Launch with Jamie Ivey and Lisa Whittle

Launch with Jamie Ivey and Lisa Whittle

Launching your kid into the world is no joke, whether you're sending your kid to kindergarten or off to college. Some days we wonder if we’ve done anything right. One thing is for sure- we all want to do it well. Jamie and Lisa are here to help in your parenting journey, never perfect, always honest and in the trenches with you. They are experienced but not experts. Let’s launch together!


June 27, 2023 29 mins

Friends we hope you have loved Season 2 of Launch! We are so thankful to be on this parenting journey with you and we hope you've been as encouraged as we have from the incredible guests we've had on the show. 

Today we wrap up season two with one last bonus episode! My good friends Lisa and her son Addison Bevere join us today to talk all about parenting and the relationship between mothers and sons. Lisa is a minister and a best s...

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The mother daughter bond can be so special and unique. Though this bond may vary in different seasons and may even be complex depending on personalities, we believe it’s possible with God to have an irreplaceable mother daughter relationship. 

On today’s episode, Jamie sits down with mother daughter duo Chrystal Hurst and Kariss Farris. Chrystal is a wife, homeschooling mother of 5, speaker, writer, podcaster, and more! Chrystal’s o...

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There are roughly 3 billion people in the world who don't have access to the Gospel. As a parent, how would you feel if your son or daughter wanted to take the good news to the nations? 

Sharing a biblical worldview with our children is so important as followers of Christ, yet often times feels scary as a parent. Out of fear we keep our kids from knowing the dark parts of world. We shield them from poverty, those who are incarcerate...

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June 6, 2023 32 mins

Have you ever felt guilt over the time you haven’t spent with your kids because of work? Have you worried if you’re not spending enough time with them? Today Lisa and Jamie discuss one of the hardest topics in today’s parenting climate, time management. You’ll hear how two working moms with multiple kids have learned to manage their “yeses” and “noes” and how they became comfortable with asking for help! 

The Money Saving Mom, Cryst...

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There’s nothing more that every parent wants than for their kids to be friends with one another - but how does sibling rivalry turn into friendship? Today Jamie and Lisa discuss the intentionality it takes to help cultivate a culture of friendship amongst your kids. From sharing rooms, to having their own text chats, and having different friend groups, Jamie and LIsa share with us the language they use and their expectations for th...

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Racism is a difficult and uncomfortable topic to discuss, but nonetheless an important topic for us as parents to talk about with our children. Are you afraid of exposing them to too much? Are you afraid of not knowing what to say? Today Lisa and Jamie share their experiences with their children and share practical and natural ways this topic can be integrated into your family conversations. 

Shanera Williamson, host of Brown Mama B...

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Picture this: you’re standing in the kitchen knocking out your daily chores. Your spouse is sitting on the back patio reading. All the kids are young adults and out of the house. Do you recognize the person in the kitchen? Are you friends with the person sitting on the patio? We hear it all the time, the kids were the one connection point in your marriage and now that they’re gone, so is that connection. Today Lisa and Jamie discus...

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Public school, private school, or homeschooling? When you become a parent no one tells you how hard this decision will be when you have to make it for your innocent 5 year old baby! Today Jamie and Lisa hash out this debate in a judgment free zone! They challenge all of us to respect other family’s decisions and to give back to our community no matter what school you choose.

Mom of 5, Holly Knight is our expert for the day. Not only...

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One of the most fun things about parenting is that you’re raising your future best friends! Today Jamie and Lisa discuss the complexities of parenting our kids and what it looks like to be their friend. Lisa shares great insight on how parenting and being a friend isn’t necessarily a one time shift, but instead a percentage of different seasons. Jamie challenges us to be realistic in our expectations and not to put pressure on our ...

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April 25, 2023 41 mins

We’ve all heard it said, or have said it ourselves, “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” But too often as adults we mismanage it like it does! What does it look like to steward our money like it really is a gift from the Lord? What about our life would need to change for us to be givers of our money? Today Jamie and Lisa share their own mistakes with money, how they handle money with their kids, and questions they still have surrounding ...

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First things first, we enter this topic as women and as mothers with sensitivity, grace, and more grace! 

Talking about our bodies is complex! There are many radically different messages being communicated to women, our daughters, and even our sons, about their body. How do we as mother’s deal with our own issues with our body, while teaching our children a healthy view of theirs? Is it possible to teach our children to let go of sh...

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Be honest. Have you ever asked yourself, “Who are these kids?!” 

Whether your child shares your DNA or not, every kid is so different! On today’s episode, Lisa and Jamie share how different their kids are from one another and how they’ve navigated those differences throughout unique seasons of parenthood. You’ll hear how Jamie and Lisa believe that family standards and values can remain the same while you take a customized approach ...

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October 10, 2022 40 mins

In this final episode of season one, Lisa and Jamie discuss the heart-wrenching yet life-giving process of letting our kids go.  From the moment they are born, our job, as parents, is to teach them to be independent of us, and to move through life without us- gradually. This is both beautiful and difficult, heart-breaking and rewarding.  Elyse Fitzpatrick is the special expert guest on today's show and we think you will especially ...

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October 3, 2022 31 mins

There are many parents who ask the question, “Am I a bad parent if my child struggles with mental health?”. The answer is, no. Lisa Whittle, Jamie Ivey and Toni Collier all have children who see or have walked through counseling. Toni says counseling for her is one of the best decisions she has made because she believes in being the healthiest version of ourselves so that we don't leak onto our spouses, community or children. Lisa ...

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September 26, 2022 37 mins

Have you been in your feelings about your kids wanting to hangout with their friends or have dinner with the neighbors instead of you? On this episode Lisa Whittle and Jamie Ivey share how their hurt feelings are often caused by scenarios they create in their heads. Jamie shares that as moms and parents we often expect our kids to meet our emotional needs even though it really isn't their  job. The reality of parenting is, our kids...

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September 19, 2022 39 mins

How soon is too soon to have the “Sex Talk”  with your kids? Lisa Whittle and Jamie Ivey share their experiences talking to their kids about sex. Jamie opens up about how she shared her personal sex story as a teenanger to each one of her kids.  These conversations are not easy, but Jamie and Lisa share their sexual stories with their kids, to teach them God’s design for sexuality, His love and grace, and also to remember how good ...

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September 12, 2022 33 mins

Have you had those moments where you hold your breath in hopes that your kids are going to behave a certain way in public settings? Do your kids misbehave only in public settings? Lisa Whittle and Jamie Ivey share their experience on how they define themselves as a successful parent. Jamie shares that one of her biggest problems was comparing herself to other parents. She also shares, to be a successful mom means  dying to what oth...

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September 5, 2022 36 mins

As believing parents we all imagine and wait on the day when our children accept Christ as their Lord and Savior, but what happens when that doesn't happen in the timely manner that we expected? Lisa, Jamie, and Jen Wilkin share about their children coming to the faith and how important it is to involve children in adult faith based conversations when appropriate. Lisa reminds us, including our children in our ministry allows them ...

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August 29, 2022 38 mins

We have all fallen into the lie that God shows favoritism to certain parents. It is so easy to look at the lives of other parents and say, “They got a better deal than me”. Jamie, Lisa and Suzanne share their thoughts on comparison with their kids and toward other parents. Jamie shares a time where she was once jealous of a dear friend and how she overcame her jealousy. Suzanne shares that her favorite child is the one who needs he...

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