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054: What If I’m Jealous? // Monica Packer of About Progress

3 Ways to Identify and Overcome Jealousy in your Life

Have you ever been a little bit jealous, even of a good friend? I’m guessing the answer is YES because most of us face jealousy to varying degrees and in various forms throughout our lives.

In this episode, I talk openly with my dear friend and podcasting colleague, Monica Packer of About Progress, about how we have been jealous of each other at times–and what we’ve decided to *do* with that emotion.

Monica shares three “dive deep” questions to ask yourself if you recognize that you’re feeling jealous and if you want to use that feeling to become a better person and friend.  (Yes, it’s possible!)

Don’t miss this honest, heartfelt episode, and let us know what it makes you think about in your own life!

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Show Notes

Monica’s Website: https://aboutprogress.com/

Monica’s Podcast: https://aboutprogress.com/podcast/

Monica’s Progress Program: https://aboutprogress.com/progress-program/

Monica’s article on Power of Moms that started our friendship: https://powerofmoms.com/mothering-doesnt-come-naturally/

Episode 42 “How to Love Someone When It’s Complicated or Hard: Lessons from Open Adoption”: http://3in30podcast.com/open-adoption/

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045: Using Humor as a Coping Tool in Motherhood // Family Looking Up

How to Use Humor as a Coping Tool in Motherhood Family Looking Up

Family life is a bit insane. As mothers, we say and do things we never thought we would say or do.  We can cry at the end of a harrowing day…or we can laugh.  And the guests on today’s episode choose to laugh!

Beth, Andrea, and Camille from the podcast “Family Looking Up” are on the show today teaching us HOW to find humor and joy in the hard moments of motherhood.

If you need a good chuckle or a pick-me-up to find the joy in your long days, this episode is for you.

Show Notes

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http://familylookingup.com/

  • My episode on their show:

Creating Highlights With Our Kids – Guest Rachel Nielson. Episode 25

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033: How to Get Your Kids to Do Quiet Time (BONUS Episode!)

How to Get Your Kids to Do Quiet Time

Thank you so very much for leaving Reviews on my podcast this week for my birthday!  I absolutely loved reading your words.  This extra episode is my way of saying, “THANK YOU–I LOVE YOU!”

Instituting a daily Quiet Time is one of the BEST things I’ve done for my kids (and for me!).  But I know it’s not always easy to do it, especially with strong willed kiddos.  I hope my three tips will help you to start this routine in your family!

Show Notes

“Okay to Wake” Clock That Turns Green: https://amzn.to/2LtZkjq

Quiet Time 101 by April Perry of Power of Moms: https://powerofmoms.com/mommys-naptime-101-2/

Quiet Time: My Very Best Parenting Secret by Jansen of Everyday Reading: https://everyday-reading.com/quiet-time-my-very-best-parenting-secret/

 

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022: Cleaning Strategies for the Naturally Messy Mom // Candi Kidd of Operation Organization

Cleaning Strategies for the Naturally Messy Mom __ Candi Kidd

Since I was a little girl, I have left a “wake” behind me everywhere I go–cupboards left open, shoes kicked off in the middle of the hallway, and spills on the kitchen counter that should’ve been wiped up immediately but I didn’t even notice them.

Luckily, I have a very wise friend who is teaching me better habits.  Candi Kidd (who was our guest in Episode 001!) teaches moms who are naturally messy like me how to keep their lives more tidy and orderly.  And her tips can really help any mom, even if you are naturally a neat-freak (P.S. you amaze me), because we all live with children…and children bring chaos and confusion along with them everywhere they go.

Join Candi and me as we dive into these three takeaways:

 

1) Be a detective to find and then solve the messy spots in your home.

2) Lower the “activation energy” it takes to get started with cleaning.

3) Focus on completing one J.O.B. per day.

 

Show Notes:

Candi’s new Instagram account, operation_organization: https://www.instagram.com/operation_organization/

Candi’s first episode, “Getting Unmotivated Kids to Help”: http://3in30podcast.com/unmotivated-kids-to-help/

The House that Cleans Itself by Mindy Starns Clark: https://www.amazon.com/House-That-Cleans-Itself-Solutions/dp/0736918809

Jordan Page who came up with the acronym J.O.B. (just one bite): FunCheaporFree.com

Shel Silverstein poem about Melinda Mae who ate the whale: http://shelsilverstein.yolasite.com/melinda-mae.php

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011: Setting Goals without Sacrificing Sanity // Monica Packer of About Progress

3 Takeaways for setting goals that focus on progress not perfection

“Perfectionism, we wrongly assign only to overachievers. I think most perfectionists are actually underachievers.”

When I first heard Monica Packer of the podcast About Progress explain this phenomenon–that a perfectionist can actually become an underachiever–I was stunned.  I recognized that she was describing me.  I had gone from a hardcore overachiever (who had developed eating disorders as a result) to an apathetic underachiever who avoided making any sort of goals in my life.

In this week’s episode, Monica describes her own similar journey and how she has now found a middle ground: striving for “progress, not perfection.”  She gives us three takeaways to consider as we head into the New Year about how to set goals that will push us to improve while also helping us maintain our mental health.

 

1) Don’t think too much.

2) Make room for failure.

3) Make your goals visible.

 

Listen in as she and I dive into these principles and offer specific examples from our own lives as “recovering perfectionists.”

Packer Family

Show Notes

Monica’s website and podcast: About Progress.com

Her Intro episode that resonated so deeply with me: http://www.aboutprogress.com/2016/11/most-likely-to-be-talk-show-host.html

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