Family Brand: Take Back Your Family

Family Brand: Take Back Your Family

We at Family Brand want to raise a war cry to families everywhere. Now is the time to TAKE BACK YOUR FAMILY. Develop a family culture where relationships last, and each member of the family is seen and valued for who they are. It is absolutely possible to raise a family today without fear of the future. Define who you are as a family, and what you stand for. Stop looking at the future with fear and uncertainty and start looking forward with a possibility of more. More love. More joy. More connection. More resolve. The world needs strong families now more than ever. Let us show you how.

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January 20, 2022 30 min

Hey guys, Chris and Melissa here! Ever since we’ve started the Family Brand Podcast we have had hundreds of couples and families reach out to us about how they can upgrade their marriage. Just recently, we noticed that most of these relationships could fit into 1 of 3 categories that we had never really defined before. 

Then we realized we’ve been through the same thing with all of these phases in our journey!

Join us this week as ...

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Hey guys, Chris and Melissa here with another Family Brand podcast! Recently, we celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary so we took some time to reflect on what we have learned through all of our ups and downs together so far.

We posted on Instagram just a few of our thoughts on this topic and your feedback was incredible!  Our DMs and comments were blowing up with questions about marriage, family, and how we went from the brink of...

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Hey guys, Chris and Melissa here! Happy New Year and welcome to our first episode in 2022. In a previous episode, we talked about choosing a word that we, both personally and as a family, wanted to embody moving forward. Today, we’re going over the words we chose for 2022 and how we plan to step into the new year! 

Everyone in our family has a different process for choosing their word, it may come to us randomly, like when we’re re...

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Hey Guys! Chris and Melissa here with another Family Brand Podcast. This time of year is always an exciting time for us, not just because of the holidays and visiting family, but because we get to sit down as a family and really map out what our next year will be like. Now, you can do the same thing with your family, listen in as we talk about how you can make 2022 your best year yet!

For us, having the best year of our lives is no...

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Hey guys! Chris and Melissa here. This time last year we were just settling in with our big move to Hawaii, and now, we’re back on the mainland! It feels like things are constantly changing. Can you relate? For the Smith family, despite where we live, or what is happening in the world there’s one tradition that we’ll keep every year. If you have been a long time listener, we bet you can guess what it is!

That’s right, it’s time for...

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Hey Guys! Chris and Melissa here. It was this time last year that we had the idea of starting The Family Brand podcast. We had no idea what we were doing, but we took the leap, and now on our one-year anniversary of the show we take a moment to reflect on how much we’ve gained from taking that small step of faith. 

Recording the show has definitely been challenging at times, and though we usually are free spirits, buckling down and...

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December 9, 2021 28 min

Hey everyone! Chris and Melissa here with another Family Brand Podcast. By the time you are listening to this, chances are our family has officially moved from Hawaii back to the mainland. If we are being honest, it hasn’t been an easy decision to move home. All of us are going to miss the views, experiences, and adventures we have been able to have here. Not to mention, leaving the incredible community we’ve made here has been not...

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Hey Guys! Chris and Melissa here. With the holiday season in full swing, we thought it would be a great idea to let you know about an opportunity that you don’t want to miss. This time of year is famous for all sorts of traditions, from perfecting your pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving to snuggling up with the family and watching your favorite Christmas movie, we are surrounded by new and old traditions alike. Sometimes, we have a tradit...

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Hey Guys! Chris and Melissa here. Today we have an episode for the whole family, so before you hit play be sure to grab the kids!  As we head into the Holiday season we want to help you capitalize on the extra family time you may have during this time of year. Instead of burying your heads in a screen or zoning out in front of the TV all season, why not start a conversation that can help take back your family?

If you’ve listened to...

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Hey guys! Chris and Melissa here, as we approach living in Hawaii for nearly a year, it has been fun for us to explore and reminisce on all the things that living here has taught us! These lessons are something we hope to cherish and carry with us for the rest of our lives. 

Living the Aloha spirit is one of those lessons.

You may have heard the term before, it’s what people on the island call the “aloha state”. But it wasn’t until...

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All great change in America begins at the dinner table. - Ronald Reagan

Think of the best meal you’ve ever had…

Do you remember how it tasted? Maybe how it made you feel? Who you were with? That feeling of satisfaction not only from good food but from being surrounded by friends and family is hard to beat.

The good news is, gathering around the table doesn’t have to be reserved just for special occasions. In a world of disconnectio...

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Hey guys! Chris and Melissa here, we're bringing you a really big conversation today. One that is difficult for many families to navigate. According to research, one component that makes up a strong family is shared spirituality. But what happens when a family member steps away from your faith?

Research shows that last year, for the first time ever, Gallup reported America’s membership in houses of worship dropped to 47%. A sig...

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Hey guys! Chris and Melissa here, as the end of October draws near, we are getting close to a yearly family tradition of ours. It’s one that has taught our whole family about where we come from and now we get an opportunity to celebrate them every year! 

We were first introduced to this tradition by a good friend of ours back in Arizona, we were lucky enough to be invited and learn more about our friend’s histories as well as our o...

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Hey guys! Chris and Melissa here. Recently, we’ve been digging deeper about what we want our listeners to get out of the Family Brand Podcast and it’s come down to one thing that we think is crucial to living a full and happy life. If you guessed courage then you would be right! But what exactly is courage, and how does it serve the purpose in our life? We think Maya Angelou said it best.

"I am convinced that courage is the mos...

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Hey guys! Chris and Melissa here, one of our family values is “Smiths are adventurous” and it’s something that even our youngest has taken to heart. But it begs the question, what can we as parents do to foster that curiosity to explore the world?

In today’s episode, we talk with some amazing entrepreneurs and parents, Joey and Berit Coleman. We were so excited to talk with them because they have some great insight into how you can...

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Hey guys! Chris and Melissa here, As we approach our year mark of moving from Arizona to Hawaii, we’ve been thinking about the ways that we have grown and changed over the course of the last 12 months. If you pay attention, where you live can teach you a lot of lessons, and our experience has been no different. 

Listen in as we share the unexpected lesson of finding fulfillment with fewer things. While materialism is a big issue, w...

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Hey guys! Chris and Melissa here, since moving to Hawaii we have had the chance to meet so many amazing people and hear their incredible stories. One couple in particular, who live right down the street from us, Chris and Taylor Pierce, have a story that has been particularly impactful. They have experienced a tremendous amount of loss and grief throughout their marriage. Frankly, a lot more grief than anyone should have to go thro...

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Hey guys! Chris here, as parents it’s one of our jobs to make sure our kids grow up healthy and happy. Of course, this is easier said than done. We all have either experienced or known families who have suffered from recurring ear infections, eczema, and all sorts of other ailments that just won’t seem to go away. If you’ve ever thought “there has to be another way” then this episode is for you!

Today we talk with Dr. Sheila Kilban...

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Hey guys, Chris and Melissa here! It’s no secret that our family takes a lot trips, we’re always kayaking or hiking or experiencing something new. We weren’t always like this, but there was a moment where we realized that we wanted to intentionally go after new experiences to raise kids who are curious, strong, and ready for the world. 

In today’s episode we talk about our decision to start creating more experiences in life instead...

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Hey guys! Chris and Melissa here, with kids, comes sacrifice. But is it possible for two busy parents to pursue their dreams while also raising a family? 

Today we cover something that Chris and I have been wanting to talk about for a while, but we never felt fully prepared. We wanted to wait until we really had it figured out and now that we’ve spent about 15+ years navigating this journey we can safely say, that it’s always b...

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