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The Step-mom Strong Podcast

The Step-mom Strong Podcast

By Nathalie Savell
Welcome to the Step-mom Strong podcast! Where Step-moms come to get growth-oriented support, tips and tricks as they navigate the complex terrain of blended family life. Show notes can be found at
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They're "Nacho kids"!!!!! Make this your mantra & you will THRIVE!! with Lori Sims of
Sometimes the most loving, healthy approach is to back off and REALLY recognize that your stepkids are not your kids. Lori explains why and how helpful this method can be. Be sure to check out her podcast, the Nachokids podcast at!
July 06, 2019
Ep. 020: Positive Discipline- What to do when your stepkids drive you batty! with Casey O'Roarty
Casey is an amazing positive discipline parenting coach with 2 teenagers of her own with such good wisdom about connecting with kids and the importance of building relationships. It's especially helpful to hear her perspective on the kids that are the most difficult to connect with! Find more from her on the Joyful Courage Podcast.
May 19, 2019
Ep. 019: Empower Yourself: Use your thoughts to change your challenges with Julie Kleinhans.
How to Shift from Victim to Empowered regardless of your challenges! Using the concept of thoughts become things to Empower yourself as a Step-mom with Julie Kleinhans, of Successful Kids Revolution.
April 16, 2019
Ep.018: From Drama and Chaos to Peace and Thriving with Jenna Korf
The process of hanging in there, and when you're in it for the wrong reasons!
February 22, 2019
Ep. 017: How to talk to kids about SEX with Mama Sutra aka Dr. Lanae St. John
How to you raise your kids to have a healthy relationship with sex and make sure they're not getting the wrong ideas? Dr. Lanae (aka Mama Sutra) answers this and more on today's interview!
January 29, 2019
Ep. 016: Get Confident! How to handle yourself without losing your mind with Naja Hall
I had a blast in this interview with Naja Hall as she discusses how she overcame her Stepmom challenges, her phenomenal book, "Girl, Bye" and the type of work she now does with stepfamilies.
January 08, 2019
Ep. 015: Dealing with high-conflict ex & parental alienation with Tracy Poizner
Tracy is an amazing Step-mom Coach with SO MUCH experience regarding parental alienation and wisdom that she's come to so many trials and tribulations! Can't wait for you to hear this!!!
December 20, 2018
Ep. 014 Stepmom Mastery: how to find clarity, confidence & connection
Ready to leave overwhelm, self-doubt and resentment behind? Ready to enjoy your romantic relationship and feel like yourself again?
December 17, 2018
Ep.013: Reviving a Broken Step-Couple: From wondering where the love went to finding healing and growth, with Nancy Landrum
I absolutely loved this interview with Step-mom expert Nancy Landrum and could so relate to her story! She speaks so powerfully about how her love was so lost in resentment and parenting conflicts and what she and her husband did to repair their relationship. Very powerful stuff!
December 14, 2018
Ep. 012: Keeping Sane During the Holidays part 2: words of advice from other Stepmoms
Hear from the Empowered Stepmom Squad- their tips and tricks for successful blended family holidays!
December 12, 2018
Ep. 011: Why Three's a Crowd: A cultural understanding of Stepmotherhood challenges with Erin Careless!
Erin Carless gives us the scholarly perspective on why Stepmotherhood brings up so much for so many. She talks about womens roles historically, how they've changed and how this role sheds light on what's expected of women in general. It blew my mind and I'm sure it will blow yours, too!
December 06, 2018
Ep. 010: Keeping Sane during the Holidays! part 1: top ten self-care tips!
My Step-mom Success Pyramid & top 10 tips for self- care during busy times! Email me with feedback at and join the convo in my free facebook group for Step-moms!
December 02, 2018
Ep. 9: Perspective of an Adult Step-child- The important role a Step-mom can play, with Ellie Knaus
What do you want your step-kids to say about you in 20 years? Ellie Knaus of the amazing Atomic Moms podcast talks about her experience growing up with 2 moms, what she remembers the most and how she viewed her Step-mama!
November 30, 2018
Ep.8 - Ensuring the stability of the most foundational piece of a blended family- why Its CRUCIAL to work on your romantic relationship
I want you to be enjoying your romantic relationship!!! Why its important to work at things! I talk about how you can be sure to have the best relationship possible and why it's important!!! This is in celebration of the workbook I created, which can be purchased at with an awesome Cyber Monday deal!! The Step-Couple Success Workbook is a great place to get started!
November 26, 2018
Ep. 7: When you're at the end of your rope! Sometimes, you gotta "Nacho", with Lori & David Sims
This inspiring Step-couple talks in this re-released interview about how they almost didn't make it, and how loving detachment saved their marriage!
November 23, 2018
Ep.6 : Peace no matter what regardless of bio-mom drama, with Anna DeAcosta
How to be at peace with the ex, the kids, the whole crazy sha-bang! In this Re-release of "Empowering Stepmoms" interview with Anna DeAcosta, Mindful Stepmom Coach, you'll get her wisdom and insight into how she created a dream life with the love of her life in spite of it all!!!
November 14, 2018
Ep. 5: Stepmotherhood as a Path to Enlightenment with Dr. Laura Markham
Use your challenges as growth opportunities! Listen to one of the most influential people in my parenting journey Dr. Laura Markham, Peaceful Parenting expert, talk about the unique challenges that come up in parenthood and how they can really grow us as people.
November 09, 2018
Ep. 4: The power of play & handling parenting challenges with more ease with Avital Shreiber
Avital is a "Childhood Designer & Mindful Parenting Coach" and this episode gets to how Stepmoms can transform the experience of their home for their stepkids. She gives great advice on the balancing act of having two homes, screen time dynamics, and more! Enjoy! Shownotes and resources can be found at:
November 05, 2018
Ep. 3 What's this podcast about?
Wisdom of the ages! Catered towards Step-moms, applicable to anyone wanting to be healthier and happier. 😊
November 01, 2018
Ep.2: Dr. Sue Johnson of Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
What is underneath defensiveness? Why do couples have such a hard time listening to each other so often? Why do I feel left out as a Step-mom? Answers to these questions and more! In this episode I speak with Dr. Sue Johnson on the basics of having a healthy relationship as she has seen in her years of personal and professional experience as a researcher, psychologist, & therapist. She also happens to be a Step-mom herself which I did not know before the episode so she gives her insight and wisdom into what makes being a Step-mom so particularly challenging and some of the things that we can do to help ourselves within this role. She stresses HOW important it is to make sure we have a strong foundation of a step-couple in the blended family dynamics and how to make sure you do everything you can to do that. Enjoy! Show notes can be found at:
November 01, 2018
Ep. 1 Success as a Step-couple with Bob & Lori Hollander
These two relationship experts bring fun, real-talk, and years of personal and professional knowledge and experience to the conversation about the fundamentals of relationship health and particularly how it applies to a step-couple.
October 28, 2018