Podcast | #30 Courtney Tipping on Having Faith during Hardship

This will actually be the final episode in this season. Make sure to hang around until the end so I can tell you what’s coming. This week my guest is Courtney Tipping. She told me at the beginning of our conversation that God is good and each day is a new day. I didn’t even […]

Mommy Slacker | April Edition

Every day we see beautiful photos on Instagram and smiling faces on Facebook and may be tempted to feel like a failure. The Mommy Slacker party is here to combat such silliness. No one is doing it all…despite what social media may try to claim. So here’s to some real-life authenticity… Here’s what I’m not […]

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Podcast | #29 Jamy Bechler on Becoming an Adoptive Dad

This week’s guest is Coach Jamy Bechler. He’s a professional speaker, leader trainer, and executive business coach and former college basketball coach. We chat about his journey to being an adoptive dad and some of his misconceptions along the way including what type of child he requested the social worker find for him and his […]

How to Use Himalayan Salt Lamps with Special Needs Children

Whether it’s chemical brain imbalances or just the constant struggle to adapt, kids with special needs often struggle with high anxiety levels. These high anxiety levels are often followed by emotional outbursts, trouble focusing, and low self-esteem. We’re in the boat with you, so I know that any tips and tricks on how to battle […]

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Podcast | #28 Naomi Quick on Waiting during Adoption

This week I bring you another super hero of a mom. Naomi quick has 6 kids under 8–all homeschooled. Let that sink in. Six little humans under age 8 who are home All. Day. Long. Naomi writes at her blog 127living.com. She’s also an author and speaker. We chat about how she judged me the […]

The 4-Letter Word That’s Making You a Grumpy Parent

What is hard about parenting a child who doesn’t meet an expectation? Have you ever heard yourself saying these phrases as a parent? “But he SHOULD be able to do that.” “He SHOULD remember after 500 reminders.” Or “I SHOULDN’T have to do that for him.” “I SHOULDN’T have to live that way.” Me. Me. […]

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Podcast | #27 Krista Rowland-Collins on Down Syndrome

I’m a week late to World Down Syndrome Day. No excuses. Regardless, what this week’s guest, Krista Rowland-Collins, is doing is still important and relevant. She is loving on families as they welcome their children with Down Syndrome into the world through a project called Adele’s Over the Rainbow Baskets. Honestly, the misconceptions that Krista […]

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60 Minute Interactive Seder for the Christian Family

If you’ve been hanging out with me for any length of time, you know we stink at holiday traditions. However, one Lenten season tradition that we’ve managed to keep up is celebrating a Seder meal together. Sometimes we can barely pull together just our family, and sometimes it’s quite the affair. This year we had […]