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

-Proverbs 3:27

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

This week we have an amazing interview with Tia Thompson, an incredible woman, who has an incredible story. Or stories. There are so very many stories. But this week we are just focusing on a few of hers. But, before we jump into the interview, in the intro, we give one life hack, and that […]

Episode 29: A Lesson in Courage and Strength

September 22, 2018

This week’s episode deals with Life Hacks for your home, so that every person in your home can experience just a little more peace. Cause we all need more peace, right? Especially when you have 7 people living in that house. So, Life Hack 1: Chores and Money. We recently read a blog article by […]

Episode 28: 3 Life Hacks for a Peaceful Home

September 15, 2018

Today’s episode features the voice of Donise, a 62 year old foster and adoptive mom. Her tale is a very unique, and absolutely amazing, with major hardships and tragedy mixed in for good measure. Donise has 5 grown daughters, and adopted 12 and 11 year olds, and 3 littles ages 2 and under. And they […]

Episode 27: Interview with Saint Donise

September 11, 2018

In this week’s episode, we talk about how the imprints of love that our parents and family that we grew up with, affect us in our adulthood. We talk about all of this through the lens of the book “How We Love” by Milan and Kay Yerkovich. This book is EXCELLENT and we Highly recommend […]

Episode 26: How and Why We Love the Way That We Love

September 11, 2018

Episode 25 features an interview with Rilie Norton who is truly one of the sweetest foster moms I have ever met! She may even be in the Top 10 of the Sweetest Humans I know! She is a bio mom to Ivy (9) and McCoy (3) and foster mom to two sweet kiddos (5 and […]

Episode 25: Rilie Norton, the Sweetest Foster Mom

September 11, 2018