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001 | Us and Kids, Forever and Together—Connections That Matter

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You can lower the weariness, anxiety and depression that overwhelms your relationships. Each week Jan, a marriage and family therapist, talks through real life situations for being your best parent and spouse/partner. Keep your dream of being married forever while parenting your infants, toddlers, school age and teenagers. Jan teaches towards the DNA way of communicating that brings emotional balance alongside speaking, listening and connecting skills. This defends against the pain of divorce a… Continue Reading >>
You can lower the weariness, anxiety and depression that overwhelms your relationships. Each week Jan, a marriage and family therapist, talks through real life situations for being your best parent and spouse/partner. Keep your dream of being married forever while parenting your infants, toddlers, school age and teenagers. Jan teaches towards the DNA way of communicating that brings emotional balance alongside speaking, listening and connecting skills. This defends against the pain of divorce and creates fulfilling, unlimited and courageously good relationships! You are worth it! Join today! << Show Less
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Ep 122 Dad's Talking About Being Dad's Happy Father's Day!
Although, to be truthful, Dad's are needed everyday! And so, today, we talk with 3 dads...all with 3 kids...about the highs, lows, learnings and growth they've experienced since becoming dads. Learn from them, know that you are not alone in the challenges of fatherhood. And then, upgrade in whatever ways are best for you!
Real dad on today!
~Jan
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Ep 122 Dad's Talking About Being Dad's Happy Father's Day!
Although, to be truthful, Dad's are needed everyday! And so, today, we talk with 3 dads...all with 3 kids...about the highs, lows, learnings and growth they've experienced since becoming dads. Learn from them, know that you are not alone in the challenges of fatherhood. And then, upgrade in whatever ways are best for you!
Real dad on today!
~Jan
Ep 121 I Is That Product and Package Safe? On today’s show, Rachel Johnson Greer will talk with us about what to look for in all those online purchases. Her work in Amazon compliance and helping online sellers understand the manufacturing and distribution laws puts her in a unique position to inform us about how to discern a safe purchase from ones to be cautious about.
Her book, “No Dead Babies” comes from the days when she and her team sighed in deep relief when at the end of the day they did not have to take a call from a grieving parent. All too often were the conversations from these parents sharing how their child died because of faulty manufacturing or packaging.
Join us, learn about how to discern a safe product and package from others. Your knowledge will extend from baby products to household and sporting purchases.
This is worth your time!
Ep 120 I Taming Transitions Welcome to the Us And Kids Podcast!
We are talking today about how to create smooth transitions - for our kiddos, and for our selves. It's spring, moving into summer, and often those schedules around school, day care, social spaces and places create good times, and trying times. Our kiddos often don't understand going to sleep when it's still light outside -and we forget to get them to bed on time, because it is light outside and it feels so good to relax into the evening.
But then, that price to pay, the next morning!
So, what are some clues and tricks for helping changes (not just around seasons or DLSavings time) be less challenging.
Working together, making good plans, and adjusting plans are important skills. And when our kiddos ( or our spouse, and our self) are struggling to find the energy to make the mindset and behavior shift necessary, we can come next to them with grace and patience.
Because, of course, transitions take time and tenderness, and often a family team to make it happen.
119 | Us & Kids: Me as a Mom So, Mother’s Day has come and gone, again. How are you? Still so glad to be a mom or wondering how long you can hang in there with this mommy stuff?
Did you entertain all day, were you ignored most of the day, or did the kids and others figure out how to honor you, in a way that was meaningful to you?
On today’s show we’re talking about being yourself (Me) even while being a Mom.
Managing so many things, balancing energy, relationships, figuring out how to escape - or connect and how to balance the mom hat with your beautiful wife hat.
118 | Us & Kids: Adults Only Yes, today’s show is for adults, (but still rated very G.)
Why? Because staying in the adult-world after having a baby is very important to your identity as an adult, and your identity with your spouse.
And those adult identities are also very important to the development of your kiddos as they grow up.
Yep, I’m hinting at what happens in the room where your (adult) bed is…and how to be sure you still have a space and place that is just “yours” - just you and your spouse’s.
Of course, to get to that room, mindset and space, some things have to also happen outside of that room like…
Compassion - it helps with the passion,
Connection - it helps with the “ahem” connection
Attention - it helps with paying attention - like staying awake and mentally there, not elsewhere.
Enjoy using what you re-remember because it’s fun and helps to keep you married well and forever, even while you parent your kiddos together!
117 | Us & Kids: New Parents and Pretzels On today’s show we are talking all about parenting, new babies, and pretzels. Pretzels can represent hugs, give a way to pause and think, distract from the depression and anxiety that can swamp new parents, and help couples remember to love and hug each other - and their kiddos.
We will chat about 10 good ways to help you and your household reset with joy and connection after a new one comes home.
These tips are good reminders, for your first baby - or your fifth.
These are good reminders even if your baby, partner or even yourself is (acting like) a toddler, talker or tantrum-maker or teaser.
So, join us and enjoy some easy upgrades to snacks and home life!
116 | Us & Kids: Self-Control, Our Kiddos and Us Are you struggling with the noise, tears and screams in your house? A simple request turns into tempers, tantrums and trouble?
And, you are supposed to stay calm, cool and collected? Really?
Join us for this short, yet info-packed time of teaching about what self-control is, and how to build it into the fabric of your parenting, as well as your psyche.
Parenting is not easy. Teaching, learning and using self-control in your everyday life really helps with being joyfully married forever while you parent together!
Share this podcast, what you learn and the printable with your friends and family and fun, joy will be everywhere!
115 I Us And Kids: Finish the Fight! Do you like to fight?...with your spouse or your kiddos?
On the show today we are talking about those fights that seem to just recycle, over and over. Sometimes, it (seems) settled for years, or months - other times, “it” was settled - for maybe 15 minutes.
And it’s sooo tiring, confusing, draining. Are these fights even finish-able?
Listen in and learn why these conversations replay repeatedly - and learn the trick to solving them, for real, by being real.
Be sure to share this with your friend, and your spouse!
114I Read Our Relationship Right! Married, with kiddos? What kind of reading are you doing - newsfeed, kids’ books, whatever is short and quick? Reading is a skill we would be troubled to be without. And, it is one of the most complex skills we need to learn.
Relationships also require a lot of reading. And a lot of comprehending what we just read. Body language, tone of voice, look in the eyes, touch, all play into how we “read” those we are in relationship with.
Enjoy this show about how to read each other with grace, understanding and joy. Relationship reading is tricky, and worth the effort!
Thanks for joining and sharing with a friend!
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