Families Matter Most

By Jenn Dean

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The best way to teach kids is to reach their hearts. Family Coach Jenn Dean shares practical tools to connect with your kids to get real results and encourage you to keep trying when it's tough.

Episode Date
Ep 64 Four Simple Ways to not Gain Weight

These four hacks are so easy you don’t even have to think about it. 

Anybody can do them. You’ll be able to lose a bit of weight, or at least avoid gaining weight, just by implementing these science backed and proven tips.

What are these amazing tricks, you ask? Listen to today's podcast to find out all about these hacks.


For more on this check out www.familiesmattermost.com

Nov 24, 2021
Ep 63 Don't Quit On What You're Called To Do

Team, we have achieved our goal of 40,000 podcasts!!!

On this podcast I threw my notes away and I’m just sharing from my heart.


I want to encourage you to keep pressing forward in whatever you’re called to do- it’ll be worth it, I promise! 


Don’t quit on yourself, even if nobody sees you. 


I see you

and I’m cheering for you! 


And… to celebrate this community I want to give away some free coaching for those that really want it but can’t afford it. I’ve been there, and I want to give back! 

Nominate someone (or yourself) privately by emailing me at familiesmattermost@gmail.com or sending me a private message @familiesmattermost on Instagram or Facebook. 

Nov 10, 2021
Ep 62 The 3 Pitfalls of Parenting

Are you an angry person? Do you feel overwhelmed? Today, you'll gain some new tools in the areas that trip you up so you can reduce your own anger, stop feeling so overwhelmed and stay true to yourself.

You'll also like:

#61 Dealing with Stressful Situations

#56 Three Things to Never Say to Your Kids

#17 Truth Bombs from a Husband

You should feel comfortable in your own skin. You can finally lose the weight and keep if off, even if you've never been able to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The truth is, you probably can't do it on your own. Fact: this is my jam- you will get results! Email me to see if private or small group coaching would be best for you! 

Interested in a FREE STRATEGY CALL? Book in a trial session to get real results, even if you've never done anything like this before! You can work on parenting issues, increase your confidence or deal with those insecurities that keep creeping in. You should feel confident in who you are as a person and a parent.

Book that free session HERE! 

Oct 27, 2021
Ep 61 Dealing with Stressful Situations

Podcast Episode #61: Dealing With Stress


How do you deal with stressful situations? 

I thought it might be helpful for you to know how I succeed, and fail!  

I know all the right things to do, but it’s really hard to take those thoughts captive when fear and stress are overwhelming. 

I had an incident recently where I was worried about a close family member, and my brain wanted to go to the worst possible conclusions. I’m going to walk you through my own wellness strategies in hopes that you can keep making progress dealing with stress.

These podcast episodes will help too:

#39 You Are A Limited Resource Pt1

#40 You Are A Limited Resource Pt2

#45 The Three Lies

Oct 13, 2021
Ep 60 Letting Go of BIG Emotions

Do you ever catch yourself stuck in a negative thought spiral? One critical thought sets you off and next thing you know you’re a bad parent, terrible spouse, and you’re failing at life! Learn how to stop the negative thinking, learn from mistakes, approach conflict, and apologize well. I want to help you learn from life, move on, and let it go.

For More Information check out www.familiesmattermost.com

Sep 30, 2021
Ep 59 Ten Pounds Down

On the fence?

This isn’t for you  if you think maybe you’ll give losing weight a try.


This is for you if you desperately want to feel stronger and lighter, inside and out. 

This is for you if you’ve had success in the past but it didn’t last.

This is for you if you already know what to do- you just need someone to hold you accountable to actually do.the.things! 


Jenn Dean is a Life Coach, Personal Trainer and trained in Nutrition Periodization strategies. After researching what science and studies have produced the best long term results, Jenn has broken it down into easy manageable steps to help you succeed! 


Tell me you’re ready to change your life! 

Want to learn more? www.familiesmattermost.com 

Sep 15, 2021
Ep 58 Three Questions to Calm the Conflict

Are you tired, cranky, and overwhelmed? I have three questions for you to memorize for these moments to help decrease the conflict in your home.

These questions are for after the conflict. To wrap up the conflict, while helping kids take responsibility and learn self-control. Would you love it if your child came to you and took responsibility instead of blaming? This works!

Want to have more joy and peace at home? This will help, these questions are great for your parenting tool box. 


Looking for more from Families Matter Most? Check out www.familiesmattermost.com


Podcasts with similar topics:

Teaching Littles Self- Control

Three Things to Never Say to Your Kids

Seven Year Olds


Sep 08, 2021
Ep 57 Help! Why Has My Kid Suddenly Changed?

Help! What happened to my kid?!


Out of nowhere, it seems your child has been replaced. Your sweet, agreeable little one is now challenging you. They’re moody and sensitive. If they are in Grade 6 or older, they’re experiencing the adolescent “angst” that makes this season of life so difficult for our kids. 

Let’s help our kids as they journey towards acceptance and belonging. 


Click here to go to the podcast page of Families Matter Most for some great discussion questions along with an activity you can do with your adolescent to develop self-acceptance. 

Did You Like This Podcast Check Out these similar podcasts:

Teaching Littles Self Control

Three Things to Never Say to Your Kids

Teaching Kids Chores (Part 1)

Raising Teens (Part 1)

Raising Teens (Part 2)






Aug 05, 2021
Ep 56 Teaching 'Littles' Self-Control

They just won’t do it. It doesn’t matter what I do, they just won’t do it. Is this you? Self- Control is so important. Being in control of oneself is tough, we as adults still struggle in this area.

And your littles can start working on this, with your help. As soon as your baby can sit up, you can start teaching your children self- control.  Imagine, your kids never having to lose control. Never having to say I’m sorry I lost control. I’m sharing my tools for little’s to learn self-control.


Has this been helpful, for more check out www.familiesmattermost.com


Interested in more podcasts:


Mealtimes & Nutrition with Lacey Engel

Baby Sign Language with Jessica

Dealing with Hard Kids

Stages of Development with Jori Stockdale


Mom Guilt with Karen Kostron

Jul 21, 2021
Ep 55 Self Sabotage

Think about a good thing in your life. Something you're really proud of. Something you’ve accomplished recently… and BOOM! Did you notice the negative thought that immediately follows the positive one?  “Yeah, sure the kids had a great day, but you’ll never get two days in a row!” Or, “Yes you did a great job at work, but it’s only a matter of time before you fail.” “You stuck to your health goals today, but you can’t live like this forever”. “You were calm and peaceful today, but it will never stick!” This podcast is all about how to stop sabotaging our wins. Get some practical tools for yourself and your kids! 

For more about Families Matter Most go to our website, www.familiesmattermost.com

Similar Podcasts:

Three Things to Get Through Hard Times

Feeling Overwhelmed

You Are A Limited Resource


Jul 08, 2021
Ep 54 Tying Strings to Build Connections

Want to transform your home?  

If you apply this philosophy today, your kids will respond immediately. 

It’s called Tying Strings, and it’s a metaphor for building great relationships no matter what age your kids are. This way of looking at connecting with your kids will help you be intentional when the kids are behaving great, but I’ll also share how this can help you even when you have to discipline. Go tie some strings! 

Want to learn more about Families Matter Most? www.familiesmattermost.com 


Similar Podcast Topics:

Three Things to Never Say to Your Kids

Raising Resilient Kids

Helping Kids Fail Forward

Sibling Rivalry 

Hard Kids





Jun 23, 2021
Ep 53 Three Things to Never Say to Your Kids

Do you struggle with what to say to your kids?  As parents we want to love our kids unconditionally, but sometimes our words don’t share that same message to our kids.

 If you have fallen into the trap of saying phrases you regret, I am here to help.

We won’t be just talking about what you shouldn’t say. We will also look at what you SHOULD say to your kids. I’m a mom a get it.  We all want to reach their heart, their core. Let’s do this in a way that will lift up our kids and ourselves!

When we do this properly, we are teaching our children resiliency, the proper way to deal with frustration, and character development.


Want to learn more about Families Matter Most? Check us out at www.familiesmattermost.com


Looking For More Podcasts on this Topic? Check out:

Raising Resilient Kids

Kids Who Use Words As Weapons

Alpha Childen


May 27, 2021
Ep 52 The Imperfect Parent with Dwayne Moffat

Feel overwhelmed? Where do you start? Have you had a day when you look around and realize your marriage isn’t where you want it to be? When you look at your kids and admit that it’s not going so great? My guest on the podcast is Dwayne Moffat of The Imperfect Parent. We talk about the process of personal development and how this actually looks, focusing on three epiphanies that have helped Dwayne reach the hearts of his kids: Communication, Awareness, and Intention.  

Have a listen to our podcast together!

You can check out Dwayne’s Podcast, The Imperfect Parent, or reach out to him over on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imperfectparentpodcast/

May 13, 2021
Ep 51 Three Things to get through Hard Times

What do you do when you’re in a hard season? 


Stress might cause you to explode and take it out on the people around you, or implode and give up altogether. Do you burn up or burn out?


When you’re under pressure, there are three things you need to stay connected to in order to come through it. If you’re in a hard place right now, I need you to focus on these three things only. Everything else can fall apart if it needs to, but these are your lifelines… this is what will get you to the other side eventually.


You need to stay connected to 

  • your peace
  • your purpose, and 
  • your people.


Otherwise, you could end up sabotaging yourself. 

Nothing is worth hurting your relationships, and it’s never too late for your comeback moment. 

   And yes, I’m hearing Rocky music in my head right now :)


In this podcast, let me encourage you to keep focused on what matters most.

Don’t quit! I’m cheering for you!  


Your coach,


Want to learn more www.familiesmattermost.com 

Apr 28, 2021
Ep 50 Five Easy Ways to Get Healthy

What would your life be like if you had more energy? If you had less pain and stiffness? If you slept better at night? If you managed stress and had more patience? Do you think it would affect your parenting and marriage? You bet!  I've done all the fad diets and exercise crazes. I've experimented with macros and muscle fibers, and I've researched the studies to see what is most effective in real people just like you and me.  

Here are five easy tips that will make a difference in your life. Strategies that you can incorporate to help you be comfortable in your own skin and present for the people that you love. 

97% of people can't do this on their own. Book a strategy call with me for free, and let's chat about you.


Apr 13, 2021
Ep 49 Seven Year Olds

I get more emails from parents of 7 year old's than ANY OTHER AGE! 

Kids aged 6-8 experience a unique developmental hurdle and it changes everything- you used to be able to give an instruction, but now there’s constant pushback. Your sweet 4 year old has now become willful and defiant.  Is it like they’ve regressed back into emotional outbursts and tantrums? It feels like you’re in the twilight zone but you’re not crazy! Let me help you reach the hearts of these mysterious kids. Navigate this phase well and it will pay off down the road- I promise!  

Recent Listener Comment: "So I want you to know how much I love and appreciate you. Our home is such a better place because of you and your ministry. I was at a loss as to what to do with my eldest two. Then I remembered the Bean Jar! Got that out and instead of always telling each other when we are wrong, we've spent the last two days catching each other honouring. It's changed the atmosphere." 

Is it time to get some one-on-one help? Let's schedule a FREE strategy call! I'd love to chat! -Jenn Dean



Mar 31, 2021
Ep 48 Should I Give Rewards?

“I shouldn’t have to reward them for something basic like making their bed!” 

In this podcast, let’s break down behavior and come up with strategies to reach our kids hearts. Incentives allow us to teach which behaviors and qualities we want to see more of. The good news is, if we do it right, it will internalize into character that expands into other areas of life.

For More details visit www.familiesmattermost.com for chore ideas, rewards, and more.

Mar 18, 2021
Ep 47 Will Your Kids Be Ready To Launch? (Chores: Part 2)

We have a BONUS podcast this week! 

I’ve received so many great questions about how to get started teaching kids responsibility that I created another podcast to help you! 

Some feedback from parents:

“It’s easy to get overwhelmed and not know where to start, but now I finally have a rough plan. I know it will look differently for each of my kids, but at least I can make sure we get some great life skills started.”

“I wish I knew more when I left home. So it’s encouraging to know that by teaching them some of these skills I’m helping my kids be successful when they head out into the world!”


“My kids are pretty little right now, and I always thought I would teach them when they were older. But after listening to the podcast I realize there’s lots I can do right now, and if I follow her guidelines they’ll be ready when they graduate.” 

If you like the idea of having your family work together but don’t know where to start, I’ve got you! Head over to the podcast page at www.familiesmattermost.com to get your free download titled Ready to Launch: A Checklist of Life Skills. And while you're there, sign up for our emails so you get these kinds of freebies all the time!

Have you ever thought about working on yourself with some coaching? Reach out to me and lets chat! -Jenn Dean

Mar 12, 2021
Ep 46 Teaching Kids Chores (Part 1)

There are so many good reasons kids should have to help out the family with regular work around the house. Learning how to do things you don’t want to do is a fundamental skill for life success! Character qualities like self control and time management are developed when kids are lovingly guided to learn hard work and responsibility, and we want our kids to feel confident when they eventually launch into the world. Diligence and responsibility are only learned by doing, so start implementing daily chores now!

For more details visit www.familiesmattermost.com 

Mar 04, 2021
Ep 45 The Three Lies

Think of a situation where you took something personally: Did you overreact, yell at your kids, or become offended at your spouse? 

Our consistent actions always follow our heart, not our logic.

Our behavior stems from our core beliefs, and if you believe a lie in your heart it will be impossible to make lasting change in our lives. 

Which lie do you believe?

I’m worthless

I’m helpless

I’m unloveable

Learn how these lies affect our relationships and how to remove them. Your freedom is worth it!

For more details visit www.familiesmattermost.com 

Feb 17, 2021
Ep 44 Raising Resilient Kids

When kids face adversity, they can react with anger, tears, or just shut down completely.

Often, our own frustration doesn’t help either! Our kids already know what it feels like to fail. They need to learn resilience. Learn how to reduce the emotions and break down hard things into achievable tasks. With your help, your kid can do hard things.

For more details visit www.familiesmattermost.com 

Feb 03, 2021
Ep 43 Helping Kids Fail Forward

Develop three habits to help kids fail forward.


Do your kids struggle with failure? Tantrums, slamming doors and screaming out insults are common behaviors for kids that struggle with frustration.


How can we help our kids deal with mistakes and failure?


Cultivate a culture in your home that accepts failure, help kids become successful even in the midst of failure and help kids to learn from their mistakes. 

Download a free assessment tool for kids and teens HERE.

Jan 21, 2021
Ep 42 Feeling Overwhelmed?

Are you feeling like life is moving too fast? Is Everything happening all at once? 

The word for this week is overwhelmed.  When we feel stressed and chaos all the time we move into constant overwhelm and will reach burn out- UNLESS we do something to change. 

I have made these changes. I have recently put this into practice in my own life, and you can too.

Would you like a worksheet to go with this week's podcast? Head on over to my website wwwfamiliesmattermost.com under podcast corner to receive a FREE worksheet for this podcast.

Dec 09, 2020
Ep 41 Kids Who Use Words as a Weapon

Some children are skilled at using words.  Early talkers? Great communicator? Argumentative? Liar? Words are their super power, and though some kids can articulate themselves quite well, they quickly learn that words are a tool to manipulate and hurt others. Learn how to create positive habits in your kids, and to encourage them to use their words for good. You have everything you need to be the parent your child needs- you just need a guide! Let me help you reach the hearts of your kids!


For more details visit www.familiesmattermost.com

Nov 25, 2020
Ep 40 You Are a Limited Resource (Part 2)

What are you trying to prove? That you belong? That you are successful? That you deserve to be where you are? That you’re worth it?

Overcome feelings of inadequacy! Reach your goals without feeling like a fraud. Identify the warning signs, learn some tools to climb out of perfectionism and take a healthy step towards self-acceptance. 

For more details visit www.familiesmattermost.com 

Nov 11, 2020
Ep 39 You Are a Limited Resource (Part 1)

You are a limited resource. I’m getting real on the podcast and I hope this is the wake up you need to actually change your mind and be kind to yourself. I want you to live authentically, connect with your kids, and reach your goals. 

Click here for your complimentary mini-session to see how coaching can help you overcome your biggest challenge- yourself.

Oct 28, 2020
Ep 38 Setting Healthy Goals with Jacquelyn

How many times have you said, "This is it, I'm doing it, I'm going to lose weight!"

The first couple of days, you were gung ho and ready to work, but it was tough. The next few days were a grind, but you were determined- and it got tougher. By the end of the week the world was falling apart, nothing was working, everything was a huge struggle and then the brownie buffet came calling. Ever been there?


You're not alone. It is possible to lose weight and live healthier, you just need the right support and better mindset. My special guest, Jacqueline, will explain how she is overcoming the struggles of changing her eating and lifestyle habits. Hear real life examples that will encourage you to live the life you really want!


I help clients overcome what's holding them back to reach their goals. 

If you're ready to do the work like Jacquelyn, let's get you on the waitlist. 


email me at familiesmattermost@gmail.com


-your coach,



Do you love these podcasts?


I would be so grateful if you would take a screenshot or share the link with your sphere of influence. 

Oct 14, 2020
Ep 37 Running a Home Business

Whether you're running a side hustle or a full time business, you might be treating it too much like a hobby to get the results you want. Not having a boss leaning over your shoulder means you can talk yourself into naps, social media spirals, and "working" lunches that are really just an excuse to visit friends. You know I'm right! I'm sharing what I learned the hard way, so you can maximize your time and be the boss of you!

Check out www.familiesmattermost.com  for Private Coaching, or to join our Parent Mastery Program!

This podcast is sponsored By Christine Jensen of Knowledge First Financial. 

Knowledge First Financial is Canada’s largest RESP company, and we have been helping families save for their children’s education for over 50 years. Christine Jensen is local in Regina, but also services the provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Not all RESPs are the same, and Christine offers free video conference consults to help you find a plan that is suitable, affordable and flexible to your family’s ever-changing needs.

To learn more about collecting the government grants and saving for your child’s post-secondary education, just call or text Christine at 639 560 0140.”

Sep 30, 2020
Ep 36 What is Anxiety?

What are the symptoms of anxiety? How is it different from stress?

In this podcast, coach Jenn Dean explains what anxiety feels like and what are the signs that it’s getting worse. She talks about Three Levels of Anxiety- and the symptoms aren’t what you would think! Let’s grow in empathy for ourselves and the people around us.

www.familiesmattermost.com for more details.

Sep 16, 2020
Ep 35 Racism: Special Guest Anthonia Ogundele

Vulnerable conversations are tough. Join mine. 

I interviewed my sister-in-law about her experiences as a Black woman and mother. I'm thankful for Anthonia's honesty. I learned about some of my blind spots. I’m so grateful for her willingness to share her heart when, truthfully, words probably fall flat. I deeply regret that it took me this long to ask these questions, but Anthonia doesn’t want people to feel sorry- she wants us to feel provoked to action against a system that works against her, her daughter and every person of colour. Join me as my family leans in to honest vulnerability.  

Connect with Anthonia's passion: Ethos Lab


For more details visit www.familiesmattermost.com

Aug 13, 2020
Ep 34 Sibling Rivalry (The One on One)

If you will apply this one simple practice in your home, I guarantee you'll reduce the frequency and frustration of conflict and sibling rivalry. Set aside less then an hour a week to do this activity with your kids. 

Go to the website for shownotes and more info:


Jul 13, 2020
Ep 33 Racism: with Dr. Tomi Mitchell

Are you ready to go deeper? In Part 2, we're  answering the question: "What should I do now?" This week Dr Tomi Mitchell returns to answer recent listener questions about racism. Over a month has passed since the murder of George Floyd, and many of you have asked for more from Dr Mitchell.  Tomi gives us some great perspective and answers our questions. Lean into this, and listen with an open heart.



Jul 01, 2020
Ep 32 Racism: with Dr. Tomi Mitchell

As a parent, you will do anything to help your child. You’ll stay up late and get up early. You’ll find a way to make extra money to get them their sports or that music lesson or extra tutoring. But what if it was the colour of their skin that was giving them a disadvantage? Without a doubt, racism exists in Canada. I’ve invited Dr Tomi Mitchell to share her perspective as a black mother, and what she wishes white parents knew. As a mama bear, she has hope that we can create a better future for ALL our children. I know you want that too, so let’s learn from her and then do the work!


www.familiesmattermost.com for more details.

Jun 17, 2020
Ep 31 Alpha Children

This episode is specifically for the parents who are struggling at the end of their rope. Dealing with strong willed children is hard, but it's even harder if your child is an alpha child that craves power. If this is you, if this resonates with you as a parent, I have HOPE. I have HOPE for you going forward, the road of parenting does not have to all be hair pulling, frayed ropes, and frustration. Connecting to your child's heart is possible.  

There is HOPE!



Jun 04, 2020
Ep 30 Stop Doing That!

Learn three big tips to stick to your goals and become the parent you’ve always wanted to be. 

Discover what cravings actually are, how to deal with them in the moment, and what it means to be a healthy person that enjoys their life.



May 21, 2020
Ep. 29 Things That Took Too Long To Figure Out

I wish I knew how much rushing through life would leave regrets. I am determined to do better, and part of my job is helping you notice your blindspots before they happen.

If you are new or an experienced parent these tips will help you enjoy more in parenting. Take a moment and listen, and you know what, if you need to stop the podcast I'm glad you are. I won't say that often. 

Will this matter in years? Is someone calling you out and you cut them off? I'm here to help you navigate parenting with hopefully a little less stress.


www.familiesmattermost.com for more details.

May 06, 2020
Ep 28 Mom Guilt with Karen Kostron

Karen Kostron speaks on the different versions of guilt and exhaustion through parenting. In this season of life day care may not be the mom guilt you are feeling, but maybe it is. Even more than before, as everyone else is isolating you are sending your kid to someone else. Or you are a terrible mom because while at home with your children you are not doing what other at-home mom's are doing? If this is you, Karen has great advice and has walked through the tears. The tears of mom and the tears of children. 

Listen to some great tips for you and your family from Karen Kostron.


www.familiesmattermost.com for more details.

Apr 22, 2020
Ep 27 Reinvent Yourself with Lisa Peters

Guest Speaker Lisa Peters shares how she is going from flatlined businesses to making the changes for success in this season. All while moving from bad mood to positive mood, especially around her children she is wanting to protect.

Lisa Peters is host of Talk of the Town, owner of Eye Inspire Events, and a mother. Life has changed drastically over the last few weeks. And she already has plans for moving forward.

Lisa Peters Live
Lisa Peters Eye Inspire Events
Lisa Peters Facebook
Lisa Peters Instagram
Eye Inspire Instagram @eyeinspireevents 

Apr 02, 2020
Ep 26 Managing Time in a Crisis (Covid 19)

Have you been feeling like you are living in multiple weeks of Saturdays? This can be good for a time, but not forever. Let's use this time well. As a mom, I know I do better when I feel accomplished. So if you haven't yet, listen to my first Covid19 podcast, then join me as we dive deeper in Managing Time in a Crisis.

In this podcast we will look at finding the balance. Doing the things we never had time for. Taking our rest, play, and work to the next step. Where are we currently using our time? What are we needing to remove, change, or distract ourselves from. Let's manage or day together and seize this crisis for the better!



Mar 30, 2020
Ep 25 Suddenly Home Schooling (Covid-19)

Welcome to edit free Jenn Dean, isn't that how life feels right now? We make plans, and throw them out. We try to figure this out and are realizing we are learning way more about ourselves than we expected. Join Jenn as she shares her tips to help families make the most of this self-isolation time in our lives.

Jenn has three things to do each day, and great advice as you walk into this new homeschooling journey.

Mar 24, 2020
Ep 24 Take Your Thoughts Captive

Are thoughts coming into your mind all day long that change your entire day going forward? This episode is for you! Take those negative thoughts captive with tools for changing our thought patterns. Recently I went through this again, where the negative thoughts came back into my life. So if you are like me and know the stuff, but it still happens, this is for you as well.

Thank you to our Personal Sponsor HoneyBook. Are you in need of someone to organize your business? HoneyBook is for you! With pipelines, calendars, bookkeeping, and more your business life just got easier! Use my promotion code for 50% off your HoneyBook subscription. http://share.honeybook.com/jenn62874 



Mar 05, 2020
Ep 23 Warrior with Andrea Schick

Knowing how to help grieving loved ones is incredibly difficult. We fear we might make it worse. We fear we won’t know what to say. Sometimes, our discomfort can paralyze us from doing anything!  Andrea Schick is a Warrior. She has experienced every mother’s worst fear- the loss of her child, Sebastian. In this podcast episode Andrea openly shares her experience and offers us sincere advice on how to help others through all kinds of grief. Even if we’re awkward and uncomfortable, let’s lean into our relationships and be willing to show up for our people. 

Learn more about Sebastian the Warrior and  Warrior 4s! 

Support this initiative that honours Sebastian and helps provide essential needs for families with children in critical care in hospital. 

Make a donation to Sebastian's fund at the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital HERE

Learn about the 2nd Annual Warrior 4s soccer tournament: 

Find warrior4s on Facebook or Instagram or follow @AndreaSchickWarriorWoman 

Feb 20, 2020
Ep 22 Allowances for Allowances

Allowances can be a hard area as a parent. And there is NO foul proof way to do chores and allowances. Jenn shares 3 of the most common Allowance styles parents use. She dives into the pro's and con's of each style and shares which one her family is currently using. Are you confused about allowances and money with your children? Then take a listen for great advice!

Thank you to our Personal Sponsor HoneyBook. Are you in need of someone to organize your business? HoneyBook is for you! With pipelines, calendars, bookkeeping, and more your business life just got easier! Use my promotion code for 50% off your HoneyBook subscription. http://share.honeybook.com/jenn62874 


Jan 29, 2020
Ep 21 Raising Teens Part 3- Love and Respect

As your teen matures, there are typical markers for healthy development that you don't want to miss. While both desire independence, boys tend to want more respect, while girls crave affirmations of unconditional love. Whether your teen is typical to the stereotype or not, we need to honour their own personality and help them become who they were created to be!

If you own a service based side hustle you're going to want this link for 50% off Honeybook Client Management Software! Honeybook has helped save me so.much.time! It manages projects, contracts, payments, communication, and time. It streamlines everything from business inquiry to thank you follow up. Thanks Conexus for being a sponsor of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network! 

Do you want more? Head over to www.familiesmattermost.com and sign up for free email class, take an online course, or get some specialized coaching. You CAN reach the hearts of your kids! 

Jan 15, 2020
Ep 20 Raising Teens Part 2-Snow Ploughs

Do you have a child in the tween or teen years? If so, you need to transition from being a teacher to a coach, and start moving away from lectures and toward mutual discussions. Learn to navigate difficult conversations, and how to respond when your child seems to disagree with everything that's important to you.


Dec 17, 2019
Ep 19 Raising Teens Part 1-Building Fences

Parenting is tough- and just when you think you've figured it out, something changes and you're not reaching our kids hearts the way we used to. Sound familiar? The way we relate to our kids needs to change as they get older. In this podcast, parents of teens learn how to transition from a teacher to a coach.


Dec 04, 2019
Ep 18 Who Do You Think You Are?

Ever wonder how Families Matter Most came to be a thing? Join me in reminiscing through the humble beginnings of a nervous girl with a big dream to help families succeed. 

Want tools to be a better parent? Head over to www.familiesmattermost.com  

Nov 20, 2019
Ep 17 Truth Bombs from a Husband - Teammates (With Sean Dean)

When I say we've learned everything the hard way, I wasn't kidding! This episode we learn from my hero, my husband Sean Dean. He has worked hard over the years to become the amazing father and husband he is today. If your marriage is strong- press in to make it even better. If your marriage is struggling- our hope is to motivate you to do the hard work now. 



Nov 07, 2019
Ep 16 Sisters with Niki

We all have our own weird. But as crazy as this life can be, one thing we know is that we are all better together! In this episode Niki Williams is real and honest in her struggle with depression and thoughts of suicide. You were created with a purpose, and whether you believe it or not- You are worth fighting for!

The Sisters Event is an opportunity to show up in the middle of whatever life we've got going on, and say to each other "I see you!" In addition to a great night of food, prizes, and inspiration, there are options for you to plug into a tribe of women after the event is over.  

Go to familiesmattermost.com for the shownotes and links to the Sisters Event, how to reach Niki and more! 

Oct 30, 2019
Ep 15 Victim to Warrior with Vanessa Mehrer

Mommy guilt is real! In this episode we get to hear from Vanessa Mehrer about that inner struggle transitioning from being career focused to embracing her new role as stay-at-home mom. She’ll teach us how to do it well, or at least do it with flair!  Don’t let yourself fall into a Victim mindset. Instead be a Warrior in every season of life! 

As usual, head over to the website at www.familiesmattermost.com to get pictures and links to everything we're talking about here! 

Oct 23, 2019
Ep 14 Stages of Development with Jori Stockdale

Parenting is really hard! If you’ve ever wondered if you’re ruining your children, you’re not alone. What used to work isn’t anymore, and maybe it’s even hurting your kids. You can feel them emotionally slipping away...

This episode we get to hear from an unbiased outsider who sees everything!

Whether you have preschoolers or teens, you’ll get practical tips on what to expect at each stage in order to reach your child’s heart. Grab a notepad and get ready to learn from the best.

Jori Stockdale is an expert in helping families through stages of development. In this podcast you’ll  learn how to reach the heart of your child specifically related to their stage of development: 

What are the questions our kids are asking at each stage of development? What are the pitfalls we need to avoid? What do they need from us?

No matter how old your kids are, there’s something for you and it’s never too late.

 5 Stages of Development:

  1. Preschool
  2. Elementary
  3. Middle Years
  4. High School
  5. After High School

Parents, whether you’re playing Fortnight or Candyland (the worst game EVER) for the millionth time, remember you’re building up your relational foundation. When they’re in high school or beyond you’ll have equity you can use to speak into their life. So get on the floor with those little humans, watch youtube videos with your middles, take up an interest in their passions and it will absolutely pay off! 

Are you taking the challenge? Surprise your kids at bedtime with a jammie trip out for ice cream. This one is especially fun for older kids! Head out in your pj’s and make some fun family memories this week!


Have a question? Want to check Pastor Jori’s programs? 

See her an email:  pastorjori@reginapp.com

Be sure to head over to the Regina Apostolic Church to sign up for FREE parenting tips.


Resources, Kids & Youth Programs, Free Online Parenting Classes via Email

Here’s a link to the book we talked about in the session. 




Oct 09, 2019
Ep 13 Selfless

Want to change the world?

No, seriously, what if you had a crazy idea to make a movie that would inspire youth to look at themselves differently, but you had literally no idea how to make it happen. Most of us would shrug it off and go back to scrolling Instagram. But not Kim and Meg.

This mother/daughter duo pondered the question,'If a girl lived in the forest with no mirrors, magazines or social media - what would beautiful look like to her and how would she see herself?'

Creating something from nothing, "Selfless the Movie" is a must-watch for every family on the planet. Listen to their incredible story.

Find more links and details at www.familiesmattermost.com


Sep 18, 2019
Ep 12 Being Present with Julie Allan

Jenn is joined by special guest Julie Allan.

They will talk about the 'Circle of Security' and how to be bigger than the problem.



Sep 04, 2019
Ep 05 Spanking (Re-post)

Spanking! Is it ever ok? In this podcast I’m going there…now I want to know what you think. Grab a cup of coffee, and join in the discussion.


Sep 04, 2019
Ep 04 Dealing with Hard Kids (Re-post)

This podcast episode is for every parent who struggles. Encouragement to not give up, to look for ways to reach your child’s heart even when you want to sit on your steps and cry.

If you haven’t already, why don’t you set aside one hour of your time to enjoy my free video workshop on finding Balance. The amount of time and stress it can save you is priceless, but it’s completely free! Just something to love on my people because I want to give you as many tools as possible to help. Look, I get it. Parenting is HARD! I can make it easier. Get your free class here!


Sep 04, 2019
Ep 11 Is It Time You Stopped Procrastinating?

Do you put things off? If so, welcome to the party- I wouldn't have said I was a procrastinator, just extremely productive at unimportant tasks!

I struggled with overwhelm for a long time until I learned how it develops. You see, procrastinators aren't lazy after all. It's not that they don't want to work hard. In fact, they are often perfectionists who insist on excellence. In this episode you'll learn how to become super productive in your work and home life.



Aug 22, 2019
Ep 10 Baby Sign Language with Jessica

Jess from Stay and Play Parenting is my special guest this episode. One of the hardest parts of raising little ones is figuring out what they need. Teaching them some sign language will help you communicate better and reduce the amount of frustrated tears in your kitchen. Also, Jess is open and honest about sharing her own struggles in advocating for a child that needs extra help.

Stay and Play Parenting has a free download with some baby sign lessons to get you started as well as a coupon for her next sign session. Head over to the website at www.familiesmattermost.com

Thanks Jess!

Jul 24, 2019
Ep 09 No Fair! -Expo Facto

Jenn shares three things about parenting that aren’t fair. Sometimes we need to hear the truth, even if it hurts. There are area’s of our life that impact our parenting even if they seem completely unrelated, but in order to raise healthy confident kids we need to go there.


Jul 10, 2019
Ep 08 Mealtimes and Nutrition with Lacey Engel

Jenn interviews special guest Lacey Engel, owner of Beyond Baby Nutrition, to help answer the most often asked questions by parents. How much should our child eat? What if they don’t want to eat their vegetables? Do our kids eat too many carbs? We had a great time recording this one! Head over to the Families Matter Most website for a free download cheat sheet and more bonuses.

Jun 06, 2019
Ep 07 Avoid Two Common Pitfalls in Marriage

Join Jenn and her first guest Valerie Dean from Family Life Canada as they discuss how to avoid two common pitfalls in marriage. No matter how long you've been with your partner, you'll learn something new, and perhaps you'll even decide to travel somewhere beautiful together! This is a win-win for sure.


May 07, 2019
Ep 06 How to Find a Mentor (parenting, marriage or business success!)

Jenn Dean will walk you through the steps to actually find that perfect person to help you succeed in life. Mentors that have time to help you aren't easy to find, but this podcast episode will breaks it down into bite size pieces. If you want help from people who've been successful in whatever is your struggle-take some notes and get busy!


Apr 22, 2019
Ep 03 Mixed Emotions

Your kids deal with big emotions every single day. As they get older, feelings can become even more complicated. Connect with their hearts to help them through.


Mar 24, 2019
Ep 02 Anger

In this episode, Jenn gives some tools to help kids recognize frustration before it leads into anger. You’ll learn how to recognize cues that trouble is brewing, and develop a new perspective on the emotion itself. It’s not so terrible!


Feb 12, 2019
Ep 01 Feelings

This episode teaches about the Circle of Acceptable Feelings. Learn what this is, and how to use it to learn more about your kids- and yourself. When you apply this new tool in your relationship I know you’re going to be surprised by some of the insights you’ll gain! 


Feb 12, 2019