EP31: Pursuing your passion in motherhood w/Nickie Snyder (The Things She Does Podcast)

EP31: Pursuing your passion in motherhood w/Nickie Snyder (The Things She Does Podcast)

This week, we meet Nickie Snyder of The Things She Does Podcast and learn how women can “pursue their passion and make it work” when faced with the many duties you have as momma. If you’ve ever wondered how you can chase your passion, be a mom, wife and friend at the same time– tune into this week’s episode!

Candice and Nickie chat passions we have as mommas, motherhood across cultures and judgments that we sometimes make to other moms. Additionally, Nickie gets vulnerable and honest with her experience with postpartum depression in an effort to encourage other moms to not feel alone.

Connect with Nickie by visiting her site www.thethingsshedoes.com and social media @thethingsshedoes

Find out more about A Musing Momma by visiting www.amusingmomma.com or following Candice @amusingmomma on all social media platforms.

Get on the Storytelling Webinar Wait-List by heading over to www.bit.ly/ammstory/

Thank you Oprah

When you woke up this morning in January, Oprah Winfrey’s name plastered the headlines of many different articles. The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards was held last night, and Oprah became the first black woman to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award. It was her speech that reminded us all of how remarkable Oprah is.

You know, I started this blog with one goal in mind- to tell my story as I journey towards a better, more fulfilled life. For years, I have been afraid—even shamed—of telling my story. Lots of times, not even feeling my story has any merit worth sharing. I’ll spend many years into the future continuing to share in hopes of inspiring.

Last night, Oprah inspired one specific thing for me—to speak my truth.

“Speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we have” –Oprah, 75th Golden Globe Awards

Whatever that truth may be, she gave me courage to speak up and share. Like so many other women, I have often felt that success comes with a price. I have found myself apologizing for being too bold, too aggressive, and too assertive. I’m a bitch if I speak my mind, I’m ignored if I don’t. I’ve spend many years filtering my words, actions and myself.

I have felt the shame that comes with being objectified as a woman. I’ve felt the fear of walking alone to my car at night. And, I’ve felt the pain of the words “NO”—as it is taken as an option.

Sharing my story won’t be easy. And I’ll spend a lifetime trying to get it right. But, one thing’s for sure—I’m proud to be a strong, bold, intelligent, passionate and skillful woman. Congratulations on your achievement, Oprah…and THANK YOU for reminding me of my worth.

Not your typical New Year’s Resolution List

You’re invited to embark on a journey with me. My personal journey towards living a more fulfilled and purposeful life. I realize that the statement alone can mean a lot of different things to different people, so hopefully this will inspire you.

Out of Balance

My current state is one that is out of balance. I’m a full-time working mother and wife, but sometimes I struggle with neglecting my home duties. I am pursuing my Master’s Degree which requires an extensive amount of time away from my family. I’m attempting to be successful in blogging, and over the past few weeks I’ve found myself overwhelmed and consumed with content creation and formatting the site. Additionally, I’m struggling with anxiety and broken relationships that have kept me up at night (especially during the Holiday season that just passed). My husband and I spent quite a bit of money last year and are currently trying to stay on top of our finances and not add to our debt. It’s all out of balance.

Not a Resolution List…

For centuries, people all over the world celebrate the New Years by creating a Resolution List. For a lot of people, the New Year’s Resolutions start out with good intentions, but fail to keep the momentum throughout the entire year.

Don’t be confused. This isn’t your typical “New Year’s Resolution” post. Rather, a beginning of a journey to seek balance.


Ian Schneider

My Journey: Day 1

Let this be day 1 of the journey ahead. Even as I write this, I’m not too sure exactly what “balance” will look like. But here are a few things that I’d like to achieve during this journey:

  • Strengthen my marriage. Marriage takes work. This year, I (and my husband of course) commit to work harder on our marriage.
  • Living intentionally. What does that mean? I’m on a mission to find out and live with more intention.
  • Live within my means. I am currently over $10k in credit card debt. This has been on account of living beyond my means. Retail therapy, expensive vacations, unnecessary handbags, etc… I’m setting out to eliminate debt this year AND really living within my means.
  • Less (or limited) technology. In our day and age—it is EVERYWHERE. After all, this post was generated via technology. I’m looking for a way for my family to be less consumed in technology. That includes limiting device usage in our home (Netflix binge watching, E’s tablet use, and social media during family time).
  • Focus more on self-love/self-care. This one is vital. By focusing more on taking care of ME and finding a way to love myself, I will become a better wife, mother and friend. Not too sure what that will look like….to be determined…
  • Not holding grudges. I hold on to grudges—hard. I realize that’s not a good way to live. I really believe that finding a way to let go of things easier will help me be happier.
  • Rid myself of all toxins. Toxic food, people, behaviors, attitudes, even friendships. I will begin a journey of eliminating all toxins in my family’s life.

I used these things as a basis for creating my vision board tonight. This will be a work in progress, but one that I am committed to working on as long as it takes. I post this tonight as a way to hold myself accountable and check back often to see how I’m doing against these goals.

What are some of your goals this upcoming year? Share your journey goals in the comments below.