Do you consider yourself the sex expert of your home? I know it seems like a big role — but it’s possible. Ninety-nine percent of what our kids need when they ask questions about their bodies is to know that we won’t shut them down.
Today is the first in a series of episodes that I’m calling “You Are Your Child’s Most Important Teacher.”
I am so grateful to have Kristin Hodson, certified sex therapist and mother of three, as our first guest in this series. Kristin is a true expert in the field of sexual health as she frequently teaches workshops to parents on this topic, writes for publications, teaches at the university-level, and counsels individuals about their sexuality in her private practice.
Kristin’s three takeaways for becoming the sex expert of your home include…
- Expand your definition from sex to sexual health, and have a thousand one-minute conversations with your children about sexual health over the course of their lifetimes.
- Become comfortable with your own sexual history and development so you’re comfortable talking about these topics with your kids. (For Kristin’s guide to figuring this out, make sure you’re subscribed to our emails here.)
- View talking to your kids about sex as a skill you will get better at with practice.
Kristin is a wealth of knowledge and resources around sexual health, so make sure you check out her website or find her on Instagram!
Kristin’s website: kristinbhodson.com
Kristin’s Instagram: @kristinbhodson
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Close your eyes and envision your ideal morning with your children. Would you get up before them or wait for them to crawl into bed with you? What routines would you have in place to limit chaos and contention?
Now work backwards and envision, step-by-step, what you would need to do the night before in order to make your ideal morning a possibility.
If this seems like a far off dream, I get it. Mornings are some of the hardest times in our house (and I am too embarrassed to tell you how many tardies my son had last school year!). But today’s guest has given me hope that our home and our routines can be much more organized this year!
Mika Perry is a former professional organizer turned podcaster, lifestyle blogger, and organization expert. And yes this is thee Mika Perry, with whom I am hosting the Declutter Your Motherhood workshop in Gilbert, Arizona on September 21st!
Here are Mika’s 3 takeaways for how to organize yourself and your home for the new school year:
- Create calm mornings with a solid night routine.
- Implement simple solutions for all the paper – and you’re still a great mom if you throw it away.
- Create zones in your home to help eliminate decision fatigue and create predictability
Come meet me and Mika at our Declutter your Motherhood workshop! 3in30podcast.com/arizona
first episode on 3 in 30: “068: Healing after Betrayal in your Marriage”
I’m so excited to have Nate Bagley on today’s podcast. But before we dive right in, did you know that Drs. John and Julie Gottman are going to be in Utah in September to speak about “essential conversations for a lifetime of love?”
This. Is. Huge.
Whether you’re able to come to the event or not, I have Nate Bagley, founder of Utah Date Night and the Loveumentary podcast, here to talk about strengthening our marriages. We could talk about kids and parenting all day long, but we’ve all been told how vital it is to keep our marriage at the forefront of our priorities. I don’t know about you, but mine gets neglected all too often in the midst of the busyness of raising children.
Nate Bagley teaches us about 3 simple “Rituals of Connection” for our marriages:
- The 6-second passionate kiss
- The weekly “State of Affairs” or “Marriage Meeting”
- Connecting questions or power questions you can ask your partner every day that will make them feel loved and appreciated
And don’t forget to go to 3in30podcast.com/utahdatenight to get a ticket to see Drs. John and Julie Gottman speak AND meet me! I can’t wait to give you a hug!
See the Gottmans speak in Utah! 3in30podacst.com/utahdatenight for tickets and more information!
Nate’s website: Loveumentary.com
What insight(s) from Nate Bagley did you like most? Share in a comment below!
Do you have a teen who is struggling, floundering, or fighting with you constantly? If so, do you find yourself wondering how to help your teen see within themselves the hero of a truly great story?
In today’s episode, Rachel explores how to help your teen transition into a better story. She shares three takeaways from one of her all-time favorite books, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story by Donald Miller:
- Trust the story that your teen wants to create.
- Create an opportunity for your child to live a better story.
- Improve your current story with your teen by embracing whimsy and adding in memorable scenes.
Please tell us in the comments your biggest “ah-hahs” and applications as you listen. We love hearing from you!
Audiobook version here
Bob Goff’s book, Everybody Always
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When you think about the small but impactful acts of kindness others have shown you, do you also reflect on the kindness *you* have shown others? It might be humbling to admit, but ways YOU have reached out have made a big difference to others as well. I claim that with confidence because today on the podcast, I’m talking about how to change someone’s life and sharing a story of a simple handshake and how it changed the life of someone I know.
This episode is an excerpt from a guest interview that I did on the podcast Becoming for Teens with co-hosts Erica Peterson and Tawni Beardall (our guests from last week’s episode, Overcoming Your Inner Teen).
This special story from my life seemed like a great followup to Teen Month, but this episode isn’t just for parents! Will you do me a favor and listen to this with your teen? (Or preteen!)
From my experience befriending Brian and shaking his hand, I learned:
- Look around and notice. When you’re in a group of people, stop for a second. Then scan the room and ask yourself: Is there somebody here who could use a little friendship right now?
- Initiate that first gesture, even if it’s scary or forced.
- A really small act of kindness is enough.
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How has someone changed your life? Share in a comment below!