Getting Through Hard Times

070: How to Help Your Kids Have a Great Experience at the Doctor // Shannon Tripp, RN

How to Help Your Kids Have a Great Experience at the Doctor

There are so many things to consider when it comes to anticipating raising a child: will I ever sleep again? Will they be a picky eater? Will they be well behaved? Those are a few of the questions that went through my mind when I became a new mom. But when it comes to taking kids to the doctor, I didn’t think there was much to it. I thought it was something parents just did. I didn’t know my eyes would well with tears right alongside my toddler when the nurse administered him a shot, or what to say the next time when he asks if he has to get a shot again or even when he gets anxious just walking into the doctor’s office remembering his experience from last time.

Today’s guest, Shannon Tripp, is a mother of four and passionate about educating parents in all things first aid and safety for children. Shannon has been a pediatric nurse for more than 10 years, and today she shares a few simple tips to set our children up for success to have a positive experience at the doctor’s office. She urges parents to:

-pay attention to our own feelings and the words we use describing the doctor
-validate our kids’ feelings when they are scared
-and tell them what to expect  at a doctor’s visit and what they have to look forward to after

I love how Shannon says that she sees the doctor’s office as “a place that gives parents opportunities to teach their children skills.” I know this episode will help both you and your children be more at ease when anticipating a visit to the doctor.

 

Show Notes 

Instagram: @shan.tripp

Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay

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068: Healing After Betrayal in Your Marriage // Mika Perry of ‘Good to Be Home’ Podcast

They say love is patient; love is kind. But the truth is, sometimes it’s not EASY for love to be either of those things, especially when you are facing a devastating betrayal.

“Betrayal” can be discovering a spouse’s affair or addiction, learning that he/she has not been honest in their business dealings and has put the family’s well-being in jeopardy, and many other situations. You are faced with shattering grief, and often don’t know where to turn for support because the trial is so personal and involves someone else. It can feel so isolating.

Mika Perry—a mother, blogger, and professional organizer—has been there. In 2012 she discovered that her husband, Russ, was having an affair. Over the years since, she and Russ have worked toward healing and now openly share their story to help those suffering in silence.

Today on the show, Mika shares her experience of what life after betrayal looked like for her and how it ultimately led to a life of truth, abundance, faith, and purpose.

This is an incredibly personal and tender topic, and whether or not you choose to stay married after a betrayal, this episode will bring you hope. Please pass the episode along to someone who might need to know they are not alone.

Show Notes:

Mika’s Instagram: @mikaperry

Mika’s website: mikaperry.com

-The blog post where Mika first opened up about the affair:

Mika and Russ’ podcast “Good to be Home.” Episode 2 is where Mika and Russ share their story

Russ Perry’s book, The Sober Entrepreneur: starts with affair and goes through the process of getting sober and building a business.

If you are struggling with betrayal trauma, here are some resources:

Bloom for Women, an online community. Dr. Skinner’s course, “Rebuilding Trust After Sexual Betrayal” or find them on Instagram @bloomforwomen

Addorecovery.com -Utah based support; visit their website for locations and more information or find them on Instagram: @addo.recovery

Caitlin Olson, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specializes in addiction recovery and betrayal trauma. You can find her on Instagram: @caitlinolsenmft

Sariah Hoffman, certified yoga therapist, of @backpocketyoga on Instagram

Ashlynn and Coby on Instagram: @ashlynnandcoby and their podcast “The Betrayed, The Addicted, The Expert” features 3 different perspectives on topics dealing with relationships, recovery, betrayal and addiction.

Rachel and Jenae specialize in betrayal trauma (BT)- find them on Instagram: @couchtalktime

Dorothy Maryon of Life Star in Salt Lake. They also have a St. George clinic.

Center for Hope and Healing in Lehi, UT

Betrayal Trauma Recovery btr.org

Books:

What Can I Do About Me? by Rhyll Ann Croshaw

Treating Trauma from Sexual Betrayal by Kevin Skinner

061: Avoiding Bedtime Battles // Marietta Paxson, LMFT

SLEEP WEEK continues! In this bonus episode with Marietta Paxson, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, we talk about real scenarios she faces as a therapist, sleep consultant, and mom.

Marietta has seen in both her clients and her own children how sleep impacts behavior and health. She shares tips for creating boundaries around bedtime routines, how to curb endless bedtime requests, and more.

Marietta runs Little Dreamers, a priceless resource where she works with families to make an individualized plan to help their infants and toddlers get the sleep they need. If you have ever wondered if a sleep consultant might be able to help your child, don’t hesitate to visit Marietta’s website and book a free 15-minute call! 

And in case you missed it, don’t forget to check out Monday’s episode with Dr. Katie Penry where she and I discuss newborn sleep and how it can impact the mental health of a mom.

Show Notes:

Marietta’s website: littledreamers.us

Marietta’s Instagram: @littledreamers.us

Check out her FREE Q+A on Facebook and Instagram every week where you can submit a question:

https://www.facebook.com/littledreamers.us/

Newborn sleep workshop in Pleasant Grove, Utah: “Exhausted Mama, No More.” Listeners can use code “3in30” to get 25% off!

https://www.littledreamers.us/newborn-sleep

 

Other Related Resources:

033: Getting Your Kids to Do Quiet Time: https://3in30podcast.com/quiet-time/

060: 3 Facts You MUST Know about Infant Sleep: https://3in30podcast.com/infant-sleep/

 

**There are just a handful of tickets left to Rachel’s “Declutter your Motherhood” workshops in Idaho! Check out the info here: https://3in30podcast.com/workshops/

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060: Three Facts about Infant Sleep You MUST Know // Dr. Katie Penry

3 Facts You MUST Know about Infant Sleep

It’s SLEEP WEEK here at 3 in 30!  This week I will be bringing you TWO episodes from two different sleep experts, each focusing on a different aspect of how to get your little ones to sleep well. (Because I don’t know about you, but when I’m exhausted because my littles won’t sleep, everyone in the family suffers!)

Today on the show we have a guest who is a fan favorite, Dr. Katie Penry, a specialist in maternal and infant mental health. She and I discuss newborn sleep and how it can impact the mental health of a mom.  Dr. Penry is such an encourager and even protector of mothers–and this episode will give you permission to make decisions about your family’s sleep that will benefit both your baby AND you.

Come back on Thursday for a follow-up episode from a sleep consultant who will teach us how to avoid bedtime battles with our toddlers and preschoolers (and even elementary schoolers!).

This is going to be a fun and different week at 3 in 30.  Don’t miss it!

Show Notes

25 Infant Sleep Tips: afriendlyaffair.com/25sleeptips

Newborn 101 Course: https://afriendlyaffair.teachable.com/p/introduction-to-parenting/

“Happiest Baby on the Block” DVD: https://amzn.to/2S4VvE7

Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp: https://amzn.to/2USjKXR

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Dr. Marc Weissbluth: https://amzn.to/2LnF6s6

Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman: https://amzn.to/2UR7hE1

Episode 23 “How to Stop Looking at Your Phone So Much–and Why It Matters”: https://3in30podcast.com/phones/

Episode 41″How to Really See Your Child and Help Them See You”: https://3in30podcast.com/look-with/

Dr. Katie Penry’s website: afriendlyaffair.com

Dr. Katie Penry’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afriendlyaffair/?hl=en

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How to Support a Friend during the Holidays who has Lost a Loved One // Rachel Gainer

How to Support a Friend who has Lost a Child

The holiday season is a beautiful and magical time for most of us–but it can also be a time of loneliness and heartache for those who have lost loved ones.

This episode is a reminder of the little things we can do to reach out to those who are grieving during this time of year.

Rachel Gainer, a mother of five including an angel baby, shares her experience of losing her 2-month-old daughter, Daphne. She talks about the meaningful ways that family and friends supported her during that enormous loss and in the years since.

Though this topic may seem a bit heavy, the episode is full of hope, love, and goodness, and it is sure to give you great ideas if you’ve ever wondered just what to do for someone who is hurting.

Don’t forget the invitation at the end of this episode: Please reach out this week to someone in your own life who could use some extra support and love as the holidays approach.

Show Notes

Rachel’s website: RachelRebuilt.com

Rachel’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachel_rebuilt/

**There are a few tickets left to my workshops in Idaho happening in January and February.  I’d love to meet you!  3in30podcast.com/workshops