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#SaveTheKids Collin Kartchner's Message on the Dangers of Social Media & Smart Phones

At what age is it appropriate to give your kid a smartphone? How can we #savethekids from the dangers of social media?  This is the work Collin Kartchner dedicated what ended up being the final years of his life to.

 

 

I had planned to have Collin on the Podcast to share his mission, but unfortunately, that time never came. Collin Kartchner passed away suddenly on October 20th, 2020. So, even though he cannot be here today, it is my honor to share his mission with all of you. He fought hard for our kids and it's in our hands now to carry the torch. 

Today in our country and across the globe we are seeing an epidemic rise in the levels of anxiety, depression, and suicide among our teenagers. According to the CDC, suicide is the second leading cause of death for 10-24 year old Americans. The rate of death by suicide in people 10-24 years old increased 57.4% over the 10 year period from 2007 to 2018. Much of this epidemic has been attributed to the rise of cell...

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There's Nothing More Important Than This Right Now: Connection

Today's topic is huge. It is something a lot of us have been lacking this year, and something the world needs more of. We’re going to be talking about Connection: The importance of connection with our kids, social connection during Covid,  and finally (and most importantly), the connection we have with ourselves. 

 

With a quick google search of “the importance of human connection” you’ll get a ton of articles and studies supporting the value of feeling connected. Human connection is basically relationships. Brene Brown, who I love, defines connection as “the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”

 Your next best step:

Intentionally think about connection and what this episode brought up for you. If you’re looking for more connection with your kids my Conscious...

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The Truth Behind Getting Scholarships and Reducing the Cost of College

In today's episode, Dr. Gena Lester from Education Prep Centers shares the truth behind getting college scholarships and reducing the cost of college. This is something you want to be thinking about EARLY, so be sure to tune in for some solid tips and tricks to best prepare your teen for getting into college (and how to get extra $$ towards it!)

 

 

About Today's Guest:

Dr. Gena Lester is a speaker and college admissions expert with over 25 years of experience. She’s also a Mom who has been in the same place as other families, so she gets it. It was her experience as a Mom that spurred her passion to provide resources, tools, and advice to other parents and their teens, who struggle with the college admissions and scholarship process.

Through her college admissions expertise, Dr. Lester helped her three children secure college scholarship offers totaling over $1.5 million combined. She developed a system “U-Niquely-U” which helps teens discover...

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Finding a Hobby with Deeper Meaning for Mental Health

Today’s episode shows us how finding a hobby with deeper meaning can make a positive impact on our mental health. Amanda Anderson is here to share her story on how she turned her nasty postpartum depression around through art.

Amanda is the founder of the Sketched and Sealed Art Membership and is an advocate for women to dedicate time for themselves, learn a new hobby, and creatively document their life and take control over their mental health.

As you’ll hear she’s been through some dark times, but ultimately found her purpose and direction and is going to share with us how she came out ahead.

 

 

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No time to listen? No worries, I've got you covered with a quick recap:

Amanda Anderson has FOUR...

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A Life Changing Thought Model

In this episode, I share Brook Castillo's (The Life Coach School) life-changing Thought Model. What if there was a simple formula that could help you change the results in your life for the better? Well, there is, and that is exactly what you'll learn about in today's episode. Today's show will challenge you to think about your circumstances in a new way - a way that actually serves you in a positive way.

 



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No time to listen? No worries, I've got ya covered with the transcript:

Hey Everybody - welcome back to the Podcast. It’s just me, Katy here today without any guests keeping it pretty quick and casual, but with some profound information around the way we think about things and the impact our thoughts have on our lives and the results in our lives. 

 

So,  I actually ended up taking last week off from the podcast because I just had a lot going on...

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How to Get your Little Ones Sleeping with Sleep Consultant, Eva Klein

Calling all tired Mamas! It's time to get your baby to sleep! Today we have Certified Infant and Child Sleep Consultant, Eva Klein, here to teach us how to get your little ones sleeping so that the whole family is well-rested and thriving. Eva is the founder of My Sleeping Baby and the Sleep Bible program and knows a thing or two about how we can all get some more rest. So listen in to soak up Eva’s sleep secrets. 

 

 

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RESOURCES:
Top 7 sleep tips you can begin implementing IMMEDIATELY to get your baby, toddler or preschooler sleeping
Sleep Bible Program




A quick note from Katy:
At my very core I believe that in order to raise a happy, well-behaved child who thrives, YOU have to be a happy mother who thrives. That's exactly what I can help you with. Go from overwhelmed in motherhood and life to feeling...

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"Should I Send My Kid Back to School?" A Covid-19 Decision all Moms are Pondering

It’s the question we’re all asking each other and agonizing over - “Should I send my kid back to school?”

Covid19 has turned our worlds upside down and figuring out the best course of action when it comes to school is no exception. As our schools are navigating the impossible task of pleasing everybody and scrambling to create the safest environment possible for our kiddos to go back, we’re all trying to figure it out as parents as well. 

In this episode I'm sharing the process I used to make the school decision. If you're still trying to decide what's best for your family then this episode is for you.



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Hey everyone, welcome back to the podcast. It’s just me, Katy, today because I wanted to talk about...

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Brenda Lomeli on Losing Weight with Love

Today is the day to throw the old-school diet mentality in the trash (you know, the one where we think that once we lose weight we will be fixed) and instead, understand how our minds work and begin understanding WHY we are making the choices that we do when it comes to food. 

Brenda Lomeli, Certified Life & Weight Loss Coach and Certified Holistic Nutritionist, is on today's episode sharing how our mindset plays such an important role and how to lose weight with love.

If what you’ve been doing to get your weight under control isn't working, be willing to try a new way because we all deserve to create whatever we want in our lives. 

 

 

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No time to listen? No problem, here's the recap of Brenda's main points:

Brenda Lomeli's first point was that when she was 197 pounds and trying to lose weight for the umpteeth time,...

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[Podcast] 2 Things Parents Need to Know in Order to See Positive Change in Their Families with Rachel Bailey

 

Hey everyone!

In today's Motherhood Aligned Podcast episode Parenting Specialist, Rachel Bailey, joins me to discuss the two things every parent needs to know in order to see positive changes in their families.

Many of us find ourselves dealing with the same problems over and over again with our children. In this episode, you'll get some background on how to get your children to listen once and for all. It starts with viewing their behavior differently and looking at how we are treating ourselves as a parent.

You'll also learn that there are 3 main reasons your child isn't listening or in the place you want them to be.

The good news is, with the right tools and clearing out some of the "yuck" change can happen quickly!

 

 


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[Podcast] Behind the Scenes: Some Thoughts on Parenting

Today's episode gives a glimpse of what I have been up to and what's to come in the near future: Parent Coaching! I talk a bit about the parenting philosophies I've been trained in and what they are all about. I specifically focus on the concepts of Conscious Parenting and Positive Discipline and how these work to help you build a better relationship with your children. 

**EDIT** I state I have a kid who is about to turn 6, but he is about to turn 7! I am just so used to him being 6 that I misspoke :) 

 

 

CONSCIOUS PARENTING
Conscious Parenting speaks to me so much because unlike traditional parenting, which is really child-centric, focused on
their behaviors and, correcting behaviors, and often times punishments and rewards (which, believe me, I have used myself),  conscious parenting turns that paradigm upside down and puts the onus on us, the parents, to put the child’s well-being first.

It puts the responsibility on US to take each moment in...

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