Synergistic Stepparenting Pocast

Synergistic Stepparenting Pocast

Maria Napatov has been a stepparent for 8+ years. When she and her partner learned of the abuse and neglect inflicted by the biological mother, Maria studied and took the lead to install the right supports and prevent her stepdaughter from further harm. Her passion is about helping other stepparents transform their challenging responsibilities into opportunities for the whole family to thrive. In Synergistic Stepparenting podcast, Maria talks frankly about actionable steps to transform family chaos into meaningful and harmonious co-parenting. Reminding stepparents that they are not alone. Learn more about Maria Natapov.


October 13, 2021 4 min

Hi, Stepparents! I know that for me, it hasn’t always been easy to get support in my stepparenting role. And more accurately, it’s been downright challenging. Find the show notes for this episode at
Most of the people in my world couldn’t relate or even fully understand what I was going through.
They didn't know about the constant juggle I was experiencing. Not only the physical juggle but the em...

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Hey Stepparents! As most of you have probably experienced, being a stepparent is different than being a biological parent.
In today’s episode I’ll be exploring some of these differences. Find the show notes for this episode at
Differences Between a Stepparent and a Biological Parent
You probably remember the beginning of your stepparenting journey. For many of us it’s an abrupt transition with no time t...

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Hello stepparents! In episode 4 I discussed what it means to fully show up. Find the show notes for that episode at Today I’m going to explore this concept a bit further and discuss what gets in the way of showing up fully. Find the show notes for this episode at
In the beginning of my stepparenting journey there were lots of events and new players in the cast of chara...

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Hello stepparents! In this episode I’ll be delving into a topic that I’ve found to be the cornerstone of most things in life. I call it showing up. Find the FULL show notes for this episode at
Have you ever felt like you can’t seem to say or do the right thing?
Like everything you say is causing more conflict and aggravation?
Maybe it seems like there’s a disconnect with your spouse, your stepchild, o...

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Hello, stepparents. I’m thrilled to be spending this time with you. Today I’d love to explore some common fears in stepparenting. Find the Show Notes for this episode at
I’m sure you probably have a million things running through your mind right now. Perhaps you are reminiscing about the beginning of your stepparenting journey and remembering what that was like for you.
Talk about being thrown into th...

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Hello stepparents and thank you for joining me. In episode 1 I spoke about the long list of demands that stepparents are constantly juggling. Find the show notes for that episode at
Today I’d like to discuss a related topic that many of you are also very familiar with … competing priorities. Find the show notes for this episode at
These might involve having to pick up ...

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Hello stepparents, and welcome. Thanks for spending some of your time with me today. Let’s talk about constant demands, especially the physical demands your stepchild makes of you. They can take over your life! Find the Show Notes for this episode at
We’ve all been there. I know I have. There’s work, work and school meetings and events, school and extracurricular pick-ups and drop-offs of step-kids (...

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Synergistic Stepparenting Podcast is hosted by me, Maria Natapov, Stepparenting Coach and Strategist.
I am excited about helping stepparents transform family chaos into meaningful and harmonious co-parenting.
I get it. Being a stepparent can be terrifying as well as amazing!
I’ve been a stepparent for over 8 years. I built a rapport from scratch and 5 years in, she revealed that she was being abused and neglected by her mom and stepda...

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