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Parenthood is an adventure! The joys, the frustration, the laughter, and the tears- we all find unique and universal challenges as parents. When one issue resolves, another is waiting in the wings. Our jobs as parents are truly never done. It really is the toughest job you will ever love. The Whinypaluza Podcast is all about inspiring adventures in parenting! Rebecca Greene, LCSW-R and Top 100 Mommy Blogger puts her experience and education in psychology and social work to the test while she shares insightful thoughts on marriage, stay-at-home life, and keeping three energetic kids safe and happy.
On the show, you will hear from bloggers, parenting experts, marriage experts and more as they shed light on tips and tricks to make life with your family better than ever! Find solutions to questions you have and questions you never thought to ask. Whether you are a parenting novice or parenting pro, you are sure to find a valuable source of information and support in the Whinypaluza community.
Follow Rebecca Greene
Blog: https://www.whinypaluza.com/
Book: http://bit.ly/WhinypaluzaBook
Book 2: https://bit.ly/whinybook2
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whinypaluzaparentingandmarriage
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    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 190 Ratings

Parenthood is an adventure! The joys, the frustration, the laughter, and the tears- we all find unique and universal challenges as parents. When one issue resolves, another is waiting in the wings. Our jobs as parents are truly never done. It really is the toughest job you will ever love. The Whinypaluza Podcast is all about inspiring adventures in parenting! Rebecca Greene, LCSW-R and Top 100 Mommy Blogger puts her experience and education in psychology and social work to the test while she shares insightful thoughts on marriage, stay-at-home life, and keeping three energetic kids safe and happy.
On the show, you will hear from bloggers, parenting experts, marriage experts and more as they shed light on tips and tricks to make life with your family better than ever! Find solutions to questions you have and questions you never thought to ask. Whether you are a parenting novice or parenting pro, you are sure to find a valuable source of information and support in the Whinypaluza community.
Follow Rebecca Greene
Blog: https://www.whinypaluza.com/
Book: http://bit.ly/WhinypaluzaBook
Book 2: https://bit.ly/whinybook2
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whinypaluzaparentingandmarriage
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/becgreene5/

    The Art of Peaceful Co-parenting

    The Art of Peaceful Co-parenting

    Are You Facing the Emotional Toll of Family Law? Discover Strategies for Effective Communication and Well-being!

    In this insightful episode of Whinypaluza with host Rebecca Greene, guest Kimberley Mansfield, a seasoned lawyer specializing in family law, sheds light on the multifaceted challenges of navigating divorce and custody disputes. With a unique approach emphasizing empathy, personal growth, and strategic communication, Kimberley offers invaluable advice for those involved in family law matters. From addressing mental health concerns for attorneys to advocating for a child-centered language in courtrooms, this episode is a deep dive into the complexities of family law and the significance of maintaining emotional well-being.

    🗝 Key Takeaways include:
    🌞 Learn the significance of child-centered language in family court to foster a cooperative co-parenting environment.
    🌞 Discover the long-term benefits of maintaining contact between children and parents post-divorce, emphasizing the emotional and developmental advantages.
    🌞 Explore the impact of parental stress on children and the crucial role of effective communication in minimizing its effects.
    🌞 Gain insights into how specific legal terms and personal communication strategies can influence the perceptions and outcomes of family law cases.

    Quote: (00:25:37) "If there is one time in your life that you take yourself to task to learn healthy self-regulation, this is it. Not only does it improve your health, it improves your kids health, it teaches them, you know, I mean, you are modeling throughout this, their relationships for the future, and that it's okay if you need to disentangle those relationships at a time for good reason and how to do it healthily." - Kimberley Mansfield.

    Tune into this powerful episode to gain a deeper understanding of these issues and more strategies for navigating family law challenges.

    Connect with Kimberley Mansfield:
    Instagram: @skilledclarityesq
    Facebook: VALKimberleyMansfield
    To score a 30-minute Opportunity-Spotting conversation, visit SkilledClarity.com or book directly through this link.

    AND... a special offer for the FIRST 5 LISTENERS OR PALS (or you!) who book and include the code RGGIFT60 in answer to 'How did you find me?' – Kimberley would like to gift an extra 30 minutes to their Opportunity-spotting conversation.

    This information is for educational purposes and is not legal advice.


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    • 52 min
    Prom Pressure

    Prom Pressure

    🌟 How can parents balance their expectations with their children's autonomy, especially when their children reject traditional milestones like prom?

    🎙️ This episode of the Whinypaluza Podcast, hosted by Rebecca Greene and her husband, Seth Greene, dives into the challenges parents face when their children choose not to participate in traditional milestones such as prom. 🌟 Rebecca and Seth discuss their experiences with their son Max, who decided not to attend his junior prom, and explore the importance of respecting children's individual choices and autonomy. 💬 They also touch on the financial aspects of prom, offering thrifty alternatives like consignment shopping for prom dresses. 🌸 The episode emphasizes the need for parents to support their children in creating their own unique stories and experiences.

    Key Takeaways
    🌈 Each child creates their own story: Some embrace traditional events like prom, while others choose different paths. Respecting their choices is crucial.
    🤝 Parental expectations vs. children's autonomy: Parents often have specific milestones in mind for their children, but balancing these expectations with the child's preferences is essential.
    🧠 Understanding individual preferences: Delve into why a child might reject events like prom—whether due to social discomfort, overstimulation, or simply a lack of interest.
    💸 Budget-friendly prom solutions: Consignment shopping can be a cost-effective way to find beautiful prom dresses without overspending.
    🚀 Fostering independence: Allow children to make their own decisions and support them in their choices, even if they differ from parental expectations.

    Quotes
    🌟 Rebecca Greene: "I want them to be safe. I want them to have a good time. I want them to reject any pressure. Just make some memories and have a good time."
    🌟 Seth Greene: "Our kids don't always agree with us. What we want is not what they want."
    Get in touch with Rebecca:

    📘 Blog: https://www.whinypaluza.com/
    📗 Book 1: https://bit.ly/WhinypaluzaBook
    📙 Book 2: https://bit.ly/whinybook2
    🔵 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whinypaluzaparentingandmarriage
    📷 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/becgreene5/ @becgreene5
    🎥 TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@whinypaluzamom?lang=en @whinypaluzamom
    📺 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/WhinyPaluza
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    • 25 min
    Nurture Your Mind and Body

    Nurture Your Mind and Body

    Ever wonder how a holistic approach can revolutionize your health and wellness? 🧘 Join Whinypaluza host Rebecca Greene and guest Brenda Swanson as she shares her transformative journey from high fashion to holistic health!

    📝 In this episode, Brenda Swanson, a former actress and model turned wellness advocate, delves deep into the significance of adopting a holistic approach to health. Brenda discusses her pivot from the high-stakes modeling world to embracing yoga and nutrition, emphasizing how her background as a gymnast influenced her wellness practices. Discover practical tips on integrating yoga, mindful eating, and self-care into daily life to maintain and enhance physical and mental well-being.

    🔑 Key Takeaways:
    🍏 Choosing a Lifestyle Over a Diet: Embrace a lifestyle that promotes long-term health rather than temporary solutions.
    🧘 Daily Yoga Practice: Incorporate yoga into your routine to improve physical and mental health.
    🌾 Whole Foods for Better Health: Prioritize whole, unprocessed foods to reduce inflammation and support sustainable weight management.
    🗣️ Positive Self-Talk: Transform your mindset through empowering self-talk and mindfulness for personal growth.
    🥑 Mindful Eating: Enhance your health by being mindful of what and how you eat, focusing on nourishment rather than restrictions.

    🎤 Notable Quotes from Brenda Swanson:
    "There is nothing to do with a diet ever in your life. It's about a lifestyle that you need to choose and actually live every day." 🌿
    "The most important thing that we can do is listen and not react because and I work on this all the time. Maybe I've got my body in shape and I've done that but this is my practice all the time is to be mindful." 🧠

    💬 Engage with Us:
    We love hearing from our listeners! Drop us a line or leave us a review to tell us what you think about this episode. 💌
    Visit Whinypaluza.com for more blogs, podcasts, and resources. 🌐 Connect with Rebecca Greene on her social media platforms for updates and more engaging content:

    💻 Blog: Whinypaluza Blog


    🎧 Podcast: Whinypaluza Podcast


    📚 Books: Book 1 | Book 2


    👥 Facebook: Whinypaluza Parenting and Marriage


    📸 Instagram: @becgreene5


    🎵 TikTok: @whinypaluzamom


    📺 YouTube: WhinyPaluza



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    • 39 min
    Making Mother's Day Memorable

    Making Mother's Day Memorable

    How can you make your Mother's Day memorable while honoring all forms of motherhood? 🤔

    Rebecca Greene, the host of Whinypaluza Wednesday, is joined by her compassionate and nurturing daughter, Ella, who dives deep into exploring and celebrating Mother's Day traditions. 

    💖  They explore the importance of reflection, gratitude, and connecting with loved ones. The episode highlights honoring all forms of motherhood, including pet moms and encourages starting new traditions like planting trees or creating photo albums. 🌳 They also discuss setting realistic expectations and the importance of quality time over extravagant gestures.  🌟

    Key Takeaways:

    🌸 Reflect on Gratitude: Acknowledge the blessings and challenges of motherhood and express gratitude for what you have.
    🌷 Honor All Mothers: Celebrate all forms of motherhood, including those who have experienced loss, infertility, or are pet moms.
    💖 Set Realistic Expectations: Focus on simple, meaningful activities rather than extravagant plans to reduce stress and enhance enjoyment.
    🌳 Create New Traditions: Start new Mother's Day traditions like planting trees or creating a family photo album.
    🌟 Connect and Reach Out: Use Mother's Day to reconnect with estranged family members or check on friends who have lost their mothers.

    Quotes:



    Rebecca Greene: "All I ever wanted was to have kids...and I'm setting myself up just by thinking about that to go into Mother's Day grateful." 💗


    Ella Greene: "Mother's Day is for all mothers. Those who have lost their child, those who have had to put their child up for adoption for one reason or another. They're all mothers too." 🌼


    Call to Action:
    Visit Whinypaluza.com for more blogs, podcasts, and resources. 🌐 Connect with Rebecca Greene on her social media platforms for updates and more engaging content:


    💻 Blog: Whinypaluza Blog


    🎧 Podcast: Whinypaluza Podcast


    📚 Books: Book 1 | Book 2


    👥 Facebook: Whinypaluza Parenting and Marriage


    📸 Instagram: @becgreene5


    🎵 TikTok: @whinypaluzamom


    📺 YouTube: WhinyPaluza



    Feel free to share your thoughts and Mother's Day traditions in the comments below! 🌟💬

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    • 27 min
    Mother’s Day Special with my Lifelong Friend

    Mother’s Day Special with my Lifelong Friend

    🔥 What key lesson has motherhood taught you? Dive into the heart of parenting with guest Liz Karcher, who brings 28 years of wisdom from both personal experience and her hairdressing and dog breeding career.

    In this engaging episode of Whinypaluza, host Rebecca Greene sits down with Liz Karcher, a multifaceted professional and long-time friend. Liz shares insights from her extensive career and personal life, discussing the profound lessons motherhood has taught her and how these experiences shape her approach to life's challenges. From the delicate balance of friendships to navigating the complexities of parenting and career shifts, Liz's stories are a testament to resilience and the power of supportive relationships.

    🌟 Key Takeaways:
    🔹 The enduring impact of lessons from our mothers.
    🔹 Parenting extends beyond childhood, continuing even as children transition to adulthood.
    🔹 The significance of listening and providing a safe space for children.
    🔹 Advocating for children and supporting them through challenges.
    🔹 The role of self-care in maintaining a healthy family dynamic.
    🔹 Balancing personal and professional life while nurturing relationships.

    Quote from Liz Karcher:
    "You never know what another person is going home to. So don't judge, and don't assume you know what's going on behind closed doors." This is a poignant reminder of the empathy required in all our interactions.


    🎧 Tune in to this heartfelt episode for a deep dive into the wisdom and experiences that shape successful parenting and enduring friendships.
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    • 41 min
    Making The Holidays Less Stressful

    Making The Holidays Less Stressful

    🎙️ Ever wondered how you can turn the hectic holiday season into a stress-free celebration? Dive into our latest episode for expert insights and practical tips!

    In this episode, we explore the art of making holidays less stressful through strategic planning, flexibility, and family involvement. Rebecca Greene shares her personal strategies for minimizing holiday chaos, including the benefits of starting preparations early, embracing imperfection, and focusing on family connections over flawless execution.

    🗝 Key takeaways:
    🎉 Family involvement and delegation can transform holiday planning, reducing stress and enhancing enjoyment.
    📅 Preparing in advance is critical to avoiding last-minute chaos. Get your plans rolling early!
    🌟 Embrace flexibility and let go of perfectionism to enjoy the essence of the holidays truly.
    🌿 Outdoor activities during the holidays break the monotony and rejuvenate the spirit.
    🤔 Reflecting on past holidays can provide valuable lessons that make future celebrations smoother and more fulfilling.
    ❤️ Remember, the true spirit of holidays lies in connection and togetherness, not in perfection.

    Quote of the Episode: "I'm not trying to have perfect food and a perfect dinner and a perfectly clean house. I'm just trying to bring family, friends, loved ones together." — Rebecca Greene

    ✅Follow Rebecca Greene
    💻Blog https://www.whinypaluza.com/
    🎧Podcast https://www.whinypaluza.com/podcast
    📙Book 1 https://bit.ly/WhinypaluzaBook
    📘Book 2 https://bit.ly/whinybook2
    👤Facebook https://www.facebook.com/whinypaluzaparentingandmarriage
    📸Instagram https://www.instagram.com/becgreene5/ @becgreene5
    📱TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@whinypaluzamom?lang=en @whinypaluzamom
    📺YouTube https://www.youtube.com/WhinyPaluza


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    • 24 min

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190 Ratings

190 Ratings

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