This episode dives into October’s topic—Cultivating Home—with conversations about what the most important things are in creating a home space that reflects your family values. On the first half of the show, host Emily Sue Allen talks with Lindsey Cornett and Lynne Patti about finding purpose in cultivating home for our families, as well as some practical tips about how to accomplish home tasks with little ones in the mix. The second half of the show features current Writer in Residence Rebekah Crosby, mama of two girls, and co-creator (along with Lindsey Cornett) of The Drafting Desk newsletter.
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About Podcast Host Emily Sue Allen –
Emily Sue Allen is the founder of Kindred Mom, and she hosts/produces the Kindred Mom podcast. Emily is also a member of several communities for writers (including Hope*Writers and Rise Up Writers, among others) and she is a regular devotional writer for Joyful Life Magazine. Soul care for moms and helping women find joy in the midst of their motherhood journey are among her greatest passions. Emily is a contemplative, creative soul who celebrates the beauty of a humble, handmade life and deeply values the power of encouragement. She lives with her husband and six kids in the Pacific Northwest, and personally blogs at emilysueallen.com. Find Kindred Mom on Instagram and Facebook, and follow Emily on Instagram to see her most recent family adventures.
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 The Drafting Desk, a thoughtful monthly newsletter which she co-writes to inspire women toward freedom from perfectionism.
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.
Rebekah Crosby – Writer in Residence for Fall 2018
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.
Links to stuff mentioned in this episode:
Feathers Plucked for a Nest – by Ann Voskamp
The Nesting Place (affiliate link) – a book by Myquillyn Smith
Completing the Cycle – by Anne Bogel/Modern Mrs. Darcy
Comments on how much time we spend managing stuff – Tsh Oxenrider
Kids Live Here – by Rebekah Crosby
The Lazy Genius Podcast – Kendra Adachi
Featured image by Hill Smiley Photography
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