WPR061: An Inside Look at My Marriage with Joey Argenal

WPR061: An Inside Look at My Marriage with Joey Argenal

Episode Summary:

My sweet hubby and I are celebrating six years of marriage this week! I invited Joey onto the show to share a sneak peek into the realities of our life together. We go on a trip down memory lane, and talk about the biggest milestones of our marriage so far. 

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/61

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

WPR002: My “I Can’t Do This Anymore” Working Mom Moment

Deliberate Life Challenge

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource helps burned out working parents optimize their time, improve their relationships and escape survival mode for good.

Welcome to the Working Parent Resource Podcast. This podcast is all about helping burned out working parents escape survival mode by becoming more intentional at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Together we explore fundamental principles of psychology, the latest research on subjects such as happiness, productivity, mindfulness and relationships, and we hear personal stories that are all designed to help you become the best version of yourself in a noisy and demanding world. Let’s break down the overwhelm together so you can create a more deliberate and fulfilling lifestyle on YOUR terms.

Sarah Argenal is the Founder and CEO of the Working Parent Resource and Host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast. She has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development and is a Certified Professional Coach with 20 years of experience in psychotherapy, coaching, college-level instruction, program development, and project management. Sarah lives with her husband and two little boys in San Diego, California. 

You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Deliberate Life Challenge, a series of free monthly experiences to help burned out working parents reduce stress, maximize their time and become more intentional in every area of their lives in 2018.  This is an ongoing challenge, so you can join in anytime. Click here for details and to sign up: http://deliberatelifechallenge.com.

Reminders:

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WPR060: Managing Tricky Child Development Milestones with Julia Pappas (Part 2)

WPR060: Managing Tricky Child Development Milestones with Julia Pappas (Part 2)

Episode Summary:

This is part two of our two-part series about child development. As I mentioned in the last episode, there are a lot of times when I’m struggling with a certain type of behavior with my kids, and understanding what’s really going on with them developmentally has been SO helpful, so I wanted to pass that information along to you guys as well. If you haven’t already heard part 1 of this series, push pause and go back to listen to that part first. This part will make a lot more sense if you hear that first. So with that, let’s continue our conversation with Julia Pappas.

Julia Pappas is a Cognitive Psychologist, Parent Coach, and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She has over 15 years of experience working with parents and their children, and has particular expertise in child development, behavioral regulation, and learning needs. Julia believes in the power of parents to change the world by being the best resource, inspiration, and support they can be to their children. She empowers parents to own their mission, discover limiting beliefs and parenting blocks, and helps develop essential skills so that parents can have the most fulfilling years of their life while raising children.

(Editor’s Note: I inaccurately refer to Julia Pappas as a doctor in this episode. To clarify, Julia Pappas has her Advanced Graduate Studies degree, but has not earned a doctorate).

Show Notes: https://workingparentresource.com/60

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Julia Pappas Website

Minimum Viable Parenting Podcast with Julia Pappas

Julia Pappas Facebook

Julia Pappas Instagram

Julia Pappas Twitter

Julia Pappas LinkedIn

Erik Erikson: 8 Stages of Psychosocial Development

Working Parent Resource Library

Deliberate Life Challenge

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource:

Welcome to the Working Parent Resource Podcast. This podcast is all about helping burned out working parents escape survival mode by becoming more intentional at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Together we explore fundamental principles of psychology, the latest research on subjects such as happiness, productivity, mindfulness and relationships, and we hear personal stories that are all designed to help you become the best version of yourself in a noisy and demanding world. Let’s break down the overwhelm together so you can create a more deliberate and fulfilling lifestyle on YOUR terms.

Sarah Argenal is the Founder and CEO of the Working Parent Resource and Host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast. She has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development and is a Certified Professional Coach with 20 years of experience in psychotherapy, coaching, college-level instruction, program development, and project management. Sarah lives with her husband and two little boys in San Diego, California. 

You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Deliberate Life Challenge, a series of free monthly experiences to help burned out working parents reduce stress, maximize their time and become more intentional in every area of their lives in 2018.  This is an ongoing challenge, so you can join in anytime. Click here for details and to sign up: http://deliberatelifechallenge.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

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WPR059: Managing Tricky Child Development Milestones with Julia Pappas (Part 1)

WPR059: Managing Tricky Child Development Milestones with Julia Pappas (Part 1)

Episode Summary:

Today’s episode is the first in a two-part series, and it’s something I’ve been wanting to cover since before I started this podcast nearly two years ago. I’ve learned a lot over the last 20 years about childhood development, and now that I’m a mom I’ve noticed that a LOT of that information is incredibly helpful to know. There are so many situations where I would normally lose my cool with my kids, but since I have certain information about what’s REALLY going on with them, I’m able to address their behavior in a healthier and more effective way. I wanted to share some of these key pieces of information with you too. Hopefully knowing some of this will give you some insights that will help you know how to navigate those difficult moments with your kids. To help me dive even more into this topic, I’m excited to welcome Julia Pappas, an expert in child psychology and parent coaching.

Julia Pappas is a Cognitive Psychologist, Parent Coach, and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She has over 15 years of experience working with parents and their children, and has particular expertise in child development, behavioral regulation, and learning needs. Julia believes in the power of parents to change the world by being the best resource, inspiration, and support they can be to their children. She empowers parents to own their mission, discover limiting beliefs and parenting blocks, and helps develop essential skills so that parents can have the most fulfilling years of their life while raising children.

(Editor’s Note: I inaccurately refer to Julia Pappas as a doctor in this episode. To clarify, Julia Pappas has her Advanced Graduate Studies degree, but has not earned a doctorate).

Show Notes: https://workingparentresource.com/59

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Julia Pappas Website

Minimum Viable Parenting Podcast with Julia Pappas

Julia Pappas Facebook

Julia Pappas Instagram

Julia Pappas Twitter

Julia Pappas LinkedIn

Erik Erikson: 8 Stages of Psychosocial Development

Working Parent Resource Library

Deliberate Life Challenge

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource:

Welcome to the Working Parent Resource Podcast. This podcast is all about helping burned out working parents escape survival mode by becoming more intentional at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Together we explore fundamental principles of psychology, the latest research on subjects such as happiness, productivity, mindfulness and relationships, and we hear personal stories that are all designed to help you become the best version of yourself in a noisy and demanding world. Let’s break down the overwhelm together so you can create a more deliberate and fulfilling lifestyle on YOUR terms.

Sarah Argenal is the Founder and CEO of the Working Parent Resource and Host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast. She has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development and is a Certified Professional Coach with 20 years of experience in psychotherapy, coaching, college-level instruction, program development, and project management. Sarah lives with her husband and two little boys in San Diego, California. 

You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Deliberate Life Challenge, a series of free monthly experiences to help burned out working parents reduce stress, maximize their time and become more intentional in every area of their lives in 2018.  This is an ongoing challenge, so you can join in anytime. Click here for details and to sign up: http://deliberatelifechallenge.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

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WPR058: Pat Flynn Shares How He ‘Does It All’ as a Busy Working Dad

WPR058: Pat Flynn Shares How He ‘Does It All’ as a Busy Working Dad

Episode Summary:

I’ve known Pat Flynn for a couple of years now, and even before I met him one thing has always stood out to me about him: he juggles several very successful businesses, a popular podcast and YouTube channel, a community with tens of thousands of members, and still his most important priority is being an involved husband and father. We ask ambitious moms all the time “how do you do it?” but we never ask dads the same question. Well, today we’re asking Pat Flynn how he does it all.

Pat Flynn is a father, husband, and entrepreneur who lives and works in San Diego, CA. He owns several successful online businesses and is a professional blogger, keynote speaker, Wall Street Journal bestselling author, and host of the top-rated business podcast, The Smart Passive Income Podcast, which has earned over 30 million downloads, multiple awards and features in publications such as The New York Times and Forbes. He is also an advisor for LeadPages and other companies in the digital marketing arena.

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/58

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Pat Flynn Website

Smart Passive Income Podcast

Ask Pat Podcast

Pat Flynn YouTube

Pat Flynn Facebook

Pat Flynn Twitter

Let Go by Pat Flynn

Will It Fly? by Pat Flynn

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

WPR025: How to Kick Guilt to the Curb with Valerie Friedlander

How to Start a Podcast Guide by Pat Flynn

Smart from Scratch Course by Pat Flynn

Chris Ducker Website

Amy Porterfield Website

Working Parent Resource Library

Deliberate Life Challenge

Working Parent Resource Website 

About the Working Parent Resource:

Welcome to the Working Parent Resource Podcast. This podcast is all about helping burned out working parents escape survival mode by becoming more intentional at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Together we explore fundamental principles of psychology, the latest research on subjects such as happiness, productivity, mindfulness and relationships, and we hear personal stories that are all designed to help you become the best version of yourself in a noisy and demanding world. Let’s break down the overwhelm together so you can create a more deliberate and fulfilling lifestyle on YOUR terms.

Sarah Argenal is the Founder and CEO of the Working Parent Resource and Host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast. She has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development and is a Certified Professional Coach with 20 years of experience in psychotherapy, coaching, college-level instruction, program development, and project management. Sarah lives with her husband and two little boys in San Diego, California. 

You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Deliberate Life Challenge, a series of free monthly experiences to help burned out working parents reduce stress, maximize their time and become more intentional in every area of their lives in 2018.  This is an ongoing challenge, so you can join in anytime. Click here for details and to sign up: http://deliberatelifechallenge.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

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WPR057: The Difference Between a FULL Life and a Busy Life as a Parent

WPR057: The Difference Between a FULL Life and a Busy Life as a Parent

Episode Summary:

I don’t really know a parent out there these days whose life ISN’T filled to the brim with things to do. Everyone I talk to is “Crazy-Busy.” I think just about everyone who listens to this show is juggling some combination of work, building a business, usually a marriage or some other kind of serious romantic relationship, parenting your kids, friendships, hobbies, a lot of your kids have after-school activities, most of you are awesome and get in some type of exercise every week and you have to manage your household… there’s just a lot going on for the average working parent. And the pace of our society in general is so “go-go-go” that even if you haven’t filled your schedule with things to do, it can still feel like you’re living your life in hyper-speed.

I’ve noticed that as all of these things pile up though, we really start to feel like we’re living a BUSY life that’s not all that meaningful or enriching. So many working parents I talk to feel like they’re just going through the motions in their lives. They’re struggling to keep up with everything they HAVE to do, which leaves NO time for the things they WANT to do. Their health is failing. They frequently feel exhausted and resentful. They don’t feel all that connected to their spouse, and they feel like the time they spend with their kids is filled with distractions and chores and other meaningless activities. Most working parents I know these days feel like their life is one big fire drill.

If you’ve listened to any of the other episodes of this show, you’ve probably figured out by now that I don’t really buy into this message that being a working parent HAS to be overwhelming or frustrating or exhausting. I know for a fact that being a working parent can be FUN. It can be an ADVENTURE. It can be fulfilling and rewarding and meaningful. It will definitely hand you challenges from time to time, but if you pay attention, those challenges can help you grow into an even better version of yourself. Life doesn’t have to be awful as a working parent, and my main mission with the Working Parent Resource is to give you the tools you need to shift from that life of burnout to one where you feel really engaged and excited about what you’re doing everyday.

I’ve had a lot of great conversations here on this show about the small things you can do to get out of survival mode and create a more fulfilling life for yourself as a working parent. And I think those really practical, granular solutions are the key to making big shifts in our lives. That’s important to cover. But today I wanted to take a step back and look at this big picture concept of living a FULL life as a working parent, rather than just enduring a BUSY one.

So today I want to go through 11 things you should focus on to experience what I call “FULL PARENTHOOD” vs. BUSY PARENTHOOD. These are all things I’ve discovered to be really important parts of enjoying life as a working parent. So the more you can focus on doing these things, the more I think you’ll really treasure this time in your life. And whenever you feel like you’re struggling or you’re just stretched thin, try to check back in to see if you’re missing any of these things to get back on track.

Show Notes:  http://workingparentresource.com/57

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Working Parent Resource Library (NEW!)

Mompowerment by Suzanne Brown

The Mompowerment Guide to Work-Life Balance by Suzanne Brown

WPR003: How to Cut Back at Work Without Ruining Your Career with Suzanne Brown

Deliberate Life Challenge (Live Version)

Working Parent Resource Website

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource helps burned out working parents optimize their time, improve their relationships and escape survival mode for good.

Welcome to the Working Parent Resource Podcast. This podcast is all about helping burned out working parents escape survival mode by becoming more intentional at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Together we explore fundamental principles of psychology, the latest research on subjects such as happiness, productivity, mindfulness and relationships, and we hear personal stories that are all designed to help you become the best version of yourself in a noisy and demanding world. Let’s break down the overwhelm together so you can create a more deliberate and fulfilling lifestyle on YOUR terms.

Sarah Argenal is the Founder and CEO of the Working Parent Resource and Host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast. She has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development and is a Certified Professional Coach with 20 years of experience in psychotherapy, coaching, college-level instruction, program development, and project management. Sarah lives with her husband and two little boys in San Diego, California. 

You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Would you like to chat?

I love connecting with my audience, so I set aside a few hours every week to chat with the people who are listening. If you’re a working parent who’s struggling to create a more deliberate lifestyle, if you’re burned out from trying to juggle too many things, I would love to chat with you. Just click this link to get on my calendar. I’d love to chat!

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Deliberate Life Challenge, a series of free monthly experiences to help burned out working parents reduce stress, maximize their time and become more intentional in every area of their lives in 2018.  This is an ongoing challenge, so you can join in anytime. Click here for details and to sign up: http://deliberatelifechallenge.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

 

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