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Simply Joyful Podcast with Kristi Clover | Encouragement for your Faith and Family

The podcast that encourages and inspires you to find simple ways to bring more joy into your day. Whether you are looking for a little encouragement in your faith, family, home, homeschooling (if you do) -- or just life -- then this is the podcast for you! Let's get real and talk about the challenges that we face as women in our day-to-day lives. My guests and I will discuss practical tips and "hacks" about how to find harmony in relationships, order in your home, and how to add a little good ol' fun to your week. My prayer is that this podcast will bless you and add a smile to your face (even if it causes a few new wrinkles) -- and to hopefully help you "Live Simply" and "Be Joyful.”
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Jun 26, 2017

Episode #017 with Heather Haupt

A Return to Chivalry: Making Character Training Fun

 

* Head to KristiClover.com/017 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

 

“Chivalry is dead.” That's a phrase I hear from time to time. The thing is that chivalry doesn't have to be dead. It needs to be trained. It does feel like many kids these days don't seem to have an understanding of basic manners. My mom actually used to teach customer service to corporate employees. So, I grew up with a very strong sense of the importance of good etiquette.

Every woman appreciates having a door held open for her or having a gentleman offer her his seat in a crowded waiting area. Good manners and etiquette seem to be missing from many in younger generation, but if we are intentional about how we are raising our kids we can bring it back.

Long live chivalry!

 

In her book, Knights in Training: Ten Principles for Raising Honorable, Courageous, and Compassionate Boys, Heather Haupt lays out a fun and practical plan for how to teach our boys to valuable lessons in character, etiquette, and manners. I love finding books like this. It's filled with great parenting tips about how to combat entitlement and the messages our boys are getting from society about their worth. I know you are going to appreciate this episode.

 

ON A “SIMPLY JOYFUL” NOTE

Heather says she likes to streamline everything and plan in batches. For example, she has only one day that she does laundry because she can’t handle thinking about it any other day of the week. She can’t be bogged down with the details because otherwise, it will take the joy out of life for her. I also share a bit about how I have been meal planning for 13 people in my home!

 

 

…Help Support the Simply Joyful Podcast!

Anytime you purchase things from my site and my store, it blesses the podcast. The Simply Joyful Podcast is put together not only by me, but my team of amazing and talented assistants! As I prayed about starting this podcast I knew I'd need help to maintain it in order to keep balance in my family life. So after episode #12, I hired three people to help me put all the elements together for this podcast. It's been a tremendous blessing.

When you get your Simply Joyful Podcast mug, be sure to take a picture of it and use #SimplyJoyfulPodcast or #SimplyJoyfulMug. I'd love to see them!

 

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IN THIS EPISODE

In this episode, Heather and I talk about her new book Knights in Training. We cover all kinds of ground in the realm of parenting. You are going to love the creativity that Heather uses with her kids. Yes, we are going to be talking a lot of parenting boys. However, all parents will find things to glean in this episode. You are going to LOVE this episode! 

 

(Check out the SHOW NOTES to see all the great highlights, quotes, and links!)

 

BOOKS MENTIONED

You might also like…

 

 

LET'S GET THE WORD OUT!

My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy.

 

Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast!

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode.

 

Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

 

LET'S CONNECT!

 

CONNECT WITH HEATHER HAUPT

Heather Haupt is the mother of three knights-in-training and a spunky little princess. She wants to be intentional during these years of parenting and raise children who will make a difference in this world. Heather is an educator, writer, and popular speaker. Recognizing the brevity of childhood and the power of a parent’s influence, she encourages and equips parents towards intentional parenting, pursuing God, and delighting in the adventure of learning. She is the author of Knights-in-Training: Ten Principles for Raising Honorable, Courageous, and Compassionate Boys as well as The Ultimate Guide to Brain Breaks. She writes at www.heatherhaupt.com. 

 

You can check out Heather's books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit her site as well at www.heatherhaupt.com.

 

 

**This post may contains a few affiliate links, both Amazon & others. Please see my disclosure page if you have any questions

Jun 19, 2017

How to Deal with Mommy Fear: Episode #016 with Lisa Whittle

 

* Head to KristiClover.com/016 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

Mommy fear is a real thing. I have struggled for years with fear and anxiety. I've learned how to combat it with God's Word and lots of prayer. In fact the timing of this podcast interview with Lisa was so amazing, since I had just written a guest post about mommy fear for The Better Mom. I had Lisa's book sitting on my desk waiting it's turn to be read for the podcast interview…and I had no idea it was about putting “your warrior boots on” to fight fear. See, amazing.

 

So, I just know this episode is for you if you have ever struggled with fear, anxiety, or worry. I hope you are so encouraged…and I hope you will learn to put your warrior boots on, too.

 

THE SIMPLY JOYFUL PODCAST GIVEAWAY!

Don't Miss This!

June 12th - 20th

Yay! It's officially here! To celebrate the start of "Season Two" of the podcast, we are having an AWESOME giveaway! ALL of my guests from "Season One" have contributed either a book or a course to the giveaway. I'm so excited! Be sure to check out all the various ways you can sign up to win. I'm even giving away my super adorable Simply Joyful Podcast Mugs! So, check out all the details HERE

 

**Click HERE to enter today!!**

 

 

HELP SUPPORT THE SIMPLY JOYFUL PODCAST!

Anytime you purchase things from my site and my store, it blesses the podcast. The Simply Joyful Podcast is put together not only by me, but my team of amazing and talented assistants! As I prayed about starting this podcast I knew I'd need help to maintain it in order to keep balance in my family life. So after episode #12, I hired three people to help me put all the elements together for this podcast. It's been a tremendous blessing.

 

When you get your Simply Joyful Podcast mug, be sure to take a picture of it and use #SimplyJoyfulPodcast or #SimplyJoyfulMug. I'd love to see them!

 

Check out these companies (through my affiliate links):

Covenant Eyes

Audible

Amazon

 

IN THIS EPISODE:

In this episode Lisa Whittle and I address “mommy fear.” Your know, that constant state of anxiety moms have when it comes to protecting our children. We share stories of spiritual warfare that have happened in our lives and other people's lives. We also talk about Lisa’s book, Put Your Warrior Boots On: Walking Jesus Strong, Once and For All, which is largely about the fear women wrestle with and the tools and techniques to combat these thoughts and fears.  I just know you will be so encouraged by this episode!

 

(Check out the SHOW NOTES to see all the great highlights, quotes, and links!)

 

BOOKS MENTIONED:

 

 

HELP GET THE WORD OUT!

My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy.

 

Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast!

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode.

Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

 

LET'S CONNECT:

 

CONNECT WITH LISA WHITTLE:

Lisa Whittle is a leader, author and speaker with a heart and passion to communicate one thing: Jesus is everything. She is the author of six books, including her latest Put Your Warrior Boots On, and a sought out Bible teacher for her wit and bold, bottom line approach.  She is a wife and mother of three who currently resides in North Carolina.

 

You can check out Lisa Whittle's books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit her site as well at www.LisaWhittle.com.

 

**This post may contains a few affiliate links, both Amazon & others. Please see my disclosure page if you have any questions

Jun 12, 2017

Welcome to the Simply Joyful Podcast
Episode #015 with Dr. Meg Meeker

Helping Your Husband Be a Hero in the Home

 

* Head to KristiClover.com/015 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

WELCOME BACK!

We are officially kicking off Season Two of the podcast with a whopper of a show for you! –& A BIG GIVEAWAY! We have Dr. Meg Meeker, this country's leading authority on parenting, teens, and children's health, on today for a Father's Day special. Meg is a writer, speaker, and a mom of four. She is also a pediatrician who does counseling with her own patients and shares a medical practice with her husband, who is also a physician. I can't wait for you to listen in and be encouraged!

 

THE SIMPLY JOYFUL PODCAST GIVEAWAY!
Don't Miss This!

June 12th - 20th

Yay! It's officially here! To celebrate the start of "Season Two" of the podcast, we are having an AWESOME giveaway! ALL of my guests from "Season One" have contributed either a book or a course to the giveaway. I'm so excited! Be sure to check out all the various ways you can sign up to win. I'm even giving away my super adorable Simply Joyful Podcast Mugs! So, check out all the details HERE

 

**Click HERE to enter today!!**

 

 

ALSO MENTIONED ON THE SHOW...

Covenant Eyes

We discussed the destructive effect that porn has on families -- men, women, and children. My family is getting ready to install Covenant Eyes on all the devices in our home. Internet safety is extremely important to me. I hope you'll check out their program. The have both filtering and accountability functions. Find out more HERE.

 

 

IN THIS EPISODE...

In this episode, Meg shares about how she first started her writing career —and the fact that she was Dr. James Dobson's co-host for 4 years. Then we jump right into discussing the widespread problem that society is faced with the lack of good fathers and the importance for a child to have a “hero” dad. You are going to LOVE this episode!

 

(Check out the show notes to see all the great highlights, quotes, and links!)

 

BOOKS MENTIONED

 

HELP GET THE WORD OUT!

My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy.

Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast!

 

I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode.

Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

 

Let’s Connect:

My Website

Facebook 

Instagram

YouTube

Pinterest

Twitter

 

 

Connect with Dr. Meg:

Pediatrician, mother, and best-selling author of six books, Dr. Meg Meeker is the country’s leading authority on parenting, teens and children’s health. She served as co-host of Dr. James Dobson’s nationally-syndicated daily radio program Family Talk from 2012-2016, and has appeared on national programs including TODAY, FOX & Friends, Dateline, NPR, Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, Oprah Radio, and more. Dr. Meeker is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, certified by The American Board of Pediatrics and serves on the Advisory Board of The Medical Institute. She is an active part of the NFL’s Fatherhood Initiative, and is a regular speaker at Dave Ramsey’s Smart Conferences.

You can check out Dr. Meg's books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit her site as well at www.MegMeekerMD.com.

 

*Don't miss her awesome podcast: 

Parenting Great Kids! 

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