It's ok, you can admit it. Sometimes motherhood seems less like the sweetness of a Pamper's commercial and more like a scene out of Jaws. Here at the Mother Like a Boss Podcast, we dive into the good, the bad and the ugly of motherhood and modern homemaking, with honest conversations, tips, strategies and tools.
How journaling has improved my life and how it can do the same for YOU!
30:00Journaling is a highly effective yet incredibly misunderstood practice. Most think it's like keeping a diary, having to memorialize every moment of our lives in writing. A journal is more than a memoir, it's an insight into our inner thoughts, most of which we don't know we have. Journaling has improved my life in ways I can't physically measure, but can feel deep inside. It's a habit that allows me to explore my mindset and work through the resentment, the exhaustion, the guilt and the worry that comes up in my mom life. Today, we have a special treat for you: a highly valuable episode + an opportunity to get our new guided journaling experience! Ready to join Mom Prompts™ 365 and get an entire YEARS worth of guided journal prompts + support resources and video lessons to help you every step of the way? Head to www.motherlikeaboss.com/365journal to join today!
How to stop thinking and start doing
20:36Are you an over-thinker? Do you overthink about how often you overthink? Do you do more thinking than doing, and then spend time thinking about how much you think, but don't do? Oh, the cycle! As someone who spend the majority of her life inside her head, I get this and I want to help the moms of the world stop thinking and start doing. Your plans aren't doing you any good inside your head, my friend. Let's set up some routines to help you get to work, simply and easily.
Creating bite-sized routines for kids
16:43Nothing is more difficult than an overcomplicated routine and I'm talking about for adults. Imagine how frustrating it is for a child. Routines are innately helpful for kids of all ages, but what if your children aren't sticking to them? Today, we're going to talk about my bite size method and why it works so well for kids. I'm giving you the simple ways you can create snackable daily routines for your kids that will give you all your time back, for good.
When you're good at starting, but not following through
29:09I have a confession to make: I am an excellent planner, but I really fall short on the follow through. I always said I would have made an incredible personal assistant or professional planner, because when it comes to figuring out the details and starting a project, I'm your girl. I just couldn't figure out why I wasn't following through, but now I have. It comes down to consistency, real consistency that's built on micro habits and bite size routines. If you're good at starting like me, this is your episode. Want to join us inside Consistency Camp? GREAT! Get all the info here.
Finding freedom from our productivity obsessed culture
27:39Let's call it what it is: we've become overly obsessed with productivity. Do the things, do more, do it all. In an effort to move away from just being "busy" we've now swung the pendulum over to the other side, focusing on always needing to produce. Especially in motherhood, many of us equate our worth with how many checkmarks we see on a list at the end of the day. You are a worthy person outside of what you accomplish each day and it's time to find freedom from our productivity-obsessed culture.
6 simple ways to keep your house organized, 10 minutes at a time
26:24Home organization has become way too complicated. There, I said it. From TV shows to billions of Pinterest search results to entire lines of products at Target, organization is now less about systems and more about flashiness. I'm pumping the brakes on all of it. Today, I'm going to give you 6 simple and highly effective ways to keep your house organized in as little as 10 minutes at a time.
Where to start when everything feels overwhelming
33:30This is by far one of the top 5 most commonly ask questions at Mother Like a Boss™ and I'm jumping in with both feet today. There is nothing more overwhelming than trying to get started...when you already feel overwhelmed. It's like an overwhelmed soup. I've got big value for you today, mindset shifts and practical tips to help you get started on anything, even when you feel overwhelmed and burnt out.
How a "domino area" will save you time every day
23:21What if I told you that you could get more done without having to do more? "Sure, and maybe I could ride my magical unicorn to space while I'm at it." It's possible and easier than you think. We're a little obsessed with productivity in our society, but the key to getting more done is creating momentum and prioritizing the order in which you do things. Having a domino area in your routines is how you accomplish both of those things.
How to implement planning time into your schedule
27:10Planning for the future can feel confusing, but planning to plan? That's just ridiculous, right? Wrong. Implementing planning time into your schedule, even 10 minutes at a time can be the difference between living out your priorities and reaching your goals, and always feeling like your 10 steps behind. Planning time is how we stay proactive rather than reactive and it works for everyone. It today's episode, I'm giving you the low down on how to implement planning time into your schedule, even if you feel like you have no free time for it right now.
How to create your best mom year even when you don't know where to start!
43:07Let's just name it and claim it: the last 18+ months has been anything but kind and gentle with us, especially in the motherhood community. Between lockdowns and health concerns and school being virtual, I've felt anything but my "best." Now, it's time to choose ourselves again, to get back to a place where we can set goals- even VISUALIZE our goals- again. So where to start? I'm going to tell you how I'm doing it and invite you all to join me in our 2021 cohort of Your Best Mom Year because you deserve to have dreams again, mama and you deserve to have them come true. Big and small. They all matter here. Ready to join Your Best Mom Year Bootcamp? Join the waitlist here.