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Quarantine Boredom and Life Skills (Episode 140)

Quarantine boredom has set in, parents are getting frustrated, and…your kids are learning anyway. What can they learn that helps everyone? Well, first off, let them be bored. And second off…those life skills are developing whether you’re intentional or not…Your children are learning a lot right now – what are the observing around them?Listen to

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Don’t Stress Education; Let Them Play (Episode 139)

Let me speak to you parents who are overwhelmed with having children 24/7 right now, much less trying to figure out schooling. Let me tell you what is most important to do THIS WEEK with your family.The world is our school, and everyone is our teacher.Listen to this episode on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, TuneIn, YouTube, iHeartRadio or your RSS Feed  *Now also on

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It’s the end of the world…as we know it (Episode 138)

Like everyone else, it’s hard to go on with times being “as normal” when we are in the midst of a global pandemic. My hope is that you listen to this podcast and pay attention to these posted links below to help you – and your family – get through this time together. The COVID-19

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Bonus parents, step parents, and blended families (Episode 135)

Are you navigating a blended family? Let’s be clear – this isn’t just about when they are young – this is for families navigating divorce, period. This affects the whole family regardless of when it happens, and this week we’ll talk about some strategies to keep the peace when the issue of exes and step

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Company Is Coming! Your Survival Guide (Episode 133)

Have you had those moments, maybe during the holidays, when you were entertaining, hosting, and generally being “on” for an extended period of time? Maybe the thought of having company now fills you with dread, or you feel trapped in the obligation of making everyone happy.Company is coming, and here is your survival guide to

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My Advice Is… (Episode 131)

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten? How exactly do you best give/receive advice? The answer may lie more in the story than anything.Maybe it’s not about telling the right advice, but about asking the right question.Listen to this episode on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, TuneIn, YouTube, iHeartRadio or your RSS Feed  *Now also on the Pandora app and Radio.com!The Advice FenceThere

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What Is Your Word For The Year? (Episode 128)

What is your word for the year? It’s 2020 – a new year, and time for a fresh start. It’s often a time for a word/theme/mantra to get intentional about a new year. We polled a bunch of you to hear what your 2020 themes are, and we dig into words/phrases, mantras and themes of

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Lots of Awesome: A Peek Into 2019 with the FieldTripGypsies (Episode 127)

I started this post intending to dive straight into our word/theme for the year, with a quick update on what all we’ve done this year. But it didn’t take long to determine this year there was lots of…everything! So join us as we do a tour through 2019..with lots of fun, family, friends, learning, adventures,

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Mama, Is Santa Claus really REAL? (Episode 126)

Now that the hoopla of Christmas has arrived and today is that magical day, many of you parents are getting hit with that dreaded question, “Mama, is Santa Claus really REAL?” Well, how do you answer that?Learn “the Wonderful Truth About Santa Claus” in this episodeListen to this episode on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, TuneIn, YouTube, iHeartRadio or your RSS Feed  *Now also on

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Finding Gratitude – Logsdon Family Virtual Campfire Chat (Episode 122)

It’s the week of gratitude, so it’s all about the feel-goods, right? Well this week we’ll have you join us in a little Logsdon Family ‘Campfire Chat” to just share some stories of gratitude and craziness we’ve had along our 3 year RVing adventures!Join us for a “Virtual Campfire” with the whole family!Listen to this

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I Don’t Have Time For A “Side Hustle” – I Have Kids! (Episode 120)

Maybe you’ve dreamed of building your own business or starting a “side hustle”. You have this vision, yet…you’re a parent of young children. It’s hard enough to find time to go to the bathroom on your own, much less launch a business! How do you make it work when you’re overwhelmed and busy all the

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Special Ellie Episode: Lessons Learned from a 10-year-old (Episode 117)

In this weeks’ episode, we have lessons learned from a 10-year-old! As we celebrate our middle daughter, Ellie, turning ten, I brought her on as my guest this week to discuss 5 lessons Ellie has rocked in her lifetime, and her insights into why they are important.In this episode and post below, Ellie Rose tells

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College (Debt) or Not? (Episode 116)

Should you encourage your children to go to college or not? With the mounting college debt load many students walk away with, plus no guarantee of work once you get that slip of paper, is it really worth it? In this episode and post below, We’ll lay out some staggering stats and other ideas beyond simply

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Serendipity, Unhurried Spaciousness, and Lots of Hot Air (Episode 115)

 What does “unhurried spaciousness” mean to you? Do you allow for serendipity in your life, or do you schedule every second? Do you have room in your life for the space that demands no timelines? Are there times where you slow down? It’s so important to allow for some blank space on a regular basis,

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Family Update: The Compassionate Heart Philosophy (Episode 112)

 What’s going on in the Logsdon world lately? It’s been a while since we’ve shared about our travels, and Juliet, Nathan and I share a bit about where we are now. In this episode, we dig into a new concept we’ve leaned into as a family – a “compassionate heart philosophy”. Listen to this episode on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google

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Holistic Hippies and all the natural remedies! (Episode 110)

Curious what natural remedies we swear by in our home? Get ready to hear our list of favorites, as well as why we use them, and how we stay pretty stinkin’ healthy most of the time! In the “Holistic Hippie” Episode, we discuss all the great things to keep stocked in your home!Listen to this episode

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Toy Overload! And What To Do About It (Episode 109)

Did you know that fewer toys could actually benefit your kids? Sometimes in our desire to provide for our children, we end up with toy overload in our homes! But maybe toy overload isn’t the solution. Of course you know that – but do you know WHY it’s so important to pull back on the toys?

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My Kid Is Lying! How to navigate lying, cheating and stealing with your kids (Episode 108)

Help – my kid is lying! What do you do when your child starts lying, stealing or cheating? We never want to imagine our precious children being deceptive, yet it’s way more common than you’d hope. Deceptive behavior in kids – how do you handle when our children personify our fears and do things that

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Natural Consequences, Discipline…or Punishment

What does discipline look like in your home?  You know that mistake of “please, grant me more patience?”  If you’ve seen Evan Almighty you may remember this scene: What “opportunities” for patience do you have going on in your own home?  I have to say, a huge “opportunity” is dealing with toddlers…and especially “threenagers”!  Yes, they

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Life Skills and Dealing with the Critics (Episode 107)

Building up life skills in your children can be daunting, especially when you are fighting your own inner fears and critic. How do you tackle it? How do you create the next generation of leaders when leadership is such a scary thing to begin with?In this episode and post below, Nathan and I share all

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How to Manage Your Home as a Single Parent (Guest Post)

Kay Pascale is a writer and up-and-coming blogger from North Carolina. When she isn’t writing, she loves practicing yoga, spending time with her family, and trying out the local food scene. Do you know the “Mental Load”?I remember the very first time I read about “the mental load.” It was instantly relatable and every mother

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Mindset with Let’s Travel Family (Episode 106)

Mindset is a powerful thing. My friend Jill Greising-Murschel from Let’s Travel Family is on the podcast sharing about how mindset is the backbone of everything they do. Jill is a a full-time traveling mom of 4 kiddos and a wife to a digital nomad. Let’s Travel Family is a family travel blog bringing you tips

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10 Essential Lessons for Life: The Abundance Mentality

Our lesson today is based on the law of abundance. Generosity has been such a beautiful part of our lives. This has created a true “bucket filler” mentality. On this fabulous road trip, time and time again someone has helped us out at a time we most needed it. And we, in turn, have had

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10 Essential Lessons In Life: Natural Consequences

Natural consequences are a booger.  Boy is it a lesson in patience, learning things the hard way, and so much more.  But you know what?  It matters.  Natural consequences allow us to fully experience and comprehend what works and what doesn’t.  And this is our lesson for the week. Lesson #3: Every Action Has A

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10 Essential Lessons for Life: Pick Your Battles

Oh, the daily battles: “I don’t WANT to wear those shoes!” “I don’t LIKE that food!” “I am NOT going to sleep!” Have you heard any of these words uttered in your house? Oh. Yeah, me, neither. Crickets. Right, because I know know know you have. If you have a child living under your roof,

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But I’m “Just” A Stay At Home Parent (Episode 105)

Do you struggle with being “just” a stay at home parent? For those of you who are a stay-at-home mom or stay at home dad, this episode is for you. How do you own this with confidence and recognize your worth? What does being a stay at home parent really entail? how do you (and others)

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Haven of Peace

Have you struggled with creating a haven of peace in your home? Guess what – I get it. We all do. You know why? Because we all have different personality styles we’re bringing into the mix! It’s hard to navigate a happy, healthy home when, the more people you have in it, the more differing

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Can I get a little help around here? Homeschooling can be lonely! (Episode 104)

How do you get grandparents involved in a positive way with your kids? Grandparents homeschooling grandchildren may be your dream, but what if your parents actually (gasp) have lives of their own? How do you create community around your homeschooling and don’t sit with the pressure that you are the only teacher for your children?

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How To Adjust To Life As A New Parent

This is a guest post by Ryan Howard, who runs SmartParentAdvice, a site that provides parenting advice for moms and dads. Ryan writes about all of the different ups and downs of parenting, provides solutions to common challenges, and reviews products that parents need to purchase for babies and toddlers. How to Adjust to Life As

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Parent Styles – Are they helpful or harmful? (Episode 102)

Are you an authoritative parent, an attachment parent, authoritarian or permissive parent? What are all the parenting styles out there, the pros and cons, and how do you figure out what style works for you?In this episode and post below, Nathan and I hash out the parenting styles out there, and what we’ve found works

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