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Join me as I ask all kinds of moms how they're struggling WELL. It's not entirely about parenthood or struggles though. It's funny too. I double-dog dare you to subscribe and then tell everyone you know.

Mom Struggling Well Emily Thomas

    • Parenting

Join me as I ask all kinds of moms how they're struggling WELL. It's not entirely about parenthood or struggles though. It's funny too. I double-dog dare you to subscribe and then tell everyone you know.

    #221: Mom to Mom - Working Moms

    #221: Mom to Mom - Working Moms

    Are you a workin’ lady? Maybe you’ll be returning to work in the near future. Maybe you don’t work outside of the home but some friends that you love do. This week I wanted to share a conversation that I had with the women over on the Mom to Mom Podcast. We talk about tips for working moms and also I share a very raw description of what it looks like in the Thomas house now that I’m back to work. Spoiler alert: It’s not magazine perfect.
    Kate Battistelli, September McCarthy & Jamie Erickson are three generations of moms who have experienced nearly every season of motherhood. They don’t have all the answers, but you can be sure that they’ll always point you to the One who does.
    WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: learning to pivot when the thing you thought would work isn’t yielding the desired results
    accepting help in order to better balance your life
    learning and prioritizing self-care
    why Emily stopped homeschooling and has no regrets
    tips for helping manage your home when you work full-time
    finding space for time with the Lord in the midst of a busy schedule
    the power of in-person community
    alleviating mom guilt
    encouraging words for working moms
    CONNECT WITH THE MOM TO MOM PODCAST: website | Kate Battistelli | September McCarthy
    CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon
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    • 43 min
    #220: Struggling Sisters: Save Well

    #220: Struggling Sisters: Save Well

    Are you a saver or a spender? Do you have a joint bank account or are they separate? Oh, and do you still tuck in the front of your shirt or is that over now? This week we are talking finances and saving well. Emily brought some really simple saving tips and Katie sends out a siren call for large thongs. We establish that money can be difficult and Em stumbled upon some helpful sermons to ponder this month as we think about our finances. Please send your finance problems to hello@momstrugglingwell.com for Rebecky and Emily to solve later on this month. Biyeee!
    WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Katie the saver and Emily the spender
    joint vs. separate bank accounts
    our personal struggles with saving and what’s been working for us
    simple saving tips from taping reminders to your credit cards to swapping clothes with a friend (no underwear, please)
    the importance of stewarding money well
    the connection between loving money and loving people
    what’s killing us softly and what’s giving us life
    LINKS MENTIONED: Mint
    America Saves
    Stewardship sermon
    Mo Money, Mo Problems sermon
    Down Dog app
    CONNECT WITH KATIE: instagram
    CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon
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    • 41 min
    #219: Try Softer with Aundi Kolber

    #219: Try Softer with Aundi Kolber

    What should you do when you feel yourself losing your cool? How do you know if you’ve experienced trauma? My guest this week is as wise as the day is long and gives us practical tips to help us stay in the moment, honor the pace of our healing, and work our patience like a muscle. We are talking: trauma, shame and the price we pay living in a society that values overachieving. If you don’t already know Aundi, please change that now!
    Aundi Kolber is a licensed professional counselor (MA, LPC), an author, and a speaker living in Castle Rock, Colorado. She has received additional training in her specialization of trauma- and body-centered therapies and is passionate about the integration of faith and psychology. She has written for Relevant, CT Women, and (in)courage. As a survivor of trauma, Aundi brings hard-won knowledge about the work of change, the power of redemption, and the beauty of experiencing God in our pain. Aundi is happily married to her best friend, Brendan, and is the proud mom of Matia and Jude.
    WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: recognizing trauma and its effects on the body
    the trauma spectrum
    how to notice and interpret to what our bodies are telling us
    the window of tolerance
    the power of experiencing and working through pain
    grounding yourself in the present while addressing the past
    reparenting yourself
    LINKS MENTIONED: Try Softer: A Fresh Approach to Move Us out of Anxiety, Stress, and Survival Mode--and into a Life of Connection and Joy
    CONNECT WITH AUNDI: website | instagram | facebook | twitter
    CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon
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    • 55 min
    #218: Finding Holy in the Suburbs with Ashley Hales

    #218: Finding Holy in the Suburbs with Ashley Hales

    WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: what it’s like for Ashley as an only child now raising four kids
    how learning to play with her kids and appreciating the moment has become a spiritual discipline
    what helped Ashley embrace her life as a mom
    letting go of expectations and embracing the things that are important to you
    the emphasis Ashley places on getting to know her kids and how she does that
    letting your overwhelm spill onto your kids
    learning to use your quiet time well
    what inspired Ashley to write her book
    how Ashley’s concept of Jesus different than most because of her experience as a church planter
    four idols of the suburbs
    the power of wanting and waiting
    LINKS MENTIONED: Finding Holy in the Suburbs
    Sara Groves “This Cup”
    CONNECT WITH ASHLEY: website | instagram | facebook | podcast
    CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon
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    • 54 min
    #217: December Problem Solved

    #217: December Problem Solved

    We are right back at it solving your problems this week! We discuss homeschooling vs. public school, ethical dilemmas at the goodwill checkout stand and kids that easily get bent out of shape (that’s right, we’re talking about all of them!). Keep writing in with your problems (and yo, we’ll solve ‘em) at hello@momstrugglingwell.com.
    WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: how much Emily is loving Rebecky’s upcoming book
    Rebecky’s side of the #defamationproclamation prank call
    problem-solving your homeschool vs. public school dilemma
    helping a fun-loving mom with a kid that loves to push her buttons
    allowing kids to choose their own clothes
    an idea to help you finish the year well
    LINKS MENTIONED: A Better Life: Slowing Down to Get Ahead pre-order
    CONNECT WITH REBECKY: website | instagram
    CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon
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    • 40 min
    #216: It's Complicated with Sarah Mae

    #216: It's Complicated with Sarah Mae

    I met Jesus. And meeting Him changed everything.
    Sarah Mae is a nationally known speaker, the host of The Complicated Heart Podcast, and co-author of the bestselling book, Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe. She loves traveling all over the country, speaking at conferences and events, encouraging women to walk in freedom. She makes her home in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with her woodworker husband, three spunky kiddos, and a naughty yellow lab named Memphis.
    WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Sarah’s complicated family story
    why Sarah decided to include portions of her mother’s journals in her book and what those journals meant to her personally
    defining gaslighting
    Sarah’s abortion story
    how the hope and kindness of God transformed Sarah’s life
    replacing core lies with God’s truth
    learning how to set boundaries
    accepting reality and letting go of expectations
    how doing the work of our own healing impacts legacy of our family
    stopping generations of unhealthy patterns
    LINKS MENTIONED: Annie F. Down’s EnneaSummer
    The Place We Find Ourselves
    Surrendering the Secret
    Forgiven and Set Free
    Her Choice to Heal: Finding Spiritual and Emotional Peace After Abortion
    Worthy of Love: A Journey of Hope and Healing After Abortion
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    CONNECT WITH SARAH MAE: website | instagram | facebook | twitter
    CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon
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    • 1 hr 8 min

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