Working Parent Resource

By Sarah Argenal

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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!

Episode Date
WPR056: Random Updates and Summer Break!
20:23

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.

 

 

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Jun 07, 2018
WPR055: Practical Relationship Tips to Increase Communication and Connection in Your Marriage with Dr. Yael Schonbrun
55:37

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.

 

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May 23, 2018
WPR054: The Courage Habit: The Key to Breaking Free from Your Limitations with Kate Swoboda
01:05:46

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.

 

The post WPR054: The Courage Habit: The Key to Breaking Free of Your Limitations with Kate Swoboda appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

May 09, 2018
WPR053: How to Deal with Difficult Co-Workers, Clients, and Customers with Melanie Beiler
48:17

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.

 

The post WPR053: How to Deal with Difficult Co-Workers, Clients, and Customers with Melanie Beiler appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

 

 

Apr 25, 2018
WPR052: Getting Your Kids Organized with Susie Salinas
51:38

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.

 

The post WPR052: Getting Your Kids Organized with Susie Salinas appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

 


 

Apr 11, 2018
WPR051: Making the Space for Sex in Your Life as a Working Parent with Lisa Katona
54:49

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.

 

The post WPR051: Making the Space for Sex in Your Life as a Working Parent with Lisa Katona appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

Mar 28, 2018
WPR050: 50 Episodes! Something Different to Celebrate
42:09

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.

 

The post “WPR050: 50 Episodes! Something Different to Celebrate” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

 

Mar 14, 2018
WPR049: How to Use Burnout as a Catalyst for Change with Chris Ducker
41:20

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 28, 2018
WPR048: Why To Do Lists Don’t Work and Building Effective Habits with Tonya Dalton
01:00:04

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.

 

The post WPR048: Why To Do Lists Don’t Work and Building Effective Habits with Tonya Dalton appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

Feb 14, 2018
WPR047: Making Time for Fitness When You’re Too Busy with Erin Kendall
50:53

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 31, 2018
WPR046: The Deeper Purpose of Productivity with Lisa Zawrotny
48:58

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.

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
WPR045: Your Roadmap Out of Survival Mode
15:50

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.

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 03, 2018
WPR044: Building Your Intentional Bookshelf with Samantha Munoz
46:14

Episode Summary: 

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

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

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

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Samantha Munoz Website

Samantha Munoz Facebook

Samantha Munoz Instagram

The Intentional Bookshelf Book 

Samantha Munoz Pinterest

Owl Crate Junior Subscription Box

The Story Box Subscription Box

Deliberate Life Challenge

Working Parent Resource Email List

Working Parent Resource Coffee Chat

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource helps burned out working parents optimize their time, improve their relationships and escape survival mode for good. Sarah Argenal is the Founder and CEO of the Working Parent Resource and Host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast. She has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development and is a Certified Professional Coach with 20 years of experience in psychotherapy, coaching, college-level instruction, program development, and project management. Sarah lives with her husband and two little boys in San Diego, California. 

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

Would you like to chat?

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

Sponsor: 

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, corporate packages, a robust online community, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them. 

 

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Dec 27, 2017
WPR043: What’s Changing for the Working Parent Resource in 2018
35:22

Episode Summary:

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

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

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Deliberate Life Challenge

Working Parent Resource Email List 

Working Parent Resource Coffee Chat

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource helps burned out working parents optimize their time, improve their relationships and escape survival mode for good. Sarah Argenal is the Founder and CEO of the Working Parent Resource and Host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast. She has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development and is a Certified Professional Coach with 20 years of experience in psychotherapy, coaching, college-level instruction, program development, and project management. Sarah lives with her husband and two little boys in San Diego, California. 

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

Would you like to chat?

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

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, corporate packages, a robust online community, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

 

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Dec 20, 2017
WPR042: Learning to Ask for Help with Kate Turza
42:22

Episode Summary:

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

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

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

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

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Kate Turza Website

Kate Turza Facebook

Kate Turza Instagram

Working Parent Resource Coffee Chat

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource helps burned out professional moms and dads simplify their lives, streamline their time, and live more deliberately so they can eliminate the stress and chaos. Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with 20 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, program development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Would you like to chat?

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

Sponsor:

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

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

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Dec 13, 2017
WPR041: How I Get Sleep Without Sleep Training My Kids
49:59

Episode Summary:

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

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

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

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Dr. Pam Douglas Website

Possums Clinic Website

The Possums Sleep Film

Gestalt Breastfeeding Online Program

The Discontented Little Baby Book by Dr. Pam Douglas

Virtual Sleep Consultations with Possums Clinic

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

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

Educating the Experts: Lesson One: Crying by Evolutionary Parenting

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

Babies Do Not Manipulate They Communicate by Little Hearts Books

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

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

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

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

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

Working Parent Resource Coffee Chat

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource helps professional moms and dads live more deliberately so they can enjoy manageable and meaningful lives. Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with 20 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, program development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Would you like to chat?

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

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, corporate packages, a robust online community, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

 

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Dec 06, 2017
WPR040: What You Need to Know About Infant Sleep with Dr. Pam Douglas
53:05

Episode Summary: 

I’m really excited to welcome our guest today, Dr. Pam Douglas of the Possums Clinic in Australia.  Back in episode WPR023 which I recorded right after I had my second little boy, I talked a lot about infant sleep.  I shared that getting my older son, who’s 4 now, to sleep was one of the most stressful and difficult experiences of my life, and then I shared what I’m doing differently with our younger son, who’s four months old.

Pam is an Australian General Practitioner and researcher who specializes in early life care. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Maternity Newborn and Families Research Collaboration, Griffith University. Pam is passionate about supporting new parents so that life with their baby is as enjoyable as possible. Over the past 20 years, she has developed the programs known as Neuroprotective Developmental Care, or the Possums Programs, which help with breastfeeding and feeds, sleep, baby's crying and fussing, and parental mood. These programs are delivered in the Possums Clinic, in her hometown, and are taught to health professionals around Australia and overseas. The Possums Sleep Film and the Gestalt Breastfeeding Online Program are available at possumsonline.com. Pam is also author of "The discontented little baby book: all you need to know about feeds, sleep and crying."

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/40

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Dr. Pam Douglas Website

Possums Clinic Website

The Possums Sleep Film

Gestalt Breastfeeding Online Program

The Discontented Little Baby Book by Dr. Pam Douglas

Virtual Sleep Consultations with Possums Clinic

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

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

Educating the Experts: Lesson One: Crying by Evolutionary Parenting

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

Babies Do Not Manipulate They Communicate by Little Hearts Books

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

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

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

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

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

Beyond Sleep Training Facebook Group

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

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource: 

The Working Parent Resource helps professional moms and dads live more deliberately so they can enjoy manageable and meaningful lives. Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with 20 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, program development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Sponsor: 

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, free assessments, challenges, workshops, customized consulting packages, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com

Reminders: 

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on Apple Podcasts 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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Nov 29, 2017
WPR039: Mindful Parenting in a Messy World with Michelle Gale
35:21

Episode Summary: 

Today we’re going to chat with Michelle Gale, who I absolutely loved getting to know.  Michelle has such a wonderful way of breaking down some of the hardest parts of parenting and teaches us how to take those difficult moments so we can turn them into something beautiful.  As a recovering perfectionist, it’s really easy for me to fall into the trap of feeling like I need to do this whole parenting thing perfectly, and Michelle’s work is a great reminder that not only do we not need to be perfect at parenting, but we can look to those messy moments for some of the best lessons and opportunities to connect with our kids.

Michelle Gale is a Mindfulness Teacher, Corporate Trainer, Executive Coach, Podcast Host, and author of the book “Mindful Parenting in a Messy World”. She is on a mission to support parents in staying meaningfully connected to themselves and their families, even as the demands and complexity of contemporary life and work are accelerated. She works in schools, communities, and corporations teaching mindfulness and speaking to parents.

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/39

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Michelle Gale Website

Michelle Gale Facebook

Michelle Gale Twitter

Michelle Gale LinkedIn

Mindful Parenting in a Messy World by Michelle Gale

The Whole Brain Child by Dan Segal

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie

SimpleHabit.com

About the Working Parent Resource: 

The Working Parent Resource helps professional moms and dads live more deliberately so they can enjoy manageable and meaningful lives. Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with 20 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, program development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

 Sponsor: 

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, free assessments, challenges, workshops, customized coaching packages, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com

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Nov 22, 2017
WPR038: How to Manage Your Stress and Anxiety as a Working Parent with Dr. Ilyse Dobrow DiMarco
41:18

Episode Summary: 

Stress and anxiety is prevalent among working parents, for good reason. We're juggling more and more everyday, often with less support than ever. If you're struggling to manage overwhelm and stress, this episode is for you.

Ilyse Dobrow DiMarco, Ph.D. is a mother of two and a Clinical Psychologist based in Summit, NJ. She specializes in working with stressed and anxious parents and writes frequently about parental mental health. She received her B.A. from Yale University and her Ph.D. from Rutgers University and is a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Her writing has been featured in Motherwell, Motherly, Scary Mommy, and PopSugar Moms, as well as on her own blog, DrCBTMom.com.

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/38

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Dr. Ilyse Dobrow DiMarco Website

Dr. Ilyse Dobrow DiMarco Facebook

Dr. Ilyse Dobrow DiMarco Twitter

Dr. Ilyse Dobrow DiMarco LinkedIn

The Worry Cure: Seven Steps to Stop Worry from Stopping You by Robert Leahy

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think by Dennis Greenberger

Why It’s Okay for Moms to Go to Therapy Article

Mom: The Designated Worrier Article

CBT Treatment Manuals

Working Parent Resource Burnout Training

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource: 

The Working Parent Resource helps professional moms and dads live more deliberately so they can enjoy manageable and meaningful lives. Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with 20 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, program development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

 Sponsor: 

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, free assessments, challenges, workshops, customized coaching packages, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com

Reminders: 

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

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Nov 15, 2017
WPR037: Helping Your Kids Manage Technology with Emily Jameson
39:13

Episode Summary: 

Today we have a very special guest with us.  Today I am going to interview my sister, Emily Jameson.  She’s a few years younger than I am, but she’s always been one of my parenting role models since she had four kids by the time I had my first.  She always has such a common sense advice for me, and she and I recently had a great conversation about technology as it relates to our kids, and I wanted to share that with you guys at home.

Emily is also one of those people who is rocking working parenthood.  She has four kids who range in age from 4-12.  And her husband often has to travel for work, so she’s managing all of that on her own a lot of the time. 

So that alone would be enough to make me fall apart by the end of the day.  But Emily also went back to school last year to become a nurse.  And then, on top of all of that, she gets up at 4:30 every, single morning to go to a Camp Gladiator fitness class.  I’ll have her share more about all of that, but seriously – my little sister is amazing.

Emily lives in Dallas with her family, so we generally have to catch up on the phone.  And there have been so many times when we’ll get to the end of the conversation and I’ll say “I wish we recorded that!”  So today I get to and I’m so excited! 

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/37

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Working Parent Resource Burnout Assessment

Working Parent Resource Burnout Training

Working Parent Resource Facebook Group

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource: 

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping career-driven moms and dads make more time for their kids, their marriages, and themselves without sacrificing their career. Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with 20 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com

Join the Conversation! 

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community

Sponsor: 

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, free assessments, trainings, and challenges, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com

Reminders: 

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

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Nov 08, 2017
WPR036: How to Manage Different Stages of Conflict in Your Marriage
27:38

Episode Summary:

We chat a lot about productivity and time management and boundaries and all sorts of other things that help with one of the biggest problems that working parents have: not having enough time.  And I love talking about this stuff because I know it really is one of the biggest struggles modern working families face – trying to fit everything into their busy lives.  And I have 20 years of experience in the project management field, so I’m happy to chat about this as much as I can.

But I’ve spent over two decades completely immersed in studying the various elements of healthy committed relationships.  This is a topic that I’ve been obsessed with for most of my life.  I’ve read as many books as I could get my hands on.  I’ve had countless conversations with people who are genuinely happy in their relationships.  I even went to grad school to get my Master’s degree in this subject.  And it also seems to be an area that lends itself to either a lot of joy as a working parent if you and your partner are working as a team, or on the flip side, a lot of frustration and overwhelm if things aren’t going well in your relationship.

I think I’ve mentioned this at some point in a past episode, but my parents got divorced when I was 5 years old, and were both remarried by the time I was 10.  While I adjusted and learned to adapt to my new life as a child, I can look back and see the long-term effects of being raised in a blended family.  For a long time, I didn’t even think I wanted to get married myself because I just couldn’t understand how I could possibly make it work.  I didn’t have all that many positive role models for a functional marriage.  Of course, I agree that there are times when it’s best for the whole family if a couple gets divorced, and I’m sure that’s true in my situation.  But it didn’t make my life any easier, and I had a lot of relationship drama throughout most of my life as a direct result of my early life experiences.

But after years and years of learning about relationships, and applying what I learned to my own relationships, and then meeting my awesome husband Joey and building my own family with him, I’ve discovered that there are a lot of different things that you can do to build and maintain a healthy and happy relationship with your spouse, even when you have kids and a busy career.

But what I also learned after we had kids was that even the most solid and stable relationships can be rocked when you’re dealing with the realities of being a working parent.  There are a LOT of stressors that come up when you’re trying to juggle so many important things, and we’re living in hyper-speed these days.  There’s not a lot of time to mindfully resolve the issues that come up for us with our partner.

And in both situations, whether you’re happy and solid as a couple, or whether you’re struggling in your marriage, they both tend to come down to how you manage conflict.

This is the one of the main reasons I started the Working Parent Resource.  Helping working parents strengthen their relationships and build a stable home environment for their kids without giving up who they are as individuals is really important to me.  The busier we get, the harder it is to make our marriage a priority.  And the longer we wait to resolve both the big issues and the little ones, the more conceivable it is that our marriage won’t stand up to the stress.

I know so many of you feel exhausted and stressed out, and many people attribute that to not having enough time, which is totally valid so that’s why we talk a lot about that.  But when I talk about blending the different aspects of your lives in a sustainable way as a busy working parent, I have one goal in mind: to help you acquire the tools you need to stay happy and fulfilled in your personal life without sacrificing your professional life so the foundation of your family is less likely to crumble beneath you. 

I guess in my own little way, it’s my attempt to protect other kids out there from the fear and sadness that I felt growing up as a child.  I want to help as many people as I can avoid the destruction that can happen to a family when you don’t have the tools to manage the conflict that inevitably arises in a marriage when you have young kids.

So with that said, today we’re going to talk about the three stages of conflict you may find yourself experiencing in your marriage, and some practical things you can do to begin managing and resolving that conflict in a healthy way.  I don’t just want to help you avoid an unhappy marriage or divorce… I want to give you the resources you need to build a solid foundation for a connected and engaged relationship that will persist through these challenging early years.

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/36

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

The Gottman Institute

The 7 Principles of Making Marriage Work by John Gottman, Ph.D and Nan Silver

Why Marriages Succeed or Fail, and How to Make Yours Last by John Gottman, Ph.D.

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.

Marriage and Relationships Resources

Working Parent Resource Burnout Assessment

Working Parent Resource Burnout Training

Working Parent Resource Website

Working Parent Resource Facebook Community

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Join the Conversation!

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, corporate packages, a robust online community, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

 

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Nov 01, 2017
WPR035: How to Get Your Kids on a Routine with Erin Montgomery
28:49

Episode Summary: 

I’ve always been a creature of habit, so establishing a routine for my kids was never that difficult for me.  Plus as someone who has spent decades learning about child development, I knew going into parenthood that creating a routine for my kids would be an important part of building consistency and security for them.  But I know it’s not always easy for everyone to establish a routine for their kids, so I wanted to cover this topic in case you’re having a hard time.  Today’s guest shares with us her personal experience as a mom and how she’s been able to create an effective routine for her kids. 

Erin Montgomery is the mom of a 6 year-old and a 4 year-old. She spent ten years working in fashion journalism, public relations, social media and styling, and now runs the social media marketing company, Piper Social Media.

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/35

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Erin Montgomery Website 

Erin Montgomery Facebook

Erin Montgomery Twitter

Erin Montgomery Instagram

Erin Montgomery Pinterest

WPR017: A New Organization Tool to Help You Streamline Your Home Life with Rebecca Gregerson 

Social Media Planner

Working Parent Resource Burnout Assessment

Working Parent Resource Burnout Training

Working Parent Resource Facebook Community

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource: 

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with 20 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com

Join the Conversation! 

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community

Sponsor: 

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com

Reminders: 

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them. 

  

 

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Oct 25, 2017
WPR034: How to Set Boundaries and Say No to Protect Your Time with Monica Froese
01:09:59

Episode Summary: 

I’m going to start today’s episode by saying something that might make some of you angry.  But I need to share a little tough love with all of you working parents out there.  Here it is:

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your over-booked schedule, if you don’t have enough time, it’s for one reason and one reason only:  because you aren’t setting boundaries around your time.  You either don’t know how, or you aren’t comfortable, saying NO to other people.

There are a hundred excuses I hear from working parents who are overwhelmed:

  • I have too much on my plate.
  • My husband doesn’t do anything around the house.
  • I don’t have enough help.
  • My job (or my boss) is super-demanding.
  • My kids are still young and they need me.
  • I’m the person people rely on to get things done.

All of this is CODE for: “I haven’t learned how to set boundaries in my life.”

Do extenuating circumstances arise?  Are there times that are busier than others?  Of course.  It’s life and sometimes things are going to be busier than others.  And as working parents, you’re in a particularly complex season of life where you’re raising kids who really do need a lot of attention and support, while juggling a demanding job as well.  So don’t get me wrong… I have a lot of empathy for you if you really DO have a full plate and are just trying to keep up.

But if the common theme in your life is overwhelm and burnout and you rarely have times of peace and calm, then it’s not about the various circumstances of your life.  It’s about how you’re MANAGING your life.  It is possible to have a FULL life without constantly feeling stressed out and at your wits end.

So today I’m talking with Monica Froese about the steps you can take to begin setting boundaries in your life, and how you can start becoming comfortable with doing it so it doesn’t jeopardize your relationships or your reputation or everything you’ve accomplished so far in your life.  We’ll go into how you can set boundaries around your time when everyone needs something from you… because that’ll never end.  There will always be demands on your time.  So you need to become really good at saying NO and doing it gracefully so you don’t alienate the most important people in your life. 

Monica and I had an awesome discussion on episode WPR009 about embracing your ambition without the guilt.  We had such a great time chatting that I invited her to come back on to talk with me about setting boundaries and saying no and protecting your precious time as a working parent.

In case you haven't listened to my earlier episode with Monica yet (which is linked in the show notes if you missed it), Monica is a business strategist at RedefiningMom.com, where she works with mom entrepreneurs.  She has her MBA in Finance and works to empower working moms to create online businesses and escape the 9-5 grind.  She's been featured on several media outlets including Fox News, Scary Mommy, Healthline, and Mom Talk Radio, and was even invited to the White House in 2015 to chat with the President's senior advisors about workplace policies to help working families.  You can hear all about that experience back on episode 9 as well.  I could go on and on about Monica, but today I'm glad that we get to chat a bit more.

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/34

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Monica Froese Website

Monica Froese Facebook

Monica Froese Instagram

Monica Froese LinkedIn

Monica Froese Pinterest

Monica Froese Twitter

WPR009: Embracing Your Ambition Without the Guilt with Monica Froese

Busy Moms Building Course

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

How to Say No Gracefully (A Free Guide)

Working Parent Resource Burnout Assessment

Working Parent Resource Burnout Training

Working Parent Resource Facebook Community

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource: 

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with 20 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com

Join the Conversation! 

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community

Sponsor: 

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com

Reminders: 

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them. 

 

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Oct 18, 2017
WPR033: Taking Care of Yourself After Baby Arrives with Catherine Middlebrooks
31:39

Episode Summary: 

So last week we talked all about how to prepare to return to work after having a baby with Janine Esbrand.  This week we’re going to dive into how to handle all of the physical and emotional challenges that come up right after you have a baby.  As all of you ladies out there with kids know – there’s a huge shift that you go through after you welcome a baby home, whether it’s your first or your fifth.  Every baby brings with it new changes to our bodies, a shift in identity, and new skills to learn.  Our guest today helps us focus on creating a “new normal” as we integrate a new little baby into our lives.

Catherine Middlebrooks is the founder of brb Yoga, and the creator of the Heal Your Core With Yoga program. She helps busy moms restore their core strength and find calm in the beautiful chaos of motherhood. She has more than 10 years of yoga teaching experience and a master’s degree in experimental psychology.  Catherine is currently traveling the country in an RV with her husband and two young children and you can find her at brbyoga.com.

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/33

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Catherine Middlebrooks Website

Catherine Middlebrooks Facebook

Frazzled to Balanced™ Program

Working Parent Resource Burnout Training

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource: 

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with 20 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com

Join the Conversation! 

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community

Sponsor: 

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com

Reminders: 

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them. 

  

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Oct 11, 2017
WPR032: Making a Smooth Return to Work After Maternity Leave with Janine Esbrand
40:25

Episode Summary: 

This is one of the questions I get from you guys all the time: how can I transition back into work after maternity leave?  So today’s episode is all about how to make a smooth transition out of maternity leave and back to work.  Our guest today is coming out with a course in just a few weeks from the time this episode airs that goes into everything you need to know as you prepare to return to work after having a baby.  She has some great insights that I can’t wait to share with you.

Janine is the founder of LightBOX Coaching, which helps female lawyers (and other professionals) who want to build careers they are passionate about while raising a family. She is also the host of the More Than A Lawyer Podcast and runs the Being More Than a Lawyer Facebook Group. Janine is a qualified life & career coach and corporate/commercial lawyer. She has worked with a range of coaching clients and has practiced law within leading UK law firms and international companies for the past decade. When she is not coaching or practicing law, she can be found spending time with her son or binging on educational podcasts.

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/32

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Janine Esbrand Website

Janine Esbrand Facebook Page

Janine Esbrand Facebook Group

Janine Esbrand Twitter

Janine Esbrand Instagram

Janine Esbrand Pinterest

Smooth Return Online Course

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

Working Parent Resource Burnout Training

Working Parent Resource Facebook Group

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource:  

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with 20 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com

Join the Conversation! 

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community

Sponsor: 

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com

Reminders: 

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them. 

 

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Oct 04, 2017
WPR031: Sustainable Healthy Habits for Everyone in the Family with Samantha Rodgers
55:05

Episode Summary: 

Finding the time to make healthy meals for your family when you have a full-time job has to be one of the biggest challenges we face as working parents.  I don’t know about you, but I hate spending a ton of time both on the weekends and at night after a long workday shopping, prepping and cooking.  And then trying to find nutritious recipes that everyone will eat seems to add a whole other level of complexity to the process for me.  I would much rather use that time to enjoy my family.  But our guest today has a wonderful resource for working parents who want to feed their families healthy meals without wasting all of their free time doing it.

Today we’re talking with Samantha Rodgers.  Sam is the Mom Behind the Plans at Eating Clean, Cooking Dirty. With a long-standing passion to feed people delicious Paleo foods, Sam has taken her love of food to the online marketplace with subscription-based Weekly Meal Plans and Prep Guides for busy families who want to reduce their overall time in the kitchen without sacrificing nutrition. As a process improvement expert, she uses her skills to layout a Prep Day Strategy each week that provides her members with step-by-step instructions to prep food ahead of time so they have little to no cooking the rest of the week. Sam lives in Hood River, OR with her rambunctious daughter, Stella, and her super awesome husband, Dave. 

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/31

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Samantha Rodgers Website

Samantha Rodgers Facebook

Samantha Rodgers Pinterest

Samantha Rodgers Instagram

Samantha Rodgers Twitter

Eat the Season

Rachel Ray: 30 Minute Meals

Food Network

Epicurious

Eating Clean Cooking Dirty Free Trial

Working Parent Resource Burnout Assessment

Working Parent Resource Facebook Group

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource: 

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with 20 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com

Join the Conversation! 

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community

Sponsor: 

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.  

Reminders: 

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.  

 

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Sep 27, 2017
WPR030: Can Balance Really Exist for Working Parents with Apryl Schlueter
55:54

Episode Summary: 

Balance is one of those tricky topics for working parents.  Most working parents find it difficult to have a balanced life.  Other working parents do feel balance from time to time, but then they have periods of time when all hell breaks loose and they have to fight to get back into balance.  And then there’s a whole other group of people who just don’t believe it exists at all.  So I wanted to talk to an expert about this topic of balance in general, and whether it’s something that working parents should strive for, or if it’s an impossible ideal.

Apryl Schlueter is the the Chief Energy Officer of The Cheerful Mind, Inc. After working in various industries, Apryl realized her true passion as a happiness and productivity expert who helps over-committed people with big dreams have more fun while getting stuff done. She earned her Certified Professional Coach credentials from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching, and is the author of "Finding Success in Balance: My Journey to The Cheerful Mind." Apryl lives with her husband and two sons in Northbrook, IL. 

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/30  

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Apryl Schlueter Website

Apryl Schlueter Facebook

Apryl Schlueter Twitter

Apryl Schlueter Instagram

Finding Success in Balance by Apryl Schlueter

The Five Minute Journal

Frazzled to Balanced™ Bootcamp

Working Parent Resource Burnout Assessment

Working Parent Resource Facebook Group

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About the Working Parent Resource: 

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with 20 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com

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This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com

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Sep 20, 2017
WPR029: How to Navigate Polarizing Conversations
17:09

Episode Summary:

The world has been a little crazy lately, hasn’t it?  I don’t typically talk about politics on this show because that’s not the main focus of what we do here.  I don’t want it to distract from the purpose on the podcast, which is to help career-oriented moms and dads integrate all aspects of their lives without having to sacrifice one area over another. 

So we’re not going to discuss politics here today.  But as someone who does pay attention to what’s happening in the world, I thought it was important to acknowledge the discourse and divisiveness that’s we’ve seen on the news and on social media recently.  Things have gotten SO heated on a global level, and I think it’s time we starting thinking a little more about how we address people who disagree with us on fundamental issues.

I see a lot of parallels between what’s been happening around the world, and what we deal with as parents on a daily basis.  There are a lot of polarizing topics coming to a head on the world stage, but I see the same sort of discourse in how we discuss parenting issues as well.  There are some hot button issues we deal with as parents, such as vaccinations, breastfeeding, sleep training, and many others.  I’ve seen more than a few discussions about these topics become hateful very quickly.

For many of these topics, there’s no one right answer.  There is plenty of research to support all sorts of opinions about how to do things.  But as a society I think we’ve gotten into this habit of thinking in binary terms where if I’m convinced of something, you’re wrong unless you completely agree with me.  We’ve lost the ability to appreciate and explore nuance as we discuss a wide range of topics. 

So today I want to dive a little deeper into HOW we talk about polarizing topics.  How do we TALK to each other in a more respectful and productive way?  How can we let go of our need to be right, and start LISTENING to each other in a way that will move these conversations forward?

Whether we’re talking about politics, or human rights issues, or race, or immigration, or whether we’re talking about any number of decisions that you’ll make as a parent, I think these guidelines for a healthier conversation will still apply.  These are just some thoughts that I wanted to share with you.  This obviously isn't a conclusive list.  And I also don't want it to sound like I do all of these things all the time.  I have my moments where I'm not as constructive as I could be.  But I did want to take a moment to think about how we could all be dealing with some of these difficult conversations a little better. 

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/29

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

[FREE MASTERCLASS] What’s Behind Your Burnout?

Working Parent Resource Website

Working Parent Resource Facebook Community

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Join the Conversation!

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, corporate packages, a robust online community, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders: 

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

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Sep 13, 2017
WPR028: Five Steps to Finding Your Confidence as a Parent with Dr. Marie Renaud
53:18

Episode Summary: 

Today we’re talking about building your confidence as a parent.  If you’ve read my blog post entitled “The Hardest Thing About Being a Parent,” you’ll know that I had a very hard time adjusting to all of the new things you have to learn when you become a parent.  As an overachiever in my life before kids, I was used to learning new skills and mastering them.  To put it bluntly, I was used to being GOOD at things in my life.   And one of the hardest things I had to do as a parent was realize that I was never going to be perfect at it.  Our kids change all the time and it was really disorienting to have to adapt and adjust to every new developmental stage that my child went through, especially in those early days when he was changing so FAST.  Our guest today offers some wonderful insights and 5 practical tips to build confidence, even when these little ones change the rules of the game on us. 

Dr. Marie Renaud is a doctor in Clinical Psychology with 30 years of experience working in the public service in Scotland. She has particular expertise in the areas of relationships between parents and children and in fostering close relationships with babies. The focus of her work has been to collaborate with families and support them to develop and maintain the best relationships with their children. In 2011, she designed a specific program to raise awareness of the importance of the early years and the need to support parents’ well-being so that they can be truly present and available to their young children.  Most recently she has been focusing on the development of her company: Mindful Evolution, and her program: "Life with New Baby" in which she shares her passion for the wonders of child development and her commitment to parents’ well-being.

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/28  

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Dr. Marie Renaud Website

Dr. Marie Renaud Pinterest

The Hardest Thing About Being a Parent

[FREE MASTERCLASS] What’s Behind Your Burnout?

Working Parent Resource Facebook Group

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource: 

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with 20 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com

Join the Conversation! 

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community

Sponsor: 

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com

Reminders: 

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them. 

 

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Sep 06, 2017
WPR027: The Surprising Truth About Adrenal Fatigue with Jennifer Blossom
47:16

Episode Summary: 

Today’s episode is close to my heart, because I went through my own experience with Adrenal Fatigue and it was ruining my life.  I just thought I was tired and burned out, so I kept trying to come up with more ways to be productive, to get more done in less time.  But it turns out that was just perpetuating my symptoms.  I was exhausted.  I was cranky.  I kept landing in urgent care with what I thought was strep throat, and was about to have surgery even though my doctors didn’t have a real diagnosis for what I was experiencing.  I also had trouble getting pregnant for nearly a year, which I also think was related to my own Adrenal Fatigue.  I had no idea that’s what I was dealing with, and once I identified Adrenal Fatigue as the cause of my health issues, I was able to treat it and finally start feeling like myself again within a month.

Jennifer Blossom is the millennial expert of holistic living for mothers and children. She is a Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapist, Certified Infant Massage Instructor and Holistic Lifestyle Entrepreneur. Jennifer specializes in maternal and pediatric health and is OBSESSED with helping Mommas get grounded and absolutely glowing during Motherhood and beyond. Outside of running her company, Blossom to Be Fit, which was just renamed to Blossoming Mommy and Baby, Jennifer loves spending time with her husband, working as a therapist, going to church, cooking barefoot in the kitchen, home decor, and all things COZY.  She’s also expecting her own little bundle of love soon!  Congratulations, Jennifer!

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/27

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Jennifer Blossom Website

Jennifer Blossom Facebook

Jennifer Blossom Instagram

Eating Clean Cooking Dirty with Samantha Rodgers

WPR019: 5 Simple Ways to Connect With Your Children, Even When You Work All Week

Working Parent Resource Burnout Assessment

Working Parent Resource Facebook Group

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource: 

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with 20 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com

Join the Conversation! 

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community

Sponsor: 

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com

Reminders: 

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them. 

 

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Aug 30, 2017
WPR026: Four Fundamental Shifts I Made that Changed My Life
26:03

Episode Summary:

There are a lot of things I’ve changed in my life to become happier and healthier over the years.  Today I’m not going to cover surface stuff, like exercising and eating healthier or getting a better job or moving.  All of those things have at times definitely improved my life at times, but today I want to talk more about the FUNDAMENTAL shifts I’ve made in the way I operate my life that have had a profound impact on my happiness.  These are things that, once I made these changes, I became a different person.  A more WHOLE person.  A more CONTENT and peaceful person.  I became a better version of myself through doing these things.  When I’m having a rough day or even a stressful period of my life, it’s usually because I’ve stopped doing at least one of these 4 things. 

I wanted to share these things because it took me decades and a LOT of heartache to finally learn to do these things.  It took a lot of work to change habits that were causing me pain, and I wish someone had told me about these lessons earlier in my life… I think it would have saved me a lot of suffering.  We sometimes have to take a long, winding road to learn deep lessons so I appreciate my own journey.  But I’d still love to share this with you in case it’s helpful to you in some way right now. 

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/26

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, by Eckhart Tolle

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

Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue (Book 1), by Neale Donald Walsch

[FREE TRAINING] What’s Behind Your Burnout: The 3 Biggest Burnout Triggers and How to Overcome Them

Working Parent Resource Website

Working Parent Resource Facebook Community

About the Working Parent Resource 

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Join the Conversation!

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, corporate packages, a robust online community, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

 

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Aug 23, 2017
WPR025: How to Kick Guilt to the Curb with Valerie Friedlander
53:26

Episode Summary: 

Valerie is a Certified Professional Coach and Empowerment Mentor, Loving Mom and Wife, and Founder of TheUnlimitedMom.com. Not long ago Valerie was one of the many Moms struggling with feeling overwhelmed, out of balance, and guilty for wanting more. Through making a decision to do something different, the support of her own coach, and learning the skills of coaching and energy leadership, she tapped into her purpose, increased her energy, and is actively creating a life she loves. Valerie is dedicated to helping other Moms achieve the serenity, joy, and fulfillment they seek. She enjoys working with passionate women who are ready to ditch the limits of “this is as good as it gets” and step into creating their own unique, authentic, and amazing Mom-life. Valerie believes you deserve to live a vibrant life and that by doing so, you are setting the foundation for the happy and healthy life that you want for your child. Her mission is to help you do just that. 

Guilt is a topic that tends to come up all the time among high-achieving moms and dads, especially these days when work is more demanding than ever and the standards of “good parenting” are as high as they’ve ever been.  I’ve heard so many people say that there’s no way to avoid guilt as a working parent, or even as a parent in general.  I don’t necessarily disagree with that – we all have our moments where we make mistakes or do something that we’re not particularly proud of.  But I think the guilt has gotten out of control, and I hope today’s episode has helped you release at least a little of that unnecessary guilt.  You work hard.  You’re a great parent.  I can guarantee you’re doing the best you can on any given day, so I hope something you hear here today resonates so you can start to treat yourself with a little more kindness.

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/25

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:  

Valerie Friedlander Website

Valerie Friedlander Facebook

Valerie Friedlander Twitter

Valerie Friedlander Instagram

Valerie Friedlander LinkedIn

Free Guide: The Unlimited Mom Formula

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown

Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown

The Power of Vulnerability, TedTalk by Brene Brown

Listening to Shame, TedTalk by Brene Brown

Working Parent Resource Burnout Assessment

Working Parent Resource Facebook Group

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource: 

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with 20 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com

Join the Conversation! 

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community

Sponsor: 

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com

Reminders: 

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them. 

 

 

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Aug 16, 2017
WPR024: Striking the Right Balance Between Career Ambition and an Engaged Family Life with Yael Schonbrun
52:59

Episode Summary:

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

A big theme on this podcast is balancing our lives as parents along with our lives as professionals. This is one of those topics that really will never have a “right” answer.  Striking the right balance between an engaged family life and a fulfilling professional life is something that we all have to figure out for ourselves based on our own unique situations, and it’s also something we’ll also need to re-evaluate and tweak as time goes on.  Our guest today is an expert in striking a healthy and fulfilling balance between these two roles in our lives, so hopefully this episode will provide some guidance and inspiration for you as you answer some of these questions in your own life. 

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/24

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:  

Yael Schonbrun Website

Newton Therapy Website

Yael Schonbrun Twitter

Yael Schonbrun LinkedIn

Psychology Today Article Archive by Yael Schonbrun

A Mother’s Ambitions by Yael Schonbrun

Double Bind: Women on Ambition Book

Love and Work: Clarifying Your Values Questionnaire

Working Parent Resource Burnout Assessment

Working Parent Resource Facebook Group 

Working Parent Resource Website  

About the Working Parent Resource: 

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with 20 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com

Join the Conversation! 

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community

Sponsor: 

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com

Reminders:  

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them. 

 

 

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Aug 09, 2017
WPR023: Introducing Weston James and What I’m Doing Differently as a New Mom of Two
31:21

Episode Summary:

We’re back!  I am so excited to be here chatting with you again after our little hiatus.  I hope you’ve been enjoying your Summer so far!  I’ve had a pretty busy couple of months, and I can’t wait to catch up with you a bit in this episode.  Today I have a couple of announcements for you, one big one related to my personal life, and a couple of others related to the Working Parent Resource. 

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/23

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

WPR022:  Welcoming Baby #2 and a Couple of Announcements

Free Burnout Assessment

Working Parent Resource Mastermind Waitlist

Working Parent Resource Corporate Packages

Working Parent Resource Website

Working Parent Resource Facebook Community

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Join the Conversation!

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, corporate packages, a robust online community, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

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Aug 02, 2017
WPR022: Welcoming Baby #2 and a Couple of Announcements
11:53

Episode Summary:

So today’s show is going to be a little different than my others.  I think a lot of you already know that my husband Joey and I are expecting our second little boy here any day now.  I basically started working on this podcast right after I found out I was pregnant, so our little guy has been a huge part of this show… he’s literally been with me every second of it all.  And now that his due date is approaching, I have a couple of announcements about the podcast and about the Working Parent Resource in general that I wanted to share with you.

First of all, I wanted to let you guys know that I’m going to be taking a little Summer hiatus from the podcast so I can slow down a little and get into “momma mode," which means I won't be releasing any new episodes in June or July.  I’ll definitely be back in August again with our normal weekly schedule, but I wanted to let you know there would be a gap in new episodes for a couple of months there.  I actually have several interviews already recorded which I'm really excited to release, and I'll tell you more about some of those episodes coming up here in a few minutes.  But once this baby arrives, I know there will be a lot of other things going on and I didn't want to be distracted from welcoming our little boy to the world and helping our son adjust to having a little brother and all of the other things that happen when you add a new baby to the family.  So first and foremost, thanks to you all for being patient while I take this time for my family.

In the meantime, we have a pretty awesome archive of episodes that you can go back and listen to if you haven't heard them yet.  And since I know there are still some new listeners, I thought today I would talk a little about my top 5 episodes so far so you can go back and listen to those while I’m on this little baby/Summer hiatus.  These are all ranked by the actual download numbers.  So here are my top 5 episodes of the Working Parent Resource podcast so far – counting down from 5 to 1.

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/22

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

WPR002: My “I Can’t Do This Anymore” Working Mom Moment

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

WPR006: Are You REALLY Screwing Up Your Kids? How to Know for Sure with Kelly Watanabe and Maren Dalgaard

WPR011: My Personal Productivity System: My Secrets to Getting Things Done

WPR013: The 5 Pillars of Parenthood: Keeping Your Marriage and Family on Track with Sunit Suchdev

Working Parent Resource Website

Working Parent Resource Facebook Community

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Join the Conversation!

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

 

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May 31, 2017
WPR021: How to Make Your Marriage a Priority as a Busy Working Parent with Esther Littlefield
50:50

Episode Summary: 

Esther Littlefield is a feisty pastor’s wife to her husband, Scott, and mom to her spirited daughter, KJ. They live in Maine where they enjoy as many outdoor adventures as possible in the midst of homeschooling, business, and church life. In her free time, you’d probably find her with a cup of coffee, a good friend, and a sink full of dishes. Esther writes at wellnessmomlife.com, helping moms balance marriage, motherhood, and ministry by caring for their personal, physical, spiritual, and relational wellness. 

We all know how hard it can be to make our marriage a priority when a new baby joins the family.  A baby puts so much pressure on a relationship, and it's not uncommon for our marriage to take a backseat when we're dealing with the everyday demands of juggling parenthood and work and everything else you have going on in your life.  And children also have a funny way of magnifying whatever weaknesses we already had in our relationship too, which can just add to the stress and conflict. 

Today Esther Littlefield and I have an honest and personal conversation about how to work through those really difficult moments in your marriage as a new parent, and how you can re-prioritize your relationship if you feel like things are getting off track. 

What You’ll Learn in This Episode: 

  • Esther shares some of the most difficult challenges she faced as a new working mom and how becoming a parent almost ended her marriage.
  • Some of the biggest obstacles Esther and her husband faced to move through the hardest years of their marriage.
  • Specific tools and strategies Esther relied on to begin to re-prioritize her marriage and build a solid foundation for their family.

 

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/21

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Esther Littlefield Website

Esther Littlefield Facebook

Esther Littlefield Twitter

Esther Littlefield Pinterest

Wellness Mom Life Free 5-Day Marriage Challenge

Utilizing Conflict to Strengthen Your Marriage with Chuck Starnes

Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman

WPR010: How to Utilize Conflict to Strengthen Your Marriage with Chuck Starnes

Avoid These Risks of Being a Perfect Parent

Working Parent Resource – Relationship Resources

Working Parent Resource Facebook Group 

Working Parent Resource Website 

About the Working Parent Resource: 

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with 20 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com

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May 24, 2017
WPR020: 5 Strategies to Help Late Talkers at Home with Carrie Clark
53:05

Episode Summary: 

Carrie Clark is a speech-language pathologist who works full-time at home on her website for parents and others who work with children with speech and language delays. She provides resources and step-by-step guides for how to treat various communication problems.

Today's show is all about helping our kids with their speech and language development.  We talk a lot about what's normal, but we also chat about what to do if your child is or seems to be delayed in their speech.  Carrie is so helpful in breaking down what we should know as parents when it comes to helping our kids with both their pre-verbal and verbal communication.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode: 

  • The general guidelines and timeframes for “normal” speech and language development.
  • Red flags and warning signs of delayed speech to keep an eye out for.
  • What to do if you suspect your child has speech delays.
  • Tips for helping your child with their natural language development, or ways to improve their speech at home if there’s a delay.

 

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/20

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Carrie Clark Website

Carrie Clark Facebook

Language Milestones Chart

Signs of Late Speech Development

Sign Language Flash Cards

Working Parent Resource Facebook Group 

Working Parent Resource Website 

About the Working Parent Resource: 

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.  

Join the Conversation! 

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community

Sponsor: 

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com

Reminders: 

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May 17, 2017
WPR019: 5 Simple Ways to Connect with Your Children, Even When You Work All Week
16:14

Episode Summary:

One of the things I hear most from working parents is that they feel a tremendous amount of guilt because they aren’t around their kids all week.  They feel like “bad parents” because they’ve been led to believe that simply being physically present with their kids is what makes someone a good parent.  I think logically we know this isn’t true, but it can absolutely FEEL true when you have very limited time with your kids.

So today’s episode is all about building a strong, healthy and loving connection with your kids, even when you work all week.  We’re going to talk about simple and practical strategies you can implement to increase your connection with your kids, even when you can’t always be physically present.  I want you to leave this episode knowing how to make the most of the time you do have with your kids, not only so you can let go of those useless feelings of guilt, but also so you can enjoy a special and strong bond with your kids that will last over time.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • Surprising (and fun!) ways you can build your connection with your child.
  • How our kids experience separation, and how we can minimize the meltdowns, anxiety, and acting out that can occur during our morning and evening routines.
  • Our kids’ underlying developmental needs, and how we can meet those needs in even just a few minutes a day.

 

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/19

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Working Parent Resource – Parenting & Child Development Page

The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting by Laura Markham

Working Parent Resource Facebook Community

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Join the Conversation!

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

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May 10, 2017
WPR018: Dealing with Grief and Supporting Others through Loss with Aubrey Mathis
59:22

Episode Summary: 

Today we have Aubrey Mathis with us, who is the owner and creator of Today May Suck, a comfort kit gift company providing unique gifts to loved ones who are going through the suckiest of times.  Aubrey is changing the way we acknowledge grief with the perfect blend of compassion and comedic relief. 

I wanted to preface this conversation today by saying that I know grief and loss isn’t always a topic that we want to talk about.  It seems like sort of a taboo subject in modern society, at least in my experience.  But it truly is a part of life, and I have personally faced situations where dear loved ones and friends were going through a terrible loss or some sort of difficult situation, and it was hard for me to know how to support them or show them I was really feeling for them in an appropriate way.  I’ve also been the one who was struggling with something difficult, and the support I received wasn’t always that helpful.  So I wanted to have our guest on today to help give us a better idea of how to handle those kinds of situations.  As we discuss in this episode, I really think facing tragedy in our lives can be a transformative process, but that “messy middle” period can really be debilitating if we don’t feel like we have the support we need or if we feel really alone.  So I hope you find some useful tips and helpful insights in this episode if you’re someone you know is going through an emotional time.

One last thing before we dive in:  I have a background in counseling psychology and have practiced therapy in the past, but neither Aubrey nor I are currently licensed therapists.  Any advice or resources we offer here today are just from our own experience, they aren’t meant to be taken as professional or medical advice.  We always encourage you to reach out to a therapist or a doctor if you’re struggling with depression or any other serious mental health issue.  Just wanted to include that little disclaimer before we get started.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:  

  • Some of the surprising reasons why we feel grief and loss, and why it can be so uncomfortable (and taboo even) to address it when our loved ones are going through something heartbreaking.
  • Learn new ways to truly support the people in our lives who are struggling emotionally.
  • What holds us back from understanding, processing, and discussing difficult emotions in our own lives and with our loved ones.

 

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/18 

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Aubrey Mathis Website

Aubrey Mathis Facebook

Aubrey Mathis Instagram

Aubrey Mathis Pinterest

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255)

PsychCentral (Mental Health Resources)

Today May Suck Comfort Crew

Frazzled to Balanced™ Bootcamp

Working Parent Resource Facebook Group 

Working Parent Resource Website 

 

About the Working Parent Resource: 

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com 

Join the Conversation! 

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community 

Sponsor:  

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com

Reminders: 

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them. 

 

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May 03, 2017
WPR017: A New Organization Tool to Help You Streamline Your Home Life with Rebecca Gregerson
26:08

Episode Summary: 

Today we are chatting with Rebecca Gregerson, who runs Pieces, an art and décor business.  She also has a brand new organizational app out called My Proxy Fox.  She is always bursting with new ideas and loves finding creative ways to bring them to life.  Outside of chasing her career dreams, her heart belongs to her super supportive and all around awesome husband, two spunky and fabulous littles (and two of the sweetest fur babies in town). 

Rebecca has designed an app that I think can really be a game-changer for a lot of working parents.  We talk a lot about it on the podcast so I won’t go into too much detail here, but I’ve been trying this app out recently, and it has seriously cut down on so much preparation time and has allowed me to stop re-inventing the wheel for everything I do to manage my home.  Right now the app is a free resource on iTunes, but that may change in the future so I encourage you to check it out.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode: 

  • We talk about a new tool created by Rebecca, My Proxy Fox, which is an app that allows anyone who helps you in your life (babysitters, housekeepers, dog-sitters… even spouses, etc.) get access to all of the important information they need when you’re unavailable so things can run smoothly.
  • How you can save time and gain peace of mind by having your family systems, processes, and logistics thought through clearly ahead of time, written down, and available for other people at the touch of a button.
  • How to get organized in your life so you don’t have to re-invent the wheel every time you leave town, have to work late, or go out on a date night.

 

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/17 

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Rebecca Gregerson Website

Rebecca Gregerson Instagram

My Proxy Fox App

Frazzled to Balanced™ Bootcamp

Working Parent Resource Facebook Group 

Working Parent Resource Website  

About the Working Parent Resource: 

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com

Join the Conversation! 

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community 

Sponsor:  

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com

Reminders: 

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them. 

 

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Apr 26, 2017
WPR016: Reclaiming Your Energy: Recovering from Work Burnout with Robin Kegerise
52:46

Episode Summary: 

Robin Kegerise is a Career and Life Coach with nine years of Human Resources consulting experience. She has a Master's degree in Human Resources, and is a Change Management Specialist.  In this episode, we dive into a topic that I think just about every working parent can appreciate: recovering from work burnout.  I don’t know about you guys, but I spent most of my adult life going through a pretty unhealthy cycle of working super-hard, burning out, and then recovering before I started the whole cycle all over again. 

Today Robin and I talk about how we both went through some pretty intense experiences as new working moms, and how we were able to climb out of that black hole of burnout.  Robin is so thoughtful and honest, and I think the advice and insights she shares in this episode will really hit home for a lot of you.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode: 

  • We chat about how Robin created a new work environment for herself to manage the levels of stress and burnout she was experiencing.
  • Learn common red flags that might indicate you’re experiencing burnout yourself.
  • The surprising moment when Robin was able to let go of a life of overwhelm and how she started moving toward a life of balance.

  

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/16

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Robin Kegerise Website

Robin Kegerise Facebook

Robin Kegerise Instagram

Robin Kegerise LinkedIn

WPR002: My “I Can’t Do This Anymore” Working Mom Moment

Frazzled to Balanced™ Program

Working Parent Resource Facebook Group 

Working Parent Resource Website  

About the Working Parent Resource: 

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com

Join the Conversation! 

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community

Sponsor: 

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com

Reminders: 

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them. 

 

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Apr 19, 2017
WPR015: How to Tame Your Inner-Overachiever and Find Some Peace in Your Life
26:36

Episode Summary:

Today I’m talking to all of you over-achievers out there.  You know who you are.  You’re not just ambitious, you take ambition to a whole new level.  You’re the one who can handle everything.  You’re the person everyone comes to when they have a problem or need something or aren’t sure what to do.  You’re the problem solver. You GET THINGS DONE and you get a lot of confidence from that.

But as most of you know, there can be a downside to being an overachiever that many of us don’t really talk about.  It can be stressful.  It can be draining.  We can very easily push ourselves beyond our limits and we’re highly susceptible to burnout as a result.

And after we have kids, being an overachiever can get tricky really fast.  So today I’m going to be talking about how to manage your inner-overachiever so you can find some peace in your life.  I don’t necessarily think you need to abandon that inner-drive you have.  But I do think there’s a way to manage it so it doesn’t drive you to unhealthy levels of stress and burnout.  And that's what we'll talk about today.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • The main distinctions between a “High Achiever” and an “Overachiever” and how I have learned to identify the difference in my everyday life.
  • What I got out of being an overachiever. What motivated me to continue working beyond my limits, and the reasons why it took me so long to realize how much stress and anxiety my high standards were creating in my life.
  • How I finally let go of being an “Overachiever” and was able to harness my inner-drive in a healthier way while increasing my energy and results. 
  • How you can build check-points into your life so you can avoid falling into your natural tendency to push yourself too far.

  

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/15

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Working Parent Resource Free Consultation

Working Parent Resource Facebook Community

Working Parent Resource Website 

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Join the Conversation!

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

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Apr 12, 2017
WPR014: Taking Control of Your Health with Christin Morgan
51:30

Episode Summary: 

Christin Morgan is a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s of Science in Nutrition from University of Memphis. Having lost 80 pounds through healthy diet changes and taking control of emotional eating, she strives to help other women do the same.

It takes a lot to stay healthy, and trying to fit in healthy meals, fitness, sleep, and all of those other things that keep our bodies moving seems to take up precious time, right?  We all know it’s important, and even more than that, we all know our health is critical to keeping up the pace in our busy lives.  But for some reason, these seem to be the areas where it’s easiest to cut corners.  We tell ourselves we’ll exercise tomorrow, or we’re exhausted from a long day at work and grab take-out on our way home.  Well today we’re going to be going over some of the things you can do to integrate healthier habits into your busy workweek.  These insights and tips are specifically designed for the busy working parent, keeping in mind all of the other demands on your time, so hopefully you’ll get some value out of today’s interview. 

What You’ll Learn in This Episode: 

  • What makes staying healthy as a working parent so challenging, and how to overcome those challenges so you can prioritize your health.
  • How to approach your health in a holistic way to increase consistency and motivation.
  • How your unconscious and underlying feelings about yourself factor into your habits around your health.

 

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/14

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Christin Morgan Website 

Christin Morgan Pinterest 

Christin Morgan Instagram

Working Parent Resource Facebook Group 

Working Parent Resource Website 

About the Working Parent Resource: 

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com

Join the Conversation! 

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community

Sponsor:  

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com

Reminders:  

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them. 

 

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Apr 05, 2017
WPR013: The 5 Pillars of Parenthood: Keeping Your Marriage and Family on Track with Sunit Suchdev
01:16:54

Episode Summary:

Sunit Suchdev is a Certified Life Coach specializing in helping new and expecting moms prepare for motherhood so they don't end up losing themselves in overwhelm. She's a speaker and an author, and has her undergraduate degree in Physical Education specializing in early childhood development. Also known as the Modern Twin Mom, she has over 20 years of experience working with children, and is a mom of twin four year-olds herself. She also recently launched her own podcast, Modern Mommy Prepschool, where she helps new and expecting moms get to the bottom of what it truly means to be an awesome parent, raising awesome kids, without losing yourself.

In this episode, Sunit shares with us her 5 Pillars of Parenthood, which include the five main areas that she helps new and expecting parents go through to avoid that feeling of new parent overwhelm and burnout.  A lot of what we talk about today will apply whether you’re pregnant and expecting your first child, or even if you’re a seasoned parent.  This is just a wonderful framework that will help both moms and dads discover what their true values are as a family, and how to align their actions so they can feel fulfilled, prepared, and on track as a parent.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • We cover the five areas of parenthood that will help you and your partner become intentional about how you approach your marriage, your parenting, and how you can become more intentional about how you operate in your family.
  • How you can use these 5 pillars of parenthood to connect more deeply with your partner and reduce the conflict that can come up for new parents.
  • How every family can live a more peaceful and enjoyable life with kids by planning ahead and becoming more intentional.

 

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/13

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Modern Twin Mom Website 

Modern Mommy Prepschool Podcast

Dear Stress: I’m Breaking Up With You: The Woman’s Guide to End Internal and External Pressures While On Her Way to Success co-authored by Sunit Suchdev

Modern Twin Mom Facebook

Modern Twin Mom Pinterest

Modern Twin Mom Instagram

Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy

Working Parent Resource Facebook Group

Working Parent Resource Website 

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Join the Conversation!

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

***Founding Member of the Parents On Demand Network***

 

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Mar 29, 2017
WPR012: Family Finances: Top 5 Tips to Get Organized and Meet Your Goals with Nicole Cooley
46:45

Episode Summary: 

In this episode we chat with Nicole Cooley, who is a corporate drop-out and momprenuer currently obsessed with sleep schedules, produce delivery and binge watching “The Good Wife.”  Her company Money With Moxie teaches women to be powerful with money and use it as a tool to design their ideal life. She does this by exploring limiting beliefs and value alignment, while building tangible debt and savings plans.

Money is such a sensitive topic, but it’s a subject that I know every working family thinks about at least a little (and for some of you, a lot).  Everything changes when you have kids, and sometimes your financial situation is the thing that causes the most stress.  Maybe you have enough money, but you feel like you’re squandering it on useless items.  Or maybe just the weight of daycare costs and clothes and toys and all of the other expenses that add up truly do keep you up at night.  Our guest today has five awesome tips that can help you start to get more organized with your finances as a family, and she gives us some great steps to start to achieve our money goals.  I also love her approach to financial planning… it’s not all about sacrifice and deprivation, it’s extremely pragmatic.  So stay tuned to hear more.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode: 

  • A simple and realistic approach to managing your family’s finances so you can grow your wealth and remove the stress associated with lack of money.
  • What your three main “resource buckets” are, and how understanding those three buckets can help you create more balance in your life financially and in general.
  • Identify your “money leaks” so you can stop hemorrhaging money and keep more for what really matters to you.

  

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/12 

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Nicole Cooley Website 

Nicole Cooley Facebook 

Nicole Cooley Instagram 

Start Saving Today Freebie

Money With Moxie Facebook Group

Daily Worth Website

Credit Karma

Mint

MoneyMinder

You Need a Budget

Working Parent Resource Facebook Group 

Working Parent Resource Website 

About the Working Parent Resource: 

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com

Join the Conversation! 

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Mar 22, 2017
WPR011: My Personal Productivity System: My Secrets to Getting Things Done
45:15

Episode Summary: 

Today I am going to be chatting with you a bit about my favorite productivity strategies and how I personally juggle all of the different things I’m doing these days.   

My goal with this episode is to not only inspire you to start integrating those things into your life that are really meaningful and will fulfill you – because I think we all really need that as working parents – but also to give you real strategies that you can apply to your own life that aren’t just going to distract you. 

What You’ll Learn in This Episode: 

  • The reason why I usually don’t like sharing “productivity hacks” and don’t put a whole lot of emphasis on them. 
  • How I Identify which goals are worth pursuing and which ones aren’t worth my time. 
  • How I set specific goals and outline a plan to achieve them. 
  • How I work through those moments when I’m not motivated to continue toward my goals. 
  • How I make sure I’m not sacrificing the things that are most important to me: specifically my health, my family, and my sanity. 

 

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/11 

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Smart Passive Income Episode 251: (In the Middle) Launching a New Course with a New Entrepreneur with Sarah Argenal

Working Parent Resource Life Balance and Time Management Resources

The Frazzled to Balanced™ Program

Working Parent Resource Work With Me

Working Parent Resource Facebook Community

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource: 

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com

Join the Conversation! 

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community

Sponsor: 

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders: 

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Mar 15, 2017
WPR010: Utilizing Conflict to Strengthen Your Marriage with Chuck Starnes
58:30

Episode Summary:

In this episode we chat with Chuck Starnes who is a marriage coach in San Jose, California.  Chuck and I really dive deep on one of the topics that I know so many of you really struggle with: how to stay connected with your spouse when you’re raising a family and managing your career and running a household… there are just so many things that can pull us off track in our relationship, and Chuck’s advice and insights are so on point.

In this episode we talk a lot about why conflict doesn’t have to be a bad thing in your relationship, and in fact, why experiencing conflict in your relationship really means you’re probably with the perfect person.  We also dive into some specific tools couples can use to re-connect if they’ve been feeling distant or if they’ve been bickering with each other more than usual.  And we’ll talk about how we can look deeper at what we’re fighting about to REALLY grow as individuals and to strengthen our marriage.

Chuck Starnes has a Master’s degree from Pepperdine University and over 20 years of experience in pastoral counseling working with marriages.  His marriage coaching has been highly effective in helping couples reconnect and restore intimacy in their relationship.  He and his wife Sandy have been married for 36 years, have two daughters and two grandchildren, and live in San Jose, California.  Chuck is also a member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • We chat about some of the hidden reasons why couples fight, especially after they become parents. The things we tend to attribute to our marital discourse aren’t usually the REAL problems that needs to be solved.
  • We discuss the deeper, subconscious reasons why we encounter conflict with our partners, and how we can start to use those times of conflict to re-connect and become stronger individually.
  • Chuck shares specific tools we can use to “baby-proof” our relationship.

 

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/10

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Chuck Starnes Website

Chuck Starnes Blog

Chuck Starnes Facebook

Chuck Starnes LinkedIn

Chuck Starnes Twitter

Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix

Gary Brainerd, Certified Imago Trainer

Working Parent Resource Website

Facebook Community

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Join the Conversation!

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

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Mar 08, 2017
WPR009: Embracing Your Ambition Without the Guilt with Monica Froese
01:04:55

Episode Summary:

I could just talk to our guest today, Monica Froese, forever.  She is honestly a reservoir of helpful information and a pioneer who’s doing what she can to help working families create more balanced and less stressful lives.  She’s a working mom herself who’s felt the exhaustion and the frustration, and decided to take matters into her own hands to start a productive conversation to begin changing things for the better (a girl after my own heart!).  I truly enjoyed this conversation, and love the message she’s spreading.

Monica Froese is a mom, wife, author and business strategist for mom entrepreneurs.  She has an MBA degree in Finance and Marketing and blogs at www.RedefiningMom.com, a site for empowering working moms.  In 2015, she traveled to the White House to discuss family-friendly workplace policies with President Obama’s senior advisors and has been featured on several media outlets including Fox News, Scary Mommy, Healthline, and Mom Talk Radio.  Her passion is to help other moms find their version of balance through time management tips, flexible work options, and helping women build online businesses to escape the 9-5. Her new eBook, “Busy Moms Building: 12 Steps to Running Your Own Online Business for Busy Moms,” helps moms start their own online businesses in just 45 days.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode: 

  • How to process those overwhelming emotions that come up when you return to work after having your baby.
  • How to deal with the judgment we face when we become a working parent, and standing up to the expectations of others that we stay home with our kids.
  • Learn about the conversations they’re having in Washington around the struggles facing working families, including maternity leave laws, managing your packed (and often inflexible work) schedule, childcare expenses, etc.

  

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/9 

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Monica Froese Website

Monica Froese Facebook

Monica Froese Instagram

Monica Froese LinkedIn

Monica Froese Pinterest

Monica Froese Twitter

Monica Froese Google+

Flexjobs.com

Maybrooks.com

Working Moms Against Guilt

Working Parent Resource Website

Facebook Community

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Join the Conversation!

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

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Mar 01, 2017
WPR008: The Moment I Realized What Being a Parent Means to Me
36:56

Episode Summary:

This episode is one of my “Moments of Truth” episodes, where I describe one of those pivotal moments in my life where my perspective permanently changed. 

As we all know, hindsight can be 20/20, and when I look back on my life I’m able to identify some of these moments where everything I had thought was true, ended up not really fitting for me anymore… these are some of the moments in my life where I changed as a person and my perspective shifted for the better. 

In this episode we’ll be talking about the moment I realized what being a parent really means to me.  We all become a parent the day our first child joins our family.  But it took me a little time to realize what taking on that role would really mean in my life.  So today I want to go through the process I went through, some of the discoveries I made about myself and about my role as a parent, and I’ll talk a bit about how this shift in my perspective really changed the way I approached being a parent forever.  This was my experience, so this may or may not apply to you.  But I like to share these things in case you can relate and can take away some new insights for yourself.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • You’ll hear my personal story of feeling like a complete failure early in my parenting journey.
  • I share the “Aha Moment” that changed how I felt about my role as a parent, and forever shifted the way I interact with my son.
  • You’ll hear my biggest takeaways as a result from this painful period of my life.

 

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/8

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary

Parenting Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Authoritative vs. Authoritarian Parenting Styles

3 Realizations About Parenting that Instantly Improved My Life by Sarah Argenal

Working Parent Resource Website

Facebook Community

About the Working Parent Resource: 

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Join the Conversation!

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

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Feb 22, 2017
WPR007: Building Strength & Identity Through the Tough Moments with Becky Burgess
01:07:59

Episode Summary:

In this episode we talk about finding strength and identity in those tough moments of parenthood, and goodness knows we have plenty of those as working parents right? I loved this conversation with our guest Becky Burgess.  I had so many questions prepared for her, and I didn't touch on most of them because our conversation just flowed so organically in wonderful directions.  I loved the vulnerability and the heart and the wisdom that Becky shared with us today, and I hope you do too!

Becky Burgess is a mother of two and a wife to her high school sweetheart. She owns a social media marketing company, Splash Owl Media. When she was pregnant with her first baby, she decided she wanted to have an all-natural childbirth, and she had both of her children via water-birth at a birthing center. After a series of difficult personal events including getting fired from her job during her maternity leave and dealing with postpartum depression, she started seeing a therapist and was finally able to set some much-needed boundaries, manage her postpartum depression, and find love in the little moments. As she calls it, she "redefined herself."

What You’ll Learn in This Episode: 

  • Becky shares her personal experience into parenthood, and how becoming a parent helped her become crystal clear about WHO she really is, and what she really wanted out of her life.
  • We also chat about the struggles that come with constantly adapting to our kids' changing schedules and needs.
  • We talk about how we shut out all of the judgments and advice and tap into our own instincts about the best way to be a parent in our own, unique lives (and how we can keep our own judgments in check).

 

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/7

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

Becky Burgess Website

Becky Burgess Facebook

Becky Burgess Twitter

Becky Burgess Pinterest

Becky Burgess Instagram

Splash Into Facebook Program by Becky Burgess

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

Working Parent Resource Website

Facebook Community

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Join the Conversation!

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community.

Sponsor: 

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

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Feb 15, 2017
WPR006: Are You REALLY Screwing Up Your Kid? How to Know for Sure with Kelly Watanabe and Maren Dalgaard
01:14:16

Episode Summary:

This episode is actually a panel, where two guests and I do a roundtable discussion of our topic, “Are you really screwing up your kids (and how to know for sure).”  Before I even started this podcast, I knew I’d be doing at least some of these panels, because I think so many of the conversations we have as working parents have many different perspectives, and I want to reflect that in the conversations we have here on the show.  I want the Working Parent Resource platform to reflect the reality of the situations we face, because so much of what’s written out there is so opinionated and judgmental and doesn’t really provide the full picture.  That nuance really seems to be lacking in what I consume about parenting and balancing work and family and all of the rest of it, so these panel discussions are my effort give a more realistic sense of the topics we’re exploring.  

In this particular episode, my goal is to help you start distinguishing between the things that may be causing unnecessary stress in your life, and which things you may want to pay some more attention to.  We really do already have enough pressure on us as parents… hopefully this conversation can help alleviate at least some of that in your life.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode: 

  • A few of the most common things we seem to worry about as parents that really aren’t going to harm our child in the long run. 
  • Which things we’re not paying much attention to that really could cause some long-term emotional or mental damage to our kids.
  • We challenge some of the most stress-inducing expectations of working parents.

 

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/6

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Working Parent Resource Website

Facebook Community

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Join the Conversation!

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

***Founding Member of the Parents On Demand Network***

 

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Feb 08, 2017
WPR005: Finding Yourself Again: Postpartum Advice for Working Parents with Judy Tsuei
47:33

Episode Summary:

Today we’re chatting with Judy Tsuei.  Judy Tsuei moved from Kauai in Hawaii to pursue van-living with her little `ohana (family) and she's the proud mama of an almost 2-year old named Wilder Love Fox. Along the way, she authored a highly reviewed book, “Meditations for Mamas: You Deserve to Feel Good,” and offers nurturing coaching programs to empower new mamas to thrive in their bodies, relationships, and identities throughout the 4th Trimester and beyond.

Our show today is all about finding yourself again after becoming a parent, and we dive specifically into the challenges and struggles that can come up for moms during that postpartum phase of parenthood.  Judy is an expert on helping new moms integrate who they used to be before having kids into who they are becoming after they have a new baby.  She has some wonderfully deep and practical advice for you moms out there who really feel like you’ve given up who you are now that you’re a mom (even if your kids are older now). 

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • You’ll hear a very honest and vulnerable account of our guest’s journey into parenthood, including her struggles with postpartum depression, finding her own identity after a lifetime of being on her own, and how she was able to grow through the transition.
  • We talk about how our relationships can change with others when we become parents.
  • And you’ll learn how you can take care of yourself and touch base with who you really are when so much in your life feels new and different. 

  

Show Notes:  http://WorkingParentResource.com/5

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Judy Tsuei Website

Judy Tsuei Twitter

Judy Tsuei Instagram

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

On Being with Krista Tippett

Unruffled Podcast by Janet Lansbury

Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

Working Parent Resource Website

Facebook Community

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Join the Conversation!

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community.

Sponsor

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

***Founding Member of the Parents On Demand Network***

 

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Feb 01, 2017
WPR004: The "I Don't Have Enough Time" Struggle
32:19

Episode Summary:

Today I’m going to be talking about this phrase and this concept that I really can’t escape these days:  The “I Don’t Have Enough Time” Struggle.

I know if you’re a working parent, you’ve probably uttered these words more than once.  When people ask how you’re doing, you respond “I’m so busy!  I just can’t keep up!”  When you’re running late to yet another meeting or appointment or even a fun social engagement, you quickly say “I’m so sorry I’m late, I just don’t know where the time went!”  And when I ask working parents what they’re biggest struggle is, they don’t even pause before they say: “I just don’t have enough time!”

So today I wanted to dive a little deeper into this idea that we just don’t have enough time as working parents.  Do we have LIMITED time?  Of course!  We all do.  And there’s just no way around that.  Do we have ENOUGH time?  Well, at the end of the day, it’s all about your perspective.  I personally feel like I have plenty of time for the things that are important to me now… but 3 years ago I was singing a VERY different tune.  So what changed?  I have the same number of hours in the day that I did back then?  So what’s different for me now?

That’s really what we’re going to talk about today.  We’re going to explore how we can change things in our daily lives so we can actually feel like we have enough time.  And I’ll go through 3 things that I really had to learn in my own life to stop feeling this “I don’t have enough time” struggle.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • You’ll learn what’s TRULY holding you back from having enough time (it’s simpler than you think!).
  • We’ll explore how we can change certain things in our daily lives so we can actually feel like we have enough time.
  • And I’ll go through the 3 main things I really had to learn in my own life to stop feeling this “I don’t have enough time” struggle.

 

Show Notes:  Episode WPR004

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

WPR002 My “I Can’t Do This Anymore” Working Mom Moment

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Ted Talk by Laura Vanderkam: How to Gain Control of Your Free Time

Working Parent Resource Website

Facebook Community

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Join the Conversation!

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

Founding Member of the Parents on Demand™ Network.

 

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Jan 18, 2017
WPR003: How to Cut Back at Work Without Ruining Your Career with Suzanne Brown
01:15:00

Episode Summary:

Today we’re chatting with Suzanne Brown.  Suzanne is a full-time mom to 2 young boys, wife, part-time business and marketing strategy consultant, writer, and avid international traveler. She helps businesses understand how marketing can help their bottom line and helps them work better with their marketing agencies.

Before focusing on her own business endeavors about 4 years ago, Suzanne worked at various large marketing agencies in Austin, New York, Miami, Chicago and San Antonio. Suzanne has more than 15 years of experience managing and developing integrated marketing campaigns and projects for primarily Fortune 500 companies.

In mid-2013, in addition to her consulting work, Suzanne started researching for her book, “Mompowerment: Insights from Successful Professional Part-time Working Moms who Balance Career & Family,” to share advice and insights from over 100 part-time working moms. She also just gave a talk at TEDx SMU Women.

Suzanne received her MBA in marketing and a BBA in Finance from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas - Austin. She also holds a BA in Spanish from UT Austin.

Suzanne and her family live in Austin, Texas.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • How modern professionals are getting creative to design work arrangements that provide the flexibility, space, and freedom they’ve been craving.
  • You’ll hear about the interviews Suzanne has conducted with over a hundred working moms (and counting!) about how they created their own part-time and flexible work situations without having to take a step back in their careers. She describes the amazing variety of solutions other working moms have used to create more time for their families and themselves.
  • You’ll receive some tips you can use to begin to craft your own part-time schedule, even if you work for a demanding company, and even if no one else in your organization is doing it.
  • You’ll also hear the broader social shifts that are occurring across the U.S. that we hope will support companies to adapt to working family needs so we can keep talented working parents in the workplace. 

 

Show Notes:  Episode WPR003

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Suzanne Brown Contact Info:

Website & Blog: http://mompowerment.com

Ted Talk: “It’s Time to Create Professional Part-Time Working Mom Opportunities

List Your Leave

Working Parent Resource Website

Facebook Community

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Join the Conversation!

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

Founding Member of the Parents on Demand™ Network.

 

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Jan 18, 2017
WPR002: My "I Can't Do This Anymore" Working Mom Moment
55:18

Episode Summary:

Today I’m going to do one of my “Moments of Truth” episodes, where I tell you a personal story from a moment in my past when I learned an important life lesson.  In all of these Moments of Truth episodes, my goal is to pinpoint that moment where there was a fundamental shift in my perspective in life.  These moments changed who I was as a person on a deeper level.  And now that I have some hindsight (and honestly, I’ve done YEARS of therapy and learning and self-reflection and introspection on some of these issues), so I can look back and see that there was a pretty clear BEFORE and an AFTER to these moments.  So today I wanted to drill down and analyze the details of actually HAPPENED in this situation to shape the trajectory of my life.  And hopefully, if you’ve gone through anything similar or if you’re going through something like this now, you can benefit from some of the hard stuff I went through and maybe it won’t be quite so hard for you.

Today I’ll be sharing with you my “I can’t do this anymore” working mom moment.  There was a moment on my path as a working mom where I hit rock bottom, so to speak.  There was a point where I saw the type of life I was living, and I knew I couldn’t continue going on that way.  In my story today, I’m going to paint a picture of what my life looked life BEFORE this moment.  Then I’ll go through the transformation that took place for me, and then I’ll give you an idea of what the AFTER picture looks like now too.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • You’ll hear an honest and authentic recount of the moment when I realized that I couldn’t keep up the pace of my demanding working parent life.
  • I break down this experience and paint two pictures for you: my BEFORE picture (which was pretty dreary, but probably quite relatable to most of you), and my AFTER picture (what my life is like now).
  • I isolate the important lessons I learned as I transitioned from that broken, exhausted working mom in to the more relaxed and balanced working mom I am today (including concrete action steps you can utilize in your own life).

 

Show Notes:  Episode WPR002

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

WPR001 Introduction

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time 

Working Parent Resource Website

Facebook Community

Why I Started the Working Parent Resource Blog

Don’t Have Enough Time?  That’s Not the REAL Problem

10 Steps to Making the Most of Your Time

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Join the Conversation!

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

Founding Member of the Parents on Demand™ Network.

 

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Jan 18, 2017
WPR001: Introduction
34:35

Episode Summary:

Today we’ll be chatting about the show in general and what you can expect going forward so we can get to know each other a little, and so you have a foundation for what we’ll be talking about here on the Working Parent Resource podcast.

I want these shows to trigger a conversation about this issues facing working parents more than anything. I want to kick off some honest and thoughtful discussions about the topics that are relevant to all of us as working parents, which include but are definitely not limited to:

  • Time Management & Life Balance
  • Marriage & Relationships
  • Self Care & Self Development
  • Mindfulness & Presence
  • Parenting & Child Development

 

What You’ll Learn in this Episode: 

  • The highlights of my professional background, so you can be sure what you learn here is reliable and related directly to the issues you face as a working parent.
  • A few of the main reasons I decided to start this podcast.
  • The general format of the show going forward.
  • Who this podcast is for (and who might not get much from it).
  • The kinds of topics you’ll find here (and what you WON’T find here).

 

Show Notes:  Episode WPR001

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Working Parent Resource Website 

Facebook Community

Frazzled to Balanced 5-Day Challenge

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Join the Conversation!

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

Founding Member of the Parents on Demand™ Network.

 

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Jan 18, 2017