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Apr 29 2020

CTLP Episode 165 – Celebrating in Tough Times with Katie and Chelle

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Show Notes-

On today’s episode of Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie talks with her good friends Katie Duckett and Chelle Bruzas about clinging to celebrations and loveliness amidst the coronavirus crisis. This is a grace-filled, honest conversation that we hope will help you see the lighter side of life in a challenging season.

  • Katie shares honestly how she is doing amidst coronavirus struggles
  • Chelle talks about what it is like to parent with transparency during this season
  • MacKenzie shares the challenge of being forced into schooling at home again
  • Katie shares the analogy of a pot boiling over to talk about stressors and emotions
  • MacKenzie talks about dealing with “parenting whiplash”
  • Making the intentional effort to pull out of your own emotion and love on your family
  • The kindness of communicating your needs with each other as a family

We have to be creative, but those small efforts pay big dividends in the hearts of our kids.

Katie Duckett
  • Setting healthy boundaries for ourselves and our kids
  • Celebrating birthdays amidst social distancing
  • Join in celebrating with us #lovelypandemicbirthday
  • Katie’s new family tradition and how it came to be
  • The simple luxury of taking a flower bath or pedicure
  • Other simple ways to bring some loveliness into your day
  • Share how you are doing to celebrate the little things with us #cultivatingthelovely

Resources Mentioned-


The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Find Katie-

You can find Katie Duckett on Instagram @may_these_arrows_fly.

Find Chelle-

You can find Chelle Bruzas on @chelle_bruzas.

Find MacKenzie-

You can find MacKenzie Koppa on InstagramFacebook, and the CTL Facebook Group, of course! Join us on Patreon at

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