A Non Mom Happy Hour

28 EpisodesProduced by Kelly Nerdzilla Mendenhall and Debbie Jo Nelson

Celebrating real ass human women, whether they use their baby box or not.

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Episode 28: Chronic Migraine, Bouncy Boxers, and a Messy Wedding Dress

February 10th, 2019


This week the Non Moms get to hang with Stefanie Davis in the virtual studio! Stefanie is a Spoonie living with Chronic Migraine who has built a freelance and film career that honors her body's unique needs and …

Episode 27: Honoring Maya Angelou & Carol Daronch (F*ck Ted Bundy)

February 3rd, 2019



You'll notice something different about this episode... A NEW THEME SONG! That's right, bitches, we got a super legit custom theme …

Episode 26: Fly Swatters & White Privilege

January 27th, 2019


Episode 25: Unbreakable Isabella Bird & The Angels of the Western Front

January 20th, 2019


This week, Debbie kicks things off telling Kelly about Isabella Bird - 19th Century explorer, photographer, writer, and naturalist... and possibly Kelly in a former life 😉. This lady was a true-blue badass and wasn’t …

Episode 24: Confidence & Being a Real Ass Human

January 13th, 2019


It's our first episode of the New Year, and the ladies were so excited to be back in the studio! Especially Kelly, who is officially a cyborg, and entering week three of her post-op recovery. 

Our first guest of 2019 is

Episode 23: Enneagrams & Mechanerdzilla

December 31st, 2018


It feels like it's been forever since we got to hang out with you all, and it kind of has been! The holidays make it tough, especially for a Spoonie, …

Episode 22: Real Life Tank Girl & Un-Making Murderers

December 16th, 2018


Episode 21: Worst Dates, Drunk Debbie, & Shame Receipts

December 9th, 2018


Episode 20: Birth Control & America's First Lady Detective

December 2nd, 2018


This week the ladies launch a new format. Each week that guests are not being interviewed, or there isn't some special topic to be covered, each of the hosts will choose one lady to tell each other and the audience …

Episode 19: Grief, Self-Care & The Holidays

November 18th, 2018


This week things get personal when the ladies each share personal stories of grief and loss and discuss how grief, just like recovery in other areas, …

Episode 18: Election Hangovers & C U Next Tuesdays

November 11th, 2018


This week Debbie Jo and Kelly sit down with Adina from Honesty Check Podcast to talk about all things Midterm Election results. Two of the ladies …

Episode 17: The Kids are Alright...Mostly

November 4th, 2018


This week Kelly delivers a health update after a day-long trip to the Emergency Room when her leg kept swelling up like a balloon throughout the last week. Spoiler alert, she's ok. And it turns out that compression …

Episode 16: Strippers, Sex Workers, and Success

October 28th, 2018


This week, amidst conversations regarding the gymnastic prowess of pole-dancers and Kelly's aversion to pornography, the ladies talk about what …

Episode 15: Politics, Allies, and the Art of Speaking Up

October 21st, 2018


On this very special episode of A Non Mom Happy Hour, the ladies hosted their first ever male guest! Political scientist, Veteran, and host of the …

Episode 14: Questions & Answers & Spiders, Oh My!

October 14th, 2018


Episode 13: Forgiveness & The Business of Being Human

October 7th, 2018


This week the ladies take on the topic of forgiveness. 

The dictionary definition of forgiveness is as follows:   for·give·ness fərˈɡivnəs/ noun

Episode 12: Anti-Semites and Craftivism

September 30th, 2018


On this week's episode, Debbie Jo and Kelly talk with special guest and fellow true crime nerd, Alexandra Weingartner, about speaking up when it is …

Episode 11: The Dreamers & The Doers

September 23rd, 2018


This week, Kelly and Debbie Jo talk about money mindset and coming up blue collar. They each tell the stories of how they became entrepreneurs in …

Episode 10: Self-Care & Minding Your Own Damn Business

September 16th, 2018


This ish is about to get real, y'all. 

On this episode, Debbie Jo and Kelly tackle self-care and personal care choices, and staying in your own damn lane. It's not up to anyone else to tell you how to best take care of

Episode 09: Accessibility & Guilty Pleasures

September 16th, 2018


Episode 08: Hoop Earrings & Rape Culture

September 2nd, 2018


This week Debbie Jo and Kelly talk about straight f***ery in East Tennessee, where a high school teacher held a special meeting with female students …

Episode 07: Chocolate Sprinkles & Badassery

August 26th, 2018


Episode 06: Anxiety Spirals & Cyborgs

August 19th, 2018


This week Debbie Jo and Kelly talk about their recent challenges with managing all of their roles, projects, and mental health self-care.


The ladies …

Episode 05: Poverty & The Pink Tax

August 12th, 2018


This week Debbie Jo and Kelly talk with Teysha Lemanski of Cloth Connection Outreach. Teysha is a mom, a Spoonie, an Etsy store owner, and general badass who founded CCO to help meet the needs of other women who may …

Episode 04: Drivers' Licenses Don't Grow on Trees

August 5th, 2018


On this episode, Debbie Jo and Kelly talk about being an extroverted person(s) with rampant social anxiety.  The ladies also relived some of their most embarassing moments, as children and, in Debbie's case, as an …

Episode 03: Recovery & Keychains

July 29th, 2018


Episode 02: Aliens and Authenticity

July 22nd, 2018


This week some real vulnerabilty happened! We talked about theremins communicating with aliens, relapsing with our respective mental health disorders …

Episode 01: Copper Crosses and Sticky Monsters

July 8th, 2018


On this episode, meet your hosts. Hear about Debbie's horrifying experience trying to get an IUD and the story of Kelly's mom, the most bad ass woman she knows. 


Please note: We are recording from two different …

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