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029 | Us & Kids: Perspective, Childhood Beliefs, and Generating Change: Adults

Inspiration from this Episode

“We can feel like deer in the headlights. We're not making that adjustment so quickly.”

“It can become very tempting for us to take on the blame for things gone wrong.”

“How did your parents handle change? How did people that you admire handle change?”

 

029 | Us & Kids: Perspective, Childhood Beliefs, and Generating Change: Adults

 

Intro 

On today’s show, we talk about all the changes that we have to make. How do we make them and stay an adult? Sometimes there are so many changes. They come at us so fast that just even the change of what's for supper can tip us over. We wonder how that can happen? Why can't I just stay self-composed for that little thing?

This shouldn't be such a big deal. Well, sometimes we have these thoughts, right that everything goes wrong. Even when we're adults, and it can be a fairly common thought when there are lots of big changes and we're not really sure about...

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028 | Us & Kids: Helping Kids Adjust to Life Changes

Inspiration from this Episode

“Their brains are much like ours in terms of, always gathering information, always trying to figure things out.”

“They have ways to act it, but no ways to say it.”

“Anything that's different for you, they probably are picking up in some ways.”

 

028 | Us & Kids: Helping Kids Adjust to Life Changes

 

Intro 

On today’s show, we're going to talk about adjusting to life changes and what happens to our kids. We all know, life changes and usually not when we want it to. And, if we have littles, then life changes for them too. And, what might be a good change for mom and dad might seem like chaos and disconnections for our little ones.  

Every little milestone that our kiddos acheive or strive for often comes with a lot of hard times in their little minds. All of the things that come simply and easily to us are huge challenges that they face constantly. It takes about 3 months for a change...

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Live | Get ready for the week ahead!

 
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Live | Naps. And calmness.

 
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027 | Us & Kids: The Nap - Sleeping, Depression and Your Health

Inspiration from this Episode

“It helps us regroup to being our own selves instead of getting wrapped up in the chaos.”

“Let’s check your anxiety, depression or loneliness because those three emotions are quite significant.”

“When you model it, they will follow you.”

 

027 | Us & Kids: The Nap

 

Intro 

On today’s show, we are talking about the good old fashion nap. You know, the one during the day that isn’t quite those long overnight sleeps? We are going to cover the why, the when and also talk a bit about the depression or oversleeping. 

We all know how amazing a good nap can feel, but we often forget some of the amazing benefits that come with napping when our bodies need it most. As long as we understand when we should or shouldn’t nap, we can often wake up feeling like a whole new person.

 

What You’ll Learn in Today’s Episode

  • Why naps can be so helpful for us.
  • Napping as...
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Live | All things that start with a B...for baby and me.

 
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026 | Us & Kids: Taking Time for Ourselves and Our Spouse With a New Baby

Inspiration from this Episode

“Adjustment to a newborn is a big deal for our brains and our bodies.”

“They’re not trying to make your life miserable, they’re trying to figure it out too.”

“Don’t always talk about the baby. Talk about the future. Talk about real life plans.”

 

026 | Us & Kids: The Infant Between Us

 

Intro 

On today’s show, this is going to be an interesting episode especially if you are a new parent. We are going to be talking about infancy and adding an infant to our lives and family. It’s not always an easy adjustment to bring a little one home. People like to think about all the great and fun things that come with a new baby arriving.

But we also have to remember that it's hard, it's tiring, and we usually don’t know what’s going on. We usually don’t really know how to care for this new being but we sure have to figure it out quickly. It can be very easy to...

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025 | Us & Kids: How to Befriend Your Anxiety

Inspiration from this Episode

“This nervous system is wired to look out for things that appear to be dangerous.”

“It begins with being aware that you are in control of your body.”

“Make a different plan that gives yourself a minute to think about it because anxiety is trying to protect you.”

 

025 | Us & Kids: Befriending Your Anxiety

 

Intro 

On today’s show, we are talking about all things anxiety! How do we get it? How do we handle it? What do we do when we freeze and can hardly think? How does anxiety affect our kiddos and what does it look like in them?

Our bodies naturally work to protect us from danger. Although the dangers our bodies recognize now are a lot different than they used to be, our nervous system still kicks in to send out that adrenaline. With all that adrenaline pumping through our bodies, we can be left with overwhelming emotions and feelings. 

 

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024 | Us & Kids: P is for P.A.R.E.N.T. (or How to Encourage our Kids to Gain Courage)

 Inspiration from this Episode

“When we encourage, we help our kiddos gain courage.”

“It’s easy to be nice when somebody is being nice to you.”

“Encouragement also brings calmness because the encouragement says, I believe in you.”

 

024 | Us & Kids: P is for Parent (or How to Encourage our Kids to Gain Courage)

 

Intro 

On today’s show, we are going to talk about what it means to be a parent. We all have different things come to mind when we think about what it’s like to be a parent. Some people think exhaustion, others might think encouraging, challenging, or funny. 

There are so many different approaches to parenting because we all have different personalities. Parenting also might look different for people because of the kiddo’s they are parenting. As we work our way into through the letters in PARENT we will find some many reminders that being a good parent is mostly about us.

 

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023 | Us & Kids: How to Become Bilingual in Love Languages

Inspiration from this Episode

“Don’t just say I love you, also act it.”

“Listen to feedback from your spouse on what makes them calm down and hear them.”

“Help them learn, help them through the flops.”

 

023 | Us & Kids: How to Become Bilingual

 

Intro 

On today’s show, we are learning how your brain best receives love so that it can sink into your heart and being is good to know - and good for others to know. Of course - you would also then want to know what language your spouse speaks so that you can clearly and deeply communicate your deep love for them in a way that they easily understand.  

Did you know that love can have many different languages? And that you and your spouse and other family members can all speak a different language? Don’t be overwhelmed just yet - these languages are pretty easy as they share the common base to them - the base of love.  

 

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