84 episodes

Stepfamilies and blended families are very challenging. With a failure rate of over 70%, it's clear that blended families need help. Nacho Kids founders and blended family coaches, Lori and David Sims, are here to help blended families save their sanity and relationships. You'll hear the hosts and guests discuss the struggles and successes of blended family life and learn how the Nacho Kids Method is changing lives and saving relationships around the world.

The Nacho Kids Podcast: Blended Family Lifesaver Lori Sims & David Sims

    • Parenting
    • 4.8 • 160 Ratings

Stepfamilies and blended families are very challenging. With a failure rate of over 70%, it's clear that blended families need help. Nacho Kids founders and blended family coaches, Lori and David Sims, are here to help blended families save their sanity and relationships. You'll hear the hosts and guests discuss the struggles and successes of blended family life and learn how the Nacho Kids Method is changing lives and saving relationships around the world.

    085: Ex-Stepdad Knows His Girlfriend Won't "Love The Stepkid As Her Own"

    085: Ex-Stepdad Knows His Girlfriend Won't "Love The Stepkid As Her Own"

    *** DISCLAIMER:  This episode discusses potential child support arrearages and may be sensitive to some. ***
    In this episode of the Nacho Kids Podcast, Lori, co-founder of Nacho Kids, interviews bio dad Jordan in Nacho Kids' "Month Of Men”! Jordan is from Ontario, Canada, and has been blending for three years. He has a daughter from a previous relationship and an “ours kid” with his girlfriend.  In the interview, Lori gets a bit wound up with the subject of the family court system. As Jordan shares his experience with Canada's family court system, it becomes clear the family court system needs an overhaul in more places than just the US. Part of Jordan’s family court situation includes his ex taking him back to court for back child support. We understand this can be a sensitive topic for many. 
    In this episode, we discuss:
    The family court system Child support arrears  Not loving the stepkid as your own Dealing with a high conflict bio mom Being denied extra visitation time with, or more access to, your child

    • 1 hr 36 min
    084: Widower Becomes A Stepdad

    084: Widower Becomes A Stepdad

    In this episode of the Nacho Kids Podcast, Lori, co-founder of Nacho Kids, interviews a stepdad! Michael, who was adopted, became a widower and later became a stepdad. Michael and his wife have been blending for three years. He has three bio kids, one of which is still living at home, and one stepson that lives with them full-time. Like so many stepfamilies, things were ok before the marriage and the first year, then things went south. One of his kids just wanted things back the way they were before Michael got remarried and threatened to leave if Michael didn’t leave his new wife. Michael did not cave into his son’s demands and explained to him that was not an option. One day his wife told him she wanted to Nacho one of the stepkids and when she started Nachoing, he saw improvements. Michael and his wife have decided they want to have blended family small groups to help other blended families succeed in the blend! 
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Unrealistic expectations Being a widower and stepmom feeling like she’s competing with a ghost Stepkids threatening to leave Guilty parent syndrome How Nachoing helped their blend

    • 1 hr 23 min
    083: Interview With A Nacho Kid

    083: Interview With A Nacho Kid

    In this episode of the Nacho Kids Podcast, Lori and David, founders of Nacho Kids, interview one of David’s triplets, Ethan. Ethan talks about how things were before and after Lori started Nachoing. They reminisce about the bad and good times. Lori is very proud of Ethan and the young man he has become, and no, she didn’t think he would turn out so awesome! Ethan shares some tips for stepkids and stepparents too. 
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Stepkid's view before and after Nachoing The good, the bad, and the really ugly Blending between the kids How bio dad helped build the relationship with the stepmom and stepkids Advice to stepkids and stepmoms from a stepkid

    • 1 hr 12 min
    082: Stepmom Who Says Her Stepkids Are "Her Kids"

    082: Stepmom Who Says Her Stepkids Are "Her Kids"

    In this episode of the Nacho Kids Podcast, Lori, co-founder of Nacho Kids, interviews stepmom Mallory. Mallory has been blending for 3-½ years. She has three stepkids that are with her and her husband fifty percent of the time. Currently, they have no “ours” kids but are hoping to change that soon!  Their hardest part of blending is the high conflict bio mom. Mallory feels bio mom is intrusive during their visitation time. 
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Being a childless stepmom and wanting kids of your own Stepkids calling stepmom “Mom” Nachoing when needed Bio mom overstepping Bio mom keeping the stepkids from her own bio mom

    • 1 hr 13 min
    081: Stepmom Whose Husband Lives With His Mom When He Has His Son

    081: Stepmom Whose Husband Lives With His Mom When He Has His Son

    In this episode of the Nacho Kids Podcast, Lori, co-founder of Nacho Kids, interviews stepmom Kelli. Kelli has been blending for 5-½ years and has two stepkids, two bio kids, and one ours kid. She and her husband have an interesting dynamic with their blend. The stepdaughter lives with bio dad’s stepmom and sees bio dad one night a week outside of the home. Recently stepson, who has visitation every other week with his bio dad, has been staying with bio dad at bio dad’s mother’s house during his visitation time with bio dad. The weeks stepson is back with his bio mom, bio dad goes back home to Megan.   
     
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Negative impact of changing from every other weekend to 50/50 visitation Sibling promotion of parental alienation Bio parent’s fear of losing their kids Stepparent being responsible for distance learning with stepkid Refusing to give up

    • 1 hr 18 min
    080: Interview With Megan Bottom ~ Broken2Blessed

    080: Interview With Megan Bottom ~ Broken2Blessed

    In this episode of the Nacho Kids Podcast, Lori & David, founders of Nacho Kids, interview Megan Bottom with Broken2Blessed. Megan has been blending for 10 years and has three bio kids and three stepkids. As Megan and her now-husband were moving her and Megan’s kids to Texas, Megan found out the court did not rule in her favor to take the kids with her to Texas. She left her bio kids with their dad in Nevada and moved to Texas. In hindsight, Megan realizes it was best for her kids to stay with their dad. As a stepmom, Megan, like many stepmoms, made a lot of mistakes with the stepkids over the years. One day, while watching television while she was unemployed, Megan saw an ad on television for Liberty University and decided to become a Christian Counselor and went on to get her Masters in Pastoral Counseling. 
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Moving away from your bio kids Co-parenting with your significant other’s ex  Stepmom mistakes Picking your battles Mini-wife syndrome

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

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160 Ratings

160 Ratings

SarahRBella ,

Truly Amazing

This podcast has become so beneficial and helpful to my life. My bf and I are amazing together although I’ve had such a hard time adjusting toward my boyfriends 2 children (I do not and decided quite sometime ago I hadn’t wanted kids). It’s helped me to backup and realize that I am NOT their Mom I can’t make things perfect bec they aren’t mine. I am learning to keep my mouth shut on how he parents and learn to just stand by him on his decisions he makes. You have been a huge help to my relationship and I’m loving listening to you both xoxo

MoonlighterMom ,

I wish I had started listening to this sooner!

I have been a step mom for about 10 years and have had so many of the emotions that these step moms have talked about. Since I didn’t have any friends that are also step moms, I just felt like I was crazy and a bad person. Listening to your podcast has been amazing for me- for the first time I realize that the feelings I have are completely normal.

I’m now starting to navigate the teen years of being a step mom and learning about the Nacho theory has been life changing. I’ve learned to stop worrying so much about the future since I know I can handle whatever is thrown my way by doing this approach. I feel so much lighter now that a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I for once in my years of being a step mom feel somewhat confident and empowered. I am so great full that I stumbled upon this podcast!

Cdawn711 ,

Wise couple

Love this podcast! I listen to several blended family podcasts and the hosts/creators of Nacho kids are so wise. You can find all kinds of advice on podcasts or social media, but what stands out about Lori & David is that they really seem happy together and that they have figured out how to create a peaceful loving stepfamily. As a child free stepmom I initially struggled with knowing what my role should be in the family, but I have picked up such great tips and tricks from this podcast. This podcast is an advertisement for the Nacho Kids Academy which I think would be a huge help for a struggling blended family.

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