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Join author, speaker, and mother of seven, Val Harrison, the Practically Speaking Mom, as she shares wisdom and encouragement from her years of experience, successes, mistakes and redemption. Val and her husband Rich, married 27 years, have three married children, two 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. Let's walk this path together!"

Join author, speaker, and mother of seven, Val Harrison, the Practically Speaking Mom, as she shares wisdom and encouragement from her years of experience, successes, mistakes and redemption. Val and her husband Rich, married 27 years, have three married children, two 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. Let's walk this path together!"
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Join author, speaker, and mother of seven, Val Harrison, the Practically Speaking Mom, as she shares wisdom and encouragement from her years of experience, successes, mistakes and redemption. Val and her husband Rich, married 27 years, have three married children, two 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. Let's walk this path together!"

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English


Episodes

Overwhelmed? Reduce chaos one system at a time, Episode 10: Time-Saving Strategies for Busy Homes, Part Three

11/18/2019
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Episode 10: Time-Saving Strategies for Busy Homes, Part 3. Quotes "These systems increase simplicity and they also increase self-discipline in our kids." "Recognize that your kids' hearts and souls require tending to build their character and to help them to become the people that God really created them to be. Having systems in place allows you more time with your kids. Maybe one of them is going through a difficult thing and you want to slow down and pray with them, let them know that...

Duration:00:27:48

Listener Q&A (consequences, child's weaknesses, mom's mistakes), Episode 9. Plus Meet Val's Son, Andrew.

11/11/2019
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Listener Q&A (consequences, child's weaknesses, mom's mistakes), Episode 9. Plus Meet Val's Son, Andrew. Resources (some are affiliate links) Free Val's video workshop on Time Saving Strategies (slides in youtube shownotes) Free Slides to Time Saving Strategies printable Love Works: Seven Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders by Joel Manby Strength Finders 2.0 by Tom Rath Do Hard Things by Brett and Alex Harris Question: "How do we handle it when we make a mistake as a...

Duration:00:32:26

Intentional Marriage, Episode 8: *Moms daily serenity moments *Val & Rich on redeeming your marriage

11/4/2019
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Intentional Marriage, 8: *Moms find serenity moments in your day *Single mom's marriage perspective *Your marriage can be redeemed!! *Meet Val's husband as they discuss what principle God used to transformed their marriage, including a short, original marriage song at the end Quotes from Episode 8 "Mom, find some serenity spots in your life so that you can have a moment of peace every day." "Single moms, I know you're probably feeling like tuning out for this episode. I just want to...

Duration:00:30:38

Work Ethic & the Habit of Happiness in Littles, Middles, and Teens, 7. Plus, Success Habits for Teens from GAINING MOMENTUM: Preparing Your Student for Success with or without College

10/28/2019
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7. Giving Kids the Habit of Happiness. Work Ethic in Littles, Middles, and Teens; Success Habits for Teens from GAINING MOMENTUM: Preparing Your Student for Success with or without College Quotes from Episode "We want our kids to fully experience what God created them to be, in the life He created them to live." "We want them to become strong leaders who are leading people in the right direction, which builds stronger communities and a stronger nation. And leading them to Christ and a...

Duration:00:26:41

Parenting Middles and Teens, 6. Overcoming Negative Self Talk, What Your Teens aren't Telling You, Resources for Those who Love a Child in the Gen Z World

10/21/2019
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Quotes from Episode 6 Parenting Middles & Teens, Negative Self-Talk, What Teens Aren't Telling You: "We can either fight the reality that they're starting to look more outward now for their influences rather than toward us, or, we can face this reality, decide to be intentional about it, and get a game plan for the teen years." "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...

Duration:00:31:31

Getting Kids to Listen the 1st Time and Following Up After a Chore, 5: Part 2 of Time Saving Strategies for Busy Households

10/14/2019
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Episode 2, Getting Kids to Listen the First Time: "Delegating Chores to your child isn't about making life easier for you. It's about growing your kids' abilities, character, and work ethic, teaching them responsibility, building up self-esteem based on accomplishment and capability, equipping them for success habits in life, and to be over-comers in whatever obstacles that come up in their lives." Four Options with each Obligation in your life 1. Do it (put it on a to-do list) 2....

Duration:00:26:38

Dealing with Lying in Your Child, 4. Plus, Meet Val's Daughter, Becca.

10/1/2019
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For the first ten min of the episode, Val is joined by her grown daughter, Becca who has two preschoolers. They discuss some techniques for developing Manners in your toddler. Then the final 20 min of the episode focus on how to handle lying in children elementary-age and up, including Root Parenting vs Surface Parenting and Mercy Seat Parenting. Steps to Dealing with Lying: 1. Slow down to take time to do it well in order to preserve your relationship and to be the most impactful in...

Duration:00:32:30

First Things First, 3: The Top Priority for Toddlers to Teens, and Learning to Let Them Grow Up

9/28/2019
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Quote from Episode 3, The Top Priority and Letting Them Grow Up: "I was so busy trying to make sure that they were good, that I failed to make sure they knew they were pricelessly treasured. Don't make the mistake I made." HIGHLIGHTS of Episode: What's the Top Priority from Toddlers to Teens? Fill their LOVE TANKS. *Fill the YOUNGEST *"love tank" first. When a love tank is full they are able to play on their own better, be less clingy, and have more peace. Set a Timer for 5-10 minutes...

Duration:00:20:41

Time-Saving Strategies for Busy Households, Part 1, Episode 2.

9/27/2019
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Episode 2: Time Saving Strategies for Busy Homes Morning Prayer for Moms by Val: "God, Help me to have PASSION for YOUR Purposes in this day and PEACE about the things you don't want me to get done." http://practicallyspeakingmom.buzzsprout.com/ - for complete transcript Highlights I spoke about the book, Wearing All Your Hats without Wearing Out, and we focused on the first two hats for reducing chaos and getting systems in place and changing your perspective about your role as...

Duration:00:20:17

Introduction: Discovering the Six Rooms of an Intentional Mom's Home, 1.

9/14/2019
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Quote from Episode 1, Introduction to the Six Rooms of the Intentional Mom's Home: "If we can learn how to deal with the hectic obligations in a more effective way to simplify and to reduce chaos, then we're able to really focus on the things that we're designed for - such as living an abundant family life." That's what this podcast is all about - helping a mom to be more intentional with her time and about her obligations, so that her family can thrive! Episode Highlights Six Rooms of...

Duration:00:19:45

Meet the Practically Speaking MOM

9/14/2019
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Welcome to the Practically Speaking MOM podcast - the place for an Intentional Mom to build a Strong Family. I’m Val Harrison, mom to seven and wife to Rich for 27 years. I love warm drinks in my favorite mug, future-dreaming with my favorite guy, and listening to music by any of my favorite kids (that’s all of them). We have three married children, two college students, a Sophomore in high school, a fifth grader, two adorable grandsons, and our dogs Copper and Cali. I'm also a home school...

Duration:00:04:43