Season 5, Episode 43. In this episode, the crew discusses the pros and cons of placing your child on medication, and some of the alternatives.
Season 5, Episode 42. In this episode Mike and Matt discuss 5 key things the church can do to better support foster and adoptive families.
Season 5, Episode 41. In this episode Mike and Matt discuss practical tips for staying healthy as married couples when the journey of foster care and adoption becomes tough.
Season 5, Episode 40. In this episode Mike and our new host, Matt McCarrick discuss practical strategies to help parents who are in the trenches of raising children with FASD.
Season 4, Episode 39. In our conclusion of Season 4, we're in part 2 of Dads and Adoption, and we're talking about how a spouse can help her husband overcome his resistance of adoption.
Season 4, Episode 38. In this first of a 2-part series, we are talking about dads and adoption, and specifically why guys tend to be so resistant to adoption.
Season 4, Episode 37. In this episode we're sharing a recent recording from the debut Refresh Chicago conference.
Season 4, Episode 36. In this episode Mike interviews Jason Weber, the National Director of Foster Care Initiatives at Christian Alliance For Orphans.
Season 4, Episode 35. In this episode we discuss some practical steps you can take if, or when, you are investigated by department of child services.
Season 4, Episode 34. In this episode we outline the 4 keys to finding the right people for your support system in foster care and adoption.
Season 4, Episode 33. In the episode we share a recent session we taught on self care.
Season 4, Episode 32. In this episode we unpack what attachment disorders look like in foster care and adoption, and how to navigate the tricky waters of it.
Season 4, Episode 31. In this episode, Nicole Goerges, co-host of the podcast, turns the mic on Mike and Kristin and asks them this question.
Season 4, Episode 30. In this season debut Mike, Kristin and Nicole answer a big question- "Is everyone called to be a foster parent?"
Season 3, Episode 28.
Season 3, Episode 27. In this episode we share Part 2 from our 3-part parenting series, Parenting On Purpose.
Season 3, Episode 26. In the very first session of a 3-part series, entitled Parenting On Purpose, we're beginning by talking about the need for us to create boundaries for ourselves as parents first and foremost.
Season 3, Episode 25. In this episode we discuss the 7 critical battles adoptive and foster parents must fight in order to win the war for the heart of their children.
Season 3, Episode 24. In this episode we're talking about how our stories as foster and adoptive parents can show the world hope.
Season 3, Episode 23. In this episode we're talking about finding hope even when everything you see and experience around you seems hopeless.
Season 3, Episode 22. In this episode, we discuss practical steps you can take when your difficult or out-of-control child pushes you to the edge or beyond.
Season 3, Episode 21. We are replaying the audio from our hugely successful online Q&A webinar on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
Season 3, Episode 20. In the season premier of The Honestly Speaking Parenting Podcast, we welcome our good friend Andrew Schneidler to the show to talk about something that ever men need to hear when it comes to the adoptive journey.
Season 2, Episode 19. In the season finale for season 2 we are interviewing our firstborn daughter Jaala on what it's like to be adopted and not have contact with her birth family.
Season 2, Episode 18. In this episode we share the amazing audio interview that Mike did with a woman named Tricia Collins. Her story is inspiring and motivating to any foster parent who feels like they're not making a difference.