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The Art of Home: A Podcast for Homemakers

Allison L Weeks

Exploring how homemakers cultivate a place to belong. Seeking to honor and elevate the art of homemaking by highlighting stories of women who have practiced this art over the long haul. Through Homemaker Portraits and Deep Dive episodes on subjects related to keeping the home we hope to encourage listeners to confidently and skillfully practice their art of making a home. New episodes every other Wednesday.
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Mar 11 2021
8 mins
Homemaking Deep Dive | OrganizationHoliday Homemaking 2021 | Week 4Holiday Homemaking | Week 3Holiday Homemaking 2021, Week 2
Join us for week 2 of our special mini-season, Holiday Homemaking 2021. We talk about Christmas family fun with Kelly Eakins, keeping multiple boys' socks straight with Susan Macias, green pickle ornaments with Kim Stedman, cozy Hygge ideas with Joi Welch and muscling through toffee making with Laurie Mott.Free Holiday Homemaking 2021 Companion e-Magazine*Includes recipes for: Laurie's Peppernuts, Kim's Bacon Jalapeño Deviled Eggs, Susan's Pumpkin Torte, Kelly's Sausage BallsRESOURCES*Some resources contain affiliate links.Advent Devotions on IGAdvent PlaylistsHopePeaceJoyLoveChristmas Eve (Faith)Christmas Fun PlaylistPoem: Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. "Christmas Carols." Songs of a Housewife, edited by Rodger L Tarr, University Press of Florida, 1997, 150.Gift Giving & Wish List App: GiftsterElfsterGingerbread House Party:This blog has some great ideas on hosting a party similar to how I did my girls' night out gingerbread parties. Part 1 includes a recipe and simple pattern pieces.Part 1Part 2Leave Us A ReviewLove The Podcast (works on any device)Stay In Touch with The Art of Home Podcast Instagram | Twitter | Website | Email | PinterestSupport The Art of HomeBuy Me a Coffee ☕️Purchase homemaking resources through our website and the above links. ⬆️*As an Amazon Affiliate, we earn from qualifying purchases. If you purchase an item through one of our links we earn a small commission which helps fund more great content from The Art of Home. Thank you for partnering with us!
Dec 8 2021
1 hr
Holiday Homemaking 2021, Week 1
Merry Christmas, Homemakers! Join us for this first installment of Holiday Homemaking 2021. You will hear some familiar voices as we visit with previous guests and discuss all things Christmas.  Athena Oden, Alma Wakefield, Jan Lockhart and Joyce Newhall each share holiday memories, family traditions, recipes and tips to keep from losing sight of the mattering things during the Christmas season.Free Holiday Homemaking 2021 Companion e-MagazineRESOURCES*Some resources contain affiliate links.Fun Holiday PlaylistFamily Holiday GamesReindeer Relay (all ages, party game)Taco, Cat, Goat, Cheese, Pizza (all ages, card game)Settlers of Catan (ages 8 and up, board game)Christmas Carols and Songs Game (all ages, board game)Delivery Driver Thank You SignsEuchre Card Game (Joyce Newhall)AdventDevotionals:Good News of Great Joy, John Piper (free)Preparing the Way for Jesus, Focus on the Family (free)The Wonder of Advent Scripture Reading Calendar (free)Unwrapping the Names of JesusLet Every Heart Prepare Him Room, Daily Family Devotions for AdventFrom Heaven: A 28-Day Advent Devotional, A.W. TozerWreaths:Advent Nativity Candle HolderDIY Advent Wreath IdeasPlaylists:HopePeaceJoyLoveChrist CandleLeave Us A ReviewLove The Podcast (works on any device)Stay In Touch with The Art of Home Podcast Instagram | Twitter | Website | Email | PinterestSupport The Art of HomeBuy Me a Coffee ☕️Purchase homemaking resources through our website and the above links. ⬆️*As an Amazon Affiliate, we earn from qualifying purchases. If you purchase an item through one of our links we earn a small commission which helps fund more great content from The Art of Home. Thank you for partnering with us!
Dec 1 2021
54 mins
Homemaker Portrait | Gayle WillsHomemaker Portrait | Judy WattersHomemaker Portrait | Teri HallHomemaker Portrait | Joyce Newhall
In today's show, we are talking with 34-year homemaking veteran, Joyce Newhall.  She has a plaque in her office that reads, "A home built with love has rubber walls." Joyce has seen firsthand how love stretches and expands the capacity of a home, no matter its size or limitations. Where love is, there's always enough and there's always room for one more.RESOURCES*some contain affiliate linksOrganization:The New Messies Manual:  The Procrastinator's Guide to Good Housekeeping by Sandra FeltonEarly Morning Tea with MomJoyce started this practice with her daughter and soon her boys wanted their own time with Mom. Here are some ideas for your own one-on-one time with your child.Talking Point: Christians, Conversations with Purpose . These are conversation starter cards dealing with all sorts of Christian themes and topics.Talking Point: Family, Conversations with Purpose.  These are conversation starter cards with thoughtful questions for any family.HospitalityJoyce shared her ideas for showing love through a decadent mug of homemade hot chocolate and stove top popcorn.  Joyce's Over-the-Top Hot Chocolate recipeHistorical Homemaker Hints:Mrs. Child, The American Frugal Housewife (Boston: Carter, Hendee, and Co., 1833), 11, 87, 116.Q&A Homemaker Tasks & TipsNutbread & Nostalgia Junior League of South Bend, 75th anniversary ReprintingJoyce's Top 3 TipsLeave Us A ReviewLove The Podcast (works on any device)Stay In Touch with The Art of Home Podcast Instagram | Twitter | Website | Email | PinterestSupport The Art of HomeBuy Me a Coffee ☕️Purchase homemaking resources through our website and the above links. ⬆️*As an Amazon Affiliate, we earn from qualifying purchases. If you purchase an item through one of our links we earn a small commission which helps fund more great content from The Art of Home. Thank you for partnering with us!
Sep 29 2021
1 hr
Homemaker Portrait | Hollie Carnahan
In today's Homemaker Portrait  we'll hear from a homemaker who found herself unexpectedly challenged and delighted in her practice of The Art of Home. Hollie Carnahan's story of home has been filled with challenges and triumphs that have stretched her and helped her to grow with each new season of homemaking.RESOURCES*some resources contain affiliate linksConnect With Hollie (Jordan Taylors Designs)Instagram | FacebookWork Yourself Out of a Job"The Importance of Chores for Kids" (article with age-appropriate ideas)Beyond the Chore Chart: Chores, Kids, and the Secret to a Happy Mom by Mrs. Kimberly A EddyPostpartum Support**I am not qualified to offer medical advice. If you are experiencing severe depression or thoughts of harming yourself or your child, please immediately tell someone you trust and seek medical help. MOPSMOMS Club InternationalPostpartum Support International (includes 24-hr support helpline)This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression | Karen R Kleiman, Valerie Davis Raskin MDHistorical Homemaker Hints:Mrs. Child, The American Frugal Housewife (Boston: Carter, Hendee, and Co., 1833), 11, 87, 116.Beeswax & Honey from my favorite local shop, Gretchen Bee RanchHousehold Uses for Vinegar, The Old Farmer's AlmanacTomato Jam Recipe from Food in JarsSeasons of Homemaking:Unceasing: A Parent's Guide to Conquer Worry and Pray with Power  by Susan K Macias31 Days of Praying for My Daughter: A Prayer Journal by Susan K MaciasHollie's Top 3 Homemaking TipsLeave Us A ReviewLove The Podcast (works on any device)Stay In Touch with The Art of Home Podcast Instagram | Twitter | Website | Email | PinterestSupport The Art of HomeBuy Me a Coffee ☕️Purchase homemaking resources through our website and the above links. ⬆️*As an Amazon Affiliate, we earn from qualifying purchases. If you purchase an item through one of our links we earn a small commission which helps fund more great content from The Art of Home. Thank you for partnering with us!
Sep 15 2021
1 hr 1 min
Homemaking Rhythms | Jenn DarnoldResilient Homemaking | Kim StedmanHomemaking in Hardship | Karen Holmes
Homemaking is challenging when times are good, and can seem impossible when hardship comes, threatening to rob us of the hope and vision we have for our homes.  Join us as we explore how to persevere through hard times and unmet expectations in homemaking with a Homemaker Portrait of Karen Holmes. RESOURCES*Some resources contain affiliate links.Where to Find Karen & Shop her BusinessCasa Piedra Custom Nurseries by Karen HolmesInstagram @casapiedranurseriesMentioned in This EpisodeThe Power of Praying for Your Adult Children by Stormie OmartianThe Lost Boys of Sudan Historical Homemaker Hints:Abell, L.G., The Skillful Housewife's Book: or Complete Guide to Domestic Cookery, Taste, Comfort and Economy. New York: R.T. Young, 1853.Recommended Resources for Episode Topics:Couples and Relationships:The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy KellerRelationships: A Mess Worth Making: Timothy S. Lane, Paul David TrippChoosing a Counselor: What to look for and questions to ask (article)CaregivingReal Love for Real Life by Andi AshworthRecognizing and Avoiding Caregiver Burnout (article)Caregiving Grace; How to Tend to Others Without Burning Out (article)Diabetic ResourcesAmerican Diabetes AssociationRefugee HospitalityBethany Christian Services; Helping refugee families feel at home in the U.S.Stay In Touch with The Art of Home PodcastInstagram | Twitter | Website | Email | PinterestSupport The Art of HomeBuy Me a Coffee ☕️Purchase homemaking resources through our website and the links above.⬆️*As an Amazon Affiliate, we earn from qualifying purchases. If you purchase an item through our link we receive a small commission which goes towards covering our production costs. So, thank you for helping keep us on the air!
Jul 28 2021
1 hr 1 min
Tailored Homemaking | Jan LockhartEmbracing Homemaking | Athena OdenOriginal Homemaking | Alma WakefieldFaithful Homemaking | Kelly EakinsFlexible Homemaking | Susan Macias
Season One Finale!  Today we wrap up our very first season of the Art of Home Podcast with a Homemaker Portrait of mom, author, speaker, and podcaster, Susan K. Macias.  We discuss how she learned the necessity of flexibility and adaptation during her 37-year homemaking career which included raising 7 children and moving 11 times in 20 years! Susan has a lot of insight and practical wisdom to share about practicing the Art of Home in all stages of life.RESOURCES*Some resources contain affiliate links.  Mentioned in This EpisodeThe Hidden Art of Homemaking | Edith SchaefferWhat is a Family | Edith SchaefferElisabeth Elliot PodcastFor the Children's Sake | Susan Schaeffer-MacaulayHistorical Homemaker Hints:Mrs. Child, The American Frugal Housewife (Boston: Carter, Hendee, and Co., 1833), 11, 87, 116.Connect With SusanWebsite | Instagram |Twitter | FacebookPodcast: We're Not Done YetBooks:Unceasing: A Parent's Guide to Conquer Worry and Pray with Power31 Days Praying for My DaughterPopular Blog PostHow to NOT Parent a Strong-Willed ChildMy Interview on Susan's ShowWhy Homemaking Matters in the Empty NestStay In Touch with The Art of Home PodcastInstagram | Twitter | Website | Email | PinterestSupport The Art of HomeBuy Me a Coffee ☕️Purchase homemaking resources through our website and using links above.⬆️*As an Amazon Affiliate, we earn from qualifying purchases. If you purchase an item through our link we receive a small commission which goes towards covering our production costs. So, thank you for helping keep us on the air!
May 12 2021
1 hr 8 mins
Generational Homemaking | Karen SheppardJoyful Homemaking | Joi Welch

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