45 episodes

A podcast to fuel your parenting reactor and energize your mission: to enjoy raising responsible kids in an unpredictable world. Listen in as a homeschool mama chats with her nuclear launch officer and leadership author hubby to encourage other parents through real conversation. They welcome you to their at-home centrifuge where their fusion of ideas brings child-rearing encouragement to critical mass.

Our Nuclear Family - Parenting Ideas for an Explosive World Matthew and Kathryn

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

A podcast to fuel your parenting reactor and energize your mission: to enjoy raising responsible kids in an unpredictable world. Listen in as a homeschool mama chats with her nuclear launch officer and leadership author hubby to encourage other parents through real conversation. They welcome you to their at-home centrifuge where their fusion of ideas brings child-rearing encouragement to critical mass.

    Cultivating a Culture of Curiosity

    Cultivating a Culture of Curiosity

    Despite sayings such as "Curiosity killed the cat," our culture highly values curiosity and openness. These traits are essential in learning, innovation, and imagination, but answering our kids' "Why?" questions all the time can be exhausting. On this episode, we discuss how we work to cultivate a culture of curiosity in a way that doesn't leave us totally fried.

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    • 30 min
    Helping Kids Navigate Their Fears

    Helping Kids Navigate Their Fears

    Kids can have big, irrational fears, and because they are irrational, it can be hard for us as parents to know how best to help. On this episode, Kathryn and Matthew talk about some different strategies they have tried and how sometimes acknowledging the fear is the best path toward courage.

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    • 24 min
    One Bite of Zucchini

    One Bite of Zucchini

    We are not parenting experts; in fact, we do not even always agree on the best thing to do when parenting our own kids! On this episode, we invite you in on a recent parenting disagreement that happened over one of our kids not wanting to try a bite of zucchini. Have a listen and see who's side you're on!

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    • 25 min
    When Kids Ask Why

    When Kids Ask Why

    On our last episode, we talked about how important it is to know our Parenting "Why." This episode is a follow-up to that where we dive deeper into what it looks like when our kids ask us, "Why?" and what we do when we don't have the time or the right words to explain it.

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    If you'd like to ask us a question or give us feedback on the episode, we'd love to hear from you! Find us on Instagram @our.nuclear.family or send us a voice memo by clicking the blue button on our website here: ABOUT THE PODCAST |OUR NUCLEAR FAMILY (mkditson.wixsite.com)

    • 18 min
    Start with Why - Parenting Edition

    Start with Why - Parenting Edition

    Simon Sinek's popular book Start With Why is not just good business advice; it's good for life and especially good in parenting. It can help us prioritize our schedules, identify why we are feeling frustrated, and grow deeper relationships with our children. Listen in as we discuss how to find and share our parenting Why.

    We love sharing this content with you and gladly pay for all of the expenses out of our own pockets, but if you'd like to say thanks, you can buy us a coffee by clicking here: OurNuclearFam is a parenting encouragement podcast (buymeacoffee.com)

    If you'd like to reach out to us with a question or comment, you can find us on Instagram @our.nuclear.family or you can send us a voice memo on this tab of our website: ABOUT THE PODCAST |OUR NUCLEAR FAMILY (mkditson.wixsite.com)

    • 32 min
    The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of Kids and Electronic Devices

    The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of Kids and Electronic Devices

    In our media-crazed adult world, us parents are continuously thinking about our kids and their media consumption. Should they have an electronic device? What parental controls do we need? How much time should we let them spend playing video games? What about social media? In this episode, Matthew and Kathryn give their initial thoughts on these questions and more.

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

HBfromNE ,

So many gems!

I have now become a regular listener to this podcast - and Matthew and Kathryn help me rediscover my core values and put those values into action! Thank you guys for picking topics that come up all the time. Love this podcast!

Valsizzle ,

Helpful and Loving Advice for Parents

Wow! This podcast is truly the best! Matthew and Kathryn create a place for real talk and real support in the daily challenges, and blessings, of being a parent. They give you some good laughs, they help you think, but most of all, they remind you that all are welcome on this journey of parenting. If you need to feel encouraged and energized as a parent, this podcast is for you!

Christianguy1 ,

Fantastic Parenting Advice

Listening to this podcast has inspired so many a-ha parenting moments with my own parenting. Matthew and Kathryn do a great job encouraging all of us to dig deep and determine how we can individually become our best selves as a parents. This is a podcast well worth your time to listen to!