Eight years ago today, the first episode of The Empowered Parent Podcast (aka, the Tapestry Empowered to Connect Podcast) was published.

It’s been a great run with Ryan and Kayla, over 160 episodes to date, over 600,000 downloads, no telling how many streams from various platforms, listeners from all over the world. Can’t wait to see where we go in the next 8 years!

It’s incredibly humbling to be stopped by a stranger at a conference, and they can tell you the exact day in May 2017 when their life changed as a parent, because they heard your voice introducing a podcast episode about how traditional parenting doesn’t work for kids who have suffered trauma.

Excuse me, I’m a little verklempt.


The latest episode of The Empowered Parent Podcast was recorded in front of a live audience at Replanted Conference. We chat with host Currey Blanford: https://empoweredparent.podbean.com/e/replanted-recap-with-currey-blanford-s10-e18-156/

The Empowered Parent Podcast crew is at the #replantedconference in Chicago this weekend!

On the latest episode of The Empowered Parent Podcast, we’re talking about fear responses, and how they drive behavior. (Ours, as well as our kids’.)

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Mike is completely correct.

There’s a new episode of The Empowered Parent Podcast out, and we’re talking about open adoptions.

The Empowered Parent Podcast Shelters in Place

Like most of our listeners, our families are sheltering in place, doing our best to remain in coronavirus quarantine except for venturing out for groceries and food. Ryan, Kayla, and I got together over Zoom to record a pair of episodes about our experiences, and I shot a promo video for these with my boys.

You can listen to the first of these two episodes here: https://empoweredparent.podbean.com/e/shelter-in-place-s07-e01/

I’ve also been informed this episode was downloaded over 1,000 times in the first 24 hours!