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#101: Beauty from Pain with Stacey Thacker

Stacey is a wife and girl mom who began blogging after choosing to be open-handed with her story - one that includes a child with a chronic illness and a husband who is still recovering from a life-threatening cardiac event. Self-described as "a believer and writer who loves God’s Word and connecting with women," Stacey has written several books and hundreds of blog posts to encourage other weary moms with the message that God never wastes our pain; He is always working for our good. 

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Problem Solved: Back to School

Rebecca has broken up with her grocery delivery company and gives us the dirt on that situation. I reveal that I am working with a detective to uncover the criminal child who draw a Harry Potter lighting scar on my new kitchen eating area.  I also reported my favorite crayon color.  I know.  Exciting.

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#100: The People In My Neighborhood

About 5 years ago I moved into my neighborhood.  We liked that the house was near family and that it had a courtyard.  What we did NOT know was that I was about to meet some of my closest friends- my new neighbors! Throughout the years we have had countless events ranging from very meaningful to remarkably silly.  we have laughed, cried and everything in between. 

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#99: Fired Up About 40 with Leslie Barry

Leslie Barry is my friend in real life.  She is high-energy, and very passionate about people.  She is also refreshingly authentic and has such a tender heart.  I appreciate how she doesn't take herself too seriously.  It's so good for me to be around that kind of person! I have learned a lot from her example and I wanted you to hear from her as well! 

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#98: Mending Your Family Tree with Elizabeth Oates

Elizabeth considers herself "a poster child for children from divorced families." Experiencing divorce at three different ages and stages while growing up, she regularly witnessed marital strife that came from addiction, abuse, abandonment, and general dysfunction. Now a mother of five, Elizabeth has made it her life mission to mend the broken branches of her own family tree through God's redemption, while equipping and encouraging other mothers in the areas of marriage, foster care, and faith.

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#97: Bereaved Motherhood with Amy Balentine

The biggest fear for any parent is the death of a child. Tragically, Amy has experienced this twice, first with her son Simon in May of 2014, then again in November 2014 with her son Thomas. Now, Amy is using her experience to help other moms who are struggling with the loss of their babies during pregnancy or infancy through the You Made Me Mom support group. 

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Problem Solved: Summer

We are so glad you're tuning into this episode.  These will be moments well-spent as we cover armadillo safety, how Rebecca thinks she's scored more points with God than I have, and how woefully behind I am when it comes to pop-culture and social media.  We also delve into some ways to survive summer with your kids, the top 10 summer vacation destinations in the world and random other summer facts that you need to know to be a contributing member of society.

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#96: Crafting a Calling with Mandy Osborne

Mandy never saw herself as a designer, but when a homemade t-shirt started getting attention from friends, it became clear that God had other plans for her. She now operates Milk and Honey Tees, a home-based business that creates stylish, comfortable tees with meaningful messages.

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#95: Support for Suicide Survivors with Brandy Lidbeck

Brandy is a girl who experienced the unthinkable as a 10 year old.  She has labored on behalf of the loved ones of the roughly 117 people who die by suicide each day in the United States.  She wrote the resource she wished she had when her mom died.  Her story is hard but God has proven himself to be a Healer in the midst of so many broken hearts.  

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#94: Knights in Training with Heather Haupt

Heather's goal is to equip parents in the pursuit of intentional parenting.  She knows learning is really fun and wants others to get that too!  Her wants to raise world changers who passionately love God, love others, and delight in the adventure of learning.  She recently created a resource you'll love for your boys on the topic of chivalry!

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#93: Hospitality Made Ridiculously Simple with Kristin Schell

This girl is just so much fun! She led out and started something years ago the rest of us (and the rest of her neighborhood) "meant" to do and just never found the time for.  Well, once Kristin prioritized hospitality and getting to know her neighbors, lives started being impacted in a big way.  You're going to learn so many practical hospitality tips that prove, once again, that having people over doesn't have to freak you out.  Friendly warning: you're probably going to want a picnic table at the end of this episode.

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#92: Sibling Conflict: From Bickering to Bonding with Jim and Lynne Jackson

Jim and Lynne are hands down my favorite parenting resources.  They offer tried and true tips that are also logical and hope-filled.  I just love hearing their perspective and the research-based care they apply to all our parenting puzzlers.  You all absolutely raved about Jim and Lynne the first time they were on the show and you are going to love them this time as well!!

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