For the two or three of you who asked if we would do this. . .
Bruce has taken over the podcast, renamed it “The GodCenteredDad Podcast” and put me on the hot seat. Asking questions you posted on Instagram and Facebook, such as:
- How did you get started with GodCenteredMom? What are your top 3 dreams or aspirations?-@lepsalm139
- How do you find time to focus on your kiddos, your marriage and yourself without going insane? -@meganaboyer
- Will you ever write a book? -@jennawalczak
- You mention your background in speech pathology. Can you talk about your decision to stay home? -@memswim
- When (and how often) do you shower and get ready? -@jenniferhughes627
- From another mom of 4 boys. . .Do you ever feel alone in your own home? -@karahhare
I also share some turning point stories. Yes, I cry. But it’s the overwhelming joy kinda tears. Beyond listening to my story, I hope you are encouraged to grow in your intimacy with Jesus. Which will reap benefits for generations to come.
Okay, okay. . .without further ado (cuz I gotta order some Christmas cards, stat) . . .
What we chat about:
- How Bruce and I met
- My journey into Speech-Language Pathology
- The transition into motherhood and how I worked part-time
- How the blog and podcast got started
- “What do people come to you for?” (your passion and giftedness lies nearby)
- An example of child-centered mothering
- What I hope women get out of God-centered mom episodes
- Weepy thoughts on the privilege of being an all-boy mom
- Some of my favorite interviews
- Power of mothering in the little years
- Lightening round questions: balance vs. well-lopsidedness, setting boundaries, how/when do I shower, testimony
- Hellomornings sign up to get the Maximize Your Mornings workbook
- Inspired to Action with Kat Lee
- Celebrate Recovery
- Bianca Oltoff
- Katie Orr
- “For the Mom with Lots of Little Ones” with Heather & Hanni Go
How to listen to the podcast:
1.Listen on the blog. Click through to GodCenteredMom.com and click the play button at the beginning of this post.
2. Listen on your smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch – There are a lot of great podcasting apps. Apple has a free one (that I mentioned) in the app store, there is also one called Downcast. It allows you to search for shows, subscribe to them and even speed up the audio. If you don’t have an iDevice, you can listen via Stitcher.
3. Subscribe to the Podcast – access the podcast in iTunes (Click here to access via iTunes). You can also search for it on your smartphone app (like the ones listed above) and subscribe.
Can I say thank you? I’m a mom of three boys and most of the time I am thrilled about that. They are the best. But I have moments every once in a while where I break down in tears because I see my friend doing girl things with her daughter, or for goodness sake I walk by the bows at Target. Boys weekend to the football game and girls to the spa? I’ll go by myself. But you reminded me today that there is great purpose in what God has given and entrusted to me. It’s really not about me, although sometimes I guess I like to think it is. THANK YOU for this reminder today. You blessed me.
Ohmygosh. At the 30 minute mark, I started bawling! I’m minding my own business, listening and enjoying and laughing and then boom! You share what your dad said about having a fourth boy. As a BoyMom myself (three), I often am like Megan above said, alone and thinking about me, me, me. I don’t get to go wedding dress shopping (unless my DILs love me which I hope they all will), I don’t get to buy cute outfits, etc. And to think that God put me in charge of raising some God-fearing men!? I’m crying again at the awesomeness of that charge. Not awesome like cool, dude, but like awe-inspiring, amazing God-awesomeness. It’s so big and wondrous, I feel like I need to step up my game! I often say that I’m glad we have three boys because “I get to spend the rest of my life surrounded by good looking men” but now I’m going to have to change that a little. Also, I have prayed for my DIL, but never that they would like each other and I LOVE that. Thanks for the suggestion and for speaking to this Momma’s Heart today. ps. Gonna start claiming the “matriarch” title now. Might as well just own it.
I just started listening to the episode and had to let you know: I’m from Indiana, and my husband and I met at Taylor when I was a freshman and he was a senior!
Thank you Heather. For this and for all the other podcasts. It was great to get a glimpse into your heart, marriage and family. Yes, the 30 minute mark. I never once thought of being a “boy momma” that way. I have two boys and two girls. I haven’t realized the significance of raising Godly leaders of families. And though I had prayed for my future son in law many times (Our 9 year old has had it in her head for several years now that she and her husband are living inside Disney World- my son in law is going to be a very special man- that I know- ha!), I don’t think I have prayed for my future daughters in law, and to pray that they all get along and love each other- such insight. Also with 3 three and under, I hadn’t put enough stock into what they can absorb and understand about the bible. You pointed out about Moses and Samuel. If my boys can know all the names and skills of the Transformers Rescue Bots then they certainly can learn about the heroes of the bible (and thanks for introducing us to Jelly Telly, as well.) I love your honesty, transparency, and your grace filled desire to bring mom’s closer to God’s heart. Thank you for giving me a way to grow in wisdom and be encouraged as I go about my day driving my minivan and doing dishes listening to your podcast.