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Navigating Decisions & Transitions One Girls Night at a Time. Welcome to Girls Night, the go-to podcast for women in their Everything Era, that wildly confusing decade-ish where we have to make many of the most significant decisions of our lives all at the same time. (Career, marriage, motherhood, and more!) Thankfully, we don’t have to do it alone. The best girls nights aren’t just about eating pizza in sweatpants with your friends — they’re about problem solving and leaning into the collective wisdom of women, and that’s what this podcast is all about. Join host Stephanie May Wilson as she interviews some of the world’s wisest women on the topics that keep us up at night. You’ll walk away from each episode with both clarity and confidence — knowing what your next step is and also how to take it.

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Navigating Decisions & Transitions One Girls Night at a Time. Welcome to Girls Night, the go-to podcast for women in their Everything Era, that wildly confusing decade-ish where we have to make many of the most significant decisions of our lives all at the same time. (Career, marriage, motherhood, and more!) Thankfully, we don’t have to do it alone. The best girls nights aren’t just about eating pizza in sweatpants with your friends — they’re about problem solving and leaning into the collective wisdom of women, and that’s what this podcast is all about. Join host Stephanie May Wilson as she interviews some of the world’s wisest women on the topics that keep us up at night. You’ll walk away from each episode with both clarity and confidence — knowing what your next step is and also how to take it.

    How to Become an Informed Voter Before the Next Election — with Sharon McMahon

    How to Become an Informed Voter Before the Next Election — with Sharon McMahon

    Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night!

    I’m so excited about today’s episode. Today we’re talking about how to become an informed voter and avoid misinformation on the internet.

    I’m excited about this episode because if you’re anything like me, you feel the weight of the political tension happening in our world right now – especially as we’re inching closer to election time! Your social media feeds are filled with everyone and their mom’s opinions on leaders and policies and, before you know it, you’re feeling angry, frustrated, and confused. And, on top of all of that, you’re wondering if your vote will actually make a difference or if it will just get lost in a giant pool of people. 

    Friends, if you’re feeling this way, you’re not alone and I cannot wait to introduce you to today’s guest! 

    Our guest for today’s episode is my new friend and go-to politics guru, Sharon McMahon. Sharon is on a mission to curate facts, fun, and inspiration by educating Americans on democracy, politics, and history. After years of serving as a high school government and law teacher, Sharon took her passion for education to social media to combat political misinformation with non-partisan facts. 

    In this episode she’s helping us figure out which news sources are helpful and which ones might be unhelpful, why our votes matter, how to manage our mental health during elections, and how to set boundaries with family members around political conversations (and avoid arguments). 

    Friends, I love this episode because it’s a (actually fun) conversation about politics (for the girl who hates politics! 🤣).

    No matter what political party you align with, this episode will help you find out what’s most important to you so that you can make an informed decision this November.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Boobs 101: A Woman's Guide to Breast Health — with Dr. Gillian Goddard

    Boobs 101: A Woman's Guide to Breast Health — with Dr. Gillian Goddard

    Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night!

    I am so excited for what we have going on this week. Put on your coziest sweatpants and listen in, because today we’re talking all about boobs! 

    I’m excited about this episode, because, if you're anything like me, you haven’t spent a ton of time learning about your breast health. Sure, you know the basics and they’re a part of who you are, but you also have some questions that maybe you’ve been too embarrassed or uncomfortable to ask. Questions like “Is it normal to experience pain in xyz scenario?”, “Should I be doing a self breast exam and how often,?” or “How do I control my boob sweat?”. 

    Also — as we go through life, are there things we’re supposed to know about our boobs? Ways we’re supposed to take care of them? I wasn’t aware of any for so long, and I always worried that I was missing something.

    If you can relate to any of those things, I’m so glad you get to hear this conversation!

    Our guest for today’s show is Dr. Gillian Goddard. Gillian is an endocrinologist in private practice in New York City and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. I first discovered her work after reading an article she collaborated on with Emily Oster from Parent Data called An Owner's Manual for Breasts. The research was so helpful and informative, so I knew we needed to have her on! 

    This episode is especially close to my heart right now, because I had a bit of a health scare last week. I had my second ever mammogram, and thought it would be a simple check-up. But it turns out, they needed to go in to take another look, and then I actually ended up having to get a biopsy! 

    Thankfully, I’m totally fine. The spot was benign. But that experience has me more resolved than ever to talk about things on the show that are just not talked about enough.

    Our bodies are incredible — and they’re also kinda complicated sometimes — but thankfully, we don’t have to figure ANY of this out alone. Let’s dive into the episode!
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    • 56 min
    How to Split up Household Responsibilities with your Spouse (and STOP Daily Arguments!) — Eve Rodsky

    How to Split up Household Responsibilities with your Spouse (and STOP Daily Arguments!) — Eve Rodsky

    Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night!

    I’m so excited about today’s episode. Today we’re talking about how to get on the same page about household responsibilities with your spouse.

    Question for you – 

    Do you and your spouse (or partner or roommate) ever have a hard time figuring out who is responsible for managing certain household tasks? This could apply to chores, paying bills, or making meals.

    Okay, another question for you – 

    Are you frustrated because the majority of household tasks always seem to fall on you? 

    Friends, I’ve lived in that tension before, but, today’s guest (and her book) changed everything for me and my relationships in general! 

    Our guest for today’s episode is my new friend, Eve Rodsky. Eve is an expert on the gender division of labor. She wrote one of my favorite books called, Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live). In it, she discusses the issue of unequal labor in the home, why this is hurting our relationships, and what we can do to fix it. 

    One of my favorite parts of the episode is when she explains the concept of being the “She Fault” and why so much of the domestic work falls in the hands of women. More about that soon! 

    Friends, whether you’re married, engaged, single, or dating, I know there’s something for you in this episode! 

    Okay, one more quick thing before we dive in –

    I wanted to let you know that there are a handful of cuss words in this episode, so if you’re listening with tiny ears around that repeat everything like my girls do, maybe put some headphones in for this conversation! 

    Alright, let’s jump into my conversation with Eve!
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Stop Trying to be the “Perfect” Christian (This is Important! Here’s Why…) — with Kimberly Stuart

    Stop Trying to be the “Perfect” Christian (This is Important! Here’s Why…) — with Kimberly Stuart

    Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night!

    I’m so excited about today’s episode. Today we’re talking about why it’s so important that we stop trying to be the “perfect” Christian.

    Tell me if any of this sounds familiar to you:

    You try to do all of the “right” things like pray and read your Bible, but sometimes it feels like you’re checking boxes off a to-do list rather than experiencing real intimacy with God. 

    Or maybe you feel like you need to do X,Y, & Z, you fill in the blanks, in order to be a “good Christian” or person of faith.

    Or, if you don’t have your quiet time (or whatever the thing is you feel you’re supposed to do), you feel like a bad Christian and that God must be disappointed in you. 

    Does any of this resonate with you? If so, I want you to know you’re not alone and we’re going to work through this together. 

    Our guest for today’s episode is Kimberly Stuart. Kim is a writer, speaker and podcaster. Her most recent book is called, Star for Jesus (And Other Jobs I Quit): Rediscovering the Grace that Sets Us Free. In it, she’s reminding us that our faith is not about trying to be good enough or doing all of the right things — instead, it’s about accepting the free gift of God’s grace. 

    Kim is hilarious and warm and relatable and wise. I can’t wait for you to meet her.

    One of my favorite quotes Kim says in the episode is this, “There is more than enough grace to cushion every single fall every single day.” Yes and amen to that! 

    I hope this conversation reminds you how loved you are and that there’s room for everyone at God’s table! Okay, let’s dive in!
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    How to Navigate Friendship Conflict and Find Forever Friends — Danielle Bayard Jackson

    How to Navigate Friendship Conflict and Find Forever Friends — Danielle Bayard Jackson

    Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night!

    I’m so excited about today’s episode. Today we’re talking about friendship, specifically how to navigate friendship conflict and find forever friends.

    To help us with this, I invited a Girls Night favorite back on the show, my dear friend, Danielle Bayard Jackson! Danielle is a female friendship coach and educator who speaks nationally about the science of women’s platonic connections. She has a brand new book out called, Fighting for Our Friendships: The Science and Art of Conflict and Connection in Women's Relationships. 

    This book offers the strategies we all need when navigating our friendships and she’s sharing several of those strategies with us in today’s conversation! She’s also sharing more about “friend types” and how to know which one you are! 

    One of my favorite moments of the episode was when she shared her advice for setting boundaries in your friendships. Y’all need to listen in, because you’re going to LOVE what she has to say about this!

    Okay, friends, make yourself cozy — here’s my conversation with Danielle!
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    How to be More Present When you Want to Skip Ahead — with Ruth Chou Simons

    How to be More Present When you Want to Skip Ahead — with Ruth Chou Simons

    Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night!

    I’m so excited about today’s episode. Today we’re talking about how to stay present even if you’re not exactly where you want to be in life. 

    I’m excited about this episode because if you’re anything like me, when you’re going through a waiting season, all you want to do is skip forward and get to the “good part” where it feels like you have your life together again. Or maybe you want to skip ahead because what you’re currently facing — in your job, in parenting, in a relationship —  is too hard, too messy, or not at all where you pictured you would be at this time in your life.

    Friends, I get it. I’ve been there too. But the more waiting seasons I’ve lived through, the more that I’ve discovered that they're not something to wish away. They’re actually something to lean into, and today’s guest is going to teach all about this!

    Our guest for today’s episode is my new friend, Ruth Chou Simons. Ruth is a bestselling author of several books and Bible studies, an artist, entrepreneur, podcaster, and speaker, using each of these platforms to sow the Word of God into people’s hearts. I’ve been a fan of Ruth for years and love the work that she does. Her newest book is called, Now and Not Yet: Pressing in When You’re Waiting, Wanting, and Restless for More. 

    In the description she says this book is showing us how to “embrace the biblical truth that someday is made up of thousands of right nows” and that’s really what this episode is all about!

    If you’re feeling stuck in your current circumstances, I hope today’s conversation is the reminder you need that no season is wasted and it’s possible to grow in the right here and right now.
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    • 49 min

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I love it!

I love how real and honest everyone gets. This truly feels like sitting with your friends at girls night and it’s one of my favorite podcast’s out!

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Listening to Stephanie talk about the Everything Era on her podcast is like getting a warm encouraging hug from a dear friend. I look forward to her new episodes every Monday morning!

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