11 episodes

Blended family life is complicated to say the least. Balancing marriage, parenting, and stepfamily relationships is a messy and fragile task. We won't always get it right the first time, but if you're looking for encouragement, you're in the right place. Your host, Sarah, a stepmom of 3, shares her experience and ideas to help you grow closer as a blended family.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 10 Ratings

Blended family life is complicated to say the least. Balancing marriage, parenting, and stepfamily relationships is a messy and fragile task. We won't always get it right the first time, but if you're looking for encouragement, you're in the right place. Your host, Sarah, a stepmom of 3, shares her experience and ideas to help you grow closer as a blended family.

    Showing Love in Our Blended Family - Part 1

    Showing Love in Our Blended Family - Part 1

    Mike Cavanaugh, of "Not Many Fathers," shares how to encourage the hearts of the children in your blended family to receive your love through focused attention, generous eye contact, meaningful touch, and affirming words.

    • 30 min
    Mothers and Stepmothers - From a Wedge to a Bridge - Part 2

    Mothers and Stepmothers - From a Wedge to a Bridge - Part 2

    Stephanie McHenry continues with some of the milestones in her process to harmonious co-family relationships. Stephanie transitioned from seeing herself as the primary source of security and love for her daughter to accepting her daughter’s stepmom as her “other mother,” enlarging her own belief about what it means to be a blended family.

    • 33 min
    Mothers and Stepmothers - From a Wedge to a Bridge - Part 1

    Mothers and Stepmothers - From a Wedge to a Bridge - Part 1

    Stephanie McHenry takes us on her journey from biased and bitter single mom to fulfilled and embracing co-parent. Stephanie shares her struggles and epiphanies, as she faced her fears and prioritized her daughter’s well-being.

    • 31 min
    Bringing Up Behavior with Your Spouse

    Bringing Up Behavior with Your Spouse

    Many times in blended families, the bonus parent will feel like their feelings are outnumbered or dismissed. There are many reasons for this, including complex parent-child loyalties that were forged in the devastation of death or divorce. Learn how to scale your spouse's defensive walls by embracing your own unique perspective, and speaking the truth with love.

    • 27 min
    Stepdaughter Perspectives

    Stepdaughter Perspectives

    "Jo" became a stepdaughter when she was 7 years old. In this podcast, "Jo" shares her experience growing up in two homes, each with a stepparent. As she grew, these relationships grew as well, but not in the same way. As parents and stepparents, we can learn from her story about how to support the children in our blended family as they discover who they are, and who they are to us.

    • 27 min
    Nurture & Structure in Blended Families

    Nurture & Structure in Blended Families

    Stepchildren need both nurture and structure from both their parent and their stepparent. However, often couples in blended marriages find themselves pitted against each other as they naturally find themselves leaning toward one over the other. This episode discusses do-overs and choices; corrective techniques that both parents can agree on to strengthen structure in their stepfamily!

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

MVPczar ,

Cool podcast!!

I totally recommend, this is so neat! A request for the show: maybe an episode with your stepdaughters on the show? I would love to meet them and your husband!

tpel81 ,

Finally, a great podcast on step-parenting!

This podcast is exactly what I’ve been waiting for. An honest and heartfelt podcast on step-parenting!

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