Outnumbered the Podcast

Outnumbered the Podcast

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Join Audrey and Bonnie, homeschooling moms to a combined total of 18 children, as they explore the joyfully chaotic side of motherhood including managing your own expectations and parenting intentionally. Whether sharing tips for loving your body after pr


Summer Activities: Tips and Ideas for Thriving this Summer {Episode 73}
Jun 2 • 37 min
This year has been bizarre, scary and full of the unexpected…and there’s no end in sight! If you’re feeling overwhelmed and emotionally tapped out, we’re here for you and we’ve got lots of ideas to help you and your family stay positive. We heard all your…
Guest Heather of Alpine Baby Co: Juggling an online business, family farm & extreme pregnancy illness {Episode 72}
May 26 • 34 min
In this episode, Bonnie & Audrey visit with Heather of Alpine Baby Company. She shares the ins and outs of running her business including what parts she controls and what parts she outsources. We also chat about her amazing family farm and building their…
Prioritizing What Matters {Episode 71}
May 19 • 39 min
During this crazy, chaotic time of global pandemic, so many of us have been ruminating on the things that matter most. If you’ve come out of this quarantine with a firm determination to live your life differently than before, this is the episode for you!…
Navigating Financial Hardship with Guests Centsai Financial {Episode 70}
May 11
In this episode, we share our conversation with Dan & Kay of Centsai Financial. They guide us through short and long term financial advice. This topic is relevant for both dificult times of financial hardship, and normal everyday times. We love their…
Circle Time - It’s all about connection! {Episode 69}
May 5 • 35 min
What is circle time? For us, circle time is connection time. In this episode we discuss WHAT circle time means to us, WHEN we fit it in, WHY this time is a priority for us, and share tips on HOW to implement it. Then we share what our current cirle time…
Teach the Kid, Not the Lesson {episode 68}
Apr 28 • 44 min
We’re opening up about the one major mindset shift we recommend to every new (or reluctant) homeschooling mama: focus on the child, instead of the educational material! We offer some background into what this mindset looks like, why this shift in thinking…
Grace vs Excuse - How to manage yourself and others {Episode 67}
Apr 21 • 43 min
Grace vs Excuse, sound complicated, right? Nope! In this episode, we discuss grace vs excuse in ourselves, teaching it to our children, and using and dealing with it in others. We’re really excited to offer you this encouraging and uplifting episode.…
Finding Meaning in Quarantine with Guest Rachel Nielson {Episode 66}
Apr 14 • 32 min
Welcome back! We’re thrilled to bring you a very special guest today: Rachel Nielson, host of the super successful podcast 3 in 30: Takeaways for Moms. Rachel helps tens of thousands of mothers every week feel confident and joyful in their attempts at…
Overcoming 7 Main Homeschool Obstacles {Episode 65}
Apr 7 • 38 min
If you’re having difficulty overcoming homeschool obstacles, you need this episode! Bonnie & Audrey discuss teh 7 main obstacles parents are faced with when homeschooling. They offer helpful advice and their tried and true tips from their 35+ years…
5 Tools for Battling Body Image Issues as a Mom {Episode 64}
Mar 31 • 40 min
Being a mom takes a HUGE toll on our bodies, from bearing and birthing babies, to breastfeeding, to just caring for children in general. Women tend to suffer much more often than men from the effect of unrealistic societal expectations for our bodies; add…
Disaster Preparedness: How to be Physically, Psychologically & Spiritually Ready for Anything {Episode 63}
Mar 24 • 40 min
In this episode, Bonnie & Audrey discuss how to prepare for the unexpected. It’s better to be prepared for a disaster than to be caught unawares. We discuss three ways to prepare Physically food shelter clothing leaving your home when necessary 2.…
Guest Mary Jordan: Infertility Journey and Running Your Home Like a Business {Episode 62}
Mar 17 • 39 min
Today’s guest is Mary Jordan, a homeschooling mom of 4 kids and one of Bonnie’s close personal friends. Mary shares her heartbreaking and beautiful story of infertility including adoption, foster care, IVF and more, as well as some fantastic tips for…
Dealing with Separation Anxiety {Episode 61}
Mar 10 • 27 min
Having quiet, alone time is essential to every parent’s sanity and happiness but what to do when you’ve got needy kids who won’t let you leave? Today’s episode is a deep dive on how to handle kids who tend to experience separation anxiety. It’s…
Parasites: How we get them, how to get rid of them {Episode 60}
Mar 2 • 36 min
Ewww! Parasites in kids, who wants to discuss that? But we feel this is really important information for parents to have for the benefit of their kids health. In this episode, we discuss some general information about what are parasites anyway? How we get…
Family Friendly Activities for ALL Ages! {Episode 59}
Feb 24 • 38 min
So many of you have requested ideas for family activities that appeal to ALL ages! Our children’s ages ranges from infant to adult so we’ve got some experience finding things to do together that everyone enjoys. Whether it’s a wholesome game night, a trip…
Teething, Baby Teeth, and more! {Episode 58}
Feb 18 • 31 min
This toothsome episode is all about teeth! (Sorry, couldn’t help it…) In this episode, we’re chatting all about teething, baby teeth, loosing teeth, growing teeth, tooth stories, the tooth fairy, and more! You’ll want to refer back to this one whenever…
When Your Spouse Travels {Episode 57}
Feb 10 • 31 min
If your spouse travels regularly for work then you know a little about the stress and chaos that comes with part-time single parenting! Join Audrey and Bonnie as they share 3 key things to remember and 6 tips for surviving when you’re the parent left…
Goal Setting for Kids {Episode 56}
Feb 3 • 37 min
In a companion episode to our Goalsetting for Mom’s Episode, in this episode we discuss helping kids make and reach their goals. We discuss the 3 areas in which kids usually make goals and then share our thoughts and tips for helping then attain them.…
Our 1 Year Anniversary: The Kids Take Over! {Episode 55}
Jan 28 • 24 min
We are so thrilled to announce that Outnumbered the Podcast has been live for 1 full year! We launched in January 2019 with 3 episodes and have continued to produce weekly content for all of you because we LOVE to do it. We’ve heard so much amazing…
Everyday Intention {Episode 54}
Jan 21 • 34 min
Being a mom (or dad) can be a nonstop whirlwind of diapers, dinners and meltdowns; so many of us just default to survival mode, especially when our children are little. We’re here to say that living with intention can be as simple as changing our thought…
Guest Autumn Nelson: Blending and Raising a MEGA Family {Episode 53}
Jan 14 • 32 min
Our guest today is Autumn Nelson, a homeschooling mom to TWENTY children. She and her husband are some of the most inspiring people we know and you will just love her story. She reminds us that anyone live their dream and find joy in it, even if it seems…
Goal Setting for Moms {Episode 52}
Jan 7 • 34 min
Goals, goals, goals! Everyone’s talking about them at the beginning of a new year… So we decided to share 10 tips for making goals that will guarentee success. (We promise #8 is succeeding. Promise!) Mentioned in this episode: Episode 31 on Working Moms…
The Myth of Balance in Motherhood {Episode 51}
Dec 31, 2019 • 28 min
It seems that everyone is seeking for “balance” these days: in work, parenting, hobbies and more. But the real question is, does balance even exist? Is there, perhaps, a better question we could be asking ourselves as we evaluate our progress in the past…
Fitness For Every Mom: Real bodies, real health {Episode 50}
Dec 24, 2019 • 51 min
Fitness for moms, post pregnancy and beyond! Bonnie and Audrey cover this topic in 3 areas: motivation to get fit, methods, and tips for staying fit. It’s so easy as a hard working mother to let yourself, your health and your fitness become less important…
How to Raise Moral Kids: 3 Steps for Teaching {Episode 49}
Dec 17, 2019 • 27 min
Every parent wants their children to grow up to be kind, moral adults who are confident in choosing right vs. wrong. But how do we instill our most heartfelt values into our children? In this episode, Audrey and Bonnie share their top 3 takeaways for…
Alternative Holiday Traditions: How to Celebrate Intentionally {Episode 48}
Dec 10, 2019 • 28 min
Have you ever stressed out over a holiday tradition and wondered why you’re still celebrating that way? Or maybe it’s easy for you to allow the agenda of family members and friends override your own holiday priorities? If so, this is the episode for you!…
Waterbirth: Pros, Cons and Lots of Stories! {Episode 47}
Dec 2, 2019 • 48 min
Bonnie and Audrey discuss everything related to waterbirth. They share some pros and cons, and then they share many stories of their own personal experiences with waterbirth. Mentioned in this episode: Waterbirth International Gentle Birth Choices book…
Guest Miranda Anderson: Minimalism with Kids & Cultivating more Adventure {Episode 46}
Nov 26, 2019 • 50 min
We’re thrilled to present today’s guest: blogger, podcaster, and now published author, Miranda Anderson! Miranda share some amazing wisdom with us about living an intentional, creative life by choosing adventures and an abundance mentality over the…
Stress Free Holidays - 5 Ways to Eliminate Stress {Episode 45}
Nov 19, 2019 • 41 min
If you think it’s not possible to go through the holidays without stress, we’ve got your back! In this episode, we identify and discuss tips for 5 main holiday stressors. After listening to this episode and applying our tips, you too will enjoy the…
Raising Girls in the Modern Society {Episode 44}
Nov 12, 2019 • 46 min
As a companion episode to last week’s talk on raising boys, we’re chatting about girls and all the wonderful, scary things involved in raising them! Being parents to girls means dealing with dresses, dollies, periods, emotions, dating and preparing for…
Raising Boys in the Modern Society {Episode 43}
Nov 5, 2019 • 46 min
Raising boys can be such a heart wrenching experience! Between their 2 families, Bonnie and Audrey are raising 9 boys from ages 6 months to 19. They share their experiences, successes, failures and lessons learned. Everything from puberty to gender rolls,…
Guest Andee Martineau: Choosing Connection over Correction in Parenting {Episode 42}
Oct 29, 2019 • 48 min
We love bringing experts on the show to share their knowledge with you all and we’re especially excited to include some great parenting knowledge in today’s episode! Andee Martineau is a mother of 6 and a coach to moms everywhere who are struggling to…
Potty Training & Bed Wetting {Episode 41}
Oct 22, 2019 • 36 min
Potty training has to be one of the most stressful and overwhelming events of a young mom’s life! Coupled with bed wetting, training a child to use the toilet appropriately is a big job, but it doesn’t have to be impossible! After potty training a…
Kids and Money: Education, experience and the allowance debate! {Episode 40}
Oct 14, 2019 • 40 min
Teaching kids about money! In this episode, Bonnie and Audrey share all about how they go about teaching their kids about money. They answer the great allowance question, give advice on helping kids understand money concepts, and offer resources for…
Feeding Time at the Zoo: Tips and Tricks for Meal Time {Episode 39}
Oct 8, 2019 • 46 min
Has meal time got you down? Don’t fret! Audrey and Bonnie are back with another episode, this one all about the logistics behind feeding your wild ones. Whether you struggle with what to feed your kids, how to avoid the dinner time hustle or how to…
Sibling Rivalry {Episode 38}
Sep 30, 2019 • 38 min
When kids fight…ugh! This week Bonnie & Audrey discuss sibling rivaly. They talk about the funniest/most desperate thing they’ve done to deal with fighting kids, tips for how to prevent sibling rivalry before it starts, and why it’s so important to them…
Stay at Home Moms {Episode 37}
Sep 24, 2019 • 41 min
A companion to our Working Moms episode (31,) this episode is all about Stay at Home Moms! In this episode, we dive deep into the topic of staying at home with your kids. Pros and cons from both within and society at large. This episode is brought to you…
Special Needs Kids with Guest Melissa Esplin {Episode 36}
Sep 17, 2019 • 58 min
This week we’re welcoming guest Melissa Esplin, talented calligrapher and blogger, to chat with us about special needs kids and her own family’s experience raising a child with developmental delays. Melissa’s no-nonsense and positive approach to her son…
Homeschool 101: The What, Why and How! {Episode 35}
Sep 9, 2019 • 46 min
We get asked about homeschooling almost more than anything else! Today we’re answering some basic questions about why we homeschool, what that looks like and some of the pros and cons of educating our children at home!.W hether you’re just curious or have…
Kids & Emergencies - Preparing for the unexpected {Episode 34}
Sep 3, 2019 • 44 min
We hope emergencies never happen, but we urge you to be prepared just in case. Bonnie & Audrey discuss water safety, fire safety, local weather emergencies, seizures, and the contents of their first aid kits. Mentioned in this episode: shan.tripp on…
Mom Brain: Better for you than you might think! {Episode 33}
Aug 27, 2019 • 40 min
Mom Brain…that special thing moms have where they can’t remember words, forget their shoes (or children!) and show up for appointments on the wrong day. In this episode, we dive deep into the brains of mothers to discover more about Mom Brain, and…
One-on-one Time with Kids {Episode #32}
Aug 20, 2019 • 43 min
“How do spend one-on-one time with each child?” is the question we get asked most often as moms of large families. The answer may surprise you! In this episode, Bonnie and Audrey explore the construct of quality time with kids: what that looks like, how…
Working Moms {Episode #31}
Aug 13, 2019 • 31 min
Motherhood is a big job all on its own, but add in a job outside of the home and life gets just plain crazy! Audrey and I dive deep on the WHY of working away from our families, the cons of being over-scheduled and the guilt we face when trying to balance…
Guest Janssen of Everyday Reading: Inspiring a love of reading {Episode 30}
Aug 6, 2019 • 38 min
In this episode, we chat with Janssen all about books and reading. An avid reader and book lover, Janssen inspires a love of reading and books in everyone. We also discuss London Littles, audiobooks, and reading in college and as an adult. Mentioned in…
Kids & Manners {Episode 29}
Jul 30, 2019 • 44 min
Teaching kids about manners…essential! In this episode, Bonnie & Audrey cover 30 different manners across 4 sections for helping kids learn good manners. Lively and upbeat, this episode is filled with lots of laughter and stories of their kids…
Family Planning {Episode 28}
Jul 23, 2019 • 32 min
Choosing when to grow your family and how many children to have are BIG decisions with lots of heavy, emotional factors involved! While we can’t tell you how to make these personal decisions, we can share our own experiences and a little peek into what’s…
Mother’s Intuition {Episode 27}
Jul 16, 2019 • 41 min
Today’s episode is about something weird, otherworldly and a bit hard to define: mother’s intuition! If you’ve ever had a nagging thought, felt a spiritual nudge or just an inclination about something regarding your children, then you know what we’re…
Guest Rachel Kovac: Homeschooling & Adoption and more {Episode 26}
Jul 9, 2019 • 43 min
We are delighted to interview Rachel Kovac, mom to 6 and woman of many talents blogging at Stitched Together. Rachel shares about the Wild & Free homeschooling community of which she is a prominent member. We also discuss her homeschooling rhythm and…
How to Afford Kids - Food, Shelter, Clothing, & Everything Else (including college!!) {Episode 25}
Jul 1, 2019 • 55 min
We both often get asked “How do you afford all those kids!” This week we’re sharing tons of tips and advice on exatly how we make ends meet with large families. We’ve divided this topic into 4 parts; food, shelter, clothing and everything else including…
Loneliness in Motherhood: Prevention, Solutions and Helping Others {Episode 24}
Jun 25, 2019 • 34 min
If you’re a mom, you’re probably no stranger to loneliness. Whether it’s after quitting your full-time job, having a new baby, moving to a new city or just the daily stress of caring for multiple small children, being a mom is often a lonely job. Join us…
Kids & Toy Management {Episode 23}
Jun 18, 2019 • 33 min
Where there are kids, there are toys! And they can accumulate quickly, so today’s episode is all about managing those toys. The recent Mario Kondo craze and our own desires to bring some order to the toy chaos prompted us to share our thoughts and systems…
Traveling with Kids {Episode 22}
Jun 11, 2019 • 33 min
It’s summer time and vacations are upon us! Traveling with kids isn’t always easy or stress-free but this episode includes some tried and true tips for you to get the most out of traveling with toddlers, teens and everyone in between. Whether you’re…
Breastfeeding: Advice, Tips, Weaning & Resources {Episode 21}
Jun 3, 2019 • 34 min
Bonnie and Audrey tackle the topic of breastfeeding in today’s episode. With a combined total of 23+ years of experience, they cover advantages of breastfeeding, difficulties in breastfeeding, breastfeeding twins, extended breastfeeding and tip and…
Survival Times: How to Recognize, Cope and Adapt When Trials Hit {Episode 20}
May 28, 2019 • 35 min
Have you ever gone through a situation that just flattened you emotionally, physically or spiritually? Grief, trauma, the birth of a baby, a cross-country move or any number of life changes can cause us to go into survival mode. It can seem overwhelming…
Talking to kids about sex: The good, the bad, and the awkward! {Episode 19}
May 20, 2019 • 37 min
Today Bonnie and Audrey tackle the topic of sex education. Talking to kids about sex is an important parenting task. We cover this in 4 parts; 1- Why to have the talk, 2- What age to give them which information, 3- How to cover the specifics and 4- How…
Kids and Tantrums: Preventing tantrums and dealing with tantrums in progress {Episode 18}
May 13, 2019 • 41 min
Temper tantrums. What a fun topic! In this episode Bonnie & Audrey share their tips and tactics for dealing with tantrums in kids. We’re not psychological experts, just 2 moms who have dealt with a lot of tantrums! Audrey recommends: Baby Sign Language…
Mother’s Day with Pulling Curls, Friday We’re in Love and Delia Creates {Episode 17}
May 6, 2019 • 43 min
Happy Mother’s Day! We have a special gift for you this week. In this episode, Bonnie and Audrey interview 3 supermoms, asking them questions, and then letting them turn the tables and ask a question themselves! Find Hilary at Pulling Curls Hilary’s book…
How to Find Time for Your Passions {Episode 16}
Apr 30, 2019 • 35 min
Ever feel like motherhood defines your life? Reclaim part of your identity by working on a business or a passion project! Don’t feel like you have the time? We’re here to help! We’re sharing our tried and true tips for MAKING time for what you care about,…
Kids and Cell Phones {Episode 15}
Apr 23, 2019 • 49 min
Navigating the digital information age as a parent is tricky stuff! Today we’re talking about cell phones and other devices in regards to our kids; specifically how to decide if they’re ready, what to watch out for and how to help kids who may already be…
Special Q&A Episode {Episode 14}
Apr 15, 2019 • 51 min
Bonnie and Audrey take some time to answer many of the questions they frequently get asked about raising large families. Enjoy this special questions and answer episode, content created just for you! Audrey recommends: Dumbing us Down by John Taylor Gatto
Picky Eaters {Episode 13}
Apr 9, 2019 • 38 min
You’re in luck! Today the Outnumbered Moms, Bonnie & Audrey, share their best tips for dealing with picky eaters. From getting kids involved with food choices to helping them work through those times when the plate is in front of them and they…
Intentional Parenting {Episode 12}
Apr 2, 2019 • 32 min
Parenting is difficult enough but it’s extra hard when people question your decisions! Today’s episode talks about how to confront those decisions with confidence and courage, even when we’re getting backlash, and be the best parents we can for our unique…
Kids and Laundry {Episode 11}
Mar 26, 2019 • 39 min
In this episode, Audrey & Bonnie share all their best tips to help with the laundry! From pre-laundry decisions to getting the kids involved, by the time you’re finished with this episode, you’ll be motivated to attack that laundry pile again! Show notes:…
Guest Kimberly Coffin: Work-Life Balance & Confronting PPD {Episode 10}
Mar 19, 2019 • 41 min
Today’s episode is our very first guest interview! We are thrilled to introduce you to Kimberly Coffin, the amazingly talented blogger and YouTuber behind Sweet Red Poppy. Kim reveals how she manages to run a successful blog, including creating gorgeous…
Mom Guilt {Episode 9}
Mar 12, 2019 • 30 min
Are you one of the millions of moms who experiences Mom Guilt? If so, Bonnie and Audrey have packed this episode full of advice, tips, reassurances, and how to combat those internal and external voices that cause Mom Guilt. Bonnie recommends: Girl Wash…
Kids and Sleep {Episode 8}
Mar 5, 2019 • 42 min
Is there anything all moms need more than a good night’s sleep? Bonnie and Audrey tackle the frustrating (and often polarizing) subject of how, where and when to get your kids to sleep! We’re sharing what the experts say about how much sleep each kid…
Pregnancy Part 2 {Episode 7}
Feb 26, 2019 • 41 min
We’re back for part 2 of our pregnancy series! In this episode Bonnie and Audrey are talking about the 3rd trimester, preparing for birth and how to survive the postpartum days and weeks ahead. We’ll talk about the good, the bad and the ugly, including…
Pregnancy Part 1{Episode 6}
Feb 19, 2019 • 37 min
The Outnumbered moms, Bonnie and Audrey have so much to say about pregnancy that this is part 1 of 2 episodes on the topic! In part 1 we cover pre-pregnancy days, and the first trimester and second trimester. You can be sure that with all the kids we…
Kids and a New Sibling {Episode 5}
Feb 12, 2019 • 33 min
New baby on the way? In this episode we discuss so many ways to get your other child or children ready for the new baby. We cover preparing the former baby for the new baby, preparing older children for the new baby, preparing kids for when you are away…
Your Own Brand of Motherhood {Episode 4}
Feb 5, 2019 • 29 min
Today’s episode is just the encouragement you need to let go of mom guilt, others’ expectations of you and all your preconceived notions of what motherhood should look like. Join us as we explore the idea that both our strengths and our weaknesses are…
When You Wanna Quit {Episode 3}
Jan 29, 2019 • 36 min
It may sound drastic, but have you ever wanted to quit being a mom and never look back? We have. It’s not a fun or popular thing to admit but we want to make sure that any other moms out there who are struggling know they’re not alone! Motherhood is a…
Kids and Chores {Episode 2}
Jan 29, 2019 • 35 min
Chores!!! Does any kid (or mom!) enjoy them? In this episode, we discuss 3 reasons WHY it’s beneficial for kids to do chores. We also have helpful suggestions for age appropriate chores and a printable for you. Last of all we answer that burning question:…
Introduction {Episode 1}
Jan 21, 2019 • 26 min
Welcome to Outnumbered! We’re so glad you’re here.We’re your hosts, Bonnie and Audrey and we’re EACH moms to 8 children, and both expecting our 9th! We run crazy, insane households but we really enjoy our callings as mothers and can’t wait to help you…