Podcast episodes featuring topics on family, raising kids
and finding ways to connect as a family.
Disney World is a super fun trip for families but it can also be overwhelming. Our family recently visited Disney World in Orlando and we had a blast but we also learned a lot.
We bring our kids on for this episode to share everything from their favorite rides, experiences and tips for anyone planning a visit to Disney World. We also share a few tips on how to get reservations at the most popular restaurants.
We have no control over the things our children become interested in. Their unique interests take hold in different ways and often it’s not always the same interests we hold as parents.
So how do we encourage them in their interests and how do we engage with them in those interests?
We chat about our kids and their vast interests. It’s been a challenge when we had other ideas for what they may be interested in, but we’ve found it so rewarding to engage with their interests as it creates a bond.
Celebrating the simple things in life with your kids is not only fun, but it creates family memories. You don't have to spend lots of money or go crazy for each marker moment, but simple celebrations can make a big impression.
In this episode we talk about the ways we celebrate simple moments with our kids and also some ways we've celebrated the bigger moments.
Summer break brings on the challenge of figuring out how to work while your kids are home. After being in business for over 15 years, all of those while having children, we've tried some things out for the summer breaks.
In this episode, we share about how we make a summer schedule for our family and how we've made it work for our family.
Parenting teenagers is difficult, but it’s also filled with so much joy. Trying to understand their emotions and reactions is hard, but if you can find ways to communicate openly, you can get through it.
The teen years open up so much opportunity to discuss and learn about new things together. It’s not all hard, there is so much fun with raising teens too.
Staycations are a great way to stay on a budget and spend down time together as a family. They tend to get a bad rap since you’re “staying home” instead of heading someplace else for holiday, but we have found to love them.
We share some of our tips on making a staycation relaxing and true time off from work and the daily grind.
It can be super challenging to figure out how to share all the tasks within a household. Everything from cleaning to managing kids’ activities takes someone coordinating and taking the responsibility.
This has been a real challenge in our marriage through the years. We recently found a resource to help us talk through the household tasks and find a positive way forward. We share this resource and how it has worked for us.
Does it feel like you are battling technology in your house and you’d just love to see your kids do something creative?
We talk with our eleven-year-old son about what he likes about being creative. He shares the types of things we have in our house that he uses to be creative (clue: it’s nothing fancy). We also have a little chat about why we turn off the technology as parents to enable creativity to begin.
It can be difficult to get your kids to be on board with helping around the house. You want to help them understand responsibilities but it just seems too hard to get anyone to do anything.
We’ve had some years under our belt and have found a solution that has really worked in our family. The kids understand their responsibilities and we work together as a family team to keep the house functioning.
In this episode, we share these ideas and how you could take them into your family.
So many of us aren’t able to go home” for the holidays. It’s hard to know what to do during the holiday season because you live far away, work inhibits you from having time off or it’s just too expensive to get back.
We share our experience of being away from family and close friends during the holidays and how we’ve made it less lonely and have invited others into our traditions. It’s made our holidays feel warm and joyful.
Early in our marriage, Maya used to run and avoid any disagreements we had in our relationship and Patrick would try to get everything worked out right in the moment. Over the years, we learned this did not work for either of our personalities.
It has taken us time to learn how to honor one another's unique ways we need to come to a solution when things get heated. We’re sharing how we have grown in the way we fight and argue now.
We found Christmas to be such a crazy time and we didn’t like that feel of the season. So we came up with some ways to slow down as a family and create simple memories that focus on our relationships and time together with our Advent calendar.
We share the story of our family’s Advent calendar and how we created a way for you to slow down with your family during the Christmas season.
Our whole family loves reading but it has been a process to get everyone on board with a love for books. We share some ideas of how our kids have come to love reading and how we foster this in our family.
We love living in the city of London as a family. Our family just fits in the city and has adjusted to city life after living in the suburbs. We’re sharing some of the things that look different when you live in the city as a family.
We have a rule in our house that our kids can ask us anything and we will try our best to answer honestly. But we have ran into a couple things that we realized they just didn’t need to know the answer.
Do you work together with your spouse in a business or has this past year of Covid had you at home with your spouse more?
We’re going to talk about some things we’ve learned over the years of working together and being in the same space a lot. We’ve worked together in business for over 13 years so we have a few things we’ve learned but we are still always learning.
If you are a parent, you probably spend a lot of time with your children, but there are ways to make intentional times to build the connections within your family. We certainly don’t have this all figured out but we’ve picked up some ideas along our parenting journey and are sharing with you in this episode.