Confessions of a people-pleasing stepmom [and the 3 stages of a recovery-in-progress]

Summary What can I say? It’s true, I’m a work in progress. Brene Brown’s audio-book The Power of Vulnerability is available from her website, http://www.brenebrown.com Visit my website at http://www.essentialstepmom.com Join the Facebook group, The Spectacular Stepmom We have a group for your spouse called One For The Dads too! Got my free guide yet?Continue reading “Confessions of a people-pleasing stepmom [and the 3 stages of a recovery-in-progress]”

ESP 2.17 Stop the “Stepmom Spiral”: 3 ways to conquer the habit pattern of negative thinking.

Summary Want my free gratitude journal template? Grab it here: bit.ly/123gratitude I love to hear from you – really, it just makes my day every time. You can find me at my personal email, info@essentialstepmom.com. If you’d like to chat, I encourage you to book a free 20-minute strategy session: BOOK A CALL WITH TRACYContinue reading “ESP 2.17 Stop the “Stepmom Spiral”: 3 ways to conquer the habit pattern of negative thinking.”

ESP 2.16: Who pays for what, and how is that working out for you?

Summary Do you and your spouse ever argue about money? Does it drive you crazy that he spends too much on his kids, or that his ex is making poor choices with the child care payments coming out of your joint bank account? My guest Tamasin Thomas is a certified financial planner AND a certifiedContinue reading “ESP 2.16: Who pays for what, and how is that working out for you?”

ESP 2.15: For those days when you think you just suck at this.

Summary Everyone has days like this, I know I have had my share. Days when you think you just suck at being a stepmom and everything that’s going wrong is your fault. I made a live video last year for my Facebook group, The Spectacular Stepmom and I decided to share it with you here.Continue reading “ESP 2.15: For those days when you think you just suck at this.”

ESP. 2.14 Dads, Kids and Consequences (and the 4-minute mile)

Summary There’s a lesson we can all learn from the story of how Roger Bannister became the first human to run a mile in under 4 minutes, and especially from what happened next! The world is changing, family structures are changing and we need to change in order to keep to keep the orders ofContinue reading “ESP. 2.14 Dads, Kids and Consequences (and the 4-minute mile)”

ESP. 2.11 My Christmas Miracle + REPLAY: OVERSTEPPING

Summary Happy New Year to you, wherever in the world you’re listening from. I am partway through a holiday experience unlike anything I’ve had in 13 years of blended family life. It took us a long time to get here, but that only makes me appreciate it more! If I can give you one singleContinue reading “ESP. 2.11 My Christmas Miracle + REPLAY: OVERSTEPPING”