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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: February, 2019
Feb 25, 2019

Kids and sanctuaries. Stress and sanctuaries. Work/homeschool and sanctuaries.

This week will rock you. We were formally Taylor Swift and Marilyn Manson but we have finally found common ground when it comes to our homes!

Thanks to all of you who sent in questions, we had a great Problem Solved!

WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • how we’re struggling not very well at the moment

  • where to start when you’re overwhelmed with clutter

  • how to enjoy your sanctuary, even when the kids keep destroying it

  • identifying your non-negotiable clean spots

  • the two types of people - clean, but cluttered and tidy, but dirty

  • the frustration of unfinished projects

  • which Girl Scout cookie is the best Girl Scout cookie

  • tip for finding cute, affordable house decor

LINKS MENTIONED:

Ep. 173: Working Through the Clutter with Dana White
Rebecca’s Instagram home tour story (start with “Home Tour 1”)

CONNECT WITH REBECKY:

website | instagram

CONNECT WITH EMILY:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

EPISODE SPONSORS:

Blinds Chalet: get an exclusive discount when you use promo code STRUGGLEWELL at checkout
Daily Harvest: use promo code SWP and get 3 free cups in your first box

SUPPORT THE SHOW:

Patreon | Amazon

SHARE THE STRUGGLE!

If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love the Struggle Well Project? Please leave a review here!

Feb 18, 2019

I feel overwhelmed by housework. My brain can’t seem to process monotonous tasks like de-cluttering. There is a HUGE difference between how I want my house to look and how it looks right now.

Dana K. White is an author, podcaster, speaker, and (much to her own surprise) a decluttering expert. In a desperate attempt to get her own home under control, Dana started blogging as "Nony" (short for anonymous) at A Slob Comes Clean in 2009. Today, Dana shares realistic home management strategies and a message of hope for the hopelessly messy in her books: Decluttering at the Speed of Life and How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind. Dana lives with her husband and three kids just outside of Dallas, Texas. Oh, and she's funny.

WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • our fascinating backstory

  • how Dana’s life changed when she came clean about her biggest shame

  • what has changed in Dana’s life and in her spirit since decluttering

  • the difference between a person with clutter and a hoarder

  • a practical solution to your Tupperware lid dilemma

LINKS MENTIONED:

How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind
Decluttering at the Speed of Life
A Slob Comes Clean podcast
Cascade dishwasher pods
Broken Harts podcast

CONNECT WITH Dana:

website | instagram | facebook

CONNECT WITH EMILY:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

EPISODE SPONSORS:

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SUPPORT THE SHOW:

Patreon | Amazon

SHARE THE STRUGGLE!

If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love the Struggle Well Project? Please leave a review here!

Feb 11, 2019

I don’t even have a place to BE in this house! What am I even going for design-wise?

These are valid and we are here to help! Struggling Sisters are at it again talking about how to make your house into a sanctuary with our organization tips plus ideas on how to make your very own most-favorite spot. Em shares how hard it is to wake up in the mornings and how she likes to live by lamp light most hours of the day. Katie makes fun of Emily accordingly and all is right in the land of the Struggling Sisters. Enjoy!

WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • clarification about the future of the podcast and an update on Emily’s job search

  • Katie’s plan to become both a Starbucks Grand Master Coffee Ninja AND a college graduate

  • cheap ways to improve your home

  • our favorite spots in our homes

  • the non-negotiables of house cleaning

  • our design styles according to HGTV

  • tips to keep clutter from piling up

LINKS MENTIONED:

Cozy Minimalist Home
HGTV Design Personality Quiz

CONNECT WITH KATIE:

instagram

CONNECT WITH EMILY:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

EPISODE SPONSORS:

Brooklinen: get $20 off + free shipping with promo code SWP
Butcher Box: get 2 free filet mignons, free bacon and $20 off your order by visiting butcherbox.com/swp and entering promo code SWP
Blinds Chalet: get an exclusive discount when you use promo code STRUGGLEWELL at checkout
Lasting: unlock the premium content and get your first month for $.99 by visiting getlasting.com/swp and using promo code SWP

SUPPORT THE SHOW:

Patreon | Amazon

SHARE THE STRUGGLE!

If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love the Struggle Well Project? Please leave a review here.

Feb 4, 2019

Sarah Bragg is a popular host and communicator. You can find her on iTunes hosting the podcasts Are My Kids On Track and Surviving SarahHer book titled Body. Beauty. Boys. The Truth About Girls and How We See Ourselves helps young women find their value in the One who made them. Sarah has a long career of working in ministry and has helped launch several ministry curriculums for Orange during that time. And while she seems to be a master at brewing coffee, cheering for others and surviving life, she has an actual masters degree in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. Sarah and her husband, Scott, and their daughters, Sinclair and Rory, reside in Marietta, Georgia.

WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • what it’s been like for Sarah to be the wife of an entrepreneur

  • “selective hearing” when it comes to your husband’s barrage of ideas

  • coping with the loss of a friendship

  • making your house a home, even if it’s temporary

  • not allowing our identity and self-worth to be tethered to people’s opinions

  • self-acceptance and the acceptance of others

LINKS MENTIONED:

Rising Strong
Oprah’s Master Class podcast
What About Bob?
Lion Coffee

CONNECT WITH SARAH:

website | instagram | facebook | youtube

CONNECT WITH EMILY:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

EPISODE SPONSORS:

Robin Hood: sign up at struggle.robinhood.com and get free stock
Prep Dish: get a free 3 week trial at prepdish.com/swp
Lola: get 40% off any subscription when you use SWP at checkout
Blinkist: get a free 7-day trial at blinkist.com/swp

SUPPORT THE SHOW:

Patreon | Amazon

SHARE THE STRUGGLE!

If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love the Struggle Well Project? Please leave a review here!

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