While You Were Folding



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  • 060: Coronavirus Chronicles – Boundaries – Two Weeks In

    01/04/2020 Duração: 36min

    This week is all about BOUNDARIES!  Fighting for them might cause initial discomfort, but they’re essential for healthy relationships–especially during pressure cooker moments like the coronavirus pandemic! Links/resources mentioned this week: Boundaries by Cloud & Townsend Girlfriends Podcast by Danielle Bean, “How to Set Healthy Boundaries” Persuasion by Jane Austen Don’t Feed the Monkey Mind: […]

  • 059: Coronavirus Chronicles – One Week In

    25/03/2020 Duração: 41min

    What’s working one week in to school at home: Routine (shared below) Lots of recess and walks Each kid has a job after each meal Rotate who plays with the baby or toddler during school time Journaling Mindset stuff There is no getting “behind” right now, so keep letting life happen at home The relationship […]

  • 058: What a Week!

    18/03/2020 Duração: 38min

    What a week it’s been! Great news: I went to the Great Homeschool Conference in Texas and got to meet Sarah Mackenzie and Pam Barnhill! Bad news: It got shut down halfway through, and I regret going I came home a homeschooling mom because our kids’ school is closed for the foreseeable future.  It’s actually […]

  • 057 A Mother’s Rule of Life: Provider

    11/03/2020 Duração: 52min

    Today concludes my series on Holly Pierlot’s book, A Mother’s Rule of Life!  I’m talking about the Fifth “P”: Provider.  It’s finally to make *ALL* the chore charts! Provider is all about: the time, talents, specific tasks God gave us in this season of our vocation the things and finances entrusted to us The Spirit of […]

  • 056 A Mother’s Rule of Life: Parent

    04/03/2020 Duração: 43min

    This week, we’re discussing all things Parenting and continuing our series on Holly Pierlot’s book, A Mother’s Rule of Life.  (The series started back in Episode 50, so start there if you’re just joining us!) Links/Resources Mentioned This Episode: Sharing about our decision to start homeschooling next year: While You Were Folding Episode 055: If I […]

  • 055 If I Ran the Zoo: Our Decision to Homeschool

    26/02/2020 Duração: 43min

    Intro: Quick update on building our house Getting back into family meetings (here’s our family meeting agenda) Using the word “romance” for inspiration this Lent Today’s Topic: If I Ran the Zoo: Our Decision to Homeschool Why (and it’s not because we stopped liking our great Catholic school) After-school restraint collapse Why we’re excited My […]

  • 054 A Mother’s Rule of Life – Partner

    19/02/2020 Duração: 56min

    Philip came down to the recording studio to talk all about marriage (the 3rd “P” from a Mother’s Rule of Life — Partner). Links/Resources Mentioned This Week: Nick Barber’s album, Stations, on Apple Music Nick Barber’s website Our Family Meeting Agenda The 5 Love Languages Questions for you: Have you had any lightbulb moments revolving […]

  • 053 An Update and 3 Favorite Things

    12/02/2020 Duração: 32min

    This week: Recapping our trip to Jamaica Cultural observations about emotional expression/repression and mental health Helping friends with invisible crosses (a conversation about my diagnosis with Sjögren’s Syndrome and a friend asking how she can help) Today’s Topic:  3 favorite things Snack: Salt and Pepper Pistachios and Lindt dark chocolate bars (Intense Orange and Roasted […]

  • 052: A Mother’s Rule of Life – Person

    05/02/2020 Duração: 26min

    This week, I’m continuing the conversation based on Holly Pierlot’s book, A Mother’s Rule of Life: How to bring order to your home and peace to your soul.  I’m talking about the 2nd “P”: Person–the importance of caring for yourself (mind, body, and soul).   Links/resources mentioned this episode: Unbound Ministry Our family schedule (Don’t compare!  […]

  • 051: A Mother’s Rule of Life – Prayer

    29/01/2020 Duração: 53min

    Today’s Topic:  Continuing the conversation based on Holly Pierlot’s book, A Mother’s Rule of Life: How to bring order to your home and peace to your soul.  Today, we’re talking about the First “P” of a Mother’s Rule of Life: Prayer. I hope it’s an encouragement to take the time to make your personal prayer life […]