Relationships

Two single mothers navigate the world and all its challenges from parenting, dating and current events; these two talk about it all.

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September 24, 2021

The Woes of Midlife Dating

Adrienne and Nicole discuss the woes of dating when you're middle-aged and settled.  The ladies discuss how dating is going for them and what it would be like in a perfect world.

 

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August 26, 2021

A Loved One Died: Now What?

Adrienne and Nicole discuss childhood grief.  Adrienne delves into her role as a mother as both of her children experiences losing a loved one while still in grade school. The ladies offer insight into dealing with childhood grief and moving forward as a support system for our children and ourselves.

 

Reference material:

https://www.kidshealth.org.nz/bereavement-reactions-children-young-people-age-group

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This week, Nicole and Adrienne talk to the ever radiant Rebecca Kay. We hear her story and why she. became a certified coach to help women ditch the toxicity in their lives. 

 

Bio:

Rebecca Kay is a certified women's empowerment coach who believes everyone can learn the tools to feel and integrate the complicated emotions that come after a string of toxic relationships and create authentic lives they love full of courage, compassion, and curiosity. 

Find her:

@wild.radiant.love (IG)

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This episode, Nicole shares her letter to her father who died the same year she married her daughter's father.  The letter is a response to a HerStory writing prompt.  She chose to share this letter with our listeners to express how writing can promote self-healing and become a part of a self-care routine.

Many of us have troubled relationships with our parents, but. we can never find. the words to express this to them.  Journaling can offer us a place to express those feelings.

 

 

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This week we welcome Jordyn Foley.  Jordyn manager just happens to be her single mother who Jordyn calls her biggest fan.  Listen in as we hear Jordyn discuss her career, her momager and the effects of cyberbullying after appearing on the X-Factor.

 

Bio:

Jordyn has performed extensively throughout the Bay Area and Southern California. At age 12, Jordyn competed on the television show the "X-Factor", and holds the title of the youngest contestant in the show's history. Performing in various plays and musical theatre productions since the age of 7, Jordyn has worked with many Bay Area theatre companies and has taken guitar and performance lessons from the Lead Singer of Boston, David Victor. Favorite roles include- Cinderella “Into the Woods”, Belle “Beauty and the Beast”, Dorothy Gale “Christmas in Oz”, Ariel & Rapunzel “Wish Upon a Star”, Helen Keller "The Miracle Worker" and Annie “Annie”. Jordyn started having a love for classic rock at a ver young age. Her mother, Deena, put her through her own version of the school of rock, and ever since then, it quickly became Jordyn’s favorite genre. By professionals in the industry, Jordyn has been compared to being a mix of Ann Wilson and Stevie Nicks, which to Jordyn, in one of the biggest compliments she has ever gotten. In addition to music, Jordyn has also worked in TV/Film and on various cast albums and recording projects, the most recent being Avery Scanlon’s Jazz album (Aurora), where Jordyn is the lead vocalist on several songs such as "Waiting Game" "Can't keep you off my mind" and "Mariana's Web". When she is not performing, Jordyn enjoys teaching voice and drama to underserved youth through the Aspire program. In addition to working with "The Cinderella Company, " Jordyn is also an active member of the volunteer performance troupe in the Peter Pan Foundation. Through PPF Jordyn works with groups such as the Make A Wish Foundation, where she helps grant wishes as several Disney face characters, and Children's Hospital Oakland, where she has the honor of bringing some Disney magic to the amazing little warriors who are patients there. Currently, Jordyn is in college working towards her BFA in Vocal Arts at California Institute of the Arts. Jordyn is an optimistic, joyful ball of energy and aspires to be a working recording artist and actress.

 

IG: @jordynsingz

TikTok: @jordynfoley

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In this episode, Nicole interviews Dr. Evelyn Tolliver about her first book The Parents Guide to Money: Money Lessons Our Parents Never Taught Us. This book is perfect for the parent looking to give their child a foundation about money, savings, and earning money!

Click to purchase the book!

Bio:

Dr. Evelyn Tolliver previously worked in the banking industry, first in the credit division and then in personal finance, which is where she learned the principles of money, credit, and investing.  While she did not grow up with this knowledge, she learned fast and applied the same principles she shared with her clients to her personal finances.  This new information was used to increase her credit score and help her make wise financial decisions.

Dr. Tolliver later made a career change.  She became a teacher.  She continues to be an educator in a large public school system.

Her expertise in financial education is a culmination of her experience in the finance industry combined with her strong passion for teaching.

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May 13, 2021

Princess Problems

Are princess stories harmful to our daughters? Is there anything to be learned by watching a Disney princess? Can princess stories cause histrionic disorder? Why do some professionals believe these movies are detrimental to our girls, but not our boys?   What should our children watch instead?

Adrienne and Nicole discuss their views on princesses and their perceived roles as parents who allow their children to indulge in princess movies and fantasy.  

 

References:

https://dfwchild.com/what-princes-and-princesses-are-teaching-our-kids/

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/05/24/726129132/how-disney-princesses-influence-girls-around-the-world

 

Histrionic personality disorder (HPD) is defined by the American Psychiatric Association as a personality disorder characterized by a pattern of excessive attention-seeking behaviors, usually beginning in early childhood, including inappropriate seduction and an excessive desire for approval.

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April 8, 2021

To Catch A Catfish

Have you been catfished? If you haven't, you're one of the fortunate ones unscathed by this "dating" trend. This week Nicole and Adrienne share their experiences with catfish and offer simple solutions to protect yourself from being the catfish's victim. 

Ways Catfish reveal themselves:

Using other people's pictures

Manner of speaking

Too close too soon

Having no way to take a picture or video chat

References: https://www.eharmony.com.au/dating-advice/trust-and-safety/10-ways-to-catch-out-a-catfish

 

Music by Fada Turg "U Nar Da Wan"

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Recently, gospel megastar Kirk Franklin's private conversation with his estranged son went very public.  The story wasn't leaked by a traditional "news" source. In fact, his estranged son posted audio of the conversation to Instagram.

 

In this episode, Adrienne and Nicole talk about how this moment in parenting relates to their own experiences, ponder a child's motivation to make a story like this public, and how to change these episodes in our own life. Because when it really boils down to it, this is about the relationship between parent and child and how cancel culture affected one family.

 

Music: Fada Turg "U Nar Di Wan"

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This episode is a CELEBRATION of single motherhood.  Our awesome listener, Amber, inspired this episode.  We are truly grateful to all that participated in our contest. 

In this episode, we discuss Amber's letter to us about her mother.  We welcome Krystina and Isisah for their first and hopefully not the last appearance on our podcast.  

We want single mothers everywhere to shake the manufactured stigma of single motherhood and just rock it! You are smart, powerful, and fabulous!

 

Music: U Nar Di Wan by Fada Turg. Available on YouTube

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