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The Single Mom Podcast - Single Parent Advice, Support & a Little Bit of Humor

Heather Wells | Parents On Demand Network

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The Single Mom Podcast - Single Parent Advice, Support & a Little Bit of Humor

The Single Mom Podcast - Single Parent Advice, Support & a Little Bit of Humor

Heather Wells | Parents On Demand Network

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The Single Mom Podcast is dedicated to inspiring and supporting single moms. Heather Wells is a single mother of three children (two with special needs) who spent years struggling just to make ends meet. Now she is a successful business owner and is dedicated to helping other single moms find the tools, resources and mindsets to navigate through the craziness of raising children alone.

Latest Episodes

Moms Are STILL People

After a recent interaction with someone who accused me of 'emotionally abusing' my daughter because I was expressing my hurt and frustration I started wondering something... Why do moms get treated like we are no longer people? Why are we supposed to keep our feelings, emotions, anger, frustrations etc all bottled up? When we need to go out to let off steam, why are we judged? If we breakdown because we are so tired and emotionally drained, out parenting abilities are questioned. Or when we let our child know that they hurt us we are accused of emotionally abusing them... When did it stop being ok for us to be human?

41 MIN2019 MAY 28
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Moms Are STILL People

Weight Loss Struggles - I Finally Found Something that Worked!

I quit smoking 8 years ago, and after I did I gained a lot of weight. What started out as 10 additional pounds grew into 50. I have been trying for YEARS to find the motivation & commitment to lose all those extra pounds. I have tried various diets, Nutrisystem, Weight Watchers, and other fad diets I found online. I joined a couple different gyms – and barely went. I tried working out with Beach Body videos at home. I gained it all right back! I finally found something that worked for me - the Keto diet. This episode covers my journey on this diet.

40 MIN2019 MAY 18
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Weight Loss Struggles - I Finally Found Something that Worked!

Mother's Day - It Shouldn't Be Just Another Day

For single moms, Mother's Day can often end up being just like every other day. We don't always have someone to take over for us - allowing us to sleep in, taking over our daily responsibilities and obligations, etc. So for some of us Mother's Day really isn't any different that yesterday or the day before that or the day before that. But it SHOULD be different. Even if there isn't another adult to help you feel that you are amazing for all you do, your kids likely do! And YOU should do something to make yourself feel wonderful on Mother's Day. Because as a single mom you are EXTRA awesome and should be treated as such. So, this podcast episode is dedicated to finding ways to treat yourself this Mother's Day! A quick random list of easy, inexpensive or free ways to do something for yourself this Mother's Day. Don't let it just be another day!

35 MIN2019 MAY 8
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Mother's Day - It Shouldn't Be Just Another Day

Parenting Agreements - Do You Need One?

Today's podcast is all about parenting agreements and why you should ABSOLUTELY have one. Making sure that all the details of your co-parenting arrangement with your ex are all laid out and legal is so very important. Having a parenting agreement helps keep all the rules and guidelines of how you will raise your child will actually help to keep things civil with your ex. Well, hopefully. There are so many different things to consider when creating a parenting agreement and today I will cover several of those things. Some of them PROBABLY aren't what you think...

42 MIN2019 APR 29
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Parenting Agreements - Do You Need One?

Are You Undervaluing Yourself?

Too often we as single moms will undervalue ourselves. We may not do it on purpose, or even realize we are doing it but it happens more often than not. I recently came to this conclusion after having someone try to use the fact that I am a single mom as some form of insult. This of course does not work on me - because I am happily single. But it does make me realize that there are people who think that all of us single moms are just miserable and looking for a man. Which is often times not true. However, I do know that there are many of us single moms out there who are lonely and who do want to find someone to love and love us in return. Unfortunately, sometimes we end up lowering our standards and undervaluing ourselves just to find someone to fill that void. And that is something we should NEVER do! This episode goes deeper into why you should NEVER undervalue yourself.

35 MIN2019 APR 20
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Are You Undervaluing Yourself?

Be More Than Mom - Finding Self-Contentment

Self-contentment... remember what that feels like? Do you remember who you were before you had kids? Do you remember what you loved to do and the things that brought you joy? As a single mom I know that for many years I felt like there was nothing more to me than just being Mom. It was a feeling that is hard to nail down sometimes. The best way I can describe it is a sort of hollow feeling inside. Like there is a part of you that just isn't there anymore. All those things that I used to do, that brought me happiness, I simply stopped doing after my kids were born. Because I was a single mom with little to no help it just seemed impossible. There was no way I would have the time or energy to work on self-contentment. I had kids to feed, boo-boo's to patch up, clothes to wash, events to drive to, homework to help with, doctor's appointments... There was no TIME for anything more, and even if there was time - I was too damn tired to try and do it. 'I'll do that later. When the kids are...

29 MIN2019 JAN 23
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Be More Than Mom - Finding Self-Contentment

Suddenly Single Mom - Learning to be the Primary Caregiver

For many couples with children it has been typical that the woman would be the primary care giver. Often times staying at home to care for the kids while her husband worked. However, over the years this dynamic has changed a bit. A 2013 Pew study revealed that 40% of women were the main breadwinners in their homes. It is likely that number has risen over the years. So what happens when a mother, who has always been the primary breadwinner, becomes a single mom? When you haven't been the primary care giver for your child it can be quite a change. In this weeks podcast interview I talk with Rachel who has recently become a single mom. After separating from her husband, she found herself struggling with being the primary caregiver. Rachel had always been the breadwinner for her family while her husband took care of their baby. When they separated Rachel had to learn how to be both breadwinner AND caregiver. Not many of us can understand what it's like to find ourselves in tears at the ...

66 MIN2019 JAN 14
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Suddenly Single Mom - Learning to be the Primary Caregiver

Stereotypes & Why Tucker Carlson Can Kiss My Behind

If you know me, or have listened to some of my podcasts, you know that one of the things I dislike more than most anything is stereotypes. I do not like it when people put other people into a certain box, or judge them based on preconceived notions. Assuming they know a person's situation before actually getting to know them. This happens all to often to single mothers. I know that personally I have been stereotyped in the following ways: - a slut - a whore - a welfare queen or scammer - just lookin' for a daddy for her kids - mooching off the system - your kids must be in jail - you were probably a drug addict And there have likely been more over the years. So it stands to reason that I would absolutely despise when people just put stereotypes of single moms out there in the world. Especially people with large platforms. People like Tucker Carlson. Recently on his show Tucker did a piece on 'Men in Decline'. In this piece he talked about how women were less likely to marry men who ...

30 MIN2019 JAN 7
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Stereotypes & Why Tucker Carlson Can Kiss My Behind

Setting Yourself Up For Success in the New Year

It is almost the end of 2018 and I don't know about you but I am ready to kick last year to the curb! Last year seemed to be the most BLAH year I have experienced thus far. Now, it may be due to the political BS that has been going on ALL YEAR LONG. It could be my struggles with depression. It could be any number of things. Whatever the cause, I know that I am ready to close it out and bring in a bright new shiny year. I don't know about you, but I personally have routines and rituals that I go through every New Year's Eve. Not the party till I pass out kind of rituals but the kind that help me prepare myself for success in the coming year. Now some of these may be a little too woo-woo for you, and that's ok. BUT I highly recommend that you also close out your year in a way that helps you make 2019 an amazing year! This episode covers my list of rituals and routines for closing out the year...

33 MIN2019 JAN 1
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Setting Yourself Up For Success in the New Year

Don't Try to Live Up to a Perfect Christmas Ideal

It's CHRISTMAS TIME!!!!! I don't know about you, but this is my favorite time of year! However, this is also the time of year where I tend to drive myself a little bit crazy and drive myself into the ground. I also used to deal with an overabundance of guilt because of my need to compare myself to other moms or families. In this episode I talk about why you shouldn't try to live up to the idea of a 'perfect' Christmas.

30 MIN2018 DEC 18
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Don't Try to Live Up to a Perfect Christmas Ideal

Latest Episodes

Moms Are STILL People

After a recent interaction with someone who accused me of 'emotionally abusing' my daughter because I was expressing my hurt and frustration I started wondering something... Why do moms get treated like we are no longer people? Why are we supposed to keep our feelings, emotions, anger, frustrations etc all bottled up? When we need to go out to let off steam, why are we judged? If we breakdown because we are so tired and emotionally drained, out parenting abilities are questioned. Or when we let our child know that they hurt us we are accused of emotionally abusing them... When did it stop being ok for us to be human?

41 MIN2019 MAY 28
Comments
Moms Are STILL People

Weight Loss Struggles - I Finally Found Something that Worked!

I quit smoking 8 years ago, and after I did I gained a lot of weight. What started out as 10 additional pounds grew into 50. I have been trying for YEARS to find the motivation & commitment to lose all those extra pounds. I have tried various diets, Nutrisystem, Weight Watchers, and other fad diets I found online. I joined a couple different gyms – and barely went. I tried working out with Beach Body videos at home. I gained it all right back! I finally found something that worked for me - the Keto diet. This episode covers my journey on this diet.

40 MIN2019 MAY 18
Comments
Weight Loss Struggles - I Finally Found Something that Worked!

Mother's Day - It Shouldn't Be Just Another Day

For single moms, Mother's Day can often end up being just like every other day. We don't always have someone to take over for us - allowing us to sleep in, taking over our daily responsibilities and obligations, etc. So for some of us Mother's Day really isn't any different that yesterday or the day before that or the day before that. But it SHOULD be different. Even if there isn't another adult to help you feel that you are amazing for all you do, your kids likely do! And YOU should do something to make yourself feel wonderful on Mother's Day. Because as a single mom you are EXTRA awesome and should be treated as such. So, this podcast episode is dedicated to finding ways to treat yourself this Mother's Day! A quick random list of easy, inexpensive or free ways to do something for yourself this Mother's Day. Don't let it just be another day!

35 MIN2019 MAY 8
Comments
Mother's Day - It Shouldn't Be Just Another Day

Parenting Agreements - Do You Need One?

Today's podcast is all about parenting agreements and why you should ABSOLUTELY have one. Making sure that all the details of your co-parenting arrangement with your ex are all laid out and legal is so very important. Having a parenting agreement helps keep all the rules and guidelines of how you will raise your child will actually help to keep things civil with your ex. Well, hopefully. There are so many different things to consider when creating a parenting agreement and today I will cover several of those things. Some of them PROBABLY aren't what you think...

42 MIN2019 APR 29
Comments
Parenting Agreements - Do You Need One?

Are You Undervaluing Yourself?

Too often we as single moms will undervalue ourselves. We may not do it on purpose, or even realize we are doing it but it happens more often than not. I recently came to this conclusion after having someone try to use the fact that I am a single mom as some form of insult. This of course does not work on me - because I am happily single. But it does make me realize that there are people who think that all of us single moms are just miserable and looking for a man. Which is often times not true. However, I do know that there are many of us single moms out there who are lonely and who do want to find someone to love and love us in return. Unfortunately, sometimes we end up lowering our standards and undervaluing ourselves just to find someone to fill that void. And that is something we should NEVER do! This episode goes deeper into why you should NEVER undervalue yourself.

35 MIN2019 APR 20
Comments
Are You Undervaluing Yourself?

Be More Than Mom - Finding Self-Contentment

Self-contentment... remember what that feels like? Do you remember who you were before you had kids? Do you remember what you loved to do and the things that brought you joy? As a single mom I know that for many years I felt like there was nothing more to me than just being Mom. It was a feeling that is hard to nail down sometimes. The best way I can describe it is a sort of hollow feeling inside. Like there is a part of you that just isn't there anymore. All those things that I used to do, that brought me happiness, I simply stopped doing after my kids were born. Because I was a single mom with little to no help it just seemed impossible. There was no way I would have the time or energy to work on self-contentment. I had kids to feed, boo-boo's to patch up, clothes to wash, events to drive to, homework to help with, doctor's appointments... There was no TIME for anything more, and even if there was time - I was too damn tired to try and do it. 'I'll do that later. When the kids are...

29 MIN2019 JAN 23
Comments
Be More Than Mom - Finding Self-Contentment

Suddenly Single Mom - Learning to be the Primary Caregiver

For many couples with children it has been typical that the woman would be the primary care giver. Often times staying at home to care for the kids while her husband worked. However, over the years this dynamic has changed a bit. A 2013 Pew study revealed that 40% of women were the main breadwinners in their homes. It is likely that number has risen over the years. So what happens when a mother, who has always been the primary breadwinner, becomes a single mom? When you haven't been the primary care giver for your child it can be quite a change. In this weeks podcast interview I talk with Rachel who has recently become a single mom. After separating from her husband, she found herself struggling with being the primary caregiver. Rachel had always been the breadwinner for her family while her husband took care of their baby. When they separated Rachel had to learn how to be both breadwinner AND caregiver. Not many of us can understand what it's like to find ourselves in tears at the ...

66 MIN2019 JAN 14
Comments
Suddenly Single Mom - Learning to be the Primary Caregiver

Stereotypes & Why Tucker Carlson Can Kiss My Behind

If you know me, or have listened to some of my podcasts, you know that one of the things I dislike more than most anything is stereotypes. I do not like it when people put other people into a certain box, or judge them based on preconceived notions. Assuming they know a person's situation before actually getting to know them. This happens all to often to single mothers. I know that personally I have been stereotyped in the following ways: - a slut - a whore - a welfare queen or scammer - just lookin' for a daddy for her kids - mooching off the system - your kids must be in jail - you were probably a drug addict And there have likely been more over the years. So it stands to reason that I would absolutely despise when people just put stereotypes of single moms out there in the world. Especially people with large platforms. People like Tucker Carlson. Recently on his show Tucker did a piece on 'Men in Decline'. In this piece he talked about how women were less likely to marry men who ...

30 MIN2019 JAN 7
Comments
Stereotypes & Why Tucker Carlson Can Kiss My Behind

Setting Yourself Up For Success in the New Year

It is almost the end of 2018 and I don't know about you but I am ready to kick last year to the curb! Last year seemed to be the most BLAH year I have experienced thus far. Now, it may be due to the political BS that has been going on ALL YEAR LONG. It could be my struggles with depression. It could be any number of things. Whatever the cause, I know that I am ready to close it out and bring in a bright new shiny year. I don't know about you, but I personally have routines and rituals that I go through every New Year's Eve. Not the party till I pass out kind of rituals but the kind that help me prepare myself for success in the coming year. Now some of these may be a little too woo-woo for you, and that's ok. BUT I highly recommend that you also close out your year in a way that helps you make 2019 an amazing year! This episode covers my list of rituals and routines for closing out the year...

33 MIN2019 JAN 1
Comments
Setting Yourself Up For Success in the New Year

Don't Try to Live Up to a Perfect Christmas Ideal

It's CHRISTMAS TIME!!!!! I don't know about you, but this is my favorite time of year! However, this is also the time of year where I tend to drive myself a little bit crazy and drive myself into the ground. I also used to deal with an overabundance of guilt because of my need to compare myself to other moms or families. In this episode I talk about why you shouldn't try to live up to the idea of a 'perfect' Christmas.

30 MIN2018 DEC 18
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Don't Try to Live Up to a Perfect Christmas Ideal
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