Becoming a Stepmom Podcast

Radio Show

Tune into Jacquelyn B. Fletcher’s new Becoming a Stepmom podcast for information and inspiration. Listen to her FREE podcast with interviews of authors, experts, and stepfamily members. Have a show topic or guest you’d like to hear about on the show? Want to sponsor a show? Send an email to becomingastepmom (at) gmail (dot) com. By the way, a podcast is a downloadable MP3 file that you can download through the links below or at www.itunes.com. You can listen to the file on your MP3 player, iPod, or computer. Enjoy! And if you have comments, please send them along.

A new show is posted every week. Check back here or visit www.becomingastepmom.com to see who Jacquelyn is interviewing next.

Click on the show titles below to tune in.

Becoming a Stepmom, Vol. 1:  Guest Wednesday Martin, Ph.D. talks about the challenges women with stepchildren experience. Her book Stepmonster was published this year and has received glowing reports by stepmothers and stepfamily professionals. This show is sponsored by A Career Girl’s Guide to Becoming a Stepmom, the award-winning book by Jacquelyn B. Fletcher, published by HarperCollins.

 

Becoming a Stepmom, Vol. 2:  Host Jacquelyn B. Fletcher talks with author and stepmother blogger Izzy Rose about her book The Package Deal and the upcoming BlogHer conference in Chicago July 24 and 25. This show is sponsored by A Career Girl’s Guide to Becoming a Stepmom, the award-winning book by Jacquelyn B. Fletcher, published by HarperCollins.

 

Becoming a Stepmom, Vol. 3:  Host Jacquelyn Fletcher leads you through a guided meditation to help you create the stepfamily life you desire.

 

Becoming a Stepmom, Vol. 4:  Host Jacquelyn Fletcher talks about the impact that fantasies and expectations can have on stepfamily life. Plus she lead you in an exercise to help you uncover some of your own fantasies. Though it can be painful to admit you think your family life should be a certain way, it’s critical to understand where your expectations are coming from if you want to build a strong stepfamily. You’ll need a notebook to answer the prompts she gives you at the end of the podcast. And by the way, doing this exercise with your partner can help you better understand each other.

 

Becoming a Stepmom, Vol. 5:  Listen to Jacquelyn B. Fletcher’s discussion with Brenda Ockun the founder of Stepmom Magazineas they share advice, stories, and laughs. They’re two stepmoms who aren’t afraid to tell it like it is! This show is sponsored by Meditations for Stepmoms, an 8-part audio program of guided meditations to help stepmothers visualize and create a more peaceful life.

 

Becoming a Stepmom, Vol. 6:  Host Jacquelyn B. Fletcher interviews stepfamily law expert Margaret M. Mahoney, professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and the author of Stepfamilies and the Law. In the eyes of the law, stepparents have no legal relationship with stepchildren. Find out what you can do to protect yourself and your family.

 

Becoming a Stepmom, Vol. 7:  Host Jacquelyn B. Fletcher talks about self-care for stepmoms with Pilar Gerasimo, the editor of Experience Life magazine, a whole life health and wellness magazine.

A note from Jacquelyn: You all know how important it is to take care of yourselves. I do, too. But I had no clue how bad it is for our bodies when we don’t do things we love to do! You’ll learn how important it is to increase the pleasurable experiences in your life. And if you’re living in a high-stress stepfamily situation, then you really need to listen to this and put the advice you’ll hear into practice right away.

During the interview Jacquelyn and Pilar discuss a few articles that ran in Experience Life. Here they are for your reference: Take Care of Yourself and A Real Pleasure

A special thanks to the sponsor of this episode: Stepchicks, an online community for stepmothers who are debunking the wicked myth one woman at a time. The community includes forums and blogs where soon-to-be, new or veteran stepmoms from around the world can go for support, camaraderie, and valuable advice.

 

Becoming a Stepmom, Vol. 8:  Host Jacquelyn B. Fletcher talks with Christy Borgeld, the founder of National Stepfamily Day. Hear about ways you can celebrate with your family on September 15 and win a trip to Jamaica courtesy of Remarriage Magazine.

 

A new show is posted every week. Check back here or visit www.becomingastepmom.com to see who Jacquelyn is interviewing next.

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