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‘Afternoons With Joy’ Category Archive

The Secret To Talking To Your Kids About Worry

Dealing with a pandemic caused higher levels of worry in all of us, including our kids! Dr. Josh Straub shares the secret to getting your kids to open up about their fears and the necessary techniques needed to respond. The tools he shares are also applicable for us as we navigate our own worries. Straub’s words of wisdom come from his new children’s book called “What Do I Do With Worry?”  At 11:15 “Neurobiological research… … Continue reading

3 Reasons Why You Need to Start Taking Selfies With Your Kids Today

Almost a year old, how had this already happened? As I scrolled through my phone studying each precious photo of my baby boy from the last year, I noticed one thing was missing…ME! In order to not miss a moment of my precious baby’s development,  I am constantly pulling out my camera to snap photos and create memories. However, being behind the camera means that I have very few photos of myself with my son.… … Continue reading

Why “A Week Away” Could Be Your Family’s New Favorite Movie

If you are a fan of musicals and Christian music from the 90s this is the perfect movie for you! “A Week Away” will have you singing along and reminiscing about your own summer camp days. Alan Powell is the cowriter and producer of the film and shares what inspired such a unique movie. Plus find out how he chose which classic Christian songs would be featured in the film! … Continue reading

Struggling to Sleep? 5 Habits to Get You Dreaming

My alarm clock glared 1:30am again. Ugh! Why could I not sleep through the night like my husband? As a recovering insomniac, I’ve tried it all. Sleep and I have not been friends for years. With the stress of the last year weighing on us, many people are now struggling with sleeping through the night for the first time. I can fully relate! These 5 things are not full proof, but they are what have… … Continue reading

An Honest Conversation About Postpartum Depression

Talking about your struggles is always easier with a friend. After releasing a video about my postpartum depression, I sat down with Bekah (from the midday show on WayFM) to dig a little deeper. We cover everything from why I decided to share such a personal story to how you can identify if you are dealing with postpartum depression. If you missed my story of postpartum depression, you can find it here:    … Continue reading

Coca-Cola Coffee: Could This Be Your New Morning Beverage?

You love Coca-Cola and you love coffee, but will you love them together? Coca-Cola is definitely no stranger to making great beverages, but coffee is not one they have experimented with much until now. Coca-Cola released a bunch of new coffee drink flavors: Vanilla, Caramel, and Dark Roast. In our experience, these new coffees can be pretty difficult to find, but we got our hands on vanilla! So, for this Taste Test Tuesday, we learn… … Continue reading