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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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Aug 30, 2017

Episode Summary: 

Today’s episode is close to my heart, because I went through my own experience with Adrenal Fatigue and it was ruining my life.  I just thought I was tired and burned out, so I kept trying to come up with more ways to be productive, to get more done in less time.  But it turns out that was just perpetuating my symptoms.  I was exhausted.  I was cranky.  I kept landing in urgent care with what I thought was strep throat, and was about to have surgery even though my doctors didn’t have a real diagnosis for what I was experiencing.  I also had trouble getting pregnant for nearly a year, which I also think was related to my own Adrenal Fatigue.  I had no idea that’s what I was dealing with, and once I identified Adrenal Fatigue as the cause of my health issues, I was able to treat it and finally start feeling like myself again within a month.

Jennifer Blossom is the millennial expert of holistic living for mothers and children. She is a Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapist, Certified Infant Massage Instructor and Holistic Lifestyle Entrepreneur. Jennifer specializes in maternal and pediatric health and is OBSESSED with helping Mommas get grounded and absolutely glowing during Motherhood and beyond. Outside of running her company, Blossom to Be Fit, which was just renamed to Blossoming Mommy and Baby, Jennifer loves spending time with her husband, working as a therapist, going to church, cooking barefoot in the kitchen, home decor, and all things COZY.  She’s also expecting her own little bundle of love soon!  Congratulations, Jennifer!

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/27

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Jennifer Blossom Website

Jennifer Blossom Facebook

Jennifer Blossom Instagram

Eating Clean Cooking Dirty with Samantha Rodgers

WPR019: 5 Simple Ways to Connect With Your Children, Even When You Work All Week

Working Parent Resource Burnout Assessment

Working Parent Resource Facebook Group

Working Parent Resource Website

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 20 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. 

 

The post WPR027: The Surprising Truth About Adrenal Fatigue with Jennifer Blossom” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com. 

 

 

 

Aug 23, 2017

Episode Summary:

There are a lot of things I’ve changed in my life to become happier and healthier over the years.  Today I’m not going to cover surface stuff, like exercising and eating healthier or getting a better job or moving.  All of those things have at times definitely improved my life at times, but today I want to talk more about the FUNDAMENTAL shifts I’ve made in the way I operate my life that have had a profound impact on my happiness.  These are things that, once I made these changes, I became a different person.  A more WHOLE person.  A more CONTENT and peaceful person.  I became a better version of myself through doing these things.  When I’m having a rough day or even a stressful period of my life, it’s usually because I’ve stopped doing at least one of these 4 things. 

I wanted to share these things because it took me decades and a LOT of heartache to finally learn to do these things.  It took a lot of work to change habits that were causing me pain, and I wish someone had told me about these lessons earlier in my life… I think it would have saved me a lot of suffering.  We sometimes have to take a long, winding road to learn deep lessons so I appreciate my own journey.  But I’d still love to share this with you in case it’s helpful to you in some way right now. 

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/26

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, by Eckhart Tolle

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

Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue (Book 1), by Neale Donald Walsch

[FREE TRAINING] What’s Behind Your Burnout: The 3 Biggest Burnout Triggers and How to Overcome Them

Working Parent Resource Website

Working Parent Resource 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, corporate packages, a robust online community, 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.

 

 

The post “WPR026: Four Fundamental Shifts I Made that Changed My Life” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

Aug 16, 2017

Episode Summary: 

Valerie is a Certified Professional Coach and Empowerment Mentor, Loving Mom and Wife, and Founder of TheUnlimitedMom.com. Not long ago Valerie was one of the many Moms struggling with feeling overwhelmed, out of balance, and guilty for wanting more. Through making a decision to do something different, the support of her own coach, and learning the skills of coaching and energy leadership, she tapped into her purpose, increased her energy, and is actively creating a life she loves. Valerie is dedicated to helping other Moms achieve the serenity, joy, and fulfillment they seek. She enjoys working with passionate women who are ready to ditch the limits of “this is as good as it gets” and step into creating their own unique, authentic, and amazing Mom-life. Valerie believes you deserve to live a vibrant life and that by doing so, you are setting the foundation for the happy and healthy life that you want for your child. Her mission is to help you do just that. 

Guilt is a topic that tends to come up all the time among high-achieving moms and dads, especially these days when work is more demanding than ever and the standards of “good parenting” are as high as they’ve ever been.  I’ve heard so many people say that there’s no way to avoid guilt as a working parent, or even as a parent in general.  I don’t necessarily disagree with that – we all have our moments where we make mistakes or do something that we’re not particularly proud of.  But I think the guilt has gotten out of control, and I hope today’s episode has helped you release at least a little of that unnecessary guilt.  You work hard.  You’re a great parent.  I can guarantee you’re doing the best you can on any given day, so I hope something you hear here today resonates so you can start to treat yourself with a little more kindness.

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/25

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:  

Valerie Friedlander Website

Valerie Friedlander Facebook

Valerie Friedlander Twitter

Valerie Friedlander Instagram

Valerie Friedlander LinkedIn

Free Guide: The Unlimited Mom Formula

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown

Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown

The Power of Vulnerability, TedTalk by Brene Brown

Listening to Shame, TedTalk by Brene Brown

Working Parent Resource Burnout Assessment

Working Parent Resource Facebook Group

Working Parent Resource Website

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 20 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. 

 

 

The post WPR025: How to Kick Guilt to the Curb with Valerie Friedlander” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com. 

 

 

 

Aug 9, 2017

Episode Summary:

Yael Schonbrun is a clinical psychologist in private practice and assistant professor at Brown University. In her spare time, she is a stay-at-home mother to her three boys. Her book exploring the psychology of straddling an ambitious professional and engaged family life is coming out soon.

A big theme on this podcast is balancing our lives as parents along with our lives as professionals. This is one of those topics that really will never have a “right” answer.  Striking the right balance between an engaged family life and a fulfilling professional life is something that we all have to figure out for ourselves based on our own unique situations, and it’s also something we’ll also need to re-evaluate and tweak as time goes on.  Our guest today is an expert in striking a healthy and fulfilling balance between these two roles in our lives, so hopefully this episode will provide some guidance and inspiration for you as you answer some of these questions in your own life. 

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/24

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:  

Yael Schonbrun Website

Newton Therapy Website

Yael Schonbrun Twitter

Yael Schonbrun LinkedIn

Psychology Today Article Archive by Yael Schonbrun

A Mother’s Ambitions by Yael Schonbrun

Double Bind: Women on Ambition Book

Love and Work: Clarifying Your Values Questionnaire

Working Parent Resource Burnout Assessment

Working Parent Resource Facebook Group 

Working Parent Resource Website  

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 20 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. 

 

 

The post WPR024: Striking the Right Balance between Career Ambition and an Engaged Family Life with Yael Schonbrun” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com. 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 2, 2017

Episode Summary:

We’re back!  I am so excited to be here chatting with you again after our little hiatus.  I hope you’ve been enjoying your Summer so far!  I’ve had a pretty busy couple of months, and I can’t wait to catch up with you a bit in this episode.  Today I have a couple of announcements for you, one big one related to my personal life, and a couple of others related to the Working Parent Resource. 

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/23

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

WPR022:  Welcoming Baby #2 and a Couple of Announcements

Free Burnout Assessment

Working Parent Resource Mastermind Waitlist

Working Parent Resource Corporate Packages

Working Parent Resource Website

Working Parent Resource 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, corporate packages, a robust online community, 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.

 

The post “WPR023: Introducing Weston James and What I’m Doing Differently as a New Mom of Two” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

 

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