The Widowed Parent Podcast
By Jenny Lisk
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The Widowed Parent Podcast is your guide to the murky waters of “only-parenting” after the loss of a spouse. Host Jenny Lisk, who lost her own husband to brain cancer when her kids were 9 & 11, sets out each week in search of the best information, advice, and experts, and brings them straight to you. Whether you listen at the gym, on your commute, or walking the dog, we hope you’ll join us for inspiration, empowerment, and connection.
||CleanWPP 013: Dr. Lisa Damour on parenting teenage girls||“The greatest gift we can give our teenagers if we can is to be really boring and self-sufficient as parents, to allow them to be the ones whose lives feel a little unsteady and unpredictable and drama-filled. That’s sort of what it means to be a...||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWPP 012: Diane Ingram Fromme on step-parenting grieving kids||“Grief has a way of seeping from the inside out in the most unexpected ways. Being prepared and open to field unexpected situations, with keeping in mind honoring the deceased parent in that whole picture, is probably one of the most important...||2/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWPP 011: Lane Pease from Kate’s Club on building resiliency in kids after loss||"Children can be resilient. But we know there are factors that have to do with building resiliency in them. They are not automatically any more resilient than we are, or than anybody is. If anything, they’re very vulnerable to a lot of things....||1/29/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWPP 010: Writer & widowed parent Jeanette Koncikowski on re-partnering after loss||“It really is about trusting yourself. Trusting your kids. Absolutely get professional help. Get community around you. Whittle down your life to the most essential components if you can. Insulate yourself in a way that prioritizes your time,...||1/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWPP 009: Dr. Justin Yopp, co-author of The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life||“You’re not alone. There are many, many people out there going through the same thing as you. You do not have to be perfect. You were not perfect before your husband or wife or partner died, and you don’t need to be perfect now. Give yourself...||1/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWPP 008: Krista St-Germain, life coach for widowed moms||“Love yourself as fiercely as you can. And let it be what it is. And yes, life will be different, but that doesn’t mean it has to be limited. And just let it unfold. And love yourself through it. No rights, no wrongs, no judgement, no should be...||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWPP 007: Austin Shoecraft on losing his dad at age 11||“You really need to be the parent in their lives still. Now you have to be both parents really. So you have to put in that much extra work. Even though [you’re] grieving, and with the whole world maybe crashing down, you still need to provide that..||1/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWPP 006: Therapist & parenting coach Tracey Biebel tackles listener questions on puberty & moms raising boys / dads raising girls||“You have all the tools inside you to do it. You’re the perfectly imperfect parent to do this with your kiddo. Just talk about it. Just say something. Just open the door. That’s all you have to do. Just start. Start anywhere, and start...||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWPP 005: Writer, coach, & widowed mom Carole Marie Downing||"The best thing that I can say, that’s taken me time to come to, is that your family is whole just as it is. And there will be that place of missing, always.… And I really am beginning to understand more and more, even though we’re a...||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWPP 004: Writer Jacob Pippin, on losing his mom at age 3||“I’ve lived in that isolation and there were times where I thought that was a good place to be. And again it feels good very momentarily, and then you realize there’s no growth and no healing that ever comes from that, at least in my...||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWPP 003: Widowed parent & blogger Wendy Clough||“I would say the biggest thing that I learned is that no matter what you’re feeling, it’s ok. If you’re feeling really sad and it’s 12 years later, that’s ok. And that if you’re really laughing and having fun, you don’t need to feel...||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWPP 002: Kellyn Shoecraft on personalized board books for grieving young kids||“There are some, in grief, who immediately throw themselves into pictures and memories. I am not that type of person. It has been 15 months since my sister died, but I still choose not to look at pictures of her. The heartache is too much. It will...||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWPP 001: Widowed parent & health, grief, and life coach Kendra Zierau||“Live your life the way that you feel called to do it. Parent the way you know your kids because you were created to be their parent. And nobody can take that away from you. And do not listen to the critics, because they will always be there. That...||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWPP 000: Welcome to The Widowed Parent Podcast||Welcome to The Widowed Parent Podcast! I’m having so much fun connecting with such interesting people and putting this show together, and I wanted to just pause a moment and let you know what’s coming. Each week I go out in search of people...||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
A Great Resource for Those Navigating Grief
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Jenny, it was a great experience. Through The Widowed Parent Podcast, Jenny offers a great resource for those navigating the difficult waters of grief, both for widowed parents and children, and really anyone who has in some way been effected by grief. Thankful for the work she is doing.
Jenny has created an incredible resource full of connection and inspiration for those who are parenting through the journey of grief. Thank you!
from the host...
I love hearing from listeners! Got questions you’d like answered on an episode? Call our voice mailbox at (669)257-3434 and leave a message. I’ll pick the most interesting questions and challenges, and hunt down experts to address them on upcoming episodes. Thanks for listening! Jenny