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Just a Parent Here Myself

Just a Parent Here Myself is a monthly podcast exploring the lives of parents through anonymous interviews. These discussions reveal the private realities of people who are making their way through the challenges, disorientations, and delights of parenting. The demands of this role can create personal, social, and financial disruptions - things are usually considered private and are downplayed or glossed over in society. Interviewees are given the option to remain anonymous in order to allow for a candid discussion on their experiences.
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A monthly podcast featuring a parent discussing their private challenges, frustrations, discombobulation, and delights of raising a child.

Apr 30, 2017

We move away from talking to parents of younger children and move over to speaking with a mom who has two daughters in their pre-teens. She speaks about consciously raising her children in opposite of her own upbringing, how she perceives the benefits and drawbacks of technology, and the shifting landscape of raising young women.

 

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Shayna @JustAParentHere

 

JaPHM Episode 6

 

 

Apr 1, 2017

This episode is part 2 of 2 in an interview with a divorced mom of 3. Two of her children were adopted while she was married, the third after her divorce.  She discusses her experience with the adoption and the adoption process and how she found her calling as an adoptive mother. 

"I feel like they teach me every day how to be a good person...They were abused, malnourished, neglected. They decided to give me a chance. They had hope. Everytime I look at them and I think about their stories and I think I can be a better person. They really bring that out in me. Adopting them has really changed me and spending time with them recharges me." 

 

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Shayna @JustAParentHere

Feb 17, 2017

This episode is part 1 of 2 in an interview with a divorced mom of 3. Two of her children were adopted while she was married, the third after her divorce. She discusses her experience with the adoption process and the community that came together to support her.

 “Once I told people I was getting a divorce and that I was going to do this [adopt a 3rd child] alone...I feel like that gave people permission to come be a part of the village. When you're a married couple it's thought you have it together. And they don't feel like they need to reach out as much. People felt like they could be part of our community...I it gave them permission to come into our lives more.”

 

Ep 5 _pt 1 Friends

 

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Shayna @JustAParentHere

Jan 14, 2017

Our guest is creator and author of typeamomofmultiples.com. As a lawyer and mother of 5 children under 6 (3 of whom are triplets), Claudia discusses the motivation behind her blog, the challenges and rewards of her situation, and the social perceptions of life with multiples.

“And I just wish someone else could have reassured me that no matter what chaos comes your way, if you are true to yourself and do what has worked for you so far, you will find a way. It sounds trite, but it is so true. I foolishly listened to that collective anxiety about multiples. I heard nothing else because there really wasn't anything else (or at least not enough) out there. It negatively primed me, and it continues to negatively prime society as a whole when they think about multiples.”

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Follow on FB: 

https://www.facebook.com/JustaParentHereMyself/

Twitter: 

Shayna @JustAParentHere

 

Dec 9, 2016

A woman talks about the realities of being a single mom: the difficulties of finding work while pregnant and post-partum, the importance of community, and feeling empowered by raising a child solo. 

Listen & Subscribe on iTunes: 

https://itunes.apple.com/cy/podcast/just-a-parent-here-myself/id1164741196

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https://www.facebook.com/JustaParentHereMyself/

Twitter: 

Shayna @JustAParentHere

 

 00.00 -  Introduction

03:00 -   Meltdowns

08:30 -  Interview/Single Momming!

 

Nov 3, 2016

Using a surrogate to carry their twins, a dad in a same-sex marriage reflects on that process, how they secured breast-milk for their infants, and the challenges he personally faced as a parent. 

 

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https://itunes.apple.com/cy/podcast/just-a-parent-here-myself/id1164741196

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Twitter: 

Shayna @JustAParentHere

Oct 12, 2016

 

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Have you ever pumped and dumped...

 

In this episode we talk to an expedition guide and discusses the challenges she faced pre and post-partum with a physically demanding career that requires her to be away from her family for long stretch of time.

 

00.00 -  Introduction

02:00 -   Puppets

06:03 -  Purpose of JaPHM

09:04 -  Interview/Summits!

 

 

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