Susie Davis is the kind of woman we could talk to for hours. Because she is in a word: wise. She talks to us in this episode about how mentoring relationships have naturally happened over the years through her relationships with younger women.
Susie is a mom to three and a mother-in-law to almost three. We talk about the tragedy Susie's own young life that began a journey of intense fear. This fear followed her into adulthood and an encounter with God. Out of that came her book Unafraid: Trusting God in an Unsafe World.
Listen in to hear about her favorite pens that come in seasonal colors (Oooh yes!) and why going outside helps her clear her mind. You really won’t be sorry you joined us for this episode and you will have a new podcast to add to your list in Letters to My Daughters because you will want more of Susie!
It's our tenth episode of The Open Door Sisterhood podcast and we are pleased to welcome Stacey Thacker to the sisterhood! In this interview we hear about Stacey's life with her husband and four daughters, how she found the title of her new book Fresh Out of Amazing, and what she read that helped her when her father died unexpectedly a few years ago. This is a story of God opening unexpected doors in the midst of grief and a child with chronic illness. You will be encouraged as you hear Stacey's story.
Krista and Alex talk with writer and blogger Tammy Strait about the struggles of parenting, about believing Psalm 139 when it says that we are enough, and about great running gear for runners (and wanna-be runners).
This is part 2 of a two part interview with my co-host and author Alexandra Kuykendall about her new book, Loving My Actual Life. Tammy Strait joins us as a guest co-host. We talk about health, body image, what to do about our constant connection to social media, and how to keep perspective in the midst of parenting.
This is part 1 in a 2 part interview with author Alexandra Kuykendall about her new book, Loving My Actual Life. We talk about how we met, the book cover, finding adventure, breath prayers, dates, and how it's a challenge to love our actual lives.
With all of our goals and structure for the summer we sometimes forget to take a load off with our kids and play! A session full of ideas on how to do this for all ages. From preschoolers to teenagers we’ll have the ideas you need to be “fun mom” once in a while.
The weather is nice, and the opportunities are plentiful for hiking, biking, running, and swimming. We will explore how to make summer exercise fun, how to get on top of healthy eating, and other ideas for promoting health and wellness as a family.
Wait, we need to teach our kids to tie their shoes? And ride public transportation? And manage money? All by the time they need to leave the house? Summer is a great time to fit in those practical teachings that will allow them to be functioning adults someday. No matter the age of your children, moving them toward independence can be a fun adventure for mom and kids.
Because Alex was on a well-deserved vacation, Krista was joined in this episode by special guest and life skills extraordinaire Rebecca Coors from Colorado.
Our children become ninjas when it comes to media and summer. How do we possibly stay on top of their use? From implementing limits to using technology for good, we’ll look at how to develop some safeguards and strategies that not only protect our kids, but keep us from flushing their tablet down the toilet.
From referee to memory maker, moms can’t control sibling relationships, but they can shape them. For many households summer is the season with the most “together time.” This can create tension and opportunity for connection. We’ll look at how to use your influence to minimize sibling conflict and increase bonding during the long days together.
It’s always better to go into summer with a plan. How will you schedule your summer days? Your weeks? What are your goals for the summer as a whole? For you and for your family? These are some of the questions we are tackling in week #1 of the Summer Survival Series.