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The Blended Family Podcast is a weekly show with a strong focus on strategies and methods to help your family thrive. Blended Families face many difficulties and challenges which can sometimes drive families apart. The goal of this podcast is is to help your family grow together through these challenges and create the peaceful and loving home you desire. Your host, Melissa, understands these struggles because she has a blended family of her own. When you listen to this podcast, you will see that the family life you have always dreamed of is completely attainable!

The Blended Family Podcast is a weekly show with a strong focus on strategies and methods to help your family thrive. Blended Families face many difficulties and challenges which can sometimes drive families apart. The goal of this podcast is is to help your family grow together through these challenges and create the peaceful and loving home you desire. Your host, Melissa, understands these struggles because she has a blended family of her own. When you listen to this podcast, you will see that the family life you have always dreamed of is completely attainable!

Location:

Melbourne, FL

Description:

The Blended Family Podcast is a weekly show with a strong focus on strategies and methods to help your family thrive. Blended Families face many difficulties and challenges which can sometimes drive families apart. The goal of this podcast is is to help your family grow together through these challenges and create the peaceful and loving home you desire. Your host, Melissa, understands these struggles because she has a blended family of her own. When you listen to this podcast, you will see that the family life you have always dreamed of is completely attainable!

Language:

English


Episodes

Joe Pomeroy-Expert at helping business minded men become the best family men they can be!

8/2/2021
melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com Joe Pomeroy knows how to translate business principles into family success. Joe gained a deep knowledge of business while helping build an 8-figure company and earning his MBA. More importantly, Joe discovered how to utilize those hard-earned skills to save his marriage and his family. He went from his wife walking out the door, to having a confident, committed, and connected relationship, and now he is committed to helping...

Duration:00:57:20

Debbie Ausburn, author of the book Raising Other People's Children

7/26/2021
melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com Debbie Ausburn is the author of the book Raising Other People’s Children and has spent more than 40 years working with children who've experienced trauma. Her many roles include social worker, group home parent, foster parent, and stepparent. Along with parenting seven foster, adopted, and stepchildren, Debbie has served as a criminal prosecutor, volunteer, and Board member with nonprofit organizations. She is now an attorney...

Duration:00:50:37

Are you feeling your feelings?

7/19/2021
melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com We all have feelings, and they are there to help us. Most of us do not know how to work with our feelings, and instead we push them down and suppress them for various reasons. This is quite common in the blended family. It’s important that we learn to recognize and process our feelings and emotions so that they do not get trapped in the body. My personal journey with feelingsWhy feelings are importantHow thoughts and...

Duration:00:35:23

Gray Divorce, with Carol Hughes and Bruce Fredenburg

7/12/2021
melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com Carol Hughes, PhD, LMFT, holds her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, achieving both summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors. She is also a two-time Fulbright Scholar. Carol served for ten years as an Associate Professor of Human Services at Saddleback College. In her practice in Laguna Hills, CA, as a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and family-focused...

Duration:00:45:46

Post COVID stressors, and how they affect our children, with Dr. Regine Muradian

7/5/2021
melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com Dr. Regine Muradian is a licensed clinical psychologist, children’s author, speaker, consultant, and mental health advocate. In her clinical practice, Dr. Muradian works with children, adolescents, and adults who present with a wide range of emotional stressors. She specializes in Anxiety and is a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP), ADHD, Depression, Eating Disorders/Body Image, and Executive Functioning...

Duration:00:48:14

How to make your multi cultural blended family work!

6/28/2021
melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com When two families come together, there are always differences in structure, tradition, discipline, and family values. Many blended families also experience cultural differences, where two families from entirely different cultures come together. This can present many challenges to a blended family, yet there are always benefits if we choose to seek them out. In this show, you’ll learn about what some of these cultural...

Duration:00:35:35

Moving Past Trauma into Peace, with expert Jolyn Armstrong

6/21/2021
melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com When her son was arrested, Jolyn Armstrong discovered that even an idyllic life can be turned upside down in an instant by catastrophe. That’s why she launched Grapevine Mindware, a counseling and coaching program aimed at helping you end the pain, find peace, and get your life back after a personal catastrophe. Jolyn’s mission is to help everyone achieve peace and joy regardless of outside circumstances. Her personal...

Duration:00:41:44

Resiliency and conflict resolution, with expert Kristin MacDermott

6/7/2021
melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com Kristin MacDermott is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a decade of research in resilience. Her resilience-training programs have been validated in four studies with researchers from the Duke Clinical Research Institute, published in peer-reviewed journals, and proven to improve key mental health and resilience outcomes, including anxiety, depression, distress, self-efficacy, and PTSD. Kristin has designed...

Duration:00:42:48

How to live a BOLD life when your family doesn't look like the norm, with Jessica Frew

5/17/2021
melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com Jessica Frew is a wife, ex-wife, mom, stepmom, and BOLD action taker. She has a successful podcast called “Husband in Law” that she records with her husband, Matt, and her ex-husband, Steve. Together they are sharing their stories of love, marriage, coming out, divorce, remarriage and co-parenting to help others know they are not alone. They also co-own The BOLD Logic, a company devoted to helping people go from living in an...

Duration:00:40:27

Q and A show about me!

5/10/2021
melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com This is a Q and A show about me! After years of podcasting, I realize I do not share much personal information about me, so I asked the listeners to send in some questions. I hope this show helps you get to know me better! Here are some of the questions I answer! Do I come from a blended family and what was my upbringing like?What are some of my favorite things?What is something people would be surprised to know about me?...

Duration:00:27:05

Mother's Day Special, with Lynda Cormier

5/3/2021
melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com

Duration:00:46:42

Moving Past Challenging Co Parenting Decisions

4/26/2021
melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com In this solo show, I'm going to talk about how to manage major parental differences in your coparenting relationship. I’ll start by reading a very important COVID question from a listener, as our current events are having a major effect on blended families everywhere. Then I’ll share tips on how to manage your differences and come to a solution in the best way possible! In this episode I will discuss Connect with me Join the...

Duration:00:31:14

Co Parenting Like CEO's, with Elise Buie!

4/19/2021
melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com Elise Buie, Esq. is a passionate, creative, problem-solving family law attorney who creates solutions, not obstacles. After evacuating her hometown of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and surviving a divorce, Elise landed in Seattle and founded her law firm. Elise's practice involves all aspects of family law, guided by a collaborative philosophy and her deep understanding of complex parenting issues. Elise opened her firm...

Duration:01:07:21

How to rescue your marriage, with Kim Bowen

4/12/2021
melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com KIM BOWEN is a licensed professional counselor who offers relationship therapy through her company, The Marriage Place. Her blogs and newsletters have been featured in various publications and she is the author of the book, The Love, Joy, Peace Workbook: A Couple's Bible Study. She just relaunched her book Marriage Rescue: Triage Toolkit. Her mission is to help couples build stronger, healthier and happier relationships. She...

Duration:00:47:40

Biddy Bedtime Stories, with podcast host David

3/29/2021
melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com "Biddy Bedtime Stories" is the internet's only sitcom style podcast for kids, pure and simple. There's nothing else like it. The humor is tailored for both the kids and the grownups. Think of it as a joint spinoff of "Mr. Rogers" and "The Office" with a hint of Bugs Bunny thrown in for good measure. David is a 10 year veteran podcaster with his family focused "Biddy Stories" podcast. He hails from Minnesota and is an...

Duration:00:39:25

Rosa Garcia, podcaster, and blended mom of a multi cultural family!

3/22/2021
Rosa Garcia is a loving mom to 7 children, yes you heard right, 7 kids, 5 bio and 2 stepchildren! Not only does she dedicate her time to her multi cultural family, but she is also the host on the Mi Familia Ensamblada Podcast which in English means My Blended family. The goal of her podcast is to help blended families in the Spanish speaking community by sharing her personal stories, what she has learned in the process of becoming a blended family, the resources that have been of help to...

Duration:00:38:32

The Teenage Perspective, Part 2

3/15/2021
melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com This is part 2 of a 2 part series on the teenagers perspective in the blended family. Brad Jaffe is a licensed therapist in south Florida who works with young adults struggling with mood, anxiety and personality disorders, as well as dysfunctional families. Brad believes that treatment involves not just the "identified patient," but the entire family. In addition to his private practice, he is on the corporate therapist for...

Duration:00:23:18

The Teenage Perspective, Part 1

3/8/2021
melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com This is part 1 of a 2 part series on the teenagers perspective in the blended family. Brad Jaffe is a licensed therapist in south Florida who works with young adults struggling with mood, anxiety and personality disorders, as well as dysfunctional families. Brad believes that treatment involves not just the "identified patient," but the entire family. In addition to his private practice, he is on the corporate therapist for...

Duration:00:48:22

Habits That Could be Hurting your Blended Family

3/1/2021
melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com Blended families are challenging! Developing some healthy habits early on can help your blended family grow in great ways. There are also some very unhealthy habits that blended families adopt that have an adverse effect on the blended family growth. Unfortunately, the unhealthy habits are often the ones that stick, and many do not realize this until excess damage has been done. In this show we will explore some of these...

Duration:00:32:57

Time To Fly, with author Eileen Robertson Hamra

2/22/2021
Reality, as Eileen Robertson Hamra perceived it, instantaneously altered the moment authorities confirmed that the plane her husband was piloting had crashed, and he had not survived. In the process of mourning her loss, with three young children in tow, where Eileen wandered and landed was nothing short of miraculous. Between the valleys of grief and the peaks of hope, she discovered that keeping promises to those that have left this world is a lifelong act, and honoring one love does not...

Duration:00:49:55