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Two moms. Eight Kids each. Finding Joy in the Chaos. Join Audrey and Bonnie as they share real parenting tips for real people through humor, advice and compassion. Whether it's tackling how to teach kids to work or discussing where to turn when you're all out of patience, these two experienced moms are here to offer authentic tips for raising children joyfully. Because motherhood doesn't come with a manual!

Two moms. Eight Kids each. Finding Joy in the Chaos. Join Audrey and Bonnie as they share real parenting tips for real people through humor, advice and compassion. Whether it's tackling how to teach kids to work or discussing where to turn when you're all out of patience, these two experienced moms are here to offer authentic tips for raising children joyfully. Because motherhood doesn't come with a manual!
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Two moms. Eight Kids each. Finding Joy in the Chaos. Join Audrey and Bonnie as they share real parenting tips for real people through humor, advice and compassion. Whether it's tackling how to teach kids to work or discussing where to turn when you're all out of patience, these two experienced moms are here to offer authentic tips for raising children joyfully. Because motherhood doesn't come with a manual!

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Episodes

#19 Talking to kids about sex: The good, the bad, and the awkward!

5/20/2019
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Today Bonnie and Audrey tackle the topic of sex education. Talking to kids about sex is an important parenting task. We cover this in 4 parts; 1- Why to have the talk, 2- What age to give them which information, 3- How to cover the specifics and 4- How this relates to them and puberty. Explaining about "the birds and the bees" is not a comfortable conversation sometimes, but a very important one to discuss. We give you tips for healthy conversations about sex with your kids. Bonnie...

Duration:00:37:16

#18 Kids and Tantrums: Preventing tantrums and dealing with tantrums in progress

5/13/2019
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Temper tantrums. What a fun topic! In this episode Bonnie & Audrey share their tips and tactics for dealing with tantrums in kids. We're not psychological experts, just 2 moms who have dealt with a lot of tantrums! Audrey recommends: Baby Sign Language Made Easy How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk Dog Whisperer with Cesar Milan Season 5 Bonnie recommends: Real Love in Parenting Parenting with Love and Logic Better than Happy podcast

Duration:00:41:51

#17 Mother's Day with Pulling Curls, Friday We're in Love and Delia Creates

5/6/2019
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Happy Mother's Day! We have a special gift for you this week. In this episode, Bonnie and Audrey interview 3 supermoms, asking them questions, and then letting them turn the tables and ask a question themselves! Find Hilary at Pulling Curls Hilary's book Family Routines Find Camille at Friday We're In Love Camille's top Date Night ideas Find Delia at Delia Creates Follow Delia on Instagram for kids food allergy information

Duration:00:43:23

#16 How to Find Time for Your Passions

4/30/2019
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Ever feel like motherhood defines your life? Reclaim part of your identity by working on a business or a passion project! Don't feel like you have the time? We're here to help! We're sharing our tried and true tips for MAKING time for what you care about, regardless of if you have 1 child to care for or 13. We discuss how to change your outlook on time management, how to find techniques and routines to be more productive, create space to do what you love and give yourself permission to do...

Duration:00:35:21

#15 Kids and Cell Phones

4/23/2019
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Navigating the digital information age as a parent is tricky stuff! Today we're talking about cell phones and other devices in regards to our kids; specifically how to decide if they're ready, what to watch out for and how to help kids who may already be addicted to screens. Bonnie's blog post regarding protecting kids from pornography K9 Web Protection Research articles we reference in this...

Duration:00:49:46

#14 Special Q&A Episode

4/15/2019
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Bonnie and Audrey take some time to answer many of the questions they frequently get asked about raising large families. Enjoy this special questions and answer episode, content created just for you! Audrey recommends: Dumbing us Down by John Taylor Gatto

Duration:00:51:46

#13 Picky Eaters

4/9/2019
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You're in luck! Today the Outnumbered Moms, Bonnie & Audrey, share their best tips for dealing with picky eaters. From getting kids involved with food choices to helping them work through those times when the plate is in front of them and they just.won't.eat. you'll learn lots of tips and strategies for helping kids overcome those picky eating habits. Show notes: Audrey recommends: The Seven Silly Eaters book Eat Your Way Around the World book Animal Parade vitamins Spirutein milkshake...

Duration:00:38:54

#12 Intentional Parenting

4/2/2019
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Parenting is difficult enough but it's extra hard when people question your decisions! Today's episode talks about how to confront those decisions with confidence and courage, even when we're getting backlash, and be the best parents we can for our unique children. Below are links to some of Bonnie and Audrey's favorite resources for researching some of these difficult decisions: Audrey's Recommendations: Superimmunity for Kids Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth A Midwife’s Story The Essential...

Duration:00:32:53

#11 Kids and Laundry

3/26/2019
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In this episode, Audrey & Bonnie share all their best tips to help with the laundry! From pre-laundry decisions to getting the kids involved, by the time you're finished with this episode, you'll be motivated to attack that laundry pile again! Show notes: Calvin & Hobbes on laundry Bonnie recommends: Oxyclean Costco brand laundry soap Audrey recommends: All Free & Clear laundry soap Grandma's Secret Stain Remover Affresh washing machine cleaner

Duration:00:39:31

#10 Guest Kimberly Coffin: Work-Life Balance & Confronting PPD

3/19/2019
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Today's episode is our very first guest interview! We are thrilled to introduce you to Kimberly Coffin, the amazingly talented blogger and YouTuber behind Sweet Red Poppy. Kim reveals how she manages to run a successful blog, including creating gorgeous crafting videos, with 3 small children at home and a traveling husband. We also talk about her heartbreaking struggle with prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety. Be prepared for a good laugh AND cry as Kim opens up about her...

Duration:00:41:35

#9 Mom Guilt

3/12/2019
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Are you one of the millions of moms who experiences Mom Guilt? If so, Bonnie and Audrey have packed this episode full of advice, tips, reassurances, and how to combat those internal and external voices that cause Mom Guilt. Bonnie recommends: Girl Wash Your Face, Confronting the Myth of Self Esteem Audrey recommends: Yoga with Adriene, Yoga for Self Doubt, Yoga for Insecurity, Yoga for Mood Swings, Head and Heart Reset, Let it Go Yoga Flow, Yoga for Depression, Yoga for Loneliness

Duration:00:31:24

#8 Kids and Sleep

3/5/2019
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Is there anything all moms need more than a good night's sleep? Bonnie and Audrey tackle the frustrating (and often polarizing) subject of how, where and when to get your kids to sleep! We're sharing what the experts say about how much sleep each kid needs, as well as sleeping arrangements, tools for dealing with kids who need less sleep and more.Join us in helping more moms get the rest they desperately need! Show notes: Amount of sleep needed for infantsAmount of sleep needed for kids...

Duration:00:42:38

#7 Pregnancy Part 2

2/26/2019
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We're back for part 2 of our pregnancy series! In this episode Bonnie and Audrey are talking about the 3rd trimester, preparing for birth and how to survive the postpartum days and weeks ahead. We'll talk about the good, the bad and the ugly, including Bonnie's hilarious post-partum story about bodily fluids. Audrey's Maternity Sewing Guest episode (discussing prenatal anxiety) Audrey's newborn capsule wardrobe Bonnie's Book Recommendation: Gift of Giving Life Audrey's Book Recommendation:...

Duration:00:41:27

#6 Pregnancy Part 1

2/19/2019
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The Outnumbered moms, Bonnie and Audrey have so much to say about pregnancy that this is part 1 of 2 episodes on the topic! In part 1 we cover pre-pregnancy days, and the first trimester and second trimester. You can be sure that with all the kids we have, we know quite a few things to help you get through these pregnancy days. From nausea to miscarriage, anxiety to cravings, exhaustion to weird things people say, we laugh our way through these topics in depth! Show notes: Audrey's...

Duration:00:37:14

#5 Kids and a New Sibling

2/12/2019
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New baby on the way? In this episode we discuss so many ways to get your other child or children ready for the new baby. We cover preparing the former baby for the new baby, preparing older children for the new baby, preparing kids for when you are away giving birth, and preparing kids to attend a birth. This is a topic we're excited to share our knowledge and tips with you! Show notes: Audrey recommends the Welcome with Love book Audrey recommends the Birth Into Being waterbirth video and...

Duration:00:33:37

#4 Your Own Brand of Motherhood

2/5/2019
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Today's episode is just the encouragement you need to let go of mom guilt, others' expectations of you and all your preconceived notions of what motherhood should look like. Join us as we explore the idea that both our strengths and our weaknesses are what make up the perfect mother for each of our kids. We're learning to embrace both the bad and the good in this mothering journey and accept ourselves along the way! Audrey's Instagram Recommendation: @Sarahtyau Bonnie's Instagram...

Duration:00:29:08

#3 When You Wanna Quit

1/29/2019
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It may sound drastic, but have you ever wanted to quit being a mom and never look back? We have. It's not a fun or popular thing to admit but we want to make sure that any other moms out there who are struggling know they're not alone! Motherhood is a grueling, intense job and sometimes we just need a break. We'll share 5 tried and true tips for renewing yourself when motherhood has you up against the ropes. Audrey's recommendation: The Live Free Creative Podcast Bonnie's recommendation:...

Duration:00:36:47

#2 Kids and Chores

1/29/2019
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Chores!!! Does any kid (or mom!) enjoy them? In this episode, we discuss 3 reasons WHY it's beneficial for kids to do chores. We also have helpful suggestions for age appropriate chores and a printable for you. Last of all we answer that burning question: money for chores or not? Show notes: Bonnie's DIY chore chart video. FREE age appropriate chores printable Outnumbered recommendations: Method All Purpose Surface Cleaner and Method All Purpose Lavendar Cleaner and Method Bathroom Cleaner

Duration:00:35:00

#1 Introduction

1/21/2019
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Welcome to Outnumbered! We're so glad you're here.We're your hosts, Bonnie and Audrey and we're EACH moms to 8 children, and both expecting our 9th! We run crazy, insane households but we really enjoy our callings as mothers and can't wait to help you better enjoy yours. With a combined total of 33 years of mothering experience, we're acutely aware of just how hard this job is, but also how equally valuable it is. In other words, we're here to help you find the joy in the chaos of motherhood.

Duration:00:26:41