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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 12, 2018

Episode Summary:

The topic we’re covering today is one that is really close to my heart. I first got to know Parijat Deshpande when I appeared on her podcast, Delivering Miracles®, to discuss my own experience with secondary infertility. Infertility and pregnancy loss are both topics that affect so many parents out there, and it’s just not talked about a lot. When I went through it myself, all I wanted was information and support about what I was going through, and I found both very difficult to find. But Parijat is on a mission to open up the conversation. She’s allowing us to shine a light on a very sensitive and difficult topic, and I’m so happy she was able to join us here to share her experience and her expertise.

Parijat Deshpande is the leading high-risk pregnancy expert who guides women to have a healthy pregnancy, even if they have complications, so they can give their baby a strong start to life. She is the host of Delivering Miracles®, a podcast about infertility, loss, high-risk pregnancy, prematurity and healing after baby comes home. She is also the author of Pregnancy Brain: A Mind-Body Approach to Stress Management During a High-Risk Pregnancy due out in 2018. Parijat is a clinically-trained therapist, a women’s wellness specialist and an experienced speaker on the impact of stress on health and wellness.

Show Notes: https://workingparentresource.com/63

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Parijat Deshpande Website

Parijat Deshpande Facebook

Parijat Deshpande Twitter

Parijat Deshpande Instagram

Parijat Deshpande Pinterest

Delivering Miracles® Podcast

Pregnancy Brain: A Mind-Body Approach to Stress Management During a High-Risk Pregnancy by Parijat Deshpande

Resolve

KeepEmCookin

Global Organization for Maternal and Child Health

The Blue Dot Project

Delivering Miracles® Podcast Interview: The Hidden Truth About Secondary Infertility with Sarah Argenal (Episode 72)

Working Parent Resource Library

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource:

Welcome to the Working Parent Resource Podcast. This podcast is all about helping burned out working parents escape survival mode by becoming more intentional at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Together we explore fundamental principles of psychology, the latest research on subjects such as happiness, productivity, mindfulness and relationships, and we hear personal stories that are all designed to help you become the best version of yourself in a noisy and demanding world. Let's break down the overwhelm together so you can create a more deliberate and fulfilling lifestyle on YOUR terms.

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 boys in Austin, TX.

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

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Deliberate Life Challenge, a series of free monthly experiences to help burned out working parents reduce stress, maximize their time and become more intentional in every area of their lives in 2018.  This is an ongoing challenge, so you can join in anytime. Click here for details and to sign up: http://deliberatelifechallenge.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 WPR063: Coping with Infertility and Pregnancy Loss with Parijat Deshpande” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

Nov 28, 2018

Episode Summary:

I used to try to avoid conflict at all costs, which usually ended up causing me a lot more pain and suffering over the long run. And after learning how to manage conflict in a healthy way, I’m amazed at how much deeper my relationships have become. Our guest today is an expert in managing conflict, and we cover some great, practical tips to help you not only AVOID conflict, but use it to strengthen your relationships as well.

Amanda is a civil mediator, facilitator and conflict resolution consultant in New Westminster, BC. She works with start-ups, entrepreneurs and tech companies to help them thrive through conflict and change. Amanda co-hosts the Overthinking Conflict Podcast, is a co-founder of Pig-N-Potato Game Collaborative, loves weird projects and sticky problems. She has 2 kids, a dog and coaches hockey in her spare time.  

Show Notes: https://workingparentresource.com/62

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Amanda Semenoff Website

Amanda Semenoff LinkedIn

Amanada Semenoff Twitter

Working Parent Resource Library

Deliberate Life Challenge

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource:

Welcome to the Working Parent Resource Podcast. This podcast is all about helping burned out working parents escape survival mode by becoming more intentional at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Together we explore fundamental principles of psychology, the latest research on subjects such as happiness, productivity, mindfulness and relationships, and we hear personal stories that are all designed to help you become the best version of yourself in a noisy and demanding world. Let's break down the overwhelm together so you can create a more deliberate and fulfilling lifestyle on YOUR terms.

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 boys in Austin, TX. 

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

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Deliberate Life Challenge, a series of free monthly experiences to help burned out working parents reduce stress, maximize their time and become more intentional in every area of their lives in 2018.  This is an ongoing challenge, so you can join in anytime. Click here for details and to sign up: http://deliberatelifechallenge.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 WPR062: Conflict Resolution Tips from a Mediator with Amanda Semenoff” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

Nov 14, 2018

Episode Summary:

My sweet hubby and I are celebrating six years of marriage this week! I invited Joey onto the show to share a sneak peek into the realities of our life together. We go on a trip down memory lane, and talk about the biggest milestones of our marriage so far. 

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/61

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

WPR002: My "I Can't Do This Anymore" Working Mom Moment

Deliberate Life Challenge

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.

Welcome to the Working Parent Resource Podcast. This podcast is all about helping burned out working parents escape survival mode by becoming more intentional at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Together we explore fundamental principles of psychology, the latest research on subjects such as happiness, productivity, mindfulness and relationships, and we hear personal stories that are all designed to help you become the best version of yourself in a noisy and demanding world. Let's break down the overwhelm together so you can create a more deliberate and fulfilling lifestyle on YOUR terms.

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.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Deliberate Life Challenge, a series of free monthly experiences to help burned out working parents reduce stress, maximize their time and become more intentional in every area of their lives in 2018.  This is an ongoing challenge, so you can join in anytime. Click here for details and to sign up: http://deliberatelifechallenge.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 “WPR061: An Inside Look at My Marriage with Joey Argenal” first appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

 

Oct 31, 2018

Episode Summary:

This is part two of our two-part series about child development. As I mentioned in the last episode, there are a lot of times when I’m struggling with a certain type of behavior with my kids, and understanding what’s really going on with them developmentally has been SO helpful, so I wanted to pass that information along to you guys as well. If you haven’t already heard part 1 of this series, push pause and go back to listen to that part first. This part will make a lot more sense if you hear that first. So with that, let’s continue our conversation with Julia Pappas.

Julia Pappas is a Cognitive Psychologist, Parent Coach, and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She has over 15 years of experience working with parents and their children, and has particular expertise in child development, behavioral regulation, and learning needs. Julia believes in the power of parents to change the world by being the best resource, inspiration, and support they can be to their children. She empowers parents to own their mission, discover limiting beliefs and parenting blocks, and helps develop essential skills so that parents can have the most fulfilling years of their life while raising children.

(Editor's Note: I inaccurately refer to Julia Pappas as a doctor in this episode. To clarify, Julia Pappas has her Advanced Graduate Studies degree, but has not earned a doctorate).

Show Notes: https://workingparentresource.com/60

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Julia Pappas Website

Minimum Viable Parenting Podcast with Julia Pappas

Julia Pappas Facebook

Julia Pappas Instagram

Julia Pappas Twitter

Julia Pappas LinkedIn

Erik Erikson: 8 Stages of Psychosocial Development

Working Parent Resource Library

Deliberate Life Challenge

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource:

Welcome to the Working Parent Resource Podcast. This podcast is all about helping burned out working parents escape survival mode by becoming more intentional at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Together we explore fundamental principles of psychology, the latest research on subjects such as happiness, productivity, mindfulness and relationships, and we hear personal stories that are all designed to help you become the best version of yourself in a noisy and demanding world. Let's break down the overwhelm together so you can create a more deliberate and fulfilling lifestyle on YOUR terms.

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.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Deliberate Life Challenge, a series of free monthly experiences to help burned out working parents reduce stress, maximize their time and become more intentional in every area of their lives in 2018.  This is an ongoing challenge, so you can join in anytime. Click here for details and to sign up: http://deliberatelifechallenge.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 WPR060: Managing Tricky Child Development Milestones with Julia Pappas (Part 2)” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

 

Oct 17, 2018

Episode Summary:

Today’s episode is the first in a two-part series, and it’s something I’ve been wanting to cover since before I started this podcast nearly two years ago. I’ve learned a lot over the last 20 years about childhood development, and now that I’m a mom I’ve noticed that a LOT of that information is incredibly helpful to know. There are so many situations where I would normally lose my cool with my kids, but since I have certain information about what’s REALLY going on with them, I’m able to address their behavior in a healthier and more effective way. I wanted to share some of these key pieces of information with you too. Hopefully knowing some of this will give you some insights that will help you know how to navigate those difficult moments with your kids. To help me dive even more into this topic, I’m excited to welcome Julia Pappas, an expert in child psychology and parent coaching.

Julia Pappas is a Cognitive Psychologist, Parent Coach, and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She has over 15 years of experience working with parents and their children, and has particular expertise in child development, behavioral regulation, and learning needs. Julia believes in the power of parents to change the world by being the best resource, inspiration, and support they can be to their children. She empowers parents to own their mission, discover limiting beliefs and parenting blocks, and helps develop essential skills so that parents can have the most fulfilling years of their life while raising children.

(Editor's Note: I inaccurately refer to Julia Pappas as a doctor in this episode. To clarify, Julia Pappas has her Advanced Graduate Studies degree, but has not earned a doctorate).

Show Notes: https://workingparentresource.com/59

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Julia Pappas Website

Minimum Viable Parenting Podcast with Julia Pappas

Julia Pappas Facebook

Julia Pappas Instagram

Julia Pappas Twitter

Julia Pappas LinkedIn

Erik Erikson: 8 Stages of Psychosocial Development

Working Parent Resource Library

Deliberate Life Challenge

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource:

Welcome to the Working Parent Resource Podcast. This podcast is all about helping burned out working parents escape survival mode by becoming more intentional at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Together we explore fundamental principles of psychology, the latest research on subjects such as happiness, productivity, mindfulness and relationships, and we hear personal stories that are all designed to help you become the best version of yourself in a noisy and demanding world. Let's break down the overwhelm together so you can create a more deliberate and fulfilling lifestyle on YOUR terms.

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.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Deliberate Life Challenge, a series of free monthly experiences to help burned out working parents reduce stress, maximize their time and become more intentional in every area of their lives in 2018.  This is an ongoing challenge, so you can join in anytime. Click here for details and to sign up: http://deliberatelifechallenge.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 WPR059: Managing Tricky Child Development Milestones with Julia Pappas (Part 1)” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

 

Oct 3, 2018

Episode Summary:

I’ve known Pat Flynn for a couple of years now, and even before I met him one thing has always stood out to me about him: he juggles several very successful businesses, a popular podcast and YouTube channel, a community with tens of thousands of members, and still his most important priority is being an involved husband and father. We ask ambitious moms all the time “how do you do it?” but we never ask dads the same question. Well, today we’re asking Pat Flynn how he does it all.

Pat Flynn is a father, husband, and entrepreneur who lives and works in San Diego, CA. He owns several successful online businesses and is a professional blogger, keynote speaker, Wall Street Journal bestselling author, and host of the top-rated business podcast, The Smart Passive Income Podcast, which has earned over 30 million downloads, multiple awards and features in publications such as The New York Times and Forbes. He is also an advisor for LeadPages and other companies in the digital marketing arena.

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/58

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Pat Flynn Website

Smart Passive Income Podcast

Ask Pat Podcast

Pat Flynn YouTube

Pat Flynn Facebook

Pat Flynn Twitter

Let Go by Pat Flynn

Will It Fly? by Pat Flynn

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

WPR025: How to Kick Guilt to the Curb with Valerie Friedlander

How to Start a Podcast Guide by Pat Flynn

Smart from Scratch Course by Pat Flynn

Chris Ducker Website

Amy Porterfield Website

Working Parent Resource Library

Deliberate Life Challenge

Working Parent Resource Website 

About the Working Parent Resource:

Welcome to the Working Parent Resource Podcast. This podcast is all about helping burned out working parents escape survival mode by becoming more intentional at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Together we explore fundamental principles of psychology, the latest research on subjects such as happiness, productivity, mindfulness and relationships, and we hear personal stories that are all designed to help you become the best version of yourself in a noisy and demanding world. Let's break down the overwhelm together so you can create a more deliberate and fulfilling lifestyle on YOUR terms.

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.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Deliberate Life Challenge, a series of free monthly experiences to help burned out working parents reduce stress, maximize their time and become more intentional in every area of their lives in 2018.  This is an ongoing challenge, so you can join in anytime. Click here for details and to sign up: http://deliberatelifechallenge.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 WPR058: Pat Flynn Shares How He 'Does It All' as a Busy Working Dad appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

Sep 19, 2018

Episode Summary:

I don't really know a parent out there these days whose life ISN'T filled to the brim with things to do. Everyone I talk to is "Crazy-Busy." I think just about everyone who listens to this show is juggling some combination of work, building a business, usually a marriage or some other kind of serious romantic relationship, parenting your kids, friendships, hobbies, a lot of your kids have after-school activities, most of you are awesome and get in some type of exercise every week and you have to manage your household... there's just a lot going on for the average working parent. And the pace of our society in general is so "go-go-go" that even if you haven't filled your schedule with things to do, it can still feel like you're living your life in hyper-speed.

I've noticed that as all of these things pile up though, we really start to feel like we're living a BUSY life that's not all that meaningful or enriching. So many working parents I talk to feel like they're just going through the motions in their lives. They're struggling to keep up with everything they HAVE to do, which leaves NO time for the things they WANT to do. Their health is failing. They frequently feel exhausted and resentful. They don't feel all that connected to their spouse, and they feel like the time they spend with their kids is filled with distractions and chores and other meaningless activities. Most working parents I know these days feel like their life is one big fire drill.

If you've listened to any of the other episodes of this show, you've probably figured out by now that I don't really buy into this message that being a working parent HAS to be overwhelming or frustrating or exhausting. I know for a fact that being a working parent can be FUN. It can be an ADVENTURE. It can be fulfilling and rewarding and meaningful. It will definitely hand you challenges from time to time, but if you pay attention, those challenges can help you grow into an even better version of yourself. Life doesn't have to be awful as a working parent, and my main mission with the Working Parent Resource is to give you the tools you need to shift from that life of burnout to one where you feel really engaged and excited about what you're doing everyday.

I've had a lot of great conversations here on this show about the small things you can do to get out of survival mode and create a more fulfilling life for yourself as a working parent. And I think those really practical, granular solutions are the key to making big shifts in our lives. That's important to cover. But today I wanted to take a step back and look at this big picture concept of living a FULL life as a working parent, rather than just enduring a BUSY one.

So today I want to go through 11 things you should focus on to experience what I call "FULL PARENTHOOD" vs. BUSY PARENTHOOD. These are all things I've discovered to be really important parts of enjoying life as a working parent. So the more you can focus on doing these things, the more I think you'll really treasure this time in your life. And whenever you feel like you're struggling or you're just stretched thin, try to check back in to see if you're missing any of these things to get back on track.

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/57

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Working Parent Resource Library (NEW!)

Mompowerment by Suzanne Brown

The Mompowerment Guide to Work-Life Balance by Suzanne Brown

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

Deliberate Life Challenge (Live Version)

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.

Welcome to the Working Parent Resource Podcast. This podcast is all about helping burned out working parents escape survival mode by becoming more intentional at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Together we explore fundamental principles of psychology, the latest research on subjects such as happiness, productivity, mindfulness and relationships, and we hear personal stories that are all designed to help you become the best version of yourself in a noisy and demanding world. Let's break down the overwhelm together so you can create a more deliberate and fulfilling lifestyle on YOUR terms.

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 Deliberate Life Challenge, a series of free monthly experiences to help burned out working parents reduce stress, maximize their time and become more intentional in every area of their lives in 2018.  This is an ongoing challenge, so you can join in anytime. Click here for details and to sign up: http://deliberatelifechallenge.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 “WPR057: The Difference Between a FULL Life and a BUSY Life as a Parent” first appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

Jun 7, 2018

Episode Summary:

Just wanted to record a quick message for you all, and let you know that the Working Parent Resource Podcast will be taking a little break for the Summer. I have a lot of different things going on in July and August which I'll share about here, and I also know summer is a busy time for all of you families out there too. So I thought it would be a good time to take a little hiatus and come back all refreshed and energized in September. In this episode I talk about what's going on for me personally, professionally, and what's coming in the Fall.

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/56

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

WPR023: Introducing Weston James and What I’m Doing Differently as a New Mom of Two

Sarah Argenal Personal Brand Website

Deliberate Life Challenge

Burnout Rescue Plan

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.

Welcome to the Working Parent Resource Podcast. This podcast is all about helping burned out working parents escape survival mode by becoming more intentional at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Together we explore fundamental principles of psychology, the latest research on subjects such as happiness, productivity, mindfulness and relationships, and we hear personal stories that are all designed to help you become the best version of yourself in a noisy and demanding world. Let's break down the overwhelm together so you can create a more deliberate and fulfilling lifestyle on YOUR terms.

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 Deliberate Life Challenge, a series of free monthly experiences to help burned out working parents reduce stress, maximize their time and become more intentional in every area of their lives in 2018.  This is an ongoing challenge, so you can join in anytime. Click here for details and to sign up: http://deliberatelifechallenge.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 “WPR056: Random Updates and Summer Break!” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

May 23, 2018

Episode Summary:

I am so excited to have Dr. Yael Schonbrun back on the show with me today. I interviewed Yael back on episode WPR024 about Striking the Right Balance Between Career Ambition and an Engaged Family Life. Today, we are diving into the topic of communication in relationships. I’ve said this before on this show, and I’m sure I’ll say it a hundred more times: I believe the foundation of a family starts with the parents who are leading it. There’s so much to do as working parents, and I know from first-hand experience how easy it is to put your marriage on the back-burner as other demands take over. So I’m thrilled that Yael was able to return to the show and offer her advice and insights around how to really connect with your partner as you juggle your career and kids and running the household and everything else that you do on a daily basis.

Yael is a clinical psychologist in private practice and an 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 ambitious professional and engaged family life is coming out soon as well.

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/55

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Yael Schonbrun Website

Newton Therapy Website

Yael Schonbrun Twitter

Yael Schonbrun LinkedIn

Deliberate Life Challenge

Working Parent Resource Website

 About the Working Parent Resource:

Welcome to the Working Parent Resource Podcast. This podcast is all about helping burned out working parents escape survival mode by becoming more intentional at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Together we explore fundamental principles of psychology, the latest research on subjects such as happiness, productivity, mindfulness and relationships, and we hear personal stories that are all designed to help you become the best version of yourself in a noisy and demanding world. Let's break down the overwhelm together so you can create a more deliberate and fulfilling lifestyle on YOUR terms.

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 some time 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 Deliberate Life Challenge, a series of free monthly experiences to help burned out working parents reduce stress, maximize their time and become more intentional in every area of their lives in 2018.  This is an ongoing challenge, so you can join in anytime. Click here for details and to sign up: http://deliberatelifechallenge.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 WPR055: Practical Relationship Tips to Increase Communication and Connection in Your Marriage with Dr. Yael Schonbrun appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

 

May 9, 2018

Episode Summary:

Courage isn’t a topic that I’ve talked about a lot on this show, but after learning a little more about the work that Kate Swoboda is doing, I was excited to invite her on the show. One of the things I really want to do on the Working Parent Resource Podcast is pull back the curtains on what’s REALLY motivating our behavior as working parents. I see a lot of solutions out there to help overwhelmed working parents, but a lot of them only address the surface level of the complex issues that parents are facing. Today Kate and I are diving much deeper into what really holds people back from pursuing a life that feels really GOOD for them. We talk about the reality of establishing new habits, and how our habits really are the foundation of the life we live. Kate not only offers some really interesting insights, but she also offers very practical action steps for you to take as you begin to implement these things into your own life.

Kate Swoboda is the creator of YourCourageousLife.com, Director of the Courageous Living Coach Certification at TribeCLCC.com, and author of the book, The Courage Habit. Her work has appeared in USA Today, Forbes, Entrepreneur, MindBodyGreen, and more. The Courage Habit discusses the connection between the psychology of courage and the neuropsychology of habit-formation, and the tools can be used in leadership, parenting, with creativity, and more. 

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/54

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Kate Swoboda Website

Kate Swoboda Facebook

Kate Swoboda Instagram

The Courage Habit: How to Accept Your Fears, Release the Past, and Live Your Courageous Life by Kate Swoboda

Avoid These Risks of Being a Perfect Parent

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

Burnout Rescue Plan

Deliberate Life Challenge

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource:

Welcome to the Working Parent Resource Podcast. This podcast is all about helping burned out working parents escape survival mode by becoming more intentional at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Together we explore fundamental principles of psychology, the latest research on subjects such as happiness, productivity, mindfulness and relationships, and we hear personal stories that are all designed to help you become the best version of yourself in a noisy and demanding world. Let's break down the overwhelm together so you can create a more deliberate and fulfilling lifestyle on YOUR terms.

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 some time 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 Deliberate Life Challenge, a series of free monthly experiences to help burned out working parents reduce stress, maximize their time and become more intentional in every area of their lives in 2018.  This is an ongoing challenge, so you can join in anytime. Click here for details and to sign up: http://deliberatelifechallenge.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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Apr 25, 2018

Episode Summary:

Working in an office space can bring up so many issues around communication, conflict, politics, not to mention just trying to move the ball forward on whatever you’re doing while working with a lot of different types of people. When we get along with our colleagues, things can operate smoothly. But today we’re diving into how to handle workplace conflict so you can better manage those sticky situations that come up for all of us from time to time. Our guest today, Melanie Beiler, is an expert in communication, but also works in human resources so she’s seen it all. We talk a lot about corporate environment in this episode but we also dive into what these issues look like on smaller teams or for entrepreneurs also. We cover it all.

Melanie works in the human resources department at a healthcare facility as the director of Training and Professional Development. She holds her Masters of Education in Training and development and was an addictions therapist in her prior career. Melanie is also the founder of simplyincredibleme.com, a communications training and coaching agency whose aim is to help female entrepreneurs and professionals to achieve success through communications and public speaking training. Melanie’s a self-proclaimed communications nerd, and geeks out teaching communication skills whether it be public speaking, Facebook Lives, or any other communication skill that will help women to be more confident and competent. She is mom of two and the wife to a loving husband.

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/53

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Melanie Beiler Website

Melanie Beiler Facebook

Melanie Beiler Instagram

Confident Communication Workbook

Burnout Rescue Plan

Deliberate Life Challenge

Working Parent Resource Website  

About the Working Parent Resource:

Welcome to the Working Parent Resource Podcast. This podcast is all about helping burned out working parents escape survival mode by becoming more intentional at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Together we explore fundamental principles of psychology, the latest research on subjects such as happiness, productivity, mindfulness and relationships, and we hear personal stories that are all designed to help you become the best version of yourself in a noisy and demanding world. Let's break down the overwhelm together so you can create a more deliberate and fulfilling lifestyle on YOUR terms.

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 some time 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 Deliberate Life Challenge, a series of free monthly experiences to help burned out working parents reduce stress, maximize their time and become more intentional in every area of their lives in 2018.  This is an ongoing challenge, so you can join in anytime. Click here for details and to sign up: http://deliberatelifechallenge.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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Apr 11, 2018

Episode Summary:

Today’s episode is all about getting your kid’s stuff organized! I don’t know about you, but one of the biggest challenges my husband and I have is keeping all of our kid’s stuff in order. As soon as my older son was born, we immediately started accumulating kid gear: strollers, toys, clothes, books… the list is endless. And now that there are two of them, it’s multiplying exponentially. The conversation I have with my guest today, Susie Salinas, was so helpful in creating some structure in our home when it comes to our kid’s stuff.

Susie Salinas is a mom of 3, military spouse, and owner of “Systems by Susie,” a business that helps busy moms develop long-term, easy-to-maintain solutions to keep their homes, their lives, and their kids organized and stress-free. She also has an online shop where she sells School Memory Boxes and other ready-made organizing solutions.

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/52

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Susie Salinas Website

Susie Salinas Facebook

Susie Salinas Instagram

Susie Salinas Pinterest

Managing Paper Flow Guide

Sunday Prep Checklist

Lakeshore Learning

Oxo Pop Containers

Folding Boards for Clothes

Power of Moms Radio

Burnout Rescue Plan

Deliberate Life Challenge

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource:

Welcome to the Working Parent Resource Podcast. This podcast is all about helping burned out working parents escape survival mode by becoming more intentional at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Together we explore fundamental principles of psychology, the latest research on subjects such as happiness, productivity, mindfulness and relationships, and we hear personal stories that are all designed to help you become the best version of yourself in a noisy and demanding world. Let's break down the overwhelm together so you can create a more deliberate and fulfilling lifestyle on YOUR terms.

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 some time 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 Deliberate Life Challenge, a series of free monthly experiences to help burned out working parents reduce stress, maximize their time and become more intentional in every area of their lives in 2018.  This is an ongoing challenge, so you can join in anytime. Click here for details and to sign up: http://deliberatelifechallenge.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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Mar 28, 2018

Episode Summary:

The topic we’re discussing today is one that can be a huge issue for working parents. But it can be sensitive and personal and often brings up plenty of shame and judgment, so I don’t think a lot of people don’t talk openly about it. It’s also something that can easily derail a healthy relationship if you and your spouse are having trouble in this area. Today I’m joined by certified sex therapist Lisa Katona to answer all of your questions about sex and working parenthood.

With over a decade of experience in community mental health and private practice, Lisa Katona is thrilled to bring more sex positivity to the world. Lisa completed her Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan and is a Certified Sex Therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. She is also a trained couples therapist, in both Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Gottman’s Couples Therapy. Lisa’s therapeutic focus is on sexual wellness with a sex-positive perspective. She has given numerous trainings on the topics of sexual health throughout the Midwest. When she’s not speaking to an audience, Lisa loves her work, providing individual and couples therapy to folks who want or need to talk about sex.

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/51

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Lisa Katona Website

No Means No! Teaching Children About Personal Boundaries, Respect, and Consent: Empowering Kids by Respecting Their Choices and Their Right to Say, ‘No!’ by Jayneen Sanders and Cherie Zamazing

It’s Not the Stork! A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends by Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley

It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health by Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley

One Extraordinary Marriage Podcast

How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It by Patricia Love and Steven Stosny

Burnout Rescue Plan

Deliberate Life Challenge

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource:

Welcome to the Working Parent Resource Podcast. This podcast is all about helping burned out working parents escape survival mode by becoming more intentional at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Together we explore fundamental principles of psychology, the latest research on subjects such as happiness, productivity, mindfulness and relationships, and we hear personal stories that are all designed to help you become the best version of yourself in a noisy and demanding world. Let's break down the overwhelm together so you can create a more deliberate and fulfilling lifestyle on YOUR terms.

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 some time 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 Deliberate Life Challenge, a series of free monthly experiences to help burned out working parents reduce stress, maximize their time and become more intentional in every area of their lives in 2018.  This is an ongoing challenge, so you can join in anytime. Click here for details and to sign up: http://deliberatelifechallenge.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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Mar 14, 2018

Episode Summary:

Fifty episodes! I can’t believe it! I started this podcast a little over a year ago, on my birthday in January of 2017, and it’s been such an amazing experience. I have had such a great time interviewing amazing guests, sharing some of my thoughts about being a working parent, and generally just opening up an important conversation with you all. It’s been a great year, and I’m just getting started!

So to celebrate this milestone, I thought we’d do something a little different today. I know some of you have been listening since the beginning, but I thought I’d sort of re-introduce myself to those of you who are new listeners. But I also wanted to add a little twist. So today I’m going to share some personal facts about my life that I never really talk about. I usually try to keep whatever stories I share with you super related to whatever topic we’re talking about, because I sort of feel indulgent just talking about myself for no reason. But I also really enjoy hearing back-stories and behind the scenes stuff from podcasts hosts I listen to, so I thought I’d do something like that for you guys today.

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/50

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Burnout Rescue Plan

Promises2Kids

Working Parent Resource Website

Pictures & Videos:

Beckett Practicing Snowboarding (Video)

The Real Thing (Video)

Snowboarding date with my sweet hubby

Snuggling with my little guy

Alpine Coaster with Beckett

Goofing Around (we love vacation!)

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.

Welcome to the Working Parent Resource Podcast. This podcast is all about helping burned out working parents escape survival mode by becoming more intentional at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Together we explore fundamental principles of psychology, the latest research on subjects such as happiness, productivity, mindfulness and relationships, and we hear personal stories that are all designed to help you become the best version of yourself in a noisy and demanding world. Let's break down the overwhelm together so you can create a more deliberate and fulfilling lifestyle on YOUR terms.

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 Deliberate Life Challenge, a series of free monthly experiences to help burned out working parents reduce stress, maximize their time and become more intentional in every area of their lives in 2018.  This is an ongoing challenge, so you can join in anytime. Click here for details and to sign up: http://deliberatelifechallenge.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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Feb 28, 2018

Episode Summary:

I’m so excited to welcome our guest today, Chris Ducker. Chris has been a business mentor for me for a couple of years now, and one of the biggest things that drew me to him was his candor about his experience with burnout many years ago. Obviously as a working mom I can relate to that situation well. But what really impressed me about Chris was his dedication to transform his life to be more healthy and congruent with this values. I love how he used this experience of complete burnout as a catalyst for change. I can relate to that experience as well, and at the core, that’s what the Working Parent Resource is all about.

Chris Ducker is a serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker and author of the bestseller, Virtual Freedom as well as his new book that’s just been released, The Rise of the Youpreneur. Originally from the UK, Chris has lived in the Philippines for 15 years, where he hosts the annual Tropical Think Tank mastermind event and has founded several businesses, which combined house over 450 full-time employees. He is also a popular business blogger and podcaster at ChrisDucker.com and the founder of the personal branding business community, Youpreneur.com 

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/49

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Chris Ducker Website

Youpreneur Website

Chris Ducker Facebook

Chris Ducker Twitter

Chris Ducker Instagram

Rise of the Youpreneur: The Definitive Guide to Becoming the Go-To Leader in Your Industry and Building a Future-Proof Business by Chris Ducker

Virtual Freedom: How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business by Chris Ducker

Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success by Shawn Stevenson

Productivityist

Burnout Rescue Plan

Deliberate Life Challenge

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource:

Welcome to the Working Parent Resource Podcast. This podcast is all about helping burned out working parents escape survival mode by becoming more intentional at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Together we explore fundamental principles of psychology, the latest research on subjects such as happiness, productivity, mindfulness and relationships, and we hear personal stories that are all designed to help you become the best version of yourself in a noisy and demanding world. Let's break down the overwhelm together so you can create a more deliberate and fulfilling lifestyle on YOUR terms.

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 some time 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 Deliberate Life Challenge, a series of free monthly experiences to help burned out working parents reduce stress, maximize their time and become more intentional in every area of their lives in 2018.  This is an ongoing challenge, so you can join in anytime. Click here for details and to sign up: http://deliberatelifechallenge.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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Feb 14, 2018

Episode Summary:

We all know that time management is one of the most challenging aspects of being a working parent. Our guest today, Tonya Dalton of InkWELL Press, is a productivity expert, and she’s going to share with us a few gems about what REALLY works to save time as a busy parent. We can all get sidetracked so easily with the latest productivity app or time saving hack or even the coolest paper planner, and she cuts through the nonsense to give you exactly what you need to maximize your efficiency.

Tonya Dalton is a productivity expert who started her first business in 2009 working out of her dining room juggling two small kids. By 2011, she had grown the business to the point where her husband could leave corporate America and come work with her. By combining her entrepreneurial spirit with his MBA and marketing experience, they were able to grow a small niche business quickly into something that could support their family. inkWELL Press launched in November of 2014 and has been able to rapidly grow its online presence and expand into a national retail partnership thanks to a commitment to quality, focused marketing efforts and fiercely loyal fans. Recently Tonya launched her podcast, Productivity Paradox, which debuted at #12 in iTunes in the Business category and surpassed 100,000 downloads in the first few months.

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/48

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Tonya Dalton Website

Tonya Dalton Facebook

Tonya Dalton Twitter

Tonya Dalton Instagram

Productivity Paradox Podcast

Deliberate Life Challenge

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource:

Welcome to the Working Parent Resource Podcast. This podcast is all about helping burned out working parents escape survival mode by becoming more intentional at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Together we explore fundamental principles of psychology, the latest research on subjects such as happiness, productivity, mindfulness and relationships, and we hear personal stories that are all designed to help you become the best version of yourself in a noisy and demanding world. Let's break down the overwhelm together so you can create a more deliberate and fulfilling lifestyle on YOUR terms.

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 some time 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 Deliberate Life Challenge, a series of free monthly experiences to help burned out working parents reduce stress, maximize their time and become more intentional in every area of their lives in 2018.  This is an ongoing challenge, so you can join in anytime. Click here for details and to sign up: http://deliberatelifechallenge.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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Jan 31, 2018

Episode Summary:

Fitness has been one of the hardest things for me to integrate back into my life as a new mom. Now with a 4 year old home with me two days a week and my little guy who’s with me all day everyday… it’s definitely not the easiest thing to prioritize. If you can relate to that at all, I think you’ll love today’s conversation with Erin Kendall, owner of Fit Mom Go. Erin is an expert at helping moms fit exercise and fitness into their already busy lives. She has some creative and practical tips for all of us, I think you’ll really like this one.

Erin Kendall is an American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer with 2 little toddlers at home. While juggling a household, two kids, three pets and maintaining a little sense of self she hopes to bring a ray of hope and sunshine to other busy moms through Fit Mom Go! Fitness for Moms is more than a few minutes of "me time." It's a lifestyle that we pass onto our children and radiate in everything we do. Erin has been a personal trainer since 2009 and works with clients in person, online and leads a community of other Fit Moms! 

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/47

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Erin Kendall Website

Erin Kendall Instagram

Erin Kendall Facebook

Erin Kendall Pinterest

Erin Kendall LinkedIn

Erin Kendall Twitter

Fit Mom Go Virtual Group

Deliberate Life Challenge

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource:

Welcome to the Working Parent Resource Podcast. This podcast is all about helping burned out working parents escape survival mode by becoming more intentional at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Together we explore fundamental principles of psychology, the latest research on subjects such as happiness, productivity, mindfulness and relationships, and we hear personal stories that are all designed to help you become the best version of yourself in a noisy and demanding world. Let's break down the overwhelm together so you can create a more deliberate and fulfilling lifestyle on YOUR terms.

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 some time 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, a series of free monthly experiences to help burned out working parents reduce stress, maximize their time and become more intentional in every area of their lives in 2018.  This is an ongoing challenge, so you can join in anytime. Click here for details and to sign up: http://deliberatelifechallenge.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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Jan 17, 2018

Episode Summary:

If you’ve been listening to this show for a while, you know I’m not a huge fan of productivity hacks and time saving tips. I think they can definitely serve a purpose in helping us streamline our lives, but I also think often those kinds of things lead to a more frantic lifestyle and can be a distraction from determining what we’re really trying to accomplish. In this episode I chat with Lisa Zarwtony about the underlying purpose of productivity, and I just love her inspiring take on a very common topic.

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/46

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Lisa Zawrotny Website

Lisa Zawrotny Facebook

Lisa Zawrotny Instagram

The Deeper Purpose of Productivity by Lisa Zawrotny (Huffington Post article)

7 Things You Must Declutter First (Free Guide)

15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management by Kevin Kruse

The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

The Minimalists Podcast

Minimalism Documentary

Deliberate Life Challenge

Working Parent Resource Coffee Chat

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource:

Welcome to the Working Parent Resource Podcast. This podcast is all about helping burned out working parents escape survival mode by becoming more intentional at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Together we explore fundamental principles of psychology, the latest research on subjects such as happiness, productivity, mindfulness and relationships, and we hear personal stories that are all designed to help you become the best version of yourself in a noisy and demanding world. Let's break down the overwhelm together so you can create a more deliberate and fulfilling lifestyle on YOUR terms.

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 some time 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 Deliberate Life Challenge, a series of free monthly experiences to help burned out working parents reduce stress, maximize their time and become more intentional in every area of their lives in 2018.  This is an ongoing challenge, so you can join in anytime. Click here for details and to sign up: http://deliberatelifechallenge.com.

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Jan 3, 2018

Episode Summary:

Our world is so fast-paced and noisy these days, it seems almost impossible to be in control of our lives as working parents. Many people just believe BALANCE is an impossible ideal, so they don't even try to work toward it anymore. They just put their head down and work harder and faster to get through the day. And a record number of people are suffering from burnout, anxiety and depression as a result.

Just about everyone I talk to has a different combination of struggles as working parents, but here are some of the most common ones:

  • Stress
  • Burnout
  • Overwhelm
  • Frustration
  • Resentment... these are all pretty much par for the course.
  • Feeling like a failure because you aren't meeting all of your own or other people's expectations (which are totally unachievable, but you still hold yourself to these impossible standards).
  • A marriage that feels distant or is even falling apart
  • Feeling like a terrible parent because you don't spend much time with your kids, and when you do you're distracted and impatient and just want to rush through it so you can either take care of household responsibilities or just get a MINUTE to yourself.
  • Your self-care is lacking and it's taking a toll on your health and relationships and your overall levels of happiness.
  • You might be experiencing behavior problems with your kids
  • Your house is disorganized and overwhelming
  • You're just going through the motions. The things you really care about are pushed back to take care of things you feel like you really NEED to be doing.
  • Your identity is shifting now that you're a working parent.

If you listened to my episode a couple of weeks ago about what's changing in 2018 (WPR043), you know I'm focusing even more this year on helping parents become more deliberate in all areas of their lives. I truly believe that until we learn how to reclaim control of our lives, to tune out all of the distractions, to reframe our expectations of ourselves, and focus on what's actually most important to us, we're going to continue to struggle with all of the issues I just listed, no matter how many time management books come out or videos you watch about marriage tips or articles you read about disciplining your child. All of those issues can be improved, if not resolved, by becoming more intentional and selective about what gets your attention in your everyday life. And there are some specific things that will make that possible for all of us.

I also mentioned in WPR043 that I'll be doing a challenge this year to help people finally become more deliberate in 12 different areas of their lives. And that's what I wanted to talk about a little bit today. The Deliberate Life Challenge, is my way of helping working parents simplify their lives and become more intentional so they can finally overcome the overwhelm and struggle. If you haven't already signed up, you can go to DeliberateLifeChallenge.com to make sure you're notified about everything that's happening.

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/45

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Deliberate Life Challenge

WPR043: What’s Changing for the Working Parent Resource in 2018

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.

Welcome to the Working Parent Resource Podcast. This podcast is all about helping burned out working parents escape survival mode by becoming more intentional at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Together we explore fundamental principles of psychology, the latest research on subjects such as happiness, productivity, mindfulness and relationships, and we hear personal stories that are all designed to help you become the best version of yourself in a noisy and demanding world. Let's break down the overwhelm together so you can create a more deliberate and fulfilling lifestyle on YOUR terms.

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 Deliberate Life Challenge, a series of free monthly challenges to help burned out working parents reduce stress, maximize their time and become more intentional in every area of their lives in 2018.  This is an ongoing challenge, so you can join in anytime. Click here for details and to sign up: http://deliberatelifechallenge.com.

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