A Non Mom Happy Hour is a podcast and community that brings women together for laughter and healing every Sunday night. This is a safe space to talk about trauma, survival, self-care, and the innate badassery that comes with being a woman. If you like to laugh, feel like you never quite fit into most lady groups because you're not a mom, or just need a break from momming for an hour, you should come to hang out! A Non Mom Happy Hour: Celebrating real ass human women, whether they use their baby box or not.
Special Crossover Episode: Kelly on Boobies & Noobies
This week’s special feature is, we think, a delightful and fun time with our own Kelly Nerdzilla Mendenhall and “The Other Kelly,” Kelly Reynolds of Boobies & Noobies.
Kelly and Kelly both read the romance novel Calling It by Jen Doyle. After a quick interview, they do a deep dive into the book. Was it sexy? Worth reading? What did they love and hate about it?
Here’s the thing — Non Mom Kelly did not expect to have fun reading this book, but she totally did. And there’s some pretty steamy scenes in it. If you’ve dismissed erotica or romance novels in the past, you may be pleasantly surprised by this book as well!We hope you enjoy listening as much as Kelly and Kelly enjoyed recording, and we want to thank Kelly Reynolds for allowing us to share this crossover!
p.s. Non Mom Kelly is recovering well from surgery and her at-home nurse sees her once a week and at-home physical therapist comes twice per week. The first two weeks were very hard but she got through. Yesterday she went up the stairway to the second floor for the first time since before surgery!
Special Release: Women Conquer Business Crossover
As you know, the podcast is on a bit of a hiatus until the New Year because of Kelly’s big time neurosurgery. But we promised we would be posting some special episodes and collaborations.
First up is an episode of Women Conquer Business with Jen McFarland! Kelly appeared on the show to be interviewed about her book, the podcast, and her work in Network Marketing.
What Kelly didn’t know at the time was that Jen is actually a HUGE fan of A Non Mom Happy Hour and had been following Nerdzilla Lives! (Kelly’s blog) and things. The two ladies had a lot of fun in the studio, and Kelly talks about the beginning of the show and the friendship that the Non Moms developed from several states away.
Oh, and here’s a nugget of awesome from Jen! She developed a “How-To” guide for launching a podcast! We wish we’d have had this in the beginning.
Librarians on Horseback in Eastern Kentucky
A special announcement:
This week's episode is bittersweet as it will be our last, fresh episode until the New Year. Due to many variables, including Kelly's need to focus on healing after her next surgery, the podcast will be on hiatus. It wasn’t an easy decision. But this next surgery is a doozy, and Kelly owes it to herself and every single fan we've told to put self-care first, to do just that.Kelly will be in the hospital from October 22 - 25 or 26. She'll be working with occupational therapists to teach her how to navigate her body and life without hurting herself.Kelly is currently working on book No. 2 which is on medical gaslighting, still writing her blog and newsletter, and generally trying to kick as much ass as she can from the #businesscouch. There’s a promo code of HAPPYHOUR at nerdzillakelly.com/store to receive a discount on Nerdzilla and Mechanerdzilla merch. If you want to keep up with Kelly while we are away, you should subscribe to her newsletter atnerdzillakelly.com/newsletter.
On to this week's episode!:
Kelly tells Debbie Jo about the amazing horseback librarians of Eastern Kentucky! During The Great Depression, The Pack Horse Library Project was launched as part of President Roosevelt's Work Progress Administration -- First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt had a passion for creating jobs that benefited women and children, especially, and saw a great need for literacy and access to education in Kentucky.
At the time, unemployment in the region was at 40% and about 31% of the population in Eastern Kentucky couldn’t read. But how to deliver books to families living in the Appalachian Mountains, in treacherous terrain and cut off from so much of civilization?
You guessed it -- horseback! The ladies who delivered books, scrapbooks, magazines, and newspapers were definitely everyday heroes. We hope you enjoy learning about them as much as we did.
Everybody Ask Win!
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This week Kelly and Debbie Jo got to hang out with Win Kelly Charles! Win is definitely a badass lady. Born with Cerebral Palsy and severe Scoliosis, Win made quite the early entrance into the world, changing her parents lives and the lives of those around her, forever. You can't help but fall in love with Win's spirit and perseverance.
She has authored multiple books, hosts and co-hosts multiple podcasts, and spreads education and awareness about living with Cerebral Palsy and chronic pain, daily. We talked about Spoonie life, fashion for Spoonies and her podcast Diary of a Fashionista, grief & loss, and authenticity!
We hope you enjoy hearing Win's story and our conversation in the virtual studio.
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This week's episode is a hoot!
To keep things interesting Debbie Jo shares again (who needs rules anyway amiright) all about America's favorite pastime, baseball!
The story of Jackie Mitchell is full of controversy, mystery, + badassery. The 17 year old struck out 2 of baseball's best players in an exhibition game on April 2, 1931.
Or did she?
We'll let you decide based on the evidence but we'd love to hear your thoughts + theories so send us a message after you listen!
Thanks for listening this week + every week :)
Corrections Quadrants & The Destroyer of Men's Souls
We're coming to you this week with our first ever Corrections Quadrant! A new (and hopefully lasting) listener and friend wrote to us in response to our episode last episode and the use of the term "Gypsy" and she offered us some education on Roma culture. If you'd like to learn more about Roma culture, please check out this awesome article.
Next, Kelly surprises the heck out of Debbie Jo when she tells her why she's working on removing the word "Y'all" from her vocabulary. All about learning, knowing, and doing better, folks. We're all human and don't have to be perfect, but we should try to be better whenever possible.
Speaking of being a real ass human... This week Debbie Jo tells Kelly about Carrie A. Nation, a somewhat controversial woman in history. We don't want to give too much away in the show notes, so you should definitely listen and draw your own conclusions. Her story begs the question: are badasses and heroes only ever perfect? (Spoiler alert: No.) And Carrie is credited with opening the country's first ever battered women and children's shelter, so there's that!
Thank you for being with us this week and every week. We had a really great time recording this episode, and Kelly was able to do it from a bedside studio thanks to our distinguished producer, Wade Freeman. Thanks, Wade!
Always be a real as human and have a great week, friends!
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We over here at Mama Never Told Us podcast you have inspired us by being the strong women you are are. Great podcast!!!!
Fun and entertaining
Love listening to these ladies. Always a good time
I love the concept of this podcast and was hooked from the intro music! Debbie and Kelly navigate us through their inspiring lives and of other strong women through history. If you're looking for a podcast that you will learn something but also be entertained, this is IT. Subscribe and listen now!