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Sep 12 2018

CTLP Episode 81- Mothering when You Feel Stretched Too Thin with Jessica Turner


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Show Notes-

This week on the Cultivating the Lovely podcast, MacKenzie Koppa talks with Jessica Turner, busy full-time working mom, blogger, speaker and writer. She is the author of the popular book The Fringe Hours, and today MacKenzie and Jessica discuss her newest book, Stretched Too Thin (releasing Sept. 18, 2018).

  • Why this book is not just for moms who work outside the home, but any mom
  • How Jessica came to write this second book
  • Balancing a job on top of your responsibilities as a mother
  • Jessica’s course that inspired the book, plus the pre-order bonuses
  • What it was like for Jessica to live in a stretching season while writing a book about it
  • Creating time for connection with our kids by being present with them


  • Tips for making the most of your time and being intentional
    • Being prepared for the coming day in advance
    • Teaching kids to be able to do some things for themselves
  • Being self-aware as mothers of how we are impacting our kids
  • How the book is formatted to help moms get quick ideas for making small changes that will have a big impact
  • The importance of adding beauty and things that reflect you and your family

Current Lovelies-

Jessica: regularly writing notes to friends to let them know they are appreciated

MacKenzie: living well into the new season of working while the kids are in school and being fully present when they are home

Resources Mentioned-


Stretched Too Thin

Born a Crime

I Am Pilgrim


Anne of Green Gables

Find Jessica-

You can find Jessica Turner on her website, You can also follow Jessica on these social media: FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest.

Find MacKenzie-

You can find MacKenzie Monroe on Instagram, Facebook, and the CTL Facebook Group, of course!

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