A Recipe for the Perfect Summer
Our Nuclear Family - Parenting Ideas for an Explosive World
by Matthew and Kathryn Ditson
7M ago
Do you feel the pressure of trying to squeeze every ounce of good energy out of summer or give your kids the perfect, memorable vacation this year? After all, we only get about 18 summers with our kids, right? We have to make it count! If you are wondering how to have a perfect summer, listen to this episode; you won't regret it! Follow us on Instagram @our.nuclear.family or online at Our Nuclear Family | Parenting Podcast (mkditson.wixsite.com) We are so grateful for our financial supporters! To donate, please click here: OurNuclearFam is a parenting encouragement podcast (buymeac ..read more
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Finding Balance as Parents
Our Nuclear Family - Parenting Ideas for an Explosive World
by Matthew and Kathryn Ditson
7M ago
We are often looking for balance in life: a balanced diet, work-life balance, etc. so it would follow that we would seek balance in our parenting. But is that really what we want? Or is there something better? That's what this discussion is about. If you have questions or would like to send us a message, you can find us on Instagram @Our.Nuclear.Family or online at Our Nuclear Family | Parenting Podcast (mkditson.wixsite.com) We are so grateful for those who support us financially! If you are able to send a couple dollars our way, you can do so here: OurNuclearFam is a parenting en ..read more
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RE-RELEASE: Teaching Our Kids About Money
Our Nuclear Family - Parenting Ideas for an Explosive World
by Matthew and Kathryn
7M ago
Some of our most frequently asked questions are about our kids and their allowance so we are re-releasing our season 1 episode talking about how we help our kids understand the value of things and the ideas of spending, saving, and giving. If you would like to donate to our cause, please click here: OurNuclearFam is a parenting encouragement podcast (buymeacoffee.com) To get in touch with us, you can find us on Instagram @our.nuclear.family or visit our website, Our Nuclear Family | Parenting Podcast (mkditson.wixsite.com ..read more
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Are We Giving Our Kids Enough Attention?
Our Nuclear Family - Parenting Ideas for an Explosive World
by Matthew and Kathryn Ditson
7M ago
Kids come out of the womb demanding our attention, and their need for it seems to never stop. On this episode, Matthew and Kathryn discuss the very real struggle of trying to determine the right amount and -- even more importantly -- the right kind of attention our kids need to thrive. Support us with a small financial donation by clicking here: OurNuclearFam is a parenting encouragement podcast (buymeacoffee.com) If you'd like to message us, you can find us on Instagram @our.nuclear.family or visit our website: Our Nuclear Family | Parenting Podcast (mkditson.wixsite.com ..read more
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Supporting Siblings
Our Nuclear Family - Parenting Ideas for an Explosive World
by Matthew and Kathryn Ditson
7M ago
A sibling relationship is one of the most enduring relationships in our lives and hopefully one of the most rewarding, too. In this episode, we discuss what supporting siblings has looked like in our house in the past and what it could look like as our kids get older. The Andy Stanley podcast episode we mentioned can be found here:Andy Stanley | January 2023: Creating Vision for Parenting with Sandra Stanley - Andy Stanley You can support us with a small financial gift by clicking here: OurNuclearFam is a parenting encouragement podcast (buymeacoffee.com) If you have questions or comments f ..read more
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BONUS EPISODE: Modeling Self-Care
Our Nuclear Family - Parenting Ideas for an Explosive World
by Matthew and Kathryn Ditson
7M ago
As soon as we hit stop on our last episode, we had more thoughts to get out. From bedtime routines to exercising and more, we discuss the importance of self-care in our lives, and especially the importance of modeling it for our kids. As always, if you have questions or comments, you can find us on Instagram @our.nuclear.family or visit us on our website: Our Nuclear Family | Parenting Podcast (mkditson.wixsite.com) If you would like to help us financially, you can buy us our next cup of coffee by clicking here OurNuclearFam is a parenting encouragement podcast (buymeacoffee.com ..read more
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Diving in to 2023!
Our Nuclear Family - Parenting Ideas for an Explosive World
by Matthew and Kathryn Ditson
7M ago
While the traditional time for New Year's Resolutions may have come and gone, there is always time to set our intention, especially as it comes to parenting. Instead of resolutions, we find it helpful to focus on a single word or phrase to guide us. In this episode, we share our "word" for 2023, talk about what it means to us, and hopefully provide listeners with an idea or two to focus on in 2023. If you would like to partner with us in producing more encouraging parenting episodes, please visit our Buy Me A Coffee page and send us a one-time or recurring donation. Click here: OurNuclea ..read more
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My Kids Will Never...The Christmas Edition
Our Nuclear Family - Parenting Ideas for an Explosive World
by Matthew and Kathryn Ditson
7M ago
There are many times we have seen other peoples' kids act a certain way and think, "My kids will NEVER do that." There are just as many times we have looked at other parents acting a certain way and think, "I will NEVER do that." And of course, there are many MANY times we find our kids or ourselves acting in a way we never thought possible. The chances for these opportunities ratchet up during the Christmas season when there is so much newness going on around us. All that and more in this episode! To send us a gift, check out our Buy Me A Coffee page here: OurNuclearFam is a parenting encour ..read more
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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Our Nuclear Family - Parenting Ideas for an Explosive World
by Matthew and Kathryn Ditson
7M ago
The Christmas Season is upon us once again, and if you are like us, there is so much fun to be had that it can feel overwhelming and even suck some of the joy out of the most wonderful time of the year. To avoid that, we are being intentional about discussing our priorities for the season, filling out our must-do list, and checking it twice. The planner Kathryn references from The Minimal Mom is found here: Pre-Christmas Worksheet to reduce Stress & Anxiety (ithinkwecouldbefriends.com) along with lots of other great Christmas ideas! If you feel inclined to give to us this Christmas seaso ..read more
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Encouragement to Stay the Course
Our Nuclear Family - Parenting Ideas for an Explosive World
by Matthew and Kathryn Ditson
7M ago
Parenting is HARD. There are so many difficult challenges that come again and again, and it is exhausting to have to say the same things or do the same things over and over. BUT, we have good news: the hard work does pay off. One day, we will be able to look back and see how far we have come and that our kids are becoming the wonderful kids we'd hoped they would. If you'd like to partner with us financially so we can continue to put out content like this, please visit our Buy Me A Coffee page here: OurNuclearFam is a parenting encouragement podcast (buymeacoffee.com) If you'd like to ge ..read more
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