Life Around the Table Series Podcast

042 // A Vision for Home – Lindsey Cornett, Sarah Allard & Marilynn Song Harri

This episode is about developing a personal vision for home and includes a preview of September’s topic:  Life Around the Table. On the first half of the show, Lindsey Cornett talks with host Emily Sue Allen about meal-planning, being in the kitchen, and introducing the fall Kindred Mom Writers in Residence. Then, Sarah Allard and Marilynn Song Harri jump in for a conversation about how moms can pursue cultivating a peaceful home.  

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Guests on this episode:

Lindsey Cornett is a loud talker, iced coffee drinker, and lover of the written word who writes from the intersection of faith, family, and freedom. She’s married to Evan, and together they live in Grand Rapids, Michigan with three kiddos (four and under). Over time, she is learning to relinquish her perfectionism and embrace her life and creativity as-is. In the process, she’s become passionate about encouraging other women to embrace the freedom Jesus offers, which is rooted in the belief that we are enough just as we are. You can find more of Lindsey’s writing on her personal website, on Instagram, and over at The Drafting Desk, a thoughtful monthly newsletter which she co-writes to inspire women toward freedom from perfectionism.

Read some of Lindsey’s writing:

Two Bites of Humble Pie  /  Facing Postpartum Depression  /  Strong and Brave


Sarah Allard is thankful to be experiencing the joy of motherhood after journeying through years of infertility. She is married to her high school sweetheart and together they are raising their two children in Seattle. Sarah is passionate about hospitality, encouraging other mamas, and slowing down to appreciate God’s daily grace. You can find her on Instagram.

Read some of Sarah’s writing:

The Hospitable Home  /  Invisible Mothers  /  Steering the Ship


Marilynn Song Harri is a happy wife, mom, and homemaker in the small town of Walla Walla, Washington. While she keeps very busy raising and teaching five children at home, she pursues a life of simplicity, laughter and loving Jesus.

Read some of Marilynn Song’s writing:

Transformation Series – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3  /  Riding Into Love

Mentioned in this episode:

Essay by Lindsey Cornett about having a picky eater

Essay by Rebekah Crosby about the Tooth Fairy

The Drafting Desk

**Emily’s personal Meal-planning sheet will be included in the September Free Resource: Recipes For Families Living Life Around the Table – Subscribe to the Kindred Mom newsletter to get it when it is sent out

Fall 2018 Writers in Residence 

Patty Scott is a mom to two boys, ages 9 and 16.  She has been married to her surfer/skater husband for over 20 years.  Her home is full of neighbor kids and a whole lot of joyous mayhem most days.  Patty writes to inspire and empower moms to love intentionally and make room for what matters most.  Her passion is to encourage mothers and to create a place of solace for them as they do the most important work of motherhood.







Rebekah Crosby is a former copy editor who decided to give her red pen a rest and do a bit of writing from the desk in her sunny kitchen instead. She shares honest stories of mothering daughters, making peace with imperfection, and embracing grace on her blog, Write the Rough Draft, and is co-creator of The Drafting Desk, a monthly newsletter offering soulful encouragement for fellow recovering perfectionists. Rebekah’s hobbies change on a weekly basis but have most recently included photography, cross-stitch, knitting, and raising monarch butterflies. She lives in Central Florida with her husband and two little girls.








Corey Wheeland is a writer, graphic designer, and, most importantly, mom to her amazing daughter, Zoey. Wanting to find her way back to herself after her divorce last year, she decided to pursue her lifelong passion of writing. This pursuit manifested itself in the creation of a blog called The Nostalgia Diaries, where her goal is to simplify, enhance, and engage people’s lives by helping them focus on the most important things: remembering, appreciating, believing, and becoming. Since the creation of her blog, Corey’s writing has been featured on Motherly, Perfection Pending, SheKnows, Red Tricycle, Yellowbrick, Mamapedia,,  and Chief Gratitude Officer. She’s determined to spend the rest of her days living creatively and colorfully, all the while drinking cinnamon green tea, listening to good music, and soaking up as much sunshine as she can.


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