This episode is going to be all about why I took that hiatus the reason behind it. There will also be information, suggestions, and advice on how you can not go through what I went through or how you can choose to do what I did. And that it's okay. The power of taking a pause on things that aren't serving you, are taking too much energy or time when you don't have any to give and why you need to start making yourself a priority here and there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 06/01/24
Many parents have children diagnosed with ADHD and navigating that aspect of parenting can be confusing. In this episode we chat with Peter Shankman – a renowned author, entrepreneur, and ADHD advocate who has not only thrived with ADHD himself but has also become a leading voice in helping parents, educators, and caregivers navigate the challenges and opportunities of raising kids with ADHD. He has just released his latest book for kids with ADHD, The Boy with the Faster Brain, which helps...
Published 11/21/23
It's like lately every other ad I come across is for some brand of shape wear intended to help women appear skinnier and more sucked in (for lack of a better term) and I honestly hate it. As women I think that we have been told too often that we are only beautiful if we are thin. We shouldn't look like we have bumps, lumps or curves. I don't know about you, but I am tired of that narrative and so was Susie Taaffe to CEO and Founder of Skanties. On this episode I interview Susie and we talk...
Published 10/23/23
Politics can be a touchy subject for many but as a mom I believe that it is important to talk about with my kids. I believe that it is important for my children, when age appropriate, to learn about things that will potentially effect them in their lives as they get older and why it is important as citizens to participate in our democracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 09/23/23
For those who have ever experienced unhealthy or toxic relationships - whether with our exes, co-parents, our own parents or even friends - you have likely experienced gas lighting in one form or another at some point. Gas lighting is a form of emotional abuse and can be hard to deal with. In this episode we talk all about what gas lighting is, how it can present and ways to help you manage it if it happens to you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 09/16/23
This week's episode is all about communication and why it is so important to develop strong communication skills with your kids. If you start early and continue to work on and build those skills then as they get older they will be more likely to come to you with questions, problems and advice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 09/09/23
In this weeks podcast episode I talk with Heather Black, founder and CEO of SuperMums about her story and how she was able to completely change her life by changing her career path. After the arrival of her second daughter Heather realized that her knowledge of Salesforce gave her a specialized skill set that could offer her the flexibility she wanted to work from home and support her family. Now she trains others how to do the same. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 08/26/23
Recently I had an interaction with someone who made me realize that not everyone measures success in the same way. As a single mom, I don't measure my success by how much money I have or what I own, but in how happy my kiddos are how good our relationships are. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 08/19/23
The last podcast episode I aired before coming back was in August of 2022 - almost a year ago. I really hate that I stopped creating episodes for The Single Mom Podcast, but there were a lot of things going on and I just couldn't devote the energy to it. This episode explains some of the reasons I stayed away so long. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/15/23
As parents we know that too much screen time for our kids isn't great, but let's face it we have all been guilty of it at one time or another. In this interview with Drew from Tonies we will be discussing some of the downsides of too much screen time and the amazing alternative that Tonies offers for kids that helps inspire and build the creative process in kids. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/09/23
As moms we will often just excuse our lack of focus or being a bit scatterbrained on our kids or the fact that we always have so much going on. But what if it is actually something more? What if, like me, you are struggling with adult ADHD? I discovered that even though my kids are older and don't require so much of my focus that I STILL was struggling to get things done and it was becoming a huge problem. So I decided to ask my doctor if there might be something else going on. Learn more...
Published 08/08/22
As moms we often will stop doing the things we want to do for ourselves or NEED to do for ourselves. Why? Sometimes it is because we think we will be judged or made to feel like we are bad moms. Too often we allow those feelings to keep us from doing the things that we want to do or that would make us happy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/31/22
Today is my birthday!!! Christmas in July is how my kids remember it. I turned 45 today. And after 45 years I have gotten to a point where I am so happy with the person I am and am doing all the things that I want to do. I am doing things to make myself happy. I wasted a lot of years saying no to things that I wanted to do and I realize how much I missed out on by letting fear and worry keep me from. So I won't do that anymore. I do the things. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 07/26/22
Recently a friend of mine had a young man come to her after running away because he felt safe at her home. Coming from a home life that had been in turmoil for so long this young man told my friend that he would rather die than keep feeling the way he was feeling. Too often we don't realize that our children are dealing with a lot of problems and they don't always feel like they can come to us. Which is why it is so important to make sure that they feel like they have a safe space to express...
Published 07/17/22
I took off last week from posting an episode because I was vacationing in Hawaii! For the first time in 21 years I was able to take a kid free vacation only to come home and be faced with having to make the hard decision to put our 14 year old dog Shiloh to sleep. After so many amazing years with our family, she was in pain and we couldn't be selfish and keep her with us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/27/22
I am always on the look out for low cost or no cost things for single moms to do with their kids. As a single mothers we don't always have a lot of money to spend on taking trips or vacations. So during the summer we have to get creative at times to give our kids a fun vacation. I came across an article that SEEMED like a great idea until I dove into it and let's just say their ideas were not that great! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/11/22
Whether we like it or not, our children are experiencing traumas that we never had to growing up. School shootings, lock down drills, living through a pandemic and being isolated from 'normal' life for a year... it all can take its toll. Not to mention if they have experienced any other kinds of trauma. As their moms, we may not always recognize the signs of trauma in our kids and what we think is bad behavior may in fact be a trauma response. This weeks episode is all about trauma and our...
Published 06/06/22
I know this topic is one that is VERY charged and one that many people have very strong opinions about. Myself included. Please know that I respect whatever your personal opinion is on the topic just as I would hope you would respect mine. Personally, I am very pro-choice but not only that I am very pro 'your right to choose what is best for you, your life and your family' no matter what that choice is as long as it doesn't infringe on my life. I will fight for your right to practice whatever...
Published 05/29/22
Our life consists of a bunch of beliefs and habits. Most of them come from childhood conditioning and experiences. What habits do you have that are getting you closer to the love you desire, the life you desire? Most people break their trust with themselves. Once we promise to do something a bazillion times and don't, subconsciously we have zero faith in our abilities to become more, to have more. We rarely question our thoughts and desires, instead we are simply attached to them. Learn more...
Published 05/21/22
Kaycia Ellingsen is a mom of three, adventurer, course creator and a Best-Selling Author. She currently lives in WI, Kaycia helpswomen gain confidence and embrace the adventure that life has to offer. When she was 19, Kaycia found out that she was unexpectedly pregnant. Kaycia and her boyfriend went from happy college kids to being unexpected parents wading through a sea of unknowns, judgement and advice from peers who did not have kids. She walked through one of the hardest seasons of her...
Published 05/14/22
Everyone wants to talk about the Slap Heard 'Round the World, but instead of addressing that I want to talk about a recent article about Viola Davis and what happened when Will Smith asked her this question. Will Smith told her "I will always be that boy who's girlfriend broke up with him"... and she thought no matter her accomplishments, deep down she was a little black third grade girl who got chased home by a group of white boys. This made me stop and think... 'who am I' ... what in my...
Published 04/30/22
None of us like to think about anything bad happening to us BUT we all know that at some point it will. Too often we aren't ready for that. We don't have things in place to help our loved ones manage all the details of our lives after we pass away OR if we are medically not capable of making decisions. I know it isn't a sexy topic and I know that it seems a bit morbid to think about now but it is so very important. What happens to your kids? How will they be cared for? How will people access...
Published 04/23/22
Let's face it, the men have been running things all this time and still haven't seemed to make things much better. In fact there are a lot of things that are getting worse. So I think it is WAY past time for women to hold more seats in power. In fact, I think single moms should run the world. There are so many reasons why I think single moms could run things a whole lot better than the stodgy old men have been. This weeks episode is all about why single moms should run the world. Learn more...
Published 04/16/22
This weeks episode is all about that feeling of complete exhaustion. I am not talking about your regular tired from working and taking care of the kids ... but that down to your bones, feel it in your soul mental, physical and emotional exhaustion. I used to feel that every day until I realize some of the things that were causing it and how I could eliminate them from my life. Now, I rarely feel that way anymore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/09/22