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Season 3

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 …

Relationships

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…

Power Tools to Create Healthy Connections With Your Teen - Dr. Lisa Bravo

Aug. 4, 2021

Struggling to understand your teenager? Dr. Lisa Bravo is the author of The Bravo Effect. She has used her experiences from her teenage years to create a framework based on her last name -- BRAVO. Bravo is also a psychother…

BONUS: 5 Things to Consider When Facing Family Court

July 30, 2021

While listening to Cassandra Spencer's story, these 5 things resonated with me and inspired this bonus episode. *Considerations: Keep record of everything Get professional help Remember it's about the kids Don't be afraid to…

Losing Custody After Family Court w/Cassandra Spencer

July 21, 2021

After listening to Cassandra's story, I started writing letters to my sons. This is the story of a solo mom's struggle with the family court system and the loss of custody of her daughter. "When kids end up in the system, ve…

Moving Abroad: A Path to Purpose w/Queen D. Michele

July 13, 2021

Queen D. Michele talks about her life after divorce, being an empty nester, and living in Jalisco, Mexico on today's episode. She explains how living on a small pension and hustling to make up her budget shortfall after reti…

Managing Your Child's Substance Use Disorder w/Richard Capriola

July 7, 2021

Teen addiction is on the rise. Today's guest Richard Capriola, former substance abuse counselor is the author of The Addicted Teen: A Parent's Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse. He clears up some misconceptions about subst…

Mothering Solo Like a Boss - Dana Malstaff

June 29, 2021

I was elated to sit down and talk with Boss Mom, Dana Malstaff recently. Dana has built a successful business around mothers as entrepreneurs. She teaches moms how to nurture a business while nurturing their families. This…

Parenting Other People's Children with Debbie Ausburn

June 15, 2021

" Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him". ( Psalm 127:3) Before today's guest even started having her own children she saw the need to wrap her arms around other peoples' gifts. As a social worker, De…

Women Supporting Women w/Jessica Dawn Russell

June 8, 2021

On today's episode I talked with Jessica Dawn Russell, Entrepreneur and Mentor to Women. We discussed our relationship with each other as women as well as the relationship we have with our moms. Jessica grew up with the ide…

Empty Nest Over 50: Your Adult Kids Still Need You

May 27, 2021

If you dread being an empty nester, take heart they will still need you. Just not in the same way. Today's solo episode discuss ways we can be there for our kids, even when the nest is empty. Also grab a copy of my free eboo…

Her 3D's of Losses: Divorce, Death & Disability with Michaela Cox

May 25, 2021

"You may not choose your circumstances but you do get to choose how you deal with your given circumstances" ~~ Michaela Cox Michaela Cox is a widowed solo mom who is also the author of multiple books. Cox has risen from chal…

Persevering Through Trauma - Byrdy Lynn

April 20, 2021

If you stuff enough bad experiences in the closet of your mind, sooner or later stuff will overflow. They will start to drip out as harmful emotions that drive you to make poor decisions. Byrdy Lynn's used her anger in a de…

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…