26: Pam Vredevelt - Healing your Empty Arms

Today on the show I chat with Pam Vredevelt. I got connected with Pam through some family members and I’ve been so blessed by her work over the last few years. Pam is an author, licensed professional counselor and inspirational speaker. I love the way this woman can talk about real life issues with such authenticity, warmth, and humor.

Pam is married to her best friend, John, and has four children. Two of them here on earth and two are in heaven. During the last 25 years Pam has served thousands of individuals as a professional counselor in private practice. She has walked with people in the depths of pain, and has shown them the path toward healing. Her grace-filled wisdom, refreshing hope, and practical counsel have guided so many mamas towards healing.

I love the way she has allowed the Lord to work all of the hard trials of her life out for His good purposes. The way she shares how she has found healing after loss in her life is just incredible.

If you’re listening today and you’re pregnant I have created something just for you. My husband Jeff & I have created an online childbirth course just for you! I would be honored to be invited into your home to encourage and help you navigate your birth experience.  

Head on over to yourbestbirthcourse.com and enter the promo code: PODCAST at check out for 50$ off of the cost of the course. I can’t wait for you guys to get through this information.


    LINKS FROM THE SHOW

    Hollie & Jo Hepler's Miracle Baby
     

    Alise's Mother's Day Gift Guide

    Athleta Flux Jogger 2.0
    Apple Watch Gold Aluminum Case with Pink Sand Sport Loop
    Young Living Desert Mist Diffuser
    Emily Ley Planner
    Milk Frother
    Dear Muska Necklace

    Connect with Pam

    Pam's FREE online video training! 
    Pam's Book Empty Arms
    Empty Arms Online Course Training

    Facebook // Instagram // Website

    Connect with Alise

    Facebook // Instagram

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    • You can always send me an email or message me on social media! I’d love to hear what you’re thinking about the show! alise@alisemarsh.com
    • You can tell your friends about the show! If you’ve been encouraged today, I would love it if  you would share the show with a friend you care about today!

    25: Bethany Curtis - Gratitude: The Key to Unlocking your Joy

    My guest on the show today is Bethany Curtis. She is a wife to her husband Jake, a mama to her daughter, Elsie Kate, and has her masters degree in special education and teaches at an international school in Thailand. Bethany has lived all over the world, and has a depth to her that comes from learning from so many different cultures and different kinds of people. I love the way she sees the world. She is honest, authentic, and so genuine. We talk about the hard parts of motherhood. Bethany what "mom guilt" looks like for her and how she works through it. She shares how her expectations of herself changed when she became a mom. She realized she couldn't do everything and make it look perfect. Surprise surprise. I loved when she shared about how learning to practice gratitude in her life has unlocked her ability to be content and find joy in the present moment. You are going to be encouraged today! Moms really are super heros. 

    Bethany holds the recorded for my longest friendship to date. Her nickname from childhood is boo, and if you hear me call her that, it’s just because I’ve been calling her that since 4th grade. This girl has been such a rock in my life. I pray that each and everyone of you has a friend like my friend Bethany. We’ve walked through so many seasons of life together. Puberty, boys, dating, college, finding our identity in Christ, getting married, babies, loss, all of it. She is that person I can come back to time and time again and know that I am unconditionally loved for who I am no matter what. We took turns making poor choices, and supported one another as we came back to our senses. I know you will love her like I do.

    If you’re listening today and you’re pregnant I have created something just for you. My husband Jeff & I have created an online childbirth course just for you! I would be honored to be invited into your home to encourage and help you navigate your birth experience.  

    Head on over to yourbestbirthcourse.com and enter the promo code: PODCAST at check out for 50$ off of the cost of the course. I can’t wait for you guys to get through this information.

    Alright friend. If you’re a fan of the show and you’d like to show your support here’s what you can do:

    • You can SUBSCRIBE in your podcast app :)
    • You can leave a REVIEW on iTunes. These reviews really help others find the show!
    • You can go find me on Instagram @PERFECTLYWONDERFULLYMADE for updates and more goodies from me. 
    • You can always send me an email or message me on social media! I’d love to hear what you’re thinking about the show! alise@alisemarsh.com
    • You can tell your friends about the show! If you’ve been encouraged today, I would love it if  you would share the show with a friend you care about today!


    LINKS FROM THE SHOW

    Scandinave Spa - Whistler
    Ann Voskamp's Book
    Shauna Niequist's Book
    Expectful Guided Meditation in Pregnancy
    Headspace App 
    Calm App 
     

    Connect with Bethany

    Facebook // Instagram

    Connect with Alise

    Facebook // Instagram
     

    24: Bethany Small - Learning to freely give her love away.

    I chat with Bethany Small today on the show. Bethany has been married to her husband, Grant, for 7 years and is an incredible photographer who lives in Portland, Oregon! She's so talented my friends! Bethany shares her story about being diagnosed with Lyme Disease and their decision to become foster parents for the first time. You are just going to love her heart in this episode. 

    Whether we have biological kids, or whether our children have come to our families through adoption, or whether our have children come into your home through foster care we are all just stewarding those babies and loving them for as long as the Lord allows us to. It's just so easy to forget that. We are all just shepherding these children to the best of our abilities. Our kids are not ours to begin with. They are the Lord’s. First and always. I know you are going to be so encouraged by these words today! 

    Connect with Bethany
    Website // IG // Facebook

    My Spotify Worship Playlist

    If you’re listening today and you’re pregnant I have created something just for you. My husband Jeff & I have created an online childbirth course just for you! I would be honored to be invited into your home to encourage and help you navigate your birth experience.  

    Head on over to yourbestbirthcourse.com and enter the promo code: PODCAST at check out for 50$ off of the cost of the course. I can’t wait for you guys to get through this information.

    Alright friend. If you’re a fan of the show and you’d like to show your support here’s what you can do:

    • You can SUBSCRIBE in your podcast app :)
    • You can leave a REVIEW on iTunes. These reviews really help others find the show!
    • You can go find me on Instagram @PERFECTLYWONDERFULLYMADE for updates and more goodies from me. 
    • You can always send me an email or message me on social media! I’d love to hear what you’re thinking about the show! alise@alisemarsh.com
    • You can tell your friends about the show! If you’ve been encouraged today, I would love it if  you would share the show with a friend you care about today!

    Praying for you! See you next time :) 

    xo, 

    Alise

    23: Gina Dizon - Becoming an intentional encourager.

    Gina Dizon is my guest today on the Perfectly, Wonderfully Made Podcast! Gina is a wife to her husband, Eddy, and has 4 beautiful kids. She's one incredible mama, designer, real estate agent, and educator. She shares her birth stories with us today, and what her life looks like in this season as her kids are getting older and more independent. I love our conversation about enjoying the little everyday moments with your kiddos and learning to make intentional time for your spouse. For those of you with little people at home, you're going to love the encouragement in this episode! 

    Melanie Dale's Podcast: Lighten Up

    Connect with Gina // 
    Facebook
    Instagram

    If you’re listening today and you’re pregnant I have created something just for you. My husband Jeff & I have created an online childbirth course just for you! I would be honored to be invited into your home to encourage and help you navigate your birth experience.  

    Head on over to yourbestbirthcourse.com and enter the promo code: PODCAST at check out for 50$ off of the cost of the course. I can’t wait for you guys to get through this information.

    Alright friend. If you’re a fan of the show and you’d like to show your support here’s what you can do:

    • You can SUBSCRIBE in your podcast app :)
    • You can leave a REVIEW on iTunes. These reviews really help others find the show!
    • You can go find me on Instagram @PERFECTLYWONDERFULLYMADE for updates and more goodies from me. 
    • You can always send me an email or message me on social media! I’d love to hear what you’re thinking about the show! alise@alisemarsh.com
    • You can tell your friends about the show! If you’ve been encouraged today, I would love it if  you would share the show with a friend you care about today!

    Praying for you! See you next time :) 

    xo, 

    Alise

     

     

    22: Catherine Floyd - The depths of His love for us.

    I’m so excited for you to meet my friend Catherine Floyd today on the show! Catherine is a mama to three boys and 3 babies in Heaven. She’s married to her husband, Tom. You guys are going to love Catherine’s personality, her story, and her sweet laughter. Catherine has journeyed  through so much in her life and I know you guys are be so inspired by this woman. You might just find yourself laughing and crying in this episode. Catherine shares about her past abuse, being a single mama, getting married, loosing babies, and finding her rhythm in this season of her life. 

    Catherine shares something with me, so sweet, and so special that I never knew about before. I love the precious gifts the Lord gives us through relationships.  I’m so amazed and how much Catherine has walked through and how she just proclaims the faithfulness of God. I’m just amazed as I talk with people on the show the richness and the depth of the Lord’s character that we get to learn about the Lord as we walk through seasons with the Lord.

    If you’re listening today and you’re pregnant I have created something just for you. My husband Jeff & I have created an online childbirth course just for you! I would be honored to be invited into your home to encourage and help you navigate your birth experience.  

    Head on over to yourbestbirthcourse.com and enter the promo code: PODCAST at check out for 50$ off of the cost of the course. I can’t wait for you guys to get through this information.

    Alright friend. If you’re a fan of the show and you’d like to show your support here’s what you can do:

    • You can SUBSCRIBE in your podcast app :)
    • You can leave a REVIEW on iTunes. These reviews really help others find the show!
    • You can go find me on Instagram @PERFECTLYWONDERFULLYMADE for updates and more goodies from me. 
    • You can always send me an email or message me on social media! I’d love to hear what you’re thinking about the show! alise@alisemarsh.com
    • You can tell your friends about the show! If you’ve been encouraged today, I would love it if  you would share the show with a friend you care about today!

    Praying for you! See you next time :) 

    xo, 

    Alise

    21: Erika Bozhko - The sanctifying work of motherhood. Learning to slow down and be present in your season.

    Hi friends! Spring has arrived in Washington this week. We wait all winter for spring in Washington. New life. New beginnings. And Yes, SUNSHINE. We come back to life… or maybe just me :) Today on the show I chat with my cute friend, Erika Bozhko. I met Erika when we were working on staff at a church together! Erika, just had her first baby 8 weeks ago! She's hilarious and so authentic. You're going to love our conversation. We chat about her unplanned Cesarean birth, life as a new mama, and the importance of community in motherhood. I know you're going to be so encouraged by her words today! 

    Song: Not in a Hurry by Will Reagan

    If you’re listening today and you’re pregnant I have created something just for you. My husband Jeff & I have created an online childbirth course just for you! I would be honored to be invited into your home to encourage and help you navigate your birth experience.  

    Head on over to yourbestbirthcourse.com and enter the promo code: PODCAST at check out for 50$ off of the cost of the course. I can’t wait for you guys to get through this information.

    Alright friend. If you’re a fan of the show and you’d like to show your support here’s what you can do:

    • You can SUBSCRIBE in your podcast app :)
    • You can leave a REVIEW on iTunes. These reviews really help others find the show!
    • You can go find me on Instagram @PERFECTLYWONDERFULLYMADE for updates and more goodies from me. 
    • You can always send me an email or message me on social media! I’d love to hear what you’re thinking about the show! alise@alisemarsh.com
    • You can tell your friends about the show! If you’ve been encouraged today, I would love it if  you would share the show with a friend you care about today!

    Praying for you! See you next time :) 

    xo, 

    Alise

    20: Katie Cowles - Stronger than she ever knew.

    Today on the show my guest is Katie Cowles. Katie found me through instagram about 2 years ago and she hired me to doula for the birth of her baby! I’ve been so blessed to get to know Katie and her family over the last couple years. We recorded this episode back in the fall and I’m so excited to share it with you now! Katie is a NICU nurse, a mama to her son Oliver who is 17 months, and wife to her husband Cameron. She shares her story of having an unmedicated birth in the hospital setting after being induced. Katie shares about what it looked like for her to trust that everything was going to be okay, and believe she could birth her baby. You’re going to love this sweet mama! 

    I loved when Katie shared about how giving birth to her son was one of the first times she realized she could be so strong. So much stronger than she ever knew. How true is that in those seasons of our lives when we are pressed and pushed we realize just how much is IN US. Motherhood is like a daily outpouring of ourselves. We give of ourselves. We nurture, we get up, we rise again, but the craziest part about it all, is that as we give the Lord pours back into us. We pour out ourselves and the Lord pours his identity into us. His strength into us. And slowly, ever so slowly we start to look more like him. It’s beautiful and brilliant and hard as hell all at the same time.

    Connect with Katie on IG @katieaerial
    If you would like to support Sarah Koch and her family, you can find out more my clicking HERE! 

    MY ONLINE CHILDBIRTH COURSE IN NOW AVAILABLE!! 

    I believe in you and in birth and our innate ability to have babies. I’m here to tell you the truth. To provide you with current, evidenced based information about childbirth, so that you can make the decisions that are best for you and your family and no one else. I believe that when families are informed and educated about their choices surrounding birth, their confidence increases, which provides them the foundation needed for a safe & satisfying birth experience. Remember, mama, you are stronger than you think you are. Everything you’ll need to have this baby, you already possess. You just might have to discover that it’s there. I’m just here to point you in the right direction. Head on over to yourbestbirthcourse.com to enroll and begin your journey! Use the promo code: PODCAST at check out for $50 OFF of your course. 

    I would love to get to know you! Find me on IG @perfectlywonderfullymade and Facebook @yourbirthclass. It would mean so much to me if you would share the show with your friends & family. Email me anytime with your comments about the show alise@alisemarsh.com 

    19: Nichole Gibbons - Choosing Faith Over Fear

    My guest on the show today is Nichole Gibbons. Nichole is a mama to two adorable little boys and married to her husband Jordan. I met Nichole originally in the photography world through my husband and then got to know her better through our church. She’s a portrait photographer and also on staff at Foursquare Church in Puyallup as the Content Director. She’s pretty talented you guys. You’re going to have to go find her on social media. I chat about Nichole’s two birth stories, mom guilt, being called into ministry, and what it looks like for her to spend time with Jesus. 

    Connect with Nichole on IG and her website http://www.nicholejordan.com/

    My online childbirth course is LIVE!!! You can find my course at yourbestbirthcourse.com Head on over and learn more about how to have the best birth experience possible!

    I would love to get to know you! Find me on IG @perfectlywonderfullymade and Facebook @yourbirthclass. It would mean so much to me if you would share the show with your friends & family. Email me anytime with your comments about the show alise@alisemarsh.com