Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Exciting blog news: podcast!

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Hi, friends! While we're only halfway through October, November is quickly shaping up to be a very exciting month here at Squalor Holler. I don't want to let too many cats out of the bag just yet, so I'm just going to share one bit of news for now.

A few months ago, I was pondering over how to make my little blog more than just about me and my experiences as a child of a hoarder and how I deal with my past as an adult. Since hoarding affects so many people and is still very misunderstood, I decided that introducing more voices would be more beneficial than just focusing solely on my own voice. My children of hoarders interview series was one idea I had while I was thinking about this bigger than me angle. My second idea involved the other child of a hoarder in my family: my brother.

My brother has graciously agreed to do a monthly podcast with me where we'll talk about our childhood and how we are both affected by my mother's hoarding behavior. I figured adding his voice would offer a fuller picture of how hoarding affects a family as a whole.

We have tentatively decided to record our first session during the last week in October and I plan to post it on my blog shortly thereafter.

Is this podcast something that interests you? I hope this news is as exciting for you as it is for me! Do you have any questions for us that you would like answered during our chat?


  1. Hi Sarah, absolutely interested, that's awesome! Your brother, too? Wow, wish my brother was as open to discussing his feelings about the hoarding and how its affected him. Sounds like you guys must have some good communication going.

    Ok, here's my first question-
    does your HP treat you(two siblings) differently? (and/or purposely incite a disagreement so you two can't be a united front to confront about the hoarding?)

    1. This is a great question, Donna! We'll be sure to talk about how our mother treats us differently and try to keep to a reasonable time limit haha!