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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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Mar 26, 2017

Lindsay is a mom who was blindsided by a situation that affects 1 in 5 women after childbirth.  After the birth of her son, she struggled for 6 years through postpartum depression.  She bravely stared in and co-produced a riveting documentary called When The Bough Breaks that you need to watch even if you're not a new mom.

What we chat about:

The importance of getting a good doctor and continuing on until you find treatment that works for you.

What postpartum depression can look like.

How the Gerszt's preserved their marriage through it all.

How the spouse of a woman with a perinatal mood disorder also is enduring a trial. 

 

Show Sponsor:

The Easter Story Egg™ is a tradition that celebrates the true meaning of Easter. This family activity includes a hardcover book and 7 wooden nesting Eggs. The Story Egg™ book begins on Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Sunday. Each Egg within the set of nesting Eggs has a story that relates to a particular day in Holy Week, leading up to Easter Sunday. As the children open each Egg they will discover the Easter story and the journey of Jesus through Holy week.

 

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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!***

Mar 20, 2017

Though not originally setting out to adopt a child with special needs, when opportunity presented itself to adopt Macyn, they put their trust in God and took a leap of faith. Macyn was born with with Down syndrome, something a lot of people don’t understand and fear. 

Shortly thereafter, in 2011, they adopted their second daughter, Truly. and in 2013, their son August was born. August is their second child with Down syndrome.

Passionate to share her message of how God has used these three precious children to bring joy to both she and her husband’s lives and the lives of so many others, Heather founded her hit Instagram account @macymakesmyday, which currently has more than 68 thousand followers.  The Lucky Few: Finding God’s Best In The Most Unlikely Places her first book which details her family’s story, hits shelves March 21.

 

What we chat about:

Heather's infertility journey

When your heart is drawn to something you didn't mean to want

What happens if you don't always like your child

How to handle being a unique family WELL 

 

Links mentioned:

The Lucky Few: Finding God's Best in the Most Unlikely Places

Tuft and Needle

Alexa 

 

Show Sponsor:

JellyTelly is the only streaming video app designed specifically for kids where God is real and His Word is true. JellyTelly was co-developed by the creator of VeggieTales, Phil Visher. With the app, you can instantly stream hundred of hours of safe, affirming videos and movies for kids about God, the Bible and faith. It’s a great way for parents and kids to spend time together watching and learning, and then talking together about Jesus and their faith. The app is currently available on iOS, Android and Kindle, and includes shows like VeggieTales, Hillsong Kids, the Jesus Storybook Bible and many more! It’s entertainment you can trust, and shows that your kids will love! Make sure to check visit jellytelly.com today and use the special coupon code STRUGGLEWELL to get $5 off – or your first month of JellyTelly free!

 

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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!***

 

 

Mar 17, 2017

We cover both beauty AND fashion in this Problem Solved episode only because we miscommunicated on the topic.  Thankfully, the two topics went together well so we have a (somewhat) cohesive episode for you. We hope it solves all your fashion and beauty needs...

 

Mar 13, 2017

Debbie is one of the most encouraging women I know.  She is a work at home mom who lives where I've always wanted to live: Washington. She makes girly crafts and sells them on Instagram to overcome all the manliness in a house with a husband and three boys!

What we chat about:

When your marriage is not what you expected

When homeschooling is NOT the best fit

How to navigate seasons that seem difficult from every direction

How Debbie ended her search for a satisfying deodorant

 

Links Mentioned:

Farmgirl Paints

Happy Homestead Botanicals

 

Find Debbie:

shop // instagram

 

Episode Sponsor

JellyTelly is the only streaming video app designed specifically for kids where God is real and His Word is true. JellyTelly was co-developed by the creator of VeggieTales, Phil Visher. With the app, you can instantly stream hundred of hours of safe, affirming videos and movies for kids about God, the Bible and faith. It’s a great way for parents and kids to spend time together watching and learning, and then talking together about Jesus and their faith. The app is currently available on iOS, Android and Kindle, and includes shows like VeggieTales, Hillsong Kids, the Jesus Storybook Bible and many more! It’s entertainment you can trust, and shows that your kids will love! Make sure to check visit jellytelly.com today and use the special coupon code STRUGGLEWELL to get $5 off – or your first month of JellyTelly free!

 

Support the Show:

Shop

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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!***

Mar 10, 2017

Hey guys! Here's something I learned this morning that I really wanted to share! I'd be very interested in knowing if this was at all helpful. 

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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!***

Mar 4, 2017

Jennifer is a farmer's wife and mom to two girls.  She is also a former award-winning news reporter who covered crime, politics and natural disasters for several newspapers.  Now she uses her reporting skills to chase after the biggest story ever: the redemptive story of Christ.  

 

What we chat about:

  • Exploring the Bible to see if God even cares about our happiness
  • Happiness has a bad reputation.  Is it ACTUALLY the 'evil twin' of joy like we sometimes think?
  • Is God a happy God?

 

Links Mentioned:

The Happiness Dare

Find your happiness style

Lipsense Lipstick

ViBella Jewelery 

 

Show Sponsor:

JellyTelly is the only streaming video app designed specifically for kids where God is real and His Word is true. Make sure to check visit jellytelly.com today and use the special coupon code STRUGGLEWELL to get $5 off – or your first month of JellyTelly free!

Support the show:

Shop

Amazon Affiliate Link

 

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!***

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