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A fun an inspiring podcast that looks at the joys struggles and surprises in motherhood.

A Mom in the Making Theresa Pobee-Mensah

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 7 Ratings

A fun an inspiring podcast that looks at the joys struggles and surprises in motherhood.

    Living Your Life with Purpose with Sarah and Julia

    Living Your Life with Purpose with Sarah and Julia

    Do you ever feel like you’re running in circles? I certainly do! So today’s theme is living with purpose. I am excited to have Sarah and Julia from All Things with Purpose We talk about great things in today’s episode, like balancing confidence with knowing that you have a lot to learn as a mom, making the switch from working mom to staying at home, and playing to your strengths. Finally, we talk about the pressure to involve your kids in all the right activities. Listen To This Podcast EpisodeRight click to download this episodeOr Listen on iTunes div.free-book-container { width: 100%; padding: 20px; background-color: #8dcc86; border-radius: 20px; } img.book-image-small { width: 200px; border: 0px; float: left; margin-right: 20px; } h4.free-book { font-size: 3em; color: white; text-align: center; font-family: sans-serif; font-weight: normal; } p.free-book-text { color: white; } FREE ebook My Quick Guide to Spending Quality Time with Your Kids will give you inspiration and ideas so you can start spending more quality time with your kids today! ~ Theresa

    How to Road Trip without Movies

    How to Road Trip without Movies

    To watch or not to watch… Do you believe in road trip movies? With new cars, we are surrounded by constant temptation. There are multiple screens in every car… and even if you don’t have a “cool” car like me, you probably have a tablet that can play movies. Listen To This Podcast EpisodeRight click to download this episodeOr Listen on iTunes So we just survived a road trip with zero movies. I am incredibly proud! Over 24 hours in the car and not one ounce of TV… I feel like I should win an award, lol. This isn’t to say that I’m totally opposed to TV in cars. Given the choice between hysteria or a zombie child with a screen, I choose the zombie :) But it was fun knowing that it could happen. How to have a Road Trip without Movies Download Your Kiddo’s Favorite Songs - There is nothing better than singing in the car. Yes, you may listen to the songs way more than you’d like. But think… you’re trading screaming for baby songs. We also put a tablet in the back with his songs, and we listened to podcasts over the car stereo… Win Win! Bring Coloring Supplies - We didn’t do crayons, because he seems to just think they are a great snack, so you have to know what your kids can use and what they’ll just try to eat. Bust out the Favorite Snacks - Healthy food kicks are great, but million hour road trips aren’t the greatest time to be strict. Sit in the Back with Your Babe - I feel like this is the easiest one to avoid. Most adults aren’t huge fans of sitting in the back, but being back there can really transform the trip for your kiddo. Read Books - Once you’re sitting in the back, take advantage of that time. Instead of droning misery, have it be the best and longest story time ever! Drive at Night - Basically, a no brainer. It’s late, so they sleep… however you do run the risk of showing up exhausted in the middle of the night, and your kiddos just want to play. Make Frequent Stops - If you are traveling during the day, make frequent stops. Even a short 15 minute stop can make a big difference. What do you do on your road trips? div.free-book-container { width: 100%; padding: 20px; background-color: #8dcc86; border-radius: 20px; } img.book-image-small { width: 200px; border: 0px; float: left; margin-right: 20px; } h4.free-book { font-size: 3em; color: white; text-align: center; font-family: sans-serif; font-weight: normal; } p.free-book-text { color: white; } FREE ebook My Quick Guide to Spending Quality Time with Your Kids will give you inspiration and ideas so you can start spending more quality time with your kids today! ~ Theresa

    Shark Tank & Making Money as a Mom

    Shark Tank & Making Money as a Mom

    I’m short on two things right now, time and money. I got barely 5 hours of sleep last night, and have a hefty pile of debt that is really beginning to annoy me. As mom’s, I think we can get trapped sometimes with our time going in a million directions and a simple lack of money. Or our money isn’t really going where it should be. In light of my exhaustion, we decided to break family tradition, and eat dinner while watching a show, Shark Tank It was so refreshing! I feel in love with one of the entrepreneurs, who was a mom! Listen To This Podcast EpisodeRight click to download this episodeOr Listen on iTunes She started a business for two reasons She needed sleep She wanted to stay home with her baby As moms these are two awesome things that we can appreciate. And she did it!! Not with a bunch of start up money, or because of a degree in Marketing. She saw a problem in her life, solved it, and then started helping other moms. I just keep thinking of those sleepless nights with my son. I would have sung from the rooftops if I found something that helped him sleep. And that is how this mom grew her business. Mom’s feel in love with her product and couldn’t help but tell others about it. I came up with some… Thoughts on Moms Making Money You can start with nothing Really smart rich people fail! Don’t be afraid if you don’t know everything. Solve problems in your life If you are struggling with something, there may be other moms out there struggling with the same thing. Share things with those around you. Sometimes the worst thing you can do is hire someone -from Shark Tank Spending a bunch of money on marketing can be a black hole -from Shark Tank You can live the dream! It is tough, it often involves tears getting there. But you can do it. I still am a long way from where I want to be. Ok, lets be honest, the only place I really want to be right now is in bed sleeping. But it can be done, dreams are achievable! What are your dreams? Are you ready to go after them? div.free-book-container { width: 100%; padding: 20px; background-color: #8dcc86; border-radius: 20px; } img.book-image-small { width: 200px; border: 0px; float: left; margin-right: 20px; } h4.free-book { font-size: 3em; color: white; text-align: center; font-family: sans-serif; font-weight: normal; } p.free-book-text { color: white; } FREE ebook My Quick Guide to Spending Quality Time with Your Kids will give you inspiration and ideas so you can start spending more quality time with your kids today! ~ Theresa

    EntreLeadership

    EntreLeadership

    Just one week ago I had the phenomenal opportunity to attend EntreLeadership! It is basically a day packed with entrepreneurial and leadership lessons led by Dave Ramsey and his team. I’ve been a fan of Dave Ramsey for a long time… When I got my first job I took his Financial Peace University Class which gave me the knowledge and tools to kick butt at paying off my school loans, house and car!! I feel like I know what I’m doing with money now… yes we’re in the final stretch for paying off debt and it feels like it will never end, but what’s next? Listen To This Podcast EpisodeRight click to download this episodeOr Listen on iTunes This day was all about how to be a success in business and life! It was so encouraging! I wish everyone I know could have attended. I feel like I have tons of dreams I’m pursuing… but sometimes after working a full day, coming home blogging, podcasting, working on a new site My Jess Tree oh and try to spend some time having fun with my son and hubbie… which is my favorite anyway, I just feel burned out and wonder why am I doing this? EntreLeadership talked about Work Life Balance They had Christy Wright who is preggo with her first little babe there, and she was hilarious. She talked about not letting our dream turn into a nightmare. It was so fun hearing a leadership talk from a mom!! Christy lamented the woes of laying miserable on a coach for her first trimester of pregnancy :) Now that is a mommy I can relate with. Sometimes it is just hard to take advice from someone who really doesn’t understand where you are. Then they had Chris Hogan. He used to be All American college football player. He told hilarious stories about working with our strengths, and letting our spouse do the things that they are best at. As mom’s, there are certain things that we are supposed to be good at. But, what if we aren’t? Look at your family, where are you and your husband’s strengths. Play to your strengths!! Finally, there was Dave Ramsey himself. It was crazy actually seeing him in person after watching him on videos and hearing him on the radio. But my favorite thing I took away was his Momentum Theorem. Focused intensity over time multiplied by God equals unstopped momentum. Speaking of momentum… Monday’s podcast episode with Manoush Zomorodi was my 50th podcast episode!! The average podcast doesn’t make it past episode 7. But I’ve reached 50!! On Saturday… A Mom in the Making podcast downloads reached 2x their highest number ever. That is 100% thanks to you! I am so happy for each of you come and listen. Basically, EntreLeadership was super encouraging, but so are each of you! Each time you read my blog, comment, listen to a podcast you encourage me. Thank you!! Have you been to a great conference or talk lately? div.free-book-container { width: 100%; padding: 20px; background-color: #8dcc86; border-radius: 20px; } img.book-image-small { width: 200px; border: 0px; float: left; margin-right: 20px; } h4.free-book { font-size: 3em; color: white; text-align: center; font-family: sans-serif; font-weight: normal; } p.free-book-text { color: white; } FREE ebook My Quick Guide to Spending Quality Time with Your Kids will give you inspiration and ideas so you can start spending more quality time with your kids today! ~ Theresa

    Papa's Job: Teaching Your Boys to Be Brave

    Papa's Job: Teaching Your Boys to Be Brave

    There are some areas where papa truly is best! We have recently been trying to conquer sleeping in the big boy bed all night. I am the worst at encouraging this. Every time my poor little guy whimpers, I want to fly in and rescue him. I’m truly not giving him an opportunity to see that everything will be ok because at the slightest tear, I pick him up. This is where papa comes up. He does a great job of talking with Charlie and keeping him in bed. Listen To This Podcast EpisodeRight click to download this episodeOr Listen on iTunes After our first full night of success with the big boy bed, my husband commented on how he loved that I was letting him help Charlie to be brave while he slept in his new bed. As the papa, it was his job to teach his son to be brave. This made so much sense to me. As the mom, I do always want to fix things and comfort my baby. Papa on the other hand is there to teach bravery! And he’s right, sleeping in the big boy bed is totally fine. It is just new. Bravery, doing things by himself, adventures these are all areas where papa is the perfect teacher. In my Teaching Kids to Love Cleaning episode I talked about how papa is teaching my little guy how to do laundry. He’s also teaching him to pick up his toys. Then there are the fun things like wrestling and playing music. As moms, we are very important and there are millions of things for us to teach our kids. But there are also areas where papa is best. Let’s encourage our husbands! Those papa/son and daddy/daughter moments are precious. There are certain things they need to learn from papa. What things do your kids like doing with papa? div.free-book-container { width: 100%; padding: 20px; background-color: #8dcc86; border-radius: 20px; } img.book-image-small { width: 200px; border: 0px; float: left; margin-right: 20px; } h4.free-book { font-size: 3em; color: white; text-align: center; font-family: sans-serif; font-weight: normal; } p.free-book-text { color: white; } FREE ebook My Quick Guide to Spending Quality Time with Your Kids will give you inspiration and ideas so you can start spending more quality time with your kids today! ~ Theresa

    Balancing Confidence and Imperfection with Carrie from Carrie This Home

    Balancing Confidence and Imperfection with Carrie from Carrie This Home

    Do you ever feel overwhelmed as a mom? It is way too easy to look around and see the “perfect moms”… That is why I was thrilled to have Carrie from Carrie this Home on for today’s podcast episode. From the first moment you go to Carrie’s site, you get to see the real Carrie! ”Jesus follower, wife, mommy of 2, Doesn’t have it all together. The last part was what truly stood out to me. Listen To This Podcast EpisodeRight click to download this episodeOr Listen on iTunes We all want to be the best in the world, but Carrie is confident enough to proclaim, *“I don’t have it all together.” As mom’s, we need to hear this. We need friends who are real. Carrie is a huge encouragement! Even with an imperfect life we can still do tons of things. Fit working out into a crazy busy mommy schedule. Create beautiful DIY projects with kiddos underfoot. Have a beautifully decorated house even on a tight budget. Share wonderful prayers with Jesus, even if they are simple requests for patience throughout the day. Finally, if you missed Friday’s video, Carrie shares how to Overcome the Pressure to the “Perfect Mom.” How do you balance staying confident as a mom? div.free-book-container { width: 100%; padding: 20px; background-color: #8dcc86; border-radius: 20px; } img.book-image-small { width: 200px; border: 0px; float: left; margin-right: 20px; } h4.free-book { font-size: 3em; color: white; text-align: center; font-family: sans-serif; font-weight: normal; } p.free-book-text { color: white; } FREE ebook My Quick Guide to Spending Quality Time with Your Kids will give you inspiration and ideas so you can start spending more quality time with your kids today! ~ Theresa

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Very Enjoyable!

I love listening to podcasts while I clean house. Mom in the making has great tips and is fun an easy to listen too. Definitely give it a listen.

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Delightfully refreshing

Theresa is so delightful and refreshing! It is so fun to listen to her, it feels like she is a close friend. I love her questions, because they are the same questions I have!

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A Mom in the Making is a wonderful blog that details the daily lives of mothers and their journey through motherhood while maintaining and accomplishing goals of their own! Theresa has an amazing personality, she is incredibly talented and she loves being a Mom. A Mom in the Making podcasts are wonderful to listen to while on your commute to work, making dinner, folding laundry, or if you have time…while working out! ;) Her podcasts are safe for the kids to hear, as well. So turn off the news on your t.v. and listen to these light-hearted and valuable podcasts. Then when you are finished listening, head on over to her blog! :)

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