Podcast

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

 

061: Avoiding Bedtime Battles // Marietta Paxson, LMFT

SLEEP WEEK continues! In this bonus episode with Marietta Paxson, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, we talk about real scenarios she faces as a therapist, sleep consultant, and mom.

Marietta has seen in both her clients and her own children how sleep impacts behavior and health. She shares tips for creating boundaries around bedtime routines, how to curb endless bedtime requests, and more.

Marietta runs Little Dreamers, a priceless resource where she works with families to make an individualized plan to help their infants and toddlers get the sleep they need. If you have ever wondered if a sleep consultant might be able to help your child, don’t hesitate to visit Marietta’s website and book a free 15-minute call! 

And in case you missed it, don’t forget to check out Monday’s episode with Dr. Katie Penry where she and I discuss newborn sleep and how it can impact the mental health of a mom.

Show Notes:

Marietta’s website: littledreamers.us

Marietta’s Instagram: @littledreamers.us

Check out her FREE Q+A on Facebook and Instagram every week where you can submit a question:

https://www.facebook.com/littledreamers.us/

Newborn sleep workshop in Pleasant Grove, Utah: “Exhausted Mama, No More.” Listeners can use code “3in30” to get 25% off!

https://www.littledreamers.us/newborn-sleep

 

Other Related Resources:

033: Getting Your Kids to Do Quiet Time: http://3in30podcast.com/quiet-time/

060: 3 Facts You MUST Know about Infant Sleep: http://3in30podcast.com/infant-sleep/

 

**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/

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How to Accomplish Big Projects in your (Rare) Spare Moments as a Mom // April Perry of Learn Do Become

How to Accomplish Big Projects as a Mom

If you often go to bed feeling like you will never get caught up on all of your responsibilities, wondering how you could’ve worked so hard all day and still have a massive to-do list, this episode is for you.

April Perry, the co-founder of the websites Power of Moms and Learn Do Become, shares a step-by-step process for accomplishing big projects, even when you have very little free time.  April has spent thousands of hours developing an organization system that help important people–from business leaders to mothers–control the chaos in their *minds* so they can focus on their true priorities,.

In this episode, April explains this process in detail:

1) Make an ACCURATE list of all of the projects you have brewing in your mind.  (Include for your family, for you, and beyond.)

2) Narrow that list to no more than 7-8 projects to tackle this month.  Put that shorter list in a visible place to reference often.

3) Using that list, identify tiny “next actions” that will move each project forward.

Show Notes

For more on April’s organizational programs, start with this FREE training, How to Finally Stop Drowning in Piles: https://sb244.isrefer.com/go/TRAINSTEP1/podcast3in30

PowerofMoms.com

LearnDoBecome.com

Getting Things Done by David Allen: https://amzn.to/2VgltXq

Essentialism by Greg McKeown: https://amzn.to/2RjG6To

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

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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