Preparing for Vacation with Kids (Episode 36)


“You’ve got to know what you’re going to do to know what you need to pack and what you need to bring, and how you need to pack it,” says Melanie. “I know that sounds so silly, but you can make your stay wherever you are headed so much more convenient and organized if you just plan ahead.”

Preparing for Vacation with Kids (Episode 36)2019-05-22T23:55:58+00:00

TV Ratings and Kids (Episode 35)


“Whenever possible, I would strongly encourage families to watch together,” Melissa says. “I think too that it’s easy for us to err on the side of thinking our kids are more mature emotionally than they are or better able to handle or cope with what they see. And remember that no system is 100% foolproof, and nothing takes the place of just being there and being able to help your child work through what they are seeing onscreen.”

TV Ratings and Kids (Episode 35)2019-05-24T00:06:58+00:00

Getting Your Kids to do Chores (Episode 34)


Overall, remember that chores aren’t only about getting things cleaned or accomplished—it’s about learning tasks, contributing to the family, and working together for everyone’s good. When we keep the bigger picture in mind, we will have more success in having our kids do chores.

Getting Your Kids to do Chores (Episode 34)2019-05-25T00:06:24+00:00

A Heartfelt Motivation (Episode 33)


“I think part of the struggle for us is to ask the right question which is: How do I get my children motivation to the right direction?,” Dr. Kathy says. “If we are honest too, sometimes, it’s a reflection of our behavior. We are modeling in front of our children all the time, and so when we see them be impatient, stingy, unkind, could it be that they have noticed us being that way lately?”

A Heartfelt Motivation (Episode 33)2019-05-23T19:38:42+00:00

Bouncing Back From Parenting Fails (Episode 32)


“Some days, I’m an incredible entrepreneur, an incredible business owner, and a terrible mom. Sometimes, I’m a great mom and a terrible business owner, and that’s just because it doesn’t balance out,” Hope says. “One of my favorite quotes is that we expect women to work like they don’t have children and to raise children as if they don’t work.”

Bouncing Back From Parenting Fails (Episode 32)2019-05-20T18:12:05+00:00

A Little Work on the Side (Episode 31)


“My go-to advice is not to overthink it because for a lot people, they end up talking themselves out of starting,” said Stacy. “So many times, I stand with the moms at my daughter’s school, and they say, ‘I’ve thought about doing this for years, and I really want to do this someday.’ But there’s always a reason why now is not the right time. However, there will never be the perfect time.”

A Little Work on the Side (Episode 31)2019-05-07T19:31:12+00:00

Blessing Your Child (Episode 30)


“Our kids all want to feel seen, heard, known, respected and validated,” says Tiffany. “Our kids are raw material to be molded so our constant expectation that they’re going to be perfect is always a disappointment to us because that’s is not who they are. And neither are we.”

Blessing Your Child (Episode 30)2019-04-24T00:16:47+00:00

Why Kids Leave Church (Episode 29)


“Seventy percent of children stop attending church when they graduate from high school, which is just an unbelievable and heart-breaking number. A decade later, only half of those had returned to church,” Susan says. “What they’ve found is that these are mainly children of what the studies called nominal Christians. Those who go to church, drop their kids off, say a prayer at meal time, but other than that, God is not important. If we are not modeling behavior that church is important, prayer is important, Bible study time is important, our children are not likely to follow in our footsteps. The parents who are not practicing what they preach are the ones who are more likely to have their children leave the faith after high school.”

Why Kids Leave Church (Episode 29)2019-04-23T18:55:41+00:00

Preventing Swagger with Mike Smart (Episode 28)


“I think parents also need training, such as learning to bite their tongue when their child doesn’t have a good game, when a referee doesn’t make a good call, when their child doesn’t get to play much,” Mike said. “When you don’t, you show your priorities to your child that you value sports over everything else.”

Preventing Swagger with Mike Smart (Episode 28)2019-03-23T19:25:58+00:00

Clearing Away the Clutter (Episode 27)


“I recommend thinking about what you’re bringing in to your house when you’re at the store with a cart full of things,” Darla said. “You’ll be bringing it out on trash day, a month from now when things are broken, it might be six months from now when kids are growing out of those clothes, or it might be six years from now when you finally get around to decluttering the baby toys. But at some point, that bag you brought in from the store it has to leave your house. If you have that realization up front, it will start to change your buying behavior, and your gifting behavior.”

Clearing Away the Clutter (Episode 27)2019-04-16T18:19:25+00:00