ITA #34 – Praying for Our Boys (and Girls) – Brooke McGlothlin

We all know how powerful prayer is, but how do we REALLY pray for our children? Today Brooke McGlothlin shares her passion for praying for her boys. Now, if you have girls, all this can apply to them as well, of course.

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ITA #33 – When Motherhood Doesn’t Go As Planned – An Interview with Kathryn Jackson

I’m going to warn you. This is an emotional episode. It isn’t your average motherhood story. Kathryn Jackson’s deep faith, honesty and response to a devastating car accident that reshaped her life will inspire you to look at your role as a mother in a new light.

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ITA #32 – On Motherhood, Friendship & Marriage from NYT Best Selling Author Melanie Shankle

Relationships, marriage wisdom, fashion advice and hunting tips. Yes, hunting tips. NYT Best Selling Author Melanie Shankle (and one of my favorite bloggers ever) leaves no stone unturned in this episode of the Inspired To Action podcast. Her new book The Antelope in the Living Room is one of only a handful of “I just can’t book this down” books I’ve read.

She is wise, funny and has a Southern accent that you could listen to all. day. long.

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Melanie Shankle is a wife, mother, writer and host of Lifeway’s dotMom events. She blogs at and has authored two books Sparkly Green Earrings and The Antelope in the Living Room.

Here are a few highlights from today’s show…

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Don’t grow weary mamas

Note from Kat: This post is from my friend and monthly contributor Liz Griffin. Go check out her blog. Good stuff.


Sniff, sniff. Cough, sneeze, moan. These were the sounds echoing through the doctor’s waiting room yesterday. I was just in there for a check up but was terrified that I’d leave with the flu. I hate the flu. Well, I take that back. If it is mild then small retreat of privacy I get in my room is actually kind of nice for a few days. Its when my kids get the flu that I freak.

My son got a stomach bug not too long ago. We were out of town ( of course ) and it hit hard. I was sitting in the bedroom with him doing what I could to make him comfortable and of course holding the big silver bowl to his face when he got sick to his stomach. I’d wipe his face off and try to rock him till the next bout of upset stomach came.

At about 2am I was pretty much over it. The tender wiping of his face to clean it off got a bit more lax. He was going to throw up again in about 5 minutes, so what was the point? Plus, I was so tired by now. Hours of wiping, washing, rocking and trying unsuccessfully to get liquids to stay down.

I thought to myself, “I could stop here. No one will know if I wipe his face off entirely. Certainly Tait wouldn’t care at this point if he is in a clean shirt or not.”  I just didn’t want to do it anymore.

I find myself feeling this way a lot. Not wanting to fold the laundry…we can just pull it out of the basket when we need it right? Why do I need to clean the kids table when it will get dirty again in an hour at lunch? Who cares if I organize the kids toys? They will be a total mess again tomorrow.

I think God knew that we moms will feel this way from time to time.

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ITA #31 – Mentoring and Motherhood with Elisa Pulliam

In this episode of the show, Elisa Pulliam shares with us her journey of becoming a more patient mom as well as her wisdom when it comes to mentoring and motherhood. As moms, we need mentors and we also need the skills to mentor our daughters. We will dive into all that and more in today’s show.

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ITA #30 – Say Goodbye To Survival Mode – An Interview with Crystal Paine

say-goodbye-to-survival-modeFeel overwhelmed? Exhausted? Stressed?

Never fear, Kat is here. (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.)

Seriously, though, my guest today brings the goods. Crystal Paine is a wife, author of several books, mother of three and the founder of, a blog that has over 1.5 million visitors every single month.

Crystal knows busy, she knows overwhelm and exhaustion. Fortunately, she also knows how to crawl out from those burdens and she shares her story and lots o’ wisdom in today’s episode.

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ITA #29 – The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World – An Interview with Tsh Oxenreider

Life is whirlwind and it is SO easy to get caught up in the myriad of things we “should” do. So, how do we live intentionally in a chaotic world? Today, Tsh Oxenreider and I chat about that in this episode of the Inspired To Action podcast.


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ITA #28 – Goal Setting Part 2 – How to Make Your Goals HAPPEN

You have goals. Now what? In this episode of the Inspired To Action Podcast, I’ll show you some powerful ways to make it easier to make your goals happen. If you haven’t already listened to Goal Setting 101, I recommend you do that first. You can listen to it here.

Goal Setting 101- Let's Rock 2014

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ITA #27 – Cultivating Community, Military Wives and Raising Teens and – An Interview with Kristen Strong

A Conversation with Kristen Strong

Kristen is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. She is warm, friendly and unpretentious. As soon as you start talking to her, she feels like an instant friend.

As a military wife, Kristen has learned the art of making friends quickly and cultivating those friendships regardless of where military life takes her. In today’s show we talk about how she “warp speeds” the friend making process, the challenges that come with being a military wife and why having a teenager has been shocking. Click the play button (at the top of this post) to join our chat or keep reading for some great nuggets of wisdom from Kristen.

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Raising Justice-Minded Kids

 Note from Kat : This post is from my friend and monthly contributor Liz Griffin.

raising justice minded kids

The older I get the more thankful I am for my parents. They taught me from an early age about Jesus and were very active in helping me develop my relationship with Him. In addition to that, my parents were very intentional about developing my worldview – especially as it relates to issues of social justice.

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