Reaching Roots Podcast

A Podcast for Parents & Family

Reaching Roots

Hi, my name is Jaison Dolvane and I’m the host of “Reaching Roots”, a podcast with a goal to make life easier for parents and families – so, they can reach further. We’re talking to people who inspire us with their journey, tell us about the problems they are solving, and provide us insight that helps us and our children learn and grow. Reaching Roots is a metaphor for continuing to grow, reaching further, exploring new roads, and strength.

Camille Walker


Founder

MyMommyStyle.com

“Remember what makes you, it is something that can be difficult with motherhood unless you're actively pursuing it“

Camille Walker is the founder of MyMommyStyle.com and host of the “Call me CEO” podcast, and a champion to help mothers find their passion and creativity, while balancing motherhood and being their own boss. Beth Berry, of MotherWhelmed says “Motherhood heavily engages some aspects of self, while leaving almost no room for the growth of other essential parts”.

In this episode, we talk to Camille about how she is helping mothers put their skills to work in harmony with motherhood, while feeling fulfilled and doing it on their own terms.

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Kids not Sleeping

Megan Copeland


Founder

SlumberFeed

“When kids are tired, It's really hard to learn or be available. They can be irrational and emotional“

In this episode, we talk about the dangers of kids not getting enough sleep and what parents can do to help their children develop healthy sleep habits.  Lack of sleep has serious negative consequences for your overtired child including unhealthy weight gain, bad moods, accidents, trouble in school and bad judgement. If your kids don’t sleep, you as parents don’t sleep – and there are consequences to this also.

Copeland is a certified sleep consultant and the founder of SlumberFeed, a company she founded to help tired parents and kids figure out how to improve their sleep.

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Gift-giving for the holiday season

Teresa Mears


CEO

LivingOnTheCheap

“If you have not already bought gifts, don't buy them“

Teresa says: “as the holiday gift-giving season approaches, we often are filled with a sense of dread: How will we ever find the perfect gift for everyone on our list, the time to finish our shopping and the money to pay for all the stuff we need to buy?”  Her latest article “How to stop the exchange of useless holiday junk” was published recently and in this Episode. Teresa talks to us about holiday gift-giving and saving.

Teresa Mears has spent her career as a newspaper editor & writer for the Miami Herald and other publications including the LA Times, Boston Globe and The New York Times. Teresa is currently the CEO of LivingOnTheCheap.com – a network of hyperlocal websites across the USA that cover lifestyle, family and personal finance.

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Unfiltered: How to be happy on social media

Jessica Abo


Award Winning Journalist

Author & Speaker

“For anyone unhappy or with that less than feeling, I wanted to empower them the next time they go online“

Social sites like Instagram, Facebook have negative effects, especially on young people’s mental health – negative body image, bullying, depression. However, there are also positive effects of social media – self-expression, community & emotional support.  Jessica is a bestselling author whose book Unfiltered: How To Be As Happy As You Look On Social Media was named #1 by Women’s Health on its list of self-love books & was in the official GRAMMY Awards Gift Bag.  In this Episode, Jessica talks about how to identify what makes you unhappy, how to navigate toxic relationships, and how to build a more positive life on social media.

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Figure out what you want to be when you grow up

JP Michel


Founder

SparkPath

“If all we’re doing is introducing career exploration through the lens of job titles, there’s no way we’re going to succeed“

JP Michel is the creator of the Challenge mindset and the founder of SparkPath, the company that helps kids answer the question “What do I want to be when I grow up?” A common answer parents get from their children to this question is “I don’t know.”. Now what.

In this episode, JP talks about how traditional career resources have failed young people by focusing on obsolete job titles. JP provides a better way for parents to help their kids understand themselves, what they enjoy, and figure out how to navigate the modern world of work, so our kids can have hope & confidence that the world needs them.

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Diana Graber

Diana Graber


Author & Creator

CyberWise & CyberCivics

“Kids will tell you they’re doing homework & they’re probably toggling between homework and Snapchat or TikTok.“

Diana Graber is the author of “Raising Humans in a Digital World”, a book about Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology. She is also the creator of the internationally recognized Cyber-Civics middle school program that is actively taught in schools across 47 US states and many other countries.

Today 1 in 3 children will use phones before they learn how to talk. Our average attention span is less than that of a gold-fish. Research tells us that a brain on games looks similar to a brain on drugs. In this episode, Diana’s provides guidance on how we can teach our kids to safely connect and collaborate with technology. Her Cyber Civics education reflects the true realities of what kids.

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Julie Aigner

Julie Aigner-Clark


CEO

Wee School

“I look out my office window … parents walking by with babies & strollers and … those parents are looking at their phones.“

Julie is CEO of Wee School, and previously the founder of Baby Einstein, an infant products company sold to Disney, an Emmy-Award winning creator of children’s videos, and a New York Times best selling author of over 30 children’s books. Recognized by President George W. Bush in his State of the Union address, Julie has been featured in People, Oprah, Kiplingers, USA Today, The Today Show & The View.

In this episode, Julie talks about how we as parents are underserving our kids when it comes to education. She has devoted her life to educating children and shares her insights with us and provides a curriculum that can help parents better serve their children.

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Carlee-Krtolica, Styled and Sparkle, For the sake of family

Carlee Krtolica


Blogger & Influencer

Styled to Sparkle

“Having a nine to five job, it just wasn’t the fit that I knew was right for myself and my family.“

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Carlee Krtolica is a mom and the editor-in-chief and founder of Styled to Sparkle, a lifestyle blog for mom’s and parents.   It is no secret that mothers working full-time always grapple with the guilt that they are not giving enough time to their children.  Managing kids, taking care of the family and juggling responsibilities at home and at work creates lots of pressure.   After working a 9 to 5 job, Carlee felt that her lifestyle did not suit her family ambitions, which led her to take more control of her life and find something she loves.

Carlee is an interior designer, loves DIY home decor, traveling, and wine. In this episode, Carlee shares with us her story, her journey, and family stresses.

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Jaison-Dolvane

Jaison Dolvane


Founder & CEO

WishSlate

“I personally found that gifting caused me anxiety as I struggled to find the right gift for my wife, kids, parents.“

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My name is Jaison Dolvane. I am the host of this podcast, “Reaching Roots” and also the founder of WishSlate, which is a company I
founded to change the way we gift.

This is a short intro to who I am, my story, and why we are doing this Podcast.

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