Parenting isn’t something that’s happening to us. It’s something that’s happening for us. But we know first hand how difficult it can be to remember that. It’s easy to get stressed and overwhelmed, which is why we need someone like Casey O’Roarty of Joyful Courage in our lives. On this episode of the Spawned Parenting Podcast, she taps into her 20 year experience as a parenting coach (as well as author and podcaster) to share how to enjoy, not endure, your kids. No matter how old your kids are, we think you’ll be inspired by this conversation as we were.

You can listen live right now, then be sure to subscribe on iTunes. Bonus: We’re also on Stitcher and coming soon, Spotify! We know, we know, why did that take so long? Thanks so much for your support.

More about Joyful Courage

Learn how to enjoy, not endure, your kids: Joyful Courage by Casey O'Roarty

Casey O’Roarty’s new book Joyful Courage is a quick read that will help you reignite your parenting. She covers everything from identifying your body’s physical reaction to stress as the first step to taking control of your parenting, to her Three B’s Method to change your reaction anytime, anywhere, which we chat about on this podcast. You’ll learn how to grow your relationship with all of the people that you love. You can purchase it on, or wherever you get your books. Be sure to subscribe to her podcast, Joyful Courage.

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The best tick and mosquito repellants for a bug-free summer

Casey: Casey says that Money and the Law of Attraction was a game changer for her.

Kristen: I highly recommend the Sawyer Tick Repellant with Picaridin. It works against mosquitos too. I’d get the lotion (pictured above).

Cool Podcast of the Week is … What Fresh Hell, with comedians and moms Amy and Margaret. In each episode of “What Fresh Hell” they discuss a parenting issue from their usually-opposite perspectives, plus the accompanying expert advice that may or may not back them up. You can learn more and subscribe over on their website.

Top Photo by Thiago Cerqueira on Unsplash; Cool Mom Picks is an Amazon affiliate.