Blended Families & IVF with Jennie Guay.
In the first episode of 2022, Sareta and Chioma have a brief catch up, because it’s been way too long, before welcoming their second ever special guest, children’s author, Jennie Guay.
Jennie is the author of “Howie Blend – Playdate Adventures with Family & Friends”, the first of the “Howie Blend” series that aims to boost diversity in children’s reading. (Howie Blend…How we blend… geddit? )
The ladies spend this episode having a very open, honest and informative chat about Jennie’s move away from her steady 9-5 life as a children’s author within a very niche genre, her family life as a stepmother to two children and the motivation for her book, the publishing journey and her plans to create a Howie Blend franchise (don’t be surprised if you see Howie Blend on a TV screen near you soon) and the minefield that is IVF – whew!
Jennie quit her high-flying, six-figure, financial services career in the city to move to the country to be with her wife and her two lovely stepchildren. However, when she realised that she was struggling to find books and toys for her stepchildren that reflect the realities of their blended family, she was determined to take things into her own hands and set off to encourage not just children but also parents to embrace differences and diversity.
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