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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

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…

    183 - Getting relationship-ready as a single mum

    183 - Getting relationship-ready as a single mum

    In this episode, I talk about how to know if you're ready for a relationship as a single mum, and how to get yourself there. 
    Links mentioned in the episode:
    Purchase The Ultimate Guide On How To Get Relationship Ready For Single Mothers on this page HERE. 
    Listen to Episode 158, and my lastest speed dating experience HERE.
    Listen to Episode 156 - Speed dating; what you need to know - HERE.
    Listen to Episode 148 - Let's talk dating - HERE.
    Listen to Episode 30 - Interview with dating mindset coach, with veronica Grant - HERE.
    Listen to Episode 26 - Everything dating, with Karina Pamamull - HERE.
    Listen to Episode 18 - Relaunching your sex life as a single mother, with Jacqueline Hellyer - 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.

    • 32 min
    182 - Becoming a single mother by choice

    182 - Becoming a single mother by choice

    Curious about becoming a single mother by choice?
    In this episode of the Single Mother Survival Guide Podcast, I take you along on my journey that started last year after a series of events that could not be seen as a coincidence. It's no secret that I would love to have more children, and last year I decided to find out more about becoming a single mother by choice - i.e getting a sperm donor. I started talking about this journey in Episode 158, and this is a continuation of that journey.  
    I take you along as I speak to my fertility doctor - the lovely Dr Raewyn Teirney about my fertility test results, the two things that were holding me back from going ahead at the time, the sperm donor laws in NSW and what is involved, and the process and costs involved in freezing eggs. I also tell you about my appointment with the counsellor and my feelings that came up after that.
    And finally, I tell you about where I am at in that journey today. 
    I really hope that by sharing my (very personal) journey, anyone who is thinking about this option, especially mums who already have a child with an ex-partner and want more children, will find this informative and interesting to hear.
    Links mentioned in the episode:
    Listen to Episode 158 HERE.
    Read the blog post: "Why a child’s first day at school is so hard on single mums" HERE.
    Contact Dr Raewyn Teirney via IVF Australia.
    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.

    • 59 min
    181 - From blues to blessing

    181 - From blues to blessing

    Almost two years ago, my guest's then-husband casually mentioned to her that he wanted a divorce. She had been married to her husband for over ten years, and they had three children together. The kids were home, it was just like any other day. Except it wasn't.
    Although everything had been great in their marriage to begin with, cracks started to appear after the birth of their first child. Although my guest ignored the signs, there had been a loss in their connection.
    When the divorce was raised, her husband refused to go to counselling and refused to move out of the house. What happened next was a cruel, slow, drawn-out ending to what had once been a happy marriage. They lived together for six months whilst her husband had an affair right in front of her eyes. My guest did not want to believe it, had been in denial of the affair and clung on for hope, but the discovery of a package and card (and what was written inside the card) from the other woman meant she could no longer pretend it wasn't happening. 
    In this episode, my guest shares her story. She talks about the warning signs such as how all his goals only revolved around himself and his narcissistic traits, how she became so physically sick with the stress, the trouble that she had in accepting the end of the marriage, and how ultimately she got out of her slump.
    Two years on, and with her kids (now aged 11, 8, and 5), my guest has a completely different outlook on life. She sees what happened as a blessing.
    She also shares the best thing about being a single mum, and her advice for others in her position.
    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 10 min
    180 - My son saved me (part 2)

    180 - My son saved me (part 2)

    The first time my guest was hit by her partner, they were driving to the supermarket. She ended up with a broken nose and a black eye. They had been together for 6 months.
    In last week's episode, my anonymous guest told us her story. In this week's episode she shares:
    Recovering from domestic violence, and the beauty of life on the other side. The determination she gained to provide the best possible life for her son. Remaining single by choice. Finding herself again. Co-parenting with her abuser. And so much more! This is Part 2 of a two-part episode. Part 1 can be listened to HERE. 
    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 4 min
    179 - My son saved me (part 1)

    179 - My son saved me (part 1)

    The first time my guest was hit by her partner, they were driving to the supermarket. She ended up with a broken nose and a black eye. They had been together for 6 months.
    Over the following years, my guest would go from being an outgoing, creative, vibrant, excitable woman to someone she didn't recognise.
    In this week's episode, my anonymous guest tells her story. She tells us about how every time her partner physically hurt her, the love-bombing would start again, how apologetic he would be, about the affairs that he had, and about how every time she called him out on his unacceptable behaviour, she would get physically attacked; strangled, pushed...her head cut open. And the cycle would start again. 
    She tells us about how ultimately, her then two-year-old son literally saved her life.
    She also discusses:
    Co-parenting with the father of her son, and how that has evolved over the years. The beautiful bond that she has with her son, and teaching him about good relationships.  And how she has been gifted an opportunity to raise a next-generation great man. This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 can be listened to next week. 
    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 8 min
    178 - Ask Julia

    178 - Ask Julia

    In this episode, I answer some more questions sent in by listeners. These questions relate to:
    When your ex buys your 8-year-old daughter a phone without consulting you. Considering a move to Bali for support. Whether or not to ditch private health insurance.  Links mentioned in the episode:
    Thank you to this week's sponsor, Invisalign. 
    Bright Smile Dental Coogee.
    Pros And Cons Of Private Health Insurance.
    155 - Canna Campbell and the $1000 project.
    Some ideas to help donate to the Australian Bushfire appeals here:
    NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery ADOPT A WILD KOALA WIRES Wildlife Rescue Celeste Barber's appeal Salvation Army Disaster Appeal VINNIES BUSHFIRE APPEAL BlazeAid Book in for an intensive mentoring session 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.

    • 36 min

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