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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 ...
 
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Annabelle Wilson met her husband when she was 19 years old. He had already been diagnosed with brain cancer and had been given 18 months to live. He was 22 years old. They ended up sharing ten beautiful years together. They got married and then Annabelle fell pregnant. When she was seven months pregnant, her loving husband, Josh, lost his battle wi…
 
Alexandra Collier is an award-winning writer and playwright from Melbourne. She has spent over a decade in New York working in theatre, TV, print and advertising; her plays have been produced Off-Broadway. In Australia, her plays have been produced and developed at Sydney Theatre Company, La Mama and the Hayes Theatre Co. She has also written for a…
 
In this week's podcast episode, I chat with my beautiful friend, and Gogglebox star, Isabelle Silbery. We catch up on: Life during Covid Homeschooling Co-parenting during Covid Overcoming heartbreak Her blossoming relationship with Alex Getting engaged Necker Island memories, and SO MUCH MORE! Links mentioned in the episode: You can listen to the p…
 
In this week's podcast episode, I chat with Zoe about her experience escaping an abusive relationship and how the struggle she had in explaining to her son where his dad was led her to write the book: Where Is My Daddy? This is a beautifully written, and illustrated, book that helps explain to children in similar circumstances why they aren’t seein…
 
The mindset series continues... I'm sharing some of my favourite tools and strategies with you to shift your mindset from negative to positive. Here is the fourth episode in the series. To contact Julia, email: julia@singlemothersurvivalguide.com. Visit us at Single Mother Survival Guide. Or connect with Single Mother Survival Guide on Facebook, In…
 
The mindset series continues... I'm sharing some of my favourite tools and strategies with you to shift your mindset from negative to positive. Here is the third episode in the series. To contact Julia, email: julia@singlemothersurvivalguide.com. Visit us at Single Mother Survival Guide. Or connect with Single Mother Survival Guide on Facebook, Ins…
 
The mindset series continues... I'm sharing some of my favourite tools and strategies with you to shift your mindset from negative to positive. Here is the second one. 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, …
 
In the following few weeks, I'm going to share some of my favourite tools and strategies with you to shift your mindset from negative to positive. Here is the first one. 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…
 
Megan Dalla-Camina is the Founder and CEO of Women Rising, a best-selling author, women’s mentor, speaker and coach and one of the world’s leading experts on women’s leadership, wellbeing and empowerment. Megan is a global advocate for women, dedicated to helping women step into their power, create what they truly want and live with grace, ease and…
 
Stacey was 18 years old and homeless when she met her (now ex) husband. He played the rescuer but over time she began to see his manipulative tendencies, and the strength that she gained over the 12 years she was with him started to threaten him. Throughout the relationship, she was also dealing with an undiagnosed mental illness - borderline perso…
 
Samantha X is a journalist, an author, a business owner, a high-class escort and a madam. And she’s also a single mum. I'm delighted to have Samantha X on the show this week. We talk about: single motherhood, what life is really like as a high-class escort, the types of clients she has, what the other mums at school think of her career, her incredi…
 
In this episode, I share eight first steps to take as a brand new single mum. Links mentioned in the episode: Sign up to the 10 day FREE Get Your sparkle Back Challenge HERE. Listen to episode 208, with Lynn Jimenez, HERE. To contact Julia, email: julia@singlemothersurvivalguide.com. Visit us at Single Mother Survival Guide. Or connect with Single …
 
Happy fourth birthday to the Single Mother Survival Guide Podcast!! Thanks so much for being a part of the journey. 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.…
 
In this episode, I answer more questions sent in by listeners. This week, these questions relate to: Dealing with your feelings, and the feelings of your family, around shame and guilt when pregnant and single. How to deal with bringing your baby to meet the woman your partner left you for. Links mentioned in the episode: Join the Thrive Tribe wait…
 
In this week’s podcast episode, I talk with wife and husband team Poppy and Geoff. Poppy and Geoff have a beautiful love story. They were college sweethearts, who then both went their separate ways and 32 years, and two divorces later each, they came back together. Poppy and Geoff are Certified Supreme Court Family Law Mediators and Relationship Co…
 
Lynn Jimenez (based in Southern California), is a mental health therapist, yoga instructor, and single mum. She's also the founder of Connect.Flow.Grow - a platform that provides parents with easy to use tools so they can teach their kids about feelings and behaviours, reducing stress and frustration in the home, and increasing the MAGIC of family …
 
In this episode, I share seven lessons I learned as a single mum that will be sure to help you too. Links mentioned in the episode: Blog post: 9 REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO FIND YOUR SINGLE MUM TRIBE. To contact Julia, email: julia@singlemothersurvivalguide.com. Visit us at Single Mother Survival Guide. Or connect with Single Mother Survival Guide on F…
 
Paula Booth was very much in love with an amazing man when after almost 8 years together he decided that he didn't want to have kids after all. Paula wasn't sure if she could have children of her own after an accident in 2011 left her with a spinal cord injury which had resulted in her becoming a paraplegic. Nonetheless, she was left with a decisio…
 
July 2020... the perfect time to re-focus and plan out the rest of this year, one that will be sure to go down in history. How will you remember 2020? Links mentioned in the episode: Listen to Episode 193 (single parenting in the time of coronavirus) HERE. To contact Julia, email: julia@singlemothersurvivalguide.com. Visit us at Single Mother Survi…
 
In this episode, I answer more questions sent in by listeners. These questions relate to: The fear of having time without your child and when you're constantly threatened by your ex with being taken to court. What to do when you are constantly the one trying to facilitate a relationship between your young child and their father, and the father is n…
 
In 2015, at 36 years old, Anna von Frances packed up her house, sold all her things and left Canada. With a 40 L backpack and her Chihuahua x Jack Russel, Anna moved to Guatemala. Six months later, she fell pregnant to a local tattoo artist after a one night stand. Despite pretty much everyone she spoke to about it advising her against having the b…
 
In this episode, I share two pieces of BIG news... Thrive Tribe - the global membership experience for single mothers - will be open for enrollment from 8:00 am 1st July - 8:00 am 6th July (AEST). This is a membership that I am just SO excited to open up to you. I have been working with 34 founding members to bring you the best membership experienc…
 
In this super length episode, we celebrate 200 episodes of the Single Mother Survival Guide podcast and the amazing community that this has become. I have invited several past guests on the show to answer three questions: What has been your lowest moment (or most challenging experience) as a single mum? What is your favourite thing about being a si…
 
In this episode, I chat about the Black Lives Matter movement and what I'm personally doing - listening and educating both myself and my daughter. 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…
 
Lisa was 31 when she went to see an IVF specialist to enquire about becoming a single mum by choice. She soon discovered that being a single mother by choice was the path she wanted to embark on. At 33 she had her son, Teddy, by using donor sperm. Lisa is now 35, and in this episode she shares: her experience of undertaking two IUIs, the process of…
 
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 de…
 
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. O…
 
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 stren…
 
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 …
 
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 - dealin…
 
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 Pint…
 
My guest in this week's episode continues her story from last week, about her experience with domestic violence, and specifically the sexual abuse she received from her partner of over 10 years. She left him two and a half years ago when she was 8 months pregnant with her second daughter. Her daughters are now two and four. This week she shares how…
 
My guest in this week's episode has been a single mum for two and a half years. She has two daughters, aged two and four. In part 1 of this two-part episode, my guest shares her experience with domestic violence, and specifically the sexual abuse she received from her partner of over 10 years. She left him when she was 8 months pregnant with her se…
 
In this week's episode, my guest from last week continues to share her story. Last week we discussed the evolution of the relationship that my guest had with her (now) ex-husband, and how one day, six years into their relationship (and completely out of the blue), my guest's (then) husband told her that he wanted to take up cross-dressing, and how …
 
My guest in this week's episode met the future father of her child when they were in college. They formed a firm friendship which, over time, developed into a relationship, and eventually marriage. They ended up being together for over ten years. One day, six years into their relationship (and completely out of the blue), my guest's (then) husband …
 
In this episode, we hear from Hayley who last spoke to us in January 2019. In episodes 131 (Part 1), 132 (Part 2), and 133 (Part 3) she shared her story and experience with sudden wife abandonment and the grief that she experienced for the 12 months following. Hayley thought her relationship with her husband had been a fairytale. They had been toge…
 
Welcome to the third, and final instalment of Dapnee's incredible story. In Part 1 of Dapnee's story, we talked about what was going on her 17-year-old life: she had recently graduated high school and had been accepted into a dream university, she wanted to study physics and saw a future as a research scientist, and she had moved into the dorms and…
 
The future was looking bright for 17-year-old Dapnee. She had recently graduated high school and had been accepted into a dream university. She wanted to study physics and saw a future as a research scientist. She moved into the dorms and started college life. She was excited to begin the next chapter. In last week's episode (Part 1 of this story),…
 
The future was looking bright for 17-year-old Dapnee. She had recently graduated high school and had been accepted into a dream university. She wanted to study physics and saw a future as a research scientist. She moved into the dorms and started college life. She was excited to begin the next chapter. It was the last week of summer school at unive…
 
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 - Sp…
 
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 singl…
 
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 ap…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
In this solo episode, I chat about the six steps I take each year to create my best year yet. And you know what? It only gets better and better! Take a listen and plan out your 2020. Links mentioned in the episode: Thank you to this week's sponsor, Invisalign. Bright Smile Dental Coogee. Listen to episode 115 - Sudden wife abandonment, with Ashlene…
 
In this episode of the Single Mother Survival Guide Podcast, I talk about how to get through your first Christmas as a single mum and tips on how to get through the day if you don't have the kids. Links mentioned in the episode: To contact Julia, email: julia@singlemothersurvivalguide.com. Visit us at Single Mother Survival Guide. Or connect with S…
 
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