The Stepmom Coach Podcast

Claudette Chenevert

The Stepmom Wisdom Circle podcast is a heartfelt, enlightening, and practical guide for stepmoms navigating the unique challenges of blended family dynamics. Hosted by a seasoned stepmom and professional coach with over three decades of experience, this podcast provides a supportive space for stepmoms to explore their roles, build strong relationships, and foster harmonious families. From candid discussions on setting boundaries and managing conflict, to invaluable advice on communication and self-care, the Stepmom Wisdom Circle empowers stepmoms with wisdom, empathy, and tools they need to thrive. Tune in for relatable stories, expert insights, and transformative strategies that will inspire you on your stepmom journey. To learn more about  go to stepmomcoach.com/smlinks/ read less
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Tales of Virtuous Stepmothers: A Conversation with Georgina Warren
May 17 2024
Tales of Virtuous Stepmothers: A Conversation with Georgina Warren
In today’s episode, we explore how stepmoms are painted in traditional fairy tales versus reality. Georgina’s book consists of 12 original fairy tales, each shifting the narrative to champion the stepmother as a positive influence. We'll also discuss the historical stigma attached to the title of stepmother and how Georgina aims to dismantle the overly clinical and negative discourse surrounding stepfamilies. Georgina acknowledges that while rebellion against stepparents is common among teens, her own relationship with her stepmother improved through shared responsibilities, experiences, and a broader supportive community. She advocates for a similar approach in nurturing positive stepfamily relationships. Georgina Warren is a graduate of Christopher Newport University, where she majored in French, and recently received her Master of Library and Information Science degree from the Catholic University of America. She lives in Washington, D.C., and currently works at the Library of Congress. Homeschooled until she was fifteen, she later attended the British School of Washington and the Field School, where she first cultivated her profound love of the literary, visual, and performing arts, and pursued her vision to become a writer, artist, and actor. Tales of Virtuous Stepmothers is the first installment of what will eventually be a three-volume collection.   Points of discussion:   Georgina's positive experience with her stepmother defies traditional stereotypes.Georgina shares positive stepmom experience, challenges acknowledged When stepmothers face backlash, stories address managing conflict.Navigating challenges, fostering support, and growing together.Encouraging positive perspective on role of stepmother.When stepmothers face challenges in blended families, support matters.Encourage reading stories, discuss positive role models. Links mentioned in the podcast:   Amazon: https://a.co/d/7DpwjSm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/r3belqueen249/ Goodread:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/30081007.Georgina_Warren Be sure to like, comment and share your thoughts about this episode and about this podcast.
Stepmom Wisdom: Role Models, Recognition, and Resilience: Finding Strength and Positivity in Your Stepmom Journey
May 14 2024
Stepmom Wisdom: Role Models, Recognition, and Resilience: Finding Strength and Positivity in Your Stepmom Journey
In this episode, we're diving into some key aspects of: The Role and Recognition of a Stepmom: We talk about the struggles of many stepmoms who don't feel acknowledged for the motherly roles they play and the importance of recognition coming from your partner.Role Model Mode: We focus on the essence of being a stepmom - setting positive examples for the children. More than the semantics, it's about the impact you're making in their lives.Grace Under Pressure: We reflect on the importance of handling challenging situations with grace and dignity, a key part of being a stepmom.Ignoring Stereotypes, Embracing Impact: We delve into the importance of overlooking societal labels and focusing on the positive influence you have on your stepchildren's lives. Brenda Ockun, founder and publisher of StepMom Magazine—the how-to guide for any woman who dates, lives with, or is married to someone who has kids, and a fellow stepmom, shares her wisdom on these areas. We also discuss the importance of partner support, and how your grace under pressure, your responses, and actions are observed and valued by your stepchildren. If you found this episode helpful, do share it with other stepmoms in need of encouragement and subscribe for more insightful episodes. You can leave a review on Apple Podcasts or your preferred podcast platform, which helps us serve you better. For more support and guidance, check out my book, "The Stepmom's Book of Boundaries," available in paperback, ebook, and audio formats. Feel free to reach out through our website or social media channels to share your challenges, feedback, or topics you'd like covered in future episodes. Thank you for joining the Stepmom Wisdom Circle. Remember, you're valued, seen, and doing a wonderful job. Until next time, continue setting positive examples and shining your light. Take care! Links Mentioned in this podcast: StepMom Magazine   Claudette Chenevert – The Stepmom Coach  The Stepmom’s Book of Boundaries   The Ultimate Stepfamily Summit
From Applications to Scholarships: Denise Thomas and Mindi Trimble's Guide to College Success
May 14 2024
From Applications to Scholarships: Denise Thomas and Mindi Trimble's Guide to College Success
Welcome to another episode of the Stepmom Wisdom Circle! If you're a stepparent or parent with teens looking to go to college, you're likely wondering how to afford one of the biggest milestones in their lives. In today's episode, we dive into the recent changes in the FAFSA application process and how they impact potential college students, especially those in stepfamilies. We'll explore common mistakes people make when completing the FAFSA and how to avoid them. Plus, we'll discuss what qualities colleges are looking for in prospective students and share specific steps families and students can take during their freshman and sophomore years of high school to prepare. Given the significant financial and emotional investment in the college application process, we'll also talk about how families can manage these pressures to avoid overwhelming their high school students. Today, I'm thrilled to welcome two experts in college applications and scholarship strategies. First, we have Denise Thomas, a TEDx speaker, international bestselling author, and mentor to parents of college-bound teenagers. Denise inspires, educates, and equips parents to actively support their children in achieving financial freedom. From bankruptcy to finding a way for her two homeschooled children to attend college and 17 scholarships totaling more than 199, 000, she's on a mission to help other families do the same, change lives, leave legacies, and flip the student debt statistics in the U. S.  Our next guest is Mindi Trimble, known as the 'bubble wrap' of college prep. Mindi mentors students on how to intentionally POP out from the application crowd without POPPING under pressure on the way to their best-fit college. Besides increasing acceptance rates, Mindi's Acceptance Academy program has helped students win scholarship and financial aid offers ranging from 5 to 30 times what they invest in her guidance. When not singing her students' praises, Mindi's flexing her Phi Beta Kappa from UC_Berkely skills at trivia nights, hiking with her family and German Sheagle, and using her formal opera training to make up silly versions of soprano arias. Stay tuned until the end to get all the links to the special programs Mindy and Denise are offering. Now, let's dive in!"   Here are some of the topics we addressed: Discovering affordable college options, overturning common myths.FAFSA is crucial for university aid - denouncing myths and urging application.FAFSA process improved to avoid errors.Parents need help with college scholarship process.Scholarship's importance for future success and help.Start early for better writing, scholarships and college applications.Waiting until junior year is a myth."Myth of the 'spike' for college admissions"Focus on intentional, impactful involvement, not superficial interest. Be well-rounded and make uncommon connections to inform your activities. LInks to the speaker's websites and programs: Denise Thomas: Website: https://www.getaheadoftheclass.com/ Application call to see if one of my programs is a good fit for your family https://www.getaheadoftheclass.com/apply Programs: - Cracking the Code to College or Private Client Services ( For families of middle school through high school juniors. Requires application and consult) - Cracking the Code to College- Digital Video Course (6-Month Access) https://www.getaheadoftheclass.com/digital-access-cracking-the-code-to-college-1 - Cracking the Code-College Success Edition https://www.getaheadoftheclass.com/CCFC-college-edition - Advanced College Scholarships https://www.getaheadoftheclass.com/Find-Scholarships-Course Mindi Trimble: Mindi Trimble Mentoring site:  www.minditrimble.com/mentoring Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/minditrimblementoring FB: https://www.facebook.com/minditrimblementoring If you know an 11th grader who needs college application help this summer, learn more about Mindi's mastermind/1:1 hybrid program #WinningCollege (first session starts May 19): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KZcnIuQurUnIEgwbcn1LxuX9czO_kq1kcl5FXcZxG14/edit?usp=sharing And BONUSES just for Stepmom Coach listeners: www.minditrimble.com/podcast. Snag my Bubble-Wrapped College Planning Timeline Resource for 8th-12th graders AND book a FREE YouScience Aptitude & Career Discovery Test & 1:1 Review Session ($350 value). YouScience is a robust data-gathering tool, not a test. No stress because you literally cannot fail. It's measuring a student's natural strengths and abilities—and we are going to celebrate them together and figure out what they mean for your child's future! BONUS: "And don't miss Denise Thomas or Mindi Trimble (and over 100 other speakers) on May 15 as part of the Family Matters MEGA Summit which raises funds for UNICEF and hosting talks on important family topics including health, relationships, parenting, finance, child development, education, and more! Register for free NOW!"   #FAFSA, #CollegeApplicationProcess, #FAFSAapplicationIssues, #CollegeScholarships, #FinancialAid, #ScholarshipApplications,
Do You Have Stepkids Heading To College? Conversation with College Expert Mindi Trimble to talk about what you need to know to get your stepkids the best chances to get it.
Apr 16 2024
Do You Have Stepkids Heading To College? Conversation with College Expert Mindi Trimble to talk about what you need to know to get your stepkids the best chances to get it.
Are you wondering how to pay for your kids or stepkids college? Do you know about the recent changes in FAFSA application and the impact it has on divorced parents and blended families? What are the best strategies that will give your student the best changes of getting accepted to the college? Let’s find out on The Stepmom Wisdom Circle   Here’s a bit more about Mindi Described as “the bubble wrap of life & college coaching,” Mindi Trimble encourages college-bound students to POP with fun, stress-relieving ideas for navigating their educational journeys using the Majorly Determined method inside her multi-year Accepted Academy program. She then makes sure they don’t POP under pressure by coaching them through carefully chosen coursework and self-directed experiences—all culminating in personality-filled applications that get put in the ‘yes’ pile. Besides increasing acceptance rates, working with Mindi has been known to yield college financial offers ranging from five to thirty times her students’ investment in her programs. When not singing her students’ praises, Mindi's flexing her Phi Beta Kappa-from-UC Berkeley skills at trivia nights, hiking with her family and German Sheagle, or using her formal opera training to make up silly versions of soprano arias. To Learn more about Mindi Trimble, go to www.minditrimble.com   If you found this episode helpful, do share it with other stepmoms in need of encouragement and subscribe for more insightful episodes. You can leave a review on Apple Podcasts or your preferred podcast platform, which helps us serve you better. For more support and guidance, check out my book, "The Stepmom's Book of Boundaries," available in paperback, ebook, and audio formats. Feel free to reach out through our website or social media channels to share your challenges, feedback, or topics you'd like covered in future episodes. Thank you for joining the Stepmom Wisdom Circle. Remember, you're valued, seen, and doing a wonderful job. Until next time, continue setting positive examples and shining your light. Take care! Links Mentioned in this podcast: Mindi Trimble  Https://www.MindiTrimble.com  Claudette Chenevert – The Stepmom Coach  https://www.StepmomCoach.com The Stepmom’s Book of Boundaries  https://www.stepmomcoach.com/SMBoundaries The Ultimate Stepfamily Summit   https://www.TheStepfamilySummit.com
Stepmom's Book of Boundaries Sample Audio Book
Jun 23 2021
Stepmom's Book of Boundaries Sample Audio Book
What’s missing in your stepfamily? If you’re in a stepfamily, you may feel as if something is missing. You can’t put it into words yet, but you know it’s a problem. Maybe you’re new to this. Maybe not. Still, everything from badly-behaved exes to parenting rifts causes squabbling that disrupts the harmony in your home. The Stepmom’s Book of Boundaries helps you thrive despite rocky relationships, schedule snafus, and more. Stepmom Magazine Contributor and Master Certified Stepfamily Coach Claudette Chenevert provides clear explanations, humorous insights and exercises to help you pave a path to healthier boundaries and more enforceable House Rules—for your own version of the white-picket-fence dream. You can find the full unabridged copy of The Stepmom's Book of Boundaries on most audiobook sellers or on www.StepmomCoach.com/Shop 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 Facebook Facebook Group Stepmom Supporting Stepmoms  Twitter  Instagram  Pinterest Linked In  YouTube
Rachel Brace - Children's Books On How To Deal With The Emotions of Separation And Divorce
Mar 31 2021
Rachel Brace - Children's Books On How To Deal With The Emotions of Separation And Divorce
What do you say to a child when you’re about to separate or get a divorce? Books are often a great way to help children understand complex issues such as these. But where do you find them? On today’s podcast, I’ll be talking with Rachel Brace, an author and psychologist who works with children, adolescents and their parents/caregivers who are in situations of family conflict, separation and divorce. Rachel has a keen interest in stepfamilies and in working with and supporting parents, stepparents and co-parents who are adjusting to shared care arrangements. Rachel’s previous work experience includes nine years with the Australian Family Law Courts as a Court appointed psychologist/Family Consultant. Since 2014 Rachel has been consulting privately in Sydney, providing Single Expert services in Family Law matters as well as therapeutic support to parents, children and young people facing transition, loss, growth and change. Originally from New Zealand, Rachel now lives in Sydney with her family. In this podcast, we’ talking about: How children perceive separation and divorceThe losses these children experienceWhen to talk about separation and divorce to our childrenHow to help the children deal with their emotions in healthy ways To learn more about Rachel and her books, go to www.kinshipbooks.com and read her blog at Stepping Through  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 Facebook Facebook Group Stepmom Supporting Stepmoms   Twitter  Instagram  Pinterest Linked In  YouTube
How To Connect With Your Child and Help Them Sleep Better  And Reclaim Your Evenings
Jun 26 2020
How To Connect With Your Child and Help Them Sleep Better And Reclaim Your Evenings
What 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  Social Media #stepmomcoach Facebook Instagram  Pinterest Linked In  YouTube
The Perspective on Guilty And Disney Dads and How to Help Them Turn Around
Jun 18 2020
The Perspective on Guilty And Disney Dads and How to Help Them Turn Around
Have 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 talks about Why dads may feel guilty or behave like Disney dadsThe importance of fathers in our homeThe Mother Role and the Father Role and what that means for your familyWhy following through will change how your 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. 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 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stepmomcoachTwitter: https://twitter.com/stepmomcoachInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/stepmomcoach/Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/stepmomcoach/Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stepmomcoach/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ClaudetteChenevert
Dealing With Postpartum Depression
Oct 25 2019
Dealing With Postpartum Depression
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 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stepmomcoachTwitter: https://twitter.com/stepmomcoachInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/stepmomcoach/Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/stepmomcoach/Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stepmomcoach/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ClaudetteChenevert
The Power of Forgiveness with Taylor Tagg
Aug 22 2019
The Power of Forgiveness with Taylor Tagg
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 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stepmomcoachTwitter: https://twitter.com/stepmomcoachInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/stepmomcoach/Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/stepmomcoach/Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stepmomcoach/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ClaudetteChenevert
My First Mother's Day As a Stepmom
May 10 2019
My First Mother's Day As a Stepmom
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 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stepmomcoachTwitter: https://twitter.com/stepmomcoachInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/stepmomcoach/Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/stepmomcoach/Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stepmomcoach/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ClaudetteChenevert
What You Should Do Before Giving Your Children Smartphones
Apr 26 2019
What You Should Do Before Giving Your Children Smartphones
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 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stepmomcoachTwitter: https://twitter.com/stepmomcoachInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/stepmomcoach/Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/stepmomcoach/Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stepmomcoach/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ClaudetteChenevert 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
Apr 24 2019
Keeping Your Kids Safe From Dangerous Challenges
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 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stepmomcoachTwitter: https://twitter.com/stepmomcoachInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/stepmomcoach/Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/stepmomcoach/Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stepmomcoach/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ClaudetteChenevert 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?
Apr 22 2019
Are You On The Same Page When It Comes To Your Kids and Technology?
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 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stepmomcoachTwitter: https://twitter.com/stepmomcoachInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/stepmomcoach/Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/stepmomcoach/Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stepmomcoach/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ClaudetteChenevert 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
Mar 22 2019
Do You Spy On Your Kids
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.   Here's the 20% discount for Bark code https://www.bark.us/signup?ref=PS3PQDK 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 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stepmomcoachTwitter: https://twitter.com/stepmomcoachInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/stepmomcoach/Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/stepmomcoach/Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stepmomcoach/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ClaudetteChenevert   #bark #boundary #stepmomcoach #thestepmomcoach #lisahonold #trust #stepmomwisdom #stepfamily #stepmom #stepmomhelp #spying  #monitoring
Celebrating International Women's Day
Mar 9 2018
Celebrating International Women's Day
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 Social Media #stepmomcoach Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stepmomcoach Twitter: https://twitter.com/stepmomcoach Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stepmomcoach/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/stepmomcoach/ Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stepmomcoach/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ClaudetteChenevert
When Your Stepkids Don't Love You
Feb 7 2018
When Your Stepkids Don't Love You
Many stepmoms share they wished they had a better relationship with their stepkids but it's not happening. It can be hard for stepmoms when the stepkids are not interested in creating any type of relationship with them. This can be even more difficult if the stepmom has no support from her spouse or partner. So what's a stepmom to do? In this video, I explains a few reasons your stepkids might not want to bond with you as a stepmom and what you can do to start bridging that gap, one step at a time. I'd love to hear what are some of the struggles you have as a stepmom (or stepdad) and share in the comments below. 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 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stepmomcoach Twitter: https://twitter.com/stepmomcoach Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stepmomcoach/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/stepmomcoach/ Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stepmomcoach/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ClaudetteChenevert "There is no manual on how to come together as a stepfamily." That may have been true at one time, but not anymore. Everything you are looking for to THRIVE in your relationships, you can find here. Come back often to see what new information I have for you. Better yet, just click the subscribe button and you will never miss another episode again.
Beating the Holiday Blues
Dec 19 2017
Beating the Holiday Blues
Holidays! Not everyone enjoys them. Maybe you're dreading the holidays because you're sad that you won't be all together as a family. If you're feeling sandwiched between your parents and your kids, maybe you have a sense of guilt about where to be and where to put your focus. Nostalgia of how it used to be can bring up grief about what's no longer there. Whatever reason that might be that you're feeling down about this festive time, Claudette and Sharona want to share with you some tips to help you get through those holiday blues. 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 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stepmomcoach Twitter: https://twitter.com/stepmomcoach Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stepmomcoach/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/stepmomcoach/ Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stepmomcoach/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ClaudetteChenevert Sharona ES The Midlife Women Dancing With Change http://www.MidLifeWomenDancingWithChange.com "There is no manual on how to come together as a stepfamily." That may have been true at one time, but not anymore. Everything you are looking for to THRIVE in your relationships, you can find here. Come back often to see what new information I have for you. Better yet, just click the subscribe button and you will never miss another episode again.
Finding Your Own Way To Being a Stepmom
Mar 18 2017
Finding Your Own Way To Being a Stepmom
There is so much advice out on the internet that it's hard to know what to listen to. Here are a few tips in helping you find your own way to being a stepmom. "There is no manual on how to come together as a stepfamily." That may have been true at one time, but not anymore. Everything you are looking for to THRIVE in your relationships, you can find here. Come back often to see what new information I have for you. Better yet, just click the subscribe button and you will never miss another episode again. 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 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stepmomcoach Twitter: https://twitter.com/stepmomcoach Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stepmomcoach/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/stepmomcoach/ Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stepmomcoach/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ClaudetteChenevert