Welcome to
Our Modern Heritage: The NEW Home & Family Culture Podcast

I started this show to explore what it takes to have an intentional family culture! So far, I have learned that it takes getting clear on your collective and united vision, values, and traditions that create your family identity, and legacy.

Listen in as I discuss this topic with authors, experts, and other creators who care about the well-being of our families, and the impact our family culture has on the success of our families and the future.

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Latest Podcast Episodes

Episode 015: Seasonal Traditions

Traditions are one of the important keys in shaping our family culture.  Traditions shape our family stories and create an identity, and shape values and priorities.  In an article by The Art of Maniliness, traditions come in daily, weekly, and monthly forms.  They also come in seasonal forms.  Perhaps your family has an annual road…

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Episode 014: Mary Ann Johnson – Creating an Intentional Family Culture

Download Mary Ann’s guide for creating a family mission statement email me: Mary Ann Johnson is the mother of seven children and has been happily married for 46 years and blessed with 13 grandchildren and is a family connection expert. Her book, Becoming a Present Parent, focuses on what she knows and does best –…

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Episode 013: Kathy Mellor – The Importance of Being a Hero

Kathy is the mother of six and the mentor to hundreds of youth.  For the last nine years she has had the opportunity of training parents to be mentors with the Leadership Education Mentoring Institute (LEMI), which specializes in the unique (and sometimes terrifying) teen years. In addition to being a trainer for LEMI, she also travels…

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Episode 012: Marlene Peterson – Heart Education and A Mother’s Influence

I loved talking with Marlene.  She is such a genuine person.  Her mission to empower mothers has been inspirational to me.  As a homeschooling mom of four young kids, I have often struggled with feeling inadequate.  It can be easy to wonder if I couldn’t be more useful outside of the home. Not so.  Marlene…

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Episode 011: Emma Jacobs Briggs on Resilience

I really enjoyed talking with my friend, Emma.  She was so patient with me!  I learned a lot about endurance and resilience from her experiences. So many lovely gems in this episode about how trials and oppositions shape our character and mission in life; that endurance and resilience is work and they take grit.  We…

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Episode 010: Michael Chaffee – Interview with Jodi

This episode was a little different! My husband, Michael, volunteered to interview me about my family culture, and what I hope to get out of doing this podcast.  Our hope is that you will be able to get to know me a little better in spite of my vulnerability and weakness! Below are a list…

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About me and my podcast

Hey, I'm Jodi, a homeschool mom to four young kids! I started this show to explore what makes a family thrive and found that our family culture is the foundation of a successful family.

All families have a family culture, whether by default or by design. This show is about how to work on designing a family culture that honors your current family, your progenitors, and your posterity.

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