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The intersection of Motherhood and Womanhood is hard to navigate, let's figure it out together.

Episodes - The Mom Life Crisis Leanne Penny, Jennie VanderLugt

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The intersection of Motherhood and Womanhood is hard to navigate, let's figure it out together.

    Episode 23 - Momming in Crisis Mode

    Episode 23 - Momming in Crisis Mode

    Welcome to episode 23 of the Mom Life Crisis, the episode that almost wasn't. This episode is all about how to be a parent when you're sick, kids are sick, a partner is gone or you're in non-ideal circumstances, you know... crisis mode. 
    But First, the things we cannot even Leanne- Gel Manicures and the self-care / joy that goes along with them. 
    Jennie- Starting a Toddler in preschool and Contact Anxiety with Nervous parents
    Notes from the ShowMegan Tietz at SortaCrunchy- 3Ds and the Rule of 3
    Leanne Penny- How to be a Passable Solo Mom

    Episode 22 - Real Talk About Planners & How to Keep Your Brain On Point

    Episode 22 - Real Talk About Planners & How to Keep Your Brain On Point

    Welcome to our second year of episodes! We're kicking off the new year with read talk about planners, paper and keeping our brains on task. From paper planners to digital ideas to uncomfortable talk about the OBGYN, this episode hopes to get you thinking about how to find your best system for you and own what works for your family. 
    Let's Talk About What We Can't Even!Jennie- A new fiction writing class at her local parks and rec. 
    Leanne- 3 true crime podcasts, In the Dark, Stranglers and The Sword and the Scale. (Links below)
    Links, Books and Info From Today's ShowErin Condren Planner
    Day Designer Planner
    Franklin Planners
    Cozi Online Family Planner
    Book- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
    Podcast- In the Dark
    Podcast- Stranglers
    Podcast- Sword and Scale
    Podcast- The Popcast
    Buzzfeed Article - WTF is a Bullet Journal and Why Should you Start One? 
    Quo Vadis Blog
    Find Us Online On Facebook and join our support group, Tweet at us on twitter or follow us on Instagram - Let's connect!
     

    Episode 21 - The 2016 MVPs

    Episode 21 - The 2016 MVPs

    Welcome to episode 21, the last episode of the year. In this episode we try to put a happy bow on the insanity of 2016 with our like of 10 of our Most Valuable Players from the year. Things like Amazon.com, Bogs Boots, Netflix and Therapy. Speaking of Therapy, Jennie gives Leanne an impromptu interview about Therapy conduct and Leanne enlightens Jennie on the predictions for 2017's most ridiculous parenting predictions. 
    The Special, New Years, Double Things we Can't EvenJennie- Her Church & Her Boys Fighting
    Leanne- New pet bunnies & The sexist La-Z-Boy commercial
    Our 2016 MVPs1. Lin Manuel Miranda
    2. Therapy
    3. Felt
    4. Washi Tape
    5. Amazon.com
    6. Ugg Boots
    7. Crocs and Bogs Footwear
    8. Netflix
    9. Pokemon Go
    10. LulaRoe Clothing
    Links & Recommendations From The ShowLin Manuel Miranda on Twitter
    Sexist La-Z-Boy Commercial
    LulaRoe Christina Hoss

    Episode 20- Twas The Crisis Before Christmas - Christmas Episode 2016

    Episode 20- Twas The Crisis Before Christmas - Christmas Episode 2016

    Merry Christmas from The Mom Life Crisis! Which is really just Leanne and Jennie and sometimes our husbands helping with techy troubles and definitely our kids for keeping quiet long enough for us to record. 
    This episode is mainly just silliness and something for you to listen to while you bake, tidy or shop... you know.... general elfery. Does it get a little political? Well I mean in Vino veritas but we don't ostracize anyone.
    Holiday Can't EvensLeanne- Stocking Stuffers, why we wrap them and where to put them.
    Jennie- So much wrapping... just wrappity wrap wrap wrapping.
    Sangria RecipeIf you need our Christmas Sangria recipe, here's the link and here's what you'll need. It's not hard
    1 bottle red wine
    1 bottle sparkling apple cider
    1 cup spiced cider
    1 cup cranberry juice
    1 cup vodka
    Sprigs of rosemary, oranges, apples and cranberries for garnish. 
    Buy it, mix it, drink it over ice.
    For more details and very pretty pictures, click the link!  

    We'd love to hear from you this Christmas over at the mom life Crisis support group, that would be a nice Christmas present.
    Happy Holidays from us to you and we'll talk at you again next week. 

    Episode 19- Tuning Into The Spirit at Christmas with Jillian Burden

    Episode 19- Tuning Into The Spirit at Christmas with Jillian Burden

    Today we continue our conversation on meaningful Christmas, we are excited to host our good friend Jillian Burden, who blogs at AddingaBurden.com about adoption, infertility and spirituality. Jillian is here to talk us through her intentional spiritual Christmas practices both personally and for kids to engage our families fully in the joy and peace of the season.
    The Things We Can't Even 
    Leanne- The. Clap. Emoji.
    Jennie- Lularoe Legging Giveaways!
    Jill- Dying Christmas tree conundrum
    The Not Oprah But Here’s Our Favorite Things Anyway LulaRoe Leggings Giveaway, generously donated by Kristina Hoff, check her out here on Facebook and get yourself a pair of buttery soft legging that feel like PJs but aren’t OR win a free pair by leaving us an iTunes review by 12/23/16!
    Books, Music and Recommendations from the ShowGod Gave us Christmas Book Recommendation
    Advent Pegboard - Stable
    App - Shaine Claiborne - Book of Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals
    Leanne's Vacuum - The Shark Navigator Pro
    As always, join us on Facebook here for conversation, encouragement and a change to be mentioned in the show!
     

    Episode 18 - Preparing to Recieve What you Already Have with Esther Emery

    Episode 18 - Preparing to Recieve What you Already Have with Esther Emery

    Today we welcome author, blogger and YouTuber Esther Emery to the show! Esther comes to us from her homestead in the snowy woods of Idaho to chat about her new book, What Falls From The Sky: How I Disconnected From The Internet and Reconnected With The God Who Made The Clouds, and to share her unique insights on how to have a more intentional Christmas in which we can receive all the gifts we already have. 
    Where can you find Esther You may Ask?
    Her main home online is right here at her website, but if you want to go straight to her family’s YouTube channel, click right here and please of course head to Amazon and preorder her new book by clicking right here. Let’s Talk About The Things We Can’t Even
    Jennie- Potty Training and Falling off this horrible wagon.
    Esther- Walls in her new cabin, built by her family!
    Leanne- A new-used mini van with heated seats after months with a heat-less ride to school each morning. Books, TV and Movies Mentioned in the Show
    Teaching a Stone to Talk by Annie Dillard
    West World on HBOAs always we want to connect with you about this and all our shows, to join the conversation at the Mom Life Crisis Support Group, head here or follow us on Instagram right about... here.
    That's all for this show, number 18! We will see you next week. 
     

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