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Big Girl Pants Podcast: Encouragement for Real Life.

Oct 5, 2022

We've all had one:  a bad hair cut that just can't grow out fast enough! This is the story of a sheep-shearing beautician who gave me just such a haircut, and it scarred me for life. (Well, not really, but I do have an un-natural fear of scissors and clippers.)


Sep 8, 2022

Back when I was a kid in West Virginia, we didn't go to the pool, we went to the swimming hole, down at the bottom of Old Man Reynolds pasture. 

This is a story about the time we almost drown there. 

Best enjoyed wearing your Big Girl Pants.


Aug 30, 2022

When I was 12 I knew a woman who was bedfast with rheumatoid arthritis for 14 years. When her caregiver could no longer care for her she was sent to a home for invalids, where a difficult new thing called Physical Therapy was tried on her condition. 

She earned her Badge of Courage when she survived it and learned how...


Aug 29, 2022

Back when I was in middle school, we took a survivalism class. It was called home ec. All girls had to take it. The boys took shop. We learned to sew and cook; they learned to change their oil and hammer a nail. 

We should never have dropped those mandatory classes. Now we have young parents who can't cook a potato or...


Aug 16, 2022

I don't guess that there's s a way to prepare to see your mother fully naked. I know no one tried to prepare me. I was maybe thirteen, and it just happened, on a stormy afternoon in late summer, just as I was developing my own "woman's body." Seeing her changed everything.