Single Parent Advocate Podcast

Single Parent Advocate Podcast

Single Parent Advocate is committed to educating, equipping, and empowering Single Parent Families with resource information, practical assistance, emotional encouragement, and social networking such that those who need help get help – and those who want to help, can. This podcast is part of that mission. We cover tough and timely topics as well as celebrating successes with families and individuals with an eye toward inspiration, education, and awareness.

Episodes

December 16, 2022 24 mins

Chaney joins us and discusses how she had a change of heart after meeting a single mom in a class she was taking.  She turned from judgement to compassion as it relates to seeing what single parents face in life.  She says, "No matter the journey, there HAS to be support - there HAS to be a safety net". 

 

She encourages single parents to ask for help and wants us to remember that we are NOT a burden and should not carry shame when...

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Shelley Loving, former teen/single mom turned Certified Nutrition Chef talks with us about cooking healthy and how her journey as a single mother brought her to determination and focus to help others.  

Join  us as she challenges parents to: 

1. Stay Alive and Heal Our Hearts

2. Dig Deep

3.  Eat a Heart Healthy Diet

4. Never Ever Ever Quit.

5.  Realize Eating Healthy Doesn't Have to Break the Bank

 

She goes on to share 5 Steps to ...

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We are so excited to be back after summer break and share more about Single Parent Advocate's Back To School efforts with Gateway Dallas?!  Huge thanks to Gateway Dallas, PNC Bank, Dress for Success, Clean UP, and all the incredible volunteers who supported over 400 students and 100+ single families. See our recap video HERE.

In this episode, Darrell and Stacie dig into dealing with disrespectful children.   Often times there is mo...

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Today we talked to Kim Muench from the Real Life Parent Guide!

Kim Muench (pronounced minch, like pinch with an “m”) is a Jai (rhymes with buy) Institute for Parenting Certified Conscious Parenting Coach who specializes in working with mothers of adolescents (ages 10+). Knowing moms are the emotional barometer in their families, Kim is passionate about educating, supporting and encouraging her clients to raise their children with ...

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Meet our Guest Speaker and New Friend who will be joining our community for Mother's Day!   Her name is Toye Penny and she is on a mission to help us learn to take care of ourselves inside and out!  She has had an incredible journey and has overcome obstacles and shares her insights as well as some great recipes in her book "Love Them, Love You More."

 

Here is some more about Toye: 

After tragically losing her mother to Lupus at 9...

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Stormy weather, career changes, and other circumstances can tempt us all to "quit".  Join us today as we talk about getting through life's challenges, and also recognize the recent National Single Parent Day on March 21st.  

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Are you 2nd guessing yourself, or counselling in general?  Are you wondering why you or someone you care about is "stuck"?  Have you had counselling but it "didn't work"?  Have you given up on alternatives for mental wellbeing?

According to this week's guest, Lori Beard, Life Coach and Clinical Hypnosis Specialist, grief compounds and keeps us from moving forward if kept buried and un-addressed.  Listen in and learn about how spen...

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“Without Valentine’s Day, February would be … well, January.” —Jim Gaffigan

Today is the day of LOVE.  The day when some date, some take time with those we care for in other meaningful ways.  It is also an opportunity to embrace ourselves and the journey we are on even as singles and single parents.   And, it CAN be a time to share love and this special day with our children!

Tune in to see what one POSITIVE single mom has to sa...

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Join us as we discuss the value of preparing for unexpected changes in our careers, our culture, the economy, and even other areas of our life.  Keeping our "toolbox" current in the various areas of life, especially in our careers and income earning abilities.  Key takeaways include resources to go beyond our "one word New Year's resolutions" to ensure our future success. 

What opportunities are we missing?  Are we aware of what we...

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Meet Rosalind Sedacca - Founder of the the Child-Centered Divorce Network.  She shares her own personal story which inspired her to help others.  She specializes in helping parents understand what their children may be experiencing as a consequence of divorce.

She tells her story as a single parent and reveals common mistakes for families to avoid if they find themselves on this path.

She encourages parents to communicate what she...

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Holiday outreach and activity can be SOOOO much more busy with all the details, visitors, experiences and events to attend. It can make the holidays go by so fast. Single Parents can focus on moments with their eyes on creating meaningful memories with their children by not being distracted, and by doing things together. It does not have to be all about the gifts, though they are nice.

 

More about this podcast and the Single Paren...

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Feeling rejected often comes with the territory in life, especially as a single mom or a single dad. In this episode we dive into some good advice from an article online as to how we can relate and overcome as well as press on!

Announcements:  

We are helping 100+ families this holiday season.  Teens and Parents normally are overlooked for this special time of year and You can help! 

To contribute and help our work, find us HERE:...

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Navigating the holidays as a single mom or dad can be a tricky balance.  Sometimes it is not just a matter of time management.  It can often be a matter of the heart as well.  Join us as we dive in to ideas that can make  a positive difference if your heart is hurting this holiday season!

 

Announcements:  

We are helping 100+ families this holiday season.  Teens and Parents normally are overlooked for this special time of year a...

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In today's podcast, we discuss ways to overcome loneliness.  Tune in for trends in American friendship and also insights on how to overcome feeling lonely.  We hope this is meaningful especially during this holiday season.

 

Life as a single parent is FILLED with activity.  From children's appointments and schedules to our own, we hop from one place to another with work, school, errands, and more.   Still, many feel alone and lonel...

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Tune in for Part 2 with Marla Diann as she shares how we can become more successful through career and job transition.  She challenges us to answer the question, "What Lights You UP?"

 

You can nurture your success wi...

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Meet Marla Diann, International Success Coach and Business Strategist, who mentors and coaches  women and men creative entrepreneurs and professionals

 

Marla joins the Single Parent Advocate Podcast and shares key mindset and life hacks that can help us at work and at home.

 

Marla is no stranger to change and reinvention.  She believes life happens FOR you, not TO you. 

 

Reinvention in today's ...

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Our children have futures. They deserve inspiration to ask for help beyond our own experiences.

Nate, from Gabb Wireless shares his life in a humble fashion and generously supports our efforts to help single families...and specifically with technology that keeps them safe.

Tune In to learn more about being brave and asking for help when it feels weak...it is actually not weak..it is STRONG.

 

Single Parent Advocate is dedicated to ...

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When you are the only wage earner in your home, and raising children alone,  career and job changes can strike fear in our hearts and minds.  Job loss can leave us hurt, or even bitter.  However, there are SO MANY resources available to help us land on our feet like Career One Stop and local organizations affiliated with them.  Here are a few ideas to help:

 

Be Open to Change....If we can learn to be more comfortable with changes,...

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When we try to spend quality time with our children, the journey often involves "curve balls".  Whether it is the weather, changing circumstances, or surprises along the way - we can get derailed and lose perspective, but if we "hang in there" we often have a chance to build the best memories by keeping things simple.

Today we talk about summer vacations with our children and how much we learned as parents when we look back at the ...

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"As a single parent...IT MATTERS...if we don't make it! It changes EVERYTHING in our kids' world(s).  Having a healthy weight MATTERS.  Not just that though...emotional, physical, mental, financial factors impact our health as well. If we are not the best for ourselves, we cannot fill our kids' lives. The more we can be the best for ourselves, the more we can affirm and love our children."

Meet Melissa Brown is the co-founder of...

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