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This is the Home-Ec class you wish you'd taken in school. Co-hosts Graham Smith and Kirsten Dunlap are two moms on a mission to help others create elegant, livable, welcoming homes. Join them as they interview experts, tackle specific challenges, and share their homemaking fails and successes. Real families, real budgets, real homes. Welcome Home!

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This is the Home-Ec class you wish you'd taken in school. Co-hosts Graham Smith and Kirsten Dunlap are two moms on a mission to help others create elegant, livable, welcoming homes. Join them as they interview experts, tackle specific challenges, and share their homemaking fails and successes. Real families, real budgets, real homes. Welcome Home!

    De-Cluttering During the Quarantine: Creating a Clutter Free House While We're Staying Home. Episode 169

    De-Cluttering During the Quarantine: Creating a Clutter Free House While We're Staying Home. Episode 169

    When we taped this episode almost a month ago, we never could have imagined we'd be all be where we are today. However, in our quest to look on the bright side of things, we think this episode is actually quite timely.
    Join hosts Kirsten and Graham as we chat with Kathi Lipp, author of The Clutter Free Home and host of The Clutter Free Academy Podcast.
    We’ll learn the psychology behind why casting off unneeded items can be so freeing and we'll give you practical questions to help you decide what stays and what goes. 
    Plus... why "Cheese of the Month" may just be the perfect gift to reduce clutter, how Kirsten almost got green lighted to ditch her china, and why Graham’s job as a podcaster doesn’t require a diploma.

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    • 58 min
    DIY -We Dare You! A "Welcome Home" Look at the World of Home Improvement. Episode 168

    DIY -We Dare You! A "Welcome Home" Look at the World of Home Improvement. Episode 168

    Today on Welcome Home we’re chatting with the hosts of the Your Home Story podcast, Suzannah Stanley and Ashley Mayes. These ladies are experts at DIY on a lean budget.
    Join host Kirsten & Graham as we learn how to not be scared of a sledgehammer and grout, how to improve our homes without spending a single penny, and why children should be involved in fixing up their own rooms.    
    Plus.... what tasks even pro-diyers are willing to outsource, a closer look at which state really has the ultimate bass pro-shop, and why chardonnay may just become the new prefered currency in a state of emergency.
    To learn more about our guests, visit their Suzannah at http://www.create-enjoy.com/ or Ashley at https://biggerthanthethreeofus.com/
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    SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS:
    Head to jonaspauleyewear.com and use the discount WELCOMEHOME for 15% off prescription glasses.

    BETTER HELP
    BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. With BetterHelp you can get help on your own time and at your own pace through secure, confidential video or phone sessions.
    BetterHelp has 3000 US Licensed therapists across all 50 states and if you are not happy with your counselor for any reason you can request a new one at any time at no additional charge
    SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS:
    Get 10% off your first month with discount code WELCOMEHOME To get started today visit: www.BetterHelp.com/welcomehome
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    Let's Face It, We're a Little Quirky! Episode 167

    Let's Face It, We're a Little Quirky! Episode 167

    Definition of Quirky: Characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits.. "Her sense of humor was decidedly quirky"
    Today on Welcome Home, we’re getting honest about just how quirky we might really be. Join hosts Kirsten & Graham as we chat about all the strange and unexpected little things we do that others may find just a tad bit peculiar? (Or perhaps you'll be nodding right along?)
    Plus, an important discussion about why blowing "hot poop air" around a small room is simply not for us, the hidden reason why Graham’s children are destined to be Dave Matthews fans, and why Kirsten has fully decorated the grocery clerk’s living room…. Although they’ve never formally been introduced.
    All that and more on this week’s episode of Welcome Home!

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    SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS:
    Head to jonaspauleyewear.com and use the discount WELCOMEHOME for 15% off prescription glasses.

    BETTER HELP
    BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. With BetterHelp you can get help on your own time and at your own pace through secure, confidential video or phone sessions.
    BetterHelp has 3000 US Licensed therapists across all 50 states and if you are not happy with your counselor for any reason you can request a new one at any time at no additional charge
    SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS:
    Get 10% off your first month with discount code WELCOMEHOME To get started today visit: www.BetterHelp.com/welcomehome
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    • 53 min
    We Miss Radio Shack! A Non-Techy Look at the Technology We Can't Live Without! Episode 167

    We Miss Radio Shack! A Non-Techy Look at the Technology We Can't Live Without! Episode 167

    Join hosts Kirsten & Graham as we chat about which devices and apps help our homes and lives to run more smoothly. From wearable tech to smart homes to how we feed our families, we're diving into what has become "can't live without!" and what's just "one more thing to charge!"
    Plus, the kids’ tech that changed our children's lives, the app that saved Kirsten’s dinner, and how it would have been the perfect murder cover up… if only the ring doorbell hadn’t been watching. 
    All that and more on this week’s episode of Welcome Home. 

    SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT:
    JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR FOR KIDS
    Jonas Paul Eyewear offers a home try-on kit for only $1. This kit helps you to find the perfect pair right at home and makes the process a fun experience for the kids and the parents. Jonas Paul makes stylish designer-looking glasses but without the designer prices!
    SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS:
    Head to jonaspauleyewear.com and use the discount WELCOMEHOME for 15% off prescription glasses.

    BETTER HELP
    BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. With BetterHelp you can get help on your own time and at your own pace through secure, confidential video or phone sessions.
    BetterHelp has 3000 US Licensed therapists across all 50 states and if you are not happy with your counselor for any reason you can request a new one at any time at no additional charge
    SPECIAL OFFER FOR WELCOME HOME LISTENERS:
    Get 10% off your first month with discount code WELCOMEHOME To get started today visit: www.BetterHelp.com/welcomehome



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    • 1 hr
    "Didn't you take care of that?" How we divide the labor in our households. Episode 166

    "Didn't you take care of that?" How we divide the labor in our households. Episode 166

    Today on Welcome Home, we’re asking the question… "Who’s job is that anyway?"
    We’re breaking down all the little" to do’s" that need to get done to run a household, and we're figuring out who actually does them.
    Plus, why we NEVER make bacon wearing a freshly washed bathrobe, Kirsten’s sushi eating dog, and exactly how many months Graham spent walking by a booger stuck to her wall. 

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    • 58 min
    How to Reinvent Yourself (Without Blowing up your Whole Life!) Episode 165

    How to Reinvent Yourself (Without Blowing up your Whole Life!) Episode 165

    Today on Welcome Home, we’re chatting with Mary Laura Philpot, bestselling author of I Miss You When I Blink , the hilarious memoir about motherhood, incremental life change, and finding the antidote to the monotony of the daily grind.
    Plus, why separate bathrooms are the key to a healthy marriage, how to just say no to endless conversations about chicken salad, and why any volunteer positions that involve an entire year of apprenticeship training should probably be vetoed!
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Customer Reviews

JackBobby03 ,

Love K & G

I listen to Welcome Home when I’m doing housework and Kirsten & Graham keep me entertained, informed about new products, recipes, books and more! I often finish a podcast motivated to try something new or change and old routine. K & G have motivated me to be a better neighbor, entertainer and friend!

Mp0329 ,

Tried. Nope.

You two talk too fast. It makes my ears tired.

ImCindy S. ,

Love them WHEN I can hear them!!

I absolutely LOVE this podcast, BUT I swear Kirsten swings her mouth away from the microphone constantly. I listen to relax me for bed with earbuds. I can hardly hear them for the inconsistent volume, it's either nonexistent or, if I turn it up, my ears get blasted when Graham talks. You ladies need to upgrade your microphones and talk INTO them!!! And have a consistent volume level. If that got fixed...I would give them 5 stars. As it is, I keep coming back TRYING to listen, but I get so aggravated I quit.

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