Episode 48: A Life of Little Moments with Melanie Shankle



On today’s show we talk with proud Texan, veteran blogger and New York Times bestselling author, Melanie Shankle, or as you may know her, Big Mama. Melanie was one of our most requested guests last season so we were thrilled she was able to share her hilarious, raw, and beautiful view of motherhood with us. Find out where the nickname Big Mama comes from, what lie both she and April are guilty of telling their pediatrician, and laugh along with us as we reflect on the myriad mundane moments that make up a life of mothering. Disclaimer: you’ll also learn what the tweens today consider “oldies” on their playlists—and it’s gonna make you feel old.

Show Notes

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Mentioned in this episode:

Melanie Shankle: The Big Momma Blog | Podcast: The Big Boo Cast | Instagram | Newest book: Everyday Holy: Finding a Big God in the Little Moments | Fearless FaithMelanie's devotional book for girls, comes out in August but you can pre-order it on Amazon now

Supercut of The Big Boo Cast (highlights of the last ten years and 100 episodes!)

It's true: there really are whole blogs dedicated to raising angora rabbits for fur 

Also true: Friends airs on Nick at Nite (!!!)

Melanie recommends: these slides | a Texas waffle maker | book: Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis


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Episode credits: 

Hosted by Indiana Adams and April Hoss, produced by Katie Leipprandt, edited by Kyle Cummings.

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