Coffee, Kids, and Crazy

Loving on Purpose

Having a family is one of the hardest jobs we will ever have, it’s also the most rewarding. Life is full of so many wonderful gifts few areas match to the power of a connected family. Our goal is to help you bring connection to the core of your home. As we talk about the hard truths of being a present parent, a loving spouse and placing value on taking good care of yourself. On our podcast, we hope to fill your day with laughter, resources and encourage you to always choose connection over the chaos.

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Danny and Sheri Silk are on the podcast today! Brittney and Seth invite Danny and Sheri to answer listener questions- and it’s gold! Buckle up as they tackle topics like; single parenting, finding time for family, masculinity, and more. Just listening to today’s episode will raise your parenting IQ.Welcome to the Coffee, Kids, and Crazy Podcast, a show about creating a heart-to-heart connection with your kids. Your podcast hosts, Brittney Serpell and Seth Dahl, are here to answer your biggest parenting questions so that you can become a powerful parent.

Nov 1

34 min 17 sec

Women are born. Men are formed. There is a difference between raising boys and girls. Each gender will have different needs. It’s crucial that you understand what those needs are and how to meet them. If you want to raise your kids to be strong fathers and mothers - it’ll happen because you chose to strengthen yourself as a father or mother today.Welcome to the Coffee, Kids, and Crazy Podcast, a show about creating a heart-to-heart connection with your kids. Your podcast hosts, Brittney Serpell and Seth Dahl, are here to answer your biggest parenting questions so that you can become a powerful parent.

Oct 4

38 min 44 sec

Is your home fueled by fear or love? You can’t have both- it’s either one or the other. If fear is your primary tool for getting kids to behave- it’s probably because it’s the only tool you’ve been given. The reality is that fear is a lousy parenting tool.You can either create an environment of fear in your home or an environment of love. You have the power to choose. In today’s episode, you’ll learn how to choose love every time. Welcome to the Coffee, Kids, and Crazy Podcast, a show about creating a heart-to-heart connection with your kids. Your podcast hosts, Brittney Serpell and Seth Dahl, are here to answer your biggest parenting questions so that you can become a powerful parent.

Sep 6

33 min 16 sec

At some point, your kids may start noticing the opposite sex and will inevitably ask you about dating. This usually triggers a lot of questions for parents… What does dating even mean to my kids? What are they trying to do with this other person- What are they NOT trying to do? The thought of your kids dating may be a bit overwhelming but it’s something you need to be prepared for. In today’s episode, Brittney and Seth are going to put those worries to rest and teach you what successful dating looks like for your kids.Welcome to the Coffee, Kids, and Crazy Podcast, a show about creating a heart-to-heart connection with your kids. Your podcast hosts, Brittney Serpell and Seth Dahl, are here to answer your biggest parenting questions so that you can become a powerful parent.

Aug 2

28 min 38 sec

Children are constantly pressing buttons and testing boundaries. So how do you react when your buttons get pressed and your boundaries get pushed? If you’re like most parents- it looks like yelling, threats, and complete frustration. It’s difficult to parent well when our kids take us to our breaking points.In today’s episode, you’ll get a plan for giving consequences that motivate behavior change in your kids- AND help you keep your cool in high-stress situations. Because a parent with a plan is a powerful parent. Welcome to the Coffee, Kids, and Crazy Podcast, a show about creating a heart-to-heart connection with your kids. Your podcast hosts, Brittney Serpell and Seth Dahl, are here to answer your biggest parenting questions so that you can become a powerful parent.

Jul 5

33 min 45 sec

There is a positive correlation between self-awareness and good parenting. When your self-awareness is high- your parenting is better. When your self-awareness is low- your parenting will suffer. Self-awareness is knowing yourself and your needs- which can be a struggle to figure out... On top of that- as parents, we also have to be aware of our children and spouses. Yikes! Learning all of these different love languages, personalities and needs can be overwhelming.But there is hope! Today you’re going to learn how to be successful with knowing and connecting with your child, your spouse, and yourself in a more intimate way. Because being a self-aware parent is being a powerful parent.Welcome to the Coffee, Kids, and Crazy Podcast, a show about creating a heart-to-heart connection with your kids. Your podcast hosts, Brittney Serpell and Seth Dahl, are here to answer your biggest parenting questions so that you can become a powerful parent.

Jun 7

33 min 57 sec

Are you parenting with the Holy Spirit? If you’re struggling with that question the answer is that you’re probably not, or at least not very well. Raising children often feels like something we have to do on our own. When you parent without the help of the Holy Spirit you will find yourself feeling lonely, inadequate, and overwhelmed. What if you had an ever-present helper in time of need? Someone who was readily available with all the answers and knows your child perfectly. Sounds awesome, right? Well- it’s available to you! Welcome to the Coffee, Kids, and Crazy Podcast, a show about creating a heart-to-heart connection with your kids. Your podcast hosts, Brittney Serpell and Seth Dahl, are here to answer your biggest parenting questions so that you can become a powerful parent.

May 3

34 min 25 sec

You need a plan for teaching your children how to handle money. If you don’t teach your children good money habits now, you set them up to be irresponsible with it later. You can raise financially responsible children. When your kids know the value of working hard, saving, and being generous; they see money as something to bless instead of something to take.Welcome to the Coffee, Kids, and Crazy Podcast, a show about creating a heart-to-heart connection with your kids. Your podcast hosts, Brittney Serpell and Seth Dahl, are here to answer your biggest parenting questions so that you can become a powerful parent.

Apr 5

30 min 34 sec

It’s okay to help your kids but can you take it too far? The answer is- yes. If you never empower your kids to solve their own problems, they can become dependent on you to solve ALL of their problems. This cripples your kids ability to become a powerful person and puts you in a place that only God was meant to occupy. You don’t have to “fix” everything for your kids. You CAN raise powerful sons and daughters. Welcome to the Coffee, Kids, and Crazy Podcast, a show about creating a heart to heart connection with your kids. Your podcast hosts, Brittney Serpell and Seth Dahl, are here to answer your biggest parenting questions so that you can become a powerful parent.

Mar 1

30 min 2 sec

What’s the difference between punishment and discipline? When we introduce fear and punishment into our relationship with our children it pushes out love. When we push out love, we push God out because God is love. You don’t have to use fear to try and control you kids. You also don’t have to live in a lawless home without discipline or boundaries. It’s possible to have kids who manage themselves and their relationships in a healthy, responsible way.Welcome to the Coffee, Kids, and Crazy Podcast, a show about creating a heart to heart connection with your kids. Your podcast hosts, Brittney Serpell and Seth Dahl, are here to answer your biggest parenting questions so that you can become a powerful parent.

Feb 1

34 min 40 sec

Talking to kids about sex is scary… talking to teenagers about sex is another level! Talking with your kids about sex early and often is best, but what if you missed that window? You should still talk with you teenager about sex but it can be difficult. You may not know what to say, how to say it or if they’ll even listen. Sex is a wonderful gift from God and it should be something that is safe and sacred, not scary or shameful. Beautiful and fruitful conversations about sex with your teenager are possible. So take hope. Welcome to the Coffee, Kids, and Crazy Podcast, a show about creating a heart to heart connection with your kids. Your podcast hosts, Brittney Serpell and Seth Dahl, are here to answer your biggest parenting questions so that you can become a powerful parent.

Jan 4

36 min 3 sec

Our culture is highly sexualized. Your kids are being subjected to thoughts, images and conversations about sex. Most kids never have healthy, safe conversations about sex and it’s a tragedy. You might have even been one of those kids. But now you have kids of your own and you want them to have a different experience than you did. You can either be leading the conversation or trying to overcome the wrong that’s already been done. Sex is a wonderful gift from God and it should be something that is safe and sacred, not scary or shameful. You can have beautiful and fruitful conversations about sex with your kids. Welcome to the Coffee, Kids, and Crazy Podcast, a show about creating a heart to heart connection with your kids. Your podcast hosts, Brittney Serpell and Seth Dahl, are here to answer your biggest parenting questions so that you can become a powerful parent.

Dec 2020

39 min 54 sec

What do you do when your kids are out of control? Maybe you’ve tried everything and nothing seems to work. Maybe you don’t even know where to start. But you do know- you have to do something or this cycle of behavior will continue. Teaching kids how to change poor behavior often feels impossible… but it’s not.With the right tools, you can teach your kids how to be powerful and responsible. You’ll see their heart and behavior begin to change for the better. And you’ll have a more peaceful, loving home.Welcome to the Coffee, Kids, and Crazy Podcast, a show about creating a heart to heart connection with your kids. Your podcast hosts, Brittney Serpell and Seth Dahl, are here to answer your biggest parenting questions so that you can become a powerful parent.

Nov 2020

30 min 14 sec

Derek and Brittney talk about the real life of the Enneagram 1 and 4 in their life, how to connect and love those differences. Also listen as they talk through a situation with a young boy hitting at school and tips on what questions to ask. 

Oct 2019

46 min 21 sec

Brittney and Dereck talk about the ups and downs that can happen in parenting. From the high moments to the low points. Challenging you to press into the Father and find His truth when it comes to the role you have a parent. 

Aug 2019

45 min 50 sec

Welcome to summer! It's that time of year where BBQ's, pool parties and kids are home ALL DAY LONG! Derek and Brittney talk about what to do with those siblings that are fighting and how to help shape a culture that you are proud of. Do more than just survive the summer, use this time to help shape your family culture! 

Jun 2019

45 min 52 sec

On this months podcast, Derek and Brittney talk about the real-life struggles of getting your child to bed. From the classic "I just want one more kiss!" to the "But I'm not tired."Listen as Brittney and Derek help unpack a bedtime breakdown and help you win so bedtime very feels like a battle anymore! 

May 2019

38 min 50 sec

Derek and Brittney invite Amy Gagnon to share her experience in hosting the Holy Spirit at home. Amy has been married for over 15 years, has 4 beautiful daughters and has been  involved in Children's ministry for over 10 years. Amy has a massive value for seeing children develop their own relationship with God while encouraging parents to lead in hosting the Holy Spirit at home. 

Apr 2019

38 min 8 sec

On this podcast Derek and Brittney talk about the role a father has in the family, and the places of frustration and even pain that can happen without meaning too. Brittney shares her own journey of championing Ben into his true role as a father in their home. While confronting her own beliefs and need for control in the Serpell home. Derek talks about his discovery of owning something he was overlooking as being the Father in their home. 

Mar 2019

42 min 10 sec

Derek and Brittney talk about the importance of self care as a parent and their personal journey to make taking good care of themselves a priority. They also welcome Ben Serpell, Brittney's husband who has been working with youth in ministry and through other organizations for over the past 15 years. They tackle a question that came in on what to do with a teen and youth group! 

Feb 2019

37 min 47 sec

The New Year is here and that means a fresh start, what better way then to start the pursuit of your spouse like never before! Find the time and make the time to invest in each other, because the truth is much of your parenting flows from the health of your marriage. As hard as it may be to believe choices communicate a large value for freedom and empowerment. When we offer choice to our children the experience feeling control and if we're honest with ourselves that is EVERYONES deepest need. Hope you enjoy this months podcast topic, praying you all had a wonderful Holiday Season!! 

Jan 2019

37 min 55 sec

It's that time of year again where Christmas is all around us! Join Derek and Brittney as they jump into the fun Holiday traditions, answer your questions and talk about what do you do with Santa!? 

Dec 2018

33 min 18 sec

Join Derek and Brittney as they interview Danny and Sheri Silk and talk about adult children.

Nov 2018

37 min 41 sec

Derek and Brittney talk about the back to school life, leaving the summer behind and talking through a parent question about screen time. 

Oct 2018

43 min 5 sec

Having a family is one of the hardest jobs we will ever have, it’s also the most rewarding. Life is full of so many wonderful gifts few areas match to the power of a connected family. Our goal is to help you bring connection to the core of your home. As we talk about the hard truths of being a present parent, a loving spouse and placing value on taking good care of yourself. On our podcast, we hope to fill your day with laughter, resources and encourage you to always choose connection over the chaos.

Sep 2018

4 min 12 sec