Wire Talk with Karen Stubbs

By Karen Stubbs | Birds on a Wire

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Episode Date
WT 141: Parenting With A Spouse Who Is Often Away
Being on the same page with your spouse is never simple, and when one spouse is frequently away from home, things get even more complicated. On Wire Talk today, Karen and Sunny answer questions about how to squash resentment, smooth out the re-entry process, and even get dinner on the table when you're flying solo.
Dec 11, 2018
WT 140: The Emotional World of Kids with special guest David Thomas
Maybe your teenage daughter suddenly bursts into tears at the drop of a hat or maybe your 9 year old son is constantly slamming the door over math homework. The variety of emotions our kids express in one afternoon can leave us confused and exhausted.  David Thomas, one of our most popular break-out speakers at this year's Soar conference, joins Sunny today to address the questions so many of us have when it comes to our kids' emotional needs. We cover when to lean in and when to back off, how to discern what is hormones and what is normal behavior and David gives loads of practical tips to help you navigate the outbursts. Whether you're dealing with anger, sadness, anxiety or frustration, we think you'll hear something in this episode that equips you to respond with grace.
Dec 04, 2018
WT 139: Surviving the Chaos of the Toddler Years
Meal times, temper tantrums, their constant desire for your undivided attention ... it seems we can't do enough episodes on how to survive  the toddler years! Many of you are asking, how can I survive the chaos and maybe even enjoy a little bit of these fleeting years? Today, Sunny and Karen are addressing your questions and hopefully giving you hope that you CAN do this!
Nov 27, 2018
WT 138: Can You Help Me Navigate The Grandparents?
Just in time for the holidays! On today's episode we're answering your questions on how to handle those awkward, messy, and sometimes frustrating situations that occasionally (okay, maybe often) pop up with the grandparents. Karen and Sunny address boundaries, holiday travel and child care questions. So tune in on that long drive to see your family and we hope you feel ready to engage your family in a healthy way this year.
Nov 20, 2018
WT 137: Teen Mental Health & Suicide Risk Factors with special guest Debbie Causey
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among students today. As a society we are clearly in crisis, and as mothers, we are fighting on the front line in this battle. Today one of Karen's best friends, Debbie Causey, joins us to talk about her own journey as the mother of a child with mental health conditions. As a mental health professional, Debbie also shares her wisdom on warning signs we can be looking for and the steps we can take to fight for our children's lives.  Even if you have toddlers and this conversation feels light years away, listen for a friend, a family member, or a student you know and love.
Nov 13, 2018
WT 136: Help! My “Blue” Kid Is Making Me Melancholy
Organized, thoughtful, loyal, precise. Our "blue" kids will grow up to be incredible leaders one day. The only problem is ... today may not be that day. In this episode of Wire Talk, Karen and Sunny address questions from listeners all about the blue, or melancholy, temperament. From how to balance their need for quiet with your family's activities to addressing their mood swings without catering to them, this is one episode packed with practical advice for all you moms of little Eeyores!
Nov 06, 2018
WT 135: How Do I Teach My Kids Gratitude?
How many times have you coached your child to say, "thank you" during the younger years? While teaching a two year old to respond politely is one task, teaching a 14 year old to be grateful for opportunities and possessions is entirely another. On today's episode Sunny and Karen answer your questions about instilling gratitude in our children's hearts. Make sure you have your close-toed shoes on mommas, Karen may step on a few toes in this one!
Oct 30, 2018
WT 134: Understanding Sensory Based Behavior with Occupational Therapist Christy Bennett
Oct 23, 2018
WT133: What Do I Do About Mean Girls?
We may love to quote Lindsay Lohan in Mean Girls, but no one thinks it's funny when you encounter a mean girl in real life. On Wire Talk today Sunny and Karen answer your questions all about girl drama. From playdate peer pressure to the high school hierarchy, how do you equip your daughter to handle mean girls and the yuck that inevitably comes along with some female relationships? Whether your daughter is 3, 13 or 30, tune in to hear Karen's thoughts, and be encouraged that you can mother with confidence through these difficult times.
Oct 16, 2018
WT 132: Gaining Understanding of Our Greens
Peaceful, easy-going, conflict-avoiders ... however you describe them, to a parent who doesn't understand their motivations, 'green' kids can be a mystery. Today Karen and Sunny discuss teaching our greens to take responsibility for themselves when they are younger and how we can help them handle the pressures that come along with high school when they get older. Whether or not you have a green child, we think you'll learn something new when you tune in.
Oct 09, 2018
WT 131: Intimacy After Babies with special guest Dr. Mike Sytsma
Joining us today on Wire Talk is Dr. Mike Sytsma, a certified sex therapist and ordained minister who is passionate about helping couples find true intimacy in marriage.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/aQljPbif1ZA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 02, 2018
WT 130: How Do I Create A Peaceful Home? [RE-AIR]
We often talk about bringing peace to the world, but what about bringing peace to your home? On the last of our month-long series of re-broadcast episodes today, Karen doles out advice on everything from creating a family routine and what do when the kids come to you with the dreaded, "I'm bored!" to how to handle differences between you and your spouse when it come to chores and household maintenance. As always, we hope you take away a nugget of practical advice that helps you maintain the peace in your home this week.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/ra4vYxY6vYQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 25, 2018
WT 129: How Do I Re-Connect With My Spouse After Kids? [RE-AIR]
When children enter the picture, your life changes forever. Your sleep habits change, your diet is changed, your schedule is changed and the amount of laundry you do definitely changes. As your child grows, some of these areas in your life get back to normal, except for your laundry ... that continues to build! The addition of children changes your marriage too. So how do you balance life with children and your spouse? It's hard to do, and let’s be honest, sometimes our spouses are put on the back burner because we don’t have the energy to put in the “extra” time with them. Tune in to today's episode to hear Karen answer questions from moms about how to re-connect with their spouse now that kids are in the picture!  Like what you heard? Visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com for more encouragement on your daily journey of motherhood and subscribe to our weekly email for Karen's tips on motherhood delivered directly to your inbox each Tuesday! <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/nGWpwE-Ua7s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 18, 2018
WT 128: How Do I Create a Balanced Life? [RE-AIR]
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Sep 11, 2018
WT 127: How Do I Overcome Mommy Guilt? [RE-AIR]
Moms, the feelings of guilt are REAL. We feel guilty being late to get our kids at daycare and guilty for not staying late at the office. Guilty for taking them to Chick-fil-A for dinner and guilty that we DIDN'T take them to Chick-fil-A for dinner! That's why we love what Karen has to say about guilt and how we can shake free of what can feel like a constant burden to us as mothers. We hope this episode gives you a practical way to overcome your mommy guilt and leaves you encouraged!<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/USEIALqmMFU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 04, 2018
WT 126: Can You Help Me Get Some Sleep?
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Aug 28, 2018
WT 125: How Do I Handle My Sweet Little Liar?
Lying is one thing we never teach our kids how to do and yet somehow they figure it out all on their own. On today's episode Karen shares her thoughts on how to discipline when you're not sure which child is lying, what the difference is between tattling and confessing and how to encourage honesty between teenagers.  Like what you heard? Visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com for more encouragement in your daily walk of motherhood.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/7AIExOKh98I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 21, 2018
WT 124: Managing the Homefront
Whether you're a working mom or a stay at home mom, studies show that women tend to bear the brunt of the work in and around the home. On today's episode Karen and Sunny answer questions from moms about household chores, fighting with our kids over mealtime and how to ask for help from our partners. Stay tuned until the end to hear Karen's #1 hack for keeping your house tidy! <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/-_8Rj7ABwL0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 14, 2018
WT 123: Back to School
Whether your kids have already headed back to school or the yellow bus will be rolling around the corner in the next few weeks - today's episode is for all moms with school-age kiddos. From getting out the door in the morning to checking homework at night, Karen doles out practical wisdom to help you and your kids thrive this school year. Don't miss Karen's advice for those of you suffering from volunteeritis (the inability to say no when asked to volunteer at school) and stay tuned to hear about the perfect back-to-school product you can snag at this year's Soar Conference.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/6s4yxNAAOiE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 07, 2018
WT 122: Finding Your Purpose with Candace Cameron Bure
We've got a fun one for you today moms! Today we are joined in the Nest by Candace Cameron Bure, actress, wife, mom and as she often points out, first and foremost, a follower of Jesus. We love Candace's words of encouragement for young mothers and think that wherever you are in your journey of motherhood, you'll benefit from the reminder in this conversation that our primary purpose in all that we do is to glorify God. <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/8s28xWd_qi8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 31, 2018
WT 121: How Do I Parent My “Red” Strong- Willed Child?
Those strong-willed kiddos - phew! We know they'll be leaders one day, but what do we do TODAY when they won't listen or are constantly pushing back against us? On Wire Talk today Karen and Sunny take questions all about these strong personalities; how do we effectively discipline them? How do we establish our authority without crushing their spirits? How do we teach them to harness their innate confidence without being aggressive or coming across as a bully?  We hope this conversation gives you a few tools to parent your headstrong children with confidence.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/O2H-0oLuPao" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 24, 2018
WT 120: When Multiple Personalities Collide
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Jul 17, 2018
WT 119: How Do I Communicate With My Mom (or Mother-in-Law!) About My Kids?
Becoming a mom changes everything - but some of those changes catch us completely off guard. On today's episode Karen answers your questions about how to communicate with your own mother (or mother in law!) now that grandkids are a part of your relationship. Karen also answers a question from a mom about how to talk to her adult son - this is one episode you don't want to miss!<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/65_RRGdG-84" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 10, 2018
WT 118: I Want It All & I Want It Now
Today's episode is all about finding contentment mommas. Karen answers questions about comparison, entitlement and allowances in this episode about learning to be content in our lives. Tune in to hear Karen's wisdom about how we can pass on to our children the peace that comes from running your own race at your own pace.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/cMHPDGFEwus" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 03, 2018
WT 117: Why Is Mom Life So Lonely?
We’re getting real about how lonely and isolating motherhood can be on Wire Talk today. Karen talks about her time as a young mom living away from family and friends when Greg was in the Navy, offers advice to a single mom wondering how she can relate to all of her married friends and gives a brand new mom tips on making and being a good friend.  If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe and leave a review in iTunes and be sure to check out www.birdsonawiremoms.com for more encouragement from Karen every week! <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/F3OPFzsTLas" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 26, 2018
WT 116: Technology & Your Kids with special guest Tom Shefchunas
Today’s episode is really important moms and because we wanted to get it right, we called in an expert. Today Tom Shefchunas joins us in the Nest to talk about technology and our kids. We were incredibly grateful he could share his expertise with us and we look forward to hearing more from him as a break-out speaker at this year’s Soar conference!<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/FLEGzpovOXQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 19, 2018
WT 115: Honoring Dad with special guest Greg Stubbs
In honor of Father’s Day this weekend (hint hint ladies) on Wire Talk today we're answering your questions all about dad! Since we're not dads ourselves, we thought it made sense to bring in a real-life dad to offer up his thoughts, so Greg Stubbs joins Karen and Sunny in the studio today with his thoughts on everything from good Father's Day gifts and traveling for work to how we can communicate effectively with our husbands. Listen in for Greg's wisdom on fatherhood and so much more. If you enjoyed Wire Talk, visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com for more encouragement on your journey of motherhood.  And snag tickets to the upcoming Soar conference at www.birdsonsawiremoms.com/soar2018<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/f1fUmIsN2v8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 12, 2018
WT 114: How To Survive Summer
On today's episode of Wire Talk we are answering questions about how as moms we can make it through the dog days of summer. From how to make vacation actually feel like vacation when there's so much work involved, to helping our kids learn to entertain themselves ... listen in for Karen's practical answers and encouragement on making this a great summer for your kids and you too momma!  If you enjoy Wire Talk, subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review! And don't forget to visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com for more advice and encouragement from Karen Stubbs. <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/wvF43KJsLko" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 05, 2018
WT 113: I Want To Do It All, But I’m Just SO Tired
On today's episode of Wire Talk, Sunny and Karen answer questions from moms who are feeling overwhelmed by all they have to manage day to day. From working to intimacy, bedtime talks with kids to keeping the house clean, listen in to hear Karen's thoughts on what needs to be a priority and what can be let go in the midst of busy seasons.  Like what you heard? Visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com for more encouragement on your journey of motherhood. And, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/NmtbSTPvyps" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 29, 2018
WT 112: Anxiety in Motherhood with Special Guest Dr. Emily Shupert
Today we are here with Dr. Emily Shupert of Simplify Life Counseling to talk about anxiety and how it affects us as mothers. Dr. Shupert is a licensed professional counselor in the Atlanta area - in her practice she integrates psychology with theology and in particular loves helping clients work through anxiety and depression. We hope this episode brings you hope and help if anxiety as a mother has been a struggle for you! <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/fzVj7hX2i6E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 22, 2018
WT 111: Raising Older Girls
Today we're wrapping up a 4 part mini-series focused on raising boys and girls. In this last episode of the series we are taking questions from moms about their pre-teen and teenage daughters - we even have a question coming from a grandmother on the show today which we love! Tune in if you're wondering how on earth to have "the talk" with your girls, if social media concerns you or if gossip has taken a hold of your daughter's heart.  Like what you heard? Subscribe today and leave us a review in iTunes! Visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com for more encouragement in your mom world!  <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/95mEyLEJ2S0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 15, 2018
WT 110: Raising Little Girls
Today we're talking all about little girls. This is the 3rd episode in a mini-series focused on raising boys and girls. For the last two weeks we tackled tough questions from boy mamas and today we are switching gears to talk about raising little girls. Tune in if sassiness, body image or competition between sisters is something you've ever dealt with!  Like what you heard? Subscribe today and leave us a review in iTunes! Visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com for more encouragement in your mom world!  <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/2GDDDKJAmkY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 08, 2018
WT 109: Raising Older Boys
Being a boy mom is not for the faint of heart! On today's episode Karen and Sunny answer questions from moms that will make you laugh and might even make you cry. We tackle body odor, pornography and Karen suggests how single moms can fill the gap when Dad isn't around as a role model for their boys. Like what you heard? Visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com for more encouragement and make sure you subscribe and leave a review in iTunes! <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/kTkpXYER9Y8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 01, 2018
WT 108: Raising Little Boys
We are excited to bring you the first episode in our mini-series all about Raising Boys & Girls today. In this episode we are fielding questions from boy moms - specifically moms with little boys. Body odor and hormones here we come! What a privilege and what a challenge to be a boy mom huh? If you love Wire Talk, visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com for more encouragement for your journey of motherhood and subscribe in iTunes so you never miss an episode! <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/g7QuFxHEoz8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 24, 2018
WT 107: Handling Conflict With Our Husbands
We are talking all about spouses and how we handle conflict with them today. No biggie right? We’ve got questions on everything from intimacy and discipline to finances. Don't miss the teaser Karen sneaks in about the new curriculum she and Greg are developing!<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/tCKb5Y9OT3o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 17, 2018
WT 106: Raising A Child With Special Needs with guest Kimber Burgess
Today we are speaking with Kimber Burgess, a friend of the show and incredible mom who has a child with special needs. We know many of you also have a child with special needs and we hope this conversation encourages you. But even if you don’t personally have a child with special needs, this episode is packed with incredible wisdom for you and ways you can encourage the families of children with special needs in your community.  If a mom of a child with special needs comes to mind, share this episode with her so she can be encouraged today! <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/2e1mM-CC9T0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 10, 2018
WT 105: Is There A Right Way To Be A Working Mom?
There's no "right" way to be a working mom and of course it's not 'wrong' to be a working mom! On today's episode Karen and Sunny take questions from moms about work, work-life balance and all the emotions that come along with navigating this part of life once kids enter the picture.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/AARAmZSLFUU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 03, 2018
WT 104: How Do I Get Through To My Tween?
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Mar 27, 2018
WT 103: Red, Yellow, Green or Blue? How to Parent the Kids God Gave You
Moms send in more questions about discipline than anything else, but right behind discipline…we get a lot of questions about how to parent according to your child’s personalities. In Episode 103 Karen and Sonny discuss how to parent the child God gave you.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/Xhc1EXEVXcg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 20, 2018
WT 102: How Do I Discipline Well?
We are tackling some nitty gritty questions about discipline today on Wire Talk.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/H3fxObiwKrU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 13, 2018
WT 101: Where Did All These Mom Emotions Come From?
Today we're talking about some mom emotions that have totally taken us by surprise. Karen gives practical advice for how to handle the less-than-pleasant mom emotions in your days.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/bnq2LgjX0cg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 06, 2018
WT 100: A Candid Interview Featuring All of Karen’s Kids
We are celebrating our 100th episode of Wire Talk today!! This podcast is one of our favorite parts of the Birds on a Wire ministry and we hope you enjoy today's special episode featuring ALL of Karen's children as guests.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/TfXkbPekqPE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 27, 2018
WT 99: Keeping the Future in Mind
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Feb 20, 2018
WT 98: How Do We Get on the Same Page?
Being on the same page with your spouse all the time would be wonderful right? Today Karen tackles what to do when that's not the case and even gives some tips on getting on the same page as your in-laws. Listen in mommas!<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/Hrp8j5OOaGE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 13, 2018
WT 97: Navigating the Terrible Twos
Say what you mean and mean what you say, that is THE KEY to getting through the Terrible Twos. Be consistent and follow through moms.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/LGT0AoEtCvo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 06, 2018
WT 96: How Can I Help My Child Find a Faith of Their Own?
Today we’re answering questions about your child and faith, from a question as practical as, “how do I get my kids to be quiet while we’re praying?” to the deeper issue of teenagers finding their own faith once they are old enough to decide what they believe for themselves.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/fE9qtO13AZY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 30, 2018
WT 95: Discipling Your Child’s Heart
The questions we have to talk about with Karen today are all focused on the heart - how to talk to your child about what is going on inside their heart and how to address some of the behaviors that don’t necessarily deserve a time out.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/hDJGiIXlPyw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 23, 2018
WT 94: How Do I Manage My Home Without Going Crazy?
Today we are getting super practical with Karen’s tips on tackling household chores, dinner time and even some ideas for making family time a priority when your schedules are crazy.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/iYTG6umvAMI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 16, 2018
WT 93: How Can I Be More Intentional in 2018?
We’re a few weeks into the New Year and while Karen isn’t big personally on making new year’s resolutions I know a lot of us are setting goals and trying to do some things differently this year. Today’s episode is full of questions from moms trying to be more intentional in 2018 and create some habits that are good for the mind, body and soul.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/brGPeJshTRE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 09, 2018
WT 92: How Do I Start a Birds on a Wire Group?
We’ve recently had a lot of questions from moms who are starting their own Birds on a Wire groups and we thought this would be a great time to talk about what a BOAW group is and answer some of those questions here on the podcast.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/QvFoZkd8iZU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 02, 2018
WT 91: Happy Holidays from Birds on a Wire Pt. 2
This week's episode encourages moms to take the week between Christmas and the New Year to rest, reset and refuel for 2018.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/jbAYjA5GRbg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 26, 2017
WT 90: Happy Holidays! A Special Note for Moms
A special episode for holiday well wishes and encouragement from Birds on a Wire. Merry Christmas, moms!<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/WElojYvY3GQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 19, 2017
WT 89: How Do I Show My Husband He Matters Too?
This episode of WireTalk is all about navigating marriage with children in the picture.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/YL-TAAyPEv8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 12, 2017
WT 88: How Do I Set Up My Children for Independence?
Tips on teaching your child how to be independent and setting them up for future success.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/CjzRIoWMD68" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 05, 2017
WT 087: Should I Pretend Like I Have It All Together?
Join Karen in this live edition of Wire Talk where she talks through practical ways of parenting and not feeling pressure to have it all together.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/vMu2sOGomPM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 28, 2017
WT 86: Practicing Gratitude and Preparing Your Heart for the Holidays
Being prepared for the holidays is more than just buying gifts and preparing food. It’s also about preparing our hearts for being grateful, showing hospitality and influencing our children. Listen in for encouragement and a few tips to make this season awesome!<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/58Yj7udhlKs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 21, 2017
WT85: How Do I Start Dating My Husband Again?
This topic needs to stay at the forefront for moms because dating your husband can definitely get lost in the shuffle of life. Karen helps suggest date nights, explain how to better love your spouse, how to trust and ultimately how to choose LOVE!<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/Da5LvZcshSc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 14, 2017
WT 084: Are My Kids Supposed to Turn Out Like Me?
When your child is young and still finding their likes and dislikes, it’s easy to assume they will have interests that mirror your own. As they grow and mature you quickly realize they’ve fallen in love with interests all their own, and you’re left wondering where you fit in with them. Listen to Karen discuss what it’s like when your kids do or don’t think and act like you.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/myd4xigPh5w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 07, 2017
WT 083: My Kids Are Acting Out: What Should I Do?
Tantrums, fits, and screams, oh my! We all dislike bad behavior: you, me, family members, neighbors, that lady in line at the grocery store that gives you a sideways glance. Handling children with high energy or children that act out is tough. Listen to Karen describe how she handled her children’s bad behavior with the questions you provided for this episode.   <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/MWefzLkZ83s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 31, 2017
WT 082: I Didn’t Know I Had To Prepare For That: Anticipating The Unexpected
As moms, we’re constantly thinking about what’s next. We meal prep, we pack diaper bags, we schedule appointments, we run errands; but, every now and then we run into situations in which we don’t know how to prepare. Coming across the unexpected can really throw a wrench into an otherwise planned and routine day, week, month, or year! In this episode, listen to Karen weigh in on multiple scenarios of unexpected situations submitted by moms, like you.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/npYYeRXhoKo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 24, 2017
WT 081: What If I’m Not Ready For My Child to Grow Up?
It feels like they were just babies, but every you turn around they seem to be growing up more! How do you handle that as their mom? Today on Wire Talk, Karen and Sunny talk about everything from the emotions of your youngest going to kindergarten all the way to your oldest going away to college. Welcome to episode 81!<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/FJI51B91v7M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 17, 2017
Wire Talk Unplugged: What’s Happening at Birds On A Wire
Welcome to an unplugged episode of Wire Talk! Today Karen and Sunny are having a conversation about everything Birds on a Wire: Why Birds on a Wire started, where it is, and why we have a heart for moms. Moms, Birds on a Wire exists for you. It's our hope and prayer that we can help encourage and equip you along your journey of motherhood.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/5ZP1lVgnU-M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 10, 2017
WT 079: How Do I Manage a Growing Family?
Our families are always growing, whether it's adding new babies to the house or just our current littles growing up and discovering their unique personalities. So, as a mom, how do you feel like you've got it under control if it's always changing? Karen covers new babies, your child's growing social calendar, staying organized and carving out one-on-one time with each kid. Moms, you've got this!<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/M-w9goB27XU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 03, 2017
WT 078: How To I Manage Life’s Schedule?
Life is busy for moms. That's no secret. But what we aren't always prepared for is just how much we have to manage. From trying to be masters of time management for ourselves and our family, to not forgetting to care for our spiritual life and marriage... we have a lot on our plate. So how do you manage life's busy schedule? Today on the podcast.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/xYp-0bJR8cM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 26, 2017
WT 077: How Do I Cultivate My Child’s Character?
As moms, we love our kids and only want the absolute best for their lives. We know that one way they're going to have a successful and happy and loving life is based on the kind of character they develop. But how do we help our kids with such a big thing like character development? Karen shares her tips and more on today's episode of Wire Talk.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/BmByQDpufoQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 19, 2017
WT 076: How Do I Help My Child Deal With Peer Pressure?
There's a shift that all moms experience at some point... it's when we start to realize that our kids care more about what their friends think than what we think. This is normal for every child, but it doesn't mean that we have to just accept it. Even if our influence is weaning, it's our job as moms to help our child learn to make the right decisions, navigate peer pressure and stand up for themselves and others. Karen talks about all this and more on today's episode of Wire Talk.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/sfMF3VI_9Ng" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 12, 2017
WT 075: When Do I Let Them Fail And When Do I Step In?
There's a fine line in between helping your child, and doing too much for them. Sometimes, they need to learn the hard lessons in life (with a safety net to catch them) but sometimes, they need us to step in. So where's that line? Karen discusses it on today's episode.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/x9sA9_fGEEw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 05, 2017
WT 074: Greg and Karen Stubbs on Parenting, Marriage and Other Lessons From 31 Years Together
We have a special episode of Wire Talk today, Karen’s husband Greg is joining us! Greg and Karen are answering your questions on how they co-parented when they were apart, how they kept their marriage healthy and how they supported each other’s dreams and goals. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did!<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/jZRh2NxXNps" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 29, 2017
WT 073: What Can I Do to Help My Kid’s Faith?
This is probably a question you ask yourself all the time. Because it's important! On today's episode, Karen is answering more questions about kids and faith and offering encouragement to moms along the journey.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/PpCU8ysDY0Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 22, 2017
WT 072: How Can I Get My Teen’s Respect?
We love our sweet teens (even in their not-always-so-sweet moments), but it doesn't mean that parenting them isn't tough. They're growing and changing and facing enormous amounts of pressure, and sometimes... the moms are the ones who can feel the wrath of it all. The good news is: every teen goes through this. You'll both make it to the other side of this season.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/3uZ5rtsVa1o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 15, 2017
WT 071: How Do I Handle My Aging Parents?
A weird thing happens in motherhood, as we begin to get a handle on our new roles as moms, suddenly we realize that our parents aren't the same age they used to be. Handling your own family at home and your aging parents can feel like an avalanche of busy, but you are strong enough to walk through hard seasons... and know that you aren't alone!<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/YwmoMBtedeg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 08, 2017
WT 070: How Do I Prepare to Be a New Mom?
We’ve covered all the major stages of life for moms on this podcast, but we’ve never talked about women preparing to be first-time moms. It’s because they don’t have any reason to know about the ministry yet, so we rarely get any questions from them! But because we love first-time moms too and want them to be equipped and encouraged, we’re answering some of the top questions new moms have!<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/8Z-ZJ5c4Jt8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 01, 2017
WT 069: How Do I Calm Back-to-School Nerves?
Somehow summer slipped by and we're once again fast-approaching a new school year. The new school year brings a fresh start, but it can also bring some nervous feelings too (both for child and mom!). How do you work through it? Karen discusses on today's podcast.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/9Sx9_hgt4No" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 25, 2017
WT 068: What If I Don’t Feel Like a Good Mom?
Moms are superhuman, but we're still human. We make mistakes, feel guilty and compare ourselves to others. But it's okay. And it certainly doesn't mean that we aren't great moms (because we are!). At some point in your journey of motherhood, you're going to feel like you aren't a good mom. But it's a lie. We hope today's episode encourages and equips you!<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/ny2lnwMTbmw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 18, 2017
WT 067: How Do I Get My Child to Stop Crying?
A truth all moms know all too well: Children cry. From temper tantrums to emotional outbursts, parents are bound to experience their kid’s tears and wonder how to respond when the waterworks start (and what to do to make it stop.) This week, Karen addresses how to get your child to stop crying.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/EYcQ55LXDG8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 11, 2017
WT 066: How Do I Start to Focus on Me Again?
Being a mom changes your life's priorities. While your little ones bring you more joy and love than you have ever imagined, they also bring a big set of needs that have you focusing on them, and not on yourself. You're a wonderful mom and you're doing a great job, it's okay (and necessary) to find ways to focus on yourself.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/5Rv_VltUNVY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 05, 2017
WT 065: How Do I Deal With Social Media Comparisons?
It's hard enough being a mom when it's just about your kids. But what about when other moms, school, and social media make you feel like you're not enough?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/Xt2obj88aKQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 27, 2017
WT 064: How Do I Find My Passion Again?
Being a mom is one of the most rewarding things about life. There's nothing like it. But before you were a mom, you were a woman with passions and hobbies and goals. Sometimes, we lose touch of that when we have our kids. How do we get that back?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/V8DOA-PqYOE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 20, 2017
WT 063: How Do I Get Through Losing a Pregnancy or Child?
On today's episode of Wire Talk, we're sharing a topic that we've never touched on before: loss of a pregnancy or child. This is a tough topic, but it's so important. Even if you've never walked down this road with your own pregnancy, you probably have a dear friend who has. Karen has invited her sister, Ricki, to join the conversation and they talk about everything from grieving a miscarriage, how to support and love on your friends in that season, infertility and even losing a child after they've been born.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/UW0CeOgcMFU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 13, 2017
WT 062: How Do I Survive and Thrive in the Summer?
Summer is a great season. But as a mom, summer can become overwhelming when you add up the loss of structure school provided.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/ckOdn_d61j8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 06, 2017
WT 061: Sandra Stanley’s 5 Things You Need to Know About Fostering
On today's episode of Wire Talk, we have a very special guest, Sandra Stanley. Sandra is joining us to talk about a topic close to her heart: fostering.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/LAnVC_1YBHE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 30, 2017
WT 060: What Are The Different Personality Colors?
We talk about pretty much everything related to motherhood on this podcast—but there's something that you, our sweet listeners, have asked us more than anything. What are the personality colors?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/8ZxG16lpKuI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 23, 2017
WT 059: How Do I Apologize to My Kids?
Every mom loses their cool sometime. We snap at our kids and then we feel the guilt set in almost immediately. How do we show our kids, through action, how to own up to our mess ups and apologize to them? Karen gives her advice on today's episode.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/BDKfJh9UdDM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 16, 2017
WT 058: Why Is Everything a Fight?
Do you feel like everything from dinner time to sibling interaction is a fight with your little ones? I know you feel alone, but you are far from it. Every mom goes through these seasons. On today's episode Karen is diving into stubborn kids, dinner time, discipline and even sibling bickering.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/M1Qe0JjMO28" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 09, 2017
WT 057: School’s Out for Summer: How Do I Care for My Kids?
Summer will be here before we know it. For many moms, it means the addition of babysitters, your kids helping around the house more, and finding ways to keep them from turning into couch potatoes during those long summer days. If summer is on your mind, this episode is for you!<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/ih3qjKJxcH8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 02, 2017
WT 056: How Do I Make Each Child Feel Like a Priority?
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Apr 26, 2017
WT 055: Will the Attachment Phase Ever Stop?
As moms, we love our kids and love how much they love us. But it's also important to teach them to be independent.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/u--cUmRwq7g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 18, 2017
WT 054: How Do I Manage the Busyness of Spring?
Spring has become busier for moms than the holidays. There's sports teams, the end of school, graduation and preparing for summer. How do you do it all?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/IWWEEtx3ALo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 11, 2017
WT 053: How Do I Create and Maintain Family Values?
Every mom wants to instill the right values in their child, but how do you achieve that when culture often goes against what you're teaching?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/ZJOfDlhhc0I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 04, 2017
WT 052: How Do I Parent My Growing Teenager?
From dating to college applications and prom—teenagers face an entirely different set of life decisions and situations.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/9WuGeGVJqzY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 28, 2017
WT 051: I’m a New Parent: What Do I Need to Know?
From potty training and picking the right schools to babysitters.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/nFcbQ3fQPTU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 21, 2017
WT 050: 5 Things You Asked About Karen Stubbs
The 5 most frequently asked questions about the woman behind Birds on a Wire.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/jqPVcwV1rb8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 14, 2017
WT 049: How Do I Build Friends as an Adult?
Building friendships as an adult can often be more difficult than it seems.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/ZCjgnGFexcA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 07, 2017
WT 048: What Do I Do About Mommy Guilt?
Guilt sneaks in and takes root, causing you to feel unvalued or like a disappointment.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/J3ScQCC1Bo0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 28, 2017
WT 047: How Should I Parent My Grown Children?
The job of being a mom is never done! Even after your children have grown and left your home, difficult parenting situations still come up.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/VW6CRKj3Ob8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 21, 2017
WT 046: How Do I Raise Self-Disciplined Kids?
From bossiness and defiance to lack of physical activity and hygiene.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/phgz7LxW2pQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 14, 2017
WT 045: What Can I Do to Inspire My Family to Help Me More?
The truth is, moms, you're not alone. Not at all.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/yYHXC-6QtFw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 07, 2017
WT 044: How Do I Create a Peaceful Home for My Family?
We often talk about bringing peace to the world, but what about bringing peace to your home?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/y2rBiE5Tn0s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 31, 2017
WT 043: How Do I Parent Through Divorce?
Remind yourself that God has a plan for your life, Jeremiah 29:11.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/qDd6QRGA0so" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 24, 2017
WT 042: How Do I Manage Being a Working Mom?
Sometimes as a mom you feel like superwoman, or maybe you feel like you are expected to be superwoman.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/_RQevMehEAE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 17, 2017
WT 041: How Do I Manage Being a Stay at Home Mom?
Being a mom is full-time job, and it can be hard to manage in any capacity.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/T-WPmKf_f0A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 10, 2017
WT 040: How to Start 2017 Right
We are few days into new year and we want to start it off correctly.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/heH5Mg2vE2E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 03, 2017
WT 039: How Do I Make Next Year Different?
The New Year is also about growth and development for ourselves as moms.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/f3ks52Rde3o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 27, 2016
WT 038: Holiday Special: Encouragement for Moms
A special episode for end of the year encouragement and to wish a Merry Christmas to all the moms.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/f_JWJTIBRrA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 20, 2016
WT 037: How Do I Teach My Kids the Importance of Christmas?
Sometimes through gifts and Santa your kids can lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/qM9_9PDbNIc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 13, 2016
WT 036: How Do I Reconnect With My Husband?
Every single marriage goes through seasons of both connectedness and feeling disconnected.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/MVZfE9Wez9w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 06, 2016
WT 035: Can You Help Me Understand My Toddler?
The bottom line, is they need to learn to obey, because mom is the authority.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/Q-odNdmBZow" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 29, 2016
WT 034: How Do I Make the Holidays Run Smoothly?
With all the fun and tradition that comes with the holidays—it comes with a lot of new challenges for moms.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/Tdnh3y6eCKw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 22, 2016
WT 033: How Do I Stay Motivated?
Every. Mom. Deals. With. This. Okay, every woman deals with this!<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/KHpcLid3Cuk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 15, 2016
WT 032: What If I Don’t Like My Child’s Friends?
It's great that yours kids are making new friends at school... but what if you don't like or know who they're hanging out with?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/WbIXe0q7tYQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 08, 2016
WT 031: How Do I Teach My Kids About Money?
Have an honest conversation with your kids.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/ZdgDWSwwRGE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 01, 2016
WT 030: The Top 10 Questions Moms Ask Karen
From organization to parenting styles and more!<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/QmwxOtKLUzg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 25, 2016
WT 029: How Do I Talk to My Kids About Sex?
When to start the conversation, how to address purity, and even what to do about sex on TV shows.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/l9x5-npIdgk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 18, 2016
WT 028: How Do I Create a Balanced Life?
How do you keep a balance between kids, marriage, work, spirituality, and time for yourself?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/SKStN_T4vPI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 11, 2016
WT 027: Should I Be My Child’s Parent or Friend?
Things start to change as your little children turn into teens. Sometimes we question our rules and stances.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/TaiTq8QjMLo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 07, 2016
WT Anniversary Special: The Story of Birds on a Wire!
Lessons learned over the last five years, and where Birds on a Wire is headed!<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/5s9mZLnTe14" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 04, 2016
WT 026: How Do I Overcome Fear?
I have to daily remind myself that God is sovereign and he loves my children more than I do.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/PrY2VIrMUcs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 27, 2016
WT 025: How Do I Parent a Kid in College?
It's a new season of freedom for both you and your child.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/QOwx7zCONK8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 20, 2016
WT 024: How Do I Handle Kids and Bullying?
A topic that every parent thinks about (and prays that they never have to deal with).<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/lFOE6tX27EA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 13, 2016
WT 023: How Do I Set Limits on Technology?
SnapChat, Facebook, Instagram—our kids are growing up in a different world than we did.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/LdMT_hQQhzQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 06, 2016
WT 022: How Can I Stop Comparing Myself to Other Moms?
rom feeling like every other mom is dressed better and is able to juggle more to that feeling of not being the "cool" mom.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/fBT48OrLTqk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 30, 2016
WT 021: How Do I Prepare for a Busy Year?
From school birthday parties to kids sports to events needing volunteers… the fall is busy!<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/pgUcHv41TOM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 23, 2016
WT 020: How Do I Stop Resenting My Husband?
It’s hard, but it’s possible to get through it with a little bit of advice and a whole lot of God’s grace.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/zX0kdg5WlZc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 16, 2016
WT 019: How Do I Prevent Sibling Rivalry?
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Aug 09, 2016
WT 018: How Do I Prepare for Back-to-School?
The beginning of a new school year is often a fresh start and the beginning of a new routine for many families.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/4mIC70IBoP0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 02, 2016
WT 017: What Should I Know About the Elementary School Years?
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Jul 26, 2016
WT 016: How Do I Handle My In-Laws?
How to manage boundaries, quality time and even unsolicited advice from extended family and in-laws.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/PexWrT7iswQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 19, 2016
WT 015: How Do I Parent Different Personality Types?
If all of our kids were the same, parenting would be so much easier—but they're not.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/TKArnubO_Mk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 12, 2016
WT 014: What Are Your Tips for Summer Vacation?
It's summertime! The kids are out of school and you have a (hopefully) relaxing trip away on your mind.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/GlZL6ZLwjCU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 05, 2016
WT 013: How Do I Parent All of My Kids Equally?
How to make each kid feel special, how to say no and how to juggle all of the extracurricular activities.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/SELXqSbn3_g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 28, 2016
WT 012: How Do I Raise My Son?
Boys are fun and have an adventurous spirit. Never stop trying to connect with your son.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/2DvC79We5YE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 21, 2016
WT 011: How Do I Raise My Daughter?
All girls are looking to be loved. We as moms need to teach our girls that only God can truly fill their hearts.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/MXNWZDeK_Mk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 14, 2016
WT 010: Single Parenting: How Do I Do This On My Own?
Karen invited two fantastic women, Misty Paige and Michelle Lane, to the nest to share their experiences as single parents.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/n7XqbKtIAF0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 07, 2016
WT 009: How Do I Help My Kids Handle Our Divorce?
Divorce isn't the easiest topic to talk about, but it is a part of life. We hope this episode helps.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/kFUuOfC7QIU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 31, 2016
WT 008: What Do I Need to Know About Raising a Teenager?
Teens like to think they are on their own, so every so often we need to remind them how good they have it.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/dwqgb9R3ass" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 24, 2016
WT 007: How Do I Keep My Marriage a Priority?
With the stress of kids, work and life it can be difficult to connect with your spouse emotionally, physically and spiritually.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/Tx2Zb28J25w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 17, 2016
WT 006: Am I Making the Right Decisions for My Newborn?
Having an infant is precious but exhausting. Give yourself some grace and time.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/karNasmu4eI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 10, 2016
WT 005: Is “Me Time” Really That Important?
Being a mom is a servant-oriented job—but it's important as women that we don't forget about us.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/pjU_Y1_b3WI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 03, 2016
WT 004: What Is the Best Way to Discipline My Kids?
This is a question that Karen gets all the time. There are so many different schools of thought, which is right for your family?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/8uCsHkHgIWg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 28, 2016
WT 003: Will We Ever Survive the Toddler Years?
These years are both fun and frustrating! We've all been there, and we'll all get through them.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/WwlrX7k6E7c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 26, 2016
WT Bonus Episode: Meet Sunny Williams
Meet Wire Talk's host, Sunny Williams! On this Bonus Episode, Sunny shares the story of how she met Karen and got connected with the Birds on a Wire Ministry.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/AoQvQYv9P1Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 21, 2016
WT 002: How Do I Help Grow My Child’s Faith?
A relationship with God it has eternal significance. This is one area we want to get right.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/y3PfyaE_Sac" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 19, 2016
WT Bonus Episode: Meet Karen Stubbs
Meet Wire Talk's own Karen Stubbs! Karen talks about why she has a passion for encouraging and equipping moms, how she started Birds on a Wire, how many kids she has, and how excited she is to talk with you each week during Wire Talk! This week, Karen and Sunny kicked off Wire Talk with a big question: How do I overcome mommy guilt? Make sure you listen to Episode 001 to hear about how Karen manages this feeling and one the question she asks herself every time she feels that way. Listen to Episode 001 here! If you have a question you want Karen to answer on the podcast, make sure you visit birdsonawiremoms.com/askkaren and tune in each week to see if we cover your question. Remember, if you enjoyed this podcast, make sure to subscribe on iTunes and leave us a review!  Thank you moms, have a great day!<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/KEhmdTxLzlQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 14, 2016
WT 001: How Do I Overcome Mommy Guilt?
The feelings of guilt are REAL. I like to ask myself the question, “Have I committed a sin?”<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wire-talk-with-karen-stubbs-birds-on-a-wire/~4/g5OQ45m47nE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 09, 2016