Taming Your Child’s Tongue with Ginger Hubbard

Ginger Hubbard is a best-selling author and sought-after speaker, and her early books, “Don’t Make me Count to Three” and “I Can’t Believe You Just Said That!” shaped my early parenting years.  It is so great to have her on the Podcast to share practical advice and encouragement on redirecting our kids’ behavior – especially the verbal kind (whining, lying, complaining, tattling…) with a simple three-step plan.  You are going to love all Ginger’s practical examples and helpful tips!  Be sure to see show notes for links to her books, website, and brand new podcast!

Find show notes:  www.monicaswanson.com/podcast

Today’s episode:  www.monicaswanson.com/episode-95

 

 


Every Boy is Unique! Personality types and more with Heather MacFadyen

I got such great feedback on my recent mini-series on Birth Order (Episodes, 90, 91, and 92.) I wanted to continue the conversation about all of the things that make our boys unique, so I invited my friend, fellow 4-boy momma (podcaster, and author) Heather MacFadyen to join me for today’s episode. Heather and her husband Bruce have a lot of experience with the Clifton’s Strengths Test, so Heather shares a bit about that.  We also touch on love languages, and the Enneagram. Grab some coffee and join this fun boymom chat!

Find show notes:  www.monicaswanson.com/podcast

Today’s episode:  www.monicaswanson.com/episode-94


Kids, Character, and their Future Success, with Dennis Trittin

We all want our kids to have good character, but we don’t always consider how crucial character is to our kids’ future success.  In today’s interview, former multi-billion-dollar investment manager, Dennis Trittin, helps us connect the dots and find even more motivation for raising kids of character.  After over 30 years managing investments and studying successful leaders all over the world, Dennis shifted his focus to sharing what he had learned with the next generation.  Writing books and speaking to students, parents, and educators, Dennis is passionate about inspiring the next generation to embrace the kind of character that will help them get jobs (and not get fired from them!) nurture healthy relationships, and live happy, fulfilling lives. Today we draw from his book, What I Wish I Knew at 18: Life Lessons for the Road Ahead.


It is great timing for the conversation because this week (Feb. 9-12) the doors to my Character Training Course are once again open!  Learn more about the course and sign up NOW at www.monicaswanson.com/character-course.

 

Find show notes:  www.monicaswanson.com/podcast

Today’s episode:  www.monicaswanson.com/episode-93


Let’s about the Baby of the Family! With my sons, Luke and Levi {Part 3 of my Birth Order Series}

I love talking about birth order, and today’s episode had me smiling and laughing throughout.  Don’t we all just love those youngest sons of ours?  Youngest kids are known for some unique character qualities – from being the comedians of the family, to getting off easy compared to their older siblings, and more. In today’s episode, I share fun facts and helpful information about “What Our Youngest Sons Need Most from us.”

Be SURE to check show notes for links and for a chance to win a copy of The Birth Order Book by Dr. Kevin Lehman!

Find show notes:  www.monicaswanson.com/podcast

Today’s episode:  www.monicaswanson.com/episode-92


Let’s Talk Middle Children! With my son, Jonah {Part II in my Birth Order Series}

This is the 2nd in a series looking at how birth order affects our sons.  You’ve probably heard the term, “Middle Child Syndrome”, and if you have a middle child you probably agree that this can be a complex position in the family.  I began studying birth order to better understand my own middle son, and what I learned helped our family so much.  After sharing what I learned on my blog, I heard from a lot of families who were encouraged by they read!  In today’s episode, I share that blog post and a short interview with my middle son.  Be SURE to check show notes for links and for a chance to win a copy of The Birth Order Book by Dr. Kevin Lehman!  I’m also happy to share this episode’s sponsor, BRONCO AND FRIENDS: A Party to Remember, written by one of our favorite role models, Tim Tebow!  Find links to the book and more information in show notes!

 

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Today’s episode: www.monicaswanson.com/episode-91


Let’s Talk Firstborns! With my son, Josiah {Part 1 in my Birth Order Series -}

This is the first in a short series looking at how birth order affects our sons.  I love to study personalities, love languages, birth order, and anything else that can help us better understand and relate to our kids.  Today I am sharing a blog post I wrote a few years ago about firstborns, as well as a short interview with MY firstborn, Josiah. Josiah offers some encouragement to the moms and kids listening and I think you will enjoy what he shares.  Be SURE to check show notes for links to things we talk about – and enter to win a copy of The Birth Order Book by Kevin Lehman.  I’m also so excited to share this episode’s sponsor, BRONCO AND FRIENDS: A Party to Remember, written by Tim Tebow!  Find links to the book and more information in show notes!

 

Find show notes:  www.monicaswanson.com/podcast

Today’s episode: www.monicaswanson.com/episode-90

 


Reading and Understanding the Bible with the Bible Recap {with Tara Leigh Cobble}

I am over-the-moon excited to share this interview with the author of the resource I have always dreamed of, but now hold in my hand…(happy tears!) The Bible Recap: A One-Year Guide to Reading and Understanding the Entire Bible.  Perhaps you are familiar with the Bible Recap Podcast (with over 20 million downloads in the first year!) but my 2021 is starting off extra special because of this new tool to help me read through (and understand!) the Bible. Tara Leigh is so much fun to talk to, and she has some encouragement for us boy moms who want to inspire our sons to love the Word of God as well.  This is an episode you don’t want to miss, and I hope you’ll share it with your friends as well! 


The God Contest, with Carl Laferton

Carl Laferton, best-selling author of The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross, joins us today to talk about his brand-new book, The God Contest.  I have such passion for this topic because my four sons’ early years were impacted so deeply by good stories.  Bible stories, stories about heroes of the faith, and other creative, fun – even silly stories -- shaped my boys’ character, faith, and interests.  This new book by Carl Laferton tells the story of Elijah up against the prophets of Baal up on Mt. Carmel (see 1 Kings 18.)  It is an exciting, humorous, and profoundly faith-building story that will inspire our kids to put their faith in the One True God.  Carl and I not only get to talk about this particular story, but Carl reminds us of the importance of helping our kids build their own faith based on the Word of God and equipping them to respond to questions about their faith.  I love this chat so much and I think you will too! 

 

Find show notes:  www.monicaswanson.com/podcast

Today’s episode: www.monicaswanson.com/episode-88

Find the God Contest wherever books are sold! 

Thank you to the Good Book Company for sponsoring this episode!!


How to Win each Day (and Teach our Kids to do the Same!) with Mark Batterson

Prominent Pastor and New York Times Best-selling Author Mark Batterson joins me for such an inspiring interview to prepare us all for the new year. I love getting pumped up, talking about God-inspiring, habit-changing, goal-setting, and, well – winning just about anything, and this chat just hit the sweet spot for all of that. Mark is sharing from his brand new book (releasing on the day this podcast releases!) called Win the Day: 7 Daily Habits to Help You Stress Less and Accomplish More. We talk about 3 of the habits he covers in his book and I am so totally excited to not only put this stuff into practice, but to share it all with my sons as well! What a fantastic way to prepare for a HAPPY NEW YEAR (we pray!) ahead! Find show notes: www.monicaswanson.com/podcast
Today’s episode: www.monicaswanson.com/episode-87