Eps 70: Luna Leverett Helps Us get Real About the Holidays

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Today’s guest is Luna Leverett, a mom to 12 and 11 year old, and a public speaker who helps overwhelmed women find peace in life by simplifying things. We are going to talk about getting real with the holidays. Join us!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

•    Being the magic makers: doing all the things
•    Creating happy memories not just of the holidays and of parents for your kids
•    Christmas cards – do you really need to send them?
•    Managing expectations – fantasy vs reality
•    Avoiding resentment
•    How to design the holiday you want to have – focus on the 3 Ms
•    What is YOUR mission? Separating that from expectations of others
•    Minutae –picking activities and details that support your mission
•    Move it – assess which activities that you can enjoy at another time of the year to focus on your mission
•    Elf on a Shelf – effectiveness as a behavior modification tool, another thing on your to do list
•    Giving yourself permission not to do the same things as everyone else – peer pressure
•    Focusing on the things that bring you joy
•    Taking the “shoulds” out of the season

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

“Courage to me is head down, get it done, life is going to be hard at times and you might doubt yourself or feel other people doubting you and you’re just going to have to go out and do it regardless. But joyful courage to me is a picture of having chin up, smile on your face, and for me, parenting. It takes a lot of courage to take on the responsibility of raising what needs to grow up to be responsible adults and those little lives are in your hands for such a young age. But you can do it scared, or you can do it with joy even in the arguments and even in the hard times, that there’s always joy to be found. If it’s just the sweet relationship you have with each of these people in your family that gives you what you need to go out and do the courageous job of parenting with your chin up, with a smile on your face.”

Where to find Luna:



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Eps 22: Amanda Rue discusses how to stay sane and ENJOY the holidays!

Amanda Rue, the force behind the popular blog, Dirt and Boogers, is on the podcast today.  She has created a FABULOUS resource for parents around how to bring more calm and connection to the holiday season.

I don't know about you, but this came at the perfect time for me!  

Resources mentioned:

Check out Amanda's Ebook, Take the Chaos out of Christmas, by clicking here.

Mama's Anger Management cCourse

The Stop Yelling Challenge on Facebook

Where to follow Amanda:

Her blog/website www.dirtandboogers.com
Dirt and Boogers on Facebook
Dirt and Boogers on Instagram
Dirt and Boogers on Pinterest
Dirt and Boogers on Twitter


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