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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!
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In our second ever podcast interview, we get the opportunity to chat with author Carri Lyons! Her response to the Thankfulness Episode which mentioned her struggle with having a stillborn baby, surviving cancer then navigating an international adoption within the span of a few years - inspired us to reach out to her and get the whole story. She has an incredibly resilient spirit and we were honored to meet her and talk about how her journey to parenthood led her to being one and done.You can find her book, Along Came Hope, available on Amazon here.Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook and email us your story to be featured on our show! Also please remember to leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts.
‘Tis the season to give thanks for the ones you love! In this special episode, we asked our listeners to send emails and messages telling us what they are most thankful for when it comes to their only child. We got tons of responses and dedicated a whole episode to the many positive things about being one and done. With everything going on in the world right now, we thought we would take a break from talking about the stigma surrounding having an only child and instead cover what isn’t talked about enough - how awesome it can be!This episode is meant to provide some comfort and positivity to anyone who has dealt with negative comments or is feeling doubt about the choice they have made. Whatever decision you make about your family size, you deserve to be supported and validated.In the pop culture segment we chat a little bit about the most positive, affirming, earnest and motivating only child on T.V., Parks and Recreation’s Leslie Knope. We cover an episode where she throws an engagement party and tries to bring her fiancé’s family together with the help of her mom and a tight-knit group of friends.Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook and email us your story to be featured on our show! Also remember to leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts.
In this episode, Jess and Pierce discuss how important it is to surround yourself and your child with a loving and supportive family - regardless of whether or not you are actually related to them. The family you choose can be your best friends, your neighbors, your soccer team, even your bunk mates at summer camp! We tell stories about the different sibling-like relationships we had as children and think of different ways we can expose our child to other kids without actually having any more.We read several emails, including ones about growing up surrounded by kids in an apartment building, making friends while living in another state as your relatives, and becoming an “aunt” to your best friends’ children.In the pop culture segment we discuss the most-requested TV show so far, Gilmore Girls! Jess is a superfan and reveals which “team” she is on, and we discuss an episode where Rory has a family birthday party as well as a friend/neighbor birthday party.Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook and email us your story to be featured on our show!
In our first mini episode, Jess hosts an interview with Amanda P., creator of a hugely popular Instagram page that features memes and funny stories based on parenting an only child (and tons of other relatable parenting content). Amanda has created a wonderful community for parents and there isn’t really another page like it that we have found. In this interview she talks a bit about her struggles with postpartum depression and anxiety and how that guided her decision to be one and done and also tells us a bit about what she’s learned in her time as a parent. You can find her on Instagram as well as Facebook and Twitter!Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook and email us your story to be featured on our show!
This episode is dedicated to all the sufferers of mental health struggles and any person whose journey to parenthood isn’t what they hoped it would be. October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and we wanted to do an episode that talks about how our emotional response to infertility, loss, pregnancy, childbirth and the newborn phase can dictate whether or not we want to have another child. Jess and Pierce share their own story and struggles with anxiety when Penny was a newborn. We read emails from a mom with a lot of strong and relatable feelings about how difficult that newborn phase really is, as well as a mom whose baby had health problems that took a year to resolve after her child was born (you can read more about that in her blog). An emailer also recommends the book One and Only by Lauren Sandler.In the pop culture segment we discuss an Episode of King of the Hill where Peggy and Hank unsuccessfully try for another baby. We realize that Bobby is written as a pretty cool kid with none of the negative only child stereotypes. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook and email us your story to be featured on our show!
In this episode, Jess and Pierce discuss selfishness and whether it’s ok to want to get back to your old hobbies and interests, have your body back, sleep well again, etc. (spoiler alert: it is).We read an email from a listener who describes the newborn experience and grapples with whether or not she wants to repeat it, as well as an adult only child who had to endure some pretty offensive comments while growing up. Also, in the pop culture segment, we discuss the 2003 coming-of-age comedy, Uptown Girls. Jess spends some time ranting about how parents always die in movies about only children. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook and email us your story to be featured on our show!
It’s our first episode! Jess and Pierce are a husband and wife who have a one year old only child. We are taking a light-hearted approach to a touchy and often stigmatized conversation. In this introductory episode, we discuss common stereotypes of only children and encounters with only children we had when we were growing up.Our first emailer shares her views on growing up as an only child and how it was overall a very positive thing for her. We introduce our pop culture segment by discussing an episode of “Rugrats” and an episode of “Hey Arnold” and the differences in the way Angelica and Arnold represent only children. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook and email us your story to be featured on our show!
Welcome to Only You: A One and Done Podcast! In this podcast, husband and wife Pierce and Jess discuss making the decision to have an only child and the stigma that surrounds it. We take emails from other parents of only children, folks on the fence and adult only children to discuss what it means to be an only child. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook and email us your story to be featured on our show!
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