195 episodes

Work and Play with Nancy Ray is a weekly podcast all about learning to balance the two most competing areas of our lives: work and play.

She dives into topics like productivity, work life balance, leading a team, time management, contentment, play, sabbath, marriage, parenting, and rest, always pointing back to scripture, the ultimate guide for a life of faith. This is a podcast all about learning to work and play well, which ultimately leads to a healthy soul and a fulfilling life.

Work and Play with Nancy Ray Nancy Ray

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    • 4.9 • 616 Ratings

Work and Play with Nancy Ray is a weekly podcast all about learning to balance the two most competing areas of our lives: work and play.

She dives into topics like productivity, work life balance, leading a team, time management, contentment, play, sabbath, marriage, parenting, and rest, always pointing back to scripture, the ultimate guide for a life of faith. This is a podcast all about learning to work and play well, which ultimately leads to a healthy soul and a fulfilling life.

    Summer Play

    Summer Play

    Happy June! Happy summer! It’s the second episode in our June summer series and today is all about summer play.
    Resources from this episode:
    25% Off Dwell Bible App
    Green Ember Book Series
    The Vanderbeeker Book Series
    The Anxious Generation by Jonathan Haidt
    The Coddling of the American Mind Book
    The Women by Kristin Hannah
    The Frozen River by Ariel Lawhon
    Nancy Ray Website
    Nancy Ray on Instagram
    Affiliate links have been used in this post! I do receive a commission when you choose to purchase through these links, and that helps me keep this podcast up and running—I truly appreciate when you choose to use them!

    • 14 min
    Summer Projects

    Summer Projects

    Today’s episode is all about my summer projects and how having some projects to anchor you in the summer is really good for you.
    Resources from this episode:
    Legacy Photo System
    Artifact Uprising
    Legacy Binder Checklist
    Nancy Ray Website
    Nancy Ray on Instagram
    Affiliate links have been used in this post! I do receive a commission when you choose to purchase through these links, and that helps me keep this podcast up and running—I truly appreciate when you choose to use them!

    • 13 min
    Abe Lincoln

    Abe Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln said,
    “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.”
    Well, I had this thought: What if we took that quote and applied it to motherhood? I thought of a few examples, but not many. But man, when I took it to Instagram and my email list, you guys delivered! I have a whole list of ways that this quote can apply to motherhood and you are in for a treat. Get ready to make your life a whole lot more practical and easier in this last “May is for Mamas” episode.
    Resources from this episode:
    Legacy Binder Checklist
    Clorox Bleach Toilet Tablets
    Lululemon
    Frost Free Freezers
    Mom Agenda
    8 Cube Organizers
    Teaching from Rest by Sarah MacKenzie
    Nancy Ray Website
    Nancy Ray on Instagram
    Affiliate links have been used in this post! I do receive a commission when you choose to purchase through these links, and that helps me keep this podcast up and running—I truly appreciate when you choose to use them!
     

    • 25 min
    Being a Healthy Family with Ilana Muhlstein

    Being a Healthy Family with Ilana Muhlstein

    I’m so excited to welcome you back to another episode of “May is for Mamas” where every episode in the month of May is dedicated to mamas. Today, we are talking with an expert on health, nourishing ourselves, and how to change our families forever by taking care of our bodies with the food that we eat. I’m so excited for you to hear from Ilana Muhlstein. Now, if you’ve ever been part of the “Beach Body” program or heard of the “2B Mindset”, this is who created it. Guys, I’m geeking out. I don’t usually say “Yes” to people who I get random emails from in my inbox, but when I saw hers come thorough, I started geeking out because I personally have done “2B Mindset”, I’ve gone through her program (I’ve done it last year, I’m doing it now), I believe in it and it works. So I thought to share something that’s been so life changing for me with my listeners with Illana herself would be such a gift, especially in the month of May for “May is for Mamas.” So I’m so excited. She is a dietician, a nutritionist, and a best-selling author. Guys, at the age of 13, Ilana weighed over 200 pounds. Her story is so inspiring. She came up with this model that really works and I can say that honestly because it works for me. It is like a track to run on; so helpful. The conversation is going to be so great. I hope you enjoy this episode of “May is for Mamas” with Ilana Muhlstein.
    Resources from this episode:
    Illana Muhlstein Website
    2B Mindset Program
    Ilana Muhlstein on Instagram
    Illana Muhlstein on TikTok
    Ilana Muhlstein on YouTube
    Ilana Muhlstein on Facebook
    You Can Drop It Podcast
    Ilana Muhlstein Cookbook
    Use Code "HWPOD10" for $10 Off Ilana Housewares orders over $70
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    Goodles Mac & Cheese
    Immi Ramen
    Nancy Ray Website
    Nancy Ray on Instagram
    Affiliate links have been used in this post! I do receive a commission when you choose to purchase through these links, and that helps me keep this podcast up and running—I truly appreciate when you choose to use them!
     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Dear Grandma Nancy

    Dear Grandma Nancy

    I don’t know if you’re like me in this way, but I love to sit around and picture the time that I am a grandmother. It’s something about the legacy that we are leaving right now, in the thick of motherhood and keeping the vision of me as a grandmother. It just keeps me going. Today, I am going to share a little secret. I have a note on my phone (in the Notes app) that I have been writing down all of the things that I don’t want to forget when I’m a grandma. Notes to myself, advice to myself that I will never forget and will hopefully be the grandma that I want to be someday. Today, I am going to share everything that I’ve written down in that little Notes app with you.
    Resources from this episode:
    25% Off Dwell Bible App
    Kate Strickler (Naptime Kitchen) Instagram
    The Mommy Talks Instagram
    Nancy Ray Website
    Nancy Ray on Instagram
    Affiliate links have been used in this post! I do receive a commission when you choose to purchase through these links, and that helps me keep this podcast up and running—I truly appreciate when you choose to use them!
     

    • 15 min
    If I Don't Laugh, I'll Cry with Molly Stillman

    If I Don't Laugh, I'll Cry with Molly Stillman

    Welcome to the first episode of my “May is for Mamas” series, where every episode in the month of May is dedicated to the mamas listening. I’m starting out with a great conversation with my friend, Molly Stillman, who just wrote an amazing book called, “If I Don’t Laugh, I’ll Cry.” It’s so good. We talk all about it, but it really honors the life and story of her mom, which is just amazing. You’ll hear all about it. I’m so excited for this series! I hope you love it.
    Resources from this episode:
    If I Don't Laugh, I'll Cry book by Molly Stillman
    Molly Stillman Podcast: Can I Laugh On Your Shoulder?
    Home Before Morning book by Lynda Van Devanter
    Molly Stillman Website
    Molly Stillman on Instagram
    Molly Stillman on Facebook
    Nancy Ray Website
    Nancy Ray on Instagram
    Affiliate links have been used in this post! I do receive a commission when you choose to purchase through these links, and that helps me keep this podcast up and running—I truly appreciate when you choose to use them!

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
616 Ratings

616 Ratings

BTB's Biggest Fan ,

Love her, mean it! 💖

I had the privilege of being with and meeting Nancy IRL and she is the real deal. She is a bright light, so kind, and walks out her own advice.

Hannah E. Pannell ,

My go to as a busy mom!

Every episode is short, practical and super encouraging! This is my go to listen as a busy mom!

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Not everything needs to be politicized

You can share your favorite makeup brand without sharing it’s “pro life”.

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