It's the monthly crossover episode with Sarah Bragg of Surviving Sarah, and this month, we're chatting about personal growth. I mean, in between just keeping all my plates spinning I hope I'm growing as a person, at least a little, right? A lot of what contributes to my personal growth are the books I read, the things I listen to, and the products I love. So Sarah and I start out with the books we're reading, and I have a bit of a diatribe about the importance of reading fiction, then we talk about what we're learning right now, and we wrap up with products we're loving. (Between the two of us, we spend an exorbitant amount of time on coffee.) Whether you're totally growing as a person or are already perfect and need no help whatsoever, listen in and lighten up!
Today I'm talking with Beth Bruno, the founder and director of a nonprofit aimed at preventing domestic minor sex trafficking and the author of a new book for moms and daughters. We chat about her time as a missionary in the Middle East, and she offers some wise advice for people interested in missions. We talk about how she's lightening up in her regular routine, then we have a really NOT light, but super important conversation about her work preventing sex trafficking and how we can help keep kids safe in our own communities. Then we talk about her new book, A Voice Becoming: A Yearlong Mother-Daughter Journey into Passionate, Purposed Living. No matter where you live or whether you have daughters or not, this conversation is really helpful and really important so listen in and lighten up.
Today I'm talking with Karla Akins, author of A Pair of Miracles: A Story of Autism, Faith, and Determined Parenting. Do you ever wish you could talk with someone who's raised kids and lived to tell the tale? Karla is that someone. She's a homeschool, foster, and adoptive mom, and she's currently a special ed teacher in the public schools. She's raised twin boys and shares how a weener dog helped her boys learn to talk and gives advice for advocating for your kids in school, from her perspective both as the mom of kids with special needs and a special ed teacher. For those of you with kids on the autism spectrum who are looking for a parent just a little further down the journey to offer hope and encouragement, Karla's twins are 23 years old now and she shares her story here, so listen in, and lighten up.
Hey, anybody else find parenting hard? Ugh, I basically use this podcast to hang out with parents who are way better than I am, and this week I'm talking with Wynter Pitts, girl mom extraordinaire. I want to show up at Wynter's house every week for a pep talk and some wisdom. Wynter and I talk about her book, She Is Yours: Trusting God as You Raise the Girl He Gave You, her devotionals for tween girls, and how she developed her magazine For Girls Like You. Also, did you guys know that her daugther, Alena, has a book series out, too, and she's the youngest African American female to be published by a major publisher? Amazing. So come get to know Wynter Pitts with me, listen in, and lighten up!
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Check out Wynter's daughter Alena's book series!