Peaceful Home Podcast

072 // Parenting as a Team – Jim & Lynne Jackson (Connected Families)

Kindred Mom team member Robin Chapman joins host Emily Sue Allen to interview guests Jim & Lynne Jackson (Connected Families) about parenting as a team, empowering kids to solve their own conflicts, fostering peaceful sibling relationships, and more! This episode is part of the Peaceful Home series on

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About Host Emily Sue Allen:

Emily Sue Allen is the founder of the Kindred Mom blog and host of the Kindred Mom podcast. She also is an ongoing devotional contributor to Joyful Life Magazine, a member of Hope*Writers, and has contributed writing in a variety of online spaces. Living a deeply nourished life, and helping women find joy in the midst of their motherhood journey are among her greatest passions. She is a contemplative, creative soul who celebrates the beauty of humble things and deeply values the grace and truth of Jesus Christ and the riches found in the word of God. She lives with her husband and seven kids in the Pacific Northwest, and blogs at Subscribe to her monthly newsletter, “Notes on Nourishing,” for personal stories about intentionally nourishing your spirit, mind, and body.  Find Kindred Mom on Instagram (@kindred_mom) and Facebook, and say hello to Emily personally on Instagram (@emily_sue_allen).

Guests on this Episode


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


Jim & Lynne Jackson

In their 30 years together Jim and Lynne have learned to bring God’s grace and truth to the messes of real life. Their three closely-aged kids all had straight A’s before they started school: ADHD, Asthma, Allergies, and Acid reflux. Translation: A WIRED FAMILY! And both of them chose careers working with other people’s kids. This unique combination of experience at home and at work led them to start Connected Families in 2002. Since then their resources have equipped thousands of parents across the globe be more peaceful, purposeful, and confident! Jim and Lynne have been featured on Focus on the Family, Desiring God, KTIS radio, Don’t Mom Alone, and numerous other radio programs and podcasts, including their own Connected Families podcast which was downloaded more than 45K times in the first 3 months. Through their travels, podcasting, books, online courses, and leadership trainings, the Connected Families team has had a profound global impact on parents across the world. You can visit their website at to learn more.

Direct link to the Connected Families Parenting Framework

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