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Lowering the Bar and Laughing Through the Hard with Joanne Jarrett

Joanne Jarrett smiling in a pretty pink sweater

My guest today is a family physician, turned stay at home mama, turned podcaster and clothing designer. She has many talents, but my favorite is the ability to find humor in the everyday. She teaches women how to lower the bar for each other and share their foibles and most embarrassing moments to connect and create more joy.

Joanne believes that no matter what you are experiencing, you are not alone. Reach out to those who look like they feel how you feel and let them now that they are not alone either. I loved this episode and I know that you will too.

After you listen to this interview, please head over to her Fancy Free Podcast and listen to my interview with her about How To Raise Capable Kids. I share my most embarrassing and mom fails and reassure you if you are struggling with any phase of mom life, that you are definitely not alone. You can listen to that episode here: http://chtbl.com/track/52128E/traffic.libsyn.com/fancyfreepodcast/Monica_Tanner_S2_E37.mp3.

The best places to find Joanne are:

Her podcast website: http://fancyfreepodcast.com/

Her podcast Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/702414033519847/

Her podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fancyfreepodcast/

You can also check out her clothing line at: https://shelfieshoppe.com/ or her blog at: https://cozyclothesblog.com/

How to Be a Boss-Mom with Dana Malstaff

In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with Dana Malstaff, the original Boss-Mom and discussing all things Boss-Mom! She talks about how you can have great success in family life and business and what that actually looks like. We talk about what it takes to manage both of these important priorities without feeling bad about it and she gives great advice to new entrepreneurs on sticking with it, even when it seems like no one really cares.

I love how she deals with hate mail and negativity and the legacy she hopes to leave for her children. And, it’s really fun to hear about how this successful woman starts her day. Her answer might surprise you.

You can find out more about her Boss-Mom community by going to: https://boss-mom.com/ or on Instagram @danamalstaff. She has a thriving Facebook community you can join right here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BossMomGroup/

Bonus: Yay For Today with Sydney Hambach Republished

In today’s fun bonus episode, I’m republishing my conversation with Yay for Today’s, Sydney Hambach. Yay for Today is a fun, feel-good fitness brand that encourages followers to find a little Yay in everyday. Sidney talks about how she started out as a broadcast journalist and wanted a more family-friendly career once she had her son. She created this brand to help people get through the hard times in life with some cheer and develop healthy habits along the way.

Sidney now has her own line of fun athletic apparel that can be found at: https://yay-for-today.com/. She can also be found on Instagram @yayfortoday_. Check out her fun and colorful feed and her adventurous and optimistic outlook. And keep looking for that yay in everyday.

Don’t forget to register for the EPIC Health Summit here: www.onthebrightersideofhealth.com and get advice on how to improve your physical, mental and emotional health from 30+ experts all for FREE!

Managing Time, Expectations and Challenges with Abbi Perets

In today’s episode, I’m chatting with my friend, Abbi Perets, all the way from Israel, where she lives with her husband and 5 kids. The also runs a successful online company, teaching mamas how to be a freelance copywriter. She has experienced hardships as a mother and a business owner and talks about the blessings and lessons she has learned from them.

Abbi specializes in time management and shares her best tips about how to manage your time in 2020 to make it your most productive year ever. She has a freebie for all of us about how to give ourselves a free time makeover. That can be found at this link: https://successfulfreelancemom.com/time/ 

You can find more about Abbi and the services she provides on her website here: https://successfulfreelancemom.com/ or on Instagram @abbiperets or join her Facebook group called Successful Freelance Mom.

I Know You, I Like You and I Have Your Back with Nate Bagley

This week’s episode with Nate Bagley is one of my all-time favorites! He’s an experienced marriage researcher, interviewing some of the greats, such as John and Julie Gottman, Gary Chapman and Sue Johnson.

He teaches us his framework for building a strong foundation of friendship within your marriage, so you are able to have hard conversations and withstand conflict. His pillars of friendship include the framework of I know you, I like you and I have your back.

You will love the simplicity and ease with which he explains these three pillars and the way he uses experiences from his own life to illustrate these concepts beautifully. He talks about an experiment he did with his wife in his first year of marriage to find out her love language and we made a challenge out of it. Whether you have been married for 3 days or 30 years, it’s such a boost to any relationship to know your spouse’s love language.

You can join our 5 Love Languages Challenge at: https://www.onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/love-language-challenge. I promise, it will be so much fun!

You can find out more about Nate and his incredible program here: https://www.talktoyourspouse.com/. I also suggest looking up his podcast: https://www.mormonmarriages.com/podcast or his blog: https://growthmarriage.com/.

Don’t forget the perfect gift for anyone on your list who is married and hard to shop for is the EPIC Marriage Summit All Access Pass. You can get that here: https://www.onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/allaccess. Get a this special low price only through the holidays.