Finding Joy in Motherhood, Janet Quinlan

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By: Janet Quinlan

Hi, I'm Janet Quinlan and this is Finding Joy in Motherhood - a podcast for Catholic women who are looking for practical tools and words of encouragement to create an orderly, joyful, faith & virtue driven home. I'll help you transform the sometimes "messy days of motherhood" into a journey of growth and fulfillment. I'll share tips to create mindset shifts that change the way you discipline your children, love your husband, and enjoy your day. This podcast is about coaching women to be the best woman God is calling her to be. I'm a former elementary school teacher and homeschooler...

Choosing the Life You Want
#85
Yesterday at 4:00 PM

What thoughts do you have that create joy and what thoughts do you have that create anxiety, stress, or discontent?

Do you approach your life with confidence or have you decided that you’ll never be enough or you’re stuck or a victim? 

Learning the skills of marriage, motherhood, and keeping a home are important, but whatever you think, will be your reality.

Choose your thoughts to serve you rather than enslave you.

Stop believing the past defines you and know that you have the power to define yourself now.

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For the Boys
#84
06/03/2021

Make sure to listen to the previous Episode 83 "What Your Daughter Needs" to give you the basics of what all your children need.  This episode is for the boy moms!


What Your Daughter Needs
#83
05/27/2021


The Husband Manual
#82
05/13/2021

On our wedding day, many of us came to our marriage with expectations – our book of instructions for our husband about the kind of husband he is supposed to be -what he is supposed to think, do, and say:  The Husband Manual.


Reimagine Your Motherhood
#81
05/06/2021

Uncover and choose the thoughts that will empower you with positive feelings so that you can work towards creating the motherhood you have always dreamed of with confidence rather than with feelings of defeat.


What Your Teen Needs
#80
04/29/2021


Why Do You Feel the Way You Do?
#79
04/21/2021

Did you know that your feelings come directly from your thoughts?

They don’t come from what someone else did or didn’t do to you.

They don’t come from what your parents said to you many years ago.

They come from what you think about the actions or words of another.

If you want to enjoy positive, happy feelings create thoughts that bring those feelings.


The Why and How of Life
#78
04/20/2021


Monday Mindset - Creating Joy
#77
04/19/2021


Guilt and Worry
#76
04/16/2021


How to Argue with Your Husband
#75
04/15/2021


Your Husband is Not God
#74
04/14/2021


Words Matter
#73
04/13/2021


Monday Mindset: Life is a Mosaic
#72
04/12/2021


The Quarterly Sprint
#71
04/09/2021


Key Elements to Creating a Happy Home
#70
04/08/2021


Parenting 101
#69
04/07/2021


4 Keys to Effective Communication with Your Family
#68
04/06/2021


Monday Mindset: Choosing to Live Interior Peace
#67
04/05/2021


Take Up Your Cross
#66
04/02/2021


The Strength of Women
#65
04/01/2021


Teaching Manners
#64
03/31/2021


Marriage is About Becoming
#63
03/30/2021


Monday Mindset - Living with Intention
#62
03/29/2021


Human Interaction
#61
03/26/2021


Freeing Yourself from Mom Guilt
#60
03/25/2021

Don’t let yourself be a victim of the world and its arbitrary expectations.  Resist the temptation to judge yourself according to other people’s standards and fall victim to mom guilt.

 Ask God to help you do your best, love your best, and live His will for you the best you can.  He loves you, your husband, and your children more than you do.  He will give you all that you need to love them, care for them, and find your generous spirit in your motherhood. 


Sibling Arguments
#59
03/24/2021

Sibling Arguments don't have to result in full blown hate speak and physical violence.  People who live together will always disagree from time to time.  As parents, our job is to teach our children how to disagree with respect for their sibling.


Spring Cleaning Your Soul
#58
03/23/2021

St Josemaria says that you can tell a great deal about the state of one’s soul by looking in her closet.


The Past Doesn't Define You
#57
03/22/2021


Encouraging Respect and Affection for Dads
#56
03/19/2021


Three Tools to Create the Life you Love
#55
03/18/2021

Whether we’re talking about our relationship with our spouse, the way we parent, or the how we keep our home, in order to be effective we need to attend to 3 tools in our lives.


Children with Integrity
#54
03/17/2021

CS Lewis said, “Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.”


Mary Our Model of Trust
#53
03/16/2021

During this time of Lent, I often think about Jesus’ mother, Mary.  I think about the conflicting thoughts and feelings she must have had about His life.

Sometimes, it’s hard to identify with the suffering of Jesus because it is just so much. But surely as women we can identify with empathy and compassion, the suffering of His mother.


Reading and Bonding
#52
03/15/2021

Give an emotional boost to your children and to you and commit to reading together every day.


Thoughts and Truth
03/12/2021


Freezer Meals are the Answer
#50
03/11/2021

Freezer Meals are the greatest invention to save time, money, and your sanity!


Seek to Forgive
#49
03/10/2021

Not forgiving someone doesn’t punish them, it punishes us.

 


Don't Deny Your Genius
#48
03/09/2021

Our gifts are super powers.  When we use them for the good the potential for change is unlimited.

 

 


The Spirit of Detachment
#47
03/08/2021

The spirit of detachment doesn’t mean that we don’t care about our life or the people in it, it simply means that we don’t depend on the exteriors of our life for our happiness.


What is the One Thing?
#46
03/05/2021

We try to do EVERYTHING everyday and often that leaves us with getting nothing done because we’ve given into the feeling of overwhelm, and procrastinated the day away.

Decide the night before what the one thing is that you must do the next day to feel like a success.