Welcome to Parenthood

Listen, It’s impossible to accurately imagine how your life will be different after you welcome a new human into your it, so there’s no such thing as being fully prepared for becoming a parent.

There is, however, such a thing as being prepared for what you know will happen (like the paperwork you’ll need to fill out, and the gotchas to avoid) in order to make it easier to focus on the stuff that completely blindsides you (like the utter insanity of it all or how suddenly and fiercely you fall in love with your new human).

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Show Highlights

  • 1:22 – Parenthood, uncertainty and unsatisfyingly true answers
  • 14:19 – What to think about in the year before the birth
  • 17:20 – Financial tools that people think are useful (like RESPs)
  • 27:30 – Making sure to check for Income tested benefits
  • 29:50 – CHILDCARE. IT’S EXPENSIVE… so what do you even do?
  • 37:00 – John speaks with Sandi’s voice about how society has it way wrong

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