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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


  • 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


The Busy Mom with Heidi St. John

The Boss Mom Podcast with Dana Malstaff


Return to Me

Find Paula-

You can find Paula on her website,, 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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