The Moms Moving On Divorce & Co-Parenting Podcast

By Michelle Dempsey-Multack

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Letting go and moving on after divorce? That takes guts, strength, and a whole lot of support. Hosted by Michelle Dempsey-Multack, Certified Divorce & Co-Parenting Specialist and Author of the bestselling book Moms Moving On brings you the very best guests for the very best education in divorce, co-parenting, and single motherhood. Your divorce support village is waiting for you! Follow Michelle on Instagram @themichelledempsey

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Breaking the Stigma Around Divorce: How to Not Feel Like You Are Letting Down Your Family; with guest Nicole Centeno
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We all know the stigma around divorce and the unnecessary guilt it can put on those going through it. Nicole Centeno joins Moms Moving On to discuss letting go of feeling like you are letting your family down when going through divorce. We chat about equal parenting responsibility, healing after divorce, the hardships of being a single mom and much more. Nicole Centeno is a French Culinary Institute-trained chef, cookbook author, mother and the founder and CEO of Splendid Spoon, a meal-delivery platform that offers 50+ ready-to-eat, plant-based meals. A Condé Nast alum, Nicole has always been passionate about food; well before founding Splendid Spoon, Nicole immersed herself in the culinary world where she worked at pop-ups, catered and taught cooking and nutrition courses at Columbia University It wasn’t until her first pregnancy in 2012, when Nicole decided to leave her corporate career to pursue food full-time. Like many of her peers, Nicole realized how unattainable it was to achieve a wellness-driven lifestyle with a demanding career and the day-to-day demands of being a working parent. This inspired her to launch Splendid Spoon and is the genesis of Splendid Spoon’s mission to offer accessible, nutritious and delicious plant-based fare to everyday Americans.   Today, Nicole and her team believe that the refrigerator is the ultimate medicine cabinet. Splendid Spoon is committed to providing the tools, food, and community resources for you to make plant-based habits attainable and feel your best, available online at splendidspoon.com. Nicole holds a bachelor of science degree from Boston College and is a graduate of the Classic Culinary program at the International Culinary Center in NYC. She is the author of Soup Cleanse Cookbook (Rodale, August 2016) and was named one of Observer’s 10 Wellness Entrepreneurs to watch. Nicole lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her sons, Grover, Caleb and daughter, Charlotte.  To get an extra $100 when you sell your engagement ring to Worthy by going to https://worthy.com/moms Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2022
Back-To-School For Co-Parents: Tips From a Co-Parenting Coach on How to Handle it All with guest Jay Skibbens
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Can you believe back to school is right around the corner? As exciting as this time of year is, if you are a co-parent, you can understand the challenges that come along with it. Whether you are entering your first school year post-divorce or have been doing this for years, we know that each new school year brings different challenges than the last. On this episode of Moms Moving On, I sit down with co-parenting coach and former teacher Jay Skibbens to discuss all things back-to-school, including splitting school supplies, connecting with your child's teacher, managing expectations with your co-parent, focusing on the process and much more. Jay Skibbens is a single parent life coach with an incredibly powerful and interesting story. He has been coparenting for 7+ years and has 2 amazing sons. He coaches parents 1:1, in groups and has created Single Parenting on Purpose, a place for single parents and co-parents to learn and grow together. Follow Jay on Instagram at @jayskibbens Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2022
How to Help Your Children Through Divorce: Regulating Their Emotions and Managing Transitions Between Homes; with guest Linda Matthews
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When it comes to working through emotions, it can be hard on children to understand and regulate their feelings during the divorce process. Pediatric Occupational Therapist Linda Matthews joins the podcast to discuss how parents can help their children during divorce and when making the transition between homes. Linda explains that children only need one parent who is promoting a positive and safe space for them when going from one house to another. We dive into teaching your children healthy boundaries, internal regulation of emotions, and much more. Linda Matthews, of HealthykidsOT, has been serving children and families for over 25 years in both Miami and New York City. She provides services in schools and homes to serve children in their natural environments and to best support their changing needs. Linda believes in play based learning and utilizes play to target a variety of skills, including sensory regulation, social and emotional growth, reflex integration, fine motor skills, and gross motor skills, in addition to cognitive, visual and handwriting development. What sets Linda apart from others is that she not only addresses traditional “Occupational Therapy” related skills but utilizes a whole child approach, addressing the gut, mind, and body as a whole to facilitate success and fulfillment. She is passionate about working together with families and sharing knowledge, in order to empower children to progress in all areas of development.       You can reach Linda at:    Healthykidsot@gmail.com    @healthykidsot on Instagram   www.healthykidsot.com   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2022
An Interview with a Real Mom Moving On; Jill Gulotta, Single Mom of 2 and When She Realized Divorce Would Be Healthier for Her Kids
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As moms, we know the most important thing we can do is to set the example of a healthy and loving relationship. Jill Gulotta, a real mom moving on, joins the podcast to discuss her personal divorce story and the moment she realized she needed to show her two sons that what was being shown in her marriage wasn't healthy. JIll is a life coach, Registered Dietitian and soon to be therapist as she is currently working on completing her master's in mental health counseling. She started her private practice in nutrition 5 years ago and saw first hand the struggles of women going through divorce and how it was impacting their health.  It was through this work and her own personal experience with divorce and disordered eating which led her to start her coaching business helping women transition through divorce in the healthiest, happiest way possible.  Jill helps women reclaim their independence and confidence, rebuild their self-esteem and repair their mental, emotional and physical health.  She is a single mom of two amazing little men who she is raising just outside New York City.  You can follow Jill on Instagram @jill.gulotta Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Healing After Divorce: The Importance of Allowing Yourself to Feel Bad When Bad Things Happen, with guest Dr. Jen Wolkin
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When it comes to healing after divorce, some might think that blocking out the negative feelings; the anger, the pain, the grief, the sorrow - will make the process less arduous. This couldn't be further from the truth, our podcast guest Dr. Jen Wolkin shares. The feelings you push to the surface don't just magically disappear, which is why Dr. Jen Wolkin is giving us permission to feel all of the feels so that you can heal from divorce - in a really healthy way. Jennifer Wolkin, PhD is a New York City based licensed clinical neuropsychologist, writer, speaker, and mental health advocate. Dr. Jen runs a private practice with an appreciation that our mind, body, brain, and spirit are intimately intertwined and impacted upon by one another. She draws from such tools as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based techniques, the creative arts (including music), and biofeedback training. She is currently pursuing her master’s in creative writing with a poetry focus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 11, 2022
How to Co-Parent Peacefully; with Katie Davie
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If you think the words "co-parenting" and "peacefully" don't belong in a sentence together, then you've never met Katie Davie, co-parenting coach and mastermind behind the popular Instagram account @coparentingpeacefully. Katie, like so many of the rest of us, entered this space after struggling to adapt to co-parenting after her own painful divorce. Today, as a coach, Katie helps her clients set + enforce boundaries, as well as different techniques and ways to communicate with your coparent(s) - and she is giving us a whole lot of her tips and tricks in this episode of Moms Moving On. Katie is a co-parenting coach, who, for the past two years, has been focusing on reducing conflict between co-parents and has found a way to help that doesn't require your high-conflict co-parent to be a part of the process. Coparenting Peacefully was formed in 2021, and has been helping co-parents, biological parents, and stepparents become the best versions of themselves ever since.  After you listen to this amazing episode on how to co-parent peacefully, you'll want to run - not walk - to Katie's website to grab her free boundaries worksheet, available here, and make sure to follow Katie on IG for helpful tidbits to keep you co-parenting peacefully. To get an extra $100 when you sell your engagement ring to Worthy by going to https://worthy.com/moms Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2022
Diagnosing Toxic Relationships - and What to Do When You Realize You're In One; with Guest Dr. Heidi Brocke
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The queen of diagnosing toxic relationships - and helping women leave them - is back on the podcast for another deep dive into toxic relationships - and what to do when you realize you're in one. Dr. Heidi Brocke joins us on Moms Moving On once again, because you can never have enough support when it comes to diagnosing toxic relationships. Dr. Heidi shares advice for how to know if your relationship is toxic, what to do when you realize it is, and most importantly, the importance of trusting your gut in this situation. Dr. Heidi Brocke is a Toxic Relationship Healing & Awareness Specialist who helps people get out, heal, and recover from toxic relationships + emotional abuse. She hosts the podcast, "It's Not Normal - It's Toxic" and works with women to help them heal from toxic relationships and the emotional fatigue that comes along with it. Take Heidi's toxic personality assessment and learn more about her, here. To get an extra $100 when you sell your engagement ring to Worthy by going to https://worthy.com/moms Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2022
Regaining Confidence After Divorce: Avoiding Self-Sabotaging Behaviors and Letting Go of "Baggage"; with Author Monica Berg
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On this episode of Moms Moving On, we're regaining confidence after divorce, avoiding self-sabotaging behaviors, and letting go of the baggage we *think* we're burdened with. If this sounds like a tall order, you're in luck, because we have the perfect guest to help us accomplish this task. Monica Berg, author of Fear is Not an Option and Rethink Love, shares "If you wan't real change to occur it only comes from a place of love and self-acceptance," and we couldn't agree more. In this episode, Monica is helping us: Regain confidence after divorce Avoid self-handicapping, or self-sabotage Lose our insecurity Let go of the idea that our "baggage" is too heavy to carry Monica Berg is the author of Fear Is Not an Option and Rethink Love, co-hosts the Spiritually Hungry podcast, and serves as Co-Director & Chief Communications Officer for Kabbalah Centre International. She lives in New York with her husband Michael and their children David, Joshua, Miriam, and Abigail. Learn more about Monica, here. To get an extra $100 when you sell your engagement ring to Worthy by going to https://worthy.com/moms Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2022
Tips, Tricks, and Truths for Rediscovering Yourself and Thriving As a Single Mom; with Author, Realtor, and former Bravo Housewife, Kelly Bensimon
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You may remember Kelly Bensimon - her striking beauty, remarkable fashion, and feuds with castmates - from her days on Real Housewives of New York. What you may not know about her, however, is how hard she has worked to rediscover herself after divorce, and all the ways she is thriving as a single mom to her two daughters, Sea and Teddy. "I'm not just a single parent on weekends," Kelly shares. "I'm a 24/7, 365 days a year single-parent," she says, and it's a role she owns and loves. Now a successful real estate agent in New York City, Kelly shares all of her tips, tricks, and truths regarding single motherhood, and you'll be so glad you got to know Kelly in this light. Kelly Killoren Bensimon is an American Lifestyle Icon. The New York Times counts her as one of the "most fabulous tastemakers,” but millions know her as a noted author, model, tv personality, influential editor, and now, real estate phenom. Kelly has made a successful career of editing fashion, style & lifestyle publications with her own insights gathered from years in the fashion, entertainment, and real estate industry. Known for her refreshingly modern sensibility, Kelly translates trends & contemporary culture for the public with her unique take; one that is fresh, playful, and always accessible. In 2009, Kelly hit the reality streets running as a cast member of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City for three seasons, introducing her world to a national tv audience.  In recent years, Kelly’s passion for luxury real estate has led to a well-publicized career turn with takes at Warburg Realty and now as a leading realtor with Douglas Elliman, where she has sold over $100 million in luxury properties in 2021 alone. Her expertise and access have led to exclusive listings in NYC, the Hamptons, South Florida, Aspen, St. Barth, and now, London and Paris. Her impressive ascent in the real estate world earned her a 2022 Ellie Award for Rookie of the Year from Douglas Elliman for excellence in the field. Kelly provides an insiders take on where to find the best shopping, dining, drinking, and entertaining in the most exclusive neighborhoods around the globe. As a result, Kelly has appeared on Bravo’s hit show Million Dollar Listing and the new Discovery+ popular series, Selling the Hamptons. She is also currently at work on a new coffee table book that combines two of her passions, fashion and luxury real estate.  In spite of her busy schedule, philanthropy has always been paramount to Kelly’s DNA. She is the celebrity ambassador for Generosity Water, and also sits on the Directors Council for Food Bank for NYC. She is proud to support the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a portion of the proceeds for her book, American Style (2004) were directed to support the Costume Institute. She is also an advocate for Madison Square Garden’s Garden of Dreams, and Animal Haven, a nonprofit organization finding homes for abandoned pets in the tri-state area.  To get an extra $100 when you sell your engagement ring to Worthy by going to https://worthy.com/moms Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2022
The ABC's of Getting Your Finances in Order for Divorce; with Catherine Shanahan of My Divorce Solution
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Of course, when it comes to getting your finances in order for divorce, there's a lot to know, but money mastermind Catherine Shanahan helps narrow down the basics in this episode of Moms Moving On. "It's all about knowing your financial ABC's, Catherine shares, which, in her experience, is the best way to understand what your financial future will look like after divorce. Listen to all of Catherine's trips and tips for finances and divorce in this episode of Moms Moving on. Catherine Shanahan is Co–Founder of My Divorce Solution. With over 30 years of experience in the financial industry, Catherine serves clients as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CFDA) and trained mediator. A Professional Daily Money Manager, Catherine is also a former VP of the Bucks County Collaborative Law Group, American Association of Daily Money Managers, Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA), National Association of Women Business Owners, advisory council of Support Pay, and the Association of Divorce Financial Planners. As a mom of five and financial expert, Catherine’s experience with divorce left her wishing for better information, resources, and process for the financial separation that comes with divorce. As a result, Catherine co–founded My Divorce Solution – the company she needed in her divorce. To get an extra $100 when you sell your engagement ring to Worthy by going to https://worthy.com/moms Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 2022
Divorce and Money: Understanding Your Financial Options in Divorce So That You Can Leave a Marriage Safely and Securely; with Certified Divorce Financial Analyst Stacy Francis
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Divorce and money are as lethal a pair as fire and gasoline, and can be a very confusing topic for so many. In fact, one of the top reasons women don't leave unhealthy marriages is their fear of how their financial lives will change, which is why Stacy Francis, President and CEO of Francis Financial helps women understand their financial options so that they can leave their marriage safely and securely. In this episode of Moms Moving On, Stacy shares: Important financial tips for women considering divorce Financial dos and don'ts when preparing for divorce How to create a "financial freedom file" How to broach the uncomfortable money topic with your spouse and SO MUCH MORE Stacy Francis, CFP, CDFA, CES, is a nationally recognized financial expert with over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. She is one of twenty of the nation’s leading wealth managers on CNBC’s Digital Financial Advisor Council, and frequently appears in media outlets such as Forbes, Kiplinger, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 2022
Talking to Your Children About the Uvalde, Texas Tragedy; Tips from a Therapist and Childhood Expert, Evelyn Mendal, LMHC
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As our nation was rocked by another senseless school shooting, mothers everywhere have the same two questions: How do I talk to my children about the Uvalde, Texas tragedy? How can I reassure my children that they are safe even when the world feels so unsafe? In this episode of Moms Moving On, therapist and childhood expert Evelyn Mendal, LMHC, shares her tips for how to talk to your children about the Uvalde tragedy and what other steps to take to ensure your children feel safe and supported as they struggle to comprehend the news. While Evelyn does not feel it's necessary to share the news with all kids, she advises that "if you think your children are going to find out somewhere else, it's best you talk to them first to give them the facts." Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. Follow Evelyn on Instagram for more parenting tips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2022
Please Don't Say You're Sorry: An Empowering Perspective on Marriage, Separation, and Divorce from a Marriage-Loving Divorce Attorney
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Nicole Sodoma is a self-proclaimed "marriage loving divorce attorney," but she's not here to sugarcoat the truth. In this episode of Moms Moving On, Nicole shares what she's learned about divorce over the span of her 25 year career as a divorce attorney, and also reminds us of that very true truth : "It's takes two to say I do, but only one to say I don't." In this episode, we discuss: The rollercoaster of divorce emotions that every woman faces How to adjust to co-parenting How to make better decisions for yourself that will, in turn, help you take better care of your kids and so much more!  Nicole Sodoma is the Founder and Managing Principal of Sodoma Law. For the past 25 years, Nicole has pioneered a way through the often-dreaded field of family law with integrity, compassion, and tenacity. Over the years, Nicole has risen to prominence as a national  authority on divorce, custody, and co-parenting, and her insights have been featured in TODAY, The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, and The Washington Post, among others. Nicole's debut book, "Please Don't Say You're Sorry," (releasing May 24, 2022) is a witty, honest, and wildly relatable account of the stripped-down realities of marriage, separation, and divorce. Using her personal stories and (sometimes unbelievable) experiences as a family law attorney of 25 years, Nicole layers in laughter, compassion, and legal savvy to deliver empowering principles that will help guide readers through both the humorous and not-so-humorous realities of divorce. You can purchase her book, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2022
Making Divorce Your Victory and Getting Past the Shame (For You AND Your Children); with Raising Yourself's Shelly Robinson
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If you take a look at Shelly Robinson's popular Instagram account, you'll understand immediately why she was the perfect guest to discuss "Making Divorce Your Victory and Getting Past the Shame (For You AND Your Children)". There's no question that most parents, moms in particular, carry a sense of guilt and shame after divorcing and this episodes serves as a reminder that you have nothing to be ashamed of. In this episode of Moms Moving On, Shelly and I also cover how to become the best, most conscious parent you can be after divorce, and also gives great insight into: How to repair relationships with your children after divorce How to own your "human" moments with your kids Shifting your perspective to realize that moving past your trauma can be your victory and so much more! Shelly Robinson is a holistic family wellness coach + workshop facilitator + conscious parenting advocate and her mission is to teach busy, midlife moms how to kick negative parenting patterns to the curb by teaching them the art and science of creating new habits; how to build conscious connection with their children; and most importantly, how to take radically good care of themselves.  Learn more about Shelly, here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2022
Real Housewives of Orange County's Gina Kirschenheiter Chats About How She Put Her Ex's Domestic Violence Conviction Behind Her In Order to Co-Parent Her Very Best
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After Gina's ex-husband was arrested for a domestic violence incident, Gina and her ex learned to put their differences aside in order to put their children first, and it's something Gina says she's "really proud of." To know Gina Kirschenheiter from Bravo's Real Housewives of Orange County is to love her, but to also know how hard she's worked to put the pain of her divorce behind her in order to co-parent well, is to respect her something fierce. In this episode, Gina candidly shares what her experience was like post domestic violence incident, how it actually strengthened her co-parenting relationship with her ex whom she shares 3 children with, and what life in a big, beautiful, blended family is like with her partner Travis. Gina Kirschenheiter is an American TV personality who is best known for starring in The Real Housewives of Orange County. She joined the cast in Season 13. Originally from Long Island and a graduate of Hofstra University, Gina now lives in Orange County, California with her partner, Travis, and their 7 children. *Please note, if you are experiencing domestic abuse of any kind, please reach out to the appropriate authorities before co-parenting with this person. You and your children's safety matter most. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2022
Special Bonus Episode Featuring a Chapter on Co-Parenting Life Hacks from Michelle's Book, Moms Moving On
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Happy Mother's Day, MAMAS! I thought you might enjoy listening to a chapter from my book, Moms Moving On, Real Life Advice on Conquering Divorce, Co-Parenting Through Conflict and Becoming Your Best Self. This chapter is called "Co-Parenting Life Hacks for Maintaining Consistency in Two Homes." I hope you love it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2022
Co-Parenting from the Single Dad Perspective and the Importance of Treating Your Co-Parenting Relationship Like a Business; with Author Chris Illuminati
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In this episode of Moms Moving On, divorced and co-parenting father of two Chris Illuminati shares his perspective on co-parenting and gets real about single fatherhood. Known for his humor on Instagram, Chris' take on fatherhood will make you laugh, while his approach to co-parenting will open your eyes to what it's like being a dad in a divorced situation. Chris also gives practical advice on how to treat your co-parenting relationship like a business, and we couldn't agree with this strategy more! Chris Illuminati is the author of five books and his writing has been featured on websites such as Rolling Stone, Men’s Health, and AskMen. He's a single dad who spends most of his free time running, reading and writing jokes on post-it notes. He lives in NJ with two part-time roommates who call him dad. Chris is known for his witty memes and snarky take on parenting which he shares on his popular IG account, @messagewithabottle Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2022
Stepping Out of Divorce Chaos and Into the Beauty of Your New Reality; with Author and Coach Karen McMahon
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Like many of the rest of us, Karen McMahon describes her divorce as a living hell, but nonetheless, one that helped her turn her pain into passion and possibility. In this episode of Moms Moving On, Karen, an author and relationship and divorce coach, invites listeners to take a "journey beyond divorce" and shares her own powerful story and advice for stepping out of the chaos of divorce and turning pain into possibility! KAREN MCMAHON is a Certified Relationship and Divorce Coach and Founder of Journey Beyond Divorce. She began divorce coaching in 2010 after recognizing that the pain of her divorce led her on a transformational journey into an incredible new life. Karen leads a team of divorce coaches in supporting men and women around the world to become calm, clear and confident as they navigate divorce. Karen is the host of the acclaimed Journey Beyond Divorce Podcast, co-author of Stepping out of Chaos: Turning Pain to Possibility and creator of JBD’s exclusive 12 Step Divorce Recovery Program.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2022
Life After Divorce: Going From Survival Mode to Finding Your Bravery, Picking Up the Pieces and Moving On; with Dr. Leah Katz
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When you're functioning in survival mode after divorce, it can be hard to imagine yourself ever picking up the pieces and moving on. But in this episode of Moms Moving On, Psychologist, Author, and popular Instagram Personality, Dr. Leah Katz, helps us do exactly that. "Every single day we have the opportunity to wake up and create a new mindset for ourselves and access the bravery," Leah shares. This is exactly the kind of advice we need. Leah Katz, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist practicing in Portland, Oregon. Originally from New York, she completed her doctorate training at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. While living in New York, Dr. Katz worked at a community clinic where she led several groups, treated individuals and couples in therapy, and taught a course in Health Psychology at Stern College for Women. She currently works in a group practice where she specializes in working with teenage girls and women, with a focus on treating anxiety and depression. She utilizes a hybrid of cognitive behavioral, ACT, and mindfulness techniques in her therapy work. She has gone on several mindfulness retreats and incorporates mindfulness concepts into the therapeutic work she does. She also facilitates mindfulness groups for the broader community. Dr. Katz is passionate about girls’ and women’s mental health, and helping women navigate challenges to live deeply connected and fulfilled lives. She is in the process of publishing her first book, Gutsy: Mindfulness Practices for Everyday Bravery, which will be released May 22nd 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2022
An Interview With a Real Mom Moving On, Single and Co-Parenting Mom of 3, Chats About Moving On Journey and Where She Found Peace and Happiness in the Process
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This Moms Moving On episode is one that highlights a real mom moving on. After being with her husband for 15 years, married for 5, Angela went from feeling as though she was on top of the world, to feeling like the wind was knocked out of her by a Mack Truck. Angela Pugliese-Ulmer is a mother of three girls under the age of five and partner at an international corporate law firm, a recovering co-dependent people pleaser, and current navigator of the treacherous waters of divorce. In February 2020, after desperately searching the term “divorce and being a mom” in her podcast search engine at 3:00AM, Angela stumbled across a new podcast called “Moms Moving On.” After binging the first and only five episodes, she instantly felt connected to and understood. After diving into the necessary tools, support of family and friends, and the Moms Moving On Community, Angela is finally finding her footing. Get ready for the raw, the real, and all of what has helped her get through the day of wearing all of the hats a mom wears.  Thanks for sharing your story with us, Angela! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2022
How to Create the Best Parenting Plan (and Which Battles Are NOT Worth Fighting) with New York Divorce Attorney Dennis Vetrano
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In this episode of Moms Moving On, Dennis and I uncover the parenting plan secrets you never knew you always needed, and tips to create a plan that works best for your children. "Stop saying yes to all of your ex's demands," New York Divorce Attorney Dennis Vetrano warns. Your parental pride, as he calls it, is not going to do your kids any favors in the long run. "Throughout the course of my nearly two-decade career, I have rescued children from neglectful homes, empowered clients to escape abusive relationships, dealt with every conceivable aspect of litigation but through it all I never lose sight of what we are fighting for and I never give up..."- Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., Esq. Since 2005, Mr. Vetrano has carried out every phase of litigation, including negotiated settlements, from filing through hearing or trial in the following areas of law: Contested and uncontested (divorce) matrimonials Legal separation Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements Paternity Child custody Guardianship Adoption Child support Spousal support Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., Esq., graduated from SUNY Albany with a Bachelors Degree, Major: Political Science, Minor: Economics. He began his dedication to the law as a law student at Albany Law School in 1995. Connect with Dennis, here, and make sure to follow him on TikTok for more amazing legal advice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2022
Dating After Divorce: Do You Really Have to be the Most Perfect Version of Yourself to Start Dating Again? With Relationship Expert Jennifer Hurvitz
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"When is it okay to start dating after divorce?" is one of the questions I am asked on a pretty frequent basis, and just like there is no one-size-fits-all method to relationships, it's the same for dating after divorce. One of the most common myths about dating after divorce, however, is that you must be the most perfect version of yourself to start dating again, and we have relationship expert and dating coach Jennifer Hurvitz here to debunk that myth for you. "Know your why," Jen shares, and also urges listeners to avoid seeking validation through the dating process. That's a big no-no in the dating after divorce playbook. This episode of Moms Moving On will not only answer a lot of questions about dating after divorce for you, it will also make you feel totally comfortable to get back out there when you're ready. Jennifer Hurvitz is known for her no-nonsense approach to all things relationships and is proud to say she's made quite the career out of pretty disastrous circumstances...her own divorce. She’s a Relationship Expert, Dating Coach, best- selling author, and host of the award-winning Doing Relationships Right Podcast. Divorced since 2014, Jennifer lives in Charlotte with her two awesome, college-bound sons.   Through her books and weekly podcast, Jennifer helps people understand what a happy relationship can look like and how to dip their toes back into the dating world post-divorce. Jen has been featured on OprahMagazine.com where her book, Woulda.Coulda.Shoulda: A Divorce Coach’s Guide to Staying Married was chosen as one of the BEST books to read with your partner for a healthy relationship! Find Jennifer speaking all over the country and look for her name in publications like, Forbes, Scary Mommy & BluntMoms. Follow Jennifer on IG at www.instagram.com/doingrelationshipsright Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2022
Children and Divorce: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and How to Protect Your Children; with Attorney Elle Barr
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If there is something all parents want during the divorce process, it's for their children to not experience adversity or have to struggle in any way. But unfortunately, this isn't the reality for so many children as we discuss on this episode of Moms Moving On, with our guest Elle Barr. Elle is on a mission to educate parents everyone on the effects of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and we have an in-depth chat on how to prevent ACEs from dominating your child's life during the divorce process. Elle Barr is an experienced family law attorney with a deep commitment to serving children and families. She has experience representing clients in all family law matters, with an emphasis on serving as a court appointed GAL in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Ms. Barr graduated with high honors from Rutgers University School of Law and began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Lee B. Laskin, J.S.C. in Camden County, New Jersey. Following her clerkship, Ms. Barr represented the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety as a Deputy Attorney General. She also served as an Assistant Deputy Public Defender and as a Court Appointed Law Guardian for the state of New Jersey. Following these roles, Ms. Barr represented abused and neglected children as a GAL for KidsVoice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a Divorce Mediator with Collaborative training and certification as well, Ms. Barr has the unique ability to effectively manage the heightened emotions often found in family law matters. She is respected by her peers and recognized for her zealous advocacy. Ms. Barr’s empathizing nature allows her to build a strong trusting relationship with clients, ultimately leading to a more comprehensive understanding of each particular situation. Clients value her logical thinking, kindness and unwavering commitment. Currently, Ms. Barr serves as a GAL in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She also serves as the Judicial Education Coordinator for OurFamilyWizard. In this role, she educates judges, lawyers, and other family law professionals on the online tools that are used to reduce conflict and increase accountability in high-conflict co- parenting situations. She frequently travels across the U.S. to represent the company and speak at key events such as industry conferences and continuing legal education seminars. Connect with Elle, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2022
Two Chapters from Michelle's New Book, Moms Moving On: Real Life Advice on Conquering Divorce, Co-Parenting Through Conflict, and Becoming Your Best Self
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It's here, pub day for host Michelle Dempsey-Multack's FIRST book, and to celebrate, you can listen to two Chapters from Moms Moving On: Real Life Advice on Conquering Divorce, Co-Parenting Through Conflict, and Becoming Your Best Self. Michelle personally selected two chapters from her audiobook to give you a taste of what you can expect from her heartfelt and helpful labor of love. The entire Moms Moving On community is beyond excited to be sharing this with you today, and we hope you enjoy what reviewers have called "every divorcing mom's bff by her side." Happy listening, reading, and THANK YOU for supporting Moms Moving On! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2022
A Deep Dive Into Michelle Dempsey-Multack's New Book, Moms Moving On: Real Life Advice on Conquering Divorce, Co-Parenting Through Conflict, and Becoming Your Best Self
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With launch day of Michelle Dempsey Multack's first book, Moms Moving On: Real Life Advice on Conquering Divorce, Co-Parenting Through Conflict, and Becoming Your Best Self, just one week away, Michelle decided to bring her most frequently asked questions about the book to the podcast to share it all. On this episode of Moms Moving On, Michelle is joined by her right-hand-woman and Moms Moving On community leader, Jess Evans, for a chat about what you can expect to learn in the book, and which beans Michelle will and won't be spilling. Don't forget to sign up for Michelle's live launch day summit featuring her favorite divorce industry experts happing March 15th for a day of virtual celebrating, learning, and growing. Our Moms Moving On Summit presenters have been handpicked by Michelle and have either contributed to the book or who have offered advanced praise for the final product and have so much to share with you! And the best part? The event is completely free for everyone who has pre-ordered Moms Moving On: Real Life Advice for Conquering Divorce, Co-Parenting Through Conflict, and Becoming Your Best Self. Register and learn about our presenters here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2022
How to Set Boundaries with Yourself to Be Able to Thrive After Divorce, with 'Boundary Boss' Terri Cole
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We repeat what we do not repair, Author and Psychotherapist Terri Cole reminds us on this episode of Moms Moving On, further driving home the point that when it comes to setting boundaries after divorce, the change starts within us. Terri Cole is a licensed psychotherapist, global relationship and empowerment expert, and the author of Boundary Boss-The Essential Guide to Talk True, Be Seen and (Finally) Live Free. For over two decades, Terri has worked with a diverse group of clients that includes everyone from stay-at-home moms to celebrities and Fortune 500 CEOs. She has a gift for making complex psychological concepts accessible and actionable so that clients and students achieve sustainable change. She inspires over 300,000 people weekly through her blog, social media platform, signature courses, and her popular podcast, The Terri Cole Show. If you want to understand more about your boundary style, Terri has developed a free quiz just for you. Check it out here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2022
What Being a Child of Divorce Teaches You About Life, Marriage, and Parenting; with Tara Clark of @ModernMomProbs
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"How will divorce affect my kids?" is one of the first questions any parent will ask themselves when deciding to end a marriage. While we don't have a crystal ball to predict the future, we do have endless resources to turn to for guidance, advice, and information related to how divorce affects children. The best resources in my opinion are the grown up children of divorce; the adults who can look back and clearly identify what affected them, how it felt, and how it has shaped them today. On this episode of Moms Moving On, we hear from good friend and talented Author, Entrepreneur, and Instagram personality Tara Clark, of @modernmomprobs. Tara experienced divorce as a child and gives us an open and honest take of how divorce affected her life both as a child and now as a mother. Tara Clark is an author, content creator, mother, and the Founder of Modern Mom Probs. Tara began her career at Nickelodeon, overseeing social media for Nick Jr. and Nick@Nite. After becoming a mom and recognizing a hole in the online space for moms to authentically connect, she used her social media skill-set to launch Modern Mom Probs in 2017. She has since amassed a following of over 700K women, solidifying herself as a humorous and authentic voice of a generation of women, and her brand as a go-to resource for modern moms. Tara published her first parenting book, “Modern Mom Probs: A Survival Guide for 21st Century Mothers” in April of 2021. Additionally, her work has been featured in prominent publications including Buzzfeed, Today, Parents.com, Romper and Yahoo Life. As an advocate for maternal mental health support, Tara held the honor of being the 2021 Spokesperson of The Blue Dot Project, the national symbol for maternal mental health survivor-ship, support, and solidarity. In late 2021, Tara launched Modern Mom Style Box, a clothing rental subscription service that gives members access to unlimited styles for one flat monthly fee. Tara holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Villanova University and an MBA from Metropolitan College of New York in Media Management. She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and son. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2022
Leaving an Emotionally and/or Physically Abusive Marriage; Tips from Top Divorce Attorney Sabrina Shaheen Cronin
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Wondering how to leave an emotionally and/or physically abusive marriage? There are some critical steps to take before you do, as explained by top Michigan divorce attorney, Sabrina Sheehan Cronin, owner and founder of The Cronin Law Firm. After spending years as a prosecutor, Sabrina found her passion in helping, empowering, and protecting victims of crime. Sabrina truly desires to make a lasting and positive impact on every person who walks through the doors of her firm, which is why she was the perfect person to interview in regard to leaving an abusive marriage. Her professional experience is distinctive and varied. She began as an associate attorney for a large civil litigation firm, where she practiced bankruptcy law, civil litigation, family law, and medical malpractice defense. From there she moved on to an insurance defense firm, where she continued to handle a variety of litigation matters, including medical malpractice and family law. She was also General Counsel for a Professional Employer Organization, handling human resources, employment law matters, and litigation. Sabrina then took on the position of Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office before opening her namesake law firm. Originally published April 25th 2021 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2022
Real Housewives of New Jersey's Margaret & Lexi Chat About Affairs in Unhappy Marriages, Listening to Your Gut, Step-Parenting, and All That Happens In Between
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Margaret Josephs and Lexi Barbuto of the Real Housewives of New Jersey have both been through affairs, divorce, and have learned a lot about themselves, step-parenting, and blending families in the process. They've both joined us on this episode of the Moms Moving On podcast to uncover it all and share a lot of helpful truths about their own personal journeys and what they've learned from them. Their authenticity and honesty is refreshing, and will make you want to harness those true feelings in your gut and run with them! Aside from being two of the famous faces on Bravo's Real Housewives of New Jersey, Margaret and Lexi host the Caviar Dreams, Tuna Fish Budget podcast, named for Margaret's first book, Caviar Dreams, Tuna Fish Budget: How to Survive in Business and Life which was released by Simon and Schuster in 2021. Lexi Barbuto has been the long-time creative director of Margaret's Macbeth Collection. Catch them both on season 12 of Real Housewives of New Jersey on Bravo airing now! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2022
How to Effectively Co-Parent with A High-Conflict Ex; with Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.
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In recent celebrity news, we're watching a high-conflict co-parenting relationship play out before our eyes through Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, making co-parents around the world shudder over knowing how difficult it can be to co-parent with someone who is constantly looking for a battle. We also know that one reasonable co-parent can make a positive difference in the lives of the children who are being co-parented by one high-conflict parent, but that doesn't make dealing with it any easier. High-conflict co-parenting can make life incredibly stressful and full of unnecessary tension, which in-turn, rubs off on the kids. "The key is realizing we have to take a different approach. The secret to managing a high-conflict personality is managing your own anxiety," Bill Eddy says on this episode of Moms Moving On, and on this third visit to our show, Bill shares the secrets and strategies for how to effectively co-parenting with a high-conflict ex, and shares the "4 forget about its," that you definitely need to hear! "As early as possible you want to learn how to separate dealing with your ex or ex-to-be from getting your needs met emotionally. Don't keep trying to get it from the person who can't give it to you." Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. is High Conflict Institute's co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer. He pioneered the High Conflict Personality Theory (HCP) and has become an expert on managing disputes involving people with high conflict personalities. He was the Senior Family Mediator at the National Conflict Resolution Center for 15 years, a Certified Family Law Specialist lawyer representing clients in family court for 15 years, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker therapist with twelve years’ experience. He serves on the faculty of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law in California and is a Conjoint Associate Professor with the University of Newcastle Law School in Australia. He has been a keynote speaker and trainer in over 30 U.S. states and 10 countries. In addition to authoring over twenty books, he writes a popular blog on PsychologyToday.com with over five million views. For a list of of Bill's books, click here. We highly suggest The High-Conflict Co-Parenting Survival Guide, Splitting, Calming Upset People with EAR, and The 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2022
How to Get Out of - and Get Over - a Toxic Relationship; with Dr. Heidi Brocke
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If you've ever been in a toxic relationship, or find yourself wondering how to get out of a toxic relationship, you know that the weight of being stuck under the control of someone toxic can be downright suffocating. On this episode of Moms Moving On, Dr. Heidi Brocke shares tips for how to get out of a toxic relationship, why it is so hard to get out a toxic relationship, and what to do to get over a toxic relationship, and her information is SO eye-opening and validating! Heidi Brocke is a Toxic Relationship Awareness & Healing Specialist. After spending 14 years in an extremely emotionally and narcissistically abusive relationship she broke the chains and turned her past into her passion; She left her 24 years career in healthcare to use her life experience and education to be the person she needed when she herself was trapped in the darkness of an unhealthy relationship to provide hope, healing, and freedom to those whose lives have been affected by toxic relationships, emotional abuse, and narcissistic behaviors. Through education, she presents the understanding needed to empower others to walk through fear and into their freedom.  Today she has helped hundreds rid and heal their toxic relationships and hosts the popular podcast, It’s not Normal, It’s Toxic-rid your life of toxic people - with over a million listens worldwide. She’s an international keynote speaker, recipient of Empowering Women in Business of The Year award by Inspiring Lives Magazine, and has been featured in both Forbes and Time Magazines for the dedication given to her clients and for her work in the toxic relationship area. Learn more about Heidi, here. Want to know if you're dealing with a toxic personality? Take Dr. Heidi's free toxic personality assessment here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2022
The Top Co-Parenting Mistakes to Avoid, with Co-Parenting Coach Jay Skibbens
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When it comes to co-parenting, we're not all going to get it right 100% of the time. But knowing what not to do as a co-parent will go a long way in your journey towards figuring out how to make co-parenting work for your family. That's why I enlisted none other than co-parenting coach Jay Skibbens to help guide us through the top co-parenting mistakes to avoid. Jay Skibbens is a single parent life coach with an incredibly powerful and interesting story. He has been coparenting for 7+ years and has 2 amazing sons. He coaches parents 1:1, in groups and has created Single Parenting on Purpose, a place for single parents and coparents to learn and grow together. Follow Jay on Instagram at @jayskibbens Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2022
How to Manage Your Divorce Anxiety; with Dr. Ilene Cohen, Ph.D.
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How am I going to do this? What will single parenting be like? Will my child develop anxiety? What will people SAY?!  Any way we slice it, the end of a marriage or relationship of any kind, is going to cause a healthy amount of anxiety. It's only natural. But when we don't manage these anxieties, moving on becomes an almost impossible task to complete.  In this episode, we chat with Dr. Ilene Cohen; a psychotherapist, professor, blogger and award winning author of the popular self-help guides, When It’s Never About You and It's Within You. Her work regularly appears in top psychology publications including Psychology Today and PsychCentral. After graduating from the University of Tampa with a B.A. in Psychology, Dr. Ilene obtained her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Both her books and her practice are fueled by her passion for helping people achieve their goals, build a strong sense of self, and lead meaningful lives. She is also guided by a passion for service and lends her time to multiple charitable causes around the world. Dr. Ilene resides in Miami, Florida with her husband and two young daughters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2022
You Are Entitled to Your Feelings After Divorce: How to Keep Toxic Positivity Out of Your Divorce, with Whitney Goodman, LMFT
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If you've ever felt down about your divorce, confided in your feelings to someone else, and you were met with a response of "Look on the bright side!" or "It could be worse, you'll get over it!" you know how infuriating it feels to have your feelings shut down. That's called toxic positivity, Toxic positivity involves dismissing negative emotions and responding to distress with false reassurances rather than empathy. It comes from feeling uncomfortable with negative emotions But there's no place for that in divorce. You are entitled to your feelings after divorce, because as we've all learned, you need to feel them to heal them. That's where our guest Whitney Goodman, of the popular Instagram account @sitwithwhit comes in. Whitney is a licensed marriage and family therapist and author of the new book "Toxic Positivity: Keeping It Real In a World Obsessed with Positive Thinking. Whitney Goodman is the radically honest psychotherapist behind the hugely popular Instagram account @sitwithwhit, the author of Toxic Positivity, and the owner of The Collaborative Counseling Center, a private therapy practice in Miami, FL. She helps people who want to improve their relationships and emotional awareness. Whitney earned her undergraduate degree at Tulane University and a graduate degree in Counseling Psychology from The University of Miami. She has additional training and certifications in working with couples, trauma, and clients who have been diagnosed with chronic illness. Whitney has her own column in Psychology Today and has been featured in dozens of domestic and international publications, including The New York Times, Teen Vogue, NY Magazine, Instyle, and Good Morning America.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2022
It's National Divorce Month: How to Drop the Guilt and Shame Associated with Getting Divorced, with Liz Becker of the National Association of Divorce Professionals
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More people will be considering divorce this month than any other time of the year. Some have held it together through the holidays for the kids, others have made a resolution to choose their happiness over pain this new year. Whatever the reason is, though, there are feelings of guilt and shame that creep up on everybody going through the divorce process. In this episode of Moms Moving On, guest Liz Becker and I discuss the difference between guilt and shame, and how not to let guilt and shame keep you stuck on your journey toward moving on. Liz Becker is President & Co-Founder of the National Association of Divorce Professionals and Senior Trainer of the CDS™ Program. Liz is also a Licensed NLP Master Practitioner, Communications Skills Coach & Trainer, and has more than a decade of experience in working with both divorcing clients and the professionals who serve them. Having worked in the divorce industry for many years, she has a keen sense of detecting specific issues that create obstacles for all parties involved in the process. Whether she was conducting NLP Certification Trainings, co-parenting workshops, or speaking at conferences, Liz has always found great reward in educating people on how to communicate more effectively and achieve positive change both personally and professionally. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2022
Healing From Divorce (and Everything That Came Before It) with Karen Millon
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Nothing seems to bring to the surface your problems of the past quite like getting divorced. As you try to make sense of what led you to where you are now, you begin to put the pieces together and understand your life in reverse. And according to our guest Karen Millon, that's a critical part of the healing process. Karen Millon believes you have to feel to heal, and helps her clients do that everyday through a modality of strategies and healing methods. She is a proponent of EMDR therapy, an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. Karen is the Author of An Amazing Divorce and Transformational Coach inspires you to heal by introducing all the different healing modalities and inspirational healing stories. Follow her on Instagram at @healinwithkaren or visit her website, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2021
Everything You Need to Know About Divorce Over 40 - and How to Handle the Loneliness - with Daniel Herrold
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There are 20-25 million divorced people between the ages of 35-65, meaning that the majority of them are divorced over 40. Between the loneliness and quietness of being alone once your children are grown and out of the house and the fact that you're now starting over again as a completely different person than you were when you were married long ago - there are SO many heartstrings that divorce over 40 seems to pull at. Our guest, Daniel Herrold, not only shares how to face all of the icky stuff that comes up when you are divorced over 40 - he's also bringing together that population of divorced men and women with his wildly successful divorce community. In 2020, he Co-Founded Divorced Over Forty, a group that provides community to divorced men & women across the world who are in the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s. This community provides support through content on its social media channels, as well as hosts events with a specific intention of fostering and cultivating friendships. With over 10,000 strong virtual, tribes have been formed all over the world. Daniel is a divorced dad of 3 daughters currently living in Tulsa, Oklahoma. You can find his community on Instagram at @divorcedover40 or follow him personally at @danielherrold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2021
How to Handle Your Changing Friendships After Divorce, with Kate Anthony
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There's no denying it - divorce will change just about every part of your life, including your friendships. But, as any seasoned divorced woman will come to find, in most cases - these changes are for the best. Losing friends after divorce hurts, but when you begin to understand the "why" behind these fizzled out friendships, you can embrace all of the space you're clearing out in your life for new ones. On this episode of Moms Moving On, our guest Kate Anthony shares her own personal friendship story that she experienced after her own divorce, and how she moved forward into her new life. Kate Anthony is the host of the New York Times recommended podcast, The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast, and a certified divorce coach who helps women (with children, especially) decide if they should stay in or leave their marriages – and then either helps them heal their relationships, or exit with grace. You can find Kate here, and be sure to check out her amazing new course "The Divorce Survival Program." Follow Kate on Instagram at @thedivorcesurvivalguide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2021
Protecting Your Children from High-Conflict, Alienating Behavior While Co-Parenting; with Filmmaker Ginger Gentile
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Just a quick note before we get into today's episode. The topic of parental alienation has been a bit of a controversial one in the world of divorce and co-parenting. It's important to remember that the views, ideas, beliefs, and opinions expressed in this episode are those of the guest, and not necessarily shared by the Moms Moving On team.  That said, both mothers and fathers alike have found themselves on the receiving end of hurtful comments made by the other parent to the children. Children almost never escape the wrath of a high-conflict co-parent, and in some extreme cases, this type of behavior can result in full alienation of the other parent. That's where our guest, Ginger Gentile, comes in. Ginger Gentile is an activist documentary filmmaker dedicated to addressing ignored issues and shedding light on solutions. Her film, Erasing Family, talks about the harsh realities of parental alienation which premiered at Lincoln Center in 2019 and showcased the trauma children face in high-conflict custody battles. Ginger passionately advocates for those who don't have a voice. You can learn more about Ginger, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2021
When Your Spouse Comes Out as LGBTQ and What To Do Next, with Sheri Davis, LCSW, LGBTQ Divorce Coach
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After discovering her spouse of many years was gay, Sheri Davis, LCSW, a mom of two daughters, not only faced divorce, she also had to face the fact that a secret had been kept from her - two difficult hurdles to overcome. Now, she's helping other couples cope with the same reality and navigate these waters with more ease and confidence. In this episode of Moms Moving On, Sheri not only shares her powerful story, she shares how she helps others: Figure out what steps to take after finding out a spouse is gay How to talk to the children about it - and what NOT to say! How to maintain a healthy co-parenting relationship How to rebuild your confidence after the split Sheri is a Certified Divorce Coach with 20 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker. She believes that there are many ways to be a family and helps people at any stage of the divorce process make decisions to create a healthy post-divorce family that benefits everyone. Sheri’s story of divorce and the choices she had to make after learning that her husband was gay, offers hope and provides an important reminder that we all can choose how to respond to the curveballs life throws our way.  Sheri has a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Washington with a focus on Children, Youth & Family, and a Master of Arts degree in Sociology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California. During her career she has provided trauma-informed counseling services to adolescents and their families, college students, graduate students and young adults, collaborating with clients to reach their goals.  Sheri is a proud mom of two daughters in college who are grateful to their mom and dad for creating a post-divorce modern family based on respect and love. As Sheri and her former husband navigated a cross-country co-parenting relationship there were some challenges, but they worked hard to create a family for their daughters that allows for celebrating holidays with extended family, graduations and traveling together -- and yes, staying at each other’s homes from time to time as well.  To learn more about Sheri, go to: www.sheridaviscoaching.com or find her on IG at sheridavis_. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2021
Learning to Love Your Body, and Yourself, After Divorce: with Supermodel and Body Positivity Activist, Emme
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Society has been telling us for years exactly what we "should" look like, making the general population of women who don't naturally look like supermodels feel insecure without reason. And then comes divorce - a major life change that can bring even the most confident of women to her knees, leaving her rife with body issues. Well, our guest Emme, otherwise known as the 'Godmother of the full-figured industry,' has made it her life's mission to passionately advocate for size inclusivity, a power she was able to harness while raising a daughter solo after her own divorce. Spoiler alert, this was my first episode to date that had me crying on air. Emme has a really special way of making you believe in yourself - no matter what. Known for over two decades as the award winning, iconic American supermodel and trusted voice in the fashion, wellness, beauty and news industries, Emme is globally recognized as the innovative social reformer for women’s empowerment and positive body image. Named in 2018 by Oprah Magazine as the Godmother of the full figured industry, a TEDx presenter, Emme has twice been selected to People Magazine’s "50 Most Beautiful People" and Ladies’ Home Journal chose her as one of the "Most Important Women in America" and one of the "Most Fascinating Women of the Year." She has also been honored as one of Glamour magazine’s "Women of the Year" and as one of Biography magazine’s “25 Most Influential Women”. Emme is a long time Ambassador to The National Eating Disorders Association, board member of the Model Alliance, honorary board member of Project Heal, and Kent School Trustee. Emme is a sought-after media, healthcare, marketing and retail consultant, tapping into her invaluable insight from her 30 years in the TV, fashion and beauty industries. She is dedicated to positive body image and celebrating a woman's body™ and is frequently interviewed by the media on a variety of topics relating to eating disorders and body image, fashion & beauty trends, marketing, inclusive fitness, wellness, surviving cancer and women's health. She regularly visits: Today Show, GMA, CBS The Early Show, CNN, MSNBC, HLN, OWN, FOX News, OMG! Insider, Huff Post Live, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, and others to share her point of view on these topics.   Emme has authored five books translated in a variety of languages, “True Beauty- Putnam”, “Life’s Little Emergencies -St Martin’s Press”, “Morning Has Broken - Penguin”, “What Are You Hungry For?” – Harper Collins, and Chicken Soup for The Soul book series: “Curvy and Confident: 101 Stories of Loving Yourself and Your Body”. Check out all of the amazing contributions Emme is making to the world of women by checking out her website and signing up for her email list. I'm signed up, and I HIGHLY recommend you give yourself the gift of her messages. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2021
Turning Divorce Pain Into Single Motherhood Strength and Incredible Success with Author and Entrepreneur Tatiana Boncompagni
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"I make all the money, so I should make all the decisions," was the sentence that prompted a brand new life for Tatiana Boncompagni - and so she did. After 15 years of marriage, Tatiana realized it was time for a change. After taking time off from her career to raise her children, the dynamic in her marriage had shifted and she was ready to find her voice professionally and emotionally again. Sound familiar? This episode is all too relatable and yet so incredibly inspiring, as is the meal delivery service she co-founder to be able to provide other women with healthy, nourishing meals that bring a little sunshine, validation, and support into their lives. Tatiana Boncompagni is a writer, founder of popular meal delivery service, Eat Sunny, group fitness instructor and mom of three based in Manhattan. She has written about health, wellness, food, fashion and beauty for dozens of publications, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Marie Claire, Vogue, and InStyle. Her novels Gilding Lily and Hedge Fund Wives were published by HarperCollins and her mystery, Social Death, was published by Thomas & Mercer. She believes that healthy food should be easy to make, delicious to eat and nourishing for both the body and soul which is the foundation for Eat Sunny. Instagram @tatiboncompagni Eat Sunny Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2021
'Tis the Season to Be Triggered: How to Survive the Holidays After Divorce. with Erin Morrison, The Conscious Mom
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You've likely figured out the logistics of your schedule in your parenting plan, but how do you figure out how to survive the holidays after divorce? There's no easy way to say this, the first holiday season post-divorce is a hard one. There are so many emotions around being alone, not seeing your kids on the holidays, and speaking of kids, how in the world will you handle their emotions about their first holiday season after the divorce? This podcast has the answers, and our guest Erin Morrison of @itstheconsciousmom chats with me about all of the ways to give yourself a little grace, while doing your best as a mama and co-parent. Erin Morrison, MA, EDM, CCPC, The Conscious Mom is a Certified Conscious Parenting Coach. She holds two masters degrees in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University and trained under renowned psychologist Dr. Shefali Tsabary to expand her skill set and deliver a non-judgmental, therapeutic perspective to her practice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2021
The Art of Online Dating (After Divorce) with Alyssa Dineen of Style My Profile
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If online dating after divorce were Mt. Everest, Alyssa Dineen, founder of Style My Profile would be your sherpa. In this episode of Moms Moving On, Alyssa and I discuss online dating after divorce and how to make the most of your experience - while figuring out who to swipe right on, and who gets left. At the age of 41, after 18 years with her ex, Alyssa found herself in the uncharted territory of online dating. Alyssa noticed just how many dating profiles could benefit from minor (and major) tweaks. And so, it was after her own personal experiences that led her to found Style My Profile— the first-ever profile styling service for online daters. The mission of Style My Profile and her new book is to help online daters transform their destinies by taking charge of their profiles and their dating experience with Alyssa’s unique approach to “intentional” and mindful dating through self-discovery.  The Art of Online Dating is the perfect combination of a dating guidebook and the storytelling of a woman’s divorce and getting back out there again. If you’re brand new to online dating, this book will prepare you for your dating journey. If you’re a seasoned dater, this book will validate all of your dating experiences and give useful tips on how to improve your profile and your dating life. Learn more about Alyssa and purchase her BRAND NEW book, here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2021
Sex After Divorce: Rebuilding Trust and Getting Back in the Groove with Clinical Sexologist Dr. Lisa Paz
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Sex after divorce can be a difficult hump to get over (see what I did there?). Whether you're feeling uncomfortable in your own skin, have reservations about letting someone get that close to you again, or don't even know where to begin when it comes to sex after divorce, this podcast is covering all of it. Our guest, Dr. Lisa Paz, is an expert in the field of the couples, individual and sexual health and is here to help you. Dr. Lisa has a Doctorate in Clinical Sexology and is a Board Certified Sex Therapist and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She also has a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology – Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the American Board of Sexology, the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, the National Association of Professional Women, and Haddassah Womens Organization. To learn more about Dr. Lisa, check out her amazing services and courses, or to connect with her, click here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2021
Setting Boundaries With Your Ex After Divorce with Breakup Coach Matina Singh
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Divorce gives you the physical boundary, but what about the emotional boundaries? Setting boundaries with an ex is a critical component to moving on, and in this episode of Moms Moving On, breakup coach and founder of Master Self Image Matina Singh and I do a deep dive into setting boundaries. We also cover the importance of setting boundaries with a narcissist or other high-conflict personality - a tool that will change your life after divorce. Matina Singh helps women overcome the hardship of break-up / divorce and to step into their own power - Mastering their Self Image. Her own divorce journey left her scattered, but she was determined to build a better life for herself and her children. It took her three years to get back to living a life without doubting and devaluing herself. After becoming a Knowledge Broker, a program of Tony Robbins and Dean Graziosi, she discovered her signature techniques, and it has become her mission to help other women see the true potential that they have deep within them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2021
Healing from Betrayal and Learning to Trust Again After Divorce with Gilza Fort-Martinez, LMFT
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If you are not only processing the pain of divorce but also reeling from the pain of betrayal after divorce, you might be feeling like learning to trust again after divorce and infidelity is an uphill battle. This is why I consulted with Miami-based marriage and family therapist Gilza Fort-Martinez, on her strategies for helping clients overcome trust issues after an affair. "Betrayal is a loss. It's a grieving process that happens from being hit with something that was very often unexpected, Gilza Fort-Martinez says. "Most of the time, people are somewhat blindsided." But there IS hope, Gilza shares, and she also shares her tips for how to feel hopeful again after a divorce that ended because of a betrayal, too. A graduate of University of Miami, Gilza is the founder and CEO of Resolution Counseling Center, a private practice in Miami, Florida. Her passion for helping individuals improve their lives drives her to continuously find ways to reach the community, which is why when she’s not working directly with individuals and couples, she can be found leading a workshop or lecturing on a wide range of topics including stress management, building intimacy, improving communication effectiveness, infidelity and forgiveness, and navigating life transitions Follow Gilza on Instagram, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2021
Finding Love After Loss; Dealing with Your Grief, Your Guilt, and Everyone Else's Opinions with Guest Rachael Braunshweiger
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At just 39 years old, Rachael Braunshweiger lost her husband to pancreatic cancer after a long 5-year-battle with the disease. Now a single and heartbroken mom to their two young girls, Rachael was left with two decisions: sink or swim. So, against all odds, she swam - fast and hard - to protect her girls, to rewrite her future, and to maintain a positive outlook on what the rest of her life can be. In this episode, Rachael and I discuss what it's like to move on in life after unimaginable pain, what it's like to meet someone new after years spent with someone else, how to handle the loss with kids, and how to handle (and shut down) everyone else's opinions of your new life! Today, Rachael inspires women all over the globe and helps them "embrace their next chapter." You can find her on Instagram at @gutsandgloss and join her community, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2021
Overcoming Past Trauma and the Trauma of Divorce and Moving on to a Happier, Healthier Life with Nate Postlethwait
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The childhood trauma you bring into adulthood and relationships, your trauma after divorce, any trauma you experience at all doesn't define you - it shapes you - and Nate Postlethwait knows it all too well. Nate Postlethwait is a trauma survivor, and he's here to help the world with their trauma as well. After experiencing severe abuse as a child, Nate has learned that life is about overcoming, growing, and breaking free from the bonds of the past in order to move forward into a happier, healthier life. Nate's goal is to play an effective role in helping survivors without financial means to find trauma-informed therapy at little to no cost. He has developed a course titled 'Healing the Younger You' which not only offers trauma survivors the tools to overcome their trauma, it offers a large, supportive community as well. Learn more about Nate and what he has to offer, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2021
Getting Ready to Get Divorced? Here's What to do Next: With Top US Family Law Attorney Pilar Prinz
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Here's the truth about divorce - we don't know what we don't know. And when you're on the brink of divorce, there is no better gift you can give yourself than the gift of getting educated; knowing your options, understanding the laws around divorce in your particular state and county, and preparing for the road ahead. Pilar Prinz is a top US family law attorney who co-founded Divorce in Good Company, a place for women who need guidance, education, and support when going through the divorce process. In this episode of Moms Moving On, Pilar and I discuss: What steps to take when you're ready for divorce What you should focus your time and attention on How to make sure you decide which divorce outcome is most important to you and so much more! Pilar Prinz is here to lead women through this singular time in their lives with confidence, warmth, humor and good-natured bad-assery. Her experience as a top divorce lawyer for the past 20 years has propelled her into the national media scene as a guest legal expert on CNN, Fox News and other national programs. In 2021, she was voted one of The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Family Law. To get in touch with Pilar, you can email her at info@divorceingoodcompany.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
A Lawyer's Perspective on Things to Consider When You're Entering A New Relationship After Divorce, with Family Law Attorney Lauren Hunt
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After divorce, the thought of a new relationship can be exciting, scary, and everything in between. But regardless how much you're ready to move on, it's important to remember that there are some really important things to consider when you're entering a new relationship after divorce. It's not just about your emotions. Sometimes, entering a relationship after divorce needs a bit more thought and strategy: How and when to introduce the kids How to handle it with your ex-spouse How to protect yourself financially What steps should you take before you move in together? What to consider for long-term success in your relationship And of course, what NOT to do Lauren Hunt is a NY-based family law attorney and offers incredible insight and actionable advice in this episode of Moms Moving On. Lauren has dedicated herself to helping individuals with their family legal matters since 2009. She has extensive experience representing clients in separation, divorce, child custody, child visitation, paternity, child support, maintenance (alimony), pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, and post-judgment enforcement and modification matters. Lauren is also trained in the practice of Collaborative Divorce - a non-adversarial method to divorce that is focused on achieving a civil, respectful and fair divorce outside of court. Lauren also maintains an active adoption practice as well as an estate planning practice.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2021
Everything You Need to Know About Divorce in a First Responder Family, with Attorney and Mediator Susan Guthrie
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In the US, a little over 50% of marriages end in divorce. In a first responder family, that number spikes to 60-70%. Figuring out a co-parenting schedule when you work a 9-5 job is hard enough as it is, but when you factor in the schedule of a first responder parent, things can get even trickier. But don't worry - there are ways to design a parenting plan in a first responder family that will give your kids the consistency they deserve, our guest Susan Guthrie shares, and it starts with building flexibility into your plan. The tips Susan shares in this episode are incredible, and can be applied to all parenting plans as well. Susan Guthrie, nationally recognized as one of the Top Family Law and Mediation Attorneys in the United States, has been helping individuals and families navigate separation and divorce for more than 30 years. Susan is passionate about helping people to find a better path through divorce than the traditional adversarial litigation method and is one of the leading divorce mediators in the country. Susan has also recently partnered with mediation legend, Forrest “Woody” Mosten, to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy to provide cutting edge gold-standard trainings for attorneys, mediators and other professionals.  As one of the best known names in the divorce world, Susan also recently launched a membership community to accompany her top podcast, The Divorce & Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq., which provides subscribers with additional support, resources and advice from the voice you can trust. The podcast is one of the top divorce podcasts on the air and has reach millions of listeners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2021
Divorcing a Narcissist: Handling the Divorce Process, Co-Parenting, and How to Take Back Your Emotional Power
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Divorcing a narcissist may seem like an impossible, uphill battle, but thanks to high-conflict experts like Bill Eddy, LCSW & Esq., there are ways to to make the impossible much more possible. In this episode of Moms Moving On, we are joined again by Bill Eddy from the High Conflict Institute. We not only discuss how to divorce a narcissist, we also cover how to handle the divorce process with a narcissist, how to co-parent with a narcissist, and how to take your emotional power back, so that you can have a happily ever after without your narcissist ex-spouse meddling in your life. We also discuss his new book, Splitting: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder and how much value it can bring to the life of somebody trying to navigate the divorce process with a narcissist. Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. is the co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of the High Conflict Institute in San Diego, California. He pioneered the High Conflict Personality Theory (HCP) and has become an expert on managing disputes involving people with high conflict personalities. He was the Senior Family Mediator at the National Conflict Resolution Center for 15 years, a Certified Family Law Specialist lawyer representing clients in family court for 15 years, and a licensed clinical social worker therapist with twelve years’ experience. He serves on the faculty of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law in California and is a Conjoint Associate Professor with the University of Newcastle Law School in Australia. He has been a speaker and trainer in over 30 U.S. states and 10 countries. He is the author or co-author of twenty books and has a popular blog on the Psychology Today website with over 4.0 million views. Randi Kreger has brought the concerns of family members who have a loved one with BPD to an international forefront through her website, www.bpdcentral.com, and the Welcome to Oz online support community. Through Eggshells Press, she offers family members a wide variety of more specialized booklets and other materials. She was also instrumental in the formation of the Personality Disorders Awareness Network (PDAN), a not-for-profit organization. Kreger is author of The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook and The Essential Family Member Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder. She speaks and gives workshops about BPD internationall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2021
How to Leave Your Marriage When You Are a Stay-at-Home Mom and Worried About Your Financial Future
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It seems impossible, right? The thought of leaving your marriage even though you haven't worked outside of the home in ages and have no financial security of your own. What if I told you that it wasn't impossible and that you didn't have to be like the many people who choose a life of unhappiness out of fear that there is just no other way? There is always another way. In my podcast with Bill Farias of Farias Family Law in Massachusetts, we discus the fact that there are many possibilities for a woman to leave an unhappy or potentially dangerous marriage despite her financial position. Attorney Bill Farias is the firm’s founder and managing attorney. His focus is on family law, and mainly divorce, custody and support matters. He chose family law because it provides an opportunity to help people who are at a low point in life. He loves that people come to him in the darkest of times, and that he has the chance to not only get them through it, but to actually turn their circumstances into a positive experience. That’s what this firm aims for in every case, both in terms of the quality of the legal work and the client service. Before law school, Bill was a case manager at the Department of Children & Families in MA. This experience allowed him to work closely with families, and required work on issues of custody, mental health, substance abuse, medical care, schooling, domestic violence and other issues that are typically addressed in divorce and custody cases. Bill dedicated the early part of his career to building litigation skills. He worked as an assistant district attorney and tried a number of cases before juries and judges. When there are contested issues in family law, it’s important that the attorney has the skill, experience and courage to push the client’s position. For fun, Bill likes to read and to travel with his wife Kenia, and two little girls, Gabriella and Emma. They have a golden-doodle Allie and a shi-tzu mix Teddy. Bill grew up playing hockey and volleyball, but now he’s too old and slow, and gets sore easily, so he stopped. He now channels his competitive drive toward litigation. Bill’s obsessed with building a firm that combines top-quality legal representation and elite client service and can find him on Instagram @fariasfamilylaw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2021
Dating After Divorce: What Are the Rules? With Guest Carrie Pyle Lawrence
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Dating in today's day and age? Tricky. Dating after divorce in today's day and age? Downright mind-boggling, which is why I enlisted the help of Carrie Pyle Lawrence, founder of the blog "Diaries of a Divorcee." As a divorced mom of two girls, Carrie has been chronicling her dating trials and tribulations, and learning a hell of a lot in the process. In this episode of Moms Moving On, Carrie and I chat about: The rules for dating after divorce How to date after divorce when you have children When to date after divorce And SO much more Learn more about Carrie, here, or follow her on Instagram at @carriepylelawrence Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2021
How to Manage Your Child's Behaviors and How to Discipline Them While Co-Parenting
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You know the drill; you've finally found a way to get your kid to ______ (insert frustrating parenting phase) and then as soon as your child returns from the other parent's house, it's like ALL of your hard work has come undone. Trust me, we've all been there, and how to manage your child's behaviors in two separate homes is one of the most challenging aspects when it comes to co-parenting. For this episode of Moms Moving On, I chatted with Child Behavior Improvement Expert, Kimball Lewis. Kimball is also the founder of Empowering Parents, a company dedicated to empowering parents with the tools to manage the most challenging behavior problems in children ages 5 to 25. Kimball shares some really great and useful tools for managing discipline in two homes, and how to take it all in stride no matter how hard the parenting challenge. Learn more about Kimball and Empowering Parents, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2021
Everything You Need to Know About Mediation (and How It Can be Helpful Before Divorce As Well) with Attorney and Mediator Dori Shwirtz
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The idea of mediation can be scary - but when you get to understand the benefits of mediation, you realize that it is anything but. On this episode of Moms Moving On, Attorney and Mediator Dori Shwirtz breaks down the reasons why mediation should be a no-brainer for divorcing couples, as the process aims to keep things calm and free of litigation. We also explore the process of marital mediation which takes the non-traditional approach, different from couple’s therapy, and is a guided process of mediation that is aimed at helping you resolve any differences and either save your marriage or decide to divorce if that is the right course for you. Either way, mediation is awesome and so is Dori. Learn more about her, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2021
How to Rock Life, New Relationships, and How to Make the Most of Your Time After Divorce
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Adjusting to the time without your kids once you start co-parenting. Rediscovering yourself after divorce. Dating someone new and introducing him to your kids. Mealtime life hacks to save your single mom sanity. There's nothing we didn't cover in this episode of Moms Moving On, and you are going to LOVE Christine Pittman, author and Founder of Cook the Story. Christine is the founder of COOKtheSTORY where her passion is to create recipes that take less time in the kitchen, giving you more time at the table. Christine’s love for cooking started early, watching and listening to her mother and grandmother in the kitchen, and working in her parents’ restaurants starting at age 12. But before launching her lucrative food blog and business, Christine was doing something entirely different --    Ten years ago, Christine was on maternity leave from a PhD program when her family relocated from Canada to Orlando. In a new country, armed with a master’s degree in Linguistics and a new baby, Christine struggled to find a job opportunity that matched her skillset.    While she figured out what to do with her life, she started a food blog. It was an exciting hobby and kept her connected with friends and family back home. Since then, what originally started as a hobby has turned into one of the top-ranked food blogs in the world, with more than 2 MILLION monthly readers. The journey from hobbyist to full-fledged lucrative business had many twists and turns, and a lot of learning curves. But now, Christine has figured it out and has great tips and strategies to help other online businesses grow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2021
How to Co-Parent with a High-Conflict Ex; with Bill Eddy, LCSW & Esq., and Founder of the High Conflict Institute
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Sometimes with a high-conflict ex-spouse, it feels like you just can't win. Like no matter how hard you try, you'll still be fighting forever. Like you could have just stayed married if you were still going to deal with this much drama. That's where Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. comes in. As the founder of the High Conflict Institute and with years of dealing with high-conflict individuals under his belt, there is no better resource for how to co-parent with your high-conflict ex-spouse. Personality disorders like narcissism and borderline personality disorder are what Bill knows best, so if your ex fits that category, you're in the right hands. Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. is High Conflict Institute's co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer. He pioneered the High Conflict Personality Theory (HCP) and has become an expert on managing disputes involving people with high conflict personalities. He was the Senior Family Mediator at the National Conflict Resolution Center for 15 years, a Certified Family Law Specialist lawyer representing clients in family court for 15 years, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker therapist with twelve years’ experience. He serves on the faculty of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law in California and is a Conjoint Associate Professor with the University of Newcastle Law School in Australia. He has been a keynote speaker and trainer in over 30 U.S. states and 10 countries. In addition to authoring over twenty books, he writes a popular blog on PsychologyToday.com with over five million views. Check out the amazing books we reference in this episode, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2021
The Secrets to Creating the Very Best Parenting Plan; with New York Divorce Attorney Dennis Vetrano
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"Stop saying yes to all of your ex's demands," New York Divorce Attorney Dennis Vetrano warns. Your parental pride, as he calls it, is not going to do your kids any favors in the long run. In this episode of Moms Moving On, Dennis and I uncover the parenting plan secrets you never knew you always needed, and tips to create a plan that works best for your children. "Throughout the course of my nearly two-decade career, I have rescued children from neglectful homes, empowered clients to escape abusive relationships, dealt with every conceivable aspect of litigation but through it all I never lose sight of what we are fighting for and I never give up..."- Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., Esq. Since 2005, Mr. Vetrano has carried out every phase of litigation, including negotiated settlements, from filing through hearing or trial in the following areas of law: Contested and uncontested (divorce) matrimonials Legal separation Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements Paternity Child custody Guardianship Adoption Child support Spousal support Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., Esq., graduated from SUNY Albany with a Bachelors Degree, Major: Political Science, Minor: Economics. He began his dedication to the law as a law student at Albany Law School in 1995. Connect with Dennis, here, and make sure to follow him on TikTok for more amazing legal advice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2021
Moving On and Managing Grief as a Single Mom with NBC's Today Show Correspondent Bobbie Thomas
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At the end of 2020, style editor and fashion expert Bobbie Thomas was forced to tragically say goodbye to the love of her life, Michael, and accept reality as a single mom to her now 6-year-old son, Miles. In this episode of Moms Moving On, Bobbie talks about adjusting to life as a single mom, managing her grief as she moves forward, and how she talks to Miles about his late-father when the hard-hitting questions come her way. What shines through in this episode, despite the grief and heartbreak Bobbie has experienced, is her strength and commitment to joy, gratitude, and connecting with other women for support. Bobbie Thomas is an American fashion journalist. She is the Style Editor for NBC's Today Show. She has been considered a beauty and fashion expert for over a decade, and has appeared on TV shows including E! Red Carpet coverage, Style Network's Fashion Police, The View and The Wendy Williams Show. Bobbie is also now the ambassador for Russell Stover's Joy Bites. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2021
Organizing Your Life After Divorce with Professional Divorce Organizer Michelle Sarao
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As if adjusting to life after divorce weren't challenging enough, we're faced with the age-old question of "What do I do with all of this stuff?!" That's where Michelle Sarao, Founder of Divorce RX. comes in. Michelle helps divorcing parents organize their homes + lives, and takes the overwhelm out of the transition to this new stage. Whether you're adjusting to life as a single mom after downsizing or you're struggling with what to do with all those things that remind of your life "before," or even what to do with your photo albums and wedding dress, Michelle has all the answers for you. Learn more about Michelle, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2021
How to Have a 'Good' Divorce (Even If Your Ex Isn't On the Same Page) with Sarah Armstrong, Author & VP of Global Marketing at Google
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As moms, we all want the same thing when it comes to divorce - a good one, if there even is such a thing. We want the amicable divorce, the friendly "I want the best for you," relationship with our exes because we know that will ultimately benefit our kids the most. But sometimes, it's only one parent who is in favor of a good divorce, while the other parent chooses anger and ego over anything else. In this episode of Moms Moving On, good divorce proponent and author of The Mom’s Guide to a Good Divorce, Sarah Armstrong and I chatted about what it means to have a good divorce, what it takes to put your child first, and how you can still have a good divorce even if your ex isn't on the same page. This conversation will have you breathing a sigh of relief as you realize that your good effort will not go unnoticed by your kids despite what your may do or not do. In fact, your efforts will make ALL the difference in the lives of your children. Sarah Armstrong is vice president, global marketing operations, at Google and proud mom of Grace, who is graduating from high school in 2021. She is a mentor to other women in business, and longtime volunteer at various nonprofit organizations, including Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation, Georgetown Alumni Admissions Program and Trinity Table Soup Kitchen. Prior to joining Google, Sarah was a partner at McKinsey & Co. and worked at The Coca-Cola Company in global marketing for twenty years, where she led Worldwide Agency Operations across 200 countries. Sarah started her career at Leo Burnett (Chicago) in Media. Sarah’s work has been recognized around the world, resulting in her being named one of Ad Age’s “Women to Watch” and included in Ad Age’s Book of Tens (“Top Ten Who Made Their Mark in 2009”). Sarah was raised in Birmingham, Michigan with two younger brothers and happily married parents (for over fifty years and still going strong). She attended Georgetown University, as a scholarship athlete, earning a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Business Administration with a major in marketing. She was a four-year starter on the Georgetown University Volleyball Team. Sarah loves traveling the world and has been fortunate to travel to 55+ countries. She enjoys exploring new cities with Grace whenever possible. Sarah lives in Atlanta. For more information, contact Mantra Public Relations at 212-645-1600. https://www.gooddivorce.guide  https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-madden-armstrong-5432887  https://www.facebook.com/SMAauthor/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2021
How to Handle Divorce and Co-Parenting When You Have a Child with Special Needs; with Therapist and Attorney Rebecca Amster-Cantor
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Co-parenting a child with special needs take a little extra care and attention, and so does making sure your divorce papers and parenting plan reflect that. In this episode of Moms Moving On, Rebecca Amster-Cantor, a therapist, attorney, and the GO-TO for all things divorce and family related here in Miami, helps break down how to handle divorce and co-parenting when you have a child with special needs. We spoke about a wide range of topics including: - How to ensure both parents follow the IEP - How to ensure the child's needs are met in both homes - What to do if they're not met, and so much more. Always interested in children’s issues, Rebecca opened her own law practice in 2003, concentrating on the needs of children in Family Court. She rapidly began building her caseload and her reputation as a strong voice for children as a Guardian ad litem in Dissolution cases. Rebecca returned to school and received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Ever the academic achiever, Rebecca was the first student in Nova’s MFT program to receive a 100% on the Comprehensive exam. Rebecca’s practice, as always, remains very focused on meeting the psychological and emotional needs of children, and of families in Family Court. Rebecca finds great joy and personal satisfaction in helping families seek new function and practical solutions so that parents can move on from the fatigue of litigation and move forward to enjoying their children every day. You can learn more about Rebecca, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2021
Tips for How to Handle the Divorce Process (and Your Ex's Ego) with Family Law Attorney Seth Nelson
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The divorce process may seem scary, but top Tampa family law attorney Seth Nelson of Nelson Koster Family Law and Mediation is sharing his tips for how to make an otherwise unhappy process much less dramatic.  On this episode of Moms Moving On, Seth and I chatted about: - Making the divorce process work for you - Dealing with high-conflict, ego-driven exes - What's worth a fight, and what really could be let go One of the best tips Seth shared on this episode? "Live your life, not your divorce." Seth Nelson is a Tampa based family lawyer known for devising creative solutions to difficult problems. “I have been through a divorce and have a young child. As difficult as the divorce process can be, especially when there are kids involved, things will get better,” he said when asked about the divorce process. At Nelson Koster, the motto is “Helping good people through difficult times.” This is Mr. Nelson’s aim in every case, though how he works to achieve it varies greatly with each family’s unique situation. From an early age, he has always wanted to help people. After law school he found that he could do the greatest good by helping people through one of the most difficult times of their lives. Being a divorcee himself, as well as a father, he understands what you’re going through. Mr. Nelson focuses on Florida divorce law, Florida family law, and Florida family law mediation. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida’s College of Law. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable John C. Godbold, Senior Circuit Judge for the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Returning home to Tampa, he then worked for other Florida law firms before establishing his own practice in South Tampa. Since 2008, he has been the sole shareholder of Nelson Koster. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2021
How to Explain New Relationships to Your Children After a Divorce; with Early Childhood Expert Evelyn Mendal, LMHC of Hatch and Bloom Co.
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Getting divorced is hard, no doubt, but no ever tells you about how it might feel when you or your ex spouse introduce your children to a new romantic partner. There are questions, lots of them, and you'll want to know just how to answer those - especially if things don't go as planned. That's why I brought Evelyn Mendal, early childhood expert, back to the podcast - no one answers these tough questions quite like her. And in the process, she'll make you feel better, too. Evelyn is the founder of Hatch & Bloom, the company she founded to be able to help parents through their children's earliest stages of life. She offers 1:1 sessions, group sessions, and workshops/webinars that will make you feel like you aren't totally messing up this whole parenting thing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2021
How Your 'Daddy Issues' Affect Your Relationship and Parenting Styles - And How You Can Heal From Them, with Erin Morrison, The Conscious Mom
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If you've suffered a strained relationship with your father in your childhood, it's only natural that you may have some issues with your personal relationships in adulthood. Commonly known as 'Daddy Issues,' a term often thrown around for laughs, anyone who has said issues know that they are no laughing matter as they can be deeply painful and leave lasting wounds. Conscious Parenting Practitioner Erin Morrison and I bonded over the fact that we both share these issues, and have worked really hard to overcome them in order to improve our parenting and personal relationships. In this episode, Erin gives GREAT insight into how we feel from these issues and how we can heal from them as well. She is trained by Dr. Shefali and brings a whole lot of love and passion to her profession. Erin Morrison, MA, EDM, CPMCP, The Conscious Mom, is a Conscious Parenting Practitioner who helps moms uncover why they find themselves in recurring patterns of unhealthy relationships with their partners, their children and most importantly themselves. Erin received her degree in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University and was trained in Conscious Parenting by the world-renowned Psychologist Dr. Shefali Tsabary. Erin uses a blend of western psychology, eastern mindfulness and a casual friendship-like partnership to help moms achieve the best feeling in the world: feeling comfortable in their own skin. You can find Erin on instagram (@itstheconsciousmom) where she shares insights, support & her own personal experiences as it relates to conscious parenting.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2021
Breaking the Toxic Relationship Cycle After Divorce with Psychologist and Couples Therapist Dr. Tracy Dalgleish
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Breaking the toxic relationship cycle after divorce is critical to moving on in an empowered, productive way but can also be one of the most difficult things to do, especially if you've been in the toxic relationship cycle for years. On this episode of Moms Moving On, I sat down with Dr. Tracy Dalgleish, psychologist and couples therapist to examine why we fall victim to unhealthy relationship patterns, and more importantly, how to break the cycle.  Because you deserve a happy, healthy, and fulfilling relationship after divorce! Dr. Tracy Dalgleish helps empower women and couples to improve their communication and build strong and healthy connections with themselves and their relationships through therapy, wellness seminar, and her work outside of the therapy room. In addition to hosting the podcast, “I’m not your shrink” where she dives deeper into clinical knowledge and research in a relatable and informal way, she has an online community, Be Connected, that helps women learn the key skills and tools she teaches her clients in her office every single day. A mom of two young children and owner of Ottawa’s mental health clinic, Integrated Wellness, she knows what it means to balance the full load. Follow Dr. Tracy's amazing Instagram account, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2021
Being the Best Co-Parent You Can Be and Shattering Co-Parenting Myths with Certified Life Coach Mikki Gardner
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If there's one thing us mamas strive to be after divorce, it's the very best co-parents we can be, despite the often challenging and rocky road of co-parenting. I invited Certified Life Coach Mikki Gardner to help us debunk some co-parenting myths and explain the power of conscious co-parenting, and incredible strategy designed to protect both you and your children throughout the divorce and co-parenting process. At the end of the day, we can only give what we have, as Mikki shares, and our children deserve for us to do the inner work it takes to get us to a healed, more conscious place. Mikki Gardner is a certified Life Coach and Conscious Parenting Coach.  She is a mom to 3 boys (her son and 2 bonus sons) and 2 dogs. She co-parents with her partner, her ex husband and his wife. Mikki has a private one-on-one coaching practice where she helps single moms become strong, loving, effective co-parents and build resilient, joy-filled lives after divorce; without feeling isolated and alone. Join Mikki's Facebook group here and be sure to follow her on Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2021
Should You Change Your Name After Divorce? The Hitchswitch Website Makes It Easy to Be Out with the Old and in with the New You.
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It's the first question on every divorcing woman's mind: Should I change my name after divorce? While this is an extremely personal decision, the truth is, if you do go ahead and decide to drop your ex's last name, doing so has traditionally been such a hassle.  Until Hitchswitch. Hitchswitch makes changing your name after divorce as easy as clicking on the website, filling out a few forms, paying a very low fee, and voila - name changed, without having to wait in line for hours at the social security office downtown. What's more? They can do the same for your passport too - talk about a win, win! Here are the details... Since the founding of HitchSwitch, the team has had the pleasure of guiding hundreds of thousands of newlyweds through the name change process. HitchSwitch currently offers three unique name change services:  1. Platinum ($99.99): Our team will ship printed name change applications that have been auto-filled with your basic information, a set of corresponding instructions that will explain how to submit each application, and pre-paid envelopes for any steps that can be submitted through the mail. Platinum clients also receive a dedicated account manager and a free passport photo (which will be redeemed through our sister site "NewPassportPhoto.com").  2. Full-Service Package ($69.99): Our team will ship printed name change applications that have been auto-filled with your basic information, a set of corresponding instructions that will explain how to submit each application, and pre-paid envelopes for any steps that can be submitted through the mail. 3. Print at Home ($39.99): You'll have immediate access to name change applications that have been auto-filled with your basic information and a set of corresponding instructions that will explain how to submit each application via an online dashboard. Please note that all of our name change packages include all of the same forms. The price variance is due to the level of service clients request with their HitchSwitch purchase. For example, Print at Home clients are DIYers who have access to a printer and can go about the name change on their own, while Full-Service and Platinum clients need a little more TLC from the HitchSwitch team! Check them out here, and make sure to use code Michelle10 to save! Happy name changing!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2021
Creating Your Best Life After Divorce, both Personally and Professionally, with Career and Divorce Coach Andrea Javor
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Andrea Javor is a magic maker - she's not just coaching women through their divorces, she's helping women find their "happily better after" when it comes to their careers after divorce as well. In short, she's the full package.  In this episode, we dug deep into the questions every woman must ask herself when faced with starting life over after divorce, and touched on the secrets to what it takes to get back to your happiest self, personally and professionally - and it all starts with breaking free from the constructs of what you're familiar with. Andrea Javor is an inspirational speaker and transformation coach.  She helps professional women get clear on their purpose so they can experience higher personal fulfillment at work and at home.  Andrea has navigated Fortune 500 companies for 20+ years as a corporate marketing executive, is a CDC© Certified Divorce Coach and a Career Development Coach.  The host of Until There Was Me™, The podcast, Andrea has spoken at Fortune 500 events and has been featured in Money, Coveteur, Authority, and various news and podcast programs. Follow Andrea on Instagram here, or email her for more info! andrea@andreajavor.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2021
The Important Lessons We Learn From Our Exes with Author Karen Stanley
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The second we can shift our perspectives from how much our first marriages hurt us to how much we learned from them instead, a whole new world opens up for us divorced women. This is the trick that Karen Stanley, author of Becoming Mrs. Stanley, harnessed back when her first marriage ended, and now she's teaching women all over the world how to use their exes as their greatest teachers. Karen Stanley is an entrepreneur, professional Mezzo-Soprano, speaker, blogger, yogi, hiker, mom, wife and laugh-way-too-loud-er. As Amazon’s #1 mate seeking, new release author and frequent self-improvement podcast guest, she explains it best herself: “Hi, I’m Karen! I’m not a doctor or a psychologist. I was a single mom for a thousand years (OK, eight), and I finally attracted real love after divorce, bankruptcy, foreclosure and repossession of my car – all while raising two kids alone. After struggling with self-worth and attracting the wrong partner time and time again, I realized if you want to create the life and relationships you’ve always wanted, you must become the person you’ve always wanted to be. As I continued to create and believe my worth, people who didn’t enhance my life were no longer interesting, and I was no longer attracted to them. And, I wasn’t attracting them either. I believe no matter what we’ve gone through, everything we truly want in life is created by first loving and believing in the girl in the mirror. And now I’m sharing the strategies that helped me do that!” She writes a weekly blog on MrsKarenStanley.com and has a weekly-ish newsletter, and you can find her on Instagram @officialmrskarenstanley. Here are the links to snag her book! https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Mrs-Stanley-Single-Attracting/dp/198222683 https://www.audible.com/pd/Becoming-Mrs-Stanley-Audiobook/B093JTCWTF https://books.apple.com/us/book/becoming-mrs-stanley/id1516654591 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2021
Why Men Cheat, The Truth About His Relationship with Dolores, and How They Put Their Kids First Even After Infidelity, with Real Housewives of New Jersey's Favorite Husband, Frank Catania
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It's no secret that Frank Catania is everyone's favorite New Jersey House-husband, well, ex-husband. As the world's best ex-better-half to Dolores Catania, the world has watched this couple, who has split up over 20 years due to Frank's admitted infidelity, have each other's backs like its nobody's business. Not to mention, they co-parent their kids Frank Jr. and Gabby like champs. After chatting with Dolores a few months back, she insisted I interview Frank to get to the bottom of why men cheat, and why, more particularly, he made the mistake that ended their marriage. He also got candid about how it affected his relationship with his children, and the work he had to do to make things better.  So I asked, he answered, and he also shared some really juicy tidbits about his beautiful relationship with his ex-wife, his future role on the Real Housewives of New Jersey, and maybe even a little gossip about some of the other couples on the show - wink, wink. Oh, and let's not forget  *that* story about the shore house! Listen now and don't try to tell me this man isn't a gem - and hasn't learned and grown from his mistakes! WE LOVE YOU, BIG FRANK! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2021
Stepping Into Your Power After Divorce, with Oprah-Endorsed Clinical Psychologist and NYT'S Bestselling Author Dr. Shefali Tsabary
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"There is no freedom greater than a woman who is finally going to honor her authentic self," Dr. Shefali shares on this episode of Moms Moving On, and we couldn't agree more. As a world-renowned clinical psychologist, thought leader, author, and expert in personal development, Dr. Shefali has become somewhat of a guru for so many including Oprah. And now, as a divorced woman, she is sharing what it means to have a radical awakening as a woman, and detailing it all in her brand new book, out today, A Radical Awakening. Listen now for Dr. Shefali's tips on turning pain into power after divorce, and make sure to follow up by reading her brand new book, a 5th in a line of books that includes two New York Times bestsellers, "The Conscious Parent," and "The Awakened Family,". Dr. Shefali received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University. Specializing in the integration of Western psychology and Eastern philosophy, she brings together the best of both worlds for her clients. She is an expert in family dynamics and personal development, teaching courses around the globe. She has written four books, three of which are New York Times best-sellers, including her two landmark books The Conscious Parent and The Awakened Family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2021
Mental Health and Divorce, and Taking Control of How You Feel As You Hit A Breaking Point in Life; with Melissa Bernstein, Co-Founder of Melissa & Doug Toys
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Imagine not knowing who you truly are or feeling like you're living life for everyone BUT yourself - that's exactly how Melissa Bernstein, co-founder of Melissa & Doug toys, felt for almost half of her life. In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, we had an in-depth conversation about her struggles with her own mental health, not being able to feel a sense of purpose or happiness, and what led her to writing her first book, LifeLines. Since taking a journey inward, Melissa has not only been able to heal from her existential depression, she's built an entire community devoted to helping others heal as well. With her book, LifeLines, you'll be taken on a visual journey through a symphony of prose, poetry and photography. This episode really dives deep into how we change as women, over time, once discovering who we really are, and Melissa's candid honesty is as refreshing as it is impactful. Learn more about Melissa Bernstein, her new book, and her community, here.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2021
How to Get Divorced Peacefully (Even When You Have a High-Conflict Spouse) with Hello Divorce Founder Erin Levine
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No matter how much you might want a divorce, no one wants an all-out, knock-down, drag-out fight in the courtroom. That's where Erin Levine comes in, the queen of helping couples get divorced peacefully, with some really solid advice and insight that will challenge all of your misconceptions about what divorce might look like for you. After 15 years advising clients, litigating, negotiating and mediating contested and cooperative divorces, and running a respected boutique family law firm in the Bay Area, Erin became a bit disenchanted with the family law process and how it it would pit spouses against one another. Not being one to shy away from a challenge and being comfortable as the “underdog,” she set out to create an online, ethically compliant, divorce process for uncontested divorces - Hello Divorce. Hello Divorce has become the convenient, efficient, divorce option for (ex) couples who want to transition out of relationship without the expense and drama ordinarily associated with divorce. Learn more about their easy online process, here. Oh, and don't forget to check out the amazingly honest and funny Hello Divorce Instagram account, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2021
Divorce: You Have the Right to Feel How You Feel, with Author and Psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Cohen AKA The Divorce Doctor
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Feel your righteous anger, own it, and learn how to deal with it so that you can move on from your divorce in a healthy, emotionally evolved way with none other than 'The Divorce Doctor' herself, clinical psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Cohen. Dr. Cohen received her PhD in clinical psychology from Boston University. As part of her graduate training, she treated clients at the world-renowned Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders in Boston, MA. Dr. Cohen was the recipient of the prestigious American Psychological Foundation Research Award for her doctoral research. Following her time at BU, Dr. Cohen completed her pre-doctoral internship at Bellevue Hospital Center and the New York University Child Study Center.  After completing her training, she was asked to become the Director of the CBT program at Bellevue’s Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic. Dr. Cohen has been featured in the Wall Street Journal,  NBC News, Women’s Health, Huff Post, Thrive Global and, Good Housekeeping. Learn more about Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, AKA, the Divorce Doctor, her new book - out now, and her amazing online course, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2021
Helping Kids Cope with Divorce and Co-Parenting with Certified Child Life Specialist Randi Jaffe - Known for Taking the Fear Out of Life's Scary Moments
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We spend a lot of time worrying about how we'll cope with divorce and co-parenting, but, wait, how are we helping our kids cope with divorce an co-parenting? The notion that kids are resilient and adaptable is great and all, but we have to give them the tools to be able to find their resiliency and adaptability, especially through divorce and co-parenting. We have to help them take the fear out of life's scary moments. This is where Certified Child Life Specialist Randi Jaffe comes in. Randi has been helping children cope, adjust, and transition to all sorts of life changes for almost 15 years now - and she is as insightful and knowledgeable as she is warm and kind. As the founder of Kid Cope Specialists, Randi hopes to positively influence her community and many others by providing practical and helpful tips for parents, caregivers, teachers, and other professionals working with kids. Learn more about Randi's services here, and make sure to follow her on Instagram for helpful tips and strategies for your kiddos! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2021
Making Divorce, Co-Parenting and New Relationships Work When Your Kids are Teens: A Candid Chat with Katie Bingham-Smith
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For four years now, author and co-parenting mom Katie Bingham-Smith has written for a multitude of motherhood publications on the struggles of divorce and what it's like to co-parent two tweens and a teen. And now, she's sharing her whole experience with us on the podcast. From how to have the difficult divorce conversation with your tweens and teens to making co-parenting work with new relationships in the mix, Katie talks open and honestly about her entire divorce experience. Katie Bingham-Smith Is a single mom to three teenagers and freelance writer. You can see her work on Scary Mommy, Grown & Flown, Momdotcom, The Girlfriend, Momtastic, as week as many Maine magazines. You can follow her on Instagram @katiebinghamsmith Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
How to Shelter Your Kids From the Effects of Divorce? Love Your Child More Than You Hate Your Ex, with Author and Psychologist Dr. Larry Waldman
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How to Shelter Your Kids From the Effects of Divorce? "You have to vow to take the high road," Dr. Larry Waldman shares, and most importantly, "you must love your child more than you hate your ex. In this episode of Moms Moving On, we talk about the importance of keeping the divorce drama between the adults only, and protecting our children at any cost - regardless of how high tempers are flaring or how bruised an ego may be. If you want your children to survive divorce without long lasting trauma, it's the only way. Dr. Larry Waldman is a top Phoenix-area psychologist and a 7x author. He conducted a highly successful private practice of 45 years working with children, teens, parents, couples, and adults in a solution-focused manner.  He also consulted with family, personal injury, immigration and estate planning attorneys.  His BS in Education/Psychology was from the University of Wisconsin; his MS in School Psychology was from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; his Ph.D. in Educational/School Psychology was earned at Arizona State University; and his Diplomate (ABPP) was received in 2003. His latest book, Love Your Child More Than You Hate Your Ex, is a must-read for any co-parent new to the divorce game. Learn more about Dr. Waldman, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2021
Former Real Housewife of OC's Meghan King Talks Life After Divorce, Learning to Trust After Infidelity, and Co-Parenting 3 Children with Ex Jim Edmonds
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Your most requested podcast guest EVER - Former Real Housewife of OC's Meghan King - joins us on the podcast to talk life after divorce, learning to trust after infidelity, and co-parenting three children with ex Jim Edmonds. Divorce after earth-shattering infidelity is hard, but living it publicly? That seems downright impossible - yet our podcast guest has handled her transition into single motherhood after a painful divorce with nothing but class, grace, and realness - and we love her for it. Meghan King, formerly of the RHOC, lived a very painful and very public divorce from ex Jim Edmonds who she now co-parents three young children with - one having recently been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. She's inspiring, hopeful, honest, and all of the things you love her for - and she bared it all for us while on vacation by herself in the jungles of Mexico in between diving, hiking, and even a visit from a raccoon in the forest. Meghan King is a writer, podcaster, and lifestyle inspirer. She’s also a single mom, twin mom, and mom of a son with CP. Meghan is best known for her resilience, positivity, and ability to turn lemons into lemonade after experiencing drastic change and trauma in the public eye.  She was also a former cast member on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County. Follow Meghan's incredible journey, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2021
Understanding Your Triggers and Making Sure They Don't Play a Role In Your Post-Divorce and Co-Parenting Life, with Psychotherapist and Award-Winning Author Dr. Ilene Cohen
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Understanding your triggers can mean the difference between a peaceful life well-lived and living in a constant state of anger and resentment. Does your ex seem to trigger you in all the worst ways, all of the time? Same, or at least this used to be the case, before I really did the work to honor my traumas and truly understand what had the power to trigger me. Like with anything else, when it comes to understanding your triggers, knowledge really is power. That's why I had Marriage and Family Therapist Dr. Ilene Cohen - 3x award-winning author, and mom - join us to talk about all things related to feeling triggered, how to stop feeling so triggered, and how to make sure your triggers don't ruin your post-divorce and co-parenting life. Trust me, this is good stuff. Dr. Ilene S. Cohen, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist, author, and mother of two animated young girls. She is one of the most respected voices in the psychology of people-pleasing and navigating the difficulty of living an intentional life while trying to maintain fulfilling relationships. She is the author of 5 books, all of which have received awards and 5-star ratings from her readers. These include her most famous book, When It’s Never About You, and her new book, Anxious for Answers. She’s a regular contributor to Psychology Today, with dedicated readers numbering in the millions. Her books and therapy practice are fueled by a passion for helping people achieve their goals, build a strong sense of self, and lead fulfilling and meaningful lives. As president of her family’s foundation, Dr. Ilene oversees various initiatives geared toward creating better opportunities for those in need. Follow Doctor Ilene's super-inspiring Instagram Check out her books (I've read all three) Get in touch with Doctor Ilene Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2021
Handling Divorce Like a Boss, with Boss Mom Community Founder Dana Malstaff
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She founded the wildly popular Boss Mom community. Her business continues to thrive and grow and affect the lives of thousands of women. Somewhere in there, she got divorced - but that didn't throw her off course - it simply changed her and fueled her fire even more. Dana Malstaff is a boss in every sense of the word, and in this episode, she's sharing with us how she has handled her recent divorce and continued on thriving, despite the transition into a whole new life with two children in tow.  Dana Malstaff is the founder and CEO of Boss Mom, a community of passionate moms and entrepreneurs. Dana is a mother but also a brand and content strategist, podcaster, author, speaker and coach. Learn more about this amazing woman, here.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2021
Adjusting to Single Motherhood, Co-Parenting, and Dating After Divorce with Maria Hunt of Unicorn Moms
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How the hell am I going to survive after divorce? Can I do this? Can I take care of myself? And what about co-parenting? If you've ever asked yourself any of these questions, you've come to the right place, because Maria Hunt, the brains behind popular Instagram account Unicorn Moms, shares her story and more. Maria is a single mama of two boys living in California. After leaving the corporate world, she founded Unicorn Moms, an online and real world social community conceived and created to give and get the real-scoop on anything and everything “Mom,” from the miraculous benefits of coconut oil to the number of shots it takes to ovulate. "It’s truly a movement of moms who fully support one another; we do not allow “judgeiness,” “mean-moms,” or negativity. More than just moms talking about mom-stuff, we also love to meet, have fun and laugh! We have grown to over 300K across all social media and have state wide groups as well. Come and join our community." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2021
Talking to Your Kids & Your Family About Divorce with Family Law Attorney Eva Kogut
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Talking to our kids about divorce is important - but also, slightly confusing and overwhelming, if we're being honest. That's why we're chatting with Chicago-based Family Law Attorney Eva Matela Kogut of Kogut & Wilson. In this episode of Moms Moving On, we're talking about:  - How to broach these important conversations with our kids - How to get on the same page with your ex when it comes to the kids - What to say to your family AND MORE!  Eva is an award-winning family law attorney who is committed to helping people achieve the best possible results in their personal circumstances. She is available to address how unique family challenges may be resolved and what each path may look like by educating on the different approaches available in order to best meet a family’s unique needs. Eva is trained in litigation, mediation and collaborative divorce, the latter of which is a process she believes is often a great alternative to the traditional divorce process. You can learn more about Eva, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 07, 2021
Real Housewives of NJ's Dolores Catania Gets Candid About Her Unique Co-Parenting Relationship, Surviving Infidelity, and Putting Her Children First.
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Maybe you know her as the beautiful woman who first stepped onto the NJ housewife scene back in 2016. Or maybe you're intrigued by her amazing ability to stay out of the drama that doesn't involve her. Or maybe you're drawn in by her fierce loyalty and badass sense of humor.  For us divorced mamas though, it's always been her fierce commitment to co-parenting and putting her kids first that has kept her on our short list of favorite Bravo housewives. Her kids being the reason, she says, for choosing to let her ex-husband live with her despite his infidelity that ruined their marriage. "Someone's always gotta be the bigger person in divorce," Dolores shared. And that might be the best co-parenting advice we've received yet.  Dolores Catania is a mother, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and the living embodiment of a modern-day housewife. She has worked tirelessly to ensure a cohesive family unit with her two children and ex-husband turned business partner, Frank. With her daughter, Gabrielle, studying in veterinary school and her son, Frankie, away at college aspiring to be an investment banker, “Dolo” keeps herself more than busy with work, her many rescue pets and by fueling her passion for helping the community. Staying true to her humble beginnings, she earned the key to her hometown of Paterson, NJ for her deep commitment to improving the city. Her involvement with organizations such as St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, Maimonides Breast Center, Halfway Home Animal Rescue Team, Angels for Animals Network, multiple local women’s and children’s shelters helps her live out her motto of “everyone has something to give.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
Online Dating After Divorce: How to Optimize Your Profile and Feel Your Most Confident with Dating Coach Melanie Hersch
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The dating app profile picture - how much is too much? The dating app profile bio - less is more or tell all? How do I get past the fear of putting myself back out there again? In this episode of Moms Moving On, psychotherapist-turned-dating coach Melanie Hersch helps answer all of those online dating questions that so many divorced mamas and more. Melanie Hersch is a psychotherapist turned dating coach who teaches singles how to rewire the unconscious patterns that have been preventing them from having the love they want. Melanie believes that dating and relationships are some of the most powerful catalysts for personal growth. Her approach isn't focused on how to 'get' the person you want... but on how to become the person who easily attracts love in. Her unique approach blends psychology, spirituality, and energetics to help her clients increase their self esteem, know their worth, and easily attract healthy love into their lives! Her work has been featured in Oprah's O Magazine. Click here to learn more about Melanie! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2021
Going Through a Divorce as a New Mom with Motherhood Understood's Jen Schwartz
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New motherhood can be a scary world for some - even scarier if you're also facing divorce at the same time. Jen Schwartz, the postpartum depression warrior behind Motherhood Understood, joins us to chat about dealing with some pretty heavy emotions many women face as they ease into motherhood and divorce at the same time. Jen Schwartz, also known as “the medicated mommy,” is the founder and CEO of Motherhood Understood, a platform, community, and story-sharing hub for women affected by pregnancy and postpartum mental health issues that she created after surviving postpartum depression and anxiety with the birth of her son, and realizing just how many mothers suffer in silence like she did. She built Motherhood Understood to provide women and their families with education, resources, connection, and support so that no mother has to experience a mental health illness in isolation and all mothers get the help they need to feel well and thrive in motherhood. Jen is a professional speaker, writer, moderator, consultant, spokesperson, and thought-leader committed to shining the light on the darkest of places, where maternal mental health taboos have been hiding out, trying to make mothers believe they are not enough and all alone. In addition to running Motherhood Understood, a highly-engaged community of over 93,000 women, Jen recently launched Maternal Mental Health in Minutes, an educational video library breaking down pregnancy and postpartum mental health illnesses and their treatments. Her work and expert commentary can be found all over the mommy blogosphere and on popular websites such as Forbes, Healthline, The Mighty, Romper, Motherly, The Bump, Happiest Baby, and more. Follow Jen here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2021
When to Salvage the Relationship, When to Let It Go, and How to Communicate Through It All with VH1's Couples Therapy Host Dr. Jenn Mann
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For years, Dr. Jenn Mann, author, psychotherapist, and host of Vh1's Couples Therapy, has helped couples figure out how to heal, how to move on, or how to heal AND move on. In this episode, she's sharing tips on when to salvage the relationship, when to let it go, and how to communicate through it all - even as co-parents. You'll love her honest advice - especially about how to drag a man to the couples counselor's couch! Dr. Jenn Mann is one of the most well known psychotherapists in the country. Most known as the host and therapist for VH1’s long standing hit shows Couples Therapy with Dr. Jenn and Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn, she has appeared as a guest expert on hundreds of other shows including: The Today Show, The Early Show, Dr. Oz, Wendy Williams, The Doctors, The Maury Show, Steve Harvey, Access Hollywood, The Insider, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. She has a weekly column in In Style Magazine called “Hump Day with Dr. Jenn” where she gives sex and relationship advice. Dr. Jenn is the author of many best selling advice books including: The Relationship Fix: Dr. Jenn’s Guide to Improving Communication, Connection & Intimacy, SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start In the First 3 Years and The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy Confident Kids which have collectively spent five weeks on the best seller list. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2021
Getting Divorced When a Spouse Has Mental Health Issues; with Top Florida Family Law Attorney Lauren Grondski
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In the media recently, we've seen endless news updates about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's impending divorce, due largely in part to his struggles with Bipolar Disorder. Making the decision to divorce is difficult enough, but what happens when you are considering leaving a marriage where there are mental health issues present? That certainly adds a whole other level of difficulty and stress to the decision. That's why I invited on my friend and top Florida family law attorney Lauren Grondski of the Law Offices of Lauren Grondski for an in-depth chat on how to get divorced when a spouse has mental health issues. We covered best practices, how to handle co-parenting, and which resources to consider when going through the divorce process with a spouse who has mental illness. Lauren Grondski is the owner and founder of Law Offices of Lauren Grondski, P.A. She is a Family Law Attorney and Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator. In addition, Lauren dedicates herself as a Guardian Ad Litem, advocating for children in the legal system. Lauren specializes in Family Law, representing clients and mediating cases in a wide array of matters. Whether someone is going through divorce or separation, Lauren Grondski has become synonymous with handling some of life’s most unpleasant bumps in the road with complete compassion, care, and understanding. Learn more about Lauren and how you can connect with her, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2021
Finding the 'Light On the Other Side of Divorce' with Psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, AKA, The Divorce Doctor
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It's not hard to view your divorce as the "worst thing in the world," especially when everyone around us tends to treat divorce like an ugly, horrible life change. This is where our podcast guest. Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, thrives most - in helping women find the light on the other side of divorce. Learn, heal, grow is her mantra and we're getting a healthy mix of all three in this episode of Moms Moving On. Dr. Cohen received her PhD in clinical psychology from Boston University. As part of her graduate training, she treated clients at the world-renowned Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders in Boston, MA. Dr. Cohen was the recipient of the prestigious American Psychological Foundation Research Award for her doctoral research. Following her time at BU, Dr. Cohen completed her pre-doctoral internship at Bellevue Hospital Center and the New York University Child Study Center.  After completing her training, she was asked to become the Director of the CBT program at Bellevue’s Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic. Dr. Cohen has been featured in the Wall Street Journal,  NBC News, Women’s Health, Huff Post, Thrive Global and, Good Housekeeping. Learn more about Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, AKA, the Divorce Doctor, her new book, and her amazing online course, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2021
Dating After Divorce - Red Flags, Zoom Dating, and Breaking Unhealthy Relationship Patterns With Expert Dating Coach Bela Gandhi
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Dating after divorce can be hard - harder if you're not clear on what to avoid this time around. Expert dating coach, Bela Gandhi, from the Today show and Steve Harvey shared some amazing ways to ensure you're breaking unhealthy dating patterns as you set out to date after divorce. We covered everything from the top red flags to look fo when dating after divorce, to narcissists, love bombing, and even how to look your best for zoom dating during covid. You'll LOVE Bela's refreshing take on finding love again. Bela is the founder of the Smart Dating Academy and she's helped thousands of people find love through 1:1 coaching and her popular "love lab" workshops. She has an uncanny sixth sense about people, and what they need. Her intuition has been responsible for several marriages (and children)! The Huffington Post and Steve Harvey call her "The Fairy Godmother of Dating!" Bela has been connecting people all of her life. Prior to founding the Smart Dating Academy, Bela worked for 12 years as a top global executive for Akzo Nobel, a large multinational corporation. Bela has two degrees from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Finance & German), and has been happily married for 20 years with 2 children. Learn more Bela and her Smart Dating Academy programs, here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2021
Money and Divorce Tips: Meet the Women Who are Helping Women Better Understand their Finances and Find their Independence!
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What often keeps a woman stuck in an unhappy marriage? Money - the fear of not having enough, the fear of not being able to live independently, and the fear that her ex will "take everything." Karen Chellew and Catherine Shanahan are doing some very important (and impressive) work in the divorce space - they're helping women answer these questions and understand their finances and create a clear plan of action for being able to take that next step into their independence. I learned SO much from chatting with them and I know you will, too. Through their professional and personal experiences, Karen Chellew and Catherine Shanahan founded My Divorce Solution and have created a unique and comprehensive process that greets divorce in a whole new way – a way that empowers those who experience this major life transition. Our mission is simple: to help people move through the divorce process with financial clarity and confidence so they can make the rest of their lives the best of their lives. Click here to learn how you can take control of your finances and move on confidently into this next phase of your life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2021
Living (and Surviving) that Stepmom Life with Jamie Scrimgeour
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After finding herself wearing some serious stepmama shoes just a few years back, Jamie Scrimgeour, a former Child Protection Worker, realized very quickly that there just wasn't enough resources for women who needed help learning how to do the stepmom thing. Fast forward a few years, three stepkids, and one biological child later, and Jamie is working with women all over the world to help them stepparent with ease and confidence. In this episode we talk about: How to overcome some of the more common challenges of stepparenting How to not take the little things personally Understanding your role in the mix of ex wives and their children Advice for enjoying it all Jamie is a proud wife, mother and stepmom who has always been passionate about supporting others in living the best life possible. With a BA (Hons) in Psychology and a diploma in Social Services, prior to taking time off to welcome her daughter into the world, Jamie enjoyed her career in Child Protection.  Upon becoming a stepmom, she was disappointed at the lack of positive, solution-focused support for stepmoms. This motivated Jamie to start her own method of supporting stepmoms. In her blog, podcast and videos Jamie talks candidly about all things motherhood, step-motherhood, entrepreneurship and living a KICK-ASS Life.  Jamie is on a mission to inspire women to thrive amongst the tough stuff in life - whatever that may be.  Jamie’s content has reached stepmoms internationally and has been featured on popular blogging websites including The Huffington Post Divorce, About.com, Mum.info and the Motherish. Learn more about Jamie, and her exclusive Stepmom Community here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2021
Meet Sheva Ganz: Single Mom of 3 Who Left a Different Country and a Religious Way of Life Behind in Search of Her Own Happiness
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For the last 2020 episode of Moms Moving On, I wanted to go out with a truly inspiring bang, which is why I invited this amazing single mom of 3 on for a chat. Sheva Ganz not only left her marriage, she left an entire country and religion behind in pursuit of finding her own values and true moral compass. She is now a single mom coach, therapist, and reparenting coach, and I am so excited for you to hear her story! Sheva believes in every individual's innate capacity to heal, and seek a path towards discovery and transformation, lined with dignity, respect, trust, creativity and open-minded exploration. She specializes in the following areas: - Divorce Issues - Parenting - Coping Skills - Trauma Resolution, and more! To learn more about Sheva Ganz, check her out, here. ​ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2020
How to Manage Your Anxiety and Fight Through Your Fears During the Divorce Process, with Psychologist Dr. Erika Velez
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"I don't think I'm going to be able to handle this," most women tell me at the start of their divorce process. And I can totally sympathize. Dealing with anxiety during your divorce process takes special attention, care, and strategy, and our guest on this episode helps with all three. Day by day, hour by hour, moment by moment - that's how Dr. Erika Velez guides her clients when it comes to handling their anxiety and fear related to the divorce process. Dr. Erika has joined us for a second time to help listeners unpack all that is worrying them about the divorce process after what has been a truly challenging year. Dr. Erika Velez has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Child Psychology. Her passion lies in helping people understand themselves and take control of their lives, teaching (and learning), and has enjoyed working as an adjunct professor at Barry University and Albizu University in Miami, FL. You can connect and learn more about Dr. Erika, here, and be sure to follow her amazing Instagram account, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2020
Getting Divorced? Here's Why You'll Want to Consider a Temporary Parenting Plan - with New York Family Lawyer Lauren Hunt, Esq.
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The divorce process can be a lengthy one, so what does that mean for the children in the meantime. Who will they be with? When? WHERE?! This is where temporary parenting plans become a game changer. A temporary parenting plan or custody agreement contains information about where your child will live and how you and the other parent will care for your child during the divorce proceedings. A temporary plan lasts until the divorce is finalized and the permanent parenting plan is in place. But wait, there's more, and this is why I invited family law attorney Lauren Hunt on the podcast to share her knowledge on the benefits of a temporary parenting plan. Lauren is an Attorney / Mediator in New York State and has practiced exclusively in the field of Family / Matrimonial Law for over a decade. She understands that family problems must be resolved quickly, cost-effectively, and in a way that addresses the client’s short- and long-term needs. Lauren works to craft individualized solutions that are practical, realistic, and account for each client’s unique facts. Her practice includes direct representation in a wide variety of family law matters and she also maintains a state-wide mediation practice. Whether the matter is resolved in court or at the mediation table, Lauren works with her clients to ensure that their voices are heard and values understood. She truly enjoys the work she does and the clients that she has had the privilege to represent. Lauren was named to the Super Lawyers list in the area of Family Law from 2014-2020 and has received several other awards in recognition of her professionalism and advocacy in the areas of Family and Matrimonial Law. Lauren's other involvements in the legal and non-legal community include: serving on several committees for the New York State Bar Association, sitting on the Board of the Shaker Heritage Society, and volunteering her time as both a foster parent and pro bono legal counsel for a local dog rescue. Her greatest treasure in life, though, is her family. In her downtime, she can be found exploring a new hiking trail with her husband and son, cooking up big Sunday breakfasts, and dancing to “Baby Shark” for the millionth time with her son – Jack.  Learn more about working with Lauren, here. Follow her on the 'gram, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2020
What to Expect at Mediation (and the Benefits of Making It to the Mediation Table) with Divorce Attorney and Mediator Alison Spirito, Esq.
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The divorce process does not have to be an ugly one, even when it involves parentage and financial decisions. That's where today's guest, divorce attorney and family Mediator Alison Spirito, comes in.  As a divorce attorney, Alison realized very quickly the benefit of ditching the divorce battle and focusing on coming to an agreement designed completely by the couple looking to uncouple. It's called mediation, and it's far less scary than it sounds.  Worried that you can't make it to the mediation table because of covid? Have no fear - online mediation is a common speciality for Alison, providing a comfort and convenience for the couples she works with. Alison Spirito is a divorce & family mediator and attorney in Los Angeles, California. She helps families stay out of court and create sustainable settlement agreements that actually work for them. She enjoys working with parents, learning about their children and financial goals, and educating them on their options so they can make informed decisions that are right for them and for their families. Alison is an executive committee member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Barristers/Young Attorneys Section, where serves as a liaison to the Family Law Section.  Alison is also co-chair of the South Bay Bar Association’s Family Law Section. Alison believes that court-free approaches are the future of resolving family disputes and has written several articles published on the benefits of mediation and collaborative divorce, co-parenting, the mental health of children in divorce, and why millennials are drawn to the mediation and collaborative approaches. Learn more about Alison, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2020
How to Get Divorced When There are Substance Abuse or Mental Health Issues Involved; with Lawyer and Therapist Rebecca Amster Cantor
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Divorce can be a tricky process, of course, but what happens if your spouse has substance abuse issues or is battling mental health struggles and you fear leaving them because you don't want them to have time alone with the kids? That's where Rebecca Amster Cantor, Esq. MS comes in. What sets Rebecca apart when dealing with this topic is that fact she is both a family lawyer and a marriage and family therapist. Her wisdom, strategy, and compassion for the children and families involved in the divorce process put her at the top of her game. What's more, her attitude towards divorce is extremely refreshing. Rebecca was raised in Philadelphia, PA, where she learned to love cheesesteaks and Italian water ice.  Always a high academic achiever, Rebecca attended Cornell University, graduating in 1997 with a Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Studies.  Trading snowstorms for tropical breezes, Rebecca moved to Miami to attend the University of Miami School of Law, graduating a proud member of the Cane family in 2000. Always interested in children’s issues, Rebecca opened her own law practice in 2003, concentrating on the needs of children in Family Court.  She rapidly began building her caseload and her reputation as a strong voice for children as a Guardian ad litem in Dissolution cases. Rebecca returned to school and received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University.  Ever the academic achiever, Rebecca was the first student in Nova’s MFT program to receive a 100% on the Comprehensive exam. Rebecca’s practice, as always, remains very focused on meeting the psychological and emotional needs of children, and of families in Family Court.  Rebecca finds great joy and personal satisfaction in helping families seek new function and practical solutions so that parents can move on from the fatigue of litigation and move forward to enjoying their children every day. When she is not working, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her own two children, training for long-distance races, and Zumba classes. You can learn more about Rebecca and her practice, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2020
Healing After Divorce with the Founder of HEALIN, Karen Millon
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Healing after divorce is not a linear process. Healing after divorce can sometimes feel impossible.  That's why I interviewed Author and podcast host Karen Millon  to talk about what true healing after a divorce looks like, and the secret to her own amazing divorce - even after leaving her marriage of 17 years for another man. Karen, after 17 years of marriage, found herself in a predicament - she had fallen in love with another man, and knew she had to end her marriage in order to be truly happy. She boldly tells the tale of her divorce journey in this episode, and what led her to writing her first book, "An Amazing Divorce: What you Can Do For Yourself, For Each Other and for The Children to Achieve it." More about Karen: Karen Millon is a successful business entrepreneur where among several accomplishments she was the Co-founder and President of LifeLike BioTissue, Inc. in Canada. At the end of the winter of 2013, while traveling for work, and completely out of the blue, she met her soulmate. He was her perfect match in every single marker, but there was just one problem… she was married to a good man with two small children. In a matter of one day, she made the difficult decision to leave her husband of 13 years (18 years together). This story had the potential to become another cliché marked by betrayal, anger, and hostility. But instead, she and her ex-husband created something amazing. Listen to Karen's podcast, Healin with Karen Millon, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2020
For Better or For Worse: Divorce During Covid-19 with TV Personality & Attorney Dana Michelle Davenport, Esq.
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Dana Michelle and her positive attitude about divorce, co-parenting, and life in general brings a breath of fresh air to this episode of Moms Moving On, and there's no way you can avoid feeling inspired by her! About Dana Michelle Davenport, Esq.: Dana Michelle is the host of radio and television talk shows Dana Being Dana, new television show Finding Common Ground and Co-founder and Director of The Homecoming Challenge, a non-profit alumni giving campaign. A full-time practicing attorney and mother of two, Dana Michelle divorced in 2015 and unleashed a new lease on life. About Dana Being Dana: Dana Being Dana is a half-hour talk show airing monthly on Naperville Community Television, Channel 17, via simulcast and on-demand video at NCTV17.com and via Podcast on iTunes, Google Play Store, Sound Cloud and Stitcher.  Dana Being Dana is also a weekly radio show live on Facebook andintellectualradio.com. Dana Being Dana is a show about the human connection, and engages viewers by encouraging, connecting, and inspiring others to live their very best lives. Ultimately, Dana Being Dana serves our community by spreading love.  The show covers topics that matter to real people, and focuses on the core of what makes us human. Dana Being Dana is an inviting, inspirational, and even humorous platform to discuss friendships, family, relationships, music, mental health (how do you spot a narcissist?), and raising children. The show’s monthly messages challenge viewers to consistently show-up in their daily lives, support their circles, and celebrate differences. About Finding Common Ground: Finding Common Ground is focused on important current events and how they impact our diverse population. We are many voices of one community, often with strong opinions on every side of an issue. Here, through courageous conversation in the interest of discovering collaborative solutions, we hope to find our common ground. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2020
Spoiler Alert: You DON'T Have to Like Your Ex in Order to Co-Parent Well: Expert Tips and Advice from Author and Coach Shaunna Lee
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If you haven't already gotten to know Author and Coach Shaunna Lee, you'll not only get to know her well now, you'll also fall in love with her attitude and perspective on co-parenting and divorce.  Shaunna has been married and divorced 3 times, and co-parents with two exes, so she sure knows a thing or two about making the best out of co-parenting life and letting go of anger and resentment in order to focus on her kids. Shaunna also has a kick-ass sense of humor and recently authored one of the most beautiful divorce books - check it out! Shaunna has helped single moms walk through heartbreak and loss to create a new plan for starting again.  She transforms their chaotic, frazzled and stressful lives into mornings where they wake up excited about what they get to do.  She helps them discover more freedom, control and flexibility in a life that feels easy and fun! Learn more about Shaunna, here.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
Overcoming the Fear of Divorce; Before, During, and After the Split with Breakup/Divorce Coach Matina Singh
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You know you have to leave your marriage, or maybe you've already left - but you're still riddled with fear and not sure what to do to quiet those fears. That's where Breakup/Divorce Coach Matina Singh comes in. Matina was 35 years old, with three young children, who were counting on her for stability, when she was in one of the most unstable moments of her  life. For the first time ever, her life was hers and she didn’t know how to deal with it. One day at a time, she started defining herself, her values, and what was a “MUST” for her and her children’s lives.  Today, coming out on the other side of that roller coaster ride, she stand strong knowing that she has REFLECTED, RESET and RECLAIMED her life and wants to help other women going through similar situations, do the same. Learn more about Matina, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2020
Divorce is Hard, But the Legal Process Shouldn't Be: Celeb Divorce Attorney Laura Wasser Explains How She's Making Divorce a Much Easier Process
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Laura Wasser has represented celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, Jimmy Iovine, Maria Shriver, and Stevie Wonder, but she maintains that divorce is the great equalizer — it terrifies everyone. Laura has made it her mission to change the uncontested divorce process by creating It’s Over Easy, an online divorce service that gives divorcing couples an accessible and affordable resource to dissolve their marriage. The platform guides couple through the process of completing their family law forms, negotiating child and spousal support, creating a co-parenting agreement, serving the divorce petition to their spouse and submitting the final settlement package to the court. It's Over Easy is changing the face of divorce by providing education, tools and support for families going through the process and making them available to everyone. Laura believes that by simplifying the divorce process online and sharing her vast experience in family law with her audience, couples are empowered to reclaim control over their own destinies. Attorney Laura Allison Wasser (LAW) is an author, entrepreneur, and Family Law expert with over 20 years of experience. Having handled a number of high-profile, high-net-worth divorce cases, Laura Wasser and her team have developed an intuitive and simple process for uncontested divorces available to everyone. She attended the University of California, Berkeley and earned a law degree from Loyola Law School. Laura participates in continuing education programs as a lecturer and panelist. She has also been a guest lecturer at Loyola Law School, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and University of California Berkeley Hall School of Law. Laura serves on the Board of Directors-Loyola Law School, Board of Directors-Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Board of Trustees-Oakwood School, Advisory Council-Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, and is a Member of the Executive Committee-Beverly Hills Bar Family Law Section and Los Angeles Bar-Family Law Section. Follow Laura on Instagram Listen to her podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2020
You Actually CAN Co-Parent with a Difficult Ex: Tips from Dorcy Pruter, Founder of the Conscious Co-Parenting Institute
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Yes, you can co-parent with a pathogenic parent (a narcissist, borderline personality, or other difficult personality disorder), and you can even find harmony and peace for the kids if you do it right.  How?  Dorcy Pruter, shows us how to shift the entire co-parenting relationship and create better, healthier outcomes for the new post-separation family structure. Dorcy is the Founder and CEO of Conscious Co-Parenting Institute, a Dorcy Inc. Company. Through reunification coaching and co-parenting education, Dorcy provides strategies and solutions for parents and children to reconnect, or stay connected, during and after a high-conflict divorce. The primary focus of Dorcy’s work at the Conscious Co-Parenting Institute is high-conflict custody disputes involving “Parental Alienation.” Her goal is to help establish custody plans and co-parenting roles that encourage positive relationships between children and BOTH parents. Working with both mothers and fathers, as well as attorneys and therapists, Dorcy has spent the last several years as a Family Reunification Coach and Custody Consultant. She has worked on numerous cases, nationally and internationally, garnering positive results. For a list of services Conscious Co-Parenting Institute can provide, click here. Dorcy has gifted our Moms Moving On Community members with a free step-by-step guide to release the pain from betrayal, break-up, or divorce. Check it out in our community now, and if you're not already a member, sign up, here!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2020
Divorce During Covid (without pants): A Candid Chat with Writer and Everyone's Favorite Funny Mom, Julie Burton
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Divorce is up 34% during the Coronavirus pandemic which has made for a very delayed divorce process for some people. Julie Burton, writer and all around hilarious mama, was not one of these people, as she recently finalized her divorce - from home - hence why she was without pants. Listen to how the divorce process worked for Julie during the pandemic, and what co-parenting her two daughters looked like during this time. She’s one of the funniest moms in Kansas City. The surprisingly quiet and introverted mom of two puts an end to the “perfect” highlight reel of parenting we all see on social media. Julie tells us how it really is raising two daughters as a single, divorced mom in Overland Park, Kansas. She gives comic relief to moms, wives, and women around the world with her blunt and often embarrassing real-life stories. Julie is a contributing author to the NYT Best-Selling anthology humor series, “But Did You Die? Setting the Parenting Bar Low,” by A Bunch of Know-It-Alls and “Will Work for Apples,” by the Teacher’s Pets. Julie is named one of the funniest parents by NBC’s Today Show, Scary Mommy, Huffington Post Parents, Good Morning America and Buzzfeed. She is a regular contributing writer all around the Internet. You can find her at: Facebook/JulieBurtonWriter Instagram/ksujulie Twitter/ksujulie Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2020
Lose the Divorce Drama by Divorcing Healthy with the Queen of Collaborative Divorce, Ashley-Nicole Russell
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What if I told you the divorce process didn't have to be ugly? That it wouldn't have to involve a long, drawn-out court battle full of contention and toxicity? That's the beauty of collaborative law, and why I interviewed Greenville, North Carolina's FIRST practicing collaborative law attorney, Ashley-Nicole Russell, P.A.. Did I mention that she is only 34 and was already named one of the 10 best female attorneys in client satisfaction by The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys? Yea, she's something special and I am so excited for you to learn from her. Ashley-Nicole is dedicated to understanding her client’s needs and protecting their interests. As a child of divorce, she knows first hand the hardship and long-term effects of the traditional litigation model. She is committed to the Collaborative Divorce process outlined in the North Carolina General Statutes as a healthier alternative to litigation. Ashley-Nicole used the Collaborative Process in her own divorce, and she knows the success of the process first hand to preserve relationships and set the tone for a life of peace after divorce. She opened The Law Offices of Ashley-Nicole Russell, P.A. to help families navigate the emotional and legal aspects of separation and divorce in the Triangle and Eastern North Carolina. Ashley-Nicole Russell is the first practicing Collaborative Attorney in Greenville, NC. She graduated from Appalachian State University, Magna Cum Laude, with a BS in Political Science and a BSCJ in Criminal Justice. She went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from North Carolina Central University School of Law. There she obtained her Juris Doctor and a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the Dispute Resolution Institute. Ashley-Nicole received training in Wilmington, NC with the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and is now a member of IACP. Learn more about Ashley-Nicole, here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2020
Leaving a Marriage Confidently (Even When Your Cultural Beliefs & Co-Dependency Habits Tell You to Stay) with Author & Therapist Edit Alaverdyan
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Feeling stuck in your marriage due to personal beliefs? Letting your co-dependency get the best of you? Full of shame for having left your marriage?  Author and Therapist Edit Alaverdyan breaks it all down for us in this wildly empowering episode, and reminds us that doing the hard work on ourselves is always worth it. Edit Alaverdyan born and raised in Hrazdan Armenia came to the US at age 9, from then on, she had a passion for humanitarianism and Psychology. Edit graduated from the University of Phoenix, Arizona, earning her bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Child Therapy. Edit conducted two years of her training at BHC Alhambra Hospital working with Acute patients in mental health distress followed by extensive experience with Eating Disorder patients. While working at Reasons Eating Disorder Recovery Center, she gained extensive experience conducting various groups and Psychotherapy approaches. Edit has been invited to several schools such as Cal State University Northridge and University of Phoenix specifically for her Psycho-educational courses and Panel speeches on individuals struggling with Grief and Loss as well as Depression. Edit has been known for her psycho-educational courses on various research-based practices. Edit is continuing her education with a Doctorate in Health Administration. She has been helping various mental health organizations consulting and implementing various programs by adding the approach to advanced study and research in the applied science and practice of professional management. Edit Alaverdyan’s goal is to create a safe environment, instill confidence and provide emotional support to anyone that is struggling with mental health dilemmas. Therapy can certainly help manage your emotional stressor (e.g., traumatic experiences). Her Psychotherapy approach is well known for its gentle and empathetic approach to solving problems and creating tools for the clients that want to overcome anxiety, depression, lack of self-compassion, confidence difficulties, and several other crises. Find her amazing Instagram account, here.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2020
Dating After Divorce? Author Lauren Peacock Hilariously Shares Her Top Tips for How to Handle Dating After Divorce.
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Dating is scary enough as it is - throw in a divorce and a few kid to the mix and you're all like "how the hell do I do this?!"  That's where Lauren Peacock comes in, Author of the bestselling book "Female. Likes Cheese. Comes with Dog."   Lauren joined us to chat about her own dating life post divorce and some of the top tips she swears by when you're trying to get back out into the dating world after a divorce. She released her debut book titled, "Female. Likes Cheese. Comes with Dog.: Stories About Divorce, Dating, and Saying 'I Do’” on Valentine’s Day of 2020. When Lauren was 23 years old, she got her fairy-tale wedding, but she soon discovered that a dream wedding doesn’t guarantee a dream marriage and got divorced at 27. Having found her second (and current) husband on a British dating site, she is an expert at online dating, recovering from heartbreak, and going outside of your comfort zone and offers practical tips for socially distanced dating during the pandemic and has had lots of even younger fans in Gen-Z reaching out to her for dating advice. Click here to buy the book and learn more about Lauren! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
Should You Stay or Should You Go? Kate Anthony from The Divorce Survival Guide Helps Answer One of Life's Most Difficult Divorce Questions
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You know you're unhappy. You also know leaving a marriage can be a lot of work. So what is a gal to do? That's where Kate Anthony comes in, and on this latest episode of Moms Moving On, she's holding nothing back when it comes to determining your next steps before divorce. Kate Anthony is the host of the critically acclaimed and New York Times recommended podcast, The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast and the creator of the groundbreaking online coaching program, 'Should I Stay or Should I Go?' which helps women make the most difficult decision of their lives using coaching tools, relationship education, geeky neuroscience, community support, and deep self-work. Kate empowers women to find their strength, passion, and confidence even in the most disempowering of circumstances and helps them move forward with concrete plans set on a solid foundation, putting their children at the center (not in the middle) of all their decisions. In addition to her online programs, Kate works privately with clients all over the world.  Kate lives in Los Angeles with her teenage son (whom she lovingly co-parents with her ex-husband), their two dogs, and a handful of fish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020
I Do. I Did. I'm Done. Recovering from Divorce? Get Expert Tips from The Divorce Rehab's Wendy Sterling
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Life after divorce is painful - there's no sugarcoating it. Sometimes, a push in the right direction, peppered with a positive outlook, is all you need to get you on the road to divorce recovery. That's where Wendy Sterling comes in. Wendy Sterling is the leading Divorce Recovery Specialist and founder of The Divorce Rehab™. Wendy helps divorced women go from “I Do” to “I Did” to “I’m Done” and confidently creates a roadmap they design for what’s next!  Prior to founding her company and program, Wendy established her 18-year career as a top-level advertising sales executive in the digital space, at the world’s most progressive social and lifestyle website brands (such as Who What Wear and Refinery29).  After learning of her own unexpected divorce, she realized her divorce was a GIFT. She wanted to make a more profound impact in the world so other women see their divorce as an empowering experience that happens FOR them not TO them.  She’s worked with countless women to transform their lives and create their next best chapter! Wendy is a graduate of UCLA and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) from The Co-Active Training Institute.  She is also certified by the International Coaches Federation and just launched her own podcast, The Divorced Woman’s Guide™.  Wendy is an author as well as an Advanced ThetaHealer and has been featured on multiple podcasts such as Beyond Divorce, Lead Up for Women, Marketing to Millionaires, The Divorce Survival Guide, Doing Divorce Right and countless others!  She lives in Los Angeles with her two boys and dog, Max. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2020
Setting Boundaries After Divorce: The BEST Way to Heal and Move On with Julia Kristina, Master Therapist & Coach
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The best gift you can give yourself after a divorce or break-up, is the ability to set boundaries to protect your emotional well-being and avoid keeping you stuck. That's why I invited on the queen of boundary setting, Julia Kristina - a master in helping people move forward in life. "We don't set boundaries because we don't want other people to feel bad." Julia says, "It's time to find yourself after this relationship." And this episode helps us all learn the key ways to get back on track post-divorce. Julia Kristina & Associates are a team of Vancouver-based Clinical Counsellors who have specialties that include treating Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Overwhelm, Self-Esteem Issues, Grief & Trauma. Learn more about Julia, here, and make sure you check out her new membership program, Shift Society! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2020
Can't Afford to Get Divorced? Nicole Noonan, Esq, "Fairy Godmother of Divorce", Will HELP YOU PAY FOR IT!
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It's no secret that getting divorced can get EXPENSIVE.  In fact, far too many people stay in unhappy marriages simply because they think they cannot afford to get divorced. Our podcast guest Nicole Noonan is debunking that myth.  She is CEO and Founder of New Chapter Capital Inc,, a company that specializes in divorce financing assistance by providing funds specifically for individuals involved in divorce proceedings. Included in our divorce financing assistance, we provide funding for legal fees, and reasonable living expenses by funding you a portion of your expected settlement, enabling you to engage qualified attorneys and experts for your case. Yes, you read that right. Her company will help you pay for your divorce.   For over a decade, Nicole has been revolutionizing the practice of matrimonial law and divorce finance. Recognized by New York Magazine as New York’s Women Leaders in the Law 2014. Nicole holds a BA from Boston College and a JD from Seton Hall University School of Law. As a former matrimonial attorney Nicole is very familiar with the issues facing the non-moneyed spouse. She remains a member of the New Jersey Bar. Nicole is a nationally recognized divorce expert. Crowned the “Fairy Godmother of Divorce” by the New York Post’s Julia Marsh, Nicole is an advocate for the protection of women and their rights. Nicole is a frequent featured speaker on Bloomberg’s “Talking Stock with Pimm Fox”. She has been featured on Good Morning America, Bloomberg TV, and WLNY’s “The Couch”. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2020
Negotiating your BEST Divorce Settlement with Top Family Law Attorney & Mediator Susan Guthrie, Esq.
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The scariest part of divorce is that fight to the finish - the one where you're hoping to get everything you want, but the thought of having to negotiate and argue your way through it sounds as daunting as can be. Enter Susan Guthrie, Esq, top family law attorney and mediator with over 30 years experience. It's her experience, coupled with her commitment to helping uncoupling couples work through "divorce in a better way," that makes her a stand-out in the divorce community. And lucky for us, she's sharing her tips on making it to the divorce finish line - negotiations an all - as smoothly as possible. You're going to love these tips, especially Susan's outlook on divorce being an opportunity - a good one! Susan Guthrie, nationally recognized as one of the Top Family Law and Mediation Attorneys in the country, has been helping individuals and families navigate separation and divorce for 30 years. Susan provides online divorce mediation and legal coaching services to select clients around the world. As a leading dispute resolution professional, Susan is honored to serve on the Executive Council of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of Dispute Resolution as the Membership Officer and to be a Co-Chair of the Mediation Committee. Susan recently launched her fresh and inspiring new podcast, The Divorce and Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. (www.divorceandbeyondpod.com) which debuted on iTunes' “Top Podcasts” List for self-help podcasts!  Divorce & Beyond is focused on pulling back the curtain on the mysteries of the divorce process and bringing tips and resources to help people to thrive and shine in their new future beyond divorce.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2020
Two Exes, One Very Happy Divorce: Meet Ben Heldfond & Nikki DeBartolo, the Co-Parents Who Turned their Divorce HAPPY.
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Imagine living a few doors down from your happily married ex. Having Sunday dinners with them and their new blended family. Taking a 2-week trip to Africa together. Writing a whole divorce and co-parenting book together. That's the magic of this co-parenting duo, Ben Heldfond & Nikki DeBartolo.  After a few years of post-divorce drama, they decided life would be much better for their child if they could only manage to get along. So that's exactly what they did. Over a decade later, they're both remarried, live on the same block, and have co-founded the "Our Happy Divorce" brand which includes the book on how they turned this divorce happy. It's a success story I truly know you'll love and appreciate! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2020
Is Divorce Messing Up My Kids? How to Keep Your Kids Emotionally Healthy Through a Divorce According to Certified Parent Educator MIhaela Plugarasu
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Is divorce messing up my kids? Can the trauma of divorce on our children be avoided? This may be the top question in all of our minds as we begin our divorce journeys. We want to shield them, protect them, and find a way to make it through so that they remain unscathed, and, if we're being honest with ourselves, that's the goal of all parents - divorced AND married. This is why I invited Professor and Author of "Conscious Parenting of Your Toddler," Mihaela Plugarasu on for a candid chat about "messing up our kids."  Having lived through a tumultuous divorce herself, and working through the effects of it on her own child, there is no better resource for this topic! Mihaela Plugarasu, M.S., is an educator with more than 15 years of leadership, self- development and teaching experience. She is a mom, a co-parent and a college professor in Miami, Florida, who lectures in the United States, Europe and Latin America. She became very intentional about conscious parenting ever since her son was born and her life changed profoundly as a result of looking within. Mihaela is the first certified parent educator for parenting –by- connection in Florida, by Hand in Hand Parenting. In this role, she facilitates parent support groups, workshops, classes and individual work with families. Mihaela uses her ABC of conscious parenting to help parents get started on this journey: self-Awareness, Be-ing Present and Connection. She teaches parents to use listening tools and self – inquiry to connect with themselves and their children, especially when parenting feels hard. Mihaela is the founder of www.parentingmadeconscious.com, a community of conscious parents who come together for the purpose of learning, personal evolution and creating a connection-based relationship with their children. Learn more about Mihaela, here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2020
The Most Inspiring Single Mom Success Story You'll Hear ALL Day: Meet Christine Michel Carter, The #1 Global Voice for Working Moms
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What happens when a bad marriage is failing and holding you back from your hopes, dreams, and reaching your full potential? You start to drown. But drowning wasn't an option for Christine Michel Carter, who chose to swim - fast and hard. Christine Michel Carter is the epitome of the single mom success story. With two young children in tow, Christine left an unhealthy marriage and stopped at nothing to be the strong, successful, working mom that her children deserved. She's now a 2x author, has been featured in just about every major publication on the internet, runs a successful consulting business - and so much more. Hear how she did it - and her invaluable advice for single moms - in this episode of Moms Moving On with Michelle Dempsey-Multack. Featured in The New York Times and The Washington Post, Christine Michel Carter is the #1 global voice for working moms. She has been called a “working mom who’s changing the world,” “the mom of mom influencers,” a “branding mastermind,” “one of the funniest parents on social media,“ “the exec inspiring millennial moms,” and “the voice of millennial moms” for her above-average social media engagement rates. Christine is also the associate editor for ModernMom and contributes to ForbesWomen as a senior contributor. She has written over 100 articles with 500K+ views for several publications, including TIME and Parents. Christine clarifies misconceptions about working mom consumers for brands and serves as an amplifier of their personal truths. From delivering consumer insights and brand marketing content to helping HR and diversity teams attract and retain these hardworking professionals, Christine works with advertising agencies, research firms and companies to ensure they’re at the forefront of the minds of female consumers. Visit her website here to read her articles, buy her books, check out her merch, and be totally inspired. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2020
Getting Over a Gut-Wrenching Heartbreak? Instagram's 'Heartbreak Coach' Keishorne Scott, Talks Us Through the Pain!
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After a heartbreak that shook him to his core, Keishorne Scott did what all of the most emotionally evolved people in this world do best - he turned his pain into purpose, becoming the "Heartbreak Coach," as he's known on social media. Keishorne coaches clients through some of the toughest times of their lives - emotionally traumatic break-ups - and helps them learn the power in healing, shedding, and moving on - for good.  Keishorne got candid with us and gave us some serious insight into what it means to leave a bad relationship for good, and what's waiting for you on the other side when you do. My favorite piece of advice from the episode? It has a little something to do with crying - but I won't spoil the surprise. Keishorn is also known for his amazingly powerful break-up quotes:  “My heart breaks for anyone who lays in bed at night and wonders why they weren’t good enough for the one person they would give the world to. But here’s the truth, it’s better to break your own heart by walking away than sticking around where love doesn’t exist. Be strong!” Keishorne Scott is a Brooklyn native; an award winning community activist, bestselling author, speaker, breakup & heartbreak coach, TV Personality, and founder of Your Love Experience Intl. Mr. Scott has been seen on Forbes, Good Morning America, ABC News, ABC World News Now, MSN.com, Yahoo! tv, Newsday, News 12, Marriage.com, Canarsie Courier, Rolling Out Magazine, and many high profile media outlets. You can learn more about this incredible human and all he has to offer, here, and be sure to follow his wildly inspirational Instagram account, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2020
Helping Co-Parents Communicate Better; One Text, Request for Money, and Calendar-Swap at a Time, with Fayr App Founder Michael Daniels
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Co-parenting and communicating? Even oil and water could mix better than that. The truth is, it's hard to find your groove as co-parents, especially when finding your groove as married parents didn't really work out for you. After personal experience through his own divorce, Michael Daniels realized very quickly that there needed to be a way to improve communication strategies between him and his ex - and then he did the same for the rest of us! This was where the idea for the Fayr app was born, and lucky for the rest of us, it's become the talk of the co-parenting community, especially after Gwyneth Paltrow endorsed the app and became a head advisor for the company. Fayr will help you communicate constructively, eliminate burdensome legal fees and documentation, and free up your time and resources for what matters most: your children.  And the best part? It's useful even if your ex doesn't agree to use it. Now a little bit about our amazing guest: As a separated father of two young children, Michael found himself overwhelmed by the legal, financial and emotional costs of divorce on his family. After 20 years in the homebuilding industry, Michael hung up his hard hat to create a tool that would not just improve his family’s life, but would also help the other 55 million divorced co-parents in the US. Despite his success on the Apple tv show "Planet of the Apps" and partnering with Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael's guiding light remains the same: working everyday to be his best self for his kids. Learn more about Michael, here. Want to download the app for yourself and start making your co-parenting life a heck of a lot easier? Click here and use code MICHELLE to save 20% off! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2020
Real Housewives of NYC's Leah McSweeney Shares How Her Co-Parenting Journey Evolved from Angry & Resentful to Strong, Amicable, and Committed
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You know her from Bravo's Real Housewives of NYC latest season. You know that she's outspoken, strong, and beautiful. You know that she loves to have a great time. But what you don't know, is that like so many of us, she is a devoted single mother who is steadfastly committed to positive co-parenting.  Was it always so positive for her? Of course not, it takes all of us years to get to that positive co-parenting point - even for women as strong as Leah. If you saw Leah's interactions with her daughter's father, Rob, in one of the latest episodes of Real Housewives of NYC, you'd never think that their relationship ever involved resentment, fighting, and sadness. Right now, their relationship is gold, and for lack of a better term, they are GOALS. Hear all of Leah's secrets to maintaining a healthy co-parenting relationships with her daughter's father, and also enjoy her juicy little tidbits about their past (you'll laugh your ass off), in this episode of Moms Moving On. Leah McSweeney is a streetwear pioneer, female entrepreneur, cultural provocateur, influencer, and mother living in New York City. Leah became notorious in New York City for launching Married to the Mob in 2004, one of the first streetwear brands for women, by women. For Leah, MOB was a direct response to the male domination of the streetwear scene at that time, and she set out to prove that women could not only establish themselves as innovators, designers and influencers in the arena, but as consumers as well. She successfully brokered exclusive partnerships for MOB with some of the world’s most desirable brands, like MCM, Kangol, Barbie, colette Paris, Reebok, Burton, and Nike to make MOB a cult classic brand. When she is not building fashion empires, Leah brings her strong female voice and viewpoint to debates about pop culture, feminism, and sex as an advice columnist for Penthouse magazine and the co-host of the popular podcast, Improper Etiquette, as well as a contributor to Hypebae, Office Magazine, and Mass Appeal. As Leah continues to advocate for female empowerment, street culture and creative entrepreneurship, she also leans into lifestyle topics like health, fitness and breaking the stigma around mental health. Leah is currently raising her 12-year-old daughter in New York City. Learn more about Leah, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2020
How Do You Know When You're Ready to Move On from Your Relationship? Tanya Zuckerbrot Shares Her A-HA Moment and So Much More
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How do you know when you're ready to move on from your relationship? What does that look like, feel like, sound like? Well, it may come at a different point for everyone, but one thing stands the same our guest Tanya Zuckerbrot shares; "When you know, you know." In this episode of Moms Moving On, Tanya talks about having the courage to leave her marriage, how she did it, and all of the amazing things that have transpired since making that brave move.  "Work on your marriage first, before you leave. Give it everything," Tanya shares. "But if you've exhausted every option and it cannot be fixed, then that is a time to explore leaving." There are so many stellar and thoughtful pieces of advice in this episode. You'll gain clarity, feel inspired, and your heart will have more hope than you ever realized possible. A global leader in the health and wellness space, Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD, is an internationally-known dietitian and the creator of the F-Factor™ Diet. GET IN TOUCH WITH TANYA: Media Requests / media@ffactor.com Lectures / info@ffactor.com Business & Consulting / info@ffactor.com New Clients & Appointments / appointments@ffactor.com Instagram / @tanyazuckerbrot Facebook / @FFactordiet Twitter / @F_Factor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2020
Finding Love Again After Divorce: Is It Going to Happen? How? WHEN?!?! With Relationship Expert Sofia Robirosa, LMFT
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Naturally, because we're humans and crave affection, we're going to wonder how and when we'll find love again after divorce. I wondered it, and I hear from women on a daily basis who are worried they won't be able to let go and find love again. Of course you can find love again after divorce, but there's a process to it, and Relationship Expert Sofia Robirosa joined us on this episode to break it all down for us. Sofia has worked with couples and individuals for over a decade now. As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, she has helped endless people rekindle their relationships and also find confidence to find love again on their own. "When it comes to working with my clients, my ultimate goal is not to create an ongoing dependency but to empower them to sustain the gains they make autonomously. I give singles and couples the tangible tools they need so that they can leave my office with confidence that they can achieve their dreams on their own." - Sofia Robirosa, LMFT Follow Sofia on Instagram to connect further. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2020
How NOT to Feel Sh*tty About Yourself After Divorce with Danielle Stoltz, Self-Worth & Confidence Coach for Women
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Regardless of whether you wanted the divorce or if it was sprung on you at the last minute, it's common to wake up in the aftermath of your broken marriage feeling, well, sh*tty. It's normal, but it doesn't have to last forever.  You do NOT have to feel like a failure, you CAN lose the guilt, and you WILL move on happily and with love in your heart - it just takes a little work. Here to help us with this work is Self Worth & Confidence Coach Danielle Stoltz. She is empowering, real, and gives GREAT advice when it comes to finding value in yourself after a divorce. You can learn more about Danielle, here, or follow her on Instagram! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2020
The Secret to Co-Parenting that Won't Make You Insane? Giving Up Control & Letting Go
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Pop Quiz: What's the fastest way to drive yourself insane as a co-parent? Yup, you guessed right - it's trying to control what you can't: Such as, all of the things your child does when they're not with you. Sure, it feels completely unnatural as a mom to have no say over what goes on with the child you grew in your body when they're not with you, but, hate to break it to you, that's co-parenting. As long as your kids are safe and out of harm's way, then you need to back off before you make yourself nuts. In this incredibly informative episode of Moms Moving On, we have Clinical Psychologist Dr. Erika Velez of The Mindful Corner giving us the tools to let go and let live - a co-parent's greatest secret weapon. Dr. Erika Velez received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Child Psychology, where my interest in the parent-child dyad grew. She is located in Miami Lakes, Florida and also host an incredible podcast herself! The Mindful Corner is a series of candid conversations with everyday individuals from all walks of life, who share real life stories of the human experience. Guests share their accounts of struggles and triumphs through life's challenges while keeping mindfulness and mental health at the core of each conversation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2020
Single Parenting in Quarantine (How to Manage the Chaos & How to Quiet Your Guilt!)
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Parenting in a 2-parent household is hard enough, but imagine you're doing it all on your own - while locked in your house with no more "village" to rely on. Yup, that's single parenting in quarantine - and it has been growing increasingly harder for parents all over the world as we continue spending an unusual amount of time in our homes.  If you're worried you're messing up your kids, not giving them enough of your time, and using the iPad as your co-parent, not to worry. In this episode I interviewed Evelyn Mendal, LMHC - an early childhood expert with an impressive amount of experience. Evelyn's insight can make even the most stressed out parent take a step back and give themselves a little grace, because you deserve nothing more than a break.  Evelyn is the founder of Hatch & Bloom, the company she founded to be able to help parents through their children's earliest stages of life. She offers 1:1 sessions, group sessions, and workshops/webinars that will make you feel like you aren't totally messing up this whole parenting thing.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2020
How to Be Happy Again After Divorce - And Helpful Advice for the Kids, too!
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In Episode 9 of Moms Moving On Podcast, we talk to "Ten Steps to Finding Happy" author Lindsay S. Weisner , Psy.D, about our feelings post-divorce. "It's okay to not feel good, and feel like garbage," Lindsay says, because that's reality and you have to honor your feelings. But how do we feel happy again?   The first step, according to this podcast, is to choose to find happy, and we couldn't agree more. Listen now for the rest of the steps and a truly insightful conversation on the idea of happiness.  Dr. Lindsay Weisner is a psychologist, the host of the Neurotic Nourishment Podcast, and a blogger for Psychology Today. Dr. Weisner graduated from Georgetown University in 1999 and was awarded a fellowship in Child and Family Development with the NIH after graduation. She received her doctorate in 2005 and went on to pursue her post-doctorate education at the American Institute of Psychoanalysis. Dr. Weisner lives in New York with her husband, two children, and two cats who are obsessed with sitting on the computer every moment that inspiration occurs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2020
Body Image, Self-Confidence, and Learning to Love Your Body Again After a Breakup
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You've been with the same partner for years. Your fittest days peaked way before you birthed a few kids. Now you're breaking up, getting divorced, or adjusting to being single again with less than stellar confidence levels.  AND worse, you're faced with the gut-wrenching thought of having to be naked in front of someone new after ALL THIS TIME. Ugh! I get it. For me, this podcast interview with Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Catie Lynch, is personal. Having struggled with my own body issues and eating disorder for years, nothing sparked these bad behaviors up again quite like getting divorced. I placed way too much emphasis on the physical parts of me, convincing myself that I had to be as skinny as possible again in order to find a new relationship.  This was not smart, yet so many of us revert to this thought process in times of stress. The incredible Catie Lynch, who works with countless women on their struggles with body image and eating disorders, helps us all see past the physical, and focus on what really matters - the unique beauty of what makes you, you. Connect with Catie, here, and learn more about how you can work with her. Enjoy this episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 06, 2020
The Benefits of Mediation in the Divorce Process
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Think mediation isn't for you? Think again. Aside from helping you save money, mediation has more benefits than you may realize. This week's guest, mediator Dori Schwirtz breaks down the all of the benefits of mediation for us in a way that makes this process seems like a no-brainer. As a non-practicing Attorney, Dori is the ultimate referee between divorcing partners, as she helps them achieve peace throughout a really tumultuous time. Statistics show that when two parties have the right to make their own agreement, they are more likely to see the agreement through to the end, unlike in a case where the judge decides for them. Dori has been featured in Forbes, US News, Chicago Tribune, the Daily News, and more. You can connect with her here for more information about the mediation process, and don't forget to check out her great Instagram account, @divorceharmony. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2020
The Top 5 Ways to Transition Into Your New Co-Parenting Lifestyle
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In this episode of Moms Moving On, we chatted with Rosalie, the brains and experience behind Instagram's @thecoparentingcollective. With 20 years of co-parenting experience under her belt, there was no better person to chat with when laying out the best ways to transition into a new co-parenting lifestyle for you, your children AND your ex. To learn more about Rosalie and the wealth of knowledge she has to offer co-parenting families, click here.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2020
Understanding the Single Dad Perspective with Damon Darienzo
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We hear from moms all the time about their perspective on co-parenting and divorce, but this time we're hearing it from Damon Darienzo, who has been a single father to a 9-year-old daughter for seven years now.  "I am a man of strong family values who lives honest, carefree and in the present," Damon shares with us on his popular blog, Single Dad Magic. A business professional who has spanned a career in the government, business and military, Damon has worked for one of the world’s premier relationship management and conflict resolution firms and is trained to help others gain value in their relationships. He have a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Rochester and a Masters in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin.  All amazing experience to lead him on his way throughout co-parenting, as it is his love for being a dad that is a true guide in all that he does. Check out his instagram page where he shares daily insight and advice into the life of a co-parent!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2020
Creating Confidence After Divorce with Heather Monahan
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She was divorced when her son was an infant. She lost an entire career that she devoted a decade to. Yet regardless of all that, she has always found a way to come out on top - every single time. Heather Monahan is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and founder of Boss In Heels. Having successfully climbed the corporate ladder for nearly 20 years, Heather Monahan is one of the few women to break the glass ceiling and claim her spot in the C-suite. As a Chief Revenue Officer in Media, Heather Monahan is a Glass Ceiling Award winner, named one of the most Influential Women in Radio in 2017 and Thrive Global named her a Limit Breaking Female Founder in 2018. Heather’s new book Confidence Creator shot to #1 on Amazon’s Business Biographies and Business Motivation lists the first week it debuted on Amazon. Heather is a confidence expert and is currently working with Fortune 500 companies and professional sports to develop confidence in the workplace and on the court. She’s also a member of Florida International University’s Advisory Council to further serve as a mentor and leader in the South Florida Community. Heather and her son Dylan reside in Miami. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2020
From Single Mom at 22 to Happily Ever After: Meet Abbey Williams, MSW, LSW
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You may know her as @mimosaswithmoms on Facebook on Instagram, but did you know that Abbey Williams was also a single mom at just 22-years-old while she was still going through school? One Master's Degree, an amazing husband, and (almost) 4 kids later, Abbey just might know the secrets to a productive co-parenting relationship AND the secrets to moving on. Abbey Williams, MSW, LSW is a child behavioral health therapist, founder of Mimosas with Moms, host of the Mimosas with Moms Podcast, content creator, speaker, and mom of four. She has been featured by Parents, PopSugar, SheKnows, and Romper. Abbey's platform is designed to connect, support, and empower moms in all stages of their motherhood journey through shared experiences and normalizing the highs and lows of motherhood. Abbey has experience as a young mom, single mom, coparenting mom, blended family mom, and much more which gives her the ability to connect with many. Abbey and her husband navigate this crazy blended family life with four young children in Cincinnati, Ohio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2020