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Blended Family Podcast

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Rank #188 in Parenting category

Education
Kids & Family
Self-Improvement
Parenting
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The Blended Family Podcast is a weekly show with a strong focus on strategies and methods to help your family thrive. Blended Families face many difficulties and challenges which can sometimes drive families apart. The goal of this podcast is is to help your family grow together through these challenges and create the peaceful and loving home you desire. Your host, Melissa, understands these struggles because she has a blended family of her own. When you listen to this podcast, you will see that the family life you have always dreamed of is completely attainable!

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The Blended Family Podcast is a weekly show with a strong focus on strategies and methods to help your family thrive. Blended Families face many difficulties and challenges which can sometimes drive families apart. The goal of this podcast is is to help your family grow together through these challenges and create the peaceful and loving home you desire. Your host, Melissa, understands these struggles because she has a blended family of her own. When you listen to this podcast, you will see that the family life you have always dreamed of is completely attainable!

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Thankful for this Podcast!

By Myka Almazan - Dec 04 2019
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I have been married now and part of a blended family for 7 years and it hasn’t been the easiest. This podcast has episodes that have helped me in so many ways. I have even shared it w/ my stepsons bio mom and hope we can all continue to progress and grow as a blended family, for the sake and we’ll being of our children. Love, love, love this podcast!

A podcast I’ve been looking for

By rortiz15 - Nov 01 2019
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I’ve always wanted to listen to a podcast that talks about blended family, never actually searched for one. Until I hit a rough patch in my life and I felt the urge I should listen to a podcast. I googled for a good podcast and I came across BFP. BEST choice I made! I binge listen and I’ve gain all this new information that I never knew. I’m putting all this information into perspective and seeing things in a different way and all because of BFP. Thank you so much Melissa!

iTunes Ratings

126 Ratings
Average Ratings
115
4
1
1
5

Thankful for this Podcast!

By Myka Almazan - Dec 04 2019
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I have been married now and part of a blended family for 7 years and it hasn’t been the easiest. This podcast has episodes that have helped me in so many ways. I have even shared it w/ my stepsons bio mom and hope we can all continue to progress and grow as a blended family, for the sake and we’ll being of our children. Love, love, love this podcast!

A podcast I’ve been looking for

By rortiz15 - Nov 01 2019
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I’ve always wanted to listen to a podcast that talks about blended family, never actually searched for one. Until I hit a rough patch in my life and I felt the urge I should listen to a podcast. I googled for a good podcast and I came across BFP. BEST choice I made! I binge listen and I’ve gain all this new information that I never knew. I’m putting all this information into perspective and seeing things in a different way and all because of BFP. Thank you so much Melissa!
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Blended Family Podcast

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The Blended Family Podcast is a weekly show with a strong focus on strategies and methods to help your family thrive. Blended Families face many difficulties and challenges which can sometimes drive families apart. The goal of this podcast is is to help your family grow together through these challenges and create the peaceful and loving home you desire. Your host, Melissa, understands these struggles because she has a blended family of her own. When you listen to this podcast, you will see that the family life you have always dreamed of is completely attainable!

Rank #1: 65-Jealousy in the blended family

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Jealousy is a normal human emotion, but sometimes it can interfere with our relationships. It is very common in the blended family to struggle with feelings of jealousy when it comes to your partner's ex spouse or their children. Some common types of jealousy blended families face are

  • jealousy of the partner's ex spouse and their history together
  • jealousy of the partner's ex spouse and their current relationship as co parents
  • jealousy of spouse and their relationship with their children
  • jealousy of spouse and the time they spend with their children
  • jealousy of spouse life outside of the family, including friends and work
  • overall jealousy of spouse regarding trust

In this episode I break those down for you in hopes to help you overcome them.

There are also 5 helpful tips to remember when trying to overcome jealousy

  1. trust and believe in your partner
  2. understand that jealousy comes from within
  3. don’t compare yourself to others
  4. stop the endless stories in your mind
  5. communicate

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Feb 15 2016

22mins

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Rank #2: 154-The struggles of being a stepparent

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Being a stepparent comes with so many challenges, and those challenges can damage blended families. Bio parents aren’t always aware of the difficulties that their partners face. Here’s what to expect in this episode

  • Listener emails
  • Common struggles of stepparents
  • Solutions to some of those struggles
  • Tips for the hurting stepparent
  • My plea to the bio parent

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                    5445 Murrell Rd

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Dec 11 2017

27mins

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Rank #3: 129-Stepparents with no bio children, often called the childless stepparent

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Stepparents who have no bio children of their own are commonly called childless stepparents. They deal with issues and emotions that are unique from bio parents and stepparents who are bio parents as well. In this episode, I will discuss those issues, which are

  • Feeling unimportant
  • Feeling like you take a backseat
  • Feeling unqualified or being told that you are
  • Feeling like you're missing out on time and experiences
  • Feeling worried about having a child of your own
  • Feelings of jealousy
  • Feeling like an outsider
  • Feeling like you’re not respected
  • Feelings of anger and resentment

Also I will discuss some ways to help overcome the above issues, which are

  • Acknowledge and accept your feelings
  • Involve yourself
  • Bond with the child
  • Be yourself
  • Communicate your needs and feelings
  • Practice self care
  • Have date nights and alone time
  • Separate your feelings for the child from bio parent
  • Don't take it personal

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                    5445 Murrell Rd

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Jun 12 2017

29mins

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Rank #4: 81-Coping with Conflict in the Blended Family

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Dealing with conflict is a life skill that has less to do with resolving the problem, and more to do with how we handle it. Sometimes we can fix things, but when we can’t, we need to know how to cope and live our life. We can’t control others, only ourselves and how we deal with things. Blended families can be full of conflict, especially when dealing with exes. Learn some ways to manage conflict  in this episode.

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Jun 13 2016

18mins

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Rank #5: 35-Your Role as a Step Parent

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Being a stepparent can be hard, and sometimes confusing as well. It’s hard to know how much you can say or do, or how much you can involve yourself in the life of the child. In this episode, I go over some do’s and dont’s to help you in your role as a stepparent.

For the donts

  1. Dont badmouth

  2. Dont be a disciplinarian

  3. Dont be a replacement parent

  4. Don’t take things personal

  5. Don’t expect everything to be perfect.

And the Do’s

  1. Do communicate with your spouse

  2. Do start slow

  3. Do give our spouse alone time with their children

  4. Do get involved in your step kids lives

  5. Do create new traditions

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Jul 13 2015

16mins

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Rank #6: 188-Should you stay or should you go? With Sharon Pope

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Sharon Pope is a certified Master Life Coach and a Six-Time #1 International Best-Selling author, specializing in love and relationships. She helps women in struggling marriages determine if it’s time to stay and re-commit or lovingly release the marriage. She has been published dozens of times including in the New York Times. In this interview we discuss:

  • Her personal story
  • Factors that affect blended families when divorcing
  • How to determine what the deal breakers are in a relationship
  • Taking responsibility of what’s yours
  • How she helps clients
  • Her ebook
  • And much more!

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Dec 03 2018

39mins

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Rank #7: 114-When it's hard to love your stepchild!

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One of the issues many stepparents face, is the inability to really love their stepchild. It’s rarely spoken of, as those who feel that way are ashamed to admit it. After tons of emails from listeners who struggle with this, it’s evident that this is an issue that people really need help with. In this show, you’ll learn how to deal with these feelings, how to determine where they are coming from, and how to understand things from your step child's point of view. Plus some tips and ideas to work on that relationship for the benefit of the entire blended family.

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Feb 20 2017

21mins

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Rank #8: 150-Differing parenting styles in the blended family, with special guest Shawn Brown

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Blended families are already difficult to navigate. When a couple has parenting styles that differ from one another, it can be quite a challenge. What do you do when you and your partner parent differently? How can you make it work? My husband Shawn joins me to talk about our own challenges in this area. We talk about

  • Our parenting styles when we first met
  • Mistakes that we made in the beginning
  • How to be fair but also treat each child as an individual
  • Differences of parenting when custodial or noncustodial
  • What we learned from one another and how you can too
  • The importance of open communication
  • And much more

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Nov 13 2017

32mins

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Rank #9: 127-Author Amy Baker, Co parenting with a Toxic Ex

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Amy Baker has a PhD from teachers college of Columbia University. She has 25 years conducting research on parent-child relationships and child maltreatment. She is an author or co-author of 8 books and over 100 articles. She is a nationally recognized expert in parental alienation. She has trained legal and mental health professionals around the country and served as an expert in courtrooms in the US and Canada. She also provides telephone coaching to help targeted parents enhance their relationship with their alienated children.

In this interview we discuss

  • Her personal story
  • How to prevent parental alienation
  • Loyalty conflict
  • Methods to cope with parental alienation
  • And much more

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May 22 2017

32mins

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Rank #10: 17-Difficult and Manipulative Children in the Blended Family

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Raising difficult or manipulative children is so challenging, especially in a blended family home. In cases of divorce, these children are adept at working the parents against one another to get whatever it is that they want.  This behavior can cause lasting damage on the family and your relationship with your partner.

The key to success in helping a difficult child is to determine if there is a medical or psychological cause for their behavior. There are many options to get them the help they need.  If a cause is not determined, there are methods of behavior modification in the home that you can use.

While taking care of the difficult child’s needs, you mustn’t neglect yourself, your partner, or the other children in the home.  There are coping strategies that can help you all keep your sanity.  All children must grow up someday, and so this season in your life will pass.  Take care of your own mental and physical well being so you can be there for the family who depends on you!

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Mar 09 2015

18mins

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Rank #11: 195-Nacho Kids (Not Your Kids), with Lori and David Sims

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Lori and David Sims join me to discuss their own blended family journey, and how their experience led them to create a community. Together they created Nacho Kids (Not Your Kids) and then went on to create the Nacho Kids Academy. They saw a need to help people in an unconventional way, and they have helped a countless number of families. In this interview we discuss

  • Their personal story
  • Why they created Nacho Kids
  • How the name was created
  • How to step back and why
  • The Nacho Kids Academy
  • And so much more!

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Apr 01 2019

47mins

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Rank #12: 41-Establishing boundaries in the blended family

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Setting proper boundaries is essential in the blended family home. Everyone needs to know what is acceptable and what is not in order to maintain some kind of peace in the home. Some tips on setting boundaries include doing so from the beginning, holding family meetings, and practicing good communication.

If you’re wondering who needs boundaries, well everyone. Though you will find the most necessary boundaries are set with the children, the ex spouses, and the in laws (or ex in laws).  Each of those types require different types of boundaries, and they are unique to your family. The happiness of the family and especially the children lies in practicing this boundary setting often!

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Aug 24 2015

22mins

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Rank #13: 176-Which comes first, your relationship, or your kids?

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Blended families require a lot of balance. Many parents struggle because they don’t know which should come first, their relationship with their partner, or their children. There are different factors you can look at, but ultimately, the attention you spend both on your partner and your kids needs to be carefully managed. You will also find that this balance can shift around over the years at different stages of your children's lives.

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Jul 23 2018

21mins

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Rank #14: 102-Living in the present moment

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Living in the present moment is so hard to do. With the chaos of a blended family and the stress of the modern world, it can feel impossible at times. In this show, some ideas to help you become more present, so you can enjoy life a little more.

  • Meditate
  • Stop worrying
  • Stop dwelling on the past
  • Forgive past hurts
  • Stop overthinking
  • Focus on each day as it comes
  • Be mindful

Yesterday is history

Tomorrow is a mystery

Today is a gift

That’s why we call it the present.

Also enjoy a family interview with listener Renee Dekker

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Nov 14 2016

31mins

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Rank #15: 43-Perspective Series, Part 1-Stepmom

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Part one of the perspectives series. Are you a stepmom who wants to know if what you are feeling is normal? Are you a bio parent who wants to know where the stepmom in your life is coming from? Listen to this show to gain some perspective and insight from stepmoms who really want to be heard.

Here are some important questions we address

  • what’s the biggest challenge you face as a stepmom?

  • what’s the thing you love most about being a stepmom?

  • what’s one thing you wish you could tell your partner about your role?

  • what’s one thing you wish you could tell your partner's ex about your role?

  • what’s one thing you wish you could change about your blended family?

Join me for the next three shows where we talk about perspective from bio mom, step dad, and bio dad!

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Sep 07 2015

23mins

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Rank #16: 30-Feeling Unappreciated in the Blended Family

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There are many roles we play in our blended families, and sometimes we can feel unappreciated for all that we do. There are five main categories or roles that we feel unappreciated in.

  1. Stepparent

  2. Parent

  3. Partner

  4. Child

  5. New partner (unappreciated by partner’s ex)

Proper communication can help, by expressing to your family what your needs are. Most of us have these feelings at one point or another.

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Jun 08 2015

14mins

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Rank #17: Episode 197-Parental Alienation with expert Wendy Perry

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After enduring what has been called “the worst known case of parental alienation and the most corrupt family court case in the history of Tarrant County Texas” Wendy became motivated to break the silence about parental alienation.  In 2014, Wendy’s court case was featured in the critically acclaimed documentary Divorce Corp. She has not stopped fighting for the rights of alienated parents since. Wendy’s passions and strengths include giving educational presentations to the public and professionals, giving TV and radio interviews, giving support to targeted and alienated parents as well as conference and event planning.  Whether it’s experts or advocates or families, one of Wendy’s gifts is bringing people together for awareness, education and support.

She joins us for a second time to discuss her personal story, as well as what we can all do to help bring awareness to parental alienation.

"Parental Alienation can happen to ANYONE so it should matter to EVERYONE!"

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Apr 22 2019

45mins

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Rank #18: 137-Accepting a stepparent in your child's life

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Accepting a step parent into your child's life can be difficult for many reasons. In this episode I explain why, and I will give you some ground rules to follow.

  • No bad mouthing
  • No competing
  • Practice better communication with your ex and their partner
  • Take your own feelings out of the equation
  • Be there for your child without interfering

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Aug 14 2017

17mins

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Rank #19: 177-Stepmom Listener Questions

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I answer some listener questions today from our private facebook group!

First, a stepmom dealing with a high conflict bio mom who wants to tell her how to run her household. Then, a stepmom who loves her role, but is being made to feel like she is overstepping. And last, a bio mom who is interfering with a stepmoms plan for bedroom arrangements for her kids. Maybe some of you can relate with the challenges these stepmoms face!

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Jul 30 2018

18mins

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Rank #20: Episode 14-Bonding Part 1-Stepparent and Stepchild

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It is so important to bond with your stepchildren.  Your stepchildren will always be a part of your partners life, therefore will be a part of yours.  We are all built with an innate quality to love and cherish our children unconditionally.  We don’t have the same built in feelings about stepchildren.  The relationship with our stepchildren needs work to grow.  

Age plays a big role in how we bond with stepchildren.  

Elementary school kids are easiest to adapt to their parents new partner.  At this age, children are less judgemental and more willing to give and receive love.  The best ways to bond with children this age are to do a lot of talking and listening.  Discipline is also essential at this age to help establish respect and boundaries.  Other ideas are to play together, take part in their daily rituals, or bake something in the kitchen.  Love, interest, and attention is what they need to help form a bond.

Pre teens and teenagers are an entirely different situation when it comes to establishing bonds.  They can hardly bond with their own biological parents at this age.  If they are being difficult, you can’t force a bond.  What you can do is gently attempt to connect. Try to engage or start lighthearted conversations, make them a favorite meal, and take an interest in their life.  Don’t be discouraged by a moody or angry teenager.  They will grow up, and most likely will appreciate your previous efforts.

Adult children who are over 18 can be harder to bond with, as they will be moved on and involved in their own lives at this point.  Honor the relationship they have formed with your partner over the years.  You can invite them over for holidays and dinners to get opportunities to get to know them better.  

If everything you try does not result in a successful stepparent and stepchild relationship, your relationship with your partner doesn’t need to suffer.  Everyone in the home should always maintain a level of respect towards one another as a rule.  Therapy is a useful tool, and sometimes time makes all the difference.  Never give up on trying to bond as a family unit, and working on the special bond between a stepparent and stepchild.

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Feb 16 2015

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Donna Sager Cowan, Children's Book Author!

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With many children in today’s society are currently navigating through emotional challenges, learning and attention issues, or family stressors/pressures on the home front, we need to think more carefully about different ways to support children’s motivation and engagement, both in the classroom and at home. Joining us today on this episode of  The Blended Family Podcast to share how to assist your child in developing his/her sense of worthiness is Donna Sager Cowan, the creator of The Superhero School Series and the author of the forthcoming children’s book, With The Curiosity Of A Cat (book #2 in the series). As the youngest child in a large family, Donna felt lost in the crowd. She entertained herself by making up stories and friends to play with. By age 5, Donna had taught herself to read, and that began her imaginative journey to dreamy castles with princes and fairy godmothers.  Donna is a grandmother, random fact-finder, and encourager. And yes, she believes she’s a superhero. She resides in California with her family and four cats. In this interview you will hear:

  • Her personal story
  • Why going back to school can be very challenging for kids
  • What brought her to this line of work and why a superhero school series. 
  • Why blended families can affect children and their self worth
  • The book, With the courage of a mouse. 
  • What kids today struggle with, especially with school and social media
  • How do you know if your child feels worthy or not? 
  • How can we help our children make sure they have a good view of self
  • How can you help a child who suffers from low identity, can you reverse this?
  • What's next for Donna-the future of the book series 
  • And much more!

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Jan 20 2020

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Co Hosting show with listener Christina!

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Another co hosting show with a listener! Christina joins us to discuss her own experiences in her blended family! Do you want to share your story on the show? If so, just schedule a consult with me by using the link below! 

Some things we discuss are

  • Her personal story
  • What it’s like being in the military and having a blended family
  • Her tips on being close with stepkids
  • Her relationship with bio mom
  • Her own childhood experience in a blended family
  • And much more!

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Nov 04 2019

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Question and Answer! Shifting your mindset!

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Mindset is everything! Did you know your mind is the most powerful tool you have? Are you aware that you can control your thoughts, therefore enabling yourself to look at your blended family in a different way? I will be answering some listener questions, and showing you how a simple shift in perception can help to change your mind! Some topics are money, love, stepkids, and ex spouse! If you want me to answer one of your questions, just email me! 

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Oct 28 2019

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Co Hosting show with listener Marc!

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Another co hosting show with my listener Marc! He shares all about his blended family and how he makes things work! Get a dad's perspective on how he deals with common blended family issues! Some things we discuss are 

  • His personal story
  • Transitions and visitations
  • Parental alienation
  • Raising kids in a blended family
  • Struggles of a father during and after a divorce
  • How being a middle school teacher and parenting middle school children feels 
  • Puberty 
  • Coparenting
  • And more!

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Oct 14 2019

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How to cope with being away from your partner!

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There are many circumstances that force temporary separations in a marriage or partnership. Many people are taken away from the home for business. Military families know all too well the pain of separation for long periods of time. Other couples sometimes leave for family obligations or trips for their leisure. No matter the circumstance, it can be hard for the entire family. I share some tips to make the separation easier on everyone!

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Oct 07 2019

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LegacyShield with Michael Babikian

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My guest, Michael Babikian is President and CEO of LegacyShield, a consumer engagement service that provides comprehensive legacy planning tools and services. These tools provide to every consumer the resources typically available only to the ultra-wealthy. 

In this interview, we discuss

  • His personal story of why he created Legacy Shield
  • Legacy Shield’s easy process
  • What makes Legacy Shield different
  • What is included with Legacy Shield
  • The importance of having an estate plan
  • And much more!

To learn more about Legacy Shield or to get started, email me HERE!

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Sep 16 2019

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Children's Book, Love Grows and Grows, by Shannon Forster

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My guest Shannon Forster,  who has created a children's book called Love Grows and Grows, is helping so many families.  Her story shows that ALL types of families are special!!!!! The book now has a global audience and is  a "must have" book for all co-parenting and blended families after a divorce.

The book has characters styled as human-hybrid flowers; which themselves are a metaphor for growth and evolution towards love.  The story follows young siblings Flora and Leaf as they transition into a new and unfamiliar life between two homes- one with Mom, and one with Dad and his new wife.  Their journey highlights the challenges associated with creating extended families: a child's apprehension of meeting someone new, and eventually choosing to accept and embrace this person to become a part of their secular world.  With love and patience, we see a mom and a step-mom model a wonderful example of how to put their children first, working together to create a blended family with happy and confident kids. This example of unconditional love is what empowers Flora and Leaf to embrace a new definition of a typical family, and cultivate a new "normal" that benefits everyone involved.

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Sep 09 2019

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Co Hosting show with my listener Stacy!

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Join me and my co host Stacy, as we talk about her experiences in a blended family. I love these co host shows, and I would love for you to join me! Schedule a mini session (below) if that sounds like fun.

I also share some financial 101 on budgeting! How do you know how to allocate your money in a budget? I’ll give you a simple formula as a guideline! 

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Aug 12 2019

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Gabrielle Hartley, divorce expert, joins me to discuss her book Better Apart

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Gabrielle Hartley is a leading divorce attorney, mediator, coach, author and speaker.  Her new book, Better Apart; The Radically Positive Way to Separate (Harper Collins) is the first book of its kind to combine the life changing, healing wisdom of mindfulness, meditation and yoga with practical advice and legal wisdom to get the reader through and beyond the divorce.  

 Better Apart was named “the conscious uncoupling how-to” by People Magazine.  She has also been featured throughout media channels including The New York Times, The New York Post, Yoga Journal, & Mind Body Green. Gabrielle is the founder of Better Apart Divorce Coaching, Co-Parenting and Mediation Services as well as live and online class for individuals and professionals working with divorce. She speaks around the nation on radical self care.  In her practice, she is known for a unique, non-toxic approach to divorce that she developed over two decades in practice. Gabrielle is committed to smashing the divorce stigma. She served as court attorney for Judge Jeffrey Sunshine in NYC matrimonial court and is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation. She currently resides in Northampton, MA with her husband and three sons.

In this show we discuss

  • Her personal story
  • Her book, Better Apart
  • Self care
  • Mediation and coaching services
  • Co Parenting
  • Peaceful conflict resolution
  • Healthy divorce
  • BYE Divorce retreats
  • And much more!

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Aug 05 2019

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Another co hosting show with guests Laurie and Eric

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Another co hosting show! I’m joining by a great couple who want to share their story! 

In this discussion, we talk about 

  • Their personal story 
  • What it was like being a widower
  • Online dating
  • How to honor the memories of a lost one
  • How his work with counseling helps his own family
  • Relationship with her ex and new partner 
  • Some of their challenges
  • And much more!

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Jul 29 2019

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YouTubers, Esther and Jay Hutchison join me to talk about This Big House!

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Esther Hutchison and her husband Jay are family YouTubers/Relationship coaches, who are followed by thousands, and whose content from their channel has been featured in the Daily Mail.  Esther and Jay’s experience lend their hearts to passionately motivate people to make the best with what they have. Wherever they are in their relationships. They also inspire others to grow closer in their marriage and families though their hardships and mistakes. Esther and Jay live in Florida with their big blended family of seven children! 

In this interview, we discuss:

  • Their personal story 
  • Their You Tube channel, This Big House
  • What it’s like raising kids in different age groups
  • What it’s like being in an interracial blended family 
  • Mistakes to avoid when blending a family
  • How to keep the relationship alive
  • And much more!

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Jul 14 2019

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A Cohosting episode with Kerrie Hartman!

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Another co host episode today with one of my listeners! Plus I share my financial tip of the week, which is the importance of teaching kids to save money from a young age.

We discuss

  • How she and her partner met
  • How her blended family is structured
  • What it’s like raising kids in different stages of life
  • Co parenting challenges
  • Gender differences in kids
  • How they created a good sibling environment in their home
  • Relationship with bio mom
  • Her podcast
  • And more!

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Jun 24 2019

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Father's Day Special, with Joel Hawbaker

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Joel W. Hawbaker is a high school teacher and a soccer coach in Alabama where he lives with his wife, his two daughters, and their two rescue dogs Butterscotch and Bruiser. He is also a professional speaker and author, focusing on leadership, education, and especially blended family life. He has been remarried for five years, and he seeks to inspire other blended families to live a more harmonious life through grace, patience, and mutual respect. When he grows up, Joel wants to be a fighter pilot and a black belt.

He joins me for this Father’s Day special to talk about his own journey with fatherhood in a blended family. In this interview we discuss

  • His personal story
  • Why he is in his current line of work
  • Challenges in his own blended family
  • His 10 Commandments of blended family life
  • And much more!

Fathers Day article from National Geographic, History of Father’s Day

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Jun 17 2019

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Jessie Norman joins me to discuss the Moving on Podcast, and her awesome blended family!

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I am joined today by another co host, Jessie Norman. Jessie is also a podcaster looking to make a difference in the blended family world. She hosts the Moving on Podcast along with her husband, and they make an amazing team. She’s so down to earth and full of great tips.

In addition, I bring you a finance tip of the week, where I give you some facts about life insurance, and why it’s essential for every family.

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Jun 03 2019

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200-Stepmoms Day, and the Stepmoms Club, with Kendall Rose

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Stepmothers Day is one week after Mother’s Day, and so I thought it would be fitting to have a show for my stepmoms! My guest, Kendall Rose is an accomplished public speaker who has been a featured guest and provided commentary about blended family legal and financial challenges and solutions, to leading media outlets. She joins me to discuss her book, The Stepmoms Club, How to be a stepmom without losing your money, your mind, and your marriage.

  • Her personal story
  • How the Stepmother’s Club came to be
  • The book
  • Financial aspects of blended families
  • Biggest challenge for stepmoms
  • Importance of self care
  • Mothers Day, and how it affects stepmoms
  • Stepmoms and bio moms stigma
  • How to start your own stepmoms club
  • The Stepmom Jewelry

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May 20 2019

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Mother's Day Special

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My Mothers Day message to all of my very special listeners, both bio and stepmoms alike. Plus my 5 tips to start practicing self care TODAY!  

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May 13 2019

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198-But it's your family, Dr Sherrie Campbell joins me to talk about her new book!

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Joining the podcast is Sherrie Campbell, the author of But It’s Your Family...Cutting Ties with Toxic Family Members and Loving Yourself in the Aftermath. Toxic family abuse is always two-fold. The first layer of abuse is the original poor treatment by toxic family members, and the second is someone’s denial of the ways in which abusers treat and harm them. Loving someone doesn’t always mean having a relationship with them, just like forgiveness doesn’t always mean reconciliation. A significant part of healing comes with accepting that there are some relationships that are so poisonous that they destroy one’s ability to be healthy and function best. But It’s Your Family is a remarkable account of what it means to cut ties to toxic family abuse and thrive in the aftermath.

Sherrie shares her personal story, and then we take a deep dive into the topic of what it’s like to have a toxic person in your life, and how to break free!

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May 06 2019

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Episode 197-Parental Alienation with expert Wendy Perry

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After enduring what has been called “the worst known case of parental alienation and the most corrupt family court case in the history of Tarrant County Texas” Wendy became motivated to break the silence about parental alienation.  In 2014, Wendy’s court case was featured in the critically acclaimed documentary Divorce Corp. She has not stopped fighting for the rights of alienated parents since. Wendy’s passions and strengths include giving educational presentations to the public and professionals, giving TV and radio interviews, giving support to targeted and alienated parents as well as conference and event planning.  Whether it’s experts or advocates or families, one of Wendy’s gifts is bringing people together for awareness, education and support.

She joins us for a second time to discuss her personal story, as well as what we can all do to help bring awareness to parental alienation.

"Parental Alienation can happen to ANYONE so it should matter to EVERYONE!"

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Apr 22 2019

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196-Debt Relief, with Charles Hughes and Tony Gaeta of Debtmerica

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The debt crisis is real and is affecting millions of Americans. Those of us in blended families often incur more debt, whether from expensive divorces, child support, or additional children to raise. Sadly, most Americans don’t even have $400 saved up for an emergency! It saddens me to see so many people hurting, which is why I choose to partner up with Debtmerica, a leading company in the debt relief space. Charles Hughes and Tony Gaeta join me on the show to discuss the debt problem, and how they help families get out from underneath it. In this show we talk about

  • Their own personal story of how they ended up in their current career
  • The debt crisis in our country
  • Children and credit
  • Different options for handling debt
  • The Debtmerica solution
  • Their tax relief program
  • And much more!

Do you want to see if you qualify to work with Debtmerica? Click HERE to set up your FREE financial review !

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Apr 15 2019

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195-Nacho Kids (Not Your Kids), with Lori and David Sims

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Lori and David Sims join me to discuss their own blended family journey, and how their experience led them to create a community. Together they created Nacho Kids (Not Your Kids) and then went on to create the Nacho Kids Academy. They saw a need to help people in an unconventional way, and they have helped a countless number of families. In this interview we discuss

  • Their personal story
  • Why they created Nacho Kids
  • How the name was created
  • How to step back and why
  • The Nacho Kids Academy
  • And so much more!

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Apr 01 2019

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Thankful for this Podcast!

By Myka Almazan - Dec 04 2019
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I have been married now and part of a blended family for 7 years and it hasn’t been the easiest. This podcast has episodes that have helped me in so many ways. I have even shared it w/ my stepsons bio mom and hope we can all continue to progress and grow as a blended family, for the sake and we’ll being of our children. Love, love, love this podcast!

A podcast I’ve been looking for

By rortiz15 - Nov 01 2019
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I’ve always wanted to listen to a podcast that talks about blended family, never actually searched for one. Until I hit a rough patch in my life and I felt the urge I should listen to a podcast. I googled for a good podcast and I came across BFP. BEST choice I made! I binge listen and I’ve gain all this new information that I never knew. I’m putting all this information into perspective and seeing things in a different way and all because of BFP. Thank you so much Melissa!