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Rachel Nielson

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717: Rachel Nielson: Navigating the Evolving Ethics of Adoption

The Shameless Mom Academy

Rachel Nielson is the host of the popular parenting podcast, 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms. Each 30-minute episode gives 3 actionable takeaways to help women find more meaning in their unique motherhood experiences. Rachel lives in the mountains of Idaho with her husband and her two miracle children who arrived to their family through adoption and IVF. As a former high school English teacher, she loves to read, write, and talk about deep ideas...which has made podcasting a perfect career for her to do from home.Rachel and I first connected as podcasters who shared side-by-side rankings in Apple Podcasts Kids & Family top charts. Some may have suggested we were competitors, but we immediately saw one another's work as complementary. When we had the opportunity to meet in person in 2020, we were able to see that as colleagues, friends, and confidants in this industry we could lean on each other and build a really special relationship that could support us as women, moms, and podcasters. I so treasure my sweet friendship with Rachel.  We have spoken about guesting on each other’s shows for years. To be honest, the challenge has been narrowing down what to talk about because we could talk to each other for days about so many things related to motherhood. But, I asked Rachel if she would be willing to talk about something deeply personal and special today - the adoption of her precious son, Noah.Listen in to hear Rachel share: Her family's journey into open adoption How she honored and did her best to center her son’s birth mother, Katie, throughout the process of adoption The unfathomable grief she held for Katie the day Noah was born The trauma of adoption for adopted children, no matter how healthy relationships they have with bio parents and adoptive parents How she and her husband navigated building and maintaining positive and healthy relationships with Noah’s bio parents, Katie and Drew How Katie’s death by suicide shifted Rachel’s perspective on the ethics of adoption What her family’s relationship with Drew looks like - how he is so significant and special in Noah’s life What she wants prospective adoptive parents to consider before going through the adoption process Links mentioned: Register for my 2023 Plan & Prep Pajama Party: shamelessmom.com/pajamaparty Connect with Rachel: 3in30podcast.com Rachel’s Podcast: 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms Get Rache’s Course, 5 Days to More Meaning in Your Motherhood: 3in30podcast.com/sma Rachel on Instagram Thank you to our sponsors this month:Full Time VA: Check out this free training on how to be a virtual assistant that makes full-time income with part-time hours: thefulltimeva.com/Shameless.  Owner Amanda Rush Holmes is also including a bonus free guide for SMA listeners -  The VA Kickstarter Workbook!Ritual: Ritual’s Essential for Women 18+ is a multivitamin you can actually trust. Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 months.  Visit ritual.com/shameless to start Ritual or add Essential for Women 18+ to your subscription today.Rothys: For stylish, comfortable, sustainably made shoes, shop Rothy’s. Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/SHAMELESSMOM. StrollerCoaster: A Parenting Podcast!: Need another podcast in your parenting podcast library, check out StrollerCoaster: A Parenting Podcast! wherever you listen to the SMA. Thrive Market: Get groceries and household essentials delivered right to your door.  Join Thrive Market today and get 30% off your first order, plus a FREE $60 gift! Go to thrivemarket.com/shameless. Teachable: Join tens of thousands of creators turning their knowledge into scalable online businesses. Join a free plan at teachable.com/shameless to get started. Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Shameless Mom Academy? Email our sales team at sales@adalystmedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


4 Jan 2023

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333: Examining the Voice that Fuels You: A Reveal on Shame, an Eating Disorder, a Diagnosis, and Not Fixing Others | with Rachel Nielson of 3 in 30 Podcast

Dawnbreakers by The LifeBeats Project

Friends I am so honored to reshare a favorite story from the LifeBeats Library. Dawnbreaker Rachel Nielson is the host of 3 in 30 podcast, a podcast for moms to give them 3 solid takeaways in 30 minutes.  Rachel shares her battle for having control in her life that lead to a decade long eating disorder emerging from dealing with the health decline and death of her mother at a young age to her battle with infertility.  She goes from one extreme of excessive running and starvation to lying to her husband to sneak away to eating multiple drive-thrus.  After fighting long and hard to bring children into her family, upon the arrival of her child she came to the realization that she was done treating herself like that and no longer wanted any hidden shame.  Rachel provides a fascinating insight into her own mind during that period of battling with her eating disorder as she moves through narrative therapy by personifying and giving a voice to it.  So compelling to hear how poorly we treat ourselves and helps us to identify and rid ourselves of any similar thoughts.Rachel shares how counseling and living true to who she actually was through living out her desires and passions helped turn around her negative thinking and need for control.Rachel then shares the next part of her chapter that she has never shared before, how she fears for a tailspin back into her eating disorder, how it has been placing a strain on her marriage, what she hopes will come from sharing it, and how we can support her.   In the spirit of sharing, I also reveal something about my divorce I have not since spoken of.Listen and be inspired to remove shame in your life by bringing things to the light, realize we don’t have to have the perfect plan to start making changes, and to support others by not trying to fix them but by loving them.Show Notes:Rachel’s podcast 3 in 30Rachel’s Instagram feed Rachel’s article “The Surprising Way I Confronted My Eating Disorder”Rachel’s podcast in which she read the narrative


13 Dec 2022

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Fighting cultural expectations, tripling your salary in 20 hours/week + Are you making the ‘wrong choice’? Rachel Nielson & Dr Lisa Damour

Mom's Exit Interview

How much does our community impact the choices we make? How do we find our path when it’s conflicting with our perceived expectations? Rachel Nielson talks about how her upbringing and Mormon religion impacted her path as a mom -- she was expected to be a stay-at-home mom but it didn’t feel right to her. She challenged the expectations of her culture -- and loves her career & life now (which also is earning her good money!). Then clinical psychologist Dr Lisa Damour has advice on how to handle change with your partner - husband or spouse or whomever - and if you’re worried you’re making the wrong choice being a stay-at-home mom or being a working mom - Dr Lisa has some very encouraging research she’ll reveal!  In our Real Mom Moment Digital Creator Nicki Marie hilariously tells us what parenthood means to her - it involves her child’s storytelling which is of questionable truth. **What did you think of the show? DM me @kimrittberg** **Don’t forget to ‘follow’ and sign up for our newsletter below!** LINKS:  - Show notes & drop your feedback at https://moms-exit-interview.com - Newsletter with tips & takeaways: Sign up here! - Follow Host Kim Rittberg on Instagram GUESTS: - Rachel Nielson | 3 in 30 Podcast   - Dr Lisa Damour


10 Aug 2022

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Episode 54 - Parenting Toddlers Together with Rachel Nielson

Live Your Why


25 Mar 2022

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Containerize Your Life & Create More Time With Rachel Nielson

Yoga | Birth | Babies

I don’t know about you, but as a parent I’m busy! It seems there’s never enough time in the day to get through family, work, and personal to do lists. So how can parents accomplish what needs to get done without burning out? As today’s guest Rachel Nielson points out, “time isn’t a naughty child that needs to be managed, it’s something to make peace with.” In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies I talk to fellow podcaster, business owner, and Mom Rachel Nielson about how to successfully manage time and expectations as a parent. Rachel introduces us to the concept of containerizing our life, gives us tips on how to shift our focus, and tangible tools that will help you and your family have time for everything that matters.Don’t forget to grab your FREE guide, 5 Simple Solutions to the Most Common Pregnancy Pains HERE Get the most out of each episode by checking out the show notes with links, resources and other related podcasts at: prenatalyogacenter.com If you love what you’ve been listening to, please leave a rating and review! Yoga| Birth|Babies Support Our Sponsors:  Hello Fresh: America’s #1 meal kit! Go to HelloFresh.com/ybb14 and use code ybb14 for up to 14 free meals AND 3 free gifts! Everlywell at home lab test is offering a special discount of 20% off an at-home lab test at www.everlywell.com/ybb Boober: Looking for a  lactation support, birth doulas, mental health therapists, and postpartum doulas. Use the code PYC to get 10% off your first service atwww.getboober.com To connect with Deb and the PYC Community: Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenterYoutube: Prenatal Yoga Center*Join Deb for a yoga class, register here and use code ybb10 for $10 off an 8 Class or One Month Unlimited package!* Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


2 Feb 2022

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Finding Joy Again When You Aren't Loving Parenting with Rachel Nielson From 3 in 30 Podcast

Find The Magic

Many parents WANT to love parenting, but they find themselves disenchanted with much of what parenting entails when they are actually in the trenches of it. In this episode, Felica discusses parenting with Rachel Nielson, creator and host of 3 in 30: Takeaways from Moms. She offers us wonderful tips and insights into how to find the joy in parenting when you feel like its not easy to find. BOOKS AND LINKS Simplicity Parenting // Kim John Payne Spiritual Serendipity // Richard Eyre RELATED EPISODES Why Boundaries Are Key to Wholehearted Living How to Develop a Peaceful Routine with Kids // Felica Allen from Find the Magic Podcast How to Fall Back In Love With Motherhood When It Feels Hard // Tessa Brown How to Coach Your Children Through Their Big Emotions With Geogia Anderson from knowhowmom.com EPISODE SPONSORS Nurished supplements is our sponsor this week and we are so excited to share them with you! They create whole food supplements for adults and kids. Our favorites are their super food juices and MIGHTY chocolate milk. They taste amazing and give us peace of mind as parents to little ones. They are organic and have dairy and plant based options available. Check them out HERE and use code FINDTHEMAGIC15 for 15% off your order. https://nurished.com/collections/all-products Our Journal: Are you feeling lost, unanchored or listless in your days? We use our daily planner and journal to align our core values with the tasks we do each day! You can learn more about it HERE Thank you for the kind reviews! We appreciate them so much. Here is how to leave a review for us  on iTunes: Open Find the Magic in the podcast app   Scroll to the bottom of the page Click on write a review Tap the stars to rate us and then write us some feedback:) Hit SEND Review of the week from brun.hanna: A Must-Listen Podcast for ANYONE Taralyn, Felica and Katelin and their guests bring so much wisdom in every episode. I always feel encouraged and empowered with actionable steps and tools and I recommend this show to literally everyone I know! Thank you!!!!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/findthemagic/support


18 Oct 2021

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AP 351: How to Simplify + Make Room to Be YOU in Motherhood || with Rachel Nielson

About Progress

Note: this episode has been updated. On this week’s episode, Rachel Nielson shares how she felt spread so thin in motherhood that she became lost. Thanks to her romanticized view of motherhood, Rachel was chasing alllll of the shoulds instead of making room for HERSELF as a mom. If you need a place to start, listen in to hear Rachels’ tips, including her amazing “scripts” of what to say when you remove a to-do from your life. Want to be a more fulfilled mom? You can! Join us in simplifying away the shoulds and make more room for YOU in motherhood. Full Show Notes + Transcript Podcast U FINAL SALE - code 'ABOUTPROGRESS' Podcast Sponsor - code 'ABOUTPROGRESS' Finding Me Course Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


27 Sep 2021

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Learning to Love Your Body: Overcoming an Eating Disorder and Learning Healthy Coping Skills with Rachel Nielson

Overcome to Become

Studies show that approximately 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies.  This unhappiness leads to body shaming and body punishing in order to achieve the "ideal" look (only 5% of women ever achieve this "look").  There are so many of you out there silently struggling with accepting and loving your body.  In some cases, that struggle has led to an eating disorder.  This is a topic that we do not talk about enough.  My guest, Rachel Nielsen, is with us today for a very transparent conversation about her battle with an eating disorder and journey to love her body.  We talk about:Rachel's breaking point--when she knew she had a problem that was beyond her controlHow shame tried to keep her from receiving the help she neededHow to support someone dealing with an eating disorderHow she learned how to diversify her coping toolboxHow sharing our experiences can help free someone elseAbout Rachel Nielson:Rachel Nielson is the host of the 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms Podcast. Each 30-minute episode features 3 actionable takeaways to help women love motherhood as much as they love their children. Rachel lives in the mountains of Idaho with her husband and two miracle children--Noah (10) who came to their family via adoption and Sally (7) who came to their family via Invitro Fertilization. Connect with Rachel:Instagram//Website//3 in 30 PodcastConnect with Latasha:Website// Instagram//EmailOTB Email Tribe: Click here for updates and encouragement in your inbox!Mentioned in this episode:Overcoming Single-Mom Guilt (my episode with Rachel on her podcast)-https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/3-in-30-takeaways-for-moms/id1296627876?i=1000535146384My Hometown by Eurovision-  https://youtu.be/qjuphuG3ndw Other episodes (on the 3 in 30 podcast) where Rachel shares more of her story:How to Stop Being Mean to Yourself: 3 Tools I Learned in CounselingMaking Peace with Food (and Yourself!) through Intuitive EatingA True Story of Answered Prayers: 3 Essays I Wrote in Therapy3 Ways to Heal your Relationship with Food this Year


14 Sep 2021

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The Beauty of an Open Adoption with Rachel Nielson (@3in30podcast)

Pretty Little Tribe

In today’s Pretty Little Tribe Podcast episode, we are joined by Rachel Nielson.  Rachel is the host of the @3in30podcast. A podcast where she gives her top 3 parenting tips in 30 minutes!  We all know that struggling to conceive has become an ever-growing commonality amongst women, and Rachel is no exception. When Rachel was just 25 years old, she and her husband knew what her journey would look like with not being able to conceive on their own. They made the decision to embark on their adoption journey AND IVF journey at the same time, and she can tell you it was a wild one!  Join us as Rachel speaks about her open adoption with her oldest son and also her IVF journey with her younger daughter. If you enjoyed this episode of the Pretty Little Tribe Podcast, make sure you rate us five stars wherever you're listening, and we’ll see you next week!  Find Rachel: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/3in30podcast/ Podcast: https://3in30podcast.com/ Flecks of Gold Journal: 3in30podcast.com/flecksofgold Follow us on Instagram! @prettylittletribe Music:  Miss Summer by Roa Music | https://soundcloud.com/roa_music1031 Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US


20 Aug 2021

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39. Finding food freedom after an eating disorder (w/ guest Rachel Nielson)

The Woman of Wellness Podcast

In today’s episode, I’m talking to Rachel Nielson from the 3 in 30 Podcast about her experience navigating an eating disorder. In this episode, she shares about her eating disorder, how she was able to find help, and what she’s doing to continually pursue a life of freedom with food and her body.  I’m so grateful she has allowed me to share some of her story with you and in the episode, we dive into what it looks like to be ok with being in the “messy middle” of healing your relationship with food and your body. If you feel you suffer from a true eating disorder, please reach out to a licensed counselor for help.  If your relationship with food and your body feels “messy” and you want to learn how to make peace with food and your body, join the Food Freedom waitlist. www.awomanofwellness.com/foodfreedom Rachel Nielson is the host of 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms. Each 30-minute episode offers 3 actionable takeaways for women who want to love motherhood as much as they love their children. Rachel lives in the mountains of Idaho with her husband and two miracle children, who came to their family through adoption and IVF. Website: http://3in30podcast.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/3in30podcast


17 Aug 2021