Journaling has always been extremely important to me, but in the past year, as I’ve gotten super busy with the podcast, I have neglected this hobby that gives me joy and peace. I purposely chose this episode to air as an “encore” because I need the reminder of how important it is to reflect on and record the experiences we are having as mothers. I am recommitting to journaling, even in my busiest seasons!
The guest is my little sister, Laura Webb–a mother of two young children (with another due any day!) and a Chemistry and Math teacher. She does not consider herself a writer, but she is a diligent journal keeper, and in this episode, she shares her ideas for easy ways that we can fit record-keeping into our busy lives as moms.
Listen in as Laura details ideas for how to…
- Use technology to help us capture memories
- Find routine times or triggers to remind us to journal
- Remember that something is better than nothing when it comes to documenting our lives
What are your best ideas for keeping records of your motherhood experience? Please share them in the comments or on Instagram @3in30podcast. We want to learn from you!
How to Journal as a Busy Mom (Rachel’s article for Power of Moms)
A month or so ago, I woke up early, before the rest of the house, and lay in the darkness with my heart pounding uncomfortably. It was a physical reminder of something that I don’t like to think about very often: I have chronic health problems that aren’t just magically going to disappear if I ignore them. It is up to ME to change my life and my habits to regain my health. No one else is going to do that for me.
In this episode, I share a bit more of my story, as well as the three steps I am taking in order to give myself a month-long pause:
1) Choose a finite length of time for your break.
2) Look at your calendar and ruthlessly eliminate or postpone any stressful commitments during that time. Don’t be afraid to tell the people in your life WHY you need a break and how they can support you.
3) Decide how you will use your time off to “get ahead” of your life and make changes that will help you reenter your life in a much better place.
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When I first heard the words “intuitive eating,” I was on a jog with a new friend who randomly opened up to me about her history with eating disorders. She mentioned this philosophy of listening to and caring for your body, and something in my heart said, I think this is good; I think this is truth.
But it took a lot more than just that one conversation for me to find freedom from the toxic and hateful patterns of viewing myself and my body that I was trapped in. It took me nine months of counseling with a therapist who specialized in intuitive eating, and it continues to take work and commitment as I attempt very imperfectly to tune into my body and listen to what it’s telling me.
Today I’m honored to have Taryn Palmer–a registered dietician and nutritionist and a mom of four little girls–on the show. She is one of my in-real-life best friends and has been such an anchor for me on my intuitive eating journey. In this conversation, Taryn gives an introduction to intuitive eating with three principles:
-take the morality out of eating
-give yourself unconditional permission to eat
-stop listening to “should” and start listening to your body
Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch
Overview of the 10 principles of Intuitive Eating here
Power of Moms Radio Episode 87: Unhealthy Stress and Habits? Break the Cycle!
Power of Moms Radio Episode 147: Listening to and Loving Your Body through Intuitive Eating
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In this stage of my life, I start most days to the sound of my children calling for me or running into my room. Before that, I started the day with the sound of my alarm clock signaling I needed to hurry as fast as I possibly could to get ready for work. This often sets the pace to go from one thing to the next in a frazzled state when I am constantly craving slow.
Crystal Paine, entrepreneur, mom, and founder of Money Saving Mom, is often asked how she does what she does, and it all comes down to starting her day with intention.
Crystal has years of experience encouraging women to be intentional when it comes to finance, family, and business. In this episode, she encourages us to develop the habit of serving our tomorrow self by first asking the question: What can you do the night before to set yourself up for success the next day?
Whether you have an intentional morning routine or hopes for developing one, we can’t wait to hear how you like this episode.
Make Over Your Mornings: 14-day online course to help you start your day with success: https://gr161.isrefer.com/go/MYM/rachelnielson/
Crystal’s website: https://moneysavingmom.com/
Crystal’s Instagram: @themoneysavingmom
Crystal and Rachel’s Power of Moms’ podcast: https://powerofmoms.com/ordinary-moms-can-make-extraordinary-difference-crystal-paine-rachel-nielson-episode-186/
Gretchen Rubin’s book, The Four Tendencies: https://amzn.to/2FUF8XD
Laura Vanderkamp’s book, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: https://amzn.to/2TbQc6x
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I want to meet you in Twin Falls! I’m teaching “Declutter Your Motherhood,” a 5-hour workshop on Saturday, February 9th. You can find more details here: 3in30podcast.com/workshops
As moms, we often wrestle with the desire to better balance work and motherhood. We want to honor our professional lives and personal development, while also giving our children the love and care they deserve.
Bu what if it isn’t really about “balance” after all? Crystalee Beck, co-founder of The Mama Ladder, is here to shift our perspectives by teaching us that both work and motherhood are valuable parts of living our purpose. We can find ways to protect time for both so we can be “powerfully present” in whatever we are doing.
Crystalee’s website: https://themamaladder.com/
Crystalee’s Instagram: @themamaladder
High Five Grant for Moms: https://themamaladder.com/grant
-application open January 11-31
Mama Spring Break: https://themamaladder.com/mamaspringbreak
Jody Moore podcast about “Busyness”: https://jodymoore.com/ep-177-busyness/
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