Soul Care for the New Mom show

Soul Care for the New Mom

Summary: A podcast designed with new moms in mind. Join Jessie Ereddia as she chats about what it looks like to thrive in motherhood as the free, confident, joy-filled women God has called us to be. Through honest conversations with moms who both love and live well, you will be inspired to pursue the best that God has for you and empowered to embrace imperfect motherhood.

Podcasts:

 The Practice that Radically Changed My Marriage | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:22:20

In today’s episode I’m sharing with you a powerful practice that has radically changed my marriage — and that I believe can change yours too! If you are ready to exchange your anger and resentment for PEACE and CONNECTION, you’ll definitely want to grab a notebook and pen to take notes. I’ll be walking you through how this practice can help you replace your negative thought patterns, communicate more effectively in your marriage, and build even greater trust! Get my FREE 10 Declarations for the Anxious Mama, your go-to guide for taking your anxious thoughts captive and replacing them with CONFIDENCE and PEACE. Ready to break free from your anxiety, perfectionism, and stress? Learn more about my coaching program and how I can help you feel empowered and excited for motherhood again!
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 Ashlyn Watkins: Conversations About Sex and Spicing Up Your Marriage | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:54:14

Today’s conversation is a little bit SPICY as I talk with Ashlyn Watkins, the creator and voice of Spiced Wife, a ministry dedicated to helping wives reach their full potential of being both holy and sexy! Sex can be such an uncomfortable and even difficult subject at times, which is why I love how candid Ashlyn is in our conversation. As wives and mothers, we need to be able to explore and pursue intimacy as God has called us to within our marriages — and that starts with openly and honestly talking about it! In today’s episode, Ashlyn and I chat about: - the heart and backstory behind her ministry Spiced Wife - what it means for wives to be both holy and sexy - the importance of having healthy conversations about sex - practical wisdom for the mom of little ones who wants to spice things up in her marriage - the message behind her book, Sex Before Marriage: A Church Girl’s Truths Resources Mentioned: Spiced Wife Website Spiced Wife Podcast Spiced Wife on Instagram Sex Before Marriage: A Church Girl’s Truths Get my FREE 10 Declarations for the Anxious Mama, your go-to guide for taking your anxious thoughts captive and replacing them with CONFIDENCE and PEACE. Ready to break free from your anxiety, perfectionism, and stress? Learn more about my coaching program and how I can help you feel empowered and excited for motherhood again!
 I want to hear from you! Don’t forget to leave a review and share how Soul Care for the New Mom has been an encouragement to you! Pssst… this also helps more moms discover the podcast so they can be encouraged, too! Connect with me: instagram // facebook group // website

 Audrey Bailey: Growing a Creative Business, Becoming Insta-Famous, and Trusting God with Your Journey | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:37:27

You may be familiar with Audrey Bailey through Brush and Barley, her digital artwork brand. For today’s episode, I had the honor of chatting with Audrey about her creative journey and work with Brush and Barley, as well as the backstory behind her overnight Instagram success! It was so fun getting to hear some of the ups and downs of being an “Insta-famous” work-from-home mom, as well as more about her heart behind what she does. You are sure to be encouraged and inspired by Audrey as she shares both her passion for her work AND her faith that’s so intertwined with it! In today’s episode, Audrey and I chat about: - the heart and backstory behind her brand Brush and Burley and how life has changed for her since its explosion on Instagram - how Brush and Barley is reaching people and addressing the topic of mental health - Audrey’s faith journey as it relates to her creative journey - what it was like for her to watch her Instagram following quickly grow by tens of thousands and what she has learned from it - being an Enneagram Four as it relates to motherhood - encouragement for the listener who is pursuing her passion and not seeing the growth she is hoping for - being a work-at-home mom and making time to take care of yourself in the midst of busyness - dealing with constructive criticism Resources Mentioned: Brush and Barley on Instagram Brush and Barley on Facebook Brush and Barley Youtube Channel Brush and Barley on Pinterest Brush and Barley Website Get my FREE 10 Declarations for the Anxious Mama, your go-to guide for taking your anxious thoughts captive and replacing them with CONFIDENCE and PEACE. Ready to break free from your anxiety, perfectionism, and stress? Learn more about my coaching program and how I can help you feel empowered and excited for motherhood again! I want to hear from you! Don’t forget to leave a review and share how Soul Care for the New Mom has been an encouragement to you! Pssst… this also helps more moms discover the podcast so they can be encouraged, too! Connect with me: instagram // facebook group // website

 The Secret to Reaching Your Goals and Pursuing Your Dreams | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:25:38

Incredible weight loss, the start of our foster care journey, business failure, launching a coaching program… needless to say, this year has been a BIG year for me! What I love about 2019 is how I’ve been able to celebrate so many victories and also achieve some big, scary goals. But what’s been just as amazing for me is learning what it means to allow my goals to CHANGE in order for God to write an even better story. Today I want to answer the question, how do we chase after and achieve our goals and dreams? And what do we do in the face of failure or if it appears as though God has different plans in mind? My hope is that this episode is able to inspire and fuel you in the middle of whatever journey you are on — or that it gives you the push you need to take those first baby steps as you embark on a new one! Get my FREE 10 Declarations for the Anxious Mama, your go-to guide for taking your anxious thoughts captive and replacing them with CONFIDENCE and PEACE. Ready to break free from your anxiety, perfectionism, and stress? Learn more about my coaching program and how I can help you feel empowered and excited for motherhood again!
 I want to hear from you! Don’t forget to leave a review and share how Soul Care for the New Mom has been an encouragement to you! Pssst… this also helps more moms discover the podcast so they can be encouraged, too! Connect with me: instagram // facebook group // website

 How Marriage Counseling Can Change Your Marriage | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:45:08

This week you are in for a TREAT because my husband Grant is back on the podcast to chat with me about all things marriage counseling! We hope our conversation is refreshing, eye-opening, and encouraging as we share our own personal thoughts on counseling, as well as how our marriage has been strengthened by it. If you have been thinking about going to marriage counseling, are hesitant or afraid to go to marriage counseling, OR have a spouse who is resistant to it altogether, this episode is a must-listen! In today’s episode, Grant and I chat about: - the purpose of marriage counseling and why it can be so vital for marriages - our personal experience with marriage counseling and how it’s shaped our relationship these past five months - what we’ve learned about each other and ourselves through counseling, including the ways we both love and FIGHT - some of the reasons couples may be hesitant to go to marriage counseling and our response to those things Resources Mentioned: Love Style Quiz Get my FREE 10 Declarations for the Anxious Mama, your go-to guide for taking your anxious thoughts captive and replacing them with CONFIDENCE and PEACE. Ready to break free from your anxiety, perfectionism, and stress? Learn more about my coaching program and how I can help you feel empowered and excited for motherhood again! I want to hear from you! Don’t forget to leave a review and share how Soul Care for the New Mom has been an encouragement to you! Pssst… this also helps more moms discover the podcast so they can be encouraged, too! Connect with me: instagram // facebook group // website

 Three Strategies of Empowerment for the Angry Mom | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:37:39

Whether you’re new to the mom life or have been at it for a minute, you have almost definitely seen a side of yourself you’ve never expected. For me, that side looked like hot, burning rage in all of the worst ways… and today I’m opening up about it! In today’s episode, I chat about: - my experiences with postpartum rage as a mom and my story of going from angry to EMPOWERED - what to do when God isn’t answering your prayers to help you with your anger - where our anger actually comes from (spoiler alert: it’s FEAR) - my top THREE strategies for overcoming anger and transforming how you experience everyday motherhood Get my FREE 10 Declarations for the Anxious Mama, your go-to guide for taking your anxious thoughts captive and replacing them with CONFIDENCE and PEACE. Ready to break free from your anxiety, perfectionism, and stress? Learn more about my coaching program and how I can help you feel empowered and excited for motherhood again! I want to hear from you! Don’t forget to leave a review and share how Soul Care for the New Mom has been an encouragement to you! Pssst… this also helps more moms discover the podcast so they can be encouraged, too! Connect with me: instagram // facebook group // website

 Season Four Finale: When You Feel Like a Failure | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:13:09

“Wouldn’t I have rather gotten the outcomes that I wanted? Yes. Of course. I WANT to live in this fantasy world where things happen the way I want them to when I want them to. A part of me still wants God to answer prayers in my timing. I want him to bend his will to my desires. But am I thankful that I didn’t get the outcomes I wanted? Also yes. Because through this journey I was once again awakened to the sovereignty and power of God and was able to watch him orchestrate things that I wouldn’t have chosen, but needed nonetheless. And at the same time, I was able to learn more and more what it means to bend my will to HIS desires — and there in that surrender lies all the answers I need. Why didn’t my business succeed? It doesn’t matter. Why did I lose so much money in the process? God will provide. Why did we get hit with these unexpected expenses? The King is on the Throne. Why did I have to lay this dream down? My Father has good plans for me. What do I do now? Where do I go next? He’s already gone before me.” Press play to hear more. Thank you for listening to another season of the podcast, my friends! Find More Soul Care for the New Mom Content: instagram // facebook // blog // website Join the Soul Care Community! If you are a mom of littles and are looking for Christ-centered community, check out our Facebook Group! This group is a safe, genuine, and fun space to build authentic relationships and find support, wisdom, accountability, and prayer for your motherhood journey! I want to hear from you! Don’t forget to leave a review and share how Soul Care for the New Mom has been an encouragement to you! Pssst… this also helps more moms discover the podcast so they can be encouraged, too!

 When You Have a Baby: An Interview on Prenatal and Postpartum Support with Alise Marsh | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:46:46

If you’ve been following me on my motherhood journey for some time, then you probably know that I am a HUGE fan of all things birth, which is why the conversation you’re about to listen to with my new friend Alise Marsh was such a special treat for me! Alise is a wife, mama, childbirth educator, doula, and fellow podcaster, and she has so much wisdom and experience when it comes to childbirth, educating and advocating for yourself in birth, and taking care of yourself postpartum. I love hearing how she’s using her passion and knowledge to equip and empower women, and I just know you will, too! In today’s episode, Alise and I chat about: her journey through the world of birth as a mom, childbirth educator, and doula the importance of educating yourself on your labor and birth choices the role of a doula and why women may want one during their labor the struggle and importance of finding a community of support as a new mom her best wisdom for how new moms can take care of themselves after birth resources for women who need physical or emotional support in the postpartum period Meet Alise: Alise Marsh is an ICEA certified childbirth educator and doula (ICCE, ICBD), who has been equipping and empowering women through birth work for the last 6 years. She is the host of the Perfectly, Wonderfully Made Podcast, creator of the Your Best Birth online childbirth course, and currently resides in Washington with her husband Jeff and her two little ones, Monroe (5) & Indiana (3). You can find her on Facebook and Instagram. Resources Mentioned: Your Best Birth Course Free 6 Day Childbirth Course Perfectly, Wonderfully Made Podcast Alise Marsh’s Website  Postpartum Support International

 When You’re Fighting for a Fierce Marriage: An Interview on Pursuing God’s Purpose for Marriage with Selena Frederick | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:38:28

Marriage in these early days of parenthood can be… tricky. There’s beauty and excitement in growing a family together, but also plenty of challenges and trials that are encountered along the way. This is why I am just SO excited about today’s guest — Selena Frederick, the co-founder of Fierce Marriage and an amazing wife and mom who is passionate about encouraging and equipping wives in cultivating a Christ-centered marriage. There is no doubt in my mind that you will feel absolutely refreshed and encouraged as you listen to all that Selena has to say in this episode about married life after kids and how the Gospel changes everything! In today’s episode, Selena and I chat about: the backstory behind Fierce Marriage some of the challenges that are encountered in marriage after having children the importance of preserving friendship and connection with your spouse wisdom for wives who struggle with intimacy in their marriage God’s design for marriage and how marriage is able to make you look more like Jesus helpful Fierce Marriage resources for husbands and wives Meet Selena: Selena Frederick is a wife, mom of two girls, and the the co-founder of Fierce Marriage. She and her husband Ryan have been married for over fifteen years and love pouring into married couples through their ministry. They are the voices behind the Fierce Marriage blog and the Fierce Marriage Podcast, as well as the authors of four devotionals designed to empower couples and point them toward Christ. Resources Mentioned: Fierce Marriage Website Fierce Marriage Devotionals Fierce Marriage Podcast Fierce Marriage on Instagram Fierce Marriage on Facebook Wondering how you can encounter more of God’s presence in your everyday motherhood? I’d love for you to check out Moms in Pursuit, my online course designed for mamas of little ones just like you! I want to hear from you! Don’t forget to leave a review and share how Soul Care for the New Mom has been an encouragement to you! Pssst… this also helps more moms discover the podcast so they can be encouraged, too! Find More Soul Care for the New Mom Content: instagram // facebook // blog // website

 When God Writes Your Family Story: An Interview on Foster Care and Adoption with Katrina Hilliard | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:33:53

I love getting to know and support families who are involved in foster care, and today I want to introduce you to an amazing friend, Katrina Hilliard, who has so much wisdom to share when it comes to fostering. Katrina and her husband have been navigating the world of foster care for the past three years and have definitely learned a thing or two about trusting God along the way! I just love the honesty with which Katrina describes the rollercoaster ride of emotions that oftentimes comes with fostering and how her faith was stretched as a result. If you’ve ever considered becoming a foster parent, know somebody who is a foster parent, or just want to learn more about the foster care process, this episode is sure to be an encouragement to you! In today’s episode, Katrina and I chat about: * how God led them to foster care three years ago and what the process of becoming certified as a foster parent was like * the day they met their first foster child for the first time and the months that followed * meeting birth parents and the heart change she personally experienced regarding this * the challenging journey leading up to their first son’s adoption and how her faith was stretched along the way * the blessings of support and community for foster parents * advice for women considering foster care Resources Mentioned: FaithBridge Foster Care Wondering how you can encounter more of God’s presence in your everyday motherhood? I’d love for you to check out Moms in Pursuit, my online course designed for mamas of little ones just like you! I want to hear from you! Don’t forget to leave a review and share how Soul Care for the New Mom has been an encouragement to you! Pssst… this also helps more moms discover the podcast so they can be encouraged, too! Find More Soul Care for the New Mom Content: instagram // facebook // blog // website

 When You're More Than Just Surviving: An Interview on Thriving in Motherhood with Kara-Kae James | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:43:23

The Lord’s desire for us is not just to survive motherhood, but rather to THRIVE in motherhood and to experience the abundant life he has for us! This is a message that Kara-Kae James is so passionate about and has created an entire ministry on. If you’re at all familiar with her work through Thrive Moms, then I know you are just going to LOVE her new book, Mom Up: Thriving with Grace in the Chaos of Motherhood, which I had the pleasure of chatting to her about for today’s episode. Grab your earbuds and join in on our conversation on what it looks like to thrive with grace as we lean into the Lord’s desires for us in this season of motherhood! In today’s episode, Kara-Kae and I chat about: - the heart and message behind her book Mom Up - what intentional motherhood looks like through the lens of our identity in God - the importance of finding genuine community - protecting your marriage for the long haul - the difference between the world’s definition of rest and true rest in the Lord - embracing chaos and choosing joy in everyday motherhood - the vision behind Thrive Moms and the resources it offers moms today Meet Kara-Kae: Kara-Kae James is a writer and encourager passionate about seeing women’s lives changed and impacted through the gospel. She is the founder and Executive Director of Thrive Moms, a ministry dedicated to seeing moms step out of survival mode and into the thriving, abundant life that God calls them to. She is also the author of the book “Mom Up: Thriving with Grace in the Chaos of Motherhood”. Kara-Kae is married to her husband, Brook, and mom to four. She works daily to encourage women to reach their potential as moms and as daughters of Christ. She is passionate about pouring into moms because she knows first-hand that many moms are struggling and in desperate need of a reminder that God loves us, and we are doing His holy work. Resources Mentioned: Mom Up: Thriving with Grace in the Chaos of Motherhood Thrive Moms Kara-Kae James’ Website Wondering how you can encounter more of God’s presence in your everyday motherhood? I’d love for you to check out Moms in Pursuit, my online course designed for mamas of little ones just like you! I want to hear from you! Don’t forget to leave a review and share how Soul Care for the New Mom has been an encouragement to you! Pssst… this also helps more moms discover the podcast so they can be encouraged, too! Find More Soul Care for the New Mom Content: instagram // facebook // blog // website

 When You Just Got to Do the Next Hard and Holy Thing | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:09:13

“It stinks to need so much help. It stinks to know that our marriage is not where it could be. But if I’m thinking for even one second that the Lord is not holding us and protecting us, then I am so dead wrong. And I’m speaking these things over myself and over you, as well. Because I know some of you who are listening are in this exact same place. You’re hurting and questioning and you need somebody to say to you, “Hey, you’re okay. God’s going to keep you. And right now it’s time for you to do the next hard and holy thing even when nothing feels like it’s changing anything…” Scripture Referenced: Hebrews 12: 1-14 Wondering how you can encounter more of God’s presence in your everyday motherhood? I’d love for you to check out Moms in Pursuit, my online course designed for mamas of little ones just like you! I want to hear from you! Don’t forget to leave a review and share how Soul Care for the New Mom has been an encouragement to you! Pssst… this also helps more moms discover the podcast so they can be encouraged, too! Find More Soul Care for the New Mom Content: instagram // facebook // blog // website

 When You’re Living the Bright Life: An Interview on Unforced Rhythms of Grace with Jen Wise | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:46:29

Jen Wise has been a journey of discovering what it means to live the bright life. In today’s episode she shares this journey with us, as well as her new book, the Bright Life, which is packed full of wisdom, truth, and encouragement on what it looks like to lean into the unforced rhythms of grace and find refreshment in the Lord. I just know you’re going to love our conversation about what all of this means for us in this season of motherhood!
 In today’s episode, Jen and I chat about: * the journey that led her to write The Bright Life and the Biblical, grace-filled wisdom we are all able to gleam from it
 * the intertwining of self care and faith
 * practical ways the overwhelmed mama is able to lean into the unforced rhythms of grace
 * pursuing friendships and community in this season of motherhood
 * how leaning into grace yourself leads you into extending grace to others
 * engaging with God as a busy mom
 Meet Jen: Jen is happy to spend most days rotating between friends, family, writing, cooking, and her neighborhood yoga studio. She enjoys nights out, creative projects, hosting dinners and parties, laughing with friends and family, exploring new ideas, serving her neighborhood, and being an active part of her home church. Jen's first book, The Bright Life: 40 Invitations to Reclaim Your Energy for the Full Life, released with Zondervan in January '19. Jen holds an MA in Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and serves as a child advocate with Compassion International as a part of their Artist and Speaker Team. She lives in Philadelphia’s Main Line neighborhood with her family. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook. Resources Mentioned: The Bright Life: 40 Invitations to Reclaim Your Energy for the Full Life Jen Wise’s website Wondering how you can encounter more of God’s presence in your everyday motherhood? I’d love for you to check out Moms in Pursuit, my online course designed for mamas of little ones just like you! I want to hear from you! Don’t forget to leave a review and share how Soul Care for the New Mom has been an encouragement to you! Pssst… this also helps more moms discover the podcast so they can be encouraged, too! Find More Soul Care for the New Mom Content: instagram // facebook // blog // website

 When You’re a Grumpy Mom: An Interview on Renewed Joy in Motherhood with Valerie Woerner | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:30:53

You may already be familiar with Valerie Woerner through her beautiful prayer journals and amazing resources at Val Marie Paper, but did you know that Val has also just released a new book? Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday is a book of truth and hope that we could ALL use in our lives. By examining common lies that we believe as moms, Val not only points us back to the truth of the Gospel, but also invites us into freedom, rest, intentionality, and renewed joy in motherhood. If you are interested in hearing more about Grumpy Mom, I just know you are going to love today’s episode in which I share my recent conversation with Val about her heart and message behind the book, as well as her best wisdom and encouragement for moms! In today’s episode, Val and I chat about: the heart and backstory behind Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday some of the subtle lies pertaining to motherhood that we believe and how these relate to our grumpiness as moms how God has been renewing joy in her everyday motherhood creating a habit of taking your thoughts captive overcoming challenges and confusion revolving around prayer Val Marie Paper resources designed to help women with prayer Meet Val: Valerie Woerner is the owner of Val Marie Paper and author of Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday and Fresh Start for Moms. Her mission is to create practical tools, including her original 6-month prompted prayer journal, and content that equips women to cut through the noise of everyday life and find fullness in the presence of the Lord. She lives in South Louisiana with her husband Tyler and two girls, Vivi and Vana. Resources Mentioned: Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday Val Marie Paper Prayer Journal Shop Wondering how you can encounter more of God’s presence in your everyday motherhood? I’d love for you to check out Moms in Pursuit, my online course designed for mamas of little ones just like you! I want to hear from you! Don’t forget to leave a review and share how Soul Care for the New Mom has been an encouragement to you! Pssst… this also helps more moms discover the podcast so they can be encouraged, too! Find More Soul Care for the New Mom Content: instagram // facebook // blog // website

 When it’s Time to Seek Help: An Interview on Postpartum Depression with Rachel Rennie | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:58:32

Postpartum depression has a way of making this confusing, challenging season of navigating life with a newborn feel even heavier, and my friend Rachel Rennie knows this firsthand. After watching Rachel share on social media how she dealt with postpartum depression and anxiety after the births of her two children, I knew right away that I had to have her on the podcast. I just love the vulnerability, wisdom, and truth with which she addresses this important topic, and I know you will, too! In today’s episode, Rachel and I chat about: * her experiences with postpartum depression and anxiety after the births of her two children * why this topic is so important and needs to be talked about * getting help for postpartum depression through the form of counseling and medication * her struggles with intrusive thoughts and methods she’s used to cope with them * how faith and science can actually go together when it comes to finding help and healing * hope for the mom who’s struggling to cling to God in this season Resources Mentioned: Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts Wondering how you can encounter more of God’s presence in your everyday motherhood? I’d love for you to check out Moms in Pursuit, my online course designed for mamas of little ones just like you! I want to hear from you! Don’t forget to leave a review and share how Soul Care for the New Mom has been an encouragement to you! Pssst… this also helps more moms discover the podcast so they can be encouraged, too! Find More Soul Care for the New Mom Content: instagram // facebook // blog // website

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