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Love them like your own, wear matching t-shirts, plan joyful joint holidays with your über civil co-parent, and you'll all live happily ever after. Stepfamily schmepfamily, we're just family! But for the rest of us mere mortals, the "Step" in Stepfamily should not -- and usually *cannot* -- be ignored. This podcast will help you adapt to, understand, and embrace your new family paradigm, one phase at a time.

Whether you're widowed, a divorced dad, a single mom, a married stepmom, or a living-together stepdad, every member of a stepfamily shares one desire: to belong to a household that is happy, healthy, and at peace.

Transformation is courageous. Adversity precedes liberation. Suffering is voluntary.

Your host Brittany Lynch, BScN, RN, Certified Stepfamily Counsellor, and Stepmom of 9+ years, has supported more than 10,000 stepfamily members in their quests to decrease stress, improve their step-relationships, and find their calm.

Brittany's unique and highly effective methods lend from a decade of professional experience in areas such as neurology, psychiatry, and mental health, which have taught her to pay reverence to each person as a Whole: Body, Mind, and Soul.

www.stepfamilystressdetox.com || www.stepqueen.com || www.instagram.com/thestepqueen

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The Whole Stepfamily Brittany Lynch

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Love them like your own, wear matching t-shirts, plan joyful joint holidays with your über civil co-parent, and you'll all live happily ever after. Stepfamily schmepfamily, we're just family! But for the rest of us mere mortals, the "Step" in Stepfamily should not -- and usually *cannot* -- be ignored. This podcast will help you adapt to, understand, and embrace your new family paradigm, one phase at a time.

Whether you're widowed, a divorced dad, a single mom, a married stepmom, or a living-together stepdad, every member of a stepfamily shares one desire: to belong to a household that is happy, healthy, and at peace.

Transformation is courageous. Adversity precedes liberation. Suffering is voluntary.

Your host Brittany Lynch, BScN, RN, Certified Stepfamily Counsellor, and Stepmom of 9+ years, has supported more than 10,000 stepfamily members in their quests to decrease stress, improve their step-relationships, and find their calm.

Brittany's unique and highly effective methods lend from a decade of professional experience in areas such as neurology, psychiatry, and mental health, which have taught her to pay reverence to each person as a Whole: Body, Mind, and Soul.

www.stepfamilystressdetox.com || www.stepqueen.com || www.instagram.com/thestepqueen

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    Arousal, Desire & Mismatches In Relationship

    Arousal, Desire & Mismatches In Relationship

    How can you want sex again once it's become difficult, stressful, anxiety producing, and disappointing?
    Today's guest has all the answers.
    Jessa Zimmerman is a certified sex therapist with a private practice in Seattle. She works with couples to take the stress out of sex and navigate desire discrepancy.
    Jessa founded Intimacy with Ease, and created an online course for women with little to no desire to help them actually want sex again.
    She is the author of Sex Without Stress; a couple's guide to overcome disappointment, avoidance, and pressure, and the host of the Better Sex podcast.
    Connect with your host, Brittany Lynch @thestepqueen
    Connect special guest Jessa Zimmerman via email info@intimacywithease.com, cruise her website at www.intimacywithease.com, or connect with her on IG @intimacywithease


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    • 38 min
    Redefining Strong: FEEL To Heal With Ashley Bernardi

    Redefining Strong: FEEL To Heal With Ashley Bernardi

    How many times in your life have you been told that you are so strong?
    How many times in your life have you put on a smile and pretended you were fine, when really, your inner world was filled with chaos and grief?
    Special guest Ashley Bernardi, author of the transformational book, Authentic Power: Give Yourself Permission To Feel, takes us through her own journey of pretending her way through life... until she couldn't anymore.
    Ashley shares intimate details of intense phases of grief throughout her lifetime, and how her own disconnection from her emotions caused severe physical illness that nearly cost her her life.
    Discover how Ashley used the power of feeling to heal her physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies; and to discover what Strong really means.
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    Thank you for subscribing, rating & reviewing the show! Connect with your host Brittany on Insta @thestepqueen
    Connect with special guest, Ashley Bernardi:
    on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/bookerbernardi/
    on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BookerBernardi
    Purchase her book, Authentic Power: Give Yourself Permission To Feel


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    • 44 min
    Why Kids Need More Sleep (& how to make it happen): Interview w Dana Obleman

    Why Kids Need More Sleep (& how to make it happen): Interview w Dana Obleman

    One of the biggest issues many stepmoms of young stepkids face is navigating the bedtime struggle.
    Different rules by each parent can almost guarantee a sleep disruption when kids transition back and forth between their homes.
    Guilt and a sense of missing out on parenting time can create the urge to keep kids up late in order to spend more time with them.
    Fear of coming across as too strict or harsh can prevent some parents from implementing and enforcing a structured bedtime.
    The reasons behind poor sleep in kids of stepfamilies are complex and multifaceted. But why is it so important to give our kids the sleep they need? And more importantly, how can you break bad sleep habits that have been created unintentionally, and replace them with nourishing and restorative sleep patterns?
    Special guest Dana Obleman shares her take this week.
    Dana began her private practice in Vancouver, Canada in 2003. After struggling with her own child’s sleep, she drew on her dual degrees in Psychology and Education to create The Sleep Sense™ Program, a complete sleep resource for parents which has sold over 100,000 copies in more than 30 countries. 
    Since writing The Sleep Sense Program, she has authored an additional four books on specific parenting challenges. Over 100,000 individuals follow her on Facebook and Instagram, her instructional YouTube videos have over 3.5 million views, her parenting blog and website average 90,000 unique visitors per month, and her weekly podcast has over half a million downloads. 
    She has been a featured speaker at major parenting trade shows, a frequent guest on radio and television programs, and her work has been highlighted on Good Morning America, CNN, Today’s Parent, WebMD, The Washington Post, and many other prominent media publications. She has personally trained a global network of over 300 Certified Sleep Sense™ Consultants to carry on her work in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Namibia, Finland, and the United Kingdom, as well as the United States and Canada. Today, Dana lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and 3 children, where she continues her life’s work to educate and empower families with healthy sleep habits
    Thanks for taking the time to rate & review the show, which helps other stepmoms get the help they're looking for!
    Connect with Brittany on Instagram @thestepqueen & Pinterest @thestepqueen 
    Want to create more stepfamily harmony without walking on eggshells just to keep the peace? Head to www.peacelovestepmom.com to enrol in the world's best online mini-course for stepmoms, and get instant access now!
    Check out the Sleep Sense Program at https://sleepsense.net/
    Connect with Dana on Instagram @sleepsense


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    • 32 min
    Why "Blending" Isn't Actually The Goal

    Why "Blending" Isn't Actually The Goal

    The Uplifted Stepmom FREE 3-Part Workshop Series Is NOW OPEN! Tap here to register: https://stepqueen.lpages.co/upliftedstepmom/
    It's totally free for a limited time only, you can join right from your phone, and the live workshops will be recorded for replay if you're unable to attend live.
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    How do you blend a stepfamily? The question in itself might be one of Google's most Googled of all time.
    But what if this has been the wrong question all along?
    This week, discover what question to be asking INSTEAD, if you are a stepmom who wants:
    a happy stepfamily, so that everyone in your family can feel safe, included, and respected in you home.more personal fulfillment, so that you can be confident you are authentically aligned with your purpose and passions.more connected, intimate relationships, so that you can feel secure, certain, and cherished by those you love the most.


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    • 31 min
    Best Of: Then & Now Client Transformations

    Best Of: Then & Now Client Transformations

    The transformations these stepmoms have gone through in such a short period of time have been SO impressive, that I've invited them to come share their secrets with you.
    In this episode you'll discover what these four amazing stepmoms have learned from, grown through, and overcome to create their own Happily Ever After.
    Tune into this heartwarming & inspirational panel with 4 amazing members of the Stepmom Story.
    Thanks for taking the time to rate & review the show, which helps other Stepmoms get the help they're looking for!
    For more inspiring client transformations, tap here: https://stepqueen.lpages.co/case-studies/
    Connect with Brittany on Instagram @thestepqueen & Pinterest @thestepqueen 


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    • 1 hr 16 min
    A Spouse Who Goes Back To The Ex: Client Spotlight w Lisa May

    A Spouse Who Goes Back To The Ex: Client Spotlight w Lisa May

    Mark your calendars! The Uplifted Stepmom 3-Part Series is BACK! Starting Feb 24, 2022, you'll learn the 5 STEPS any stepmom can take to peacefully blend your stepfamily.
    On today's episode, we're joined by one of our Stepmom Story members who courageously shares her stepmom story.
    I think most stepmoms would agree that, at some point or another, they've asked themselves the question: "Is my spouse going to get back together with their ex?"
    And for Lisa May, not only did she wonder if her boyfriend would get back together with her stepkids' mom, she actually lived through the experience of it (and survived to tell the tale).
    Lisa is a client, a friend, and an inspiration to stepmoms everywhere. Tune in to hear how she found the resilience and the resourcefulness to turn her story into an empowering, transformative, and powerful catalyst for growth.
    Thanks for taking the time to rate & review the show, which helps other stepmoms get the help they're looking for!
    Connect with Brittany on Instagram @thestepqueen & Pinterest @thestepqueen 
    Want to create more stepfamily harmony without walking on eggshells just to keep the peace? Head to www.peacelovestepmom.com to enroll in the world's best FREE online mini-course for stepmoms, and get instant access now!


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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Hypnotik_k ,

Love love love this!

I love this podcast and Brittany so much! If you are a stepmom this is a must! I always feel so much better after each one and feel like I am not alone. I’m telling you, add this to your playlist. You won’t regret it!

Shalanker ,

Just what I needed

I love the vibe, it’s all about empowering yourself, it’s supportive... I’ve tried some stepmom forums/groups that just turn into negativity, bashing the ex, the kids, the partner... Even though stepmomming has its challenges, I don’t have that hate and anger...This approach spoke more to what was in my soul...

sarahjgale ,

Saving my life

Brittanys podcasts have given me so much hope for my future. Her words and stories resonate with me on such a deep level. Not only does she give the best advice, she’s relatable, funny, honest and so empowering.

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