BIG GIRL PANTS is a podcast featuring raw discussions between two friends around the real-life challenges of raising kids, building careers, and staying healthy all while attempting to stay sane. It’s about cutting yourself some slack because we can’t be all things to everyone. April Melton and Kimberly Shapiro met while working together in the recruiting industry and instantly became friends. After many deep office discussions around the challenges of raising a family while working hard to build a career and trying to find the time to stay healthy, they realized that most women are struggling with the same things. They also realized, most feel isolated and completely alone as though every other woman on the planet has it together but them. This podcast is about empowerment! It’s about encouragement! It’s about uniting as women and lifting each other up. You are not alone. We are all in this together. April and Kimberly will talk about tips on staying healthy, balancing work and kids, managing your finances, and putting on your Big Girl Pants. This job of being a woman, isn’t for the faint of heart.We hope you join us!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! It's been two years (4th of July, 2018) since we first launched BGP Podcast. It's been our pride and joy, our therapy, education, and so much more. Thanks to the listeners who've hung in there with us all this time. We love you!
Franki Ray (THE luxury bags of 2020) with Co-founders Stacey & Sasha
Jun 28 2020 53 mins
Franki Ray luxury bags - Fun & Dangerous!
Episode 86 - #blacklivesmatter with Shemora Roberson
Jun 09 2020 80 mins
Episode 85 - COMPETE EVERYDAY - Winning in your work and life
Jun 03 2020 55 mins
READ THIS BOOK! And listen to this podcast (of course). Jake Thompson nails it with his 7 key choices competitors make in life to WIN. I (Kimberly) read it in a day and bought a copy for my entire team. #competeeveryday What if the key to...
Episode 84 - Big Girl Pants Podcast - Reunited (And it feels so good)!
May 25 2020 56 mins
April and Kim discuss how selling has changed during COVID-19, the COVID 20, working remotely, and more.
Episode 83 - "Let's Talk Toxins" with Jana Madsen
May 12 2020 61 mins
Join Kimberly and April as they talk about what's in our beauty and household products. Do you even know? Check out this episode. Jana Madson - BIOHi. 👋 I'm Jana Madsen. Did you know that in the United States, 1 in 2 women and 1 in 3 men will develop...
Episode 82 - Christiana Yebra, CEO of Vouch App!
May 09 2020 90 mins
Join Kimberly and April as they talk to Christiana Yebra, CEO of Vouch App - a dating app where you can have your friends and family "vouch" for you! Christiana Yebra is the CEO of Vouch, a Dallas-grown dating app and owner of Currently Events, a photo...
Episode 81 - Abounader Fitness with TJ and Gabbie Abounader - Living the dream!
Apr 29 2020 36 mins
Abounader Fitness - Virgin Island Gym - Living the dream!
Episode 80 - 5 Weeks in (COVID-19) - the new reality!
Apr 24 2020 46 mins
April and Kim talk about our new normal and our predictions for what's to come. We discuss healthy eating and the impact on our immune system, the debate on opening the economy, and so much more. Hope you join us!
April and Kim interview Dallas Yoga Girl, Amanda Shapiro. Amanda's story of moving from her family's small hometown of Bloomington, IN to the Dallas metroplex at 18 to build a life of her own is inspirational and heartwarming. We hope you'll join...
Episode 77 - Big Girl discussions - Work from home tips, what books we're reading and more!
Mar 30 2020 46 mins
Episode 76 - COVID-19 and our Sanity!
Mar 21 2020 51 mins
***Disclaimer*** This episode was recorded before self-isolation, before travel bans, and the majority of the hoarding began. We are now taking the situation seriously and doing our part.April & Kim discuss how COVID-19 has impacted their work...
Episode 75 - Bri Crow & Co
Feb 29 2020 61 mins
Please join us for a candid and insightful conversation with the entrepreneur Bri Crow! It is Bri Crow’s mission to be a catalyst of growth, confidence, and connection across local businesses, entrepreneurs and go-getters in the communities in which she...
Episode 74 - The Gourmet Gilmore with Lindsey Hutson
Feb 15 2020 55 mins
Lindsey - The Gourmet Gilmore and life as a working mother
Episode 73 - Kali O'Campo - LYMI Coffee
Feb 11 2020 61 mins
LYMI Coffee and founder, Kali O'campo
Episode 72 - Powerlifting, BJJ, and behind the scenes with Photographer Adolfo Avalos
Feb 05 2020 52 mins
Join April and the official Photographer for Big Girl Pants - Adolfo Avalos Adolfo is a former firefighter turn creative when he started with a small organization called Tacos and Tunes. He also enjoys BJJ, Power-lifting and an amalgam of other...
Episode 71 - The Candid Millenial - Mary Robb
Jan 23 2020 51 mins
Join Kimberly and April for episode 71 with The Candid Millenial - Mary Robb! Mary Robb is a Dallas-based female entrepreneur who recently launched her dream business, Social Practice, a social media marketing company who serves small to medium-sized...
Episode 70 - 2019 Recap
Jan 16 2020 63 mins
EPISODE 70! Join Kimberly and April as they recap their year, breakdown what they did and didn't achieve and what they would like to do better in 2020. Thank you as always for listening!
Episode 69 - Journey to America - Tomasz Kiatowski
Jan 03 2020 60 mins
Please join Kimberly and April as they speak with an amazing human that is Tomasz Kwiatkowski! Tomasz Kwiatkowski is a financial services sales executive, podcaster and a philanthropist. He was born and raised in Poland and moved to the U.S. as a...
Episode 68 - Valerie Rocio of Lumos Creative
Dec 11 2019 59 mins
Join Kimberly and April as they have an inspiring and informative conversation with Valerie Rocio of Lumos Creative! Valerie is an entrepreneur who at the age of 23 left her role in Corporate America to start her own business! To quote her website-...
Episode 67 - Dr. Josh Ferrell - Doctor of Chiropractic
Dec 03 2019 57 mins
Happy Wednesday! Episode 67 is one for the history books! Dr. Joshua Ferrell D.C. of NorTex Spine and Joint has been the preferred Chiropractor for April's extended family and friends for over 19 years. Mid-episode we discovered that he was also...
Episode 66 - John Broze - How to break up & stay friends
Nov 27 2019 56 mins
Join Kimberly and April with guest John Broze as they discuss April's most recent dating/friend experience! In this episode we discuss the joy that is online dating, meeting a lot of new people and what to do when you realize that it isn't working out...
Episode 65 - Amine Bentahar - Chief Digital Officer - Advantix Digital
Nov 21 2019 53 mins
Please join Kimberly and April along with guest Amine Bentahar (Uh-meen Bent-uh-har) the Chief Operating/Chief Digital Officer for Advantix Digital! He is not only an inspiring individual, but a transplant from Morocco and speaks four languages! Amine...
Episode 64 - Jessica Dawson of Advantix Digital
Nov 09 2019 56 mins
Join us as we discuss marketing, women, and many other things!
Episode 63 - White Privilege - Truth or Myth?! With guest Alicia Wilson.
Nov 09 2019 52 mins
Alicia Wilson is a podcaster, single mother of one, full-time Analyst and proud African American women. Alicia's authentic expression of life growing up as a black women in America is raw and beautiful. Join us as we discuss the truth (or myth)...
Episode 62 - Married to Busy with Life Coach - Guy Golan