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Single Parent Advocate is committed to educating, equipping, and empowering Single Parent Families with resource information, practical assistance, emotional encouragement, and social networking such that those who need help get help – and those who want to help, can. This podcast is part of that mission. We cover tough and timely topics as well as celebrating successes with families and individuals with an eye toward inspiration, education, and awareness.
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Chaney joins us and discusses how she had a change of heart after meeting a single mom in a class she was taking. She turned from judgement to compassion as it relates to seeing what single parents face in life. She says, "No matter the journey, there HAS to be support - there HAS to be a safety net". She encourages single parents to ask for help a…
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Shelley Loving, former teen/single mom turned Certified Nutrition Chef talks with us about cooking healthy and how her journey as a single mother brought her to determination and focus to help others. Join us as she challenges parents to: 1. Stay Alive and Heal Our Hearts 2. Dig Deep 3. Eat a Heart Healthy Diet 4. Never Ever Ever Quit. 5. Realize E…
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We are so excited to be back after summer break and share more about Single Parent Advocate's Back To School efforts with Gateway Dallas?! Huge thanks to Gateway Dallas, PNC Bank, Dress for Success, Clean UP, and all the incredible volunteers who supported over 400 students and 100+ single families. See our recap video HERE. In this episode, Darrel…
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Today we talked to Kim Muench from the Real Life Parent Guide! Kim Muench (pronounced minch, like pinch with an “m”) is a Jai (rhymes with buy) Institute for Parenting Certified Conscious Parenting Coach who specializes in working with mothers of adolescents (ages 10+). Knowing moms are the emotional barometer in their families, Kim is passionate a…
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Meet our Guest Speaker and New Friend who will be joining our community for Mother's Day! Her name is Toye Penny and she is on a mission to help us learn to take care of ourselves inside and out! She has had an incredible journey and has overcome obstacles and shares her insights as well as some great recipes in her book "Love Them, Love You More."…
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Stormy weather, career changes, and other circumstances can tempt us all to "quit". Join us today as we talk about getting through life's challenges, and also recognize the recent National Single Parent Day on March 21st. Join us on your favorite platform below: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3vyISF1 Pandora: https://bit.ly/3fZ093Y Audible: https://adbl…
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Are you 2nd guessing yourself, or counselling in general? Are you wondering why you or someone you care about is "stuck"? Have you had counselling but it "didn't work"? Have you given up on alternatives for mental wellbeing? According to this week's guest, Lori Beard, Life Coach and Clinical Hypnosis Specialist, grief compounds and keeps us from mo…
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“Without Valentine’s Day, February would be … well, January.” —Jim Gaffigan Today is the day of LOVE. The day when some date, some take time with those we care for in other meaningful ways. It is also an opportunity to embrace ourselves and the journey we are on even as singles and single parents. And, it CAN be a time to share love and this specia…
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Join us as we discuss the value of preparing for unexpected changes in our careers, our culture, the economy, and even other areas of our life. Keeping our "toolbox" current in the various areas of life, especially in our careers and income earning abilities. Key takeaways include resources to go beyond our "one word New Year's resolutions" to ensu…
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Meet Rosalind Sedacca - Founder of the the Child-Centered Divorce Network. She shares her own personal story which inspired her to help others. She specializes in helping parents understand what their children may be experiencing as a consequence of divorce. She tells her story as a single parent and reveals common mistakes for families to avoid if…
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Holiday outreach and activity can be SOOOO much more busy with all the details, visitors, experiences and events to attend. It can make the holidays go by so fast. Single Parents can focus on moments with their eyes on creating meaningful memories with their children by not being distracted, and by doing things together. It does not have to be all …
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Feeling rejected often comes with the territory in life, especially as a single mom or a single dad. In this episode we dive into some good advice from an article online as to how we can relate and overcome as well as press on! Announcements: We are helping 100+ families this holiday season. Teens and Parents normally are overlooked for this specia…
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Navigating the holidays as a single mom or dad can be a tricky balance. Sometimes it is not just a matter of time management. It can often be a matter of the heart as well. Join us as we dive in to ideas that can make a positive difference if your heart is hurting this holiday season! Announcements: We are helping 100+ families this holiday season.…
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In today's podcast, we discuss ways to overcome loneliness. Tune in for trends in American friendship and also insights on how to overcome feeling lonely. We hope this is meaningful especially during this holiday season. Life as a single parent is FILLED with activity. From children's appointments and schedules to our own, we hop from one place to …
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Meet Marla Diann, International Success Coach and Business Strategist, who mentors and coaches women and men creative entrepreneurs and professionals. Marla joins the Single Parent Advocate Podcast and shares key mindset and life hacks that can help us at work and at home. Marla is no stranger to change and reinvention. She believes life happens FO…
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Tune in for Part 2 with Marla Diann as she shares how we can become more successful through career and job transition. She challenges us to answer the question, "What Lights You UP?" You can nurture your success with creativity and with JOY! #1-Give Yourself Permission to Pursue your DREAMS! (from Pt1) #2-Be loyal to YOUR feelings of JOY! Balance c…
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Our children have futures. They deserve inspiration to ask for help beyond our own experiences. Nate, from Gabb Wireless shares his life in a humble fashion and generously supports our efforts to help single families...and specifically with technology that keeps them safe. Tune In to learn more about being brave and asking for help when it feels we…
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When you are the only wage earner in your home, and raising children alone, career and job changes can strike fear in our hearts and minds. Job loss can leave us hurt, or even bitter. However, there are SO MANY resources available to help us land on our feet like Career One Stop and local organizations affiliated with them. Here are a few ideas to …
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When we try to spend quality time with our children, the journey often involves "curve balls". Whether it is the weather, changing circumstances, or surprises along the way - we can get derailed and lose perspective, but if we "hang in there" we often have a chance to build the best memories by keeping things simple. Today we talk about summer vaca…
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"As a single parent...IT MATTERS...if we don't make it! It changes EVERYTHING in our kids' world(s). Having a healthy weight MATTERS. Not just that though...emotional, physical, mental, financial factors impact our health as well. If we are not the best for ourselves, we cannot fill our kids' lives. The more we can be the best for ourselves, the mo…
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Making your child feel loved and appreciated can be different for everyone. Parents show their love affection and affirmation in different ways. Sometimes it is time or touch, others it is gifts, acts of service, or verbal affirmations. In a world of Build A Bears, American Girl Dolls, vacations like Universal Studios or Disney....co-parents/single…
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Do dishes, open doors, germy fingerprints, spelling tests, or something else drive you to act out of proportion? How do we best deal with feelings like fear, sadness, anger, shame, guilt, anxiety/trauma, stress, frustration, feeling disrespected....fill in the blank...? The truth is, we get triggered when something simple (or complex) takes us into…
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In this episode, Brent from RACC-TV joins Darrell and Stacie from Single Parent Advocate. Together we dive into structure, routines, expectations and how boundaries during the new school year can be complicated amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Issues like mask/no mask, vaccine/no vaccine confront all of us as we all work to feel safe, and also consider …
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Meet Greg Wheeler- Author of Single Dad Essentials and Certified Life Coach for Single Parents and Families Greg draws on his life experience and training to share strategies on divorce, co-parenting, and life as a single father. He aspires to help single parents with topics such as creating a new parenting relationship with a former spouse, creati…
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Many families are a part of the Single Parent Advocate community. In a world where we have had to meet virtually and have safe distance, we thought it would be really great to share the faces of the families who are involved. More about this podcast and the Single Parent Advocate community: Special thanks to Work Innovators Network for producing ou…
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The words vacation, staycation, visiting family and friends, and relaxing often raise eyebrows among our community. With so much on our plates, how do we take a break and recharge. In fact, some single parents wonder how/why that could ever happen! Today we talk about our own efforts to relax, recharge, reconnect, and rejuvenate - regardless of the…
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Here's the headline: Darrell gave his 8 year old daughter an iPad for her birthday. It ended up being a great conversation and we wanted to dig into this a bit. In an age when the television can be a babysitter, and so can technology, how do we set our families up to win in this area, especially with society and schools moving faster and faster tow…
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Sometimes life makes us feel small. Every moment of every day we have a choice to make about our state of mind when faced with the loss of identity that comes from job/career shifts...or transitions of any kind like many of us face. Kimberly Roush of All Star Executive Coaching advises to "go slow to go fast" and invest time to figure out our uniqu…
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This is Part 2 - we just couldn't cover everything in one episode! Join in as we continue the topic regarding dating as a single parent! If you are a single parent, no doubt, you have had mixed feedback as it relates to dating. Some single parents are comfortable casting their nets with a heart and eye toward building and/or rebuilding a marriage a…
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If you are a single parent, no doubt, you have had mixed feedback as it relates to dating. Some single parents are comfortable casting their nets with a heart and eye toward building and/or rebuilding a marriage and family. Others choose to focus on raising their children first, leaving dating and romance on the back burner. Some single parents sea…
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We had a BLAST during the podcast this week where we talk about supporting Single Dads with Brent Sutcliffe of RACC TV on Twitch as Father's Day approaches. Brent will be streaming throughout June to raise money for Single Dads and tonight (6.4.21) you will have the chance to see him get pied in the FACE 8:30pm CST with a Pie in the Face Roulette C…
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Today we meet Pamela Savino, Life Coach, Author, and founder of Live Authentically. She is a single mom of four children and inspires us to see divorce differently, to take care of ourselves, and to hold onto healthy body, mind, and spirit ... and to share this practice with our children. She has a very grateful heart, and spiritual focus. She welc…
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1 in 4 US children are being raised in single parent homes. Many of these children develop incredible maturity and show talent and dedication beyond their years despite "stigmas" that they should otherwise be "problem children" due to their circumstances. Today we discuss the WONDERFUL traits that children raised in single parent homes actually acq…
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We are taught it is smart to "stay away" from talking about politics and religion in most situations, but when raising children, especially if there are two divorced parents in separate households with different ideas and ideals...it can be hard to know where to start, and what to do. Today we touch on the "untouchable topics" and share ideas about…
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Meet Jodi. She's a photographic artist, IT Professional at Cisco, TEDx Speaker, and single mom with a message regarding forgiveness, empathy, and BEING the change we seek with grace and transparency. Her journey is incredible, her thoughts are transparent, and her give-back Women of Strength is incredible! Today we talk about these things and more.…
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While the overall goal is to "honor your parents" on days like Mother's Day, what if you are estranged from your child and bathing in tears? What if you are a dad raising a child alone, should you celebrate yourself? What if your spouse's "ex" is dishing dirt that crushes you? HOW do we put all that in the proverbial "parking lot" and simply honor …
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Have you ever had to go to dinner with your ex-spouse new romantic interest ... AFTER supporting your children together at their recital, game, or other activity? ...Ever had to compromise on a tax or financial situation that didn't seem exactly "fair"? How do you approach an absent parenting situation? How do you weigh the cost of standing up for …
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Many Single Fathers raise daughters, and Many Single Mothers Raise sons....and get curveballs along the way. Today we take on the topic of how to navigate these moments in a positive and productive way. Thank you for being a part of our single parent family community! Follow the Single Parent Advocate Podcast on Podbean here: https://bit.ly/3txca6g…
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Kelly Accetta grew up in a single parent home on the west coast as a "latch key kid". Now she's an internationally recognized author, motivational speaker and TRUTH coach. Throughout her career she has helped individuals across six continents. In this episode we dig into her experience at home and at work. She shares about her book and landmines li…
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“Hi, I’m Karen! I’m not a doctor or psychologist. I was a single mom for a thousand years (OK, eight), and I finally experienced real love after dealing with abuse, going through divorce, facing bankruptcy, foreclosure and repossession of my car — all while raising two kids alone. After struggling with self-worth and attracting the wrong partner ti…
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In this episode, our co-hosts dig into what is going on inside SPA as we develop family connections face to face and online. We talk of our recent Vision Board Workshop and our upcoming Money Matters Zoom Workshop: **Save the Date** Saturday April 24, 2021 10am-12pm. Text SPAEDU to 64600 and we will help you get enrolled! Do you ever think about ho…
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Since 2014, Noelle has been "giving back" to single parents and has over a 25 million followers monthly. She speaks of elevating our thoughts, verbalizing positivity, affirming ourselves, and manifesting the future we want. Her mantra is "Possibility Exists". Here her speak of prosperity principles and keeping our attitudes UP. She's a long time si…
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Meet our host, Stacie Poythress, Founder of Single Parent Advocate and Co-Host, Darrell Moody who is a professional broadcaster and single father. As single parents, our goal is to give insights and impassioned input by delivering inspirational messages of True Hope and Real Help in navigating the life of single families.…
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