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‘Mother’s Day Special’ | Inside Voice 48

Happy Mother’s Day from Inside Voice! This special episode shines a spotlight on Seattle writers, Wendy Staley Colbert, Tiffany Kelly, Patty Kinney, Kelly McKenzie, Jennifer Munro and Katie Anthony.

Motherhood. It’s messy, unpredictable and beautiful. The stories on this show are a powerful collection of the heartfelt and heartbreaking moments that define us as mothers.

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Wendy Staley Colbert

Tiffany Kelly

Patty Kinney

Kelly McKenzie

Jennifer Munro

Katie Anthony

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‘Yoga Pants Rap’ MyLifeSuckers | Inside Voice 47

Deva Dalporto from MyLifeSuckers talks to us about the creative process behind her viral parody videos, life before YouTube fame and what projects she is working on next!

Deva Dalporto of MyLifeSuckers is the creator of the viral videos “Suburban Funk,” “I Just Need Some Space,” “What Does the Kid Say,” “Let It Go—Mom Parody,” and many more. NBC called her the “Weird Al of YouTube Moms.” Her videos have garnered over 70 million views and have been on Good Morning America, The Today Show, People.com, CNN, ABC, Fox News, HuffPost, PopSugar, Scary Mommy, Parents, trending on Yahoo several times and more. A former Senior Editor for Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect, Deva has written for HuffPost, Yahoo!, PopSugar, Scary Mommy, Bio.com, What The Flicka and WeAreTeachers. She won a BlogHer Voice of the Year Award for Short Form Video and was nominated as “Best Fan Cover Artist” in ABC’s Billboard Music Awards Special. Deva is a contributor to the anthologies I Just Want to Be Alone and The Bigger Book of Parenting Tweets. She blogs at MyLifeSuckers.com and you can always find her on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook!

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MyLIfeSuckers |YouTube

MyLifeSuckers | Facebook

MyLifeSuckers | Blog

Yoga Pants Rap |YouTube

You’re Welcome Mom Parody (from Moana)

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‘How I Lost Love And Gained Life On My Wedding Day’ | Inside Voice 46

Liz Petrone reads her heartbreakingly romantic story, ‘How I Lost Love And Gained Life On My Wedding Day.’

Liz Petrone is a mama, yogi, writer, warrior, wanderer, dreamer, doubter, and hot mess. She lives in a creaky old house in Central New York with her ever-patient husband, their four babies, and an excitable dog named Boss, and shares her stories on her website lizpetrone.com. You can also find her on Facebook and on Instagram.

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Liz Petrone | Blog

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‘4 Ways Millennial Parents Can Deal With Online Judgment’ | Inside Voice 45

Andrea Rhoades from Selfies to Selfless reads her essay ‘4 Ways Millennial Parents Can Deal With Online Judgment.’

Andrea Rhoades is the creator of Selfies to Selfless, a blog for Millennial parents. She is passionate about chatting with the newest generation of parents to better understand the unique challenges they face.

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Selfies to Selfless | Blog

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‘Vasovagal Is Not A Feminine Itch Product’ | Inside Voice 44

Jennifer Christensen from EARMUFFSKIDS reads her painfully hilarious essay ‘Vasovagal Is Not A Feminine Itch Product.’

Jennifer Christensen is a wife, mother of three, school psychologist, photographer, and aspiring writer. She can run 1/2 marathons without dying, but she can’t always run them without peeing her pants. Jennifer enjoys reading, kickboxing classes at the gym, and wasting hours on social media. She blogs about keeping the chaos together at www.earmuffskids.wordpress.com. You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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EARMUFFSKIDS | Blog

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Instagram

Twitter

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‘I Was Raped, But You Probably Won’t Believe Me’ | Inside Voice 43

TRIGGER WARNING: Alexis Edwards from Mrs. Mombie reads her essay ‘I Was Raped, But You Probably Won’t Believe Me.’

I’m Alexis, the perpetually tired mama to Rory (2012) and Rowan (2014) and wifey to a 6’7″, fuego bearded Irishman. I’m loud, opinionated, and do what I want. I survive on all the coffee, wine, sarcasm, and occasional lots of curse words. My husband comes from a big family and wants me to give birth to at least six tiny humans. I tell him everyday he’s coo coo for cocoa puffs. I’m too tired for that business. Plus, my body is wrecked and I can’t for the life of me do enough kegels to repair the damage my first two caused.

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Mrs. Mombie | Blog

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Birth360

If you or someone you know has or is experiencing abuse, the National Domestic Violence Hotline can help. They are available 24/7 at 1-800-799-7233.

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‘I Flew 1,200 Miles To Fake Being Engaged To An ICU Patient I’d Never Met Before – And Now We’re Married’ | Inside Voice 42

Sheri Schooley from Mommyopoly reads her xoJane featured essay, ‘I Flew 1,200 Miles to Fake Being Engaged to an ICU Patient I’d Never Met Before – And Now We’re Married.’

Sheri Schooley (Mommyopoly) is a sarcastic, witty, self-depricating, middle-age wife and mother of 2 incredibly amazing daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as making people laugh. She currently resides in the way-too-hot state of Florida and is phenomenal at complaining at complaining about it. Sheri expresses herself best through the written word and hopes that you’ll be able to connect with her through her stories of relationships, parenting, and neuroses. She can be found on Facebook  and Twitter @Mommyopoly.

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Mommyopoly | Blog

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‘What The Brady Bunch Taught Our Blended Family’ | Inside Voice 41

Kate Chapman from This Life In Progress reads her essay ‘What The Brady Bunch Taught Our Blended Family’ and talks about how the popular sitcom from the 70’s unexpectedly helped pave the way for a major transition.

Call me Kate. My husband Gabe and I live on the East Coast with the six children in our modern-day Brady Bunch: Simon, Sara, Caden, Amy, Lottie and Jack. Our blended family of eight lives on our suburban mini-farm with our French bulldog Miller, six hens, and various other assorted pets (today, a hamster and a colony of bees. There’s a campaign underway for parakeets, but I digress).

We’re sharing our story, tips and tricks and failures too, so that other families affected by divorce and remarriage feel less alone. Is that you? You’ve found your tribe!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest on our blended stepfamily adventures, up to the minute hilarity, and tips and tricks for families of all kinds. Need help? Submit a question to the weekly Ask Kate column or check out the humongous collection of divorced and blended family resources on Pinterest.

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This Life In Progress | Blog

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‘What I Try to Keep in Mind After Almost Losing My Daughter’ | Inside Voice 40

Lauren Lodder from Mommy Owl reads her essay that was featured on The Mighty about almost losing her 1-year-old daughter to idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).

Hi! I’m Lauren. I live in Texas with my husband and two young daughters, ages 2 and 4. Before becoming a work-at-home mom and a freelance writer, I taught writing and literature classes at the college level. I earned my BA from UC Berkeley and my MA from CSUF. My favorite part of this parenting gig is watching my babies become strong and opinionated young ladies. Writing about their various shenanigans gives me so much joy because kids are hilarious. In my downtime, I enjoy cuddling with my husband (sans children), reading science fiction books, and drinking bubbly champagne. You can find me blogging @ Mommyowl.com, on Facebook @ mommyowldotcom and on Twitter @Lhlodder.

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Mommy Owl By Lauren Lodder | FB

Mommy Owl | Twitter

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‘Not So Glamorous’ | Inside Voice 39

Award-winning author Ronit Plank brings us back to the ’90s with “Not So Glamorous”, her essay about spokesmodeling, bars, a break up, and trying to find herself in the city.

Ronit’s essays and fiction have appeared in The American Literary ReviewSalonBest New Writing 2015, and The Iowa Review (runner up, The 2013 Iowa Review Award for Fiction), among others. Her story “Gibbous” was a Narrative 2014 Winter Short Story Contest finalist and won the Eric Hoffer Award for Short Prose. Her essay “I’m Sorry About the Dog” was given Special Mention in Hunger Mountain’s 2016 Creative Nonfiction Prize and will be published in Proximity Magazine’s April 2017 issue. Her short story “The Plan” won Sequestrum’s 2016 New Writer Award and will appear in their summer 2017 issue. Ronit earned her MFA in nonfiction at Pacific University and is currently working on her coming-of-age memoir.  More about her, a complete list of her work, and links to publications are at www.ronitfeinglassplank.com .

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