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The Parent Trip
53 minutes | Sep 24, 2015
The Parent Trip: Unplugging Your Kids
Carol Anne and Mary-Margaret are back at the table to discuss something we all know too well. Even if we don’t want to admit it. Screen Time. Distractions. Technology. We welcome Matthew Jervis, author of the book, “How to Entertain, Distract and Unplug Your Kids: tricks, tools, and spontaneous screen free activities”. Matthew is joining us via Skype as he shares his childhood stories and thoughts on developing his book. To purchase the book: http://www.amazon.com/Entertain-Distract-Unplug-Your-Kids/dp/1632206250/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1443201080&sr=8-1&keywords=how+to+entertain+distract+and+unplug+your+kidsMatthew’s website: www.makeitcreativity.com
61 minutes | Mar 25, 2014
The Parent Trip: Learning Disabilities
Carol Anne and Mary-Margaret learned quite a bit this episode and we are pretty sure you will too! We welcome Brian Smith, Becky Beerbower, and Caroline Allen to the table as we discuss the ins and outs of Learning Disabilities. How to look for them, how to diagnose them, and how to handle them. There are resources and advice given that can benefit parents, teachers, and kids alike. Tune in to hear what these experts have to share! For more information, check out: www.interdys.org
13 minutes | Dec 10, 2013
Quick Trips 12: Finding A Sitter
This quick trip offers up a few outside the box ideas for finding sitter. Everyone needs some alone time now and then, and family or firends aren't always an ooption. So, here's what we came up with. Tune in now to The Parent Trip: Quick Trips!
69 minutes | Nov 12, 2013
The Parent Trip: The Birds and The Bees
Well, this show may be a little awkward at times, but Mary-Margaret and Carol Anne power through it! Tough topic or not, this is a very important discussion for parents to have with their kids. You may surprised at what we find out... in fact, we learned a lot on this episode! We welcome Judy Ingold to the table for the dos and don'ts & the hows and whys...about the birds and the bees.
67 minutes | Aug 23, 2013
The Parent Trip: ADHD Coach Ann Miller
Finally back from summer break, Carol Anne and Mary-Margaret welcome special guest, Ann Miller, to the table to help us get down to the nitty gritty of ADHD. Ann Miller is an expert ADHD coach with ADD 2 Success ADHD Coaching. Ann is dedicated to helping teens and young adults with ADHD and similar issues reach peak academic and personal success. She believes parents need encouragement and support during this transition of their children into adulthood. Having ADD herself along with raising two sons with it, she has personally experienced every possible symptom and challenge that both students and parents experience with ADHD in the family. Ann has a unique ability to connect deeply with students and parents individually plus bring increased communication and harmony back into the family. Blog: www.add2success.com/blog College Readiness Assessment: www.add2success.net/college-readiness
36 minutes | May 3, 2013
The Parent Trip: Stress No More
We all do it, nobody wants to, but its going to happen - especially with children. It's STRESS! Mary-Margaret and Carol Anne touch on a few easy things you can do to release your tension and avoid sobbing on the kitchen floor (not that we'd know anything about that). Breathe in, breathe out... and listen to The Parent Trip!
8 minutes | Apr 2, 2013
Quick Trips 11: Bored of Summer
Its the famous last words of a parents' sanity… "I'm bored!" With summer quickly approaching, Carol Anne and Mary-Margaret have some tips on how to get the jump start on keeping your kids active and happy!
11 minutes | Mar 28, 2013
Quick Trips 10: Fooled You!
Need some tips to pull off the perfect April Fools joke on your kids? We've got you covered! Carol Anne and Mary-Margaret give you some easy and fun ideas to help "get them good" in this silly Quick Trip!
58 minutes | Feb 19, 2013
The Parent Trip: Tragedy & Children
You never want to talk about it, but, now days you have to. Tragedy effects so many aspects of childrens lives... but when it happens at school, its a whole new discussion. How do you talk to your child about it? What is being done to prevent it? What can you do to help the authorities? Carol Anne and Mary-Margaret are joined by Steve Demiter, Assistant Superintendent of Catawba County Schools and Captain Alton Price of the Catawba County Sherriffs Department. These gentlemen discuss what is being done in our local schools and how recent events have led authorities to step outside the box and evaluate their policies.
6 minutes | Jan 21, 2013
New Dad Files: Episode 3
The big day is almost here! Can Michael prepare for baby Willard just like he did in high school? Wait... what do you mean he made D's and fell asleep? What's he in store for? He's learning massage, eating snacks, watching "the video" and cramming all he can for the final exam!
21 minutes | Dec 4, 2012
Quick Trips 9: Holiday Traditions
'Tis the season for holiday traditions and podcasts! Here's a Quick Trip just for you and yours to enjoy this festive season... see you in 2013!
13 minutes | Nov 20, 2012
Quick Trips 8: Thanks!
Just a Quick Trip to say "Thanks" to our listeners -- and give you some super fun Thanksgiving traditions you can start of your own! Carol Anne and Mary-Margaret are thankful for you!
51 minutes | Nov 8, 2012
The Parent Trip 12: Single Parenting
We all know that parenting is pretty much the hardest job out there. Now, imagine doing it by yourself. This month on The Parent Trip, Carol Anne and Mary-Margaret sit down with Chris, a Dad who has been there and done that when it comes to single parenting. Dad to both a girl and boy, he has pretty much seen it all. What about having "the talk"? How do you start dating again? What are some things you can do for yourself? Its enough to make your head spin, yet somehow, single parents pull it off. Listen in and let's find out how.
5 minutes | Oct 31, 2012
New Dad Files: Episode 2
Our dad-to-be, Michael, discusses his "Daddy-Do List". All of which need to be handled before the DUE date.
59 minutes | Oct 5, 2012
The Parent Trip: Politics and Parenting
Its election time here in the US. Opinions are flying, mudslinging on the TV, and talk of it even happens on the playground. What's a parent to do? Since there's no real escaping the election buzz - what's the best way to handle it? Carol Anne and Mary-Margaret ask the tough questions that most want to avoid and seek guidance from political enthusiast & dad Alan to help them figure it out. No matter who you're voting for - this is an episode you don't want to miss.
4 minutes | Sep 21, 2012
New Dad Files: Episode 1
From late night cravings to 4 am feedings – Dads share in this crazy trip too! There's a new segment on The Parent Trip, as we welcome a new member to our team this week with the "Dad Files". Listen in and follow along as new dad Michael prepares for the babys arrival while juggling his his own life too!
40 minutes | Aug 29, 2012
The Parent Trip: Just Keep Swimming
Carol Anne and Mary-Margaret both love the water... and want their kids to as well! But, how do you overcome the fear of water in the face? What about explaining how to float? Is doggy-paddling okay? Since we want some water-lovin' babies - we brought in the expert to help us out. Everyone should know how to swim... age doesn't matter! Listen in and find out some tips to take your kid from the bath-tub to swim champ!
36 minutes | Aug 22, 2012
The Parent Trip: School's Cool
Its that time of year again -- back to school! Its not just about shopping and new teachers - there's lots to get ready for! Carol Anne and Mary-Margaret have some tips for you and your kids about getting back in the swing of things to help with the transitions you may face. You and your kids have to make some adjustments after these lazy summer days... listen in and make sure you are ready to take on the year with energy!
15 minutes | Jul 15, 2012
Quick Trips 7: Kid Chores
The word “chores” may strike fear in to the heart of any kid – but no worries parents! Carol Anne and Mary-Margaret of The Parent Trip, have a “Quick Trip” for you to help ease your child into the proper chores for his or her age. Show them chores are more than busy work – they are actually fundamental in emotional growth. Who knew, right? Running Time: 14 minutes
53 minutes | May 31, 2012
The Parent Trip: Holy Parenting!
You can call it organic, you can say its too hard to do – but this show is about getting down to the nitty gritty of holistic living and how it can effect and aide your parenting. Turns out, its not really hard to adapt to… in fact, your grandparents were probably living this way in their everyday life! Suzanne for The MESH’s “Be Holistic” is our guest today as we discover there is a little “hippie” in all of us! You just have to listen… ‘cause, we know, parenting sure is one crazy trip!
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