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Hey there, mom! Are you juggling all the things in motherhood from managing your time, getting healthy meals on the table, to being a present wife all while making yourself a priority without feeling guilty? I get it! It’s overwhelming... and guess what? The fact that you need support... doesn’t make you a bad mom! That’s why I created the Real Happy Mom Podcast. The Real Happy Mom Podcast is a weekly show for busy working moms juggling it all. Each week, I’m bringing you inspirational stories from real-life moms as well as interviews with leading experts in various fields to encourage you on your motherhood journey and help you live an authentic life. In this podcast we will not only navigate motherhood by talking about time management, gentle parenting and self-care. But we will also go deep into topics you may have been afraid to explore, like intimacy with your spouse, communication with your kids, health, wellness and frustrations that come through inner confidence as a mom and wife. Mom life is beautiful and fun, but it's also challenging and messy at times. Motherhood is the one job that we don't get proper training or an instruction manual when we come home with our new baby. Every day is on the job training. I’m here to help you navigate motherhood that's true to you so that you can be a real happy mom. Welcome to the Real Happy Mom Podcast, mom friend! You are in the right place. Learn -- www.realhappymom.com |  Be a Guest- www.realhappymom.com/guest

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Are you feeling like there's just too much on your plate, both at home and at work? Do you find yourself constantly tired, irritable, or losing enthusiasm for things that once brought you joy? You're not alone. In this episode, I share signs that indicate it's time to hit the brakes and ways to reclaim your sense of balance.As a mom, dentist, and podcast host, I've encountered these signs firsthand and learned valuable lessons on how to prioritize well-being without compromising productivity. Whether it's feeling exhausted, irritable, or lacking enthusiasm, these signs should not be ignored.So, how can you slow down? Join me as I discuss practical strategies to simplify your life. From minimizing unnecessary tasks at home to setting clear boundaries, I'll guide you through steps to ease the overwhelm. Discover the power of gratitude and learn to appreciate the small joys in your life, changing your perspective on what truly matters.If you're struggling with the daily grind and feeling like there's no end in sight, this episode is for you. Tune in as we explore the signs, share actionable tips, and encourage you to ask for help.SHOW NOTES: https://www.realhappymom.com/232NEXT STEPSGrab Your Freebies: https://www.realhappymom.comCheck Out the Course: https://courses.realhappymom.com
Let’s Get More Time is a free online event for working moms to gain 4 hours a week using digital tools so you can get things done without feeling overwhelmed and tired.It is taking place February 22-24thIf you feel like …Feel like you never have enough time to do all the thingsAre stretched thin and overwhelmed with the demands of work and homeGet distracted by social media and other unimportant tasksThis summit is for you!Let’s Get More Time is a free 3-day event where experts will help you tackle the mindset that is getting you overwhelmed, teach routines and systems that will help you get organized and finally feel on top of all the areas of your life and show you how you can use apps on your phone to help save you time.GET YOUR FREE TICKET NOW: https://www.realhappymom.com/LGMT-pNEXT STEPSGrab Your Freebies: https://www.realhappymom.comCheck Out the Course: https://courses.realhappymom.com
Let’s Get More Time is a free online event for working moms to gain 4 hours a week using digital tools so you can get things done without feeling overwhelmed and tired.It is taking place February 22-24thIf you feel like …Feel like you never have enough time to do all the thingsAre stretched thin and overwhelmed with the demands of work and homeGet distracted by social media and other unimportant tasksThis summit is for you!Let’s Get More Time is a free 3-day event where experts will help you tackle the mindset that is getting you overwhelmed, teach routines and systems that will help you get organized and finally feel on top of all the areas of your life and show you how you can use apps on your phone to help save you time.GET YOUR FREE TICKET NOW: https://www.realhappymom.com/LGMT-pNEXT STEPSGrab Your Freebies: https://www.realhappymom.comCheck Out the Course: https://courses.realhappymom.com
Let’s Get More Time is a free online event for working moms to gain 4 hours a week using digital tools so you can get things done without feeling overwhelmed and tired.It is taking place February 22-24thIf you feel like …Feel like you never have enough time to do all the thingsAre stretched thin and overwhelmed with the demands of work and homeGet distracted by social media and other unimportant tasksThis summit is for you!Let’s Get More Time is a free 3-day event where experts will help you tackle the mindset that is getting you overwhelmed, teach routines and systems that will help you get organized and finally feel on top of all the areas of your life and show you how you can use apps on your phone to help save you time.GET YOUR FREE TICKET NOW: https://www.realhappymom.com/LGMT-pNEXT STEPSGrab Your Freebies: https://www.realhappymom.comCheck Out the Course: https://courses.realhappymom.com
Clutter isn't just the physical mess in your surroundings; it can also manifest in your mind. Have you ever felt like your brain resembles a messy room, filled with a jumble of thoughts, worries, and an endless to-do list? You're not alone. In this episode, we explore the concept of mental clutter—having too many thoughts that make concentration, decision-making, and a sense of calm challenging.I stumbled upon the term "mental clutter" one day while scrolling after work, and it resonated deeply. Now, I want to share with you simple ways to tame the mental clutter that often plagues our busy lives as working moms.So, if your mind feels like it's on overload with thoughts, ideas, and tasks, stay tuned. I'll be sharing practical tips on how to lighten the mental load, clear the mental clutter, and find a sense of calm amidst the chaos.  SHOW NOTES: https://www.realhappymom.com/228NEXT STEPSGrab Your Freebies: https://www.realhappymom.comCheck Out the Course: https://courses.realhappymom.com
Join me at Let's Get More Time, a free virtual summit for busy working moms who want to gain 4 hours to their day without feeling overwhelmed or tired. Use this link to register for free now: https:www.realhappymom.com/lgmt-pNEXT STEPSGrab Your Freebies: https://www.realhappymom.comCheck Out the Course: https://courses.realhappymom.com
In this episode, I lay bare my journey with alcohol, a problem that emerged during the challenging times brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. As the world shut down, I found it difficult to cope, and the people around me suggested turning to alcohol as a means of relaxation. What started innocently enough with a single miniature moscato quickly escalated into a daily habit, hidden from my husband and spiraling out of control.I share the struggle of justifying my actions and hiding my growing dependence on alcohol, not just from others but from myself. The turning point came when I realized the toll it was taking on my health and well-being. That's when I sought help and found a lifeline in my guest, Colleen.Colleen joins us to share her own experience and expertise in breaking the cycle of alcohol and unhealthy coping mechanisms. Together, we delve into the impact these habits can have on productivity, confidence, and overall well-being. Colleen offers insights into how she helped me transform my relationship with alcohol and implement positive changes.So, if you've ever grappled with alcohol or other remedies that promise to make you feel better but end up doing more harm than good, this episode is for you.SHOW NOTES: https://www.realhappymom.com/227NEXT STEPSGrab Your Freebies: https://www.realhappymom.comCheck Out the Course: https://courses.realhappymom.com
If you kicked off the new year with ambitious health goals but find yourself losing steam, feeling discouraged about the scale, or not loving what you see in the mirror, you're not alone. I'm right there with you on the struggle bus, but fear not – I've brought in an expert to help us navigate this journey.Joining us today is Emily, a Certified Personal Trainer, Orangetheory Coach, Behavior Change Specialist, and the host of Habit Hack Your Health podcast. Emily is here to share insights on why tackling atomic habits is crucial, especially for us busy working moms. Drawing inspiration from James Clear's Atomic Habits, Emily provides a unique perspective tailored to women, acknowledging our distinct needs and challenges.In this episode, Emily unveils the power of taking small, micro steps toward your health goals. Forget the overwhelming giant leaps – Emily's strategy is all about incorporating atomic habits in a way that aligns with the busy lives of working moms.SHOW NOTES: https://www.realhappymom.com/226NEXT STEPSGrab Your Freebies: https://www.realhappymom.comCheck Out the Course: https://courses.realhappymom.com
In this episode, we are talking about the journey of embracing imperfection, navigating the pressures of flawless motherhood, and the strength found in vulnerability. When you listen to this episode, you can expect practical tips on prioritizing quality time, effective communication, and cultivating self-compassion. For any mom navigating the delicate balance of work and family, this episode serves as a valuable guide to becoming an even more remarkable mom, all without the weight of unattainable perfection. Tune in, take actionable steps, and embrace the imperfections inherent in the beautiful journey of motherhood.SHOW NOTES FOR THIS EPISODE: www.realhappymom.com/225NEXT STEPSGrab Your Freebies: https://www.realhappymom.comCheck Out the Course: https://courses.realhappymom.com
If you are looking for a way to reduce the amount of anxiety and overwhelm you feel throughout the day, I have a solution for you. Routines. Routines can make your day way less stressful and help you feel more in control. Check out this episode where I she how having routines can free up your mind for fun things ... and less stress. We cover four key routines for working moms like you. It's like having a plan to make everything smoother. Life can be surprising, you know? So, take a listen, and let's make your life a bit easier and happier!SHOW NOTES: https://www.realhappymom.com/224NEXT STEPSGrab Your Freebies: https://www.realhappymom.comCheck Out the Course: https://courses.realhappymom.com
Have you ever felt like there's a constant battle between you and your kids?Like, asking them to pick up the toys only leads to meltdowns and attitudes out of nowhere. All we want is to walk around without injuring ourselves the Legos left on the floor.I used to think that I was struggling with my kid's meltdowns because it seemed to always be a full moon. Then I learned about power struggles.Kids have a basic need for power. When they feel like they don't have power, that is when the struggle begins.But giving them power doesn't have to mean giving up your power as a parent.There are ways where both you and your child can feel in control.Check out this episode with my guest Lindsay to learn why power struggles happen and 3 tips to overcome them.ABOUT LINDSAYLindsay helps moms get their kids to listen without yelling, threats, or bribes. She likes to think of herself as your future parenting BFF - someone who is supportive, encouraging, helpful, and understands what it's like to parent in the real world.SHOW NOTES FOR THIS EPISODE: https://www.realhappymom.com/157NEXT STEPSGrab Your Freebies: https://www.realhappymom.comCheck Out the Course: https://courses.realhappymom.com
Check out this empowering episode as we unravel the secrets of mastering time and stress with the incredible Risa Williams. As a therapist and time management expert, Risa shares valuable insights and tools to help moms navigate the challenges of everyday life. Risa shares the stress ruler, box breathing techniques, and the weekly post-it strategy – simple yet powerful tools that can transform the way you manage time and stress. Risa's wisdom is like a superhero toolkit for moms, offering practical advice and strategies to enhance your daily routine.If you'd like to enter our DOUBLE PODCAST GIVEAWAY and win a copy of  The Motivation Mindset Journal: Your Guided Goals Planner for 2024 and the Sunday Prep Workbook+ for free, find the giveaway post on Instagram @risawilliamstherapy and leave a comment before Tuesday, December 19, 2023. CHECK OUT THE SHOW NOTES: https://www.realhappymom.com/223NEXT STEPSGrab Your Freebies: https://www.realhappymom.comCheck Out the Course: https://courses.realhappymom.com
Ever feel like you are speaking a different language that only you can understand? I've got some insight on a tricky thing that might be making your days a bit crazier and having you feeling like no one understands what you're saying: miscommunication. In this episode, I'm sharing my personal experience of miscommunication at a recent event and ways to improve miscommunication.Check out the show notes: www.realhappymom.com/222NEXT STEPSGrab Your Freebies: https://www.realhappymom.comCheck Out the Course: https://courses.realhappymom.com
In this episode, we are uncovering a simple tactic for moms to manage stress and overwhelm during the busy seasons. I'm sharing the method I use to prioritize tasks and manage my energy levels effectively. As moms, we can afford to waste time or sit defeated. Check out this episode to learn a simple method to help when you are feeling overwhelmed.Check out the show notes here: www.realhappymom.com/221NEXT STEPSGrab Your Freebies: https://www.realhappymom.comCheck Out the Course: https://courses.realhappymom.com
Bing a mom, sometimes it feels like there's too much to handle. And you might feel a bit guilty too. But guess what? We can make this journey better by paying attention to our thoughts and feelings. It's like using a treasure map to find our way. No feeling is wrong; it's all part of the adventure. And you know what makes us really awesome? Being ourselves! In this episode I am talking to Melissa Peduzzi all about how stop being overwhelmed by the frustrations and chaos of motherhood and instead take control to create the joy-filled experience they dream ofCheck out the show notes: www.realhappymom.com/220NEXT STEPSGrab Your Freebies: https://www.realhappymom.comCheck Out the Course: https://courses.realhappymom.com
We are winding down this year and starting to plan the next. But before you do, check out this episode. In this one, I spill the beans on my chat with Lori from The Secrets of Supermom, where we dig deep into the secrets of planning your absolute best year.I open up about 2022, a rollercoaster of a year where my marriage faced some serious challenges. But here's the twist – it became a turning point, setting the stage for my commitment to making 2023 the year of an extraordinary marriage.I also share the power of singular focus as I recount how making my marriage the primary goal led to incredible transformations in various aspects of my life. I break down practical steps, including dedicating learning time, strategic planning, and using trackers in my planner. Join me for a dose of inspiration, practical tips, and a whole lot of positive vibes. Here's to making 2024 your year of pure awesomeness! Don't miss this episode – tune in now!Get the show notes at www. realhappymom.com/219NEXT STEPSGrab Your Freebies: https://www.realhappymom.comCheck Out the Course: https://courses.realhappymom.com
Life as a mom can be a fun and challenging journey, filled with countless roles and responsibilities. While motherhood is a beautiful and rewarding experience, it can often leave us feeling overwhelmed and stretched thin, especially during a full season in our lives. Whether you're juggling work, family, household chores, or all of the above, it's crucial to find ways to thrive amidst the chaos. In this episode, I'll share practical tips to help you navigate this busy time and come out stronger on the other side.GET THE SHOW NOTES: www.realhappymom.com/218NEXT STEPSGrab Your Freebies: https://www.realhappymom.comCheck Out the Course: https://courses.realhappymom.com
Are you a bad gift giver? If you are, you're not alone.My guest, Patrick, provides valuable insights on how to assemble the perfect gift. After being an average gift giver, Patrick learned how to give A-plus gifts and gives all the details in this episode. Get the show notes: https://www.realhappymom.com/217NEXT STEPSGrab Your Freebies: https://www.realhappymom.comCheck Out the Course: https://courses.realhappymom.com
Is your child's bedroom a perpetual whirlwind of toys, clothes, and clutter, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and clueless about where to begin? If you're nodding in agreement, you're not alone. Many parents find themselves standing at the threshold of a chaotic and disorganized kid's bedroom, wondering how to transform it into a tidy, manageable space.The good news is that there's a golden window, a magical moment of opportunity, when it comes to decluttering and organizing your kid's bedroom. This window is the key to not only getting started but also maintaining a clean and organized space for the long term. In this episode, we'll explore the ins and outs of this golden window and provide you with practical tips to make the process easier, more efficient, and more enjoyable. Say goodbye to chaos and hello to a beautifully organized kid's bedroom!GET THE SHOW NOTES FOR THIS EPISODE: www.realhappymom.com/216NEXT STEPSGrab Your Freebies: https://www.realhappymom.comCheck Out the Course: https://courses.realhappymom.com
In today's world, the term "busy mom" seems almost redundant. It's as if busyness is an inherent part of motherhood, a badge of honor worn proudly by many. But what if I told you that the idea of being a perpetually busy mom is a myth? What if we revealed that it's not only possible but crucial to bust this myth and embrace a more balanced, fulfilling, and joyful motherhood experience?In this episode, my friend, Alicia, will debunk the misconceptions surrounding busy moms and their lives. She'll unveil the hidden costs of excessive busyness and its impact on both mothers and their families. More importantly, She'll offer practical strategies, real-life stories, and expert insights to help you break free from the shackles of busyness and create a more balanced and meaningful life as a mom.ABOUT ALICIAAlicia Cohen is a wife and homeschooling mom of 3.  She is also a business owner and blogger.  Through her business, Alicia Cohen Designs, she teaches busy moms intentional planning, effective productivity, and essential mindset shifts to increase peace, calm, and confidence while focusing on what matters most.  Alicia built her business based on her own journey of overcoming her overwhelmed and frazzled life -- what she calls the "hamster wheel marathon" -- and now teaches other women the methods she discovered (and uses personally).CONNECT WITH ALICIAWebsite: https://www.aliciacohendesigns.com/Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/aliciacohendesignsInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/_aliciacohendesigns/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCafwVApEDBKCNXmdbbasy8AGET THE SHOW NOTEShttps://www.realhappymom.com/215Alicia's free workshop -- The Only To-Do List System You Need to Get Your Busy Life Under Control TODAY!: bit.ly/realhappymomshowNEXT STEPSGrab Your Freebies: https://www.realhappymom.comCheck Out the Course: https://courses.realhappymom.com
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