Single Mother Survival Guide
About This Show
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 mother 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.com) 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…
Most Recent Episode
Episode 053 - Managing Multiple Sclerosis as a single mum, with Lara Flanagan
2 days ago
In Part 1 of this two part episode of the Single Mother Survival Guide Podcast, Julia talks with Lara Flanagan. Lara is a true inspiration. She is the single mum who has been travelling the world with her kids on just $100 a day. At age 41, Lara Flanagan was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and was told she was destined to a life in a wheelchair. After struggling to accept the news she eventually took control of her condition to embrace the best life has to offer. Selling everything she owned, since last year, she and her 9 year old twins have been setting out on the ultimate adventure around the globe all while inspiring others with her message of hope. In her own words, she is also a photo taking, food obsessed, foul mouthed, constantly writing and country-loving Mamma. And her Blog - My Notes from New England is where she shares her stories. She is on the constant hunt for taste, colour, flavour and love with lashings of food for the soul. Her blog covers everything from dealing with life in the country as a single mum city-chic to being diagnosed with MS to travelling the world with twins, armed only with a laptop and her camera. It’s also about her love of vegan food and the life she shares with her twins and her two mad dogs. It covers the good, the bad, the funny, the sad and the downright fucking ugly. In this episode (Part 1) we talk about the circumstances under which Lara became a single mum, her move to the country, and about her diagnosis with MS - what MS is, how she came to terms with her diagnosis and how she manages her illness all whilst being a single mum to 9 year old twins. Look out for Part 2 of this episode coming next week, where we talk about her travelling the world with her kids for 9 months on under $100 a day! Links mentioned in Podcast: My Notes from New England Connect with Lara on Facebook or Instagram, or email Lara here. To contact Julia, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the single parent mentoring programs available with Julia