Episode 147: Ellie Holcomb
Ellie Holcomb joins me around my virtual kitchen table. This was the first time we’ve met and she is such a delight! I’m sure if you’ve ever heard her on another show or seen her in concert then that comes as no surprise. She makes you feel like you’ve been friends forever. If you don’t know who Ellie is, she is a singer/songwriter, mother to 3 and wife to Drew Holcomb who is also a musician. We recorded this episode way back in July when she was fully pregnant with their third. She has since welcomed Samuel Rivers Holcomb to the world.
This conversation feels like we are all joining her on her front porch with a cool drink in hand. We talk about what’s its like to manage the tension of living out her dreams in regards to work while also living out the dreams of being a mom; we talk about how she handles the tensions around social media; we talk about what she wants her kids to know and understand and how that connects to the new children’s book and EP that she just released.
Sarah Bragg’s book Body. Beauty. Boys. The Truth About Girls and How We See Ourselves
Thoughts That Make Your Heart Sing by Sally Lloyd Jones
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Takeaways From Our Conversation:
One thing I loved was the conversation around the idea that we must do hard things—that hard things brings about so much growth. We don’t need to be afraid of the hard. That there’s something beautiful about being limited creatures. That is something that many of us try to fight. But what would it look like if we found beauty in being limited? What if we started the day with that perspective? I don’t know, maybe we would find a sense of peace.
“Beauty can come from tension places.”
When you see your family or life is overextended, how will you respond?
Maybe we could consider implementing some sort of intermittent fasting in regards to technology.
You are enough. And what you bring to the table is enough.
Her book and music point kids to know that they are created just as beautiful as creation itself and that the God of creation deeply loves them.
What helps you mange the tension between work and family?
When you feel overextended, what helps you determine what would help set things in order?
Talk about a time when you walked through a hard season. What was something beautiful in it?
What helps you manage technology for yourself?Or what is something you can start doing that would help create boundaries in regards to technology?
What is one thing that you are passionate about your kids or the next generation knowing?
What is one thing you can do this week?
Thank you for following along life with me. I love being apart of your day. And as always, I hope this show helps you survive a little easier.
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