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May We Always Remember to #Savethekids with Collin Kartchner

Today, I’m republishing an episode with my dear friend, youth advocate, internet crusader and incredible human, Collin Kartchner, which was originally recorded in April of 2018. I’m putting this back out in the world with a little bit of commentary and whole lot of love.

Collin’s message and mission touched hundreds of thousands around the world as he taught parents to connect with their kids in this digital age, fought against the dangers of social media and spread the joy of 8 second hugs. I will never know the reason he was taken so soon, but I will continue to be inspired by his passion and support his mission in every way I can.

He wanted parents to wake up to the dangers that surround our kids and families. No one will ever fill his red Nike shoes, but I have listed below some accounts and organizations who are also spreading messages of hope and healing. I’ve also linked to Collin’s 2018 Tedx talk and his podcast. Please get educated and inspired and let your voice be heard. This is a fight worth fighting! #savethekids #savetheparents #forcollin.

Collin’s Tedx Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/collin_kartchner_can_flip_phones_end_our_social_media_addiction

Collin’s Instagram Account: https://instagram.com/collinkartchner

Collin’s Podcast: https://www.collinkartchner.com/podcast

Other helpful resources:

Instagram Accounts to Follow: https://instagram.com/dearlizzy, https://instagram.com/betterscreentime, https://instagram.com/healthyscreenhabits, https://instagram.com/dogood.bekind, https://instagram.com/protectyoungminds, https://instagram.com/protectyoungeyes, https://instagram.com/familytechuniversity, https://instagram.com/fightthenewdrug and https://instagram.com/gabbwireless.

If you would like more information about additional accounts and organizations, contact the Safeguard Alliance and follow hashtags #savethekids and #savetheparents.

How to Crisis-Proof Your Finances with Phil McGilvray

Today we are chatting with Phil McGilvray, also known as Mr. Money. I can’t think of a better time for this episode as Phil teaches us how to work together as a couple crises-proof our finances.

Phil has worked with families budgeting, planning and reducing debt for over 25 years, so he really knows what he’s talking about when it comes to creating a shared vision, budgeting and eliminating debt to crisis-proof your finances.

Phil shared his 10 step process in my FREE Facebook group and you can access that awesome presentation in the units section here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/otbsofmarriage.

You can also find Phil on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/phil.mcgilvray.9/ and his FREE Financially Fit Entrepreneurs Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/financiallyfitentrepreneur/.

I suggest you follow him in all the places and check out everything he as to offer, including his free Financially Fit Ebook.

Modern Manners for Moms and Dads with Evie and Sarah

My guests today, Sarah Davis Ed.D., and Evie Granville M.Ed. are etiquette experts on a mission to acknowledge all the external factors that affect our parenting and provide the knowledge and skills to navigate them with confidence, clarity and character.

With their combined expertise in early childhood development, education, communication and etiquette, Evie and Sarah teach research-based strategies that give parents and children a powerful social advantage linked to relationship-building, academic success and resiliency. Their advice stems from their professional experience in the classroom, their research as well as their hands-on training as mothers.

Their first book, Modern Manners for Moms and Dads: Practical Parenting Solutions officially releases October 27th, but you can preorder your copy on Amazon here:  https://amzn.to/3iOBZsT.

You can also find more information about Evie and Sarah and what they teach on their website at: https://www.evieandsarah.com/ or find them on Instagram @evieandsarah.

Stay tuned. I have a giant announcement. Something really BIG is coming! Mark you calendars for November 2nd. I cannot wait to tell you more!

Greatest Day Mindset with Craig Smith

Happy Labor Day! Today’s episode is an interview with Greatest Day Mindset podcast host and licensed therapist, Craig Smith. He is actually interviewing me on all things sex and intimacy.

We talk about the importance of date night and flirting with your spouse as well as my book recommendations and how my husband and I deal with differences. This conversation is honest and candid and so much fun!

You can find Craig on Instagram @greatestdaymindset or his podcast on your favorite podcast listening app.

In today’s episode, we talked about my free downloads, which you can find here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/text-messages or here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/51waysinitiate

You can register for the next Seduce Your Spouse Challenge which starts on September 21st here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/syschallenge

Love Conquers All with Katelyn and Kelvin Belser

Today we continuing our conversation with interracial couple Katelyn and Kelvin Belser. They met each other at church 14 years ago. But when they developed feelings for each other, and Katelyn’s family found out, they were forced to break up. They had to end their relationship and had zero contact for over a year.

However, when their paths crossed again, they could not ignore the spark they felt for each other. They believe, that when you truly love someone, you have to fight for that love. These two have an inspiring mindset about their journey and the struggles they have had to overcome. Coming from different cultural backgrounds, having different role models of healthy marriages, losing a parent to cancer and dealing with the lack of support from her family – has not torn them apart, but instead made them stronger together.

You do not want to miss this episode as these two might be young, but they are wise beyond their years. Their faith is strong, and their love for each other is even stronger.