Sorta Awesome

Sorta Awesome

By Meg Tietz

We know a secret about you. You? Are Awesome. Feeling unsure about that? Put on your favorite bold lipstick and listen up because Meg Tietz and her co-hosts Kelly Gordon and Rebekah Hoffer are here to help you discover all the awesome within yourself and the world around you! Kick off your weekend every Friday with the best friends you've never met, and discover why Sorta Awesome is more than a podcast - it's community on the go.

Episodes

Ep. 324 Extra Awesome: Moving into a sparkly fresh start with Embo Tshimanga

Welcome back to the Extra Awesome series, friends! At Sorta Awesome, we’ve always hoped to make a place for women in all ages and stages of life, but it’s not often we get to hear from our Awesome community members on the younger side of life. Embo Tshimanga is a recent college graduate who just moved into her very first place, all on her own! Join her conversation with Meg as they talk about why, as a former foster youth, this big move is especially meaningful for Embo. They cover everything from letting triggers be your teacher to the best place to buy frames for a gallery wall and so much more!SHOW NOTES:It is what it is :: Nobody’s Damsel podcastFinding Healing After Aging Out :: Archibald Project podcastRacism and trauma with Embo Tshimanga :: Happy and Holy podcastYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Embo on her Instagram: @embopriscillaVisit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/08/2123m 59s

Ep. 323 A magic midi skirt, scary scary snakes, and a delightful nostalgia overload!

August is here, and let's make it AWESOME! We start this first week of August with Meg and Kyle giving you the rundown on all kinds of good stuff coming to streaming, much of it packed with nostalgia feel-good fuzzies. We've got recommendations from the Awesomes on all that is good to watch, two great reading picks, a bookish soundtrack, and some great recommends for awesome in the everyday.We also have crazy, funny, and bizarre news items you probably missed in the news last week!Come join us on Instgram or in the Hangout group for more awesome, every single day!SHOW NOTES:NBCOlympics TikTokThe Soulmate Equation, Christina LaurenThe One, John MarrsThe Song of Achilles playlistMegababe powderPleated skirt on AmazonTHE SNAKESSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/08/211h 1m

Ep. 322 Awesome and inclusive play for all

One of our favorite things about being an Awesome is how we are all on a journey to knowing and doing better! This week’s conversation guides us all gently further down that path. Meg invites Awesome Mindy Brouse (co-host of Bookend Homeschoolers podcast and co-host of Currently Reading podcast) to have a warm, candid discussion about how we can recognize the need for more inclusive play for kids with special or additional needs in our families, schools, and communities. You do not want to miss this conversation! And there’s definitely a lot of bookish fun in Awesome of the Week!We are THRILLED to announce that our latest Super Star perk is texting with us! Through the Community app, we are able to send texts to our community and communicate back and forth via texting. No bots, no AI, just your friends at Sorta Awesome texting you!When you sign up to become a Super Star supporter of Sorta Awesome on Patreon, you’ll get access to texting, over 150 bonus episodes to download and binge, new monthly episodes created just for our Super Stars (including our Sorta Spicy series!), and access to our exclusive Facebook group. All for $5/month!Sign up to become a Super Star Awesome here!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Nutrafol: Get $15 off your first month’s subscription at Nutrafol.com and entering the promo code AWESOME. Free shipping on every order!Moink: Go to Moinkbox.com/AWESOME to get FREE bacon for a year Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends FREE on the App Store or Google PlayGrove: Go to Grove.co/AWESOME and choose a FREE gift (with orders $30 or more).Headspace: Go to headspace.com/AWESOME for a free one month trialSHOW NOTES:Book boneRainbow Rowell’s Any Way the Wind BlowsYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Mindy at bookendhomeschoolers.com and on Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/07/211h 1m

Ep. 321 Extra Awesome: Art as vocation with Jordan Leigh Tellis

For many people, creating art was a beloved pastime of childhood, and it may be a source of creative relaxation as an adult. But some people follow their natural gifting and develop the skill to turn art into a vocation. Today, Meg talks to Awesome artist Jordan Leigh Tellis about what that path has looked like for her, and how an unexpected portrait subject has allowed her to be part of the lives of customers in a meaningful way.Find Jordan Leigh Tellis’ Etsy shop here, and follow her on Instagram at @j.leigh.tellis.artResources for getting started with watercolor:Anna Mason online art schoolEmily Lex online art classesGet started with gouacheGouache setFollow Sorta Awesome on Instagram or join our community on Facebook!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/07/2131m 36s

Ep. 320 Popsicle drinks, glitter mysteries, Slip-n-Slide Fest, and more

If the summer heat has you on the lookout for awesome ways to cool off, we’ve got the recommendations you need for the week ahead! Whether you are looking for a show to binge in the air-conditioning, a fun and fizzy drink to fix up for your kids (or yourself!), or a mountain-side festival with a big dose of nostalgia, you’ll find everything you need in our weekly Watch, Read, Listen, and Lifestyle updates along with the most fascinating news items you might have missed!The Invisible Life of Us, Kate Jones & Mandy HoseEndless Thread: The Great Glitter MysteryDr. Squatch Star Wars soapsWanderlogColourPop eyelinersBuxom Plumping Lipstick in BallerThe Nester Fancy, Fun & Fizzy popsicle drinksIan Ross For the Good Of AllFollow us on Instagram or come be part of our Awesome community on Facebook!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/07/211h 0m

Ep. 319 The BIG Travel Episode!

Whether you're leaving on a jet plane or just packing up for a trip to Grandma's house, whether you're on the road in the summer or looking forward to a winter getaway, we have ALL THE GOOD TIPS to make travel a lot more awesome! Join Meg and Kelly in this episode that our community has been asking for for YEARS - travel! From plane trip tips to road trip hacks and more than a few funny stories in-between, we'll help you get out the door for wherever you are headed!We are THRILLED to announce that our latest Super Star perk is texting with us! Through the Community app, we are able to send texts to our community and communicate back and forth via texting. No bots, no AI, just your friends at Sorta Awesome texting you!When you sign up to become a Super Star supporter of Sorta Awesome on Patreon, you’ll get access to texting, over 150 bonus episodes to download and binge, new monthly episodes created just for our Super Stars (including our Sorta Spicy series!), and access to our exclusive Facebook group. All for $5/month!Sign up to become a Super Star Awesome here!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:American Girl: Get a one time 15% off your order of Bitty Baby products with promo code AWESOME at americangirl.comBombas: Go to bombas.com/AWESOME and get 20% off your first purchaseBrightside: Go to brightside.com/AWESOME and take your free mental health assessment and get up to one hundred dollars credit on your first month of treatmentZocdoc: Go to zocdoc.com/AWESOME and download the Zocdoc app to sign up for free and book a top-rated doctor.EveryPlate: Get started with EveryPlate for just $1.99 per meal by going to EveryPlate.com and entering code awesome199SHOW NOTES:Meg’s AotW: Never Have I Ever, Season 2Kelly’s AotW: Mint symple syrup, as descried in Chew Out Loud’s Best Mojito recipe(Bonus AotW: Kelly’s Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream)Courtney Clark Cleve's blog All The Best Days (sign-up for packing guide at the bottom of the page!)You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on Twitter , Instagram and on her website!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/07/211h 14m

Ep. 318 Extra Awesome: 5 Books Every Woman Should Read

It’s a question that lots of us could spend so much time discussing: what is a book that you think every woman should read? In this bite-size bit of Awesome in the Extra Awesome series, Meg shares her list of five books that SHE thinks should be read by every woman, and she shares some suggestions from the Awesomes, too!What books would be on your list? Come tell us @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram or in our Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook!Want to find out more about becoming a Super Star Awesome? Get access to hundreds of ad-free episodes created just for our Super Stars (including our Sorta Spicy series!), membership in our Super Stars Facebook community, and start texting with Meg and the Sorta Awesome team! All for $5 a month at Patreon!SHOW NOTES:Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life, Dr. Emily NagoskiTaking Charge of Your Fertility, Toni WeschlerCycle Savvy: The Smart Teens Guide to the Mysteries of Her Body, Toni WeschlerThe Red Tent, Anita DiamantThe Gift of Fear: Survival Skills that Protect Us from Violence, Gavin De BeckerDaring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way we Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, Brene BrownThe Lazy Genius Way, Kendra AdachiShare Your Stuff, I’ll Go First, Laura TremaineJust Mercy, Bryan StephensonThe Crosswicks Journals, Madeleine L'EngleLet Your Life Speak, Parker PalmerThe Vagina Bible, Dr. Jen GunterThe Menopause Manifesto, Dr. Jen GunterA Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled HosseiniThe Bad Muslim Discount, Syed M. MasoodSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/07/2118m 33s

Ep. 317 Miraculous skincare, the perfect summer shorts, getting Olympic-ready, and more!

What are you up to this week, Awesomes? Are you getting ready for some Olympic fun? Wondering what else there is to watch? Looking for a book recommendation? Meg and Kyle have tons of suggestions for what all you can check out this week that will bring more awesome to your life, plus a ton of news stories that you may have missed but you're going to want to hear!Any Way The Wind Blows, Rainbow RowellDial A for Aunties, Jesse Q. SutanoYour Own Backyard podcastUltra Comfort Waist Utility ShortsJust WatchMagnetic Drawing BoardBudgetBytes.comSorta Awesome: Olympics Obsessed GroupGuo Gangtang finds his sonFudge Cake BallsWHY IS THIS A THINGWant to live in the heart of Awesome? Make sure you've joined us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout Group!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/07/211h 20m

Ep. 316 Summer Meals Extravaganza!

Summertime and the living is … well, not that easy when you are trying to fight the heat and feed your family! Running out of meal ideas for these long summer days? We’ve got you, friend! Meg and Rebekah share all their best tips, recipes, and meal ideas for everything from fun breakfasts to no-oven dinners to eating on vacation with family. Plus some inspiring decluttering inspo and a great new podcast in Awesome of the Week!We are THRILLED to announce that our latest Super Star perk is texting with us! Through the Community app, we are able to send texts to our community and communicate back and forth via texting. No bots, no AI, just your friends at Sorta Awesome texting you!When you sign up to become a Super Star supporter of Sorta Awesome on Patreon, you’ll get access to texting, over 150 bonus episodes to download and binge, new monthly episodes created just for our Super Stars (including our Sorta Spicy series!), and access to our exclusive Facebook group. All for $5/month!Sign up to become a Super Star Awesome here!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Headspace: Go to headspace.com/AWESOME for a free one month trialLinkedIn: Post your first job for free at linkedin.com/AWESOMEGrove: Go to Grove.co/AWESOME and choose a FREE gift (with orders $30 or more).PlushCare: Go to PlushCare.com/awesome to start your FREE 30-day trial.SHOW NOTES:Meg’s AotW: Not Past It podcastRebekah’s AotW: cleaning out closetGrilling:Ep. 58 Grill It, Girls!7 Meal Ideas for Leftover Grilled ChickenEasy Grilled Salmon (and house seasoning!) from The Seasoned MomGrilled grilled cheese sandwiches from the Food NetworkSlow Cooker:Creamy Mexican ChickenCheesy Pasta & Beef CasseroleSlow Cooker Coconut Curry ChickenInstant Pot Chicken Fajita BowlsInstant Pot Iced TeaKids Breakfast, Snack, and Lunch ideas3 ingredient banana pancakesApple Peanut Butter Cookies from A Farm Girl DabblesBanana nice creamChocolate Granola Bars from FoodletsKids charcuterie board ideas from Six Sisters StuffVacation Meal Ideas:Baked Pesto RavioliHoney Baked ChickenPizza Tot CasseroleHam & Cheese Sliders with Sweet Mustard GlazeHomemade Sweet & Sour Salad DressingSlow Cooker Cocktail MeatballsMeal Kit Service like Home Chef. (Use this affiliate link to try Home Chef and get $90 Off. That's $30 off your first two orders and $15 off your third and fourth order.)You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/07/211h 8m

Ep. 315 All the awesome to watch, read, listen to, and discuss in the week ahead!

Sorta Awesome had to take a little time off last week but we are back with our weekly round-up of everything good in pop culture! This week will leave Twilight fans rejoicing, Rainbow Rowell fans celebrating, #FreeBritney conversations buzzing, and Spotify playlists bumping! And in the weird news department, we’ve got heists and hidden treasure, a big wedding in the Sooner State, and ancient oil wrestling. A little bit of everything for everyone!Any Way the Wind Blows, Rainbow RowellThe Ten Thousand Doors of January, Alix E. HarrowThe Four Winds, Kristin HannahCalled By Name: A Memoir, Anna Shane StadickUnder the Influence with Jo PiazzaToxic: The Britney Spears StoryBoil The Frog playlist makerSaltwater SandalsNational Park Service Facebook accountCantu Wave Whip Curling MousseMark Zuckerberg Take Me HomeForrest Fenn treasure heistLegendary foul ball catchTikTok’s travel pillow correctionAre you part of the Sorta Awesome Hangout group? Come join us for daily discussions of all things awesome!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/07/211h 11m

Ep. 314 Watch, Read, Listen, Lifestyle, News

It's Monday and we're here to start your week off with all the awesome you need to know! What to watch this week on streaming, something to listen to when you need help falling asleep, a TON of recommendations from the Awesomes, fascinating and weird news stories ... we've got a fun mix to start the first week of July!Show notes:Nothing Much Happens podcastDrama Queens podcastCountertop ice makerPeepersRecipe for pavlovaRoombaSign up for a free trial of Audible and listen to Project Hail MaryMore details on The Book of CourtesansFind us on Instagram for daily Awesome!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/07/211h 2m

Ep. 313 Awesome Overflow: Sisterly Advice Edition (AD-FREE)

Have you ever been listening to an episode of Sorta Awesome and thought "Gosh, I wish I could tell them _______!" or "Why don't they know that the name of that movie is  _____?" Have you ever wondered what TikToks we text our friends, or how we let each other know when we just finished an incredible book? We are THRILLED to announce that our latest Super Star perk is texting with us! Through the Community app, we are able to send texts to our community and communicate back and forth via texting. No bots, no AI, just your friends at Sorta Awesome texting you!When you sign up to become a Super Star supporter of Sorta Awesome on Patreon, you’ll get access to texting, over 150 bonus episodes to download and binge, new monthly episodes created just for our Super Stars (including our Sorta Spicy series!), and access to our exclusive Facebook group. All for $5/month!Sign up to become a Super Star Awesome here!Show Notes from Awesome Overflow:Tretinoin informationFoot care kit on Amazon You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Emily on Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/07/2156m 4s

Ep. 312 Extra Awesome: Christmas in July with Mary Carver!

You know we love any reason to celebrate the everyday around here, and this week, Meg is thrilled to kick off the revived Extra Awesome series with a conversation with Mary Carver about celebrating Christmas in July! Mary returns to Sorta Awesome with some background, inspiration, and ideas and more to get you thinking about making July really special this year with some holiday happiness. Frozen hot chocolate bars, Hallmark holiday movies, homemade cinnamon rolls and more!Show Notes:teleparty extension Listen to Mary’s podcast The Couch with Mary Carver wherever you find your favorite podcastsFind Mary at her blog or on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/06/2128m 50s

Ep. 311 News & Watch/Read/Listen/Lifestyle Recs!

We’re just about to wrap up the month of June, and we’ve got a BUNCH of recommendations for you of what to watch, what to read, what to listen to, and fun lifestyle picks! But before that, Meg and Kyle dig into some silly, fascinating, and awesome news stories that you definitely missed in the big headlines!What to watch on streaming in July 2021Starstruck HBO MAXTry Audible Plus (for Project Hail Mary and other good stuff!)Project Hail MaryThe Stars of Whistling Ridge Amazon | BookshopStorygraph AppSara Thackwray music Stella and Grace dead sea mud maskFolex Carpet Spot RemoverLa Colombe Coffee RoastersCotton Flower Clothing on EtsyFollow Sorta Awesome on Instagram for daily Awesome including everyday celebrations and birthdays!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/06/211h 7m

Ep. 310 Recent books that are worth the hype!

Summer reading season is in FULL SWING, and that means you are probably hearing about great books everywhere you turn. But how many of those books live up to the hype? This week, Meg is joined by Sorta Awesome Regular and author Katie Proctor, and they are here to give you the rundown on which recent books getting lots of buzz actually live up to all the hype! Plus a fun summer beauty pick and vicarious travel in Awesome of the Week! BECOME A SORTA AWESOME SUPER STAR! This summer, treat yourself to our exclusive Patreon content and catch up on our latest Sorta Spicy series, enjoy monthly Awesome Overflow episodes and hang with other Super Stars in our Facebook community!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Moink: Go to Moinkbox.com/AWESOME to get FREE bacon for a year Bombas:  Go to bombas.com/AWESOME and get 20% off your first purchaseBrightside: Go to brightside.com/AWESOME and take your free mental health assessment and get up to one hundred dollars credit on your first month of treatmentZocdoc: Go to zocdoc.com/AWESOME and download the Zocdoc app to sign up for free and book a top-rated doctor.SHOW NOTES:Katie's AotW: Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye BrightenerMeg AotW:Vicarious VoyagerWeDoFunThings on TikTok @rooftopreviewsAdult contemporary fiction:A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes Amazon | BookshopSong of Achilles by Madeline Miller Amazon | BookshopCirce by Madeline Miller Amazon | BookshopOlympus, TX by Stacey Swann Amazon | BookshopMalibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid Amazon | BookshopThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Amazon | BookshopDaisy Jones and the Six also by TJR Amazon | BookshopOne, Two, Three by Laurie Frankel Amazon | BookshopProject Hail Mary, Andy Weir Amazon | BookshopThe Last Thing He Told Me, Laura Dave Amazon | BookshopNon-fiction:Broken, Jenny Lawson Amazon | BookshopLive Your Life, Amanda Kloots Amazon | BookshopMiddle Grade:Hand in Hand, Katie Proctor Amazon | BookshopAmari and the Night Brothers by BB Alston Amazon | BookshopJust Like That by Gary D. Schmidt Amazon | BookshopMentioned:The Wednesday Wars, Gary D. Schmidt Amazon | BookshopOkay for Now, Gary D. Schmidt Amazon | BookshopYoung Adult:A Pho Love Story by Loan Le Amazon | BookshopFirekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley Amazon | BookshopTokyo Ever After, Emiko Jean Amazon | BookshopYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Katie at her website or on Facebook and Instagram! And be sure to check out her latest book Hand in Hand!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/06/211h 7m

Ep. 309 News: JLo's mom, feet pics, gorilla hugs and more

Happy mid-week, friends! We've got the scoop on all the stories you might have missed in the past few weeks. Instead of bumming you out, however, the stories we cover will keep you looped in on the inspiring, the silly, and the plain old weird. Tune in to hear Meg and Kyle give you your serotonin fix for the week! Don't forget to follow Sorta Awesome on Instagram for daily celebrations and birthday wishes!A few links:Gorilla and human moms bonding at the zooFlorida Man's birthday prankJLo's mom weighs in on BenniferSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/06/2140m 11s

Ep 308 Watch, Read, Listen, Lifestyle

Happy summer solstice, friends! We're back with another round of Watch, Read, Listen, Lifestyle, and Meg and Kyle are sharing some great finds on streaming, a fascinating fiction podcast, a new novel everyone is buzzing about, and lots of great lifestyle picks from the Awesomes!Stephanie Harlowe's Bonnie and Clyde seriesMalibu Rising, Taylor Jenkins ReidKing Falls AMNightgown (with pockets!)Bubble tea kitHotpop microwave popcorn popperTimber Ridge Botanical cologne samplerKarina DressesCome follow us on Instagram!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/06/2152m 38s

Ep. 307 Spilling the secrets of life with twins!

From fictional twins like Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia to real life twins like Mary Kate and Ashley Olson, the fascination around twins is real! This week, Rebekah puts Meg squarely in the hot seat with all kinds of questions about what it’s like to have twins. From the moment the ultrasound screen surprised her to what it’s like to navigate parenting older twins to her biggest fears and her favorite moments, she spills all the secrets behind twin life! Can’t get enough of conversations with Meg and Rebekah? BECOME A SORTA AWESOME SUPER STAR! This summer, treat yourself to our exclusive Patreon content and catch up on our latest Sorta Spicy series, enjoy monthly Awesome Overflow episodes and hang with other Super Stars in our Facebook community!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Headspace: Go to headspace.com/AWESOME for a free one month trialLinkedIn: Post your first job for free at linkedin.com/AWESOMEQuip: Go to GETQUIP.com/AWESOME5 and get $5 off a Mouthwash Starter KitGrove: Go to Grove.co/AWESOME and choose a FREE gift (with orders $30 or more).PlushCare: Go to PlushCare.com/awesome to start your FREE 30-day trial.SHOW NOTES:Rebekah’s AotW: Knox Rose Dress at Target (affiliate link)Meg’s AotW: Podcast Do You Know MordechaiYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/06/211h 2m

Ep. 306 20+ things for 20+ years of marriage!

This week, Meg and Kyle are celebrating twenty-three years of marriage, and they have filled this conversation with stories and moments big and small from having spent over half of their lives together. They dissect fights over McDonald’s on an interstate in Texas, revisit what made Meg clutch her pearls the first time she saw Kyle, and pinpoint some of the biggest surprises of the past few decades. They also share some of the disappointments (especially a very recent loss), as well as giving their best advice for married life.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/06/211h 11m

Ep. 305 Awesome List for Summer 2021

You guys! It’s finally here! THE AWESOME LIST for SUMMER 2021! Every season, we have the most fun putting together a list of AMAZING things to check out in the months ahead, and this year, Meg and Kelly are thrilled to guide you through their very favorite season of all! From sunscreen and summer makeup to drinks and recipes to keeping bugs at bay and so very much more, there is something for everyone on this list! Plus delightful comedy TV and dreamy Scottish ASMR in Awesome of the Week!BECOME A SORTA AWESOME SUPER STAR! This summer, treat yourself to our exclusive Patreon content! Catch up on our latest Sorta Spicy series, enjoy monthly Awesome Overflow episodes and hang with other Super Stars in our Facebook community!From now until June 14th, show some love to Sorta Awesome favorite Jessica Turner by shopping her Zulily event! Great deals curated by an Awesome with great taste! (SA affiliate link)THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Billie: for 10% off of your new favorite razor, go to mybillie.com/awesomeBest Fiends: Download Best Fiends FREE on the App Store or Google PlayBombas: Go to bombas.com/AWESOME and get 20% off your first purchaseEveryPlate: Try EveryPlate for just $1.99 per meal plus an additional 20% off your next two boxes by going to EveryPlate.com and entering code awesome199SHOW NOTES:Meg AotW: Scottish Undertones ASMR; Relax videoKelly's AotW: Peacock TV / Rutherford Falls / Girls5evaMeg’s List:Breathable nail polishInnocence perfume oil spray by Poesie PerfumeNYX peekaboo neutral (Shop our ShopList or use our Target affiliate link)e.l.f. Primer-Infused Bronzer in Forever Sunkissed (Shop our ShopList or use our Target affiliate link)Linen overallsKate Baer’s book What Kind of WomanSpotify's 70s Road Trip playlistKelly’s List:Asian Cucumber Salad from Well PlatedTinted moisturizer with SPFAveda Inner Light Mineral Tinted Moisturizer Neutrogena Radiant Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 30 One-person portable mosquito repellentOne-person portable mosquito repellentPatio-sized mosquito repellentSlow cooker recipesKelly’s slow-cooker tacosMake this chicken shawarma from Chew Out Loud in the slow cooker instead of in the ovenSlow cooker sloppy joes from A Farm Girl DabblesKeri Gentry Welch's Spotify playlist "Summer Vibes for Moms + KidsYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on Twitter , Instagram and on her website!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/06/211h 3m

Ep. 304 Celebrations & News

Grab some peanut butter cookies and draw yourself a bath because there’s all kinds of fun things to celebrate in the week ahead! And when it comes to the news you’ve missed, we’ve got everything from Canadian UFOs to robotic manicures, from women’s urinals to pizza vending machines and more!Don’t forget to follow Sorta Awesome on Instagram so you can get your daily dose of awesome along with a personal birthday greeting from Meg! We’re @sortaawesomeshow on IG!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/06/211h 0m

Ep. 303 Awesome Ideas for Father's Day Gifts

With Father's Day just around the corner, we wanted to share some ideas for the Awesome men in your life! Join Meg and Kyle as they give specific suggestions sure to be a hit for your partner, your father or father-in-law, or any man you are shopping for this year!Mack WeldonTommy JohnSAXXFresh Clean TeesTrue Classic TeesCaswell Massey Jockey Club (and other classic products)Geo F Trumper Eucris, Lime Skin FoodCRKT CEO Portable Battery Starter/ChargerSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/06/2152m 37s

Ep. 302 Have the best summer based on YOUR personality type!

Summer is here, friends! And we have some very awesome ideas for how you can have a GREAT one all based on YOUR Myers Briggs personality type! Tune in to hear Meg and her sister Sorta Awesome regular Emily Harris break down all 16 Myers Briggs types and give some suggestions for the season ahead!BECOME A SORTA AWESOME SUPER STAR! This summer, treat yourself to our exclusive Patreon content! Catch up on our latest Sorta Spicy series, enjoy monthly Awesome Overflow episodes and engage with other Super Stars in our Facebook community!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Zocdoc: Go to zocdoc.com/AWESOME and download the Zocdoc app to sign up for free and book a top-rated doctor.Outfit Formula Summer 2021! Not sure what on earth to wear this summer? Pick up the Summer 2021 Outfit Formula and let AWESOME stylist Alison Lumbatis tell you what to wear every single day! SHOW NOTES:Emily’s AotW: Sweese 150.003 Porcelain Dinner Plates - 11 Inch - Set of 6, Cool Assorted ColorsMeg’s AotW: Friends Reunion16personalities.comCLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR CHEAT SHEET with all the ideas from this episode!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Emily on Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/06/2155m 36s

Ep. 301 Celebrations & News

Roll up your sleeves, friends! It's the middle of the week and we've got a lot of awesome to get to! From Kyle's rotisserie chicken PTSD to Bennifer to a swimming pool floating ten stories above the ground, there's all kinds of fun stuff and silly stories to cover.A few notes:It's National Donut Day, baby!Stay At Home Mum's community will make you feel better about ruining the lives of your kidsGo scroll @totheguysivedatedWHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO SWIM HERESee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/06/2152m 26s

Ep. 300 Watch, Read, Listen, Lifestyle

Pop the popcorn and grab a box of Junior Mints because summer movie season is here! This week in Watch, Read, Listen, Lifestyle updates, we have a mini-preview of movies coming out in June on both streaming platforms and in theaters! Plus the Awesomes showed up with some GAME-CHANGERS for your life. The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything, Fr. James MartinHand in Hand, Katie Proctor(@katieproctorwritesandreads)Done Playing By The Rules podcastCarpenter Creek Cellars (Sara loves the Sunset Rosé)SMARTAKE parchment paperConscious Crop Bra, AthletaFitOn appFace shaverGiveInKindFree Assembly shorts(Go check out the Summer 2021 Capsule Wardrobe from Outfit Formulas!)FrSara neck cooling fanSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/05/2149m 37s

Ep. 299 Celebrations & News

Whether this week is dragging or if it's racing by, you know you need a dose of awesome to get you through to the weekend! Meg and Kyle have holiday highlights for you to celebrate with your friends or on your own in the week ahead, plus a TON of fascinating, hilarious, puzzling, and weird news stories guaranteed to give you something to talk about at your Memorial Day cookouts.Meg's very favorite sunscreen EVER is this one from Paula's Choice!Isn't this mint julep kit THE CUTEST?! Order TODAY to get it in time for National Mint Julep Day!YouTuber Sarah Funk gives a little tour of NYC's Little IslandFour Words: SUPER. FLOWER. BLOOD. MOON.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/05/2159m 8s

Ep. 298 Watch, Read, Listen, Lifestyle

Wondering what to watch this week? Need some inspiration in the world of great recommendations? You know the Awesomes have got you covered! Meg and Kyle have the highlights of what was great in May on Netflix along with what the Awesomes are super loving on streaming right now, too. We've got reads to inspire your kids, the first great pop bop of the summer, and lots of products to check out, too!When Stars are Scattered, Victoria JamiesonHeartbreak Anthem, Little Mix, David Guetta, and GalantisSephora #lipstories in A Little Magic and OuiAquage Illuminating GeladeGarlic Ranch Pretzels RecipeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/05/2153m 55s

Ep. 297 Awesome Haul: Woman-Owned Businesses!

We're back with a new episode in our Awesome Haul series! This time, we're featuring small businesses owned by women, and we have found some GREAT products that we know you're going to L O V E. Meg is joined by Kelly and Rebekah, and the three of them found happy home goods, nourishing nutrients, fantastic fashion, and even something to treat that dreaded underboob rash!Are you loving Sorta Awesome's new look? Treat yourself to some BRAND NEW Sorta Awesome merch! New designs featuring the return of GOLD to our logo are in the shop NOW! sortaawesomeshow.com/merch THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:ThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/AWESOME for 20% off your first purchaseLinkedIn: Post your first job for free at linkedin.com/AWESOMEQuip: Go to GETQUIP.com/AWESOME and get a FREE plastic dispenser with any refill planGrove: Go to Grove.co/AWESOME and choose a FREE gift (with orders $30 or more).SHOW NOTES:Meg AotW: Pilot BOLD pens (YouTube clip of Conan O'Brien)Kelly's AotW: Sea salt smell: Seaglass candle (affiliate link) and Sea salt oil diffuser (affiliate link)Rebekah's AotW: Magic TrackMeg's HaulSeed Cycle BlendPicaboo Underbreast rash treatmentHumble Chic Bow Back BlouseKelly's HaulTortilla warmer basket and hand-stamped tile from Clay Decor on EtsyStasher platinum silicone food-grade reusable storage bags (snack size)Bees Wrap wax cloth food wrapWe Rise boho graphic tee from Natural LifeRebekah's HaulHappy Happy House Plant Plant FoodHappy Happy House Plant on InstagramOlive & June (Get 20% off your order with Rebekah's referral link)You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Find Kelly on Twitter , Instagram and on her website!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/05/211h 1m

Ep. 296 Celebrations & News

We're serving up celebrations including Devil's Food cake, small batch spirits, biking to work, and digging out your old tap shoes. In the news, an ... unconventional ... approach to wellness that means you have to stay hydrated, buying stock in the lives of strangers, accent switching and more! It's your mid-week dose of AWESOME, friends!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/05/2154m 15s

Ep. 295 Watch, Read, Listen, Lifestyle

What's new in awesome? We've got you covered for the week of May 17th with great picks on every streaming platform, a bunch of reading recommendations straight from the Awesomes, and some fun picks to bring more goodness to your everyday life!Links from our list:Don’t have Hulu? Sign up here with Sorta Awesome’s link!Want to check out Amazon Prime? Give it try and support Sorta AwesomeWriters and Lovers, Lily KingWho is Maud Dixon, Alexandra AndrewsProject Hail Mary, Andy WeirA Name Unknown, Roseanna M. WhiteDid you know with Kindle Unlimited you can get access to over 1 million e-reading titles?Zero G (Audible Plus)Pickleball setVTech KidiZoom Creator CamSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/05/2141m 19s

Ep. 294 Our favorite indulgences and escapes

If there’s a mantra we will always preach to the Awesomes, it’s definitely to LOVE WHAT YOU LOVE! This week, Meg and Rebekah have a great conversation about all the things they are loving right now that they are indulging in as a way to escape a little bit. From book recommendations to podcasts they love to filling a home with plants to the best coffee on the planet and so, so much more, we’ve got so much that will surprise and delight you in this episode!Are you loving Sorta Awesome's new look? Treat yourself to some BRAND NEW Sorta Awesome merch! New designs featuring the return of GOLD to our logo are in the shop NOW! sortaawesomeshow.com/merch THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends FREE on the App Store or Google PlayBombas:  Go to bombas.com/AWESOME and get 20% off your first purchaseHeadspace: Go to headspace.com/AWESOME for a free one month trialEveryPlate: Get started with EveryPlate for just $1.99 per meal plus an additional 20% off another 2 weeks by going to EveryPlate.com and entering code awesome199PlushCare: Go to PlushCare.com/awesome to start your FREE 30-day trial.SHOW NOTES:Rebekah’s AotW: In Five YearsMeg’s AotW: Madam X perfume by PossettsRoomies by Christian LaurenRebekah's Frugal Plant TipsTikTok Follows:Zachariah Porter - @zzzachariahClinton Avery Tharp - @clintonaverytharpKC Davis - @domesticblistersLubalin - @lubalinFree Day PopcornSchitt’s Creek Fated Mates Vanilla massage oil (as mentioned on our recent Sorta Spicy: Sexy Haul episode exclusively available for our Patreon supporters!) Sasquatch (Don’t have Hulu? Sign up here with Sorta Awesome’s link!)Broken by Jenny Lawson (and her blog The Bloggess)You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/05/211h 9m

Ep. 293 Celebrations & Trivia

How about a dose of mid-week AWESOME? For this installment of Celebrations & Trivia, Meg and Kyle are back with all kinds of fun, funny, delicious, and weird minor holidays to celebrate in the week ahead, and they mix in a healthy helping of date-based trivia and more than a few untold stories from their lives as well. We know you'll find something fun to look forward to celebrating with us this week!Don't forget to come follow up on Instagram where Meg is in Stories every day to talk about celebrations of the day and birthdays! Send us a DM on your birthday so she can wish you a happy one! @sortaawesomeshowSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/05/2147m 50s

Ep. 292 Watch, Read, Listen, Lifestyle

Wondering what book to pick up this week? Lost in the Netflix home screen and no idea what’s good to watch? Need some inspiration to bring a little more awesome to your life? We’ve got you covered, Awesome! Welcome to Watch, Read, Listen, Lifestyle - a weekly series where we tell you everything you need to know about what’s good in culture, entertainment, and lifestyle goodness for the week ahead. This is Watch, Read, Listen, Lifestyle for the week of May 10th!Here are some of the helpful links from our list:Don’t have Hulu? Sign up here with Sorta Awesome’s link!Kids Against MaturityMeet Me in Another Life, Catriona SilveyThe Tidy AppMake sure you are following us on Instagram for daily celebrations and birthday wishes!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/05/2146m 16s

Ep. 291 Back to ... normal?

It’s been over a year since the world turned upside down in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and now we’re beginning to see a light at the end of this tunnel. Are we ready to go back to normal? What does that mean? And how can we make the transition a little less stressful and a little more awesome? You do NOT want to miss this conversation with Meg and Kelly as they process together what the months ahead might bring us!Are you loving Sorta Awesome's new look? Treat yourself to some BRAND NEW Sorta Awesome merch! New designs featuring the return of GOLD to our logo are in the shop NOW! sortaawesomeshow.com/merch THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Billie: for 10% off of your new favorite razor, go to mybillie.com/awesomeLegacy Box: Go to legacybox.com/AWESOME and save 50% while supplies last.EveryPlate: Get started with EveryPlate for just $1.99 per meal plus an additional 20% off another 2 weeks by going to EveryPlate.com and entering code awesome199First Leaf: Sign up to become a new member of First Leaf and get your first 6 bottles for $39.95 AND send $10 to the charity of your choice! Sorta Awesome’s affiliate link is sortaawesomeshow.com/firstleafSHOW NOTES:Kelly’s AotW: Kelly Corrigan Wonders podcast series How to Make the Most of Family LifeMeg AotW: The Ex-Talk by Rachel Lynn SolomonOf course you’re anxious about returning to normal lifeDo We Even Know How To Socialize Anymore?There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called LanguishingIt’s OK to Grieve for the Small Losses of a Lost YearWhy Our Mental Health Won't Just Go Back to Normal When the Pandemic Is OverYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on Twitter , Instagram and on her website!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/05/2157m 15s

Ep. 290 Celebrations & News

Why wait for a M A J O R holiday or life event to celebrate? Truly, there is awesome to be found every day of the week, and we are once again expanding the Awesome Universe by bringing you weekly rundowns of all of the weird, wacky, and fun days to celebrate as well as interesting news items you might have missed!For the week of May 5th - 11th, we’ll get you ready to celebrate everything from Lost Sock Memorial Day to No Pants Day and lots more! Plus UFOs, Mark Wahlberg’s dad bod, Ben Affleck being a creeper and more in the news round-up!Links to check out:Go ahead and drink after your COVID vaccine!It’s not the hands. It’s the nose.Mark Wahlberg prepares to be Father StuA ticket out of SwitzerlandPuppy love in IrelandBen Affleck sliding into DMsMom’s Own Milk jewelry The CIA has been holding out on usJustin Bieber is lonely thoDon’t forget to come follow us on instagram @sortaawesomeshow where Meg covers fun celebrations for the day along with BIRTHDAYS! Send us a DM on your birthday so she can wish you a happy one!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/05/2150m 2s

Ep. 289 We're Obsessed: Gifts for moms and more!

Need to find the perfect gift for someone awesome in your life? Join Meg and Sorta Awesome regular Julie Tepperman this week as they give you the scoop on gifts for Mother's Day and so much MORE! From new moms to new grads to your Chosen Mom to something shiny and new for yourself, we have got gift ideas of all kinds, and they are all BRILLIANT! Plus a great go-to recipe and a darling little desk in Awesome of the Week!BRAND NEW SORTA SPICY ALERT! BRAND NEW this week, Super Star Awesomes got the next installment in the Sorta Spicy series: Meg & Rebekah’s Sexy Haul! This episode is exclusively available for our Super Star Patreon supporters!Quip: Go to GETQUIP.com/AWESOME and get a FREE plastic dispenser with any refill planMoink: Go to Moinkbox.com/AWESOME to get FREE ground beef for a year Grove: Go to Grove.co/AWESOME and choose a FREE gift (with orders $30 or more).PlushCare: Go to PlushCare.com/awesome to start your FREE 30-day trial.SHOW NOTES:Julie’s AotW: Flank steak recipe and Flank steak with chimichurri recipeMeg’s AotW: Vanity desk from Wayfair (affiliate link)GIFTS FOR NEW MOMS:Takeout menu organizer: this one or this onePretty serving trayFoot massage rollerMini fridgeGIFTS FOR MOTHERS/MOTHERS-IN-LAW:Mandy's Gourmet SaladsPersonalized cutting board Tacklife Pro Car Starter/Mobile Battery PackSink side tray (Find this one using our Grove affiliate link: grove.co/awesome) SPIRITUAL/CHOSEN MOM:AirBnB experiences onlineLanshin MassagerCanon IVY Mobile PrinterGIFTS FOR YOURSELF:BeautyCounter face maskKopari body scrubPajamas for yourself—like these nice ones at Target (affiliate link)Nice gold jewelry from QuinceJetPens sampler packsSUBSCRIPTION/ONLINE GIFTS:Subscription from independent bookstore like these: The Novel Neighbor in Webster Groves, MORead it Again Bookstore in Suanee, GeorgiaThe Last Bookstore in LA, CaliforniaThe Ripped Bodice in Culver City, CaliforniaShelf Subscription from The Bookshelf in Thomasville, GASubscription Rocksbox—Or get a free month for yourself when you sign up with Meg's linkKinder Beauty boxYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Julie on Instagram and Facebook!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/04/211h 3m

Ep. 288 You need personal policies (here's why)

What if we told you there's an awesome solution for those situations where you want to take a stand or enforce a boundary but it's hard to summon the confidence? This week, we dive into a concept called "personal policies," and Meg and Rebekah are here to tell you everything they've learned, plus some of the personal policies that are finding to be so helpful in their own lives!BRAND NEW SORTA SPICY ALERT! Brand new THIS WEEK, Super Star Awesomes got the next installment in the Sorta Spicy series: Meg & Rebekah’s Sexy Haul! This episode is exclusively available for our Super Star Patreon supporters!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:ThirdLove: Your perfect fitting bra is waiting for you! Go to thirdlove.com/awesome to get 20% off of your first purchase!Best Fiends: Play the cutest game with tons of challenges and enjoy de-stressing at the same time! Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play!Bombas: Buy a pair of the best socks and around give one to someone in need! Get 20% off of your first purchase at bombas.com/awesomeHeadspace: You deserve to feel happier, and Headspace is meditation made simple.. Go to headspace.com/awesome for your FREE ONE MONTH TRIALZocDoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/awesome and download the Zocdoc app to sign-up for FREE and book a top-rated doctor now!SHOW NOTES:Meg’s AotW: Spectacle: An Unscripted History of Reality TV podcastRebekah’s AotW: Upopby Women's Vintage One Piece SwimsuitTwo Words That Will Make you Happier, Calmer, and More Certain by Sarah Von BargenYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/04/2156m 15s

Ep. 287 Revealing readerly confessions

If there's one thing we never shy away from on Sorta Awesome, it's spilling the tea on our secret confessions! Sorta Awesome regular Katie Proctor is back this week, so she and Meg thought it would be fun to tell all of their bookish confessions, and they are sharing some from the Awesomes, too. Listen in to hear about the book that almost caused a break-up, judging books by their covers with no shame, and questionable sex ed. All of that plus an Awesome-authored new release and a documentary packed with nostalgia in Awesome of the Week!BRAND NEW SORTA SPICY ALERT! In March, Super Star Awesomes got the next installment in the Sorta Spicy series: Kelly breaks down purity culture! This episode is exclusively available for our Super Star Patreon supporters!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Billie: for 10% off of your new favorite razor, go to mybillie.com/awesomeLinkedIn: Post a job for free at linkedin.com/AWESOME EveryPlate: Get started with EveryPlate for just $1.99 per meal plus an additional 20% off another 2 weeks by going to EveryPlate.com and entering code awesome199Moink: Go to Moinkbox.com/AWESOME to get FREE ground beef for a year SHOW NOTES:Meg’s AotW: The Last Blockbuster documentary (Netflix)Katie’s AotW: Dear White Peacemakers, Osheta MooreSorta Awesome Ep. 279 The Enneagram Explains Your Reading Life 10 Things to Tell You: Ep. 17 Revisiting Flowers in the Attic Sorta Awesome Ep. 261 The secret things we learned from booksCurrently Reading podcastA Prayer for Owen Meany50 Shades of GrayRed White & Royal BlueWhere the Red Fern GrowsBridge to TerabithiaYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Katie at her website or on Facebook and Instagram! And be sure to check out her book My Storied Year!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/04/2156m 32s

Ep. 286 Three-Step Awesome Skincare!

For years, the Awesomes have been asking for a conversation about basic, simple skin care that doesn’t break the bank. We’re here to help! Listen to Meg and Kelly talk about what a basic, 3 step skin care routine can look like, and how to expand beyond those basic steps if you want to up your skincare routine. Plus Kelly’s back with another delicious cookie recipe, and Meg has a podcast binge that she’s been obsessing over in Awesome of the Week!BRAND NEW SORTA SPICY ALERT! In March, Super Star Awesomes got the next installment in the Sorta Spicy series: Kelly breaks down purity culture! This episode is exclusively available for our Super Star Patreon supporters!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Kencko: The first 100 listeners will get 25% off their first order at kencko.com/AWESOMEThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/AWESOME for 20% off your first purchaseBarkBox: Claim your free month of free dog stuff!CreativeBug: Get 3 Months of Creativebug for $1! Creativebug offers thousands of online video art and craft classes. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, bake, sew, screen print, and more!SHOW NOTES:Kelly’s AotW: Peanut Butter Oatmeal Monster CookiesMeg’s AotW: The Opportunist podcast, season 1Cleansers:CeraVe Foaming Facial CleanserCeraVe Hydrating Facial CleanserNo7 Radiant Results Purifying Foaming CleanserMoisturizers:CeraVe Skin Renewing Night CreamCeraVe Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Night CreamNo 7 HydraLuminous Water Surge GelSunscreen:Cetaphil Pro Oil Absorbing Moisturizer with SPF 30 broad spectrum sunscreenPaula's Choice Super Light Wrinkle DefenseExfoliating:CeraVe Renewing SA CleanserNo7 Radiance+ Daily Energizing Exfoliating CleanserPack of exfoliating roundsRepair:Serums for No7You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on Twitter , Instagram and on her website!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/04/2159m 9s

Ep. 285 The friendship advice we all need right now

We've been going through it for over a year now, and many of us are feeling more lonely than ever before. But chin up, Awesome! This week Meg is talking to THE Friendship Expert Danielle Bayard Jackson, and she's got advice about friendships you have GOT to hear. Danielle shares four tips for finding new friends that do NOT involve striking up conversations with strangers. She also talks about why our friendships are so pivotal to happiness in life, and she gives great advice on how to heal friendships that have been neglected in the past year. This episode is a MUST-LISTEN!BRAND NEW SORTA SPICY ALERT! This month, Super Star Awesomes got the next installment in the Sorta Spicy series: Kelly breaks down purity culture! This episode is exclusively available for our Super Star Patreon supporters!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Apostrophe: Go to apostrophe.com/AWESOME and use our code AWESOME for fifteen dollars off your first visitFirst Leaf: For six bottles of wine at $29.95 and free shipping, go to tryfirstleaf.com/awesomeLinkedIn: Post a job for free at linkedin.com/AWESOME Headspace: Go to headspace.com/AWESOME for a free one month trialSHOW NOTES:Danielle’s AotW: CinnabonMeg’s AotW: Rattan earringsbetterfemalefriendships.comFriend Forward podcastYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Danielle on Instagram and TikTok! Listen to her podcast Friend Forward and give it a follow on IG!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/03/2147m 38s

Ep. 284 Small hacks with BIG impact!

We are all about helping you discover the little things that make life so much better, and this week, we are ALL ABOUT those little life hacks that make a big difference! Join Meg and Rebekah for a tip-packed conversation that is totally going to change your life. They have hacks for your home, your skin and hair, your kids, your marriage, and more!BRAND NEW SORTA SPICY ALERT! This week, Super Star Awesomes got the next installment in the Sorta Spicy series: Kelly breaks down purity culture! This episode is exclusively available for our Super Star Patreon supporters!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Bombas:  Give a pair when you buy a pair, and get 20% off your first purchase at bombas.com/AWESOMEBest Fiends: Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google PlayEveryPlate: Get started with EveryPlate for just $1.99 per meal plus an additional 20% off another 2 weeks by going to EveryPlate.com and entering code awesome199Kencko: The first 100 listeners will get 25% off their first order at kencko.com/AWESOMESHOW NOTES:Rebekah’s AotW: I've Got Your Number by Sophie KinsellaMeg AotW: Maybelline SnapscaraWet brush shower detanglerShoe storage cabinet at WayfairYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/03/211h 0m

Ep. 283 Awesome List for Spring 2021!

Yes, friends! It’s time once again for one of our favorite episodes of the year: our top ten list for the season ahead! Join Meg and Emily as they give you the inside scoop on all there is to look forward to in Spring 2021! They’ve got home decor ideas, books to read, movies to watch, makeup and skin care recommendations and more! AND! If you want even more conversation with the four original Awesomes, go check out the Sorta Spicy series on Patreon. The newest episode in the series is called "Covid Confessions," and in it, you'll hear Meg, Kelly, Rebekah, and Laura share their most heartfelt confessions of how the Covid pandemic has impacted their private lives. This episode is exclusively available for our Super Star Patreon supporters!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:ThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/AWESOME for 20% off your first purchaseBombas:  Give a pair when you buy a pair, and get 20% off your first purchase at bombas.com/AWESOMEBillie: for 10% off of your new favorite razor, go to mybillie.com/awesomeApostrophe: Go to apostrophe.com/AWESOME and use our code AWESOME for fifteen dollars off your first visitSHOW NOTES:Emily’s AotW: Murder Among the Mormons (Netflix)True Crime Obsessed podcastMeg’s AotW: Unsolved Mysteries podcastTrueCrimePodcasts subreddit1. Nick Lewis YouTube Channel2. Three movies:Raya and the Last DragonGodzilla vs KongBlack Widow3. Plantable flowers from Paper Source4. Three perfumes:Aphrodite by Poesie PerfumsGrapefruit Soda by Firebird PerfumeLagoon by Firebird Perfume:5. Cute fake succulents6. On-trend eyewear: 7 Eyewear Trends for 2021 (Who What Wear)7. Rifle paper company tea towel8. Three books by Awesomes:Strong, Brave, and Beautiful (edited by Emily Allen)Dear White Peacemakers by Osheta MooreHand in Hand by Katie Proctor9. Bronzer: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer in Milk Chocolate10. Tend skin for razor bumpsYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Emily on Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/03/2146m 8s

Ep. 282 Thank you, past me!

Future You REALLY doesn't want you to miss this one, Awesome! Join Meg and Kelly for a fun conversation on all the ways we can create routines now to take care of the future versions of ourselves - whether it's later today or a few months or even a few years down the road! Plus a powerful book of prayer and a game-changer for facial massage and TMJ relief in Awesome of the Week!AND! If you want even more conversation with the four original Awesomes, go check out the Sorta Spicy series on Patreon. The newest episode in the series is called "Covid Confessions," and in it, you'll hear Meg, Kelly, Rebekah, and Laura share their most heartfelt confessions of how the Covid pandemic has impacted their private lives. This episode is exclusively available for our Super Star Patreon supporters!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:FitTrack: Go to GetFitTrack.com/AWESOME to take 50% off your order. Plus, for a limited time get an additional 30% off your order with the code Build30 at checkout!PlushCare: Go to PlushCare.com/awesome to start your FREE 30-day trial.CreativeBug: Get 3 Months of Creativebug for $1! Creativebug offers thousands of online video art and craft classes. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, bake, sew, screen print, and more!SHOW NOTES:Kelly’s AotW: A Rhythm of Prayer by Sarah BesseyMeg’s AotW: Gua sha rose quartzMorning Jen/Nighttime Jen post by Jen HatmakerMorning Self post by Jen HatmakerYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on Twitter , Instagram and on her website!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/03/211h 2m

Ep. 281 We're obsessed!

Do you love hearing what others are obsessed with because they make life SO much better? You have hit the jackpot! This week, Meg is joined by new Sorta Awesome regular Julie Tepperman, and they have crammed so much good stuff into this episode, you might be a little mind-blown by all of the awesome! From skin care to food and cooking to stuff for the family to love to gift ideas and more, this is a super-sized episode of fun stuff to discover!AND! If you want even more conversation with the four original Awesomes, go check out the Sorta Spicy series on Patreon. The newest episode in the series is called "Covid Confessions," and in it, you'll hear Meg, Kelly, Rebekah, and Laura share their most heartfelt confessions of how the Covid pandemic has impacted their private lives. This episode is exclusively available for our Super Star Patreon supporters!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Apostrophe: Go to apostrophe.com/AWESOME and use our code AWESOME for fifteen dollars off your first visitFirst Leaf: For six bottles of wine at $29.95 and free shipping, go to tryfirstleaf.com/awesomeLinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.Headspace: Go to headspace.com/AWESOME for a free one month trialSHOW NOTES:Meg’s AotW: The Voting Booth by Brandy ColbertStarbuck’s medicine ball (now called honey citrus mint tea)Julie’s homemade medicine ball recipe:1 bag Teavana Jade Citrus Mint tea (or other citrus mint tea like Tazo Zen)1 bag Teavana Peach Tranquility Tea (or other peach flavored tea)2 T honey8 oz hot water8 oz steamed lemonade (I microwave mine)Optional but not necessary – one pump peppermint syrupHeat your water and lemonade either separately or together, put in your tea bags and honey, let it steep for a few minutes and enjoy!Pamela Salzman website, Pamela Salzman Quicker than Quick cookbook, Pamela Salzman recipe for Greek sheet pan chicken with lemon and potatoesMerben Dry brushCND Rescue RxSelf expression cardsLast defense board gameJenny Boston leggings (might be sold out)Pilates – the balanced life sisterhood on YouTubeShinola journalsSkylight digital photo frameBoba tea: Boba Explained: A Taxonomy of Taipei’s Bubble TeaPioneer Woman hard boiled eggsNo7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Foundation SPF 15 Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow, Skinlights Homitem Men Slippers Memory Foam Moccasin Slipper for Men Fleece Lined House Shoes with Anti-Slip Indoor OutdoorHam&Sam Men's Robe Knit Bamboo Cotton 100% Wolf movie Thumbtack AppAirpods Pro You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Julie on Instagram and Facebook!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/02/211h 13m

Ep. 280 Confessions: weird new habits, lice battles, book heartbreaks and more!

It's a time-honored tradition on Sorta Awesome for us to share our deepest, darkest, and goofiest confessions with you, and this round of confessions definitely gets sorta silly! This week, Meg and Rebekah spill the tea on themselves as they talk about strange new habits they've developed, getting lice in a pandemic, and a surprising new love of trashy coffee. All of that plus America's favorite government teacher on TikTok and PBS's The Black Church in Awesome of the Week!AND! If you want even more conversation with the four original Awesomes, go check out the Sorta Spicy series on Patreon. The newest episode in the series is called "Covid Confessions," and in it, you'll hear Meg, Kelly, Rebekah, and Laura share their most heartfelt confessions of how the Covid pandemic has impacted their private lives. This episode is exclusively available for our Super Star Patreon supporters!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Literati: Go to Literati.com/AWESOME for 25% off your first TWO orders and pick your kids book club todayBest Fiends: Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google PlayKencko: The first 100 listeners will get 25% off their first order at kencko.com/AWESOMEGrove: Go to Grove.co/AWESOME and choose a FREE gift (with orders $30 or more).SHOW NOTES:Rebekah’s AotW: Sharon McMahon’s IG @SharonSaysSoMeg’s AotW: The Black Church on PBSEp 37 - Helpful PSAs and a collection of confessionsYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/02/211h 11m

Ep. 279 The Enneagram explains your reading life

You know we are all about helping you understand YOU a little better here on Sorta Awesome! This week, we are exploring how your Enneagram type impacts your reading life! Join Meg and Sorta Awesome regular Katie Proctor for a DEEP DIVE into how the Enneagram might influence the books you read, the ways you read, and how much time you spend reading. All of that plus an incredible leggings discovery and a newfound podcast delight in Aweosme of the Week!AND! If you want even more conversation with the four original Awesomes, go check out the Sorta Spicy series on Patreon. The newest episode in the series is called "Covid Confessions," and in it, you'll hear Meg, Kelly, Rebekah, and Laura share their most heartfelt confessions of how the Covid pandemic has impacted their private lives. This episode is exclusively available for our Super Star Patreon supporters!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Billie: for 10% off of your new favorite razor, go to mybillie.com/awesomeBombas: Give a pair when you buy a pair, and get 20% off your first purchase at bombas.com/AWESOMEFirst Leaf: For six bottles of wine at $29.95 and free shipping, go to tryfirstleaf.com/awesomeSHOW NOTES:Meg AotW: Madness Madness! podcastBeyond Yoga Spacedye Out of Pocket leggingsPast Enneagram episodes on SA:Episode 12: Oh the Enneagram? It's awesome!Ep 194 Enneagram Q&AEp 132 Why are you like that? Enneagram and relationshipsThe Honest Enneagram, Sarajane CaseThe Complete Enneagram, Beatrice ChesnutCurrently Reading podcastYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Katie at her website or on Facebook and Instagram! And be sure to check out her book My Storied Year!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/02/211h 10m

Ep. 278 Ladies celebrating ladies for Galentine's Day!

You could say that Leslie Knope is the patron saint of Sorta Awesome, so let’s get ready to celebrate her favorite holiday - Galentine’s Day! This week, Meg and Kelly have a conversation celebrating women’s friendships - why they are so important right now, and how you can celebrate the women in your life even during pandemic quarantine times. Plus, you’ll hear Awesomes from our community celebrating the women who mean so much to them!AND! If you want even more conversation with the four original Awesomes, go check out the Sorta Spicy series on Patreon. The newest episode in the series is called "Covid Confessions," and in it, you'll hear Meg, Kelly, Rebekah, and Laura share their most heartfelt confessions of how the Covid pandemic has impacted their private lives. This episode is exclusively available for our Super Star Patreon supporters!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:ThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/AWESOME for 20% off your first purchaseFitTrack: Go to GetFitTrack.com/AWESOME to take 50% off your order. Plus, for a limited time get an additional 10% off your order!PlushCare: Go to PlushCare.com/awesome to start your FREE 30-day trial.Allure Beauty Box: Get over $100 of skin and beauty products for only $23 shipped to your door! Sign up using the Sorta Awesome affiliate link at sortaawesomeshow.com/allureSHOW NOTES:Kelly's AotW: homemade marshmallowsMeg’s AotW: ambient-mixer.comSA EP 54SA EP 134Good Housekeeping ideas of virtual galentines dayYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on Twitter , Instagram and on her website!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/02/211h 0m

Ep. 277 Sharing Our Stuff (A REUNION EPISODE!)

Buckle up, Awesomes! This week, we are bringing you the most super-sized episode of Sorta Awesome EVER! We got the band back together for this very special reunion episode featuring former Sorta Awesome co-host Laura Tremaine! Laura's new book Share Your Stuff. I'll Go First. releases on February 2nd, and she's back on Sorta Awesome to get Meg, Kelly, and Rebekah to discuss some of the questions she poses to readers in her book, and the answers are touching, surprising, silly, and deeply honest. Plus four times the Awesome in Awesome of the Week!AND! If you want even more conversation with the four original Awesomes, go check out the Sorta Spicy series on Patreon. The newest episode in the series is called "Covid Confessions," and in it, you'll hear Meg, Kelly, Rebekah, and Laura share the most heartfelt confessions of how the Covid pandemic has impacted their private lives. This episode is exclusively available for our Super Star Patreon supporters!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Literati: Go to Literati.com/AWESOME for 25% off your first TWO orders and pick your kids book club todayLinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.Allure Beauty Box: Get over $100 of skin and beauty products for only $23 shipped to your door! Sign up using the Sorta Awesome affiliate link at sortaawesomeshow.com/allureSHOW NOTES:Meg’s AotW: The Extraordinaries by TJ KluneRebekah’s AotW: Chocolate Cherry Cake with Fudge GlazeKelly’s AotW: Box One Presented By Neil Patrick Harris Game (affiliate link)Laura’s AotW: CBD Body ButterShare Your Stuff: I’ll Go First. (Find it in Sorta Awesome’s Bookshop store celebrating local bookstores!)You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Find Kelly on Twitter , Instagram and on her website!Preorder Laura’s book Share Your Stuff, I’ll Go First, which comes out February 2nd! You can learn more about Laura’s book here or by visiting her website here. You can find her on Instagram @laura.tremaine and be sure to listen to her show 10 Things To Tell You!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/01/211h 38m

Ep. 276 The biggest trends of 2021 EXPLAINED

Looking for something to look forward to in 2021? You don’t want to miss this conversation Meg and Rebekah have exploring all the big trends for the year ahead as predicted by Pinterest! From candy charcuterie boards to Japandi home decor, fantasy travel to athflow, they cover it all! Plus a the coziest of blankets and a dreamy skin treatment in Awesome of the Week!SORTA SPICY IS HERE, friends! Introducing the brand new series from Sorta Awesome where Meg, Rebekah, Kelly, and other Awesomes share the stuff you'll never hear on a regular episode. The Sorta Spicy series is exclusively available to our Super Star Awesomes who support us on Patreon. Don't miss out!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Billie: for 10% off of your new favorite razor, go to mybillie.com/awesomeBest Fiends: Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google PlayEveryPlate: Get three weeks of EveryPlate meals for only 2.99 per meal by going to EveryPlate.com and entering code awesome3First Leaf: For six bottles of wine at $29.95 and free shipping, go to tryfirstleaf.com/awesomeLegacy Box: Start saving your family’s memories now with 50% off at legacybox.com/awesome!Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!SHOW NOTES:Meg’s AotW: IT Cosmetics Confidence in a CreamRebekah’s AotW: UnHide Lil’ Marshmallow BlanketGet the Unhide blanket at a discount through FabFit Fun. Use promo code LASTCALL40 for 40% off the Winter Box. Good for new customers only and while supplies last: Sorta Awesome affiliate link for FabFitFunEpic Charcuterie Boards5 Face Yoga Exercises To Tighten, Tone, & Give You GlowYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/01/211h 1m

Ep. 275 Your ideal morning routine: Myers-Briggs style!

You know we love a good routine around here, and January is an awesome time to give some of your daily routines a refresh. Why not create a morning routine that is geared for the way your brain works - according to Myers Briggs? Join Meg and her sister and Sorta Awesome regular Emily Harris to deep dive personality talk as they share what works best for each of the 16 types in the mornings and why!SORTA SPICY IS HERE, friends! Introducing the brand new series from Sorta Awesome where Meg, Rebekah, Kelly, and other Awesomes share the stuff you'll never hear on a regular episode. The Sorta Spicy series is exclusively available to our Super Star Awesomes who support us on Patreon. So far we’ve shared: Emily’s story of recovery in a 12-step program, 10 great romance novels with Rebekah. and fangirl-ing for fandoms with Meg! Don’t miss out!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Sweaty Betty: Get 20% off your purchase at sweatybetty.com/AWESOMEBombas:  Give a pair when you buy a pair, and get 20% off your first purchase at bombas.com/AWESOMEKencko: The first 100 listeners will get 25% off their first order at kencko.com/AWESOMEHeadspace: Go to headspace.com/AWESOME for a free one month trialThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Meg’s AotW: No7 Lift & Luminate PowderYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Emily on Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/01/2152m 35s

Ep. 274 10 (more) little luxuries to get you through the winter

Brrrr! With the holidays behind us, winter looms ahead and many of us are still living quarantine life close to home. Need something to look forward to and some ideas on how to treat yourself well in the frosty days ahead? Meg and Kelly are here for you, Awesomes! Check out this conversation filled with ten little luxuries for the wintry days of 2021 - you'll hear about everything from keeping your toes toasty to a light to keep you happy and even something to get you excited to clean out that underwear drawer! Plus buying/selling good stuff and bingeable TV in Awesome of the Week!SORTA SPICY IS HERE, friends! Introducing the brand new series from Sorta Awesome where Meg, Rebekah, Kelly, and other Awesomes share the stuff you'll never hear on a regular episode. The Sorta Spicy series is exclusively available to our Super Star Awesomes who support us on Patreon. So far we’ve shared: Emily’s story of recovery in a 12-step program, 10 great romance novels with Rebekah. and fangirl-ing for fandoms with Meg! Don’t miss out!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:ThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/AWESOME for 20% off your first purchaseFitTrack: Go to GetFitTrack.com/AWESOME to take 50% off your order. Plus, for a limited time get an additional 10% off your order!PlushCare: Go to PlushCare.com/awesome to start your FREE 30-day trial.Meg’s AotW: HBO series The Flight AttendantKelly’s AotW: buying/selling furniture on FB MarketplaceParker Jotter PenPlush slippersReachargeable heated insolesLulu leggings (but cheaper)Manzella Convertible GlovesCaren Hand TreatmentBravetart CookbookCandle/incense:Nippon Kodo Kayuragi Incense Sticks - AloeswoodSeda France Japanese Quince candle (dupe for this luxury candle)HappylightBootaybagPanty DropYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on Twitter , Instagram and on her website!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!Sorta Awesome is an affiliate for Amazon so we may receive a small percentage of your purchase when you shop Amazon through our link. Thank you for supporting Sorta Awesome!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/01/211h 4m

Ep. 273 A MUST-LISTEN to heal from 2020 for an awesome 2021

AWESOMES! Happy New Year!! We have got an INCREDIBLE conversation to help you start 2021 in the best possible way - by embracing healing from the hurts of last year so we can receive all the goodness the new year holds. You absolutely MUST listen to Meg's conversation with Jen Hoffman of HealthyMoving.com. Jen returns to Sorta Awesome to gently explain why we should be pursuing healing right now and how we can do that. Plus there is a LOT of journaling and book talk in Awesome of the Week!SHOW NOTES:Leuchtturm JournalBookTok on TikTokSORTA SPICY IS HERE, friends! Introducing the brand new series from Sorta Awesome where Meg, Rebekah, Kelly, and other Awesomes share the stuff you'll never hear on a regular episode. The Sorta Spicy series is exclusively available to our Super Star Awesomes who support us on Patreon. So far we’ve shared: Emily’s story of recovery in a 12-step program, 10 great romance novels with Rebekah. and fangirl-ing for fandoms with Meg! Don’t miss out!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Headspace: Go to headspace.com/AWESOME for a free one month trialSweaty Betty: Get 20% off your purchase at sweatybetty.com/AWESOMETrue Botanicals: Get 15% off your first purchase at truebotanicals.com/awesomeThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Jen at HealthyMoving.com and on Facebook and InstagramVisit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/01/2150m 37s

A big announcement!

Join Meg and Awesome Colleen Cook for a conversation about a brand new experience created just for the Awesomes!Find all the details at sortaawesomeshow.com/wakingupawesomeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/12/2031m 30s

Ep. 272 Finding awesome in a year that wasn't (a group show!)

Well, friends, we made it. ALMOST. But before we put 2020 to bed (finally!), we wanted to gather together to talk about how we were able to find moments of awesome in a year that definitely wasn’t. Join Meg and Kelly and Rebekah for this review of how they got through 2020 with favorite activities at home, best online purchases, self-comfort and self-care, and some pop culture picks. Plus each of them share the Awesome of the Week that turned out to be the Awesome of the Year!SORTA SPICY IS HERE, friends! Introducing the brand new series from Sorta Awesome where Meg, Rebekah, Kelly, and other Awesomes share the stuff you'll never hear on a regular episode. The Sorta Spicy series is exclusively available to our Super Star Awesomes who support us on Patreon. So far we’ve shared: Emily’s story of recovery in a 12-step program, 10 great romance novels with Rebekah. and fangirl-ing for fandoms with Meg! Don’t miss out!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:LinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.Magic Spoon: Go to magicspoon.com/AWESOME to grab a variety pack. Enter promo code AWESOME for free shipping.Amazon Music: Try Amazon Music UNLIMITED free for 30 days at amazon.com/sortaawesomeFirst Leaf: For six bottles of wine at $29.95 and free shipping, go to tryfirstleaf.com/awesomePlushCare: PlushCare makes it easier than ever to take care of yourself, inside and out. Start your membership today. Go to PlushCare.com/awesome to start your FREE 30-day trial.CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTESYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Find Kelly on her Twitter , Instagram and on her website!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/12/201h 13m

Ep. 271 The best books you might have missed in 2020!

What is more awesome than diving into a GREAT book? Well, if you are anything like Meg, reading great books might be one of the things you lost track of in 2020. But no worries, we’ve got you covered in this GREAT books and reading conversation with Awesome Katie Proctor, mega-reader and recently published author of My Storied Year Tune in to hear Katie share fourteen (!!!) books that are sure to get you turning pages again in no time!SORTA SPICY IS HERE, friends! Introducing the brand new series from Sorta Awesome where Meg, Rebekah, Kelly, and other Awesomes share the stuff you'll never hear on a regular episode. The Sorta Spicy series is exclusively available to our Super Star Awesomes who support us on Patreon. Don't miss out!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Bombas: Visit bombas.com/awesome and save 20% off your first purchaseTrue Botanicals: Get 15% off your first purchase at truebotanicals.com/awesomeTheragun: Try Theragun risk-free for 30 days. Go to theragun.com/AWESOME and get your Gen 4 Theragun today.CrateJoy: Get 30% off your first box when you sign up at cratejoy.com/awesomeThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!SHOW NOTES:All Amazon links are Sorta Awesome's affiliate link. We make a small commission when you place an order after clicking on our link. Thank you for supporting Sorta AwesomeKatie’s AotW: Beauty Counter All Bright C SerumMeg’s AotW: A Holly Dolly ChristmasFor a COMPLETE LIST of Katie's book recommendations, please click here for full show notes!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Katie at her website or on Facebook and Instagram! And be sure to check out her book My Storied Year!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/12/2059m 57s

Ep. 270 Hallmark and chill: cozy movies for your holiday season!

Pop the popcorn and pour a cup of cocoa, Awesomes! Holiday movie season is here, and we've got the perfect person to guide us to all the good stuff! Meg is joined this week by Mary Carver, host of The Couch podcast and Hallmark holiday movie enthusiast ready to tell Meg and any other holiday movie newbies all about why this is the most wonderful time of the year for cozy movie watching!SORTA SPICY IS HERE, friends! Introducing the brand new series from Sorta Awesome where Meg, Rebekah, Kelly, and other Awesomes share the stuff you'll never hear on a regular episode. The Sorta Spicy series is exclusively available to our Super Star Awesomes who support us on Patreon. Don't miss out!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Legacy Box: Go to legacybox.com/AWESOME to get 40% off your first orderBlendJet: For 12% off your cute new BlendJet, visit blendjet.com/awesomeHeadspace: Go to headspace.com/AWESOME for a free one month trialThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!SHOW NOTES:Meg's favorite sweater is currently out of stock, but the Daily Ritual store has tons of other great styles! (Sorta Awesome Amazon affiliate links)Get Mary’s festive and free "Hooked on Holiday Movies" guide at http://marycarver.com/holidaymovie101You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Mary at her website and on Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/12/2049m 30s

Ep 269 Why are kids SO WEIRD?!

If you are looking for a laugh, there’s nothing quite so funny as thinking back on all the weird things you did as a kid! This week, Meg and Rebekah get nostalgic and laugh a LOT reminiscing about their own childhood weirdness like catching a school bus just to ride down the road and straight-up eating notebook paper. Then they share some funny, funny stories from the Awesomes! Plus something chocolatey and yummy plus highly flattering skinny jeans in Awesome of the Week!SORTA SPICY IS HERE, friends! Introducing the brand new series from Sorta Awesome where Meg, Rebekah, Kelly, and other Awesomes share the stuff you'll never hear on a regular episode. The Sorta Spicy series is exclusively available to our Super Star Awesomes who support us on Patreon. Don't miss out!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:CrateJoy: Get 30% off your first box when you sign up at cratejoy.com/awesomeAmazon Music: Try Amazon Music UNLIMITED free for 30 days at amazon.com/sortaawesomeLinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.Magic Spoon: Go to magicspoon.com/AWESOME to grab a variety pack. Enter promo code AWESOME for free shipping.First Leaf: For six bottles of wine at $29.95 and free shipping, go to tryfirstleaf.com/awesomeThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Meg’s AotW: Democracy Women’s Ab Solution JeggingRebekah’s AotW: Heavenly Chocolate Butterscotch Chex MixYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/11/2059m 13s

Ep. 268 Self-care vs. self-comfort: everything you need to know

If ever there was a moment to have a great understanding of how and why to take care of yourself, it's the wild ride that is 2020! This week, join Meg and Kelly as they talk about why you desperately need both self-care and self-comfort, and how to know you are getting a good balance of each. Plus a creative cat owner solution and an obsession-worthy Netflix binge in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Billie: for 10% off of your new favorite razor, go to mybillie.com/awesomeTheragun: Try Theragun risk-free for 30 days. Go to theragun.com/AWESOME and get your Gen 4 Theragun today.Function of Beauty: Hair care personalized for you at functionofbeauty.com/awesomeCove: Migraine warriors, good news! Go to withcove.com/awesome for 50% off of your first month’s medication for migraine, and free two day shipping!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/11/2056m 26s

Ep. 267 Do this (not that!), and YOU will be prepared

Awesomes, are you ready? Because we sure weren't! The year 2020 just keeps serving up the surprises, and in the past few weeks, Meg and her family found themselves in the dark - literally. Tune in to hear Meg and her husband Kyle share about the alarming way they discovered how unprepared for any kind of emergency they were, and how awesome it has been for them to discover what they need to do better next time!SORTA SPICY IS HERE, friends! Introducing the brand new series from Sorta Awesome where Meg, Rebekah, Kelly, and other Awesomes share the stuff you'll never hear on a regular episode. The Sorta Spicy series is exclusively available to our Super Star Awesomes who support us on Patreon. Don't miss out!ThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/AWESOME to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchasePlushCare: PlushCare makes it easier than ever to take care of yourself, inside and out. Start your membership today. Go to PlushCare.com/awesome to start your FREE 30-day trial.Bombas:  Visit bombas.com/awesome and save 20% off your first purchaseBlendJet: For 12% off your cute new BlendJet, visit blendjet.com/awesomeArdbeg UigeadailAddidas Originals (Meg loves her Sleek style!)You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/11/201h 5m

Ep. 266 Goosebumps, daytime chills, creepy stories, and more!

Fire up that campfire, friends! We've got a whole hour's worth of the creepiest, spookiest, real life goosebump-y stories to keep you entertained this ghostly season! Meg's sister Emily is back, and you wouldn't believe how many creepy stories they have from their childhoods, college years, and even now. (One of them lives in a maybe-haunted-house!) All of that plus hair happiness and a GREAT read in Awesome of the Week!Want to hear more from Emily? BECOME A SUPER STAR AWESOME when you join our Patreon! You’ll hear Emily’s story of recovery in a 12 step program and get access to HOURS more Sorta Awesome to binge!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Amazon Music: Try Amazon Music UNLIMITED free for 30 days at amazon.com/sortaawesomeCove: Migraine warriors, good news! Go to withcove.com/awesome for 50% off of your first month’s medication for migraine, and free two day shipping!Legacy Box: Go to legacybox.com/AWESOME to get 40% off your first orderFunction of Beauty: Hair care personalized for you at functionofbeauty.com/awesomeThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Conviction, Denise MinaNot an Audible member? No worries! Sign up for Audible with our Sorta Awesome affiliate link!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Emily on Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/10/201h 6m

Ep. 265 The Enneagram Survival Guide for 2020!

We are closing in on the end of 2020, and maybe you feel like you are limping to the finish line. (We relate so much!) Thankfully, there is a way to acknowledge the hard stuff this year has brought AND look to all the ways you can care for yourself and continue to grow as a person, and the Enneagram will show you how! Join Meg and Kelly for this conversation about how each Enneagram type has been challenged this year as well as how each type can SURVIVE the times we find ourselves in. Plus Kelly has a FUN announcement and Meg takes you around the world from one simple screen in Awesome of the Week!Find the first episode of SORTA SPICY featuring Emily’s story of recovery when you sign up to become a Sorta Awesome Super Star!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Billie: for 10% off of your new favorite razor, go to mybillie.com/awesomeMagic Spoon: Go to magicspoon.com/AWESOME to grab a variety pack. Enter promo code AWESOME for free shipping.EveryPlate: Get three weeks of EveryPlate meals for only 2.99 per meal by going to EveryPlate.com and entering code awesome3FirstLeaf: Sign up for FirstLeaf wine club and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 OR 12 bottles for $59.95!Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Kelly’s new website! window-swap.comThe Enneagram InstituteThe Road Back to YouYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her Twitter and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/10/201h 6m

Ep. 264 10 big things that we stopped doing

You know that moment when you stop and realize "wow, I can't believe I haven't done that in a while"? Join Meg and Rebekah as they assess some of the most surprising revelations of what they are no longer buying, thinking, doing, and even the things they've stopped doing but really miss in their lives. Plus it's soup season and an escape to Paris in Awesome of the Week!VISIT THE BRAND NEW SORTA AWESOME MERCH SHOP!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:LinkedIn: Find your next great hire with LinkedIn Jobs at linkedin.com/awesomeTheragun: Try Theragun risk-free for 30 days. Go to theragun.com/AWESOME and get your Gen 4 Theragun today.Function of Beauty: Hair care personalized just for you at Function of Beauty! Save 20% off your first order at functionofbeauty.com/awesomeThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Meg’s AotW: Emily in Paris (Netflix)Rebekah AotW: Cheddar Broccoli Potato SoupRebekah's 10 Best Kid-Friendly Soup RecipesYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/10/201h 9m

Ep. 263 Awesome Haul: Black-owned businesses

Here at Sorta Awesome, we are so excited to introduce a brand new series: AWESOME HAUL! We believe that our shopping dollars can be a force for good in the world, and we are on a mission to introduce you to some incredible finds that are sure to bring some good stuff to your life! To kick off the series, Meg, Rebekah, and Kelly take you on a shopping trip discovering businesses owned by Black women. From cosmetics to home goods to books and more, they've got something for everyone in this episode! Plus a triple play of great stuff in Awesome of the Week!VISIT THE BRAND NEW SORTA AWESOME MERCH SHOP!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Grove: Go to Grove.co/AWESOME and receive a free five piece cleaning set. Plus, get free shipping and a free 60-day VIP trial.True Botanicals: Get 15% off your first purchase at truebotanicals.com/awesomePlushCare: PlushCare makes it easier than ever to take care of yourself, inside and out. Start your membership today. Go to PlushCare.com/awesome to start your FREE 30-day trial.Sweaty Betty: Get 20% off your purchase at sweatybetty.com/AWESOMEThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Meg’s AotW: Girls’ Night InKelly’s AotW: SweeTango apples (Bonus: Chestnut Crabapples - perfect for kids' lunches)Rebekah’s AotW: Dr. Caroline Leaf on InstagramRebekah’s Haul:Isha Plants (Purchased: Raphidophora Tetrasperma)Revive and BloomBrain Lair Books (Purchased: One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London, Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory, and Beach Read by Emily Henry)Virginia Rose Design Co (Purchased: Floral Dog Sticker)Kelly’s Haul:Nicole Marie Paperie (Purchased: A mixed box set of cards, available on Etsy)Aquarian Thoughts (Purchased: Hammered Hoop Earrings in Silver Rose Gold, available on Etsy)Love Notes Fragrances (Purchased: Love Note No. 8 Two Wick Large Tin Candle)Meg’s Haul:The Lip Bar (shades Cocoa Cooler and Cosmo)Bailee's NailboxWhiskey Sweet CandlePlant MatYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her Twitter and Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/10/201h 1m

Ep. 262 The AWESOME List for Fall 2020!

Awesomes! IT IS TIME! October is here, and that means we've got your list of ten awesome things for Fall 2020! This is always one of our very favorite episodes of the whole entire year, and this year is no different. Meg and Kelly share ten things to keep you cozy, comfy, well-fed, well-read, and in good spirits in the weeks ahead! All of that plus delicious dinner for the whole family and a fascinating peek at life in NYC in Awesome of the Week!VISIT THE BRAND NEW SORTA AWESOME MERCH SHOP!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Billie: for 10% off of your new favorite razor, go to mybillie.com/awesomeThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/AWESOME to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchaseLegacybox.: Go to legacybox.com/awesome for 40% off your first orderThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!SHOW NOTES:Kelly’s AotW: Chicken Zucchini Meatballs; Chicken Zucchini Meatball SubsMeg AotW: Nyasia C on YouTubeKelly’s list:Weighted blanket: Kelly’s Costco blanket. (This is a similar one with high reviews on Amazon.)Banana clips are back: Here’s a great set from Amazon.Silence or meditation: Headspace app or Hallow appNail color instead of lip color: Essie Heart of the Jungle; Opi neutral nail polish; Revlon copper pennyApple peanut butter cookiesMeg’s list:Haus of Gloi pumpkin butterMr. Heater Buddy HeaterSilky Toes Chelsea rainbootsJack Black Intense Lip Balm SPF 25; NOONI Applebutter Lip Mask Elizabeth Penny column about cozy mysteries; The Bakeshop SeriesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/10/201h 0m

Ep. 261 The secret things we learned from books

When will I get my first period? How do bras work? Am I ready to have sex? These questions and more filled the minds of our teenage selves, but we weren't sure where to find the answers. Before the internet existed, many of us turned to books. This week, Meg is joined by the creator and host of the SSR podcast Alli Hoff Kosik to talk about all the secret and important and life-changing things we learned from young adult literature, and Alli fills us in on how YA books have changed since we were teens. All of that plus a great read for right now and music for these last sunny days of late summer in Awesome of the Week!VISIT THE BRAND NEW SORTA AWESOME MERCH SHOP!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Legacy Box: Go to legacybox.com/AWESOME to get 40% off your first orderTrue Botanicals: Get 15% off your first purchase at truebotanicals.com/awesomeTheragun: Try Theragun risk-free for 30 days. Go to theragun.com/AWESOME and get your Gen 4 Theragun today.Amazon Music: Try Amazon Music UNLIMITED free for 30 days at amazon.com/sortaawesomeThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!SHOW NOTES:Self-Care: A Novel, Leigh SteinIn the Summer Twilight playlist, Chelle on SpotifyAre You There God, It’s Me, Margaret, Judy BlumeList of Judy Blume booksBabysitters ClubThe Hate U Give, Angie ThomasFrankly in Love, David YoonWe Are Okay, Nina LaCourThe Princess and the Fangirl, Ashley PostonThey Wish They Were Us, Jessica GoodmanYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Alli on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or at her website www.ssrpodcast.com!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/09/201h 1m

Ep. 260 Love your home with these five hacks from Myquillyn Smith

We’re all spending more time at home these days - why not make it a lovely place to hang out? No worries if sprucing up your home space doesn’t come naturally to you. Meg’s got you covered! This week, she welcomes bestselling author and home decor blogger Myquillyn Smith to Sorta Awesome! Myquillyn has five hacks for you to create a home that is welcoming and warm - for yourself and for those you host at home! VISIT THE BRAND NEW SORTA AWESOME MERCH SHOP!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Grove: Go to Grove.co/AWESOME and receive a free five piece cleaning set. Plus, get free shipping and a free 60-day VIP trial.ThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/AWESOME to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 10% off your first purchaseFirst Leaf: For six bottles of wine at $29.95 and free shipping, go to tryfirstleaf.com/awesomeLinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Welcome Home by Myquillyn SmithYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Order Myquillyn’s new book Welcome Home! You can find Myquillyn on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or at thenester.com!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/09/2042m 10s

Ep. 259 What it's really like to work online

Instagram influencers, YouTube creators, podcast personalities, bloggers of all kinds … they all share one vast work space - the ever-expanding universe of the internet! Meg and Rebekah have each been working online for over a decade, and today, they invite you to join them in a conversation about what that is really like. Inspired by the honest revelations of a popular YouTube star, they dig into the professional difficulties and personal challenges of working in the online space, and they reveal what some of the most AWESOME parts of this specific work are, too. PLUS, two great reads getting lots of buzz in Awesome of the Week!VISIT THE BRAND NEW SORTA AWESOME MERCH SHOP!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Bombas:  Visit bombas.com/awesome and save 20% off your first purchasePlushCare: PlushCare makes it easier than ever to take care of yourself, inside and out. Start your membership today. Go to PlushCare.com/awesome to start your FREE 30-day trial.Billie: for 10% off of your new favorite razor, go to mybillie.com/awesomeTrue Botanicals: Get 15% off your first purchase at truebotanicals.com/awesomeSweaty Betty: Get 20% off your purchase at sweatybetty.com/AWESOMEThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Rebekah’s AotW:  One To Watch by Kate Stayman-LondonMeg’s AotW: They Wish They Were Us, Jessica GoodmanSafiya Nygaard on YouTube Where Have We Been by Safiya NygaardYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/09/201h 6m

Ep. 258 Empowering women to have awesome births

It's a topic women have been conversations about for all of human history: bringing babies into the world! This week, the conversation continues as Meg invites Bryn Huntpalmer - creator and host of The Birth Hour podcast - to share about her passion for women, birth, and babies. Not only do they talk about how her mission is making meaningful change in the world of birth, they also cover surprising trends and what it's like to give birth during a global pandemic. All of that plus a luxury listening experience and a health boost in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:EveryPlate: Get three weeks of EveryPlate meals for only 2.99 per meal by going to EveryPlate.com and entering code awesome3Grove: Go to Grove.co/AWESOME and receive a free five piece cleaning set. Plus, get free shipping and a free 60-day VIP trial.Theragun: Try Theragun risk-free for 30 days. Go to theragun.com/AWESOME and get your Gen 4 Theragun today.Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Bose SoundSport Free, True Wireless EarbudsChelated MagnesiumBryn's book The First-Time Mom's Pregnancy HandbookThe Birth Hour course: Know Your Options Childbirth CourseYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Bryn on The Birth Hour podcast and on Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/08/2052m 22s

Ep. 257 What's trending for Fall 2020

Okay listen, we know it's still August! You are managing back-to-school plans and searching for your sunglasses before you head out the door, right? But we also know you love to be a little more in-the-know about what's on-trend for each season, and this week, Meg and Kelly are here to fill you in on all the trends for fall 2020!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:First Leaf: For six bottles of wine at $29.95 and free shipping, go to tryfirstleaf.com/awesomeBillie: for 10% off of your new favorite razor, go to mybillie.com/awesomeThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Meg’s AotW: The Argument podcast by The New York TimesKelly’s AotW: Hotouch womens pajama setFor complete show notes, go to sortawesomeshow.com/shownotes/ep257Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/08/201h 2m

Ep. 256 TikTok and Instagram Reels EXPLAINED!

If the recent news headlines about TikTok have left you wondering what you are missing, or if you magically started seeing Reels in your Instagram feed and have been asking what the heck is going on, this episode is for you! This week, Meg and Rebekah get together to talk about all things TikTok, Instagram Reels, and the future of video in social media. Plus there's brand new TV talk and a life-changing Amazon discovery in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Legacy Box: Go to legacybox.com/AWESOME to get 40% off your first orderLinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.EveryPlate: Get three weeks of EveryPlate meals for only 2.99 per meal by going to EveryPlate.com and entering code awesome3True Botanicals: Get 15% off your first purchase at truebotanicals.com/awesomeThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!SHOW NOTES:Rebekah's AotW: Big BrotherMeg’s AotW: The Amazon jumpsuitYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/08/201h 3m

Ep. 255 Life is more awesome The Lazy Genius Way!

Who doesn't want to be a genius? And if you can be a little, well, lazy about it, isn't that even more awesome? This week, Meg is joined by the one and only Lazy Genius herself, Kendra Adachi! Tune in to hear this conversation which includes Kendra sharing how the Enneagram influenced her journey to being a beloved life hack guru AND she walks Meg through a step-by-step solution to one of her biggest ongoing messes. All of that plus Awesomes of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Bombas:  Visit bombas.com/awesome and save 20% off your first purchaseFirst Leaf: For six bottles of wine at $29.95 and free shipping, go to tryfirstleaf.com/awesomePlushCare: PlushCare makes it easier than ever to take care of yourself, inside and out. Start your membership today. Go to PlushCare.com/awesome to start your FREE 30-day trial.You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kendra on Facebook or Instagram or at The Lazy Genius Collective! Order Kendra’s book The Lazy Genius Way, out August 11th. Preorder bonuses include the complete Lazy Genius digital library: The Swap: The LG Guide to Decluttering for Life, The Meal Plan: The LG Guide to Happy Dinners at Home, The Holiday Docket: The LG Guide to Celebrating Well, and The Clean Slate: The LG Guide to Keeping a Home.Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/08/201h 6m

Ep. 254 Secrets to becoming the gift-giver you've always wanted to be!

You know the friend who always gives the perfect gift on every occasion? Ever wonder how she does it? This week's conversation features Meg and a real-life Awesome-turned-friends story with Julie Tepperman, and Julie is giving us the scoop on how she finds, organizes, and gives great gifts. Get ready for personality talk, practical advice, and lots of inspiration! Plus a lovely lip gloss and all things folklore in Awesome of the Week!Lune and Aster in BestiefolkloreThe StrategistUncommon GoodsPopchart Lab:  https://popchart.co/Society6Amazon's interesting finds pageYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/07/2047m 38s

Ep. 253 Can we go from anxiety to awesome?

As the entire globe grapples with what a return to workplaces and schools will look like as Quarantine 2020 continues, many of us are grasping for whatever help and support we can find. This week, join Meg and her sister and Sorta Awesome regular Emily as they look at the bigger picture - the need for each of us to have a solid foundation of mental health and wellness to survive and thrive in the months ahead! From practical ways to get out of survival mode to the best mental health apps for your mobile device and more, they share lots of resources for strengthening your mental health, most of which you can do without leaving your home. All of that plus a hot weather beauty must-have and a Netflix must-watch for fans of The Babysitters Club in Awesome of the Week!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/07/2045m 28s

Ep. 252 It wasn't all grunge and BIG hair

Hey, teens of the 90s! What was THAT like? Many of us who lived out our teenage years in that wild, wild decade of the 1990s are filled with delight and cringe when we think back on those glory days. This week, Meg is joined by co-host Rebekah who unearthed a TEEN Magazine from August 1993. Together, they go peruse the pages and contemplate 90s fashion, celebrate their celebrity crushes, and conquer the ubiquitous teen mag quiz. All of that 90s nostalgia plus a treat-yourself discovery and baby's first favorite in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:First Leaf: For six bottles of wine at $29.95 and free shipping, go to tryfirstleaf.com/awesomeMagic Spoon: Go to magicspoon.com/AWESOME to grab a variety pack. Enter promo code AWESOME for free shipping.LinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/07/2054m 59s

Ep. 251 Askers vs Guessers (and other things we wish we had known!)

Earlier this year, Meg and Kelly revealed some of the things they had discovered that no one ever told them (Ep. 238 Why didn't the tell me?!), and this week, they continue that discussion by sharing even more of the things that they wish they had known. From a practical hack for a summer favorite to pinching your plants to how to know if you are an Asker or a Guesser, they talk about the wisdom that is making life easier and more awesome. PLUS an extended discussion of Hamilton and a summer grilling favorite in Awesome of the Week!Legacy Box: Go to legacybox.com/AWESOME to get 40% off your first orderBillie: for 10% off of your new favorite razor, go to mybillie.com/awesomeTrue Botanicals: Get 15% off your first purchase at truebotanicals.com/awesomeDon't forget to check out our new daily podcast Awesome Today!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her Twitter and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/07/201h 2m

Introducing AWESOME TODAY!

Get ready for talk radio, but make it awesome! Sorta Awesome Media's newest podcast - Awesome Today - is ready to launch, and we are inviting YOU to be part of bringing more awesome to the world. Find Awesome Today in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and wherever you listen to podcasts. Go RIGHT NOW, subscribe, and support the Awesome family by leaving a 5 star rating and review. Hooray for Awesome! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/07/202m 48s

Ep. 250 Sprinklers, limeade, library books, and what made summer awesome

Summer 2020 may be unlike anything we had hoped or planned for, but maybe that gives us an opportunity to rediscover the awesome of summer days of our childhoods. Join Meg as she shares what a variety of friends and Awesomes have said made for incredible summers when they were kids. You might just find yourself inspired to enjoy this summer more than you thought possible!Theragun: Find out why Theragun is changing the lives of Meg AND Kyle! Learn more at theragun.com/awesomeMagic Spoon: Go to magicspoon.com/AWESOME to grab a variety pack. Enter promo code AWESOME for free shipping.EveryPlate: Get three weeks of EveryPlate meals for only 2.99 per meal by going to EveryPlate.com and entering code awesome3Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/06/2055m 21s

Ep. 249 Internet life hacks: could you, would you, should you?

We all need a little helpful from time to time, but is the internet the place to find it? This week, Meg is joined by her sister and Sorta Awesome regular Emily Harris, and together they explore some of the most intriguing life hacks from TikTok, YouTube, and more and discuss if these are tips they could, would, or should try! All of that plus some delicious kitchen inspiration and a delightful beach read in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:First Leaf: For six bottles of wine at $29.95 and free shipping, go to tryfirstleaf.com/awesomeBillie: for 10% off of your new favorite razor, go to mybillie.com/awesomeTrue Botanicals: Get 15% off your first purchase at truebotanicals.com/awesomeVisit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on Episode 249 and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/06/2052m 32s

Ep. 248 The best drink is the one you enjoy

Bottoms up, Awesomes! This week, we're taking you down the aisles of the liquor store to help you feel more confident in picking just the right bottle of spirits! Join Meg and her husband Kyle as they talk about the history of alcohol, how wine and beer are different from liquor and how they are the same, and they give their picks and recommendations to take to the store with you. Even if you don't drink, this list will give you tons of ideas for buying gifts for the connoisseur in your life! All of that plus a thought-provoking book and a royal listen in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Bombas:  Visit bombas.com/awesome and save 20% off your first purchaseLinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.The Coddling of the American MindNoble BloodVisit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/06/2052m 44s

Revisiting How to Chat with Your Girlfriends About Race

In March 2018, Meg got to visit with race educator Krystle Cobran about how to have conversations with your friends about race. Her words and wisdom are more timely than ever, and we wanted to revisit it with you this week. Krystle's expertise is in creating conversations invite connection and understanding, and you can discover more of her work for individuals or for corporate settings at krystlecobran.comOther recommended listening:Getting Started as a White Ally with Anna Hithersay at Currently Reading68 Hometown: A conversation about race with LaToyia Brown, Monica Pickens, and Danielle Williams at 10 Things To Tell YouBias series at Smartest Person in the RoomSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/06/2052m 7s

Ep. 247 Awesome Summer List: 2020

We know that our Awesomes are smart, strong, and social, and we know you are exhausted right now, too. Between managing life upheaval in quarantine to listening, learning, and advocating for justice and change, our world feels extremely not awesome right now. But we want to remain true to what our mission has been from the beginnning - helping you find the awesome in the everyday. So when you are ready to take a break, we want to hang out with you! Let's talk about what we have to look forward to in summer 2020!Billie: to get your starter kit for only $9, go to mybillie.com/awesomeLegacy Box: Go to legacybox.com/AWESOME to get 40% off your first orderRebekah’s AotW: The Original Makeup EraserMeg’s AotW: Mockingbird History Lessons on PatreonRebekah’s Summer List:Holipick Women Tankini Swimsuit with BoyshortsHomemade Jam: What is the Difference Between Cooked Jam and Freezer Jam? On The Island by Tracy Garvis GravesDollar Tree Foot Scrubber24 Hour Challenge for Kids: Rebekah's Instagram StoriesMeg’s Summer List: Hello Curls by NoughtySparkling red wineThe Wedding Date series by Jasmine GuilloryParty of TwoOgoSport Copter DartsThe Honeypot CompanyYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/06/2054m 13s

Ep. 246 Every thorn has its rose (a group show!)

Our planet is just over two months into pandemic, quarantine, and all the very un-awesome things that have happened since, and we are all doing our best to make it through these chaotic times. This week, Meg is joined by both Kelly and Rebekah, and together they explore both the unexpected roses that have appeared in their lives during this time as well as the thorns that continue to be prickly. Join them for that conversation along with a fun TV show that you can recreate at home, a delicious recipe, and an app for meditative prayer in Awesome of the Week!Click here for complete show notes for episode 246!Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google PlayBombas:  Visit bombas.com/awesome and save 20% off your first purchaseFirst Leaf: For six bottles of wine at $29.95 and free shipping, go to tryfirstleaf.com/awesomeMagic Spoon: Go to magicspoon.com/AWESOME to grab a variety pack. Enter promo code AWESOME for free shipping.True Botanicals: Get 15% off your first purchase at truebotanicals.com/awesomeVisit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/05/201h 9m

Ep. 245 Good splurge/bad splurge

When was the last time you had a case of full-blown sticker shock? Was that high price tag worth it? This week, Meg and Kelly get together to compare notes on the things they've purchased that were worth every single penny, as well as the items that were big bummers. From the kitchen to the closet and lots of things in-between, they share what splurges were worth it and which ones weren't! Plus drastic social media measures and a fun Netflix binge for YA lovers everywhere in Awesome of the Week!Feeling super? This is the week to make it official! Come join the Super Star Awesomes!Find show notes for episode 245 hereVisit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/05/201h 1m

Ep. 244 Dinner with the stars

If you're like us, you are watching a lot more television these days. And if you are also like us, you might be getting nostalgic for some of your all-time favorite characters, the ones you love so much, you'd want to invite them to a dinner party. This week, Meg and her sister Emily reveal who would land an invite for a party like that, and we want to hear who makes your list, too! All of that plus some great reads in Awesome of the Week! Find all of our link's in this week's show notes.Come join us as a Super Star AwesomeRevolution Math: Sign up for a 30 day trial of this INCREDIBLE math-at-home program for just $1! Go to revolutionmath.com and use code AWESOME1 at checkoutHoney: Get Honey for free at JoinHoney.com/AwesomeVisit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/05/2053m 35s

SA+ offseason 002 – all day PLAYIN’ with it

New microphone in use!; Today is a day; all day playin’ with it; a one web browser kind of man; mediating a contract negation, as a professional hobbyist; reddit inspired - stories of things that can’t be explained Get access to ALL Sorta Awesome Plus content at patreon.com/sortaawesomeFind Sorta Awesome on FB at facebook.com/sortaawesomeand on IG @sortaawesomeshowSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/05/2030m 42s

Ep. 243 So EMBARRASSING. Hear our confessions!

You know what we haven't done in a hot minute? Shared our confessions with the Awesomes! Tune in this week to hear Meg and Rebekah spill some truly cringe-worthy moments and questionable choices. Plus two binge-worthy watches in Awesome of the Week! Find a complete list of show notes here: Episode 243Become a Super Star Awesome when you join our Patreon community! Thank you, Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google PlayYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/05/2057m 39s

Ep. 242 10 ways to be smart, strong, and social right now!

Hey Awesome! For over five years, we’ve been hopelessly devoted to YOU, and to helping you be smart, strong, and social in so many ways. Even during the troubled times of this pandemic, we want to encourage you each step of the way. Tune in this week to hear Meg and Kelly share ten ideas they have about how to keep on keepin’ on with being smart, strong, and social right now! Plus aliens and PUPPY LOVE in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Billie: for your $9 starter kit, go to mybillie.com/awesomeMagic Spoon: Go to magicspoon.com/AWESOME to grab a variety pack. Enter promo code AWESOME for free shipping.Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Meg’s AotW: Strange Arrivals podcastNPR’s Up FirstCoronavirus DailyThe AtlanticBrene Brown’s new podcast Unlocking UsKate Bowler 10 Things To Tell You: Anxiety Always Makes Sense with Dr. BeckySTRONGER:Chelle's Invicible Warrior Goddess playlist on SpotifyMORE SOCIAL:Netflix Party or MetastreamYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her Twitter and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/04/2056m 44s

SA+ 010 Dog food DELIGHT!!!

Stella-Roby and Francie-Pants; Meg fat shames Francie; dog food is good and good for you; pretentious food for everyone!; Kyle isn’t tough; dear diary; fromm, fromage, braum’s; Intro and outro song – DJ Quads - MillionaireNew episodes of Sorta Awesome + released DAILY on video and podcast for our Super Star Awesomes! Sign up at patreon.com/sortaawesomeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/04/2017m 10s

SA+ 004 Welcome to Wal-mart, DRAMA QUEEN!!!

This is episode 004 of Sorta Awesome PLUS! To get access to every episode in this daily series (both video and audio), come join us as a Super Star on Patreon!In this episode: apocalyptic shopping spree; Quara Ntine; nightmares of the socially irresponsible; DRAMA QUEEN; Kyle's first slip into his redneck side (send bail money); David Koresh's brother, Adam; Meg reveals Kyle's past as a single-client gigolo; Tom Jones fangirl/boy; Meg is not a pigSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/04/2017m 42s

Ep. 241 Extra! Extra! Awesome news!

Hey Awesomes! Can you believe that this month Sorta Awesome is celebrating FIVE YEARS of bringing you all the awesome you need to know every Friday morning? This week, Meg shares with you a new addition to the Sorta Awesome you’ve loved for so long, and she grabbed her husband Kyle to help explain what they’ve been working on. All of that plus some Netflix goodness and a must-listen podcast episode for fans of Schitt’s Creek!It's the BEST TIME to come join us as a Super Star Awesome. Click over to Patreon to find out how!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Billie: to get your Billie starter pack for $9 and FREE SHIPPING, go to mybillie.com/awesomeThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Ozark on NetflixMolly’s Game on NetflixConan O’Brien Needs A Friend Podcast: Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara episodeYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/04/2045m 2s

Ep. 240 How are you doing? (No. Really.)

Hey, friend. How are you doing? Let’s talk. Lots of us are on a roller coaster of emotion right now as we navigate the New Normal of life under quarantine. This week, Meg is joined by both Kelly and Rebekah, and they want to invite each of you to process all of this together. Whether you are tapping into new levels of productivity or struggling to get off the couch, whatever you are experiencing, know that it’s okay! We talk about all of that plus that kooky Tiger King Joe Exotic, digital fun for your whole family, and a playlist for this moment in time in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:#PostforPencils Support school kids across the country by sharing posts with #PostforPencils on social media! Kids In Need Foundation in partnership with BIC will put pencils in the hands of kids who need them most! For more info, check out kinf.org/postforpencilsHoney: Get Honey for free at JoinHoney.com/AwesomeLinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Meg’s AotW: Chelle's Invicible Warrior Goddess playlist on SpotifyKelly’s AotW: Jackbox.TVRebekah’s AotW: Tiger King on NetflixYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her Twitter and Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/04/201h 0m

Ep. 239 Quarantine vs. your personality type

Check in, Awesome. How are you doing in life under quarantine? Some of us have relaxed into the solitude of social distancing and found a new normal, while others of us are climbing the walls with lack of interaction with the outside world. In this week’s episode, Meg and Rebekah discuss how your Myers Briggs type might explain the specific kinds of reactions you may be having to the stress of our lives right now, and more importantly, they share what adjustments to make to feel a little bit better. All of that plus a between colorings fix for your hair and an anxiety game changer in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Grove: Go to Grove.co/AWESOME and receive a free five piece cleaning set. Plus, get free shipping and a free 60-day VIP trial.ThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/AWESOME to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchaseBillie: for 10% off of your new favorite razor, go to mybillie.com/awesomeThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Meg’s AotW: 10 Things to Tell You: Anxiety Always Makes SenseRebekah’s AotW: L'Oreal Paris Magic Root Precision Temporary Gray Hair Color Concealer BrushL'Oreal Paris Root Cover Up Temporary Gray Concealer Spray16personalities.comIntrovert, Dear: Introverts, how to survive social isolation when you live with an extrovertYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/04/2053m 50s

Ep. 238 Why didn't they tell me?!

Awesomes, the older we get, the more ways we realize we were #unprepared for this life! In this week’s episode, Meg and Kelly talk about the things that no one ever told them, and they share some insights from the Awesomes, too! Tune in to hear them cover everything topics like student loan debt, breastfeeding secrets, newlywed advice for the bedroom and so much more. Plus activities to enjoy when you’re stuck at home and a sweet romance novel with just a dash of spice in Awesome of the Week!Support Sorta Awesome on Patreon!COME JOIN THE SUDDENLY (AWESOME) HOMESCHOOLING COMMUNITY!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Legacy Box: Go to legacybox.com/AWESOME to get 40% off your first orderBetabrand: For 20% off your first order, go to betabrand.com/awesomeEveryPlate: Get three weeks of EveryPlate meals for only 2.99 per meal by going to EveryPlate.com and entering code awesome3Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Meg’s AotW: Love Lettering, Kate Claybornfollow @leighkramer on Instagram!Kelly’s AotW: Buffalo Games Puzzles on AmazonPixels & Pizza (1000 pieces)Frosty Treats (300 pieces)Delightful Donuts (300 pieces)https://amzn.to/2TvDsKn (edited) You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her Twitter and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/03/201h 5m

Ep. 237 10 things to look forward to in Spring 2020

Spring 2020 is shaping up to be far different than anything anyone could have expected. We are, as a global community, just beginning to feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. At Sorta Awesome, we know it's a struggle to find anything to be joyful about right now. But we believe that humankind can survive in the darkest of moments when we are able to find something we can look forward to.In light of this, we do have an awesome list for Spring 2020, but Meg and her sister Emily adapted it to make sure each item on the list represents something that can be enjoyed even if many of us are living in isolation for the time being. Tune in to hear them talk beauty products, Eastertide, sunscreen, an oral history of The Office, and more.Plus a shared YouTube favorite and free fashion inspiration for all in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:First Leaf: For six bottles of wine at $29.95 and free shipping, go to tryfirstleaf.com/awesomeMagic Spoon: Go to magicspoon.com/AWESOME to grab a variety pack. Enter promo code AWESOME for free shipping.LinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.Thrive Causemetics: Go to thrivecausemetics.com/AWESOME and use code awesome for 15% off your first purchaseTrue Botanicals: Get 15% off your first purchase at truebotanicals.com/awesomeThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!SHOW NOTES:Emily’s AotW: DFB Guide on YouTubeMeg’s AotW: Female Fashion Advice on RedditHerb growing kitElf quad paletteDaily art appMorning moisturizerAllure beauty box subscription Get two free gifts when you sign up with Sorta Awesome's affiliate linkThe Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History: Nathaniel Rateliff album And It's Still Alright Single: And It's Still AlrightDance it out on YouTube:18 Dance workouts you can do at homeZumba for BeginnersCaribbean Dance WorkoutEastertide: 50 Ways to Celebrate the 50 days of Easter with your kidsMartha Stewart Spring Cleaning GuideFor Coronavirus mental health resourcesYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Emily on Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/03/2049m 45s

Ep. 236 TikTok, Big Yikes, and Teen Culture

Okay friends, raise your hand if you know what a TikTok is. Do you know why anyone would want to TikTok? Do you know why Meg and Rebekah are suddenly obsessed with it? This week’s episode is a fun deep dive into teen culture by way of TikTok, meme culture, and a quiz on the slang kids use these days! All of that plus a Netflix binge and an epic podcast ep in Awesome of the Week!READY TO BECOME A SUPER STAR? FIND OUT HOW HERE!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Honey: Get Honey for free at JoinHoney.com/AwesomeGrove: Go to Grove.co/AWESOME and receive a free five piece sustainable swaps set. Plus, get free shipping and a free 60-day VIP trial.Bombas:  Visit bombas.com/awesome and save 20% off your first purchasePeopleTV: Get recaps, highlights, interviews, and more for your favorite reality shows! Check out Reality Check at peopletv.com/reality-checkQuip: Go to Getquip.com/AWESOME and get your first refill freeThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Rebekah’s AotW: Netflix’s Love is BlindMeg’s AotW: Ep 158 of Reply All The Case of the Missing HitThe History of Tik TokWhat the Heck Does ‘Wig’ Mean These Days?TikTok suggested follows:@TheRealRahulRai@Brittany_broskiOther TikTokers Mentioned:@GlitterandLazers@DreaKnowsBest@Srazzi@CharlidamelioRebekah Quizzing Nate on Slang - https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17927546635272854/You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/03/201h 3m

Ep. 235 Overcoming Analysis Paralysis

Quick show of hands, Awesomes - have you ever been a victim of overthinking? One of the symptoms of overthinking is analysis paralysis which is very NOT awesome. But this week, Meg is bringing back a favorite to Sorta Awesome - Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy and What Should I Read Next podcast! Anne has a brand new book out that helps readers overcome overthinking patterns, and today, she and Meg talk specifically about how to overcome analysis paralysis. All of that plus a fun, fancy pen and a tasty Trader Joe’s treat in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Lola: Go to mylola.com and enter code awesome30 for 30% off your first subscriptionThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/AWESOME to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchaseBetabrand: For 20% off your first order, go to betabrand.com/awesomePeopleTV: Get recaps, highlights, interviews, and more for your favorite reality shows! Check out Reality Check at peopletv.com/reality-checkThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!SHOW NOTES:Clean Color Dot PenTrader Joe's Chili Onion CrunchLao Gan MaDon’t Overthink It! Anne BogelFind Anne on her blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/03/2043m 30s

Ep. 234 Go-to recipes and foodie memories

Awesomes, as we all know, sometimes you just need the comfort of good, familiar food. At Sorta Awesome, we've had one of those weeks that derailed all of our plans and left us craving a simpler time! We found just what we were looking for in a classic episode from 2015 featuring Meg and Kelly talking all about favorite foods. Tune in to hear a brand new conversation opener with their current Awesomes of the Week, and hear Kelly explain how she broke the internet when she took down her recipe archives (and where you can find it now!). And then enjoy a timeless conversation that reveals the origin story of the BBQ tuna disaster and other kitchen secrets!True Botanicals: Luxury quality non-toxic skin and body care! Get 15% off your first order at truebotanicals.com/awesomeUndercover Tourist: Visit undercovertourist.com/AWESOME for an additional discount off of theme park tickets and more!Chicken Wonton Soup at Damn DeliciousOpen Book, Jessica SimpsonFind Kelly's recipes hereSHOW NOTES to Ep. 27 Here, taste this!Recipe similar to Meg's bierocks recipeMeg’s secret to stovetop popcorn: In a pot with a lid, melt 1 T. coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add ½ c. popcorn. Put lid on pot, shake kernels so they are coated with coconut oil. Keep lid on as corn pops, occasionally shaking pot to keep bottom kernels from scorching. When popping slows to 3 seconds between pops, remove pot from heat, pour popcorn into bowl. Pour over ½ c. melted butter. Sprinkle with sea salt. Toss and enjoy!Find Kelly on her Twitter and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/02/201h 11m

Ep. 233 Something Bad Happened, Vol. 3

Needing something to take your mind off of the winter blues? This week, Meg is joined by her sister Emily and they have another volume of Something Bad Happened! The next installment in this not-too-scary series features two missing persons cases that leave some big question marks at the end. What did Brianna Maitland see out of a storefront window on the day she disappeared? What does law enforcement know that would lead them to list Bryce Lapsisa’s whereabouts as “voluntarily missing?” Tune in to hear these stories, plus a great read and cozy jammies in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Legacy Box: Go to legacybox.com/AWESOME to get 40% off your first orderGrove: Go to Grove.co/AWESOME and receive a free five piece cleaning set. Plus, get free shipping and a free 60-day VIP trial.Betabrand: For 20% off your first order, go to betabrand.com/awesomeThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Maybe You Should Talk To Someone, Lori GottliebStars Above pajamasAnd that’s why we drinkSinisterhoodCrime JunkieYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Emily on Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/02/201h 1m

Ep. 232 What we're watching right now

Well Awesomes, it’s been a long, yucky season of sickness for Meg and Rebekah this year. But one awesome thing to come out of all the coughing, sniffling, and even a hospital stay is that they both have had a LOT of time to catch up on all the television and movies they’ve been meaning to get to, and this week, they are here to tell you what’s good in watching right now! Find out which once-favorite series has been a bummer lately, which celebrity behind-the-scenes documentary is worth your time, and who they think will win the heart of The Bachelor this year. All of that plus an app to help you make sense of your cycle and a true crime podcast series that will get you hooked from episode one in Awesome of the Week!Get access to hours and hours of exclusive and ad-free episodes when you become a Super Star Awesome!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Honey: Save money when you shop online! Get Honey for free at JoinHoney.com/AwesomeThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/AWESOME to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchaseFirst Leaf: For six bottles of wine at $29.95 and free shipping, go to tryfirstleaf.com/awesomeKopari: Go to koparibeauty.com/awesome to get 15% off their CBD product line!Quip: Go to Getquip.com/AWESOME and get your first refill freeThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Rebekah’s AotW: Hormonology appMeg’s AotW: Your Own Backyard podcastYounger (Season 6) - TV Land & HuluYOU (Season 2) - Netflix(YOU Second Season Twist)The Circle - NetflixTroop ZeroCheer - NetflixThe Bachelor - ABC & Hulu You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/02/201h 3m

Ep. 231 Document your life (and yourself!)

We know you are out there being THE AWESOME in the world, but how much of your awesome life - and your awesome self! - are you taking the time to document? This week, Meg is joined by her dear friend and Awesome Jen Campbell who has some great inspiration to do a better job of documenting your life. She’s got tips, tricks, mindset shifts, and everything you need to make 2020 the year that you feel great about capturing your life and yourself! All of that plus two great things to watch in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Magic Spoon: Go to magicspoon.com/AWESOME to grab a variety pack. Enter promo code AWESOME for free shipping.Imperfect Foods: Go to imperfectfoods.com/Awesome through February 16 to get $10 off your next four orders. Enter AWESOME at checkout.Bombas:  Visit bombas.com/awesome and save 20% off your first purchase!Undercover Tourist: Visit undercovertourist.com/AWESOME for an additional discount off of theme park tickets and more!Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Dr. Oakley, Yukon VetNext in FashionAli Edwards Ali Edwards IGDay One AppYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Jen on Instagram or in the Sorta Awesome Hangout!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/02/2054m 27s

Ep. 230 What we're learning and loving (with Kelly and Laura!)

Get excited, Awesomes! While Meg was out sick, Kelly called up Sorta Awesome alumna and creator/host of 10 Things To Tell You Laura Tremaine, and the two of them are here to tell you what they are learning and loving right now! You are going to love hearing about everything from little life lessons to what’s good in pop culture to what all Laura is up to these days. Happy listening, friends!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Grove: Go to Grove.co/AWESOME and receive a free sustainable swaps set. Plus, get free shipping and a free 60-day VIP trial.Betabrand: For 20% off your first order, go to betabrand.com/awesomeBlinkist: Visit Blinkest.com/SORTA to try it free for 7 days and save 25% off your new subscriptionFabFitFun: Use code SORTAAWESOME to get $10 off your first box at www.fabfitfun.comLinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Yoga with Adrienne 2020 30 Day Yoga Journey 10 Things to Tell You podcast - Episode 42: Have you Lost Your Style (A Conversation with Amber Haines) Schitt's CreekJokerOp-ed by Martin Scorsese: Marvel Movies aren't CinemaFind Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Find Laura at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Check out her blog 10 Things To Tell You and find the podcast 10 Things To Tell You wherever you listen to podcasts!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/01/2058m 53s

Ep. 229 Sorta Awesome HALL OF FAME!

For nearly five years, Sorta Awesome has been changing lives in big and small ways - including the lives of Meg, Rebekah, and Kelly! This week, tune in to hear Meg and Rebekah tell what moments from Sorta Awesome they would put in the Sorta Awesome Hall of Fame, plus tons of suggestions from the Awesomes, too! All of that plus a page-turning novel and a highly-bingeable docuseries from Netflix in Awesome of the Week!This is the year for YOU to take Awesome to a whole new level! Come be a Super Star!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Magic Spoon: Go to magicspoon.com/AWESOME to grab a variety pack. Enter promo code AWESOME for free shipping.Blinkist: Visit Blinkest.com/SORTA to try it free for 7 days and save 25% off your new subscriptionImperfect Foods: Go to imperfectfoods.com/Awesome through February 16 to get $10 off your next four orders. Enter AWESOME at checkout.Kopari: Check out Kopari’s brand new line of CBD body care products! Save 15% off of ALL CBD products at koparibeauty.com/awesomeThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!SHOW NOTES:Meg’s AotW: Cheer from NetflixRebekah’s AotW: The FlatshareFOOD:Kelly’s Salsa Chicken (Sorta Awesome Ep. 117)Salted Oatmeal Cookies (Sorta Awesome Ep. 200)PRODUCT RECS:Bullet Journal (Sorta Awesome Ep. 10)Treblab Earbuds (Sorta Awesome Ep. 148)Face shaving (Sorta Awesome Ep. 26)LIFE HACKS:Talking to kids about sex (Sorta Awesome Ep. 99)3 Ds of Survival Mode (Sorta Awesome Ep. 05)PPD (Sorta Awesome Ep. 90)FUNNY:Uniboob (Sorta Awesome Ep. 56)BBQ Tuna (Sorta Awesome Ep. 27)You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/01/2054m 8s

Ep. 228 Your best mornings yet!

Whether mornings make you shine or if they make you hide your head under the covers, we could all use some inspiration to make mornings a little more awesome! This week, join Meg and Kelly as they talk through five ways to have the best mornings yet. All of that plus a gentle way to wake up and fantastic new fiction in Awesome of the Week!START THE NEW YEAR AS A SUPER STAR! Come join the Sorta Awesome Patreon community! Ad-free episodes, bonus conversations, private Facebook group, and more!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Legacy Box: Go to legacybox.com/AWESOME to get 40% off your first orderThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/AWESOME to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchaseFirst Leaf: For six bottles of wine at $29.95 and free shipping, go to tryfirstleaf.com/awesomeHoney: Get Honey for free at JoinHoney.com/AwesomeThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Kelly's AotW: L.L. Bean's Moonbeam Alarm ClockMeg’s AotW: Such a Fun AgeFor further listening:Meg and Kelly also talked about mornings on Episode 159 Productivity guru Laura Vanderkam also talked about morning routines on an Extra Awesome in 2016You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/01/2051m 28s

Ep. 227 Three simple steps to an AWESOME 2020

It is 2020 and Sorta Awesome is BACK! Hi, Awesomes - we’ve missed you! And this time of year, it’s hard to miss all the hype around restructuring your life in the new year. Sometimes it can be a little overwhelming. This week, Meg is joined by her sister to talk about how to make small changes in a very non-overwhelming way - by focusing on three simple steps. All of that plus a fun way to take off makeup and a wintery perfume in Awesome of the Week!CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD MEG’S PRINTABLE WORKSHEETTHANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Grove: Go to Grove.co/AWESOME and receive a free five piece cleaning set. Plus, get free shipping and a free 60-day VIP trial.Betabrand: For 20% off your first order, go to betabrand.com/awesomeMagic Spoon: Go to magicspoon.com/AWESOME to grab a variety pack. Enter promo code AWESOME for free shipping.Lola: Go to mylola.com and enter code awesome30 for 30% off your first subscriptionThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Meg AotW: Soltice Scents in Snowmint MallowEmily’s AotW: MakeUp EraserStartUp PodcastYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Emily on Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/01/2050m 41s

Ep. 226 All of the Awesome of 2019!

Grab a glass of champagne and a plateful of party food, Awesomes! It’s time for our annual year-end look back on the year. This year brought a lot of awesome to our lives, and we are excited to share it with you! Tune in to hear Meg, Kelly, and Rebekah reflect back on favorites from the year, and do some looking forward to the year ahead!Take a few minutes to take our Awesome survey and enter to win an Amazon gift card!Need to complete your end of year giving? Don't forget to take a moment to fund our VERY Awesome teachers through GiftATeacher.org! Pari Omidbakhsh Lucia Deus Matt BickersTHANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Boll & Branch Get fifty dollars off at bollandbranch.com , promo code AWESOMELinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Awesomes of the Year:Kelly: The Big One (featured on Sorta Awesome Ep 193) AND Joia CocktailsRebekah: Sorta Awesome Ep 192 - Heartbreak, doubt, and finding faith through the stormsKelly's Food of the Year:Blood orange chocolate chip ricotta OR lemon ricotta (Trader Joe's)Chocolate peanut butter mocchi (Trader Joe's)Super Sour Scandinavian Swimmers (Trader Joe's)Chocolate peppermint loaf (Trader Joe's)candles at Trader Joe'schili lime cashews (Aldi)bite-sized spicy salami (Aldi)street taco meal kit (Costco)Kelly's Transformative Reads:Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle, Emily and Amelia NagoskiLiving a chronic life in a fix-it-now world by Kate BowlerWhat are we teaching boys when we discourage them from reading books about girls? Rebekah’s Favorites of the Year:The Big One Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda HolmesThe Beautiful World of Jeffree Star by Shane Dawson (If you decide to watch the series, it may be helpful to watch the first series Shane did with Jeffree for some context. You can find the first video in that series here)You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/12/191h 8m

Ep. 225 Confessions: Holiday Edition!

We're in the home stretch now, Awesomes! December is drawing to an end and with it, the holidays, the year, and a decade. Let's hang out, lighten up, and tell a few stories to bring some silliness to these too-short December days. Join Meg, Kelly, and Rebekah in a new confessions episode - holiday edition! Plus you'll discover a podcast binge, an incredible app, and a game-changer lip product in Awesome of the Week!Take a few minutes to take our Awesome survey and enter to win an Amazon gift card!Need to complete your end of year giving? Don't forget to take a moment to fund our VERY Awesome teachers through GiftATeacher.org! Pari Omidbakhsh Lucia Deus Matt BickersTHANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:First Leaf: For six bottles of wine and get free shipping at tryfirstleaf.com/awesome Quip: Save on gift sets and get your first refill FREE with a refill plan at getquip.com/awesome Wantable: Let Wantable help you refresh your closet! Get $25 off your first Edit at wantable.com/awesome Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Rebekah's AotW: The Habitat Kelly's AotW: Toontastic creative storytelling appMeg’s AotW: Bite Beauty Agave+ Daytime Lip Balm You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/12/191h 2m

Ep. 224 Favorite holiday traditions: yours & ours

Fix up a hot cocoa and snuggle up by the fire with us, Awesomes! This week, we’re doing a deep dive into favorite holiday traditions! Meg is joined by Rebekah, and they share some traditions old and new that make the holidays memorable for their families. Then they share some of the best holiday traditions shared with us by YOU, the Awesome community! All of that plus practical charging solutions and a handy app for selling your stuff in Awesome of the Week!COME TAKE A SURVEY and enter to win an Amazon gift card! Please AND thank you!!These GIFTATEACHER.ORG teachers are counting on your support for next semester!Pari OmidbakhshLucia DeusMatt BickersTHANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Rothys: Go to rothys.com/awesome to check out the latest stylesBombas:  Save 20% by visiting bombas.com/awesome and enter the offer AWESOME in the checkout code spaceBillie: for 10% off of your new favorite razor, go to mybillie.com/awesomeKopari: Go to koparibeauty.com/awesome and see how you can save $5 off your first orderLegacy Box: Go to legacybox.com/AWESOME to get 60% off your first orderThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Rebekah's AotW: POWRUI Outlet Extender with USB ports Meg’s AotW: Mercari appRebekah's Favorite Christmas Books: Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones Who is Coming to Our House? by Joseph Slate & Ashely Wolff Mrs. Wishy Washy’s Christmas by Joy Cowley 15+ Best Nativity Picture Books for KidsCommunity Appreciation Gifts: 5 Easy, Clever, and Cheap Neighbor Gift Ideas 5 More Easy, Clever, and Cheap Neighbor Gift Ideas How to Gift Redbox Codes You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/12/191h 6m

Ep. 223 Seven kinds of self-care for the holidays

Happy December, Awesomes! You know that we preach the message of practicing self-care year ‘round, but we think it’s especially important during the often chaotic season of the holidays. This week, Meg is joined by Kelly, and they have a list of seven kinds of self-care to practice to keep yourself healthy and sane during the weeks ahead. Plus, a very touching Awesome of the Week (followed by a sensory relief for the bathroom!). GIFTATEACHER.ORG Teachers:Pari OmidbakhshLucia DeusMatt BickersAmanda JohnsonTHANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:ThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/AWESOME to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchaseLola: Go to mylola.com and enter code awesome30 at checkout for 30% off your subscriptionGrove: Go to Grove.co/AWESOME and receive a free sustainable swaps set with your first orderLinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Kelly's Awesome of the Week: Kindness - pay it forward. (This is the pet ornament Awesome Liz sent her in honor of her dog Sami, if you'd like to see it or you know someone else who might like one.) Meg: Trader Joe’s Super Lemon SpritzMentioned on the show:The 7 Types of Rest You Need to Actually Feel RechargedThis is What ‘Self-Care’ REALLY Means, Because It’s Not All Salt Baths and Chocolate CakeSorta Awesome Ep. 162: Self-Care, Self- Comfort, What’s Healthy, What’s NotAdvent resources:Field Notes by Sarah BesseyCCCA Bible Project 2019For further reading:The Importance of Self-Care During the Holidays5 Tips for Self-Care During the HolidaysYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/12/191h 5m

Ep. 222 AWESOME Holiday Gift Guide 2019!

It’s here, Awesomes! Our annual guide to all the best gifts in our Sorta Awesome Holiday Gift Guide 2019! Join Meg, Kelly, and Rebekah as they help you shop for the men in your life, those white elephant gift exchanges, and the people in your life who have everything. Plus stocking stuffers for all!Sorta Awesome’s Amazon shop!https://www.amazon.com/shop/sortaawesomeTHANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Kids in Need Foundation invites you to Gift a TeacherLegacy Box: for a LIMITED TIME, go to legacybox.com/AWESOME to get 60% off your first orderBoll & Branch CPA: Get fifty dollars off at BollandBranch.com, use promo code AWESOMEThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:White Elephant/Gift ExchangesNice:Cravings by Chrissy Teigen 7" My Go To Serrated Santoku KnifeShower Notes Naughty:Charmin Super Roll Yodeling Pickle Bob Ross Color Changing Mug Moonlight Makers Kitchen Towels:Oh Kale No Every Now and Then I Fall Apart Sweet Dreams Are Made of Cheese Stocking Stuffers for Kids:Head lamps Light Saber Toothbrushes Plus Plus Construction Toy Mini Tubes Canary Cardboard Knife Out of the Box: 25 Cardboard Engineering Projects for Makers Magic Milk Straws Blacklight Tape Blacklight Flashlight Chatbooks - (SIMPLYREBEKAH-X2JH for $10 your first order)Gifts for Men:Yeti lowballbeer advent calendarroot beer of the monthwhiskey stonesWireless charging padRecord player and favorite vinylCamping hammockSmart Wool sweaterBombasLyndale t-shirts at TargetWhoven t-shirt subscriptionemergency tool kitt-shirt blanketbackyard heaterStocking Stuffers:Food - sugary cereal - your own pint of ice creamBeauty boxes at Targetcampfire startersmagnets from tripsThose who have everything:Sustainable Smoked SalmonTucson TamalesMaytag Dairy FarmsPennsylvania Macaroni CoFancy umbrella C3 Custom CoolerLuminAID LanternsTine's Watercolor PetsHandwritten SentimentStocking stuffers: grown-upsIce roller for faceScratch off ticketsChristmas beer cans for beer-themed stockingBlue light blocking glassesYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/11/191h 5m

Ep. 221 Thanksgiving: then and now

The table is all set, Awesomes, and you are invited! So pull up a chair and listen as Meg and her sister and show regular Emily Harris tell you all about Thanksgiving when they were growing up, and what new spins they have put on old traditions, especially when it comes to food and recipes! All of that plus they each have a podcast recommendation for you in Awesome of the Week!Become a Sorta Awesome Super Star! Sorta Awesome’s Amazon shop:https://www.amazon.com/shop/sortaawesomeTHANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Ancient Nutrition: for $10 off of your order go to ancientnutrition.com and use promo code AWESOMEBillie: for 10% off of your new favorite razor, go to mybillie.com/awesomeFabFitFun: Use code SORTAAWESOME to get $10 off your first box at www.fabfitfun.comWander Beauty: Get 20% off your purchase at wanderbeauty.com/AWESOMEThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Emily AotW: Last Podcast on the LeftMeg’s AotW: Dolly Parton’s AmericaThe Sporkful episodeRecipes:Traditional Sweet Potato CasseroleSpiced Percolator PunchChristmas Salad1 package of mini marshmallows, divided2 T butter4 eggs, beaten1 T sugar2 T apple cider vinegr1/4 c. milk1/2 t. salt1 c. whipping cream, whipped2 C red grapes, halved2 small cans mandarin oranges, drained1 small can crushed pineapplelarge jar maraschino cherries, drained, halvedEmily's mashed potato casserole4-5 lbs of russet potatoes1 stick of butter1 package of cream cheese8-12 oz of sour creamseasoned salt one big block of cheddar cheese, shreddedabout 1 cup of starchy potato water from potatoes1-1.5 cups of heavy cream1 egg beaten1 pkg of dry ranch dressing mixBoil the potatoes with about a tablespoon of salt. Save a cup of water before draining. Add the stick of butter and mash with a hand masher. Add softened cream cheese and mix. Add about half of the starchy water to fluff up the potatoes. Heat the sour cream and the heavy cream to keep it from making the potatoes too pasty. Slowly add in the heavy cream until you get a thick soup consistency. Add 1 tablespoon ranch dressing mix and taste. Add more salt or ranch dressing if needed/desired. Add in the beaten egg by tempering it first. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes to an hour. During the last 15 minutes add shredded cheese to the top and continue cooking. Melt butter in top of double boiler.  Add combined egg, sugar, vinegar, milk and salt.  Cook over gently boiling water 2 min, stirring constantly. vAdd 2/3 of the marshmallows, sitr & beat 6-10 min til melted. Cool to room temp. Fold in whipped cream, fruit & remaining marshmallows. Refrigerate; mixture will setYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Emily on Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/11/1959m 37s

Ep. 220 How to be awesome with holiday giving

We all know that one way to be an Awesome is to be generous with giving to others, and the holidays are filled with ways to practice generosity! But sometimes giving to others can get a little messy, no matter how good our intentions may be. This week. Meg is joined by Rebekah and her husband Nate who returns to Sorta Awesome to give us some fresh perspectives on having the right mindset when it comes to giving to those in need at the holidays. As the executive director of a homeless shelter, Nate has seen it all when it comes to the responses of both the givers and the recipients of gifts at the holidays, and his wisdom and experience are so valuable. Then Meg shares some Dos and Don’ts to keep in mind when it comes to giving internationally. All of that plus a cute party dress, junk food on YouTube, and feeling strong as a mom in Awesome of the Week!Sorta Awesome’s Amazon shop!https://www.amazon.com/shop/sortaawesomeTHANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Rothys: Go to rothys.com/awesome to check out the latest stylesThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/AWESOME to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchaseFirst Leaf: For six bottles of wine at $29.95 and free shipping, go to tryfirstleaf.com/awesomeBombas: Save 20% by visiting bombas.com/awesome and enter the offer AWESOME in the checkout code spaceKopari: Go to koparibeauty.com/awesome and see how you can save $5 off your first orderLegacy Box: Go to legacybox.com/AWESOME to get 40% off your first orderThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!SHOW NOTES:Rebekah's AotW - Oxiuly Party Swing Dress https://amzn.to/2oTS7mmNate's AotW - One Bite Pizza Reviews Meg’s AotW - MommaStrongSorta Awesome Ep. 59 Crushing misconceptions about homelessness with Nate HofferMeg’s series on Lebanon and the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Part 1, 2, and 313 Things I Want American Christians To Know About The Stuff You Give Poor Kids by Awesome Rachel Pieh JonesWorld VisiionHeifer.orgcharity :: waterYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/11/191h 10m

Ep. 219 Invisible labor: let's talk about it

Mental load. Emotional labor. Invisible work. You’ve heard these terms and how they describe a sometimes un-awesome part of life - the work that many women do to keep everything running in homes, families, and in the workplace. This week, Meg and Kelly are talking about the bigger concept of “invisible labor” - defining what it is AND talking you through some ways to feel empowered to do something about it! Plus comforting cold weather food and a cute top for nursing moms in Awesome of the Week!Sorta Awesome’s Amazon shop!https://www.amazon.com/shop/sortaawesomeTHANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Lola: Go to mylola.com and enter code awesome30 at checkout for 30% off your subscriptionGrove: Go to Grove.co/AWESOME to get your FREE Sustainable Swaps set!LinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.Kiwi Co: Go to kiwico.com/AWESOME for your first month free!Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Meg AotW: Latched Mama nursing pullover: Kelly’s AotW: Grilled cheese and tomato soup: How to get this classic combo just rightListen to ‘Dear Sugars’: The Invisible Work (Most) Women Do — With Gemma HartleyArticles:This is Why Your Wife is Stressed Out (Spoiler Alert: It Might Be You)The Advice Therapists Give When One Spouse Does All the Emotional LaborI Created a System to Make Sure My Husband and I Divide Household Duties Fairly. Here’s How it Works.Lucky Orange Pants Facebook essay on invisible laborYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/11/191h 0m

Ep. 218 Do this now for a less-stress holiday season!

Picture it now, Awesomes. It’s the day of your big holiday gathering, and instead of feeling frazzled and stressed, you are calm, cool, collected, and even … joyful. Is that even possible! It TOTALLY is! This week, Meg sits down with Rachel Tiemeyer from ThrivingHome.org and Rachel shares all the awesome that you need to know to have a less-stress holiday. From cute conversation starters around the table to a freezer stocked with delicious, crowd-pleasing favorites to tips and tricks for using that Instant Pot, Rachel has a TON of suggestions for what to do now to have an awesome holiday season.All of that plus body-moving self-care and a hot new historic true crime podcast in Awesome of the Week!Sorta Awesome’s Amazon shop!https://www.amazon.com/shop/sortaawesomeTHANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Wander Beauty : Get 20% off your purchase at wanderbeauty.com/AWESOME with code AWESOMEMejuri: Skip the special occasion and buy that beautiful jewelry piece for yourself now at Mejuri! Free shipping over $100 at mejuri.com/awesomeQuip: Get the toothbrush that creates healthy habits AND a free first refill at getquip.com/awesomeThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!SHOW NOTES:Catlick podcast from BT HarmanFrom Freezer to CookerFrom Freezer to TableFind ALL of Rachel’s ideas for you at our special page on Thriving Home: Freebies and Recipes for Sorta AwesomeYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Learn more about Rachel and Polly’s latest book FromFreezerToCooker.com (available for pre-order now!). And follow them on Facebook, Instagram and at ThrivingHome.org!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/11/191h 4m

Ep. 217 Book club, skin care, and that time I punched my sister

It has been a minute since we opened up the listener mailbag, friends! This week, Meg is joined by her sister and Sorta Awesome regular Emily Harris, and they are taking questions from the Awesomes. Tune in to hear Emily’s introvert recharging practices, Meg’s newest family management game plan, and the one story from their childhood that Meg cannot believe Emily shares with the Awesome nation. All of that plus a delicious YouTube channel and a sorta surprising decision in Awesome of the Week!Sorta Awesome’s Amazon shop!https://www.amazon.com/shop/sortaawesomeTHANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:FabFitFun: Use code SORTAAWESOME to get $10 off your first box at www.fabfitfun.comBombas:  Save 20% off your first purchase at bombas.com/awesome Billie: for 10% off of your new favorite razor, go to mybillie.com/awesomeAncient Nutrition: for $10 off of your order go to ancientnutrition.com and use promo code AWESOMEThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Epicurious on YouTubeMakeupRehab subredditWhere the Crawdads SingThe Mother-in-lawMiracle CreekFirst Aid Beauty Coconut Skin SmoothieBelif Aqua BombPIXI Glow TonicCoxRX Advanced Snail 96You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Emily on Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/10/1953m 11s

Ep. 216 What to do when the awesome wears off

You know how sometimes in life a thing is TOTALLY AWESOME … until it’s not? This week, Meg and Rebekah explore what to do when the awesome wears off. They revisit some past Awesomes of the Week that have lost their sparkle and shine, and they also explore some real life examples of things that are no longer all that great. Meg shares five tips for how to bounce back when the awesome is gone, and they talk clear complexions and a hot new release in awesome of the week!Check out Meg and Kyle’s new fine rosary shop Nikolaus Design!Sorta Awesome’s Amazon shop!https://www.amazon.com/shop/sortaawesomeTHANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Rothys: Go to rothys.com/awesome to check out the latest stylesThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/AWESOME to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchaseGrove: Go to Grove.co/AWESOME and get your free sustainable swap setFirst Leaf: For six bottles of wine at $29.95 and free shipping, go to tryfirstleaf.com/awesomeMathnasium: Go to mathnasium.com/awesome today or call 855-401-MATHKopari: Go to koparibeauty.com/awesome and see how you can save $5 off your first orderLegacy Box: Go to legacybox.com/AWESOME to get 40% off your first orderThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Zit Fighter Essential Oil BlendMiracles and Other Reasonable Things, Sarah BesseySortd Party of Five The Royals Orange is the New BlackModern Kiwi Maxi DressTarte Shape Tape concealerStitchFixYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/10/191h 7m

Ep. 215 Awesome List for Fall 2019

Sweaters and boots and sweets, oh my! Yes Awesomes, fall is here, and that means it’s time for our annual Awesomes for Fall List! Tune in to hear Meg and Kelly share their top picks to help you have the best fall yet. You’ll hear about everything from recipes to fall fashion trends to their favorite ways to get cozy. All of that plus a very literary Awesome of the Week!Check out Sorta Awesome’s Amazon shop!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:LinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.Lola: Go to mylola.com and enter code awesome30 at checkout for 30% off your subscriptionKiwi Co: Go to kiwico.com/AWESOME for your first month free!Mathnasium: Go to mathnasium.com/awesome today or call 855-401-MATHThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Harry Potter and the Sacred TextWayward Son by Rainbow RowellKelly’s Fall List:Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold BrewDresses at ThredUp (This is Kelly's affiliate link that will give you $10 of credit to spend at ThredUp on your first order) Disney Plus Applesauce barsBonus: Salted Caramel Oatmeal Cookies Meg’s Fall List:ASMR channel: Goodnight Moon, Babblebrook SeriesThe Highwomen albumScandi trend: like this and thiscropped wide leg jeans Thai Chicken Coconut CurryCardigan scent from Twinkle ApothecarySorta Awesome Fall List 2016Sorta Awesome Fall List 2017Sorta Awesome Fall List 2018You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/10/191h 5m

Ep. 214 The Enneagram Gets Married

Okay Awesome, so you know your Enneagram number. Now what? One of the most awesome aspects of the Enneagram is discovering how it affects you and your relationships so that you can continue to grow in all areas of life. Today, Enneagram coach Beth McCord returns to Sorta Awesome, and this time, she’s brought her husband Jeff! They sit down with Meg to talk about all things Enneagram and marriage and their brand new book Becoming Us: Using the Enneagram to Create a Thriving Gospel-Centered Marriage. Tune in to hear them answer questions from the Awesomes ranging from what to do when your partner is totally uninterested in the Enneagram and other personality systems to how to communicate our fears to our partners and everything in between!Check out Sorta Awesome’s Amazon shop!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Rothys: Go to rothys.com/awesome to check out the latest stylesGrove: Go to Grove.co/AWESOME and receive and get your Sustainable Swap gift set FREE with purchase, plus free shipping and a free 60 day VIP member trial!Mathnasium: Go to mathnasium.com/awesome today or call 855-401-MATHThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Sorta Awesome Enneagram Lovers GroupBecoming Us on AmazonBecoming Us pre-order specialsYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Beth at YourEnneagramCoach.com and becomingus.com , or find her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/09/191h 0m

Ep. 213 Awesome Guide to sick season!

Wash your hands and take your vitamins, Awesomes! Sickness season is about to begin! Meg and Rebekah have got you covered with a survival guide to help you avoid the germies in the months ahead, AND they are sharing all of their best tips for how to survive if you do come down with a case of I-don't-feel-good. All of that plus more Curly Girl recommendations and a comprehensive deep dive into boy band fun in Awesome of the Week!Sorta Awesome’s Amazon shop!https://www.amazon.com/shop/sortaawesomeTHANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:BruMate: Visit brumate.com and add code “awesome” to get 15% off your first orderThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/AWESOME to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchaseMathnasium: Go to mathnasium.com/awesome today or call 855-401-MATHFirst Leaf: For six bottles of wine at $29.95 and free shipping, go to tryfirstleaf.com/awesomeKiwi Co: Go to kiwico.com/AWESOME for your first month freeThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!SHOW NOTES:Meg AotW:Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Curling Gel SouffleRebekah's AotW: One Direction & Harry Styles solo albumFavorite One Direction Song:Drag Me DownHarry Styles AlbumReply All ep. 6: This Proves EverythingRebekah's Favorite One Direction YouTube Finds:One Direction Carpool KaraokeHarry Styles Carpool KaraokeNever Have I Ever with One DirectionElderberry options:Lexie Naturals DIY Elderberry Syryp Kit (First 20 people to use code SortaAwesome will get a free lip balm with the purchase of an elderberry kit. Must add lip balm to your cart.)Elderberry Gummies for KidsDried ElderberriesPlant Therapy KidSafe Essential Oils:Germ DestroyerImmune BoomSniffle StopperTummy All Better NeilMed Sinus RinseActivated CharcoalEmergen-CPOTION:Mix equal parts lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and honey. Add boiling water to one tablespoon of concentrate. Stir, cool, and sip.You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! Check out Sorta Awesome’s Amazon shop!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/09/191h 2m

Ep. 212 Something Bad Happened, Vol. 2

Guess who is back on Sorta Awesome this week? It's Meg's sister Emily, and she's bringing her undying fascination with all things true crime back to the show! This is Volume 2 of Something Bad Happened, a series on Sorta Awesome where Meg and Emily tell stories of true crime in a way that even Highly Sensitive People (like Meg!) can listen to without getting too disturbed. Tune in to hear the missing persons case of Brandon Lawson (complete with unnerving 911 call) as well as the bizarre and mysterious death of Alexander Stevens.All of that plus a new Trader Joe's favorite and a cheap way to add a bunch of brushes to your makeup collection in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Kopari: Go to koparibeauty.com/awesome and see how you can save $5 off your first orderLola: Go to mylola.com and enter code awesome40 at checkout for 40% off your subscriptionFabFitFun: Use code SORTAAWESOME to get $10 off your Fall 2019 box at www.fabfitfun.comLinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!SHOW NOTES:Sorta Awesome ep. 191 Something Bad Happened, Vol. 1Trader Joe’s French Market Fresh Berry LemonadeBS-MALL makeup brushesTrue Crime Garage ep 310Crawlspace: Brandon Lawson’s brother KyleBig Savage: The Death of Alexander StephensMared and Karen: The WVU Co-Ed MurdersYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Emily on Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/09/191h 11m

Ep. 211 Awesome Overflow Summer 2019

Awesomes, WE ARE BACK! Meg, Kelly, and Rebekah are back in real time with a brand new episode of Sorta Awesome. Tune in to get caught up on what they've been up to over the summer months, from plowing through the To Be Read list to an incredible deep dive into faith to finding the most awesome baby gear on the market, the Sorta Awesome team has been keeping busy! All of that plus their Awesomes of the SUMMER!JOIN OUR SUPER STAR COMMUNITY! When you join, you get access to the full Awesome Overflow plus hours and hours of exclusive Sorta Awesome episodes. Also! You can join our Super Star Facebook group to have a more connected, more meaningful Hangout experience.THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Grove.co: Go to Grove.co/AWESOME and receive a FREE five piece cleaning set from Mrs. Meyer and Grove Collaborative with your $20 orderMathnasium: Go to mathnasium.com/awesome today or call 855-401-MATH to schedule your child’s risk-free assessmentThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!SHOW NOTES:Meg: Simple Modern insulated tumblerKelly: cocktails in a canRebekah: Walmart DressCurrently Reading podcastThe Complete Guide of What to Read in 2019 (Episode 189)Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins ReidThe Bride Test by Helen HoangThe Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray HintonMPR News with Kerri Miller: Women of FaithHappy Baby CarrierHalo BassinestCopper Pearl Swaddle BlanketYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/09/1944m 46s

Ep. 210 Serving Sorta Awesome FAMILY STYLE

Pull up a chair and pour a drink, Awesomes! This week, we're inviting you over for some casual conversation around our dining room table as Meg welcomes her husband Kyle back to Sorta Awesome. This episode is truly different from most - it's a slice of real life complete with all of the chaos that a family of seven brings to the table. Tune it to hear Meg ask Kyle what it's like to be a new dad again at 44, how Myers Briggs helped him find peace with who he is, and what his daily uniform for work has become. Plus, they reveal the newest project they are launching into the world!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:BruMate: Visit brumate.com and add code “awesome” to get 15% off your first orderMathnasium: Go to mathnasium.com/awesome today or call 855-401-MATHThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Gone with the WynnsEp. 86 How to dress a manEp. 112 Stop outsourcing your safetyWohven You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/08/1957m 7s

Ep. 209 Let's discuss ten friends every woman needs!

Awesomes, who sits on your life council? Who are the people you can count on for everyday chit-chat and for making big decisions in life? In this week's episode, we revisit a conversation between Meg and Sorta Awesome alumna Laura Tremaine - now the host of 10 Things To Tell You podcast - as they dissect the different roles played by different friends in our lives. Don't miss this deep dive from the archives into why each of these friends are important to seek out, and how we can think about becoming better friends ourselves!All of that plus an update from Meg on personal life as well as Sorta Awesome at the top of the show!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:First Leaf: For six bottles of wine at $29.95 and free shipping, go to tryfirstleaf.com/awesomeLinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.Legacy Box: Go to legacybox.com/AWESOME to get 40% off your first orderThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/AWESOME to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchaseFabFitFun: Use code SORTAAWESOME to get $10 off your first box at www.fabfitfun.comThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Laura at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Check out her blog 10 Things To Tell You and find the podcast 10 Things To Tell You wherever you listen to podcasts!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/08/1958m 25s

Ep. 208 Awesome in Afghanistan!

Pack your bags, Awesomes! We're wrapping up the Sorta Awesome Stories summer series with a road trip around the world! You don't want to miss this conversation between Meg and Sorta Awesome Super Star Carolyn Montonati who is sharing all about the daily life for her and her family in Afghanistan. Tune in to hear about the beauty of the country, the warmth of the culture, and the challenges for the people. Carolyn tells us what family life looks like there as well as what it's like to parent a special needs child there. All of that plus some binge-watching and natural migraine relief in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Kopari: Go to koparibeauty.com/awesome and see how you can save $5 off your first orderLola: Go to mylola.com and enter code awesome40 at checkout for 40% off your subscriptionGrove: Go to Grove.co/AWESOME and receive a free five piece cleaning set with your $20 orderRothys: Go to rothys.com/awesome to check out the latest stylesThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Carolyn’s AoTW: The Night Manager TV showMeg’s AoTW: Natural Calm + Vitamin B ComplexYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Carolyn on Instagram and on Facebook!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/08/191h 10m

Ep. 207 Breaking free from imposter syndrome

We all know there's nothing less awesome than feeling like a fake, so what do you do when you're overwhelmed by doubting yourself? This week, the Sorta Awesome Stories series continues with Dr. Grace Wilson who shares with Meg her story of learning to overcome imposter syndrome as she completed her PhD, battled infertility, and eventually became a mom to triplets. Don't miss Grace's powerful advice about how each of us can break free from those imposter-y feelings that are holding us back from achieving our own awesome!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:BruMate: Say goodbye to warm alcohol! Visit brumate.com and add code “awesome” to get 15% off your first orderThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Grace’s AoTW: Benefit gimme brow + volumizing eyebrow gelMeg’s AoTW: Trader Joe’s micellar water wipesYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Grace on Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/08/191h 3m

Ep. 206 Love, community, and pastoring ... all in a day's work

Imagine adding to the mix of your daily home life and responsibilities: a vibrant social life, an active commitment to developing community, oh and also, the care and nurture of souls. Now imagine doing all of this side by side with your husband! That's the story our Super Star Awesome has brought to share with us this week as the Sorta Awesome Stories summer series continues. The Reverend Paige Evers joins Meg to talk about her path to seminary, how parenting brought a pause to her call to ministry, and how she and her husband have developed an approach to co-pastoring that allows them to live within healthy boundaries while each of them fulfill their callings. All of that plus some journaling inspiration and a glossy red lip favorite in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:First Leaf: For six bottles of wine at $29.95 and free shipping, go to tryfirstleaf.com/awesomeThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/AWESOME to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchaseLinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.FabFitFun: Use code SORTAAWESOME to get $10 off your first box at www.fabfitfun.com #fabfitfunpartnerGrove: For a FREE 60-day VIP membership and a bonus gift when you sign up and place an order of $20 or more, check out Grove at Grove.co/AWESOMEThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Paige’s AoTW: Draw Your Day: An Inspiring Guide to Keeping a Sketch Journal by Samantha Dion Baker @sdionbakerdesignMeg’s AoTW: Stila sheer red liquid lipstick in BesoYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Paige on Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/07/191h 8m

Ep. 205 We need to talk about intimate partner violence

On Sorta Awesome, we not only share all of the good stuff of life together, we also talk to each other about the tough topics, too. Today, the Sorta Awesome Stories series continues when Meg talks to Super Star Awesome Jill Goolsby about an issue that affects one out of four women: intimate partner violence. Jill shares her story of losing a friend to domestic violence and helps us know how we can push through the discomfort of awkward conversations to help each other recognize and respond to warning signs of violence and abuse. This episode is a must-listen and will empower you to help make a difference that could potentially save a life.All of that plus some easy summertime treats in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Kopari: Go to kopari.com/awesome and see how you can save $5 off your first orderLola: Go to mylola.com and enter code awesome40 at checkout for 40% off your subscriptionLegacy Box: Go to legacybox.com/AWESOME to get 40% off your first orderCare/of: For 25% off your first orderof personalized Care/of vitamins, go to takecareof.com and enter promo code awesomeThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Jill’s AoTW: Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich MakerMeg’s AoTW: cold brew popsiclesDirty John podcastDirty John showNational Domestic Violence HotlineYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Jill in the Sorta Awesome Hangout!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/07/1942m 43s

Ep. 204 A parent's journey through the unexpected

As all Awesomes know, sometimes the parts of life that bring us the most joy can also bring the most heartache, and that's definitely true of all things parenting. Today, our Sorta Awesome Stories summer series continues when Super Star Awesome Frances Nojd sits down with Meg to share her story of encountering an unexpected diagnosis for her son while she was pregnant with him. Hear Frances tell about the moment that she and her husband first received the news of her son's cleft lip and palate, how she processed this unexpected new chapter in the life of their family, and how moments of awesome kept popping up to encourage her along the way,All of that plus a spiritual mindfulness app and a powerful new book release in Awesome of the Week!SHOW NOTES:PrayAsYouGo appLight from Distant Stars, Shawn SmuckerArticle: Cleft lip and cleft palate in babiesArticle: Cleft lip and palateJack's New Smile: Having a baby with cleft lip and palateCuddles for CleftsOperation SmileYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Frances on Facebook or Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/07/1946m 33s

Ep. 203 The Awesome's guide to making friends

There are few things more un-awesome in life than wanting to make new friends but not knowing where to start. Today we continue our Sorta Awesome summer stories series, and Meg sits down to talk with Awesome Anna Hithersay who shares her own story of realizing she didn't have the deep friendship connections that she longed for in life. Tune in to hear Anna share the three myths she had believed about friendship and the practical ways she built friendships that have lasted for years.All of that plus some riveting romance and another lightweight makeup recommendation in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:ThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/AWESOME to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchaseRothys: Go to rothys.com/awesome to check out the latest stylesThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Post Party PodcastMeg’s AoTW: Nudies Tinted BlurAnna’s AoTW: FLOW (GRIP Book 1)GRIPSTILL (Grip Book 3)You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Anna on Facebook or Instagram or visit her website thepostparty.com!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/07/1947m 10s

Ep. 202 What you are missing when you're not outdoors

There's a good chance you aren't getting enough of this in your life, but the good news is, it's free and this is the perfect time of year to get more of it! This week's episode continues the Sorta Awesome Stories summer series with Super Star Awesome Ali Beatty who sits down with Meg to talk about how incredibly important it is that we spend time outside and in nature. Ali lives that camp life year 'round, and she's an enthusiastic naturalist who wants to tell you how awesome it is to get outdoors and get more out of life. All of that plus a powerful treatment for your body and a binge-worthy nostalgia-filled podcast in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Upper Room: Go to upperroom.org/welcome to enjoy your free 30 day trialBetaBrand: Visit betabrand.com/awesome to get 20% off your Dress Pant Yoga PantsWander Beauty: Get 20% off your purchase at wanderbeauty.com/AWESOMEThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!SHOW NOTES:Meg’s AoTW: American Girls PodcastAli’s AoTW: Gaiam Restore Deep Tissue Massage RollerLast Child in the Woods by Richard LouvBalanced and Barefoot by Angela J. Hanscomwww.tinkergarten.comwww.freeforestschool.orgSloombGrovia Lark adventure wearYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Ali on Facebook or Instagram or visit her website!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/06/1949m 31s

Ep. 201 Don't fear the pivot!

Today we are kicking off a brand new series for Summer 2019, and it is going to be AWESOME! All summer long, we'll be tuning in to the stories of the Awesomes - what they've learned in life and what they want to tell you to make YOUR life more awesome! To kick off this series, we get to hear from a very active, very awesome member of our Awesome community: Colleen Cook. Listen to hear how Colleen's career has taken not just a few unexpected pivots, and don't miss her advice on how to make the most of opportunities to change. (Plus, not just a little Enneagram talk thrown in, too!)THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Lola: Go to mylola.com and enter code awesome40 at checkout for 40% off your subscriptionFabletics: Get two leggings for $24 by using the link fabletics.com/AWESOMEUpper Room: Go to upperroom.org/welcome to enjoy your free 30 day trialBetaBrand: Visit betabrand.com/awesome to get 20% off your Dress Pant Yoga PantsThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!SHOW NOTES:House Plant Hobbyists on Facebook5 Second Journal by Mel RobbinsGod Our Mother by The LiturgistsYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Colleen on Instagram or in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes . And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/06/1959m 45s

Ep. 200 Hidden strengths, big awesome! (A GROUP SHOW)

Pop the cork and raise a glass, Awesomes! We are celebrating our 200th episode this week! Meg is joined by long-time co-hosts Kelly Gordon and Rebekah Hoffer, and the three of them are inviting you to discover and celebrate your hidden strengths this week. These are the things that we do well but we might try to keep small or don't even realize that we are rocking. Tune in to get inspired to really and truly bring YOUR Awesome to the world!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:LinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.Kopari: Go to kopari.com/awesome and see how you can save $5 off your first orderLegacy Box: Go to legacybox.com/AWESOME to get 40% off your first orderOPENFIT: Get a 30 Day FREE trial membership when you text AWESOME to 303030.Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Salted caramel oatmeal cookiesThe Popcast with Knox and JamieEp 26 The truth about anxietyFenty Ma'Damn (meg's favorite red!)Spirit-Led Parenting, Meg Tietz and Laura OyerYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/06/191h 0m

Ep. 199 Drugstore beauty challenge!

Feeling stuck in a rut when it comes to your makeup bag? We get it! And we think this week's episode will motivate and inspire you to have a little fun without breaking the bank! Meg is joined by her sister Emily to talk about one of their favorite topics - beauty products. They both challenged each other to try three new products that they knew the other had been reluctant to try. There's a twist! Everything had to come from the aisles of the drugstore. Tune in to hear the results which cover everything from bold lips to suffocating nails! All of that plus the most buzz-worthy Netflix binge and nostalgia for the Lone Star State in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Fabletics: Get two leggings for $24 by using the link fabletics.com/AWESOMEUpper Room: Go to upperroom.org/welcome to enjoy your free 30 day trial ThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/AWESOME to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchaseButcherBox: 100% grass-fed or grass-finished beef, free range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork delivered right to your door! Go to butcherbox.com/sortaawesome to get the Ultimate Barbecue Bundle FREE and $20 off your first box!Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Dead to MeThe Try Guys visit Eugene's Hometownbenefit: Precisely, My Brow; Gimme BrowAnastasia Beverly Hills brow whizNYX micro brow pencilNYX tinted brow mascaraGlossier boy browThrive Causemetics brow gelULTA tinted juice infused gloss red pop(Other suggestions:ELF Aqua Beauty Gel Lip Tint in DEWY BERRYPacifica Color Quench Lip Tint in SUGARED FIGRevlon Kiss Cushion Lip Tint in CRIMSON FEELS)PIXI h2o skin tintmaybelline fit me matte + porelessNexxus Volume Refreshing Mist with Pearl Extract Shampootressemme volumizing dry shampooYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Emily on Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on Episode 186 and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/06/191h 2m

Ep. 198 The best parenting advice for every age & stage

Awesomes! Get excited! Today's episode features an Awesome who really knows how to bring warm wisdom and practical advice to every challenge of parenting. You all have been asking to hear Karen McVey on the show for years, and this week, she's here to answer questions about parenting from newborns to young adults! From baby sleep and schedules to screen time for kids to the big transition to parenting young adults, Karen has done it all and her relationship with her husband and children is thriving. She's here to share her advice with YOU! Tune in for all of that plus a showstopper dessert and a new Trader Joe's favorite in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Upper Room: Go to upperroom.org/welcome to enjoy your free 30 day trial BetaBrand: Visit betabrand.com/awesome to get 20% off your Dress Pant Yoga PantsWander Beauty: Get 20% off your purchase at wanderbeauty.com/AWESOMEFabFitFun: Use code SORTAAWESOME to get $10 off your first box at fabfitfun.comThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Chocolate Truffle Loaf with Raspberry SauceTrader Joe’s Blueberry Lavender Almond BeverageYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Karen on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on Episode 198 and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/05/1959m 1s

Ep. 197 Awesome birthday parties that save time, money, and sanity

Is planning a kid's birthday party a fun for you, or is it a big drag? This week, Rebekah joins Meg to talk about all the awesome ways to make a birthday party creative, fun, and affordable! Check out Rebekah's many cost-cutting ideas, and Meg shares ways to do birthday parties out of the house that won't break the bank. All of that plus their favorite birthday party themes and best gift ideas for little kids to teenagers!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Lola: Go to mylola.com and enter code awesome40 at checkout for 40% off your subscriptionFabletics: Get two leggings for $24 by using the link fabletics.com/AWESOMEBombas: Save 20% by visiting bombas.com/awesome and enter the offer AWESOME in the checkout code spaceOpenFit: Get 30 day free trial membership by texting AWESOME to 303030Rothys: Go to rothys.com/awesome to check out the latest stylesThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!SHOW NOTES:Ballz (smartphone game)Amazon Essentials Women's T-ShirtUnusual Birthdays:Smiley FaceSoda PopWedding More Party Ideas:Owl DinosaurBaseballMinecraftFiretruckArtRebekah's Birthday Instagram Stories -Affordable Gift Ideas:Stomp RocketsCreate Your Own BooksCrayola Sidewalk ChalkBarbie Designer Doll Dress Up Kit18" Doll ClothesHappy LightDIY Mochi Ice Cream, DIY Smoothie KitInternational Snack Food BoxesYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on Episode 197 and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/05/191h 8m

An introvert's guide to hospitality

Awesome Heather Chollar knows that you don't have to be the life of the party to host one! Tune in to the last Extra Awesome episode for this season to hear Meg and Heather talk about why hospitality is so important for all people - extroverts and introverts alike! - and take notes as Heather shares her surefire ways to host a gathering that is low-stress, deep in connections, and lots of fun!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or InstagramYou can find Heather in the Sorta Awesome Hangout Group!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/05/1925m 19s

Ep. 196 Awesome Summer List 2019

IT'S HERE! Our seasonal top ten lists always guarantee a pocketful of all the most awesome things to look forward to in the months ahead, and today, Meg and Kelly have put together the Top Ten List for Summer 2019! Tune in to hear about the trends to keep an eye on, the books to grab now for poolside reading, the ultimate in summer pajamas, and so much more! Happy summer, Awesomes!!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:LinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.Kopari: Go to kopari.com/awesome and see how you can save $5 off your first orderBetaBrand: Visit betabrand.com/awesome to get 20% off your Dress Pant Yoga PantsThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Greek Chicken Kebabs (note: Kelly doesn't recommend the mint feta sauce - but try it if you want) Lemon Pine Nut Rice Running from COPSTOP TEN LIST:KELLY1.Aukey outdoor Bluetooth speakerBonus: Check out these Awesome-generated playlists on Spotify Summer Vibes: A Summer Playlist for Moms and KidsWe Got The Beat!June Tunes2. Molly's Suds All Sport WashBonus: If you aren't already a member of Grove Collaborative, you can try it for free by going to grove.co/AWESOME3. Blackened fish tacos with avocado cream sauce Bonus: street taco kits at Costco 4. Saucer swingBonus: slack line and ninja line 5. Pick one thingBonus: Laura Tremaine's 10 Things to Tell You podcast about mantras MEG1. Summer skin trio: Trader Joe’s Ultra Hydrating Gel Moisturizer; PIXI H2O Skin Tint; Coppertone Pure and Simple Sunscreen; SunBum SPF 502. Family Reading Time app3. Summer Mocktails; stock a zero proof bar4. the BEST summer pajamas ever - bamboo!5. The Kiss Quotient; the Bride Test Helen HoangYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/05/191h 1m

Trusting our hunger, our bodies, and ourselves

When it comes to food, eating, and body size, most of us have more questions than answers. What would happen if I stopped restricting certain kinds of foods? Can I trust my body to tell me the truth about what I need to feel satisfied and full? What if I want to both love my body AND lose weight for health reasons? Thankfully, Awesomes Know How to find advice and direction on these topics, and in today's Extra Awesome, Meg is joined by certified health coach and podcast host Christine Brandt of We Feel Super Nourished!Tune in to hear some encouraging feedback and powerful wisdom from Christine who is ready to accompany you on your journey to long-term, sustainable nutrition!SHOW NOTES:Intuitive EatingWe Feel Super Nourished podcastWe Feel Super Nourished series on body positivity parts 1, 2, 3, and 4We Feel Super Nourished Ep. 14 A Nourishing Vocabulary LessonYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or InstagramYou can find Christine on her website and InstagramVisit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/05/1928m 51s

Introducing Life is Short with Justin Long

Life is Short with Justin Long finds the actor sitting down with some of the funniest and most intriguing people of today, like Dax Shepard, Olivia Wilde and Neil Patrick Harris. No topics are out of bounds, and no questions are too personal. Subscribe to Life is Short with Justin Long and start listening at wondery.fm/lifeisshort
13/05/197m 59s

Ep. 195 No time, always behind, what now?

Awesomes! Get excited! Time management and productivity guru Laura Vanderkam is BACK at Sorta Awesome! Today, she and Meg sit down to talk about how we can best clarify our priorities, how to stop letting the expectations of others get in the way of what we want to accomplish in life, and how to create a priority-centered approach to how we choose to spend our time.All of that plus a very cool app for the outdoors and yummy street food in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Fabletics: Get two leggings for $24 when you sign up as a VIP at fabletics.com/AWESOME ThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/AWESOME to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase ButcherBox: 100% grass-fed or grass-finished beef, free range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork delivered right to your door! Go to butcherbox.com/sortaawesome or use code SORTAAWESOME at check-out for $20 off of your first box and free 2 pounds of Alaskan Sockeye Salmon!Care/of: For 30% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, go to takecareof.com and enter promo code AWESOME30 Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:SEEK appStreet Food on NetflixLaura's book Juliet's School of Possibilities168 Hours: You have more time than you thinkYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Laura on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram or visit her website!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/05/1945m 58s

How to raise a boy

Is it possible that this moment in our culture is the best possible time to be raising a boy? According to today's guest, it definitely is! Tune in to hear Meg talk to Dr. Michael Reichert, a psychologist and author whose new book How To Raise a Boy: the power of connection to raise good men confronts conventional wisdom about the ways we raise boys and how we need a total shift in thinking when it comes to boys, men, masculinity, and relationships.Find How to Raise a Boy on Amazon or wherever you shop for books.You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or InstagramVisit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/05/1935m 18s

Ep. 194 Enneagram Q&A

Awesomes! Are you ready to take your Enneagram learning to the next level? Maybe you've finally discovered what Enneagram Number you are, but now what? Have no fear because Awesomes Know How to let the Enneagram guide them to new levels of personal growth. This week, Meg is joined by writer, podcaster, and Enneagram teacher Havilah Siegmann of The Transformation Collaborative and Little Faith podcast. Together, they answer your questions about the Enneagram including why discovering your instinctual subtype is important and how to actually do the work of the Enneagram!All of that plus a surprising approach to helping kids through difficult phases and an affordable skin care tutorial in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Upper Room: Go to Upperroom.org/welcome to enjoy your free 30 day trialBetaBrand: Visit betabrand.com/awesome to get 20% off your Dress Pant Yoga PantsWander Beauty: Get 20% off your purchase at wanderbeauty.com/AWESOMEBombas: Save 20% by visiting bombas.com/awesome and enter the offer AWESOME in the checkout code spaceSHOW NOTES:Family Tree Therapies podcastStephanie Marie affordable anti-aging skin care, products and routine Sorta Awesome Enneagram Lovers Facebook GroupHavilah's Enneagram For Everyone course; use code AWESOME for $50 off!Meg's episodes of Little Faith Podcast: Part 1, Part 2Beatrice Chestnut's The Complete EnneagramYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or InstagramYou can find Havilah on Instagram @transformationcollaborative and @littlefaithpodcastVisit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/05/191h 3m

Ep. 193 Stressed out, burned out, and ready to recover

Let's talk about stress, Awesomes. Dealing with stressors - both big and small - are a part of life, but sometimes we find ourselves trapped in a stress cycle which, over time, leads to being burned out. This week, Kelly joins Meg to talk about a life-changing book they read from Emily and Amelia Nagoski called Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle. This episode is a must-listen if you want to find ways to teach your body how to recover from stress so that you can get back into an awesome groove.All of that plus two binge-worthy podcasts in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Lola: Go to mylola.com and enter code awesome40 at checkout for 40% off your subscriptionFabletics: Get two leggings for $24 by using the link fabletics.com/AWESOMELegacy Box: Go to legacybox.com/AWESOME to get 40% off your first orderGrove: For a FREE 60-day VIP membership and a bonus gift when you sign up and place an order of $20 or more, check out Grove at Grove.co/AWESOMEMadison Reed: Gorgeous hair color at home! Get 10% off and free shipping at Madison-Reed.com code AWESOMEThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:The Big OneI Hate It But I Love It(some of Meg’s favorite episodes: The Matrix, Titanic, 13 Going on 30, My Best Friend’s Wedding, and LOST)Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life, Emily NagoskiBurnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle, Emily and Amelia NagoskiYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/04/191h 2m

Introverted moms: finding your awesome in life with kids

Being an introverted mother can be exhausting, but there are many ways it's also a unique gift to your family and to the world. In this Extra Awesome episode, Meg is joined by author Jamie C. Martin whose new book Introverted Mom: Your Guide to More Calm, Less Guilt, and Quiet Joy provides encouragement, understanding, and inspiration for introverted moms everywhere!Don't forget to leave a review for Sorta Awesome in Apple Podcasts!Grove: New customers get a FREE spring cleaning set in exclusive Mrs. Meyer's spring sets with a $20 order at Grove.co/awesomePre-order Jamie's book and don't miss the pre-order bonuses!Find Jamie on her blog, on Facebook, Twitter, and InstagramYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/04/1944m 8s

Ep. 192 Heartbreak, doubt, and finding faith through the storms

It has become something of a tradition at Sorta Awesome that on Easter weekend, we get vulnerable in trusting to you our thoughts on our spiritual lives. In this episode, Rebekah shares for the first time her story of faith which includes growing up Mennonite, being plunged into grief over the pain of others as well as her own story of miscarriage, and ultimately finding peace with God even in the midst of painful seasons. You don't want to miss Rebekah's story! And of course, we bring you some light-hearted recommendations including comedy on Netflix and curly girl updates in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:LinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply. Kopari: Go to kopari.com/awesome and see how you can save $5 off your first order Hers: Get your first month of anti-aging formula from Hers for $10 off while supplies last (and subject to donor approval). See website for full details. Go to ForHers.com/awesomeSpotify Premium: Find all of Sorta Awesome’s archive plus new episodes ad-free at stitcherpremium.com/wondery code WONDERYThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Rebekah’s AoTW: Nate Bargatze's Neflix Comedy Special (view the trailer)John Crist: Instagram/ YouTubeCantu Curl Activating Cream, Cantu Come Back CurlPam Esh's story of walking through cancer: Booklet/ Podcast"The Fight for Faith" Spotify Playlist You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on Episode 187 and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/04/1959m 1s

Ep. 191 Something Bad Happened (true crime for sensitive people)

True crime is having a MOMENT, Awesomes, and it has been for a few years now! But for those of us who are Highly Sensitive People, it's easy to feel left out of this cultural conversation because some true crime stories are just too disturbing to tune into. However, Meg's sister Emily is back at Sorta Awesome to share her obsessive love for all things true crime in a way that even sensitive types like Meg can appreciate. Tune in to hear them discuss all of Emily's favorite true crime resources, plus she's prepared three mysterious missing person cases for us to ponder - all while being sensitive to our sensitivities! All of that plus a dupe for a cult favorite concealer and freshen up your car for spring in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:European Wax Center: Learn more at axthepinktax.comMadison Reed: Get awesome the awesome home hair color kit you will love at Madison-Reed.com use code AWESOME or SORTAAWESOMEBeach Body: Get a free trial membership when you text AWESOME to 303030.Fabletics: Get two leggings for $24 by using the link fabletics.com/AWESOME BetaBrand: Visit betabrand.com/awesome to get 20% off your Dress Pant Yoga PantsThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!SHOW NOTES:Maybelline Instant Age Rewind ConcealerEssential Oil Car Vent Diffusers (selection at Amazon)Root of Evil podcastBroken Harts podcastTrue Crime ObsessedCrime JunkieTrue Crime GarageMissing AlissaMissing Maura MurrayYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Emily on Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on Episode 186 and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/04/191h 5m

Q&A with Dacey: aesthetics explained, messaging magic, and high school jitters

Welcome back to Sorta Awesome Dacey, Meg's fourteen year old daughter. In this episode in the Extra Awesome series, Dacey explains for us what the teenage crowd means when they talk about "aesthetic," why Discord is the best messaging platform, and how she feels about starting high school in just a few months. What advice do you have for Dacey as she starts this new chapter in her life? Share your awesome advice on our social media so we can pass it on to her!Plant Mom starter packArt Mom#arthoe: the teens who kickstarted a feminist art movementEverything you need to know about DiscordYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/04/1926m 45s

Ep. 190 The awesome of better sex, more often

Get ready, Awesomes! In this GROWN-UPS ONLY episode of Sorta Awesome, we are taking on a topic we've never covered before, but it's a topic that plays a big role in all of our lives: SEX. This week, Meg is joined by Caitlin Doemner, co-author of the book Sex Every Day, a book she wrote with her husband Michael to help couples everywhere discover how an active sex life can bring greater confidence and fulfillment in every area of our lives. Tune in to hear Caitlin's inspiring advice for overcoming the three big obstacles many women face when it comes to having better sex more often, as well as what it means to expand our ideas about how we define sex. All of this plus so much more, and they share their Awesomes of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:European Wax Center: Learn more at axthepinktax.com Care/of: For 50% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, go to takecareof.com and enter promo code AWESOME50 Green Chef: For $50 off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us/SORTAAWESOME BetaBrand: Visit betabrand.com/awesome to get 20% off your Dress Pant Yoga PantsThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Pussy, Regena ThomashauerThe Minimal Mom on YouTubeYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Caitlin on Facebook, Instagram and at her book’s website www.SexEveryDayBook.com!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/04/1950m 30s

Spotify is pretty awesome (and here's why!)

Over the years, we've shared dozens of Spotify recommendations on Sorta Awesome. There's no doubt that we are huge fans - especially Meg! In this Extra Awesome episode, Meg takes a question from an Awesome and creates a crash course in discovering all the awesome that Spotify has to offer. From how to decide whether this is the best music streaming service for you to tips and tricks for Spotify enthusiasts, this Spotify 101 will get you all set for all the warm weather, windows down days of music ahead!Spotify Playlists to Check OutIn This House (created by Meg in 2017 for entertaining background music or for the family dance party!)Sorta Awesome Loves You! (Created by Meg for Sorta Awesome's first birthday in 2016)Friendsgiving (Created by Awesome Amy Allen Clark)Sorta Awesome 80s mixtape! (Created by Awesome Chelle)Let's Stay Together (Created by Awesome Keri)Sorta Awesome Hip-Hop Collab (Created and organized by Awesome Laura)You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/04/1922m 19s

Ep. 189 The Complete Guide to What to Read in 2019

If there's one thing Awesomes Know How to do, it's finding the best books for any reading season. In this episode, Meg is joined by Meredith and Kaytee - Awesome creators and co-hosts of the Currently Reading podcast - and they are here to tell you everything you need to know about what's hot in reading this year, PLUS tons of books to keep you happily entertained while you wait for these new releases! All of that plus triple the awesome in Awesome of the Week!SHOW NOTES:Stranglers podcast; Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Makerbirch tree decals for kids’ roomEpisode 50 of The Enneagram Journey podcastDaisy Jones and the Six, Taylor Jenkins ReidThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoMaybe In Another LifeSleeping GiantsJuliet’s School of Possibilities, Laura VanderkamOff the ClockI Know How She Does ItInspection, Josh MalermanBird BoxThe Princess and the Fangirl, Ashley Poston GeekerellaFrom Twinkle With LoveCarry OnThe Bride Test, Helen HoangThe Kiss QuotientThe Wedding DateThe Last Time I Saw You, Liv Constantine The Last Mrs. ParrishStepsister, Jennifer DonnellyAll the Ever AftersThe Lunar Chronicles Waiting for Tom Hanks, Kerry Winfrey I’ll Have What She’s HavingUnscriptedThe Royal WeFangirl Things You Save in a Fire, Katherine Center A Better Man, Louise PennyInheritance, Dani ShapiroThe Trial of Lizzie Borden, Cara RobertsonBad Blood, John Carreyrou @daciandthebooks    @linesiunderline    Shelf Subscription from Bookshelf Thomasville    He Read, She Read    Sarah’s Bookshelves Live Out of Print By the Book podcastYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Meredith and Kaytee on Instagram, and the Currently Reading podcast on Facebook and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/03/191h 1m

Ep. 188 Awesome ways to practice the art of homemaking

Awesomes, Meg and Kelly think it's time to give the word "homemaking" an extreme makeover! They're tossing out their once-held ideas about the drudgery of making a house a home and bringing a fresh, modern, empowered view on these forgotten arts. Tune in this week to hear how both of them grew up with similar un-awesome ideas about homemaking and how other women helped them reconsider their views. Then each of them share the areas where they are making home awesome again! No matter your age or stage of life, we all have a home - so let's get into how to make it great!Help us celebrate four years of Sorta Awesome by leaving a 5 Star Review in Apple Podcasts!!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:European Wax Center: Learn more at axthepinktax.comLinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.Care/of: For 50% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, go to takecareof.com and enter promo code AWESOME50Fabletics: Get two leggings for $24 by using the link fabletics.com/AWESOME Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!SHOW NOTES:CandidCo.comThe Case Against Adnan SyedRadical Homemakers, Shannon HayesYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/03/191h 0m

A lesson in self-compassion

This week's Extra Awesome takes us back in time to revisit an incredibly inspiring conversation Meg had with writer, speaker, and educator Melissa Toler. As we are preparing to spring clean your home, let's spring clean the way we speak to ourselves, too, with this brief lesson from Melissa!MelissaToler.com: How to stop being a jerk to yourself: a lesson in self-compassionDr. Kristen Neff: Self-Compassion.orgYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Melissa on her website MelissaToler.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterVisit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/03/1914m 30s

Ep. 187 Ten awesome things for Spring 2019

We've had enough of dreary skies and chilly temperatures, Awesomes! It's time to dig out our sunglasses, open the windows, and get ready for spring 2019! Meg and Rebekah are back with a new episode in a beloved Sorta Awesome series - the seasonal top ten list! Tune in to hear them talk about spring trends for wardrobe and accessories, handy hacks for spring fix-it projects, and the cutest little umbrellas to keep your kids dry in those springtime rains. All of that plus TONS more inspiration for the season ahead and our Awesomes of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:European Wax Center: Learn more at axthepinktax.comKopari: Go to kopari.com/awesome and see how you can save $5 off your first orderShine Text: A personalized pep talk in your pocket. Get 50% off Shine Premium by visiting shinetext.com/AWESOMELegacy Box: Go to legacybox.com/AWESOME to get 40% off your first orderThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!SHOW NOTES:Rebekah’s AotW: Tile Mate Meg’s AotW: Essential plannerRebekah’s Spring 2019 List:3D Animal Umbrellas for KidsTub Cleaning HackJewelry Trends:Lauren Conrad Tri Tone Open Marquise Drop EarringsCharming Charlie:Achena Filigree Layer NecklaceCristen Layered Bars NecklaceDunia Stardust NecklaceAlison Lumbatis (Get Your Pretty On) video on what’s in and out for Spring 2019Activity Cones by Melissa & Doug3M Patch Plus Primer 4 in 1Meg’s Spring 2019 List:Essential Oil recipes (Meg uses and loves both Young Living EOs and Plant Therapy EOs. Links to Plant Therapy provided)Plant Therapy NovaFuse DiffuserSPRING CLEANING4 drops lemon3 drops lavender2 drops RosemaryOUT WITH THE STALE AIR4 drops frankincense4 drops cypress2 drops ylang ylangTIME TO DECLUTTER4 drops lemon3 drops lemongrass2 drops peppermintGame of Thrones - listen to the 2017 Extra Awesome discussion with Meg and LauraThrow pillow covers (check out these, these, and these)Sunglasses (see these oversize squares, these mini cat-eyes, and these that come in a pack!)Wrap silhouette dresses You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on Episode 187 and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/03/1959m 55s

The intersection of awesome and politics with Pantsuit Politics

Is it realistic to return to the days of civil discussion about hot topics? Is it possible to talk politics without damaging our closest relationships? If the thought of tuning into conversations about politics leaves you saying, "hard pass!" then this episode is for you! In this Extra Awesome episode, Meg is joined by Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers who host the revolutionary Pantsuit Politics - a bipartisan podcast created around creating nuanced perspectives to discussions about politics and current events.From how to have difficult conversations with people uninterested in hearing the views of others to how the Enneagram affects how these conversations play out, these women cover it all, answering questions from the Awesomes!Find Sarah and Beth's book I Think You're Wrong (but I'm listening) at Amazon.Find Pantsuit Politics on their website, on Instagram, Twitter, and FacebookYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/03/1935m 29s

Ep. 186 The weirdest (and most awesome!) things we've ever bought

What secrets are hiding in your shopping history? What do your favorite purchases say about you? Tune in to this episode when Meg is joined by her sister and Sorta Awesome regular Emily Harris as they reveal to the Awesomes the WEIRDEST things they've ever bought! On this list are things they love but also things that sound a little strange, including a marshmallow whip maker, pig ears, and mushroom ketchup. (Say what?!) All of that plus a great Netflix binge and makeup on the go in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:European Wax Center: Learn more at axthepinktax.comFabletics: Get two leggings for $24 by using the link fabletics.com/AWESOMEGrove: For a FREE $30 Mrs. Myers gift set with your first order at Grove.co/AWESOMEThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!SHOW NOTES:Dating Around on NetflixThe Little Book of Skin Care, Charlotte ChoCushion compactNooni marshmallow whip makerMushroom ketchupeyeliner stampfolding massage tableCatopolypig ears, beef knee caps, hemp dog treatsstapless-staplerelectric mouse trapcharcoal toothpaste (use link grove.co/awesome when you sign up for a free gift!)snail creamYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Emily on Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on Episode 186 and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/03/1956m 33s

Curiosity, creativity, and conquering artistic fear

You know you've curious about doing something a little more creative with your free time. But how do you find the courage to go from curious to creative? Awesome Katie Broussard joins Meg today in this Extra Awesome to share how coloring and painting with her children led her down a very unexpected path to becoming a children's book illustrator! Tune in to hear how Katie found the courage to be a beginner in the world of art, and how dabbling with watercolors eventually led to the book Audacious Ignatius!Find Audacious Ignatius at Corde Press!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or InstagramVisit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/03/1929m 48s

Ep. 185 Be more awesome with your money

Oh yes, Awesomes! We are finally going there. Today's episode is all about how to be more awesome with your money! Meg sits down with Awesome Kate Nixon Anania, author of the book Twenties in Your Pocket, which is a guide to personal finance for women in the their twenties - and beyond! Kate answers YOUR questions about everything from salary negotiations to saving for small and big term goals to battling money guilt and so much more. You will LOVE Kate's friendly, approachable, relatable advice on money, and you'll be inspired to be an Awesome who knows how to feel great about money!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:ThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/AWESOME to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase Lola: Go to mylola.com and enter code awesome40 at checkout for 40% off your subscription Green Chef: For $50 off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us/SORTAAWESOME Beach Body: Get a free trial membership when you text AWESOME to 303030. Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Chana flour (chickpea flour)Crispy slow-roasted pork shoulderKate's book: Twenties in your PocketYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Kate on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram or visit her website www.twentiesinyourpocket.com Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on episode 185 and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/03/191h 3m

Ep. 184 How to find freedom from our screens

Love 'em or hate 'em, the reality is that the many screens that bring technology to us have taken on a big role in our daily lives. Are we suffering from digital addiction? And if so, what do we do? Join Meg and Kelly this week as they fill you in on a movement to take back our time, our presence, and our lives from our screens in ways that are realistic and, well, awesome. PLUS! Stay tune to the end of the episode for a quick story from an Awesome whose story went a little viral and is sure to get you giggling!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:LinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.Care/of: For 50% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, go to takecareof.com and enter promo code AWESOME50Fabletics: Get two leggings for $24 by using the link fabletics.com/AWESOMEGrove: For a FREE 60-day VIP membership and a bonus gift when you sign up and place an order of $20 or more, check out Grove at Grove.co/AWESOMEThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/02/191h 16m

Let's Go to Trader Joe's

Grab a shopping cart, Awesomes, because Meg and Kelly are taking you on a stroll through Trader Joe's! In this new episode in the Extra Awesome series, you'll hear tried-and-true ideas for fast, delicious, nourishing meals for moms at home, busy women in the workplace, or anyone who needs a simple meal solution at a great price point, plus hear Meg’s not-so-secret favorite resource for getting in on all the good stuff at TJ’s!TRADER JOE'S CHEAT SHEET:1. Lentil Soup with Ancient Grains2. Green Dragon Sauce3. Tamales4. Whole Milk Cream Top Custard Style Yogurt5. Creamy Tomato Soup; Marinara Tomatoes; Garlic Cheese Croutons6. Chili Lime Chicken Burgers; Salmon Burgers; Mahi Mahi Burgers; Jalepeno Artichoke Dip7. Spinach Salad8. Prosciutto; Smoked Salmon; French Frommage Slices; Spanish Manchego; Unexpected Cheddar; Truffle Smoked Marcona Almonds9. Mango Sticky Rice spring rolls; Chantilly Cream Vanilla Bean mini sheet cake10. Gone Berry CrazyTrader Joe’s Meal Ideas for Busy MomsYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/02/1944m 43s

Ep. 183 Ten things we wish we had done sooner

Hey Awesome, let's talk about your To-Do List - especially those things you keep putting off and shuffling to the bottom! We're here to tell you that sometimes, doing the things you've been putting off is actually easier than you think it's going to be! Join Meg and Rebekah as they share with you ten things that they've done that turned out so well, they really wish they had done it sooner. Plus, hear from the Awesomes what they have finally got around to doing that made a huge change in their lives! All of that plus a thrilling Netflix binge and simple skin care in Awesome of the Week.Don’t forget to send your Awesomes Know How ideas, suggestions, and recommendations to team@sortaawesomeshow.comTHANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Kopari: Go to kopari.com/awesome and see how you can save $5 off your first orderShine Text: A personalized pep talk in your pocket. Get 50% off Shine Premium by visiting shinetext.com/AWESOMEThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:YOU on NetflixCerave SA Renewing CleanserSkinfood Royal Honey Eye CreamCerave Lightweight Nighttime CreamFIND ALL OF THE SHOW NOTES FOR EP 183 HERE You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/02/191h 11m

Discovering the awesome of play therapy

Don't let the name fool you, Awesomes! Play therapy is serious stuff - and it is seriously amazing. In this episode in the Extra Awesome series, Meg sits down with her friend, fellow Awesome, and registered play therapist Nancy Rumley Soliz for an information-packed conversation on how play therapy works, which children can benefit from it, and the explanation behind one of the most talked-about trends in therapy right now - Eye Movement Densensitization and Reprocessing or EMDR. You won't want to miss this incredibly insightful conversation!SHOW NOTES:Oklahoma Play Therapy Training InstituteAssociation for Play TherapyThe Theraplay InstituteYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/02/1936m 17s

Ep. 182 Creating a cozy home in winter and beyond

Dreary winter days getting you down, Awesome? Hit play right now on this episode to find your inspiration to make home a cozy retreat whether you are shivering through winter or sweating out summer! Meg sits down with the one and only Coziness Consultant Amber Brandt who has turned that cozy, welcoming vibe into her actual J-O-B. Amber makes creating coziness easy for anyone while doing some mythbusting on what hygge really means (spoiler: you don't have to buy one more throw pillow!). And you don't have to put cozy away with your winter candles! Amber tells us how to keep that warm, connected feeling strong all year long!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:ThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/AWESOME to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchaseMan Crates: Save 14% when you spend one hundred dollars or more at mancrates.com/AWESOMEFabletics: Get two leggings for $24 by using the link fabletics.com/AWESOMEThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!SHOW NOTES:Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin NosratThe DropoutBad Blood by John CarreyrouYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Amber on her website, on Facebook, or on Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/02/1958m 25s

Trusting your intuition (even when it seems dumb)

Get excited for this Extra Awesome, you guys! One of our original Team Awesome favorites is back - Laura Tremaine! Tune in to hear Meg and Laura revisit past conversations on Sorta Awesome and how sometimes even when they didn’t know what to do, their intuition was leading them toward the right path all along. Laura shares the mission and message behind her brand new podcast 10 Things To Tell You, and Meg reveals a truth about Sorta Awesome that she has never spoken publicly before!Make 2019 the year you take your Awesome to the next level! Become a Super Star Awesome!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Laura at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Check out her blog 10 Things To Tell You and find the podcast 10 Things To Tell You wherever you listen to podcasts!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/02/1950m 20s

Ep. 181 How to be awesome in any conversation

Hey Awesome! There's no doubt that you are out there spreading that glow-y gold awesome to the world around you every day, but what do you do when you find yourself in a tricky conversation? Today, Meg is joined by an Awesome who knows how to navigate any conversation with grace through listening and learning. Colleen Powell is the creator and host of the podcast A Year of Listening - a podcast dedicated to conversations where all sides are shared with civility. Tune in to hear this great conversation that is filled with philosophical inspiration and practical advice!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Green Chef: For $50 off of your first box of Green Chef, go to greenchef.us/sortaawesomeMan Crates: Save 14% when you spend one hundred dollars or more at mancrates.com/AWESOMELola: Go to mylola.com and enter code awesome40 at checkout for 40% off your subscriptionThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Colleen on her website, Twitter, and Instagram, and A Year of Listening on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/02/1958m 57s

Ep. 180 Behind the scenes of a real life pivot

If there's one thing that Awesomes really know about life, it's that sometimes life asks us to take a great big pivot. Tune in this week to hear Meg sit down with co-host Kelly to discuss the big pivot she has taken that involves public radio, walking stairwells for exercise, and 6 AM wake-up times for this confirmed night owl. All of that plus wintry recipe heaven and spectacular photos with your phone in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Madison Reed: Find your perfect shade and get 10% off your first color kit at Madison-Reed.com PROMO CODE: SORTAAWESOMELinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.Beach Body: Get a free trial membership when you text AWESOME to 303030.Shine Text: A personalized pep talk in your pocket. Get 50% off Shine Premium by visiting shinetext.com/AWESOMEThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/01/1955m 6s

Let's declutter our makeup bags!

Hey Awesome, decluttering doesn't have to be all fun and no play! Tune in to this Extra Awesome episode to hear Meg and her sister Emily tell you when, how, and why to declutter your makeup bag! They share tips on when to toss that mascara tube, how to clean your brushes, and which lipsticks are their go-to, never-leave-home-without-it picks.Some of the products mentioned:Eyeko Lash Alert Mascarabenefit porefessionalNARS ShrinagarNARS AnnaLighted makeup mirror/organizerFind a full list of shsow notes at sortaawesomeshow.comYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Emily on Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/01/1945m 56s

Ep. 179 Five Clever Clutter Solutions

Whether you are decluttering your house from attic to basement or if you just want to keep your kitchen junk drawer tidy, we are here to keep you company and keep you inspired while you work! This week, join Meg and Rebekah as they give you a list of five clever clutter solutions to help guide you through a decluttering project from start to finish with practical advice on how to get started all the way to keeping your home neat and clutter-controlled! All of that plus fascinating reading and the Powersheets revolution in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Madison Reed: Find your perfect shade and get 10% off your first color kit at Madison-Reed.com PROMO CODE: SORTAAWESOMEFabletics: Get two leggings for $24 by using the link fabletics.com/AWESOMEKopari: Go to kopari.com/awesome and see how you can save $5 off your first orderThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!SHOW NOTES:The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean WeirLara Casey’s Powersheets Intentional Goal Planner*Decluttering Inspiration:*Book - The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie KondoBook - Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana White (A Slob Comes Clean)eCourse - The 5 Day Clutter Shakedown by Dana White (A Slob Comes Clean)Use promo code NEWYEAR19 for $15 off. Expires 1/31/19.SEE A COMPLETE LIST OF SHOW NOTES AT SORTAAWESOMESHOW.COMYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/01/191h 11m

What's hot in planners for 2019

Get our your favorite gel ink pens and fire up that washi tape, Awesomes! In this episode of Extra Awesome, Meg is joined by the Awesome community's own Alisha Johnson - creator of the Sorta Awesome Planner Peeps Facebook group and all-around guru for all things planners and more! In this bonus episode, Alisha fills us in on what's hot in planners for the upcoming year (hint: it's all about customization!) as well as which planners people love most. All of that plus the most inspiring social media accounts to follow to help you find "planner peace."Check out SHOW NOTES for this episode!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/01/1932m 49s

Ep. 178 The truth about personality, organization, and productivity

Have you ever wondered why some people are naturally gifted with the power of organization? And why do some people struggle so much with procrastination when they want to be productive? The truth is our personality type holds the key to understanding how and why we organize our lives the way we do! Join Meg and her sister Emily this week for an in-depth discussion on how your Myers Briggs personality type can bring freedom and understanding to your organizational systems! All of that plus travel mug happiness and Marie Kondo comes to Netflix in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Madison Reed: Find your perfect shade and get 10% off your first color kit at Madison-Reed.com PROMO CODE: AWESOMEFabletics: Get two leggings for $24 by using the link fabletics.com/AWESOMEThirdLove: Get your perfect-ftting bra at ThirdLove and get 15% off your first order at thirdlove.com/awesomeLinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Emily on Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/01/191h 6m

Let's Talk Curly Girl!

Awesomes, the Curly Girl Method is having a moment! Tune in to this edition of Extra Awesome to hear Meg and Rebekah talk all about the awesome of having curly hair including their history with their hair, what products, techniques, and haircuts they are loving right now, and where to find more information about all things Curly!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/01/1942m 29s

Ep. 177 Breakthrough to the true you 2019!

Awesomes, what if the secret to tapping into your truest, most authentic self could be found in one simple daily practice? Join Meg and author Michelle DeRusha to kick off 2019 with a conversation about exploring our inward lives and discovering the person we were meant to be! All of that plus two cozy comforts to get you through the winter months in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Madison Reed: Find your perfect shade and get 10% off your first color kit at Madison-Reed.com PROMO CODE: AWESOMEThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! SHOW NOTES:Fleece-lined leggingsBelif The True CreamTrue You: Letting Go Of Your False Self To Uncover The Person God Created, Michelle DeRushaYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Michelle on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/01/1954m 37s

Ep. 176 All the Awesome of 2018!

The year of the Awesome is drawing to a close, and we've gathered together to toast the best of 2018! Tune in to our annual year-end tradition of choosing our favorites of the year in reading, listening, and watching, plus hear Meg, Kelly, and Rebekah pick their awesome of the year. Find us on social media so we can hear YOUR Awesome of the Year, too! Happy New Year, Awesomes!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Grove: For a FREE 60-day VIP membership and a bonus gift when you sign up and place an order of $20 or more, check out Grove at Grove.co/AWESOME Madison Reed: Madison Reed makes hair color easy, affordable, and awesome! Get 10% off and free shipping on your first order at madison-reed.com and use code SORTAAWESOMEShoeDazzle: Go to shoedazzle.com/awesome and get 50% off your first order when you sign up as a VIPThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/12/181h 4m

Ep. 175 Let's invite Enneagram to the holidays!

If there's one thing the Awesomes have been VERY into in 2018, it's the Enneagram! And there's no better time to think about how this personality system can help us understand ourselves and others better than at the holidays. This week, join Meg and Enneagram coach and guru Beth McCord of YourEnneagramCoach.com as they invite you to understand what each Enneagram type brings to the holiday season, what challenges each type faces, and the essential message that each of us need to hear now and for the new year. And stay tuned to the end to discover how Enneagram coaching can get your new year started off right! All of that plus self-reflection and even some surprising new denim in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Grove: For a FREE 60-day VIP membership and a bonus gift when you sign up and place an order of $20 or more, check out Grove at Grove.co/AWESOME Madison Reed: Madison Reed makes hair color easy, affordable, and awesome! Get 10% off and free shipping on your first order at madison-reed.com and use code SORTAAWESOMEKneipp: Must-have skin and body care for health and well-being! Get 15% off of your first order at kneipp.com and use promo code AWESOMEFabletics: Go to fabletics.com/awesome to get two incredibly awesome leggings for $24 ($99 value!) and stock up on athletic wear you will love!Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Beth at YourEnneagramCoach.com and on Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/12/181h 6m

Ep. 174 Confessions: year-end edition!

Gather 'round, Awesomes! It's time for a brand-new edition of the episodes you love best - confessions! Rebekah joins Meg this week for their time-honored tradition of opening up all their closets and shaking loose those skeletons. From library angst to scandalous skinny-dipping to unpopular holiday opinions, we're confiding it all in you, our dear Awesome friends. Plus a brilliant use of Chatbooks and a hilarious but racy new podcast fave in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Grove: For a FREE 60-day VIP membership and a bonus gift when you sign up and place an order of $20 or more, check out Grove at Grove.co/AWESOME Madison Reed: Madison Reed makes hair color easy, affordable, and awesome! Get 10% off and free shipping on your first order at madison-reed.com and use code SORTAAWESOMEKneipp: Must-have skin and body care for health and well-being! Get 15% off of your first order at kneipp.com and use promo code AWESOMEFabletics: Go to fabletics.com/awesome to get two incredibly awesome leggings for $24 ($99 value!) and stock up on athletic wear you will love!Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors! You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/12/181h 13m

Ep. 173 The surprising awesome of the teen years

Eye rolls, doors slamming, and sulky silence. Is this what comes to mind when you think of teenagers? Meg and Kelly are here to invite you to think again because this week, they are exploring all the awesomeness of the teenage years! From celebrating how much more responsible teens these days are to how all of us can help support teens on their own journey to becoming an Awesome, we are serving up fresh insights and fun takes on what makes these years really pretty great!All of that plus an in-depth look at front door delivery services and lip color that can change the world in Awesome of the Week! And don't forget to hit us up for all of your Amazon holiday shopping at sortaawesomeshow.com/amazonTHANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Away: The luggage with POWER! For $20 off your Away suitcase, go to awaytravel.com/awesome and use promo code awesome at check-out!Kopari: Go to kopari.com/awesome and see how you can save $5 off your first orderDignify: Beautiful throws and blankets that do good in the world! For 10% off your purchase, go to shopdignify.com and use code AWESOME at checkout!Grove: For a FREE 60-day VIP membership and a bonus gift when you sign up and place an order of $20 or more, check out Grove at Grove.co/AWESOMEThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/12/181h 5m

Ep. 172 How I told my sister I'm pregnant

Surprise! Meg's sister Emily is back on Sorta Awesome this week, and one of them has a big announcement! Content warning: pregnancy, babies, and other topics that might be sensitive for some of our Awesomes or the little ones who sometimes listen along. The big news plus tech-y happiness and an Advent album in Awesome of the Week!ShoeDazzle: Go to shoedazzle.com/awesome and get 50% off your first order when you sign up as a VIPDignify: Beautiful throws and blankets that do good in the world! For 10% off your purchase, go to shopdignify.com and use code AWESOME at checkout!Grove: For a FREE 60-day VIP membership and a bonus gift when you sign up and place an order of $20 or more, check out Grove at Grove.co/AWESOMEThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Emily on Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/11/181h 6m

Ep. 171 Sorta Awesome Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Awesomes! It’s the most WONDERFUL time of the year, that time of year when we cozy up right next to you and help you solve your biggest gift-giving questions! Join Meg, Kelly, and Rebekah for the annual Sorta Awesome Holiday Gift Guide! The 2018 version of the gift guide will help you tackle the toughest parts of your holiday gift-giving including just the right picks for your mother-in-law, your college-aged brother, and gifts that will work for a whole family. All of that plus stocking stuffers, best gifts of the year, and our own personal wish lists!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Lola: Go to mylola.com and enter code awesome40 at checkout for 40% off your subscriptionAudible: Go to Audible.com/SORTAAWESOME or text SORTAAWESOME to 500-500 for a free 30-day trial membership!Kopari: Go to kopari.com/awesome and see how you can save $5 off your first orderGrove: For a FREE 60-day VIP membership and a bonus gift when you sign up and place an order of $20 or more, check out Grove at Grove.co/AWESOME Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!COMPLETE SHOW NOTES FOR THE 2018 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDEYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/11/181h 22m

Ep. 170 Our first faves

Do you remember the first novel you loved so much you read it over and over? How about the first song you couldn't stop listening to or the first movie you raved about to all of your friends? For most of us, those moments in pop culture that introduced us to our first FAVORITES tell us a lot about who we were back then and how it influenced us to this day. This week, join Meg and Knox McCoy - author and co-host of The Popcast with Knox and Jamie - as they do a deep dive into their own personal first favorites from pop culture including books, sports, and those "edgy" alternative phases. All of that, plus Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Away: The luggage with POWER! For $20 off your Away suitcase, go to awaytravel.com/awesome and use promo code awesome at check-out!ShoeDazzle: Go to shoedazzle.com/awesome and get 50% off your first order when you sign up as a VIPDignify: Beautiful throws and blankets that do good in the world! For 10% off your purchase, go to shopdignify.com and use code AWESOME at checkout!Grove: For a FREE 60-day VIP membership and a bonus gift when you sign up and place an order of $20 or more, check out Grove at Grove.co/AWESOMEThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!Find Knox's book The Wondering Years on Amazon!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Knox at KnoxMcCoy.com!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/11/1859m 56s

Ep. 169 Can we not?!

Some things are undeniably awesome, and some things are definitely not. This week, Meg is joined by Kelly and Rebekah to hash out some stuff that just has to go! Tune in to hear an airing of cultural pet peeves that will leave you high-fiving in agreement and also wondering whether or not Meg is a monster behind the wheel. All of that plus loads of good stuff for November in Awesome of the Week!When you shop Amazon this holiday season, support Sorta Awesome by shopping through our affiliate link at sortaawesomeshow.com/amazonTHANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Grove: For a FREE 60-day VIP membership and a bonus gift when you sign up and place an order of $20 or more, check out Grove at Grove.co/AWESOMELinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions applyThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/11/1855m 37s

Ep. 168 True confessions: home life edition

Life doesn't always go as planned, and that's why we look for the awesome in every circumstance! This wasn't the show we had planned to bring you this week, but we hope you'll enjoy the awesome of a throw-back group show (Meg, Kelly, Rebekah, AND Laura!) that you may not have heard before. Tune in to hear an episode that previously was only available to Homemaking Bundle customers and to our Super Star Awesome Supporters - all of our true confessions about home life and parenting! From enjoying the fruits of an elderly neighbor's labor to making kids sleep in closets, there are some REAL jaw-dropping confessions in this episode. Happy listening!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Kopari: Go to kopari.com/awesome and see how you can save $5 off your first orderThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Laura at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFind Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/10/181h 12m

Ep. 167 Bad boys, love triangles, and swoon-worthy romance

This week, giggles abound and confessions flow freely as co-host Rebekah joins Meg to discuss romance in pop culture! From Westley and Buttercup to Monica and Chandler and all kinds of couples in-between, you'll hear their favorites from TV shows, movies, and music. All of that plus sweet-tooth inspiration and new favorite denim in Awesome of the Week!Become a Sorta Awesome SUPER STAR for access to exclusive episodes and a delightfully private Hangout Group by going to sortaawesomeshow.com/supportTHANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Grove: For a FREE 60-day VIP membership and a bonus gift when you sign up and place an order of $20 or more, check out Grove at Grove.co/AWESOMEShoeDazzle: Go to shoedazzle.com/awesome and get 50% off your first order when you sign up as a VIP You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/10/181h 6m

Cathedrals, the Enneagram, and finding your sweet spot

Awesomes, welcome back to another episode in the Extra Awesome series! We are so excited to welcome writer and speaker Annie F. Downs to Sorta Awesome. Tune in to hear Annie and Meg talk about the challenges of settling into your sweet spot when it doesn't look the way you thought it would, plus lots of Enneagram talk, yoga thoughts, and spiritual reflections mixed in, too! Find Annie's newest book Remember God on Amazon and everywhere you shop for books!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Annie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/10/1835m 9s

Ep. 166 The Awesome List Fall 2018

Who loves a Top Ten List? YOU DO, RIGHT?! Hurry up and hit Play on an episode loved by Awesomes everywhere - the Top Ten List for Fall 2018! Join Meg and Kelly this week as they give you all the scoop on everything home, kitchen, and closet for the season ahead including a take-anywhere casserole, secret menu Starbucks, and the perfect fall cardigan! All of that plus change-your-life cookbooks and a brilliant writer in Awesome of the Week!Sampling of Awesome List links:Slow Cooker Creamy White Chicken Chiliperfect cardiganBamboo travel mugStainless Steel Food Mill BE SURE TO CLICK OVER TO THE SHOW NOTES FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF FALL 2018 AWESOME LINKS!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Away: The luggage with POWER! For $20 off your Away suitcase, go to awaytravel.com/awesome and use promo code awesome at check-out!Zola - Zola.com/awesome for 30% off your Save The Date or invitation orderLinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/10/181h 7m

Ep. 165 Ultimate Guide to Making Netflix Awesome!

Hey you, wanna be Netflix buddies? We promise we won't make it weird! Come hang out with Meg and her sister and Sorta Awesome regular Emily Harris as they do a deep-dive into all things Netflix! Tune in to discover who still has Netflix DVD subscriptions, whether or not the infamous Netflix algorithm works, and how to make the most of Netflix snacking! All of that plus lovely lashes, podcast binging, and wild mushrooms (?!) in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Grove: For a FREE 60-day VIP membership and a bonus gift when you sign up and place an order of $20 or more, check out Grove at Grove.co/AWESOMEKopari: Go to kopari.com/awesome and see how you can save $5 off your first orderShoeDazzle: Go to shoedazzle.com/awesome and get 50% off your first order when you sign up as a VIPThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/10/181h 4m

Ep. 164 How to be smart, strong, and social at every age!

As the late Dr. Maya Angelou taught us, "I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better." As we continue our exploration of living a life more awesome in 2018, tune in to hear Meg and special guest Chris Ann Brekhus of the beautiful boutique LoveFeast as they revisit their 20s, 30s, and 40s, and share what they wish they knew then that would have helped them to become smarter, stronger, and more social! All of that plus fun readers and easy chicken in Awesome of the Week!USE EXCLUSIVE CODE SALOVE15 for 15% off of your order at LoveFeast Shop!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Simple Habit: For a free 7-day trial to the premium library for this five-minute meditation app, go to simplehabit.com/AWESOMEGrove: For a FREE 60-day VIP membership and a bonus gift when you sign up and place an order of $20 or more, check out Grove at Grove.co/AWESOMEMadison Reed: Find your perfect shade and get 10% off your first color kit at Madison-Reed.com PROMO CODE: AWESOMEThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/09/181h 4m

Ep. 163 10 Mantras for Happier Parents

Is it possible to find the happiness we are craving in our daily lives? KJ Dell'Antonia - writer and contributor to the New York Times - says YES! And her new book How To Be A Happier Parent shows you specifically how to create an awesome home life for both parents and kids. Join KJ in this conversation with Meg as they explore ten mantras that parents (or grandparents, aunts and uncles, and teachers) can remember to get started on the path to building strong, happy relationships with kids! All of that plus fall closet inspiration and a GREAT pair of taupe booties in Awesome of the Week!Sign up for the Sorta Awesome newsletterTHANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Grove: For a FREE 60-day VIP membership and a bonus gift when you sign up and place an order of $20 or more, check out Grove at Grove.co/AWESOMEMadison Reed: Find your perfect shade and get 10% off your first color kit at Madison-Reed.com PROMO CODE: AWESOMEKopari: Go to kopari.com/awesome and see how you can save $5 off your first orderZola - Zola.com/awesome for $50 towards your registryThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find KJ on her website, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/09/1856m 13s

Ep. 162 Self-care, self-comfort, what's healthy, what's not

Self-care has dominated magazine headlines and conversations with our therapists for years now, but do you ever wonder if you are doing it right? Tune in to this conversation with Meg and Kelly as they deep-dive into the difference between self-care and self-comfort and explore how to know if you are staying on the healthy side of the spectrum when it comes to caring for your awesome self! All of that plus TONS of great listening in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Lola: Go to mylola.com and enter code awesome40 at checkout for 40% off your subscriptionAway: The luggage with POWER! For $20 off your Away suitcase, go to awaytravel.com/awesome and use promo code awesome at check-out!LinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on THIS and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/09/181h 0m

Ep. 161 All we do is WIN (sorta)

When you are all about living that awesome life, there's a lot of winning to celebrate! Join Meg and Rebekah this week as they share some recent wins, and stick around to hear them confess the not-winning areas where they need a little help. All of that plus some amazing books for kids and also getting cozy with Netflix in Awesome of the Week!Feeling super shiny these days? Want to get the inside scoop on all things Sorta Awesome? Become a Sorta Awesome Super Star listener supporter!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Grove: For a FREE 60-day VIP membership and a bonus gift when you sign up and place an order of $20 or more, check out Grove at Grove.co/AWESOMEDaily Harvest: Use promo code AWESOME for three FREE Daily Harvest cups at daily-harvest.comAudible: Go to Audible.com/AWESOME or text AWESOME to 500-500 for a free 30-day trial membership!Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/09/181h 11m

Lose the guilt, work smarter, and thrive with Jessica Turner

Welcome back to our Extra Awesome series! Jessica N. Turner returns to Sorta Awesome to talk to Meg all about how to overcome mom guilt and embrace the awesome as a working mom. Tune in to hear how Jessica's own journey led to her writing her newest book Stretched Too Thin, and as always, get great book recommendations from her favorite reads so far this year!Find Jessica on her blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and pick up her book Stretched Too Thin!You can find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/09/1832m 51s

Ep. 160 Stress-free style & Fall 2018's hottest trends

Calling all Awesomes! Whether you are a natural-born fashion maven or you've got no time to be on-trend, you do not want to miss this episode! Meg is joined by Alison Lumbatis from Get Your Pretty On who is here to make getting dressed your easiest decision of the day. Tune in to hear the basics of capsule wardrobes, how you can wear a style at any size, and what is going to be HOT as temperatures cool off this Fall 2018! And you'll hear about the buzz-worthy movie we are loving on Netflix as well as an Enneagram-favorite in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Grove: For a FREE 60-day VIP membership and a bonus gift when you sign up and place an order of $20 or more, check out Grove at Grove.co/AWESOMESimple Habit: For a free 7-day trial to the premium library for this five-minute meditation app, go to simplehabit.com/AWESOMEKneipp: For 15% off your first order, go to Kneipp.com, that’s K-N-E-I-P-P-dot-com, and use promo code AWESOME at checkout!Sweet Defeat: For 50% off your order, go to SweetDefeat.com/AWESOME and enter promo code AWESOME at checkoutThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!Get your FREE GIFT from Alison! Casual Wardrobe Basics BuilderYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Alison at GetYourPrettyOn!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/08/1849m 6s

Ep 159 How to have AWESOME mornings

Rise and shine, Awesomes! Whether you are an chirpy-chipper early bird or an up-at-all-hours night owl, we ALL want to have happier mornings! Tune in to hear a devoted early riser and a committed late night lady discuss how all of our mornings can be more awesome. All of that plus so much good stuff for listening to in Meg and Kelly's Awesome of the Week!** FIND OUT HOW TO BECOME A SORTA AWESOME SUPER STAR LISTENER SUPPORTER **THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Grove: For a FREE 60-day VIP membership and a bonus gift when you sign up and place an order of $20 or more, check out Grove at Grove.co/AWESOMEKopari: Go to kopari.com/awesome and see how you can save $5 off your first orderLinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/08/181h 1m

Ep. 158 These are a few of our favorite things (a group show!)

As lovely as raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens can be, it's time for us to share with you a few of OUR favorite things! This week, regular Sorta Awesome co-hosts Rebekah Hoffer and Kelly Gordon join Meg to give you a sparkly, happy list of favorite things including compliments that made us blush, commercials that made us cry, and diagramming sentences for fun (what? yes!). All of that plus LOTS of Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Audible: Go to Audible.com/AWESOME or text AWESOME to 500-500 for a free 30-day trial membership!Daily Harvest: Use promo code AWESOME for three FREE Daily Harvest cups at daily-harvest.comThank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/08/181h 8m

Ep 157 Happy endings, broken hearts, and Bachelor Nation

Are you ready for the episode that co-host Rebekah says she's been preparing to share with you her whole life? That's right, Rebekah is back this week and she and Meg are deep-diving into the awesome of Bachelor Nation! Tune in to hear them talk about their personal histories with the Bachelor and the Bachelorette, their thoughts on the scandals and the outcomes of the recently-concluded Bachelorette season, and whether or not your entertainment should match your moral code. All of that, plus delicious recipes and delightful handmade jewelry in Awesome of the Week! THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Away: The luggage with POWER! For $20 off your Away suitcase, go to awaytravel.com/awesome and use promo code awesome at check-out!Thank you to all of our Sorta Awesome sponsors!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/08/181h 7m

Ep. 156 Let's share our new (school) year's resolutions!

Sharpen those No. 2 pencils and cue the confetti canon because we are on the cusp of a brand new year - a new SCHOOL year! Whether or not your life is connected to the school calendar, this is a great time to check in on how your year is going - are you meeting your goals for 2018? Should you scrap that list from January and start fresh this August? Join Meg and her sister Emily as they talk through what goals they are taking on for the months ahead! All of that, plus Awesome of the Week!Sign up for the Sorta Awesome newsletter or check out our listener supporter page to find out how you can become a Sorta Awesome Super Star!Thank you to our sponsors:LinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Emily on Instagram at @emily34331Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/08/1849m 25s

Ep. 155 Rescuing meal plans & picking the perfect planner

It's (almost!) August, and some of our Awesomes are heading into the second half of summer while others are stocking up on school supplies. Whatever the time of year though, we know our Awesomes love to talk about smooth systems of organization. Today's episode features two helpful conversations to get you on track (or at least start thinking about getting on track!). First, former co-host of Sorta Awesome and current host of Smartest Person in the Room and creator of 10 Things To Tell You Laura Tremaine stops by, and she has many words to share on picking the perfect planner. Later, Meg is joined by Awesome Tiffany King, creator of Eat At Home meal plans and author of the new cookbook Eat At Home Tonight. Tune in to get the second half of 2018 on track for AWESOME!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Daily Harvest: Use promo code AWESOME for three FREE Daily Harvest cups at daily-harvest.comKopari: Go to kopari.com/awesome to find their best-selling coconut deodorant and see how you can save $5 off your first orderVisit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Laura at 10ThingsToTellYou.com, Smartest Person in the Room, and also at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!Find Tiffany King at Eat At Home and find more information on her cookbook at Eat At Home Tonight.comAnd don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/07/1856m 49s

Ep. 154 Open to awesome: infertility to a houseful

You know at Sorta Awesome, we are big fans of the big pivots that people take in life, and today's episode tells the story of one Awesome who chose to keep saying Yes and taking those pivots toward starting a family even when circumstances were not-so-awesome. Tune in to hear how Kate unexpectedly became a mama to many and how awesome can turn up in the most unexpected ways!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Sun Basket: To get your family in on the Sun Basket fun, Go to sunbasket.com/sorta today to get $35 off your first order!Madison Reed: Madison Reed makes hair color easy, affordable, and awesome! Get 10% off and free shipping on your first order at madison-reed.com and use code SORTAAWESOMESworkit: Get in the best shape of your life! Go to sworkit.com/awesome and use offer code AWESOME for a 30 day free trial and 10% off of your membershipGrove: Grove.co makes it easy to have an awesomely healthy home! Go to Grove.co/AWESOME to sign up get an amazing $30 gift set, a FREE 60-day VIP membership, and a bonus gift just for you when you sign up and place an order of $20 or more!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find Kate on Instagram and her blog!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/07/1855m 53s

Ep. 153 Bloopers, bonus footage, and origin stories

Lost footage found and past giggles revisited and more in this episode of Sorta Awesome! From the most famous (and infamous) moments on the show to the confession at the end that Meg was sure she'd never share on air, you don't want to miss the silliness we found in more than three years of creating Sorta Awesome just for you!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:SWorkIt: Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL and 10% off your membership at sworkit.com/AWESOME promo code AWESOMEGrove: For a FREE 60-day VIP membership and a bonus gift when you sign up and place an order of $20 or more, check out Grove at Grove.co/AWESOMELola: Go to mylola.com and enter code awesome40 at checkout for 40% off your subscriptionYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/07/1855m 46s

Ep. 152 Out of the mouths of (my) babes

For three years, two young Awesomes have been asking to come on Sorta Awesome, and this week, their wish comes true! Tune in to hear Meg's daughters Dacey and AJ answer questions from our Super Star Awesome community! They talk friendship, sisterhood, pop culture, and decide whether or not their mom is a Cool Mom. All of that plus a triple dose of Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Daily Harvest: Use promo code AWESOME for three FREE Daily Harvest cups at daily-harvest.comAway: The luggage with POWER! For $20 off your Away suitcase, go to awaytravel.com/awesome and use promo code awesome at check-out!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/07/181h 0m

Ep. 151 How to host and drink like Julia Child

Is there anyone more epic and awesome when it comes to entertaining than Julia Child? What a legacy of gracious, joy-filled entertaining she left for our world. Today's episode features Dini Rao of Dini Vino, and Dini had the opportunity to experience Julia Child in her element - hosting and loving spending time with people in her home. Tune in to hear more about how to create a home that is open to hosting friends and family in ways that would make Julia so proud! All of that plus some VERY AWESOME Awesomes of the Week!Find out more about becoming a Sorta Awesome listener supporter at sortaawesomeshow.com/supportTHANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Skylar: For a limited time offer, try the Skylar sample palette with free shipping plus earn a $20 credit towards your next full-sized perfume purchase. Visit skylar.com/AWESOME You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can find Dini on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/06/1844m 49s

Reality TV Deep Dive: Big Brother

Extra Awesome time! This bonus episode of Sorta Awesome declares that CBS's long-running reality show Big Brother is one of the most awesome things about summer. Agree? Disagree? Have no idea what we're talking about? Tune in to hear regular Sorta Awesome co-host Rebekah Hoffer dish on all things Big Brother with Awesome favorite Cara Pence! They talk Big Brother strategy, favorites, villains, and predictions for SEASON 20 which premieres June 28, 2018!Find Cara on Twitter - @surgeonsongs Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/06/1848m 52s

Ep. 150 Faves and Fails: Summer 2018 Edition

At Sorta Awesome, we are committed to bringing you all the awesome you need to know, and we have a fresh dose of new favorites to tell you about this week! Meg and Rebekah are talking all about their recent faves along with a handful of fails, too. Tune in to hear more about curly girls, glitzy eye shadows, cable-less live TV, creative art supplies, and more! And as always, awesome of the week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Sun Basket: To get your family in on the Sun Basket fun, Go to sunbasket.com/sorta today to get $35 off your first order!Daily Harvest: Use promo code AWESOME for three FREE Daily Harvest cups at daily-harvest.comBombas: Save 20% by visiting bombas.com/awesome and enter the offer AWESOME in the checkout code spaceLinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/06/181h 6m

Ep. 149 Let's play pro/con/pro!

What if you had FIVE MINUTES to convince other people to be into the things that you are super into? That's the game Meg plays with her sister Emily who makes her annual summer appearance on this episode of Sorta Awesome! Tune into to hear the topics each sister picked for the other to talk about as they set the timer and play a few rounds of pro/con/pro!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Away: The luggage with POWER! For $20 off your Away suitcase, go to awaytravel.com/awesome and use promo code awesome at check-out!Candid Co.: Save 25% on your modeling kit for straighter, whiter teeth at candidco.com/AWESOMEStoryWorth: Capture the stories of your family for now and generations to come! For $20 off your subscription, visit storyworth.com/awesomeYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can find Emily on Instagram at @emily34331Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/06/181h 10m

Ep. 148 Do's and don'ts for an awesome marriage

Marriage! Marriage is what brings us together today! Tune in to hear Meg and Kelly share some lessons learned over a combined (almost!) fifty years of marriage. All of that plus great stuff for your ears in Awesome of the Week!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:RXBAR is 100% whole food nutrition that tastes delicious! Get 25% off your first order by going to rxbar.com/awesome and use promo code awesomeAudible: Go to Audible.com/AWESOME or text AWESOME to 500-500 for a free 30-day trial membership!Bombas: Save 20% by visiting bombas.com/awesome and enter the offer AWESOME in the checkout code spaceLinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/AWESOME and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/06/1858m 30s

Ep. 147 Sizzling awesome reads for summer 2018

Just in time to get your library list all filled out for road trips, lazy mornings, and hours spent poolside, we've got some SIZZLING summer reads for 2018! Join Meg and Sorta Awesome regular Leigh Kramer as they share their picks for your summer reading list and celebrate the arrival of Leigh's first novel that comes out this month: A Storied Life!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Candid Co.: Save 25% on your modeling kit for straighter, whiter teeth at candidco.com/AWESOMERover - Get a $25 credit toward your first book at rover.com/sortaawesome CODE: sortaawesomeYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Leigh on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/06/181h 10m

Ep. 146 From granny house to dream home!

The path to finding a totally awesome dream home looks different for all of us! Today's episode tells the story of an amazing Southern California home renovation overseen by Awesome Jen Johnson. From following her intuition on big decisions to the project that went surprisingly overbudget to the joys and pains of working with a celebrity contractor, Jen's take on creating the home of her dreams is sure to inspire!DON'T FORGET TO TAKE OUR 2018 LISTENER SURVEY!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Sun Basket: To get your family in on the Sun Basket fun, Go to sunbasket.com/sorta today to get $35 off your first order!Daily Harvest: Use promo code AWESOME for three FREE Daily Harvest cups at daily-harvest.comKneipp: For 15% off your first order, go to Kneipp.com and use promo code AWESOME at checkout!SHOW NOTES:You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/05/1847m 32s

Ep. 145 Parenting hacks for the most AWESOME summer yet!

Time to dig out the beach towels and pop on your sunglasses because ready or not, summer is here! Join Meg, Kelly, and Rebekah as they share their top hacks to stop the summer blues before they even start with their very best parenting hacks for an awesome summer! From screen time to sibling squabbles, they cover it all - plus loads of good stuff in Awesome of the Week!CLICK HERE TO TAKE OUR AWESOME LISTENER SURVEY! THANK YOU!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Smith & Noble: LIMITED TIME OFFER! 25% off of custom window treatments at smithandnoble.com/AWESOMELola: Go to mylola.com/awesome and enter code AWESOME40 at checkout for 40% off your first subscriptionAway: The luggage with POWER! For $20 off your Away suitcase, go to awaytravel.com/awesome and use promo code awesome at check-out!Candid Co.: Save 25% on your modeling kit for straighter, whiter teeth at candidco.com/AWESOMEYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/05/181h 10m

Ep. 144 Grieving with Hope with Adriel Booker

As we contemplate all the ways to make home life more awesome in the month of May, we turn our attention to family life and to the specific pain, hope, and healing that comes with pregnancy loss. Today, Meg is joined by author and speaker Adriel Booker whose new book Grace Like Scarlett draws upon these very issues. Tune in to hear a compassionate, honest, and uplifting conversation about how we can navigate these losses with hope.THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Smith and Noble: LIMITED TIME OFFER! 25% off of custom window treatments at smithandnoble.com/AWESOMERXBAR Kids is 100% whole food nutrition that tastes delcious! Get 25% off your first order by going to rxbar.com/awesome and use promo code awesomeAudible: Go to Audible.com/AWESOME or text AWESOME to 500-500 for a free 30-day trial membership!Rover - Get a $25 credit toward your first book at rover.com/sortaawesome CODE: sortaawesomeYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Adriel on her blog and @adrielbooker on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/05/1859m 55s

Ep. 143 Everything you need to know about gifts and giving!

Oh, how we love all love to give gifts and get them, too, right? Or no? Most of us know that giving gifts and opening gifts from our friends and loved ones SHOULD be fun, it is all too often fraught with disappointment and frustration. Tune in to hear Meg and Rebekah help you know all the ins-and-outs of all things gifts!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Smith and Noble: LIMITED TIME OFFER! 25% off of custom window treatments at smithandnoble.com/AWESOMEDaily Harvest: Use promo code AWESOME for three FREE Daily Harvest cups atdaily-harvest.comStoryWorth: Capture the stories of your family for now and generations to come! Makes a GREAT Mother's Day gift! For $20 off your subscription, visit storyworth.com/awesomeYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/05/181h 0m

Ep. 142 Easy and awesome ways to celebrate the everyday!

Why wait for a big holiday to celebrate? There are so many ways to celebrate the little moments of life, and this week, Meg and Kelly share their ideas plus TONS of inspiration from the Awesome community! All of that, plus Awesomes of the Week!THANK YOU to our sponsors!TULA: skincare essentials to care for all skin types and ages packed with probiotics! Go to tula.com/awesome and use code awesome at check-out for 20% off your purchase!Modcloth: sweet summer styles at any size! Go to Modcloth.com and use code awesome at check-out for 15% off of your purchase of $100 or more! ButcherBox: 100% grass-fed or grass-finished beef, free range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork delivered right to your door! Go to butcherbox.com/awesome and use code awesome for FREE BACON and 20% off of your first box!Sun Basket: To get your family in on the Sun Basket fun, Go to sunbasket.com/sorta today to get $35 off your first order!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/04/181h 8m

Ep. 141 The Four Tendencies plan a party with Gretchen Rubin

April is all about CELEBRATING here at Sorta Awesome as we mark three years of serving up all that is awesome for you! We can't think of a better way to celebrate this week than by welcoming bestselling author and beloved happiness guru Gretchen Rubin to Sorta Awesome! Tune in to hear Meg ask Gretchen about The Four Tendencies - the personality and preference framework that Gretchen created to help people understand motivation - and how each of those Tendency types might show up for celebration. You won't want to miss this fascinating and helpful conversation!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Magic: 24/7 personal assistant support at your fingertips. Go to getmagic.com/AWESOME and your first request is free!Audible: Go to Audible.com/AWESOME or text AWESOME to 500-500 for a free 30-day trial membership!Away: The luggage with POWER! For $20 off your Away suitcase, go to awaytravel.com/awesome and use promo code awesome at check-out!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or InstagramYou can find Gretchen at GretchenRubin.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and InstagramFind Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and InstagramVisit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/04/181h 1m

Ep. 140 Let's open a time capsule of awesome!

Awesomes, in April we are CELEBRATING! Sorta Awesome just turned three years old, and this whole month, we are devoting the whole show to the theme of celebrations. If you like to get sentimental and reflective on your birthday, you will LOVE this deluxe-length episode featuring Meg, Rebekah, and Kelly opening up the time capsules of their lives and sharing with you who they were and what they were into through the years!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:AxThePinkTax.comMagic: 24/7 personal assistant support at your fingertips. Go to getmagic.com/AWESOME and your first request is free!Smith and Noble: 25% off of custom window treatments at smithandnoble.com/AWESOMERXBAR Kids is 100% whole food nutrition that tastes delcious! Get 25% off your first order by going to rxbar.com/awesome and use promo code awesomeVisit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/04/181h 21m

Extra Awesome: 100 ways to be more awesome with money with Erin Odom

In this newest episode in the Extra Awesome series, Erin Odom returns to Sorta Awesome to talk about her brand new book that is FILLED with 100 tips, tricks, and hacks to help you achieve your financial goals! Tune in to hear her and Meg get super honest about the highs and lows of budgeting including their shared health care epiphany and how the secret to saying goodbye to the Joneses!Find Erin on her blog The Humbled Homemaker.You Can Stay Home With Your Kids! 100 Tips, Tricks, and Ways to Make It Work!More Than Just Making ItYou can find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/04/1835m 36s

Extra Awesome: Laura Tremaine has 10 Things To Tell You

April is going to be AWESOME on Sorta Awesome, and we are kicking things off with a SPECIAL FRIDAY EDITION of Extra Awesome featuring Laura Tremaine! That's right, Laura is back to fill us in on what she's been up to in the past few months, and you guys, she has some things to tell you! Tune in to hear Meg and Laura dish all the scoop on mind-blowing books, social media breaks, and lingerie that will change your life!Hear part 2 of this episode by becoming a Sorta Awesome supporterTHANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Smith and Noble: 25% off of custom window treatments at smithandnoble.com/AWESOMEMagic: 24/7 personal assistant support at your fingertips. Go to getmagic.com/AWESOME and your first request is free!Daily Harvest: Use promo code AWESOME for three FREE Daily Harvest cups atdaily-harvest.comVisit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Laura NOW at 10ThingsToTellYou.com and also at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/04/181h 11m

Ep. 139 Resurrection: new life on the other side of a faith shift

It's been one year since Meg and Kelly opened up about the good, the bad, and the ugly of their spiritual journeys. In this episode, you'll hear them share about ALL the changes a year can bring!Special thanks to our sponsors:Smith and Noble: 25% off of custom window treatments at smithandnoble.com/AWESOMEMagic: 24/7 personal assistant support at your fingertips. Go to getmagic.com/AWESOME and your first request is free!Modcloth: 15% off of your order of $100 or more at modcloth.com/awesomeSun Basket: To get your family in on the Sun Basket fun, Go to sunbasket.com/sorta today to get $35 off your first order!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/03/181h 11m

Ep. 138 10 Awesome ways to be smarter, stronger, and more social!

It's more than a tagline - it's a way of life! Join us this week for an inspiring conversation with some Sorta Awesome favorites on how to be smarter, stronger, and more social! All of that, plus Awesome of the Week!Special thanks to our sponsors:Audible: Go to Audible.com/SORTAAWESOME or text SORTAAWESOME to 500-500 for a free 30-day trial membership!Omax3: Go to tryomax.com/AWESOME today to get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure FOR FREE!CBS All-access The Good Fight: Hurry to CBS.com/AWESOME for your FREE trial of CBS AllAccess and get caught up now on The Good FightDaily Harvest: Use promo code AWESOME for three FREE Daily Harvest cups atdaily-harvest.comYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/03/181h 3m

Ep. 137 Coming out conversations with Brett Trapp of Blue Babies Pink

At the end of 2017, Sorta Awesome co-host Kelly named Blue Babies Pink - Brett Trapp's story of growing up gay and Christian in the South - as her Awesome of the Year. Today, we are honored to welcome Brett to Sorta Awesome! Join Meg and Kelly in this conversation with Brett about how we can all show up in excellent ways when it comes to coming out conversations. You won't want to miss Brett's wisdom, humor, and candor!Special thanks to our sponsors:RX BAR for kids: 100% whole food nutrition that tastes delicious! Get 25% off your first order by going to rxbar.com/awesome and use promo code awesomeMagic: 24/7 personal assistant support at your fingertips. Go to getmagic.com/AWESOME and your first request is free!CBS All-access The Good Fight: Hurry to CBS.com/AWESOME for your FREE trial of CBS AllAccess and get caught up now on The Good FightLOLA: Go to mylola.com/awesome and enter code AWESOME40 at checkout for 40% off your first subscriptionVisit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode.You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or InstagramFind Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and InstagramFind Brett at Blue Babies Pink, Twitter, Facebook, and InstagramSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/03/181h 8m

A Wrinkle in Time: tesseracts, tears, sacrifice, and stars

Why is everyone talking about Madeline L'Engle's modern classic A Wrinkle in Time? If you loved the book, should you see the current Ava Duvernay film adaptation? Should you take your kids to see it? Why on earth did Meg not read this book until she was forty years old?In this episode in the Extra Awesome series, Meg and co-host Kelly talk all things A Wrinkle in Time, including how this novel aligns itself perfectly with the Year of the Awesome!Show notes:Madeline L'Engle, A Wrinkle in TimeAmerica Magazine: An Ignatian Guide to a Wrinkle in TimeVisit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode.You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or InstagramFind Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and InstagramSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/03/1840m 17s

Introducing The Bible Series: Son of God

Award winning producers, Mark Burnett & Roma Downey, bring you the story of Jesus on audio! Experience his journey like never before through the voice of a master storyteller. Narrated by Roma Downey and scored by Hans Zimmer, this compelling and powerful 7-episode podcast event will take you on the journey of Jesus’ life from his baptism, to his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/03/184m 40s

Ep. 136 Confessions: embarrassing moments edition!

We immediately regret this decision.SPECIAL THANKS TO:Rover - Get a $25 credit toward your first book at rover.com/sortaawesome CODE: sortaawesomeDaily Burn: SIXTY DAY FREE TRIAL at dailyburn.com/awesomeDaily Harvest: Use promo code AWESOME for three FREE Daily Harvest cups atdaily-harvest.comYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/03/181h 13m

Ep. 135 How to chat with your girlfriends about race

Wanna know something about being an Awesome? We don't mind getting awkward if it will lead to awesome! Conversations about race and racial dynamics can be awkward, difficult, and painful. Thankfully, we're bringing in a woman who can help us learn to transform those uncomfortable chats into powerful conversation by connecting, engaging, and feeling. Krystle Cobran brings her warm, compassionate wisdom to Sorta Awesome in this episode, and you do NOT want to miss what she has to share!SPECIAL THANKS TO:Sun Basket: To get your family in on the Sun Basket fun, Go to sunbasket.com/sorta today to get $35 off your first order!Omax3: Go to tryomax.com/AWESOME today to get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure FOR FREE!MOLEKULE: Go to molekule.com and enter code AWESOME at check-out for a special offer for the Awesomes!You can find more of Krystle on her website YourBraveBox.com, Twitter, and Instagram!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/03/181h 3m

Ep. 134 10 secrets of friendship REVEALED

Do you ever wonder how you became an adult who still struggles to make friends? We are here to reveal to you ten secrets to help you be the friend that everyone will want to get to know better! From figuring out how to approach people to build a friendship to knowing what to say to a friend when times get tough, we've got insights for every situation. Plus, our amazing and fierce friend Osheta Moore is here to join Meg with some Awesome of the Week!Become a Sorta Awesome listener supporter by checking out our support page where you'll get access to all of our EXCLUSIVE supporter-only episodes and our private Facebook group!Thank you to our sponsors:CBS The Good Fight: Hurry to CBS.com/AWESOME for your FREE trial of CBS AllAccess and get caught up now ahead of the season premiere of The Good Fight on March 4th.Audible: Go to Audible.com/SORTAAWESOME or text SORTAAWESOME to 500-500 for a free 30-day trial membership!You can find more of Osheta on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and look for her Shalom Sistas podcast wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/02/1852m 54s

Ep. 133 Fresh tomatoes, yellow t-shirts, and life-changing conversations with Simran Sethi

What if the person you think is the most different from you is the person who might end up being your most powerful teacher? That's the question Meg explores with author, podcaster, educator, and activist Simran Sethi in this episode of Sorta Awesome! Tune in to hear Simran share her wisdom on how to take the most important first step in connecting with others, even and especially those who we disagree with the most. All of that plus Rebekah joins Meg for Awesome of the Week!Be part of the Sorta Awesome LOVE campaign and maybe you'll be loving your brand new Kindle Paperwhite or Amazon goodies in no time at all! And become a Sorta Awesome listener supporter by checking out our support page where you'll get access to all of our EXCLUSIVE supporter-only episodes and our private Facebook group!Thank you to our sponsors:Zola - Zola.com/awesome for $50 towards your registryDaily Burn: SIXTY DAY FREE TRIAL at dailyburn.com/awesomeYou can find Simran on the web, Twitter, or Instagram!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/02/1849m 58s

Ep. 132 Why are you like that? Relationships and the Enneagram with Leigh Kramer

We've all been there - looking at another person, shaking your head, wondering WHY ARE YOU LIKE THAT?! Join Meg and Kelly in finding the answers to that question when they sit down with Leigh Kramer to discover how the Enneagram explains it all!This episode is extra long - skip to 19:40 to dive right into the Enneagram awesome!Share the #SortaAwesomeLove and win! sortaawesomeshow.com/loveGet Meg's 21 Days of Awesome Affirmations series delivered to you daily when you become a Super Star listener supporter! SPECIAL THANKS TO Sun Basket: To get your family in on the Sun Basket fun, Go to sunbasket.com/sorta today to get $35 off your first order!Omax3: Go to tryomax.com/AWESOME today to get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure FOR FREE!BRAVEtogether Virtual Retreat: Find details and registration at BeckyLMcCoy.com/Awesome Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode.You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or InstagramFind Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and InstagramFind Leigh on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and InstagramSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/02/181h 22m

Ep. 131 Cleanse, clog, and consciously communicate with Mary Shores

The way we talk to ourselves matters - and science proves it! This week, Meg is joined by author, speaker, and entrepreneur Mary Shores to talk about how important it is that we are conscious of how we are speaking to ourselves. They also discuss Mary's theory that all of our choices either bring cleansing to our lives or they clog the pathway of our hopes and dreams. Tune in for all of this, plus Meg and Kelly share those Awesomes of the Week!Get Meg's 21 Days of Awesome Affirmations series delivered to you daily when you become a Super Star listener supporter! SPECIAL THANKS TO Daily Harvest! Use promo code AWESOME for three FREE Daily Harvest cups atdaily-harvest.comYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Mary at MaryShores.com and in the Fearless Ambition Facebook Group.Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/02/1846m 33s

Extra Awesome: Getting vulnerable with Jamie Ivey (If Only You Knew)

Chances are you have a skeleton or two tucked away in a closet gathering dust - we all do! But what if the stories you've kept yourself all these years might actually hold the key to unlocking the path to vulnerability and trust in relationships? Join Meg as she chats with author and podcaster Jamie Ivey about the importance of vulnerability in relationships and HOW to open up and talk to others more authentically.Jamie's book If Only You KnewFind Jamie at JamieIvey.comYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/01/1835m 27s

Ep. 130 3 Biggest takeaways you can't miss!

Awesomes! Give yourself a happy high five and a big squeeze! January has been fun, but it has also been some work, right? We're well on our way to making 2018 The Year of the Awesome, and today Meg is here to make sure you haven't missed a thing!Don't miss the 21 Days of Awesome Affirmations Series! Sign up to become a listener supporter at sortaawesomeshow.com/supportThank you to our sponsors:Daily Burn offers thousands of workouts for every level of athlete! Sign up today and get a SIXTY DAY FREE TRIAL at dailyburn.com/awesomeRXBAR Kids is 100% whole food nutrition that tastes delcious! Get 25% off your first order by going to rxbar.com/awesome and use promo code awesomeYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/01/1842m 40s

Introducing Launch

Three out of five people dream of writing a book. Few follow through. What does it take to make that dream into a reality? In this special preview we hear as John August (Go, Big Fish, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) takes his dream and turns it into a reality. Will it be successful? You’ll find out when we do. Subscribe to Launch today: www.wondery.fm/launchSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/01/1814m 25s

Ep. 129 Ten little luxuries to get you through the winter

Awesomes, no need to let the winter doldrums get you down! We're spending the month of January talking about how to take better care of YOU, and Episode 129 features Meg and Rebekah sharing a list of ten little luxuries to get you through these long winter months. From high-end lip balm to hot chocolate that will change your life, they are all about treating you WELL this week!Thank you to our sponsors:LOLA: Go to mylola.com/awesome and enter code AWESOME60 at checkout for 60% off your first subscriptionSun Basket: Go to sunbasket.com/sorta for $35 off of your first orderYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/01/181h 6m

Ep. 128 Love your body, change your world with Jen Hoffman

Are you ready for the Year of the Awesome? We know that the Awesomes can change the world, but only if we start from a strong foundation. This week's episode is a must-listen for anyone who has a body. Chances are, that's you. Listen to body and mindset expert Jen Hoffman of Healthy Moving drop some profound, mindset-changing truth that will start off your year with a revolutionary way of connecting with your body.Thank you to our sponsors:MissionU - MissionU.com/awesome to earn $500 upon completion of programZola - Zola.com/awesome for $50 towards your registryVisit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or InstagramYou can find Jen at HealthyMoving.com and on FacebookSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/01/1856m 9s

Ep. 127 Let's get fired up!

We are ringing in 2018 in an AWESOME way this week! Meg and Kelly want to get you fired up with a message about the future of Sorta Awesome and a little peek at what this year will bring to our community. Then they dig into an exploration of the idea of energy - what if understanding how to manage your energy - not your time - could unlock personal fulfillment in this new year? Tune in to hear all about it! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or InstagramFind Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and InstagramSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/01/1853m 57s

Ep. 126 Best of 2017 (a group show!)

Awesomes, let's send 2017 off with all the gold glitter we can find! In this annual year end wrap-up, Meg is joined by co-hosts Kelly, Rebekah, and Laura, and together they talk through their favorites for the year in listening, reading, and watching. They also share their very favorite episodes of Sorta Awesome from 2017 as well as their Awesomes of the Year! Thank you to our sponsors:Zola - Get $50 toward your registry when you open an account at Zola.com/awesomeVisit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or InstagramFind Laura at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFind Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and InstagramFind Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and InstagramSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/12/171h 17m

Ep 125 Let's get ready to pivot!

As 2017 comes to a close and we are all thinking about what 2018 might hold, we are wondering: are you ready for a pivot moment? Join Meg and Kelly as they explore the concept of pivoting in our lives, whether it's a change in work, beliefs, or relationships. We also hear incredibly powerful stories from Awesomes who have gone through big pivots and want to share their awesome advice with you. All of that plus Awesome of the Week!Thank you to our sponsors:Sun Basket - Get $35 off of your first order at SunBasket.com/sortaStoryworth - Get $20 off of your subscription at Storyworth.com/awesomeVisit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/12/171h 1m

Ep. 124 Spilling our secrets for an awesome first year

We are going gaga for babies this week on Sorta Awesome! Meg invites co-host Rebekah to talk all things baby as they prepare to celebrate the first birthday of the littlest Hoffer baby. You'll hear Meg talk about how she (literally) wrote the book on thriving in baby's first year, and what has changed for her since her twins were born. Then Meg and Rebekah both share all of their best tips, resources, gift ideas, and more to help bring on the awesome for all in those crazy baby days!Thank you to our sponsors Storyworth and LOLA!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/12/171h 6m

Ep. 123 Intuition, friendship, and the future

Every now and again, we take Sorta Awesome back to our roots with a grab bag episode filled with our answers to YOUR questions! This week, Laura joins Meg to answer questions about the weird and wonderful ways friendships work in 2017, how personality systems can sometimes feel stressful, and how an episode of Sorta Awesome ended up changing their lives (and the future of the show!). All of that, plus Awesome of the Week!Find out more about how to become a SUPER Awesome supporter!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Laura at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/12/171h 11m

Extra Awesome: Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Happy holiday season, Awesomes! We know that as many of you gather with family and friends this week, you are also gathering up your shopping lists for holiday gift-giving. We hope our AWESOME recommendations will help you pick things for the naughty and the nice on your list. Show notes for this and every episode of Sorta Awesome can be found at sortaawesomeshow.com/shownotesFind Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and InstagramFind Laura at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFind Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and InstagramAnd don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/11/171h 2m

Ep. 122 Bring the awesome to your Thanksgiving!

It's our first ever Sorta Awesome Thanksgiving episode! Tune in to feast with us on how to bring so much more awesome to your Thanksgiving gathering this year. You'll hear Meg and Kelly discuss recipes, hosting hacks, best-guest tips, and the voices of some Awesomes sharing great Thanksgiving stories. All of that, plus Awesome of the Week!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode.You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or InstagramFind Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and InstagramDon’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/11/171h 2m

Bonus: Thanksgiving Binge

Megan chats with Kate Casey about their favorite episodes on each other's podcasts!Feast on these shows @ www.Wondery.com/Thanksgiving  Sorta Awesome Binge:Popcast with Knox & Jamie - Ep 181”Misunderstood and Misheard Song Lyrics”What Should I Read Next? - Ep 102 “Featuring Gretchen Rubin”The Simple Show - Ep 89 “What (and How) to Watch Stuff”Reply All - Ep 56 “Zardulu”The Babysitter’s Club - “Ep 5 “Dawn and the Impossile Three”Reality Life Binge:The Forward with Lance Armstrong - Ep 6Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald - Whitney CummingsHow to Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black - Ina GartenStories Podcast - Legend of Sleepy HollowMissing Richard Simmons - Ep 1See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/11/1711m 1s

Extra Awesome: Stranger Things with Nish Weiseth

Obsessed with Netflix's original series Stranger Things? Curious about what all the hype is about? Join Meg as she and her dear friend, author, and podcast host Nish Weiseth spend an hour flailing and yelling about all the reasons everyone should be watching Stranger Things! The first twenty minutes are a broad, spoiler-free overview of the show, and after that, they dive into deep discussion of the social, psychological, and spiritual aspects of the series they can't stop talking about.Find Nish's NEW podcast Impolite Company wherever you listen to podcasts!Nish is on Twitter as @NishWeisethWashington Post: 5 80s tropes that Stranger Things turns upside downYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/11/1757m 40s

Ep. 121 Boundaries for the holidays: sane solutions for difficult dynamics

It's the most wonderful time of the year ... sorta. The holidays are fast approaching, and along with this season of joy and thankfulness, there are often difficult family dynamics to navigate. Meg and Kelly invite therapist Annie Wright back to Sorta Awesome to answer some of your questions about how to set (and keep!) healthy boundaries to keep your days merry and bright. All of that plus yummy snacking and a podcast obsession in Awesome of the Week!SHOW NOTES:True Crime ObsessedAnnie Wright PsychotherapyAnnie Wright: Challenged by holiday time spent with family? Explore my build-your-own holiday coping kitAnnie Wright: How boundaries impact every area of your life and what to do if yours needs workFind Annie at her blog AnnieWright.com (along with many free resources!) and on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/11/171h 6m

Ep 120 Fantastic photo solutions for every Awesome

Whether you are a well-organized photo fanatic or a drowning in a photo mess, Meg and Laura have ideas, tips, advice, and more to help you figure out your digital photo situation! You'll hear how to fight the photo overwhelm as well as fantastic ideas on what to do with all those pictures! All of that plus Awesome of the Week!SHOW NOTES:Aveeno shower facialBENEFIT POREfessionalImagine Dragons ThunderChatbooksShutterflyMixbookMPIXCanvas on DemandFramebridgeProject LifeFollow @laura.tremaine on Instagram to participate in #OneDayHHYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Laura at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterVisit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/11/1755m 34s

Extra Awesome: November Book of the Month Club preview

Book of the Month Club has released the November selections! To hear about five hot reads for fall, tune in to hear Meg's preview of this list which includes name recognition debuts and new fiction from old favorites!To find out more about signing up for Book of the Month Club, go to sortaawesomeshow.com/bookofthemonthSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/11/1716m 49s

Ep 119 Digital decisions (a group show!)

Ever wonder how other people are organizing their lives in a digital world? Or how people go about protecting the privacy of their family in the age of Facebook-stalking? Meg gathered all of the co-hosts to talk through some of the biggest digital decisions we make every day, and they are all too happy to share how and why they do what they do! All of that plus a DOUBLE-DOSE of Awesome of the Week!1000 Books Before KindergartenPLAYMOBIL Advent CalendarTim Ferriss's Tools of TitansSmartest Person in the Room Ep 25 Eating Disorders with dietician Nicole AvilaInkwell Daily PlannerMoleskine PlannerNomatic PlannerMeg's favorite skinny glittery washi tapeYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Laura at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFind Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/10/171h 9m

Extra Awesome: Dr. Mary Yamashita answers big questions about breast cancer screening

If you are a woman or cares about someone who is, this episode of Extra Awesome is a must-listen! Thanks to one of our very own Awesomes, Meg was able to connect with Dr. Mary Yamashita - a breast cancer imaging specialist - who is here today to share her answers to some of the biggest questions we have about mammograms and breast cancer screening. You'll hear about one of the biggest risk factors that most women don't know they have, as well as the future of breast cancer screening which may include a spa-like experience! Find out more about Dr. Mary Yamashita here.Find out more about SoftVue clinical trials here. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/10/1731m 27s

Ep. 118 The critical thing you aren't getting

You know you need it, but how much are you getting? Probably not enough! Join Meg and Kelly as they explore how not getting enough sleep is taking more of a toll than you might know. They also share TONS of great tips for getting more and better sleep! All of that plus Awesome of the Week!To hear the original conversation that sparked this show, become a monthly supporter of Sorta Awesome! To find out how to join our team at Patreon, click on our Support page. Kelly's Salted Caramel Oatmeal CookiesMIZON Black Snail All-in-one creamMISSHA Super Aqua Cell Renewal CreamMIZON Snail repair ampouleShow Notes:1. Learning How to Sleep Again, Lisa @ 100 Days of Real Food2. Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? 3. 8 Reasons You Don’t Feel Well-Rested and What You Can Do About ItNatural Calm magnesium powderMagnesium sprayMegan's favorite booklightYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/10/171h 3m

Ep 117 Starbucks, spot lights, and what about those college degrees?

Long before Sorta Awesome debuted in your earbuds, we had a long list of loved (and maybe a few hated) jobs filling our time and our bank accounts. Join Meg and Rebekah as they dip back into their job histories to tell stories and share lessons learned, all while contemplating just what exactly they are doing with those college degrees. All of that, plus Awesome of the Week!SHOW NOTESA Discovery of Witches, Deborah HarknessThis American Life episode #360 "Switched at BirthSight & Sound TheatresBehind the Scenes at Sight & Sound: The Lighting DepartmentYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/10/171h 6m

Ep. 116 Stop buying cheap clothes!

Fast fashion can be lots of fun, but there are some very awesome reasons why we should stop buying those $5 t-shirts. Join Meg and Laura as they share the very different reasons that they've arrived at the same opinion - cheap clothes aren't good for you! All of that, plus Awesome of the Week!SHOW NOTES:Braving the Wilderness, Brene BrownThe Michalaks on YouTube (check out their About video and also try The Story Behind Our Matching Tattoos)Sorta Awesome Episode 92 Ten documentaries that are too awesome to miss!The True CostAdam Ruins Everything, Episode 22 Why Fast Fashion Fails UsLaura's guide of what to look for in buying apparel:1) Fabric2) Seams and buttons3) LiningPatagoniaEverlaneKrochet KidsTapered CollectionEshaktiRabble and RouseSlow FactoryKendi EverydayYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Laura at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterVisit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/10/1759m 16s

Extra Awesome: Osheta Moore & Shalom Sistas

We are thrilled to welcome Osheta Moore back to Sorta Awesome! You loved the wisdom and insight she shared in her first appearance on Sorta Awesome back in Episode 48, and now she is back to talk to Meg about imaginative, creative, and awesome ways to create peace and wholeness in the community around you. Osheta's book Shalom Sistas: Living Wholeheartedly in a Brokenhearted World releases today! You can find more of Osheta on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and look for her Shalom Sistas podcast wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts!You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/10/1730m 54s

Ep. 115 Top ten awesome things for Fall 2017

It is now officially autumn in our part of the world, and we are officially excited to bring you another best of fall episode! Tune in to hear Meg and Kelly talk about the ten things they are counting on to be SO awesome for this fall season! All of that plus an inspiring book and playing dress-up with jewelry in Awesome of the Week!SHOW NOTES:Huffington Post: Don't apologize for your obsession with fall. It's science. It Won’t Be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching by Tom RademacherRocksboxNut-free protein ballsWoodfire CandlesDearfoams Women's Memory Foam Sweater Knit Indoor/Outdoor Bootie SlippersMaple-Glazed Butternut Squash with Clementine and PancettaVintage washed flannel shirtsMel's Kitchen Cafe: Cinnamon Roll Caramel PopcornMeg's floral cardiganMeg's velvet purseNARS Audacious Lipstick in RitaMaybelline Super Stay Matte lipstick in PioneerHow to make body butter from A Delightful Home's Body Scrub Bible:Makes approximately 4 ounces of body butter.Ingredients3 ounces cocoa butter1.5 ounces jojoba oil5 drops of essential oil (optional)You will also need:Double-boilerMixing bowlHand mixerContainer for body butterMethod1. Weigh cocoa butter then place in the top of a double-boiler. If you are using largechunks of cocoa butter, cut into smaller pieces to make the melting process a littlequicker. Heat over medium heat until the cocoa butter has melted.2. Once cocoa butter has melted, remove from heat. Add jojoba oil.3. Let cool briefly then pour oil mixture into a bowl. Leave to cool.The cooling process can take a number of hours. You can speed things along byplacing bowl in the fridge or freezer for a little while, or sit bowl in an ice bath.Once the oils have cooled and begun to turn opaque, it’s time to whip.4. Using a hand mixer, whip the body butter. Whip for two minutes and let sit for anotherfive minutes.Whip for another two minutes, then let sit for another five. Continue this process untilthe body butter is whipped to your liking.Once body butter is thick and creamy, scoop into jar.A Delightful Home: Body Butter Basics e-course (use code AWESOME for 50% off at check-out!)You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/09/1754m 38s

Ep. 114 Smash the lies, discover the awesome!

It happens to the best of us from time to time - we suddenly realize we've been believing something entirely untrue about ourselves (or about life in general!). This week, join Meg and Rebekah as they talk through some of the lies they've been believing and how they discovered the truth on the other side of that realization. PLUS, hear from therapist Annie Wright as she gives specific, actionable advice on how to counteract negative thought patterns and start to build healthy thoughts instead! All of that, plus Awesome of the Week!SHOW NOTES:Roxana's Candles(Purchase Roxana's Candles using a special Promo Code. Use the discount code awesome10 for !0% off. This code is valid once per customer, and will take 10% off every order with no minimum purchase. Roxana's Candles offers free shipping within the U.S.)Anne Bogel's Reading PeopleAnnie Wright: Neuroplasticity and the Critical Practice of Speaking More Kindly To YourselfFind Annie at her blog AnnieWright.com (along with many free resources!) and on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/09/1758m 6s

Episode 113 We don't know what we're doing

Awesomes, this is an episode quite unlike any other we've ever created. We're bringing you a peek behind the curtain of podcast production, and you'll quickly agree with us that honestly, we have no idea what we are doing. Join Meg and Laura in this completely un-produced, real life, real talk conversation about how difficult it has been for them to figure out how to structure their days and get stuff done as work at home moms. No matter your own vocation, work situation, or calling, you might hear a tidbit or two to inspire how you spend your days, and you'll most certainly be able to give us some advice on how to get our acts together! All of that plus Awesome of the Week!SHOW NOTES:Find out how to become a Sorta Awesome listener-supporter!Sorta Awesome is now on SpotifyBlue Grass Covers on SpotifyGap's Live-in braGap's Live-in unlined crossback braEssentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of LessThe Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and BusinessSmartest Person in the Room PodcastYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Laura at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/09/171h 2m

Ep. 112 Stop outsourcing your safety with Tony Blauer

“You are the First Responder in your fight.” This is at the heart of self-defense guru Tony Blauer's mission and message, and what he and his wife Jesse share in this episode of Sorta Awesome just might save your life. Join Megan and her husband Kyle as they share about a recent incident in their home that woke them up to the pivotal importance of understanding what self-defense really means.SHOW NOTES:Blauer Tactical SystemsVIDEOS:Why you never see martial arts in life & death situations (language warning)Tony's SPEAR systemTony's ATM videoTony's 3 Ds explained (blog post)You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/09/171h 13m

Ep. 111 Our favorite meals!

Hungry? You will be after this delectable episode featuring Meg and Kelly's all-time favorite meals! You'll hear them share their top go-to family faves as well as crowd-pleasers, comfort foods, Trader Joe's best picks, and decadent splurges. All of that plus Awesome of the Week!SHOW NOTES:Hardy Hibiscus The Liturgists - NamesSlow Cooker Salsa Chicken TacosCajun turkey burgers Chicken Stir-Fry wrapsGrilled Hawaiian Chicken Teriyaki BowlsGreek Chicken Kebabs1 lb ground chicken1 onion, shredded (a food processor works great; you want the onion almost pulpy) 1/3 cup chopped parsley1/2 tsp cumin1/4 tsp pepper3/4 tsp kosher salt1/4 tsp smoked paprika1. In a large bowl, mix all kebab ingredients. Shape into eight 4-inch-long portions on a foiled lined baking sheet.2. Heat broiler. Broil chicken until lightly seared on both sides, flipping once. If desired, insert skewers at the end for eating fun.Crockpot Cheeseburger MeatloafSimple MeatballsAfrican PilafRoasted pork loinLasagna Soup (Ep. 43)Wild Rice Soup (Ep. 83) Pioneer Woman’s lasagnaIna Garten’s chicken pot pieMomadvice Brunch-themed birthday (French Toast Souffle and Overnight Breakfast Casserole)Sausage Quiche SquaresPioneer Woman Perfect Pot RoastCheese enchiladasChicken Salsa ChiliAll-purpose marinade: equal parts olive oil, lemon juice, soy sauceTrader Joe’s Gyro SlicesMandarin Orange ChickenParty Sized Mini MeatballsThai quinoa saladYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/09/171h 4m

Extra Awesome: Book of the Month Club September preview

Back by popular demand! Book of the Month Club just released their September selections, and Meg and Laura are here to talk you through your choices!Learn more about signing up for Book of the Month Club by going to sortaawesomeshow.com/bookofthemonthYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Laura at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterVisit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/09/1728m 5s

Extra Awesome: Erin Odom & More Than Just Making It!

Extra Awesome is back, and we are excited to feature Erin Odom, an author and popular blogger who also happens to have been the very FIRST guest on Sorta Awesome! Erin is the author of the new book More Than Just Making It and the founder of The Humbled Homemaker, a blog dedicated to grace-filled living designed to equip and encourage mothers in the trenches. Her Southern charm and wealth of inspirational, practical content has drawn an audience of millions over the years. Erin and her husband, Will, live in the South where they raise their four children.Find Erin on her blog The Humbled Homemaker.Find more information on ordering her book at MoreThanJustMakingIt.comFind her free course at EatingWellOnABudget.comYou can find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/08/1732m 43s

Ep. 110 Sorry/not sorry (a group show!)

Hey Awesomes? Maybe don't listen to this one with the littlest ears around because we go to some places in this group show that we've never gone before on Sorta Awesome - not publicly anyway. What else would you expect from a group show? Episode 110 features Meg, Kelly, Laura, and Rebekah sharing a long list of sorry/not sorry confessions, and you'll hear everything from anatomical correctness to environmental destruction and TONS of surprising revelations in between. All of that plus DOUBLE the awesome in Awesome of the Week!To find out more about Sorta Awesome sponsor Sun Basket, go to sunbasket.com/sortaTo find out more about Sorta Awesome sponsor Bark Box, go to barkbox.com/AWESOMESHOW NOTES:The Brady Bunch on HuluWooden Block Puzzle appDryBar comedy (Kellen Erskine; Collin Moulton)Kyle and Meg's Spotify playlist: In This HouseAmazon EchoYou can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Laura at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFind Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/08/171h 9m

The Handmaid's Tale: Discussion and dialogue

Extra Awesome returns this week with an episode of conversation between Megan and Laura about the recent Hulu series The Handmaid's Tale. Tune in to hear them talk spoiler-free in the first part of the episode about why everyone's talking about this adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel. Then in the second part of the episode, you'll hear them talk about the most powerful moments and the most interesting character turns. Tell us what you think of The Handmaid's Tale!You can find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Laura at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterVisit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/08/171h 16m

Ep. 109 Experiments with habits, happiness, and cold showers

Is it possible that your daily habits could make you happier, healthier, and more successful? Meg and Rebekah checked out a list of 50 habits that the world's most successful people swear by, and they set out to find out what would happen in their own lives if they tried out a few of these ideas themselves. You'll hear them report back on everything from mindful prayer to taking cold showers. All of that, plus Awesome of the Week!Episode 109 of Sorta Awesome is brought to you by Sun Basket - healthy cooking made easy! To find out more about organic and non-GMO ingredients and meals delivered fresh to your door AND get 50% off your first order, go to sunbasket.com/sortaEpisode 109 of Sorta Awesome is brought to you by That's It bars. That's It bars are 100% real fruit and THAT'S IT. Perfect for delicious, healthy snacking on the go. Go to thatsitfruit.com and use code AWESOME at check-out for 10% off your order!SHOW NOTES:Thrive Global: 50 Ways Happier, Healthier, and More Successful People Live On Their Own TermsBentgo leak-proof lunchboxBentology insulated lunch bagBecome a supporter of Sorta Awesome by signing up for our Patreon for access to bonus content!You can find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/08/1757m 12s

Ep. 108 Best books from our summer stack!

The happiest way to spend the summer days is with a stack of books by your side. Megan and Laura indulged in that summer tradition, and they are here to report on the best of their summer reading! It's like book report day in school, only WAY more awesome!Don't forget to go to wondery.com/survey to tell us more about YOU!Episode 108 is brought to you by LOLA: 100% organic cotton feminine products delivered right to your door every month. Go to mylola.com and use code awesome60 at check-out for 60% off of your first subscription!SHOW NOTES:The Turnaround: Jerry SpringerThe Nod: Good for the BlacksAnnotated: The Most Glamorous Librarian EverIT, Stephen KingThe Crossover, Kwame AlexanderAnything is Possible, Elizabeth StroutUpside of Unrequited, Becky AlbertalliThis is How It Always Is, Laurie FrankelTheir Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale HurstonThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins ReidDeep Work, Cal NewportEssentialism, Greg McKeownThe Fact of a Body, Alexandria Marzano-LesnevichAt Home in the World, Tsh OxenreiderYou can find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Laura at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterVisit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/08/1756m 25s

Extra Awesome: Chrystal Evans Hurst & She's Still There

In the newest episode in the Extra Awesome series, Megan welcomes author and speaker Chrystal Evans Hurst to the show!Chrystal Evans Hurst co-authored the bestselling Kingdom Woman with her father, author and pastor Tony Evans. And her newest book, She’s Still There, releases on August 8th! She reaches a wide audience of women speaking at conferences, sharing on her blog and podcast, “Chrystal’s Chronicles,” writing for Proverbs 31 Ministries, and teaching and leading women in her home church. Chrystal also cultivates hearts and commands chaos as the chief operating officer of the Hurst household. She and her husband Jessie adore their three very hungry boys, two adult girls, one son-in-love and their one gorgeous granddaughter. You can find her sharing the journey at ChrystalEvansHurst.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/08/1729m 40s

Ep. 107 Keep Awesomes Weird!

Fire off the confetti cannons - Sorta Awesome is back! And this week, Megan and Kelly are celebrating all the wonderfully wild ways we are WEIRD! They'll tell you five great reasons to enjoy all of your weirdness (spoiler: it just might change the world!), then they'll spill the strange little beans on their own weirdness while sharing some of the wackiest weirds from the Awesome community. All of that, plus Awesome of the Week! Episode 107 of Sorta Awesome is brought to you by That's It bars. That's It bars are 100% fruit and THAT'S IT - no preservatives, no added sugar, gluten-free, kosher, vegan, and raw. Perfect for delicious, healthy snacking at home or on the go! Find That's It bars at Whole Foods, Starbucks, CVS pharmacies, or by going to thatsitfruit.com and using code "awesome" for 10% off of your order!SHOW NOTES:Well Plated: Healthy Strawberry Oatmeal Bars Instagram accounts: @angelakinsey @heartandhome @jamiebgoldenFind Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!Find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode.And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook , @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/08/1758m 46s

Game of Thrones: Big Feelings

In this brand new Extra Awesome episode, Megan and Laura take a break from Sorta Awesome's summer break to discuss allllll of their big feelings about HBO's Game of Thrones! Just in time for the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere, you can tune in to hear them talk series background, story arcs, best and worst characters, and why even a (very) highly sensitive person like Megan lists this as one of her favorite television series ever!  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/07/1749m 8s

Ep. 106 Questions only your sister would ask

What's it like to get naked at a spa? What's the worst thing about middle school kids? And DO YOU HAVE ANY LIFE REGRETS?! These are all questions that only a sister could get away with asking, and this week, Megan welcomes her sister Emily back to Sorta Awesome for a conversation filled with answers to questions that might make you raise an eyebrow. Tune in to hear them dish on professional lives, weird worries, and the one thing their parents don't know about them. All of that, plus Awesome of the Week! Episode 106 is brought to you in part by BarkBox! BarkBox is a delivery of 4 to 6 natural treats and super fun toys chosen around each month’s surprise theme. For a FREE EXTRA PREMIUM TOY added to your BarkBox every month, visit barkbox.com/awesome, and when you subscribe to a 6 or 12 month plan, select “Yes, Please!” when asked “Have a playful pup?” Here's to happy doggies everywhere with BarkBox! Episode 106 is brought to you by Talkspace - the online therapy company. Is it time for you to take action on taking care of yourself? Explore the options offered by Talkspace. Get $30 off of your first month by going to Talkspace.com/awesome and use promo code awesome. SHOW NOTES: Laura in the Kitchen @emily34331 on Instagram You can find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/06/1758m 22s

Ep. 105 Hot summer trends for 2017

If you're feeling busy and out of the loop of what's new and interesting in culture right now, this week's episode is just for you! Megan and Laura celebrate Megan's 40th birthday by indulging in one of her favorite subjects - all that's good to know in cultural trends! They'll give you the scoop on what to wear, what to watch, what to listen to, and what to read for summer 2017. All of that plus Awesome of the Week!Episode 105 is sponsored by StoryWorth: the easiest way to share your story. The gift of Storyworth is a perfect last-minute gift for the Dad in your life! A Storyworth subscription provides a year's worth of story prompts and culminates in a beautiful keepsake book for families to enjoy for years to come. For $20 off of your Storyworth subscription, go to storyworth.com/awesome to get started! SHOW NOTES: 40 Things To Do When You Turn 40, Ronnie Sellers, editor Steve Madden SOFTEY slides foot peel Smartest Person in the Room: Special Edition, Books and Reading 2017 Rich People Problems, Kevin Kwan The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Arundhati Roy Hunger, Roxanne Gay You can find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Laura at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/06/1749m 10s

Ep. 104 Game-changing discoveries we can't live without!

Sometimes the smallest change can change everything. Today, Megan and Rebekah explore some game-changing discoveries that have genuinely changed their lives! From the kitchen to the bedroom, from grocery hacks to curly hair tips, they share the best discoveries that just might change your life a little bit, too. All of that plus Awesome of the Week! Episode 104 is brought to you by Talkspace - the online therapy company. Is it time for you to take action on taking care of yourself? Explore the options offered by Talkspace. Get $30 off of your first month by going to Talkspace.com/awesome and use promo code awesome. SHOW NOTES: My Reality, Melissa Rycroft Invisibilia Just Clean Something Challenge at Simply Rebekah Chatbooks The Wisdom of the Enneagram, Don Riso and Russ Hudson Become a supporter of Sorta Awesome by signing up for our Patreon and you'll receive this week's BONUS content (plus all past bonus episodes, too!). You can find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/06/1755m 51s

Ep. 103 Pop-ups, sunnies, s'mores, and more!

It's time for our favorite summer ritual - the awesome summer list episode! Megan is joined this week by fellow summer-lover Kelly, and they have put together a list of ten ideas to make this summer a little bit more amazing. From flip-flops that are good to your feet to what your skin needs to be protected from the sun to really cool ways to keep your kids engaged with learning over the summer, there is something for everyone on this list of summer do's! Episode 103 of Sorta Awesome is sponsored by LOLA. LOLA is the woman-owned company that ships monthly period products right to your door, and all of LOLA's tampons, pads, and liners are made from 100% cotton. To find out more about LOLA and get 60% off of your first order with LOLA, go to mylola.com and use promo code "awesome" at check-out! SHOW NOTES Target Beauty Box zeroUV on Amazon Kelly's Reef flip-flops recipes for smoothie bowls Get $10 off of your first order at Kiwi Crate using Kelly's link: http://www.kiwicrate.com/Refer?i=KellyG181 Jam.com Half-Price Books summer reading program Summer Lovin' S'mores Bars at Love Well Blog Megan's reading light Chi Silk Infusion IT Cosmetics CC cream Alba Botanica Hawaiian Sunscreen Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook , @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/06/1754m 15s

Ep. 102 Awesome books can change the world with YA author Aisha Saeed

We hope you're ready to kick off the summer season in a VERY awesome way! With months of warm weather, road trips, and lazy afternoons ahead of us, we know many of you have summer books and reading on your mind. Today, Megan is joined by Young Adult author Aisha Saeed to talk about writing books with kids underfoot, how the We Need Diverse Books movement began, and what books to be sure to include on summer reading lists for yourself and your children! All of that plus Rebekah joins Megan to share those Awesomes of the Week! Episode 102 is brought to you in part by BarkBox! BarkBox is a delivery of 4 to 6 natural treats and super fun toys chosen around each month’s surprise theme. For a FREE EXTRA PREMIUM TOY added to your BarkBox every month, visit barkbox.com/awesome, and when you subscribe to a 6 or 12 month plan, select “Yes, Please!” when asked “Have a playful pup?” Here's to happy doggies everywhere with BarkBox! Episode 102 is also brought to you by Plum Deluxe's Tea of the Month Subscription. For only $10/month, Plum Deluxe sends you a hand blended organic loose leaf tea from their delightful and delicious collection that includes both low caffeine and no caffeine teas - a perfect gift for yourself or others! Visit PlumDeluxe.com/tea to sign up for Plum Deluxe’s tea of the month.   SHOW NOTES: @stacykaren on Instagram ADelightfulHome.com The Body Scrub Bible Written in the Stars, Aisha Saeed We Need Diverse Books Lucky Broken Girl, Ruth Behar Brown Girl Dreaming, Jaqueline Woodson The Upside of Unrequited (also Simon Vs Homo Sapiens Agenda), Becky Albertalli The One and Only Ivan, Katherine Applegate The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas (on audible, too) Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini Sign up for the Sorta Awesome newsletter! Find Aisha on her blog and Twitter @aishacs You can find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/05/1757m 17s

Netflix's Anne with an E

Anne with an E is a new adaptation of L.M. Montgomery's classic Anne of Green Gables. In this episode in the Extra Awesome series, Megan is joined by author and speaker Sarah Bessey to discuss the merits and concerns in new adaptations of beloved books. This conversation is spoiler-free and might be just what you need to hear to help you decide if you'll watch or pass on this series now streaming on Netflix. SHOW NOTES: Why you need to watch the new Anne Series - yes, I’m talking to you, fellow purists at Sarah Bessey's blog Modern Kiwi dress "Anne of Green Gables" becomes a gothic nightmare in Netflix's "Anne with an E" by Haley Stewart for America Magazine Find Sarah on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/05/1730m 24s

Ep. 101 The truth about anxiety, part 2

One of the most-discussed, most-downloaded episodes in Sorta Awesome history is Episode 26 in which Laura and Megan discuss the truth about anxiety. Today, they are sharing their long-anticipated follow-up discussion to that episode which includes symptoms of anxiety, recognizing it in children, supporting a spouse or loved one suffering from it, and when to get help. This episode also features an interview with Dr. Margaret Rutherford who returns to Sorta Awesome to discuss Perfectly Hidden Depression. This episode is PACKED with solid information for awesome mental health, and we hope it will be helpful to you and the people in your family, circle of friends, and online communities. Episode 101 is brought to you by Plum Deluxe's Tea of the Month Subscription. For only $10/month, Plum Deluxe sends you a hand blended organic loose leaf tea from their delightful and delicious collection that includes both low caffeine and no caffeine teas - a perfect gift for yourself or others! Visit PlumDeluxe.com/tea to sign up for Plum Deluxe’s tea of the month. SHOW NOTES: On Being: Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant MAC Full Fuchsia; IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara Episode 26 The Truth About Anxiety What To Do When you Worry Too Much, Dr. Dawn Huebner Dr. Margaret Rutherford blog Perfectly Hidden Depression Questionnaire Dr. Margaret's Podcast: Self-Work with Dr. Margaret Rutherford Self-Work Episode 21: 10 Traits of Perfectly Hidden Depression You can find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Laura at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/05/171h 10m

Ep. 100 Shark snuggles, white vans, and tweets uncensored

Gather 'round, Awesomes! Episode 100 is finally here, and we are celebrating with a group show! Join Megan, Rebekah, Laura, and Kelly as they honor this highly memorable moment in Sorta Awesome history by digging into their personal histories to share some of their most memorable moments! Believe it or not, there were a few stories they hadn't told in the past 100 episodes, and you may gasp (and definitely giggle) about these moments from their lives. All of that plus a double dose of Awesome of the Week! Episode 100 is sponsored by StoryWorth: the easiest way to share your story. The gift of Storyworth is a perfect last-minute gift for the Mother in your life! A Storyworth subscription provides a year's worth of story prompts and culminates in a beautiful keepsake book for families to enjoy for years to come. For $20 off of your Storyworth subscription, go to storyworth.com/awesome to get started! SHOW NOTES: Athleta swimsuits Girls Modern Burlap (Rebekah's blanket) Cook's Country You can find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Laura at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/05/171h 12m

Ep. 99 Leaning into the squirm: how to talk to your kids about bodies, sex, and sexuality

Awesomes, have we got an INCREDIBLE show for you this week! One of the most important topics of our time is how to have healthy, dynamic, and informative conversations with kids about their bodies and sexuality. Join Megan and Kelly today as they dig into this topic with the help of licensed clinical social worker, ordained minister, and Awesome LeAnn Gardner. In this information-packed hour, you'll hear tips, stories, and myth-busters to help you know how better to talk to the kids in your life about this incredibly important topic! The interview with LeAnn starts at the 15:30 mark. Please know that this conversation includes candid conversations about sex and anatomy - be mindful of that as you push play! SHOW NOTES: The Daily podcast Nancy podcast Link to LeAnn's list of resources: Parent and Child Sex Ed Resources Find LeAnn at leanngardner.com and on Facebook at Facebook.com/leannegardnercounseling Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook , @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/05/171h 10m

Ep. 98 Lollipop debates, Starbucks half-truths, and other things that keep us up at night

Cue the confetti! The day Awesomes have been waiting months for is finally here - regular co-host Rebekah returns from her maternity leave! We know that you've missed hearing Rebekah's voice on Sorta Awesome, and in this episode, she and Megan do what they do best - open up the confessional and tell secrets on themselves. After sharing a bit of the birth story of the new man in Rebekah's life, she and Megan talk about the parts of parenting that keep them up at night and then dish the dirt on other secrets like little white lies we tell our kids and how long we can make those maternity clothes work. All of that, plus awesome of the week! Just a few more days to grab a copy of Ultimate Homemaking Bundle 2017! And to say thank you for purchasing a copy of the bundle after clicking through from Sorta Awesome's link, we'll send you a free gift - All-Time Awesomes - right to your inbox. SHOW NOTES: Snack Factory Dark Chocolate Pretzel Crisps Anglophenia YouTube channel: How to Make Tea The British Way Why Brits and Americans spell differently How to pronounce UK place names Isn’t Brit Romantic Plum Deluxe - Tea of the Month Subscription Isaac's birth story at Simply Rebekah Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram You can find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/04/171h 1m

Ep. 97 Spray tans, awkward conversations, and 80 year old turtles

Today, Megan is joined by Laura, and they take some time to solve some of life’s biggest mysteries, like how do you navigate awkward conversations with a nanny about how to wash the dishes? How do you keep yourselves from going cuckoo bananas in the midst of spring craziness? Why is Laura’s complexion so gorgeous all the time, and also what is up with those tortoises? It's a grab bag episode of Sorta Awesome, and you'll hear wisdom on all of this, plus Awesome of the Week! SHOW NOTES Melanie Mills gleam body radiance Bare Minerals Bareskin Radio Public (Babysitters Club Club playlist) Ep 78 one thing that changed our life Is your extreme diet really an eating disorder? at Hollywood Housewife Spontaneity Child Care, OKC @konarocket on IG Find Laura at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter You can find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/04/171h 3m

Ep. 96 Spiritual crisis: the thing that rattled our faith

This week, Megan and Kelly take up the ancient practice of confession and get very honest about their personal lives and spiritual faiths. From the childhood experiences that formed the foundation of their belief systems to the moments in adulthood that turned their beliefs upside down, they share their thoughts on faith and how it has evolved over the years. This episode invites reflection from people of all backgrounds - whether you practice a spiritual discipline or not! And as always, you'll hear our Awesomes of the Week! EPISODE 96 is brought to you by Plum Deluxe! Go to plumdeluxe.com/tea to sign up for Plum Deluxe's Tea Subscription. For just $10 a month, you'll receive a handcrafted, organic tea from Plum Deluxe's extensive tea selections. Members of the tea club also receive free shipping on ALL Plum Deluxe purchases and access to an awesome tea community. Thank you, Plum Deluxe! SHOW NOTES: Shauna Niequist's Blueberry Crisp Six Sisters' Stuff Skinny Chunky Monkey Cookies ASMR Rooms: Harry Potter playlist Unapologetic: Why, Despite Everything, Christianity Can Still Make Surprising Emotional Sense Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality Jesus for President: Politics for Ordinary Radicals Jesus Feminist, Out of Sorts: Making Sense of an Evolving Faith UnChristian: What a New Generation Really Things about Christianity ... and Why It Matters Real Christians Don't Dance, True Believers Don't Ask Why Believing God (Kelly referenced this Bible study; this is the book form) The Message Bible The Sin of Certainty: Why God Desires our Trust more than our "Correct" Beliefs The Liturgists Podcast The Jesus I Never Knew Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook , @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/04/171h 3m

Ep. 95 Ten tips for travel bliss with Tsh Oxenreider

This week, Megan welcomes Tsh Oxenreider back to Sorta Awesome! Tsh and Megan have lots in common including discovering that they are Highly Sensitive People. That hasn't stopped Tsh from taking on world travel since she was a teenager, and today, she and Megan share all their best tips for traveling bliss for sensitive people (and the people who love them!). All of that, plus Awesome of the Week! SHOW NOTES MasterChef, Jr. Leslie Hershberger Highly Sensitive Person quiz 15 tips for Highly Sensitive Parents At Home in the World book page Find Tsh on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and wherever you listen to podcasts! You can find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/04/1756m 52s

S-town by Serial: Thoughts and Theories

This special edition of the Extra Awesome series from Sorta Awesome is all about the smash hit podcast S-Town from Serial Productions! Join Megan and Laura as they dissect, discuss, and analyze this limited series podcast that invites listeners to unravel mysteries and answer questions and meet fascinating people along the way in Woodstock, Alabama. The first part of this episode is spoiler-free for listeners who want to hear more about what S-Town is about, and in the second part of the episode, they dive into the complexities and the complications of the life of John B. McLemore. Want to weigh in with your thoughts? Join us in the comment section at sortaawesomeshow.com/shownotes/s-town-by-serial to share your thoughts, theories, and analysis of this wildly popular podcast! Find Laura at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter You can find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/04/171h 15m

Ep. 94 Real talk about adoption with Corey and Kelly Gordon

It's a historic day for Sorta Awesome! Today, Megan and Kelly are joined by Kelly's husband Corey which means that now all four of the Sorta Awesome husbands have volunteered for the hot seat.  This week, Corey shares his powerful, compelling story of going from street kid in South Korea to growing up in Minnesota. Then, he and Kelly talk through some adoption myths and answer questions from the Awesomes about adoption and foster care. All of that, plus Awesome of the Week! SHOW NOTES CLEAR Beauty and the Beast Dr. Karyn Purvis's work Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) CAFO trusted agencies Safe Families Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook , @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/03/171h 6m

Ep. 93 Simply awesome spring cleaning with Becky Rapinchuk of Clean Mama

Open up the windows and be inspired by that springtime sunshine! This week, Megan chats with home care expert Becky Rapinchuk whom you may know as Clean Mama! There is a LOT of personality talk in this episode as these two ENFPs dig into Becky's story of becoming a housekeeping guru. Becky shares her homemaking confessions along with her best tips for spring cleaning. All of that, plus Awesome of the Week! SHOW NOTES Living Proof Dry Shampoo Hot Tools 1 1/2 inch curling iron Clean Mama printable shop Simply Clean, Becky Rapinchuk Find Becky at CleanMama.net, on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram You can find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/03/1749m 21s

Ep. 92 10 documentaries that are too awesome to miss!

Fire up Netflix, login to Amazon, or start searching YouTube! This week, Megan and Laura are running down a list of ten excellent documentaries you'll want to watch right now! Whether you are a devoted fan of documentary film or you haven't watched one in years (or ever!), there's sure to be something on this list that will intrigue, challenge, or inspire you. All of that plus public shaming and #trypod recommendations in Awesome of the Week! SHOW NOTES So You've Been Publicly Shamed, Jon Ronson #trypod challenge The Simple Show Shalom in the City The Mama Sherpas $ellebrity For the Record The True Cost The Hunting Ground Missoula, Jon Krakauer Tickled The Staircase Sorta Awesome Ep. 42 Talking all about true crime The Witness Columbine, Dave Cullen 30 for 30 The Price of Gold Planet Earth 2 Salam Neighbor Iris Find Laura at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter You can find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/03/171h 12m

Ep. 91 8 Habits for a #happyawesome life

Sorta Awesome is back! This week, Megan and Kelly explore the question, "what did SHE do to get such a happy life?" The science shows that cultivating a happy life might be much more attainable than you might think! They'll walk you through 8 habits that build happiness in life and fill you in on the #happyawesome challenge! SHOW NOTES Blue Babies Pink Missing Richard Simmons Nicole Zefanya on YouTube, Anaheim single Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook , @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/03/171h 2m

Ep. 90 Exploring hope and healing for postpartum depression

This week's guest co-host is way more than sorta awesome - she's an incredibly awesome woman, mom, and member of our Awesome community! Katie Pace joins Megan this week, and together they discuss their experiences with postpartum depression. Megan brings in expert advice from Dr. LaKeischa Webb McMillan - an OBGYN and host of the House Call with Dr. Mac podcast, as well as Brodie Welch - an expert in Chinese Medicine and the house of the A Healthy Curiosity podcast. This episode is packed with information important for all women, including the MTHFR gene mutation, how depression can impact the health of children, and what nourishing foods can bring the mind/body connection back into alignment. You don't want to miss this, and as always, you'll hear Awesome of the Week! SHOW NOTES: Dr. LaKeischa Webb McMillan: House Call with Dr. Mac Brodie Welch: A Healthy Curiosity A Chef's Table Brain.FM (un)steady as she goes: on grieving a good thing at SortaCrunchy You can find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/02/171h 5m

Ep. 89 Making time to be true to you with Lora Lynn Fanning

All of us are given twenty-four hours each day, and somehow in the midst of all of our responsibilities, we're supposed to follow our dreams? How exactly does that work? Few people can better answer that question than Lora Lynn Fanning - writer, teacher, wife, and homeschooling mom to seven. Today she joins Megan to talk about what it looks like to narrow your focus so you can make time to be true to the passions you want to pursue. All of that plus Awesome of the Week! Episode 89 is brought you by PrepDish.com! If you are ready to organize and systematize your family's dinnertime, go to PrepDish.com/sortaawesome and use code AWESOME to start your two week FREE trial! SHOW NOTES Smartick math app I'll have what Phil's having Hollar.com BOSE noise-canceling earphones - Lora Lynn says to look for them on Craigslist! Find Lora Lynn at LoraLynnFanning.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter You can find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/02/1741m 36s

Ep. 88 We tried it, and we liked it!

Stuck in a rut? When was the last time you tried something new? Today, Laura and Megan run down a list of (new to them) things they've tried lately and have surprised themselves by really liking! You'll hear make-up recommendations, book talk, breakfast ideas, and more. All of that, plus Awesome of the Week! And! Now is a GREAT time to support Sorta Awesome through Patreon. We have a new series coming out soon that will bring exclusive episodes to our supporters filled with topics you won't hear us talking about anywhere else! Patreon.com/sortaawesome Episode 88 is brought you by PrepDish.com! If you are ready to organize and systematize your family's dinnertime, go to PrepDish.com/sortaawesome and use code AWESOME to start your two week FREE trial! SHOW NOTES Puppy Apartment AllSides.com alarm clocks RUMIO Beauty Blender sponge similar sponge: Lagure beauty blender (LA Girl HD PRO concealer, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind, Hard Candy Glamoflauge) Dior Hydralife BB Cream (Laura's basic routine: moisturizer, BB cream, NARS Orgasm, Voluminous mascara) Homesick for Another World, Otessa Moshfegh Rollergirl, Victoria Jameison Manchester by the Sea Overcast App VIV Collection leggings NINEXIS tunic top Croque Madame Find Laura at LauraTremaine.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter You can find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/02/1755m 7s

Ep. 87 Real talk about refugees

Pull up a chair, and we'll pour you some tea. A recent Executive Order from President Trump has the world talking about the United States and refugees. This week, Megan asked Kelly to help her sit down and sort through the news, identifying facts, gathering some expert opinions, and listening to the stories of people close to the situation. It's a super-sized episode of Sorta Awesome (and they still didn't even come close to covering it all!), and of course, you'll hear your Awesomes of the Week!   SHOW NOTES E Ku'u Morning Dew on Pandora Twice Removed President Trump's Refugee Order: 5 Things to Know, Preemptive Love Facts and Figures about Refugees, UNHCR Refugees are already vigorously vetted. I know because I vetted them, The Washington Post Five Myths of the Debate over Trump's Refugee Executive Order, National Review Terrorism and Immigration, A Risk Analysis, CATO Institute The 1951 Refugee Convention, UNHCR Syrian Refugees Feel More Welcome in Europe that in the Gulf, Bloomberg What Trump's Executive Order on Immigration Does - and Doesn't Do, The Atlantic Gateway of Grace Kholoud Sews Find Kelly on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook , @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!   See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/02/171h 17m

Ep. 86 How to dress a man with Kyle Tietz

Megan is joined this week by a VERY special guest co-host who also happens to be the guy who has been at her side for the past two decades - her husband Kyle. Together, they break down everything you need to know about helping the men in your life know exactly how to build an outfit that is classic and timeless. All of that, plus Awesome of the Week! SHOW NOTES Have a great day! playlist theodd1sout on YouTube AskAndyAboutClothes.com Oxford Cloth Button Down Levi's Allen Edmonds The Art of Manliness You can find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/01/1757m 51s

Ep. 85 Awesomely, unapologetically organized with Meredith Schwartz of Penelope Loves Lists

Are you a Penelope? Today, Meredith Schwartz joins Megan to answer that question! Chances are if it brings you happiness to bring order to your home and workspace (or if you just aspire to be that way!), you're going to want to hear Meredith's perspective on embracing - not apologizing for! - your wonderfully organized ways. All of that plus Awesome of the Week! SHOW NOTES: Cleaning me softly facial cleansing brush Calm-A-Mama flower essences "I was relieved when you couldn't come" at Penelope Loves Lists Block scheduling at Penelope Loves Lists Aqua Notes for the shower You can find Meredith on her website Penelope Loves Lists.com, on Facebook,  Instagram, and Pinterest! You can find Megan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/01/1743m 24s