"The Fruit Snacks Podcast" with Emily Wardrop, the T1D Moms Coach
By Emily Wardrop
She is the "T1D Moms Coach" helping Moms who have a child with Type 1 Diabetes manage themselves while managing their child's diabetes. She helps these warrior Moms feel less stress, scared, and sad and start feeling more calm, confident, and connected.
"The Fruit Snacks Podcast" with Emily Wardrop, the T1D Moms CoachDec 05, 2023
10. Drop the Power Struggle Wars
Happy Diabetes Awareness Month!
And Happy Thanksgiving!
So Grateful to all of you for reading, listening, applying, and learning and growing with me on our journeys!
Drop the War Life Coaching is all about helping us drop power struggle wars with our kids to create more peace in our parenting.
Drop the War for Peace.
That's what I'd been doing as a coach when the diabetes diagnosis came. Twice!
All moms have to deal with the battle of wills. And as T1D Moms, we have to deal with even MORE power struggles!!
In today's episode I share a couple tips for dropping those power struggles so that we can still do what needs to be done without sacrificing our relationship with our kids in the process.
My website is also filled with many more mindset shifts and techniques. https://www.dropthewar.com/parenting-philosophies
And when you're ready to put all this theory into practice, I still have a few slots available for free coaching sessions to try it out! Find a time that works for both of us to meet on zoom at www.dropthewar.com/appointments and let's get started creating that long overdue Peace in your parenting that you've been craving and so desperately deserve!!
13. "Your Relationship with Diabetes" with Andelin Price
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I sure am thankful for all of you listeners!! Thank you for supporting the podcast! Thank you for listening, sharing, rating, and reviewing. Your support really helps us support all other T1D Moms around the globe!
In honor of diabetes awareness month, I am re-airing this fun episode with guest host, Andelin Price.
You know that you have a relationship with your child, but did you know that you have a relationship with their Type 1 Diabetes also?
In this episode fellow life coach Andelin Price and I chat about our experiences having children with T1D and how life coaching tools have helped us manage ourselves as we manage our child's diabetes.
The way we think about the disease matters and it can make it harder or easier on you as the Mom.
Whether your child has T1D or not, the principles discussed in this episode can be applied to any struggle you are dealing with.
Please forward this podcast to any Moms you know that do have children with Type 1 Diabetes, there is so much additional suffering that can be eliminated as we work together to manage our relationships with Diabetes!
And spread the word about my new T1D Mom Support Group Calls that are starting next Tuesday February 21st at 9:30 AM Mountain Time.
Use this link https://dropthewarlifecoach.as.me/t1d to sign up for the free T1D moms support group call where you can come and get rejuvenated. We need to take the time for ourselves to fill our own cups in order to have anything to pour into our children. We are building an uplifting community of Moms going through similar struggles where we can all strengthen each other as we go.
For more help from Andelin, check her out on her Website: Andelinprice.com
Marriage Bites! Podcast https://anchor.fm/andelin-price
And when you're ready to take all this theory to the next level and actually appy it in your life to drop the war and create more peace in your parenting, sign up here for a free complimentary coaching session!
12. "Raising a Son with Type 1 Diabetes" with Dr. Sheila Owens-Collins, MD MPH MBA,
Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving this week!
So Grateful to all of you for reading, listening, applying, and learning and growing with me on our journeys!
In honor of November being Diabetes Awareness Month, I am re-airing this interview episode with Dr OC. Enjoy!
I am the T1D Moms Coach.
Two of my five kids have been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in the past few years and so I love to support other moms with T1D children. Because we do SO much to keep our kids healthy and well, but how much time and energy does that leave for us to take care of ourselves? And if we don't do it, who will?
And, of course, the mental and emotional load of caring for young kids is taxing enough but then add the constant stress, scared, and sad feelings and we've got quite the hot mess of a mom trying to manage her child's diabetes. Not ideal. We need clear minds and bodies ourselves in order to take care of everyone else. So I teach strategies to generate on purpose more feelings of connection, calm, and confidence instead!
So, I've got you Momma!
And today I have an extra special treat for you. Dr OC and I discuss her personal journey being a T1D Mom herself in addition to her pediatric career. And her son is all grown and doing amazing things in the T1D world now also! So it is really fun to be able to learn from her years of experience and "light at the end of the tunnel" perspective.
To join our Tuesday Morning T1D Mom Support Group Calls, get access to replays of past calls, and all my other T1D specific support, go to www.dropthewar.com/t1d
Dr. Sheila Owens-Collins, MD MPH MBA, is an accomplished and experienced pediatrician
with a subspecialty in neonatology. She is a dedicated clinician and health care executive who
has worked tirelessly for over 20 years to improve care coordination and foster healthier
outcomes through policy initiatives and quality of care. Dr. Owens-Collins has also conducted
extensive research on the social determinants of health that shape disparities in health outcomes.
Her passion for children's health was further galvanized when her oldest son was diagnosed with
Type 1 Diabetes at age 13, inspiring her to write the upcoming book “A Parent’s Guide to Type 1
Diabetes: Helping Your Child Balance the Highs and Lows” which will be released in June 2024.
Her son would go on to not only play football at Yale University but also make the All-Ivy
League Team his senior year; he is currently a Chief Resident in Psychiatry at Stanford,
specializing in sports psychiatry and neuroscience of resilience while speaking frequently on
subjects related to mental health such as burnout, resilience, and how exercise can bolster both
physical wellness and overall wellbeing. Dr. Owens-Collins’ vast knowledge, experience and
dedication make her one of the foremost voices advocating for improved children's healthcare today.
Click Here to see Dr Roy Collins' presentation about using exercise to build resilience with physical and mental strategies to combat diabetes burnout.
And you can sign up for a complimentary coaching session with me here! Let's drop the war and start creating peace in your parenting
9. Jesus and Diabetes
Jesus can help enable us to do the hard things that we have to do in the acute heat of the moments. And the eternal big picture that His plan presents can help give overview meaning to the long-term nature of our struggles.
In this episode we explore both. How the Gospel of Jesus Christ can bring you peace amidst the chaos of diabetes and enable us to do the hard things that we cannot endure alone.
8. "Overwhelm, Worry, and Guilt" with Kristen Mattison
This week we have a guest on the podcast to help us with some ideas on how to handle overwhelm, worry, and guilt. These three emotions are normal for moms and can be amped up even more as T1D Moms, so listen in as the two of us life coaches geek out on all the ways we can still enjoy motherhood, even amidst the intense emotions.
Kristen Mattison is founder of the blog This Routine Life. Kristen is passionate about spreading the word that motherhood doesn’t have to feel so hard and daunting, and it IS possible to enjoy the years with your kids without feeling overwhelmed and like you’re always behind. When she’s avoiding her To-Do list, you’ll find her watching Bravo TV, reading, or working on her latest cross-stitch project. She has her master’s in counseling and is a Certified Life Coach through The Life Coach School.
And if you'd like to try out a complimentary coaching session, find a time that works for both of us at dropthewar.com/appointments
And to get the details of our free T1D Moms Support Group Call and all other diabetes support content head to dropthewar.com/t1d
7. Living in Alignment with Your True Self
After we get Awareness of what's happening in our minds and bodies with Acceptance and allowance, we then naturally live in Alignment with our true selves.
God made us and said that it is good. And that's good enough for me. I AM good. You ARE Good.
AND we do things, feel things, and think things that are not always good.
That is our human condition. We are eternal beings living a limited mortal life.
When we do, think, and feel things out of alignment with who we truly ARE at our eternal core, we can feel that dissonance. And that's ok. That's what being human is all about. So it's not a problem but to maximize our experience in this life, it is useful to get Awareness and Acceptance in order to live in Alignment as much as possible.
I call these AAA batteries for a reason. Just like rechargeable batteries, this process is not one and done. And it's not always linear. We have thousands of thoughts a day causing just as many feelings. There's no way we can be in conscious control over all of them but if you are overwhelmed with results in your life that don't feel aligned with who you want to be, sign up for a coaching session and we'll start working to get you there.
dropthewar.com/appointments to find a time that works for both of us and I'll see ya on zoom!
6. Halloween and T1D
Having a child with type 1 diabetes and Halloween may cause a lot of mental drama. And that's where I come in! As your coach, I'm here to help you drop the war on that mental drama-even in regards to Halloween!
On this episode we explore a few of the possible problems that Halloween may be causing for you and yours.
There are a lot of people with a lot of opinions about how you should manage your child's diabetes around a night when kids go door to door getting buckets filled with candy.
As your coach I actually have no agenda on how you should handle it! Let me say that again!! It might be a breath of fresh air because most people do.
I believe that YOU are the parenting expert for your own children. Even your diabetic child. You are the expert on how to manage their diabetes. I am here to help you believe that.
Many are swirling in confusion about the whole thing. So many fiery opinions spinning around them and especially if this is your first Halloween since diagnosis, it might feel like a lot. Again, I've got you!
I will give you the gift of making a team decision with all those involved and the confidence to get your own back when that decision is questioned. Even by your own brain.
Halloween doesn't have to be the monster that it's made out to be. It's supposed to be fun. Let's take the stress out of it so you and your kiddo can enjoy!
Cause let's be honest, this is just the beginning of all the very sweetened holidays coming up. So let's get ahead of the drama before it swallows us up whole!
Head to dropthewar.com/appointments to find a time for us to chat this week before the big day or even after if you want to talk about how it went and make plans for the future.
You are the expert. Let me help you feel like it.
5. Allowing Vs Resisting Emotions
As we work on our goal to feel less sad, scared, and stressed; and to feel more calm, connected, and confident, we have to first learn how to allow instead of resist emotions.
Last week we learned the coaching tool to help us intentionally choose which emotions we want to feel on purpose, but in the meantime of figuring out how to do that, we cannot be resisting the reality of our current emotional state.
Feelings are not a problem that need to be fixed.
In this episode we will learn the actual how-to of processing emotions so that they aren't just getting stuffed and stuck in our bodies.
Emotions are a message from the brain and that message needs to be heard and understood just like a toddler pulling on your shorts whining "Mommy Mommy Mommy!"
So listen in to learn how to be sure you are allowing and accepting your current emotions in order to clear your mind and body to be ready for intentional thought and feeling creation.
And when you're ready for support in applying these tools specifically to your and your emotions, sign up for your complimentary coaching session at dropthewar.com/appointments.
Get the call info for our T1D Moms Support Group calls and all other content to help you manage yourself while managing your child's diabetes at dropthewar.com/t1d
4. T1D in The Model and in the AAA Battery Framework
Before we get too far into this new "Fruit Snack Podcast", we need to get a foundational working knowledge of two of my favorite coaching tools which I will refer to over and over in future episodes.
The first is "The Model" which Brooke Castillo trains us in at The Life Coach School and the second is my personal coaching framework which I refer to as the "Triple A Batteries"
The Model consists of 5 parts abbreviated as CTFAR
The troubles you are having with your child's diabetes all fall into one of these 5 categories.
T1D is your circumstance but it isn't a problem until you have problematic thoughts about it which causes feelings that drive less than ideal actions and those lead to the result that you're not happy with and that's when you come to me and we can change anything below that Circumstance of Diabetes to improve your life.
Maybe you're not happy with the way you're showing up or what you're feeling. And we blame diabetes for that. But the fact that your child's pancreas doesn't produce insulin anymore is not the problem. It's your thoughts about that fact. So that is where we need to explore.
And we do that exploring in the AAA framework.
The goal is to live in alignment with our highest truest holiest selves. And in order to get there, we must be aware of where we are not. But awareness without judgement; with acceptance.
Listen in to today's episode for more detail on both these coaching tools and use this episode as a reference guide through our journey in the future.
When you're ready to hash it all out for you and your individual thoughts, feelings, actions, and results, sign up for your complimentary coaching session at dropthewar.com/appointments.
And join our T1D Moms Support Group call every Tuesday morning at 9:30 AM Mountain Time
Link for the call and my "Top 3 Tips for T1D Moms" prerecorded masterclass at dropthewar.com/t1d
3. Diabetes Parenting on the same TEAM, not the same page
Diabetes Parenting works better when you focus on being on the same TEAM. Not the same page.
You don't actually have to be on the same page.
Team members have different strengths and that's what makes team work so effective. We each play different positions. No one is right or wrong. We're all just cooperating together to meet the same goal.
To get a coach on your team, head to dropthewar.com/appointments
And don't forget our T1D Moms Support Group call every Tuesday Morning at 9:30 am Mountain Time. Zoom call info at dropthewar.com/t1d
Special Invitation to Conference
There are many, many virtual conferences you can attend nowadays.
If you've never heard of General Conference, I am honored and excited to be the first to let you know that this is no ordinary conference of people with a similar interest getting together to learn more from experts and motivational speakers.
The General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is an opportunity to hear from the Lord's living Prophet and Apostles on the earth today!
Did you know we have a Moses among us now? A Noah? Abraham? Just like in days of old, God leads His church directly through prophets. and Just like when Jesus was on the earth, he has again called 12 Apostles to lead and guide in His name and under his direction.
What does that have to do with being a T1D Mom? Come and find out! Life coaching tools and the gospel of Jesus Christ are the ways that I have best managed my own mental and emotional health while managing my girls' Diabetes. Without the strength that comes from Jesus, there is no way I could do what's required.
I know that He knows you, He knows what you're going through and He wants to help you! Come listen in to get your own inspiration on your life. When I talk about becoming your own personal expert on how to parent, this is a key to knowing how. We always want to look for outside sources to tell us what to do. Go internally, the Most Expert Source you can find on how to care for you and yours is He who created you all in the first place!
Go to churchofjesuschrist.org to watch General Conference with us live all this weekend or the replays are always available there also!
Then hit me. up at Drop the War Life Coach on IG to chat about what you heard and more especially what you felt.
2. Guilt Energy
Guilt says you've done something wrong.
Shame says there is something wrong with you.
Shame is a lie and there is no room for shame with diabetes!
You didn't do anything wrong, your kid didn't do anything wrong. We just are here doing the best we can to manage blood sugar levels and no shame needed.
We do need a healthy amount of guilt to keep us on track but if you are spending your whole life in guilt energy, your nervous system doesn't ever get the chance to rest and recover.
If you make it mean that there is something wrong with you every time your child's blood sugar levels are too high or too low, you will drive yourself crazy. You must get off of the roller coaster. The monitor will show the glucose levels are on a roller coaster, but your emotions don't need to go with it.
You are doing your best. You are learning new things everyday. And as soon as you get in a rhythm, your carb ratio will change and you'll need to adjust again. Trust yourself. Take deep breaths. And sign up for your complimentary coaching session where I can help you manage your mental and emotional health while managing your child's diabetes. Find a time that works for both of us at dropthewar.com/appointments. I'll see ya on zoom!
And don't forget, every Tuesday morning at 9:30 AM Mountain Time, we all meet together for a free T1D Moms Support Group call. Get that zoom link, access to replays, and more helpful content at dropthewar.com/t1d
1. Panic Mode is as useful as the Glucagon Shot
Welcome to the new "Fruit Snacks Podcast!"
I have been "The T1D Moms Coach" for awhile now and going forward my podcast is going to reflect more of our focus on diabetes here also.
The Believe you ARE a Good Mom podcast published at least one episode a week for exactly a year and now we are pivoting to focus more on the specific needs of our families who are managing their child's type 1 diabetes and need support in managing their own mental and emotional health along with this Herculean life long challenge that has been dropped into their lives.
If you don't have a child with diabetes, you are always welcome here and if you've enjoyed this podcast thus far, I'm sure you will still benefit from it and chances are, if you don't already, you will soon have loved ones in your sphere of influence that have been effected by T1D also so continue to listen and share. The principles I share can definitely still be applicable to you and yours also.
We are here to start feeling less scared, sad, and stressed and start feeling more calm, connected, and confident.
In today's intro to the fruit snack podcast, I want to start with befriending our nervous systems. We have all been through traumatic experiences as our child was diagnosed and our bodies remember those feelings as a threat. So now every time your dexcom beeps, your body interprets that as a reason to go into panic mode.
But panic mode is only as useful as your glucagon shot. Super important in case of an emergency, but not needed for the constant ups and downs on managing diabetes on a day to day basis.
Listen in to the episode to learn more and come join us every Tuesday morning live on zoom for our Free T1D Moms Support Group Call. Get the deets at dropthewar.com/t1d
"Agency for Desire" with Dr Jennifer Finlayson-Fife
Sometimes when we grow up in a fairy tale culture, we think that we are not complete until we find and marry our "other half". Or maybe even after our "happily ever after" we still aren't feeling whole so we add babies to the mix in search of completing ourselves.
This enmeshment and codependence can cause a lot of problems for us.
What is the solution and how to we get to a healthy differentiated place?
Dr Jennifer Finlayson-Fife is going to help us explore these questions on the podcast today.
She helps us understand how to develop our sense of self so that we don't completely lose ourselves in motherhood and as a wife.
The secret is agency. Choice. We chose the life we are living. And we need to intentionally remind ourselves frequently of our choosing in order to stay in ownership and not victim mentality. This will get out out of the trap of resentment and help us love ourselves, our families, and our lives.
As we work on our own relationship with self, we can nourish ourselves with enough love and acceptance, that we have enough and to spare to pour into others.
To learn more from Dr Finlayson-Fife, check out her website at https://www.finlayson-fife.com
And if you are ready to apply these principles into your relationships, sign up for a FREE RBC (Relationship Boost Call) with me at www.dropthewar.com/appointments and I'll see ya on zoom!
"Emotions are not a problem that need to be fixed.
Feelings are just meant to be felt, not a fire to be put out."
I say this all the time. But what does it really mean?
In today's episode, we look into it with the feeling of resentment as the example.
Feelings are not a problem but they are a message.
And if we don't receive that message, it can become a problem.
If the only thing we know how to do with an emotion is avoid it, buffer away from it, or act out on it, we are missing the message and it will keep coming back like a persistent toddle pulling on your pant leg.
So how do we find what the message is and how to we adjust things in our life so that we don't have to be caught in the trap of feeling this way perpetually?
Find out in this episode about resentment.
And when you are ready to get outside eyes on your brain to figure out what is going on in there, sign up for a FREE RBC! Relationship Boost Call. at dropthewar.com/appointment We can work through any of your uncomfortable emotions and figure out what the message is to get some relief and growth.
And last chance to catch the Raising Emotionally Healthy Families Summit! Sign up here:
Get your own Heart
Have you heard the phrase "get your own back"?
What does that even mean exactly?
Why do we say it?
And why would "Get your own Heart" actually make more sense?
Let's explore these questions and more in today's episode.
Once you personally decide what makes you a Good Mom and you drop the rest of the expectations, you can know that others will have their opinions of your parenting. Then what? How do we stay in love for ourselves, God, and others while also protecting our own agency?
Get your own heart.
Love and accept You.
Then you know that no matter what anyone else "throws" at you, you are safe. You will protect yourself with compassion and understanding. No one else needs to understand. You've got you.
If you want to apply these concepts specifically to your circumstances, sign up for a FREE RBC Relationship Boost Call at dropthewar.com/appointments
And it's not too late to learn more about how to protect your own emotions in the Raising Emotionally Healthy Families Summit https://www.emotionallyhealthyfamilies.com/emilywardrop
I was on day 5 so if you want to see that interview, you can purchase the all access pass and there will be a 48-hour encore replay on August 29-30 of ALL interviews.
"Developing who you and your children ARE" with Laura Lines
We can go through life following the rules that were handed to us.
Some of us are very good and this and have "successful" lives.
But do we love the life that was prescribed by others?
Maybe you feel lost in your life.
Maybe your children do too.
Developing who we actually ARE and then modeling that for our kids so that they can learn how to discover who they really are is a skill we are not usually taught.
Today I discuss this will Homeschool Mom Coach Laura Lines.
Laura tried doing public school until she and her husband realized that it didn't work for their family. She shares with us a little bit of her journey in that transition that has led to her own style of Heart Learning for her children.
Learning from the heart instead of the head helps us figure out who we really are, what our passions and interests are, and it makes learning fun and enjoyable.
If you are in a constant power struggle with your kiddos, they may need more autonomy to exercise their own agency in their life. This doesn't always look like home schooling but the principles we discuss in this episode can be applicable to all of us.
If you are interested in learning more about Laura's Heart Learning methods or just need a coach in your corner (who doesn't?) as you navigate figuring out what homeschooling could look like in your home, find Laura at:
HELD 3 Month Program:
Intro to Heart Learning Free Training
And as always, if you are ready for your FREE RBC (Relationship Boost Call) head over to dropthewar.com/appointments and I'll see ya on zoom!
As a mom, we know our job is to take care of the physical needs of our kids. We clothe them, feed them, feed them again, more food, brush teeth, get good sleep, and on and on.
What about their emotional needs?
The best way to take care of your kids emotionally, is to take care of yourself emotionally. (and physically also, actually)
Learn more about how to raise your emotionally healthy family in our upcoming free virtual summit!
Back in the day, when just providing food for our families took all of our time and attention, physical needs was challenging enough. Now we can provide food in seconds and we have the challenge of managing our emotional needs instead.
When we don't know how to deal with emotions in a healthy way, we just want to get rid of them and our families can come up with some very unhealthy ways of coping. Me and 28+ other experts will help you in this summit to add to your tool belt of healthy emotional coping strategies.
The number one tool in your tool box that you can literally use anytime is your breath. In today's episode I use the metaphor of waves to learn more about how to manage our own emotions in order to model healthy habits for our kids.
Emotions literally ebb and flow through your body same as waves do. The more we know about how our bodies handle emotions, the less fear and resistance we have and the more we can let loose of our need to try to control ourselves and everyone around us in an effort to feel good. You don't have to feel good all the time. You were never meant to. All of the emotions are useful, even the ones that don't feel great. But if you're willing to feel them (not resist them, stuff them, avoid them etc) then you can get through the tunnel of the emotion and come out the other side back into the light.
"Raising Emotionally Healthy Families" with Emily Hamblin
Emily Hamblin from Enlightening Motherhood has put together an amazing virtual summit with 30+ experts teaching us more about how to raise emotionally healthy families.
We all know what it's like to deal with a child who is having a melt down and how hard it is to control our own emotions when we are sleep-deprived and overwhelmed.
Emily has brought together so many experts with so much help for us to learn new skills and tools on how have more healthy relationships with all the emotions.
To sign up for this incredible Free Summit head to: https://summit.emotionallyhealthyfamilies.com/emilywardrop
In this episode we get to know Emily a bit more and get a taste of what enlightened mothering can feel like.
To learn more from Emily Hamblin, check out her Podcast https://kite.link/enlightening-motherhood
Free Gift: Why is My Child Melting Down? Cheat Sheet + Mini-Training: https://www.enlighteningmotherhood.com/freebies
"When we think we don't need help" with Mimi Porter
Being a Mom can be very hard! And when we think that we are the only one who is struggling, it is also a very lonely hard time.
Some of us think that just because we had the desire to be a Mom, that would qualify us to know how to do it and do it well. Then we actually have kids and it's a huge wake-up call!
But it's hard to admit that we need support because everyone else looks like they are doing it all just fine and they don't need help.
I hope to pop this shame bubble that we put ourselves in.
On this episode, I have a delightful conversation with life coach Mimi Porter where we explore how our idealistic views of what life and motherhood were supposed to look like can get us into trouble.
We discuss the acronym for shame:
When we are a brand new mom, of course we have no idea what we're doing! And with every phase our children grow into, we are continually learning and trying new things. There is no point at which we can proclaim mastery in motherhood. AND you ARE still a Good Mom!
Listen in to learn more
And if you have a husband that you would like to introduce coaching to, Mimi is "In the Good Guy Corner"! She helps men who are struggling to love their lives even though they are a good guy and doing all the good things.
And if you are ready to get that support that we all need as busy stressed out Moms, let's hop on zoom for a free chat. www.dropthewar.com/appointments
"Brain Injuries" with Bethany Lewis
Your brain controls everything else your body does. It is made up of tiny blood vessels and neuropathways that are quite sensitive and super powerful.
Sometimes we treat the symptoms we are experiencing without knowing the core reason for them and thus miss an opportunity to heal the base of the problem.
Bethany Lewis combines her expertise as an Occupational Therapist working in a Concussion Clinic and her Life Coaching skills to help people who are still suffering with post concussion symptoms have hope that this doesn't have to be their new normal. They can heal their brain and become a new version of themself.
If you'd like to learn more from Bethany, you can check out her website: www.theconcussioncoach.com
facebook: The Concussion Coach
podcast: The Concussion Coach podcast on all major platforms
and on youtube: @theconcussioncoach
And, as always, if you are ready to take what you're learning on the podcast to the next level, sign up for your FREE RBC (Relationship Boost Call) at dropthewar.com/appointments and I can help you apply what you're learning to start making concrete changes in your life and with your kiddos.
You don't have to let the weeds take over your life
Every week I host a free T1D Moms support group call for fellow moms with kids that have Type 1 Diabetes. If no one else comes on the call, I share an idea that has been helping me and post it on our replay page. Today I'm sharing that video with all of you here on the podcast.
This week on the support group call (and on IG and in "Wednesday Wisdom with Emily Wardrop" www.dropthewar.com/www to sign up for my weekly email) I've been exploring the metaphor of weeds in our lives.
The diabetes diagnosis can become like a very intrusive weed that takes over your life. If you're not a T1D Mom, you still surely have some sort of trial or hardship that feels like weeds in the garden of your life.
You do have options with the weeds of life. You can ignore the way you're thinking about them and they will unintentionally take over. You can continue to "water the weeds" by focussing on the rough parts in a negative way. You can argue with the reality of the situation, complain about it incessantly, and choke everyone else with the weeds also. Or you can deliberately change the way you see the trial and find the beauty in the hard.
It is literally a choice. There are circumstances in life that we would never choose, but how you think and feel about those circumstances is what creates your results. You do have infinite choices in that only realm you have control of. Your own thoughts and feelings. It depends on how you look at it.
If you'd like support with intentionally choosing how to think about the hard in your life, sign up for your free RBC (relationship boost call) at dropthewar.com/appointments
And if you or someone you know has a child with Type 1 Diabetes, send them to dropthewar.com/t1d to sign up for the calls and all the other T1D Family resources to help you manage your own mental and emotional state as you manage your child's diabetes.
"A Hint of Hot Mess" with Liz and Holly
Are you a Hot Mess Momma?
Is there any other type?
Maybe that one neighbor down the street or your sister-in-law or for sure those Moms at church who don't look like they've been to heck and back just to get their gaggle of children into the pew on time.
Those moms all have "it together" but you? You are a hot mess!
Actually, you ARE a Good Mom AND sometimes also a hot mess. And that's ok!!
Plus, if you spent more time with those other moms who seem to have it all together, you will see the reality that we are all a hit of hot mess sometimes!
Today on the podcast I have a sister duo in Liz and Holly joining me to talk about this.
check them out on instagram @ahintofhotmess
And when you're ready to boost any of your relationships, go to www.dropthewar.com/appointments to sign up for your FREE RBC Relationship Boost Call
Kids driving you crazy this summer? Dropthewar.com/4-secrets to get my top secrets to help you keep your sanity!!
And if you are one of my T1D Moms, be sure to hit up dropthewar.com/t1d for all the Type 1 Diabetic Mom support there!
"How Trauma is Affecting Your Parenting" with Leah Davidson
We've all heard of PTSD for veterans or car accidents but did you know that your own Mommy nervous system has been affected by legit traumatic experiences also?
Trauma is not about what happened but how you responded to it internally.
If you feel triggered throughout your day, you are experiencing a nervous system response that is understandable and with brain science on our side, we can actually reprogram our minds and bodies to react differently in the future.
Leah Davidson is the stress, burn out, and resilience coach and she has a professional background in healing traumatic brain injuries.
Every human on this planet experiences trauma. Our brains are designed to keep us safe and if we interpret a situation as unsafe, we will remember that so that we can stay safe in the future. This is an amazing and useful function of our brain but in our modern world, it can get overused.
Listen in to today's episode where Leah gives us practical takeaways of how we can start calming ourselves so that we can more effectively model this for our kids and help them co-regulate to learn these useful skill also.
Leah Davidson is a Certified Life Coach, Professional Resilience Coach and Consultant. She is also a registered Speech Language Pathologist and has spent over two decades working in the area of traumatic brain injury and cognitive communication. Leah has acquired extensive training and certifications in various areas such as polyvagal theory, neuroplasticity, Pain Reprocessing Therapy, EFT, and Breathwork. She is the host of the Building Resilience Podcast and the creator of Advanced Training for Nervous System Resilience, designed for coaches and helping professionals. Leah's coaching expertise lies in resolving and preventing burnout, stress, and compassion fatigue. She empowers individuals to regulate their nervous system, manage their mindset, and cultivate resilience so that they can lead a life filled with joy and purpose. Leah lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with her husband Rob and they have a blended family with 5 children. She loves to learn, grow, hike, read, travel and spend time with friends and family. You can find her on instagram and Facebook at @leahdavidsonlifecoaching and her website is www.leahdavidsonlifecoaching.com
Do what You WANT to do!
How is your summer break going?
Are your kids driving you crazy? (get my Secrets to Keeping your Sanity here)
What do You WANT your summer to look like?
What do YOU Want to do?!
Let's find out and then do it!
I promise, it's not selfish to take care of your own needs.
You are a person also.
Yes you love your kids, yes they need you and you want to do what they want to do.
But what are your true desires? Who are You?
Let's find out!
Learn more in today's episode and then hit me up for a free zoom chat to get individualized help to make sure this is the BEST Summer Evs!!
Your Worth does NOT come from your works!
What are you referring to when you think that your neighbor friend is "such a good mom"?
Or when you call yourself such a terrible mom?
What determines whether you or anyone else are worthy of this title?
What are the "Yeah But"s that come to mind when I tell you that you can believe YOU ARE a Good Mom?!
I guarantee that all the things you just thought of are works. Actions. Behaviors.
Works do NOT determine Worth!
Your worth as an eternal being is 100%. Unchanging. It just IS.
You are also a human being right now and your worth is still 100%.
Your actions are not 100% good, but your worth is still 100%.
Just try believing that for one second and see how it feels.
It's a relief, right?!
I have finally found PEACE by believing this.
Yes I am a flawed human that thinks, feels, and acts out of alignment with who I eternally AM.
AND I am STILL 100% valuable.
No matter what, even if, and especially when.
And SO ARE YOU!
And so are your kids!
And your husband, and your neighbors, and in-laws, and even the politicians!
If you are struggling to believe this, please sign up for your FREE RBC. In just a few minutes on a zoom chat, I can boost any relationship you are struggling to believe is 100%.
Worth and worthiness are a little different and we delve into that in this episode. Be sure to listen in! This belief can literally change your life. Then share it with a friend. Their life can benefit from this change also!
ALL the children of the world deserve to be raised by a Mom who Believes she IS a Good Mom!
"Raise Confident and Resilient Children" with The Parenting Mentor, Susan Groner
As an experienced mother of 2 young adults, Sue Groner knows how stressful and overwhelming parenting can be at times. She founded The Parenting Mentor to provide an ally for parents in their quest to raise confident and resilient children. Sue is the author of Parenting with Sanity and Joy. 101 Simple Strategies, is the host of The Parenting Mentor Sessions Podcast, and is a certified Positive Discipline parent educator. Sue is also the creator of the CLEARR™ method of parenting, developed through years of trial (and her fair share of errors!) with her own family. CLEARR™ adheres to the belief that parenting strategies should be grounded in six important pillars: Communication, Love, Empathy, Awareness, Rules, and Respect. This has become the cornerstone of her practice as The Parenting Mentor. A graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a former advertising executive, Sue is a frequent guest expert on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox to name a few, and provides advice for many national publications and websites such as The Wall Street Journal, Parents, Real Simple, Today.com, HuffPost, and Katie Couric Media. Sue resides in New York City and Bedford, NY with her husband, and when she’s lucky, with her children. She is available for speaking engagements as well as for private and group mentorship sessions(in-person or virtual) nationwide for individuals and corporations.
"Sex is for you! Even while your kids are young" with Amanda Louder
You are a Mom of young kids. Your life is crazy, chaotic, and busy. Everyone is pulling you in a thousand different directions all the time. You never get a break.
Day in and day out (and all through the night!) you are meeting everyone else's needs.
You are nurturing relationships with each one of your children and that takes a lot out of you.
You love your kids fiercely and you are also a person. That needs taking care of.
When and how do you take care of yourself?
My friend and fellow life coach Amanda Louder believes that one way we, as women, and as moms, can take care of ourselves is through sex.
A lot of us have been conditioned to believe that sex is for the man. And that our husbands are just one more person that we need to take care of. But if you look at the sexual differences between men and women, maybe God actually had something different in mind.
Listen in to this episode to learn more.
Amanda Louder is a Certified Sex & Marriage Coach who helps Christian men & women overcome their obstacles to create a more emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically intimate relationship. She is also the host of the Sex for Saints Podcast that has over 1 Million Downloads.
In addition to being a coach, Amanda is also a wife to Kevin, and mom and step-mom to 5 kids, ranging in ages from 14-23. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching her kids play sports, fishing, and camping.
If you are ready for support in this area, you can contact Amanda through her website or on instagram:
And, as always, when you need a boost in any of your relationships, sign up for a FREE RBC (Relationship Boost Call) at dropthewar.com/appointments
Stop LYING To Yourself!
Satan is the father of lies.
He takes truth and changes it just enough so it's harder to discern that it is a lie.
We have to be aware of this.
And consciously sift through the 60,000 thoughts we have a day to find and discard the lies.
You do not have to believe every thought that crosses your mind.
A LOT of them are lies.
We need to get awareness with acceptance in order to live in alignment.
How do we know if what we're thinking is true or not?
Your body will tell you.
Thoughts all cause vibrations in the body that we refer to as emotions.
How does that thought feel?
What is the message that your feelings are trying to tell you?
Is it true?
You ARE Not your feelings.
If you are in the habit of saying "I am Angry or I am impatient", those are lies.
You ARE Good. And you FEEL all the feels. And that's ok. You don't need to IDENTIFY with the feeling. It's just an emotion. Not a label.
You also might be lying in your Action Line.
What are you doing that is out of alignment with your true self?
We may even be lying unconsciously in our actions. Our efficient brains memorize patterns of behavior that send out lies to those around us.
If we are practiced at being overwhelmed and frustrated, we are snippy with our kids and annoyed when they interrupt us, and the child will interpret our actions as the lie that we don't love them. Of course we love them! And we are feeling feels that are driving actions that are lying.
We HAVE to stop lying to ourselves and to everyone around us!
Through my AAA coaching framework. Awareness, Acceptance, and Alignment.
Go to dropthewar.com/appointments and sign up for your FREE RBC and I can support your in this journey to stop lying to yourself! It will change everything for you! Let's do it!!
"ADHD in Us and In Our Kids" with Brigette Little
Do you wonder if you or your kids have ADHD and what should you do about it? Brigette is here to answer a lot of those questions for us.
Brigette Little is a Certified Coach and Proud ADHDer
She is the Mom of 6 and Parent of ADHD kids
Avid learner and lover of all things funny and interesting
To learn more from her:
Instagram: @brigettelittlecoaching Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100041630636373 Website: https://www.brigettelittlecoaching.com/
And if you're ready to boost your relationship with one of your kiddos (especially as school is ending and summer is here!) I'd love to chat with you on zoom to support you! Sign up for your FREE RBC Relationship Boost Call at dropthewar.com/appointments
"Following your Intuition by Calming your Nervous System" with Megan Nicole Windhorst
Intuitive Parenting is being your own parenting expert and not having to look to outside sources for answers. You know best how to parent your own children.
Last episode we discussed that our sacred bodies are the user manual for this earth life, today is some specific hows to actually do so.
I have special guest and Intuition Coach, Megan Nicole Windhorst joining me to teach us more about how to tap into our own inner wisdom, heal our childhood wounds, believe in ourselves, reparent, etc. We've got ALL the goods for you today! Including actionable ideas that you can implement right away to start calming your nervous system in order to connect with your own intuitive parenting style.
Megan Windhorst is the owner and CEO of Megan Nicole Coaching LLC.
Megan is an intuition coach and nervous system expert helping women heal and connect deeply to their own inner knowing so that they can follow their soul's calling confidently. Megan is a former school counselor and teacher turned full time online entrepreneur. She holds a master's degree in counseling and a bachelor's degree in education. Megan is a best selling author, certified Reiki Master, certified breath-work facilitator, and an Intuitive.
Get access to all of her incredible offers here:
Free facebook group Intuition Connection https://www.facebook.com/groups/567386201090051/?ref=shareWww.instagram.com/coachmegannicole
Facebook: Megan Nicole Coaching https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057541642008&mibextid=ZbWKwL
As always, if you are ready to boost any relationship, sign up for a FREE RBC with me at dropthewar.com/appointments
And if you or anyone you know has a child with Type 1 Diabetes also, get access to our free T1D Moms Support Group call and all other resources at dropthewar.com/t1d
Your Sacred Body
Satan doesn't have a family or a body.
So he uses ours as his centers for attack.
We frequently talk about how to protect our families with love.
How about our bodies?
Body love is a hot topic right now and I think that is awesome.
Cause our prior cultural body shaming tactic didn't work and actually caused much more harm than good.
You cannot beat yourself up better.
Love and Acceptance is the only way to change.
I am offering a new 8 week coaching package to support you in your journey of self-love, body-love, and transforming into your aligned eternal self both inside and out.
Learn more in this episode and sign up for your FREE RBC if you want to ask me any questions before signing up for this great new offer!
How to get the Mother's Day that YOU WANT
Mother's Day is coming up and I want to help you get the Mother's Day experience that YOU WANT!
Listen in for all the tips tricks and tools to have the BEST Mother's Day EVER!
Because You ARE a Good Mom!
And when you believe that, you can receive the love and compliments from everyone else around you.
Happy Mother's Day, my friends!!
Be sure to listen before Sunday so that you can make it all that you want it to be!
Getting on the Same Page
Co-Parenting is so hard.
Your brain's job is to prove itself right.
So you are right.
Which means your husband must be wrong if he doesn't agree with you.
This is not a useful function of our brain in this circumstance.
We need to manage that default setting with some intentional thoughts that will serve us and our families better.
On our T1D Moms Support Group call today we talked about how to get on the same page with our spouse.
Do you ever struggle with that?
Whether you have a child with type 1 diabetes or not, if you have a child and you have someone else who you coordinate care of that child with, this episode is for you!
I am sharing a bouquet of new thoughts for you to try on right in time for Mother's Day!
Let your husband and kids appreciate you in the best way that they know how. It won't be exactly right but they are trying.
And when you believe that you ARE a Good Mom, you will receive that love more graciously.
More about that on my upcoming Mother's Day Podcast
Loving and Accepting Yourself
When I tell you that you ARE a Good Mom, what comes up for you?
All the "yeah buts"
"reasons" why you think that you are not a good mom.
But nothing you can tell me that you did, thought, or felt will convince me that you are anything but a Good Mom.
Because I know that God Loves and Accepts you.
Just as you ARE!
Even just as you are today.
In your imperfect state making all sorts of mistakes.
And when you can love and accept your flawed self, then and only then can you make improvements.
I promise that this is how it works.
If you don't believe me, just try it!
(and take my free masterclass at dropthewar.com/believe)
And if you want to join me and thousands of others who are working on retraining our brains to love and accept ourselves, get Brooke Snow's Co Create App at https://brookesnow.com/app/
Your Child's Behavior
No matter how old your kids are, the number one LIE that your brain is telling you is that their behavior means that you are a bad mom.
That is just NOT TRUE!
You ARE a Good Mom! No matter how your child is behaving or no matter how they "turn out"!
Just try to believe that with me for a minute.
Your child's behavior does NOT determine whether you are a good mom or not.
Well then, what does?
How do I know if I'm a good mom?
You just decide right now to believe that you inherently ARE Good.
It's who you Are!
And that doesn't change by what you do or by what your kids are doing.
We all make mistakes but those mistakes do not affect our worth.
If you need help disbelieving this lie, check out my free prerecorded masterclass at dropthewar.com/believe
For more on this secret and my other top 3 secrets to keep your sanity as a mom dropthewar.com/4-secrets
And if you're ready to get support, I'd love to help you drop your limiting beliefs on a free zoom chat dropthewar.com/appointments to find a time that works for both of us.
You don't have to believe every lie your brain wants to tell you.
Take charge of your own beliefs that serve you best.
Believe you ARE a Good Mom!
No matter what your kids are doing!
"Up-Leveling our Lives" with Heather Rackham
Heather Rackham is the face and voice of the Latter-Day Saint Life Coach Directory.
She is also the host of the Latter-Day Life Coaches podcast.
After making such amazing transformations in her own life from coaching, Heather certified as a life coach herself and then decided that one way that she could help the most people get those same transformations is by creating a place where latter-day saints can come searching for a coach in one place. And the directory was born.
In our chat today we dig in deeper to what those personal transformations were for Heather and why it is so awesome to have a coach!
Maybe you already love your life. So what is a coach for, then? Well, what if there is more? It's fun to up-level from good. There doesn't have to be a big problem that we need to fix, but as humans, we are wired to progress and to grow. We crave the need to continually move forward.
We all understand the basic physical maintenance that our bodies need. We go to the doctor and dentist for routine check ups. A life coach does the same for our mental and emotional health.
Listen in for more about that and be sure to check out the directory to find a coach that resonates the most for you.
and on instagram where we go Live every Wednesday with different topics combining faith and coaching.
Heather and I, along with dozens of our amazing coach colleagues also recently participated in a virtual summit which you can purchase lifetime access to HERE! The Courageous Discipleship Summit. How to keep your faith strong while your loved ones are questioning their beliefs.
And, as always, if you'd like to up-level any relationship in your life, sign up for a FREE RBC with me at dropthewar.com/appointments and to learn more about HOW to Believe you ARE a Good Mom, check out my free masterclass at dropthewar.com/believe
You ARE Special by Max Lucado
You ARE Special! and You ARE a Good Mom!!
Are you familiar with Max Lucado's children's book called "You Are Special"?
It's a great book for humans of all ages, actually.
I love love love it!
It's my favorite!!
And that is really saying something cause I love a LOT of children's books.
In this book he tells the story of a little wooden boy named Punchinello who gets lots of bad marks and decides to make that mean that he is a bad Wemmick.
But he meets a friend named Lucia who doesn't have dots or starts, nothing sticks on her!
I won't spoil the whole book for you, but listen in to the episode to learn HOW to Believe you ARE a Good Mom from Max Lucado's book.
And be sure to be the Lucia in your friend's lives by sharing this episode and this podcast.
We don't have to let other people's judgements define who we are!
God made you, you ARE Good!
You are not a mistake. You make mistakes, but that's all part of the plan for our learning and growth.
Through Jesus Christ, we can be make stronger through the repeated mistakes, picking ourselves up, not beating ourselves further down, quickly forgiving ourselves, asking for forgiveness from God and the offended, dust it off, and try again. and again. and again. Through the reps we get stronger! Jesus will help us!
Daily as we turn to God and remember who we ARE we will make the improvements we are yearning for.
You've got this Momma!!!
You can purchase this and so many more amazing books by Max Lucado here. Thank you for shining your light, Max, and sharing your love and wisdom with the world!!
Being Present is the BEST Present!
Our kids want to be heard and understood.
When they talk and we interrupt with corrections, comments, or critiques, they will stop talking to us.
And that would not be good!
So if you want to join me on this journey of getting more present in order to listen for understanding, check out today's podcast!
In our busy world, busy schedules, and busy brains it is really hard to silence the noise and listen.
It is hard to even find the time to be present with our kids and when we finally find the time, they're not in the mood.
So we have to be sure to have our needs met in order to be ready for them when they need us.
This is what we work on in coaching.
Give it a try with your FREE RBC Relationship Boost Call.
Who is your kid that you have the hardest time keeping your cool around? Who pushes your buttons the most? Who knows exactly how to trigger you?
Let's improve your relationship with that sweet kiddo!
God gave you them for a reason!!
There is SO much goodness you can learn from your triggers.
There are glorious opportunities to re-parent yourself, to heal your own childhood wounds.
Let me guide you, it's so Good!
Sign up for a free zoom chat with me at dropthewar.com/appointments
How to Not Burn Out with Wendy Schofer MD
Feeling a little burnt out?
Dr Wendy Schofer generously shares her burn out story with us and gives us tips on how to not burn out in our Motherhood.
If our energy levels come from our thought/feeling combinations, paying attention to what our thoughts and feelings even are gives us half the battle of regaining more precious energy in our busy days.
You are not failing, you are just burnt out from beating yourself up with thoughts of not being enough.
We have to catch those sneaky thoughts, remind ourselves that that they are lies, and redirect to the truth that you ARE a Good Mom!
Wendy Schofer, MD is the straight-talking pediatrician and life coach who specializes in helping parents learn how to raise kids to be healthy at every weight. Life doesn't revolve around portion control and the scale, and neither should our approach to health.
Learn how to love your kids and let them love themselves as they are, while creating lifelong healthy relationships with food, body and self.
Free "Weight Loss 101 for Your Whole Family" Mini-Course: www.wendyschofermd.com/weight-loss-101 ----
I KNOW! Parents kept asking me, "Where is Weight Loss 101?"
I answered that question and more: with the info that they actually need to hear, like why weight loss shouldn't be the focus for kids.
And when you are ready to really start believing that you ARE a Good Mom, check out my free masterclass at dropthewar.com/believe
Want help with your relationship with your kiddo?
I am still doing FREE RBCs!! Relationship Boost Calls!
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Good Friday and Good Moms
Happy Holy Week, my friends!
What are you and your family doing to celebrate the most important weekend of the year?!
We all make a big deal out of the Birth of the Savior at Christmas, but if it wasn't for Easter, there would be no Christmas.
Jesus Christ overcame sin and death! We can be forgiven, we are strengthened through our trials and sorrows, and we will be resurrected just as he was on Sunday Morning!
Today is Good Friday. Why do we call the darkest day of the year good? The day that Jesus suffered for every sin of every human being. The day that he felt everything that we feel? Do you only feel good? He felt all of the good, the bad, and the unbearable. He suffered for all. He knows you. He knows what you are going though. He's felt it all. And because he's been there, he can support us through it. And that IS Good! That is the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
You ARE a Good Mom! But sometimes our good feels like Good Friday. Heavy, dark, betrayed, accused, bleeding, sorrowing, sinful, guilt, hurt, sad, and lonely.
We all have to go through the hard stuff.
It’s an important part of life.
And it IS endurable when we know the bigger picture.
Sunday will come!
Light, love, happiness, joy, peace, hope, and new life!
Hang on through the dark times, morning always comes.
Because of Him!
Happy Easter, my friend! May the love, joy, and peace of Christ be with you this week and always is my prayer for you!
In the name of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace Himself, Amen!!
How to find answers to your parenting questions with Marielle Melling
Are you having a hard time with your littles and you don't know what to do?
Is life so crazy, chaotic, and you get swept up in the mayhem?
Did you know that you can feel peace amidst the chaos?
And that You have the answers within yourself!
Marielle Melling helps us today with finding answers to our questions. She uses her AWAY framework.
A-Apart, take some time apart from the problem to study and get in-tuned
W-Walk in your child's shoes, try to see things from their point of view
A- Appreciate what's going well
Y-You can do, focus on what's in your control
Marielle shares more of this wisdom live every Wednesday on instagram "Move and Muse"
You can also find her at
When you're ready to learn more about How to Believe you ARE a Good Mom, get my free masterclass at dropthewar.com/believe
And all you other T1D Moms, join our free support group calls on Tuesday mornings, sign up at dropthewar.com/t1d
"Alone Time is NOT Selfish!" with Elizabeth Andreyevskiy
Nobody benefits when you're running on empty, and nobody suffers when you take care of yourself.
It's not that you are more important than your kids, it's that you Are important also!
Self care and alone time, my friends, is NOT selfish!
You cannot pour from an empty cup and you must put on your own oxygen mask first.
Elizabeth is a stress coach for Christian moms. She is the host of Emotionally Healthy Legacy podcast and a mom of 4. Elizabeth is super passionate about mental health and emotional wellness in motherhood. She helps overwhelmed Christian moms reduce the mental stress so they can respond with patience and calm towards their kids. She teaches proactive ways to be less stressed, prioritizing moms needs without guilt and ways to regulate emotions when feeling triggered.
To get her help with "5 ways to calm down when you are getting triggered"
If you are a T1D Mom, sign up for our support group calls HERE
FREE RBC Relationship Boost Call HERE
Believe you ARE a Good Mom Masterclass HERE
You ARE 100%
Your worth is NOT determined by your works!
You ARE 100% Valuable
You Are 100% Good
You Are 100% Beautiful
You Are 100% Magnificent
You Are 100%.
You Are 100% Lovable
You Are 100%!
You just ARE
Your value is set
There is nothing you can do to change it.
Who you ARE never wanes.
It's not one of your batteries that drains and needs to be recharged.
It just IS.
The worth of souls is Great in the sight of God.
You are 100% Great!
You just ARE!
Because of HIM.
Jesus Christ makes it all possible.
Happy Palm Sunday, friends!
For more celebrations of this Holy Week check out Easter.comeuntochrist.org
Jesus Christ is the strength of YOU.
He is the strength of families.
He is the strength of parents.
As we learned from Elder Uchtdorf yesterday
Rewatch that talk and all the others from General Conference at www.churchofjesuschrist.org
And to start applying it specifically to you, dropthewar.com/believe for the free masterclass to Believe you ARE a Good Mom!
Welcome Jesus into your Life
Have you heard of the most awesome, inspiring, motivational, uplifting, FREE Event that is happening THIS weekend?!! And you can tap in virtually from your own couch in your jammies?!
We call it General Conference which sounds stuffy and boring but it is packed with the Holy Spirit and messages straight from Jesus Christ to his Prophet and Apostles in our day!!
What?! Yes! God has called a prophet to the earth again! A modern day Moses! The people in Noah's day needed to be warned about the flood if they didn't repent. What do we need to be warned of? What does God want to tell us now? What messages does He have for YOU specifically?
Come find out!!
Live stream all the sessions from www.churchofjesuschrist.org to celebrate Palm Sunday weekend!
I can't wait!!!
And if you miss it live, you can watch the recordings anytime. In fact, you can watch all of the past conferences on there now to get a taste of what's to come. It is literally the BEST event happening in the WORLD this weekend!!
"Sidekick to Hero" with Joey Mascio
Joey Mascio is a life coach for teens and you're not going to want to miss this incredible app that he is developing to help our kids learn all of the important mental and emotional resilience principles! Check it out at: www.sidekicktohero.com And more from Joey at: www.joeymascio.com Secrets for an Awesome Life Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/secrets-for-an-awesome-life/id1504492900 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joey_sidekicktohero/
"I just want something" with Jennie Lakenan
Are you living your dream as a Stay at Home Mom but sometimes it doesn't feel like the "Happily Every After" you thought it'd be?
Do you find yourself saying "I just want something" to help you feel more alive, more like yourself, more fulfilled, more validated?
Then do you feel guilty that being a mom just doesn't feel like enough even though you're thoroughly exhausted and drained?
Do you feel bad wondering about getting fulfillment outside of motherhood?
As if being a mom is supposed to be the end all be all of your existence and should meet all of your very complicated human needs?
If so, Mama, You are NOT alone!!
A LOT of us have felt this way and on the podcast today I have special guest Jennie Lakenan who will share with us her similar story.
She resisted a lot of these feelings also but after she found coaching, she realized that it was not only ok to feel this way, but embracing her true self and her God-given desires was actually the biggest gift that she could give her children!
Jennie Lakenan is now a certified digital business consultant and certified life coach in addition to being a Good Mom to three young girls. When she discovered coaching in 2018, her life transformed for the better. She quickly saw the need in the coaching industry for website services for coaches, and founded her design agency. Her mission is to get more coaching into the world by helping other coaches to promote and grow their businesses via extraordinary websites and strategic marketing. jennielakenan.com
And if any of this resonates with you and you'd like to learn more about coaching and how You can also embrace all the feels to create your dream life, sign up for a FREE RBC Relationship Boost Call with me at dropthewar.com/appointments to get started! You CAN live happily ever after in the life that you choose!
Motivations to Be a Good Mom
What is your motivation to be a good mom?
What are you trying to prove?
Who are you trying to impress?
Or is it just who you Are?
Tap in to find out more
And when you're ready to really start Believing that you ARE a Good Mom, get the free masterclass at dropthewar.com/believe
"Break Through the Hard" with Kimberly Nichols
Kimberly Nichols is the Resilience Coach for Moms. She helps moms find more joy even when mom life is hard and discover their power & strength within to be the mom they want to be for their teens & tweens.
Being a mom is part of the adventure of becoming. It doesn’t have to be a struggle. She believes that you can still love your life even when it’s hard.
4 Power Thoughts to Help You Get Through the Hard
When we think that we are supposed to feel happy all of the time, we also think there is something wrong with us when we don't. But as Kimberly has learned and now teaches through life coaching, that just isn't true. There is nothing wrong with you if you are feeling any sort of way. It's all part of the human experience.
The journey from caterpillar to butterfly is a beautiful symbol in nature of Our Eternal nature. This earth life often feels like the gooey middle phase but we can break through the hard and come out the beautiful butterflies that we are destined to become through Jesus Christ who strengthens us and enables us to do the hard things we can't do alone yet.
When we believe that all of the hard stuff is for our growth and development, it helps us endure it faithfully and gives it purpose.
Learn more from Kimberly @ chrysaliscoachingwithkimberly.com/links
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"Inclusion and Belonging" with Jodi Schilling
Jodi Schilling is a certified life coach for world-changers, a mental health advocate, and behavior support specialist in schools. She’s also a mom of 4 neurodiverse adult kids and the host of The Good Mom podcast. She believes strongly in equity, inclusion, and strength-based approaches to problems.
When asked what changes she would like to see in the world, we had a great discussion about inclusion and belonging. Acceptance goes both ways and it starts with accepting ourselves. Listen in for more!
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