Episode 3: April Haddock

  • April is married to Curtis, who she met while in school at The University of Oklahoma and they are parents to sweet little Jonah. Fun fact, Jonah has a set of dimples that will put a smile on your face on the hardest day. April is a full-time mom, part-time NICU nurse and lover of reading, cheese, and her people.
  • We discuss April’s struggles with fertility, the joy of adoption, and the hard parts of family planning.
  • Through it all, even in the midst of unmet expectations, April encourages us to remember God is sovereign and His plans for us are good.

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Mentioned: Welcome Ave Designs (@welcomeave)

Thanks to April for joining About the Girls today. You can find April here:

Instagram: aprilhaddock3

Facebook: April Haddock

*If you enjoy reading and you aren’t following April, go follow her on Instagram! She gives great reviews and book suggestions for your next read.

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Launch Day!

Episode 1: Launch Day with About the Girls Host, Kayla Anderson
Kayla Anderson, host of About the Girls, is starting off with episode #1 to share a brief overview of her story and why she felt led to start this podcast. In this episode, Kayla is interviewed by friend and producer Kasi Kennedy. They talk identity, marriage, friendship, and her deep desire for women to live life in community.

Kasi and Kayla start off the show talking about how they met working at the OSU Foundation in Stillwater, OK. Kayla shares about her two kids and her husband and a little bit of her background being an Air Force brat. Kasi and Kayla get into a quick overview of some of the things Kayla has struggled with growing up, and how those things motivated her to start About the Girls, as a reminder to women to be kind to each other. We never know what another woman is walking through. 

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

You can find Kayla here:

Production and Editing by: Kasi Kennedy Productions

Episode 2: Hope Varughese

  • Hope is married to Samson, pastor of Northchurch Deer Creek and is the proud mama of an 8 month old son, Charlie. He lights up a room as soon as he enters it. Hope is a nurse, world traveler and advocate for the disadvantaged.
  • We discuss Hope’s childhood and the labels, traveling to Africa, and Hope and Samson’s incredible story of conquering debt.
  • Ultimately, Hope wants women to take the time to get to know Jesus through scripture reading and spending time with him.

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Thanks to Hope for joining About the Girls today. You can find Hope here:

Mentioned: NorthChurch Deer Creek

Production & Editing by: Zack Anderson

About the Girls: The Why

I have always loved listening to podcasts and reading stories. Reading and listening to other women’s stories have been some of my favorite tools for personal growth. It is amazing that I can read about or listen to testimonies of some of my favorite influencers and celebrities through podcasts and articles, but I have always craved to know the stories of the women I do life with. The woman I worship next to, the mom who is dropping her kids off at school with mine, the girl I see on Instagram through mutual friends but have never actually met. How cool would it be to feel a true sense of community through story-telling? I believe there are SO many “ordinary” women with incredible stories that never get told because they are not already a celebrity, author, speaker, etc that is being interviewed regularly.

Telling your story doesn’t mean you have arrived at this magical destination of perfection. Telling your story is just a declaration of the goodness of God, even in the middle of the heartbreak.

My dream was to start this little podcast to help tell the stories ABOUT THE GIRLS who have been through the messy and dirty parts of life that we struggle to talk about, and came out even more beautiful than before. Not because of anything other than the great love of Jesus. There is so much power in not only hearing an encouraging story we can relate to, but also in talking about the great things God has brought you through. To see another girl who is just like you that survived what you are currently walking through is life-giving. To be that girl that gets to tell another girl just like you, “I know Jesus will get you through this, because He got me through it too,” is beautiful! My prayer for each episode is that it is a victory shout for the girl telling her story and a war cry for the girl who is in the middle of her battle and needs a reminder of whose she is.

Let’s link arms and share the stories of grace in the midst of the things we thought would break us. Sharing these stories of Jesus and triumph will heal, encourage, and hopefully inspire you to look at the women around you with less judgment and more love. Special thank you to the brave women who have courageously allowed their stories to be recorded to encourage through this podcast.

I hope you will grab your girl gang, or hop on in your minivan on the way home from drop off, during your run, on your self care Sunday while you take a bath, or wherever it is that you get a little time and join me as we start this little journey of hearing from and cheering on the girls around us!

About the Girls 4.9.2019