Small Jar Podcast

Small Jar Podcast

Hosted by: Jennifer Collins

Welcome to the Small Jar Podcast, where we explore how to intentionally design the life that you want in the space between motherhood and the empty nest.

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Episodes

23. Reframing the Side Hustle

It's not just about the money.  The "side hustle" is an incredible opportunity to pursue something you are really passionate about. As we contemplate the empty nest, so often we rush to fill our time so that we don't...
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22. College Move-In Day

It doesn’t matter if the college drop off will happen in a few weeks or a few years….it doesn’t matter if it’s your oldest or your youngest…there is something about the college move-in day that can fill us—as...
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21. Peace & Loneliness in the Empty Nest

So often over the past 17+ years, I have longed for more peace in my life. There is something about having children that makes you wonder what you even spent your time doing before you had kids. Given how overwhelming...
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20. Job Satisfaction

As our children grow up and leave the nest, we have an opportunity to re-focus on our professional careers. But when we think about job satisfaction, we tend to focus more on what we don't like about particular jobs...
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19. Fear of What Ifs

When it comes to our children...the people we love...we often can’t help ourselves but think endlessly of all of the terrible things that might happen. The What Ifs. As our children become adults, we have less ability...
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18. Finding Love

Whether you are already in a relationship, wondering whether you should stay in a relationship, or looking for love…this one’s for you. How do you find love? Here's the thing about love…we’re frequently looking for...
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17. Filling the Empty Nest

The empty nest. Think about the visual image of what is implied by the phrase, the "empty nest."  The nest is a home, and its purpose is to keep eggs and baby birds safe until they are ready to fly off on their own....
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16. When Your Best Isn't Good Enough

Have you ever found yourself saying, “I am literally doing the best I can….and it’s not enough.”  We are trying our best.  We have the best intentions. We think we have done everything that we could have done.  And...
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15. Powerlessness. When Your Child Pulls Away.

As we watch our children grow up, we experience so many beautiful emotions. But we can also experience a wide range of challenging emotions—like worry, fear, anxiety, and frustration. When we worry or feel fear, we...
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14. Mom, CEO of Home Inc.

Moms are the CEO of Home Inc. Now, I want to be clear…I’m not saying this to be cute or cheeky. I certainly do not want to in any way come across as belittling stay-at-home moms. In fact, I believe that being a...
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13. Judging Ourselves

80% of the thoughts we have each day are negative--and many of these thoughts are judgments about ourselves. You have probably heard that the best way to combat negative self-talk is with mindfulness, gratitude, and...
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12. If They Would Just Do What We Want

Is there someone in your life who just doesn't listen?  Who never does what you want them to do?  A husband or ex-husband? A boss? Your child? Your mother?? When people disagree with us or do things we thing are just...
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