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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: November, 2019
Nov 25, 2019

WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • encouragement if you’re grieving this holiday season

  • letting your kids have all the toys (even if they clutter your house)

  • dealing with dirty floors

  • what to do with all the kids at parties so you don’t get stuck babysitting

  • helping kids with sensory needs during loud family get-togethers

  • how to enjoy hosting

  • holidays with divorced parents

  • throwing a post-Christmas birthday party that people will want to attend

  • politely shutting down unwanted questions about foster kids

  • Christmas tree alternatives

  • celebrating kids birthdays close to Christmas

LINKS MENTIONED:

Care.com
Meg Duerksen

CONNECT WITH REBECKY:

website | instagram

CONNECT WITH EMILY:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

EPISODE SPONSORS:

Zola: build your free wedding website + $50 toward your registry at zola.com/struggling
Canvas People: text MSW to 484848 and get a free 11x14 photo canvas (+ shipping & handling)
Minno: get a free 7-day trial when you visit gominno.com and use promo code STRUGGLEWELL

SUPPORT THE SHOW:

Patreon 

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Nov 18, 2019

Sheridan Voysey is a writer, speaker, and broadcaster on faith and spirituality. His other books include Resurrection Year: Turning Broken Dreams into New Beginnings, Resilient, and the award-winning Unseen Footprints . Sheridan is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 2 and other international networks, and has featured on BBC Breakfast, BBC News, Day of Discovery, and 100 Huntley Street. He is married to Merryn and lives and travels from Oxford, United Kingdom.

WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Sheridan and his wife’s struggle with infertility and how it lead to a change in perspective about identity

  • why Sheridan decided to take a 116-mile pilgrimage to Lindisfarne Island —the place where the Gospel first took root and spread

  • our character being our legacy

  • breaking the fear of wrong decision making

  • closing the door on your dreams and grieving the loss

  • how taking your own pilgrimage can grow your relationship with God

CONNECT WITH SHERIDAN:

website | instagram | facebook

CONNECT WITH EMILY:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

EPISODE SPONSORS:

Third Love: get 15% your first purchase when you visit thirdlove.com/swp
Stitch Fix Kids: get the $20 styling fee waived on your first box when you visit stitchfix.com/kids/swp
Minno: get a free 7-day trial when you visit gominno.com and use promo code STRUGGLEWELL

SUPPORT THE SHOW:

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Nov 11, 2019

It just seems like when we are celebrating we should actually be having FUN! This week, we talk about how to celebrate WELL. This one is packed full of laughs and some tears as we read some hilarious and heartbreaking listener emails and share nothing but love for the Pioneer Woman. We did a stash it or trash it and tried pumpkin spice spam and zombie skittles.

WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Celebrating the holidays using the WELL framework - Wait, Expect, Listen, Lean In

  • 7 steps to help you enjoy holiday parties

  • Rules for throwing a crappy house party (and why you should try it)

  • Your Chrismas strugg stories including everything from trash bag diapers and turkey carving wet suits to allowing yourself grace to grieve

  • Katie’s favorite Christmas memory

  • Stash It or Trash It - Pumpkin Spice Spam and Zombie Skittles

  • What’s giving us life and what’s killing us softly

LINKS MENTIONED:

Jimmy Fallon “Ew!”
Company is Coming video
Grief Share
U of A No Doubt tribute

CONNECT WITH KATIE:

instagram

CONNECT WITH EMILY:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

EPISODE SPONSORS:

Embr Wave: get $30 off your Embr Wave bracelet when you visit embrwave.com/msw
Polar Ignite Fitness Watch

SUPPORT THE SHOW:

Patreon 

SHARE THE STRUGGLE!

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Nov 4, 2019

Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of ten, doting grandma, and wife to John. A USA Today bestselling author, Tricia has published seventy books and is a two-time Carol Award winner, as well as a Christy and ECPA Award Finalist. She is also on the blogging team at TheBetterMom.com and other homeschooling and Christian sites. Tricia is the founder of Hope Pregnancy Ministries and currently leads a teen MOPS Group in Little Rock, Arkansas.

WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • why Tricia became passionate about getting her family to try being grumble-free

  • controlling your anger when your kids get angry

  • making Bible learning a priority

  • letting kids learn responsibility by earning privileges

  • choosing when to let your kids wear makeup

  • helping kids with trauma become vulnerable by drawing close

  • how God used Tricia’s grandma’s injury to teach the family about the power of praise

  • a story about flat Build-a-Bears and how practicing going grumble-free has changed her kids

LINKS MENTIONED

Calming Angry Kids
The Grumble-Free Year
Vanstek erasable gel pens

CONNECT WITH TRICIA:

website | instagram | facebook | pinterest

CONNECT WITH EMILY:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

EPISODE SPONSORS:

Prep Dish: get 2 weeks free when you visit prepdish.com/msw
Blume: get 25% off your first stick + free shipping when you visit blume.com/swp
Everlywell: 15% off any at-home lab test when you visit everlywell.com/msw and use promo code MSW at checkout

SUPPORT THE SHOW:

Patreon | Amazon

*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I am going to buy a yacht any day now.

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