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Wire Talk with Karen Stubbs

Karen Stubbs | Birds on a Wire

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Wire Talk with Karen Stubbs
Wire Talk with Karen Stubbs

Wire Talk with Karen Stubbs

Karen Stubbs | Birds on a Wire

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Wire Talk with Karen Stubbs was created to encourage and equip moms throughout the precious, challenging, and life-changing journey of motherhood. Karen Stubbs is the founder of Birds on a Wire - a ministry for moms. Hosted by Sunny Williams, Wire Talk offers Godly, practical advice on the topics every mother has questions about: mom guilt, our children’s faith, potty-training, divorce, our teenagers dating, the toddler years and more!

Latest Episodes

Speaking Your Child's Love Language: Part Two

We're back with part two of our conversation on the five love languages today. In this episode, we're taking a look at Quality Time and Gifts. Karen defines what it means to speak these languages to your kids and answers your questions like, "how much quality time is enough?" and "how do I deal with sibling jealousy when I give gifts to one child?" Check out our show notes for links to everything we talked about on today's episode. And if you love Wire Talk, subscribe and leave us a review in iTunes!

37 MIN6 d ago
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Speaking Your Child's Love Language: Part Two

Speaking Your Child's Love Language: Part One

We're kicking off a brand-new series today with Part One of a three-part conversation all about the five love languages. You'll get a birds-eye view (no pun intended) of what the five languages are, and then we'll deep dive into Words of Affirmation. As always, Karen gives loads of practical phrases you can start using this week, and even shares how the love languages still help her love her adult children well today.

30 MIN1 w ago
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Speaking Your Child's Love Language: Part One

Building Character in Your Son with Taylor Stubbs

Karen’s son Taylor joins her in the studio today for a special conversation about his years growing up in the Stubbs household. He reflects on some of the ways Karen and Greg instilled character in him across the years and the one family habit that stands out in his mind as character-building. He also shares a recent story of personal failure, and how the lessons he was taught as a boy gave him resilience to get back up again as a man.

46 MIN2 w ago
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Building Character in Your Son with Taylor Stubbs

Creating a Family Culture That Sticks

On today's show we're talking about the habits that bring our families together. From big, intentional practices like creating a family mission statement to fun traditions like weekly queso-fests at the local Mexican restaurant, Karen shares her thoughts on how to create a family culture that ensures your children know they belong. Whatever your family looks like, we think you'll find something in this episode that you can take and make your own.

23 MIN3 w ago
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Creating a Family Culture That Sticks

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Motherhood

On today’s episode, Karen reflects back over 29 years of parenting and shares the big lessons she learned from all of those small moments. Plus, she shares the greatest lesson she believes she taught her kids and gives a great little tip for any moms of perfection-minded blue kids. We hope this episode inspires you to take a deep breath, to keep the long view in mind, and reminds you that raising children really does take a village.

44 MINSEP 17
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What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Motherhood

Finding Your Child's Currency

Discipline is a constant in our world as moms and it's made harder by the fact that what works for your family constantly changes depending on the child you're disciplining and their age. On today's show Karen and Sunny discuss the idea of discipline as "currency", what that means and how to find out what your child's is. If you're struggling with disciplining one or more children in your family, listen in and be encouraged!

28 MINSEP 10
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Finding Your Child's Currency

Your Most Popular Questions from the Summer Answered

We got a ton of questions from you guys over the summer and on today’s show we’ve picked out 5 questions that seem to come up over and over again. From sibling rivalry and sleepovers to meal time and bed time shenanigans, Karen and Sunny tackle it all.

27 MINSEP 3
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Your Most Popular Questions from the Summer Answered

Keep It Simple, Momma!

From managing extracurricular activities and keeping our homes in order to shepherding our children's faith and paying attention to our marriage in the midst of it all; on today's show we're talking about 4 aspects of family life that are easy to overcomplicate. If you're feeling overwhelmed by pressure to do it all and do it all well, this episode is one you don't want to miss.

35 MINAUG 27
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Keep It Simple, Momma!

Launching Your College Freshman Well

Karen and Sunny are back together today talking about the experience of sending our children off to college for the first time. They cover so much territory in this episode! From the best advice Karen gave her kids before they left for school to how to handle boyfriends/girlfriends coming back home with them. Whether you are facing this transition right now or if it's on the horizon, listen in and be encouraged as Karen shares why she loved this season of mothering so much.

34 MINAUG 20
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Launching Your College Freshman Well

Your Child's First Device with Arlene Pellicane

Arlene Pellicane joins us again today to talk about a relatively recent parenting milestone: giving our kids their first phone. From pitfalls we want to avoid, to steps we can proactively take to ensure our child's health and safety, we are talking about it all. This is a conversation that is relevant whether you have a 5 year old or 15 year old, so grab a cup of coffee or pop in those earbuds and join us. As always, we hope you are encouraged and equipped!

29 MINAUG 13
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Your Child's First Device with Arlene Pellicane

Latest Episodes

Speaking Your Child's Love Language: Part Two

We're back with part two of our conversation on the five love languages today. In this episode, we're taking a look at Quality Time and Gifts. Karen defines what it means to speak these languages to your kids and answers your questions like, "how much quality time is enough?" and "how do I deal with sibling jealousy when I give gifts to one child?" Check out our show notes for links to everything we talked about on today's episode. And if you love Wire Talk, subscribe and leave us a review in iTunes!

37 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Speaking Your Child's Love Language: Part Two

Speaking Your Child's Love Language: Part One

We're kicking off a brand-new series today with Part One of a three-part conversation all about the five love languages. You'll get a birds-eye view (no pun intended) of what the five languages are, and then we'll deep dive into Words of Affirmation. As always, Karen gives loads of practical phrases you can start using this week, and even shares how the love languages still help her love her adult children well today.

30 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Speaking Your Child's Love Language: Part One

Building Character in Your Son with Taylor Stubbs

Karen’s son Taylor joins her in the studio today for a special conversation about his years growing up in the Stubbs household. He reflects on some of the ways Karen and Greg instilled character in him across the years and the one family habit that stands out in his mind as character-building. He also shares a recent story of personal failure, and how the lessons he was taught as a boy gave him resilience to get back up again as a man.

46 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Building Character in Your Son with Taylor Stubbs

Creating a Family Culture That Sticks

On today's show we're talking about the habits that bring our families together. From big, intentional practices like creating a family mission statement to fun traditions like weekly queso-fests at the local Mexican restaurant, Karen shares her thoughts on how to create a family culture that ensures your children know they belong. Whatever your family looks like, we think you'll find something in this episode that you can take and make your own.

23 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Creating a Family Culture That Sticks

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Motherhood

On today’s episode, Karen reflects back over 29 years of parenting and shares the big lessons she learned from all of those small moments. Plus, she shares the greatest lesson she believes she taught her kids and gives a great little tip for any moms of perfection-minded blue kids. We hope this episode inspires you to take a deep breath, to keep the long view in mind, and reminds you that raising children really does take a village.

44 MINSEP 17
Comments
What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Motherhood

Finding Your Child's Currency

Discipline is a constant in our world as moms and it's made harder by the fact that what works for your family constantly changes depending on the child you're disciplining and their age. On today's show Karen and Sunny discuss the idea of discipline as "currency", what that means and how to find out what your child's is. If you're struggling with disciplining one or more children in your family, listen in and be encouraged!

28 MINSEP 10
Comments
Finding Your Child's Currency

Your Most Popular Questions from the Summer Answered

We got a ton of questions from you guys over the summer and on today’s show we’ve picked out 5 questions that seem to come up over and over again. From sibling rivalry and sleepovers to meal time and bed time shenanigans, Karen and Sunny tackle it all.

27 MINSEP 3
Comments
Your Most Popular Questions from the Summer Answered

Keep It Simple, Momma!

From managing extracurricular activities and keeping our homes in order to shepherding our children's faith and paying attention to our marriage in the midst of it all; on today's show we're talking about 4 aspects of family life that are easy to overcomplicate. If you're feeling overwhelmed by pressure to do it all and do it all well, this episode is one you don't want to miss.

35 MINAUG 27
Comments
Keep It Simple, Momma!

Launching Your College Freshman Well

Karen and Sunny are back together today talking about the experience of sending our children off to college for the first time. They cover so much territory in this episode! From the best advice Karen gave her kids before they left for school to how to handle boyfriends/girlfriends coming back home with them. Whether you are facing this transition right now or if it's on the horizon, listen in and be encouraged as Karen shares why she loved this season of mothering so much.

34 MINAUG 20
Comments
Launching Your College Freshman Well

Your Child's First Device with Arlene Pellicane

Arlene Pellicane joins us again today to talk about a relatively recent parenting milestone: giving our kids their first phone. From pitfalls we want to avoid, to steps we can proactively take to ensure our child's health and safety, we are talking about it all. This is a conversation that is relevant whether you have a 5 year old or 15 year old, so grab a cup of coffee or pop in those earbuds and join us. As always, we hope you are encouraged and equipped!

29 MINAUG 13
Comments
Your Child's First Device with Arlene Pellicane