Mom Struggling Well
Mom Struggling Well
Emily Thomas, Rebecca Smith & Kate Ordway
Join us as we engage with our community finding perspective shifts that help us move from struggling to 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.
#266: Struggling Well in 2021
What will you leave behind in 2020? What will you bring with you into the New Year? Join us as we talk about Struggling WELL in 2021! WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:  The Anti-Anxiety Notebook (https://shop.therapynotebooks.com/products/the-anti-anxiety-therapy-notebook-retail) Printique  (https://www.printique.com/) *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECKY: website (https://betterlifebags.com/) | instagram (https://www.instagram.com/rebeccasmithonline/) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) CONNECT WITH KATIE: instagram (https://www.instagram.com/kateordway/) | website (https://momstrugglingwell.com/struggling-sisters) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) 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: Sakara: (https://www.sakara.com/msw) 20% off your first order Prose (https://www.prose.com/msw) : Visit prose.com/MSW for 15% off your first order Stamps.com: (https://www.stamps.com/) Promo code MSW for  a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale Plush Care: (https://www.plushcare.com/msw) Visit plushcare.com/MSW for a free 30-day trial 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) ! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) | Amazo (https://www.amazon.com/shop/momstrugglingwell) n *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Jan 11
59 min
Patreon: Hoarding, Homesteading & Hatchbacks
This week we are talking about what is giving us life with the segment What’s in Your Pantry? Some of the ways we are struggling WELL in the kitchen: Rebecky put all those kids of hers to good use and started a meal planning committee at her house. Emily has been eating raw fish and suggests spicing up sandwiches with a panini press and Katie feels strongly about the phrase “pop a broccoli”.  What you are hearing right now is a small portion from our Patreon episode this week. If you want to join the Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) community, head on over here (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) to receive this full episode and nearly 100 more! You won’t regret it. WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Whats in  our pantry? Lox, freezer foods, sandwiches & chaffles (https://gimmedelicious.com/chaffles/) Emily really sells the moms on her panini press (https://amzn.to/38Xyahf) Em’s husband is into woodworking via Rex figures it out (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj4SLNED1DiNPHComZTCbzw) A Slob Comes Clean (https://www.aslobcomesclean.com/podcasts/) podcast lovin Aveda foot relief  (https://www.aveda.com/product/17759/16922/body/hand-care/foot-relief-moisturizing-creme#/shade/4.2_fl_oz%2F125_ml) Rebecky has met her clutter threshold How we handle Christmas morning wrapping paper  *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECKY: website (https://betterlifebags.com/) | instagram (https://www.instagram.com/rebeccasmithonline/) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) CONNECT WITH KATIE: instagram (https://www.instagram.com/kateordway/) | website (https://momstrugglingwell.com/struggling-sisters) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) 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) 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) ! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) | Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/shop/momstrugglingwell) *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Jan 4
4 min
Patreon Sneak Peek: Carrot Fingers
We are sharing a full episode this week that the Struggs loved over on Patreon earlier this year. Since it’s the holidays and our personal lives are a bit turned upside down, we knew that you all would understand us taking a breather! We can’t wait to return with a new episode in two weeks on how we plan to Struggle WELL in 2021!  Rebroadcast from October 19, 2020 Patreon Episode: Few cool things happening around here! This is the first episode with our new segment songs from the one and only Katie Stump. We begged her to sing more songs for us like her Problem Solved ditty and this episode has the debut jingle. We played a game of Would You Rather and laughed until we cried. We even did a little bit of regular crying too because real life is pretty dang difficult some days. We wrapped up by announcing the first Better Life Bags gift card winner! Was it you?! It's all too exciting! CONNECT WITH REBECKY: website (https://betterlifebags.com/) | instagram (https://www.instagram.com/rebeccasmithonline/) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) CONNECT WITH KATIE: instagram (https://www.instagram.com/kateordway/) | website (https://momstrugglingwell.com/struggling-sisters) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) 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: Homeschool Magnet: (https://www.homeschoolmagnet.com/) Go to homeschoolmagnet.com to learn more about their student experience Green Chef: (https://www.greenchef.com/msw90) use code MSW90 to get $90 off including free shipping 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) ! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) | Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/shop/momstrugglingwell) *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Dec 28, 2020
38 min
Patreon: Serious Underwear Dishwasher
This is another off-week for the main show but we laughed so hard we had to share with you! Christmas is just around the corner. If you're not hanging out with us on Patreon, treat yourself this season! What you are hearing right now is a small portion from our Patreon episode this week. If you want to join the Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) community, head on over here (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) to receive this full episode and many many more! You won’t regret it.
Dec 21, 2020
5 min
#265: Struggle Well with Music
How do YOU Struggle Well with music? Are there misheard lyrics that you just can’t unhear? Have you ever played the Mooshi music game? Join us and learn about all three! WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Struggling Well with music for moms Struggling Well with music for kiddos Our Spotify Playlist created by Struggs Misheard Lyrics Rebecca’s Mooshi game *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECKY: website (https://betterlifebags.com/) | instagram (https://www.instagram.com/rebeccasmithonline/) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) CONNECT WITH KATIE: instagram (https://www.instagram.com/kateordway/) | website (https://momstrugglingwell.com/struggling-sisters) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) 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: Noom: (https://www.noom.com/msw) Visit noom.com/MSW to start your trial today Prose (https://www.prose.com/msw) : Visit prose.com/MSW for 15% off your first order ThirdLove (https://www.thirdlove.com/) : get 10% off your first purchase with code: MSW Plush Care: (https://www.plushcare.com/msw) Visit plushcare.com/MSW for a free 30-day trial 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) ! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) | Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/shop/momstrugglingwell) *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Dec 14, 2020
59 min
Patreon: Fiddle Fail Cheater Demolition
This week we are talking about all of the Secret Santa fun and playing a Christmas round of Stash It or Trash It?! We accidentally left Rebecky out of the conversation and then eventually had to call PETA on her. We spilled the tea on tea and wrapped it up with an announcement regarding Honeybee!  What you are hearing right now is a small portion from our Patreon episode this week. If you want to join the Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) community, head on over here (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) to receive this full episode and many many more! You won’t regret it. WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Stash it or Trash it? Gingerbread Oreos & Sugar Cookie M&Ms Emily’s floors are being demolished over Christmas Rebecky is loving David’s North African Mint tea (https://www.davidstea.com/us_en/tea/organic-north-african-mint/10006US01VAR0012944.html) Emily is loving Trader Joe’s maple espresso tea (https://www.traderjoes.com/digin/post/maple-espresso-tea) Katie is killing her plants and rhyming too much Rebecky is excited about making her end-of-year family photo book Emily recommends the show Dr. Pol (https://thedrpol.com/) the vet *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECKY: website (https://betterlifebags.com/) | instagram (https://www.instagram.com/rebeccasmithonline/) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) CONNECT WITH KATIE: instagram (https://www.instagram.com/kateordway/) | website (https://momstrugglingwell.com/struggling-sisters) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) 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) 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) ! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) | Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/shop/momstrugglingwell) *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Dec 7, 2020
7 min
Introducing: Little Stories Everywhere
Wondery’s newest podcast, Little Stories Everywhere, is the perfect immersive experience to share by the fireplace with loved ones this holiday season. Each episode will be the reading of a children’s classic - some of the most magical stories ever told, now reimagined with enchanting sound design for families to enjoy together or adults to enjoy on their own.  Little Stories Everywhere is out now, premiering with A Merry Christmas, a collection of holiday tales by Louisa May Alcott that truly embody the holiday spirit, no matter what you celebrate. Listen today! http://wondery.fm/momstruggling_LSE
Dec 2, 2020
7 min
#264: Gift Guide 2020
Do you know what you’re getting your people this Christmas? We are offering up all of our best ideas for this cyber Monday and some sweet coupons too! WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Digital picture frames (like Nixplay (https://www.nixplay.com/) ) for grandparents Masterclass (https://www.masterclass.com/) buy one get one memberships Photography classes and a digital camera for tech-curious kiddos Outschool (https://outschool.com/) if you want to hide educational value in a gift KiwiCo (https://www.kiwico.com/) box subscriptions to keep those kids busy Oral-B (https://www.target.com/p/oral-b-pro-crossaction-1000-rechargeable-electric-toothbrush/-/A-53175708?preselect=50838874#lnk=sametab) toothbrushes with a timer MiiCreative (https://www.miicreative.com/) paint by numbers - Use code “MSW15” for 15% off  Cinemood (https://cinemood.com/) projector Arttly (https://arttly.com/) custom art - Use code “MSW” for 20% off  Seriously Shannon (https://www.etsy.com/shop/seriouslyshannon) Christmas cards with matte card stock photos Prep-Dish (https://prepdish.com/shop/) meal plans are 50% off - Use code “MSW5020”  Plan to Eat (https://www.plantoeat.com/welcome/) meal plans are also 50% off Let’s Make Art (https://www.letsmakeart.com/) watercolor subscription box Robot vacuums  Disney: Storybook Collection Advent Calendar (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/disney-igloo-books/1128916498) Animal advent calendars (https://www.traderjoes.com/fearless-flyer/article/5655) from Trader Joe’s Heavyweight (https://gimletmedia.com/shows/heavyweight) the podcast Blended strawberry lemonade phase at Rebecky’s house Katie still processing thoughts on faith and feelings of inadequacy Rebecky’s close call with COVID exposure Emily’s experience with heartbreak at work *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECKY: website (https://betterlifebags.com/) | instagram (https://www.instagram.com/rebeccasmithonline/) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) CONNECT WITH KATIE: instagram (https://www.instagram.com/kateordway/) | website (https://momstrugglingwell.com/struggling-sisters) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) 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: KiwiCo (https://www.kiwico.com/) : get 50% off your first month + free shipping with promo code: MSW Pipette (https://pipettebaby.com/) : get 30% off with code: MSW ThirdLove (https://www.thirdlove.com/) : get 10% off your first purchase with code: MSW Sakara: (https://www.sakara.com/pages/msw) get 25% off with code: MSWEARLYACCESS 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) ! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) | Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/shop/momstrugglingwell) *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Nov 30, 2020
57 min
Patreon: Leg Blouses and Popcorn Pie Pads
This time we played a round of are you into that and we talked about the fashion choices we are willing to make this coming winter. Spoiler alert: not many! Rebecky is sleep training, Katie had some tears and Emily has strong feeling about snacks. We laughed endlessly in this episode and we hope you love it! What you are hearing right now is a small portion from our Patreon episode this week. If you want to join the Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) community, head on over here (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) to receive this full episode and many many more! You won’t regret it. WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Are you into that: Wide legs pants in boots (https://www.thetrendspotter.net/fashion-trends-autumn-winter-2020-fashion-weeks/) Are you into that: Shoulder pads Are you into that: Velvet & buttery leather (https://www.marieclaire.com/fashion/a34270198/fashion-trends-winter-2020-2021/) Emily shares her love hate relationship with small bags of trail mix (https://amzn.to/3kKsFGB) Rebecky is sleep training with popcorn (https://www.target.com/p/kettle-corn-peppermint-with-candy-kane-pieces-10oz-wondershop-8482/-/A-79807879?AFID=google_pla_df&CPNG=PLA_Grocery%2BShopping_Brand&DFA=71700000054379751&LID=700000001170770pgs&LNM=PRODUCT_GROUP&adgroup=SC_Grocery&device=c&ds_rl=1246978&fndsrc=tgtao&gclid=CjwKCAiA7939BRBMEiwA-hX5J1kMMW1tPO8tPq64busZtnaJFkF-0id-eD_KPN_WnocBY2_FT__o8RoCSE8QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&location=9003350&network=g&ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&targetid=pla-322008547119) Katie is pro pie (https://amzn.to/35PwJ4h) and anti Thanksgiving *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECKY: website (https://betterlifebags.com/) | instagram (https://www.instagram.com/rebeccasmithonline/) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) CONNECT WITH KATIE: instagram (https://www.instagram.com/kateordway/) | website (https://momstrugglingwell.com/struggling-sisters) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) 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) 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) ! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) | Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/shop/momstrugglingwell) *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Nov 23, 2020
3 min
#263: Problem Solved - Thanksgiving 2020
Thanksgiving might not go the way you want. This whole year hasn’t gone as planned. Let’s struggle well this Thanksgiving by blessing our mother-in-laws and our difficult cousins and our rude grandpas by JUST being happy to be there. Or maybe you are skipping Thanksgiving this year or turning it on it’s head and ordering Domino’s. Struggle well through that!  Consider yourself challenged, friend. In response to every Thanksgiving decision or plan change or food mishap; have a perspective shift towards grace. Practice in the mirror responding “That’s perfect“ to anything that you think might be coming your way. Let’s make it a year to remember! WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: How our families are handling Thanksgiving during COVID Emily’s mother-in-law thinks everything she does is “just perfect” Costco is taking a stand on monkey labor (https://nypost.com/2020/10/28/costco-pulling-products-allegedly-made-with-forced-monkey-labor/) Does anyone even like turkey? Katie’s in-law turkey noodle tradition Rebecky has been challenged to make a turkey this year Permission has been granted to veer from traditional food + decorate for Christmas Our favorite desserts: apple pie, sweet potato pie and sweet potato casserole Solving the problem: cousin awkwardness at the holidays with a phone jail (https://amzn.to/2Ivn2iC) Blessing your mother-in-law with a perspective shift Random problem solved for a listener on kids watching scary movies Katie’s entrance into the Better Life cult Rebecky’s open curtain policy  Emily moving towards being a home-school mom again The curse of the West Elm couch *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECKY: website (https://betterlifebags.com/) | instagram (https://www.instagram.com/rebeccasmithonline/) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) CONNECT WITH KATIE: instagram (https://www.instagram.com/kateordway/) | website (https://momstrugglingwell.com/struggling-sisters) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) 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: jonas paul eyewear: save up to 30% off at jonaspauleyewear.com/momstrugglingwell (https://jonaspauleyewear.com/pages/mom-struggling-well) pipette (https://pipettebaby.com/) : get 30% off with code MSW KiwiCo (https://www.kiwico.com/) : get 50% off your first month + free shipping with code MSW Sakara LLC (https://www.sakara.com/) : get 25% off your entire order with code MSWEARLYACCESS 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) ! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) | Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/shop/momstrugglingwell) *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Nov 16, 2020
1 hr 4 min
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