Are you an adventuring family or a stay-at-home-and-get-stuff-done family? I sometimes fall into the latter category (I love my to-do lists!), but whenever I muster up the energy to take my children on an adventure, I never regret it. We seem to grow closer to each other and make more lasting memories when we discover the world together.
On today’s episode, Chamaine Wallenzein, the found of Wandering Families and a mother of five young children, gives us practical tips and tricks for how and why to adventure with our families.
And if you’re not a hiker or camper, don’t worry–this episode is still for you! Chamaine and I discuss how an adventure is any type of shared experience that is out of the ordinary–and you can totally tailor that according to your family culture!
Listen in to this wise and spunky mama, and be inspired to build in more opportunities for connection and memories with your family!
Chamaine’s website, Wandering Families: http://www.wanderingfamilies.com/
How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature by Scott Sampson: https://amzn.to/2NDwcq2
Timbernook (outdoor sensory play program): http://www.timbernook.com/2017/index.html
Dr. Katie Penry’s episode “How to Stop Looking at Your Phone So Much–And Why It Matters”: http://3in30podcast.com/phones/
Let’s Meet at the Rediscover YOU Workshop in Draper, UT (September 28-29): http://3in30podcast.com/lets-meet/
Great Quotes from the Episode
-“The natural world seems to invite and facilitate parent-child connection and sensitive interactions. Unplugging and taking a baby away from electronic distractions creates an opportunity for what is called ‘affective sharing’ – oohing and aahing together over the sun shining through the leaves of a big tree…feeling a soft spring rain or a light winter snowfall on your face.” Martha Farrell Erickson
-“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder…he [or she] needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share, rediscovering the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” Rachel Carson
He’s baaccck! Our favorite male guest is back on the podcast today teaching us how to talk to our children in a way that fosters trust and communication–so they know they can talk to us into their teenage years and beyond.
Tony Overbay is a Licensed Family and Marriage Therapist and a father of four young adults, so he has professional and personal experience with this topic. Whether you are currently parenting teenagers, or you will be parenting teenagers in a few years, there is something for you in this episode!
Listen in to learn how to truly…
1) Invite open and honest communication, no matter what
2) Listen with empathy and recognize emotional bids (EFT)
3) Follow up to let your children know that their thoughts matter to you
-Tony’s first episode on 3 in 30, “How to Praise Your Child, Even When It Feels Like There is Nothing to Praise”: http://3in30podcast.com/praise/
-Tony’s website: tonyoverbay.com
-Tony’s podcast, The Virtual Couch: http://www.tonyoverbay.com/category/podcast/
–Tony’s top parenting book recommendation: Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured-Heart Approach, https://amzn.to/2ucXf3C
-Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Sue Johnson: http://drsuejohnson.com/emotionally-focused-therapy-2/what-is-eft/
Danielle Porter and I have been friends for about six years, ever since I started working with the organization, Power of Moms. During that time, I have seen her go from a mother of three young children to a mother of six young children (her oldest is about eleven), and I have admired how fully she has committed herself to learning how to be the best mother she can be. Danielle is truly deliberate about every decision she makes in her home, and she has tried out many systems and strategies over the years. I benefit from hearing her advice as her family and her wisdom grows, and today she is going to share some of that with us on the podcast!
I asked her to teach us how to teach our children to work–and I was honestly surprised by her takeaways. But her words also resonated as truth in my heart and reminded me that a little love, patience, and perspective goes a long way. Listen to this wise mama’s words, and let me know what you think
-Power of Moms’ article with cleaning games, “Keeping It Clean”: https://powerofmoms.com/keeping-it-clean/
-Last week’s episode, “Momming Like a Boss”: http://3in30podcast.com/momming-like-a-boss/
-Candi Kidd’s episode, “Getting Unmotivated Kids to Help”: http://3in30podcast.com/unmotivated-kids-to-help/
-Tony Overbay episode, “How to Praise Your Child When It Feels Like There is Nothing to Praise”: http://3in30podcast.com/praise/
When Whitney Archibald started working as a magazine editor after college, she naturally excelled in this leadership role. She effectively managed her team, created clear objectives for their work, and maintained focus and excellence in her responsibilities.
When she was pregnant with her third baby, she decided to start staying home full-time with her children–and one day she looked around her chaotic home and realized that she was not excelling in this “second career” in her life. Determined to make a change, she started putting as much commitment into learning how to manage her home as she had put into learning how to manage her responsibilities at work.
She discovered that many of the same strategies that she had applied in her business life could be applied in this new phase of her life–and today on the podcast she is sharing those strategies with us!
Listen in to find out how you can take small but meaningful steps towards “Momming Like a Boss” and managing your home and family more effectively and with more confidence.
Whitney’s website: https://www.howshemoms.com/
Whitney’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/howshemoms/
“Cleaning Strategies for the Naturally Messy Mom” podcast: http://3in30podcast.com/cleaning-strategies/
Get a recap of ALL of the months’ takeaways: 3in30podcast.com/takeaways
How do we stay positive when we face incomprehensible trials? How do we endure well and allow our struggles to soften and strengthen us? And perhaps most importantly, how do we model this kind of resilience for our children?
Today on the podcast, Ralphie Jacobs, the respected parenting expert from Simply on Purpose, talks about her heroic father who, as a father of nine children, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when Ralphie was five years old. He lost the ability to walk by the time Ralphie was ten, and he has endured MS for over 30 years.
This interview is especially meaningful because Ralphie’s father joins us on the call. Ralphie wanted him to hear her tribute to him and to add his own thoughts to the discussion–and it is a truly tender and touching conversation between a beloved father and “his girl.”
I felt honored to be apart of this sacred conversation, and I know you will feel the same after you listen. You will come away braver, more determined to stay positive, and completely inspired to invest in your children when they are young–so you can have rich relationships with them that last a lifetime.
-Ralphie’s Instagram account and teaching platform, Simply on Purpose: https://www.instagram.com/simplyonpurpose/?hl=en
-Ralphie’s interview on the Extraordinary Moms Podcast: https://extraordinarymomspodcast.com/ralphie/
-Ralphie’s first interview on 3 in 30, “How to Step Yelling at Your Kids”: http://3in30podcast.com/yelling/