This Is How We Do: Self Care



With endless time and unlimited budgets, self care becomes pretty easy (hello tropical beach vacation and weekly massages!). But when we’re balancing motherhood, marriage, and careers—and our bank account isn’t bottomless—how do we make time and give ourselves permission to care for ourselves?

This week we’re talking about what self care looks like for each of us and how that varies depending on the season of life we’re in. April also offers a powerful reminder of the importance of letting our kids see us experience the joyful and delightful parts of life. We hope this conversation leaves you feeling encouraged and empowered to explore what self care looks like for you, whether you have five whole hours a week or just five minutes a day.

Show Notes

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Mentioned in this episode:

The Ok to Wake! Clock April uses to help her kids sleep later

Ashlee’s bamboo bath tray

Target’s $2 face masks

Our Exhale creative community

The Enneagram

Related previous episodes:

Ep. 3: It’s Their Day, Too With Katie Blackburn
Ep. 9: Living the Balanced Life With Robin Long
Ep. 59: Everyday Peacemaking With Osheta Moore
This Is How We Don’t

Related essays:

Little Luxuries
It’s Their Day, Too
It’s Not About The Haircut
A Creative
Put It Down
The Rest Found In Movement
Let Us Be Women Who Rest When We’re Tired

Show credits: 

Hosted by Indiana Adams, Ashlee Gadd, and April Hoss, produced by Katie Leipprandt, edited by Kyle Cummings, content managed by Jennifer Batchelor.


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