Allergic to Food (Episode 41)


“The top eight allergens are wheat, dairy, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish, and here in the United States, that also includes coconut under tree nuts,” Kathlena says. “Including people with food allergies can be overwhelming sometimes and yet at the same time, it is one of the most amazing gifts you can ever give a food allergy family.”

Allergic to Food (Episode 41)2019-06-06T18:17:12+00:00

Staying Thankful (Episode 40)


“I look back and I realize that God and so many people helped us and carried us and were of service to us. If we had not gone through those challenges, I wouldn’t have had those people stepping up and showing how much they cared for us and cared about us,” David says. “I think a lot of people, especially those who don’t have faith look at our story and think that it’s totally backwards. How can you have faith after all that you have gone through?”

Staying Thankful (Episode 40)2019-06-04T23:43:27+00:00

Cooking With Kids (Episode 39)


“In a society we live in where there’s so many shows about cooking and everyone can go out to a restaurant, sometimes food can seem too heightened. But everybody has to eat,” says Aurora. “The funny thing is, sometimes, my kids don’t like my most impressive meals. There are so many different cultures of food, so many different recipes, and there really is something for any skill level and any amount of time that you can accomplish in the kitchen.”

Cooking With Kids (Episode 39)2019-09-08T00:20:34+00:00

Juggling Multiple Children (Episode 38)


“One thing that I think that can really help you to stay sane is to just let our kids be kids. I think that it’s so important for us to remember that their kids,” Lettice says., “We shouldn’t allow them to be disruptive or disrespectful, and they should know there’s a time and place to be silly and crazy. But life is meant to be enjoyed, not to just be lived, and childhood is a really special part of life and it should be a carefree time of life.”

Juggling Multiple Children (Episode 38)2019-06-12T16:34:40+00:00

A Volunteer Family (Episode 37)


“Volunteering is a wonderful way to begin to introduce kids to this idea that there is something bigger than themselves, there is something more than their family, their immediate community, their friends, their school, and that they are part of something larger,” Alexandra says. “I have found that it also led to some really great conversations about big topics with my kids. … We want our children to understand that we live in an interconnected world, and how even small steps, like taking two hours on a Saturday morning to pack meals, can make a significant and positive impact on their larger community.”

A Volunteer Family (Episode 37)2019-05-24T20:22:16+00:00

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