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We at Family Brand want to raise a war cry to families everywhere. Now is the time to TAKE BACK YOUR FAMILY. Develop a family culture where relationships last, and each member of the family is seen and valued for who they are. It is absolutely possible to raise a family today without fear of the future. Define who you are as a family, and what you stand for. Stop looking at the future with fear and uncertainty and start looking forward with a possibility of more. More love. More joy. More connection. More resolve. The world needs strong families now more than ever. Let us show you how.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 164 Ratings

We at Family Brand want to raise a war cry to families everywhere. Now is the time to TAKE BACK YOUR FAMILY. Develop a family culture where relationships last, and each member of the family is seen and valued for who they are. It is absolutely possible to raise a family today without fear of the future. Define who you are as a family, and what you stand for. Stop looking at the future with fear and uncertainty and start looking forward with a possibility of more. More love. More joy. More connection. More resolve. The world needs strong families now more than ever. Let us show you how.

    177. Unlock Summer Magic: Family Agreements That Make Every Day Count

    177. Unlock Summer Magic: Family Agreements That Make Every Day Count

    Hello, Family Brand community! Chris and Melissa here, bringing you some timely insights as we dive into the sunny season. Today, we're exploring how setting "Summer Agreements" can transform the often daunting, unstructured weeks of summer into a period of growth and enjoyment for the whole family.
    Summertime brings a mix of freedom and challenge, especially when it comes to managing time without the school year's structure. A few years ago, Melissa introduced a fantastic concept to our summer planning that has significantly benefited our family life. Each summer, we encourage everyone in the family to pick something they want to improve on or achieve during these months. Whether it’s learning new skills, like Chris trying to throw left-handed, or setting personal fitness goals, these summer projects bring a sense of purpose and fun.
    We also love integrating ideas from inspiring reads into our summer plans. For instance, after reading "Way of the Warrior Kid" by Jocko Willink, our family discussions about summer goals have deepened. The book's themes about personal discipline and growth resonate with our aim to encourage both physical and mental development over the summer.
    However, it's not just about personal achievements. Setting clear agreements on how the summer will unfold is crucial. These agreements strike a balance between maintaining enough structure to prevent chaos and allowing enough freedom for spontaneous summer fun. For example, discussing and agreeing on curfews, daily routines, and family activities helps manage expectations and keeps everyone on the same page.
    This summer, we challenge each of you to think about what agreements would work best for your family. What do you want to achieve? How do you want to feel by the end of the summer? Engage your children in this conversation, let them set their goals, and discuss as a family how you can support each other in achieving these objectives.
    As we set these intentions and agreements, we also remember to model these behaviors ourselves. It's important for kids to see their parents embracing challenges and stepping out of their comfort zones. This summer, let's all strive to 'get that dog in us'—putting in the effort and showing up for ourselves and our family.
    Wishing you all a summer filled with growth, joy, and meaningful family moments. Go out there and make it amazing!
     
    LINKS:
    Website:
    familybrand.com
    Social:
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/ourfamilybrand Facebook: www.facebook.com/FamilyBrandOfficial YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCGu-7odB6gkPbyXpUIQLkrg Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurFamilyBrand  
    NEW: What Culture are You Creating In Your Family?
    Take the Quiz Now! https://familybrand.com/quiz
     
    Episode Minute By Minute:
    0:32 - The challenge of summer without school structure. 1:06 - Introduction of "Summer Agreements" and how they've benefited our family. 1:39 - Chris shares his experience of learning to throw left-handed. 2:20 - Discussion of brain health benefits from learning new skills. 2:32 - Smith family book club and the impact of reading "Way of the Warrior Kid." 3:00 - How to choose personal goals and skills to develop each summer. 3:56 - Importance of balancing freedom and structure through clear summer agreements. 4:18 - Catalyst for revisiting summer curfew agreements due to an incident with their son. 5:08 - Conversations about expectations and agreements for the summer. 6:03 - Discussion on setting productive patterns and how it impacts summer goals. 6:59 - Expanding the conversation to how you want to feel at the end of the summer. 8:22 - Encouraging families to involve kids in setting summer goals and discussing agreements. 9:35 - Final thoughts on creating a magical summer with both freedom and structure.  

    • 13 min
    176. Igniting Possibility: How to Cultivate a Bold and Confident Family Mindset

    176. Igniting Possibility: How to Cultivate a Bold and Confident Family Mindset

    Hey, Chris and Melissa here! Today’s podcast episode is packed with insights and inspiring stories from the recent "Ignite Possibility Experience." This was Chris's first event since launching our new venture, www.psblty.co and what an incredible two days it was!
    We explored the transformative power of embracing our abilities with confidence and how this can unlock doors not just for ourselves but for people around us. The conference was a powerful mix of personal stories, practical advice, and powerful affirmations that left everyone, including us, energized and ready to tackle their own challenges with a renewed sense of possibility. That’s why we had to share with our podcast fam! 
    You may be thinking, why focus on confidence? It’s simple. Because true confidence is more than just feeling good about yourself—it's about stepping into your role as a leader in your own life and inspiring others to do the same.
    During the event, we discussed how changing our narrative from doubt to belief has the power to transform our actions and, subsequently, our results. In this episode, we break down some of the key topics covered at the conference, such as the importance of making and keeping commitments to yourself, the impact of positive self-talk, and how to live boldly without fear of judgement. We also share actionable tips on how you can start applying these principles in your day-to-day life.
    Remember, every step you take in building your own confidence is also a step toward teaching your kids to be leaders who can make a real difference. Let's make this a week to remember by stepping boldly into our potential and lighting up the world with our newfound confidence. If we want to raise confident children who can change the world, it starts at home with our family "brand." Let’s lead by example and create a legacy of strength and possibility for our kids.




    LINKS:
    Website:
    familybrand.com
    Social:
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/ourfamilybrand Facebook: www.facebook.com/FamilyBrandOfficial YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCGu-7odB6gkPbyXpUIQLkrg Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurFamilyBrand   NEW: What Culture are You Creating In Your Family?
    Take the Quiz Now! https://familybrand.com/quiz
     
    Episode Minute By Minute:
    0:30 - Welcome! A look inside today's episode and the "Ignite Possibility Experience” 2:30 - Discussion on the importance of self-belief and its transformative power. 5:15 - Key highlights from the conference and actionable insights. 8:00 - The role of self-commitment in personal growth. 12:00 - Tips on shifting from doubt to confidence through positive self-talk. 15:45 - Encouragement to embrace bold living and overcome fear of judgment. 18:30 - Closing thoughts and a challenge to light up your world this week.

    • 20 min
    175. Finding your Identity in Motherhood with Guest Hailey Reidhead

    175. Finding your Identity in Motherhood with Guest Hailey Reidhead

    Hey Family Brand folks! This week we’re super excited because Hailey Reidhead, the voice behind the "She’s a Lady Podcast," is here with us. Hailey isn't just a podcast host; she’s a hairstylist, a mom of two wonderful girls, and a huge advocate for empowering women through the thick and thin of life's journey.
    Today, we’re diving into a topic that hits close to home for many of us: finding our identity in motherhood. It’s a journey that can feel like a rollercoaster at times, with its ups, downs, and unexpected turns. Hailey opens up about her personal experiences, sharing the real talk on how she navigates the shifting sands of identity that come with being a mom and a professional.
    We get into the nitty-gritty of what it means to balance personal aspirations with the demands of motherhood. Hailey shares her path to maintaining her individuality while embracing the roles of wife and mother. It’s not just about finding balance but also about thriving in each aspect of life and remembering who you are beyond your roles.
    Join us as we unpack these themes, offering insights and perhaps a bit of guidance for those of you wrestling with similar challenges. This conversation is for anyone looking to feel understood, inspired, or just a bit less alone in their journey. So grab a comfy seat, hit play, and let’s get into it together.



    LINKS:
    Link to the 'She's a Lady' Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/43TaLiQZz4T6biCuvLqfJq?si=8276867726c241d0
    Website:
    familybrand.com
    Social:
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/ourfamilybrand Facebook: www.facebook.com/FamilyBrandOfficial YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCGu-7odB6gkPbyXpUIQLkrg Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurFamilyBrand
     
    NEW: What Culture are You Creating In Your Family?
    Take the Quiz Now! https://familybrand.com/quiz
     
    Episode Minute By Minute:
    0:02 - Introduction and a warm welcome to Hailey Reidhead. 0:52 - How Melissa and Hailey connected through mutual friends and previous podcast collaborations. 2:07 - Hailey introduces herself, sharing her background and the essence of her podcast. 3:59 - The heart of the discussion: exploring identity in motherhood and the challenges it brings. 6:13 - Hailey recounts personal anecdotes about early marriage and motherhood expectations. 10:06 - Discussion on career choices and their alignment with being a mom. 15:00 - How Hailey balanced her professional ambitions with her family life. 18:00 - The supportive role of Hailey’s husband in her journey. 20:19 - Moving back to Arizona and deciding on community college as a next step. 22:40 - Reflections on identity, personal growth, and the ongoing journey of self-discovery. 25:01 - Hailey talks about starting her podcast during pregnancy and the motivations behind it. 30:02 - The importance of community and support for mothers feeling isolated or overwhelmed.

    • 45 min
    174. Empower Your Kids with Skills for Life: FREE Virtual Kids Summer Camp with Katie Kimball All About Cooking and More!

    174. Empower Your Kids with Skills for Life: FREE Virtual Kids Summer Camp with Katie Kimball All About Cooking and More!

    Hey Family Brand folks! Today, we're super excited to chat with Katie Kimball, who’s all about empowering kids through cooking and life skills. Katie, a mom of four and a wizard in the kitchen, has something really special lined up for us this summer—a Free Virtual Kids Summer Camp!
    Katie’s journey started with her passion for teaching her own kids to cook, which blossomed into helping other families do the same. This summer, she’s taking it up a notch by offering a camp that’s packed with fun and useful activities, from cooking to gardening to tech skills.
    The camp is not just about learning; it’s about growing confidence. Katie shares how gaining skills in one area can really boost a kid's confidence across the board. And let’s be real, who doesn’t want their kids to feel like they can take on the world?
    So, what’s in store at the camp? It’s a mix of everything! Whether your kids are into crafting delicious dishes, fixing cars, or even managing their screen time, there’s something for everyone. The best part? It’s all online, so your family can join from anywhere.
    Ready to sign up and make this summer a blast for your kids? Head over to the Kids Cook Real Food site and check out all the details. (Links Below!) 
    Let’s make this a summer to remember by giving our kids the gift of learning and confidence!
    Remember, this isn’t just another activity to keep them busy—it’s about building skills that will last a lifetime. Join us and let's empower our kids together this summer!



    LINKS:
    Website:
    familybrand.com
    Social:
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/ourfamilybrand Facebook: www.facebook.com/FamilyBrandOfficial YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCGu-7odB6gkPbyXpUIQLkrg Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurFamilyBrand  
    NEW: What Culture are You Creating In Your Family?
    Take the Quiz Now! https://familybrand.com/quiz
     
    Links For This Episode: 
    Sign Up For The Free Summer Camp With Katie: 
    https://kidscookrealfood.com/lifeskillsnow-season-three-online-summer-camp-registration/?cookieUUID=bbcafeb3-cfca-43b7-a926-1ce26cb74b39
     
    Episode Minute By Minute:
    0:50 Get to know Katie and how we met her family! 1:59 A look into the journey to creating Kids Cook Real Food. 3:00 Why life skills are important for kids and a look into the Summer Camp! 5:13 How we start teaching kids to cook and key skills they learn. 8:24 The real importance of cooking on confidence and life skills. 12:24 A look inside the free virtual Summer camp: activities, dates, and what to expect. 18:48 The impact of learning from different sources and the "fun aunt and uncle effect." 19:54 How to sign up for the camp and the benefits for your family.

    • 25 min
    173. The Power of Identity: Helping Kids Navigate Self-Worth and Belonging

    173. The Power of Identity: Helping Kids Navigate Self-Worth and Belonging

    Hey Family Brand community, Chris and Melissa here! Today’s not just any day—it’s Tripp’s ninth birthday, and while we're celebrating, we’ve got a topic that’s been pressing on our hearts. We’re talking about something that could change our kids’ lives: understanding and believing in their inherent worth. 
    In our chat today, we dive deep into why kids today face more challenges than ever before—comparing themselves to a whole world online, not just their classmates. It’s tough, and it's why we think there's a real need to regularly affirm how much they matter.
    We explore the "cool aunt and uncle effect," which shows that sometimes, these important messages can be heard better from someone other than mom and dad. It's one of the reasons we created our Family Brand Academy, to help families communicate the crucial messages of self-worth and identity effectively. 
    So, what can we do as families? It’s about more than just telling our kids they’re great; it’s about showing them they’re valued every single day. It's about being intentional in our conversations and actions, making sure our kids know they’re not just enough—they’re more than enough.
    Join us by hitting play now, as we dive deep into these ideas and share practical tips on nurturing a positive, strong sense of self in our kids. Let's empower them together to face anything with confidence.
     
    Ps, we would love to connect with you! Share how you’re reinforcing these values at home with us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/ourfamilybrand! Let’s keep this conversation going and build a community that lifts each other up. Here’s to a week of empowerment and celebrating the amazing potential of our families!



    LINKS:
    Website:
    familybrand.com
    Social:
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/ourfamilybrand
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/FamilyBrandOfficial
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCGu-7odB6gkPbyXpUIQLkrg
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurFamilyBrand
     
    NEW: What Culture are You Creating In Your Family?
    Take the Quiz Now! https://familybrand.com/quiz
     
    Episode Minute By Minute:
    0:35 Happy Birthday Tripp’s! And what’s on our hearts today?
    2:15 The challenges our kids are facing with their identities.
    5:30 How does social media really affect our kids’ sense of worth?
    8:20 What’s the 'Cool Aunt and Uncle Effect'? We’ll tell you all about it.
    12:40 Simple, everyday ways to remind our kids how much they matter.
    17:00 Why we started the Family Brand Academy and how it helps.
    21:45 Your questions answered: How can we affirm our kids every day?
    26:10 Wrapping up and how you can keep this conversation going with us on Instagram.

    • 22 min
    172. Unlock Family Time: Inside our NEW Family Brand Guide To Take Back Your Family’s Time!

    172. Unlock Family Time: Inside our NEW Family Brand Guide To Take Back Your Family’s Time!

    Hey there, Family Brand community! Chris and Melissa here, and we’re excited to bring you a topic that really hits home—commitment, particularly around managing and reclaiming our family time.
    In this episode, we share some personal stories and insights, like the saga of our matching white Toyotas and what they symbolize about our values and choices. We talk about the challenges and joys of balancing family life, work, and personal ambitions.
    We also introduce an incredible resource that Melissa has been pouring her heart into—our new guide, "Take Back Your Family’s Time." This guide is all about identifying where your time goes, categorizing its use, and learning to say no to the non-essentials so you can say yes to what truly matters. It’s designed to help families create more intentional, connected, and enjoyable time together.
    If you’ve ever felt like your family is being pulled in too many directions, this episode, and especially the guide, is for you. Ready to transform how your family spends time? Hit play now, and let’s explore together how we can reclaim and enrich our family time.
    Remember, it's about designing our time rather than letting it design us. Check out the guide in the show notes linked below or on our social media pages. Let's make the most out of every moment with our loved ones!



    LINKS:
    Take Back Your Family's Time with this Guide! Download Now: https://stan.store/FamilyBrand/p/take-back-your-familys-time
     
    Website:
    familybrand.com
    Social:
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/ourfamilybrand Facebook: www.facebook.com/FamilyBrandOfficial YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCGu-7odB6gkPbyXpUIQLkrg Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurFamilyBrand  
    NEW: What Culture are You Creating In Your Family?
    Take the Quiz Now! https://familybrand.com/quiz
     
    Episode Minute By Minute:
    0:01 The story behind our new matching white Toyotas and what they mean to us! 0:53 Melissa’s surprise Christmas gift to Chris—a truck! The tale of gratitude and generosity. 3:18 Why we created the Family Brand Academy and how it can help you take back your family’s time! 4:01 Introducing our new guide: "Take Back Your Family’s Time" and why it’s a game-changer for your schedule. 5:00 Tackling the chaos: Why so many families feel overwhelmed by their schedules. 6:34 Creating more than just 'time together'—making every moment with family truly count. 7:29 The importance of reassessing and realigning our family time to stay true to our values. 9:18 A powerful quote from Stephen R. Covey on choosing the best over the good. 10:53 The ongoing journey of saying 'no' to free up time for what really matters in family life.  

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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164 Ratings

McKenzSR ,

Intentionality in everything!

Always always enjoy their episodes. I love their length and they get right to the depth of a topic with minimal fluff. Their episodes uplift and inspire and really give you practical ways to bring intentionality into your family and life!

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So many great ideas for my family!

I love this podcast because it helps me come up with ideas to strengthen my family relationships! I’m a grandma and don’t have children at home anymore, but I find inspiration here for keeping my children and grandchildren close and developing a strong identity.

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Let’s Build Strong Families!

Just as they say, Strong Families can change the world! Melissa and Chris do a wonderful job teaching us how to achieve deeper relationships, intentionally in our family life, and how to become the people we are meant to be. I love the range of topics they cover- give them a listen and let’s get to work!

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