Episode 159: Kara Kae James



I was happy to welcome Kara Kae James back to the show. She is a Surviving Sarah OG appearing way back on Episode 33. She is the founder and executive director of Thrive Moms which is a ministry all about empowering moms. She and her husband have 4 kids and she just launched her first book into the world titled “Mom Up—Thriving With Grace in the Chaos of Motherhood”

We have a great conversation about what it looks like to embrace the chaos of motherhood. We talk about practical ways to do that, what helps us cultivate joy and how to take care of yourself during seasons of chaos.

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Connect with Kara Kae James:  Instagram // twitter // Facebook // website // Thrive Moms

Takeaways From Our Conversation:

  • You don’t have to be wired a certain way to enjoy motherhood.

  • Practical ways to embrace the chaos:

    • choose to be the fun mom

    • reset your day

    • be honest with yourself (expectations) and with your kids

  • Embracing chaos doesn’t mean you let go of boundaries.

  • You have to flex the muscle of joy.

  • Taking care of yourself will help you embrace the chaos.

Discussion Questions:

  • What is something good about the phase of parenting that you are in?

  • What negative self talk do you tend to say? (“I can’t” “This will never end”) What does that kind of talk do to your level of joy?

  • Are you someone who can handles chaos well?

  • What happens internally to you when chaos is happening around you?

  • How does social media affect the view of your own chaos?

  • What are your expectations with parenting? Are they realistic?

  • What can you do this week to flex the muscle of joy?

  • What do you do to practice self-care?

  • What is something you can do daily or weekly to take care of yourself?

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