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Joyful Parenting

Andrea Taylor

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From Calgary, Alberta, Andrea podcasts each month to share joys, challenges of parenting. She shares resources that are useful to her and she hopes are helpful to others as well. She searches for ways to enjoy parenting even through the challenges. Topics include all things that make parenting more enjoyable including books, music, arts, tv shows (like The Bachelor!), articles and news.

Latest Episodes

Celebrating Diversity: You Be You!

Laura Shiels, from Calgary's Centre for Sexuality, shares practical ways to promote loving and open communication about gender and sexual diversity. There are some great resources for parents and teachers too! Topics include gender, sexual orientation, LGBTQ2 perspectives, and GSAs.

53 MINAUG 11
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Celebrating Diversity: You Be You!

Joyful Parenting Summer Reading

No matter what your reading preferences are, Andrea has a book recommendation for you! Andrea has gathered friends and family to make a variety of suggestions for you and your kids! Keep your children's reading progress up over the summer by following a few very simple evidence-based tips. The episode ends with some great summer car ride songs.

46 MINMAY 31
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Joyful Parenting Summer Reading

April 2019 Motivation

After a not so encouraging e-mail from her son's teacher, Andrea searches for a way to encourage her child to be more self-motivated to apologize and make things right.

18 MINAPR 21
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April 2019 Motivation

Joyful Parenting Cell Phones and Dungeons

Andrea revels in the joy of 5-minute dungeon. A totally fun family game. Wondering about a cell phone for your kids? Andrea decides NO for her kiddo. Looking for free things to do in Calgary this March? Look no further, there is curling in the park, jump rope competitionand First Thursday at the Glenbow.

16 MINFEB 28
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Joyful Parenting Cell Phones and Dungeons

Happy New Year Joyful Parenting

Andrea reflects on the joys of 2018, cell phone use in teens and new year goals (exercise and money). For anyone watching their spending, shegoes on (and on) about the public library. For a night out check out The High Performance Rodeo!

26 MINJAN 14
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Happy New Year Joyful Parenting

Joyful Parenting Making Winter Fun In Calgary

Andrea shares the joys of getting ready to ski in Alberta and some good deals you can find on ski passes for school-aged children. She takes a look at a Harvard University longitudinal study on health and happiness and what it means in everyday life. Listen to the end for cool upcoming events in Calgary including a feminist art and music festival.

40 MIN2018 NOV 10
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Joyful Parenting Making Winter Fun In Calgary

Joyful Parenting, You Can Dance In Alberta

Andrea shares the joys of traveling and Southern Alberta including visiting Blackfoot Crossing and Writing On Stone Provincial Park. She highlights some fun family activities that are coming up this fall. Reflecting on the recent gun shooting in Toronto, Andrea shares her views on the importance of being active on gun control issues through engagement with elected representatives.

26 MIN2018 AUG 23
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Joyful Parenting, You Can Dance In Alberta

Joyfully Parenting In July: Travelling with Kids and Festivals

Andrea talks about the joys of travelling in the summer and visiting family. She checks out the Montreal Jazz Festival with he kids and reflects on how to have a great flight with kids. Listen for a top 10 list on how to get to sleep on a plane. As well, Andrea discusses her plan to help keep her kids safe on the internet. Some great festivals are happening this summer in Calgary. Listen for Andrea's top picks!

25 MIN2018 JUL 8
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Joyfully Parenting In July: Travelling with Kids and Festivals

Joyful Parenting The Joys of June

Camping, traveling, and birthdays, Andrea takes a look at the joys of summer! She takes a look at the dark side too. Ever had to deal with a cranky soccer parent? Andrea did, and she realized shewas one too. You can't talk about parenting without talking about dealing with attitude. Andrea shares a helpful clip that might make you feel more confident to deal with pre-teen attitude. The show ends with some fun, family-friendly arts and culture activities youcan do in Calgary this summer.

24 MIN2018 JUN 11
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Joyful Parenting The Joys of June

Joyful Parenting Ready for Summer

Get summer ready! In this episode, Andrea talks about making going swimming manageable and fun instead of stressful and chaotic. Her parents are special guests to recommend good books for your summer reading. Check out littlefreelibrary.org for information on how to make your own miniaturelibrary/book exchange box.

34 MIN2018 MAY 12
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Joyful Parenting Ready for Summer

Latest Episodes

Celebrating Diversity: You Be You!

Laura Shiels, from Calgary's Centre for Sexuality, shares practical ways to promote loving and open communication about gender and sexual diversity. There are some great resources for parents and teachers too! Topics include gender, sexual orientation, LGBTQ2 perspectives, and GSAs.

53 MINAUG 11
Comments
Celebrating Diversity: You Be You!

Joyful Parenting Summer Reading

No matter what your reading preferences are, Andrea has a book recommendation for you! Andrea has gathered friends and family to make a variety of suggestions for you and your kids! Keep your children's reading progress up over the summer by following a few very simple evidence-based tips. The episode ends with some great summer car ride songs.

46 MINMAY 31
Comments
Joyful Parenting Summer Reading

April 2019 Motivation

After a not so encouraging e-mail from her son's teacher, Andrea searches for a way to encourage her child to be more self-motivated to apologize and make things right.

18 MINAPR 21
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April 2019 Motivation

Joyful Parenting Cell Phones and Dungeons

Andrea revels in the joy of 5-minute dungeon. A totally fun family game. Wondering about a cell phone for your kids? Andrea decides NO for her kiddo. Looking for free things to do in Calgary this March? Look no further, there is curling in the park, jump rope competitionand First Thursday at the Glenbow.

16 MINFEB 28
Comments
Joyful Parenting Cell Phones and Dungeons

Happy New Year Joyful Parenting

Andrea reflects on the joys of 2018, cell phone use in teens and new year goals (exercise and money). For anyone watching their spending, shegoes on (and on) about the public library. For a night out check out The High Performance Rodeo!

26 MINJAN 14
Comments
Happy New Year Joyful Parenting

Joyful Parenting Making Winter Fun In Calgary

Andrea shares the joys of getting ready to ski in Alberta and some good deals you can find on ski passes for school-aged children. She takes a look at a Harvard University longitudinal study on health and happiness and what it means in everyday life. Listen to the end for cool upcoming events in Calgary including a feminist art and music festival.

40 MIN2018 NOV 10
Comments
Joyful Parenting Making Winter Fun In Calgary

Joyful Parenting, You Can Dance In Alberta

Andrea shares the joys of traveling and Southern Alberta including visiting Blackfoot Crossing and Writing On Stone Provincial Park. She highlights some fun family activities that are coming up this fall. Reflecting on the recent gun shooting in Toronto, Andrea shares her views on the importance of being active on gun control issues through engagement with elected representatives.

26 MIN2018 AUG 23
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Joyful Parenting, You Can Dance In Alberta

Joyfully Parenting In July: Travelling with Kids and Festivals

Andrea talks about the joys of travelling in the summer and visiting family. She checks out the Montreal Jazz Festival with he kids and reflects on how to have a great flight with kids. Listen for a top 10 list on how to get to sleep on a plane. As well, Andrea discusses her plan to help keep her kids safe on the internet. Some great festivals are happening this summer in Calgary. Listen for Andrea's top picks!

25 MIN2018 JUL 8
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Joyfully Parenting In July: Travelling with Kids and Festivals

Joyful Parenting The Joys of June

Camping, traveling, and birthdays, Andrea takes a look at the joys of summer! She takes a look at the dark side too. Ever had to deal with a cranky soccer parent? Andrea did, and she realized shewas one too. You can't talk about parenting without talking about dealing with attitude. Andrea shares a helpful clip that might make you feel more confident to deal with pre-teen attitude. The show ends with some fun, family-friendly arts and culture activities youcan do in Calgary this summer.

24 MIN2018 JUN 11
Comments
Joyful Parenting The Joys of June

Joyful Parenting Ready for Summer

Get summer ready! In this episode, Andrea talks about making going swimming manageable and fun instead of stressful and chaotic. Her parents are special guests to recommend good books for your summer reading. Check out littlefreelibrary.org for information on how to make your own miniaturelibrary/book exchange box.

34 MIN2018 MAY 12
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Joyful Parenting Ready for Summer
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