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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.
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The Whinypaluza Podcast Rebecca Greene

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 117 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
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whinypaluzaparenting
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/becgreene5/

    Giving Your Best Life with Stephanie L. Jones

    Giving Your Best Life with Stephanie L. Jones

    Stephanie L. Jones gave a gift every day for 522 days and that journey changed her life. Now she is on a mission to inspire others to give and practice gratitude daily. She hosts an inspiring podcast, Giving Your Best Life. As a TEDx speaker, she loves sharing her message from the stage in schools, colleges, churches, and businesses. Stephanie is a best-selling and award-winning author of the Giving Gal, The Giving Challenge, The Gratitude Challenge, and Thank-You Notes to God. She is a former police officer and has spent the last fifteen years working for Fortune 50 technologies companies, winning the Cisco Humanitarian Award. She lives out her dreams with her hubby, Mike in Indiana. 
     
    Listen to this insightful Whinypaluza episode with Stephanie L. Jones about the joy of giving and how you can challenge yourself to rethink what giving is and do it every day!

    Here is what to expect on this week’s show:

    How Stephanie decided to undertake the “gift a day” challenge

    Looking for opportunities to give. What will bring a smile to someone’s face? What will make an impact?

    Gifts can be anything from a traditional wrapped gift, to your time, or your services, or even something a simple as giving a smile and a “hello.”

    The joys of bringing children into giving and their unique take on what to give

    The Giving High is real- giving boosts your mood, decreases anxiety and depression, and makes you feel more connected

    The energy you give off and the way you interact with others IS a gift

    The Gratitude Challenge

    Journal about what you are thankful for- how can you go deeper than the obvious: house, family, job, health?

    Focus on your strengths when deciding how to give

     
    Connect with Stephanie:
    Website http://givinggalbooks.com
    Children’s Books http://givinggal.com/books
    stephanie@givinggal.com
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    • 47 min
    Lessons Learned from Day One of My First Summit

    Lessons Learned from Day One of My First Summit

    Listen to this Whinypaluza Wednesday Live vlog episode with The Greene Family! An extension of the weekly blog, join Rebecca and her family on the live vlog, brought to you here in case you missed it last week!
    Here is what to expect on this week’s show:

    Rebecca just hosted her first ever, 2-day Whinypaluza Ultimate Marriage and Parenting Summit!

    Rebecca’s favorite comments from summit participants

    Josephine Atluri taught us the importance of affirmations, meditations, and breathing exercises- especially with our children, and reframing how you talk to yourself

    Dr. Liz Matheis taught us ways to have a healthy relationship with your family, the 4 types of parenting styles, maintaining a strong marriage, and tips for raising teens

    Emmalou Penrod taught us about resolving family conflict by shifting from contention to calm and turning conflicts into respectful conversations with lessons

    Maxine Johnson taught us to treat our family as good or better than we do strangers and friends- your family deserves the best you, and how to bring harmony to your marriage

    Kerry Tepidino taught us 7 tips for mindful parenting, including apologize for the messy, shift from reactive to responsive, and learning from your tough moments


    Follow Rebecca Greene

    Blog  https://www.whinypaluza.com/


    Book 1  https://bit.ly/WhinypaluzaBook


    Book 2 https://bit.ly/whinybook2


    Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/whinypaluzaparenting


    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/becgreene5/ @becgreene5

    TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@whinypaluzamom?lang=en @whinypaluzamom


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    • 40 min
    Mindful Parenting with Josephine Atluri

    Mindful Parenting with Josephine Atluri

    Enjoy this special presentation from the first ever Whinypaluza Ultimate Marriage & Parenting Summit!
    Josephine Atluri is an expert in meditation and mindfulness, helping thousands of people overcome adversity to find joy. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Atluri coupled her consulting background with her passion for total wellness to become certified as a meditation coach and teach corporate mindfulness. Plus, her experience creating her modern-day family of seven children via in vitro fertilization (IVF), international adoption and surrogacy inspires her work as a highly sought-after fertility and parenting mindfulness coach.
    Atluri hosts a popular podcast, “Responding to Life: Talking Health, Fertility, & Parenthood,” where she interviews guests on their inspiring responses to life’s challenges. Her parenting mindfulness expertise and fertility advocacy work has been featured in the L.A. Times, Motherly, MindBodyGreen, The Bump, Prevention, Well+Good, and Woman’s Day. She is the author of Mindfulness Journal for Parents, and the forthcoming 5-Minute Mindfulness for Pregnancy: Simple Practices to Feel Calm, Present, and Connected to Your Baby (Spring 2022).
    Listen to this insightful Whinypaluza episode with Josephine Atluri about how mindfulness can enhance the way you interact with others and enrich your life.
    Here is what to expect on this week’s show:

    Mindfulness is a foundation upon which you build moments of awareness into your day

    Mindfulness is about being aware and curious about what is happening and why

    Awareness will allow you to hone in on your attention to direct it to where it needs to be

    Awareness of your attention will allow you to improve your interactions and activities and how you react to them

    Mindfulness will allow you to understand how you respond to things as they happen

    Being more mindful allows you to be more empathetic when interacting with others

    How the Mindfulness Journal for Parents can enrich your life

    Creating awareness of the inner critic, so you can silence it

    Daily affirmations will help you with daily action items to improve your thinking

    Modeling mindfulness will help your children to be mindful and aware of how they feel

    Mindfulness can allow you to communicate from a place of clarity and calm

    Consciously connecting with your spouse and children

    Cultivating gratitude, joy, and peace

    Real-time practice breathing exercises to calm yourself in any situation

     
    Links Mentioned:

    The Mindfulness Journal for Parents https://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-Journal-Parents-Practices-Connected/dp/164876469X


    Connect with Josephine:

    Website https://www.jatluri.com/

    Instagram @josephineratluri


    Responding to Life Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/responding-to-life-talking-health-fertility-and/id1497664316


    Follow Rebecca Greene

    Blog  https://www.whinypaluza.com/


    Book 1  https://bit.ly/WhinypaluzaBook


    Book 2 https://bit.ly/whinybook2


    Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/whinypaluzaparenting


    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/becgreene5/ @becgreene5

    TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@whinypaluzamom?lang=en @whinypaluzamom


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    • 34 min
    Lessons Learned from the Book Self-Compassion

    Lessons Learned from the Book Self-Compassion

    Listen to this Whinypaluza Wednesday Live vlog episode with The Greene Family! An extension of the weekly blog, join Rebecca and her family on the live vlog, brought to you here in case you missed it last week!

    Big News Week here at Whinypaluza!
    The release of Rebecca’s second book, Whinypaluza Gets Less Whiny
    The first ever Whinypaluza Summit!
     
    Here is what to expect on this week’s show:

    Whinypaluza Book Club Discussion of Self-Compassion

    When we judge ourselves, it affects our attitude and relationships

    Treat yourself the way you would treat a friend

    The three components of self-compassion: Self-Kindness, Common Humanity, Mindfulness

    Practice makes perfect. Building new habits means working at it every day- this means it takes time to learn to be kind to yourself

    Compassion is related to your connection to humanity

    Having a community of support reminds you to be less harsh on yourself, because we tend to all have the same perceived failings

    Learning to release expectations and go with the flow will lessen the stress of the day

    Be mindful of what is happening in the moment, rather than dwelling on what happened and what is going to happen

    The driving force of self-compassion is love not fear

    Have learning goals rather than performance goals

    Self-compassion leads to confidence and emotional strength

    Get a copy of Rebecca’s latest book on Kindle: Whinypaluza Gets Less Whiny Book


    Get a copy of Self-Compassion by Dr. Kristin Neff


    Follow Rebecca Greene

    Blog  https://www.whinypaluza.com/



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    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/becgreene5/ @becgreene5

    TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@whinypaluzamom?lang=en @whinypaluzamom


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    • 33 min
    Parenting and Spirituality

    Parenting and Spirituality

    Listen to this unique Whinypaluza episode where Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein interviews Rebecca on his radio show, Crossroads Sunday to discuss parenthood and spirituality.

    Here is what to expect on this week’s show:

    The importance of having a community of mothers to safely and openly discuss topics and issues in motherhood and provide much needed support.

    Today, it is all too common to feel immense isolation. Connecting in a community is incredibly important and necessary.

    If you are trying to find time to fit in important things- schedule and set due dates.

    The effect you have on others is not always apparent and immediate. Know that you are impacting others and that what you do matters.

    Parenting feels like doing God’s work every day. You can find spirituality in parenting.

    Guilt is universal. Rebecca’s journey of overcoming guilt on her parenting journey has been unexpected and wonderful.

    Focusing on a strong foundation for your children will ensure that they will survive in the world outside the home.

    Providing your children with a religious foundation is beneficial to both you as a parent and to your children.

    The importance of relying upon your religious community and reaching out if you need help and support. Your synagogue or church has a lot or resources to take advantage of.

    Start being easier on yourself and focus on what you do right each day.


    Connect with Rabbi Alex:
    https://shirshalombuffalo.org/
    Twitter https://twitter.com/ShirShalomBflo
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/experiencejewishbuffalo/
    Going Above and Beyond https://www.amazon.com/Going-Above-Beyond-Exceeding-Expectations-ebook/dp/B09SVJM469

    CROSSROADS RADIO PROGRAM
    Co-hosts: Dr Stan Bratton, Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein
    6:00 AM Sundays WBUF 92.9 FM AND WBLK 93.7
    6:30 AM Sunday WJYE 96.1 FM
    7:00 AM Sundays WYRK 106.5 FM
    You can also access WJYE over the web to hear the program.

    Follow Rebecca Greene
    Blog  https://www.whinypaluza.com/
    Book  https://bit.ly/WhinypaluzaBook
    Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/whinypaluzaparenting
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/becgreene5/ @becgreene5
    TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@whinypaluzamom?lang=en @whinypaluzamom
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    • 32 min
    Overthinking Olympics

    Overthinking Olympics

    Listen to this Whinypaluza Wednesday Live vlog episode with The Greene Family! An extension of the weekly blog, join Rebecca and her family on the live vlog, brought to you here in case you missed it last week!

    Here is what to expect on this week’s show:

    This month’s Whinypaluza Book Club selection: Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff, PhD

    Overthinking is an all-too-common issue amongst women.

    Give yourself permission to make mistakes and grant yourself the same grace and compassion that you give others.

    Self-criticism is easy when you hold yourself to impossible standards all the time.

    You are a work in progress. Keep this in mind when you make mistakes.

    ANTS: Automatic Negative Thoughts about a Situation (I’m stupid, I suck, I’m terrible, etc.)

    PETS: Positive Empowering Thoughts in a Situation (I’m allowed to make mistakes, it’s ok, I’m learning something from this, etc.)

    Physically beating yourself up is absurd, so why do we think it is ok to beat ourselves up in our thoughts?

    Overthinking is latent protection mechanism from when we had to learn from negative events in order to stay alive.

    Try compartmentalizing your worrying by allowing yourself to do it within a small period of time, like 5 minutes. Then, move on.

    Enlist a team at home when you have too much to do, to help alleviate overthinking the to-do list.

    Focus on what you have control over, rather than the feelings of overwhelm.

    Take steps to move in the direction that will make you feel better.

    Vocalizing what you are thinking can help to ease your mental burden. Find a friend to vent to, or write it down.

    Do not overestimate the value of self-care. The better you take care of yourself, the better you will be able to process and take on the day’s challenges, which means less overthinking.

    Plan for the worst-case scenario. Being prepared will make you feel less anxious.

    Always be learning from your failures, as well as your successes.


    Register for the first-ever Whinypaluza Parenting Summit!

    Follow Rebecca Greene
    Blog  https://www.whinypaluza.com/
    Book  https://bit.ly/WhinypaluzaBook
    Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/whinypaluzaparenting
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/becgreene5/ @becgreene5
    TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@whinypaluzamom?lang=en @whinypaluzamom
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 Ratings

Melissa @ Hopeful Simplicity ,

Sharing space

It’s always comfort hearing from other women, moms and people. Learning what I didn’t know and realizing it’s not just me feeling things. Keep it up 🧡

Mtkiska671 ,

Amazing host

Rebecca does an amazing job introducing new topics on each episode. Would definitely recommend to other parents, caregivers, or for anyone even without a child as there is always valuable insight on an array of topics.

Shellylefkoe ,

Loved being on

We need training to drive a truck but anyone can be a parent! What? Rebecca’s commitment to parenting is inspiring since it’s the single most important job you’ll ever have. She asks great questions and has great guests. I loved being one of them. So glad that parents have a place to come for help.

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