Posts Tagged ‘motherhood’

069: Rekindling Your Love of Motherhood // Kelly Jensen

An inspiring mother of five answers the question, "How can I love motherhood more?"

“The truth is, I don’t like motherhood–and I desperately want to.”

In August of 2016, I wrote these words in an email to a woman I’d never met before but had admired from afar, asking for her advice. At the heart of my message was this question: “How can I learn to love motherhood more?”

My kids were 5 and 2 at the time, and long days at home with them were brutal for me, despite my best efforts to be a patient and fun mom. I felt lost and unfulfilled–but too embarrassed to admit just how desperate I felt to anyone in my real life. It was safer to reach out to someone distant, and that’s why I emailed one of my mom-heroes from Instagram, Kelly Jensen.

I never would’ve believed that just over two years later, I would be talking to Kelly on my very own podcast, reading her that heartfelt plea for help I sent I sent via email and sharing her response with moms all over the world.

It was thrilling for me to interview Kelly for this week’s episode. She’s a mother of five who is known for her contagious love of family life, with her seasonal “Live Lists” and love letters to her children (#wordsformybabies). In this episode, she cheers every mother on with the reminder to value who we are as individuals–and know that it’s enough.

Show Notes 

-Kelly’s Instagram: @kellyejensen

Check out Kelly’s “Live Lists” here and here.

-I am so excited to announce “Declutter your Motherhood Extended,” which starts with a kickoff workshop on Saturday, April 13 at Eleve Event Center in Pleasant Grove, UT, and continues for 30 days with mentoring and support. Go to 3in30podcast.com/workshops for more information and tickets!

**Use the code 3IN30 this week only to get $30 off your ticket.

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062: Is it Possible to Balance Work and Motherhood? // Crystalee Beck of The Mama Ladder

As moms, we often wrestle with the desire to better balance work and motherhood. We want to honor our professional lives and personal development, while also giving our children the love and care they deserve.

Bu what if it isn’t really about “balance” after all? Crystalee Beck, co-founder of The Mama Ladder, is here to shift our perspectives by teaching us that both work and motherhood are valuable parts of living our purpose. We can find ways to protect time for both so we can be “powerfully present” in whatever we are doing.

Show Notes

Crystalee’s website: https://themamaladder.com/

Crystalee’s Instagram: @themamaladder 

High Five Grant for Moms: https://themamaladder.com/grant
-application open January 11-31

Mama Spring Break: https://themamaladder.com/mamaspringbreak

Jody Moore podcast about “Busyness”: https://jodymoore.com/ep-177-busyness/

**Send an email if you are interested in podcasting tips! hello@3in30podcast.com**

**There are just a handful of tickets left to Rachel’s “Declutter your Motherhood” workshops in Idaho! Check out the info here: https://3in30podcast.com/workshops/

061: Avoiding Bedtime Battles // Marietta Paxson, LMFT

SLEEP WEEK continues! In this bonus episode with Marietta Paxson, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, we talk about real scenarios she faces as a therapist, sleep consultant, and mom.

Marietta has seen in both her clients and her own children how sleep impacts behavior and health. She shares tips for creating boundaries around bedtime routines, how to curb endless bedtime requests, and more.

Marietta runs Little Dreamers, a priceless resource where she works with families to make an individualized plan to help their infants and toddlers get the sleep they need. If you have ever wondered if a sleep consultant might be able to help your child, don’t hesitate to visit Marietta’s website and book a free 15-minute call! 

And in case you missed it, don’t forget to check out Monday’s episode with Dr. Katie Penry where she and I discuss newborn sleep and how it can impact the mental health of a mom.

Show Notes:

Marietta’s website: littledreamers.us

Marietta’s Instagram: @littledreamers.us

Check out her FREE Q+A on Facebook and Instagram every week where you can submit a question:

https://www.facebook.com/littledreamers.us/

Newborn sleep workshop in Pleasant Grove, Utah: “Exhausted Mama, No More.” Listeners can use code “3in30” to get 25% off!

https://www.littledreamers.us/newborn-sleep

 

Other Related Resources:

033: Getting Your Kids to Do Quiet Time: https://3in30podcast.com/quiet-time/

060: 3 Facts You MUST Know about Infant Sleep: https://3in30podcast.com/infant-sleep/

 

**There are just a handful of tickets left to Rachel’s “Declutter your Motherhood” workshops in Idaho! Check out the info here: https://3in30podcast.com/workshops/

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039: Leaving a Legacy of Love for Our Children: A Musical Tribute to My Mama

A daughter's recollections of her mother's last few years of life, and the songs that brought them together

July 14th marked 15 years since my mother passed away from breast cancer.  I’ve been thinking about this milestone for months, and it occurred to me that I could use music to honor her.

Most people don’t know that I am a singer, and within this episode, you will hear me sing five different songs that remind me of my mother.  I will tell the story behind each song, and you will see how they all weave together to create a picture of the legacy that my mother left for me.

This episode is truly a piece of my heart.  My hope is that it will bring you hope and perspective in your own motherhood journey.

Adelaide and her adoring parents

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

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

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 much her mother had shaped her.  April says those Thursdays were some of the most sacred days of her life.

Today on the podcast, we will talk about three chapters from April’s book, which capture lessons about how to connect with our kids during everyday moments.

This episode will remind you that you don’t need to do more as a mother–you simply need to “lean in” to those mundane, everyday moments with your children that are actually making a profound difference to them.

**To enter a giveaway for a copy of April’s book, simply share a memory of your mother on social media this week and tag @3in30podcast, or send it to me in an email at 3in30podcast@gmail.com.

Show Notes

“Your Children Want YOU!” article from Power of Moms: https://powerofmoms.com/your-children-want-you/

Thursdays with Zoe (April’s book): https://www.amazon.com/Thursdays-Zoe-Unforgettable-Stories-Alzheimers/dp/1537501275

“The Best Nine Minutes” article from Power of Moms: https://powerofmoms.com/the-nine-minutes-that-have-the-greatest-impact/?tag=powofmom-20

“Five Words That People In Your Life Need to Hear” by Christy Wright: https://www.businessboutique.com/2017/01/five-words-that-people-in-your-life-need-to-hear/

April’s previous podcast on 3 in 30, “Getting Out of Overwhelm: A Step-by-Step Process”: https://3in30podcast.com/overwhelm/