What Happens When You Invite Men To Be Vulnerable?

The Honestly Adoption Podcast- Season 17, Episode 132

The words ‘vulnerable’ and ‘men’ are usually not mentioned in the same sentence with one another, let alone associated with each other. Yet every fall, in the mountains of Colorado, the two words connect and form a transformational experience for foster and adoptive dads.

In 2016, sensing an urgency to create safe space where foster and adoptive dads could connect with one another, Mike Berry, Andrew Schneidler and Jason Morriss, created Road Trip: A Mountaintop Experience for Foster and Adoptive Dads. They had one goal: create safe space where men could be open, honest, and vulnerable in without fear of judgement or criticism. To date, more than 400 men have journeyed up the mountain. In this latest episode, they share openly what Road Trip is, and why it’s so transformational in men’s lives. Listen to the episode…


How The Story Of Your Past Is Not The Story Of Your Future

The Honestly Adoption Podcast- Season 17, Episode 131

Our kids have come from hard places. And often, they can feel as if they’ll never get out from under the weight of those past storylines. But everything they’ve gone through in the past, does not define their future. Embo Tshimanga is living proof of this!

As a youngster, Embo Tshimanga lived in over twenty-five different homes including six homeless shelters, group homes, two women’s shelters, cars, and five foster homes. The norm for her was lack of electricity, water, and food. A ‘shower’ in a gas station bathroom was typical. By the time she graduated high school, she had attended a total of 28 schools. As difficult as this is to read, it was exponentially more difficult to live through. But today, at 21 years old, Embo is shining a bright light and changing the lives of vulnerable children. Listen to her interview…

Raising A Multiracial Family: A Conversation With Keia Jones-Baldwin

The Honestly Adoption Podcast- Season 17, Episode 129

Today we’re kicking off Season 17 of the Honestly Adoption Podcast and we couldn’t be more excited. We have so many amazing, talented, and wise guests lined up. You’re going to be challenged and inspired!

Recently, Mike and Kristin sat down with Keia Jones-Baldwin from Raising Cultures to talk about raising a multiracial family, the ups and downs of parenting, her brand new podcast, and the ever so fun experience of dealing with internet trolls, and how to hit personal attacks online head on. You’re going to love this interview. Keia is a rockstar and has a brilliant perspective. Listen to the interview now…

Get A Sneak Peak Into Season 17 Of The Podcast!

The Honestly Adoption Podcast- Season 17 Preview

Coming February 20, 2020…we’re kicking off a brand new season of The Honestly Adoption Podcast, but you get a sneak peak into what’s to come. Click below to check out our season preview!

Hard to believe that we’ve already arrived at our 17th season. Sine 2015 we’ve had so much fun, and so many memorable shows. We’ve reached milestones such as being a Top 50 show in the Children and Families category on iTunes, surpassing 20,000 monthly downloads, reaching our 25 country around the globe, and more! But the most important thing is that we’ve been invited into your lives to help you become the best parent possible! That’s the ultimate win. Season 17 is proving to be out of this world, with interviews with world-class people who are quietly but powerfully changing this world. Check out Season 17 preview…

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Let’s Talk About The Need For Community

The Honestly Adoption Podcast, Season 16, Episode 128

One of the most important ways we can take better care of ourselves, maximize this new year, and maintain health as a parent, is through a strong connection to others. But how do you find this?

On the foster and adoptive parenting journey, we need fellow parents in our corner. There’s no way we can maintain a healthy perspective, nor find the encouragement we need to keep moving forward without a strong support community around us. As we wrap up the podcast series, New Year, New You, the most important message we can leave you with, is the message of community. Listen to the episode now…

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…

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…