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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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Dec 27, 2017

Episode Summary: 

We talk a lot about being good parents on this show, and today our guest Sam Munoz is sharing with us a really fun and different way to do that.  She’s passionate about using literature as a tool to enhance your connection with your kids and integrate your core family values into their upbringing.  We also dive into her own experience as a new mom and how she found security in using the lessons in the books she shares with her daughter.  She has a lot of practice tips for working parents in particular to make the most of our limited time with our kids using the books they read throughout their childhood.   

Samantha is a mother, engineer, wife, bibliophile and life lover. Her multi-passionate personality has led her to a successful and fulfilling side hustle as a children's book blogger. Sam, who spends most days engaged in tickle fights, jumping on the bed and reading under a blanket fort with her daughter, has a passion for teaching parents how to create lasting and invaluable book collections for their children. Parenting can be fun, and you can still teach your children all the things you ever wanted to teach them along the way!

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/44

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Samantha Munoz Website

Samantha Munoz Facebook

Samantha Munoz Instagram

The Intentional Bookshelf Book 

Samantha Munoz Pinterest

Owl Crate Junior Subscription Box

The Story Box Subscription Box

Deliberate Life Challenge

Working Parent Resource Email List

Working Parent Resource Coffee Chat

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource helps burned out working parents optimize their time, improve their relationships and escape survival mode for good. Sarah Argenal is the Founder and CEO of the Working Parent Resource and Host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast. She 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 psychotherapy, coaching, college-level instruction, program development, and project management. Sarah lives with her husband and two little boys in San Diego, California. 

You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Would you like to chat?

I love connecting with my audience, so I set aside a few hours every week to chat with the people who are listening. If you’re a working parent who’s struggling to create a more deliberate lifestyle, if you’re burned out from trying to juggle too many things, I would love to chat with you. Just click this link to get on my calendar. I’d love to chat!

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. 

 

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Dec 20, 2017

Episode Summary:

Since we’re heading into the new year, I thought it would be a good time to talk about some of the things that are happening at the Working Parent Resource, both in my business but also with the podcast. A lot has been changing over the last few months, and I wanted to share it with you. 

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/43

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Deliberate Life Challenge

Working Parent Resource Email List 

Working Parent Resource Coffee Chat

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource helps burned out working parents optimize their time, improve their relationships and escape survival mode for good. Sarah Argenal is the Founder and CEO of the Working Parent Resource and Host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast. She 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 psychotherapy, coaching, college-level instruction, program development, and project management. Sarah lives with her husband and two little boys in San Diego, California. 

You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Would you like to chat?

I love connecting with my audience, so I set aside a few hours every week to chat with the people who are listening. If you’re a working parent who’s struggling to create a more deliberate lifestyle, if you’re burned out from trying to juggle too many things, I would love to chat with you. Just click this link to get on my calendar. I’d love to chat!

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 “WPR043: What’s Changing at the Working Parent Resource in 2018” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

 

 

Dec 13, 2017

Episode Summary:

I had such a great conversation with our guest, Kate Turza today.  Kate and I just had a very real, very honest discussion about why it’s SO damn hard to ask for help these days, even when we feel like we’re drowning.  As working parents we have a ton on our plate, and it can feel like we’re expected to do everything ourselves and do it all well.  But that’s not how we’re meant to operate.  We’re SUPPOSED to have a tribe.  We’re supposed to rely on a village to get through it all.  And I’ll let you in on a little secret… if you try to do it all alone, you’re GOING to burnout.  We need help from time to time and the better you get at asking for that support, the more manageable (and enjoyable!) your life will be. 

But these days we’re not as connected to our support systems the way we were in generations past. So we chat about how she as a postpartum doula helps new moms and dads manage those early days of parenthood in a healthy way that integrates who they are with who they are becoming.  We talk a lot about those early days of parenthood but the principles we discuss will apply to parents at all stages of parenting.

Kate Turza is a mom of 3 beautiful, energetic, and loving kiddos and CAPPA certified postpartum doula. After experiencing a trying postpartum period after her third child was born, she began her training to become a postpartum doula. She’s passionate about normalizing the postpartum and early motherhood period. In addition to doing in-home services in her area, she provides support online. She believes that no matter your path to parenthood, you should have a place to find support. 

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/42

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Kate Turza Website

Kate Turza Facebook

Kate Turza Instagram

Working Parent Resource Coffee Chat

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource helps burned out professional moms and dads simplify their lives, streamline their time, and live more deliberately so they can eliminate the stress and chaos. 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, program development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Would you like to chat?

I love connecting with my audience, so I set aside a little time in my calendar to chat with the people who are listening. If you’re a working parent who’s struggling to create a more deliberate lifestyle, if you’re burned out from trying to juggle too many things, I would love to chat with you. Just click this link to get on my calendar. I’d love to chat!

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Deliberate Life Challenge, hosted by the Working Parent Resource. Make 2018 the year you eliminate distractions and stress so you can focus on what’s truly most important in your life. This is a free challenge that will be running throughout the year, so check out details now.

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 “WPR042: Learning to Ask for Help with Kate Turza” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

 

Dec 6, 2017

Episode Summary:

We talk about our kids’ sleep in passing, so it’s hard to get the full context of the struggles and realities of baby sleep over time.  So I’m just going to pull back the curtains and tell you everything that’s going on in our home. I’m going to share what I feel like I did wrong when it came to my boys’ sleep, and what ended up working for us as a family instead. I feel like it’s hard to get the complete story about baby sleep from other parents, so I just want to give you a full picture of my experience and what I’ve learned over the years. What worked for me may or may not fit for you, but I wanted people out there to know that there are other alternatives to sleep training if you’re struggling to get enough sleep yourself and aren’t sure if you want to sleep train your kids. 

I had a different topic scheduled for today, but since Dr. Pam Douglas and I didn’t have a lot of time to talk about the practical things you could do if you’re struggling to get sleep as a parent whose child isn’t sleep trained in the last episode, I wanted to take a little extra time to share with you the things that I’ve found to be helpful after I decided not to sleep train my kids. So if you haven’t listened to my interview with Dr. Douglas in WPR040, go back and listen to that one first, because this one will make a lot more sense with that foundation.

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/41

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Dr. Pam Douglas Website

Possums Clinic Website

The Possums Sleep Film

Gestalt Breastfeeding Online Program

The Discontented Little Baby Book by Dr. Pam Douglas

Virtual Sleep Consultations with Possums Clinic

Evolutionary Parenting: A Philosophy Surrounding Parenting that Involves Biology, History, Neuroscience, Anthropology, and Developmental Psychology

Sleeping Like a Baby: Simple Sleep Solutions for Babies and Toddlers by Pinky McKay

Educating the Experts: Lesson One: Crying by Evolutionary Parenting

Worried About How Much Your Baby Sleeps? Don’t According to New Research by Evolutionary Parenting

Babies Do Not Manipulate They Communicate by Little Hearts Books

The Last Resort: When Sleep Training Feels Like It’s Not a Matter of Choice Anymore by Grubby Mummy Blog

Why Everything the Sleep Trainers Tell You is Rubbish by Integrity Calling

My Thoughts on the Well It Worked For Me Statements Around Sleep Training by Grubby Mummy Blog

You Can’t Love Too Much: Attachment Doesn’t Slow Growth It Fuels It by Motherly

Co-Sleeping and SIDS: A Guide for Health Professionals by UNICEF

Working Parent Resource Coffee Chat

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource helps professional moms and dads live more deliberately so they can enjoy manageable and meaningful lives. 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, program development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Would you like to chat?

I love connecting with my audience, so I set aside a few hours every week to chat with the people who are listening. If you’re a working parent who’s struggling to create a more deliberate lifestyle, if you’re burned out from trying to juggle too many things, I would love to chat with you. Just click this link to get on my calendar. I’d love to chat! 

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 “WPR041: How I Get Sleep Without Sleep Training My Kids” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

 

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