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Season 4

Parent/Child Relationship

Using Martials Arts to Raise 4 Diminensional Kids w/Tim McCarthy

Feb. 28, 2022

Tim McCarthy is a former educator and martial arts expert. He's also the author of Raising 4 Dimensional Children in a 2 Dimensional World: The owner's manual for parents that you didn't get with your child. His goal is to h…

Guest: Tim McCarthy
Health & Wellness

How to Heal Your Hunger and Stop Food Addiction w/Tricia Nelson

Feb. 25, 2022

Tricia Nelson is a Heal Your Hunger Emotional Healing Expert. She uses her experience with food addiction to help others get a better relationship with food. Tricia explains what causes emotional eating and what food addicti…

Guest: Tricia Nelson
Purpose & Entrepreneurship

You Too Can Rise From the Ashes Like a Phoenix w/Thola Bennie

Feb. 24, 2022

Thola Bennie is a divorced mom of two daughters. She hosts Phoenix Rising Podcast which she started as she rose from the ashes of her own life. She also coaches other rising phoenixes helping them create the life they desire…

Guest: Thola Bennie
Health & Wellness

Create a Divine Approach to Whole Life Wellness w/Kelli Callabrese

Feb. 23, 2022

After 24 years of marriage and two kids, Kelli Callabrese's husband left. But Kelli found a way to work through the loss of her relationship while helping her kids grieve. Kelli reinvented herself by moving across the countr…

Reading Self-Development

Best Tips to Help Boys Learn to Love Reading w/Danny Brassell

Feb. 22, 2022

America's Reading Ambassador, Danny Brassell gave me an exciting interview in this episode. It was fun because Danny is as excited about reading as I am. He's the author of several books about reading and leadership. Main ta…

Parent/Child Relationship

What Moms Raising Boys Without Their Dads Need to Know w/ Dr. Leslie Pledger

Feb. 21, 2022

Dr. Leslie Pledger helps moms raising sons navigate their relationships. She also works to encourage absent dads to get involved in parenting their sons. In this episode, we discuss her work in the school system as well …

Health & Wellness Purpose & Entrepreneurship Self Love

How Female Entrepreneurs Can Avoid Burnout w/Maggie Perotin

Feb. 20, 2022

Maggie Perotin was raised by a solo mom and is currently living in a blended family. Maggie helps women become high-performing leaders of their businesses. She gives them strategies to avoid hassle and overwhelm while stra…

Money & Finance

How to Stop the Cycle of Bad Money Habits & Bad Credit w/Al Jones

Feb. 14, 2022

19 4 Bad credit makes you look bad. It can also cause you to spend more money than you can realistically afford. But bad credit can cost you so much more. Higher costs of insurance and missing out on your ideal job are perfe…

Guest: Al Jones
Self Love Spirituality

BONUS: 3 Action Steps on How To Embrace Self Love

Feb. 8, 2022

Some of the many reasons we struggle as solo moms can be traced back to how we love ourselves. In Part 1 of the series: Why Solo Moms Struggle, I talk about my 3 tips to embrace self-love. Takeaways: See yourself as God sees…

Health & Wellness Purpose & Entrepreneurship

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

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 Approch 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…