Is “Me Time” Necessary? – HIRL Episode 91

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Free homeschool podcast about finding quality time alone.Do you ever feel like there just isn’t enough time in your life to take care of yourself? In the midst of your life do you fail to remember to do the things you want to do? Do the demands of parenting and homeschooling make you feel guilty if you take time for yourself? We think this is an important discussion to have out loud.

Join Fletch and Kendra on this episode of HomeschoolingIRL as we welcome Dr. Melanie Wilson, Christian psychologist and homeschooling mom of 6, into the studio to chat about “me time”. We discuss whether or not taking time for ourselves is practical, and doable, and we share a lot of laughs along the way!

2:35 Fluff Time
8:57 Introduction to the podcast
10:54 Interview Part 1: Dr. Melanie Wilson
28:01 Interview Part 2: Dr. Melanie Wilson
43:04 Wrapping up the show


Recommended Resources:

The Homeschool Sanity Show Dr. Melanie Wilson’s podcast

Previous Episodes Mentioned:
Depression HIRL Episode 60

Music clips used on this episode:
All By Myself- Eric Carmen – Buy it on iTunes Here
We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place – Eric Burdon
 – Buy it on iTunes Here


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I Deserve a Donut After All That Homeschooling with Barb Raveling

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holiday overeating, healthy eating during the holidays

Barb Raveling Photo I count it as a great blessing to have met Barb Raveling online. When she asked me to review her book, I Deserve a Donut, I didn’t know what to expect. I have read dozens of “diet” books and have written about overcoming overeating myself. To say I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement!

Barb offers wisdom on this subject that is a challenge for so many of us in a peaceful, practical way. In my interview with her, she shares:

  • What truth journaling is and how it changed her life
  • What makes I Deserve a Donut different from other “diet” books
  • Several lies that keep us overeating
  • How her friend lost over 100 pounds
  • How this approach to weight loss works even if you give in to temptation
  • How to prevent overeating during the holidays

Scriptures mentioned: 2 Corinthians 10:5, Romans 12:2

You won’t want to miss Barb’s guest post: 8 Lies That Lead to Holiday Weight Gain. While you’re reading, be sure to enter to win a copy of I Deserve a Donut at Psychowith6 (you can also buy it on Amazon) and check out Barb’s blog. You’ll be blessed!