Hard Knocks Podcast

Hard Knocks Podcast

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In this episode, I chat with my friend Breanne about the loss of her brother as a teenager, her parent's divorce that shortly followed, sexual assault of her friend by her father and finding herself while trying to navigate through all of this.

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After four years of trying to get pregnant, a miscarriage and five failed IVF cycles, Anita had basically given up. In this episode, Anita tells us about all the things she tried and did to get pregnant for years. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised to find out what ended up working for her, not once, but twice!

 

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Here's another amazing and super informative episode! I was excited to chat with Rebecca, a Social Worker, who specializes in Trafficking and Exploitation. Rebecca shares an experience of her own, as well as ways people are recruited and trafficked and what to look out for.

 

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In this episode, I chat with Jess from @jessisandgetsreal on IG. Jess talks about her two children that have several special needs, as well as her having some both mental and non-mental illnesses. Jess also attempted suicide in October 2018 and she shares her story on that and about her time in the psych ward.

 

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I absolutely loved this opportunity with my sweet son. This is an episode I will forever cherish. His answers were completely candid. I did not tell him any of these questions beforehand. His little voice. His stories. He even sings!

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In this episode, I talk all about business. I know it's not really considered a "Hard Knock" in life, but running your own business is not all sunshine and rainbows. It can be super hard, but also super rewarding. Listen to the lessons I've learned as well as some tips and tricks that I share.

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In this episode, I chat with Micah. I found her through a hashtag on Instagram. Micah shares her story of how she always had the heart for people with special needs. She knew that was her calling in life. Micah also shares about how it affects her marriage and biological children, as well as what she does for her foster children and how she ended up adopting two of them. If you are a foster parent, have adopted a child, have a c... Read more

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In this episode, I chat with my friend Bre about being raised by a single mom, moving as a teenager and the struggles that came with that, being in an unhealthy relationship with someone who was mentally and physically abusive and a marriage that ended in divorce, which led to her being a single mother.

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In this episode, I chat with Tasia about the loss of her sweet baby girl, Holland. She had Trisomy 18 and lived only a couple days. Tasia also talks about the loss of her grandpa, whom she was very close to. This is an episode where you'll definitely need tissues.

 

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In this episode, I chat with my sister-in-law, Bailee. We talk about how she didn't know who her dad was until she was about 4 or 5 and what led to her meeting him. We also talk about how she was constantly in between houses growing up, as well as her young marriage right out of High School.

 

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In this episode, I chat with one of my sweet friends, Carly. We talk about how she grew up having divorced parents with siblings of all different ages. We get into her College experience and how she met her daughter's father, which turned out to be a very toxic, horrible relationship. Carly was literally scared for her life at some times during this relationship. Luckily, she was able to leave before she was seriously hurt a... Read more

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In this episode, I chat with Teisha about her hard childhood, her drug addiction that began at age 12, dropping out of High School so she could help take care of her younger siblings, bad relationship with her mom and then having kids of her own, one of which has been sick and no one knows what is wrong with her.

 

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In this episode, I chat with Jesenia of @pmddwarriors on Instagram. She gives some insight on Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, also known as PMDD. This has to do with a woman's menstrual cycle. "In short terms, it's PMS on steriods." This episode was really ins... Read more

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In this episode I chat with my little sister about how her parent's decisions when she was little shaped how she is today, as well as her own struggles with depression and anxiety and a nearly fatal UTV accident.

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If you have a young child in your life at all, whether it be your own child, a friend's child, your grandchild, a niece or nephew, etc. you NEED to listen to this episode!

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In this episode, I chat with one of my best childhood friends, Kourtney. She talks about growing up in an LDS community and how she made choices that go against those beliefs, which in turn led her to being bullied and in some toxic relationships.

 

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In this solo episode with me, Jourdan, your host, I answer questions that you amazing supporters asked me on Instagram! Topics include being a working mom and the struggles that come along with that, my tattoos, podcast talk and my two sweet kids' birth stories.

 

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In this episode, I chat with a guest that we will call "Delilah." (That is not her real name, so don't be trying to search for Delilah's thinking this is them. ;)) She talks about how she grew up with drug addicted parents who were never a great example of what a relationship should look like, which in turn got Delilah into some sticky situations, including the decision to have an abortion.   For full show notes and links to everyt... Read more

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In this episode, I chat with my friend Amy about the loss of her father when she was just barely 13 years old. Amy tells all about how she felt at the time, after and how she feels to this day. She shares about her anxiety and depression, as well as the struggles being home-schooled has also made her face.

 

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In this episode, my friend Karyssa and I talk about what it was like for her to grow up in a broken home. As the oldest, she had to take care of all her younger siblings because her dad was a drug addict and her mom struggled with some things, as well. We talk about how she fostered her youngest brother, during the midst of her postpartum depression from baby #2.

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