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Mom Struggling Well

Don't stop at 'struggle.' Love your actual life so you don't run away from home. Perfection is nonsense and peace is a perspective shift away!
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Now displaying: April, 2018
Apr 30, 2018

As a trained actress and heartfelt Bible teacher, Wendy Speake ministers to women’s hearts through storytelling and Biblical life application. During her career in Hollywood, Wendy found herself longing to tell stories that edify and encourage women. Today she does just that, writing books about mommy anger and gentle parenting and performing dramatic Bible lessons for women’s groups, taking every opportunity to point audiences to Jesus.

What we chat about:

  • how Wendy's passion for storytelling led her to become an actress and author
  • finding margin in your life
  • internal and external triggers
  • defining what triggers you and finding coping mechanisms
  • Deuteronomy 11
  • sharing your triggers with your spouse

Connect with Wendy:

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

Episode Sponsors:

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An Intentional Life: A Life-Giving Invitation to Uncover Your Passions and Unlock Your Purpose
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Ways to support the show:

Patreon
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The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together!

Apr 23, 2018

Known by millions as a long-time Contributing Editor for Guideposts magazine, Kathryn “Kitty” Slattery has written hundreds of stories of hope and inspiration for a wide variety of publications, including Parent Life, Today’s Christian Woman, and Angels on Earth magazines.  Kathryn resides in beautiful New Hampshire with her husband Tom, and they are the parents of two grown children.  

What we chat about:

  • what appeals to Kitty about being a ghostwriter
  • how sharing other people's stories has strengthened her faith
  • God's awesome ability to redeem the worst things in life
  • how God used Kitty's interest in fortune telling to lead her to Him
  • what she learned from talking with Fred Rogers (and his puppets)
  • why we should all be asking questions
  • the strength that's built by going through pain and struggles

Links mentioned:

If I Could Ask God Anything: Awesome Bible Answers for Curious Kids
365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids: An If I Could Ask God Anything Devotional

Connect with Kitty:

website // facebook

Episode Sponsors:

Canvas People: get a free 11x14 canvas free using promo code MSW
Butcher Box: free bacon and $20 off your first order using promo code MSW
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Teami Blends: get 15% off on orders of $29.99 or more using the promo code MSW15

Ways to support the show:

Patreon
Amazon

Share the Struggle!

Find me on Instagram because I want to hear YOUR thoughts!  If you've been encouraged, share the episode with another mom.  

The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together!

Apr 19, 2018

This week we're reading John 3:31 -3:35.

Have you ever received a letter with one of those wax seals? It seems so fancy and official; it also authenticates who sent it. That's what we are to Christ - his wax seal. Each day we should be living in a way that authenticates Him, His nature, and His love for us. 

Read along at Bible.com or download the free YouVersion Bible app.

Episode Sponsor:

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Apr 16, 2018

Amber Runyon is hospice nurse who became a social entrepreneur.  She founded Legacy and Eleventh Candle Co. out of the desire to bring hope to women both in the United States and in Ethiopia who’ve been vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation, and addiction, focusing on providing a therapeutic work setting that allows all women a fair chance and opportunity to grow. The bottom line: Amber believes that if we teach little girls to dream, they will the force that changes this world. But more than that, if we can teach broken women to dream like little girls again, it will be a force that the world has yet to see.

Get 25% off your order from Eleventh Candle Co. using the coupon code strugglingwell!

What we chat about:

  • what lead Amber to start a candle company
  • how Eleventh Candle Co. is helping women who have been exploited, part of sex trafficking, or have struggled with addiction
  • identifying women who genuinely want help
  • EMDR therapy
  • how Amber has seen God change the lives of the women she employs
  • extending grace without enabling
  • why Amber celebrates failures
  • encouragement for women who feel overwhelmed by their calling

Links mentioned:

Ep. 32: You Are Loved and Worth Loving with Brandi Lea
Ep. 58: Journey Toward Healing with Brandi Lea

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill: A Call to Action Against TV, Movie & Video Game Violence

 

Connect with Amber:

website // instagram // facebook // twitter

Episode Sponsors:

Pursuit Community: get $325 off registration for the Mastermind Retreat in Nashville, TN using promo code MSW
Daily Harvest: 3 free cups using promo code MSW
Tommy John: use the link and get 20% off your first order

Ways to support the show:

Patreon
Amazon

Share the Struggle!

Find me on Instagram because I want to hear YOUR thoughts!  If you've been encouraged, share the episode with another mom.  

The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together!

Apr 9, 2018

For the last decade, Jen Schmidt has been encouraging, challenging, and cheering on women to embrace both the beauty and bedlam of their everyday lives on her popular lifestyle blog, Balancing Beauty and Bedlam. With a variety of topics—from easy dinner ideas and personal finance to leaving a legacy—Jen equips others to live life to its fullest, reminding them it's the little things that really are the big things in life. A popular speaker, worship leader and founder/host of the annual Becoming Conference, Jen shares with humor and authenticity as she invites others to join her on this bumpy, beautiful life journey. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, five children, a few too many animals, and an available sofa for anyone who needs it.

What we chat about:

  • giving her newly married son and daughter-in-law space
  • intentional decisions for building family relationships
  • making your home a safe place for your children's friends
  • the importance of preserving quality family time 
  • breaking generational parenting patterns
  • allowing insecurities prevent us from building community

Links mentioned:

Just Open the Door: How One Invitation Can Change a Generation
Becoming Conference
Gather and Love Tour with Kristen Schell (Turquoise Table)

Connect with Jen:

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

Episode Sponsors:

Pursuit Community: get $325 off registration for the Mastermind Retreat in Nashville, TN using promo code MSW
Prep Dish: get two weeks free by visiting prepdish.com/msw
GLAM: GodLovesallOfMe.org/resources

Ways to support the show:

Patreon
Amazon

Share the Struggle!

Find me on Instagram because I want to hear YOUR thoughts!  If you've been encouraged, share the episode with another mom.  

The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together!

Apr 2, 2018

Kat Lee is passionate about teaching others how to jump-start each day with a grace-filled, life-giving morning routine. She is a writer, speaker, podcaster and founder of HelloMornings.org. She and her husband, Jimmy, live in Waco, Texas, with their three children.

What we chat about:

  • the joy of having older kids (that you can watch Hallmark movies with)
  • why Kat has chosen to use homeschool, provate school and public school to educate her kids
  • Kat's yearly family road trip adventures
  • tactics for limiting your children's screen time
  • how narrowing your focus will help you accomplish more
  • the importance of starting your day with healthy choices

Links mentioned:

Episode 7: On Building an Impressive Eulogy with Kat Lee
Circle Go
Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better

Connect with Kat:

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

Episode Sponsors:

Pursuit Community: get $325 off registration for the Mastermind Retreat in Nashville, TN using promo code MSW
Care Of: 25% off your first month with promo code MSW
Daily Harvest: 3 free cups using promo code MSW

Ways to support the show:

Patreon
Amazon

Share the Struggle!

Find me on Instagram because I want to hear YOUR thoughts!  If you've been encouraged, share the episode with another mom.  

The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together!

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