When you read the words “grocery shopping” do you feel anxiety, boredom, the serious beginnings of a headache, frustration, excitement, desperation, or not really anything? Women run the gamut of emotions when it comes to this particular duty. Myself, I have literally felt every one of these over the years…sometimes all of them within the […]
Pregnancy. I love you. I hate you. I think that pretty much sums up my feelings on the subject. I absolutely LOVE the end result of pregnancy… the baby, obvi. My Disclaimer If you are one of those unicorn moms who actually feels better during pregnancy, you have my serious respect, deep jealousy, […]
It’s Christmas today!!!!! Merry Christmas Mom Squad! What a year it has been. If your house is like mine, we’ve been up since the crack of dawn (insert yawn) My family room looks like a wrapping paper company exploded. I have already made Christmas breakfast and cleaned it all up (Am I a saint? Why […]
Not so merry and bright There I stood, all alone, drenched in sweat, surrounded by absolute chaos, yelling my head off at no one in particular. “How did this happen?”, I wondered aloud. “Today was supposed to be so memorable and so perfect”. Instead the day had turned……memorable, yes, and very imperfect. We had planned […]
“I’m not anything special”: Why the world needs EVERY mom and EVERY child – Guest Sherrine Hayward. Episode 59.
I just got home from traveling to hear my nephew speak in church. He is embarking on an 18 month service mission for his church and was asked to speak before he begins. As I was about to listen to this 18 year old boy speak, I expected the depth of…well, an 18 year old […]
I feel like I have a split personality during the Christmas season. At the first of December I am Andy Williams singing,”It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the year.” I blast the Christmas tunes, pin every beautiful dish from Pinterest, and string lights on every wall in my house. By mid-December something changes in me. […]
How do grandparents figure out grandparenting? They do what they did to figure out parenting: stumbling forward doing the best they can to love all the adults and kids in their lives. We have received numerous requests to do a show on grandparenting from our many listeners trying to navigate this exciting yet dicey road. […]
The Family that GIVES together…Creating a family culture of service- Guest Merrilee Boyack. Episode 56
Whenever I hear about families that are creating humanitarian kits for kids in South America, sewing quilts for people in Africa, or serving at the local soup kitchen, I always say, “I want our family to be one of THOSE families.” But, when it really comes down to it, I feel overwhelmed and never really […]
YAY! We have so much to celebrate this week! We are celebrating our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! We started this crazy podcast one year ago. We have loved learning from our many experts, laughing at our many mistakes and challenging ourselves to do better. We are so grateful for our amazing Mom Squad. You all continually […]
Herding Cats: Routine ideas that can help a mom’s craziest time of the day – Guest Whitney Archibald of “How She Moms”. Episode 54.
Mornings, after school, and bedtime— these are by far the hardest times for moms to navigate. Help is here, Mom Squad! On today’s show we bring you one of our favorite mom helpers out there: Whitney Archibald from “How She Moms” (www.howshemoms.com). If you are not familiar with her website, then just know that your […]
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- Is Dinner Time Breaking You? Ways to keep it Super Simple – Guest Leigh Anne Wilkes. Episode 82.
- Pursuing Your Dreams – With Business Coach CrystaLee Beck. Episode 81.
- A Mother’s Day “Mom Fail” Tribute! Episode 80.
- How To Travel With Kids And Actually Enjoy It – Guest Jessica Dabelich. Episode 79.
- Creating Body Confident Kids – Guest Dana Suchow. Episode 78