131: How to Dig Yourself Out of Overwhelm as a Busy Mom // April Perry

3 in 30 Podcast for Moms host Rachel Nielson and Learn Do Become Host April Perry talk about How to Dig Yourself Out of Overwhelm as a Busy Mom with the STEP Program, Click now to listen! | Overwhelmed Mom by popular US mom podcast, 3 in 30: image of April Perry.

**Join me in going through the “STEPS for Everyday Productivity” online course over the next few months! Go to 3in30podcast.com/step for all the details!

If you often go to bed feeling like you will never get caught up on all of your responsibilities, wondering how you could’ve worked so hard all day and still have a massive to-do list, this episode on how to dig yourself out of feeling like and overwhelmed mom is for you.

April Perry, the co-founder of the websites Power of Moms and Learn Do Become, shares a step-by-step process for digging yourself out of overwhelm as a busy mom.

April has spent thousands of hours developing an organization system that helps important people–from business leaders to mothers–control the chaos in their *minds* so they can focus on their true priorities.

In this episode, April explains this process in detail:

How to Dig Yourself Out of Feeling Like an Overwhelmed Mom

1) Make an ACCURATE list of all of the projects you have brewing in your mind. 

2) Narrow that list to no more than 7-8 projects to tackle this month. Put that shorter list in a visible place to reference often.

3) Using that list, identify tiny “next actions” that will move each project forward.

Show Notes

**Join me in going through April’s productivity program over the next few months! Go to 3in30podcast.com/step for all the details!

**Many thanks to this month’s sponsor, Revolution Math! This innovative online math program helps 2nd-5th graders fall in love with math. Use the code 3IN30 to try one month for only $1.

Are you an overwhelmed mom? What did you find most helpful about this episode? Let me know in a comment below!

About the Podcast Host, Rachel Nielson

Rachel taught high school English for five years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom to her two miracle babies, Noah Atticus, who was adopted, and Sally Grace, who was conceived through IVF.

In her life, Rachel has experienced great sorrow but also great joy--and she loves diving deep into the topics that matter most. Thank you for listening to the podcast and giving her a chance to share her heart.


  1. Danica on 05/27/2020 at 7:12 PM

    such a great episode!! thank you

  2. Laura on 05/28/2020 at 6:03 PM

    I have followed April for a while but found this podcast re-inspiring today. I want to get out my previous brain dump list and reset again- it’s been a while and I’m feeling a little lost at sea today ;). Thanks for the boost!

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