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This is the Home-Ec class you wish you'd taken in school. Co-hosts Graham Smith and Kirsten Dunlap are two moms on a mission to help others create elegant, livable, welcoming homes. Join them as they interview experts, tackle specific challenges, and share their homemaking fails and successes. Real families, real budgets, real homes. Welcome Home! ***ON TEMPORARY HIATUS DUE TO COVID 19*** WILL RETURN WITH NEW EPISODES THIS FALL!

This is the Home-Ec class you wish you'd taken in school. Co-hosts Graham Smith and Kirsten Dunlap are two moms on a mission to help others create elegant, livable, welcoming homes. Join them as they interview experts, tackle specific challenges, and share their homemaking fails and successes. Real families, real budgets, real homes. Welcome Home! ***ON TEMPORARY HIATUS DUE TO COVID 19*** WILL RETURN WITH NEW EPISODES THIS FALL!

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This is the Home-Ec class you wish you'd taken in school. Co-hosts Graham Smith and Kirsten Dunlap are two moms on a mission to help others create elegant, livable, welcoming homes. Join them as they interview experts, tackle specific challenges, and share their homemaking fails and successes. Real families, real budgets, real homes. Welcome Home! ***ON TEMPORARY HIATUS DUE TO COVID 19*** WILL RETURN WITH NEW EPISODES THIS FALL!

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English


Episodes

The Corony Awards! The Official Quarantine Awards Ceremony of the Welcome Home Podcast. Episode 170

4/9/2020
Move over Oscar's, Tony's, Emmy's, Grammys, and Golden Globes, and join us as we honor the best and the brightest stars of our new social distancing lifestyle! Today on Welcome Home, we're looking for the silver lining in the middle of the Corona Virus Quarantine. We're taking a break from real news, sadness, sickness, and worry to celebrate many unexpected features of life under quarantine. SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: SKYLIGHT FRAME Skylight Frames offer photo frames you can email photos to— any...

Duration:01:03:20

De-Cluttering During the Quarantine: Creating a Clutter Free House While We're Staying Home. Episode 169

3/26/2020
When we taped this episode almost a month ago, we never could have imagined we'd be all be where we are today. However, in our quest to look on the bright side of things, we think this episode is actually quite timely. Join hosts Kirsten and Graham as we chat with Kathi Lipp, author of The Clutter Free Home and host of The Clutter Free Academy Podcast. We’ll learn the psychology behind why casting off unneeded items can be so freeing and we'll give you practical questions to help you decide...

Duration:00:58:34

DIY -We Dare You! A "Welcome Home" Look at the World of Home Improvement. Episode 168

3/12/2020
Today on Welcome Home we’re chatting with the hosts of the Your Home Story podcast, Suzannah Stanley and Ashley Mayes. These ladies are experts at DIY on a lean budget. Join host Kirsten & Graham as we learn how to not be scared of a sledgehammer and grout, how to improve our homes without spending a single penny, and why children should be involved in fixing up their own rooms. Plus.... what tasks even pro-diyers are willing to outsource, a closer look at which state really has the ultimate...

Duration:01:00:17

Let's Face It, We're a Little Quirky! Episode 167

2/27/2020
Definition of Quirky: Characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits.. "Her sense of humor was decidedly quirky" Today on Welcome Home, we’re getting honest about just how quirky we might really be. Join hosts Kirsten & Graham as we chat about all the strange and unexpected little things we do that others may find just a tad bit peculiar? (Or perhaps you'll be nodding right along?) Plus, an important discussion about why blowing "hot poop air" around a small room is simply not for us, the...

Duration:00:53:29

We Miss Radio Shack! A Non-Techy Look at the Technology We Can't Live Without! Episode 167

2/13/2020
Join hosts Kirsten & Graham as we chat about which devices and apps help our homes and lives to run more smoothly. From wearable tech to smart homes to how we feed our families, we're diving into what has become "can't live without!" and what's just "one more thing to charge!" Plus, the kids’ tech that changed our children's lives, the app that saved Kirsten’s dinner, and how it would have been the perfect murder cover up… if only the ring doorbell hadn’t been watching. All that and more on...

Duration:01:00:20

"Didn't you take care of that?" How we divide the labor in our households. Episode 166

1/30/2020
Today on Welcome Home, we’re asking the question… "Who’s job is that anyway?" We’re breaking down all the little" to do’s" that need to get done to run a household, and we're figuring out who actually does them. Plus, why we NEVER make bacon wearing a freshly washed bathrobe, Kirsten’s sushi eating dog, and exactly how many months Graham spent walking by a booger stuck to her wall. Sponsor Spotlight: BETTER HELP BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. With BetterHelp you can get help...

Duration:00:56:42

How to Reinvent Yourself (Without Blowing up your Whole Life!) Episode 165

1/16/2020
Today on Welcome Home, we’re chatting with Mary Laura Philpot, bestselling author of I Miss You When I Blink , the hilarious memoir about motherhood, incremental life change, and finding the antidote to the monotony of the daily grind. Plus, why separate bathrooms are the key to a healthy marriage, how to just say no to endless conversations about chicken salad, and why any volunteer positions that involve an entire year of apprenticeship training should probably be vetoed! Learn more about...

Duration:01:01:51

Milestone Birthdays and Middle Crisis, Making the Next Decade our Best Decade; Episode 164

1/2/2020
Kirsten and Graham are celebrating their 40th birthdays and...well... we’re a bit nervous! So we started noodling on what makes these life milestones feel so important. Join us as we chat with licensed therapist and all around fabulous lady, Kelly McGuirk about the big questions of life facing us in the coming decade and how to embrace and enjoy the next chapter. Plus, why the midlife crisis isn’t just sports cars and plastic surgery, what empty nesters know that the rest of us don’t, and...

Duration:00:58:07

What's Hot & What's Not, Our 3rd Annual New Year's Trends Episode! Episode 163

12/19/2019
It’s the third year in a row that we're coming to tell you what's out and what’s in for the upcoming year! Join hosts Kirsten & Graham for our annual review of the trends that have died and all the things to be up on in the months ahead. Plus, we'll chat about why all the new trends seem to remind us of 80’s movies and whatever happened to all those mini cheeseburgers we were promised? LINKS WE MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Holiday Beverage Station from "The Safe Hazen":...

Duration:01:12:03

Ambitious Holiday Plans and Crazy Holiday Memories! Episode 161

12/5/2019
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and we’re talking about what that feels like in our houses. We’ll go through our holiday to-do lists and our kids' gift lists to Santa. Join hosts Kirsten and Graham as they attempt figure out how to streamline all the holiday madness… or how to make it harder. Plus, why bunt pan ice rings with cherries are the ultimate symbol of love, a very philosophical examination of the rise and fall of the hair scrunchie, and why nothing says Merry Christmas...

Duration:00:53:43

The Best Thanksgiving Ever! Episode 161

11/21/2019
It’s a big day on Welcome Home! Not only are we hosting a Podcast Hop with two of our favorite podcasts, but we’re talking about the most gracious holiday of the year, Thanksgiving! It’s the season for hosting, family, great food, gratitude, and creating family traditions that will last a lifetime. Plus the great faceoff of the holiday: It's Seafood Buffets vs.Turkey and Stuffing, why the Westminster Dog Show is on Graham’s must see TV list, the most confusing I-Tunes review we’ve had to...

Duration:00:51:15

The Best Thanksgiving Ever! Episode 161

11/21/2019
It’s a big day on Welcome Home! Not only are we hosting a Podcast Hop with two of our favorite podcasts, but we’re talking about the most gracious holiday of the year, Thanksgiving! It’s the season for hosting, family, great food, gratitude, and creating family traditions that will last a lifetime. Plus the great faceoff of the holiday: It's Seafood Buffets vs.Turkey and Stuffing, why the Westminster Dog Show is on Graham’s must see TV list, the most confusing I-Tunes review we’ve had to...

Duration:00:51:15

Permission Granted! Allowing Yourself To Be Who You Want To Be! Episode 160

11/7/2019
Today on Welcome Home we’re waiving the magic wand and giving everyone “Permission” We're having a fun talk about a serious topic: Being Who You Were Made to Be and Letting Go of the Rest! Join hosts Kirsten and Graham as we chat with out new friend Melissa Camara Wilkins about ditching the pressure to fit in, measure up, and have it all together. We’ll discuss wearing jeans to a yoga class, why “I have other gifts!” should replace “I'm the Worst!” as your inner mantra and exactly how are do...

Duration:00:50:36

A Dangerous Episode for Boy Moms: Why Stinkbombs are the new Yoga! Episode 159

10/24/2019
LOOK OUT! Today on Welcome Home ... there's danger ahead! Want to be a cool boy mom? Want to learn how to make the world’s best paper airplanes? Make something explode? Pick a lock? Life skills, baby. We’re all about the life skills! We’re talking with International Man of Mystery and Danger, Conn Iggulden about the book that every boy needs on their nightstand now: The Double Dangerous Book for Boys. Plus, how many syllables does Graham’s name really have? Why Kirsten is not signing up for...

Duration:00:50:14

This is Creepy! Our Annual Chat about Halloween! Episode 158

10/10/2019
Today’s episode can be summed up in one word: CREEPY! We’re chatting about October, otherwise known as our favorite month of the year, with the best halloween expert we could find: Graham. We’ll also talk about why this year was extra special because it included Kirsten’s amazing trip to Birmingham to visit Graham! Join Graham and Kirsten as we dig into which costumes are hot this year and which Halloween movies make our all time favorites list. Plus, how the “hands free” movement is not...

Duration:00:42:25

On Man Buns and Monograms! It’s all about Grand Millennials ! Episode 157

9/26/2019
We're putting on our granny panties and pulling out our stitching needles... it's a GRANDMillennial celebration. We have been validated! On today's episode we're chatting all about the amazing article in this month's House Beautiful that introduced us to our new favorite term! All hail the age of the Grand- Millennial. Haven’t heard of a Grand Millennial? We'll explain why all things old lady are suddenly new again. Join us as we discuss Emma Bazilian's brilliant new term with one of the...

Duration:00:38:59

“Coffee to Go; Add Extra Pumpkin!” Plus Other Uniquely American Headscratchers! Episode 156

9/12/2019
Today on Welcome Home we’ll talk a little bit about manners, a LOT about international protocol, and a whole bunch of what we do in America that is confusing to the rest of the world. Is it cool to walk the streets with a latte? What about ordering your dinner with extra salt? And how about riding shotgun in a taxi? You’ll find out what’s hot and what’s NOT around the globe! Plus, why the World Series may have baseball fans living a lie, go-to karaoke song ideas, and why we’re serving dinner...

Duration:00:54:23

I’ll Bring You Dinner! How to turn cooking for others into an act of love and service; Episode 155

8/29/2019
Today on Welcome Home, we’re stepping into the kitchen, dusting off our aprons, and getting to work--- all in the name of showing love and building community. Whether it’s new babies, new homes, dealing with illness, or even grieving the death of a loved one, one of the most powerful and restorative ways to serve the people in our lives is to bring food made by our own hands. On today’s episode we’re chatting with Janet Reich Elsbach, home cook and author of “Extra Helping” Recipes for...

Duration:00:59:48

Time Management for Moms, Everyday Household Hacks, & What to Do When You’re Out of Toothpicks! Episode 154

8/15/2019
On today’episode, we’re feeling all back-to-school-ish and talking about the small and big things we do --and the things we want to do!-- to make our weeks run more smoothly. We'll chat about what we've learned about guarding our time, preplanning our mornings, scheduling our weeks, clearing up head space, and communicating with our spouses. Plus, Lisa Frank vs. JoJo Siwa, why Kirsten's household loves "Sunday no-Funday", how the Graham is the MacGaver of toothpicks, and why laundromats...

Duration:00:56:02

Wait, What? That’s not true? Debunking myths we’ve all been believing! Episode 153

8/1/2019
On today’s episode, we’re getting all “science-y” and debunking some widely held medical and household beliefs. We’ll examine a long list of remedies, cures, and practices we're using that might have absolutely NO scientific bearing on our lives.What’s a time tested truth and what’s an old wives tale? ...And then we'll also just debate some other things we're not quite sure we believe. Plus, what we’ve learned from British pen-pals, what Cinderella really thought about sensible footwear,...

Duration:00:44:13