Wire Talk with Karen Stubbs

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Wire Talk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms through the precious, challenging and life-changing journey of motherhood. Karen Stubbs is an author, speaker, and mom mom to four grown children. She's also the founder of Birds on a Wire—a ministry for moms. Hosted by Sunny Williams, Wire Talk with Karen Stubbs offers Godly, practical advice on the topics every mother has questions about mom guilt, our children’s faith, potty-training, divorce, our teenagers dating, the toddler years and more!

Episode Date
WT 158: Preparing Your Senior for College
22:26

On today’s episode Karen and Sunny answer questions from moms with high school seniors getting ready for graduation! We cover enjoying this last summer at home with your child, how often is too often to “check in”, what to expect on move-in day and even how to handle visits home now that your child is living independently at school.

Enjoying Wire Talk? Subscribe and leave us a review in iTunes! For more encouragement on your journey of motherhood, visit www.birdsaonawiremoms.com

Apr 23, 2019
WT 157: Powerful & Positive Red Mamas
25:10

Red moms, this is the episode you've been waiting for! Today Karen tackles your questions and talks about both the positives and the negatives that come along with being a red mom. We discuss anger, identity, and what happens when a red mom and a red child face off. 

Like what you heard? Subscribe and leave a review iTunes. For more encouragement on your journey of motherhood, subscribe and receive Karen's weekly Tips on Motherhood every Tuesday in your inbox!  

Apr 16, 2019
WT 156: Discipline 3.0 - Adolescence & Beyond
26:42

Today we're wrapping up our three part series by answering your questions on what discipline looks like as our kids move into adolescence. Karen explains the key principle that as moms, these are the years when we need to let consequences play out in our kids' lives. We answer questions about a lying daughter, how to address arrogant attitudes, and the role men can play in our sons' life during high school. Plus, find out why a pair of AirPods might just be the thing you need to make it through these years without losing your mind. 

Loving Wire Talk? Leave us a review and subscribe in iTunes! For more encouragement on your journey of motherhood, sign up to receive Karen's weekly Tips on Motherhood email

Apr 09, 2019
WT 155: Discipline 2.0 - The Middle Years
39:24

How do you discipline in the middle years when time outs aren't an effective option any more and your kids are rapidly closing in on adolescence? Tune in to hear Karen's philosophy on the purpose of discipline in these years and hear your questions answered about the discipline situations you are facing with your 6 to 12 year olds. 

Loving Wire Talk? Leave us a review and subscribe in iTunes! For more encouragement on your journey of motherhood, sign up to receive Karen's weekly Tips on Motherhood email

Apr 02, 2019
WT 154: Discipline 1.0 - Laying the Foundation
27:26

What do you do when time outs just aren't cutting it anymore? Join Karen and Sunny today for the first discussion in a three part mini-series all about discipline. We talk about the why behind the how, explain what Karen means when she talks about a child's "currency," and even take a deep dive into the topic of spanking. We hope this episode is a little refresher course on the purpose of discipline and helps you understand the importance of laying a solid foundation during the early years.  

Like what you heard? Subscribe and leave us a review in iTunes! For more resources on motherhood and parenting, visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com   

 

Mar 26, 2019
WT 153: Establishing & Communicating Boundaries
25:32

We all know establishing boundaries is important, but we don't always understand how to communicate those boundaries to those around us. On today's show, Karen helps us understand how to communicate our family boundaries to our children, how to deal with toxic relationships in extended families, and how to stand your ground without feeling guilty. Plus Sunny shares a great tip for taking the pressure off of your child as far as keeping your rules when they head to a friend's home. 

Mommas, we hope this episode brings you great freedom as you parent this week!

For more resources on motherhood and parenting, visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com  

Mar 19, 2019
WT 152: Calm & Peaceful Green Mamas
30:39

We're talking personalities again today, but this time we're discussing YOUR personality, and specifically answering questions from our tender and peace-loving GREEN mamas. Listen to hear the advice Karen has for a green mom worn out by her red and yellow kids, how green moms can thrive in a rainbow of competing family members, and stay tuned to hear Karen share a text she receives in the middle of recording with exciting news about her son! :)  

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For more information on Birds on a Wire and to find all our episodes in an easily searchable format, visit us online at www.birdsonawiremoms.com/podcast 

Mar 12, 2019
WT 151: Sibling Rivalry
28:55

Do your bickering kids drive you nuts some days? You're in good company, momma! On today's episode Karen and Sunny answer your questions all about sibling relationships, rivalry, and the inevitable run-ins that happen when you have more than one child in your family. 

Like what you heard? Subscribe today so you never miss an episode and if you're a fan of Wire Talk - leave us a review in iTunes so other moms can find the show! 

For more encouragement on your journey of motherhood, visit us at www.birdsonawiremoms.com 

Mar 05, 2019
WT 150: To Grow or Not To Grow?
20:26

How do you know when your family is complete? On today's episode of Wire Talk Karen and Sunny answer questions about family planning, infertility, and what it looks like to seek God in prayer when it comes to His plans for your future family. 

Love Wire Talk? Leave a review so that more moms can find us and be encouraged! 

Find more encouragement on your journey of motherhood by visiting www.birdsonawiremoms.com

Feb 26, 2019
WT 149: Teens & Dating with Karen and Greg Stubbs
33:17

Today Greg Stubbs joins Karen in the studio to talk about how they navigated dating relationships during their children's teenage years. They discuss the boundaries they set for their kids during the dating years, how they handled boyfriends and girlfriends they didn't like, and how they kept the lines of communication open during these important years. 

Like what you heard? Share Wire Talk with a friend or leave us a 5 star review in iTunes. Having great reviews helps other moms find Wire Talk so that as many moms as possible can be encouraged by our episodes! 

Feb 19, 2019
WT 148: Keeping The Spark Alive
24:09

After being married for a while, it's easy to get stuck in a rut. Especially in the busy years between having kids and becoming empty nesters, it’s easy for our weeks to become a blur of dividing kid duties. This week on Wire Talk, Sunny and Karen talk about getting creative for date night, how to find great babysitters and why we should even bother! 

Encouraged by this conversation? Share Wire Talk with a friend and leave us a five-star review in iTunes. 

For more encouragement on your journey of motherhood, visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com

Feb 12, 2019
WT 147: The Truth About Postpartum Depression with Dr. Michele Harding
45:13

Dr. Michelle Harding joins Sunny and Karen in the studio today to share her professional wisdom and personal experience with postpartum depression. We answer your questions about how to recognize PPD, what to do if you're going through PPD, and how we can be good friends to moms around us walking through a season of postpartum depression. As always, we hope you are encouraged by this conversation! 

Like what you heard? Share Wire Talk with your friends and be sure you're subscribed so you always get episodes as soon as they release.

For more encouragement on your journey of motherhood, visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com/email to get Karen's practical tips in your inbox each Tuesday.  

 

Feb 05, 2019
WT 146: Handling Discontment in Marriage
17:40

We all walk down the aisle with hearts full of hope, but a few years and a kid or two down the road, we often discover marriage is more work than we thought it would be. 

On today's episode Karen and Sunny answer questions from moms struggling in their marriages in different ways; wondering how to stay content, how to get on the same page with their spouse, and even what to do when they aren't sure their marriage will survive. We hope this conversation encourages you to choose joy and fight for your marriage, especially when it feels like the hardest thing to do. 

Like what you heard? Subscribe in iTunes so you never miss an episode. For more encouragement on your journey of motherhood, sign up for Karen's weekly email, Notes from the Nest

Jan 23, 2019
WT 145: Little Miss Sunshine - Parenting Your Yellow Child
40:42

Today we're wrapping up our series on the four personality temperaments by answering questions all about "yellow" kids. Yellows are bubbly, affectionate, fun loving...and they can be exhausting! If you've ever wished your child would just stop talking, this is an episode you don't want to skip.

For more advice from Karen on the other personality types, listen to episodes 121, 132 and 136

Like what you heard? Subscribe in iTunes so you never miss an episode! And if you'd like more encouragement on your journey of motherhood, sign up for our weekly email at www.boaw.mom/email

Jan 17, 2019
WT 144: Managing Your Family's Schedule
19:55

These days moms work more hours than ever and are usually the primary keepers of the family schedule. Grocery shopping, doctor's appointments, preparing dinner, driving carpool, buying birthday gifts, folding laundry and oh yeah, for many of us there's a little thing called work, too. We're often looking at our calendars and scratching our heads, wondering how we can control them instead of being controlled by them.

On today's show, Karen and Sunny answer questions about routine, schedules and managing the busyness that accompanies family life. We hope you're encouraged by a tip to help calm the chaos and as always, reminded that you are not alone! 

Like what you heard? Subscribe today and leave a written review for us in iTunes! 

For more encouragement on your journey of motherhood, sign up for our weekly Tips on Motherhood email at www.boaw.mom/email 

Jan 10, 2019
WT 143: How to Lead Other Moms Well
30:38

Did you know moms all over the U.S. and even across the world gather together weekly or monthly in small groups to learn from Birds on a Wire studies together? On today's Wire Talk we're answering questions from moms who host BOAW groups. Everything from, "how do I get a new group going?" and "how can I get moms to open up?" to "what do I do when I need a break from leading but don't want the group to end?" Tune in to hear the advice Karen has for our BOAW host moms - maybe you'll be inspired to host a BOAW group yourself! 

Like what you heard? Learn more about Birds on a Wire small groups here: www.birdsonawiremoms.com/groups.

For more encouragement on your journey of motherhood, subscribe to receive Karen's weekly Tips on Motherhood email

Jan 02, 2019
WT 142: Delighting in the Holidays
21:00

It’s our last episode of 2018 and this year we are doing something we have never done before. Wire Talk is taking some time off! We wanted to take the advice we are always giving moms, and take a break from our usual routine so we can spend the time in between Christmas and New Year's Day resting and enjoying our families. Enjoy this episode all about the holidays and we'll see you back here in 2019!

Did you enjoy this episode? Leave us a review and let us know! For more encouragement and advice for your journey of motherhood, visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com/weeklyemail and subscribe to receive Karen's Tips on Motherhood email each Tuesday. 

Dec 12, 2018
WT 141: Parenting When Your Spouse is Often Away
28:08

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. 

Like what you heard? Subscribe and leave us a review in iTunes! 

For more encouragement on your journey of motherhood, head over to www.birdsonawiremoms.com/weeklyemail to get Karen's Tips on Motherhood delivered directly to your inbox each Tuesday. 

Dec 04, 2018
WT 140: The Emotional World of Kids with special guest David Thomas
37:45

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. 

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Dec 03, 2018
WT 139: Surviving the Chaos of the Toddler Years
31:25

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 we 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! 

If you enjoyed what you heard, head to www.birdsonawiremoms.com for more encouragement on your daily journey of motherhood. And don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes! 

Nov 26, 2018
WT 138: Can You Help Me Navigate The Grandparents?
21:15

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. 

Like what you heard? Subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave a review so other moms can find Wire Talk! 

Visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com for more encouragement on your journey of motherhood.

Nov 13, 2018
WT 137: Teen Mental Health & Suicide Risk Factors with special guest Debbie Causey
01:11:53

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. 

For more equipping on your journey of motherhood, visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com and subscribe to Wire Talk so you never miss an episode! 

 

Nov 12, 2018
WT 136: Help! My "Blue" Kid Is Making Me Melancholy
37:41

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! 

If you enjoyed this show, why not subscribe so that you never miss an episode?! You can also visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com and sign up for our weekly Tips on Motherhood email for more practical advice delivered to your inbox each Tuesday.

Nov 05, 2018
WT 135: How Do I Teach My Kids Gratitude?
22:54

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! 

Did you enjoy this episode? Subscribe and leave a review so other moms can find Wire Talk! Visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com for more encouragement on your journey of motherhood. 

Oct 29, 2018
WT 134: Understanding Sensory Based Behavior with Occupational Therapist Christy Bennett
55:20

Mother and occupational therapist Christy Bennett joins Sunny and Karen in this episode to dive into sensory based behavior. We discuss what sensory behaviors are and how to provide the sensory stimulus (or lack thereof) that your child is craving. Christy also answers your questions on how to talk to teachers about your child's specific needs and how parents can advocate for their child in the school system and in situations with other adults (coaches, church leaders, etc.) 

Like what you heard? Visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com for more encouragement on your journey of motherhood and subscribe to our weekly email for Karen's Tips on Motherhood delivered directly to your inbox each Tuesday! 

Oct 22, 2018
WT 133: What Do I Do About Mean Girls?
22:31

We may love to quote Lindsay Lohan in Mean Girls, but no one thinks it's funny when you encounter a real-life mean girl. 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. 

If you loved this episode, leave a review and be sure you're subscribed so you never miss a week of Wire Talk!

For more encouragement on your journey of motherhood, visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com/weeklyemail for Karen's Tips delivered straight to your inbox each week. :) 

Oct 09, 2018
WT 132: Gaining Understanding of Our 'Greens'
34:33

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. 

Like what you heard? Visit Birds on Wire online for more encouragement on your journey of motherhood. 

Oct 07, 2018
WT 131: Intimacy After Babies with special guest Dr. Mike Sytsma
49:58

Today we have a much anticipated episode for you! With us in the Nest studio is Dr. Mike Sytsma. Dr. Mike has been a break-out speaker the past several years at our annual Soar Conference. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia, a Certified Sex Therapist, and a Certified Sexual Addictions Specialist. He's also an ordained minister who is passionate about marriage and helping couples grow in their marriage.

We are so glad he is hear to provide expert level advice and answers to your questions moms about Intimacy After Babies. Dr. Mike thank you for joining us!

Visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com for more encouragement on your journey of motherhood and don't forget to subscribe and leave a review in iTunes! Your review helps us reach more moms! ;)

Oct 01, 2018
WT 130: How Do I Create a Peaceful Home? [RE-AIR]
41:50

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.

If you enjoyed this episode, head over to www.birdsonawiremoms.com/weeklyemail to have encouragement delivered straight to your inbox each week! 

Sep 21, 2018
WT 129: How Do I Re-Connect with My Spouse After Kids? [RE-AIR]
44:01

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! 

Sep 17, 2018
WT 128: How Do I Create A Balanced Life? [RE-AIR]
36:56

How do you keep a balance between kids, marriage, work, spirituality, and time for yourself? On today's re-broadcast of a Wire Talk favorite, Karen tackles a broad variety of questions moms constantly ask. Is balance possible? And what does a balanced life even look like? Tune in to hear Karen's straightforward advice as always! 

Like what you heard? Visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com/weeklyemail for encouragement delivered directly to your inbox every Tuesday morning. 

Sep 07, 2018
WT 127: How Do I Overcome Mommy Guilt? [RE-AIR]
23:23

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!

For more encouragement on your daily journey of motherhood, visit us at www.birdsonawiremoms.com and subscribe so you never miss an episode of Wire Talk! 

Sep 04, 2018
WT 126: Can You Please Help Me Get Some Sleep?
24:04

If anything is a universal experience among mothers, it's sleep deprivation. Whether you're nursing through the night, have a toddler who climbs into your bed too early in the morning or you're staying up late to take advantage of a finally quiet home ... moms know what it's like to miss out on sleep. 

Listen in for Karen and Sunny's practical advice on how to get the sleep both you and your kids need! 

Like what you heard? Visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com for more encouragement for your daily journey of motherhood. 

Aug 28, 2018
WT 125: How Do I Handle My Sweet Little Liar?
26:45

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.

Aug 21, 2018
WT 124: Managing the Homefront
28:01

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. We love that Karen tells one mom to let it go, one mom to ask for help and one mom to get a maid! Stay tuned 'til the end to hear Karen's #1 hack for keeping your house tidy.

Like what you heard? Visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com for more encouragement on your journey of motherhood. 

Aug 13, 2018
WT 123: Back to School
19:50

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.

For more encouragement on your journey of motherhood, visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com and subscribe to Karen's weekly Tips on Motherhood email. 

Aug 06, 2018
WT 122: Finding Your Purpose with Candace Cameron Bure
32:24

We've got a fun one for you today moms! Candace Cameron Bure, actress, mom and as she often points out, first and foremost a follower of Jesus, joins us to talk about faith and family. 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. 

If you like what you've heard, subscribe in iTunes! And don't forget to leave a review and let other moms know why you love Wire Talk. 

For more encouragement on your journey of motherhood, visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com 

Jul 25, 2018
WT 121: How Do I Parent My "Red" Strong-Willed Child?
28:53

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. 

Like what you heard? Visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com for more encouragement for your journey of motherhood. And don't forget to leave us a review and subscribe to the podcast! Reviews help other moms find us! 

Jul 21, 2018
WT 120: When Multiple Personalities Collide
28:20

On today's show we talk about what happens when all of your darling children’s personalities collide. We talk about the fighting and bickering that is so common among siblings as well as how we moms can give to each of our children so they feel known and loved. Karen and Sunny chat about what it feels like to be the mom caught in the middle and offer their insights into how we can maintain a peaceful home in the midst of what often feels like chaos. 

If you like what you heard, subscribe in iTunes and leave a review to help other moms find Wire Talk! 

For more encouragement on your journey of motherhood, visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com and sign up for Karen's weekly Tips on Motherhood emails. 

Jul 15, 2018
WT 119: How Do I Communicate Well With My Mom (Or My Mother-In-Law!) About My Kids?
27:51

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 your kids 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!

 

Like what you heard? Visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com for more encouragement on your journey of motherhood. And don't forget to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review if you are loving Wire Talk! 

Jul 10, 2018
WT 118: I Want It All & I Want It Now
38:32

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.

If you like what you heard, subscribe in iTunes so you never miss an episode! And sign up for weekly encouragement in your inbox by visiting www.birdsonawiremoms.com

Jul 02, 2018
WT 117: Why Is Mom Life So Lonely?
23:47

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! 

Jun 25, 2018
WT 116: Technology & Your Kids with special guest Tom Shefchunas
56:13

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!

Visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com for more encouragement on your journey of motherhood. And, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

Jun 11, 2018
WT 115: Honoring Dad with special guest Greg Stubbs
32:07

In honor of Father’s Day next weekend (hint hint ladies) today on Wire Talk 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

Jun 08, 2018
WT 114: How To Survive Summer
23:09

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. 

Jun 04, 2018
WT 113: I Want To Do It All, But I'm Just SO Tired
19:57

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?

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May 29, 2018
WT 112: Anxiety in Motherhood with Special Guest Dr. Emily Shupert
38:12

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! 

May 21, 2018
WT 111: Raising Older Girls
26:40

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. 

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Visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com for more encouragement in your mom world!  

 

May 14, 2018
WT 110: Raising Little Girls
26:18

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!  

May 07, 2018
WT 109: Raising Older Boys
28:13

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! 

Apr 30, 2018
WT 108: Raising Little Boys
23:59

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! 

Apr 19, 2018
WT 107: Handling Conflict With Our Husbands
27:56

Today's episode is all about spouses and how we handle conflict with them. 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!

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! 

 

Apr 16, 2018
WT 106: Raising a Child with Special Needs (with guest Kimber Burgess)
33:09

Today we are speaking with Kimber Burgess, a friend of the show and incredible mom raising a child with special needs. We know many of you also have a child with special needs and we hope this conversation encourages you. This episode is packed with incredible wisdom for us all, including 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! 

Apr 09, 2018
WT 105: Is There A Right Way To Be A Working Mom?
21:19

There's no 'right' way to be a working mom and of course it's not 'wrong' to be a working mom either! 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.

If today's episode encouraged you, visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com for more encouragement on your journey of motherhood. And, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

Mar 30, 2018
WT 104: How Do I Get Through To My Tween
30:49

The middle school years are a time of change and awkwardness that most of us would never willingly return to, but they are also the time when you really start to see the adult your child is going to be emerging. The tween years don’t have to merely be endured, I promise you can enjoy them mom!

Mar 26, 2018
WT 103: How Do You Parent the Kid God Gave You?
28:27

Wire Talk is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Mar 17, 2018
WT 102: How Do I Figure Out What Good Discipline Looks Like?
22:50

Wire Talk is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Mar 06, 2018
WT 101: Where Did All These Mom Emotions Come From?
27:20

Wire Talk is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Mar 05, 2018
WT 100: A Candid Conversation with Karen's Kids
41:38

Wire Talk is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Feb 27, 2018
WT 99: Keeping the Future in Mind
26:19

Wire Talk is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Feb 17, 2018
WT 98: How Do I Get on The Same Page As My Husband?
32:55

Wire Talk is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Feb 06, 2018
WT 97: Navigating the Terrible Twos
22:10

The toddler days are hard and long days. I loved my children and now I look at pictures and think to myself, or my goodness they were so cute! But, teaching, disciplining and training a toddler is no joke. 

Join us for this episode as we take questions from moms all about the toddler years. 

Like what you heard? Visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com/weeklyemail for Karen's Tips on Motherhood delivered straight to your inbox each week! 

Feb 05, 2018
WT 96: How Do I Help My Child Find A Faith of Their Own?
25:29

Wire Talk is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Jan 26, 2018
WT 95: Discipling Your Child's Heart
23:51

Today's episode focuses on how to talk to your child about what is going on inside of their heart and how to address some of the behaviors that don’t necessarily deserve a time out. 

Join us as Karen and Sunny answer your questions and offer their insights into how to disciple your child's heart. 

Like what you heard? Visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com/weeklyemail to get Karen's Tips on Motherhood delivered directly to your inbox each week! 

Jan 22, 2018
WT 94: How Do I Manage My Home Without Going Crazy?
23:44

Wire Talk is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Jan 16, 2018
WT 93: How Can I Be More Intentional in 2018?
34:33

Wire Talk is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Jan 06, 2018
WT 92: How Do I Start a Birds on a Wire Group?
25:39

Wire Talk is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Jan 01, 2018
WT 91: Happy Holidays from Birds on a Wire Pt. 2
22:43

Wire Talk is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Dec 19, 2017
WT 90: Happy Holidays from Birds on a Wire: A Special Note for Moms
18:31

Wire Talk is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Dec 19, 2017
WT 89: How Do I Show My Husband He Matters Too?
24:50

Wire Talk is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Dec 09, 2017
WT 88: How Do I Set Up My Children for Independence?
26:06

Wire Talk is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Nov 30, 2017
WT 87: Should I Pretend Like I Have It All Together?
27:55

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Nov 27, 2017
WT 86: Practicing Gratitude and Preparing Your Heart for the Holidays
21:02

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Nov 20, 2017
WT 85: How Do I Start Dating My Husband Again?
36:59

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Nov 13, 2017
WT 84: Are My Kids Supposed to Turn Out Like Me?
18:15

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Nov 06, 2017
WT 083: My Kids Are Acting Out: What Should I Do?
26:11

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Oct 31, 2017
WT 082: I Didn't Know I Had To Prepare For That: Anticipating The Unexpected
19:07

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Oct 20, 2017
WT 081: What If I’m Not Ready For My Child to Grow Up?
20:15

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Oct 17, 2017
Wire Talk Unplugged: What's Happening at Birds On A Wire
30:49

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Oct 10, 2017
WT 079: How Do I Manage a Growing Family?
25:38

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Oct 02, 2017
WT 078: How To I Manage Life's Schedule?
28:55

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Sep 26, 2017
WT 077: How Do I Cultivate My Child's Character?
25:08

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Sep 19, 2017
WT 076: How Do I Help My Child Deal With Peer Pressure?
22:22

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Sep 12, 2017
WT 075: When Do I Let Them Fail And When Do I Step In?
18:27

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Sep 05, 2017
WT 074: Greg and Karen Stubbs on Parenting, Marriage and Other Lessons From 31 Years Together
42:25

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Aug 29, 2017
WT 073: What Can I Do to Help My Kid's Faith?
25:07

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Aug 22, 2017
WT 072: How Can I Get My Teen's Respect?
30:19

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Aug 15, 2017
WT 071: How Do I Handle My Aging Parents?
18:28

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Aug 08, 2017
WT 070: How Do I Prepare to Be a New Mom?
22:48

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Aug 01, 2017
WT 069: How Do I Calm Back-to-School Nerves?
23:35

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Jul 25, 2017
WT 068: What If I Don't Feel Like a Good Mom?
25:30

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Jul 18, 2017
WT 067: How Do I Get My Child to Stop Crying?
24:39

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Jul 11, 2017
WT 066: How Do I Start to Focus on Me Again?
24:19

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Jul 04, 2017
WT 065: How Do I Deal With Social Media Comparisons?
23:44

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Jun 27, 2017
WT 064: How Do I Find My Passion Again?
32:59

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Jun 20, 2017
WT 063: How Do I Get Through Losing a Pregnancy or Child?
41:09

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Jun 13, 2017
WT 062: How Do I Survive and Thrive in the Summer?
24:41

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Jun 06, 2017
WT 061: Sandra Stanley's 5 Things You Need to Know About Fostering
35:06

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

May 30, 2017
WT 060: What Are The Different Personality Colors?
34:24

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

May 23, 2017
WT 059: How Do I Apologize to My Kids?
30:55

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

May 16, 2017
WT 058: Why Is Everything a Fight?
34:04

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

May 09, 2017
WT 057: School's Out for Summer: How Do I Care for My Kids?
27:26

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

May 02, 2017
WT 056: How Do I Make Each Child Feel Like a Priority?
27:02

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Apr 25, 2017
WT 055: Will the Attachment Phase Ever Stop?
36:32

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Apr 18, 2017
WT 054: How Do I Manage the Busyness of Spring?
35:35

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Apr 11, 2017
WT 053: How Do I Create and Maintain Family Values?
35:29

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Apr 04, 2017
WT 052: How Do I Parent My Growing Teenager?
35:24

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Mar 28, 2017
WT 051: I'm a New Parent: What Do I Need to Know?
40:09

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Mar 21, 2017
WT 050: 5 Things You Asked About Karen
21:58

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Mar 10, 2017
WT 049: How Do I Build Friends as an Adult?
35:46

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Mar 06, 2017
WT 048: What Do I Do About Mommy Guilt?
30:18

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Feb 28, 2017
WT 046: How Do I Raise Self-Disciplined Kids?
34:14

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Feb 13, 2017
WT 047: How Should I Parent My Grown Children?
46:09

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Feb 13, 2017
WT 045: How Can I Inspire My Family to Help Me More?
33:34

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Feb 07, 2017
WT 044: How Do I Create a Peaceful Home?
39:19

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Jan 31, 2017
WT 043: Dealing with Divorce
38:57

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Jan 24, 2017
WT 042: How Do I Manage Being a Working Mom?
39:18

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Jan 16, 2017
WT 041: How Can I Manage Being a Stay at Home Mom?
32:22

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Jan 10, 2017
WT 040: How Do I Start 2017 Off Right?
34:06

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Jan 03, 2017
WT 039: How Do I Make Next Year Different?
33:45

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Dec 27, 2016
WT 038: Holiday Special: Encouragement for Moms
10:59

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Dec 21, 2016
WT 037: How Do I Teach My Kids the Importance of Christmas?
34:11

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Dec 13, 2016
WT 036: How Do I Reconnect With My Husband?
42:15

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Dec 06, 2016
WT 036: How Do I Reconnect With My Husband?
42:15

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Dec 06, 2016
WT 035: Can You Help Me Understand My Toddler?
37:32

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Nov 29, 2016
WT 034: How Do I Make the Holidays Run Smoothly?
43:59

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Nov 22, 2016
WT 033: How Do I Stay Motivated?
34:23

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Nov 15, 2016
WT 032: What If I Don't Like My Child's Friends?
29:45

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Nov 08, 2016
WT 030: How Do I Teach My Kids About Money?
30:47

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Oct 28, 2016
WT 030: The Top 10 Questions Moms Ask Karen
30:05

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Oct 25, 2016
WT 029: How Do I Talk to My Kids About Sex?
35:08

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Oct 18, 2016
WT 028: How Do I Create a Balanced Life?
35:14

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Oct 11, 2016
WT 027: Should I Be My Child's Parent or Friend?
30:35

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Oct 07, 2016
WT Anniversary Special: The Story of Birds on a Wire
24:40

This month Birds on a Wire is celebrating our 5th birthday! Listen in as Karen and Sunny talk about how Birds on a Wire started and what their hopes are for the future of this ministry. 

Like what you heard? Head over to www.birdsonawiremoms.com for more encouragement on your daily journey of motherhood. And don't forget to subscribe in iTunes or your favorite podcast app and give us a 5 star review! 

Oct 04, 2016
WT 026: How Do I Overcome Fear?
45:22

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Sep 27, 2016
WT 025: How Do I Parent a Kid in College?
24:55

If you were one of the many parents—like Karen—who dropped their child off at college last month, the sad emotions might be fading and you might be left wondering: wait, how do I parent a kid in college?

 

Sep 20, 2016
WT 024: How Do I Handle Kids and Bullying?
43:38

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Sep 13, 2016
WT 023: How Do I Set Limits on Technology
30:14

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Sep 06, 2016
WT 022: How Can I Stop Comparing Myself to Other Moms?
31:14

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Aug 30, 2016
WT 021: How Do I Get Ready for a Busy Year?
29:04

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey. © 2016 Birds on a Wire

Aug 19, 2016
Wire Talk 020: How Do I Stop Resenting My Husband?
42:46

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Aug 11, 2016
Wire Talk 019: How Do I Prevent Sibling Rivalry?
34:41

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Aug 09, 2016
Wire Talk 018: How Do I Prepare for Back-to-School?
41:05

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Aug 02, 2016
WT 017: What Should I Know About the Elementary School Years?
29:56

It's almost back-to-school time for your elementary schoolers! The elementary years can be tricky—all of a sudden your babies seem to turn into little adults! So how do you handle busy schedules, sleepovers with friends, allowance, and the new responsibility of homework? Karen covers all of that and more on today's episode of Wire Talk!

Jul 26, 2016
Wire Talk 016: How Do I Handle My In-Laws?
27:45

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Jul 19, 2016
Wire Talk 015: How Do I Parent Different Personality Types?
33:35

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Jul 12, 2016
Wire Talk 014: What Are Your Tips for Summer Vacation?
33:58

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Jul 05, 2016
Wire Talk 013: How Do I Parent All My Kids Equally?
26:20

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Jun 28, 2016
Wire Talk 012: How Do I Raise My Son?
26:57

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Jun 20, 2016
WT 011: How Do I Raise My Daughter
30:45

Wire Talk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Jun 14, 2016
WT 010: Single Parenting: How Do I Do This On My Own?
33:03

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Jun 07, 2016
WT 009: How Do I Help My Kids Handle Our Divorce?
25:15

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

May 30, 2016
WT 008: What Do I Need to Know About Raising My Teenager?
25:40

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

May 24, 2016
Wire Talk 007: How Do I Keep My Marriage a Priority?
24:58

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

May 17, 2016
Wire Talk 006: Am I Making the Right Decisions For My Newborn?
20:50

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

May 09, 2016
WT 5: Is 'Me Time' Really That Important?
22:30

Being a mom is a very servant-oriented job and it’s very easy to get lost in the shuffle. On today's episode, Karen and Sunny talk about the importance of prioritizing self-care and answer your questions about how to make sure your needs don't get buried while caring for your family. 

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May 02, 2016
Wire Talk 004: What's the Best Way to Discipline My Kids?
25:39

Wire Talk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Apr 28, 2016
WT 003: Will We Ever Survive the Toddler Years?
24:12

WireTalk with Karen Stubbs is a podcast designed to encourage and equip moms by answering your questions about motherhood, hopefully helping you maintain your faithfulness to God while experiencing a peaceful life on your journey.

Apr 26, 2016
WT Bonus: Meet Sunny
03:30

Meet Wire Talk's host, Sunny Williams! Sunny shares her story of how she met Karen and got connected with the Birds on a Wire Ministry. Find out why she thinks the saying "It takes a village" is true and why she's so excited to be part of Wire Talk with Karen Stubbs!

Apr 21, 2016
WireTalk 002: How Do I Help My Child Grow Their Faith?
22:52

On this episode of Wire Talk, Karen and Sunny talk about a topic of eternal matters: How Do I Help Grow My Child's Faith?

This is something all Christian moms hope and pray for their children, but sometimes we don't know how to begin going about it. Karen and Sunny bring warmth, wisdom as they answer your questions about this topic.

Apr 19, 2016
WT Bonus Episode: Meet Karen Stubbs
03:45

Meet Wire Talk's own Karen Stubbs! Learn about why she started the Birds on a Wire Ministry, how many kids she has, and how excited she is to talk with you each week during Wire Talk.

Apr 14, 2016
WT 001: How Do I Overcome Mommy Guilt?
20:46

On this episode of Wire Talk, Karen and Sunny talk about one of the most common issues that moms face: Mommy guilt. 

Karen talks about how she's experienced mommy guilt in the past, and how she manages it in the present. Karen also offers her opinions on if moms should feel guilty asking for help, dropping kids off at child care, or telling your kids to stop talking for a few moments when you're in the car.  

Apr 12, 2016