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Join me as I ask all kinds of moms how they're struggling WELL. It's not entirely about parenthood or struggles though. It's funny too. I double-dog dare you to subscribe and then tell everyone you know.

Join me as I ask all kinds of moms how they're struggling WELL. It's not entirely about parenthood or struggles though. It's funny too. I double-dog dare you to subscribe and then tell everyone you know.
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Join me as I ask all kinds of moms how they're struggling WELL. It's not entirely about parenthood or struggles though. It's funny too. I double-dog dare you to subscribe and then tell everyone you know.

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English


Episodes

#199: Get Planty with Dusty Hegge

8/19/2019
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Have you ever made the connection between the growth of a plant and the growth in your faith? Have you ever encountered a communicative plant? If you’re a plant lover, buckle in! If you aren’t YET, you're going to learn about totipotent nodes. I mean, that's just going to happen. But you're also going to hear a beautiful story about rising up through the soil in a broken home, battling depression/anxiety and flourishing. You see what I did there? Dusty Hegee is a coffee-obsessed houseplant...

Duration:01:48:25

#198: Struggling Sisters - Treat Yo Self!

8/12/2019
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Have you ever heard of a vampire facial? Ever considered a fanny pack for fashionable bike riding emergencies? This month we talk about the importance of treating yourself, or, as Tom and Donna from Parks and Rec say, “Treat Yo Self!”. This doesn’t have to be fancy or extravagant. We all need a little something fun to celebrate our fantastical selves every now and again. Listen to hear some of our tips and let us know what you like to do to treat yo self! WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Treat Yo Self...

Duration:00:34:50

#197: The God Dare with Kate Battistelli

8/5/2019
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What is a God Dare? Will it be scary? How can I be sure that it’s actually God speaking to me? I can’t WAIT for you to get to know Kate. She speaks to us today about letting Jesus pick your future and what that looks like. She’s down to earth and blows her own cover on some pretty personal things along her journey. Kate wrote her book, The God Dare, for anyone who feels they have lost their purpose. She hopes that readers will be reminded that all God ever needs are willing vessels. Kate...

Duration:00:44:35

196: July Problem Solved

7/29/2019
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This month we are doing a general problem solved episode that’s navigated by our favorite people, YOU! From wedding planning to chip clips on baggy necks, we covered it all. Rebecky spills the tea about her (dun dun DUN!) homeschooling plans for the fall and her grand scheme to finally meet Madonna. Emily tries to get Rebecky super jazzed about the Waco marathon and it’s unclear if that was a success or not. We hope you love this one, see ya next month! WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Rebecky’s...

Duration:00:33:53

#195: The Brain Body Connection with Alisa Keeton

7/22/2019
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I don’t want to abuse food. I workout, but nothing changes. I try hard and then I fail hard. You are not alone, sweet girl! Alisa came on the show to talk to all of us about the lies we are telling ourselves when it comes to wellness. She is packed full of knowledge and hits us with some incredible science that links our brains and our bodies. You can’t help but feel motivated when you hear from her and she makes you think deeper about what truly motivates you, specifically. Alisa is the...

Duration:00:50:04

#194: Struggling Sisters: Marathon Mom

7/15/2019
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Really? My pants are tight again? I need a plan and some wellness motivation, stat! The Struggling Sisters just had this conversation in real life and it got us thinking about a wellness plan. We will share what it is and why it’s working for us. Em also shares that she has always wanted to run a marathon and how she plans to train for her first one ever! Katie pours out her heart as Yuliya in a poem about a recent trip to the Whatever Craft House and so much more. Enjoy! WHAT WE CHAT...

Duration:00:25:47

#193: Watch for God with Vivian Mabuni

7/8/2019
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“Would you just help me trust you, Lord? I want to want to give it all up to you.” If you’ve prayed these prayers, you’re not alone. We know that the center of God's will is the best place to be, but surrender is easier said than done. A host of hurdles, from busyness and bitterness to complacency and control, can prevent us from moving where He directs. In her latest book, Vivian Mabuni provides an authentic look at what it means to willingly risk saying yes to whatever God asks--and...

Duration:00:45:58

#192: Song of a Wounded Heart with Lora Jones

7/1/2019
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Are you losing hope? Working through trauma? Man. Lora shared with us her journey of finding the other side of a horrible situation, and I’m so thankful for her wisdom and perspective. Lora talks to us about why it’s OK to question God and shares the story that lead her to a crossroads in her faith. Lora Jones graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Accounting and from Midwestern Theological Seminary with a Master’s in Religious Education. She married J.L. Jones during...

Duration:00:40:48

#191: June Problem Solved: Enneagram

6/24/2019
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If someone asked you “Do you know your number?”, would you know what they mean? They’re talking about the enneagram, of course! If you like personality tests, you’ll love this episode! Rebecky brought on the first ever Problem Solved guest, Lauren, who is an enneagram coach. She typed Rebecky live on the pod and helped us understand other enneagram numbers in the process. Rebecky can’t decide how she feels about her number, but thinks that it’s probably the worst-case scenario. Emily gets...

Duration:00:44:05

#190: It's Go Time with Ali Christian

6/17/2019
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Do you think if you were diagnosed with cancer that you’d think things like “This is a blessing” or “I was chosen for this mission!“? I know that I would NOT be that insightful. It is my pleasure to introduce you to Ali Christian, a wife, mom and business owner born and raised in upstate New York. She was recently diagnosed with stage four cancer, uprooted her family from NY and moved to CA to get treatment. She and her husband are passionate about sharing the story God is writing for them...

Duration:00:45:04

#189: Summer Summary with the Struggling Sisters

6/10/2019
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Are you feeling overwhelmed by the beginning of summer? Do you have any major plans? We shared a little bit of both + some of our favorite summer things and, as always, what is killing us softly. For Katie, the ticks are killing her and her family softly and the Penderwick series is giving the Thomas crew life. In this episode, you’ll understand why Em’s boss is constantly considering firing her and learn about two new summer drinks we love. Fake news is Em’s favorite and she really brought...

Duration:00:37:14

#188: Undercover Counseling with Tara Bremer

6/3/2019
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Tara Bremer is the founder of House Peace and has been bringing peace into homes for over fifteen years. She holds a BA in Psychology from Purdue University and a Master's in Counseling from Moravian Theological Seminary. She brings this knowledge of the human condition, behavioral psychologies, and habit formations to every home she visits, all with a judgment-free mentality. Whether she's helping you formulate a plan to maximize closet space, or cleaning out your laundry room, Tara and her...

Duration:01:36:29

#187: May Problem Solved: A Menagerie of Problems

5/27/2019
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Do you think you’re hard to work with? Do you think you come on too strong? We talk through a few of these things and share some friendship and workplace insecurities. We also talk about the loveliness of Emilio Gavin and Rebecky’s pause from her million-dollar corporation + her new stay-at-home status. Rebecky shares more about her workout routine and why it’s working for her right now. It’s great! We had too many problems to solve and they ranged from morning sickness to dog issues. We...

Duration:01:25:17

#186: Just Em: Lean In

5/20/2019
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How do you know if you’re struggling well or just plain struggling? Just Em is back again with part four of a four-part series on what it means to Struggle WELL. This week we deep dive on the second L of WELL. L is for LEAN IN. TOPICS: what happens when you stop cursing your situation and get curious about it instead two things to ask yourself - What if I did something different here? What is God trying to teach me in this situation? focusing on fixing ourselves rather than trying to...

Duration:00:32:39

#185: Mental Health with the Struggling Sisters

5/13/2019
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What are the signs YOU show when you need a mental health break? Do you think you could benefit from counseling but need some real-life details about it? We get deep about our own experiences with counseling and mental health issues but we also share some fun facts about some pretty outrageous arrests lately. Balance, right? From Justin Bieber to the Judds, we cover quite a lot in this episode. WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: how Justin Bieber inspired our mental health topic mental health arrest...

Duration:00:45:07

#184: Finding Family with Hallie Graves

5/6/2019
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There is so much to know about foster care. Hallie has a ton of knowledge and such a beautiful perspective on parenting. You guys are going to LOVE her. Hallie Graves is a 30-something from the great Austin, Texas. Not a fan of the linear life, Hallie’s a speaker and writer, a lawyer with a boutique law firm, a foster care activist, and a #singlefostermom with infant and toddlers, and is overly interested in just about everything. Hallie is passionate about encouraging people to live fully...

Duration:00:51:34

#183: Just Em: Look Again

4/29/2019
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How do you know if you’re struggling well or just plain struggling? Just Em is back again with part three of a four-part series on what it means to Struggle WELL. This week we deep dive on the first L of WELL. L is for LOOK AGAIN. TOPICS: remembering that there are two sides to every situation two different perspectives for struggling moms embracing the hard times as a chance to grow how Emily is flipping her perspective on two of her own personal struggles LINKS MENTIONED: Download...

Duration:00:27:02

#182: April Problem Solved: Technology Edition

4/22/2019
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Do you have ten million pictures on your phone and need a plan? When is a good time to let your children have access to the cyberspace? How can you stay the heck off your phone? There is lot’s of talk about technology boundaries with kids and Emily’s favorite subject comes up: appropriateness! Rebecky and Emily both realize they are placing non-technology items out to be shared and discovered by the kids, and it’s working! Tech facts gave Em life and Rebecky shares how she likes to...

Duration:00:48:22

#181: Just Em: Expect

4/15/2019
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How do you know if you’re struggling well or just plain struggling? Just Em is back again with part two of a four-part series on what it means to Struggle WELL. This week we deep dive on the E portion of WELL. E is for Expect. Topics: Emily clears up why she decided to go back to work full-time how expectations have got a bad rap, but expecting God to do things is the same as faith knowing that God is always on the move, but He’s not a genie managing self-expectations letting go of...

Duration:00:55:22

#180: All of the Spring Things with the Struggling Sisters

4/8/2019
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Do your kids tell you they want a new Mom? Us too. Do you like peeps? Your mouth must be broken. There are new flavors out so try them and report back. We don’t think we have it in us. This week the Struggling Sisters talk spring. Find out what we found in our planters and what we’re planting next. Some spring blooms have brought up past trauma for Em and there is a little update on the new jobs. Em springs some spring facts on us and Katie discovers what spring fever is. This summer we...

Duration:00:40:52