Episode 18 - Anika with Anika DIY Life

Anika is a wife, mother of two and DIY blogger living in Southern California.  Anika has her doctorate in Electrical Engineering and was succeeding in that career when she started her woodworking journey.  It all started with the need for a fun set of table and chairs for her oldest kiddo.  She looked everywhere, but just couldn't find what she wanted.  With some encouragement from her husband she started on her DIY woodworking journey.

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Episode 17 - Martina with Knotty By Nature (KBN) Decor

Martina is a woodworker and Mom of two teenage boys. Her and her wife run KNB Decor where they work with clients to create custom designed furniture. Martina has an array of skills from traditional woodworking methods to CNC. An injury caused Martina to go full-time with her custom furniture business sooner then she expected.  She shares some of the challenges she has encountered and tips she has picked up along the way of growing her business.

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Episode 16 - Brandi with Eternal Harvest Decor

Brandi is a Mom of three, homeschools her kiddos, and makes super awesome tables and other stuff out of wood. Brandi has had quite a journey from phycologist to stay at home Mom and maker. With her background as a phycologist she knows very well the benefits of working with your hands to keep yourself grounded and in the moment.  Something she really needed right after making the decision to stay home with her kids.

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Episode 15 - McKenna with Neat & Navy Blue

McKenna is a Mom of two who started refinishing and painting furniture as a way to have something just for herself.  As a stay at home Mom its very important to have something that is just for you.  She started posting her projects online and before she knew it she was a legit business.  Over time her business has transitioned from furniture to homemade candles which are really taking off, though she hopes to get back to furniture some day.  Learn all about her journey!

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Episode 14 - Tiffany with Staying Inside the Grey

Tiffany is a Mom of 1 and maker extraordinaire.  She has done all sorts of making from crafting to stained glass and now woodworking and starting to dabble with welding.  She finds that making helps to ground her in a way nothing else has.

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Episode 13 - Courtney with The Sweetest Little Life

Courtney is a Mom of 3, maker, entrepreneur, and author.  She truly is doing ALL the things and totally rocking it!  Courtney shares with us her journey from make up artist to maker to overnight Etsy success story! She also shares a bit of the highs and the lows of Mom life, including the difficult birth of the latest addition to the family.  So much packed into this episode you don't want to miss out on!

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Episode 12 - Ashley with Handmade with Ashley

Ashley is a Mom of two, a software engineer, a gaming enthusiast and yes, a maker.  She enjoys woodworking along with 3D printing.  Making allows her to have a hobby that gets her doing things physically and away from a computer screen which is where she spends the majority of her time with work.

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Episode 11 - Ashley with She's the Carpenter

Meet Ashley, mom of 2 boys, and USMC spouse, and oh, runs her own custom woodworking business.  It all started with the need for a patio table.  She needed one, couldn't find one that fit her taste, so hey, she picked up some power tools and made one! Now she is running a successful custom furniture business from her home while getting to also be a stay at home Mom. 

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Episode 10 - Meghan with Sweet Aloha Designs

Meghan, maker, and Mom of three, really discovered the joy of making as a way to occupy herself after her oldest joined the military. Now she is busy managing her making business, working a day job, and the busy schedule of still having two kids at home.

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Episode 09 - A Talk with Tiff

Tiffany (Tiff) with Staying Inside the Grey and I talk about life as a Mom to littles, and the pressures of anxiety and depression that touch so many lives.  We chat about how making helps us work through those difficult times and moments.  How it can help ground us when nothing else seems to be working.

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Episode 08 - Michelle Fowler with Artisan Woods

Michelle is a Mom of 3 girls, two of which she home schools, and an artist and maker.  She loves to flex her creativity muscles dabbling in woodworking, painting, and DIY. She also enjoys the therapeutic benefits behind making.

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Episode 07 - Valerie with Old Soul Designs

In this episode I talk with Valerie of Old Souls Designs.  A mom of 3 boys, military wife, and woodworker extraordinaire.  You can often find this busy Mom working hard in the shop she built!  That's right, she built her own shop, complete with a clubhouse for her kids.

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Episode 06 - Wendy with the Pursuit of Happymess

Wendy Vollans is a Mom of two creative teenage girls and a maker. She does such great projects like small carvings and resin work.  She is also well known as one of the most generous people within the maker community.  She also seems to step into a Mom role helping others within the community make it through their own struggles.  In this episode we dive deep into some personal struggles she has overcome and how making helps make it though many things.

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Episode 05 - Kay Casey with Kay at Home

Kay is a maker working with wood and resin and she is also the mom of a young teenager.  She has been running her own business, Kay at Home, for two years now.  Before that she had another small business that she owned and operated.  Kay does amazing things with wood and resin, but the most important part of her life is her daughter, Madison, who is also a blossoming artist.

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Episode 04 - Brandy Aube with Studio Aube

Brandy Aube is an amazing maker, and the first non-woodworker for the show.  She does stunning work with metal, and oh, she's also a Mom and has a day job. Brandy talks about her childhood, growing up in a family of creatives, teaching her there's nothing she cannot do.  She has been welding and fabricating for 18 years, plus she can refinish furniture and upholster! Oh, and did I mention her and her husband built their house while she was pregnant with her son?  So much fun and inspiration packed into this episode, don't miss out!

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Episode 03 - Jaclyn Perez with The Painted Farm Clockery

In Episode 03 I have the fantastic opportunity to talk with Jaclyn Perez, farm clock maker extraordinaire. Oh, and she also happens to be the Mom of 4 boys all 6 and under, including the most adorable 3 month old, Oliver. In this conversation with Jaclyn, she shares the gift that got her started with making clocks.

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Episode 02 - Ellen Smith with Little Bare Furniture

In Episode 02 I have the great pleasure of speaking with Ellen Smith of Little Bare Furniture in Ohio.  If you aren't following her journey, you need to be!  She has a degree in sculpture, is a wife, mom of 2, and absolutely rocking the world of carving and creating sculpted chairs, benches, tables, planters.  So sit back, and enjoy this awesome interview to learn more about her journey of being a wood artist and a mom, and managing it all!

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Episode 01 - Introduction

In this very first episode of the Maker Mom Podcast, I bring you the story of me, your host, Katie Freeman.  Things like how I got my start in making and how I juggle a part-time job, my own business, and a family.  I answered all of the same questions that I ask all the other maker moms to answer on a weekly basis.

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