Live the Life Weight Loss Highs and Lows Part 1

Losing weight is hard and sometimes we stop trying for reasons that may or may not be worth it.  Hear how to overcome stinkin thinkin and get back on track.  Stacey kindly shares her struggles and lets Kristi lead her in a Breakthrough.

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Look for Part 2–some incredible material is in Part 2 as well!

When Parents Parent Differently–Keeping the Room Clean

What if your partner’s parenting style differs from you?  Should you intervene or not? Maggie Stevens, author of Parent Fix,mom of 5, shares her down-to-earth parenting tips with us. We talk specifically about what to do if parents differ in how clean a child needs to keep his room.

Attachment Parenting

Amy Webb, mother and creator of The Thoughtful Parent, discusses Attachment Parenting.  Amy has a PhD in Human Development and Family Sciences and loves to be a translator for parents in sharing research-based parenting information with those of us without PhDs!

Whose Responsible for Homework?

We discuss who is really responsible for homework and what we can do to help our kids succeed.  If you are a helicopter mom or one that really tries to make sure your kid get everything done, this is definitely a show you need to watch.  Or, if your kids are just starting school, listen so you don’t make mistakes.  Great content about how to help your kids succeed in life!

Dealing with the Digital Nation

We discuss  how technology is changing the lives of our children.   Our kids are growing up in a world where technology is natural and necessary to survive and thrive.  How is this changing our children’s brains, temperaments and learning styles.  Watch the entire PBS special at Digital Nation.

Protecting Your Child’s Motivation

To stay motivated, your child needs small successes along the way. Whether it is in spelling, math, music, or athletics, the key is to protect that motivation. Maggie Stevens, author of Parent Fix is the mom of 5 children and has many down-to-earth parenting tips to share with us.

Get Energy and Lose Weight for Good

The creators of Kristi Approved, a program that includes all of Stacey’s rules for getting healthy and losing weight, chat with us.  If you are struggling to get back you body, listen up and learn how to Live the Life.  This show is packed with 7 Keys for Success and how you can start right now using the Life the Life FREE 7-day start plan.

The MOM Podcast hosts will be using this program and will be reporting on their successes in upcoming shows.   If you are interested in this topic, email us and join our Fit Moms discussion by email.  We email to each other with results every Friday.

Also–looking for the link to that site we mentioned–The Frugal Girls?  Here it is http://www.thefrugalgirls.com/ (don’t forget the “the”).

Talking about Death with Children

Laura Wellington, creator of the Wumblers, discusses how to talk to children about death and how she turned tragedy into triumph. Laura’s story of personal tragedy and how she helped her children through the experience will give you insight into how you might deal with a similar situation.  Being prepared to know how to talk with your children (even though we hope you never have to) can ease the burden you might face. Also, learn how Laura’s creation, the Wumblers, is helping teach values to children!

A New Way to Look at the World

Shelly discusses how to look at things in a different way and spell your family name with things around your house or in a building.  Nancy interviews an expert on taking beach photos.  Make sure you check out the photos on the website to see the great results and read comments from Steffani on her reactions!

These are Shelly’s Results:

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These are our friend Steffani’s results and her comments about how this has helped her kids:

“I let them each child take the camera and find things around the house that could look like the letters in their first name. After they took the pictures, we edited them on our computer, cropping them so that the most important part was revealing the letter.  It was a ton of fun.  I have our last name one printed up in a small oblong frame and underneath “Packer” it says, “Home is where the most important things happen” because all of the things we used for our letters were found in our own home. I want to have their first names printed out in 4×6 and deco-page them to wooden blocks to put in their room.  That part hasn’t happened yet.  But . . .  I have noticed that the kids (after doing this–even CY) are always pointing things out as we drive or go places.  ”Hey, that looks like an M! or  K!”  I think it is helpful in their brain development and creativity to think outside the box.

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Choosing the Right School for Your Child

With today’s variety of public schools, charter schools, private schools, magnet schools and so forth, you need to choose the right school for your child.  Sometimes a move to a different school can make all the difference and sometimes it might make it worse.