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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

WPP 009: Dr. Justin Yopp, co-author of The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life

1/16/2019
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“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 some leeway. Be self-forgiving, and be patient with yourself. You’re going to drop a lot of balls. You’re going to sometimes feel like it’s overwhelming. You’re going to feel like you’re not sure you can do this, or you don’t know how to move forward....

Duration:00:51:49

WPP 008: Krista St-Germain, life coach for widowed moms

1/9/2019
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“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 farther along than you are, no I’m not parenting well enough, or I should be better or my kids deserve better, or I have to fix it for them. It’s not useful.” - Krista St-Germain, life coach for widowed moms I had a fantastic discussion with Krista...

Duration:01:06:30

WPP 007: Austin Shoecraft on losing his dad at age 11

1/2/2019
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“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 structure and be that parent for that kid, because otherwise it’s going to affect your relationship going forward.” --Austin Shoecraft I had such an interesting discussion with Austin Shoecraft for this episode. It’s such a privilege to talk to...

Duration:00:50:14

WPP 006: Therapist & parenting coach Tracey Biebel tackles listener questions on puberty & moms raising boys / dads raising girls

12/19/2018
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“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 awkwardly, and don’t feel like you have to have it perfect, because none of us do.” --Therapist & parenting coach Tracey Biebel I’m very excited today to bring you our first show where we tackle your questions. Some fantastic questions have come in from...

Duration:00:48:23

WPP 005: Writer, coach, & widowed mom Carole Marie Downing

12/12/2018
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"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 two-person family right now, there is so much wholeness of us as a family… Often times to see yourself whole means reaching out, to know you’re not the only one that feels broken, to know you’re not the only one that feels in pain, and you’re not alone in...

Duration:01:13:17

WPP 004: Writer Jacob Pippin, on losing his mom at age 3

12/5/2018
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“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 perspective. Be there for each other. That’s kind of what it boils down to.” -Writer Jacob Pippin I had such a great discussion with Jacob Pippin for this episode. Jacob lost his mom when he was 3 years old. After that time he was raised by his grandparents....

Duration:00:50:59

WPP 003: Widowed parent & blogger Wendy Clough

11/19/2018
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“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 guilty for that. Whatever you’re feeling is really ok. And that I think helped me a lot, and helped my kids a lot too.” ~Widowed parent and blogger Wendy Clough I really enjoyed my conversation with Wendy Clough for this episode. Wendy has been a widowed mom of...

Duration:00:55:15

WPP 002: Kellyn Shoecraft on personalized board books for grieving young kids

11/19/2018
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“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 not always be this way, but this is how I feel now. Despite where I am in my own process, I wanted my nephew to be able to access pictures of his mom whenever he wanted the comfort of her image and to be able to use the photos to maintain or build...

Duration:00:42:14

WPP 001: Widowed parent & health, grief, and life coach Kendra Zierau

11/19/2018
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“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 advice has stayed with me forever, and it’s something I pass only every single one of my clients.” -Certified grief, health, and life coach Kendra Zierau I had such a good time interviewing Kendra Zierau for the very first episode. Kendra is a...

Duration:00:58:32

WPP 000: Welcome to The Widowed Parent Podcast

11/11/2018
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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 who can provide advice & inspiration on this 'only-parent' journey, and share what I'm learning with all of you. https://widowedparentpodcast.com

Duration:00:02:30