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Kindred Mom is a gracious online community dedicated to helping moms flourish in motherhood. We believe motherhood is a sacred and beautiful journey of discovery and we are committed to holding space for moms who are looking for connection, guidance, encouragement, and truth about the incredible role of a mother.

Kindred Mom is a collaborative blog, featuring essays about authentic mothering experiences from a variety of women, and we seek to provide encouragement and resources to help moms feel less alone in their struggle to nurture themselves and their families. Whether you are a new mom, an experienced mom, an adoptive mom, a step-mom, or any other kind of mom, we welcome you here and invite you to participate in this supportive community.

Check out the the essays we’ve featured on the blog, listen to the Kindred Mom podcast, and please subscribe (below) to our email list to stay in-the-know about what is going on! We promise to end you only valuable, worthwhile resources, will never share your information, and we’ll send you an invitation to join the private group for our community where you can connect with other amazing moms, the writers podcast guests who contribute to our community, and our Kindred Mom Vision Team.

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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 lightandloveliness.com. Find Kindred Mom on Instagram and Facebook, and follow Emily on Instagram to see her most recent family adventures.

Read some of Emily’s writing:
Starting a Self-Care Conversation / When Resilience Feels Like Floundering / Flourishing in Motherhood


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


Lynne Patti lives in Los Angeles with her family. She pursues excellence in letting it go, letting messy happen, and letting motherhood be fun. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter.

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 that 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 mudane 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 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


/  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 highschool 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


/ 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