Running a Household

This fun interview with Christian Radio’s Claude Jennings allowed me to get into the “nitty-gritty” of running a household as a stay-at-home mom of little kids. The funny, the frustrating, and the need for affirmation!

Claude and I went beyond my book, “Mommy, Mommy, When You Pray,” and discussed the serious and silly sides of the vocation of parenthood. From the absence of accolades, such as “best diaper changer,” to the hefty weight of getting souls to heaven.

We address how often parents get caught up in trying to provide the best for our children and spouse, all while neglecting our own spiritual nourishment. Suddenly, we find ourselves drowning in daily tasks, without a support system.

Being a stay-at-home parent is a tough job all around – physically, spiritually, and mentally. It pushes you to your limit in every area, and because of this there is a great need for the other spouse, as well as family and friends to be supportive and understanding. In the end, there is a lot of hard yet rewarding work that goes into this vocation.

This interview was truly a pleasure, and I hope it was able to hit some listeners, who maybe laughed, nodded along, or even were inspired in their own journey. Perhaps a husband or two even went home with flowers…or a makeshift accolade!

Listen Here to my radio interview with Claude Jennings on WGTS!

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  1. Jeanie Egolf says

    This was a wonderful thing to listen to! “Faith, Art, and Motherhood.” What else?
    Take away points:
    1. YES PARENTING IS A VOCATION: Seriously, is there anyone who doesn’t know this yet?? (Ok, that second part was my input, not Kimberly’s, lol!)
    2. “No matter how crazy things are….” morning prayer!
    3. Spousal support for the stay-at-home parent doesn’t have to be super time- or energy-consuming. A few simple words of appreciation, even complementing how fast you change a diaper! can make a world of difference.
    4. Keep a pad and pencil on the nightstand for the inevitable midnight inspiration. 😉
    5. Kids need to see us praying.

    • says

      Thanks Jeanie! I was actually taken back by the radio host’s surprise at my use of the word “vocation” for the stay-at-home parent’s role. I guess I went into marriage ans family as a vocation I was called to, so it seems second-hand to say, but for many that is not the case.

  2. Anni says

    Great radio show, and it was so neat to hear some more about your book! The message is definitely so timely. Thank you for sharing the message with our upcoming generations!

  3. Sara says

    Sounds like a fun interview! It’s always good to encourage moms to take care of their physical and spiritual needs. I went through that “drowning” feeling, and it’s not a good place to be! We can care for our kids best when we’re healthy and well!

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