The Power of a Mother’s Influence with Wynter Pitts – ITA84

From a fatherless home in the inner city of Baltimore, Wynter Pitts has risen above her circumstances through her faith and the powerful influence of her mother. Listen to her story and how she is passing on that influence to her four girls.

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A Look Inside the Life of an Overseas Mama with Alina – ITA83

What is it like to raise kids in a new culture? Today we get the inside scoop from my friend Alina, an American mother of four, who is raising her children in Thailand. Overseas moms face unique challenges and experience unique joys. Join us today for a look inside the life of an overseas mom.

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Natural Options for Mom’s Medicine Cabinet with Stephanie Langford – ITA82

If you’ve ever wondered about essential oils or other natural remedies, join me for a chat with Stephanie Langford, found of KeeperOfTheHome.net.

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In This Episode You’ll Hear…

  • Why we should consider natural remedies.
  • Natural remedy options for stomachaches, headaches and fever.
  • Where to learn more about natural remedies.

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Summer, Swimsuits and a Healthy Self Image – Constance Rhodes – ITA81

Summer can be rough on a mom’s self image. Constance Rhodes shares how we can have a healthy self image so we can soak up all the fun summer has to offer with our kids.

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In This Episode You’ll Hear…

  • Ways to deal with self image struggles.
  • How we can help our kids have a healthy self image.
  • Hear about her movement and song – More than a Number.

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How To Change The World Like a 1st Grader – with Liz Griffin and Luci Hoppe – ITA80

Like mothers, like daughters. Meet two moms who are teaching their kids that they can change the world.

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Liz Griffin and Luci Hoppe have a passion for social justice and so do their kids. Their second grade daughters started an organization called the Glow Campaign and have raised money for medical supplies for kids in Africa and money to fight human trafficking.

Today, Liz and Luci share their stories and give us plenty of ideas on how we can find time to make a difference in the midst of motherhood.

In This Episode You'll Hear…

  • What God does when you feel the "parade is passing you by…"
  • Simple steps to get our kids involved in helping others
  • How the faithful action of a teacher launched an organization

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Finding, Keeping and Nurturing Friendships with Melanie Shankle – ITA79

Today we are chatting with New York Times Best Selling Author Melanie Shankle about finding, keeping and nurturing friendships.

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In This Episode You’ll Hear…

  • How to maintain lifelong friendships.
  • How to fight for our friendships in this busy era.
  • Our conspiracy theory about candy makers and the educational system

Eliminate the Overwhelm of Meal Planning

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The summer is coming. I often think of summer as that season when I have to prepare every. single. meal. for my kids. You can bet I’ll be planning out my menu on PlanToEat.com. I *might* even hand over some recipes to my kids and let them be in charge of a few meals…

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Finding Permission to Rest – ITA78 with Bonnie Gray

Rest. It’s not something moms often give themselves permission to enjoy. Today we are chatting with Bonnie Gray about our need for and the impact of rest on our lives.

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Join us as we talk about:

  • What is spiritual whitespace and why do we need it?
  • Why it’s ok to rest and create margin in our lives
  • The power of seeing our lives and our families as art and not a to do list

Take a Rest from the Kitchen…

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How To Wake Up For Your Life and Not To Your Life – ITA77

How we start matters. It matters in sports, relationships, school and even our mornings. Today we are talking about how to start our days well.

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In This Episode You’ll Hear…

  • Why mornings matter.
  • How “tiny habits” can have a big impact.
  • Tips for getting started.
  • How HelloMornings.org can help you get started.

The Most Important Meal of the Day

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Starting well even matter when it comes to what we eat. Meal planning has helped me eat healthier in the mornings. I love having a stockpile of homemade, healthy breakfast burritos in the freezer. And I love always having ingredients on hand for smoothies and our breakfast favorites like oatmeal with cinnamon apples and egg cups.

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PlanToEat.com makes all the meal planning, list making and shopping easier. I’ve been a paying subscriber for years and I really think you’d like it too. They even have a free 30 day trial you can use to try it out!

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How To Eliminate Overwhelm and Organize Anything-ITA76

I’m not a naturally organized or well planned person. However, I am a passionate person and I have big dreams. I know that the only way to harness all my ideas is to eliminate the overwhelm and get organized.

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In today’s podcast, I’m explaining my simple 5 Step Planning System that I use daily. I use it to plan my projects, organize my closet, conquer my to do list and even work through situations with my kids. I hope you enjoy this solo episode and find my system as useful as I have.

In This Episode You’ll Hear…

  • How to eliminate overwhelm.
  • How to establish order.
  • And how to take action.

My Not So Secret Planning Weapon

One of my favorite tools for getting organized in the kitchen is PlanToEat.com. This amazing site has helped me overcome my aversion to cooking and even have a solid enough plan that I can sit back and relax for a week or so while we enjoy food I already prepared.

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I’ve been a paying customer of PlanToEat.com for years and I truly hope it helps you as much as it’s helped me. They even have a free 30 day trial and I put together a Meal Planning Bootcamp to help you get a jumpstart.

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Talk More, Tech Less: Balancing Technology and Family with Dawn Wible – ITA75

How can we allow technology in our homes without having it take over? How can we help our kids navigate the online world and avoid tech dependency? We’ll discuss this and more in today’s show with Dawn Wible, founder of TalkMoreTechLess.com.

Dawn’s wisdom is so filled with grace and SIMPLE ways to…talk more, tech less and deepen our relationships.

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In This Episode You’ll Hear…

  • Staggering statistics on technology use today.
  • Simple ways to increase communication with our kids.
  • The unique role our generation plays in the story of technology.

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One Simple Way To Talk More, Tech Less…

One of the best ways to connect with our families is to gather around the dinner table as often as possible. Whether it’s just for 6 minutes like Shauna Niequist shared in last week’s episode or for longer, there is so much value in coming together and talking as a family.

Here are some of my favorite recipes that bring my family running to the dinner table:
Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup
Blueberry Muffins
Baked Brown Sugar Chicken Wings

And, of course, I want to say a HUGE thanks to PlanToEat.com for making it so easy to put good, healthy meals on the table. I can organize all my recipes, make super fast meal plans and let PlanToEat.com quickly create my shopping list for me. I highly recommend it!

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