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The Evil Stepmother Speaks

The Evil Stepmother Speaks


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Get ready to learn and laugh about everything "stepmom". The show is hosted by Barb Goldberg, expert stepmom, mom, business woman and author.

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Did you ever feel as if you just want to walk away? Or, not feel as strongly as you do about the children, the ex, your partner? It may be time to DISENGAGE. But, what does that word mean? Do you leave town? Do you stop talking... more

Yes, I know. Who would ever speak the words? "I feel as if I am in constant competition with my stepchildren for their bio parents' love and attention." Okay, I said it. As creepy as that may sound, it may be true. Let's explore the... more

Mother's Day is the perfect time to be reminded how much we matter. The truth is only we can write our Mother's Day story. Enjoy this show as I take a stab at the perfect Mother's Day card. I would love your feedback. As always, I thank you for... more

APOLOGIZING. Do you hate the sound of that as much as I do? Do you feel confused as to when you should apologize? Or, do you know how to apologize? Like all things stepfamily, it's more complicated. Right? So, let's talk about... more

Have you ever been frustrated by all that you are doing? Then, no one seems to notice anything that we do. Or, we feel totally ignored or disrespected. In today's show, I challenge you to think about how we might spend your time in a little... more

Our stepmother saga continues as we study chapters 4++. Yes, it's time to talk about the kids and our homes. What's the story with our houses anyway? We probably did not think about our housing when we remarried, but it becomes an... more

Ever feel as if you are your family's back up plan? You know what I mean. Mom can't do something. Stepmother does it. Dad has to work. Stepmother steps in. Stepchildren coming this weekend? Stepmother cooks. Stepmother makes the... more

Be careful what you ask for. This is a poignant message for all stepmothers to heed during the year and during holiday seasons. If you have ever had times when you secretly wished that your stepchildren or the ex-wife would go away?... more

Did you ever wonder why the ex-wife just can't get over it? Maybe, you are a stepmother who has been a part of the family for years, yet you still feel as though the ex-wife hates you. You just don't understand it. As you know, we study... more

Just like when you learn how to play the piano, deep practice is the key to mastering the challenge. It is no different when you are learning how to be a stepmother. The key is learning how to practice, then practice and the result will... more