004 – The Summer of the War of the Shorts

Exploring the idea that “it takes a village to raise a child,” Val shares a story from her childhood. Val was delighted when part of her wardrobe transformed from dorky to cool, thanks to a friend’s mom. However, Val’s own mother was not so impressed. In the end,...

003 – Hangin’ Out Like Our Ancestors

Our ancestors thrived by being in groups and tribes. Val discusses the benefits of this, why we shouldn’t be limited to just the nuclear family, how we can emulate how our ancestors lived, and how the Hemmingers did just that. With most households having two working...

002 – The Threads that Connect Us

Each relationship is a thread that connects us, some stronger and some fainter but all forming fabric of life. Val discusses the importance of community and friendship, whether you apply it to raising children, knowing your neighbors, or other areas of life. This is...

001 – Introduction

Welcome to the Growing Up Hemminger Podcast! In this episode, Val introduces the podcast, gives some insight into why she’s starting it, and what you’ll hear in future episodes. Val Hemminger creates business, life, projects, and friendships that make our...