ITA #20 – Distracted Motherhood – An Interview with Kayse Pratt

In this episode of the Inspired To Action Podcast, we’re getting a little hard hitting and talking about the problem so many of us moms have in today’s society. That problem? Distraction. Whether it’s Facebook, texting or just “things” we want to get done around the house, distraction is a huge issue.

Undivided_Mom3D-265x300 I’m chatting with Kayse Pratt, author of the ebook Undivided Mom, and a brand new mom…again. She just gave birth a few days ago to her second child! Consequently, because of my bad timing, I shared her post earlier this week with an expired coupon for her ebook. (I had postponed her post, hence the expired coupon.) My sincere apologies and I’ll with Kayse as soon as she has recovered and see if we can make it up to you.

Links In Today’s Episode

KaysePratt.com
Google Chrome
Stay Focusd

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Comments

  1. I remember feeling this way, too, with two ‘under two’. I used to call it “preventative medicine” to play with my older before taking care of the baby, for just a little while; a book to read, a car to zoom or whatever. It really is amazing how t works.
    It’s interesting, Kayse, that your daughter shut your laptop–my daughter has done the same thing! I recently read the 5 Love Languages for children (the first time I had heard of that concept) and although I still can’t put my finger on my 6 1/2 year old son and what makes him tick, I KNOW my daughter loves physical touch and quality time. Reading through that book really helped me understand how I can minister to my kids through just knowing them and what they love to get from me, helps me remember to give them that ‘preventative boost’ when they might feel ignored.
    My kids are homeschooled, so I do spend quite a bit of each day fully engaging with them, but it really did help when they were super young, to plan something intentional every day. It didn’t even matter how seemingly small–take a walk around the block and take time to stop for every.single.leaf. or maybe have them help me with the dishes, even though it will take 30 minutes extra, they love it.
    It’s hard, though, with the internet. Sometimes I think I’m online because I NEED to talk to an adult, even just for a little bit, to feel some autonomy. I love my kids, and my life, but I also need to feel refreshed by being more than just a mom, too. The internet FEELS like it gives me that (or facebook, anyway!), whether it’s true or not.
    Sarah M

  2. I remember feeling this way, too, with two ‘under two’. I used to call it “preventative medicine” to play with my older before taking care of the baby, for just a little while; a book to read, a car to zoom or whatever. It really is amazing how t works.
    It’s interesting, Kayse, that your daughter shut your laptop–my daughter has done the same thing! I recently read the 5 Love Languages for children (the first time I had heard of that concept) and although I still can’t put my finger on my 6 1/2 year old son and what makes him tick, I KNOW my daughter loves physical touch and quality time. Reading through that book really helped me understand how I can minister to my kids through just knowing them and what they love to get from me, helps me remember to give them that ‘preventative boost’ when they might feel ignored.
    My kids are homeschooled, so I do spend quite a bit of each day fully engaging with them, but it really did help when they were super young, to plan something intentional every day. It didn’t even matter how seemingly small–take a walk around the block and take time to stop for every.single.leaf. or maybe have them help me with the dishes, even though it will take 30 minutes extra, they love it.
    It’s hard, though, with the internet. Sometimes I think I’m online because I NEED to talk to an adult, even just for a little bit, to feel some autonomy. I love my kids, and my life, but I also need to feel refreshed by being more than just a mom, too. The internet FEELS like it gives me that (or facebook, anyway!), whether it’s true or not.
    Sarah M

  3. I am just shifting to learning the ideas discussed in this podcast. I have 2 boys 8 and 10. I deal with depression. Motherhood and depression do not go well together. I recently discovered exactly what Kayse was talking about. Spending 10 dedicated minutes with my youngest has really helped him and really helped me with my depression. Kat I am loving exploring Inspired to action!

    • Louise,
      Motherhood is hard all by itself, I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to deal with depression as well. I’m glad the podcast encouraged you and I hope the things shared here continue to help and inspire you as a mom. I’m praying for you today!

  4. I listened to the podcast when you posted, but never got to chance to say that this was another great podcast!! Our marriage and motherhood group is reading through this right now, so I’m passing this podcast along to them. :)

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