Leading Girls with Wynter and Courtney

By Wynter Pitts and Courtney Defeo: Authors

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Leading Girls is a podcast for anyone raising girls - no matter your season and no matter your age! We all have questions, and this is the place to get guidance, wisdom and encouragement. Wouldn't you love to have lunch every week with a mentor or counselor or trusted friend? Well that’s not realistic - so Wynter Pitts of For Girls Like You and Courtney DeFeo of Treasured Girlz are doing just that with this podcast, bringing new questions and conversations every week! They are bringing their own struggles and the real topics that they are facing with their girls. Join them as they share and seek wisdom from others with a heart for raising the next generation of God’s girls.

Episode Date
Tough Topics We Don't Discuss In Church with Mo Isom (Ep 18)

Mo Isom is a New York Times bestselling author, a nationally sought-after speaker, and a zealous voice rising up for her generation. Formerly, Mo was an was an All-American goalkeeper for the Louisiana State University soccer team, as well as the first female to train with and tryout for an SEC men's football team. After enduring a tremendous amount of adversity – including battling an eating disorder, overcoming the suicide of her father, struggling with promiscuity, and surviving a horrific car accident— she encountered the love and mercy of Jesus.

She is now a Holy Spirit-filled daughter of God who isn’t afraid to speak bold, raw, courageous Truth to a generation being crushed under the weight of their sin, their circumstances and the lies of the enemy. She has been featured in Sports Illustrated and appeared on Ellen, ESPN, CBS, The 700 Club, and countless other platforms. Isom speaks nationally and internationally on a variety of faith-based topics, and facilitates a faith-centered blog that has garnered millions of views to date. 

Her first book, Wreck My Life: Journeying from Broken to Bold, was a New York Times Bestseller and her second book, Sex, Jesus, and the Conversations the Church Forgot, released March 2018 and has already reached tens of thousands around the globe. Isom and her husband, Jeremiah, live in Atlanta with their two daughters, Auden and Asher.

Aug 20, 2018
Building Confidence That Lasts (Ep 17))

Lynn Cowell is a Proverbs 31 speaker and the author of several books, written for women of all ages. Her newest Bible study for girls ages 8 - 12 is Brave Beauty: Finding the Fearless You and for women Make Your Move: Finding Unshakeable Confidence Despite Your Fears and Failures. Lynn calls home North Carolina, where she and her husband, Greg and the occasional backyard deer are adjusting to life as empty nesters. Along with their three adult children, the Cowells love hiking, rafting and anything combining chocolate and peanut butter.

In this episode we discuss how to help our girls build a foundation of confidence/identity that lasts.

For more on this episode and links mentioned, visit leadinggirlspodcast.com and to connect with Lynn, visit lynncowell.com.

Aug 13, 2018
Does Playing Really Matter with Rachel Ridge (Ep: 16)

Rachel Anne Ridge is a speaker, artist, and writer in Texas who adopted a stray donkey, naming him Flash. Together with her husband Tom, she bootstrapped her way through the Great Recession, raised three kids, and rediscovered her purpose in the midst of the everyday juggle of life. Rachel's book, Flash: The Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me About Life, Faith, and Second Chances, reveals how ordinary, (and sometimes hilarious) events help us find God’s purposes-- and experience His extraordinary care for us.


In this episode, we discuss playing with our kids. We talk about the real life struggle that it presents as a mom with real chores and other interests. However, Rachel looks back and shares ways she was able to still make play a part of her calendar and why it matters for our girls.


More about the episode at LeadingGirlsPodcast.com or connect with Rachel at RachelAnneRidge.com

Aug 06, 2018
How To Celebrate Moments & Milestones with Wendy Henderson ( Ep 15)

Wendy Henderson has been married to her amazing husband Jeff for 21 years.  Jeff is the pastor of Gwinnett Church, a campus of North Point Ministries. In this episode, we discuss: Creating memories and milestones, how not to get caught up in making their birthdays about us, getting to know your daughter and her personality, being intentional with the mentors and voices in their lives and giving them a chance to speak affirmation over them on these special occasions, and ways to help your daughter find community and friends!

Jul 23, 2018
Parenting Pep Talk For Every Stage with Laura Hunter (Ep 14)

Founder of Moms On Call, has a passion nspire and encourage parents. In this episode, Laura covers so much wisdom for every stage from babies to teens. It's the ultimate parenting pep talk! This episode includes: How to parent out of truth not fear, finding moments to enjoy, how to discipline when our emotions get wrapped in it and so much more!

Jul 16, 2018
Modeling Marriage & Love with Susan Merrill ( Ep 13)

In this episode we talk about-- How to model love and marriage for your girls, how to make your marriage a priority during these busy years of parenting, how to work through struggle and hard years of marriage and some of the Merrill Family rules on dating!

Jul 09, 2018
Beauty, Confidence & Purpose with Tammy Franklin ( EP 12 )

Tammy Franklin has been happily married to her best friend, Grammy Award-winning gospel artist, Kirk Franklin for over 22 years. In this episode we discuss: Blended families - giving their kids permission to love everyone and be godly in the process, team approach that Kirk and Tammy take with their kids in parenting, raising girls to think about beauty, confidence and purpose, and how to teach our girls practically to build up other girls from a very early age and not tear each other down.

Jul 01, 2018
How To Raise Up Leaders with Erin Weidemann ( Ep 11)

Founder and CEO of Bible Belles and award-winning author of The Adventures of Rooney Cruz series, Erin Weidemann is committed to changing the world’s current definition of beauty. As a certified teacher, coach, and nationally recognized speaker, she offers speaking, workshops, and seminars to equip women of all ages to let go of fear and step into the unique leadership roles for which they were designed. She is also pleased to be a part of the Speakers Bureau for World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization.

A five-time cancer survivor, Erin lives in San Diego, CA and speaks at events, conferences, fundraisers, churches, and schools. Funny and real, Erin is also the host of the Heroes For Her podcast, interviewing celebrities, actors, musicians, and other women who are living out their passions in line with their personal values.

Jun 25, 2018
How To Find Your Brave with Marianne Richmond (Ep 10)

Marianne Richmond, author and artist of more than 50 books, is familiar with the topic of finding your brave. She did it as a young girl battling seizures, then later enduring brain surgery. You will hear wisdom, encouragement, and downright practical advice from that little girl who grew up to be quite the brave woman and mother. In this episode, she gives us practical ways we can show up for our kids who struggle with fear. For more inspiration on this topic, see her latest book Be Brave Little One or visit MarianneRichmond.com

Jun 18, 2018
A Father's Love with Casey Darnell (Ep 9)

Casey Darnell joins us as the first dad on the Leading Girls Podcast! On this episode, you will cry! Casey definitely brings the Father's love on this episode. He's a fantastic husband super fun dad to four daughters. Casey is a singer and songwriter. When not doing laundry, diapers or dishes, he is riding bikes with his family and making up kid songs. Most recently, Casey joined his wife Anisa to help run Truth and Co- an interior design firm that aims to give busy families their dream home without the headache.

Jun 11, 2018
Parenting with Grace and Boundaries with Chrystal Evans Hurst (Ep 8)

Buckle in for today’s episode. We have the hysterical, fun-loving and super wise Chrystal Evans Hurst. Chrystal brings so much life experience to our conversation because of her authentic and honest life. She’s a wife, mom, grandmother, author, speaker, sister, daughter and extremely gifted woman. In this episode, we talk about how to parent our girls with the challenging balance of grace and boundaries. We also discuss how to handle the mess ups well – because it’s not “if” our girls will mess up – it is when.

Jun 04, 2018
A Daughter's Perspective with Cierra McKenzie (Ep 7)

Do you ever wish you could sneak in the head and heart of your daughter? Well, we get to do this today! Writer and speaker, Cierra McKenzie, shares amazing wisdom with us today - from the perspective of a daughter. It's so humbling and encouraging to hear her talk about her mom.

May 28, 2018
Birds & The Bees with Mary Flo Ridley (Ep 6)

Some of us have already had a few awkward talks with our daughters and are wondering if you did it right. Some of us have little girls and are wondering about the best age to start or how to say it.

Well, all of us are going to learn something from this episode! Mary Flo is the founder of Birds & Bees and has been encouraging and equipping parents in this area for more than 30 years.

May 21, 2018
All You Need Is Love with Meese (Ep 5)

In this episode, Courtney's mom, Meese, offers wisdom on how to model love inside of our homes and out. We discuss the importance of making sure our girls know that they belong, that they are valued and that they matter. Meese also offers practical wisdom and encouragement on leaving an extraordinary legacy built on love. 

May 14, 2018
Seeking Wisdom & Guidance with Karen Stubbs (Ep 4)

Karen Stubbs is the mentor every mom wish she had next door. Karen equips and mentors so many moms around the country through her books, curriculum, events and GREAT conference (Soar). On this episode, we kick off with the topic of wisdom, guidance and mentors. How do you get the best information when making decisions as a mom? Who did she turn to when she was raising her kids? She gives us permission to ask for advice and guidance. We also discuss some other common mom struggles with raising girls – comparison, competition, personalities and jealousy among siblings.

May 07, 2018
The Truth of Being Famous: Kirsten Watson (Ep. 3)

Kirsten Watson is the proud wife of NFL Player Benjamin Watson and mom of 5 little ones. In this episode, we talk about what it’s really like to be famous. So many of our girls want to be “known” and “famous” and do not realize all that comes with that dream. She shares such wisdom with us - and how we can guide our girls to see influence as an opportunity to shine God’s love and not really about drawing others to yourself. 

Kirsten gives us an insider look at the public eye and how she sees it from a Godly perspective. She also shares how they balance her desires and dreams and career with her role as a wife and mom in this busy season. You will fall in love with her heart!

Apr 30, 2018
How Girls Are Wired: Sissy Goff (Ep 2)

Author, speaker and counselor Sissy Goff joins us as we learn how our girls are wired. We all wonder … is this normal?! And it helps us filter their behavior and emotions when we understand them more fully. Sissy has been counseling girls and their families for over 25 years at Daystar Counseling.  

In this episode, we cover anxiety, emotions, fear and many other common struggles we deal with as we lead our girls. Sissy gives us sound guidance and tips covered in grace.

Apr 27, 2018
Episode 1

In this episode, co-hosts Wynter and Courtney introduce themselves, chat about life with daughters and share the reason why they created the Leading Girls Podcast. 

Apr 19, 2018