Practical Family Podcast

Practical Family Podcast

The Practical Family Podcast focuses on the elements that mothers need to discover their gifts and embrace grace. We offer practical tips for living a simple and clutter-free life, and to strengthen moms for real life struggles based on a Christian worldview.

Episodes

July 29, 2021 31 min

Jonathan McKee gives parents practical tools on how to approach technology with wisdom and grace instead of constant correction.

Resources Mentioned in this Episode

Parenting Generation Screen: Guiding Your Kids to be Wise in a Digital World 

Teens Guide to Social Media 

Guy’s Guide to God, Girls, and the Phone in their Pocket 

 

BIO

Jonathan McKee is the author of more than twenty-five books, including Teen’s Guide to Face-to-Face...

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What the link between family schedules and life expectancy tells us about teaching kids to be resilient adults.

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Dr. Rhonda Spencer-Hwang is an epidemiologist and associate professor in the School of Public Health at Loma Linda University. Through her groundbreaking research, she has developed a program to help prepare families for whatever life throws their way—increasing resiliency, happiness, and likelihood of positive perfor...

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Do you have what it takes to be a homeschool mom? Yes! We’re busting the myth that you have to do it all to be effective.

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Katie M. Reid has been married to Adam for almost eighteen years, and is the mother of five loud children (ages threww to fifteen). Besides Jesus and her family, cut-to-the-chase conversations and musicals are a few of her favorite things. Katie encourages others to exchange try-hard striving for hope-fill...

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July 5, 2021 39 min

How knowing your “why” is fuel for homeschooling and how to encourage characteristics of the heart that you can’t measure with a grade.

 

BIO

Wife of a hospital physician and mama of four boys, Monica Swanson lives on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Oahu. They grow tropical fruits on their land that overlooks the “7 Mile Miracle” spot of some of the best surfing beaches in the world. She homeschools all of the boys, and j...

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Today’s culture is defined by amorality, dishonesty, and discontentment. As a Christian parent, you want your children to reject these norms in favor of values like integrity, wisdom, and forgiveness. But how can you train them to do this when you’re still falling short yourself?

Author, speaker, and Moms in Prayer podcast host Lee Nienhuis offers guidance to every parent seeking to raise Jesus-following kids.

 

BIO

Lee is a farmer...

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Sandrine Nyembo Tucker shares her incredible testimony about fleeing her home country torn by civil war, and her journey of faith in overcoming shame and rejection.

 

BIO

Sandrine Nyembo Tucker, Christian speaker and homeschool mama to six children. She and her husband and family live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she shares her family journey on Facebook and Instagram, offering hope to women everywhere who want to flourish in th...

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When we recognize the root of our feelings, family life can be more manageable for everyone involved. Help your kids deal with their big feelings and set yourself free from extra guilt and shame.

 

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Michelle Nietert MA, LPC–S is an author and speaker and Clinical Director of Community Counseling Associates in Dallas, TX. She's a former educator and school counselor with over 20 years of experience in private practice treatin...

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Homeschool mama of 20 years and counting, Susan Seay brings practical wisdom to moms in the thick of home education and home management. She is a mentor, life coach, and international author and speaker. 

QUOTES

“As a family, we work together. We mess it up, we fix it together.”

“Stop taking everything on as a badge or an expression of your worth as a mom.”

“A bad moment does not make you a bad mom.”

 

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Making your home easier to manage so you can be free to enjoy your life! Join me and Trisha Childers, our home care expert at Practical Family.

Mama, you are not the only person to contribute to the effort of keeping your home in order. Learn how to Drip Delegate by beginning with the end in mind. Be mindful of expectations and what your kids “should” be able to do. Train kids how the real world works… including the part money and ...

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Raising young men in today’s world can be tough, but not impossible. Monica Swanson encourages moms to study their sons to form real relationships and lasting character.

 

Resources Mentioned in this Episode

MonicaSwanson.com

Boy Mom: What Your Son Needs Most from You

Character Training Course

Covenant Eyes (affiliate link)

God’s Design for Sex - Family Life

Good Pictures Bad Pictures

Good Pictures Bad Pictures, Jr. edition

The Tal...

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Veteran homeschool mother September McCarthy give her best advice about homeschooling with purpose and why motherhood matters so much in these early years.

 

September McCarthy is a wife and Mother of 10 children, and 8 grandchildren. Cohost of the Mom2Mom podcast, founder and host of the Moms Conference and the non-profit Raising Generations Today. She is the author of Why Motherhood Matters: An Invitation to Purposeful Parenting.

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Jenn and Jordan reflect on the journey to 100 episodes and being brave enough to step into new seasons.

Resources Mentioned in this Episode

Arlene Pellicane Episodes
Episode 010 | Keep Calm While Staying Connected
Episode 037 | Raising Strong Parents in a Child Centered Culture

Jenn’s first Facebook Live video

Practical Family Facebook Group


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Education does not lie in a college degree, but our willingness to be lifelong learners. Here’s what you need to take the next step in wisdom.

Resources Mentioned in this Episode

All the Things Vodcast with Tiffany Jo Baker - Episode 8

All the Things Vodcast with Tiffany Jo Baker - Episode 9

Most Likely to Succeed (documentary)

Homeschool Made Simple - Membership

Detoured by Jen Babakhan

The Emotionally Healthy Woman

Practical Fami...

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Understand the brain of an ADHD child, and how the family can work together to support their heart, mind, and spirit.

Connect with Dr. Sharon Saline

Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram

Resources Mentioned in this Episode

DrSaline.com

What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew 

Dr. Saline’s card game - ADHD Solution Deck

CHADD.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association

ADDitude Magazine 

Understood

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Why do other moms seem to have it all together while you’re still struggling to hold on? Take simple steps to overcome envy and celebrate others as you grow. 

Resources Mentioned in this Episode

Caught in Comparison episode

Mel Robbins

Seeing Green: Don’t Let Envy Color Your Joy 

How Not to Envy Your Neighbor’s Competence, by Tilly Dillehay 

Luke Chapter 15: 25-32 


Practical Family Resource Group 

Coaching with Jenn Bryant 

 

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We continue the conversation about race and how to move forward in our communities to educate ourselves and be open to change.

Connect with Lucreita

Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

Resources Mentioned in this Episode

What Lies Between Us (study guide) 

Romans 12:2 

Race: The Power of an Illusion 

Who Switched Off My Brain? By Dr. Caroline Leaf

First Name Basis Podcast with Jasmine Bradshaw

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Race education begins in the home. Lucretia Berry and I discuss first steps parents can take to have these important conversations with our kids.

Connect with Lucreita

Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

Resources Mentioned in this Episode

What Lies Between Us (study guide) 

Grit n Grace Podcast Episode 113

Grit n Grace Podcast Episode 114

School Integration - see the movie Ruby Bridges

Jim Crow Era

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Who...

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When friendships don’t go as planned, we can fall back on the truth that keeps us trusting the next opportunity.

Connect with Mary

Twitter | Facebook

Resources Mentioned in this Episode

Website 

Seven Deadly Friendships - Mary DeMuth

Practical Family Resource Group

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Replace frustration with joy by giving yourself and your children permission to be the strong person God made them to be.

Connect with the Millers

Facebook | Instagram

Resources Mentioned in this Episode

Millers Website

Incredible Kids: Free Assessment

Play to Their Strengths book

StrengthsFinders

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