Monica Swanson, author of Boy Mom and Raising Amazing , and blogger at monicaswanson.com, shares encouragement and inspiration for raising amazing kids and buil...
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Using Influence for Good (Good), with YouTuber, Matt Scharff
How would you respond if one of your kids told you they wanted to drop out of college and become a YouTuber? In case that topic has already come up in your home (or if, like me, you have just wondered how in the world you’d respond if it did!) today’s episode will give you a ton of insight…wand encouragement!My son Levi is a huge fan of the YouTube Golf sensation (and brand) “GoodGood Golf.” (GoodGood might compare to Dude Perfect in the world of golf.) In that group, Levi’s favorite golfer is Matt Scharff. When we recently noticed that Matt had John 3:16 written on all of his golf caps, we were intrigued. I reached out to Matt to see if he’d be willing to share his story on my podcast. He said yes! And the rest…is in today’s episode.I think you will love Matt and appreciate hearing his journey from “traditional family background, serious college student” to dropping out of college to pursue a YouTube career. He shares about how this went down with his parents (yikes!), and offers us advice in case we find ourselves in his parents’ position. He also tells us about his recent spiritual journey which has inspired him to put John 3:16 on his caps. (That, of course, is my favorite part of the story.) And at the end, Matt’s words to us parents…priceless! Invite your kids to listen and then visit my show notes to find and follow Matt and the crew over at GoodGood Golf!Find more information and show notes at:www.monicaswanson.com/Matt-ScharffPodcast page (for all episodes) www.monicaswanson.com/podcastAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Losing Their Home (but not Their Perspective) in the Maui Fire, with my friend Jes Claydon
People all over the world have been shocked and saddened by the tragic fire that recently destroyed the iconic town of Lahaina, on Maui. This is the deadliest fire in US history to date, and there is a long road ahead of healing and rebuilding. Yet, in the midst of all of the news, blaming, and politics, I think it is helpful to hear from real families who have been affected by the fire. And I happen to know an incredibly special family who was willing to share their story.Our friends, the Claydons, have been the Maui area Young Life leaders for a long time, and they are very integrated into the Lahaina community. They always referred to their Lahaina home as “God’s house” where they kept the doors open to countless students and visitors. In today’s episode, Jes Claydon joins us to share her family’s story from the fire. While they did lose their home, they have incredible perspective and a heart to continue to serve their community in whatever way God leads them. Jes is fun to talk to (even in a time of tragedy!) and her faith and attitude will inspire you to face whatever you might be going through as well. She also shares some ways you might help the victims of the fire and the rebuilding process at the end of the episode. I hope you feel like you are hanging out with Jes and I for this very special conversation. Find more information and show notes at:www.monicaswanson.com/mauifirePodcast page (for all episodes) www.monicaswanson.com/podcastAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Coffee Date, with Announcements, Updates, and Questions for YOU!
Welcome to my first ever “Coffee Date” Podcast episode! (Hopefully not the last!) If you’ve been around long, you might know how much I love a good coffee date with a friend. I’ve done many virtual coffee dates on my blog and via weekly emails (You can sign up for those at monicaswanson.com/subscribe) but today I hope you can join me on the podcast for some really exciting announcements, updates, and some things I hope you’ll give me feedback on!!In this episode I am announcing my next book (and how/why it came to be!)(I’m so excited!), as well as topics I hope to write + podcast on soon (can I get your vote…?) I talk a little bit about the recent tragic fire on Maui and my thoughts for those of you with vacations planned on Maui this year. And I also share some things about Dave and my background that most of you probably don’t know! I sincerely imagined we were having coffee together as I recorded this. So, whatever you’re doing, I hope you feel like we’re IRL friends in this episode. Then please go over to show notes to respond to a couple easy questions! ☺ www.monicaswanson.com/coffeedatePodcast page (for all episodes) www.monicaswanson.com/podcastAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Give Your Kids a Secure Foundation: Raising Amazing Chapter 5 with Monica and Dave
I am so happy to be back with another monthly podcast covering highlights from my book, Raising Amazing: Bringing up Kids Who Love God, Like Their Family, and Do the Dishes Without Being Asked! Today we get to cover Chapter Five: All about offering your kids a secure foundation through a healthy marriage.Most of us would agree that building a strong, healthy, and lasting marriage is one of the most important and beautiful, as well as one of the hardest things we will do in this lifetime. Yet, there may be nothing more important to your kids. In this episode Monica and Dave each share highlights from the chapter in Raising Amazing all about marriage. We cover the overlooked beauty of marriage vows and encouragement for single parents who want to pass on healthy perspectives on marriage to their kids. We also cover a packed list of ways you can nurture your marriage, even in the busy years of raising kids. Dave also pops in to share some “Words to the Dads” at the end. I hope some of the men can tune into this!Find a free download: 10 Amazing Date Night ideas in show notes: www.monicaswanson.com/Raising-Amazing-5Podcast page (for all episodes) www.monicaswanson.com/podcastAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
How to be a Worry-Free Parent, with Sissy Goff
Are you a worrier? Do your kids worry too? Sissy Goff, best-selling author and child-therapist (for over 30 years) wants to help parents overcome their tendency to worry. Because: worry is contagious – and an anxious, worry-prone parent is likely to raise kids who also worry. Fortunately, Sissy has good news. She has help for uncovering the roots of anxiety and suggestions for processing your anxiety rather than passing it on. With practical tools and helpful perspectives, Sissy helps will help you model bravery, faith, and healthy coping skills. I think you’ll find a ton of encouragement and hope in today’s interview. Find more information and show notes at: www.monicaswanson.com/sissy-goff Podcast page (for all episodes) www.monicaswanson.com/podcastAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Monica Swanson, author of Boy Mom and Raising Amazing , and blogger at monicaswanson.com, shares encouragement and inspiration for raising amazing kids and building strong families. Monica shares practical advice and biblical wisdom through honest conversations, interviews with experts, and light-hearted humor.
The Monica Swanson Podcast is a part of the Christian Parenting Podcast Network. To find practical and spiritual advice to help you grow into the parent you want to be visit www.ChristianParenting.org