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The year Evan turned 19, his mother died, and he became a father. He put aside his college plans and chose to raise his son. 15 years and another kid later, Evan gets candid about his struggles as a young dad and how he's now taking the time to discover who he is beyond the role of "parent". Interviewed by LeNora, his sister, who is not a parent, by choice, Evan shares his journey with humor and some sibling banter.
 
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Evan and LeNora discuss why Evan doesn't use his kids to get attention on social media. Evan acknowledges that he did sacrifice going to college at 19 to raise his son(s), but he doesn't go around asking for applause. He also admits to asking his kids for permission to go out. Sibling banter: LeNora misses the days when her younger brother was more…
 
Do parents make more effort to remain friends with people who also have kids vs people without kids? Evan discusses his desire to have more childfree friendships and why it's important to him. LeNora offers her perspective as a childfree person. And yes, we know Evan sounds like he's recording from a bathroom. Podcasting in a pandemic makes you do …
 
On this episode, Evan talks about the emotional toll of kids' hospital visits, not having anyone to talk to, and how important it is to ask for help and support. LeNora asks Evan what is missing in the parenting community that would offer better support for those who feel overwhelmed. Follow Accidental Parenthood on https://instagram.com/accidental…
 
On this episode, Evan talks about moving into his own place and how personal space helped decrease his anxiety and depression. He also shares how his two kids moved in with him. LeNora and Evan recorded this episode (and subsequent episodes) in LeNora's home office instead of her walk-in closet. However, they realized in post-production that it sou…
 
In this episode, Evan "sings" about men's mental health and how he got comfortable with bottling up his feelings about the loneliness in relationships and parenthood. LeNora asks Evan if he felt joy coming home at the end of the day. They also discuss how Evan kept his mental health struggles a secret. LeNora shares her experience going to therapy …
 
Evan shares his feelings about the news of kid #2 on the way and the decisions he had to make. LeNora and Evan also discuss their experiences working with children and how that can inspire the choice not to have kids. Also, in this episode, why it’s important to talk about things that make you feel uncomfortable. Follow us on Instagram Email us: AC…
 
On this episode, Evan and LeNora laugh a lot! Evan laughs when LeNora asks if having kids is the best thing he will do in his lifetime. LeNora laughs when Evan does an impression of adult kids asking parents for money. Evan talks about losing his identity after becoming a parent and how he's gaining it back. Sibling banter moment: Why does LeNora h…
 
On this episode, Evan talks about setting boundaries with extended family members as he raises his kids. LeNora shares how girls are groomed from a young age to "want" to become mothers. By comparison, Evan was only concerned about what colour Power Ranger he wanted to be. Other topics in this episode: Using photos of kids to get more "likes" on so…
 
Evan has a few choice words for people who say, "Have a kid! Even if you can't afford one!" He shares his financial experiences during those early years of parenthood. Also on this episode, Evan and LeNora discuss how friendships change once a baby arrives. We are on Instagram! Our email: accidentalparenthood@gmail.com Website: https://accidentalpa…
 
On this episode, Evan talks about living with his 2-year-old son. LeNora confesses her true feelings about watching her brother struggle during those early years of parenthood. They also discuss the need for personal space and lack thereof when you have kids. Sibling banter moment: Can you guess how many times Evan has had sex? Accidental Parenthoo…
 
On this episode, Evan shares his struggles with the first year of parenthood and how putting your needs last can be detrimental to the family unit. LeNora asks Evan if there was anything he enjoyed about taking care of a newborn. They also discuss how little society encourages the self-care of new parents and why the comment "Oh, you're such a grea…
 
In this episode, Evan questions his initial excitement at the idea of fatherhood and shares the reality that followed the birth of his first kid. LeNora also asks Evan to explain the platitude "proud parent". They also discuss the expectation of celebrating pregnancy/birth announcements. Sibling banter in this episode: Evan threatens to share detai…
 
In this first episode of Accidental Parenthood, Evan shares the moments leading up to receiving news of a kid on the way. LeNora asks him what went through his mind during the months leading up to the birth and what he (and the mom) did to prepare. Evan also shares practical tips on being supportive (even if you're not together). Also included in t…
 
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