A month or so ago, I woke up early, before the rest of the house, and lay in the darkness with my heart pounding uncomfortably. It was a physical reminder of something that I don’t like to think about very often: I have chronic health problems that aren’t just magically going to disappear if I ignore them. It is up to ME to change my life and my habits to regain my health. No one else is going to do that for me.
In this episode, I share a bit more of my story, as well as the three steps I am taking in order to give myself a month-long pause:
1) Choose a finite length of time for your break.
2) Look at your calendar and ruthlessly eliminate or postpone any stressful commitments during that time. Don’t be afraid to tell the people in your life WHY you need a break and how they can support you.
3) Decide how you will use your time off to “get ahead” of your life and make changes that will help you reenter your life in a much better place.
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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.
Alison’s website: https://getyourprettyon.com/
Alison’s Instagram: @_getyourprettyon
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As a mother of three young children and the owner of a successful business, Lauren Golden knows busyness and stress well; but she refuses to live in a constant state of overwhelm. Instead, she takes control of her life by taking control of her TIME.
In this week’s episode, Lauren teaches us three of her best strategies for creating more time as we juggle motherhood and all of the other worthy aspects of our life:
1) Saying “no” sometimes (and “no” doesn’t mean “never”)
2) Using the acronym D.R.O.P it as a way to reduce what’s on our list
3) Prioritizing her to-do list using “The Daily Five”
We hope this episode helps you during this busy holiday season!
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Lauren’s Website: https://www.thefreemamamovement.com/go
The Free Mama Movement on Facebook:
Lauren’s Book: The Free Mama: How to Work from Home, Control your Schedule, and Make More Money (launching Thurs, Dec 13): https://amzn.to/2QniKwx
Patrice Washington: “I’m Not Above Backing Out” https://www.patricewashington.com/relationships/im-not-above-backing-out/
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…
- How to show appreciation
- How to make a proper introduction
- How to be present where you are
This is a fascinating episode with many practical gems–don’t miss it.
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/
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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!
Tonya’s Website: inkwellpress.com
- Weekly Kickstart: https://inkwellpress.com/collections/organizational-notepads-for-weekly-daily-planning/products/weekly-planning-notepad
- Daily Download: https://inkwellpress.com/collections/organizational-notepads-for-weekly-daily-planning/products/daily-download-notepad
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/