226. 4 Big Transitions in Our Lives Right Now

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We are talking all about transitions this week on the podcast because we have experienced many of them recently just in the last week alone! Listen as we dive into a whirlwind week of transitions in our lives. From Kathrynn embarking on her college journey and embracing adulthood to David starting preschool, it has truly been a rollercoaster of emotions!

We share the joys and challenges of these significant life changes and how we are adapting our family schedule to accommodate these shifts. Join us as we discuss the importance of embracing transitions, the power of community, and the unexpected blessings that come with watching children take flight into new adventures!

I also reveal how a simple question from Jesse saved my sanity during this hectic week. You won’t want to miss this episode full of real-life stories and insights into navigating transitions with grace and hope!


In This Episode

[0:35] – It has been one really hectic week!

[1:27] – Learn why recording this podcast was delayed so many times.

[4:06] – Another fiasco this week was Kierstyn cutting her own hair!

[6:38] – I didn’t know what to do, especially since Jesse wasn’t home.

[9:44] – One of the natural consequences was that Kierstyn’s scissor privileges were revoked.

[11:14] – Hear about yet another delay that happened this morning.

[12:41] – I have been reading The Worry-Free Parent by Sissy Goff.

[14:07] – Learn what has been saving my life this week!

[15:37] – Thinking about time management, I saved a lot of time by ordering groceries online.

[17:40] – The first of four big transitions is Kathrynn going away for college!

[19:58] – I share how proud I am of Kathrynn because of how well she is adjusting to adulthood.

[21:59] – I strongly encourage parents to live in the present and not fear the future.

[22:47] – Jesse also emphasizes the joy of celebrating Kathrynn’s transition into adulthood.

[23:59] – Kathrynn was worried about not knowing anyone at college but has been very social.

[25:36] – It’s so important to prioritize community over household projects when transitioning.

[27:55] – Another transition this week was David starting preschool!

[30:52] – Hear how our lives have drastically changed because of David being in preschool.

[33:18] – I am excited to homeschool our kids, spending mornings offline, and prioritizing family.

[35:19] – We have also been getting up much earlier, even on weekends!


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Crystal Paine



The Worry-Free Parent: Living in Confidence So Your Kids Can Too by Sissy Goff


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