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Where's the Lemonade?

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They say when life gives you lemons you should make lemonade. Making lemonade is not always easy or possible. For us, we found ourselves single in our 40's with kids at home and starting life over again. Luckily we found each other, online no doubt. When we began blending families, schedules, traditions, and laundry, we discovered lots of lemons. Our podcast is a reflection on how we get through the hard times and enjoy the good times on our new journey together, all with ten kids in tow. Sometimes when life gives you lemons, you make lemon squares. Lemonade might come later.

They say when life gives you lemons you should make lemonade. Making lemonade is not always easy or possible. For us, we found ourselves single in our 40's with kids at home and starting life over again. Luckily we found each other, online no doubt. When we began blending families, schedules, traditions, and laundry, we discovered lots of lemons. Our podcast is a reflection on how we get through the hard times and enjoy the good times on our new journey together, all with ten kids in tow. Sometimes when life gives you lemons, you make lemon squares. Lemonade might come later.

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United States

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They say when life gives you lemons you should make lemonade. Making lemonade is not always easy or possible. For us, we found ourselves single in our 40's with kids at home and starting life over again. Luckily we found each other, online no doubt. When we began blending families, schedules, traditions, and laundry, we discovered lots of lemons. Our podcast is a reflection on how we get through the hard times and enjoy the good times on our new journey together, all with ten kids in tow. Sometimes when life gives you lemons, you make lemon squares. Lemonade might come later.

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@wtlemonade

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English


Episodes

#4.17 Understanding the Differences between Men and Women

7/28/2022
Most marriage difficulties center around one fact, that men and women are totally different. There are emotional, mental and physical differences. We can have happier marriages if we make an effort to understand the differences. We are definitely stereotyping and generalizing, so deal with it. Why would a woman be less interested in a boxing match? It’s because close, loving relationships are usually not developed in the ring! Also, watch what happens during many family vacations. He is...

Duration:00:30:16

#4.16 It's Summer Time!! Screen Time How Much is Too Much?

6/16/2022
Ok, so here we are again in the summertime!! It is a beautiful time of year. Kids are home, enjoying a nice break from school. It's time for them to relax and chill. But what happens when their chillin involves hours and hours of screen time each day? How much is too much? Do we as parents ban screen time completely? Or limit it? Do we keep them super busy with other things? Let's dive in and see what we can figure out. Consider how you manage your families technology: Every family is...

Duration:00:25:55

#4.14 Travel Tips from Portugal

6/4/2022
This week Darren & Paige are in Portugal. Why Portugal? You have to listen to find out. They talk about some of the travel tips they have learned over the last eleven years of traveling together, including what not to pack and how to tip your waiter. Why Portugal? Travel tips Before you fly Clothing Eating Driving and Transportation Lemonade Moment of the Week After exploring Porto with sore feet and tired bodies after a long day, Darren & Paige walk along the Douro River and find a...

Duration:00:37:04

#4.13 Wise Considerations before Blending Families

5/27/2022
Darren and Paige decided to tackle, "should you blend these two families?" It can be a colossal mistake to blend families too quickly. (says the couple who combined very quickly) There are some essential things to know before agreeing. (Do you like camping, do you want a dog, or do you want more kids??) The need for companionship can drive you too quickly. Let's talk some sobering statistics. In the U.S. 50% of first time marriages, 67% of second marriages and 74% of third marriages end in...

Duration:00:28:09

#4.12 Success In Marriage

5/20/2022
Is there a magic secret to a happy marriage? If we are told to do A, B, and C to make our marriage work would we do it? Do we do it? Or is it different for every single couple? Darren and Paige were curious about the tips that couples would give on how to keep a lasting marriage happy. They asked a lot of their friends and family that have been married for decades to see if there was some advice or if it is entirely different for each couple. Maybe a sense of humor isn't that important to a...

Duration:00:37:37

#4.11 Why is Mother's Day so hard??

5/12/2022
Darren and Paige had a different podcast subject planned for today. However, after Mother's Day came around, we saw a lot of feelings around this day and thought we would do another episode on this topic. This day is hard for many; how can we make it better???? Mother's Day is supposed to be an amazing day!!! Right? So here is another Mother's Day in the books. How was it for all of you? Were your expectations met? Managed? Complete disappointment? This is already sometimes a difficult day...

Duration:00:29:08

#4.10 How to handle co-parenting with an ex you don't see eye to eye with.

5/5/2022
This week, Darren and Paige discuss tips and tricks to help with a problematic co-parenting situation. This is hard stuff!! You are divorced for a reason, and now you still have to make many decisions together around the children. Let's dive in! It's not always rosy after a divorce. In fact it rarely is... So you've made the decision to divorce. Sad. Now you have to co-parent with the person that you decided, for whatever reasons, to not be with anymore. Now parenting will be easy with...

Duration:00:26:23

#4.9 Perspective...Hard to Maintain!!

4/28/2022
This week Darren and Paige talk about how to maintain perspective when things don't go they way you planned or want. They will talk about the some challenges and disappointment over the past few weeks. How do you maintain perspective?? Happy, Sad, Happy How well do you handle challenges and disappointments? How do we keep perspective? Use these strategies to keep a level head when everything seems to go wrong: Your perspective can make all the difference. A negative outlook can make...

Duration:00:32:43

#4.8 Selfishness in Marriage

4/7/2022
This week Darren & Paige explore selfishness in Marriage with a quiz. Are you selfish in your marriage? Is your marriage about you or about your spouse? Are you selfish??? How to Overcome Selfishness in marriage Remember you cant change anyone but yourself Quiz: Questions and Answers Lemonade Moment of the Week Darren & Paige get fleas at the two youngest boys swim meet. Links Relationship...

Duration:00:41:03

#4.7 K-Drama

3/31/2022
On today's episode Darren & Paige talk about their excursion into watching Korean Dramas. Ok just one K-Daram "Crash Landing On You", but they are considering watching another one. K drama!!!! Good clean Entertainment Show Hole Lemonade moment of the Week: Links Crash Landing On You ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Duration:00:20:34

#4.6 How to Reconnect With Your Spouse

3/17/2022
Sometimes in our very busy lives we lose that connection and spark and just get set in the doldrums and monotony of just going through the motions of life. Darren and Paige are somewhat there. They have been through a lot in the last 6 months and need to reconnect in a way that Darren isn't Paige's caretaker. So, how do we start the reconnection process: intentionallyLets talk about different ways and simple things you can do to reconnect with your spouse emotionally, intellectually,...

Duration:00:32:47

#4.5 - Balancing Act Between Fun and Strict Parenting

3/10/2022
5 ways to try and find that balance: Links https://www.betweenthekids.com/2017/05/fun-and-strict-mom/https://themomkind.com/keeping-the-balance-between-fun-and-discipline/ ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Duration:00:33:14

#4.4 - Living in Two Households

2/24/2022
In this episode, Darren talks to three of his kids about what it is like to have two households as teenagers? What it is like now that they are adults? and What advise they have for other kids that navigate two households? Video: https://youtu.be/MIBHpAjpTYc Blog: What’s Hard Benefits Tips & Tricks Lemonade Moment of the Week Paige is out recovering from surgery. Darren gets insight from his kids on what it was like to grow up in two...

Duration:00:28:39

#4.3 - Stop Having Fun Without Me!

2/17/2022
How to be happy when my spouse is doing something fun without me???? “Jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening.” Check out the video: https://youtu.be/uYIxYuuo0S4 Learn to trust and communicate with your partner. Mostly insecurities keep us from completely trusting our spouse and being happy that they are so glad. Communicate how you feel and why you are...

Duration:00:34:59

#4.2 - Expectations in Marriage: What to do with them

2/10/2022
Whether we want to admit it or not, we have certain expectations for each other in our marriage. Darren and I recently talked with a marriage counselor and realized that we needed to be more explicit about our expectations. This can be scary. I asked Darren what his expectations were for me?? What would he say??? Darren then asked me what my expectations were for him. Started a great conversation. 5 Successful Ways to Manage Expectations in Marriage Communicate! The number one reason...

Duration:00:30:07

#4.1 - We're Back!! Kick off to 2022

2/3/2022
Why we started Wanted to help and be a voice of “we’ve been there” for blended families Wanted to show others that even when life is extremely challenging throwing lemons at you, not going according to your lifeplan at all, you can still be happy - that there is Lemonade somehow, somewhere Why we stopped Pandemic, life was boring Felt like we had nothing left to say about blended families, that we had addressed most topics that we could Realized this podcast isn't just about blended...

Duration:00:21:13

Episode 3:11 - The Over Communicative Ex

5/7/2021
What is an overly communicative spouse? Evaluate the current communication situation between your spouse and their ex. If you are not happy with what is going on then you need to set some boundaries. Setting Boundaries Lemonade Moment of the Week After six weeks of the house being tore up to repair and redo the floors. They are finally done. Additional Links https://www.jamiescrimgeour.com/the-poptart-diaries/how-to-get-your-partner-to-set-boundaries-with-the-ex ★ Support this podcast...

Duration:00:26:50

Episode 3:10 - Kindness in Marriage

4/14/2021
Why Kindness is important in a Marriage The Seven Day Kindness Challenge Lemonade Moment of the Week Sam broke his clavicle skiing. Several of his friends called dropped things off and cared about him. It is good to be recognized. Links https://www.smartparenting.com.ph/life/love-relationships/treat-partner-kindness-importance-a00286-20191224https://www.popsugar.com/love/Ways-Kind-Your-Relationship-43641054 ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Duration:00:25:59

Episode 3:9 - The Silent Ex Spouse

3/23/2021
Does your ex-spouse communicate with you? Or is it just silence when you try to co-parent. Listen to Darren and Paige talk about techniques to open the communications channels and improve co-parenting. What people do Ex won't communicate Overcoming Lemonade Moment of the Week Mass chaos in the house as we replace flooring. Boxes tripped over in the middle of the night. Everything in disarray. Lemonade our house looks new after replacing 30-year-old carpet. ★ Support this podcast on...

Duration:00:31:28

Episode 3:8 - 30 Day Relationship Challenge

3/16/2021
In this episode, Darren and Paige look at a 30-day relationship challenge calendar. Find out what they think works and what doesn't work. We used the calendar from the website www.endlessblissblog.com. Lemonade Moment of the Week Eating outside in our little downtown Folsom, CA reminds us that we have a great town and had fun people watching. Links * http://www.endlessblissblog.com ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Duration:00:35:00