280 episodes

Longtime friends and authors Krista Gilbert and Alexandra Kuykendall share relatable, practical and fun conversations on faith, motherhood and leadership. Often inviting another friend into the conversation, listeners will be inspired to take that next step, do that hard thing, and encourage their family and friends to do the same as they walk through the doors God opens.
Let's be world changers for good right where we are!

The Open Door Sisterhood Podcast Alexandra Kuykendall & Krista Gilbert

    • Christianity
    • 4.3 • 6 Ratings

Longtime friends and authors Krista Gilbert and Alexandra Kuykendall share relatable, practical and fun conversations on faith, motherhood and leadership. Often inviting another friend into the conversation, listeners will be inspired to take that next step, do that hard thing, and encourage their family and friends to do the same as they walk through the doors God opens.
Let's be world changers for good right where we are!

    Ep.280: Spring Refresh - Your Questions Answered About Organizing, Decorating, and Cleaning with Krista Gilbert

    Ep.280: Spring Refresh - Your Questions Answered About Organizing, Decorating, and Cleaning with Krista Gilbert

    In this final episode in our Spring Refresh Series, our Sisterhood Home Coach, Krista Gilbert, answers your questions about problem areas, redecorating, and how to refresh an outdoor space.
    We talk closet clutter, when to keep an item and when to give it away, how to organize kids’ papers and artwork, and what to do with the many paper piles around the house.
    Krista also gives an easy to follow four-step plan for redecorating a space that needs some love.
    You will love this practical episode as you refresh your home this spring.

    • 48 min
    Ep.279: SPRING REFRESH: Home Organizing with Lisa Trigsted

    Ep.279: SPRING REFRESH: Home Organizing with Lisa Trigsted

    Jam packed with practical ideas, professional organizer Lisa Trigsted shares with the sisterhood her best tips on stuff management for a family. Known on social media as Neat Freak Mckinney, Lisa shares her simple yet life changing tactics for families who are swimming in stuff.
    So what does Lisa suggest? First, edit out the extra things. Then maintain new organizing systems with a weekly reset. These simple tactics can change how your family manages and relates to stuff. Once organized Lisa encourages listeners to challenge themselves to a spending freeze and eventually incorporating the one-in-one-out rule.
    We spend a good part of the conversation covering how to get family members on board with an organizing plan and how to tackle big projects and maintenance as a team. Lisa understands the real-life challenges moms have in keeping a space organized and doesn't shy away from the "but how?" questions. You will feel absolutely inspired and empowered to tackle that stack of papers or overstuffed closet after listening to this episode. So go ahead and push play for your next dose of our series on Spring Refresh.

    • 37 min
    Ep.278: Spring Refresh - An Experiment In Home Coaching with Krista & Alex

    Ep.278: Spring Refresh - An Experiment In Home Coaching with Krista & Alex

    Krista has been home coaching Alex on her laundry room the past few weeks to kick off spring cleaning, and we are talking about the experience on the episode today. The laundry room dilemma led to coaching around other spaces, and also to identifying some important internal discoveries along the way.
    We explore what holds Alex back from doing what she knows she needs to do in her home, how she was able to push past those obstacles, and what she learned and accomplished.
    You will hear parts of your own story in this one and it will encourage you to make changes that will propel you forward.
    If you are a person who needs a little bit of motivation to get your spring refresh going, or any kind of refresh, this is a great place to start.

    • 36 min
    Ep.277: Spring Refresh: A Peaceful Home Laundry, Cleaning Systems and Simplifying with Wendy Trigsted

    Ep.277: Spring Refresh: A Peaceful Home Laundry, Cleaning Systems and Simplifying with Wendy Trigsted

    We've all been home a loooonnnngggg time and it may be our spaces need a spring refresh. Wendy Trigsted is working to make a peaceful home. It doesn't just happen though, she intentionally thinks through the systems that need to be in place to make things run smoothly. From laundry systems to Easter baskets, this mom of four gives us her tips to simplify in order to increase peace.
    This is the first episode of our series on Spring Refresh in our homes. Heavy on the practical Wendy shares with us how she cleans out a closet, how she stores and uses her cleaning supplies, and how she decides if she should make a purchase for her home. In the first five minutes of this conversation, Wendy gives us three easy, quick tips we can do TODAY to create more peace in our space (and bonus they are all 100% FREE.)
    No matter the size or style of your home, the ages and stages of those you live with, you will be able to increase peace this spring season. You won't want to miss this very practical conversation with Wendy Trigsted. Her principles work well for any family size or season. And who doesn't want a little more peace as we refresh for spring?

    • 39 min
    Ep.276: Parenting Teens - Sister Straight Talk with Krista Gilbert & Alexandra Kuykendall

    Ep.276: Parenting Teens - Sister Straight Talk with Krista Gilbert & Alexandra Kuykendall

    In this episode Krista and Alex wrap up the series Teens: The State of the Union. They discuss what impacted them most, what changes they are making in their parenting because of what they heard, and what felt practical.
    They also weigh in on their experience parenting teens – what’s been hard, what’s been helpful, and what they would recommend.
    Join us as we have a sister to sister conversation, and as we attempt to make the most of the teen series.

    • 50 min
    Ep.275: Parenting Teens: Social Media and Communication with Heather Thompson Day

    Ep.275: Parenting Teens: Social Media and Communication with Heather Thompson Day

    Communications professor Heather Thompson Day talks about Gen Z's use of technology and social media and how these tools impact how they communicate (or don't) with the world around them. From developing a low tolerance for discomfort to managing how others perceive us, Heather offers professional insights into how social media is shaping a generation.
    For parents of today's teens who feel at a loss on how to help their kids navigate this world of screens, posts, and likes, this conversation gives insight on practices families can take together. From meditation on Scripture to family check-ins we can open new channels of connection with our kids that help them identify and feel their feelings while learning about disappointment and discomfort.
    Social media can feel like a beast (because it is!) and Heather doesn't let us forget it has addictive features that rewire our brain when we're engaged with it. We don't have to despair though. We can have meaningful relationships with our teens that help anchor them in the actual world and gives them the tools to better manage the technology.

    • 47 min

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