Jamie Logo BlackHappy Hour #35 is with my friend Melanie Shankle. You may know Melanie from her blog, The Big Mama Blog, where she's been cracking up all of us readers for years now.



Melanie lives in San Antonio with her husband and daughter. She is the author of three books, Sparkly Green Earrings, The Antelope in the Living Room, and her newest, Nobody's Cuter Than You, that just released this week on April 7th.

On the show today we talk about her book a lot, her friend Jen that she mentions in the book who is walking through cancer, how I started podcasting because of her and Sophie's podcast, talking with our kids about sex, the shows we watch, how much we both like baseball, college life, and how technology has ruined us all. I laughed so much in this podcast and loved every second of chatting with Melanie. I think that you will too.

Today's Happy Hour episode is exactly what I had in mind when I dreamed of my own podcast. One minute we're talking about the crazy things our kids say about sex, and the next minute we're talking about one of our friends struggling through cancer. It's the real talk that girlfriends have, and so this Happy Hour is one that you will love.

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Connect with Melanie:

Facebook // Instagram // Twitter Β // Blog // Amazon


Melanie is giving away a copyΒ of her newest book, Nobody's Cuter Than You, to THREE lucky winners from this blog. All you need to do is leave a comment and you are entered. Contest will end on Thursday, April 16th at midnight and only you people in the continental US can win (sorry all my overseas friends – but still enter and have it shipped to a friend here if you win!) I'd love to hear what you loved about the show, and if you have kids over 11 you know we want your best advice you have for us mamma's entering that stage of life! And just how sweet is my daughter, Story, with Melanie's book!


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{You can listen to the show HERE.}

Jamie Ivey