62 episodes

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
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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.

    62. The 3 Phases Of Marriage And How-To Level Up In Each

    62. The 3 Phases Of Marriage And How-To Level Up In Each

    Hey guys, Chris and Melissa here! Ever since we’ve started the Family Brand Podcast we have had hundreds of couples and families reach out to us about how they can upgrade their marriage. Just recently, we noticed that most of these relationships could fit into 1 of 3 categories that we had never really defined before. 
    Then we realized we’ve been through the same thing with all of these phases in our journey!
    Join us this week as we talk about the 3 phases we’ve noticed marriages tend to come up against and the practices we have that help us grow stronger together. One of the biggest benefits that creating a family brand has done for us has been setting a rock-solid foundation not just in our family but in our marriage as well. This is the stuff we wish we had known sooner!
    Whether you're hopeless, need some spark, or looking for the next big adventure we have tips and tricks to help you upgrade no matter where you are in your marriage. Listen in as we talk about the moment when we needed hope the most and the person who helped us believe that we could mend our broken relationship. As well as what it looks like to invest in yourself and your marriage, plus our top tips for empowering your family to boldly step into new challenges and start living life to the fullest. 
    Our hope is that this episode encourages and empowers you to identify where you’re at in your marriage and take that step of courage towards a stronger family together.
    To connect with us and learn more, check out our Instagram in the links below!
     
    More Of What’s Inside:
    Why we love to walk together Thank you for your questions! 3 benefits to creating your family’s brand Finding someone to speak possibility into your marriage Surrounding yourself with hopeful people How to bring the spark back to your marriage Why it’s important to invest in yourself Focusing on what you want instead of what you don’t Leaning into challenges as a family What it means to take back your family Taking your family on an adventure Finding your “Yes and”  And much more!  
    Website:
     
    familybrand.com  
     
    Social:
     
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/FamilyBrandOfficial Instagram: www.instagram.com/ourfamilybrand YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCGu-7odB6gkPbyXpUIQLkrg Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurFamilyBrand  
    Free course:
     
    familybrand.com/10steps  
     
    Episode Minute By Minute:
    0:02 - What we cover today! 0:54 - Conversation starts 2:10 - 3 phases your marriage could be in  4:18 - The hope phase 9:03 - 3 things to help you through hopelessness 10:50 - The belief phase 13:18 - How to believe in your marriage again 18:08 - Rediscovering the vision for your marriage 19:37 - The desire phase 22:41 - When you start dreaming together as a family 25:06 - Identifying the phase your at 28:23 - Closing thoughts

    • 30 min
    61. Building A Stronger Marriage (Even If Your Spouse Doesn’t Like You Right Now)

    61. Building A Stronger Marriage (Even If Your Spouse Doesn’t Like You Right Now)

    Hey guys, Chris and Melissa here with another Family Brand podcast! Recently, we celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary so we took some time to reflect on what we have learned through all of our ups and downs together so far.
    We posted on Instagram just a few of our thoughts on this topic and your feedback was incredible!  Our DMs and comments were blowing up with questions about marriage, family, and how we went from the brink of divorcing to now being more in love than ever before…
    That is why today we wanted to answer a few of those questions and maybe give encouragement to any of you who are currently struggling in your marriage. If you’re new here, we have to be transparent and let you know our marriage wasn’t always solid…
    In fact, we wanted to end it after only a few years. At one point, it felt like things would never change or get better. It only took one of us to take a stand for our marriage and a new vision for our family started to unfold. Looking back now we will always be grateful for that season because we can say without a doubt that it’s gotten so much better. 
    Whether your marriage is on the mountaintop, or in the valley, this episode will help you start building an even stronger marriage. 
    Join us as we talk about the lessons that we learned through first-hand experience and how learning to lead well starts with yourself. We talk about the dangers of complacency, finding ways to appreciate your spouse, regular check-ins to know where you are, and even the right words to start that hard conversation.
    It’s not easy, it takes hard work, vulnerability, and a lot of courage from you both to start this journey, but a whole new life could be on the other side. 
    Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster
     that devours everything: familiarity. - Honore de Balzac
    If you know you will need an extra dose of courage, to start building again, we invite you to go back and check out Episode 49 where we talk about how to instill insane courage in yourself and your family.
     
    More Of What’s Inside:
    The most valuable lessons we have learned in marriage Learning how to have fun with each other (in any season)  Date night: Why it should be a must for every couple Why you need to do “regular check-ins”  Achieving more of your goals together  What to say to your spouse when you don’t know what to say  Someone has to step up…why not you?  Our tips on how to start falling in love again  Leveraging and appreciating your different strengths Finding the truth of a rough patch And much more!  
     
    LINKS: 
    Episode 49 - How To Instill Insane Courage In Your Family  
    Website:
     
    familybrand.com  
     
    Social:
     
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/FamilyBrandOfficial Instagram: www.instagram.com/ourfamilybrand YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCGu-7odB6gkPbyXpUIQLkrg Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurFamilyBrand  
     
    Free course:
     
    familybrand.com/10steps  
     
    Episode Minute By Minute:
    0:02 - What we cover today  0:42 - Celebrating our 17th anniversary! 2:14 - Reflecting on our journey 4:05 - Taking the time to appreciate your spouse 6:14 - How we avoid complacency 8:11 - Finding what you like and expanding it 9:21 - Answering your questions and feedback 10:53 - For those who are struggling in their marriage 14:36 - The courage of vulnerability and leadership 17:16 - The importance of leading yourself 19:26 - Committing to work better together 23:13 - Closing thoughts

    • 24 min
    60. Stepping Into The New Year, Our Words For 2022!

    60. Stepping Into The New Year, Our Words For 2022!

    Hey guys, Chris and Melissa here! Happy New Year and welcome to our first episode in 2022. In a previous episode, we talked about choosing a word that we, both personally and as a family, wanted to embody moving forward. Today, we’re going over the words we chose for 2022 and how we plan to step into the new year! 
    Everyone in our family has a different process for choosing their word, it may come to us randomly, like when we’re reading, or sometimes it takes a little quiet and active thinking to really narrow it down. We talk about how we helped our kids focus and really think about how they wanted to show up this year. As well as the words we individually chose to keep us bold and hungry. 
    Listen in as we talk about our family word, ‘embrace’, and the three areas we really want to embrace together so that this year is better than ever before. We discuss how we made it easier for everyone to remember our goals and the moment when Melissa revisited a hopeful message in an old journal entry that inspired us to reach just a little further. We’ll leave you with the same thought. What if you took the most positive thing you believe about yourself, and you believed it just a little more this year?  
    We can’t wait to put these words into practice and hope that this episode has encouraged you to do the same! For more resources, or to connect with us, check out the links below!
     
    More Of What’s Inside:
    Starting off the new year with intention Why Chris chose to be bolder in 2022 A new shift to public school  Taking advantage of extra time How we got our kids engaged in the exercise Why we chose ‘embrace’ as our family word Embracing our new community and life Being prepared for the future without fear Remembering things that impacted us in 2021 Leaning into how great you really are And much more!  
     
     
    LINKS:
    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Trillion-Dollar-Coach-audiobook/dp/B07MVKGV9V  
    Website:
     
    familybrand.com  
     
    Social:
     
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/FamilyBrandOfficial Instagram: www.instagram.com/ourfamilybrand YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCGu-7odB6gkPbyXpUIQLkrg Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurFamilyBrand  
     
    Free course:
     
    familybrand.com/10steps  
     
    Episode Minute By Minute:
    0:02 - What we cover today! 0:42 - Happy New Year!! 1:07 - Our New Year’s tradition 1:46 - The word Chris chose this year 3:59 - Melissa’s choice to be hungry 7:28 - How these words came to us 8:29 - Helping our kids choose their words 10:14 - Three things we are embracing this year 12:17 - Finding a quote to instill all year long 13:16 - How a past journal entry encouraged us 16:16 - Our encouragement for you 17:44 - Closing thoughts

    • 19 min
    59. Make 2022 Your Best Year Ever (A How-To Guide)

    59. Make 2022 Your Best Year Ever (A How-To Guide)

    Hey Guys! Chris and Melissa here with another Family Brand Podcast. This time of year is always an exciting time for us, not just because of the holidays and visiting family, but because we get to sit down as a family and really map out what our next year will be like. Now, you can do the same thing with your family, listen in as we talk about how you can make 2022 your best year yet!
    For us, having the best year of our lives is not about making it happen no matter what, but heading into the new year with intention. The desires and dreams we set out to accomplish are not just about ticking something off of the “to-do” list. They’re about growing and stretching us to be better than we were the year before! Listen in as we talk about what this exercise has done for our family and how it actually works, we had the best year in 2021. 
    You’ve probably heard us say “A family is only as strong as the individuals in it” and it’s true! Join us as we talk about the three questions that will have your whole family thinking about how they can have the best year personally and as a whole. We reflect on the things that worked in 2021, and some of the things that didn’t. As well as the plans we’re already making for 2022 and how we plan to get there! 
    This episode is packed with practical tips to go into 2022 with a clear mind and a heart full of intention. We believe that this year could be your best year ever, do you? Grab a free copy of the worksheet we mentioned at familybrand.com/best and try it for yourself!
    Till next time, 
    Chris and Melissa
     
    More Of What’s Inside:
    Our tradition in the New Year The one question you should ask yourself for the new year A practical exercise to try with the whole family Why 2021 was the best year of our lives How hard times won’t make or break your year Believing that the best is yet to come Staying out of the past and focusing on the future Practical tips to have the best year of your life Finding the things that are most important to you Seeking to understand not judge Facing your limiting beliefs head-on How to keep the pressure off and have fun And much more!  
     
    Website:
     
    familybrand.com  
    Social:
     
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/FamilyBrandOfficial Instagram: www.instagram.com/ourfamilybrand YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCGu-7odB6gkPbyXpUIQLkrg Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurFamilyBrand  
     
    Free course:
     
    familybrand.com/10steps  
     
    Episode Minute By Minute:
    0:02 - What we cover today! 0:42 - Why we love this time of year 1:35 - The tradition we do every New Year’s Eve 3:33 - Declaring your best year ever 5:16 - What does it mean to have the best year ever? 9:03 - How to use this exercise powerfully 12:05 - Gathering input from the whole family 14:15 - Why deadlines help us not hurt us 18:19 - The goals we set for 2021 as a family 21:08 - How we’ll have the best year in 2022 24:14 - Closing thoughts

    • 25 min
    58. Create Your Family Vision For 2022 Together - A New Year’s Eve Tradition

    58. Create Your Family Vision For 2022 Together - A New Year’s Eve Tradition

    Hey guys! Chris and Melissa here. This time last year we were just settling in with our big move to Hawaii, and now, we’re back on the mainland! It feels like things are constantly changing. Can you relate? For the Smith family, despite where we live, or what is happening in the world there’s one tradition that we’ll keep every year. If you have been a long time listener, we bet you can guess what it is!
    That’s right, it’s time for our New Year’s Eve party! If you are new here, you are in for a treat. This tradition is so good, we’re bringing back the episode that we think encompasses all you need to implement this tradition into your own family.
    Join us as we talk about the moment when we decided we were done ending the year with late nights without our kids, and how we created a fun new way for our whole family to launch into the coming year. For us, looking into the past is not to focus on where we failed, but to see where we succeeded and to see what we’ve overcome. We’ve found that doing this not only gives us a chance to teach our kids about introspection but also so we can honor the journey our family has been on in 2021. 
    You’ll hear how we got our kids involved in the year-end review, the questions we felt like would grow us the most, and even how we were able to set our intentions for the new year with just one word. We talk about practical tips to help find your word for 2022 both individually and as a family. As well as the fun games we made to help us live that word out intentionally. You’ll learn how you can take this year-end review to create a next-level vision board party and celebrate the best that is within each of your kids. 
    This tradition is not just practical, it’s also SO MUCH FUN! Our whole family looks forward to the end of the year now and how they can learn from the past and spring forward into the future without fear. For more resources, check out the links below!
    More Of What’s Inside:
    Our annual year-end family review Finding evidence of how awesome you are Narrowing your focus to one word for the year Connecting the dots of 2021 Asking the questions that align with your values The only way around it is through it What gave Melissa the idea for this exercise Fun ways to instill your word for the year into your kids Picking a family MVP Giving awards based on the greatness of who your kids are Practical steps to creating a family vision board And much more!  
    Website:
     
    familybrand.com  
     
    Social:
     
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/FamilyBrandOfficial Instagram: www.instagram.com/ourfamilybrand YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCGu-7odB6gkPbyXpUIQLkrg Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurFamilyBrand  
    Free course:
     
    familybrand.com/10steps  
     
    Episode Minute By Minute:
    0:02 - What we cover today! 1:38 - Conversation starts 2:43 - Starting the new year with momentum 5:34 - Honoring 2021 as a family 7:24 - The questions to ask your family 10:27 - Looking back to then look forward 12:37 - Choosing a word for the year 14:30 - How we made our ‘family word’ fun! 20:55 - Starting the new year powerfully with this activity 24:29 - An award ceremony celebrating the best of ‘you’ 27:02 - How vision boards can upgrade the new year 34:02 - Believing that the best is yet to come 35:36 - Closing thoughts

    • 37 min
    57. Just Go For It: The Best of the Family Brand Podcast - Our 1 Year Anniversary!

    57. Just Go For It: The Best of the Family Brand Podcast - Our 1 Year Anniversary!

    Hey Guys! Chris and Melissa here. It was this time last year that we had the idea of starting The Family Brand podcast. We had no idea what we were doing, but we took the leap, and now on our one-year anniversary of the show we take a moment to reflect on how much we’ve gained from taking that small step of faith. 
    Recording the show has definitely been challenging at times, and though we usually are free spirits, buckling down and committing to recording an episode every week has grown us in ways we didn’t expect. Listen in as we talk about our biggest takeaways of the last year and the incredible stories and conversations this show has given us. It has been such an honor to talk with listeners about their own stories and the impact that some of the episodes have had. You’ll hear about our favorite episodes and maybe ones you haven’t even heard yet.
    From developing our voice to having new and thought-provoking conversations, this podcast has given us the opportunity to not only grow as individuals but bring those talks to our kids and grow as a family. If there was one thing that we would want you to take away from today it’s this internal question. What if you just did it? What if you took that seed of passion, that idea you want to grow, and just did it? What would your life look like a year from now? This podcast has had such a big impact on our whole family and we are so glad we stepped out and added it into the mix. If we can do it, so can you! 
    As a thank you for all of our amazing listeners, we are doing a giveaway! Leave a rating, review, and email us at melissa@familybrand.com saying how this podcast has impacted your life or even just your favorite episode, and you’ll have the chance to win one of five Amazon gift cards!
    Till next time, 
    Chris and Melissa
     
    More Of What’s Inside:
    Our thanks to you for listening Why you should go for your next idea The stories we’ve heard along the way Our biggest takeaways from the podcast The impact your ideas could have on others Sharing your passion with your family  Attending the National Finals Rodeo Our favorite episodes of 2021 How our language affects the culture in our home Developing our voices through podcasting Why challenging situations are important And much more!   
    Website:
     
    familybrand.com  
     
    Social:
     
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/FamilyBrandOfficial Instagram: www.instagram.com/ourfamilybrand YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCGu-7odB6gkPbyXpUIQLkrg Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurFamilyBrand  
     
    Free course:
     
    familybrand.com/10steps  
     
    Episode Minute By Minute:
    0:02 - What we cover today! 0:43 - Our transition to the mainland 2:25 - The one-year anniversary of our podcast! 4:01 - What if you just did it?  6:39 - Serving others with your new ideas 8:17 - The conversations that have deepened our connections 13:22 - Integrating all parts of your life to gain more fulfillment 14:37 - Chris’ favorite episodes of the season 15:50 - The episode that changed how we speak about our kids 17:11 - How the podcast has grown Melissa 20:03 - Taking the chance to see what you’re made of 21:13 - How to win in our 1-year anniversary giveaway! 22:20 - Closing thoughts

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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120 Ratings

charlotteparrish ,

So many insights!

I just started listening to your podcast and it is 🔥🔥🔥! Each episode offers so many wonderful insights and so much value. Seriously blown away 🤯

karlieburnham ,

Let’s build stronger families!!

Thank you Chris and Melissa for taking the time each week to put together thoughtful and helpful material to help our communities by strengthening our families!
sure appreciate each episode♥️♥️

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Great People doing Great Things

I enjoy listening to your podcast because you both have so much good to share. I love your relationship with each other. It is such a great example to all of us. I can’t really choose a favorite episode because they all resonate with me. Keep up the good work.

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