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  • 00:31

    Stepmother Lament: Am I Competing with My Stepchildren?

    in Women

    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 thought and find a solution.


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


    You can buy the book at the site where you get a free recording of me actually teaching the first 7 chapters!
    Or, you can find us at any e-reader like AMAZON:  http://amzn.to/17VMKPE
     

  • 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.

  • 00:12

    What is the Stepmother Definition of Stupidity?

    in Women

    They say that the definition of stupidity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.  Today's quick tip challenges all of us.  If we were to be honest with ourselves, do we do the same things?  Do we avoid the hard work associated with change?  Do we want to avoid any vulnerability to our stepfamily members? Do we just want things to be the way we think it should be rather than seek to understand?  Let's talk. 


    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


     

  • 00:12

    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


     

  • 00:15

    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. 

  • 00:09

    The Greatest Father's Day Gift a Stepmother Can Give

    in Women

    What would be the greatest Father's Day gift you could give?  A tie?  A shirt? Another piece of electronics?  Nah!  The best present you can give is acknowledgement and compassion.  It's free!  Take a listen to today's call.  If you like it, download it and send the mp3 recording to your husband/partner. Who knows?  It may be the greatest gift he ever received?


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


    For blogs, freebies and one on one coaching, 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.

  • 00:24

    Stepmother Lament #4: Do I Have to Go to Everything?

    in Women

    Tell me if I'm wrong, but we've either said or thought it, "We don't want to go to that birthday party or sporting event or dance recital or holiday party...anything involving the entire extended stepfamily.  We don't want to be with the ex.  We are exhausted.  Yet, we feel guilty.  We feel as if we SHOULD go.  So, the question remains, "Do we have to go?"  That question is quickly followed by that age 'old' stepfamily query, "Should I go?"


    Let's tear it down and see what works for you. Don't you wish the answer was a simple one.  Maybe, it is. 


    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

    Why Am I So Angry? A Stepmother Lament

    in Women

    "I was never an angry person until I became a stepmom."  Have you ever felt this way?  Do you sometimes feel as if you don't recognize yourself?  Anger.  It hits all of us.  We are angry at our partners.  At the kids.  At the ex-wife.  Let's talk about it and explore some solutions, together.


    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

  • 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


     


     

  • 00:58

    Stepmother Guest, Holly Robinson, Talks about her Book, Beach Plum Island

    in Women

    As a mother and stepmother and with a blended "yours, mine and ours" family of five kids, Holly Robinson has written extensively on the topics of marriage, divorce, blended families and stepfamily dynamics. Now, she has written a novel, Beach Plum Island, with the stepfamily right in the middle of it.  The best part is that there is a family mystery that we need to discover. 


    Holly  is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, Huffington Post, Ladies' Home Journal, More, Open Salon and Parents.


    Let's talk the secrets of blending a family with Holly Robinson.


    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.


     

  • 00:13

    Every Stepmother Thinks, "I Just Want to Have Some Influence" Here's the Secret

    in Women

    Sometimes I wonder if we are all looking to make this huge impact on our families on a day to day, minute by minute basis. 24 hours a day/7 days a week.  Our measurement of accomplishment seems to be never ending.  A clean house.  Obedient children.  Control over our lives.  It’s as if we are looking to win. 


    When you truly think about it, we are looking to have influence.  In today's show, I give you the secret to having MASSIVE INFLUENCE.  This may change your life.


    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.