Balance

063: Mothering Different Ages and Stages: Tips from a Mother of Seven // Vanessa Quigley, Co-Founder of Chatbooks

It’s time to pick up the kids from school, but the baby is napping.

You need to go to grocery shopping but can’t bear the thought of wrestling everyone into the car and through the store.

You want to plan a vacation to spend quality time with your older kids, but it wouldn’t be ideal for the babies.

Do any of these scenarios sound familiar? Beyond babies’ sleep schedules and toddlers tantrums, motherhood manages to get trickier as our children grow into different stages— especially in families with big age gaps between siblings. In this episode, Vanessa Quigley, co-founder of Chatbooks, gives us a glimpse into what it is like mothering seven children and juggling the needs of kids in different stages of life.

Vanessa advises moms to, as Elsa would say, “Let it go!” (as we can’t be everything to everyone); divide and conquer; and seek help through trades or hiring someone. I know you will love Vanessa’s sense of humor, warm encouragement, and down-to-earth wisdom in this interview.

**We are so honored to announce Chatbooks as a sponsor for 3 in 30.**

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Show Notes

-Hilarious Chatbooks commercial with Lisa Valentine Clark: https://bit.ly/2dXTHut

-There are a few tickets left to my workshop in Twin Falls, Idaho on Saturday, February 9th.  I’d love to meet you!  3in30podcast.com/workshops

 

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062: Is it Possible to Balance Work and Motherhood? // Crystalee Beck of The Mama Ladder

As moms, we often wrestle with the desire to better balance work and motherhood. We want to honor our professional lives and personal development, while also giving our children the love and care they deserve.

Bu what if it isn’t really about “balance” after all? Crystalee Beck, co-founder of The Mama Ladder, is here to shift our perspectives by teaching us that both work and motherhood are valuable parts of living our purpose. We can find ways to protect time for both so we can be “powerfully present” in whatever we are doing.

Show Notes

Crystalee’s website: https://themamaladder.com/

Crystalee’s Instagram: @themamaladder 

High Five Grant for Moms: https://themamaladder.com/grant
-application open January 11-31

Mama Spring Break: https://themamaladder.com/mamaspringbreak

Jody Moore podcast about “Busyness”: https://jodymoore.com/ep-177-busyness/

**Send an email if you are interested in podcasting tips! hello@3in30podcast.com**

**There are just a handful of tickets left to Rachel’s “Declutter your Motherhood” workshops in Idaho! Check out the info here: http://3in30podcast.com/workshops/