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The Marvelous Moms Club Podcast with Kirsten Tyrrel

Meet Kirsten! I'm the voice behind The Marvelous Mom's Podcast and today I'm talking about the what's why's and who's of the podcast! Prepare for a fun, adventurous and uplifting audio experience that will motivate you to be the mom you always imagined you would be!
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Mar 3, 2016

Hello lovely ladies! Today I'm talking about a reconciliation of sorts that has happened for me emotionally as a mother in the past few days. Before I started this podcast I was a lot like most moms. I catered to my kids, loved getting out of the house and hated cleaning. I still hate cleaning but because I've been so absorbed in the podcast and all that goes with it I haven't been getting out as much. In fact when I go out it's for a REALLY good reason. We don't even go out to eat much anymore. We try to plan our time so carefully that there's little opportunity for wasted moments. And that's not to say we don't have FUN! It's rare but we do watch the occasional movie, we go outside for walks and play at the park, we go shopping etc. But we used to be going out and about EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

I would go to Disneyland weekly with my kids by myself. We would have zoo days in San Diego, and during the summer we are at the beach at least 3 days per week. What's changed? I became laser focused on my goals and we have all been so much better for it! We all work hard, we have fun and we value all of our time not just part of it. We love weekends and live for family time and a chance to do things together.

But the other day I realized I sort of miss that spontaneous version of myself that had no cares in the world and could just skip around town, spend hours at Target and go grocery shopping 3 days per week. I miss the unplanned park visits, the play dates with friends and the long Disney days. I love my work- but I love those past moments too. So I'm chatting today about one thing that makes me Marvelous- my ability to have FUN with my kids. And whether that's reading to them or checking out 500 books from the library because I want to teach them ALL the things, or dropping it all to have an adventure day, I just LOVE that I have kids to play with and create memories with!

I'm finding a way right now to bring both worlds together a bit more and to let that spontaneity fly it's flag a bit higher. I can't wait to bring the carefree me and the hard working me together- I think magic will happen...

Mar 2, 2016

Caroline had the traditionally perfect life, great job, healthy family, thriving in every way. But something was missing and she searched out a different path for her life. Today you can find her mothering her two daughters from home as she coaches other moms and helps them build their businesses that work for them! She shifted to a life of purpose and is now living that amazing purpose and helping other women do the same, whether it be a start up or a budding empire, she's using her skills and expertise to empower women all over!

I love when Caroline talked about how she had to learn to receive- learning to receive praise joy, love and God's abundance so that it can overflow from her to her family and children! How easy is it to get hung up on the discomfort of receiving and being blessed? And on the flip side how cool is it to feel the joy that comes from receiving all these things and allowing them to bless us in even bigger ways?

I also love how she touched on the fact that we are actually doing the best we can- it's not all moments we are proud of but we are doing the best we can in the moment. And those moments of "failure" are the ones that push us to become better, kinder and stronger mothers for our children. The growing is all a part of the process!

Something I've been talking a lot about lately is how important it is to love yourself before you can give love to your families and children. I love how Caroline really drove this home and explained how critical it is to take care of ourselves, to be kind to ourselves and to allow that growth to carry over into every aspect of our lives!

Caroline has two amazing books out and it was fun hearing how much thought and meaning went into the covers of each book. Listen in to find out more!

Mar 1, 2016

This is not an easy one to listen to friends- it's a real and very RAW story about every mother's worst nightmare- losing a child. And Tiffany lays it all out there without reservation. My heart breaks a little more every time I hear this story and I hold each of my babies a little closer to me. The strength that Tiffany has had to acquire to make it through this life without her first born Ollie is incredible and speaking to her you'd never know right away what she has faced in her life. And while she'll never be completely "over it" and still hurts in only the place grieving mothers can understand, she is sharing her story and healing day by day and is a MARVELOUS mom to her two children still living on this earth.

Her story is one of faith, faith that there is a beautiful life beyond this world where her son waits for her, faith that it was his time to go, and faith that she can carry on and be the mother God intended her to be to her other children. I love that she meditates and allows herself to go to a place of quiet peace where she can feel those tender feelings and inspiration that draw her even closer to her son. I love that she expresses herself in such a beautiful way and is helping other parents to heal through her blog and other connections.

I hope she will carry on and do her own podcast for grieving parents. It's a life struggle that far too many people are acquainted with and like any other trial, people need other people to get through the darkest days to find light and joy again. If you know anyone who would benefit from a podcast like this please reach out to me and I'll let Tiffany know how strong the need is for a message like this to be shared continuously.

You can follow Tiffany's journey and read stories of her family on their blog- The Hebbs.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for opening up and sharing those tender feelings you have with other Marvelous Moms!

Feb 29, 2016

Jackie is AMAZING and hearing her story reminded me that I should NEVER complain over a headache or mild discomfort in my life. She is battling pain each day with diagnosed Rheumatoid Arthritis which makes even opening a baby bottle an overwhelming task. Talk about a motivational person who makes me want to be better every time I talk to her!

Jackie and I connected through the marvelous world of Periscope- and if you're still not on there-WHY NOT? You are missing out on some amazing women with incredible stories! All you need to do is follow me and see who I'm following to check out the amazing world of "Scope Sisters" who are encouraging each other and rooting for each other from the comforts of home! You can find me @marvelous_moms and Jackie: @jack_attacks_ra

Jackie has been in tough situations trying to weigh the pros and cons with medication while pregnant and after the birth of her son who came prematurely. She finally came to the point where she no longer wants to rely on medication to make her feel better- she wanted to take her health into her own hands and see if her diet and exercise habits could lead to a healthier and happier body. And I want to say- this cannot be an easy task with a body that screams out in pain when she pushes too hard. The patience that would be required is mind boggling. Don't you just LOVE how strong the women of this podcast are? It inspires me in the deepest way!

I love that Jackie touched on the fact that no matter whether we have an autoimmune disease or NOT we all have a struggle in life, and we all need to learn to love ourselves. "It's ironic that my body hates my body". She firmly believes that her body started believing the words she told herself. I'm so happy she's rewiring her beliefs and realizing how much power she has in her mind! To hear her say those words was so exciting and made me so happy.

Something I love about social media is the ability to follow someone's journey right in the middle of it. I can't wait to see Jackie work hard to accomplish her goals and share her process with us all! You can follow her on her instagram account HERE.

Thank you Jackie for sharing your story with everyone and for being an amazing mommy friend who is dedicated to the same cause! I love you!

Feb 26, 2016

Meg's story is one of the most inspiring and amazing stories I've ever had on the podcast. You would never know from her attitude and insanely beautiful smile that she has endured the most painful and life changing obstacles. She lives life in a wheelchair, paralyzed from the chest down with use of her arms but not hands. For many people that would be the end of hope, dreaming, LIVING. But for Meg that's not the case. She has pushed through the frustration, anger and pain to find herself smack dab in the most beautiful and happy life, filled with more joy than most people ever experience who never face the challenges she has faced!

I loved talking with her about what REAL paralysis is- not believing or having hope and completely giving up on life. Paralysis of the mind can be much more crippling than physical paralysis. How many people do you know who are similar to Meg and have chosen to rise above their struggles and become the strongest people you know? And how many people do you know that have given up too soon or have resorted to a life of mental paralysis? Which one do you want to be?

You can read Meg's full post here about her two questions she says will help you through any trial: "What can I learn from this, and who can I help?" I love this amazing perspective and plan to start implementing it into my daily life! And while you're at it just check out her whole website- she's an amazing woman and has made a huge impact on the world including creating the Miss

I loved her approach to prayer as well, not praying to avoid problems, but praying to be a good problem solver. It puts so much more control into our hands with the help of a higher power. We can't sit around waiting for life to be perfect- we have to work hard to create the lives we want and thank God for His hand in all of it!

And one of my favorite things she shared with me- don't make a "to-do" list, make a "ta-da" list! We've talked about lists here before in the Marvelous Moms community and it is SO important to praise ourselves and be proud of our accomplishments than shaming ourselves for not getting it all done! So everyone change those to do's to TA DA'S! :)

Listen in to hear all the rest of the juicy stuff we chatted about including her experience with a real live angel. :) Thanks Meg for sharing your love and amazing attitude with everyone on the podcast! You're absolutely MARVELOUS!

 

Feb 25, 2016

Today I'm talking about an interesting analogy between the crazy world of business investing and investing in an even more promising future- our children!

It's a short and sweet one today- I recorded this live on periscope for my fellow scoping friends and would love for you to follow me there to keep up on the daily duties that come with running this amazing podcast and maintaining my best role as a marvelous mom to my kids! You can find me there @marvelous_moms!

Send me a message or comment on Facebook letting me know how you are investing every day into your children and their future dreams and goals! Have a fabulous and MARVELOUS DAY!

Feb 24, 2016

I really enjoyed this little chat because so often I don't give myself credit for the levels of creativity I have. I consider myself a creative person but I think the days of pinterest and serious style have thrown me off my game.

I'm by no means a crafty or creative person when it comes to art. I was so proud when I learned how to do some elementary school level stuff in college- it's just not my thing. But I'm creative in MANY other ways! And so are you!

In Bev's book, The busy Mom's Guide to Creativity she teaches and shows moms of all creative types how they can utilize the talents and tools already given to them. It really blows the lid off of my perception of the "creative mom" type and how even keeping my kids from throwing tantrums can really illustrate my creativity.

I love how well her messages blend with the messages of the Marvelous Mom's Club community. Doing things that make YOU happy will make you a BETTER mom! Can you believe that? It's true.

Bev is an avid jewelry maker, an entrepreneur and mommy to a beautiful little girl! Listen in to our chat about her book, her crafting journey and how she's developed her skills to pay her bills! :)

Feb 23, 2016

Megen is a big time inspiration to me. Talk about following your dreams and not letting "life" get in the way of the life that truly makes you happy. Not only has she become a mother to five amazing children, she is now a student in the middle of a 4 year program at a Naturopathic Medical school in San Diego. 

In the middle of her mommy years with three children she thought she was done having children since it had become difficult to get pregnant. Seven years after her third child was born she finally had another child and it was after that birth that she decided she wanted to go back to school to finish the education necessary to put her in the career she'd always dreamed of. And it was days before her schooling started that she discovered she was pregnant AGAIN with her fifth child! She didn't let that hold her back and simply took the education slowly allowing her to still be the mother she wanted to be.

It's always a blessing to have a strong support system and especially when that support comes from a spouse or significant other. With a busy thriving family Megen is able to "do it all" with the encouragement of his husband as well as a close friend who gives her the time she needs to conquer her world. And truly her family IS thriving and she's giving an amazing example to her children of what it looks like to work hard to achieve your dreams.

I was so inspired by Megen and really wish she wasn't SO busy so we could hang out on the beach together! But until she's done with her program I'll have to politely wait my turn to have her attention :) I'm just happy she made time to chat with me and share her interesting life story! It really illustrates the importance and POSSIBILITY of following your dreams! 

Feb 22, 2016

Dina is the director of an amazing program called Educating and Empower Kids. Together with her organization they have written three books that will help you talk to your kids about some of life's most challenging topics. I loved talking with her about screen time and how my personal usage is impacting my kids and their perceptions of what is acceptable. My mind was blown in the best way possible when she opened up about sex talk with our kids and being the first person they get their information from. I realized how much I have ahead but feel less alone and daunted by the task I have as a mother in sharing these important and valuable lessons with my kids thanks to her words both live and in the books we discussed.

Being a parent is overwhelming and we all wish we had a guide or manual to help us. I honestly feel that this organization and these books are just what every parent needs to navigate the twisty paths of parenthood and give us an incredible advantage to be as marvelous as we want to be. I loved Dina's enthusiasm and passion for motherhood and how she used that to fuel an even bigger cause helping parents all over the world! Thank you for the motivating and amazing information Dina!!! Can't wait to have you back!

Prepare for a fun, adventurous and uplifting audio experience that will motivate you to be the mom you always imagined you would be!

Feb 19, 2016

I know the title seems really intimidating- and we all know that no parent feels like a major success all of the time. But we all find some pretty amazing results when we think ahead and plan for a good outcome!

Emilee has some serious planning skills and always accounts for the small details. Due in part to her educational background and the years she spent nannying, she approached parenting with a plan and was prepared with ways she would use that plan in the raising of her own kids.

She worked very hard to help her son Seth when she realized he was struggling with his speech and communication skills. I watched her tackle the problem head on and saw the fruits of her hard work. I still see them every day and am in constant awe at how devoted she is to her children, the things she is teaching them already and how disciplined she is at sticking to her plan. Not that she doesn't incorporate flexibility and fun into their lives- she's the queen of park dates and can calm and soothe any child and help them see rationally! But you can tell there's something different about her- something MARVELOUS that you wish you could bottle up and use in your own parenting.

Thank you Emilee for sharing your perspective on parenting and life! You are one of my greatest examples of motherhood!

Feb 18, 2016

I may or may not be a little bit enthused today talking to you about life, secrets of life and the importance of working your tooshie off to achieve your goals!

I often look around me and wonder if people know what I am just learning or if they need me to teach them! I am thirty years old and until the past few months had no idea what I was doing. I was- as Napoleon Hill puts it- a drifter. I thought I was working hard. But I wasn't working nearly as hard as I work now. I wanted money and success for our family but had no idea that my own mindset was getting in the way of that!

As a mother I know that the level my family thrives at is dependent upon the levels I am at. I set the tone, I create the foundation and I am teaching them in thought, deed, EVERYTHING. I can't fall short of my goal to be marvelous! I just can't. And neither can you!

Head to www.marvelousmomsclub.com- join the club. Join the Facebook group, follow me on instagram and periscope and start learning all the tools you need to become truly MARVELOUS! You have it in you right now, THIS moment. So stop waiting for someone to hand you a golden ticket and get your work pants on and start digging. Only you can make the life you dream. Only you can make yourself a MARVELOUS MOM!

Feb 17, 2016

Catherine is one of those women who you'd never guess has a "past" or has experienced one of the most heartbreaking trials a woman can face. Her constant smile and kindness towards others as well as the amazingly happy family she has are the result of choosing joy, and navigating her way through one of her biggest challenges.

At the age of 28 with 4 young children aged 7, 5, 3 and 8 months old her family was forever changed after a car accident on the way home from family dinner. She lost her husband in the blink of an eye and was faced with the daunting task of raising these children on her own. And while she had the help of friends and family, as she put it, nobody loves your children the way you do. She became mother and father, taking on two roles and choosing to do it as well as she possibly could. She chose to thrive and not just to survive. She made it through years of single parenting with the help of resilient and patient children.

Years later she reconnected with her high school sweetheart and they married and blended their two families together. So now she is the proud mother of 7 children including two step children and her youngest son Jackson who unified the family and serves as their energetic family mascot!

I loved talking with Catherine about the ways she has not only overcome her biggest pains and obstacles, but how she's grown to be the amazing woman and mother she is today.

Her insight into blending a family together and some of the ways they have grown are insightful not only for blended families but for all families. Working together, yearly vacations and fostering safe and loving environment are all ways she and her husband have worked to create a happy home.

I'm so happy Catherine shared her story with me so that I could share it with the rest of you. I hope that it serves as comfort, or a guide to those of you who may face the same trials.

Prepare for a fun, adventurous and uplifting audio experience that will motivate you to be the mom you always imagined you would be!

Feb 16, 2016

Jen was so fascinating to talk to, I loved delving deeper into homeschooling, and getting a small insight into her life as a military spouse. I'm always in awe of these mothers who have the flexibility to live a very nomadic life, never knowing what the future might hold. It's so outside of my realm of comfort that it's just so fun to hear it from the perspective of someone who has lived it. Jen has lived in 13 different states and countries throughout her life as a military spouse and as such has spent the last 20 years homeschooling her four children!

Homeschooling is not what it used to be and is quickly becoming a way of life I'm incredibly turned on to. I love how she sums it up in an article that was featured on Good Housekeeping- homeschooling gives your children a lot more time to pursue their passions and interests. It gives them the ability to work through boredom to figure out what they really want to do with their lives. What appeals to me most is that via homeschooling you can literally live ANYWHERE in the world and still educate your children in a very consistent way.

Jen is a published author with an incredible new book, "You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse".
It is both inspiring and honest- a practical guide and help for any military spouse.

Thank you Jen for sharing your experiences and perspective with me! It was so eye opening and I can't wait to hear all about your new journeys ahead including running a half marathon and becoming a new grandma!

Prepare for a fun, adventurous and uplifting audio experience that will motivate you to be the mom you always imagined you would be!

Feb 15, 2016

Miranda is my sweet and wonderful sister in law who I convinced to share her story on the podcast. Her journey to motherhood was a long, painful and bittersweet one full of many twists and turns.

Through 7 pregnancies she has been blessed with two living children, two of the cutest boys I know (and not just because I'm biased). She has climbed out of the darkest emotional place to a place of complete power and joy.

Finding herself at the bottom of a very deep emotional well she realized that as low as she was, someday she would be amazing and could reach the very opposite end of the spectrum to reach heights she never would or could have if not for these experiences that had knocked her all the way to the bottom.

Miranda has become a powerhouse of knowledge, love, health and service using her experiences and struggles to bless the lives of others. She has been led to cross paths with many mothers who needed her unique perspective in their lives as they faced similar struggles. Choosing to not wallow in her pain, but rather help those who needed her she has found healing and peace in serving. It's a powerful blessing and one I admire greatly in her. You will find out quickly why I think she's a marvelous mom and why her story belongs here on the podcast!

Prepare for a fun, adventurous and uplifting audio experience that will motivate you to be the mom you always imagined you would be!

Feb 12, 2016

It's amazing we condensed so much goodness into one short conversation. It's like the most incredible can of soup ever. Weird analogy I know, but this lady just has it all. Brains, talent, spirit and the most intoxicating energy that had me giggling the rest of the morning!

Kim is most famously known for working as a collaborator on The Small Seed, an inspirational and uplifting website/instagram feed to find amazing messages from amazing women. Sound familiar? Yeah pretty similar to Marvelous Moms Club, which is why I am so drawn to it! Kim's hayseed farmer's wife background gives her the perfect perspective to help cultivate and plant these spiritual seeds with women from all over the world. Ok not hayseed- this is not life on the prairie (but wouldn't that be even more fun to imagine?) rather modern day legit farming!

Her husband left corporate litigation to continue on the family farm because despite how much he loved law, he missed harvest and tractor riding. So side by side they planted their roots in Idaho where she is completely content and at home!

Kim also keeps herself rather busy with one of my favorite creations ever- Lulu Kids Books! Printable busy books that will keep your kids busy for HOURS! And this week only she is running a special sale for us MARVELOUS MOMS! So head to the site www.lulukidsbooks.com to snag yours!

The Small Seed has an incredible collaborative challenge going on right now #choosingtolovemyself. It's time to see ourselves as God sees us and they are starting a movement in which for 18 days you cannot say anything mean to yourself. Challenging? You bet! Amazing? Oh yes. Head to www.thesmallseed.com to learn more about it and get involved!

Thank you Kim, I loved everything about our talk and am truly so impressed by all you are accomplishing in your life as a wife, friend, business owner and of course- MOTHER!

Thank you for sharing a bit of YOUR grace with the rest of us. It was an honor!

Feb 11, 2016

So here you are in The Marvelous Moms Club. And you might be wondering, "Hey! What IS a Marvelous mom anyway? Am I one?" Well today I'm breaking down my version of Marvelous and what I think each letter of that marvelous word stands for!

Tune in to find out if you have some of the attributes and qualities of a marvelous mom (or ALL of them)! My guess is that if you're here listening you probably do. In fact I KNOW you do. And you need to start believing you do!

Prepare for a fun, adventurous and uplifting audio experience that will motivate you to be the mom you always imagined you would be!

Feb 10, 2016

Guys I'm not one to send you somewhere else when you're here in podcast land but if you have to go ANYWHERE else, the place to hang out is with Veena V on Mum to Millionaire. Her gorgeous accent and bubbly personality will hook you from the start and you'll feel like Veena is your best friend. You'll be rooting for her to succeed. And you'll be inspired to do something yourself!

I loved talking about our big plans for the future now that we are friends. Real life The Holiday coming your way in February 2017 and you best believe it's going to HAPPEN!

Leaving her day job where she was really left with pennies rather than a real future, she has gone out on her own and started multiple ventures. With her adorable "energetic" son by her side she is making her dreams come true. I can't wait to see her hit millionaire status!

Thanks Veena- you're amazing and I'm so happy to consider you a friend now!

Prepare for a fun, adventurous and uplifting audio experience that will motivate you to be the mom you always imagined you would be!

Feb 9, 2016

Megan has overcome some of the biggest obstacles people face- like the big kahuna ones that people usually only get one of. She is a cancer survivor who has had so many surgeries she can't keep them straight, and also went through the adoption process to become a mother to her amazing daughter.

The most amazing thing she said during our chat was, "You can take your situation seriously without taking yourself seriously." How profound is that? How often do we think the two go hand in hand?

Enjoy our chat about her thriving business, blog, books she's written and how she took a crazy trip all alone to Africa and what she is excited to do next!

Prepare for a fun, adventurous and uplifting audio experience that will motivate you to be the mom you always imagined you would be!

Feb 8, 2016

Jayna- AKA Supermom was so delightful to chat with about being a newbie mom, the challenges of kids with food allergies (ok that's not glamorous but it's important!) and leveling up when it comes to phases of motherhood.

A former lady wrestler (in high school) who is willing to try just about anything you ask her to, she is an inspiration to me to think outside the fitness box and realize how many fun ideas there are in the world of activity! She is totally disconnected (in the best way possible) from social media and I even schooled her a bit about the world of Snapchat! She invests in real face time with her kids and might explain the mentality behind those friends of ours we all have who take days to text us back. :)

You'll enjoy her sweet and welcoming voice as she talks about her personal experiences and trials, and will feel like you've just had a heartwarming chat with one of your best friends. Listen in and be uplifted!


Prepare for a fun, adventurous and uplifting audio experience that will motivate you to be the mom you always imagined you would be!

Feb 5, 2016

Carla Naumburg, PhD, is a clinical social worker, writer, and mother. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Huffington Post, among other places. Carla is the author of READY, SET, BREATHE: PRACTICING MINDFULNESS WITH YOUR CHILDREN FOR FEWER MELTDOWNS AND A MORE PEACEFUL FAMILY and PARENTING IN THE PRESENT MOMENT: HOW TO STAY FOCUSED ON WHAT REALLY MATTERS. Carla is a contributing editor for Kveller.com, and she lives outside of Boston with her husband and two young daughters.

I loved talking with her on the podcast about how to utilize some of the tools she discusses in her book. I had some proud moments when I realized there are times without trying that I am practicing mindfulness. Ever since our talk I have been super aware of teaching my children to NOTICE instead of PAY ATTENTION.

Prepare for a fun, adventurous and uplifting audio experience that will motivate you to be the mom you always imagined you would be!

Feb 4, 2016

I love how Chrystie became a blogger in the days of what she refers to as "The internet wild west". A true pioneer in blogging she has come a long way since her first blog and has since sold 4 blogs. Sold blogs? Yep, that's right-sold. She worked hard to create a solid product and following and sold them! Her most recent blog landed her on Extreme Couponing, which is SO COOL! She eventually sold the blog last year,made a pretty solid amount on, and has had the luxury this past year to figure out what she wants to do next with her life! And of course, being the mompreneur she is, she's spreading her wealth of knowledge with other mommy bloggers who want to make some money during...can you guess...? NAP TIME! :)

Prepare for a fun, adventurous and uplifting audio experience that will motivate you to be the mom you always imagined you would be!

Feb 3, 2016

Hey marvelous mommies! I had a lot to talk about so I decided to interrupt our regularly scheduled interviews to bring you some words from me- your host! Lots of big things keep happening in the club and I just love the growth we've had so far! This podcast is finding it's way into so many lives every day and it moves my soul to know how many people are uplifted and finding joy through the messages here!

I am going to get real up in here and start sharing even more behind the scenes of the club and what is coming up and going on. Keep sharing these episodes to help others find some uplift and joy! If you've found even one good nugget of happiness you owe it to your friends to share it. Don't keep all that love to yourself! :)

Prepare for a fun, adventurous and uplifting audio experience that will motivate you to be the mom you always imagined you would be!

Feb 2, 2016

Morgan is a freelance photo journalist and lover of all things history. A storyteller by trade, Morgan has had her photographs and writings featured in over seventy-five publications including both web and print . Morgan is a Military Spouse and mother of three, ADORABLE kids, see the picture? I'm serious they're crazy cute. Morgan has made it her life's work to promote the ideology that every day life is beautiful and meaningful. If you can't find her singing Justin Timberlake's greatest hits, she might be shooting hoops in the nearest gym, or pretending to train for a marathon.

Last year her husband was deployed while she was home with a newborn baby and two other very young children, for 10 months. Through the support of family and friends, church, and some really strong faith she made it through that and many other trials throughout the year.

Prepare for a fun, adventurous and uplifting audio experience that will motivate you to be the mom you always imagined you would be!

Feb 1, 2016

Erika Shupe of Large Families on Purpose is the amazing mother of 9 children!

Erika talks about how planning and preparation make all the difference no matter the size of your family. Realizing your day is like a map, you have 24 hours in a day, how will you use those hours? I really like the way she brought awareness to the fact that we can't set all these expectations for ourselves and feel like failures at the end of the day. We have to be realistic, have a plan and implement the plan!

Listen in to all the wonderful thoughts and tips Erika gives us in this episode and follow her family's journey on their blog www.largefamiliesonpurpose.com

Prepare for a fun, adventurous and uplifting audio experience that will motivate you to be the mom you always imagined you would be!

Jan 29, 2016

Beth is a long time friend, and someone who before she even know who I was, was a person I admired. She has always had such a beautiful energy and spirit and on top of that, she's a radiant beauty. I knew she's be an incredible mom, and I was right.

Beth is the mother of four beautiful perfect children (I can say they're perfect right?) and she may not remember saying this to me once but when she gushed over having a son and how she loved that he was her "little boyfriend" I knew I was in for great things as I was expecting my first son. The love she had for her little boy was contagious and some of her words have carried me through some very hard days.

Beth and her family have worked hard to make life wonderful for each of their children, but especially their oldest son Garrett who was diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome at the age of 4. Now almost 5 years later, her efforts have gone above and beyond and she truly exhibits all the qualities of a marvelous mom. For that reason I'm sharing some of her story with you!

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