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Mom Struggling Well

Motherhood is hard. And amazing. And can make you burst with joy and frustration at the same time some days. Join me each week as I dig deep with various guests to ask how they moved from just struggling to struggling WELL.
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Aug 13, 2017

Stacey is a wife and proud girl mom who began blogging after choosing to be open-handed with her story - one that includes a child with a chronic illness and a husband who is still recovering from a life-threatening cardiac event. Self-described as "a believer and writer who loves God’s Word and connecting with women," Stacey has written several books and hundreds of blog posts to encourage other weary moms with the message that God never wastes our pain; He is always working for our good.

What we chat about:

  • What lead Stacey to stop hiding behind the "veil of fine" and start being transparent
  • Finding hope by letting go of control
  • How living in the moment helps prepare us for a marathon of struggles
  • The importance of allowing ourselves the time and space to heal
  • Speaking honestly with our children about life-altering events
  • Changing the "why me?" perspective
  • Blessing others by sharing your story while still in progress

Links mentioned:

Fresh Out of Amazing: Opening Your Heart to God's Unexpected Invitation
Hope for the Weary Mom: Let God Meet You in the Mess
Lark Rise to Candleford
Struck: One Christian's Reflections on Encountering Death

Where to find Stacey:

website // instagram // facebook // twitter // pinterest

Episode Sponsor: Love Justly

Love Justly makes buying ethical fashion affordable. When you purchase anything from Love Justly (e.g. handmade jewelry, a clutch purse, a handcrafted shirt, or a dress), you're not only buying something you'll love, but you're also helping to provide hope, dignified employment, and a better life for artisans around the world.

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Aug 12, 2017

So this week Problem Solved got a song written about it!  It is based on some of the shenanigans that have happened on this segment of the show.  Songfinch (see below) incorporated parts of tons of details I gave them about the things Rebecca and I have discussed on the show and a very talented musician crafted an original song!  I spring it on Rebecca and record what happened so enjoy that!

Also- we recorded this while live streaming on Instagram so we periodically stop and read questions from people who are watching.  Just incase you're wondering why we keep interrupting ourselves with random questions.

Most of us are heading back into the daily grind of the new school year. I personally am thrilled.I messed up the time zones (again) and almost didn't get this recorded.  But we persevered and made it through that hurdle.  Rebecca's kids are going to do a hybrid homeschool situation (because she wants to be like me) but she didn't know you couldn't put nut products in school lunches and she doesn't know if they school requires a uniform.  Rebecca has some things to sort out before school starts.

Rebecca has broken up with her grocery delivery company and gives us the dirt on that situation. I reveal that I am working with a detective to uncover the criminal child who draw a Harry Potter lighting scar on my new kitchen eating area.  I also reported my favorite crayon color.  I know.  Exciting.

Episode Sponsor: Songfinch

Songfinch is a personalized gifting company that makes one-of-a-kind songs from scratch. Everything from the lyrics, melodies and instrumentals are hand-crafted and influenced by your feelings, memories and stories.

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***Some links above take you to Amazon.  When you click through, anything you purchase there will help offset the costs associated with producing the show. It doesn't cost you any extra, and it helps me out.  Everybody wins! Thank you for your support!***

 

Aug 5, 2017

About 5 years ago I moved into my neighborhood. We liked that the house was near family and that it had a courtyard.  What we did NOT know was that I was about to meet some of my closest friends- my new neighbors! Throughout the years we have had countless events ranging from very meaningful to remarkably silly;we have laughed, cried and everything in between.

Whenever I share about them I get so many questions from you. How did we meet? How do we plan all the parties? What makes our friendships work? There's clearly some interest around how 5 random ladies became such good friends so I wanted to bring them on and answer all your questions.  We put our hearts into this and we hope it helps you build your own neighborhood friendships!

What we chat about:

  • How first impressions aren't always accurate; sometimes it's worth taking a risk to get to know someone
  • Embracing the beauty in our differences and seeking out people who are different than you
  • Being the one to initiate communication with a potential group or supportive community
  • Tips on how to build drama-free relationships
  • Saying yes to creative get togethers, like a crepes and Zumba party. Why not?
  • How to be a blessing to your friends while still maintaining loose expectations

Links mentioned:

Episode #93: Hospitality Made Ridiculously Simple with Kristin Schell
The Turquoise Table: Finding Community and Connection in Your Own Front Yard 

Episode Sponsor: Rebecca Renfrow

Do you feel overwhelmed with trying to "do it all" in your business while striving to be the best mom you can be? Are you unhappy with the results you are getting and are frustrated because you aren't reaching your goals? Do you wake up stressed and go to bed stressed? Are you considering throwing in the towel because you wonder if you have what it takes to be successful as both a business owner and a mom? Struggling with self doubt and fear?  And guilt? 

Rebecca's job is to help you get out of the rut you are in and move forward in your business, while thriving as a mom. You can do this. I can't wait to help you reach your goals, grow a business you are proud of, make more money, and LIVE YOUR LIFE ON PURPOSE as a mom and an entrepreneur! Because you CAN do both...well! You can thrive as a business owner and as a mom, merging the two God given roles with grace and ease. Head to rebeccarenfrow.com to sign up for your coaching package!

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Jul 30, 2017

Leslie Barry is my friend in real life.  She is high-energy and very passionate about people.  She is also refreshingly authentic and has such a tender heart.  I have learned a lot from her example and I wanted you to hear from her as well! 

What we chat about:

  • Adjusting to married life and striking a balance in the home
  • How communicating with her spouse lead to a fantastic 40th birthday surprise
  • Why Leslie says turning 40 gave her a new lease on life
  • The exploration of finding out who you are and importance of knowing yourself
  • The struggle and reward of being obedient to God
  • How to cultivate contentment in your life
  • The steps Leslie has taken to get past her people pleasing tendencies
  • The healthy side of comparing yourself to others

Links mentioned:

So Long Insecurity: You've Been a Bad Friend to Us by Beth Moore
StrengthsFinder.com
Pure Pleasure: Why Do Christians Feel So Bad about Feeling Good? by Gary Thomas
Noosa Yoghurt
I'm Happy for You (Sort of... Not Really): Finding Contentment in a Culture of Comparison by Kay Wyma
The Nightingale: A Novel by Kristin Hannah

 

Episode Sponsor: JellyTelly

Did you know today our kids are consuming more media than ever before? On average more than 5 hours a day!  For most kids, this means watching shows where God doesn’t even show up in them at all! As a mom, I want my kids to enjoy shows and movies, but I also want those things to point them to Jesus!  Which is why I’m excited to tell you about JellyTelly. Head over to jellytelly.com and use coupon code MSW for a free week and a coloring book download!

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Jul 22, 2017

Elizabeth considers herself "a poster child for children from divorced families." Experiencing divorce at three different ages and stages while growing up, she regularly witnessed marital strife that came from addiction, abuse, abandonment, and general dysfunction. Now a mother of five (three biological, one adopted, and one foster child), Elizabeth has made it her life mission to mend the broken branches of her own family tree through God's redemption, while equipping and encouraging other mothers in the areas of marriage, foster care, and faith.

What we chat about:

  • Some unique challenges of raising foster or adopted children
  • Creative ways to deal with tattling kids
  • The story of how Elizabeth's mother's three divorces at various stages in life affected her
  • Managing motherhood as a natural overachiever
  • Creating a mission statement to help evaluate the best places to focus your energy
  • Advice for those considering becoming a foster parent
  • How her new book, Mending Broken Branches (releasing October 24, 2017), equips and encourages women born into dysfunctional families who want something different for their own families 

Links mentioned:

Mending Broken Branches: When God Reclaims Your Dysfunctional Family Tree

The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery

L'Oreal Voluminous Original

Where to find Elizabeth:

website // Instagram // Twitter // Facebook // Pinterest

Episode Sponsor: JellyTelly

Did you know today our kids are consuming more media than ever before? - On average more than 5 hours a day!  For most kids, this means watching shows where God doesn’t even show up in them at all! As a mom, I want my kids to enjoy shows and movies, but I also want those things to point them to Jesus! Which is why I’m excited to tell you about JellyTelly. Head over to jellytelly.com and use coupon code MSW for a free week and a coloring book download!

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Jul 15, 2017

The biggest fear for any parent is the death of a child. Tragically, Amy has experienced this twice, first with her son Simon in May of 2014, then again in November 2014 with her son Thomas. Now, Amy is using her experience to help other moms who are struggling with the loss of their babies during pregnancy or infancy through the You Made Me Mom support group. She is also the mother of three earthly children - Teddy, Peter, and her fifth child, due this fall.

What we chat about:

  • How to graciously respond to awkward questions from well-meaning strangers
  • Amy's emotional story about the passing of her second son, Simon Adam, who was diagnosed with full Trisomy 13; as well as her third son, Thomas Job, who passed after 13-weeks gestation
  • Ways to feel connected to your heavenly child
  • The You Made Me Mom support group that Amy created to help other bereaved mothers
  • How losing two children affected Amy's relationship with God and her husband, Adam
  • Options available to mom's who are facing the birth of a child with a life-limiting diagnosis

Links mentioned:

I Will Carry You: The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy

You Made Me Mom Facebook Group

Where to find Amy:

website // blog

Episode Sponsor: JellyTelly

Did you know today our kids are consuming more media than ever before? - On average more than 5 hours a day!  For most kids, this means watching shows where God doesn’t even show up in them at all! As a mom, I want my kids to enjoy shows and movies, but I also want those things to point them to Jesus!  Which is why I’m excited to tell you about JellyTelly. Head over to jellytelly.com and use coupon code MSW for a free week and a coloring book download!

Support the show:

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Jul 14, 2017

We are so glad you're tuning into this episode.  These will be moments well-spent as we cover armadillo safety, how Rebecca thinks she's scored more points with God than I have, and how woefully behind I am when it comes to pop-culture and social media.  We also delve into some ways to survive summer with your kids, the top 10 summer vacation destinations in the world and random other summer facts that you need to know to be a contributing member of society.

Episode Sponsor:

Persimmon Prints

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Jul 8, 2017

Mandy never saw herself as a designer, but when a homemade t-shirt started getting attention from friends, it became clear that God had other plans for her. She now operates Milk and Honey Tees, a home-based business that creates stylish, comfortable tees with meaningful messages. A portion of every Milk and Honey Tees sale supports Africa New Life's Dream Beauty Academy - a program that offers job training, childcare, and discipleship to vulnerable women in Rwanda.

What we chat about:

  • How an accidental business turned into a purposeful ministry
  • The struggles and joys of working for yourself
  • The difference between guilt and conviction
  • Ways to cut down on the noise in your household
  • Embracing life as a boy mom

Links mentioned:

Africa New Life's Dream Beauty Academy

Tan Towels 

New Morning Mercies Devotional

Where to find Mandy:

website // instagram

Episode Sponsor: Jelly Telly

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Jul 2, 2017

Brandy is a girl who experienced the unthinkable as a 10 year old girl.  She has labored on behalf of the loved ones of the roughly 117 people who die by suicide each day in the United States.  She wrote the resource she wished she had when her mom died.  Her story is hard but God has proven himself to be a Healer in the midst of so many broken hearts.  

What we chat about:

  • The shame encountered by suicide survivors
  • The unique grief and trauma of loved ones who are left behind
  • Some of the typical questions asked by survivors and how she helps them know they are not alone

Episode Sponsor: Jelly Telly 

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Jun 26, 2017

Heather's goal is to equip parents in the pursuit of intentional parenting.  She knows learning is really fun and wants others to get that too!  Her wants to raise world changers who passionately love God, love others, and delight in the adventure of learning.  She recently created a resource you'll love for your boys on the topic of chivalry!

What we chat about:

  • Why we don't want to raise a "typical boy"
  • The importance of parenting with an eye to the future
  • Why it is imperative that you teach your children to follow you

Links mentioned:

Knights in Training (Heather's Book)

Bringing Up Boys

Bringing Up Girls

Playsilks

Touchable Bubbles 

Episode Sponsor: Prep Dish

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Jun 19, 2017

This girl is just so much fun! She led out and started something years ago the rest of us (and the rest of her neighborhood) "meant" to do and just never found the time for.  Well, once Kristin prioritized hospitality and getting to know her neighbors, lives started being impacted in a big way.  You're going to learn so many practical hospitality tips that prove, once again, that having people over doesn't have to freak you out.  Friendly warning: you're probably going to want a picnic table at the end of this episode.

What we chat about:

  • The dos and don'ts of parenting teens
  • How and why Kristin became a front yard person
  • Some amazing hospitality hacks you'll want to try 

Episode Sponsor: Prepdish 

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Jun 16, 2017

In this Episode we discover Rebecca is kind of a big deal in the decorating world. We also know she doesn't like mid-century decor but she doesn't mind if YOU do. I talk about a decorating fail I had where a sweet sentiment turned inappropriate in an instant.

I enjoy buying things off Craigslist and Rebecca sometimes takes things out of dumpsters.  Rebecca loves white couches and gets quite distraught at the thought of them ever going out of style.  Please consider sending her an encouraging message if you think of it.  She is bracing herself for a rough season.

Also, you'll be blessed to hear us try to sort out the meanings of multiple words (such as Cape and Cod) and reach deep into our brains to find the right words we are TRYING to say.  We have basically put our intellect on display for you.  

You are quite welcome. And happy decorating.

 

Jun 11, 2017

Meet Jim and Lynne: 

Jim and Lynne are hands down my favorite parenting resources.  They offer tried and true tips that are also logical and hope-filled.  I just love hearing their perspective and the research-based care they apply to all our parenting puzzlers.  You all absolutely raved about Jim and Lynne the first time they were on the show and you are going to love them this time as well!!

What we chat about:

  • The typical ways parents engage sibling conflicts
  • A new 4 step process that will change that way your family has conflict
  • How to get angry siblings to calm down
  • How to build understanding among siblings
  • Why celebrating progress is important 

Links mentioned:

Sibling Conflict Course 

Discipline That Connects Book

Episode Sponsor: Prep Dish 

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May 26, 2017

Alisa Keeton has been involved in the fitness world her whole life.  Once God got a hold of her heart she answered the call to create a space and train others to connect faith and fitness- in a way that was not cheesy and gross.  This conversation is about way more than fitness though, so stick around even if you don't consider yourself an athlete.

What we chat about: 

  • How Alisa, once repulsed by the idea of "Christian Aerobics," ended up with a fitness ministry
  • What it is like to walk with God when your husband does not
  • How to spot misplaced worship 

Links mentioned: 

Sibling Conflict Class 

Episode Sponsor: Prep Dish 

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May 26, 2017

Rachel is the co-founder of a ministry called Better Than Blended that is is dedicated to building blended families that thrive.  Through a marriage, Rachel took on the role of mother to 7 children ranging from infant to adult. With wisdom well beyond their years, Rachel and her husband's goal is to encourage, mentor and equip blended families to become pillars of strength and an awesome testimony of the sustaining power of God’s truth.

What we chat about:

  • Unique challenges blended families face
  • How to make sure you're a "good step-mom"
  • How to wisely navigate ex-spouses
  • Planning an escape from an abusive relationship 

Episode Sponsor:Revelation Wellness 

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May 20, 2017

Lauren is a wife, mom of two, and a podcast host as well! She came to know God as a young adult and clearly articulates what changed for her after she began to read God's word.  She is so interesting to talk to and I loved hearing all her stories.  I know you will as well!

What we chat about:

 

  • A simple, memorable way to have a meaningful time with God
  • How a serious medical condition and a huge fear of death came together to strengthen her faith
  • How Lauren overcomes anxiety
  • What her family devotionals look like 

Episode Sponsor: Revelation Wellness 

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May 19, 2017

In this episode Rebecca and I do our very best to solve all your fitness problems.  We give some fitness history and discuss current trends.  You are sure to find a new way to move your body from all the wacky ideas we share.

In this episode we cover everything from the detail of Rebecca's very important healthy shake, Emily's ground rules surrounding workouts and kids, and our favorite underwear. You are sure to be blessed.

May 15, 2017

Sallie Dean is a wife, mom of twins, an artist and, most importantly, my friend.  ;) Sallie has a steadiness about her that I'm drawn to and I was eager to ask her how she walked (and is currently still walking through) a rough season.  The topic is infertility but what she has learned can be broadly applied to anything we are going through.  There were so many important truths shared.  You're going to want to have a pen and paper!

What we chat about:

  • Her process of letting God lead instead of chasing what she wanted.
  • Hanging onto the truth that SHE is not broken even though she is dealing with infertility
  • A marriage tool for decision-making that is pure gold

Episode Sponsor: Revelation Wellness 

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Find me on Instagram or Facebook because I want to hear YOUR thoughts on this episode!  If you've been encouraged by the show, please share it with another mom.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together!

***Some links above take you to Amazon.  When you click through, anything you purchase there will help offset the costs associated with producing the show. It doesn't cost you any extra, and it helps me out.  Everybody wins! Thank you for your support!***

May 8, 2017

What we chat about:

  • the four types of anxiety
  • what she's learning about the effects of daily quality time with each child 
  • the science behind the benefits of coloring

Links mentioned:

Big and Little Coloring Devotional

Safe House: How Emotional Safety Is the Key to Raising Kids Who Live, Love, and Lead Well

Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God

Where to find Rachel:

blog // instagram // facebook // twitter

Episode Sponsor: Revelation Wellness 

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Apr 30, 2017

Shontell is busy.  When she told me all she has going on, I had to sit down.  She has a passel of kids, is a teacher at heart but also a student right now.  She is hysterical and wise and all the things you want in a friend you've never actually met.  Can't wait to share her with you!

What we chat about:

  • when you follow God and your husband doesn't
  • breaking past needing your family to "look" a certain way
  • setting your husband up for success
  • her very easy, football-inspired way to stay connected to God in an extremely busy season 

Episode Sponsor:Revelation Wellness 

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Apr 27, 2017

The fact of the matter is we don't know a lot about personality tests.  You'll know pretty quick here when you listen.  The bonus about this is that we discovered a lot of interesting things while recording.  I will list them out with bullet points because that makes them seem very important.

  • I am having construction in my kitchen and it turns out it doesn't happen as fast as it does on television. 
  • I made a terrible TERRIBLE mistake with my daughter's schooling but I'm fixing it so calm down.
  • Rebecca has some concerning people in history who share her same personality.
  • The people who share my personality are largely delightful.  Especially when compared to Rebecca's.  Yikes.
  • Rebecca is going to Costa Rica for selling lipstick and I am pretty sure she is taking me. 
  • Unicorns do not exist even if you can find one on the internet.
  • Rebecca and I have the same spirit animal BUT we couldn't be more different. 
Apr 24, 2017

Christy is a mom I met several years ago.  Since then she has continued to be a source of encouragement and wisdom to me.  She has two older daughters and I love asking her questions about what I need to expect here in the next couple years.  You're really going to be encouraged to keep a realistic perspective on the shenanigans your kids are up to.  I know I was! 

What we chat about:

  • Being aware of behind the scenes grooming through social media
  • The importance of tightening your "share circle" and make sure they are godly women.
  • The three types of friends a mom needs
  • Creative ways to get kids off their screens
  • How to make your kids want to bring their friends home 

Episode Sponsor: Milk And Honey Tees

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Find me on Instagram or Facebook because I want to hear YOUR thoughts on this episode!  If you've been encouraged by the show, please share it with another mom.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together!

***Some links above take you to Amazon.  When you click through, anything you purchase there will help offset the costs associated with producing the show. It doesn't cost you any extra, and it helps me out.  Everybody wins! Thank you for your support!***

Apr 17, 2017

Anna is a mom of five who also happens to have a story of escape from a violent, polygamist cult. She endured horrific abuses for years.  While her experiences are not typical, her journey will help you realize that no matter what you’ve faced, you can live a life of wholeness.

What we chat about:

  • The very real fear of messing you kids up when you didn't have a typical childhood yourself
  • Fighting for health for the good of your children
  • Grace for yourself and your limitations in your mothering
  • When she realized life could be dirty and that's ok.  

 

Episode Sponsor: Sheep Farm Felt 

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Find me on Instagram or Facebook because I want to hear YOUR thoughts on this episode!  If you've been encouraged by the show, please share it with another mom.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together!

***Some links above take you to Amazon.  When you click through, anything you purchase there will help offset the costs associated with producing the show. It doesn't cost you any extra, and it helps me out.  Everybody wins! Thank you for your support!***

 

Apr 10, 2017

Jen is a wife, mom, author and conference hostess.  She consistently finds herself up before the sun to write out words of hope to encourage women how strong and capable they are even when they feel just the opposite.  She just created a new resource and I couldn't wait to share it with you!

What we chat about:

  • teaching your kids to make their own fun
  • how to keep your identity within marriage
  • how to get past "if only my husband would..."
  • navigating a relational winter

Links mentioned:

A Wife's Secret to Happiness

Harney and Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea

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Share the Struggle!

Find me on Instagram or Facebook because I want to hear YOUR thoughts on this episode!  If you've been encouraged by the show, please share it with another mom.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together!

***Some links above take you to Amazon.  When you click through, anything you purchase there will help offset the costs associated with producing the show. It doesn't cost you any extra, and it helps me out.  Everybody wins! Thank you for your support!***

Apr 3, 2017

Melinda is a wife, mom to three and a worship leader.  She enjoys using humor and the gracious love of God to navigate her crazy, beautiful life.  She's learning how to step into scary things she'd rather not do.  Like this interview.  She didn't want to do this interview. 

What we chat about:

  • trusting God is at work in you even when you're questioning yourself
  • breath prayers
  • how she's learning to fight her tendency to run when she's scared 

Links mentioned:

After All These Years by Brian and Jenn Johnson

The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp

Tessemae's Dressing

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