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Making the Most of Everyday Moments to Connect with our Children April Perry of Power of Moms

029: Making the Most of Everyday Moments to Connect with Our Children // April Perry of Power of Moms

By Rachel Nielson | May 7, 2018

When her mother was dying of Alzheimers, April Perry felt an urgency to write a book about her–to capture in words the beautiful memories and lessons of her life.Each Thursday, she would spend the day with her mom and dad, and she would read them the latest chapter from her book, reliving with them how…

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How to raid a confident child, a podcast episode from Top US motherhood podcast, 3 in 30 Podcast, with Marilyn Faulkner

028: How to Raise a Confident Child // Marilyn Faulkner

By Rachel Nielson | Apr 30, 2018

Marilyn Faulkner raised five rockstar children, helped her husband start multiple companies, got a Masters degree when she was 45, and published three books (with her next book due for publication in July). She spreads wisdom and laughter everywhere she goes, and she shares some of both on this week’s episode. (I dare you to listen…

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What three battles would you let your child win?

027: 3 Battles You Can Let Your Child Win // Lisa Andersen

By Rachel Nielson | Apr 23, 2018

If you feel like you face battle after battle with your child, this episode is for you! Lisa Andersen, a mother of four who is passionate about helping moms thrive, teaches us 3 power struggles we can opt out of. I’m not going to tell you ahead of time what the three battles are…so you’ll have…

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026: How to Praise Your Child When It Feels Like There is Nothing to Praise // Tony Overbay, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

By Rachel Nielson | Apr 16, 2018

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel truly stuck in a rut of nagging, bossing, and criticizing my children. This is not who I want to be–but when I can’t get my children to listen to me or to behave, what other option do I have?? Gratefully, Tony Overbay, a professional counselor and father…

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3 Steps to Finding Your Motivation to Exercise--or Do Anything Difficult in Your Life

025: Finding Motivation to Exercise // Monica Tanner of On the Brighter Side

By Rachel Nielson | Apr 9, 2018

If you’re like me, finding time and motivation to exercise has become difficult since becoming a mom. If you’re not like me (ha!), you exercise almost daily, but it’s probably hard to find motivation to do some other things in your life. Whatever camp you’re in, I think this episode will help you. Monica Tanner,…

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Fighting Against Mom-Guilt // 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms Podcast

024: Fighting Against Mom-Guilt

By Rachel Nielson | Apr 2, 2018

A few years ago, I had a phone conversation with a friend that changed my perspective forever. She told me why she never feels mom-guilt. And I loved her wisdom and think of it often. Listen to this week’s episode to hear her advice, as well as three strategies that I use frequently when I feel the…

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023: How to Stop Looking at your Phone and Why It Matters // Dr. Katie Penry, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

By Rachel Nielson | Mar 26, 2018

“Parents act as mirrors for their children. Children learn who they are in the reflection of another person’s watchful gaze.” Dr. Katie Penry, a licensed clinical psychologist and mother of two young children, is on the podcast today teaching us the brain research behind why we need to look up from our phones and engage…

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022: Cleaning Strategies for the Naturally Messy Mom // Candi Kidd of Operation Organization

By Rachel Nielson | Mar 19, 2018

Since I was a little girl, I have left a “wake” behind me everywhere I go–cupboards left open, shoes kicked off in the middle of the hallway, and spills on the kitchen counter that should’ve been wiped up immediately but I didn’t even notice them. Luckily, I have a very wise friend who is teaching…

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3 Lessons Learned from a high school student, a tradition of burning mix CDs, and a kidney stent. PODCAST.

021: Three Easy but Impactful Ways to Deepen Relationships with Others

By Rachel Nielson | Mar 11, 2018

In this episode, you will hear Rachel sing Destiny’s Child; model how to ask someone how they are doing without pity in your voice; praise the hero who cleaned her bathroom when she had kidney stones… AND SO MUCH MORE. You don’t want to miss this episode, which is an continuation of last week’s podcast…

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Concrete ideas for being a good friend...even if you're really busy

020: How to Be a Friend Instead of Just Being Friendly // Brooke Romney

By Rachel Nielson | Mar 5, 2018

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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