Category: MOM Resolutions Basics

Nicole interviews on Parent Entrepreneur Power podcast

Rummaging through my files this week I realized I never shared with ya’ll this podcast I did with Mary Kathryn Johnson, host of the Parent Entrepreneur Power podcast.  In it we chat about being a mother first, working from home and the path we take that leads us to where we are. As I re-listened to this interview from two years ago, I realized as an entrepreneur, I’m not as far along as I thought I’d be in 2017. And that made me sad. Because if I’m being totally honest, it feels like I’m a hamster on a wheel,...

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Nicole Carpenter Interviews with Live On Purpose Radio

  As a local member of the National Speakers Association, I have the privilege of knowing some amazing people. And at the top of that list is author, speaker and professional psychologist, Dr. Paul Jenkins. He is possibly the most purely positive person I’ve met. 😉 Right before the holidays, I had the honor of being his guest on his radio show, Live On Purpose Radio. I share with Dr. Paul how when I was a mom of 4 tiny kiddos, I found myself in a dark place and lost as a person. Everything appeared to be fine on the surface, but it wasn’t…...

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MOM Resolution #6: Everyone Needs Playdates

Years ago I remember a phone conversation I had with a long-time friend. We were at two very different stages in life. She had four children and had just gone back to school. She had new friends and new adventures in her life. She had just told me about some of the new, extreme sports she had taken up like paragliding and rock climbing. Then she asked me, “so what do YOU do for fun?” I sank in my chair. I had no idea. I had nothing to say. At the time, my second child was only a few...

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MOM Resolution #5: Cherish My Children

Now I that I had specific times for Working Me, I wasn’t sneaking off to my laptop every chance I got.  It was time to spend quality time with my children. I wanted to cherish my children. I wanted to live fully in each moment. We cuddled on the couch. We made tracks for Matchbox cars, built play dough stations, drew hopscotch on the sidewalk. We played Ring-around-the-rosie and Hide-and-seek. Have you played Hide-and-seek lately? I don’t mean let-them-hide-while-you-pretend-to-seek-and-fold-laundry. You hide! Pick a really great spot. Get there and stay quiet. When their little feet pass you by, wait...

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MOM Resolution #4: Leverage My Time

Once you have decided your most important roles, it’s time to make time for them! I know this is tricky. It seems there is never enough time. When I was first learning to Leverage My Time, my twin toddlers had just gone from two naps a day to one. Losing that extra two hours a day was already sending me spinning! I could hardly find time to shower! But my new goals were important to me. Joy from living at my full potential was important to me.  It was time to control my time, not allowing my time (or...

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