10 episodes

Welcome to the Parentcast, hosted by Abby Krizner of 105.9 The X and Bill Crawford of 102.5 DVE. The Parentcast is here so we can learn, vent, and laugh about the wild ride that is parenthood. No topic is off-limits in our honest look at raising a family, so whether you’re expecting and excited or have older kids and wondering if this is all normal, we’re here to help. Each episode we’ll have a new guest to help us figure it all out.

The Parentcast 105.9 The X (WXDX-FM)

    • Education

Welcome to the Parentcast, hosted by Abby Krizner of 105.9 The X and Bill Crawford of 102.5 DVE. The Parentcast is here so we can learn, vent, and laugh about the wild ride that is parenthood. No topic is off-limits in our honest look at raising a family, so whether you’re expecting and excited or have older kids and wondering if this is all normal, we’re here to help. Each episode we’ll have a new guest to help us figure it all out.

    Sean Casey - Learning the value of "getting grateful."

    Sean Casey - Learning the value of "getting grateful."

    In our season finale, “The Mayor,” and former MLB All-Star, Sean Casey, gets us rolling with laughter as a father of four who has flubbed on giving “the talk,” and isn’t quite sure if his kids think he’s a big deal or not. (We do!) Sean shares the incredible inspiration his Dad provided that changed the course of his life forever, and teaches us the value of “getting grateful.”

    • 43 min
    Susan Koeppen - Packing Everyday to the Brim and Living Life to the Fullest

    Susan Koeppen - Packing Everyday to the Brim and Living Life to the Fullest

    This week we sit down with Emmy award winning journalist and KDKA anchor Susan Koeppen! She takes us back to her time working at CBS in New York City and explains how raising her family changed forever after a run through Shadyside with friends nearly ended her life. Her parenting philosophy since recovery is all about packing everyday to the brim and living life to the fullest, but she’s learning to be flexible enough to chillax with the kids every once and awhile. Come for the stories about her dare devil sons and how she lost her daughter in the mountains of Colorado, stay for the tales about being raised by a tough Italian mom who ruled with a brown belt! Please sit back and enjoy this week’s episode.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Randy Keech & Zach Benkovitz - The Sleep Episode

    Randy Keech & Zach Benkovitz - The Sleep Episode

    It’s time to go the “F” to sleep with Intervention Fundamentals. Our guests Randy Keech and Zach Benkovitz specialize in coming into the home to help families struggling with the bedtime routine, potty training, communication, and food interventions with high intensity outcome-based training. (For this episode we only focus on sleep but please visit interventionfundamentals.com for more resources). We learn how our own anxieties as parents can amplify bedtime issues, how to use a behaviorism approach to get kids into a routine they’ll enjoy, and how to say goodbye to the bedtime negotiations.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Chris Preksta - When should kids be free to explore and when should Mom and Dad set the parental controls?

    Chris Preksta - When should kids be free to explore and when should Mom and Dad set the parental controls?

    This week we chat with the filmmaker behind Pittsburgh Dad, Streetlight Stories, The Mercury Men, and Echo Torch, Chris Preksta. As a stay at home Dad who is passionate about film, Chris’ young daughters have a front row seat to movie (and youtube) magic; but where does one set the limits with pop-culture and limit the screen time? When should kids be free to explore and when should Mom and Dad set the parental controls? Plus, how do stay at home parents ever get anything done? Grab yourself a life-size E.T. and a bowl of reese’s pieces and enjoy this week’s episode.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Gretchen Hoffer - We go to therapy this week!

    Gretchen Hoffer - We go to therapy this week!

    How can the happiest time of your life also be the most difficult? We go to therapy this week with Gretchen Hoeffner, Licensed Professional Counselor as we discuss the emotional and mental challenges we face as parents. Also, she teaches us about Music Together helps our kids communicate and express themselves.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Scott Blasey - In what are often stressful circumstances, how does one parent with compassion?

    Scott Blasey - In what are often stressful circumstances, how does one parent with compassion?

    In what are often stressful circumstances, how does one parent with compassion? Singer/Songwriter and member of The Clarks, Scott Blasey joins us to talk about learning to accept our own flaws as parents, better communication with our partners, and the joys and challenges of raising daughters.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

AubreyAnn ,

The only parenting podcast I haven’t quit...

When it comes to parenting advice/info, I am very passive about seeking information. I’m more likely to research on my own or deal with the onslaught of unsolicited advice and judgment parents receive all the time. So every parenting podcast I’ve started listening to, I’ve quit after an episode or two out of boredom or feeling like they weren’t relatable. (Same thing with most “mommy” groups I’ve joined online.)

The Parentcast is inclusive (not just aimed at Moms, approachable for Dads) and it is interesting and funny. There is authentic comedy in parenting, and these hosts get it. They’re vulnerable and willing to share their personal stories from the trenches, and the variety in their guests (and their families) is great for parents in all stages. I’m four episodes in and will continue listening to see what else I can learn, and to laugh along with these relatable folks.

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