The Blended Family Podcast is a weekly show with a strong focus on strategies and methods to help your family thrive. Blended Families face many difficulties and challenges which can sometimes drive families apart. The goal of this podcast is is to help your family grow together through these challenges and create the peaceful and loving home you desire. Your host, Melissa, understands these struggles because she has a blended family of her own. When you listen to this podcast, you will see that the family life you have always dreamed of is completely attainable!
Are you Feeling your Feelings?
We all have feelings, and they are there to help us. Most of us do not know how to work with our feelings, and instead we push them down and suppress them for various reasons. This is quite common in the blended family. It’s important that we learn to recognize and process our feelings and emotions so that they do not get trapped in the body.
Gray Divorce, with Carol Hughes and Bruce Fredenburg
The topic of this show is Gray Divorce, or divorce that takes place after the age of 50, after the children are typically grown. I'm joined by Dr. Carol Hughes and Bruce Fredenburg, who have written a book on the subject. In this interview we discuss gray divorce and its effects on adult children.
Post COVID stressors, and how they affect our children, with Dr. Regine Muradian
Dr. Regine Muradian is a licensed clinical psychologist, children’s author, speaker, consultant, and mental health advocate. In her clinical practice, Dr. Muradian works with children, adolescents, and adults who present with a wide range of emotional stressors. She specializes in Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, Eating Disorders/Body Image, and Executive Functioning Training. Dr. Muradian is also a specialist in Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessments.
How to make your multi cultural family work!
When two families come together, there are always differences in structure, tradition, discipline, and family values. This can present many challenges to a blended family. In this show, you’ll learn about what some of these cultural differences are, as well as how to use them to help your blended family grow closer together!
Moving Past Trauma into Peace, with expert Jolyn Armstrong
When her son was arrested, Jolyn Armstrong discovered that even an idyllic life can be turned upside down in an instant by catastrophe. That’s why she launched Grapevine Mindware, a counseling and coaching program aimed at helping you end the pain, find peace, and get your life back after a personal catastrophe. Jolyn’s mission is to help everyone achieve peace and joy regardless of outside circumstances.
Resiliency and conflict resolution, with expert Kristin MacDermott
Kristin MacDermott is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a decade of research in resilience. She has recently launched two online courses for parents, one called Resilience-Based Parenting and the other called Parenting Through Divorce. She has a private practice in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where she lives with her husband of 28 years and her three children. In this interview we discuss conflict resolution and resiliency in the blended family.
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LOVE this show!
great podcast, full of great tips. I’ve learned so much from many of her topics that she has discussed on her show
Thank you for doing this podcast! I’ve been in a serious relationship with my significant other for about two years and we’ve lived together for about one. There’s been a lot of adjustment and change that’s occurred and this podcast has given me insight in how to do so. Also, Melissa is so positive, fun and thoughtful!