Let's Be Mom-Friends!

Motherhood is so much easier when you surround yourself with moms who get it. Whether or not you are lucky enough to have support like this in your real life, my goal is for you to always feel this way when you listen to one of our podcast episodes! So allow me to introduce myself!

Let's Be Mom-Friends!

Motherhood is so much easier when you surround yourself with moms who get it. Whether or not you are lucky enough to have support like this in your real life, my goal is for you to always feel this way when you listen to one of our podcast episodes! So allow me to introduce myself!

Rachel Nielson, host of 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms Podcast, smiling.

Hi, I'm Rachel Nielson!

I'm a former high school English teacher who always tortured my students on the first day of school by making them write poetry about themselves. (Not kidding!)

These "auto bio poems" are my favorite!

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Rachel

AWARE, KIND, SCATTERED, HONEST

Mom of her miracles, Noah and Sally

Lover of crossing things off her to-do list, catching an unexpected sunset, and condensing meaty research into actionable takeaways for moms

Who feels content with her head on Ryan’s shoulder, flustered when she can’t find her car keys (always), and fulfilled when she hears that her podcast made a difference to someone

Who needs snuggles from her kids, conversations with her kindred spirits, and think-time for work projects every day

Who gives care packages to friends who are hurting, half-birthday cakes to her children, and an over-easy egg to her dog every morning (she's a sucker)

Who fears loss of memories, loss of loved ones, and loss of integrity

Who would like to see a best-selling book with her name on the cover, every country of the world with Ryan as her travel buddy, and her mom playing with the grandkids

Resident of a perfect little mountain town in Idaho

Nielson

Rachel Nielson, host of 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms Podcast, smiling.

Rachel's favorite people:

Rachel Nielson, host of 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms Podcast, smiling with her husband Ryan.

Ryan

Rachel met her husband, Ryan, on a blind date! They've been married for 18 years and going strong. He is a pediatric dentist.

Son of Rachel Nielson (host of the 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms Podcast).

Noah

Noah is Rachel and Ryan's first miracle–he came to them through adoption. He is creative, smart, and oh-so-strongwilled.

Daughter of Rachel Nielson (Host of 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms Podcast).

Sally

Sally is named after both of her grandmas! (Yes, both Rachel AND Ryan's moms are named Sally.) She is also a miracle, conceived through IVF.

Rachel and her sisters smiling.

Sisters

Rachel is the middle child in a trio of sisters. They are her very best friends! They talk on the phone almost daily and love each other's children like their own.

Rachel and her sisters snuggling on the couch with their mom.

Mom

Rachel's mom battled breast cancer for 13 years and passed away in 2003. She remains an incredibly important part of Rachel's life, and she talks about her often on the podcast.

Rachel's dad.

Dad

Rachel's dad has always been an integral part of her life, but after her mom died, this became even more true. He visits his daughters and grandkids often and is the world's best "Bapa!"

Fan-freaking-tastic

“Seriously, Rachel is legit. The realest of the real. She's down to earth and not afraid to show up as her authentic self, always. She's hilarious, awkward (in the absolute BEST way), insanely wise and insightful… Give her and her podcast all of the credit for my good-mom moments.”

- Mollyelm

Meet the Team

These are the amazing moms who help Rachel run 3 in 30 behind-the-scenes!

(And yes, I got them to write autobio poems too!)

Christy Elder

Director of Operations

Abby

Abby Chipman

Director of Finance

Molly Alexander

Podcast Director

Emily Siegel, Marketing Director at 3 in 30

Emily Siegel

 

Director of Marketing

Stacey Collins

 

Community Manager

Self-Assured Motherhood

Stephanie Wood

 

Podcast Editor

and Admin

Sahiba Krieger

 

Sponsorship Coordinator

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