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 Dec 01, 2023

I was recently in San Francisco, and I drove from the airport to Poplar Beach in Half Moon Bay. The change as I moved closer to the ocean, the expanses of green, the hills, the empty space, I could feel myself starting to breathe again. You might not be fortunate enough to live in an area where you can walk barefoot on the beach in December, but no matter what climate you live in, Episode 59 is full of beautiful ways to enjoy and observe the quiet and rest found in nature across the Holiday season. 
Lynn Seddon of Raising Little Shoots and the guide Exploring Nature with Children joins Jennifer Pepito to talk about creating a natural Christmas. How we can use the flora and fauna around us to bring seasonal nature into our homes, how it can bring connection, quiet our souls in a rushed season through multidimensional sensory input, and fill our homes with the beauty of the winter season. 
 
Episode sponsored by the Peaceful Press!
Looking for ways to celebrate and enjoy the beauty of the holidays? Check out our Christmas Vol. 1 and 2, and the Unearthing Wonder Advent Guide.
Also, we have a brand new Peaceful Press Holiday Book Flood: 25 Day Picture Book Advent Guide to enjoy! 
Check out our free Ten Day Connection Challenge 
 In this episode–
Lynn Seddon on decorating with nature
The importance of multi-sensory activities
Modeling for our children the lifestyle and priorities we wish to instill in them
Creative ways to enjoy the outdoors in the winter season 
Check out the Phrenology Wheel and "Exploring Nature with Children"
You can learn more about Jennifer here-
Jennifer's Instagram
You can learn more about Gayle Boss here-
Lynn's Instagram
Some Amazon Affiliate Links.

Friday Nov 24, 2023

Welcome to Episode 58! Jennifer Pepito talks with Audrey Roloff about nurturing marriage and living with vision.
They chat about the power of marriage mentors, a written vision, and letters to encourage your spouse.
We loved learning about nurturing a marriage in this episode. 
 
Episode sponsored by the Peaceful Press!
Check out the Christmas Guide Vol 1 or Vol 2.
Use the Unearthing Wonder Advent Guide to set aside time to encounter God this holiday season.
Check out our newest holiday resource, The Peaceful Press Book Flood!
We are now selling a printed version of the Peaceful Preschool.
Find the beautiful Peaceful Press Cookbook on Amazon!! 
 In this episode–
Creating a written record of your love.
The power of dreaming as a couple
The importance of finding marriage parents.
Memories of Christmas Journal from Audrey Roloff
You can learn more about Jennifer here-
Jennifer's Instagram
You can learn more about Audrey here-
Audrey's Instagram
Some Amazon Affiliate Links.

Friday Nov 17, 2023

Welcome to Episode 57! Jennifer Pepito and Emelie Pepito answer questions from our Peaceful Press and Restoration Home Community. 
They covers ideas for beginner homemakers, applying the Charlotte Mason Education to a stress free holiday season, and much more.
We loved your questions and the conversation they inspired in this episode. 
 
Episode sponsored by the Peaceful Press!
Check out the Christmas Guide Vol 1 or Vol 2.
Use the Unearthing Wonder Advent Guide to set aside time to encounter God this holiday season.
Check out our newest holiday resource, The Peaceful Press Book Flood!
We are now selling a printed version of the Peaceful Preschool.
Find the beautiful Peaceful Press Cookbook on Amazon!! 
 In this episode–
Creating a home versus creating an instagram staging ground
First generation homemakers? It's not hard, just enjoy the journey 
Home education the Charlotte Mason way
How to use the Peaceful Press Christmas Material 
Why a little goes a long way in our teaching
A Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola 
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 Nov 10, 2023

As deep cold and long nights approach, the painted turtle burrows deep, stills its breathing, and disappears into quietude for 6 months. It was the story of the Painted Turtle's waiting period that first inspired Gayle Boss to create the All Creation Waits book that inspired the Peaceful Press's Unearthing Wonder Advent Guide. 
Now we welcome Gayle Boss onto Restoration Home for a conversation about the inspiration and birth of "All Creation Waits". Gayle talks about waiting, about seasonal depression not as something shameful, but as the bodies response to the season and the need to cuddle in, to still the whirl of activity we dwell amidst, and let our souls rest. 
Sometimes, you wake up and suddenly realise your soul is heavy and so often we'll medicate that heaviness, when we need to clear the deck to let ourselves sink deep into the mud like a painted turtle and experience deep quiet. 
In this season, what would leaning into rest look for you? What does your soul need, what does the heartbeat of your family need? 
Episode sponsored by the Peaceful Press!
Looking for ways to celebrate and enjoy the beauty of the holidays? Check out our Christmas Vol. 1 and 2, and the Unearthing Wonder Advent Guide.
Also, we have a brand new Peaceful Press Holiday Book Flood: 25 Day Picture Book Advent Guide to enjoy! 
Check out our free Ten Day Connection Challenge 
 In this episode–
Gayle Boss's story behind All Creation Waits
Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder as a normal response to drastically changing seasons
The role of nature study in winter and how it can continue to settle us and bring us into the presence of God. 
All Creation Waits and All Creation Waits Children's Edition are beautiful books to enjoy Advent with our companion guide, "Unearthing Wonder"
You can learn more about Jennifer here-
Jennifer's Instagram
You can learn more about Gayle Boss here-
Gayle's Website
Some Amazon Affiliate Links.

Friday Nov 03, 2023

In this episode, Jennifer Pepito and Emelie Pepito have a mother-daughter conversation about parenting. As a family, Scott and Jennifer practiced and researched many parenting approaches across 30 years and 7 children. While the parenting methods may have changed, their love for their children, and their intentionality were steadfast. 
Episode 55 is a deep, personal, and tender look at what parenting is and isn't and how to seek restoration rather than perfection for ourselves and our children. Finally, you are who your children need and sometimes it's the less-than-perfect areas in our lives that equip our children in ways we maybe couldn't imagine. 
Episode sponsored by the Peaceful Press!
Check out the Christmas Guide Vol 1 or Vol 2.
Use the Unearthing Wonder Advent Guide to set aside time to encounter God this holiday season.
Check out our newest holiday resource, The Peaceful Press Book Flood!
We are now selling a printed version of the Peaceful Preschool!! 
Find the beautiful Peaceful Press Cookbook on Amazon!! 
 In this episode–
Scott and Jennifer's parenting adventure
Parenting with intentionality 
What a parent is and what they aren't 
The most important thing you can do for your children is grow and heal as an individual
You are who your children need 
Parents are stewards, not owners
Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne 
Check out Mothering by the Book by Jennifer Pepito
Download our free connection challenge to jump start better behavior and a more peaceful home.
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 Oct 27, 2023

Cameras clicking, children laughing, turkey roasting, presents yet to be wrapped, quietude of "silent night, holy night". The holidays are a magical moment of our year, where we set aside time and energy to celebrate, remember, enjoy, and connect with family and friends. Yet in all that beauty, it's often a time when stress, past hurt, present pain, the desire to create something magical for our spouse, children, loved ones, and dirty laundry can become a monumental practice exacerbating lies we believe about ourselves, God, and our ability to be connect and be present with those who really matter.
Join Joy Prouty, author of Practicing Presence and Jennifer Pepito to talk about how the process of becoming present creates connection, and offers restorative practices for engaging in the difficult tasks of life. With both practical steps for stepping back from the madness to find the beauty, return to present, and capture the moment, as well as a gentle understanding of how stressful life can be, but how good and sufficient God is, this episode is a perfect forerunner to the holidays and the rest of your life. 
Enjoy!!  
Episode sponsored by the Peaceful Press!
Looking for ways to celebrate and enjoy the beauty of the holidays? Check out our Christmas Vol. 1 and 2, and the Unearthing Wonder Advent Guide.
Also, we have a brand new Peaceful Press Holiday Book Flood: 25 Day Picture Book Advent Guide to enjoy! 
Check out our free Ten Day Connection Challenge 
 In this episode–
The four steps to practicing presence in 30 seconds
Joy's midwifery of photo taking, capturing memories, and enjoying the moment
The 20 second memory rule for creating and sustaining poignant moments
The beauty of setting intentions that are lifegiving over the lies we tell ourselves: "I'm not a good "mom", "wife", "friend", "sister."" becomes "I am sufficient for this life because Christ has promised that in our weakness He is strong." 
Embracing our capabilities and being gentle with our limitations
Do read Joy's book Practicing Presence: A Mother's Guide to Savoring Life through the Photos You're Already Taking
You can learn more about Jennifer here-
Jennifer's Instagram
You can learn more about Joy Prouty here-
Joy's Instagram and on her website
Some Amazon Affiliate Links.

Friday Oct 20, 2023

Abbie Halberstadt is the author of M is for Mama and Hard is Not the Same as Bad joins Jennifer Pepito for a timely conversation about "hard": hard family relations, hard pasts, hard parenting days, and doing "hard" in a culture that wants easy. 
 Often we are looking for ways to minimise or fix our life, so that it's simple, organised, smooth, life giving, wholesome, or brings us joy. But there are many hard things we cannot change, like the people we work with, stressful holiday interactions, days when our children are unsettled, bad news.
Abbie brings a beautiful, God-filled perspective to "hard" from her own life as she and Jennifer talk about all of the things that we encouter on the daily, and finding God in the midst of it. It is an incredible, refreshing conversation that reminds us that with God we are more than capable to live fully in the midst of hard things. 
Episode sponsored by the Peaceful Press!
Looking for ways to celebrate and enjoy the beauty of the holidays? Check out our Christmas Guides Vol. 1 and 2, and the Unearthing Wonder Advent Guide. 
Find the beautiful Peaceful Press Cookbook on Amazon!! 
 In this episode–
Doing hard things as a counter-cultural movement 
Abbie's story
Learning to set the right kind of boundaries with family
A mother's mindfulness and the path to wholeness 
Leaving a legacy of intentionality rather than perfection 
Check out M is for Mama and Hard is Not the Same Thing as Bad by Abbie Halberstadt 
You can learn more about Jennifer here-
Jennifer's Instagram
You can learn more about Abbie Halberstadt here-
Abbie Halberstadt's Instagram
Some Amazon Affiliate Links.

Friday Oct 13, 2023

Autumn colours are coming into their full beauty, and we're getting close to the Holiday Season! So, join Jennifer Pepito for a beautiful work along on how to plan and enjoy the Holiday Season in a way that brings restoration, peace, and pure joy.
In Ep. 52, Jennifer leads you through her Holiday Planner to create a simple, and enjoyable game plan to take the stress out of the holidays. Finally, in the second part of the episode, Jennifer takes us deep into her own story of seeing God restore experiences from childhood that continued to bring up pain, discontent, and cause stress at Christmas time. 
This episode is full of personal stories, ideas for gifts, and helpful tips on simplifying and thriving in what can be an intense and emotional season. It is such a beautiful listen. 
Episode sponsored by the Peaceful Press!
Looking for ways to celebrate and enjoy the beauty of the holidays? Check out our Christmas Guides Vol. 1 and 2, and the Unearthing Wonder Advent Guide. 
Find the beautiful Peaceful Press Cookbook on Amazon!! 
In this episode:
Jennifer's personal story of restored Christmas
Making a plan for the Holidays  
A simple gift guide for your family 
The Peaceful Press Christmas Planning Sheets 
Great Christmas Stories
The Peaceful Press Christmas Gift Guides
Check out All Creation Waits and the Peaceful Press accompanying Advent Guide, Unearthing Wonder
All Creations Waits–Young Children's Version
You can learn more about Jennifer here-
Jennifer's Instagram
Episode sponsored by The Peaceful Press. Create connection through our literature based resources. 
Some Amazon Affiliate Links.

Friday Oct 06, 2023

Living with purpose isn't easy, but when we make a decision to live a vision and go after it whole heartedly, we create a legacy. 
Join Jennifer and Mary Heffernan author of The Hands On Ranch Book as they talk about Mary and Brian's vision and dedication to building Five Mary’s Farm with their four daughters. 
The podcast covers the ins and outs of an extreme big vision, like selling out of your Silicon Valley lifestyle and heading for a ranch. But Mary combines her experience, and the gift it’s been to her daughters with practical ways to start living on purpose and giving small children vision in everyday ways. 
Episode sponsored by the Peaceful Press!
Looking for ways to celebrate and enjoy the beauty of the holidays? Check out our Christmas Guides Vol. 1 and 2, and the Unearthing Wonder Advent Guide. 
Find the beautiful Peaceful Press Cookbook on Amazon!! 
 In this episode–
Mary and Brian Heffernan's story
Your children are capable of more than they think 
Living for a bigger picture
Establishing our values, and then comitting to them, friction comes when we keep looking back for old pleasures or old lifestyles when we've comitted to something we believe will be better in the long run
Check out Mary's book and website!! 
You can learn more about Jennifer here-
Jennifer's Instagram
You can learn more about Mary Heffernan here-
Mary Heffernan's Instagram
Some Amazon Affiliate Links.

Friday Sep 29, 2023

Meltdowns around the Christmas tree or heart melting home scenes? Christmas carolling, and a long winter evening with your family, or shuttling, and bustling from place to place? 
Why do we celebrate, what do we celebrate, how do we celebrate? 
When God gave the Israelites feasts, He gave them whys and hows. As a family, Jennifer and Scott Pepito spent time as their family grew and changed to create intentional sacred holidays that fueled family connection, time with God, and life giving rythms. 
Join Jennifer and Emelie for another mother-daughter conversation about traditions, rhythms, making room for God, and being creative and introspective in setting up holidays. 
Episode sponsored by the Peaceful Press!
Check out the Christmas Guide Vol 1 or Vol 2.
Use the Unearthing Wonder Advent Guide to set aside time to encounter God this holiday season.
We are now selling a printed version of the Peaceful Preschool!! 
Find the beautiful Peaceful Press Cookbook on Amazon!! 
 In this episode–
Holidays don't have to be exhausting
What can you change, what do you want to keep, what is important for your future 
What are some holidays you can create for just your family
Build traditions that you can keep consistently and that bring you joy 
Knowing why you celebrate what you celebrate and keeping thinks simple makes a place for connection with others and space to encounter God when we're not frantically busy. 
Understanding that in the elementary years, sometimes input is more important than output when we're educating 
Workbooks teach your children to regurgitate information whilst engaging them in great literature, narration, and formulating ideas creates life long learners
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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