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Taran Conwell is on a mission to dismantle the cringey and watered-down version of self-care in motherhood.

By teaching millennial moms to expect more and do less, she helps them create and implement their own restorative self-care routines.

After having an identity crisis, this mom of 3 became passionate about helping other women find fulfillment outside of motherhood.

Join her every Tuesday as she examines all facets of millennial motherhood and the hurdles it presents to their self-care.

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Taran Conwell is on a mission to dismantle the cringey and watered-down version of self-care in motherhood.

By teaching millennial moms to expect more and do less, she helps them create and implement their own restorative self-care routines.

After having an identity crisis, this mom of 3 became passionate about helping other women find fulfillment outside of motherhood.

Join her every Tuesday as she examines all facets of millennial motherhood and the hurdles it presents to their self-care.

    The Mental Load of Motherhood is a Beast!

    The Mental Load of Motherhood is a Beast!

    In today's episode I discuss my current mental load in motherhood and how I'm dealing with it. 
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    Mentioned in this episode:
    Happy as a Mother Podcast

    • 25 min
    Marriage Challenges: Balancing Childcare

    Marriage Challenges: Balancing Childcare

    Marriage challenges are bound to happen throughout even the healthiest marriages. But when it comes to balancing the childcare load, it seems especially challenging for millennial moms to get out of a holding pattern by being the default parent and doing 2.9 more hours of childcare a week than their husbands. 
    In today's episode, I'm sharing my hot take on this Renee Reina Reel and diving into how I "balance" childcare in my house as a work-from-home mom who is also the primary childcare provider with a husband who works full-time outside of the home.
    My three actionable steps to take to balance the childcare load in your house:
    Brain dump what you need as far as time away from your kids throughout the week. You can't ask for something if you don't know what it is. Think through how you'd ideally like your evenings and weekends to look and write it down. Get clear on what YOU need, and then brainstorm ideas for getting it. Communicate these needs with your partner and give them time to percolate and become commonplace in your marriage. Nothing changes overnight, and you should expect this transition to take time. However, it should be moving on an upward trajectory, even if it's slow. If your partner won't work with you on this issue, it's probably time to get professional help. Plan something fun for you and your partner to do together at least once a month. Marriage challenges are often exacerbated when couples aren't prioritizing time for fun and intimacy. You both need a break from your kids and some kid-free together time. Prioritize it and get creative with how to make it work in your schedule and budget. Mentioned in this episode:
    The Mom Room Podcast
    Renee Reina Instagram

    • 35 min
    Overwhelmed Moms Need Help: 3 Ways to Start Reducing Your Stress Level

    Overwhelmed Moms Need Help: 3 Ways to Start Reducing Your Stress Level

    Overwhelmed moms are the norm these days. With work, high expectations in motherhood, household duties, kids' activities, and keeping up a social life, it's no wonder moms are so stressed out in 2022.
    Today I will share the three areas in your life you should address when in a season of overwhelm.  
    1. Have fun.
    This seems like the exact opposite of what you should do when you're overwhelmed, but I promise you it isn't. When we're in a season of overwhelm, the best way to break it up is to schedule some fun.
    Get a pedicure with your sister. See a movie with your partner. Go to the library and work on your scrapbook in peace. Just do something that lights you up, and you won't regret it.
    2. Streamline your life.
    Now is the time to take some stuff off of your plate through reduction. Tell your mom you aren't available for dinner every Friday night. Or step down from volunteering at church every Sunday. Whatever you have going on that feels like an obligation needs to be tabled for a while. 
    You can pare things down and focus on yourself and your family when you feel overwhelmed. You can return to them in a different season of life; always remember that. 
    3. Outsource things you hate.
    If you can't take something off your to-do list fully, get someone else to do it. If you're constantly running around, consider getting someone else to take your kids to soccer practice. 
    If you hate cooking, look into prepared meals at Costco or the freezer section. There are even companies like Dream Dinners that will meal prep for you.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Finding Your Village Podcast
    Blog Post (with pictures I referenced in this episode)

    • 39 min
    3 Time Boundaries Every Mom Needs

    3 Time Boundaries Every Mom Needs

    Time boundaries are crucial to thriving in millennial motherhood, and today I'm sharing three every mom should have and hold. 
    1. Work/Volunteer 
    Whether you work outside of the house full-time or you're a SAHM, you need to have time boundaries when it comes to work, volunteering, or being the go-to person that acts as back-up childcare and errand girl. 
    Cut back on taking work home with you and designate a certain amount of hours to help people every month and when you hit the limit, say no to the subsequent request. 
    2. Home
    Having time boundaries in your home can feel odd, but they are essential to fend off burnout. When it comes to your kid's nighttime requests, let them know that you are no longer there to help after a specific time. So if they need permission slips signed or homework help, they better do it promptly. 
    You can also have time boundaries with your partner if you need a few nights a week to watch Bravo or get together with friends. Communication is key. 
    3. Social/Extended Family
    This one is typically the most challenging boundary to set and hold for millennial women. We're so accustomed to attending every family event and social gathering we forget to ask ourselves if we enjoy them. Often the older women in our lives guilt us into attending events because they always did what was expected of them.
    Be the cycle breaker and set limits on how much time you spend with family and friends. You deserve to have your own interests and time for yourself. Don't let others think you don't.
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    • 33 min
    5 Things That Are Lighting Me Up

    5 Things That Are Lighting Me Up

    In today's episode, I'm sharing five things that are lighting me up and helping me see the brighter side of life. Often times in harder seasons of life, we struggle to see the positives and I want to share how I'm doing that personally. 
    Mentioned in this episode:
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    Panera Sip Club
    Happy Planner
    Headspace App
    Polaroid Mini Printer

    • 20 min
    Confession Time - Not Practicing What I Preach

    Confession Time - Not Practicing What I Preach

    In this week's episode, I'm talking about how I haven't been practicing what I preach regarding meditation and journaling. 
    I share about:
    Updating our couple's therapist on the woes of life and telling her that's why I'm so impatient these days My couple's therapist's thoughts on my anxiety (that presents as mommy rage) and why I needed to reexamine my forgotten meditation and journaling practice. The idea that my meditation and journaling practice was PIVOTAL to my self-regulation and what I'm doing to get back into it. That I'd love your help getting some more reviews for the podcast! I'd appreciate it if you have a few minutes and haven't reviewed it yet. I'd love to get to 30 reviews by my birthday (October 2nd!) Episodes Mentioned:
    Postpartum Anxiety and Meds: My Journey
    Couples Therapy Demystified and 3 Benefits

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Deirdre1982 ,

Great podcast!

So much great info! Thanks for your honesty, Taran!

woowww3 ,

SO relatable

I highly recommend this gem of a podcast. The Undomestic Mom podcast is so relatable! One of Taran’s most recent episodes on Decision Making Fatigue was particularly helpful in my current season of life. I felt like she was literally describing my regular experiences, which goes to show, this is a real thing that we, moms, struggle with! My husband travels a lot of work which makes it difficult for me to switch gears and ask for help when I need it. I feel like Taran always provides actionable tips for making the motherhood experience less bumpy than it needs to be! Highly recommend!!

Timmya5745889 ,

Undomestic Mom is amazing!

This is a must listen for stay at home moms! Taran does a great job of sharing her own life to provide support

-Mindful as a Mother

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