14 episodes

Mom Writes First helps moms write every day so that they can finally write, publish, and sell their first book!  Write the book, write the blog, write fiction, write nonfiction, write in your journal, write the poem... Whatever your trying to write, this podcast helps you make time to write first. Get ready to be inspired, empowered, and supported on your writing journey. Follow @momwritesfirst on Instagram!

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Mom Writes First helps moms write every day so that they can finally write, publish, and sell their first book!  Write the book, write the blog, write fiction, write nonfiction, write in your journal, write the poem... Whatever your trying to write, this podcast helps you make time to write first. Get ready to be inspired, empowered, and supported on your writing journey. Follow @momwritesfirst on Instagram!

    14. Does Anxiety Stop You From Writing? A Story to Help

    14. Does Anxiety Stop You From Writing? A Story to Help

    Does Anxiety Stop You From Writing? 

    Overcoming Anxiety and Embracing Impermanence: A Story for Mama Writers

    In this episode of 'Mom Writes First', host Jen aims to help anxious 'mama writers' who struggle to find time and peace to write. She shares a personal story about how understanding the concept of impermanence eased her anxiety. Drawing an analogy with a Thai meditation master's broken goblet story, Jen emphasizes that everything is temporary. She encourages her listeners to embrace this impermanence, not just with objects but also with their writing, children, self, and life experiences. This acceptance, she believes, can relieve them from the burden of perfection and help appreciate the present moment. It can also shift the perspective of their writing frustrations, enabling them to see their work through a lens of unconditional love and appreciation.

    00:00 Introduction: Addressing Anxiety in Writing
    01:41 Personal Struggles with Anxiety
    03:21 The Broken Goblet: A Story of Impermanence
    05:22 Applying the Lesson of Impermanence to Life
    06:49 Impermanence and Writing: Overcoming Perfectionism
    08:21 Conclusion: Embracing Impermanence in Writing and Life
    08:52 Outro: Encouragement for the Writing Journey
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    Copyright 2024, Mom First Coaching

    • 9 min
    13. When Writing is Hard (a tool to help you write, even when you feel like you can't)

    13. When Writing is Hard (a tool to help you write, even when you feel like you can't)

    As I sat scribbling notes on the bleachers during my child's sports event, the reality of balancing motherhood and writing struck me harder than ever. It's a struggle that's all too familiar, and today, I'm getting personal with you about how to keep your writing dreams afloat in the storm of family life. We're diving into the CPR method - Compassion, Perspective, Release - a lifeline I've clung to when the tides of life and creativity clash. By starting with a healthy dose of self-compassion, we can better understand the weight of our challenges. Shifting our perspective, we'll examine whether writing is genuinely impossible or simply uncomfortable in the moment. And finally, we'll chat about the art of release, learning to let go of the barriers that hold us back from the page.

    Wrapping up this heart-to-heart, I'm reaching out to all the fellow writer-parents to join the ongoing conversation where encouragement flows like ink at momwritesfirst on Instagram. Remember, your stories are not only valuable but necessary, and there's a world eagerly anticipating your words. So, cheer up and tune in for this session of unwavering support, as we pledge to keep our pens moving and our narratives unfolding. Let's promise to touch base again soon, continuing this shared journey of storytelling, motherhood, and the magic that happens when we merge the two.
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    Copyright 2024, Mom First Coaching

    • 14 min
    12. Embracing Radical Self-Acceptance in Our Writing Journey

    12. Embracing Radical Self-Acceptance in Our Writing Journey

    Embracing Radical Self-Acceptance and Self-Love on Your Journey as a Writer

    In this episode of the Mom Writes First podcast, host Jen emphasizes the importance of radical self-love and self-acceptance in the journey of writing and becoming a writer. She offers valuable insights into how feelings of unworthiness and self-criticism hinder growth, suggesting effective tools and exercises like thought work, viewing oneself as an ecosystem of qualities, and reflecting on oneself as a child for fostering self-acceptance. Jen also advocates for unconditional love and acceptance for one's self as a necessary step towards overcoming perfectionism, setting healthy boundaries, and creating unique work.

    00:00 Introduction to the Podcast
    00:24 Gratitude and Reflections on the Podcasting Journey
    03:01 The Importance of Sharing Your Message
    05:57 The Power of Radical Self-Acceptance
    07:15 Embodying Your Identity as a Writer
    08:34 The Role of Self-Love in Writing
    09:49 Overcoming Self-Judgment and Embracing Growth
    13:50 The Impact of Radical Self-Acceptance on People-Pleasing Tendencies
    14:34 The Burden of Perfection
    15:06 The Struggle of Being a 'Perfect' Mom
    16:57 The Importance of Self-Love and Acceptance
    17:19 The High-Achieving Mom
    17:57 The Pitfalls of Conditional Self-Love
    18:36 The Power of Radical Self-Acceptance
    19:39 Tools for Building Self-Love and Acceptance
    21:37 The Ecosystem of Our Qualities
    22:41 The Power of Childhood Photos in Self-Acceptance
    25:29 The Journey to Self-Acceptance
    25:44 The Power of Discernment and Curiosity
    26:18 Closing Thoughts and Encouragement 



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    Copyright 2024, Mom First Coaching

    • 27 min
    11. The Power of Intuition: Creating a Vision Board Using Intuition and Resonance as Your Guides

    11. The Power of Intuition: Creating a Vision Board Using Intuition and Resonance as Your Guides

    Discover the transformative power of intuition 

    Creating a Vision Board using Power of Intuiton

    In this episode, Jen discusses the power of intuition in creating a vision board that helps visualize the future self. With emphasis on non-judgment and resonance, she explains her unique approach towards vision boarding that might be different from traditional goal-setting processes. She provides steps on how to select and group images based on their emotional resonance, rather than their rational or logical relevance to specific goals. She also shares her insights on the importance of patience and openness during this process. She encourages listeners to share their vision boards and engage on her Instagram page, @momwritesfirst.

    00:00 Introduction and Podcast Purpose
    00:31 The Importance of Vision Boards
    01:26 The Reality of New Year's Resolutions
    02:23 The Power of Intuition in Achieving Goals
    03:58 Creating a Vision Board: Gathering Supplies
    04:34 Creating a Vision Board: Selecting Images
    06:35 Creating a Vision Board: Assembling the Board
    08:41 The Impact of Vision Boards on Personal Growth
    09:42 Conclusion and Invitation to Share Vision Boards
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    Copyright 2024, Mom First Coaching

    • 9 min
    10. Overcome Mom Guilt + The Question to Ask Yourself so Guilt is a Guide not a Burden!

    10. Overcome Mom Guilt + The Question to Ask Yourself so Guilt is a Guide not a Burden!

    Have you ever been swept up by a tidal wave of guilt when you sit down to write, feeling like you're choosing your passion over your kids? That's the monster known as Mom Guilt, and it's exactly what we're taming in this episode. I'm Jen, your fellow mom and writer, who's been right there in the trenches with you. Together, we'll explore a transformative four-step process to navigate these tricky emotions, so that we can write more and still be the awesome, incredible moms that we already are! 


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    Copyright 2024, Mom First Coaching

    • 23 min
    9. Become the Writer You Want to Be This Year

    9. Become the Writer You Want to Be This Year

    As the clock ticked over to a new year, I found myself scribbling down writing dreams in the precious margins of motherhood, determined to bring them to life. This episode is a love letter to all the busy moms who harbor stories within, yearning to claim their writer's mantle amid the chaos of parenting and daily life. Learn 5 tips to truly becoming a writer this year! 
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    Copyright 2024, Mom First Coaching

    • 32 min

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