Podcast Episode 22: Moving the Family to the Country

Podcast Episode 22: Moving the Family to the Country!

Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 22 of The New Family Podcast!

For this episode, I talk with my friend Karen Green. Karen and her husband Chris have made the kind of bold change in their lives that a lot of people fantasize about but aren’t quite prepared to actual make happen. Karen was born and raised in Canada’s larges city, Toronto, but a few years ago she and Chris packed up and moved to the country, not just to a little commuter village outside of the city but fully 300 kilometres away to a place Karen lovingly refers to as “the cornfield.” Karen is a writer with a really great blog called The Kids Are Alright and she joins me to talk about moving to the country for a quieter life surrounded by family.

Here are some resources related to my discussion with Karen.

Karen’s 1,000 Families story

Karen’s Blog

Follow Karen on Twitter

Karen’s Favourite Parenting Advice:
“Trust yourself. You can do it. Don’t second guess. We are the only mother our children will ever have and just trust that we know how to take care of them. Trust your body, trust your instinct. Trust that you know what’s best for your child.”

“It’s not forever. It’s for now.”

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About Brandie Weikle

Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today's Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here. View all posts by

'Podcast Episode 22: Moving the Family to the Country!' have 2 comments

  1. November 27, 2015 @ 12:26 am Lindsey Jacobs

    That was really great Karen (and Brandie!). So happy things are working out for you! I remember you were just moving out to the cornfield as I was moving back to the city from the fields. I had all the same reasons for leaving Toronto as well. What was missing for me was the family element you seem rich with. Love the Bravermans! You are indeed very lucky. Because my circumstances changed (boy, did they!), which brought me back to small city life, I still sometimes miss it. I do love the slower pace of my small city. Toronto will always be my first love as well, one never forgets their first. 😀


    • Brandie Weikle

      December 7, 2015 @ 11:31 pm Brandie Weikle

      So glad you enjoyed the episode, Lindsey, and could relate. Hope you have the family around you that you craved during your cornfield adventure. Thanks so much for listening!


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