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Melanie Shankle

36 Podcast Episodes

Latest 1 May 2022 | Updated Daily

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Very Bold Radio 4-9-22 with Melanie Shankle

Very Bold Radio Podcast w/ Steve Teel

New York Times Bestselling Author Melanie Shankle sheds light on how she became the renowned blogger and writer she is today. This podcast offers her advice on finding the bright side in the chaos of the world, moving past fear, and ultimately placing complete trust in what God has already planned to happen.  Time Stamps: 0:00-3:30 Intro to New York Times Bestselling Author Melanie Shankle. Listing of some of the books which gave her that title.  3:30-5:00 Off air questions on the air revealing publishing hiccups.  5:00-7:00 Small world! The many people Steve Teel and Melanie have in common. 7:00-9:45 “On the Bright Side”, one of Melanie’s latest book about kindness, love, mercy, and joy in the midst of everything else. How coming out right before the pandemic started impacted her and others.  9:45-11:50 Finding the bright side in a pandemic. Getting to be with families, learning prioritization, what matters most.  11:50-13:50 Keeping a slower pace post-pandemic.  13:50-17:35 Origin story of “the big mama blog” that started back in 2006. Talking creative outlets as a mom.  17:35-21:45 Hearing the perspective of Melanie’s eighteen year old daughter Caroline. Not being phased by the fame or childhood stories used by her mom as an author. 21:45-23:00 The impacts of Covid on Caroline’s last year of high school, as well as the difficulty of all the lasts that happen.  23:00-25:15 How Melanie and her husband are doing as empty nesters. Being intentional in your marriage in the midst of parenting. 25:15-27:45 God’s currently speaking to Melanie about moving past fear of outcomes, and trusting in His ultimate plan and outcome more. How pleasing God is more important than pleasing people.  27:45-31:10 How can writing be the hardest thing that an author does? 31:10-34:00 Sneak peek into Melanie’s thoughts for her next book about transitions in motherhood like becoming an empty nester and conquering the fears of new seasons.  34:00-36:45 Advice for those who are feeling the pervasiveness of fear. Remembering that God is not surprised or afraid of what you are going through.  36:45- Steve closes with the final encouragement to remember that our greatest hope is in Jesus Christ, who conquers all fear so that we can be very bold. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


9 Apr 2022

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Melanie Shankle Patreon Preview

StoryTellers Live

Have you ever wondered what a Patreon episode is all about? Well today is your lucky day! You all loved Melanie Shankle’s podcast episode so much, we are bringing you more! Twice a month on Patreon we do a “Story Within the Story” episode with some of our storytellers. This month, we gave our Patreon community a chance to ask Melanie questions, and then we had a conversation with her, asking more about parenting children through teenage drama and overall parenting wisdom. To hear the full conversation and to help support the StoryTellers Live Ministry you can join Patreon today at patreon.com/Stlcommunity To learn more about us go storytellerslive.org Come meet us Wednesday April 20th at our Spring Luncheon in Birmingham - purchase tickets HERE


25 Mar 2022

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The Parenting Struggle - Melanie Shankle Story :: [Episode 177]

StoryTellers Live

​​Watching your child walk through difficult times can be one of the hardest aspects of parenting. Melanie Shankle, from San Antonio, Texas, and host of The Big Boo podcast, vulnerably shares her story of walking her teenage daughter through a tormenting Sophomore year in high school. As a parent, Melanie gently reminds us to keep faith when God delays answering our prayers for our child's struggle, and she encourages us to keep believing He alone knows what your child needs, as He alone sees the whole, big picture. ​IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: You can't prepare your child for the real world if you are always protecting them from the real world. Walking through hard times is the main way God wants your child to taste and see that He is good. Our kids will model what we show them more than what we say. ​​ Special offer for Patreon members only! Do you have a question for Melanie after hearing her story? Post it on Patreon, and we will ask her on one of the "Story Within the Story" March episodes. Go to www.patreon.com/stlcommunity and ask away! Not a member? For $5 or $10 a month you can join today! To order "Nobody's Cuter Than You" by Melanie Shankle, https://thebigmamablog.com/nobodys-cuter-than-you/ To learn more about StoryTellers Live go to www.storytellerslive.org To listen to Katie's story about her parenting struggles (Releasing My Children's Choices EP 45) Listen here.


2 Mar 2022

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S2 Ep 25 Seriously, Nobody's cuter than you with Melanie Shankle

Rambling Through Everyday Life Podcast

Follow Melanie Shankle online (including her social media links, her fabulous blog & info about all of her books) here Listen to Sophie Hudson's episode here or watch it here Listen to the Big Boo Cast here Shop all of Melanie & Sophie's favorites on their Big Boo Cast Amazon shop  Order Nobody's Cuter Than You: A Memoir about the Beauty of Friendship Order On the Bright Side: Stories about Friendship, Love and Being True to Yourself Kathleen Jennings Beauty & Jamie Golden skin care recommendations on IG Do you want to join our Bible reading plan?  It's never too late!   Proverbs 16:24: "Kind words are like honey— sweet to the soul and healthy for the body." We LOVE connecting with you! Have you subscribed to our YouTube channel? Join our Facebook group here Follow us on IG here Follow us on TikTok here


8 Feb 2022

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S4, E16: Sophie Hudson and Melanie Shankle Interview

Raising Boys & Girls

Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they chat with Sophie Hudson and Melanie Shankle of the Big Boo Cast Podcast about raising kids with respect. Grab links, state, and quotes you want to remember in the episode show notes HERE. Connect with Sissy, David, and Melissa HERE. Connect with Minno HERE.


18 Jan 2022

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Long Game Parenting :: Melanie Shankle and Sophie Hudson [Ep 337]

Don't Mom Alone Podcast

Their real names are Melanie Shankle and Sophie Hudson, but they’ve been blogging for a long time on the internet as Big Mama and BooMama. In addition to being authors and speakers, they also host the fun podcast The Big Boo Cast where they talk about all the important stuff: faith, family, friends, football, fashion, and food. Plus, of course, their hair. They join me for a mom friends episode where we talk about parenting teens, launching kids to college and letting go of mom guilt.  “If you were a bad mom, you wouldn't spend a lot of time worrying about if you were a bad mom. So the fact that you're feeling that guilt is like, you love your child, you're showing up, you're trying to do all the right things. And you just have to trust that God's grace covers the rest of it because they're going to be things you get wrong.” You won’t want to miss the fun and funny Melanie and Sophie. I consider them some of my mentor moms and they offer up a lot of candid advice and wisdom for playing the “long game” of parenting.  Connect with Melanie:  Website: thebigmamablog.com Facebook: facebook.com/melanieshankle Instagram: @melanieshankle Connect with Sophie:  Website:  boomama.net Facebook: facebook.com/SophieHudsonBooMama Instagram: @boomama205 Links Mentioned:   The Big Boo Cast   BOOK: Grace Upon Grace Journaling Devotional: Trusting God No Matter What [EP 12] The Antelope in the Living Room with Melanie Shankle [EP 58] Home is Where My People Are :: Sophie Hudson [Ep 273] Navigating Friendship :: Melanie Shankle  Featured Sponsors:  BetterHelp: Visit betterhelp.com/DMA and join the over 2,000,000 people who have taken charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced professional. Special offer for Don’t Mom Alone listeners: get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/DMA.  Rothys: Keep it fresh this summer with washable shoes and bags from Rothy’s. Head to Rothys.com/DMA to find your new warm weather favorites today.

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13 Sep 2021

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On Parenting Teens and the Middle Space with Melanie Shankle | Selfie Episode 135


We are talking with author Melanie Shankle on raising teenagers, finding our own sense of self as a mom, and being in the weird middle place of life. BJ is talking about how to manage people in our lives who have done things that are really hurtful, and Claire is giving advice on how and when to use that hydrating mist. In this episode we also talked about:* On the Bright Side: Stories about Friendship, Love, and Being True to Yourself* Rage Against the Minivan* Love Beauty And Planet Shampoo Bar for Color Treated Hair The Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens: Help for Unprepared, Late, and Scattered Teens * Baron Fig* Steven Smith TeaChronic stress impacts our immune system, energy levels, and mood, and has lasting effects on your overall health. Apollo is a new wearable that improves your body’s resilience to stress, so you can stay healthy and productive. Apollo engages with your sense of touch, training your nervous system to bounce back more quickly from stress, going from “fight or flight” to “rest and digest” so you can stay calm, focus, relax, sleep, and stay healthier. Apollo actually trains your nervous system over time, so the more you wear it, the less you’ll need it to bounce back from stress. Try Apollo today and get 15% off your purchase at http://apolloneuro.com/SELFIE.


1 Jul 2020

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On the Bright Side with Melanie Shankle and Kelli McBrayer (Ep 80)

Treasured with Courtney DeFeo

Melanie Shankle writes regularly at The Big Mama blog and is the New York Times bestselling author of On the Bright Side (Zondervan). Melanie is a graduate of Texas A&M and loves writing, shopping at Target, checking to see what’s on sale at Anthropologie and trying to find the lighter side in every situation. Most of all, she loves being the mother of Caroline, the wife of Perry and the official herder of two wild dogs named Piper and Mabel. The five of them live in San Antonio, Texas. Kelli is the best friend of Treasured Girlz' host, Courtney DeFeo.


27 Apr 2020

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Happy Hour #292: Melanie Shankle

The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey

My guest for The Happy Hour # 292 is Melanie Shankle. Melanie writes regularly at The Big Mama blog and is a New York Times bestselling author of four previous books. Melanie is a loves writing, shopping at Target, and trying to find the lighter side in every situation. Most of all, she loves being the mother of Caroline, the wife of Perry, and the official herder of two wild dogs named Piper and Mabel. You guys, Melanie is a Happy Hour veteran and I was so happy to talk with her, especially in the midst of quarantine! While Melanie had no idea what our world would look like when she wrote her newest book, On the Bright Side, I am so thankful that her message is heading out into the world in these challenging times. Today, Melanie and I talk about so many things including parenting teenagers, marriage, our love for college football (and our hopes that it’s still on for 2020!), and the importance of loving each other even when we may disagree. It is always a joy when Melanie comes on The Happy Hour and I think you’ll love hearing from her today! Connect with Jamie Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // YouTube GET ALL THE LINKS FROM THE SHOW HERE


8 Apr 2020

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Melanie Shankle on fighting for the bright side of life

The Alli Worthington Show

This quarantine is serious and heavy--but my family is surviving with daily laughter. That's why I'm so thankful that my hilarious and FUN friend Melanie Shankle is on the show today. We recorded last month pre-pandemic, and I’m so happy to have a break to laugh with Melanie today!  We have a great time chatting about extreme hermit crab rescue and rehoming groups, snail mucus for our face, and how she's preparing to be an empty nester. We chat about why (more than ever) we need to continue to look on the bright side and see the best in the world and people. We also talk about: -What trends will be hot this fall (when we hopefully get to be in public again.) -Her favorite skincare regimen. -And why her dogs are her competition  Favorite quotes: When you look for the good, you’ll find some good. In this episode I answer this questions: 1. I want to learn more about body language, what can you teach me? (42:02) Links to great things we discussed: 1. Melanie Shankle 2. On the Bright Side: Stories about Friendship, Love and being true to Yourself 3. Piper and Mable: Two Very Wild but Very Good Dogs 4. All I Need to See 5. The Morning Show 6. My Dear Hamilton 7. Thrive Bright Balance Cleanser 8. The Rise of Skywalker 9. No Longer Slaves  Hope you loved this episode! Be sure to subscribe in iTunes and slap some stars on a review! :) xo, Alli  www.alliworthington.com/podcast/melanieshankle2


30 Mar 2020