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082: How to Use Mindfulness to Cope with Pain or Illness as a Mom // Candace and Becky of Mindful Art Company

By Rachel Nielson | May 20, 2019

We’ve all heard the old saying, “Moms shouldn’t be allowed to get sick!” And it’s true–we shouldn’t! We need to take care of our families, and family life doesn’t just pause when Mom isn’t feeling well. It’s hard enough for the household to continue functioning for a week when Mom gets a bad cold or…

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081: How to Be a Loving Mother Even if You Weren’t Raised by One // Sarah Badat-Richardson

By Rachel Nielson | May 13, 2019

The more I share my heart on this podcast, the more often people reach out to me and share their hearts and stories. And over the past year, many listeners have told me about their heartache over *not* being raised by a loving mother. I’ve had listeners relay stories to me about mothers who were…

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080: Blessing our Children by Seeing their Gifts: A Musical Tribute to my Mama (Encore!)

By Rachel Nielson | May 6, 2019

It’s the week before Mother’s Day, so it only seemed appropriate that I air an encore episode about the woman who has impacted me the most: my own amazing mother. I originally aired this episode last July to honor my mom on the 15th anniversary of her passing away from breast cancer. I do want…

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079: How to Be a Friend Instead of Just Being Friendly (Encore!) // Brooke Romney

By Rachel Nielson | Apr 29, 2019

As mothers, this can be a hard stage of life to find and maintain meaningful friendships. Many of us feel busy and overwhelmed–barely managing the needs of our own families. Opportunities to connect with other women might feel scarce, depending on the ages and needs of our children. Sometimes it’s just easier to give a…

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078: 3 Easy Ways to Capture Memories of Motherhood (Encore!) // Laura Webb

By Rachel Nielson | Apr 22, 2019

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…

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077: How to Coach Your Children Through Their Big Emotions (Encore!) // Georgia Anderson of Know How Mom

By Rachel Nielson | Apr 15, 2019

Our little kids come with big emotions—too big, it sometimes seems, for their little bodies. And sometimes (often?) those feelings just come bursting out in bizarre and irrational behaviors. As parents, this can bring out the bizarre and irrational in us as well, despite our best intentions to stay calm and level-headed. Georgia Anderson of knowhowmom.com is…

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You Have Permission to Pause

076: You Have Permission to Pause

By Rachel Nielson | Apr 8, 2019

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…

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075: My 3 in 30: The Magic of Everyday Moms

By Rachel Nielson | Apr 1, 2019

April marks the half birthday of 3 in 30, so I wanted to kick off the month with a special episode featuring YOU, the mothers of this community. Do you remember, back in October, when we celebrated the first birthday of the podcast and I asked all of you to think of your own 3…

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How to be the Mom You Are

074: How to Be the Mom You Are—Instead of the Mom You Think You Should Be (Encore!) // Julie Bastedo

By Rachel Nielson | Mar 25, 2019

“Fill your life with things that make you feel whole, instead of holey.” In this week’s episode, Julie Bastedo (who has taught high school English for 18 years and has two children of her own) walks mothers through some strategies to help us embrace who we truly are, instead of always pining after whom we…

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A True Story of Answered Prayers

073: A True Story of Answered Prayers: 3 Essays I Wrote in Therapy

By Rachel Nielson | Mar 21, 2019

On Monday, I released an episode about intuitive eating with one of my best friends, Taryn Palmer, who is a registered dietician and nutritionist. I knew that episode was really just going to be an introduction to that big and important topic, and I wanted to dig a little deeper and share more of my…

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