Soul Care for the New Mom show

Soul Care for the New Mom

Summary: A devotional podcast designed with new moms in mind. Each episode features Gospel truths and reminders of God's abundant love and grace in the beautiful, brutal season of caring for little ones — because our souls need care, too. Perfect for every moment of early motherhood — from the late-night feedings, stroller walks in the park, sweet snuggles, screaming struggles, and everything in between — this podcast invites you to meet with the Lord and seek refuge from the chaos while making prayer a vital part of your motherhood journey.

Podcasts:

 Encore Episode: When You're Awake and Alone | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:05:05

"There have been nights when I have felt alone while nursing in quiet in the dark. My husband is sound asleep, the dog is sound asleep, all of my friends and family are sound asleep, everyone on social media is asleep, and yet here I am. Awake and alone. Tending to my baby. These moments are hidden from the world. Its just her and I. And it can be tempting to feel isolated and unnoticed. Maybe this sounds all too familiar to you right now. Maybe you're still in the thick of things with me, waking up far more often than you'd like, taking care of your little one while the rest of the world remains oblivious..." Press play to hear more. Scripture Referenced: Psalm 139:1-3, 7-10 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're Fighting for Joy | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:06:27

“I’m lacking joy these days. I can feel it. Waves of irritation and frustration and sorrow even wash over me when I least expect it. When I’m in the car with a screaming baby for twenty straight minutes. When I’m watching my toddler deliberately disobey me. When my husband forgets something I asked him to do. When my to do list just keeps getting longer and longer. There have been days where I’ve just felt lost. Even a little empty. Being a wife and mom requires so much of me. I’m always giving. Always serving. Always being poured out. And I reach a point where I just don’t want to give anymore. Do you ever feel this way?” Press play to hear more. Scripture Referenced: James 1:2-3 Psalm 103:1-4 John 10:10 Hebrews 12:2 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 the To Do List Never Ends | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:05:12

“I don’t know about you, but I tend to pile way more onto my to do list than is feasibly possible for me to do in any single day. When evening rolls around, my list usually still has so many items not checked off that I end up having to carry those things over into the next day, creating a never-ending problem of having too much on my plate. And that’s when the anxiety starts to kick in and I all of a sudden go from being Supermom to Super Angry Mom. Because all I see is what’s left to do and it leaves me feeling overwhelmed…” Press play to hear more. Scripture Referenced: Luke 10:38-42 Matthew 6:31-33 Colossians 3:23 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 Don't See the Reward | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:07:02

“To tell you the truth, I was angry at the Lord — angry that this is my life now and sometimes it feels like he’s nowhere to be found. I didn’t have these kids just to make me happy. I had these kids because I thought that this was a calling he had put on my life that would be used to bring him glory. I thought that this was going to be a partnership between him and I, that every day spent loving these kids was going to be rewarding because I was doing it WITH him and FOR him. But lately it doesn’t feel like that’s the way it is…” Press play to hear more. Scripture Referenced: James 1:12 Colossians 3:23-24 Galatians 6:9 Matthew 16:27 Luke 6:35 1 Corinthians 15:58 Psalm 127:3 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!

 Special Episode: Let's Talk About Sex, Baby | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:19:30

Today’s episode is a special one because it features my husband Grant as we have a conversation on a topic that’s been a pretty big deal to us the past two years: sex after kids. In this episode we share how our sex life has changed since having kids and the struggles we’ve faced, as well as how we’ve overcome those struggles and gotten to where we are today. We give our best advice for couples while approaching this topic from a biblical perspective because we believe that pursuing a healthy, thriving sex life should be important to every husband and wife and is very much a priority for God, too. So whether your sex life is nonexistent or alive and well, we hope this conversation is an encouragement to you! Scripture Referenced: John 10:10 Ephesians 5:28 1 Corinthians 7:4-5 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 Your Marriage is Struggling | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:06:35

“Nothing about having a baby was more shocking to me than how much my marriage struggled afterwards. When my eldest was born I felt like I went from my husband being my whole world to my daughter being my whole world — and he could tell the difference too. I didn’t want to touch or kiss or even hug. I didn’t care about his work stories or whatever news he had read on the internet. I wasn’t interested in going on dates or even sharing the same bed. The hormones and adjustments I was going through made me more emotional than usual. More angry. More mean. And when my husband realized that nothing he was doing made things any better, he became angry and mean, too. Until it eventually felt like we were nothing more than roommates — roommates who just so happened to share the amazing gift of raising this beautiful baby girl…” Press play to hear more. Scripture Referenced: 2 Peter 1:3 Romans 6:6-7, 11-14 Hebrews 4:15-16 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're Filled With Regret | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:04:08

"Today I yelled at my toddler in the middle of the grocery store and snapped at my husband for what feels like the hundredth time this week. I knew I wasn’t treating them right but I was so angry in the moment that I didn’t even care. It wasn’t until I was alone later on in the day, nursing my newborn to sleep in a dimly lit room with nothing to hear but my own thoughts that I began to feel regret and sorrow over what I had done. Why am I such an angry mom? Why am I an ungrateful wife? Why do I sometimes treat my family so poorly and forget how amazing and beautiful they are?" Press play to hear more. Scripture Referenced: 2 Corinthians 7:10 John 10:10 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 Just Want to Check Out | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:05:17

"I have a confession to make. I’m a habitual Netflix bingewatcher. It started when I was working my way through college and felt completely overwhelmed by everything on my plate, then it continued when I graduated and was both a newlywed and pregnant with no job. And then when I had my first daughter, not only did things not change, but they actually got worse! I was spending so much time breastfeeding, staying home with the baby, and staying up through the night that I continued to rely on Netflix and to an even more unhealthy degree.  But then things started getting better. After months of feeling distant from God, I finally decided to turn off the TV and to begin pursuing time with him and other healthier things..." Press play to hear more. Scripture Referenced: Ephesians 6:10-12 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're Struggling to Sit Down With God | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:06:29

"I used to be able to sit down and have my quiet time with God for hours. Devotionals, Bible study books, journaling, a hot cup of coffee. I absolutely loved my mornings with the Lord, and I couldn’t imagine not having them. But then I had a baby, and then another one, and now I’m in this crazy season of two under two and that picture perfect "quiet time" feels like the furthest thing from attainable.  At some point in my motherhood journey I was finally forced to put away my Bible, journal, and mile-long prayer list and reconsider what I thought was necessary for God to want to be a part of my life. I quit trying to have that ideal quiet time. And what I found was that I had been putting my relationship with the Lord in this box and that there was so much more to be discovered..." Press play to hear more. Scripture Referenced: Galatians 5:1 Matthew 11:28-30 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 Didn't Get the Birth You Wanted | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:08:48

“I just didn’t understand why the labor was the way it was. At the time I honestly believed that because things didn’t go my way, God must not have been on my side. But now, three months later, I see things differently and I realize that not only was he on my side, but he was by my side every step of the way. And mama, today I want you to know that he was by your side every step of the way through your little one’s birth too. I don’t know your birth story. It may be similar to mine or completely different. But maybe you, like me, know what it’s like to feel disappointment, sorrow, or anger because you didn’t have the birth you expected or hoped to have…” Press play to hear more. Scripture Referenced: 2 Corinthians 5:1-5 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 Links Mentioned: James’ birth story 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!

 Season Two Finale | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:13:42

It’s the end of another season, both for this podcast and for our family. With our second baby’s due date fast approaching, I felt like this would be the perfect time to wrap up Season Two. But don’t worry — my goal is to take some time away to focus on family and get my bearings and then to come back with some fresh, new material for you mamas sometime this summer! If you have been enjoying this podcast, would you please do me a favor? One of the best ways to help other mamas discover Soul Care for the New Mom is to leave a review in iTunes. It would mean so much to me if you’d take just a couple of minutes to do this today. Not only does this help promote the show, but it also is a huge encouragement to me! Thank you so much for listening and following along with me on my motherhood journey! To stay updated on things and see more of what Soul Care for the New Mom has to offer, be sure to visit the Soul Care for the New Mom website, as well as follow Soul Care for the New Mom on Instagram.

 When You're Caught in the Comparison Trap | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:07:48

"I think it’s safe to say we all feel the temptation to compare. With social media constantly in our faces, we're taking in countless messages about what motherhood could look like or ought to look like and sometimes this has a way of highlighting our own failures, differences, and inadequacies. We see skinny, active, healthy moms and well-balanced, organized, have-it-all together moms and vulnerable, bold, authentic moms, and moms who are just killing it with their side hustles as they walk in their gifts and talents and pursue their dreams. Sometimes it can be so inspiring and motivating to see these moms at their best. We think to ourselves, 'maybe I can be that, too.' But then there are times when it’s discouraging, even deflating, because we know we are so far from where they are, where we wish we could be..." Press play to hear more. For more content and information, visit Soul Care for the New Mom. Follow Soul Care for the New Mom on Instagram.

 When You Hate Your Postpartum Body | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:09:56

"I think there was a past naive version of many of us that liked to believe that we would be accepting of our postpartum bodies, that we would simply marvel at how it carried our sweet babies and nourished them both in the womb and beyond. We told ourselves that there would be no pressure to get the weight off, that we would give ourselves grace for the changes our bodies would endure.  But if you're like me, your postpartum body lost most of its luster sometime after the 'fourth trimester.' Now it’s difficult to accept this is really how you look, how you fit, and how you jiggle. You feel hopeless and defeated. And at the same time, guilty. Because you expected better from yourself. You thought you'd rock your new body with confidence — if not for your sake, then for your someday adolescent daughters. But now you just want to hide away, go back in time to the smaller version of yourself that you had even once thought could lose a few pounds. If only we knew then how good we had it, right?..." Press play to hear more. For more content and information, visit Soul Care for the New Mom. Follow Soul Care for the New Mom on Instagram.

 When You Don't Know How to Balance it All | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:11:06

"Last week I sent out a message to many of my Instagram followers with the question, what’s the biggest challenge you’re facing in this season as a mom? And hands down the most popular response was about the mom guilt that comes from not knowing how to balance it all — motherhood, marriage, housework, pursuing a career, or chasing after a dream or passion. And I completely resonated with this answer. It’s so difficult to know what the right balance is and how to do what’s best for the family while maintaining a functioning household and without compromising your own needs and desires too. No matter how hard we try, a lot of us feel like we’re falling short in at least one area, if not several. And that’s where the mom guilt comes in..." Press play to hear more.

 When the Future is Uncertain | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:06:29

"When I think about the uncertainty of the future, several things come to mind. Our sweet friends who have just begun fostering and have already experienced the ups and downs of taking in kids and then watching them go. The moms I've reached out to on Instagram who have asked for prayer for their financial situation because money is tight. My friend with a two year old who has daily seizures and has doctors still trying to figure out the right medication to give and whether it could worsen as time goes on. And I also think of me as I'm getting ready to have my second baby. I have no idea of what our lives will look like with two kiddos under the age of two and there's several unknowns, like how my husband's work schedule may change around that time and whether I'll face the same battle with postpartum rage as I did before. Even questions like, will I still feel confident and able to make it out of the house every day, has me worried and nervous..." Press play to hear more. For more content and information, visit Soul Care for the New Mom. Follow Soul Care for the New Mom on Instagram.

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