Episode 176: Ruth Schwenk



Ruth Schwenk joins me today. You may know Ruth from the website she created called TheBetterMom.com. She is a wife and mom to 4 kids. She is an author of several books including the two we mention in today’s episode: The Better Mom Devotional and Settle My Soul.

If you’ve ever felt alone in motherhood or struggled to love every stage of motherhood, you will relate to this conversation. Ruth has such a heart to come alongside other mothers to help them feel seen and known. In this episode, Ruth shares her advice for new moms, the importance of surrounding yourself with women who are a set ahead in life and those who are a set behind you in life. And in that true form, I ask for her advice on how to handle sibling conflict. And lastly, after walking through a year of health hardship with her husband, she shares what brave has looked like for her. 

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Links mentioned:

Survival Kit:


  • We put too much pressure on ourselves as moms to do everything the right way. We have got to learn to take the pressure off. Do the best you can. Be the best you can. And trust the process.

  • When it comes to sibling conflict, figure out what is the heart issue happening. What are you not getting that you want?

Discussion Questions:

  • Do you have one or a few people that pour into you that are further down the road? And do you pour into others who are behind you?

  • Where do you find that sort of encouragement?

  • What advice do you wish you were given when you were becoming a mom?

  • What advice do you need in regards to parenting right now?

  • What does brave look like for you right now?

  • What settles your soul when you are walking through something difficult?

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Connect with Ruth:  Instagram // twitter // Facebook // Website

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