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111. Step-couple triggers with Dr. Jessica Higgins
Dr. Jessica Higgins is the host of the Empowered Relationship Podcast, check it out here: https://drjessicahiggins.com/podcasts/
Dr. Jessica has a free resource available called "Shifting Criticism for Connected Communication" which you can access right here: https://drjessicahiggins.com/shifting-criticism-for-connected-communication
Tracy Poizner also offers dad-specific advice for parenting through and around parental alienation and other problems of post-divorce family life via the UnDeletable Dad podcast:
You can find a range of courses and programs at https://undeletabledad.com
Reach out to Tracy with comments or questions any time at email@example.com
110. The Magical Apology
If your partner is struggling to connect, or to re-connect with an alienated teenager, make sure he registers for LIONTAMER, my new 6-week intensive for dads. He'll learn to deftly guide his wandering teen back into their natural state of loving attachment and loyalty to him.
Here's the link: https://essential-training.thrivecart.com/liontamer/
You can also learn more by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
109. Nail your timing.
OK, this is a bit of a weird episode - it's actually the audio from a livestream video I did in my Spectacular Stepmom Facebook group. I'm talking about how to get better at knowing exactly when to say your peace and when to hold back - when to act and when to wait. This is all about the shadow and power archetypes, and about the real difference between logic and magic.
I offer a unique style of coaching for couples where you work with me individually on alternating weeks. Email me for more information at email@example.com
108. This is the end of Parental Alienation.
Legacy Mastermind is exclusively for the divorced dad who feels helpless against the ongoing high-conflict that's drawing his children away from him. In this program he will be coded to strike the tone of fatherhood and develop the magnetic quality that will draw his kids back into his orbit and keep them there forever. It starts this week, Feb. 17th. There's still time to join - apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
107 You're not crazy - magic is real.
Join my Facebook group, The Spectacular Stepmom!
You can reach me any time at email@example.com.
Don't forget to check out the UnDeletable Dad podcast too!
Here's a little free advice for you: 3 SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL STEPMOMS!
106 It smells like home!
Just two more days left to register! Restorative Parenting for Divorced Dads begins Wednesday November 2.
By Christmas, you could become that dad who knows the trick to following through on what he says without using heavy-handed parenting tactics, how to get rules made that your kids will actually follow (it's true!) and to make sure that your kids really feel safe, loved and seen with you, no matter what they hear from their mom!
Go to bit.ly/dadcodes to register. Upgrade to the VIP package for unlimited 1:1 support from me over Voxer - I'll personally walk you through all the implementation so you don't fall through the cracks!
105 The Alienated Stepmom
Want to learn how to get through to kids who are being brainwashed about you? Sign up for my FREE 3-part workshop October 27-29, 2021 called Reversing Parental Alienation.
Go to bit.ly/alienationstrategy to register and don't forget to join the private Facebook group just for this event!
You can always reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Limited 1:1 coaching spots are still available.
Welcome to Episode 1 of the Undeletable Dad Podcast!
You can find it on Anchor.fm/undeletabledad and very soon it will be found on all your favorite platforms.
Here's the link to sign up for Restorative Parenting:
You can reach me at email@example.com
ESP 103 Nacho Role-play with Lori Sims (part 3)
ESP 102: Nacho Role-play with Lori Sims (Part 2)
"I thought David was a pretty good parent - until we got married!"
Here's a link to the episode with Lori's husband David: https://anchor.fm/essentialstepmom/episodes/ESP-6-3-David-Sims---Pulling-it-out-of-the-fire-elkg5g
I do a livestream video every Monday in my Facebook group The Spectacular Stepmom. Tomorrow's session (Monday Sept 13) at 1pm EDT is called Bouncing Back From Stepmom Burnout - Before It's Too Late. Join the group by sending a join request to facebook.com/groups/thespectacularstepmom or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for a link to the replay.
Sign up for the Ultimate Stepfamily Summit at bit.ly/tracysummit. It's FREE!
ESP 101: "Nacho" role-play with Lori Sims (part one)
It's a Nacho Role-play with Lori Sims, the original Nacho Mama! You can learn more at nachokids.com.
Sign up for the Ultimate Stepfamily Summit (Sept 15-17) at bit.ly/tracysummit
Would you be so kind as to pop over to Apple podcasts and leave a quick review? If you screenshot it and send it to me at email@example.com, you can win a 60 minute coaching with me!
ESP 11.3 EPISODE 100! Part 3 of my chat with Seth Nelson about what really matters.
Here are some highlights of today's conversation with Seth Nelson:
1:10 - when Seth got divorced, the law required one parent was named the primary residential, the other was secondary. In the end, it’s all about your ego, it’s just a label.
5:25 - On frequency of visits, it's often better to have more visits for a shorter time, especially for younger kids.
7:25 - 95% of the time you have with your child is before they’re 18!
You can find Seth's podcast at How To Split A Toaster - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-split-a-toaster-a-divorce-podcast-about/id1527497405 and his website is https://nelsonkoster.com
Register now for the Ultimate Stepfamily Summit at bit.ly/tracysummit
ESP 11.2 Attorney Seth Nelson: Should you settle for 60/40?
This is part 2 of my 3-part conversation with Florida-based family law attorney Seth Nelson. Listen at 2:20 to hear Seth describe the the 3 worlds in which he lives as a divorce attorney, at 5:25 to learn about the many categories that courts consider (Factors A, B, C....all the way to Factor T!) and 10:10 to hear his take on why 60/40 might be better for you, even if you're getting the short end of the stick.
Seth's podcast is How To Split A Toaster - you can find it here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-split-a-toaster-a-divorce-podcast-about/id1527497405
His website is https://nelsonkoster.com/
Sign up for the Ultimate Stepfamily Summit at https://bit.ly/tracysummit
This is episode 99 of the Essential Stepmom podcast! In honour of reaching our 100th episode tomorrow, I'm hosting a contest! Give this podcast a review on Apple podcasts and win a chance for a free 60-minute coaching with me - alone, or with your partner! Just find us on Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/essential-stepmom-podcast/id1466706524, write a brief review, screenshot it and email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Can't wait to see yours there!
ESP 11.1 Divorce Attorney Seth Nelson
"Live your life, not your divorce!"
Seth's podcast is called "How To Split A Toaster: A divorce podcast about saving your relationships". Here's a link to the show on Apple podcasts:
You can contact Seth's office in Tampa, Florida via his website, https://nelsonkoster.com
Sign up for The Ultimate Stepmfamily Summit with my link to get my special registration bonus, access to over 50 of my stepmom video tutorials!
Click here: https://bit.ly/tracysummit
My gift is crafting ingenious parenting/custody/life strategies for the divorced dad. Contact me at email@example.com for more information about my comprehensive 6-month 1:1 Undeletable Dad coaching offer.
ESP 10.6 Anna De Acosta in conversation
Visit Anna's website at https://annadeacosta.com.
The Ultimate Stepfamily Summit is happening from September 15-17. It's FREE! Sign up now at bit.ly/tracysummit to get my special bonus offer of lifetime access to my library of over 50 Livestream stepmom tutorial videos! You'll never be at a loss for something to listen to again!
ESP 10.5 The Loyalty Bind, and what to do about it.
This episode has been pulled from a live video I did a while back into my two Facebook groups - The Spectacular Stepmom and One For The Dads. If you'd like to belong to a positive, bash-free community, I invite you to join us there. Just send a join request to either group. With apologies for the gendered group names, same sex families are very welcome in both places.
To register for the Ultimate Stepfamily Summit coming up from Sept 15-17, use this link to qualify for my special bonus!
If you'd like to apply for Undeletable Dad, my 6-month 1:1 coaching program for divorced dads, send a message to my private email address - firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
ESP 10.4 What your therapist doesn't 'get' about your family.
Does my advice on stepfamily life conflict with what you're hearing from your counsellor or therapist? I'm not surprised, LOL! That's because they're not trained in the area of step-families and they still believe that all families follow the same kind of natural law.
Family Constellation Therapy was created by Bert Hellinger. My favourite book on this topic is by Jakob Schneider - it seems to be out of print but the Kindle edition is available here:
Reach out to me for a link to watch my video on some specifics of how to start making a new family. You can reach me at email@example.com or just click on this link to watch:
I'd love to chat with you about my 1:1 coaching for dads. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my calendar to book a call at bit.ly/CALLTRACY
ESP 10.3 Boundaries: The Bricks and Mortar Edition.
Want to know more about exactly how to make those boundaries you wish you had? Here are my top 5 tools for making better boundaries with your ex, your kids, even your spouse.
I love hearing from you - let me know what you think about this, or just reach out to me any time at email@example.com
If you're a divorced dad wanting to rescue your relationship with your kids, or to learn how to parent in this upside-down family dynamic where the kids have way too much power, or to be ready to totally slay any attempt to reduce your custody or visitation, or to protect your personal finances from being shredded over the next 10-15 years, talk to me about my 6-month 1:1 coaching experience for dads. It's a significant investment, but your ROI will be absolutely spectacular! Set up a complimentary chat at bit.ly/CALLTRACY
ESP 10.2 Why don't you have better boundaries?
Everything comes down to boundaries. I'll break this apart and show you why yours aren't doing the job.
Do you know a divorced dad who wants to protect his relationship with his kids and maximize his ability to raise them the way he wants? Maybe he'd also like to keep his finances from getting shredded over the long haul of a high conflict "co-parenting" environment? Invite him to book a time on my calendar at bit.ly/CALLTRACY and we can talk about my 6-month comprehensive 1:1 coaching offer for Undeletable Dads!
ESP 10.1 Raising a step child on the Autism Spectrum with Dr. Sonia Cann-Milland
You can contact Dr. Sonia via her webiste, http://renewedbeliefs.com
Her research paper about autism and stepfamilies can be accessed via Google Scholar or with this link:
You can reach me on my private email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your husband/boyfriend/partner is looking for help to get his high-conflict custody or parenting situation under control, he might be interested in my premium 6-month coaching offer that includes 1:1 sessions, unlimited Voxer support and my signature tool for establishing himself as an engaged and competent parent before the courts. Set up a no-obligation call to learn more and see if we'd be a good fit to tackle this project together! http://bit.ly/CALLTRACY
ESP 9.9 Peter Maestrey exposes the unspoken rule
This is part two of my conversation with filmmaker Peter Maestrey about his journey through and past divorce. He shares how he dealt with other people telling him how to feel about his divorce and how he got on with creating the life he's always wanted.
Peter's podcast is called Divorce - The First Six Months and you can find it through his website, https://divorcethefirstsix.
You can reach me on my private email info@essentialstepmom or email@example.com.
Coaching is available for stepmoms, and dads can access my exclusive 6-month parenting strategy program, Undeletable Dad.
Call me to learn more: bit.ly/CALLTRACY
ESP 9.8 Peter Maestrey on Divorce - The First Six Months
Peter Maestrey is an award-winning filmmaker and producer. He's also the host of a podcast called Divorce - The First Six Months. You can find him at divorcethefirstsix.com
The Visible Man Discord is open to men and women who want to have spontaneous, respectful, private conversations about how to recover and move on from the really big shit. There's also a pretty good poker game and some fantasy football, I'm told! Go to bit.ly/visiblemandiscord
You can reach me any time on my personal and private email firstname.lastname@example.org, or at email@example.com.
I offer individual coaching for stepmoms, and a 6-month in-depth program for dads covering parenting strategy as well as custody planning and protection of financial resources. Learn more at undeletabledad.com
ESP 9.7 Reconciled - the book tour!
Bobbi Brooks Wilcox is the Founder of Blended Families United, a published author, is
registered as an Unlicensed Psychotherapist in the state of Colorado, a coach, and an ordained
minister. She offers online spiritual counseling and blended family coaching services, programs,
and resources to stepcouples to help them heal, transform, and strengthen their
marriage/remarriage and relationships so they will THRIVE and not just survive.
To get 3 free chapters from her book, go to http://bit.ly/tracy-booktoursignup
To connect with Tracy, email her private inbox at firstname.lastname@example.org
For dads, message email@example.com
ESP 9.6 Greg Menendez on how the mind works
Greg Menendez teaches people how the mind works - and then, they never look back! Greg can be found at likeneverbefore.co.nz
I have a Facebook community for stepmoms where I'd be glad to see you - join The Spectacular Stepmom by sending a join request to facebook.com/groups/thespectacularstepmom
If you're a dad, you can connect with me in 3 ways:
1. My private Facebook group is called One For The Dads - send a join request to facebook.com/groups/oneforthedads
2. I'm on the private and anonymous Discord server at VisibleMan - use this link to join: https://discord.gg/vf9NTJ9TPz
3. I send weekly messages to my email community and I'd be glad to include you. Message me at firstname.lastname@example.org
ESP 9.5 Jeff Hoffman and Jack Rollins: Visible Man, the Discord Server
"People sign up - we don't know who they are unless they tell us."
Jeff Hoffman and Jack Rollins invite you to join their anonymous "Visible Man" Discord server with this link:
Men and women are welcome! Men will be subsequently enrolled in a private men-only room by voice verification.
If you'd like to experience coaching first-hand, schedule a free session with me any time by popping into my calendar and grabbing the open spot that suits your schedule:
I'll set aside some time for you to help you untangle your big hairball of a situation. If you'd like to continue to work together after that, we can discuss how I can best serve your unique circumstances.
ESP 9.4 "High Conflict" by Amanda Ripley
You can buy High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out from Barnes and Noble with this link:
Learn more about your listening style from oscartrimboli.com
Work with me 1:1 to create your perfect parenting strategy and I'll help you implement it in real time, in your home. Reach out for a phone call to learn more:
ESP 9.3 The Archives of Essential Stepmom Podcast
Sorry for my podcast fail this week, but join me reading Amanda Ripley's High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out. Here's a link to order from Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/high-conflict-amanda-ripley/1137938562
If you're ready to address your deepest stepmom anxieties, or get to work on overcoming that post-divorce "parenting paralysis" that seems to strike even the most professionally successful dad, give me a shout about working together 1:1. You can book a free call with me at bit.ly/CALLTRACY
Here are the episodes I suggested from our archives:
9.1 Expectations vs Agreements
8.1 The Teenage stepdaughter with Mary Kelly
7.5, 7.6 Up-leveling as a dad with Rich Bolus of The Dad Mindset podcast
6.5, 6.6 Trystan Reese author of How We Do Family
5.5 Kate Anthony - first wife forever syndrome
4.4 Me: How do you bond with a kid who wants nothing to do with you
3.10 Me: Evil Stepmom archetype
3.6 Me: Unbrainwashing your alienated child
2.9 Me: Disengaging for Beginners
1.1 Me: Overstepping
ESP 9.2 Q: "How do I merge the best parts of myself with my stepmom role?"
ESP 9.1 Change your expectations - into agreements!
This episode is chock full of quotes from author Steve Chandler's audio lecture Expectations vs. Agreements. You can hear it for yourself here:
You can learn more about Steve and check out his books at https://stevechandler.com
If you'd like to chat with me about improving your communication with your spouse, your partner, your kids or your ex, you can book a call with me by clicking here: bit.ly/CALLTRACY or by sending me an email at email@example.com
ESP 8.7 When the ex won't play by the rules - with Jen Szeghi
Jen Szeghi is a trained psychologist, mediator and parent coordinator, and brings all that expertise to her parent coaching practice. You can connect with Jen at her website successfulparentingLLC.com
Watch for her YouTube channel coming up, The Alienator's Chess Game!
You can find me, temporarily, at firstname.lastname@example.org, at least until my Essential Stepmom website is all hooked up again.
Ready to jump on a call? I'm all ears. Sign up for a free call to experience what coaching feels like for yourself , no strings attached. If you like how I work, and I really think I can help you, we can talk next steps!
ESP 8.6 Judith Yeabsley on kids who say NO!
You can reach me at email@example.com or on Facebook at Essentialstepmom/UndeletableDad
I'd love to help you chisel up your big problem into little wee pieces and give you just the right tools to crush them into dust! Set up a free call and let me show you what that could feel like: bit.ly/CALLTRACY
ESP 8.5 Jonnie Jensen: dad, stepdad, superdad
Please go check out Team Super Dad and get more Jonnie Jensen. I feel very much aligned with his mission and how he goes about empowering dads to make all the impact they want to have on their kids while having a great work-life balance and even a great bank balance!
Want to try my new "Day Of Voxer" coaching offer? It's the newest thing! Go get Voxer from the App Store, and we can set up a day to work together - on and off- for the whole day! Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
ESP 8.4 How to find the sweet spot of stepparenting!
The show I watched and adored is called Undone. You can find it on Amazon Prime.
I'd love to hear from you! Email me at email@example.com
I'll be live on my public Facebook page, @essentialstepmom from March 22-26 with 5 days of tips for staying in contact with kids who you can't access. I'd love to see you there!
If you'd love one to one help but can't imagine carving out an hour of privacy in your hectic schedule, I'm now offering a Day of Voxer alternative! Let's hang out together for a whole day and chat over this private voice message service. No pressure, pop on and off as you have the time and attention. If that sounds interesting, email me to learn more!
ESP 8.3 Carly Israel says "Thanks, but no thanks!"
You can find Carly at carlyisrael.com and her podcast is called In Your Corner Divorce.
Her book, Seconds and Inches is available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon and Bookshop.org.
Find more information about the Nacho Kids Academy at nachokidsacademy.com/theessentialstepmom. That's the link that will let them know I sent you, so they can sponsor my work here at The Essential Stepmom too!
You can always reach out to me with your questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd be very glad to hear from your partner, too.
My Undeletable Dad program might be just the thing to get him back up onto that pedestal of fatherhood where he belongs!
Book a phone call, no strings attached, and let's see if we're a good fit! bit.ly/CALLTRACY
ESP 8.2 Nurture Burnout with Anne Cullen
Nurture burnout can happen to anyone who cares a lot about the people they live with, or work with, or share the planet with. It's especially common in stepmoms, so if you ever feeling like you're teetering on the edge of burnout, this episode is for you!
You can always reach me at email@example.com
Book a free call - no strings attached - and learn more about my Undeletable Dad system and whether it's right for you! Go to bit.ly/CALLTRACY
ESP 8.1 The teenage stepdaughter with Mary T. Kelly
Mary Kelly is probably the most experienced therapist in America for stepfamilies and their kids with over 18 years of experience dealing with this family dynamic. She's a regular contributor to Stepmom Magazine, HuffPost and other publications.
Find her at realstepfamilies.com
Her Facebook page is Real Stepfamilies, Real Solutions and she's on instagram @realstepmoms.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and say "Add me to your email list!" for my weekly messages.
Book a free call, no strings attached to ask about coaching or to learn about Undeletable Dad: bit.ly/CALLTRACY
ESP 7.8 How to Raise a Boy - with author Michael C. Reichert
There's a lot of talk about helping girls to take their power and shed limiting stereotypes, but our boys suffer from limits too. How can we stop our unconscious role-typing of boys and girls? Don't we want boys to become compassionate, sensitive, heart-centered husbands and dads?
Michael C Reichert can be found at MichaelCReichert.com and his book How To Raise A Boy: The Power of Connection to Build Good Men is available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble
Join my mailing list by sending me an email message at email@example.com. I'd love to connect with you!
Book a free call to learn about my 1:1 coaching program for dads who want to help their kids over parental alienation and get on with being a regular father again. bit.ly/CALLTRACY
If you're a social media kind of person, join my closed Facebook group, The Spectacular Stepmom and meet some really nice women you can relate to!
ESP 7.7 The Addicted Child - with author Richard Capriola
Richard Capriola has been a mental health and addictions counselor for over two decades. He's been licensed in Illinois and Texas and recently retired from Menninger Clinic in Houston where he worked as an addictions counselor for adolescents and adults diagnosed with psychiatric and substance abuse disorders. He is the author of the book "The Addicted Child: A Parent's Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse".
You can find all the information you need at his website: helptheaddictedchild.com
Send your questions on the topic of kids and substance abuse and Richard will address them on a future episode! You can send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll forward them to him.
Reach out for help with your parent-child relationships and build the kind of connection that will help immunize your child against falling into the substance trap. Let's talk about retrieving your damaged family dynamic and putting you back up on the dad pedestal where you belong! Book a free, private, no-obligation phone call by visiting bit.ly/CALLTRACY
If you're a stepmom, I'm always glad to chat with you, too! Hit the same link and let's get acquainted!
ESP 7.6 Rich Bolus part 2 "Am I robbing them of these experiences?"
Send your partner over to listen to some episodes of The Dad Mindset Podcast with Rich Bolus at TheDadMindset.com
Book a call and let's talk about whether coaching is the right kind of support for you - bit.ly/CALLTRACY
I have a free parenting guide for dads who need to make a stronger connection with their kids in a post-divorce family. Grab my RESTORATIVE PARENTING QUICKSTART GUIDE here: bit.ly/dadagain I love hearing from listeners - shoot your questions and suggestions over to email@example.com
ESP 7.5 The Dad Mindset with Rich Bolus (part 1)
Rich Bolus hosts The Dad Mindset podcast which you can find at http://thedadmindset.com
You can download my free Restorative Parenting Quickstart Guide at bit.ly/dadagain
I have two email addresses - both are super-private! Try either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Did you know I have a Facebook group for divorced dads? It's called One For The Dads - send a join request: facebook.com/groups/oneforthedads
ESP 7.4 Best-of-Essential-Stepmom, Red Flags with Lori Sims
Lori Sims is the creator of the ingenious Nacho Kids method and the Nacho Kids Academy which is saving blended families and second marriages every single day.
Check out the Nacho Kids Academy with this link and she'll send some support right back to this podcast!
Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ready to just book yourself in as a coaching client? Here's my calendar:
Book Your Coaching Appointment Here!
Is your husband/partner ready to conquer alienation through parenting mastery, mental resilience and a kick-ass system to track his brand-new parenting wins? Here's my coaching program for divorced dads: UNDELETABLE DAD
ESP 7.3 For the weary dad who feels like giving up.
Join the awesome Spectacular Stepmom group at facebook.com/groups/thespectacularstepmom
Tell your partner to send a join request to One For The Dads at facebook.com/groups/oneforthedads
Let's be pen pals! Here's an invitation to my email community where you'll get a funny or useful or heartfelt message from me once a week and you can write back to me any time you like! Send a message to email@example.com and say "Email list please!"
ESP 7.2 A bit of "woo" - from me to you.
Here's a little spirituality for the season - non denominational of course. I hope you enjoy the ESR Technique to help you chill out and turn down the volume on your Yuletide stress. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ready to just take the leap and say this time next year that coaching was the thing that actually transformed your stepfamily into a pleasant and rewarding place to live? Let's talk about what it looks like to work together . (No pressure - the call is free whether or not you decide to enroll!)
ESP 7.1 Not Just A Stepmom with Heidi Farrell
Heidi's blog can be found at notjustastepmom.com
Grab my free Restorative Parenting QuickStart Guide at bit.ly/dadagain
Would you (or your partner) share your experiences of parental alienation with me? Email me at email@example.com to set something up, or just go ahead and jump onto my calendar to book any time you see that works for you:
ESP 6.8 F_Divorce: Jack Rollins
Jack is not a dad but he's divorced and he has some valuable insights into one husband's emotional experience after a failed marriage. You can find him on instagram at @f_divorce, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fdivorce and on the F_Divorce Podcast
Join my Facebook group "One For The Dads" by sending a join request to facebook.com/groups/oneforthedads. You'll find a bunch of fellas there who will be glad to know you!
Grab my FREE Restorative Parenting Quickstart Guide here: bit.ly/dadagain
Ready to stop horsing around and stop feeling the effects of parental alienation in your family? Give me a call and let's talk about how I can guide you to resolve that problem "unconventionally", the way we did it and other families are doing it with similar success. There's no obligation to sign up but you won't know if you're right for my program unless you ask! Click the link and book a call.
ESP 6.7 The completely amazing, totally absent bio mom.
Are you sick and tired of hearing about your stepchild's fantastic mom, when you're the one showing up for the child in all the way's she's not?
Let's talk this through, and we'll talk about life coaching too - maybe you're finally ready to make a step towards letting go of the filters that are keeping you from having a better experience of stepmom life.
Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and say "I'm not sure yet, but talk to me about what coaching involves". We have to BOTH believe that I'm the right coach for you, so you won't ever be pressured. Anyway I hope you know that pressure isn't my style!
My blog is at essentialstepmom.com, my Facebook group is The Spectacular Stepmom and there's even one for the dads called One For The Dads!
ESP 6.6 Trystan Reese Part 2
Pre-order Trystan's book "How We Do Family" from Amazon, or support one of the last standing independent booksellers, Powells of Portland Oregon:
Trystan is on Facebook and Instagram @biffandi
Interested in learning tools to share with your child or stepchild to help them be resilient in the face of emotional or psychological pressure from their other parent? Join my webinar this Thursday November 19 at 7:30 pm EST:
CHILD FRIENDLY TOOLS FOR COPING WITH A TOXIC PARENT - https://training.essentialstepmom.com/child-friendly-tools/
You'll be getting life-time access to the replay and transcript so no worries if you miss the live web event!
If you'd like to know more about UNDELETABLE DAD ACADEMY, my 6-month premium coaching program to prevent parental alienation from disrupting your ability to be an effective and authentic parent to your kids, email me at email@example.com. I'll be glad to send you more information or to add you to the waitlist for next year's round of the program.
ESP 6.5 Trystan Reese shines a bright light on your secret fears (part 1 of 2)
"If I can't be like those perfect multi-household-happy-families who all get along and do Thanksgiving together, am I broken?"
I don't know about you, but I can totally relate to thinking my family should look - at least a little - like the ones on Instagram, but this guy says things out loud that I only whisper inside my own head! In part one of this 2-part interview, Trystan shares some personal truths (and profound wisdom) from his personal journey as "sudden-full-time-parent", adoptive parent and bio parent.
Trystan Reese is the author of an upcoming book called "How We Do Family" that can be pre-ordered from Powell's at:
Don't forget to check out Trystan's Facebook page, Biff and I
Register here for my 3-day Facebook event: STICK TO YOUR GUNS: A parenting bootcamp for divorced dads (and other good guys)!
ESP 6.4 Man the F_%@ Up! with Deuce Almightee
You can follow Deuce on Facebook at Deuce Almightee, and on Instagram @EHYODEUCE
His webinar is taking place on Thursday November 5th - you can sign up here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkcuiurzguE9C6bP1aHLP5GNMtA1WBO69b
You can register for my free Facebook Challenge: "Stick To Your Guns": Parenting for Divorced Dads with this link:
Connect with me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
ESP 6.3 David Sims - Pulling it out of the fire
"My expectations set her up for failure". That's what David Sims has to say about his experience of blended family life before he and his wife Lori figured out how to step back from the edge of divorce and put their marriage and family back together. They founded the Nacho Kids method and now they're saving other people's marriages and families.
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