Mama's Daily Dose

Meghan Q Barrett

Mama’s Daily Dose is the short, actionable podcast for moms of young kids. You devote yourself to your kids and now you don’t know who you are, what you want and who you want to be. You’re left asking yourself, “what do I want?”Everything looks great on the outside - you have the partner, kids, house, car…but something is still missing. This is your opportunity to discover that “something” through small actions each day. I’ve tried on all the “mom” hats - stay at home mom, working mom, mom entrepreneur; so you don’t have to. I’ve helped hundreds achieve their goals and love their life as “mom” AND an individual… and you can too! Get your Daily Dose and actionable step Monday - Friday. Press play and subscribe. Want more personalized help to figure your sh*t out? Book your Confident Mama Session at allyoumama.com

384 - “There is something about saying, ‘We always do this,’ which helps keep the years together."
Nov 24 2022
384 - “There is something about saying, ‘We always do this,’ which helps keep the years together."
“There is something about saying, ‘We always do this,’ which helps keep the years together." - Jessica Smartt Memory Making MomHappy Thanksgiving!! Have a wonderful day filled with yummy food and special people!Thanksgiving happens every single year and is a great time to make memories and create traditions. What do you want to do this year and that you and your kids continue to say each year, "We always do..."? This is the oldest your kids have ever been and the youngest they will ever be! This goes for your too!Each day, minute, second we are all getting older. I've always loathed when people say, "Enjoy it now, it goes by so fast!" And while I have my own feelings on this quote...I do agree that it goes by quickly!Looking back on your own childhood you simply can't remember every single day. You remember moments in time and often the ones that stick out are those traditions you repeated. Find a special activity or thing this Thanksgiving day to say "We always do this..."It doesn't have to be over the top! You know my favorite saying is "Something is always more than nothing!"My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is sourdough bread stuffing. I'm from San Francisco and sourdough bread is my love language - it was always on the table and now I make it for my kids.Maybe y'all bake together. Or you watch football. Or you do something totally unrelated to Thanksgiving and play volleyball! Whatever is fun for you! Keep doing it...there really is something special about, "We always do..." www.allyoumama.comIG -@MeghanQBarrett
381 - I am honest with myself
Nov 21 2022
381 - I am honest with myself
So the extreme of honesty - absolutely no lying at all, none! Could you do it?I read a book where the author went one year without lying at all! I'm talking about NONE.Like when her kids made her breakfast in bed and then asked how it tasted. She said not good!An acquaintance asked the question we hear all the time, "how are you?" She said the honest truth - she wasn't doing great and why.Now, I don't feel this is necessary. There is a difference between lying about cheating on your husband and lying to your kids that the food they made you is delicious when really its barely edible.Also, I don't want to burden an acquaintance with my issues when they were simply asking how I am. I feel that would do more damage to their day then the little "lie."Whether you believe not lying at all is a good thing or even a feasible thing for you; there is one person you can NOT lie to - you.Be honest with yourself. You know when you are lying to yourself. Even when you are trying to encourage yourself, pick realistic, truthful options.I'm all for being positive and seeing the glass is half full. But if a terrible thing happens to you; you can't lie to yourself and say just be grateful or that its actually good when you know it's terrible! There will probably be a time for reflection later when you can see the good and be grateful but be honest with yourself in the moment - feel the terrible and crappy, don't try to lie to yourself, because you know you way better than that!www.allyoumama.comIG -@MeghanQBarrett
380 - Gratitude practice to put in action
Nov 18 2022
380 - Gratitude practice to put in action
Choose one option and be consistent with it! Consistency over time is what yields results. Each of these take only a few minutes a day and have long lasting results without the side effects.These examples all came from a study called "The Science of Gratitude" in 2018 by Dr. Summer Allen from the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkley.1. Count blessings - gratitude journal. 2. Three good things that happened for you AND the cause of them. 3. Mental subtraction - Imagine what life would be like if a positive event/experience did NOT happen. 4. Gratitude letter to another person or visit a person and express gratitude. 5. Death reflection - study showed undergratude university students that were asked to imagine their death experienced more gratitude than those asked to reflect on typical day. Yu can  do this through writing your own obituary (a practice that Donald Miller explains very well). 5. Experiential consumption - spend money on experiences rather than on things - studies shows people felt and experienced more gratitude when they spend money on experiences (meal, concert tix, sporting event) rather than when purchasing material goods. Which one will you choose?We will go more into detail on another gratitude practice next week that is shown to be the most scientifically effective practice that not only changes how you think and feel, but the changes your brain circuitry as well!www.allyoumama.comIG -@MeghanQBarrett