030 Parenting On Empty – Challenge Two


David and Tamara throw down another parenting challenge!  This is a challenge to share your past.  Take the time this month to tell your children what life was like when you were a child.  You will also hear some creative ideas on how you can share your history.

029 Parenting On Empty – National (fill in the blank) Day


David and Tamara talk about ways to celebrate  some of the smaller “less significant” times of family life.  They discuss some of the important events in their own family life that they celebrate.

028 Parenting One Empty – Challenge One


Part one of a twelve part series called “Parenting Challenges.”  A very creative and original title, wouldn’t you say?  In this first challenge, David and Tamara talk about the challenge of really listening to your children.  They discuss a specific exercise you can do, which is part of the first parenting challenge.

We would love to hear back from you about how this challenged worked for you.  We’ll keep you posted on how it worked out for us!

027 Parenting On Empty – Traditions


The holidays are just around the corner!  Thanksgiving and Christmas are big events for celebrating traditions.  David and Tamara talk about some of their traditions and the importance of creating family traditions.  Do you have all of your Christmas shopping done?  Maybe that will be a podcast in the future: “How to get all of your Christmas shopping done by October.”  We’ll have to figure out how to do that first.

024 Parenting On Empty – The Truth


“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”    – Thomas Jefferson

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” – Winston Churchill

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain

“You did WHAT?!?” – David and Tamara McGinnis

023 Parenting On Empty – Back To School


There are a lot of options today when it comes to educating your child.  While most people probably choose public school, that option doesn’t neccessarily work for every kid.  Tammy and David talk about how they have educated their children over the years, and what they are doing right now.

022 Parenting On Empty – Bad Knees


Parenting comes with certain physical demands.  What happens when you aren’t physically able to meet those demands?  David and Tamara talk about the issue of physical ailments and how they relate to parenting.  They discuss their own physical issues and how they make adjustments in their parenting.

021 Parenting On Empty – Raising Adults


We sat down with some good friends of ours and had a round table discussion about their philosophy of parenting.  Rene and Bryan have a goal with each of their children; to raise them as complete and independent adults.  We covered a variety of topics and our friends share some creative and fun ideas about how to make daily household chores a fun experience.  Grab a cup of coffee and join our friends, Rene and Bryan, along with Tammy and me as we talk about parenting on empty.