Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,
    when it is in your power to act.

-Proverbs 3:27

Episode 39 is for you, Greg Ostertag, because you wore 39 on the Utah Jazz, and because when we first got our current foster baby, he looked like you. And then he evolved to look like Winston Churchill. Anyway, this week is a continuation of last week’s interview with Christie Priem. If you have NOT […]

Episode 39: Detecting Developmental Delays Part 2

November 30, 2018

Episode 38 is dedicated to you – Curt Schilling, of the World Series winning Diamondbacks, with your bloody sock and all. This week’s episode features an interview with Christie Priem, an incredible Speech Language Pathologist (SLP). She is also the founder, owner, and genius mind, and loving heart behind Chirp : an online resource to make […]

Episode 38: Detecting Developmental Delays

November 18, 2018

Episode 37 is dedicated to Rodney Harrison of the New England Patriots (Reggie knew that off the top of his head), and Metta World Peace, aka Ron Artest. Random fact:  ‘Metta’ means loving kindness and friendliness towards all, and is a traditional Buddhist word. He chose this name ‘to inspire and bring youth together all […]

Episode 37: Interview with the Best DCS Worker

November 17, 2018

Shaquille O’Neal wore number 36 when he was a newbie basketball player on the Orlando Magic. We love Shaq, especially when he was a Phoenix Suns for a brief moment in time. He wore 32 then, and he promised he would bring a championship to Phoenix. We are still waiting… This week we talk briefly […]

Episode 36: 3 Tips for Newbie Foster Parents

November 15, 2018

This is the Kevin Durant episode. Not because he was adopted or in foster care. Just because he is awesome and wears the number 35. And we love him. This week we interview the lovely Rhonda Labatt of Redemption Market, a stunning ethical boutique that literally changes people’s lives. Maybe not so much the customer’s, […]

Episode 35: In the Market for Redemption

November 11, 2018

This week is Charles Barkley week. Since apparently we are just going to reference our favorite basketball player every week. Though seriously, we talk about “How to Raise and Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success” by Julie Lythcott- Haims. She has a great TedTalk that you can listen […]

Episode 34: Trying to Raise Adults

October 27, 2018

Episode 33 is another great one, featuring an interview with the delightful and smart Maggie Zehring. But before we dive into the goodness of that interview, Chris and I got stuck in the intro about the number 33, and what it has meant to Chris in his life. We referenced Larry Bird, who was in […]

Episode 33: Interview with a Pragmatic Foster Mom

October 26, 2018

Traveling as a foster family! We went to Rocky Point, Mexico for Fall Break (something that happens here in Arizona. We get 2 weeks off in October, and it’s the best!) We opted not to travel with our 5 month old, because – it’s the beach. Not the best place for a fair skinned sand […]

Episode 32: Traveling With, Or Without, Your Foster Child

October 16, 2018

This week’s episode is not for little kids’ ears, as we discuss this pornographic society that we live in! But it is one for husbands, wives, moms, dads, and teenagers. And is definitely a discussion topic for you and your pre-teens. It’s a good reminder to also mention that this is not a topic solely […]

Episode 31: Sex, Porn, Yeah, We Just Went There

October 10, 2018

This week’s episode is a short one! We read somewhere that most people like to tune un for 20-30 minutes. So, we are giving it a shot! This can’t be our norm, since we interview people, and we want to hear as much of their stories as possible. But when we can, we will try […]

Episode 30: Raising Kids Who are Kind, Compassionate, and Forgiving

September 29, 2018