On Plus HER - A stepmoms Journey, Anne-Laurie Forbes shares the joys, challenges and lessons learned from her personal journey of becoming a stepmom. She also shares the stories of other stepmoms to give you an insight of the realities of being a stepparent. With every episode and every story shared, We aim to change the evil stepmom narrative.
Stepmom Nikki - Let's really talk about it...
45:00On today's episode, I have a much needed conversation with fellow Stepmom Nikki about; 💕The double standard for single moms vs. single dads 💕Step parenting a teenager.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💕Step parenting in the black community.⠀ Grab a cup of tea, get comfy and listen close to the story of Stepmom Nicole McFarlane-Williams. Connect with us on Instagram and Facebook. SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW XO About our Guest: Nicole McFarlane-Williams, is the founder of Brunchin’ Beauties. Brunchin’ Beauties is a community dedicated to elevating the ladies who brunch experience for the modern day woman through curated events in the city of Toronto, Canada. Brunchin’ Beauties mission is to connect positive and like minded women from all walks of life through a variety of experiences . Each event is a different experience from brunch and cocktails to fashion, makeup to women’s health and wellness. Brunchin’ Beauties has partnered with Nordstrom, Jo Malone and more. Brunchin’ Beauties is not about being big, it’s about something meaningful. Nicole is a registered nurse, a wife, a mother to 3 and a lola to 2. Tune in to hear about her experiences to being a step mother. Connect with your Guest: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brunchinbeauties/ Website: https://www.brunchinbeauties.com/
Stepmom Winell "Blended and Flourishing"
35:50On today's episode, I have a lovely conversation with fellow Stepmom Winell about; 💕Step parenting from a distance. 💕Transitioning from part-time Stepmom to a full time Stepmom.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💕Dealing with multiple bio moms. & The 21 Day Stepmom Prayer Devotional Journal.⠀⠀⠀ Grab a cup of tea, get comfy and listen close to the story of Stepmom Winell Wilmote. Connect with us on Instagram and Facebook. SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW XO About out Guest: Winell Wilmote is a Licensed Master level Social worker with over four years of experience working with children and families through roles such as a Child Protection Worker, Program Coordinator; overseeing Visitations Services for families who require supervised visits, and as a Clinician where she provides therapy to children and families. Ms. Wilmote is also a Life Coach with a specialization in Stepfamily Dynamics. She is a biological mother of 1 and step mom of 4. She is also the founder of Blended and Flourishing, where she provides coaching services to help stepmoms regain control of their peace and joy and overcome step-challenges. Ms. Wilmote is the Author of When a Stepmom Prays; 21 Days Devotional Prayer Journal. Connect with your Guest: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blendedandflourishing/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blendedandflourishing
Stepmom Tammy J - "The Perfect Stepmom does not exist!"
31:50On today's episode, I have an validating conversation with fellow Stepmom Tammy about; 💕The pressure to be the perfect Stepmom.⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💕Changing your perspective and embracing your authentic self.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💕The importance of having a Stepmom Bestie on this journey. Grab a cup of tea, get comfy and listen close to the story of Stepmom Tammy Johnson. Connect with us on Instagram and Facebook. SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW XO About our Guest: Tamara Johnson aka Tammy J resides a few minutes outside of Detroit, Michigan with her husband, their 4-year-old son, and her 12-year-old stepson. After saying "I do" in 2013, Tammy began her journey in the world of stepparenting. Juggling the struggles of being a stepmommy with the pressures of blended family life, Tammy was ready to step away from it all, including her marriage. However, with the help of personal therapy, marriage counseling, prayer and new founded confidence, Tammy found the strength to continue on in her truth. While healing and re-discovering herself, Stepmom Goals, LLC was unleashed. Focused on helping other stepmothers in their own escapades, Tammy is determined to help stepmoms and bonus moms to adjust their crowns daily. Currently, Tammy J is preparing for the release of her first children's book, Mama T and Me! She also has a stepmom affirmation journal coming soon. As a stepmom coach, Tammy J's mission is to help chase away the clouds of perfection as she encourages each stepmother to step gorgeously further into their God-given purpose. Connect with your Guest: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_stepmomgoals_/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StepmomGoalsLLC Twitter: https://twitter.com/stepmomgoals?lang=en
Stepmom Alicia "I Come in Peace!"
44:58On today's episode, I have an intriguing conversation with fellow Stepmom Alicia about; 💕Stepmoms Involvement in custody battles & supporting your spouse ⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💕Breaking patterns & Intentional Parenting⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💕Protecting your peace⠀⠀⠀ Grab a cup of tea, get comfy and listen close to the story of Stepmom Alicia Meeks. Connect with us on Instagram and Facebook. SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW XO About our Guest: Alicia Meeks, is a wife and a mother of three. She is also a Child Protection Investigator, Rehabilitation Counselor, Child Advocate, Event Planner, and Wifepreneur. She has successfully written the book, When The Soul Cries, in which she shares what began as humiliating life experiences, she has turned those trials into testimonies, helping other women overcome similar situations. Her and her husband Kevin, are the creators and host of The Family Dynamics Podcast which takes a deep dive into major and minor issues and the triumphs of the family unit. These conversations are about marriage, blended families, co-parenting and much more.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Connect with your Guest: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spoiledwivesclub https://www.instagram.com/thefamilydynamics/ YouTube: https://youtu.be/3nkOUUga3rQ Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-family-dynamics-podcast/id1541393808?i=1000506248227 XO
Stepmom Kia " Is being a Stepmom enough?"
35:46On today's episode, I have a special conversation with fellow Stepmom Kia about; 💕The ups and downs of being a Childless Stepmom⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💕The infertility journey challenges⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💕Accepting God's Plan for your life & finding happiness in your circumstance⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Grab a cup of tea, get comfy and listen close to the story of Stepmom Kia Roberson. Connect with us on Instagram and Facebook. SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW XO About our Guest: Mrs. Kia Roberson is a wife and stepmom of ten years and through her experience wanted to expand the stepmom platform and change its narrative by creating, “ The StressLess StepMom” brand. The stepmom role has a negative stigma that she is determined to change, stepmoms sacrifice so much and go through too much to be given such a bad representation. This brand will allow stepmom’s to get positive solution-based advice, vent, have their voices heard and validated, as well as be coached through their stepmom journey with private coaching and 1:1 sessions. Mrs. Kia Roberson is a firm believer of protecting your peace and trusting your purpose and wants to use her passion for a purpose. Connect with your Guest: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheStresslessStepmom Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thestresslessstepmom/ XO
Stepmom Adrienne "There's no manual for this!"
28:09On today's episode, I have a validating conversation with fellow Stepmom Adrienne about; 💕The conversations to have with your future spouse at the beginning of your journey. 💕Creating a Safe place for your children to express themselves. 💕Having a Growth Mindset. BONUS: 10 Momffirmations you NEED to hear to help you through your hard days!⠀ Grab a cup of tea or coffee, get comfy and listen close to the story of Stepmom Adrienne Barton. Connect with us on Instagram and Facebook. SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW XO About our Guest: Adrienne is a Wife, Mom, Bonus Mom, and Co-parent. She is a Certified Stepfamily Coach and is passionate about helping stepparents and co-parents find the joy and love in their blended family life once again. As a biological parent, co-parent, and a stepparent herself, she understands the daily challenges and complexities stepfamilies face. Adrienne’s vision is to support parents, co-parents and stepparents to live their best blended family lives with connection, love and simplicity. She believes allowing bonus parents to bring their experience, skills and love to the family will have invaluable long-term benefits for everyone. Connect with your Guest: Website: https://theartofblendedchaos.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheArtOfBlendedChaos/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theartofblendedchaos/ XO
Stepmom Kisha "Leading with Love"
35:41On today's episode, I have an inspiring conversation with fellow Stepmom Kisha about; The beginning stages of a Stepmom's Journey The importance of leading with love and positivity A new perspective on the blending process of blended families Grab a cup of tea or coffee, get comfy and listen close to the story of Stepmom Kisha Batsuli. Connect with us on Instagram and Facebook. SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW XO About our Guest: Kisha Batsuli is the founder and owner of Blended on the Rock, an organization that provides tips and resources to strengthen relationships in blended families. She facilitates a monthly virtual Blended Mom Meetup for bonus and bio moms in a blended family. Kisha is a firm believer in Christ and how important it is for him to be the rock (foundation) in a blended family. Connect with our Guest: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blendedontherock/ Website: https://linktr.ee/blendedontherock
Stepmom Charlotte "Stepping back...For Me!"
43:40On today's episode, I talk with fellow Stepmom Charlotte about; What boundaries to create and how to implement them Tips for parenting 2 sets of Stepchildren Stepmom Burnout Grab a cup of tea or coffee, get comfy and listen close to the story of Stepmom Charlotte Gough. Connect with us on Instagram and Facebook. SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW XO About our Guest: Charlotte is a stepmum of 4, Certified Stepfamily Coach, Healer and Yoga Teacher. She has a passion for helping stepmum's heal from the inside out, so they they can create peace, structure and stability in their stepfamily life. She is currently pregnant with her first child after a long fertility journey, and also has a keen interest in learning how to heal the body, mind and soul. Charlotte is based in the UK, but works with stepmum's all over the world. Connect with our Guest: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charlottegoughuk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_charlottegough/ Website: https://linktr.ee/charlottegough
Stepmom Magriet "A Stepmom's Secret Weapon"
40:07On today's episode, I have a important conversation with fellow Stepmom Magriet about; The importance of self-care Knowing when to set boundaries The different Parenting Tips and how they affect your blended family⠀⠀⠀ Grab a cup of tea or coffee, get comfy and listen close to the story of Stepmom Magriet Steyn. Connect with us on Instagram and Facebook. SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW XO About our Guest: Magriet Steyn, founder of Stepfamily Harmony and Mindful Stepmums is a professional Life Coach, Certified Stepparent Coach and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher. She is based in the UK from where she runs her private coaching practice. As a stepmum to two adult stepchildren, bio-mum to two teens, and co-parent with two ex-husbands, she understands the complexities and challenges surrounding stepfamily life. Magriet specialises in stepparenting teen and adult stepchildren, co-parenting and dealing with challenging exes and she helps stepmums move from overwhelm to ease through a combination of coaching techniques and mindfulness practices. Magriet is passionate about helping stepparents create stepfamily harmony through having an open mind, a sense of humour and compassion. Connect with our Guest: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stepfamilyharmony/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stepfamilyharmony/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/stepfamilyharmony/_created/
Stepmom Amelia " A Woman's dream, A Stepmom's reality"
43:21On today's episode, I have a great conversation with fellow Stepmom Amelia about; Tips to embrace the reality of your Stepmom Journey Knowing when to step back The Importance of finding your Stepmom Tribe⠀⠀⠀⠀ Grab a cup of tea or coffee, get comfy and listen close to the story of Stepmom Amelia Lane. Connect with us on Instagram and Facebook. SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW XO About our Guest: Along with being a Certified Stepfamily Coach, Amelia Lane is a (second) wife, mother of 2, stepmom of 1 and a child of divorce. Along with her specialized education, her biggest asset to coaching is that she's lived through multiple stepfamily challenges giving her many different perspectives when assisting clients. Connect with our Guest: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lane.stepfamily.coach/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lane.stepfamily.coaching/ Website: https://lanestepfamilycoaching.com/