On The Connected Mom Podcast we have conversations about connecting more deeply with God, more emphatically with other Moms, and more intentionally with your child.


  • Did you know that at least 1 in 7 women suffer from postpartum depression or anxiety? Postpartum depression is considered the number one complication of childbirth. Listen in as we dive into these very real issues and how they can affect us and those we love. Ashley Hudson, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, joins us for a very real, practical episode. "You deserve to feel better." Please share!Links Ashley mentions in the show:https://psidirectory.com/&nbspwww.postpartum.net If you […]
  • Our guest Jenny Randle is here to remind us that creativity comes in all forms . . . and our kids may express creativity in a variety of ways. Join us as we identify creative “killers” and glean a few ideas on how you can foster creativity in your child(ren). Find creative ways to connect . . . you won't regret it! Free download mentioned in the episode: 31 FUN AND EASY WAYS TO GROW […]
  • Make time to listen as Carol McLeod chats with Becky and Sarah about how she found JOY in tremendous loss and depression. You are sure to relate with parts of her story or know someone who needs to hear her message. How can we experience the fullness of JOY even in the hardest parts of mothering? We're glad you're listening in.ABOUT OUR GUESTCarol McLeod is a best-selling author and popular speaker at women's conferences and […]
  • As moms, we want to do all we can to avoid hard times for our family. On today's podcast, we chat with Grace Fox about what we can do when those hard times inevitably come. Listen for "hope" as we discuss these topics:  How to deal with the anxious "what ifs" Choosing joy over fear How pain can mold/shape our kids Identifying joy-stealers How we can change our view of "weaknesses" ABOUT OUR GUESTGrace Fox […]
  • As the new year approaches, we recommend becoming "Soul Strong." What does that mean? Our special guest Lucinda Secrest McDowell talks with us about her book Soul Strong: 7 Keys to a Vibrant Life. These concepts are a great way to begin 2023. Make it the year where you go deeper in your connection with God. ABOUT OUR GUESTLucinda Secrest McDowell, M.T.S., is a storyteller and seasoned mentor who engages both heart and mind while […]
  • The demands of motherhood can leave us feeling exhausted and like we hardly have the emotional energy to pull out our Bibles or have a long prayer time. Running between activities, events, and work can feel overwhelming. On this episode, we get really practical and specific about helping mamas connect with God. At times this goal can feel elusive and ethereal and so we want to have a conversation about what helps us connect with […]
  • ABOUT OUR GUEST:Julie Lavender is the award-winning author of several books, including 365 Days of Celebration and Praise and Creative Sleepovers for Kids!, and coauthor of Come and Behold Him. Her work has appeared in several anthologies and curricula, as well as many magazines, such as The Upper Room, Guideposts, Homeschooling Today, ParentLife, Clubhouse, Today's Christian Woman, and Focus on the Family. Julie has a master's degree in early childhood education, taught public school in […]
  • In the busyness of the holidays, we can easily lose sight of why celebrations matter. In this episode Becky reminds us that celebrations were actually God’s idea. So, it's worth spending some time thinking about how celebrations and traditions build connection in our family and even our faith.ABOUT OUR GUEST:Authentic, passionate, funny and Biblical all describe, Becky Harling. A best-selling author, Becky is a popular speaker at conferences, retreats and other events. She is a […]
  • Sometimes these BIG emotions can interrupt family life and leave us feeling disconnected. We want to help you–and today's episode is packed with practical advice that can help you and your child deal with the big emotions that come our way.ABOUT OUR GUEST:Michelle Nietert has been a licensed professional counselor for over 25 years and the coauthor of the award winning book Loved and Cherished: 100 Devotions for Girls along with Make Up Your Mind: […]
  • How can you help your kids be filled with gratitude . . . and how can you make that fun? Gratitude is something God honors, and according to the research, it actually makes people more happy in their adult life. Who knew? Today Becky shares lots of ideas to make gratitude fun at any age–from toddlers to high schoolers. We even throw in a few tips for grandparents!Mentioned: Thank You Bear book suggestion for toddlers […]
  • In this episode, we discuss so much! Starting your own business. Managing a budget (not a bad word!). Wise handling of debt. And how to make the best of our crazy economy. Plus, our guest, Katelyn Swiatek shares about her home-based business for women who love fashion and also want to be wise with money.ABOUT OUR GUESTKatelyn Swiatek is the founder of SAVOUR Clothing located in Colorado Springs, CO. SAVOUR Clothing is an online consignment business […]
  • We want to say right from the beginning, this is a guilt-free zone! So if you haven't been doing family dinners well, no worries. There's always time to improve. But in this episode, Becky gives some great ideas on how to make time around the dinner table a fun time (you read that right–fun!). It doesn't have to be stressful. It can be fun. Listen in and grab one new idea to try with your […]
  • You're in for a treat! Becky and Sarah interview Will Daniel, a sixth-grade author and his mom, Blythe Daniel. Will wrote a book with more than 400 laughs and he shares a few on this podcast! You're guaranteed to laugh while listening and also gather some encouragement from Blythe on how important it is to cultivate humor in the home. Will's new book will help you do that…so we encourage you to grab several for […]
  • On our last episode we started a conversation about comparison. As mom, our tendency to compare erodes our connection with God, our fellow moms, and our kids, which is exactly the opposite of what we hope to do on this podcast.Becky shares life-giving truths from Scripture–it's less about being an *achiever* and more about being an *abider.* ABOUT OUR GUEST:Authentic, passionate, funny and Biblical all describe, Becky Harling. A best-selling author, Becky is a popular […]