the lively show: blogging, biz, & motherhood with erin loechner



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It’s here! It’s here!

At long last, The Lively Show has launched!

Thank you so much for your patience, ideas, and tips along the way! The podcast will be available to subscribe to on iTunes very soon (update: it is now live on iTunes – get it sent directly to your phone or iPad!).

As I wait for iTunes to publish the podcast feed, you can listen to this episode here on this page right this very second! Once it’s on iTunes, I’ll let you know so you can subscribe on your phone and have the episodes loaded directly.

This first episode features one of the nicest people I’ve ever met (online or offline), Erin Loechner.

You may know her by her fame from,, or her newest – and largest – project to date,


In this episode you’ll find out about


  • How Erin got started in blogging.
  • Where she draws the online line between public and private life for herself and for her daughter.
  • Why Erin quit the rat race and slowed her life down intentionally.
  • Erin’s biggest business challenge with Clementine Daily.
  • Erin’s journey to adopt a child from Africa (and the #1 thing to beware of in overseas adoption).
  • How Erin juggles motherhood, work, and marriage in her daily schedule using “golden hours.” (This part is amazingly helpful!)
  • The biggest resistance and doubt that Erin had to overcome to get where she is today.
  • And last but not least, what Erin would like to say to someone just starting out.


Show Notes

The E-Myth Revisited

The Renaissance Soul


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  1. Great kickoff episode Jess (and Erin). I’m totally a morning person and do my best work in the wee hours before the little one is up.

    I’ve not thought about the golden hours in the way you discussed though. Should make for a great discussion for Kelsey and I.

    1. That is awesome to hear, Eric! Your episode will be coming up in 3 weeks (sorry for all the delays, it took me 6+ hours of editing of this single episode and after being sick over this weekend, I had to push things more than I would have liked).

    1. Yay! (If you have a sec, you could listen to the little intro in the first 10 seconds, it’s so cute!)

      Please let me know what you think of the whole show when you get to listen, too!

      1. The intro was, indeed, wonderful! Overall I very much enjoyed the podcast. Erin was a wonderful choice for the first guest, and I thought your questions to her were perfect. She continually gives me hope that life doesn’t have to be super crazy (she gives off this wonderful aura of calm), even with children. Thanks so much, Jess; looking forward to future episodes!

  2. Heidi Bartlett

    Congrats, Jess, on the launch of this new series! It was a joy to listen to and I look forward to many more! xo

  3. Elizabeth Villacorta

    Awesome podcast Jess!! Congrats on this new addition to your adventure! Can’t wait to hear more great interviews!

  4. Bree Pair

    I can’t tell you how much I needed to hear everything she was talking about! I swear I’ll probably listen to it more than once. Thank you Jess for doing this!

  5. Stephanie Schertz

    Love, love, LOVE this podcast! It was so fun and informative – I love hearing from successful entrepreneurs and how they got to where they currently are. It’s such a great motivator 🙂 Looking forward to the next one!

    1. I’m so happy to hear that, Stephanie! : ) There will definitely be a good mix of biz owners in the podcast going forward along with other topics and guests. : )

  6. Congrats, Jess! I love your jingle music at the beginning 🙂 And, Erin’s always great. Loved the golden hour takeaway…I think Eric and I will be chatting about that tonight! xo!

  7. This was such an engaging discussion. I really enjoyed the “golden hour” idea. I’ve often heard the idea that the morning is when people are generally the most productive, but I’m glad to hear an alternative philosophy. I’m definitely going to try this! One little suggestion… sometimes the pace of the conversation was a bit fast. Slowing down a bit would give listeners more time to consider your ideas and get the most out of the show, I think. I look forward to listening again!! 🙂

    1. I’m glad you like the podcast, Janelle!

      I also appreciate the tip about slowing things down. I’ll work that into future podcasts. : )

  8. Sheerley

    Yay, Jess! This was such a fabulous podcast, you’ve done such a wonderful job! And your intro music was so perfectly peppy and happy, I loved it. So looking forward to more of these!

  9. Jess this was fantastic! I love the format, including the intro, because we get a nice summary of what to expect coming up. Erin is so great and I’ve been reading DFM for years, so it was good to hear some deeper backstory about her changes and how she values her privacy.

    1. That is great to hear, Angel! I plan to keep doing those intros, and I’m glad you loved learning more about Erin. : )

  10. Katie

    Congratulations! What a great project. I’ll have to carve out some time this weekend to dive into it.

  11. Congratulations Jess! Many thanks to both you and Erin, this was so wonderful and also eye opening in a sense that we all have life struggles that can be overcome. We just need to allow ourselves to be open to change and with that openness it can bring us success and happiness.

  12. Great first podcast! I enjoyed listening to this on my commute home yesterday. I especially liked the Golden Hours idea as I’ve been struggling with my dissertation writing. I’m best in the morning as well so I’m going to work on rearranging my schedule to support this. I’m definitely subscribing!

  13. Congrats on launching this new project, Jess! I’m sure it’s a relief to get the first one out into the world after so much work behind the scenes. I’m not much of a podcast person but I really enjoyed listening to this while I got ready for brunch this morning. I’m the opposite of a segmenter so it was nice to feel productive and inspired, even while I was putzing around the apartment this morning and getting dressed. I really enjoyed the format and can definitely see this becoming a part of my Saturday morning routine!

    On a technical note, I would love to know what tools you’re using! I’ve been helping a friend with her own blogcast and experimenting with different software for recording and editing. Your voices were so clear and free of any background noise! Can I ask what kind of mic you’re using?

    Congrats again!

      1. Thanks so much! This is incredibly helpful. Thanks for taking the time 🙂

        Very much looking forward to the next episode!

  14. Courtney Elizabeth

    Just wanted to pop in to say I just listened to the first episode on my drive home (hi, longest commute ever) and absolutely loved it. I loved being introduced to a new site to add to my list, and learned so much from Erin – and from your insightful questions. Great job, and please keep them coming! xo

    1. That is awesome to hear, Courtney! Hopefully some other long commutes will be more enjoyable with the upcoming episodes as well! : )

  15. Lust Creative

    This was the first podcast I’ve ever listened to – and it was fabulous! I will definitely be tuning in to every episode! Thanks for all your hard work Jess!
    Ashleigh xxoo

    1. That is so great to hear, Ashleigh! Especially since you aren’t a podcast listener already. : )

  16. Babasouk

    That was a great interview! I rarely ever take time to listen to podcasts but I’m so glad I did! Erin is such an inspiring gal, thanks for sharing 🙂

  17. Hello Jess! I have just finished listening to your first podcast – it took me 2 trips on the train to work. I didn’t want it to end. I loved it! I got so much out of it like finding and working during in your best hours, to balancing family time, to the book The Renaissance Soul – which I’m sourcing right now. You are on to a winner! Thanks Jess. Lisa xo

  18. Maryn

    I just discovered this series and so happy I did! I love what Erin says about returning to the slow way of doing things. I will definitely be tuning in from now on 🙂

  19. Vari @ Buttercup Ink

    Such a great conversation, girls.

    I love your outlook on life, Erin.

    As freelancer designer and a mumma to two young boys, I’ve been more and more aware recently about what I share about them online.

    It’s such a new space – one that our parents weren’t part of – and I definitely think that it’s their decision what is shared about their childhood.

    I know there’s A LOT from my childhood (embarrassing school photos especially!) that I’m pretty happy knowing they’ll never see the light of social media!

    Vari xx

    1. Well said, Vari!!

      I also love the phrase you said at the end, “never see the light of social media.” : )

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