This episode launches into September’s topic—Life Around the Table—with conversations about practical things to help get food on the table in the midst of busy family life, as well as how to navigate hospitality when you have little ones underfoot. On the first half of the show, Lynne Patti and Robin Chapman talk with host Emily Sue Allen about family meals in their homes. The second half of the show features Patty Scott, mama of two and author of Slow Down, Mama.
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Guests on this episode:
Lynne Patti is a stay at home, homeschooling mama of 5 vibrant children. She is an editor and contributor to the Kindred Mom blog and podcast. Kindred Mom serves as a fulfilling break for Lynne from the every day mom-tasks of Cheerio pouring and fixing “funny socks.” She enjoys singing weekly with a professional choir, Lego building, and most importantly, connecting with good friends over good food. In her adulthood, she has found that God is real, gracious and abounding in love. Lynne and her family live in Los Angeles where, after 16 years, big city living has become their jam.
Robin Chapman is a full-time imperfect mama, wife, and Jesus follower. She lives in Fairbanks, Alaska with her husband of 13 years and four children (ages 1 to 7). She’s trying hard to learn how to do this motherhood thing in a way that doesn’t land the whole family in intensive therapy, and she has a heart for helping other mamas buried in the little years know they are normal and there is hope. You can find her hiding out in the bathroom with a cup of coffee, or online looking for grace in her mundane and crazy life on her blog, Instagram, or Facebook.
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.
Patty’s new book: Slow Down, Mama (Amazon Affiliate Link)
Mentioned in this episode:
Gretchen Ronnevik – Check out Gretchen’s course, Gospel Mentoring
Megan Ericson – Check out Megan’s podcast, The Minimalist Mom Podcast
Megan recommended Personalized Photo Calendars to help spur dinnertime conversation
Tori Rask – Essay – Table on the Go: Grace When it’s Needed Most (Essay will be shared later this month. In the future, you’ll be able to find the link on the series home page.)
Bethany Barendregt – Mentioned how “Love one another” is the priority for her family around the table. Check out the community that Bethany cultivates over at Women Encouraged.
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Special thanks to Michael Patti for the original music featured on the Kindred Mom Podcast.