Season 1, Episode 8. In this episode Mike and Kristin discuss the value of a support system in foster care and adoption and why it's so critical to your health and well being on the journey.
Season 1, Episode 7. In this episode we interview Denise Rose, who lost her son on December 24th, 2013. Denise shares the pain they went through and how they are continuing to live life each day in the wake of a devastating tragedy.
Season 1, Episode 6. In this episode we talk through 10 things foster parents wish their case manager knew about their life and the children they are caring for.
Season 1, Episode 5. In this episode we interview Peter and Krista Baughn who adopted two teenage boys internationally from Africa a little more than a year ago. One of their sons is HIV positive. They share with us how often misunderstood and judged HIV is and why they are choosing to do it all over again with their next adoption.
Season 1, Episode 4. In this episode we interview Nikka Palmer who grew up bouncing from home to home through foster care. She witnessed first hand, drug and alcohol abuse, as well as domestic violence. At one point she was even caught in a house fire. She survived, against all odds, and today is a wife, mother and public school teacher. She and her husband are working hard to break the cycle of foster care, abuse, and domestic violence by loving and leading their children and the children they care for through foster care. If you're an adoptive or foster parent this is an episode you must listen to!
Season 1, Episode 3. In today's show Mike sits down with Bruce Humphrey, father of a child diagnosed with autism, to discuss how he learned to live with the reality of his son's special need. Bruce shares openly and honestly how we blamed himself for many years, and even tried to fix his son's disorder.
Season 1, Episode 2 of The Honestly Speaking Parenting Podcast. In this episode Mike and Kristin sit down with comedian, author, and Compassion International representative, Tony Wolf to discuss what a life lived with compassion really looks like and how it can have a big impact on the world we live in!
In this debut episode, we pose the question, "Can you really find rest on the weary road of parenting, particular foster, adoptive or special needs parenting?" We answer this big question by walking through 5 key action steps you as a parent can take to help you find the rest you need and finally stop feeling alone!