SoloMoms! Talk

SoloMoms! Talk

Solo moms who are successful, both in raising their children and finding ways to grow and flourish, give us hope. My desire is to not only bring awareness to the struggles of solo moms, but also to shine a light on the positive impact they make in their families and communities. SoloMoms! Talk is a platform where solo moms can share their stories without judgement or condemnation.I also want to help you discover that you are not alone.... Show More

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October 27, 2020 20 min
According to the CDC, breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women. Fitness instructor and race announcer, Fitz Koehler describes her fight against this devastating disease. She was diagnosed only weeks after getting a clean mammogram. Her book "My Noisy Cancer Comeback", describes her journey. You can get an autograph copy by visiting her https://fitzness-store.myshopify.com (website.) https://aw18c9c6.aweb.p...
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Busy moms do not have to skip exercise or neglect physical injuries. Dr. Meghan Braun, PT share her tips on how you can fit exercise into your schedule. She also reveals strategies that can help you heal when you are injured. Dr. Meghan can guide you on taking care of your body through physical therapy and exercise no matter your age or physical condition. She can also help you move to your potential. Connect with Dr. Meghan:https:...
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Naomi Mamiye designs hospitals, hotels, nursing facilities, drug rehab centers, corporate offices and investment properties across the U.S Yes this solo mom of 4, against odds is a successful desgner.  Despite being laughed at when she mentioned to her ex that she was starting her own design firm. NOTE: SoloMoms! Talk exists so mothers raising children alone can tell their stories.  Stories of the fight for child support.  Stories ...
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October 7, 2020 28 min
This solo mom did not grab a rocking chair after her kids flew the nest. As an empty nester Sheila went back to school sometimes taking the same classes as her son. She talks about her experience going back to school and graduating magna cum laude with a BA in cultural anthropology when she was 52 (attending UCLA at the same time as both her sons). Sheila started doing stand-up comedy, moved to Europe, and earned a master's deg...
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Studies show that college graduates earn more on average than high school graduates.  But how do you get a college degree without putting yourself into a financial sinkhole? This week's SoloMoms! Talk podcast guest, Bonnie Burkett lays out a framework for successfully earning a college degree in a fraction of the time without mortgaging your future. Bonnie's book, https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0868Z6F7Y/ref=a...
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September 27, 2020 11 min
Every now and then I like to record my thoughts instead of writing a blog post.  I hope my message resonates with you.  How often do you allow your fears or other people to distract you from your goals?  If you are not doing the work you were called to do, your light cannot shine.  You are hiding your light under a bushel. You have buried your talent in the ground. Don’t do it.  Even if you are not where you want to be, let your ...
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Author, speaker, and mom of two adult daughters, Kelly Radi sat down with me to talk about raising teenagers.  In the first of this Education Series, Radi also reiterates that we should use the college application process as a teachable moment.    We talked about: - keeping the line of communications open with our teens and young adults;  - using the college application process to cement their learning about money & finance...
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Relationships take work.  Loving another person can be complicated because your hearts and emotions are involved.  But when we experience a breakup it can seem like our life is over.  Experts like Roman Mironov can guide you to unhinge yourself from the pain of a broken heart. He can give you the tools and strategies to heal your heart so you can move forward.  Some of his methods may be outside the "norm" but healing can ...
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September 9, 2020 18 min
Alicia raised two daughters solo during the past 14 years.  She sees getting married very young as a factor in becoming a solo mom. Age seems to be a running theme for a number of divorced solo moms. What can be done about young people getting married early?  Would marriage education -- and not just a few hours of counseling -- increase the likelihood that more marriages would last? Whatever our experiences, we can still move on ...
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Natasha is navigating her path as a new mom who is also newly divorced.  She is embracing this new chapter in her life.  One of the ways she copes is by taking care of herself by losing her baby weight. We find many ways to cope with loss.  Natasha has given herself permission to focus on her new life in a healthy way. Connect with me: @jrosemarie1 (IG/Twitter) Blog: https://solomoms.net (www.solomoms.net) Support this show ...
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One of the challenges we face as solo moms is how to effectively co-parent with our ex.  It goes without saying that however it's done, that the process benefits our children.  Also, do you panic because you are approaching your 40's or 50's and you think your life is over?  Hear Eugenie's take on coming of age. Time to get unstuck! Eugénie Burton is a Lifestyle Coach who has a passion to help women get unstuck ...
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We often are concerned that we have to maintain the negative patterns of our families.  Nothing could be further from the truth. We are not our genetics.  We don't have to become the person we are running away from. Today’s guest is solo mom of 4, Misty Hughes.   Misty is the Founder and Director of https://www.thesinglemomkc.org (The Single Mom KC), an organization that is committed to serving Kansas City’s 65,000 single moms...
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She mothers 5 children solo while working full time, managing a side business, and training for a spartan race.  How does she do it?  She tries not to get tripped up by the little things (4:10). Ashley Street has learned that just because she is a solo mom doesn't mean she has to do it alone.  For example, listen as she describes her mindset around co-parenting with her ex (5:17). You can follow Ashley on Instagram https://...
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Optimal health can be an elusive phenomenon for the busy solo mom. I recently had the pleasure of speaking with International speaker and health coach, Gunther Mueller about that. Gunther spends a lot of his time training medical professionals, but he spends just as much time educating "regular folks" on how to take care of themselves with a more natural approach to true Optimal Health.   His mission is to help at least 10...
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Health has been at the top of everyone's mind lately.  My guest today will speak to our mental and emotional health coupled with spirituality. Murielle Fellous is an intuitive life coach who is also the founder of the Single Moms Doing it All podcast. She is passionate about wanting to help solo moms prevent the downward spiral into fear, guilt, powerlessness, and sometimes depression.  This is a timely message especially in th...
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In this episode, I have the pleasure of interviewing my friend Allison Banfield. Listen to how this married mom of two exercise love and compassion even in the face of continued betrayal. Allison and I have served together and I admire her so much, especially for her strength and perseverance. I really love how she holds her head high despite the devastation brought to her family by an unfaithful husband. I see so many similarities...
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May 4, 2020 8 min
In this bonus episode of SoloMoms! Talk, I touched on ways we react when faced with an unexpected disaster in the context of the book, Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson With social distancing, mass unemployment, not to mention death, the novel coronavirus has turned our world upside down.  "Bad things do happen in the world, like war, natural disasters, disease. But out of those situations always arise stories of ordi...
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December 25, 2019 3 min
Merry Christmas to you.  I hope your holiday season is a joyful and peaceful one.   And as we go beyond Christmas towards a New Year and a new decade, may you have a Blessed and Prosperous New Year. Thanks for listening, subscribing, and sharing SoloMoms! Talk podcast.  I look forward to interviewing many more solo moms who feel empowered to tell their story. Cheers! Follow me https://www.instagram.com/jrosemarie1/ (@jrosem...
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December 15, 2019 25 min
How would you live your life after you experienced being kidnapped and your life threatened?  Today's guest is a 41-year-old solo mom who uses her life challenges to drive her zest for life.  Nicole Lozano has created a life for her and her children that reflects both faith and courage. She raised three children after a divorce.  And her love of children led her to have a fourth child on her own.  Yes, she went back for more. ...
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Many of us use different methods to cover the pain we feel.  Brenda said she tried to use alcohol to dull the pain that engulfed her after she found herself alone with her two sons.  But living her authentic self became more important than the next drink.  So was caring for her children. Brenda not only kicked addiction but she also spends her time mentoring other solo moms who are looking to change from a life of addiction as wel...
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