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Heather MacFadyen, mother of four boys, connects you the listener with people and resources to help you feel less alone. Consider it an invitation to "withness".

Don't Mom Alone Podcast Heather MacFadyen

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 2.1K Ratings

Heather MacFadyen, mother of four boys, connects you the listener with people and resources to help you feel less alone. Consider it an invitation to "withness".

    Signpost Parenting :: Ann Voskamp [Ep 394]

    Signpost Parenting :: Ann Voskamp [Ep 394]

    Who saw all that you’ve done today? Anyone? A mom’s work usually goes unacknowledged. We want to measure our work by how the house looks or how the children behave, or by how put together we look when we go out. But my guest this week, Ann Voskamp, invites us to prioritize the unseen. She dares us to prioritize things like the riches of Christ, the promise of an eternity in his presence that is “utterly and completely fulfilling,” and our relationships with those around us.  She helps us see the value in “signpost” parenting - not overly concerned with outcomes we cannot control, but deeply committed to continually pointing our kids to Christ and the sufficiency of His great love for us. 
    Ann is a mom to 7, farmer’s wife and author of several books including her newest, Your Brave Song: An Inspirational Children’s Picture Book That Shows How Faith in Jesus Can Help Kids Overcome Fear, Worry, and Anxiety. 
    Connect with Ann Voskamp:  Website:  https://annvoskamp.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnnVoskamp  Instagram:  @annvoskamp  Links Mentioned:   Your Brave Song: An Inspirational Children’s Picture Book That Shows How Faith in Jesus Can Help Kids Overcome Fear, Worry, and Anxiety by Ann Voskamp Waymaker: A Dare to Hope by Ann Voskamp Related Episodes: How to {really} Parent with Grace :: Jeannie Cunnion [Ep 55] How to be Calm and Kind Under Pressure :: Candace Cameron Bure [Ep223] Week Four Summer of Mentorship 2020 :: Sally Clarkson  Exclusive Pre-Order:  Pre-Order Right Where You Belong: How to Identify and Fully Occupy Your God-Given Space Featured Sponsors:  Find links to this week’s sponsors and unique promo codes at dontmomalone.com/sponsors. 

    • 55 min
    Freedom is Not a Look :: Alisa Keeton [Ep 393]

    Freedom is Not a Look :: Alisa Keeton [Ep 393]

    What’s the first word that comes to mind if I say, “Describe your body”? 
    It wasn’t “good”, was it? 
    Fellow human, it should be! Because that’s what God himself says about your body! He says it is good. Just the way he created it - not some past or future version of it, how it is right now. 
    My guest this week is Alisa Keeton and she has spent the last 10+ years serving others through her ministry, Revelation Wellness. She wants you to understand not only that your body is  good, but just how very much God loves you. She deeply desires that we would know God - not just about him, but know him. And that is where our journey to health and wellness can begin.  
    “Freedom is not a look, it’s a feeling.” 
    Connect with Alisa Keeton:  Website:  https://alisakeeton.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/akeeton/  Instagram:  @alisakeeton  Twitter: @alisakeeton  Links Mentioned:   Revelation Wellness  Food is Not the Boss of Me Challenge  Revelation Wellness Podcast Related Episodes: Revelation Wellness :: Alisa Keeton [Ep 132] Your Body is GOOD :: Jess Connolly [Ep 329] Become Fully Alive - Mind, Body, and  Spirit :: Susie Larson [Ep 218]  
    Exclusive Pre-Order:  Pre-Order Right Where You Belong: How to Identify and Fully Occupy Your God-Given Space Featured Sponsors:  Find links to this week’s sponsors and unique promo codes at dontmomalone.com/sponsors. 

    • 54 min
    Clarifying Your Family Culture :: Heather [Ep 392]

    Clarifying Your Family Culture :: Heather [Ep 392]

    You know what you’re seeing of someone else’s life as you scroll isn’t the whole story and yet we all find ourselves longing for that perfect vacation, that look of pure delight on their child’s face, or the silent moments they were able to enjoy. 
    We all know “comparison is the thief of joy,”  and we should run from it. But what if, rather than try to immediately silence or distract whatever we’re feeling in those moments, we got curious about what’s going on inside? What if we could filter what we see and discern what is for us and what isn’t? 
    In Christ, God has given us a treasure trove of wisdom and knowledge that, by the power of the Holy Spirit, is available to us all the time. We can use that wisdom to guide us as we uncover the “why” behind our comparisons and help us recognize our God-given boundaries.     
    Exclusive Pre-Order:  Pre-Order Right Where You Belong: How to Identify and Fully Occupy Your God-Given Space Special Listening Guide for this episode:  Download Listening Guide here
    Links Mentioned:   Feelings Card and “What I Need” Quadrant (scroll down just under the text of the show notes) Feelings Wheel Related Episodes: Shaping Your Family Culture :: Kimberly Amici [Ep 294] Bruce Learns to Label His Feelings :: Bruce and Heather [Ep 316] How to Help a Friend Process Life :: [Ep 395] Featured Sponsors:  Find links to this week’s sponsors and unique promo codes at dontmomalone.com/sponsors.

    • 26 min
    Steady Identity in Shifting Roles :: Kari Kampakis - Part 2 [Ep 391]

    Steady Identity in Shifting Roles :: Kari Kampakis - Part 2 [Ep 391]

    “As parents our job is to be kinder and stronger, and wiser.” 
    Those words are simple and sensible, but that directive can be deceptively hard.  How do we mother - how do we live even - as our roles change hourly, monthly, yearly? 
    In this second part of our conversation with Kari Kampakis she encourages us that if we are finding our identity in Christ and our joy in Him we can more easily navigate our ever-shifting roles as women. We can be free to teach and guide our children through life and ultimately let go of the reins when the time is right. 
    Connect with Kari Kampakis:  Website:  https://www.karikampakis.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karikampakiswriter/  Instagram:  @karikampakis Twitter: @KariKampakis   Links Mentioned:   Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter by Kari Kampakis   Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For? By Kari Kampakis  10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know by Kari Kampakis More Than a Mom: How Prioritizing Your Wellness Helps You (and Your Family) Thrive  by Kari Kampakis   Related Episodes: Motherhood, Career, & Identity :: Kat Armstrong [Ep 171] Brave Enough to be Broken :: Toni Collier [Ep 388] Self-Differentiation and Why it Matters :: Nancy Houston [Ep 335] Rebranded: Stepping Into a New Season :: Christy Write [SOM Wk 6] Featured Sponsors:  Find links to this week’s sponsors and unique promo codes at dontmomalone.com/sponsors.   
     

    • 37 min
    Connecting With Your Daughter Through Humility and Compassion :: Kari Kampakis - Part 1 [Ep 390]

    Connecting With Your Daughter Through Humility and Compassion :: Kari Kampakis - Part 1 [Ep 390]

    “I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom” are the words of Mean Girl Regina George’s mom. We know she’s not a great example of a mom, but it can be difficult to sort out  which moments are for connecting and which are for correcting. 
    You want to be a valid voice in your daughter’s life as she enters their teen years and not just maintain, but grow your connection with her. It is possible to break from what society says and enjoy the teenage years. 
    Mom of four girls and author, Kari Kampakis, talks with us this week about how humility and compassion can help us navigate our relationships with our tweens and teens. (Bonus - when they see us live this way, it will help them learn to navigate relationships too!)
    Connect with Kari Kampakis:  Website:  https://www.karikampakis.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karikampakiswriter/  Instagram:  @karikampakis Twitter: @KariKampakis   Links Mentioned:   Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter by Kari Kampakis   Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For? By Kari Kampakis  10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know by Kari Kampakis More Than a Mom: How Prioritizing Your Wellness Helps You (and Your Family) Thrive  by Kari Kampakis  Related Episodes: Be Vulnerable, Find Your People :: Jennie Allen [Ep 354]  Freeing Your Adolescents to Step Into Adulthood - Ages and Stages - Teens :: Dr. Ken Wilgus [Ep 382]  Ages & Stages Series - The Tween Years :: Charissa Lopez [Ep 380] Helping Our Kids Foster Friendships :: David Thomas and Sissy Goff [Ep 338] Featured Sponsors:  Find links to this week’s sponsors and unique promo codes at dontmomalone.com/sponsors. 

    • 40 min
    Every Mom a Theologian :: Phylicia Masonheimer [Ep 389]

    Every Mom a Theologian :: Phylicia Masonheimer [Ep 389]

    We are all theologians. We may not be formally educated experts, but we all have beliefs about who God is and how and why he interacts with us (or doesn’t). All of our assumptions, presuppositions, opinions, and ideas make up our theology. The question is, where are we getting our information? What do we base our theology on? 
    My guest this week is Phylicia Masonheimer, founder of Every Woman a Theologian, and her goal is “to teach [women] how to discern truth, know what (and Who) [they] believe, and live [their] faith boldly in a post-Christian world.” Her day to day work is creating resources for women to learn to study the bible and navigate doctrine because a firm theological foundation matters for us personally and individually as well as for our other relationships be it our spouses, kids, friends, neighbors. That foundation will underpin the comfort we bring to a hurting friend, the discipline we use with our children, and how we treat our spouse. 
    Connect with Phylicia Masonheimer:
    Website:  https://phyliciamasonheimer.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/phyliciadelta  Instagram:  @phyliciamasonheimer   @everywomanatheologian   Podcast: The Verity Podcast  Links Mentioned:    The Ology: Ancient Truths, Ever New by Marty Machowski Mary Flo Ridley & Megan Michelson Birds & Bees Related Episodes: Become What You Behold :: Ruth Chou Simons [Ep 255]  Let’s Talk About Sex :: Mary Flo Ridley and Megan Michelson [Ep 328] Consistency in Bible Study :: Katie Orr [Ep 352] Giving Kids a Firm Foundation :: Troy Simons [Ep 278] Featured Sponsors:  Find links to this week’s sponsors and unique promo codes at dontmomalone.com/sponsors.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

millies sister ,

In my top 3

Heather is in my top 3 podcasts and she has introduced me to many resources that have been super helpful.
Love her and her content.

weesh17 ,

Hideously religious

Definitely thought this was a moms helping moms platform so imagine my surprise when I drifted off to sleep listening and woke to hear a lengthy conversation on sin, Jesus, and salvation. The description of this podcast should include a Christian label. Or a fish symbol on the image. Let people know what they’re getting into!

woodlandsmama ,

A must listen!

Heather’s podcast is such a great resource for parents (my husband listens too!) and your interviews are always timely and worth a listen. I am so grateful you raise the hard issues and encourage us to arm and equip our kids against things like pornography and develop meaningful conversations! Keep it up!

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