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May 21, 2019
Ep. 82. Is Dinner Time Breaking You? Ways to keep it Super Simple - Guest Leigh Anne Wilkes
Dinnertime is incredibly hard for most moms. We get that!  We have done several episodes on family meal time, ways to include kids in the kitchen, and hacks for making things easier.  All of these have given such terrific and incredible information, but I don’t think any of them have been as good at giving a guilt free look at the normal mom.  Also, prepare for some serious laughter in our intro where we talk about Beth’s expansive and articulate vocabulary and where we play “Never Would You Eve
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46 min
May 14, 2019
Ep. 81. Pursuing Your Dreams - With Business Coach CrystaLee Beck
What dreams have you had that have never been realized?  Maybe you have secretly held them close to you for years, maybe not.  Do you have dreams that you would like to pursue, but you don’t know where to begin? CrystaLee Beck is a business owner and business coach, she is the co-founder of The Mama Ladder International where she helps to empower mom entrepreneurs.  She visited with us about moms, about dreams, and about how moms can actually take the steps to pursue and succeed in those dreams!
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45 min
May 7, 2019
Ep. 80. A Mother's Day "Mom Fail" Tribute!
Here’s to MOTHERS with ALL gifts and ALL struggles. We hope you enjoy this week’s episode where some of our Mom Squad called and emailed us to tell of their best and funniest Mom Fails!  THIS is real momming, not the glossy June Cleaver version. The down and dirty, trying our hardest, messy, “How is there only one shoe??” , I’m losing my mind but still here and still making dinner - version.  We hope it brings you laughter and perspective as you celebrate your best achievement: Being a mo
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57 min
April 30, 2019
Ep. 79. How To Travel With Kids And Actually Enjoy It - Guest Jessica Dabelich.
If you would love to travel more with your family but just don’t know how to make it happen, then this episode is for you! Jessica from “Flying With Four” is with us this week discussing how she (a kindergarten teacher) and her husband have found ways to take their four kids (ages 9-2) on multiple trips inside and outside of the country each year without breaking the bank or their sanity! If you would like to hear about the 5 things she never goes on a trip without?  Listen in!
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51 min
April 23, 2019
Ep. 78. Creating Body Confident Kids
Dana Suchow is an eating disorder survivor who resides in New York City.  “Since overcoming Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder and exercise compulsion that resulted in permanent injuries, Dana Suchow has become an expert in the field of body image and eating disorder prevention. She shared many tools with us that will help to create body confident kids.
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52 min
April 16, 2019
Ep. 77. 7 Easy Steps to Securing YOUR Financial Future
Would you like to learn the top 3 ways to easily start saving money today? We’ve got you covered! Melissa Blandford is with us and is here to teach us how to secure our financial future no matter where we are today! Melissa and her husband successfully dug out of $30,000 of debt and have stayed debt free despite life continuing to happen. If you would like to know how YOU can successfully control your financial future then listen in!
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59 min
April 9, 2019
Ep. 76. Family Traditions That Bind You Together!
Jessica Smartt is the author of the book “Memory-Making Mom: Building Traditions That Breathe Life Into Your Home." .  Jessica wrote the book because she knows the deep importance of traditions for families and for children.  Traditions give children a sense of “belonging” within their family. Jessica wanted to share this knowledge with other moms and wanted to let them know that traditions are not as hard as we sometimes make them out to be.
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49 min
April 2, 2019
Ep. 75. Our Favorite Things Extravaganza!
This week it's just the three of us talking about our favorite things in life right now.  We hit topics ranging from favorite products, to movies, recipes, music (Beth even sings), books, to our favorite episodes of the podcast.   We hope you will enjoy the episode!  Check out our webpage at www.familylookingup.com for all of the links to our favorite things!
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35 min
March 26, 2019
Ep. 74. Organizing Your Home to Reduce Your Stress - Guest Stephanie Sikora
On this weeks episode we interviewed Stephanie Sikora about reducing stress through home organization.  You may ask if organization LITERALLY reduces stress. To listen to all of Stephanie's tips and tricks and become a walking talking organizational genius (not unlike myself), just click on the link and listen to this terrific episode.
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48 min
March 19, 2019
Ep. 73. Wisdom from Parenting Survivors: Regrets and Tips from 400 empty-nesters - Guest Dr. David Schramm.
As Dr. David Schramm was navigating fatherhood, he decided that the best experts on the subject of raising kids would be empty nesters who had raised their kids (and survived)! He interviewed nearly 400 empty nesters from across the United States and asked them questions pertaining to what they felt they succeeded at and what they regretted as they looked back at their parenting.  The results were fascinating.  Listen in to hear all the insightful details!
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53 min
March 12, 2019
Ep. 72. Essential Tips and Tricks For Taking Amazing Family Pictures - Guest Kristen Duke
This weeks’ podcast interview with Kristen Duke @capturingjoy was terrific.  She talked with us about all the essential tips and tricks for taking amazing family pictures. She hit topics like how to choose clothes, how to choose a color combination for your pictures, what time of day is the best for pictures, how to choose a location that will stand out, what things you should consider when taking pictures at home, what you can expect a session to cost and so much more!
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44 min
March 5, 2019
Ep 71. 3 Ways Moms Can Avoid The Comparison Trap - Guest Sara Payne.
Moms, if you could name the sinister voice inside your head that is constantly comparing yourself to other moms, who would it be?   Cruella de Vil?   Miranda Priestly? Ursula? We visited this week with Sara Payne about 3 steps moms can take to avoid the comparison trap.  Sara is a mom of four, a wife, a podcaster, and a life coach. She talked with us about why women struggle so much with comparison.  It all boils down to women not understanding our real value.
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41 min
February 26, 2019
Ep. 70. 4 Steps to Making Life Changes That Actually Stick - Guest Kristin Brown of "The Progress Project" Podcast
If you are human it’s pretty much guaranteed that you have a list of life changes that you would like to make.  Unfortunately, It is also guaranteed (due to your human-ness) that you have probably tried to make MANY changes already and a multitude of those efforts have fallen by the wayside. Kristin Brown is a podcaster, writer, and photographer who loves talking about living with purpose, contentment, and creativity.  She shared with us 4 steps to making life changes that actually stick.
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41 min
February 19, 2019
Ep. 69. Loving Kids When They Act Unloveable, NO MATTER WHAT! - Guest Brenda Garrison.
Brenda Garrison, author of the book “Love No Matter What: When Your Kids Make Decisions You Don’t Agree With”, joined us this week to discuss what to do when our kids are old enough to  start making BIG decisions that you don’t agree with;  such as using drugs, being sexually active, or dropping out of school?  What is the right decision in those situations? How are we really supposed to love them then, no matter what?!? Listen in!
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58 min
February 12, 2019
Ep. 68. Protect your Marriage NOW: 7 Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage - Guest Georgia Anderson of "Know How Mom".
Georgia Anderson, from Know How Mom, is a Gottman trained specialist in strengthening marriage.   She joined us to talk about the 7 Principles for making marriage work. Not only did Georgia share these 7 Principles, she also shared: What the three most important things are that we can do to manage conflict! She also shared several free resources that married couples can use to strengthen their marriage!
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58 min
February 5, 2019
Ep. 67. Finding Rest in a World Full of Clamor: A woman's guide -- Guest Shaunti Feldhahn.
Shaunti Feldhahn talked with us about finding rest, peace,  Being a social researcher led Shaunti to look to science to help fill in the blanks of how to actually find rest. Being a woman of faith led her to look to God.   As she started actively looking to both of these sources for guidance she began to see some very interesting correlations between the answers they were each giving.  She ultimately found that patterns in science and scripture boiled down to the same 8 elements of finding rest.
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51 min
January 29, 2019
Ep. 66. Keep it Simple in the Kitchen: 10 Easy ways to include kids in cooking - Guest Hillary Hess
Hillary Hess came on the scene to help us see how to EASILY include kids in cooking in a way that won’t lead to mom having a nervous breakdown before dinner is served.  Hillary graduated with a BS in Home Economics with an emphasis in Home and Family. She runs a website and podcast called “Helping of Happiness”. She shared 10 tips for teaching kids to cook.  To access the full list as well as many links to resources and books, visit our website www.familylookingup.com.
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43 min
January 22, 2019
Ep. 65. Why is My Kid Such a Stress Case? Ideas for children with anxiety and other BIG EMOTIONS - Guest Tanya Lindquist.
Tanya Lindquist is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a wife, and a mom. We talked with Tanya about what childhood anxiety looks like, how to help your kids to learn coping strategies, what those strategies are, and how to get more help if needed. For a detailed description of what we discussed, as well as all the links to websites and books referenced, visit our website www.familylookingup.com
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59 min
January 15, 2019
Ep. 64. What Extraordinary Moms Do --- You're probably doing it, too!
Jessica Dahlquist of the “Extraordinary Moms” and “Everyday Extraordinary” podcasts, believes that all moms are extraordinary...even you.  She says that “We need to take on the badge of extraordinary because of what we’ve signed up for in the first place.”  Motherhood is not for the faint of heart and should be celebrated! Through hundreds of interviews on her podcast, Jessica has identified four common traits that extraordinary moms have.
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44 min
January 8, 2019
Ep. 63. Bagging Bargains at the Grocery Store - Guest Erin Chase of $5Dinners.com.
One of the BIGGEST stresses about grocery shopping is the budget .  😰 Erin Chase, creator of $5 dinners.com is with us today to break down the science of affordable grocery shopping---yes, it’s a thing--- for our Mom Squad (insert applause).  👏👏👏 Years ago, Erin needed to save money for her family. Through strategic grocery shopping, meal planning & couponing methods she learned to cut her grocery bill in half.  She is now on a mission to help others do the same. We hope you enjoy!
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56 min
January 1, 2019
Ep. 62. For ALL the Moms That Aren't Unicorns - Guest Dr. Brandie Nemchenko
In our episode this week we talk with Brandie Nemchenko, a pregnancy chiropractor with over fifteen years of experience in treating thousands of pregnant woman.  As someone who has experienced years of pregnancy pain, I LOVED so many of Brandie’s comments. My very favorite of which was “Severe pain in pregnancy is NOT NORMAL, it’s COMMON, but NOT NORMAL”.  How often do we, as pregnant women, think that all of our suffering is normal so we do nothing about it?!?
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40 min
December 25, 2018
Ep. 61. How to Have the MOST Stressful Christmas EVER: Take 2
It's Christmas today!!!!! Merry Christmas Mom Squad! If your house is like mine, we've been up since the crack of dawn (insert yawn). I look like a junkie with mascara caked under my eyes and my family room looks like a wrapping paper company exploded. Currently there are kids playing with toys, teens reading new books, and a husband getting frustrated because the toys are not working correctly. All's right in the world! Now is the perfect time for mom to go listen to an episode of Family Looking Up!
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52 min
December 18, 2018
Ep. 60. How to be a Miserable Mom: 7 Traps that steal your JOY - Guest Tracey Eyster
On todays episode we have Tracey Eyster who is the author of Be the Mom, in which she shares advice on how to avoid what she describes as the seven most common “mom traps.” Here’s what I LOVE about Tracey (other than her accent).  Tracey isn’t advocating perfection in motherhood. She knows it’s hard. She says that moms are too hard on themselves. Listen in to hear about all the traps and how to navigate them.
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64 min
December 11, 2018
Ep. 59. "I'm not anything special": Why the world needs EVERY mom and EVERY child - Guest Sherrine Hayward.
Sherrine is the mother of six whose oldest son, Dayton, is non-verbal and has severe disabilities. We covered many topics that can help YOU and YOUR FAMILY: how it feels to have a child with disabilities the benefits of inclusion for kids with disabilities how to teach our kids to be loving and kind to those not like them how to help the caregivers of kids with disabilities Sherrine’s decision to have five more kids after Dayton how humor helps with trials, and how trials shape our lives
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54 min
December 4, 2018
Ep. 58. How To Get Organized For Christmas- Guest Kathi Lipp
I feel like I have a split personality during the Christmas season. At the first of December I am Andy Williams singing,”It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the year.”  I blast the Christmas tunes, pin every beautiful dish from Pinterest, and string lights on every wall in my house. By mid-December something changes in me. I am starting to feel the stress and THE GRINCH starts to come out in me. The toys, the parties, the bags! The food, the shopping, the tags!  I start to hate the whole Christmas season. But unlike the Grinch, I do know the reason! There is a lot of pressure on moms to make Christmas the most magical, perfect time of the year.   Our guest this week, Kathi Lipp, author of “Get Yourself Organized for Christmas: Simple Steps to Enjoying the Season,” said the problem is not Christmas. The problem is the expectations we PUT UPON OURSELVES.  It is possible to truly enjoy this season that was meant to bring families together and celebrate the birth of our Savior. In this FUN conversation, Kathi provides doable tips to stay sane and get organized for Christmas.   How to deal with expectations for the Christmas holiday First things first: figure out what is MOST IMPORTANT to our family and the people that we are celebrating with Ask ourselves what about Christmas is MOST important to me Gathering Christmas stuff to determine what is needed Allow others to help When to start planning for Christmas Get dates on the calendar early for holiday celebrations Make a holiday mission statement The value of a Christmas binder Keep ALL Christmas items together How to set a Christmas budget Plan gifts as early as possible and then BE DONE. How to blend different holiday traditions within your family Planning December meals Kathi’s favorite Christmas hacks Online resources to get organized for Christmas Mom Squad Challenge: Get the all your important holiday dates on the calendar! kathilipp.com
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48 min
November 27, 2018
Ep. 57. The Survival Guide For Grand-parenting... How To Love It! - Guests Richard and Linda Eyre
We have gone to the experts to bring parents and grandparents a “survival guide” in this episode! Richard and Linda Eyre are among the most popular speakers in the world on parenting and families. They’re also N.Y. Times #1 Bestselling authors of 30 Family and Parenting books, two of which, just released, are on Grandparenting!
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52 min
November 20, 2018
Ep. 56. The Family that GIVES Together/ Guest Merrilee Boyack
Creating a family Culture of Service
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48 min
November 13, 2018
Ep. 55. It's Our Anniversary! Beth, Andrea and Camille talk turkey in this special episode
Beth, Andrea and Camille celebrate their one year podcast anniversary. They also share fun thanksgiving hacks and traditions.
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42 min
November 6, 2018
Ep. 54. Herding Cats: Routine ideas that can help a mom’s craziest time of the day/Guest Whitney Archibald of "How She Moms"
Mornings,  after school, and bedtime--- these are by far the hardest times for moms to navigate.   Help is here, Mom Squad! On today's show we bring you one of our favorite mom helpers out there: Whitney Archibald from “How She Moms” (www.howshemoms.com).
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68 min
October 30, 2018
Ep. 53. Loving Your Body NOW, Not After You Lose That 40 Pounds - With Amber Brueseke of Biceps After Babies.
Amber brueseke of "Biceps After Babes" talks about improving your body image, setting attainable health goals and how to avoid letting the scale rule you.
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62 min
October 23, 2018
Ep. 52. Loving Your Kids Just The Way They Are- Guest Jill Savage
A conversation with Jill Savage about the need to let go of the "perfect kid," and love our kids just they way they are...flaws and all. We discuss strategies for battling perfectionism in both ourselves and our children.
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54 min
October 16, 2018
Ep. 51. More Than Just The Blues- Guests Erin Shepard and Kate Jones
WE’RE HERE TO GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK! So let’s bring this out of the dark where it’s been hiding and learn to support each other better. This week we talk to Erin Shepard and Kate Jones about perinatal depression, postpartum depression, and the many aspects of women’s mental health. Listen for yourself or for someone you love.
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60 min
October 8, 2018
Ep. 50. Living With Purpose - Guest Laura Hintze
I honestly believe there were lines that we could get in before we were born.  One of those lines was for potential parents and it was labeled "Those Who Want To Spend Your Life Running Around Like a Chicken With Its Head Cut Off Line Up Here."  The other was probably something like "Living With Purpose and Having Your Junk Together, Line Up Here."  I don't know if I was attracted to the chicken theme, the headless theme, simply illiterate, or just plain dumb, but I CLEARLY joined the wrong line!
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57 min
October 2, 2018
Ep. 49. How To Manage Screen Time In Your Home
In this week’s episode we get the opportunity to learn from Andrea Davis of "Better Screen Time". She talks to us about strategies for regulating screen time and helping our family buy into regulating their own screen time.
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56 min
September 25, 2018
Ep. 48. Mega Mom Fails: Stories From Moms In The Trenches.
This week’s episode is SO MUCH FUN!  We talked with four normal (amazing) moms who shared some of their funniest and most outlandish mom fails with us.  This is an hour of stomach-clenching, tear-streaming, head-shaking laughter that you are sure to enjoy!
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52 min
September 18, 2018
Ep. 47 Doing Less To Have More- Guest Jillian Johnsrud
Finding courage to cut out the good activities to make room for the GREAT activities with your family!
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49 min
September 11, 2018
Ep. 46. Keeping Your Cool When You Feel TRIGGERED! Guest Ralphie Jacobs of 'Simply On Purpose'.
I  saw a meme the other day that said “I don’t do the KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON thing.  I do the spontaneously combust and go totally mental thing.   Just FYI…”  It made me laugh and think that most parents INTEND to do the keep calm thing, but END UP doing the spontaneously combust thing instead.  Why?!? Well, today we bring you HOPE and HELP from none other than Ralphie Jacobs of “Simply on Purpose”.
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55 min
September 4, 2018
Ep. 45. How to Communicate Your Needs- Guest Julie de Azevedo Hanks
Learning assertive communication so get your needs and wants met.
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45 min
August 28, 2018
Ep. 44. Helping Our Kids and Community to Keep Hope Alive - Guest Dr. Greg Hudnall.
This week’s show is all about saving lives! Dr. Greg Hudnall is with us and shared some incredible insights in how we, as parents, can help our kids, our kids friends, and community members to keep hope alive and prevent suicides.
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60 min
August 21, 2018
Ep. 43. Mom Squad Questions Answered - Guests Andrea, Beth, Camille.
Everything you want to know about Family Looking Up!
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48 min
August 14, 2018
Ep. 42. Lookin' Out For Mama! (Why Self Care For Moms Is So Important) - Guest Chanelle Neilson of the 'Moms Who Know' Podcast.
Mom Squad!  This week's episode is for you!  We have Chanelle Neilson, from the Moms Who Know podcast, talking with us about why moms need to take care of themselves, why moms don't, and why it is SUCH a big mistake!   Listen in to hear a great story about  how Chanelle found out she was pregnant with her fifth child (a major surprise), at age 38, and how Chanelle began her writing and podcasting career in China....whaaaat?!?  Plus find out Andrea's best tip for breastfeeding moms.
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54 min
August 14, 2018
Ep. 40. Stress Management Interactive Episode Part 2- Guest Niki Olsen.
Note:  This is a continuation of episode 22. We are focusing on using the technique known as “Mind Body Bridging” to help manage our stress. Everyone experiences stress in their lives, but sometimes stress becomes so overwhelming that the stress then interferes with our ability to function. We will identify the cause that impairs our functioning and creates a dysfunctional Mind and Body state. We will also experience ways to help manage this dysfunctional Mind Body State.
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61 min
August 7, 2018
Ep. 41. Raising Kids To Be Independent Adults - Guest Merrilee Boyack
This week we enlist the help of Merrilee Boyack to teach us her “Master Plan” for teaching kids the life skills they need to be prepared to leave our homes and live on their own.
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51 min
July 24, 2018
Ep. 39. Recognizing Gifts in Yourself and Others - Guest Eric Richards.
Recognizing Gifts in Yourself and Others/ Guest Eric Richards   Eric Richards teaches at Utah State and speaks all over the country and is known for his constant smile and his popular ‘brotherichards’ Instagram/Facebook accounts. His upbeat CDs at Deseret Book are best sellers.  Some random facts: He can clap with one hand. He’s part White, Black, Polynesian, and Native American. He’s left-handed. He eats chocolate every day. He grew up as an only child; his mom is an only child, and his grandma was an only child, so…his family reunions were pretty small. On the podcast today we talked to Eric about recognizing what talents and abilities each of us have.  He argues that we all have at least one and we can use that to make the world better. Whether your gift is an incredible voice or the ability to recognize that someone is sad, those gifts were given to you and should be used.  We also discuss finding gifts and abilities in all of our family members. Mom Squad Challenge: Write a list of 10 gifts that each of your children have.    Eric’s Favorite Parenting Books: The 7 habits of highly Effective Families- Stephen R. Covey Raising up a Family to the Lord- Gene R. Cook Favorite Fiction Book: You Are Special- Max Lucado Eric’s Parenting Advice: “Mucho Take it Easy” -Nacho Libre
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49 min
July 17, 2018
Ep. 38. Parenting With Love and Logic - Guest Holly Thurgood.
Teaching our kids to be responsible and respectful using the Love and Logic parenting philosophy. You can parent without nagging, yelling and fighting!
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59 min
July 10, 2018
Ep. 37. From Messy to Manageable - Guest Samantha Passey.
How to set up a cleaning routine that is both manageable and sustainable.
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49 min
July 3, 2018
Ep. 36. 6 Ways to Make the 4th of July Mean Something to Your Kids - Guests Andrea and Brittany from 'The American Moms'.
In this episode we had the privilege of talking with twin sisters, two moms who have had extensive experience working on capitol hill and in the white house.  They now run a website called The American Moms, where they teach all about civics, civility and raising our kids to be big proponents of both.
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42 min
June 26, 2018
Ep. 35. Finding Hope in the Journey - Guest Heidi Tucker.
We were honored to speak this week with Heidi Tucker. She is an award-winning author and speaker. Her passion for writing and speaking about light and hope has inspired thousands. Heidi is known as a great storyteller who believes that every story not only teaches a gospel principle, but can make you feel it. She has inspired many to rise up, cling to their faith and position their hearts to recognize God’s hand in their life.
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56 min
June 19, 2018
Ep. 34. Looking On the Bright Side of Fatherhood - Guest Kirby Heyborne
  Father’s Day was this week.  Did you make the dads in your life feel special?  We wanted to celebrate all the fathers out there. We brought Kirby Heyborne on the podcast to lighten things up.  Kirby is a husband, father, comedian, actor, and audio narrator. With Kirby’s hilarious sense of humor we talk about lessons he has learned as a husband and father and discuss parenting tips that have worked for him. Stick around after the interview because we decided to put our own husbands on the hot seat and talk about dad struggles and get a perspective on parenting from the viewpoint of fathers.  Here is what we talk about during this fun interview: Kirby’s family and career How husbands and wives can connect during their busy lives. How to keep a positive attitude during the rough times of fatherhood. Kirby’s wife’s three finger approach to keeping Kirby in line. Kirby’s dad fail. Lessons Kirby has learned from acting that he has applied to his parenting. How to keep focus on your family during the busy career life. Living a life with high morals when you are working in the movie industry that does not value high morals. The importance of finding ways for a father to connect with their family. Things we discussed with our husbands: The biggest challenges in fatherhood Things our husbands do to survive the rough times of fatherhood Dad fails Mom Squad Challenge: Laugh with your husband.  Make him feel like he is the funniest man alive.
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47 min
June 12, 2018
Ep. 33. A Happier Life - Guest Hank Smith.
10 Simple steps to make each day happier
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52 min
June 5, 2018
Ep. 32. How to Have The Best Summer With Your Kids -Guest Jenny Layton.
Jenny Layton, a professional organizer, mother and speaker, helps alleviate our anxieties about the long summer months with our kids. We talk about expectations, purposeful parenting, and creating time for ourselves.
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71 min
May 29, 2018
Ep. 31. Traveling With the Family - Guests Kam and Shani of 'Our Family Passport'.
Learn family travel secrets from travel experts Kam and Shani of the popular blog, "Our Family Passport."
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66 min
May 22, 2018
Ep. 30. How to Organize Your Home and Life - Guest Angie Calderwood.
Feeling overwhelmed with your home, family and life?  ME TOO! Luckily this week we talk to Angie Calderwood. She is a professional organizer, designer and loves to inspire others to get organized and find a proper place for everything in their life.  This episode is full of practical tips to get our homes, families, and life organized.
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55 min
May 15, 2018
Ep. 29. Do You Accept the Challenge? - Guests Beth, Andrea, and Camille
In this episode Andrea, Beth, and Camille talk about some of our favorite “Mom squad Challenges” from past episodes and what we have done to apply them to our own lives.  We share the challenges that have made positive impacts in our lives and the ones that we completely failed at.
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52 min
May 8, 2018
Ep. 28. Special Mother's Day Episode with Musical Guests Calee Reed, Hilary Weeks and Shawna Edwards.
A special Musical tribute to Mothers by talented musical guests Calee Reed, Hilary Weeks, and Shawna Edwards
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82 min
May 1, 2018
Ep. 27. Helping Our Family And Friends Deal With Grief - Guest Carrie Moore.
This week we had a great conversation with Carrie Moore.  Carrie recently spent five years in the healthcare field working in pastoral patient care as a board certified chaplain.  She serves as executive director of The Bradley Center for Grieving Children and Families, a local non-profit organization. This week we get to talk to Carrie about the process of grieving, how we can help our children through the grieving process, and how to help others who are grieving.
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57 min
April 24, 2018
Ep. 26. Preventing Entitlement - Guest Saren Eyre Loosli of "Power of Families".
This week on Family Looking Up we were joined by Saren Eyre Loosli, founder of Power of Families, co-founder of Power of Moms, daughter of Richard and Linda Eyre, and mother of 5.  Saren holds a B.A. from Wellesley College and a Masters in Education from Harvard. She’s consulted and conducted training for numerous non-profits including the National Institute on Out-of-School Time, YMCA and One-Heart Bulgaria and has traveled to Africa and South America with Choice Humanitarian.
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65 min
April 17, 2018
Ep. 25. Creating Highlights With Our Kids - Guest Rachel Nielson of the "3in30 Takeaways for Moms" Podcast
Finding ways to create lasting memories with our kids, without feeling overwhelmed.
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52 min
April 10, 2018
Ep. 24. Life is NOT FAIR! But We Can Love it Anyway - Guest Melanie Dale of the 'Lighten Up with Melanie Dale' Podcast.
Today Melanie Dale talks about loving the life you didn’t chose.  We have a great discussion about how we deal with challenges, find joy in our circumstances, find support from others, support others, and laugh through it all.
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62 min
April 3, 2018
Ep. 23. How To Help Siblings Get Along - Guest Dr. James Crist.
Dr. Crist gives us great tips on how to stop refereeing our kids and teach them how to resolve conflict on their own.
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62 min
March 27, 2018
Ep. 22. Stress Management- Interactive episode- Guest Niki Olsen.
Note: This is part one of this interactive episode.  Part two is episode 40. We are focusing on using the technique known as “Mind Body Bridging” to help manage our stress.  Everyone experiences stress in their lives, but sometimes stress becomes so overwhelming that the stress then interferes with our ability to function. We will identify and experience ways to help manage this dysfunctional Mind Body State.
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66 min
March 20, 2018
Ep. 21. It's Time for "The Talk" - Guest Brad Wilcox
Is it just me or is “the talk” up there on the list of things you dread as a parent?  I try to be cool and normal and then I panic...every time! Brad is here with some tips.  Today he encourages parents to step up to the plate and have open conversations with your kids.  Brad suggests that by talking openly with your children you are strengthening the relationship.
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52 min
March 13, 2018
Ep. 20. Championship Fathering -Guest Carey Casey, CEO of the National Center for Fathering .
This week on Family Looking Up we are exploring the topic of fathering with Carey Casey, CEO of the National Center for Fathering (NCF).  Carey is the author of Championship Fathering: How to Win at Being a Dad and it’s sequel Championship Grandfathering: How to Build a Winning Legacy.  He was also general editor of the book 21-Day Dad’s Challenge: Three Weeks to a Better Relationship With Your Kids.
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49 min
March 6, 2018
Ep. 19. Porn-Proofing Your Kids - Guest Kristen Jenson, Founder of 'Protect Young Minds'.
Teaching your kids how to recognize pornography and tools to deal with it.
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66 min
February 27, 2018
Ep. 18. Getting Your Kids To Sleep – Guest Dr. Melisa Moore.
Do you remember what sleep felt like? Dr. Moore answers all our sleep questions so we can get our kids to finally sleep.
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60 min
February 20, 2018
Ep. 17. #socialmedia with Guest Collin Kartchner.
Social media is full of the good, the bad, and some ugly.  Today we talk with instagram super influencer Collin Kartchner about the effects that social media may be having on you and your children.
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68 min
February 13, 2018
Ep. 16. Living a Creative Life - Guest Angela Ferrari of the 'Story Spectacular' Podcast.
Today we are talking to Angela Ferrari.  She is a talented writer, illustrator and produces the Story Spectacular Podcast.   Her Story Spectacular podcast is filled with stories, vivid characters, songs, jokes and fun facts for kids.  In this episode we talk about ways for parents to live a creative life and encourage creativity in their children.
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51 min
February 6, 2018
Ep. 15. Fun and Creative Ways to Date Your Spouse - Guest Melissa Hunt From 'The Dating Divas'.
Getting over the excuses and dating your spouse again
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54 min
January 30, 2018
Ep. 14. Teaching Your Teen: The Two Crucial Concepts of Esteem and Control - Guest Dr. Laura Padilla-Walker.
How do we help our teenagers?  This common question is explored by School of Family Life Associate Professor Laura Padilla-Walker.  She focuses on two ideas crucial for a teen to develop as they head into adulthood: fostering self-control and self-esteem.  We explore ways for parents to be positive and patient in helping teens to develop these bedrock traits.
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63 min
January 23, 2018
Ep. 13. Do Good. Be Kind - Guest Chris Kurtz.
Teaching our kids to be kind to themselves, others and the world.
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60 min
January 16, 2018
Ep. 12. The Food Nanny, Family Dinner, and Great Change In America.
Liz Edmunds, author of two books and star of the TV show, "The Food Nanny", visited with us today about the quickly disappearing tradition of family dinner. She shared her enthusiasm for her mission to bring it back to families across the world and explained why it’s worth fighting for. Her passion, heart, and down to earth attitude make this an episode you won't want to miss!
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61 min
January 9, 2018
Ep.11. Finding Fitness In Your Life - Guest Megan Smith of 'Muncher Cruncher'.
We were lucky enough to talk to personal trainer Megan Smith! You can find her on Instragram @Muncher_Cruncher or on her website www.munchercruncher.com.  We talked to her about how to get started in the wide world of fitness.  She suggested a few things that were really helpful!
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61 min
January 2, 2018
Ep. 10. Coach Carl Mattei weighs In On Parenting and Sports.
Creating a positive experience for our kids and athletics
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56 min
December 26, 2017
Ep. 9. Miracle Mornings - Guest Lindsay McCarthy.
Everyone can be a morning person. Learn the practice of a miracle morning with author Lindsay McCarthy
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53 min
December 19, 2017
Ep. 8. Five Strategies For Dealing With Hot Topic Discussions With Your Spouse – Guest Sloane Fife.
We all have them.  Those hot topic conversations we either avoid, or perhaps we feel like we are on a fighting carousel going around and around on the same topics year after year.  Today we talk with Sloane Fife about 5 strategies for dealing with those hot topic discussions with your spouse.  Join us for an insightful look at what each of us can do to get off of that carousel!
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62 min
December 12, 2017
Ep. 7. Dream Killers, Listen Up! - Guest Michael Whiteley, CEO and Founder of Bear Butt.
How to support our kids to obtain their big and little dreams.
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47 min
December 5, 2017
Ep. 6. How to Have The Most Stressful Christmas Ever! - Guests Beth, Andrea, and Camille.
Listen for fun traditions and helpful Christmas hacks.
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50 min
November 28, 2017
Ep. 5. Family and Finances - Guest Gretchen Smoot.
Learn how to get control of your finances and teach your children to be smart with their money.
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53 min
November 21, 2017
Ep. 4. Happiness in Motherhood - Guest Molly Claire.
Happiness in Motherhood with Life Coach Molly Claire. Episode 004
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47 min
November 14, 2017
Ep. 3. Food and Kids - Guest Cheyna Palmer
In this episode we talk to Cheyna Palmer, a registered dietician about how to encourage healthy eating habits for our kids.  We also discuss the struggle of kids and snacking and address the problem PICKY EATER.  Cheyna talks about different diet options for moms and the importance of distinguishing between health and beauty when it comes to food.
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44 min
November 14, 2017
Ep. 2. Literature And Its Impact On Children And Families – Guest Author Josi Russell.
How to help kids love literature and how parents can use story to teach and have meaningful conversations with our families.
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47 min
October 28, 2017
Ep. 1. Creating Resilience in Kids - Guest Therapist Niki Olsen.
Can you really get your kids to listen to you? Or is that just wishful thinking? We talk about creating resilience, the five steps to discipline, and how to deal with bad behavior. Join us for laughter and learning as we explore this topic.
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59 min
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