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Happy [almost] Thanksgiving! We are talking about making this Thanksgiving the BEST one yet! Do you remember the ingredient from last week? Last week we talked about awareness and this week we focus in on appreciation. Appreciation: The act of estimating the qualities of things and giving them their proper value. Listen to this week's podcast to le…
 
One reason we love Thanksgiving so much is because of family. Do you enjoy being around your family? This week (and next) we are giving you two ingredients to help Thanksgiving be full of life and connection! Awareness is the word for this week. Want know how to bring joy, love, and connection into your Thanksgiving? We believe it has to do with Go…
 
This November, we are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary! We are spending a little time this week talking about revelations God has given us about marriage over the last 3 decades. We answer questions like: How do you celebrate differences in your spouse? How do you build communication? How do I practice building the marriage relationship lin…
 
The question is not how to control technology. The question is what is going to work best for your family to meet their relational, spiritual, emotional, technological needs of each child in this season of life? We are wrapping up our Technology Podcast Series this week and this might be the best week yet! We wanted to end this series talking about…
 
Is All Technology Bad? WE SAY NO! This week, McKenzie (our 4th daughter) joins us to talk about the connection between relationships and technology. Through her twenties, she has been studying counseling, relationships, and all about connection. She shares so many amazing practical ways parents can connect with their kids through technology. If you…
 
How does technology and family’s culture work? Angie Seedorf, an amazing friend, joins Suz to talk about her perspective of technology. She has 4 boys, ages ranging from 10-17. She is wise and shares GOLD about how their family has created a safe and open environment to talk about technology. In the podcast, Angie shares how to set good guardrails …
 
Do you care more about control or connection? Parents, we are focusing on teens and technology this week and Maddox (our 6th kiddo) joins us to share his perspective. He is 17 going on 45 and he has grown up with technology. He shares about the wrestle each kid in his generation faces when it comes to a healthy relationship with parents and technol…
 
Does it feel like it's you vs. technology (or screens) in your home? Do you constantly fight your kids to stop "screen time"? This week we unpack Kids and Technology in episode #137! Our kids are bombarded by technology and often times they know how to work it better then we do! Listen to Don and Suz share how they have built a culture of relations…
 
Did you hear the news? Basecamp is changing!! Last week we shared how God challenged us to step out in faith and make some changes. This week we share how you can jump into all the new things at Crazy Cool Family! Learn how to use the resources we have! Basecamp: Now free for everyone! Social Media: Connect with us! Our Book: Buy it and be inspired…
 
The reality is, we can’t learn parenting in a week. It’s a journey and we want to come alongside you and drip Godly concepts into you in the coming days, months, and years! So, we have some BIG NEWS!!! BASECAMP is FREE! That's right! In this week's podcast, we share about God's encouragement and challenge to us to step out in faith and make Basecam…
 
Hey Crazy Cool Families, do you want a joy-filled family? This week's podcast in truly inspirational and practical about joy. Join us as we interview Chris Coursey, the author of The Joy Switch. He shares incredible correlations between our brains and our joy. This is an episode you will not want to miss! It is so good we split it into two episodes…
 
This week's episode is the 2nd part of our amazing and insightful interview with Chris Coursey. The author of The Joy Switch and teacher within Thrive Ministries. Chris shares about CARS. Not the driving vehicle... something that will help you slow down and stay relational with your family. Listen to this episode and learn something new about JOY! …
 
As we kick off another school year, we wanted to go over our main tool for creating a Crazy Cool Family! The Family Dashboard is an amazing tool God showed us in our early years of parenting. It's a simple way to evaluate every relationship in your family. Take a listen to this simple but POWERFUL podcast about strengthening your family relational …
 
Are you ready for all the Fall things? This week we talk about how to fill your calendar with valuable Fall activities! Sports, music, art, and so many other options open up to families at this time of year. How do you decide what each kid will do this Fall? Listen as Macy and Don talk about extracurricular activities and how they can bring value t…
 
This Week, we are joined by Michael (5th kid and junior in college) to talk about the College Transition. He loves college and has discovered new passions, found his people, and is living out his God-given purpose. Parents, we say this all the time but you only get so much time with your kids under your roof. Do you have a high school junior or sen…
 
Do you want your kids to be independent? We do! This week we throw it back to a podcast we did in March of 2020. We talk about how to cultivate independence in your kid - no matter what age! All kids rely on parents and it is our job to teach them how to do things on their own. Get dressed, brush teeth, put laundry away, the list goes on! We are th…
 
As much as we love summer, we know August is a transition month. Over the last 30 years, the Mannings have learned a few tricks to make August less stressful and more peaceful for EVERYONE. Do you (parent) act crazy and bring that crazy into your home during August? With all the haircuts, meet the teacher nights, and school supplies to buy - it can…
 
Do you play with your kids? Does it feel like a chore or do you genuinely enjoy playing with them? Our 4th child, McKenzie, joins us this week to talk about the power of play. She is in school becoming a counselor and is learning a lot about play therapy! What if play became more than toys and imagination? What if it involved learning language, dev…
 
This week we dive into joy with Sara Chapple and her new book A Journey to Joy. She shares how about Joy Cultivators and Joy Killers. Do you ever feel like your house is bogged down by complaining, grumbling, or comparison? Sara unpacks her heart behind the book and journal she created to help us cultivate daily joy! If your home is lacking joy, fl…
 
Every kid has emotions and often times parents do not know how to help their kid's process through them. Can you relate? This week's podcast equips all parents with an amazing tool called Tending Your Heart. Charity Rios, the author of My Heart's Garden, shares how her heart healing journey led her to write a children's book. Her freedom is beautif…
 
"What is the balance between encouraging our kids and creating entitlement within them?" Here at CCF, we receive some form of this question on a weekly basis! So many parents want to know how to encourage their kids without "puffing" them up. Today's podcast answers this question AND gives practical signs of entitlement. We also share simple strate…
 
Are you struggling to connect with your teen? Do you want some insight on what they think about you? On today's podcast, Don and Macy talk about Macy's teenage years. Their father-daughter relationship was "tense" to put it kindly. Listen to discover how Don pursued Macy and finally saw breakthrough in their relationship during her teenage years. A…
 
What are good qualities in a dad? What are things every dad care about or aspires to do? Calling all parents! In today's podcast, we hear from Jared Robinson (Macy's husband) and all the Manning men. The conversation stemmed from Father's Day and open discussions about what makes a good dad! Take a listen! We believe you will take away encouragemen…
 
Don is flying solo this week and talking to all the current and future dads. Wives, don't go away! This podcast will give both man and woman several questions to unpack. We all want deep connections with our spouse and kids. What if every dad built a legacy filled with deep relational connection with their family? What would our world look like? Li…
 
We hear parents say all the time, “I am exhausted, spent, or overwhelmed with life!” The question that quickly follows is “how do I do it all?” and we want to say, “You don’t have to!” We give you FULL PERMISSION to take care of yourself. Today, Madeline (2nd daughter) joins me to talk about how as moms, we simply cannot do it all. So, what do we d…
 
It's summer! What are you going to do with the next 104 days? "There’s 104 days in summer vacation and school comes along just to end it. So, annual problem for our generation is finding a good way to spend it...." - Phineas & Ferb The big question for today's podcast is how are we going to spend our 104 days of summer? We want to flip your thinkin…
 
Today we've got JOY! And Judy Brisky! Do you parent with joy? Do you know how to find joy in the midst of all things parenting? "Joy is second in the list of fruits of the Spirit. It is a bi-product of love. It is what we have despite what is going on around us. It is a daily choice to walk in joy!" If you want to experience this kind of joy, click…
 
Are you learning how to be awesome? This podcast unlocks the power of relationships and how to have the best ones possible! The most valuable thing we can invest our time and energy in is people. God's plan is people. How are we going to connect with people to help ourselves become the most awesome parent and ultimately person! You do not want to m…
 
Let us ask you a question: Do you want to be an awesome parent? Or do you just want to be an average one? An awesome one, obviously! In the next 2 podcasts, we are going to talk about key things every parent needs to do to become an awesome parent. It is not as much about what you do, but more about who you surround yourself with. You become who yo…
 
Mother’s Day is coming up! If you didn’t know, Mother’s Day is May 9th and we are taking time this week to celebrate every mom out there! Honoring and celebrating a mom is a big task. How do we do it well? Join us this week as Suzanne talks about the value of seeing mothers and motherhood as a gift. Every day we get to celebrate mothers! Expectatio…
 
Have you ever had a spouse say to you, “Honey, I don’t like your tone?” We have! Often times our tone shuts down a conversation and creates a disconnect. We try and communicate with words, but the tone prevents any connection. Today's podcast unlocks the power of our tone. All relationships are affected by it especially our kids. Tone is connected …
 
Are there certain things you would like to see happen in your home? Things you would like to change but it seems like no matter how hard you try, it doesn’t work? Today's episode unpacks the power of values and how they can create lasting change in your family. We believe you can change the values in your home if you don’t like them! Wanna know how…
 
Today we are talking about a common topic parents share with us a lot! We hear parents say, “My little kids always talk to me, but the older kids (pre-teens through high school) don’t! How do we get them to open up about life?" In this podcast, we explore barriers that prevent openness. We share practical and powerful solutions to breaking down the…
 
The way to have the best life ever is to have interest and hunger for spiritual things! Do you want this for your kids? We do! We hear from parents all the time how their heart’s desire is for their kids to know Jesus. 3 John 1:4 says, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” The conversation we are having tod…
 
Hey Crazy cool listeners! On this week's podcast we finish the Marriage March! All month we have been talking marriage. There are so many ways to strengthen your marriage. This episode we interview the Naked Marriage podcast and authors Dave and Ashley Willis! They are full of supernatural insight when it comes to marriage. We zone in on their new …
 
This week, we continue the marriage march with Larry and Beth Manning. They are Don’s parents and have been married since 1964. They have been married for 67 years! You heard it right, SIXTY-SEVEN! Our kids have been excited about this podcast because we grew up hearing Beth (Meme) and Larry (Grandad) talk about their upbringing and early marriage …
 
We are half way through March. Are you still with us? This week we spent time with Larry and Madeline Jones. We traveled all the way to Arkansas just to hear their wisdom and learnings from their 5 years of marriage! Madeline (the 2nd Manning daughter) and Larry share about marriage with small kids. They have 2 crazy cute kids! Larry and Madeline b…
 
Did you like your first year of marriage? Did you learn a lot about yourself? Would you go back and do it all again? This week of our podcast, we are joined by Macy and Jared Robinson. Macy is the 3rd Manning kid and got married 1 month before the global pandemic started. They share how they have journeyed through marriage ups and downs and what th…
 
It's March! We are taking the whole month to talk about marriage! It's the Marriage March! God loves marriage and designed it with the Gospel at the center! Join us as Don and Suzanne unpack the beauty and struggles within a 30 year marriage. They talk openly about their first decade of marriage and all God taught them through learning to live and …
 
On today’s episode, Suzanne is joined by our 4 daughters. They openly discussed mother/daughter relationships. As women, we are gifts from God, but often our relationships can feel hard. Suzanne asked the girls to share how they grew to be best friends, how she helped or hurt, and how they plan to raise their daughters to be best friends. Join us a…
 
Today we’re talking all about how Crazy Cool Family helps parents just like you! Some people know us from our podcast like you guys. Some people know us from social media. Some people get emails from us. So we want to tell you every way you can connect with Crazy Cool Family. www.crazycoolfamily.com www.instagram.com/crazycoolfamily…
 
In today's podcast, we wrap up the Family Name series by talking about personal buy in. Each kid experienced being a "Manning" in a different way. We unpack how each kid decided the value of being all in and came to appreciate the value of our family. Take some time to be encouraged, challenged, and inspired by our kids. They are the fruit of our l…
 
Who is Ready for Part 2?! Today, in the second part of our podcast series, we talk with our kids about activities and what being a busy family of 9 looks like. We ask them, what activities did we do? How did we do them together? We were a busy family with 7 kids and a lot of people going in different directions. As a family, we found intentional wa…
 
We saved you a seat at our kitchen table! Come on, stay awhile! We are excited to kick off a 3 part series called, The Family Name. All of our kids (yes, all 7) join us to talk culture, connection, and their perspective of family. In today's podcast, we introduce the family, share the good (and bad) experiences, and encourage parents on how to buil…
 
Wow! Today marks our 100th podcast! We are official! We are so thankful for each of you who have been with us through the challenges and changes. We love to imagine you listening and being encouraged. It makes it all worth it! It seems appropriate celebrate our 100th podcast by going over all the Crazy Cool Concepts (CCCs) in our book. We believe t…
 
The Manning kiddos (Macy, Kenzie, & Michael) unpack encouragement and challenges for 2021. The podcast invites parents to be lifelong learners and pursue learning in every season. They zoomed in on reading and encouraged parents to build daily habits around learning from others. This identity and lifestyle will benefit any/every family. Jesus calls…
 
Welcome to 2021! In this podcast, we ask you one simple question: What is the one thing you can do in 2021 to impact your family relationships in a positive way? Relationships are worth it! Jesus said Love the Lord with everything you’ve got and love your family the same way! www.crazycoolfamily.com www.instagram.com/crazycoolfamily…
 
Wrapping up our podcast series on introducing our kids to the real Jesus we end with asking the question How is Jesus better than the world? He is the answer to all of life’s issues. We shared the contrast of the world offers and what Jesus offers with the scripture Galatians 5:19-23. We wrapped up the podcast encouraging parents to boldly ask thei…
 
In this podcast we talk about why we follow Jesus. We share that there are two simple reasons to follow Jesus: Because he gives us the best life now and he gives us the best life forever. Jesus is life-giving and he gives us hope and that makes him worth following. This is a simple podcast but super important. If you can put the two concepts we are…
 
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