Unexpected :: Melanie Dale {EP 51}

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Summary: <br> MEET MELANIE:<br> Melanie Dale is a minivan mama and total weirdo who stinks at small talk. Her laugh is a combination honk-snort, and it’s so bad that people have moved away from her in the movie theater. She adores sci-fi and superheroes and is terrified of Pinterest. Author of Women Are Scary: The Totally Awkward Adventure of Finding Mom Friends and It’s Not Fair: Learning to Love the Life You Didn’t Choose, she’s also a contributor for Coffee+Crumbs and a panelist for MomsEveryday TV. Living in the Atlanta area, she enjoys working for Children’s HopeChest, recording her podcast, Lighten Up with Melanie Dale, and blogging at <a href="http://unexpected.org/">Unexpected.org</a>.<br>  <br> <a href="http://declareconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Copy-of-Podcast-Image-Template-1.png"></a><br> WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:<br> <br> * Laughter as a coping strategy<br> * Giving grace to grieve a dream<br> * Infertility &amp; adoption<br> * Her book writing process<br> * Being a light in your community<br> * And so much more!<br> <br> LINKS:<br> <br> * <a href="http://unexpected.org">http://unexpected.org</a><br> * <a href="http://jenhatmaker.com/forthelove">http://jenhatmaker.com/forthelove</a><br> * <a href="http://annalebaron.com">http://annalebaron.com</a><br> * <a href="http://www.hopechest.org">http://www.hopechest.org</a><br> * <a href="https://www.coffeeandcrumbs.net">https://www.coffeeandcrumbs.net</a><br> * <a href="https://giphy.com/apps">https://giphy.com/apps</a><br> * <a href="http://unexpected.org/lovingyourlife/">http://unexpected.org/lovingyourlife/</a><br> <br> FOLLOW MELANIE:<br> <br> * <a href="https://twitter.com/unexpectedmel">https://twitter.com/unexpectedmel</a><br> * <a href="https://www.facebook.com/unexpectedmel/">https://www.facebook.com/unexpectedmel/</a><br> * <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/unexpectedmel/">https://www.pinterest.com/unexpectedmel/</a><br> * <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/unexpectedmel">https://www.youtube.com/user/unexpectedmel</a><br> * <a href="https://www.instagram.com/unexpectedmel/">https://www.instagram.com/unexpectedmel/</a><br> <br> SPONSOR:<br> <br> * <a href="http://danipettrey.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://danipettrey.com</a><br> <br> How to Listen to the Declare Conference Podcast:<br> <br> * <br> Listen on the blog.Go to <a href="http://declareconference.com/blog">DeclareConference.com</a>and click the play button at the beginning of this post (on your computer. . .doesn’t work on smartphones).<br> * <br> Listen on your smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch– There are a lot of great podcasting apps. Apple has a <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/podcasts/id525463029?mt=8">free one </a>in the app store, there is also one called <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/downcast/id393858566?mt=8">Downcast.</a>It allows you to search for shows, subscribe to them and even speed up the audio.<br> * <br> Subscribe to the Podcast– access the podcast in <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-declare-conference/id867933809">iTunes (click here</a>). You can also search for it on your smartphone app (like the ones listed above) and subscribe.<br> <br>  <br>