"Great children are raised, not born. Great parents are taught, not born. Are you ready for greatness?"

Today's Guest(s)

Becky Thompson is the author of BeckyThompson.com (formerly Scissortail SILK), a blog that reaches a global audience of millions. Speaking to the often overlooked struggle of balancing life as a wife, mother, and daughter of God, Becky has a captivating way of becoming the voice for women in need of hope, healing, and the Father's love. Becky's candid way of sharing her heart extends an unspoken invitation for women to feel as though they have gained a friend and realize that somewhere there is a woman who feels just as they do. Becky is a recent transplant to Los Angeles, where she lives with her husband, Jared, and their three young children.

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Practicing pediatrician, parent, grandparent, coach, speaker, and author. Say hello @MegMeekerMD

Show Notes

With all the stresses of raising great kids, oftentimes the marriage suffers as a result of giving your spouse the “leftovers”. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Becky Thompson, author of Hope Unfolding: Grace-Filled Truth for the Momma’s Heart and Love Unending: Rediscovering Your Marriage in the Midst of Motherhood, about balancing being a great mother and also being a great wife. Both of these things can exist in the same household, and they discuss how to make that happen in your marriage, too! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers a question from grandparents about their grandchildren and managing screen time when they visit. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

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0:58 – AD – BUILD A BEAR

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2:06 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Motherhood and Marriage.” She also teases her conversation with Becky Thompson, her points to ponder, and a question from grandparents about their grandchildren and managing screen time when they visit.

4:07 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Do you get sick of hearing your kids argue with each other, or them not paying attention to you, or they are just out of control? The truth is, this is most likely due to your kids’ behavior. Check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at go.meekerparenting.com/discipline-course. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!

4:46 – A CONVERSATION WITH BECKY THOMPSON (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Becky Thompson and they discuss balancing being a great mother and being a great wife at the same time.

31:39 – AD – THIRD LOVE

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33:13 – AD – SUN BASKET

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35:33 – A CONVERSATION WITH BECKY THOMPSON (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Becky Thompson and they discuss balancing being a great mother and being a great wife at the same time.

45:14 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder when dealing with motherhood and marriage.

47:52 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this episode, Dr. Meg answers a question from Barry and Jane about their grandchildren and managing screen time when they visit.

51:02 – PARENT PEP RALLY

51:44 – FROM THE PRODUCER

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