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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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Tendencies, Unmet Expectations & Personality Clashes (Episode 137)

How do you respond to expectations? From your partner, your boss, even your parents? It’s amazing how our behavioral tendencies can shape so much, including our perspectives and our ability to connect with others.Natural Tendencies can be your Insight into deeper connectionListen to this episode on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, TuneIn, YouTube, iHeartRadio or your RSS Feed  *Now also on the Pandora app and

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Serving Your Spouse (Episode 136)

Do you serve your spouse? The last two episodes we dug deep into what can lead to divorce, as well as navigating blended families. This week we want to focus in on one powerful thing that can get pretty misconstrued in our girl-power world – serving your spouse.Serving Your Spouse isn’t Submission; it’s Essential in

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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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6 Traits Destined For Divorce (Episode 134)

Do you feel you have a solid marriage? Do you see the good in your partner and feel supported in who you are? Maybe not. Maybe you’re walking on eggshells, or lashing out in defensiveness every move you make, or even already see the path to divorce clearly in front of you. Do you feel

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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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Costa Rica – The How, The Why, The What (Episode 132)

This week I had three different people ask me about our trip to Costa Rica, wanting to know tips and ideas for where to go, what to do, and how to do it. So…here you go! Nathan and I sat down right before this episode and went through all our pictures with the girls, and

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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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I Hate To Break It To Him… How to Communicate Effectively (Episode 130)

How do you communicate effectively? Think about this in your home and beyond. We talk a lot about personality styles on here, and the importance of understanding how the uniqueness in each of us strengthens all of us. We’re going to share two key lessons to move from basic communication to true connection. Lack of communication

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Back To Basics – with Goals and Life! (Episode 129)

Did you start this year out with great intentions…and already feel the fizzle? It’s time to get back to the basics of it all. Taking a goal and breaking it down to the acronym of BASICS is a great way make sure your goals are not only measurable and attainable, but that you stay motivated

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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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5 Senses To Break The Cycle of A Negative Mindset (Episode 125)

Are you stuck in a negative mindset? Last podcast episode we talked about 3 steps you can take to shift that mindset and get you where you want to be. In this episode, we break it down to the five senses, and how each sense can feed your positivity…or negativity. ⁠How much do all five

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3 Mindset Shifts Before You Hit a Brick Wall (Episode 124)

What limiting beliefs may be holding you back from the life you dreamed of? It sounds a bit hokey, but seriously. Think about it. A limiting belief is something that holds you back; a limit you cannot cross. It may be what you think you can earn, how creative you are, or even just about

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The Top Qualities for a Successful Marriage (Episode 123)

What are the top qualities you need for a successful marriage? Dr. Laura Berman shares some based on research and studies, and we add in our own critical essentials for a successful, happy and healthy relationship!In this episode and post below, you’ll find all kinds of resources to rock your marriage – so dig in

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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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Do It Scared (Episode 121)

Are you held back by fear, or just don’t feel like you can squeeze in any of your own awesomeness when you are raising a family and simply reacting to the chaos? Well, Ruth Soukup says it’s time to “do it scared”. This week I break down what she means by this.Archetypes and Action Steps

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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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What Does “Freedom” Really Look Like? (Episode 119)

What does freedom really look like? When you dream of it, does it mean no work, a six figure income, or does it move beyond money to mindset?In this episode and post below, We share about our experience at Acton talking to little world-changers about bucket list dreams and goals.Listen to this episode on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, TuneIn, YouTube, iHeartRadio or

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The Five Agreements (Episode 118)

We all have standards we live by that help us determine how to best navigate this life. In this episode, we discuss the Five Agreements created by father/son duo don Miguel Ruiz and don Jose Ruiz. Learn to respect your dreams as well as that of others.Listen to this episode on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, TuneIn, YouTube, iHeartRadio or your RSS Feed  *Now also on

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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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What am I Investing In?

What are you investing your time and energy in? How much of our life is taken up by triggers – things that set us off into reaction-mode and potentially lose sight of our real focus? How often are you stressed about your lack of time to get things accomplished, and feel overwhelmed by all on

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5 Mindset Shifts To Become Your Best Self

This is a guest post by Rebecca Brown. Rebecca is a translator by day, and a traveler mostly at night. She is an expert on living with jet lag – and packing in tiny suitcases. You can read more of her exploits at RoughDraft and on Twitter.  Best Self first, Parenting, SecondBecoming a parent challenges

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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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The Ride Is Long for a Backseat Marriage (Episode 114)

Feel like you have a backseat marriage? Have kids taken over and you feel distant from the relationship that started it all? In this episode, we talk about the backseat marriage and how to prioritize it when you have children at homeListen to this episode on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, TuneIn, YouTube, iHeartRadio or your

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Will My Marriage Last? Insights from John Gottman (Episode 113)

In this episode, we cover John Gottman’s “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” – the surefire ways to break a relationship down. Plus, the consistent steps that keep a relationship healthy.  We have had our share of ups and downs, and this week, in the midst of a move, we know very well the potential tensions that

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