33 episodes

Join Ginny Tran and Delise Germond for a show that brings encouragement, and solidarity from a classical, Christian perspective; celebrating the blessings and challenges of motherhood in every season.

Blessings and Motherhood Delise Germond and Ginny Tran

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

Join Ginny Tran and Delise Germond for a show that brings encouragement, and solidarity from a classical, Christian perspective; celebrating the blessings and challenges of motherhood in every season.

    Understanding God's Heart for Israel

    Understanding God's Heart for Israel

    In this episode of “Blessings and Motherhood,” Delise and Ginny continue their talk with Sarah, focusing on faith, parenting, and combating anti-Semitism. Sarah discusses educating children on Jewish culture and challenges Christian replacement theory, offering insights on creating a more inclusive future. This part deepens the first episode’s discussion, emphasizing faith’s role in understanding and addressing social issues.
     
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    • 29 min
    The Kindness of Sabbath, Cultivating Spiritual Memory with Messianic Mom

    The Kindness of Sabbath, Cultivating Spiritual Memory with Messianic Mom

    In this episode of "Blessings and Motherhood," Sarah, a Jewish mom, shares her journey of integrating Jewish traditions with her Christian faith in parenting. She discusses the unique challenges and joys of Jewish motherhood, emphasizing the importance of embracing both sorrows and celebrations. Join us for a heartfelt conversation on faith, tradition, and the nuanced experiences of being a Jewish mother today.
     
     
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    • 27 min
    Helping Children Manage their Emotions and More with Kamilah Carter

    Helping Children Manage their Emotions and More with Kamilah Carter

    Do your children struggle with understanding and managing emotions? In this “Blessings and Motherhood” episode, Kamilah Carter discusses her journey with homeschooling. She emphasizes the importance of community in education, setting appropriate boundaries, and nurturing individual relationships with each child. The conversation highlights the challenges and joys of parenting, advocating for a balance between recognizing children’s feelings and teaching them responsible emotional management.
     
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    • 48 min
    Fighting the Winter Blues - Know Your Why

    Fighting the Winter Blues - Know Your Why

    In this episode, Delise and Ginny discuss coping with the winter blues, offering practical tips like focusing on your parenting “why,” creating a peaceful home, and practicing gratitude.
     
     
     
     
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    • 30 min
    Becoming the Guardian of Your Home with Erika Kirk

    Becoming the Guardian of Your Home with Erika Kirk

    Happy New Year! In this episode, Delise and Ginny talk with Erika Kirk, founder of Proclaim Streetwear and Biblein365, host of the Midweek Rise Up podcast, and an all-new mom to discuss how to make the home a safe refuge for one’s family and how to pursue God’s standards for motherhood. Erika talks through how to become the guardian of your home and walks through practical ways to transform your home into a place of rest for the family. Also, she discusses the importance of viewing motherhood as a privilege rather than a responsibility, tips for fostering digital mindfulness and a wholistic healthy lifestyle in the home, how to foster sacred relationships within your family amidst this crazy world, why you can never over-communicate with those you love, and the importance of not oversharing on social media and keeping some special pockets of your life private. Finally, Delise, Ginny, and Erika all share how they are slowing down in this season of their lives and listening to what God is teaching them. Be sure to stick around for Erika’s encouragement to moms at the end of this episode and be inspired to set this new year on the right path!
    Show notes: BlessingsandMotherhood.com/becoming-the-guardian-of-your-home
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    • 47 min
    The Art of Celebrating Well with Laura Kooistra

    The Art of Celebrating Well with Laura Kooistra

    It’s cause for celebration! In this last episode of the year, Delise and Ginny chat with Laura Kooistra, a Classical Conversations® employee and homeschool mom of ten children, all about celebration. And although this episode airs during the Christmas season, the three discuss more than just holiday festivities! In true classical spirit, Laura begins the conversation with her definition of “celebration,” considering whether it’s more than just an expression of thankfulness and that, at its core, celebration is really about the goodness of God. Laura shares why it’s important to celebrate, God’s direction for how and what we ought to celebrate presented in Scripture, how to find reasons for celebration amidst difficult seasons, how to make a habit of celebrating with your community, how to create celebrations in your home that become family-favorite traditions, and how to navigate your children’s different preferences for holiday celebrations. Plus, Laura talks about what celebrations look like in her own family, from celebrating holidays and birthdays to achievements and even ordinary moments. Finally, you’ll go into the new year equipped with the answer to the question: “What is wassail?”
    Show notes: BlessingsandMotherhood.com/the-art-of-celebrating-well
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

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