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 friendly wave or a quick hello in the hallway at church than to invest in a real friendship with someone.
In this week’s episode, Brooke Romney, a mother of four and a professional writer, shares totally doable ways that we can be good friends to other women, even if we are busy, shy, or maxed out on life.
Brooke discusses each of the following takeaways, offering concrete ideas within each:
1) Take advantage of small opportunities to build connection by simply being present wherever we are.
2) Follow the advice that we give our children about being a good friend.
3) Don’t wait for life conditions to be perfect before extending friendship to others.
Don’t miss this conversation where we learn how to go beyond just being friendly, to start being real friends.
-Brooke’s website: brookeromney.com/
-Brooke’s article in the Deseret News: “It’s Time to Stop Being Friendly and Start Being a Friend”
-Rachel’s Instagram: @3in30podcast
-Brooke’s Instagram: @brookeromneywrites
Have you ever been a little bit jealous, even of a good friend? I’m guessing the answer is YES because most of us face jealousy to varying degrees and in various forms throughout our lives.
In this episode, I talk openly with my dear friend and podcasting colleague, Monica Packer of About Progress, about how we have been jealous of each other at times–and what we’ve decided to *do* with that emotion.
Monica shares three “dive deep” questions to ask yourself if you recognize that you’re feeling jealous and if you want to use that feeling to become a better person and friend. (Yes, it’s possible!)
Don’t miss this honest, heartfelt episode, and let us know what it makes you think about in your own life!
Monica’s Website: https://aboutprogress.com/
Monica’s Podcast: https://aboutprogress.com/podcast/
Monica’s Progress Program: https://aboutprogress.com/progress-program/
Monica’s article on Power of Moms that started our friendship: https://powerofmoms.com/mothering-doesnt-come-naturally/
Episode 42 “How to Love Someone When It’s Complicated or Hard: Lessons from Open Adoption”: https://3in30podcast.com/open-adoption/
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Are you guilty of the distracted “Uh huh” when your children are telling you a story? When they pause for your reaction, do you realize that you have no idea what they just said?
If so, you’re not alone. And this week’s guest, Kim Jacobs, is here to help! She has a Master’s degree is Interpersonal and Family Communication, and she’s a mom of four young boys.
In this episode, we discuss…
-how to use non-verbal communication to make sure your children feel heard
-how “mirroring” can help our children know that we are empathizing with them
-how paraphrasing can help us to reconnect with a child after we’ve been interrupted
-how to lovingly hurry your child along when they are telling a 25-minute long story 😉
-how to use “perception checking” to give our kids the benefit of the doubt and a chance to explain themselves
…and much more!
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Power of Moms article about twins who developed a stutter: https://powerofmoms.com/putting-on-the-brakes/
Marilyn Faulkner’s episode “How to Raise Confident Children: https://3in30podcast.com/confidence/
Whether or not you are a runner, you are going to love this episode about lessons that Taffy Micheli has learned about motherhood while training for marathons.
Listen in to hear her share three truly life-changing mantras that she has relied on to get her through long runs and difficult experiences. I’ve heard from many listeners that this is one of their all-time favorite episodes–so don’t miss it!
Taffy’s Podcast, “The Joyful Soul Project”: https://www.thejoyfulsoulproject.com/
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3 in 30 episode about “looking up” from our phones: https://3in30podcast.com/phones/
“Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread” by D Todd Christofferson: https://www.lds.org/broadcasts/article/ces-devotionals/2011/01/give-us-this-day-our-daily-bread?lang=eng
Family life is a bit insane. As mothers, we say and do things we never thought we would say or do. We can cry at the end of a harrowing day…or we can laugh. And the guests on today’s episode choose to laugh!
Beth, Andrea, and Camille from the podcast “Family Looking Up” are on the show today teaching us HOW to find humor and joy in the hard moments of motherhood.
If you need a good chuckle or a pick-me-up to find the joy in your long days, this episode is for you.
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