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Answering all of your burning questions

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Since we all have been home pretty much 24/7 recently self-isolating, we thought it would be fun to do a laid-back family episode for the podcast week. I asked on Instagram what questions you’d love for us to discuss as a family, and you all submitted such great ideas.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Our individual pet peeves (and Jesse schools us on the origin of “pet peeve”)
  • How the kids feel about fostering
  • One tradition the kids loved from when they were younger (their answer totally surprised me!)
  • A few favorite family activities while social distancing + favorite board games & a snack we all love
  • Whether the kids think they’d like to be homeschooled again
  • Some of the kids’ favorite books
  • Sibling rivalry —  what our kids argue over the most & how they resolve conflict
  • Our thoughts and feelings as we look forward to having two newborns soon
  • Where we’d like to travel to once it’s safe to travel again — my answer got a little deep and serious (I hadn’t prepped what I was going to say, so it kind of surprised me!)

Pull up a chair and enjoy a sitting in and listening on a very typical dinnertime conversation at our house (well, except I don’t usually come with a long list of questions!)


In This Episode: 

[01:24] We share our individual pet peeves. 

[04:43] How do the kids feel about fostering? 

[06:00] What traditions do the kids remember from when they were little? 

[10:45] Would the kids ever want to be homeschooled again?

[13:47] The kids share the books that they love.

[15:30] Sibling rivalry and how they work through disagreements.

[19:06] Our thoughts and feelings on having two newborns at our house soon.

[25:38] Where do we want to go once it’s safe to travel again? 

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8 Comments

  • Diane says:

    I guessed correctly where you would say for travel. It’s what I would say now, too. Take care.

    • I hadn’t thought about the question ahead of time, but I quickly realized after I asked it to my family, that there’s only one place I’d like to travel right now.

      • Frances Belanger says:

        Do you have a list of books the kids like? Boy/girl books?
        Any pointers on teaching my kids about the Bible, Sunday school stuff now that church is closed?
        I love hearing about your family! Congrats with the two babies😘

        • I’d recommend seeing what resources your local church is offering — I know ours is providing lots of great resources for parents of young kids!

          As far as books, the kids share some of their faves on this podcast!

  • Maureen says:

    What an uplifting podcast. Bought tears to my eyes. So hard to make all these readjustments.

  • Caarin Kogut says:

    Hearing all you guys just so made me laugh and smiled which was such a nice blessing right now.
    Possible advice – When our twins were born we had a 4 yr old a 2 yr old (so 4 boys 4 and under). Our twins were in the NICU for just a short time and so we had them both on that 4 hr schedule. I know you are currently on the 3 hr one. I would recommend putting the second baby, when it is born, on the same schedule so u can do both at once and then, diaper changes are similar, burping etc. Gives a nice rythm and also you all know what to expect. Have fun 😁

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