8 | How to Get More Done With Less Time on Your Money Journey | Samantha Barkley
On today's episode of the Investor Mama Podcast, money conversations with a mom's touch, I interview Samantha Barkley from A Mom Around Town blog. Samantha gives 5 tips on how to stay productive and focused when trying to get ahead, yet living our busy lives.
Conquering Your To-Do Lists With Confidence with Samantha Barkley
Wouldn't it be nice to have ONE reliable place you could go to find resources that would answer your questions about parenting and health and wellness for your family? That's what my guest on today's episode of the Gotcha Mama podcast, Samantha Barkley, set out to do when she created her website and blog A Mom Around Town. Samantha's own experiences with a newborn left her needing help finding breastfeeding support, sleep guidance and someone just to have coffee with. I love Google as much as the next mom, but it can get a bit much to wade through to make a decision and find exactly what you are looking for. Samantha created the website resource A Mom Around Town to help other moms find confidence in themselves and the best health, wellness and parenting information to help them get there. We talk about: How A Mom Around Town serves moms and what types of parenting and pregnancy resources she offers The biggest challenges she faces as a mom to a toddler Ways we can be confident in our motherhood journey How to conquer to-do lists and feel accomplished as a busy mom Find Samantha on: Website - https://amomaroundtown.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/amomaroundtown Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/amomaroundtownstl Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/amomaroundtown For show notes and resources mentioned: http://www.gotchamama.com GOTCHA MAMA INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/gotchamama/ GOTCHA MAMA FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/gotchamama/
Successful Parenting | Samantha Barkley of A Mom Around Town
Kalob talks with Samantha Barkley about parenting and how to be a successful parent. Samantha is a mom to a crazy little two year old, wife of 7 years and creator of A Mom Around Town.Enjoy!About SamanthaWebsite: A Mom Around TownFull-time EngineerA Mom Around Town is a side hustleMarried 7 years2.5 year-old sonParenting: The hardest jobIt requires self sacrificeIt demands so much more than some of the most difficult jobs“It’s all kinds of hard”Advice for starting out as a parentListen to yourself!There are so many opinions and mixed messages. “Take what works for you and leave the rest behind.”“Be confident in yourself” Advice for DadsIt can be easy to feel like you don’t have a role as a parent. Get in there! Be involved in the parenting. Make opportunities to spend time with the kids and give your spouse a break. Both parents should work together.Expectations vs. RealityReality - Expectations = HappinessExpectations erode at the reality of situationsThings aren’t going to be perfectHigh expectations set ourselves up for failureLet your kids be kidsDon’t compare yourself to everyone you see on instagramComparisonIt’s easy to compare your kids with other’s kids. Comparison is part of our human natureRecognize the comparison and that it is okayEvery kid has different gifts and talentsThe Happiness GuideGet the guide here7 Focus PointsEach morning, use a new Happiness Guide template. Write in the date and choose ONE of the 7 Steps to Happiness to focus on for the day.PrayServeMoveBreatheTalkRelaxPriorityPreparing for TeensSet the stage! The things you do when a child is young affect how they turn out when they’re older.Model how you want them to be.5 Love Languages - Gary ChapmanParenting to your kidsEvery kid is differentOur job is to help our kids be successful in lifeWhile they won’t always be happy, we need to help them progress.Give children choices!Let them have power and accountabilitySet the boundaries and let them live where they want in the boundaries. Decide what is non-negotiableDisciplineThe language of listeningPositive ParentingEvery kid is differentExperiment and figure out what forms of discipline your child responds to. Make consequences logical and related to the behavior.Give yourself grace! :)Connect with SamanthaA Mom Around TownFacebookInstagramFollow Jacob:WebsiteLinkedInTwitter: @jacob_m_harmonFollow Kalob:LinkedInFollow SuccessQuest:WebsiteBlogFacebook PageCommunity (Facebook Group)LinkedInTwitter: @MySuccessQuestSupport SuccessQuestWe work incredibly hard to create our podcast, newsletter, Facebook group and more. ALL of these resources are 100% FREE and we wouldn't have it any other way. We believe that success should be accessible to everyone!Support our showListen & SubscribeApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsOvercastSpotifyWe’d love to hear from you!Have some feedback about the show? Feel free to reach out to us at podcast@MySuccessQuest.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or your favorite app to help more people discover the show!
Interview with Samantha Barkley Founder of A Mom Around Town
Time for Success - Business Owner Moms Edition *Limited Series*
On Time for Success - Business Owner Moms EditionWe are interviewing Samantha Barkley founder of A Mom Around TownGet to know Sam!"Hi, I’m Sam! I am mom to a crazy little one year old, wife of 6 years and creator of A Mom Around Town.I started A Mom Around Town simply because I needed help! When my little guy was first born, I searched forever for mom groups, lactation support, things to get me out of the house and a places with clean changing areas and enough room to push my stroller around.Every time I found a business or person who was able to help make my life a bit easier, I wanted to shout it from the roof top and tell everyone about it. So I started to think about how I could put that information out there and hoped there would be other moms that could benefit from it. And from there, A Mom Around Town was born!"https://amomaroundtown.com