ESP 6.3 David Sims – Pulling it out of the fire


“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 now they’re saving other people’s marriages and families.

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ESP 6.2 The Divorced Dad Diaries with Stephane Jutras


You can find Stephane’s podcast on every platform, and by visiting his website,

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ESP 6.1 Visible Man with Jeffrey Hoffman


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I can be found at

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 at and I’ll keep you in the loop!

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


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 thousands of dollars.

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


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 goodness for just one show! Learn more about Denise and her programs at

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


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’s the host of the critically acclaimed and New York Times recommended podcast The Divorce Survival Guide  Podcast and the creator of the groundbreaking online coaching program, Should I Stay or Should I Go? which helps women make the most difficult decision of their lives  using coaching tools, relationship education, geeky neuroscience, community support, and deep self-work.

Kate  empowers women to find their strength, passion, and confidence even in the most disempowering of circumstances and helps them move forward with concrete plans set on a solid foundation, putting their children at the center (not in the middle) of all their  decisions.

In  addition to her online programs, Kate works privately with clients all over the world.

Kate  lives in Los Angeles with her teenage son (whom she lovingly co-parents with her ex-husband), their two dogs, and a handful of fish.

Want to connect with Tracy? Shoot me a message on my personal and private email,

You can find my blog at and my highly engaged, very polite Facebook group is The Spectacular Stepmom.

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ESP 5.4 The hidden cost of Parental Alienation


Never mind the emotional toll, there are dollars to consider too! Therapy, counsellors, private schools, college, mediation or lawyers – it seems never ending. If alienation is a feature of your partner’s relationship with his or her kids, it’s worth being proactive!

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ESP 5.3 High Conflict: The Drama Behind Parental Alienation


Can you get off the hamster-wheel of drama? How can you fight for your kids without just buying into more drama?

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ESP 5.2 It’s the stepmoms who find the answers


Stepmoms are the first point of contact with people who help parents heal the relationship with their kids after divorce or due to parental alienation. Then, they have to step aside and let the biological parent roll up their sleeves and do the work.

I’ll be speaking about how to restore your relationship and regain your natural authority with your kids at The Stepfamily Summit 2020. Sign up for free at

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ESP 5.1 Dorcy Pruter on healing the damage from Parental Alienation


Dorcy Pruter is the founder and CEO of the Conscious Coparenting Institute. She runs a 4 day intensive workshop called High Road to Reunification that boast a stunning 100% success rate! Learn more about her work at:

Conscious Co-Parenting Institute Home

Dorcy has prepared a free e-book called “Stepping In: The Step-parents’ Guide For Parenting” which you can grab here:

Step Parents Guide

The Stepfamily Summit 2020 is a FREE online event taking place September 16-18. Register with this link and the Summit will support this podcast in turn! I hope you’ll tune in to hear my interview: “Brainwashed or Gaslighted: How to Get Through To Your Alienated Child”. Date and time to follow.

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