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April and Loren Kirk, stars of TLC's "You, Me & My Ex" and the hosts of Past Chaos, take you on a journey through marriage, divorce, coparenting and so much more! Listen as these women discuss the trials, tribulations, and triumphs they encountered while they built a positive relationship and productive communication after a bitter custody battle. These two courageous women share one very common bond – the same husband. April and Loren married the same man; together they co-parent six children. Together they want to build a community of blended families that focus on putting the children’s needs above their own. Parenting presents its own challenges, add in filming a reality television show – you have yourself a whole new set of issues. Unfortunately, divorce happens, but it does not have to place lasting and damaging effects on children. Past Chaos was created in hopes of shedding light on positive co-parenting and advocating for better communication for the parents of children in broken homes. April and Loren hope you will join them on this adventure of proving that blended is better! Past Chaos is a weekly podcast that is available wherever you prefer to listen. Please subscribe.

Past Chaos April Kirk & Loren Kirk

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 140 Ratings

April and Loren Kirk, stars of TLC's "You, Me & My Ex" and the hosts of Past Chaos, take you on a journey through marriage, divorce, coparenting and so much more! Listen as these women discuss the trials, tribulations, and triumphs they encountered while they built a positive relationship and productive communication after a bitter custody battle. These two courageous women share one very common bond – the same husband. April and Loren married the same man; together they co-parent six children. Together they want to build a community of blended families that focus on putting the children’s needs above their own. Parenting presents its own challenges, add in filming a reality television show – you have yourself a whole new set of issues. Unfortunately, divorce happens, but it does not have to place lasting and damaging effects on children. Past Chaos was created in hopes of shedding light on positive co-parenting and advocating for better communication for the parents of children in broken homes. April and Loren hope you will join them on this adventure of proving that blended is better! Past Chaos is a weekly podcast that is available wherever you prefer to listen. Please subscribe.

    Can We Confess

    Can We Confess

    There was so much to unpack, we didn't even have time to unpack it all!  During this busy week, we celebrated a birthday for one of our middle children.  
    Find out what people do in pictures that really bugs the women.  
    Loren has a confession for April.  This leads to a discussion on Loren's habit of running from her relationships, and why April thinks it is perfectly healthy this time.  
    Then, April has a little confession for Loren.  Hear why it was difficult for her to decide the right time to tell Loren, due to the fact April is her best friend and bonus mom to her children.
    Finally, the women discuss double standards for women and men.  Listen to all of this and so much more during this week's episode. 

    Don't forget, you can now stream Season 1 of "You, Me, & My Ex" on Discovery+.

    • 30 min
    Do You Relate To Your Kids

    Do You Relate To Your Kids

    This week has left us feeling like we were on autopilot!  There's always something crazy going on in our home.  Right now, April is scared for her life because Loren is trying to quit a bad habit.  
    Are you superstitious?  Find out if the ladies are and which superstitions they believe in most.  April and Loren have a strong discussion on whether or not they believe a place of employment should be able to dictate what you do on your personal time.
    The big topic - do you have a hard time relating to your kids?  Is it important to find a commonality between you are your children?  Find out what the ladies have to say about this and so much more in this week's episode.

    Don't forget, you can now stream Season 1 of "You, Me, & My Ex" on Discovery+.

    • 30 min
    Are You Ready For A New Year?

    Are You Ready For A New Year?

    After a rough start, April and Loren are back and ready to take on this new year!  
    Are we a shit show?  We are really questioning ourselves, especially after finding out what some of our neighbors think of our lifestyle.  This revelation makes Loren reveal what an ex referred to our house as.
    April had an epiphany that has her rethinking the way she handles things in her life.
    In this episode, April and Loren discuss 2022.  They talk about the good and bad parts and what they learned from it, both agreeing that they are happy to see it end.
    Even though 2023 started out rough for the ladies, they are ready to face this year head on and with optimism.
    The women discuss their biggest regret of 2022 and their intentions and hopes for 2023.

    Don't forget, you can now stream Season 1 of "You, Me, & My Ex" on Discovery+.

    • 36 min
    How Do You Handle Holidays

    How Do You Handle Holidays

    After surviving the world's longest week, the women are preparing for the holidays.  While attending their child's orchestra concert, the ladies were recognized as "the girls from TLC".  
    April shocks Loren by telling her that she was pulled over by the cops this week.
    To kick off the weekend, the women attended a concert that gave them high school nostalgia.  
    The ladies discuss meeting in-laws and how they felt meeting the parents.  April divulges her feelings of being on the other end of that scenario.
    Listen to find out what types of gifts April and Loren live to give and receive.  Also, how are they handling this blended family Christmas?
    The women discuss rewatching the next episode of You, Me and My Ex.

    Also, you can now stream Season 1 of "You, Me, & My Ex" on Discovery+.

    • 35 min
    Are You A Crazy Ex

    Are You A Crazy Ex

    After listening to the start of last week's episode we realized it sounded like we were having our toenails plucked.  Sorry for that, because we are in fact not miserable!  
    This week we brought our positive attitudes and good vibes.
    Do you drunk shop?  One of the women admits they do, while the other shops enough sober.  Also, are you aware of your surroundings.  April admits that she has become much more situationally aware, while Loren says when she feels safe, she lets her guard down.
    April talks about a feeling she got this week, and how her journey of self-discovery is going.  Loren got her lips done and gives an update on how she feels about them.
    The women started rewatching "You, Me, & My Ex" and discuss their thoughts on the first episode, how they felt then and now.
    Finally, are you a crazy ex?  Listen to find out the craziest things April and Loren have done post breakup.

    Don't forget, you can now stream Season 1 of "You, Me, & My Ex" on Discovery+.

    • 39 min
    Demanding Respect In CoParenting

    Demanding Respect In CoParenting

    The ladies are in rare form this week.  How do they feel about accents, and which ones do they think they have?  Do you wish life had a "try-on" option?  If so, what would you like to exchange?
    April and Loren talk about the magic surrounding the holidays.  They discuss the importance of family time and holiday traditions.
    Find out why Loren sent an SOS during her visit with family.  And learn what April thinks about being friends with benefits.
    The hot topic this week is dealing with disrespect in your coparenting relationship and deciding when it is time to walk away to spare your mental health.

    Don't forget, you can now stream Season 1 of "You, Me & My Ex" on Discovery+.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
140 Ratings

140 Ratings

LoveLP11880 ,

Coparenting Mom Here

April and Loren, thank you for sharing your story and for letting us into your lives. Love the podcast!

tbeex6 ,

Love!

Best podcast ever. I feel like I’m sitting around with my closed friends. I love how different y’all are yet you are best friends and can agree to disagree and we get to see both sides of the fences. I have been following your story from the beginning and the podcast was a fun addition. Great topics and great discussions.

up-and-coming ,

Every single episode makes me think and feel differently!

This show is so insightful and honest and teaches us all how to love instead of hate. I love this show!

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