A Non Mom Happy Hour
By Kelly Nerdzilla Mendenhall and Debbie Jo Nelson
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Celebrating real ass human women, whether they use their baby box or not. A coffee chat or ya know, a Happy Hour! We talk about the s**t that matters to us, what’s happening in the world, and talk to other people to hear their stories... All while non-momming. We honor and celebrate badass women, like, us, who aren’t moms (to human babies,) in a world full of momming expectations! We also celebrate women who are moms but are kinda maybe a little tired of only being seen as moms. Finally, women who want to be moms and aren’t (yet,) for whatever reason, who swear they might punch the next person to ask, ‘So, when are you going to have kids?’ Hosted by two very sassy ladies who say bad words a lot, so maybe tune in when you’re not around any kiddos.
||ExplicitEpisode 28: Chronic Migraine, Bouncy Boxers, and a Messy Wedding Dress||This week the Non Moms get to hang with Stefanie Davis in the virtual studio! Stefanie is a Spoonie living with Chronic Migraine who has built a freelance and film career that honors her body's unique needs and limitations while pursuing her creative pa||2/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 27: Honoring Maya Angelou & Carol Daronch (F*ck Ted Bundy)||SPOILER ALERT! You'll notice something different about this episode... A NEW THEME SONG! That's right, bitches, we got a super legit custom theme song from the very talented Keybeaux and we could not be more pumped about it. We hope all of our long-ti||2/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 26: Fly Swatters & White Privilege||Lawd have mercy, Y'all. Did the Non Moms get into some real sh*t this week... This week Debbie Jo & Kelly had the distinct honor of welcoming Dr. Froswa' Booker-Drew to the show. Dr. Booker-Drew is the author of Rules of Engagement: Making Connecti||1/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 25: Unbreakable Isabella Bird & The Angels of the Western Front||This week, Debbie kicks things off telling Kelly about Isabella Bird - 19th Century explorer, photographer, writer, and naturalist... and possibly Kelly in a former life 😉. This lady was a true-blue badass and wasn’t shy about speaking up for what||1/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 24: Confidence & Being a Real Ass Human||It's our first episode of the New Year, and the ladies were so excited to be back in the studio! Especially Kelly, who is officially a cyborg, and entering week three of her post-op recovery. Our first guest of 2019 is Trish Blackwell and she is a fr||1/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 23: Enneagrams & Mechanerdzilla||It feels like it's been forever since we got to hang out with you all, and it kind of has been! The holidays make it tough, especially for a Spoonie, so we gave ourselves a Christmas break. We're kicking it old school for this, our New Year's Eve episod||12/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 22: Real Life Tank Girl & Un-Making Murderers||This week was really a lot of fun for the Non Moms. Neither knew what woman the other had chosen to talk about, so surprises abound! Debbie Jo kicks things off by telling Kelly all about Mariya Oktyabrskaya, the real-life tank girl who swore to avenge||12/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21: Worst Dates, Drunk Debbie, & Shame Receipts||This week is one hell of a special treat! Debbie Jo & Kelly had the pleasure of recording with Keegan, Cassi, and Christina from My Worst Date. Y'all, they laughed so hard at some points that they broke Zencastr. The virtual studio crashed more than onc||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20: Birth Control & America's First Lady Detective||This week the ladies launch a new format. Each week that guests are not being interviewed, or there isn't some special topic to be covered, each of the hosts will choose one lady to tell each other and the audience about. These may be important women in||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19: Grief, Self-Care & The Holidays||This week things get personal when the ladies each share personal stories of grief and loss and discuss how grief, just like recovery in other areas, is not linear. The holidays can be a hard time for folks, especially as concerns the loss of loved ones||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18: Election Hangovers & C U Next Tuesdays||This week Debbie Jo and Kelly sit down with Adina from Honesty Check Podcast to talk about all things Midterm Election results. Two of the ladies felt a little bit like they were nursing an emotional hangover, if we're being honest, though Debbie Jo se||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17: The Kids are Alright...Mostly||This week Kelly delivers a health update after a day-long trip to the Emergency Room when her leg kept swelling up like a balloon throughout the last week. Spoiler alert, she's ok. And it turns out that compression stockings don't have to be ugly. A new||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16: Strippers, Sex Workers, and Success||This week, amidst conversations regarding the gymnastic prowess of pole-dancers and Kelly's aversion to pornography, the ladies talk about what success looks like and defining success beyond the balance of your bank account. Debbie Jo also shares the||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15: Politics, Allies, and the Art of Speaking Up||On this very special episode of A Non Mom Happy Hour, the ladies hosted their first ever male guest! Political scientist, Veteran, and host of the podcast Political Thoughts with Steve, Steven Goff joined the ladies for a discussion of male-female allys||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14: Questions & Answers & Spiders, Oh My!||This week the ladies answer questions sent in by YOU, the listeners! Hear the story of how they met, why they started the podcast, what makes Kelly so nerdy, and much, much more! Special thanks to the Not Suitable for Work Podcast Network and the lad||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13: Forgiveness & The Business of Being Human||This week the ladies take on the topic of forgiveness. The dictionary definition of forgiveness is as follows: for·give·ness fərˈɡivnəs/ noun the action or process of forgiving or being forgiven. synonyms: pardon, absolution, exonerati||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: Anti-Semites and Craftivism||On this week's episode, Debbie Jo and Kelly talk with special guest and fellow true crime nerd, Alexandra Weingartner, about speaking up when it is most important and even if it makes some folks uncomfortable. Alex reads and discuses her poem, which app||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: The Dreamers & The Doers||This week, Kelly and Debbie Jo talk about money mindset and coming up blue collar. They each tell the stories of how they became entrepreneurs in spite of all of the personal history, education, and mindset that told them they should be/do just about an||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Self-Care & Minding Your Own Damn Business||This ish is about to get real, y'all. On this episode, Debbie Jo and Kelly tackle self-care and personal care choices, and staying in your own damn lane. It's not up to anyone else to tell you how to best take care of yourself or question your care ch||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 09: Accessibility & Guilty Pleasures||On this episode the ladies interview Abbie Díaz, Director of Education at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. Abbie has worked in thirteen museums and heritage sites across four states. Formerly in the field of Archaeology, Abbie has worked exclusively in m||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 08: Hoop Earrings & Rape Culture||This week Debbie Jo and Kelly talk about straight f***ery in East Tennessee, where a high school teacher held a special meeting with female students to tell them about how they can expect to be respected or not be respected based on the clothing and acc||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 07: Chocolate Sprinkles & Badassery||On this week's episode Debbie Jo and Kelly interview badass extraordinatire Marielle Evertsz of Keeping it Real Me: Life Coaching for Teen Girls. The ladies discuss antiquated Dutch traditions, the magical delight of chocolate sprinkles on toast, (Hage||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 06: Anxiety Spirals & Cyborgs||This week Debbie Jo and Kelly talk about their recent challenges with managing all of their roles, projects, and mental health self-care. The ladies also talk about how one can be a good friend to someone living with chronic pain /invisible illness||8/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 05: Poverty & The Pink Tax||This week Debbie Jo and Kelly talk with Teysha Lemanski of Cloth Connection Outreach. Teysha is a mom, a Spoonie, an Etsy store owner, and general badass who founded CCO to help meet the needs of other women who may lack affordable access to reusable fe||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 04: Drivers' Licenses Don't Grow on Trees||On this episode, Debbie Jo and Kelly talk about being an extroverted person(s) with rampant social anxiety. The ladies also relived some of their most embarassing moments, as children and, in Debbie's case, as an adult. Busted by her mom. For public d||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 03: Recovery & Keychains||On this week's episode Debbie Jo and Kelly interview Claire M. Biggs and Jennie Armstrong, of Lore de Force. Trigger Warning: The four of us discuss being survivors of sexual assault and abuse, and speak on how we cope and our experiences with PTSD and||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 02: Aliens and Authenticity||This week some real vulnerabilty happened! We talked about theremins communicating with aliens, relapsing with our respective mental health disorders and diagnoses, and gave a big fat THANK YOU to everyone who has been patient and supportive while we ov||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 01: Copper Crosses and Sticky Monsters||On this episode, meet your hosts. Hear about Debbie's horrifying experience trying to get an IUD and the story of Kelly's mom, the most bad ass woman she knows. Please note: We are recording from two different states, and using relatively new techn||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
These ladies are amazing!
Love their honesty and vulnerability ♥️
These ladies are REAL and awesome! Easily relatable. Every episode has a realization for me, and I’m not even a non-mom!
Delightfully honest and hilariously real
These women will give it to you straight, talk about their own past experiences, whether good, bad, or ugly. An amazing, addicting podcast!