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In the Arena with the Eyre Sisters
In the Arena with the Eyre Sisters
Saren, Shawni, Saydi and Charity

The Eyre sisters, mothers of 18 children ages 1-25 and daughters of best-selling parenting authors, share stories and discuss how growing up... more

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48. Fun and Joy in Motherhood

This week, Charity leads us in a really fantastic and needed discussion on practical ways to find joy in motherhood.... more

28 May 2024 · 28 minutes
47. Mothering with Faith

This week's topic is very dear to our hearts. We discuss what it means to mother with faith, and specific... more

14 May 2024 · 43 minutes
46. Dad Mode with Tal

We are so excited that we got to interview our brother, Tal, about his upcoming book Dad Mode: 25... more

01 May 2024 · 46 minutes
45. Difficult Conversations

Join us this week as we discuss how to have difficult conversations with our kids. We acknowledge the messiness, discuss... more

16 Apr 2024 · 55 minutes
44. Parenting Across Generations

We are so excited to have our mom, Linda Eyre, join us in this week's episode as we chat about... more

02 Apr 2024 · 46 minutes
43. Worry in Mothering

It's natural for moms to worry about their kids! And, if you're like most moms, you tend to worry a... more

19 Mar 2024 · 43 minutes
42. Really Seeing

In this week's episode, we discuss the basic human need to be seen. We share ways we have felt seen... more

05 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
41. Personal Wildernesses

This week we come together to discuss the wildernesses that we go through in life. We all face them! We... more

27 Feb 2024 · 46 minutes
40. Self-Care

We are so excited to be back for Season 4 of In the Arena! Thanks for joining us. This week's... more

13 Feb 2024 · 51 minutes
39. Meaning in Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! This is our final episode in season 3, and we wanted to end by sharing how we... more

11 Dec 2023 · 42 minutes
38. Family Intimacy

This week, we dive into a discussion about family intimacy. By family intimacy, we don't mean the physical intimacy you... more

21 Nov 2023 · 45 minutes
37. Getting Excited About Giving

We're getting so close to Christmas time! It can be a crazy time of year - hectic and stressful. In... more

14 Nov 2023 · 37 minutes
36. It Takes a Village

Join us this week as we discuss using a village to help raise our kids in our modern age. We... more

07 Nov 2023 · 28 minutes
35. Cultivating Gratitude

We know it's Halloween today, but we wanted to kick off November a day early with a short and sweet... more

31 Oct 2023 · 16 minutes
34. The Magic of Reading

We love reading! But not all of us have always loved reading, and not all of our kids love reading.... more

24 Oct 2023 · 31 minutes
33. When Parenting Gets Tricky: A Conversation with Eli

Come listen in this week as we talk with our brother, Eli, about the difficulty of parenting not-so-easy kids. We... more

17 Oct 2023 · 54 minutes
32. Why Nature Matters

We could talk about how much we love nature for hours! Growing up, our parents were very intentional about pointing... more

10 Oct 2023 · 40 minutes
31. Are you a Sculptor, Gardener, or Shepherd?

Join us this week as we talk about the difference between seeing our children as growing seeds with inherent complex,... more

03 Oct 2023 · 46 minutes
30. Interview with Life Coach and Sister-in-Law Anita

This week's episode features our amazing sister-in-law, Anita. Anita is a life coach and she offered us some simple but... more

26 Sep 2023 · 50 minutes
29. Family Reunions: Joys and Challenges

Welcome back for Season 3! We are so excited to be starting off another season with you. In this episode,... more

19 Sep 2023 · 41 minutes
28. Oh What Do you Do in the Summertime?

Summer is just around the corner! Join us for our last episode of season 2 as we discuss ideas for... more

09 May 2023 · 59 minutes
27. Technology

Listen in today as we discuss technology! It's a hot topic, for good reason. We discuss the good that technology... more

02 May 2023 · 58 minutes
26. Q&A #2: Relationships, Homeschooling, Meal Planning and more

Here's another episode of us answering questions submitted by you! We had a lot of fun talking about what we... more

18 Apr 2023 · 48 minutes
25. Positive Psychology, Parenting, and Poetry with Tal

Join us this week as we talk with our brother, Talmadge (Tal). He lives in Switzerland with his wife and... more

11 Apr 2023 · 44 minutes
24. Adult Sibling Relationships

We get asked all the time how we are so close as siblings. In this week's episode, we discuss ways... more

04 Apr 2023 · 39 minutes
23. How to Build Resilience

This week we answer a listener's question about what our parents did to help us deal with negativity, and how... more

28 Mar 2023 · 36 minutes
22. Adult Kids: Parenting/Coaching/Cheering

Parenting adult kids is a whole new ballgame, folks! We talk about how our parents approached parenting us in our... more

21 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
21. On Surviving and Enjoying Little Kids

In this episode, we focus on a specific age group - little kids! In answer to listener questions, we share... more

15 Mar 2023 · 58 minutes
20. Making Family Travel Happen (if you want to)

In this episode, we share our best tips for family travel. We talk about how to make time for travel,... more

07 Mar 2023 · 42 minutes
19. Unconventional Family Life: Interview with Jonah

Our brother Jonah marches to the beat of his own drum and has created a rich and beautiful life for... more

28 Feb 2023 · 53 minutes
18. Q&A: You Asked, We Answered!

This week we decided to answer a bunch of questions from our listeners. We answer questions about our names, flops... more

21 Feb 2023 · 39 minutes
17. Sex: How to Talk to your Kids

Here it is! The episode where we talk about what our parents told us was the most wonderful, beautiful thing... more

14 Feb 2023 · 35 minutes
16. Parenting with Your Valentine

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, we decided to discuss some of the joys and challenges of parenting alongside... more

07 Feb 2023 · 49 minutes
15. Growing up in a Religious Family

In this week's episode, we share some key aspects of the religious beliefs and attitudes we grew up with and... more

31 Jan 2023 · 49 minutes
14. How to Control your Kids

This week we talk about how much or how little we should try to control various aspects of our kids'... more

24 Jan 2023 · 40 minutes
13. Q&A with Our Parents

Welcome back for Season 2! This week we talk with our parents about questions that came up during Season 1... more

17 Jan 2023 · 40 minutes
12. Traditions: Building family identity on special days

Come join us for a fun discussion on traditions as we wrap up Season 1. We really enjoyed talking about... more

15 Nov 2022 · 53 minutes
11. Discipline: Helping Kids WANT to Behave

It can be really tricky to know how to get our kids to listen and obey. In today's episode, we... more

08 Nov 2022 · 45 minutes
10. Money: Joy in Earning, Giving, Saving, Spending

Teaching our kids to manage money well is vital! Come join our discussion as we share the way we were... more

01 Nov 2022 · 43 minutes
9. Parenting Teens

Today's episode focuses on the teen years! Saren, Shawni, and Saydi share experiences from their growing-up years, as well as... more

25 Oct 2022 · 40 minutes
8. Sibling Relationships: Helping kids like each other ... eventually

We all want our kids to like each other, but, as Saydi put it in this week's episode, it can... more

18 Oct 2022 · 35 minutes
7. Contribute: Instilling a Love for Giving Back

This week we continue our discussion about our family motto: broaden and contribute. Listen in as we talk about how... more

11 Oct 2022 · 32 minutes
Broaden: Instilling a Love for Expanding Horizons

Growing up, our parents were passionate about broadening our minds - whether through travel, music and art, or setting goals.... more

04 Oct 2022 · 36 minutes
5. Citizens of the World: Embracing "Different"

This week's topic is one dear to our hearts. Just as our parents did, we feel strongly about teaching our... more

27 Sep 2022 · 36 minutes
4. Rituals: Deliberate Touchpoints

Today we look back on rituals we had as a family - some daily, some weekly, some not-so-consistent. We talk... more

20 Sep 2022 · 45 minutes
3. Oregon: A Little Bit Crazy

Today we discuss the summers we spent building a log cabin in the middle of nowhere. We laugh about the... more

10 Sep 2022 · 26 minutes
2. Bear Lake: Place-Based Family Bonding

Join us as we describe the fun history of our family's favorite place. We talk about the days of buckets... more

09 Sep 2022 · 31 minutes
1. Intro: Join us in the Arena

Get to know the Eyre Sisters and what we hope to do with this podcast. We talk about where the... more

08 Sep 2022 · 22 minutes
In the Arena with the Eyre Sisters
2. Bear Lake: Place-Based Family Bonding
In the Arena with the Eyre Sisters

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Join us as we describe the fun history of our family's favorite place. We talk about the days of buckets for toilets... more