The daily routine is pretty much ‘survival mode’ for most moms. From cooking, cleaning, working, and driving around town to wiping tears, snot, or other unfortunate body parts, moms are only thinking about how to get through the day. Who cares what’s going on in the world, because honestly, we should be proud that everyone in our family is alive, fed, and clean, right?!
While caring for our families is one of our top priorities, it’s still crucial that we are at least vaguely aware of what is going on in our world and in our country. It does affect us and our families!
On this episode of Mom·ing we talk to homeschooling mom of five, and the founder of A Mom on Politics, Jamie Reitenour. Jamie encourages us to know the source of what you're reading, to ask yourself questions like, "Who wrote this? Can I find another source to confirm it? Was it taken out of context?" So much of the 'news' these days is not information or facts; it's opinion and...
Stress and anxiety oftentimes go hand in hand with motherhood. Because we have so many plates in the air, it's definitely a balancing act to make sure nothing drops.
How do we manage stressful moments? How do we cope with anxious thoughts? How to we cope when we are exhausted and it's only 7AM? Our Mom·ing guest Shanti gives us some great practical steps to stop stress in its tracks. She also shares with us some of her personal story in dealing with anxiety and depression.
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or stress, it's important to know you're not alone. It's also important to develop healthy coping mechanisms so we don't implode into ourselves or explode onto our families.
Using unhealthy coping mechanisms like escapism, distraction, busyness, denial, control, or retreating inward doesn't deal with the root problems, and they often have very negative consequences for ourselves and those around us.
Learn how to prioritize...
2020 was really weird crazy insane interesting. Like any year, there were highs and lows, but it seemed as though everything was more extreme this year. The lows were intense valleys and the highs were exuberant mountain tops.
One thing is for sure, we feel like changed mamas! And that's a good thing :) It was one of the hardest years of our lives: aside from the Covid hoopla, Stacy had massive health problems and Rachel's husband was without a job for nine months. However, we serve such a great God, and He takes all things and turns them for good.
This podcast was one of the really good things that came out of 2020! We also felt shaken and awakened by the Lord this year. To use a popular phrase from this year, we are 'woke' to the fact that living in America, we have become soft Christians. We have taken precious things for granted: worship, gathering for church, family, and freedom. Our Constitutional and God-given rights have been infringed upon. And we...
No one likes to be blindsided--especially moms! Most of us survive each day on the motto, "Always be prepared!" In this episode, our Mom·ing guest Kristin gives us an inside look into her world when the COVID pandemic struck. She keeps very busy as the mom of two, a boy and a girl, and also homeschools and runs her own business teaching art part-time.
Whether you keep a complete first aid kit with you at all times, or you're more of the thought that fresh air heals all wounds, it's safe to say no one was prepared for a full-scale lock down of the country. Working, schooling, parenting--simply living-- became the land of uncharted territory for almost everyone.
A large part of motherhood is learning to roll with punches, to use a fighting analogy. What works for your first child will almost definitely not work for your second. When something unexpected comes crashing into our lives, we have a choice...