134 episodes

On the Every Mom Needs a Friend podcast, Anna, a mom of two who is embarking on her 4th cross-country move with her husband, will take up a bite-sized chunk of your day to chat about things that all moms go through and how she’s worked through them. She’s been lonely, she’s had to go through big decisions, and she hasn’t always enjoyed life, but she’s made it to today. So that’s what she’ll talk about, her “today.”

Every Mom Needs a Friend Anna Duffy

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

On the Every Mom Needs a Friend podcast, Anna, a mom of two who is embarking on her 4th cross-country move with her husband, will take up a bite-sized chunk of your day to chat about things that all moms go through and how she’s worked through them. She’s been lonely, she’s had to go through big decisions, and she hasn’t always enjoyed life, but she’s made it to today. So that’s what she’ll talk about, her “today.”

    Closing the Loop

    Closing the Loop

    Ever found yourself knee-deep in unfinished tasks, feeling like a browser with far too many tabs open? My latest heart-to-heart explores the amusing irony of my struggle with 'closing the loop,' where I take you through the winding paths of a year's worth of thoughts and the pivotal role of completion in our multifarious lives. Now switch gears with me to the profound impact of communication and the fruits of the Spirit on marriage—an intertwining of personal anecdotes and spiritual guid...

    • 18 min
    IF Gathering 2024: Friendships from Around the Country

    IF Gathering 2024: Friendships from Around the Country

    Even though If Gathering celebrated a decade of uplifting women in faith, I have to say it was the tapestry of friendships that shone brightest in my heart. As always the worship and speakers were superb, but it was the fellowship that flourished among old friends and new that I'll remember most.I'm super sad that we won't be able to get together in 2025, but rest assured, 2026 we will be back together and I hope all y'all join me!Love y'all deep xoxoxoxo

    • 19 min
    The Gift of Gab

    The Gift of Gab

    Even as a self-proclaimed extrovert, I confess to moments of hesitation in my ability to converse effectively, and together, we'll unpack the strategies to not only improve our chit-chat but turn it into an art form.Ready to disarm social anxiety and prepare like a pro for any interaction? We're breaking down the Christopher technique of inquiry, a method designed to peel back the layers of one's experiences and forge genuine connections that go beyond surface-level exchanges. From the histor...

    • 22 min
    Is People Pleasing Good or Bad?

    Is People Pleasing Good or Bad?

    Have you ever found yourself nodding along in agreement, your lips saying 'yes' when your heart screamed 'no'? Join me as I peel back the layers of my own 'yes' habit, revealing the raw struggle of a chronic people pleaser. Together, we embark on a personal odyssey to understand the why's and how's of setting boundaries and the transformative potential of learning to say 'no'. Our conversation leads us down the path of introspection, examining not only my quest for external validation but the...

    • 22 min
    Jesus waits with Bated Breath for YOU

    Jesus waits with Bated Breath for YOU

    Feeling overwhelmed by life's relentless pressures, I found myself at a crossroads, questioning the joy in recording our conversations and sharing my journey with you. The raw truth is, like many of you, I've been running through dreamlike mud, feeling stuck, and at times, losing my grip on the spiritual grounding that has always anchored me. Today, I open up about those intimate struggles, the mental barriers, and the transformative power of faith that guides us through. As we discuss the re...

    • 16 min
    Voicememo #1

    Voicememo #1

    Life's curveballs have a way of testing our mettle, and this past week was no exception. Join me as I recount the rollercoaster of events that began with the excitement of my lifelong best friend's visit, and quickly escalated into a maelstrom of weather woes, household disasters, and health scares. From the laughter-filled anticipation of snow tubing and attending BSF, to the unexpected burst pipe and school cancellations, to my youngest daughter Poppy's alarming illness—this episode is a te...

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

maddmd ,

Bright Spot

EMNAF is a bright spot in my Monday!! Anna encourages, brings laughter, speaks truth, and just adds joy to your life in every episode!! You better give it a listen 🥰

annah73 ,

Thankful for the honesty

Feels little a nice little dose of mom chat I would get at a play date, especially welcome when my kids are home sick or we are snowed in and I feel like the only people for a I see all week are my beloved husband and kids!! Thanks Anna!!

StephDonaldson ,

Every Woman Needs a Friend

Wow just love this. Such a sweet podcast about all things life - great listen for every woman!

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