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The podcast that encourages and inspires you to find simple ways to bring more joy into your day. Whether you are looking for a little encouragement in your faith, family, home, homeschooling (if you do) -- or just life -- then this is the podcast for you! Let's get real and talk about the challenges that we face as women in our day-to-day lives. My guests and I will discuss practical tips and "hacks" about how to find harmony in relationships, order in your home, and how to add a little good ol' fun to your week. My prayer is that this podcast will bless you and add a smile to your face (even if it causes a few new wrinkles) -- and to hopefully help you "Live Simply" and "Be Joyful.”

Sep 25, 2017

Episode #028 with Heather MacFadyen

Learning How to Remain a God-Centered Mom


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Have you heard of Heather MacFadyen from the God-Centered Mom Podcast? I hope you have! Today we’re going to be talking about how to remain a God-centered mom—which is the heart of Heather’s podcast. She is going to share her favorite tips that she’s received from guests on her podcast. She’s also going to rock your world with some of her morning tips—and lots of resources as well!

Let’s face it, the most important part of being a God-centered mom is getting yourself in the Word of God.But that’s often really challenging for moms! It's hard to get away. We have demands piling up on us, sometimes before we even plan to get up in the mornings.

Many of you have already received a copy of my book, Sanity Savers for Moms. {For those of you who haven't, it's a gift that I offer HERE.} One of my “sanity saver” tips in the book for finding time to get in the Word is to not feel guilty about putting a show on for your kids to watch, so you can sneak away with your Bible for a bit. There are so many really amazing Christian shows that you can put on for your kids, so you are both growing in the Lord at the same time.

I'm excited to share with you that our sponsor for this episode just so happens to be JellyTelly!  Their company is so amazing! I share some of my favorite shows below and on the podcast. JellyTelly has some amazing Christian programming to entertain your kids while you pull away to be with the Lord…or sit with them and watch, too. {Don’t forget to use the code SIMPLYJOYFUL to get some awesome freebies! — more below}

 You are going to be so blessed by this episode!



Do you have children who have school uniforms? Keep everything—socks, shoes, shirts, etc—together in one place. Heather says they keep theirs together downstairs. That way if it's time to walk out the door and someone needs to put shoes on but doesn’t have socks, they don’t have to run back to grab socks. Everything is all together.

Morning Habit: Have a spot where all your stuff is so you don’t have to think about finding it in the morning.



Grab your favorite drink and settle in—you are going to LOVE this episode! 



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I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode.


Live Simply. Be Joyful.







Heather MacFadyen has been married since the turn of the century (sounds more impressive than it is). She is the mother of four young boys (born exactly, to the day, within 6 1/2 years . . . just like she’d always planned). Heather hosts a weekly podcast (“The God-Centered Mom Podcast”)—interviewing fellow journeyers on the topic of motherhood. On social media, she chronicles the colorful chaos of “relentlessly replacing ‘me’ with ‘He’” — sharing the daily struggle of remaining God-centered while mothering four wild-at-heart, energetic, and often stubborn boys. Her heart is for moms to know God's great delight over them. How He sees the unseen eternal work they do every day. And to know they “Don’t Mom Alone”.


You can check out all of Heather's podcast episodes HERE! Be sure to visit her site as well at






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