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The Struggle Well Project

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Apr 30, 2019

How do you know if you’re struggling well or just plain struggling?

Just Em is back again with part three of a four-part series on what it means to Struggle WELL. This week we deep dive on the first L of WELL. L is for LOOK AGAIN.

TOPICS:

  • remembering that there are two sides to every situation

  • two different perspectives for struggling moms

  • embracing the hard times as a chance to grow

  • how Emily is flipping her perspective on two of her own personal struggles

LINKS MENTIONED:

Download your Struggle WELL printable
Part One: Wait
Part Two: Expect

CONNECT WITH EMILY:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

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SUPPORT THE SHOW:

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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!

 

Apr 22, 2019

Do you have ten million pictures on your phone and need a plan? When is a good time to let your children have access to the cyberspace? How can you stay the heck off your phone?

There is lot’s of talk about technology boundaries with kids and Emily’s favorite subject comes up: appropriateness! Rebecky and Emily both realize they are placing non-technology items out to be shared and discovered by the kids, and it’s working! Tech facts gave Em life and Rebecky shares how she likes to decompress in non-tech fashion.

WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Rebecky moonlighting on other podcasts

  • how a Diva cup story lead to a beautiful friendship

  • how Rebecky is struggling well with 4-minute workouts

  • how Emily is struggling well by buying pre-packaged healthy meals for herself and hiring a housekeeper, even if she does feel guilty about it

  • when to get your child a smartphone

  • how to deal with awkward mom social media comments

  • disconnecting from social media

  • solutions for photo storage

Links Mentioned:

Snap Kitchen
No Such Thing As a Fish
Criminal podcast
The Anatomy of Marriage
The Minimalish Podcast
Google Photos
Shutterfly

CONNECT WITH REBECKY:

website | instagram

CONNECT WITH EMILY:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

EPISODE SPONSORS:

Daily Harvest: use promo code SWP and get 3 free cups in your first box
Canvas People: get an 11 x 14 photo canvas for free + shipping & handling by texting SWP to 484848

SUPPORT THE SHOW:

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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!

Apr 15, 2019

How do you know if you’re struggling well or just plain struggling?

Just Em is back again with part two of a four-part series on what it means to Struggle WELL. This week we deep dive on the E portion of WELL. E is for Expect.

Topics:

  • Emily clears up why she decided to go back to work full-time

  • how expectations have got a bad rap, but expecting God to do things is the same as faith

  • knowing that God is always on the move, but He’s not a genie

  • managing self-expectations

  • letting go of perfection

  • breaking the chains of bondage by expecting God to help us through our sin struggles

LINKS MENTIONED:

Part One: Wait

CONNECT WITH EMILY:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

EPISODE SPONSORS:

Bioclarity: get 40% off skincare routine + 15% everything else on Bioclarity.com when you use promo code SWP at checkout
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SUPPORT THE SHOW:

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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!

Apr 8, 2019

Do your kids tell you they want a new Mom? Us too. Do you like peeps? Your mouth must be broken. There are new flavors out so try them and report back. We don’t think we have it in us.

This week the Struggling Sisters talk spring. Find out what we found in our planters and what we’re planting next. Some spring blooms have brought up past trauma for Em and there is a little update on the new jobs. Em springs some spring facts on us and Katie discovers what spring fever is.

This summer we urge you to join us a Jesus craft camp! Details below, you will LOVE IT!

WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • planting for spring

  • an update on Katie’s career as a barista and Emily’s school

  • Emily’s traumatic junior high memory

  • interesting spring facts

  • defining spring fever

  • Katie’s daughter’s Ulta escape

  • why are there so many Peep flavors?!

  • the Struggs Jesus Craft Camp takeover

LINKS MENTIONED:

dahlias
holly fern
Creative Soul Camp (aka Jesus Craft Camp)
Stephanie Ackerman
Noodle
Meg Duerksen
Dermablend Jelly Face Primer
Dermablend Compact Setting Powder

CONNECT WITH KATIE:

instagram

CONNECT WITH EMILY:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

EPISODE SPONSORS:

Third Love: get 15% off your first order by visiting thirdlove.com/swp
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SUPPORT THE SHOW:

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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.

Apr 1, 2019

How can you live your life more fully YOU? Do you need permission to take a hot minute to check in with yourself?

This week we meet Emily, a grad student and a mom in a busy season of life who has practical advice on how we can connect with ourselves and our Father. We talk about creativity and all of the different shapes it can come in. Did you know you can be creative and connect with God without buying the entire contents of aisle 10 at Michaels?

Emily P. Freeman is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Simply Tuesday and A Million Little Ways. As host of The Next Right Thing podcast, she helps create space for the soul to breathe, offering a fresh perspective on the sacredness of our inner life with God. Emily and her husband live in North Carolina with their three children.

WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • how Emily’s book idea turned into a podcast, then back into the book The Next Right Thing

  • the power of indecision

  • defining soul care and where to start

  • how being creative is a part of soul transformation

  • ways to find creativity in things you’re already doing

LINKS MENTIONED:

The Next Right Thing podcast
Super Size Me
Pucker Up
Thread Up

CONNECT WITH EMILY P. FREEMAN:

website | instagram | facebook

CONNECT WITH EMILY:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

EPISODE SPONSORS:

Prep Dish: get 2 weeks free by visiting prepdish.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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