45 episodes

The Eyre sisters, mothers of 18 children ages 1-25 and daughters of best-selling parenting authors, share stories and discuss how growing up in an eccentric family has impacted their lives and their own parenting journeys.

In the Arena with the Eyre Sisters Saren, Shawni, Saydi and Charity

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 112 Ratings

The Eyre sisters, mothers of 18 children ages 1-25 and daughters of best-selling parenting authors, share stories and discuss how growing up in an eccentric family has impacted their lives and their own parenting journeys.

    45. Difficult Conversations

    45. Difficult Conversations

    Join us this week as we discuss how to have difficult conversations with our kids. We acknowledge the messiness, discuss ways to prepare ahead of time, and give ideas to each other on how to approach these tricky conversations. We would love to hear your thoughts! How do you approach difficult topics with your kids? Hop on Instagram and let us know! @eyresisters
     
    Show Notes:
    How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber

    • 55 min
    44. Parenting Across Generations

    44. Parenting Across Generations

    We are so excited to have our mom, Linda Eyre, join us in this week's episode as we chat about parenting through the generations. We discuss the differences and similarities between parenting when our mom had young kids, through Saren and Shawni, to Saydi, who's in the middle, and then Charity, who still has young kids. We hope you can relate as we talk about the challenges as well as the good things about our time of parenting. Hop on Instagram and let us know your thoughts! @eyresisters
     
    Show Notes: 
    Our parents' free books

    • 46 min
    43. Worry in Mothering

    43. Worry in Mothering

    It's natural for moms to worry about their kids! And, if you're like most moms, you tend to worry a lot! In today's conversation, we discuss the nuances and complexities of worry, some detrimental things that happen when we worry, as well as some actionable steps to take to help move through worry and find more peace. Come join us on Instagram and share with us your thoughts about worry! @eyresisters
     
    Show Notes:
    Arthur Somers Roche quote  Sister Runia's talk Randy Armstrong quote Courtney Carver quote Alison Curfman 10 Reasons Not To Worry About Your Child

    • 43 min
    42. Really Seeing

    42. Really Seeing

    In this week's episode, we discuss the basic human need to be seen. We share ways we have felt seen or not seen. Saydi brings in her therapist wisdom to help us understand why being seen matters so much, and what some signs are that maybe our children aren't feeling seen by us. We brainstorm ways to help our kids and others around us feel seen.
    We would love to hear your thoughts and experiences on this very important topic! Please join us on Instagram @eyresisters. 
     
    Show Notes:
    Glennon Doyle quote from the book Love Warrior Dan Seigel's quote from the book The Power of Showing Up Tamara W. Runia's quote from her talk Seeing God's Family through the Overview Lens Steve Young's quote from the book The Law of Love

    • 1 hr 3 min
    41. Personal Wildernesses

    41. Personal Wildernesses

    This week we come together to discuss the wildernesses that we go through in life. We all face them! We talk about ways we can acknowledge the difficulties, feel all the feelings, and also find support and move through them. We would be so grateful to hear from any of you on Instagram @eyresisters. We'd be honored to hear how you manage your own personal wildernesses. We're grateful to have you as a part of our community! 
     
    Show Notes:
    Bittersweet (book)
    Brene Brown cartoon  on empathy
    Everything Sad is Untrue (book)
     

    • 46 min
    40. Self-Care

    40. Self-Care

    We are so excited to be back for Season 4 of In the Arena! Thanks for joining us. This week's episode focuses on self-care. We talk about how we define self-care, and how to care for ourselves physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. We would love to hear your thoughts! Come share with us on Instagram @eyresisters. 
     
    Show Notes:
    - Podcast mentioned by Saydi

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

Abbilewis ,

Motherhood

As a young mom to 4 kids, I love listening to their different family dynamics and all the great ideas they have. It helps me ponder the kind of mother I want to be and gives me great ideas how I can do that!

Grace WT ,

Uplifting & energizing!

As a young mom trying to cultivate a home environment where learning and fun are had, I have found this podcast so enlightening! It makes me smile (& laugh) to hear about each sister and their different take on each topic. Whoever picks the podcast episodes is doing an awesome job—I have a whole note on my phone titled “in the arena thoughts” and I can’t wait to refer back to it when I have a question/idea about traditions, family culture, parenting, etc! ♥️ Your parents did a dang good job!

one happy mama ,

Real moms sharing real help for our families

I am really loving this podcast from the Eyre sisters. I’ve followed Shawni’s blog for years and have always been grateful for the fun and practical ideas she has shared about home and family. I love to hear these ladies reminisce about growing up together and then share what works (or sometimes doesn’t!) in their homes and families. They are always uplifting and want to help other moms to start wherever we are and move forward from there. Thank you for giving your love of motherhood and family to all of us listeners.

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