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Little Lives in the Suburbs
81 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
Suburban Updates LIVE on Facebook-June 24, 2020
We recorded this episode LIVE on Facebook. We begin with our Arbitrary Fresh Starts, discuss who/what/when/why/how we've needed some strength, shared what's been sparking joy, and we end with the culture we've consumed, PLUS, a BIG announcement!Some of the topics we covered: quarantine (of course) Dry July bunk beds pillows with ear holes a virtual race across the country Alanis Morissette ACES Dr. Nadine Burke Harris
86 minutes | Jun 4, 2020
Megan O'Russell-A Life Worthy Of An Interesting Obituary
We talk with author and actor Megan O'Russell about her craft and career.
118 minutes | May 29, 2020
Keeping Up With the Coronas Part 2: Eating Our Words (LIVE on Facebook!)
We recorded this episode Live on Facebook on May 18, 2020, and caught up on how things have been going since we last podcasted from quarantine. We discussed how many of our words we've eaten since quarantine was novel and how our lives have changed.
79 minutes | May 6, 2020
Season 3, Episode 2: Wes-Limping Onto the Stable Train
Wes shares his journey from middle school teacher to pastor to lawn guy to coach and how he learned that the stable train is not all that stable after all.
36 minutes | Apr 18, 2020
Suburban Updates, Episode 5
It's our semi-monthly dive into our arbitrary fresh starts, talk about moments when we've needed someone to beer us some strength, what's sparking joy in our lives these days, and the culture we've recently consumed.
53 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
Paige: Navigating the In Between
We talk with Paige who maintains a perpetually positive outlook throughout the challenges of several moves, missionary work, and a cancer diagnosis. She navigates the multiple roles of mom, wife, friend, and accountant, among many others, with grace and positivity.
64 minutes | Mar 20, 2020
Bonus Episode: Keeping Up With the Coronas
We discuss how the novel coronavirus has impacted our lives, from our arbitrary fresh starts, to the culture we've been consuming.
27 minutes | Mar 10, 2020
Suburban Updates #4
Socks, slumber parties, and Emily Dickinson
84 minutes | Mar 4, 2020
Laura-Learning to Live in the Gray
Today we talk to Laura, an educator with a passion for social justice.
24 minutes | Feb 25, 2020
Suburban Updates #3
Two and a half months into 2020, we're making some progress on our Arbitrary Fresh Starts. Also, Laura needs some strength to get through a kid's injury, Grace finds joy in a new planner, and Scottie tries to raise racially conscious kids.
58 minutes | Feb 13, 2020
Bonus Episode-Valentine's Day: Sweatpants and Surprises
We dissect our youthful expectations for the most romantic day of the year vs the reality that is Valentine's Day as a married grown-up with kids. We dive into Valentine's Day growing up, what it is now, and the mess, pressure, and frustrations that come with school Valentine's Day celebrations. We also give out our awards for Best Valentine's Day Ever, Biggest Letdown, and Cutest Valentine.
26 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
Suburban Updates #2
This week's episode has us discussing a reframing of gift giving, Dry January, the frustrations of joining a national wellness organization, kids' sports, and our fascination with pandemics.
53 minutes | Feb 4, 2020
Guillaume-Little Life in Brussels
This episode comes to you from Brussels. We talk with Guillaume about his job at the Brussels Opera House, his planning (or lack thereof) of his life, his move from Paris to Brussels, the moment when he finally felt like an adult, and how he and his husband balance each other.
17 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
Suburban Updates #1
This is our inaugural episode of Suburban Updates, our mini-episode between interviews. We share how we're doing with our New Year's Resolutions, our Beer Me Strength Moments, the culture we've been consuming, and what's been sparking joy in our lives. We discuss snow days, Hood Politics Podcast, travel planning, and how we're doing with our arbitrary fresh starts.
91 minutes | Jan 21, 2020
Addy: The Joy and the Grief
In this episode we talk to Addy. Addy is mom to four beautiful children, three of them with her, and "a daughter in Heaven," as she puts it. Addy shares the joy she finds in being a mom to her children as well as the grief she continues to experience after her third daughter passed away at 24 days old. Addy discusses the emotions and support she experienced through her pregnancy with her third daughter and the impact her daughter's short life continues to have on her and her family. CW: Infant loss, Trisomy 18Addy's BlogHope Mommies
84 minutes | Jan 7, 2020
Erika-The Best Worst Pivotal Moment
In this episode we talk with Erika Modrak, the author of Resistant: A World Divided. Erika wanted to be a bestselling author since the age of nine but focused on gymnastics for most of her childhood. When she broke both arms, her Olympic dreams were shattered, but the characters of Cat and Wren, the main characters in her recently released novel were born. We talk with Erika about the twists and turns her life took after she had to give up gymnastics and how she finally realized her dream of publishing a book. Also, a bonus segment: our arbitrary January fresh starts.
54 minutes | Dec 27, 2019
The Expectations and the Reality of New Year's Eve
In this bonus episode, we share the expectations we held for New Year's Eve vs the reality that is actually New Year's Eve. Our discussion ranges from taffeta to Times Square, casinos to falling asleep on the couch before midnight, bold romantic gestures (that NEVER happened), and more. We thought this would be a mini episode, but we had so much fun talking about our New Year's Eve experiences that it ended up being about as long as a regular episode!
84 minutes | Dec 10, 2019
Kate-Serving With Her Whole Life
In this episode we talk to Kate, who serves on staff with the campus ministry Intervarsity, and operates DC Justice Tours, walking tours devoted to sharing lesser known pieces of Washington DC's history. Kate is also a mother, a wife, and a scholar committed to serving all those around her. We also discuss a 12 year old's struggle with stage makeup, the Mr. Rogers movie, the book Raising Good Humans, mindfulness, and Erika Modrak's book Resistant: A World Divided.
48 minutes | Nov 26, 2019
Marcia McConnell: A Cell Biologist Does Yoga
In this episode we talk to Marcia, a mom of two who never expected to live her life in Nebraska. Marcia shares the story of how and why she went from a cell biologist in Northern Virginia to a business owner in Nebraska. Also: the perpetual sharing of viruses, sparking joy through movies of our youth, and going to concerts.
86 minutes | Nov 12, 2019
Shayleen: Complex Relationships
In this episode, we interview Gracie's first college roommate, Shayleen. Shayleen opens up and discusses everything from her mother's unexpected death, to placing her daughter with a loving family in an open adoption, to her experiences during protests, to breaking into a gas chamber at a concentration camp.Content Warning: the Holocaust, domestic violence, parental loss Also: the HVAC guy, the joy of being together, and Dolly Parton's America
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