ESP 6.7 The completely amazing, totally absent bio mom.

Summary Are you sick and tired of hearing about your stepchild’s fantastic mom, when you’re the one showing up for the child in all the way’s she’s not? Let’s talk this through, and we’ll talk about life coaching too – maybe you’re finally ready to make a step towards letting go of the filters thatContinue reading “ESP 6.7 The completely amazing, totally absent bio mom.”

ESP 6.6 Trystan Reese Part 2

Summary Pre-order Trystan’s book “How We Do Family” from Amazon, or support one of the last standing independent booksellers, Powells of Portland Oregon: https://www.powells.com/book/how-we-do-family-9781615197569 Trystan is on Facebook and Instagram @biffandi Interested in learning tools to share with your child or stepchild to help them be resilient in the face of emotional or psychological pressureContinue reading “ESP 6.6 Trystan Reese Part 2”

ESP 6.5 Trystan Reese shines a bright light on your secret fears (part 1 of 2)

Summary “If I can’t be like those perfect multi-household-happy-families who all get along and do Thanksgiving together, am I broken?”  I don’t know about you, but I can totally relate to thinking my family should look – at least a little – like the ones on Instagram, but this guy says things out loud thatContinue reading “ESP 6.5 Trystan Reese shines a bright light on your secret fears (part 1 of 2)”

ESP 6.4 Man the F_%@ Up! with Deuce Almightee

Summary You can follow Deuce on Facebook at Deuce Almightee, and on Instagram @EHYODEUCE His webinar is taking place on Thursday November 5th – you can sign up here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkcuiurzguE9C6bP1aHLP5GNMtA1WBO69b You can register for my free Facebook Challenge: “Stick To Your Guns”: Parenting for Divorced Dads with this link: bit.ly/dadpower Connect with me anytime atContinue reading “ESP 6.4 Man the F_%@ Up! with Deuce Almightee”

ESP 6.3 David Sims – Pulling it out of the fire

Summary “My expectations set her up for failure”. That’s what David Sims has to say about his experience of blended family life before he and his wife Lori figured out how to step back from the edge of divorce and put their marriage and family back together. They founded the Nacho Kids method and nowContinue reading “ESP 6.3 David Sims – Pulling it out of the fire”

ESP 6.2 The Divorced Dad Diaries with Stephane Jutras

Summary You can find Stephane’s podcast on every platform, and by visiting his website,  thedivorceddaddiaries.com You can find my blog and other resources at essentialstepmom.com If it’s time for you to get another level of support for your stepmom journey, reach out for a 1:1 coaching session or two.  Email me for more info atContinue reading “ESP 6.2 The Divorced Dad Diaries with Stephane Jutras”

ESP 6.1 Visible Man with Jeffrey Hoffman

Summary Jeffrey Hoffman can be found at visibleman.org I can be found at essentialstepmom.com I’m gearing up for a free Facebook Live 5-day challenge where I’ll walk you through how to create immunity from interference in your parenting, and how you can build it right into your parent-child relationships. Just shoot me a message atContinue reading “ESP 6.1 Visible Man with Jeffrey Hoffman”

ESP 5.7 Are you panicking about college fees yet? Part 2 with Denise Thomas

Summary You heard it right – college scholarships are available even for kids in kindergarten! You don’t have to go nuts with it, but it’s truly never too early to start learning about what’s involved in getting your kids a full ride. Learn to line up your ducks and you can save tens of thousandsContinue reading “ESP 5.7 Are you panicking about college fees yet? Part 2 with Denise Thomas”

ESP 5.6 Are you and your partner stressing (or fighting) over college fees yet? It’s coming!

Summary My guest Denise Thomas dug herself and her family out of bankruptcy and researched her butt off to get $199,000 in college scholarships for her two home-schooled kids. She says it’s not about marks, it’s about smarts! She’ll dish some secrets in this episode and the next one – it was too much goodnessContinue reading “ESP 5.6 Are you and your partner stressing (or fighting) over college fees yet? It’s coming!”

ESP 5.5 Kate Anthony talks First-Wife-Forever Syndrome!

Summary Do you know anybody’s first wife who seems to cling energetically to him years, even after she gets a new partner? Turns out this is not such a rare phenomenon.  Today’s guest gets full marks for putting her experience as “that” bio-mom on the table, crumbs and all! Kate  Anthony is a gem. She’sContinue reading “ESP 5.5 Kate Anthony talks First-Wife-Forever Syndrome!”