Episode 213 | Peaceful Motherhood, Large Family Dynamics, Working at Home, and More Q&A with Leslie Burris

As online business owners and mothers of large homeschooling families, Leslie and I discovered that we have so much in common!  You all submitted so many great questions for this episode, and we felt like we could have continued chatting forever.  We dive into some practicals of how we run our online businesses while working together with our husbands.  We talk about both the challenging and beautiful realities of having a large age span of children in the home.  Ultimately, we hope this conversation encourages you to pursue peace in your motherhood.

Episode 209 | How to Get Out of a Homemaking Funk | Megan and Jayna of the Honey I’m Homemaker Podcast

I talk often on this podcast about the beauty of homemaking, but there are certainly times when we can fall into a slump as homemakers.  I’m joined by two Mennonite homemakers in this episode, Megan and Jayna, to discuss what we love about homemaking, what is challenging, and how we navigate the difficult seasons of this worthy calling.  If you could use fresh ideas and inspiration to continue creating beauty and comfort in your home, join us for this conversation!

Episode 207 | Find Balance with Technology and Live Undistracted | Katie Westenberg, Author of But Then She Remembered

Distractions are nothing new, but the sheer amount of distractions available to us in our modern world is overwhelming.  It is impossible to talk about distraction without acknowledging the impact of technology on our lives, but Katie pulls back the curtain on technology to explore what is really behind our attraction to it.  What is the root cause of distraction and how can we overcome it?  If you desire to live a purposeful life without succumbing to the onslaught of distractions coming your way, join us for this powerful conversation.

Episode 205 | Being a Prepared Mom On the Go and At Home | Karen Morris

Today’s guest is passionate about equipping moms to be prepared for whatever life throws at them.  In our conversation, we dove into the subjects of two of Karen’s books: preparing your home with long-term food storage and preparing your vehicle with everything you need on the go.  Karen breaks down how anyone can get started building their long-term food storage supply without blowing the budget.  She also goes through some items to keep stocked in your vehicle so you are prepared for any situation that may arise on the go.  There are some brilliant things on her list that you may not have thought of!  If you want to feel more prepared to take care of your family whether at home or on the run, lend an ear to Karen’s sage advice!

Episode 204 | Giving Our Families the Gift of a Home-Centered Life | Francesca Battistelli

It was so fun to sit down and chat with Francesca about many of the things we share in common.  We dive into what it looks like to balance the many responsibilities of a working, homeschooling, homesteading mother of many. Francesca shares the story of her music career and how it has changed throughout different seasons of life.  We discuss how cultivating a simple life at home away from the hustle can be such a gift to ourselves and our families.  Join me for this encouraging conversation about all things motherhood with Francesca Battistelli!

Episode 202 | Don’t Wait for the Perfect Circumstances to Start Homesteading | Bay Sandoval

The year 2020 was a catalyst that led many people to chase after the homesteading lifestyle, and Bay is no exception.  Fueled by a desire to establish food security for her family, Bay jumped into multiple homesteading endeavors from the get-go and learned a lot along the way.  Homesteading can certainly be expensive, but we dive into the reality of living this lifestyle on a tight budget.  We also chat about what it is like to pursue your goals in front of an audience on the internet and how we each navigate both the negative and positive feedback.  Whether you are working toward your homesteading dream or some other dream, may you be encouraged that you don’t have to wait for the perfect circumstances to get started.

Episode 201 | Natural Remedies, Groceries for a Large Family, New Homestead | Elizabeth of Purely Parsons

I’m so excited to have Elizabeth back on the podcast to share more of her story and expertise with us!  She and her family recently relocated from Texas to Tennessee to start a new homestead, so she tells us all about what led them to Tennessee and what their homesteading plans are.  As a nurse and mother of many, Elizabeth is passionate about educating and empowering other mothers to make informed decisions for their families.  We’ll chat about home remedies, supporting the body’s ability to heal, and feeding our families well as a first line of defense against disease.  Join us for this conversation!

Episode 200 | Candid Chat with Essentially Erin: Moving Across the Country to Start a Homestead + Why We Love Home Birth

Erin is a mother of six, new homesteader, retired nurse, and guru on all things natural health and wellness.  You may know her from Instagram which is her main platform for sharing information and resources to empower and educate mothers.  We sat down and answered some of your questions about their journey from California to Tennessee to find freedom, how they got their homestead off the ground, and how Erin is preparing for her fifth home birth.  If any of these motherhood topics interest you, join us for this fun conversation!

Episode 199 | Encouraging an Entrepreneurial Mindset in Our Kids | Michelle Visser of Souly Rested

There are countless skills a person gains on the path of entrepreneurship, and this goes for kids too!  The kind of environment we create for our kids and the guidance we give them play a large role in determining what endeavors they will pursue throughout childhood and beyond.  Whether your children have a natural entrepreneurial bent or not, you will learn about the many gifts entrepreneurship has to give to those who are willing to give it a try.  Join us as Michelle shares about her many years of parenting and homeschooling and raising entrepreneurial kids.

Episode 198 | Chatting Content Creation and Cheesemaking with Kate of Venison for Dinner

I’m thrilled to be chatting with another good friend on today’s podcast episode, Kate of Venison for Dinner. You all likely know her from her homesteading, cheesemaking, homemaking content, and in this conversation, we are answering some of your most common questions about making dairy products at home. Plus, we pull back the curtain on both of our content creation businesses and offer encouragement for those balancing motherhood and business (or hoping to!). Whether or not you are interested in making cheese or starting a business, I know you will be encouraged by this conversation between two moms seeking to love and serve our families in every season of motherhood!