I Am Home podcast

Amy Myers

Home is what connects us all and nobody knows home like NFM. Hosted by three of our own team members, NFM’s new podcast goes deeper than simply design trends and connects you to the people, projects and ideas that help you make your house a home. read less

Rachel Balkovec on Breaking Barriers in Baseball
Jan 25 2023
Rachel Balkovec on Breaking Barriers in Baseball
On this episode of I AM HOME, the NFM team is sitting down with Rachel Balkovec, an Omaha native who is a three-time “first” woman in professional baseball. She started out as the first woman in baseball as a strength and conditioning coach, then became the first woman to be a full-time hitting coach, and currently, she is the first woman to be a minor league manager for the Tampa Tarpons, the Single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. Rachel talks to our hosts Tyler, Becca, and Hilary, about overcoming obstacles, her efforts to empower women, and how finding ‘home’ in human connection is important to her coaching style. Join us today for an in-depth and vulnerable conversation with this barrier breaker! Find Rachel today at: IG - https://www.instagram.com/rachel.balkovec/?hl=enHer website - https://www.rachelbalkovec.com/ Resources: ESPN Profile - https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/33691782/new-york-yankees-minor-league-manager-rachel-balkovec-worked-entire-life-momentMLB Take the Field event (for women interested in working in baseball on the field) - https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-s-take-the-field-event-inspiring-women-in-baseballMLB Profile - https://www.mlb.com/news/rachel-balkovec-debuts-as-yankees-minor-league-managerESPN after debut - https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/33701485/rachel-balkovec-cheered-historic-debut-managing-new-york-yankees-minor-league-teamNPR after debut - https://www.npr.org/2022/04/09/1091879805/rachel-balkovec-the-1st-woman-to-manage-an-mlb-affiliated-team-debuts-with-a-winNew York Times article in Jan. - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/12/sports/baseball/rachel-balkovec-yankees.htmlNew York Times profile after debut - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/16/sports/baseball/rachel-balkovec-yankees-tarpons.html
Creative Spotlight: 2023's Pantone Color of the Year
Dec 28 2022
Creative Spotlight: 2023's Pantone Color of the Year
Tyler Wisecup is a Brand Manager at Nebraska Furniture Mart. He has more than 10 years of experience in planning, managing, and coordinating public relations, internal marketing, copywriting, communications, and executive account activities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a focus in public relations and advertising from the University of Nebraska, Omaha. Hilary Woltemath is the Visual Display General Manager at Nebraska Furniture Mart. She joined NFM as a Visual Merchandiser before moving up the ranks to her current position. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a minor in textiles, clothing, and design. Becca Sudbeck is the Brand and Creative General Manager at Nebraska Furniture Mart. She has been part of the NFM family since 2001 and has a long history rooted in the home furnishings industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In this episode… Color trends often have a big impact on decisions related to design, fashion, beauty, and technology. The recently announced 2023 color of the year is set to influence decisions in various industries, including home design and decor. According to Pantone, the color “viva magenta” is an unconventional shade for an unconventional time. Since the year 2000, the company has been picking a color of the year to inspire design ideas. With increased awareness of nature and sustainability, viva magenta was chosen as 2023’s color of the year. In this episode of the I Am Home podcast, Tyler Wisecup is joined by co-hosts Hilary Woltemath and Becca Sudbeck to talk about 2023's Pantone color of the year. They discuss the company's process of picking the color, how to incorporate it into your home, and the color's connection with nature and sustainability. Stay tuned.
New Home Hints: ‘Tis the Season for Entertaining Tips
Dec 14 2022
New Home Hints: ‘Tis the Season for Entertaining Tips
Renee Quevedo is a Brand Strategist at Nebraska Furniture Mart. Before joining NFM, Renee was a Creative Brand Manager at Four Sisters Boutique and an Associate Creative at Archrival. She holds a bachelor's degree in public relations, advertising, and applied communication from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Tyler Wisecup is a Brand Manager at Nebraska Furniture Mart. He has more than 10 years of experience in planning, managing, and coordinating public relations, internal marketing, copywriting, communications, and executive account activities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a focus in public relations and advertising from the University of Nebraska, Omaha. Hilary Woltemath is the Visual Display General Manager at Nebraska Furniture Mart. She joined NFM as a Visual Merchandiser before moving up the ranks to her current position. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a minor in textiles, clothing, and design. Becca Sudbeck is the Brand and Creative General Manager at Nebraska Furniture Mart. She has been part of the NFM family since 2001 and has a long history rooted in the home furnishings industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In this episode… Entertaining guests during the holiday season can take a toll on you — if you don't prepare well. From decorating your home to cooking to planning your guests' accommodation, there's a lot to be done. So how can you host a great event while spending quality time with your family and friends? How can you make your guests feel happy, welcome, and comfortable? In this episode of the I Am Home podcast, co-hosts Tyler Wisecup, Becca Sudbeck, and Hilary Woltemath are joined by Renee Quevedo, a Brand Strategist at NFM, to share entertainment tips for the holiday season. They discuss the benefits of planning ahead, tips for accommodating guests, and ideas for cleaning up after entertaining. Plus, the NFM team shares a secret coupon code to help you get everything on your list for the best holiday bash!
25 Holiday Traditions To Help You Make This Year Extra Special
Dec 7 2022
25 Holiday Traditions To Help You Make This Year Extra Special
Tyler Wisecup is a Brand Manager at Nebraska Furniture Mart. He has more than 10 years of experience in planning, managing, and coordinating public relations, internal marketing, copywriting, communications, and executive account activities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a focus in public relations and advertising from the University of Nebraska, Omaha. Hilary Woltemath is the Visual Display General Manager at Nebraska Furniture Mart. She joined NFM as a Visual Merchandiser before moving up the ranks to her current position. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a minor in textiles, clothing, and design. Becca Sudbeck is the Brand and Creative General Manager at Nebraska Furniture Mart. She has been part of the NFM family since 2001 and has a long history rooted in the home furnishings industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In this episode… Do you have any family traditions for the holiday season? What are your top tips for spreading joy over the holidays? The long holiday season presents a great opportunity for families to spend time together, make memories, and share joyful moments. To make this year extra special, the NFM team shares their top holiday traditions for making merry with family and friends. In this episode of the I Am Home podcast, co-hosts Tyler Wisecup, Hilary Woltemath, and Becca Sudbeck sit down to discuss holiday traditions to help make the season extra special. They share tips for giving back to your community, holding virtual meetings with out-of-town family, and gift giving with a twist.
New Home Hints: Bring on the Decor! It's Holiday Time!
Nov 2 2022
New Home Hints: Bring on the Decor! It's Holiday Time!
Renee Quevedo is a Brand Strategist at Nebraska Furniture Mart. Before joining NFM, Renee was a Creative Brand Manager at Four Sisters Boutique and an Associate Creative at Archrival. She holds a bachelor's degree in public relations, advertising, and applied communication from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Tyler Wisecup is a Brand Manager at Nebraska Furniture Mart. He has more than 10 years of experience in planning, managing, and coordinating public relations, internal marketing, copywriting, communications, and executive account activities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a focus in public relations and advertising from the University of Nebraska, Omaha. Hilary Woltemath is the Visual Display General Manager at Nebraska Furniture Mart. She joined NFM as a Visual Merchandiser before moving up the ranks to her current position. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a minor in textiles, clothing, and design. Becca Sudbeck is the Brand and Creative General Manager at Nebraska Furniture Mart. She has been part of the NFM family since 2001 and has a long history rooted in the home furnishings industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In this episode… With the holiday season fast approaching, home decor becomes an essential part of making your home colorful, warm, and cozy. From Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas, there's a lot to do and various themes to explore. So, what strategies can you use to decorate your home this holiday season? Renee Quevedo, the Brand Strategist at Nebraska Furniture Mart, joins Tyler Wisecup, Becca Sudbeck, and Hilary Woltemath from Nebraska Furniture Mart in this episode of the I Am Home podcast to share decorating tips for the holiday season. They discuss their holiday decorating styles, sources of inspiration, and DIY project ideas for the season.
NFM Home Team: Dani Latimer and Jaecee Hall
Oct 26 2022
NFM Home Team: Dani Latimer and Jaecee Hall
Dani Latimer is an equestrian with Southern Methodist University (SMU). She was born and raised in a family of horse trainers and riders on a ranch in Oklahoma. Throughout her college career, Dani has claimed 10 Most Outstanding Players, which is an all-time record for the program. She has won multiple riding awards including the NCEA Reining Rider of the Year, NCEA Reining First Team All-American, and two Team USA qualifications for the Olympics. Dani is a senior majoring in sports management marketing. Jaecee Hall is a rower with the Iowa Hawkeyes. She has won races at Harvard and Ohio State among others and is an academic All-Big Ten. Jaecee is a junior majoring in psychology with a minor in international relations. She is also the Owner of the clothing brand Unbreakable Female Athlete. In this episode… The world of sports is filled with inspiring people, and these two athletes are no exception. For Dani Latimer and Jaecee Hall, sports have heavily influenced their lives and led them to some amazing experiences. Tune in to hear their best stories ranging from sports to childhood memories to home decor. Dani and Jaecee's love for sports has provided great opportunities for the duo. They are part of NFM's home team, created to offer amazing experiences for college athletes. They have won multiple awards and continue excelling in their classes and the sports sector. In this episode of the I Am Home podcast, co-hosts Tyler Wisecup, Becca Sudbeck, and Hilary Woltemath sit down to interview Dani Latimer and Jaecee Hall, members of NFM's home team. Dani and Jaecee talk about their sports background, their most memorable moments in sports, and how they decorate their homes.
How To Avoid a Home-Buying Horror Story
Oct 19 2022
How To Avoid a Home-Buying Horror Story
Tyler Wisecup is a Brand Manager at Nebraska Furniture Mart. He has more than 10 years of experience in planning, managing, and coordinating public relations, internal marketing, copywriting, communications, and executive account activities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a focus in public relations and advertising from the University of Nebraska, Omaha. Hilary Woltemath is the Visual Display General Manager at Nebraska Furniture Mart. She joined NFM as a Visual Merchandiser before moving up the ranks to her current position. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a minor in textiles, clothing, and design. Becca Sudbeck is the Brand and Creative General Manager at Nebraska Furniture Mart. She has been part of the NFM family since 2001 and has a long history rooted in the home furnishings industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In this episode… What can you do to protect yourself from being scammed when buying a home? The NFM team is sharing their frightening home-buying stories to help you avoid the same mistakes. Before putting in an offer, there are some key steps to ensure that you buy a good home. Many homebuyers have been duped into buying homes from malicious sellers. These homes could have mold, water, or fire damage, or come with long-standing debts. So, before signing the dotted line, what strategies can you use to avoid such horror stories? In this episode of the I Am Home podcast, co-hosts Tyler Wisecup, Hilary Woltemath, and Becca Sudbeck sit down to discuss tips for avoiding home-buying horror stories. They share their experiences dealing with shady sellers, talk about the benefits of doing home inspections, and discuss tips for fixing a house after moving in.
New Home Hints: Help! I've Got Bats!
Oct 5 2022
New Home Hints: Help! I've Got Bats!
Renee Quevedo is a Brand Strategist at Nebraska Furniture Mart. Before joining NFM, Renee was a Creative Brand Manager at Four Sisters Boutique and an Associate Creative at Archrival. She holds a bachelor's degree in public relations, advertising, and applied communication from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Tyler Wisecup is a Brand Manager at Nebraska Furniture Mart. He has more than 10 years of experience in planning, managing, and coordinating public relations, internal marketing, copywriting, communications, and executive account activities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a focus in public relations and advertising from the University of Nebraska, Omaha. Hilary Woltemath is the Visual Display General Manager at Nebraska Furniture Mart. She joined NFM as a Visual Merchandiser before moving up the ranks to her current position. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a minor in textiles, clothing, and design. Becca Sudbeck is the Brand and Creative General Manager at Nebraska Furniture Mart. She has been part of the NFM family since 2001 and has a long history rooted in the home furnishings industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In this episode… October is National Bat Awareness Month. Bats are an essential species to the environment, but when bats are in your home, you’re probably just thinking of how to get them out. Bats carry diseases and it’s important to protect your family. They are also an endangered species, and it’s crucial that you remove them from your home carefully. So, what are the best ways to protect your home from being infested by bats? And if they are already living in your home, how can you get rid of them safely? Renee Quevedo, Brand Strategist at Nebraska Furniture Mart, joins Tyler Wisecup, Becca Sudbeck, and Hilary Woltemath in this episode of the I Am Home podcast to talk about bats in the home. They discuss Tyler's experience having a bat in his home, signs that a home is bat-infested, and tips for getting rid of them. Stay tuned.
Becca Campbell: Getting Your Kids To Sleep Already!
Sep 28 2022
Becca Campbell: Getting Your Kids To Sleep Already!
Becca Campbell is a M.A.T. Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant and the Founder and CEO of Little Z's Sleep. She is a sleep expert, parent, and podcaster who has helped tens of thousands of families navigate better sleep habits through her consulting business. Becca is also the Founder of The Sleep Sorority, a private business coaching membership program for sleep consultants. She is the Host of Little Z’s Podcast and a mom of two kids who sleep 11 hours every night. In this episode… Putting a toddler to sleep can be a big challenge and cause stress for many parents. Various factors are at play in a good night’s sleep, including balancing sleep with other activities, avoiding sleep deprivation, and creating boundaries with your child. As a certified sleep consultant, Becca Campbell advises parents to create a sleep routine to help children sleep better through the night. Bedtime routines act as cues and help a child transition to sleep quickly. She also advises against having sleep monitors and toys in a room because they can be a distraction to kids and cause you anxiety and stress. In this episode of the I Am Home podcast, co-hosts Tyler Wisecup, Hilary Woltemath, and Becca Sudbeck interview Becca Campbell, the Founder and CEO of Little Z's Sleep and The Sleep Sorority, to talk about helping children and families sleep through the night. Becca shares her strategies for creating a sleep routine, preventing “jack-in-the-box syndrome,” and moving a toddler from a crib to a big bed.