44 episodes

The Stepmom Diaries podcast, hosted by Cameron Normand of This Custom Life, focuses on all things stepmom-related.
As a second wife, stepmom to four kids, and successful businesswoman, Cameron Normand keeps it real with conversations about blended families, relationships, personal development, and much more. With her expert advice and down-home discussions, Cameron will inspire you to live into your best blended family life.

The Stepmom Diaries Podcast This Custom Life

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

The Stepmom Diaries podcast, hosted by Cameron Normand of This Custom Life, focuses on all things stepmom-related.
As a second wife, stepmom to four kids, and successful businesswoman, Cameron Normand keeps it real with conversations about blended families, relationships, personal development, and much more. With her expert advice and down-home discussions, Cameron will inspire you to live into your best blended family life.

    44. When It's Time To Set Some Boundaries

    44. When It's Time To Set Some Boundaries

    The Stepmom Summit Speakers Series Continues! In this episode, we're going deep with Dr. Erin Careless on what it means to set some boundaries and "step back." We also talk about finding stepmom resources and why it's so important to look for tools that are evidence and research-backed. 
    Erin is one of the experts speaking at this year's Stepmom Summit and is the Chair of Stepfamily Magazine's Advisory Board. Erin became a stepmom when she met her partner Matt in 2014. That same year, she became a Certified Stepfamily Coach and founded Steplife as a way to share her experiences and provide support to other women navigating stepfamily life. Erin is also a Director of Adult Education, so her coaching is informed by adult learning principles and strategies such as reflection and critical thinking.

    Erin and Matt married in 2015, and in addition to her stepkids Oliver and Waverleigh, they are parents to Grace and Finn. Erin's PhD research is on stepmothering, and it is her passion to empower stepmoms to find the role in their family that works for them. 
    Mentioned In This Episode
    The Stepmom Summit will happen August 25 - 27. If you haven't grabbed your FREE ticket, head HERE and sign up! 
    You can find Erin at Steplife 

    • 28 min
    43. Confidence Is Key - Especially For Stepmoms

    43. Confidence Is Key - Especially For Stepmoms

    What Do Stepmoms Have In Common With Endurance Athletes? Today's guest is another speaker at our second upcoming (and FREE) Stepmom Summit, August 25 - 27th. You can head HERE to make sure you are on the waitlist and can snag your spot when tickets open up on August 9th! 
    Sarah Freeman, CEO of Sarah Freeman Coaching, is a passionate endurance athlete, podcast host, step-mum, wife, and a brave, badass, big-hearted woman. Her mission is to guide women endurance athletes and step-mums to embody their next-level confidence through her one on one coaching, podcasting, and speaking.
    Sarah believes that when women endurance athletes and step-mums start to embody their confidence, that's when anything is possible.
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode: 
    Sarah Freeman Coaching
    The Stepmom Summit

    • 29 min
    42. Your Blended Family Design

    42. Your Blended Family Design

    Blending Families - And Households In this episode, we're talking to Tamara Harris of Design Your Way Home. Tamara is an interior designer who breaks down decorating into easy-to-follow steps so you can confidently turn your house into a home you love, without frustration, overwhelm or regret-purchases. 
    Tamara is also a stepmom - and a speaker at this year's Stepmom Summit August 25 - 27th, where she'll be talking about the challenges of blending households as a stepfamily - and how to address them. In this episode, she gives a preview of her talk and some great decorating tips. AND she's giving you her Revive Your Room Checklist for free HERE. 
    You Can Find Tamara: 
    On her website: www.designyourwayhome.com 
    On Instagram
    Don't forget to grab your FREE Revive Your Room Checklist - and don't forget to get yourself on the waitlist for The 2022 Stepmom Summit HERE. The summit is free and will feature 20 top experts on blended families. You don't want to miss it!

    • 23 min
    41. When Your Support System Stumbles

    41. When Your Support System Stumbles

    What happens when the people who are supposed to support you through thick and thin fall down on the job? Today we are talking about how tricky it can be to handle it when your friends don't support your life choices. 
     

    • 20 min
    40. Summer Travel With (Step)Kids

    40. Summer Travel With (Step)Kids

    It's summertime and the travel is . . . wild?!  These days, whether you're traveling for the holiday long weekend or for a summer vacation, there are lots of factors that can make your trip better - or worse. Flight delays, rental car hiccups, and, of course, traveling with kids. And stepkids. 
    Traveling with kids can present all kinds of unique challenges, so this episode is all about making sure you're prepped for making the most out of your trip, wherever you're going and however you're getting there.

    • 19 min
    39. When You Realize. Your Outlook Sucks

    39. When You Realize. Your Outlook Sucks

    How Do You Change Your Stepmom Outlook? What do you say when people ask if you enjoy being a stepmom?
    I recently had someone ask me if being a stepmom was hard and the answer I blurted out surprised me. And it made me realize that I could use some mindset work myself. But guess what - changing your outlook and mindset can be harder than it sounds - and that's what this episode is all about. 

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Amber DJ ,

I can only control ME

I have really been able to dive into my own “things” and realize my mindset is where the biggest “issue” or Greatest Success starts. Cameron has a real, down to earth and positive approach to put you back in the drivers seat of your own reality and how you respond to it and show up everyday. For yourself and for your Family.

AlyOutdoors ,

Refreshing insight

Cameron brings her unique insight to every day situations. You don't want to miss this point of view from such an authentic storyteller.

dlk1111 ,

Highly recommended

Cameron has a wonderful blend of experience and humility. She has it all thought through, but admits she doesn’t necessarily have it all figured out - yet. She offers great perspective, sound advice and welcome humor. The podcast is a great listen not only for stepmoms - but for those of us who love them!

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