SoloMoms! Talk


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Making a Difference With Organics w/Lisa M MacKenzie

Jan. 25, 2022

Talking to Lisa M MacKenzie reminds me of the resilience and determination of moms raising children solo. Lisa founded several companies mostly to help others, after leaving her corporate job. 01:30 - How Lisa became a solo …


EDUCATION SERIES (Part 3): How to Earn a Debt-Free College Degree w/Shellee Howard

Jan. 4, 2022

Going to college is not for everyone. But when you decide that a college education is for you or your child, don’t get lost in the shuffle. Shellee Howard explains how her child graduated from Harvard debt free. Listen to l…

Guest: Shelee Howard

Bonding With Your Grandkids Through Reading w/Gramps Jeffrey

Dec. 31, 2021

As a new grandmother, I was curious to have a conversation with Gramps Jeffrey, author of I Don't Want to Turn 3. It helps that the discussion is one of my favorite pastimes: reading. Gramps encourages solo moms to use readi…

How to Lose Weight While Loving Life w/Brooke Simonson

Dec. 27, 2021

One of the biggest struggles solo moms face is managing their health. Specifically, they struggle with weight issues that can lead to massive health problems. That's the reason I interview so many experts in health and wel…

Inside Out Approach to Permanent Weight Loss w/ Coach Jon McLernon

Dec. 19, 2021

Jon McLernon is a Certified Health Coach that teaches his clients an inside-out approach that helps them reverse engineer weight loss. Having successfully lost and kept off over 100 lbs, Coach Jon is deeply familiar with the…

Break Free From Milking Your Sorrows & Create a Magical Life w/Iva Paleckova

Dec. 13, 2021

In this conversation with Iva Paleckova, we talk about what happens when you make the decision to move beyond the devastation of finding yourself a solo parent. Abandonment by her child’s father didn’t make Iva give up. Ins…

Turning the Trauma of Sexual Assault Into an Opportunity to Thrive - Carrington Smith

Dec. 6, 2021

Carrington Smith is a divorced mom of two sons, an attorney, and an author. She shares her story of not only enduring sexual assault while in college but also the devastation that came with unsupportive family members. Carr…

How To Be A Brand And Not A Commodity w/DP Knudten

Dec. 1, 2021

In this interview, I chat with DP Knudten about building a personal brand. DP is the host of The Nonfiction Brand podcast and author of Nonfiction Brand. Building a personal brand takes focus and dedication. It's the best …

How to Be Resilient After Experiencing Personal Disaster w/Katie Belfi

Nov. 16, 2021

Katie Belfi is a former FEMA attorney and a Readiness & Resilience Consultant. She currently focuses on helping individuals learn how to not only prepare for disasters but also how to bounce back from those circumstances. “…

Self Love Grief

How to Help Your Children Deal With Grief w/Jenny Lisk

Nov. 9, 2021

November is National Children’s Grief Awareness Month. 1 out of every 20 children age fifteen and younger will experience the loss of one or both parents (www.childrensgriefawareness.org). I can’t imagine the statistics for…

Guest: Jenny Lisk

Create Awesome Adventures Traveling Solo in an RV w/Kathy Belge

Nov. 3, 2021

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel solo in an RV? I’ve dreamed of doing that most of my adult life. But fear held me back. In this episode I talk with Kathie Belge, host of Travels With Squeaky Podcast…

How To Be Money Mindful So You Can Become Financially Free w/Howard Dekkers

Oct. 29, 2021

Howard Dekkers helps individuals create an environment of economic scarcity so they can develop a system to become financially free. He teaches his student to become "money mindful". "It’s not how much you make but it’s wha…

Create One Habit That Can Change Your Life w/Susan Stutzel

Oct. 19, 2021

CPA, Susan Stutzel pursued perfection to the point of overwhelm and exhaustion. Being a mother, wife, and employee, made it necessary for her to make adjustments to create a more balanced life for herself. As a mindset and …

The Perfect Pandemic Distraction w/Lynn Cherry

Oct. 12, 2021

When you need a good distraction from the grind of life, take a break. Play a sport. Bond with your kids and grandkids. Even the dog can get into the fray. In this episode, I talk to Lynn Cherry, host of Pickleball Fire P…

When Your Teen "Act Out", Don't Make it About You - Dr. Cam Caswell

Oct. 5, 2021

Today's guest is Dr. Cam Caswell, Adolescent Psychologist and family success coach. We talked about teenage behavior and how we as parents interpret them. She points out how different the relationship is when you are a solo…

Your Purpose is Always With You So Focus on Your Message w/Jonathan Milligan

Sept. 29, 2021

I wanted to kick off Season 4 by bringing to you one of my favorite online mentors. Jonathan Milligan is an author, podcaster, and online business coach. His "15 Success Traits of Pro Bloggers" was of the roadmaps that got…

Their Rejection is Your Protection w/Tashondra Smith

Sept. 23, 2021

Tashondra Smith is a solo mom of 4 children and business owner. She tunnels through the mountains in her life to raise well adjusted kids who love and respect her. Tashondra also runs a business that specifically hires solo…

Create Magic By Reading With Your Kids w/Jed Doherty

Sept. 14, 2021

I recorded this episode almost a year ago. But it's still very relevant to our day to day. Jed Doherty, host of the Reading to Your Kids Podcast , talks about the benefits of reading. Reading benefits the reader. Benefits …

BONUS: Special Presentation on Cutting College Costs - Monthly Meet Up

Sept. 9, 2021

A short bonus episode in addition to my upcoming interview with Tashondra Smith. What my son says about connecting with your neighbor. Join us on our next Connect Monthly Meet Up for a special presentation by Bonnie Burkett …

Two Divorce, One Ex - Amanda Carrasco

Aug. 31, 2021

Amanda Carrasco is a solo mom, law student, business owner, and volunteer. Phew! She married her now ex-husband twice. Unfortunately, it didn't work the second time either. But Amanda has decided to live in the moment, enj…

Surviving Domestic Violence w/Donna Wayles

Aug. 24, 2021

"Husbands love your wives just as Christ loves the Church and gave His life for her..." "...In this same way husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies." (Ephesians 5:25) In this episode, Donna Wayles, author and…

BONUS: How to Become a Better Person in Your Relationships

Aug. 18, 2021

To be better in our relationship with others, we may need to look at the person in the mirror. Some self-healing and self-reflection helped me recognized the mistakes I made about relationships I've had. This bonus episode …


How to Spot a Chameleon Before They Hijack Your Life - Dr. Roberta Shaler

Aug. 12, 2021

When you need help with your current or past relationship, Dr. Roberta Shaler may be just the person to talk to. Dr. Shaler will coach you on how to handle "hijackals" as well as how to spot a chameleon. Very interesting co…

BONUS: Tips to Create a Better Relationship With Your Teen

Aug. 10, 2021

I like to reflect on aspects of interviews that resonate with me. Sometimes I've had similar experiences as my guests. When that's the case I want to explore those ideas. In this bonus episode I talk about tips to create b…