166 episodes

Do you long to be a more intentional mom but you feel overwhelmed or weary or just don't have a clear path to the next step toward a successful family life? The Practically Speaking MOM, Val Harrison, is here to bring some order to the chaos and some focus to the confusion. You don’t have to be the perfect mom to have a strong family, you need a plan! Join author, speaker, mother of seven, and grandma of two, as she shares wisdom and encouragement about the six areas of an intentional mom's life. You'll learn from her years of experience, successes, mistakes and redemption. Val and her husband Rich, married 28 years, have three married children, two more in college, and two in her homeschool. This podcast covers all stages of parenting, from babies to toddlers to teens and beyond. Val wants to encourage you to not become weary in your work as an intentional mom, "Even with all its unique personalities, imperfections and scars; your family is God's masterpiece. Your efforts matter in this worthy journey of motherhood." Galations 6:9 says, "Do not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time you'll reap a harvest if you do not give up." Let's walk this marathon journey of motherhood TOGETHER, right here, every Monday on the Practically Speaking MOM podcast, the place for an intentional mom to build a strong family.

Practically Speaking Mom: Intentional Mom, Strong Family Val Harrison, The Practically Speaking MOM

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Do you long to be a more intentional mom but you feel overwhelmed or weary or just don't have a clear path to the next step toward a successful family life? The Practically Speaking MOM, Val Harrison, is here to bring some order to the chaos and some focus to the confusion. You don’t have to be the perfect mom to have a strong family, you need a plan! Join author, speaker, mother of seven, and grandma of two, as she shares wisdom and encouragement about the six areas of an intentional mom's life. You'll learn from her years of experience, successes, mistakes and redemption. Val and her husband Rich, married 28 years, have three married children, two more in college, and two in her homeschool. This podcast covers all stages of parenting, from babies to toddlers to teens and beyond. Val wants to encourage you to not become weary in your work as an intentional mom, "Even with all its unique personalities, imperfections and scars; your family is God's masterpiece. Your efforts matter in this worthy journey of motherhood." Galations 6:9 says, "Do not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time you'll reap a harvest if you do not give up." Let's walk this marathon journey of motherhood TOGETHER, right here, every Monday on the Practically Speaking MOM podcast, the place for an intentional mom to build a strong family.

    Two Big Announcements Between Season 3 and Season 4, episode 169

    Two Big Announcements Between Season 3 and Season 4, episode 169

    The Practically Speaking MOM Podcast recently entered its fourth year and finished up our third season of the podcast!  
    Have you ever stood in a pool with your young child on the side of the pool in their water wings, held out your arms and said, "Come on.  You can do it.  Jump in!  I won't let you go under."   It is scary for a child to LEAP to a new level of ability, even though we parents know they are ready for the next steps.

    God is a lot like that with us.  He knows we are ready for growth, but we are timid and fearful.  That's where TRUST comes in!  
    This week on the podcast Val Harrison, The Practically Speaking MOM shares about TWO BIG LEAPS OF FAITH that God is calling her to with the Practically Speaking MOM Ministry.  In episode 169, she shares about these two big leaps and encourages intentional parents to also be full of faith and to leap forward in whatever God is calling them toward as well.

    Would you like to GIVE to the Practically Speaking MOM Ministry?  Help improve the tech side of recording for the podcast and also help the ministry to afford some very part time help in editing and other office tasks so that Val can focus on content of her fifth book and also content for SEASON 4 of the Practically Speaking MOM Podcast!



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    All donations will be used for the ministry. Gifts are NOT tax deductible. THANK YOU for partnering in this ministry to strengthen families and encourage intentional moms.

    Visit Val's website: PracticallySpeakingMOM.com
    Join Val's Facebook Group Intentional Mom, Strong Family
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    "May the Words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, oh Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer." Psalms...

    • 21 min
    Dominant Director Personality Combo, Here We Go Through Uniquely United 2.0

    Dominant Director Personality Combo, Here We Go Through Uniquely United 2.0

    The "Dominant Director" child you are raising is going to be a leader.  They were born to lead. The question is, what kind of leader are they going to be?  Will they lead by power and control, intimidation and trampling others?  Or will they learn how to be humble and how to treat all people with dignity? Will they learn to value all the other personalities around them?

    You will learn critical relationship, dynamics, and communication strategies for BLENDING BETTER and BRIGHTER as a cohesive family, even if you are each very different from one another.
    We're in a four-week series about family dynamics and personality differences called, "Here We Go through Uniquely United 2.0."  It's an eye-opening opportunity to learn how to improve family relationships by discovering the differences between you in how you think. This week we learn about the Sensitive Server. We're examining FOUR COMBINATIONS of personality traits, one combination each of the four weeks.  As we take this tour through the unique family members in your home, we'll look at the following characteristics for each type:
    ✅What they FEAR
    ✅How to MOTIVATE them
    ✅What brings them JOY
    ✅How they view RULES
    ✅What they VALUE
    ✅Their Greatest STRENGTH
    ✅Ways to IMPROVE
    ✅Why they get ANGRY or HURT
    ✅Their Greatest NEEDS

    When we start understanding ourselves and when we start teaching our kids to understand themselves and each other as well, we can really fine-tune our personality, allowing the good parts to SHINE, and allowing the weaknesses to be sharpened.

    By listening to the Uniquely United series on the Practically Speaking MOM Podcast you are helping your child to be able to shine in a way that is a blessing to others. We're not trying to diminish that personality type, but at the same time, we want them to learn about themselves and be honing their personality to make it something that can mesh with the rest of the family,

    God has called us to love one another. He's called us to be at peace with one another. He even says, they'll know us by our love, by the way, we love one another.  A big way that we love one another within a family is to be considerate of the other personalities around you and be willing to speak each other's language a little bit more.


    RESOURCES

    PERSONALITY CHART by Val
    This is a listener supported podcast.
    To give a set amount each month click here. A few dollars a month would help so much!
    Here's some other ways to give:
    Cash App: $valPSM
    Paypal: val@PracticallySpeakingMOM.com
    Donate with a creditcard HERE
    All donations will be used for the ministry. Gifts are NOT tax deductible. THANK YOU for partnering in this ministry to strengthen families and encourage intentional moms.

    Visit Val's website: PracticallySpeakingMOM.com
    Join Val's Facebook Group Intentional Mom, Strong Family
    Follow Val on Instagram and her Facebook Public Page Practically Speaking MOM
    "May the Words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, oh Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer." Psalms...

    • 28 min
    Careful Calculator Personality Combo, Uniquely United 2.0, Ep. 167

    Careful Calculator Personality Combo, Uniquely United 2.0, Ep. 167

    What would we do without our Careful Calculator family members?!  We need them!!  They are often misunderstood, however.  You will learn critical relationship, dynamics, and communication strategies for BLENDING BETTER and BRIGHTER as a cohesive family, even if you are each very different from one another.
    We're in a four-week series about family dynamics and personality differences called, "Here We Go through Uniquely United 2.0."  It's an eye-opening opportunity to learn how to improve family relationships by discovering the differences between you in how you think. This week we learn about the Sensitive Server. We're examining FOUR COMBINATIONS of personality traits, one combination each of the four weeks.  As we take this tour through the unique family members in your home, we'll look at the following characteristics for each type:
    ✅What they FEAR
    ✅How to MOTIVATE them
    ✅What brings them JOY
    ✅How they view RULES
    ✅What they VALUE
    ✅Their Greatest STRENGTH
    ✅Ways to IMPROVE
    ✅Why they get ANGRY or HURT
    ✅Their Greatest NEEDS

    When we start understanding ourselves and when we start teaching our kids to understand themselves and each other as well, we can really fine-tune our personality, allowing the good parts to SHINE, and allowing the weaknesses to be sharpened.

    By listening to the Uniquely United series on the Practically Speaking MOM Podcast you are helping your child to be able to shine in a way that is a blessing to others. We're not trying to diminish that personality type, but at the same time, we want them to learn about themselves and be honing their personality to make it something that can mesh with the rest of the family,

    God has called us to love one another. He's called us to be at peace with one another. He even says, they'll know us by our love, by the way, we love one another.  A big way that we love one another within a family is to be considerate of the other personalities around you and be willing to speak each other's language a little bit more.

    So hopefully this material can help equip you as mom or dad, to adjust some, and then also equip your children to know themselves and adjust as well.

    Today we're talking about the fast people combination or the fast emotion combination that we call the Impulsive Impactors.

    RESOURCES

    This is a listener supported podcast.
    To give a set amount each month click here. A few dollars a month would help so much!
    Here's some other ways to give:
    Cash App: $valPSM
    Paypal: val@PracticallySpeakingMOM.com
    Donate with a creditcard HERE
    All donations will be used for the ministry. Gifts are NOT tax deductible. THANK YOU for partnering in this ministry to strengthen families and encourage intentional moms.

    Visit Val's website: PracticallySpeakingMOM.com
    Join Val's Facebook Group Intentional Mom, Strong Family
    Follow Val on Instagram and her Facebook Public Page Practically Speaking MOM
    "May the Words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, oh Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer." Psalms...

    • 24 min
    Sensitive Server Personality Differences, Uniquely United 2.0, #166

    Sensitive Server Personality Differences, Uniquely United 2.0, #166

    We're in a four-week series about family dynamics and personality differences called, "Here We Go through Uniquely United 2.0."  It's an eye-opening opportunity to learn how to improve family relationships by discovering the differences between you in how you think. This week we learn about the Sensitive Server. We're examining FOUR COMBINATIONS of personality traits, one combination each of the four weeks.  As we take this tour through the unique family members in your home, we'll look at the following characteristics for each type:
    ✅What they FEAR
    ✅How to MOTIVATE them
    ✅What brings them JOY
    ✅How they view RULES
    ✅What they VALUE
    ✅Their Greatest STRENGTH
    ✅Ways to IMPROVE
    ✅Why they get ANGRY or HURT
    ✅Their Greatest NEEDS

    When we start understanding ourselves and when we start teaching our kids to understand themselves and each other as well, we can really fine-tune our personality, allowing the good parts to SHINE, and allowing the weaknesses to be sharpened.

    By listening to the Uniquely United series on the Practically Speaking MOM Podcast you are helping your child to be able to shine in a way that is a blessing to others. We're not trying to diminish that personality type, but at the same time, we want them to learn about themselves and be honing their personality to make it something that can mesh with the rest of the family,

    God has called us to love one another. He's called us to be at peace with one another. He even says, they'll know us by our love, by the way, we love one another.  A big way that we love one another within a family is to be considerate of the other personalities around you and be willing to speak each other's language a little bit more.

    So hopefully this material can help equip you as mom or dad, to adjust some, and then also equip your children to know themselves and adjust as well.

    Today we're talking about the fast people combination or the fast emotion combination that we call the Impulsive Impactors.

    RESOURCES
    "Help! My Home is Full of Difficult Personalities and One of them is Mine!" Recorded LIVE Audio Workshop by Val Harrison, The Practically Speaking MOM


    This is a listener supported podcast.
    To give a set amount each month click here. A few dollars a month would help so much!
    Here's some other ways to give:
    Cash App: $valPSM
    Paypal: val@PracticallySpeakingMOM.com
    Donate with a creditcard HERE
    All donations will be used for the ministry. Gifts are NOT tax deductible. THANK YOU for partnering in this ministry to strengthen families and encourage intentional moms.

    Visit Val's website: PracticallySpeakingMOM.com
    Join Val's Facebook Group Intentional Mom, Strong Family
    Follow Val on Instagram and her Facebook Public Page Practically Speaking MOM
    "May the Words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, oh Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer." Psalms...

    • 25 min
    Impulsive Impactors: Here We Go through Uniquely United 2.0, #165

    Impulsive Impactors: Here We Go through Uniquely United 2.0, #165

    Today we begin a four-week sub-series called "Here We Go through Uniquely United 2.0."  We'll examine FOUR COMBINATIONS of personality traits, one combination each of the four weeks.  As we take this tour through each of the four combinations we'll look at the following characteristics in each of the four combinations:
    For Each Type: ✅What they FEAR ✅How to MOTIVATE them ✅What brings them JOY ✅How they view RULES ✅What they VALUE ✅Their Greatest STRENGTH ✅Ways to IMPROVE ✅Why they get ANGRY or HURT ✅Their Greatest NEEDS

    When we start understanding ourselves and when we start teaching our kids to understand themselves and each other as well, we can really fine-tune our personality, allowing the good parts to SHINE, and allowing the weaknesses to be sharpened.

    By listening to the Uniquely United series on the Practically Speaking MOM Podcast you are helping your child to be able to shine in a way that is a blessing to others. We're not trying to diminish that personality type, but at the same time, we want them to learn about themselves and be honing their personality to make it something that can mesh with the rest of the family,

    God has called us to love one another. He's called us to be at peace with one another. He even says, they'll know us by our love, by the way, we love one another.  A big way that we love one another within a family is to be considerate of the other personalities around you and be willing to speak each other's language a little bit more.

    So hopefully this material can help equip you as mom or dad, to adjust some, and then also equip your children to know themselves and adjust as well.

    Today we're talking about the fast people combination or the fast emotion combination that we call the Impulsive Impactors.

    RESOURCES
    "Help! My Home is Full of Difficult Personalities and One of them is Mine!" Recorded LIVE Audio Workshop by Val Harrison, The Practically Speaking MOM

    Clash In Your Home: A Game Plan for Cleaning Up the Conflict book by Val Harrison, The Practically Speaking MOM
    This is a listener supported podcast.
    To give a set amount each month click here. A few dollars a month would help so much!
    Here's some other ways to give:
    Cash App: $valPSM
    Paypal: val@PracticallySpeakingMOM.com
    Donate with a creditcard HERE
    All donations will be used for the ministry. Gifts are NOT tax deductible. THANK YOU for partnering in this ministry to strengthen families and encourage intentional moms.

    Visit Val's website: PracticallySpeakingMOM.com
    Join Val's Facebook Group Intentional Mom, Strong Family
    Follow Val on Instagram and her Facebook Public Page Practically Speaking MOM
    "May the Words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, oh Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer." Psalms...

    • 29 min
    People-Focused vs Task-Focused Family Members: Uniquely United series, 164

    People-Focused vs Task-Focused Family Members: Uniquely United series, 164

    Do you have some family members who just want to have fun and other family members that are militant about tasks?  How do we help these two very different people blend and mesh and shine TOGETHER in the family unit? Episode 164 of the Practically Speaking MOM Podcast is here to help!

    Rich joins Val for "People-Focused vs Task-Focused Family Members" in the Uniquely United Series, equipping parents to identify different characteristics in our family members, helping all of you to thrive and mesh and blend TOGETHER.  

    Part of Rich's role at his employment is to train trainers and some of that training involves personality training - increasing their empathy toward personalities that are different from themselves, yes, but also teaching these trainers how to COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY with different personality types, how to RELATE and build bridges with those they are training, no matter their unique characteristics. To do that you have to learn to READ PEOPLE - that is called EMOTIONAL APTITUDE.   We hope that this there, Uniquely United, will help to grow the emotional aptitude in your family.
    People's characteristics are not always obvious and do not always remain the same. However, we can still learn so much by studying ourselves and one another to help us relate to one another more effectively, reduce conflict, increase harmony, and learn how to highlight the unique value of each individual within the family unit.  
    What are some ways to identify whether you are people or task focused:
      -what activities and environment fills you up, energizes you, makes you feel alive?  What deflates you, depletes you, demotivates you?  - what do you look forward to or dread?
     EVERYONE has some TASK and some RELATIONAL aspect to them.  You could really think of each of these characteristics as a sliding scale with TASK being on one end of the scale and PEOPLE or RELATIONSHIPS begin at the other end of the scale.  Some people are going to obviously fall on one end of that scale but there are some people who are quite balanced between the two.
     Our ultimate goal is to be the masterpiece God designed us to be.  
    Episode Mentioned in this Episode: Episode 20 - Family Spontaneous Friday and Sketchy Saturday

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    This is a listener supported podcast.
    To give a set amount each month click here. A few dollars a month would help so much!
    Here's some other ways to give:
    Cash App: $valPSM
    Paypal: val@PracticallySpeakingMOM.com
    Donate with a creditcard HERE
    All donations will be used for the ministry. Gifts are NOT tax deductible. THANK YOU for partnering in this ministry to strengthen families and encourage intentional moms.

    Visit Val's website: PracticallySpeakingMOM.com
    Join Val's Facebook Group Intentional Mom, Strong Family
    Follow Val on Instagram and her Facebook Public Page Practically Speaking MOM
    "May the Words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, oh Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer." Psalms...

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

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26 Ratings

26 Ratings

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What an encouraging Mom podcast!

Thank you Val for taking your time to share your life and family and teach other moms how to love God and our families well! I always appreciate your transparency and your wisdom! You have truly helped encourage me through different stages of parenting!

Crystal Freie ,

Great insights and helpful information

This podcast is a wealth of rich information that can be practically applied to your family life. I’ve especially enjoyed the Uniquely United 2.0 personality combo episodes and the way the information is presented to help families grow together.

jules716 ,

So much practical insight and wisdom!

New listener here and I am loving the uniquely United series. Self awareness is such a powerful tool and I love this approach of awareness to all the people in our family in order to be more United. Practical ways to better support each other. Love it, thank you so much for sharing this with us!

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