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Best of Year One - Top Episodes, Top Parenting Concepts, Hosted by Rich & Val

Click Here to listen to Episode 58, BEST OF YEAR ONE - top episodes, top parenting principles, hosted by Rich and Val

It's time to CELEBRATE! This is the first of three episodes of celebration for our One Year Milestone with the Practically Speaking MOM Podcast, the podcast for an intentional mom to build a strong family.

Coming Soon:

10/26/2020 BLOOPERS - Behind the Mic with Abby & Emma - this one is hilarious!

11/02/2020 DEBUT of SEASON TWO!!! - Can't wait to share some NEW aspects of the show with all of you!

Click here to listen to Episode 58: Best of Year One

BLOG POST: Here's a bit of the dialog between Rich and Val from this episode. We share lots of clips from top episodes from the past year. Below you'll find the LINKS to the FULL-LENGTH version of all of the clips.

Rich: Happy first birthday to the Practically Speaking MOM: Intentional Mom, Strong Family Podcast! I am Rich Harrison, Val’s husband and today we’re celebrating this milestone by looking at the highlights of year one. I am really looking forward to next week’s BLOOPERS episode hosted by our youngest daughters Abby and Emma I’ve been collecting fun outtakes all year as I’ve edited and produced each episode. I handed all those bloopers over to Abby and Emma and we set them loose to make a comic relief episode.

Val, I want to begin today by telling you how proud I am of you for all that you pour into this ministry to encourage and equip moms week after week. What was it like, at the beginning. Were you nervous?


What was it like? Was I nervous? Do you remember as a kid, that first time you stood at the edge of a diving board – It felt like you were walking this skinny plank of danger? It felt way up high in the air and the plunge looked so scary. Not only that but you were out there on display for all to see – they’d see if you ran back off and didn’t dive, they’d see you belly flop when you meant to do some graceful smooth tight dive. Well, I walked the plank of the diving board last October. You know, God called me to podcast really about two years ago. I took several months saying, "I’m sure I must have heard Him wrong." Then I began developing a LAUNCH TEAM of women to pray for me and to give me feedback along the way. I had been in ministry for a couple of decades speaking in person and on CDs, writing books, seeking to bolster women in their worthy journey of motherhood. Then, last October I took the plunge into podcasting and this is what the first plunge sounded like...

LINK TO 4 MINUTE TRAILER released Oct 10, 2019 Meet the Practically Speaking MOM


Now, something unique about your podcast has been how much you’ve incorporated your family into the episodes. It really has allowed a well-balanced approach because, thanks to a large family, you are kind of living all stages of motherhood at the same time. Our listeners hear about the life of littles in EPISODES _4 Dealing with Lying in Your Child Part 1 and Toddler Manners

36 Kids' Emotions, Self-Sufficiency, & Talk with a Toddler Mom

37 Misbehavior Opportunity or Opposition. Plus Potty-Training

In this clip we hear Becca telling about confronting lying in her 3-year-old….. in EPISODE 4

Rich: Val also talks about littles in EPISODE 3, Loving your child well from Toddler to Teen and in EPISODE 19 When Littles are Loud: Maximizing the Moments without Drowning in Chaos (based on her book by the same title).

Another series for parenting in the younger, elementary and middle years was the series on TIME SAVING STRATEGIES in EPISODE _2

5 Getting Kids to Listen the First Time and Following Up After a Chore

and 10 Overwhelmed? Reduce Chaos One System at a Time_

In this next clip from that series, in episode _2__, you talk about teaching your kids responsibility through chores.

The listeners have met our oldest daughter Tori several times on the podcast when she has been on to talk about her ministry as a church youth director to tweens and teens. These two series have been our most popular, and they are episodes

6 Parenting Middles & Teens, Overcoming Self-Talk, & What Your Teens aren't Telling You

32 A Girls Self-Worth, Parenting Teens and Those Who Will Be