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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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Now displaying: March, 2018
Mar 27, 2018

Stress makes every area of life more difficult, but it’s particularly challenging in families. The good news is, there’s an antidote. In this episode Billy and Joy tee up one simple, yet challenging, approach.

Related-ish Links

Essentialism by Greg McKeown found here

NY Times Article On Mommy Wine Culture here

Mary Poppins – Let’s go fly a kite! Behind the scenes here.

Albert Einstein… " When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."

Find other episodes on play here …Check out #10, 33, and 62

Talk about this:

Are we stressed? If so, then check the gauges and find the cause?
How can we have more PLAY in our life?

What are the obstacles keeping us from play that we need to push through?

Also remember:

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You can find us @betweenparents on instagram and @betweenparentspodcast on Facebook. We love hearing from you!!

Mar 20, 2018

Have you ever felt like your children rule your life? Of COURSE they require a ton of care and nurturing, but have they become the core of your family? The temptation to build the family around the kids is one of the easiest things for parents to slip into. In this episode Billy and Joy discuss the dangers of child-centric parenting and how to see if you’re inadvertently living that life!

This may be one of those episodes where you disagree with our thoughts, but hopefully it will get you talking!

Related-ish links:

Psychology Today talks about narcissism here… 

We mention a few previous episodes that expand on these topics.  Links below... 

Episode 4 – Practical Steps For Prioritizing Marriage

Episode 31 – Erasing Fear From Parenting

Episode 32 – 6 Crucial Practices Before Becoming Parents

Talk about this:

It's likely all of us have some child-centric habits - so this week's "play along with us at home" questions are... in what areas do you make your kids the center of your world? how can we make practical changes to move them from the center?

Also remember:

Tag someone who you think would like this podcast on one of the socials! Leave a review! It’s an easy way to invest in others and we really appreciate the support!

You can find us @betweenparents on instagram and @betweenparentspodcast on Facebook. We love hearing from you!!

Mar 13, 2018

In our last episode Joy detailed her list of what wives really want their husbands to know, so now it’s Billy’s turn. Of COURSE this list isn’t all-inclusive and, to be sure, some of it may not be relevant to you (especially #9), but hey – it’s a great start!

Talk about this:

Wives, ask your husbands if any of these reflect his feelings!

Also remember…

Tag someone who you think would like this podcast on one of the socials! Leave a review! It’s an easy way to invest in others and we really appreciate the support!

 

Mar 6, 2018

While there’s no instruction manual for marriage, it’s not uncommon for spouses to have a mental “wish list” of things they wish their spouse understood. In this week’s episode Joy has taken a stab at fifteen such “things.” Maybe you’ll agree - -maybe you won’t. Either way, it should prompt some good discussion!

Guys – don’t worry. Next week Billy will have a chance to share his list!

Talk about this:

Husbands, ask your wives if any of these things reflect her feelings!

Also remember…

Sharing is caring! If you enjoy Between Parents, please share with your friends. Tag someone on the “socials” or repost. We are on Facebook @betweenparentspodcast and you can chat back with us on Instagram @betweenparents or on Twitter @between_parents

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