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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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Jan 27, 2020

We solved it all this week. How do you plan for a day out and about without breaking the bank to feed your crew on the way home? Solved. What to do when your friends are shaming you for living paycheck to paycheck? Solved! Is meal planning non-existent in your home and you think it’s breaking the bank? SOLVED! Listeners not only wrote with their problems, they told us what makes them feel like winners at saving and we shared all of their tips with you.

P.S. USB ports are going away and Weight Watchers changed their name. We aren’t happy about it either. Enjoy saving WELL!

WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • an update on Em’s decision to get bangs and how 40 is going so far

  • the beginning of Rebecky’s WW journey (and all the things that are messing up her routine)

  • ideas for last-minute meals that don’t break the bank

  • differentiating want vs. need

  • solving your meal prep probs

  • saving when you live paycheck to paycheck

  • tips from listeners on what’s been saving them money

LINKS MENTIONED:

Diet Bet
Dave Ramsey
YNAB
Mo’ Money Podcast
ChooseFI
Her Money
Amazon warehouse
Your Money or Your Life

CONNECT WITH REBECKY:

website | instagram

CONNECT WITH EMILY:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

EPISODE SPONSORS:

Invisawear: get $10 off your first order when you visit invisawear.com/msw

SUPPORT THE SHOW:

Patreon 

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 Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here!

Jan 20, 2020

Are you a workin’ lady? Maybe you’ll be returning to work in the near future. Maybe you don’t work outside of the home but some friends that you love do. This week I wanted to share a conversation that I had with the women over on the Mom to Mom Podcast. We talk about tips for working moms and also I share a very raw description of what it looks like in the Thomas house now that I’m back to work. Spoiler alert: It’s not magazine perfect.

Kate Battistelli, September McCarthy & Jamie Erickson are three generations of moms who have experienced nearly every season of motherhood. They don’t have all the answers, but you can be sure that they’ll always point you to the One who does.

WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • learning to pivot when the thing you thought would work isn’t yielding the desired results

  • accepting help in order to better balance your life

  • learning and prioritizing self-care

  • why Emily stopped homeschooling and has no regrets

  • tips for helping manage your home when you work full-time

  • finding space for time with the Lord in the midst of a busy schedule

  • the power of in-person community

  • alleviating mom guilt

  • encouraging words for working moms

CONNECT WITH THE MOM TO MOM PODCAST:

website | Kate Battistelli | September McCarthy

CONNECT WITH EMILY:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

EPISODE SPONSORS:

Third Love: get 15% off your first order when you visit thirdlove.com/msw
Zola: get 50% off Save the Dates when you use promo code SAVE50 at zola.com/struggling
Thrive Causemetics: get 15% off your first purchase when you use promo code MSW at thrivecausemetics.com/msw

SUPPORT THE SHOW:

Patreon 

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 Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here!

Jan 13, 2020

Are you a saver or a spender? Do you have a joint bank account or are they separate? Oh, and do you still tuck in the front of your shirt or is that over now? This week we are talking finances and saving well. Emily brought some really simple saving tips and Katie sends out a siren call for large thongs. We establish that money can be difficult and Em stumbled upon some helpful sermons to ponder this month as we think about our finances. Please send your finance problems to hello@momstrugglingwell.com for Rebecky and Emily to solve later on this month. Biyeee!

WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Katie the saver and Emily the spender

  • joint vs. separate bank accounts

  • our personal struggles with saving and what’s been working for us

  • simple saving tips from taping reminders to your credit cards to swapping clothes with a friend (no underwear, please)

  • the importance of stewarding money well

  • the connection between loving money and loving people

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

LINKS MENTIONED:

Mint
America Saves
Stewardship sermon
Mo Money, Mo Problems sermon
Down Dog app

CONNECT WITH KATIE:

instagram

CONNECT WITH EMILY:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

EPISODE SPONSORS:

Future: get 50% off your first month when you visit tryfuture.com/msw
LOLA: get 30% off your first-month subscription when you use promo code MSW30 at mylola.com

SUPPORT THE SHOW:

Patreon 

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 Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here!

Jan 6, 2020

What should you do when you feel yourself losing your cool? How do you know if you’ve experienced trauma? My guest this week is as wise as the day is long and gives us practical tips to help us stay in the moment, honor the pace of our healing, and work our patience like a muscle. We are talking: trauma, shame and the price we pay living in a society that values overachieving. If you don’t already know Aundi, please change that now!

Aundi Kolber is a licensed professional counselor (MA, LPC), an author, and a speaker living in Castle Rock, Colorado. She has received additional training in her specialization of trauma- and body-centered therapies and is passionate about the integration of faith and psychology. She has written for Relevant, CT Women, and (in)courage. As a survivor of trauma, Aundi brings hard-won knowledge about the work of change, the power of redemption, and the beauty of experiencing God in our pain. Aundi is happily married to her best friend, Brendan, and is the proud mom of Matia and Jude.

WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • recognizing trauma and its effects on the body

  • the trauma spectrum

  • how to notice and interpret to what our bodies are telling us

  • the window of tolerance

  • the power of experiencing and working through pain

  • grounding yourself in the present while addressing the past

  • reparenting yourself

LINKS MENTIONED:

Try Softer: A Fresh Approach to Move Us out of Anxiety, Stress, and Survival Mode--and into a Life of Connection and Joy

CONNECT WITH AUNDI:

website | instagram | facebook | twitter

CONNECT WITH EMILY:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

EPISODE SPONSORS:

Stitch Fix Kids: visit stitchfix.com/kids/swp and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box PLUS use promo code SWP at checkout to waive your $20 styling fee
Prep Dish: get 2 weeks free when you visit prepdish.com/msw

SUPPORT THE SHOW:

Patreon 

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 Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here!

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