Hey Friends! I had to do a little podcast shuffle (switch out what I had planned to publish this week -- a story for another time -- ) and this gave me the perfect opportunity to do something I've been wanting to for a while! An all Q & A episode! 🎊 I hope to do these quarterly, so please give me feedback, and always send your questions to: [email protected] (put Q &A or "Question" in the subject line!) I love to hear from you on social media, but if you can try to send
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Anyone ever had a kid who whined, lied, tattled, or complained? (🙋🏼♀️) If so, then today's episode is for you. I am so excited to share this packed, practical chat with best-selling author, Ginger Hubbard, with all of you. I especially loved talking to Ginger, because her early books, “Don’t Make me Count to Three” and “I Can’t Believe You Just Said That!” shaped my early parenting years. (Who could have guessed that I'd one day be interviewing her on a podcast?!
Aloha Friends! I received such positive feedback from the recent birth order series on the Podcast (see episodes 90, 91, and 92) and it made me just want to keep the conversation going. When it comes to being students of our kids, we could have endless conversations! I thought it would be fun to sit down (virtually) with another boy mom and just chat about a few more of the ways we can understand - and therefore parent, our sons better! Heather MacFadyen, host of the Don't
Hey Friends, Well, I hope you have enjoyed my mini-podcast-series on birth order as much as I have! If you've missed them, be sure to go back and catch The Firstborn chat as well as last week's episode about middle kids. But today...Today is all about those LAST BORNS...The babies of the family! And there is no doubt, those little rascals are uniquely lovable, aren't they!? In this episode, I had so much fun reading the blog post that I wrote years ago, and
Talking about Middle Children, and offering a giveaway! Today we continue our mini-series about birth order! I loved hearing from so many of you about your firstborn kids last week, and found so many of your comments fascinating! And now I'm so excited because today we get to talk about the birth order that kicked off this whole series on my blog so many years ago: MIDDLE CHILDREN! I was exploring birth order back when my 2nd son was barely a teenager, and what
Talking about firstborn children, and offering a giveaway! Got firstborns? (or maybe you are one? ) Either way, this is for you! I love to talk about all of the things that shape our kids into who they are -- their personalities, love language, birth order, and on and on. In my book, BOY MOM, I talk about being a "student" of our sons...The more we understand them, the better we can parent them! Many years ago I wrote a short series on my blog about birth order. I
Happy New Year!!!! And also: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to this BLOG! We just turned TEN, and that makes me a feel a little like... A LOT has happened in ten years! A lot of hard work...a few years wondering what the heck I was doing/where I was going...(nearly quitting)...Some highs, some lows, and more hard work. But also tons of blessings and fun along the way. Now, if I had more forethought...time/energy, I might have put together something really special for the occasion.
Mele Kalikimaka!! Hope you are all having a fabulous Christmas week! As promised, I have the Swanson boys on with me to bring some Christmas cheer! Today's episode is featuring son #1, and son #3 (Josiah, 21, and Luke 16.) Jonah and I are planning a separate episode which I will share in the New Year, so I also let Levi off the hook this week! 😉 (I promise to get that rascal on with me soon as well!) Josiah, Luke, and I are talking about favorite Christmas