Happily Ever After (Without Children!)
By Shannon Vandermark
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This series is for anyone who has voluntarily or involuntarily found themselves childless and is looking for signs out there that life gets better! If you are sick and tired of that same old tune in your head that sounds something like 'the only happy ending involves having children,' you are in the right place. It is time to rewrite that happy ending. Join me as we hear honest, open, warm stories from inspirational men and women from all over the world who have found their happy endings and are thriving. Think of us as all part of an awesome club that you never wanted to join in the first place. But you have found your self here anyway and this podcast is the secret knock, so come on in. You are most welcome!
||CleanEpisode 10: A Chat With Erika Bertling Covering Themes Related to Infertility, Grief, and October 15th, International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day||This week I speak over the power of broadband, laptops and conferencing software to my dear friend Erika Bertling in Los Angeles, whom I have known for an astounding 20 years. We met when we were both travelling the world working on TV shows. Erika...||14 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: A Chat With Jessica Hepburn Covering Themes Related to IVF, Infertility, Pregnancy Loss and Unwanted Childlessness||I met Jessica through the Fertility Fest; a festival for anyone exploring their fertility journeys. It is a place for both mothers in arms and mothers in their hearts and it is a space Jessica is hoping can be a nurturing environment for all women. We..||1 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: A Chat With My Husband, Robin Covering Themes Such As Infertility, Pregnancy Loss and Unplanned Childlessness||Finally, I got a man to speak to me. Well, I convinced my husband Robin to get involved. There was a bit of bribery. I won’t lie. We had an honest conversation, which covered our years of trying for a baby and all of the things that make us happy...||17 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: An Interview With Brandi Lytle, Part 2. Overcoming The Grief of Infertility, Pregnancy Loss and Unwanted Childlessness||Episode seven. This week we are wrapping up the interview that I conducted with Brandi, blogger and generally inspiring lady with ten years of infertility struggles now behind her and the surprisingly rewarding childless not by choice life ahead of...||25 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: An Interview With Brandi Lytle, Part 1. Overcoming The Grief of Infertility, Pregnancy Loss and Unwanted Childlessness||Episode six, y’all. This week I am speaking to Brandi, who is an inspirational young lady, making lemonade out of lemons after ten years of battling with infertility. We recorded this interview through the marvellous internet, as Brandi is in South...||19 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: My Story. Overcoming The Grief of Infertility, Pregnancy Loss and Unwanted Childlessness||So, here we are at episode five. Today is an exciting day because my sister is being induced, pretty much as I speak and in only a few hours (hopefully!) I will have a new niece or nephew! She is all the way over in Kansas City and I am here in...||12 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Pam. Overcoming The Grief of Infertility, Pregnancy Loss and Unwanted Childlessness||This podcast is for anyone who doesn’t have children and for anyone who loves someone who doesn’t have children! It is for those who have struggled to conceive but also for those who have woken up one day and realised it is a little...||5 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: A Chat With Sisters Sheila and Iovana. Overcoming The Grief of Infertility, Pregnancy Loss and Unwanted Childlessness||This podcast is for anyone who doesn’t have children and for anyone who loves someone who doesn’t have children! It is for those who have struggled to conceive but also for those who have woken up one day and realised it is a little...||7 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: A Chat With Lief. Overcoming The Grief of Infertility, Pregnancy Loss and Unwanted Childlessness||I was fortunate to visit Lief in her seaside home. Lief and I connected over the local support group I started and over the novel she has published called Flow, which addresses themes such as resilience, survival, pain and loss. In...||11 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Introduction Into Helping Yourself Overcome Infertility and Childlessness||A Taste Of What You Can Expect To Hear In the Series||14 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Love this podcast!
Listening to the honest stories shared in this podcast is both inspiring and moving. It’s heartening to hear these strong women finding positives following their own painful journeys.
Brilliant podcast series
I love this podcast series. So honest and authentic and moving but also uplifting. Shannon has a great style and tone of voice.
I really look forward to seeing where Shannon takes this podcast. I love listening to her engaging with her guests.