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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 071: I Was Alone So You Don’t Have To Be!

My story continues in this, the second of three episodes in a series where I share my story. In this segment of my saga, I share how I felt abandoned during the most difficult times of my life. Michael and I had been living away from our families. We were pretty sure we couldn’t live…

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Episode 070: We Were Stuck and Scared of the Future

In 2009, Michael and I found ourselves stuck between a rock and a hard place, as they say. I had just had our first baby, and Michael was going to school for his Master’s degree. We had recently moved to Northern Virginia so Michael could complete this degree, and I was working a day job…

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Episode 069: Discovering Emotional Intelligence through Acting with Adrian Alita

Adrian started teaching acting during his graduate studies, and fell into the realization that acting uncovers emotional intelligence. Drama exposes stories and emotions. Studying acting helped Adrian become a better husband and father, and teacher in general. Most of what keeps people back from being able to act is their emotional inhibitions that don’t always…

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Episode 068: Wealth Secrets and False Beliefs

Last week, Michael and I loaded up our little family and drove out to Nashville, Tennessee to attend a marketing conference called Funnel Hacking Live. It was an inspirational week! I spent four days immersed in learning about marking, and defining myself as an entrepreneur. The first couple of days were particularly stressful because it’s…

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Episode 067: Decision-Making and The Power of Family Councils with Chanelle Neilson

I have found a common theme when discussing an effective culture: meetings and councils. Every time I read a book about communication, or problem-solving, or talk with a guest about creating a family culture, it often involves some kind of meeting, or sitting down to discuss plans, goals, values, or conflict resolution. Chanelle and I…

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Episode 066: What To Do With Envy

I like to read a lot of personal development books. Growing up, my parents always had self-help, business and finance books lying around our house, and we even took a course together when I was a teenage to work on our self-awareness. I grew up familiar with Zig Ziglar, and Tony Robbins, and all of…

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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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