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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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Sep 27, 2017

Episode Summary: 

Finding the time to make healthy meals for your family when you have a full-time job has to be one of the biggest challenges we face as working parents.  I don’t know about you, but I hate spending a ton of time both on the weekends and at night after a long workday shopping, prepping and cooking.  And then trying to find nutritious recipes that everyone will eat seems to add a whole other level of complexity to the process for me.  I would much rather use that time to enjoy my family.  But our guest today has a wonderful resource for working parents who want to feed their families healthy meals without wasting all of their free time doing it.

Today we’re talking with Samantha Rodgers.  Sam is the Mom Behind the Plans at Eating Clean, Cooking Dirty. With a long-standing passion to feed people delicious Paleo foods, Sam has taken her love of food to the online marketplace with subscription-based Weekly Meal Plans and Prep Guides for busy families who want to reduce their overall time in the kitchen without sacrificing nutrition. As a process improvement expert, she uses her skills to layout a Prep Day Strategy each week that provides her members with step-by-step instructions to prep food ahead of time so they have little to no cooking the rest of the week. Sam lives in Hood River, OR with her rambunctious daughter, Stella, and her super awesome husband, Dave. 

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/31

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Samantha Rodgers Website

Samantha Rodgers Facebook

Samantha Rodgers Pinterest

Samantha Rodgers Instagram

Samantha Rodgers Twitter

Eat the Season

Rachel Ray: 30 Minute Meals

Food Network

Epicurious

Eating Clean Cooking Dirty Free Trial

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 WPR031: Sustainable Healthy Habits for Everyone in the Family with Samantha Rodgers” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com. 

Sep 20, 2017

Episode Summary: 

Balance is one of those tricky topics for working parents.  Most working parents find it difficult to have a balanced life.  Other working parents do feel balance from time to time, but then they have periods of time when all hell breaks loose and they have to fight to get back into balance.  And then there’s a whole other group of people who just don’t believe it exists at all.  So I wanted to talk to an expert about this topic of balance in general, and whether it’s something that working parents should strive for, or if it’s an impossible ideal.

Apryl Schlueter is the the Chief Energy Officer of The Cheerful Mind, Inc. After working in various industries, Apryl realized her true passion as a happiness and productivity expert who helps over-committed people with big dreams have more fun while getting stuff done. She earned her Certified Professional Coach credentials from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching, and is the author of "Finding Success in Balance: My Journey to The Cheerful Mind." Apryl lives with her husband and two sons in Northbrook, IL. 

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/30  

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Apryl Schlueter Website

Apryl Schlueter Facebook

Apryl Schlueter Twitter

Apryl Schlueter Instagram

Finding Success in Balance by Apryl Schlueter

The Five Minute Journal

Frazzled to Balanced™ Bootcamp

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 WPR030: Can Balance Really Exist for Working Parents with Apryl Schlueter” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com. 

 

 

Sep 13, 2017

Episode Summary:

The world has been a little crazy lately, hasn’t it?  I don’t typically talk about politics on this show because that’s not the main focus of what we do here.  I don’t want it to distract from the purpose on the podcast, which is to help career-oriented moms and dads integrate all aspects of their lives without having to sacrifice one area over another. 

So we’re not going to discuss politics here today.  But as someone who does pay attention to what’s happening in the world, I thought it was important to acknowledge the discourse and divisiveness that’s we’ve seen on the news and on social media recently.  Things have gotten SO heated on a global level, and I think it’s time we starting thinking a little more about how we address people who disagree with us on fundamental issues.

I see a lot of parallels between what’s been happening around the world, and what we deal with as parents on a daily basis.  There are a lot of polarizing topics coming to a head on the world stage, but I see the same sort of discourse in how we discuss parenting issues as well.  There are some hot button issues we deal with as parents, such as vaccinations, breastfeeding, sleep training, and many others.  I’ve seen more than a few discussions about these topics become hateful very quickly.

For many of these topics, there’s no one right answer.  There is plenty of research to support all sorts of opinions about how to do things.  But as a society I think we’ve gotten into this habit of thinking in binary terms where if I’m convinced of something, you’re wrong unless you completely agree with me.  We’ve lost the ability to appreciate and explore nuance as we discuss a wide range of topics. 

So today I want to dive a little deeper into HOW we talk about polarizing topics.  How do we TALK to each other in a more respectful and productive way?  How can we let go of our need to be right, and start LISTENING to each other in a way that will move these conversations forward?

Whether we’re talking about politics, or human rights issues, or race, or immigration, or whether we’re talking about any number of decisions that you’ll make as a parent, I think these guidelines for a healthier conversation will still apply.  These are just some thoughts that I wanted to share with you.  This obviously isn't a conclusive list.  And I also don't want it to sound like I do all of these things all the time.  I have my moments where I'm not as constructive as I could be.  But I did want to take a moment to think about how we could all be dealing with some of these difficult conversations a little better. 

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/29

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

[FREE MASTERCLASS] What’s Behind Your Burnout?

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 “WPR029: How to Navigate Polarizing Conversations” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

 

 

Sep 6, 2017

Episode Summary: 

Today we’re talking about building your confidence as a parent.  If you’ve read my blog post entitled “The Hardest Thing About Being a Parent,” you’ll know that I had a very hard time adjusting to all of the new things you have to learn when you become a parent.  As an overachiever in my life before kids, I was used to learning new skills and mastering them.  To put it bluntly, I was used to being GOOD at things in my life.   And one of the hardest things I had to do as a parent was realize that I was never going to be perfect at it.  Our kids change all the time and it was really disorienting to have to adapt and adjust to every new developmental stage that my child went through, especially in those early days when he was changing so FAST.  Our guest today offers some wonderful insights and 5 practical tips to build confidence, even when these little ones change the rules of the game on us. 

Dr. Marie Renaud is a doctor in Clinical Psychology with 30 years of experience working in the public service in Scotland. She has particular expertise in the areas of relationships between parents and children and in fostering close relationships with babies. The focus of her work has been to collaborate with families and support them to develop and maintain the best relationships with their children. In 2011, she designed a specific program to raise awareness of the importance of the early years and the need to support parents’ well-being so that they can be truly present and available to their young children.  Most recently she has been focusing on the development of her company: Mindful Evolution, and her program: "Life with New Baby" in which she shares her passion for the wonders of child development and her commitment to parents’ well-being.

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/28  

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Dr. Marie Renaud Website

Dr. Marie Renaud Pinterest

The Hardest Thing About Being a Parent

[FREE MASTERCLASS] What’s Behind Your Burnout?

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 “WPR028: Five Steps to Finding Your Confidence as a Parent with Dr. Marie Renaud” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com. 

 

 

 

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