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Welcome to Mama Bear Survival – Where Motherhood Meets Preparedness + Resilience! Join host Emily Richett on a journey to gain the lost skills and knowledge to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Featuring expert interviews in preparedness, self-defense and protection, homesteading, health, and motherhood, Mama Bear Survival guides us back to living with self-reliance […]

Welcome to Mama Bear Survival! Where Motherhood Meets Preparedness + Resilience

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In this episode, Emily Richett talks to author Carrie Gress about her latest book “End of Woman: How Smashing the Patriarchy has Destroyed Us.” Carrie Gress is a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a scholar at the Institute for Human Ecology at Catholic University of America, she’s a married mother of five […]

Episode 83- The Failures of Feminism & How Smashing the Patriarchy Has Destroyed Us with Carrie Gress

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Carrie Gress talks about her latest book "The End of Woman"

I have some exciting news to share, especially for girl moms! Over the past few months while I’ve juggled a sweet newborn and his three busy sisters, I chipped away at a new business venture. It is the kind of business you create simply because you can’t find the exact type of product you’re looking […]

Introducing Faith Friends – the Christian Alternative to American Girl Doll

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Christian alternative to American Girl

It’s the long awaited media episode! Finally, on episode 81 of the AMPLIFY Show, I’m tackling all those juicy media issues and my behind-the-scenes experience working in journalism, TV news and PR. I invited a special guest on share his unique perspective, award winning radio broadcaster Justin Barclay. He hosts a show in West Michigan […]

Episode 81 of the Amplify Show featuring Justin Barclay

We all have to shop. From our food, to our beauty/skincare, home goods, and clothing… where we spend our time and resources when it comes to shopping can have a big impact on our lives and those that we support.  This episode features Dana Roefer, author of Shop Social.  We talk about the reciprocal power […]

Episode 79: Shop Social and Connect with People & Products that Support Your Best Life with Dana Roefer

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How to Shop Social and Connect with People & Products that Support Your Best Life!

Before I semi-retired from TV and the consumer lifestyle PR world, I used to host an annual holiday TV gift guide featuring some of my favorite toys, gadgets, and gifts.  It was really fun,  but it was also a lot of work (especially that one year when I hopped on six red-eye flights to do […]

6 Fun & Faith-Filled Holiday Traditions to Start with Kids

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Today’s episode is a topic I know a lot of us parents really care about and also struggle with- protecting our kids from all the dangers of the Internet and technology.  We’re talking about social media, TV and streaming shows, online bullying, predators, pornography, screen addiction… it feels like there is an endless and growing […]

Chris McKenna shares tips to protect your kids online

When I quit social media for weeks and months at a time last year, I found myself reading more books than ever. I ended up averaging a book a week while having my third baby, running a business, and being a stay-at-home mom.  I shared the 52 books I read over in this blog.  This […]

2022 Book List

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A stack of Emily's favorite books