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The Midlife Momma Podcast | I help Christian moms launch their kids and enjoy the empty nest.

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Welcome to The Midlife Momma Podcast: Grace for the Next Phase of Parenting. Join me, Pamela Henkelman, a certified Empty Nest Coach and proud momma of five, as we navigate this transformative journey together. Discover practical wisdom and heartfelt discussions on setting boundaries, finding purpose, learning effective communication, and relying on the unwavering strength of your faith. If you are an empty nest momma seeking guidance and support in your empty nest, tune in to feel confident, experience peace, and build a stronger connection with your adult child. Pamela invites experts once a month including, Suzy Mighell, creator behind the popular brand, Empty Nest Blessed and authors, Jennifer Dukes Lee and Mary DeMuth. Check out episode 63, because it’s a fan favorite. Embrace the joy of this season of motherhood and have confidence in your empty nest, on The Midlife Momma Podcast.

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United States

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Welcome to The Midlife Momma Podcast: Grace for the Next Phase of Parenting. Join me, Pamela Henkelman, a certified Empty Nest Coach and proud momma of five, as we navigate this transformative journey together. Discover practical wisdom and heartfelt discussions on setting boundaries, finding purpose, learning effective communication, and relying on the unwavering strength of your faith. If you are an empty nest momma seeking guidance and support in your empty nest, tune in to feel confident, experience peace, and build a stronger connection with your adult child. Pamela invites experts once a month including, Suzy Mighell, creator behind the popular brand, Empty Nest Blessed and authors, Jennifer Dukes Lee and Mary DeMuth. Check out episode 63, because it’s a fan favorite. Embrace the joy of this season of motherhood and have confidence in your empty nest, on The Midlife Momma Podcast.

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English

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515-570-5629


Episodes
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116. Embracing the Bittersweet with Your High School Senior, Part 1

5/16/2024
We find a model from Philippians 4:6-7 which helps you manage the emotional swings you may feel in this season of her motherhood. HELPFUL LINKS: Free Guide: Your Kids Are Grown...Now What? here Free Discovery Session with certified Empty Nest Coach, Pamela here Review + Rate podcast here Follow Pamela on Instagram here Pamela's website with free resources here

Duration:00:11:44

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115. The Art of Grace: Maintaining Harmony with Adult Kids, Part 2

5/9/2024
Learn how grace allows you to not judge your adult child for their decisions and stop rescuing them from their challenging circumstances. HELPFUL LINKS: Free Guide: Your Kids Are Grown...Now What? here Free Discovery Session with certified Empty Nest Coach, Pamela here Review + Rate podcast here Follow Pamela on Instagram here Pamela's website with free resources here

Duration:00:11:05

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114. The Art of Grace: Maintaining Harmony with Adult Children, Part 1

5/2/2024
When you learn how to be gracious with your adult children, you will experience harmony. You need to understand your adult children are still learners just like you. HELPFUL LINKS: Free Guide: Your Kids Are Grown...Now What? here Free Discovery Session with certified Empty Nest Coach, Pamela here Review + Rate podcast here Follow Pamela on Instagram here Pamela's website with free resources here

Duration:00:12:35

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113. Grace for the Empty Nest Moms with Jill McCormick, host of The Grace in Real Life Podcast

4/25/2024
Listen in as Jill shares her personal story of getting free from being the Try-Hard Girl, to being a woman who rests in the kindness, goodness, and generosity of God. She’ll teach you how to experience God’s grace too. HELPFUL LINKS: Free Guide: Your Kids Are Grown...Now What? here Free Discovery Session with certified Empty Nest Coach, Pamela here Review + Rate podcast here Follow Pamela on Instagram here Pamela's website with free resources here

Duration:00:30:36

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112. God's Grace in Motherhood: Thriving Now, Part 2

4/18/2024
Grace helps a mom relieve the pressures of life as she learns the unforced rhythms of grace that Jesus lived by. Tune to learn how grace helps us live like Jesus did and gives us courage to try new things. HELPFUL LINKS: Free Guide: Your Kids Are Grown...Now What? here Free Discovery Session with certified Empty Nest Coach, Pamela here Review + Rate podcast here Follow Pamela on Instagram here Pamela's website with free resources here

Duration:00:10:41

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111. God's Grace in Motherhood: Thriving Now, Part 1

4/11/2024
Listen in to learn how grace means both "undeserved favor" + "empowerment to make good choices" and how this impacts your relationship with yourself and your grownup kids. HELPFUL LINKS: Free Guide: Your Kids Are Grown...Now What? here Free Discovery Session with certified Empty Nest Coach, Pamela here Review + Rate podcast here Follow Pamela on Instagram here Pamela's website with free resources here

Duration:00:10:05

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110. A Mom's Guide to Dealing with Parental Estrangement, Part 2

4/4/2024
Listen in as we focus on ways mom can care for herself well and lean into her connection with God to survive the heartache of parental estrangement. HELPFUL LINKS: Free Guide: Your Kids Are Grown...Now What? here Free Discovery Session with certified Empty Nest Coach, Pamela here Review + Rate podcast here Follow Pamela on Instagram here Pamela's website with free resources here

Duration:00:10:42

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109. A Guide for Moms Dealing with Parental Estrangement, Part 1

3/28/2024
Join us as we talk about the great amount of compassion, humility, tenderness, and trusting God required to navigate parental estrangement. Learn how pride impacts your strained relationship and how to write a letter of amends. Script for the Letter of Amends: “Dear Son/Daughter, I’m writing to see if it’s possible to open up a dialogue with you. I know that you wouldn’t have this time apart from me if it wasn’t the healthiest thing for you to do. With that being said, I don’t completely understand why you cut off ties with me. It’s clear I have significant blind spots in either how I raised you or things I’ve done while you're an adult and I’m writing to have better understanding. Would you feel comfortable letting me know? I promise to read it from the perspective of listening and learning and not in any way to defend myself. Love, Mom” HELPFUL LINKS: Free Guide: Your Kids Are Grown...Now What? here Free Discovery Session with certified Empty Nest Coach, Pamela here Review + Rate podcast here Follow Pamela on Instagram here Pamela's website with free resources here

Duration:00:10:53

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108. A Story of Estrangement with Author, Julie Plagens

3/21/2024
Pamela invites, author of Estranged: Finding Hope When Your Family Falls Apart, Julie Plagens. She shares her journey of estrangement. What brought her to cut ties and the ways she found reconciliation with her parents. She also discussed how the estrangement impacts how she parents her adult children. HELPFUL LINKS: Julie's Website, Mom Remade here Julie book, Estranged here Free Guide: Your Kids Are Grown...Now What? here Free Discovery Session with certified Empty Nest Coach, Pamela here Review + Rate podcast here Follow Pamela on Instagram here Pamela's website with free resources here

Duration:00:26:34

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107. Understanding the Root Causes of Parental Estrangement, Part 2

3/14/2024
Join Pamela as she continues to explain three more root causes of parental estrangement according to psychologist, Dr. Joshua Coleman, author of Rules of Estrangement. HELPFUL LINKS: Healing for Moms of Prodigals Workshop 3-21-24 here Free Guide: Your Kids Are Grown...Now What? here Free Discovery Session with certified Empty Nest Coach, Pamela here Review + Rate podcast here Follow Pamela on Instagram here Pamela's website with free resources here

Duration:00:10:15

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106. Understanding Root Causes of Parental Estrangement, Part 1

3/7/2024
There is nothing more heartbreaking than when a child cuts you out of their life. Parental estrangement is on the rise and today I’ll address three causes from Dr Joshua Coleman’s research on the topic. HELPFUL LINKS: Free Guide: Your Kids Are Grown...Now What? here Free Discovery Session with certified Empty Nest Coach, Pamela here Review + Rate podcast here Follow Pamela on Instagram here Pamela's website with free resources here

Duration:00:09:17

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105. Empty Nest: Full Love - Q & A for a Stronger Marriage with Bob Henkelman & Pamela Henkelman

2/29/2024
My husband, Bob, joins me today as we answer your most pressing questions about empty nest marriage. I polled my audience and asked them: What do you struggle most with in your empty nest marriage? Tune in for our helpful answers. HELPFUL LINKS: Free Guide: Marriage Awareness Worksheet here Free Discovery Session with certified Empty Nest Coach, Pamela here Review + Rate podcast here Follow Pamela on Instagram here Pamela's website with free resources here

Duration:00:26:52

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104. How to Pivot in Your Empty Nest Marriage with Counselors, Chris & Jamie Bailey

2/22/2024
Christian counselors & Marriage Coaches, Chris & Jamie Bailey, of Expedition Marriage join me for a helpful discussion on how to pivot in your empty nest marriage. Learn how to get through the uncomfortable moments to embrace fun in your empty nest years of marriage. HELPFUL LINKS: Free Guide: Chris & Jamie's, Seven Communication Hacks here Free Guide: The Marriage Awareness Worksheet here Free Discovery Session with certified Empty Nest Coach, Pamela here Review + Rate podcast here Follow Pamela on Instagram here Pamela's website with free resources here

Duration:00:29:47

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103. Lasting Connection in Your Empty Nest: Expert Tips, Part 2

2/15/2024
You’re not alone, but it’s not impossible to overcome. It takes a huge dose of tenderness and intentionality as you learn new ways to be together. I give you two more powerful tips to help you connect. HELPFUL LINKS: Free Guide: Marriage Awareness Worksheet here Free Discovery Session with certified Empty Nest Coach, Pamela here Review + Rate podcast here Follow Pamela on Instagram here Pamela's website with free resources here

Duration:00:12:22

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102. Lasting Connection in Your Empty Nest: Expert Tips, Part 1

2/8/2024
It’s normal to feel a little distressed when our nest first empties. We wonder how we will fill our time and how we can connect with our spouse in a meaningful way. Listen for simple tips you can try today that will help you and your husband feel closer. HELPFUL LINKS: Free Guide: Marriage Awareness Worksheet here Free Discovery Session with certified Empty Nest Coach, Pamela here Review + Rate podcast here Follow Pamela on Instagram here Pamela's website with free resources here

Duration:00:11:28

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101. How Staying Present Helps You Worry Less

2/1/2024
Do you ever fall into the trap of catastrophizing in your mind? You're sure something horrible is going to happen to your child, but then you realize, “Wait, I’ve only imagined that.” Staying present is the remedy for worry! Let’s talk about the pitfalls of worry and the reminder to stay present with God. HELPFUL LINKS: Free Guide: Your Kids Are Grown...Now What? here Free Discovery Session with certified Empty Nest Coach, Pamela here Review + Rate podcast here Follow Pamela on Instagram here Pamela's website with free resources here

Duration:00:10:06

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100. The Do's and Don't of Transitions with Adult Kids, featuring Pamela's Daughters

1/25/2024
How a mom shows up for college drop off, engagement/wedding season, new careers and young marriage matters. My daughters offer helpful tips so the mom can have a more positive outcome with her kids. HELPFUL LINKS: Free Guide: Your Kids Are Grown...Now What? here Free Discovery Session with certified Empty Nest Coach, Pamela here Review + Rate podcast here Follow Pamela on Instagram here Pamela's website with free resources here

Duration:00:23:56

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99. Stay Present in Your Empty Nest with Author, Julie Lefebure

1/18/2024
How do we make sense of it all so we can be present with our adult children and our spouse, in the empty nest? Author and friend, Julie Lefebure, joins me to discuss the principles of her new book and study guide, Right Now Matters. I gobbled up this book like a juicy burger. I saw myself in its pages and relished her helpful tips. I pray they encourage you too. HELPFUL LINKS: Julie's Website here Follow Julie on Instagram here Follow Julie on Facebook here Listen to Julie's podcast, Encouragement for Real Life here Free Guide: Your Kids Are Grown...Now What? here Free Discovery Session with certified Empty Nest Coach, Pamela here Review + Rate The Midlife Momma Podcast here Follow Pamela on Instagram here Pamela's website with free resources here

Duration:00:28:14

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98. From Nostalgic to Now: Embrace the Present with Adult Kids, Part 2

1/11/2024
Instead of longing for the past, moms can learn to be present with their adult kids. There is so much good to behold as we use these three tips to help us stay present with our grown-up kids. Now is all we have! Let's be present! HELPFUL LINKS: Free Guide: Your Kids Are Grown...Now What? here Free Discovery Session with certified Empty Nest Coach, Pamela here Review + Rate podcast here Follow Pamela on Instagram here Pamela's website with free resources here

Duration:00:10:29

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97. From Nostalgic to Now: Embrace the Present with Adult Kids, Part 1

1/4/2024
Did you know regret is often tied to the past? Let’s learn how to embrace the present with our adult kids as we address three pitfalls of living in the past. Helpful Links: Free Guide: Your Kids Are Grown...Now What? here Free Discovery Session with certified Empty Nest Coach, Pamela here Review + Rate podcast here Follow Pamela on Instagram here Pamela's website with free resources here

Duration:00:11:23