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Moving on up, and keeping it real

I love doing podcasts with inspiring people. But really, I want to see your face. I love your face. And, if I had not recorded a video call with blogger and author Robin O'Bryant, I would have missed seeing her do the robot as we were working through some technical glitches at the beginning. I edited it out though, because I didn't want to embarrass her. 

I'm kidding, of course. Those who know Robin or have read her blog Robin's Chicks, her columns or her books know that she's hysterical, so you wouldn't have been surprised by her robot impersonation. And you also know that she's not easily embarrassed. 

Robin is honest. And recently her writing has evolved to include her real life struggles—all the hard stuff she deals with in the midst of all the funny. During our video call, we talked about that, as well as the success of her book Ketchup is a Vegetable and Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves and how she stays grounded as it rises to the top on We talked about her real, irreverent faith and about living (and working) her dream while raising (and chasing) three little girls. 

Some other things before you watch:  

The Nook and Kindle versions of Ketchup is a Vegetable & Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves is on sale this week for $0.99. 

Also, the blog post Robin is referencing in the video is here

Finally, the name of her newspaper column is Robin's Chicks—plural—not Robin's Chick—singular. I know this, but apparently sometimes when I speak words, I omit important and necessary consonants.  

Okay, press play.  


You can connect with Robin at, and on Facebook and Twitter.  


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