The Kindred Mom Team

Meet the Team!

It takes the talents of many women to bring this community together, and the following mamas volunteer their time and talents to support the Kindred Mom vision. Go team!


Emily Sue Allen
Founder, Podcast Host & Featured Contributor

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 Bible. 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 follow Emily personally on Instagram (@emily_sue_allen).

Read some of Emily’s writing:
Starting a Self-Care Conversation / When Resilience Feels Like Floundering / Flourishing in Motherhood / At the End of Myself / Inviting Peace


Jennifer Van Winkle
Editorial Lead & Featured Contributor

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. She is also a regular contributing writer for Joyful Life Magazine and member of the Hope*Writers community. 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


Robin Chapman
Content Coordinator & Featured Contributor

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


Lindsey Cornett
Social Media Director & Featured Contributor

Lindsey Cornett is a loud talker, obsessive coffee drinker, and lover of the written word who writes about the intersections of faith, family, and creativity. She lives in downtown Indianapolis with her scientist husband and three kiddos (6, 4, and 3). She is always learning to relinquish perfectionism and embrace the freedom Jesus offers, and she loves mining life for the meaning and richness available in ordinary, imperfect moments. As both a writer and editor, Lindsey is passionate about encouraging women who have (like her!) ever found themselves afraid of making a mistake. In addition to Kindred Mom, she is a regular contributor to the Indianapolis Moms Blog and a co-founder of The Drafting Desk. You can find more of her writing on her personal website and Instagram.

Read some of Lindsey’s writing:

I Don’t Want My Pre-Baby Body Back  /  A Season to Cherish  /  When Does a House Become a Home?



Lynne Patti
Prayer Director & Featured Contributor

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.

Read some of Lynne’s writing:
A Choir Calling  /  Prevailing Strength  /  The Perfect Monster Mom



Mary Kate Brown
Growth Strategist & Featured Contributor

Mary Kate and her husband Brian are high-school sweethearts who recently left their lifelong home in the Chicago suburbs for a rural property in Western Michigan. Together they homeschool their three daughters and are making plans for turning their new property into small-scale homestead. After overcoming numerous health challenges due to autoimmunity, Mary Kate is passionate about helping others find healing and wholeness. She leads an online group teaching the basics of an anti-inflammatory diet and inspires others to incorporate simple, nourishing, real-food recipes in their own homes. She also writes online at and you can catch up with her on Instagram.

Read some of Mary Kate’s writing:
Wild & Free Mamas  /  Dare to Dance  /  Teach Me So I Can Learn



Jacelya Jones
Podcast Intern

Jay is a writer, a mama, and a podcast intern for Kindred Mom. God has changed each goal Jay has ever had, chiefly those concerning her relationships and writing. If it is part of her life, she wants it to please Him. Self-taught in many ways, she is always looking to make connections and find ways to improve her brain, her blog, and her brood (ages 2 to 13 years). Married since 2004 to her husband, Taylor, she’s been tied to her college sweetheart for nearly a quarter-century. Together, they raise their 4 children in the Chicago suburbs, where they enjoy pursuing creativity in the midst of the daily grind. Whether it’s writing screenplays, gardening, or gaming, Jay’s family is usually cultivating something. As a mama to both teens and toddlers, Jay is passionate about instilling deep, identity-forming truths in her children. Her other interests include: encouraging others, reading when she can, and learning what she can about where the mind-brain-body-reality intersects with Biblical perspective.

You can find some of her musings on her blog at and on Instagram @jacelya_jones.


Sarah Allard
KM Team Alumni

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 two 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


Marilynn Song Harri
KM Team Alumni

Marilynn Song Harri is a happy wife, mom and homemaker in the small town of Walla Walla, Washington. While she keeps very busy raising and teaching five children at home, she pursues a life of simplicity, laughter and loving Jesus.

Read some of Marilynn Song’s writing:
Transformation Series – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3  /  Riding Into Love