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Should you make your kids go to church?

Should you make your kids go to church?

Episode 34 · · 28:30

At what point should your child’s faith become their own? Does making them go to church put a negative spin on church? We sat down with Pastor Joe and his wife Karen and discussed ho...

How do You Keep Romance Alive?

How do You Keep Romance Alive?

Episode 33 · · 24:49

Is dating your spouse related to parenting? The answer is YES! Join us as we talk about dating your spouse in different seasons of parenting. Why it matters, tips and tricks to make ...

Mental Health Part 3: The truth about Bullying

Mental Health Part 3: The truth about Bullying

Episode 32 · · 31:20

This is the final part of our three-part series on Mental Health. Did you know that the CDC states that 1 in 5 high schoolers report being bullied? In this episode, we'll sit down wi...

Mental Health Part 2: What do we need to know about depression in kids?

Mental Health Part 2: What do we need to know about depression in kids?

Episode 31 · · 28:50

This is part two of our three-part series, where we talk about mental health. Depression is a word that is commonly used and thrown around. We sit down with licensed counselor Jessic...

Mental Health Part 1: What does anxiety look like for kids?

Mental Health Part 1: What does anxiety look like for kids?

Episode 30 · · 35:03

Mental health is such an important topic. As parents, we must know how to prepare and equip our children to be healthy. We are kicking off our mental health series, talking about anx...

Santa?

Santa?

Episode 29 · · 29:29

Santa is a hot topic among Christian parents; many draw a hard line in the sand. Why is there so much controversy around jolly old St. Nick? Can you point to Jesus and also do Santa ...

Are Sports Dangerous? The Parent + Kid’s Relationship (Part 3)

Are Sports Dangerous? The Parent + Kid’s Relationship (Part 3)

Episode 28 · · 22:18

Did you know that youth sports is a 37-billion-dollar industry? How do you know when and to what level should your kids participate in sports? Should all kids play sports? What is my...

Are Sports Dangerous? A Child’s Heart (Part 2)

Are Sports Dangerous? A Child’s Heart (Part 2)

Episode 27 · · 21:43

Did you know that youth sports is a 37-billion-dollar industry? How do you know when and to what level should your kids participate in sports? Should all kids play sports? What is my...

Are Sports Dangerous? A Parents Role (Part 1)

Are Sports Dangerous? A Parents Role (Part 1)

Episode 26 · · 23:07

Did you know that youth sports is a 37-billion-dollar industry? How do you know when and to what level should your kids participate in sports? Should all kids play sports? What is my...

Why is Adoption for Everyone?

Why is Adoption for Everyone?

Episode 25 · · 33:36

In this episode of Parenting for the Everyday, we are talking all about adoption—the good stuff, the messy stuff, and the in-between stuff. We break down misconceptions and discuss w...

Navigating Postpartum

Navigating Postpartum

Episode 24 · · 22:38

Postpartum is a term that probably everyone has heard before, but few can accurately define it. On this episode of Parenting for the Everyday, we sit down with nurse practitioner Kat...

What Can I Learn from My Grief?

What Can I Learn from My Grief?

Episode 23 · · 34:14

Nobody wants to experience grief, yet we all have. Whatever the source: illness, death, or broken relationships, we want to talk about the messy side of grief. What does it look like...

How Should the Parent/Grandparent Relationship Look?

How Should the Parent/Grandparent Relationship Look?

Episode 22 · · 28:55

Grandparents are a special gift, but what does it look like to utilize them in parenting? In today’s conversation, we want to give parents and grandparents practical ways to invite g...

Back-to-School Rhythms

Back-to-School Rhythms

Episode 21 · · 30:01

It’s hard to make the transition from summer to the school year. We wanted to know how to prepare and equip our kids to do it well. In this episode, we sat with Kati Foster, a public...

Staying Connected to Your Spouse During the Tensions of Parenthood

Staying Connected to Your Spouse During the Tensions of Parenthood

Episode 20 · · 31:16

Did you know that two-thirds of couples report that the quality of their relationship drops within three years of the birth of a child? We sat down with Micah and Jess Irwin, two peo...

Living in the Middle Moments

Living in the Middle Moments

Episode 19 · · 37:41

Parenting can feel all-consuming at times. We sat down with Jimmy and Emily Kozy — parents to four kids and asked them to dissect one of the busiest parenting seasons. How do you not...

Overcoming Fear in Parenting

Overcoming Fear in Parenting

Episode 18 · · 34:26

The most recent school shooting shattered our illusion of safety for our children. We invited CVCA administration Jason Spodnik and Dr. Matt Koons to discuss how to process fear as p...

Having Hard Conversations With Your Kids

Having Hard Conversations With Your Kids

Episode 17 · · 29:27

In this episode of Parenting in the Everyday, we discuss the importance of having hard conversations with your kids. The topics could include things like sexuality, addiction, and de...

Finding a Summertime Rhythm

Finding a Summertime Rhythm

Episode 16 · · 32:35

In this episode of Parenting in the Everyday, we are talking about the transition from the school year to summer, which is both anticipated and, if we are honest, a little scary. We ...

Leading Your Family When God Asks You to Do Hard Things

Leading Your Family When God Asks You to Do Hard Things

Episode 15 · · 22:39

On this Parenting in the Everyday episode, we are talking with NEO Orchard church planter Lentrail Abston and his wife, Ingrid. They answered God’s call to move to a new neighborhood...

Anxiety and Kids: What Do You Need to Know?

Anxiety and Kids: What Do You Need to Know?

Episode 14 · · 31:55

On this Parenting for the Everyday episode, we talk with Jonathan Holmes, author and Executive Director of Fieldstone Counseling Center. Jonathan shares his expertise as we dive into...

Discussing Pornography With Your Kids

Discussing Pornography With Your Kids

Episode 13 · · 34:13

In this Parenting in the Everyday episode, we are talking about porn. Did you know that the average age of exposure is eight years old? How do you protect them from this? Join us as ...

From Childhood to Adulthood: Fostering Healthy Relationships With Your Kids

From Childhood to Adulthood: Fostering Healthy Relationships With Your Kids

Episode 12 · · 28:46

In this episode of Parenting in the Everyday, we discuss relationships. What can we do now to foster healthy relationships with our kids that will translate into adult children? Do y...

What Do Parents Need to Know About Cell Phones?

What Do Parents Need to Know About Cell Phones?

Episode 11 · · 36:29

On this Parenting in the Everyday episode, we are talking about cell phones! Cell phones seem essential to everyday life, but how do you know your kid is ready? What’s safe and what’...

Why should you prioritize traveling with your kids?

Why should you prioritize traveling with your kids?

Episode 10 · · 31:28

On this episode of "Parenting in the Everyday," we are talking about travel! Traveling with kids can be very challenging. Is it worth the cost? What about the headache? Is there a wa...

How To Raise Financially Literate Kids

How To Raise Financially Literate Kids

Episode 9 · · 28:15

On this Parenting in the Everyday episode, we are talking about money! How do we balance that with our faith in a society that places huge importance on money? How do we teach our ch...

How Do You Prepare Your Child to Date?

How Do You Prepare Your Child to Date?

Episode 8 · · 29:58

On this episode of Parenting in the Everyday we are talking about dating! Specifically, how do you know your child is ready to date? Is there an age that makes them ready? What bound...

Where Should My Child Go to School (Part 2): Is Public School Right for Your Kids?

Where Should My Child Go to School (Part 2): Is Public School Right for Your Kids?

Episode 7 · · 21:55

Deciding what school option is right for your child can be so overwhelming for a parent. On this episode of Parenting for the Everyday, we are talking with two parents who chose publ...

Where Should My Child Go to School (Part 1): Is Private School Right for Your Kids?

Where Should My Child Go to School (Part 1): Is Private School Right for Your Kids?

Episode 6 · · 24:43

On this episode of Parenting for the Everyday, we are talking with the Headmaster of Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, Dr. Matt Koons, and his wife, Sarah Koons, CCC’s very own Kids...

How Do You Build Healthy Eating Habits in Your Kids?

How Do You Build Healthy Eating Habits in Your Kids?

Episode 5 · · 28:48

On this episode of Parenting for the Everyday, we are talking about building healthy eating habits in your kids. We asked nutritionist and personal trainer, Kim Davis, a full range o...