Episode 65: Parenting for the Long Haul with Krista Gilbert

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Between the meals and the snacks and the laundry and the messes, some days it’s hard to view parenting as anything more than surviving those pre-bedtime hours. But we know parenting is not a short-term gig—we're in this for the long haul. In today's episode, we're chatting with author and speaker Krista Gilbert about how we can maintain our long-term priorities in the immediate chaos of motherhood. From the importance of building trust to keeping a sense of humor, this conversation is full of wisdom and practical tips for keeping the long view of parenting in mind. Plus, Krista shares the magic of "tiny traditions" and gives us insight into the coming-of-age trips she does with her children.

Whether your kids are learning how to walk or learning how to use a cell phone, we hope today's conversation encourages you to take a few moments to think about how you can parent for the future, right from the present.


Show Notes

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Mentioned in this episode:

Connect with Krista: Website // Instagram // Podcast

The 10 year old trip tradition that Krista’s parens started

… and the special way they honor the entrance to the teenage years

Krista’s book, Reclaiming Home: The Family’s Guide for Life, Love, and Legacy

Indiana bought the books Krista recommended immediately:

Triggers: Exchanging Parents' Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses

Children’s book that makes moms cry: Let Me Hold You Longer

Previous episodes mentioned:
Episode 36: How To Be A B+ Mom With Sarah R. Bagley
Episode 41: Free Of Me With Sharon Hodde Miller

Related essays:

Compound Interest
The Words That Matter Most
Just Enough Curious


Show credits: 

Hosted by Indiana Adams with Katie Blackburn and Krista Gilbert, produced by Katie Leipprandt, edited by Kyle Cummings, content managed by Jennifer Batchelor.


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