*Disclaimer: This episode contains discussions about sexual content.
Wise as serpents; gentle as doves. This needs to be the mantra that defines how we approach and deal with this topic.
On today's episode we discuss how to approach the topic of healthy sexuality with our kids, how to address it when something goes sideways, and ultimately what God says about healthy sexuality.
Sexuality in our culture is one of the most important topics we face as parents, but sadly, it’s not something that is very openly discussed. Or it’s unfortunately brought up only when an issue is uncovered with our kids. Our guest is mom of 5 children, Karrie, and she gives some great practical wisdom on how to navigate through these seemingly murky topics.
It's been said that our young children are not seeking out sexual content online, instead, it is seeking them out. Pornography is a multi-billion dollar...
This world is filled with lots noise. The culture is constantly screaming different messages at us, and it uses social media platforms, news cycles, celebrities, politicians, and even religious leaders to pound these narratives into our brains.
The loudest narratives are often motivated by fear, “Fear you’re not a good enough mom, you’re too strict, you’re too laid back, you’re child isn’t going to be smart, you’re child isn’t going to be safe, you’re children are going to miss out on a critical step in life if you as a mother don’t provide X, Y, and Z." The mom guilt is a powerful tool when wielded in the wrong hands.
How do we as moms know who to listen to? Is there such a thing as too much information? How do we teach our children to identify lies and counteract with the truth? We may be raising young children...
No one likes to be blindsided--especially moms! Most of us survive each day on the motto, "Always be prepared!" In this episode, our Mom·ing guest Kristin gives us an inside look into her world when the COVID pandemic struck. She keeps very busy as the mom of two, a boy and a girl, and also homeschools and runs her own business teaching art part-time.
Whether you keep a complete first aid kit with you at all times, or you're more of the thought that fresh air heals all wounds, it's safe to say no one was prepared for a full-scale lock down of the country. Working, schooling, parenting--simply living-- became the land of uncharted territory for almost everyone.
A large part of motherhood is learning to roll with punches, to use a fighting analogy. What works for your first child will almost definitely not work for your second. When something unexpected comes crashing into our lives, we have a choice...
Thanks for tuning into Mom·ing. In this first episode we introduce ourselves and explain the motivations and goals of the Mom·ing Podcast.
Originally we wanted to go with the name 'Mom Life,' but after some research we found that podcast name to be well is use already. We actually love that we were forced to go with another option, because Mom·ing not only encompasses what we do (mothering. all. day. long.), but it also speaks to a large part of who we are. Not that being a mother is the only persona we put on, but it is definitely high on the list. And what a wonderful privilege it is!
The motivation of the podcast is to encourage any mothers who stumble across our show. We didn't want to just dialogue back and forth with each other on topics; we wanted to highlight other moms and give them a platform to share part of their story. The topics we discuss are...