#326 How To Spot a Bad Friendship and What To Do About It

#326 How To Spot a Bad Friendship and What To Do About It

On today’s podcast Kathi sits down with friend and author Mary Demuth, to talk about her new book “The Seven Deadly Friendships.” Based on the seven deadly sins from Proverbs 6, Mary looks at 7 types of unhealthy friendships that can cause emotional clutter in our hearts.

In this info-filled interview, you will learn

• how relationship issues can be caused by fear

• why setting boundaries in friendships is absolutely essential

• when to walk away from toxic friendships that cannot be restored

Take the Quiz!

If you’d like to find out if you are in one of the seven toxic relationships, head over to 7deadlyfriendships.com to take the quiz.

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Enter to win a copy of Mary’s book and a $50 Starbucks Gift Card!

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Mary Demuth

Mary Demuth

Mary DeMuth is a writer and speaker who loves to help people live re-storied lives. Author of more than 30 books, including parenting books, Southern fiction, and a memoir entitled Thin Places, Mary speaks around the country and the world. She is the wife of Patrick and the mom of three adult children.

Learn more at www.marydemuth.com

#325 The Hardest Thing to Let Go Of: Give Them Wings, by Carol Kuykendall and Krista Gilbert

#325 The Hardest Thing to Let Go Of: Give Them Wings, by Carol Kuykendall and Krista Gilbert

On today’s show, Kathy sits down with Carol Kuykendall and Krista Gilbert to talk about their book, “Give Them Wings.” Carol and Krista share insights about how to clear the emotional clutter out of the letting go process.

Kathy, Carol and Krista also share an in-depth conversation about how to navigate parenting in the digital age and how to equip our children for success during the “letting go years.”

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Enter to win a copy of Carol and Krista’s book!

Two lucky winners will win a copy of Give Them Wings. 

Enter by answering in the comments, “what has been (or what do you anticipate will be) the hardest part of your kids moving on?”

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Carol Kuykendall

Carol Kuykendall

Carol Kuykendall has authored and coauthored nine books about families and mothering. She worked for 12 years at MOPS International, writing and speaking, and continues to write for Guideposts and Daily Guideposts. She lives in Boulder with her husband Lynn. Learn more www.carolkuykendall.com

Eps 324: When the Sticky and Sacred Collide with Jami Amerine

Eps 324: When the Sticky and Sacred Collide with Jami Amerine

Kathi sits down with Jami Amerine, author of “Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors,” to talk about one of her blog posts that went viral over night. Jami shares the positive and negative reactions to this “rant” as she calls it, when she realized she didn’t want her kids to go into the world not having compassion for others.

Jami says the idea popped into her head shortly after her last foster child was placed in her home. “God showed me it wasn’t all about me…in the midst of all of this…I was in an if-then relationship with Jesus. If I do this…then you’ll do this.”

Kathi and Jami share an in depth conversation about how the shift happened with Jami going from an if-then relationship with God to a relationship of knowing God loved her no matter what she was or wasn’t doing.

If you want to check out the blog post that launched it all, visit Jami’s site here.

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Enter to win a copy of Jami’s book! One lucky winner will win the grand prize- a Sacred Ground Stick Floors gift basket from Kathi. Go to this blog post to enter.

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Jami Amerine

Jami Amerine

Jami Amerine is the author of the popular blog Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors, where she posts about Jesus, parenting, marriage, and the general chaos of life. She holds a master’s degree in Education, Counseling, and Human Development. Jami and her husband, Justin, have six kids and are active in foster care.
#323 The Ministry of Too Much Stuff: How to Turn Your “Bonus” Items into Someone Else’s Blessing Part 2 with Tonya Kubo

#323 The Ministry of Too Much Stuff: How to Turn Your “Bonus” Items into Someone Else’s Blessing Part 2 with Tonya Kubo

Do you hold on to things hoping someone in your family will one day need them? It’s time to get over the hierarchy of giving mindset.

In this episode you will learn:

  • why it is not better to give something to a family member than a stranger
  • how a “permanent loan” might be a great way to temporarily get rid of some belongings
  • how you can minister to others by sharing your baby items

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Special thanks to Tonya for joining me again this week!

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.

#322 The Ministry of Too Much Stuff: How to Turn Your “Bonus” items into Someone else’s Blessing Part 1 with Tonya Kubo

#322 The Ministry of Too Much Stuff: How to Turn Your “Bonus” items into Someone else’s Blessing Part 1 with Tonya Kubo

Do you struggle with giving things away? Today Kathi is chatting with Tonya Kubo, the leader of our Clutter Free Academy Facebook group about why we struggle so much with giving away our things.

In this episode you will learn:

  • practical tips for letting go of stuff from Kathi and Tonya
  • how holding on to things until you find the “right” way to give it away is actually costing you
  • why we need to get rid of things through the path of least resistance

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Special thanks to Tonya for joining me this week! Tune in next week for Part 2 of this conversation.

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.

#321B How to Eat at Home Every Night: Save Time, Save Money, Save Your Sanity

#321B How to Eat at Home Every Night: Save Time, Save Money, Save Your Sanity

Are you tired of trying to figure out “what’s for dinner” every night? Today Kathi is chatting with Tiffany King, the creator of Eat at Home meal plans where she shares recipes and cooking tips to help busy moms get dinner on the table.

In this episode you will learn:

  • practical meal tips from Kathi and Tiffany
  • how preparing meals at home can save your family time and money
  • how spending a little bit of time planning can free you up for the rest of the week

From September 12-19th Clutter Free Podcast listeners will get 30% off meal plans at Eat at Home and listeners can get the first 5 recipes from Tiffany’s cookbook here.

Plus, every weekday morning at 9:30 AM Pacific from September 12-19th, Kathi will be cooking one of Eat at Home’s wonderful meals on Facebook Live. Come get ideas about what to cook at that night!

 

Check out day one!

 

Win a copy of Tiffany’s new cookbook!

Leave comment for your chance to win Eat at Home Tonight: 101 Simple Recipes for Busy Families

What is your favorite “I didn’t have time to cook, throw it together quick” recipe? 

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Meet Our Guest

Tiffany King

Tiffany King

Tiffany King has cooked over ten thousand meals for her husband and four kids. Her recipes have been developed in a real kitchen for her busy family and tested by millions of readers on her blog, Eat at Home. She also shares recipes and demonstrates cooking techniques on weekly live videos on her popular Facebook page. Over the years, she’s learned what works and what doesn’t for getting dinner on the table fast. When she’s not cooking, you can find her curled up with a library book.

Eat at Home’s mission is to encourage families to cook and eat at home together so they can leverage dinnertime to build a strong family.