Create more meaning in Motherhood

A 30-minute podcast with 3 doable takeaways
to make your family life a little better each week


Hi, I'm Rachel

Lover of practical ideas, conversations with kindred spirits, and my two wild children who keep life interesting.  I combined all of these passions when I created 3 in 30, a podcast for moms who want doable takeaways to try with their families - strategies to help us manage the madness and maximize the magic of motherhood.

Before I had my kids, I was a camp counselor for kids with disabilities, a volunteer in an orphanage in El Salvador, and a high school English teacher. Then my husband and I struggled with infertility and went through the adoption process and IVF to get our two miracle babies.

After all of my experiences working with children, and after my long fight to become a mother, I truly believed that I would thrive as a mom from day one.

Let's just say my transition to motherhood was a little rougher than I had imagined...

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It's like a podcast review sheet or Cliffs notes!

You will be able to print this overview and put it on the fridge, clip it into a binder of parenting resources, or save it digitally to a folder on your computer...whatever works for you!


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I thought about starting my podcast for almost 2 years before I finally just did it. What kept me paralyzed for so long??

I can give a list of reasons that sound really convincing:

"I was too busy with my young kids!"
"I didn't know where to start with the tech."
"It wasn't the right time with my husband's job."

All of those reasons may be true, but they are a coverup for what was really keeping me stuck: PERFECTIONISM.

I have battled this my entire life: I don't like doing things unless I know they're going to be perfect; I don't like putting myself out there when I'm not sure of the result.

But eventually, I decided that I just had to try. I just had to do the hard, scary, uncomfortable, "I-don't-know-what-I'm-doing" thing, and start my stinkin' podcast. (I'M SO GLAD I DID!)

What are YOU not doing because you are waiting for conditions to be perfect? Maybe you are holding off on starting a podcast, like I did. Or maybe you are putting off some other personal or professional goal.

As you may know, earlier this year I co-founded Podcast University, an online school for all things podcasting, with my friend Monica Simmons Packer from the show About Progress. The focus of Monica's podcast is "progress over perfection," and she has reminded me again and again that NO ONE can be blessed by your gifts (yourself included) when you're waiting for your idea or circumstances to be perfect before you start.

So this week, my challenge for you is this: DO THE STINKING THING. Whatever your nagging goal is, don't let perfectionism or any other excuse hold you back any longer.

And if starting a podcast is your goal, we would absolutely LOVE to help you. We are teaching 4 FREE podcasting classes this month—2 about STARTING a podcast, and 2 about GROWING a podcast.

Our first free class is TOMORROW—so don’t delay getting signed up! NOW is the time. (Link in the comments!)

My friends, we can do this. Our goals are not too big for us--they are just waiting for us to let go of perfectionism and START.
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