Nora McInerny on how her blended family expanded her understanding of motherhood
Nora McInerny is an author, podcaster, mother, and something of an expert at talking about both love and loss. In 2014, Nora suffered a miscarriage, lost her father, and then lost her husband to cancer, all in the span of six weeks. Since experiencing such incredible losses, Nora has done a ton to help encourage conversation about the difficult things things that people are often too afraid to talk about. In addition to hosting the podcast, Terrible, Thanks for Asking, running the non-profit Still Kickin', and co-leading the group The Hot Young Widows Club, Nora has also written two books: It's Okay To Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too) and most recently, No Happy Endings. In this episode, Nora chats with Liz about meeting her second husband, blending their families, and learning just how expansive love really is.
Elise Loehnen is the Chief Content Officer at Goop and the well-known right-hand woman of Gwenyth Paltrow. Before coming to Goop, Elise had a high-powered career in magazines, working at Conde Nast Traveler and Lucky. Today, Elise serves as a frequent go-to spokesperson for Goop, co-hosts the Goop podcast, and is a mother to her two sons, Max and Sam.
In this episode, Liz chats with Elise about postpartum depletion and what our healthcare system can do to better serve women before, during and after pregnancy.