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  • 00:25

    Heart Gardens: Nurturing Your Family/A Season of Expectation

    in Moms and Family

    Andrea is a product of radical grace. As such, she is a “grace advocate” who is reminded daily  (sometimes hourly) that any truly good work occurs because she is already loved by the Master Gardener and not to be loved by him.  


    Both a stepmom and a “bio” mom, Andrea has extreme compassion for the challenges of blended family life.


    Andrea has an MSED in Educational Counseling and has worked with families and children in a variety of settings including family services and life skills training. She has enjoyed one on one coaching as well as instructing in a college setting.  Andrea is certified in a variety of family-oriented trainings including:


    “Parenting Skills” by New York State Office of Children & Family Services


    “Working In A Family’s Home” by New York State Office of Children & Family Services


    “Teaching, Modeling, Mentoring” by NYS Office of Children & Family Services


    “Community & Academic Advocacy” by NYS Office of Children & Family Services


    “Child & Adolescent Development” by Lutheran Social Services


    “Communication Skills & Behavioral Support” by Bridges Too Health


    “Positive Parenting with a Plan: How To Empower Parents with Challenging Children” 

  • 00:28

    Heart Gardens Radio: Loved EXTRAVAGENTLY

    in Moms and Family

    Andrea is a product of radical grace. As such, she is a “grace advocate” who is reminded daily  (sometimes hourly) that any truly good work occurs because she is already loved by the Master Gardener and not to be loved by him.  


    Both a stepmom and a “bio” mom, Andrea has extreme compassion for the challenges of blended family life.


    Andrea has an MSED in Educational Counseling and has worked with families and children in a variety of settings including family services and life skills training. She has enjoyed one on one coaching as well as instructing in a college setting.  Andrea is certified in a variety of family-oriented trainings including:


    “Parenting Skills” by New York State Office of Children & Family Services


    “Working In A Family’s Home” by New York State Office of Children & Family Services


    “Teaching, Modeling, Mentoring” by NYS Office of Children & Family Services


    “Community & Academic Advocacy” by NYS Office of Children & Family Services


    “Child & Adolescent Development” by Lutheran Social Services


    “Communication Skills & Behavioral Support” by Bridges Too Health


    “Positive Parenting with a Plan: How To Empower Parents with Challenging Children” 

  • 01:01

    Stepmom Coach with Michele Sfakianos

    in Women

    Stepparenting comes with it's unique sets of issues from understanding our roles in the new family to managing expectations. What can we do about it? My guest this week is Michele Sfakianos, author, nurse and mother as well as grandmother shares with us ways to overcome some of the obstacles stepfamilies face. Michele's book is "The 4-1-1 on Step Parenting" available at http://www.my411books.com/
    Join us every Wednesday at 1:00 pm EST where you will hear messages of hope and inspiration that will help you shorten the learning curve of being a surviving stepmom to one who is THRIVING.
    Claudette Chenevert
    The Stepmom Coach www.stepmomcoach.com
    Forthcoming author of book “WHY: 10 WHYs most stepmoms ask themselves”
    Are you struggling with communication issues? Would you like a handy book that could save you grief and heartache? “31 Days to Better Communication” can help you connect with your significant other and kids. To get your copy, go towww.stepmomcoach.com/shop
    Taking stepmoms from Surviving to THRIVING, one STEP at a time!

  • 01:04

    Stepmom Magazine Creator, Brenda Ockun, Talks All Things Stepmother

    in Women

    Brenda Ockun is the creator and passion behind Stepmom Magazine, a leading, online resource for anyone who is married, living with or dating a partner with children.  Brenda says that her “…commitment is to bring you the most comprehensive, informative, and solution-oriented resource available, every month, in one beautifully designed package. I promise that we’ll tackle the issues you can’t talk about anywhere else. And we’ll do it with a highly qualified, hand-picked team of stepfamily experts who, like you, understand, because they’re stepmoms too.” 


    Today, we'll talk about our experiences and try to cram in as much as we can to make your life better!


    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


     


     

  • 01:03

    Family Values with Kristin Michelle talks "Families: The Bold and the Blended"

    in Self Help

    This month is all about the family. We are going inside the blended family to discuss the wins and opportunities, the joys and frustrations as well as great tips and solutions to making your blended family a smooth transition. Join me and special guests Claudette Chenevert "The Stepmom Coach" and Stacey Taylor "The Sistah Chick" as we talk openly about our own blended families. You certainly want to be with us live so set your alarms!

  • 02:06

    That's Novel Interviews Authors S.L. Jennings and Mandi Beck

    in Books

    S.L. Jennings is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance, reality TV junkie, obsessive coffee drinker and collector of crazy.


    Find her on Amazon at: 


    http://www.amazon.com/S.L.-Jennings/e/B009YPO1WU/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1446571706&sr=8-1


     


    Mandi Beck has been an avid reader all of her life. A deep love for books always had her jotting down little stories on napkins, notebooks, and her hand. As an adult she was further submerged into the book world through book clubs and the epicness of social media. It was then that she graduated to writing her stories on her phone and then finally on a proper computer.
    A nursing student, mother to two rambunctious and somewhat rotten boys, and stepmom to two great girls away at college, she shares her time with her husband in Chicago where she was born and raised. Mandi is a diehard hockey fan and blames the Blackhawks when her deadlines are not met.
    She is currently working on the next in the series along with trying to keep up with whatever other voices are clamoring for attention in her mind.


    Find her on Amazon at: 


    http://www.amazon.com/Mandi-Beck/e/B00SJVQDDA/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1446571948&sr=8-1

  • 00:37

    Stepmom Spotlight!

    in Women

    Join Peggy and Teresa as they introduce you to Jessica Withers - their Stepmom Spotlight for January! Jessica writes book reviews for The Stepmom's Toolbox, she's attended a workshop led by Peggy and Teresa, and she's taken an online class as well. Jessica has been in the stepmom role for 3+ years and we're looking forward to spotlighting her on the our show! Would you like to be in the Stepmom Spotlight?

  • 00:13

    White Knuckling Through Your Stepmom Life

    in Women

    Do you ever think that you are just white knuckling through your life?  Sometimes, stepmoms feel that way. That's no way to live!  On today's The Evil Stepmother Speaks Radio Show we are going to examine what happens when you white knuckle your way.  And, of course, we give you tips how to relax and calm down.  Thanks for joining us.


    The Evil Stepmother Speaks is a sacred place dedicated to the stepmom.


    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


     

  • 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.

  • 00:52

    The Stepmom Coach: What is a Family?

    in Women

    On today's show, I'll be talking about what is a family. Who are the people that make up our family? Does it have anything to do with whether you live under one roof or share the same blood? 

    Hi there.  This is Claudette Chenevert, The Stepmom Coach.  Welcome to the Show that is there to help you feel more empowered and hopeful about your role as a stepmom.
    The mission of The Stepmom Coach is to provide you with education and support to those seeking to make the changes necessary to create a cohesive family.  If that’s you, then you are in the right place. 
    I look forward to sharing with you great stories and information that will transform your life and those around you.
    See you soon.
    Claudette Chenevert
    The Stepmom Coach
    www.stepmomcoach.com
    Looking for a special gift for yourself or someone important in your life? Great mini book called "Words of Hope, Inspiration and Wisdom for Stepmoms".    Get your copy here at www.stepmomcoach.com/products 

    Taking stepmoms from Surviving to THRIVING, one STEP at a time!

  • 01:30

    The Stepmom Stepback

    in Women

    Listen in as we talk about The Stepmom Step Back, or disengagment. This is an honest look at how three veteran stepmoms stepped into their step life believing that being "better than," having "superior parenting skills" and unconditional love would make life in their stepfamilies a wonderful thing. While their hearts and intentions were in the right place, they couldn't have been more wrong.
    Listen in as Peggy, Erin, and Teresa talk about their experiences with The Stepmom Step Back!