Restoration Home with Jennifer Pepito

In this show we talk about the peaceful path to connected families and restored communities. It’s all about the simple things that we do as women that have the potential to save the world.

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Episode 73 marks the beginning of a four week segment on stewardship. Jennifer and Emelie start with the most basic stewardship, our hormones, specifically progesterone!* 
Progesterone is the hormone that prepares your body for pregnancy at the end of your cycle. When you have enough of it, you should feel calm and nurtured in the days running up to your cycle. But stress, crowded schedules, busy school loads, and trying to do everything can derail our progesterone production. 
Why does this matter? When we don't steward our hormones properly across our cycle, we start using cortisol and adrenals to function. This causes long term stress on our body, reducing our capacity to handle bigger life stressors that come our way because we have used everything up trying to over perform during the progesterone (Luteal Phase) of our cycle. 
Addressing this is about learning micro stewardship of our emotions and progesterone across the cycle.
Micro emotional stewardship is learning to connect with God in the middle of a emotion and ask: 
1. Is this feeling true or is it an emotion that's coming up and related to some old pain or lie about the goodness of God, the love of my husband, or God's sufficiency? (Memorise Psalm 23)
2. Is this feeling something physical–hormonal, exhaustion, poor diet choice, stress?
3. Is my reaction to this feeling going to bring connection or disconnection? 
Progesterone stewardship is learning to identify the foods and care your body needs in the last 10 days of your cycle. 
*None of this is medical advice, nor is it intended to be. 
Episode sponsored by the Peaceful Press!
With Spring around the corner check out the Peaceful Press four week Garden Guide. 
Shop the Peaceful Press Elementary Bundles 
The Peaceful Press Spring Guide and the Peaceful Press Garden Guide 
 In this episode–
Micro stewardship
Progesterone and its role in our moods, emotions, and well being
How to care for and protect your progesterone
Spiritual practices for managing our emotions 
Enjoying the week of rest that progesterone gives us
Dealing with anxiety and fear? Check out Mothering By the Book and the accompanying Study Guide with Emelie Pepito
Looking for more information on hormones:  
Reset Your Hormones with These Foods by Mindy Pelz
Fasting, Hormones, and Menopause
You can learn more about Jennifer here-
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You can learn more about Emelie here-
Emelie’s Instagram
Some Amazon Affiliate Links.

Friday Feb 23, 2024

Imagine sitting down with a cup of coffee in a quiet kitchen, with bread rising, the sunlight dancing over the walls and floor, and flowers blooming in the middle of the table. Then you settle yourself in for a conversation that is equal parts poetry and inspiration. 
That is exactly what episode 72 is with Michelle Garrels. It is a beautiful conversation where Michelle welcomes listeners deep into the process of her and her husbands development of their family life, their homeschooling vision, and the parenting of children as they become young adults. 
Episode sponsored by the Peaceful Press!
With Spring and Spring Holidays around the Corner check out the Peaceful Press resouces and blogs for good literature, engaging ways to celebrate, and the Peaceful Press four week Garden Guide.
St Patricks Day 
The Peaceful Press Spring Guide and the Peaceful Press Garden Guide 
Starting to plan for next year's schooling and looking for tips on how to homeschool?? Check out the Peaceful Press's free How to Start Homeschooling Booklet. 
 In this episode–
Learning to hear from God and being okay with mistakes 
All about the Danish philosophy of Folk Schooling
Raising children are God-sustained
Insight into family done differently 
How resposibility can be opportunity 
Let your children not your feelings be an indicator for how well your family method is working? Are they thriving? Does something need to be adjusted to support them? 
You can learn more about Jennifer here-
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You can learn more about Michelle here-
Michelle's Instagram
Some Amazon Affiliate Links.

Friday Feb 16, 2024

Work is a necessary part of life, and it's not always going to be fun, but we can still raise children who appreciate work and find meaning in it. 
Welcome to episode 71! Join Jennifer and Emelie for a practical conversation about what inspires us to work, tips on raising children who enjoy work, turning new skill acquisition into play, healing from lies that you're only enough if you're working, and so much more!
 
Episode sponsored by the Peaceful Press!
With Spring around the corner check out the Peaceful Press four week Garden Guide. 
Shop the Peaceful Press Elementary Bundles 
The Peaceful Press Spring Guide and the Peaceful Press Garden Guide 
 In this episode–
Rewards should not be a part of our everyday work structure 
Giving your children a vision for their work or someone to serve in the middle of it.
You are more than the work you do!
Creating children who are efficient and happy workers
Teach don't criticise when showing your children new skills 
Check out the Peaceful Press Chore Cards
Looking for more Restoration Home episodes on work: 
Episode 4 with McKenzy Winkler of the Little Farm Folk 
Episode 3 with Emelie Pepito on work and ownership 
Episode 2 with Kristin Dahman on the power of priortisation
You can learn more about Jennifer here-
Jennifer's Instagram
You can learn more about Emelie here-
Emelie’s Instagram
Some Amazon Affiliate Links.

Friday Feb 09, 2024

This week, we are delighted to have Johnna Holmgren join us for Episode 70. She is the creator of Fox Meets Bear, a stunning and inspirational platform for creative, intentional mothers looking for a better path through motherhood. 
Her wisdom, her delight, and the intentionality and joy she has put into creating a beautiful home and embraced motherhood is so inspirational. 
Jennifer and Johnna have an incredible conversation about work and parenting, building a life, the struggles, the joy, and the reality of "the misssion of motherhood". No matter where you are in your parenting or life story this episode has something that is going to ignite a desire in your heart to believe in the divine gift of nurturing a family is something that can be joyful and life giving in the midst of the reality of struggles, overwhelm, and mess. 
Episode sponsored by the Peaceful Press!
With Spring and Spring Holidays around the Corner check out the Peaceful Press resouces and blogs for good literature, engaging ways to celebrate, and the Peaceful Press four week Garden Guide.
Presidents Day 
St Patricks Day 
The Peaceful Press Spring Guide and the Peaceful Press Garden Guide 
 In this episode–
Creating a seasonal family schedule to decide the rhythm, the schedule, and set the intentionality and focus of an upcoming season
Having a vision for your children's work life to help you cope with the mess and chaos of the now and not yet. 
A challenge to mothers to change their mindset around nurturing
Ideas and tips for raising connected children with a purpose 
Check out Johnna's shop for inspiration 
Hunt, Gather, Parent by Michaleen Doucleff
You can learn more about Jennifer here-
Jennifer's Instagram
You can learn more about Johnna here-
Johnna's Instagram
Some Amazon Affiliate Links.

Friday Feb 02, 2024

How do you feel when you're doing the dishes, weeding in the garden, working for a paycheck, folding laundry, paying the bills, making dinner for a close friend you're excited to see, or packing for your dream trip?
Do you know what these things have in common? They are work. But we have very different feelings associated with each one. Dishes, laundry, weeding are alternately exhausting, relaxing, or frustrating. Making dinner for our close friend or a loved one, packing for a dream holiday, it's exhilirating, fun, and a joy. 
In episode 69, Jennifer and Emelie dive down into the mindsets, lies, fears, and feelings we get when it comes to work, how we can change our mindset around the most mundane tasks, and begin to enjoy work as a better part of being alive. 
 
Episode sponsored by the Peaceful Press!
With Spring and Spring Holidays around the Corner check out the Peaceful Press resources and blogs for good literature, engaging ways to celebrate, and the Peaceful Press four week Garden Guide.
Presidents Day 
St Patricks Day 
The Peaceful Press Spring Guide and the Peaceful Press Garden Guide 
 In this episode–
To have work, you must first have been given a gift: the clothes you wear, your children, your spouse, your job, a roof to sleep under, food to cook 
How to change our attitudes around work 
Healthy boundaries are about rhythm of rest and work not making work the enemy of living 
We feel unnoticed and unloved in the endless work, but it matters to God, and God is giving us approval and love in our work 
Ways to heal as you seek to find God’s Design around work
Jennifer's new book Habits for a Sacred Home is now available for pre-order. 
Looking for more Restoration Home episodes on work: 
Episode 4 with McKenzy Winkler of the Little Farm Folk 
Episode 3 with Emelie Pepito on work and ownership 
Episode 2 with Kristin Dahman on the power of priortisation
You can learn more about Jennifer here-
Jennifer's Instagram
You can learn more about Emelie here-
Emelie’s Instagram
Some Amazon Affiliate Links.

Friday Jan 26, 2024

It is such a delight to have Sarah Mackenzie on the Restoration Home Podcast. Her mission with Read-Aloud-Revival, her joy, deep thoughtfulness, and her passion for curating her home. 
We're so glad you're here for episode 68! It's all about how we create connection with our children, protecting them from age inappropriate media and news, creating standards within our homes, and continuing relationships with older children. Finally, Sarah has some beautiful thoughts on control and faith in our parenting. 
Episode sponsored by the Peaceful Press!
With Spring and Spring Holidays around the Corner check out the Peaceful Press resouces and blogs for good literature, engaging ways to celebrate, and the Peaceful Press four week Garden Guide.
Presidents Day 
St Patricks Day 
The Peaceful Press Spring Guide and the Peaceful Press Garden Guide 
 In this episode–
Recognising our role as a mother and the limits and responsibilities of motherhood 
Mothering through the curation of the books, media, music, and distractions we let pass in front of our children
Your home is the centre of your universe and there is no place more important
Domestic Monastary: Creating a Spiritual Life at Home by Ronald Rolheiser 
The Read Aloud Family is a primer on creating long lasting connections with your children
If you're looking for great, living children's stories check out Sarah's beautiful picture books at Waxwing Books
You can learn more about Jennifer here-
Jennifer's Instagram
You can learn more about Sarah here-
Sarah's Instagram and website
Some Amazon Affiliate Links.

Friday Jan 19, 2024

Sally Clarkson is a dear friend and long awaited guest of the podcast. Her long years of mothering, and her pursuit of sacred living for mind, body and spirit, has made her an enduring motherhood figure.
In episode 67, she joins Jennifer to talk about planting a flag in the ground of your heart that says: from this point forward, I will no longer listen to lies, I will no longer live according to my fears, but according to the goodness of God, and His truth. 
There is more than just symbolism to this gesture though. There is planning, and dreaming and executing the vision of what that might look like for your unique life. Jennifer and Sally talk about how to go about planting that flag, and creating a vision and course of action to support a life that is lived bravely, gently, and in truth. 
Episode sponsored by the Peaceful Press!
With Spring and Spring Holidays around the Corner check out the Peaceful Press resouces and blogs for good literature, engaging ways to celebrate, and the Peaceful Press four week Garden Guide.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Presidents Day 
St Patricks Day 
The Peaceful Press Spring Guide and the Peaceful Press Garden Guide 
 In this episode–
Identifying that not every thought is truth
Creating a vision for your life and your home
Realising that the world is not your responsibilty, and while we're called to steward our children, our lives, our marriages, the outcome is God's responsibility
The journey of motherhood requires community in the trenches 
When it comes to our older children, there comes a time when we choose to release our expectations and learn to love and accept them "beginning, middle, and end."
Two of our favourite books by Sally are Different and Awakening Wonder 
Check out Jennifer's new book Habits for a Sacred Home available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes and Noble
You can learn more about Jennifer here-
Jennifer's Instagram
You can learn more about Sally here-
Sally's Instagram and website
Some Amazon Affiliate Links.

Friday Jan 12, 2024

Have you ever tried a therapist or counsellor and walked away feeling more empty, anxious or simply that things are not improving? In the process of creating a restoration home, do you feel alone, or like you are bearing the weight of it? Do you feel like you are swinging wildly between parenting styles as you try your hardest day after day to give your children the best childhood and parenting possible? 
Welcome to Episode 66 of the Restoration Home Community! We are so excited about the content of this episode. It's deeply practical, and after talking about becoming healthier, more at peace, whole and restored over the last year, Jason VanRuler offers easy to follow steps for accessing support in the process. 
Jason VanRuler is a Licensed Therapist and author of "Get Past Your Past". He is also a husband and father and we are delighted to have him on this weeks episode. 
Episode sponsored by the Peaceful Press!
With Spring and Spring Holidays around the Corner check out the Peaceful Press resouces and blogs for good literature, engaging ways to celebrate, and the Peaceful Press four week Garden Guide.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Presidents Day 
St Patricks Day 
The Peaceful Press Spring Guide and the Peaceful Press Garden Guide 
 In this episode–
Creating a personal criteria as you look for a therapist or counsellor 
Choosing the best support team for your past experience and future goals
A parents job is to coach their children into preparedness not carry them across the finish line of adulthood
The importance of being really honest with yourself about where you are getting stuck in your growth 
Building better habits to maintain breakthrough
Check out Ryan's book "Get Past Your Past" 
"The Body Keeps the Score" by Bessel van der Kolk
Check out Jennifer's new book "Habits for a Sacred Home" available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes and Noble
You can learn more about Jennifer here-
Jennifer's Instagram
You can learn more about Jason here-
Jason's Instagram
Some Amazon Affiliate Links.

Friday Jan 05, 2024

It's the beginning of 2024, and we are opening The Restoration Home Community. We are so excited for this next year of habit building and community. 
"Why" you might ask. Well, habits, community, looking your children in the eye, a few more family dinners is about more than a nicer life or happier children, a cleaner house, more time to exercise. These are all parts of building something beautiful and sustaining that can carry ourselves and our families through whatever lies ahead. 
In preparation for the community and podcast line up for 2024, Jennifer and Emelie came together to talk about community, restoration, and how you can save the world by eating dinner as a family. But ultimately, we're excited about how growing habits of thankfulness, prayer, quiet can bring us closer to God and bring greater wholeness to our day to day lives.   
Episode sponsored by the Peaceful Press!
Check out our Elementary Bundles to provide your child with a strong foundation in creativity, living stories, science, and history.
The Kind Kingdom Volume 1 and Volume 2
The Playful Pioneers Volume 1 and Volume 2
Precious People Volume 1
We are now selling a printed version of the Peaceful Preschool.
Find the beautiful Peaceful Press Cookbook on Amazon!! 
 In this episode–
We can't save the world by changing our behaviour and nor our hearts
The simplest things, like eating dinner as a family can have a huge impact. 
Habits are things best built within community which is why we are so excited about the Restoration Home Community
Pre-order Jennifer's new book Habits for a Sacred Home 
The Two Weeks to a Happier Homeschool resource
The Peaceful Life Workshop
You can learn more about Jennifer here-
Jennifer's Instagram
You can learn more about Emelie here-
Emelie’s Instagram
Some Amazon Affiliate Links.

Friday Dec 29, 2023

How can the principles of a Charlotte Mason education help you love God and create an elevated wholesome family?
Charlotte Mason wrote of education, "We allow no separation to grow up between the intellectual and 'spiritual' life of children...". The unity between a child's spiritual growth and their intellectual development has led Jennifer, over the years, to create the Peaceful Press and with her husband, curate a home environment that focuses on "whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy...".(Phil 4:8)
But what does the home environment have to do with education? What do we mean when we talk about not separating a child's spiritual life from their education? 
In this solo episode, Jennifer does a delightful and well researched job of explaining the philosophy behind the Peaceful Press education method, and its role in restoration. 
Finally, we are so excited to announce that the Restoration Home Community is NOW OPEN. Join Jennifer for a year of habit building through Jennifer's new book "Habits for a Sacred Home". One thing we have learned is that community is so important for growing in our habits and acheiving our goals, and we're excited to build community around sacred habits in 2024. 
Episode sponsored by the Peaceful Press!
Check out our Elementary Bundles to provide your child with a strong foundation in creativity, living stories, science, and history.
The Kind Kingdom Volume 1 and Volume 2
The Playful Pioneers Volume 1 and Volume 2
Precious People Volume 1
We are now selling a printed version of the Peaceful Preschool.
Find the beautiful Peaceful Press Cookbook on Amazon!! 
 In this episode–
A Charlotte Mason Education
Why we love beautiful literature  
Setting the atmosphere of your home 
How to curate what comes into your home, including where your main focus is
Looking for a course on homeschooling: check out the The Peaceful Path to a Living Education 
The Two Weeks to a Happier Homeschool resource
The Peaceful Life Workshop
You can learn more about Jennifer here-
Jennifer's Instagram
 

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