Practically Speaking Mom: Intentional Mom, Strong Family

Practically Speaking Mom: Intentional Mom, Strong Family

Do you long to be a more intentional mom but you feel overwhelmed or weary or just don't have a clear path to the next step toward a successful family life? The Practically Speaking MOM, Val Harrison, is here to bring some order to the chaos and some focus to the confusion. You don’t have to be the perfect mom to have a strong family, you need a plan! Join author, speaker, mother of seven, and grandma of two, as she shares wisdom and encouragement about the six areas of an intentional mom's life. You'll learn from her years of experience, successes, mistakes and redemption. Val and her husband Rich, married 28 years, have three married children, two more in college, and two in her homeschool. This podcast covers all stages of parenting, from babies to toddlers to teens and beyond. Val wants to encourage you to not become weary in your work as an intentional mom, "Even with all its unique personalities, imperfections and scars; your family is God's masterpiece. Your efforts matter in this worthy journey of motherhood." Galations 6:9 says, "Do not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time you'll reap a harvest if you do not give up." Let's walk this marathon journey of motherhood TOGETHER, right here, every Monday on the Practically Speaking MOM podcast, the place for an intentional mom to build a strong family.

Episodes

February 6, 2023 26 min

She's BAACCKK!!  That's right, Val is back from her break, filled with inspiration and hope for all of you intentional moms building strong families. On this debut episode to Season FOUR of the Practically Speaking MOM Podcast, Emma and Rich join Val who introduces five new themes for this year:

*Habits to Thrive

*Operation Wholeness

*Confident Kids and Confident Teens

*Rip Off the Blindfold 

*Dear Younger Me

While these five new...

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The Practically Speaking MOM Podcast recently entered its fourth year and finished up our third season of the podcast!  
Have you ever stood in a pool with your young child on the side of the pool in their water wings, held out your arms and said, "Come on.  You can do it.  Jump in!  I won't let you go under."   It is scary for a child to LEAP to a new level of ability, even though we parents know they are ready for the ...

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The "Dominant Director" child you are raising is going to be a leader.  They were born to lead. The question is, what kind of leader are they going to be?  Will they lead by power and control, intimidation and trampling others?  Or will they learn how to be humble and how to treat all people with dignity? Will they learn to value all the other personalities around them?

You will learn critical relationship, dynamics, and com...

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What would we do without our Careful Calculator family members?!  We need them!!  They are often misunderstood, however.  You will learn critical relationship, dynamics, and communication strategies for BLENDING BETTER and BRIGHTER as a cohesive family, even if you are each very different from one another.
We're in a four-week series about family dynamics and personality differences called, "Here We Go through Uniquely Unit...

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We're in a four-week series about family dynamics and personality differences called, "Here We Go through Uniquely United 2.0."  It's an eye-opening opportunity to learn how to improve family relationships by discovering the differences between you in how you think. This week we learn about the Sensitive Server. We're examining FOUR COMBINATIONS of personality traits, one combination each of the four weeks.  As ...

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Today we begin a four-week sub-series called "Here We Go through Uniquely United 2.0."  We'll examine FOUR COMBINATIONS of personality traits, one combination each of the four weeks.  As we take this tour through each of the four combinations we'll look at the following characteristics in each of the four combinations:
For Each Type: ✅What they FEAR ✅How to MOTIVATE them ✅What brings them JOY ✅How they view RULES ✅Wh...

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Do you have some family members who just want to have fun and other family members that are militant about tasks?  How do we help these two very different people blend and mesh and shine TOGETHER in the family unit? Episode 164 of the Practically Speaking MOM Podcast is here to help!

Rich joins Val for "People-Focused vs Task-Focused Family Members" in the Uniquely United Series, equipping parents to identify different chara...

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CHALLENGES in a family unit are actually OPPORTUNITIES in a family unit, opportunities for self-evaluation, opportunities for identifying ways that we need to grow, opportunities for getting a gameplan for that growth. And family challenges are opportunities for family bonding.

Well, friends, let's take today in the next 30 min to learn how to better enjoy the gift of the family God has given you as we take a look at Slow-paced ...

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Today in episode 162 we lay the foundation for the Uniquely United series in the Practically Speaking MOM: Intentional Mom, Strong Family Podcast.

Note from Val Harrison, The Practically Speaking MOM, about episode 162.
If you have listened to this podcast for a while, you know that I pray about every topic and every episode and really seek to listen to God's leading of what we air and when we air it.  Well, God has given me some...

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It's important to equip our kids for life. One way we do that is by involving them in cooking. However, I was uncomfortable with my kids working with raw meat, so I needed a plan.  Years ago, I came up with this "Save Your Sanity: One Hour a Week Meal Prep Plan" so my kids could cook meals but not deal so much with meat.  This plan ended up saving me loads of time AND saved us lots of money also.  Let's jump in to o...

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Feeding a family of nine can be expensive.  I learned to SAVE MONEY ON GROCERIES and SAVE MONEY ON CLEANERS.  This podcast is bursting with mom hacks for meals, groceries, and cleaning.  HI, I'm Val Harrison, the Practically Speaking MOM.  I am passionate about helping intentional moms to build strong families.  A big key in having TIME and ENERGY to focus on what really matters with your family is to get some systems in place ...

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Would you love to see your middle school or teen girl become more fully-devoted to living a life of growth, courage, patience, purpose, resilience?  You're going to enjoy this fast-paced mother/daughter talk about being focused on GROWTH and LIVING a meaningful life rather than preoccupied with romance too young.  There is time for romance in life AFTER growth.  We want to help our kids to become confident, at peace, focused, a...

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Val and her third daughter, Abby, a college freshman, discuss Abby's 2nd favorite book for understanding our self-worth, guarding and guiding our heart, and focusing on becoming God's design for our life BEFORE getting into a romantic relationship.  This would be a great episode for your teen daughter to listen along with you.

Girl Defined: God's Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity, and Identity
Sex, Purity, and the Lon...

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We hit the pause button for a week... Letting Go of the Old to Begin the New, Hard is Good,  5 Dual Credit Tips, and a Note from the Heart.  Episode 157 of the Practically Speaking MOM Podcast is a little interruption in the plan.

Resources mentioned
The Homeschool Roadmap to College,  $5 EBook  Click Here
Homeschooling in Real Life, $5 EBook Click Here
Gaining Momentum: Preparing Your Student for a Career with or without College $13 B...

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You may hear the phrase, "Follow your heart" but I teach my kids to LEAD their hearts.   I want my kids to be confident in their intrinsic value. I want them to know how to get control of their thoughts and emotions.  I want them to identify their life principles. I want them to know their self-worth is not dependent on someone wanting to date them.
 Abby (my 6th child and  college freshman) and I, Val Harrison,  The Practic...

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The world is sending SO MANY messages to our hearts.  As adults, we know to filter those messages and to guard our minds, but kids have a harder time doing that.  In episode 155 of the Practically Speaking MOM Podcast, I am introducing a new series - a series in which we will look at many of the world's messages and identify how to talk with our children about them.  Episode 155 is about being an INTERPRETER of the world's ...

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❓Do you ever get tired of telling kids "no" they can't watch that movie or show or listen to that music or play that game? ❗Help is here!!! This week on the podcast, I share with you a plan  to reduce that stress, to help you say "no" less because your child has learned to discern and filter to protect their own heart and mind - the process of teaching them to be a gatekeeper to their heart. ❤It's a week abo...

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The Practically Speaking MOM Podcast is all about strengthening families and one important factor in a strong family is having a handle on internet usage in your home.  After all, our children's childhood should be made up of lots of LIVING LIFE to the fullest through experiences and adventures and developing hobbies and talents, and so much more!  We talk a lot on our podcast about taking control of the internet and Val though...

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Three of today's topics are #1 Taking the plunge to SIMPLIFY & Reduce #2 Great family vacation spots in the US, and #3 helping our kids grow in wisdom, which for many these days includes homeschooling.  Whether you homeschool or not, you will enjoy this lighthearted look at selling it all, traveling with your family, and living God's calling for your life.  

We are talking about all of this with Yvette Hampton, mom of tw...

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This week on the Practically Speaking MOM Podcast (for intentional moms to build strong families), I will give you a game plan for getting your kids off of screens and on to activities that help them GROW in the four main areas of life - physical, mental, social, and spiritual. It's a plan called GROWTIME before SCREENTIME which is perfect for SummerTime - when kids have lots of time on their hands but are lacking direction. I ...

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