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Join me as I ask all kinds of moms how they're struggling WELL. It's not entirely about parenthood or struggles though. It's funny too. I double-dog dare you to subscribe and then tell everyone you know.

Join me as I ask all kinds of moms how they're struggling WELL. It's not entirely about parenthood or struggles though. It's funny too. I double-dog dare you to subscribe and then tell everyone you know.
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Join me as I ask all kinds of moms how they're struggling WELL. It's not entirely about parenthood or struggles though. It's funny too. I double-dog dare you to subscribe and then tell everyone you know.




#164: Struggling Sisters: Family

Is your family weird/amazing/loud/embarrassing/picky? Or at least one of those things? Us too! The Struggling Sisters talk about strange (and accidentally true crime) family traditions that Em found on the interwebs and we divulge the traditions we have started with our own families. We also did an extensive quiz to find out which Disney family we are. These are the facts: Katie’s family yells, Emily’s family can’t stand DiGiorno and hearing about serial killer families just plain makes us...


#163: The Magic of Empathy with Kim Stuart

Do you frequent the parenting shame cycle? Could you use tips on how to genuinely engage with teenagers? How can you help your children choose quality friendships? Kimberly Stuart grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, where she learned to be snobbish about corn on the cob and good storytelling. She earned degrees at St. Olaf College and the University of Iowa, both fine institutions that did very little to prepare her for the lethal cocktail of parenting and writing. Kim is the author of eight...


November Problem Solved

Could you use practical tips on how to find your identity outside of motherhood? What can you do to not feel old or out of touch with your ideal style? Are there things you had to put down because of adulting but would like to rediscover? Identity can be a complex and vast concept, but we actually managed to come up with some great tips! What we chat about: Rebecky’s birth story and an update on her ill-timed bathroom remodel maintaining an identity separate from motherhood Emily...


#161: Sex, Money and Your Marriage with Cherie Lowe

“Passionate Patience” and “Financial Foreplay” are coming up today, so buckle up! Have you ever considered how intertwined sex and money are in your marriage? This fascinating conversation Cherie Lowe outlines how to save money and improve your love life. This conversation is jam-packed with info you’re going to want to put in place! What we chat about: You’re bringing a covered dish to a party. Is it a potluck? A pitch-in? A “pot blessing”? (I may have made up that last one.) Finding...


#160: Feeling Too Far Behind to Catch Up with Katie Ordway

Do you ever feel inadequate because you don’t know enough? Do you tell yourself you’re too behind to ever catch up? In this episode with Katie, we discuss her recent decision to follow Jesus and the identity questions she still wrestles with. We do official internet “research” (via online quizzes) to drill down to our true identities as well. What we discovered is: the concept of identity is a hard one to wrangle and we all wonder if we’re on the right track from time to time. What we chat...


Podcast I Can't Stop Talking About: Imagined Life

What is it like to be famous before you’re famous? What is it like to walk in the shoes of another person? Each episode of IMAGINED LIFE takes you on an immersive journey into the life of a world-famous person. It’ll be someone you may think you know, even admire -- or maybe the opposite. You’ll get clues to your identity along the way. But only in the final moments will you find out who “you” really are. So sit back, let go, and -- imagine your life. Subscribe today at


#159: Demystifying Counseling with Ann Taylor McNiece

Do you think you might need counseling, but don’t know where to start or even if it’s okay to get help? Ann has got answers. Ann Taylor McNiece is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a wife, a mom, a daughter, and a friend. Over the past few years, she has worked in the schools with kids of all ages, in private practice with individuals and couples, and in a community mental health agency where she served low-income clients and family reunifying after problems with child abuse. Her...


Just Em #16: Identity

Excited to kick off our first-ever Struggle Well Project Focus! Interestingly, as I studied the concept of identity, I got very involved in the study of icebergs…I know. It’s odd. Just stay with me here. I promise it is interesting. If you aren’t on the newsletter list yet and you don’t have the printable, head to and we will get that right out to you! Connect with Emily: website I instagram I facebook I patreon


#158: The Wondering Years with Knox McCoy

I enjoy pop culture AND Christianity. Did you know this can be a thing? Knox McCoy loves laughing and making people laugh. Really anything that’s laughter-adjacent, he’s into. He’s also super into the word “swashbuckling” and his dream is to one day use it in a bio. Knox began podcasting in 2011 as a way to talk more about popular culture, and to his extreme surprise, he’s still doing it every week on The Popcast with Knox and Jamie. As a resident of the South, Knox’s heritage is to enjoy...


#157: Holding Tight to Permanent with Amanda Williams

Amanda Bible Williams likes words and books more than just about anything. She holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and English, nearly a master’s in religion, and a deep love for a farmhouse east of Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband and their four children. Chief Content Officer of She Reads Truth, Amanda spends her days happily rearranging sentences and explaining that her maiden name really is Bible. She is the co-author of She Reads Truth: Holding Tight to...


October Problem Solved

Fall is here are we’re solving all of your Halloween headaches like picking a couples costume, appropriate trick or treat age limits and handing out candy. We also determine when it’s appropriate to start watching Hallmark Christmas movies and tackle the challenge of getting your kids to wear winter clothes. And our friendship is tested when Rebecky reveals she doesn't like pumpkin spice flavored anything. WHAT?! Ways to support the show: Patreon Amazon Share the Struggle! Find me on...


#156: Preaching to Yourself with Hayley Morgan

Hayley Morgan is a writer, speaker, and social entrepreneur who inspires women to know what is true about God and themselves. Her first book called Wild and Free, co-written with Jess Connolly, was published in May 2016 and quickly became a USA Today Bestseller. She currently runs the women's boutique Nellie Taft, named after an American First Lady and featuring all Made in the USA products. You can often find her cross-legged on the floor of an art supply store debating between the merits...


#155: Raising Readers with Sarah Clarkson

Sarah Clarkson is an author, a blogger, and a student of theology. She's the author of Read for the Heart, Caught Up in a Story, and Journeys of Faithfulness, as well as her latest titled, Book Girl (a Woman's Guide to the Reading Life). Through blogs, books, and her current research, she explores the theological significance of story, the intersection of theology and imagination, and the formative power of beauty. She writes regularly about her adventures at and is at slow...


#154: Surrender, Suffering and Community with Shannan Martin

Wouldn’t it be amazing if life didn’t include loss? Sometimes we love things so much the idea of letting them go feels like it might be the end of us. If you are walking through a season of surrender (voluntary or forced) or if this season has been one of suffering for you, you’re going to find comfort in Shannan’s story. If you long for a community but don’t know how to get it, you are in for a treat with this episode as well! Shannan has a compelling story of how she has formed a ragtag...


September Problem Solved

Happy September! This month we’re solving everything from coping with your kids growing out of the baby phase to wishing your kids would grow up. Also binge eating, high school hazing, closet organization, and farting Birkenstocks. Trust us. We’re experts (basically). Links mentioned: Wellness Revelation Alisa Keeton Revelation Wellness Podcast House Peace Ways to support the show: Patreon Amazon Share the Struggle! Find me on Instagram because I want to hear YOUR thoughts! If...


#153: Cultivating What You're Given with Ellie Holcomb

Ellie Holcomb has created a beautiful, scripture rooted, children’s musical project Sing: Creation Songs. She wanted to write songs that were directly inspired by both God’s word and His beautiful creation that is a perfect companion piece to her upcoming children’s book Who Sang The First Song?. Each song is tied to specific Scripture but is also full of rich imagery from the world around us. She wanted kids to be able to sing these songs and see evidence of what they were singing all...


#152: Holding Space for Others with Chantel Runnels

Chantel Runnels is a wife to one and a mom to three. Her leadership path runs from the halls of hospitals, through offices of higher education and to the arenas of television networks and studios. She is currently a home educator, a consultant, and a doula. What we chat about: how and why Chantel lived on the road with her family of 5 challenging social and religious constructs what keeps her grounded in her faith how she responds to criticism of her out-of-the-box thinking the value...


#151: Redirected Dreams with Teresa Swanstrom Anderson

Teresa Swanstrom Anderson is living the life she thought she never wanted. With an art history degree and dreams of living in Europe as a curator, Teresa had big plans for herself. After a decision to lay her exciting plans at the feet of Christ, God began changing her heart little by little and began dating the man who eventually became her husband. Teresa’s life is a series of redirected dreams, stumbling, falling, getting up, and wondering if she is investing her time where it matters...


#150: Faith, Humor, and Personality with Jamie Golden

Jamie Golden has been co-hosting The Popcast with Knox McCoy since August 2013. It is a nationally ranked, weekly pop culture podcast that’s part deep dive, mostly shallow end. Jamie and Knox also launched their newest podcast, The Bible Binge, in February of 2018. Season 1 wrapped in the top 3% of all podcasts. She makes her home in Birmingham, Alabama where she advocates for foster and adopted children serving as a volunteer for Heart Gallery Alabama and CASA. Jamie also helps people tell...


August Problem Solved

This month we're tackling all the problems from picking out the perfect stroller to extreme wedding party expenses. Plus, Emily explains why you need to have a Newfie Poo and we've got an exciting update on Rebecky's book deal! Links mentioned: Common Sense Media VidAngel Ways to support the show: Patreon Amazon Share the Struggle! Find me on Instagram because I want to hear YOUR thoughts! If you've been encouraged, share the episode with another mom. The struggle is real. We might...