Rhonda Steed is a mother of five (ages 7-17) and a woman of many talents. We talk about setting up a craft room for your kids, how to make sourdough bread, and life as a mother as our children grow from the toddler to the teenage years.


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Key Points from this Episode:

  • When you are going through a difficult circumstance like Medical School, find a mom friend in the same situation. They will get you and be able to understand the trials you are dealing with.
  • Learn to carry on with your family even if your busy spouse is unable to be home. Learn to be happy when they do get to come, but don’t bemoan your situation when they can’t.
  • Taking care of your body really matters. It allows us to mother better and do our best.
  • To parent different personality types, set a goal to pray and think about one thing you can do for each child each day.
  • Start with construction paper and water with a paintbrush if you are nervous about introducing art supplies to your kids.
  • To keep the clutter down with so many creative expressions of our children, you can keep a new project for about a week and see if your child brings it up. If they don’t, it’s okay to toss it! If you’re worried about it, take a picture and then throw it away.
  • Baking bread can be a soothing activity, like yoga.
  • Making bread feels like an accomplishment that can’t be undone. So much of motherhood is cyclical but this is a creation that can’t be un-created.
  • Take a breath and pause before you react when you’re in stressful situations with your teenagers (and others). You might find the magic in the intentions of an action you didn’t understand.

Connect with Rhonda

Instagram: @justrhondalee

Website: rhondasteed.com

Resources

@sourdoughschool – Instagram for how to make bread

The Kitchn  – sourdough basics

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