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Parents! We CAN change the world, starting with the way we're parenting our future. Up to this point in history, children have been seen as less than and parented in a way that uses power over a child. Most of us were parented in this way but there is a shift in thinking about the way we raise our kids. Parents don’t feel good about using shame, blame, criticism, punishments, and even rewards, to get their kids to listen. Parents are wanting a different way because they know from their own c ...
 
Do you have a child, teen, or young adult who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer? Do you feel alone in your effort to support them on their journey or navigate your own? Heather Hester from Chrysalis Mama is here to transform the conversation around loving and raising an LGBTQ+ teenager. In the four+ years since her son embraced his sexual identity as a young gay man, Heather and her family have felt every emotion, and have experienced dozens of situations ranging fr ...
 
Feeling overwhelmed as a mom? Tired of doing everything for your kids and wish… just wish… someone would step in to help you out? Welcome to the No Guilt Mom parenting podcast hosted by author, teacher & parenting coach JoAnn Crohn, M.Ed and co-host parenting coach & educator, Brie Tucker. Every Tuesday, we give you practical advice for moms and positive parenting tips - all without the shame and guilt. We make it fun. We’re from a generation where our moms were supposed to be able to do it ...
 
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How can we be more patient when parenting? Or intentional? How can we make parenting needs less about us adults, and more about the connection that we share with our children? What do we truly want — as a relationship — with our kids. In this episode, we are sharing a ton of great ideas about how we can be proactive instead of reactive with our par…
 
How can you manage your time as a busy mom? How can you work on your dreams when the mountain of laundry is calling your name and the kids are home from school because of covid again!? Today we are talking about how to manage your time using the power pockets method. As well as, the microwave minute. I know that time management feels challenging as…
 
Playing sports is a right of passage for most kids as they grow up. It’s an exciting time for kids and parents as they learn a new sport, build new skills and create new friendships. I’ve loved watching my kids play their sports and meeting new people who have become some of our closest friends. I’ve also seen parents take their kids sports too ser…
 
You’ve tried everything and no matter what you do- it just doesn’t seem to work with your kids. It feels like your kids are parenting-reistant. And you are so done! But hold up. Chances are good that you might have some common misconceptions about consequences. No need to worry though, we have the top 5 reasons why consequences aren't working for y…
 
As we kick off the start of the year, I want to kick off a framework for goal setting 101! With the new book coming out on Jan 23rd, The 15 Minutes Formula, we felt like now would be a great time to go over the basics of goal setting and the 5 “must-have” steps in order to set yourself up for success. There are 5 pillars of goal setting, and when y…
 
We all want to have a secure financial future for our families and our kids’ future. But how do you get there? How do you even start? I’m happy to have Anna Sergunina on the show talking about everything regarding finances and planning for the future so you can live the lifestyle you really want! In this episode we talk about: The #1 thought you ne…
 
In this episode, we are talking with Lisa Woodruff who’s the founder of Organize 365 and the author of several books including her newest book “The Paper Solution”. Organize 365® empowers individuals to learn the functional skills of home and paper organization so that they have time to pursue their passions and share their innate talents with the …
 
During a recent event, Podapalooza, I was fortunate to connect with two people that right away I knew I had to get them on the show. The first guest is Amy Zwaigenbaum, and she is a transformational stress coach. And we all know we can do with less stress in our lives. She discusses some of the stresses we as parents, especially moms are facing and…
 
Do you have big dreams? Big goals? And it feels like there is no way it's going to happen? Life will happen. We are busy moms and know that life will happen. So how can we even THINK about taking on a huge project?! Like writing a book … In today’s episode, Cara shares her journey through this amazingly huge goal of writing a book and the roadblock…
 
Today we are diving into a secret productivity hack for the ladies! And yes, if you guessed ‘cycle’ you are right!. Our guest, Renae Fieck, teaches us the four different pieces that make up our cycle and she links it to our productivity. #lightblubmoment How we manage our time, our energy, and the natural rhythms throughout our day are completely a…
 
Our mind has a constant stream of thoughts. Sometimes it seems like the thoughts come from a group of jerks who only want to judge you, put you down and tell you you aren’t good enough. How often have you told yourself you aren't a good enough parent? Too ugly, fat or dumb? Where does this voice come from and why do we have this constant commentary…
 
Over time things evolve. And that applies to everything in life. Lots of times, the questions and challenges we faced as kids, aren’t the same ones our own kids face. Not the least of which applies to those big questions around sexuality. And how do you answer their questions or have a conversation with your kids about them, when chances are good, …
 
As we dive into the new year, it’s key to create time to invest in yourself and have a plan for growth as a busy mom. We’ll talk about how to ditch overwhelm, focus on specific goals for each month and find time pockets for you, your growth and your hobbies. FREE GOAL SETTING SERIES: https://apurposedrivenmom.com/goals A PURPOSE DRIVEN MOM SHOW NOT…
 
I remember the exact moment I became resentful of my family. I was home with my newborn baby and my husband had gone back to work. It was me and her—alone for the first time since she was born. I had left my teaching job to attempt to work full time in network marketing a few years prior. I had dreams of starting my own business and coaching compan…
 
This week’s episode is a continuation of my discussion with Dr. Noreen Russel about raising a non-neurotypical child. In this episode we talk more in depth about strategies to help your kiddos. Listen in for her VALUABLE tips on (seriously, they are SO GOOD and she suggests things I’ve never heard before!!): Helping ADHD kids regulate their attenti…
 
We are doing an ENCORE of our most popular episode this week: 5 Steps to End the Backtalk! Pushing limits and testing boundaries is a normal part of a child’s development- I know, it sucks, right? And it’s even more frustrating when it’s Backtalk! In this episode, we share why backtalk happens and 5 easy steps to put an end to it! Resources We Shar…
 
It's time to take that vision and start to craft your plan for success! Today we're making your action plan and it's going to be a blast! Don't forget that you have until TONIGHT at 11:59pm ET to finish all the missions for the prizes and tomorrow doors open to the Purpose Driven Mom Club to the waitlist! Get on the waitlist here -> www.apurposedri…
 
As a mom of a child with multiple diagnoses I can attest to the struggles we’ve had raising our son over the last 16 years. I’ve dealt with a wide range of emotions including, shame, rage, disappointment, guilt and regret. Every parent and family are different but we can all say that after a diagnosis we’ve felt scared. Scared at what the future lo…
 
So many of us are told that if we were a “good” mom that we would be able to do everything perfectly and be fulfilled solely in our identity as a mom, but guess what- that’s a lie! Why is it that we get so wrapped up in checking things off our to-do list that we miss out on the things that truly fill our soul and help us be the best versions of our…
 
I'm so excited to officially open the doors to the Purpose Driven Mom Club for 2022!! As busy moms, we have a million things to do and rarely take the time to make a plan that will make us happy AND get things done. Maybe you are striving to live with more purpose, with a happier and more joyful home. Or, you might be trying to get on top of your f…
 
"Don't let your to-do list or challenging circumstances rob your joy. Do one thing at a time. Take it one day at a time. Find a way to enjoy whatever you're doing and make life fun." This is just one piece of the story that a group of moms are sharing today on the podcast about their experience in The Purpose Driven Mom Club. If you are new around …
 
Ready to get your plan together for 2022? For this first day of our series, we'll be reflecting on the year and talking about how we can use that to plan for next year. If you're not already signed up for the challenge (and to be eligible for prizes) make sure to go to https://www.purposedrivenmomprenuer.com/create-your-2022.../ You can also come o…
 
We all know that communication is important but we aren’t ever taught exactly how to do it effectively. The fact is, language matters and there are simple shifts in the way we talk that can get us closer to the results we want in our relationships and with our kids. My guest is Krister Ungerbock, author of the book, 22 Talk Shifts - Tools to Transf…
 
Many of us have good memories of our parents and growing up, but then...there are the not-so good things. Maybe it’s the “My house my rules!” statement that you heard from your parents over and over again, or maybe it’s how your parents never had any consistency with their rules growing up. No matter what experience we had, one thing is for certain…
 
I'm a big reader. I have a parallel reading strategy where I read typically 4 books a month. I know this seems like a lot but it allows me to hit my goals in small chunks instead of feeling super overwhelmed. I wanted to share today some of my fav books that have helped with my own personal growth this year (and some bonus ones I've read in the pas…
 
Today Cara is answering a handful of community questions from clutter, to starting a mom business, to home maintenance made easy and everything in-between. For Clutter: What happens when there is visible clutter in your life?! Let's chat with a proactive and reactive approach and systems we can put in place. No.1 tip is that, if you are already stu…
 
I know that we’re all sick of Covid and no matter what your thoughts are on the pandemic, it’s still here and we need to keep ourselves, our children and communities safe. I’m honoured to be speaking to one of the world’s foremost experts on infectious disease, Dr. Syra Madad. She’s taken time out of her busy schedule as a public health leader and …
 
Let’s just face it. Moms are so busy doing so much for everyone, we really don’t have time for anything. Some would even say that we don’t even have time to have kids! 🤷‍♀️ In this episode, we chat about this with Zibby Owens, an author and the creator and host of the award-winning podcast “Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books”. She’s been named “NYC…
 
How many goals do you make for yourself? One of the mistakes I notice with the moms I work within the Purpose Driven Mom Club is that they often take on WAY too many goals at once. We're taught to 'go big or go home' and society gives us applause when we are busy busy busy and always on the go. And while I don't think you should shoot your dreams s…
 
Get your kids ready for college by using Trello?! Kinda like all the goal setting and the backward planning that we teach here at A Purpose Driven Mom. Listen in to this episode if you have middler school-aged kids or older, as our guest Cara breaks down this hard, large project. Getting our bigger kids ready for the future is something that we rea…
 
December 2021 - I thought it might be helpful to repost this episode (originally posted 12/2019). This time of year can bring out the best...and the worst...in all of us. What do you need to stay connected to yourself or have the energy and wisdom to create a peaceful, joyful home for the holidays? As we continue to shift and grow in this ever-chan…
 
When I first heard the reports coming from the Facebook whistleblower, it confirmed my worst fears. My guest, Dr. Lisa Strohman has been sounding the alarm on the dangers of social media for some time. Dr. Strohman is the go-to subject matter expert for CNN, Fox News and is a regular on The Doctors. We talk about how social media apps are changing …
 
Everyone needs coping skills, especially in this day and age. Both us as parents and our kids. I mean, no one can be perfect and never have difficult emotions right? In this episode, we talk with Janine Halloran, LMHC, about everything we should and shouldn't do when learning and teaching coping skills. Janine’s the founder of Coping Skills for Kid…
 
Have you ever made a really big and exciting goal, sat your family down to let them know the plan, and **Gasp** they don't care as much as you do? It happens a lot when we get excited about things. We want everyone to get on board with our plan and get angry with them when it's not their top priority too. Or we make some big sweeping statements abo…
 
The holiday season can feel overwhelming with the need to do everything that comes flying at us. Yikes! --- There go the goals out the window till the New Year’s?! The crazy pull of everything at this time of year can feel like: -Your routines come off the tracks during the holidays -You feel like hitting your breaking point and realize too late th…
 
I don’t think there is one parent who doesn’t worry about their child’s future when they are struggling in school. It can be hard to get to the bottom of why they are struggling, is it laziness, the school, learning challenges or maybe you think it’s your fault; you aren’t pushing them hard enough? My guest, former underachiever, Alex Hargrove, is …
 
The holidays are upon us and with them we have so many stressors:Holidays parties, decorating, visiting family, festivities, gifts for your family & friends, cards, baking, gifts for teachers, the list can go on forever! But many of us are adding another stressor to ourselves as well: Making and MAINTAINING gift lists for our kids and partners! I k…
 
I'm BORED! Have you ever said that about your goals? You start off super excited, make a great plan, and then bleh - you're over it. It happens to all of us and it can be a real momentum buster. Today on the podcast, I'm chatting about what you can do when you just aren't into your goals anymore. How do you know when it's time to mix it up? Should …
 
Why do we struggle with routines?! Maybe you are thinking … “I keep trying routines and nothing seems to stick.” In today’s episode Cara is sharing in her interview that failing routines are happening because of one of these two reasons: No. 1 You are trying to do too much too fast. No.2 You don't have an actual plan for your routines and you’re wa…
 
It’s hard enough to raise a child in this complicated and confusing world but what do you do if your child is struggling with their sexual or gender identity? In this episode we are talking about those kids who are struggling with their gender identity. Not only do you have to help your child navigate a new normal for themselves, you also have to l…
 
There are so many things that I wish I knew before becoming a mom. First of all, that it won’t look like I imagined, and that’s okay. That will have days where I will lose it, and that’s expected. That my kids won’t be perfect, listen all the time, and be the “model” kid, and that doesn’t mean that I failed as a parent. In this episode, we discuss …
 
Did you know that not every goal should be broken down the same? Often when we look at our goals, we try to break things down identically and we can get stuck. I teach 3 different types of goals - numerical, project-based and routine-based. Today on the podcast, I'm breaking down numerical goals and how you can easily map and adjust them for your o…
 
051 - To celebrate two years of podcasting, Heather shares a few brief thoughts on gratitude and the importance of a gratitude practice as well as a few of her personal examples. Heather also teases what is coming in the next few months for her listeners - workshops, more personal ways to connect, and so much more! If you are not connected, click H…
 
Are you feeling aligned and happy about your home and stuff? As we gear up and get ready for the upcoming holiday season we are really excited to chat about our home and how we can simplify our stuff before MORE stuff comes in. Listen in to today’s episode to hear great tips about: - how we can have conversations with our family about all the stuff…
 
I could have talked to Ericka Souter all day when I interviewed her for this episode. She is as passionate about supporting moms, encouraging us to support each other, and on helping us have the best experience of parenting possible. There is an epidemic of burnout amongst parents and we have to address it and solve it because the cost is too high …
 
It’s been a tough past 2 years with the pandemic. And a recent TODAY Parents image post shared a hard truth: If your kids are in 2nd grade or lower, they’ve never had a “normal” school year. That means that helping our kids strengthen their emotional resilience is more essential than ever! In this episode, we’ve got 3 simple things that you can sta…
 
Do you struggle with creating routines in your home? Been there - done that! I know it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which routines you should start with, how to make them stick and how to get your family on board. When working with moms, I typically suggest a few routines to get started with to make managing our home a bit easier. You c…
 
What dreams are tickling you and you think about all the time? What are the things that come up often in your thoughts as you drift off to sleep? Like a, “I’m going to do that “ONE DAY!”” What are those things that you really want? And how can you make them happen in your life? Do you have time or a quiet moment to dream your dreams? Or plan your g…
 
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