Amy & Jordan
Welcome to Life with Amy & Jordan, an educational podcast for people who want to enrich their lives by making small decisions that lead to great outcomes.
Married for over ten years, Amy and Jordan Demos know what it means to struggle and succeed. Originally elementary school teachers, they built a photography business from the ground up, turned it into one of the most successful in the industry, and have since taught hundreds of thousands of online students how to succeed, too.
Life is full of big decisions. Buying a home is part of the American dream, but for so many people, it unexpectedly becomes less of a blessing… and more of a burden. In this episode, we’re sharing three things nobody tells you about buying a home -- to help you decide if now is the right time (or the wrong time) to make the leap from renting to owning.
38 min 11 sec
It’s been twelve weeks since our second baby was born and one of the most common questions we’ve been getting is what has it been like going from one kid to two? In this episode, we’re sharing what that transition has been like for us, the things we’ve been learning along the way and offering some practical tools that helped us and will hopefully help other families entering this new season too.
1 hr 18 min
When you have a new baby, there are a lot of big changes for moms. There are a lot of new roles and responsibilities on our plate. But there are a lot of changes for Dad too. In this episode, we’re sharing some of our best advice for dads to love and support their wives well, and thrive in their most important two roles as husbands and fathers.
35 min 58 sec
New life is precious. There’s nothing like those first few weeks with your newborn baby. It’s one of the sweetest (but also most challenging) stages of life. In this episode, we’re sharing some of our best advice for surviving, and hopefully thriving, in the newborn season.
40 min 17 sec
Over the past few weeks, we’ve gotten a lot of questions from expecting parents all asking a version of this question: why in the WORLD did you choose a home birth instead of going to a hospital? And what is home birth LIKE? In this episode, we’re taking you inside our heads and walking you through our thought process and the reasons why we felt like a home birth was the right decision for us. We’re also answering some of the most popular questions from our listeners, like “Isn’t it… MESSY?!” and “What about emergencies?” We answer those questions (and a whole lot more) on this episode!
Social media is SO GOOD for business! We all know it's true. But keeping up with it can be... overwhelming... and make us feel burned out. In this episode of Life with Amy & Jordan, we’re sharing 5 Tips for Instagram Stories that will help YOU use Stories more effectively for your business (check!), relieve the pressure (check!) reduce the stress (check!) –– and put the F-U-N back in Instagram (CHECK!).
41 min 28 sec
Life is unpredictable! In the last episode, we shared all the twists and turns from our first baby (Beckett's) 20-hour birth story. In this episode, we’re sharing all the details of our second baby (Emily's) birth. We had her at home, and she came so fast that we almost didn’t get Beckett out the door in time! Their two birth stories could NOT be more different! Here's a preview of what we're talking about... • Our home birth with Emily • Why we thought Emily was going to be born every day... for two weeks • Jordan's moment of panic when Amy was in ACTIVE labor • How we almost didn't get Beckett out the door before Emily came out! • The fear Amy didn't realize she was holding on to from Beckett's birth • Exactly where (and how) Emily was born in our home
1 hr 2 min
Life is beautiful. Ever since we had our first baby, we love hearing other people’s birth stories –– because every one is so unique and different! In this episode, we’re sharing ALL THE DETAILS from the birth of our firstborn son, Beckett, and not holding anything back. It was an experience we’ll NEVER forget! Here's a preview of what we're talking about... • Where we were and what we were doing when labor started • Why we chose a birth center (with a midwife and doula) instead of a hospital • In detail, what it looks like to labor unmedicated for 20 hours together, not hooked up to anything except each other :) • When Jordan broke down and cried... and why • The moment Amy almost gave up because she didn't think she could do it • How Beckett was born, and what we did in those first hours afterward • The one thing we would tell EVERY first time parent trying to choose the right care for them
1 hr 6 min
Life is better together. :) Working together every day has been one of the greatest gifts of our life, but it’s not without its challenges. In this episode, we’re answering some of the most common questions we get about working with your spouse and sharing some of the most helpful lessons we’ve learned in the past ten years of working side by side. Here's a preview of what we're talking about... How we divide roles in our home (what we each do, and why) The hidden traps of working together... and how to avoid them How we talk to each other throughout the day (what to say and what NOT to say!) The greatest challenges of working together –– and what to watch out for! The best lessons we've learned from working side-by-side
49 min 44 sec
In light of everything happening in the world, we recorded a special episode of the podcast just for you. We're five weeks into our maternity leave, so we're giving you a quick life update, but mostly just sharing our raw reaction to Coronavirus and our thoughts in this uncertain time in all of our lives. We hope it can bring you some calm and clarity in the midst of so much confusion and chaos.
Life can be nostalgic. Every love story starts somewhere. In the Season One Finale, we’re taking you back where it all started, sharing all the juicy details (and embarrassing moments!) of our high school love story: How we met, our first date, our first kiss –– and everything in-between. We’re pulling back the curtain on stories we’ve never told anyone… until now. Here's a preview of what we're talking about... • The role a retainer played in our love story • Where our love story really started • Our AOL Instant Messenger screen names • Jordan's BIG mistake • All the details from our first date and our first kiss
44 min 2 sec
Life can easily get disconnected. With busy schedules and a lot of responsibilities, it’s easy to let intentional time with the one we love become an afterthought. In this episode of the podcast, we’re sharing our best date night tips and tricks, full of fun new date ideas, ways to spark conversation and practical how-tos that can work on any budget, so you can invest in your relationship, energize your marriage and protect what matters most. Here's a preview of what we're talking about... • Why date night is one of the most important nights of the week • How to to SAVE MONEY on date night • New, creative date night ideas to keep things interesting • Our best dating advice for singles • Our date night conversation rules: what we talk about and what we don't –– our dos and don'ts for date night convos
54 min 46 sec
Life is full of questions. In this special (very personal) “Ask Us Anything” episode of the podcast, we’re answering YOUR questions –– and we don’t hold back! From the small and silly to the big and important (and everything in between) we reveal things that we’ve never shared publicly before –– some stuff our family and friends don’t even know! This is probably the most fun we’ve had recording an episode. We hope you enjoy it! Here's a preview of what we're talking about... • Our #1 pet peeve about each other • Jordan’s surprising Disney character alter-ego • Answers to the baby questions we've never answered before • Our enneagram numbers • How we’ve changed since we got married • One thing you definitely don’t know about us (because no one does)
58 min 6 sec
Life can get out of control. It’s a lot to manage. From the second we get home from work, it feels like there are a thousand things pulling us in a thousand directions. It’s so easy to accidentally let the night slip away from us and wonder where the time went. In this episode of our podcast, we’re sharing the changes we’ve made to our after work routine that have made us feel less anxious and more fulfilled, and the practical steps you can take to form new habits in your own after work routine, so you can set your evenings up for success and end the day right! Here's a preview of what we're talking about... • Our afternoon and evening routine • What we say "YES!" to every day after work... and what we've cut out completely • Two BIG mistakes we used to make at dinnertime • The unintended impact TV might be having on your relationships • One step to WAY MORE physical intimacy in your marriage ;)
1 hr 16 min
Life can get out of control. It’s a lot to manage. From the second we wake up, it feels like there are a thousand things pulling us in a thousand directions. Everything feels urgent and everyone needs our time... right now. Which can leave us feeling anxious before we even get out of bed. In this episode of our podcast, we’re sharing the changes we’ve made to our morning routine that have made us feel less anxious and more fulfilled, and the practical steps you can take to form new habits in your own morning routine, so that you can start your day right and set yourself up for success! Here's a preview of what we're talking about... • How to prevent stress and anxiety in the morning • Our current morning routine • How to determine your daily priorities • Things you need to REMOVE from your mornings • How to create habits that actually stick
59 min 40 sec
Life with kids isn’t easy. We all want the best for our little ones, especially as they grow. In this episode of our podcast, we share the strategies we use to foster a love of learning in our home that will empower you to strengthen your child’s literacy and language skills to set them up for a lifetime of success in school, their career and beyond. Here's a preview of what we're talking about... • How to foster a love of learning with your kids • Simple things you can do at home to support your child's language development • How reading can help minimize toddler tantrums • The difference between active and passive parenting • Our daily disciplines for intentionally engaging with our son that anyone can do
1 hr 11 min
Life can be pricey. Does it ever feel like you’re working really hard but don’t have anything left at the end of the month to show for it? In this brand new episode of our podcast, we share the creative strategies we used to live on one teacher’s salary to save for our dreams that YOU can use to save for yours! Here's a preview of what we're talking about... • How we saved for our big financial goals all while living on one teacher's salary • What our first budget looked like :) • How to save money at the grocery store, on date night, on clothing and more! • The most important thing we can give our kids (hint: it's not more things) • How to identify wants versus needs… and the wants that hide inside needs
1 hr 5 min
Life is full of big decisions. We got married young, loved our life, weren’t sure if we wanted kids, and felt like there was something wrong with us. It's an honest conversation about a lot of things we've never shared before. It's real. It's raw. It's vulnerable. But hopefully it helps someone in a similar season of life who's facing the same decision, or any big decision. Here's a preview of what we're talking about... • How we made the decision whether or not to have kids • Amy's fears as a woman and wife • Jordan's fears as a man and husband • Why we ultimately decided to wait eight years • How it's changed our lives since
Life can be tricky. We all want healthy, thriving relationships, but sometimes we find ourselves in conflict with people we love wondering how the heck we got there! Here's a preview of what we're talking about... • Three important questions to ask yourself in conflict • Setting expectations and boundaries for healthy relationships • Proactive solutions for stopping conflict before it starts
Life can be really busy. And if you’re anything like us, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by everything on your calendar. In this episode, we share the system we use to take the stress out of OUR schedule, that you can use to create a calendar that reflects YOUR priorities.
41 min 17 sec
Life can be really expensive. Does it ever feel like unexpected bills come of out nowhere and drain your bank account? In this episode, we show you how to avoid surprise expenses with our simple, automated savings plan that will help you eliminate panic in your personal finances once and for all.
45 min 49 sec
Life can be messy. In relationships, conflict is inevitable -- especially in marriage. We can’t avoid it, but we CAN choose to be proactive about setting guidelines to make our fights as productive as possible. In this episode, we share the five rules for fighting that we use to move from heated conflict to healthy resolution.
41 min 41 sec
Life can be overwhelming. It feels like we have a million things to do, and there’s never enough time to do it all. But is that really true? In this episode, we share why multitasking is a myth and the real way we get more things done in less time.
50 min 42 sec