From Facebook to Instagram to Twitter, your social media feeds are full of “picture perfect” parents, kids, and meals. There’s a lot of pressure in the world today to have the perfect family, perfect children, and show the world just how perfect your life looks. Dr. Meg’s conversation with Crystal Paine, the “Money Saving Mom” blogger, helps you tell perfect, “GOODBYE!” Their conversation revolves around the pressure moms feel to get it all right, and they also talk about how to avoid feeling like you’re not good enough. Dr. Meg shares her three points to ponder that you can start using right away along with a question about how to deal with a mother-in-law that gives too many gifts at Christmas. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to email@example.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!
0:00 – AD – GO GO SQUEEZE
Tastiness is the number 1 reason kids choose a snack. With GoGo squeeZ, you get an all-natural, 100% fruit with no artificial anything! GoGo squeeZ comes in a squeezable pouch so kids can enjoy it anywhere. There are many fruit blends to enjoy, and even some that have Fruit and Veggiez, you’re kids are going to love it!!
1:19 – 1 MILLION DOWNLOADS
Dave Ramsey congratulates Dr. Meg on the milestone of 1 million downloads, and Dr. Meg thanks you, the listener, for helping start a parenting movement that’s changing the lives of great kids across the country!
2:37 – WELCOME
Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Goodbye, Perfect! A Great Show for Moms”. She also teases her conversation with Crystal Paine, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a mom about how to deal with a mother-in-law that gives too many gifts at Christmas.
4:08 – POINTS TO PONDER
Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about saying “goodbye” to always trying to achieve “perfect”!
8:54 – PARENTING RESOURCES
Dr. Meg’s new book, HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need is available NOW! Many of us know that Dr. Meg has a passion about the relationship between children and their fathers. Regardless of your situation in life, whether you’re married, divorced, widowed, or a step-father, the book HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need will show you how and why you should strive to be a hero father and the impact your presence and involvement has on your children. Go to HeroDadBook.com and order your copy today along with a great gift bundle perfect for Father’s Day, birthdays, or any occasion.
10:10 – A CONVERSATION WITH CRYSTAL PAINE (PART 1)
Dr. Meg welcomes Crystal Paine, blogger on the website MoneySavingMom.com, who encourages being intentional in finances, family, and business. They talk about the pressures moms face on social media and elsewhere of looking perfect and being perfect. The discuss ways to minimize that pressure and eliminate the feeling of not being “good enough”!
26:48 – AD – BARKBOX
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28:12 – AD – THIRDLOVE
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29:18 – A CONVERSATION WITH CRYSTAL PAINE (PART 2)
43:12 – LET’S GET SOCIAL
Email Dr. Meg at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Diane about how to deal with a mother-in-law that gives too many gifts at Christmas.
48:05 – PARENT PEP RALLY
48:48 – FROM THE PRODUCER
Thanks for listening to Episode 33, Goodbye, Perfect! A Great Show for Moms!
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Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at email@example.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!
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Raising kids and dealing with the roller-coaster of emotions that comes along with that is why this week’s episode features Dr. Joshua Straub, Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources. Dr. Josh gives you practical advice for your marriage that translates into teaching your kids to express their emotions in a healthy way. Along with this great conversation with Dr. Josh, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you don’t want to miss and she answers a listener question about toddlers and sleep. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!
0:00 – AD – NET NANNY
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1:06 – WELCOME
Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids”. She teases her conversation with Dr. Joshua Straub, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a mom about her toddler and sleep.
2:11 – POINTS TO PONDER
Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about improving your marriage in order to raise emotionally healthy kids!
6:54 – PARENTING RESOURCES
8:10 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JOSHUA STRAUB (PART 1)
Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Joshua Straub, Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources, to the show to talk about taking care of your marriage in order to raise emotionally healthy kids. Dr. Josh teaches you healthy ways to express your emotions as a parent so that your kids know how to express theirs appropriately as well.
22:44 – AD – THIRDLOVE
23:51 – AD – SUN BASKET
Summer is here and that means two things: the kids are out of school and you’re now in charge of all their meals! It used to be a challenge to find healthy, kid-friendly meals, but now there’s Sun Basket! Sun Basket’s new Family Menu makes it easy to cook recipes the whole family will love! Go to SunBasket.com/MEG and get 50% off your first order!
25:06 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JOSHUA STRAUB (PART 2)
32:59 – LET’S GET SOCIAL
Email Dr. Meg at email@example.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Tiffany about some sleep issues she’s having with her toddler.
37:05 – PARENT PEP RALLY
37:57 – FROM THE PRODUCER
Thanks for listening to Episode 32, Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids!
Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD