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Empty Nest Over 50: The 3 M's of Success - Part 2

April 11, 2021

On this episode, I talk about the 3 M's of being an empty nester over 50 after mothering solo. Takeaways: our mindset has to change Since there's no spouse to connect with or focus on you now have find ways to focus on your …

From Teen Mom to Advocate - Estefeny Mendez

April 5, 2021

How does a mom dealing with the consequences of her past decisions, postpartum depression, and domestic violence find the time to focus on earning a college degree? How does she even develop a mindset to dream about helping …

Empty Nest Over 50 - Part I

April 1, 2021

I recently became an empty nester. It's the beginning of a new journey for me. I wanted to share briefly what I'm up to during this transition. Although it wasn't a surprise for me, it still takes getting used to. Not havin…

You Can Rewrite Your Story - Melisa Cameron

March 30, 2021

One way to avoid repeating your past is to raise your standards. Melisa Cameron thought she would escape repeating her family history but ended where she hadn't planned to be. But she did the work on herself. She learned th…

SoloMoms! Talk: Where Our Stories Connect

March 25, 2021

LIMITED TIME OFFER: Free copy of The Solo Mom Manifesto eBook This special solo episode explains my vision for SoloMoms! Talk podcast. In addition to the regular weekly interview, a second solo episode will be published wee…

Force Yourself to Keep a Vision for Your Life - Evette Davis

March 17, 2021

Evette Davis shares her journey after divorce and raising her children solo. She talked about: Being unemployed with three kids and no support Feeling alone with only God as her friend Recognizing that wallowing in self-pit…

Today, you are in Purpose - Lola Tomorrow

March 2, 2021

It's my joy to bring this inspiring interview to you. Lola Tomorrow is a woman who lives her faith by being obedient to the voice of God. Takeaways: you don't find purpose; purpose already exist your very existence today in…

Spreading Messages of Positivity - Linda P Thompson

Feb. 16, 2021

Linda P Thompson is a speaker and author. But she's so much more. I admire her kind and gentle spirit. Her words spread a message of peace and generosity. Her quote for today: Don't make a permanent decision based on temp…

BONUS: Love After Mothering Solo - A Valentines Day Special

Feb. 14, 2021

On this special Valentines Day episode, I speak with former podcast guests, Ayami Hiroshighe and Naomi Mamyie. Both former solo moms have found love after mothering solo. You will also hear from Brainz Magazine Honoree, Aut…

Changing Zip Codes with Carol Stratton

Feb. 9, 2021

Carol Stratton has moved 22 times with her family. She has learned that moving often can be challenging. However, she believes that making connections soon after you move into your new home can help you settle into your ne…

Health & Wellness Addiction Childhood Addiction

Dealing With Your Child's Addiction - Heather Ross

Jan. 29, 2021

Heather Ross is a solo mom of a child who struggled with addiction. She also coaches moms on how to deal with addiction in themselves and their children. She reminds us that: addiction affects the entire family it doesn't on…

Guest: Heather Ross

How to Use Your Cycle to Practice Self Care - Dorit Palvanov

Jan. 25, 2021

Dorit Palvanov is a married mom of three daughters who found a solution to being tired and worn out during her cycle. She discovered that: women have 4 cycles not two when you feel weak and worn out is not the time to doubl…

Weaving Stories Where Children Learn in Pods - Geraldine Schmid

Jan. 19, 2021

Gerald Schmid is a solo mom who encourages children to develop leadership and communication skills by working in teams on Pods she creates. Through her Story Weaver platform she's on the cutting edge of a changing education …

This Solo Mom Leveled up Even During Pandemic - Diji Shujahi

Jan. 11, 2021

It doesn't matter if you are married if dad's not engaged in co-parenting and providing for his family. Diji Shujahi shares her story of raising her two daughters, creating multiple careers, and "leveling up even in the mid…

New Mommy After 40 - Kelly Hopkins

Jan. 4, 2021

At the age of 40, Kelly Hopkins realized that life was not working the way she imagined it. But she didn't let the end of a committed relationship stop her from having children. She fulfilled a life long desire to adopt. She…

Bullying Part 2 - Help Kids Gain Confidence - Simon Benn

Dec. 29, 2020

In Part 2 of Bullying, I continue the conversation with Simon about how resilient children are. He discusses his process in helping kids to understand and determine what being bullied means to them. Through his work, Simon h…

BONUS: Successful Goal Setting Principles

Dec. 21, 2020

At the end of each year you make a decision to set your New Year's resolution. But that is a failed experiment. This is evident from studies done that shows only 7% of Americans are successful in achieving their New Year's r…

Bullying Part 1 - It's Not You It's Them - Simon Benn

Dec. 16, 2020

Bullying is prevalent in all areas of life. It starts with school children and can be very painful for the victims. Bullying also takes place at work and in cyberspace. It all adds up to the same thing. One human being abusi…

Solo Mom Stories

He Kidnapped the Kids and Took Them to Another Country - Lizbeth Meredith

Dec. 10, 2020

Solo moms do not always choose to raise children solo. But we are great at making lemonade with the lemons life hands us. Lizbeth Meredith shares her story of enduring domestic abuse. She also suffered in anguish when her ex…

Solo Mom Stories Purpose & Entrepreneurship

He's Serving Overseas. She's Serving at Home - Doris Brandford

Nov. 30, 2020

Do you ever wonder what’s happening to a service member’s family while they are overseas? Who’s taking care of their children, for instance? In today's episode, I talk to Doris Branford who is an army wife. That means this y…

Teaching Solo Moms to Fish - Susanne "Sanni" Rosebrock

Nov. 17, 2020

Susanne "Sanni" Rosebrock heads the Moms and Mentors program at 1UP Victoria. 1UP Victoria provides resources such as counseling, workshops, and much more to single parents. Sometimes organization struggle to provide basic c…

Solo Mom Stories

Don't Let Your Past Define Your Present or Future - Jacque Murrell (LadyJ)

Nov. 11, 2020

I'm not surprised that solo moms are busting the myths that have surrounded single motherhood. LadyJ is one of those moms who has not allowed childhood abuse or bad marriages to define her. Still, we need to remember to take…

BONUS: Fix What's Broken

Nov. 9, 2020

To become a better person, you have to become whole. Becoming whole means getting help to heal from the traumas of childhood. Or even the last relationship. Healing and fixing brokenness helps us become better parents. And h…

Education for a New Age - Lindsey Wander

Nov. 3, 2020

Now that most children are distance learning, parents are tasked with finding innovative ways to accommodate their experiences. It is an excellent opportunity to incorporate teachable moments in their daily lives. These mome…