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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3 in 30 Podcast
Trigger warning: Child loss⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀In the summer of 2018, Nicole Hughes @nicolehughes8 and her family were enjoying a beach vacation with friends when their three-year-old son Levi slipped away from the group as they were all preparing to go crab hunting and fell into the swimming pool at the house they were renting. Nicole found him within a minute or two, but it was too late, and her beautiful little boy passed away. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Nicole has spent the last three years honoring her son’s life by pouring herself into learning about water safety and improving education for parents and medical providers to keep more kids safe around water. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀She has successfully advocated to the American Academy of Pediatrics to update their guidance on drowning prevention, and in this week's episode she shares some of the most important drowning statistics and water safety prevention measures that we need to know to keep our kids safe around water this summer.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀This is an amazing conversation, my friends. I learned SO MUCH, and I just kept thinking as Nicole was teaching, "Why didn't I know this about drowning? Why don't ALL moms know this??"⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I know the topic is heavy, but it is SO SO SO important. Please listen. Please pass along to all of the mothers in your life. I truly believe Nicole's bravery and tenacity in sharing her story and what she's learned since is going to save hundreds of children's lives.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀If you've already listened, please tell me in the comments what you learned and/or what surprised you. And tag your mom friends who need to listen to. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#podcastformoms #mompodcast #parentingpodcast #podcastforparents #familymatters #motherhoodmatters #watersafety #isrswim #isrswimlessons ... See MoreSee Less
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