The Step-mom Strong Podcast

Ep. 7: When you're at the end of your rope! Sometimes, you gotta "Nacho"!

An episode of 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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Ep.013: 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 talls about women's roles historically, how they've changed and how this role sheds light on whats expected of women in general. It blew my mind and I'm sure it will blow yours, too!!
December 6, 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 2, 2018
Ep. 9: The important role a Step-mom can play!
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 - enjoying your romance!!! 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"!
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
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 9, 2018
Ep. 4: Avital Shreiber- the power of play & handling parenting challenges with more ease
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 5, 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 1, 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 1, 2018
Ep. 1 Success as a Step-couple
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
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