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Working Parent Resource

The Working Parent Resource is a place where we have thoughtful discussions, share personal stories, and provide practical advice for ambitious working parents who actually want to enjoy being a working parent. Every week we tackle a brand new topic related to working parenthood to help you overcome your biggest obstacles, reach new insights, and make important changes in your life. Topics will include time management and life balance, marriage and relationships, child development and parenting tools, self care, mindfulness, and a whole lot more! Come join us!
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Feb 22, 2017

Episode Summary:

This episode is one of my “Moments of Truth” episodes, where I describe one of those pivotal moments in my life where my perspective permanently changed. 

As we all know, hindsight can be 20/20, and when I look back on my life I’m able to identify some of these moments where everything I had thought was true, ended up not really fitting for me anymore… these are some of the moments in my life where I changed as a person and my perspective shifted for the better. 

In this episode we’ll be talking about the moment I realized what being a parent really means to me.  We all become a parent the day our first child joins our family.  But it took me a little time to realize what taking on that role would really mean in my life.  So today I want to go through the process I went through, some of the discoveries I made about myself and about my role as a parent, and I’ll talk a bit about how this shift in my perspective really changed the way I approached being a parent forever.  This was my experience, so this may or may not apply to you.  But I like to share these things in case you can relate and can take away some new insights for yourself.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • You’ll hear my personal story of feeling like a complete failure early in my parenting journey.
  • I share the “Aha Moment” that changed how I felt about my role as a parent, and forever shifted the way I interact with my son.
  • You’ll hear my biggest takeaways as a result from this painful period of my life.

 

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/8

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary

Parenting Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Authoritative vs. Authoritarian Parenting Styles

3 Realizations About Parenting that Instantly Improved My Life by Sarah Argenal

Working Parent Resource Website

Facebook Community

About the Working Parent Resource: 

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Join the Conversation!

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

***Founding Member of the Parents On Demand Network***

 

 

The post “WPR008: The Moment I Realized What Being a Parent Means to Me” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

Feb 15, 2017

Episode Summary:

In this episode we talk about finding strength and identity in those tough moments of parenthood, and goodness knows we have plenty of those as working parents right? I loved this conversation with our guest Becky Burgess.  I had so many questions prepared for her, and I didn't touch on most of them because our conversation just flowed so organically in wonderful directions.  I loved the vulnerability and the heart and the wisdom that Becky shared with us today, and I hope you do too!

Becky Burgess is a mother of two and a wife to her high school sweetheart. She owns a social media marketing company, Splash Owl Media. When she was pregnant with her first baby, she decided she wanted to have an all-natural childbirth, and she had both of her children via water-birth at a birthing center. After a series of difficult personal events including getting fired from her job during her maternity leave and dealing with postpartum depression, she started seeing a therapist and was finally able to set some much-needed boundaries, manage her postpartum depression, and find love in the little moments. As she calls it, she "redefined herself."

What You’ll Learn in This Episode: 

  • Becky shares her personal experience into parenthood, and how becoming a parent helped her become crystal clear about WHO she really is, and what she really wanted out of her life.
  • We also chat about the struggles that come with constantly adapting to our kids' changing schedules and needs.
  • We talk about how we shut out all of the judgments and advice and tap into our own instincts about the best way to be a parent in our own, unique lives (and how we can keep our own judgments in check).

 

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/7

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Becky Burgess Website

Becky Burgess Facebook

Becky Burgess Twitter

Becky Burgess Pinterest

Becky Burgess Instagram

Splash Into Facebook Program by Becky Burgess

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron

Working Parent Resource Website

Facebook Community

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Join the Conversation!

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community.

Sponsor: 

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

***Founding Member of the Parents On Demand Network***

 

The post “WPR007: Building Strength & Identity in the Tough Moments” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

 

 

Feb 8, 2017

Episode Summary:

This episode is actually a panel, where two guests and I do a roundtable discussion of our topic, “Are you really screwing up your kids (and how to know for sure).”  Before I even started this podcast, I knew I’d be doing at least some of these panels, because I think so many of the conversations we have as working parents have many different perspectives, and I want to reflect that in the conversations we have here on the show.  I want the Working Parent Resource platform to reflect the reality of the situations we face, because so much of what’s written out there is so opinionated and judgmental and doesn’t really provide the full picture.  That nuance really seems to be lacking in what I consume about parenting and balancing work and family and all of the rest of it, so these panel discussions are my effort give a more realistic sense of the topics we’re exploring.  

In this particular episode, my goal is to help you start distinguishing between the things that may be causing unnecessary stress in your life, and which things you may want to pay some more attention to.  We really do already have enough pressure on us as parents… hopefully this conversation can help alleviate at least some of that in your life.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode: 

  • A few of the most common things we seem to worry about as parents that really aren’t going to harm our child in the long run. 
  • Which things we’re not paying much attention to that really could cause some long-term emotional or mental damage to our kids.
  • We challenge some of the most stress-inducing expectations of working parents.

 

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/6

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Working Parent Resource Website

Facebook Community

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Join the Conversation!

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

***Founding Member of the Parents On Demand Network***

 

The post “WPR006 Are You REALLY Screwing Up Your Kid?  How to Know for Sure” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

 

 

Feb 1, 2017

Episode Summary:

Today we’re chatting with Judy Tsuei.  Judy Tsuei moved from Kauai in Hawaii to pursue van-living with her little `ohana (family) and she's the proud mama of an almost 2-year old named Wilder Love Fox. Along the way, she authored a highly reviewed book, “Meditations for Mamas: You Deserve to Feel Good,” and offers nurturing coaching programs to empower new mamas to thrive in their bodies, relationships, and identities throughout the 4th Trimester and beyond.

Our show today is all about finding yourself again after becoming a parent, and we dive specifically into the challenges and struggles that can come up for moms during that postpartum phase of parenthood.  Judy is an expert on helping new moms integrate who they used to be before having kids into who they are becoming after they have a new baby.  She has some wonderfully deep and practical advice for you moms out there who really feel like you’ve given up who you are now that you’re a mom (even if your kids are older now). 

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • You’ll hear a very honest and vulnerable account of our guest’s journey into parenthood, including her struggles with postpartum depression, finding her own identity after a lifetime of being on her own, and how she was able to grow through the transition.
  • We talk about how our relationships can change with others when we become parents.
  • And you’ll learn how you can take care of yourself and touch base with who you really are when so much in your life feels new and different. 

  

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/5

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Judy Tsuei Website

Judy Tsuei Twitter

Judy Tsuei Instagram

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron

On Being with Krista Tippett

Unruffled Podcast by Janet Lansbury

Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

Working Parent Resource Website

Facebook Community

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Join the Conversation!

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community.

Sponsor

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

***Founding Member of the Parents On Demand Network***

 

The post “WPR005 Finding Yourself Again: Postpartum Advice for Working Parents” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

 

 

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