Episode 84: Healing Family Trauma, with Abbey Williams

How to break the cycle of relational trauma Today I'm talking to Abbey Williams, LSW about estrangements and healing to break the cycle of generational trauma. Abbey spoke at our recent Stepmom Summit (the Summit is over but you can still…

Episode 83: Family Feuds: Overcoming High Conflict and Parental Alienation with Maarit Miller

What happens when you realize you're in a high-conflict situation? All too often, stepmoms get into their stepfamily only to realize their spouse's ex is way more high-conflict than they realized or that there is some pretty nasty parental…

Episode 82: Does High Conflict Coparenting Ever Get Better? With Megan Hunter

Does High Conflict Coparenting Ever Get Better? That's what we're talking about in today's episode with CEO and co-founder of the High Conflict Institute, Megan Hunter, another "three-peat" guest (Episode 27 and Episode 59) and speaker at…

Episode 81: How To Stepmom Without Losing Yourself, With Jessica Frew

Is it possible to stepmom without losing yourself? That's what we're talking about in today's episode with relationship crisis coach Jessica Frew - a "three-peat" guest (Episode 29 and Episode 65) and speaker at this year's Stepmom Summit…

Episode 80: Hey Stepmom, Stop Comparing Yourself!

Let's Get Comfortable . . . In Your Own Skin. Today's episode is about getting more comfortable in your own skin. Specifically as it relates to your partner’s ex and comparing yourself to her. This is something that I hear ALL THE TIME…

Episode 79: The People Pleaser’s Guide To Coparenting

This post has affiliate links. For more about what that means, click here. Are you a people pleaser? If so, this episode is for YOU. Our guest today has been here before, back on episode 61. And she recently published her first book,…

Episode 78: Is It Normal To Feel Like This?

In today's episode, I'm answering your questions! I put out a call before the holidays for questions and boy, did you respond! I'm so excited to tackle these and hope today is just the first of many Q&A episodes. Today's question…

Episode 77: When Your Expectations Fall Flat

Today I'm talking to another veteran stepfamily coach, Amelia Lane, all about how to get "okay" with it when you realize your expectations do not line up with your stepfamily reality. Amelia has been a guest expert inside the Stepfamily…

Episode 76: Staying Afloat After You’ve Jumped Into The Deep End Of Stepmom Life

Today I'm talking to a veteran stepfamily coach and one of last year's Stepmom Summit speakers, Mindy Kyle. We are talking about how it feels when you realize you've gone from dating to the deep end of stepfamily life and feel like you are…

Episode 75: Can Stepmom And Mom Really Be Besties?

In this episode, I’m talking to a rockstar in the influencer marketing world, but one who also happens to be a stepmom and has one of the best relationships with her stepchildren’s mom that I’ve ever seen. Sarah Boyd and I actually…

Episode 74: New Year, New Stepmom Inspiration

It's a brand new year and we're back with all new episodes! Today, we’re talking about the new beginnings that come with a new year. To include word of the year. And resolutions. We’re talking about the differences between stepfamily…

Episode 73: Whether You’d Do It All Again, with Beth McDonough of The Inclusive Stepmom

Today I’m talking to Beth McDonough, my partner in Stepfamily Magazine, which includes the Stepmom Summit, the Stepfamily Circle Membership, and our upcoming Stepmom Retreat (we still have one spot for you if you’re looking for a…

Episode 72: Cowgirl Power In Your Stepmom Life

I am so excited about today’s guest. She is a family friend of my husband Craig’s and has become a dear friend and mentor of mine. She happens to also be a stepmom and a Kickass one at that. This post contains affiliate links. For…

Bonus Episode: The Confident Stepmom Bootcamp!

In case no one told you, stepmom life can be really tough. But I’ve got your back in today’s bonus mini-episode. I’m excited to tell you about this free bootcamp I’m doing NEXT WEEK. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a while…

Episode 71: Being A Stepmom With Infertility

Today’s topic is one I haven’t talked much about before: stepmom infertility and the challenges around being a childless stepmom. Many stepmoms struggle with infertility and how to cope with being childless. I’ve spent a lot of…