150 episodes

Although life is full of highs and lows, more time is spent in those in-between moments. Determining how to spend your time on any day takes intentionality. This podcast is about doing the small everyday things which enable you to do the grand things in your marriage, home and family. Live a life you will remember. Invest your days in things that will last longer than you. Remember, your life is not a dress rehearsal. If you delay doing what is important, you might never have the chance to really do what you want to do.

Embrace Your Everyday podcast Leah Simpson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 86 Ratings

Although life is full of highs and lows, more time is spent in those in-between moments. Determining how to spend your time on any day takes intentionality. This podcast is about doing the small everyday things which enable you to do the grand things in your marriage, home and family. Live a life you will remember. Invest your days in things that will last longer than you. Remember, your life is not a dress rehearsal. If you delay doing what is important, you might never have the chance to really do what you want to do.

    Ep. 149 15 Compliments That Are NOT About Physical Appearance

    Ep. 149 15 Compliments That Are NOT About Physical Appearance

    Recently a friend shared this encouragement on communication that focuses on the inner qualities of a person instead of their outer appearance. This is so important when practicing social skills, emotional intelligence and friendship development. Consider memorizing a few of these compliments. Or use these as prompts to create authentic, winning compliments that demonstrate that the receiver is being seen and known. Check out these 15 compliments that are not about physical appearance. Grab a few life-giving words!
    More on this topic at www.nurturingmynest.com 
    Inspiration on Relationships:
    20 Social Skills to Improve Your Sociability
    Emotional Intelligence
    Friendship in 7 Easy Steps
    Life Giving Words
    Friendship Recession
    Books on HOME and FAMILY:
    Hum of the Home: Routines and Rhythms of Homemaking
    Nurturing My Nest: Intentional Homebuilding and Custom Built Education
     

    • 22 min
    Ep. 148 Prepping for Preschool

    Ep. 148 Prepping for Preschool

    While preparing for preschool seems optional for the summer or the school year, it is vitally important. Don't waste the preschool years by limiting your little one to entertainment options. Maximize the season of learning that those early years bring. Preschool years are ripe learning years. Secondly, if you don't have a plan to keep the little ones busy, they will be underfoot when you are working with your older children or doing some needy domestic work. Teach them key memory work. Engage them in tactical skills. Guide them to delight in the world around you. Let's explore a number of ways to optimize and nurture some of your little one's best years!
    More on CHILDREN: 
    Literature Rich Classical Education
    Loving on Moms With New Babies
    Whose Job is it Anyway? Spiritual Formation of a Child
    Expect and Inspect: Teaching Your Child to Clean
    A Silent Tragedy: How We are Raising Our Children
     
    Inspiration on HOME and FAMILY @ www.nurturingmynest.com 

    • 33 min
    Ep. 147 You Can't Make Me, But I Can Be Persuaded

    Ep. 147 You Can't Make Me, But I Can Be Persuaded

    Speaking as a parent of a strong-willed child (SWC), I can communicate as one has been in the trenches. The wonderful part of this is that I can confirm that this child is likely intelligent and full of potential. While parenting this personality can be altogether demanding, frustrating and intensely maddening. It also gives you a front row seat to a highly driven, strong individual. Consider your words and actions carefully. This podcast offers hope and encouragement and some practical tools. 
    More on this topic at www.nurturingmynest.com
     
    More on CHILDREN: 
    Ep. 60 A Silent Tragedy: How We Are Raising Our Children
    Ep. 94 Teaching Your Child to Serve: Spiritual Formation @ Home
    Only 18 Summers
    Eo, 80 Birth Order 
    Ep. 144 The Heart of ANGER: Practical Help for the Prevention and Cure of Anger in Children
     

    • 33 min
    Ep. 146 10 Things TO DO When Visiting Your Parents

    Ep. 146 10 Things TO DO When Visiting Your Parents

    My hope is that you have a wonderful relationship with your parents. My hope is that you are visiting them as frequently as you hope your own children will visit you when they are grown. We can agree that relationships take work. Our interaction with our parents or our children is no exception. Open, honest conversations lead to better relationships. When you do go to your parent's home for a visit, remember these easy things that you can do to be a really wonderful guest. 
    More on FAMILY:
    The Heart of ANGER: Practical Helps for the Prevention and Cure of Anger in Children
    Talking to Your Children About Dating
    Dehumanizing Our Daughters - Choose Beauty
    More inspiration at @www.nurturingmynest.com

    • 25 min
    Ep. 145 When Grown Children Use Their Parent's Home for Long-Term Storage

    Ep. 145 When Grown Children Use Their Parent's Home for Long-Term Storage

    Today's thoughts center around what to do with the stuff that represents life that has been lived, but is no longer used daily or on a regular basis. Life is a series of transitions. One of the inevitable changes is moving out of the home where you lived with your parents. Consider how many parents continue to live with their children's things long after the children are gone. The trap is created when space is held hostage when their home is storing things instead of children.
    More of this conversation @www.nurturingmynest.com
    Inspiration on HOME and FAMILY:
    How to Make Friends and Keep Them
    Private Worship
    The Value of a Good Father
    The Value of a Mom
    Teaching Your Child to Serve: Spiritual Formation @ Home
    Books available on Amazon:


    Hum of the Home: Routines and Rhythms of Homemaking
    Nurturing My Nest: Intentional Home Building and Custom Built Education

    • 32 min
    Ep. 144 The Heart of ANGER: Practical Help for the Prevention and Cure of Anger in Children

    Ep. 144 The Heart of ANGER: Practical Help for the Prevention and Cure of Anger in Children

    Since I was a young woman, I have worked with children. As I dearly love these young hearts, I am particularly attuned to the anger evident in so many of them. Sometimes the anger comes from a wounded place or a response to bullying. Other times it is the response to neglect or even an head injury. This podcast explores practical helps for the prevention and cure of anger in children. Yes, there is prevention. Yes, there are cures. Yes, more than identifying the problem, there is help.
    More on this conversation in the companion blog @www.nurturingmynest.com
    More on CHILDREN:
    25 Ways that Parents Provoke Their Children to Anger
    Talking to Your Children About Dating
    The Value of a Good Father

    Teaching Your Child to Serve: Spiritual Formation @ Home
    Loving on Moms with New Babies
     
    Books on HOME and FAMILY:
    Hum of the Home: Routines and Rhythms of Homemaking
    Nurturing My Nest: Intentional Homebuilding and Custom Built Education
     

    • 25 min

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Leah is a teacher and encourager! ❤️ I have gleaned wonderful ideas on marriage and parenting!

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Need More Time

I just listened to this and I sure wish I would have known all this when I was a young wife and mother. Learning organization in the home is critical for a calm home. Yes, it’s work but so worth it. Great tips Leah! I love listening to you!

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Women’s Refuge of Vero Beach

You and your mother’s experience with this ministry was so positive and exactly why it exists. It not only helped her but helped you and the rest of your family and community. We give God the glory for His help in ministering to all who desire help, hope, and lifelong healing from mental, emotional and spiritual wounds. Check out our website: womensrefugevb.org

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