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Becoming a single mum is one of the most daunting and overwhelming life changes someone will ever go through. Whether you are pregnant or have teenagers, you will most likely be confused and struggling with what to do next. I became a single mum in 2013 when my daughter was just a few months old, and it has been a challenging but rewarding journey ever since. This Podcast (and the website www.singlemothersurvivalguide) was created to assist newly single mothers in all things they may need to know about.

SO WHAT IS THE SINGLE MOTHER SURVIVAL GUIDE PODCAST ABOUT?

A Podcast for single mums, made by a single mum… The Single Mother Survival Guide Podcast includes a mixture of me babbling about single mums business and interviews and discussions with different people and experts about different topics.

First off the ranks this includes an interview with a Wills and Estate lawyer which contains everything YOU need to know about getting a Will done, an interview with a financial adviser on everyday money management, savings, spending and so forth, an interview with an online security expert so that YOU know how to keep yourself secure online, an open interview with a domestic violence survivor and advocate, and another interview with a financial adviser on everything to do with insurance, and what you should think about getting insured to ensure the financial safety for you and your kids. Coming up after that I have chats with people including parenting experts, family lawyers, and a life coach.

I also chat about the social stigma of being a single mum, single parent travel, everyday tips to make YOUR life easier, dating, personal budgeting, resources out there to help YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN, child support, domestic violence, successful co-parenting, advantages to being a single mum, and the list goes on…

Single Mother Survival Guide Julia Hasche

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7, 37 Ratings

Becoming a single mum is one of the most daunting and overwhelming life changes someone will ever go through. Whether you are pregnant or have teenagers, you will most likely be confused and struggling with what to do next. I became a single mum in 2013 when my daughter was just a few months old, and it has been a challenging but rewarding journey ever since. This Podcast (and the website www.singlemothersurvivalguide) was created to assist newly single mothers in all things they may need to know about.

SO WHAT IS THE SINGLE MOTHER SURVIVAL GUIDE PODCAST ABOUT?

A Podcast for single mums, made by a single mum… The Single Mother Survival Guide Podcast includes a mixture of me babbling about single mums business and interviews and discussions with different people and experts about different topics.

First off the ranks this includes an interview with a Wills and Estate lawyer which contains everything YOU need to know about getting a Will done, an interview with a financial adviser on everyday money management, savings, spending and so forth, an interview with an online security expert so that YOU know how to keep yourself secure online, an open interview with a domestic violence survivor and advocate, and another interview with a financial adviser on everything to do with insurance, and what you should think about getting insured to ensure the financial safety for you and your kids. Coming up after that I have chats with people including parenting experts, family lawyers, and a life coach.

I also chat about the social stigma of being a single mum, single parent travel, everyday tips to make YOUR life easier, dating, personal budgeting, resources out there to help YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN, child support, domestic violence, successful co-parenting, advantages to being a single mum, and the list goes on…

    198 - Leaving a husband with mental illness through ten seconds of courage

    198 - Leaving a husband with mental illness through ten seconds of courage

    One of the hardest things my guest this week had to come to terms with was breaking her marriage vows... "till death do us part". But when her husband continued to suffer from depression for over a decade and had no interest in getting better she couldn't go on anymore.  
    In this episode she discusses:
    What it was like living with a spouse who had depression, and how his failure to get help for issues affected her, their relationship, and their entire family. Having a child with special needs and educational needs How the valued the support she received from her friends and family. What it was like living with an ex before parting ways in a living arrangement way. Going through grief during a pandemic. How her faith helped her to find her inner strength, power and wisdom to take the next step.  And so much more! Links mentioned in the episode:
    To contact Julia, email: julia@singlemothersurvivalguide.com.
    Visit us at Single Mother Survival Guide. 
    Or connect with Single Mother Survival Guide on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest

    • 54 min
    197 - Looking after your future self

    197 - Looking after your future self

    Staying organised is a great way to look after your future self and keep you happier. In this episode, I share some quick tips so you can look after your future self too. 
    I also share some exciting news with you!
    Links mentioned in the episode:
    To contact Julia, email: julia@singlemothersurvivalguide.com.
    Visit us at Single Mother Survival Guide. 
    Or connect with Single Mother Survival Guide on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest

    • 28 min
    196 - Prèma's single mum story

    196 - Prèma's single mum story

    Prèma was 23 years old when she unexpectedly fell pregnant whilst having a fling. At 24 she gave birth and raised her daughter solo; the father having no interest in having a child. 
    A few years later, Prèma ended up in a relationship which over time became abusive; her partner rarely remembering the attacks. With time, however, she gained the strength to leave. 
    Prèma then met the love of her life, Simon, online, and together they welcomed a baby in 2019. 
    In this episode, Prèma shares her story. She also talks about her father's recent passing and the family dynamics of her own stepfamily, as well as her story of being adopted as a baby and later meeting her birth parents, and how that also helped shape decisions she made later in life.
    Prèma now lives happily with her two daughters (aged 13 and 9 months) and Simon, studying, and also doing a job that she absolutely loves. 
    Links mentioned in the episode:
    To contact Julia, email: julia@singlemothersurvivalguide.com.
    Visit us at Single Mother Survival Guide. 
    Or connect with Single Mother Survival Guide on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest

    • 1 hr 3 min
    195 - Not letting fear hold you back from becoming a single mother by choice

    195 - Not letting fear hold you back from becoming a single mother by choice

    Krista was 30 when she decided to become a single mother by choice. She was happy in her job, she had spent time travelling, and she owned her own house. The only thing missing for Krista was a child. And so her path to becoming a single mother by choice began.
    In this episode, Krista shares her fertility treatment journey that she has been on for the last 3.5 years to become a single mother by choice. She discusses her 5 IUIs and further IVF treatments, and the emotional rollercoaster that these have entailed. She shares the joy of finally becoming pregnant after 3 years and then the heartbreak of going into early labour and delivering her daughter Stella at 20 weeks. 
    She talks about navigating the grief, the love and support she has received from people in her life, and facing her first Mother's Day as a mother, albeit a bereaved one.
    Krista also talks about how absolutely certain she was that this was the right path for her, and the steps she is taking next. One of her key messages is to not let fear hold you back from becoming a single mother by choice. 
    Links mentioned in the episode:
    Listen to my journey of becoming a single mother by choice in Episodes 158 and 182.
    Listen to other podcast episodes with single mothers by choice - Episodes 76, 59, and 14.
    Listen to Episode 039 - Mother's Day for Single Mums Mothers - here. 
    Connect with Krista on Instagram here.  
    To contact Julia, email: julia@singlemothersurvivalguide.com.
    Visit us at Single Mother Survival Guide. 
    Or connect with Single Mother Survival Guide on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest

    • 1 hr 33 min
    194 - Dealing with heartbreak in a pandemic

    194 - Dealing with heartbreak in a pandemic

    Dealing with heartbreak in a pandemic is not fun. But there can definitely be some positive things about it.
    I have been saddened to hear of so many relationships (single mums with new partners) ending in the last couple of months.  
    In this week's episode, I tell you about the ending of my relationship and how I overcame those initial weeks - dealing with heartbreak in a pandemic.
    You are not alone xx
    Links mentioned in the episode:
    Contact Lifeline or 1800 Respect.
    Blog post - What You Need To Consider When Introducing A New Partner To Your Children.
    To contact Julia, email: julia@singlemothersurvivalguide.com.
    Visit us at Single Mother Survival Guide. 
    Or connect with Single Mother Survival Guide on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest

    • 53 min
    193 - Single parenting in the time of coronavirus

    193 - Single parenting in the time of coronavirus

    Single parenting in the time of coronavirus is no easy feat. In this week's episode, I share strategies to help get you through.
    Links mentioned in the episode:
    To contact Julia, email: julia@singlemothersurvivalguide.com.
    Visit us at Single Mother Survival Guide. 
    Or connect with Single Mother Survival Guide on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest.

    • 27 min

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