Freedom Series Podcast

051 // Freedom in Motherhood – Lindsey Cornett & Brittany L. Bergman

As the first episode in 2019, these conversations center around the theme of Freedom in Motherhood, the current monthly topic on Host Emily Sue Allen talks with Kindred Mom team member Lindsey Cornett about navigating the pressure of setting goals and having a vision for the upcoming year, as well as the freedom to tackle various motherhood challenges in ways that work for you. Guest Brittany L. Bergman joins Emily for a conversation about productivity, personal expectations, and pursuing goals in the midst of motherhood.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Essay On Embracing Your Motherhood Season by Emily Sue Allen

Free Download from Kindred Mom: A Self-Care Questionnaire to help you evaluate how to strategically create a self-care plan that is sustainable in your real life

(This one wasn’t mentioned in the episode, but may be useful if you’re hoping to get some meal-planning done in January!) Free Download: Recipes for Families Living Life Around the Table

Essay on Freedom to Quit by Robin Chapman (link coming soon)

Cultivate What Matters Powersheets


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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 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.

Read some of Lindsey’s writing:
Two Bites of Humble Pie  /  Facing Postpartum Depression  /  Strong and Brave


Brittany L. Bergman is a writer and editor living in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband and her daughter. She is passionate about living a simple life marked by authenticity and gratitude. Brittany encourages moms to live thoughtfully and savor their right-now lives, and you can sign up here to receive her Self-Care Planner for Busy Moms. You can also find her at and on Instagram.


Kindred Mom is a community dedicated to helping moms flourish in motherhood. Through honest and vulnerable real stories of motherhood, this community champions celebrating small victories and the beautiful things that happen when moms share both the triumphs and struggles of their journeys.

To connect with the Kindred Mom community, keep up with the essays that are shared on the blog at KindredMom.comand subscribe to the mailing list so you don’t miss a thing.

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Special thanks to Michael Patti for the original music featured on the Kindred Mom Podcast.



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