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The Lisa Show

Join comedian, believer, and single mom Lisa Valentine Clark for a good look at life. Whether it’s parenting challenges, mental health questions, or social issues, she and her Council of Moms will tackle it! So come figure out this life thing together with her, with a lot of laughs along the way. A production of BYUradio.

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S2 E25: Which Parenting Style Works Best?

Would you consider yourself a "helicopter parent?" Or do you prefer "free-range" parenting? Would you say you're a "lawnmower parent," or even a "snowplow parent?" It feels impossible to even keep the different styles of parenting straight, let alone understand which ones are most effective in raising our kids. Lisa talks with friends and experts to find out what approaches to parenting work the best.


9 Aug 2022

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S2 E24: How to Handle the Reality of Parenthood

Has your self-care taken a nosedive since becoming a parent? Has parenting made you feel isolated and alone? Sit down with the Council of Moms as Lisa and her friends Kristin, Brooke, and Janae discuss the harsh realities of parenthood and try to make it a more forgiving and empathetic part of life.


2 Aug 2022

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Featuring: The Apple Seed with Sam Payne

Lisa chats with Sam Payne about the show he hosts, BYU Radio's The Apple Seed, before we hear their recent episode, "The Shiny".Welcome to The Apple Seed! Some time filled with stories for you and your family. Since 2013 we’ve been bringing you tall tales, personal tales, fairy tales, historical tales and more. All kinds of tales, from all kinds of tellers. Some of our favorite stories are about people just like us. Ordinary individuals thrown into extraordinary circumstances. Sometimes, however, our heroes are very different than us; perhaps they are extremely silly, or greedy. Sometimes, they’re not even human at all. In today’s stories, we’ll get to hear about all kinds of animals; foolish ones and clever ones, brave ones and cowardly ones, cruel ones, and kind ones. On today’s episode, enjoy the following:“Piggy Wiggy” by Willy Claflin from Sleeping Beastly and Other Tales Radio Family Journal: "Mercedes Benz" by Sam Payne The Daily Mix: "10 Ways to Hear Snow" “The Shiny”: an original radio drama produced at BYU Radio“The Gypsy Wagon” by Dan Keding from The Gypsy Wagon and Other Neighborhood Tales


26 Jul 2022

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S2 E23: Improvising Through Life

As a parent, it can feel like no matter how much we prepare, we're never ready for what's coming next. There is always some new wrinkle to figure out to keep things running smoothly. Lisa is joined by her longtime improv partner Hailey Smith to talk about how their years performing long-form improvised comedy have prepared them for parenthood.


19 Jul 2022

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S2 E22: Summer Routines

Are your kids spending their summer days laying in bed, scrolling through Tik Tok? Or are their days filled with summer camps, sports practices and busy social lives? Whatever their routines look like, it is difficult as parents to know if we should step in and micromanage their time or let them roam free until school starts up again. Lisa talks with friends and experts to discuss how parents are finding the right balance for them.


12 Jul 2022

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S2 E21: Making Friends as an Adult

It's been said that by the time we are 25 years old, our number of friends will only decline for the rest of our lives. This means that for most of our adult lives, we are losing more friends than we are making. So why is it so much harder to build friendships in adulthood than it was when we were kids? And what can we do to change that? Lisa talks with friends and experts to find out.


5 Jul 2022

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S2 E20: Finding Your Family Culture

Your family may be known as the "fun family." Or maybe they're the "musical family," or the "religious family." But whether it's kindness, hard work, athleticism, faith, or financial responsibility, how do you decide what values will define your family? And at what point is it too late to change them? Lisa talks with friends, family and experts to find out.


28 Jun 2022

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S2 E19: Listener Questions

Lisa is joined by Taylor Riggs, Angie King, and Jeanette Bennett in a special council of moms. They answer the listeners' questions about motherhood, family life and life's challenges.


21 Jun 2022

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S2 E18: The Albums that Changed Our Lives

Lisa is joined by her friend and music aficionado Kacy Faulconer to discuss the way that music has shaped their lives, and to identify which albums have made the biggest difference to them.


14 Jun 2022

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S2 E17: Deepening Connections through Conversation

Do you have people in your life that you wish you were closer to, but you don't know what you can do to bring your connection to a new level? Lisa is joined by her lifelong friend Carrie Ann Rhodes to try our some new conversation tactics in order to deepen their friendship and get to know each other better.


7 Jun 2022

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