Only You: A One and Done Podcast
Mini Episode 48: Interview with Linda Fruits of @fruitsofmotherhood

Mini Episode 48: Interview with Linda Fruits of @fruitsofmotherhood

November 23, 2021

We are so happy to share an interview with one of our favorite moms on social media!! Linda Fruits joined Jess for a great conversation on parenting expectations, managing your relationship after having a child, and work/life balance.

Email us at onlyyoupod@gmail.com if you have thoughts on these questions or find us on Instagram or Facebook to be a part of the conversation.

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Episode 47: The 2021 Thankfulness Episode

Episode 47: The 2021 Thankfulness Episode

November 15, 2021

We are so excited to be BACK! This is our first episode after a three month break. In our first ever yearly tradition, we would like to share with you our annual Thankfulness Episode! There can be so much negativity and stigma surrounding only children, we always like to dedicate a whole episode during the holiday season to everything we feel gratitude about. We read stories from listeners about why they are thankful for their one and only and the road they took to get there.

Email us at onlyyoupod@gmail.com if you would like to share your story on the show or find us on Instagram or Facebook to be a part of the conversation.

You can now support us on Patreon! All patrons at the $5 level or above can join us for a monthly mental health support group via Zoom and folks at the $10 level can listen ad-free.

Also remember to please leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts.

Mini Episode 46: Interview with Kayleigh Summers of @thebirthtrauma_mama

Mini Episode 46: Interview with Kayleigh Summers of @thebirthtrauma_mama

August 23, 2021

We are so honored to have had the opportunity to chat with Kayleigh Summers, aka The Birth Trauma Mama. Her Instagram account, which advocates for parents who have experienced birth trauma, has been a huge source of healing and understanding for us, especially after our battle with preeclampsia. Kayleigh shares her birth story as well as some of her thoughts on family planning after a traumatic birth and being one and done.

You can follow @thebirthtrauma_mama on Instagram as well as on TikTok, and you can learn more about her story on her website.

Email us at onlyyoupod@gmail.com if you would like to tell your story and be featured on the show, or find us on Instagram or Facebook to be a part of the conversation.

You can now support us on Patreon! All patrons at the $5 level or above can join us for a monthly mental health support group via Zoom and folks at the $10 level can listen ad-free.

Also remember to please leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts.

Special Episode 45: Chatting About Our Relationship - Live From A Camping Trip!

Special Episode 45: Chatting About Our Relationship - Live From A Camping Trip!

August 17, 2021

Hello everyone out there! We wanted to bring you a very special episode like we've never done before. Listen in on a raw, honest conversation we have about how our relationship has evolved since becoming parents, our expectations of one another, and navigating the change from stay at home mom to stay at home dad. We apologize for the sound quality, we literally recorded this from the car!

Feel free to write in to our show about anything you want, each week we will be taking questions or stories on a wider range of topics so that everyone’s voices can be heard.

Email us at onlyyoupod@gmail.com if you have thoughts on these questions or find us on Instagram or Facebook to be a part of the conversation.

You can now support us on Patreon! All patrons at the $5 level or above can join us for a monthly mental health support group via Zoom and folks at the $10 level can listen ad-free.

Also remember to please leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts.

Episode 44: Advice Needed For Intrusive Questions at Work and Responses to Military and Adoption Stories

Episode 44: Advice Needed For Intrusive Questions at Work and Responses to Military and Adoption Stories

August 10, 2021

We chat a bit about what it might be like to have an only child while living a military or traveling lifestyle, and read an email about a family who has moved many times. We also read several emails about adoption and step-siblings in response to last week's question about an adoptive child and their biological siblings.

In an Only You Podcast first, we have a listener asking for ADVICE! We read their quandary, comment with our thoughts, then turn to all of you for advice on the matter. Can't wait to hear what you all think!

This week’s questions:

  • Cont'd: Does anyone have tips or stories about raising an only child as a military family?
  • Do you feel that the process of adoption is not accurately depicted in parenting circles or pop culture?
  • Help our listener weigh in on a coworker who rubs her the wrong way as a parent of more than one.

Feel free to write in about anything you want, each week we will be taking questions or stories on a wider range of topics so that everyone’s voices can be heard.

Email us at onlyyoupod@gmail.com if you have thoughts on these questions or find us on Instagram or Facebook to be a part of the conversation.

You can now support us on Patreon! All patrons at the $5 level or above can join us for a monthly mental health support group via Zoom and folks at the $10 level can listen ad-free.

Also remember to please leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts.

Mini Episode 43: Interview with Kelli Kelley, Founder and CEO of Hand To Hold

Mini Episode 43: Interview with Kelli Kelley, Founder and CEO of Hand To Hold

August 3, 2021

This week we are celebrating Penny's second birthday and processing all kinds of emotions as we reflect the two year anniversary of our birth trauma and NICU stay. On behalf of NICU parents everywhere, we are honored to bring to you an interview with Kelli Kelley, the founder and CEO of Hand to Hold. Hand to Hold is a non-profit organization that provides personalized support before, during and after a NICU stay to help ensure all NICU families thrive.

You can learn more about this incredible and much needed non-profit on their website, where you can also find tons of great resources including multiple podcasts and virtual support groups.

Email us at onlyyoupod@gmail.com if you would like to tell your story and be featured on the show, or find us on Instagram or Facebook to be a part of the conversation.

You can now support us on Patreon! All patrons at the $5 level or above can join us for a monthly mental health support group via Zoom and folks at the $10 level can listen ad-free.

Also remember to please leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts.

Episode 42: Military Life with an Only Child, Adoption and Biological Siblings, and Responses to Traveling With an Only

Episode 42: Military Life with an Only Child, Adoption and Biological Siblings, and Responses to Traveling With an Only

July 27, 2021

Our listeners respond to an email from the last episode and we talk about the many positives of traveling with a single child. We also discuss our recent vacation and how freeing it is to be out of the baby stage and not planning on having another in regards to planning, attending, and affording a nice family trip.

We read several stories about people who have experienced epiphanies about their own family plans before even trying for their first, a family who opted for adoption and has an only child with biological siblings, and a military family hoping for tips on raising an only child while moving around a lot.

This week’s questions:

  • At what point did you first consider having an only child? Do you feel that the expectation to have two or more children is ingrained in our society?
  • Do any families have an adopted child who is an only but also has biological siblings they are in contact with?
  • Does anyone have tips or stories about raising an only child as a military family?

Feel free to write in about anything you want, each week we will be taking questions or stories on a wider range of topics so that everyone’s voices can be heard.

Email us at onlyyoupod@gmail.com if you have thoughts on these questions or find us on Instagram or Facebook to be a part of the conversation.

You can now support us on Patreon! All patrons at the $5 level or above can join us for a monthly mental health support group via Zoom and folks at the $10 level can listen ad-free.

Also remember to please leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts.

Mini Episode 41: Interview with Ashley and Martha of Dear NICU Mama

Mini Episode 41: Interview with Ashley and Martha of Dear NICU Mama

July 19, 2021

For some of us, the decision to be one and done came partially from a difficult experience in the NICU. It can be incredibly traumatizing to see your child struggle as you are recuperating from childbirth and just learning how to be a parent. Dear NICU Mama is a nonprofit organization that has created a community of past and present NICU moms and works to support and connect them in their healing journey. We were so lucky to be able to chat with Ashley and Martha and learn more about how they started the organization, hear their birth stories, and learn more about where they stand with their family sizes.

You can listen to the Dear NICU Mama Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about their mission on their website and follow them on Instagram.

Email us at onlyyoupod@gmail.com if you would like to tell your story and be featured on the show, or find us on Instagram or Facebook to be a part of the conversation.

You can now support us on Patreon! All patrons at the $5 level or above can join us for a monthly mental health support group via Zoom and folks at the $10 level can listen ad-free.

Also remember to please leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts.

Episode 40: Building a Support System As Introverts, Traveling With an Only, and Gray-Area Birth Trauma Responses

Episode 40: Building a Support System As Introverts, Traveling With an Only, and Gray-Area Birth Trauma Responses

July 12, 2021

This episode talks about some triggering issues, so if you aren’t in a space to think about miscarriage or traumatic birth, feel free to skip - we totally understand. It’s always so important for us to give a voice to everyone who is one and done, and sometimes the reasons behind that choice are painful. We just want to reiterate that this space is for people who are OAD both by choice or by circumstance.

We discuss the many responses we received about gray-area birth trauma and how it feels when your labor and delivery experience isn't what you hoped it would be. We also chat about traveling with an only child and creating a support system for yourself and your child, even as an introvert!

This week’s questions:

  • If you are introverted, how do you create and maintain a support system for yourself and your only child?
  • Can you share any tips, anecdotes, or stories about traveling with your singleton child?
  • Would your birth plan had been different if you knew at the time you would be one and done?

Feel free to write in about anything you want, each week we will be taking questions or stories on a wider range of topics so that everyone’s voices can be heard.

Email us at onlyyoupod@gmail.com if you have thoughts on these questions or find us on Instagram or Facebook to be a part of the conversation.

You can now support us on Patreon! All patrons at the $5 level or above can join us for a monthly mental health support group via Zoom and folks at the $10 level can listen ad-free.

Mini Episode 39: Interview with Author of Bringing Up Bebe, Pamela Druckerman

Mini Episode 39: Interview with Author of Bringing Up Bebe, Pamela Druckerman

July 6, 2021

We are so pleased to share an interview that Jess had with Pamela Druckerman, author of Bringing Up Bebe. This was the first (and only) parenting book Jess read during her pregnancy, and although the author has more than one child, the attitude of French parenting has shaped the way we parent. We chat about maintaining your identity after having a child, American expectations of mothers, and the pressures we tend to put on ourselves. It was absolutely fascinating to speak with this best-selling author, and we hope you all join us in reading the book over the summer so we can chat with her again at our book club!

You can find the audiobook using Audibletrial.com/onlyyou and receive a free one month trial of Audible, or look for a hard copy at your local bookstore or library.  We will be doing a completely free Zoom discussion to talk about our feelings on the book later this year. Only You: A One and Done Podcast is proudly sponsored by Audible. 

Email us at onlyyoupod@gmail.com if you have thoughts on these questions or find us on Instagram or Facebook to be a part of the conversation.

You can now support us on Patreon! All patrons at the $5 level or above can join us for a monthly mental health support group via Zoom and folks at the $10 level can listen ad-free.

Also remember to please leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts.

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