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Welcome to the Holderness Family Podcast! On Facebook and YouTube we are known as The Holderness Family. We make those silly songs and skits with our kids, but on this podcast, it's just us... the real us. The non-Christmas-jammies-us, the why-can't-my-socks-be-on-the-kitchen-counter-us (Penn) the why-do-I-have-to-go-outside-and-talk-to-people-us (Kim).On this podcast, we will share the real-life ups and downs of living together, working together, raising kids together, in what we hope is a funny and entertaining way. We will be taking questions that we are likely unqualified to answer (absolutely unqualified to answer) but we are hoping that the show will make all of your beautiful families realize you're not alone. You're not alone. We are all a hot mess... a HolderMess. The HolderMess: the Holderness Family PodcastThank you for subscribing and listening!Hosted by Kim & Penn HoldernessProduced by Max Trujillo
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The Holderness Family Podcast The Holderness Family

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 2.9K Ratings

Welcome to the Holderness Family Podcast! On Facebook and YouTube we are known as The Holderness Family. We make those silly songs and skits with our kids, but on this podcast, it's just us... the real us. The non-Christmas-jammies-us, the why-can't-my-socks-be-on-the-kitchen-counter-us (Penn) the why-do-I-have-to-go-outside-and-talk-to-people-us (Kim).On this podcast, we will share the real-life ups and downs of living together, working together, raising kids together, in what we hope is a funny and entertaining way. We will be taking questions that we are likely unqualified to answer (absolutely unqualified to answer) but we are hoping that the show will make all of your beautiful families realize you're not alone. You're not alone. We are all a hot mess... a HolderMess. The HolderMess: the Holderness Family PodcastThank you for subscribing and listening!Hosted by Kim & Penn HoldernessProduced by Max Trujillo
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Reframing Our Parenting with Dr. Hope Seidel

    Reframing Our Parenting with Dr. Hope Seidel

    In recent years, I often have shied away from parenting podcasts and books because the older our kids get, the more I feel like they're "cooked." For better or worse, the damage of my parenting has been done. That is, until I started parenting coaching with our friend Dr. Hope Seidel. Through our sessions, we've reframed the way I parent for the better starting with the basis of our unique family values. (In our discussion too you will hear how many themes are similar to our marriage book on communication. Apparently, we've had some parenting strategies all along.) Do you know your family values?
    Learn more about Dr. Hope Seidel and subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to hear about our new game!
    Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 323-364-3929. Your support means the world to us. If you like this podcast please consider leaving us a review. We also love feedback. Email us at holdermesspodcast@gmail.com.
    We wrote a book! Learn more here: www.theholdernessfamily.com/book 
    Join our Facebook family: www.facebook.com/theholdernessfamily
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    About the Holderness Family
: Penn, Kim, Lola, and Penn Charles Holderness create original music, parodies, and Vlogs for YouTube and Facebook to poke fun of themselves and celebrate the absurdity in circumstances most families face in their day to day life. They published "Christmas Jammies" in December 2013 and life hasn't been the same. Since then, their popular parodies, "All About That Baste", "Baby Got Class," and original music "Snow Day" have received national news coverage. Penn, the Dad, took a chance and left his job as a news anchor to join his wife Kim, the Mom, at their video production and digital marketing company, Greenroom Communications, LLC. Lola and Penn Charles are always happy, respectful and eat all of their vegetables (that last sentence is a lie). 
    The Holderness Family Podcast is Edited and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media.

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    • 43 min
    What Does “Doing The Best I Can” Mean?

    What Does “Doing The Best I Can” Mean?

    Let me start by saying I have the best wife on the planet. Let me also say that even though Kim and I wrote a book about marriage (and went to marriage counseling) we are still passengers on this flight. We are still learning. The reason I’m telling you this is because we opened our podcast this week fresh off a fight. Tears and all.
    I went on a really fun guy’s trip recently, and I forgot to thank my wife for handling all the things while I was gone for 5 days. She addressed it and initially I didn't react well. I was wrong. I asked Kim if we should redo the show, and not post this week. But we both decided that we wanted to be real. (This is real stuff other couples go through, right?) While our personal life took a front seat on this week’s podcast, we did manage to answer one of your questions: “What does ‘Doing the best I can’ really mean?” It’s a phrase that embodies both ends of the spectrum. Listen for more on our explanation.
    Also here is the "Doing The Best I Can" origin story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht6_6re0hlY. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 323-364-3929. Your support means the world to us. If you like this podcast please consider leaving us a review. We also love feedback. Email us at holdermesspodcast@gmail.com.
    We wrote a book! Learn more here: www.theholdernessfamily.com/book 
    Join our Facebook family: www.facebook.com/theholdernessfamily
    Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/theholdernessfamily 
    Find us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/theholdernessfamily
    About the Holderness Family
: Penn, Kim, Lola, and Penn Charles Holderness create original music, parodies, and Vlogs for YouTube and Facebook to poke fun of themselves and celebrate the absurdity in circumstances most families face in their day to day life. They published "Christmas Jammies" in December 2013 and life hasn't been the same. Since then, their popular parodies, "All About That Baste", "Baby Got Class," and original music "Snow Day" have received national news coverage. Penn, the Dad, took a chance and left his job as a news anchor to join his wife Kim, the Mom, at their video production and digital marketing company, Greenroom Communications, LLC. Lola and Penn Charles are always happy, respectful and eat all of their vegetables (that last sentence is a lie). 
    The Holderness Family Podcast is Edited and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 35 min
    5 Tips to Channel Hyperfocus

    5 Tips to Channel Hyperfocus

    ADHD is a spectrum neurodiversity, which means that everyone has at least just a little of it. Because ADHD is Penn's superpower, he gives his best tips to achieve hyperfocus, aka concentration nirvana, in this week's podcast. Hyperfocus means you can tune out everything around you, completely freeze time and space (well, in your mind) and focus on one single task. (Sounds pretty great, right?)
    When you finally achieve hyperfocus, it feels like time is standing still. Penn often forgets what time it is, or to have lunch, but he achieves being in the zone. Bonus: You get to hear Kim and I have a full circle moment in real-time. Tell us if these tips work for you! And to follow along with my mental health focus month, click here.
    Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 323-364-3929. Your support means the world to us. If you like this podcast please consider leaving us a review. We also love feedback. Email us at holdermesspodcast@gmail.com.
    We wrote a book! Learn more here: www.theholdernessfamily.com/book 
    Join our Facebook family: www.facebook.com/theholdernessfamily
    Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/theholdernessfamily 
    Find us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/theholdernessfamily
    About the Holderness Family
: Penn, Kim, Lola, and Penn Charles Holderness create original music, parodies, and Vlogs for YouTube and Facebook to poke fun of themselves and celebrate the absurdity in circumstances most families face in their day to day life. They published "Christmas Jammies" in December 2013 and life hasn't been the same. Since then, their popular parodies, "All About That Baste", "Baby Got Class," and original music "Snow Day" have received national news coverage. Penn, the Dad, took a chance and left his job as a news anchor to join his wife Kim, the Mom, at their video production and digital marketing company, Greenroom Communications, LLC. Lola and Penn Charles are always happy, respectful and eat all of their vegetables (that last sentence is a lie). 
    The Holderness Family Podcast is Edited and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 41 min
    We Try To Meditate with Susan Lee

    We Try To Meditate with Susan Lee

    Now that the kids are back in school, I’ve decided to use September to focus on my own mental health. I’ve talked openly about how I’ve battled anxiety and depression. I know what it takes for me to feel better, now I just have to do it. On this week's podcast I take Penn (and YOU!) along for the ride as I explore meditation techniques with Susan Lee of Body & Brain.
    Susan helped us with a very approachable and easy way to meditate that instantly lowered our blood pressure. She reminded us that thinking about the past can bring depression, while thinking about the future can bring anxiety. That's why it's so important to meditate to be in the present. You can find more about the type of meditation Susan leads here and you can follow my full 30 day mental health journey here. **DISCLAIMER: Please do not meditate while driving.**
    Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 323-364-3929. Your support means the world to us. If you like this podcast please consider leaving us a review. We also love feedback. Email us at holdermesspodcast@gmail.com.
    We wrote a book! Learn more here: www.theholdernessfamily.com/book 
    Join our Facebook family: www.facebook.com/theholdernessfamily
    Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/theholdernessfamily 
    Find us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/theholdernessfamily
    About the Holderness Family
: Penn, Kim, Lola, and Penn Charles Holderness create original music, parodies, and Vlogs for YouTube and Facebook to poke fun of themselves and celebrate the absurdity in circumstances most families face in their day to day life. They published "Christmas Jammies" in December 2013 and life hasn't been the same. Since then, their popular parodies, "All About That Baste", "Baby Got Class," and original music "Snow Day" have received national news coverage. Penn, the Dad, took a chance and left his job as a news anchor to join his wife Kim, the Mom, at their video production and digital marketing company, Greenroom Communications, LLC. Lola and Penn Charles are always happy, respectful and eat all of their vegetables (that last sentence is a lie). 
    The Holderness Family Podcast is Edited and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 40 min
    Creative Process & Autotune 101

    Creative Process & Autotune 101

    This week we explore your questions, but we keep circling back to a few themes of our own. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 323-364-3929. Your support means the world to us. If you like this podcast please consider leaving us a review. We also love feedback. Email us at holdermesspodcast@gmail.com.
    We wrote a book! Learn more here: www.theholdernessfamily.com/book 
    Join our Facebook family: www.facebook.com/theholdernessfamily
    Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/theholdernessfamily 
    Find us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/theholdernessfamily
    About the Holderness Family
: Penn, Kim, Lola, and Penn Charles Holderness create original music, parodies, and Vlogs for YouTube and Facebook to poke fun of themselves and celebrate the absurdity in circumstances most families face in their day to day life. They published "Christmas Jammies" in December 2013 and life hasn't been the same. Since then, their popular parodies, "All About That Baste", "Baby Got Class," and original music "Snow Day" have received national news coverage. Penn, the Dad, took a chance and left his job as a news anchor to join his wife Kim, the Mom, at their video production and digital marketing company, Greenroom Communications, LLC. Lola and Penn Charles are always happy, respectful and eat all of their vegetables (that last sentence is a lie). 
    The Holderness Family Podcast is Edited and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 44 min
    Where Do We Go From Here? with Dr. Anthony Fauci

    Where Do We Go From Here? with Dr. Anthony Fauci

    This week on the podcast, we spoke to Dr. Anthony Fauci about the current state of COVID and advice for parents on the upcoming school year. We had a mix of fun and serious questions planned. Early on in the interview, we asked what the pandemic was like for him and his family on a personal level. He said he couldn’t answer that because their experience isn’t typical. “My children get threatened, they get harassed… I’ve had people who are now in jail because they’ve been convicted of literally trying to kill me with a credible threat,” explained Dr. Fauci. To be honest, I almost couldn’t even focus on the remaining questions we had for him because all I kept thinking about was, how did it come to this? Where do we go from here?
    There are many times we put out a video, podcast, or blog about something we believe in, and people tell us that they are leaving our channel. We lose followers, but life goes on. If you’re someone who is reading this and upset about this interview, I would encourage you to listen. So many times we forget that talking heads are real humans, like you and me.
    It was helpful to talk to Dr. Fauci about the future of COVID, how to deal with potential spikes that may occur during the school year, and the dumbest thing he's ever done. (We did sneak a fun question in there.) You can get information about COVID vaccines and boosters here. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 323-364-3929. Your support means the world to us. If you like this podcast please consider leaving us a review. We also love feedback. Email us at holdermesspodcast@gmail.com.
    We wrote a book! Learn more here: www.theholdernessfamily.com/book 
    Join our Facebook family: www.facebook.com/theholdernessfamily
    Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/theholdernessfamily 
    Find us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/theholdernessfamily
    About the Holderness Family
: Penn, Kim, Lola, and Penn Charles Holderness create original music, parodies, and Vlogs for YouTube and Facebook to poke fun of themselves and celebrate the absurdity in circumstances most families face in their day to day life. They published "Christmas Jammies" in December 2013 and life hasn't been the same. Since then, their popular parodies, "All About That Baste", "Baby Got Class," and original music "Snow Day" have received national news coverage. Penn, the Dad, took a chance and left his job as a news anchor to join his wife Kim, the Mom, at their video production and digital marketing company, Greenroom Communications, LLC. Lola and Penn Charles are always happy, respectful and eat all of their vegetables (that last sentence is a lie). 
    The Holderness Family Podcast is Edited and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

Deejayreyes ,

How do you always know exactly what I need to hear?

Omg. I love you both, your videos, and this podcast. My husband has adhd and I have anxiety, so I really relate.
As for your most recent episode… My kids are legal adults now and I wish I had heard of the parenting coach idea about 10 years ago. Such wise info! Why is it not in every parent handbook from kindergarten to graduating high school?!? As I’m listening, there are so many things that I will still be using as I talk with my now grown kids. THANK YOU!

Ruby Forth ,

Love these two!

I first became familiar with Kim and Penn through their hilarious videos and recently learned they have a podcast! I was so excited to listen and learn about their real lives. Even though I don’t have children, and this podcast is categorized as “parenting”, I still find Kim and Penn completely relatable and enjoy hearing their take on the wide-ranging topics they discuss. They are real, down to earth, funny and big-hearted in every episode.

Megan E NC ,

So fun, funny, and honest!

I love Kim and Penn’s podcast. Every week is something different and entertaining to listen to, and they are so honest about their celebrations and challenges. I look forward to the podcast every week!

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