Episode 5: Manda Carpenter


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Manda Carpenter is a writer, speaker, wife, foster mom, and first impressions director at her local church. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Eric. Manda always says: “there isn’t a single person you would not love if you knew their story.” She loves to write and speak with transparency because she believes impressing is exhausting. On this episode, we talk about Manda’s journey to city life in Chicago, faith, depending on social media to feel seen, and their life as foster parents.


Wild and Free book

Soul City Church

Hannah Ellen Art

Unseen blog post

Unseen book by Sara Hagerty

#ImpressingisExhausing on Instagram

Connect with Manda:


@mandacarpenter on Instagram

@mandasuecarp on Twitter

Connect with Ali:

@alisonwren on Instagram

@alisonwren on Twitter

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