Productively Present Parenting™ tips for the busy mom. Get tips for tackling the less important, but necessary, aspects of life so more time can be spent doing what matters most. The show is designed to give you clarity over your own vision of SuperMom and gives (mom-sized) actionable steps to achieve your vision of a clean house, healthy diet, organic beauty, peaceful parenting, and homeschool life.
New Year, New Mom - Refresh, Renew, Re-Inspire
Let’s flip the script. If a goal without a plan is just a wish- let’s make a plan!
These are all these things that you thought just automatically came with life as an adult and they don't, those are like our new year's resolutions. It sounds really depressing in a way, especially when they don't stick. So let's flip that script. Let's create a goal with a plan. So let's not be wishing that we could do something different in the new year or ever. We don't have to wait until the first day of the year to make a new plan but it's okay if we did. It's okay if it's the middle of the year and we're making a plan it doesn't matter. The point is to make a plan that is totally stickwithable.
What do you have to lose? You can join the FREE New Year, New Mom Challenge, and create a great foundation of a system that works for you and your family. Or you can skip it and do what you do every year when the calendar rolls over to the 1st.
Shifting Focus Strategy #4 - Money
I can’t honestly I aspired to become a mother. I pushed myself to finish graduate school directly following a double major and double minor in undergrad.
It wasn’t that 👶 🍼 didn’t appeal to me but I had been told not to bother that my body wouldn’t work.
When the surprise baby was born, I couldn’t imagine a life without her (and now her two sisters too!).
And now, I balance my mom life with my career life by working from home and homeschooling.
My kids and husband mean everything to me but the passion to have a career and build things will always burn. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to have it all while still being a Productively Present Parent™.
How to Get Shit Done Like a Super Mom
Becoming a mom is usually surrounded with joy, right? But it's also easy to use your motherhood as justification for putting all of your life goals and dreams on the back burner.
You tell yourself that you're just going to spend these few years with your little one and then eventually you'll go back to work and eventually you'll resume your "normal" life, right? You'll get back to the gym, catch up on your scrapbooks, read all those books. You'll go back to college or grad school or get a new certification, maybe start a new business.
You know... all those things, all those goals and dreams that you had before you became a mother.
You tell yourself to just live in the moment, enjoy your kiddos, and someday you will have the opportunity to bring back those goals. While all of those thoughts are true, what I have found after being a mother for a decade is that the right time to get yourself back on track for your goals never comes.
Shifting Focus Strategy #3 - Mindset
There Is No One Right Way to Be a Mother
Because there is no one right way to be a Super Mom, it's all about your vision of what you want your life to be. Everyone else's vision is going to be different. You must reject the outside pressures to strive for something that you don't want to do or to be. Pinterest is not my favorite place to hang out. Heading to Pinterest to look at decor is one great way to tempt yourself to judge yourself or compare yourself.
Hard stuff happens and will continue happening but life has to go on. Instead of focusing on how things used to be and wishing to go back I want to encourage you to start digging your heels in and developing a “grit” mindset of “stuff's got to get done”. It's just got to get done. You’ve got to be a mom, you’ve got to get up and you have to feed your kids.
Listen to Strategy #3 on Mindset in the Shifting Focus Series.
Shifting Focus Strategy #2 - Priorities
Let’s look at shifting your focus by looking at your priorities. Going back in history, there's this thing they call the “American Dream”. It's existed since the beginning of America and I assume it wasn't labeled that but everybody had a dream of what they wanted in life. This evolved into one “generally understood” description of what that ideal life would look like.
Shifting Focus Strategy #1 - Beginning Homeschool
Let's talk about life after the pandemic for a minute. Will we ever experience that? Maybe. Maybe not. Either way- life has to go on.
It's time to shift our focus. Shift into living life in spite of the pandemic and all the crazy that comes with it. I challenge you to take my 7 day series on shifting focus and prepare yourself for the normal that you create and are in charge of. What goes on inside your mind, your house, and your heart is 100% in your hands to decide. Let's do this together...Shift Focus to our new normal that brings us joy and makes us thankful for the opportunity.
Focus Shift 1: Homeschooling. Get my key points on choosing curricula, adjusting your expectations, and setting yourself up so you can succeed.
Love this podcast!! Sarah does an amazing job of making me feel supported while also giving me a kick in the booty to take action! I always feel inspired by this show!
Love this show. Her tips are so simple yet effective. Her experience as a mom makes her a new go to resource for me.
Beyond five stars! SO HELPFUL
These women know what they are talking about. As a young mom myself, I can’t get enough of their wisdom on motherhood and managing a household with kids... and managing it well! Wondering where they have been! Wish I had found them sooner. Their podcast is packed with good content every time and they give tangible ways (even printables) on how to improve. If I could rate their podcast as a 6 out of 5 stars I would. Thank you for helping this Momma!