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An Invitation to Withness
 
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Don't Mom Alone Podcast
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Connecting you with people and resources to remind you that you aren't alone. An invitation to withness. . .
 
The Hello Mornings podcast with Kat Lee and Heather MacFadyen features interviews with Bible Study, planning and fitness experts to help you build a simple, yet powerful morning routine. We also discuss the latest habit building research and share stories from women our HelloMornings.org community.
 
Monica Swanson, author of Boy Mom (releasing on Aug. 6, 2019) and blogger at monicaswanson.com, shares encouragement and inspiration for raising boys in today's world. Monica shares practical advice and biblical wisdom through honest conversations, interviews with other boy moms, and light-hearted humor.
 
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Inspired to Action
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Incredibly practical tips for inspired moms.
 
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Hope Has A Voice
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Are you ready to be inspired? Do you need to be reminded of God's goodness and hear stories of His faithfulness? If so, you have found a great place to camp. In every story, you will hear words of hope that will encourage you to stay in the game, finish the race, and trust the God who has promised hope for your future.
 
Full of practical wisdom and inspiring encouragement for moms. You’re a mom. You’re kind of a big deal. This podcast is for you!
 
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I am thrilled to have my friend,podcaster, and fellow (4-)boy mom, Heather MacFadyen on with me in today's episode. Heather and I are talking about sensory processing issues in boys, and how we can best help our boys in this area. Heather has a professional background which introduced her to this subject, but she also has had experience persona ...…
 
Susie Davis is a mentor of mentors. She’s the author of several books and host of the Dear Daughters podcast. I’m so excited to share our conversation with you as she answers your questions about mentorship, marriage and meeting with God. I think you deserve a mentor. I think it's God's will for your life to have an older woman that you can tal ...…
 
Susie Davis is a mentor of mentors. She’s the author of several books and host of the Dear Daughters podcast. I’m so excited to share our conversation with you as she answers your questions about mentorship, marriage and meeting with God. I think you deserve a mentor. I think it's God's will for your life to have an older woman that you can tal ...…
 
Racial tensions in America are as high within the church as outside of it. My guest Latasha (aka Tasha) Morrison believes Jesus followers must become the leaders in the conversation. That we must, “build a bridge” to bring justice, healing and transformation.It starts with awareness and then acknowledging the pain and brokenness. We didn't crea ...…
 
Racial tensions in America are as high within the church as outside of it. My guest Latasha (aka Tasha) Morrison believes Jesus followers must become the leaders in the conversation. That we must, “build a bridge” to bring justice, healing and transformation.It starts with awareness and then acknowledging the pain and brokenness. We didn't crea ...…
 
In today's episode Brooke McGlothlin joins me to talk about the importance of praying for our sons. Brooke shares the story of how she began to pray for her ("250% boy"-) boys and how it changed her parenting. Moms are busy and time is short, but with a little intention, we can add some life-changing, power-packed prayers to our days. It is so ...…
 
In today's episode Wendy Speake is back on with me as we tackle a few more important (and challenging) questions about raising boys. We talk about siblings who do NOT get along, and offer some suggestions for handling that. We also talk about how we can help our boys make better health choices. And we dive into some practical thoughts on boys a ...…
 
As parents, we are keenly aware of the peaks and valleys of our kids’ emotions. Anger, sadness, excitement, and all the other feelings can make us feel like our child is on a roller coaster we’re just trying to slow down. It’s true that we all feel highs and lows throughout our day, but we rarely talk about what it feel like when we’re “in the ...…
 
As parents, we are keenly aware of the peaks and valleys of our kids’ emotions. Anger, sadness, excitement, and all the other feelings can make us feel like our child is on a roller coaster we’re just trying to slow down. It’s true that we all feel highs and lows throughout our day, but we rarely talk about what it feel like when we’re “in the ...…
 
This is the last Aloha Friday Episode of 2019! in this episode I share about some exciting travels coming up for me with my son Luke (for surf contests in Texas and Portugal!) I also talk about how God uses our kids to teach us so much -- to grow us, stretch us, and develop our character! I'm linking to a brand new blog post and encouraging par ...…
 
My friend, Wendy Speake, is back with me (she was my first guest in episodes #3 and #4) as we respond to questions sent in by listeners. This is part one of a two-part Q & A, and today Wendy and I answer questions related to: 14 year-old disobedience... 6 year olds with BIG FEELINGS, bedtime issues, argumentative kids, and all kinds of topics t ...…
 
It’s a popular (and sometimes controversial) typology system that can help you understand yourself and others better, but how can we use the Enneagram in light of the gospel to help our marriages thrive? Beth McCord of Your Enneagram Coach is here to walk us how to look at our marriages and close relationships through the lens of the Enneagram ...…
 
It’s a popular (and sometimes controversial) typology system that can help you understand yourself and others better, but how can we use the Enneagram in light of the gospel to help our marriages thrive? Beth McCord of Your Enneagram Coach is here to walk us how to look at our marriages and close relationships through the lens of the Enneagram ...…
 
For this Aloha Friday episode my son Jonah (18) joins me to talk about some of his recent favorite books and podcasts. I add a few of the books my fifteen year old son has been reading as well, and we link to all of them in the show notes. Jonah loves to read and it's fun to hear him talk about all of these things! I hope your tween or teen mig ...…
 
When a child processes sensory information just a little differently than his or her peers it can mean BIG emotions, meltdowns and a huge struggle for us as parents. Often these kids are labeled as “sensitive” or “intense” and they might cause us to avoid playdates and public places because we’re never sure what seemingly small issue will cause ...…
 
When a child processes sensory information just a little differently than his or her peers it can mean BIG emotions, meltdowns and a huge struggle for us as parents. Often these kids are labeled as “sensitive” or “intense” and they might cause us to avoid playdates and public places because we’re never sure what seemingly small issue will cause ...…
 
This Aloha Friday Episode springboards off of Episode 020 where my husband, Dave, and I talked about all of the things we can do NOW, to prepare for the day our children launch into independence one day. Dave and I mentioned the importance of teaching our kids life skills, and in today's episode I offer a free download (LIFE SKILLS BY AGE) and ...…
 
This is a special episode because we are covering the final chapter from my book, Boy Mom. My husband Dave joins me for this conversation, as we go over the "7 Things parents can do now, so they are ready to launch their kids later." This is really the heart of this Podcast and my Boy Mom book! This episode is applicable to daughters as well, a ...…
 
Author, blogger and podcast host Sarah Mae joins me to share her story of working through the generational bondage of alcoholism and the verbal and emotional abuse she suffered from her mother. I remember yelling out, 'I'm going to kill myself,' and her saying, 'Go ahead, I dare you.' And that was it for me. I just bawled because I felt so unlo ...…
 
Author, blogger and podcast host Sarah Mae joins me to share her story of working through the generational bondage of alcoholism and the verbal and emotional abuse she suffered from her mother. I remember yelling out, 'I'm going to kill myself,' and her saying, 'Go ahead, I dare you.' And that was it for me. I just bawled because I felt so unlo ...…
 
My 15 year old son Luke joins me in today's episode as he shares a quote from George Washington which says: "It's better to be alone than in bad company." Luke shares his thoughts on this, as well as a couple Bible verses, and his own personal experience seeking good friendships. This is a great episode to have your kids listen in on, and I hop ...…
 
Rhonda Stoppe is joining me in today's packed episode where we talk about helping our sons navigate relationships, dating, sex, and marriage. Rhonda has four grown children and a TON of wisdom and experience to share. She has written books on topics related to romance and marriage, as well as one just for moms raising sons. This episode is a bi ...…
 
Access to the internet is everywhere in our modern world. And that means access to pornography and sexual imagery is everywhere too. Rather than bury our heads in the sand or cross our fingers that our kids won’t see porn, we can choose to be proactive and to give them a plan for how to react. Kristen Jenson, the best-selling author of "Good Pi ...…
 
Access to the internet is everywhere in our modern world. And that means access to pornography and sexual imagery is everywhere too. Rather than bury our heads in the sand or cross our fingers that our kids won’t see porn, we can choose to be proactive and to give them a plan for how to react. Kristen Jenson, the best-selling author of "Good Pi ...…
 
In this Aloha Friday Episode I am encouraging families to gather around the dinner table to chat about the new school year. I cover the topic of MINDSET and the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. I love this topic and I hope you'll find it super practical and encouraging for your family! I also cover a Q and A about boys a ...…
 
Amber Lia joins me in this episode as we springboard off of Ch. 9 in my book, Boy Mom: "Inspiring Young Minds: Learning and Discovering Passions." Amber is a (homeschooling) mom to four boys, and was a teacher for many years before having children. She shares inspiration for inspiring young minds, stimulating curiosity, and pointing kids to God ...…
 
My guest today is Ruth Chou Simons. She’s a mom of six boys and an author and entrepreneur. You may know her best from the beautiful watercolor prints and products she creates for her business on Gracelaced.com. In her newest book, Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship**, Ruth shares about how every day is an opportunity to be sha ...…
 
My guest today is Ruth Chou Simons. She’s a mom of six boys and an author and entrepreneur. You may know her best from the beautiful watercolor prints and products she creates for her business on Gracelaced.com. In her newest book, Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship**, Ruth shares about how every day is an opportunity to be sha ...…
 
For our 2nd ALOHA FRIDAY Edition of the Boy Mom Podcast, my son Jonah joined me to chat about the character quality of PERSEVERANCE. Jonah has impressed me in the past year with his ability to persevere in work, studies, and life. I ask Jonah about his SAT studies and his job as a dish washer while he waited to be promoted to busser (for the pa ...…
 
For a variety of reasons, childhood anxiety rates are soaring, especially among girls. My guest Sissy Goff is here to share some of her insights on how to recognize worry and anxiety in your daughter and empower her to overcome.We talk about tools we can use to help us understand why our brains are often working against us in times of anxiety a ...…
 
For a variety of reasons, childhood anxiety rates are soaring, especially among girls. My guest Sissy Goff is here to share some of her insights on how to recognize worry and anxiety in your daughter and empower her to overcome.We talk about tools we can use to help us understand why our brains are often working against us in times of anxiety a ...…
 
Today's interview is packed with practical ideas from my friend and guest, Kristi Clover. Kristi is so much fun to talk to -- and she is a master at organization for families. You'll love her advice on how to "set kids up for success" in their chores, and her family's approach to earning and stewarding money. Kristi shares principles that every ...…
 
Fellow boy moms, this episode is for you! This chat with Monica Swanson another mom of four boys and author of the new book Boy Mom dives into a lot of your questions about how to raise your boys to be godly men. We talk about encouraging strong friendships between brothers, teaching boys to be strong AND gentle, and about the importance of giv ...…
 
Fellow boy moms, this episode is for you! This chat with Monica Swanson another mom of four boys and author of the new book Boy Mom dives into a lot of your questions about how to raise your boys to be godly men. We talk about encouraging strong friendships between brothers, teaching boys to be strong AND gentle, and about the importance of giv ...…
 
I'm so excited to introduce this new "Aloha Friday Edition" of the Boy Mom Podcast! I hope to keep these short and sweet, mostly solo (or with one of my guys!) and to focus each of these episodes on connecting with your family as you head into the weekend. Today I am also answering a frequently-asked question about how to handle it when you and ...…
 
Christie Thomas joins me for today's episode as we talk about raising emotionally healthy sons. Christie is the mom to three boys and she has a background in children's ministry. She faced some personal trauma years ago that has given her a deeper understanding of anxiety, and she has helped her sons through childhood anxiety as well. Christie ...…
 
Small is the new huge.With the ability to connect with anyone, anywhere in the world, feels like we’re more isolated and ineffective than ever. But what if we worried less about making a big impact. And focused more on doing the things in front of us with quality and depth?I’m a big fan of today’s guest, Shontell Brewer. She’s a wise mom to fiv ...…
 
Small is the new huge.With the ability to connect with anyone, anywhere in the world, feels like we’re more isolated and ineffective than ever. But what if we worried less about making a big impact. And focused more on doing the things in front of us with quality and depth?I’m a big fan of today’s guest, Shontell Brewer. She’s a wise mom to fiv ...…
 
Erin Mohring joins me in today's episode to talk about raising sons to embrace a healthy lifestyle. Like me, Erin is married to a physician, and in today's episode she is sharing her family's experience of transitioning to a healthier lifestyle. Erin and her husband became runners, cleaned up their diet, and now their three sons are following i ...…
 
Being a mom reveals your most broken places.I often think motherhood would be easy if my boys behaved better. Or maybe if I read one more parenting book. Or if I finally caught the magical contentment unicorn just beyond my grasp.Of course, none of those options really pan out (especially the unicorn). It’s my own junk. Every day the yuck in my ...…
 
Being a mom reveals your most broken places.I often think motherhood would be easy if my boys behaved better. Or maybe if I read one more parenting book. Or if I finally caught the magical contentment unicorn just beyond my grasp.Of course, none of those options really pan out (especially the unicorn). It’s my own junk. Every day the yuck in my ...…
 
Today we're having a Boy Mom Book Launch party on the podcast. The Swanson boys (ages 9 up to 20) are hosting the podcast, and asking ME questions! We are all in the mood to celebrate the release of Boy Mom, and I think you'll enjoy the boys' interesting, fun, and silly questions. We are also offering a Boy Mom Book giveaway! Be sure to follow ...…
 
Ever want to hear from the woman behind literal rock star kids?In this episode, Helen Smallbone, mother of 7 grown children including Christian music stars Joel and Luke Smallbone (For King and Country) and Rebecca St. James, shares stories of motherhood and practical advice she’s learned along the way. She and her husband moved their family fr ...…
 
Ever want to hear from the woman behind literal rock star kids?In this episode, Helen Smallbone, mother of 7 grown children including Christian music stars Joel and Luke Smallbone (For King and Country) and Rebecca St. James, shares stories of motherhood and practical advice she’s learned along the way. She and her husband moved their family fr ...…
 
I am so excited to share this conversation with Ruth Chou Simons, mother of 6 boys (!!), best-selling author, and incredibly gifted artist. Ruth and I chat about raising boys in a digital world...trying to keep the focus on principles, rather than hard, fast rules. This is not an easy topic, but Ruth's wisdom is deep, and she encourages us to f ...…
 
As a licensed marriage and family therapist and life coach, Kim Fredrickson counseled and taught others about self-compassion for years. When she received an unexpected terminal diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis, a rare side-effect of the treatment she had received for breast cancer, she wrote a book to leave for her children on giving that same ...…
 
As a licensed marriage and family therapist and life coach, Kim Fredrickson counseled and taught others about self-compassion for years. When she received an unexpected terminal diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis, a rare side-effect of the treatment she had received for breast cancer, she wrote a book to leave for her children on giving that same ...…
 
In today's episode, I am joined by Jeannie Cunnion: Mother of four sons, author, speaker, and a truly grace-filled friend. Jeannie and I have a great conversation about raising our sons with intentional influences. I am convinced that my two oldest sons are who they are today much because of the influences that have shaped them. We can do our b ...…
 
Oh friendship! A gift that can bring incredible joy and cause great pain. If female relationships weren't tricky enough, our wounded selves bump into each other causing even deeper hurts.But what are we to do? How do we heal, move forward and develop lasting friendships?Thankfully, my friend, Lisa-Jo Baker came on the show back in April of 2017 ...…
 
Oh friendship! A gift that can bring incredible joy and cause great pain. If female relationships weren't tricky enough, our wounded selves bump into each other causing even deeper hurts.But what are we to do? How do we heal, move forward and develop lasting friendships?Thankfully, my friend, Lisa-Jo Baker came on the show back in April of 2017 ...…
 
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