Episode 302- Spring Fling Kickoff

Episode 302- Spring Fling Kickoff

Welcome to the 2nd annual Clutter Free Academy Spring Fling!

Join Kathi and Tonya Kubo as they share details about this year’s Spring Fling.  Your home will be 1,000 items lighter  when you join in on the challenge.  Listen in, find a buddy, sign up for the newsletter for updates each day, and join the Clutter Free Academy Facebook group, the kindest corner on the internet.  You will be thankful you did!

 

Links mentioned

Kathi Lipp’s Blog to sign up for the newsletter

Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group for encouragement

 

 

Meet Our Guest

Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo is the illustrious, fearless leader of Kathi Lipp’s Clutter-Free Academy Facebook group. She and her husband, Brian, are raising two spirited girls in the agricultural heart of California. She writes about fighting the demons of comparison, clutter and compulsion on www.tonyakubo.com.

Episode 301- From Hands-On Mom to Mom of Adults- Dealing with the Transition and Your Kids Stuff

Episode 301- From Hands-On Mom to Mom of Adults- Dealing with the Transition and Your Kids Stuff

Is your nest emptying?  Dealing with transition can be hard! It is both an exciting and difficult time as you process the loss you feel as your kids move out.  We need to remember that as The Lord lets us go through the hardship of our children leaving because He has dreams for our kids, He also has dreams for us.  We don’t need to apologize for pouring into our kids or needing to be poured into ourselves.  But as we are dealing with transiton, we need be mindful of what we are preparing for in the season ahead without trying to step out of the season we are in.

Join Kathi and Marci Seither as they talk about Marci’s book Empty Nest and discuss tips for dealing with transition, as well as handling the clutter those kids can leave behind. Plus, we will learn how to be kind to ourselves in dealing with the transition from being a hands on mom turned mom of adults.

Giveaway

Leave a comment about one thing you did, or anticipate doing, to ease yourself through the time of dealing with  transition when your child(ren) left home for the chance to win one of 3 books we’re giving away!

*US residents only

Bonus

Empty Nest Promo PDF

 

 

 

Meet Our Guest

Marci Seither

Marci Seither

Marci Seither’s writing career began after her humor article was published in the small-town newspaper. Since then she has authored two books and hundreds of articles for local papers as well as contributing to national publications such as Guideposts, Light & Life, and Focus On The Family.

Episode 300- When You Never, Ever Feel Like Enough

Episode 300- When You Never, Ever Feel Like Enough

We all are prey to the way the enemy tries to take our mistakes and twist and turn those failures into making us believe that that is who we are.  But failure isn’t final and it isn’t fatal.  If you never, ever feel like enough, this is the podcast for you!

When we replace those lies with God’s truth, we start to change our thinking, our hearts and our behavior.

Join Kathi and Sharon Jaynes as they discuss Sharon’s new book, Enough, Silencing the Lies that Steal Your Confidence, and how clutter is all about a discontent heart.  They talk about that if we don’t deal with the heart issues of why we don’t believe we are enough we will just replace our clutter with more clutter, addiction or other things, and how knowing the 2 universal lies will help us see the areas we need to speak God’s truth into the lies we’ve believed.

 

 

Giveaway

Leave a comment about one of the lies you’ve believed for the chance to win one of 3 books we’re giving away!

when you never ever feel like enough

*US residents only

Bonus

Truth Cards

Meet Our Guest

Sharon Jaymes

Sharon Jaymes

Sharon Jaynes is a conference speaker, devotion writer for Girlfriends in God and Proverbs 31 Ministries, and author of 22 books. Her latest book, Enough: Silencing the Lies That Steal Your Confidence will help you accept God’s grace and move past failures and pre-load your heart with truth to fight your deepest insecurities.

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Episode #299 Hand Me Down Clutter

Episode #299 Hand Me Down Clutter

You’ve been given a gift, a hand-me-down that you’re hanging on to for dear life but it is has outlived it’s uselfulness. Or maybe it was never all that useful but out of guilt you’re holding onto it. When you get hand me down clutter, your parent’s stuff can weigh down your life.

Join Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory as they give you Three Easy-Peasy Steps to deal with clutter that has been handed down to you.

  1. Just get started
  2. Know the truth about the stuff
  3. Give yourself a firm deadline

It’s easier than you think and more freeing than you could ever imagine.

Meet Our Guest

Cheri Gregory

Cheri Gregory

Cheri Gregory is a teacher, speaker, author, and Certified Personality Trainer. Her passion is helping women break free from destructive expectations. She writes and speaks from the conviction that “how to” works best in partnership with “heart, too.”
Cheri is the co-author, with Kathi Lipp, of The Cure for the “Perfect” Life and Overwhelmed.
Cheri has been “wife of my youth” to Daniel, her opposite personality, for twenty-eight years and is “Mom” to Annemarie (25) and Jonathon (23), also opposite personalities.
Cheri blogs about perfectionism, people-pleasing, highly sensitive people, and hope at www.cherigregory.com.

Episode #298 When Faith and Parenting are Hard at the Same Time

Episode #298 When Faith and Parenting are Hard at the Same Time

When a member of your family is disgnosed with special needs, it can be a shock.  It is not what you expected for your life, and you can feel cheated of the life you imagined.

Diane Dokko Kim knows this feeling all too well.  Shortly after her family committed to full time ministry, they recieved a crushing diagnosis for one of their children.  Diane stuffed her feelings for years, but has now seen that although God has not chosen to heal her son, He has chosen to heal her.

Join us as Kathi and Diane chat about how friends can come alongside special needs families in very practical ways like being honest in your struggle to have the desire to help, but not knowing how.  They discuss how friends can ask for grace and to be taught how to help and serve, and how the church can also follow the biblical mandate to serve special needs families as well.

Resources Mentioned

Unbroken Faith

Help Wish List

Giveaway


For your chance to win one of 3 copies of Unbroken Faith, tell us how has someone shown up for you as a special needs familyr or  something you have done to support a special needs family.

 

*Available to US residents only

 

Meet Our Guest

Diane Dokko Kim

Diane Dokko Kim

Diane has served over 25 years in bi-vocational church ministry. In 2004, her first son was diagnosed with autism at age two and ADHD, which triggered profound personal, professional and spiritual crises.

In 2008, she began serving the disabled community as a special needs ministry consultant, equipping churches to become fully-inclusive faith communities, leading parent support groups, and speaking at churches and conferences. She is honored to partner with the ministries of Joni and Friends as a national speaker and ministry ambassador.

In 2012, Diane launched an online ministry, with a passion is to comfort others with the comfort she received from Christ (2 Corinthians 1:4). Her writing has been featured in Orange’s Parent Cue, Parenting Magazine, Dandelion
Magazine
, and SpecialNeedsParenting.net. She strives to empower weary parents to experience the timeless relevance of God’s Word applied to the gritty realities of special needs family life, and to view their journey as a unique opportunity for spiritual growth and discipleship.

Whether by diagnosis, a death—or the death of a dream— everyone gets “crippled” by something. No one escapes the jagged edges of a broken planet, unscathed. All believers struggle to reconcile faith with disappointment. Sin and brokenness may steal, kill, and destroy indiscriminately. But Jesus is an equal opportunity Healer and Redeemer.

Diane and her husband, Eddie, live in the heart of Silicon Valley with their two young sons.

Episode #297 When You Feel Like You’re a Failing Mom-The Mom Project

Episode #297 When You Feel Like You’re a Failing Mom-The Mom Project

We are broken people, parenting broken people.

Our parenting needs to be infused with grace, not just for our kids, but for ourselves as parents too. Join Kathi, Cheri Gregory and Eric MacPherson as they chat about focusing on what is going well in your parenting, how you can’t be all things to your kids, and how you can never go wrong with focusing on your relationships with your kids instead of your regrets and failures.

Just listening to this podcast shows you’re a much better mom than you think you are!

Resources Mentioned

Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Put the Disciple in Discipline

 

Giveaway

For your chance to win one of three copies of Kathi’s upcoming book, The Mom Project, tell us your biggest mom challenge in the comments below.

 

 

 

*Available to US only

 

Meet Our Guests

Cheri Gregory

Cheri Gregory

Cheri Gregory is a teacher, speaker, author, and Certified Personality Trainer. Her passion is helping women break free from destructive expectations. She writes and speaks from the conviction that “how to” works best in partnership with “heart, too.”

Cheri is the co-author, with Kathi Lipp, of The Cure for the “Perfect” Life and Overwhelmed. Cheri blogs about perfectionism, people-pleasing, highly sensitive people, and hope at www.cherigregory.com.

Erin MacPherson

Erin MacPherson

Erin MacPherson lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Cameron, her sons Joey and Will and her daughter Kate. She is the author of “The Christian Mama’s Guide Series“, a staff writer for Dun & Bradstreet and a freelancer for publications like Thriving Family Magazine, MOPS MomSense, FamilyLife Magazine, Daily Guideposts and BEMag. She blogs about her life, her kids and her faith at ChristianMamasGuide.com.