10 Thoughts Busy Moms Need To Know

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 23:58 — 33.2MB) Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 077. I’m sad to announce that this is the last episode of the Busy Mom’s Survival Guide for the forseeable future. I’ve been thinking and praying about this decision for a while and with Jim’s help, I’ve decided […]

The Importance of Friends II

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 27:13 — 37.7MB) Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 076. Last week we discussed the important role friends play in our lives. Today I’m going to continue my discussion on the importance of friendships with Carlin Flora, author of the book Friendfluence*. Last week we talked about how […]

The Importance of Friends I

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:53 — 46.8MB) Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 075. During today’s episode, I’m going to talk about the importance of friendships with Carlin Flora, author of the book Friendfluence*. I read an article a few weeks ago that surprised me.  It said that research has shown […]

Scream Free Parenting II

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 074. How often have you found yourself embarrassed by your children’s behavior?  I know for me, with 8 children, there have been many times that I have wanted to hang my head in shame over something my children have done.  But […]

Scream Free Parenting I

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:32 — 46.4MB) Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 073. I have always said that God gives us children not JUST so that we can raise them, but so that we can finish growing up ourselves.  Have you ever found yourself saying, “My children make me want […]

How To Overcome Sibling Rivalry II

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:15 — 47.3MB) Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 072. During today’s episode, I’m going to finish the discussion about sibling rivalry with Dr. Todd Cartmell, author of the book, Keep the Siblings, Lose the Rivalry*. A lot of parents are tempted to think that siblings fighting is […]

How To Overcome Sibling Rivalry I

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:16 — 44.6MB) Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 071. Sibling rivalry is something I think every parent with more than one child deals with. And it can be so frustrating because of how frequently it appears and how much time we spend dealing with it. But […]

Parenting Styles

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:37 — 35.5MB) Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 070. I’ve spent several months now talking about the importance of studying your children and getting to know their individual strengths and weaknesses as well as their learning styles and love languages.  During this podcast episode, I encourage […]

Tools For Staying Fit

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:38 — 43.8MB) Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 069. I talk a lot on my blog and podcast about how valuable it is for busy moms to exercise and stay fit.   But it’s not important so that we can look good (that’s just a side benefit). […]

Parenting with Scripture II

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:31 — 43.6MB) Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 068. During last weeks episode, I was joined by Kara Durbin, author of Parenting With Scripture*. We discussed how we use Bible verses as we train and raise our children, and shared verses that we use. This week […]

Parenting with Scripture I

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:48 — 39.9MB) Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 067. “I can barely manage my two children; how do you manage EIGHT?” is a question I hear quite often.  During last week’s podcast episode I talked about how Jim and I intentionally parent our children.  We try […]

How to Parent Intentionally

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:11 — 40.4MB) Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 066. If you imagine that parenting styles form a spectrum, with reactive parenting on one end and proactive parenting on the other, you can think about where you usually reside. To intentionally parent means that you spend more time […]

How To Stop Yelling at Your Children II

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:19 — 42.0MB) Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 065. I don’t know of any mom who wants to yell at her children.  Yet so many moms are struggling with high stress levels.  It often doesn’t take much to “push them over the edge” and they find […]

How To Stop Yelling at Your Children I

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:32 — 40.9MB) Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 064. Do you yell at your children?  Regularly?  Does it bother you that your children don’t listen to what you have to say unless you’re yelling at them?  Is yelling at your kids something you’re secretly ashamed of? […]

Do Your Children Feel Loved? II

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:14 — 44.6MB) Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 063. I don’t doubt that you love your child tremendously.  But if your child isn’t FEELING loved, then the fact that you love them isn’t enough.  Your child needs to FEEL that you love them so they can […]