Parent Stuff Podcast

6
Dec

Season 2 Finale with Norah Semanco

On this episode of Parent Stuff, host Evan Semanco talks with his 6 year old daughter, Norah, to wrap up Season 2 of the Parent Stuff Podcast. We'll be back in 2022 with a new season and more practical parenting advice to help you win as a parent. 

We'd love for you to join us this holiday season for all the ways to serve together as a family and have fun with The Simple Church. Check out www.HolidaySurvivalGuide.tv for all the info and ways to signup! 

 

Referenced in the Episode: 

 

Feed, Skate, Serve December 12th: http://thesimplechurch.tv/events/events 

Get the December Family Experience in a Box: www.theFX.tv  

 

Intro & Outro Song: Come On! Let's Boogey to the Elf Dance by Sufjan Stevens 

 

Thanks for checking out the podcast, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode and you can reach out with questions or comments to Evan@thesimplechurch.tv. If you like this podcast, make sure to check out Backstage with the Simple Church as well! You can also get FREE PARENT RESOURCES and a monthly Family Experience box at www.theFX.tv.

 

If you like this podcast, check out Backstage with the Simple Church for a weekly look behind the scenes at what is happening at the Simple Church. Find the podcast here: http://thesimplechurch.tv/resources/simple-church-podcasts

 

Thanks again for listening, make sure to subscribe and give us a 5 star review wherever you are listening to this podcast! 

29
Nov

Bryan Reed on Empty Nesting with Blake and Jonah

On this episode of Parent Stuff, hosts Jonah Boaz and Blake Lawson take over to talk different phases of life with Care Pastor Bryan Reed. Bryan is an empty nester, Jonah is about to become a parent for the first time so he's "nesting", and Blake is still transitioning out of the nest. We hope this conversation helps you in whatever phase you're parenting!

 

We'd love for you to join us this holiday season for all the ways to serve together as a family and have fun with The Simple Church. Check out www.HolidaySurvivalGuide.tv for all the info and ways to signup! 

 

Referenced in the Episode: 

 

 

Feed, Skate, Serve December 12th: http://thesimplechurch.tv/events/events 

Get the December Family Experience in a Box: www.theFX.tv  

 

Thanks for checking out the podcast, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode and you can reach out with questions or comments to Evan@thesimplechurch.tv. If you like this podcast, make sure to check out Backstage with the Simple Church as well! You can also get FREE PARENT RESOURCES and a monthly Family Experience box at www.theFX.tv.

 

If you like this podcast, check out Backstage with the Simple Church for a weekly look behind the scenes at what is happening at the Simple Church. Find the podcast here: http://thesimplechurch.tv/resources/simple-church-podcasts

 

Thanks again for listening, make sure to subscribe and give us a 5 star review wherever you are listening to this podcast! 

22
Nov

Surviving the Holidays with Professional Counselor Peri Reed

On this episode of Parent Stuff, host Evan Semanco talks with professional counselor Peri Reed on how to survive the holidays as a parent. Peri offers helpful, practical advice on ways to help your kids adjust to change, talk about a divorce or death in the family, and what to do to build relationships with your kids now. We'd love for you to join us this holiday season for all the ways to serve together as a family and have fun with The Simple Church. Check out www.HolidaySurvivalGuide.tv for all the info and ways to signup! 

 

Referenced in the Episode: 

 

 

Feed, Skate, Serve December 12th: http://thesimplechurch.tv/events/events 

Get the December Family Experience in a Box: www.theFX.tv  

Intro & Outro Song: 

 

Thanks for checking out the podcast, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode and you can reach out with questions or comments to Evan@thesimplechurch.tv. If you like this podcast, make sure to check out Backstage with the Simple Church as well! You can also get FREE PARENT RESOURCES and a monthly Family Experience box at www.theFX.tv.

 

If you like this podcast, check out Backstage with the Simple Church for a weekly look behind the scenes at what is happening at the Simple Church. Find the podcast here: http://thesimplechurch.tv/resources/simple-church-podcasts

 

Thanks again for listening, make sure to subscribe and give us a 5 star review wherever you are listening to this podcast! 

16
Nov

Robyn Horton on Encouraging Generosity in Kids & How to Do Good This Holiday Season

On this episode of Parent Stuff, host Evan Semanco talks with our Do Good Pastor Robyn Horton about Operation Christmas Child, instilling gratitude and fighting entitlement in our kids, an update on the situation in Haiti, and some upcoming ways for you and your family to #DoGood and make some memories this holiday season. Go to www.HolidaySurvivalGuide.tv for all the info and ways to signup! 

 

Referenced in the Episode: 

 

https://childmind.org/article/how-to-take-the-stress-out-of-the-holidays/

 

https://childmind.org/article/4-ways-to-make-the-holidays-better-for-kids/

 

https://childmind.org/article/how-to-handle-holidays-after-a-death-in-the-family/

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/parent-stuff-podcast/id1529171151?i=1000508477214

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/parent-stuff-podcast/id1529171151?i=1000535156111 

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/parent-stuff-podcast/id1529171151?i=1000496511313 

 

Feed, Skate, Serve December 12th: http://thesimplechurch.tv/events/events 

 

Get the December Family Experience in a Box: www.theFX.tv  

 

Intro & Outro Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqAjWUAlJ-0 

 

Thanks for checking out the podcast, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode and you can reach out with questions or comments to Evan@thesimplechurch.tv. If you like this podcast, make sure to check out Backstage with the Simple Church as well! You can also get FREE PARENT RESOURCES and a monthly Family Experience box at www.theFX.tv.

 

If you like this podcast, check out Backstage with the Simple Church for a weekly look behind the scenes at what is happening at the Simple Church. Find the podcast here: http://thesimplechurch.tv/resources/simple-church-podcasts

 

Thanks again for listening, make sure to subscribe and give us a 5 star review wherever you are listening to this podcast! 


8
Nov

Brittney Spivey on Pandemic Pregnancy, The Enneagram & Parenting, & The Benefits of Counseling

On this episode of Parent Stuff, host Evan Semanco talks with return guest Britney Spivey, a mom of 4 boys, business owner, and Enneagram fan (she's an Enneagram 2). Britney opens up about being pregnant during a pandemic, the difficulties her family experienced trying to get pregnant, and why she is a strong believer in Christian Counseling. 

 

Referenced in the Episode: 

 

Britney's Previous Parent Stuff Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/parent-stuff-podcast/id1529171151?i=1000497259984

 

The Tech Wise Family by Andy Crouch: https://www.cru.org/us/en/train-and-grow/life-and-relationships/parenting/how-to-become-a-tech-wise-family.html 

 

Clint Davis Counseling Services: https://clintdaviscounseling.com 

 

Thanks for checking out the podcast, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode and you can reach out with questions or comments to Evan@thesimplechurch.tv. If you like this podcast, make sure to check out Backstage with the Simple Church as well! You can also get FREE PARENT RESOURCES and a monthly Family Experience box at www.theFX.tv.

 

If you like this podcast, check out Backstage with the Simple Church for a weekly look behind the scenes at what is happening at the Simple Church. Find the podcast here: http://thesimplechurch.tv/resources/simple-church-podcasts

 

Thanks again for listening, make sure to subscribe and give us a 5 star review wherever you are listening to this podcast! 

1
Nov

Pop Culture Trends for Parents: Squid Game, Devious Licks, & Streaming Music Pros & Cons

On this episode of Parent Stuff, host Evan Semanco talks to Kelly Lawson, a military contractor who retired from the Air Force, and is a dad of 3 kids, one of whom is Blake Lawson, the Middle School Pastor at the Simple Church. Blake & his dad reflect back on being an Air Force family and moving on a regular basis, adjusting as parents to new environments, and ultimately deciding as a family for Amy, Kelly's wife & Blake's mom, to decide to home school the kids. 

 

Referenced in the Episode: 

 

Evan's Viral TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZM8afDWC4/

 

Calebs Friend Ethan's Viral Video: https://www.instagram.com/p/COgSgftBme7/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link 

 

Christian Parent Squid Game Review: https://www.pluggedin.com/tv-reviews/squid-game/ 

 

Thanks for checking out the podcast, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode and you can reach out with questions or comments to Evan@thesimplechurch.tv. If you like this podcast, make sure to check out Backstage with the Simple Church as well! You can also get FREE PARENT RESOURCES and a monthly Family Experience box at www.theFX.tv.

 

If you like this podcast, check out Backstage with the Simple Church for a weekly look behind the scenes at what is happening at the Simple Church. Find the podcast here: http://thesimplechurch.tv/resources/simple-church-podcasts

 

Thanks again for listening, make sure to subscribe and give us a 5 star review wherever you are listening to this podcast! 

25
Oct

Father & Son Podcast: Kelly & Blake Lawson on Air Force Parenting & Homeschooling

On this episode of Parent Stuff, host Evan Semanco talks to Kelly Lawson, a military contractor who retired from the Air Force, and is a dad of 3 kids, one of whom is Blake Lawson, the Middle School Pastor at the Simple Church. Blake & his dad reflect back on being an Air Force family and moving on a regular basis, adjusting as parents to new environments, and ultimately deciding as a family for Amy, Kelly's wife & Blake's mom, to decide to home school the kids. 

 

Referenced in the Episode: 

 

The Tech Wise Family by Andy Crouch: https://www.cru.org/us/en/train-and-grow/life-and-relationships/parenting/how-to-become-a-tech-wise-family.html 

 

Thanks for checking out the podcast, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode and you can reach out with questions or comments to Evan@thesimplechurch.tv. If you like this podcast, make sure to check out Backstage with the Simple Church as well! You can also get FREE PARENT RESOURCES and a monthly Family Experience box at www.theFX.tv.

 

If you like this podcast, check out Backstage with the Simple Church for a weekly look behind the scenes at what is happening at the Simple Church. Find the podcast here: http://thesimplechurch.tv/resources/simple-church-podcasts

 

Thanks again for listening, make sure to subscribe and give us a 5 star review wherever you are listening to this podcast! 

18
Oct

The Triple Blake Podcast: Student Ministry Takeover with Tricky & LB LeVasseur

On this episode of Parent Stuff, hosts Blake Lawson and Jonah Boaz take over to talk to a father / son combo about parenting teenagers and overcoming fear! Tricky aka Blake LeVasseur and his 13 year old son LB come on to share about Tricky's experience building sets for movies like Twilight, out of control Halloween decorations, and adjusting to having his oldest son become a teenager. 

 

If you're looking for a DJ, we highly recommend Louisiana Bounce and Slides! Look them up on Facebook here or contact Tricky at 318-663-3848: https://www.facebook.com/Louisiana-Bounce-and-Slides-LLC-100477978029410 

 

Thanks for checking out the podcast, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode and you can reach out with questions or comments to Evan@thesimplechurch.tv. If you like this podcast, make sure to check out Backstage with the Simple Church as well! You can also get FREE PARENT RESOURCES and a monthly Family Experience box at www.theFX.tv.

 

If you like this podcast, check out Backstage with the Simple Church for a weekly look behind the scenes at what is happening at the Simple Church. Find the podcast here: http://thesimplechurch.tv/resources/simple-church-podcasts

 

Thanks again for listening, make sure to subscribe and give us a 5 star review wherever you are listening to this podcast! 

11
Oct

Theresa Haigler on Parental Involvement & Intentional Parenting

On this episode of Parent Stuff, host Evan Semanco talks with Theresa Haigler, mom of 2 adult daughters and pastor's wife (married to John) who shares what it was like raising 2 kids in the church as a pastor's wife, the tips and advice for protecting her kids growing up, and choosing to be involved in whatever activities / clubs / sports / ministry her kids were in at that time. 

 

Referenced in the Episode: 

 

Babywise by Dr. Robert Bucknam: https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Baby-Wise-Giving-Nighttime/dp/1932740139

 

The Strong Willed Child by Dr. James Dobson: https://www.amazon.com/James-C-Dobson-Strong-Willed-Child/dp/B00HTJW292/ref=sr_1_4?crid=39GZF0330E40A&dchild=1&keywords=the+strong+willed+child+by+dr.+james+dobson&qid=1632408664&s=books&sprefix=the+strong+will%2Cstripbooks%2C193&sr=1-4 

 

The Tech Wise Family by Andy Crouch: https://www.cru.org/us/en/train-and-grow/life-and-relationships/parenting/how-to-become-a-tech-wise-family.html

 

Thanks for checking out the podcast, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode and you can reach out with questions or comments to Evan@thesimplechurch.tv. If you like this podcast, make sure to check out Backstage with the Simple Church as well! You can also get FREE PARENT RESOURCES and a monthly Family Experience box at www.theFX.tv.

 

If you like this podcast, check out Backstage with the Simple Church for a weekly look behind the scenes at what is happening at the Simple Church. Find the podcast here: http://thesimplechurch.tv/resources/simple-church-podcasts

 

Thanks again for listening, make sure to subscribe and give us a 5 star review wherever you are listening to this podcast! 

4
Oct

Shawn Burch Reflecting on His Daughter Getting Married & Adult Kids

On this episode of Parent Stuff, host Evan Semanco talks with Shawn Burch, a parent of 3 kids, a former youth pastor, and dad who's oldest is now married. Shawn talks about wedding planning / adjusting to life with a married daughter, raising a college son and high school daughter, and his best parenting advice on technology as well as a book recommendation. 

 

Referenced in the Episode: 

 

The Tech Wise Family by Andy Crouch: https://www.cru.org/us/en/train-and-grow/life-and-relationships/parenting/how-to-become-a-tech-wise-family.html

 

Cell Phone Contract for Families: https://theparentcue.org/resources/cell-phone-agreement-2020/

 

It's Just a Phase, the Phase Guides from Orange: https://phaseguides.com

 

Good Pictures, Bad Pictures for Kids: https://amzn.to/3A8kOLF 

 

Thanks for checking out the podcast, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode and you can reach out with questions or comments to Evan@thesimplechurch.tv. If you like this podcast, make sure to check out Backstage with the Simple Church as well! You can also get FREE PARENT RESOURCES and a monthly Family Experience box at www.theFX.tv.

 

If you like this podcast, check out Backstage with the Simple Church for a weekly look behind the scenes at what is happening at the Simple Church. Find the podcast here: http://thesimplechurch.tv/resources/simple-church-podcasts

 

Thanks again for listening, make sure to subscribe and give us a 5 star review wherever you are listening to this podcast! 

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