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108: How to Get Help for Mental Illness // Sarah McKenna by popular Utah mom podcast, 3 in 30: image of Sarah McKenna with her two kids.

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 get help for mental illness. We hope this episode will…

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107: Surviving Depression in Motherhood // Sarah McKenna by popular Utah mom podcast, 3 in 30: image of Sarah McKenna with her husband and 2 kids.

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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100: How to Talk to Your Kids About Pornography // Dina Alexander from Educate and Empower Kids by popular mom podcast, 3 in 30: image of Dina Alexander and her family standing together.

100: How to Talk to Your Kids About Pornography // Dina Alexander from Educate and Empower Kids

By Rachel Nielson | Sep 23, 2019

Today is the second in our series of episodes titled “You Are Your Child’s Most Important Teacher.”  Dina Alexander is a mother of three teenagers and the founder of Educate and Empower Kids, which is an incredible resource for those “difficult conversations” we all need and want to have with our kids, but we’re just…

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex by top mom podcast 3 in 30: image of Kristin B. Hodson and her husband and kids.

099: How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex // Kristin B. Hodson

By Rachel Nielson | Sep 16, 2019

Do you consider yourself the sex expert of your home? Today we are discussing how to talk to your kids about sex. I know it seems like a big role — but it’s possible. Ninety-nine percent of what our kids need when they ask questions about their bodies is to know that we won’t shut…

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