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Season 2

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…

Winning the Race Against Breast Cancer - Fitz Koehler

Oct. 27, 2020

According to the CDC, breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women. Fitness instructor and race announcer, Fitz Koehler describes her fight against this devastating disease. She was diagnosed only weeks after g…

Strengthening Your Moving Potential – Dr. Meghan Braun

Oct. 20, 2020

Busy moms do not have to skip exercise or neglect physical injuries. Dr. Meghan Braun, PT share her tips on how you can fit exercise into your schedule. She also reveals strategies that can help you heal when you are injured…

Listen to Your Heart. Not the Naysayers - Naomi Mamiye

Oct. 10, 2020

Naomi Mamiye designs hospitals, hotels, nursing facilities, drug rehab centers, corporate offices, and investment properties across the U.S Yes, this solo mom of 4, against odds is a successful designer. Despite being laughe…

Discover What You Love - Sheila Stone

Oct. 7, 2020

This solo mom did not grab a rocking chair after her kids flew the nest. As an empty nester Sheila went back to school sometimes taking the same classes as her son. She talks about her experience going back to school and gra…

EDUCATION SERIES (Part 2): How to Earn a College Degree for Less - Bonnie Burkett

Sept. 29, 2020

Studies show that college graduates earn more on average than high school graduates. But how do you get a college degree without putting yourself into a financial sinkhole? This week's SoloMoms! Talk podcast guest, Bonnie B…

Do it Anyway

Sept. 28, 2020

Every now and then I like to record my thoughts instead of writing a blog post. I hope my message resonates with you. How often do you allow your fears or other people to distract you from your goals? If you are not doing …

EDUCATION SERIES (Part 1): Raising Superheroes - Kelly Radi

Sept. 22, 2020

Author, speaker, and mom of two adult daughters, Kelly Radi sat down with me to talk about raising teenagers. In the first of this Education Series, Radi also reiterates that we should use the college application process as…

Fix What's Broken So You Can Create Amazing and Enviable Relationships - Roman Mironov

Sept. 17, 2020

Relationships take work. Loving another person can be complicated because your hearts and emotions are involved. But when we experience a breakup it can seem like our life is over. Experts like Roman Mironov can guide you …

Rise of a Unicorn - Alicia Johnson

Sept. 9, 2020

Alicia raised two daughters solo during the past 14 years. She sees getting married very young as a factor in becoming a solo mom. Age seems to be a running theme for a number of divorced solo moms. What can be done about y…

New Mom. New Divorcée. New Outlook - Natasha Phrsai

Sept. 1, 2020

Natasha is navigating her path as a new mom who is also newly divorced. She is embracing this new chapter in her life. One of the ways she copes is by taking care of herself by losing her baby weight. We find many ways to …

Designing Effective Co-Parenting - Eugenie Burton

Aug. 27, 2020

One of the challenges we face as solo moms is how to effectively co-parent with our ex. It goes without saying that however it's done, that the process benefits our children. Also, do you panic because you are approaching y…

Stemming Negative Generational Patterns in KC - Misty Hughes

July 14, 2020

We often are concerned that we have to maintain the negative patterns of our families. Nothing could be further from the truth. We are not our genetics. We don't have to become the person we are running away from. Today’s …

Life is Messy. So Embrace Your Struggles - Ashley Street

July 7, 2020

She mothers 5 children solo while working full time, managing a side business, and training for a spartan race. How does she do it? She tries not to get tripped up by the little things (4:10). "No matter what life throws at …

How to Achieve Optimal Health - Gunther Mueller

June 30, 2020

Optimal health can be an elusive phenomenon for the busy solo mom. I recently had the pleasure of speaking with International speaker and health coach, Gunther Mueller about that. Gunther spends a lot of his time training me…

Health & Wellness

How to Tap Into Your Spiritual Well - Murielle Fellous

May 12, 2020

Health has been at the top of everyone's mind lately. My guest today will speak to our mental and emotional health coupled with spirituality. Murielle Fellous is an intuitive life coach who is also the founder of the Single…

Married But Solo - Allison Banfield

May 5, 2020

In this episode, I have the pleasure of interviewing my friend Allison Banfield. Listen to how this married mom of two exercise love and compassion even in the face of continued betrayal. Allison and I have served together a…

Lessons Learned From Two Mice

May 4, 2020

In this bonus episode of SoloMoms! Talk, I touched on ways we react when faced with an unexpected disaster in the context of the book, Who Moved My Cheese ? by Spencer Johnson With social distancing, mass unemployment, not t…