Mom Struggling Well
Mom Struggling Well
Emily Thomas
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Join me as I ask all kinds of moms how they're struggling WELL. It's not entirely about parenthood or struggles though. It's funny too. I double-dog dare you to subscribe and then tell everyone you know.
#260: The Gift of Resistance with Anjuli Paschall
We tend to make Christianity complicated. Our relationship with God can feel rigid or only surface-deep. This week my friend Anjuli talks to us about the gift of resistance. Paying attention to the things that you’re trying your best to ignore; the things that feel like the scary deep end of the pool. But what if that deep end part of your story was the way to true intimacy with your Creator? Anjuli Paschall is the founder of The Moms We Love Club and writes regularly for (in)courage, a widely followed online community of Christian women. She grew up encircled by an orange grove in San Diego. After graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University, she earned a master's degree in spiritual formation and soul care from Talbot Seminary. She currently lives in Southern California with her husband, Sam, and five children. Sam is a pastor at Mission Hills Church in San Marcos. They enjoy renovating their fixer-upper and spending weekends at the ocean. WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Anjuli’s Instagram transition and the struggle to actually be authentic vs. faking authenticity how vulnerability and growing her trust in God has reduced her mom guilt creating a genogram to help identify and break generational sins the importance of dealing with our own personal pain so that our kids don’t feel the need to try to fix it for us the gift of resistance - the deep end of your story is the way to true intimacy what it looks like to abide with God in your everyday life over complicating Christianity when all we need is the faith of a child the continued resistance Anjuli feels about being honest wrestling with the truth of God’s love for us building spiritual rhythms into your daily habits different phases of parenting happening simultaneously LINKS MENTIONED: Embracing Holland podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/embracing-holland/id1501288141) Stay Awake to Love course (https://www.anjulipaschall.com/courses) Poldark (https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/shows/poldark/) Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH ANJULI: website (https://www.anjulipaschall.com/) | instagram (https://www.instagram.com/lovealways.anjuli/) | facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Anjuli-Paschall-100258001467923/) CONNECT WITH EMILY: website (https://momstrugglingwell.com/) | instagram (https://www.instagram.com/momstrugglingwell/) | facebook (https://www.facebook.com/momstrugglingwell/) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) EPISODE SPONSORS: Prose (https://prose.com/redeem?fbuy_ref_code=msw&utm_campaign=V2veritone&utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=msw) : take your free in-depth hair quiz and get 15% off your first order today when you visit prose.com/msw (https://prose.com/redeem?fbuy_ref_code=msw&utm_campaign=V2veritone&utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=msw) PlushCare (https://plushcare.com/msw/) : make your appointment today at plushcare.com/msw (https://plushcare.com/msw/) Jonas Paul Eyewear (https://jonaspauleyewear.com/pages/mom-struggling-well#erid4885585) : visit jonaspauleyewear.com/momstrugglingwell (https://jonaspauleyewear.com/pages/mom-struggling-well#erid4885585) for a discount code and you’ll get 15% off your next order SUPPORT THE SHOW: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell)   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 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-struggle-well-project/id1046121933?mt=2) !
Oct 19
50 min
#259: iPhone A Capella Heart with the Moms Struggling Well
This week is all about re-introductions plus another BIG announcement that Better Life Bags (https://betterlifebags.com/) fans and long-time listeners of the show will LOVE! As we transition the show we thought it would be nice to have a refresher and find out: Who even are these Moms Struggling Well? We struggle hard in this episode and laughed so much that Rebecky’s sweet baby girl will probably never forgive us for the disturbance. WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: getting to know all about Emily, Rebecca, and Kate - where we live, our families, enneagram numbers, first CDs, first jobs, and irrational fears misconceptions people have about us what’s giving us life what’s killing us softly CONNECT WITH REBECKY: website (http://rebeccasmithonline.com/) | instagram (https://www.instagram.com/rebeccasmithonline/) CONNECT WITH KATIE: instagram (https://www.instagram.com/kateordway/) | website (https://momstrugglingwell.com/struggling-sisters)   CONNECT WITH EMILY: website (https://momstrugglingwell.com/) | instagram (https://www.instagram.com/momstrugglingwell/) | facebook (https://www.facebook.com/momstrugglingwell/) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) EPISODE SPONSORS: World Vision (http://worldvision.com/msw) : visit worldvision.org/msw (http://worldvision.com/msw) and sponsor a child now Azlo (https://www.azlo.com/p/msw/?utm_campaign=oxford&utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=moms-struggling-well) : sign up today with no minimum deposit at azlo.com/msw (https://www.azlo.com/p/msw/?utm_campaign=oxford&utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=moms-struggling-well) and get the free small business starter guide Noom (https://www.noom.com/programs/health-weight/exsf01/?group=audio&isvanity=y&lang=en&sp=adresults&step=pros&type=bakedin&upv=3&utm_content=msw&utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=momstrugglingwell) : sign up to start your trial today at noom.com/msw (https://www.noom.com/programs/health-weight/exsf01/?group=audio&isvanity=y&lang=en&sp=adresults&step=pros&type=bakedin&upv=3&utm_content=msw&utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=momstrugglingwell) SUPPORT THE SHOW: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell)   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 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-struggle-well-project/id1046121933?mt=2) !
Oct 12
1 hr 3 min
#258: Hope in the Seed Beneath the Soil with Ashlee Eiland
Did you know there are practices that can actually help you slow your thoughts? Doesn’t seem like something you would need to practice but I sure do crave a calm mind. My guest today is a big fan of slowing it on down and bringing rest and togetherness back into the human experience. We talked some about our perspectives as working moms and some about ways to create mutually beneficial and empowering relationships with the POC in your life. You’re going to love Ashlee Eiland for her wisdom, grace, and her adorable laugh! Ashlee is a leader, pastor, writer, and Bible teacher who exists to join God in His redemptive work here on Earth. Her work has one purpose: to help humanity build bridges back to the Truth of who God is and between one another in redemptive, healing relationship. Her passion for Scripture, family, writing, elevating women in the Church, and the holy journey of adoption are core to who she is. Ashlee serves as Formation & Preaching Pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids. She and her husband, Delwin, have three kids, Brooklyn, Myles, and Journey. WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Ashlee’s 3 kids who Ninja Warrior everywhere and create paint masterpieces on her carpet being intentional with your time, but holding it loosely seeing interruptions as opportunities to practice internal peace vs. external contentment slowing down with Ignatian spirituality and breath prayer the example Ashlee’s mom set as a working mom encouragement for working moms about changing your mind taking a break vs. doing something life-giving when you feel frayed Ashlee’s work with juveniles being tried as adults persisting when your efforts to show kindness don’t go the way you want them to being faithful in the small things that over time create progress creating mutually beneficial and empowering relationships with the POC in your life LINKS MENTIONED: Domestic Monastery (https://amzn.to/30sWwMI) Practicing the Presence of God (https://amzn.to/33p8XuF) Invitations from God (https://amzn.to/2GDqy99) Spiritual Disciplines Handbook (https://amzn.to/3cUAJSZ) Instagram - @liturgiesforparents (https://www.instagram.com/liturgiesforparents/) Human(Kind) (https://amzn.to/30vOSks) Hamilton (https://www.disneyplus.com/movies/hamilton/3uPmBHWlO6HJ) Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH ASHLEE: website (https://www.ashleeeiland.com/) | instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ashlee_eiland/) CONNECT WITH EMILY: website (https://momstrugglingwell.com/) | instagram (https://www.instagram.com/momstrugglingwell/) | facebook (https://www.facebook.com/momstrugglingwell/) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) EPISODE SPONSORS: Lost Stock (https://loststock.com/msw) : visit LostStock.com/MSW (https://loststock.com/msw) and do some good by buying a box of clothes and supporting a family in Bangladesh at the same time Will You Be My Friend? (https://amzn.to/2ZRH2BD) - check out the sequel to Guess How Much I Love You (https://amzn.to/3kxXmzm) , available now wherever books are sold Prep Dish (https://prepdish.com/msw) : try it free for 2 weeks when you visit https://prepdish.com/msw SUPPORT THE SHOW: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell)   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 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-struggle-well-project/id1046121933?mt=2) !
Oct 5
57 min
#257: Fight For Love with Rosie Makinney
How do you start the conversation with your spouse when you suspect that pornography is a problem in your marriage? Yep, we’re going there today! We're shedding some light on this dark subject and talking practical tips that you can implement when there is a hole in the boat. My guest Rosie gives us hope that it is attainable to have a porn-free marriage if addressed properly and shares all of the right steps to take. Rosie Makinney is a writer, speaker, and podcaster, who ten years ago entered the fight against her husband’s compulsive porn use. Through her faithful and uncompromising stance and his repentance, counseling, and group work, their marriage is now porn-free. From the very beginning of her journey, Rosie has been bold and relentless about reaching other wives struggling with porn-invaded marriages. There is now a thriving recovery community on the central coast of California, supervised by her husband, Mark, a certified sexual addiction therapist. Rosie is the founder of Fight For Love Ministries, which empowers women with both the facts and the faith to fight against porn addiction and its effects on them, their spouses, and their families.
Sep 28
52 min
#256: Hormones with the Moms Struggling Well
Ever feel like one day you’re flying high and the next you’re requesting a leave of absence from your motherly duties? Us too. Hormones, amiright? Today listeners share their hormone problems and we give it our best go. Oh yea, and there are THREE Moms Struggling Well now! We’ll get you all caught up in this episode about the new things happening around here at MSW. Thanks for coming along on our maiden voyage!  WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: the big show changes coming in November our upcoming MSW trip to Ohio Rebecky crying over potato wedges syncing cycles with the teen in your house different hormone seasons PMDD vs. depression Tear-jerker movies for when you need a good cry Rebecky’s strong feelings for Train’s “Drops of Jupiter” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xf-Lesrkuc) feeling guilty when you’re hormonal and need a break letting yourself feel anger without assigning blame to things going on around you giving yourself grace and reaching out when you’re lonely and hormonal tips from fellow struggs about what’s been helping manage their hormones what’s giving us life and what’s killing us softly LINKS MENTIONED: #253: Bloom Where You’re Planted with Tina Prenzi (https://momstrugglingwell.com/podcast/253-tina-prenzi) #254: Hormones Reframed with Dr. Heather Rhodes (https://momstrugglingwell.com/podcast/254-heather) This is Your Period in 2 Minutes (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=emb_title&time_continue=2&v=WOi2Bwvp6hw) Calm magnesium (https://amzn.to/33GSbGs) Lemon Balm (https://amzn.to/2RGk4IW) Women Are Sharing The Most Obscene Things They’ve Done While ‘Under The Influence Of Hormones’ (https://www.boredpanda.com/women-share-irrational-things-done-under-hormones-influence/?utm_campaign=organic&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=google) Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel (https://amzn.to/3mCsXBQ) HelloFresh (https://www.hellofresh.com/) Every Plate (https://www.everyplate.com/) Gobble (https://www.gobble.com/) Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECKY: website (http://rebeccasmithonline.com/) | instagram (https://www.instagram.com/rebeccasmithonline/) CONNECT WITH KATIE: instagram (https://www.instagram.com/kateordway/) | website (https://momstrugglingwell.com/struggling-sisters)   CONNECT WITH EMILY: website (https://momstrugglingwell.com/) | instagram (https://www.instagram.com/momstrugglingwell/) | facebook (https://www.facebook.com/momstrugglingwell/) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) EPISODE SPONSORS: Aurate (https://auratenewyork.com/?utm_campaign=msw&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=podcast) : get 15% off your first purchase when you visit auratenewyork.com/msw (https://auratenewyork.com/?utm_campaign=msw&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=podcast) and use promo code MSW at checkout Jenny Life (https://jennylife.com/msw/) : get your free life insurance quote today at jennylife.com/msw (https://jennylife.com/msw/) SUPPORT THE SHOW: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell)   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 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-struggle-well-project/id1046121933?mt=2) !
Sep 21
56 min
#255: Walking Through Loss with Emily Honea
What do you say when someone you love experiences loss? How is even possible to find the blessings when the pain of losing a loved one is your own? If you haven’t experienced grief yourself, you’re likely to have a friend who has and you’ll feel that urge to come alongside them. Today I brought on a listener who helped my sister Katie when she was blindsided with grief and I wanted her to come to share her insight. Emily Honea rides a pony. Not really, but Honea rhymes with pony, so now you might be able to remember how to say her last name. Emily is a regular mom who lives just outside of Dallas, Texas and spends most of her days wrangling her two young boys. She has been married for eleven years and is thankful every day for God’s provision for her through her husband Jeremy. Emily works part-time from home as an online adjunct professor of Communication Studies, and recently started a podcast. It is called Uniquely You Podcast which looks at how God created us each uniquely using the Bible as well as the enneagram. WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: how motherhood revealed Emily’s selfishness dealing with postpartum anxiety after the traumatic birth of her son  navigating a house with high energy people when you like peace and quiet encouragement for moms with kids in the potty training phase the loss of Emily’s father to a brain tumor and what that experience has taught her about grief the six stages of grief the difference between moving on and moving forward how to help friends who are grieving LINKS MENTIONED: Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday (https://amzn.to/32coKMK) Grief Share (https://www.griefshare.org/) That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief (https://hbr.org/2020/03/that-discomfort-youre-feeling-is-grief) Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH EMILY: instagram (https://www.instagram.com/homesweethonea/) | podcast (https://open.spotify.com/show/5HD6sn7rVfz5jGCeaBTl0D)   CONNECT WITH EMILY: website (https://momstrugglingwell.com/) | instagram (https://www.instagram.com/momstrugglingwell/) | facebook (https://www.facebook.com/momstrugglingwell/) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) EPISODE SPONSORS: Azlo (https://www.azlo.com/p/msw/?utm_campaign=oxford&utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=moms-struggling-well) : sign up today with no minimum deposit at azlo.com/msw (https://www.azlo.com/p/msw/?utm_campaign=oxford&utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=moms-struggling-well) and get the free small business starter guide Noom (https://www.noom.com/programs/health-weight/exsf01/?group=audio&isvanity=y&lang=en&sp=adresults&step=pros&type=bakedin&upv=3&utm_content=msw&utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=momstrugglingwell) : sign up to start your trial today at noom.com/msw (https://www.noom.com/programs/health-weight/exsf01/?group=audio&isvanity=y&lang=en&sp=adresults&step=pros&type=bakedin&upv=3&utm_content=msw&utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=momstrugglingwell) Third Love (https://www.thirdlove.com/?discount=AUDIO77M5D14XHXS8&utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=momstrugglingwell) : get 15% off your first purchase when you visit thirdlove.com/msw (https://www.thirdlove.com/?discount=AUDIO77M5D14XHXS8&utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=momstrugglingwell) SUPPORT THE SHOW: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell)   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 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-struggle-well-project/id1046121933?mt=2) !
Sep 14
54 min
#254: Hormones Reframed with Dr. Heather Rhodes
Hormones feel too complicated to understand and I don’t have the confidence to know where to begin when I’m feeling off. Heck, I can still be completely surprised by my cycle and I’m 40 years old! Whether you’re caught off guard like me or have a nagging feeling something isn’t quite right, you’re going to get something out of this chat.  Dr. Heather Rhodes is a holistic pharmacist with a passion for women's health. She makes understanding your hormones simple and teaches you practical steps for maintaining hormone balance. Her natural approach to healing creates lasting results and symptom relief with ease for busy women. You’re going to love this cross-fit instructor, adoption advocate, ice cream addicted mother of two! WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: hormone issues that are often swept under the rug why Heather has chosen a middle ground between Western and holistic medicine the difference between PMDD, PMS, and PCOS and some clues to look for how stress affects our hormones how cycle journaling can help find hormonal patterns strategizing your workouts to keep stress levels down signs of orthorexia and the guilt Heather felt during recovery how she recovered by reframing, seeking counseling, and changing what she took in on social media what she uses as a guide for her health now vs. her past indulging in diet culture two things she can’t stop talking about LINKS MENTIONED: Heather’s free guides (https://www.drheatherrhodes.com/free-guides) Finding Your Weight Loss Equation free webinar (https://www.drheatherrhodes.com/free-webinar) Hormones Simplified. Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/hormonessimplified) Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH HEATHER: website (https://www.drheatherrhodes.com/) | instagram (https://www.instagram.com/DrHeatherRhodes/) | facebook (https://www.facebook.com/drheatherrhodes)   CONNECT WITH EMILY: website (https://momstrugglingwell.com/) | instagram (https://www.instagram.com/momstrugglingwell/) | facebook (https://www.facebook.com/momstrugglingwell/) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) EPISODE SPONSORS: Plushcare (https://plushcare.com/msw/) : get a free 30-day trial membership when you visit plushcare.com/msw (https://plushcare.com/msw/) SUPPORT THE SHOW: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell)   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 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-struggle-well-project/id1046121933?mt=2) !
Sep 7
51 min
#253: Bloom Where You're Planted with Tina Prenzi
You know those people that are so full of life and easy to be around that you just feel lighter after spending time with them? That’s my neighbor Tina. And dang it, I miss her! We talk a lot in this episode about what it has done to our friendship to be on opposite sides of the spectrum when it comes to sheltering in place. You’re going to love her and her stories about the foot she was going to use for Christmas and the finger she lost in menopause.  You can find Tina @themightydandelion (https://www.instagram.com/themightydandelion/) on Instagram. The story behind this name and Tina’s bloom where you are planted theory is this: The dandelion has grit, grows with just a little piece of dirt, rain, and a bit of sunshine. The mighty dandelion can bloom just about anywhere! Then, just when you think its life is finished;  the seeds fly all over the world and begin again. Just like us. We are dandelions too. And we are MIGHTY.  WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: what our friendship looks like with different perspectives on COVID the gifts Tina is finding during her shelter-in-place time  what she wants to bring into her life when she heads back to work being true to your own convictions without judging others how going through instapause and having a broken foot shifted Tina’s identity what helped Tina get her hormones balanced after menopause her conscious, daily decision to grow where she is planted how Tina maintains her joy and love for life regardless of circumstances the different type of grief she’s experiencing after the loss of her father LINKS MENTIONED: “Call It Dreaming” Iron & Wine (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXC80ZXQhvQ) Lean for Life (https://amzn.to/2EzU6DK) Get Out of Your Head (https://amzn.to/2D4ShhQ) Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH TINA: instagram (https://www.instagram.com/themightydandelion/) | facebook (https://www.facebook.com/tina.prenzi)   CONNECT WITH EMILY: website (https://momstrugglingwell.com/) | instagram (https://www.instagram.com/momstrugglingwell/) | facebook (https://www.facebook.com/momstrugglingwell/) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) SUPPORT THE SHOW: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell)   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 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-struggle-well-project/id1046121933?mt=2) !
Aug 31
1 hr 2 min
#252: Things Anew with the Struggling Sisters
Whether you’re overwhelmed with all of the change in your life or you’re sick of the monotony, we are here to empathize! Emily is in a big season of change with a new job and a new house and frankly, too many new things to keep up with! Katie has nothing but groundhogs days so she has been forced to find ways to make things new again. WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: what our kid's schooling looks like right now Emily prepping her new condo in the woods Katie making fancy coffees from home the books that Emily and her family have been listening to new summer hair colors at Katie’s house Emily’s new job what’s giving us life and what’s killing us softly LINKS MENTIONED: Ruggable (https://ruggable.com/) Starbucks Verismo Milk Frother (https://amzn.to/322XIWS) Audible (https://www.audible.com/) Beezus and Ramona series (https://amzn.to/3kRY7nN) Stuck (https://www.audible.com/pd/Stuck-Audiobook/B085F3F6CX) Wishes and Wellingtons (https://amzn.to/3kNsR9v) All the Light We Cannot See (https://amzn.to/3kPVx1w) The Alice Network (https://amzn.to/2FzezsT) The Things We Cannot Say (https://amzn.to/3aESJzB) Cardi B hair mask (https://people.com/style/cardi-b-shares-diy-hair-mask-recipe-instagram/) Prose (https://prose.com/) Arctic Fox Hair Color (https://arcticfoxhaircolor.com/) StitchFix (https://www.stitchfix.com/) Nordstrom Trunk Club (https://www.trunkclub.com/) Democracy “Ab”solution Jeans (https://democracyclothing.com/collections/absolution%C2%AE) ADAY clothing (https://www.thisisaday.com/) Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH KATIE: instagram (https://www.instagram.com/kateordway/) | website (https://momstrugglingwell.com/struggling-sisters)   CONNECT WITH EMILY: website (https://momstrugglingwell.com/) | instagram (https://www.instagram.com/momstrugglingwell/) | facebook (https://www.facebook.com/momstrugglingwell/) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) EPISODE SPONSORS: Prep Dish (https://prepdish.com/msw) : try it free for 2 weeks when you visit https://prepdish.com/msw SUPPORT THE SHOW: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell)   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 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-struggle-well-project/id1046121933?mt=2) !
Aug 24
42 min
#251: The Lazy Genius Way with Kendra Adachi
I don’t like it when people make me feel like I need to be more, buy more, or accomplish more. I also don’t like feeling out of control or like I’m falling behind. I am SUCH a fan of Kendra’s concept: Be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don’t. Striving towards movement vs. racing to achievement is the perspective shift we are talking about today. Kendra Adachi went to college to become a high school English teacher but instead became the Lazy Genius, passionately and candidly sharing how to stop doing it all for the sake of doing what matters. Her work includes hosting The Lazy Genius Podcast, cooking dinner on  Instagram, and convincing her three young kids that talking on the phone is Mommy’s job. She and her husband love raising their family in the same North Carolina city they both grew up in. WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: the difficulty of launching a book in the middle of 2020 Kendra’s love for her whiteboard card games she’s loving during the pandemic Kendra’s life before she developed The Lazy Genius concept doing things because of their importance to you, not someone else simplifying your life by deciding once accomplishing your long-term goals by thinking smaller developing one new ridiculously new habit at a time becoming comfortable with failure Kendra’s new hobby LINKS MENTIONED: Middleditch & Schwartz (https://www.middleditchandschwartz.com/netflix-specials) Thinkboard (https://www.think-board.com/) Skip-Bo (https://amzn.to/2XTzbSS) Monopoly Deal (https://amzn.to/33Vr1xm) Horseopoloy (https://amzn.to/3iNkGbx) We Wonder podcast (https://www.wewonderpod.com/) Olive & June nail polish (https://oliveandjune.com/) Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH KENDRA: website (https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/) | instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thelazygenius) | facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thelazygeniuscollective/) | podcast (https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/lazy) CONNECT WITH EMILY: website (https://momstrugglingwell.com/) | instagram (https://www.instagram.com/momstrugglingwell/) | facebook (https://www.facebook.com/momstrugglingwell/) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) EPISODE SPONSORS: Third Love (https://www.thirdlove.com/?discount=AUDIO77M5D14XHXS8&utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=momstrugglingwell) : get 15% off your first purchase when you visit thirdlove.com/msw (https://www.thirdlove.com/?discount=AUDIO77M5D14XHXS8&utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=momstrugglingwell) Homeschool Buyers Co-Op (https://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/) : sign up for your free membership at homeschoolbuyersco-op.org (https://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/) and use code MSW to get 5,000 smart points SUPPORT THE SHOW: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell)   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 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-struggle-well-project/id1046121933?mt=2) !
Aug 17
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