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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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Now displaying: January, 2017
Jan 31, 2017

Disappointments are a regular part of life. One of the best ways to overcome these disappointments is to stay flexible. Easier said than done, right? On this episode, Billy and Joy review five elements which keep families nimble and on track to handle life’s inevitable “plot twists.” 

Related(ish) Links

What is a Myers Briggs type? The official site is here.

But if you’d rather look at your type as a Star Wars or Harry Potter character, look here

For the record, Joy is an ENTP and Billy is an ENFJ

Talk about this:

Where are our kids most limited by a routine?
What are some ideas for interjecting some adventures into the routine?
How are your kids different when it comes to routine? Who needs more or less?

Also remember…

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Along with iTunes, Overcast, and Stitcher, Between Parents is now on TuneIn (the fun way to listen if you are using Amazon’s Alexa). You can chat back with us on Twitter @between_parents or on Instagram @betweenparents

 

Jan 24, 2017

Do you remember the common expressions from your childhood? Can you recall the words that made you soar or the ones that made you cringe? On today’s episode we talk about how to be intentional with the words you give your kids. There’s a TON to talk about, so listen in for some ideas! 

Related (ish) Links

Why you should cover your computer camera (no matter what Billy says!) from THE FBI!!!  Click here

Barry White’s Song Credits 

More words around why we don't tell our kids they are smart here along with the original article which grabbed our attention here

Find Sarah Anderson’s interview on Surviving Sarah podcast here or her blog here (she’s so very wise!)

Our Chalk Board

The Truth Wall

Talk about this: 

What words do you think your kids need to hear? What can we do to make those words memorable?

Also remember…

Along with iTunes, Overcast, and Stitcher, Between Parents is now on TuneIn (the fun way to listen if you are using Amazon’s Alexa). You can chat back with us on Twitter @between_parents or on Instagram @betweenparents

 

Jan 17, 2017

Managing money is tricky for adults, so it’s no surprise that kids need significant guidance when it comes to having money. Do you have a plan for teaching your kids about money? And what about allowances? Do you pay your kids for doing chores or do you just give them money with no strings attached? In this episode, Billy & Joy tackle those questions and give you a number of thoughts to consider.

Related (ish) Links

“I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.”

Maya Angelou

Talk about this:

What plan would work best for our family for teaching our kids how to be responsible for their money? What steps do we need to take to implement the plan? 

Also remember…

Along with iTunes, Overcast, and Stitcher, Between Parents is now on TuneIn (the fun way to listen if you are using Amazon’s Alexa).You can chat back with us on Twitter @between_parents or on Instagram @betweenparents

Remember to leave us reviews and share with your friends!

 

Jan 10, 2017

#16 – 8 Questions For A Great Marriage This Year

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? How about at the office, do you set annual goals? People expect to make evaluations and think about how to grow in these areas, but it’s not always common to consider how to make our marriages better.

In this episode, we give you a few questions to ask each other to get any year off to a great start.

These aren’t all encompassing, but they should get you thinking. And remember, to watch your pronouns…this is a “we” discussion!

The 8 Questions

Evaluate what’s past…

  1. This past year did it seem like we controlled our schedules & money, or did our money and schedules control us?
  1. How well did we communicate with each other this year? What needed to be said more or less often?
  1. What are some of the best decisions we made to improve our marriage? What decisions should we have made differently?
  1. What were three of our best and challenging moments together this year?

Plan for what’s ahead

  1. What must we do to control our schedules & money, so they won’t control us?
  1. Which key people will we listen to for marriage and family advice next year? What specific plans must we make to ensure that happens?
  1. What do we need to START and what do we need to STOP doing to help our relationship? 
  1. What will we do to “nurture romance” in our marriage?

Odds & Ends….

Along with iTunes, Overcast, and Stitcher, Between Parents is now on TuneIn (the fun way to listen if you are using Amazon’s Alexa).

You can chat back with us on Twitter @between_parents or on Instagram @betweenparents

Jan 3, 2017

No matter how you define success, there is a natural tendency to project that definition onto your kids. In this episode, Billy and Joy talk about an article that gives us plenty to think about and chew on.

If you’re ready for some “mind work” take a listen!

Related (ish) Links and Follow up

The Fast Company article we are discussing can be read in its full glory here.

Between Parents is now on TuneIn and is also on twitter @between_parents

You can also find us on Instagram @betweenparents

Talk About This:

Do you agree with the four strategies? Which one do you find most challenging and how do you need to think differently?

 

 

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