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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.
 
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 ...
 
Could you do a podcast with your ex AND your new spouse? Armed with nothing but a microphone, Denny defends himself from Jamie (the ex-wife) and Amanda (the new wife) as they discuss life, parenting, divorce, and overcoming CANCER with their shared daughter, Audrey. As parents they discuss dealing with relationships, adoption, cancer, divorce, step-kids…..all of it. This is a podcast about life, family, and "parenting without excuses"!
 
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 ...
 
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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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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
Cameron Daddo, alongside his wife Alison, chat about the journey of their 30 year marriage. They chat about the highs, the lows, and all of the lessons learnt in-between. They're also joined by some of the most interesting couples in Australia to take a look behind the closed doors of their relationships. It's humorous, it's vulnerable, it's inspiring, it's full of relationship wisdom you just might need to hear. Ali and Cam are both patrons for Rize Up - supporting the many families affecte ...
 
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!
 
Are you ready for a life and relationship that makes you swoon? Every Monday, join Julie Jeske and Gina Senarighi, sex therapists, pleasure specialists, and relationship coaches, as they break down what everyone needs to know about sex, relationships, intimacy, love and desire. Whether you want fresh and honest information about sex and relationships or tools to create more fulfilling intimacy and pleasure, this podcast is going to help you connect meaningfully with yourself and your lovers.
 
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 ...
 
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Ok, kids, listen up. A critical heart toward your stepparent can bring you a lot of pain.Proverbs 20 says, If one curses his father or mother, his lamp will be put out in utter darkness. In the ancient world father and mother could mean dad or mom, grandfather or grandmother, or another caretaker like stepmother. Here’s the deal. Being disrespectfu…
 
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…
 
Clarence, the angel from It’s a Wonderful Life, says, No man is a failure who has friends.And I would add, someone with friends finds it easier not to be a failure. At some point, all of us need support from friends. We pray and seek God’s wisdom and try to rest in his care, but even then, it’s good to have someone standing beside you when life is …
 
Hmmm. Second wife, first ornaments.For blended families, along with the good of holiday traditions, comes resurrected grief and reminders to new stepfamily members that they weren’t first. For example, what does a second wife do with ornaments that say First Christmas or Mommy? Laura Petherbridge in her stepfamily devotional, Seeking a Silent Night…
 
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…
 
Letting go of offense in your blended family is necessary if you want to experience unity in your blended life. On this episode of Blended Life we talk about being offended and what you can do about it. Are you even part of a blended family if you aren't offended at some point?! Offense comes at us in all directions; from our spouse, coparent, chil…
 
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…
 
Does your child live between two homes? When attending their activities, follow these event-etiquette guidelines.Kids love when their parents attend their recitals, concerts, and sporting events but not if co-parents make it stressful. So, mind your etiquette. Sit where you feel comfortable and be respectful to the other parent. After the event, le…
 
‘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…
 
With so many obligations and so much stress during this time of year, it can be easy to feel disconnected in your relationship. People often take their partner's for granted this time of year. This week, Gina and Julie and giving you tips and tools to help you prioritize your partnership even during the busy Holiday season Love Swoon? Support us on…
 
This will be a two week podcast. We started thinking we could get through this like any other podcast....what we didn't expect is the disagreements we'd have regarding Casey Anthony in our own studio! I ask you to go watch this docuseries on Peacock. Then listen to us.....this week and NEXT. This one gets a little warm. Be sure to let us know what …
 
How did Ron Deal get started in blended family ministry? When was FamilyLife Blended birthed and what role does Nicole Burns play? What about Gayla Grace's start in stepfamily ministry? Listen to Ron Deal and Gayla Grace tell their stories and how they intersect with FamilyLife. Show Notes and Resources Listen to episode 21- Stepfamilies and The Ho…
 
We've all read our horoscopes in the paper, but what does all that sun, moon, and rising business actually mean? And can it actually help us in our relationships? Cam and Ali invite astrologer and author Emma Vidgen into the bathroom, and let's just say her birth chart reading gets scarily accurate... LINKS Buy Emma's book – The Astrology of You. F…
 
If you’re a single parent or dating one, here’s a dating myth to avoid.Our culture tries to convince us that personal happiness is at the center of life. For example, the divorce culture says, If I’m not happy in my marriage why should I have to stay? and single parents sometimes think, If I’m in love and happy, my kids will be happy, too. But ther…
 
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…
 
You know, sometimes the best thing you can do with the Bible, is live it.Ask yourself as you listen to Colossians 3 how to live out these words today in your own home. clothe yourselves for compassion, perhaps for a friend. Kindness, in a relationship. Gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another. Forgive as the Lord forgav…
 
So, what do you think, do we grieve well?First, no, we don’t grieve well as a society. It’s un-American to sit in our sorrow. And second, we think we have dealt with the past. That’s one reason people marry quickly again after a divorce or being widowed only to discover that grief is waiting for them on the other side of the wedding and the kids ar…
 
Were there any rituals at your wedding?Many modern stepfamily weddings include the Blending of the Family Sands ceremony in which each adult and child pours a vase of sand into a larger vase signifying the new family. The sand symbolizes the couple's journey into love, but it’s just the beginning for the kids and the entire family. The ceremony doe…
 
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…
 
When the road gets long, just keep going.It’s not true for all but some stepfamilies tell me they feel like Moses and the Israelites leaving Egypt for the Promised Land. They left something horrible but it's taking longer to get there than they thought. Besides, they’re carrying baggage and when children slow their progress, they wonder if they sho…
 
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 …
 
Many people struggle when it comes to talking about sex. This week Gina and Julie are going to give you tips and tools to make sexual communication easier! They explore the stigma and challenges around talking about sex. They'll help you find the language that makes you feel most connected to your body and your desire. They explain the difference b…
 
Nas and Tom continue their chat with Cam and Ali, opening up about navigating the health system as a mother with disabilities, how their 8-month-old son Lachie is already making adjustments for his mum, and about the right and wrong times to ask questions of people with disabilities. LINKS Follow Nas on Instagram @nascampanella. Follow Tom Oriti on…
 
Never satisfied are the eyes of man.When Proverbs 27 in the Bible says the eyes of people are never satisfied, it is warning us against being hungry for more wealth. But it’s not just wealth you’ll want more of. You’ll want your spouse to be more like your friend’s spouse. Of course, you don’t know what life is really like on the inside. This could…
 
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…
 
Ever had someone thankful for you?Well, I have. And it feels good. And what if they thanked God for you? That really feels good because they see in some eternal sense that God has brought a blessing to them through you. In the Bible Paul expressed thanksgiving to God for his spiritual family because he held them close in his heart, Philippians says…
 
Do you want a good marriage? Start by doing some math.Marital researcher John Gottman found that healthy long-term couple relationships maintain a 5 to 1 ratio of positives to negatives. In other words, they make five deposits for every one withdrawal. For every act of selfishness, there is one act of kindness and sacrifice. You know, no one puts m…
 
Most families have some unwritten codes of conduct and you better abide by them.We all know the unwritten rules and most of us abide by them. You don’t talk about dad’s bathroom habits or post pictures of mom’s morning hair. But what if a child, an inside man if you will, is telling your secrets to their other home and it’s hurting your relationshi…
 
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 …
 
You want to be a blessing to your children, right? Well here’s how.According to Proverbs 20:7, Walking with integrity blesses our children. When we walk with God we teach our children a wisdom that informs their life. But catch this. Even in a difficult situation with one of your kids like if a child is rebelling, or stress is fracturing your famil…
 
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…
 
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…
 
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Or is it? We know the holidays can be very stressful for a lot of people. Are feeling a little nervous about spending time with your family? Do you need some help getting clear about what you want during this busy time? Listen as Gina and Julie give you tips and tools to help you set healthy boundaries this…
 
The Blessings Of A Blended Family are REAL! Just in time for Thanksgiving, we explore the many positives of blended family life. It may seem that it's hard AF, and yes, while that may be true, it's also true that there's a lot of good as well, for everyone. Join us in a discussion of the power of focusing on gratitude versus dwelling on the negativ…
 
The Waukesha Parade Attack Nov. 21, 2021. That was the event that changed SO many lives forever. Why did it happen? What was his frame of mind? The bigger question....why was he allowed to make a mockery of the hearings. We don't answer much...just 4 parents chatting about what's wrong with people on the year anniversary of a senseless act. Not to …
 
Growing up in an unstable blended home with 7 stepmoms and 11 marriages between his parents left Fred Von Canon determined to change his legacy. Listen to his conversation with Ron Deal as he and his wife Anita describe their passion and commitment toward creating a godly home in their own blended family. Show Notes and Resources FamilyLife Blended…
 
Journalists Nas Campanella and Tom Oriti live and breathe the news, in fact, it's what brought them together. They chat to Cam and Ali about how they keep the grimness of current events out of their relationship, the surprising issues Nas had with getting a wedding dress that accommodated for her disabilities, and the opportunity she saw to change …
 
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…
 
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