Monday, April 13, 2015

Old Mom New Mom, Episode #46: Kids Swallow the Darndest Things!

Recorded 4/10/15 
With eight kids underfoot as they record (!), Angie and Marianne share some highlights from their Easter celebrations and spring break with their older kids, including thoughts about being willing to change plans at the last minute. The moms chat about how kids - even older kids - swallow the darndest things and Angie's daughter Sydney makes her podcast debut.  The moms share their thoughts on the book Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculee Ilibagiza and the movie God's Not Dead.  And they round out the podcast with some thoughts from C.S. Lewis and a prayer from Thomas Merton that has been popping up in Angie's life again and again. 
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God Bless!

And, last but never least, this week's Food for the Journey....
“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.” 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Old Mom New Mom, Episode #45: Toddlers, Puppies, and Preparing for Easter

Recorded 4/2/15

Angie and Marianne chat about their plans for the upcoming Triduum and share thoughts about being both Martha and Mary as they prepare for Holy Week. Angie shares news about the newest member of their family. The moms welcome voice feedback from listener Miranda and share a meditation on the Holy Cross as their thoughts turn to the approach of Easter.

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God Bless!


Praying the Steps at Holy Cross-Immaculata on Mount Adams

Friday, March 27, 2015

Old Mom New Mom, Episode #44: Mothering Teenagers with Special Guests Barb Patterson and Karen Hines

Recorded 3/27/15

Angie and Marianne welcome back special guests Barb Patterson (episode #6) and Karen Hines (episode #37) as the moms tackle the subject of mothering teenagers.  Collectively, Barb and Karen have mothered over 10 teenagers! Marianne shares a funny story about mistaken identity at confession.  Karen offers a verse from Thessolonians that has become her go-to prayer for her teenagers as they launch out into the world. 

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Links from the show:

Boys Adrift by Leonard Sax

Girls on the Edge by Leonard Sax

2 Thessalonians 1: 11-12

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Old Mom New Mom, Episode #43: Helping Your Kids with Grief and Loss

Recorded 3/23/15 

 Angie and Marianne chat about the start of baseball season, springtime and kids playing outside, and laugh about going back and listening to their first podcasts back from November 2013.

Angie shares some of the ways she has helped her kids handle grieving the recent loss of their grandfather.  The moms ask for feedback from their listeners about how they've handled grief and loss with their kids.

The moms look forward to sharing fresh voice feedback in an upcoming podcast.  Marianne shares the name of the next book the moms will be reading and chatting about in coming weeks.  The moms share thoughts about the 33 Days to Morning Glory self-directed Marian Retreat and Consecration.

Angie shares a touching poem that her daughter Sydney wrote for her grandfather and shared at his funeral.

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God Bless!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Old Mom New Mom: A Special Prayer Request

Recorded 3/16/15

Marianne updates the listeners about a special prayer request for Angie's family and let's them know that this week's scheduled podcast about mothering teenagers has been moved to next week, 3/25/15.  

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God Bless!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Old Mom New Mom, Episode #42: Play with Me, Mommy!

recorded 3/12/15


Angie and Marianne share why they didn't record a podcast last week.  The moms talk about weaning, story time at the library, and a new study released about how surveillance use of Facebook can cause envy and lead to depression.


The moms tackle a great question from listener Heather's voice feedback on strategies to help your toddler or preschooler play independently.


More listener voice feedback, this time from Mary Kate who asks the moms if they have a Facebook page.  And an email question about parenting teenagers.  Angie and Marianne announce an upcoming podcast (episode #43) with two former guests, both moms to many teenagers, and ask for listener feedback/questions for the upcoming show.


The moms share several quotes about the importance of play for children as well as the importance of our time spent playing with our children.

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1.  What ways do you use to help your toddler/preschooler to engage in creative/imaginative play more independently?

2.  Would you like to see an "Old Mom New Mom Podcast" Facebook page?  Why or why not?

3.  Do you have any questions on parenting teenagers for our upcoming podcast (with two returning guests, both moms to many teenagers) next week?


New Technology Center at Lebanon Public Library (photo via TwitPic)

Entry to New Story Time Room at Lebanon Public Library (via Facebook)

Busy Bags for Toddlers/PreK on Pinterest 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Old Mom New Mom, Episode #41: Dollars and Cents

Recorded 2/26/15


Angie and Marianne chat about crazy scheduling moments with kids.  Despite the snow on the ground, the moms thoughts are on starting spring vegetable gardens.   


The moms share practical tips on ways to save money based on their experiences with what works and what doesn't and ask for listener feedback.


Marianne shares the news: there is now a direct phone number for listeners to leave their voice feedback!  Call 513-696-9541 to record voice feedback for the moms and be featured on a future podcast! 

The moms also chat about a moving documentary they both watched this week, Living on One Dollar.


Angie shares a passage from St. Paul to Phillipians that has helped her keep her trust in God's providence in matters of money.

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Old Mom New Mom on Pinterest

Plan a garden with Farmer's Almanac

Budget Tools:

Budget Simple

Coupon Info:

How I'm Couponing in 2015 @ The Krazy Coupon Lady

Hot Coupon World

Cash Budgeting: 

Envelope System @ Dave Ramsey

Can a Cash-Only Grocery Budget Save You Money? @ Get Rich Slowly

Living on One Dollar - stream the movie on Netflix

Phillipians 4: 10-12