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Celebrate this Christmas with Arlene's FREE 25 Days of Christmas eBookThis show is for women and men who want a happier home life. Arlene will help you bridge the gap between your ideal family and the real thing. You don’t have to come from a happy home to create one. Your host Arlene Pellicane is a speaker and author of several books including 31 Days to a Happy Husband and Parents Rising. She and her husband James have been married more than 21 years and have three children. Inside this podcast, you’ll meet some of the kindest and smartest experts when it comes to marriage and parenting. Get ready for fun and practical conversations that will change your thinking, give you hope, and spark positive change.  

The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane AccessMore

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 66 Ratings

Celebrate this Christmas with Arlene's FREE 25 Days of Christmas eBookThis show is for women and men who want a happier home life. Arlene will help you bridge the gap between your ideal family and the real thing. You don’t have to come from a happy home to create one. Your host Arlene Pellicane is a speaker and author of several books including 31 Days to a Happy Husband and Parents Rising. She and her husband James have been married more than 21 years and have three children. Inside this podcast, you’ll meet some of the kindest and smartest experts when it comes to marriage and parenting. Get ready for fun and practical conversations that will change your thinking, give you hope, and spark positive change.  

    Gary Chapman - What to Know Before Your Child Becomes a Teenager

    Gary Chapman - What to Know Before Your Child Becomes a Teenager

    Maybe you have a teenager or you're going to have a teenager someday. The transition between childhood and adulthood can be a bumpy one. My friend Dr. Gary Chapman, beloved author of The 5 Love Languages, has raised two kids of his own and counseled countless families in his 40 plus years in ministry. Based on his new book, Things I Wish I'd Known Before My Child Became a Teenager, Dr. Chapman will share on this episode:

    3:00 What if my teen is always arguing with me?

    4:30 What if my teen doesn't want to go to church anymore?

    6:20 Why isn't my teen as talkative as he or she used to be?

    8:30 Raising teens who are responsible

    10:30 What if my teen is totally unmotivated?

    15:00 Talking about intimacy and relationships

    18:00 How to deal with anger and your teen

    28:00 Providing guidance for the future
    Learn more about Dr. Chapman and his book Things I Wish I'd Known Before My Child Became a Teenager at his website, 5lovelanguages.com
    And remember this month...Arlene's Screen Kids Masterclass is $125 off, just use the promo code RESTART22 at HappyHomeUniversity.com

    • 30 min
    Bonnie Gray - Panic Attacks to Peace

    Bonnie Gray - Panic Attacks to Peace

    Today's guest Bonnie Gray endured panic attacks, anxiety, and depression for years – all rooted in her traumatic childhood. As an adult, Bonnie embraced her identity as God’s beloved child, and healing began. How did she do it? In today's conversation you'll learn about:
    3:30 Bonnie's birth to a mail order bride from Hong Kong and a bus boy in San Francisco's Chinatown
    8:00 When I told my kids about my family secrets
    10:30 My dad never came back
    12:00 This journey was for me, going back to what the little girl went through
    14:00 I chose the hardest story to tell my boys first
    19:30 Panic attacks and faith
    24:00 How do you explain PTSD to your spouse?
    25:00 How to use ten minutes to lessen your anxiety
    28:00 Meeting my dad again
    Bonnie Gray is a soul care expert and host of a wellness podcast entitled Breathe: The Stress Less Podcast. Her latest and most personal book is Sweet Like Jasmine: Finding Identity in a Culture of Loneliness. 
    And remember this month...Arlene's Screen Kids Masterclass is $125 off, just use the promo code RESTART22 at HappyHomeUniversity.com

    • 30 min
    Screen Kids - In Their Own Words

    Screen Kids - In Their Own Words

    Are you tired of being the "mean parent" because of your screen rules? Do you ever wonder if you are being too strict? 
    Today's special podcast is going to show you that delaying devices is not only possible - it's good for your kids! My special guests today are my husband James and our kids Ethan (17), Noelle (15) and Lucy (12). The kids are going to tell you - in their own words - what it's like going to school without a phone, social media, or video game experience.  
    This is a conversation you can listen to in the car with your older kids and teens. You're about to listen to the audio of our documentary Screen Kids: In Their Own Words. You can watch the video at HappyHomeUniversity.com/film
    And remember this month...Arlene's Screen Kids Masterclass is $125 off, just use the promo code RESTART22 at HappyHomeUniversity.com

    • 33 min
    Mitch Albom - Stranger in the Lifeboat

    Mitch Albom - Stranger in the Lifeboat

    So excited to welcome bestselling author Mitch Albom (Tuesdays with Morrie) to kick off 2022! 
    As parents, we can easily slip into complaining or a martyr complex (look at me and all the sacrifices I have to make for these kids!!!). Talking to Mitch Albom about his daughter Chika really helps to put it all into perspective. In Mitch's book Finding Chika, you'll learn of his unusual journey to parenting - beginning with an orphanage in Haiti that would change his life forever.  
    In today's conversation, you'll hear about:  
    5:00 Taking Chika to Disneyland for the first time
    8:00 How children are curious and full of wonder before given screens
    11:30 The unexpected making of a family
    14:00 How parenting enhances a marriage 
    15:45 How to handle conflict in the marriage when your child is seriously ill
    18:30 Everything you do is an example to your children
    19:30. Carrying Chika when she could no longer walk
    21:50. Morrie's profound sentence
    24:30 Chika singing "I am a Child of God"
    26:00 About the Stranger in the Lifeboat
    29:30. Why did you take away this person God? Here's a better question to ask...
    Mitch Albom has sold over 40 million copies of his books including the bestselling memoir of all time Tuesdays with Morrie. He and his wife Janine direct the Have Faith Orphanage in Haiti. His newest books (the subjects of our interview) are Finding Chika and The Stranger in the Lifeboat.  
    And remember this month...
    Arlene's Screen Kids Masterclass is $125 off, just use the promo code RESTART22. HappyHomeUniversity.com

    • 35 min
    Gary Chapman - Life Lessons and Love Languages

    Gary Chapman - Life Lessons and Love Languages

    Have you been touched by the 5 Love Languages? Creator Dr. Gary Chapman is here to share the story behind the 5 Love Languages along with the major life lessons he's learned along the way. From his memoir, Life Lessons and Love Languages, you'll be inspired to live and love well, and you'll get practical ideas for building a marriage that your kids will want to imitate. It wasn't always a loving place for Gary and his new bride - you'll find out how they stopped having a miserable marriage.  
    In this conversation, you'll learn:  
    4:00 How Gary came to know Christ 
    7:00 Lesson from a childhood bully 
    9:30 When Gary decided he would never become an alcoholic 
    12:30 The good and bad of technology 
    15:30 Getting married
    18:00 The message from God that changed my marriage 
    21:40 How Gary created the 5 Love Languages 
    30:00 What loving a child is and isn't     
    Learn more about Dr. Gary Chapman at 5lovelanguages.com. 
    Learn more about Arlene's Happy Home University and Screen Kids at happyhomeuniversity.com

    • 34 min
    25 Days of Christmas - Melissa Spoelstra Less Crisis, More Christ

    25 Days of Christmas - Melissa Spoelstra Less Crisis, More Christ

    It's the final week of the 25 Days of Christmas! It's not too late to download your free eBook of devotions, family activities, and ways to serve (you can do them over the holiday still). Accessmore.com
    How can you enjoy more Christ this week and less crisis? Maybe you've tried doing a devotion but no one seemed to be listening. You're too busy planning the party to actually feel like celebrating anything. Bible teacher Melissa Spoelstra is here to connect the celebrations of the Old Testament to today, share ideas that will work in your home to mark the holiday in a spiritual and joyful way, and find some rest (even this busy week!).  
    We'll talk about:
    5:20 Moving from duty to delight 
    8:20 Epic fail with family devotions.
    9:50 How to get your high schoolers involved at Christmas
    15:50 What are elements of Biblical celebration?
    21:00 The value of Sabbath.
    Learn more about Melissa Spoelstra and her Bible studies at melissaspoelstra.com
    Learn more Arlene and her Happy Home University here: happyhomeuniversity.com

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

@kimstewinspired ,

Help for those teen years

As a mom of two boys, I’ve loved listening to Arlene and her guests share encouragement as I don’t feel like my home is always a happy one. #thestruggleisreal. I highly recommend you tune in, especially her episodes on anger and rebellious teens. Oh my!

Ms. Davida ,

Authentic

Arlene has excellent content; fantastic messages of hope. Perfection is not the goal. There are no boney fingers pointed at our sternum pointing out our parenting flaws.
Genuine, authentic guests with messages of encouragement.
“You don't have to come from a happy home, to create one.” All with God ‘s help.

mihaila20201990 ,

A podcast that every parent needs to listen to

Screen free is possible! Arlene is very motivating and inspirational having raised kids to the teen years without a smart phone. She and her guests share so many nuggets of wisdom that I have replayed episodes many times to fully let the information sink in! A mom of little ones , I pray that I will be able to apply what I’ve learned. God bless you!

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