Tag: Patterns

What Great Stepparents do When They Have Stepfamily Issues

Ep 83 – What Great Stepparents Do When They Have Stepfamily Issues

Hey there, amazing stepparents! It’s Maria Natapov, your guide in the world of blended families. Today, let’s dive into the stepfamily challenges you face and how to navigate them effectively. Consider the daily complexities of blended family life. Past experiences may hold the key to understanding what’s needed in your current blended family dynamics.

LISTEN NOW »
Stepfamily Self-Care Secrets Unveiled

Ep 79 – Stepfamily Harmony: Self-Care Secrets Unveiled

Today’s episode is for anyone looking to make self-regulation and self-care their #1 priority in 2024. We will explore how to tailor self-care to a hectic lifestyle, practical strategies for co-parenting success, building deeper connections with stepchildren, and techniques to address conflicts and build stronger family bonds and we’ll distill universal self-care wisdom into actionable steps anyone can take regardless of their background or lifestyle.

LISTEN NOW »
Should You Set Stepparenting Goals?

Ep 78 – Should You Set Stepparenting Goals?

Before we embark on this exciting journey, let’s talk about the transformative power of goals. Whether you’re a high-flying CEO or a dedicated teacher, setting meaningful goals is the compass that guides us through life’s adventures. And the beginning of the year is a great time to look ahead and decide on your dream destination that you can hold as your intention for your personal stepparenting journey as well as for your blended family as a whole.

Why are self-regulation and self-care crucial, especially for stepparents who are busy professionals?

Neuroscience tells us that when we prioritize self-regulation and self-care, we’re essentially optimizing our brain’s function. This not only enhances our emotional well-being but also sets the stage for successful goal setting and achievement.

LISTEN NOW »
Stepfamily Serenity: Mastering Triggers

Ep 76 – Stepfamily Serenity: Mastering Triggers

As the holiday season approaches, we’re diving deep into a topic that can stir up emotions like a festive pot of mulled wine – triggers! Yes, those little emotional landmines that can turn a joyful blended family gathering into a minefield. But fear not, because today, we’ve got the insights and solutions you need, especially tailored for you, my fantastic friends.

LISTEN NOW »