Season 6, Episode 49. In the Season 6 debut, Mike kicks off a new summer series entitled "The Stuff I Learned." His guest in this episode is Natalie Brenner, an author and blogger from Portland, Oregon.
Season 6, Episode 51. In this episode, Mike interviews Megan Stroup, former Case Manger and now the director of a special visitation center in central Indiana called Helen's House.
Season 5, Episode 48. In this episode, the crew discusses some practical strategies to help navigate summer vacation with children who thrive in structure.
Season 5, Episode 47. In this latest episode, the crew discusses how to effectively communicate the needs of your children if they don't have an IEP.
Season 5, Episode 46. In this episode the crew discusses practical ways you can help your children navigate a world that is still very much racially divided.
Season 5, Episode 45. In this episode we are answering one of the biggest questions we receive from foster and adoptive parents? How do you maintain a level of respect for birth parents when their choices are so bad?
Season 5, Episode 44. In this episode, Matt, Kristin, Mike and Nicole discuss practical steps you can take if you are about to re-enter the foster care journey.
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.