154 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

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 202 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.

    155: Stepmom Who Takes Nachoing To A New Level

    155: Stepmom Who Takes Nachoing To A New Level

    In this episode of the Nacho Kids Podcast, Lori, co-founder of Nacho Kids, interviews stepmom Rebecca. Rebecca has been blending for 4 years, is childfree, and has two stepkids. Over the years, her role in the blend has changed.
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Knowing the stepkids aren’t going away Needing to change your role in the blend Not wanting to be around your stepkids When your partner wishes you’d be more present Feeling like a stranger in your own home

    • 1 hr 21 min
    154: Parental Alienation Ignored By The Family Court System

    154: Parental Alienation Ignored By The Family Court System

    *** DISCLAIMER: This episode contains mention of miscarriage, suicide, and rape. Adult content. ***  In this episode of the Nacho Kids Podcast, Lori, co-founder of Nacho Kids, interviews bio dad Justin from the U.K. Justin shares his story about his experience with parental alienation that has been ignored by the court system in his country.
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Parental Alienation No support from the police Attempted suicide The family court system is extremely flawed Not giving up

    • 1 hr 50 min
    153: Stepmom Who Does Not Nacho

    153: Stepmom Who Does Not Nacho

    *** DISCLAIMER: This episode contains discussions of miscarriages and has adult content. ***
    In this episode of the Nacho Kids Podcast, Lori, co-founder of Nacho Kids, interviews stepmom Jen. Stepmom Jen has been blending for 5 years and has one stepson who is 10-years-old. She is currently expecting an “ours” child.
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Dealing with a high-conflict bio mom Parenting the stepkid and not needing to Nacho Partner wants nothing to do with their ex Loving your stepkid but realizing that love will be different for the “ours” kid When bio parent doesn’t follow through with discipline stepmom set

    • 1 hr 18 min
    152: The Last 3-4 Years Of This 21 Year Blend Has Been The Hardest

    152: The Last 3-4 Years Of This 21 Year Blend Has Been The Hardest

    *** DISCLAIMER: This episode contains discussions of drug abuse. ***
    In this episode of the Nacho Kids Podcast, Lori, co-founder of Nacho Kids, interviews stepmom Jodi. Stepmom Jodi has been blending for 21 years, but the last three to four years have been the hardest. She has a 31-year-old stepdaughter, a 15-year-old “ours” son, and an 11-year-old “ours” daughter. Luckily Jodi and the bio mom have always gotten along. 
    In this episode, we discuss:
    When things get bad many years into the blend When stepkid creates an unsafe environment for the “ours” kids Dealing with a high-conflict stepparent in the other home Significant other never expecting the stepparent to be a parent Being a stepkid and then becoming a stepparent

    • 1 hr 32 min
    151: Stepmom Pressured To Be Super Stepmom

    151: Stepmom Pressured To Be Super Stepmom

    In this episode of the Nacho Kids Podcast, Lori, co-founder of Nacho Kids, interviews a stepmom from California. This stepmom has been blending for 2-½ years and has two stepkids and one bio kid. She, like many stepmoms, felt alone in her stepmom journey because none of her friends could relate to being a stepmom.
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Blending too fast Feeling pressured to be super stepmom Feeling alone in the stepmom journey Changes in relationships after move in together Going from parenting the stepkids to Nacho

    • 1 hr 20 min
    150: Full-Time Stepmom And Bio Mom

    150: Full-Time Stepmom And Bio Mom

    In this episode of the Nacho Kids Podcast, Lori, co-founder of Nacho Kids, interviews Rose. Rose is a full-time stepmom and full-time bio mom. She has been blending for 4 years and has two stepkids, two bio kids, and one “ours” kid. Rose has had to deal with the stepkids lying and making false accusations, being violent, and trying to split up her and her husband. In this episode, we discuss: Being a full-time stepmom and full-time bio mom Not letting disagreements about the stepkids affect your relationship with your partner When a stepkid is violent with your bio or “ours” kid Counseling seemed to make things worse with the stepdaughter Everyone struggling to be a family unit

    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
202 Ratings

202 Ratings

Sneakymando ,

Wow! Helping me so much!

I’m not even married to my boyfriend but we are a blended family, he has a 9 year old son. We have been together 10 months and once the honeymoon period wore off I was at my wits end. Each week I was doubting myself if I could continue this relationship. I started seeing a blended family counselor and that’s going great. I stumbled upon your podcast accidentally and wow just wow I have felt so much better to know other are thinking I have been thinking! I also have taken a step back and relived some of the pressure I was putting on myself. Thank you so much!

ControlFreak7184 ,

A must for anyone struggle in a blended family

This podcast has without a doubt saved my sanity and relationship. Like many stepmoms I was feeling isolated and mentally defeated. The amazing variety of guests provides information for a whole range of situations and issues. For example I am a childless stepmom dealing with a super HCBM and I was able to find loads of relevant episodes. Because of this podcast I joined the Nacho Kids Academy and have found my tribe! Even if you don’t join the Academy and just listen to the podcast, you’ll get a wealth of information.

Summer Stargazer ,

Step adult learning to chill out

First, this podcast helped me realize I’m not the only step adult feeling this way. Second, it gives me a framework to use with my struggles in our blended home. Third, I feel more hopeful about the future. This podcast is great for anyone living in a blended home.

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