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Welcome to the Holderness Family Podcast! On Facebook and YouTube we are known as The Holderness Family. We make those silly songs and skits with our kids, but on this podcast, it's just us... the real us. The non-Christmas-jammies-us, the why-can't-my-socks-be-on-the-kitchen-counter-us (Penn) the why-do-I-have-to-go-outside-and-talk-to-people-us (Kim). On this podcast, we will share the real-life ups and downs of living together, working together, raising kids together, in what we hope is a ...
 
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As our kids are getting older, we want to know the best way to support their athletic goals without pushing too hard. This week on the podcast, we spoke with licensed marriage and family therapist, Nina Westbrook, about the balance, the joy, and the struggles of competing in youth sports. Nina shares her first-hand experience working her way up to …
 
This week, Penn and I talk about how to really understand one another when in an argument. When you're in a fight, using the phrase “I’m Sorry” flippantly is really more about making yourself feel better than your partner. We used to use "I'm Sorry" as a "please-don't-be-mad-at-me-let's-just-let-this-go" Band-Aid, and it did us a lot more harm than…
 
Would you rather potty train a toddler or teach a teen to drive? This week we have Dude Dad's Taylor and Heidi Calmus on the podcast to talk all about our different seasons of parenting. We discuss how we first met each other, what it was like to create content in a pandemic, as well as their new TV show Super Dad on Magnolia Network. (Yes, Magnoli…
 
Right now, there's a trend on TikTok where people are sharing one small decision that changed the entire course of their lives. It got us thinking: What was that for us? Instead one small decision, we feel like we've made several big decisions that shaped who we are today. Join us for a storytime journey along all our forks in the road, including w…
 
Why is it so hard to tell someone what you need? This week Penn and I break down a phrase we say often: “Mature people ask for what they want.” We talk about this as part of a chapter in our book, but we’re going to break down a few of the tips on the podcast. Also BREAKING NEWS! We just found out our audiobook is the Audible Daily Deal! If you’re …
 
Let’s be real, middle school was (all-caps) AWKWARD. Between the braces (and for me, a bad perm) and hormones, it’s a wonder we survived. Michelle Icard has made it her life’s work to help kids through these awkward years. Bless. Her new book, Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen guides readers through the fourteen essential conversations parents need to…
 
In the past year we've spent more time together than ever before, so why does it feel like we haven’t had as many good conversations? You know I love a list, so I wrote these questions for an after-dinner discussion launching point. Penn and I decided to bring the discussion to our podcast and we learned a little about each other (which is a big de…
 
A major theme of this years’ Olympics has been mental health and the pressure athletes face. We wanted to know - what’s the right balance between working hard and performing, but also listening to your gut and taking care of yourself? On this week’s podcast, we have JJ Birden, former NFL player turned motivational speaker who talks to us about reac…
 
For the first time ever, our whole family is on the podcast together! Lola and Penn Charles answer all your questions, including which parent they would take with them to a deserted island. What questions did we miss? We wrote a book! Learn more and if you've read it please leave us a review: http://everybodyfightsbook.com/ Thank you for listening!…
 
Everyone has one of those friends who has you in stitches every time they open their mouth. For us, that guy is comedian and author, Charlie Berens. (He is also a journalist turned online content creator, kind of like us!) We ask Charlie where he gets that comedic gift. Turns out, it’s not about sitting around dreaming up jokes; it’s more about pay…
 
Til Death Do Us... Fart 💀 If wedding vows were realistic, what would they say? Penn and I rewrite our vows If we knew then what we know now. (Also is watching episodes ahead of your partner on Netflix the worst kind of infidelity? You decide.) We wrote a book! Learn more and if you've read it please leave us a review: http://everybodyfightsbook.com…
 
Penn and I get asked all the time, “How do you make so many videos all by yourselves?” The short answer is, we don’t do it alone. Enter Ann Marie Taepke and Sam Allen. We interview them and let them dish all the dirt on what it’s like to work with us. We wrote a book! Learn more and if you've read it please leave us a review: http://everybodyfights…
 
We talk about our recent trip to Florida then dive into why arguing with your family isn't the worst thing ever with Lynda Cormier. You can learn more about Lynda at: https://www.lyndacormier.com/. We wrote a book! Learn more and if you've read it please leave us a review: http://everybodyfightsbook.com/ Thank you again for your support. It means t…
 
The end of the school year is finally here, and I feel like we are crossing the finish line being held together with tape and glue. Last August, I wrote a blog post about what I hoped my kids would learn this school year. This week on the podcast, we revisited these goals for our kids and we asked our audience to tell us what non-academic lessons t…
 
Penn and I talk about our recent experience ON AN ADULTS-ONLY VACATION. (Yes, we actually left the house. I'm just as shocked as you are.) It was a fun and anxious rollercoaster of emotions. Can you relate? If you haven’t gotten our book, you can get $3 off on Amazon! Available for a limited time: https://www.amazon.com/gp/mpc/A1Q851OQRFV5B3 If you…
 
Have you ever wanted to want "ice cream" more? Our friend and entrepreneur, Cindy Eckert, is back to talk more about Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder — also known as HSDD. Low sexual desire in women is a medical condition and there is something you can do about it. You can learn more about Cindy and her work at @cindypinkceo on Instagram or by vis…
 
Danielle and Adam join us to talk about their experience in marriage counseling and how to start more meaningful conversations with their new e-book, Date Night Questions! Pre-order Your Copy: https://www.marriageandmartinis.com/dnq Get your copy of Everybody Fights here and if you've read it please leave us a review! We hope you get a lot out of t…
 
Surprise! We're back to give you a free BONUS chapter of our audiobook. The lessons we learned in this chapter are something that we revisit often. Get your copy of Everybody Fights here and if you've read it please leave us a review! We hope you get a lot out of this book: http://everybodyfightsbook.com/ Thank you again for your support. It means …
 
Penn and I celebrate today's book launch on this week's podcast and give you a free chapter of our audiobook. It is so surreal to say our book is here and we cannot wait to share it with you. Get your copy of Everybody Fights here: http://everybodyfightsbook.com/. Thank you so much for your support. It means the world to us. Join our Facebook famil…
 
We discuss common marriage fights with Dr. Christopher Edmonston in advance of our book release. We also reflect on all the diary-level detail of our marriage in the book. Penn and I believe if our stories can help couples grow closer, this is worth it. WE WROTE A BOOK, GUYS! Get your pre-sale copy of Everybody Fights here: http://everybodyfightsbo…
 
As we approach the one year anniversary of the pandemic, Penn and I revisit how life has changed for us and we give an update on his parents. WE WROTE A BOOK, GUYS! Get your pre-sale copy of Everybody Fights here: http://everybodyfightsbook.com/ Join our Facebook family: www.facebook.com/theholdernessfamily Follow the journey on Instagram: @thehold…
 
The adrenaline that fueled my productivity early in this pandemic is officially zapped. Penn and I talk about what we've been up to lately and how we've been getting through. WE WROTE A BOOK, GUYS! Get your pre-sale copy of Everybody Fights here: http://everybodyfightsbook.com/ Join our Facebook family: www.facebook.com/theholdernessfamily Follow t…
 
This week we caught up with our best friends, Page and Jake Fehling, on our podcast about their experience writing a book together... in a pandemic. It was refreshing to share some laughs and compare notes on what it's like to be productive with your spouse. Learn more about Holy Crap, We're Pregnant and get your gear here: https://holycrapbooks.co…
 
We're back for 2021, guys! As everyone knows, Penn has ADHD. Basically it’s his superpower. My superpower? Constant worry and dread thanks to anxiety. So how can we learn to work better together being so opposite? Marcy M. Caldwell, Psy.D, a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment and assessment of adult ADHD, joins us to he…
 
Penn and I reflect on some of the most memorable moments of our podcast in 2020. Thanks so much for riding out this crazy year with us. WE WROTE A BOOK, GUYS! Get your pre-sale copy of Everybody Fights here: http://everybodyfightsbook.com/ Join our Facebook family: www.facebook.com/theholdernessfamily Follow the journey on Instagram: @theholderness…
 
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