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Mom Struggling Well

Motherhood is hard. And amazing. 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: February, 2018
Feb 28, 2018

Rebecca wants to ruin the show's theme song by changing her name to Becky.  Please send her messages on Instagram letting her know this is the wrong choice.

Rebecca went on vacation (again) to visit her parents who are not (but actually are) Snowbirds.

I stopped homeschooling this week and made some people mad. 

We also solved multiple listener problems. Listen and be changed forever.

Feb 26, 2018

Wynter Pitts is the founder of For Girls Like You, a resource ministry for tween girls and their parents. She is the author of several books, including You’re God’s Girl!: A Devotional for Tweens and She is Yours: Trusting God As You Raise The Girl He Gave You. The mother of four girls herself, Wynter's mission is to empower and equip women of all ages to walk boldly into becoming who God has created them to be and to provide parents with the resources and support needed to raise strong Christ followers. 

What we chat about:

  • How God changed Wynter's perspective of motherhood
  • Getting your kids to spend time with God
  • Handling teenage hormones
  • Helping your children find the truth through their feelings
  • How her daughter, Alena, got a role in the movie War Room and how her siblings responded
  • Why Wynter decided to homeschool after being firmly set against it
  • Breaking the cycle of poverty in your childhood

Links mentioned:

Electric blanket

Connect with Wynter:

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

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Feb 19, 2018

Laura Kelley is a mom of five through birth, adoption, and fostering. She's also is no stranger to sorrow. Last year, Laura and her husband Josh accepted God's call to adopt a 3-year-old boy from China named Everett. Tragically, Everett was born with a congenital heart defect leaving his new parents with some very difficult decisions to make about his medical care. He passed away just days before his fourth birthday. Laura is now courageously navigating through her grief one day at a time and sharing her journey publically on social media.

What we chat about:

  • What prompted Laura to adopt a child with medical needs
  • The self-inflicted guilt that accompanies the loss of a child
  • The importance of finding moments of joy in times of deep pain
  • Why Laura has chosen to share her grief so transparently
  • Dealing with criticism on social media
  • What daily life looks life for Laura's family now
  • How losing Everett has affected her relationship with God
  • Suggestions on how to support the people around you who are grieving

Links mentioned:

Episode #61: Breaking the Rules We Made Up with Laura Kelley

Connect with Laura:

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

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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!

Feb 12, 2018

Kristen Hatton is the author of Face Time: Your Identity in a Selfie World for teen girls and the teen devotional Get Your Story StraightA third book, The Gospel-Centered Life in Exodus for Students, is coming this summer. Kristen is also a blogger, Bible study teacher and speaker for groups of parents, women, and teens. In addition to her own blog, she contributes frequently to the Rooted Ministry blog and enCourage women’s blog. She resides in Edmond, Oklahoma, with her pastor husband, and they have three teenagers.

What we chat about:

  • Kristen's idea to start a Bible study with her daughter and her friends
  • Walking through the season of her daughter's eating disorder
  • How to have a friend and be a friend
  • Understanding teens and empathizing with them
  • Talking with teens about idolatry
  • Teens and technology
  • Laying a foundation for the teen years

Links mentioned:

Face Time: Your Identity in a Selfie World
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Connect with Kristen:

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

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Feb 8, 2018

This week we look at John 3:1-15 and a guy named Nicodemus.  And then we ask some hard questions about our own lives.  Ouch.  That's the part we don't like.  Let's do it anyway!

Feb 5, 2018

Micah Maddox is a women’s conference speaker, Bible teacher, writer, blogger, and author of Anchored In: Experience a Power-Full Life in a Problem-Filled World. She is passionate about helping women find purpose, peace, and calm in our chaotic world. As a pastor’s wife and mother of three, she contributes her time to MOPS and her local church – including serving as a women’s ministry leader.

What we chat about:

  • The complicated journey of finding closure
  • Knowing when it's time to walk away from a relationship
  • Why Micah chose to become a foster parent
  • How having foster children has affected her biological children
  • Setting healthy boundaries

Connect with Micah:

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

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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!

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