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Very special celebration of my 100th episode! Just an overview of what I have to offer, plus a special announcement and contest!

 

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Are you a people pleaser? I’m here to tell you that you can’t please everyone! I know all too well the struggle that you are going through, which is why this episode is dedicated to helping you! I’ll tell you what it means to be a people pleaser, why it is, and how it relates to your blended family. Also my ten tips to help you overcome it, which are below

 

  1. Set your boundaries
  2. Learn how to say no
  3. Don’t apologize
  4. Learn how to place value on yourself
  5. Become peaceful with the idea that not everyone will like you
  6. Let go of the guilt
  7. Pull back from those who take advantage of you
  8. Ask for what you want
  9. Do something for yourself
  10. Figure out the source of your people pleasing

 

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A great conversation with Carrie Ellis-Berg, who has been an elementary school teacher for ten years. Together as a blended family, she and her husband have four children. After realizing the need for children’s books on blending, she felt called to share fun and exciting stories that would help parents and children learn, grow, and adapt in their new family structure. She hopes that her stories will foster and strengthen relationships within the home.

 

We talk about

  • Her personal story
  • What prompted her to do this work
  • What the books are about
  • Her own positive and negative experiences in her own blended family

 

And much more!

 

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In life, there are givers and takers. When we deal with takers, we often feel like they drain our energy. We feel frustrated with their lack of concern for our own needs and wants. Sometimes takers naturally gravitate towards us because we are givers. What should you do if you are dealing with a taker in your life, or in your blended family?

 

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Setbacks are a part of life, but when they affect our blended family, they can feel insurmountable. This week, I have 5 tips to help you overcome setbacks with ease.

 

  1. Accept and acknowledge the issue
  2. Dont place blame
  3. Find your strength
  4. Give it time
  5. Find what you can learn from the experience

 

Also enjoy some motivational quotes on overcoming setbacks!

 

It doesn’t get easier you just get stronger

 

I don’t pay attention to the world ending. It has ended many times and began again in the morning

 

One small crack does not mean you’re broken, it means you were put to the test and you did not fall apart

 

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light

 

Go as long as you can, and then take another step.

 

Affirmation: Setbacks Motivate Me

 

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