Episode 25: Kathleen and Lori talk about the changes in schedules for the summer season and how it can cause problems for a child with sensory issues or past trauma.
Summer means cookout food, staying up later than usual, and different experiences than usual. And sometimes that can be the perfect recipe for disaster for a family with adopted kids, kids with sensory issues, or kids on the autism spectrum. The Whole House ladies have a little bit of experience with this and want to offer some tips and tricks to make the summer go a little more smoothly for everyone!
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Episode 24: Amerey and Kathleen talk about the ins and outs of having their very own family camp every summer.
It all started back with Camp Watermelon, and began as a way of a grandmother to get all her grandchildren together for a week. It's evolved into Camp Lemon Lime, and now it is her great-grandchildren and extended family! A family camp could be your perfect summer activity and it can be as simple or extravagant as you want it! Amerey and Kathleen talk about how the Guire family does a family camp and how you can do it too!
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Episode 23: Kathleen and Lori talk about transitions and changes in the life of a woman, specifically for moms.
Doesn't it always seem like as soon as you get used to something, it changes?! We know that's usually how motherhood is! Kathleen and Lori have been through every transition from pregnancy trimesters to elementary school-aged kids to adult kids. Grab some coffee and join us as we offer you insight and tips and tricks to make all the transitions just a little bit easier.
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Episode 22: Amerey, Carly, and Kathleen (and Glenna) kick off the summer with a quick discussion about vacationing and having fun when you are on a budget!
We firmly believe that you can create a fun summer for your kids and family without a huge budget! The ladies share their favorite stay-cation ideas and activities, including local parks and library activities, as well as camping and swimming! We hope you are inspired to go have a fun summer without needing to spend all your money!
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Episode 21: Carly and Kathleen interview Audrey (Guire) Simmons on her perspective, as the oldest biological kid, of the adoption of a sibling group of four from Poland.
Audrey offers unique and introspective opinions and stories of experiencing the adoption as an 11-year-old. We love her perspectives on visiting the orphanage in Poland and how the trip impacted her life. We also love her perspectives on how her new siblings impacted her life.
DISCLAIMER: We left this episode un-edited! This episode was recorded in a house with 4 adults and 9 children under the age of 7. We got some comedic interruptions on this day, so we decided to give you a taste of what it would be like to record a podcast inside of a daycare. We hope you enjoy! We sure did!
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Kathleen and Jessica talk about moving out of your comfort zone and pursuing God-sized dreams. They talk about pivot points and seasons of life. Each pivot point sends us in a new direction. Do we do it afraid or do we remain where we are. Jessica talks about opening Soar, her fitness studio and why she finally took the leap. Kathleen talks about her seasons of God-sized dreams, children, adoption, homeschooling and her current season- The Whole House and writing. Jessica speaks of a death of a loved one made her rethink her current path and become a pivot point. Kathleen shares a similar story. Grab a cup of coffee! Get ready to pursue your God-sized dream with The Whole House!
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Episode 19: Amerey, Ashley, Carly, Kathleen, and Lori talk about Mother's Day (from a mom perspective). Not that we have forgotten about the women who gave us life, but we wanted to discuss what the holiday means to us as moms ourselves.
We talk a little about our perfect Mother's Day and setting realistic goals for celebrating! We even share Mother's Day fails (in case you thought our lives were perfect)! We encourage you to find a way to incorporate a little bit of self-care and self-love into your holiday this year!
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Episode 18: Kathleen and Lori, homeschooling veterans, discuss how their families began their journey into homeschooling.
Between these two ladies, there are dozens of years of experience with homeschooling their children of all ages. They want to share their stories and insights, offer you tips and tricks from their own troubleshooting, and encourage you if you are considering/are already/have any interest in homeschooling!
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Episode 17: The lovely Megan Wright joins Carly and Kathleen for a discussion (that could have gone on for hours) about marriage, homeschooling, and how both make up Megan's ministry.
When these three ladies get together, there really is no topic off limits! Grab a cup of coffee and join us here at The Whole House!
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Episode 16: Kathleen sits down with Ciarra McCartney! (If this name sounds familiar, that's because it is! You can find an interview with her mom, Molly, on Episode 12!)
Ciarra McCartney is a teenager and budding author who was adopted through the foster care system. She shares some of her realities of growing up in a broken home, placements in foster homes, and finally being adopted.
We hope you enjoy Ciarra's wisdom, self-awareness, and eloquence beyond her sixteen years.
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