This mama. This conversation. Her book. Her message. It’s all for you.
Angela Braniff and I started this conversation talking about her new book Love Without Borders: How Bold Faith Opens the Door to Embracing the Unexpected…and quickly moved into a deep dive about the heart of modern motherhood. This episode has all the things, all the elements, all the encouragement we as moms need to hear right now.
Angela Braniff is the founder of the popular YouTube channel, This Gathered Nest. She is an adoption advocate, home school mom, content creator, podcast host, and adventure seeker. Angela is married to her high-school sweetheart and together they have a full house: Kennedy (12) – their biological daughter, Shelby (10) – their 2nd biological daughter, Rosie (7) – adopted from China, Noah (7) – adopted from Congo, Jonah (5) – adopted domestically, and finally, Ivy + Amelia (18-month old twins) – adopted as embryos—Angela gave birth to them! Adding to their family of seven kids, after the book was finished, Angela and CR welcomed their eighth child, Benjamin, through adoption. Angela lives in North Carolina and has been featured in People, Today, UPTV, BuzzFeed, etc.
In this episode Angela & I talk about:
- Her book Love Without Borders
- Bold faith
- Reframing obedience
- Symbolism & messages in everyday life
- Leaning in and listening
- Her journey with adoption
- Spiritual journeys
- Divine providence
- Cultural messages that need reframing
- Counter culture
- Pressures of motherhood
- The heart of motherhood
- Influencer culture
- Her new podcast Well, That Escalated Quickly
- A healthy relationship with social media
- Ethics in adoption – and what we can do to help
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