069: Rekindling Your Love of Motherhood // Kelly Jensen

An inspiring mother of five answers the question, "How can I love motherhood more?"

“The truth is, I don’t like motherhood–and I desperately want to.”

In August of 2016, I wrote these words in an email to a woman I’d never met before but had admired from afar, asking for her advice. At the heart of my message was this question: “How can I learn to love motherhood more?”

My kids were 5 and 2 at the time, and long days at home with them were brutal for me, despite my best efforts to be a patient and fun mom. I felt lost and unfulfilled–but too embarrassed to admit just how desperate I felt to anyone in my real life. It was safer to reach out to someone distant, and that’s why I emailed one of my mom-heroes from Instagram, Kelly Jensen.

I never would’ve believed that just over two years later, I would be talking to Kelly on my very own podcast, reading her that heartfelt plea for help I sent I sent via email and sharing her response with moms all over the world.

It was thrilling for me to interview Kelly for this week’s episode. She’s a mother of five who is known for her contagious love of family life, with her seasonal “Live Lists” and love letters to her children (#wordsformybabies). In this episode, she cheers every mother on with the reminder to value who we are as individuals–and know that it’s enough.

Show Notes 

-Kelly’s Instagram: @kellyejensen

Check out Kelly’s “Live Lists” here and here.

-I am so excited to announce “Declutter your Motherhood Extended,” which starts with a kickoff workshop on Saturday, April 13 at Eleve Event Center in Pleasant Grove, UT, and continues for 30 days with mentoring and support. Go to 3in30podcast.com/workshops for more information and tickets!

**Use the code 3IN30 this week only to get $30 off your ticket.

About the Podcast Host, Rachel Nielson

Rachel taught high school English for five years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom to her two miracle babies, Noah Atticus, who was adopted, and Sally Grace, who was conceived through IVF.

In her life, Rachel has experienced great sorrow but also great joy--and she loves diving deep into the topics that matter most. Thank you for listening to the podcast and giving her a chance to share her heart.

4 Comments

  1. Meredith Hansen on 02/25/2019 at 2:44 PM

    Loved this episode, love your podcast ♥️
    I’d love to receive your takeaway emails!
    Thanks so much for everything you do! 😊

    • Rachel Nielson on 02/26/2019 at 6:15 PM

      Thank you so much!! I will get you added to the list for takeaways!

  2. Monika on 02/27/2019 at 10:34 AM

    Fantastic episode (I’ve also been following Kelly for a long time😊) 👍 Your podcast is my favorite, I adore it because it’s short, absolutely to the point and the list of your guests (as well as subjects) are always very interesting. I’m a mom of 4 and I still get so many great ideas from listening to you 😊
    Well done, Rachel!!! 💗

    • Rachel Nielson on 02/27/2019 at 9:52 PM

      Thank you so so much!

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