The Pondering Podcast

"No One Ever Dreams of Becoming a Stepmom."

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By Michelle Zunter
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A weekly podcast dedicated to the dynamic community of women who are navigating the realm of blended families. I will discuss what it's like to be a stepmom, a mom AND a stepmom, plus relationship issues and self-improvement.
Each week there will be a topic or question posted on The Pondering Nook's Facebook and Instagram page so that followers can engage if they so desire. Responses will often be featured during my discussion on the show. Most episodes are 30 min or under so you can listen quickly while you're on the go, on your lunch break, or on your drive to work.
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A weekly podcast dedicated to the dynamic community of women who are navigating the realm of blended families. I will discuss what it's like to be a stepmom, a mom AND a stepmom, plus relationship issues and self-improvement.
Each week there will be a topic or question posted on The Pondering Nook's Facebook and Instagram page so that followers can engage if they so desire. Responses will often be featured during my discussion on the show. Most episodes are 30 min or under so you can listen quickly while you're on the go, on your lunch break, or on your drive to work.
www.theponderingnook.com

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Step-parenting Teenagers
In this episode, I discuss being a stepmom to teenagers. I go over feedback from my listeners as to how their own experiences with step-parenting teens are going -- plus we talk about how technology and cell phones are affecting the blended family dynamics. I offer up advice on how we can better manage our own behavior when our emotions are put to the limits with teenage and co-parenting challenges. Join me for this relatable discussion and feel free to share with a brave stepmom you know!
23:55
December 10, 2019
Advice for The New Stepmom
In this week's episode, I go over vital advice for new stepmoms given to me by seasoned stepmoms who have been there. I also talk about my own personal mistakes and lessons as a new stepmom back in the day while offering up my own advice. At the end of the podcast, I go over 5 points from my article, 5 Essential Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Stepmom.  I really hope this helps some beautiful stepmoms out there and thank you so much for tuning in!
24:43
December 3, 2019
"Trial by Fire"
Do you feel supported by your spouse in your blended family dynamic? This week on The Pondering Podcast, I discuss the challenges of maintaining a relationship while also navigating parenting & step-parenting. As always, I share the phenomenal feedback from real women who are in the trenches of blended family dynamics as well as sharing my own personal experiences. Tune in!  You can also read my parenting, stepparenting, and relationship blogs at The Pondering Nook!
24:26
November 19, 2019
"No One Ever Dreams of Becoming a Stepmom."
This episode I discuss how having a stepparent as a child influenced how you navigate your current role as a stepparent. Included are some wonderful reader responses on the topic as well as my own personal experiences. I also go over modern perceptions of the "wicked stepmother" idea and how that has changed in our society. 
22:52
November 12, 2019
"You Have The Power."
This episode we discuss the relationships between stepmoms and biological moms. I go over feedback from real stepmoms who are dealing with varying challenges in trying to co-parent with their stepchildren's biological mothers and ways in which we can try to cope with the issues that arise.
30:04
November 5, 2019
"Stepmoms Are Like A Glue..."
On this first full episode of The Pondering Podcast, I delve into some of the biggest challenges stepmoms face in their daily lives such as co-parenting, biological moms, full-time stepmom challenges, finding balance parenting both stepchildren and biological children in the home... plus more. While discussing feedback from real stepmoms, I go over ways we can all move forward in a productive way and how the dynamic role of a strong stepmom is really the glue that holds the blended family together.
18:47
October 28, 2019
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