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The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane

Jay Payleitner - Don't Take the Bait to Escalate

5/23/2022 00:23:41
Jay Payleitner - Don't Take the Bait to Escalate
Friends, co-workers, and even family members are avoiding each other because they don't agree. We are struggling to get along. Bestselling author Jay Payleitner has a new book to help titled, Don't Take the Bait to Escalate. How can family members enjoy more peace and less fighting? In today's conversation, you'll learn: 

3:45 How conflict can be a good thing

6:00 What are the four factors involved in conflict? 

6:40 How did you and your wife settle your peanut butter dispute? 

9:40 It might not be about compromise, it might mean taking turns to help your family member chase a dream 

11:00 Escalation doesn't always involve getting louder 

11:55 Re-connecting with someone you are estranged from 

19:50 What do you do when your middle school aged girl is wearing shorts that are too short? 

23:50 When you're in a pit in your marriage, do this...

Jay Payleitner's new book is Don't Take the Bait to Escalate: Conflict is inevitable, being a jerk is optional. Jay has worked with the National Center for Fathering, and has sold more than half a million books including 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad and Moms Bringing Out the Best in Dads. He and his wife Rita have raised five kids, loved on 10 foster babies, and are enjoying grandparenthood. Learn more at jaypayleitner.com.

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The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Dwell Bible App. Save 30% off Dwell for Life at DwellApp.io/HappyHome.

Ashley and Dino Petrone - Designed to Last

5/16/2022 00:30:56
Ashley and Dino Petrone - Designed to Last
Over a half a million readers have joined the journey of Instagram sensations Ashley and Dino Petrone (@ArrowsandBow). They share the adventures, mishaps, and joys of marriage and parenting through the lens of interior design. In their debut book, Designed to Last, you'll hear about their experience living in a 800 square foot trailer with their family of five. In today's fun interview, you'll hear: 

2:30 How they rushed into marriage - thanks to their moms 

4:00 Ashley: "I had no idea I married a gamer." 

5:50 What if dad is playing video games with the kids and mom is concerned about it? 

8:10 Wives, instead of nagging, do this...

11:55 How did you go from obsession to moderation when it comes to video games? 

14:35 Why did you move your family of five into an RV?  

16:30 Was it hard to sell all your things?  

17:50 How did your kids like living in the RV? What did they think about having just a few things each? 

19:00 After moving out of the RV, how did you keep the same close family vibe going?  

21:00 Why the Instagram name Arrows and Bow?  

22:00 Advice for the aspiring mom entrepreneur 

25:00 How do you complement each other in business and in life? 

25:50 Social media as a business, but not as something we want our kids on 

28:40 Our rhythms to keep social media in check 

Ashley and Dino Petrone have been married since 2006 and make their home in Florida with their four kids (baby added since the RV!). Ashley began her popular Instagram account @ArrowsandBow as a way to document her home-design journey. Dino is a senior engineer and Ashley is a full-time mom, blogger, and interior designer. Visit them online and check out their book Designed to Last at www.arrowsandbow.com.

Visit Happy Home University to subscribe to Arlene's email list and receive your free monthly resource, Five Stress Busters for Mom. 

Renee Swope - A Confident Mom

5/9/2022 00:34:20
Renee Swope - A Confident Mom
How would you like to let go of performance based parenting? Bestselling author Renee Swope is here to share from her latest book, A Confident Mom. With many heart warming and relatable examples from her own life, you'll learn how to focus on building character, not perfection, in the heart of your child. We'll talk about:

2:30 Ready to turn in your pink slip as a mom? 

4:20 How do you mine for gold in the heart's of your children? 

6:50 When your child is mean, try this 

8:00 Engaging boys in devotionals - how to make it more interactive (you can use M&Ms) 

10:45 Apologizing to our kids when we are unkind 

12:50 When a younger brother is frustrated that he can't do what older brother can do 

14:50 How do you encourage character in the lives of your adult children? 

19:00 How to support your kids' career choices 

20:40 Adjusting your expectations as an adoptive parent, when your child has developmental delays 

26:00 A surprising (beautiful) moment in the carpool lane 

28:00 The Instagram reel versus real life

Renee Swope is an author, podcast host, and popular speaker. She's the mom to three kids and lives in North Carolina. Find out more about Renee and her book, A Confident Mom, at her website Reneeswope.com

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The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Dwell Bible App. Save 30% off Dwell for Life at DwellApp.io/HappyHome.

I Surrender - Hannah's Prayer for Moms

5/2/2022 00:36:28
I Surrender - Hannah's Prayer for Moms
Moms can have lots of questions for God. Why are my kids facing certain challenges? What college should my child attend? How do I get my child to stop talking back? 

When we can bring our honest requests to God and surrender outcomes to Him - there is freedom and an open invitation for God to do His best work. In this special message in preparation for Mother's Day, Arlene looks at the life of Hannah in the Old Testament. What can we learn from her prayer of surrender? Arlene will talk about: 

2:00 When your child says, "Make me!" 

7:00 Living in a time of moral decay 

9:40 Showdown: Hannah versus Penninah 

11:45 Moms should neither boast too much about their kids nor belittle them 

15:00 When you feel like you're not enough 

20:00 Hannah prays a prayer that changes everything 

23:00 When you weep before God, He will comfort you 

24:00 Did you know there's a physical difference between the tears you cry when chopping onions and the tears you cry when you are sad? 

25:00 How to rejoice even before your prayer is answered

32:00 Trusting God while you are waiting for God to fulfill His promises to your family

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The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Dwell Bible App. Save 30% off Dwell for Life at DwellApp.io/HappyHome.

Tricia Goyer - Happy Heart for Moms

4/25/2022 00:29:17
Tricia Goyer - Happy Heart for Moms
Overworked mom of ten Tricia Goyer thought she had to have it all together. Yet during a season of messiness, failure and chaos, Tricia felt God speaking overwhelming love in her life. In the search for being "heart happy" (living with joy and peace), Tricia found that intentional habits and time invested with God brought the renewal she craved. In this conversation about Tricia's new book, Heart Happy: Staying Centered in God's Love During Chaotic Circumstances, you'll learn:

3:30 What does it mean to have a happy heart?

4:20 Tricia's background starting out as a single mom, getting married, having 10 kids, foster care...

6:50 Don't interrupt mama when she's having her Jesus time (cause she needs that Jesus time!!!)

8:00 How to spend time with God when you're raising young kids and life is crazy

12:45 You don't have to have the right response exactly when something happens. You can wait and respond later.

13:45 Taking time for soul care - a few ideas to nourish and reset

17:00 There's nothing you can do to make God love you more (getting out of performance mode)

19:50 Cooking for a BIG family and how to use the time in the kitchen creatively

21:00 Reconciling the hurts of the past with a happy heart - dealing with father wounds

26:30 Specific advice for single moms

Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of ten, grandmother of many, and wife to John. A USA-Today bestselling author, she has published 75 books. Learn more about her newest book, Heart Happy.

The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Dwell Bible App. Save 30% off Dwell for Life at DwellApp.io/HappyHome.

The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane

The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Dwell Bible App. Save 30% off Dwell for Life at DwellApp.io/HappyHome.

This 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.