SoloMoms! Talk

SoloMoms! Talk

SoloMoms! Talk exists so moms raising children alone can share their experiences. Moms raising kids solo also get tips and strategies to manage daily aspects of child rearing, as well as how to reduce stress and overwhelm by taking care of themselves. 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 to: 1) shine a light on the positive impact they make in their families and communities; 2) reduce the number of solo moms globally, using education, connection, and self-improvement. SoloMoms! Talk is a platform where solo moms can share their stories without judgement or condemnation. I also want to remind you that you are not alone. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy

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April 19, 2021 22 min
If you stuff enough bad experiences in the closet of your mind, sooner or later stuff will overflow. They will start to drip out as harmful emotions that drive you to make poor decisions. Byrdy Lynn's used her anger in a destructive way. Fortunately she sought the help she needed and learned to focus on the needs of her child rather than feed into her own wants. Takeaways: acknowledge the green shoots that rise from the conc...
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On this episode, I talk about the 3 M's of being an empty nester over 50 after mothering solo. Takeaways: our mindset has to change Since there's no spouse to connect with or focus on you now have find ways to focus on your own needs and goals to avoid or mitigate empty nest syndrome, take action so you can momentum Questions or comments? jen@solomoms-talk.com https://www.solomoms-talk.com/connect (Click )to register f...
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How does a mom dealing with the consequences of her past decisions, postpartum depression, and domestic violence find the time to focus on earning a college degree? How does she even develop a mindset to dream about helping formerly incarcerated individuals? Takeaways: Navigating the court system as a pregnant teen Surviving suicide attempt Enduring domestic violence "Times can be hard but there's always something to loo...
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March 31, 2021 10 min
I recently became an empty nester. It's the beginning of a new journey for me. I wanted to share briefly what I'm up to during this transition. Although it wasn't a surprise for me, it still takes getting used to. Not having my kids around. When you are married, there's someone to connect or reconnect with. But if you are mothering solo you basically wake up one day and find yourself alone. LIMITED TIME OFFER:...
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One way to avoid repeating your past is to raise your standards. Melisa Cameron thought she would escape repeating her family history but ended where she hadn't planned to be. But she did the work on herself. She learned that by setting her standards higher she's able to live a more fulfilled life while mothering solo. Takeways: If you got through yesterday, you're gonna get through today you may think you are messing ...
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LIMITED TIME OFFER: Free copy of https://www.solomoms-talk.com/the-solo-mom-manifesto (The Solo Mom Manifesto) eBook This special solo episode explains my vision for SoloMoms! Talk podcast. In addition to the regular weekly interview, a second solo episode will be published weekly. This second episode allows me to fulfill my mission to create content in addition to the amazing stories and expert interviews published weekly...
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Evette Davis shares her journey after divorce and raising her children solo. She talked about: Being unemployed with three kids and no support Feeling alone with only God as her friend Recognizing that wallowing in self pity didn't get her what she wanted Her top advice for solo moms: Force yourself to keep a positive vision for your future. This story emphasize the resilience and resourcefulness of solo moms. Evette also sha...
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It's my joy to bring this inspiring interview to you. Lola Tomorrow is a woman who lives her faith by being obedient to the voice of God. Takeaways: you don't find purpose; purpose already exist your very existence today indicates that you are in purpose you may be just missing the blueprint to your purpose Lola Tomorrow is a faith-driven Chicago-based entrepreneur, philanthropist, and highly sought after business mentor f...
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Linda P Thompson is a speaker and author. But she's so much more. I admire her kind and gentle spirit. Her words spread a message of peace and generosity. Her quote for today: Don't make a permanent decision based on temporary emotions. ~unknownLinda's advice to solo moms: move forward don't quit don't isolate yourself join a group or community https://lindathompsonspeaker.com (Click) to contact Linda The ...
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On this special Valentines Day episode, I speak with former podcast guests, Ayami Hiroshighe and Naomi Mamyie. Both former solo moms have found love after mothering solo. You will also hear from Brainz Magazine Honoree, Author, and Speaker Linda P. Thompson. Linda gives us some tips and strategies for 1) preparing ourselves for love and 2) how to love ourselves, especially if we do not have someone to celebrate Valentines Day wit...
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February 9, 2021 16 min
Carol Stratton has moved 22 times with her family. She has learned that moving often can be challenging. However, she believes that making connections soon after you move into your new home can help you settle into your new life. foster new connections even when you don't feel like it children are resilient and can even benefit from many new experiences Connect with Carol: https://www.carolgstratton.com (www.carolgstratton.co...
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Heather Ross is a solo mom of a child who struggled with addiction. She also coaches moms on how to deal with addiction in themselves and their children. She reminds us that: addiction affects the entire family it doesn't only involve drugs or alcohol it's easy to miss the signs addiction is a family problem your reaction to your child's addiction could be because of your own personal experience If you or your child is...
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Dorit Palvanov is a married mom of three daughters who found a solution to being tired and worn out during her cycle. She discovered that: women have 4 cycles not two when you feel weak and worn out is not the time to double down on strenuous activities solo moms can learn to harness resources by seeking help outside the time of her cycle so she can take the time to rest when needed. Bio:https://doritpalvanov.com/about/ ( Dorit Pa...
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Gerald Schmid is a solo mom who encourages children to develop leadership and communication skills by working in teams on Pods she creates. Through her Story Weaver platform she's on the cutting edge of a changing education landscape. Our conversation also covers her experience as a solo mom, while creating multiple businesses. Some thoughts to consider: If something is not working reexamine your strategy. Don't blame yo...
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It doesn't matter if you are married if dad's not engaged in co-parenting and providing for his family. Diji Shujahi shares her story of raising her two daughters, creating multiple careers, and "leveling up even in the midst of a pandemic." Solo mom strong! Takaways: guilt is common among solo moms a mom is not a substitute for a dad but we do our best even on lockdown in a foreign country, she shook off depressi...
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January 4, 2021 15 min
At the age of 40, Kelly Hopkins realized that life was not working the way she imagined it. But she didn't let the end of a committed relationship stop her from having children. She fulfilled a life long desire to adopt. She started by making radical changes to her life. She also realized that for things to change, she had to change. So she quit her job, moved to Costa Rica with her two young children, and started an arts explo...
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In Part 2 of Bullying, I continue the conversation with Simon about how resilient children are. He discusses his process in helping kids to understand and determine what being bullied means to them. Through his work, Simon helps children rebuild confidence in themselves by taking their focus away from the bully. Being bullied is not your fault Something is wrong with the bully. Not you. Our feelings are not us. Connect w/Simon: htt...
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December 21, 2020 14 min
At the end of each year you make a decision to set your New Year's resolution. But that is a failed experiment. This is evident from studies done that shows only 7% of Americans are successful in achieving their New Year's resolution goals. Why is it so hard to keep resolutions? They are not personal enough. Successful goal setting requires: connection driven by emotions objectives that are written use tools like SMART goal...
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Bullying is prevalent in all areas of life. It starts with school children and can be very painful for the victims. Bullying also takes place at work and in cyberspace. It all adds up to the same thing. One human being abusing another. #itsnotyouitsthem Build emotional resilience in kids Bullies have problems they take out on others Some adults take the experience of being bullied from the school yard into their own heads There'...
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Solo moms do not always choose to raise children solo. But we are great of making lemonade with the lemons life hands us. Lizbeth Meredith shares her story of enduring domestic abuse. She also suffered in anguished when her ex kidnapped their two young daughters and took them to another country. Thankfully, all that is behind now. Currently, Lizbeth Meredith is an author, speaker, and online teacher based in Alaska. Her work has ap...
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