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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 To Handle Emotionally Immature People with Dr. Lindsay Gibson

8/18/2019
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Ameé has back on the show one of the One Broken Mom listeners' favorites, Lindsay Gibson. Lindsay is the author of Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents and has just published the follow-up book, Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents: Practical Tools to Establish Boundaries & Reclaim Your Emotional Autonomy Lindsay and Ameé have spoken a couple of times about Emotionally Immature Parents – who they are and what...

Duration:00:55:04

Understanding the Origins of Violence

8/11/2019
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In the wake of recent mass shootings, Ameé had an opportunity to speak with Nick Hoffman, the Director of Development with the Avielle Foundation. The Mission of the Avielle Foundation is to prevent violence and build compassion through neuroscience research, community engagement, and education. And it was founded after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 by two parents who lost their only child that day. The Avielle Foundation accomplishes this mission by directing efforts...

Duration:00:58:12

How We Are Wired for Love with Dr. Stan Tatkin

8/4/2019
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On this week’s episode, Ameé talks with renowned couples expert and author, Dr. Stan Tatkin. Stan Tatkin, is a clinician, teacher, and developer of A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT). He has a clinical practice in Calabasas, CA, where he has specialized for the last 20 years in working with couples and individuals who wish to be in relationships. And he is the author of many books on the topic of relationships including Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s...

Duration:00:50:26

How to Talk to Our Kids About Gender Identity & Sexuality

7/28/2019
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Research has confirmed that suicide rates and suicidal ideation among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth are significantly higher than among the general population. And sadly, LGBT adolescents also have the highest rate of suicide attempts, which the research believes is due to the bullying related to homophobia as well as rejection by families and parents. The topic of gender non-conforming and transgender is widely discussed in social media and the news but yet many...

Duration:00:57:52

How To Cut Ties With Toxic Family with Dr. Elizabeth Cohen

7/21/2019
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Many of you are here to listen to One Broken Mom because you identify with the fact that you may have a complicated childhood and family of origin history. And what you are presently addressing in your life can be just your own healing and self-development or it can be in combination with parenting you own children if you have them. Some of us in life, despite the challenges or adversities we’ve experienced, are able to maintain some degree of connection with our family and some of us,...

Duration:00:58:31

Broken Mom: Mom of 18

7/14/2019
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Jenn Taylor is a motivational speaker, parenting coach, author, and podcaster. who lives in Reno, Nevada with her husband and 18 children. That is not a typo. Eighteen children Jenn has gone through a period of infertility and then seven pregnancies, a miscarriage that nearly killed her, and has 12 years of foster parenting under her belt. She's been divorced, a single mom and experienced life with a blended family. In this episode, you will hear Jenn share amazing story of her triumph over...

Duration:01:04:33

Bouncing Back From Abuse As A Single Mom

7/7/2019
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Today's episode features Kelly Lynch, a domestic violence survivor. After being trapped in her home at knife-point for two and a half hours by her husband, Kelly was able to remove herself from an abusive marriage and start over with an 18-month-old child. But Kelly is also therapist with practice out in Connecticut called Turning Point Wellness who recognized that her own story and experiences as well as being a mental health professional gave her some valuable insights for other young...

Duration:00:56:36

How to Find Love After A Relationship With a Narcissist with Wendy Behary

6/30/2019
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This episode is a continuation of the topic narcissistic relationships due to many people writing to Ameé – men and women – expressing their frustrations at repeating the patterns of falling into bed (literally and figuratively) with the same type of person over and over again. So, for those of you still falling off the wagon and finding themselves attracted to another charismatic, over-the-top flattering personality, Ameé brings back to the show Wendy Behary, the author of "Disarming the...

Duration:01:03:05

The Mama's Boy Myth: Unraveling the Big Lie with Kate Stone Lombardi

6/23/2019
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Kate Stone Lombardi has been a journalist for more than 25 years. She was a frequent contributor to The New York Times, and for seven years wrote a popular regional column that focused on family issues. Her work has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Time, Ladies Home Journal, Parenting Magazine including a recent article published on GoodHousekeeping.com, which is where Ameé discovered her. Lombardi is the author of The Mama’s Boy Myth: Why Keeping Our Sons Close Makes Them Stronger,...

Duration:00:55:41

Healing From Childhood PTSD with Anna Runkle

6/16/2019
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This week's episode comes from a listener suggestion who emailed Ameé and said "Can you please interview Anna Runkle? Her Crappy Childhood Fairy course changed my life!" Anna Runkle is a coach and writer who recovered from her own Childhood PTSD and teachers others to heal the brain dysregulation that so often flows from early trauma and change self-defeating behaviors common to people with Childhood PTSD. For anyone who's listened to the Season 2 monologue Ameé did, you would have heard...

Duration:00:58:36

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