November 2016 Round-Up: Podcasts & Posts

November 2016 Round-Up: podcasts & posts //

Did you miss something this month? Catch up and get the encouragement your heart needs.


Baby News: My sweet new son, Fisher, was born at home this morning:


In December, look for blogposts once a week– each Monday.

And Season 1 of Mom On Purpose podcasts will be released once a week, every Wednesday, through December 14. I’ve already been recording season 2 interviews, and can’t wait to keep sharing those with you. If you haven’t yet checked it out, I think you’re missing out on something great… I’ve learned so much from these interviews, and many women tell me they’ve been very encouraged. So, please– take this chance to check it out:

PODCASTS (click on the episode title to see the show notes)

  • Ep. 06: Parenting with Unity & Wisdom— (Interview, part 2, with Emily Jensen)– What’s a mom to do when dad approaches discipline differently? Can we get on the same page? And how do we reach out to find the parenting wisdom we desperately need?
  • Ep. 07: Find Joy Amidst the Chaos— (Interview, part 2, with Emily Jensen)– Being Mom means embracing a previously-unexperienced level of chaos, and yet, important questions wait for us in the middle of the messes and noise: where is my identity, what are my responsibilities, and how can I find joy?
  • Ep. 08: Fight Isolation; Choose Family Togetherness— (Interview, part 1, with Kami Crawford)– Many women feel lonely and ill-prepared for the challenges & isolation of motherhood. In almost every other century or place, new moms were surrounded by extended family and a community of women. What can help us navigate this tough season?
  • Ep. 09: Stay Connected as a Family— (Interview, part 2, with Kami Crawford)– It’s easy to talk about staying connected as a family, but actually BEING together– working through conflict, talking about hard things, and staying connected as a couple– has its challenges. As Christian families, how can we make it happen, even though it’s hard?
  • Ep. 10: Organize Your Home & Your Attitude— (Interview with Mystie Winckler)– When you’re the mom, organizing home is an ongoing task. We need to evaluate the attitudes we have toward the work God puts in front of us. How can we stop despising the daily, ongoing work of motherhood?

If you’ve listened to, and enjoyed the podcasts, please head over to iTunes and leave a review. Good, bad, or ugly– every review helps fellow listeners find the podcasts worth listening to!



  • Trusting God With Your Children– by Jess Connell– This month, we had a ladies’ conference at our church with the theme of Trusting God. I spoke on how we can choose to trust God with our children.



Hope this helps you catch up on podcasts or posts you missed this month.

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Jess Connell

Jesus-follower, Happy wife, Mom of 8 neat people. Former world-traveler, now settled in Washington. Host of Mom On Purpose podcast ( I write and wrangle kids.

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8 Responses

  1. Amber says:

    Hi Jess!

    Congrats on Barnabas. We have been blessed with Samuel at about 3:11 this morning!

    Isn’t it absolutely bananas how generous and merciful our Lord is to keep blessing us??

    With Love,


  2. Britt says:

    What a beautiful little man! Congratulations on the arrival of Fisher! You are so blessed. :)

  3. Amy says:

    Congratulations!!!!!! Enjoy your new little blessing!

  4. Jamie Butts says:

    Fisher is precious ?. Praise God!

  5. Gwen says:

    Congratulations! And thank you for sharing all the encouraging posts :-)

  6. Diana says:

    Congratulations!!! Good job, Jess! He’s beautiful!

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