This podcast was super fun to record because I just love my friend Jen. She's an author, speaker, wife, mom, and most recently a reality tv star! We talked about:
- Supper Club
- books and books and more books
- American Idol
- my social media fast
- talking to our kids about sex
- and 2nd podcast in a row that I have started singing on … could this be something that happens every time? Only time will tell!
You will love this podcast and I hope that you share with your friends!
*Jen and I with our Supper Club girls, Melissa & Noel*
Here are some links to the show that you might be interested in:
The books that Aaron & I use to talk with our kids about sex: The Story of Me
We talked about how I hate cooking when Aaron's out of town, and I'm here to tell you that I only made pasta ONE TIME this past week! On Monday I made broccoli soup, then on Tuesday I made a roast in the crock pot (and by the way just putting anything in the crock pot, and then working all day makes you feel like a bad-A mom when you get home!), Wed we went out to eat, and Thursday was the only day I made pasta. That's a win for the week with Aaron out of town!
One of the funny moments was when we talked about how we are going to the beach this summer and both of us have no idea what to do about our black daughter's hair. If you have any advice for us, we'd love to hear it!
I'm still learning about podcasts and don't have anything up on itunes yet, but hopefully by the Happy Hour Podcast #10 I will! Until then, I'd love it if you shared this post with your friends and on social media. It's a fun conversation between two girlfriends and we'd love for you to join us! Leave any comments, questions, opinions, or advice in the comments section and we'll get back with you!
Since it's Friday and you have tons of free time on your hands for good reading, here's a few posts I read this week that I think you might like:
- VERGE WOMEN podcast: here Fabs and I talk about the first time we met Jesus
- Inspired to Action blog: Kat talks on this post about creating a basket with journals, prayer points, bibles for your kids to read around the table. I think I'm going to try this for the summer. Maybe by the end of the summer they won't be grumpy with this plan. Kat says over and over that “perfectionism isn't the goal, faithfulness is” and that makes me feel better about this plan. Kat also has a great podcast about motherhood that I love. I've been listening when I work out and I have to admit there have been a few tears.
- My new friend, Tasha, has a post about the whole Mr. Sterling fiasco. I have followed this story loosely, but her blog is great about all her feelings about this, and how when people say they “don't see color”, it confuses her a bit.
- This post on Rage Against the Minivan really got me thinking about what we put on social media. Her post is about alcohol, but since I'm on this social media fast it's bringing out lots of thoughts about what is online.
Listen to the podcast HERE: I hope you enjoy!
Loved the podcast. I felt like I was listening in on a phone conversation between you and Jen. Wrote down all the books and am looking forward to some good Summer reading. Please do get on the Mindy Project and get back with us. It is the best thing ever! I think I have 65 mutual friends with both of you. My husband is a worship leader and The Austin church/musician community is truly overlapping and small. So glad your podcasting. I’ll be following!
Loved it! Keep ’em coming!
Love the podcast! Only suggestion (which I know you’re working on) is that you get it on iTunes…when I listen to it on my phone, it turns off when my phone screen turns off. It stopped every 5 minutes until I deactivated my screen shut-off. :).
Megan YES to getting so many awesome book ideas. I always get tons of great book ideas from Jen. I feel like I’m always about 1-2 years behind all the cool kids! ha!
I’m gonna get on the Mindy Project soon! Is it on Netflix? That’s my best friend these days!
Thanks Lisa! YES YES YES! I’m so technically challenged and have just jumped into this, but my hubby promised to sit down and help me this week. Everyone I ask that does this says it is so simply, I’m just really a dork with technology!!!
Thanks for listening! Hopefully by this Friday they will all be in itunes!
First, Jamie, I love what you said about not knowing how to be bored as a result of your fast. I realized the same thing when I fasted from social media every evening during lent. It was the strangest feeling…wondering what I did before I had my phone. Second, I completely agree with you both about the importance of reading and it’s connection to writing. Third, Jen, I loved Interrupted!! Finally, after listening to this, I really want to “do church” with you two!!
I love your podcast. I am a stay at home mother who HATES cleaning, and I just mopped and scrubbed my floors while listening to your 2 podcast. It was so awesome I had such a fun time listening that I completely forgot I was cleaning 🙂 I loved the honest conversation between you and your friends. I wish more women were honest about their downfalls. (aka not cooking, procrastinating teacher appreciation week.) I just really enjoyed the podcast. Keep doing what your doing it’s inspiring to other women out there!
this brightened my day at work – thank you! also – great reading list for summer! think i’ll start with jim gaffigan – i had no idea that he had a book! my husband and i listen to him over and over again & crack up EVERY time!
i’m no where close to an expert on hair – we are actually in the trial and error stage….but we live in southern CA – & love going to the beach. the past few times i’ve put her hair in pigtails and then put on a head scarf/bandana. typically i keep reminding her not to get her hair wet….but seriously what fun is that?! i gave up on our last beach day and just said “go for it”. her hair was totally fine! the bandana was tucked in by her neck and sand didn’t even get in her hair. i just rinsed & conditioned her hair when we got home and we were good to go. her hair is “natural” – and doesn’t have any braids. i think it’s a bit easier with the little kids since they aren’t swimming in the waves or body boarding or anything – just dunking their heads in & out of the water.
looking forward to the next podcast!
oh and we’ve been watching Psych for years! our absolute family favorite! we have 2 teenagers – we watch episodes over and over again and totally crack up. love all the random 80s movie quotes they throw in there 😉
Hey Let me know when you leave. I’ll pick up somethings for your daughters here. Beach water really drys out black hair. It’s best to have it braided then rinse the hair each day if you will be at the beach for several days. Make sure you have a great moisturizing shampoo along with conditioner that restores oil. Let me know and I can pick it up for you. Maybe I’ll start a black hair ministry…lol but I can’t braid!
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Wow Sara thanks so much! I’m so glad that you liked them and got so much cleaning done. I need to do the same thing today!
Noelle thanks a ton and thanks for the hair advice! What fun!
Just another reason why I’m gonna need to get on this bandwagon!
YES Tasha a black hair ministry! You would rock it. We are leaving in June, I’ll let you know!
Loved listening to this! And even more excited to start reading Bird by Bird. Thanks for posting! Loved watching the Restless study and even more fun to hear you recording podcasts!
yes tasha love this site! i’m sure we can find all we are looking for here!
Thanks Melissa! Oh you will love Bird by Bird!
Love this !!!! From one mom to another this is so fun , and true !!! Will be listening all the time ! Keep em’ comin !!! Thanks , it makes my day wonderful !!!!
Really enjoyed your podcast. Gonna go listen to episode 1. Can you link to all the books y’all mentioned? I couldn’t keep up!
Delina – Great idea I might go back and do that!
The best way to enjoy Bossypants is to listen to the audiobook! It’s so funny to hear Tina Fay read it. Same with Mindy kaling’s book.
Jamie, what a sweet breath of fresh air your blog and podcast are!!! Keep podcasting please!! I am beginning a my blogging and writing and (someday podcasting) journey and what you and Jen shared was so incredibly helpful! I love the book suggestions, I love your discipline to simply read as a discipline, I love Jen’s reminder to read comedy! I was at the IF Gathering in February and joined in on the online Restless study–which is how (I think) I found your blog. I so enjoy what you bring to this online community of sisters! Keep writing. Keep podcasting. Keep sharing what you’re reading, into, cooking, eating, etc. I, for one, am loving it. And as an adoptive mama, I look forward to reading the comments about what to do at the beach black hair!! 🙂
Thanks Brenda for all your sweet words!
PSYCH!!! YES! HILARIOUS.
loved this podcast and love both of you!
I enjoyed the podcast! Like others said, it was just kind of like listening in on your conversation. It made kitchen clean-up faster. 🙂 I don’t know if I heard incorrectly, but I thought you said conGLAMerate instead of conglomerate; I laughed in my head about you could coin it as a group of glamorous women. 🙂 It also stuck out to me when you said you are “trying to write.” It left me wondering if there will be a time when you think you are actually writing instead of just trying to. Like if you were validated by something external – book deal or acknowledgment by a known author or something? Does that make sense?
I found your website through Jen’s most recent blog post. You two are so fun to listen to! Thanks for sharing your ‘happy hour’ of chatting – it was a wonderful way to procrastinate from assignment writing. I just sat and pretended like the three of us were the best of friends…only my kids (and maybe me!) are a little older than most of yours. But you won’t mind, right?!
My favourite part – chatting about books. I love books (well, not textbooks…but other books!). Let Jen know *someone* all the way at the bottom of the world read ‘Interrupted’. ‘7’ was so awesome I had to know what happened before that! I really appreciated her story because things have been shifting a lot for me lately and I feel a little less daunted after reading her books.
Great podcast! I have a confession– I listened (and loved it) earlier this week, but have already lost the list of books you guys talked about :(. Any way you could post them or email me a list? Looking forward to next podcast! Thanks!!
Ashley you aren’t the first that has asked for this, so hopefully I can get something up for you all soon! such a great list!
Yes makes perfect sense. I need to quit saying “Trying to write” and say “I write”! Thanks!
I loved this! Most enjoyable hour at the gym in a while. Keep em coming!
Jaime, I stumble upon your podcast via Emily Jones blog. Of course I had to start at the beginning with #1 so I was in the loop! My question is what are the books you read to your children about sex? We have an 8 yr old and I want to be active with “the talk”! Love you podcast and so excited that I have like a whole years worth ahead of me to listen to!!
Hey Jamie! Love the podcasts. I just started listening to your recent podcasts and now I’m going back to the beginnings. Love it! I need some rules for supper club. I want to start one. How many couples, how do yall handle child care, etc? Thanks! And the show is so much fun— keep it up!