The Mission Motherhood Podcast
Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist

Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist

June 25, 2020

In this episode of the Mission Motherhood Podcast, I am sharing my intimate mental health journey of extreme perfectionism. I cover how childhood trauma led to these beliefs and behaviors, exactly how these behaviors presented themselves throughout my life, and how adopting a lifestyle of simplicity and creating routines that work for me give me grace to heal from those past tendencies. 

 

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How to Begin Living with Less and Why It’s the Secret to Conquering Your Mental Load

How to Begin Living with Less and Why It’s the Secret to Conquering Your Mental Load

June 23, 2020

In this episode of the Mission Motherhood Podcast, we are covering a KEY step in conquering your mental load - simplifying your life. 

Adopting a lifestyle of simplicity - one where you transform your life and intentionally choose to live with less instead of doing a one-time declutter - is the first very important step to conquering the chaos in your home and your life. 

Keep listening to learn more about the science behind why clutter and simply having too much stuff is one of the top causes of stress you may not know about and three simple steps you can take today to begin living with less and adopting a life of simplicity. 

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What Your Mental Load is Doing to Your Family

What Your Mental Load is Doing to Your Family

June 18, 2020

The mental load of motherhood. The debilitating, overwhelming mental load that is the leading cause of stress, exhaustion, unhappiness, and more for mothers everywhere. 

In this episode of the Mission Motherhood podcast, we take a deep dive into what the causes of the mental load are and what our mental load could be doing to our families. We discuss whether or not this is something we can actually conquer, or if it's stuck with us for the duration of our motherhood journey. 

Join Caroline in this extremely important discussion of the mental load and begin taking steps today to determine that it does not have to steal joy from you or your family any longer. 

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Why You Need A Mom-Tribe That Will Challenge You + Hold You Accountable

Why You Need A Mom-Tribe That Will Challenge You + Hold You Accountable

June 16, 2020

In this special episode of the Mission Motherhood podcast, I am officially announcing the launch of my brand new membership program, the Mission Motherhood Academy! This program is the perfect mixture of education, coaching, and community support for mamas on a mission who are ready to conquer the mental load of motherhood and reclaim their joy so they can make room for what really matters - their mission. 

 

Tune in to get exclusive details about the program and hear from two of my current group coaching students who's lives have been transformed by my teaching and the community that motherhood group coaching has brought them. 

 

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How to Show Up For Your Kids When the Weight of the World is On Your Shoulders

How to Show Up For Your Kids When the Weight of the World is On Your Shoulders

June 9, 2020

Today, on the Mission Motherhood podcast, this is exactly what we are talking about. 

How to show up for our kids when the weight of the world is on our shoulders. 

In this episode of the Misson Motherhood Podcast, we are addressing the heaviness of our nation right now and how to continue showing up for our kids when the weight of the world is on our shoulders. 

If showing up for your kids is tough right now, then this episode is for you. 

Anytime we go through crisis, whether personal or global, we go into survival mode, which makes any task outside of the bare minimum feel nearly impossible to complete. 

So, whether you're dealing with the current national and global crises or you're dealing with a personal matter, this episode will help you cope with your emotions, tend to your needs, give yourself grace, and continue to show up for your kids in the way they need you to the most. 

How to Stop Pouring From an Empty Cup

How to Stop Pouring From an Empty Cup

May 26, 2020

Are you tired of running on empty, but feel super guilty when you want to take time to fill your cup? 

This is a common theme in motherhood.

For some reason, as mamas we believe that, in order to prove how good of a mother we are, we must make sure that everything and everyone is perfect before we dare do anything to take care of ourselves. This leaves us feeling depleted, frustrated, and resentful. Not only that, but we also have nothing left to pour from, and therefore we do our families a disservice instead of actually serving them.

In episode 007 of the Mission Motherhood Podcast, we are choosing to be mothers that make sure our cup stays filled no matter what. Because, when we choose to run on empty, our families receive our emptiness. And, they deserve better than that.

Dive into today's episode for three tactical tips you can take today to begin taking care of yourself, meeting your needs on a regular basis, and stop pouring from an empty cup once and for all. 

 

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Why The Laundry Can’t Wait

Why The Laundry Can’t Wait

May 19, 2020

Have you felt completely burdened by maintaining and managing your home? 

From never-ending piles of laundry to sinks full of dirty dishes to the toys that are always everywhere, managing a home is one of the largest contributors to the mental load that most, if not all, moms carry. 

 

In fact, homemaking is often portrayed in a negative light in today's mommy-culture. Some schools of thought believe that mothers who desire to be homemakers and delight in homemaking are fake. Other schools encourage mothers to let go of homemaking because "the kids are only little once," which can lend to the mom-guilt of having to choose between maintaining their home and spending time with their kids.

 

In this episode of the Mission Motherhood Podcast, we dive deep into these negative homemaking ideologies and apply God’s truth to them. We then equip you to begin delighting in homemaking as you are called to as a woman of God (without the overwhelm.)

 

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How to Take Ownership of Your Time (and still selflessly serve your family)

How to Take Ownership of Your Time (and still selflessly serve your family)

May 12, 2020

Feeling like you never have time for yourself? Feeling tension between serving your family well but also needing to make sure your needs are taken care of? In Episode 005 of The Mission Motherhood Podcast, we are talking about the importance of taking ownership of your time in motherhood, how it can look to create space for yourself, AND serve your family well. 

In this episode, we dive deep into what this looks like from a Biblical perspective. We combat the myths that it is selfish to create space for yourself as a mother and as a person and we give you the practical tools that you need to create rhythms in your family that will help you serve your family well, while also making room for your cup to remain full. 

 

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How to Create a Foundation of Peace in Your Home

How to Create a Foundation of Peace in Your Home

May 5, 2020

Feel like your home is nothing but chaos? Wondering whether you're coming or going half of the time? Your home serves as your foundation for your family, and when it is in chaos and disarray, it spills over into every other aspect of your life. 

 

In this episode of the Mission Motherhood podcast, we are talking about how to create a foundation of peace in your home and why it is such a necessity in conquering the mental load and overwhelm you are experiencing. This is the episode for you if you're ready to begin conquering your chaos and creating peace in your home and in your life. 

 

Full show notes here: https://carolinejsumlin.com/blog/how-to-create-a-foundation-of-peace-in-your-home

How to Find Out What’s Really Robbing Your of Your Joy in Motherhood

How to Find Out What’s Really Robbing Your of Your Joy in Motherhood

May 5, 2020

Feeling like you've lost your joy in motherhood but have no idea how to get it back? In this episode of the Mission Motherhood podcast, we are talking about identifying what the real cause of your overwhelm and how you can take tangible steps toward reclaiming your joy today.

 

We are really getting down to business in this episode to begin doing to work toward changing your motherhood narrative and making changes that will actually work to get to the bottom of you stress, chaos, and overwhelm once and for all. Keep listening for tangible, tactful information that you can apply to your life, today. 

 

Full show notes here: www.carolinejsumlin.com/blog/whats-really-robbing-you-of-your-joy