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Big Girl Pants

Big Girl Pants Podcast: Encouragement for Real Life.

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.

Aug 11, 2022

I learned very confusing information about sex in our "health" class during PE. When I got my first period, I assumed I was dying, since "periods" were mentioned but no one said anything about blood.