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Episode 3 – On our roots – an origin story


Episode 3 – On our roots – an origin story

How did our family influence our childlessness? This week’s special guest, Maree, is one of four adopted siblings. We chat about her family, her mother’s trauma over her own infertility, and how that influenced Maree’s choices around family, relationships and children.

Statistics: What are the stats relating to the backgrounds of childless women, are there common threads?

Shit that comes up on my feed: The online Tupperware party! Icebreakers can be heart breakers. Be warned. We also ask, are we being too sensitive?

Question of the Week: Did the family you grew up in impact your decision to have children, not have them, or delay having them?

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List of resources and articles we referenced in the episode
ABS – Family Formation Trends in childlessness – https://bit.ly/3hg1JNu
Deakin University Study – Why are childless women childless? Findings from an exploratory study in Victoria, Australia: https://bit.ly/3jObEeK
Why are childless women childless? by Melissa Graham: https://bit.ly/3h8Irtf
Family background, schooling and childlessness in Australia by Nicholas J. Parr: https://bit.ly/3hd6Yxc
Penny’s Tupperware story: https://bit.ly/3lZ8p5T

Sound engineering and original music by Jeff Willis. You can find his tunes on Spotify and iTunes