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Episode 35: Tiny Houses and Open Arms

Nikki and Erin welcome Rev. Dr. Angela Yarber to continue the conversation on how we #letgo. Angela shares about her experience on Tiny House Nation, her recent journey through grief, and her work through the Holy Women Icons Project. Her unique art project showcases...

Glass Half Full, Season 4: Letting Go

“The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let the dead things go.” ~ Anonymous We are learning to let stuff go. Whether it’s the junk that is cramming up our closets or the silly expectations we place on ourselves, we are learning to Let. It. Go. On this...

Episode 34: Barbecue Chips and Emotional Labor

In this episode, Nikki and Erin talk about the idea of Emotional Labor. What is it like to carry the load of thought, care and attention, and what can we do about it? This episode is part of a series on "Letting Go." What's filling our cup these days is a little...

Episode 32: Finding Glory

Nikki and Erin welcome Native American author Kaitlin Curtice to talk about her upcoming book Glory Happening,  She talks about finding the divine in every day places, discovering her unique voice as a native writer and why she writes letters to the President.  Find...

Episode 31: Get Bored

Summer is here and we have big plans: Get bored. Nikki and Erin talk about how they plan to loosen the schedule and make space for daydreaming. Why would we intentionally let ourselves be bored? What can boredom bring for our children, our creativity, our careers and...

Episode 30: Smash the Name Tags

"I am the girl who loves my island. And the girl who loves the sea. It calls me." Nikki and Erin talk about how showing up to a recent city council meeting had them wrestling with their evangelical roots and cheering on Moana. They talk about going beyond the reef,...

Episode 29: Smash the Snapshots

Nikki and Erin talk about how one video of a family interrupting an interview has us all talking about work/home balance, parenting, gender roles, and more. Would any of us want one snapshot of our real lives to be broadcast across the world? What does a snapshot of...

Episode 28: Smash the Warnings

“She was warned.” In this episode, Nikki and Erin talk about the story that had a lot of us saying “nevertheless.” Beyond politics, they talk through the warnings we receive and the long line of women before us who persisted. Martha Stearns Marshall, Joan Godsey,...

Episode 27: Smash!

Sometimes things need to be smashed. Nikki and Erin talk about things that need to be broken, smashed and swept away, even if the change is messy. In this episode, hear about how they have swept up broken pieces, and found inspiration from writer friends Kaitlin...

Episode 26: More Grace for the Table

Nikki and Erin talk about what they expect to find around their holiday tables in this year when our communities feel so divided and emotions are high. They talk about things they will avoid and rituals that give them strength. They mention the Holderness family...

Episode 25: Making the Space

This is the second part of our conversation with writer Danielle Slaughter in which she shares what she told her young son about understanding his racial identity. Nikki, Erin, and Danielle talk about how we make space for tough conversations across racial divides and...

Episode 24: More Honesty

Special guest Danielle Slaughter of Mamademics shares her story of talking to her son about race in her award winning essay “Mommy, I Black.” In this honest conversation about the ways we understand race, Danielle shares her new course about exposing the three P’s:...

Episode 23: More Reach

The Holy Women Icons Project lifts up "the stories of revolutionary women who are too often overlooked in society or in religious spheres." Angela Yarber talks with us about how we might "draw inspiration from the lives of these women as I canonize them into the...

Episode 22: More for What

In this episode, Erin and Nikki are continue to discuss what #muchmore is all about. They tell stories about the amazing women they know and what #muchmore means to them. They wonder what it means to engage the world more fully. Erin and Nikki want you to join them as...

Episode 21: #MuchMore

Erin and Nikki are so excited to be back for season two when they will talk about all the ways we are #muchmore than we realize. This duo talks about their summers adventures from bike riding to misplacing their mother. They also discuss which one of them has a...

Episode 20: Prone to Wander

A few weeks ago, Nikki attended the Wild Good Festival in Hot Springs, NC. It's a retreat she describes as Woodstock for progressive Christians. The experience has given Nikki and Erin an opportunity to talk about wandering and gathering with those we can learn from....

Episode 19: Looking for Intersections

Nikki and Erin are delighted to welcome the very special guest Nicki Salcedo. An Atlanta native, Nicki is a novelist, blogger, and a working mom. She writes a regular column called Intersections at Decaturish.com and has authored a romance-suspense novel, All...

Episode 18: Finding Home

Today we are talking about what it means to find home and how home is what we all really want to find at the end of the day. We were inspired by Hands Free Mama after she was reminded that when students go to middle school, their biggest concern on the first day of...

Episode 17: Hope In Community

Like it or not, the Church has made us who we are. In honor of Pentecost Sunday, the “birthday” of the Church, Nikki and Erin talk about their experiences of church from childhood until now.  They sometimes cringe but often celebrate the fact that church is part of...

Episode 16: Fierce Love & Mother’s Day

We’re talking about Mother’s Day. The cards we want to send this year acknowledge the fact that Mother’s day brings delight, pain, grief, and frustration for many of our friends. We name the fierce love of mothers that can change the world. We talk about how Mother’s...

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