Barbara Braendlein is an urban farm wife in the Pacific Northwest. She homeschools her four children, and her stories draw on their experiences living with mitochondrial disease. Her writing looks for joy in the ordinary, for exceptional in the mundane, for voices yet unheard.

She also cohosts the Deciding Factor Podcast! On the show, they address pressing issues with unabashed opinions. Guests come on, and sometimes storm off. If you need more excitement in your life, go give the Deciding Factor Podcast a listen! It is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever good podcasts are found.

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