theOppermom S207: To Santa or Not to Santa? Is That the Question?

theOppermom Show S2:07 To Santa or Not to Santa? Is That the Question?

With Christmas just around the corner, theOppermom jumps into the controversial topic of “Inviting Santa into Christmas.” In some Christian circles, Santa Claus represents all that is wrong with Christmas. Focusing on materialism, and a make-believe elf who steals glory from God.

On the other end of the spectrum there are those who call foul, and see Santa as an opportunity to add joy and magic to the time of year that centers on the Greatest Gift ever given.

What is a parent to do?

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theOppermom S206: Fighting For Your Marriage an Interview with Rebecca Pierce

theOppermom Show S2:06 Fighting For Your Marriage an Interview with Rebecca Pierce

Today we are shaking up things a bit and reversing roles of host and subject. If you have been a listener to the show you are used to hearing Rebecca Pierce, of She’s Building Her House fame, but today we have the special treat of hearing about Rebecca.

Rebecca’s show is all about helping women to build their homes up not tear them down as we are encouraged from (Proverbs 14:1).

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theOppermom S205: Building Thanksgiving Memories

theOppermom Show S2:05 Building Thanksgiving Memories

As the holidays approach us moms are always looking for ways to connect with and love on our families. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of and seasons of the year. As a child, I didn’t care much for history but now that I am a mother I have found this holiday to be an excellent opportunity to build memories with my family around the rich history of this holiday.

Join us in this episode as we discuss several ideas to center our families around the meaning of Thanksgiving as well as ways to build memories and traditions with your family as well.

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theOppermom S204: Inspecting What You Expect—Raising Responsible Adults

theOppermom Show S2:04 Inspecting What You Expect Raising Responsible Adults

Moms, we fall into that trap all too often where we find ourselves just doing everything because we want it done right, but in the meantime the kids are either bickering, sitting in front of a screen, or worse, walking behind us destroying everything that we have already straightened up.

That is probably the most frustrating.

Take heart mom; we are talking today about equipping our kids to be hard working responsible adults. We are going to discuss some practical things that you can do to get your kids off of the couch and helping in productive ways instead of letting you do all of the work.

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theOppermom S203: Conquering Potty Training and Bedwetting

theOppermom Show S2:03 Conquering Potty Training and Bedwetting

Moms have you ever felt that pressure to potty train? You know what I mean, the raised eyebrows in the mommy circles that quietly say you mean he/she still isn’t potty trained. Potty training can believe it or not be quite stressful especially for first-time moms.

We are going to talk today about the outside pressures that you may face about when to potty train, tips, and tricks to help you, as well as the under-discussed topic of bedwetting that many children experience. and the way the Oppermom accomplishes potty training her tribe.

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theOppermom S202: Talking Puberty and the S-word

theOppermom Show S2:02 Talking Puberty and the S-Word

Today on theOppermom we will be discussing how to navigate those awkward years of “the talk.” As a mom with a grown son and a daughter who is just becoming a woman it has and continues to be one of my least favorite parts of parenting.

In this show, however, I want to talk candidly to you parent to help you learn some of the victories as well as the mistakes that I have made trying to teach our children about “the facts of life.”

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theOppermom 019: Developing Good Sleepy-Time Habits

theOppermom Show 019: Developing Good Sleepy-Time Habits

This week we are talking to the Oppermom about the sleep and slumber habits of the Opperminions. Yes, we are talking bedtime routines for all ages. We are taking a glimpse into the land of Oppermania to see how theOppermom gets her crew into bed so both young and old can have restful evenings.

With a family of seven theOppermom has tried a variety of methods for those early months and years for her family. Listen in as she discusses many of the pros and cons she has discovered in the various ways to approach sleepy-time habits.

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theOppermom 018: God’s Provision Through 72 Index Cards

theOppermom Show 018: God's Provision through 72 Index Cards

Today, the Oppermom welcomes back to the show, Geri Campbell. Geri is the founder of Back to His Heart Ministry (formerly known as in-step ministries) which is a theatrical ministry that Geri uses to bring glory to God.

In episode 16, the Oppermom interviewed Geri as she shared her story of God’s redeeming power in her life as well as her heart for her ministry and her most influential production and her book called The Story of Gomer.

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