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Celebrating Motherhood Series Podcast Surprises of Motherhood

064 // The Surprises of Motherhood – Jennifer Van Winkle, Sarah Allard & Karen Gauvreau

This episode is all about the surprises of motherhood! Featuring Jenni Van Winkle, Sarah Allard, and Karen Gauvreau.
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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 seven 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

Jennifer Van Winkle

Jennifer Van Winkle is a fun-loving and intentional-but-casual minimalist. She is an editor of and regular contributor to the Kindred Mom Blog and Podcast. Currently, she writes from home with kids underfoot on her personal blog Pepper Sprout Home. She is passionate about squeezing the most fun out of life in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and 3 children. She is always in search of truth and what it looks like to live authentically and if that surrounds a plate of delicious food shared with good friends and family, then she’s pretty much in the happiest place she can imagine. Find Jenni on Instagram.

Read some of Jenni’s Writing:
Poop Mountain  / Go Get Him, Tiger  / Speed Boat : Ocean Liner

 

Sarah Allard

Sarah Allard is thankful to be experiencing the joy of motherhood after journeying through years of infertility. She is married to her high school sweetheart and together they are raising their three children in Seattle. Sarah is passionate about hospitality, encouraging other mamas, and slowing down to appreciate God’s daily grace. You can find her on Instagram.

Read some of Sarah’s writing:
The Hospitable Home  /  Invisible Mothers  /  Steering the Ship

 

Karen Gauvreau

Karen Gauvreau is the mom behind Lightly Frayed, a blog that explores parenting from a humorous angle. She’s a mom of four boys, a writer for magazines like Thriving Family and MomSense.

If your kids are entering the tween or teen years, check out 8 Things I Really Wish I had Known Before Parenting a Teen & Empower Your Teenager to Transform Into a Hero.

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