Author name: Rachel

Listen to Top Motherhood Podcast, 3 in 30 Podcast with Rachel Nielson, featuring Janssen Bradshaw, about How to Make Reading Fun this Summer

361: How to Make Reading Fun This Summer // Janssen Bradshaw

Knowing how to make reading fun for our kids can be exasperating!  As a kid, I spent hours every day reading in the summer. I’d come home from the library with stacks of books. I was so jazzed when I got my “personal pan pizza” from Pizza Hut after I completed the Summer Reading Program.  …

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Listen to Top Motherhood Podcast, 3 in 30 Podcast with Rachel Nielson, featuring Andi Smiley, About A Secret Tool to Keep Your Kids Entertained this Summer

360: A Secret Tool to Keep Your Kids Entertained this Summer// Andi Smiley

  Are you stressed about how to entertain your kids this summer?  The long, hot summer days can be, well, long (womp, womp).  If you’re like me, you try really hard not to let your kids play with too many screens. But let’s be real—screens are such an easy way for us moms to get …

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Listen to Top Motherhood Podcast, 3 in 30 Podcast with Rachel Nielson, about Is Positive Journaling Disingenuous?

359: A Simple Reframe to Help You Journal Consistently

  Does positive journaling feel disingenuous to you?  After all, there are really hard days when you’re a mom. Sitting down at the end of a rough day and writing down something positive can feel dishonest.  And yet, we all know the benefits of focusing on the positive!  So, what’s the balance here? How do …

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Listen to Top Motherhood Podcast, 3 in 30 Podcast with Rachel Nielson, featuring Saren Eyre Loosli, about Connecting with Your Teenager

358: Creating Golden Moments with Teenagers// Saren Eyre Loosli

  Do you struggle to know how to connect with your teenager?  Man, oh, man. The hormones, attitudes, busy schedules, still underdeveloped brains coupled with the overdeveloped longing for independence – sheesh! I’ve heard teenagers referred to as porcupines that need hugs, and that is SO REAL.  amiright?  If you are going through a rocky …

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Listen to Top Motherhood Podcast, 3 in 30 Podcast with Rachel Nielson, featuring Cheryl Cardall, about Tips for Staying Calm During Your Big Kid’s Big Meltdowns.

357: Tips for Staying Calm During Your Big Kid’s Big Meltdowns // Cheryl Cardall

Do you struggle to stay calm during your big kid’s big meltdowns?  You’re not alone! As a parent of spirited, intense children, I have plenty of experience with big meltdowns and “bad” behaviors. Whether it’s a child losing their crap because they have the wrong socks for skiing, or a child lashing out with some …

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356 Transcript: Parenting Anxious Kids and Teens: Advice from a Psychologist Mom// Dr. Terri Bacow

LISTEN ON Apple Podcasts Spotify   Rachel: Terri, welcome to 3 in 30. I am so excited to talk with you today. Dr. Terri Bacow: I am too. Thank you for having me. Rachel: Well, this is a personal topic for me because I struggle with anxiety and just in the last few months, my …

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Listen to Top Motherhood Podcast, 3 in 30 Podcast with Rachel Nielson, featuring Dr. Terri Bacow, about How to Parent Anxious Kids and Teens: Advice from a Psychologist Mom

356: Parenting Anxious Kids and Teens: Advice from a Psychologist Mom// Dr. Terri Bacow

  Parenting anxious kids can be stressful! It’s hard to watch our kids struggle. If you have a child who worries a lot, avoids certain social situations, or even shows physical signs of panic when facing their fears, you might start to wonder, “Does my child have diagnosable anxiety? Or is this just part of …

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Listen to Top Motherhood Podcast, 3 in 30 Podcast with Rachel Nielson, featuring Jen Banks, about Building a Community as a Busy Mom

355: Building a Resilient Community as a Busy Mom // Jen Banks

  For the past few years, building a community has been a struggle for me.  With my work commitments and the ages of my kids,  I’m not finding the natural opportunities to meet up with other moms that I did when my kids were younger and going to playdates and parks and preschool. Building a …

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Listen to Top Motherhood Podcast, 3 in 30 Podcast with Rachel Nielson, about Letting Go of Expectations.

354: Letting Go of Heavy Expectations of Yourself // Sneak Peek from the Declutter your Motherhood Audio Course

  Letting go of expectations can seem like an impossible ask.  Especially letting go of expectations as moms! We want to do our best job! We want to be good moms! And yet, this so often leads to heavy, unrealistic expectations that leave us anxious, guilt-ridden, and completely exhausted.  I will never forget the day …

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