Jeanette Tapley, host of It’s Time for Coffee Podcast, wife, and mother of three children. We talk about her adoption journey and things she’s learned through that experience. We also talk about tips on starting your own podcast and the art of the apology.

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Key Points from this Episode:

  • Jeanette heard the whisperings of God saying, “I called you to be a mom. What are you going to do about the [children] that don’t have one?”
  • We will always be the mom they need, but we will never be perfect moms.
  • Our kids learn how to be humble and apologize primarily by our example.
  • We can show our kids how to love recklessly and, in turn, that will show them how Jesus has loved us.
  • “Love well, love often, and love first.”
  • Checking in with our kids consistently can help let them know that open communication is there.
  • Being honest with the people close to you about where things stands on your work or personal projects can help keep resentment from growing.
  • If you want to start a podcast, figure out first who you want to talk to and why you want to talk to them. Then ask how you are going to execute this. Then, JUMP! Commit to a year and then figure out what you need to tweak after that.
  • Waking up 15-20 minutes can set up your day for success.
  • A weekly phone date with a friend can be so rejuvenating!
  • Own your actions in your apologies. Don’t say “I’m sorry I made you feel…” Instead, say “I’m sorry that I hurt you because I…”
  • We can’t control everything, but we can surrender our children to the Lord
  • God has greater things in store for in our children than we can even imagine.

Resources

Connect with Jeanette

Instagram: @jeanettetapley

Website: itstimeforcoffeepod.com

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