ITA #49 – How Moms Can Take Personal Retreats (…really) with Erin Odom

By June 27, 2014Podcast, Popular

For most moms, a trip to the bathroom with a working lock is the only kind of retreat they’ve ever known. I hope to change that today. Erin Odom and I are chatting about how to take a personal retreat (even if you don’t have the time, help, or money) and what to do on a personal retreat to maximize the effectiveness of your time.

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  1. Erin’s ebook on personal retreats.
  2. Love the song in the outro? It’s called God Day. It’s by Jen Stanbro and you can get it on iTunes by clicking here and check out Jen’s site by clicking here.

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  • Jamie Ivey says:

    I can’t wait to listen to this one. I get away a lot, but not by myself, so I’m interested in this. 🙂

  • I loved this one! Kat, I read some of your retreat posts a couple years ago and my life has not been the same since ;). I’ve been able to do a few myself and now I use my guest room as a spot for local friends to come stay when they need to get away and be refreshed. I’m happiest when I have a house full of guests, so it’s a win-win :).

    PS, yes, do a MBTI podcast!

  • Lauren says:

    I know this is the wrong podcast episode, but I couldn’t figure out how to comment on the other because it was so old. I wanted to share a little idea to your “how to be a good mom on a bad day” idea which I LOVED (locked the episode so it won’t delete from my downloads ;). I just found your podcast and have been overdosing on it 🙂 Anyway, with really little ones (babies/toddlers), it doesn’t really work to tell them to fend for themselves while you have some introvert time. But one thing I do to accomplish this same thing is go for a country drive with everyone. Put peaceful music (I highly recommend Scripture Lullabies) or a kids audio book on the back speakers, plug in your headphones and go for a drive. Get a Sonic drink or Starbucks or not. Go through a car wash or not. Mostly, just enjoy that no one is at home making a mess! 😉 My kids have listened to the Chronicles of Narnia and the Laura Ingalls Wilder audiobooks so many times! Listening to an audiobook is almost as good as me reading to them right?? And better than me yelling at them. Go for 20 minutes or until nap time… whatever you need.

    LOVE your podcast. Don’t ever quit! 🙂

    • Kat says:

      That’s a GREAT idea Lauren! We love listening to those audiobooks too. Have heard of The Story of the World, it may be a little old for your kids but definitely something to bookmark for the future.