100 episodes

Kelly is a life coach, counselor, teacher and parent who loves to teach other parents how to yell less and love more in your home to reduce tension and increase happiness within your 4 walls. She loves to unlock the secrets to creating magic and connection between the parents and children to have Harmony in the Home.

Harmony in the Home Kelly Hutcheson

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 186 Ratings

Kelly is a life coach, counselor, teacher and parent who loves to teach other parents how to yell less and love more in your home to reduce tension and increase happiness within your 4 walls. She loves to unlock the secrets to creating magic and connection between the parents and children to have Harmony in the Home.

    100: Getting Your Husband On Board

    100: Getting Your Husband On Board

    Today marks our ONE-HUNDREDTH EPISODE! WOOOOOOOO!







    Parenting is an incredibly difficult task even under the best circumstances. I’m blessed to have the support of my husband David. Together, as we’ve adopted the conscious parenting model, we’ve been able to give more to parenting where it matters.







    We’re learning to accept the inevitable truth of our children eventually leaving home to be adults. We’re learning that our responsibility is to give them grace and compassion while their brains are developing. We’re learning to be realistic in our expectations as they learn LITERALLY EVERYTHING for the first time, including failing at it frequently (see previous episode).







    Most importantly, I believe, we’re learning to give ourselves the same abundance of kindness that we give our kids. We aren’t a perfect couple or perfect parents. We came to parenthood laden with baggage from growing up, as everyone does. We have had to learn about our and each other’s baggage. We’ve also had to unlearn many conscious and unconscious “parenting from fear and / or lack” behaviors rooted in our pasts. These behaviors hindered us in our divine stewardship as parents. They continue to hinder us, BUT it’s a lot easier now that we are CONSCIOUS of them.







    Join us on this historic occasion as David, normally a man of few words, speaks on his side of the parenting process. We’ll talk about the importance of mutual rapport between spouses and how together we support our kids as they grow. I know my podcast isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, so I hope that if you’re trying to parent consciously, this second perspective can help win your spouse to your cause. And believe me, it’s worth all the effort if you can. Team work makes the dream work!







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    • 24 min
    099: Failing Forward

    099: Failing Forward

    Is it bad to fail at something? Does it mean anything about us or about or worthiness or good-enough-ness? The answer to these questions is a resounding NO, and I want to talk about how failure is an important process you should be undergoing on the regular.







    As children in our natural developmental process, we try to walk, talk, eat, play sports or musical instruments, and so on. We generally fail the first few times — the first MANY times, actually. But eventually, with careful guidance from our parents, mentors, teachers, and coaches, we start to understand how to accomplish The Task, whatever The Task is, and we slowly get better at doing it. We never stop failing, we just fail less and less.







    It’s odd, then, that as adults most people are terrified of failure. In my own life, I notice that my own apprehension about not being able to do The Task is what sabotages my ability to perform The Task, and in fact that’s how it is for many people. Creativity especially suffers; I spent two years agonizing over whether to begin my podcast before I finally started.







    In this episode, I’ll discuss why it’s important to fail as part of the process of growth and why children need to fail. I’ll touch on what many great minds including Brené Brown, Brooke Castillo, and Sara Blakely have to say about reframing the meaning of failure. Last but certainly not least, I’ll remind you why it’s okay for YOU to fail. In this giant podcast family, we support each other and give each other (and ourselves) a heaping serving of grace and compassion. Failure doesn’t need to mean regression. It’s part of the path FORWARD, and we’re all on that path together.







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    • 23 min
    098: Comparison is the Thief of Joy

    098: Comparison is the Thief of Joy

    Do you ever feel like you don’t measure up to the ideal? What can you do about that?







    The axiom “comparison is the thief of joy” is attributed to Theodore Roosevelt. Regardless of its origin, it rings true for me and many other parents struggling to cultivate harmony in the home. When I was just beginning my parent journey, I compared my circumstances and my children to those of other parents far too often. I often used others’ successes in home and family life as a measuring stick. When I didn’t measure up, I whipped myself with that stick. (In this episode, I’ll talk about why this is always the WRONG reaction.)







    Iyanla Vanzant says: “Comparison is an act of violence against the self. It also leads to judgments and jealousy of those we deem “better off” than we are.” Iyanla is spot-on here. Not only can our habit of comparing ourselves make us feel inferior, it can cause cankers of resentment to fester in our soul as our self-flagellation for not being “good enough” leads us down the familiar road to a martyrdom complex.







    The long and the short of it: stop whipping yourself with your measuring stick! Instead, focus on giving yourself grace and compassion to do your personal best. This includes making mistakes along the way! As you do this, you will regain the joy you have lost to endless comparisons.







    My favorite coaches and teachers who pushed me the furthest toward excellence were kind and compassionate to me. As you take care of yourself and speak kindly to yourself the way a good teacher or coach would do, you will feel refreshed and liberated, and you’ll discover that you have always measured up.







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    • 24 min
    097: How to Stop People-Pleasing

    097: How to Stop People-Pleasing

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    Last week, we talked about how other people’s opinions of you are basically always their opinions about themselves, projected onto you. This episode is the natural follow-up to that one. We all know at least one “people-pleaser” in our life: somebody who’s spread themselves just a little too thin between work, their kids’ extracurricular activities, the PTA, their church and community groups, and so on. Maybe YOU’RE the people-pleaser in your circle.







    The condition of people-pleasing is a result of seeking substantial emotional connections unmet in childhood. It’s natural, just like the brain’s threefold tendency to seek pleasure, avoid pain, and maximize its efficiency in doing so. It doesn’t mean that you’re irreparably broken or a bad person. What it does mean is that you have a special opportunity to learn to internalize your self-worth and set boundaries so you are giving the people closest to you the BEST of you instead of the REST of you.







    In this episode, I’ll talk about meaningful steps you can take to break yourself of people-pleasing and codependent attachment, and (perhaps more importantly) I’ll talk about modeling healthy emotional behavior for your children so they can have what you might not have had.







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    • 23 min
    096: Other People’s Opinions

    096: Other People’s Opinions

    How important is an opinion? Specifically, how important is an opinion about YOU? Some questions that come up a lot with my clients include: what do other people think about me? Am I good enough? Am I worthy? So this brings up an excellent question: why the fixation on other people’s opinions?







    Now, before we even begin, let’s get one thing clear: the vast majority of people are not silently judging you. They are worried about what YOU think of THEM. That’s just how everybody is. So WHY is that the case?







    In this episode, I’ll talk about the psychology of wanting to belong in the “in group”, the ways developmental trauma conditions us to look for external validation rather than internal motivation, and how as adults, we can exercise the mental muscle of spending our emotional energy worrying about what’s really important. Hint: what’s really important is NOT what other people think about you - not even your parents. (GASP!)







    In addition, I’ll talk about the specific times and situations where you SHOULD care about other people’s opinions, and how to open a healthy, engaging dialogue with your partner, kids, and other important family members so you can have grace and compassion with each other as you grow together.







    Here’s a link to the Wu Wei Wisdom Source video I reference in the episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uACgIJGrLPg







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    • 34 min
    095: Your Relationship With Your Body

    095: Your Relationship With Your Body

    What’s in a friend?







    On social media I asked you about what attributes you look for in a friend. The biggest responses were LOYAL and HONEST. That’s no surprise. We have a natural instinct to surround ourselves with people who value us and tell the truth. In this episode, I want to encourage you to cultivate just such a friendship with your body.







    Now, Byron Katie’s concept of loving “what is” applies here: as you come to love and accept your body, any changes you choose to make for your mental and physical health will be motivated in caring for your body rather than hating it.







    Like last episode, I’ll be referring frequently to Brooke Castillo’s CTFAR model. Circumstances are the “as-is”, the objective reality from which your thoughts, feelings, actions, and results stem. The circumstances are what they are - but you have the privilege to choose your reaction. Take the reins.







    Here is the link to all the goodies you need to dive into the A line, action. Message me and say “I’m in” and you can join our group to focus on the T line of the model with me for results to feel comfortable in your own skin. https://tinyurl.com/ALineOfTheModel







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Customer Reviews

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186 Ratings

186 Ratings

MamaEstrella32 ,

Just listen to it. Believe me.

I’m so grateful I’m finding this podcast at the beginning of my parenting journey. I have a one year old and one on the way and I initially thought this wouldn’t be for me, but I have already been able to implement such good strategies. My one year old just started throwing fits when he doesn’t get his way and I am reacting so differently than I had imagined I would! And the best part is it is working! He already knows to take big deep breaths when he’s feeling out of control and even though he can’t talk much we are communicating so much better. I’m so happy I have this in my back pocket. Thank you Kelly!

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LIGHTNING BOLT 1

My lightning bolt moment, was when I here’d the sentence, A child’s umbilical cord is connected to God before you’re parents✝️ I was so connected to that. It just made me think really hard, and I can be even better, thanks to that dang. Also, you’re Podcast is the est.🥰

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