Joy In Your Circus

Joy In Your Circus

By Sabrina Irvine
Being a Mom is the hardest job you will ever do...lets face it your family is a circus. It's time we start normalizing the chaos and embracing the crazy. No Mom should ever feel alone or isolated because of their chaos. Meet Moms who are deep in the trenches of kid chaos and learn to give yourself grace on the difficult days. Laugh at embarrassing Mom stories and epic fails. Join us as we find joy in the circus.
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Confessions of a Mom
For one week, I asked Moms on social media to submit Mom Confessions in a private message with me. Mom Confessions could be heartfelt, tough, scary or even downright hilarious (and believe me...I received some of each category).  I wanted to take these confessions and share them anonymously in a podcast episode.  The concept behind this episode was to further normalize the chaos of Motherhood. We are not alone in our tough moments, we are not alone in our scary moments, we are not alone in our ridiculous Mom fails. Thank you to the Moms who shared their very raw and real moments for this episode...it wouldn't be possible without your willingness to open up and share your story. 
13:02
July 12, 2020
Circus Dixon
On this episode we meet Taylor a beautiful soul who shares the joys and challenges of being a Preemie Mama. We chat wedding plans, career plans and the challenges and joys of "bonus babies".
1:20:31
July 10, 2020
Circus Harder
Chelsey is a busy Mom of three and we discussed the balancing act of managing her Circus at home and successfully navigating owning multiple businesses during the chaos of a pandemic. We talk everything from small business to baby gear.
1:00:39
July 7, 2020
Circus Servetnyk/Resnick
What happens when you have two young kids and you receive life changing news that your spouse has been seriously hurt at work? This amazing Mama of three opens up about her motherhood journey and the many obstacles she has faced over the years. Catch Tara's incredible story off strength and endurance on this weeks episode. 
51:58
June 25, 2020
The Highs & Lows of Four Kids
The idea of four kids can be extremely scary to most parents. Rewind to the 1920's and four kids was a small family...so what happened? When did it become so taboo or ridiculous to have a family of 4+ children?  On today's episode, I'm breaking down the highs and lows of what its like being a Mom of four kids. While there are many challenges and difficult moments, there are so many moments of joy and love.  Whether you're on the fence about adding to your family or just looking for a laugh, this episode will give you some insight into what daily life looks like for our "large family". 
44:35
June 23, 2020
Circus Folkersen
This week we meet Kristina an incredible Mom from Saskatoon. Join me as I spend some time in conversation with this lovely Mama chatting about love, life and chaos.
38:57
June 7, 2020
Potty Training Nearly Killed Me.
Google potty training or potty learning (a term coined by physiotherapists) and you will quickly get lost in vortex of tips, tricks, facts and hacks for potty training in 48 hours. I am here to tell you, not every child can be "trained or learned" over a naked weekend at home. While educating yourself on various strategies and methods can definitely be useful, it is EXTREMELY important not to put pressure on yourself or your child if things don't go according to the parenting blog you just finished. Over the last 8 years I have been over consumed by diapers, pull ups, potty seats, sticker charts and cute panties (that cost way too much). My potty training adventure (a.k.a nightmare), has taught me many important life lessons that I'm passing onto you through this weeks podcast episode
32:02
May 22, 2020
Unconditional Love
On this special Mother's Day episode, I am exploring some of the lessons my Mom taught me that have guided me as a Mom and Wife.
15:26
May 10, 2020
Circus Zariwala
On this episode, we meet Sam an inspiring Mom of two who is transforming childcare in Saskatchewan. Sam has a genuine heart for helping meet the needs of parents in our community through innovative childcare and nanny services. 
59:53
May 2, 2020
Surviving the Birds & the Bees
Talking to your kids about sex can be totally overwhelming. The very idea of opening up this dialogue with your kids can cause you to curl up in the fetal position. I'm breaking down the steps we took to opening up the initial conversation with our son.
19:40
April 17, 2020
A Letter To Me
Have you ever wanted to go back in time to give yourself advice? Maybe you thought you could shake some sense into yourself if you could only just send yourself a message. Today I'm sharing a letter that I wrote to 2012 me, things I wish I could tell myself when I was a new Mom.
10:25
March 27, 2020
Surviving Heartbreak
"I'm so sorry...there is no heartbeat...your baby is gone." There is nothing worse than hearing those words from your doctor. In those moments a Mom can physically feel her heart break and shatter into pieces. Today's Podcast Episode is a bit heavier as I'm sharing details about my miscarriages. My hope in sharing my story is to open up dialogue about miscarriage and to provide comfort to Mom's who have gone through the horrible experience of losing a baby. I'm also sharing ways you can actually help a family who has experienced loss.
37:17
March 10, 2020
Mom Stereotypes
Why is it so hard for Moms to describe themselves as parents but incredibly easy to describe their partners style of parenting? We dig into the various Mom Stereotypes to explore what kind of Mom you might identify with.
17:18
March 3, 2020
Circus Tipper
When I interviewed this beautiful Mama she was pregnant with her fourth baby. Plot twist...a week after our interview her water broke a week after our interview (5 weeks early). Don't miss this Moms story as she opens up about her mental health journey.
1:36:49
February 28, 2020
I Love my kids but I don't always like them.
We love our kids unconditionally but that doesn't mean we are obligated to like them every day.
09:05
February 25, 2020
Circus Hobden
Are you curious what happened when my Mom lost me in a mall? Tune into the podcast to catch this tell all Episode with my own Mom.
59:41
February 21, 2020
Circus Couperthwaite
What happens when the pizza delivery guy is so determined to get you a pizza even when you're on the floor delivering your baby? Guess you'll have to listen to find out.
1:19:36
February 14, 2020
Surviving Roadtrips with Kids
So many parents get anxious at the thought of a roadtrip with their kids. I don't really blame them... sitting in a vehicle for hours with your annoying, messy and smelly kids isn't super appealing. Let's be honest a roadtrip is simply relocating your annoying kids but if you're prepared it can go much smoother than you think. I'm sharing some of my tricks and tips on how I survive roadtrips with four young kids.
16:41
February 11, 2020
Epic Mom Fails Part 1
Take a break from whatever you're going through to laugh at some EPIC Mom Moments.
09:03
February 4, 2020
Circus Wray
On this episode we meet Amanda a busy Mom from Regina SK. Amanda has learned some pretty great survival skills for flying solo while her husband is away for school.
37:24
January 31, 2020
He should just know
This episode unpacks the unfair notion that. "He should just know what I need". Stop assuming and start communicating with intention.
23:02
January 28, 2020
Circus Friesen (Julia)
We chat with Julia about the plot twists in her life and the role faith and music have played in her motherhood journey.
53:34
January 24, 2020
My Husband DOES NOT Babysit
My husband does not babysit our kids...tune into this episode of Tuesday Timeout to hear me out on this hot topic.
06:35
January 21, 2020
Circus Running
Today we meet Richelle an incredible entrepreneur and mother to two lovely kiddos. We chat about marriage, self care and discipline.
57:40
December 27, 2019
Circus Moberly
Meet a Mom who has truly overcome some mountains in her life. Jolene has faced mental health struggles, an Autism diagnosis for her Son and a divorce. We chat with her about each of her mountains and what it's like finding true love as a Mom.
59:07
December 20, 2019
Pinterest Perfect Mama
Let's chat about the "Pinterest Perfect Mom".
05:32
December 17, 2019
Circus Wall
On this episode we meet Kathryn an amazing single Mom who has the biggest heart for kids. Be prepared to laugh and learn as we chat with Kathryn about her Circus.
30:16
December 13, 2019
I See You
A letter to an exhausted Mom in December.
05:31
December 10, 2019
Circus Friesen
On this episode of "Finding Joy In Your Circus" we meet Ashley a true Boss Babe. Ashley shares some of the challenges she has faced as a Step Mom and the struggles of working from home.
58:06
December 6, 2019
Excessive Mom Obligation
Let's pause and talk about Mom Obligation and excessive extracurricular activities.
07:00
December 3, 2019