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Setting boundaries with Children by popular US mom podcast, 3 in 30 Podcast for Moms: image of Dr Katie Penry.

137: How to Set Loving Boundaries for your Children, Part 2 // Dr. Katie Penry

By Rachel Nielson | Jul 6, 2020

Welcome back to part two of our conversation with licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Katie Penry!Dr. Penry recently released her first book, The Parenting Toddlers Workbook, and as I read through the book, the portions that jumped out to me the most were about how to set loving limits with our young children–and I really feel…

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Setting boundaries with your kids, an interview with Dr Katie Penry by top US mom podcast, 3 in 30 Podcast for Moms

136: How to Set Loving Limits with your Children, Part 1 // Dr. Katie Penry

By Rachel Nielson | Jun 29, 2020

From the beginning of my children’s lives, I’ve cared deeply about being a loving, empathetic, positive parent. I’ve read lots of books about parenting without shame and focusing on the good within my kids–and I feel like I do that well–but as my kids have gotten older, I am starting to recognize more and more…

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How Everyday Moms can Support Refugee Communities with Rachel Nielson, host of 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms, a Top Motherhood Podcast and Nelda Ault-Dyslin

135: How Everyday Moms Can Support Refugee Families // Nelda Ault-Dyslin

By Rachel Nielson | Jun 22, 2020

This past Saturday, June 20th, was World Refugee Day, a day when we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees around the world. To me, the stories of refugees truly embody the resilience of the human spirit. They remind me that I am capable of hard things and that love and family…

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Fighting Against Mom-Guilt with Rachel Nielson of 3 in 30 Podcast for Moms, a top motherhood podcast.

134: Fighting Against Mom-Guilt

By Rachel Nielson | Jun 15, 2020

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 mom-guilt sneaking…

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Answering Your Questions About "Color Blindness" and Racism, 3 in 30 Podcast, Dr. Lucretia Berry and Jasmine Bradshaw, and Rachel Nielson host of top motherhood podcast 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms

133: Answering Your Questions about “Color Blindness” and Racism // Dr. Lucretia Berry and Jasmine Bradshaw

By Rachel Nielson | Jun 8, 2020

 It has been a heavy few weeks here in the United States, as our country as been rocked by the murder of George Floyd, and people have taken to the streets and to social media to express their anger – and also to listen and to learn from one another. Maybe you’ve felt anxious, overwhelmed,…

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Inspiring Bravery in our Kids through Role Models with host of top motherhood podcast, 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms, Rachel Nielson and Ashliey Aikele and Elyse Beard | How to be Brave by popular US mom podcast, 3 in 30: image of Ashely Aikele and Elyse beard standing together with all of their kids.

132: Inspiring Bravery in our Kids // Ashley Aikele and Elyse Beard

By Rachel Nielson | Jun 1, 2020

What does it mean to be brave? I asked my two kids their thoughts on how to be brave and I loved their answers. Sally, who is 5, said, “It means to fight in a war or something.” Noah, who is 8, said “To stand up for other people and to face your fears.” My…

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3 in 30 Podcast for Moms host Rachel Nielson and Learn Do Become Host April Perry talk about How to Dig Yourself Out of Overwhelm as a Busy Mom with the STEP Program, Click now to listen! | Overwhelmed Mom by popular US mom podcast, 3 in 30: image of April Perry.

131: How to Dig Yourself Out of Overwhelm as a Busy Mom // April Perry

By Rachel Nielson | May 25, 2020

**Join me in going through the “STEPS for Everyday Productivity” online course over the next few months! Go to for all the details! — If you often go to bed feeling like you will never get caught up on all of your responsibilities, wondering how you could’ve worked so hard all day and still…

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Good Habits to Have by popular US mom podcast, 3 in 30: image of BJ Fogg.

130: The ABCs of Creating Good Habits…for yourself and your kids! // BJ Fogg

By Rachel Nielson | May 18, 2020

Creating and changing our habits often feels anything BUT “easy as A-B-C.” If you’re like me, you have spent years thinking about habits you’d like to change or create, and yet everything you try doesn’t seem to stick. Nothing is quite as discouraging and undermining of your self confidence than struggling with the same poor…

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Rethinking Meditation as a Busy Mom, Dr. Leah Weiss and Rachel Nelson from Top Motherhood Podcast, 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms, click to listen! | Meditation for Moms by popular US mom podcast, 3 in 30: image of Dr. Leah Weiss holding her daughter on her lap as they look at each other.

129: Rethinking Meditation as a Busy Mom // Dr. Leah Weiss

By Rachel Nielson | May 10, 2020

Do you laugh aloud at the thought of having a few minutes to meditate during busy days with your children? What if I told you that you could be meditating THE ENTIRE DAY, even in the midst of chaotic, everyday moments with your little minions? Dr. Leah Weiss–an author, a mindfulness expert who studied with the Dali…

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Top Motherhood Podcast, 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms, How to get your kids to play outside and why it matters with Angela Hanscom, listen now! | Children Playing Outside by popular US mom podcast, 3 in 30: black and white image of a young bow playing in a bucket of mud.

128: How to Get Your Kids to Play Outside & Why It Matters // Angela Hanscom

By Rachel Nielson | May 4, 2020

Over three years ago, long before I’d started 3 in 30 and really headed down the path of diving into parent education resources, I attended a presentation put on by my son Noah’s kindergarten about the importance of children playing outside.  Like most moms, I already believed outdoor play was a good idea for my…

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