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I love my life. Becoming a wife/mother has been the absolute second best part of my life. (My faith life is first, sorry, husband and kids.) I have eight kids, yes, EIGHT. And yes, we are Catholic.

People always ask if having a big family has been crazy, chaotic, or difficult. Well, yes, of course. But those things no longer concern me. What concerns me is how every single person in our culture, including myself, my husband and our children, has been tempted away from their best self. Going along with our culture is not living. Nor is it life-giving. I am too old to pretend that I have it all together. I am (finally) too wise to think I can do it all myself.

That’s what “The Parenting Dare” is about: entering into the messy, the nitty, the gritty, and the beautiful. It’s about surrendering what we thought our family life would be like so we could receive the higher gifts that God has prepared for us. Some of those gifts are about becoming and being:

JOYFUL
PROACTIVE
AUTHENTIC
INTENTIONAL
ACCEPTING
FAITHFUL
DARING

Most of these podcasts will also posted in normal blog (with pictures!) format found at www.theparentingdare.com/blog. Please follow us on either platform! I say “US” because my oldest son Eric is my partner on this mission He is the tech side of this whole operation. If you ever hear a voice in the background, it is his.

What surprises me most about this particular kid of mine: he can write. He has an engineering degree AND he can write. Weird, I know. He will guest blog/podcast occasionally, so you can look forward to his unique perspective. Eric is always pushing me out of my comfort zone and he is the one that suggested I move my beloved three-year old blog, “Prayer and Duct Tape” to The Parenting Dare site AND create a podcast to go with it. At first I thought he was delusional. But over time, I realized that playing small (even though it was nice and safe and warm and yummy) was not really serving God in this realm. Learn more about our mission. It’s a big one. If you love it, share it.

Thank you for your beautiful support. We appreciate you.

The Parenting Dare Lori and Eric Doerneman: Mother and Son Duo

    • Christianity

I love my life. Becoming a wife/mother has been the absolute second best part of my life. (My faith life is first, sorry, husband and kids.) I have eight kids, yes, EIGHT. And yes, we are Catholic.

People always ask if having a big family has been crazy, chaotic, or difficult. Well, yes, of course. But those things no longer concern me. What concerns me is how every single person in our culture, including myself, my husband and our children, has been tempted away from their best self. Going along with our culture is not living. Nor is it life-giving. I am too old to pretend that I have it all together. I am (finally) too wise to think I can do it all myself.

That’s what “The Parenting Dare” is about: entering into the messy, the nitty, the gritty, and the beautiful. It’s about surrendering what we thought our family life would be like so we could receive the higher gifts that God has prepared for us. Some of those gifts are about becoming and being:

JOYFUL
PROACTIVE
AUTHENTIC
INTENTIONAL
ACCEPTING
FAITHFUL
DARING

Most of these podcasts will also posted in normal blog (with pictures!) format found at www.theparentingdare.com/blog. Please follow us on either platform! I say “US” because my oldest son Eric is my partner on this mission He is the tech side of this whole operation. If you ever hear a voice in the background, it is his.

What surprises me most about this particular kid of mine: he can write. He has an engineering degree AND he can write. Weird, I know. He will guest blog/podcast occasionally, so you can look forward to his unique perspective. Eric is always pushing me out of my comfort zone and he is the one that suggested I move my beloved three-year old blog, “Prayer and Duct Tape” to The Parenting Dare site AND create a podcast to go with it. At first I thought he was delusional. But over time, I realized that playing small (even though it was nice and safe and warm and yummy) was not really serving God in this realm. Learn more about our mission. It’s a big one. If you love it, share it.

Thank you for your beautiful support. We appreciate you.

    Creating a Beautiful Family Culture

    Creating a Beautiful Family Culture

    Happy New Year! I absolutely love the first of the year. It’s a time for us moms to sit down and take a moment. What worked last year? Where did we drift? What areas can we improve? No matter where you’ve been, no matter where you are now, you can Create a Beautiful Family Culture.

    It's going to be a great year. I feel it in my nuggets. 

    • 7 min
    The Low Down on Low Thyroid

    The Low Down on Low Thyroid

    Have you ever been diagnosed with a low-functioning thyroid? If so, you are not alone. Hypothyroidism is an incredibly common condition. You might want to go grab a nice cup of tea because what I have to share with you in this post will most likely shock and/or surprise you.

    www.theparentingdare.com/blog

    • 18 min
    The Greatest Truth About Your Beauty

    The Greatest Truth About Your Beauty

    When my son Eric pushed me to share my "most shameful food moment" with you, I balked at first. Why share that? But as I prayed (and maybe ranted out loud) about it, I felt almost compelled to share not only the crap with you, but also HOW I was healed and HOW I realized the TRUTH about my BEAUTY!

    This post is longer, but I didn't spend a lot of time on it; I simply took segments from Lesson 9 of my online course, Inside Out.

    Find out more @ theparentingdare.com/inside-out

    • 27 min
    Parenting Hack #2: How to Avoid THE PANIC

    Parenting Hack #2: How to Avoid THE PANIC

    Here's another Parenting Hack! 

    I love the sort of twist mom puts on these 'hacks'. They're deeper than I originally intended when asking her to come up with some hacks for parents. Wouldn't have it any other way. 

    Just good ol' genuine Lori, coming in hot with another MEGA PIECE'O'MOMMY advice.



    Peace out,

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    • 17 min
    Let's take back our turf, Mamas!

    Let's take back our turf, Mamas!

    The enemy is in a turf war with you. He wants to claim your home and more than that, he wants to overcome and claim every person in your home.

    What Satan doesn’t understand is that God Himself fashioned our mother hearts. They are soft, yes. But we are also fiercely protective. In this post I will show you the war and then I will give you a workable solution in the form of a challenge. (I love challenges!)

    It’s time. Let’s take back our turf!

    • 24 min
    Our Adoption Story

    Our Adoption Story

    I know it’s super easy to just live life. Easter is coming up. We have to buy new dresses and ties, or find the old ones that will still work.

    Should we go to Mom’s this year or stay home and fly kites in our own backyard?

    Today I invite you to go deeper. Go into Divine Mercy. We have received so many gifts through the Novena of Chaplets to The Divine Mercy, including our daughter, Malaysia. I share that story in full detail on today’s episode.

    The Novena begins on Good Friday.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

OneJoyfulJewel ,

In the trenches!

Lori has fought the good fight in the trenches of parenting, with 8 children. She shares the joys and the struggles, eternal perspective and the nitty gritty. Be prepared to laugh and receive practical application and inspiration.

belovedlars ,

Exactly what all parents need

Lori and Eric are so authentic and engaging. This is what every parent NEEDS and had no idea they needed it. I have The Parenting Dare program and have learned more than I could have imagined. It has opened up my eyes to the truth and helped me take off the rose colored glasses and love my sweet babies way more authentically! You want this and need this if you are a parent and really, even if you’re not! It is knowledge that everyone should know! This has even helped my marriage go to depths I never knew possible! Thank you Lori and Eric for your incredible mission!!

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