Hard Knocks Podcast

Hard Knocks Podcast

Sharing stories of how we overcome the unexpected struggles in life. My mission is to talk about the "hush, hush" topics - things like divorce, addiction, abuse, infertility, marital affairs, single parenting, etc. Everyone deserves the chance to tell their story - here is their opportunity.

Episodes

April 30, 2019 11 mins

In this intro, you will find out what Hard Knocks is all about. My mission is to give others a voice. I want people to know they are not alone. Help is out there. People are going through hard things every single day and it is totally possible to get through it.

Visit www.ourhardknocks.com and follow us on Instagram @hardknocks.podcast.

Show notes: https://ourhardknocks.com/2019/05/01/the-podcast-is-live/.

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In this episode, you will hear from the host, Jourdan Watts. She talks a little bit about how she grew up. Her parents divorced when she was a baby. Her dad got custody of her and then married a 16 year old girl. That 16 year old girl raised Jourdan and has the title of "bonus-mom" throughout the show to avoid confusion between her and Jourdan's bio mom.

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In this episode, I sit with Emilie Farrer and she goes on to tell me the shocking situation that led to her being a single mom. She learned at 15 years old that she had Type 1 Diabetes.

Listen on to hear the great advice and heartfelt story that Emilie has to share. Have your tissues handy.

For show notes and links to everything referenced in this episode, please visit www.ourhardknocks.com.

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*Please note: there are two F bombs dropped in this episode.

In this episode, Casey and I talk about what led to her divorce, what every day life is like as a single mom, trying to date and dealing with her son's allergies.

Listen on to hear the great stories and advice that Casey has to share.

For show notes and links to everything referenced in this episode, please visit www.ourhardknocks.com.

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In this episode, Carissa and I talk about her two miscarriages and her journey with that. We also talk about things you can do to make your marriage strong.

Listen on to hear the great advice and heartfelt story that Carissa has to share.

For show notes and links to everything referenced in this episode, please visit www.ourhardknocks.com.

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In this episode, JaKale and I discuss her everyday life dealing with depression and anxiety. She shares her struggles and things that work for her. Her 6 year old son also struggles with anxiety and has been diagnosed with ODD (oppositional defiant disorder). JaKale shares how that affects him and what she does to help him overcome.

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Shailee and I discuss the loss of her 18 year old brother. Hunter died in a motocross accident. Shailee shares plenty of great tips and ways to deal with grief that have worked for her.

For full show notes and links to everything referenced in this episode, please visit www.ourhardknocks.com.

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I had the honor of sitting down with my beautiful aunt Vicki to share her powerful story about how it's never too late. It's never too late to start over. It's never too late to try again. She shared how she wanted to be a mom so badly and ended up having an ectopic pregnancy. She did end up having two darling little baby girls after that. We talked a lot about her overcoming her drug addiction and eventually, that led to the divor...

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In this episode, I chat with my cousin Nicole. We talked about how she met her husband, when she realized that they didn't have any kids and what they ended up doing about it. Over the first 9 years of their marriage, they saw 4 different doctors before they went to a fertility clinic, which had them pregnant within the first 6 months. Nicole shares her miracle baby story and the heartache she feels not being able to get pregnant a...

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In this episode, I talked to Janaya about how she was sexually abused at six years old by a male babysitter.

For full show notes and links to everything referenced in this episode, please visit www.ourhardknocks.com.

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In this episode, Carrie and I talked about lots of intense things. We started out talking about the abuse she suffered as a child, then went into her getting pregnant and being in foster care, then getting pregnant again and giving the baby up for adoption, then pregnant again for the third time and getting married. We talked about her first two divorces and meeting her second child that she placed, as well as her going to nursing ...

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This episode was really hard for me to listen to again after I recorded to edit and type these show notes. Going into it, I didn't think I was going to cry, but talking about things really brought up past feelings and hurt, so I did cry like a little baby. Sorry for that. :) In this episode, I just talked about some things that I missed in my first episode. Listening again, I still left out a ton and maybe will have to do another o...

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In this episode, we discuss her marriage that was filled with domestic violence, her leaving her marriage and going back, getting pregnant, single motherhood, getting pregnant and placing the baby up for adoption in 2017 and again in 2019, divorce and how her life is now and the things she's learned along the way.

For full show notes and links to everything referenced in this episode, please visit www.ourhardknocks.com.

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In this episode, I chat with Lee, who is a self-proclaimed SPS (single parent survivalist). I actually love this term! In her email to me, she said that she has been a mom and dad to her daughter for a really long time. This episode really dives in to what it's like being a single mom for pretty much your child's whole life. Lee shares the challenges and sacrifices it takes to be a single parent. Now that her daughter is grown, Lee...

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In this episode, Samie and I talked about what it was like to be pregnant at 15, then transitioning into a single mom still in High School. She shares what it was like to date as a single mom with a little boy that always came with on dates, then eventually meeting her husband when her son was four or five and how her husband ended up adopting her son.

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In this episode, I chat with my friend Jenessa about what it was like to be adopted (you'll get my reference here when you listen) and how she felt when people found out. As well as her being pregnant at 15, a Sophomore in High School, and her decision to place her baby for adoption, which then led to her meeting her birth parents!

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In this episode, Jenessa and I talk about what led to her having an affair and how she and her husband have made their marriage work since then. It's a very powerful episode. This is something no one talks about openly and I am VERY proud of her for doing this.

For full show notes and links to everything referenced in this episode, please visit www.ourhardknocks.com.

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In this episode, I chat with one of my best friends in the entire world about all the loss she has suffered. She shares a little bit about each one and then how she copes with it all, as well as what you can do for and say to someone that has lost a loved one.

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In this episode, I chat with one of my funniest friends ever, Dakota. We chat about how she is a young mom of three littles, 6 and under. Her experience with PPD (postpartum depression) which actually led to a diagnosis of RDD (recurrent depressive disorder) and from there, led to an attempted suicide.

 

For full show notes and links to everything referenced in this episode, please visit www.ourhardknocks.com.

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In this episode, I give a "quick" run down bringing you up to speed on where I am today.

My part 1 is episode 1. My part 2 is episode 12.

For full show notes and links to everything referenced in this episode, please visit www.ourhardknocks.com.

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