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Mom Struggling Well

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Dec 24, 2018

“It’s impossible to connect with my teenager!” “My child is only 9, we aren’t battling teen issues yet.” “My relationship with the Father doesn’t REALLY impact my relationship with my kids.”

In the words of the great Dwight Schrute: FALSE! In this chat, Drew helps us understand how to approach hurdles with the teens we love.

Drew Hill is the author of Alongside: Loving Teenagers with the Gospel. He is also a pastor in Greensboro, NC and serves on the mission-wide leadership team for Young Life. Drew received his BA in Communications from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary. He is married to Natalie and they have three children: Honey, Hutch, and Macy Heart.

What we chat about:

  • Drew’s book Alongside: Loving Teenagers with the Gospel and his heart to connect teens and parents

  • what Drew learned through the book writing process

  • making sure our teens understand loving them is not contractual

  • extending grace and not projecting our fear of failure on our teens’ behavior

  • the myth that sharing with our mistakes with our teens will break their trust

  • care vs. cure mindset

  • practical ways to connect with your teens

Links mentioned:

It’s Not About the Nail
The Tech-Wise Family

Connect with Drew:

website | twitter

Connect with Emily:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

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Dec 17, 2018

Christmas is just a week away - are you feeling frazzled? Don’t worry, we are too. Fortunately, we’re here to solve your holiday problems from contentious in-laws to all those annoying toys your kids will get this year. We also weigh the pros and cons or real vs. artificial Christmas trees and tackle the age-old question - what do you do when your mom won’t let you stop delivering angel food cake to strangers? It’s a real conundrum.

What we chat about:

  • feeling frazzled

  • Rebecky’s first real Christmas tree

  • what to do when your mom won’t let you stop delivering angel food cake to strangers

  • navigating holidays with your in-laws

  • when your kids get unnecessary/annoying toys

  • how to approach your family about changing tradition

  • confronting your family when sarcasm becomes hurtful

  • splitting time between families

Links mentioned:

Sleeping at Last Enneagram songs
The Road Back to You

Connect with Rebecky:

website | instagram

Connect with Emily:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

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Dec 10, 2018

Is your family weird/amazing/loud/embarrassing/picky? Or at least one of those things? Us too!

The Struggling Sisters talk about strange (and accidentally true crime) family traditions that Em found on the interwebs and we divulge the traditions we have started with our own families. We also did an extensive quiz to find out which Disney family we are. These are the facts: Katie’s family yells, Emily’s family can’t stand DiGiorno and hearing about serial killer families just plain makes us feel better about our own family situations.

What we chat about:

  • Katie’s Russian accent tips

  • unusual family traditions

  • Thomas family traditions including movie nights, Family Day and Emily making her daughter do math for Valentine’s Day

  • Katie’s Elf on the Shelf adventures

  • some things we’re starting, some we’re stopping and some things we’re going to keep doing

Links mentioned:

120-Year-Old Wedding Dress
Milestone Blessing Bowl
Mom and Dad are Fighting podcast
The Wondering Years
Bananagrams
Guess Who
Story Cubes
Jenga
Farkle
Uno Attack
Giant Uno
Playing Card Holder

Connect with Katie:

instagram

Connect with Emily:

website | instagram | facebook | patreon

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Lasting: unlock the premium version and get your first month for $.99 by visiting getlasting.com/swp and using promo code SWP

Support the show:

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Share the Struggle!

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Dec 3, 2018

Do you frequent the parenting shame cycle? Could you use tips on how to genuinely engage with teenagers? How can you help your children choose quality friendships?

Kimberly Stuart grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, where she learned to be snobbish about corn on the cob and good storytelling. She earned degrees at St. Olaf College and the University of Iowa, both fine institutions that did very little to prepare her for the lethal cocktail of parenting and writing. Kim is the author of eight novels, including the Heidi Elliott series and her most recent book, Heart Land. She has a passion to write chemistry-driven, smart, romance that requires a reader neither to leave her brain at the door nor to visit a confessional after turning the last page. Kim has made her home in Minneapolis, Houston, Chicago, Costa Rica, Nebraska, and Iowa, where she now lives with her brave husband and three wily children.

What we chat about:

  • how to help your kids when they’re choosing friends

  • using empathy to help create a safe space for your kids

  • how to extend grace to yourself when you’ve said way too much

  • weird things we’ve done when we’ve met famous people

  • super niche documentaries

Links mentioned:

Pucker Up
Heart Land
I’ll Be Your Blue Sky
Binnie’s Butter

Connect with Kim Stuart:

website | instagram | facebook

Connect with Emily:

website I instagram I facebook I patreon

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Canvas People: get an 11x14 canvas free + shipping by texting “SWP” to 484848
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Support the show:

Patreon | Amazon

Share the Struggle!

If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love the Struggle Well Project? Please leave a review here!

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