The SavvyCast

The SavvyCast

The SavvyCast is a podcast of the Family Savvy blog, where Jamie Tarence will host savvy guests to discuss real life topics that affect us all. Food and family. Marriage and divorce. Fitness and health. The Enneagram and relationships. Each episode is designed to entertain, educate and inspire all who listen. Everyone is welcome at the table! So grab a cup of coffee, and let’s talk.

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August 5, 2022 29 min

Birmingham locals know and love Martin's Bar-B-Que, owned by Pat Martin. This week, Pat joins The SavvyCast to share about his new book, Life of Fire

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Calling all bar-b-que lovers! This week, Pat Martin joins me on The SavvyCast to share all things whole hog BBQ. He shares about his restaurant, giving insight into how the pandemic affected his businesses. Additionally, Pat shares about the art of bar-b-qu...

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With so many different mattress options on the market today, it can be hard to decide which one is worth the investment. This week, I'm giving my honest reviews on two of the most popular mattresses out there so you can decide which is right for you.

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This week on The SavvyCast, I am sharing my honest reviews of the Sleep Number and the DreamCloud mattresses. We all know sleep is vital to our health, but fi...

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When our loved ones experience a drastic life change like the loss of a loved one, a move, sickness, or a new baby, many of us find ourselves racking our brains for how to show them we care. This week, Marie Marino shares how the gift of food can be a tangible way of blessing others and can "speak" in a way words cannot. 

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This week on The SavvyCast, I am joined by my dear friend Marie Marino to discuss...

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With all the cooking I do, I spend a LOT of time in different grocery stores. This week I am sharing my newest favorite products so you can try them too!

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This week on The SavvyCast, I am sharing my favorite food products and brands at the moment, in addition to how I am using them. I am always on the hunt for a new, fabulous product or brand to make cooking easier or to take my recipes to the next level. Unsur...

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This week, Suzanne Cunningham shares about the art of calligraphy. She shares the origins of calligraphy as well as the details of her own career in calligraphy.

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This week, Suzanne Cunningham joins me to discuss all things calligraphy. Suzanne is an incredibly talented professional with over 28 years of experience. Additionally, she teaches classes to others interested in learning this amazing craft. In this ep...

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This week, Registered Dietician Amanda Nighbert joins me to share about all things healthy lifestyles. Amanda is a firm believer that part of being a "healthy" person is having a healthy relationship with food. Additionally, she promotes sustainable lifestyle changes rather than "dieting," because it is the small habits that lead to lasting change. In this episode, Amanda shares how breaking the...

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This week, I am joined by my dear friend Mary Catherine Tomlinson and her newly married daughter, Marlee Martin. Marlee shares how they believe a prescription for birth control ultimately led to massive blood clots in her leg, lungs, and heart in the fall of 2021. In this episode, Marlee and Mary Catherine share their journey with Marlee's health, the details of her life-saving surgery, and how their faith...

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Many people know the benefits of physical therapy for themselves, but have you ever wondered how it could impact your pet? This week, DVM Leigh Stevens shares the benefits of physical therapy for our favorite furry friends. 

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This week, DVM Leigh Stevens joins The SavvyCast to discuss physical therapy for companion animals this week. Dr. Stevens is the Supervising Veterinarian at Scout's House, a rehab cente...

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This week, Francie Outlaw joins The SavvyCast to share how the tragic loss of her son John Haven lead her to create learning resources for toddlers. Her strong faith and passion for teaching are sure to inspire! 

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In this episode, Francie Outlaw joins me to discuss the story of her baby boy John Haven who had trisomy 18, how her faith carried her through this tragic loss, and what the grieving process has looke...

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This week, interior designer Laura Dockery joins The SavvyCast to answer followers' questions about home design trends!  Episode At A Glance:

This week on The SavvyCast, my friend Laura Dockery joins me to discuss home design trends for 2022. Laura is a dear friend of mine and a fabulously talented interior designer. Listeners may remember hearing from Laura last year on the podcast. This week she answers followers' questi...

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Meridith Mann from The Peachie Spoon joins The SavvyCast to give listeners a sneak peek into her fabulous new cookbook, "Well Made." 

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Meredith is a friend of mine and is no stranger to The SavvyCast. Listeners may remember her from her previous episode on How to Establish a Healthy Relationship with Food. This week, Meredith joins me to discuss her new balanced eating cookbook, Well Made. Well Made is...

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This week, OBGYN Dr. Justin Aldred joins The SavvyCast to discuss women's health. You may remember Dr. Aldred from an earlier SavvyCast episode where he shared his journey with pulmonary embolism. In this episode, Dr. Aldred answers women's health questions listeners submitted via Instagram. Dr. Aldred covers it all from menopause to sex drive to hormone health and more. 

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After battling with (and sometimes against) her own curly hair, Kelly Foreman decided to start her own haircare line. This week she shares all about MopTop, her line of hair products made especially for curls.

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This week Kelly Foreman joins The SavvyCast to discuss her haircare line MopTop. Anyone with wavy, curly, or coily hair will surely learn something new from her expertise. Kelly shares the science behind...

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This week I had the privilege of talking with Alabama gubernatorial candidate Tim James. Tim shares why he decided to run, what issues he is passionate about, as well as his vision for Alabama's future.  Episode At A Glance: 

This week, Tim James joins The SavvyCast to discuss his gubernatorial campaign. In this episode, Tim shares how the creation of an Alabama transgender charter school with $2 million in taxpayer funds promp...

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Nothing says summertime like an old-fashioned crawfish boil! This week, Louisiana native Duane Donner shares the history and how to's of this Cajun tradition.

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This week, I am joined by Duane Donner, an expert on all things Cajun food and culture. Duane shares the history behind Cajun culture and crawfish boils themselves. Additionally, he shares the best way to host a crawfish boil. From how to buy crawfish...

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This week, SEC sports reporter Lauren Sisler shares her inspirational life story. From her career in sports broadcasting to grappling with the loss of both of her parents to addiction, Lauren shares all.

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This week, Lauren Sisler joins The SavvyCast to share about her career as an Emmy award-winning sports reporter. Additionally, Lauren shares about her work with addiction recovery advocacy and what led her to b...

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This week, Chef Tyler Lyne joins me to talk about Tasting TBL, the only supper club 10-course meal dining experience in Birmingham. 

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In this episode of The SavvyCast, chef Tyler Lyne shares about Tasting TBL, a fabulous supper club experience in Birmingham. Tasting TBL offers people the chance to try elevated and exotic dishes in an intimate, cozy setting. In this episode, Tyler shares everything from his own ...

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We all know occasional marital disagreements are par for the course, but what happens when spouses disagree on the actual marriage itself? In this episode, Dr. Joe Beam shares how his workshops can help couples in this very situation. Episode At A Glance:

This week, sexologist Dr. Joe Beam returns to The SavvyCast to discuss what to do if one spouse wants a divorce. Dr. Beam’s work has helped thousands of couples. He believes that ...

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Dr. Justin Aldred's journey with pulmonary embolisms is nothing short of a miracle. This week, he shares that journey with listeners of The SavvyCast.

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This week on The SavvyCast, Dr. Justin Aldred of OB/Gyn South joins me. While Dr. Aldred has a medical practice of his own, this week he shares his own medical journey. From being awake during surgery to discovering he has a blood clot disorder to now living...

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To many people, marital stress and even extramarital affairs seem to be a fact of life. This week, Dr. Joe Beam explains why extramarital affairs are so prevalent, as well as how couples can prevent them. 

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This week, Dr. Joe Beam returns to The SavvyCast to discuss why affairs happen and how to prevent them. Dr. Beam's work has helped thousands of couples. He believes that by reaching beyond the mind and in...

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