Practical Family Podcast show

Practical Family Podcast

Summary: The Practical Family Podcast focuses on the elements that families need to build strong foundations and healthy homes. We offer practical tips for living a simple and clutter-free life, and strategies for self-discovery based on a Biblical worldview.


 Episode 060 | How to Prepare for the Sex Talk | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:48

The Sex Talk… Probably one of the most awkward conversations a parent can prepare for… but it doesn’t have to be. Luke and Trisha Gilkerson are no strangers to answering necessary questions about development, puberty, pornography, and sex.

 Episode 059 | How to Give Birth to Big Dreams | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:52

This mama knows about birthing dreams. As a 3x surrogate, Tiffany Jo Baker is in the business of helping families to realize the dreams God has put on their heart.  Join us as we discuss how to maintain the proper perspective while chasing realistic goals in every day life. 

 Episode 058 | Real Moms Get Honest About Anger - Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:04

Amber and Wendy are back for part 2 of this series on mom anger. Recovering angry moms address what happens to our reactions when we feel out of control.

 Episode 057 | Real Moms Get Honest About Anger - Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:18

Parenting today has its special set of challenges, but how we react to those challenges is a tale as old as time.  Join me and two other recovering angry moms for a special two part series on learning more gentle responses to foster a loving home environment. 

 Episode 056 | The Extraordinary Value of Ordinary Motherhood - Courtney Reissig | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:59

Join me as I interview Courtney Reissig as we address the issues of identity in motherhood and the value of their work in the home. Learn how to serve God with your natural gifts in this stage of motherhood. Find your extraordinary value in ordinary motherhood.

 Episode 055 | When Loss Comes in Many Forms | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:51

Did you ever try to plan out how your life was going to be when you grew up? Rachel did. She wanted a husband, 4 kids, a white picket fence, and a dog that never barked. Through her experiences as a foster, adoptive, and birth mother, Rachel Lewis shares how to process grief and cope with unexpected loss.

 Episode 054 | Why We Need Mom Mentors | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:32

Women put lots of pressure on themselves to handle every responsibility with ease. We need mom mentors to help us navigate the waters of home life, connection with God, and with our kids.  Sarah Mae shares how difficult it was for her to care for her home without the guidance of an older woman, and the grace she learned to have for herself through it all. 

 Episode 053 | When You Don't Feel Like a Natural Pregnant Mom | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:56

Jaclyn Flores shares her first pregnancy experience that knocked her off her feet and onto her knees. Hear about how she learned how to trust God when she could not control what was happening to her body. 

 Episode 052 | Getting Control Under Control - Jennifer Dukes Lee | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:34

In this episode, Jennifer Dukes Lee shares the natural inclinations of a woman who longs to live a life of security. When we can overcome our need to unnecessarily control things, we can find the peace we long for.

 Episode 051 | Telling the Greatest Story Through Music | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:45

Give your kids the chance to learn the Biblical message through music! Check out my conversation with Vince Pierri and download his album The Greatest Story Ever Told to sing through the hiSTORY of the Bible with your family.

 Episode 050 | Loving My Actual Christmas - Alexandra Kuykendall | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:53

Have you ever found yourself wishing for a different Christmas? Does Christmas usually come with mixed feelings of joy, regret, and maybe even anxiety? Listen to my conversation with author Alexandra Kuykendall to hear how she learned to finally let go and love her actual Christmas. 

 Episode 049 | Becoming Less Than Perfect Parents | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:15

Raising little people doesn't mean producing perfect little Christ followers. But instilling a love for the real Jesus will transform the sacred ground of our home.  Jami Amerine shares how her perspective as a mother was transformed when she gave her home life back to a God who stays even when life gets sticky.

 Episode 048 | Homegrown Learners | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:28

Meet a former public school teacher who fell in love with homeschooling and developed her own music appreciation curriculum. This seasoned mama has many nuggets of wisdom to share for families considering the homeschool lifestyle.  Mary Prather, founder of and the S.Q.U.I.L.T program talks about her homeschool misconceptions and how their family made intentional decisions to find freedom in educating at home. 

 Episode 047 | How We Handle Halloween | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:46

In this episode, Jenn Bryant shares her take on Halloween, options for safe practices as a Christian family, and how to redeem this holiday for Christ and be a light to your community.

 Episode 046 | Why Do You Homeschool? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:26

Every family who chooses homeschooling is asked this question, and there is almost always a different answer. In today's episode, Jenn Bryant tells her story about deciding to come home after years of working full-time and the intentional process of making the decision to homeschool. 


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