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The Practical Family Podcast focuses on the elements that mothers need to discover their gifts and embrace grace. We offer practical tips for living a simple and clutter-free life, and to strengthen moms for real life struggles based on a Christian worldview.

Practical Family Podcast Jennifer Bryant

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

The Practical Family Podcast focuses on the elements that mothers need to discover their gifts and embrace grace. We offer practical tips for living a simple and clutter-free life, and to strengthen moms for real life struggles based on a Christian worldview.

    Episode 112 | Pregnancy Loss and the Christian Mom

    Episode 112 | Pregnancy Loss and the Christian Mom

    The loss of a child comes in many forms. There is hope and support for grieving mothers, and the community that surrounds her. Rachel shows us how to be helpful and compassionate with our loved ones.
     
    BIO
    Rachel Lewis is the founder of Brave Mamas, an online community offering support to
    thousands of bereaved moms. Rachel is a well-known contributor to Still Standing
    Magazine and Pregnancy After Loss Support. She’s the creator of Unexpecting: A 4-Week Grief Workshop for Pregnancy Loss for couples.
    Her work and family have been featured by the Today Show, Upworthy, AdoptUSKids, and Babble. Rachel has experienced the loss of five pregnancies, as well as the unique grief of reunifying a foster son with his birth family. Learn more at thelewisnote.com.
     
    Resources Mentioned in this Episode
     
    Unexpecting: Real Talk on Pregnancy Loss
    Brave Mamas Facebook Group
    How to Help a Loved One through Baby Loss
    The Body Keeps the Score
     

    • 48 min
    Episode 111 | How to Equip Your Kids to be Wise with Technology

    Episode 111 | How to Equip Your Kids to be Wise with Technology

    Jonathan McKee gives parents practical tools on how to approach technology with wisdom and grace instead of constant correction.
    Resources Mentioned in this Episode
    Parenting Generation Screen: Guiding Your Kids to be Wise in a Digital World 
    Teens Guide to Social Media 
    Guy’s Guide to God, Girls, and the Phone in their Pocket 
     
    BIO
    Jonathan McKee is the author of more than twenty-five books, including Teen’s Guide to Face-to-Face Connections in a Screen-to-Screen World; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon bestseller – The Guy’s Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for moms and dads on his website becomingscreenwise.com.
     
    20+ years of experience with youth ministry and family research has taught him that parents need to connect with their kids just as much as they correct their kids— it’s the safe, loving conversations about screen use that will set kids up for a lifetime of good decisions and habits. 


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    • 31 min
    Episode 110 | How to Raise Resilient Kids

    Episode 110 | How to Raise Resilient Kids

    What the link between family schedules and life expectancy tells us about teaching kids to be resilient adults.
    BIO
    Dr. Rhonda Spencer-Hwang is an epidemiologist and associate professor in the School of Public Health at Loma Linda University. Through her groundbreaking research, she has developed a program to help prepare families for whatever life throws their way—increasing resiliency, happiness, and likelihood of positive performances (from academics to athletics and beyond). She is a mom of three and lives in Loma Linda, California.
     
    Resources Mentioned in this Episode
    DrRhondaSpencer.com
     
    Book: Releases August 3, 2021
    Raising Resilient Kids: Principles for Bringing Up Healthy, Happy, Successful Children Who Can Overcome Obstacles and Thrive despite Adversity.
     
    More about Hulda Crooks
     
    Philippians 4:6 - Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

    • 31 min
    Episode 109 | You Don't Have to Do It All

    Episode 109 | You Don't Have to Do It All

    Do you have what it takes to be a homeschool mom? Yes! We’re busting the myth that you have to do it all to be effective.
     
    BIO
    Katie M. Reid has been married to Adam for almost eighteen years, and is the mother of five loud children (ages threww to fifteen). Besides Jesus and her family, cut-to-the-chase conversations and musicals are a few of her favorite things. Katie encourages others to exchange try-hard striving for hope-filled freedom through her messages, articles, songs, and resources. She is a trained bible study facilitator and author of the book, Made Like Martha: Good News for the Woman Who Gets Things Done. 
     
    Resources Mentioned in this Episode
    www.katiemreid.com
    Facebook  |  Instagram  |  Twitter  |  Pinterest  | Youtube
     
    Episode 042 | Grace for the Woman Who Gets Things Done
     
    Sacred Grounds, Sticky Floors by Jamie Amerine 
     
    “All-Done” Calendar
     

    • 39 min
    Episode 108 | Know Your Why

    Episode 108 | Know Your Why

    How knowing your “why” is fuel for homeschooling and how to encourage characteristics of the heart that you can’t measure with a grade.
     
    BIO
    Wife of a hospital physician and mama of four boys, Monica Swanson lives on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Oahu. They grow tropical fruits on their land that overlooks the “7 Mile Miracle” spot of some of the best surfing beaches in the world. She homeschools all of the boys, and just launched the oldest off to college in California. Her book Boy Mom: What Your Son Needs Most From You is a widely-read and acclaimed book among Christian boy moms across the nation.
     
    Resources Mentioned in this Episode
    MonicaSwanson.com
    Boy Mom Book
    Character Training Course
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    • 39 min
    Episode 107 | Countercultural Parenting

    Episode 107 | Countercultural Parenting

    Today’s culture is defined by amorality, dishonesty, and discontentment. As a Christian parent, you want your children to reject these norms in favor of values like integrity, wisdom, and forgiveness. But how can you train them to do this when you’re still falling short yourself?
    Author, speaker, and Moms in Prayer podcast host Lee Nienhuis offers guidance to every parent seeking to raise Jesus-following kids.
     
    BIO
    Lee is a farmer’s wife (turned camp coordinator), and midwestern mama. She is the host of the Moms in Prayer Podcast and author of Counter Cultural Parenting: Building Character in a World of Compromise.
     
    QUOTES
    “Home needs to be a place where it’s okay to fail and come back again. Home is our laboratory.”
    “We’ve never lived in such a connected world. It can be really scary, but it can also be really pioneering.”
    “The work of rebuilding our society starts in our own home.”
     
    Resources Mentioned in this Episode
    Brave Moms Brave Kids
    Countercultural Parenting
    Moms in Prayer Podcast
    Jesus Storybook Bible
    Raising Heroes TShirt
    Our Restaurant: South Shore Grill, Honolulu Hawaii
     

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

valee59 ,

So Inspiring!

I love this young woman! She is so lovely and articulate in speaking. She seems to have so much wisdom and knowledge beyond her years. she is reaching many of these young women and families, as well as us from the older generation. I appreciate her fresh grasp in communicating so many important points in raising her own family. I truly hope many subscribe to her podcast. She has a treasure of information for all. Her podcast is very inspiring and uplifting. She makes you feel like you can do all the things she suggest and gives you hope. Thank you Jennifer Bryant for your Practical Family voice.

wahiawafan ,

Great Heart, Practical Tips

I love how real and vulnerable Jennifer Bryant is in these podcasts. She is on the journey with us and asks questions that never occurred to me, but once she asks them its obvious I should have! What a blessing to get to listen to these ! So great!

kris_m_t_k ,

Such amazing women of God!

I love your hearts to share your experiences and to be transparent about those experiences. Your podcasts I’ve listened to so far have been such an encouragement to me. Keep up the great work!

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