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Welcome to Enjoying Your Blended Family! We bring new episodes every Monday and Friday. Mondays are on hot topics in blended families and Fridays are all about fun ideas you can do with your blended family. This podcast is all about strengthening your blended family relationships and having more fun, giving you hope and encouragement so everyone is enjoying the journey together.
 
We're Mike and Kim Anderson. We set out on our blended family adventure over 20 years ago thinking it would be a cinch…but quickly found out how complicated things can be. Following a painful co-parenting battle with an Ex, we found ourselves disconnected and teetering on the brink of divorce. Then we got to work discovering how to overcome all our challenges and guide our family to thrive. If you're a stepmom or stepdad frustrated with how challenging it is to be a step-parent. Or you're a ...
 
Welcome to the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast! If you are in need of resources that deal with remarriage, step-parenting, co-parenting, preparing to blend, or divorce-proofing your marriage, we are here to serve you! Blended Kingdom Families is a step-family ministry that is committed to providing resources for individuals, families, and churches by implementing biblical foundations and practical tips. Our mission is to break the generational cycle of divorce, equip marriages, and unite bl ...
 
"Help and Hope for Families" is a broadcast whose goal is to help good marriages get better and to bring help and hope to couples who are struggling in their marriage, all from a Biblical foundation. Scott and Catherine Mercer, the directors of FamilyLife here in the Pittsburgh area, are co-hosts interviewed by Tim Tucker, who share what FamilyLife is doing in this area via the "Weekend to Remember" getaway weekends in November,at the Marriott North in Cranberry Township, as well as other re ...
 
Biblical Solutions for High Achieving Stepmoms Are you tired of all the double standards for Stepmoms? Do you find yourself searching for answers on the internet on how to deal with your exhaustion from all the bio-mama drama? Are you anxious and confused about your self-worth? Because your reality isn't matching up with your expectations and self-perception? You know, it's like you're two different women, depending on whether you're in stepmom mode. Is your biggest fear that your stepfamily ...
 
Life certainly has it's ups and downs. How you deal with those challenges is what can make you or break your relationships. Stepfamily Lifestyle Series offers personal growth and development strategies in areas concerning blended family and remarriage. Claudette Chenevert, known as the Stepmom coach provides help, advice and guidance for those seeking to improve their relationships, one STEP at a Time. Get your FREE e-book "Words of Hope, Inspiration and Wisdom for Stepmoms" at http://www.st ...
 
Beth and James Deppa have a huge passion for helping couples create this mindset. They have been working on this for over 5 years. They are doing this because they struggled in their first marriages. The desire to not make the same mistakes again, they started to learn how to do this. They have been mentored by some of the best, read books, listened to podcasts, researched online and talked with people in different fields and experiences. They sat down with each other and worked through it p ...
 
The Stepfamily Foundation, Inc., provides counseling for the stepfamily / blended family, divorce counseling, remarriage counseling and stepfamily certification seminars. The Stepfamily Foundation Inc., headquartered in New York City, is a not for profit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1975. We provide counseling in person and on the telephone worldwide. As an educational institution chartered by the State of New York the Stepfamily Foundation provides Certification Seminars for professio ...
 
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Martin Lock Step Parent/Family Coach

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Firstly thank you for listening and viewing my podcasts.Step parenting can be crazy but also rewarding.My podcasts are for all step and biological parents within a step family who may need help and advice from myself and other parents. Take what you need from each podcast and share to anyone who you feel might need and benefit from these recordings.Overtime I will be trying to cover most step family topics and inviting some fascinating guests to join me to share their stories and parenting t ...
 
When Jamie couldn't find the stepmom support and conversations she was looking for, she decided to create her own. Each week, Jamie Scrimgeour brings you real life conversations about blended family, relationships, personal development and more. With tips, strategies, mindset shifts and KICK-ASS Guests, Jamie’s goal is to inspire you to live your own version of a KICK-ASS Life while bringing you along as she creates her own.
 
The only non-stepmom, stepmom podcast! Traditional Nuclear Families, where boy meets girl, they fall in love, have 2.2 kids, a Golden Retriever, and a white picket fence, are no longer the "only" family system. In fact, it's been estimated that 1400 new stepfamilies form EVERY DAY in the United States alone! But with all the progress we've (supposedly) made in creating a fair world for more families, then why (oh WHY) are blended families/stepfamilies, LGBTQ+ families, common-law families, a ...
 
Welcome to the More Than a Stepmom Podcast, where we speaks to the woman in the role and provide you with practical tips to tap into your more so that you can sore in life. Take your step motherhood journey to the next level with When a Stepmom Prays Devotional Prayer Journal. https://bit.ly/stepmomprayerjournal
 
Thompson & Associates partners with nonprofits to provide estate planning services to their supporters. This channel is designed to share nuggets of wisdom on various topics for both nonprofit organizations and their supporters, such as planned giving and estate planning tools; fundraising for annual, major and planned gifts, etc. Be sure to check back often for new content! Please visit us on the web at www.ceplan.com.
 
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Gil and Brenda Stuart

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In order to be fulfilled in our lives and relationships, we must be willing to invest in those things that matter most to us. Many people invest years of their lives in school and training in order to practice their chosen career, knowing that in the end, it will be worth it. Your marriage is the most important asset you have. It’s all about strengthening the legacy of your family. It would be an honor to go on this journey with you. As a Counselor/Coach, Husband/Wife team we share vulnerabl ...
 
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Stepfamily Holiday Stress Got You Anxious? You're not alone, Stepmama! In today's episode, grab your journals, planners, and coffee to sit down and take some time to prepare before you find yourself entangled in the holiday frenzy that all too often can steal your joy. 5 Stepmom Strategies to Reduce Anxiety and Show Up Authentically You #1 Be curio…
 
I am excited to talk today about building your personal brand. Building a personal brand takes some contemplation on what you want to be known for and what you want to share. It can be a precursor to entrepreneurship. It allows you to build an audience, create content and find your voice. In this episode we will cover: What do you want to be known …
 
Tim Tucker, affiliate FamilyLIfe staff member here in the Pittsburgh area, interviews Scott and Catherine Mercer, part of our Pittsburgh FamilyLife team, and Tom and Pam Jones. Tom is an associate pastor and a licensed Christian counselor, and Pam is a real estate agent in the Pittsburgh area. They continue to discuss the problems facing stepfamili…
 
Resource for this Episode Episode 150: The Highs and Lows of Our Family's Holiday Experiences Suggest a Topic or Ask a Question Would you like us to discuss something specific or answer your question on the show? Let us know! We've made it easy. Just click here: https://www.mikeandkimcoaching.com/share Ready for some extra support? We all need some…
 
This week’s episode is all about navigating holiday transitions between homes. No matter what time of year, transitions can be difficult for everyone involved. We share some practical ways you and your co-parent can work together to ease the stress, anxiety, and frustration your children may be feeling so that they can have fun and experience joy d…
 
‘Tis the season to be merry. But what happens when your kids are with their other parents and not with you during the holidays? Maybe you have them only for part of the time and wished you had more time with them. This can have a way of sucking the merry right out of the holidays and give you a “Blue Christmas” as Elvis would sing. This can be chal…
 
There is no doubt that fear plays a huge role in most of our lives at some point in time. There are so many deep rooted fears about our self worth, safety, our relationships, value, money and more. This week I am chatting with Relationship expert and Author Monica Berg who believes that we should transcend fear and come to a place where you just tr…
 
We are talking about intimacy and the “S” word in this episode. It’s so important as a married couple to make sure you make this a priority in your marriage. When you do, you stay better connected with each other. When you’re better connected, you are better parents for your kids. And besides, it’s just a fun thing married couples get to do. Why no…
 
Isn't it fun to reminisce sometimes? We love spending time remembering the journey with our family. It's great to recall some of those funny moments in our history. And it's meaningful when we recount the tough seasons we've endured together as well. In celebration of our 150th episode, we thought we'd let you listen in to our family reminisce over…
 
Mo Money, Mo Problems! (ok, sorry for the Biggie reference) Money can be another factor that can suck the joy out of the holidays. The holidays can have a way of turning our lives into a money pit. This is the second part in our Enjoying the Holidays episodes. Instead of turning the whole next year into a financial recovery period, there are other …
 
For this week’s episode, we talk about the unique challenges facing blended families during the holidays. Scheduling and planning, sharing time with children, and trying to work with your ex-spouse can feel like a daunting task. We share some practical ways to navigate this season so your blended family, your children, and your ex’s family can all …
 
How many days have you gotten out of bed, and as your feet hit the floor, you're thinking of the things that you need to do and how full the day is and how there may not be enough time and the anxiety that you might be feeling over what's going on that day, especially when it has something to do with step kids???!!! Actually, all these things happe…
 
Suggest a Topic or Ask a Question Would you like us to discuss something specific or answer your question on the show? Let us know! We've made it easy. Just click here: https://www.mikeandkimcoaching.com/share Ready for some extra support? We all need some extra support along the blending journey — we're here to help. You can connect with us for a …
 
Tim Tucker, affiliate FamilyLIfe staff member here in the Pittsburgh area, interviews Scott and Catherine Mercer, part of our Pittsburgh FamilyLife team, and Tom and Pam Jones. Tom is an associate pastor and a licensed Christian counselor, and Pam is a real estate agent in the Pittsburgh area. They discuss the destructive affects gambling has on a …
 
Tim Tucker, affiliate FamilyLIfe staff member here in the Pittsburgh area, interviews Scott and Catherine Mercer, part of our Pittsburgh FamilyLife team, and Tom and Pam Jones. Tom is an associate pastor and a licensed Christian counselor, and Pam is a real estate agent in the Pittsburgh area. They discuss on this program the problems overwork can …
 
Tim Tucker, affiliate FamilyLIfe staff member here in the Pittsburgh area, interviews Scott and Catherine Mercer, part of our Pittsburgh FamilyLife team, and Tom and Pam Jones. Tom is an associate pastor and a licensed Christian counselor, and Pam is a real estate agent in the Pittsburgh area. The panel discusses many of the unique problems that st…
 
Tim Tucker, affiliate FamilyLIfe staff member here in the Pittsburgh area, interviews Scott and Catherine Mercer, part of our Pittsburgh FamilyLife team, and Tom and Pam Jones. Tom is an associate pastor and a licensed Christian counselor, and Pam is a real estate agent in the Pittsburgh area. They discuss on this program the problems overwork can …
 
Tim Tucker, affiliate FamilyLIfe staff member here in the Pittsburgh area, interviews Scott and Catherine Mercer, part of our Pittsburgh FamilyLife team, and Tom and Pam Jones. Tom is an associate pastor and a licensed Christian counselor, and Pam is a real estate agent in the Pittsburgh area. They discuss the destructive affects gambling has on a …
 
Tim Tucker, affiliate FamilyLIfe staff member here in the Pittsburgh area, interviews Scott and Catherine Mercer, part of our Pittsburgh FamilyLife team, and Tom and Pam Jones. Tom is an associate pastor and a licensed Christian counselor, and Pam is a real estate agent in the Pittsburgh area. The discussion continues on the destructive affects gam…
 
Tim Tucker, affiliate FamilyLIfe staff member here in the Pittsburgh area, interviews Scott and Catherine Mercer, part of our Pittsburgh FamilyLife team, and Tom and Pam Jones. Tom is an associate pastor and a licensed Christian counselor, and Pam is a real estate agent in the Pittsburgh area. Trust in a marriage relationship can be broken by unfai…
 
Tim Tucker, affiliate FamilyLIfe staff member here in the Pittsburgh area, interviews Scott and Catherine Mercer, part of our Pittsburgh FamilyLife team, and Tom and Pam Jones. Tom is an associate pastor and a licensed Christian counselor, and Pam is a real estate agent in the Pittsburgh area. Trust in a marriage relationship can be broken by unfai…
 
We are entering into the holiday season. This is the first episode out of three that we are focusing on keeping our joy throughout the holidays. It is so easy to let the busyness of the holidays and the stress steal our joy. We talk about real expectations in this episode. It’s easy to have high expectations or even false expectations for our blend…
 
Darren and I are sitting down to do a little Q+A on how we are navigating the holidays. We also dive into how we are doing things this year now that the kids are older and how we have done things up until this point. In this episode: The importance of a detailed schedule for co-parenting over the holidays Having an ours baby and keeping it fair Nav…
 
In this week’s episode, we talk about creating traditions for our blended family. Blending can be challenging, especially when holidays are involved. Creating new holiday traditions can help family members bond with one another and feel more connected. Want to join the Blended Kingdom Families Community? Connect with us: https://linktr.ee/blendedki…
 
Backyard games that can be played in the front yard, side yard, or any yard, it just sounds more appropriate to call them backyard games. We talk about 9 outside games that you can use over the holidays with your family that will create some fun and laughs. Use these to pull everyone off the couch and get them out of their rooms so you can grow you…
 
Discerning God's will in a noisy world requires intentionality. Especially right now, as the holiday seasons gears up, it's time for a strategy that's as simple as A, B, C, D, & E! In today's episode, Jen reboots episode #65 where Bill and Jen share strategies that will work for you and your marriage so you can not only find the quiet, but begin to…
 
We all want to enjoy the holiday season with our family — without experiencing tension, disappointment or conflict. Managing all the complexities of blended family life can be overwhelming around the holidays. You're merging two family cultures with different ideas about how the holiday season should look… …kids might be looking forward to experien…
 
There are at least two sides to every conflict, and when it's between divorced or separated parents, sparks can fly. As a special bonus drop, Jen welcomes co-parenting experts Diane Dierks and Rick Voyles. On Co-Parent Dilemmas, listeners ask questions like these: What do you do when the other parent won't be flexible with the parenting schedule? H…
 
“We’re redistributing all the gifts this year!” (just kidding, seriously) The holidays can be a time of a lot of blended family drama, that’s why we had to make a part 2. We answer 3 more popular blended family questions that can cause a lot of drama around the holidays. This gives you more ideas on ways to make your holidays go a lot smoother in y…
 
This week I am talking to Divorce Recovery Coach, Frank Ortega about divorce, co-parenting, common struggles as a single dad and SO much more. In this episode: why women don't really know how to talk to men what "man up" really means and what men need to hear healthy relationships and high-conflict co-parenting relationships processing trauma and p…
 
In this week’s episode, we chat with Quinn Kelly about living out our faith as we parent our children. Scripture tells us to train them up in the way they should go (Proverbs 22:6), but we often struggle with how to put that into practice. The good news is it doesn’t have to be difficult, time-consuming, or forced. When our children see our walk wi…
 
“I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike, I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride it where I like” (can you guess the band this song lyric came from?) That’s right, we are taking an old school thing and bringing it back with a few twists and turns (ha, ha, bike humor). Here are some fun ideas you can use to create cool opportunities for…
 
Does Divorce Ruin Your Stepfamily Holiday Celebrations? The Top 3 Answers Stepmoms Need Before Thanksgiving & Christmas In today's episode, Tess, Stephanie, and Mikaela ask top questions Stepmoms ask regarding the holiday season. Are you dealing with jealousy among your stepkids and biological children? Is the comparison over gifts given among them…
 
Resources for this Simple Step Episode 41. Are You Unintentionally Putting Your Kids in the Middle? Suggest a Topic or Ask a Question Would you like us to discuss something specific or answer your question on the show? Let us know! We've made it easy. Just click here: https://www.mikeandkimcoaching.com/share Ready for some extra support? We all nee…
 
Surely nobody has any holiday drama at their house, right?!? We know all too well that’s not true in a blended family. Sometimes it seems like we have more than our fair share of holiday drama. In this episode, we answer 3 typical holiday drama questions that we get from blended families. We share what we have learned over the years and provide a f…
 
For this week’s episode, we sat down with John and Jill Miller to discuss God’s faithfulness to redeem our past, bless our obedience, and uphold us through difficult seasons of blended family life. When we keep God at the center of our marriage, family, and co-parenting relationships, we can overcome any obstacle we face. Want to join the Blended K…
 
Behavioural Relationship Expert, Author and Stepmom Tracy Crossley is on the show this week. In her work, Tracy shows her clients how to permanently change the repetition of unhappy and unhealthy cycles and we are diving into all of that and how it relates to stepmom life in this episode. This episode covers: The drama triangle - how to know you're…
 
“FORE!!!” Okay, even if you’re not a fan of golf, there are so many things you can do with golf balls to create some really fun opportunities with your family. We give you some out-of-the-box ideas all the way from going out, to staying at home and creating something really cool. These ideas are sure to get the guys' attention in your family and yo…
 
WOOOHOOOOO!!!! 100TH EPISODE TODAY! Exciting!!! Do you want to gain ideas on how you can build trust, garner respect, and raise your stepkids aligned with God's Principles? Listen in to a live coaching episode I did with Holly where we come up with strategies to elevate respect in the home. Holly uses the knowledge she has about her stepkids to gen…
 
Isn't there just something fun and exciting about the Holidays? It seems to be a time of excitement and high hopes for family "togetherness". You probably want to plan fun, festive activities so that you're able to enjoy memorable moments with your kids. But to make all that fun happen, you might need to negotiate a few logistics with your former s…
 
“All we need is love, love. Love is all we need.” (any Beatles Fans?) There can be a lot of blended family drama, and most of the time, leading with love can be the last thing on our minds. Anger, frustration, tears and all kinds of other emotions like to jump out first. Jesus shows us a different way we can handle situations that will give us grea…
 
This is an episode I never thought would happen. It's no secret that my relationship with my stepson Ethan has been strained in the past. But through the struggles we have come out on the other side, and I am super grateful he agreed to do this. Ethan is answering the questions you submitted on Instagram and he does not hold back. We dive into: How…
 
In this episode, we sit down with Jay Fantom, host of The Story Box Podcast, to talk about God’s faithfulness in our lives and how He uses every situation and experience we face for good. Jay shares his story, God’s light and faithfulness through it, and the blessings he has experienced through sharing his God-glorifying testimony. Want to join the…
 
What’s Halloween without a little theme? We share 4 things that can spice up your Halloween, or give you an alternative to the holiday. This can give your blended family a lot of fun and can create a really cool and special night for everyone. There is also a breakdown of what this can look like, where you can either run with the idea or get your c…
 
Do you know what the weapon is, woman of God? It's Prayer! Prayer is a powerful weapon – the most powerful weapon in your Stepmama arsenal. There’s a lot of talk about conspiracies, theories, and end times. Let me share with you what is NOT a conspiracy. Satan is not a conspiracy. The Devil is real. Scripture tells us he’s the most cunning of all t…
 
Resources From This Episode: Episode 36. How to Change Your "Stories" and Grow Connection with Special Guest Mark Warren Suggest a Topic or Ask a Question Would you like us to discuss something specific or answer your question on the show? Let us know! We've made it easy. Just click here: https://www.mikeandkimcoaching.com/share Ready for some extr…
 
It’s time to break the chains!!! There are all kinds of addictions that can eat away at your marriage and your entire blended family. This doesn’t have to be your story anymore. There are ways to overcome these addictions, break those chains, and see your family restored. Mike and Shannon, from Addictive Marriage, join us in this episode as they sh…
 
This week I am interviewing fellow Stepmom and creator of The Blended Family Formula, Cameron Normand about all things Stepmom life. We dive into: Parenting teenagers Her journey with infertility When to close the door on fertility treatments Mistakes stepmoms make What to do when your stepkids want nothing to do with you Parental alienation Disney…
 
This week, we discuss creating a legacy for your family that cannot be hindered by Satan, generational cycles, or our personal histories. The enemy wants us to think we are doomed to repeat the behaviors of the past. But Satan is a liar. When we seek God and build our marriage and family on His firm foundation, we can create a Kingdom legacy that c…
 
“I’m not good with that romance stuff.” Don’t worry, Josie’s got you covered and she makes it easy. Josie, from Romance Enhanced, joins us on this Fun Friday to share how she turned a passion into a great benefit for you and your loved one. She is taking date nights and making them fun and easy for you. All the way from a romantic date in a box tha…
 
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