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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 • 136 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/

    Turning 46

    Turning 46

    Listen to this Birthday Special Edition of the Whinypaluza podcast! It’s Rebecca’s birthday this week! Her husband, Seth, interviews her as she reflects on turning 46 this year.
    This week: Turning 46

    A birthday is the perfect time to reflect upon the year- what was great, what wasn’t; what do you want to do differently this year?

    What makes her feel most loved on her birthday?

    How have Seth and Rebecca worked to improve expectations and pivoting from the “let’s see what happens” approach to specifically asking for what she wants.

    If you are unsure of what you want for your birthday, open it up for discussion with your spouse or family.

    Rebecca credits joy in her life and how she presents herself to the world to a more youthful appearance.

    The most important lessons learned last year: appreciating and taking care of her body, and being more present in life’s moments.

    Why Rebecca has decided to view her kids’ leaving elementary school as her graduating with them.

    The most important marital lessons for Rebecca in the last year. Don’t forget to put the time and focus in on your marriage!

    The most important parenting lessons for Rebecca in the last year. Don’t take everything so seriously! She improves every year.

    The importance of self-talk and doing it right.

    What Rebecca has learned in all her interviews with marital and parenting experts on the podcast.

    The best moments of the last year have been seeing the culmination of all the hard work she puts into getting her kids through all the activities and school.

    What Rebecca hopes will be the successes of the next year.

    What is the next big thing for Rebecca?

    Remember that no one is perfect, despite what they project and show to the rest of the world. Everyone has his and her own struggles.

     
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    • 24 min
    I’m Holding On

    I’m Holding On

    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! As the end of the school year comes to a crescendo, we are all feeling overwhelmed, but the energy in our kiddos is palpable. Hang in there, moms, we are almost through it!
    This week: I’m Holding On

    We are all insanely busy with the end of the year activities, be sure to offer up your thanks and show appreciation to all those around you who support you and your kids in all that is going on.

    The more you are involved in your kids’ schools, and the more kids you have, the more attached you feel. When your kids age out of elementary, it can be an emotional end.

    With all the chaos, hold on to your sanity! But remember to hold on to your memories. They will be precious to you.

    Be sure to take your hectic schedule hour by hour. What can you do now? When can you fit in a moment for yourself? Don’t forget to pace yourself and stop for a moment to slow yourself down.

    If you have the flexibility in work to do so, be involved and attend these events. They are a unique time for you and your kids, that you and your kids will always remember.

    Take care of yourself! Sunscreen! Hydrate! Eat! Sleep! Breathe.

    Keep in mind that despite the chaos, it is good chaos, because our kids have not had these events in a few years.

    Use your support network! Whether it is to help with events, or cover dinner and rides. Ask for help.


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    • 21 min
    Lessons in Fatherhood

    Lessons in Fatherhood

    Listen to this very special Father’s Day episode of Whinypaluza with Rebecca’s husband, Seth, as he discusses lessons learned in fatherhood.
    Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!
    This week, Rebecca repurposes the fantastic questions her daughters asked her for the Mother’s Day episodes. Now it is Dad’s turn!

    What inspires him to be such a great dad?

    Seth’s favorite thing about being a dad is the magical moments in his kids’ lives.

    His biggest challenge of being a father, and growth that has come from tackling those challenges.

    Being a better parent means taking care of yourself. What does Seth do to take care of himself?

    Our children have unique needs, how does he handle parenting 3 children with different needs?

    Rebecca dubs him “the king of balance.” How does he achieve it?

    What would Seth do differently if he could do things over?

    What are his best and worst parenting moments?

    What is the most important bit of advice he has for other parents?

    Seth’s future fatherhood aspirations.


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    • 44 min
    Crushing A Crazy Saturday

    Crushing A Crazy Saturday

    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!
    This week: Crushing A Crazy Saturday

    For many parents, July can be crazy! Take it hour by hour, day by day, and try to remain calm.

    Recognizing when you are in an anxious state when things are hectic. Visual and mental exercises can help you calm.

    When the anxiety hits, STOP and employ the RE process: rewind, reset, refocus, replace, reframe, reflect, and rejoice. Practice it and it will become automatic.

    Instead of getting into the rushed and angry mode, talk to yourself and go over why the things you are doing are good things. Smile and enjoy the journey.

    Your anxious state initiates other states of being in those around you, that are not ideal.

    We can’t do everything ourselves. We need a village. DELEGATE!

    Rephrasing the way you talk about your day and what you HAVE to do to what you GET to do, will change the way you feel about things.

    With your partner, try to be observant and recognize patterns of emotion in each other, and discuss how you can improve things together.

    Be confident in your ability to get it done. You will find you are much calmer getting through hectic times. Practice makes perfect. Repeat what worked, stop what didn’t.


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    • 25 min
    Better Communication In Your Marriage

    Better Communication In Your Marriage

    Listen to this special Whinypaluza episode with Rebecca and Seth Greene as they discuss the importance of good communication in your marriage and lessons they have learned along the way.
    Episode 155 Better Communication In Your Marriage with Rebecca and Seth

    Problems with “The List of Wants” and how sometimes monumental lists of wants can make your partner feel overwhelmed or as though they are falling short as a provider.

    The impact of negative comments is 3x that of positive comments. Be sure to express gratitude for what you have and take baby steps when bringing up your want list.

    Coming to the understanding that expressing wants does not equate to feeling as though you are unhappy with what you have. Finding the middle ground to communicate this is tricky, but important.

    The Housewives Effect- does your husband feel like you are developing unrealistic expectations when watching shows about extravagant living? Is it entertainment or aspirational?

    Does your partner have literal thinking? Do you understand the difference when your partner expresses a want as an example or as a specific request?

    The importance of having goals, and being clear about your realistic expectations about achieving them. Discuss your work goals, your personal goals, your couple goals, and your family goals.

    Learning your partner’s “language” is key to better communication. How do they process information? How do they respond to different ways of presenting information? Do they do better with a plan and timeline? Do they do better with vision boards? What kind of communicator is your spouse?

    Learning about and growing with your spouse is a journey that never ends. Be sincere and be proactive and you will find the rewards worth it!


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    • 28 min
    Addressing The Shootings

    Addressing The Shootings

    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!
    This week: Addressing The Shootings

    Anxious parents have anxious children, so be sure to manage your emotions and reaction to sensitive events. How do you make yourself feel safe, so your kids can feel safe?

    Basic safety considerations: be aware of your surroundings at all times, have exit plans in mind, make sure you are able to hear and see what is happening around you.

    It is ok to disconnect from the news and social media. Overwhelm is real. It is OK to TURN IT OFF, or just keep scrolling.

    Gauge The Age: what subjects and information are appropriate for your child’s age and personality? Be careful to not overshare, which leads to them feeling overwhelmed or scared.

    Getting comfortable with lockdown drills. They are frightening, but necessary.

    Approach your kid with difficult topics by saying “you don’t have to talk about it, but I’m here if you want to.”

    Don’t assume you know what your kids are talking about, and be sure to ask clarifying questions. Encourage THEM to ask questions when something makes them uncomfortable or confused.

    Ask questions to your school about safety plans. Encourage your kid to ask your kids about the school’s safety plan. Never assume.

    Make change! Speak up and DO something. Action feels better and does more than talk.

    Even when you think your kids can’t hear you, they often can. Thin walls, nosey kids, they often can hear private conversations, so be sure to save the heavy stuff for when you know they are not home.

    Arrange for someone outside of the home to be a safe person to talk to. Sometimes they will be more open with people who aren’t their parent.


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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 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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