No Guilt Mom

No Guilt Mom

Feeling overwhelmed as a mom? Tired of doing everything for your kids and wish… just wish… someone would step in to help you out? Welcome to the No Guilt Mom podcast hosted by author, public speaker, parenting coach and creator of self-development courses for kids JoAnn Crohn, M.Ed and co-host parenting coach, Brie Tucker. We’re from a generation where our moms were supposed to be able to do it all. They went to work and yet were still expected to take care of the house and kids. I saw it all the time at my house. Our moms put everything extra they had into us kids and I love my mom. But, it showed. She was so tired. I realize there is a better way. The way to give your kids your best is to give yourself the very best - without the mom guilt. That means focusing on what you like to do. If you don’t like playing LEGO’s on the floor with your kids, you don’t have, too. In my parents’ generation, moms gave up everything for their kids and I don’t want to do that. Kids who learn how to be self-sufficient are happier kids and have happier moms. That’s why every Tuesday and Thursday, this podcast will give you expert interviews as well as the parenting tools, resources and inspiration to not only be a happier mom, but to empower your kids to do more for themselves. Welcome to the No Guilt Mom podcast!

Episodes

June 17, 2021 30 min

It’s hard enough when you are trying to pick a place to go out to eat and no one is on the same page, but when you and your partner or co-parent aren’t on the same page...it can be down right agonizing! 

 

In this episode, we’re joined by Amy McCready, the Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and the creator of the 7-Step Parenting Success System online course. She is the author of two best-selling parenting books: If I Have to ...

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Summer break is upon us and moms everywhere are desperately coming up with summer schedules, driving from activity to activity and planning day after day in an attempt to keep their kids from getting bored. Then of course, the fighting starts.

 

Why do we as moms feel like it’s our job to plan everything ALL THE TIME?

 

Honestly, so many of us moms set ourselves up for failure. We try so hard to keep everyone entertained so no one ...

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Your space definitely affects your mood. Have you ever noticed how in some places you feel super relaxed and calm and others just seem to make your heart race with anxiety as soon as you set eyes on it?

 

In this episode, we are talking with Tasha Agruso, the founder of the popular DIY and home decor website Kaleidoscope Living, creator of Designer in a Binder and House to Home: A Journal for Homeowners, and host of the Colorful Co...

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Just like riding a bike, baking chocolate chip cookies, or playing a video game, making friends is skill a that kids can build. 

 

In this unique episode, Brie takes on the role of host and interviews JoAnn Crohn, author of the upcoming book Me & My Friendships. This is JoAnn’s second book and it was a very special one to her. Kids often don’t understand all the ins and outs of social relationships and friendships. And if your ...

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As parents, we can get so caught up in school/grades, sports, and so on, that we forget to teach our kids the basics. The life skills they need before launching into the world!

 

In this episode, we talk with Amy Carney, author of Parent on Purpose and 100 Questions for Mom Journal. She creates content and products to help parents raise their children with more joy and purpose. She has 19-year-old triplet sons (launched to 3 differ...

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How much screen time is too much? This is a question we get so much here at No Guilt Mom. 

And to be honest, many of us are scared by the amount of time that both our  kids are spending on screens as much as ourselves! And then… the pandemic hit!  And suddenly everyone has to be on screens for so many reasons- school, work, entertainment. It’s impossible to avoid them in the current environment!

 

But before you go into full panic ...

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Chances are good that at some point in your life, you have had a disagreement with your partner over money. Money issues are a high conflict topic in any marriage. Many studies show that as many as 41% of divorces are over money disputes

 

That’s a lot of people experiencing the same problem. But we have experts today to help us with the age old problem of money issues and relationships! 

 

Talaat and Tai McNeely, are the Founde...

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May 25, 2021 27 min

Why in the world do we have such low standards sometimes? Many of us wouldn’t give someone the time of day if they were to say to us “I like to keep the bar low, so that way when I do anything- you get impressed”. Um- no thank you! Next, please!


And yet, we hear moms say that they feel spoiled when their partner gives their kids a bath (for the first time ever...and their youngest is 3!), or they were able to sleep in one day out o...

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We all want to raise smart, responsible, and capable kids, right? A great way to do that is by becoming a duct tape parent! So pull up a chair, grab a roll of duct tape and listen up! 

 

In this podcast episode, we chat with Vicki Hoefle, an author of 3 books including DuctTape Parenting, National Speaker, Parent Coach. She specializes in teaching parents how to raise Capable, Cooperative, Responsible and Respectful children. Vicki...

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Back in the times of B.C. (Before Children) moms had hobbies, interests, and a fully developed identity outside of being a mom. A hard mom truth is that many of us have slowly lost touch with that identity as our motherhood often took over the majority of our time.

 

But we’re here to tell you that Moms need their OWN thing (guilt-free)! They need to bring their own accomplishments that go beyond raising their family. Not only will...

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May 17, 2021 2 min

Hey guys! Guess what? We're doing our first listener-only episode! 

 

So we need you to give us your burning questions and parenting dilemmas! 

 

So send us your questions at https://www.noguiltmom.com/questions

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Ever wondered what sensory processing is and how it might be affecting your kid?

If your kid has ever complained about itchy tags, had a meltdown when in a loud environment, or gagged over certain foods or smells, they may have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) — a condition that disrupts the way the brain takes in, organizes, and uses the messages received through the 5 senses.

 

In this episode we talk with Dayna Abraham, the fou...

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May 11, 2021 26 min

Do your kids come to you the night before their diorama project is due in Social Studies asking to go to the store to buy EVERYTHING? And did you go? 

 

Then you may have a Stop & Drop problem!

 

This isn’t any one person’s fault. It’s the result of a combination of things. But we have good news for you! We have 3 easy tips to rid you of this nasty little stop and drop habit once and for all!

 

Find all the resources we shared ...

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Sometimes as a parent you just have to laugh. I mean, no one ever wants to believe that there will be a day where they are trying to figure out if that's poop or chocolate on their shirt! But that’s a hard mom humor truth!  And it’s why all moms need to laugh! 

And boy will we have you rolling after this episode...

 

In this episode, we chat with Amy Wilson and Margaret Ables who are the co-hosts of “What Fresh Hell” podcast. T...

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Why do we have this overwhelming GUILT when things are going well for us as moms??

I mean seriously? Have you ever found yourself relaxing on the couch for 5 minutes and then wonder what you must have forgotten to do? Do you see your partner doing housework and feel compelled to stop what you are happily doing to go join in? Have you ever thought that you just might be self-sabotaging good things in your life??

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Seriously, why do ...

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Being a mom is not an easy job. We all can agree on that most days. 

 

I’m not saying that it isn’t a great job, but when you are knee-deep in a tantruming kid, a broken faucet in the kitchen spewing water all over you, all while your oldest is yelling that if you don’t leave right now she will be late to volleyball practice-

Let’s just say it’s hard to focus on the good times.

 

In this episode, we are chatting with Rachel Nielson...

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April 27, 2021 33 min

Pushing limits and testing boundaries is a normal part of a child’s development- 

 

I know, it sucks, right?

 

And it’s even more frustrating when it’s Backtalk!

 

In this episode, we share why backtalk happens and 5 easy steps to put an end to it!

 

Find all the resources we shared in this episode here:

http://www.noguiltmom.com/5-steps-to-end-the-backtalk

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As moms, we often prioritize everything before ourselves. It’s just what we do. We are givers. But we also know about the importance of taking some “me time”. And how do many of us do it? By waking up earlier or going to bed later, and thus- sacrificing our sleep. What if there was a better way?

 

In this episode, we are joined by Kelly Myerson, the founder of Being Well with Kelly, a certified Occupational Therapist, sleep expert,...

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April 20, 2021 28 min

Why does it feel so hard to talk to some people? My husband recently picked up a book to help him grow in his communication skills with his international counterparts and that book made Everything Make Sense! 

 

In this episode, we discuss the differences between high and low-context cultures, and how every relationship really could benefit from using these 3 “low-context” communication strategies, resulting in more effective commu...

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Life with a teen can feel like an endless series of battles. We are constantly asking ourselves:

Is this normal? Should I be worried? What should I do? How do I connect with my teen? 

 

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Lisa Bravo, author of The BRAVO Effect: Strategies for Parenting Extreme Teens. She’s known as the “teen whisperer”, is a highly acclaimed psychotherapist, speaker, and teacher. She holds a doctoral degree in be...

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