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IT’S ALWAYS THE MOTHER (AUTHOR GUEST ASHLEY AUDRAIN)

Posted on May 13th, 2021

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Welcome to our very special MOM episode!

Gwen works with her mom and admires her ambition, as well as her eye-opening carpool tactics.

Danielle learned to make time for herself from her mom, who has two masters and her PhD, all of which she earned AFTER she had kids.

Our moms are the very best!   

Pop Culture MOMS!

Gwen chose two Iconic TV moms: Lorelai Gilmore from Gilmore Girls and Lucille Bluth (RIP Jessica Walters) from Arrested Development – both of whom could be considered terrible mothers...

Danielle: Clair Huxtable really had it all. Molly Weasley from the HP series, especially when she takes out Bellatrix. Rainbow Johnson from Black-ish because she’s quirky and always there for her kids. Morticia Addams wasn’t afraid to show affection to Gomez. Marmee from Little Women is perhaps the quintessential mother. (Also, terrible moms: Lily Vander Woodsen from Gossip Girl, Ellis Grey on Grey’s Anatomy, also ALL the parents on Riverdale—loved this PopBuzz article dissecting why!)

Recs from ASHLEY AUDRAIN

Ashley’s debut novel, THE PUSH, is now available!

Ashley has two books to recommend (which coincidentally look at motherhood!): THE NINE LIVES OF ROSE NAPOLITANO by Donna Freitas and THE SPECTACULAR by Zoe Whittall (out in September)

Like so many of us, Ashley loved THE UNDOING on HBO.

Wearing comfy sweats has brought Ashley immense joy! She especially loves the sweats from Province of Canada.

 Ashley’s next book, THE WHISPERS, will be out in 2022!

You can find out more info at https://ashleyaudrain.com/, follow her on Instagram (where she is the most active) and Twitter.

What we’re watching/reading/listening to

Reading (BOOKS!)

Danielle: WILD WOMEN AND THE BLUES by Denny S. Bryce, THE ROAD TO ROSE BEND by Naima Simone, LOVE IN COLOR by Bolu Babalola, NEON GODS by Katee Robert

Gwen – BROKEN (IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY) by Jenny Lawson

Watching (TV!)

Gwen – REAL WORLD: HOMECOMING, GOOD GIRLS, and exploring Peacock Premium

Danielle: NAILED IT!, NADIYA BAKES, the new season of TOP CHEF, the final season of THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA, and RIVERDALE

Listening (PODCASTS!)

Danielle: Gee Thanks, Just Bought It, Dear Romance Writer, Boobies and Noobies

Gwen – Spectacle, Sweet Stories in the Dell (the podcast of Sweet Briar College, Gwen’s alma mater!)

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