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Author: Kendra Hennessy

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It's ok, you can admit it. Sometimes motherhood seems less like the sweetness of a Pamper's commercial and more like a scene out of Jaws. Here at the Mother Like a Boss Podcast, we dive into the good, the bad and the ugly of motherhood and modern homemaking, with honest conversations, tips, strategies and tools.
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You're in the middle of an important task and your phone dings. You stop what you're doing to check, thinking it's just as important as the task you're doing. Turns out, it was a spam text message. Now you're off track, annoyed and have to switch back to that important task you were doing in the first place. Just because something is urgent does not make it important and vice versa. It all comes down to priorities, a tricky little idea in motherhood where everything feels important and urgent. This episode explores what priorities really are and how to implement them more effectively into your life without feeling like you're doing all the things.  Be sure to save your spot at the Rock Your Routines workshop. Click here to join.
"I'll get things done when I'm more confident." How many times have you thought or said this? Here's the issue: confidence comes from consistency. It comes from doing the same thing over and over, imperfectly until one day you realize you're more confident than the day before. But consistency isn't always easy and feels, well, kinda boring. So let's talk about how to implement small touches of consistency into your day and build your confidence through doing, not wishing and waiting. Join Consistency Camp now!
Do you know the most important relationship you'll ever have the privilege of being involved in? The one you have with yourself. Our relationship with ourselves is life long and yet the one we neglect the most. After many years of neglecting how I treat myself, I'm doing the work to heal brokenness, even when it's messy, even when it's not fun. I deserve to feel good in my own mind and so do you.
I'm passionate about helping moms discover and design their own uniquely best lives. That means resetting the bar and what it means for you. You're allowed to create a life that suits your values and vision, whether it fits what the world around you says is best. Your goals should meet you where you are right now without judgement or having to sacrifice what you love. Come join us in Your Best Mom Life now! bit.ly/bestmomlife
How often are you "shoulding" on yourself? "I should be doing something different. I should be able to get more done. I should be a better mom. I should stay home. I should work. I should put that laundry away. I should make more money. I should be cleaner. I should, I should I should." Shoulds are obligations. Coulds are possibilities. I don't know about you, but possibilities feel way lighter and more fun than obligation and duty. Don't miss out on the Your Best Life Planning Party. Save your spot here.
Goals. We love 'em. We hate 'em. They scare us. They annoy us. Motherhood creates unique challenges, hurdles and struggles, so why are we trying to achieve goals the same way as everyone else? You feel burnt out, overwhelmed and under appreciated, and sitting down to create a list of audacious goals to go after is just one more thing on the to-do list. I've created a new framework for deciding what I want and how I'm going to get it, both in my business and personal life because I deserve to reach my goals not matter how big or small they are. So do you. Let's flip the whole goal culture upside down.
Your motherhood story is unique to you, but who are you letting write and narrate it? Your past? Your society? Your in-laws? The mommy groups you're a part of on Facebook? If given the opportunity to rewrite the story of how you want to show up in motherhood for yourself and your children, what would it sound like? Let's erase the current narrative and rewrite your story to one that allows you more peace and less burnout.
It's Q&A time again and like a fun little mail bag that children's TV hosts would pull audience letters from, I read your messages and DMs to choose the most asked questions. And this one comes up a LOT. Gratitude is great, but what about all that jealousy that bubbles up when you see another woman who has more than you, who has it better than you, who has something you want...or so you perceive it to be. I have some great insight into what that jealously might actually be and how to shift our thoughts to, "How can I have that?" versus, "Why don't I have that?!"
Wanna hear the mindset shifts and a-ha moments from real Mother Like a Boss students? Listen in. We're doing something fun today with a twist on our Mindset Roundup. Instead of hearing from me, I've asked my students to record their biggest mindset shifts and tips to share with our listeners and guys, you do not want to miss this. This is an episode worth coming back to when you need a kick in the mindset pants. Want more from this episode? Head over to www.motherlikeaboss.com/podcast/227 for the full show notes and more goodies. If you loved this episode as much as I loved sharing it, there is more where that came from. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss out. And I would just loooove if you would leave a review and rating. It's a little thing that makes a big difference and helps me to continue to bring super valuable content and fabulous guests. Have a topic you want me to cover on the podcast? Submit them to us here. This show is all for you, mama. Let's talk about the things you most want to hear about. Thanks for listening!
Ok, we're getting deep mamas. We're talking about the identities we've created for ourselves, the beliefs we hold and the reasons that most of them are complete crap. Ouch! So why do they seem so real? The ego. Whether it's in psychology class or a self-help book or in reference to someone who thinks highly of themselves or even on this podcast, you've probably heard about the ego before. There are many different descriptions and definitions of the ego out there, but we're going to talk about what it means for your mindset. She's a mean girl and a tantrumy toddler all rolled into one and it's time to finally recognize the ego for what she is: an identity we've created.
Let's face it: 2020 did a lot of our goals dirty. January 1 seems like a lifetime ago and many of the things we thought we'd be doing got deferred or cancelled. The biggest obstacle to reaching a goal isn't always the outside circumstances, though, it's our inability to let time pass. How do we enjoy the journey, as slow as it may seem, on our way to what we're after without wanting to give up along the way? Want more from this episode? Head over to www.motherlikeaboss.com/podcast/225 for the full show notes and more goodies. If you loved this episode as much as I loved sharing it, there is more where that came from. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss out. And I would just loooove if you would leave a review and rating. It's a little thing that makes a big difference and helps me to continue to bring super valuable content and fabulous guests. Have a topic you want me to cover on the podcast? Submit them to us here. This show is all for you, mama. Let's talk about the things you most want to hear about. Thanks for listening!
We did it! We bought our dream home and it only took 10 years for the dream to become a reality. A long time for some, but exactly the right time for us. No dream or goal is realized without a whole lot of blood, sweat, and copious amounts of tears, and I'm breaking it all down in this episode. I had to change a lot of beliefs and thoughts to make this possible, so let me share with you the biggest shifts in mindset that had to be made in order to get here, as well as the new routines we're putting into place now so that we can spend more time enjoying our home.
We're doing something new on the Mother Like a Boss™ podcast! We focus heavily on mindset here, so why not do an incredible roundup each month that includes wins from our students, new shifts that I find are working and a few quick and easy tips you can implement right now to shift your beliefs in motherhood and life. Ready to create habits that stick?! Join us inside Consistency Camp here.
"I just don't feel motivated." How many times have you said this while sitting on the couch, watching another episode of Gilmore Girls, not doing that thing you totally said you were going to do? Samesies, friend. You know why motivation is so hard? Because you're never going to be motivated to do crap you don't want to do, plain and simple. The most freeing moment of my life was when I realized I didn't have to be motivated to get things done, and that I could rely on momentum over all else. Motivation is a fleeting emotion. If you aren't feeling, you can't just summon it to come. This episode explores and invites you to ditch the idea of motivation so you can actually get things done and feel good about it.
It's another Q&A episode here at the Mother Like a Boss podcast. I love taking your popular and frequently asked questions and giving you some guidance when I can. As I prepare for my own move into our new house, I figured this was a fitting question to answer. A new home is a fresh start and a great time to revamp old routines, especially cleaning. Join the Just Clean It challenge for 5 days of momentum creating cleaning! Join us here.
I'm going to say something that will immediately ruffles some feathers: there have been times in my 13 years as a mom that I've felt resentful of the life I'd created. I'm saying that out loud in the podcast today as a way to start the conversation and end the shame. Resentment is the bi-product of circumstances, mindsets and beliefs and it doesn't mean you don't absolutely love your children. Ignoring the feelings, or believing that this has to be " the way it is" in modern motherhood is going to keep resentment at the wheel, driving your life and causing you more unhappiness. You deserve more. Let's have an open and honest conversation about where it comes from and how to handle the feelings. Want more from this episode? Head over to www.motherlikeaboss.com/podcast/220 for the full show notes and more goodies. If you loved this episode as much as I loved sharing it, there is more where that came from. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss out. And I would just loooove if you would leave a review and rating. It's a little thing that makes a big difference and helps me to continue to bring super valuable content and fabulous guests. Have a topic you want me to cover on the podcast? Submit them to us here. This show is all for you, mama. Let's talk about the things you most want to hear about. Thanks for listening!
It's our BEST OF series, summer edition. The only thing worse than complaining is the complaining about complaining. This episode is complain-free. Instead, this is an honest discussion about the price we're all paying by living our lives through the lens of negativity and complaints. Complaining is more than just negativity about your situation, it's a grasp for control in the moment. But what is the cost of doing that all the time and what example are we really setting for our children?
It's "best of" month and we're taking it back in time to some of our most popular and influential episodes to date. Today, we're taking you back to meal planning 101 (even for those of you that really hate meal planning. I see you...) I'll be honest, I have had a love/hate relationship with meal planning over the years. As I dig in deeper to that relationship, I realize it all comes down to the challenge most of us face: overcomplication-itis Meal planning can be as simplistic or as sophisticated as your heart desires (or your time allows) but let's talk about how to get started and make it easy, even if the thought of meal planning makes you gag.
It's "best of" month and we're taking it back in time to some of our most popular and influential episodes to date. Today's episode is packed with practical and valuable tips to make cleaning your home less complicated. After 11 years in the professional house cleaning biz, I learned a thing or two about how to clean more effectively in less time. It isn't about being the best. I started out knowing absolutely nothing, but over time I learned and it helped me not only build a thriving business, but also keep my own house clean in less time. I'm passing on this knowledge to my own kids now, and onto you. You don't have to like cleaning to clean like a pro. It's all about making small shifts that have lasting results. Cleaning shouldn't be taking up all your time, friend. Want more from this episode? Head over to www.motherlikeaboss.com/podcast/217 for the full show notes and more goodies. If you loved this episode as much as I loved sharing it, there is more where that came from. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss out. And I would just loooove if you would leave a review and rating. It's a little thing that makes a big difference and helps me to continue to bring super valuable content and fabulous guests. Have a topic you want me to cover on the podcast? Submit them to us here. This show is all for you, mama. Let's talk about the things you most want to hear about. Thanks for listening!
It's "best of" month and we're taking it back in time to some of our most popular and influential episodes to date. It is officially time to let go of all the myths and lies we've been believing as homemakers and embrace the finer parts of making a home that don't involve the likes of Pinterest-perfect perfectionism or burdened mothers acting as servants. In this busy, noisy world, it may be more important than ever to cultivate a space in your life that covers you from the stresses of the outside world. Modern homemakers, unite. Want more from this episode? Head over to www.motherlikeaboss.com/podcast/216 for the full show notes and more goodies. If you loved this episode as much as I loved sharing it, there is more where that came from. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss out. And I would just loooove if you would leave a review and rating. It's a little thing that makes a big difference and helps me to continue to bring super valuable content and fabulous guests. Have a topic you want me to cover on the podcast? Submit them to us here. This show is all for you, mama. Let's talk about the things you most want to hear about. Thanks for listening!
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Melissa Platkowski

Ava gets that whole "truth bomb dropping thing" from her mama! LOOOOVE HER!

Jan 21st
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Brittany Male

the. v b b b. **?

Sep 5th
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Karri Starling

I've only listened to a few of your episodes, but I can relate SO MUCH to each one that I have heard. I can't wait to listen to more! 😊

Aug 23rd
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Jennifer Mitchell

I enjoy your podcast but this episode was not very good. 6 minutes of explaining who homemakers are, then repeating your thoughts without offering anything concrete to learn was not the best content.

Aug 14th
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Sara Soeprasetyo

I absolutely LOVE this podcast! I love the honesty and how well it’s organized. I like how you call out the hot garbage and you help people recognize that they can do all the things with the right mindset!

Jul 14th
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Megan McDonald

Wow. This was such a great episode and I feel pumped to jump back into new goals. I am starting with a week at a time and am excited to go from there.

Jun 20th
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Erin Zanidean

wow!!! I relate so much to this. thanks!!

Apr 28th
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Jen Neufeld

Really love this episode and all the great ideas on how to prep for a vacation.

Mar 13th
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SeliTaliaferro

the best podcast I came across! i have 3 under 5 so it is a huge helper.

Nov 29th
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Madison Petersen

The moment I heard your guest explain her type 2 bipolar I got emotional, because those symptoms are exactly what I have been experiencing lately! I was so excited to continue listening, and while I was happy to hear a lot of positive advice I was bummed that the discussion did not address tips on what to do in those moments of feeling sever discouragement. You mentioned having a task list of what to do in those less motivated moments, but I don’t recall any other sound advice. It’s those moments of despair that i still struggle with, and I think man, I am just incapable of motivating myself to do anything, so I’ll just sit here and watch tv forever and always. Maybe you can point me to a podcast where this has been addressed! Still love your stuff.

Aug 7th
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kristy parten

This is my favorite episode of anything ever.

Jul 26th
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Brittany Bell

Kendra is amazing! her sense of humor and straight-forward personality are so fresh and wonderful. Love her.

Jan 31st
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