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Wild Happy Family

Wild Happy Family

By Dani
Mamas, Creatively Growing With Full Hands And Full Hearts

Wild Happy Mamas:
Fight for quiet so their souls can be refreshed.
Fight for a healthy family
Fight against chaos, death, and brokenness.
Fight against lethargy and laziness.

Wild Happy Family Mamas are not satisfied with Suburban Sunday Faith, they know that God calls them OUT of their comfort zones so they can be unleashed as co-creators and problem solvers.

They fight for flourishing families who love each other (forever), and who have the capacity to spread their love and impact their communities and nations.
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Ep 39 - What all busy moms need to know about loneliness - Interview with Kimberly Allston
In this interview, Kimberly Allston of Real Connection Ministry and Dani talk about the battle we have all struggled with: Loneliness. She shares a great biblical story and a key name of God that will make a huge difference in your life today. More from Kimberly here:
November 16, 2020
Episode 38 - The Call To Create, Do You Hear It?
Sometimes God calls us to step into scary, unknown places. Today Dani shares about how as a stay-at-home mom, she never would have imagined God calling her into the business world.  She was anything BUT a businesswoman. What is God calling you to create with Him today? How will you answer?
November 9, 2020
Episode 37- The simple way that helped me finally get to know Christ.
In this episode Taylor shares how she came to know christ, how he worked miracles in her life to make himself known and how other people played a roll in her journey.
November 4, 2020
Episode 36 - The Remedy I Found For Feeling Guilty About Wanting More
There is a time and season for everything, but today Dani shares about the jealousy she felt as her husband went out to serve in ministry and her struggles with feeling stuck, left behind at home, and guilty for wanting more. Where are you struggling with in your identity right now? Tell us about it 
November 2, 2020
Ep 35 - Why self-care isn't enough.
Taylor shares a bit from her perspective on today's self-care trend, and gives some advice on what to do instead.
October 28, 2020
Ep. 34 You Can Improve A Relationship With Your Sister (or any other relationship), Here's How..
Have you ever experienced conflict with your sibling? (I'm kidding, I know you have) Or how about your spouse, your mom or your dad? Or anyone else? There was a time Taylor and I were NOT on very good terms. She hated my Christian-ness, and I hated her swearing at me.. Then the Holy Spirit came... and we learned a few really awesome techniques that helps our relationship even today. As we run a business together, sometimes live in small spaces together and travel... it can create a fun environment of conflict. But what do you do when conflict happens? I personally hate it, but this is what we do...
October 26, 2020
Episode 32 - Why you should kick Supermom to the curb
We all want to be supermoms but what does that mean, and how is this expectation working against our lives? Listen to find out why you should kick that supermom attitude to the curb.
October 14, 2020
Ep 31. Something all busy mamas need to know - Your Mama Identity Anchor
Today Dani shares the challenges her and her six year old daughter have with emotions. And... 1. What fear really is 2. What could be holding you back right now... 3. I get vulnerable and share why I'm a little embarrassed and scared about right now. 4. THE Bible verse that should be up on your wall right now reminding you WHO YOU ARE! Grab your free Courageous Mama Summit ticket here:
October 12, 2020
Episode 30- when everyone said they had a problem with me
In this episode taylor shares about how she has dealt with her "rough" character and personality within her relationships and as a leader. Listen to hear about the beauty that comes from always being "the problem."
October 7, 2020
Ep. 29 The Little Known Way To Deal With Anxiety
Most of us don't do it... a deceivingly simple framework that God created for Himself first, and us second. Designed to remind us who is really King?
October 5, 2020
Episode 28 - Mama Identity Crisis. Ahhh!
Dani shares about the danger of the motherhood identity consuming you and the truth behind your identity.
September 28, 2020
Episode 27 - Rage can subside, it is possible!
Join Taylor as she shares the continuation of her story about having inner Rage toward her children. In this episode she realizes something about her rage that she hopes will inspire and encourage you as well!
September 24, 2020
Episode 26 - Integrating Kids into "Adult" Experiences
Dani talks about the schism culture has created between adults and children. And the BIG loss when churches separate worship times for the kids and adults. 
September 21, 2020
Episode 24 - You're Stronger Than You Think You Are (Lessons learned from giving birth to a bunch of babies)
In this episode you'll hear: - Why if I can help it I will never have a baby in the hospital again - How having a community is a lot like having a baby - God's special gift he gave ONLY to women Get on the waiting list for your FREE ticket right here:
September 14, 2020
Episode 24 - Do you really DO enough ?
Join taylor as she shares her aha moment as a busy momma, with lots of things on the to-do list. Laugh with her, cry with her , its all real here !
September 9, 2020
Episode 23 - The Freeing Thing God Says About Children And Burdens
Feeling burdened? Worried about all the responsibilities that come with having kiddos? There is this one thing that God said to me before our journey into missions that really freed me from worry and in this episode I share it with you. This episode is ESPECIALLY good on a Friday right before the weekend, because that's when we celebrate Shabbat in our family. The weekly reminder to STOP :) Join our Facebook Group here:
September 7, 2020
Episode 22 - Goodbye August, Hello New Stories!!
August was a great story... full of viper bites, missing finances, fleas, flat tires and to end it all... our cat got hit by a car and die. What to do with a rough month? Links mentioned in this episode.
August 31, 2020
Episode 21 - Naming Your Life Chapter (with a cameo from my three-year-old)
Did you know that your memory is imperfect? When you remember certain events from your history, you are telling it within a story. This last August has been particularly tough for our family, and there have been moments where I just want this "chapter" or "story" to end... But a story is no fun without excitement and suspense, right? I always wanted to be the type of person who has lots of awesome stories to tell... I just don't like being in the midst of them. How about you?
August 28, 2020
Episode 20 - How Drawing Stick Figures Can Help You Get Clarity
Last week we just completed our first run with something we called the Four Week Debrief. My lovely coach husband Simon lead our little group into four weeks of inner work, looking at our past and getting ready for the future. Four weeks was NOT enough time, I have to admit. It was our first try doing something like this, but next time I think we would do it more intensely. Find out in this episode how one of our exercises required some fancy stick figure drawings and the kind of revelation I got from that... and I think it could do the same for you too! Check out the Replace with Grace course here: And if you're interested in something like a Timeline challenge where we would do a timeline together and go through it as a small group email me here at: 
August 24, 2020
Episode 19 - The Vicious Cycle of Binge Eating and Hating Myself
It's really no fun to look at yourself in the mirror and hear words in your head like, "You're ugly", "you suck", "you're a failure". In this episode I share a couple things that have helped me in my journey to confidence and feeling free out of the prison of my brain. Check out our BRAND NEW  Replace With Grace Course here:
August 19, 2020
Episode 18 - Awkward Hospitality, and what I learned.
Join Taylor as she shares about how hosting an awkward feeling dinner helped her grow as a person and why you should also try it.
August 19, 2020
Episode 17 - Three Strategies For Dealing With Unexpected Chaos And Stress
Less than a week ago our eight-year-old was bit by a viper. We didn't know that poisonous snakes existed here, but apparently they do! Here are three strategies that I use when adventure comes our way (and it often does), in order to stay generally calm and cool. Read the blog post here: Grab the Short Sweet Creative Retreat Here:
August 17, 2020
Episode 16 - struggling with difficult thoughts about yourself? I did too!
In this episode Taylor brings you through her journey of negative self image thoughts and how she overcame them. Tune in to hear how she did it.
August 12, 2020
Episode 15 - The Surprising Thing About Shame - Interview With Dani's Husband Simon
In this episode at Wild Happy Family Dani and Simon talk about a surprising connection of shame and how it can actually be a GOOD thing in your life. This episode was originally a Facebook live session that you can view here: You can grab your Short and Sweet Quiet Retreat here:
August 10, 2020
Episode 14 - Is Perfection Stopping You?
So many of us struggle with wanting to do things perfectly... so much so that we don't actually do the things we want to do because we're ashamed or embarrassed that it's not "good enough". Have you ever felt like that? But what if you stepping out and creating in your imperfections actually could HELP somebody more than if you would wait until perfection? Would it be worth it to swallow that voice telling you it's not good enough in order to make a difference in someone's life today? Free Secrets to Peace Toolkit: Short and Sweet At-Home Creative Retreat: This is a work in progress and will be released August 19th!! >>>> Replace With Grace Course:
August 7, 2020
Episode 13 - When I felt inner rage towards my child.
Motherhood is hard, we all go through the tired, grumpy days. Sometimes we don't even know why we are angry! Luckily there are ways to help us have a win even on those days where we feel like our worst selves.
August 5, 2020
Episode 12 - The Freedom of Minimalism Interview with Deanna Yates of The Wannabe Minimalist Show
So excited to welcome our guest, Deanna Yates of The Wannabe Minimalist Show. Deanna Yates is a blogger and podcaster on a mission to help families live their best lives with less clutter. She’s a wife, mama, and wannabe minimalist at heart. Letting go of stuff allowed her to travel the world with her family and she created the QUICK Decluttering Method to help others achieve their dreams too without the guilt of stuff holding them back. She now lives in San Diego, CA where she loves digging holes in the sand with her daughter, sipping cappuccinos whenever possible, and trying to keep succulents alive. 
August 3, 2020
Episode 11 - Three Things I Wish I Knew Before We Started Homeschooling
Three things I wish that I knew before we started homeschooling. It's not for the faint of heart I tell you that. We why you needgrace, and what homeschooling ISN'T supposed to be. FINAL NOTICE! Today is the last day for you to claim this new bonus! If you've been thinking about grabbing the Ultimate Homeschool Bundle 2020, don't wait any longer because TODAY IS THE LAST DAY! When you purchase through this link: You get this🏕 Nature and 🪐Astronomy Collection from us as an EXTRA bonus on top of the 51 eBooks, eCourses, and printables to help you homeschool - from ages preschool through high school! 😍 All you have to do is buy through this link and email us a screenshot of your receipt here: If you're too late for that one, grab our Wild Happy Story Time Library right here 
July 31, 2020
Episode 10 - when my life plans got completely turned around by some crazy Christians.
Get to know Taylor a little bit in this episode, listen to her journey as she goes from someone who had it "all figured out" to someone who is willing to risk it all for a hope and joy filled future.
July 29, 2020
Episode 9 - New Beginnings - How Fear And "Stepping Out Of The Comfort Zone" Living Creates Strength
"Ever since I found myself in Israel all those years ago, my perspective on doing scary things, taking risks, and plans has all changed.  The older I get, the more and more I embrace doing the scary and using fear to make me strong (and my faith stronger!). My life's motto is, "Flexibility is my strength!"  because the simple fact is, things DO NOT (generally) work out."   In this episode, Dani shares a few of her reflections on how stepping out into uncomfortable areas has made her a better woman and mother today. These hard moments define us as individuals, and strengthen spots we didn't even know existed!  Grab your copy of Secrets to Peace right here:
July 27, 2020
Episode 8 - When Mama Makes Poor Camping Decisions
We drove across Europe last year and frugal, naive me thought it would be a GREAT idea to go camping in the spring... Yeah... no. Grab your FREE Adventure Journals: Even if you're not traveling right now, go on a hike or a walk and use them! 
July 20, 2020
Episode 7 - The Year Our Family Became Accidental Nomads
Have your plans ever fallen through? Messed up? Not worked out? That was our entire 2018 - 2019.  We moved out of our beautiful little home in Germany to start a new position in Ukraine, only to find out that it wouldn't work as seamlessly as I had hoped (because of some regulations I didn't know about).  Then we were delighted and surprised by a fifth pregnancy as we were visiting family in Canada (and I was traveling alone with four kids)  .. and so many other things that were unexpected.  Grab your free Adventure Journal right here
June 22, 2020
Episode 6 - What I Wish I Knew Before The Biggest Large Family Road Trip Ever
Here are our top travel tips that we learned driving over  6000 km across Europe and Eastern Europe as a large family last year. Grab your free travel journal for kids and a Mama's travel kit right here >>
June 15, 2020
Episode 5- Four Sanity Saving Hacks Every Mama Needs In Order To Get Stuff Done While Kids Are At Home
Here are four tips we use in our family so that we can get work done and also learn at home together. Structure brings life and peace! 
June 8, 2020
Episode 4 - Balance and Rockin' It All - Homeschool, Business, Family and Baby Sleep
Episode 4 - Balance and Rockin' It All - Homeschool, Business, Family Interview with baby sleep coach Nicole from Growing Me Plus Three She has some amazing tips on how she sets up her day in order to do all things. Check out here blog here: Her new nap help book right here:
May 31, 2020
Episode 3 - The Secret I Passed On To My Little Sister
Episode 3 - The Secret I Passed On To My Little Sister Now that she's all grown up and has a few kids of her own, I interviewed my lovely little sister about at least ONE good thing I passed on to her. I would argue it's probably one of the most important things to incorporate into your daily rhythm. Free Screen Free Checklist and Boredom Breaker Cards 7 Days To Quiet Course Sign Up
May 25, 2020
Episode 2 - Healthy Mamas Impact Nations
Episode 2 - This week I'm welcoming my sister to the Wild Happy Family Podcast team. And I chat a bit about why it's so important to make sure you have space
May 18, 2020
Episode 1 - Coffee with a German: My husband Simon and I talk about our family's Quiet Time Framework
Episode 1 - Coffee with a German: My husband Simon and I talk about our family's Quiet Time Framework Our secret to how the two of us can drink a coffee in peace together in the middle of the afternoon 
May 11, 2020