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Between Parents

This podcast is a dialog about challenges and opportunities parents face as they raise kids, enjoy marriage, and live a purpose-filled life. These honest conversations give parents fodder so they can talk to each other, be encouraged, and recognize they aren't raising kids alone.
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Oct 21, 2016

Are you taking your child on a airplane? Do you know someone who is about to travel with a child? 

Do yourself (or them) a favor and listen to this podcast where Joy & Billy discuss some best practices for flying with little ones. (Hint: success is all about your pregame preparations)

 

Related (ish) links:

Would you rather?

https://www.rrrather.com

Teaching kids to show respect

http://joyphenix.com/blog/teaching-your-kids-how-to-show-respect/

 

Thanks for tuning in!  Please leave a review and share with your friends!

Oct 21, 2016

Why do we raise our family the way we do?

What influences us most?

In this episode Billy and Joy discuss the importance of digging into how our past is impacts our family, even subconsciously, and why it can be a problem. We’ll talk about paying attention to the “smoke” in our family and giving ourselves permission to live differently.

Related(ish) Links:

The whole nine toe story

http://joyphenix.com/blog/lessons-in-disobedience-forgiveness-consequences-through-a-missing-toe/

Ellie’s birthday campaign explained in her own words

http://joyphenix.com/blog/ellies-charity-water-13th-birthday-campaign/

If you want to learn more about Charity Water, go here

http://www.charitywater.org

Thanks for checking us out! Remember to subscribe and leave a review!

Oct 21, 2016

 “It’s not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship
that makes unhappy marriages.”

F. Niechze

Do you remember when you were first married and you felt good about connecting with your spouse? You enjoyed evenings together, having adventures, and in-depth conversations…then something happened.

For many people the “something” was having kids.

In this episode Billy and Joy talk about a couple of very practical (and admittedly unromantic) ideas for prioritizing your marriage.

 Related(ish) Links:

Smoothie straws really are fabulous (especially when they are clean!)

https://www.amazon.com/Assorted-Colors-Smoothie-Straws-Pieces/dp/B01JQJYAM4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1476478914&sr=8-3&keywords=smoothie+straws

Joy’s written a bunch of posts on this topic, here are a few you might like.

Three reasons your marriage needs getaways

http://joyphenix.com/blog/3-reasons-your-marriage-needs-getaways/

Creating a culture of awesomeness

http://joyphenix.com/blog/how-to-make-marriage-awesomeness-a-reality/ 

A little more encouragement for scheduling a babysitter!

http://joyphenix.com/blog/you-absolutely-need-a-date-this-weekend/ 

The short, fabulous book, When Work and Family Collide by Andy Stanley

https://www.amazon.com/When-Work-Family-Collide-Cheating/dp/1601423799/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1477060882&sr=1-1&keywords=when+work+and+family+collide

Thanks for listening! Remember to leave a review on iTunes and share this podcast with others.

 

Oct 14, 2016

Disagreement and tension SHOULD exist between parents and kids.

Where there is friction, there’s an opportunity for learning. Where there’s tension and disagreement, there’s an opportunity to develop emotional intelligence in our kids.

If you’re like us, you probably don’t like the idea that conflict is a necessary part of parenting. In this episode we’ll unpack an article by Lisa Damour which shifted our perspectives on why conflict is a good thing.

Related(ish) Links:

Caramel – there’s more than one way to say this word INCLUDING keeping the second a silent!

http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2015/06/9-pronunciation-arguments-you-can-stop-having/

Carmel by the Sea doesn’t have the extra “a” but it DOES have fabulous beaches!

http://www.wikihow.com/Organize-Your-Backpack

The article we are discussing today by Lisa Damour is here

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/03/16/the-best-way-to-fight-with-a-teenager/?_r=0 

My more detailed review of Lisa Damour’s book, Untangled

http://joyphenix.com/blog/book-review-untangled/

And if you want to read the book for yourself (and you should!), here’s the Amazon link

https://www.amazon.com/Untangled-Guiding-Teenage-Transitions-Adulthood/dp/0553393057/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1476475657&sr=8-1&keywords=untangled

For the record…Joy missed a word that Billy clearly understood!

Ne’er-do-well

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/ne-er-do-well

Remember to leave us a review on iTunes!

 

Oct 13, 2016

Wouldn’t it be great to have gauges on our kids telling us how we are doing? Wouldn’t you love to know if your approach to raising kind, healthy, and wise kids was actually working?

We all crave measurement and feedback, but the input in slow in coming. In this episode Billy and Joy talk about the temptation to drift toward things with numbers. They discuss questions we might ask ourselves about what we really value and offer reminders about dangerous comparisons.

Related(ish) Links: 

How to hang a roll of toilet paper: 

http://mentalfloss.com/article/67036/proper-way-hang-roll-toilet-paper

A far too lengthy Wikipedia post about toilet paper:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet_paper_orientation

Salad Days – it’s a thing

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salad_days

How to properly pack a school backpack

http://www.wikihow.com/Organize-Your-Backpack

 

Thanks for joining us! 

Oct 12, 2016

Welcome to Between Parents!  

 Parenting isn't easy and many people feel stress with their kids, tension in their marriages, or isolation from community. In this first episode Billy and Joy introduce themselves and discuss what listeners can expect from this podcast. The goal for these chats is to create starting points for parents to broaden their inputs and raise ideas which prompt helpful conversations between parents. (See what we did there?)

We'd love to hear from you.

You can reach us 

joy@joyphenix.com

Or follow on twitter

@joyphenix

@billyphenix

More importantly, download another episode and/or subscribe to add more input into your parenting adventure!

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