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As the parents of five kids, we have no illusions about parenting. We love it, but we know it can be tough! Join us as we discuss the ups and downs of parenthood.

Parenting in Real Life Alan and Alexis Tanner

    • Kids & Family
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As the parents of five kids, we have no illusions about parenting. We love it, but we know it can be tough! Join us as we discuss the ups and downs of parenthood.

    Tiny Tips - How to Teach Your Children About Patriotism

    Tiny Tips - How to Teach Your Children About Patriotism

    We recently put an American flag on our home to celebrate the 4th of July and our 9 year old asked us why we would do that.  I was surprised by her question and felt like this would be a great time to learn more about patriotism.  So today we're sharing why we should be patriotic, how to teach your children about patriotism, and some fun activities you can do this weekend to celebrate the 4th of July. 

    • 10 min
    Ep. 62 - Surviving Summer Pt. 2

    Ep. 62 - Surviving Summer Pt. 2

    Surviving Summer part 2!  If you want to listen to our first surviving summer episode when our kids were a little younger, check out episode 36.  Today we're sharing some tips to help you survive this summer especially as things are a bit different this year.

    Here are the links to the websites we referred to in this episode:

    8 minute classes:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CAXzXczFLWD/

    Johnson Files Mom watch instagram series:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B8UunQvBGJD/

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BzLq9P9hLKA/

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BwP4df-hvMJ/

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BsZu2bqhe55/

    Don't forget to follow us on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/alexistannerlane

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    • 24 min
    Tiny Tip: How to Have a Great Mother's Day EVEN When You Have Small Children

    Tiny Tip: How to Have a Great Mother's Day EVEN When You Have Small Children

    Mother's Day is around the corner and whether you have children or not, I hope you include yourself as a woman to celebrate on that day.  We all can nurture the children around us.  Mother's Day is not always what I hope for in my mind because I have young children who still need help and still fight all day.  So I keep my expectations really low.  Today I'm sharing 5 tips that will hopefully help you have a great Mother's Day no matter how the day turns out.

    • 7 min
    Ep. 60 - Finding the good when you find yourself stuck at home.

    Ep. 60 - Finding the good when you find yourself stuck at home.

    So many of us are stuck at home. Life is challenging right now. But in today’s episode we’re sharing ways that we’ve found good things. We came up with a list of 10 things and challenge you to come up with a list of 10 too! Also, as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the president of our church has asked us to fast to help end COVID-19 on Good Friday. People of all faiths are invited to join us in this worldwide fast and we hope that you participate too.

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    • 21 min
    Tiny tip: 5 Christ-centered Easter Traditions

    Tiny tip: 5 Christ-centered Easter Traditions

    Today I’m sharing 5 Christ-centered Easter traditions. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the affects from Coronavirus, just write down your favorite and do it next year. 😉Don’t forget to share your Easter traditions with us on Instagram! You can find me at @alexistanner.lane. Resources:
    Easter Week: https://www.thesmallseed.com/blog/2018/3/16/easter-week-2018
    Resurrection Eggs: https://www.thesmallseed.com/blog/2016/03/resurrection-eggs-family-lesson-learning-about-the-saviors-last-week
    Ideas for a passover meal: https://www.gatherandgrow.co/how-to-share-a-family-passover-meal/
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BwTRIYmDRwu/?igshid=la9b1v4azduz
    Resurrection Rolls: https://www.inspirationalmomma.com/easter-resurrection-rolls/
    A Christ-Centered Easter:
    Adults https://deseretbook.com/p/celebrating-a-christ-centered-easter-childrens-edition?variant_id=155223-hardcover
    Children
    https://deseretbook.com/p/celebrating-christ-centered-easter-emily-belle-freeman-94979?variant_id=599-paperback

    • 6 min
    Ep. 59 - How to Thrive in Homeschooling and Working from Home during COVID-19

    Ep. 59 - How to Thrive in Homeschooling and Working from Home during COVID-19

    These are challenging times as many of us are now homeschooling our kids and working from home.  That's a lot of changes at once that were forced upon us. With almost 2 weeks of social distancing under our belts, we're sharing our best tips with how to help kids stay motivated and to have a good school and work environment at home.  Let us know what other tips you have by commenting on my instagram account at https://www.instagram.com/alexistanner.lane/.
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    • 25 min

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The episodes are quick and easy to listen to with great practical advice backed by real experience. It feels like you are sitting talking to friends about the struggles and realities of parenthood!

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