Tue, 17 January 2017
Does raising children in this current culture scare you sometimes?
Wife and mom of four Cindy Bultema joins me to talk about raising godly kids in a godless society. Based on her new Bible study on 1 Corinthians, Live Full Walk Free, you'll learn how to:
-Have tough conversations about pop culture
-Share your past mistakes and sins in a redemptive way
-Engage with the culture instead of running away from it
-Embrace "shame off you" instead of "shame on you"
-Make the Bible more a part of your everyday life as a busy woman
Learn more about Cindy at CindyBultema.com
Mon, 5 December 2016
My friend author Angie Mosteller is here to help us recognize the godly symbols of the season (and how to pass on these treasures to our kids). Angie has a wonderful book titled, Christmas: Celebrating the Christian History of Classic Symbols, Songs and Stories.
On the podcast, you'll learn:
Why we decorate with Christmas trees
A surprising story about the carol "O Holy Night"
What to say to your kids about Santa
What are two important criteria for whether or not you should put something on your Christmas activity list?
Visit Angie's website at Celebrating Holidays to learn more about her book and find a ton of Christmas resources like Christmas playlists of Advent songs, stories, the meaning of symbols, and recipes.
Direct download: Creating_Christmas_Traditions_with_Angie_Mosteller.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:14pm PST
Mon, 14 November 2016
Joanne Miller, author of Creating a Haven of Peace, joins Arlene to talk about making your home a place of refuge and joy. In this busy, crazy world, wouldn't it be nice for your family members to come home and sigh with relief. This is where I'm safe. This is where I'm loved.
On this podcast, you'll learn how to:
- How to use the five senses to make your home special
-Start a new branch of your family tree, even if you were raised in a less-than-peaceful home
-Benefit from the power of mentoring
- Put more fun and less business in your family life
- Practice family traditions that your kids will always remember
Learn more about Joanne and Creating a Haven of Peace at www.JoanneFMiller.com
And learn more about Joanne's husband Dan Miller at 48Days.com
Wed, 5 October 2016
Whether you need help as a single mom or encouragement with your prodigal children, this interview with author Janet Thompson will touch your heart and help you prioritize what is really important.
-How to better journey through divorce and single parenting
-How to pray for your prodigal child
-The importance of woman-to-woman mentoring
-What to do if you feel alienated by the church because you are divorced or a single parent
-How to win the spiritual battles in your home
Direct download: Hope_for_the_Single_Mom_and_Prodigals_with_Janet_Thompson_.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:23pm PST
Wed, 7 September 2016
Many children today struggle with ADHD. Dr. Jennifer Degler joins Arlene to talk about her son Jake who was diagnosed at a young age. You'll learn important coping and helping strategies. Even though he was told he wouldn't ever be able to read well, Jake went on to take AP classes, go to college and win awards. Behind him was a mom who wouldn't take no for an answer.
Tue, 9 August 2016
Ruth Schwenk is a pastor's wife, mom of 4, author and blogger extraordinaire. Her new book is titled, "For Better or For Kids: A Vow to Love Your Spouse with Kids in the House." On today's podcast, you'll learn:
-How to regain proper perspective as a mom
You'll be encouraged to remember that the moments matter. What you do with your kids is not forgotten or unimportant.
Learn more about Ruth at ForTheFamily.org or TheBetterMom.com
Tue, 19 July 2016
Mother of 7 Hannah Keeley joins Arlene in part 2 of this conversation about becoming a happy mom. You'll learn how to:
- Manage stress better
- Have more fun as a mom
- Limit screen time for your kids (including high schoolers)
- Trust God more and worry less
- Make peace with a less-than-perfect Pinterest life
Hannah is the founder of Mom Mastery University, and the host of "Hannah Help Me!" She has been featured on the Today Show, Fox & Friends, the Rachael Ray Show, and the Wall Street Journal.
Learn more about Hannah at hannahhelpme.com
Thu, 16 June 2016
Arlene interviews mother of 7, TV personality, author, speaker and fun-loving wife Hannah Keeley. If you've ever been overwhelmed as a mom, you'll want to listen to this energy boost about finding purpose and tackling life's greatest challenges - one step at a time.
Learn how to turn your despair into hope and find more energy as a mom. You'll be inspired to make positive changes in this lively conversation.
Thu, 12 May 2016
Singer and author Gwen Smith talks about launching your teens successfully, the power of prayer and God's Word in parenting, and how to deal with tone (yours and theirs!). You will be inspired to seek God's presence in your home and you will be equipped to better connect with your tween or teen. Plus Gwen is hilarious!
Wed, 11 May 2016
Author, speaker, radio and TV host Kendra Smiley joins Arlene for an inspiring talk about:
- Engaging your strong willed child
- Asking the parenting question, "What's my goal?"
Learn how Kendra responded to her strong willed son who didn't want to complete the "stupid assignment." That sounds familiar right?
Arlene interviewed Kendra for her book 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom. And remember that eBook is only $1.99 in May 2016 (on Kindle, Nook, Google, Apple, etc).