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Hardy Mom - Help for Health Challenged Moms

With 7 kids ages 10-32 and multiple health challenges, Jen's got a unique perspective on how to live well and get things done, even when it's tough.


How does that help you? She shares her tips and tricks that she's learned over those years - what really works and what doesn’t - because you  want to focus your energy where it makes the most impact. As a Catholic Mom, she’s learned that a focus on faith is important to living a quality life, and it’s important she shares how to incorporate that into daily living.


Whether you’ve got physical challenges, like migraines, diabetes, fibromyalgia etc. or you’re struggling through anxiety or depression, Jen can help you live well. According to the Oxford Dictionary, the word Hardy means: "robust; capable of enduring difficult conditions.” And that's what we are, Hardy Moms. Want more? Go to and check out the latest episodes and more!


Welcome and God Bless!

Nov 22, 2018

5 Things to be thankful for:

1. You're here!

Every day that you wake up, you have hope. Hope that tomorrow will be better, that you'll feel well, and that new opportunities will present themselves

2. Scientific Advances

Did you know that kerosene was used as a treatment for many common ailments 100 years ago? And in 1952, both tuberculosis and syphilis had no cure.  Today you can go to the store and pick up modern miracles every day! Babies that are born early have a much greater chance of survival because of modern medicine.  Imagine the innovations that you'll see in 5, 10, or 25 years! Your health concern may be totally eliminated by then.

3. People Who Love You

You've got people who love you. They might not be the "traditional" family, but you have people in your life who you can count on and you aren't alone.

4. You've Got Your Basic Needs Met

If you're reading this, and listening to this podcast, you've got electricity.  If that's the case, you probably have a roof over your head. You have food, and clean water, and that's all very important. Unfortunately, there are millions of people all over the world who don't have those things that to us are common basic necessities.

5. You Get to Create New and Positive Changes

No, your life might not be going the way you expected it to. You might not even be able to do a lot of the things you used to do. But you know what? That situation can help you take on new challenges and meet new goals you never imagined having! No, I'm not being Pollyanna and pretending all of this doesn't suck sometimes, it does. But you can not only reclaim your life, but rise above your old standard of living, and create an entirely new future. The possibilities are endless.  

I challenge you to create a new goal, and email me to tell me what it is and again when you accomplish it. Together we can do great things, no matter what's happening with our bodies.

I've got to tell you, I've done this. I moved to my paradise, and am living the life of my dreams! You can do it too!


Thank you for joining me today! 

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Have a blessed week,


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Our music is "A New Day," by Scott Holmes