The Eyre sisters, mothers of 18 children ages 1-25 and daughters of best-selling parenting authors, share stories and discuss how growing up in an eccentric family has impacted their lives and their own parenting journeys.
30. Interview with Life Coach and Sister-in-Law Anita
This week's episode features our amazing sister-in-law, Anita. Anita is a life coach and she offered us some simple but powerful principles that can help transform our parenting thoughts and actions. We learned about managing our expectations, being our word, paying attention to our train of thought, and more. Anita generously offered a free hour of coaching to all our listeners so head to her website to schedule your free session right away!
Byron Katie, 4 Liberating Questions The Power of Words (Maya Angelou Quote) Share Your Story (Brene Brown Quote #1) Stand Your Sacred Ground (Brown Brown Quote #2) Anita's Instagram Feed Anita's Life Coaching Website
29. Family Reunions: Joys and Challenges
Welcome back for Season 3! We are so excited to be starting off another season with you. In this episode, recorded at the tail end of our annual Bear Lake reunion, we share how we do reunions and talk about the things we love and the challenges we face.
How do you handle reunions in your family? What suggestions do you have for balancing scheduled time vs. free time? We'd love to hear your experiences! Come share with us on Instagram @eyresisters.
Shawni's blog post about Grandfather's Secrets and Grammie Camp
Shawni's blog post about Eyrealm Reunion 2023 (this episode of our podcast was recorded at the close of this reunion)
Saren's post: 3 Keys to a Great Family Reunion (from 2018)
28. Oh What Do you Do in the Summertime?
Summer is just around the corner! Join us for our last episode of season 2 as we discuss ideas for meaningful and do-able summer activities. We dive into ideas for little kids, elementary-aged kids, high school kids, and even your adult kids. What do you do to make summer awesome in your family? This week's challenge is to come up with the summer plan that best fits YOUR familiy. We'd love to have you share your ideas and plans with us on Instagram! @eyresisters
Have a great summer, and we'll see you next season!
Saren's post about her Do-it-Yourself Summer Camp
Shawni's blog post for summer ideas
Shawni's blog post on Claire's experience
Shawni's blog post on summer goals with a plan
Shawni's other blog post on summer goals
The Parenting Breakthrough book
Listen in today as we discuss technology! It's a hot topic, for good reason. We discuss the good that technology brings, and we also discuss the difficulties - setting limits, keeping our kids engaged with the world, the problems with comparison & the effects on self-esteem, how technology affects our ability to focus, the waste of time... there is so much to think about. Come join us for this discussion! We also challenge you to go have a screen competition with someone to see how little you can use your phone this week! And don't forget to check in on Instagram @eyresisters and let us know how it goes.
Book Saydi talked about - Stolen Focus
Technology contract from Shawni -
Book Shawni quoted from - The Tech-Wise Family
15-minute book summaries app - Blinkist or Headway
26. Q&A #2: Relationships, Homeschooling, Meal Planning and more
Here's another episode of us answering questions submitted by you! We had a lot of fun talking about what we do for fun, how invovled we are in our kids' relationships, homeschooling, meal planning, and more. We love your questions! Thanks for asking. Don't forget to visit us on Instagram and add your thoughts - @eyresisters.
Shawni's blog post on Family Mottos
Saydi's list of red flags for emotional immaturity
podcast episode where Saren offers ideas about choosing schooling for your kids
podcast episode where Saren interviews her twins about their homeschooling experience
25. Positive Psychology, Parenting, and Poetry with Tal
Join us this week as we talk with our brother, Talmadge (Tal). He lives in Switzerland with his wife and daughter. He's a poetry-reading, basketball-playing, book-writing, deep-thinking guy, and he has a lot to share! Tal talks with us about his experience as a kid who really struggled wtih reading, the challenges that he and his wife had with infertility, and the intentional practices he's taken from his education in positive psychology, including locus of control, explanatory style, and blind spots. We're sure you will love learning from the awesome little brother we used to call "Tam the Lamb." Share what you learned with us on Instagram @eyresisters.
Locus of Control
The Writer's Almanac
The Summer Day
Uplifting & energizing!
As a young mom trying to cultivate a home environment where learning and fun are had, I have found this podcast so enlightening! It makes me smile (& laugh) to hear about each sister and their different take on each topic. Whoever picks the podcast episodes is doing an awesome job—I have a whole note on my phone titled “in the arena thoughts” and I can’t wait to refer back to it when I have a question/idea about traditions, family culture, parenting, etc! ♥️ Your parents did a dang good job!
Real moms sharing real help for our families
I am really loving this podcast from the Eyre sisters. I’ve followed Shawni’s blog for years and have always been grateful for the fun and practical ideas she has shared about home and family. I love to hear these ladies reminisce about growing up together and then share what works (or sometimes doesn’t!) in their homes and families. They are always uplifting and want to help other moms to start wherever we are and move forward from there. Thank you for giving your love of motherhood and family to all of us listeners.
I’m a 30-something, feminist, progressive, mostly lapsed Catholic with no kids (yet- hopefully soon!) And I love this podcast. It’s inspiring me to raise my future children with intention and giving me great ideas to do so. And honestly it’s healing my childhood trauma lol. My parents are wonderful but not super emotionally intelligent, and struggled with our transition to adulthood. So hearing the Eyre sisters talking about making mistakes, handling conflict, and transitioning from managing to cheerleading feels surprisingly healing.