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Ever notice how a simple thing can change your life? A simple lunch box note changed ours. A few years ago, my husband wrote a timely message to our son that said: BE STRONG, PROTECT THE WEAK, LOVE EVERYONE. Those words have become our family mission to the world. Each week on Be Love. Do Good. podcast, we will be sharing practical ways to live out this message.

You’ll hear tips and ideas, encouraging words, and stories of others who are being love and doing good in their communities in hopes to inspire YOU and your family to love in your own ways!

Each week we will be challenged to get out of our comfort zones and love others who are different from us. We truly believe knowing others helps us love well and that any act of love can change the life of another. Join us as we take practical steps to teach our children and families to be love and do good!

Be Love. Do Good. with Kristi Hayes Kristi Hayes

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 57 Ratings

Ever notice how a simple thing can change your life? A simple lunch box note changed ours. A few years ago, my husband wrote a timely message to our son that said: BE STRONG, PROTECT THE WEAK, LOVE EVERYONE. Those words have become our family mission to the world. Each week on Be Love. Do Good. podcast, we will be sharing practical ways to live out this message.

You’ll hear tips and ideas, encouraging words, and stories of others who are being love and doing good in their communities in hopes to inspire YOU and your family to love in your own ways!

Each week we will be challenged to get out of our comfort zones and love others who are different from us. We truly believe knowing others helps us love well and that any act of love can change the life of another. Join us as we take practical steps to teach our children and families to be love and do good!

    How to alleviate the stress of the holidays

    How to alleviate the stress of the holidays

    I don’t know about you but sometimes around the holidays I dream of simplicity. My stress starts to take over when I know I have forgotten a gift or my kids bring me a list of 1038208378 random gifts they DON’T NEED.
     
    It was wearing me out, and I wanted to get our family back to focusing on the real meaning of Christmas. One for my sanity, and two so my kids could practice what it looked like to truly GIVE instead of just RECEIVE.
     
    In this episode, I give some ideas your family can implement this season to help you get back on track, and teach our kids that giving really is better.



    Make sure you grab our GIVING CALENDAR (things to do each day) here and we will send it straight to your inbox!
     
    Advent devotions I love:
    Low 
    Preparing for Christmas Richard Rohr
    She Reads Truth
     
    Resources for kids:
    Advent Prep Club
    Read, Ask, Go Advent calendar
     
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    • 12 min
    Mary Beth Chapman on the journey of life, motherhood, adoption, and hope through grief

    Mary Beth Chapman on the journey of life, motherhood, adoption, and hope through grief

    We are so lucky to have Mary Beth Chapman on the show today. Mary Beth is a mother to 6 kiddos with her husband, singer/songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman and are adoptive parents of 3 from China. 
     
    Mary Beth is an author of the book, Choosing to See: A Journey of Struggle and Hope.
    Her book details the tragedy of losing their youngest adoptive child and the hope that God brings them in the darkest places and co-founder of non-profit Show Hope that helps break down barriers between waiting children and loving families. 
     
    Mary Beth and I talk about life before fame, the wonderful and hard journey of adoption, and their non-profit that helps other families adopt. 
    Mary Beth is so down to earth and vulnerable in this conversation. I promise our conversation will be a bright spot in your week. 
     
    For any questions about adoption check out https://howtoadopt.org/
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    • 40 min
    Navigating Friendships with our Kids

    Navigating Friendships with our Kids

    If you are a parent, you know helping our kids navigate friendships is a big part of parenting. That’s why today I wanted to bring on my friend and producer Jeanette Tapley to give us all the advice on helping our kids make and become good friends.    
     
    We talk about everything from drama to boundaries; it all makes this show. 
    Can we pick our kids' friends? How do we foster good friendships for our kids? Can we read our kids’ text messages and social messages?   How do we model friendship?  Do we tell our kids about our past mistakes?  
    We cover it all!  Whether you are dealing with mean girl drama, or a new teen who needs some help setting boundaries, this is the friendship episode for you. 
     
    Connect with Jeanette: 
    Jeanette’s instagram
    Listen to her podcast It’s Time for Coffee

    • 39 min
    Raising grateful kids

    Raising grateful kids

    Wanna raise grateful kids? Here are a few tips to help keep gratitude at the forefront in your family.
     
    We all need a little extra dose of gratitude this year and since November is the month of being thankful, I thought this would be the perfect time to make sure we did a few things as a family that kept gratitude front and center. 
     
    Join us on our grateful challenge this month!
     
    Listen to this episode for simple ways we are helping our family keep gratitude at the center and some things you can do today; like implementing a gratitude jar, journal, or ideas to encourage others. 
     
    Don’t forget to check out our social media to tell us your grateful ideas. 
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    We would be so honored if you subscribed or left a review. 

    Did you know we wrote a children’s book: Check it out here

    • 19 min
    Breaking down barriers and seeing others well with Carlos Whittaker

    Breaking down barriers and seeing others well with Carlos Whittaker

    Today we have the definition of Be Love. do good on our podcast, our guest Carlos Whittaker. You may have read Carlos’ books, or maybe you have seen his good deeds on Good Morning America, the Nick Cannon Show, or anywhere they have gone viral, like raising a tip for Tonee the Piano man, or helping a woman get a service dog, or helping teens in Brooklyn. 
     
    Carlos sees people, like really sees people. People call him the Hope Dealer. He gives hope to people everyday and shares it with his hundreds of thousands of social media followers. 
     
    He gets to the heart of people and his passion is to help others see people too. People who are different from you, people you have bias against, people who get on your last nerve. 
     
    Today Carlos tells us story after story of how he has seen people tear down the walls and get to know others, which brings perspective and open hearts. Carlos gives us tangible ways of how to take the first step. 
     
    I promise you, you will be so encouraged and inspired to see others and love others better after this interview. 
     
    I am so thankful for people like Carlos in this world. He truly makes this world a better place. 
     
    Get to know Carlos here.
    Follow Carlos on Instagram
     
    Don’t forget to subscribe and review our podcast. We would be so appreciative.

    • 39 min
    Making intentional parenting simple starts with you!

    Making intentional parenting simple starts with you!

    The relatable and hilarious Jami Nato is sharing making intentional parenting simple. I love how she gives us permission to not do all the things. Just one thing at a time when it comes to parenting, and it starts with us!
    Jami is the best at sharing ideas that all of us can do! Jami is a blogger, amazing mother, speaker, and one of my favorite parent Instagram influencers.
    Today she talks about so many wise nuggets, especially to make intentional parenting simple, and how it starts with giving grace to ourselves.
     
    Some things we chat about:
    We talk about how to recognize what is going on in our own heart and get our heart peaceful and right so we can express that to our kids. That comes first. How to help our kids navigate this world through open and hard conversations.  How carpool is the dream machine when it comes to having intentional conversations with our kids.  How to help our kids learn how to navigate the difficult things through a gospel lens.  Creating a space for them to normalize their feelings and emotions.  God gave us these exact children for a reason.  How to dig into the heart of your child and build intentional relationships. Give yourself grace. Stop believing the lies that you are a bad parent or not enough.   
    Resources we talked about:
    Catechism for kids
    Seeds of Worship
     
    Connect with Jami
    Instagram
    Website
     
    Don’t forget to listen to our BE LOVE QUICK TIP at then end.
     
    Did you know we wrote a Children’s book about our true story of the lunchbox note that changed our life?
    Check it out here:

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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57 Ratings

jessow8 ,

Fantastic!

This podcast is incredible! I always leave feeling inspired and ready to take on my day. Thank you Kristi for being so positive and vulnerable!

kjsmith8080 ,

Gifted storyteller.

Kristi has a gift. She’s great at seeing a story where others don’t. She encourages the story and turns it into something beautiful.

ntc80 ,

A Blessing

Kristy does a phenomenal job of leading her guests through their topics and experiences. I’ve been personally blessed by listening to her and her guests on this podcast. Take the time to listen......it will be a blessing in your life I’m sure of it.
-Nick

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