The Stepmom Coach Podcast
How To Connect With Your Child and Help Them Sleep Better  And Reclaim Your Evenings

How To Connect With Your Child and Help Them Sleep Better And Reclaim Your Evenings

June 26, 2020

Square_The_Stepmom_Coach_Podcast_Brook202006__6wtp4.pngWhat would you give to not have your kids or stepkids argue, fight or resist going to bed every night?

I remember when our kids were young, there were times when it seemed to take forever to have them go to bed, let alone fall asleep. Bedtime meant alone time for me and my husband not to mention the health benefits of our kids, making sure they had enough sleep.

On Today’s podcast, I’m talking with Brook Packard, a writer, musician and an early childhood educator who created the Sleepytime Club which makes bedtime simple for families, helping parents reclaim their evenings. She believes bedtime is the first, best habit; a moment of grace to us every single night; and that we can change the world for the better by using this time to care for ourselves and our families and communities. 

You can learn more about Brook at sleepytimeclub.com.

About Claudette Chenevert

About Claudette

Claudette Chenevert, known as The Stepmom Coach works with stepmoms who are struggling to create a cohesive family life. Claudette, a Master Certified Stepfamily Foundation Coach helps stepmoms build and create strong and healthy stepfamilies by helping stepmoms focus on what they want as a woman, a partner and a parent.

Claudette has over 30 years of experience as a stepmom and 36 years as a mother. She understands what it’s like to be in your shoes and teaches the best strategies to make life as a stepmom more harmonious.

Claudette offers online support groups, self-study stepmom programs, and one-on-one coaching. Claudette also writes for Stepmom Magazine, has a blog and speaks on parenting platforms.  Her book The Stepmom's Book of Boundaries: How and Where to Draw the Line --for a Happier, Healthier Stepfamily is available on Amazon, https://amzn.to/2DawHnZ

For more information of programs and service, go to https://www.stepmomcoach.com 

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The Perspective on Guilty And Disney Dads and How to Help Them Turn Around

The Perspective on Guilty And Disney Dads and How to Help Them Turn Around

June 18, 2020

Square_The_Stepmom_Coach_Podcast_Tracy202006s_bvxf2.pngHave you ever felt like your partner may be interacting with his kids out of guilt or maybe even shame because of the breakup of the family?

Do you feel he might be compensating for not being with his kids 24/7 by being a Disney Dad?

On today’s podcast, I’ll be talking with Tracy Poizner, a stepmom of 14 years, an alternative healthcare professional and a fellow podcaster of her weekly Essential Stepmom show, who will share her perspective on why dads behave the way they do. 

Tracy is the host of the weekly Essential Stepmom podcast, now being heard in 48 countries worldwide. She offers unconventional advice and inspiration for what she calls The Womanly Art of Raising Someone Else's Kids.  As a stepmom for 14 years, and an alternative healthcare professional for over 20 years, she has a special perspective on emotional healing and how to balance our personal needs as stepmoms with the requirements of this challenging lifestyle. Tracy's website is essentialstepmom.com.

Download Tracy's free offer 3 Secrets of Successful Stepmoms: a free pdf guide.

About Claudette

Claudette Chenevert, known as The Stepmom Coach works with stepmoms who are struggling to create a cohesive family life. Claudette, a Master Certified Stepfamily Foundation Coach helps stepmoms build and create strong and healthy stepfamilies by helping stepmoms focus on what they want as a woman, a partner and a parent.

Claudette has over 30 years of experience as a stepmom and 36 years as a mother. She understands what it’s like to be in your shoes and teaches the best strategies to make life as a stepmom more harmonious.

Claudette offers online support groups, self-study stepmom programs, and one-on-one coaching. Claudette also writes for Stepmom Magazine, has a blog and speaks on parenting platforms.  Her book The Stepmom's Book of Boundaries: How and Where to Draw the Line --for a Happier, Healthier Stepfamily? is available on Amazon, https://amzn.to/2DawHnZ

For more information of programs and service, go to https://www.stepmomcoach.com

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Dealing With Postpartum Depression

Dealing With Postpartum Depression

October 25, 2019

Having a baby is one of the most precious event a woman can go through. It’s life changing.  But when you're faced with postpartum depression, that joy can be taken away from you and the family.

Postpartum is a topic that not many women care to talk about. It seems so unmotherly. Yet as Leslie McKeough, a licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in postpartum adjustment and perinatal loss shared with us, close to 90% of women today will suffer some form of postpartum depression.

Leslie's approach combines support, education and counseling.  She often works with women and their partners in the recovery process as postpartum difficulties affect the whole family.  She also has several years experience working with adolescents and families.

If you or someone you know suffers from postpartum depression, go to www.corevalu.com or visit https://www.postpartum.net/ to find out where you can get help today.

About Claudette

Claudette Chenevert, known as The Stepmom Coach works with stepmoms who are struggling to create a cohesive family life. Claudette, a Master Certified Stepfamily Foundation Coach helps stepmoms build and create strong and healthy stepfamilies by helping stepmoms focus on what they want as a woman, a partner and a parent.

Claudette has over 30 years of experience as a stepmom and 36 years as a mother. She understands what it’s like to be in your shoes and teaches the best strategies to make life as a stepmom more harmonious.

Claudette offers online support groups, self-study stepmom programs, and one-on-one coaching. Claudette also writes for Stepmom Magazine, has a blog and speaks on parenting platforms.  Her book The Stepmom's Book of Boundaries: How and Where to Draw the Line --for a Happier, Healthier Stepfamily? is available on Amazon, https://amzn.to/2DawHnZ

For more information of programs and service, go to https://www.stepmomcoach.com

Social Media #stepmomcoach

The Power of Forgiveness with Taylor Tagg

The Power of Forgiveness with Taylor Tagg

August 22, 2019

Do you feel like your stepkids or the ex have done you wrong and you have a hard time letting go? Are you feeling bitter and resentful at how your life is turning out?

Maybe it's time to think about forgiveness. Forgiveness is not about letting the others walk all over you, or to let them get away with their bad behaviors or action. For starters, forgiveness is letting go of the pain and sting that the person's actions have done against you. Forgiveness is an act of self love.

Forgiving another person is probably one of the hardest things we might ever have to do.

If you're in a place where you are tired of feeling the wait of the anger and resentment on your shoulders, this is the show for you.

Taylor Tagg is the author of the book "The Path To A Peaceful Heart" and a Forgiveness Educator and Facilitator at The Midwest Institute for Forgiveness Training

To learn more about Taylor Tagg and his work, visit his website at www.theevolvingheart.com 

 

About Claudette

Claudette Chenevert, known as The Stepmom Coach works with stepmoms who are struggling to create a cohesive family life. Claudette, a Master Certified Stepfamily Foundation Coach helps stepmoms build and create strong and healthy stepfamilies by helping stepmoms focus on what they want as a woman, a partner and a parent.

Claudette has over 30 years of experience as a stepmom and 36 years as a mother. She understands what it’s like to be in your shoes and teaches the best strategies to make life as a stepmom more harmonious.

Claudette offers online support groups, self-study stepmom programs, and one-on-one coaching. Claudette also writes for Stepmom Magazine, has a blog and speaks on parenting platforms.  Her book The Stepmom's Book of Boundaries: How and Where to Draw the Line --for a Happier, Healthier Stepfamily? is available on Amazon, https://amzn.to/2DawHnZ

For more information of programs and service, go to https://www.stepmomcoach.com

Social Media #stepmomcoach

My First Mother’s Day As a Stepmom

My First Mother’s Day As a Stepmom

May 10, 2019

For many stepmoms, Mother's Day is a difficult day for them. It's a reminder that the man they love has kids with another woman, whom the kids call mom and often want to spend the day with her.

Most likely, you do a lot for your stepkids, just like a regular mom. The only difference, is you get not recognition or appreciation for what you provide to the family. 

In this podcast, I share my very first Mother's Day as a stepmom and how, with each passing year, my relationship with my stepdaughters got better. 

How are you planning on celebrating this Mother's Day? What are some of your challenges and struggles attached to this day?

Leave a comment below and I'll gladly respond.

About Claudette

Claudette Chenevert, known as The Stepmom Coach works with stepmoms who are struggling to create a cohesive family life. Claudette, a Master Certified Stepfamily Foundation Coach helps stepmoms build and create strong and healthy stepfamilies by helping stepmoms focus on what they want as a woman, a partner and a parent.

Claudette has over 30 years of experience as a stepmom and 36 years as a mother. She understands what it’s like to be in your shoes and teaches the best strategies to make life as a stepmom more harmonious.

Claudette offers online support groups, self-study stepmom programs, and one-on-one coaching. Claudette also writes for Stepmom Magazine, has a blog and speaks on parenting platforms.  Her book The Stepmom's Book of Boundaries: How and Where to Draw the Line --for a Happier, Healthier Stepfamily? is available on Amazon, https://amzn.to/2DawHnZ

For more information of programs and service, go to https://www.stepmomcoach.com

Social Media #stepmomcoach

What You Should Do Before Giving Your Children Smartphones

What You Should Do Before Giving Your Children Smartphones

April 26, 2019

Your stepchild comes home with a smartphone, one that you didn't approve of. What are some of the things you can do to help your kids stay safe will taking on the responsibility or technology.

During our interview, Lisa shared some great resources that we want to share with you:

The book "iRules" by Janelle Burley Hoffman which shows one Mom's technology contract that went viral. It's a great read!  https://www.amazon.com/iRules-Tech-Healthy-Selfies-Sexting-Growing/dp/1623363527

Janelle's iRules website makes creating your own customized tech contract easy http://www.irules.co/builder/

Wait before 8th Facebook page (a movement to wait until 8th grade to give kids a smartphone) https://www.facebook.com/waituntil8th/

If you enjoyed this audio, please share it with your family and friends. We'd love to hear your thoughts and comments as well.

 

About Claudette

Claudette Chenevert, known as The Stepmom Coach works with stepmoms who are struggling to create a cohesive family life. Claudette, a Master Certified Stepfamily Foundation Coach helps stepmoms build and create strong and healthy stepfamilies by helping stepmoms focus on what they want as a woman, a partner and a parent.

Claudette has over 30 years of experience as a stepmom and 36 years as a mother. She understands what it’s like to be in your shoes and teaches the best strategies to make life as a stepmom more harmonious.

Claudette offers online support groups, self-study stepmom programs, and one-on-one coaching. Claudette also writes for Stepmom Magazine, has a blog and speaks on parenting platforms.  Her book The Stepmom's Book of Boundaries: How and Where to Draw the Line --for a Happier, Healthier Stepfamily? is available on Amazon, https://amzn.to/2DawHnZ

For more information of programs and service, go to https://www.stepmomcoach.com

Social Media #stepmomcoach

Lisa Honold is an Online Safety Advocate who is passionate about keeping kids safe online. She teaches parents, educators and organizations how to be the guard rails on the information superhighway by setting up boundaries for kids online. She's a positive discipline parent educator and is in-the-trenches as a parent to three digital natives of her own. You can find her at www.ParentingDigitalNatives.com
https://www.facebook.com/ParentingDigitalNatives/

Keeping Your Kids Safe From Dangerous Challenges

Keeping Your Kids Safe From Dangerous Challenges

April 24, 2019

There's been talk of challenges of the type of MoMo that may or may not appear on children's videos.

During our conversation, Claudette and Lisa discuss the dangers of online challenges and ways to keep your children safe.

 

Let us know what you thought of our interview or if you have any comments or questions for us.

Claudette Chenevert, known as The Stepmom Coach works with stepmoms who are struggling to create a cohesive family life. Claudette, a Master Certified Stepfamily Foundation Coach helps stepmoms build and create strong and healthy stepfamilies by helping stepmoms focus on what they want as a woman, a partner and a parent.

 

About Claudette

Claudette Chenevert, known as The Stepmom Coach works with stepmoms who are struggling to create a cohesive family life. Claudette, a Master Certified Stepfamily Foundation Coach helps stepmoms build and create strong and healthy stepfamilies by helping stepmoms focus on what they want as a woman, a partner and a parent.

Claudette has over 30 years of experience as a stepmom and 36 years as a mother. She understands what it’s like to be in your shoes and teaches the best strategies to make life as a stepmom more harmonious.

Claudette offers online support groups, self-study stepmom programs, and one-on-one coaching. Claudette also writes for Stepmom Magazine, has a blog and speaks on parenting platforms.  Her book The Stepmom's Book of Boundaries: How and Where to Draw the Line --for a Happier, Healthier Stepfamily? is available on Amazon, https://amzn.to/2DawHnZ

For more information of programs and service, go to https://www.stepmomcoach.com

Social Media #stepmomcoach

Lisa Honold is an Online Safety Advocate who is passionate about keeping kids safe online. She teaches parents, educators and organizations how to be the guard rails on the information superhighway by setting up boundaries for kids online. She's a positive discipline parent educator and is in-the-trenches as a parent to three digital natives of her own. You can find her at www.ParentingDigitalNatives.com
https://www.facebook.com/ParentingDigitalNatives/

Are You On The Same Page When It Comes To Your Kids and Technology?

Are You On The Same Page When It Comes To Your Kids and Technology?

April 22, 2019

When it comes to online safety, it's important to be on the same page. What happens if you and your ex can't get along?

Lisa and Claudette share tips to help you be on the same page.

The first circle Lisa talks about is on aligning as parenting partners and on family values. To read more about Lisa's Five Circles of Online Safety, go to https://parentingdigitalnatives.com/circles-of-safety/ 

Who are Claudette and Lisa?

About Claudette

Claudette Chenevert, known as The Stepmom Coach works with stepmoms who are struggling to create a cohesive family life. Claudette, a Master Certified Stepfamily Foundation Coach helps stepmoms build and create strong and healthy stepfamilies by helping stepmoms focus on what they want as a woman, a partner and a parent.

Claudette has over 30 years of experience as a stepmom and 36 years as a mother. She understands what it’s like to be in your shoes and teaches the best strategies to make life as a stepmom more harmonious.

Claudette offers online support groups, self-study stepmom programs, and one-on-one coaching. Claudette also writes for Stepmom Magazine, has a blog and speaks on parenting platforms.  Her book The Stepmom's Book of Boundaries: How and Where to Draw the Line --for a Happier, Healthier Stepfamily? is available on Amazon, https://amzn.to/2DawHnZ

For more information of programs and service, go to https://www.stepmomcoach.com

Social Media #stepmomcoach

Lisa Honold is an Online Safety Advocate who is passionate about keeping kids safe online. She teaches parents, educators and organizations how to be the guard rails on the information superhighway by setting up boundaries for kids online. She's a positive discipline parent educator and is in-the-trenches as a parent to three digital natives of her own. You can find her at www.ParentingDigitalNatives.com

https://www.facebook.com/ParentingDigitalNatives/

Do You Spy On Your Kids

Do You Spy On Your Kids

March 22, 2019

With Lisa Honold and Claudette Chenevert 

I’ll admit, I “spied" on our kids while they lived in our home, especially during their teen years. There was nothing fun or exciting about snooping on what our kids did on the internet (which by today's standards would be seen as primitive), going through their stuff to make sure they weren’t doing anything illegal or immoral. 

This was one area where my husband and I strongly disagreed on whether it was OK for me to spy on our kids or not. And he’s not the only one. Recently, I asked my Facebook followers if they spied on their kids and the responses were from Absolutely to Never and everything in between. 

Now if I changed the word from spying to monitoring, then the response was different. Even my husband was more on board with the thought of monitoring our kids and seeing this as being responsible parents. 

So what’s the difference between spying and monitoring? Lisa and I talk about this in our video and what best tools to use to help you monitor your children without being invasive.

 

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About Claudette

Claudette Chenevert, known as The Stepmom Coach works with stepmoms who are struggling to create a cohesive family life. Claudette, a Master Certified Stepfamily Foundation Coach helps stepmoms build and create strong and healthy stepfamilies by helping stepmoms focus on what they want as a woman, a partner and a parent.

Claudette has over 30 years of experience as a stepmom and 36 years as a mother. She understands what it’s like to be in your shoes and teaches the best strategies to make life as a stepmom more harmonious.

Claudette offers online support groups, self-study stepmom programs, and one-on-one coaching. Claudette also writes for Stepmom Magazine, has a blog and speaks on parenting platforms.  Her book The Stepmom's Book of Boundaries: How and Where to Draw the Line --for a Happier, Healthier Stepfamily? is available on Amazon, https://amzn.to/2DawHnZ

For more information of programs and service, go to https://www.stepmomcoach.com

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day

March 8, 2018

Celebrating all day long the amazing women that help up make a difference in our world, encourage and embrace gender equality, and teach others what that looks like. 
Here is a video that two of my colleagues and I created, sharing our thoughts and wisdom about what Women's Day means to us.

http://empowerthedream.com/intl-womens-day-2018-webinar/

#PressForProgress #IWD2018 #internationalwomensday #stepmom #stepmomcoach

“Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths.”
Lois Wyse

For far too long, our societies have misappropriately fused sex with gender to the point of creating a hierarchy among the sexes.

Boys are disciplined to present themselves as stoic, while girls are to portray themselves as emotional. Because of the association between emotionless and strength, and sensitivity and weakness, society often places men above women. Men are associated with strength, and women with weakness.

And this has trickled down to the workforce. sports, schools, among other places. where girls and women alike are not as valued for their worth. 
It's changing, yes....slowly.

How has this impacted our past, our future and what empowering ways can we show up and go forward as a whole society where our girls no longer feel less than?

Like this Poscast? Share it with other that might need a pick-me-up or some inspiration as to how to be a stronger and healthier stepmom. 

About Claudette

Claudette Chenevert, known as The Stepmom Coach works with stepmoms who are struggling to create a cohesive family life. Claudette, a Master Certified Stepfamily Foundation Coach helps stepmoms build and create strong and healthy stepfamilies by helping stepmoms focus on what they want as a woman, a partner and a parent.

Claudette has over 30 years of experience as a stepmom and 36 years as a mother. She understands what it’s like to be in your shoes and teaches the best strategies to make life as a stepmom more harmonious.

Claudette offers online support groups, self-study stepmom programs, and one-on-one coaching. Claudette also writes for Stepmom Magazine, has a blog and speaks on parenting platforms.  Her book The Stepmom's Book of Boundaries: How and Where to Draw the Line --for a Happier, Healthier Stepfamily? is available on Amazon, https://amzn.to/2DawHnZ

For more information of programs and service, go to https://www.stepmomcoach.com

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