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Extraordinary Moms Podcast

An interview podcast where different moms share their motherhood journeys and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

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Re-launch of Ralphie Jacobs Positive Parenting from Simply on Purpose

If you need a dose of positive parenting, actionable parenting tips, and perspective, Ralphie is your gal. I’m going to her parenting workshop this Saturday, so she’s been on my mind and I wanted you to easily find this episode if you haven’t already listened. Enjoy! Show Notes: Follow Ralphie on Instagram Connect with Jessica: Instagram//Facebook//Email: jessica@extraordinarymomspodcast.com

25 Apr 2018

Rank #1

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Episode 138: Motherhood as a Widow with Brittany Price

After becoming a widow in her mid-20’s, Brittany Price was left as a single parent to three little boys. Today, Brittany opens up about what it’s like to lose a spouse and then find your new normal. We discuss grieving while having to show up for your kids and she also gives an update about her life lately, including a recent surprise she just shared with her followers! Her faith and perspective are unlike anything I’ve ever seen. You’re going to love getting to know Brittany! Show Notes: Connect with Brittany on FB or Instagram Her website You can download her album for FREE HERE! Connect with Jessica: Instagram//Facebook//Email: jessica@extraordinarymomspodcast.com

6 Jun 2017

Rank #2

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Post-Partum Anxiety with Anne Johnson (Episode 64)

This was such a great chat with Anne Johnson, who shared very openly about her struggle with post-partum anxiety. I know this is a topic so many of you can relate to, so I wanted to re-launch it!


29 Dec 2017

Rank #3

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Episode 210: Finding Meaning in the Hard Times with Natalie Norton

Today my guest is Natalie Norton, and if she’s not already on your radar,  you will be glad she is after this. Natalie is a wise soul who imparts so much wisdom with those she shares her story with. Today we are talking about facing trial after trial in her own life, the lesson that’s taken her the longest to learn, how she intentionally parents her sons, and the word that I say that is holding me back from accepting where I am at this moment. It’s a profound conversation on motherhood and she was such a joy to speak with. Enjoy! Show Notes: Connect with Natalie on Instagram Connect with Jessica: Instagram//Facebook//Email: jessica@extraordinarymomspodcast.com This Show was Sponsored by: Don’t let the difficulty of getting to the gym keep you from working out! Daily Burn is an awesome online resource for people to access thousands of videos online. Featuring videos in a wide range of length and styles, and catering to every athletic level. I love the convenience and the variety on Daily Burn. Not only that, they offer a live workout class every morning. So if you’re in a workout rut, give Daily Burn a try. Get a FREE 60-DAY Trial by going to: www.dailyburn.com/emp/ And… Ora Organic is your place for high quality, nutritious supplements. Check out www.ora.organic and use the code EMP for 15% off your first order. Connect with Jessica: Instagram//Facebook//Email: jessica@extraordinarymomspodcast.com

20 Feb 2018

Rank #4

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Episode 162: Talking Teenagers and Devotionals with Sophie Hudson

Friends, today’s episode was a true delight for me. Sophie Hudson has been someone I have admired from a far for quite some time. Not only is she a very accomplished Christian writer, but she’s also an extraordinary mom of one, she has the best Southern drawl, and generally just a hilarious person. Today we chat about her new devotional for young girls, how she is able to connect with teenagers, and her history with podcasting with best friend, Melanie Shankle. Hope you enjoy this as much as I did and go check out her new book! Show Notes: Follow Sophie on Instagram or on her blog Check out her new devotional “All in All“ Listen to her Podcast the Big Boo Cast Connect with Jessica: Instagram//Facebook//Email: jessica@extraordinarymomspodcast.com

29 Aug 2017

Rank #5

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Episode 129: My Current Favorite Podcasts

You know I love podcasts… that goes without saying. But I’ve gone through waves of what I listen to. So here are a few of my very favorites in my queue lately. You can find all of these by searching for them in iTunes, but if there’s a website I will link to that below. What are your favorites: Awesome with Alison: Every episode I am blown away by Alison’s vulnerability and value. I especially love Episode 5 where she shares “Top 5 Lessons Learned in 2016”. So good. The most recent one about money is really good too! Making Oprah: So fascinating! I’m such an Oprah fan, so learning more about how the Oprah Show got started blew my mind! She’s so inspiring and this podcast is really well done. It’s only a few episodes, so it’d be a great for a road trip! The Big Boo Cast: Melanie Shankle and Sophie Hudson are hilarious friends and Christian writers who literally just let us in on their phone conversations. They can talk about knee high stockings or the newest face mask they are trying out and it’s just delightful. Not for everyone, but it’s definitely for me. The Popcast: Jamie Golden and Knox McCoy host this hilarious show. I love it because it makes you feel like what they are talking about is REALLY important. Jamie is sooooo funny and it’s a little edgy but completely clean which makes it a safe bet in the car with little ones. You’ll love it. Start with the Bachelor Preview 2017 episode. The Lively Show: Jess Lively is one of my podcasting inspirations. The first half of her episodes are interviews with creative entrepreneurs and since she’s been on her trip around the world, she’s done more solo episodes and has been really introspective about life. I have loved every episode. Start with Erin Loechner’s episodes 184 and 185. She’s so amazing talking to Jess. The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey: I have listened to every single episode and I’ve loved them all so it’s hard to even know where to tell you to start. But I guess you could start with: 42 and 43 with Emily Lex, 72 with Rachel Hollis, and 134 with Tsh Oxenreider. I love her themes of friendship, faith, and vulnerability. She initially started by just interviewing friends (and she has some really amazing friends), but recently has gotten some bigger names. It’s light-hearted and inspiring girl talk. I would say this is my absolute favorite. How I Built This?: Start with Kate Spade and Patagonia. This show chronicles how big businesses got their start. It’s fascinating hearing from the founders and learning how they started with nothing, not paying themselves, not having people call them back… and then boom! Look at them now! So interesting! Coffee and Crumbs: Love this podcast, originating from the popular motherhood blog. Lesley Miller hosts the show, and you might remember her from being on my show on Episode 14. Each episode, she chats with other Coffee and Crumbs contributors to talk about all things motherhood. My favorite episode so far was Episode 24 about marriage. They were so open and honest, and it was a really valuable conversation to hear. They writers on the blog also just published a book that has gotten rave reviews. Congrats, ladies! Power of Moms: Love the range of topics that they cover on this podcast. Pick around based upon your current season and you won’t be disappointed in the content. April and Saren’s passion for motherhood is evident and you’ll feel more empowered that you are doing a great job too. Off Camera with Sam Jones: Love these interviews with celebs. It’s more than just pop culture. They talk about their upbringing, how they got to where they are, what they think about their work product and more. So interesting. Loved the ones with Dax Sheperd, Kristin Bell, Mindy Kahling, and Olivia Wilde. The Life Coach School: Brooke Castillo has such a great way of explaining how the mind works and in every episode, she gives you tangible steps to improve your life and be mindful of the way you think. I’ve been so inspired by her work. And again, you can pick and choose the topics that are meaningful to you. Connect with Jessica: Instagram//Facebook

5 May 2017

Rank #6

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Episode 253: What’s Your Brand of Motherhood? with Alison Faulkner

Alison Faulkner is the branding queen, as she helps other businesses to find their WHY, own their personal brand message, and share it with the world! Today we are not only sharing about some of the work she does, including the re-launch of her incredible Audio Courses, about working with Brands and Influencers, but we also talk about how motherhood has shifted for her since getting hit by a car in December. We also talk about investing in yourself and not shying away from change. So just a few light topics:) Enjoy, the Alison Show! Show Notes:  If you are a business, check out Alison’s INCREDIBLE Audio Courses Be sure to follow her on Instagram Connect with Jessica: Instagram//Facebook//Email: jessica@extraordinarymomspodcast.com

20 Jul 2018

Rank #7

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Episode 137: Sleep Training with Expert Janey Reilly

So many of you have contacted me telling me about sleep issues with your babies and kids. You are not alone! It’s such a hard part of motherhood. I’m no expert, so I decided to call in the big guns. Janey Reilly of Wee Sleep is a sleep expert and she’s here today to share with us how she started her sleep consulting business, tips for starting to sleep train your baby, how to break bad habits, and help with bedtime routines. She’s a sleep magician! Not only that, she is so generous that she wants to give away a customized sleep consultation for one lucky winner ($249 value!). Head over to my Instagram for details! Connect with Jessica: Instagram//Facebook//Email: jessica@extraordinarymomspodcast.com

2 Jun 2017

Rank #8

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Episode 38: Are you an Angry Mom? with Natalie Hixson

Today my guest is Natalie Hixson. As a mom that struggled with destructive anger herself, Natalie now coaches moms on how to solve their own issues surrounding anger. We’re chatting about that journey for her, tips for how YOU can address your own anger, and how we can help our kids deal with their own anger. Anger and lack of patience can be a huge source of shame for moms, so my hope is that you’ll feel less alone and have some tools to address this problem. Show Notes: www.nataliehixson.com www.instagram.com/nataliehixson www.facebook.com/natailehixson This Show is Sponsored by:  Literati Books is an incredible book subscription for kids. You get 5 high quality books each month, targeted to your child’s age. You guys, Austin LOVED getting his box. We have really enjoyed getting introduced to new literature, and any books we didn’t want to purchase, we just sent back. Easy as that! When you go to www.literatibooks.com and use promo code EMOMS you can get $20 off your FIRST BOX. Plus, kids THREE and up get a special blacklight pen. This makes a fantastic gift idea for kids that are hard to buy for!


22 Oct 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 39: How to Live When Fighting for Your Life with WhittLee Hamblin

Today my guest is a cancer warrior, WhittLee Hamblin. After a trying time helping her husband through a major medical trial, she found out that she herself had Stage 4 Colon cancer. She’s a mom of three little girls and this episode is the story of her motherhood journey and her perspective on life post-cancer diagnosis. She’s incredible and while you’ll need your tissues for this one, you’ll end it feeling a resolve to show up for those you love and live with more gratitude. Show Notes: www.instagram.com/whittlee www.facebooke.com/whittleehamblin Inspired Home Podcast Go Fund Me for the Hamblin Family


29 Oct 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 192: Giving Dayton Legs with Sherrine Hayward

Today’s interview is incredible, featuring my new friend Sherrine Hayward. Although she is most often known as “Dayton’s Mom”, she is a mom of six and today’s she’s sharing her motherhood journey, about what it’s been like to raise a child with severe special needs and to include him in every aspect of their family. Her perspective and wisdom are remarkable and it was a true pleasure to talk to Sherrine. Show Notes: Check out the video featuring Dayton: “Dayton’s Legs“ Friend Dayton on Facebook! Sponsored by: StoryWorth StoryWorth is an incredible company who focuses on helping you document family history and stories. You can buy a subscription for yourself (or this makes a GREAT gift!) and you will receive weekly prompts to questions. Over the year, the responses are compiled into a beautiful book that can be enjoyed for years to come. Especially around the holidays, give the gift of family! And you can receive $20 off when you use this link! Whether you are looking to print a new family photo for your wall or give a meaningful holiday gift, Canvas People prints are your go-to resource for well-made, vibrant canvas prints. If you use my code: ExtraMom, you can get a FREE 11×14 print. You have nothing to lose! Thank you, Canvas People for sponsoring the podcast. Connect with Jessica: Instagram//Facebook//Email: jessica@extraordinarymomspodcast.com

12 Dec 2017

Rank #11

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Episode 288: Planning for your Life with Emily Ley

My guest today is the incredible Emily Ley, founder of the Simplified Planner, mom of three, and organizing inspiration! We’re chatting about early motherhood for her, and how she knew she needed to make a change in her life in order to save herself, her health, and her sanity. She also has a new book called “When Less Becomes More.” Show Notes: www.emilyley.com and www.emilyley.com/books This Show is Sponsored by: Imperfect Foods is the ONLY food delivery service that buys the perfectly nutritious and delicious foods grocery stores won’t sell and delivers them to you at a discount so you can save money AND help reduce food waste. Start saving time, saving money, and saving waste RIGHT NOW – because when you go to Imperfectfoods.com/EEP now through February 16th you’ll get $10 off your next FOUR orders — that’s a total of FORTY DOLLARS OFF! Use code EEP at checkout! And… Fab Fit Fun is a seasonal subscription box, which delivers 8-10 full-sized products to your doorstep and it’s just too fun! It’s the perfect way to treat yourself and try new brands, and feel great that you are paying a fraction of the cost for over $200 worth of product. For $10 off your box (making it $39.99), go to www.fabfitfun.com and use code EMP at checkout!

21 Jan 2020

Rank #12

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Episode 197: Online Safety and Having “the Talk” with Dina Alexander

Today I’m chatting with Dina Alexander, the mom who GOES THERE! She is helping moms everywhere to become more educated about how to tackle tough topics with their kids (like sex, body image, online safety, etc…). It’s a very informative conversation and I love her confidence in approaching these topics. Show Notes: Check out Educate Empower Kids website or on Facebook Check out Dina’s books: 30 Days of Sex Talks and Noah’s New Phone Connect with Jessica: Instagram//Facebook//Email: jessica@extraordinarymomspodcast.com

5 Jan 2018

Rank #13

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Episode 12: Approaching Life and Motherhood with Gentleness with Caitlin Connolly

My guest today is the talented Caitlin Connolly. Caitlin is an amazing artist, and mom of twins! She shares with me today about her journey with infertility, IVF, having her twins, and pursuing her artistic passion. She shares a lot about approaching transitions with gentleness and it’s a message I for sure needed to hear. She’s amazing you’re going to love going deeper with Caitlin today! Show Notes: Follow her on Instagram or on her website This Show is sponsored by… Care/Of is a vitamin and supplement subscription service that will make taking care of your nutrition just a little easier. And what I love is their simple online quiz to help identify areas of deficiency for you, and they give you customized daily packets with supplements to take. So amazing. To get 50% off your first month of vitamins go to: TakeCareOf.com and enter code EEP50.

19 Mar 2019

Rank #14

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Episode 218: Raising Boys, Prioritizing Values, and Creating New Habits with Merrick White

This was my first time speaking with Merrick White, of Merrick’s Art, and her joy is simply contagious! We talked about all the things: Blogging, raising boys, finding the motivation to replace bad habits and the quote that changed the trajectory of her year. Such a fun and rich conversation with someone I’ve grown to really admire online. Show Notes: Follow Merrick on Instagram because she has the cutest fashion And her blog is here You can listen to her sister Janssen’s episode here Connect with Jessica: Instagram//Facebook//Email: jessica@extraordinarymomspodcast.com Thanks to our Sponsors: Looking for a new mattress? Try out Casper and get $50 select mattresses by going to www.casper.com/emp and use promo code EMP and Want access to thousands of yoga videos of all levels? Don’t have time to get to a yoga studio? Looking for an affordable way to practice yoga? YogaGlo is your solution. I have loved using YogaGlo for my at home yoga workouts. I love the variety, I love doing yoga for my workout, and also for relaxation. And YogaGlo wants to give my listeners a two week trial for FREE! Go to www.yogaglo.com/emp/ for 2 weeks free!

20 Mar 2018

Rank #15

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Episode 19: Emotion Coaching with Georgia Anderson

My guest today is the amazing Georgia Anderson of Know How Mom! She’s incredible! Her wisdom, her life experience after raising 4 children and blending her family with 3 step-children, and just the light she shares… this conversation is incredible. She helps me with one of my children who has “big emotions”, we talk about how she navigated her life through a divorce, and so much more. Show Notes: Check Georgia out:Website: knowhowmom.comWorkshops and Travel:  https://knowhowmom.com/workshopsJoin the email list: https://knowhowmom.com/subscribeBuddy Quest and Texting Challenges (coming early June)  https://knowhowmom.com/storeInstagram: @knowhowmomtipsFacebook: Know How MomThis Show is Sponsored by… Blume is providing you a clean and safe option for your deodorant. Their products are perfect for your teen daughters, making their transition into womanhood a little easier. and… Wander Beauty is helping busy moms everywhere to simplify their beauty routine. I love their selection of products and the ease with which I’m able to use them. and… Green Chef is the answer for busy moms who prioritize putting a healthy dinner on the table for their family. It’s a meal delivery service that customizes its meals for every dietary need and YOU don’t have to go grocery shopping. To get $50 off your first box go to www.greenchef.us/EMP.

7 May 2019

Rank #16

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Episode 142: Losing Sweet Afton with Lindsay Ostrom of Pinch of Yum

Today I’m bringing you a moving episode with Lindsay Ostrom, of Pinch of Yum. Five months ago, Lindsay went into pre-term labor and delivered her first son, Afton, at 24 weeks. He lived 15 hours. But those 15 hours made her a mom and today, she’s going to share her story and how life has unfolded since experiencing the unimaginable. It’s a hard topic to cover, but for anyone who has lost a child or loved one, I’m sure this episode will be cathartic to hear someone who has felt what you feel. So powerful. Show Notes:  Check out Lindsay’s blog Pinch of Yum Connect with Lindsay on Instagram on her cooking feed or personal feed Her Magic Green Sauce Her famous Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies Connect with Jessica: Instagram//Facebook//Email: jessica@extraordinarymomspodcast.com

20 Jun 2017

Rank #17

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Episode 243: Losing His Wife and Loving Again with Daniel Brooker

Happy Father’s Day to all the incredible dads out there. Today, we are hearing from an Extraordinary Dad, Daniel Brooker. You might remember his now wife, Brittany Price, from episode 138, where she shared about becoming a widow, enduring that difficult time, and then finding love again. Well, Daniel was her love at the end of that difficult road, and ironically enough, he had travelled a similar path. Today we are talking about adoption, losing his wife, grief, and also finding great love again in Brittany. Blending families is not easy, but I admire how he shares candidly about the way he views step-parenting and the importance of dating. It’s a must listen, as it will offer a different perspective into loss. He’s really extraordinary! Show Notes: Follow Daniel and Brittany on Instagram to see their beautiful family Connect with Jessica: Instagram//Facebook// Email jessica@extraordinarymomspodcast.com

15 Jun 2018

Rank #18