Podcast 2018-04-09T23:46:25+00:00

The Practical Family Podcast is an audio show that you can listen to in your home or on the go, on your very own devices. Each week, Jenn Bryant will address topics related to faith, family, education with special guests or co-hosts. It’s such a convenient way to get practical ideas to build stronger foundations for your family.

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If you’re interested in being a guest on the podcast, email jenn@practicalfamily.org with the topic and/or book you would like to share!

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Jennifer Bryant is an educator in real life and online. Her website is a wonderful resource for parents wanting to raise good humans who love the Lord. Even if you’re not a Christian, she has a lot of helpful, encouraging, and amazing content on her site. This podcast is such an amazing resource to dive in deeper and get even more out of her advice and knowledge. She’s fun to listen to, has great guest speakers, and leaves you with a smile feeling encouraged and blessed after listening to her podcasts. Definitely a parenting podcast on the rise.

Jean, @jeaniulani | iTunes Subscriber

I enjoy looking through the archives because there is always something I want to learn more about or be encouraged in or pass on to encourage someone else!

OverflowOfHope, iTunes Subscriber

Thank you for giving me the support and guidance to parent my children in a way that will make them grow and be an asset to their communities.

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Encouraging, God-centered, and helpful!

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Episode 029 | Embracing a Simpler Life

Embracing simplicity has more to do with perspective than just stuff. Join me and author Katie Bennet to explore some ways we can gain a healthier home life by just switching our perspective. Connect with Katie here: EmbracingaSimplerLife.com 30 Day Scripture Writing Plan  5 Days to a Simpler Life  Help for the [...]

By | January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Faith, Home Care, Podcast|Tags: , , , |

Episode 028 | Give Each Other a Break

Sometime we need to take a break I love being married. But I also love that marriage doesn't mean 24/7 togetherness. We are individual people with individual needs and passions, personalities and callings. When I need to take a break from my husband, or him from me, it's not a movement toward separation. It's [...]

By | January 20th, 2018|Categories: Marriage, Podcast|Tags: , |

Episode 027 | Back to the Book Nutrition – Part 2

Subscribe via iTunes Subscribe via Google Play Food is important, but more critically is sleep and stress. Unless you address these consistently, you will not get everything out of the perfect diet. Join me for the second part of my conversation with Dena Norton, registered dietician, as she [...]

By | January 17th, 2018|Categories: Food, Podcast|Tags: , , |

Episode 026 | Back to the Book Nutrition – Part 1

Subscribe via iTunes Subscribe via Google Play Has proper nutrition been a difficult thing to control in your life? Do you find yourself reaching for snacks, even if you're not hungry? When we look at nutrition through a lens of God's purpose and order, we can learn to nourish [...]

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: Food, Podcast|

Episode 025 | Faithful Workouts

What if you could strengthen your relationship with God while you strengthened your body and mind? Meet Michelle Spadafora, founder of Faithful Workouts and author of faith-based fitness curriculum for adults and teens. Resources Mentioned in this Episode FaithfulWorkouts.com Half Time Institute Reignite | 12 week study Faithful Workouts | Youth Edition [...]

By | December 30th, 2017|Categories: Fitness, Podcast|Tags: , , , , |

Episode 024 | How to Recycle Christmas Cards

Not sure what to do with all those cards after Christmas? Here are some simple and practical ideas for recycling decorative and photo cards, and tips to plan ahead for next season! Craft Resources Metal Binder Rings Glue Stick Glue Dots Glue Gun Hole Punch Cellophane Bags & Ribbon to resell Magnets [...]

By | December 15th, 2017|Categories: Christmas, Podcast, Seasonal|Tags: , , |

Episode 023 | Using Your Story for God’s Glory

Meet a natural born storyteller whose books have impacted young girls all over the world, and was recently picked up by Hallmark's Movies & Mysteries channel. You just never know how far your calling will take you, if you're brave enough to take the first step. Robin Jones Gunn shares her journey [...]

By | December 8th, 2017|Categories: Christmas, Faith, Identity, Podcast|Tags: , , , , |

Episode 022 | Where Did That Come From? Part 2

What about that big jolly guy in the red suit? Modern tradition has built him up to be larger than life with a magical sleigh & reindeer. But the real Saint Nicolas was a man who loved God and had a heart for his people. Join me and Pastor Waxer Tipton as [...]

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: Christmas, Faith, Learning at Home, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , |

Episode 021 | Where Did That Come From? Part 1

Have you ever wondered why we put up a tree, or gather on Christmas morning to open presents? While Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, our culture is losing the deeper meaning behind the symbolic message of tradition. We can even pass on traditions to our children without knowing the "why" behind [...]

By | December 2nd, 2017|Categories: Christmas, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , |

Episode 020 | Connecting With Your Teenager

Do you remember what it was like to be a teenager? Wasn't easy, was it? Teens today have so much up against them with more sophisticated distractions than we did. Parenting a teen is a special season to navigate, so I've invited Dr. Dawn Montgomery to help us understand what teenagers need [...]

By | November 28th, 2017|Categories: Parenting, Podcast|Tags: , , , |

Episode 019 | Getting to Grateful

What does it take for kids to grasp the concept of gratefulness? There may even be areas of entitlement in our own lives that need to be dealt with. I've unpacked three basic concepts to guide our kids into having a more grateful attitude and how our response to grace changes everything. [...]

By | November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Faith, Parenting, Podcast|Tags: , , , , |

Episode 018 | Choosing Real: When Faith Meets Real Life

What if the most real parts of our lives are the messiest? Take a look inside the minds of two type A's and the grace that is found when it's not about what we do, but Whose we already are. Listen in on my conversation with Bekah Pogue, author of the book Choosing Real: An [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|Categories: Faith, Identity, Podcast|Tags: , , , |

Episode 017 | Because Crack is Illegal: Real Devotions for Moms

When mom life gets tough, where do you turn? Pressure towards perfection can leave a good mama feeling like she's not good enough. Let Raema Mauriello's testimony shine some light on the grace that God gives us to be the best mom we can be. Connect with Raema: www.RaeMam.com Facebook Page Get [...]

By | November 16th, 2017|Categories: Faith, Parenting, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , |

Episode 016 | Adoption and God’s Heart for Family

Esther McDaniel discusses her role an an orphan care missionary and how God equips those who are called to care for children in need. The fostering system is not a perfect one, but with the help of the church community, families can be supported through this incredible journey. Connect with Esther and [...]

By | November 9th, 2017|Categories: Community, Parenting, Podcast|Tags: , , , |

Episode 015 | Get Unstuck: Finding Personal Freedom Through Prayer

Have you ever felt like you just can't move forward? Maybe your spiritual life has become stagnant, or you continue to experience the same broken relationships patterns. Living as a healthy member of your family may be as simple as asking the right questions. Jill Monaco, founder and CEO of Jill Monaco [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|Categories: Faith, Podcast|
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