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Creating a More Simplified Life with Desirae Endres

Creating a More Simplified Life with Desirae Endres

Creating a More Simplified Life with Desirae Endres

A Purpose Driven Mom Podcast

Episode 55

When you have so much stuff in your home, where do you even start to create calm and peace?

 
Starting can be the hardest place when trying to create a more simplified life. Your self-expectations of trying to get “everything right” will cause you to crash and burn more often than not. So why even bother trying?!
 
Perfectionism will always stop you. And perfect is not you. You are called to be authentically you. 
 
You are a good mom. And there is no real standard that your home has to live up to!
 
There are no rules that you are breaking — expect those expectations that you are placing on yourself.
 
But at the same time, a tidy home is a more peaceful space to be in and it’s a lot easier to tidy up a home when there is less stuff.
 
 
Let’s deep dive into this topic of creating your own simplified life today, with Desirae from Minimal-ish.com  
 

Episode Highlights:

4:12 Meet Desirae
6:02 Being minimal -ish
8:57 When you feel like you have to show up in a certain way — how do you push past that fear?
13:21 Why simplify living is important and why you need to consider it
15:09 What activities serve you? … saying that you are always “busy”? what can we take away from this covid time?
17:28 When you feel like you are suffocating in stuff and drowning in anxiety of our ‘stuff’ where to start?
20:40 Routines and systems around keeping the home more tidy
24:50 Sustainability living in a realistic step-by-step way
29:20 Making small changes
30:25 Having a morning routine is so important! If you are needing space and grace for yourself … here’s what to do

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About Desire:

Hi! I’m Desirae! You can find me sitting on the floor drinking coffee while my toddler runs around my living room + podcasting and writing in the margins of my day. I’m a wife, mom, Christ follower, podcast host, work from home mama, & author.

I’m about the honest, transparent sharing of stories, and that’s what you’ll always find from me. I believe we often feel alone, but we weren’t meant to, and all we have to do to feel less alone? Talk about it. Talk about the hard things and be honest about them. Talk about the good things and be honest about them. I promise when we do, we’ll all feel a little less alone.

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Creating More Time with God in your Busy Seasons with Latoya Edwards

Creating More Time with God in your Busy Seasons with Latoya Edwards

Creating More Time with God in your Busy Seasons with Latoya Edwards

A Purpose Driven Mom Podcast

Episode 54

Quiet time with God is not a to-do list item. But with the pressure that you put on yourself — it can feel like it. These unrealistic self expectations are enough to make you want to give up.

Deepening your relationship with God does not require perfection. The whole point of quiet time is to get to know God. Like a friend. You wouldn’t say to your friend … “Oh, We haven’t spoken in two weeks so I guess we are not friends any more.” No! You’re still friends and you still want to nurture that friendship.

Same thing is true with with God. It’s not an all or nothing relationship.

Let’s chat today about ditching the perfect quiet time and dive deep into practical ways to sneak in some time, what to do during that time, and the truth behind what the perfect quiet time with God really looks like.

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Episode Highlights:

3:46 Meet Latoya
8:24 NOT the perfect quiet time with God
11:25 Take the pressure off yourself. There is no perfect quiet time with God … but here’s an idea for starters
16:18 Asking for what you don’t know
18:45 How do you find time in your day for quiet time?
21:09 The difference between going deep or wide in your quiet time
22:17 A very unpopular tip …
23:55 Studying the Bible your own way … not the hard way
26:43 Have your own strategy +don’t check God off your to-do list
30:11 Get creative with your time … here are some practical tips
32:53 When you are questioning everything and feel like you’ve lost your faith?

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About Latoya:

LaToya Edwards is a Christian life coach and writer. She helps Christian women strengthen their faith and deepen their relationship with God so they can walk victoriously through trials, knowing God is with them, every step of the way. You can learn more about LaToya on her blog, Women Finding God.

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Thriving in Motherhood with Kara-Kae James

Thriving in Motherhood with Kara-Kae James

Thriving in Motherhood with Kara-Kae James

A Purpose Driven Mom Podcast

Episode 53

For the mom out there that is struggling in this global pandemic … or (even) struggle with motherhood … we are chatting today with Kara-Kae about thriving in the midst of the chaos.

Be encouraged to find rest, Be encouraged to find hope and joy in Jesus. Be encouraged to give yourself grace.

Kara – Kae is the author of ‘Mom UP: Thriving with grace in the chaos of motherhood’

You can thrive today, no matter what is going on. Kara- Kae talk about the one thing you can do on the worst of your days. She also chats about the one thing her family has recently done that is making a huge difference and you need to have this too.

Listen in and be encouraged today.

Episode Highlights:

3:00 Meet Kara
4:26 Thriving in motherhood
6:18 FInding God during the tough times
9:34 Thinking of your life in seasons
13:56 Complaining about motherhood isn’t doing us any favour … what to think instead … your purpose
15:42 Making worship a priority — breaking stereotypes
22:08 The four pillars of motherhood … starting with rest
24:53 Taking a Sabbath and what it could look like
28:52 When you feel super isolated … what you can do  

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About JoAnn:

Thriving in Motherhood with Kara-Kae James

Kara-Kae James is an author, speaker and podcaster who is passionate about seeing women’s lives changed and impacted through the gospel. She helps women find their place in big conversations and develop a true and honest faith. She is the host of “Asking for a Friend”, a weekly podcast that helps women navigate challenging topics about themselves, the church and the world. She is the author of the book “Mom Up: Thriving with Grace in the Chaos of Motherhood”, co-author of the Bible Studies Series: Abundance, Freedom and Rest, and author of “Together”, a journal that helps connect moms and their kids in an intentional way. Kara-Kae is married to her husband Brook of 12 years, and mom of four.

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Priority Based Productivity with Nina Garcia

Priority Based Productivity with Nina Garcia

Priority Based Productivity with Nina Garcia

A Purpose Driven Mom Podcast

Episode 52

Are you stuck right now in the thick of it?! How can we, as busy moms, decrease burnout in the middle of this global crisis?

Listen in on today’s conversation to glean great tips for how you can take a deep breath and stop burnout in it’s tracks.

Time are tough, with feeling of isolation, struggling in circles and failing every single day.

I want to tell you … you are doing an amazing job! You are a wonderful mom and you are doing great.

If you are feeling a little burnout right now it’s is totally normal and we hope that this conversation helps ease that burden for you today.

Click here to listen in on today’s episode!

Episode Highlights:

3:53 Meet Nina
6:38 Routines for kids and behavior are linked together … here’s why and tips on what to do about it!
8:24 Moms are feeling pretty overwhelmed right now … let’s break that down >>> here’s what Nina would suggest
11:20 No one is expecting you to do #allthethings but it’s so hard for moms to life that feeling off …
13:20 When kids have behavior issues with distance learning
16:50 Tips for connecting with your kids
19:37 When everything feels like a priority! Where do you start?
22:24 Tips for working moms to take a day off
27:38 Nina’s Home routine

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About JoAnn:

Priority Based Productivity with Nina Garcia

Nina Garcia is a mom to three kids living in Los Angeles. Her blog, Sleeping Should Be Easy, began in 2010 and has grown into a go-to resource for all things parenting. Her story and advice have been featured on Scary Mommy, Regalo Baby, and ConvertKit. She is the author of several books and offers courses and workshops to help overwhelmed moms enjoy parenthood.

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Helping Your Kids Become More Independent with JoAnn Crohn

Helping Your Kids Become More Independent with JoAnn Crohn

Helping Your Kids Become More Independent with JoAnn Crohn

A Purpose Driven Mom Podcast

Episode 51

When you are doing all the things and controlling all the things at home … being the mom who does the housework, the kids, maybe even the work outside the home. This leads to a life of exhaustions, burnout and trying to do it all.

Running yourself ragged, and resentful to the responsibilities of the home and kids.
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How about this? How about teaching your kids to help out more. How to teach kids to be more independent. Making your kids more self sufficient AND happy as well.

Click here to download the episode for a listen later. 

Episode Highlights:

  • 3:25 Meet JoAnn
  • 4:18 Helping moms make their kids more self sufficient
  • 9:06 Why is there such mom disconnect
  • 11:40 Letting go of control to give your kids independence
  • 13:13 The BEST way for people to learn
  • 17:42 Getting everyone on board (including the kids) to help
  • 22:06 How to communicate your needs the right way!
  • 25:00 First chores your kids should do!
  • 28:39 Independant play tips
    31:35 Homework at home HELP!

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About JoAnn:

Helping your kids be more independent with JoAnn Crohn

JoAnn Crohn, M.Ed, is the founder of NoGuiltMom.com – a community that believes the best mom is a happy mom. A former elementary school she provides tools, tips, and resources for moms AND kids with the goal of making happier families with empowered self-sufficient children. She lives in Chandler, AZ with her husband and two kids.

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Strategies to Help Teacher – Moms to Thrive During A Crisis with Kristin Maahs

Strategies to Help Teacher – Moms to Thrive During A Crisis with Kristin Maahs

Strategies to Help Teacher - Moms Thrive During A Crisis With Kristin Maahs

A Purpose Driven Mom Podcast

April Bonus Episode

Where are our teacher-moms at? This episode is for you! To encourage you through the burnout and the chaos of life right now as we are in a time of global crisis. We are here to support you with some tips and strategies on how you can thrive at home balancing being a teacher and a mom.

Not a teacher-mom? No problem!

Listen in as Cara dives deep with this topic of thriving in mom’s life with Kristin. Find out where to start when you have a passion project or new business … just for you!

Fill up that mom cup starting right now!

Click here to listen in on today’s episode!

Episode Highlights:

0:56 Meet Kristin
5:57 Lost in teacher identity
8:21 Teacher burnout
10:15 Creating your own business from home
16:45 Feeling imposter syndrome?!
19:26 Time Management tips in small steps to start your passion project
22:29 When you don’t have the support of your spouse to create time for a passion project
24:53 No boundaries and feeling like your kids are getting your leftovers?
25:53 This is just a season, hang in there!

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About Kristin:

Kristin is a former ten year teacher and small town girl from Wisconsin where she lives with her husband and three kids.  When she’s not at a coffee shop or playing at the park with her kids, she spends her days helping teachers use their teaching expertise to build a life of freedom through a flexible online course business. Kristin left the classroom 4 years ago after her third baby was born with medical problems and hasn’t looked back. After six years of business experience and replacing her teaching income, here is what she learned: you can use your biggest passion and teaching expertise to impact the world in a bigger way than you ever thought possible while having the freedom to be there for your family every second that you want.

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