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

Hope for the Angry Kid with Tricia Goyer (Episode 26)


“Our child will naturally know how to hit our buttons,” Tricia said. “They want to make us mad because when they can get us angry, they win because it shifts from being about her and her anger to me and my anger. If you’re angry, then she’s the victim, and we’re apologizing and explaining our actions.”

Hope for the Angry Kid with Tricia Goyer (Episode 26)2019-03-23T19:31:15+00:00

Being a Woman of Mystery (Episode 25)


f all we do as women is to be a mother 24/7, catering always to our families without ever doing anything for ourselves, we aren’t painting a very attractive picture of adulthood for our children. Please don’t misunderstand me—mothering is an integral part of our calling. But we must take care that mothering doesn’t become the only part of our calling or of our day-to-day lives.

Being a Woman of Mystery (Episode 25)2019-03-23T00:03:36+00:00

Launching Your Child Into Adulthood (Episode 24)


“The college admissions scandal demonstrates what happens when you don’t do that well. Every person that you look at is the sum total of their decisions. When you don’t start making good decisions early, your foundation can be shaky,” Frowsa’ said. “There’s a difference between raising children and raising adults, and I think for a lot of parents, they are busy raising children, so when those kids get to be adult age they still have to treat them as children.”

Launching Your Child Into Adulthood (Episode 24)2019-03-22T23:56:38+00:00

Potty Training for Dummies, Episode 23


“Parents are starting way to late, so they’re missing their window of opportunity to potty train. That window is truly 18 months to 2 years. We’re not even starting until age 3 and that’s the main problem that I see today with toilet training.”

Potty Training for Dummies, Episode 232019-03-04T20:11:59+00:00