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Mom Struggling Well

Motherhood is hard. And amazing. And can make you burst with joy and frustration all at once. 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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Now displaying: July, 2016
Jul 25, 2016

I'm betting you know who this lovely lady is but in case you don't, here goes: She is a wife and mom, a writer and a podcaster.  She is also a "fake counselor" as she says at a girls school which could not be a more perfect job for her.  She's one of my personal favorites so I had to try really hard not to be super gushy about that during the interview.  Don't worry though, I let all my awkward out as soon as we weren'trecording.

what we chat about: 

  • the concept of gleaning in our everyday moments
  • things that will leave a relationship dead in the water
  • what makes relationships thrive
  • how service looks different than you might think
Jul 21, 2016

Nicole is a sign maker from Southern California.  She and her husband are raising two kids and running a wildly successful small business!  This girl is funny and honest and really loves God.  Hope you laugh as loud as I did during this conversation!

what we chat about:

  • what to do INSTEAD of comparing ourselves to other moms
  • how a traumatic event launched her into working from home
  • what happened when she finally tried talking to God
Jul 17, 2016

She is a wife and mom from central Indiana who lives in a 100 year old house she hopes to renovate soon.  She runs a stationary shop and intentionally creates space for quiet in her life.  In fact, she wants to be Amish "while still enjoying the modern comforts of electricity and deodorant." Ha!  I think that sounds fair.  

What we chat about:

  • how prenatal and postpartum depression are very real things
  • learning to say "no"
  • her routine of a morning prayer to-do list
  • what she is doing to leave a legacy for her grandchildren
Jul 11, 2016

So today's conversation is a little different.

In light of this week's events in our great land, some friends and I decided (really THEY decided and I couldn't think of a good reason to get out of it) we should model an honest conversation on the topic of race because we were already having them.  

My friends and I are all podcasters and each come to the topic of race with different perspectives.  Retha of Journey to Balance is black and Tiffany of  A Mom's Mission Field is white and has two adopted boys who are black. 

I have received feed back from multiple friends of mine (who I was talking about this with while trying to get out of having to have this conversation!) who told me a conversation like this is EXACTLY what they need to see modeled right now.  

So here you go.  It is a little long but it WAS 2 hours.  I got it down to 51 minutes which was evidence of the Lord's hand at work.  I am super pleased with how it turned out and know you will find yourself somewhere along the continuum of ideas expressed.  

You very well may disagree with some of the ideas.  You will most likely feel uncomfortable.  I encourage you to stay in it to the end and pray through the parts that make you cringe.  Ask God to tell you what you need to take away from the conversation.  I am ridiculously thankful for these ladies and the way they have lovingly challenged me and I look forward to sharing this with you as well.

Jul 4, 2016

Lindsy is a mom of 4 who has recently moved across the country from KY to FL to live out the good news of Jesus among the poor with both their words and their actions.  They are with an organization that sends families to marginalized neighborhoods, you know, the ones most people try to avoid and ignore.  You're going to love and be challenged by this conversation!

what we chat about:

  • calling forth the good God has placed in our kids
  •  doing the brave thing scared
  • how to keep perspective when all the needs around her seem overwhelming
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