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Do you ever feel like being at home isn’t what you thought it would be? Somehow, it just seems to fall short. You try so hard to juggle the moving pieces and keep everyone happy, but you feel like you’re surviving instead of thriving. There’s so much advice about parenting and adult relationships, it’s hard to focus on what you really need to know.

Let us help you.

We started The Smart Family Podcast with you in mind. We exist to offer you high quality, practical advice to help you strengthen your marriage and boost your parenting to the next level. We’ll help you understand the latest research. We’ll bring you easy-to-digest conversations with experts on family life. We’ll save you time by doing the leg work for you, so you can thrive at home.

Smart Family Podcast Toni Nieuwhof & Dr. Rob Meeder

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

Do you ever feel like being at home isn’t what you thought it would be? Somehow, it just seems to fall short. You try so hard to juggle the moving pieces and keep everyone happy, but you feel like you’re surviving instead of thriving. There’s so much advice about parenting and adult relationships, it’s hard to focus on what you really need to know.

Let us help you.

We started The Smart Family Podcast with you in mind. We exist to offer you high quality, practical advice to help you strengthen your marriage and boost your parenting to the next level. We’ll help you understand the latest research. We’ll bring you easy-to-digest conversations with experts on family life. We’ll save you time by doing the leg work for you, so you can thrive at home.

    SFP 066 How to Stop That Nagging Feeling of 'Mom Guilt' with Dr. Michelle Deering

    SFP 066 How to Stop That Nagging Feeling of 'Mom Guilt' with Dr. Michelle Deering

    Ever felt that nagging feeling you should be doing something for your kids or at home while you're at work? Or, doing something more at the office once you're at home? For the first time on our podcast, we're tackling the problem of 'mom guilt' (but for you men, we don't believe that only mothers get this feeling!). Dr Michelle Deering is a psychologist with decades of experience in helping people overcome the emotional hurdles in their lives and family relationships. She talks about the core beliefs that give rise to 'mom guilt', dispels the myth that you need to be present with your children all the time, and shines light on the often-hidden problem of mom's needs being deprioritized - by mom herself. She gives us valuable, practical advice on how to move beyond feeling guilty while building stronger bonds with your spouse and kids, and emerging with a healthier you!

    • 38 min
    SFP 065 Transforming Your Parenting and Marriage from Stable Misery to Dynamic Joy with Dr Lynyetta Willis

    SFP 065 Transforming Your Parenting and Marriage from Stable Misery to Dynamic Joy with Dr Lynyetta Willis

    This episode will inspire you. We get right into the nuts and bolts of the motto of our podcast: "Love Being Home!" with clinical psychologist Dr Lynyetta Willis. Do you feel like you are stuck in your family relationships? Do you see your spouse and kids and wonder if you are settling for mediocrity? Can there be more to your marriage and parenting? Dr Willis thinks so. She explains how we can get stuck in patterns of stable misery. More importantly, she describes how to move out of that pattern and move towards dynamic joy using the PATHS framework. We learned so much talking to Dr Wilis and believe you will be inspired to take a step in the right direction and can once again Love Being Home.Enjoy!

    • 49 min
    SFP 064 Helping You Create a More Satisfying Sex Life: An Interview with Amie Latta

    SFP 064 Helping You Create a More Satisfying Sex Life: An Interview with Amie Latta

      The tough times we've all been through lately have been impacting our marriages. How's it going with your sex life these days? Today's guest has years of experience helping couples get to the root of problems with their sexual intimacy. In this episode, Toni and our guest Amie Latta talk about the three most common pitfalls that trip couples up in the bedroom, along with practical wisdom on potential solutions and next steps. She shares ways to move past the barriers you've been experiencing but not really discussing, including the performance pressure we too often place on ourselves. If you've been wondering how to deal with a sensitive issue impacting your sex life - that one you're afraid to raise with your partner - you'll want to hear what Amie has to say. 

    • 37 min
    SFP 063 | Raising Emotionally Strong Boys with David Thomas

    SFP 063 | Raising Emotionally Strong Boys with David Thomas

    Why is it that we are so often led to believe that boys and men must supress their emotions in order to be truly masculine? It is as if the terms "emotional" and "masculine" are mutually exclusive. Our guest today has a different perspective. David Thomas believes that boys are healthier if they are emotionally strong. He also makes a powerful case that emotionally strong boys become much healthier men - a profound message given the sad mental health statistics for men. David has done extensive research on this topic, and draws from decades of counselling experience. He has written about it in his new book Raising Emotionally Strong Boys. He shares his insights with us today - insights which will help you raise your son in a way that is mentally, physically and spiritually healthy.

    • 38 min
    SFP 062 | Deanna Singh on how to help your kids embrace racial diversity and stand against racial injustice

    SFP 062 | Deanna Singh on how to help your kids embrace racial diversity and stand against racial injustice

    Having conversations with our kids about topics of diversity, equity and inclusion can feel complicated these days. Even during periods when we're not hearing much about racial prejudice in the news, there's a lot for us to learn and much work to be done to right the wrongs of racial injustice in our societies. How can you and your family be part of ongoing antiracism efforts to put an end to racial injustice for this generation? Deanna Singh has been named by Forbes as an African American woman everyone needs to know. Educated in law and business, Deanna is both a social entrepreneur and a changemaker. She tells her story of how east met west in her family of origin, her own childhood experience of racism, and how she and her family approach other cultures with curiosity and love.

    • 44 min
    SFP 061 | Should I Travel With My Kids....If They are Anxious, Inflexible or Neurodiverse? With Dawn Barclay

    SFP 061 | Should I Travel With My Kids....If They are Anxious, Inflexible or Neurodiverse? With Dawn Barclay

    When we think about travelling we imagine going to exotic places and great weather! But while that may be true (hopefully) for part of the trip, often there are challenging times as well - both enroute and at your destination. This is especially true when you are travelling with kids, and even moreso when they are anxious, inflexible or neurodiverse. With travel plans gaining steam again, you might be wondering if it's worth the risk, and how you might mitigste the challenges of travelling with kids. Our guest is travel expert Dawn Barclay, author of Traveling Different. She has done a huge amount of work on this topic and shares it with us today. Want to see the world....wtih your kids? Then this episode is for you!

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Adamtroyw ,

Need one more star!!!

I was curious about this podcast given the relationship that both Toni Nieuwhof and Dr. Rob Meeder (wife and friend respectively) have to premier podcaster and interviewer, Carey Nieuwhof. I love this podcast. Toni and Dr. Rob quickly caught their podcasting ‘stride.’ They have top notch guests, and provide a great balance of asking great questions that lead to such valuable content and application. Definitely a ‘Subscribe’ podcast!

SFar2121 ,

Awesome

Love this podcast!

Algonquin girl ,

Amazing!

Thanks for this guys! It’s great, Rob.
Sarah HC

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