About Emily

My days are full of tickles, laughs, and epic messes, and lots of learning alongside my kids. I wouldn’t change one thing about this season, challenges and heartaches included. I love Jesus and hope that my life speaks of His transformative work in me. I’ve kept this blog for many years now (formerly as LightandLoveliness.com) and I still find joy in sharing my words here. I’m also writing a monthly newsletter about nourishing my spirit, mind, and body, and would love for you to subscribe and join me on the journey.

Thanks for taking a few moments to read along here.

Love to all,

Emily Sue Allen
hello [at] kindred mom [dot] com
Emily Sue Allen is the founder of the Kindred Mom blog and host of the Kindred Mom podcast. She also is an ongoing devotional contributor to Joyful Life Magazine, a member of Hope*Writers, and has contributed writing in a variety of online spaces. Living a deeply nourished life, and helping women find joy in the midst of their motherhood journey are among her greatest passions. She is a contemplative, creative soul who celebrates the beauty of humble things and deeply values the grace and truth of Jesus Christ and the riches found in the word of God. She lives with her husband and seven kids in the Pacific Northwest, and blogs at emilysueallen.com. Subscribe to her monthly newsletter, “Notes on Nourishing,” for personal stories about intentionally nourishing your spirit, mind, and body.  Find Kindred Mom on Instagram (@kindred_mom) and Facebook, and follow Emily personally on Instagram (@emily_sue_allen).

 

>> Emily’s writing elsewhere on the web:

Flourishing in Motherhood (for Kindred Mom)
The Substance of a Beautiful Life (for Kindred Mom)
Surprise Summer (for Kindred Mom)
Losing Sleep, Finding Grace (for Leah Heffner)
The Generous Parent (for Meredith M. Dangel)
Creativity in the Small Spaces (for Crystal Stine)
When You’re Not Sure if You Like Your Kids (for Amber Salhus)
The Days Before Birth: A Desperate Rhythm of Longing (for Kindred Mom)
Starting a Self-Care Conversation (for Kindred Mom)
When Resilience Feels Like Floundering (for Kindred Mom)
Life (and Love) in a Fishbowl (for Kindred Mom)
Quieting Heart and Home During the Holidays (for Just a Simple Home)
Handmade Holiday Cheer (for Sandi Sutton + Traditions: A Holiday Collective eBook)
He Who Promised is Faithful (for Women Encouraged)
Melting Worry in the Summer Sun (for Women Encouraged)
Sacred Rhythms of Summer (for Joyful Life Magazine)
Growing Love When Your Marriage Feels Dry (for A Wife Like Me)
On Money In Marriage (for A Wife Like Me)
How to Combat Everyday Loneliness in Marriage (for A Wife Like Me)
The Way You Respond to Your Husband Matters (for A Wife Like Me)
How to Improve Communication with Your Husband in One Easy Step (for A Wife Like Me)
Dear Creative Mom, You Can Find Time For Your Passion! (for RuthieGray.Mom)
7 Things Christian Women Need to Know About Self-Care (for Living By Design)
An Unlikely Sacred Space (for Kindred Mom)
Grace Comes Quiet (for Kindred Mom)
The Weary World Rejoices (for Joyful Life Magazine)
Embracing Your Motherhood Season (for Kindred Mom)
Mental Space for Moms (for Kindred Mom)
The Battle for Peace (for Kindred Mom)
For the Joy Set Before Me: Mothering With a Servant’s Heart (for Joyful Life Magazine)
A Tapestry of Mothers (for Kindred Mom)
At the End of Myself (for Kindred Mom)
Inviting Peace (for Kindred Mom, audio included)

 

>> Published in print:

Wisdom Talks (for Flourish: A Motherly Magazine Sowing Seeds of Faith and Love)
The Weary World Rejoices: Longing for Jesus in the Midst of Sorrow (for Joyful Life Magazine, premier issue Fall 2018)
For the Joy Set Before Me: Mothering With a Servant’s Heart (for Joyful Life Magazine)
Assorted Devotional Writings ~ Everyday Joy: A Collection of 100 Devotions from The Joyful Life (for Joyful Life Magazine)

 

>> Podcast Appearances:

The End of Ourselves (Making the Time Podcast w/ Shelby Hughes)
Resilience and Family Culture (The Family Culture Project Podcast w/ Kimberly Amici)
How to Find Your Mom Squad
(Friending Podcast w/ Noelle Rhodes)

 

>> Podcast Episodes Hosted by Emily:

Stress and Stuff, Episode 71 (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Lynne Patti & Tara Bremer)
Peaceful Home Series Intro
Episode 70 (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests – The Kindred Mom Editorial Team) 
Q & A with Emily & Kolby Allen
Episode 69 (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen)
Celebrating Motherhood Recap
Episode 68 (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Mary Kate Brown, Lindsey Cornett, & Robin Chapman)
The Gift of Repetition: A Liturgy of Motherhood
Episode 67 (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Robin Chapman, Lindsey Cornett, & Jenn Giles Kemper)
The Beauty of a Humble Life
Episode 66 (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Lynne Patti, Jennifer Van Winkle, & Shannan Martin)
Blindsided by Motherhood
Episode 65 (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Lindsey Cornett, Robin Chapman, & Jen Babakhan
The Surprises of Motherhood
Episode 64 (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Jennifer Van Winkle, Sarah Allard, & Karen Gauvreau)
Stepping Out of Survival Mode
Episode 63 (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Jenni Van Winkle, Lynne Patti, & Kristin Vanderlip)
It Takes a Village
Episode 62 (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Lindsey Cornett, Mary Kate Brown, & Leslie Verner)
Friendship in Motherhood
Episode 61 (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Lynne Patti, Robin Chapman, & Melanie Dale)
Celebrating Motherhood
Episode 60 (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests – The Kindred Mom Editorial Team)
Celebrating the Healthy Mom Series
Episode 59 (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Lindsey Cornett & Jennifer Van Winkle
Creativity, Passion & Purpose
Episode 58 (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Alex Davies, Robin Chapman, Alana Dawson & Amber Salhus)
Healthy Soul: Peace & Spirituality
Episode 57 (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Lindsey Cornett, Rachel Blackston, & Lexie Stratman)
Movement & Rest for Moms
Episode 56 (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Lindsey Cornett, Shannon Owen, & Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith)
Trading Shame for Strength
Episode 55 (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Jennifer Van Winkle, Robin Chapman, and Rachel Blackston)
Tackling Worry & Overwhelm
Episode 54  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Alex Davies, Lindsey Cornett, and Lisa Appelo)
Mental Health for Moms,
Episode 53 (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Rachel Blackston, Robin Chapman & Shannon Owen)
Freedom From Fear & Anxiety
Episode 52 (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Meredith McDaniel & Maria Furlough)
Freedom in Motherhood
Episode 51 (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Brittany Bergman & Lindsey Cornett)
What We Learned This Year
, Episode 50 (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Lindsey Cornett, Robin Chapman, Lynne Patti & Jenni Van Winkle)
Navigating the Unexpected, Episode 49 (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Sarah Allard & Marilynn Song Harri)
Contentment: The Quest for Peace, Episode 48 (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Lynne Patti, Rebekah Crosby, and Tammy Mashburn)
Comparison: The Thief of Everything, Episode 47  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Lindsey Cornett, Jenni Van Winkle & Corey Wheeland)
Home & Belonging, Episode 46  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Robin Chapman & Vanessa Hunt)
Cultivating Home, Episode 45  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Rebekah Crosby, Lindsey Cornett & Lynne Patti)
Deepening Connection Around the Table, Episode 44  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Jenni Van Winkle, Corey Wheeland & Misty Phillip)
Life Around the Table, Episode 43  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Patty H. Scott, Lynne Patti & Robin Chapman)
A Vision for Home, Episode 42  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Lindsey Cornett, Sarah Allard & Marilynn Song Harri)
Finding Balance Through Family Transitions, Episode 41  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Sandy Cooper & The Kindred Mom Team)
Letting Go of Loving Motherhood, Episode 40  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guest Robin Chapman)
Cherishing Childhood, Episode 39  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Lindsey Cornett & The Kindred Mom Team)
Every Screen Tells a Story, Episode 38  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Christie Thomas & The Kindred Mom Team)
Intentionally Cultivating Your Family Culture, Episode 37  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Lora Cook & The Kindred Mom Team)
Dealing with Big Feelings as a Mom, Episode 36  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Adriel Booker & The Kindred Mom Team)
Becoming a Resilient Mom, Episode 35  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Mary Kate Brown & The Kindred Mom Team)
Loving Well by Setting Limits, Episode 34  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Noelle Rhodes & The Kindred Mom Team)
Loving Well as a Wife, Episode 33  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Ann Hinman & The Kindred Mom Team)
Loving Well as a Mom, Episode 32  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Kat Lee & The Kindred Mom Team)
The Proactive Pursuit of Wellness, Episode 31  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Marilynn Song Harri, Emily Green & The Kindred Mom Team)
Self Care for Moms, Episode 30  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Charissa Pomrehn & The Kindred Mom Team)
Year in Review: A Celebration of Kindred Mom in 2017, Episode 29  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen)
Tips & Traditions for a Meaningful Christmas, Episode 28  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests K.C. Ireton, Jody Lee Collins & Sandi Sutton)
Freedom From the Need to be Perfect, Episode 27  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Lindsey Cornett & Rebekah Crosby)
A Thousand Times Yes (Adoption), Episode 26  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Glenna Marshall + words from Katie Carper)
Consistency in Parenting, Episode 25  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guests Jenni Van Winkle & Lynne Patti)
Stillbirth & Infant Loss, Episode 24  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guest Sharon McKeeman)
The Intersection of Hope and Sorrow, Episode 23  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guest Sarah Damaska + Pam Shrauger)
Preparing for a Positive Birth Experience, Episode 22  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guest Lexie Stratman)
Chasing Rest, Episode 21  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guest Dorina Lazo Gilmore)
On Loneliness & Needing a Village, Episode 20  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guest Lindsay Hausch)
Kindred Mom Podcast & Blog Update, Episode 19  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen)
Reflux & Feeding Issues, Episode 18  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guest Courtney Frye)
Troubleshooting Motherhood–Patience, Episode 17  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guest Lynne Patti)
Redefining Supermom, Episode 16  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guest Marilynn Song Harri)
The Fervent Prayer of a Ragged Woman, Episode 15  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guest Shauna Letellier)
Speed Boat Ocean Liner: About Identity as a Mom, Episode 14  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guest Jenni Van Winkle)
The Mindset of Motherhood, Episode 13  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guest Naomi Fata)
A Choir Calling, Episode 12  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guest Lynne Patti)
Grieving Lost Time, Episode 11  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guest Emily Green)
The Journey to Six Kids, Episode 10  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen)
The Learning Curve of Motherhood, Episode 9  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guest Robin Chapman)
Simplicity and Front Doors (Hospitality), Episode 8  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guest Glenna Marshall)
Time Outside with Kids (Alternatives to Screen Time), Episode 7  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guest K.C. Ireton)
Brave Enough to Help (Autism Awareness Month), Episode 6  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guest Meredith M. Dangel)
Grieving Together, Episode 5  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guest Dorina Lazo Gilmore)
On Postpartum Recovery, Episode 4  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guest Jenni Van Winkle)
The Pressure to be a Perfect Mom & Screentime Conversations, Episode 3  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guest Lynne Patti)
Building Community, Episode 2  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen, Guest Sarah Allard)
Introducing the Kindred Mom Podcast, Episode 1  (The Kindred Mom Podcast w/ Emily Sue Allen)

 

 

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