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Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 33

Goodbye, Perfect! A Show for Moms

with guest Crystal Paine

Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | July 18th, 2017 | 49 min

Social media feeds are full of “picture-perfect” parents, kids, and meals. Here is how to combat the comparison game and eradicate the perils of perfection.

Crystal Paine

Today's Guest(s)

Crystal Paine is the founder of MoneySavingMom.com, host of The Crystal Paine Show podcast, New York Times bestselling author of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode and author of Money-Making Mom. Her desire is to help women with more joy, purpose and intention in their everyday lives. Her passions are helping women understand how the Gospel can radically transform lives, raising awareness for foster care, finding deals at the grocery store, heartfelt conversations and reading too many books at once!

https://moneysavingmom.com/

EPISODE NOTES

From Facebook to Instagram to Twitter, your social media feeds are full of “picture perfect” parents, kids, and meals. There’s a lot of pressure in the world today to have the perfect family, perfect children, and show the world just how perfect your life looks. Dr. Meg’s conversation with Crystal Paine, the “Money Saving Mom” blogger, helps you tell perfect, “GOODBYE!” Their conversation revolves around the pressure moms feel to get it all right, and they also talk about how to avoid feeling like you’re not good enough. Dr. Meg shares her three points to ponder that you can start using right away along with a question about how to deal with a mother-in-law that gives too many gifts at Christmas. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

0:00 – AD – GO GO SQUEEZE

Tastiness is the number 1 reason kids choose a snack. With GoGo squeeZ, you get an all-natural, 100% fruit with no artificial anything! GoGo squeeZ comes in a squeezable pouch so kids can enjoy it anywhere. There are many fruit blends to enjoy, and even some that have Fruit and Veggiez, you’re kids are going to love it!!

1:19 – 1 MILLION DOWNLOADS

Dave Ramsey congratulates Dr. Meg on the milestone of 1 million downloads, and Dr. Meg thanks you, the listener, for helping start a parenting movement that’s changing the lives of great kids across the country!

2:37 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Goodbye, Perfect! A Great Show for Moms”. She also teases her conversation with Crystal Paine, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a mom about how to deal with a mother-in-law that gives too many gifts at Christmas.

4:08 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about saying “goodbye” to always trying to achieve “perfect”!

8:54 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg’s new book, HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need is available NOW! Many of us know that Dr. Meg has a passion about the relationship between children and their fathers. Regardless of your situation in life, whether you’re married, divorced, widowed, or a step-father, the book HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need will show you how and why you should strive to be a hero father and the impact your presence and involvement has on your children. Go to HeroDadBook.com and order your copy today along with a great gift bundle perfect for Father’s Day, birthdays, or any occasion.

10:10 – A CONVERSATION WITH CRYSTAL PAINE (PART 1)

Dr. Meg welcomes Crystal Paine, blogger on the website MoneySavingMom.com, who encourages being intentional in finances, family, and business. They talk about the pressures moms face on social media and elsewhere of looking perfect and being perfect. The discuss ways to minimize that pressure and eliminate the feeling of not being “good enough”!

26:48 – AD – BARKBOX

BarkBox is a monthly delivery of all-natural treats and super fun toys curated to match your dog’s unique needs. Each box is centered around a variety of themes designed to keep your dogs engaged, interested, and happy! Visit barkbox.com/PARENTING and get a FREE EXTRA MONTH of BarkBox when you subscribe to a 6 or 12 month plan!

28:12 – AD – THIRDLOVE

Stop tugging at your bra straps and second-guessing your size. It’s time to put fit first with ThirdLove. ThirdLove uses women’s actual measurements and memory foam to create bras that fit better and are more comfortable. They offer sizes from double-A to G. Go to ThirdLove.com/MEG now to get your perfect ThirdLove bra and try it for 30 days for free, just pay $2.99 shipping!

29:18 – A CONVERSATION WITH CRYSTAL PAINE (PART 2)

Dr. Meg welcomes Crystal Paine, blogger on the website MoneySavingMom.com, who encourages being intentional in finances, family, and business. They talk about the pressures moms face on social media and elsewhere of looking perfect and being perfect. The discuss ways to minimize that pressure and eliminate the feeling of not being “good enough”!

43:12 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Diane about how to deal with a mother-in-law that gives too many gifts at Christmas.

48:05 – PARENT PEP RALLY

48:48 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 33, Goodbye, Perfect! A Great Show for Moms!

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