Dr. Rachelle Katz has a new radio show on Stepfamily Central and I was lucky to be her first guest. We talked about the word “blended” and the need for public support for and a public education campaign about what stepfamilies are really like. Hope you will have a listen…
Archive for the ‘podcasts and interviews’ Category
Childless and Child Free Women with Stepchildren–What are the Issues? And Kim Cottrell asks, “Which term shall we use?”Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
Here’s a link to a radio interview I recently did with stepfamily therapist Mary Kelly-Williams, M.A. of marriedwithbaggage.com on her Blog Talk Radio show. We discussed childless and childfree women with stepchildren, their particular issues and challenges. Hope you will have a listen! Separately, blogger Kim Cottrell wonders “What to call us? Childfree sounds egocentric, childless sounds deprived.” What do you think? Do we need a new term?
I will be discussing the emotional reality of childless and child-free stepmothers with host Mary Kelly-Williams, M.A. on her Blog Talk Radio show September 27 at 11 am EST. Hope you will tune in…you can also call into the show to ask a question.
On Monday evening Dec 20 at 8 pm EST I’ll be talking to stepmom bloggers Peggy Nolan and Erin Erickson LIVE on their Blog Talk Radio Show (you might hear my children yelling in the background!) Tune in, listen, call in, send in questions….hope to “talk” to you then!
Hope you will tune in to hear me speak with Susan Swanson on her radio show “On Step” today, Monday Sept 22, at 2 pm EST. We’ll discuss YOUR issues and concerns!
Click here for more info.
Deesha Philyaw, co-founder with her ex-husband Mike of coparenting101.com, recently interviewed me, and then conducted a stepmom roundtable discussion with some of the stepfamily bloggers you may know and love, including Heather Hetchler of CafeSmom.com and Bridgett Lemos-Norman of In the Blender. I sound a lot like Minnie Mouse in the interview–what’s new? can I have a voice coach, please?–but I think you’ll really like hearing these other women talk about their lives married to men with children!
My friend Deesha Philyaw and her Co-Parenting Radio co-hosts will be featured on CBS’s Early Show Wednesday a.m. Divorce and remarriage with children plus stepparenting on national news–how do you like that? Have a look:
Also an interview I did with Deesha on co-parenting issues will run on Sept. 26th. Happy viewing…and listening.
I recently sat down to be interviewed by Giselle Minoli of the Examiner, New York. Turns out Giselle, a stepmother herself, is interested in a stepmother revolution of sorts. We discussed stepmothering in context–social, political, economic–and imagined ways to make life easier for stepfamilies in general and women with stepchildren in particular. Hope you will have a look at our four-part interview and let me know your thoughts: what would a healthy, emancipated stepfamily look like?
Ah, that hot, vexed topic: money. Divvying it up can be tricky in any partnership. Now throw in some kids from a previous marriage, and it becomes more complicated still. Merged? Partially merged? Totally separate bank accounts? Peggy Nolan and Erin Erickson tackle this topic with their guest Kat Nelson-Reid, a stepmom and financial planner, on tonight’s Stepmom’s Toolbox Radio Show at 8 pm EST. To tune in, click on this link:
You can also check out the interview I did with Erin and Peggy a few months ago.
Sure, it’s a long holiday weekend. BBQs, fireworks…and for some of us in stepfamilies, stress. “Coming together” can be fraught when it’s a yours, mine, and ours situation as in a remarriage or repartnership with kids. That’s why Susan Swanson’s Monday July 5 radio show is so timely. Check out the list of upcoming shows too. Susan is the founder of the Stepfamily Center of Los Angeles, a gifted and experienced therapist–and has walked the stepmother walk!