Practically Speaking Mom: Intentional Mom, Strong Family

Practically Speaking Mom: Intentional Mom, Strong Family
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 ?

BEST OF YEAR ONE the top moments, top episodes, top parenting concepts from year one, hosted by Val & Rich, Episode 58
Oct 19 • 31 min
Episode 58, BEST OF YEAR ONE - top episodes, top parenting principles, hosted by Rich and ValIt’s time to CELEBRATE! This is the first of three episodes of celebration for our One Year Milestone with the Practically Speaking MOM Podcast, the podcast…
Clarity for Busy Moms - Stress, Priorities, & Taking Time to Breath - with Guest Steph Fisher Pt.2
Oct 12 • 28 min
Here is an episode full of wisdom nuggets for moms to keep the right PERSPECTIVE with your to do list, to keep your PRIORITIES in order, to find STRENGTH in difficult times, AND it wraps up with guest Steph Fisher leading us through a Stress-Relieving…
Healthy Family begins with Healthy Mom, an interview with @StephFisherWellness, Episode 56.
Oct 5 • 38 min
This week we look at lots of awesome strategies for FITTING HEALTH into our busy momlife!! Oh, Mama, you want to listen to this two-week discussion between Val Harrison, the Practically Speaking MOM, and Steph Fisher of @StephFisherWellness. “When…
Sep 28 • 29 min
Click Here to go to Episode 55’s BLOG POST. How Do YOU Measure MOM SUCCESS? Goodbye COMPARISON & PERFECTION! Have you clearly identified your family values? Until you do, you are likely to use the wrong measurement for gauging how you’re doing as…
54. Nurturing a Sense of Security in Marriage & Family - with Rich and Val.
Sep 21 • 36 min
A Sense of SECURITY is a Fundamental Building Block in the Pursuit of Wholeness - the wholeness of an individual and of a relationship.What if you had someone in your life who was fully committed to your wholeness as a person, someone who sacrificially…
53. Sibling Squabbles, Bonding, and Listener Q&A
Sep 14 • 33 min
Sibling Squabbles & Family Standards for Fighting Fair, Birthday Bonding, Listener Q&A, Changing Negative Self-Perceptions, and the Hard Work of Mending Relationships are all a part of Episode 53 of the Practically Speaking MOM: Intentional Mom,…
52. Your Child’s Sacred Struggle: Questioning God, Finding Grace, Part 2
Sep 7 • 40 min
An honest story of brokenness, redemption, hope, and beautiful scars along with SPECIFIC ACTION STEPS for INTENTIONAL PARENTS - steps for the role you play in your child’s sacred journey to make their faith their own. What’s so sacred about…
51. Running from God, Finding Grace: When Your Child Questions Their Faith, Part 1
Aug 31 • 35 min
“In all honesty I was tired of running from God. It’s hard work to run away from God because you’re running away from love and joy and hope. You don’t realize, until you’re away from all of those, the deep cavern that is inside of you without God…
Episode 50!! Behind the Scenes - Rich Interviews Val
Aug 24 • 33 min
Fifty episodes is something to CELEBRATE when you’re a mom of seven, grandma to two, a homeschooler, and a Mompreneur! Val (and Rich too) are amazed that God continues to direct this ministry - now with registered listeners in over 40 countries around…
49. LAUNCH Time: Legacy Building for what comes next & a Mother’s Prayer
Aug 17 • 33 min
LAUNCH Time: Legacy Building for what comes next & a Mother’s Prayer at the Threshold, Episode 49.If you’d like the words of the Mother’s Milestone Prayer from this episode, you will find them on my blog that publishes Mondays by noon, at…
48. Growing Heroes & Helping Weaknesses - the positive habit of audio adventures w/ guest Jim Hodges
Aug 10 • 40 min
Growing Heroes & Helping Weaknesses - the positive habit of audio adventures w/ guest Jim Hodges, Episode 48.Read Val’s Blog Post regarding this episode HERE (get Val’s weekly podcast & blog emailed to you every Monday by going here and entering…
47. Mom’s Emotions, Balancing Mercy & Standards. Lessons Learned by the Mistaking Parent, Part 2 - a mom & son discussion
Aug 3 • 28 min
Intentional parents, it is never too late to pivot, apologize, and course correct. The sooner you do, the sooner you’ll get to enjoy the wonderful, undeserved harvest even for the mistaking parent. When we parents learn the hard way, we aren’t the…
46. The Hope-Filled Life of a Mistaking Parent including a Mother & Son Discussion
Jul 27 • 28 min
The Hope-Filled Life of a Mistaking Parent including a Mother & Son Discussion between The Practically Speaking MOM and her oldest son, Nathan.This week’s podcast is a lesson learned the hard way by a Mistaking Parent (me), and God’s grace for all…
45. Managing STRESS in Mom and Child, Pt 3: Counteracting the Harmful Impact w/ Guest Amanda Colliatie, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Jul 20 • 24 min
Pt 3 of Managing STRESS in Mom & Child: Counteracting the Harmful Impacts of Stress w/ guest Amanda Colliatie, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist(Be sure to checkout the coordinating blog post on Val’s website)In this episode Amanda shares all…
44. Managing Stress in Mom and Child, Part 2: BUFFERING STRESS w/ Guest Amanda Colliatie, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Jul 13 • 24 min
BUFFERING Techniques for Stress in Our & Our Kids’ Lives - from Guest Amanda Colliatie, LMFT Click here to read Blog. 1. Build Up - Be a force against the negativity in our kid’s life. Notice the things they’re doing well. Praise them for what…
43. Managing STRESS in Mom & Child w/ Guest Amanda Colliatie, Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT- Part 1
Jul 6 • 32 min
2020 has provided plenty of stress for ALL of us. Today, on the Practically Speaking MOM podcast we’re learning how to identify signs of stress and deal with the Grizzly Bears in the room! We’re facing stress head on with our guest stress expert,…
42. Fatherhood & Your Child: Hope, Help, and Honor
Jun 29 • 39 min
Every child longs for a loving father. Every child has a perfect Heavenly Father, and either an imperfect or absent earthly father. On today’s podcast, we’ll be talking about all of that - the harmful father, the absent father, the imperfect but…
41. Sibling Relationships, Family Values, & Lots of Laughs: Val’s Four Daughters share the mic!
Jun 22 • 44 min
Behind the Scenes w/ Four Sisters and their Practically Speaking MOM, Episode 41.Join us today for lots of laughs and lots of honesty!This episode is a special treat to me - visiting with all four of my daughters together in the studio. We all…
40. Chat with Val - Mom Favs for Body & Mind. Also, a Legacy Dream Come True!
Jun 15 • 35 min
Chat with Val - Favs for a Healthy Body & Mind. Also, a Legacy Dream Come True! Episode 40❓Do you ever get tired of telling kids “no” they can’t watch that movie or show or listen to that music or play that game? ❗Help is here!!! This week on the…
39. Raising Loving Leaders
Jun 8 • 40 min
Every day a new page of history is written. Are we teaching our children how to ✅examine it, ✅respond to it, ✅be impacted by it, ✅lead others through it, ✅LEARN FROM IT? No one would argue with the fact that 2020 has been an unprecedented collection…
38. Mom Making Money: Work Habits that work so your focus can be on your family
Jun 1 • 51 min
working mom, intentional parenting, mom, parenthood, kids, business, entrepreneur, finances
37. Misbehavior: Opposition or Opportunity? Plus,Potty-Training & Other Fun! Talk w/ Becca, Pt 2.
May 25 • 43 min
Family communication habits, mutual respect, getting a new perspective on our kids’ misbehavior, potty-training, getting littles to eat healthy… this is what we’re talking about in part 2 of a conversation with Becca Hammond. Free Family…
36. Kids’ Emotions, Self-Sufficiency & Talk with a Preschool Mom
May 18 • 34 min
Parenting Principles in this episode: Mom-dependent vs. Independent, Helping Kids deal with their emotions, Your child’s weakness may be a strength in disguise, Having Kids Take Responsibility for the Ripple Effects of Their Actions is the Best Teacher…
35. Self-care isn’t selfish. Listener Q&A and Getting Kids on Board with Boundaries
May 11 • 40 min
Are you operating from empty? Do you think it is selfish to dedicate TIME to replenish YOU? Click here to read Val’s blog post, “Depleted? Mom, It’s not selfish to replenish.” The first half of this episode is a vulnerable topic for Val…
34. The Year the World Paused. Plus Seasons of Motherhood.
May 4 • 27 min
This week’s podcast has three parts: The Practically Speaking MOM listeners share their thoughts about positive changes their family is making due to the pandemic experience. Val shares some a paradigm shift that she developed about Mothers Day. The…
33. A Girls Self-Worth, Pt 2 - peers, drama, boys, boundaries. Parenting principles for complex topics
Apr 27 • 29 min
A teenage girl’s life is full of emotions, friend-drama, guy-drama, self-image, and lots of conflicting and confusing culture messages. These are the topics discussed in Pt. 2 of Girl’s Self-Worth.(Additional help in the accompanying blog post, click…
32. A Girl’s Self-Worth - Parenting Teens & Those Who Will Be, Part 1- a Discussion with Victoria Dahilig
Apr 20 • 42 min
Part 1 of Parenting Middle School and High School girls. If your kids are younger than this age, please listen also. Intentional Mom, now is the time to determine where you stand on many complex issues and now is the time to begin impacting your…
31. What Makes Your Child Come to Life?! Pursuing their Passions
Apr 13 • 34 min
It’s a mother & daughter talk - invite your kids to listen too! Topics: The Joy of seeing your child find the Pursuits that makes them Come to Life! Three Character Qualities (Compassion, Courage, and Conviction) that Grow from Learning about…
30. Putting the Pieces Together - A Mom’s Survival Guide - Parenting in Crisis
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…
29. ScreenTime, Chores, Habits of Blessing - Help our kids GROW, even in a crisis. Plus, Mom, What’s Your Harriet Road?
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…
28. Finding Focus when Nothing is Normal. PLUS, Q&A on Root Parenting.
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…
27. Relationship Killers, Maintaining Influence & Mom, Are You Out of Order?
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…
26. Root Parenting: Digging Deeper into the Four Root Areas Behind Your Child’s Behavior
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,…
25. Root Parenting vs. Surface Parenting
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…
24. 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…
23. Overcoming Negative Communication Habits in Your Family & Marriage, with Rich and Val
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…
22. Mom’s Marathon Path. Plus, Are we going to teach our kids that sex is sacred? When a society has lost its way…
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…
21. 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!
20. #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…
19. 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!
18. “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…
17. Goal-Setting for Kids. Plus, Dreaming & Goal-Setting in Marriage- a Marriage Moment with Rich and Val
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…
16. Let’s Not Waste this Moment! The Power of Regret
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…
15. 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.
14. Helping Your Kids Grow in Character, Wisdom, Relationships & Health: Raising a Luke 2:52 Kid
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…
13. Mom’s Mental Health, Our Drive for Perfection, Joy in the Valley - Val interviews Marriage & Family Therapist Amanda Colliatie with a LIVE studio audience.
Dec 9, 2019 • 37 min
Intentional, Mom, Parent, Blame, Shame, Escape, Control, Guilt, Prayer, Mental Health, Emotional Health, Self-care, God, Spiritual Health
12. Lying, part 2. T.I.M.E., not Time-Out. Dealing with the HEART of Your Child through Mercy Seat Parenting.
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…
11. A Christ-Filled Christmas
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…
10. Overwhelmed? Reduce chaos one system at a time: 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…
9. Listener Q&A (consequences, child’s weaknesses, mom’s mistakes). 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.
8. Intentional Marriage: *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.