Establishing a routine for working moms using my proven system

Whether you’re a working mom outside of the house or you are a mama who works from home, having a Personal Operating System or routine is a must.

In this week’s show, I walk you through my quarterly planning system for our busy family schedule. You’ll learn how to establish a routine as a working mom using this proven system to meal plan, map out your kids’ schedule, doctor’s appointments, and even be able to schedule some down time in for a little self-care without the guilt.

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Before I created this routine, life felt chaotic and stressful every time my husband left for work, and often way before then if I am being honest. It took some time to figure out a system that works, but lucky for you, I’ve already done the leg work and now you get to plug and play the parts of my system that work for you…and leave what doesn’t.

Whether you use this as inspiration for your own routine or as a template, you will be amazed at how much time you get back, how much more energy you have, and how much you’re getting done. Hello productivity and efficiency, good bye overwhelm and exhaustion!

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How to identify perfectionism in your kids

Alright all you perfectionist in recovery…this episode is for you! In fact, right here, right now, we are no longer identifying as perfectionist. We reject that as part of our identity.

 

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On the show this week we are talking with Ronica Cormier about overcoming our own perfectionist tendencies and how to identify perfectionism in our kids. She also shares with us the dangerous downside of perfectionism if left unchecked as well as the top signs you (or your child) might be a perfectionist.

A little about our guest today…
Ronica Cormier is an Academic and Accountability Coach for Christian Teens and Young Adults. She helps teens and young adults to develop a game plan for conquering school- life, goals, time-management, college, relationships, friendships, organization, and life skills all while integrating faith.

Ronica is passionate about empowering young people with the tools they need to be successful. She does this through her podcast Real Talk For Teens and Young Adults, virtual bible studies for both teens and young adults, personal 1 on 1 coaching, and her LIVE courses.

Ronica just released an amazing FREE resource for parents of students who are transitioning to middle school. Grab your Success Accelerator For Students Guide today to get 12 tips to prepare for the transition to middle school.

GET HER GUIDE HERE!

For parents that want to get more in-depth guidance and support with implementing the necessary tools for successfully transitioning to middle school click the ling below for more information on my NEW Success Accelerator Program For Students. A LIVE 12-week program covering every skill your student needs to be successful in middle school and beyond!

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SUCCESS ACCELERATOR FOR STUDENTS PROGRAM!

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Do you need to workout more?

Last week we looked at reasons why the ‘more is better’ approach may not be the best approach to take when it comes to reaching your fitness goals…especially as an entrepreneur with a family to raise as well as you probably don’t have a ton of extra time to spare meticulously tracking your food or logging long workouts.

This week we dive into how you can find your own sweet spot when it comes to exercise and nutrition.

You do not have to go to extremes to reach your fitness goals. In fact, it could be that mindset that is keeping you stuck.

Health and fitness podcastFinding your sweet spot will help you….

Get a better handle on your hunger and appetite, which will help you more easily make nutrition choices that align with your goals.

Recover appropriately between training sessions.

Achieve your goals without compromising your physical and mental health.

Avoid burnout.

Expose your body to less exercise-induced stress.

Reduce your risk of injury.

Improve consistency, therefore also improving sustainability.

Free up more of your precious time and mental energy.

 

 

If you’re an entrepreneurial minded mom, and don’t have a ton of extra time to dedicate to longer, more intense workout programs or complicated nutrition plans that require you to cut out foods or keep track, then tune into this week’s episode. I’ll share with you a sneak peek of exactly how I help the women I coach find their perfect dose of exercise.

And if you really want to take things up a notch without having to do more,  I want to invite you to hop on a connect call with me! I have a few spots open for 1:1 coaching with me and want to help you reach your fitness goals without sacrificing your time.

And if you want to snag your FREE copy of The Mindful Eating Project Kickstart Guide, you can do so here!

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Balancing work and motherhood during quarantine

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Is it EASIER or HARDER to prioritize self-care and down time right now during the COVID-19 quarantine?
I asked this question earlier this week as for an overwhelming response (over 100 women to be exact)
The results are in…
It’s a mixed bag.
For some, it’s been WAY easier
While others feel a little more like they are drowning in work, homeschooling, and all the housework.
 Working from home is a SKILL you develop over time. And even if you’ve developed that skill, trying to manage home schooling on top of that is a whole new hard.
 If you have found it to be harder to take care of yourself in this season of life, ONE major reason is that you’re likely still trying to live your life as normal—doing business as usual.
But this isn’t normal, and it certainly isn’t business as usual.
The thing I noticed in talking to some of these different women is, the ones who have been thriving in this time have adjusted their sails and have adapted to the changing tides day by day..embracing the uncertain.
The ones who have been on the struggle bus, haven’t.
There is a very good chance we will never actually go back to the old normal. This is potentially scary for some and exciting for others. The funny thing is, a lot of us weren’t all that happy with ‘normal’ when it was life as usual.
But now that it’s been taken away from us, we crave that old normal…because it is familiar and it was comfortable even if it was anything but.
In this new crazy season of life, figure out what you CAN do with what you’ve got. And start dreaming up the new normal for your life you want to create.
You can either keep trying to do things the way you did before quarantine
OR
You can adjust your sails to the changing winds.
One is going to lead to stress, anxiety, and massive frustration
The other leads to a lot less stress, anxiety, and frustration which will allow you to come out of quarantine stronger, healthier, and happier.

Why the world needs you to be yourself: how living up to others expectations is holding you back

Listen up, sister: The world needs you to be FULLY yourself. Not some watered down version of yourself or a knock off of someone else.

In today’s show, we are talking about why the world needs you to be yourself + how living up to others expectations is holding you back.

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From early ages as women, we are conditioned by subtle and overt messages from our families, the media, and the world around us telling us who we should be, what we should look like, and how we should live our lives. These messages are holding you back.

We weren’t created to live like anyone else or try to live up to others’ expectations. We were each beautifully and wonderfully made. With unique gifts, talents, dreams, and ambitions. There is a special purpose you were meant to fulfill. But we will never reach our potential if we let feelings of unworthiness, guilt, and shame dictate how we show up in the world around us.

We will never be the wives, moms, women we were created to be as long as we are chasing some one else’s idea of what that looks like. Believe it or not, the quirky, weird, and embarrassing things about you are exactly what you should be leaning into and sharing with the world around you. Sister, you are already loved, cherished, and more valuable than you could ever know. You don’t have to earn that by how you look or what you achieve.

If you are exhausted from working your butt off to earn others’ approval or praise, this episode is for you.

Welcome to The Strong[HER] Way, a place where you can be who you were created to be, so that you can do what only you were created to do. I’m so glad you’re here!

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