Mom First: Less Stress, More Joy for Working Moms

33: [Call to Joy] How to Create More Fun and Joy Using Simple Traditions

July 05, 2022 Jen Larimore
Mom First: Less Stress, More Joy for Working Moms
33: [Call to Joy] How to Create More Fun and Joy Using Simple Traditions
Show Notes Transcript

Episode 33: [Call to Joy]: How to Create More Fun and Joy Using Simple Traditions

This episode is a Call to Joy, a quick, simple bit of encouragement to help empower you to create a joyfilled life.

In this episode, I share with you how we've used simple traditions to keep our family connected and intentionally have more fun and joy throughout the year. Not just on special occassions! 

Welcome to Mom First! This podcast helps working moms ditch the overwhelm and stress so they are happier and more fulfilled each day. You have a lot going on, and I get that you are a Mom First--and so much more too! 

Between the meal prepping and laundry folding at home, the smart goals at work, and the daycare dropoffs and kid activities, what so many of us are looking for is joy, connection, and meaning. If you want that in your life, you have to cultivate it. You have to create it on purpose. And this quick hit episode is here to empower you to do that. Let’s go.


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Hello, my friends. This episode is a call to joy, a quick, simple bit of encouragement to help empower you to create a joyfilled life between the meal, prepping and laundry folding at home, the smart goals and key performance indicators at work and the daycare drop offs and all the kid activities. What so many of us are looking for is joy.

Connection and meaning, if you want that in your life, you have to cultivate it. You have to make space for it. You have to create it on purpose. You have to go first. And this quick hit episode is here to empower you to do it. Let's go.

Hi, I'm Jen Lamore. And like you, I'm a mom first, a mom of five to be exact. I'm also a lawyer turned life coach and I'm on a mission to help working moms, ditch the overwhelm and stress so that they are. Happier calmer and more productive. Let's go from frazzled and barely surviving to fulfilled joyful and thriving.

If you are a mom who wears a lot of hats and you're looking for support, then you're in the right place.

 

All right. Just popping into your podcast here to give you a quick episode on a way in which all of us busy moms can add a little smidge of joy and meaning to our day today, I'm focused specifically on something you can do on special days like holidays and birthdays or on any old day at all. And that is.

Traditions at our house. We're a huge fan of traditions. A lot of time. When people think about traditions, they think of holidays or something that has to be passed down from generation to generation, something kind of serious or heavy, but it doesn't have to be that way. Traditions don't have to be reserved for repeating things from our family of origin or even for holidays.

Here's the thing with traditions, they add just a little bit of magic and flare and fun to what O might otherwise be a mundane moment. So, first day of school is a little extra special because it's also the day that we do a special back to school jelly being surprise.

Doctor's appointments with littles, not only end with a sticker from the nurse, if they're lucky, but also with some one-on-one bubble time with mom afterwards, sick days when mom watches you means a Popsicle in a show for sure. And rainy days in the spring, when it's nice out, they mean a puddle walk and summer nights mean.

An opportunity for a flashlight or glow stick, walk a wait at the restaurant means a game of war with the cards that I keep in my purse instead of time spent on screens you can have one night of the month where no matter what you do a specific activity together as a family, it could be as simple as making dinner together, watching a movie, having a game night, eating some pizza together, or going out for a hike and so many golf.

Don't overcomplicate it, just do it. Part of what makes having these traditions so fun and easy is that the kids will remember it and remind you of it. And since kids love to know what's coming, it helps create stability, resiliency, and trust too, especially when let's face it. Even on the best of days, the world can be a little chaotic.

There are so many ways to add something fun and happy and joyful to our everyday moments and traditions are one way to make it possible. These are the moments that we're here for, right? You don't need hours of free time, extra vacation time. BKU bucks to make these little things happen. It just takes a little creativity and a little consistency and a willingness not to live your life on default.

 All  📍 right, that's this week's call to joy. I hope it resonated with you and inspired you to fill your lives with more joy. I will see you next.