025 // Consistency in Parenting – Jennifer Van Winkle & Lynne Patti

In this episode, Emily Allen talks with Jennifer Van Winkle and Lynne Patti about consistency in parenting. With a dip into discipline, some thoughts on self-care and connection with one’s spouse, and ideas for how to become a consistent parent without feeling the pressure to do everything perfectly, this episode is a practical look at this topic.

About the guests:

Jennifer Van Winkle lives in Seattle with her husband and three children (twin boys and a baby girl).  She is a teacher, musician, and currently a stay-at-home mom.  She loves fueling the imaginations of her children with creativity, songs, all things science, good food and lots of play indoors and out.  She blogs at Pepper Sprout Home and you can also find her on Instagram.

No More Magic (About motherhood/exhaustion) ~ Jennifer Van Winkle

Lynne lives in Los Angeles with her family. She pursues excellence in letting it go, letting messy happen, and letting motherhood be fun. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter.

Lifeline (An essay on date nights) ~ Lynne Patti


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