Building Relationships

Ep. 007 How to Create a More Peaceful Home // Cate Johnson

Ep 007 How to Create a More Peaceful Home

“At any given point, you can say, ‘This is not how the story is going to end.'”

Cate Johnson was a mother of two young children with a big, beautiful home in the country.  From the outside, it looked like she was “living the dream,” but inside, she felt like she was drowning.

She craved peace and connection with her children–but instead she felt only chaos and overwhelm. She spent hours cleaning her big home while her kids watched television. She felt heartbroken that she was not the mother that she had always wanted to be.

In this powerful episode, Cate shares three small but significant changes that transformed their home environment:

1) Using the five senses to create a haven of peace.

2) Designating a “kid of the day” to eliminate fighting.

3) Structuring their family time around rhythms to create stability.

Cate is now a fulfilled, empowered mother, and she has a message of hope for all of us: We can have more peaceful homes, no matter where we live.

Show Notes

Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne

Lullaby Playlist

Whole Family Rhythms

Cate Johnson Quote--FINAL 3 in 30 Podcast 2

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Ep. 005 The Very Best Way You Can Support your Child in School // Amanda Hamilton Roos of Building the Bridge

The Very Best Way to Support Your Child in School

Is your child’s life at school a bit of a mystery to you? Whenever you ask what he/she did today, do you hear the lackluster response, “Oh, nothing.”

Amanda Hamilton Roos taught high school English for nearly a decade before deciding to stay home with her three children. She has continued to be very involved in education by writing curriculum and developing a website called BuildingtheBridge.org. Her mission is to help families bridge the divide between home and school and build strong, effective partnerships.

In today’s podcast, she shares three easy steps for forming a “working relationship” with your child’s teacher.  Within the discussion, you will learn…

  • Why talking to your child’s teacher about something other than school is so important
  • How to start these conversations without sounding like an awkward teenager on a blind date
  • How often you should “follow up” with teachers and in what ways
  • Why a little praise and gratitude goes a long way
  • What you should be asking to see within the classroom

Show Notes

Amanda’s website for families and teachers: BuildingtheBridge.org

Beyond the Bakesale: The Essential Guide to Family and School Partnerships by Anne Hendersen

Amanda Hamilton Roos Quote II 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms

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Ep. 004 How to Stop Yelling at your Kids // Ralphie Jacobs from Simply on Purpose

How to Stop Yelling at your Kids with Ralphie Jacobs // 3 in 30 Podcast

“The prerequisite to all other parenting principles is to be in control of yourself as the parent. And this is the major struggle for parents. They feel like they are standing on the sidelines helpless, and their children are running rompus around them and all over them…But this can easily be changed. We should not feel like victims in our own households.  We can find joy and delight in working in our own homes.”

Ralphie Jacobs is a mother to four girls, ages 3-14, and the founder of the popular Instagram account @simplyonpurpose.  Her account has experienced incredible growth from when it started just a year ago because so many mothers are thirsting for her wise, compassionate, and positive parenting advice.

It was an honor to have her on the show, and in this episode she will teach us how to stop yelling at our kids by being in control of ourselves.  But how do we do that, especially in the moment when anger is building?  Ralphie explains how we must:

  1. Listen to the right story
  2. Use time to our advantage
  3. Model being happy

Listen in as Ralphie and I dive into these principles a little more deeply and give practical advice of how to apply them in your home.

As always, I would love to hear from you!  Let me know in the comments which strategies stay with you the most and what works with your children.

Quote from Ralphie

3 in 30 Podcast for Moms

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