Single Mom Talk Radio

{tab=Show Details} HostIf you’re a single mom, you know the feeling—“It’s all up to me, and I’m all alone.” Well, you’re not alone! There’s a whole community of girlfriends—all single moms— waiting for you on Single Mom Talk Radio. Keeping it real is Julia Espey—best-selling author, former NASA scientist, skin care executive, and one-time single mom herself—along with an array of world-class parenting, education and financial experts. Everything’s on the table—all the frustrations and challenges single moms face. So be the best you can be for your children! Join us on
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Single Mom Talk Radio – Confessions and New Beginnings & Why I Wrote a Book

Download Episode This is a show of confessions and new beginnings. All over the globe people are deciding want they want for the coming year. With a feeling that something’s missing or something could be better, they make New Years Resolutions to go and get it. (Go to any gym in January and February and […]

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Single Mom Talk Radio with Julia Espey

Author Julia Espey is many things: a one-time single mom, a rocket scientist (literally), a business executive, a classical painter, and a pioneer in the area of conscious parenting—parenting aimed toward enlightened child development and life preparation. Julia’s calling to be an author and speaker arose not from her professional pursuits but from the very personal experience of finding herself as a single mom with a young son, and feeling overwhelmed and inadequate. Struck with the realization that she had to be both a mother and father, Julia realized that she had no idea how to be a father!

Julia turned to what she knew best from her years as a NASA researcher—research. She began asking extraordinary dads to share their parenting wisdom and the book, “If I Were Your Daddy, This Is What You’d Learn,” comprises the answers she got from thirty-five highly successful men—all committed fathers. The stories and parenting lessons from these men not only gave Julia and her son a flight plan for how to fill the void of Daddy, but also serves as a priceless resource to the estimated 9.9 million single mothers living in America and beyond, as well as fathers and mothers wanting to improve their parenting skills.

Julia’s professional background is quite diverse. She entered Georgia Tech at a young age and graduated with honors in aerospace engineering. She spent the next decade working as a NASA flight test engineer, contributing to the development of the space shuttle. In 1995, she took early retirement from NASA and traveled the world. After living in Bermuda for a time she settled in New York City where she discovered that her right-brain gifts equaled those of her left. So she began studying fine art full-time. Within seven years she’d established herself as a serious classical painter. Her work has been sold in prominent galleries, and can be found on collectors’ walls nationwide.

Realizing that she wanted greater financial security while raising her son solo in NYC, in 2004, Julia joined Arbonne International, an international health and wellness company. She became a vice president after only eight months. In her first two years with the company, she built and trained a national sales organization with thousands of independent consultants, and net yearly sales reaching over $1.5 million.
After raising Jackson solo for seven years, Julia re-married and is now living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is currently at work on the sequel, If I Were Your Mommy, This Is What You’d Learn, featuring successful women reflecting on their most impactful mothering moments and practices. Its release is slated for December 2012.

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  • Single Mom Talk Radio – Confessions and New Beginnings & Why I Wrote a Book

    This is a show of confessions and new beginnings. All over the globe people are deciding want they want for the coming year. With a feeling that something’s missing or something could be better, they make New Years Resolutions to go and get it. (Go to any gym in January and February and see for yourself.) The problem is most New Year’s Resolutions don’t work; they fizzle out as quickly as they start.
    On today’s show host Julia Espey confesses that she’s never accomplished even one New Years Resolution, but she did manage to make a radical change nonetheless—a change that remade her life, her mothering, and even her love life forever. Julia talks about the time when she once felt “terribly alone, overwhelmed and inadequate as a single mother” but instead of jumping into short-lived hyper-activity to try and “fix it,” she steadfastly took another tack.
    Guest interviewer and speaker, Janet Matthews, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul, draws out Julia’s heartfelt story and the book she wrote as a result. Today’s show is a journey into how one mother made a dramatic change in her life, began a “quest,” and how her discoveries can help you in your parenting. You’ll find out the secret ingredient to sustaining activity, keeping focused on a goal, and never giving up.
    You’ll get take-away parenting tips from If I Were Your Daddy, This Is What You’d Learn. And you’ll hear about Julia’s “new beginning” and the tearful message she gives you at the end of this show.
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  • Single Mom Talk Radio – Purpose and Prosperity

    Do purpose and prosperity go together? Not according to many who believe in the “struggling artist” concept and think that you can’t get rich doing what you love. Today guest is Edwene Gaines, a one time single mother and best-selling author who used to struggle until she discovered the connection between purpose and prosperity. In the process, she not only found her divine purpose and created wealth, but she also rebooted her whole life and created a greater sense of inner peace.
    On this show, Edwene will help you to find your divine purpose, live more fully in it, and connect your purpose to your prosperity in a big way. This show is the fourth and final segment of the “four spiritual laws of prosperity” series.
    Set your course for 2012 for greater prosperity and inner peace by learning from today’s featured single mother who transformed her and her daughters’ life by following four spiritual laws and putting them into daily practice!
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  • Single Mom Talk Radio – How Forgiving and Feeling Worthy Ignite Your Prosperity

    Is “being forgiving” essential for a single mother? Today guest, best-selling author Edwene Gaines, says yes! “If you’re unwilling to forgive someone it’s like stabbing yourself with a knife and expecting the person who did you wrong to feel the pain. Morevover, harboring a grudge completely blocks our ability to have peace of mind and shuts off your prosperity.” Everyone, but especially us single mothers, can’t allow this kind of poison to breed in our families.
    On today’s show we’ll continue with our four part prosperity series and dive into “spiritual prosperity law #3: forgiveness and worthiness” from Edwene Gaines book entitled “The four spiritual laws of prosperity.” You’ll hear how Edwene was able to forgive her husband completely—even though he left her pregnant in a foreign country with little money! How forgiveness is the fastest way to get rid of debt, and how your life can blossom in prosperity when you adopt a daily forgiveness routine.
    Set your course for 2012 for greater prosperity and inner peace by tuning in!
    p.s. Also remember to take a short survey to win BIG! We’re giving away 3 prizes: Handmade Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls (value $120), a TARGET gift card (value $50), and a free copy of “If I Were Your Daddy, This Is What You’d Learn” book (for single mothers who have to be both mommy and daddy)(value $25). Anyone who give us feedback on the single mom talk radio show will be entered to win. Visit:

  • Single Mom Talk Radio – How Crystal Clear Goals Bring Prosperity

    Is goal setting directly linked to your happiness and prosperity? You’ll found out on today’s show as you unwrap part two of four series with Edwene Gaines, international speaker and best-selling author of the book The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity.

    As a single mother, Edwene lifted her and her daughter out of total poverty into a life that was once unimaginable. Her income double and tripled within the first year of practicing what Edwene calls “four spiritual laws to prosperity, ” and then it kept growing. She went through dramatic personal transformations, increased her faith, found courage, became happy, and dedicated her life to helping others.

    Today show focuses on the part two to the prosperity puzzle: Goal Setting. You’ll find out why Edwene (and most leadership experts) feel goals are necessary, how to handle a fear of failure, how to set realistic goals by internally “checking-in, ” and what pragmatic steps you must take after you’ve set a goal.

    Edwene makes goal-setting understandable, practical, and easy to teach to your children too. Edwene shares how she taught goal setting to her grandsons quite successfully, and how she obtained every goal she has ever set for herself (though not in the time table she wanted, or the way she expected.) “Sometimes I wanted something and I got it. Then I realized that it didn’t make me happy so I let it go, and I learned a lot in the process, ” says Edwene. “Goal setting is not about getting stuff (though you’ll probably get a lot of stuff in the process), it’s about learning what’s really important to you.”

    So unwrap your gift of increased prosperity and inner peace—to keep all year long—by tuning into today’s show!

    Get Edwene’s “Ten Steps To Your Goals” document free at (link provided there) and enter our Holiday Giveaway by taking the survey found at Win a Handmade Raggedy Ann and Andy (value $120), a Target gift card (value $50), or a copy of “If I Were Your Daddy,” (value $25) –it’s a book for single moms who have to fill in for a dad that’s not around much.

  • Single Mom Talk Radio – How Gratitude, Giving, and Tithing Lead to Prosperity

    Edwene Gaines was a single mother who was always in financial crisis. With barely an extra dollar to her name, Edwene did the impossible. She began to follow four spiritual laws of prosperity: tithing, goal-setting, forgiveness, and finding her divine purpose. Within six months, Edwene’s income had doubled, tripled, and more.
    Looking back, Edwene doesn’t view these results as extraordinary. She has seen thousands of other people lift themselves out of financial problems by following the same four principles.
    As a holiday gift to each of you, host Julia Espey welcomes you into a series of lively dialogues with Edwene Gaines, now an international speaker and author of the book The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity. This week’s show focuses on Law #1: Gratitude, Giving, and Tithing. Edwene will make this law understandable, practical, and useful for us all.
    So unwrap your gift of increased prosperity and inner peace—to keep all year long—by tuning into today’s show!

    After listening to the show, are you ready to try law #1? Share your thoughts at:

  • Single Mom Talk Radio – Broken Families Still Deserve Holiday Cheer!

    The weeks from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day are the busiest time of the year for everyone. But for us single moms, the holiday season poses extra challenges.
    If your family has gone through a divorce or the death of a parent, the holidays are when raw emotions and feelings of loss can hit the hardest. You’re worn out from shopping for gifts, decorating your house, and shuffling kids between in-laws. You’re financially stressed because the burden of your children’s expectations lies solely on you.
    One single mom, Nancy, even felt “holiday cursed.” Check out her e-mail:
    Dear Julia, I’ve always dreaded the holidays since my dad left us at Christmas when I was a little girl. Last year, my husband asked for a divorce during the holidays, and now we are divorced. I’m handling this OK, but I’m afraid that my eight-year-old daughter is not doing as well… Are we ‘holiday cursed?’ How can I reverse our luck and make the holidays cheery for my daughter? Help! —Nancy


    On today’s show, mental health and parenting expert, and frequent Fox News commentator Dr. Karen Ruskin PsyD, LMFT , answers Nancy’s SOS call—and offers holiday solutions for stressed-out mommies.
    “Changes in families call for changes in traditions—into new, better ones,” explains Dr. Karen. By following her three-step plan, you can make those changes, and create new holiday memories!
    Dr. Karen also offers insights into
    • removing the labels we put on people and painful events—labels like Nancy’s “holiday curse”
    • finding a solution by reframing the “problem”
    • getting to the root of the issue by truly hearing your child’s voice
    During the holidays, mommies and children can’t pretend that nothing has changed. You need to acknowledge the emotional pain and unique challenges of the season and relish what you do have: the renewed ability to bond with your children.
    Now is the perfect time to create a next phase of life by choosing a healthier way to move forward. As Dr. Karen says, “Past pain was just one chapter in your book of so many amazing chapters.
    Share your own holiday challenges and solutions at our groovy blog site:

    ***If you want to learn more about Dr. Karen Ruskin, purchase her cutting edge parenting book, learn more about her parenting philosophy, get informative parenting tips, and more, visit:

  • Single Mom Talk Radio – Parenting: Why Manners Matters

    Progressive private schools across the country are adding etiquette to their curriculum. Good Morning America is airing features on teaching etiquette to children. But one single mom has asked me if it’s worth the effort. “Is it really important?” she said. “Is it worth the daily struggle and endless corrections it takes to teach good manners?”
    Today’s guest, etiquette consultant and columnist Irma Vorbeck, answers YES. She explains, “Etiquette is the glue that holds a child’s education together. Without it, your children will flounder.”
    Strong words indeed—but words Irma backs up with history. George Washington, for example, overcame his humble background (including being raised by a single mother) through superb etiquette. (
    However, we’ll get current, too. On today’s show we’ll touch upon the challenges of teaching manners and the reasons they’re just as important now as in the past. Besides giving children increased self-confidence and social poise, etiquette will help them build constructive friendships. “Like attracts like,” and if you take the time to teach your children to respect others, they won’t choose friends who are disrespectful.
    But you don’t have to go it alone. For the busy single mom, Irma suggests enrolling children in a local etiquette program. And program host Julia describes the totally silly, but effective, game she invented that resulted in perfect table manners for her son. (No kidding!)
    You’ll also discover how etiquette rules go way beyond saying “please” and “thank you” and using your fork properly. Etiquette is the foundation of how people relate to each other, and your children can’t be truly successful without it.
    Tune in! And leave your comments at our groovy blog site:


  • Single Mom Talk Radio – Too Sexy? Too Violent? Too Soon?

    In our sexed-up, violence-based media world, experts are asking if our children are being bombarded with images that are far too sexy, too violent, too soon. As a researcher and mother, I say, “Absolutely yes!” But today’s guest, developmental psychologist and mother Dr. Nancy Buck, begs to differ. “Every generation of parents has said the same thing,” she argues. While her argument doesn’t sway me (I remain horrified at the effects the media are having on our teens), she and I do agree on one thing: if parents don’t mitigate the images and influences, then these images and influences will shape our children’s values for life!

    Join us on today’s show for a lively talk about the influences of media and Hollywood on our kids—and what mothers can do about it. It’s not as simple as turning off the TV. “Good luck trying to protect your children from these influences,” says Dr. Buck. “That will eventually be a losing battle.” But what moms can do, she says, is have early, straightforward, and truthful conversations with their kids. If mothers consistently and critically discuss what’s on television and in song lyrics, then these influences will have much less impact.

    On this show, you’ll hear how I overcame my discomfort and was able to talk about sexual issues with my son (earlier than I would have wanted to) and, as a result, built a new level of trust with him. You’ll also hear Dr. Buck’s psychological wisdom about what’s really going on with children—their struggle for power and their struggle to get their needs met in some way—and how these struggles affect the media’s impact.

    By the end of today’s show, you’ll have a clear action plan for dealing with the sexy, violent influences coming at your children.

    Are you horrified too? Or is Julia just a prude? Share your thoughts by commenting at

  • Single Mom Talk Radio – The Scientific Proof That Your Child Is a Genius.

    Do you consider your child a genius? In most school systems, only a handful of kids are chosen for gifted-and-talented programs. If your child isn’t selected (as most aren’t) does this mean that he or she isn’t gifted?

    Today’s guest, international educator Paul Scheele, answers with an emphatic “No!” And he cites the latest scientific brain research to prove why. “Your child,” says Paul, “absolutely is a genius.”

    As parents, this revelation can spur the single most important gift we can give our children: to help them recognize and live in their “genius zone.”

    In this show, you’ll learn

    · how to identify your children’s unique brand of genius
    · how to encourage their genius potential, even if they’re struggling in school
    · why schools may not be teaching to your kids’ learning preference, and what to do about it
    · how parents and educators inadvertently “de-genius” children
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    You’ll also hear stories of how kids get “wounded” in school and come to incorrect conclusions like “I’m not smart. I’m not good at math. I’m not…”—conclusions that can limit them for the rest of their lives. Change those conclusions, and help your kids live lives of genius!

    Were you ever wounded in school? Was this show useful? Share your comments at our “single mom radio blog.”

  • Single Mom Talk Radio – The 9 Environments of Great Mothers and Great Leaders

    Whether you know it or not, you live in nine environments that define you. They’ve conditioned you. They’ve formed you into the person you are. And they’re constantly shaping your results—past, present, and future.

    These nine environments include:
    – your body
    – your self
    – your spiritual environment
    – your natural environment
    – your physical environment
    – your network
    – your relationships
    – your financial environment
    – your beliefs

    Understanding how these nine environment work can make the difference between living a life by default and living it by design.

    When someone wants a change, usually there is just a hope for it, not a plan. This situation is like struggling in the dark, not realizing the forces that are impacting you. Today’s guest expert, veteran life-coach and multimillionaire entrepreneur Jim Bunch, offers a different approach: examine the “9 Environments of You” and consciously tweak them, so you can more easily attain your goal and even “pull” it toward you.

    Great leaders know this secret, and now great moms will too—as Jim explains the concept of the nine environments and helps you

    – Determine if your current environments are silently holding you back or propelling you forward
    – Understand how to begin redesigning them and where to start
    – Learn how to delegate your success to the environments, so you can stop the yo-yo effect and create long-term happiness, health, and wealth

    As you listen to today’s show, follow along by viewing the “9 Environments of You” diagram found here, and take Jim’s assessment absolutely free, to determine how well your nine environments are working for you.


  • Single Mom Talk Radio – The epidemic of ADHD/ADD in kids and what’s GOOD about it!

    What could possibly be good about ADHD/ADD? Google “ADHD” and you’ll get 62 million hits of symptoms, medications, and side effects. You’ll find a long list of everything that’s wrong—all the ways ADHD/ADD children are deficient, how they fail to, how they are less than, and what they can’t do—and very few sites or experts who say anything positive. But there is one.

    Today’s guest, Laurie Dupar, is that exception, a trained mental health nurse-practitioner, best-selling author, and ADHD/ADD family coach who successfully raised two children with ADHD. “I had to find some way to reframe the problem, or it would have killed me,” Laurie says. She urges parents to understand the challenges, yes, but also to see the whole child—his or her gifts, strengths, and competencies. “I’ve never met an adult or child with ADHD who hasn’t had amazing qualities,” says Laurie. “But we tend to focus on what’s wrong and what’s not working—to the detriment of seeing the bigger picture and seeing it accurately.”

    On this show, Laurie will give you—through real-life stories from her own life and the lives of her clients—a new way of thinking about what ADHD is. “When you understand what ADHD is and isn’t,” she explains” “you handle challenges better, you get less upset and uptight, and your household is more peaceful.”

    Laurie will also offer solutions to common challenges your child might face, such as

    How the depression and frustration of being different from your friends can be coped with
    How social skills may be harder to develop but can be mastered
    How medication is not a “magic bullet,” but requires constant tweaking and changing as the brain grows

    ADHD/ADD challenges are not trivial. But when you see things from a long-range, broader perspective—when you encourage your kid to focus on his or her strengths—you’ll have a terrific advantage. Having ADHD/ADD may seem like a curse, but consider that it can also be a part of your child’s unique recipe for greatness. Just a thought. Listen in, and share your comments on

  • Single Mom Talk Radio – Creating an Inspiring Life (by converting a hobby into a career) with Baby Steps

    Your “to-do” list is waiting. It’s filled with family necessities like going to work, paying bills, cooking dinner, and doing laundry, but with very few—if any—truly inspiring line items. It’s filled with all the things you must do, not what you want to do! Sound familiar? Even worse—what if your job is a total downer, too!?

    Research studies show that as many as six in ten people are dissatisfied with what they do. Today’s guest, Diane Halfman, isn’t one of them. Diane found herself a single mother of two girls by day and a San Diego police officer by night. Her job was risky, and she often worked the late-night shift undercover, dressed as a prostitute. One terrifying evening, a man pulled a gun on her. Thanks to her excellent training, she disarmed the gunman—but her life was never the same.

    Soul searching questions followed. Was she happy? Was she living the life she wanted? What was she modeling for her daughters—doing a job you dread because you have to? Or doing work that brings you fulfillment and joy? Diane’s answers were clear, and they gave her the courage to leave the police department and build a career she loved. But she did it in baby steps. One step at a time, she traded in an uninspiring life for an inspiring one.

    On this show you’ll hear about some of those baby steps that helped her convert her favorite hobby—organization—into a thriving business. A self-proclaimed “lifestyle organizer,” Diane leads a niche market. “I can whip a person’s life into order,” says Diane. “We start with the closets, the pantry, the family schedule, and then we move into scheduling in activities that inspire you, until your whole life becomes inspiring.” Why is Diane so good at this? She did it with her own life first. Consistent baby steps led to a total life makeover.

    Today’s show will help you add more inspiration to your life by taking little steps forward. You’ll hear Diane’s recommendations, including a nighttime goal-setting and celebration exercise that you and your children can do together: an exercise that teaches kids—and Mommy!—how to set and achieve goals. “Inches turn into miles,” says Diane. “Fear of change is lessened when you see yourself making steady progress. The key is acknowledging and celebrating your wins.” This nightly exercise is just one of the powerful tools Diane will share.

    P.S. Visit our show’s blog site,, leave a comment, and spread the love! Facebook and tweet this link because many of your friends probably aren’t completely happy with their jobs either. Give them some baby steps they can take.

  • Single Mom Talk Radio – Planting Self-Esteem Seeds That Sprout Happy, Powerful People

    Self-esteem seeds are being planted in our children everyday, just as they were planted in us when we were young. It’s human nature to fill in the gaps and give meaning to our lives. As a result, children often generalize events in an attempt to both understand and avoid unpleasant experiences. A girl who did poorly on a math test may conclude, “I’m not very smart.” A boy who gets teased in class may conclude, “People don’t like me. It’s better if I don’t speak up.” The effects of such conclusions are disastrous. Left unchecked, they can lead to tragedy. More commonly they show up in disguise, as endless struggle.

    WAIT! Surely if negative seeds can be planted, so can positive ones—ones that build happy, powerful people! Today’s show gives you practical steps and specific examples to plant good seeds. Dr. Joe Rubino, author of more than twelve self-esteem books and audio programs, will outline the five components of self-esteem and how parents can affect them.

    You’ll also learn how your own life can be supported. Dr. Rubino will describe the common emotional habits—the predominant “addictive” emotional states originating in lower self-esteem—that we adults can fall prey to unless we consciously choose otherwise. You’ll hear ideas on how to repair self-esteem after the upset of a divorce or other stressful experiences. “There are fundamental principles for building powerful and happy people—principles that can be easily learned and mastered,” says Dr. Rubino. Listen to today’s show, check out his “self-esteem system”—and share this post with a friend!

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  • Single Mom Talk Radio – Finding the Right Person to Leave Your Child With

    For a single mom, finding loving, responsible child care isn’t just a wish—it’s a necessity. When you have to be away, how do you trust the person you’re leaving your children with? What questions must you ask a potential nanny? Should you spy on her with a nanny cam? How can you turn good sitters into excellent ones?

    These are some of the questions we’ll answer on this show as we talk with Candi Wingate, award-winning and nationally recognized child care expert and founder of three of the world’s largest online nanny databases. You’ll hear the story of Emily, a mom who thought she was hiring good caregivers but found that she wasn’t at all! Candi will tell us what Emily could have done differently. You’ll learn things to do to keep from hiring the wrong person, including when and why you should run background checks. Candi will also discuss other ways to head off problems with your sitters in advance. “Every mom,” says Candi, “should have a contract with her nanny so that communication and expectations are clear.” She will recommend “nanny cams” (video recorders) and “nanny bugs” (audio recorders)—but not in the secretive sense people often talk about. Candi’s advice will take the “Ick!” out these products, so that you can use them as not as spying devices but as powerful tools. When you can’t be home, using a sitter or a nanny may be a second-best option—but it can be a really good one! The ideas in this program will show you how!

    Was this show helpful? Can you share baby-sitting horror stories, or things that worked out? Talk to Julia and other single moms by leaving a comment on this show blog post at Let’s Chat!

  • Single Mom Talk Radio – Money Essentials: The Secrets to Cleaning Up Your Credit Score and Keeping it Strong

    What three little numbers can cost you thousands of dollars? Answer: your FICO credit score—and it’s easier to change than you might believe. An article in MSN Money calculated that the difference between a 750 and a 650 credit score is a startling $201,712 in extra interest paid over a lifetime. Home and car insurance premiums are even higher when your score is lower, and just one little oops—one late credit card payment, for example—can lower your score by as much as 100 points. Today’s guest, Joe McGlynn, is a licensed FICO professional and credit restoration expert who can give us single moms the knowledge to strengthen our credit and fatten our purses by improving our credit score. You’ll discover that everything on your credit report has the potential to be removed—whether it happened or not! “U.S. federal law requires credit bureaus to verify items on your report if they’re requested to do so by you,” says McGlynn. “If the credit bureaus can’t verify a specific item within 30 days, it goes off your record permanently!”

    Think how busy credit card companies and mortgage banks are! Do you think these companies keep perfect long-term records, and answer every request for verification that comes in? No! Today’s show will give an open door to improving your score with the insider knowledge that only the best credit restoration companies know, but that every individual can use! You’ll learn the things most people do wrong in trying to fix their credit (hint: don’t ever submit disputes online—it’s a waste of time). As a bonus, you’ll also learn how to help our children establish and keep good credit as they become young adults.

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  • Single Mom Talk Radio – Dating Again: Telling the Truth So Your Love Life Can Blossom—with relationship mentor Eva Love (part 2)

    Who would have thought that the ancient Greek saying “Know thyself” also applied to having great relationships and finding a lasting love? Relationship mentor Eva Love, that’s who! After spending 23 years mentoring even the toughest cases, Eva knows that unless you love yourself—deeply—no one else will either! Sounds logical until you consider this major obstacle: Before you can love yourself, you’ve got to know yourself first.

    Try truth serum, Eva Love style—a simple exercise you do eight times a day (for 10 seconds each) leading to powerful personal results! “Our life is created by the beliefs we hold, and our beliefs are triggered from our feelings,” Eva says. “Notice your feelings, and you’ve found your doorway to change.” In this show, Eva will give listeners a wide open avenue to create change—”to create a life that is consciously chosen rather than unconsciously lived.” Eva will detail what people typically do with their feelings: (1) Suppress/Ignore, (2) Escape, (3) Express (act out), and (4) Release. With her exercise, you’ll be able to choose option 4, the healthiest option that’s rarely taken. And she’ll help you avoid falling into the “Why am I feeling this way?” bottomless pit—a real waste of time. You’ll even hear how money success can be directly tied to relationship success. Tune in and find out just how liberating it is to “know thyself”—to acknowledge and accept your feelings—and why your love life can blossom as a result.

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  • Single Mom Talk Radio – Dating Again: Kiss Another Toad or Find Your Prince?—with 23-year veteran relationship coach Eva Love

    “…And they lived happily ever after!” What a crock of *%&*! As little girls, we get fed this fairy-tale ending, often in the most delightful movies and books. I mean, who didn’t love the Disney film Enchanted? But now it’s “Why the heck didn’t my life turn out like that?” If you’ve ever thought this, or decided to give up on love (just till the children are 18), or wanted to escape dating any more “toads”—then this show is just for you.

    Twenty-three-year veteran relationship coach Eva Love once believed in fairy tales, but she gave up on love after finding her second husband beating her children. Divorced again, Eva tailspun into avoidance and unhappiness. “I ate my pain and used food to comfort and hide me. For years, I didn’t deal with the issues that needed healing—issues that (had I dealt with them) could have brought me a healthy relationship and a great father for my kids.”

    In her darkest hour, Eva was divinely given a way out—and given the keys to finding lasting love. She used her revelations, insights, and exercises not only to attract her truest love, but also to help more than 5000 coaching clients find theirs too!

    What is love’s most guarded secret? “It’s all an inside game,” Eva says, “which means it is 100 percent under your control. I can tell you how to make yourself irresistible! I’ve got an exercise that can make confidence, inner joy, and happiness just bubble out of you. There isn’t a more attractive or sexy thing than that!”

    Ditch the toads—or your vow of celibacy. Tune in and find out that fairy tales can come true after all, one Eva exercise at a time.

  • Single Mom Talk Radio – Ditch Mommy Overload! A mother’s solution to work-family balance…. with business coach Vonda Vaden Bates

    Scientists are still searching for the chip that gets inserted in a mommy’s brain when her child is born. It’s the chip that whispers in her head, “Mommy… Do more. Be more. You’re not enough!” Something drives we mothers to do more and more. We put impossible standard on ourselves. We expect to do it all. It’s no wonder mother’s commonly report feeling anxious, overloaded, and overwhelmed with their day-to-day duties, and according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) statistics, women experience depression and anxiety at twice the rate men do.

    Let’s face up. This isn’t fantasy; we moms are pulled in many different directions! According to the US Census Bureau, women now represent 48% of the work force, and the numbers are rising. Many of these women are single mothers who have to work full-time to meet their families’ financial demands. Others don’t want to sacrifice their careers just because a little one has been born. Divorced mommies once had husbands at home to take up the slack, but not now! Now, it’s all up to them. To us. To you.

    Welcome to the Golden Question: Is there a way to have it all? Can we balance conflicting demands of work and family? Is it possible to succeed at work, build great careers, and raise great children to? The mommy who finds an answer to this question wins a big prize: happiness, peace, and well-adjusted children!

    Full-time executive, business owner, and solo mom Vonda Vaden (Vv) Bates is a mother who has won that prize. In this show, Vv shares her story—a story of navigating through the dangerous, choppy waters of mothering overload and learning to ditch many parenting anxieties. Vv discovered firsthand how to keep anxiety and overload from running her life by addressing them head-on. Since then, in her private consulting practice, she has helped hundreds of other women win the prize too.

    Vv—once a successful Target corporate executive—reveals what she wished someone had told her. “If I knew then what I know now,” Vv says, “I would have made very different decisions.” In this up-close and personal interview, Vv gives you the benefit of a lifetime of learning, and a wealth of experience working with clients who have found solutions to what seemed like relentless and conflicting demands.

    Vv reveals shocking discoveries, such as “Many of my early mothering anxieties were actually false anxieties.” What?? Tune in and find out how Vv’s telling experience can help you be more effective at wearing all the “hats” you have to wear. You’ll get an easy exercise to make your alone time superproductive, so that you too can ditch mommy unrest and find the balance you need.

    Bonus freebie: a 20-minute introductory coaching session especially for busy mothers! Find out more here

  • Single Mom Talk Radio – Early Prevention “Potions” to Keep the Drug Dementors away from Your Child – with guest psychiatrist Dr. Henry Abraham

    Superheroes wear protective suits. Harry Potter casts a spell. What can we as parents do to shield their children from the scary and serious world of drugs?

    The statistics are frightening. Children as young as twelve years old report that “it’s relatively easy to obtain illicit drugs”, and experimentation with alcohol and drugs happens earlier than most parents suspect. On top of all that, if you’re a single mother you’ve got to be doubly prepared since 71% of all adolescent chemical addictions come from single-parent families.

    Can we parents do anything about this? Can we stave off this monster influence attacking our children? Harvard psychiatrist and adolescent drug specialist Dr. Henry Abraham says “Yes!” and adds that the key is early prevention. “There are many neutralizing influences, and parents can tip the balance on the right side by providing the right kind of environment and relationship with their children.” So the good news is that mom is in the driver’s seat more than she may know!

    In this show, Dr. Abraham reveals the gateway experiences to watch out for, and the positive conditions, the “golden halos,” to encourage. He explains specific things to do early, such having as lots of mom-to-child talks (about everything and anything), being a sincerely church-going family, and trying hard in school—regardless of whether the child’s grades are A’s or C’s. It’s the effort that matters, and moms who do their homework on the subject of drug prevention will be mixing a home-grown potion that can dramatically help keep the drug dementors away. Tune in to discover the ingredients we moms need to keep our children safe.

  • Single Mom Talk Radio – Finding the Extraordinary Parent In You

    When John was only two, his dad, Jack Elias, went from being a good dad to being an extraordinary one. Only it didn’t happen in a way you might expect. Dad was angry. Little John wasn’t cooperating. Lashing out seemed justified. Instead, what Jack Elias did—what he discovered in that intense moment of parenting overload—transformed him and his parenting forever.

    Millions of loving, well-intentioned parents make a critical mistake in trying to get their kids to behave—one that can really damage a child’s self-image. As a leading therapist, clinical hypnotherapist, and author, Jack Elias reveals the lesson he learned as a young father, as well as the fail-safe way to always get cooperation that he later discovered.

    After working with hundreds of clients, Jack has learned that there is a right way to discipline children, and the parents who learn it become extraordinary! This show is packed full of tangible tips, must do’s, and reminders of the cost of not disciplining correctly.

  • Single Mom Talk Radio – Lifting the Burden of Debt and Being Free

    Have you ever heard or said this: “If I only had more money, then I’d be happy”? Today’s guest, Sheila Hartwell, was unexpectedly left to raise two small kids alone in New York City, the most expensive city in the country. She had no career path, and a lot of financial responsibility. What did she do? Sheila tells you how she picked herself up, reframed her thinking from “broken” to “complete,” and took charge of financial matters—successfully raising her boys from private schools to college, all without incurring any debt! Not only that—she managed to grow a family financial nest egg too. Because Sheila had a gift for financial planning, she went on to earn her MBA and financial certificate, and to found the highly respected firm, Hartwell planning. For more than 15 years, she has privately advised people how to “lift the burden of debt” themselves and become financially independent. In this show, she gives you her TOP TIPS—the most critical things you can do to protect you and your children as a single mother, including advice about a legal issue that is absolutely imperative for you to know! Tune in.

  • Single Mom Talk Radio – Jennifer Maggio’s Triumphant Story as a Homeless, Single-Mother

    “Most single moms would tell you that their #1 and #2 struggles are parenting and finances, but they’re really not… ” Today’s guest, Jennifer Maggio, reveals what she believes are the two core issues that drive all of our parenting and financial challenges! Jennifer’s story is one of parental triumph; be prepared to cry and be inspired, in the same breath. Jennifer lived a picture-perfect façade—but truth was, she was broken inside. High school valedictorian, class president, homecoming court, and then… a teenage, unmarried mother-to-be, whose family threw her out of the house. Homeless and pregnant, she knew her life would be never be the same. In this show, you’ll find out just how Jennifer turned her life around—and what you can learn from her. Jennifer shares the critical changes she made in her mind-set and environment—changes that each of us can make, changes that can set you on course to break through the challenges you’re stuck in.

  • Single Mom Talk Radio – Beliefs That Secretly Sabotage Our Lives

    Ever seen the movie “Ghostbusters”? Today’s “ghosts” aren’t the scary things movies are based on. Instead, they’re the hidden beliefs that covertly run our life—beliefs such as “I’m not enough, and I’m not important.” Today’s guest, Shelly Lefkoe, is a modern-day “belief-buster” who helps people identify and replace their destructive patterns with ones that actually illuminate their lives! You’ll want to know the most common limiting beliefs that as many as 85% of people carry around, and how they wreak damage day after day. Shelly gives specific examples, from a cell phone tip that makes a HUGE difference in your child’s self-esteem to insights into a destructive dating pattern. Bust YOUR ghosts—your limiting patterns—or at least shine a light on them, on today’s show.

  • Single Mom Talk Radio – Change Your Life By Changing Your Blouse

    Is it possible to change your life by changing the way you dress? Can you improve your self-esteem, attract more money, love and support for you and your kids by changing your blouse? “Come-on! Sounds too good to be true.” Today’s guest expert, world-renowned lecturer and image stylist Liana Chaouli , says “yes” –and she’ll tell you why success lives, to a large part, in your closet … and what it means to us as women and single mothers. You’ll meet one of her clients, Suzie, who was a single mom with two small children, living in her sweats and distraught after a divorce. You’ll find out what happened to her after working with Liana. To find out more information about Liana single-mom style teleseminar, send an email to - type “single mom teleseminar” in the subject line of the email.