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  • 00:30

    I Didn't Ask For This!! I Thought My Stepfamily Life Would Be Different

    in Women

    A familiar stepmother/stepfather lament is, "I didin't ask for this!"  Who knows what we were all thinking?  I just know that many of us are shocked at what stepfamily life can be like.  We meant no harm.  We wanted to help,  Somewhere along the line it became something else.  As always, I hope that the lessons learned in this radio show resonate with you and make your life better.


    I'm Barbara Goldberg of The Evil Stepmother Speaks.  I teach the art and science of stepfamily management.  Don't forget about our other resources!


    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. 

  • 00:23

    Stepparenting 101- Including Grandparents in the Stepfamily

    in Moms and Family

    Welcome to Stepparenting 101
    My name is Claudette Chenevert, known as the Stepmom Coach.  I am a Personal Development Coach, focusing on helping stepmoms create cohesive relationships within their stepfamilies.
    Grandparents are really important to a family system. They can provide additional support and love, especially for the children. But how do you handle grandparents or even stepgrandparents in a stepfamily? Come and join me as I share some tips and idea around this topic
    Download your FREE e-book called "Words of Hope, Inspiration and Wisdom for Stepmoms" at www.stepmomcoach.com/products 
    Follow me:
    Twitter: stepmomcoach
    Facebook: ClaudetteChenevert.StepmomCoach
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    Website: www.stepmomcoach.com

  • 00:47

    The Stepfamily Pattern: Passive Aggressiveness in Your Family

    in Women

    Help me welcome Andrea Brandt, author of 8 Keys to Elminating Passive-Aggressiveness.  Andrea is going to teach us how to improve our lives.


    Passive aggressiveness.  You know what I mean.  It's when someone doesn't exactly tell you what they want or how they feel, but you can just tell that they are really angry.  I had a feeling that passive aggressiveness plays a big role in the world of stepfamilies. After all, a stepfamily is the perfect haven for people who just can't say what they mean.  We're afraid, right?


    This is a class that we all need and can't wait for all of you to join us!


    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


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


    Email me:  Barb@TheEvilStepmotherSpeaks.com


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


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


    Want more support?  Find one-on-one coaching and email coaching on The Evil Stepmother Speaks

  • 00:19

    Our Lives Before the Remarriage/Stepfamily Thing

    in Women

    Here's a subject that we don't talk about a lot.  Yet, it haunts us, right?  Let's discuss the lives that we all had before we became a stepfamily.  I have often found that the stepfamily life is so overwhelming that I have forgotten all about the life that I had prior to this one.  Isn't it ironic that it feels as if the life that our partner had, prior to the remarriage, dominates our lives. 
    Let's take a look at this weird phenomena!
     
    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  
    Tweet me @StepmomSpeaks: 
    http://bit.ly/135aHAx  
    Email me:  Barb@TheEvilStepmotherSpeaks.com  
    READ THE BOOK:  THE EVIL STEPMOTHER SPEAKS:  The Guide for Stepfamiles Who Want to Love and Laugh   AMAZON:  http://amzn.to/17VMKPE  
    Here's What Other Stepmoms Are Saying about The Evil Stepmother Speaks:   
    Barb saved our family and my heart from breaking.           ~Olivia

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1111

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Georgina Capetillo from Astoria Queens, New York, a survivor of child abuse who's Hoping to become a resource for adult survivors who have been (or in some cases, are) abused by their stepparent. Georgina founder of Adult Survivors of Step-family Abuse (ASSA) a support network for people who have been abused by step-family during their childhood. As Howard University alumni, she was awarded a B.A in Philosophy and Political Science. Georgina completed her graduate studies at University of Massachusetts in 2013 with a concentration on Conflict Resolution. She is also the founder and president of Secular Common Ground, a dispute resolution think tank for secular issues. Her specialties include gender equality, humanist ethics, human rights, mental health, secularism, immigration, feminism and civil justice. StepNet seeks to reconcile issues regarding stepchildren. The goals are to support survivors of stepfamily abuse and offer conflict resolution education to stepfamilies and support for adult survivors of stepfamily abuse and hardship. StepNet covers many bases. "This organization aims to support mainly adult survivors of stepparent abuse or hardship," writes Georgina. "It is a problem we all have heard of, but it is seldom addressed. I aim to create a community of people with similar experiences and welcome supporters to join the cause. As of now StepNet offers resources that address mental health issues due to abuse / hardship and a discussion forum. StepNet is in it's beginning stage but our future goals are provide a hotline, conduct research on stepfamily abuse/hardship and become a strong support group."

  • 00:57

    Let's prep before we blend....

    in Relationships

    Let's talk about blended families; you know, the modern day Brady Bunch. That was a television show where a widowed mom with three daughters married a widowed dad with three sons. That union blended together very well. Well, the reality is, that television script does not always play out in real life relationships. Often blended families are not smooth but instead are choppy and rough. So we're going to discuss how to make blended families come together smoothly.

  • 00:09

    IS MY VALUE TIED TO MY FAMILY?

    in Women

    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 different way.  It's a start to a journey towards getting to a state of freedom.  Let me know if this short show resonates with you.~ Barb


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


    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:  Barb@TheEvilStepmotherSpeaks.com


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


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

  • 01:00

    Marriage Radio with Special Guest Ron Deal

    in Relationships

    Listen in as Joe Beam interviews special guest Ron Deal. Call in with your questions about how to have a better and smarter stepfamily!

  • 01:00

    RemarriageWorks: Rearranging & Reinventing Your Stepfamily

    in Women

    "Families don't break, they change," according to Judy Osborne, LMFT, author of Wisdom for Separated Parents: Rearranging Around the Children to Keep Kinship Strong and Director of Stepfamily Associates.  Join Paula Bisacre, publisher of RemarriageWorks.com as she interviews Judy Osborne to discuss the limits of language when it comes to talking about separated parents and stepfamily living. As Judy says, "A post-divorce relationship is no longer an oxymoron." Tune in as Judy shares new terms and models that support families transitioning through separation, divorce, remarriage, and stepfamily living. Hear how to focus on "success" as parents and not on the "failure" of marriage for the sake of you and especially, your children.

  • 00:22

    TheEvilStepmotherSpeaks:The Formula for Stepfamily WellBeing

    in Women

    We have a lot of excuses why our stepfamilies are not working.  The Ex.  The Stepkids.  Our Partners.  You name it.
    But, what if you understood how to create a life of well being? In fact, what if you knew the actual, scientific formula?  You may find that your own happiness is right at home.
    At the end of the day, don't we all want the same thing?  You can call it peace, love or, maybe, another term is well-being.  My friend, Gretchen Pisano of Sounding Board Ink, offers the formula for well being.  She says to GLIDE.  Here are the 5 components to learn how to GLIDE OR WELL-BEING.
    Emotions like feeling calm or peaceful or happy Achievements Meaning and Purpose Engagement Relationship to Others If you know how to achieve and then mix the 5 components, you will have a life of well being.  Want to learn more?  Listen in!
    Barb
    www.TheEvilStepmotherSpeaks.com
    @StepmomTweets
     

  • 00:19

    Are We Too Harsh on the Ex?

    in Women

    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 the art and science of stepfamily management here at The Evil Stepmother Speaks.  In this class, we are going to learn a little more about the science behind the ex's behavior.  This one is a little different than the lessons we have learned before.  Please join me!


    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


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


    Email me:  Barb@TheEvilStepmotherSpeaks.com


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


    If you purchase the book on my site, you get 4 free classes as I teach the first several chapters of the book.  THE EVIL STEPMOTHER SPEAKS:  The Guide for Stepfamilies Who Want to Love and Laugh