The Marriage & Motherhood Podcast: How To Manage Mom Rage with Alison Ryan

Motherhood can get the best of us. While it can be very rewarding, it can also have us feel our FULL range of emotions, including anger and rage.

In this week's episode of The Marriage & Motherhood Podcast, I interviewed Alison Ryan.

Alison is a Mama Mentor and Personal Coach who supports other moms heal rage and anger with her 1:1 Coaching. She is known to help others find their power and take action so they can live a life that feels good to them.

In this episode Alison and I talk about: 

-Why it's important to love yourself most

-How to allow yourself grace during periods of anger and rage

-Ways to check in with yourself daily to make sure you are being taken care of

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The Marriage & Motherhood Podcast: Never Go To Bed Angry

How often have you gotten the advice to not go to bed angry once you got married?

 In this week's episode of The Marriage & Motherhood Podcast, I share:

  • Why the age old advice "never go to bed angry" exists
  • The pros and cons of not going to bed angry
  • What to do if you're still angry at bedtime

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The Marriage & Motherhood Podcast: How Your Need For Control Is Sabotaging Your Partnership

marriage personal growth Jan 22, 2023

Control can make us feel safe, especially for those who identify with being a Type A go getting woman. But have you started noticing how your need for control has been affecting your marriage?

In this week's episode of The Marriage & Motherhood Podcast, I share:

  • How to grow awareness of where control shows up for you
  • Ways to stop micromanaging and be a resource for your partner instead
  • How you can get on the same page with your vision for how you want life to be like

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The Marriage & Motherhood Podcast: Time Management Tips for Moms with Marisa Lonic

motherhood self care Jan 21, 2023

Has motherhood been nothing but overwhelm and burnout for you?

Listen to learn what small changes you can make so you can get some of your time and energy back!

In this week's episode of The Marriage & Motherhood Podcast, I interviewed Marisa Lonic from Mama Work It.

Marisa Lonic is a keynote speaker, life & business coach, 3x author, top-rated podcast host and the founder of Mama Work It. She helps busy women juggling mom life, work life, wife life, fill in the blank life go from overwhelmed to empowered. When she’s not helping moms slay the day, you can find her cooking, running (ok fine - walking/running), and hanging out with the five amazing guys she calls family.

In this interview, Marisa shares:

  • What time momagement is
  • A perspective shift on time
  • Multitasking tips

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Ep. 11 Why You Aren't Getting the Quality Time You Want with Your Spouse

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This blog post was inspired by a post that I made inside of my Facebook group, if you're not in there already go in there. It's called Marriage & Motherhood. In that post, I asked the ladies, what are you craving most in your marriage right now? About 80% of them said quality time. I want to dive into that a little bit about why that tends to be the most common answer other than better communication when it comes to your marriage after having kids. 

When we have kids, not only do we birth a child, we as women go through a huge transformation.

We become mothers the second that we're pregnant, we care about the baby, and their well-being and do all the things that we need to do to make sure that they’re healthy. After they’re born, you now have tunnel vision, all you can do is focus on how to support this baby developmentally, physically, feeding them, changing their diapers, and mentally...

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Ep. 10 How Present Are You?

 

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How present you are has a large impact on your life and your marriage

Before I started working on myself, it was really hard to be present. Now, I’m able to be in the moment and soak up everything that is there to experience. Even for something as simple as going on a walk and noticing how green the leaves are, noticing how the sun feels on your skin, how the wind feels, the flowers that you walk past, and just being there. Not just focusing on your destination and just walking.

When you’re not present with your partner, you're on your phone or maybe you're checked out and you're not really with them at that moment. Same with your kids, you may be sitting with them and they're playing, but you’re somewhere else. Your body is there, but your mind and your energy are not there. That's how I know when I'm not present. When I feel like I'm in a hurry all the time. I'm irritable, focusing on...

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Ep. 9 Why Conflict is Good for Your Marriage

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Conflict is actually good for your marriage.

I think a lot of you will probably agree with me on this, in that Disney movies, and all those fairy tales really ruined us in terms of how we define a happy marriage. Growing up, all the way up until probably the last five, or six years. My idea of a happy marriage did not involve conflict. It didn't involve arguments. I thought that if you argued that meant that your relationship was not healthy. Lo and behold, in my experience of conflict in my marriage earlier on and in my past relationships, there were a lot of conflicts. Anytime I got upset or annoyed or something didn't meet my needs, or I felt disappointed in some sense. There was conflict. That led to a lot of different beliefs from me, in my head, my lovely mind. It created a lot of drama for me. Beliefs, like, “Oh, I'll never find someone who fully gets me.” It was just a lot of back and forth a lot of...

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Ep. 8 Who Is Responsible for Your Happiness?

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Who is responsible for your happiness?

I don't know about you, but I thought whoever I was dating was responsible for my happiness. In fact, I used to pride myself in being this super chill, low-maintenance kind of girlfriend or partner, and when anniversaries roll around, or any kind of thing to celebrate, Valentine's day anniversary, birthdays, you name it, I would get upset. I would get upset for not having my expectations met. Expectations that I never shared, by the way, because I wanted to be this other version of a person. That was not true to who I was and what I wanted. I, for some reason, would judge people who needed this. Something that shows that that person was a big deal. I thought that if I wasn't like that, I was better, but I wasn't being honest with myself. 

I would get upset because they wouldn't do anything. Or they would just, get me a card, and then we go out to dinner. I would have this inner...

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Ep. 7 When You Don't Feel Supported by Your Partner

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Let's talk about what being a mom is like. 

It just comes with so many expectations. From society, from ourselves. We're expected to do all the cooking, cleaning, the child rearing, planning, and still holding a job. Then there's mom guilt. Where we grew up believing that taking care of ourselves was selfish. We've been taught to think of other people first, and ourselves last, if at all. The women before us, the generations before us wore selflessness as if it was a badge of honor. Self-sacrifice is not how I choose to live. I for damn sure, don't want my daughter to live this way either. Not only that, but the woman before us often complained about their husbands and how unhelpful they are. That kind of resentment runs deep, because I'm sure that they also heard that narrative growing up. I'm just curious, I wonder how many generations back that goes. It's almost like, you know, with storytelling, and how that gets...

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Ep. 6 How You Deal with Your Emotions Affects Your Marriage

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How is your marriage impacted by how you deal with emotions. 

How you deal with your emotions has such a huge impact, and for something that affects so much of your life, how you deal with your family, how you deal with your friends, work stuff, community, strangers, you interact with your marriage, and your kids. It's really surprising why we're not taught this in schools, why is that not a requirement? For students? Why are we not taught emotional awareness, emotional intelligence, and effective communication? Can you imagine if, if we grew up learning that not just from experience, but actually learning it? Can you imagine how much drama we could have avoided or prevented in our lives? From recess, and quarrels, to relationship challenges, that would fix a lot of drama in our lives. On the marriage front, imagine all the times you would have spent connecting instead of feeling disconnected and distraught. If I...

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