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Momnesia

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A podcast for moms where we share the stories we want to remember and the ones we wish we could forget.

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A podcast for moms where we share the stories we want to remember and the ones we wish we could forget.

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Julie and Sarah are my jam!

By Ol_Jay_Bee - Sep 30 2019
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Moms will love it, and non-moms (like me) will dig it too! Great job, Julie and Sarah!

Awesome!

By PixieKramer - Sep 30 2019
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Love this podcast and love the hosts!

iTunes Ratings

131 Ratings
Average Ratings
129
2
0
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Julie and Sarah are my jam!

By Ol_Jay_Bee - Sep 30 2019
Read more
Moms will love it, and non-moms (like me) will dig it too! Great job, Julie and Sarah!

Awesome!

By PixieKramer - Sep 30 2019
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Love this podcast and love the hosts!

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Momnesia

Latest release on Dec 01, 2020

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Rank #1: A Glass Half Full Kind Of Gal

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Hello, Momnesia land! In this week’s catch up, Sarah shares about celebrating her 18th wedding anniversary with Jeff. (Mazel tov, friends!) They started the summer with a romantic getaway, but still wanted to do something special on the day of their anniversary. While drinking coffee at Cafe Patachou, they began dreaming about how they would like to spend their 20th anniversary together. All this anniversary talk reminds Julie about the year she and Colin celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary in Uganda and Rwanda.  While going on safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, they made a memory together that they will never forget...even if they wanted to! 

Today’s guest is Kate Bolt, dear friend and former college roommate of Julie; Holland, Michigan native; and owner of Living Lark, a food and lifestyle company. Kate is a recipe writer who loves to eat. A few years ago, she got tired of ignoring her creative side and wrote down 100 of her original recipes -- recipes for the home cook who has ignored being creative in the kitchen and longs to slow down and enjoy more life and time at home. She is married to Dan and they have three young kids: Jack, Willem, and Vivian. They love living on the coast of Lake Michigan and going on a LARK together.  We are excited to celebrate with Kate as she gets ready to publish her first cookbook this November! 

Please support Kate by following her on social media and signing up for the Lark newsletter on her website. 

Lark by Kate Bolt - https://www.livinglark.com/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/livinglark

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/livinglark

Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/larkbykatebolt

If you want to learn more about Brain Spotting, check out this quick video

Make sure to follow our social media posts this week on Facebook and Instagram as we share a few Living Lark recipes, Kate’s poetry, and of course, a giveaway contest to win a copy of Kate’s new cookbook! Also, make sure to subscribe, rate and review the Momnesia Podcast on Apple Podcasts. 

xoxo - Julie & Sarah

Oct 28 2019

55mins

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Rank #2: They Don't Need A Different Version of Me

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On today’s pod, Sarah and Julie sit down to chat with Christina Smith. Be forewarned - you are going to need some tissues nearby for this episode. It’s a doozy. Christina Smith has been a licensed mental heath therapist for almost 20 years. Christina considers it an honor to do the work of journeying through past and present pain with clients seeking to heal from trauma, loss, depression, and anxiety. Christina has experienced her own journey of loss and struggle. Her desire is that through her vulnerability, others will find hope for healing and will know they they are not alone. Christina is actively involved in her church community, volunteers regularly at her sons’ schools, and works to increase community connections throughout her neighborhood. Christina has been married to her husband, David, for 20 years. He also happens to be a therapist. They love taking walks, talking about life, and dreaming together.

Dec 17 2018

1hr 40mins

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Rank #3: You Can't Do Anything to Push Me Away

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Momnesia friends, we want to give you a quick heads up. In this week’s catch up, we talk about some heavy subjects surrounding suicide and the death of a loved one. If you would prefer to bypass this particular discussion, please skip ahead to 15:47. 

Julie continues to reflect on the experience she shared with her daughter at Dear Evan Hansen; particularly, how suicide can have such a devastating effect on families, especially when family members are at odds with the person who took their own life. We debate whether or not Julie is in fact the STRICTEST parent ever; and if she is, should this be worn as a badge of honor? If she provides Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream for her daughter, she can’t be all that bad. 

We mourn with Sarah in the loss of her Sito (Arabic for grandmother), and celebrate her life and their close relationship. She talks about what it feels like to live in the “thin place”, the space where heaven touches earth, when she is closely tuned in to her emotions, feelings, and ultimately, the Holy Spirit’s prompting. 

Today’s guest is no stranger to the thin place. Molly Huffman is a mess-cleaner and toddler-wrangler by day, but a writer, speaker, and Bible-studier at heart.  Her unique experiences with grief and loss have shaped her love of Christ and His words, and have birthed a desire in her to comfort and encourage others with Scripture.  She and her family live in Morehead, Kentucky, and they will tell you if you want any of the popcorn, don’t share a bowl with Molly.

Make sure to follow Molly on social media! 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/molly.mccrackenmonroe

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/molhuff

Website - https://mollyhuffman.com/

If you love the Momnesia Podcast, please make sure to SUBSCRIBE, RATE and REVIEW us on Apple Podcasts. We would be ever so grateful! 

Join our Momnesia Community on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MomnesiaPodcast

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Xoxo - Julie & Sarah

Nov 25 2019

44mins

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Rank #4: Throw Things in a Bag and Get There

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On today’s episode, Sarah and Julie chat with Kimberly Majeski - scholar, storyteller, activist and of course, mama! As a radio personality, conference speaker, Bible teacher, and pastor, Kimberly captivates audiences with her ability to exposit Biblical truths through storytelling that is engaging, transparent and uplifting. We get to experience a bit of her storytelling and Southern charm today, as she shares her journey of becoming a mother through domestic adoption.

To learn more about Kimberly, check out her website http://www.kimberlymajeski.com.

Learn more about Stripped Love, Kimberly’s non-profit organization that empowers women in sex trade to walk out of fear and into love.

Nov 02 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #5: I Think The Word Is Desperate

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In this week’s catch up, Sarah shares about some of her recent gigs - Indianapolis Airport (best one in the nation, baby!) for the Indy Jazz Fest; When Country Went Pop at the Boone County Flavor Fest; and closing out the weekend with a private event at Newfields. Julie shares about a special trip with her daughter to see the Broadway show Dear Evan Hansen. But as we all know, there is always a story behind the photo. Join us on the pod to get the whole scoop!

Today’s guest is Jen Petro. Jen's a mama of three who runs on beef jerky, naps, and kombucha. She lives in Fishers, Indiana, with her husband, Paul, and their kidlets. Jen's a full-on word nerd who creates content for businesses big and small. Her company, DropLeaf Communications, dishes up big-hearted marketing services for clients who want to make the world a better place. And she's also super passionate about encouraging and equipping women to grow thriving businesses of their own. She likes her music loud, baths hot, and books long. 

Jen shares candidly about a dark period of time in the life of her family when her husband was diagnosed with both cancer and depression. And while it may seem like cancer would be the heavier diagnosis of the two, it was the depression that had her living in a fog for years. Part of Paul’s journey involved counseling and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which turned the Petros into evangelists for this particular treatment. If you or a loved one has struggled with depression, we hope that this episode resonates with you and gives you hope. You are not alone!

Please make sure to subscribe, rate and review our podcast. Your reviews help new listeners find us on Apple Podcasts. Thank you!

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xoxo - Julie & Sarah

Nov 11 2019

53mins

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Rank #6: Moms Edition

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In this week’s catch up, Sarah recommends her recent binge-worthy show on Netflix, Ozark. Our fave, Jason Bateman, is not only the main character in this dark show, but also the Director. He recently won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series. If you haven’t seen the show, you may have seen his reaction to winning the Emmy floating around on social media. We love you Jason! Let us know if you want to be on the pod! 

Julie had to take a break from serial killers and true crime podcasts (we’re looking at you Crime Junkie and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile) in order to lighten her mood. John Mulaney’s standup on Netflix was the perfect pick me up. If you haven’t checked out his three comedy specials (Kid Gorgeous, The Comeback Kid, and New In Town), you totally should. Just don’t do it while you are driving on the freeway and laughing so hard that you are crying and possibly get in a car wreck.  

We could not be more excited to introduce you to our guests today - our very own MOMS - Debbie Sebastian, Candy Short, Marlene Scharbrough, and Tammy McLaughlin. They indulged us by coming into the studio to share some stories from their own motherhood journey, ones they want to remember and ones they wish they could forget. 

Debbie Sebastian (Julie’s Mom) is a retired educator, stay at home mom, and pastor’s wife. She now spends her time caring for four grandkids in Indiana and Tennessee, traveling with her hubby of 48 years, and volunteering at the Madison County Literacy Coalition.  

Candy Short (Julie’s Mother-in-law) is also a recently retired educator, former working mom, and Mimi to two grandkids and two grand-doggies. Candy worked for 40 years as an elementary school teacher and principal in the Anderson Community Schools and Greenfield Central School districts. She continues to volunteer in these two school districts, various educational foundations, her church, and as the official E-Learning Day teacher for Matthew and Mary Kate (well, she shares this roll with Debbie.) . 

Marlene Scharbrough (Sarah’s Mom) is living proof that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. She and her husband of 42 years, Bill, have instilled their love of music into all three of their children. Marlene has served as a minister of music, a music and piano teacher, and an accompanist on the piano and organ throughout her career. One of her greatest joys has been playing in the weddings of her students. And of course, being grandma to all nine of her grandchildren! 

Tammy McLaughlin (Sarah’s Mother-in-law) has worked in a variety of settings, from nursing homes and in-home care, to start-ups and higher education. This momma completed her college degree while working part-time, and graduated alongside her youngest son. She also has nine grandchildren and loves being their Mimi! 

Make sure to follow our social media posts this week on Facebook and Instagram as we share photos from the past. Also, make sure to subscribe, rate and review the Momnesia Podcast on Apple Podcasts!  

xoxo - Julie & Sarah

Oct 14 2019

1hr 20mins

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Rank #7: I'm Not On the Front Row Anymore

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In this week’s catch up, Sarah shares about a unique and powerful experience she shared with her mom performing with SongShape, a program of The Resonance Initiative. The SongShape Chorus uses the power of singing to encourage people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia – as well as their care partners – to create something unique, engage in community life, and rediscover the fullness of what life with dementia and Alzheimer’s can be. 

Julie reports back on her trip to Denver where she participated in an Enneagram workshop hosted by The Narrative Enneagram. The Narrative Tradition offers an interactive exploration of the Enneagram through inquiry with panelists who share their personal stories and insights. Tune in to hear about this rich experience and how Julie continues to wrestle with the wisdom and insight she gained over the weekend. 

Today’s guest is Suze Fair. Suze wears a lot of hats. She’s a pastor, a creative, and a professional. In her career she has worked in higher education, the marketplace, and the church. Wherever she is, she is passionate about making sure the Good News of Jesus is being shared.  

Currently, Suze is the Chief Culture Officer for a community bank in Northern Indiana. She also enjoys writing & speaking about the journey of faith the Lord has invited her on (both professionally and personally).  

Married for 30 + years to Kelly and they are the parents (adoptive and bio) of 3 (mostly) grown children. Suze is involved in her community, passionate about the Arts & their redemptive potential, and trying daily to figure out how to be a Good Neighbor. She also drinks way too much coffee and is tempted to daily to run away to the beach (but that’s a story for another day).

Please make sure to subscribe, rate and review our podcast. Your reviews help new listeners find us on Apple Podcasts. Thank you!

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xoxo - Julie & Sarah

Dec 09 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #8: Show Up

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In today’s episode, Sarah and Julie sit down for a chat with Tamar Sternfeld. Tamar lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with her husband, Scott, and three children. Tamar has dedicated her life to her family and Jewish Communal Work. Her Jewish faith gives her great passion and informs the work she's doing in her community. Her life and remarkable story reminds us the importance of showing up for one another.

Dec 03 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #9: I Know You Don't Want Me To, But I'm Going To

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In today’s episode, Sarah and Julie sit down for a chat with Robin Anderson. Robin is a lover of all things coffee, baking, chocolate, books, travel, get-togethers with friends, and being a momma to her kids. Having just recently transitioned from 16 years of being a stay-at-home mom, Robin works for a non-profit organization that awards tuition scholarships to students across the state of Arizona. She and her husband of 20 years, Matt, live in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona, where they pastor McDowell Mountain Community Church. They have three awesome, growing-up-way-too-fast boys and an Australian labradoodle puppy, Annie Mae, who fill their home with lots of love, joy and smelly socks.

Nov 19 2018

49mins

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Rank #10: I Wish I Would Have Asked For Longer

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On today’s catch up, Julie and Sarah talk about bucket lists. This fall, Julie was a guest on the Good Girl Gone Boss podcast (make sure to check it out) and the hosts completely caught her off guard when they asked her to share about her bucket list. Julie came to the startling realization that she doesn’t have one! As someone who leads with type 8 (Enneagram alert!), if Julie wants to do something, she doesn’t put it on a list . . . she just does it! But this question stuck with her long after the recording session ended. Julie started a list on her phone that afternoon, and has been adding to it ever since. 

Sarah was chatting about this very same idea with friends, and our favorite type 4 was ready to put her own special twist on the bucket list concept. Wanderlust is her bestie, so like Julie, she has already done some pretty extensive traveling around the world. When Sarah dreams about the future, she has owning a bed and breakfast or retreat center at the top of her list; a place where people can come and rest, a place to host music camps and retreats, a place to create and grow. What if it wasn’t 30 years down the road, but now? Can we make those dreams come true during the hustle and bustle of raising our kids? 

Today’s guest is another Sarah, a fellow dreamer and artist who leads with type 4. Sarah’s story is marked by both deep grief and unexpected grace, both of which have become a catalyst for her as a writer and a speaker. She invites women to lean in to God, right where they are, and to look for Him in everyday life—in the beautiful, the broken, and those seemingly mundane in-between spaces. 

Sarah writes regularly at Sarahewestfall.com and her work has been featured on LifterToday, Kindred Mom, and Light from the Word. Sarah has also partnered with fellow writers to create a thirty-day devotional Be Still: Leaning into God When Everything Falls Apart—available for digital download on Amazon. 

Sarah currently lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with Ben—her husband of fifteen years—and four sons: Cohen, Trace, Jamison, Mathis. In her limited spare time, Sarah enjoys traveling with Ben, eating Taco Bell alone, hiding in a coffee shop, and reading fiction during her nightly bubble bath. Be sure to connect with Sarah on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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xoxo - Julie & Sarah

Dec 23 2019

1hr 12mins

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