10 episodes

My Lovely Crazy Life's podcast features host Amanda Preston, a mom to 8 kids, an adoptive parent, foster parent, and social worker! Follow her as she takes an honest look at the world of adoption, foster care and special needs and shares about her own journey and insight she has learned supporting others on their journey. With amazing guest interviews, professional insight, and practical tools, this podcast will dive into the messy, fill up your cup, and refresh your soul!

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My Lovely Crazy Life Amanda Preston

    • Kids & Family
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My Lovely Crazy Life's podcast features host Amanda Preston, a mom to 8 kids, an adoptive parent, foster parent, and social worker! Follow her as she takes an honest look at the world of adoption, foster care and special needs and shares about her own journey and insight she has learned supporting others on their journey. With amazing guest interviews, professional insight, and practical tools, this podcast will dive into the messy, fill up your cup, and refresh your soul!

Follow us at https://www.instagram.com/ or
https://mylovelycrazylife.com/
https://www.facebook.com/mylovelycrazylife/

    How It All Began

    How It All Began

    In today's episode, we meet host Amanda Preston and learn about her journey with her husband at 19 and 20 years old into the world of adoption and foster care, and how it turned into 8 children, a social work career and a non-profit charity supporting other adoptive and foster families. Discover what My Lovely Crazy Life's podcast is all about and dive into the world of adoption, foster care and special needs!

    • 24 min
    International Adoptee: Michelle Madrid-Branch

    International Adoptee: Michelle Madrid-Branch

    In today's episode we interview Michelle-Madrid Branch, an author, speaker, adoptee empowerment coach, international adoptee, and global advocate for women and children; specializing in the areas of adoption, foster care, abandonment recovery, and identity reconciliation. Listen as she shares her heart on important topics related to raising a child through adoption and how she has used her experience in her own journey as an adoptive mom.

    • 32 min
    The Importance of Counseling

    The Importance of Counseling

    In today's episode we talk with Karen Peters on the importance of counseling, the benefits, and how it can support adoptive and foster families on their parenting journey. Learn more about depression, PTSD, anxiety, and how it relates to the parenting journey, and how counseling can support those challenging times.

    • 33 min
    Foster Parents Take Strike

    Foster Parents Take Strike

    In today's episode, host Amanda Preston discusses the challenges faced by foster parents and the systemic changes that need to occur. She discusses the need for foster parent collaboration, respect, and social workers to understand trauma, attachment and mental health.

    • 27 min
    Transracial Adoptee: Derek Hamer

    Transracial Adoptee: Derek Hamer

    In today's episode, host Amanda Preston speaks with Derek Hamer, an adult international adoptee. He shares his feelings on transracial adoption, racism, and culture and provides advice and wisdom for current or future adoptive parents/foster parents.

    • 26 min
    Building Social Bridges in Children with Special Needs

    Building Social Bridges in Children with Special Needs

    In today's episode, host Amanda Preston speaks with fellow foster and adoptive mom about building social bridges with children with invisible disabilities, and supporting their peer relationship development. Navigating friendships can be challenging, but they discuss tools on making the process easier for your child.

    • 26 min

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