Episode 137: 5 Steps to Plan an Awesome Summer

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Episode 136: Invaluable Friendships

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Together, we have come up with these three tips to help you cultivate great friendships in your life.

1. Find friends that challenge you to be the best version of yourself.  One of the things that I love about Amber is that she seeks personal development and lives with intention.  When she shares about a marriage retreat she went to with her husband, it makes me want to work on my marriage.  Together, we are always growing.

2.  Shared faith is important.  We pray for each other, hold each other accountable and we don't have to worry about unsound advice.  When you are letting people into your life, it's important that they "get" this side of you.

3.  Be willing to make an effort.  Friendship is amazing but it takes sacrifice.  You have to put yourself out there, make time for each other, and actually try.  

Seeing our friends even for a little while, and as often as possible, can make such a difference. You will also get to hear Amber’s thoughts on the Enneagram, finding your love language, and creating memories with your family.

One of the things that I originally loved about Amber is her passion for travel and helping others intentionally plan to maximize on memories and family bonds through travel.  Recently, her passion led her down a new path as a travel agent.  Did you know that hiring a travel agent is free?  Like no extra charge, and they save you money!  I had no idea.  Ladies, I am always saying to delegate what you can...this is something you should be delegating.  Let an expert like Amber help you plan your trip.  Amber not only will help you with all the details, but she goes the extra mile to help you intentionally plan finacially.  She has created the Vacation Planning Tool to help you intentionally plan years in advance for all the travel you dream about.  Don't just dream, make a plan and bring it into reality.

You can schedule a free call with Amber to discuss your dream travel and how to make it happen by clicking here.

You do not want to miss out on what Amber has to offer! 

Resources

Mom Inspired Show

 

 

Episode 135: After the 9-5

Episode 134: Unblinded Faith

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Today is all about being encouraged and challenged. Let’s talk about faith. Take your faith from your little corner of being a Christian and then diving into where God is calling you to be. My guest today is Elisa Pulliam, and she is going to help us get there. 

Elisa Pulliam is a certified life coach, mentor, speaker, and author who is passionate about inspiring women to experience a fresh encounter with God and His Word for the sake of impacting the next generation with Kingdom Hope. Her ministry, More to Be, is devoted to helping women unpack the Scriptures and discover how to join God in His work every day. Elisa and her husband, Stephen, savor life together with their four children. She has a fantastic devotional that is coming out today, so I highly encourage everyone to pick it up right away! 

Elisa’s testimony is wonderful because it reminds us all that we “ordinary people” have a special calling. Her story is one of deep surrender to God’s healing and then taking up the charge as a teacher and mentor. Elisa is the most passionate about getting women fully immersed in the Word—all of it! Sometimes, there are verses that are a little hard to swallow. As Elisa says, “You wouldn’t print that on a t-shirt!” Balance is all about accepting God’s Word as a whole, and then living out Scripture almost from muscle memory! 

Elisa’s Verses of the Week 

2 Corinthians 4 

Psalm 94

Pillars of Unblinded Faith 

1.    Time in the Word of God every day 

2.    Be honest about what is tripping you up and preventing you from living it out. 

 

Elisa has so many wonderful and practical tips to share with us today about cultivating these two habits in our daily lives. I am thankful that God has transformed her life and given her a desire to instruct others in the way as well. You are going to get so much goodness out of this interview!

 

Resources

 

Elisa's Website

Elisa on Facebook
Elisa on Instagram
Elisa on Pinterest
Elisa on Twitter

 

 

 

Episode 133: The Weekend Reset

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Organizing your home can offer up a world of relief from the middle of chaos. If devoting a weekend to cleaning and organizing your home sounds like an impossible chore, then this is the episode for you. You see, I think organization can be fun, and you’ll feel pretty wonderful afterward too! 

It is time for a Weekend Reset. With many of our minds on Spring Cleaning and clearing out the winter clutter, I am offering up a chance for us to start anew. Every now and then we all feel the itch to reorganize and de-clutter. After all, extra stuff tends to lead to extra stress. I have a process for how I like to do a Weekend Reset, but I never put it down on paper. Here is your opportunity to join me in this life-giving process. 

Verse of the Week 

Psalm 31:27

“She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.”

I usually hesitate to pull from Psalm 31, but I know that this scripture embodies the heart of the Weekend Reset. Here is a chance to hit pause on the rest of your busy life and focus on your home environment. Here’s how you do it! 

What is a Reset? 

It is not a mass cleaning of your house. Instead, you get to decide what in your life needs to be reset. Whether you clear out junk in the garage or sort through closets, you are doing the projects on your list that always needed to be done! 

How do you prepare?

Make sure you give yourself a few days to prepare so you can get the most out of the Reset. Go in with a plan in place and with the rest of the household on board. Yes, get your children involved! It’s a Reset for everyone, after all. Think of one or two ways to reward your family for the hard work. Sometimes, structure and organization are their own reward! 

 

Steps to a Successful Weekend Reset

After your home is reset, it is important to think about planning in some time for yourself. Listening to this podcast is a great step in the right direction! After a Weekend Reset, I think everyone will breathe a sigh of relief! 

 

Resources

Weeklysuccessplanning.com

LifeBalanceMembership.com

 

 

Episode 132: Abundant Living Through Purposeful Financial Intentions

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Talking about your finances is never fun, but it is such an important part of living a balanced and intentional life. While everyone will have a different financial situation, I think you are going to find that today’s interview is incredibly helpful for actually acting on your intentions for your finances. After all, money is just another tool you can use to reach your goals! 

My guest today is Sami Womack. Sami is the budgeting coach + motivational speaker behind A Sunny Side Up Life. Her passion is inspiring women to live abundant lives through budgeting, intentional living, and positive thinking.

Sami is the wife of her high school sweetheart, Daniel, and a homeschooling momma to their three daughters. This family used to be living paycheck-to-paycheck + drowning in $490,000 worth of debt, but after they hit rock bottom everything changed!

To fully live your purpose, you have to get your finances right.
— Sami Womack

Now that Sami has been able to gain financial freedom for her own family, she wants to help your family do the same! Today, she is going to bring her positive attitude and practical advice to get you on your way to a balanced financial life. Just like everything in life, a healthy mindset and an open heart are essential for peace. I know you are going to get so much out of this conversation. Sami knows how to help you look on the bright side! 

Sami’s Tips for Creating a Budget: 

  1. Address your behaviors that got you here in the first place. 
  2. Track your spending.
  3. Organize your budget.
  4. Stay motivated throughout your journey. 
  5. Stay Connected with Like-Minded People 

Make sure you stick around to hear about Sami’s amazing, life-changing course for money management. 

Resources:

Sami's Website

Sami on Instagram

Sami on YouTube

Sami on Facebook

Sami's Facebook Community

Sami on Pinterest

Click Here To Get $10 off the Sunny Money Method Course

 

LifeBalanceMembership.com

 

 

Episode 131: Stop Learning and Start Doing

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Episode 130: Faith vs. Fear

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One of the biggest reasons working moms pursue life balance is so that their children will have an enriching and fulfilling life. Especially as children get older, it can be more and more difficult to find the time and creative ways to connect with them. That is why I am so excited to have Joy Acaso back on the podcast this week! She is going to share with us her best tips for connecting deeply with our children. 

Joy Acaso is a Parent-Child Relationship Specialist.  She’s on a mission to help working moms navigate and strengthen their relationship with their children. Joy has learned the hard way that the key to helping children thrive lies in nurturing a meaningful connection with them. Although we have more knowledge and experience than our children, we are not the standard by which they should base their life; Jesus is. Joy wants to share ways in which we can help cultivate a strong relationship with their Creator in order to deepen our relationship together. 

Joy is living a full and busy life, but she chooses to celebrate and be excited about the multitude of ways God has blessed her family. In this busy season, Joy finds time to get to know her kids. She puts herself in a posture of curiosity, asking questions that let kids know their opinions are valued. Strong communication has been the foundation of her approach to a deep connection. Instead of imposing her thoughts and feelings onto her kids, she allows them space to talk. 

True connection has to begin with an act of trust. Joy points us to Isaiah 41:18 when we are tempted to try to control our kids, rather than listen to them: 

“I will make rivers flow on barren heights,
    and springs within the valleys.
I will turn the desert into pools of water,
    and the parched ground into springs.”

Is it always easy to trust God to open up opportunities? No, of course not! It takes time to intentionally build habits and routines into our busy lives. It certainly takes practice. Joy has several excellent ideas for parents who want to deepen their relationship with their kids.

Above all, Joy encourages busy parents to pray, watch, and be ready to listen whenever God gives them an opportunity to connect. By asking questions and listening intently, our children will slowly open up the door for a meaningful, personal connection. 

Resources:

Joy Online

Find Joy on Social Media:

www.instagram.com/joyacaso
www.youtube.com/user/rjoyacaso