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Parenting teens and young adults today is a huge challenge. Sandy Fowler brings help as she interviews experts, shares stories and gets real digging into relevant topics such as stress, anxiety, bullying, social media, peer pressure, healthy coping strategies, learning disabilities, communication, parenting strategies, and so much more. The Mighty Parenting podcast goes upstream and focuses on sharing information that families, educators and mentors can use to empower kids in an effective way.
 
If your parenting ever feels like a game of whack-a-mole, we’ve got you. If you are a Type-A planner who wants to parent proactively, we’re here for you. If you find yourself somewhere in between….that parent who longs to parent with intention, but often ends up reacting to situations as they arise, you are our people! Our distinct philosophy - Future Focused Parenting – takes center stage on the podcast. We open every episode with our own personal “why” to demonstrate bringing intention to ...
 
The Brewing After Hours Podcast is hosted by Homebrewer and Digital Creator Sarah Flora, also known as Flora Brewing on Instagram and YouTube where she dives into the technical aspects of brewing beer from her home in Los Angeles. Brewing After Hours is going to take a different look at the history and stories behind beer as well as feature conversations with industry professionals and homebrewers. New episodes every Monday! For podcast updates, behind the scenes content, brewing tutorials a ...
 
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Deana and Kira talk with Sandy Fowler, stress relief coach and host of the Mighty Parenting podcast. Sandy shares tips for creating stress solutions that actually fit into your busy life as well as ways to make the most of sleep, and create quick and easy stress relief moments throughout the day. More about Sandy: https://sandyfowler.com https://mi…
 
In my house, if you open our freezer, we’ve got ice, a frozen pizza and HOPS. Yep that’s all you’ll pretty much find. And on Episode 7, we're talking all things hops! How have hops been used throughout the centuries? What are the different varieties of hops? I chat with Kelly Lohrmeyer, Field Market Manager for Yakima Chief Hops, and also the maste…
 
Parents want our children to grow up to be happy. We want them to be able to handle whatever life throws at them and still thrive. That requires certain skills. Angela Karanja knows what skills this requires and how parents can teach them to their teenagers. She joins Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler in a conversation about the 5 habits o…
 
I’m kicking off the start of the podcast with another sit-down with Georgia Public Broadcasting's Stephen Fowler. Stephen came to talk about SB202 aka the voter suppression bill. We recorded this episode the day before the controversial bill was passed by Georgia Republicans.Stephen came to explain what the bill is and is not. As well as to address…
 
In this interview, I talk to lawyer and voting rights advocate Sara Ghazal (sounds like Gazelle), concerning the spin job by lawmakers on ‘voter integrity’. This interview, like Stephen and Josh, was recorded before the passage of the bill. It is still worth a listen.By The Neighborhood Watch Podcast by The Atlanta Way: A Documentary on Gentrification
 
In this interview, I sit down with State Representative Josh McLaurin, (D-51), Sandy Springs. Josh and I talk about what it was like being a lawmaker during the legislative session, in what would eventually be the passage of SB202.By The Neighborhood Watch Podcast by The Atlanta Way: A Documentary on Gentrification
 
Do animals seek out alcohol? We’re digging into the science behind animals getting drunk off fermented fruit which has been a topic that has piqued my interest for a while now. Some of you may have already seen like the New York City drunk raccoon video or heard about vervet monkeys stealing cocktails from bars, well I’m talking with a molecular bi…
 
Deana and Kira answer your questions about everything from imaginative play, emotional intelligence for kids under 18 months, linking your why to your values and more! Episodes referenced: The Importance of a Strong Why, Figuring Out Your Family’s Values, Raising Kids With Emotional IntelligenceBy Kira Dorrian and Deana Thayer
 
Today we’re talking about coming out. For most parents this is uncharted territory. What does it look like? What does it mean? What if I’m uncomfortable with it? How can I navigate this? How can I love my child through this? Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler talks to John Sovec to help parents understand the coming out process. John provid…
 
In episode 5, it's all about my favorite style of beer Stouts. How did this style come to be and is it really a meal in a glass? We also chat with Marcus Baskerville, Owner and Head Brewer of Weathered Souls Brewing in San Antonio, Texas, and the Founder of the Black is Beautiful global initiative, a collaborative effort in the beer community to br…
 
Deana and Kira speak with Laura Froyen, PhD, of The Balanced Parent podcast to talk about the inner work required to practice Conscious Parenting. How do we understand our triggers and do the necessary healing in order to be the best parents we can be? More on Laura: https://www.laurafroyen.com/By Kira Dorrian and Deana Thayer
 
When we’re waiting for our little bundles of joy to show up in our lives we dream; we dream about holding them, spending time with them, and enjoying a great relationship when they’re all grown up. We don’t dream about teens lying to parents, manipulating, arguing, or teens talking back. These are some of the more challenging behavior problems we e…
 
On this episode we’re discussing the history of women in beer and uncovering the truth about whether or not women dominated brewing until they were accused of being witches. If you listened to the podcast's debut episode discussing the history of beer in ancient cultures, you know that women were some of the first brewers. I chat with Dr. Christina…
 
We generally think of leadership in teens as being president of a student organization or captain of a team. But leadership goes far beyond those boundaries. It can show up in myriad ways in everyday life for our kids. And why do we care about it? Yes, every college is asking about leadership and it’s on every scholarship application, but other tha…
 
Some say that 70% of the flavor of your beer is from the yeast, so move over hops! We’re talking about the under-appreciated work horse of beer in Episode 3 of Brewing After Hours. There have been some interesting beers brewed with yeast from unexpected places and you'll hear all sorts of stories. Plus expect a great conversation with Erik Fowler, …
 
Deana and Kira speak with Richard Capriola, author of The Addicted Child, about how to protect our children from substance abuse. Richard shares some of the warning signs, what to do if you see them, and what you can be doing now to protect children from risk of drugs and alcohol abuse later down the line. More on Richard: https://helptheaddictedch…
 
Two things parents often ask are how to calm the chaos and how to stop nagging their teenager. After all, no-one wants to live in a pig sty or constantly nag their teen. Focusing on home management is one way to stop the nagging—and you get a clean home too! The real surprise here is you’ll be teaching life skills and strengthening your relationshi…
 
So you wanna be a certified beer judge? Well what better person to get advice from than a GRAND MASTER. Sarah chats with grand master (Level VII) herself, Sandy Cockerham, who is one of the highest ranking beer judges in the world, about the Beer Judging Certification Program (BJCP), competitions and homebrewing in general. You'll also hear a few s…
 
Kira and Deana talk about how milestones can cause the resurfacing of grief and the ways that it affects families of all kinds. They also discuss how parents can begin to think about the resurfacing of grief that will occur once the COVID-19 pandemic is over.By Kira Dorrian and Deana Thayer
 
Pornography is something our parents typically didn’t discuss with us as we grew up, other than some backhanded comments or telling us to avoid it. Nor was it as prevalent as it is today. Plus, the nature of porn has changed dramatically and there’s science to show it impacts our children’s brains. Megan Maas joins Mighty Parenting Podcast host San…
 
For the debut episode of the Brewing After Hours podcast, we're going back in time...ancient times to be exact...to discuss when and how beer was first introduced and its purpose in culture. Travis Rupp, Beer Archaeologist, History and Art Professor at University of Colorado Boulder, and former Research and Development Manager at Avery Brewing behi…
 
Deana and Kira chat with one of their members for a coaching call about choosing age-appropriate privileges that go beyond screens, video games, junk food and later bedtimes. They also discuss natural and logical consequences for kids when we need to engage in some gentle discipline. Episodes referenced: Raising Responsible Adults, Spin Cycle: Natu…
 
Whether our teens are stumbling around or truly driven, they will run into obstacles. Oftentimes those obstacles stop them in their tracks and that can be frustrating for everyone. They feel defeated and we feel frustrated. So what can we do to help them eliminate excuses and overcome obstacles? Today’s guest, Summer Owens, knows exactly what to do…
 
We hear a lot about drinking and drug usage in teens and twenty somethings but is it something to worry about with your child? And what if I know my child has a problem? What do I do then? Richard Capriola joins Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler to discuss drinking, drugs, substance abuse and addiction in teenagers. He helps us understand …
 
The Brewing After Hours Podcast is hosted by Homebrewer and Digital Creator Sarah Flora, also known as Flora Brewing on Instagram and YouTube where she dives into the technical aspects of brewing beer at her home in Los Angeles. Brewing After Hours is going to take a different look at the history and stories behind beer as well as feature conversat…
 
Deana and Kira chat with Leslie Josel from Order Out of Chaos. Leslie cracks the procrastination code for parents and gives tangible tools and tips for how to help your kids be successful in areas where they may be struggling. This episode is packed with ideas, some of which might surprise you. Find out why “math in the bath” is a thing and listen …
 
There’s something that’s been an issue for women for years—body image. Very few women or girls express being happy with their bodies. Some are okay with it or feel they have come to terms with it, but they aren’t happy with it. And it isn’t just a weight issue; skin tone, scarring, disabilities and many other things make girls feel “less than” and …
 
Strong love skills are essential for any relationship. We need them to create connection and strengthen our relationship with our teenager, and we need them to help our romantic relationship go the distance. And, one of the best ways we can help our children have a strong relationship in their adulthood is to model that now. With Valentine’s Day ar…
 
Kira and Deana talk with Shayna Raphael, co-founder of The Claire Bear Foundation, an organization dedicated to informing parents about safe infant sleep. Shayna shares her own story and how it has shaped the work she does in order to empower and inform families to make the safest sleep choices for their infants. She also shares the ABCs of safe sl…
 
Is your teenager intense? Handling challenging behavior in teenagers can leave parents floundering. We wonder how to help them, how to motivate them, and maybe contemplate whether any discipline will have an impact. Christine Abrahams understands this and helps parents learn how to develop a deep and loving relationship with the most intense child.…
 
Deana and Kira chat about the parenting moments that make us cringe! Together they unpack the gray area around when we feel our kids are a reflection of us and our parenting, why we feel that way and when we might need to let that go. Our new Parenting on the Same Page course can be downloaded at https://futurefocusedparenting.com/shop. Use your li…
 
Our teens can lock themselves away in their rooms, loose their desire to participate or achieve, lose their zest for life, become angry or moody. They can experience panic attacks and anxiety. We see that behavior and start wondering what to do about it, how to fix our kid. And all of these behaviors or outward signs can come from emotional pain. O…
 
Kira and Deana will be welcoming more guests than usual to the show over the next few months. While Raising Adults guests always bring incredible knowledge and expertise, Deana and Kira want to encourage listeners to be sure to feel empowered to make the choices that work for their family.By Kira Dorrian and Deana Thayer
 
Kira and Deana chat with Brandon Larson from https://fantasticdads.com who shares with listeners how he used his background working with elite athletes to help men become better fathers. He also shares the Move, Think, Feel model and two quick and easy takeaways that Fantastic Dads offers, giving men the resources they need to be better people, so …
 
Procrastination in teens can cause problems for them and frustration for you. You clearly see what they need to do and can't understand why they aren't doing it. Maybe they look lazy or ambivalent. And procrastinating has real consequences. Nagging and pushing hasn't helped so what can you do? Expert Leslie Josel talks to Mighty Parenting host Sand…
 
Kira and Deana chat briefly about how important it is to help our kids learn to behave online as they would in person when it comes to social media, texting and more. With the US inauguration next week and tensions running high, it has never been more important to remember that little eyes are always watching.…
 
Deana and Kira share ways to foster responsibility in our children so that they grow into responsible adults. Also, they share exciting news that their new course “Parenting on the Same Page” is now available online! New course can be downloaded at https://futurefocusedparenting.com/shopBy Kira Dorrian and Deana Thayer
 
Vaping is here and parents wonder what we need to know about vaping. What is it? Is it safe? Is it a real problem or is it not a big deal if our teens vape once in a while? Why are they doing it? What is the truth? Sandy Fowler interviews Dr. Kandi Walker to answer these questions and, most importantly, understand what our kids think about vaping, …
 
Kira and Deana chat about forgiveness, what it is and what it’s not, and how we teach our kids to be forgiving of others and of themselves. Want some extra support this winter? Become a member of the FFP Family and get your questions answered every month in our live Q&A plus become eligible for on-air coaching. Space is limited. Visit https://patre…
 
Parents wonder why teenagers do the things they do. When we struggle with them, it can leave us scratching our heads and wondering. Part of the reason is they may see the world differently than you do. We each have our own fears and beliefs that impact how we see things and how we react. Another issue may be your ability to respond to a situation r…
 
In this replay from Season One, Kira and Deana share ways to foster positive sibling relationships that grow into genuine friendships as the years progress. Want some extra support this winter? Become a member of the FFP Family and get your questions answered every month in our live Q&A plus become eligible for on-air coaching. Space is limited. Vi…
 
Are you using the New Year to get more of what you want from life? Do you wish both you and your teenager would be more successful with your resolutions? Sandy Fowler talks about New Year resolutions for moms and teens in this episode of the Mighty Parenting podcast. She shares a common problem her clients have faced when making resolutions and her…
 
In this replay from Season One, Deana and Kira chat about parental unity and how you can be sure to work as a true team with your parenting partner and other caregivers in your child’s life. Want some extra support this winter? Become a member of the FFP Family and get your questions answered every month in our live Q&A plus become eligible for on-…
 
Seeing our kids struggle is heart breaking for parents. In fact, it can be one of the hardest things for parents to do. It’s why they jump in where they shouldn’t and do more for their kids than is healthy. Parents want to protect their kids, to simply wave a magic wand to give them a perfectly wonderful life. While there isn’t a magic wand, there …
 
In this episode of The Neighborhood Watch Podcast, host King Williams sits down with Bloomberg Media reporter Conor Sen on metro Atlanta and the 2020 election. Conor talks about the economic recovery in Georgia and why it had more of a factor in Biden winning in a slimmer margin. The two also talk about the growth of metro Atlanta and how that affe…
 
In this episode of The Neighborhood Watch Podcast, host King Williams sits down with Georgia Public Broadcasting's Stephen Fowler. Stephen is here to explain all of your voter questions regarding the November 3rd election, the controversy on ballot recounts, the runoffs, and more!He also has a podcast on elections on Georgia called Ballot Box that'…
 
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