Spiritually Minded Mom Podcast
By Darla Trendler
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If you’re a mom who has ever felt depleted, hopeless or let down by motherhood, you’re in the right place. From your mother-in-law to your Facebook feed, everyone’s got an opinion on parenting, but on the Spiritually Minded Mom Podcast, you won’t find a lot of advice or tips on how to do motherhood the right way. Instead, you’ll get encouragement and hope. You’ll know you aren’t alone. You'll hear interviews with other mothers who have gone through what you are going through and you'll walk away knowing if they can do it, so can you. Most of all you’ll learn you have a partner in motherhood, a loving Heavenly Father who wants you to succeed and is always there to help you in your most important work as a mother.
||CleanSMM 019: Connection Through Trials + The Power of Vulnerability to Bring Women Together || Danelle Beckstrand||Today my guest is Danelle Beckstrand. Danelle is married to Tyler and they enjoy traveling and watching movies. Danelle loves connection with others and started a blog called We Call it a Journey as a way to find a support system and open up...||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSMM 018: Divorce + Blending Families + Coming Back to God in Motherhood || Tarrin Pendergrass||Tarrin Pendergrass and her husband were recently married and with her marriage, she went from being a mom to three to a mom of 10 as her husband has seven kids in addition to her three. Although the transition to blending families into one hasn’t...||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSMM 017: Life as a Military Family + Appreciating Motherhood After Infertility + Trusting God's Timing || Noralee Jones||My guest in episode 17 of the Spiritually Minded Mom podcast is Noralee Jones. Her husband is a naval officer, they have three children under the age of 4 and they just moved to a new state. She goes by Mrs. Navy Mama on social media and writes...||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSMM 016: Practical Scripture Study for Moms + How to Go In Instead of Out to Find Peace || Courtney Casper||Courtney Casper is my guest on this week's podcast. Courtney is a mom to three girls, a wife and currently lives about 30 minutes from the nearest stop light, so she spends a lot of time in her car. She thinks of scripture study as a "magic wand" in...||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSMM 015: Balance + Overcoming Feelings of Failure + True Self-Care in Motherhood || Elise Curtis||Show Recap Elise Curtis is a wife, mom to three and an entrepreneur. In addition to a photography and a Maskcara business, Elise is also the founder of SALT, an LDS retreat that offers a place for women to come together to feel the Spirit and connect...||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSMM 014: How to Recognize God in Simple Ways + Battle Loneliness and Negative Thoughts || Michelle Garfield||Recognize God in Simple Ways "This challenge really was an answer to a prayer for me, which is why I jumped on it the second that I saw it. ... It's changed my life and it was so simple. That's what I loved about this challenge was that it wasn't like..||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSMM 013: Overcoming Anger + Showing Faith When Your Motherhood Plan is Not God's Plan || Misty Trendler||When Your Motherhood Plan is Not God's Plan "I've had good days and bad days and I think that's okay. I think that I am definitely more aware of the good days because I have had the bad days of not believing and the anger, so when I have those good...||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSMM 012: Five Ways to Become a More Spiritually Minded Mom Challenge||Show Recap In episode 12 I'm sharing why I started the podcast and some of the lessons I have personally learned since becoming a podcaster. Spoiler alert:the best part of podcasting for me has been all of the amazing moms like you whom I have met and..||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSMM 011: Being Enough + How Motherhood Helps You Understand God's Love || Lisa Andersen||God's Love "I like to think of motherhood as a chance for me to understand a little more about how God feels about me. ...So when I think about the way that I love my children, and then I pull it back to think, 'That's how God loves me,' and I...||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSMM 010: Being Open About Mental Illness in Motherhood + When You Don't Know If God is Your Partner || Ally Hayward||"... I don't know that I really feel like I have that partnership with God...but I think it's good for women to know and to realize and to be told that yes, you do have that partnership with God and He is there. Even though you're going through the...||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSMM 009: From Adoptee to Birth Mother, A Motherhood Story Shaped by Adoption + Love || Jori Reid||On Adoption and Motherhood "Adoption is about love. Birth mothers place their babies because they love them [and] because they are doing what they think is best for them." --Jori Reid "Motherhood is the highest calling we could have on earth. It is so..||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSMM 008: Dealing with Cancer + Motherhood by Focusing on What is Most Important || Julie Monroe||Julie's thoughts on dealing with cancer + motherhood: "I've realized in times like this when you get some hard news or you're having a tough time, a really hard trial in your life, you can either choose to look toward God for help or you can turn away..||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSMM 007: Turning to God Through Infertility, Adoption and Miscarriage || Kay West||"When I turned to Him, I found that I am a daughter of God and that is worth so much. Nothing about me is broken. He sent me to this earth at this time with the body that I have for a reason. He put me on my path in life for a reason and...||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSMM 006: Growing into Motherhood + Learning How God Speaks to You || Monica Packer||"We women need to remind ourselves a lot of us grow into motherhood. For a lot of us, it might not come so naturally. That was one thing I was probably the most surprised by is that it didn't feel natural for me for a long time, and I really had to...||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSMM 005: Choosing Happiness in Motherhood Despite Grief and Tragedy||"I need to be here for my other children and my grandchildren. I need to be present and not stuck in the past. I need to be here now and that's a choice. I choose to be happy. I choose to look past all these horrible things that have happened and be...||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSMM 004: Adoption and Faith in God's Timing || Jo-Anne Mazurat-Orlesky||"As a mom, the only thing I can hope for any of my children is that they learn to love and they learn to love good because I can dream of them going to university or college, but if they don't have love to give to others I just feel like they don't...||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSMM 003: What It Means to be a Good Mom and Why You Are the Perfect Mom for Your Kids || Becky Squire||"We have our strengths and we have our weaknesses but we need to focus on our strengths and realize that Heavenly Father gave us those strengths to serve our kids because that's what they needed." -Becky Squire This episode is...||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSMM 002: Navigating Loss, Special Needs and Fostering as a Young Mom || Alie Jones||Episode 2 of the Spiritually Minded Mom podcast is an interview with Alie Jones. When Alie got married, she and her husband had their whole life planned out perfectly, but Alie's motherhood journey has not been easy and has been anything but her...||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSMM 001: Welcome to the Spiritually Minded Mom Podcast||I've always thought of myself as a writer (not a speaker) and while I love listening to podcasts, I never thought I would actually be the host of one. But here I am. I won't bore you with all the details of how I got here, but I will say that God has...||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Spiritually Minded Mom is such a great podcast! In this fun, rewarding, but often crazy, and sometimes scary world of parenting, this podcast addresses real-life issues we all face as moms and gives hope and encouragement as we navigate raising children with God’s help and direction. So uplifting and positive!
Refreshing & Uplifting
What an uplifting podcast! Us moms (& dads) are doing the best we can raising our kiddos in this world. Its refreshing to hear how other moms navigate through their own trials of raising kids & to know I'm not the only one. Looking forward to future episodes!
A must listen
Darla is the perfect mom to guide you through the challenges and triumphs of being a spiritually minded mom. Love her spirit, her goodness and her hope. ♥️