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 you […]

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).  It’s […]

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 I […]

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 to […]

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 being […]

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 themselves […]

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? During […]

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 grow […]

Do Your Children Feel Loved? I

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:47 — 45.3MB) Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 062.I love my children.  And I’m sure that you love yours.  But do you show your kids love in a way that they can understand?  Do they actually feel like you love them? During this podcast episode I […]

Don’t Wish Away Today

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 17:21 — 24.1MB) Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 061.It is so tempting to look at the difficulties of our lives at this very moment, and to wish for them to be over.  Or to be excited about the next thing that is happening in our lives. […]

Don’t Expect Perfection with Jill Savage II

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:51 — 39.9MB) Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 060.If we are constantly expecting perfection from our children, our husband, our home, and ourselves, we are going to feel very dissatisfied with our lives.   During last week’s episode I was joined by Jill Savage, author of the […]

Don’t Expect Perfection with Jill Savage I

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:34 — 45.0MB) Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 059.Why is it that we moms often expect ourselves to be perfect?  Even worse, why do we find ourselves upset when our husbands, our children, or our homes aren’t perfect either? During this podcast episode I talk about […]

How To Create a Strong Family Unit

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:14 — 43.2MB) Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 058.For Jim and I, having a strong family unit is a very important goal.  I have always wanted my children to be each other’s best friends, which is one of the reasons we had them so close together.  […]

Parent Your Children as Individuals

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:21 — 42.0MB) Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 057.Over the years of parenting 8 children, I have discovered that to be a truly effective parent, you have to modify your parenting style to account for the uniqueness of each of your individual children.   Because our […]