Finding Joy

066: The Easiest Form of Self Care: Getting Ready for the Day // Alison Lumbatis of Get Your Pretty On

Sometimes when I hear the phrase “self care,” I like to dream about a massage, a pedicure, or a trip to the store by myself. Those are all great things, but often out of reach for daily life. In reality, having a simple, daily routine to get ready for the day is the easiest form of self care.

Alison Lumbatis, founder of Get Your Pretty On, is on the show today with a message advocating for every woman to feel pretty regardless of resources or time, and that is through simply getting ready for the day. Alison gives us encouragement and ideas to set every woman up for success through having a routine in place, taking inventory of what you already own, and having go-to formulas to make getting dressed simple and fun.

Show Notes:

Alison’s website: https://getyourprettyon.com/

Alison’s Instagram: @_getyourprettyon

Freebie for 3 in 30 listeners! Stay-At-Home Mom Casual Wardrobe Builder: getyourprettyon.com/3in30podcast

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065: 3 Easy Valentines Traditions for the Whole Family (Encore!) // Sarah McKenna of Bombshell Bling

The first Valentines Day that my husband and I were dating, he showed up on my doorstep with flowers and a clue that started me on a scavenger hunt to romantic places all around our college town.

Seven years later, on our first Valentines Day as parents, he showed up on our doorstep with…a toilet plunger.  (You’ll have to listen to the episode to get the full story!)

Yes, becoming parents can definitely affect the romance of Valentines Day a bit–but there’s no reason why this “holiday of love” has to be limited to just you and your spouse.  February 14th can be a day to celebrate family love as well!

In this episode, my amazing sister Sarah McKenna, from the craft blog Bombshell Bling, shares three totally doable and super fun Valentines traditions for the entire family.

1) Secret Cupids: https://www.bombshellbling.com/secret-cupids-valentines-day-family-tradition/

2) Heart Attacks: https://www.bombshellbling.com/heart-attack/

3) Love Letters to your Kids: https://www.bombshellbling.com/mushy-love-letters-a-february-tradition/

I’d love to hear if you give one of these a try. Come say hi on my Instagram, 3in30podcast and let me know if you have other Valentines Traditions you do with your family!

Show Notes 

Sarah’s website: https://www.bombshellbling.com

Sarah’s instagram: @bombshellbling

“32 Ways to Surprise Your Sweetie” by Rachel Nielson: https://www.bombshellbling.com/things-for-hubby-valentines-day/

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064: Make Over Your Mornings // Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom

In this stage of my life, I start most days to the sound of my children calling for me or running into my room. Before that, I started the day with the sound of my alarm clock signaling I needed to hurry as fast as I possibly could to get ready for work. This often sets the pace to go from one thing to the next in a frazzled state when I am constantly craving slow.

Crystal Paine, entrepreneur, mom, and founder of Money Saving Mom, is often asked how she does what she does, and it all comes down to starting her day with intention.

Crystal has years of experience encouraging women to be intentional when it comes to finance, family, and business. In this episode, she encourages us to develop the habit of serving our tomorrow self by first asking the question: What can you do the night before to set yourself up for success the next day?

Whether you have an intentional morning routine or hopes for developing one, we can’t wait to hear how you like this episode.

 

Show Notes: 

Make Over Your Mornings: 14-day online course to help you start your day with success: https://gr161.isrefer.com/go/MYM/rachelnielson/

Crystal’s website: https://moneysavingmom.com/

Crystal’s Instagram: @themoneysavingmom

Crystal and Rachel’s Power of Moms’ podcast: https://powerofmoms.com/ordinary-moms-can-make-extraordinary-difference-crystal-paine-rachel-nielson-episode-186/

Gretchen Rubin’s book, The Four Tendencies: https://amzn.to/2FUF8XD

Laura Vanderkamp’s book, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: https://amzn.to/2TbQc6x

 

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I want to meet you in Twin Falls! I’m teaching “Declutter Your Motherhood,” a 5-hour workshop on Saturday, February 9th. You can find more details here: 3in30podcast.com/workshops

 

057: How to Document your Family Without Torturing Them // Rebecca Sior, Professional Photographer

How to Document your Family without Tormenting Them __ Rebecca Sior

In this modern era when many of us have cameras in our pockets at every moment of the day, we take a lot of photos of our children. The storage on our phones is full, and the children in our homes are sick of being little on-demand models.

But we want the memories! We want to capture their cute little faces! How can we document our family life without torturing our children and driving ourselves crazy in the process??

It’s possible, and professional photographer and mother of three Rebecca Sior is on the podcast today to teach us HOW.

This interview is full of practical takeaways that will shift your perspective about which photos are worth taking—and how to get those photos in the most painless ways possible.

A perfect episode as we head into all the memory-making of the holidays. Don’t miss it! Search for ‘3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms’ in your favorite podcast app, or listen via my website: 3in30podcast.com.

Show Notes

Rebecca’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebeccasiorphoto/

Rebecca’s Website: https://www.rebeccasiorphoto.com/

***Get tickets for my “Declutter your Motherhood” workshop in Boise and Twin Falls! 3in30podcast.com/workshops

53: How to Show Up in the World with Confidence–Even When You Don’t Have Confidence // Brooke White

Musician Brooke White teaches three lessons on how to show up in the world with confidence (even if you are scared)

If you have a dream, big or small, that’s been tugging on your heart–or if you’ve allowed your fears to get in the way of you showing up fully in the world–this episode is for YOU.

Brooke White is a musician and a mother of two. She has recorded eight albums with a ninth coming out in early 2019.  Brooke got her “big break” when she appeared in season 7 of American Idol and finished in the Top 5. In the midst of this success, when the world saw a beautiful young woman with talent and fame, Brooke faced debilitating anxiety and fears that she wasn’t good enough.

In our conversation today, we discuss…

  • how Brooke faced harsh criticism in a very public review in a LA music magazine (she reads it aloud on this episode!)
  • how Brooke made a big mistake in front of 40 million viewers on American Idol
  • how Brooke survived those moments, and many others that have come before and after, and has continued to pursue music with a self-confidence rooted in love, faith, and gratitude

In this episode, Brooke and I laugh, we tell stories, and yes, we sing.  Well, Brooke does. 😉 You don’t want to miss this truly unique and inspiring episode of 3 in 30.

Show Notes

#my3in30 Birthday Challenge: 3in30podcast.com/my3in30

Brooke’s Instagram: @realbrookewhite

Brooke’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/thegirlswithglasses

Brooke’s Spotify List: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6Cr8hmfVbgB6ckZbDryCNz

Brooke Castillo’s Podcast: https://thelifecoachschool.com/podcasts/