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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.

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.

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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.

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English


Episodes

Helping Our Kids Get God's Vision for Their Future w/ Guest Host Lisa Nehring

1/17/2022
I don't want my vision for my family's future. My vision is skewed. My motives are often selfish and my imagination of what could be is often way too small. I want new vision, but I want it to be God's vision for our family. He is the divine Way-Maker. He's the great Vision-Caster, truly the Master Artist of our family, if we allow Him to be. I don't want to be heading toward my own goals and agenda. I don't want my vision to have come from me. I want to be heading towards GOD's vision for...

Duration:00:12:47

Give Your Kids the Gift of Goal-Setting with Guest Host Lisa Nehring, Ep 121

1/9/2022
"Our kids need to know that SUCCESS IS IN THE JOURNEY AS MUCH AS IN THE END ACHIEVEMENT. Falling down and getting back up are important milestones in the journey." Val Harrison, The Practically Speaking MOM Three Steps to Teaching Your Kids the Success Habit of Goal Setting and Goal-mapping Skills. 1. Pray over your goal-setting before, after, and during the process. We want God to be our partner in life. He knows us; He knows our circumstances; He knows our future. He knows all of those...

Duration:00:21:36

A Parent's Annual Inventory - the 5 R's that impact our character and our relationships - Ep 120

1/3/2022
"Hiding in the messy moments from our past are opportunities for new God moments with us and with our kids" - Val Harrison, The Practically Speaking MOM from episode 68 & 120 We are always working on the growth of our kids' hearts. This episode is for YOU, intentional mom, to work on your heart. It's a process to recalibrate, to refine your mom journey. Somewhere around eleven New Years’ ago, I began a personal mom tradition - taking some time alone to practice something I’ve come to call...

Duration:00:27:32

Middles & Teens, Overcoming Negative Self-Talk, Parenting a Gen Z Kid. Guest Host Katie Waalkes of Life in the Mundane, Episode 119.

12/27/2021
"What they're struggling with on the inside, these are the more critical things than the things that they're struggling with on the outside." What I've Observed in the middle years 1.They're figuring out social skills about themselves so be sure to be teaching them people skills. 2. There's a reason they're so absent-minded right now - have grace and try the two techniques mentioned. 3. They're turning more outward for their influences so pray for their influencers and build bridges with...

Duration:00:32:24

Christmas Devo to Moms by Guest Jan L. Burt - Episode 118

12/20/2021
Intentional Moms, I pray that you and your family are preparing your hearts for a blessed Christmas in your home. Today's episode is an inspirational devotional from guest host Jan Burt. She gives us encouragement that, because of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, we have reason to have hope and joy, even in the midst of the struggles we face in our world. Thank you, Jan, for pointing us again to the Savior this Christmas season! Jan L. Burt is an author, speaker, podcaster,...

Duration:00:15:29

Busy Mom, Let's Nourish Your Heart. With Guest Host, Jan L. Burt - Episode 117

12/13/2021
Mama, Are you depleted? You can't pour out of an empty pitcher. Intentional Moms take time to have your soul nourished so that you can truly nourish the souls of your children. Today we look at the different ways a busy mom can get quality time with God to nourish her heart so that it's filled up in order to be poured out for her children. The episode concludes with a look at four steps to being a Power House Parent. Click here to Read Val's BLOG POST that coincides with this...

Duration:00:27:09

When Your Child Questions Their Faith, Part 2, with Guest Host Nina Baldwin of Everyday Blessings. 116

12/6/2021
An honest story of brokenness, redemption, hope, and beautiful scars along with SPECIFIC ACTION STEPS for INTENTIONAL PARENTS - steps for the role you play in your child's sacred journey to make their faith their own...with Guest Host Nina Baldwin, EverydayBlessings.net, Everyday Blessings YouTube Channel, featuring Victoria Dahilig. What's so sacred about struggling? We don't realize it is sacred until later. And then, then we see that the time of struggling was just as sacred as the time...

Duration:00:42:12

When Your Child Questions Their Faith with Guest Host Nina Baldwin of "Everyday Blessings" 115

11/29/2021
Special Thanks to our guest host this week, Nina Baldwin of the YouTube Channel "Every Day Blessings" EverydayBlessings.net Everyday Blessings YouTube Channel Nina introduces you to a conversation between myself, Val Harrison The Practically Speaking MOM, and my oldest daughter, Victoria Dahilig, a youth director. "In all honesty I was tired of running from God. It’s hard work to run away from God because you’re running away from love and joy and hope. You don’t realize, until you’re away...

Duration:00:28:35

Guest Host Olivia Hayse Shares Her Favorite Episode, plus Tips for Mamas Making Money - Episode 113

11/21/2021
Strategies for being an intentional mom and a money making mom are packed into episode 113. Most families these days need mom to make some income also. Even most stay-at-home moms and homeschool moms I know are earning money on the side or more. This episode is about setting up strong home systems and work systems so that your FOCUS CAN BE ON YOUR FAMILY. Part of the episode is a conversation with one of my grown daughters, Becca, who is a work-from-home mom as well. Then I share a list of...

Duration:00:49:08

Dealing with MOM PRESSURE and a Big Announcement - Episode 112

11/15/2021
Not only are we talking about MOM PRESSURES on episode 112, we're also talking about the MOM PRESSURE that lead to my Big Announcement! And, no worries, it is a good announcement! We are going to cover Four Steps to Dealing with Mom Pressure. Step two includes bringing our concerns to God in prayer. One of the great things about God is that His solutions to our obstacles come at just the right time and He orchestrates much better solutions than we could contrive ourselves. So, jump on the...

Duration:00:24:30

Mom's Health Journey & Managing Multiples with Guest Becca Hammond, Ep. 111

11/8/2021
We mamas are on a constant quest for improving our health. We talk about that journey in the first half of today's podcast. In fact, the tips that guest Becca Hammond shares are the changes she made to help her third pregnancy to be MUCH healthier than her previous ones. She even says her delivery was a positive experience and she felt good, alert, and had energy. In episode 111, she shares three simple things that made a big difference for her. Then the second half of this episode, Becca...

Duration:00:30:14

Child's Hierarchy of Needs to God's Will for Their Unique Life: Equipping Them to SOAR series, ep. 110

11/1/2021
Everything you do as a parent is an investment in your child's future. Therefore, let's be sure that the effort we are making is effective for strengthening their life steps. In Episode 110 we are going to have a checklist for growth steps toward the ultimate goal of helping our kids to live fully in God's unique purpose for their lives. To do this, we look at Val's diagram of A Child's Hierarchy of Needs to God's Will for Their Lives, from her book When Littles are Loud: Maximizing the...

Duration:00:29:55

Obstacles are Opportunities: Preparing Our Kids to SOAR Series - Episode 109

10/25/2021
"COMFORT ZONES are pretty dull places to live..." This week is about helping our kids to STRETCH for growth, to SPREAD their wings in order to fly. It's one of those episodes you will want your kids to hear. "You become a leader by learning to serve others" "Don't compare yourself to others" "Everything you do speaks and you are constantly building your brand" are just some of the truths shared in this mother/daughter conversation. As parents, our tendency is to want to make life easy...

Duration:00:28:33

Life Skills w/ Excellence, a REALISTIC Perspective -Preparing Your Child to Soar series pt 2 - Episode 108

10/18/2021
This is the second episode in the new series "Preparing Your Child to Soar," where we're talking about how the best preparation is a holistic approach, based on Luke 2:52. In this episode I'm joined by our youngest son Andrew to discuss specific and practical techniques for thriving. Today we cover the following topics: Time management skills People skills Balancing Weaknesses & Strengths Stress Management How to Detox from Toxic (environment or people) Work Ethic What does...

Duration:00:24:56

Equipped to SOAR - Series Kick-off, Episode 107

10/10/2021
I want my children to be well-prepared for life – a holistic view of life – prepared emotionally and socially, prepared academically and with wisdom, prepared spiritually and with discernment for their life purposes, prepared physically with healthy habits. I want my kids to be prepared. Do you agree? That preparation doesn’t begin when they’re 16, it begins from a very early age. We’re going to talk about all of this in our new series Preparing My Child to SOAR beyond the nest. The...

Duration:00:27:52

A Little Bit of Hope and an Educational Vacation Idea w/ Rich & Val - Episode 106

10/4/2021
My husband Rich joins me in the studio this week to share about the BIG SURPRISE our children gave us! Next week, we begin the series "Equipped to SOAR" - what are the ingredients to effectively prepare your kids to soar beyond the nest? It begins NOW, right where your kids are TODAY. They aren't too young to begin preparing them to soar!

Duration:00:24:59

105. Helping My Child BUILD STRONG FRIENDSHIPS, "Be a Blessing" Series

9/27/2021
In this final episode in the series, "Teaching Our Kids to BE A BLESSING," we look at HOW to help our children ESTABLISH and MAINTAIN healthy friendships . One of the most common concerns that moms bring to me, is their heartache over their child's lack of meaningful friendships. What can be done about this concern? In this episode we look at ALL the layers of RELATIONSHIPS that our children have and some ways to help them navigate these relationships and improve the important ones. The...

Duration:00:26:56

104. Teaching Your Kids to Be A Blessing Among Siblings, Part 2

9/20/2021
Here's an episode power-packed with examples and PRACTICAL solutions for your family. The focus is on improving sibling interactions. Intentional Mom, you can do this! There is HOPE for your family! 41 - Sibling Relationships, Family Values... Val's Four Daughters 53 - Sibling Squabbles, Bonding, Etc. Gal. 5:15-24 (NIV)

Duration:00:32:06

103. Among Siblings, Part 1 - From the "Teaching Your Kids to Be a Blessing" Series

9/12/2021
"BLESSING ONE ANOTHER AMONG SIBLINGS," what does that look like? How do we make this a reality in our imperfect home? It's going to take two episodes to share my answers with you. This is part one. Oh! This episode also talks about IDENTIFYING GOD's WILL FOR OUR OWN LIFE and OUR KIDS LIVES ! Read the BLOG POST that goes with this series, CLICK HERE. This is the THIRD topic in the series on THE HABIT OF BEING A BLESSING. The FIRST topic was VOLUNTEERING with guest Debbie Smith here to...

Duration:00:24:55

102. Simplifying Hospitality, "Teaching Your Kids to BE A BLESSING" Series

9/6/2021
We're in the middle of a series on Teaching Our Kids to be a Blessing. Last week we talked about being a blessing through VOLUNTEERING. This week, we're looking at incorporating BEING A BLESSING through HOSPITALITY in your busy, hectic, imperfect family life. Learning to create a community right in your own home using your home to care about others while growing your children's character through these intentional community opportunities. HOW would we do this and WHY would we make...

Duration:00:20:15