Episode 100: Updates from Our Favorite Guests

You guys… I’ve done 1-0-0 episodes!!! What?!?!? How did that happen? When I launched last January, I seriously thought only my mom and closest friends would listen, and that would have been fine. But I feel so honored that you have followed along as I have figured out how to host a podcast.

There have been so many interviews over the past year that have really made me think and see things differently. No matter whether I can truly relate to their story or not, I find that the lessons they share from their own experiences are truly universal. In honor of the 100th episode, I wanted to bring back a couple of guests that were well loved by you guys! It was hard to pick just a couple, but I’m excited to give you an update from some of our past guests.



Processed with VSCO with g1 preset

First up, Danielle Stepp, an Extraordinary Mom of the Month Award winner. Danielle and I had never met before, but I’m so thankful to call her my friend now. Her battle with breast cancer was truly heroic and between her optimism and her country twang, what’s not to love about Danielle. Let’s see how she’s doing since we last chatted. Oh, and if you want to learn more about her journey, she’s put it all into a blog that you can find HERE.


Next up is Jessica Gee (episode 23), of the Bucket List Family. The last time we chatted they were a few months into their world travels with their two little ones, and now it’s been a year! She and I will chat about where they’ve been, favorite memories, humanitarian service, and what’s next for their family. She’s always such a delight to talk with. Enjoy this update. And for even more on their family you can follow them on Instagram or watch their amazing weekly videos on YouTube.

View More: http://shutterdarlingphotography.pass.us/stlouis-finley

The last time I spoke with Christina Smallwood (episode 62), she was months away from her daughter Finley receiving a life changing surgery for her Cerebral Palsy. Well, Finley had the surgery and they are back home recovering. Today, Christina will share how the operation went and what the future looks like for her sweet girl. And as always, she’s great about posting darling matching photos of her with Finley on her Instagram or on her website. She also mentions how the book, “Uninvited,” really impacted her.


Remember how the last time I spoke with Heather Avis (episode 21) she said she has a book coming out in the spring of ’17? Well, that very book, “The Lucky Few”, is now available for pre-order and I’m so excited to talk with her about it today. I also get caught up on how Macy, Truly, and August are all doing. And if you don’t already, do yourself a favor and follow her on Instagram because her kids’ dance moves are unbeatable!


And finally, I’ve had several guests on now to discuss their infertility journey, but Jenica Parcell’s episode stands out to me because not only did her IVF work at last, but she ended up with twins! At the time of the interview (episode 8), she was still pregnant, but on today’s interview we will chat about how she is doing now that Goldie and Harris are here!!!! They are the absolute cutest and Jenica is truly thriving in her role as a mom. Excited to hear this update from her home. Check her out on Instagram to follow their journey.

Thank you so much for joining me every week on the podcast. It’s such a joy putting together these episodes for you and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year!


This show is sponsored in part by Audible. If you love podcasts, you will love listening to books through Audible. Click on this link to get a free 30 day trial and a FREE BOOK. Audible has an incredible selection of books you’ve been dying to read but haven’t had the chance yet! Audible saves your place, so it’s easy to start and stop throughout the day. Some of my favorites include: “Present Over Perfect”, “Rising Strong”, “Daring Greatly”, “Freakanomics” and  Rachel Hollis’ book series starting with “Party Girl”. Make sure to click through my link and that will help support the podcast. Thanks!

Connect with Jessica:



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *