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Protect your Marriage NOW: 7 Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage – Guest Georgia Anderson of “Know How Mom”. Episode 68.

Happy Valentines week Mom Squad!  This week we celebrate love and strengthening marriage!   We endorse marriage heartily.  Probably because it’s so simple, uncomplicated, and straightforward! NOT! In truth, there isn’t much about marriage that is simple and uncomplicated. However, working on strengthening marriage IS worth the effort!  Whether you are newly wedded, plugging through the […]

Finding Rest in a World Full of Clamor: A woman’s guide – Guest Shaunti Feldhahn. Episode 67.

If you are anything like me you are exhausted.  Parents finding rest is an impossible dream. I honestly don’t remember the last time I really had enough rest.   I’m thinking middle school, maybe earlier. I have memories of getting sick and staying home from school and binge-watching something like “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.”  I […]

Why is My Kid Such a Stress Case? Ideas for children with anxiety and other BIG EMOTIONS – Guest Tanya Lindquist. Episode 65.

Producing children with BIG EMOTIONS is my superpower…apparently.  I suppose it’s not really shocking, since I was a MAJOR anxiety-riddled stress case as a child.  My childhood anxiety manifested itself as fear and anger…rarely crying. I have vivid memories of sneaking into my parents bedroom after they had fallen asleep and sleeping on their floor […]

What Extraordinary Moms Do — You’re probably doing it, too! Guest Jessica Dahlquist of the “Extraordinary Moms” Podcast. Episode 64.

If you were asked to describe an extraordinary mom, what words would you use?  Patient, devoted, intentional, energetic, creative, authentic, fun…the list could go on and on. I’d bet that the list wouldn’t include words and phrases like: flustered, hanging on to sanity by her fingernails, trying and sometimes succeeding, pretty average and utterly exhausted. […]