A Veteran Dad

In this special episode, Juspreet and Lisa spend some time with an Army Veteran and super hero dad. Dennis. Dennis spent over 20 years in the Army as a dad of two daughters. After he retired from the Army,  and  he started life as a civilian with a new wife, a stepson and a new baby.  Listen in as he shares his stories about deploying to active combat, jumping out of a plane for a living and finding his balance in Life.

Do you have a Veteran parent or spouse that is a super hero in your life?  We would love to hear from you on Facebook or Instagram.

Your Story Matters

How does the legacy of our parents and grandparents play a role in our own lives?  What impact can one generation have on the next one?

In this episode, Juspreet and Lisa talk about why self-reflection and self-exploration are important for children and adults alike. Your Story Matters and why it matters goes much deeper than just  understanding how you think and feel.  Juspreet reflects on a recent workshop where she helped some young leaders get to know themselves and each other. Then they both talk about the legacy that endures in their own lives.  Listen to the episode and then join the conversation too.

The Search for Fertility

How does the journey of IVF take its toll on marriage, mental health and household finances? Have we created space for men to be vulnerable about infertility? And can therapy be a part of the healing process?

In this episode, Juspreet continues her conversation with Reena Sekhon on miscarriage, womanhood and maternity. Listen to the conversation and then join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram or even email.

This is part 2 of a 2 part podcast.

Blooming with Her Story

Can the journey of waiting actually bring about healing and strength for a couple that is hoping to get pregnant? How does owning your own story lead  to and inspire deeper change in others?

In this episode, Juspreet speaks to food & fashion blogger, Reena Sekhon about parenting,  love, pregnancy and miscarriage.  Listen in and then join the conversation on Instagram, Facebook or even email.

Sharpening Our Pencils

Finding the right techniques to keep the lines of communication open in our lives takes practice, this is as true for parenting as any other responsibility. In this episode,  Juspreet and Lisa share some tips on how to get to know your child, their friend’s, teachers and friend’s parents too. These tips are not just relevant when you suspect bullying in your child’s life, but as preventative care as well.

This is podcast is part 2 of 2.

Going Back To School

Kids and Parents are getting ready for a new school year, and sometimes that means more than just school supplies. How do you prepare your child and yourself for Bullying and other adverse social behavior?  In this Episode from our archive, Juspreet talks through rushing to school after a call about a school yard fight. Lisa talks about her own experience being bullied and then becoming a bully.  This episode is part 1 of 2 parts.

Politics and Playdates

What do you do if your view on politics don’t necessarily match with the parents of your children’s friends?  What would you do if disagree with another parent while you are on a playdate? How do you determine if your friends want to talk about emotionally charged topics?

In this episode, Lisa and Juspreet discuss if politics and playdates can mix! And join the conversation on instagram, facebook , twitter or send us an email!

Vacations, Boredom and Being in Love

Preparing for a vacation can be more work than it worth especially if you outsource the packing to unsupervised children! In this episode, Juspreet talks about reconnecting with her children, family and husband on a vacation. She also gives her children a taste of boredom and all the wonderful things that can happen as a result of true boredom. Listen in and then join the conversation on social media @IYTTShine on instagram and facebook.

Connections and Open Spaces

How can we retain open spaces in our minds, heart and lives to connect with others?  Is this a quality that can be taught or is it inherent to our personality?  In this episode, Juspreet and Lisa talk about making connections and creating a world where we are not closing our children off to our others. They also exchange some babysitting secrets!

A trip to the DMV, Easy right?

Sometimes when you are a parent, every day mundane errands are easy and breezy and other times they become epic sagas.  In this episode, Lisa describes a trip to the DMV where just about everything goes wrong. Just when she thinks things cannot get any worse, they do. And then- she experiences solidarity from others. Join in as they talk about solidarity, being kind and how to make a friend.

Dopamine and Social Media- it’s like riding a bike

As humans we have always been addicted to the euphoric effects of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Now more than ever, we are becoming addicted to the instant gratification of likes on social media. Once exposed to the quick and easy rewards in technology, it becomes harder for children to develop the neural pathways that trigger dopamine from other experiences.  What effect does this have on our children now and in the future?

Going going, back back to… work work!

Parenting is often about balance as much as it is approach. In this episode, we hear about Lisa’s transition back to work. What stresses are added to a family when a primary caregiver returns to work?  How can we counteract the immense value and confidence that comes along with the idea of work?  Does our local culture affect how we view our own worth?

Join in our conversation as we discuss work, worth and how relativity is an important tool to measure progress.