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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!
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Melbourne, FL

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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!

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English


Episodes

189-Updates and Announcements, plus some tips for peace this holiday season!

12/17/2018
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melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com It’s been a while since I came on and just had a chat with you. Listen to this week’s show for updates and announcements. I also share three tips to help you stay in peace this holiday season. I wish you all Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! Join the Private Facebook Group Listen and Rate/Review on Itunes Connect with me on Facebook Connect with me on Twitter Send questions or feedback to...

Duration:00:14:30

188-Should you stay or should you go? With Sharon Pope

12/3/2018
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melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com Sharon Pope is a certified Master Life Coach and a Six-Time #1 International Best-Selling author, specializing in love and relationships. She helps women in struggling marriages determine if it’s time to stay and re-commit or lovingly release the marriage. She has been published dozens of times including in the New York Times. In this interview we discuss: Her personal storyFactors that affect blended families when...

Duration:00:33:21

187-Co hosting Series with Courtney!

11/19/2018
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melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com Join me for another co hosting show with a great listener! Join the Private Facebook Group Listen and Rate/Review on Itunes Connect with me on Facebook Connect with me on Twitter Send questions or feedback to melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com Send me a voicemail at Speakpipe Visit the website at www.blendedfamilypodcast.com Sign up for my monthly newsletter Schedule an interview or coaching session here Send...

Duration:00:45:31

186-Mail Order Monster movie, with Paulina Lagudi

11/5/2018
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melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com After graduating Chapman University, Paulina Lagudi moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in filmmaking. Since then, she’s written, directed and produced multiple short films and is releasing her family feature film MAIL ORDER MONSTER this November. In this interview, we discuss Her own personal experience with a blended familyWhy she created Mail Order MonsterWhat the movie is aboutInteresting facts about each cast...

Duration:00:29:55

185-Co Host Series, with Ashlee Garland

10/29/2018
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melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com I continue the co host series with another listener, Ashlee Garland. She has a blended family of 7, so 5 kids, one of whom is special needs. She’s got a whole lot going on yet continues to have a positive attitude through it all. We discuss Her personal storyWhat it’s like raising a special needs child in a blended familyHer step children’s challenges having dealt with an absent motherHow she manages to keep a positive...

Duration:00:49:30

184-Co Host Series, with Amy Novakovich!

10/15/2018
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melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com This is the first in a new series of shows where I am joined by a co host. This is not just any co host though, this is one of our own listeners. This week, I am joined by Amy Novakovich, who is a mother and stepmother, as well a business owner and podcaster. You’ll see that we had so much to talk about, including: An introduction to her own blended familyWhat it’s like raising toddlers and preteens at the same timeSome...

Duration:01:04:44

183-Anna DeAcosta returns to talk about Triggers!

10/1/2018
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melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com Anna DeAcosta is the creator of The Mindful Stepmom series of guided-audio meditations, designed to help stepmoms cope with common challenges and feelings faced along their journey. Having worked for years in medical and family care-giving research, Anna understands that there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to families. She's an adult child of alcoholism and divorce, and understands that the challenges we...

Duration:00:31:27

182-Listener Questions

9/24/2018
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melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com Listener questions show. Please send your questions to melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com or post in the private facebook group. This episode, a stepmom whose boyfriends son is less than excited about their relationship. Then, a stepmom who is frightened of her stepson. Last, a question about whether the relationship comes first or the kids. Enjoy! Support Songfinch Use BLENDED for your $20 discount! Join the Private...

Duration:00:14:32

181-Setting Realistic Expectations

9/17/2018
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melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com Some updates on what’s been going on in my life lately. Also, setting realistic expectations for yourself and your family. Is your perfectionism causing you to be unrealistic? If you want to feel happier and have less stress, you need to listen to this episode! Join the Private Facebook Group Listen and Rate/Review on Itunes Connect with me on Facebook Connect with me on Twitter Send questions or feedback to...

Duration:00:12:43

180-Listener Questions

8/27/2018
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melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com Join me as I answer some listener questions that came up in the private facebook group! A stepmom who questions her daughters erratic behavior from one home to the other.What to do with picky eaters in your blended family.Challenges of a blended family home where both parents are widows Send your questions to me so I can answer them for you! The last show of every month is dedicated to listener questions! Support my...

Duration:00:20:05

179-Healthy co parenting with your ex!

8/20/2018
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melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com How well do you coparent with your ex? Is this an area that you think could be improved? Healthy co parenting really helps children thrive. My top ten tips for better co parenting with your ex are Put your anger asideGet better at communicatingCompromiseRespect the other parentBe considerate and shareMake important decisions togetherEstablish a relationship with your ex’s new partnerPick your battlesGive your ex room to...

Duration:00:21:16

178-Josh Zepess, World Financial Group, and my new career!

8/6/2018
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melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com Josh is a corporate America escapee who, after 20 years successfully climbing the ladder as a design engineer and manager, realized that it was leaning on the wrong wall. He first realized that his 401k he believed in so much wasn't going to retire him no matter what he did. After feeling misled about money, he started looking around and saw that he had spent years working really hard making his employer a lot of money yet had...

Duration:00:22:32

177-Stepmom Listener Questions

7/30/2018
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melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com I answer some listener questions today from our private facebook group! First, a stepmom dealing with a high conflict bio mom who wants to tell her how to run her household. Then, a stepmom who loves her role, but is being made to feel like she is overstepping. And last, a bio mom who is interfering with a stepmoms plan for bedroom arrangements for her kids. Maybe some of you can relate with the challenges these stepmoms...

Duration:00:18:01

176-Which comes first, your relationship, or your kids?

7/23/2018
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melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com Blended families require a lot of balance. Many parents struggle because they don’t know which should come first, their relationship with their partner, or their children. There are different factors you can look at, but ultimately, the attention you spend both on your partner and your kids needs to be carefully managed. You will also find that this balance can shift around over the years at different stages of your children's...

Duration:00:21:47

175-How to Fight Fair!

7/16/2018
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melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com How well do you resolve conflict in your life? We all have conflict in our relationships, but oftentimes, we don’t know how to resolve them in a healthy way. Conflict is a normal part of every relationship, and so we need to learn how to deal with it in a way that helps us grow together. In this show, my top ten tips to fighting fair, plus I’ll share what you might be doing wrong! Maintain ControlTake a breakPick and choose...

Duration:00:32:59

174-Charla Miller returns, her story of reunification with her son!

7/2/2018
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melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com Charla Miller is a successful author who used traumatic events in her life to propel her forward. She wrote a book called, Wonder and Beauty: My Journey From Heartbreak to Healing Through the Wonder of Horses. Her story is paving the way for others to see that their pain from loss isn't the ending but a launching point to even greater connection to those they love and so much more. Charla returns to talk about the...

Duration:00:42:19

173-The Blame Game, and How to Stop Playing it!

6/18/2018
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melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com The blame game is something we all play. It’s easy to point fingers at someone else, but is it really helpful to the situation? In this episode, learn why playing the game holds you back, as well as learn how to stop playing it. GoFundMe for Florida tragedy click here Support my sponsor Teami Blends Tea here Use the promo code BLENDED for 20% off your purchase of $34.99 Join the Private Facebook Group Listen and...

Duration:00:18:34

172-Special guest Andrea Santiago Malcolm shares how knitting helps her cope

6/4/2018
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melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com Andrea Santiago Malcolm is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Sex Therapist. In that time, she has found she really loves working with couples who are ready to own and revitalize their sexuality with a mix of real talk and a sense of humor. She believes that sex is natural, important, and nothing to be embarrassed about! Andrea is also a Cancer survivor and enjoys helping others navigate that space as well. She’s...

Duration:00:29:04

171-Stepparents who want their partner to sever ties with the ex

5/21/2018
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melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com There are many cases where a new partner wants their mate to sever ties with an ex. Whether you are a stepparent wanting this, a bio parent struggling with this, or an ex dealing with it, it can be tricky. You’ll hear two listener questions which show examples of this in the show, plus my advice to them. There are many reasons why this happens, and many reasons why it’s best to overcome it. Join the Private Facebook...

Duration:00:16:56

170-Mother's Day Special, with Kristen Skiles, of Stepmomming.com

5/7/2018
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melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com www.blendedfamilypodcast.com Kristen Skiles is an Air Force wife and [step]mom to a beautiful 7-year-old. She runs on coffee, wine, and Amazon Prime, and she blogs at stepmomming.com where she provides comfort and guidance for overwhelmed stepmoms, encouraging and helping them to write their own happily ever afters. Kristen wholeheartedly believes that [step]momming is what you do, it’s not who you are. In this episode, we talk about Her personal...

Duration:00:39:55