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Ameé is not Mother of The Year. Nor is she is a parenting expert with degrees in child psychology. Ameé, in fact, failed at being a mother. Her path to parenthood started with genuine intention and optimism. But unable to understand and manage her inner battles, her marriage ended and she left her husband of ten years as the custodial parent of their two small children. For nearly seven years, Ameé was the "Weekend Mom" until circumstances changed and a wiser, willing Ameé was reunited with her kids and became a full-time single parent. At this point, she knew failure was no longer an option. Today, shouldered by the deeper understanding of childhood experiences and their influence on brain development, Ameé seeks to continue to help herself heal & understand her former limitations as a parent. Amee is now an advocate for other parents who are struggling with their own childhood neglect, abuse and other traumatic experiences. But, by sharing her personal story, she hopes she can help other families break the chain that links generations together through the succession of poorly understood actions and their unintended results. Topics include personal development, childhood development and parenting, as well as the effects of trauma on our health.

Ameé is not Mother of The Year. Nor is she is a parenting expert with degrees in child psychology. Ameé, in fact, failed at being a mother. Her path to parenthood started with genuine intention and optimism. But unable to understand and manage her inner battles, her marriage ended and she left her husband of ten years as the custodial parent of their two small children. For nearly seven years, Ameé was the "Weekend Mom" until circumstances changed and a wiser, willing Ameé was reunited with her kids and became a full-time single parent. At this point, she knew failure was no longer an option. Today, shouldered by the deeper understanding of childhood experiences and their influence on brain development, Ameé seeks to continue to help herself heal & understand her former limitations as a parent. Amee is now an advocate for other parents who are struggling with their own childhood neglect, abuse and other traumatic experiences. But, by sharing her personal story, she hopes she can help other families break the chain that links generations together through the succession of poorly understood actions and their unintended results. Topics include personal development, childhood development and parenting, as well as the effects of trauma on our health.
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Ameé is not Mother of The Year. Nor is she is a parenting expert with degrees in child psychology. Ameé, in fact, failed at being a mother. Her path to parenthood started with genuine intention and optimism. But unable to understand and manage her inner battles, her marriage ended and she left her husband of ten years as the custodial parent of their two small children. For nearly seven years, Ameé was the "Weekend Mom" until circumstances changed and a wiser, willing Ameé was reunited with her kids and became a full-time single parent. At this point, she knew failure was no longer an option. Today, shouldered by the deeper understanding of childhood experiences and their influence on brain development, Ameé seeks to continue to help herself heal & understand her former limitations as a parent. Amee is now an advocate for other parents who are struggling with their own childhood neglect, abuse and other traumatic experiences. But, by sharing her personal story, she hopes she can help other families break the chain that links generations together through the succession of poorly understood actions and their unintended results. Topics include personal development, childhood development and parenting, as well as the effects of trauma on our health.

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Episodes

How the Brain Changes in a Relationship with a Narcissist with Dr. Rhonda Freeman

6/9/2019
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Dr. Freeman is a clinical neuropsychologist based out of Florida. She works with patients diagnosed with many types of neurological conditions including dementia and Alzheimer's. She also writes for Psychology Today, Huffington Post, and Aftermath Surviving Psychopathy. Amee was originally introduced to her and her work because of an article Rhonda had written called 6 Obstacles to a Relationship With a Psychopath that Amee's therapist shared with her in order to help her understand more of...

Duration:00:50:48

Why Women Don't Know Their Financial Worth with Dr. Brad Klontz

6/2/2019
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The statistics are grim and appalling - women are clearly disadvantaged when it comes to wealth and money. So, the current thinking is that if more women are taught "financial literacy", this can change it. However, the statistics include all women - high school educated to business owners and while some financial literacy is definitely valuable, the root causes of this disparity are not being truly addressed. In this episode, Amee speaks again with one of the world's leading financial...

Duration:00:48:45

What To Do When Your Teen is Acting Like an A-Hole with Jax Anderson

5/26/2019
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For parents with teens, tweens or kids that will be at some point, this episode is a great one to listen to. Ameé speaks with a favorite repeat guest, Jax Anderson - a Wisconsin-based family therapist that specializes in teenagers. Together, they have a frank (meaning adult words) and super helpful conversation about how to parent teenagers when they are acting their worst. As Ameé mentions in the episode, it's always really easy to parent when things are good and pat yourself on the back...

Duration:00:59:05

Becoming a Trauma-Informed Parent: Suzy DeYoung

5/19/2019
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Suzy is a parenting coach as well as a community outreach specialist. After a traumatic experience with her own son years ago, she recognized a need for better understanding how to prepare for the residual effects of the stored trauma and to inform others about it. Following the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, she became active in Newtown’s recovery efforts working as Community Outreach Director for a local non-profit and co-founding the annual, Newtown Yoga Festival. In 2014,...

Duration:00:51:12

Season 2 Intro: My Broken Mom

5/12/2019
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For the first time, Amee gets even more personal and shares a few of the details of her life with her own mother, including the "night that broke" her. She also details how she planned on using the time between seasons to talk with her mother about her work and her recovery but a life-changing event between seasons changed everything.

Duration:00:32:34

Ending the Cycle of Narcissistic Relationships with Wendy Behary

3/31/2019
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This is the last episode of Season 1 and I want to thank all of my listeners who have joined in with the journey over the past 10 months. Today is not just any episode or interview – in fact, really, none of them have been that way but this one is incredibly important and special. On December 17, I was reading what was I believe my third book in a month on narcissism because even though I didn’t see it even then – still trapped in a narcissistic relationship that, as I would discover in...

Duration:00:57:29

Understanding our History of Parenting

3/24/2019
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Ameé brings back on to the show Karine Bell. Karine is a healing mother as well as a somatic experience therapist who hosts a podcast called “Bold as Love.” Karine’s work is aimed directly as mothers who are undertaking the task of healing childhood traumas in themselves so that they can become the powerful parent they have always wanted to be. In this episode, Ameé and Karine talk about the cultural influences over the last century and how the parenting advice our parents and grandparents...

Duration:00:51:49

Our Sons, Our Men, Our Relationships

3/16/2019
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This episode was inspired by a question from a listener who was feeling a bit paralyzed by what is “okay” in terms of teaching her son about boundaries, consent, flirting, etc. in the wake of #MeToo. So, through a series of events, and referrals, it was suggested Mark Greene was THE GUY. Mark is a Senior Editor with The Good Men Project and the author of “The Little #MeToo Book for Men”. Dr. Saliha Bava, a researcher and therapist, co-authored another book with Mark called "The Relational...

Duration:01:05:00

How Moms Need to Talk To Our Daughters about Sexuality

3/10/2019
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On this episode, Ameé speaks to Joyce McFadden, a psychologist and author of the book “Modern Mothering: What Daughters Say They Need from their Mothers Regarding Sexual Development and Its Impact On Their Self Worth” Joyce has an MSW from Columbia University and five years of postgraduate training in psychoanalysis, she is a faculty member, training analyst and clinical supervisor at the Training and Research Institute for Self Psychology, board member of the National Council on Women’s...

Duration:00:33:30

Understanding Childhood Emotional Neglect with Dr. Jonice Webb

3/3/2019
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This week's episode features Dr. Jonice Webb. She is the author of the best-selling book Running on Empty: Overcome your Childhood Emotional Neglect. And has just published a follow-up to the book Running on Empty No More: Transform Your Relationships With Your Partner, Your Parents and Your Children. Because like many people out there – when you use words like trauma and neglect – they feel too strong to describe what was, yes, a challenging childhood, and so it is easy to reject looking...

Duration:00:54:07

1.37 Mental Health and Pop Culture: What TV & Movies Can Teach Us

2/24/2019
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In a slight departure from the norm of One Broken Mom, Ameé brings on therapist and fellow podcaster, Ryan Englestead from the show Pop Psych 101. By day, he’s a clinical psychologist in New Jersey. By night, he’s part of a dynamic duo of podcasters who do a show called Pop Psych 101. A show that dives into the mental wellness (or illness) of characters you know, love and maybe hate on TV, in movies and books. In this episode, Ameé and Ryan talk about the portrayal of characters in movies...

Duration:00:49:26

1.36 How Rheumatoid Disorders, Trauma, and Physiology May Be Linked

2/17/2019
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In honor of Rheumatoid Awareness Day, Amee speaks again with Veronique Mead,a family physician and assistant professor who changed careers looking for a better understanding and more effective tools for working with chronic illness. Following their interview in December, Amee applied some of the new information presented and began to see more clearly specific triggers to her disease. In this episode, Dr. Mead talks more deeply about the Cell Danger Response and its possible role in many...

Duration:01:22:08

1.35 Mind Over Money: Unraveling the Big Lies About Money Problems with Dr. Brad Klontz

2/10/2019
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In this episode, Ameé interviews Dr. Brad Klontz and pulls back the curtain on her own financial past and starts to remove the stigma and shame of talking about money problems and the Big Lie about why even "smart" people do "dumb" things when it comes to their personal finances. Bradley T. Klontz, Psy.D., CFP® is a Founder of the Financial Psychology Institute® and an Associate Professor of Practice in Financial Psychology at Creighton University Heider College of Business. He is a...

Duration:00:57:46

1.34 What You Need to Know About Neuroscience

2/3/2019
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What made Amee perk up and get serious about changing herself was reading the scientific information and research that was showing emotions ARE based in science and biology. That they aren’t accidental. They aren’t the luck of the draw. And that we are governed every day by auto pilot functions in our brain while primitive still completely necessary. And that the auto pilot settings were established by not only the quantity of experiences but also the QUALITY of these experiences we had in...

Duration:01:00:52

1.33 Narcissistic Mother: The Scapegoat Child

1/27/2019
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Back on One Broken Mom is Michelle Piper. Michelle is a Marriage and Family Therapist based out of San Diego. She has both a personal and professional interest in the adult children of narcissistic mothers. And has a website www.narcissisticmother.com where she provides valuable resources for survivors of narcissistic abuse. We’ve talked about the Narcissistic Mother as a type of Broken Mom and then drilled down into the different family roles the children end up being forced into, starting...

Duration:00:57:49

1.32 It's Not a Myth - Real Men Feel

1/19/2019
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Andy Grant is the best-selling author of the book "STILL HERE: How to Succeed in Life After Failing At Suicide" as well as an award-winning speaker, Transformational Energy Coach, Akashic Records Reader, and suicide prevention activist. He holds a variety of coaching & psychology certificates and very experienced with leadership programs and energy work modalities. Andy is also the founder of Real Men Feel, a movement encouraging men to come out of the emotional closet. He also facilitates...

Duration:00:57:37

1.31 One Broken Mom: Recovering Mom

1/13/2019
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In this episode, Amee interviews a fellow "Broken Mom", Melissa Kreutz. Melissa is a recovering alcoholic who became a mother while on her journey of sobriety. Today, she supports other mothers where ever they are on their own path of recovery through her own blog, Mommy Without Wine, as well as the non-profit organization, Sober Mommies. In this episode, listen as Melissa shares her story of hitting rock bottom as an alcoholic and what its like to be in sobriety in a culture that glorifies...

Duration:00:46:18

1.30 How Trauma Affects Learning

1/6/2019
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In another "No Children Required" episode, Amee talks to Ron Hertel, the Program Supervisor for Washington State's "Compassionate Schools" program. Building upon the groundbreaking research from the ACE's study (Adverse Childhood Experiences), educators and researchers are beginning to understand that a child's hardships, traumas or adversities they face at home have significant impacts on the skills they need to be successful in school. In fact, it is being seen that what was previously...

Duration:00:54:20

1.29 Love Addiction & Relationships with Dr. Alexandra Katehakis

12/29/2018
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When most people think of addictions, they only think it can be substance abuse, like alcohol or drugs. However, it very common to be addicted to the thrill and excitement one gets from sexual or romantic relationships. And this addiction can be as damaging to a person, their life and their family. Love addiction, which is a "bed fellow" of co-dependency, strikes many people and is not well understood. Listen as Amee interviews Dr. Alexandra Katehakis, a nationally-recognized expert in the...

Duration:00:50:59

1.28 Healing Trauma in Our Body

12/17/2018
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Amee brings Karine Bell, a licensed Somatic Experience therapist, to talk about her work with mothers and how she helps them break the inter-generational chain of trauma. Karine is a somatic educator, embodiment specialist, researcher, anthropologist, contemplative practices practitioner and teacher. This episode introduced the somatic experience modality as a way of treating and healing from the grief, anger, and other stress responses mothers may have if they had an adverse childhood and...

Duration:00:50:10