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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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Oct 25, 2017

Episode Summary: 

I’ve always been a creature of habit, so establishing a routine for my kids was never that difficult for me.  Plus as someone who has spent decades learning about child development, I knew going into parenthood that creating a routine for my kids would be an important part of building consistency and security for them.  But I know it’s not always easy for everyone to establish a routine for their kids, so I wanted to cover this topic in case you’re having a hard time.  Today’s guest shares with us her personal experience as a mom and how she’s been able to create an effective routine for her kids. 

Erin Montgomery is the mom of a 6 year-old and a 4 year-old. She spent ten years working in fashion journalism, public relations, social media and styling, and now runs the social media marketing company, Piper Social Media.

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/35

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Erin Montgomery Website 

Erin Montgomery Facebook

Erin Montgomery Twitter

Erin Montgomery Instagram

Erin Montgomery Pinterest

WPR017: A New Organization Tool to Help You Streamline Your Home Life with Rebecca Gregerson 

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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 “WPR035: How to Get Your Kids on a Routine with Erin Montgomery” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com. 

 

 

 

Oct 18, 2017

Episode Summary: 

I’m going to start today’s episode by saying something that might make some of you angry.  But I need to share a little tough love with all of you working parents out there.  Here it is:

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your over-booked schedule, if you don’t have enough time, it’s for one reason and one reason only:  because you aren’t setting boundaries around your time.  You either don’t know how, or you aren’t comfortable, saying NO to other people.

There are a hundred excuses I hear from working parents who are overwhelmed:

  • I have too much on my plate.
  • My husband doesn’t do anything around the house.
  • I don’t have enough help.
  • My job (or my boss) is super-demanding.
  • My kids are still young and they need me.
  • I’m the person people rely on to get things done.

All of this is CODE for: “I haven’t learned how to set boundaries in my life.”

Do extenuating circumstances arise?  Are there times that are busier than others?  Of course.  It’s life and sometimes things are going to be busier than others.  And as working parents, you’re in a particularly complex season of life where you’re raising kids who really do need a lot of attention and support, while juggling a demanding job as well.  So don’t get me wrong… I have a lot of empathy for you if you really DO have a full plate and are just trying to keep up.

But if the common theme in your life is overwhelm and burnout and you rarely have times of peace and calm, then it’s not about the various circumstances of your life.  It’s about how you’re MANAGING your life.  It is possible to have a FULL life without constantly feeling stressed out and at your wits end.

So today I’m talking with Monica Froese about the steps you can take to begin setting boundaries in your life, and how you can start becoming comfortable with doing it so it doesn’t jeopardize your relationships or your reputation or everything you’ve accomplished so far in your life.  We’ll go into how you can set boundaries around your time when everyone needs something from you… because that’ll never end.  There will always be demands on your time.  So you need to become really good at saying NO and doing it gracefully so you don’t alienate the most important people in your life. 

Monica and I had an awesome discussion on episode WPR009 about embracing your ambition without the guilt.  We had such a great time chatting that I invited her to come back on to talk with me about setting boundaries and saying no and protecting your precious time as a working parent.

In case you haven't listened to my earlier episode with Monica yet (which is linked in the show notes if you missed it), Monica is a business strategist at RedefiningMom.com, where she works with mom entrepreneurs.  She has her MBA in Finance and works to empower working moms to create online businesses and escape the 9-5 grind.  She's been featured on several media outlets including Fox News, Scary Mommy, Healthline, and Mom Talk Radio, and was even invited to the White House in 2015 to chat with the President's senior advisors about workplace policies to help working families.  You can hear all about that experience back on episode 9 as well.  I could go on and on about Monica, but today I'm glad that we get to chat a bit more.

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/34

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Monica Froese Website

Monica Froese Facebook

Monica Froese Instagram

Monica Froese LinkedIn

Monica Froese Pinterest

Monica Froese Twitter

WPR009: Embracing Your Ambition Without the Guilt with Monica Froese

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Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

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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 “WPR034: How to Set Boundaries and Say No to Protect Your Time with Monica Froese” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com. 

 

 

 

Oct 11, 2017

Episode Summary: 

So last week we talked all about how to prepare to return to work after having a baby with Janine Esbrand.  This week we’re going to dive into how to handle all of the physical and emotional challenges that come up right after you have a baby.  As all of you ladies out there with kids know – there’s a huge shift that you go through after you welcome a baby home, whether it’s your first or your fifth.  Every baby brings with it new changes to our bodies, a shift in identity, and new skills to learn.  Our guest today helps us focus on creating a “new normal” as we integrate a new little baby into our lives.

Catherine Middlebrooks is the founder of brb Yoga, and the creator of the Heal Your Core With Yoga program. She helps busy moms restore their core strength and find calm in the beautiful chaos of motherhood. She has more than 10 years of yoga teaching experience and a master’s degree in experimental psychology.  Catherine is currently traveling the country in an RV with her husband and two young children and you can find her at brbyoga.com.

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/33

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Catherine Middlebrooks Website

Catherine Middlebrooks Facebook

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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 “WPR033: Taking Care of Yourself After Baby Arrives with Catherine Middlebrooks” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com. 

 

Oct 4, 2017

Episode Summary: 

This is one of the questions I get from you guys all the time: how can I transition back into work after maternity leave?  So today’s episode is all about how to make a smooth transition out of maternity leave and back to work.  Our guest today is coming out with a course in just a few weeks from the time this episode airs that goes into everything you need to know as you prepare to return to work after having a baby.  She has some great insights that I can’t wait to share with you.

Janine is the founder of LightBOX Coaching, which helps female lawyers (and other professionals) who want to build careers they are passionate about while raising a family. She is also the host of the More Than A Lawyer Podcast and runs the Being More Than a Lawyer Facebook Group. Janine is a qualified life & career coach and corporate/commercial lawyer. She has worked with a range of coaching clients and has practiced law within leading UK law firms and international companies for the past decade. When she is not coaching or practicing law, she can be found spending time with her son or binging on educational podcasts.

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/32

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Janine Esbrand Website

Janine Esbrand Facebook Page

Janine Esbrand Facebook Group

Janine Esbrand Twitter

Janine Esbrand Instagram

Janine Esbrand Pinterest

Smooth Return Online Course

WPR003: How to Cut Back at Work Without Ruining Your Career with Suzanne Brown

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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 WPR032: Making a Smooth Return to Work After Maternity Leave with Janine Esbrand” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com. 

 

 

 

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