44 episodes

Feeling overwhelmed, stressed + like your mom life is harder than it should be?
The Mom Life Handbook podcast is your guide to simplifying your busy mom life, reducing stress, and discovering a path to greater joy and fulfillment.
Join host Erin Christopoulos, a mom of two and experienced teacher + school leader, as she explores the challenges and triumphs of modern-day motherhood. Each episode will provide you with the tools and insights you need to create a more intentional, balanced, and enjoyable mom life.
In each episode, Erin will share practical strategies, actionable tips, and expert advice to help you:
Simplify your life + reduce stressManage your time + increase productivity effectivelyDiscover more balance + joy in your mom lifeDevelop essential parenting skillsNurture your personal growth + well-beingWhether you're a stay-at-home mom, working mom, or mompreneur, the Mom Life Handbook podcast has something for you.
Join Erin to tackle topics like:
Time management + productivityIntentional parenting + purposefulStress management + emotional regulationMindfulness + self-careSubscribe to the Mom Life Handbook podcast today + start creating a more intentional, balanced, and enjoyable mom life.

And for all the show notes + more information on how to work with Erin, be sure to visit MomLifeHandbook.com.

Mom Life Handbook—Your Guide to Motherhood, Parenting, Personal Growth, Productivity + Mindfulness Erin Christopoulos, M.S.Ed. | Teacher, Parenting Expert + Mom Strategist

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Feeling overwhelmed, stressed + like your mom life is harder than it should be?
The Mom Life Handbook podcast is your guide to simplifying your busy mom life, reducing stress, and discovering a path to greater joy and fulfillment.
Join host Erin Christopoulos, a mom of two and experienced teacher + school leader, as she explores the challenges and triumphs of modern-day motherhood. Each episode will provide you with the tools and insights you need to create a more intentional, balanced, and enjoyable mom life.
In each episode, Erin will share practical strategies, actionable tips, and expert advice to help you:
Simplify your life + reduce stressManage your time + increase productivity effectivelyDiscover more balance + joy in your mom lifeDevelop essential parenting skillsNurture your personal growth + well-beingWhether you're a stay-at-home mom, working mom, or mompreneur, the Mom Life Handbook podcast has something for you.
Join Erin to tackle topics like:
Time management + productivityIntentional parenting + purposefulStress management + emotional regulationMindfulness + self-careSubscribe to the Mom Life Handbook podcast today + start creating a more intentional, balanced, and enjoyable mom life.

And for all the show notes + more information on how to work with Erin, be sure to visit MomLifeHandbook.com.

    Is This What's Blocking Your Mental-Load Breakthrough? | Unstuck & Unstoppable: Overcoming the Mental Load of Motherhood Pt. 1

    Is This What's Blocking Your Mental-Load Breakthrough? | Unstuck & Unstoppable: Overcoming the Mental Load of Motherhood Pt. 1

    In This Episode:
    Feeling like you're in a constant cycle of managing, planning, and worrying, without a moment to catch your breath? You're not alone. The mental load of motherhood is real & heavy, leaving many of us feeling like we're just barely keeping our heads above water. But imagine transforming that overwhelm into a sense of control and confidence.

    In this first episode of our three-part series, "Unstuck and Unstoppable," we dive deep into the struggle of the managing the mental load. We'll explore not just what it is, but the hidden blocks & coping mechanisms that, though well-intentioned, often leave us feeling more stuck.

    Tune in to take the first step toward easing the mental load & discovering practical ways to bring intention in your motherhood journey.

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    Every day deserves a moment of support. Follow me on Instagram for daily encouragement, genuine support & practical strategies that ease the hustle of mom life.

    • 14 min
    Simplify your spring to-do list: A stress-free countdown to summer

    Simplify your spring to-do list: A stress-free countdown to summer

    Feeling like each new season just brings another wave of tasks that get piled on to your to-do list? You're not alone. Spring is especially a time of transition & it can feel like it flies by in the lead up to summer break, it's easy to get sidetracked by the sudden surge of tasks that demand our attention. And if we aren't careful, the weeks ahead can fill up quickly with opportunities & obligations that easily throw us off course.
    In this week's episode, we're doing more than just listing out what to expect; we're diving into how you can stay ahead of the seasonal shifts—without sacrificing your sanity. I'll guide you through a thoughtful exploration of the upcoming weeks, highlighting not only what's on the horizon but how to navigate it with intention and ease.

    By tuning in, you'll gain insights into managing your mental load with strategies that are both manageable & personalized to your family's needs. No more feeling caught off guard by end-of-school year events or holiday planning. It's about crafting a plan that respects your time & honors your personal priorities, ensuring you're not just surviving but thriving as we transition from spring into summer.
    Join me as we simplify the complexity of the coming weeks, helping you to approach this season with confidence and calm. Because at Mom Life Handbook, it's all about making life less about the to-do list & more about enjoying the moments that matter most. 💕

    Related Links:
    Craving a dose of simplicity in your hectic mom life? Subscribe to Everyday Ease—the free, weekly guide trusted by 2k+ moms for strategies that transform daily chaos into calm.Need to change your family’s closets over for spring? Download 'Effortless Closet Transitions’ to learn my secrets to curating a wardrobe that's streamlined, easy + makes mornings a cinch.Tune in to this related episode: Mom Life Hacks: Reclaim Your Time + Energy with Practical Strategies for Stress Relief & Time ManagementEvery day deserves a moment of support. Follow me on Instagram for daily encouragement, genuine support & practical strategies that ease the hustle of mom life.

    • 13 min
    Finding your power hours to maximize productivity

    Finding your power hours to maximize productivity

    In This Episode:
    Imagine a day where you glide through tasks, meetings & family time with a calm confidence, knowing you're making the most of your energy without the constant battle against exhaustion or the guilt of unfinished tasks. In the past, you probably tried a gamut of one-size-fits-all productivity hacks, only to end up more overwhelmed & convinced you're just not cut out for this whole "peak productivity" thing.
    But today we're diving deep into discovering your peak productivity times through a straightforward self-audit designed to personalize your approach to productivity once & for all. This isn't about squeezing more into your day; it's about aligning your tasks with your natural energy flows. You'll come away with actionable insights on how to use your high-energy times for productivity and embrace low-energy times as your restorative periods. Plus, we'll tackle what steps to take if "exhausted" feels like your default setting.
    Ending your day feeling accomplished and still having energy left for yourself & your family doesn't have to be a pipe dream. That sense of relief, that peace of knowing you're working with your body, not against it, is closer than you think.

    Join me, and let's take the first step toward turning your most productive hours into your power hours, creating a rhythm to your day that feels as natural as breathing. Welcome to the path of less stress & more living.

    Related Links:
    Read the show notesDownload ‘5 Productivity Secrets for Busy Moms’ for free!Tune in to this related episode: How to Stop Overwhelm With These 5 Power ZonesSubscribe to the weekly newsletterFollow on Instagram

    • 21 min
    5 Signs your family routines need a refresh

    5 Signs your family routines need a refresh

    As moms, we're often sold the dream of the 'perfect routine'—a magical solution to streamline our busy lives. But let's be real: sticking to these routines can feel near impossible most days. In this episode, we're ditching the one-size-fits-all fantasy & getting practical about what will actually work for you.
    If you're tirelessly tweaking schedules that unravel by breakfast, this episode's for you. We're diving into 5 telltale signs that your current routine isn't cutting it & explore why that "ideal" routine keeps leading to dead ends. More importantly, I'll guide you through how to spot these red flags and make smart, manageable adjustments.
    Life as a mom is dynamic and can't be rigid. It's about adapting, not adhering. So, let's have an honest conversation around what isn't working, reset our expectations, and start shaping routines that actually work for our ever-evolving lives.

    • 25 min
    If you want to enjoy motherhood more, see how beating decision fatigue can help.

    If you want to enjoy motherhood more, see how beating decision fatigue can help.

    In this week's episode, we're diving deep into the heart of decision fatigue that we, as moms, wrestle with daily. I understand how exhausting it can be, from the moment we wake up to the time we lay our heads down, constantly bombarded by decisions that need to be made for ourselves and our families. It's this relentless pressure that can push us into autopilot, reacting instead of responding with intention.

    But, I'm here to share a new perspective on decision-making, one that's less about the stress and more about finding clarity and ease in our daily routines. This episode isn't just about identifying the problem; it's about practical, realistic shifts we can make to feel more in control and less overwhelmed by the day-to-day decisions that wear us down.

    I'll walk you through how gaining clarity on what truly matters can transform the way we approach our days, making decision-making a source of empowerment rather than exhaustion. By focusing on what we want our lives to look like and aligning our actions accordingly, we can drastically reduce the mental load that decision fatigue imposes. Imagine starting your day knowing exactly what matters, enabling you to breeze through routines and face challenges with confidence.

    We'll explore simple, yet impactful changes that can lead to a more balanced life, especially for working moms striving for harmony between their professional and personal worlds. Tune in to discover how to set your priorities straight, protect them fiercely, and allow yourself the freedom to enjoy the spontaneity and joy that life has to offer, without the constant weight of decisions hanging over you. This episode promises not just insights but actionable steps toward a life where balance isn't just a dream—it's your reality.

    Be sure to tune in to this episode if that's what you need more of in your life.

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    Get The Reframe: Subscribe to the weekly newsletter designed to help you transform traditional motherhood advice into strategies that actually work.Tune In: The Power of Small Changes—The Secret to Transforming Your Motherhood Journey For The BetterTune In: Mastering the Balancing Act: Aligning Your Life with Your PrioritiesTune In: Why Moms Need Sustainable Change Right Now

    • 17 min
    Mastering the Balancing Act: Aligning Your Life with Your Priorities

    Mastering the Balancing Act: Aligning Your Life with Your Priorities

    Balance—it's the standard so many of us moms are trying to strike, and yet seemingly impossible to achieve. If you're all too familiar with the struggle, this episode is here to help shift you perspective, redefine balance + create the opportunity to finally understand the secrets to achieving success in mom life.
    Related Episodes—
    The Power of Small Changes—The Secret to Transforming Your Motherhood Journey For The Better
    Good Enough is Great

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

jesslcha ,

Brings calm to the chaos

I love this podcast! Helps me feel less alone in motherhood. Love how Erin helps you think through different issues and find accessible solutions that feel good and without judgment. We all need a little help in our motherhood journey and this show provides just that!

Wsugrl85 ,

Great Podcast for any mom!

This podcast is a great listen! I love listening to this podcast- it makes me feel heard in motherhood and know that I’m not alone.

blueberry310 ,

Great advice and perspective

Erin is able to cut through the noise we all encounter as moms. She shares tangible, actionable advice that helps me immediately. I love her approach of customizing mom life to reflect your values. This podcast feels judgment-free and empowering. I gain something as a mom from every episode.

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