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Simplifying pregnancy, parenting home & family travel life.

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Simplifying pregnancy, parenting home & family travel life.




Setting Goals with Kids with Camille Walker from My Mommy Style— PCP 024

Today's episode is on setting goals with kids. How can you motivate them, while also helping them find their own self-motivation? Plus, how do goals with kids change as they age? I have a special guest on -- one of my favorite people. Camille Walker from My Mommy Style. We met at a blog conference, she is so happy and positive. She also has kids of different ages than mine, so I think we are a good combo for this episode. Camille has a few products that might help you set goals with your...


Fetal Movement & Kick Counts — PCP 020

Why ARE kick counts so important, and what can they do for you? Today I'm talking about how to do kick counts, when to do them, and the benefits you'll find from them (not the least of those benefits being getting out of cleaning up dinner dishes). Let's untangle this one. :) This episode is inspired by my decreased fetal movement post. Big thanks to our sponsor, The Online Prenatal Class for Couples -- if you like things simplified, just like I did kick counts today, this is the course for...


New Years Resolutions — PCP 022

Let's talk about using your spouse to help you make resolutions. How your "goal buddy" can help you take action with the things you need to change. BIG thanks to everyone who has reviewed my podcast, I really appreciate it! Today's guest is my husband, Drew Erickson -- he was also my episode on splitting chores (009). Big thanks to our sponsor Family Routines. If you are looking to make goals, one of the BEST things you can do is to create more margins in your regular life -- and getting in...


A Very Merry Christmas— PCP 021

Today I want to share about what Christmas means to me, along with a few of the lessons I learned from my favorite Christmas movie. Mentioned in this episode: #LighttheWorldChristmas Eve on Sesame Street Producer: Drew Erickson And, just for fun, I wanted to share our family's Christmas card... and yes, we had like NO photos all together, so I just made it work. :) #timgunn Yes, I redacted names and places.... Hilary Erickson 0:00 Hey guys! Welcome back to the Pulling Curls Podcast. Today on...


The Glory of Good Enough. — PCP 020

I think sometimes working towards the BEST thing takes more time than two or thing good things would do. The glory of good enough is that it is DONE. Let's untangle it. This episode was inspired by one of my favorite posts -- The Glory of Good Enough. Big thanks to this week's sponsor, The Organized Home. If you're looking to just GET STARTED, it is the episode for you! Can't wait to see you inside the course (because I'm there to help)! Mentioned in this post: Good, Better, Best...


Using a Paper Planner to Organize & Love Your Life— PCP 019

Today I want to talk about using a paper planner to create an organized, happy life. It has made a huge difference for me, and I want to share with you how I use mine. Using a paper planner has helped my creativitiy, my intention and my gratitude to help build a life and business that I love. Big thanks to this episode's sponsor Family Routines. If you're looking into getting safe routines that gives you more margins for the chaos that having a family brings. Mentioned in this post: I use...


Postpartum Recovery with Katie Clark from Clarks Condensed -- PCP Episode 018

This week's episode is going to focus on what happens after baby. What's normal, what to watch for and I even have a guest on who JUST had a baby and is one of the best moms I know (but also struggling to keep her head above the water with baby #3). I can't wait to share it with you! This week's guest is Katie Clark from Clarks Condensed. If you remember, I actually Katie on a few weeks ago on episode 005 right before she had her new baby to talk about getting ready for baby, and I wanted to...


Disneyland Audio Scavenger Hunt -- PCP 017

Guys, today I am SO excited to do this Disneyland scavenger hunt with you! we're gonna walk through the park listening to some of my favorite sounds. Of course, we love going to Disneyland -- we book with Get Away Today and we JUST returned from a trip at Christmas time. It was magical as all get out. I'm still swooning from all the fun we had. And yes, I have used them since 1998. I am a HUGE fan of creating a Disneyland Budget and I actually have a trip calculator: Mentioned in this post:...


Gratitude at Home — PCP 016

Gratitude is my superhero. It saved me when nothing else could, and today I want to talk about how I bring gratitude into my day, to give you some ideas on how to spark gratitude at your house! This episode was inspired by a lot of things, but this post on hope kind of outlines how hope saved me when I was lost (and how it can save you too). In this episode we're talking about the many ways that I incorporate gratitude into my day. Some links you might find helpful: How I use my...


How to Prepare a Will or Trust in Case You Die -- PCP Episode 015

Just thinking about your own death is hard enough, but plunking down cold hard cash about it is almost too much to think about. Today I'm going to give you specific steps to get your will & living trust created, no matter your budget! This post is inspired by my post on creating a Living Trust. You can find it right here: https://www.pullingcurls.com/will-living-trust/ Big thanks to our sponsor Family Routines -- if things like wills/trust get you crazy inside, simplifying family life will...


How to Go Into Labor with Mady Irby ~ The birth Nurse — PCP Episode 014

Today we're going to talk about some myths and truths about going into labor. Things can be pretty miserable towards the end of pregnancy, and we will talk about some ways to get comfortable as well. As a note, this podcast isn't AS G-rated as many of my other ones. We're talking about getting babies out.... so, yeah. [wink, wink] This post was inspired by my How to Go Into Labor post, which you can see here: https://www.pullingcurls.com/ways-go-labor/ This week's guest is Mandy Irby -- The...


Positive Maternal Self Care with Bonnie Romney-- PCP 013

Figure out how to take care of OURSELVES as WELL as our babies is a tough job. Tougher than most moms realize and we don't often have a good example of obtaining that fine line balance. Today I'm having my friend Bonnie Romney on to talk about how SHE makes it work in her house -- hopefully, to give you some ideas of how it will work for you! Bonnie Romney is in many plays in the Phoenix area. I mostly picked her because I like her story of having to put some of her passions away for a bit...


Why a Cleaning Schedule Changed My Life — PCP Episode 012

Creating a cleaning schedule changed my life. I was so lost, with a stressful job, a new baby and in a new location and pulling my house together in a cleaning schedule made SUCH a change. I can't wait to share it with you! This post is inspired by my post on my Cleaning Schedule Template. You can find it here: https://www.pullingcurls.com/the-benefits-of-weekly-cleaning-schedule/ You can actually get my actual cleaning schedule sent to you via email right here: Big thanks to our sponsor The...


How to Get Kids to Do Homework with JoAnn Crohn from No Guilt Mom — PCP Episode 011

Let's talk about HOW to get kids to do homework, but ALSO how to help YOU know exactly WHY you are doing homework, so that you can be a more effective advocate, cheerleader and helper, when homework comes. This episode has my friend JoAnn Crohn on. She is the mom behind No Guilt Mom, a former teacher, and the smartie behind Drama-Free Homework. She is also the creator of Homework 911 to help kids (yup,the course is FOR your kids) get better at homework. My daughter took it, and it's GREAT!...


How do I know I'm Going into Labor? — PCP Episode 010

Labor is a lot more confusing than you think it might be -- but, how do you KNOW you're going to labor. Hint: It's not just contractions... there's lots of parts of your body that want to get in on the show. Area's like your GI system, back pain and more. :) FYI, Hilary has been an L&D nurse since 2001, but Please note the disclosure in the podcast and please contact your personal provider for any specific issues. This post was inspired by my Am In Labor Quiz which you can find right here:...


Splitting Up Chores in Marriage with Drew Erickson — PCP Episode 009

Today I'm bringing my HUSBAND on to talk about a pretty hot-button topic -- how we split up the chores at our house. We've both been the main breadwinner in our family, and it has certainly changed how we view chores. Both of us came from families that the mom did most of the household work -- but since I worked we needed to find a new solution -- does any of that sound familiar? I think you'll love today's episode! This episode was inspired by my post on splitting household chores -- which...


When is the BEST time to go to Disneyland? with Jessica Sanders from The Happiest Blog on Earth — PCP Episode 008

Let's talk about WHEN you should plan your Disneyland trip! I love how this episode reminds you that when YOU can go to Disneyland is the best time to go. AND, when it's super crowded, Disneyland pulls out all the stops to make it a great visit anyway! This episode introduces one of my favorite Disneyland Experts -- Jessica Sanders from Happiest Blog on Earth and @disneylandplan on Instagram. She can even help you plan your next visit! What you can find on her blog: Special needs at...


Medications Families Should Have On Hand -- PCP Episode 007

What types of medicine should families have in their medicine cabinet? So often friends call needing advice, and don't often have these super seven that everyone should stock to be prepared for small emergencies. Hilary has been a nurse since 1997 and has worked in several medical fields including, pediatrics, geriatrics, hospice and now labor and delivery (which she currently calls home). Please take the advice of your provider before the advice of information in this article). This post...


Bully-Proofing your kids with Niecy Westmoreland from Nerding.org — PCP Episode 006

Ever wondered how to raise resilient kids who are able to let teasing and mean comments "roll right off" them? Ever wish you sort of had that skill as an adult too (me too!)? Today, I'm having Niecy Westmoreland from Nerding.org on. She was actually my son's 3rd-grade teacher, she runs AMAZING after school and summer stem camps for kids (in the Phoenix area), you can also find Nerding on Instagram. Sidenote: If you're interested in starting or running similar camps, Neicy is going to be...


Things to Do Before Having a Baby with Katie Clark from Clarks Condensed — PCP Episode 005

Today we're untangling the MESS of things you need to do before you have the baby! We'll talk about important things to have, and do. As well as how to prepare your MIND for delivery! Excited to bring one of my best friends onto the podcast -- Katie Clark from Clarks Condensed! You can also find Katie on her pregnancy Instagram @BumpsandBaby. Katie and I also run a Facebook pregnancy group called Pregnancy Circle. Big thanks to our sponsor -- The Online Prenatal Class for Couples -- it will...