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Growth Mindset is Crucial for Our Kids, BUT What About Us?
Nov 11 • 45 min
Carol Dweck’s groundbreaking work on mindset has influenced so much of the way we talk about growth and success. In fact, our children’s school district is currently restructuring their teaching program to incorporate the concept of growth mindset! In…
When Kids are Sick and Toddlers Feel Unbearable
Nov 4 • 42 min
Every parent experiences their kids getting sick. In this episode, we explore how we can engage in wholehearted parenting even on those days when they aren’t feeling well. We also discuss some questions from listeners about what to do when toddlers seem…
Making Education Awesome
Oct 28 • 51 min
We live in a time when there are SOO many fantastic options for educating our kids (and ourselves!) formally and informally. We have had many parents ask us about our take on how to enhance the process of learning in our families. There seems to be a lot…
Why Kids (and adults!) Need to Connect to Nature
Oct 21 • 54 min
As the weather outside gets colder, it becomes easier and easier to stay inside. Even when it is warm outside, the comforts of our homes and offices sometimes keep us in. However, going outside into the wild offers us soooo many benefits, from improved…
Finding the Magic of Birth
Oct 14 • 54 min
In this episode, we indulge in talking about one of our favorite subjects—birth. Many of our listeners have asked us about our birth stories and for advice on how to approach the birthing process with joy instead of fear. We share our own personal…
Our Take on the Grit Phenomenon
Oct 7 • 43 min
Grit has become a buzzword in the self-help world thanks to some amazing research that has linked it to success. Grit is connected to courage, resolve, and strength of character. We believe grit is worth cultivating in our society as everything gets…
Encouraging Independent Play and Letting Go of Guilt
Sep 30 • 43 min
As parents, many of us feel guilty that we aren’t engaging in play enough with our kids. Or, we feel guilty that our kids aren’t playing enough on their own to develop their imagination and instead spend lots of time in front of screens. Either way, there…
Finding Joy and Enthusiasm in Every Day
Sep 23 • 46 min
Have you ever been in the rut of the everyday? It can feel like a slog at times moving from one mundane task to the next. This shows up magnified in parenting when we are stuck on the treadmill of cleaning up spills, changing diapers, driving carpool,…
Essentialism / Permission to do less but better
Sep 16 • 35 min
We are so excited to review Essentialism by Greg Mckeown on this episode! We thought this book and giving our take on how to live true to your essentials would be a perfect follow up to the digital detox / finding solitude episode as creating that white…
Finding Solitude Through Digital Minimalism
Sep 9 • 57 min
Sweet sweet SWEET solitude. Sometimes I classify solitude as going to the bathroom alone or hiding in my closet for a couple extra minutes! As people of this social connected, news blasted time in history we rarely find quiet moments of PEACE to ourselves…
Parenting when Exhausted, TODDLERS & Fostering Imaginary Play
Sep 4 • 39 min
Today we answer questions from our awesome listeners! We address how to stay present and wholehearted while in the midst of parental sleep deprived exhaustion, how to survive with toddlers at the park while trying to feed a newborn, and how to help…
Putting Connection With Our Spouse First
Aug 26 • 52 min
We can get lost in parenting. One more diaper, another meal to clean up, another practice to run to. How can we connect with our spouse while parenting? Today we talk about both emotional and physical intimacy and give a few tips on how to cultivate it.…
Putting Connection First
Aug 19 • 38 min
We all know connection is important, but sometimes we have a hard time knowing what we are doing to either foster of break our connections with the ones we love most. Today we explore what connection looks like, and how our ability to nurture connection…
Our Favorite Parenting Wisdom
Aug 13 • 26 min
Today we are posting at the beach at the Oregon Coast! We have two special guests, and we talk about the best parenting advice we have ever received. Enjoy! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
HOW TO Eat with Intuition
Aug 5 • 40 min
Eating is part of everyone’s life, and yet so many people struggle with having a healthy relationship with food. Before we can hope of helping our children grow into adults who are at peace with food, it is so important to model it ourselves. In this…
French Kids Eat Everything (and so can YOURS!)
Aug 5 • 61 min
Do your kids have trouble sitting for meals? Trying new foods? Are they constantly snacking and refusing to eat at meal times and do you find yourself cooking extra meals just for them? Sometimes food power struggles run our home and created unwanted…
Authoritative Parenting / Arguably the MOST Effective Parenting Style
Jul 21 • 29 min
Do ever just wish for a simple breakdown of how to be the most effective parent? Parenting is so tricky and unique to each family situation but there are some tried and true rules that can help guide you. This episode we are breaking down the four basic…
Tapping Into the Abundance Inside Us
Jul 15 • 36 min
In this episode, we talk about how to approach our life from a place of abundance instead of scarcity by tapping into the emotions we all have access to. What is it that we feel like we truly want? A certain amount of money? A better marriage? And…
Finding Peaceful Simplicity in Your Summer
Jul 8 • 37 min
Summer is here! This beautiful season can be exhausting. In today’s episode we are talking about simplifying in this season as well as some tips to find peace in less that ideal circumstances. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
Raising Adults Pt.2 / Healthy Praise
Jul 1 • 45 min
Is praise a springboard or a trap? Everybody loves praise, right? But not all praise is created equally. Some praise encourages our children to develop grit, confidence, and resilience, while other kinds of praise can hinder our children and discourage…
Raising Adults Pt.1 / How to Avoid Overparenting
Jun 24 • 38 min
Do you ever feel like you are caught in the trap of overparenting? Today we talk about fostering independence in our kids using inspiration from the book How to Raise and Adult by Julie Lythcott-Hainsworth. As the Dean of Freshman at Stanford University,…
Sharing, Bedtime Boundaries & Extra Needy Babies
Jun 17 • 29 min
On this episode, Felica offers advice on a few of our common listener questions. She addresses sharing (do we have the teach our kids to ALWAYS share? We don’t as adults…), the lovely bedtime boundaries that we all navigate, and what to do when you have a…
When Other People Disagree with Your Parenting
Jun 11 • 35 min
We are all trying to do our best as parents, but as we adopt the wholehearted parenting philosophy, we might encounter resistance from people around us. Many of those people are well meaning, and some are not. It can be difficult because parenting is,…
Curbing Your Screen Attachment
Jun 3 • 49 min
We all know that kids need healthy boundaries around screen time, but what about us adults? There are fewer statistics on what it does to our health and brains, but wow—the research that has been done is…alarming. Technology is AWESOME, but it turns out…
Make Your Morning Routine Happen!
May 27 • 53 min
We all know morning routines are important. This time of self care and energy management has the capacity to improve how we feel about our lives and how we show up for the people we love every day. Then why is it so hard sometimes to actually do? Today we…
Creating Healthy Family Attachments
May 20 • 38 min
Nobody likes it when their toddlers misbehave. But what about older children, tweens and teens? Acting out happens at every age. Misbehavior is often a way kids “ping” to figure out where they stand with you. Most kids are simply disoriented. This…
HOW TO Give Directions Kids Follow
May 12 • 37 min
Do you find yourself repeating everything a million times or getting into endless arguments with your kids before they will (or won’t) do what you say?! We hope this episode helps! We are going to break down why most kids aren’t responding to their…
Staying Open to The Present
May 6 • 39 min
We cling to good experiences in our lives, and we attempt to close ourselves to bad ones. What’s wrong with that? This doesn’t allow either one to flow through us, and we often times end up losing the gift of the present moment when we do that. Have you…
Diffusing Sibling Rivalry
Apr 29 • 79 min
We get more questions about sibling conflict than any other topic! We know that how our kids get along can make or break our days. As parents we are the source of all our kids need, it is natural for them to feel resentment towards their siblings. In this…
HOW TO Turn Control into Intention
Apr 22 • 44 min
In this episode, we delve deeper into how disciplining from a place of true acceptance is far more powerful than from a place based on expectation and control. Acceptance does not mean parenting from a passive stat of allowance of indulgence. In fact, it…
Letting Go of Expectation / Discipline Pt. 3
Apr 15 • 37 min
Children are wonderful teachers. We learn so much about ourselves during the journey of parenting. When our kids do something that drives us crazy, it is an opportunity for us to look inside of us. Kids don’t trigger us, we trigger ourselves. This concept…
The Pause / Discipline pt. 2
Apr 9 • 41 min
Today we introduce the concept of The Pause. It is the idea that really first turned Felica on to the concept of wholehearted parenting. It is a quite magical technique that helps make so many parenting situations not only easier but more filled with…
Holding Boundaries / Discipline Pt.1
Apr 1 • 44 min
This is the first episode in our series on discipline! We are so excited to guide you through this respectful parenting journey. Even in the moments that seem so simple you can parent with love and respect without compromising your connection to your…
HOW TO Embrace Childhood
Mar 25 • 35 min
As parents, days sometimes feel like they will never end, and yet as we look back at our child’s life, it seems to have flown by. Within 5 minutes, we can go from feeling like we are going to pull our hair out, to feeling like our hearts are going to…
Finding Light Through Hard Times
Mar 18 • 37 min
In our reviews we’ve had many questions from listeners struggling to break out of a rut! Whether you’ve had a loss, are in the grind of parenting little children everyday or have simply plateaued this episode is for you! If we can find peace within our…
Wholehearted Loss & Grief
Mar 11 • 50 min
None of us get through this life without dealing with loss of some kind or another. We lose loved ones, experience the grief associated with loss of expectations, and many experience betrayal and our own regret. In a family, we not only have our own grief…
Tantrums, Screen Time & Breaking out of a Funk
Mar 4 • 39 min
It’s our 10th episode! We have had so much amazing feedback so we decided to answer a few of our most asked questions on limiting screen time, dealing with BIG emotions and toddler tantrums and how to break out of a funk when you’re stuck! Books we…
Comparison vs. Contentment
Feb 25 • 34 min
Let’s face it, we are living in a world of comparison. We see all the achievement of others and none of the downfall. We are over exerting ourselves while simultaneously feeling like we aren’t doing enough. When in reality we only have this exact moment…
Parenting with Unconditional Love
Feb 18 • 37 min
This episode is close to our hearts. It’s the core of our personal purpose for this podcast. We want everyone to feel safe being themselves, because in the end, that’s all we really can be—just the best, most authentic version of ourselves. When we react…
What is Love? Cultivating Unconditional Love
Feb 11 • 37 min
Do you feel like your love for yourself or your spouse is conditional? With Valentine’s day around the corner it feels like a good time to talk about love. There are so many misconceptions about connection and love. This episode we are sharing some of the…
How To: Create Pockets of Peace
Feb 4 • 32 min
The daily grind of life has a tendency to make some of us feel squeezed, so today we are going to talk about preserving or creating pockets of daily decompression time. We get a lot of comments and requests from people describing how they just feel like…
Emotions Pt.2 OTHER People’s Emotions
Jan 28 • 28 min
Next to our processing our own emotions, we usually deal with a lot of negative emotions from others. For most people, this can create so much distress, whether it be their children or spouse’s unhappiness, the anger of their boss, etc. Today on the…
Emotions Pt.1 YOUR Emotions
Jan 21 • 21 min
Who doesn’t want a little more magic in their life? We explore the word magic and talk about what we do to bring more of it in our life. The key is being in the present moment, but how do we actually do that? It’s all about how we handle our emotions,…
Discovering YOUR Life Essentials
Jan 14 • 32 min
At the end of most days, do you feel like you are failing or succeeding? We will help you discover for yourself what is essential for YOU to become your best self and to feel like you are succeeding. Most of us spend most of our day doing important…
Morning Routines for a 30 day transformation
Jan 11 • 28 min
Taralyn’s morning routines. Meet Taralyn! My cohost for Find the Magic! She is sharing her morning routines in this insightful episode. Hone your perfect morning routine! We are breaking down our morning routines and tools to make them happen. Book :…
Hone Your Morning Routine
Jan 3 • 14 min
Hone your perfect morning routine! We are breaking down our morning routines and tools to make them happen. Book : https://amzn.to/2RwRmMp Meditations: Kelly Howell, Tara Brach, Headspace, Loving Kindness —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…