Can I Live a Full Life With an Empty Nest? With Jill Savage [Episode 168]

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There’s just something about an empty nest. Sometimes you can’t decide whether you feel grief or delight. You’re caught between wanting to hold on to the past and letting go to grab your new freedom.

Empty nesting can be a disorienting time, but it can also become the very best season of your life … if you’ll let it.

Can I Stop Being a Control Freak Mom? With Crystal Paine [Episode 150]

Stop Being a Control Freak Mom

GIVEAWAY ALERT: You can win the book Love-Centered Parenting by this week’s podcast guest. Keep reading to find out how!

Let’s face it, there’s so much we can’t control when it comes to parenting, right? And yet, lots of us try to control so much of our kids’ lives—what they do, who they become, and the choices they make. But when the challenges of parenting become too difficult, we’re clueless of what to do because there’s no manual to follow.

Three Questions Every Mom Needs to Ask Herself

Motherhood comes with lots of stuff — joy, laughter and stress! And, motherhood comes with one thing every mom gets and no mom wants… guilt!

One thing it does not come with is a rewind button! We can’t rewind and redo what we regret. But, that’s okay, sister.

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We can do something to prevent some of the regret.

Hope for the Not So Strong-Willed Mom

I answered the phone one Friday in May, just six days before school was out, and heard my tenth grade son’s history teacher say,

“Mrs.  Rothschild.” (It’s never a good sign when a phone call begins with Mrs.) “Your son, Clayton, has a 69 in my class. He’s so bright and I know he can do better… I thought you could encourage him.”

Oh, yes. I was ready to “encourage” him!

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I was upset, panicked, and feeling guilty that I hadn’t been more alert. I was a mixed up mess of emotions.

The One Thing Every Mom Needs to Know

“I thought I had the parenting formula down.”

That was what my friend said as she described her kids’ behavior and attitudes.

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For years, all their little bright faces, great attitudes, and constant successes were what she had always hoped for and then… what happened?

A Promise for Moms Watching A Child Suffer

Over the years, lots of stories have been written about my journey into blindness. After a particular magazine interview, I dialed the phone. “Mom, I just finished an interview and I really think the writer is going to do a good job. I think you will like the article.” I continued, “And, Mom, she asked if she could interview you. She only has a few questions and I wondered if you could?”

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My mom hesitated. Her response taught me so much about God’s grace.