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Podcast Episode 16: Single Mom by Choice

Podcast Episode 16: Single Mom by Choice

Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 16 of The New Family Podcast!

Sara Lanthier joins me in this episode to talk about her journey to become a mom without a partner. Sara is a mother to seven-year-old Will, and she blogs about single motherhood at urbanmoms.ca.

But before we get further into the details of my chat with Sara, first I want to take a minute to make sure you know all the ways you can listen to our show:

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Now back to what this interview is all about. Sara and I talk about how she came to decide to become a “choice mom”—and on how picking a sperm donor is a little like online dating only without all the awkward coffee dates. Sara speaks candidly about the good and bad parts of going it alone as a mother, the importance of having a great support network around you as a single parent, and on just how critical it is to remember that the sun will always come up in the morning.

Here are some great resources related to my discussion with Sara.

Sara’s 1,000 Families story

Sara’s blog on urbanmoms.ca

The Mabelhood Blog

Sara’s Favourite Parenting Advice:
“The sun will always come up the next day.”
“Don’t let yourself become so concerned with raising a good kid that you forget you already have one.”

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Brandie Weikle

About Brandie Weikle

Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today's Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here. View all posts by


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