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The Keeping It Personal Show

Dec 26, 2022

There is no handbook when it comes to parenting. In this episode, Teri shares her past episode from the Momversations Podcast hosted by Jillian Kendrick about her motherhood journey. She shares the unique struggles that come with being a working mother, the importance of understanding one’s strengths, and the best advice that Teri has received when it comes to parenting. Tune it in to have a glimpse into my mom heart!


[00:01 - 08:02] Opening Segment

  • The motherhood hat
  • What it’s like having 19 and 22-year-old sons
  • Teri discusses the complexity of managing personal and professional life
  • The motherhood journey and how it looks different at every stage
  • The importance of self-awareness and preparing kids for their paths


[08:03 - 18:49] Making the Decision of Saying “No”

  • Teri shares the need to have conversations with kids to permit them to prioritize time
  • Strengthened "yes" and "no" muscles based on experiences
  • Acknowledged that it's okay not to volunteer for every opportunity
  • Starting paying attention to own gifts and talents, not comparing yourself to others


[15:50 - 28:46] The Best Piece of Mom Advice

  • You don't have to do all the traditional things a mom is expected to do
  • Show up as the best version of yourself for your children
  • Take a deep breath and focus on one conversation at a time
  • Ask yourself if what you're doing will put a smile on God's face
  • It's not about pleasing mom or dad, it's about making the right decision for your future
  • Children are their unique individuals, removed from parents' expectations and desires


[28:47 - 34:45] Closing Segment

  • What do your boys refer to you?
  • How has being a mom first impacted being an entrepreneur?
  • What do you want your boys to remember most about you?




“No matter what situation or circumstance they are in, their measuring stick should be ‘does this put a smile on God’s face?” - Teri Johnson


“Say yes to the right things and no to the things that will derail us.” - Teri Johnson


“Prepare your kid for the path, not the path for the kid.” - Teri Johnson