The Empowered Parent Podcast
Lisa Qualls & The Connected Parent - S07 E06

Lisa Qualls & The Connected Parent - S07 E06

July 7, 2020

Chris, Kayla, and Ryan are joined by Lisa Qualls to talk about her new book, The Connected Parent, co-written with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis. Lisa shares about the writing process between her and Dr. Purvis, and the story of publication after Dr. Purvis' death. The gang talk about the benefits of the book, and how it complements the work of TBRI first presented in The Connected Child. Lisa also discusses her work mentoring adoptive and foster moms through Hope Circle.

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Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere

Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy

Advocate + Speaker + Author: Jillana Goble - S07 E05

Advocate + Speaker + Author: Jillana Goble - S07 E05

June 2, 2020

Chris, Kayla, and Ryan are joined by Jillana Goble to talk about her experiences as a foster and adoptive mom, how she came to write her book, No Sugar Coating: The Coffee Talk You Need About Foster Parenting, and her work with Embrace Oregon. The latter is an Every Child Oregon initiative, which seeks to help foster children and foster families in the state of Oregon through partnering with their Department of Human Services Child Welfare.

Jillana's book is a must-read for anyone thinking about fostering children, for those who do not plan to foster but wish to support those who do, and for foster parents who, in the face of what may seem overwhelming issues, may need reminders of why they started this journey in the first place.

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One Big Happy Home

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Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere

Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy

Empowering the Podcast - S07 E04

Empowering the Podcast - S07 E04

May 25, 2020

Four years ago we gathered around a dining room table one night with some borrowed audio gear, and started sharing about our successes and our failures as parents. We had no idea how much this podcast was needed in the adoption and foster care world. Now, thanks to you, our listeners, we've had more than 300,000 downloads of the podcast.

We love that we can play a part in bringing hope, encouragement, and healing to adoptive and foster families. We are so thankful for the people who have poured into us so we could pour into others.

We get contacted on a weekly basis by people wanting to advertise on the podcast. We are committed to keeping the podcast AD FREE and only share with you things we actually use at our house. We do however have costs associated with making and producing the podcast.

In this special episode, we discuss the launch of a Patreon page to fund our ongoing work.

Would you consider playing a part by becoming part of our Patreon family? CLICK HERE to become a patron of the Empowered Parent Podcast.

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Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere

Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy

Five Keys to Maximizing This Time  - S07 E03

Five Keys to Maximizing This Time - S07 E03

May 15, 2020

A major turning point in our family was when we chose to see difficult behavior as an opportunity for connection. We're not stuck at home with our kids during the coronavirus quarantines, rather we have an opportunity to strengthen the relationship with our children. We have to lead in our homes now more than ever. In that light, we discuss five keys to help parents out:

  • Be flexible and creative
  • Stay structured
  • Be kind
  • Talk about it
  • Stay calm

Resources mentioned in this episode

Become a patron of the Empowered Parent Podcast

We love that we can play a part in bringing hope, encouragement, and healing to families across the world. We are so thankful for the people who have poured into us so we could pour into others. Would you consider supporting our ongoing work by becoming a patron of our podcast?

One Big Happy Home

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Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere

Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy

The Struggle is Real - S07 E02

The Struggle is Real - S07 E02

May 2, 2020

Chris, Ryan, and Kayla continue talking about the COVID-19 crisis and the struggles at home. They discuss heightened levels of anxiety, finding rhythm and routine during an unusual time, as well as learning to be flexible and creative.


Resources mentioned in this episode


One Big Happy Home

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Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere

Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy

Shelter in Place - S07 E01

Shelter in Place - S07 E01

April 17, 2020

Chris, Ryan, and Kayla discuss the strangeness of the 'shelter in place' world we live in, life slowing down, schooling at home, and challenging behaviors with kids.

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BUILD: Creating a Foundation of Connection is an interactive learning experience for parents who want to create a foundation of connection between them and their children. CLICK HERE to learn more and register for the class. Use the discount code PODCAST when you check out for 10% off the price of the class.

One Big Happy Home

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Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere

Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy

Recognizing the Signs of Stress - S06 E11

Recognizing the Signs of Stress - S06 E11

March 22, 2020

Kayla, Ryan, and Chris talk about doing the detective work of helping our kids recognize when they are getting stressed. In doing this, we can help them develop strategies to decompress and regulate. 

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Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere

Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy

Executive Producer: Ryan North

Tapestry Conference 2019 - S06 E10

Tapestry Conference 2019 - S06 E10

September 21, 2019

Tapestry Conference 2019 is almost here! The conference will be Friday and Saturday, October 18-19, at Irving Bible Church in Irving, Texas.

Chris, Kayla, and Ryan talk about some of the speakers, what attendees can expect, and what they themselves are excited about this year.

Podcast listeners can get 10% off the cost of attendance with the code EMPOWEREDPARENT. Register on the conference web site at www.tapestryconference.org

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Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere

Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy

Executive Producer: Ryan North

Rupture and Repair - S06 E09

Rupture and Repair - S06 E09

August 27, 2019

We all rupture the relationship with our kids which allows us opportunities to repair it. Chris, Ryan, and Kayla discuss how to make sure that we are repairing the relationship when we are the ones who rupture it. Repairing relationship hurts let our kids know that they matter and it gives us an opportunity to model humility and making things right.

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Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere

Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy

Executive Producer: Ryan North

Honestly Adoption with Mike and Kristin Berry - S06 E08

Honestly Adoption with Mike and Kristin Berry - S06 E08

August 1, 2019

Chris, Kayla, and Ryan welcome Mike and Kristin Berry to talk about their new book, Honestly Adoption. The Berrys are the parents of 8 adopted children and have cared for another 23 as foster parents. They are the founders of Confessions of an Adoptive Parent and together, they host the Honestly Adoption podcast. Their new book is a terrific resource for those considering adoption, as well as those of us who have been in that trenches for years.

Resources Mentioned in this Episode

Honestly Adoption: Answers to 101 Questions About Adoption and Foster Care - Mike and Kristin Berry

One Big Happy Home

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Music: "Home" by Moses Uvere

Engineered and Produced by Dallas Stacy

Executive Producer: Ryan North