DiscoverMom Struggling Well
Mom Struggling Well
Claim Ownership

Mom Struggling Well

Author: Emily Thomas, Rebecca Smith & Kate Ordway

Subscribed: 5,268Played: 83,107
Share

Description

Join us as we engage with our community finding perspective shifts that help us move from struggling to struggling WELL. It's not entirely about parenthood or struggles though, it's funny too. I double-dog dare you to subscribe and then tell everyone you know. 
339 Episodes
Reverse
What you are hearing right now is a small portion from our Patreon episode that went out this week. If you want to join the Patreon community, head on over here to receive this full episode and many many more! You'll also get the unedited video version of each Patreon episode if you want to see all of the bloopers before your very eyes. You won't regret it, see you soon! WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Are you into: body suits (shirt thongs), shoulder pads & gummy candies. Adventuring Together: How to Create Connections and Make Lasting Memories with Your Kids by Greta Eskridge Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today's Young Kids by Kristen A Jenson What's the Big Deal?: Why God Cares About Sex (God's Design for Sex) by Stan Jones We Should Pray Podcast KS: Solo parenting, the movie The Father, kids making bad choices with electronics  GL: Rebecca’s new internet crush @amandavernonmusic, the perfect s’mores, Mitchell’s vs. the Machines *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECCA: website | instagram | patreon CONNECT WITH KATE: instagram | website | patreon CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon BIG SISTER VOICEMAIL LINE:If you are a mom of older kids and have wisdom to share, call us! 203.871.1683 SHARE THE STRUGGLE!If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon | Amazon *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
#276: Problem Solved

#276: Problem Solved

2021-05-3153:47

Why is it so hard to find lyrically appropriate music for kids that has beats they actually like? How can I navigate a relationship with a suicidal friend? How can I help my kiddo struggle well through a huge disappointment? Help me through the intense energy shift (which is just a nice phrase for total meltdown) at certain times of day.  We solve these and so many more listener problems in this episode. We couldn’t get to all of them, but there were so many relatable ones! We decided we want to bring this segment back every month and start bringing on experts to help us solve them. If you have problems you want solved, email hello@momstrugglingwell.com and we may get to yours on the next Problem Solved!WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Insight Development Plan for kiddos to build character through journal prompts We created a collaborative playlist on Spotify: Beats for Young Girls! Advice for having a healthy relationship with a suicidal person in your life National suicide prevention lifeline: 800.273.8255 Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud Encouragement for a young Strugg who is disappointed with the part they got in a play Em is bringing back fake news segments per Strugg request  Possible solutions for nail biting Practical tip to Struggle Well through grief Embracing (not avoiding) the after school meltdown How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self by Dr. Nicole LePera KS: Rebecca is not moving as soon as she hoped, Emily has too much junk food in her face at work, Kate wants to burn Big Boy’s sweat pants GL: Rebecca’s depression & anxiety meds are kicking in, Em is using insight development plans as a consequence, Kate is loving the book How to do the Work *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECCA: website | instagram | patreon CONNECT WITH KATE: instagram | website | patreon CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon BIG SISTER VOICEMAIL LINE:If you are a mom of older kids and have wisdom to share, call us! 203.871.1683 EPISODE SPONSORS: Trust & Will: get 10% plus FREE SHIPPING of your customized legal documentsCubo Ai: use code MSW for $10 off your purchaseSongfinch: use code MSW for a total of $70 off the perfect giftBrightbox: use code MSW to get a free add on in your box! SHARE THE STRUGGLE!If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon | Amazon *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
What you are hearing right now is a small portion from our Patreon episode that went out this week. If you want to join the Patreon community, head on over here to receive this full episode and many many more! You'll also get the unedited video version of each Patreon episode if you want to see all of the bloopers before your very eyes. You won't regret it, see you soon! WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Bringing back the faith chats with a new segment called Frank Faith Rebecca is deconstructing her faith and separating it from religion Bottom line: she wants her kids to grow to live Jesus like she does. The Chosen series Em is talking through her own struggles with her kids to model how God had provided before and will again Kate fesses up that she doesn’t pray with her kids normally but it happened on accident and it actually worked! We share our own concerns about taking verses from the Bible out of context Rebecca has a new girl crush on a new Lindsey @createdcolorful KS: Rebecca wants to know her season, Kate stuck to her parenting guns, Em resigned from her management position GL: Rebecca is loving the podcast under the influence, Kate is loving yard work, Em is loving her patio time *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECCA: website | instagram | patreon CONNECT WITH KATE: instagram | website | patreon CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon BIG SISTER VOICEMAIL LINE:If you are a mom of older kids and have wisdom to share, call us! 203.871.1683 SHARE THE STRUGGLE!If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon | Amazon *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
#275: Self-Care

#275: Self-Care

2021-05-1757:54

What is self-care and who decides? Some people know exactly what they need and others feel lost. This week we are talking about the things we do to help us not run away from home. Next time you are feeling pressure building, use this tip! Imagine changing your struggle switch to a struggle dial. Ask yourself what you would need to turn your struggle down to a more manageable level and voila, you know what self-care will look like for you today.WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Strugg suggestions for self-care What we do to help us not run away from home Rookyloo, wind sock, air pillow (lounge pillow) Homemade iced coffee maker we love Kate has doctor-dysphoria and Rebecca has doctor-phobia  KS: Parent involved swim lessons, jiu jitsu + switch standoff,  kid electronic chords GL: Rebecca’s quiet afternoon, Em’s dry spiritual time ending, Kate’s new counselor *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECCA: website | instagram | patreon CONNECT WITH KATE: instagram | website | patreon CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon BIG SISTER VOICEMAIL LINE:If you are a mom of older kids and have wisdom to share, call us! 203.871.1683 EPISODE SPONSORS: iD Tech: Code MSW for $100 offCuboAi: Code MSW for $10 offKiwiCo: Code MSW 30% your first month + FREE Shipping SHARE THE STRUGGLE!If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon | Amazon *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
What you are hearing right now is a small portion from our Patreon episode that went out this week. If you want to join the Patreon community, head on over here to receive this full episode and many many more! You'll also get the unedited video version of each Patreon episode if you want to see all of the bloopers before your very eyes. You won't regret it, see you soon! WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Save the date for our live event Sunday May 16th at 8PM Central! Rebecca’s ring light failed her multiple times during this episode  Would you rather: Wake up in undies at work or naked in the woods 20 miles from home? Would you rather: Watch a scary movie or go to a haunted house? Would you rather: Feel like you have to pee all the time or not know when you’re peeing? Family counseling to help with day-to-day communications with Connected Families  Em’s upcoming surgery and recovery concerns  Rebecca is getting mental health help! Kate is taking lots of trips this summer, beginning with a stop at Sandwich Lot’s of revelations on cussing Big Sister Voicemails from Emily Laker and Stephanie Ackerman  CONNECT WITH REBECCA: website | instagram | patreon CONNECT WITH KATE: instagram | website | patreon CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon BIG SISTER VOICEMAIL LINE:If you are a mom of older kids and have wisdom to share, call us! 203.871.1683 SHARE THE STRUGGLE!If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon | Amazon *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
#274: Mom Hacks

#274: Mom Hacks

2021-05-0301:01:48

The Struggs came through again by sharing some of the best mom hacks we have ever heard! We share our own hacks like how to remind yourself that your kids are new to this earth, how to manage household chores and what you should hide in your bedroom to stretch your quiet time in the morning to its max capacity. Make sure to listen to end, we may be taking MSW in a new direction and the bloopers can not be missed!WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Save the date for our Mother’s Day Live Event! 5.16.21 8PM Central Rebecca’s hacks: Wallpaper (surprisingly) from Rifle Paper Co, Swedish ladders, chore sticks Em’s hacks: Calling your kids on the phone, sticking to your guns for consequences Kate’s hacks: Bulk peanut butter & jelly prep, Keurig in your bedroom Making things easy: Mini-fridge for your personal snacks, pizza cutters for kiddo food, sort laundry by person not color, frisbees for kids eating in the car, keeping crib mattresses under your bed for easy access & no PJ’s ever! Making things fun: Picnics, shaving cream on tin foil outside, glow sticks for road trips Making thing safe: Parental controls on your router KS: 3AM purchases, returning clothes all weekend, mental health struggles GL: Verb bars, breeo smokeless fire pit, big boy love & Disney trips *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECKY: website | instagram | patreon CONNECT WITH KATE: instagram | website | patreon CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon BIG SISTER VOICEMAIL LINE:If you are a mom of older kids and have wisdom to share, call us! 203.871.1683 EPISODE SPONSORS: PrepDish: Use this link for two free weeks of meal plansChime: Apply now!Prose: Use this link for a free in-depth hair quiz + 15% off SHARE THE STRUGGLE!If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon | Amazon *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
What you are hearing right now is a small portion from our Patreon episode that went out this week. If you want to join the Patreon community, head on over here to receive this full episode and many many more! You'll also get the unedited video version of each Patreon episode if you want to see all of the bloopers before your very eyes. You won't regret it, see you soon! WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: I’ve always wanted: To be called Amile, get a bracelet tattoo & float on a lazy river Commiserating with Rebecca on how parenting can feel like a prison sentence  Poor communication with the professionals in our lives Update on the MSW theme song writer (originally from songfinch) Katie Rose Stump Lattes that are giving us life: Rose flavored + at-home mochas Big Sister’s Jeanie Russell-Dahl and Beth Tessier speak to parenting siblings Doing Life with Your Adult Children by Jim Burns *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECCA: website | instagram | patreon CONNECT WITH KATE: instagram | website | patreon CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon SHARE THE STRUGGLE!If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon | Amazon *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
When it comes to your clothes, what’s your hangup? Can’t find a style that feels authentic to you? Do you have pieces in your closet that you love but never wear? Find out why in this episode + hear a fashion expert answer relatable style issues that Struggs wrote in with! Meet Lindsey: She’s been every size from an 8 to a 22. She’s a working professional, a stay-at-home mom, and now a self-employed entrepreneur and creator of Fashion Fix who has experienced it all and has the wonderful ability to relate to women, no matter where they are in life! Her experience and journey with body image and style have given her the tools that will empower ladies and give them the confidence they want in their wardrobe! When she’s not styling or shopping with clients, you can find her spending too much time at the Mall of America, chasing toddlers, and looking for the next best lipstick to add to her arsenal! WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Lindsey’s advice to change your clothes, not your body Identifying how to shop for fit, not size Rebecca’s experience with Lindsey’s virtual style consultation How to find your body shape How to create a comfortable wardrobe for the new mom Old Navy Leggings What to look for in tops for everyday casual wear: slub, vintage or boyfriend. What to avoid: perfect, classic or everyday Quick way to find your complimentary colors  How to avoid over spending and under buying   *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH LINDSEY: website | instagram | facebook CONNECT WITH REBECKY: website | instagram | patreon CONNECT WITH KATE: instagram | website | patreon EPISODE SPONSORS: KiwiCo:  30% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code MSWBulldog Yoga: Try for your first 30 days free with code MSWCoastal: 30% off your first pair of glasses + FREE shipping with code MSW30iD Tech Camps: Use this link for $100 off iD Tech’s Virtual Tech Camps with code MSW  SHARE THE STRUGGLE!If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon | Amazon *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
What you are hearing right now is a small portion from our Patreon episode that went out this week. If you want to join the Patreon community, head on over here to receive this full episode and many many more! You'll also get the unedited video version of each Patreon episode if you want to see all of the bloopers before your very eyes. You won't regret it, see you soon!   WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Are You Into That: What the gush & yes day Gas station fears revealed Have you tried Guava Sao Paulo, black razzberry or orange vanilla seltzers? Navigating as a military spouse Shout out to Singleton Tattoo, Texas Reminiscing on Boyz II Men + Jem and the Holograms Can we stop talking about the bunny butt cake now? GL: Our text threads, Kate’s trampoline, Em’s succulent sleeve KS: Shoe size charts, co-parenting, Em’s sweet MIL heading to heaven *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECCA: website | instagram | patreon CONNECT WITH KATE: instagram | website | patreon CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon SHARE THE STRUGGLE!If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon | Amazon *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
#272: Sibling Conflict

#272: Sibling Conflict

2021-04-0559:07

Do you march in the moment your kids start fighting and control the situation? Maybe you play it cool and slowly simmer until you explode like a momster. Newsflash: we do some version of this too. In this episode we share our own shortcomings and listener problems so that you know you’re not alone in the struggle with siblings. Listen for perspective shifts on how to parent siblings well + reminders of the beautiful parts of our jobs as Mamas.  WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Stash It or Trash It: Peeps Delights + KitKat Lemon Crisps We share where we think we fall short when it comes to parenting siblings We have tips on: tattling, taunting & teen tudes Reminder to meet your kids where they are developmentally The beauty in seeing your kids as individual subjects of study + figuring out how to parent them uniquely  Team building ideas for your sibling children The new “go to your room!” from Jim and Lynn Jackson of Connected Families Paul David Tripp: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family The Parent Cue Workbooks Struggs suggest following @ourmamavillage on IG If you have walked this road before us, call the Mom Struggling Well Line at 203.871.1683 and leave us a tip so that we can all learn from you Big Sisters! KS: Rebecca’s still I will praise you potty plunging, Kate’s toe tumor, Em’s misshapen feet GL: Rebecca’s Casely phone case, Kate loves Sara Bareilles, Em is getting a Peloton *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECKY: website | instagram | patreon CONNECT WITH KATE: instagram | website | patreon CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon EPISODE SPONSORS: PrepDish: Use this link for two free weeks of meal plansBulldog Yoga: Try for your first 30 days free with code MSWCoastal: 30% off your first pair of glasses + FREE shipping with code MSW30MoinkBox: Use this link to get FREE ground Beef for a Year SHARE THE STRUGGLE!If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon | Amazon *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
What you are hearing right now is a small portion from our Patreon episode that went out this week. If you want to join the Patreon community, head on over here to receive this full episode and many many more! You'll also get the unedited video version of each Patreon episode if you want to see all of the bloopers before your very eyes. You won't regret it, see you soon!   WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: MSW Boutique coming soon! Vinny Thomas on IG for laughs The Whole Cook on IG for quick easy recipes Em & Kate’s experience with Whole30 The story of Em’s husband “Pie” Rebecca’s fridge is overflowing with breast milk Depression and a serious conversation about suicide and PMDD  Rebecky is mad about ads and is taking her Au Pair to Carolina  Kate is loving hemp hearts + Em is working on her patio in a healthy way Yuliya announced the Strugg of the week *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECCA: website | instagram | patreon CONNECT WITH KATE: instagram | website | patreon CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon SHARE THE STRUGGLE!If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon | Amazon *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
#271: Grieving Well

#271: Grieving Well

2021-03-2201:07:25

There are no magical phrases that smooth the rough edges of grief so how can you help a friend grieve well? If you’ve lost someone you love, this one will make you feel seen. If you happen to be in a season of grief yourself,  grab some tissues and settle in. Rebecca asks us about our recent experience and we give you our very raw version. Listen for perspective shifts on how to grieve well and keep your eyes open to see the sweetness God provides in the darkest times.WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Leave a review in March and you will be entered to win a Stash it or Trash it item to try with us! The new Better Life Bags embossed leather  Jennifer, Sarah and Katherine’s are topping the Patreon Strugg charts The importance of understanding that all grief counts The different roles we play in the grieving process Kate is working on creating a corner of the internet where those grieving can place messages that they would send to their loved ones. Stay tuned! How to take advantage of moments with those you know you will lose Grieving complicated relationships  How to plan for the eventual grief How to help a friend grieve well + things to avoid The number one tip to help someone you know grieve well The importance of exploring your strengths and weaknesses in grief How to love your family well when it comes to diving up sentimental belongings   How to share your story of grief while being thoughtful of others grieving with you Hope in the Dark: Believing God Is Good When Life Is Not by Craig Groeschel Ways God was sweet to us in our grief Peloton app and hashtag #strugglingwell Killing us softly: Rebecca’s passwords, Em’s career choice, Kate’s volunteering Giving us life: Rebecca is loving her body + exercise, Em loves the show Psych,  Kate is feeling empowerment in grief *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECKY: website | instagram | patreon CONNECT WITH KATE: instagram | website | patreon CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon EPISODE SPONSORS: Ana Luisa: Treat yourself and your loved ones with a unique gift. Use this link and get 10% off Barber Mom: Use this link and promo code MSW for $10 off a Lifetime MembershipKiwiCo: Get 30% off your first month with promo code MSWChime: Use this link to apply now and join the millions on Chime SHARE THE STRUGGLE!If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon | Amazon *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
What you are hearing right now is a small portion from our Patreon episode that went out this week. If you want to join the Patreon community, head on over here to receive this full episode and many many more! You'll also get the unedited video version of each Patreon episode if you want to see all of the bloopers before your very eyes. You won't regret it, see you soon! WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Are you into listening to pods and books on 1.5 speed? Are you into a long shower pre-game? Em is adding rain to her prayer list + rainwater catchers look like this Are you into the #freebritney movement? NYTimes Documentary Kate has baby-fever because of listening to Maisy every week Rebecky’s upcoming science experiment with measuring cups Emily has to end her ninja shoe tiek kick Rebecky shares an amazing Olive Garden chicken recipe Barber Mom classes have improved Kate’s hair cutting skills (use code MSW for $10 off) Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds by Jen Wilkin  *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECKY: website | instagram | patreon CONNECT WITH KATE: instagram | website | patreon CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon SHARE THE STRUGGLE!If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon | Amazon *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
We talked about doing the grownup this week, guys. You asked for it and we finally delivered with a Problem Solved: Marriage. Was this uncomfortable? Sure was! Do we KNOW that it will serve you well to hear from other moms struggling well on the topic? One hundred percent! Here are some of the things we were asked. “I’ve been married forever and I don’t like my spouse anymore, what should I do?” Rebecky has an amazing perspective shift to share on this.  “How do I handle the wildly different parenting style of my partner?” Emily nailed this one. “How can I make the grownup more enjoyable? Kate took this one (thank goodness) and it’s quite clever.WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Rebecky did her first ever intro to the show! This episode marks the birth of the “boop” How to find a middle ground on how often to do the “grownup” The pressure of your release after the 6 week postpartum appointment What does marriage look like after baby? Things to make the grownup more enjoyable: lube and heated blankets How to serve a spouse well who has high expectations If you are the spouse with high expectations, how to temper them Writing contracts as a family What if I don’t like my spouse anymore? + Rebecky’s perspective shift on this. Date night ideas: Virtual concerts Do teenagers = no sex? How do I handle wildly different parenting styles with my spouse? How do you decide on division of labor? Rebecky is anti-breakfast smells Dogs and red onions don’t mix Em’s new office is visually upsetting Sharon says so Show and movie suggestions: Selena, Firefly Lane, Badla *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECKY: website | instagram | patreon CONNECT WITH KATE: instagram | website | patreon CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon EPISODE SPONSORS: Ana Luisa: Treat yourself and your loved ones with a unique gift. Use this link and get 10% off. Prose: Visit prose.com/MSW for 15% off your first order today.Stamps.com: Use code MSW for a 4 week trial + free postage + digital scale.PrepDish: Visit PrepDish.com/MSW for two free weeks of meal planning. SHARE THE STRUGGLE!If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon | Amazon *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
What you are hearing right now is a small portion from our Patreon episode that went out this week. If you want to join the Patreon community, head on over here to receive this full episode and many many more! You'll also get the unedited video version of each Patreon episode if you want to see all of the bloopers before your very eyes. You won't regret it, see you soon! WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Honest reviews of Stitch Fix boxes  Stash it or Trash it: “Shitake” Mushroom Candy Canes  + Nature Valley Coconut Butter Biscuit Em & Kate on day 12 of a Whole 30 Beware of apple in-app purchases via touch ID  Kate wants her husbands seabag to be a no-see bag Em’s roomba named Fran is in trouble with Priscilla Macabee  Rebecca’s roomba Rosie may be renamed to Herb Kate is loving her free 10 minute workouts  Ways we help our kids that struggle with anger  Fran’s virtual wall boundaries  *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECKY: website | instagram | patreon CONNECT WITH KATE: instagram | website | patreon CONNECT WITH EMILY website | instagram | facebook | patreon SHARE THE STRUGGLE! If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon | Amazon *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
#269: Wrestling with God

#269: Wrestling with God

2021-02-2201:01:54

How can I trust that the bible is true? What do you do when you’re doubting your faith? What does it look like when your kids come to you with hard questions regarding religion? These are actual questions that came up in an especially candid episode released today. We didn’t know exactly where this conversation would take us and you may very well find parts of it that you disagree with. The great thing is, we are loved by a Father that welcomes the wrestling. The messiness is dialed up to about an 11 on this one! We are just three moms struggling (mostly) well through this hard and honest conversation. We invite you to listen through to the end and pray through the parts that you find uncomfortable, keeping in mind that we are clearly not pursuing perfection over here.WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Huge thank you to the Strugg community for helping us grieve WELL Our three minute faith journeys  Kate’s full episode on feeling behind as a Christian When your spouse does not share faith with you What to do when your faith is rocked by hard questions Homosexuality in our lives and in the Bible What quiet time looks like in our real lives Seamless bible study Cultivate What Matters journals  New Morning Mercies devotional Streams in the Desert devotional  Paul’s Leather Company Em’s simple tip for modeling Bible reading for your children Mildliners highlighters The painful sound of YouTubers Cabaret mascara and primer Peter Thomas Roth moisturizer for your declot The overwhelming feelings that come with a new job Kate’s bad cholesterol and an upcoming visit to a magician  Rebecky’s suggestion to shop around for car insurance companies Tieks Understanding the Gorilla Glue mishap *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECKY: website | instagram | patreon CONNECT WITH KATIE: instagram | website | patreon CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon EPISODE SPONSORS: Birchbox Inc: Use code “MSW” for 50% off your first box when you subscribe for 3 monthsNuCalm: Click for 30-day subscription + their money back guaranteePlushCare: Click to start your free 30-day trialKiwiCo: Use promo code MSW for 30% off your first month + FREE shipping SHARE THE STRUGGLE!If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon | Amazon *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
What you are hearing right now is a small portion from our Patreon episode that went out this week. If you want to join the Patreon community, head on over here to receive this full episode and many many more! You'll also get the unedited video version of each Patreon episode if you want to see all of the bloopers before your very eyes. You won't regret it, see you soon! WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Would you rather be covered in fur or covered in scales? Sweet chili garlic hummus Rebecky is looking into ear-igation for hearing loss Exploring: Does old age cause eyelashes to straighten? Emily and Rebecky have both broken their cars Rebecky is loving the Queens Gambit because it’s clean and interesting  Kate and Em share tricks to drink more water Em is getting a new luxurious bathtub & her kids are over it *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECKY: website | instagram | patreon CONNECT WITH KATIE: instagram | website | patreon CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon SHARE THE STRUGGLE!If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon | Amazon *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
Would you like to have an approach to cleaning that and will keep your mind calm, give your kids freedom to play AND teach them responsibility? Well, I am so excited for you to listen to this episode then!  The three of us have such different ways that we manage cleaning the house. I am in the ABC (always be cleaning) camp which is downright exhausting. Rebecca has genius tips about zoning your home that could not be more simple and Kate has a tip that will put a stop to the constantly-giving-direction-to-family-members fatigue. P.S. We FINALLY nailed down meta in this one! WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Scrub Daddy and Scrub Mommmy How to manage the division of labor Using kid’s reward-time space for their to-do item storage Using timers for progress bursts Laundry episodes from the Lazy Genius 1 & 2 Follows: @gocleanco & @house.peace Our favorites: Mrs. Meyers, Barkeepers & Thieves No shade to Goldie Hawn, just to her photographer Who What Wear crop pants Lume deodorant commercial *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECKY: website | instagram | patreon CONNECT WITH KATIE: instagram | website | patreon CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon EPISODE SPONSORS: Stamps.com: Use code MSW for a 4 week trial + free postage + digital scaleBirchbox: Use promo code MSW for 50% off your first box when you subscribe for 3+ monthsTrust & Will: Use this link and get 10% off + free shipping of your legal documentsAna Luisa: Use this link and get 15% off. Order by 2/10 for guaranteed standard shipping before v-day. SHARE THE STRUGGLE!If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon | Amazon *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
What you are hearing right now is a small portion from our Patreon episode that went out this week. If you want to join the Patreon community, head on over here to receive this full episode and many many more! You'll also get the unedited video version of each Patreon episode if you want to see all of the bloopers before your very eyes. You won't regret it, see you soon! WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Are you into that: spam sandwiches, double islands, among us! That wonderful toddler phase: dumping Katie’s power ranger beauty routine Em’s COVID vaccine experience  Zillow browsing: Fun or painful? Em is exploring Campral and continuing her alcohol experiment  *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECKY: website | instagram | patreon CONNECT WITH KATIE: instagram | website | patreon CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon SHARE THE STRUGGLE!If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW Patreon | Amazon *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
What do you wish you knew before heading to the hospital to have a baby? What invaluable nuggets did you learn when you had your little nugget? Since our sweet Rebecky had her fifth baby Smith this week it was the perfect time to talk about how to Struggle WELL with bebes. We shared our personal stories with adoption and childbirth and our amazing Strugg community came with crucial advice for what NOT to do after baby comes!WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: The joy of dermoplast and the practicality of depends Our adoption, breastfeeding and childbirth stories The upcoming birth of Rebecky’s fifth baby Smith Baby names for adopted children Childbirth during the pandemic  Gifts to bring for nurses: Black pens and office supplies   Abdominal binders for after a cesarean section White noise in headphones to help moms multi-task Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah Rebecky’s review of her Cinemood Emily’s promotion to Nurse Manager Seamless bible study by Angie Smith Growth Book from Growth Roots Co. *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECKY: website | instagram | patreon CONNECT WITH KATIE: instagram | website | patreon CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon EPISODE SPONSORS: PrepDish: Visit PrepDish.com/MSW for two free weeks of meal planningSakara: Visit Sakara.com/MSW or use code MSW to get 20% off your first orderNuCalm: Visit MSWNuCalm.com for 50% off your 30 day subsciption SHARE THE STRUGGLE!If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon | Amazon *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
loading
Comments (12)

Amanda Church

This podcast makes me feel like I'm in one of those old commercials for York Peppermint Patties - sweet and refreshing, delightful bursts of flavor and sister-snark, covered in dark chocolate. Emily, Kate and Rebeccy are giving me life!

Feb 25th
Reply

Dawn Michelle Burks

roomba self cleaning totally worth it mop totally not worth it.

Feb 23rd
Reply

lakeview blinds

Lakeview Blinds is the best place for getting highly secured and long-lasting shutters, awnings & Security Doors and windows. Visit us for getting top quality blinds, window shades, security screens, Awnings at affordable prices. http://www.lakeviewblinds.com.au/blinds

Aug 27th
Reply

lakeview blinds

Lakeview Blinds is the best place for getting highly secured and long-lasting shutters, awnings & Security Doors and windows. Visit us for getting top quality blinds, window shades, security screens, Awnings at affordable prices. Blinds

Aug 27th
Reply

JennyLyn Little

I have enjoyed courtney before, I'm going to grab this journal. for some reason my youngest is so different than all my other girls. hopefully this time to connect will help.

Apr 24th
Reply

Taylor Smothermon

wow! soooo grateful for this episode

Sep 5th
Reply

Taylor Smothermon

wow! I loved Kim stuart! What a life giving episode!

Dec 6th
Reply

Laura Willenburg

I think you just described sun-dried tomatoes in your podcast!

Aug 1st
Reply

Taylor Smothermon

Emily! I have 3 kids under 3 and this podcast has been a life giving breathe of fresh air when at times I felt like I was gasping for air in my depression and insecurity. God is delivering me and used you Emily to give me hope in a time of a big struggle! Thank you so much. Taylor Anderson

Jul 10th
Reply

Jessica McCollum

o xppp

May 21st
Reply

Becca Liljenquist

Mom struggling well

Apr 12th
Reply

lily Beet

bb

Mar 7th
Reply
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store