Mommy Jammies Night with Karla Archer

Tonight’s topic: Mindfulness and its Connection with Anxiety

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I believe that learning how to help and support your loved ones who are struggling with anxiety doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

And I believe that anyone can do it, one small step at a time.   Karla Archer | Mommy Jammies Night


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About Karla:

Despite the fact that my husband and I had our own anxieties as children and adults, it was startling for us to realize that we had four bright, gifted children who were struggling to cope with their own as well. Helping our children navigate anxiety and anxious thoughts felt quite different from managing our own.

We were filled with so much confusion, doubt, worry, and a fear that we were failing our kids and letting them free fall. We desperately wanted to be able to help them cope and lead healthy lives but we didn’t know where to start. Traditional parenting books and tips just weren’t helpful. 

Determined to help, we began searching online, reading books on childhood anxieties, seeking professional help, and talking with teachers and other parents. As we dug deeper, we discovered ways to help our children navigate their own path through a variety of situations. We made it through with a sense of strength, perseverance, and confidence. We even started a local support group for other parents in the same situation.

Today, our children are thriving, happy, and learning to face, share, and manage their own anxieties.

I know you want the same things for your children, and I can help you get there.

Fear-Based Parenting – MBFLP 187

Are you a frightened parent? It’s one thing to be prudent, because there are real dangers that threaten our kids … but when our caution becomes fear, it can interfere with our children’s healthy development to competent adults … and psychologists say that anxiety is a hallmark of the Millennial adult. This episode, we look at some ways that loving parents might accidentally make things worse when they operate in fear, not faith!

The Cure for Curriculum Addiction

Do you accidentally buy curriculum that you already own or do you frequently buy or download curriculum that you never use? Do you keep running out of space on your bookshelves?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, you’ll want to listen to this episode of The Homeschool Sanity Show. If that’s not you but you know someone who could benefit, please tell them to listen in.

How to Conquer Curriculum Addiction: The Homeschool Sanity Show

Listen on ITUNES.



The Dove Channel

The Organized Clothing Challenge

Help for Anxious Homeschoolers

my review of America from the Beginning

the best places to buy, sell, borrow, or donate used materials

Have a happy homeschool week!

Helping Your Children Handle Loss


Screen Shot 2016-04-25 at 6.08.49 PMNo matter what stage you’re family is in, loss is inevitable and providing your children with the tools to communicate their grief is one of the greatest gifts you can give them. In this episode, Mary Beth and Kimberly are joined by Patrice Karst, author of the best-selling book, “The Invisible String” to learn how to comfort our children during times of loss or separation from loved ones. Whether your upcoming plans include pulling away from family or your journey takes you away from friends, everyone young and old can benefit from learning about the Invisible String that connects us all. Click play to hear more.


Win an Autographed Copy of The Invisible String or The Smile That Went Around the World from last night’s guest, Patrice Karst. To enter, email by midnight Saturday April 30th, 2016, with one nugget of information or advice you took away from the show. Two winners will be drawn randomly, live on next Sunday night’s show (May 1st, 2016 9pm est).

Click play for your chance to win!


Help for the Anxious Homeschooler

Help for Anxious Homeschoolers: The Homeschool Sanity ShowIf you or a child suffers from anxiety, you’ll appreciate the tips for coping physically, mentally, and spiritually in this episode.

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Teaching Tip of the Week

This week’s tip is Trello.


Digital Planning Webinar

The Organized Homeschool Challenge of the Week

This week’s organized homeschool challenge is the Thanksgiving Challenge.


Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Script

Youth With a Mission Christian Heroes biographies

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Anxiety-Free Kids by Bonnie Zucker

Helping Your Anxious Child by Ronald Rapee, et. al.

Anxious for Nothing by John Macarthur

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety by Tamar Chansky

Action Steps

Today’s actions steps are to seek to deal with anxiety in you or a child physically, mentally, and spiritually. If you need more help, seek a therapist experienced in treating anxiety and try one of the resources I recommended.

Next week

How to teach children to complete chores consistently.

Have a happy homeschool week!