Episode 8 Teaser

Talking with Mandie Englert, who was my guest for Episode 8. Her episode is amazing. She’s raising two sons from her marriage to her ex-husband and also the son of her ex-fiance, who she tried to love through his drug addiction. She also talks in Part II (I had so much great content I had to break it into two episodes) about how raising special needs kids led her to start a support group for other local parents of special needs kids.

Mandie is awesome. Everything she does is to help others. And she just kicks ass. But this moment came up while editing the audio for part one and I about died laughing all over again listening to it, as much as I did recording it.

Enjoy, and come back for Episode 8 (or, better yet, become a Patron for as little as $1, and hear it today)!

Episode 7 Teaser

Episode 7 is up on Patreon and it’s a really good one. Faye Smith gets real honest about the examples she sets for her kids – the good, the bad, and the ugly.

But I wanted to post this one teaser clip from that interview before it hits the major platforms because I still laugh every time I listen. It’s sick.

Have a listen!

Enjoy jail, Paul…

New Episodes and Patronage

So I wanted to just take a minute and catch up on blogging for the podcast. I was off all last week, and through Christmas, and I learned something important during my little staycation: I need the structure of work in my day. I mean I kind of knew it anyhow, but this past week really reinforced it.

I mean, I’d prefer that the work were something I enjoyed, but I still need the impetus of a start time and having to leave the house in order to start if I want to get a lot done.

Anyhow, I’ve got episode three up on all the major podcasting platforms. Episode two went up last week. In episode two I share my story, in which my husband is arrested for child porn, and I rebuild myself through…wait for it…meaningful work.

In episode three, my friend and neighbor Kerry Abbott talks about her 20 year marriage, in which abuse and violence were equal partners to her and her husband.

These abridged episodes are available to you on all the major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts and Google Play, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Spotify, And TuneIn, among others. But, for unabridged episodes, bonus content, behind-the-scenes stills, handwritten thank you postcards, mentions in shoutouts and rambles, and the ability to workshop with me and shape the content of future episodes, you wanna become a Patron.

By pledging either $1, $3, or $5 per month to support 2MDD, you can unlock premium content and get to know your community of fellow listeners. As both a creator on Patreon and also a patron of other creators, I can attest that it’s easy as hell to cancel if you change your mind, and the community of other listeners is what has kept me supporting the creators I do even after I’ve lapsed in following their content. More than anything,

I want to use this project to generate a community of people who enjoy having real conversations about the things you don’t tell the new mom at her baby shower…but probably should.

Come on over, take a peek, and consider becoming a patron for as little as $1 per month, at patreon.com/twomomsdaydrinking.