The Single Greatest Choice is a podcast about singleness, fertility, motherhood, and choice. This is a show for women who are grappling with what to do when life doesn't follow the love-marriage-baby carriage trajectory. It's about exploring the options when things don't seem to be turning out as we'd always planned. Most of all, is a place for women give and receive support as they grapple with these big topics - because what we decide to do with these years could be the single greatest choice we'll ever make - and we don't have to make it alone.
S2, episode 8: Pivoting and Another Listener Mini-Episode
As I enter the final stretch of my pregnancy, I've made the tough decision to pivot with some of my personal and professional goals. Listen to find out what's next for the podcast, and stay tuned for a listener mini-episode from Elise @singlegaltomama, who tells her story about deciding to become a single mom by choice.
S2, episode 7: Talitha, Considering Solo Motherhood
Talitha is a successful, single woman in her 30s who has always known she wanted to be a mom. She took proactive steps in her early thirties to preserve her fertility, but now that she’s into her mid-thirties, she’s questioning what’s next. Should she freeze more eggs? Maybe embryos? Keep searching for that partner and a more traditional route to motherhood, or start considering doing it on her own? Talitha is open and honest about the struggles of being in the midst of this difficult choice of what to do about our finite fertility when life doesn’t work out the way we planned. I know listeners will relate to her story, as it’s one many of us have lived as well.
You can connect with Talitha on Instagram @talithabaker.
S2, episode 6: Lindsay, SMC Foster to Adopt Momma
Lindsay shares her story of choosing to pursue solo motherhood through the foster-to-adopt system in the Los Angeles area. Listen as she shares the ins and outs of the process, as well as her own thoughts and feelings about marriage, dating, solo parenting and more. Lindsay shares great tips and advice for anyone considering solo parenthood, whether through pregnancy, fostering or adoption. I know you are going to fall in love with her big heart and generous spirit. Thank you Lindsay for sharing your story!
You can connect with Lindsay at:
S2, episode 5: Whitney Bischoff Angel, Egg Freezing Nurse Specialist + bonus minisode
This week’s guest is Whitney Bischoff Angel, and egg freezing nurse specialist at Ova Egg Freezing in Chicago. Fertility preservation is her career path, but it is also quite personal. Whitney chose to freeze her own eggs back in 2013, and she used her experience on the reality TV series The Bachelor as a platform to bring awareness to issues of women’s reproductive health and fertility. In this episode, Whitney will share about her own experience with egg freezing and motherhood, and she will also provide valuable information for listeners who are just beginning to explore fertility preservation through egg freezing. I am so happy to have Whitney on the show today, especially for listeners who are concerned about their fertility, but not quite ready to make the leap into parenthood.
Ova Egg Freezing can be found at:
Stay tuned in the last 10 minutes of the show to hear a bonus mini-episode from an anonymous podcast listener!
S2, episode 4: Maggie, cancer previvor and double donor SMC
This week I had the opportunity to talk with Maggie, who learned she has a gene mutation that put her at significantly higher risk for both breast and ovarian cancer. So on top of dealing with the ticking of the biological clock that we all hear to a certain extent, Maggie had even more pressing biological matters to address on her path to motherhood. To me, Maggie’s story stands out because these are exactly the kinds of circumstances that can make us feel hopeless and helpless, like a victim in our own story...unless we chose to write a different, more empowering narrative...which is exactly what Maggie has done. Listen as she shares the ups and downs of her journey in a very candid way. I hope that you’ll learn from her and be inspired by how she has persevered and chosen to see the good in very challenging circumstances.
You can connect with Maggie on Instagram @mwilson102
S2, episode 3: Heather, single mom by chance and by choice, a decade apart
Heather is a single mom by chance to a preteen boy and a single mom by choice to a baby girl. In this episode, she shares the differences in those two experiences, as well as the joys and struggles of parenting solo. Heather is positive and real about her unconventional path to motherhood. You can find her on Instagram @momversuswild, and watch out for her forthcoming blog www.momversuswild.com, which will be full of tips and tricks for single motherhood!
As someone who’s only just made the decision to become a solo mum by choice, I found this podcast so educational and inspiring. It’s great hearing other single women’s journeys and knowing I’m not alone in my choice.
Fantastic, engaging and so interesting!
Love this new podcast which interviews women who are choosing single motherhood. Katie has had a huge range of guests who all have really inspiring and interesting stories. Keep up the great work!