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Bun in the Oven Podcast

#8 Embarking on Solo Parenthood

In this weeks episode we’ll be talking about single parenthood, with 2 incredible women who have chosen to create and raise children on their own. My guests are Liv Thorne and Amy Jones.

In this episode we discuss how to physically create a baby when you haven’t a partner, the reaction and support received by friends and family, and the challenges and joys of being a single parent. I hope that it not only helps those of you embarking on the same path, but also those of you who are single parenting due to divorce or loss. I hope you all enjoy this episode on solo parenthood and find strength and support within it.


Guest Bios:
Liv Thorne


Liv Thorne is the director of a web design agency, mum to her son Herb, butler to Elvis the 13-year-old terrier and creator of the popular Instagram account @livsalone. Through her Instagram, and recent book, she has documented her experience and journey of becoming a single mother after never really finding the “one”. There is a saying that everyone has a book in them, she just didn’t realise hers would be about buying sperm! Livs book “Liv’s Alone -Amateur Adventures in Solo Motherhood” has been a huge success, understandably.


► Follow Livs Alone on Instagram HERE

► Buy Liv’s Book  HERE

► Check out Liv’s website HERE


Amy Jones


Amy Jones is a Management consultant by day, fitness blogger by night! She recently made the decision that her journey to finding “the one” was potentially holding her back from her desire to have her own child. Taking things into her own hands, she is now embarking on her biggest adventure to date as she kicks off her journey to become a solo mother. She has been incredibly honest on social media about all aspects of this journey, and also hopes that she can show other women considering this route that it is possible.


► Follow Amy Jones on Instagram HERE



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