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Tune into All Our Little Messes for an uplifting journey around everyday messes, from the personal to the political. Each episode explores one tiny mess through the honest stories of real people, to build hope and community. We know life is hard. We know it can be lonely. And it can be the loneliest for people who find themselves breaking toxic family cycles, processing religious trauma, or experiencing mental health problems. I believe that it doesn't have to be this way. We don't have to be alone anymore. Join our growing community of survivors as we go on a journey of healing together. 
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Have you ever felt like motherhood demands your entire being, leaving little room for the woman you were before? It's time we redefine what it means to be a mother without losing ourselves in the process. On today's episode of All Our Little Messes, I peel back the layers of parental expectation and share why carving out space for self-care is not just a luxury, but a necessity. We'll journey together through the complexities of finding purpose, even in the minutiae of everyday parenting chal...
Ever wondered how your morning smoothie or your night's sleep could influence your therapy sessions? Keri Cooper, an expert in holistic psychotherapy, joins us to uncover the profound connection between our daily habits and our mental health. From balancing blood sugar and leveraging the power of vitamin D, to embracing pharmaceuticals without shame, we navigate the delicate dance of combining holistic practices with Western medicine. Our conversation promises to offer insights that could tra...
Navigating the tumultuous waters of parenting, I invite you on an exploration of the transformative power that comes with the arrival of new life. Following a period of personal upheaval due to pregnancy complications, my world was forever altered by the birth of my daughter. As you join me in this episode, you'll witness my candid confessionals about shifting from a rigid authoritarian stance to embracing a parenting style that breathes with gentle authority. It's a journey laden with reflec...
Do you ever find yourself wrestling with the guilt of leaving your little ones to go to work? As Christian mothers, we are often conflicted between the demands of motherhood and the necessity to earn a living. But what if I told you that you're not alone in this struggle? This episode aims to explore and debunk the harmful narratives that shame working mothers, challenging the traditional gender roles often perpetuated by social media influencers. Using Proverbs 31 as our guide, we'll focus o...
You ever wonder how a book can drastically impact one's life? Join me as I recount my personal journey with the controversial book 'How to Train Up a Child'. This exploration dives head-first into the realm of corporal punishment and the cultural acceptance found among some Christian and Catholic households. Discover how the evolution of this book through its various editions echoes society's shifting mindset towards child discipline. More importantly, hear about the moment I realized that I ...
Ever felt trapped in a web of repetitive patterns that seem to haunt your family? The ones that you swore you wouldn't repeat, yet find yourself unconsciously mirroring? You are not alone. We're taking a brave expedition into the heart of generational curses - the invisible shackles that bind us to our family's past mistakes and struggles. It's a difficult and emotionally fraught journey, one that often invites criticism and resistance from the older generation. Yet, it's a journey that the m...
What if the sexual dynamics of your marriage were fundamentally flawed? Would you be brave enough to confront the issue and find a better path? Join us as we unmask the damaging concept of obligation sex in Christian and Catholic marriages, a mindset rooted deeply in purity culture that pressures women into being sexual commodities.We're not here to point fingers, but to challenge norms and initiate change. We explore the controversial interpretation of 1 Corinthians 7:5 and how it’s been man...
Ever been told that submission in marriage means blind obedience and servitude? I once bought into this narrative, feeling stifled, unheard, and misrepresented in my marriage. But that's not the true biblical definition of submission. Join me as I debunk this myth, drawing from both personal experiences and the teachings I grew up with. We'll journey together through Ephesians 5:21-25, challenging the distorted narratives often plastered on Christian marriage platforms. Plus, I'll take a mome...
Ever felt crushed beneath the weight of unrealistic expectations? Have you been caught up in the dichotomy of being 'sexy' without being 'sexual', of embodying 'feminine features' without flaunting them? Welcome back to All Our Little Messes, where today we're unpacking the burdensome impact of purity culture on women, especially in Christian and Catholic societies. Recounting personal experiences, we shed light on the suffocating standards of modesty and elegance imposed on us, along with th...
Did you know that the language we use, or neglect to use, to educate our children about their bodies can directly affect the safety of our young ones? It was a harsh lesson learned through a sobering story of a young girl who suffered prolonged abuse, a situation that could have been detected earlier had she known the proper names for her anatomy. In this episode of All Our Little Messes, we challenge the dangerous implications of purity culture on sex education and confront the negligence of...
Ever wondered how purity culture, a phenomenon that traces its roots back to the Victorian era, continues to influence society and women's sexuality today? Join me as we pull back the curtains on this complex and shadowed aspect of our society. We'll trace back its origins, from the Victorian era's suppression of female sexuality, to the advent of abstinence-based purity culture that emerged in reaction to the sexual revolution of the 1960s. We'll critically examine the roles of the White Cro...
Depression, much like the weather, can be unpredictable and devastating. But unlike the weather, we often choose not to discuss it openly, especially when it comes to postpartum depression. This installment of All Our Little Messes is about shining light on this often neglected issue. Our guest, Katelyn, a respected parent educator and brave mother, opens up about her personal experiences with postpartum and clinical depression to help us understand the importance of breaking the silence.&nbs...
Motherhood can be a rollercoaster – moments of joy intertwined with instances of self-doubt, guilt, and pressure. We've all been there, right? Grab your tea and cozy up - let's talk about it. In this heart-to-heart episode of All Our Little Messes, we're challenging the cookie-cutter image of 'perfect mom' and embracing the beautiful mess that motherhood can sometimes be.Ever felt like you're wearing too many hats? As a mom, a wife, an employee - the expectations can often feel overwhelming. ...
When I first became a mother, I remember feeling like an island - alone and isolated. But then I met mothers like Danika Norman, a mother of three and founder of Victory Mamas, who took a simple idea of starting a mom's group and turned it into a thriving business. Today, Danika and I are going to share stories, experiences, and insights about motherhood, and the crucial role of community in navigating these early years.We'll explore the stark contrast between the nurturing communal structure...
Ready to change the dynamics at home with effective discipline strategies? We promise this episode will be a game-changer. We're breaking down the essence of discipline, revealing how it's not about punishment, but rather, a tool to shape behavior and foster connection. Don't miss our hands-on strategies, such as how to redirect a teething one-year-old who can't stop biting. As we go further, expect to find invaluable tips to avoid power struggles, creating a harmonious family environmen...
Opening your Bible to interpret the scripture can take you on a remarkable journey. But what happens when well-meaning advice like "spare the rod, spoil the child" gets lost in translation? We're on a mission to shed light on biblical parenting, giving it the deep dive it truly deserves. We tackle the origins of the phrase "spare the rod" and tear down misconceptions about its meaning. Get ready to unlearn what you know about the 'rod' in the Bible as we reveal the true meaning of the wo...
This episode I go deep into the history of corporal punishment and it's acceptance by society. I rant a LOT about children's rights to dignity and how we need to push for our children to be seen as more than just property to be controlled. I talk about some of the first recorded instances of historical figures speaking out against corporal punishment and also go into the roots of the laws surrounding the legality of corporal punishment. Support the Show.If you like this show and believe ...
Hi Guys! Welcome to our first episode in a series on gentle parenting and also, our first episode ever! In this episode, I go over the how's and why we chose to adopt authoritative/gentle parenting. I'd also like to know your thoughts on this episode so leave a comment below.Links to books mentioned:⁠https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/034554806X/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1⁠⁠https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0553386697/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1⁠Su...
Welcome to All Our Little Messes!! This podcast trailer gives you a brief look into what we'll be discussing over the lifetime of the podcast. I know that I've struggled with feeling alone while deconstructing beliefs and habits from childhood. Breaking generational curses is a lonely life but it shouldn't be that way. My goal is to help you connect with other moms and/or people who've struggled to build a community around the strength we've created.Support the Show.If you like this show and ...
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