The Refreshed Life Podcast

#105 - Taking the Guilt Out of Play with Christy Thomas

April 15, 2019 Season 1 Episode 105
The Refreshed Life Podcast
#105 - Taking the Guilt Out of Play with Christy Thomas
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The Refreshed Life Podcast
#105 - Taking the Guilt Out of Play with Christy Thomas
Apr 15, 2019 Season 1 Episode 105
Deanna Mason & Kelly Burton
We're chatting with Play 4 Life Moms founder Christy Thomas, who discusses the importance of removing the guilt we feel about not playing with our children enough, and provides ways to seamlessly incorporate it into your life and parenting.
Show Notes

Play 4 Life Moms founder Christy Thomas joins Deanna and Kelly to who discuss the importance of play in the lives of children and adults and why mompreneurs need play as a critical component of their selfcare. Christy’s passion is to removing the guilt and pressure associated with play and provides ways to seamlessly incorporate it into your life and parenting. 

Play serves our biological needs throughout our lives in different ways. From baby’s first smile to indulging in creative curiosity, it’s essential to our development and relationships. Christy outlines the 7 types of play and explains why letting go and indulging in activities like storytelling feed the minds and spirits of yourself alongside of that of your children. 

What we discuss - don’t miss it! 

  • Taking away the guilt we often feel as busy moms around not having the time we think we need to play with our children.
  • How playing Paw Patrol is important for our children's needs - but why we don't necessarily have to get down on the floor and play with them in that way.
  • 7 Different ways to play with our children that don't take a ton of time, but still meet our children's needs for our engagement.
  • Discover how you're already being playful with your kids - and why it's enough.
  • Why play is a critical component of your self-care.
  • How Christy runs her business in chunks and takes advantage of downtime amidst a busy schedule. 


QUOTES

“I am starting a play revolution. I want to free you from the guilt that play is a waste of time and to unpack what science says about play so that you as a mom can embrace self-care and play more.”

“I make room for my business at the soccer field and at the Taekwon-Do studio.”

“We were made to create. We were made to play. We were made to have this freedom.”

“Play is children’s love language.”

“Your job isn’t to do it all. Your job is to be diligent with those little actions.”

RESOURCES & LINKS MENTIONED

Christy Thomas:
Website
Instagram
Facebook 

Everyday Motherhood Podcast
Stitcher | iTunes 

Dr. Stuart Brown 


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