As a teen, did you ever find yourself giving up parts of who you were in order to fit in and feel accepted? Would you be able to admit, or even recognize, if you were still doing that as a mom? In this phase of our lives, we aren’t always put in peer pressure situations where our values are directly questioned by others, but managing our own expectations of who we think we “should” be and comparing our family to other families creates walls that limit us.
Tawni Beardall and Erica Peterson are the co-hosts of a podcast for teens called Becoming. Tawni and Erica have become my real-life friends, and they hosted my first-ever Declutter Your Motherhood workshop. I absolutely love these ladies, and am so grateful for the work they are doing. In this episode, they point out three ways that we are a lot like the teenagers in our lives and give suggestions for how we can “overcome our inner teen”:
- Have a threshold of zero. Do what is right (and right for you) no matter how many people are doing something different.
- Do work. We resist hard work for ourselves AND for our kids. And as human beings, we truly need the blessings of work.
- Make and keep friends. Our need for close friendships does not end after high school! Prioritize it, put yourself out there, and use people’s names.
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller
-ARIZONA, I’m coming your way! I’m teaching a Declutter Your Motherhood workshop on Saturday, September 21 with the amazing Mika Perry. Get your tickets now! All the details here: 3in30podcast.com/arizona
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
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 on “How to Be a Good Friend, Instead of Being Friendly.”
If you love people, and you want to love people better, listen in as Rachel dives deep into the importance of:
1) Using people’s names.
2) Following up with friends who you know are going through hard times.
3) Letting people serve you.
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Previous Episodes Referred to In This Episode:
How to Be a Friend, Instead of Just Being Friendly: https://3in30podcast.com/friendship/
How to Support Someone Who is Grieving: https://3in30podcast.com/grief/
Three Messages of Hope for the Darkest Times: https://3in30podcast.com/hope/
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: http://brookeromney.com/
-Brooke’s article in the Deseret News: “It’s Time to Stop Being Friendly and Start Being a Friend”
-Rachel’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/3in30podcast/
-Brooke’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brookeromneywrites/