Practically Speaking Mom: Intentional Mom, Strong Family

Practically Speaking Mom: Intentional Mom, Strong Family

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Do you long to be a more intentional mom but you feel overwhelmed or weary or just don’t have a clear path to the next step toward a successful family life? The Practically Speaking MOM, Val Harrison, is here to bring some order to the chaos and some ?


Putting the Pieces Together - A Mom’s Survival Guide - Parenting in Crisis, Episode 30.
Apr 6 • 19 min
Can Crisis Parenting and families celebrating Holy Week fit together? Well, it does this week! These two issues come together on the Practically Speaking MOM: Intentional Mom, Strong Family Podcast. Val talks about Essentials in Parenting, even in…
ScreenTime, Chores, Habits of Blessing - Help our kids GROW, even in a Pandemic. Plus, Mom, What’s Your Harriet Road? Episode 29
Mar 30 • 30 min
A SIMPLE SOLUTION to STOP the magnetic pull of the screen to your child is included among the ideas Val shares this week on our series Parenting in the Pandemic. You’ll learn about Val’s GROWTIME before SCREENTIME Checklist, a Blessings Calendar (to…
Parenting in the Pandemic. PLUS, Q&A on Root Parenting. Episode 28
Mar 23 • 31 min
Oh, Mom, how is your family holding up? Are you feeling confused, overwhelmed, and stunned? Since our current world crisis doesn’t seem near its end, we parents are looking at how to bring normalcy to this new and unusual reclusive life. I thought I…
Relationship Killers, Maintaining Influence & Mom, Are You Out of Order? Episode 27
Mar 16 • 29 min
So much parenting wisdom is tucked into this week’s episode. First, Val Harrison, The Practically Speaking MOM, reminds moms that INFLUENCE in our child’s heart is a PRIVILEGE and thus we must delicately guard it from relationship killers. Then Val…
Root Parenting: Digging Deeper into the Four Root Areas Behind Your Child’s Behavior, Episode 26
Mar 9 • 38 min
There’s so much going on below the surface in your child, and all of these things impact your child’s attitude and behavior. It’s our tendency to respond to the surface behavior without giving attention to the hidden mysteries of your child’s heart,…
Root Parenting vs. Surface Parenting, Episode 25
Mar 2 • 24 min
“Root Parenting requires extra time observing when we are busy with other things; it requires listening with our heart when we feel like snapping back; it means shouting a silent, pleading prayer for God to give us discernment when we feel like using…
How a Busy Mom Gets Quality Time with God Daily; Becoming a Power House Parent, Episode 24.
Feb 24 • 32 min
Val shares a way you can plan a family night where each family member contributes to the evening, expressing that you all treasure one another AND to teach your kids to LEAD THEIR HEART. Then, as Val continues the theme of Living a Lifestyle of…
Overcoming Negative Communication Habits in Your Family & Marriage, with Rich and Val, Episode 23.
Feb 17 • 25 min
In this episode of the Practically Speaking MOM podcast, my husband, Rich, joins me on the show to talk about the negative communication games that we gave up in our marriage and we give some pointers for having a communication overhaul in your family.I…
Are we going to teach our kids that sex is sacred? When a society has lost its way… Episode 22
Feb 10 • 17 min
This week’s podcast has two blog posts connected to this episode:*Read Val’s post about Living a Lifestyle of Feasting with the Father *Read Val’s post about Are we going to teach our kids that sex is sacred? When a society has lost its way… If you…
8 Steps to Cut Laundry Chaos and add HAPPY to Your Have-to’s, from a mom of 7. Plus listeners’ laundry tips, Episode 21.
Feb 3 • 27 min
Val shares several listeners’ laundry systems as well as her own 8 Steps to Cut the Laundry Chaos. Then Val shares her thoughts on how to bring Happy to your Have-to’s!
#FamilySpontaneousFriday #FamilySketchySaturday + Teaching Kids How to MAP Their Goals, Episode 20.
Jan 27 • 40 min
What’s #FamilySpontaneousFriday and #FamilySketchySaturday? You’ll hear about this great family bonding plan that became a big hit! And you’ll also learn how to teach your kids to be INTENTIONAL with their goals, mapping them out to prevent discouraging…
When Littles are Loud:A routine that fosters growth, reduces chaos & whining, Episode 19.
Jan 20 • 32 min
Val Harrison, The Practically Speaking MOM, gives step-by-step help for moms to set up a routine to bring in the peace and send out the chaos. Kids thrive in the quality routine!
“God’s Vision, Not Mine” with Val and Four of her Kids. Plus, Set Your Path for the Six Areas of Intentional Motherhood, Episode 18.
Jan 13 • 34 min
Listen to Val’s goals for each of the six areas of intentional motherhood and be inspired to set your own goals in these six areas. You’ll also meet Val’s four youngest kids, including Josh, who hasn’t been on the podcast before. They talk about choosing…
Goal-Setting for Kids. Plus, Dreaming & Goal-Setting in Marriage- a Marriage Moment with Rich and Val, Episode 17.
Jan 6 • 31 min
Giving our kids the wonderful gift of goal-setting and goal-mapping can impact all of their future. It is also bonding as a family! In this episode Val teaches you about goal-setting with your kids AND the second-half of the episode is on the topic of…
Let’s Not Waste this Moment! The Power of Regret, Episode 16.
Dec 30, 2019 • 11 min
The importance of Reflections, Regret, and Restoration are the focus of today’s short episode. It’s a look at the power of learning today’s lessons, no matter how messy, our mistakes can be a springboard for growth. God turns our wounds into beautiful…
Christmas with Val & Friends. Plus, The Life of Saint Nicholas that Inspired some of Today’s Most Popular Christmas Traditions, Episode 15.
Dec 23, 2019 • 31 min
Hear from Val’s friends and daughters’ friends at Christmas, be inspired by some moments from the life of Saint Nicolas, and hear a heartfelt message from Val to all of you, her beloved listeners and friends.
Helping Your Kids Grow in Character, Wisdom, Relationships & Health: Raising a Luke 2:52 Kid, Episode 14.
Dec 16, 2019 • 37 min
What if there was a SIMPLE PLAN for helping your child GROW in CHARACTER, WISDOM, HEALTH, and RELATIONSHIPS on a regular basis? Here’s your road map to more intentional parenting!.Luke 2:52 says, referring to when Jesus was a child, “And Jesus grew in…
Mom’s Mental Health, Our Drive for Perfection, Joy in the Valley - Val interviews Marriage & Family Therapist Amanda Colliatie with a LIVE studio audience, Episode 13.
Dec 9, 2019 • 37 min
Intentional, Mom, Parent, Blame, Shame, Escape, Control, Guilt, Prayer, Mental Health, Emotional Health, Self-care, God, Spiritual Health
T.I.M.E., not Time-Out. Dealing with the HEART of Your Child through Mercy Seat Parenting. Lying, part 2, Episode 12.
Dec 2, 2019 • 38 min
Heart issues aren’t a quick fix. Hearts require some significant time out of your day and that’s pretty hard for us moms because it’s one of the many things that is in short supply. To slow down, stop everything and take the time to deal with their…
A Christ-Filled Christmas, Episode 11
Nov 25, 2019 • 29 min
Make the most of the opportunity that the holidays bring to affect your relationship with your child, their people skills and character, and their perspective about the most important reason for the season. Val is joined by Katie Waalkes of Life in the…
Overwhelmed? Reduce chaos one system at a time, Episode 10: Time-Saving Strategies for Busy Homes, Part Three
Nov 18, 2019 • 27 min
Val mentions several areas for the overwhelmed mom to take back control. Having systems/family habits in place can reduce chaos (dishes, laundry, backpacks, shoes…). Adding one new system at a time can bring more peace to your life and frees you up to…
Listener Q&A (consequences, child’s weaknesses, mom’s mistakes), Episode 9. Plus Meet Val’s Son, Andrew.
Nov 11, 2019 • 32 min
Val shares listener Q&A on consequences, child’s weaknesses, and mom’s mistakes plus you’ll meet her youngest son, Andrew.
Intentional Marriage, Episode 8: *Moms daily serenity moments *Val & Rich on redeeming your marriage
Nov 4, 2019 • 30 min
Val opens the episode by encouraging moms to find serenity spots in your day and talks for a few minutes to single moms. Then listen to Val and Rich share about the redemption of their marriage, what steps they took, and what was the transforming marriage…
7. Work Ethic & the Habit of Happiness in Littles, Middles, and Teens. Plus, Success Habits for Teens from GAINING MOMENTUM: Preparing Your Student for Success with or without College
Oct 28, 2019 • 26 min
7. Giving Kids the Habit of Happiness. Work Ethic in Littles, Middles, and Teens; Success Habits for Teens from GAINING MOMENTUM: Preparing Your Student for Success with or without CollegeQuotes from Episode”We want our kids to fully experience what God…
6. Parenting Middles and Teens- Overcoming Negative Self Talk, What Your Teens aren’t Telling You, Resources for Those who Love a Child in the Gen Z World
Oct 21, 2019 • 31 min
From negative self-talk to weird hairstyles to Gen Z lingo, there’s so much for parents of middle schoolers and high schoolers to navigate with their kids but the most important issues are the ones below the surface, out of sight. We want to reach the…
5. Getting Kids to Listen the 1st Time and Following Up After a Chore: Part 2 of Time Saving Strategies for Busy Households
Oct 14, 2019 • 26 min
Getting kids to listen the first time and be more obedient plus How to followup with a child or teen after giving a chore or task to them is discussed in Part 2 of Time Saving Strategies for Busy Households. You don’t need to hear part 1 to benefit from…
4. Dealing with Lying in Your Child, Part 1. Plus, Val’s Daughter, Becca & Toddler Manners.
Oct 1, 2019 • 32 min
This episode begins with a 10 min discussion with a guest Becca Hammond, one of Val’s grown daughters, about Training Manners in Toddlers. This if followed by Part one of Dealing with Lying in Your Children (elementary and older). This episode addresses…
3. Ways to Love Your Child from Toddler to Teen, and Learning to Let Them Grow Up, Episode 3.
Sep 28, 2019 • 20 min
The Top Priority from Toddler to Teen is learning how to display love in a way that fills them up - how do we do that at each age. Then Val goes through the seasons of motherhood and helping moms have the right perspective about allowing your kids to grow…
2. Mom is “Master Gardener” and “Manager of the Monkeys” in Time-Saving Strategies for Busy Households, Part 1
Sep 27, 2019 • 20 min
Moms’ obligations are many. How are we to get everything done?! Learning to efficiently manage your time for minimizing chaos and maximizing your time for family relationships and character development. This is part one of time saving strategies for busy…
1. Discovering the Six Rooms of an Intentional Mom’s Home
Sep 14, 2019 • 19 min
Learn about the Six Rooms of the Intentional Mom’s Home, Get to know Val a little a little more while you take a sneak peek into future episode topics, and meet Val’s two youngest daughters, Emma and Abby.More than just an introduction to this podcast,…
Meet the Practically Speaking MOM
Sep 14, 2019 • 4 min
I’m going to share practical solutions and encouragement and sometimes I’m going to tell you the hard things to motivate you to change but it’s all because I love you and I want victory for your family.