Pardon the Mess Podcast (Ep. 2.16) Melanie Shankle Talks Holy In The Ordinary

Melanie Shankle is the New York Times bestselling author of Sparkly Green Earrings, The Antelope in the Living Room, Nobody’s Cuter Than You, and Church of the Small Things. Melanie lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband and daughter. She has the gift of being able to write humorously about the seemingly ordinary things of life while pointing to God in the midst of it.

Melanie talks to us today about parenting her daughter, Caroline, and how she’s realized the small things end up being the big things and the importance of just showing up in our parenting. We laugh about parenting teens, dealing with social media, avoiding the traps of comparison, and letting your kids do it on their own (even when we can do it better).

Melanie is funny, relatable, and authentic, and she will encourage you to stay the course (and laugh a lot) on the journey of parenting.

Link from today’s podcast:

The Big Mama Blog

Books by Melanie Shankle

The Big Boo Podcast


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