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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Episodes

Friday Apr 05, 2024

Christie Purifoy author of the Seedtime and Harvest joins Jennifer Pepito for an inspiring conversation on what gardening can teach us about parenting and our prayer life.
What does parenting and gardening have in common? So much! 
 
Episode sponsored by the Peaceful Press!
Pre-order Jennifer's new book Habits for a Sacred Home and get access to exclusive bonuses. 
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–
The process of becoming a gardener
How gardening teaches us to pray
Simple techniques to start growing your garden 
Keeping prayer cards for our children
Understanding prayer as a process not a one and done exchange between us and God
Check out Christie's latest book Seedtime and Harvest and her beautiful website for more books and inspiration from the garden. 
You can learn more about Jennifer here–
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You can learn more about Christie Purifoy here–
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Friday Mar 29, 2024

“For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.” – Teresa of Ávila
Welcome to episode 77. Jennifer and Emelie come together to talk about prayer. Prayer is a habit essential to our walk as mothers. We are entrusted with the care of souls, and how can we do that without constant communion with God? 
Not only that, but our Christian faith gives us open access to a loving God who speaks to us as individuals and the body of Christ, encourages, exhorts, guides us in our daily decisions, comforts us in our stress and distress, and is a "very present help in trouble." (Psalm 46:1) 
Episode sponsored by the Peaceful Press!
Pre-order Jennifer's new book Habits for a Sacred Home and get access to exclusive bonuses. 
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. 
Shop the Peaceful Press Elementary Bundles 
The Peaceful Press Spring Guide and the Peaceful Press Garden Guide 
 In this episode–
Stories of prayer in Mexico with Jennifer and Emelie
Why we might not be hearing from God 
Letting go of bitterness and fear 
Our desparate need for prayer as mothers
The beauty of prayer 
Abba's Child by Brennan Manning 
Seven Easy Tips for Personal Prayer by Fr Ronald Rolheiser 
You can learn more about Jennifer here-
Jennifer's Instagram
You can learn more about Emelie here-
Emelie’s Instagram
Some Amazon Affiliate Links.

Saturday Mar 23, 2024

Lyndsey Mimnagh, founder of the Treehouse Schoolhouse, joins Jennifer Pepito in episode 76 for an in-depth look into doing busy well, the cost of community, as well as the benefit and so much more. 
 
Episode sponsored by the Peaceful Press!
Pre-order Jennifer's new book Habits for a Sacred Home and get access to exclusive bonuses. 
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–
Articulating the vision for connection in education 
Busy and full seasons are a part of life and it's possible to navigate them well and maintain connection with our children 
Conflict and dissapointment are a natural part of close healthy community, it's how we navigate it that matters. 
The importance of creating community committments and guidelines
Check out the beautiful Treehouse Schoolhouse
You can learn more about Jennifer here-
Jennifer's Instagram
You can learn more about Lyndsey Mimnagh and the Treehouse schoolhouse here-
Lyndsey's Instagram and website 
Some Amazon Affiliate Links.

Friday Mar 15, 2024

Ruth Chou Simons the creator of Gracelaced and author of books such as GraceLaced: Discovering Timeless Truths Through Seasons of the Heart and Pilgrim joins Jennifer Pepito for Episode 75. 
Ruth dives deep into the many years that went into building her company, the minutes and hours stolen here and there that led to Gracelaced, and the hours of laundry folding that built the deep reservoirs that have gone into her many books and devotionals. After this episode, laundry has never sounded so holy. 
Finally, the dreams that God has placed on your heart are not lost in the now because your "someday is made up of 1000s of right nows." –Ruth Chou Simons 
Episode sponsored by the Peaceful Press!
Pre-order Jennifer's new book Habits for a Sacred Home and get access to exclusive bonuses. 
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–
Ruth Chou's personal story and building Gracelaced 
Seeing your children as individuals not just a unit
Big changes are built on little decisions and 15 minutes of time well used 
The power of having a deep reservoir of experience, wisdom, God time, and life lived before you launch into a ministry 
Creating a phone tower to make room for connection 
Pre-order Now and Not Yet by Ruth Chou Simons 
Check out her books When Strivings Cease and Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship
You can learn more about Jennifer here-
Jennifer's Instagram
You can learn more about Ruth Chou Simons here-
Ruth's Instagram and website 
Some Amazon Affiliate Links.

Friday Mar 08, 2024

If you were dropped into an alpine meadow with a large picnic hamper full of C.S. Lewisesque fruits and foods, and your children, would you have the most delicious day of your life? Imagine this meadow has a stream, and you don't have a phone or a computer; it's you and your children in the most pristine and quiet setting imaginable. 
Would you have the best day of your life? Or would the silence and spacious emptiness of such a day make you feel uneasy? Do you think something important might not be getting done? For me, the thought of having such an unproductive day fills me with a low level of anxiety. 
What if in our busyness and overstimulation, we are missing an invitation to connect with Jesus? What if there is a level of Shalom on offer for our homes that requires us to prioritise empty space in our daily lives? 
Welcome to episode 74 with Kimberly June Miller, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. We've talked so much about becoming healthier as parents across the Restoration Home Podcast and I love this conversation because it is full of practical advice and compassion for parents. 
Episode sponsored by the Peaceful Press!
Pre-order Jennifer's new book Habits for a Sacred Home and get access to exclusive bonuses. 
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–
Taking the path to healing 
Understanding our responses to our childrens emotions. 
The Biblical basis for inner healing 
One of the first steps towards healing is beginning to identify how you're filling your down time to avoid the spaciousness of your thoughts and feelings. 
Your children will respond to your inner emotions as much as your outer behaviour so creating a peaceful home means keeping space in our daily lives to identify and heal our inner emotional landscape with Jesus. 
Check out Allison Cook and Kimberly Miller's book Boundaries for Your Soul 
Bessel van der Kolk The Body Keeps the Score
Being There: Why Prioritising Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters by Erica Komisar
You can learn more about Jennifer here-
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You can learn more about Kimberly here-
Kimberly's Instagram
Some Amazon Affiliate Links.

Friday Mar 01, 2024

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-
Jennifer's Instagram
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-
Jennifer's Instagram
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.

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