AUA Spring 2018 Edition​​​​​​​

The RM Team loves seeing questions roll in when we’re prepping for an “Ask Us Anything” podcast episode with Laura and Emily. Unfortunately, we can’t answer every question submitted to us—there’s simply just not enough time. However, we have a treasure trove of resources and information in our show archives, blog archives, and old show notes that often has already answered some of the questions we receive. If you didn’t hear Laura and Emily answer your question on this most recent AUA show, check below. We’ve rallied up a collection links from previous RM content (plus a few other sources) to help answer some of the most asked questions we received below from this round of AUA.

Motherhood

  • How can I learn time management?
  1. Ep. 40, To-Do Lists and How-Tos: Finding Practical Help in Motherhood
  2. "Hey Moms, Look Up"
  3. "When Expectations Hurt Your Motherhood"
  4. "Trade the Toil for Rest in Motherhood"
  5. "For the Mom Who Feels Helpless"
  • I often feel overwhelmed and anxious with my little ones. At what point do you begin to feel more okay with where you are?

  1. Ep. 37, Working Hard at Home: Emily's Story
  2. "I Never Wanted to Become a Desperate Mom"
  3. "Why Your Theology Matters to Motherhood"
  4. "When Expectations Hurt Your Motherhood"
  5. "Trade the Toil for Rest in Motherhood"
  6. "At the Base of the Mountain"
  7. "Hey Moms, Look Up"
  8. "When Motherhood Doesn't Fit Quite Right"
  9. "Momma, Your Home is Holy"
  10. "Encouragement for the Weary Mom"
  11. "For the Mom Who Feels Helpless"
  • What are your best tips to quickly calm yourself down when you feel yourself losing your temper with your kids?

  1. Ep. 49, When Momma Gets Mad, Part 1
  2. Ep. 50, When Momma Gets Mad, Part 2
  3. "I Never Wanted to Become a Desperate Mom"
  4. "Why Your Theology Matters to Motherhood"
  5. "At the Base of the Mountain"
  6. "When Expectations Hurt Your Motherhood"
  7. “Kindness, Even When You’re Sleep Deprived”
  • How do you shift your heart and attitude when everyone and everything annoys you? How do you reset your heart?

  1. Ep. 27, Every Moment Matters as a Mom
  2. Ep. 87, What it Means to Preach the Gospel to Yourself
  3. "Why Your Theology Matters to Motherhood"
  4. "At the Base of the Mountain"
  5. “Anger in Motherhood: Allowing the Gospel to Shine Brightly”
  6. "When Expectations Hurt Your Motherhood"
  7. "Momma, Your Home is Holy"
  8. “Kindness, Even When You’re Sleep Deprived”
  • As a stay-at-home mom/work-from-home mom, how do you balance staying at home and taking the kids out on outings?

  1. Ep. 11, What is Mom’s Time Worth?
  2. Ep. 43, Serving Others Right Where You’re At
  3. Ep. 54, Ask Us Anything: Spring 2017 Edition
  4. "When Expectations Hurt Your Motherhood"
  • How do you talk to your kids about sexuality in age-appropriate ways?

  1. God Made All of Me | Book 
  2. Mom, Dad...What’s Sex?: Giving Your Kids a Gospel-Centered View of Sex and Our Culture | Book 
  3. Before I Was Born | Book 
  4. “How to Talk to Your Children About Sex”
  • What lessons have you learned being on this special needs journey?

  1. Ep. 72, Questions, Appointments, Evaluations, and Differences: When Your Child Doesn’t Fit the Mold
  2. “Special: How the Gospel Shapes the Unique Journey of Special Needs Parenting”
  3. The Life We Never Expected | Book 

 

Pregnancy/Birth

  • Did either of you have Postpartum Depression (PPD) or Postpartum Anxiety (PPA)? What helped you during that time?

  1. Ep. 52, Gospel-Hope for Postpartum Depression with Lindsey Carlson
  2. When Postpartum Packs a Punch
  3. “Finding God in My Postpartum Fire”
  4. “A Gospel Prescription in Postpartum Depression”
  • Any tips on dealing with birth trauma?
  1. Ep. 34, Recovering from a Traumatic Birth: Laura’s Story
  2. “When Birth Doesn’t Go to Plan: Where is God in a Difficult Birth Story?”
  • Do you have encouragement for the pregnant and postpartum mom who needs patience and a peaceful attitude?
  1. Ep. 87, What it Means to "Preach the Gospel to Yourself"
  2. Ep. 66, Hannah Anderson: How Humility Nourishes a Weary Mom's Soul
  3. “I Never Wanted to Become a Desperate Mom”
  4. "Why Your Theology Matters to Motherhood"
  5. “Anger in Motherhood: Allowing the Gospel to Shine Brightly”
  6. "Hey Moms, Look Up"
  7. "When Expectations Hurt Your Motherhood"
  8. “Kindness, Even When You’re Sleep Deprived”
  •   Have you experienced gender disappointment with any of your babies? How do you apply this gospel to this issue?
  1. Journeywomen Ep. 35, On Unmet Expectations (Maggie Combs talks about her disappointment and struggle with never having a daughter, but it’s applicable for all unmet expectations and desires.)
  2. “Desires Unfulfilled: What to Do When God says No”
  • I am expecting my first, second, third child. What are the best resources to equip myself?
  1. Besides the Bible, check out the RM Resources Page - Books on Motherhood 

 

Marriage

  • How do you still enjoy sex when you’re feeling used up, tried, and/or very unbeautiful all the time? How do you balance intimacy with your husband while being exhausted? How does the gospel apply?

  1. Our Greatest Ally: God's Grace for Marital Intimacy 
  2. Laura and Emily did answer this on the Spring 2018's AUA show! 
  • What are some practical ways you intentionally show love to your husbands in everyday life?

  1. Ep. 05, Marriage & Motherhood
  2. Ep. 35, Putting Your Marriage First: Give Him More Than the Leftovers
  3. Ep. 62, When Dad Works Long Hours
  4. Ep. 68, How Can Mom Support Dad Spiritually?: An Interview with Jerrad Lopes
  5. Ep. 77, Ask Us Anything: Fall 2017 Edition
  6. “Tell Your Husband You Love Him”
  7. “Practical Ways to Love Your Husband Who Works Long Hours”
  8. “Cultivating a Healthy Marriage as New Parents”
  9. “Pray Before You Speak”
  10. “When Littles Make You Want to Check Out in Marriage”

 

Family Dynamics

  • How do you meet the needs of your children, husband, and others, while still finding time for yourself—especially in your kiddos’ early years?

  1. Ep. 86,  Self-Care in the Busyness of Motherhood
  2. “Cultivating a Healthy Marriage as New Parents”
  3. “When Littles Make You Want to Check Out in Marriage”
  • What advice do you have when adjusting to new additions to the family?

  1. Ep. 60, Adding Another Little: How Mom Can Greet the Transition with Hope
  • How do you advocate for your child(ren) with special needs and be Christ-like in your words and actions?

  1. Ep. 72, Questions, Appointments, Evaluations and Differences: When your Child Doesn't Fit the Mold
  2. “I Am Who I Am”
  3. “Special: How the Gospel Shapes the Unique Journey of Special Needs Parenting”
  4. “When We’re Offended: The Cost of Being a Peacemaker”
  • How do you handle things like independent play time?

  1. Ep. 77, Ask Us Anything: Fall 2017 Edition

 

Faith

  • What does your church rhythm/Sabbath look like for your family in the season of young children?

  1. Ep. 54, Ask Us Anything Spring 2017 (Emily covers naps and church in this episode!)
  2. “Momma, Jesus Invites You to Come and Rest”
  3. Laura and Emily did answer this on the Spring 2018's AUA show!
  • What are some of your besetting sins, how do they flesh out in your daily life, and how do you practically battle them?

One of them is anger, and we talked about it in depth on two shows:

  1. Ep. 49, When Momma Gets Mad, Part 1 (Anger)
  2. Ep. 50, When Momma Gets Mad, Part 2 (Anger)
  • What does it look like for you to fight your temptations with the truth of the gospel?
  1. Ep. 87, What it Means to Preach the Gospel to Yourself
  2. “What Does it Mean to Remember the Gospel?”
  3. “What Does it Mean to Remember My Identity in Christ?”
  • How do you ask an older mom/woman to mentor you in a way that isn’t burdensome to them?
  1. Ep. 97, Locking Arms with the Moms Ahead of Us
  2. “How to Find a Mentor in Motherhood”
  • How do you include biblical truths in everyday life with a toddler?
  1. Ep. 29, Using Life-Giving Words with our Children
  2. Ep. 44, Raising More Than Just Good Kids
  3. Ep. 51, Family Devotions in the Season of Young Children
  4. Ep. 79, She Reads Truth: God’s Word Everyday, in Every Season
  5. “Ten Opportunities to Talk to Your Child About God in Everyday Life”
  6. “Carry the Message of Grace to Your Children”
  7. “Five Ways to Involve Your Young Children in Hospitality”
  8. “Seven Opportunities to Speak Life-Giving Words to Your Children”
  9. “Passing Along Our Heritage: Teaching the Gospel in All of Life”
  10. “What Should I Teach my Children About the Bible?”
  11. “Helping Our Kids to Celebrate God’s Beautiful, Diverse Creation”
  • How do we find peace in the "right now"?
  1. Ep. 37, Working Hard at Home: Emily’s Story

  • How can hold each other accountable in the faith and spur one another on towards godliness while remaining unified in the gospel?

  1. Ep. 38, Friendships in Motherhood
  2. Ep. 69, Loving the Difficult Mom in Your Life
  3. Ep. 85, Same Grace, Unique Circumstances: Every Mom is your Neighbor
  4. "Members, Not Measures: A Call to Own One Another's Joys and Sorrows"
  5. "Loving the Mom Who is Different From Me"
  6. "Bridges of Grace: Dealing with the Different Momma"
  7. "Moms, Make Peace Through Christ"
  8. "Dishes and Desk Work: All Moms Work for the Glory of God"

 

Discipline

  • What is your advice on disciplining children? How can I speak to the heart issues behind a sinful behavior?

  1. Ep. 44, Raising More Than Just Good Kids
  2. Ep. 57, How Discipline Helps Us Communicate the Gospel
  3. "Seven Principles to Keep in Mind When You Don't Know How to Discipline"
  4. "Carry the Message of Grace to Your Children"
  5. "Seven Opportunities to Speak Life-Giving Words to Your Children"
  6. "Parent with Prayer"
  7. “Mothering a Rebellious Heart”
  • What are your practical advice tips for responding with consistency and grace to little ones before they can fully communicate?

  1. Ep. 33, Intentional Motherhood Starts at Day One
  2. Ep. 44, Raising More Than Just Good Kids
  3. Ep. 49, When Momma Gets Mad, Part 1
  4. Ep. 50, When Momma Gets Mad, Part 2
  5. "Seven Principles to Keep in Mind When You Don't Know How to Discipline"
  6. "Seven Opportunities to Speak Life-Giving Words to Your Children"
  7. "Parent with Prayer"