The Motherly Podcast features honest conversations about modern motherhood with inspiring leaders—who also happen to be mothers. These incredible women, like Kristen Bell, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and Gabrielle Union, are helping to redefine motherhood, using their voices to uplift women with practical ideas and expert insights. Hosted each week by Liz Tenety, an award-winning journalist and co-founder of Motherly.
Nora McInerny is an author, podcaster, mother, and something of an expert at talking about both love and loss. In 2014, Nora suffered a miscarriage, lost her father, and then lost her husband to cancer, all in the span of six weeks. Since experiencing such incredible losses, Nora has done a ton to help encourage conversation about the difficult things things that people are often too afraid to talk about.
In addition to hosting the podcast, Terrible, Thanks for Asking, running the non-profit Still Kickin’, and co-leading the group The Hot Young Widows Club, Nora has also written two books: It’s Okay To Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too) and most recently, No Happy Endings.
In this episode, Nora chats with Liz about meeting her second husband, blending their families, and learning just how expansive love really is.
Following their conversation, listen in as Motherly Brand Editor, Sara Goldstein reads her essay "Raising our kids together, separately" — a selection from Motherly's first book, This Is Motherhood, now available for pre-order on Amazon and wherever books are sold.
The Motherly Podcast is hosted by Liz Tenety and produced by Micaela Heck and Samantha Gattsek. Music by The Blue Dot Sessions.
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