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110: How to Compassionately Respond to Homelessness // Meg Martin, MSW

By Rachel Nielson | Dec 2, 2019

I love this time of year when the whole world seems to be more focused on reaching out to our neighbors and making a difference in our communities.Today on the podcast, I am so honored to have my life-long friend Meg Martin with us. Meg is a certified peer counselor and social worker who is…

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109: How to Find Gratitude in the Marathons of Life // Taffy Micheli

By Rachel Nielson | Nov 25, 2019

Whether or not you are a runner, you are going to love this episode about lessons that Taffy Micheli, a mother of five, learned about gratitude while training for the Boston Marathon. Listen in to hear her thoughts on 3 truly life-changing mantras that she has relied on to get her through long runs. They…

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108: How to Get Help for Mental Illness // Sarah McKenna

By Rachel Nielson | Nov 18, 2019

Last week in the first episode of this series, my sister Sarah McKenna and I talked about strategies you can use in your own self-care in day-to-day life if you are struggling with depression and anxiety. Today we are going to talk about how to reach out for outside help. We hope this episode will…

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107: Surviving Depression in Motherhood // Sarah McKenna

By Rachel Nielson | Nov 11, 2019

My older sister, Sarah McKenna, has battled depression and bipolar disorder from a young age, and she has helped me and countless others in our own mental health journeys by being open about hers. I have never known anyone as brave and tenacious as Sarah, and I’m honored to have her as a guest on…

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106: 3 Ways to Improve Your Marriage TODAY: My Takeaways From a Night with the Gottmans by popular mom podcast, 3 in 30: image of john and Julie Gottman.

106: 3 Ways to Improve Your Marriage TODAY: My Takeaways From a Night with the Gottmans

By Rachel Nielson | Nov 4, 2019

I know this is not news to anyone, but…caring for our marriages is SO IMPORTANT (and not always easy)! Which is why I’m so excited to share three ways to improve your marriage today. I had the opportunity to attend “An Evening with the Gottmans” date night in October, and I decided to do a…

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105: The Power of Moms by popular Utah mom podcast 3 in 30: image of two kids on a red bike.

105: For the Mom of Littles

By Rachel Nielson | Oct 28, 2019

If you’re anything like me, you sometimes realize with surprise that you’ve entered a different (and easier) phase of motherhood. You didn’t even notice it slowly shifting. But you suddenly realize that your babies have started sleeping longer stretches at night. Or, they have really learned to put their shoes on by themselves. Or they are…

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104: How to Move Through Grief towards Joy // Anna Packard by popular Utah mom podcast, 3 in 30: image of Anna Packard holding up a picture of her 4 mo. old son.

104: How to Move Through Grief towards Joy // Anna Packard

By Rachel Nielson | Oct 21, 2019

“The quickest way for anyone to reach the sun and the light of day is not to run west chasing after the sun, but to head east, plunging into the darkness until one comes to the sunrise.” -Jerry L. Sittser National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day was October 15th, and I wanted to honor this…

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103: “My 3 in 30”: The Happy Birthday Edition

By Rachel Nielson | Oct 14, 2019

This week marks the SECOND BIRTHDAY of 3 in 30! Sometimes I feel like I’ve known the amazing women in this community forever, but we’re only just getting started! To celebrate, I want to start off by having four women share their three takeaways from various topics: Vanessa Nielsen is the mom to three little…

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How to Find Work Life "Balance" with Crystalee Beck of The Mama Ladder, on top US mom podcast, 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms

102: How to Find Work Life “Balance” // Crystalee Beck of The Mama Ladder

By Rachel Nielson | Oct 7, 2019

As moms, we often wrestle with the desire to find a better balance for work and motherhood. We want to honor our professional lives and personal development, while also giving our children the love and care they deserve. But what if it isn’t really about “balance” after all? Crystalee Beck, co-founder of The Mama Ladder, is…

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101: Why & How to Talk to your Kids about Skin Tone and Race // Dr. Lucretia Berry of Brownicity by popular mom podcast, 3 in 30: image of Dr. Lucretia Berry, founder of Brownicity.

101: Why & How to Talk to your Kids about Skin Tone and Race // Dr. Lucretia Berry of Brownicity

By Rachel Nielson | Sep 30, 2019

How comfortable are you talking about race? Up until recently, I have NOT been comfortable talking about this topic because I recognized how uninformed and privileged I am–and that made me feel a little ashamed. Because this topic matters. SO MUCH. It’s really common when we realize we’re uneducated in certain areas to stay quiet–because…

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