Episode 248: Working Mom Summer Camp Week 3 Letting Go

Episode 248: Working Mom Summer Camp Week 3 Letting Go

Ready to be refreshed?  Welcome to the Working Mom Summer Camp! Over the next 7 week’s I’ll guide you through a weekly focus both on the podcast and in the app designed to reenergize, provide focus, and clarity to the priorities in your life.  Because it’s summer, it’s all about having fun!

Ok, when you saw the title of this episode, did you sing the Frozen song?  Yep, I did too as I was preparing for this episode.

And even beyond the song, when you hear “let it go” I am sure that it brings up ideas, thoughts, and beliefs that you already have set for yourself about letting stuff go.  Why?  Because we are always told to just let it go!  Stress, grudges, worry….all of it.  But it’s easier said than done.

Now, this summer series is all about bringing more Joy in your life and we can’t really get Joy if we are holding onto things that distract us from the joy God has for us in this life.  So today we are going to talk a little about why it’s important to let it go, but more importantly, three steps to actually let it go.

Be sure to get the Your Life Rocks app for working Christian moms.  In there you will find a ton of resources plus, the bonus content for this podcast series.  The app and bonus content is totally free

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Episode 247: Working Mom Summer Camp Week 2 Building Up

Episode 247: Working Mom Summer Camp Week 2 Building Up

Ready to be refreshed?  Welcome to the Working Mom Summer Camp! Over the next 7 week’s I’ll guide you through a weekly focus both on the podcast and in the app designed to reenergize, provide focus, and clarity to the priorities in your life.  Because it’s summer, it’s all about having fun!

Welcome to the Summer Refresh Challenge, Week Two!  This 7-week series is all about bringing more fun and joy into your life.  This week, we are looking at how to bring in more Joy by building up people that we live and work with.  It’s a powerful exercise in living out what we are called to do.  Plus, it’s a game-changer for your mental and emotional state.  Choose Joy! 

Be sure to get the Your Life Rocks app for working Christian moms.  In there you will find a ton of resources plus, the bonus content for this podcast series.  The app and bonus content is totally free

Have you subscribed to the show yet?  Don't miss a single upcoming episode because when you subscribe, you will automatically get it the show in your app.  If you don't have a podcast app, not to worry.  You can download the Your Life Rocks app and get the shows right in the palm of your hand.  Otherwise, click here to subscribe on iTunes or here for Android.

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Episode 246: Working Mom Summer Camp Week 1-Pump It Up

Episode 246: Working Mom Summer Camp Week 1-Pump It Up

Ready to be refreshed?  Welcome to the Working Mom Summer Camp! Over the next 7 week’s I’ll guide you through a weekly focus both on the podcast and in the app designed to reenergize, provide focus, and clarity to the priorities in your life.  Because it’s summer, it’s all about having fun!

Be sure to get the Your Life Rocks app for working Christian moms.  In there you will find a ton of resources plus, the bonus content for this podcast series.  The app and bonus content is totally free

Have you subscribed to the show yet?  Don't miss a single upcoming episode because when you subscribe, you will automatically get it the show in your app.  If you don't have a podcast app, not to worry.  You can download the Your Life Rocks app and get the shows right in the palm of your hand.  Otherwise, click here to subscribe on iTunes or here for Android.

Love the show?  It would mean the world if you would leave a rating and review.  It helps other working Christian moms find the show because if you like the show enough to leave a review, iTunes will suggest it to others.  Click here to leave a review in iTunes.  Just click on "Ratings and Reviews", then "Write a Review".

 

Episode 245: Working Moms Can Homeschool Part Two with Jen Moore

Episode 245: Working Moms Can Homeschool Part Two with Jen Moore

Can working moms homeschool? Are you considering homeschool next year with everything going on?  How does that work when you are working?  If you missed last week, go back and have a listen as we broke down a lot of the logistics to getting started with Homeschool and kill the overwhelm.  In this episode, we are joined by a working mom who has homeschooled all of her kids and made it work as she pursued her career.  Jen Moore and I talk about the benefits and drawbacks of making this choice including missing out on traditional school activities.   We will be walking through more topics related to this over on YouTube.  Click here to subscribe.

About Our Guest

Jen Moore is a Jesus-loving, homeschooling, business running, book-binging mom living in a warm, crazy home in Cincinnati, Ohio with her very patient husband, four boisterous children, approximately 4.2 million books, a menagerie of musical instruments, and one cat. In the past decade, she has photographed hundreds of babies and achieved the hard-earned title of “Chief Baby Snuggler” at Jen Moore Photography. Her love of motherhood and passion for encouraging other moms to let go of mom guilt and embrace God-given grace and purpose has led her to create a new community, You Only Mom Once, where she hopes to show other moms that if she can successfully raise humans, they can, too!

Action Items and Tips From the Show

Here are the 5 Tips that Jen shares from mom to mom when it comes to Homeschooling

  1. Know your why and keep it in front of you.
  2. Give yourself a lot of grace. Things will look different than your first plan, and that isn’t a failure. And when it is, remember: failure is an opportunity to learn.
  3. Let go of your self imposed rules of what homeschooling/life has to look like and perfectionism.
  4. Don’t compare yourself! God made you unique, as well as each of your children, your marriage, and your individual family. Go to Him to set your agenda, not to social media.
  5. Find a community where you can be encouraged.

Weekly Success Planning Course

Get the course inside the free Your Life Rocks app available in your app store.  Learn all about this critical system to help you create balance, plus begin planning for your success with our weekly planning tool inside the app!

 Click here to download in iTunes       Click here to download on Android

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www.youonlymomonce.com

 

Episode 244: Working Moms Can HomeSchool Part One with Erin Barry

Episode 244: Working Moms Can HomeSchool Part One with Erin Barry

Can working moms homeschool? With everything going on in the world, many of us are thinking about our children and what is best for them….and if traditional public school is it.  Recently in our Working Christian Mom Facebook community, the topic of homeschooling came up and I am so glad it did because it was in the back of my mind as well.

So, I decided to seek out experts to help us all as we decide if homeschooling is the right choice for us and our families…and if it is, how do we navigate that.

This led me to find Erin Barry of The Home Educated Mind.  God is good!  In this episode, Erin breaks down the different types of homeschool, and how to get started.  In our next episode, we will be joined by a fellow working mom that has taken the journey of homeschooling.  She shares tips for us as a mom that has journeyed down the road before us.  Click here to learn more about this episode.

About Our Guest

Erin has homeschooled her 3 children (and graduated them) plus She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Masters in Clinical Christian Counseling and has taught professionally from pre-K to college.    While it has been statistically proven that being a trained teacher does not make one a better home educator, she believes that her experience in public and private education has given her a fuller understanding of the education world and, therefore,  the unique benefits of homeschooling.   Erin’s passion is to see parents become both encouraged and empowered in their faith in Christ and fully equipped to train and guide their children towards the unique individuals they were created to be.

Action Items and Tips From the Show

During my interview with Erin, she goes through the pros and cons of homeschooling and provides so much grace, inspiration, and knowledge!  I hope you check it out on the podcast.

She also clarified the 4 main different types of homeschooling.  

If you feel like the Lord is leading you to homeschool your kids, here is the checklist that Erin walks us through on the podcast.

  1. Pray first.  Ask God to guide you through the process.  You heard Erin mention several times on the podcast how God brought the right people and resources into her path and really equipped her. 
  2. Check out the laws and requirements for where you are.  HSLDA.org is a great resource for this.  Also, check out your state’s website.
  3. Start looking at the curriculum.  CathyDuffy.com is a great resource for reviews.  Start with the basics like Math and Reading.  If you feel led to any of the different types of homeschooling, check out these websites:  https://simplycharlottemason.com/  https://www.classicalconversations.com/
  4. Talk with other homeschool moms.  Search on Facebook for local homeschool groups in your area.  They are a great resource and support as you move forward.

Weekly Success Planning Course

Get the course inside the free Your Life Rocks app available in your app store.  Learn all about this critical system to help you create balance, plus begin planning for your success with our weekly planning tool inside the app!

 Click here to download in iTunes       Click here to download on Android

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Episode 243: Ending the Comparison Game with Shannon Popkin

Episode 243: Ending the Comparison Game with Shannon Popkin

Have you ever found yourself in the comparison trap?  It sure does steal our joy!  Today we are joined by Shannon Popkin as we discuss how to explore God’s word and find refuge from comparing ourselves to other moms.

About Our Guest

Shannon Popkin is a writer, speaker, and Bible teacher who loves pointing others to the truth of God’s Word. She combines her gifts for humor and storytelling with her passion for Jesus. She regularly speaks at Christian women’s events and retreats, encouraging women of all ages to put their hope in God.

Popkin is also a regular contributor for the Revive Our Hearts True Woman and Leader Connection blogs. Her articles have been published by Family Fun, Focus on the Family Magazine, MOMsense and others. She is the author of several books, including Control Girl: Lessons on Surrendering Your Burden of Control from Seven Women in the Bible, Influence: Building a Platform That Elevates Jesus (Not Me), and Comparison Girl: Lessons from Jesus on Me-Free Living in a Measure-Up World.

Popkin and her husband, Ken, have been married for more than twenty years and live in West Michigan. They have three children—one in high school and two in college.

Weekly Success Planning Course

Get the course inside the free Your Life Rocks app available in your app store.  Learn all about this critical system to help you create balance, plus begin planning for your success with our weekly planning tool inside the app!

 Click here to download in iTunes       Click here to download on Android

Have you subscribed to the show yet?  Don't miss a single upcoming episode because when you subscribe, you will automatically get it the show in your app.  If you don't have a podcast app, not to worry.  You can download the Your Life Rocks app and get the shows right in the palm of your hand.  Otherwise, click here to subscribe on iTunes or here for Android.

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