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Podcast 23: Time Management Tips for Work at Home Moms

Podcast 23: Time Management Tips for Work at Home Moms

Purpose Driven Mom Podcast

Episode 23

Time Management Tips for Work at Home Moms

 

 

Today’s episode will give you tips and time management tips on how to schedule your day as a work at home mom. The tips in today’s episode will help every mom start to see how they can manage their time better and create a schedule that fits with everything on your busy plate!

 

Thank you to today’s sponsor Woosh Beauty. Use the code PURPOSE25 at checkout for 25% off. Click here to grab the Fold Out Face and MORE!

 

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Woosh Beauty is a new brand that is 100% owned and operated by women who like beauty but who LOVE spending time on what’s really important – family, friends, travel, pets, etc. So we created products that allow people to get more from their makeup by doing less.  Our mission is to simplify lives by introducing time saving tools and easy to apply makeup for busy people who need one less thing to worry about. Perfect for on-the-go so you can get your makeup on and focus on what really matters! Click here to read my full review of Woosh Beauty products!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode Show Notes

3:22 Challenge that Work at Home Moms Face

4:15 Cara’s Story from Teacher to Work at Home Mom

10:42 Different Types of Work at Home Mom Jobs

12:24 How to Make Money as a Blogger

15:22 Creating expectations for your work day as a work at home mom

19:20 Making boundaries as a work at home mom

22:00 Determining tasks you can do when your kids are home

29:10 Ways to get help as a work at home mom

30:30 Mastering Your Morning Time as a Work at Home Mom

34:00 How to Create Time Blocks in Your Day

36:05 Cara’s Sample Day as a Work at Home Mom

40:02 Scheduling learning time

 

 

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Links and Resources Mentioned in Today’s Episode 

Join as a Beachbody Coach

Work at Home Mom Job – Appen

Using the 15 Minute Formula for your Goal {podcast episode}

Check out my ‘day in the life’ highlights

 

 

Related Blog Posts for Work at Home Moms

5 Smart Ways to Make Money at Christmas

6 Ways to Make Money From Home (without doing surveys)

How to Set up Your Week to Be More Productive

How to Schedule Your Day as a Work at Home Mom

How to Time Block and Get More Done!

Work at Home Mom Morning Routines

Time Management for Working Moms

5 Free Stock Photo Sites

How to Create a Community on Your Facebook Page

Podcast Episode; Using Time Blocking for a More Productive Schedule

 

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Free Self Care Printables for Moms

Free Self Care Printables for Moms

How to Practice Self-Care as a Busy Mom

 

 

We all experience stress sometime in our lives. Whether you’re worried about excelling in your career, reaching a certain fitness goal, or making sure the kids get their homework done, stress can come into our lives in many different ways.

 

 

One budget-friendly and easy way to manage stress is by practicing self-care. In recent years, we’ve increasingly heard about how important self-care is, but what exactly does “self-care” mean and look like to people? Some people think luxurious spa trips, a massage or a new outfit fall under self-care — but those activities can add up quickly, and may even cause a financial burden.

 

 

 

 

Self-care isn’t just treating yourself to expensive experiences and things. It’s any conscious action you take to support your mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. That could be as simple as taking a break during your busy day to mediate or even canceling plans to stay in, relax and regroup.

 

 

To help, Mint has gathered some easy self-care activities you can incorporate into your day to day on any budget. Try a few of these activities when you’re feeling stressed, anxious or just need a mental break. After practicing one or even a few of these activities, you might find yourself having a more productive day, increased mental clarity and and best of all, reduced stress.

 

Just click on the image and you can download them right away for free!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Podcast 22: Finding Joy in Motherhood with Valerie Woerner

Podcast 22: Finding Joy in Motherhood with Valerie Woerner

Purpose Driven Mom Podcast

Episode 22

Finding Joy in Motherhood with Valerie Woerner

 

 

 

Today’s episode is a conversation with Valerie Woener about how to find joy in the hard seasons of Motherhood. Valerie Woerner is the owner of Val Marie Paper and author of Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday and Fresh Start for Moms. Her mission is to create practical tools, including her original 6-month prompted prayer journal, and content that equips women to cut through the noise of everyday life and find fullness in the presence of the Lord. She lives in South Louisiana with her husband Tyler and two girls, Vivi and Vana.

 

 

 

 

Episode Show Notes

2:30 Review of the Week

5:30 Meet Valerie Woerner

9:16 Creating a Prayer Routine in Your Life

17:00 How to make time with God more than something to check off on the to-do list

24:30 Ditching comparision in the social media world

26:00 Diving into Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday

29:10 Addressing the ‘hot mess mom’ culture

34:50 Being proactive about positive parenting

38:00 Embracing the hard seasons of motherhood

41:00 Encouragement when you’re feeling disconnected in marriage

 

 

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Links and Resources Mentioned in Today’s Episode 

Connect More with Valerie:

Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday 

Instagram

Monthly Peptalks

 

 

 

Related Blog Posts

Digitally Organize Your Time to be a Prayer Warrior

 

 

 

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The Ultimate Guide for Christmas on a Budget (perfect for moms!)

The Ultimate Guide for Christmas on a Budget (perfect for moms!)

The Ultimate Guide for Christmas on a Budget

 

You can have a great Christmas on a budget. So often we get caught up in the material aspect of the holidays but fail to realize that it is possible to have just as much fun with a budget.

 

Yes, it can be hard when there are lot of events to attend, gifts to buy and you see others spending money but trust me, Christmas on a budget is possible.

 

Two years ago, we were going on month 5 of my husbands unemployment – and had just had a new baby. Our unemployment checks had stopped, we were on government assistance and food stamps and had no idea what we would do to give our children the Christmas we wanted.

 

But we knew it was possible.

 

We have lived on a budget since we got engaged – and were able to pay for our entire wedding in cash- and know that it’s possible. No matter how much you have (or don’t have), creating a budget can allow you to be in control of your money and make purchases that matter most to you.

 

Budgeting doesn’t have to be restrictive and mean that everything is no fun. Budgeting allows you to prioritize how you spend your money so, if you decide to want to splurge on a new Christmas tree, you just know that you might not buy any other decorations this year.

 

Related Post: How to Survive When Money is Tight 

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Ideas on a Budget

 

Before you start searching for ways to scrimp and save this holiday season, it’s important you’ve taken the time to create a budget that works for you for the holidays. If you haven’t started saving yet, head over and print out my 12 week Christmas saving guide to get started!

 

I urge you to make your goal this holiday season to not use any credit cards. Maybe you aren’t ready to completely slash your Christmas budget but, by making the commitment to only using cash, you’ll start to get in the budgeting mindset and think differently about your purchases.

 

You can read more of my step by step tips that can help moms create a budget for Christmas in this post!

 

 

If you want a great printable for your Christmas Budget Planning, go and grab this freebie from Plantsonify!

 

 

My friend Joyce over at My Stay at Home Adventures also had an incredible and comprehensive guide for having a debt free Christmas! She is a budgeting guru and will walk you through, step by step, how to make a budget that work! Check it out here!

 

 

Christmas Gifts on a Budget

 

When it comes to slashing your Christmas budget, one of the biggest places you can save money is with your gift giving. We give our kids 4 gifts each (you can read about that here) and it has helped us prioritize where we plan to spend money for them instead of just buying gifts to have something to give them.

You can always start clearance shopping early (I shop all year round for the holidays), DIY gifts to make it easier and save money when you compare prices. I’ve listed a few great ideas below for Christmas gifts on a budget that you can use this year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

From A Purpose Driven Mom 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From A Purpose Driven Mom 

 

 

 

 

 

This Christmas doesn’t have to be one where you go broke or into the new year with more debt! Create a budget that works for you and save money on all the gifts you need to buy!

 

More Christmas Tips for Moms

Simple 12 Week Holiday Savings Plan

The Only 4 Gifts Your Kids Need For Christmas

3 Amazing Ways to Save Money on Gifts

5 Smart Ways to Make Money at Christmas

9+ Easy DIY Christmas Gifts

10+ Homemade Christmas Card Ideas on a Budget

The Complete Guide to Christmas on a Budget for Moms

Top 5 Subscription Boxes For the Family and Kids!

10 Awesome Gifts for A Coffee Loving Mom

FREE Elf on the Shelf Idea Organizer + Ideas to Get Started!

Organize the Holidays with the Ultimate Christmas Party Planner

10+ Fun and Unique Elf on the Shelf Ideas

 

More Christmas Resources for Moms

 

 

 

 

 

 

15+ of the Best Books for Self Care

15+ of the Best Books for Self Care

Best Books for Self Care

Looking for a best list of book for self care? Look no further!

 

I am a self proclaimed self care junkie. I stopped feeling guilty about taking time for me and instead decided that spending time learning & growing will help me become a better me!

 

As a busy mom of 3, I fit self care in the pockets of my day but I make sure that, no matter what, I do something. Reading is one of my favorite past times and I’m always in between 3-5 books at a time. I read in small chunks throughout the day and always have a book on my phone ready to read while we wait at school pick up or the doctors.

 

Related Post: How to Find Time to Read as a Busy Mom 

 

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I wanted to share some of my favorite reads with you! These books have been ones we’ve either read in the book club for the Purpose Driven Mom Club, have been recommended by a friend or I’ve read to just take care of me!

 

Self Care Books for Christian Moms

 

 

 

 

 

Best Self Help Books for Moms

 

 

 

 

Books to Help Moms Believe in Themselves

 

 

 

Motivational Books for Women

 

 

 

 

Best Books for Moms to Be

 

 

 

 

 

Best Books for Busy Moms

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you don’t want to read a paper book, you can always get an Audible account to listen to them! I do this a lot in my car or while I am folding laundry. If you use my code here you can get a free trial and 2 free books!

 

 

 

Hope this list gave you a great place to start! Put in the comments what you’re reading now – I love suggestions! And make sure you PIN this to come back to when you need a book recommendation!

 

 

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More Self Care Resources for Moms

30+ Must Read Books for Christian Moms

How to Find Time to Read as a Busy Mom

20+ Motivating Quotes from the book “I am that Girl”

Episode 2: How to Find Time for Self Care

 

 

 

 

 

Podcast 20: Weekly Planning System for Busy Moms

Podcast 20: Weekly Planning System for Busy Moms

Purpose Driven Mom Podcast

Episode 20: Weekly Planning System for Busy Moms

 

 

 

 

This episode is a sneak peak into the 15 Minute Formula Course and shows you the weekly planning system that helps me be super productive! Follow these steps each week to start your week with intention!

 

Episode Show Notes

2:15 Review of the Week

4:10 Digital vs. Paper Planning

6:27 Why I’m obsessed with Trello – check out a sample of our dates and events board!

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10:15 How to set up your weekly planning system

13:30 Adding in things you can’t change

14:50 Next, add in your 15 minute goal break down

16:02 Which habits or routines are you working on?

17:43 Adding in learning time for you and your goals

18:18 Batching the rest of your tasks

20:00 Nightly planning system

 

 

 

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Links and Resources Mentioned in Today’s Episode

Plum Paper Planners

Trello Free Mini Course

Simple Steps to Make Your Morning Easier

How to Set up Your Week to Be More Productive

How to Schedule Your Day as a Work at Home Mom

How to Fit Self Care Into Your Day

How to Find Time to Workout as a Busy Mom 

Digitally Organize Your Prayer Time to Become a Prayer Warrior

Create a Morning Routine in 3 Easy Steps

How to Time Block and Get More Done!

How to use the 15 Minute Formula to Break Down Your Goals {podcast episode 01}

Using Habit Stacking for Life Long Goals (podcast episode 08)