Mon, 25 August 2014
And we’re at it again. This episode, however, is directed towards older kids and date nights. . .still family movies but for the older members of your family.
Because we talk about 5 different movies, this is a longer episode. We considered chopping it up into 5 episodes or two parts. But decided y’all are adults and can decide when to start & stop based on your multi-tasking/podcast listening habits.
(**speaking of being adults. . . please note this may be an episode you choose to listen to with earbuds in, so little ones don’t hear about things which are inappropriate for their innocent spirits)
These are the movies we chat about:
(PG with Angelina Jolie & Elle Fanning)
(PG with Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson)
(PG-13 with Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper)
(R with Adam Levine, Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo)
(PG-13 with Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep)
Does your family follow the movie rating guides? How do you decide if a child is old enough to see a movie?
Mon, 11 August 2014
This week’s podcast is “Part Two” of the interview with my in-real-life friend, Kris Habashy. (Apparently, we like to talk. And talk. And talk.)
Although we cover a lot of topics today, I think they all boil down to one–a mom’s relationship with her kids. Having watched Kris with her own kiddos, I greatly value her thoughts and opinions.
(You can listen to “Part One” of our chat, here).
What we talked about:
What areas do you struggle in your relationship with your child(ren)? How do you get re-connected or stay connected?
Mon, 4 August 2014
We just kept running into each other everywhere. . .the zoo, the arboretum, Michaels, the grocery store. Finally we decided God wanted us to be friends and we set up our first playdate at the park. That was 6 years ago.
Since we continue to be admittedly bad at the “planned meetings”, we are thankful for the times our paths cross around town and at church.
I’ve written before about Kris Habashy, labeling her my “bump into grace” friend.
She not only brings grace into my life, she shares Truth. She is not afraid to ask me the hard questions and offer me wisdom in the midst of this mothering journey.
Today I get to share Kris with y’all. In fact we chatted so long (typical) I’m going to split our conversation into two separate podcasts.
This episode we focused on: the struggle of allowing our children’s behavior to define our value; the “hard” nature of motherhood; the benefit of making sure everyone’s needs are met; and the steps to training manners.
To me the summary of all those topics is . . .obedience, training, serving are all hard, but once we expect them to be and push through the challenges, we experience the good–the blessings that come with perseverance.
More specifically we chatted about:
“Really big consequences to small things go a long way.”
Did you expect motherhood to be hard? What has been the hardest part for you?