Episode 73: Meal Planning Q+A

In this week’s listener Q+A, we tackle how we both handle meal planning. (Just for context, Lisa has a family of 6, Phylicia has a family of almost 4.) Our meal planning strategies have changed some over the years but it still saves the evening witching hour.

Here are some ideas for menu planning:

-make a list of easy to cook, easy to modify meals and cycle through those
-repeat the same breakfast and lunches
-keep a pinterest board of new recipes and try one a week
-start food prep earlier in the day
-pick a time to prep food for the week
-pack your lunches if you’re regularly gone at mealtime

There’s not one right way to meal plan. Just find something that works!

Episode 72: How Do We Deal with Surprises

This week you get your first “How Do We” episode! We both take a turn discussing how we handle surprises in life. Not fun surprises like birthday parties but surprises that are more like interruptions or unwelcome circumstances.

Lisa’s advice:

-Remember God is sovereign
-Share with trusted friends
-Make a game plan

Phylicia’s take:

-Look to Jesus as model
-Remember reactions affect others
-Pray and apply Scriptures

Episode 70: Living Outside Your Comfort Zone

We’re back!! While breaking for a few months (when I had Luke and we both dealt with some personal issues), Phylicia and I have changed the format of the podcast to allow us to produce more content with less recording time. This week, however, you get a normal podcast episode. Thank you for listening!

This week we are tackling the topic of comfort zones: why people like them and why we should embrace opportunities to step outside them.

  1. Discomfort is the only way to grow.
  2. See discomfort as a challenge instead of a hindrance.
  3. Discomfort shows God’s grace and strength to others.
  4. Discomfort shows us our need for God.

Episode 69: Where Conservatives Go Wrong

This week Phylicia and I are tackling an issue that plagues conservative circles: basing worldviews on a reaction to the world instead of on what the Bible says.

We provide a few examples of this, such as holding motherhood as the highest calling of women, viewing women as objects of sexual temptation instead of humans made in the image of God, and  advancing courtship as the answer to hookup culture.

But not to worry, we also discuss the answer. We don’t have a five-step program that fixes all the problem but we do remind you that your personal theology matters. Get in the Word, know what it says, and build your worldview on that.

Episode 68: How to Build a Life You Love as a SAHM

We’re baaaaack! After a slightly unexpected break (we really did intend to record a few episodes while Phylicia was visiting but we talked too much and did Facebook lives), we are back with a new episode! We intentionally titled this episode “how to build a life” because a life you love doesn’t magically appear. You don’t luck into it and no one else does either. Here are a few ideas to make this happen.

  1. Be a tourist in your hometown.
  2. Structure your days with a weekly view in mind.
  3. Get outside!
  4. Nurture creativity and personal projects