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They keep telling us to “Enjoy it while they’re young..” But our days are filled with chaos, and stress, and cooking, and endless laundry piles…. Where’s the time to enjoy it? Yeah, that’s what I always thought too. There’s so much I HAVE to do, when do I find time for peace and joy and happiness, I barely have time to sleep… Mama, it’s time for a shift.
You can be a HAPPY MOM - if I can, you can, trust me.

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They keep telling us to “Enjoy it while they’re young..” But our days are filled with chaos, and stress, and cooking, and endless laundry piles…. Where’s the time to enjoy it? Yeah, that’s what I always thought too. There’s so much I HAVE to do, when do I find time for peace and joy and happiness, I barely have time to sleep… Mama, it’s time for a shift.
You can be a HAPPY MOM - if I can, you can, trust me.

    30: How to Keep Your Cool When Your Kids Are Annoying You.

    30: How to Keep Your Cool When Your Kids Are Annoying You.

    The real question here is: How do we stop being so triggered by our kids’ annoying behaviors.

    When we learn to remain calm and untriggered by our kid’s fits, we can hold our boundaries and stick to a consistent model of parenting. When we give in to the tantrums we teach our kids that if they push us far enough, we’ll give in.

    Are you ready to take the steps to set the right tone for your family? You’re the gatekeeper, you decide the energy of your home. When someone in the family gets panicked and worked up, are you going to join them or calm them? If you’re going to calm them, you first have to calm yourself. Stay grounded. Stay rooted. Stay chill. Even when the world feels like the walls are closing in.

    Why do our kids trigger us?

    We tend to be more triggered when our needs aren’t taken care of. Our kids tend to be more triggering when their needs are not being met.

    Like a kid acting out because they haven’t had enough bonding time with you lately. Or crying for their favorite snack because they got too hungry and now all that they want is that one thing that they are thinking of and nothing else will make them happy.



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    Keep reading the show notes: https://brittniclarkson.com/2022/08/11/30-how-to-keep-your-cool-when-your-kids-are-annoying-you/
    FREEBIE Mom Mindset Mini Guide: https://brittniclarkson.ck.page/happymommindset
    The Happy Mom-Brain Workbook: www.brittniclarkson.com/happymom/ 
    The Everyday Joy Planner: www.brittniclarkson.com/planner/
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    • 27 min
    29: Make Chores Easier by Shifting the Way You Think About Them

    29: Make Chores Easier by Shifting the Way You Think About Them

    If you think it’s gonna suck, it’s probably gonna suck. The more you assign negative connotations to your house chores, the more you’re going to grow in hatred of them and continue to avoid them. This is something that’s been an ongoing challenge in my life, overcoming this hatred of cleaning and completing chores.

    “You don’t exist to serve your space, your space exists to serve you.”

    KC Davis | How To Keep House While Drowning

    If your home is your source of stress, rather than a refuge from the stress of the world - if you’re home has become an idol and keeping it clean has sucked all your time and energy and you’re placing the value of a clean home over the value of time spent with loved ones, yourself, or God himself - you’ve perverted the purpose of your home. Like Jesus in the temple, it’s time to start flipping (metaphorical) tables.

    Your home has a job, your home is meant to serve you, be a place of peace. When it’s become a stress, it’s time to realign and reassess how you’re spending your time while at home.

    I want to share with you the practical tips that have helped me to overcome my hatred of cleaning.

    LINKS IN EPISODE: 

    Keep reading the show notes here: https://brittniclarkson.com/2022/08/09/29-make-chores-easier-by-shifting-the-way-you-think-about-them/

    Get the Declutter Guide: https://www.etsy.com/MeantToBloom/listing/1058816779/declutter-your-home-in-4-weeks-dont?utm_source=Copy&utm_medium=ListingManager&utm_campaign=Share&utm_term=so.lmsm&share_time=1644866447102

    Find KC’s book here: (affiliate link) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1668002841/?tag=britclarkson-20

    Let’s connect on IG: www.instagram.com/britclarkson

    Leave me a rating/review on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3Ah0kmE

    • 22 min
    28: Setting Yourself Up For Success as a SAHM

    28: Setting Yourself Up For Success as a SAHM

    First off, let’s not confuse motherhood with house management. Managing the home is not exclusive to motherhood and vice versa, but most of us slay at home mamas do have that responsibility if running the whole home. As moms, we set the tone for the whole family. If Mom’s not happy, no one is going to be happy, that’s a simple fact of life. We don’t do it on purpose, but our energy affects those around us, we can’t help it. It’s so important to be proactive in taking care of yourself and in making plans for the whole family so I’m sharing here today my tips for setting yourself up for success as a SAHM.

    They say you can’t pour from an empty cup - but yes you can mama. You shouldn’t, it leads to burn out and resentment and depressive cycles and a lack of desire to live. Moms pour from empty cups all the time. We can manage. But if we want to flourish and bloom and be our very best selves, we’re gonna have to stop doing that. We’ve got to take care of ourselves more than anyone else does, because we don’t just show up for ourselves every day, we show up for the whole family. We set the tone for the whole house. If we are about to break, so is the home. We make the home. Take care of yourself because you deserve it, and because everyone relies on you.

    Links in this episode: 


    Read the full show notes here: https://brittniclarkson.com/2022/08/04/28-how-to-set-yourself-up-for-success-as-a-slay-at-home-mom/
    Freebie: The Happy Mom Mindset Mini Guide
    The Happy Mom-Brain 
    The Everyday Joy Planner

    • 23 min
    27: Facing the Fear of Moving Forward and Why You're Still Where You Started

    27: Facing the Fear of Moving Forward and Why You're Still Where You Started

    I’ve been on this journey of spiritual, personal growth for a few years now. I’ve overcome mental illness, learned to live happily, and have made so much progress in how to keep house and home make in that time, but one thing I’ve been faced with time and time again is this one major roadblock: the fear of moving forward.

    I have my theories why these feelings bubble up and stop us from pursuing our best life possible. It’s uncomfortable to change. It’s new and it’s terrifying, even when it’s something really, really good for us. More than anything though, I think we have a hard time facing the question: who am I when I’m not a hot mess?

    If I’m not busy chasing kids all day and cleaning up behind them, if I have a moment to sit and let my brain think - what will I think about?

    My dad never finishes anything - and I’ve worked so hard to fight against that instinct in myself. His shop (and surrounding areas) are always a cluttered mess - another instinct in myself that I’ve had to fight. I’ve seen him get on kicks of cleaning up and making tons of progress, then he just stops. I’ve watched this pattern in him enough to start noticing it in myself and others.

    When I really started to declutter my house (still a work in progress) I noticed this anxious need to stop after any huge hurdle had been crossed - not a need to rest, a need to stop. I started with my kitchen. I downsized the amount of dishes we had so they actually fit nicely in the cabinet, I cleared the counter tops so there was no visible clutter to greet me, and shifted things around so they were in the most convenient places possible.

    This completely reset the vibe in my kitchen and it felt GOOD to be in my kitchen for the first time in my life. Then I was faced with a new source of anxious energy. Instead of feeling that usual anxiety of being in a messy spaces, surrounded by “unmade decisions” as Allie Casazza puts it in Declutter Like a Mother, but a new anxious energy rooted in uncertainty about myself.

    Links Mentioned: 

    Read the full show notes here: https://brittniclarkson.com/2022/08/02/27-overcoming-the-fear-of-moving-forward-getting-comfortable-with-growth-and-success-%ef%bf%bc/ 

    Freebie Happy Mom Mindset Guide: https://brittniclarkson.ck.page/happymommindset

    Happy Mom-Brain Workbook: http://brittniclarkson.com/happymom/

    Quick Declutter Guide: https://www.etsy.com/MeantToBloom/listing/1058816779/declutter-your-home-in-4-weeks-dont?utm_source=Copy&utm_medium=ListingManager&utm_campaign=Share&utm_term=so.lmsm&share_time=1644866447102

    Allie Casazza: www.instagram.com/allie_thatsme 

    • 30 min
    26: Controlling Your Mommy-Rage and Learning to Respond to Your Kids Respectfully with Elizabeth Andreyevskiy

    26: Controlling Your Mommy-Rage and Learning to Respond to Your Kids Respectfully with Elizabeth Andreyevskiy

    Motherhood can be draining, no one expects you to have it all together. Through therapy, Elizabeth entered the world of gentle parenting with the goal of respect for your children. This is very different from the style of parenting her and I both grew up with - the spanking, the threatening of discipline, etc.

    We don't have to raise our voice to get our kids to listen. (no, really).

    In this episode, I am joined by Elizabeth, a motherhood-stress and emotion coach, and host of Emotionally Healthy Legacy Podcast. Elizabeth is a wife from Minnesota, now in Florida, the mother of 4 (3 boys and new baby girl) and it is her mission to help moms support themselves and overcome the burnout and find themselves.

    Getting your needs met is the first step to being patient with those around you. When you're well rested, hydrated, and fed, it creates the environment you need to be in to remain calm.

    LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE 

    If you liked this episode with Elizabeth, go listen to The Emotionally Healthy Legacy:

    Follow Elizabeth on Instagram.

    Get the 5 Day Mini Course here.

    Schedule a free Stress Management Call with Elizabeth.

    Other products mentioned in episode:

    **Unburdened Course by Allie Casazza.**

    **The Miracle Morning (book) by Hal Elrod.**

    Read the full show notes and transcript here: https://brittniclarkson.com/2022/07/28/26-controlling-your-mommy-rage-and-learning-to-respond-to-your-kids-respectfully-with-elizabeth-andreyevskiy/


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    • 35 min
    25: What to do When Someone You Look up to Isn’t Living the Way You Want Them to

    25: What to do When Someone You Look up to Isn’t Living the Way You Want Them to

    How we handle the mistakes of others says a lot about our character and personal development. I recently found out some news that someone I love and look up to had made some bad decisions and had a lot of people upset with her. This news was shaking me to my core in the beginning - but it’s turned into a great opportunity of growth and compassion for me.

    We can’t control other people. We can only control ourselves.

    One thing that I’ve come to realize is that everybody makes mistakes - nobody’s perfect. Pretty sure Hannah Montana taught me that. The best people you know have probably made some incredibly terrible mistakes in their lives. Either you’re not aware of it or you’re blind to it.

    What we have to do is get into a healthy mindset about it. We have to stop ignoring it, we have to stop down playing it, and we have to stop blowing it out of proportion. We’ve got to learn to accept what is as what is and release the need to control other people.

    We’re all equals here. We’re all capable of the same things. We all make mistakes. We are human. We’ve got to start giving grace to all - not just some. You’re only free when you forgive others and yourself for the past. When you release the anxieties and fears of the future. This moment right now is the only place you will find freedom. You can only be happy right now and you won’t be happy if you’re holding on to other peoples’ mistakes.

    Links mentioned in the episode:


    FREEBIE Happy Mom Mindset Mini Guide: https://brittniclarkson.ck.page/happymommindset
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/britclarkson
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/brittniclarksonblog
    Read the full show notes here: https://brittniclarkson.com/2022/07/27/25-what-to-do-when-someone-you-look-up-to-isnt-living-the-way-you-want-them-to/

    • 20 min

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