REAL MOM PODCAST

By JAMIE FINN • FOSTER THE FAMILY

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A Podcast for Biological, Adoptive, & Foster Moms. No experts. No topics. Just real talk from real moms about real life.

Episode Date
REBEKAH: ON FINDING RHYTHMS + TRUE SELF CARE + THE GIFT OF DOWN SYNDROME
00:41:00

Jamie talks with biological + adoptive mom, Rebekah Lyons, on finding rhythms + true self care + the gift of Down syndrome.

Oct 07, 2019
MANDA: ON STEPPING IN AND OUT OF MOTHERHOOD + THE MISCONCEPTIONS OF OTHERS + CREATING SPACE
00:52:00

Jamie talks with foster mom, Manda Carpenter, on stepping in and out of motherhood + the misconceptions of others + creating space.

Aug 07, 2019
KRISTIN: ON INVESTIGATIONS + PUTTING YOURSELF IN BIO FAMILY'S SHOES + THERAPY ALL AROUND
00:48:00

Jamie talks with adoptive mom, Kristin Berry, on investigations + putting yourself in bio family's shoes + therapy all around.

Jul 31, 2019
SHARDAY: ON LIFE AS AN ADOPTEE + TRANSRACIAL ADOPTION + RECONNECTING WITH BIOLOGICAL FAMILY
00:50:00

Jamie talks with adoptee and mother, Sharday Dufrsen, on life as an adoptee + transracial adoption + reconnecting with biological family.

Jul 26, 2019
EMILY: ON FOCUSING ON THE CALL + GETTING HELP + LEARNING TO LOVE AND SURRENDER
00:43:00

Jamie talks with adoptive and foster mom, Emily Norton, on focusing on the call + getting help + learning to love and surrender.

Jul 18, 2019
JENNIFER: ON PLACING A CHILD FOR ADOPTION + HAVING COMPASSION ON BIRTH MOMS + HOLDING JOY AND PAIN TOGETHER
00:41:00

Jamie talks with adoptive and birth mom, Jennifer Wooley, on placing a child for adoption + having compassion on birth moms + holding joy and pain together.

Jun 19, 2019
ANGELA: ON EMBRYO ADOPTION + LOVING IN OBEDIENCE + GOING INTO ADOPTION WITH NO UNDERSTANDING OF TRAUMA
00:42:00

Jamie talks with bio and adoptive mom, Angela Braniff, on embryo adoption + loving in obedience + going into adoption with no understanding of trauma.

Jun 13, 2019
SHEA: ON THE GRIEF OF GOODBYE + PERSONAL CHILDHOOD TRAUMA + BEING A PART OF BIO PARENT'S VILLAGE
00:47:00

Jamie talks with bio and foster mom, Shea Balajadia, on the grief of goodbye + personal childhood trauma + being a part of bio parent's village.

Jun 06, 2019
VALERIE: ON BEING FLEXIBLE + CHANGING THE TONE WITH YOUR MOM FRIENDS + SUPPORTING ADOPTION WITHOUT ADOPTING
00:40:00

Jamie talks with bio mom, Valerie Woerner, on being flexible + changing the tone with your mom friends + supporting adoption without adopting.

May 23, 2019
RACHEL: ON LOSING YOUR IDENTITY AS A MOM + EXPERIENCING LOSS THROUGH EVERY STAGE + THE PRIVILEGE OF ADOPTION
00:44:00

Jamie talks with bio + adoptive mom, Rachel King, on losing your identity as a mom + experiencing loss through every stage + the privilege of adoption.

May 16, 2019
FRIDAY FIFTEEN: INSTALLMENT #3
00:15

Friday Fifteen Installment #3

May 10, 2019
CASEY: ON FEELING FORGOTTEN BY GOD + PRESSING IN THROUGH THE WAIT + PRIVATE DOMESTIC ADOPTION
00:48:00

Jamie talks with bio + adoptive + foster mom on feeling forgotten by God + pressing in through the wait + private domestic adoption.

May 03, 2019
FRIDAY FIFTEEN: INSTALLMENT #2
00:15

Jamie Finn, bio + adoptive + foster mom, talks jealousy + believing Jesus is better + practicing trust in the small moments + riced cauliflower.

Apr 26, 2019
JAMIE: ON STAYING GUARDED + PACKING UP AND SAYING GOOD-BYE + TALKING ADOPTION WITH YOUR KIDS
00:42:00

Jamie talks with adoptive and foster mom, Jamie, on staying guarded + packing up and saying good-bye + talking adoption with your kids.

Apr 24, 2019
KATIE: ON ADOPTING SIBLINGS + ATTACHING THROUGH THE UNKNOWN + LEARNING ON THE JOURNEY
00:38:00

Jamie talks with adoptive and foster single mom, Katie Page, on adopting siblings + attaching through the unknown + learning on the journey.

Apr 11, 2019
MARALEE: ON FINDING YOUR IDENTITY AS A FOSTER MOM + MAKING CASSEROLES + BEING THE KEEPER OF YOUR FOSTER CHILD'S STORY
00:46:00

Jamie talks with biological, adoptive, and former mom, Maralee Bradley, on finding your identity as a foster mom + making casseroles + being the keeper of your foster child's story.

Mar 02, 2019
FRIDAY FIFTEEN: INSTALLMENT #1
00:41:00

Jamie Finn, bio + adoptive + foster mom, talks staying in the messy with bio parents, Job + how no one can get in the way of God's plan + fake Girl Scout cookies.

Feb 22, 2019
JESSICA: ON INFERTILITY + BUDGETING YOUR EMOTIONS + UNDERSTANDING THE PRODIGAL SON
00:41:00

Jamie talks with adoptive and foster mom, Jessica Satterfield, on infertility + budgeting your emotions + understanding the prodigal son.

Feb 22, 2019
MELISSA: ON ADOPTING AS AN ADOPTEE + BEING ENOUGH FOR YOUR KIDS + MINDFULNESS
00:41:00

Jamie talks with biological and adoptive mom, Melissa Corkum, on adopting as an adoptee + being "enough" for your kids + mindfulness.

Dec 14, 2018
MELANIE: ON THE RIGHT CHILD + UNDIAGNOSED HEALTH ISSUES + POST ADOPTION DEPRESSION
00:32:12

Jamie talks with biological and adoptive mom, Melanie Taylor, on the right child, undiagnosed health issues, and post adoption depression.

Nov 29, 2018
LISA: ON FOLLOWING GOD INTO THE HARD + UNEXPECTED ADOPTION + RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTERS
00:47:00

Jamie talks with birth, biological, adoptive, and foster mom (and former foster youth!), Lisa Qualls, on following God into the hard + unexpected adoption + residential treatment centers.

Nov 21, 2018
JAMI: ON FAILED ADOPTION MATCHES + LIFE IN A BIG FAMILY + SELF-CARE
00:42:00

Jamie talks with fellow bio + adoptive mom and founder of The Forgotten Initiative, on failed adoption matches + life in a big family + self-care.

Jul 17, 2018
KIM: ON SPECIAL NEEDS + WAITING FOR ADOPTION + PLAYING THE GAME OF FOSTER CARE
00:33:00

Jamie talks with fellow bio + foster mom on special needs + waiting for adoption + playing the game of foster care.

Jun 15, 2018
HALLIE: ON SINGLE MOMHOOD + SUPPORTING FOSTER FAMILIES + SERVING AS A CASA
00:42:00

Jamie talks with fellow foster mom, Hallie Graves, on single momhood + supporting foster families + serving as a CASA.

Jun 05, 2018
KRYSTLE: ON FAILED REUNIFICATION + PUSHY LOVE + PLAYING A PART IN ANOTHER FAMILY'S ADOPTION STORY
00:36

Jamie talks with fellow bio + foster mom, Krystle Bowen, on failed reunification + pushy love + playing a part in another family's adoption story.

May 21, 2018
KRISTIN: ON OLDER CHILD ADOPTION + SHARING YOUR CHILD'S STORY WITH THEM + CONNECTING WITH BIRTH PARENTS
00:45:00

Jamie talks with fellow adoptive mom, Kristin Berry, about older child adoption + sharing your child's story with them + connecting with birth parents.

May 02, 2018
BRYN: ON SPECIAL NEEDS + CHECKLISTS + BOUNDARIES IN FOSTER CARE
00:45:00

Jamie talks with fellow biological, adoptive, and foster mom, Bryn Wied, about special needs + checklists + boundaries in foster care.

Apr 18, 2018
MIKA: ON BEING A NEW FOSTER PARENT + FINDING COMMUNITY ONLINE + BEING "JUST" A FOSTER FAMILY
00:38:00

Jamie talks with fellow foster mama, Mika Beggs, about being a new foster parent + finding community online + being "just" a foster family.

Apr 06, 2018
LAURIE: ON WORSHIPPING GOD BY CLEANING CHEERIOS + RAISING BOYS + MOMMING IN OVER YOUR HEAD
00:42:00

Jamie talks with fellow mama, Laurie Reyes, about worshipping God by cleaning Cheerios + raising boys + momming in over your head

Mar 27, 2018
CHELSEA: ON TODDLERS AND TEENS + SPECIAL MEDICAL NEEDS + THE (MASSIVE) EXPENSE OF INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION
00:44:00

Jamie talks with fellow adoptive mama, Chelsea McKoy, about juggling toddlers and teens, adopting a child with special medical needs, and the massive expense of international adoption.

Mar 20, 2018
AMANDA: ON FOSTERING TEENS + TRANSRACIAL ADOPTION IN A SMALL TOWN + JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
00:40:00

Jamie talks with fellow foster + adoptive mama, Amanda Creamer, about fostering teenagers, transracial adoption in a small town, and Justin Timberlake.

Mar 13, 2018
WHITNEY: ON INFERTILITY + TWEENS + DEALING WITH SOCIAL WORKERS
00:44:43

Jamie talks with fellow biological, foster + adoptive mama, Whitney Bunker, about infertility + tweens + dealing with social workers. 

Mar 06, 2018
KRISTY: ON HUSBANDS + THERAPY + GIRL SCOUT COOKIES
00:43:19

Jamie talks with fellow biological, foster + adoptive mama, Kristy Sutton, about husbands + therapy + girl scout cookies

Feb 28, 2018
LISA: ON BIRTH MOMS + FARMHOUSES + GIVING DREAMS TO GOD
00:31:00

Jamie talks with fellow foster + biological mama, Lisa Robertson, about birth moms + farmhouses + giving dreams to God.

Feb 20, 2018
EMILY: ON FIRST TIME PARENTING + BOOKS + HELPING YOUR KIDS SAY GOOD-BYE
00:45:56

Jamie talks with fellow foster + adoptive mama, Emily Attaway about first time parenting + books + helping your kids say good-bye.

Feb 06, 2018