The Mother Like a Boss Podcast

By Kendra Hennessy

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shea mercke
 Aug 3, 2019
I love this podcast. Kendra speaks to her audience like only a best friend can. She gives you the truth even if it can sting but only to help you be a better person, a better mom. I love her honesty and mission of positivity.

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It's ok, you can admit it. Sometimes motherhood seems less like the sweetness of a Pamper's commercial and more like a scene out of Jaws. Here at the Mother Like a Boss Podcast, we dive into the good, the bad and the ugly of motherhood and modern homemaking, with honest conversations, tips, strategies and tools.

Episode Date
How I use the phrase "Just for today" to build my BEST habits
09:47

When the habits you’re trying to build seem difficult and unattainable, I have a phrase that will change everything.

Just. For. Today.

In this mini episode, I’m going to let you know why this phrase has completely shifted my mindset and helped me create better routines and habits that are easier than ever to stick with.

May 17, 2022
How to promote teamwork at home
29:28

They say teamwork makes the dream work, but what creates teamwork?

Creating a culture of teamwork is a top priority for many families, but the question is “Where do I start? How do I promote this in my own home?”

Today’s episode is a deep dive into how to define teamwork in your family and how to get started with getting your family on board no matter what season you’re in now.

May 10, 2022
Everything I would teach my teenage self about adulting 101
29:01

If I could turn back time, I’d tell myself a lot.

I’d teach my younger self all the things I learned the hard way so she didn’t have to.

Most of all, I’d show her grace and compassion so she could enter adulthood feeling prepared without worrying about being perfect.

Today’s episode is dedicated to the everything I’d teach my younger self about adulting.

May 03, 2022
On-air coaching with Robin to help her prioritize in her new season of life
01:03:11

On air coaching is back and I'm so excited to share this episode with you.

Robin Prudhoe is a busy lady with older kids in a different season of her life that demands more of her than she anticipated. In this episode, we talk through simple ways for her to get started with prioritizing her schedule and getting tasks done without becoming overwhelmed.

Apr 28, 2022
The power of 5 minutes at a time
26:24

This is my favorite concept and truly the backbone of everything Mother Like a Boss.

Today we’re talking about how to use the power of momentum and 5 minutes at a time to get things done without exhausting yourself. 

Apr 26, 2022
Why it's so hard to stay organized (and how to change that)
35:26

You ever spend the entire weekend organizing your bedroom closet only to have it back to the way it was in a month?

We talk a lot of lip service in the organizing niche about "getting organized" but what about staying that way? Really, it's all about systems. So let's talk about how to create simple, sustainable systems in your life that you can keep up with.

Apr 19, 2022
The real issue with how we view time in our society
26:51

As a time travel enthusiast (read: nerd) I love talking about the ways we view time in our society. We see it as linear and as something we have no control over. The truth is, time (as we know it) is a made up concept that we have far more control over than we think. 

It all starts with changing our relationship with time and today we're going to talk about how to get started so we can unbusy our lives. 

Apr 12, 2022
Let's talk about why we attach our worth to productivity (and how to stop!)
40:27
Productivity has nothing to do with our innate worth, but that doesn't stop us from making that leap and letting it hold us back.

In mom culture, there is an overwhelming attachment from how much we get done to how worthy we feel and frankly, it has to stop. 

Today we're going to talk about where this comes from and how to end it.

Apr 05, 2022
How to find your modern homemaking style
20:48

Modern homemaking isn't just for one "type" of mom. It isn't even just for moms. Every person living in a home is by definition a homemaker. 

There are so many ways to run your home, schedule your routines and get things done, but where to start?

Today's episode is dedicated to helping you find your own personal homemaking style so you can cultivate a space that feels good for your family and your season. 

Mar 29, 2022
How to take your home back, finally!
31:27

"It's out of control!" 

It's how a lot of moms feel about our houses. With everything we're responsible for focusing on, it's easy for everything to feel out of control at home. I want to help you take your home back, finally and for good. 

Mar 22, 2022
Making home management easier in 2 weeks
34:10

The idea of home management is pretty overwhelming and aren't we all overwhelmed enough? 

I have a simple 2 week plan to help you manage your home without spending hours a day doing it (and even if you have no idea where to start!)

Mar 15, 2022
Let's talk routines for your mom type and season
16:49

Let's face it: one sized fits all routines don't work and they haven't for a long time. 

One of the reasons so many moms believe routines don't work for them is because they've been sold the belief that routines have to be rigid, have to look a certain way absolutely have to be done the same way every day until eternity. Wrong.

Whether you stay at home with your kids, work outside the home, own a business, work at home, work part time, or have grown children that don't even live at home anymore, let's talk about how to make simple, bite-sized routines work for your mom type and season. 

Mar 08, 2022
Knowing your mess threshold
34:29

A lot of things in life are highly subjective. Messes are one of those things. 

A mess to one person is perfectly acceptable and tidy to another. Clean to one person is dirty to another. 

As someone that ran a cleaning business for over a decade and served hundreds of clients, I can tell you that everyone has a very different threshold for messes. Knowing what yours is (and everyone else that lives in your house) can help you set routines that serve you and manage expectations of yourself and others. 

Mar 01, 2022
Celebrating the big 300th: My best friend interviews me!
01:03:16

The Mother Like a Boss™ podcast has reached a big milestone: 300 episodes!

To celebrate this incredible occasion (and celebrate every single one of you that has listened over the years) I'm bringing my best friend Erika Tebbens to the podcast to interview me. I'm answering questions submitted by our audience and students, and a few Erika is throwing in for good measure. 

Thanks to each and every one of you for supporting the show, sharing it with friends, subscribing and letting us know how it's changing your life. It's all for you, mama!

Feb 24, 2022
How to become proactive versus reactive
27:12

If you feel like you spend your life putting out fires, this episode is for you.

One of the greatest shifts I've made in my life, in my home and as a mother is becoming more proactive than I am reactive. Whether it's in my day to day routines or my mindset, I'm going to show you have to set yourself up for success so that you spend less time reacting to the moment. 

Feb 22, 2022
Dealing with other people's opinions on how to run your home
30:54
Opinions: everyone has them, about everything, all the time. 

When it comes to the inner workings of how you run your home, from bedtime rituals to how you plan your meals to the amount of screen time you allow your children, opinions are everywhere. The come from those we know and love, and those we've never met.

Today, let's talk about how to deal with those opinions, whose advice you should be listening to (spoiler: you get to CHOOSE) and how to finally live the way you want without worrying what anyone else has to say about it.

Feb 15, 2022
My journey of true self-acceptance
48:38

I've been putting this episode off for a while, but it was finally time to take it off the "maybe someday" list and record my feelings and thoughts. 

Just like most other women, my journey to self love and acceptance hasn't been easy. In fact, some days it's been downright grueling and heartbreaking.

But as my years pass, I've been able to embrace my truest self by allowing her to shine through. I hope that by sharing my story, someone will start their journey, too. 

Feb 08, 2022
Why the "Bite-Sized Homemaking" method is the one we all need
25:59

I love food and I love helping moms simplify their home management, so the idea of "bite-sized homemaking" is right up my alley.  In a world that continues to push the "go big or go home" narrative, we're turning the tables and doing things completely differently. The Mother Like a Boss™ way of doing homemaking is modern, simple and sustainable.  I'm going to break down what the bite-sized method is and why it works for all moms, no matter what season of motherhood you find yourself in right now. 

Feb 04, 2022
On air coaching to help Jennifer create routines when she's overwhelmed
43:10

On air coaching is back and I'm so excited to share this episode with you.

Jennifer Akins is a busy musician and a grandmother of a 7 month old that she takes care of often. In this episode, we talk through simple ways for her to get started decluttering and organizing her home and sticking to routines, even when she's completely overwhelmed.

Jan 31, 2022
The real reasons you feel like all you do is clean
29:18

"I feel like all I do is clean my house!" is one of the most comment complaints and struggles I hear from my followers, so if this is you mama, you are not alone.

The thing is, after cleaning hundreds of homes over an 11 year period, I know the real reasons that it takes you so long to clean and why you feel like it's all you do. The good news is I have a solution. The bad news is it's going to take a big mindset shift to make it happen. Are you ready?

Ready to cut your cleaning time in half?

Save your spot for How to clean your house in half the time for FREE here.

Jan 27, 2022
No, but really, what can we do about mom burn out?
35:05

I've always been a solution-oriented person, so nothing sticks in my craw quite like the fact that we discuss mom burn out constantly and yet have no real solutions to work through it.

What if we worked to stop burn out before it happened? Is that even possible? I'm going to share my thoughts and the simple solutions I've found to move me away from burn out and over to a place of peace and ease.

Jan 20, 2022
How self care without self love becomes self sabotage
25:17

You are deserving of all the self care in the world. You deserve to care for your needs, physical and otherwise. Something I discovered about myself recently was how often I use self care as a form of avoidance and ultimately self sabotage.

How does that work? Because I wasn't focused on truly loving myself, but with using stereotypical self care activities, like shopping as a way to avoidance deeper self care. After talking to my students, I've found I'm not alone, so let's chat about it.

Jan 13, 2022
22 things to toss and eliminate in your home and life this year
36:29

It's 2022 already. Happy New Year, mamas!

This is my favorite time of year to decluttering, purge and start fresh, but to start?

In honor of the new year, I'm giving you 22 things you get toss in right now in your home, in your schedule and in your life to make more room for what you want.

Jan 06, 2022
Making new habits stick with the tether method
19:16

We're at that famous time of the year when we start thinking about all the new habits we're going to create in the next week or so, making the next year "bigger and better than ever" only to have those new habits get lost in a pile of past intentions by January 25.

There is an easier way and it's what I call the tether method. It's not a new concept, but it's my particular way that has helped me tether my new habits to my old ones and pull them along. This is just what you need to stay consistent with those new routines and goals you're ready to crush in this new year.

Dec 23, 2021
Creating your best day with Shunta Grant
01:06:36

It's an absolute honor and privilege to introduce our podcast guest today, because not only is she a rockstar in the world of helping women live life with intention, she's also a supportive friend.

Shunta Grant is the creator of the Best Today® Guide and founder of Best Today® , a company that creates resources to help women take control of her most limited resource-- time. Shunta is on a mission to help women live lives of intention and does so through teaching them how to be proactive, intentional, self-aware and self-loving.

Shunta and I have a lot in common and a lot to say on the topics of time, productivity and consistency. This is an unmissable episode, friends.

Head to www.motherlikeaboss.com/podcast/289 for the full show notes and all of Shunta's links!

Dec 16, 2021
The very real rut of mom life
29:25

Raise your hand if mom life has had you feeling like you're stuck in a rut, like a car spinning its wheels and kicking up nothing but mud.

You are not alone. You are in good company. You are not a bad mom.

The very real monotony of life as a mom can have us feeling like we can't move forward, then guilty for feeling that way, then frustrated that we feel guilt and so on down the line. Let's talk about how we can honor and understand these feelings and get out of the rut as quickly and effortlessly as possible.

Dec 09, 2021
How to set and stick to holiday boundaries
24:51

It's the most wonderful time of the year...until it's not because you've over-scheduled yourself, said yes to things you swore you wouldn't and now feel like it's going to be the most stressful time of year, again.

What we need more of, ladies: boundaries! Let's talk about how to stick to holiday boundaries, whether they are with your family, your friends or with that most important person in your life: yourself!

Dec 02, 2021
How journaling has improved my life and how it can do the same for YOU!
30:00

Journaling is a highly effective yet incredibly misunderstood practice. Most think it's like keeping a diary, having to memorialize every moment of our lives in writing. A journal is more than a memoir, it's an insight into our inner thoughts, most of which we don't know we have.

Journaling has improved my life in ways I can't physically measure, but can feel deep inside. It's a habit that allows me to explore my mindset and work through the resentment, the exhaustion, the guilt and the worry that comes up in my mom life. Today, we have a special treat for you: a highly valuable episode + an opportunity to get our new guided journaling experience!

Ready to join Mom Prompts™ 365 and get an entire YEARS worth of guided journal prompts + support resources and video lessons to help you every step of the way? Head to www.motherlikeaboss.com/365journal to join today!

Nov 26, 2021
How to stop thinking and start doing
20:36

Are you an over-thinker? Do you overthink about how often you overthink? Do you do more thinking than doing, and then spend time thinking about how much you think, but don't do? Oh, the cycle!

As someone who spend the majority of her life inside her head, I get this and I want to help the moms of the world stop thinking and start doing. Your plans aren't doing you any good inside your head, my friend. Let's set up some routines to help you get to work, simply and easily.

Nov 18, 2021
Creating bite-sized routines for kids
16:43

Nothing is more difficult than an overcomplicated routine and I'm talking about for adults. Imagine how frustrating it is for a child. Routines are innately helpful for kids of all ages, but what if your children aren't sticking to them?

Today, we're going to talk about my bite size method and why it works so well for kids. I'm giving you the simple ways you can create snackable daily routines for your kids that will give you all your time back, for good.

Nov 11, 2021
When you're good at starting, but not following through
29:09

I have a confession to make: I am an excellent planner, but I really fall short on the follow through. I always said I would have made an incredible personal assistant or professional planner, because when it comes to figuring out the details and starting a project, I'm your girl.

I just couldn't figure out why I wasn't following through, but now I have. It comes down to consistency, real consistency that's built on micro habits and bite size routines. If you're good at starting like me, this is your episode.

Want to join us inside Consistency Camp? GREAT! Get all the info here. 

Nov 04, 2021
Finding freedom from our productivity obsessed culture
27:39

Let's call it what it is: we've become overly obsessed with productivity. Do the things, do more, do it all. In an effort to move away from just being "busy" we've now swung the pendulum over to the other side, focusing on always needing to produce. Especially in motherhood, many of us equate our worth with how many checkmarks we see on a list at the end of the day.

You are a worthy person outside of what you accomplish each day and it's time to find freedom from our productivity-obsessed culture.

Oct 28, 2021
6 simple ways to keep your house organized, 10 minutes at a time
26:24

Home organization has become way too complicated. There, I said it. From TV shows to billions of Pinterest search results to entire lines of products at Target, organization is now less about systems and more about flashiness. I'm pumping the brakes on all of it.

Today, I'm going to give you 6 simple and highly effective ways to keep your house organized in as little as 10 minutes at a time.

Oct 21, 2021
Where to start when everything feels overwhelming
33:30

This is by far one of the top 5 most commonly ask questions at Mother Like a Boss™ and I'm jumping in with both feet today. There is nothing more overwhelming than trying to get started...when you already feel overwhelmed. It's like an overwhelmed soup.

I've got big value for you today, mindset shifts and practical tips to help you get started on anything, even when you feel overwhelmed and burnt out.

Oct 14, 2021
How a "domino area" will save you time every day
23:21

What if I told you that you could get more done without having to do more? "Sure, and maybe I could ride my magical unicorn to space while I'm at it."

It's possible and easier than you think. We're a little obsessed with productivity in our society, but the key to getting more done is creating momentum and prioritizing the order in which you do things. Having a domino area in your routines is how you accomplish both of those things.

Oct 07, 2021
How to implement planning time into your schedule
27:10

Planning for the future can feel confusing, but planning to plan? That's just ridiculous, right? Wrong.

Implementing planning time into your schedule, even 10 minutes at a time can be the difference between living out your priorities and reaching your goals, and always feeling like your 10 steps behind. Planning time is how we stay proactive rather than reactive and it works for everyone. It today's episode, I'm giving you the low down on how to implement planning time into your schedule, even if you feel like you have no free time for it right now.

Sep 30, 2021
How to create your best mom year even when you don't know where to start!
43:07

Let's just name it and claim it: the last 18+ months has been anything but kind and gentle with us, especially in the motherhood community. Between lockdowns and health concerns and school being virtual, I've felt anything but my "best." Now, it's time to choose ourselves again, to get back to a place where we can set goals- even VISUALIZE our goals- again.

So where to start? I'm going to tell you how I'm doing it and invite you all to join me in our 2021 cohort of Your Best Mom Year because you deserve to have dreams again, mama and you deserve to have them come true. Big and small. They all matter here.

Ready to join Your Best Mom Year Bootcamp? Join the waitlist here.

Sep 23, 2021
Decluttering toys, crafts and kids' artwork
36:04

Feel like your house is bursting at the seams with toys, popsicle crafts and construction paper pictures? Tell me you have kids without telling me you have kids, right?

There is a lot of sentimentality that goes into decluttering things like this and it also feels never ending, so today let's talk about simple solutions to getting rid of things so you can make room for the wonderful memories you do want to keep.

Sep 16, 2021
When no one sees the mess but you
16:33

Sometimes I think socks are invisible and that I have magical sight because it seems that I'm the only one that notices them sitting on the couch. It's all fun and games until you realize you're frustrated, resentful and exhausted because you're the only one that seems to see the mess around you. How can you take work off your shoulders if you feel like you're the only one that cares?

You're not alone. You're valid. Let's talk about what to dow hen no one sees the mess but you.

Sep 09, 2021
Beating the chaos of back to school season
20:45

The pencils, glue sticks and aisles and aisles of binders have been out at Target since early July, but the time is here: it's back to school season. I love this time of year because it feels like mom new year. It's a fresh start. It's also a season of overwhelm, but does it have to feel that way?

In today's episode, I'm going to talk about how to beat the chaos of back to school season and start the year off more organized and stress-free.

Sep 02, 2021
My (newbie) approach to a homeschooling routine
25:21

This is it.

My oldest is now in high school and we've chosen to homeschool her. Actually, she chose it and we're all excited and nervous.

With an 8 year old son still in public school, this is a new adventure for our entire family. In today's episode, I'm talking about our approach to homeschooling, how we're organizing our days and what we've learned in the process.

Aug 26, 2021
Let's stop equating time and energy
29:48

Money isn't the only currency we have in this world. We also spend our time and energy, often on tasks with little to no ROI (return on investment.) Something that became glaringly obvious over the last 15 months is how unequal time and energy are. Just because we have the time doesn't mean we have the energy.

Let's talk about how to save time AND energy and set better boundaries with our energy in general.

Aug 19, 2021
Helping our kids become great decision makers
30:20

Analysis paralysis is real and with research showing that we make upwards of 35,000 decisions EACH DAY, its no wonder making those decisions feels so difficult. This makes it even more important for us to show our children how to become good decision makers from the start, from trusting themselves to know what's right for them to understanding any consequences to their decisions.

Ready to bring ease back into motherhood? After the year we've all had, that's a big YES for most of us. Click here to sign up for the Becoming Homemakerish Crash Course, a free mini course to help you take control of your home and life. 

Aug 12, 2021
BEST OF: How make cleaning your house easier in 3 simple steps
24:24

We're on a new episode summer hiatus, but you can listen to our incredible "Best of" series this July.

Cleaning your house shouldn't be a burden, plain and simple. Of all the tips and tricks I have for making house cleaning more enjoyable, this episode is quite literally 3 simple steps to make it easier right this moment. These are steps you can implement into your life today.

Jul 29, 2021
BEST OF: How to create your home's culture and why it's important
31:25

We're on a new episode summer hiatus, but you can listen to our incredible "Best of" series this July.

The way we run our home is so much more than the sum of it's parts. It's more than the cleaning, the cooking, the wiping butts and playing taxi driver to our kids. Much like any other social group, our home is built on the culture we create for it.

On today's episode, I want to take you inside this idea and why spending all of your time focusing and stressing about the minutia of day-to-day homemaking isn't solving the problem. Let's chat about how creating a culture in your home that fits with your values will bring you more joy (and less wanting to huddle in a corner and cry.)

Jul 22, 2021
BEST OF: How to love your home even if you don't love your house
33:35

We're on a new episode summer hiatus, but you can listen to our incredible "Best of" series this July.

This is a common one, mamas and it's worth an honest conversation.

Living in a house you aren't super jazzed about can affect how you feel about your home overall. Our houses are dwellings, but our homes are a feeling. We carry them with us wherever we go. How do we go about loving our homes when we don't exactly love the dwellings we're in?

Jul 15, 2021
BEST OF: An honest conversation about resentment in motherhood
37:21

We're on a new episode summer hiatus, but you can listen to our incredible "Best of" series this July.

I'm going to say something that will immediately ruffles some feathers: there have been times in my 13 years as a mom that I've felt resentful of the life I'd created. I'm saying that out loud in the podcast today as a way to start the conversation and end the shame. Resentment is the bi-product of circumstances, mindsets and beliefs and it doesn't mean you don't absolutely love your children.

Ignoring the feelings, or believing that this has to be " the way it is" in modern motherhood is going to keep resentment at the wheel, driving your life and causing you more unhappiness. You deserve more. Let's have an open and honest conversation about where it comes from and how to handle the feelings.

Jul 08, 2021
BEST OF: How to feel better by doing less
28:28

We're on a new episode summer hiatus, but you can listen to our incredible "Best of" series this July.

Where my overachievers at? If you grew up getting praise when you did more, you're probably thinking that doing less is lazy. We've been conditioned by a world that tells us that more is better, because doing more is how we prove our worth.

This is an episode all about the beauty and power of doing less as a way to feel better; emotionally, mentally and physically. You don't have to prove anything to anyone, mama.

Jul 01, 2021
How to choose a morning routine that actually works for YOUR life
23:25

If I had a nickel for every time I came across another guru claiming to have discovered the most meaningful, useful morning routine that will help everyone in the world become as successful as an Amazon CEO, I'd be as rich as an Amazon CEO.

The truth is that there is no such routine, because everyone's life is different. We're all coming at the day in different seasons, from different circumstances and with different values. Our morning routines should fit our life and today, I want to give you a step-by-step process to choose a morning routine you can stick to.

Jun 24, 2021
Using Trello 101
27:20

If it were possible and legal to marry an online organizing tool, Trello™ and I would be hitched by now. I've talked about it before and I won't stop because Trello has made my life infinitely easier, my life more management and my business highly organized.

So what is it? It's a visual organization tool (think Pinterest and Post-Its had a baby) and in this episode, I'm going to break down how to get started and all the ways you can use it in your mom life (and beyond!)

Jun 17, 2021
Making decisions in your home like a CEO
31:23

One of the best decisions I ever made was to run my home like I run my business. It's allowed us to create systems and routines that suit everyone and keep us on track like a well-oiled machine.

Being a CEO isn't about making all of the decisions, it's about making the right ones. You get to choose the type of household CEO you want to be and design your life in a way that fits your values.

Jun 10, 2021
Why we're committed to having uncomfortable conversations with our kids
31:07

"I'll tell you when you're older." isn't a phrase we say in the Hennessy house. My husband and I are committed to having uncomfortable conversations with our children at every age (in age appropriate ways, of course.)

It can be difficult to get over our own discomfort and lack of confidence, but what an amazing opportunity it is to have an open dialogue with our children and create a safe space for them to ask questions.

Jun 03, 2021
3 simple ways to set your future self up for success every day
24:50

One of my favorite ways to stay productive is to think of my future self as a different person, someone worthy of success and peace. She is someone worthy of having things set up for her without extra and added stress.

This idea of setting your future self (even if it's just the you in a few hours) is so freeing and can help build momentum in everything we do. Here are 3 simple ways to get started and show your future self she's worthy of time freedom.

May 27, 2021
5 tools that keep our family organized
20:53

No woman is an island and this house and family or 4 does not run on it's own. I love a good tool, especially when it makes my life easier. I thrive on simplicity and have created a home that helps us maintain simple systems.

Let's talk about 5 tools that keep our family organized (and able to maintain it, too!)

May 20, 2021
How to say no without justifications
33:33

No is a complete sentence. What a freeing statement. In theory, it sounds empowering, but what about the people pleasing need to provide a justification for every no we speak.

You don't owe anyone a reason or a justification for your boundaries or your choices and today in a great day to start saying no without the need to explain why.

May 13, 2021
How to create (and maintain) a seasonal routine
27:01

Not every routine is made for every season. We know that motherhood is all about the ebbs and flows and just like nature, seasons come and go. This can make creating routines that stick feel more difficult.

I want to uncomplicate the process of creating a seasonal routine that fits your life, whether it be a cleaning routine during the summer months, a nightly routine during sports season or a day-to-day schedule with a new baby.

May 06, 2021
Let's talk mother-daughter relationships with Dr. Michelle Deering
01:08:54

The mother-daughter relationship is one with many facets and levels. As a mother to a daughter and a daughter to a mother, I know that there can be discomfort, tension and unhealed wounds in these relationships. I'm so excited to welcome Dr. Michelle Deering to the podcast to discuss these relationships and how we can learn from them as both mothers and daughters.

Head to the show notes for more information and details on this episode. 

Apr 29, 2021
An easier approach when motherhood feels hard
38:16

There is no doubt that motherhood, no matter the season, often feels hard, plain and simple. There's nothing worse than feeling like you're failing all while someone else tells you how "easy" it can be.

Instead of trying to make the situations (which are often out of my control) easier, I'm focusing on bringing ease to my approach. That means uncomplicating my decisions, my schedule, my home and my boundaries.

In a world with so much out of our control, it's time to step up and take back control of our approach to life because ease just feels more empowering.

Apr 22, 2021
3 simple ways to uncomplicate goals
20:45

We're in the second quarter of the year, a time when most of us realize that those new year's resolutions and goals have fallen by the wayside. It's ok and it happens to all of us.

I want to help you create goals you can stick to, without the complication, long-term commitments or difficult methods. Today, let's talk about 3 simple ways to uncomplicate your goals and make them stick.

Apr 15, 2021
Cleaning your house when you hate cleaning
33:16

Raise your hand if you hate cleaning?

I get it. Especially with busy mom lives, cleaning just seems like one more thing to do and a never-ending chore. You clean one room and another is getting messy.

One of the pillars here at Mother Like a Boss is simplicity in all things home management. That includes cleaning. In today's episode, I'm giving the low down on how to clean your house (and keep it that way) even if you really hate doing it.

Apr 08, 2021
The comparison trap: The good, the bad and the uncomfortable
28:02

It's been said that comparison is the thief of joy and it couldn't be more true. Social media has made it easier than ever to gaze at the highlight reels that others post and cause us to compare ourselves constantly to them.

However, comparison isn't always bad. When we use it as a form of inspiration, it can be joyous. The issue is when we compare for the sake of self-judgement.

Today, we're going to talk the good, the bad and the uncomfortable when it comes to the comparison trap.

Apr 01, 2021
Small steps create big leaps!
25:57

No one gets where they are without taking a million small steps to be there. The same is true in motherhood, in business, working towards your goals, anything. Our children don't learn to run at full speed before they can crawl. Why? Because it's the small steps, the consistency, the learning and mistakes, and follow through where big leaps and full speed ahead success is found.

This is a pep-talk meets value-packed episode on the benefit of loving on the small steps rather than waiting around for the big score of a goal to be reached.

Plus, our incredible accountability community is opening back up for enrollment for a limited time. Head to www.smallstepssociety.com to join this round!

Mar 25, 2021
The importance of a motherhood support system
24:20

Motherhood is such a beautiful gift, but let's be really honest, it can also be lonely. Really lonely.

Moms deserve a support system. We deserve a group of other friends and family that cheer us on and encourage us. But where do we start? Let's talk about it.

Don't forget to join the Small Steps Society™ waitlist here!

Mar 18, 2021
How to stop the "all or nothing" cycle
26:00

If you're a perfectionist and you know it clap your hands...and a sea of noise erupts

There is no shame in the perfectionist game, except when there is. The ego creates a world inside your mind when you should be able to do it all, or nothing at all (like O-Town would say) The problem is, we'll never be able to do it all meaning that the only option left is nothing.

 

Mar 11, 2021
I've had enough of mom guilt
27:53

My boldness is coming out in big ways today and I don't know that it will resonate with everyone. I making a statement here and now because in 2021, I've had enough of mom guilt. I've had enough of the way it makes us feel, the hoops it makes us jump through, the judgement is stabs at our souls. We deserve better than feeling guilty for just existing.

Mar 04, 2021
Modern homemaking Q&A
43:36

You asked, I'm answering!

I get a lot of questions about homemaking, home management and motherhood, so in this episode I'm going to answer those for you. We all know that when one person has a question, it means many people behind the scenes do, too!

Homemakerish U is open! Click here for all the details.

Feb 25, 2021
A new approach to delegating and chores
32:21

I get asked about chores a lot. What chores to give kids, at what ages to start, what to do when they don't do their chores, how to create better chore routines? The truth is, there is no one way that fits every household or lifestyle. What I have found is that when we approach delegation from a place of empowerment versus nagging, the results speak for themselves.

This is a different approach to delegating and chores, beyond the charts, schedules, reward systems and routines.

Feb 18, 2021
Let's talk momentum over motivation
28:54

Yup, we've talked about this topic before and yup, there is another couple of episodes touching on this topic and yup we're talking about it again. It deserves an even deeper discussion because the power of creating momentum in your life versus waiting for motivation to hit you like a bolt of lightning can't be understated.

We all want to know how to get more done without having to to do, because good heavens moms are already doing enough. The answer is momentum and I want to show you exactly why that's the case in today's episode.

Save your seat at the Momentum Over Motivation Challenge. Click here to join us. 

Feb 11, 2021
Organizing your life and making it stick!
41:59

Time to get organized! (side eye coming at me, I know) Organization has been widely misunderstood for years. You don’t get organized by buying cute baskets from Home Goods or buying the coolest label maker on the market, as much as we all wish that was the case. Organizing your life is all about simple systems that you can duplicate and replicate.

But we all know that it isn't starting the systems that's hard, it's maintaining them. So let's talk about how to organize your life, your schedule and your home and finally make it stick.

Feb 04, 2021
Homemaking, 2021 style
31:39

Yup, homemaking still matters in 2021. It mattered last year, it mattered 100 years ago and it will matter 100 years from now (at least, I imagine it will.) Why? Homemaking is nothing more than a cultivation of what matters to you in your life. Because whether you're a mom that works a traditional 9-5, owns a business or stays home to raise her kids full time, your home matters and you deserve to live your life without the stress and burden that has traditionally fallen on the shoulders of moms.

So let's talk homemaking, 2021 style.

Jan 28, 2021
How to actually create routines that work for you
18:59

There is no shortage of information on routines these days. Throw a rock on Pinterest and you'll find a blog post, a chore chart, a color-coded schedule or a guru claiming they know the absolute best morning routine that will change your life. The thing is, how do you know what actually works?

After 5 years of helping tens of thousands of moms create routines that work for their unique lives, I want to give you the 411 on the truths and myths that are wasting your time each day. Routines can (and should be) simple. If it feels too complicated, it probably is.

Feeling the burden of doing all the things? Wishing you could consistently keep those promises you make to yourself? Same, mama! I created the Let's Get Consistent Tracker and Guide for you. Download it for FREE here.

Jan 21, 2021
How to feel better by doing less
27:19

Where my overachievers at? If you grew up getting praise when you did more, you're probably thinking that doing less is lazy. We've been conditioned by a world that tells us that more is better, because doing more is how we prove our worth.

This is an episode all about the beauty and power of doing less as a way to feel better; emotionally, mentally and physically. You don't have to prove anything to anyone, mama.

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Jan 14, 2021
Let's talk about limiting beliefs
30:06

Our beliefs are everything. What we believe about ourselves is everything. Limiting beliefs are the false thoughts that keep us from living the life we want and going for our biggest goals and desires.

The problem is that most of us don't know we have limiting beliefs. Our egos convince us that they're true. If you're finding you can't ever break through a ceiling in your life, this is the episode you need to listen to. Understanding your limiting beliefs is the first step to stopping the mama self sabotage.

Jan 07, 2021
How to close out a challenging year (and prepare for 2021)
25:58

We all know what kind of a year 2020 has been, but with all of the challenges we've had, we've also been given a lot of lessons to learn from. This "new year" is going to look different than any in the past, so how do we wrap up a challenging year while preparing ourselves for whatever 2021 has for us?

Dec 31, 2020
How to actually follow through on all those plans you made
37:30

Oooooo, raise your hand if you're a planner like me? I'm not just talking about that physical hardcover planning calendar you buy every year or the case full of Paper Mate colored flair pens you use to doodle out the future, I mean the hours and hours you spend making plans only to never follow through on them. Life happens, but the thing is, life will always happen.

So how do we follow through on those plans we make, whether it's a small daily task, a new habit we want to form, a better routine we want to follow or a big, scary goal we're ready to crush.

We've opened the doors to Small Steps Society™ and you're invited, friend! Click here for all the details. 

Dec 14, 2020
You deserve to be happy: An episode on worth
30:40

How often are you truly taking the time to be happy, for no other reason that it feels good to feel that way? Self worth is difficult for moms who feel like we constantly have to earn the reward of happiness, or gain it from making others happy first. Let's have an honest and powerful discussion about the meaning of worth and the happiness you deserve.

 

Dec 10, 2020
Creating an incredibly imperfect holiday season
24:42

The holiday season is here and probably looking much different in 2020 than it has in the past. It's time to ditch the traditional stress and create new traditions that serve you. An imperfect holiday season sounds like exactly what we all need.

Dec 03, 2020
A mom's guide to starting a business (in any motherhood season!)
30:04

Calling all the mamas out there who are ready to start a business, but have no idea where to begin. I've started two super successful businesses: one while I was pregnant, 22 years old and totally uneducated about starting a business and another while I was still running my first business, all with a 9 year old and 3 year old in tow. I know a few things, but more importantly, I've LEARNED a few things.

13 years of starting, growing and scaling businesses as a busy mom has taught me huge lessons, and I want to share them with you now. If you're confused and overwhelmed with where to start in business, this is a must-listen episode.

Plus, I have a special Black Friday invitation for you to keep doing the work to start a business, no matter what season of motherhood you're in right now. This is UNMISSABLE, friends.

For all the details on how to join us in Do Whatcha Love (and get paid for it!) click here!

Nov 27, 2020
"Is this urgent or important?": An honest look at priorities
31:58

You're in the middle of an important task and your phone dings. You stop what you're doing to check, thinking it's just as important as the task you're doing. Turns out, it was a spam text message. Now you're off track, annoyed and have to switch back to that important task you were doing in the first place.

Just because something is urgent does not make it important and vice versa. It all comes down to priorities, a tricky little idea in motherhood where everything feels important and urgent. This episode explores what priorities really are and how to implement them more effectively into your life without feeling like you're doing all the things. 

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Nov 19, 2020
Consistency and confidence: A perfect match
14:05

"I'll get things done when I'm more confident." How many times have you thought or said this? Here's the issue: confidence comes from consistency. It comes from doing the same thing over and over, imperfectly until one day you realize you're more confident than the day before.

But consistency isn't always easy and feels, well, kinda boring. So let's talk about how to implement small touches of consistency into your day and build your confidence through doing, not wishing and waiting.

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Nov 12, 2020
How I'm healing my relationship with myself
25:17

Do you know the most important relationship you'll ever have the privilege of being involved in? The one you have with yourself. Our relationship with ourselves is life long and yet the one we neglect the most.

After many years of neglecting how I treat myself, I'm doing the work to heal brokenness, even when it's messy, even when it's not fun. I deserve to feel good in my own mind and so do you.

Nov 05, 2020
Resetting "the bar" in motherhood and living YOUR best life
23:20

I'm passionate about helping moms discover and design their own uniquely best lives. That means resetting the bar and what it means for you.

You're allowed to create a life that suits your values and vision, whether it fits what the world around you says is best. Your goals should meet you where you are right now without judgement or having to sacrifice what you love.

Come join us in Your Best Mom Life now!
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Oct 29, 2020
Changing your "shoulds" into "coulds"
17:22

How often are you "shoulding" on yourself? "I should be doing something different. I should be able to get more done. I should be a better mom. I should stay home. I should work. I should put that laundry away. I should make more money. I should be cleaner. I should, I should I should."

Shoulds are obligations. Coulds are possibilities. I don't know about you, but possibilities feel way lighter and more fun than obligation and duty.

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Oct 22, 2020
Why traditional goal setting is failing moms and what I'm doing instead
34:29

Goals. We love 'em. We hate 'em. They scare us. They annoy us.

Motherhood creates unique challenges, hurdles and struggles, so why are we trying to achieve goals the same way as everyone else? You feel burnt out, overwhelmed and under appreciated, and sitting down to create a list of audacious goals to go after is just one more thing on the to-do list.

I've created a new framework for deciding what I want and how I'm going to get it, both in my business and personal life because I deserve to reach my goals not matter how big or small they are. So do you. Let's flip the whole goal culture upside down.

Oct 15, 2020
Rewriting your motherhood story
18:51

Your motherhood story is unique to you, but who are you letting write and narrate it? Your past? Your society? Your in-laws? The mommy groups you're a part of on Facebook?

If given the opportunity to rewrite the story of how you want to show up in motherhood for yourself and your children, what would it sound like? Let's erase the current narrative and rewrite your story to one that allows you more peace and less burnout.

Oct 08, 2020
Q&A "How can I stop feeling jealous of people who have what I want?"
31:27

It's Q&A time again and like a fun little mail bag that children's TV hosts would pull audience letters from, I read your messages and DMs to choose the most asked questions. And this one comes up a LOT.

Gratitude is great, but what about all that jealousy that bubbles up when you see another woman who has more than you, who has it better than you, who has something you want...or so you perceive it to be. I have some great insight into what that jealously might actually be and how to shift our thoughts to, "How can I have that?" versus, "Why don't I have that?!"

Oct 01, 2020
Mindset lessons and shifts from real Mother Like a Boss students
33:44

Wanna hear the mindset shifts and a-ha moments from real Mother Like a Boss students? Listen in. We're doing something fun today with a twist on our Mindset Roundup. Instead of hearing from me, I've asked my students to record their biggest mindset shifts and tips to share with our listeners and guys, you do not want to miss this. This is an episode worth coming back to when you need a kick in the mindset pants.

Want more from this episode? Head over to www.motherlikeaboss.com/podcast/227 for the full show notes and more goodies.

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Sep 24, 2020
Hey moms, let's talk about the ego
46:25

Ok, we're getting deep mamas. We're talking about the identities we've created for ourselves, the beliefs we hold and the reasons that most of them are complete crap. Ouch! So why do they seem so real? The ego.

Whether it's in psychology class or a self-help book or in reference to someone who thinks highly of themselves or even on this podcast, you've probably heard about the ego before. There are many different descriptions and definitions of the ego out there, but we're going to talk about what it means for your mindset. She's a mean girl and a tantrumy toddler all rolled into one and it's time to finally recognize the ego for what she is: an identity we've created.

Sep 17, 2020
How to enjoy the journey on the path to your goal
29:07

Let's face it: 2020 did a lot of our goals dirty. January 1 seems like a lifetime ago and many of the things we thought we'd be doing got deferred or cancelled. The biggest obstacle to reaching a goal isn't always the outside circumstances, though, it's our inability to let time pass. How do we enjoy the journey, as slow as it may seem, on our way to what we're after without wanting to give up along the way?

Want more from this episode? Head over to www.motherlikeaboss.com/podcast/225 for the full show notes and more goodies.

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Sep 10, 2020
We bought our dream house! A sneak peek inside the mindset, the move and the making of brand new routines
39:34

We did it! We bought our dream home and it only took 10 years for the dream to become a reality. A long time for some, but exactly the right time for us. No dream or goal is realized without a whole lot of blood, sweat, and copious amounts of tears, and I'm breaking it all down in this episode.

I had to change a lot of beliefs and thoughts to make this possible, so let me share with you the biggest shifts in mindset that had to be made in order to get here, as well as the new routines we're putting into place now so that we can spend more time enjoying our home.

Sep 03, 2020
August Monthly Mama Mindset Roundup
31:42

We're doing something new on the Mother Like a Boss™ podcast! We focus heavily on mindset here, so why not do an incredible roundup each month that includes wins from our students, new shifts that I find are working and a few quick and easy tips you can implement right now to shift your beliefs in motherhood and life.

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Aug 27, 2020
No, you don't need to be motivated to get things done
24:46

"I just don't feel motivated." How many times have you said this while sitting on the couch, watching another episode of Gilmore Girls, not doing that thing you totally said you were going to do? Samesies, friend. You know why motivation is so hard? Because you're never going to be motivated to do crap you don't want to do, plain and simple.

The most freeing moment of my life was when I realized I didn't have to be motivated to get things done, and that I could rely on momentum over all else. Motivation is a fleeting emotion. If you aren't feeling, you can't just summon it to come. This episode explores and invites you to ditch the idea of motivation so you can actually get things done and feel good about it.

Aug 20, 2020
Q&A: "I'm moving! How can I keep my house clean from the start?"
26:08

It's another Q&A episode here at the Mother Like a Boss podcast. I love taking your popular and frequently asked questions and giving you some guidance when I can.

As I prepare for my own move into our new house, I figured this was a fitting question to answer. A new home is a fresh start and a great time to revamp old routines, especially cleaning.

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Aug 13, 2020
An honest conversation about resentment in motherhood
36:19

I'm going to say something that will immediately ruffles some feathers: there have been times in my 13 years as a mom that I've felt resentful of the life I'd created. I'm saying that out loud in the podcast today as a way to start the conversation and end the shame. Resentment is the bi-product of circumstances, mindsets and beliefs and it doesn't mean you don't absolutely love your children.

Ignoring the feelings, or believing that this has to be " the way it is" in modern motherhood is going to keep resentment at the wheel, driving your life and causing you more unhappiness. You deserve more. Let's have an open and honest conversation about where it comes from and how to handle the feelings.

Want more from this episode? Head over to www.motherlikeaboss.com/podcast/220 for the full show notes and more goodies.

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Aug 06, 2020
BEST OF: The cost of constantly complaining
39:06

It's our BEST OF series, summer edition.

The only thing worse than complaining is the complaining about complaining. This episode is complain-free. Instead, this is an honest discussion about the price we're all paying by living our lives through the lens of negativity and complaints.

Complaining is more than just negativity about your situation, it's a grasp for control in the moment. But what is the cost of doing that all the time and what example are we really setting for our children?


Jul 30, 2020
BEST OF: Meal planning 101 (even if you hate meal planning)
34:20

It's "best of" month and we're taking it back in time to some of our most popular and influential episodes to date. Today, we're taking you back to meal planning 101 (even for those of you that really hate meal planning. I see you...)

I'll be honest, I have had a love/hate relationship with meal planning over the years. As I dig in deeper to that relationship, I realize it all comes down to the challenge most of us face: overcomplication-itis

Meal planning can be as simplistic or as sophisticated as your heart desires (or your time allows) but let's talk about how to get started and make it easy, even if the thought of meal planning makes you gag.

Jul 23, 2020
BEST OF: How to clean like a professional house cleaner
29:55

It's "best of" month and we're taking it back in time to some of our most popular and influential episodes to date. Today's episode is packed with practical and valuable tips to make cleaning your home less complicated.

After 11 years in the professional house cleaning biz, I learned a thing or two about how to clean more effectively in less time. It isn't about being the best. I started out knowing absolutely nothing, but over time I learned and it helped me not only build a thriving business, but also keep my own house clean in less time. I'm passing on this knowledge to my own kids now, and onto you.

You don't have to like cleaning to clean like a pro. It's all about making small shifts that have lasting results. Cleaning shouldn't be taking up all your time, friend.

Want more from this episode? Head over to www.motherlikeaboss.com/podcast/217 for the full show notes and more goodies.

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Jul 16, 2020
BEST OF: Why we need homemaking now more than ever
29:01

It's "best of" month and we're taking it back in time to some of our most popular and influential episodes to date.

It is officially time to let go of all the myths and lies we've been believing as homemakers and embrace the finer parts of making a home that don't involve the likes of Pinterest-perfect perfectionism or burdened mothers acting as servants.

In this busy, noisy world, it may be more important than ever to cultivate a space in your life that covers you from the stresses of the outside world. Modern homemakers, unite.

Want more from this episode? Head over to www.motherlikeaboss.com/podcast/216 for the full show notes and more goodies.

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Jul 09, 2020
BEST OF: From pregnant college drop-out to mom boss CEO
01:23:31

It's "best of" month and we're taking it back in time to some of our most popular and influential episodes to date. Today, we're featuring the episode that caused some Kendra tears while recording, because I'm talking all about how I went from pregnant college drop-out to mom boss CEO.

Want more from this episode? Head over to www.motherlikeaboss.com/podcast/215 for the full show notes and more goodies.

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Jul 02, 2020
June monthly mama mindset roundup
36:37

We're doing something new on the Mother Like a Boss™ podcast! We focus heavily on mindset here, so why not do an incredible roundup each month that includes wins from our students, new shifts that I find are working and a few quick and easy tips you can implement right now to shift your beliefs in motherhood and life.

Jun 25, 2020