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Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 72

Stretched Too Thin

with guest Jessica Turner

Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | January 29th, 2019 | 52 min

Let’s talk about the real secret to active and energized parenting: self-care.

Today's Guest(s)

“I encourage busy moms to thrive.”Jessica Turner is an award-winning marketing professional and mom of three. Jessica is also the founder of the popular lifestyle blog The Mom Creative, whose viral post Moms, Put on That Swimsuit inspired millions of moms to get in the water with their kids. She is also the author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You and the highly-anticipated forthcoming book Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose the Guilt, Work Smarter, and Thrive.

https://www.themomcreative.com/

EPISODE NOTES

When you’re a working mom, it always seems like there’s something you feel like you need to be doing. Whether it’s for your career, your kids, or for your social life, it’s easy to commit to too many things and not have enough left over at the end of the day to take care of yourself. In today’s episode, Dr. Meg sits down with Jessica Turner, author of the book Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose The Guilt, Work Smarter, And Thrive. They talk about different strategies for self-care so that there’s enough mom to go around! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers listener questions from a mom about her 13-year-old son’s dislike of his 11-year-old sister and a mom that is struggling with her relationship with her 13-year-old daughter. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

0:00 – AD – PHIL IN THE BLANKS

Dr. Phil has a new podcast called Phil in the Blanks. You know Dr. Phil, one of Oprah’s most famous friends and frequent collaborators, and his TV show still has a huge impact! Phil in the Blanks shows you a whole new side of Dr. Phil. These are all new, no-holds-barred conversations – Dr. Phil loves trying to figure out what makes people tick and really gets his guests to open up. He interviews celebrities like Vivica A. Fox, Kathy Bates, and Steve Harvey, plus expert neurosurgeons and lie-spotters. Listen to Phil in the Blanks in your favorite podcast app and make sure to subscribe!

1:21 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Stretched Too Thin.” She also teases her conversation with Jessica Turner and her points to ponder.

2:32 – PARENTING RESOURCES

If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!

3:18 – A CONVERSATION WITH JESSICA TURNER (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Jessica Turner and talk about her book Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose The Guilt, Work Smarter, And Thrive. They also talk about different strategies for self-care so that there’s enough mom to go around!

20:12 – AD – MILK LIFE

Do you ever wonder if your kids are getting all the nutrition they need? One simple way to help – 3 servings of dairy milk per day. out of 2 kids don’t get enough Calcium, Vitamin D, or Potassium. Milk is one of the best sources for these essential nutrients. The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages dairy milk at most meals, and water in between. Help give your kids the nutrition they need and serve milk at meal time. To learn more, visit pourmoremilk.com!

21:56 – AD – BEAUTY BY DESIGN

Whether you’re on a first date or at a job interview, you want to look your best. That starts with your skin. Here’s how Beauty By Design works: Take a quick skin survey, snap a selfie, and voila! For a small diagnosis fee, an esthetician will curate a personalized skincare routine specifically for you, your skin, and your concerns. Beauty By Design has over 100 products and 250+ natural performance ingredients that are vegan, cruelty-free, and Paraben-free and Sulfate-free. To experience THE WORLD’S MOST PERSONALIZED skincare go to BeautyByDesign.com/Meg and use promo code MEG to get 20% off your first purchase!

23:43 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/meg now to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!

25:12 – A CONVERSATION WITH JESSICA TURNER (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Jessica Turner and talk about her book Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose The Guilt, Work Smarter, And Thrive. They also talk about different strategies for self-care so that there’s enough mom to go around!

38:58 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about being stretched too thin.

42:22 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In today’s episode, Dr. Meg answers a question from Rayna about her 13-year-old son’s dislike of his 11-year-old sister and Leena about her struggle with her relationship with her 13-year-old daughter.

50:28 – PARENT PEP RALLY

51:07 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 72, Stretched Too Thin and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FIVE MILLION downloads!

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