Figuring out what to make for dinner each week can be so stressful, especially with work, and kids, and life. That time of day can be MISERABLE, and takes everything out of you just to get food on the table. A few years ago, my friends and I actually started a monthly Freezer Meal Party, where we gather and we cook freezer meals, and then we swap them. So, we have easy meals ready to go throughout the week or month. This has been such a lifesaver for me and my friends, and honestly it’s become such a joy to just gather with them each month. Getting to talk about freezer meals, and community, and the importance of the dinner table on the podcast, well this was an episode I couldn’t wait to do!
ON THIS WEEK'S BUSINESS WITH PURPOSE PODCAST EPISODE My guest on the Business with Purpose podcast this week is Polly Conner, the co-author of The Thriving Home blog, and From Freezer to Table, the freezer meal cookbook. I have been following Polly for quite some time, and I was so excited to do this interview. We have the BEST time chatting, and clearly could be best friends in real life, and I really just loved hearing her heart behind the blog, and the cookbook, and we even talking about internet trolls. Also, be sure to head on over to my Instagram, as we’ll be giving away a copy of From Freezer to Table. We laughed, we cried, we talked about all the things, so we hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did!
BALANCE Balancing motherhood, working, and taking care of the family can be exhausting at times. In this episode, Polly and I discuss what real balance looks like and how to most women, this can be an unspoken battle. Balancing the kids and cooking dinner can make 4pm-7pm the real STRUGGLE. Polly’s Freezer Meals approach allows mothers to, “free your time, be more present, and be more hands on. Be available for your people.”
FRIENDSHIPS AND THE NEED FOR COMMUNITY The need for real, honest friendships is so necessary throughout many stages of life. Being new to motherhood, and coming out of working a full-time job can leave women feeling lonely. When life gets demanding, it’s important to be intentional in creating space for community. Gathering around the table is not just important in our own families, but with friends and other loved ones who can be each other’s support system in times of need.
VULNERABILITY Being a blogger, author, or even just person on the internet often exposes us to much criticism (we’ve all dealt with the trolls,) but also allows us to really make an impact with our words. Polly and I discuss what writing, blogging, and the community we’ve built online means to us, and how privileged we feel to have a platform to be vulnerable and real with our audience.About Polly Conner, Co-Author of From Freezer to Table: Polly is a wife and mother of three little ones. She refers to herself as a “high-tech grandma,” because she enjoys the typical hobbies of a grandma - crafting, sewing, knitting, baking, and slipper-wearing - but have the skills of techie. As a woman constantly in a state of nesting, Polly has grown to love being at home and finding ways to be resourceful. A few years ago, Polly and her friend Rachel, came together to start a blog with the mission of helping families to thrive. Together, they recently authored From Freeze to Table as a resource for busy mothers to be efficient in their homes, community, and lives, while still valuing the importance of time at the dinner table. CONNECT WITH POLLY:
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