#85: Fighting For (Instead of Against) the Hearts of Our Kids with Christy Baca

Meet Christy:

Christy is a mom I met several years ago.  Since then she has continued to be a source of encouragement and wisdom to me.  She has two older daughters and I love asking her questions about what I need to expect here in the next couple years.  You're really going to be encouraged to keep a realistic perspective on the shenanigans your kids are up to.  I know I was!

What we chat about:

  • Being aware of behind the scenes grooming through social media
  • The importance of tightening your "share circle" and make sure they are godly women.
  • The three types of friends a mom needs
  • Creative ways to get kids off their screens
  • How to make your kids want to bring their friends home

Links mentioned: 

Saying Yes! to Saying No: A Parent's Guide to Value-based Abstinence

Uninvited by Lisa TerKeurst

Joni Eareckson Tada interview from church

Where to find Christy: 

blog // facebook // twitter 

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#84: The Polygamist's Daughter with Anna LeBaron

Meet Anna:

Anna is a mom of five who also happens to have a story of escape from a violent, polygamist cult. She endured horrific abuses for years.  While her experiences are not typical, her journey will help you realize that no matter what you’ve faced, you can live a life of wholeness.

What we chat about:

  • The very real fear of messing your kids up when you didn't have a typical childhood yourself
  • Fighting for health for the good of your children
  • Grace for yourself and your limitations in your mothering
  • When she realized life could be dirty and that's ok.

Links mentioned:

The Polygamist's Daughter

Present over Perfect

White Converse

Where to find Anna:

blog // facebook // instagram // twitter 

Episode Sponsor: Sheep Farm Felt 

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Share the Struggle!

Find me on Instagram or Facebook because I want to hear YOUR thoughts on this episode!  If you've been encouraged by the show, please share it with another mom.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together!

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#83: How to be a Strong, Brave Woman within a Biblical Marriage with Jen Weaver

Meet Jen:

Jen is a wife, mom, author and conference hostess.  She consistently finds herself up before the sun to write out words of hope to encourage women how strong and capable they are even when they feel just the opposite.  She just created a new resource and I couldn't wait to share it with you!

What we chat about:

  • teaching your kids to make their own fun
  • how to keep your identity within marriage
  • how to get past "if only my husband would..."
  • navigating a relational winter

Links mentioned:

A Wife's Secret to Happiness

Harney and Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea

Where to find Jen:

blog // instagram // facebook // twitter

Episode sponsor: World Vision Global 6k for Water

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On Saturday, May 6, 2017, thousands of people will join the world’s largest 6k walk for clean water and walk or run for an extraordinary cause – bringing clean water to children and their families. To find out more go to www.worldvision6k.org. The first 100 people to use coupon code MOM receive a discount on race registration! 

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#82: Saying 'Yes' to Scary Things with Melinda Simmons

Meet Melinda:

Melinda is a wife, mom to three and a worship leader.  She enjoys using humor and the gracious love of God to navigate her crazy, beautiful life.  She's learning how to step into scary things she'd rather not do.  Like this interview.  She didn't want to do this interview. 

What we chat about:

  • trusting God is at work in you even you're questioning yourself
  • breath prayers
  • how she's learning to fight her tendency to run when she's scared 

Links mentioned:

After All These Years by Brian and Jenn Johnson

The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp

Tessemae's Dressing

Where to find Melinda:

Instagram

Episode sponsor: World Vision Global 6k for Water

worldvision6k.org

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, thousands of people will join the world’s largest 6k walk for clean water and walk or run for an extraordinary cause – bringing clean water to children and their families. To find out more go to www.worldvision6k.org. The first 100 people to use coupon code MOM receive a discount on race registration! 

Support the show:

Shop

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Share the Struggle!

Find me on Instagram or Facebook because I want to hear YOUR thoughts on this episode!  If you've been encouraged by the show, please share it with another mom.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together!

***Some links above take you to Amazon.  When you click through, anything you purchase there will help offset the costs associated with producing the show. It doesn't cost you any extra, and it helps me out.  Everybody wins! Thank you for your support!***