Let’s Talk About Creating Structure

The Honestly Adoption Podcast, Season 16, Episode 127

We’re continuing our new podcast series called New Year, New You with an episode about the great need for structure, creating a routine, and how you can implement both even if you haven’t to this point on your parenting journey.

Chaos. Utter and complete chaos. That describes most days on the foster and adoptive parenting journey. Heck, that describes most days for parents in general. The surefire way to overcome chaos and begin to move toward peace and consistency is through structure, and a consistent routine that you follow with your family. In today’s episode, Mike discusses principles that can help you achieve this. Listen to the episode now…

Let’s Talk About Your Finances

We’re in Episode 2 of our new podcast series entitled New Year, New You. This series is all about maximizing your opportunity in a brand new year.

Finances. Wow! Sticky subject. Especially right after the Holidays. But it’s a crucial topic and there are simply ways you can maximize your money, even if you have a small budget (which a lot of us on the foster and adoptive journey do). Our good friend Chad Johnson, from Blue Financial Coaching joins us to explain some simple methods to make our budget go a long way. Listen to the episode…

Let’s Talk Self Care!

The Honestly Adoption Podcast, Season 16, Episode 125

It’s a brand New Year! 2020 has finally arrived which means a brand new start. But with everything happening on this journey, how do we start fresh? This brand new podcast series will help answer that question.

Let’s be honest. New Year’s Resolutions often don’t last very long. Statistically speaking, most people totally abandon their resolutions by the end of January. Even goals are hard to maintain for an entire year. Where does that leave us? In the midst of exhausting and busy days, parenting children with trauma histories, we do need to take steps toward change. But it doesn’t have to be difficult. Often, simple changes are the key. In this first episode of our brand new series, New Year, New You, Mike talks self care. Listen now…

How To Manage Downtime During The Holidays

The Honestly Adoption Podcast, Season 15, Episode 124

It’s Part 4 of our Holiday How-To Guide, and in this episode we’re giving you practical strategies for managing the (often) dreaded downtime during Christmas!

You know how this goes. It’s the school year, and it it certainly has its own struggles. The constant on-the-go of Monday through Friday, and then sports, church, and get-togethers sprinkled in makes the grind a bit exhausting. But it’s structured. It’s routine. What do you do when that changes and you’re suddenly in the middle of Christmas break, with little to no routine, and the meltdowns are starting to arise? On today’s episode we’re answering that very question. Listen in now…

How To Manage Family Gatherings During The Holidays

The Honestly Adoption Podcast- Season 15, Episode 123

Christmas is less than a week away and we’re continuing our podcast series called The Holiday How-To Guide. Have you ever wondered how to successfully navigate those sometimes difficult extended family gatherings? In this episode we’re giving you some practical strategies to do just that!

Maybe you’ve been in this situation. You’re gearing up for the annual Christmas feast at Great Grandma’s house but all you feel is dread. You’re fearful that your extended family won’t understand your family make up, or be very accommodating when it comes to your child’s special needs. How do you successfully navigate family gatherings? How do you manage your children’s behaviors, or anxiety, in potentially high stressful environments? Listen in now to discover some helpful strategies…