61 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
    • 4.7, 127 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.

    061: Interview With Kristen Skiles ~ Stepmomming

    061: Interview With Kristen Skiles ~ Stepmomming

    In this episode of the Nacho Kids Podcast, Lori and David, founders of Nacho Kids, interview Kristen Skiles with Stepmomming. Kristen has been blending for three years, has a 10-year old stepdaughter, and was a stepchild herself. Although she was a stepchild herself, Kristen still faced many blended family challenges. Kristen and the bio mom had a unique relationship in the beginning and were considered best friends! After some struggles and boundaries being set, Kristen and the bio mom’s relationship changed, but they still remain friends.  
     
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Being friends with the bio mom Unrealistic expectations Resentment Understanding Nachoing Being a childless stepmom

    • 1 hr 27 min
    060: From Every Other Weekend Stepmom To Full-Time Stepmom

    060: From Every Other Weekend Stepmom To Full-Time Stepmom

    In this episode of the Nacho Kids Podcast, Lori, co-founder of Nacho Kids, interviews stepmom Joni. Joni has been blending 5 years, has two stepkids, and two “ours” kids. At the beginning of the blend, Joni’s husband only had visitation with his kids every other weekend. About two years ago, that changed and her husband got full custody. Joni has learned a lot since their blended dynamics have changed. Joni “gets” the Nacho Kids method and utilizes it in her blend! 
     
    In this episode, we discuss:
    How being a teacher can make it harder on stepmoms Changes in custody with the bio parents Different levels of nachoing between stepkids Expectations of the blend Taking things personally

    • 1 hr 51 min
    059: Interview With Ali Wilkins ~ Stepcoupling

    059: Interview With Ali Wilkins ~ Stepcoupling

    In this episode of the Nacho Kids Podcast, Lori, co-founder of Nacho Kids, interviews Ali Wilks from Stepcoupling! Ali has been blending for 13 years and has three stepkids, ages 18, 16, and 11, and two “ours” kids, ages 11 and 9. Her stepkids’ mom passed away seven years ago adding some unique challenges to the blend. Ali, like many stepmoms, has experienced struggles in her blend. Her biggest struggle was with her stepdaughter. Thankfully, she and her stepdaughter went to therapy together and things have improved. 
     
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Bringing an “ours” kid into the blend Letting go of the “One big happy family” dreams Nachoing isn’t easy Not claiming the stepkids as your own Focusing on your marriage

    • 1 hr 27 min
    058: Interview With Anna de Acosta ~ The Mindful Stepmom

    058: Interview With Anna de Acosta ~ The Mindful Stepmom

    In this episode of the Nacho Kids Podcast, Lori, co-founder of Nacho Kids, interviews Anna de Acosta ~ The Mindful Stepmom. Anna has been blending for eight years, has two stepkids, and has three “ours” kids. Anna and her husband have had his kids full time for the past few years. She and her husband parallel parent with the stepkids’ bio mom, and Anna does not Nacho.
     
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Letting go of the outcome Triggers Having the stepkids full time Having control issues Healthy boundaries

    • 1 hr 30 min
    057: The Goody Two Shoes Stepmom

    057: The Goody Two Shoes Stepmom

    In this episode of the Nacho Kids Podcast, Lori, co-founder of Nacho Kids, interviews a stepmom from Idaho, who she loving refer to as “The Goody Two Shoes Stepmom”. This stepmom has been through a lot! She had an evil stepmom growing up and her dad chose the evil stepmom over her. Prior to this blended relationship, she was a widow. She has been blending for three years and has two stepchildren and one “ours” child with her husband. As a stepmom, she is very involved and does not Nacho her stepkids; however, she does Nacho the high conflict bio mom!  
     
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Dealing with a high conflict bio mom When your significant other doesn’t want to ”rock the boat” with the bio mom Having an evil stepmom Being a widow  Boundaries

    • 1 hr 17 min
    056: Stepmom Who Tried To Make The World "Fair"

    056: Stepmom Who Tried To Make The World "Fair"

    In this episode of the Nacho Kids Podcast, Lori, co-founder of Nacho Kids, interviews a stepmom who tried to make the world “fair”. This stepmom has been blending for 10-½ years and has two stepsons and three bio kids. She refers to her blended family as “The Brady Bunch On Steroids!” Three years ago she started Nachoing after one of the stepkids accused her of abuse.
     
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Trying to make things “fair” Disney Dad syndrome Bio mom trying to turn the kids against the bio dad and stepmom Loyalty binds to bio mom The stepkids lying about the stepmom

    • 1 hr 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

megan.r.e ,

Great content

I’m a childless woman in a serious relationship with a man with kids and this podcast is AMAZING. Lori & David are really positive and I love all the mindset shifts they have helped me with. They’re hilarious, but also obviously very caring and empathetic people.

P.S. I LOVE the banter in the intros/outros. You guys crack me up! I love listening to the podcast when I walking my dog in the morning. I’ve also loved how much you guys have started talking about your dogs and the parallels between introducing a new dog to the house and stepfamily dynamics. I’ve always been a huge dog person and that analogy really clicked for me. So there IS substantive material in the funny intros/outros, IF onlypeople would actually listen!

Anyways, the intros/outros lighten the mood and help start the morning off on a good note. Thanks!

beansgreenspotatotomato ,

Your topics you guys take too long to actually get to it. M

The last episode I listened to took over 5 minutes to get to the actual topic. Great discussion topics but be careful not to talk too much about everything else but the topic.

Sam3032 ,

Good stuff

I’ve been a stepmom for 6 years. It helps to hear what others are going through and how they handled it, or wished they had handled it :)

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