241. Give Your Family What Technology Can’t | Erin Loechner, Author of The Opt-Out Family
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by Lisa Bass
3d ago
In our highly-connected digital world, many voices have come along to warn of the dangers of overindulgence in technology. While many encourage boundaries and moderation, Erin argues that opting out completely is a better way. Have you felt the pull to change your family’s relationship with technology? Before you think, “I could never do that,” give this episode a listen! Erin gently challenges us to craft the kind of family culture where technology cannot compare to the joy of real life.   In this episode, we cover: The decision-making process that led Erin to h ..read more
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240. Being Crunchy Without Going Crazy | Emily of Really Very Crunchy
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by Lisa Bass
1w ago
For those in the crunchy community, there is more noise than ever about the dangers around us and the way things should be done. While navigating her own journey of health and wellness, Emily began to see the humor in this lifestyle. In this conversation, we chat about how Emily got started sharing comedy on the internet to bring levity to what can be stressful. We also dive into what it looks like to maintain balance in this journey– balance in our minds, in our children, in our family relationships, in our social interactions, and more. This episode is a must-listen! In t ..read more
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239. Pregnancy and Homesteading Q&A with Meg of Hollar Homestead (plus some of our controversial opinions!)
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by Lisa Bass
1w ago
So many of you have been asking me to bring Meg back on the podcast, and I am so excited to have her join me for this chat all about her approach to pregnancy and her homesteading story. We address questions about what foods we stay away from during pregnancy, what homestead chores we avoid, and more. What are our thoughts on ultrasounds? Prenatal vitamins? How do we maintain our businesses and homeschooling responsibilities throughout pregnancy and postpartum? I hope this chat with Meg inspires those of you who are in a similar season to make the most of this time! In ..read more
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238. Answering your questions: things I don’t stress about, advice for young homemakers, and more!
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by Lisa Bass
1w ago
In this episode, I am sitting down with a cup of coffee to chat through some more of the questions you all submitted! I share my perspective on quite a few motherhood topics – potty training, meltdowns, breastfeeding, sleep schedules – that I have found are not worth stressing over. I hope that by sharing my story, I can encourage you to let go of some of the stress in motherhood and embrace the season you are in. I’m also discussing business, blogging, homemaking, and a variety of other topics you asked about. Join me for another coffee chat Q&A! Sharing my miscarriag ..read more
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236. The Most Powerful Tool to Fight Negative Thoughts | Natalie of Dwell Differently
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by Lisa Bass
1M ago
With so much noise around us in our digital world, we often find ourselves swimming in seas of negative voices and anxious thoughts. In today’s conversation, Natalie is sharing how she helps women overcome these negative thought patterns by memorizing scripture. Anyone who has committed God’s words to memory knows how impactful those words are in your heart and mind. If you are new to memorizing scripture, our encouragement to you is to give it a shot and see what fruit it produces in your life! In this episode, we cover: Ideas for getting started with memorizing scripture Why ..read more
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235. My daily work rhythm, sleep training babies, dairy cow update, and more Q&A!
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by Lisa Bass
1M ago
You all submitted more great questions about parenting, work/life balance, our homestead, and more!  Join me as I share my perspective on these topics.  If you’d like to submit a question for a future episode, visit bit.ly/SFLquestions. In this episode, I discuss: Thoughts on how to handle babies and toddlers sitting through church How I currently schedule my day to balance all the family and work responsibilities My tips for planning out and accomplishing work tasks for the week Thoughts on adding a new baby to your family in the midst  How we approach baby sleep throughout th ..read more
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234. Don’t Overcomplicate Your Home Decor | Myquillyn Smith, The Nester
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by Lisa Bass
1M ago
The topic of home decor can be intimidating for many who don’t feel that they are naturally talented at decorating. But decorating is a skill that anyone can learn and continually improve. Myquillyn has been mastering the skill of home decor for many years, and she helps others do the same in their own homes. Today, she is encouraging us to stop taking our homes too seriously, to take risks in our home decor, to be willing to make mistakes and learn from them. May this episode leave you feeling inspired and full of attainable ideas to experiment with in your home! In this e ..read more
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233. Bringing Our Homes to Life through Sacred Rhythms | Jennifer Pepito
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by Lisa Bass
2M ago
As homemakers and mothers, our role extends beyond completing the daily tasks of housekeeping and child rearing. We are the ones who nurture the atmosphere of our homes and infuse life into our families. I am so happy to have Jennifer back on the podcast to talk about her latest book, Habits for a Sacred Home. This conversation is rich with ideas and real life examples of the everyday practices that make our homes come alive and impact our children for decades to come. May this episode inspire you as you create live-giving rhythms in your own family. In this episode, we cov ..read more
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232. Why Your Mindset as a Homemaker Matters | Mystie Winckler of Simply Convivial
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by Lisa Bass
2M ago
In her early days as a homemaker, Mystie found the role to be more difficult than she had expected. It was in acknowledging how truly valuable the role of a homemaker is that Mystie found joy and peace and purpose in the tasks of homemaking. If you struggle to embrace the role of homemaker or you are drowning in the mundanity, this episode will be a great encouragement to you! In this episode, we cover: The mindset that makes homemaking harder than it has to be What happens when you decide to value the work of homemaking Breaking down the overwhelming tasks of homemaking into baby s ..read more
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231. Staying out of debt, simplifying food from scratch, and living with less | Answering more of your questions!
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by Lisa Bass
2M ago
I’m sitting down to answer your questions about finances, cooking from scratch, and minimalism!  If you have been around here for long, you know I am passionate about debt freedom.  I’m diving into our financial mindsets and the major pitfalls we avoid as a debt-free family.  I’ll also explain how cooking from scratch is the best way to stretch your grocery budget and how minimalism is a non-negotiable for us as a family of ten! In this episode, we cover: How monthly payments create financial traps and sabotage your long-term goals Considering the opportunity cost of carrying d ..read more
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