The Moms Moving On Divorce & Co-Paren...

Letting go and moving on after divorce? That takes guts, strength, and a whole lot of support. Author of the book Moms Moving On and Certified Divorce & Co-Parenting Specialist Michelle Dempsey-Multack, MS, and her guests are bringing you all three. Your divorce support village is waiting for you! Follow Michelle on Instagram @themichelledempsey

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Two Exes, One Very Happy Divorce: Meet Ben Held...
<p>Imagine living a few doors down from your happily married ex. Having Sunday dinners with them and their new blended family. Taking a 2-week trip to Africa together. Writing a whole divorce and co-parenting book together.</p> <p>That's the magic of this co-parenting duo, Ben Heldfond &amp; Nikki DeBartolo. &nbsp;After a few years of post-divorce drama, they decided life would be much better for their child if they could only manage to get along. So that's exactly what they did.</p> <p>Over a decade later, they're both remarried, live on the same block, and have co-founded the "O<a href="https://ourhappydivorce.com/">ur Happy Divorce</a>" brand which includes the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Our-Happy-Divorce-Marriage-Together/dp/1631779974">book </a>on how they turned this divorce happy. It's a success story I truly know you'll love and appreciate!</p> <p><br></p>
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Is Divorce Messing Up My Kids? How to Keep Your...
<p>Is divorce messing up my kids? Can the trauma of divorce on our children be avoided?</p> <p>This may be the top question in all of our minds as we begin our divorce journeys. We want to shield them, protect them, and find a way to make it through so that they remain unscathed, and, if we're being honest with ourselves, that's the goal of all parents - divorced AND married.</p> <p>This is why I invited Professor and Author of "<a href="https://www.amazon.ca/Conscious-Parenting-Your-Toddler-Strategies/dp/1647396670">Conscious Parenting of Your Toddler</a>," Mihaela Plugarasu on for a candid chat about "messing up our kids." &nbsp;Having lived through a tumultuous divorce herself, and working through the effects of it on her own child, there is no better resource for this topic!</p> <p>Mihaela Plugarasu, M.S., is an educator with more than 15 years of leadership, self- development and teaching experience. She is a mom, a co-parent and a college professor in Miami, Florida, who lectures in the United States, Europe and Latin America. She became very intentional about conscious parenting ever since her son was born and her life changed profoundly as a result of looking within. Mihaela is the first certified parent educator for parenting –by- connection in Florida, by Hand in Hand Parenting. In this role, she facilitates parent support groups, workshops, classes and individual work with families. Mihaela uses her ABC of conscious parenting to help parents get started on this journey: self-Awareness, Be-ing Present and Connection. She teaches parents to use listening tools and self – inquiry to connect with themselves and their children, especially when parenting feels hard. Mihaela is the founder of www.parentingmadeconscious.com, a community of conscious parents who come together for the purpose of learning, personal evolution and creating a connection-based relationship with their children.</p> <p>Learn more about<a href="http://mihaelaplugarasu.com/about/"> Mihaela</a>, here!</p> <p><br></p>
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The Most Inspiring Single Mom Success Story You...
<p>What happens when a bad marriage is failing and holding you back from your hopes, dreams, and reaching your full potential? You start to drown. But drowning wasn't an option for Christine Michel Carter, who chose to swim - <em><strong>fast and hard.</strong></em></p> <p>Christine Michel Carter is the epitome of the single mom success story. With two young children in tow, Christine left an unhealthy marriage and stopped at nothing to be the strong, successful, working mom that her children deserved. She's now a 2x author, has been featured in just about every major publication on the internet, runs a successful consulting business - and so much more.</p> <p>Hear how she did it - and her invaluable advice for single moms - in this episode of Moms Moving On with Michelle Dempsey-Multack.</p> <p><a href="https://christinemichelcarter.com/press/">Featured in <em>The New York Times</em> and <em>The Washington Post</em></a>, Christine Michel Carter is the <a href="https://christinemichelcarter.com/speaking/"><strong>#1 global voice for working moms</strong></a>. She has been called a <strong>“working mom who’s changing the world,” “the mom of mom influencers,” </strong>a <strong>“branding mastermind,” “one of the funniest parents on social media,“ “the exec inspiring millennial moms,” </strong>and<strong> “the voice of millennial moms” </strong>for her above-average social media engagement rates.</p> <p>Christine is also the associate editor for <em>ModernMom</em> and contributes to <em>ForbesWomen</em> as a senior contributor. She has written over 100 articles with 500K+ views for several publications, including <em>TIME</em> and <em>Parents</em>. Christine clarifies misconceptions about working mom consumers for brands and serves as an amplifier of their personal truths. From <a href="https://christinemichelcarter.com/consulting/">delivering consumer insights and brand marketing content</a> to helping HR and diversity teams attract and retain these hardworking professionals, <a href="https://christinemichelcarter.com/what-people-are-saying/">Christine works with advertising agencies, research firms and companies</a> to ensure they’re at the forefront of the minds of female consumers.</p> <p>Visit her website<a href="https://christinemichelcarter.com/about/"> here</a> to read her articles, buy her books, check out her merch, and be totally inspired.</p>
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Getting Over a Gut-Wrenching Heartbreak? Instag...
<p>After a heartbreak that shook him to his core, Keishorne Scott did what all of the most emotionally evolved people in this world do best - he turned his pain into purpose, becoming the "Heartbreak Coach," as he's known on social media. Keishorne coaches clients through some of the toughest times of their lives - emotionally traumatic break-ups - and helps them learn the power in healing, shedding, and moving on - for good.&nbsp;</p> <p>Keishorne got candid with us and gave us some serious insight into what it means to leave a bad relationship for good, and what's waiting for you on the other side when you do. My favorite piece of advice from the episode? It has a little something to do with crying - but I won't spoil the surprise.</p> <p>Keishorn is also known for his amazingly powerful break-up quotes:&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>“My heart breaks for anyone who lays in bed at night and wonders why they weren’t good enough for the one person they would give the world to. But here’s the truth, it’s better to break your own heart by walking away than sticking around where love doesn’t exist. Be strong!”</strong></em></p> <p>Keishorne Scott is a Brooklyn native; an award winning community activist, bestselling author, speaker, breakup &amp; heartbreak coach, TV Personality, and founder of Your Love Experience Intl.</p> <p>Mr. Scott has been seen on Forbes, Good Morning America, ABC News, ABC World News Now, MSN.com, Yahoo! tv, Newsday, News 12, Marriage.com, Canarsie Courier, Rolling Out Magazine, and many high profile media outlets.</p> <p>You can learn more about this incredible human and all he has to offer, <a href="https://www.keishornescott.com/">here</a>, and be sure to follow his wildly inspirational Instagram account, <a href="https://www.keishornescott.com/">here.</a></p>
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Helping Co-Parents Communicate Better; One Text...
<p><em><strong>Co-parenting and communicating? Even oil and water could mix better than that.</strong></em></p> <p>The truth is, it's hard to find your groove as co-parents, especially when finding your groove as married parents didn't really work out for you. After personal experience through his own divorce, Michael Daniels realized very quickly that there needed to be a way to improve communication strategies between him and his ex - and then he did the same for the rest of us! This was where the idea for the Fayr app was born, and lucky for the rest of us, it's become the talk of the co-parenting community, especially after Gwyneth Paltrow endorsed the app and became a head advisor for the company.</p> <p>Fayr will help you communicate constructively, eliminate burdensome legal fees and documentation, and free up your time and resources for what matters most: your children. &nbsp;And the best part? It's useful even if your ex doesn't agree to use it.</p> <p>Now a little bit about our amazing guest:</p> <p>As a separated father of two young children, Michael found himself overwhelmed by the legal, financial and emotional costs of divorce on his family. After 20 years in the homebuilding industry, Michael hung up his hard hat to create a tool that would not just improve his family’s life, but would also help the other 55 million divorced co-parents in the US.&nbsp;Despite his success on the Apple tv show "Planet of the Apps" and partnering with Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael's guiding light remains the same: working everyday to be his best self for his kids.</p> <p>Learn more about Michael,<a href="https://www.fayr.com/about"> here</a>.</p> <p>Want to download the app for yourself and start making your co-parenting life a heck of a lot easier? <a href="https://befayr.com/">Click here</a> and use code MICHELLE to save 20% off!</p>
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Real Housewives of NYC's Leah McSweeney Shares ...
You know her from Bravo's Real Housewives of NYC latest season. You know that she's outspoken, strong, and beautiful. You know that she loves to have a great time. But what you don't know, is that like so many of us, she is a devoted single mother who is steadfastly committed to positive co-parenting.  Was it always so positive for her? Of course not, it takes all of us years to get to that positive co-parenting point - even for women as strong as Leah. If you saw Leah's interactions with her daughter's father, Rob, in one of the latest episodes of Real Housewives of NYC, you'd never think that their relationship ever involved resentment, fighting, and sadness. Right now, their relationship is gold, and for lack of a better term, they are GOALS. Hear all of Leah's secrets to maintaining a healthy co-parenting relationships with her daughter's father, and also enjoy her juicy little tidbits about their past (you'll laugh your ass off), in this episode of Moms Moving On. Leah McSweeney is a streetwear pioneer, female entrepreneur, cultural provocateur, influencer, and mother living in New York City. Leah became notorious in New York City for launching Married to the Mob in 2004, one of the first streetwear brands for women, by women. For Leah, MOB was a direct response to the male domination of the streetwear scene at that time, and she set out to prove that women could not only establish themselves as innovators, designers and influencers in the arena, but as consumers as well. She successfully brokered exclusive partnerships for MOB with some of the world’s most desirable brands, like MCM, Kangol, Barbie, colette Paris, Reebok, Burton, and Nike to make MOB a cult classic brand. When she is not building fashion empires, Leah brings her strong female voice and viewpoint to debates about pop culture, feminism, and sex as an advice columnist for Penthouse magazine and the co-host of the popular podcast, Improper Etiquette, as well as a contributor to Hypebae, Office Magazine, and Mass Appeal. As Leah continues to advocate for female empowerment, street culture and creative entrepreneurship, she also leans into lifestyle topics like health, fitness and breaking the stigma around mental health. Leah is currently raising her 12-year-old daughter in New York City. Learn more about Leah, here.
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How Do You Know When You're Ready to Move On fr...
<p>How do you know when you're ready to move on from your relationship? What does that look like, feel like, sound like? Well, it may come at a different point for everyone, but one thing stands the same our guest Tanya Zuckerbrot shares; "<em>When you know, you know</em>."</p> <p>In this episode of Moms Moving On, Tanya talks about having the courage to leave her marriage, how she did it, and all of the amazing things that have transpired since making that brave move. &nbsp;"<em>Work on your marriage first, before you leave. Give it everything</em>," Tanya shares. "<em>But if you've exhausted every option and it cannot be fixed, then that is a time to explore leaving</em>."</p> <p>There are so many stellar and thoughtful pieces of advice in this episode. You'll gain clarity, feel inspired, and your heart will have more hope than you ever realized possible.</p> <p>A global leader in the health and wellness space, Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD, is an internationally-known dietitian and the creator of the <a href="https://www.ffactor.com/our-founder/">F-Factor™ Diet</a>.</p> <p><br></p> <p>GET IN TOUCH WITH TANYA:</p> <p>Media Requests / media@ffactor.com</p> <p>Lectures / info@ffactor.com</p> <p>Business &amp; Consulting / info@ffactor.com</p> <p>New Clients &amp; Appointments / appointments@ffactor.com</p> <p>Instagram / <a href="https://www.instagram.com/tanyazuckerbrot/">@tanyazuckerbrot</a></p> <p>Facebook / <a href="https://www.facebook.com/FFactorDiet/">@FFactordiet</a></p> <p>Twitter /<a href="https://twitter.com/F_Factor?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor"> @F_Factor</a></p> <p><br></p>
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Finding Love Again After Divorce: Is It Going t...
<p>Naturally, because we're humans and crave affection, we're going to wonder how and when we'll find love again after divorce. I wondered it, and I hear from women on a daily basis who are worried they won't be able to let go and find love again.</p> <p>Of course you can find love again after divorce, but there's a process to it, and Relationship Expert <a href="https://sofiarobirosa.com/">Sofia Robirosa</a> joined us on this episode to break it all down for us.</p> <p>Sofia has worked with couples and individuals for over a decade now. As a Licensed Marriage &amp; Family Therapist, she has helped endless people rekindle their relationships and also find confidence to find love again on their own.</p> <p>"When it comes to working with my clients, my ultimate goal is not to create an ongoing dependency but to empower them to sustain the gains they make autonomously. I give singles and couples the tangible tools they need so that they can leave my office with confidence that they can achieve their dreams on their own." - Sofia Robirosa, LMFT</p> <p>Follow Sofia on <a href="https://www.instagram.com/sofiamrobirosa/">Instagram </a>to connect further.</p>
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How NOT to Feel Sh*tty About Yourself After Div...
<p>Regardless of whether you wanted the divorce or if it was sprung on you at the last minute, it's common to wake up in the aftermath of your broken marriage feeling, well, sh*tty. It's normal, but it doesn't have to last forever.&nbsp;</p> <p>You do NOT have to feel like a failure, you CAN lose the guilt, and you WILL move on happily and with love in your heart - it just takes a little work.</p> <p>Here to help us with this work is Self Worth &amp; Confidence Coach Danielle Stoltz. She is empowering, real, and gives GREAT advice when it comes to finding value in yourself after a divorce.</p> <p>You can learn more about Danielle,<a href="https://www.danielle-stoltz.com/"> here,</a> or follow her on <a href="https://www.instagram.com/danielle.stoltz/">Instagram</a>!</p>
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The Secret to Co-Parenting that Won't Make You ...
<p>Pop Quiz: What's the fastest way to drive yourself insane as a co-parent? Yup, you guessed right - it's trying to control what you can't: Such as, all of the things your child does when they're not with you. Sure, it feels completely unnatural as a mom to have no say over what goes on with the child you grew in your body when they're not with you, but, hate to break it to you, that's co-parenting. As long as your kids are safe and out of harm's way, then you need to back off before you make yourself nuts.</p> <p>In this incredibly informative episode of Moms Moving On, we have Clinical Psychologist <a href="https://www.drerikav.com/">Dr. Erika Velez of The Mindful Corne</a>r giving us the tools to let go and let live - a co-parent's greatest secret weapon.</p> <p>Dr. Erika Velez received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Child Psychology, where my interest in the parent-child dyad grew. She is located in Miami Lakes, Florida and also host an incredible podcast herself! <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mindful-corner-podcast/id1464566199">The Mindful Corner</a> is a series of candid conversations with everyday individuals from all walks of life, who share real life stories of the human experience. Guests share their accounts of struggles and triumphs through life's challenges while keeping mindfulness and mental health at the core of each conversation.</p>
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Single Parenting in Quarantine (How to Manage t...
<p>Parenting in a 2-parent household is hard enough, but imagine you're doing it all on your own - while locked in your house with no more "village" to rely on. Yup, that's single parenting in quarantine - and it has been growing increasingly harder for parents all over the world as we continue spending an unusual amount of time in our homes.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you're worried you're messing up your kids, not giving them enough of your time, and using the iPad as your co-parent, not to worry. In this episode I interviewed Evelyn Mendal, LMHC - an early childhood expert with an impressive amount of experience. Evelyn's insight can make even the most stressed out parent take a step back and give themselves a little grace, because you deserve nothing more than a break.&nbsp;</p> <p>Evelyn is the founder of <a href="https://www.hatchandbloom.co/">Hatch &amp; Bloom</a>, the company she founded to be able to help parents through their children's earliest stages of life. She offers 1:1 sessions, group sessions, and workshops/webinars that will make you feel like you aren't totally messing up this whole parenting thing.&nbsp;</p>
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How to Be Happy Again After Divorce - And Helpf...
<p>In Episode 9 of Moms Moving On Podcast, we talk to "<a href="https://www.amazon.com/Ten-Steps-Finding-Happy-Satisfaction/dp/0996430660">Ten Steps to Finding Happy</a>" author Lindsay S. Weisner , Psy.D, about our feelings post-divorce. "It's okay to not feel good, and feel like garbage," Lindsay says, because that's reality and you have to honor your feelings. But how do we feel happy again? &nbsp;</p> <p>The first step, according to this podcast, is to choose to find happy, and we couldn't agree more. Listen now for the rest of the steps and a truly insightful conversation on the idea of happiness.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Dr. Lindsay Weisner is a psychologist, the host of the Neurotic Nourishment Podcast, and a blogger for Psychology Today. Dr. Weisner graduated from Georgetown University in 1999 and was awarded a fellowship in Child and Family Development with the NIH after graduation. She received her doctorate in 2005 and went on to pursue her post-doctorate education at the American Institute of Psychoanalysis. Dr. Weisner lives in New York with her husband, two children, and two cats who are obsessed with sitting on the computer every moment that inspiration occurs.</em></p> <p><br></p>
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Body Image, Self-Confidence, and Learning to Lo...
<p>You've been with the same partner for years. Your fittest days peaked way before you birthed a few kids. Now you're breaking up, getting divorced, or adjusting to being single again with less than stellar confidence levels. &nbsp;AND worse, you're faced with the gut-wrenching thought of having to be naked in front of someone new after ALL THIS TIME. Ugh!</p> <p>I get it. For me, this podcast interview with Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Catie Lynch, is personal. Having struggled with my own body issues and eating disorder for years, nothing sparked these bad behaviors up again quite like getting divorced. I placed way too much emphasis on the physical parts of me, convincing myself that I had to be as skinny as possible again in order to find a new relationship.&nbsp;</p> <p>This was not smart, yet so many of us revert to this thought process in times of stress. The incredible Catie Lynch, who works with countless women on their struggles with body image and eating disorders, helps us all see past the physical, and focus on what really matters - the unique beauty of what makes you, you.</p> <p>Connect with <a href="https://www.catielynchlcsw.com/">Catie</a>, here, and learn more about how you can work with her.</p> <p>Enjoy this episode!</p>
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The Benefits of Mediation in the Divorce Process
<p>Think mediation isn't for you? Think again. Aside from helping you save money, mediation has more benefits than you may realize.</p> <p>This week's guest, mediator Dori Schwirtz breaks down the all of the benefits of mediation for us in a way that makes this process seems like a no-brainer. As a non-practicing Attorney, Dori is the ultimate referee between divorcing partners, as she helps them achieve peace throughout a really tumultuous time. Statistics show that when two parties have the right to make their own agreement, they are more likely to see the agreement through to the end, unlike in a case where the judge decides for them.</p> <p>Dori has been featured in Forbes, US News, Chicago Tribune, the Daily News, and more. You can connect with her here for more information about the mediation process, and don't forget to check out her great Instagram account, @divorceharmony. Enjoy!</p>
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The Top 5 Ways to Transition Into Your New Co-P...
<p>In this episode of Moms Moving On, we chatted with Rosalie, the brains and experience behind Instagram's @thecoparentingcollective. With 20 years of co-parenting experience under her belt, there was no better person to chat with when laying out the best ways to transition into a new co-parenting lifestyle for you, your children AND your ex.</p> <p>To learn more about Rosalie and the wealth of knowledge she has to offer co-parenting families, click <a href="https://linktr.ee/thecoparentingcollective">here.</a>&nbsp;</p>
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Understanding the Single Dad Perspective with D...
<p>We hear from moms all the time about their perspective on co-parenting and divorce, but this time we're hearing it from Damon Darienzo, who has been a single father to a 9-year-old daughter for seven years now.&nbsp;</p> <p>"I am a man of strong family values who lives honest, carefree and in the present," Damon shares with us on his popular blog, <a href="www.singledadmagic.com">Single Dad Magic</a>. A business professional who has spanned a career in the government, business and military, Damon has worked for one of the world’s premier relationship management and conflict resolution firms and is trained to help others gain value in their relationships. He have a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Rochester and a Masters in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin. &nbsp;All amazing experience to lead him on his way throughout co-parenting, as it is his love for being a dad that is a true guide in all that he does.</p> <p>Check out his<a href="www.instagram.com/singledadmagic"> instagram page</a> where he shares daily insight and advice into the life of a co-parent!&nbsp;</p>
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Creating Confidence After Divorce with Heather ...
She was divorced when her son was an infant. She lost an entire career that she devoted a decade to.
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From Single Mom at 22 to Happily Ever After: Me...
<p>You may know her as @mimosaswithmoms on Facebook on Instagram, but did you know that Abbey Williams was also a single mom at just 22-years-old while she was still going through school? One Master's Degree, an amazing husband, and (almost) 4 kids later, Abbey just might know the secrets to a productive co-parenting relationship AND the secrets to moving on.</p><p>Abbey Williams, MSW, LSW is a child behavioral health therapist, founder of Mimosas with Moms, host of the Mimosas with Moms Podcast, content creator, speaker, and mom of four. She has been featured by Parents, PopSugar, SheKnows, and Romper. Abbey's platform is designed to connect, support, and empower moms in all stages of their motherhood journey through shared experiences and normalizing the highs and lows of motherhood. Abbey has experience as a young mom, single mom, coparenting mom, blended family mom, and much more which gives her the ability to connect with many. Abbey and her husband navigate this crazy blended family life with four young children in Cincinnati, Ohio.</p>
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