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Meant To Bloom

Meant To Bloom

By Brittni Clarkson
Short episodes to help moms to prioritize your mental health and be your true self, because you are meant to bloom.
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Ep 17 - Motherhood Is Not Housekeeping

Meant To Bloom

Ep 17 - Motherhood Is Not Housekeeping

Meant To Bloom

Ep 54 - 5 Steps to Limiting Distractions (so you can focus on what's really important)
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December 1, 2021
Ep 53 - How to Live Your Dream Life
Today’s episode is a series of questions and insight to lead you to living the life you really want to live. Too often we walk through life aimlessly following the crowd - trying to live up to the potential we SHOULD. Newsflash: you’re one of a kind and no one can tell you how to live the life you’re meant to live because they don’t know you like you know you Join me in the conversation at Read the show notes here:
November 1, 2021
Ep 52 - 5 Things You Have to Give Up to be a Happy Mom
These days it seems like an oxymoron, is that even possible? What do you have to sacrifice in order to have this happiness?? I promise you don’t have to give up any of the good stuff. You do have to give up some things you’re attached to - addicted to - that aren’t helping you. We get so used to doing things the way we’ve always done them and it pushes us to the point of pulling out our already thinning hair because we’re literally exemplifying the definition of insanity. You know doing the same thing but hoping for a different outcome. Changing your life starts with questioning everything you’re doing. Happy Mom-Brain Workbook: Read the show notes:
October 25, 2021
Ep 51 - I Don't Care What Your Pastor Says; You Are Enough
I don't typically like to get into a religious debate and argue with the Christian leaders, but... this has to be said and I will stand by it.  Read the show notes here: Join me on Instagram here:
October 18, 2021
Ep 50 - How to Have Your Worst Week Ever - On Purpose!
Sometimes things get really out of alignment in our homes (and our hearts). When this happens it's time for a reset. I like to call this reset The Worst Week Ever because the things I have to do to get the vibes right again don't feel good at the time (like limiting how much TV my kids are watching), but they will feel good next week when we get our rhythms in order.   This is my first podcast episode that has been recorded as a podcast episode (unscripted my friend!). So grab a coffee and let's have a real conversation.   Follow me at and let's get connected. 
October 11, 2021
Ep 49 - When You Don't Express Your Expectations...
I felt ashamed because I wasn’t pulling my weight at home. My husband was off working hard to provide and I couldn’t make it through the day. I felt like I was letting him down. I honestly believed I was failing so hard at being his wife because I couldn’t get the housework under control. I was making EVERYTHING harder than it had to be. Listen in to find out what happened and how I overcame this hurdle.   Download the companion worksheet here: Join me on social at   Read the original post here:
October 4, 2021
Ep 48 - Choosing to See Blessings Over Burdens
The future is always unknown, and that’s not a bad thing, this means that what you fear or feel anxious about, may never come to pass. Don’t waste today worrying about tomorrow. There’s another kind of freedom that comes from accepting all possible outcomes and futures. Let go of your expectations for tomorrow and realize that the future is always unknown. Connect with me at Read the blog post here:
September 27, 2021
Ep 47 - Creating a Life of Peace Through Gratitude
Being grateful, really grateful for all you have is the key to joyful living. I started by finding the things in my life that I should be grateful for, I tried making it a daily practice and soon I was listing things I’m grateful for at every chance. Connect with me at Read the original post here:
September 26, 2021
Ep 46 - Get Grounded in Your Identity to Overcome Your Insecurity
The world needs you, just as you are. You were created to be you, and only you are capable of filling those shoes of yours. The most powerful thing you will do in your lifetime is to discover who you are to your core and be you, authentically. Connect with me at Read the original post here:
September 25, 2021
Ep 45 - How to Quiet the Chaos with Affirmations
Affirmations are a key component in adjusting our mindsets. I’ll be honest, I’m not a big fan of mainstream - one size fits all - say it till you believe it - affirmations. I can’t stand in front of a mirror and tell myself something I don’t believe without feeling like I’ve compromised my integrity. It gives me a heavy feeling in the pit of my stomach. If you feel the same, stick with me here because I have some great ways to use affirmations that are both honest and effective. Connect with me on social at Read the original blog post here:
September 24, 2021
Ep 44 - How to Seek Joy Everyday
All of these habits and exercises discussed in this episode are important for keeping my mental, physical and spiritual health at it’s best. Keeping track of all these things can feel like a lot, even when using a weekly planner. This is why I not only switched to a daily planner, but I created my own to intentionally incorporate all of these things into each and every day. Daily Joy Planner: Connect with me at  Read the blog post here:
September 23, 2021
Ep 43 - When You Can't Have Balance, Have Harmony Instead.
Taking life inventory isn’t a one-time-solves-all exercise, it’s a new mindset, a new lifestyle, and growing new habits. Life is always changing and what we do needs to adjust to that. Daily Joy Planner: Connect with me at  Read the original blog post here:
September 22, 2021
Ep 42 - How to Prioritize Your Day For an Intentional Life
Overwhelm is not necessarily having too much to do, it’s most often a result of not knowing where to begin, which can FEEL like having too much to do. In reality, it’s too many options to choose from and is likely rooted in decision anxiety. Happy Mom-Brain Workbook: Happy Mom's FREE Guide to Sanity: Priority Matrix Download: Join me on social media: Original blog post:
September 21, 2021
Ep 41 - 7 Secrets to Seeking Joy in Motherhood
Don’t worry if you need to do some inner work to start finding joy in your motherhood, that’s what this post here is all about. I’m going to give you 7 strategies to find joy in your motherhood that you can begin implementing today! You’re not in this alone, and you’re not the only one who’s struggled with this. You’re doing a great job, momma. Keep it up. Join me on social media: Get the Happy Mom Brain Workbook: Read the original post here:
September 9, 2021
Ep 40 - How To Schedule Block Your Days as a SAHM.
In the beginning, God created day and night, and he gave us 24 hours to the day. Thousands of years later, here we are complaining and begging for more hours in a day, that would solve all our time management issues, right? Are we really suggesting that God Almighty made our days too short? Get the Daily Joy Planner download: Join me on social media: Get the Happy Mom Brain Workbook: Read the original post here:
September 9, 2021
Ep 39 - All About My Postpartum Journey
Postpartum, the fourth trimester, this is where we really make that transition from mom-to-be, from expecting into becoming. This is where so much of our motherhood begins, and for some reason I’ve been really reluctant to share anything about this stage.  Join me on social media: Get the Happy Mom Brain Workbook: Read the original post here:
September 9, 2021
Ep 38 - What to do When You Can't Get Time Alone - But Mommy Needs a Break
I know you’ve heard that you can’t pour from an empty cup. Think of burnout as a result of running on empty. And this is referring to multiple cups in your life. You’ve got an energy cup and a love cup. Avoiding burnout relies on keeping these various cups from draining.  Get the Daily Joy Planner download: Join me on social media: Get the Happy Mom Brain Workbook: Read the original post here:
September 3, 2021
Ep 37 - 4 Steps to A New Time Management Mindset
Society likes to push hustle culture and tell us we don’t have enough time and need to streamline more things to get more done, but that’s not truth. The truth is that we want to slow down. We need to do less. Get the Daily Joy Planner download: Join me on social media: Get the Happy Mom Brain Workbook: Read the original post here:
September 3, 2021
Ep 36 - How to Really Use Your Planner
As moms, we have a lot to keep track of. I honestly don't know how anyone can manage without writing everything down. Between how much there is to recall, how many distractions we face regularly, and how little sleep we get, mom-brain became a bad thing. Get the Daily Joy Planner download: Join me on social media: Get the Happy Mom Brain Workbook: Read the original post here: How to Set Goals:
September 3, 2021
Ep 35 - 5 Mindful Practices For Moms: Because You Deserve To Be A Happy Mom
You became a mom to enjoy your motherhood, to spend time with your kids, to fully bloom into the woman you were meant to be. Mindfulness is the key to finding peace and being present for all these precious moments Join me on social media at  Get the Happy Mom-Brain Workbook here Read the original blog post here
August 27, 2021
Ep 34 - Perfection is A Myth, Mama
Have you ever been snipe hunting? For those who were never subjected to this cruel family tradition, snipes are a make believe creature that cousins and uncles like to send the younger generation in search of. The notorious “snipe hunt” is featured in Disney’s Up as well. Perfection is a snipe. Our society and self-shame send us on this cruel hunt for a make believe creature. Don’t fall for the trick. Join me on social media at Get the Happy Mom-Brain Workbook here Read the original blog post here
August 27, 2021
Ep 33 - How To Overcome Negative Thinking in Motherhood
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August 27, 2021
Ep 32 - Why Moms Really Need to Lower Their Expectations
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August 27, 2021
Ep 31 - Deciding That Enough is Enough And Everything Else is Extra
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August 27, 2021
Ep 30 - How to Practice Proactive Mental Health
In a world that’s pushing for self-care and full cups and working to end the stigma on mental disorder, are you taking intentional steps to prevent mental burn out or are you still in a habit of waiting until it’s too late and nursing your brokenness back to health? Join me on social media at Get the Happy Mom-Brain Workbook here Read the original blog post here
August 27, 2021
Ep 29 - How To Be Mindful As A Mother
Let’s be present in every moment, really experience the now as it’s happening. Let’s stop looking back and saying it went too fast, that we missed it even though we were there the whole time. Let’s quit obsessing over the past and stop worrying about the future and just BE HERE with our kids. BE HERE in this moment, right now. Carpe diem, my friend. Join me on social media at Get the Happy Mom-Brain here Read the original blog post here
August 24, 2021
Ep 28 - The Truth About Self-Care and Motherhood
The way I see it, self-care is simply taking care of yourself, however you need it, at this moment. Addressing your own needs and desires is how you practice self-care. If you need a shower – for hydrotherapy purposes, for mental clarity purposes, for a break from the outside world, or simply because you need to be clean – that’s self-care. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Join me on social media at Get the Happy Mom-Brain here Read the original blog post here
August 24, 2021
Ep 27 - How to Juggle All The Balls of Motherhood
Us moms have a ton of responsibilities, many of us are the default parent and homemaker, others work outside the home, some work from home, a lot of us do a bit of all of it. No matter what your mom title is – we all work, and we work hard. And I know you get this same question: how do you juggle it all? Join me on social media at Get the Happy Mom-Brain here Read the original blog post here
August 24, 2021
Ep 26 - How to Grow An Attitude of Gratitude
Being grateful and intentionally practicing gratitude have been a foundation in many - or all??- cultures across the history of humankind. The benefits have been, and continue to be, studied by philosophers, psychologists and neuroscientists. It's a core value is many religions from Islam, to Buddhism, to Christianity. So what's the big deal and why exactly do we need to practice gratitude? Read the original blog post here Join me on social at Find Allie Casazza at Find the Happy Mom Brain here Read more about gratitude in the articles mentioned at,feel%20happy%20from%20the%20inside. and
August 24, 2021
Ep 25 - 5 Tips For Overcoming Decision Anxiety
If you're here reading this, I'm willing to bet you have decision anxiety: why the heck else would you have clicked on a link with this title, otherwise? Today I'll share with you 5 tips for overcoming decision anxiety to build your confidence in your choices.  Read the original blog post here Join me on social media at  Get the Happy Mom Brain Workbook here
August 21, 2021
Ep 24 - 3 Simple Steps To Living Intentionally
What does it mean to be intentional? How do we go about being intentional in our role as Mom when we are pulled into different directions every ten minutes? It can feel like our days are being run by the littlest in the house, so how do we regain control? Get the Happy Mom Brain Workbook here Join me on social media at Read the original blog post here
August 20, 2021
Ep 23 - You Are Meant To Bloom
The weight of motherhood, the responsibilities of everyone depending on you, a million things to do everyday, can be so heavy. You begin to feel buried under it in a cold and dark place. Unable to feel the joy of the sun on your skin. You begin to feel unworthy of that peace and light that you so crave. You are worthy. You are capable. You are right where you are meant to be. Overwhelm is not having too much to do, it's not knowing where to start; or worse, having a fear of starting. Read the original blog post here  Join me on social media at  Get the Happy Mom Brain Workbook here
August 20, 2021
Ep 22 - You Are The Girl For The Job - A Book Review
This book found me at Barnes and Noble, I was browsing -actually looking for a different book, but too type 9 to ask an employee to point me in the right direction- when I saw this book sitting alone on a table among piles of other books. At the time I don't remember hearing the Jumanji drums, but as I play the memory in my head, I hear them. This book called to me in a very clear way. It was meant for me to read, right now in my life. Get Jess's book here Get connected with Jess on social at Read the original blog post here Join me on social media at Get the Happy Mom Brain Workbook here
August 20, 2021
Ep 21 - 3 Ways To Seek Quiet: A Guide For Moms Who Need A Little Peace
As I sit down to write on finding quiet time, my 2 year old is throwing a tantrum at my feet because I don't have a lap for him to sit on while at the kitchen counter. Finding quiet time throughout your day is a luxury and those moments are few and far between for us moms. That's why we have to MAKE our own quiet time a priority - whatever it takes. We need the time to let our minds wander, to dream a little, and to allow our bodies to calm down (hello lower cortisol levels). Read the original blog post here Follow me on social media at Get the Happy Mom Brain Workbook at
August 20, 2021
Ep 20 - How to Use a Priority Matrix to Organize Your Life
Does your mile long to-do list have you feeing totally overwhelmed with no idea where to even start? Your time is important and it’s limited. As a stay at home mom, time management is not an easy to come by skill. We have A LOT to do, for A LOT of people, and it seems there’s never enough time to do it all. Prioritizing your to do list can seem impossible as it’s another task in itself. The priority matrix will actually allow you to remove items from your to do list, and put somethings off for another time without guilt. Find the priority matrix template at  Read the original blog post at Follow me on social media at Get the Happy Mom Brain Workbook here
August 19, 2021
Ep 19 - How To Brain Dump: A Guide To Productivity And Peace For SAHMs
Being a mom and a home maker comes with a lot of responsibility. Trying to remember everything at once can lead to a lot of overwhelm and anxiety. There’s also a lot of dreams and passions that come with being a woman. You’ve got big things you want to do that end up on the back burner but still take up space in your head. Maybe you’ve heard of brain dumping before or tried it yourself. Let’s discuss how and why you want to brain dump as a stay at home mom. Follow me on social media at Read the original blog post at
August 19, 2021
Ep 18 - Top 10 Time Saving Tips for SAHMs
Being a mom is hard. Trying to keep your sanity while juggling all the home management, meltdowns, responsibilities, snack breaks and your own mental health can feel impossible some days. So, today, I’m sharing with you my top ten tips for saving time (and sanity). Read the original post here: Priority Matrix Printable: Meal planning help:
August 16, 2021
Ep 17 - Motherhood Is Not Housekeeping
How many times have you heard that “motherhood is a 24/7 job?” I lived most of my early years as a mom believing that this was a hard truth and I had to be on my “motherhood game” at all times. I still believe this to be true, but in a much more freeing sense. Let me explain... Read the original blog post here:
August 16, 2021
Ep 16 - You Are So Much More Than A Hot Mess, Momma.
The lie that hurt my joy most was this: Being a hot mess is just part of being a mom to young children. I believed that ALL women in the same season as me were handling it the same way. I thought we were supposed to be be behind on chores, always running late and dependent on caffeine because that meant we were too focused on our kids to care about anything else. Read the original blog post here:
August 16, 2021
Ep 15 - How to Stop Procrastinating When Perfectionism is Your Problem
In my adult life, I have uncovered a new truth of the matter: I procrastinate out of perfectionism. If I'm not going to do it perfectly, I'm just going to wait until I'm ready to do it. Then the timer runs out and perfectionism goes out the window and getting the task done is all that's important. Waiting until the last minute means overcoming perfectionism out of necessity, rather than choice. Read the original post here:
August 5, 2021
Ep 14 - Stop Making Fear Based Decisions
Every day we make thousands of decisions, from what to have for breakfast, to where to send our children to school. Some decisions we don't even realize we are making, and some take a lot of meditation, thought and prayer. How often do we stop to think WHERE our decisions are coming from? Are we making decisions out of fear or faith? Read the original post here:
August 5, 2021
Ep 13 - 10 Ways To Be a Better Friend to Yourself
Making friends as an adult is hard. We're surrounded by so many lies that make us feel unworthy of friendship, and most of those lies are coming from ourselves. Take a minute and ask yourself: am I a good friend... to myself? Really think about it. Are you. A good friend. To yourself? Read it here:
August 5, 2021
Ep 12 - 5 Tips to Simplify Life With 2 Under 2.
Desmond is 2 and a half years old now and Dash will be a year old in June. If you've already got 2 under 2, I don't have to tell you how hard this life is. I don't have to tell you how absolutely rewarding it is either. For those who don't know, caring for a toddler is like constantly cleaning up after a tornado, while it's still happening. Babies aren't much easier, it's like having a gremlin that you've accidentally fed after midnight. This is scary business, raising sweet little monsters angels. It's the most important and under appreciated job, and it's yours! Congratulations. The good news is, there are lots of things we can do amidst the chaos to make this mom life easier. I'd like to share just a few of my best tips with you. (Adapted from a blog post originally published May 6, 2019).
August 5, 2021
Ep 11 - How to Stop Hating Housework
I've hating cleaning the house all my life. Here I'll share with you a few tips and tricks that have helped this feel less overwhelming and to actually enjoy cleaning!  Read the episode here:
August 5, 2021
Bonus - Declutter Your Schedule & Clear Out What's No Longer Done In Love
Simplifying your schedule can be super easy or you can make things difficult. My 3 tips for making your schedule less overwhelming and stress inducing: 1. Say no - stop agreeing to do things you don’t want to do. You are putting stress on yourself and robbing your family of your happiest, best version of you, while also robbing the person who’s meant for that role or opportunity. 2. Schedule block - don’t clutter up your daily schedule with a million things you plan to do, batch tasks into a block of time (1-3 hours), and just focus on how much time you spent on tasks, not what’s actually accomplished during that time. 3. Do the worst first - don’t let emptying the cat box sit on your planner all day, don’t keep walking past the task you’re dreading. Do it first, and move on. It doesn’t need to stress you out all day. How do you keep a decluttered schedule? Share in the comments, we all want to know more!
May 29, 2021
Ep 10 - 6 Unexpected Ways to Care For Your Family
When we become parents, we often fall into a trap. We decide our children are the most important things in our lives, we make them our priority, we start to idolize them and everything we do is for them. We stop putting effort into our marriage, we stop taking care of ourselves, and some of us lose sight of our purpose.
May 27, 2021
Ep 9 - They'll Remember the Love, But Will They Remember the Mess?
I can't recall how many times someone has said this to me as a word of comfort: "They'll remember the love, but they won't remember the mess." For a long time, I believed that. After years of struggling to keep a clean house I have to stand up and say, that's complete BULL HONKEY.
May 27, 2021
Ep 8 - A Letter of Encouragement to the Worn Out Mama.
When you feel this is not the life God has called you to. You’re hurting and damaged and feeling so broken. I see you, momma. I know you. I am you.
May 27, 2021
Ep 7 - 7 Simple Tips To Simplify Your Day
There’s lots of great information out there to help simplify your day or to change bad habits. I just wanted to share with you a few of the small intentions which have had huge impacts in my life.
May 24, 2021
Ep 6 - The Lies We Believe About Love and Marriage
Remember when you posting about your Man Crush Monday every week? When you had no shame to publicly expose your husband’s hunkiness? Remember when you HAD to fall asleep in his arms? When you were excited for a spontaneous romp? (Yeah, that’s how I’m going to refer to that… sorry, not sorry.) When did that stop? Why did that stop? I think it happened some time after we started believing these lies about what our marriage should look like at any given time. What lies have you believed about love or the expectations of marriage? Share in the comments.
May 24, 2021
Ep 5 - Creating Healthy Habits That Last
After struggling again and again for years to develop healthy habits, and continually falling short, failing, quitting, just to come back and try again, I've finally discovered a way to simplify this whole "healthy lifestyle change." Here's the simple truth: you can't do it all at once. Read the blog here:
May 18, 2021
Ep 4 - How to Create a 6 Week Rotating Meal Plan
"What's for dinner?" "I don't know, what do you want for dinner?" "I don't know, what are my options?" "Whatever you want, just tell me." "Spaghetti?" "We don't have any noodles..." "Chicken." "What kind of chicken?" "I don't know, chicken fettuccine?" "Still don't have any noodles." "Baked chicken then." "It'll take too long to bake, it's already 7:30." "Pizza?" "Okay, pizza." How many times have you had this conversation in your home? I refuse to believe it's just my husband and I who have this back and forth of never knowing what to have for dinner. I can be incredibly indecisive. It's a main character trait of mine. So asking me to choose dinner at a moments notice feels like a life or death decision. Too much of life is already complicated and difficult, why are we letting this simple decision ruin our night? No more. Never again. Read the blog here and get your free printable template:
May 18, 2021
Ep 3 - Tackling Your To Do List Once And For All
You know that never ending to do list that's always looming over you, making you feel like unaccomplished garbage? The to do list that seems to grow quicker than it shrinks? That same list that you've maybe even written a dozen times because you keep losing it? I hear you girl. Been there. And I am so OVER that! Find the free printable here:
May 18, 2021
Ep 2 - Feel Confident in Your Motherhood
In the month I turned 28, I realized I wasn’t where I thought I’d be at this point. I had everything and more than I ever imagined - don’t get me wrong, I’m incredibly blessed with healthy children, a hard working husband and a roof over our heads. But on an emotional level, on a very personal level, I wasn't where I wanted to be. I thought by now I would have my life together. I'd know how to juggle kids, husband, house and self. Still, every day was a struggle. Read the blog here:
May 18, 2021
Ep 1 - The Easy Way To Meal Plan
Planning our family meals ahead of time has changed my life and my grocery trips. I don't bother planning breakfasts or lunches because it's so much easier not to. Read the blog here:
May 18, 2021
Bonus - 3 Minute Affirmations to Keep You Moving Forward
Repeat after me: I am an overcomer. I am courageous. I am ready to be all I am meant to be. Read the blog here:
May 18, 2021
Ep 0 - Meant To Bloom
I’m awkwardly showing up, just as I am. And you should too!
May 17, 2021