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I love my life. Becoming a wife/mother has been the absolute second best part of my life. (My faith life is first, sorry, husband and kids.) I have eight kids, yes, EIGHT. And yes, we are Catholic.

People always ask if having a big family has been crazy, chaotic, or difficult. Well, yes, of course. But those things no longer concern me. What concerns me is how every single person in our culture, including myself, my husband and our children, has been tempted away from their best self. Going along with our culture is not living. Nor is it life-giving. I am too old to pretend that I have it all together. I am (finally) too wise to think I can do it all myself.

That’s what “The Parenting Dare” is about: entering into the messy, the nitty, the gritty, and the beautiful. It’s about surrendering what we thought our family life would be like so we could receive the higher gifts that God has prepared for us. Some of those gifts are about becoming and being:

JOYFUL
PROACTIVE
AUTHENTIC
INTENTIONAL
ACCEPTING
FAITHFUL
DARING

Most of these podcasts will also posted in normal blog (with pictures!) format found at www.theparentingdare.com/blog. Please follow us on either platform! I say “US” because my oldest son Eric is my partner on this mission He is the tech side of this whole operation. If you ever hear a voice in the background, it is his.

What surprises me most about this particular kid of mine: he can write. He has an engineering degree AND he can write. Weird, I know. He will guest blog/podcast occasionally, so you can look forward to his unique perspective. Eric is always pushing me out of my comfort zone and he is the one that suggested I move my beloved three-year old blog, “Prayer and Duct Tape” to The Parenting Dare site AND create a podcast to go with it. At first I thought he was delusional. But over time, I realized that playing small (even though it was nice and safe and warm and yummy) was not really serving God in this realm. Learn more about our mission. It’s a big one. If you love it, share it.

Thank you for your beautiful support. We appreciate you.

The Parenting Dare Lori and Eric Doerneman: Mother and Son Duo

    • Religion & Spirituality

I love my life. Becoming a wife/mother has been the absolute second best part of my life. (My faith life is first, sorry, husband and kids.) I have eight kids, yes, EIGHT. And yes, we are Catholic.

People always ask if having a big family has been crazy, chaotic, or difficult. Well, yes, of course. But those things no longer concern me. What concerns me is how every single person in our culture, including myself, my husband and our children, has been tempted away from their best self. Going along with our culture is not living. Nor is it life-giving. I am too old to pretend that I have it all together. I am (finally) too wise to think I can do it all myself.

That’s what “The Parenting Dare” is about: entering into the messy, the nitty, the gritty, and the beautiful. It’s about surrendering what we thought our family life would be like so we could receive the higher gifts that God has prepared for us. Some of those gifts are about becoming and being:

JOYFUL
PROACTIVE
AUTHENTIC
INTENTIONAL
ACCEPTING
FAITHFUL
DARING

Most of these podcasts will also posted in normal blog (with pictures!) format found at www.theparentingdare.com/blog. Please follow us on either platform! I say “US” because my oldest son Eric is my partner on this mission He is the tech side of this whole operation. If you ever hear a voice in the background, it is his.

What surprises me most about this particular kid of mine: he can write. He has an engineering degree AND he can write. Weird, I know. He will guest blog/podcast occasionally, so you can look forward to his unique perspective. Eric is always pushing me out of my comfort zone and he is the one that suggested I move my beloved three-year old blog, “Prayer and Duct Tape” to The Parenting Dare site AND create a podcast to go with it. At first I thought he was delusional. But over time, I realized that playing small (even though it was nice and safe and warm and yummy) was not really serving God in this realm. Learn more about our mission. It’s a big one. If you love it, share it.

Thank you for your beautiful support. We appreciate you.

    What are Your Top Five Categories?

    What are Your Top Five Categories?

    As busy moms, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s most important. In this episode, Lori will help you focus on what is most important in your life. 
     
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    • 29 min
    Three Things I Would do Differently if I Had to Start My Mothering Journey All Over Again

    Three Things I Would do Differently if I Had to Start My Mothering Journey All Over Again

    If you are an older mom and if you could go back to when your first child was a newborn and do it all over again, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE? If you are like me, you have a list. A very long list. More at: www.theparentingdare.com

    • 19 min
    You Were Created to Love

    You Were Created to Love

    You and I were created to love. So how come it has been so very easy to get off the track and go ballistic with the ones that we love the most? In today’s post, we’ll explore how to get back to you.
    Here’s a link to the free online mother retreat.
    https://courses.theparentingdare.com/courses
    That will take you to our product page. Simply click on “Mother Retreat” and you will be able to enroll for free.

    • 9 min
    The Rest of the Story

    The Rest of the Story

    More at: www.theparentingdare.com

    • 49 min
    The Best Gift You Can Give Your Children

    The Best Gift You Can Give Your Children

    We give our children many different gifts. However, there is one thing that will really make a big difference in how they live their lives… More at:
    www.theparentingdare.com

    • 15 min
    Taking A Deeper Look at Our Parenting Methods

    Taking A Deeper Look at Our Parenting Methods

    More at:
    www.theparentingdare.com

    • 16 min

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