Ep 16: Family Field Trips with Erin Austen Abbott
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How do we bring education about the world into our family experiences? In this episode, I’m talking with multi-passionate entrepreneur Erin Austen Abbott about her life and work, including her most recent venture as the author of the book Family Field Trips: Explore Art, Food, Music & Nature with Kids. We discuss how expanding our exposure to the globe can grow opportunity and compassion in our children, as well as how Erin manages to stay on top of her multiple business ventures.


About the Guest:

Erin Austen Abbott, born in 1976, in Tupelo, Mississippi, studied photography at the Museum School of Fine Arts in, Boston, MA,  and at the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle, WA. She has had photography shows in Tampa, Seattle, Boston, Memphis, Los Angeles, Oxford, MS, Charleston, SC, Basel, Switzerland, Milan, Italy, Berlin, Germany, and Water Valley, MS, 1999-2018.

Her writing and photography have been published in such publications as Esquire, Bon Appétit, Visit Baton Rouge, Invitation Magazine, Country Roads, liquor.com, Southern Living, Garden & Gun, Bitter Southerner, Teen Vogue, Alternative Press, Los Angeles Times, Uppercase, Bake From Scratch, Southern Lady, Oxford Magazine, Oh So Beautiful Paper, West Elm’s blog First + Main, Good Grit, Laurel Mercantile journal, Splinter Creek, and Southern Spaces. 

She has been featured in The New York Times, Anthology Magazine, Flea Market Style Magazine, Design Sponge, Lonny, Domino, First + Main, Pennyweight, Houzz, and in the book Sage Living by Anne Sage for Chronicle Books, to name a few.

She published her first book,  How To Make It, on Chronicle Books, in the spring of 2017 and has a new book that will be out in April of 2020 called Family Field Trip. Her blog, Field Trip works to teach parents and children about design, food, art, and culture, from home and beyond. 

Erin lives in Water Valley, Mississippi with her husband and son. When not writing, she has an interior design studio and content creation business that keeps her equally as busy. 

Find Erin online at:


https://www.instagram.com/fieldtripblog P: erinaustenabbott






About the Host:

Janice Scholl has spent her entire career talking about money and business. Through her time as a commercial banker, consultant, and mentor to budding entrepreneurs, she helped clients create solid business and financial strategies to help propel their business to success. While working with aspiring female entrepreneurs, Janice noticed that the same four themes kept repeating:

  • Many women are uncomfortable with finance, both in their business and in their personal life.
  • Women want access to more women mentors and advisors.
  • Women often start businesses because they feel the corporate world doesn’t fit their lifestyle. Few are motivated by purely financial reasons.
  • Mothers didn’t want money to drive their family decisions.

From these themes, The Money, Career, & Motherhood Podcast was born. Now Janice spends her time helping mothers gain confidence and understanding about money, career, and business topics as they relate to motherhood and family – the way many women actually think about money. Janice loves helping mothers implement business and financial strategies within their families to help each family member thrive.

Visit the Money, Career, & Motherhood website, Facebook page, Facebook group, or on Instagram.


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