We Can Work Outside the Home & Still Be Great Moms with Megan Pippitt [episode 21]

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Today’s episode features Megan Pippitt, a fellow farm wife and mom in Nebraska, lover of a lox-tox lifestyle, and (more recently), a sourdough enthusiast. Megan Pippitt is a working farm mom attempting to find a little balance. She does her best to manage her time efficiently so she can maximize time with her family. Megan has really enjoyed building a community with other farm/rural wives and moms on social media; you can find her regularly sharing her favorite recipes, discount codes, advice, and more on her platform! Megan and I both work outside of the home too; the whole ‘working mom’ narrative definitely comes with its own perks and drawbacks. I was excited to chat with her more about what that ‘happy medium’ with motherhood and a career outside of the home looks like for her and her family.

We’re talking about why we can work outside the home & still be great moms in this episode. The term ‘balance’ (especially work-life balance) is often used in our society, but honestly.. there’s no ‘perfect balance’ when it comes to motherhood and work (or really anything else for that matter)! Megan and I are discussing challenges that often arise for moms who work outside the home, the VERY real feeling of ‘mom guilt’ that so many moms struggle with, turning to prayer and intentionally seeking God, the extra stability that comes with working outside the home as a farm wife and mom, and more.

It can be soo easy to fall into the trap of thinking we’re failing our husband and kids if we work outside the home - society definitely loves to layer on the guilt here, and make us think we’re not serving our families well. While farm and ag life is pretty incredible, it’s also very uncertain; we have to decide what’s best for our unique families and farming operations, regardless of what those around us may think. At the end of the day, we CAN work outside the home and still be great moms, so I hope this episode both encouraged you, and reminded you of that!

In this episode, We Can Work Outside the Home & Still Be Great Moms with Megan Pippitt, we cover:

  • Finding your ‘happy medium’ with motherhood and working outside the home
  • Navigating challenges that arise for moms who work outside the home
  • The very real feeling of ‘mom guilt’ that plagues many moms who work outside the home + turning to prayer and seeking God when you’re struggling with this
  • Providing an extra layer of stability by working outside the home as a farm wife & mom
  • Handling busy seasons as a mom who works outside the home
  • Megan’s journey with sourdough so far + why it’s been a fun learning experience for her
  • The importance of understanding you don’t need to ‘do’ motherhood alone and can ask for help + not going to the internet for all of the Mom advice, tips, etc. 

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Are you always questioning if you’re a good enough mom? Are you confused on what nutritional options are best for your family to be healthy and nourished? Are you burning the candle at both ends and feeling desperate to find ways to take better care of your family & your own wellness?  

Welcome to The Busy Farm Mom! The podcast where we deep dive to answer these questions and so much more! Tune in for conversations with me, your host, Amanda, as we come together in this space to relate to one another & all the facets of being a busy farm mom. 

We will discuss topics such as navigating motherhood, deciphering food choices, holistic wellness, and how agriculture ties into all of it. Think of this podcast as a community for farm moms, to chat about all the decisions we make to care for our families. We are in this together! 

My goal of this podcast is to relate to so many of you when you don’t feel like you’re enough. I want you to walk away feeling equipped, confident, and joyful about your role as a busy farm mom so that you can thrive, and therefore, your family can thrive, too. 

We can gather around as friends in this space, while being in our most chaotic stages of life, whether you’re chasing your toddler, preparing endless amounts of meals for your family, driving to work, or running the grain cart. This space is an opportunity to grow and learn simple tips from me & so many special guests on ways we tackle that doubt of “are we a good enough mom?” Kick that thought out of your mind and come join our judgment free zone, where we will never question that you’re doing a great job mama!

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