Kathryn Thompson: About Getting R.E.A.L.

Kathryn Thompson, is a wife To high school sweetheart, Robert, soon to be mom of two sweet kiddos, and she and her husband oversee a non-profit for single mothers that they started earlier on in their marriage based on a calling and pure obedience. 

On this weeks episode, Kathryn shares her story of success in the corporate world, trusting God through a BIG move from Oklahoma to California, and some big and hard life changes, PPD, and trusting God in the unknown after moving. 

If you need some big-time encouragement to start the year with boldness to trust God, peace in the midst of a hard season, if you have dealt with depression, or if you just need tools for how to rest and when to say, THIS EPISODE IS FOR YOU! Not only will you walk away encouraged, you will absolutely love the phenomenal woman that is Kathryn Thompson! Go checkout REAL Ministries after you listen. They’re doing great work in the lives of single moms and their families. 

Available on the Podcast App, iTunes, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. Also available on our website at www.aboutthegirls.com

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Thanks to Kathryn for joining the show today! 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Graphics and social media: Lauren Frampton 

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Holidays with About the Girls: Christmas in NYC & Best of 2019

  • It’s the last episode of 2019 and Kayla is joined by girlfriends to talk Christmas in NYC, best of 2019 and encourage listeners for 2020. This episode is a light-hearted and fun listen to laugh a little during this holiday season. There is encouragement and honesty from four very different personalities and perspectives and we hope you will join us for some fun Christmas girl talk this Christmas season! 

Available on the Podcast App, iTunes, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. Also available on our website at www.aboutthegirls.com

Mentioned:

  • North Church

Thanks to Hope, Whitney, April, and Kourtney for joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Graphics and social media: Lauren Frampton 

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Holidays with About the Girls: Izea & Sarah Lovejoy, About a Happy Home

  • Sarah Lovejoy is a wife to her firefighter hubby, Izea, mother to three sweet girls, and will forever be a California Girl. 
  • Sarah and Izea are joining us on the show today because there is something they do so well, and that is hosting. Sarah and Izea are talking about what it looks like to have a “happy home” and to host people in a way that makes them feel loved. 
  • This is a season where many of us will open our homes to loved ones for celebrations and fun holiday gatherings! This episode is such a fun reminder that opening our homes is about presence and “being Jesus” and not about having the perfect decor or best house on the block. Join us for this episode with a couple who truly lives their last name, and prepare your heart to open your home with love and to be present with your people this season! 

Available on the Podcast App, iTunes, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. Also available on our website at www.aboutthegirls.com

Mentioned:

  • North Church

Thanks to Sarah and Izea for joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Graphics and social media: Lauren Frampton 

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Holidays with About the Girls: April Haddock, About The Traditions

  • April Haddock is back on the show, with her bestie Whitney, for part II of their holiday episode. 
  • On this episode, the second of a two-part show, April and Whitney are back to share some more Holiday goodness. We are talking fun ideas for traditions with kids, comparison, expectations versus reality, seeing our friends who don’t have kids during the Holidays, and settling our hearts on Jesus during this season. It’s another fun one and this duo is sure to brighten your Tuesday! 

Available on the Podcast App, iTunes, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. Also available on our website at www.aboutthegirls.com

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Thanks to Whitney and April for joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Graphics and social media: Lauren Frampton 

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

The Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Links

The Giving Tree: https://www.amazon.com/Giving-Tree-Shel-Silverstein/dp/0060256656/ref=asc_df_0060256656_nodl/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312674805003&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3634828467264381528&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9026282&hvtargid=pla-421604505790&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=65038952147&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=312674805003&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3634828467264381528&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9026282&hvtargid=pla-421604505790

Men:

Fitness Tracking Watches: https://www.fitbit.com/home

Dopp Kits – https://www.etsy.com/listing/175898939/xl-personalized-leather-dopp-kit-third?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=dopp+kit&ref=sr_gallery-1-2&pro=1&frs=1&col=1

Old Navy Faux Leather Sneakers: https://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=481077012&rrec=true&mlink=5050,12413545,onproduct2_rr_2&clink=12413545#pdp-page-content

Nike Kill Shot 2 Sneakers: https://www.nike.com/t/killshot-2-leather-mens-shoe-zrq1wk

All Birds Sneakers: https://www.allbirds.com

The Shop Forward Born Year Hats: https://www.theshopforward.com/products/bornyear-hat-black

Bombas Socks: https://bombas.com/collections/mens-socks-by-height

Jack Black Brand Shaving Set: https://www.getjackblack.com/shave-all.aspx

Kiddos:

Moon bounce: https://www.amazon.com/Little-Tikes-Inflatable-Bounce-blower/dp/B003NSBMUI/ref=zg_bs_1258890011_2?

Magna Tiles: https://www.magnatiles.com/products/

Local Book Stores: Plenty Mercantile, Commonplace Books
Leapfrog Tablet: https://store.leapfrog.com/en-us/store/p/leappad-ultimate/_/A-prod80-602000

Balance Bike: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hauck-Aluminum-Rider-Balance-Bike-Green/744626384?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&adid=22222222228289803810&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=m&wl3=349156704918&wl4=aud-834279575926:pla-744572470741&wl5=9026282&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=744626384&veh=sem&gclid=CjwKCAiAlO7uBRANEiwA_vXQ-8zta8jRWFqE0xjn9Asqec5EiCzfL-Hlrwq-XikrZMs_TdkGks8dYBoCDsMQAvD_BwE

Plenty Mercantile Nature Cards Set: https://www.plentymercantile.com/card-set-52-activities-in-nature.html

Kinetic Sand: Kinetic Sand 3 Pounds Beach Sand (Packaging May Vary) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019K8KIUY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_ulk3DbKN39XXT
Party City Superhero costumes: https://www.partycity.com/group-costumes-superhero

Gifts for All
Mark and Graham Appetizer Serving Platter: https://www.markandgraham.com/m/products/wood-and-marble-appetizer-serving-platter/?pkey=s%7Cappetizer%7C5

Luxome Weighted Blanket: https://luxome.com

Lynch Creek Farms Wreaths: https://lynchcreekwreaths.com/collections/fresh-wreaths

Simple Modern: https://www.simplemodern.com

Ugg Slippers: https://www.ugg.com/search?q=Slippers

Women:Jon Hart canvas Backpack: https://www.jonhartdesign.com/backpacks-s/108.htm

Matt & Nat ERIKA Crossbody: https://mattandnat.com/en_ca/erika-crossbody-bag-black

Amour Vert Sneakers: https://amourvert.com/collections/veja

The Shop Forward Star Necklace: https://www.theshopforward.com/products/espwa-star-necklace

The Shop Forward “We Care” shirt: https://www.theshopforward.com/collections/we-care-to-support-foster-care

Mark & Graham Pom Pom Hat: https://www.markandgraham.com/m/products/monogrammed-faux-fur-hat/

Noonday Collection Dappled Stone Earrings: https://www.noondaycollection.com/shop/dappled-stone-studs/

Jenna Bush Hager Book Club Books: https://m.barnesandnoble.com/b/books/book-club-selections/jenna-bush-hagers-today-show-book-club/_/N-29Z8q8Z2sxu

Whitney Grimes; About Presence & Presents

  • Whitney Grimes is a NICU nurse, wife to Patrick, and momma to their fur baby, Daphne. Her best friend, April Haddock, is also a NICU nurse, wife to Curtis and momma to sweet Jonah. 
  • On this episode, the first of a two-part show, Whitney and April are making us laugh and getting us in the holiday spirit! Whitney is helping us with some great ideas on what to get the people we love for Christmas, in hopes that your shopping will be a little easier this year. April is sharing fun holiday traditions. We also talk about staying focused on the true meaning of Christmas. 
  •  *all items mentioned linked on our website. 
  • We know there are Holiday Gift Guides everywhere you look, and while we want to be helpful with your shopping and have a little fun, we hope you remember the presents are not what Christmas is about. Join us for a fun episode and don’t miss Whitney and April hanging out in our stories live later today on Instagram to show you some of the awesome items mentioned on the show! 

Available on the Podcast App, iTunes, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. Also available on our website at www.aboutthegirls.com

Mentioned:

Thanks to Whitney and April for joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Graphics and social media: Lauren Frampton 

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

When the Holidays are Hard

  • Ryan and Lauren Frampton have been married for ten years and share two kiddos together. They love time at the lake, spending time with friends, and cheering on the Thunder!
  • On this episode, we talk about navigating grief and hard things during the holidays, and how we can choose Jesus and show up for the joy, even while navigating the grief. 
  • We do not by any means have grief figured out and we are not therapists or licensed professionals at dealing with hard stuff. But when you’ve walked through hard, sometimes your experience is the best way to encourage others going through it. Whether it’s a pregnancy that hasn’t happened, a pregnancy that didn’t end with a baby in your arms, a death , broken relationships, anything that is hard we just want to remind you that you’re not alone, encourage you to lean into your people who love you and let them support you and let them point you to Jesus. He is the reason we celebrate, and no matter what we walk through, he is still good and God still sent his son and that is something we can all celebrate.

Available on the Podcast App, iTunes, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. Also available on our website at www.aboutthegirls.com

Mentioned:

  • North Church

Thanks to Ryan and Lauren for joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Graphics and social media: Lauren Frampton 

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire