Interview with Brenda Ockun, Stepmom Magazine Founder

January 10, 2011

stepmomcircles3In today's show I interview Brenda Ockun, a stepmom of two and the creator of the online resource Stepmom Magazine. Tune in for advice and stories from two veteran stepmothers who aren't afraid to tell it like it is!

Join the Stepmom Circles group on FaceBook to discuss the show.

Want more support? Visit Jacquelyn Fletcher's award-winning blog www.becomingastepmom.com or read her book A Career Girl's Guide to Becoming a Stepmom.

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Interview with Stepmom Author Izzy Rose

January 9, 2011

stepmomcircles3Check out my interview with Izzy Rose, stepmom blogger and author of The Package Deal. She's a formerly single girl who became a stepmom of two at the same time she got married, left her job, and moved to a new state. Talk about stress! Find out more at Izzy's blog www.stepmothersmilk.com Enjoy!

Visit Stepmom Circles host Jacquelyn Fletcher's award-winning blog at www.becomingastepmom.com for information on stepmothering, relationships, and more.

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Stepfamilies and the Law

January 9, 2011

stepmomcircles3Gals: Listen to this episode of  Stepmom Circles, my free podcast for this week's important interview. I talked with stepfamily law expert Margaret M. Mahoney. She is a lawyer, a professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh, and the author of the ONLY book about stepfamily law that I've been able to find, Stepfamilies and the Law. The book was published in 1994, but sadly not very much has changed since then. Click on the book link to see the entire book online or order a copy of it if you're looking to do more research.

Join the Stepmom Circles group on FaceBook to discuss the show.

Visit Jacquelyn Fletcher's blog at www.becomingastepmom.com for support, information, and inspiration.

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The Ex Wife

January 9, 2011

stepmomcircles3Tune in to the Stepmom Circles podcast to listen to a conversation I had with Joanie Winberg, the founder of the National Association of Divorce for Women and Children. Joanie is also the host of Single Again! Now What? Blog Talk Radio show.

She's the biological mom of two kids who are now in their 20s. She divorced their dad 14 years ago and their stepmom joined their family 7 years ago. Joanie's advice for stepmoms, dads, and biological moms will have you wishing she was your partner's ex!

I'll be a guest on Joanie's show on Wednesday, October 28th and it's live so you can call in with questions. Watch for more info on that soon or click on the link to Joanie's radio show.

Join the Stepmom Circles group on FaceBook to discuss the show!

Click the link above to listen to this show or visit HERE to browse all the Stepmom Circles podcasts.

Visit Stepmom Circles host Jacquelyn Fletcher at www.becomingastepmom.com to read her award-winning blog.

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Big-Picture Partnering for a Love that Lasts

January 9, 2011

Listen to my talk with Dr. Jan Hoistad, the author of Relationship Rescue: 10 Steps to Rescue Your Relationship. We talk about her Big-Picture Partnering approach to building a strong partnership and how it can help you build a stronger stepfamily. I love Dr. Jan's work and have often gone to her for advice for my own marriage. Enjoy!

Want to talk about today's show? Join the Stepmom Circles group on FaceBook. Visit Stepmom Circles host Jacquelyn Fletcher at www.becomingastepmom.com.

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Actress, Writer, Producer and Stepmom: Traci Dority

January 9, 2011

I had a fun conversation with Traci Dority. Traci is a stepmom of two and an adult child of divorce who grew up with multiple stepparents because her parents both remarried several times. This is an important show for all stepmothers to listen to because you’ll get a better perspective of what is going on in the mind’s of your stepchildren.

Traci has also written a screenplay for a movie called Nuclear Families that she is also producing. Learn more about the movie and sign up to get Traci’s blog at http://nuclearfamiliesthemovie.com.

Want to talk about today’s show? Join the Stepmom Circles group on FaceBook.

Visit host Jacquelyn Fletcher's award-winning blog for more support at www.becomingastepmom.com.

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A Divorced Dad Speaks

January 9, 2011

stepmomcircles3Let's face it. We wouldn't be in the stepfamily way if not for him. In this Stepmom Circles Podcast I interview Joel Schwartzberg, the author of The 40-Year Old Version: Humoirs of a Divorced Dad. We discuss divorced dads, fatherhood, and adding a stepmom. This guy has it right, ladies. He knows how to set his wife up for success with his kids! Check it out. And if you want to discuss today’s show join the Stepmom Circles group on FaceBook or comment here.

Visit host Jacquelyn Fletcher's award-winning blog at www.becomingastepmom.com.

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The Smart Stepmom

January 9, 2011

stepmomcircles3In this episode of the Stepmom Circles Podcast I have a conversation with Ron Deal and Laura Petherbridge, the authors of The Smart Stepmom, a wonderful christian-based resource for stepmothers that is filled with practical information that can help your stepfamily thrive. The book includes prayers for stepmoms as well as research-based strategies for new stepmoms. During our talk we discuss disengaged dads, how to deal with ex wives, and the realities of stepfamily life. The two chapters in their book directed just at Dads are worth their weight in gold.

Need more support or information? Visit host Jacquelyn Fletcher's award-winning blog at www.becomingastepmom.com.

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The Happy Stepmom

January 8, 2011

Listen to this week’s Stepmom Circles Podcast in which I chat with Dr. Rachelle Katz. Dr. Katz is the author of a new book for stepmothers, The Happy Stepmom. We discuss some of the common challenges of stepmotherhood along with concrete action items you can take home and use with your family. Find out more about Dr. Katz at www.stepsforstepmothers.com.

Want to talk about today’s show? Join the Stepmom Circles group on FaceBook.

Visit host Jacquelyn Fletcher's award-winning blog at www.becomingastepmom.com.

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A Grown Up Child of Divorce

January 8, 2011

After stumbling across Carolyn Grona’s awesome blog The Grown Up Child, I knew I had to interview her for my Stepmom Circles Podcast. Carolyn and I are both children of divorce and we talk about what it was like to be from two homes. Carolyn has created an online space for adult children of divorce where they can articulate how divorce and subsequent remarriages have impacted their lives. In this episode Carolyn shares her tips for divorced parents and stepparents about how we can make our stepchildren and children’s lives a little easier. We talk about Dads, Moms, Stepparents, Half-Siblings, and what happens when a kid has too much power.

This is an important podcast, gals. I hope you’ll check it out. And once you’ve listened, join us on FaceBook in my Stepmom Circles group to discuss your thoughts or leave a comment.

Visit Jacquelyn Fletcher's award-winning blog at www.becomingastepmom.com to read more about stepmothering, remarriage, stepchildren, and more.

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