Wire Talk with Karen Stubbs is a weekly podcast designed to encourage and equip moms through the precious, busy, challenging and life-changing journey of motherhood. Hosted by Sunny Williams, Wire Talk with Karen Stubbs is a resource offering Godly, practical advice on the topics every mother has questions about: mommy guilt, our children’s faith, potty-training, divorce, our teenagers dating, the toddler years and more!

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Preparing Your Heart for The Goodness of God

Preparing Your Heart for The Goodness of God

If you are one of the BOAW moms that have been in our classes, you know what Clean Your Cup means. It does not mean go into your ...

WT 064: How Do I Find My Passion Again?

WT 064: How Do I Find My Passion Again?

Being a mom is one of the most rewarding things about life. There's nothing like it. But before you were a mom, you were a woman with ...

WT 063: How Do I Get Through Losing a Pregnancy or Child?

WT 063: How Do I Get Through Losing a Pregnancy or Child?

On today's episode of Wire Talk, we're sharing a topic that we've never touched on before: loss of a pregnancy or child. This is a ...

WT 062: How Do I Survive and Thrive in the Summer?

WT 062: How Do I Survive and Thrive in the Summer?

Summer is a great season. But as a mom, summer can become overwhelming when you add up the loss of structure school provided.

Respect: It’s The Best Lesson You Can Give Your Child

Respect: It’s The Best Lesson You Can Give Your Child

As moms, we need to teach our children, starting at age 1, that they need to respect their mom and dad. Children can be disrespectful ...

WT 061: Sandra Stanley’s 5 Things You Need to Know About Fostering

WT 061: Sandra Stanley’s 5 Things You Need to Know About Fostering

On today's episode of Wire Talk, we have a very special guest, Sandra Stanley. Sandra is joining us to talk about a topic close to her ...

Parenting For Different Personalities

Parenting For Different Personalities

Raising four children with four different personalities and temperaments has been challenging to say the least. Throughout my 26 years ...

WT 060: What Are The Different Personality Colors?

WT 060: What Are The Different Personality Colors?

We talk about pretty much everything related to motherhood on this podcast—but there's something that you, our sweet listeners, have ...

7 Tips to Help You Through “The Witching Hour”

7 Tips to Help You Through “The Witching Hour”

What is the witching hour? It’s that time of day, late afternoon, to early evening when your children seem to lose all control and ...

WT 059: How Do I Apologize to My Kids?

WT 059: How Do I Apologize to My Kids?

Every mom loses their cool sometime. We snap at our kids and then we feel the guilt set in almost immediately. How do we show our kids,

WT 058: Why Is Everything a Fight?

WT 058: Why Is Everything a Fight?

Do you feel like everything from dinner time to sibling interaction is a fight with your little ones? I know you feel alone, but you ...

WT 057: School’s Out for Summer: How Do I Care for My Kids?

WT 057: School’s Out for Summer: How Do I Care for My Kids?

Summer will be here before we know it. For many moms, it means the addition of babysitters, your kids helping around the house more, ...

WT 056: How Do I Make Each Child Feel Like a Priority?

WT 056: How Do I Make Each Child Feel Like a Priority?

WT 055: Will the Attachment Phase Ever Stop?

WT 055: Will the Attachment Phase Ever Stop?

As moms, we love our kids and love how much they love us. But it's also important to teach them to be independent.

WT 054: How Do I Manage the Busyness of Spring?

WT 054: How Do I Manage the Busyness of Spring?

Spring has become busier for moms than the holidays. There's sports teams, the end of school, graduation and preparing for summer. How ...

WT 053: How Do I Create and Maintain Family Values?

WT 053: How Do I Create and Maintain Family Values?

Every mom wants to instill the right values in their child, but how do you achieve that when culture often goes against what you're teaching?

WT 052: How Do I Parent My Growing Teenager?

WT 052: How Do I Parent My Growing Teenager?

From dating to college applications and prom—teenagers face an entirely different set of life decisions and situations.

WT 051: I’m a New Parent: What Do I Need to Know?

WT 051: I’m a New Parent: What Do I Need to Know?

From potty training and picking the right schools to babysitters.

WT 049: How Do I Build Friends as an Adult?

WT 049: How Do I Build Friends as an Adult?

Building friendships as an adult can often be more difficult than it seems.

WT 048: What Do I Do About Mommy Guilt?

WT 048: What Do I Do About Mommy Guilt?

Guilt sneaks in and takes root, causing you to feel unvalued or like a disappointment.

WT 047: How Should I Parent My Grown Children?

WT 047: How Should I Parent My Grown Children?

The job of being a mom is never done! Even after your children have grown and left your home, difficult parenting situations still come up.

WT 046: How Do I Raise Self-Disciplined Kids?

WT 046: How Do I Raise Self-Disciplined Kids?

From bossiness and defiance to lack of physical activity and hygiene.

WT 045: What Can I Do to Inspire My Family to Help Me More?

WT 045: What Can I Do to Inspire My Family to Help Me More?

The truth is, moms, you're not alone. Not at all.

WT 044: How Do I Create a Peaceful Home for My Family?

WT 044: How Do I Create a Peaceful Home for My Family?

We often talk about bringing peace to the world, but what about bringing peace to your home?

WT 043: How Do I Parent Through Divorce?

WT 043: How Do I Parent Through Divorce?

Remind yourself that God has a plan for your life, Jeremiah 29:11.

WT 042: How Do I Manage Being a Working Mom?

WT 042: How Do I Manage Being a Working Mom?

Sometimes as a mom you feel like superwoman, or maybe you feel like you are expected to be superwoman.

WT 041: How Do I Manage Being a Stay at Home Mom?

WT 041: How Do I Manage Being a Stay at Home Mom?

Being a mom is full-time job, and it can be hard to manage in any capacity.

WT 040: How to Start 2017 Right

WT 040: How to Start 2017 Right

We are few days into new year and we want to start it off correctly.

WT 039: How Do I Make Next Year Different?

WT 039: How Do I Make Next Year Different?

The New Year is also about growth and development for ourselves as moms.

WT 038: Holiday Special: Encouragement for Moms

WT 038: Holiday Special: Encouragement for Moms

A special episode for end of the year encouragement and to wish a Merry Christmas to all the moms.

WT 037: How Do I Teach My Kids the Importance of Christmas?

WT 037: How Do I Teach My Kids the Importance of Christmas?

Sometimes through gifts and Santa your kids can lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas.

WT 036: How Do I Reconnect With My Husband?

WT 036: How Do I Reconnect With My Husband?

Every single marriage goes through seasons of both connectedness and feeling disconnected.

WT 035: Can You Help Me Understand My Toddler?

WT 035: Can You Help Me Understand My Toddler?

The bottom line, is they need to learn to obey, because mom is the authority.

WT 034: How Do I Make the Holidays Run Smoothly?

WT 034: How Do I Make the Holidays Run Smoothly?

With all the fun and tradition that comes with the holidays—it comes with a lot of new challenges for moms.

WT 033: How Do I Stay Motivated?

WT 033: How Do I Stay Motivated?

Every. Mom. Deals. With. This. Okay, every woman deals with this!

WT 032: What If I Don’t Like My Child’s Friends?

WT 032: What If I Don’t Like My Child’s Friends?

It's great that yours kids are making new friends at school... but what if you don't like or know who they're hanging out with?

WT 031: How Do I Teach My Kids About Money?

WT 031: How Do I Teach My Kids About Money?

Have an honest conversation with your kids.

WT 030: The Top 10 Questions Moms Ask Karen

WT 030: The Top 10 Questions Moms Ask Karen

From organization to parenting styles and more!

WT 029: How Do I Talk to My Kids About Sex?

WT 029: How Do I Talk to My Kids About Sex?

When to start the conversation, how to address purity, and even what to do about sex on TV shows.

WT 028: How Do I Create a Balanced Life?

WT 028: How Do I Create a Balanced Life?

How do you keep a balance between kids, marriage, work, spirituality, and time for yourself?

WT 027: Should I Be My Child’s Parent or Friend?

WT 027: Should I Be My Child’s Parent or Friend?

Things start to change as your little children turn into teens. Sometimes we question our rules and stances.

WT Anniversary Special: The Story of Birds on a Wire!

WT Anniversary Special: The Story of Birds on a Wire!

Lessons learned over the last five years, and where Birds on a Wire is headed!

WT 026: How Do I Overcome Fear?

WT 026: How Do I Overcome Fear?

I have to daily remind myself that God is sovereign and he loves my children more than I do.

WT 025: How Do I Parent a Kid in College?

WT 025: How Do I Parent a Kid in College?

It's a new season of freedom for both you and your child.

WT 024: How Do I Handle Kids and Bullying?

WT 024: How Do I Handle Kids and Bullying?

A topic that every parent thinks about (and prays that they never have to deal with).

WT 023: How Do I Set Limits on Technology?

WT 023: How Do I Set Limits on Technology?

SnapChat, Facebook, Instagram—our kids are growing up in a different world than we did.

WT 022: How Can I Stop Comparing Myself to Other Moms?

WT 022: How Can I Stop Comparing Myself to Other Moms?

rom feeling like every other mom is dressed better and is able to juggle more to that feeling of not being the "cool" mom.

WT 021: How Do I Prepare for a Busy Year?

WT 021: How Do I Prepare for a Busy Year?

From school birthday parties to kids sports to events needing volunteers… the fall is busy!

WT 020: How Do I Stop Resenting My Husband?

WT 020: How Do I Stop Resenting My Husband?

It’s hard, but it’s possible to get through it with a little bit of advice and a whole lot of God’s grace.

WT 019: How Do I Prevent Sibling Rivalry?

WT 019: How Do I Prevent Sibling Rivalry?

WT 018: How Do I Prepare for Back-to-School?

WT 018: How Do I Prepare for Back-to-School?

The beginning of a new school year is often a fresh start and the beginning of a new routine for many families.

WT 017: What Should I Know About the Elementary School Years?

WT 017: What Should I Know About the Elementary School Years?

WT 016: How Do I Handle My In-Laws?

WT 016: How Do I Handle My In-Laws?

How to manage boundaries, quality time and even unsolicited advice from extended family and in-laws.

WT 015: How Do I Parent Different Personality Types?

WT 015: How Do I Parent Different Personality Types?

If all of our kids were the same, parenting would be so much easier—but they're not.

WT 014: What Are Your Tips for Summer Vacation?

WT 014: What Are Your Tips for Summer Vacation?

It's summertime! The kids are out of school and you have a (hopefully) relaxing trip away on your mind.

WT 013: How Do I Parent All of My Kids Equally?

WT 013: How Do I Parent All of My Kids Equally?

How to make each kid feel special, how to say no and how to juggle all of the extracurricular activities.

WT 012: How Do I Raise My Son?

WT 012: How Do I Raise My Son?

Boys are fun and have an adventurous spirit. Never stop trying to connect with your son.

WT 011: How Do I Raise My Daughter?

WT 011: How Do I Raise My Daughter?

All girls are looking to be loved. We as moms need to teach our girls that only God can truly fill their hearts.

WT 010: Single Parenting: How Do I Do This On My Own?

WT 010: Single Parenting: How Do I Do This On My Own?

Karen invited two fantastic women, Misty Paige and Michelle Lane, to the nest to share their experiences as single parents.

WT 009: How Do I Help My Kids Handle Our Divorce?

WT 009: How Do I Help My Kids Handle Our Divorce?

Divorce isn't the easiest topic to talk about, but it is a part of life. We hope this episode helps.

WT 008: What Do I Need to Know About Raising a Teenager?

WT 008: What Do I Need to Know About Raising a Teenager?

Teens like to think they are on their own, so every so often we need to remind them how good they have it.

WT 007: How Do I Keep My Marriage a Priority?

WT 007: How Do I Keep My Marriage a Priority?

With the stress of kids, work and life it can be difficult to connect with your spouse emotionally, physically and spiritually.

WT 006: Am I Making the Right Decisions for My Newborn?

WT 006: Am I Making the Right Decisions for My Newborn?

Having an infant is precious but exhausting. Give yourself some grace and time.

WT 005: Is “Me Time” Really That Important?

WT 005: Is “Me Time” Really That Important?

Being a mom is a servant-oriented job—but it's important as women that we don't forget about us.

WT 004: What Is the Best Way to Discipline My Kids?

WT 004: What Is the Best Way to Discipline My Kids?

This is a question that Karen gets all the time. There are so many different schools of thought, which is right for your family?

WT 003: Will We Ever Survive the Toddler Years?

WT 003: Will We Ever Survive the Toddler Years?

These years are both fun and frustrating! We've all been there, and we'll all get through them.

WT 002: How Do I Help Grow My Child’s Faith?

WT 002: How Do I Help Grow My Child’s Faith?

A relationship with God it has eternal significance. This is one area we want to get right.

WT 001: How Do I Overcome Mommy Guilt?

WT 001: How Do I Overcome Mommy Guilt?

The feelings of guilt are REAL. I like to ask myself the question, “Have I committed a sin?”

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