Intentional Parenting (Episode 16)

Intentional Parenting (Episode 16)

On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Jamie Sumner about helping kids to embrace hard work. Jamie is the author of Unbound, a nonfiction book on parenting, and the forthcoming middle-grade novel Roll with It (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster). She has also written for the New York Times and the Washington Post, as well as other publications. She lives...[ read more ]

The Secret to Family Devotions (Episode 15)

As Christian parents, we firmly believe that one of the most important jobs we have is teaching our four children about our faith. For centuries, parents regularly engaged in the practice of systematically teaching their children biblical truths, often from manuals of Christian doctrine called catechisms. But that formal way of educating our children fell out of favor gradually, and...[ read more ]

Living Life in the Unexpected (Episode 14)

On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Lori Wildenberg about how life can get a little messy. Lori, a mom of four and Mimi to one, is passionate about helping families build connections that last a lifetime. She’s co-founder of 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting ministry, lead mentor mom with the Moms Together Facebook Community, national speaker, and parent...[ read more ]

The Uniqueness of Each Child (Episode 13)

      On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Dara Lovitz about . Dara is the mother of 6-year old twin daughters. She works for a legal nonprofit organization (paid), runs a nonprofit vegan advocacy group (unpaid), and loves to read and write (breaks even). Her most recent works include Twinsight: A Guide to Raising Emotionally Healthy...[ read more ]

Juggling Schedules (Episode 12)

On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I discuss sports and after-school activities with Lance Miller. Lance has educated young children and mentored their parents and teachers for more than 30 years. He is a Christian, husband of 15 years, father to four growing boys, and a certified John Rosemond Leadership Parenting Coach. Lance spent much of his teaching career working...[ read more ]

The Busyness of Being a Mom (Episode 11)

On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Amy Tol about time management as mothers. Amy writes at, where she helps women connect with God’s grace amidst the noise of everyday life. She lives in Michigan with her husband, Brian, and two wonderful tween kids. When she’s not writing, Amy enjoys connecting with friends over coffee and chocolate,...[ read more ]

Playing to Learn (Episode 10)

On this week’s “You've Got This,” I talk with Janet Carter about kids with disabilities and the value of playtime. Janet is a speaker, writer and a certified John Rosemond Leadership Parent Coach. She taught middle and high school English as well as homeschooling her own children. Janet served for 8 years as the children's ministry director for Hope Church,...[ read more ]

Tips From the Smarter Grammy (Episode 9)

On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Angela Breidenbach about how she’s navigating being a grandmother. Angela writes romance through the ages, teaches the business of writing as well as genealogy and faith, and is in process of getting her genealogical studies degree. She’s also the president of the Christian Authors Network. Angela lives in Missoula, Montana, with...[ read more ]

The Perks of Being an Older Mom (Episode 8)

On this week’s “You've Got This,” I talk with Jacqueline Piccolo, who is an educator with a degree in psychology and elementary education. She has been working in the field of education for more than 20 years, including 13 years as a kindergarten teacher, employed in both public and private schools. As a certified Leadership Parenting Coach through the John...[ read more ]

Sleep Isn’t Just for Infants (Episode 7)

On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk Christine Stevens, a certified pediatric sleep consultant and coach. Christine is a formerly sleep deprived mom who took her own daughter’s sleep struggles and turned it into a successful business. Now she aims to spread the message that just because you’re a parent doesn’t mean you have to be tired parent. She...[ read more ]

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