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A lively conversation on the joys and challenges of parenting and marriage. A dose of humor, humility, honesty and creative solutions for normal people who want to be amazing parents and spouses.

A lively conversation on the joys and challenges of parenting and marriage. A dose of humor, humility, honesty and creative solutions for normal people who want to be amazing parents and spouses.
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United States

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A lively conversation on the joys and challenges of parenting and marriage. A dose of humor, humility, honesty and creative solutions for normal people who want to be amazing parents and spouses.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Loneliness of Young Kids

9/17/2019
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Parenting is hard at every stage, but the isolation one feels with small children is unique in its difficulty. In this week's episode we revisit the feelings of loneliness we had when our children were young. We discuss the incredible importance of husbands being with and seeking to understand their wives in the months (and years) right after having a child. We cover the pressures of modern parenting and the importance of community. Also, this episode includes a few ideas for overcoming...

Duration:00:31:45

Fights & Motivations

9/12/2019
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A recent fight illuminated how we often are motivated differently when talking about the same thing. In this episode we dissect what motivations, fears and hopes were behind a fight we had earlier in the summer. A deep dive on what we were thinking and feeling in the moment helps us figure out how we can fight less or at least better. Bonus: David admits to being wrong about something (for maybe the second time in our marriage). The Stat of the Week comes from CBSsports.com. We discuss...

Duration:00:33:08

Rituals

9/6/2019
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Our oldest just started middle school, so we scheduled a special "event" to celebrate him. In this episode we talk about the why behind rituals: creating moments that mark significant developments in our children's lives. Hear all about the middle school ritual we created for our son: the structure, the participants, the atmosphere and the bottled soda. Be encouraged that a ritual in your family can be a significant marker in your child's life without it being an overwhelming project to...

Duration:00:23:09

Contribution Charts & Chores

9/6/2019
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How does anything get down around the house? Well, the contribution chart is the way we engage our kids in the process. Doing chores is a straightforward idea with relatively easy rules, but why does it feel so difficult to make work? In this episode we discuss the chores our kids do and the basics of our contribution chart that tracks it all. We provide insight into how we make the chore process manageable (lots of grace), some things we have tried (and failed at) before, and a few other...

Duration:00:32:26

Back to School!

9/4/2019
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We made it through another summer... In our very first episode we revel in the joys of the first day of school. Hear about back-to-school pictures, school outfits, and recurring first-day-of-school dreams. Our three boys start middle school, 4th grade and kindergarten and we cover all of our feelings about it. We also dive into the challenges around one of our children repeating a grade. How he is dealing with it. How we are dealing with it. And, how we tried to make it as smooth as...

Duration:00:29:18