_I Like to Laugh and Cry At the same time! It's like An Emotional Smoothie_Melanie Dale_Shalom In The City_ Episode 20

On the show today I talk to one of my favorite women, Melanie Dale.


Melanie runs the website Unexpected where she writes about motherhood, friendships, infertility, adoption, orphan care, and so much more.  What I love about her site is it feels like one big hug and then a completely satisfying belly laugh. Melanie is also the author of two books: Women Are Scary: The Totally Awkward Adventure of Finding Mom Friends and It’s Not Fair: Learning to Love the Life You Didn’t Choose.

We talk about her most recent book “It’s Not Fair” on the episode since it just released LAST WEEK!  Whoo-hoo!  Go, Mel!

In fact, I loved this book so much I have an extra copy to give away; directions are in the podcast episode.



On the podcast we talk about the Shalom Sista Manifesto point, “We Will Choose Subversive Joy”.  She gives is the best advice on motherhood and laughter, she’s gives us permission to own our feelings, and she her end of the show quote is spot on!

It was a really great conversation and I hope you’ll take a listen.

Practicing the Shalom of Laughter,