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Listen to Top Motherhood Podcast, 3 in 30 Podcast, featuring Wendy Bertagnole about the hidden reason for misbehavior. Image of Wendy Bertagnole and her daughter, image of woman helping child.

192: The Hidden Reason for Misbehavior (in kids AND parents!) // Wendy Bertagnole

By Rachel Nielson | Jul 26, 2021

What if I told you that in this episode, you are going to learn one secret that has the potential to completely change many of the misbehaviors in your home? Would you believe me?This conversation with Wendy Bertagnole will educate you on a reason for misbehavior in your home. Wendy is a special education teacher…

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Listen to Top Motherhood Podcast, 3 in 30 Podcast, featuring Melanie Papworth about emergency preparedness for families, Image of Melanie Papworth and her family outside, image of happy family.

191:Easy Emergency Preparedness for Families // Melanie Papworth

By Rachel Nielson | Jul 19, 2021

It seems like crazy emergencies will never happen to us, but they can. At any moment! And we need to be prepared so we know what to do to protect our families and our homes to the best of our ability. If you’ve felt an urge to get more prepared, but you haven’t known where…

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Listen to Top Motherhood Podcast, 3 in 30 Podcast, featuring Natalie Hixon about becoming a less angry mom.Image of Natalie Hixon and her famly outdoors.

190: Becoming a Less Angry Mom // Natalie Hixson

By Rachel Nielson | Jul 12, 2021

I grew up in a home with extremely nurturing parents who rarely yelled. That made it very shocking to me when as a mother of young kids, I found myself yelling and angry a lot of the time. Where was this rage coming from? I hadn’t seen it modeled by my parents, and I’d honestly…

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Listen to Top Motherhood Podcast, 3 in 30 Podcast, featuring Rachel Nielson about Quiet Time Tips for Families.

189: “Quiet Time” Tips for Families // Solo Episode

By Rachel Nielson | Jul 5, 2021

Instituting a daily Quiet Time is one of the BEST things I’ve done for my kids (and for me!). But I know it’s not always easy to do it, especially with strong-willed kiddos. I hope my three tips will help you to start this routine in your family! *** – 3 Takeaways for Quiet Time…

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Listen to Top Motherhood Podcast, 3 in 30 Podcast, featuring Felica Allen about creating peaceful routines with kids. Image of family outside. ' image of Felica Allen and her family.

188: How to Develop a Peaceful Routine with Kids // Felica Allen of Find the Magic Podcast

By Rachel Nielson | Jun 28, 2021

Summer is such a magical time with our families, but it can also be an exhausting time for many of us, and now that it’s the end of June and we are well into summer, many of us might be craving a more peaceful, structured daily routine. I hope today’s episode will be helpful! I…

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Listen to Top Motherhood Podcast, 3 in 30 Podcast, featuring Nicole Hughes about Keeping Kids Safe Around Water.Image of family outside near water. Image of NIcole Hughes and he family.

187: Keeping Kids Safe Around Water this Summer // Nicole Hughes

By Rachel Nielson | Jun 21, 2021

Trigger Warning: Child Loss Today we are honored to welcome Nichole Hughes, a mother of 5 from Tennessee who has been through the unthinkable heartache of losing a child to drowning. Nicole has spent the last three years honoring her son’s life by pouring herself into learning about water safety and improving education for parents…

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Listen to Top Motherhood Podcast, 3 in 30 Podcast, featuring Dara Kurtz about Helping your Kids Connect with Someone You've Lost. Image of Dara Kurtz, Image of smiling woman.

186: Helping your Children Connect with Someone You’ve Loved & Lost //Dara Kurtz

By Rachel Nielson | Jun 14, 2021

My mother passed away from breast cancer when I was 19 years old, and every year on her birthday, I try to do something special to honor and remember her. Today, Monday June 14th, is my mom’s 66th birthday — so today’s podcast topic of remembering our loved ones who have passed away feels so…

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Listen to Top Motherhood Podcast, 3 in 30 Podcast, featuring Allison Dayton about How to Talk to Kids about LGBTQ Topics, image of family outside, image of Allison Dayton with her family, smiling family.

185: How to Talk to your Kids about LGBTQ Topics // Allison Dayton of Lift & Love

By Rachel Nielson | Jun 7, 2021

We just finished a month-long focus on the podcast for Mental Health Awareness Month in May, and in many ways this episode will be a continuation of that because, as you will hear, LGBTQ children and youth are some of the most at-risk for suicidal ideation and death by suicide. This is why we MUST…

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Listen to Top Motherhood Podcast, 3 in 30 Podcast, featuring Jenny Showalter about Living Well with Depression. Image of Jenny Showalter and her family. Image of Man, woman, and two children

184: Living Well with Depression & Anxiety // Jenny Showalter

By Rachel Nielson | May 31, 2021

This conversation with guest Jenny Showalter felt like a gift to my soul. I hope it gives you hope and strength and tools if you yourself are managing depression right now–and I hope it gives you empathy and perspective if you are someone who does not live with mental illness yourself. Our guest Jenny is…

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Listen to Top Motherhood Podcast, 3 in 30 Podcast, featuring Audra Elkington about parenting children with anxiety disorders. Image of mother with three children. Image of Audra Elkington and her children.

183: Parenting Children with Anxiety Disorders // Audra Elkington

By Rachel Nielson | May 24, 2021

This is part 3 of our series for mental health awareness month on how to encourage emotional wellness in our children and ourselves, and today we are covering a topic that we’ve needed to talk about on the show for a long time: how to parent children who have anxiety.  I feel like Lisa Sabey…

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