Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

  • 00:14

    WHEN A STEPMOTHER SHOULD APOLOGIZE

    in Women

    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 apologizing.


    As always, I thank you for listening and if you ever want to talk further, you can find me at:


    The Evil Stepmother Speaks: http://bit.ly/lBKSwP


    Like us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheEvilStepMotherSpeaks?ref=hl


    There is also a SECRET Facebook group called Stepmom Life Class.  It’s a sacred space to vent and find solutions.  To get in, you have to friend me at https://www.facebook.com/barbgoldberg


    Tweet me @StepmomSpeaks: http://bit.ly/135aHAx


    Want to change your life? Try the book  The Evil Stepmother Speaks: A Guide for Stepfamilies Who Want to Love and Laugh.   You can buy it on my site or on Amazon and all other e-reader sites.


    Need more support?  I offer one on one coaching any time that you need me. 

  • 00:28

    Stepmother Lament: I Am Going to DISENGAGE! I Really Am!

    in Women

    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 to everyone?  Do you just stop doing anything?  It all may sound great or very scary.  Barb Goldberg gives you tips on how to disengage and find the life you may be looking for. 


    As always, I thank you for listening and if you ever want to talk further, you can find me at:


    The Evil Stepmother Speaks: http://bit.ly/lBKSwP


    Like us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheEvilStepMotherSpeaks?ref=hl


    There is also a SECRET Facebook group called Stepmom Life Class.  It’s a sacred space to vent and find solutions.  To get in, you have to friend me at https://www.facebook.com/barbgoldberg


    Tweet me @StepmomSpeaks: http://bit.ly/135aHAx


    Want to change your life? Try the book  The Evil Stepmother Speaks: A Guide for Stepfamilies Who Want to Love and Laugh.   You can buy it on my site or on Amazon and all other e-reader sites.


    Need more support?  I offer one on one coaching any time that you need me. Email me at Barb@TheEvilStepmotherSpeaks or click on the Stepmom Support tab on the website.

  • 00:46

    Married With Baggage: Helping The Childless Stepmother

    in Women

     
    Join me on September 27th at 11:00 EST to discuss the various challenges and solutions to being a woman who is childless/childfree and partnered with a man with children. Wednesday Martin, author of "Stepmonster", a childless woman herself when she married her husband years ago, will be my guest as she offers her personal perspective as a childless woman, and what the research has to tell us about this most challenging position in the stepfamily system.
    A must-listen to show for any childless stepmom out there. There is hope!

  • 02:43

    The Pulse in Baltimore - NH results SURPRISED? - Texas open carry!

    in Politics

    Hr1   Baltimore man on the street, Corey Prez Duncan joins Joe to cover current events.


    The NFL, Beyonce, and the Black Panther Black Power statement. Enough with the political statements during entertainment shows.


    Whoopi Goldberg says she's a SLAVE b/c she only makes $5 million/year.REALLY?.


    Since Obama took office, it's all about reverse racism.


    Hr2   Obamacare for illegals?


    Senior News Correspondent, Jason Wert weighs in on Hillary's email scandal and the New Hampshire primary results.


    Hillary Clinton's email server is not under investigation. ?Hillary Clinton? IS!


    Ted Cruz finishing 3rd in a heavy Liberal state like New Hampshire is a big deal!


    Looks like Chris Christie is on his way out. Where will his supporters go? Jason thinks they'll swing to Marco Rubio.


    Why did Jeb Bush do so well in the NH primary? Blue bloods & old money?


    SCOTUS got it right today on EPA regulations placing excess burdens on businesses.


    In the first 3 months after Maine started requiring childless able-bodied citizens to work in order to get welfare, saw caseloads drop 80%! I guess they didn't really need help after all!


    Hr3  Texas open carry turns out not to be the doom and gloom they thought it would be. Unraveling the fear of gun control


    Writer and political pundit, Michael Hausam talks about the New Hampshire primary.


    Can Bernie Sanders really get the Democrat nomination over Hillary Clinton? #BrokeredConvention


    The ideal candidate would be ok with the Fed govt not impacting us for 6 months at a time. None of the top 3 people are interested in creating an unfettered free market.


    Donald, Hillary, & Bernie are talking about doing wonderful things by force with other people's money.

  • 00:31

    Mid-forties and Single-By-Choice: Busting the Myth of the "Single-Life Blues"

    in Self Help

    "Time is running out" and "My biological clock is ticking," are two phrases used by millions of women who are frustrated by their single status.  Too many women struggle with being single--especially after forty. Because our society is geared toward families it’s easy to believe that being married with children is the best decision for every one.  It’s not. More and more women, and men for that matter, are going against the grain and choosing to remain single and childless.  Join us for today's call where Tammy Johnston, a happy and single 40-something, will bust the myths of the "single-life blues" and share how she has created a joyous, happy, single life.  

  • 02:00

    Terry Horman, Noah Chamberlin & Teresa Halbach Case Updates

    in Spirituality

    After 5 and 1/2 years Terri Horman, stepmother of Kyron Horman who is still missing since June 4th 2010, has decided to speak to the media. WHY?  You have to ask yourself why is she suddenly talking?  Without lawyers by her side?  Withour lawyers clearing what she says. Why is she NOT talking with police enforcement?  What is she saying?  The first interview was granted to People Magazine, than ABC. Tune in to the show tonight Wednesday January 27, 2016 at 6:30pm EST  to hear my review of the interviews.We will talk about body language, deception and her choice of answers.


    Noah Chamberlin, 2 years old was dropped off at grandma's house, went for a hike and ended up dead in Pinson, Tennesee. Last week I did a profile of little Noah and told you here on the show that Noah was a Gemini and that his ruling planet Mercury was retrograde and that he would be found. The next two days the Moon was in his sign of Gemini and I said he had a good chance of being found and that he would be found by Monday the 25th as Mercury was going direct. This in fact did happen as he was found the following day. He was found in a clearing a mile and a half from where the grandmother said he was lost. Tune in for more on his case.


    Making  A Murderer is a mini series by Netflix that has everyone talking about the Teresa Halbach Murder from October 31, 2005. Yes I watched it and have been asked to do a profile on Teresa Halbach to see if she in fact was murdered by Stephen Avery than 43 at the time. Was Stephen framed?  I will do 3 charts from the case to give my professional opinion on the entire scenario.


    Join me , Linda Crystal, Forensic Astrologer and Co-Host Terry Lynn Newcomb tonight at 6:30pm EST.


    Follow Me. Subscribe to me and Friend me on Facebook.


     


     

  • 00:29

    Overcoming Fear to Find Family with Raven Baca

    in Self Help

    Raquel Benavidez welcomes Raven Baca, crafting genius and wonderful mom. Raven has been in my family for over 12 yrs. She is is my son’s stepmother and yes I consider her family. She has been a huge part of the success and love our family shares. Raven will be sharing with us how she overcame her initial fear and insecurities about being a new wife, a new step-parent and having to deal with me, the ex-wife. We’ll be sharing our experience of how two women, who must would expect to be adversaries, changed it all and became each others strongest allies.


    Sharing our family story is so very important to both of us. We understand how difficult it can be to blend families and for everyone to find their space and more importantly, their value to the family unit. Raven is a blessing to all women out there taking on the beautiful task of not just loving and raising their own kids, but loving and raising someone else’s kids, just as your own.


    Raven Baca lives in New Mexico with her husband, Anthony Baca and their four children, AJ, Quinton, Zoe and Aubry. 


    Raquel Benavidez is a blended, broken and dysfunctional family survivor. She has flourished in creating her own new family dynamic. One that is filled with love, support and acceptance for all. Connect with her on Facebook at It’s a Family Affair


    brought to you by VividLife.me


     

  • 00:12

    STEPMOTHER LAMENT: I AM NOT YOUR BACK-UP SYSTEM!

    in Women

    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 plans.  Stepmother does the laundry.  Stepchild needs to be picked up from an activity?  Stepmother gets the call. 


    Does this resonate with you?  This is the show for you.


    Let's tear it apart a bit and see if we can find some peace.


    The Evil Stepmother Speaks is a sacred space for stepmothers.  We have a myriad of resources for you.  Please enjoy that which will help you!


    As always, I thank you for listening and if you ever want to talk further, you can find me at:


    The Evil Stepmother Speaks: http://bit.ly/lBKSwP


    Like us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheEvilStepMotherSpeaks?ref=hl


    The private Facebook group, Stepmom Life Class.  Friend Barb Goldberg on FB to gain entry.


    Tweet me @StepmomSpeaks: http://bit.ly/135aHAx


    Email me or SCHEDULE A COACHING SESSION:  Barb@TheEvilStepmotherSpeaks.com


    READ THE BOOK:  http://amzn.to/17VMKPE


    THE EVIL STEPMOTHER SPEAKS:  The Guide for Stepfamilies Who Want to Love and Laugh


     

  • 00:30

    The Chosen Few, Best of Chicago Poetry, Online

    in Poetry

    Vittorio Carli teaches film, literature, and humanities at Moraine Valley Community College and Richard J. Daley College. He also freelances for less than impressive financial incentives. He spends half his time in danger (in Little Village) and the other in boredom (in Oak Lawn).


    His first collection of poetry entitled A Passion for Apathy  was published by The Press of the Third Mind in 2013 and a sequel may be coming out in the next year.


    He hosts a monthly poetry show at the art colony at 2630 W Fletcher (off Rockwell and Belmont) on the second Saturday of each month from 7-9 p.m.Featuring poetry, spoken word, stand-up, performance art, and music. Almost anything goes! No entrance fee.


    He is an unmarried, childless bookaholic, and has never been to prison.


    A letter  by him was recently published by the Chicago Tribune and it can be viewed at http://www.artinterviews.org/my-letter-to-the-chicago-tribune/.
    His film and art reviews have appeared on www.reelmoviecritic.com (no longer online), chicagopoetry.com and in the publications: Dialogue, Venus, Chicago Artist’s News, The Daily Herald, The Star Newspapers, Tunnel Rat, and Letter eX.
     
     
    His poems have been published in The Chosen Few, Best of Chicago Poetry, Online! the Chicago Poetry Renaissance, Café Review, Rambunctious Review, Polvo, The American Dissident, Dissent, Struggle: The Journal of Revolutionary Literature, Mind in Motion, Alphabeat Press, Alternative Press, Poems of the World, Religious Humanism, The World Salad Anthology, and The Anti Mensch.


     

  • 00:15

    A Stepmother Halloween or How to Make Your Stepfamily Less Scary!

    in Women

    Halloween is a stepmother's haven and gift to the planet.  It is our time.  This is the day of the year where every stepmother can be anything she wants with her stepfamily  Yes, you can be the good fairy today.  Yes, you can laugh today.  If you are a crafty stepmother, this is your big opportunity to be a hit.


    Here are a few quick tips so that Halloween is less scary!  Boo!  Trick or Treat!


    As always, I thank you for listening and if you ever want to talk further, you can find me at:


    The Evil Stepmother Speaks: http://bit.ly/lBKSwP


    Like us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheEvilStepMotherSpeaks?ref=hl


    There is also a SECRET Facebook group called Stepmom Life Class.  It’s a sacred space to vent and find solutions.  To get in, you have to friend me at https://www.facebook.com/barbgoldberg


    Tweet me @StepmomSpeaks: http://bit.ly/135aHAx


    Want to change your life? Try the book  The Evil Stepmother Speaks: A Guide for Stepfamilies Who Want to Love and Laugh.   You can buy it on my site or on Amazon and all other e-reader sites.


    Need more support?  I offer one on one coaching any time that you need me. 

  • 01:30

    INDIE REVIEW RADIO / RAQIYAH MAYS / INDIE MEDIA

    in Entertainment

    Author, Journalist, Radio Personality, & Activist With 2015 marking her 20th year in the media business, Raqiyah’s influence goes back to Newark, NJ. Born to a teen mother and domestic abuse survivor, Raqiyah’s climb from mastering a speech impediment to being bullied in school, led a shy, insecure, girl into becoming the confident, outspoken, success she is today. Featured in The Limited clothing store’s 2015 nationwide “New Look of Leadership” campaign, she’s been chosen and honored as a female leader for her passionate work as an author, journalist, radio personality, stepmother, and activist. A writer at heart, Raqiyah’s debut fiction novel, “The Man Curse,” out now, chronicles the world of Meena, a young women who spends her life trying to break The Man Curse and become the first woman in her family to marry. No stranger to the book world, Raqiyah contributed a chapter to Gil Robertson’s anthology “Where Did Our Love Go: Love & Relationships in the African American community.” She was a featured profile in Thembisa Mshaka’s book of entertainment industry professionals, “Put Your Dreams First: Handle your entertainment business” And Raqiyah was a reporter at large for Cheo Hodari Coker’s VIBE book “Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of The Notorious B.I.G,” which was turned into feature film, Notorious. Raqiyah is a passionate activist for issues affecting women, children, and African Americans. In college, she helped create the Diversity Union on Penn State University’s Altoona campus after acts of racism toward black classmates. Today, she continues her penchant for activism. From marching in Ferguson, MO to Baltimore and attending protests in NYC. 


     

Join Host Live Chats

From the BTR Blog