Posts in Episodes
Healing difficult relationships

Karen Anderson doesn’t remember a time that she ever wanted to have children. She just assumed she'd have them anyway. She thought she’d go to college, meet a guy, get married, and have kids. Because that’s what you do, right? I talked to Karen about deciding not to have biological children, about being a stepmother, and about her work on difficult mother-daughter relationships (and other difficult relationships).

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Episode 8: Many Paths to Motherhood

When Sonja Overhiser was diagnosed with a rare hereditary form of leukemia in her mid-twenties, she and her husband Alex had to rethink their plans for starting a family. In this episode Sonja and Sarah talk about the different paths to motherhood and the choices we make to create a family.

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Episode 7: Catalogue Baby Part 2

Our first update episode! Sarah checks in on Myriam Steinberg, a writer based in Vancouver, BC. Myriam's in her forties and she's been trying to have a baby on her own for the last five years. She’s documenting her experience in a graphic novel called Catalogue Baby. Myriam reveals some surprising news!

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Episode 5: Devotion

In small-town Connecticut in the late 1970s, Carol Egan got pregnant—quite unexpectedly—at 18. In this episode Carol describes her experience being sent away to a home for unwed mothers to give birth, being forced to give up her child and fighting to get him back, and raising her son as a young single mother.

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Episode 1: Catalogue Baby

Myriam Steinberg is a writer based in Vancouver, BC. Myriam's in her forties and she's been trying to have a baby on her own for the last five years. She’s documenting her experience in a graphic novel called Catalogue Baby. Sarah talks to Myriam about the decision to conceive a child as a single woman in her forties, and what it's been like for her.

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