This episode explores part of November’s Kindred Mom topic–Contentment. Host Emily Sue Allen chats with Lynne Patti and Rebekah Crosby about cultivating contentment and why this is important in motherhood. In the second segment, Emily talks with Tammy Mashburn, a writer, and resilient grandmother who has an inspiring perspective about contentment despite facing a serious chronic illness.
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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
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 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.
Tammy’s passion is encouraging women to be present where they are as they learn to thrive in their chronic wilderness. She loves equipping and connecting others to the Word of God through a daily quiet time and journaling. She serves in her local church through Women’s Ministry, mentoring, leading small groups, and Bible Study.
Tammy and her husband, their dog Lola make their home in the Upstate of South Carolina.
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