Posts Tagged ‘family culture’

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

056: How to Raise a Polite Teenager // Devon Wellington, Psychologist and Cotillion Director

3 Takeaways for Teaching Teens to be Polite

Do you ever worry that your children, who are growing up in the era of the smartphone, aren’t going to know how to look someone in the eye, have a genuine conversation with them, and display respect and courtesy?

I know that I worry about this a lot!  But today’s guest, Devon Wellington–a mother, a developmental psychologist, and the co-director of the Northern Virginia Chapters of the National League of Junior Cotillions–assures us that there is a lot we can do as mothers to teach our children these essential life skills.

In this episode, Devon shares strategies for how to teach our teenagers…

  1. How to show appreciation
  2. How to make a proper introduction
  3. How to be present where you are

This is a fascinating episode with many practical gems–don’t miss it.

Show Notes

Devon’s Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/etiquette_and_class/

Devon’s Cotillion website: https://nljc.com/n/index.php/chapters/northernvirginiachapters/group

‘On Being’ with Krista Tippett and Greg Boyle: https://onbeing.org/programs/greg-boyle-the-calling-of-delight-gangs-service-and-kinship-nov2017/

**Join our community on Instagram!  Each week, I post content that relates to the most recent episode, and it’s where I get to engage with listeners.  I love it, and I’d love to meet you over there! https://www.instagram.com/3in30podcast/

36 Takeaways from 12 Mothers: A Compilation of #my3in30

36 Takeaways from 12 Mothers

To celebrate the 1st birthday of the podcast, I asked listeners to share their *own* three takeaways on social media (#my3in30) and with their friends and family.  I have been overwhelmed by the response and the creativity and wisdom of this community of mothers! Your takeaways have been incredible!!

Today on the podcast, you will hear 12 mothers from our podcast community share their 3 takeaways…so that’s 36 takeaways in all!  Get ready!

Don’t forget, you can get a copy of all 36 takeaways PLUS the takeaways from this entire month of episodes by signing up at 3in30podcast.com/takeaways.

Many thanks to our 3 in 30 birthday sponsor: Brightbox, the easy, affordable way to brighten someone’s day through happy mail!  I love this company.  Check them out!!  https://brightboxes.shop

And thanks to the women who contributed to this episode!

Jody, ShaeLynn (@happyhealthyfrugalmom), Mary, Sarah (sarahbadatrichardson.com), Georgia (knowhowmom.com), Kalisha (@whyimother), Joy (regularcoolmom.com), Kristin (@heworksweplay), Lindsey (@momminutesaregold), Shawnee, Taffy (thejoyfulsoulproject.com), Chamaine (wanderingfamilies.com)

Listen to this episode

051: How (and Why) to Get Involved in the Political Process as a Mom // Lacey Parr

Podcast about 3 simple ways to get involved in the political process

This episode  couldn’t come at a better time. Lacey Parr, mother of three and devoted community-builder, reminds us that politics doesn’t have to be contentious–it can be about advocating with love for the issues that are the most important to us.

In this interview, Lacey teaches mothers…

*how to get involved in local government and policy in small but significant ways

*how to become a more balanced consumer of news

*where to start if we are passionate about a subject

*why busy mothers should even care–and how to bring our children along with us

…and much more!

Don’t miss this important episode.  And don’t forget to register to vote!  Mid-term elections are coming up.

Show Notes

Media Bias Chart: https://www.adfontesmedia.com/the-chart-version-3-0-what-exactly-are-we-reading/

Find out more about how to vote in your area: https://www.vote.org/

049: How to Involve Your Children as you Build a Business // Tonya Dalton of ‘inkWELL Press’

Podcast with 3 takeaways to involve your children as you pursue your passion

Some of you may see this episode title and think, “YES! I need this!”  Others may think, “Not for me–I don’t have any intention of starting a business.”

But believe it or not, this episode is for ALL mamas.  Because I think all of us want to involve our children in the passions that are important to us.

Today’s guest is Tonya Dalton of inkWELL Press.  She is a powerhouse business woman and a loving wife and mother of two.  She built several businesses from her home while her kids were young, and she has so many practical tips on how to do just that.  Within her takeaways, she also talks about empowering our kids to contribute to the home, modeling for them how to have boundaries and work as a team, and teaching them how to plan ahead and use their time wisely.

I really think this episode has golden nuggets for EVERY mama, no matter what you do for work–take a listen and let me know if you agree!

Show Notes

Tonya’s Website: inkwellpress.com

Tonya’s Podcast, ‘Productivity Paradox’: https://ppx.inkwellpress.com/

Past ‘3 in 30’ episodes that further this topic:

“How to Get Your Kids to Do a Daily Quiet Time” podcast: http://3in30podcast.com/quiet_time/

“How to Find Time for Personal Development as a Mom: The 3 Ps”: http://3in30podcast.com/3Ps/