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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.
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Where's the Lemonade?

Darren & Paige Pulsipher

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They say when life gives you lemons you should make lemonade. Making lemonade is not always easy or possible. For us, we found ourselves single in our 40's with kids at home and starting life over again. Luckily we found each other, online no doubt. When we began blending families, schedules, traditions, and laundry, we discovered lots of lemons. Our podcast is a reflection on how we get through the hard times and enjoy the good times on our new journey together, all with ten kids in tow. So ...
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We're Mike and Kim Anderson and we believe in a world where blended families experience a future full of hope, connection, and peace. That's why we focus on helping couples in stepfamilies move from a place of confusion and conflict to a life of confidence and connection. Thanks for joining us to discover how you can live the blended family life you really want! If you've been following us for a while — yes, we recently changed the podcast name from "The Blended Family Coaching Show" to "Ble ...
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Blended Families

Dennis and Barbara Rainey

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There are over 60 ways a family can become blended. It is not just from divorce and the navigation of these circumstances can be difficult in a time of beautiful healing and changes.
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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 ...
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After involvement with the same man, Wifey, Shun and Baby Mama, Shannon have formed a unique bond to keep their children and family united in spite of society norms that tend to pit one against the other.
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Step Parent World

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 parentin ...
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Being a father in a blended family comes with many unique circumstances and challenges. Most of which are rarely discussed or non-obvious. Every week our host, James, will explore many of these circumstances from the typical father perspective. If you want to learn more about being a father, hear some funny and relatable stories, or just need some guidance as you navigate blended fatherhood come take a listen.
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I’m Your host, Mandy. I live by my faith, love my husband & kiddos, will do anything for tacos and believe community is life changing. We do life blended for our kiddos: mine, his and two ours babes. As I share I pray you will be able to connect with others, obtain new tools and resources as well as resonate with the stories shared by others as you listen. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mandymaejohnsonInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/mandymae.johnson/Contact: https://www.mandymaejohn ...
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Welcome to The Gray Divorce Podcast. Join Divorce Financial Advisor and Retirement Planning Counsellor Andrew Hatherley and guest experts as they help late life divorcees build the financial foundation for a meaningful life after divorce. There is life after divorce!
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A blended family is such an important topic because it’s dealing with so many lives, not just that of you and your spouse. You have your kids and your spouses kids of course, but you also have the other sets of parents to contend with (if there is shared custody). With so many cooks in the kitchen, it can make sanity hard to come by on some days. We can lose our way in the midst of chaos, jealousy, insecurity, frustration, anger, confusion, miscommunication, and power struggles. This podcast ...
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The Marriage Success Podcast promotes the biblical principles of love and mutual respect through seminar highlights, book reviews, and discussions with real-life couples and singles in the dating game. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/marriagesuccesspodcast/support
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Unqualified Parenting

Unqualified Parenting

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In this blended family podcast, hosts Cody and Jen will discuss the ins and outs of parenting, stepparenting and navigating the tumultuous relationships that come with being blended. This podcast is for grown ups, so if you're a bio parent or a stepparent looking for someone to relate to, laugh with, or sometimes at, while learning something along the way, then this is the podcast for you! Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/unqualified-parenting/support
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What if every moment of blended family life felt fun, connected, and peaceful? It's pretty hard to imagine. We all know the struggles and challenges that barrage us each day. It might seem like there's way more discomfort and distress than there is fun and connection. We've navigated countless seasons of discomfort over the past couple of decades a…
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After losing her husband in a tragic accident, Sabrina McDonald looked forward to her young kids having a dad again. But she wasn't prepared for the challenges that followed. Her kids felt threatened by her new spouse and competed for her attention. Her dream of being part of a family again didn't happen quickly. And stepparenting felt awkward and …
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Unlock the secrets to successful co-parenting in our latest episode, Co-Parenting with Love as a Verb: Strategies for Harmonious Parenting! Learn practical strategies to foster a loving, supportive environment for your children and bonus children, even after separation or divorce. Scott and Vanessa discuss the importance of viewing love as an actio…
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In Episode 44 of The Gray Divorce Podcast, I discuss the legal costs of divorce. I look at four different divorce processes; traditional litigious divorce through the courts, Collaborative Divorce, mediation and the Amicable Divorce Network and discuss the financial costs of each. Thanks for listening! We'd be very grateful if you'd subscribe to th…
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Darren and Paige have 4 grandkids. 8, 5, 3 and 6 months. They are so fun to be around and it is so fun to see our kids be parents. They were just talking about how so much has changed since they had babies. From childbirth, what to feed your babies, how to raise them, parent involvement etc.. Let’s explore the differences and see if these differenc…
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We want you to have your best Summer yet with your blended family this year, whether with your whole family or strengthening the relationships you can access. We know how it feels to be cut off from those you love. The good news is that we created something to help. We took what helped us connect and reconnect with each other and our kids and creat…
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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.blendedfamilybreakthrough.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…
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Summer can bring new challenges for blended families as routines change and kids move between households. In this episode, Summer Transitions and Best Practices for Blended Families, Scott and Vanessa share valuable strategies and tips to help families navigate summer transitions smoothly. From planning quality time with all children to nurturing y…
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Hey Stepdads — ever wonder if you're "winning or losing" in your role at home? Most stepdads I meet genuinely want to build trust with their stepkids and influence them toward success in life. But sometimes it feels like there's a bit too much chaos in the home — or you're not quite on the same page with your wife. The typical challenges of blendin…
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235. The Blended Family Bucket List (Part 4 of 5) We want you to have your best Summer yet with your blended family this year, whether with your whole family or strengthening the relationships you can access. We know how it feels to be cut off from those you love. The good news is that we created something to help. We took what helped us connect an…
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Growing up blended often includes hard transitions and isolation for those involved. But Marshall West's story is different. He shares with Ron Deal the beauty of God's provision for two families coming together after loss, giving him a dad he never had and two brothers who were never considered “step.” Marshall was 12 when his mom married his step…
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In this episode, Finding Hope in the Storm, Vanessa, Kristen, and Dan have an inspiring roundtable discussion about finding hope and joy in the midst of life's challenges. They share powerful Bible verses that have encouraged them during difficult seasons and provide practical tips for staying grounded in God's truth. Whether you are facing a diffi…
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In Episode 43 of The Gray Divorce Podcast, Andrew chats with the editor of International Living magazine Jennifer Stevens in the second of a two-part discussion. They discuss the results of International Living’s Global Retirement Index, an annual survey of the best countries in the world to retire. Thanks for listening! We'd be very grateful if yo…
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Darren and Paige celebrate summer with a house full of teenagers and young adults, which makes the summer busy and fun. As their kids transition into adulthood, scheduling and managing expectations can be difficult. Listen to their approach to this tricky time for parents and children. Paige and Darren just graduated, Sam. He will be headed off to …
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Darren recently returned from a “work cruise” while Paige was left at home to hold down the fort. Darren frequently travels for work and, when not traveling, works from home, so it is all or nothing. How does this impact their relationship? How do they handle the separation? Does Paige party and look forward to Darren being gone?? Does Darren party…
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We want you to have your best Summer with your blended family this year, whether with your whole family or strengthening the relationships you can access. We know how it feels to be cut off from those you love. The good news is that we created something to help. We took what helped us connect and reconnect with each other and our kids and made the …
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Join our Blending Together Community https://www.blendedfamilybreakthrough.com/blendingtogether 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.blendedfamilybreakthrough.com/share Ready for some extra support? We all …
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Stress is a common challenge in blended families, but it doesn't have to control your life. In this podcast episode, 3 Tips for Better Stress Management in Blended Families, Scott and Vanessa share 3 practical tips for managing stress through spiritual intimacy, physical activity, and setting healthy boundaries. Enjoy this discussion as you learn h…
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Have the challenges of blending a family ever left you feeling alone? Maybe you've felt like you're the only one experiencing the unique realities of blended family life. Maybe you're struggling with parenting complexities and your friends just don't get it. Or communication is tense in your couple relationship and your extended family can't seem t…
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We want you to have your best Summer yet with your blended family this year, whether with your whole family or strengthening the relationships you can access. We know how it feels to be cut off from those you love. The good news is that we created something to help. We took what helped us connect and reconnect with each other and our kids and creat…
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Ex-NFL football player Devon Still and his wife Asha married shortly after Devon's young daughter, Leah, went into remission from stage four cancer. While rejoicing over Leah's healing, they were soon blindsided by blended family struggles. Devon and Asha talk with Ron Deal about how they had both been raised in divorced homes and didn't understand…
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In this podcast episode, Sex and Intimacy - An Honest Discussion, Scott and Vanessa discuss the importance of physical intimacy in marriage and how to navigate challenges that can arise, such as stress, life transitions, and physical or emotional barriers. They encourage couples in blended families to prioritize open communication, cultivate intent…
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In Episode 42 of The Gray Divorce Podcast, Andrew chats with Stepparenting Coach Maria Natapov. They discuss Maria’s focus on helping her clients confidently blend their families through all stages of life. Thanks for listening! We'd be very grateful if you'd subscribe to the podcast and give us 5 stars! Please visit Transcend Retirement or Wiser D…
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Resources Check out our Blending Together Community Episode 157. 3 Seasoned Stepmoms Share How They've Survived & Thrived in Their Blended Family Journey 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.blendedfamilybr…
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232. Exploring Common Interest in Your Stepfamily | Part 1 of 5 We want you to have your best Summer yet with your blended family this year, whether with your whole family or strengthening the relationships you can access. We know how it feels to be cut off from those you love. The good news is that we created something to help. We took what helped…
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In this podcast episode, God's Grace: 20 Million Lives Changed Forever, Vanessa and Dan discuss the growth and impact of the Blended Kingdom Families (BKF) ministry over the past 4 years. They share their personal journeys, celebrate the impact of God through BKF for millions of blended families, discuss challenges of ministry work, and the excitin…
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This week, Darren and Paige join forces for the first cross-over episode of Embracing Digital Transformation and Where's The Lemonade. They talk about GenAI in the household and how it can help manage a big, complex family. Embracing the Future with Generative AI Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) is not a thing of the future but a present …
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Hey Moms and Stepmoms! As this episode drops, I'm betting that Mother's Day is on your radar. If you're anything like me (Kim), you're looking forward to being celebrated. But as wonderful as it is to be appreciated on Mother's Day, it might just feel like a drop in the bucket… …because being celebrated and appreciated on this one day of the year, …
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We want you to have your best Summer yet with your blended family this year, whether that be with your whole family or strengthening the relationships you have access to. We know how it feels to be cut off from those you love. Over the next 5 weeks, we will post the videos that come straight from the E.N.J.O.Y the Journey Ultimate Guide which goes …
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In this insightful podcast episode, Increasing Masculine and Feminine Energy in Your Marriage, Scott and Vanessa discuss the importance of embracing masculine and feminine energies in marriage and blended family life. They share personal experiences and provide practical advice on how couples can promote and nurture these God-given qualities within…
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God understands broken people. He sent His son to die for us. Even when we feel beyond help, He meets us where we are, He loves us, and He redeems us. He sent the Holy Spirit to be our counselor and our guide. In our messiness, God wants to use our stories and our brokenness to minister to others. Show Notes and Resources Get The Smart Stepfamily a…
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In Episode 41 of The Gray Divorce Podcast, Andrew chats with the editor of International Living magazine Jennifer Stevens in the first of a two-part discussion. They discuss some of the benefits of living internationally and some of the key concerns that people moving overseas may have. Thanks for listening! We'd be very grateful if you'd subscribe…
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I found some old videos from a challenge I did with a group of ladies in 2020 about taking our thoughts captive. This concept changed my life. The information is so valuable, that I wanted to share it with you. It’s set up as a 5-day challenge so feel free to listen to it day-by-day or all at once. The key is putting these things to use. Day 1: Tak…
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Ready to join the Blending Together Community? Just click this link to get started: https://www.blendedfamilybreakthrough.com/blendingtogether 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.blendedfamilybreakthrough.…
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In this episode, Breaking Your Phone Addiction: Reclaiming Intimacy in Your Blended Family Marriage, Vanessa and Scott discuss the challenges of cell phone usage and how screen time can impact blended family marriages and parenting. They discuss their own past struggles with managing screen time and provide thoughtful advice to help you manage scre…
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Darren and Paige delve into the topic of True Crime entertainment, including podcasts, documentaries, and books. They discuss the reasons behind the fact that women make up the largest demographic of listeners and viewers in this genre. Encountering Evil from Safety True crime stories echo our deepest fears and curiosities about the most disturbing…
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Does it ever feel like you have a bit of a double life going? You have those moments when it's just you and your partner and it feels like all is right with the world… …but suddenly, when one or both sets of kids enter the scene — everything seems to fall apart! That's because when it comes to blended families, "coupleness" does NOT necessarily equ…
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In this episode, I am sharing my best advice to a single mom or an alienated mom (someone who doesn't have contact with their children). If you are in this season of life you are not alone. Honestly, if you are an empty nester or struggling mom, this could help you too. EPISODE RESOURCES: If you're tired of waiting for your "STEP" family to "BLEND"…
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In this episode, How to Overcome Infidelity in Marriage, Scott and Vanessa dive deep into the challenging topic of infidelity and blended family marriage. They share personal experiences and offer practical advice for couples seeking to rebuild trust and restore relationships after betrayal. This episode covers topics including the importance of tr…
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Help for your finances! Money matters can be a hot topic for blended families, creating strife and inequity if not handled well. Listen in as Ron Deal speaks with Gayla Grace and financial expert Greg Pettys about how couples can make wise decisions on financial issues that benefit all members of their blended family. Gain insight from listener que…
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In Episode 40 of The Gray Divorce Podcast, Andrew chats with Life and Health Coach Bob Wischer. A self-described “relationship engineer” Bob is the founder of Heart Forged Coaching and the host of the Men Becoming Better Men podcast. They discuss Bob’s focus on coaching men after mid-late life divorce after he experienced his own mid-life divorce. …
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Darren and Paige report on a trip with their 18 year old getting ready to graduate this spring. His last spring trip before we send him off to college in the Fall. Listen to their tips and tricks to travelling with teens in Europe. We all know that family vacations are meant to relax, unwind, and spend some quality time with our loved ones. But, ho…
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Do you desire a relationship with your stepchild but don't know how or where to start? Maybe you have been rejected in the past and stopped trying. Even if your stepchild has nothing to do with you, check this out. Who knows maybe it's just what you need to turn things around. If you're tired of waiting for your "STEP" family to "BLEND" try this...…
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Resources: When you and your partner hit a leadership bump in the road and you're struggling to stay connected and communicate effectively, pause and honestly ask yourself these 3 questions: Am I really listening to my partner and affirming their perspective…or am I quick to disagree? Am I curious about what my partner might be experiencing…or have…
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In this episode of the Blended Kingdom Families podcast, Navigating Complex Blended Family Dynamics with Faith and Patience, Vanessa and Jessica have an honest and emotional conversation about Jessica's unique blended family experiences. After the unexpected loss of Jessica's sister-in-law, Jessica and her husband found themselves in an unexpected …
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In the world of blended families, navigating issues related to co-parenting adult children can be complex and challenging. Some familiar questions might center on the financial responsibility of each parent in relation to costs like college fees, health insurance, and other unforeseen expenses. This post examines the convolutions faced by co-parent…
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Is your stepchild being manipulative causing drama and division in your stepfamily, is it a misunderstanding, or is your child just hurting? In this episode, I will talk with my stepdaughter about her perspective. EPISODE RESOURCES: If you're tired of waiting for your "STEP" family to "BLEND" try this… STEPFAMILY JUMPSTART: WAYS TO CONNECT INSTANTL…
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