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Jan 9 2019

CTLP Episode 98- Finding Calm in the Chaos of Motherhood with Paula Whidden

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Show Notes-

This week on Cultivating the Lovely, host MacKenzie Koppa chats with Paula Whidden. Paul is an author, wife and mother, as well as pastor with a heart for women of all ages to know the Word and have a deep relationship with the Lord. She is also the host of the Bible Momming podcast. Today, MacKenzie and Paula discuss a variety of topics related to godly motherhood, including:

  • Trusting God and choosing joy and hope in motherhood
  • Being honest with God about our struggles 
  • Changing our perspective to see the positive things in life

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  • Helping our kids learn to take “no” for an answer and grow up to be responsible adults
  • Paula’s number one tip for creating calm in the midst of chaos: “Be still and know that He is God.”
  • The value of making time for stillness and quiet in your day
  • Recognizing our limitations and strengths as mothers and letting go of unreasonable expectations
  • The danger of basing our ideals off stereotypes
  • Accepting outside help and supporting others who have influence in our children’s lives

Current Lovelies

Paula: seeking out time to be really present and talking with her daughters and knowing them

MacKenzie: organizing her reading life and making goals for reading each month

Resources Mentioned

Podcasts:

The Busy Mom with Heidi St. John

The Boss Mom Podcast with Dana Malstaff

Movies:

Return to Me

Find Paula-

You can find Paula on her website, BibleMomming.com, and listen to her podcast of the same name. You can also follow Paula on the following social media: Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Find MacKenzie-

You can find MacKenzie Koppa on Instagram, Facebook, and the CTL Facebook Group, of course! You can also listen to her family-friendly podcast The Same Page!

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