The Mean Moms Podcast
Break Free From Busyness {Ep.08}

Break Free From Busyness {Ep.08}

April 26, 2019

Hey mom, how busy are you? Is your calendar bulging at the seams? Have you become your kids personal Uber driver shuttling them from activity to activity? 

If you answered yes to all of the above, then this podcast was taped for you!

Listen as author, Joanne Kraft, shares the ten reasons that opened her eyes to the cold hard fact: she was way too busy. 

Learn the three things she does now before she says yes to anything.  

Then take your own busy-mom assessment. A quick and fun way to learn if you really are a lot busier than you should be these days. 

Purchase Joanne's books on Amazon - The Mean Mom's Guide to Raising Great Kids and Just Too Busy-Taking Your Family on a Radical Sabbatical.  

 

 

The Cure for Mom Guilt {Ep.07}

The Cure for Mom Guilt {Ep.07}

March 2, 2019

Mom guilt is that aching in the pit of our stomach. It comes on as soon as we hold our first child. That moment when we discover how much better we should be at motherhood. We torture ourselves with what we should’ve said or what we wish we shouldn’t have said or what we should’ve done but didn’t.

Mom guilt is emotional cancer. It eats away at thousands of good memories of motherhood, leaving a highlight reel of a dozen painful mistakes.  A highlight reel that plays over and over and over in our mind, year in and year out.

Mom guilt never grows smaller, it only grows bigger. That's why today, we're tackling it once and for all--and before we're done you're going to finally know the cure. 

 

Purchase Joanne's Book - The Mean Mom's Guide to Raising Great Kids

Mean Moms Use Their Words {Ep.05}

Mean Moms Use Their Words {Ep.05}

February 1, 2019

Are there any magic words a mom can use to encourage her child?

You're going to find out today on the Mean Moms Podcast.

When my four were growing up I thought that telling them how great and wonderful they were was the right way to do it.

If I only knew then what I know now.  

I thought the right way was to say things  like, "Youre great." or."Youre so smart."

Then I found out I was doing it all wrong.

Tune in to my new episode - Mean Moms Use Their Words

On the podcast today, you’re going to learn the right and the wrong way to encourage your kids too…and my guess is you’re going to be as surprised as I was to discover just what that looks like.

Must-Have Manners for a Great Thanksgiving {Ep.04}

Must-Have Manners for a Great Thanksgiving {Ep.04}

November 20, 2018

Would you like to enjoy a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner? Then, teach your child good manners. 

A dry turkey and burnt stuffing is not the end of the world. if you bomb at cooking your meal this year it really has nothing to do with how good your holiday will be.

The truth test of a successful family gathering is how well your kids behave around the table. 

Take the Cold Turkey Cell Phone Challenge and download printables to tame your cell phone habit. 

Discover simple manners every child should know, then hear what Joanne says about mom-manners that can be lacking and just what you need to do to be invited back over for Thanksgiving next year!

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How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids {Ep.03}

How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids {Ep.03}

September 12, 2018

Do you want your home to be a sanctuary spot? Quit yelling. 

Today on The Mean Moms Podcast I'm sharing tips and tricks to make your home a shout-free zone.

Every mom gets frustrated and a lot of us find ourselves yelling to get our kids attention. But, what if there's a different way? Tune in as I share 7 Ways to Stop Yelling that will change your home completely. 

Do you want your home to be a sanctuary spot? Tune in.

Make sure to head over for your FREE PRINTABLE 7 Ways to Quit Yelling at Your Kids

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Are You a Marshmallow Mom? {Ep.02}

Are You a Marshmallow Mom? {Ep.02}

September 12, 2018

A mother’s love is superhuman.

Made up of impenetrable strength, a mother's love miraculously and unconditionally lasts longer than life. Yet, this titanium powerhouse of heartfelt emotion is known to melt under nothing more than a child’s wants and desires. Thus, the “marshmallow mom” is born.

On today's episode of The Mean Moms Podcast:

  • Discover the definition of a "Marshmallow Mom" and see if you fit the description.
  • Get to know Patty Pinterest, Nancy Not-My-Kid and Penny Putsthekidsfirst-Everytime.
  • Be inspired to make small changes in your parenting that reap BIG future dividends.

Make sure to Download your FREE PRINTABLE to help curb the Marshmallow Mom in you! Head over at JoanneKraft.com. And, don't forget to leave an iTunes review before you leave!

What’s a Mean Mom? {Ep.01}

What’s a Mean Mom? {Ep.01}

September 11, 2018

Does the title of "mean mom" make you a little nervous? Do you struggle when your child calls you mean? Tune in to The Mean Moms Podcast today to find what in the world a mean mom really is. Discover ten character traits of a professional mean mom and find out just how many you might have already. 

Download a PRINTABLE of The Definition of a Mean Mom to stick on your refrigerator or to stick on your bathroom mirror. 

 

Welcome Mom!  Meet your host Joanne Kraft. Learn what she did for a living and why she believes God wired her to help moms.

Welcome Mom! Meet your host Joanne Kraft. Learn what she did for a living and why she believes God wired her to help moms.

August 13, 2018

Welcome to The Mean Moms Podcast!

Introductions are in order. Learn how The Mean Moms Podcast was born and a little bit about your host, Joanne Kraft, author of The Mean Moms Guide to Raising Great Kids.

Our official launch date is September 11th. Four new episodes are on their way....subscribe to stay tuned!

 

Joanne Kraft is the author of The Mean Moms Guide to Raising Great Kids and Just Too Busy--Taking Your Family on a Radical Sabbatical. A national speaker, Joanne's articles have been published in Today's Christian Woman, In Touch, P31 Woman Magazine, Focus on the Family and more.