Episode 2 – The Good, the Hard, & the Unexpected // Podcast

This week on the podcast, we will be discussing the good, the hard, and the unexpected parts of motherhood in this current season of life. And of course we’ll throw in some stories (this time about wildlife in Alaska) along with some goofiness as we talk about our culture’s obsession with bacon.

Thanks so much, everyone, for the outpouring of love and encouragement these last several days since launching our site and podcast! It’s been a fun, yet challenging leap into the world of podcasting, but we’re thrilled to be back with the newest installment of our weekly episode.

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If you could pick just one thing each, what would be the good, the hard, and the unexpected parts of your current season of motherhood? We would love to hear from you.

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  1. My good:
    Small meaningful moments like this- when my 5 year old daughter asks me a question and I answer, and her reply is, “wow mom, you really DO know everything!” Or when my 3 year old son says to me,”mom, I just wish I could marry you cause I love you soooo much.” Lol
    My Hard: practicing what I preach down to the littlest thing ’cause as a stay-at-home mom my kids are ALWAYS watching!!
    My unexpected: I never thought I would ask my husband if he could make it possible for me to shower and take a poop all by myself on Mother’s Day! No gifts needed… Those two “luxuries” would be enough!! Lol…and sorry for being a tad graphic but I think other moms will completely relate!

  2. With adult kids who are 27, 25, and 22; two grand babies; and 1 semi-retired husband.
    My good: Being confided in and needed by my adult kids.
    My hard: Letting go….and trusting that God will keep my adult kids and praying they keep themselves in Him.
    My unexpected: The empty nest that can be very full and satisfying if I am settled and content in Jesus.

  3. Hi Amanda and Anne-Renee!

    ROTFL! I just finished listening to your second podcast! Amanda, was it you who fed the baby moose with your Dad? I’ll bet feeding the baby moose was a pretty cool experience though, even if it might not have been the best idea. Anne-Renee, I’m glad you didn’t actually RUN OVER the moose driving back from Amanda’s house. Your moose population sounds like our deer population here in Oregon. There are deer almost everywhere! We even have deer walking down our street where I live. One day I saw a deer in our driveway. My sister in-law and I could almost touch it, I think it was almost a yearling. My poor brothers and sister in-law have both run over deer. Plus, my Dad nearly hit one coming home from work several years ago.

    Oh my word! Your bacon topic had me laughing out loud! Amanda, did you end up buying the bacon candle? LOL! I got a chuckle when you said you had a pig lamp when you and Jeremy got married. I also cracked up when you two were talking about the bacon dresses and pairing them with a costume that looks like eggs to be eggs and bacon. Too funny!

    God Bless!

  4. Hello! I was wondering if I could still listen to the earlier podcasts via your website? I can’t find a play button. But it also might be because I am sleep deprived mama… Thank you!

    • Hi Conni! Yes! We’re having problems with our links. We’re getting them fixed. But for now you can listen on iTunes or Stitcher Radio. 🙂 We’re sorry about that!

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