13 episodes

If you’re an adoptive parent and you’re looking for a bit of encouragement, needed laughter, and a gentle reminder that you’re not alone, you’re in the right place. Michael and Christy Pritchard know firsthand that beneath the surface of your beautiful family lies layers of questions and hurts that are now woven into your everyday life. 

Each week on Diapers to Diplomas, you’ll hear authentic stories and practical next steps to help you lead your family with wisdom and discernment. Not only will you hear from the Pritchards’ personal experience, but they’ll be joined by other parents, as well as professionals, who will help your family move forward.

Our adoption story - Episodes 2 & 3
Adoption specific topics - begin with Episode 12

Diapers to Diplomas | Genuine Adoption Conversations Michael & Christy Pritchard

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 88 Ratings

If you’re an adoptive parent and you’re looking for a bit of encouragement, needed laughter, and a gentle reminder that you’re not alone, you’re in the right place. Michael and Christy Pritchard know firsthand that beneath the surface of your beautiful family lies layers of questions and hurts that are now woven into your everyday life. 

Each week on Diapers to Diplomas, you’ll hear authentic stories and practical next steps to help you lead your family with wisdom and discernment. Not only will you hear from the Pritchards’ personal experience, but they’ll be joined by other parents, as well as professionals, who will help your family move forward.

Our adoption story - Episodes 2 & 3
Adoption specific topics - begin with Episode 12

    A New Direction for Diapers to Diplomas

    A New Direction for Diapers to Diplomas

    If you’re an adoptive parent and you’re looking for a bit of encouragement, needed laughter, and a gentle reminder that you’re not alone, you’re in the right place. Michael and Christy Pritchard know firsthand that beneath the surface of your beautiful family lies layers of questions and hurts that are now woven into your everyday life. 
     
    Each week on Diapers to Diplomas, you’ll hear authentic stories and practical next steps to help you lead your family with wisdom and discernment. Not only will you hear from the Pritchards’ personal experience, but they’ll be joined by other parents, as well as professionals, who will help your family move forward.
    Our next full episode will be released on Tuesday, September 28. 

    • 1 min
    Podcast Update

    Podcast Update

    We're taking a small break from our regular episodes to prepare for Season 2. If there is an episode from Season 1 that has been encouraging for you, be sure to share it with a friend. See you in just a few weeks! 

    • 4 min
    How to Rediscover Your Identity as a Mom

    How to Rediscover Your Identity as a Mom

    Your son needs help with his homework every day. Your daughter needs consoling after missing the cut for the cheerleading squad. Your family must eat every day (who knew?!). Clothing. Career. Laundry. Cleaning. Staff meetings. Groceries. Carpooling. Man Flu. The list goes on for a mile. The daily expectations on moms can lead to the loss of identity for many women.
    Join us today as Christy shares about a time when a broken-down car led her to ask the questions, “Who am I?” “How did I get here?” and “Is this all I’m meant to be?” Plus, she’ll share how to answer those questions so you can rediscover your identity.
     
    Book mentioned in today’s episode:
    Get Out of Your Head – Jennie Allen
     
    Connect with Michael:
    Facebook – @MichaelPritchard901
    Instagram – @MichaelPritchard901
     
    Connect with Christy:
    Facebook – @ChristyPritchard901
    Instagram – @ChristyPritchard901

    • 21 min
    What?! I Don't Get Sex Every Time I Want It?

    What?! I Don't Get Sex Every Time I Want It?

    Join us today as Michael and Christy share their story of how they started dating and got married. In the middle of their journey, however, Michael realized he had a lot of growing up to do. This leads to a discussion about three common areas where husbands need to leave their “childish pursuits” and grow up in their family relationships. And, you just might have guessed it, one of these areas involves sex.
     
    Connect with Michael:
    Facebook – @MichaelPritchard901
    Instagram – @MichaelPritchard901
     
    Connect with Christy:
    Facebook – @ChristyPritchard901
    Instagram – @ChristyPritchard901

    • 26 min
    Seize the Journey (Part 3) - Celebrate the Wins!

    Seize the Journey (Part 3) - Celebrate the Wins!

    Once you’ve reached your desired destination or attained your family’s goal, there’s only one thing left to do…celebrate! But families don’t often celebrate wins. Why? Because we compare our family to the Taylors, who all have rock hard abs and make straight A’s. At least, that’s what their Instagram stories tell us…
    Join us today as we conclude our Seize the Journey series and share about our first family trip to the beach. Vacations can be difficult for us, and we had no clue how our boys would react to the sand, water, sun, and heat. Little did we know that a game of beach football would provide a special win for our family that we continue to celebrate. We hope you’re ready to celebrate a win with your family this week, as we discuss how to become a family who is known for celebrating wins, big or small.

    • 19 min
    Seize the Journey (Part 2) - The Messy Middle

    Seize the Journey (Part 2) - The Messy Middle

    After the excitement of beginning a new journey or pursuing a new goal wears off, you often find yourself in the “messy middle” before you make it to your destination. Things go wrong. Your kids aren’t cooperative. You lose your way. You get distracted by the thousand other things you must do. In these moments, you ask yourself if it’s even worth it and you’re tempted to turn back.
    Join us today as Christy shares about her “messy middle” experience as she attempted to lead a team of short-term missionaries to share the Gospel in a predominately Muslim country. It did not end up being the exciting experience she imagined, and she was tempted to quit. Plus, we’ll share with you three tactics to help you survive the “messy middle” of your journey so you can celebrate when you reach your destination or attain your family’s goal.
    Connect with Michael:
    Facebook – @MichaelPritchard901
    Instagram – @MichaelPritchard901
     
    Connect with Christy:
    Facebook – @ChristyPritchard901
    Instagram – @ChristyPritchard901

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

MeMyselfAndI1967 ,

Diapers to Diplomas

Great reminders (and new lessons) for everyone, not just parents! Thanks!!!

Mandy Holton ,

Loved your transparency!!

Thanks for sharing! I loved listening and hearing you share the difficulties you’ve faced in marriage and parenting. ❤️❤️

loveeachstone ,

Colorblind?

Engaging, thoughtful, and encouraging! Well worth the listen!

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