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Parenthood By Fire
36 minutes | Feb 15, 2017
Mike starts the show with a shameless plug for his “Yetti Mug” as well as a question about when is the right time to assign chores to your kids. We’ve had a conversation in the past regarding chores but with our kids several years older, some new perspective comes into the fold.
38 minutes | Feb 8, 2017
E153: Childhood Anxiety
The gang introduces a new feature called “The Mail Bag” and an update on the new studio build out. Jennifer talks about the introduction of homework into a Montessori household and shares a bit about Red’s science fair project. For this weeks topic, the team talks about how to spot and treat anxiety in children.
33 minutes | Jan 30, 2017
E152: The Big 2017 Rant
The gang gets together for another 30 minutes of magic! Ok, maybe that’s a bit extreme. We check in with one of our previous hosts Alania for an adoption check-point. The rest of the episode is a bit of a rant with some good advice for parents.
31 minutes | Jan 23, 2017
E151: Dealing With Stress
Jennifer starts the episode with a fun story about Red’s interesting sleep habits. Mike brings this weeks topic (and some resources) regarding the best ways to deal with stress. LINK: https://childdevelopmentinfo.com/family-living/stress/#.WFdVs1MrKHs
29 minutes | Jan 16, 2017
E150: Common Complaint
It’s the 150th episode of Parenthood By Fire is here!!! Nothing like bringing up an old frustration on the podcast. Some information and resources for parents with kids currently doing Common Core curriculum in school. LINK: http://www.teachthought.com/pedagogy/50-common-core-resources-for-teachers/
31 minutes | Jan 2, 2017
E149: Talking To Your Kids About Drugs
The gang starts by talking about the new paper/plastic law in California. Mike brings another top 10 (top 11) list, the “11 Internet Slang Words” that every parent should know. For today’s topic, we talk about talking to your kids about drugs.
31 minutes | Dec 26, 2016
E148: The Gift of Giving
As Mike continues to sip Egg Nog, the gang gets back together for another fine episode. We talk a bit about how holiday plans work in each household. We also talk about gift giving and the value of giving a gift rather than receiving.
27 minutes | Dec 19, 2016
E147: The Christmas Special
It’s time for the annual Christmas special!!! The gang gets together for a more “conversational version” of the show. Mike shares the top 15 movies watched during Christmas time. And we’re left with a question… Would you watch Parenthood By Fire if we provided the show as video?
26 minutes | Dec 12, 2016
E146: Connecting With Kids
To start the episode, Mike brings ANOTHER top 10 list. What games do you enjoy with your family during the holidays? Aside from the top 10, Mike brings a topic this week to share and discuss the best way to intentionally connect with your kiddos.
33 minutes | Dec 5, 2016
E145: When Do Parenting Roles Change
Mike starts the episode with an extension of his holiday spirit with a “Christmas Top 10 (actually 20)”. What Christmas song(s) do you like? You’ll learn first hand what Christmas songs we “dislike”. As for the real topic, Jennifer shares the process of determining picking the right school or program when it’s time for your […]
35 minutes | Nov 28, 2016
E144: Anxious Kids
Another great episode by the hosts at Parenthood By Fire. This episode we learn that Jennifer can no longer sleep in her bedroom. Pedro brings a more serious topic regarding anxiety with our kiddos.
38 minutes | Nov 21, 2016
E143: Thanksgiving Mistakes
It’s that time of year again, time for the 2016 Parenthood By Fire Thanksgiving special. Mike shares a top 10 list of the biggest mistakes made on Thanksgiving. We also have some “side chatter” regarding traditions and special things we do in our homes to make the holiday special. Ultimately, a very fun episode! Happy […]
35 minutes | Nov 15, 2016
E142: Liar Liar Pants On Fire
Mike starts off the episode with a story about Goose “still needing daddy”. Do your children lie to you? If yes, this episode is for you! If no, stop lying to yourself. 🙂 Some great tips provided regarding the best way to handling lying kiddos.
33 minutes | Nov 13, 2016
E141: The Perfect Vacation With Your Family
SPECIAL GUEST: “Red” (Jennifer’s son) joins us this week for the episode. Mike shares his experiences at the Disney Aulani resort on Oahu for the first 15 minutes. 🙂 After the rant, Mike shares an article from www.ahaparenting.com, the Family Vacation Survival Guide.
36 minutes | Nov 1, 2016
E140: How Much Stuff Do You REALLY Need?
The gang has a fun and light-hearted conversation about what “stuff” you actually need when having a baby. What worked for us? What was all hype? Granted some of the newer items we’ve never used so new moms, we’d love your feedback on what worked (or didn’t work) for you.
27 minutes | Oct 25, 2016
E139: Over Indulging Kids (Part 2)
Over indulgence continues with this bonus (part 2) episode about over indulging kids. Mike shares a story regarding health and the gang wraps by sharing things you can do if you’ve already over indulged your kids.
32 minutes | Oct 18, 2016
E138: Over Indulging Kids (Part 1)
The gang starts off with a few stories about their kiddos. Mike brings this week’s topic related to how parents overindulge their kids. Find out what causes parents to be overindulgent and find out what Jennifer is allowing Red to do. The gang runs out of time and makes this topic a two part episode.
33 minutes | Oct 11, 2016
E137: Is Homework Important?
Mike starts by asking everyone what others think of the new intro music and challenges listeners to find us a new good track to start and close the show. Pedro brings this weeks topic regarding the importance of homework.
31 minutes | Oct 4, 2016
E136: Balancing Sports and Family Life
Mike celebrates episode #136 for no real reason. Mike also launches a new feature called “What Do You Not Know About The Hosts” and plays some Christmas music (yes – it’s early). Red pranks his teacher and Mike brings this week’s topic on the best ways to balance organized sports and family life.
34 minutes | Sep 27, 2016
E135: Raising Good Kids
Back by popular demand, Mike brings back the top 10 list! Jennifer brings this topic this week as the gang discusses the top 6 tips to raise “good kids”.
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