67 episodes

Only You: A One and Done Podcast is made to talk about the decision to have an only child, the stigma surrounding it and stories and anecdotes from people who’ve lived it. We invite listeners to email in with their thoughts and experiences and discuss a wide range of topics including encouraging your only child’s imagination, feeling societal pressure to give your child a sibling and coping with traumatic births and medical issues. Email in at onlyyoupod@gmail.com to be featured on the show!

Only You: A One and Done Podcast Only You Podcast

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 94 Ratings

Only You: A One and Done Podcast is made to talk about the decision to have an only child, the stigma surrounding it and stories and anecdotes from people who’ve lived it. We invite listeners to email in with their thoughts and experiences and discuss a wide range of topics including encouraging your only child’s imagination, feeling societal pressure to give your child a sibling and coping with traumatic births and medical issues. Email in at onlyyoupod@gmail.com to be featured on the show!

    Mini Episode 66: On Preeclampsia with Courtney of Knock On Parenthood Podcast

    Mini Episode 66: On Preeclampsia with Courtney of Knock On Parenthood Podcast

    Knock on Parenthood is all about understanding and dealing with the unique and unexpected challenges of parenthood. It delves into parenthood from the perspective two parents who experienced birth trauma from preeclampsia and premature birth, not unlike Jess and Pierce's story when Penny was born.

    You can find Knock On Parenthood Podcast anywhere you get your podcasts and you can follow their Instagram here.

    Email us at onlyyoupod@gmail.com to tell your story or ask questions of the community, and find us on Instagram or Facebook to be a part of the conversation.

    You can now support us on Patreon! We recently shifted that space to create a community of parents who can meet up and participate in events. All patrons at the $5 level or above can join us for two monthly mental health support groups via Zoom.

    Another great way to support us is to support the crowdfunding campaign for Jess's new book series all about an only child, Ruby June!

    Also remember to please leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 31 min
    Episode 65: OAD By Choice, Surprise Pregnancy, Responses to SATC Pop Culture Segment

    Episode 65: OAD By Choice, Surprise Pregnancy, Responses to SATC Pop Culture Segment

    Some listeners ask whether it's ok to be one and done by choice, simply because they want to be? The answer, of course, is yes. Other folks talk about what happens when your birth control fails and considering terminating a pregnancy. 

    Someone schools Jess about Sex and the City, and then Jess talks about Gilmore Girls for 5-10 minutes. It is what it is. Enjoy!

    Email us at onlyyoupod@gmail.com to tell your story or ask questions of the community, and find us on Instagram or Facebook to be a part of the conversation.

    You can now support us on Patreon! We recently shifted that space to create a community of parents who can meet up and participate in events. All patrons at the $5 level or above can join us for two monthly mental health support groups via Zoom.

    Another great way to support us is to support the crowdfunding campaign for Jess's new book series all about an only child, Ruby June!

    Also remember to please leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 38 min
    Episode 64: Birth Trauma, Fostering Vs. Adoption, and the Different Journeys to Parenthood

    Episode 64: Birth Trauma, Fostering Vs. Adoption, and the Different Journeys to Parenthood

    Jess is doing another solo episode!! I had so much fun last time I think we're going to make it a regular thing. I am going to read your emails, talk about them, and ponder all of life's questions. Join me!

    Email us at onlyyoupod@gmail.com to tell your story or ask questions of the community, and find us on Instagram or Facebook to be a part of the conversation.

    You can now support us on Patreon! We recently shifted that space to create a community of parents who can meet up and participate in events. All patrons at the $5 level or above can join us for two monthly mental health support groups via Zoom.

    Another great way to support us is to support the crowdfunding campaign for Jess's new book series all about an only child, Ruby June!

    Also remember to please leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 38 min
    Episode 63: On Infertility with Monique Farook of @infertilityandmepodcast

    Episode 63: On Infertility with Monique Farook of @infertilityandmepodcast

    Infertility and Me Podcast focuses on creating a community for those struggling to conceive with infertility. Monique has created such a great space for folks who have been on that journey, and she herself has one child. In this episode, she shares about feelings on family size after an arduous journey with infertility.

    You can find Infertility and Me Podcast anywhere you get your podcasts and you can follow their Instagram here.

    Email us at onlyyoupod@gmail.com to tell your story or ask questions of the community, and find us on Instagram or Facebook to be a part of the conversation.

    You can now support us on Patreon! We recently shifted that space to create a community of parents who can meet up and participate in events. All patrons at the $5 level or above can join us for two monthly mental health support groups via Zoom.

    Another great way to support us is to support the crowdfunding campaign for Jess's new book series all about an only child, Ruby June!

    Also remember to please leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 42 min
    Episode 62: Responses to the Gap Years, Military Kids, and Only Children Who Move A Lot

    Episode 62: Responses to the Gap Years, Military Kids, and Only Children Who Move A Lot

    Hello and welcome to Jess's first ever SOLO EPISODE! I am going to read your emails, talk about them, and ponder all of life's questions. Join me!

    Email us at onlyyoupod@gmail.com to tell your story or ask questions of the community, and find us on Instagram or Facebook to be a part of the conversation.

    You can now support us on Patreon! We recently shifted that space to create a community of parents who can meet up and participate in events. All patrons at the $5 level or above can join us for two monthly mental health support groups via Zoom.

    Another great way to support us is to support the crowdfunding campaign for Jess's new book series all about an only child, Ruby June!

    Also remember to please leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 31 min
    Mini Episode 61: Discussing the Gap Years with Kaila of Parent Tell Podcast

    Mini Episode 61: Discussing the Gap Years with Kaila of Parent Tell Podcast

    Kaila is a friend of the show in every way. A supporter, a listener, and even our beloved editor! We started our podcasts around the same time and Only You Podcast would not be the same without her friendship and guidance. We are incredibly honored to have her back on the show for the second time, and if you haven't already, go give her a listen at Parent Tell Podcast! You can also find her on Instagram.

    Email us at onlyyoupod@gmail.com to tell your story or ask questions of the community, and find us on Instagram or Facebook to be a part of the conversation.

    You can now support us on Patreon! We recently shifted that space to create a community of parents who can meet up and participate in events. All patrons at the $5 level or above can join us for two monthly mental health support groups via Zoom.

    Another great way to support us is to support the crowdfunding campaign for Jess's new book series all about an only child, Ruby June!

    Also remember to please leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

riosdev ,

Amazing

This podcast has really helped my understand and navigate my feelings in a world that glorifies and promotes having multiple children.

h.vick ,

Just what I needed

This is the podcast I didn’t know I needed. So grateful to find a place that supports and nurtures only child families.

nat.rose.g ,

Validating

I feel so seen. Thank you 💜

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