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058 // Creativity, Passion & Purpose – Alex Davies, Robin Chapman, Alana Dawson & Amber Salhus

Closing out the Healthy Mom series, Episode 58 is all about creativity, purpose, and passion. In the first half, host Emily Sue Allen talks with team member Robin Chapman and writer in residence Alex Davies about how moms can find time in the midst of motherhood to feed their souls with creativity. In the second segment, Emily talks with Alana Dawson and Amber Salhaus of the Mom Wants More podcast about pursuing passion during the mama years.

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Some things mentioned in this episode…
“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27, NIV

Related reading:
A Million Little Ways by Emily P. Freeman
The Fringe Hours by Jessica Turner

About 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

Alex Davies

Alex Davies is a maker and mother helping inspire women to make life beautiful. She has been featured in many online publications for her vulnerable storytelling and focus on creating more joy everyday. Always chasing her creative dreams, Alex loves to write, sew and decorate while raising two girls with her husband in San Diego, California. Alex shares everything with you from mom wins to DIY ideas to her line of handmade jewelry and bags on her blog and Instagram @AlexDaviesLiving.

Read some of Alex’s writing on
What if We Stopped Fighting?   |  3 Ways Sisters Keep You Sane

Robin Chapman

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.

Read some of Robin’s writing:
Growing Compassion For My Body  /  Parenting in Public  /  Tending a Marriage


Alana Dawson

Alana, pronounced like Atlanta without the ‘ts’, is a military spouse, mama to two girls (and one french bulldog), and a writer. She co-hosts The Mom Wants More Podcast, where she and her co-host encourage women to pursue their passions in the middle of their right-now lives. You can follow along with her adventures in military life, motherhood and more at

Amber Salhus
Amber lives in the Oregon countryside with her husband and two kids and she writes regularly where she helps women uncover what it is that makes them come alive,  come home to the body they live in, and to show up to their right-now lives with passion, purpose, and joy.

Featured Image by Hill Smiley Photography


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