The Nacho Kids Podcast

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United StatesUnited States2020-01-285YelibabyAmazingThis podcast has been a heaven sent. It’s funny,relatable, and some much needed therapy. For anyone dealing with the stepfamily struggles, do yourself a favor and listen! Just one podcast and I promise you’ll be hooked! Lori and David, thank you guys for this!
United StatesUnited States2020-01-145RachLT55Great!Great!
United StatesUnited States2020-01-145ElizabethBakerWeight liftedI am new to the “stepmom” roll and felt really lost and anxious. I found nacho kids and it has been such a blessing. I’m only 10 podcasts in and listen to about one a day and it has helped me so much. Thank you!
United StatesUnited States2020-01-115heathernicolelynnJust startedSo far we are loving nacho kids. We just started the academy and we are learning so many tools to help blend our family! I love the podcasts!
United StatesUnited States2020-01-095spiderfactsSo Much FunI’ve had a surprisingly hard time finding good step parent resources which is crazy considering how many families are now “blended.” I really like this podcast and have found so much relief in knowing that a lot of the stress and anxiety I felt about my situation was the result of expectations I WAS CREATING when my input was neither requested nor required. I love The dynamic and feel less alone when I listen.
United StatesUnited States2020-01-045mbound1986Great resource!I first found Lori & David on another podcast. Their philosophy and candid honesty and humor were refreshing and lifesaving!! I love hearing their perspective and all the interesting people they bring on. Listen up blended families.
United StatesUnited States2020-01-035Becki RojasThank youThank y’all so much for sharing your story and how you survived this whole blended thing!!!! Since finding nacho kids and implementing parts of the information, I’m seeing so much better clarity in being a step parent/bio parent and handling it all in one house. You saved my sanity! Already sent group, academy, and podcast to all my stepmom/blended family friends.
United StatesUnited States2019-12-315Stonegrl17I love this podcast!I love listening to your podcast. Every time there is a new episode I get excited to hear advice from a different perspective. Being a stepmom is hard and it’s great to hear from others about there struggles. Thank you so much!
United StatesUnited States2019-12-315LouiseEllyLove!!!!OH my guys have changed our lives. We may actually make it!!!!!
United StatesUnited States2019-12-305OahufitgirlThey crack me up!I actually laugh out loud every episode and it is the ONLY podcast I don’t fast forward through the into or the outro (if that’s a word). Okay, I am not married so maybe not technically a step mom but after a year of dating, I met my boyfriends amazing daughter and shorty after moved in. He currently only has visitation and we have been blending for a little over a year. I’m so thankful I found nachoing early on. It has helped me so much personally. I feel better, like someone gets me and all my feelings are normal. I believe it’s the best method for my SD as well. Lori and David have shared some facts that stung but are so spot on and truthful. My biggest struggle is BM but if you are struggling with any part of the blend I recommend investing some time into this podcast because it has the ability to better your quality of life.
United StatesUnited States2019-12-305NachoKristinNewish stepmomFinding this podcast has been a godsend! I have had a tough time navigating this stepmom life and discovering the nacho method has completely changed everything for me! Each podcast is fun to listen to. I look forward to each new episode. I get the insight I need and the entertainment that I love.
United StatesUnited States2019-12-275kassiemeyersBest thing that’s happened to my marriageI started implementing the NachoKids Method of step parenting when the resentment was building on all fronts. The nachokids method has helped in more ways than one and I couldn’t be more appreciative to David and Lori for not only creating the NachoKids Method but also for always being there to help in anyway they can!
United StatesUnited States2019-12-265LisaC0924Life changing!I highly recommend
United StatesUnited States2019-12-195Umbreon_Master10Best step parenting advice ever!!When I found the Nacho Kids podcast, I was at my wits end with my step daughter. I have step parented her for 8 of her 18 years of life and the advice given on THIS podcast in the last month I’ve been listening has moved us exponentially more toward a peaceful and loving relationship than any other step parenting book I’ve read (and there have been MANY) or any other podcast I’ve heard. This program WORKS! This podcast helps you to learn how to make it work and also gives you encouragement through the stories of other step parents who have been and are in the struggle too. I would recommend the Nacho Kids podcast over any other for step parenting help and advice!!
United StatesUnited States2019-12-185SurrendertotheFlowThank you Lori and David!NachoKids is a way of Life! It’s so healthy for the whole family. Lori and David are so kind and fun to talk to! It will transform your step-parenting perspective so your blended family will have a better chance of thriving!
United StatesUnited States2019-12-175SheHikesThe Nacho Kids Podcast REALLY DID Save My SanityI can not say enough good things about this podcast! In fact, when I first discovered it, I must have listened to the first episodes more than a handful of times each! I love how David and Lori share the struggles of step parenting and “blending” families with humor and realistic expectations. I serious thought I was loving my mind until I heard how I was not alone in my struggles and that stepping back would actually save me and my sanity. It’s more than just a slogan for sure!! If you are looking for advice that you can actually use, this podcast is for you!
United StatesUnited States2019-12-175AA0529Life changingSomeone who understands being a stepmom! It will change your family dynamic!
United StatesUnited States2019-10-315marthaalicia1313ThanksThank you for your podcast. I look forward to it every week. I listen to the episodes often. I appreciate the personalities and all the knowledge. It has helped me so much in my blend. I’m going on 10 years. 2 HCBMs and I came with one. We have 24,22,12,9, and we share 4,6. I have struggled so much and I learned to nacho this year. My sanity has improved. The problems are still there and the skids are still the same, however my sanity is good now. I’m just not bothered like I used to be. So once again, Thank you..,
United StatesUnited States2019-10-205kerrimatthewsGreat resource!I am so thankful that I found this resource!! It has made me feel so much better about this journey and knowing that I’m not alone!! It’s awesome to get tips from people who have made it! Looking forward to the next season!
United StatesUnited States2019-10-185Bondie29Great insight and guidance for blended familiesThe Nachokid Podcasts from Lori and David Simms offer a great insight and advice for blended families. Their interviews with actual blended families sharing their experiences as well as challenges tied with their great banter and sense of humor makes a great place to gain advice, real life experiences, and solutions.
United StatesUnited States2019-10-175jessicaleigh47Saved meY’all saved me. Saved my sanity. Saved my anxiety. Saved my relationship. Saved my happiness. I can not thank you enough. Couldn’t have found it at a better time! Almost 2 years into’s rough. But this, this is life changing.
United StatesUnited States2019-10-165SparkyKittyCatOpened My EyesThis podcast has opened my eyes to the huge risk and responsibility in blending two families. I love the interaction between Lori and David. They make me smile even though they scare the crap out of me, lol. I am about to get engaged and blend two families. This is an incredibly profound reality check. Thank you for providing this much needed resource.
United StatesUnited States2019-10-045Mrs.CanteraDefinitely has redeemed my sanity, my marriage & relationship with my step-sonI found this podcast at the perfect time. I was losing my mind caring for my step-son and my marriage was suffering. I’ve been able to begin nachoing and feel a huge weight lifted from me. I can’t wait to join the academy. Thank you!
United StatesUnited States2019-09-275NessonatorLove this channel buuutWould like to hear from stepdads too!
United StatesUnited States2019-09-265Ck562A Stepmom’s BibleAfter 7 years of being a childless stepmom and saying things like: “I love these kids like my own” “I knew what I was getting myself into” “Yes, they’re my kids, too!”, am I glad I started listening to this podcast!! David and Lori are a god send. I’ve realized and learned so much in the past 2 weeks than I’ve ever learned in the past 7 years of being a stepmom. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been a stepmom for 2 months or 15+++ years, trust me — give this podcast a listen. You’ll be glad you did. Thank you, David and Lori, for spreading your wisdom to the blended family world!! I am one thankful stepmom.
United StatesUnited States2019-09-205tarashepherdMust ListenIf you have a blended family these are a must! These will help tremendously!
United StatesUnited States2019-09-195Tori. E.Saved my SanityI'm a pretty avid podcast listener and a tough critic as well. I've been having a really hard time adjusting to the stepmom role, and after 1 year, I decided to start looking online for resources. That's how I came across this podcast. I'm already feeling a sense of relief knowing that I'm not alone in my feelings and that there are some options and techniques out there. I went cold nacho and immediately started feeling better. Planning to join Nacho Kids Academy too!
United StatesUnited States2019-09-055Saucy60Must Listen!If you’re a stepparent, don’t think twice, subscribe! I’ve been a stepmom for 13 years. Wish I would’ve had this from day 1! Always looking to learn and better myself, this podcast has opened my eyes to things I should’ve done long ago to help not only myself but my family dynamic. Kudos!
United StatesUnited States2019-09-045gto6strongPerfectly....uhmmm not perfectI am an overbearing, crazy, psycho mom. My boys biggest compliant is “ geez mom why are you always there”. Crazy right! Well maybe....sure I can respond with “there are millions of kids out there who wished they could say that” buttttt I have a step daughter who does wish that about her mom. Five years ago, I married my best friend ( literally my best friend of 22 years). I was so thrilled to have a daughter, I’m out numbered with boys! I was raised by a wonderful step dad whom is my daddy! Hey I got this, I will be the best step mom ever and she will never feel sad.......five years later and I find myself questioning everything I do, taking everything personally, filled with an enormous amount of anger towards a CHILD...what is that, me the perfect overbearing mom, yup that’s right, turns out I couldn’t be that perfect step parent I was raised by. I haven’t fully Nacho’d I came across this podcast searching for any help, I need help! I love this podcast, it does help me, I cry I laugh and I have ahhhh moments! When I can afford it I will fully Nacho! Because my husband, my boys, and dammit that beautiful girl deserve it from me!
United StatesUnited States2019-08-285Mind KMarriage Saving!!Amazing for ALL step families!! This literally saved my marriage and kept my his, mind and ours blended family together!! Thanks guys!
United StatesUnited States2019-08-235S.KaechStepfamily WarriorsLori and David understand stepfamilies! They speak the truth about the struggles our families face, but do it in a way that leaves you laughing and feeling better. If you want the truth about stepfamilies then you’ll love this podcast!
United StatesUnited States2019-08-205monag87LIFE SAVER!!!!This podcast has saved my sanity! I read books, listened to many other podcast and researched everything I could to help me with my situation. Many books just validated me and convinced me it was ok to be a wicked step mom, which is not what I needed it wanted to hear. Laurie and David are a great duo, they bring humor and great content. This isn’t a a place to seek validation it is a place to help you blend and be happy while doing so! I began Nacho-ing and I have never been happier.
United StatesUnited States2019-08-195Network junkieMarriage Restoration!It seems like everyone finds this podcast when they are ready to throw in the towel, and I was right there too! We’ve only been married a couple of years, but I was desperately seeking an OUT! I am a childless stepmom, and I was so misled into believing that this whole blend is easier without kids! Nuclear families have all of the same issues with kids, it was just hard for me to understand the complexity of the biomoms interference, and the kids’ feeling entitled to ignore simple requests because they could choose to leave. I found it so infuriating to know that I was stuck with no where to go! My husband and I were always yelling at each other regarding all of the kid issues and mamma drama, without any resolution. Not knowing what else to do, I told my husband I was done doing anything for the unappreciative kids and he immediately took offense. When I found supporting articles that disengagement was a REAL thing, he actually told me that I was looking for a “self-fulfilling prophecy.” It had gotten so uncomfortable to be in the same house. In a desperate attempt to find someone that specializes in counseling childless stepmoms, I found David and Lori. After a few days of not talking and many hysterical tears later, I started sending the episodes to him. Within the first few, he had an entirely different perspective. He was starting to understand the common “parental guilt,” and even starting to recognize the familiar signs of manipulation and violation of boundaries. He has been influenced by the erroneous psychobabble of “it’s all for the kids” for so long, that he couldn’t delineate any boundaries for the kids biomom. In just a few short weeks, he has been empowered to be the dad he needs to be regardless of kids running away to their moms, and we finally have our marriage restored to normalcy. We listen to them together now, and we cannot thank you enough! You guys saved our marriage!
United StatesUnited States2019-08-155UltravioletlavenderLet it goNacho teaches you how let go of things that you can't fix or change. Some people do this naurally and some do not. For those who do not, Lori and David give them tool to help them to let go of those things and let the bioparent displine and parent their kids the way they want. Every situation is different, Lori and David understand that. Both of them have a heart to want to help other with the whole blended family thing.
United StatesUnited States2019-08-095Jdavis3783Marriage saver!This NachoKid mentality is literally a sanity saver and marriage saver! Thank you both for putting it all out there for the rest of us!
United StatesUnited States2019-08-055BonusMomSCAmazing content!!I listened to all episodes in a matter of two days!! I must say I felt a sense of relief listening to Lori and David with their guests by sharing their stories! I am not alone and I have come to the point in my blended family journey in which I need help!! This might be just what I need to save my relationship!
United StatesUnited States2019-08-025chasingtranquilityI love Nacho Kids!I originally found Nacho Kids on Facebook. It was exactly what I needed at just the right time. I knew, for my own sanity, that I needed to disengage but I had no idea how and no support in doing so. Lori’s comments and posts were a lifesaver for me! I’m super happy that Lori and David have taken it further so they can help people outside the chaos that Facebook can be. The pod is excellent and I now look forward to it every week. Keep up the great work!
United StatesUnited States2019-08-015Lepraconn07Informative, funny and helpfulI have been a step-mom for 13 years and a full time step mom since 2013. I have been through so many challenges due to living in a blended family and have wanted to give up MANY times. I have found that "fixing me" and focusing on what I can control, letting go of ALL the rest, has been key. David and Lori's Podcasts have been so informative and provide resources and tools needed to navigate the blend. Thank you both!
United StatesUnited States2019-07-265LizaElizondoSanity saving!I can’t thank you guys enough, my husband and I we have been going to therapy for quite some months and I felt we were still stuck on the same problem. I heard one of your podcasts I think 2 months ago but it didn’t click as this last time I heard another one. I am starting to understand a lot more of the core of our problems, we are a blended family he is divorced with 4 kids, I was a single mom with 1 kid. So I totally overstepped and I need help to convince him I need to nacho and step back a lot! I am not BioMom and this is a different type of marriage. I love you guys because with these podcasts I have put to rest my crazy head so much. THANK YOU! I hope to see you soon as part of the academy!
United StatesUnited States2019-07-255LauraLou4Super HelpfulThanks!!! I have learned so much listening to your podcast. Im always excited to hear new episodes!
United StatesUnited States2019-07-255seeginagoGreat!Good work guys!
United StatesUnited States2019-07-245JstepmomLife changing!This podcast is amazing. The concept of Nacho kids was life changing for me . It came at a very critical time when I needed it most! Thanks so much!!
United StatesUnited States2019-07-245LeedeaSeriously, this has helped me SO MUCH.This podcast has helped my sanity immensely. For YEARS I struggled with stigmas about blended families, especially in regards to being the step mom (and the bio mom!!!). I could go on and on and on, but seriously, listen/subscribe you will not be disappointed!!!
United StatesUnited States2019-07-245Emylee UlenNachos and CHEESE PLEASEI haven’t been nachoing long but I can say that it has done wonders! The kid likes me better and my husband realizes what all I do for him and BM. I get more respect from BM as she knows I’m not disciplining the child. AMAZING!
United StatesUnited States2019-07-245Jbg1901!Much Needed!I really appreciate the information being a new single father of two children. My children will more than likely be apart of a blended family. The information Nacho Kids is providing will help me with my children regardless or not if I get re-married. I can’t wait to see what is in tore for single fathers with little girls!
United StatesUnited States2019-07-245kem924A must listenThey tell it like it is for so many step families without sugarcoating the truth. They share what works and their method of “nacho” builds a stronger marriage and a happier family.
United StatesUnited States2019-07-225Abowen09So helpful!I am so thankful for the Nacho Kids Podcast! It is so interesting hearing others’ stories/experiences & being able to apply that to my life as a blended family. Appreciate all you guys do!
United StatesUnited States2019-07-225Julesbug323MightyMichelenaOk y’all, I’ve listened to all 7 podcasts. They were informative, humorous and most of all, real. It is a relief to know I’m not alone in the struggle to blend. I can not state enough that even though I read and researched and prayed, I did NOT know what I was getting into. The techniques are so helpful. I’m ready for they next podcast!
United StatesUnited States2019-07-225ahendri9Five stars isn’t enough!Absolutely love this podcast. I recently moved in with my boyfriend and his two children, ages 12 and 9. I was starting to think I was losing my mind because I was feeling so overwhelmed by the changes of being in a new home, blending, etc. - until I found you! Now I know I am not alone AND also probably not losing my mind. Thank you!
United StatesUnited States2019-07-215LilgirladrianLove this podcast!I had heard about Nacho Kids before, but once I found out they had a Podcast...I was sold! I have tried out several other blended family podcasts but this one is by far THE best! I have been a stepmom now for 5 years. I love the humor, the knowledgeable guests, and the fact that I don’t feel so alone when I listen to the Nachokids podcast! Keep me coming!
United StatesUnited States2019-07-205KMichelle4112Saved my relationshipI owe it all to the Sims! I would recommend everyone use Nacho Kids Academy when coming into a blended family.
United StatesUnited States2019-07-205mumvertizComforting SupportI have been a Stepmom for 9 years. Over the years my approach and feels have weathered the storms. Listening to this Nacho Kids Podcast is giving me reassurance that I am not alone in my feels and approaches. I have gotten new perspectives on how to set boundaries with my family, Stepchild and others who are Not stepparents. I look forward to the weekly podcast with enthusiasm. Thanks
United StatesUnited States2019-07-205BerriezzzzzzzGame Changer!These podcasts are such a relief to listen to. I feel like I’m not alone in the thoughts I have and it gives me a different kind of feedback versus being in the Facebook group. I listen to it when I’m having an extra tough day and I feel a lot better after!
United StatesUnited States2019-07-205Mpe0.6.1Saved our blended familySo thankful for this podcast and the nacho method. It’s given back my peace and sanity. Thank you!
United StatesUnited States2019-07-194DelicateDaisyLet the bio parents be the ones to parent.Nacho kids has helped me tremendously. It’s has shown me that I’m not alone when it comes to the difficulties of trying to blend a family when the step-kids are highly resistant to it. It has helped me to see that stepping back and letting the bio parents parent is really the best way to go.
United StatesUnited States2019-07-195jennyp1001HelpfulThis podcast is extremely helpful to help teach adults to blend successfully. They help expose the guilt parents feel and how to handle outside stressors. Lori and David are an amazing couple who are doing life changing work for other people.
United StatesUnited States2019-07-155Luvlee2688A game changer!This podcast has been so affirming to my feelings and role as a “step girlfriend”. I cannot wait to apply some of the NACHO tips provided. The guest interviews have not only been informative but also entertaining! I love the honesty of the hosts and appreciate their self-awareness. Excellent podcast!
United StatesUnited States2019-07-015KeleveyGreat resourceThis podcast is my current favorite. I love the whole philosophy of letting the parent parent and letting the stepparent help the parent as needed, otherwise serving as a cheerleader to the parent and stepkids. I like reading about the tips, and hearing David and Lori brings it all to life, like a friend is giving you personal advice and insight.
United StatesUnited States2019-06-295LalalaglaglaSo helpful wish I’d found it soonerStep parenting can be so isolating most of the time with most people not really understanding what it’s like to be a step mom. Stumbled upon this podcast and “binge listened” to all the episodes in one sitting. So much of it was incredibly validating. I can’t wait for future episodes!
United StatesUnited States2019-06-285Stepfamily In NCFunny & InformativeIt takes skills to talk about a subject as taboo as family problems, then to make it entertaining and informational too... AMAZING! This two crack me up with their humorous bickering. It's great to hear there is hope when so many stepfamilies don't see a way that can happen. Keep up the great work!
CanadaCanada2020-01-285q_ueen_bSo glad I found this podcastThank you guys so much for what you’re doing! Podcasts are very new to me and I love how encouraging and inspiring you guys are it reminds me of all the reasons I am doing what I’m doing! ~Bailee~
CanadaCanada2020-01-035Nik EDMGreat podcast!Didn’t know there was help for blended families until I discovered nacho kids. Helped me claim my sanity and gave me a semblance of normalcy. Thanks for all that you guys do.
CanadaCanada2019-12-195jenn1900Will save my mind and my relationshipI jumped into so fast and so hard now I am way to overworked and over stressed. But now I feel like I don’t have to do this I am the one causing all this stress on my self. And I can’t wait to speak with my SO work out a plan and be like I’m nachoing and you need to step up more. I listened for days straight and was so addicted!
CanadaCanada2019-08-095RenRoseDEducational and Easy ListenNew to this but now I feel like I’ve got great tools for the work ahead! Thanks guys
CanadaCanada2019-07-125Tracy PoiznerThese guys are the best!I love listening to everything Lori and David have to say on the subject of step-parenting. Do yourself a favour and listen up!
AustraliaAustralia2020-01-035DavjoelThese guys...produce the most reassuring podcast I have come across in a step parenting world that is confusing, painful, magical, confronting, rewarding and so much more. I have felt so lost over the last few years and really feel that this formula has been life changing. Thank you guys, thank you.
AustraliaAustralia2020-01-035jentaitiSavioursI love all of the Nacho Kids podcasts. Lori and David have saved my marriage & my sanity. If u are in a stepfamily situation they are a must to listen to.
AustraliaAustralia2019-09-125sndckeNew to NachoWas a big hesitant at first but as a blended family with 6 kids we’ve certainly had struggles. There has been so many ahhhh moments where it all just makes sense and so relatable. Thank you!
AustraliaAustralia2019-07-195Dqueen27Amazing!!Such an amazingly helpful podcast! Can’t recommend it enough.
United StatesUnited States2020-04-033charzar7890Great conceptGreat concept , but less irrelevant talk during the intro, it’s actually very annoying.
United StatesUnited States2020-05-045RunningfromweatheeThought I was alone!I really was about to give up and think I was the last stepmom on earth who was having a hard time. I think God led me to this podcast! David and Lori are just so refreshingly real and the people they interview are actually relatable to me in my blending journey. Very grateful for this resource!!
United StatesUnited States2020-05-085jack'smom10These podcasts gave me the freedom to not feel horrible about feeling horriblePrior to these Nachokids podcasts, I felt alone and horrible about feeling horrible. I have been married for only several months until I discovered Nachokids. Through Lori and David’s story, vulnerability and guests, I found freedom in the chains that weighed me down from my blended family. The stress from parenting my 2 boys and watch my husband’s parenting, or lack thereof in my mind, to his 3 kids; I felt overwhelmed. But Lori, David, and their guests have shared stories, their hearts, and advice to struggling stepparents that have brought such comfort to me. These podcasts have not only been a great go to, to seek counsel but to laugh and FINALLY relate to someone who knows and understands what I am going through. These podcasts have been encouraging and comical. I have enjoyed laughing along with Lori, David, and their guests about our crazy life and experiences through stepparenting. 💜
United StatesUnited States2020-05-205Amonaco123Finally something I can relate too.I’ve been a step mom for about 10 years and I have 2 step kids, 1 is now 19 and the other is 17. I have 1 daughter who is 23, and I think we both felt like we needed to make a family unit between us all. My daughters dad is not around much and their mom is definitely in their life. This is something I wish I knew about but glad I found now!
United StatesUnited States2020-05-275kitty4flitSuch a great podcast! A lifesaverI’m about to embark on my stepmother journey. As a child free person from an intact family, I feel like I need to be as prepared as possible for this new life. I’m going to join the Academy once it’s closer to the wedding and move-in date. Such good advice and interviews and Dave and Lori crack me up with their bantering.
United StatesUnited States2020-06-025CinnamonbEye-openerThis is an absolute eye-opener for me. I have been taking the hard road for so long with my stepkids and I’m so happy that I think I have found the light at the end of the tunnel with this profoundly insightful podcast that Lori and Doug have created. I just want to thank them for sharing their story and helping others navigate the world of blending a family.
United StatesUnited States2020-06-05212Les12Too LongI like the concept. I’ve read blogs and heard them on other stepmomming podcasts, so I was excited for their podcast. But every episode is almost 2 hours long, and so much of it is just banter and chatting and non substantive. I didn’t have the attention span to get through them.
United StatesUnited States2020-06-295courtcourt86Life saverI have felt so alone for all these years... it feels so good to know I’m not alone. I have cried my self to sleep many nights thinking I was crazy and a bad person. Thank you for giving me light...
United StatesUnited States2020-07-175Sam3032Good stuffI’ve been a stepmom for 6 years. It helps to hear what others are going through and how they handled it, or wished they had handled it 🙂
United StatesUnited States2020-07-242beansgreenspotatotomatoYour topics you guys take too long to actually get to it. MThe last episode I listened to took over 5 minutes to get to the actual topic. Great discussion topics but be careful not to talk too much about everything else but the topic.
United StatesUnited States2020-07-245megan.r.eGreat contentI’m a childless woman in a serious relationship with a man with kids and this podcast is AMAZING. Lori & David are really positive and I love all the mindset shifts they have helped me with. They’re hilarious, but also obviously very caring and empathetic people. P.S. I LOVE the banter in the intros/outros. You guys crack me up! I love listening to the podcast when I walking my dog in the morning. I’ve also loved how much you guys have started talking about your dogs and the parallels between introducing a new dog to the house and stepfamily dynamics. I’ve always been a huge dog person and that analogy really clicked for me. So there IS substantive material in the funny intros/outros, IF onlypeople would actually listen! Anyways, the intros/outros lighten the mood and help start the morning off on a good note. Thanks!
United StatesUnited States2020-09-015kitty4flitSuch a great podcast! A lifesaverI’m about to embark on my stepmother journey. As a child free person from an intact family, I feel like I need to be as prepared as possible for this new life. I’m going to join the Academy once it’s closer to the wedding and move-in date. Such good advice and interviews and Dave and Lori crack me up with their bantering. Especially during the quarantine, I like to listen to podcasts when I work and I really look forward to Fridays when the new podcast is released. Highly recommend and I plan to join the Academy to pre-nacho before we get married.
United StatesUnited States2020-09-025podcast578You knowGreat content! Love the podcast. Couldn’t finish the Brady bunch stepmom episode though... if I had to listen to the guest say ‘you know’ one more time I might lose it.
United StatesUnited States2020-09-151cnn005DisappointedI was hoping this would be a good podcast for me to relate to and get tips on step parenting. Instead, it talked about how step moms are not really moms to the step children and not even parents. That they have no say. I do not agree with this. Step parents have a say. I live with my fiancé and his daughter. I am in her life every day 24/7. Bio mom sees her every other Sunday. I have a right to parent her.
United StatesUnited States2020-10-045Blue_5.79Lesbian blended Step MomI really enjoy this podcast. I like how you incorporate different perspectives from other blended families and professionals. I wish my wife (bio mom) would commit to listening openly and completely so that she could start understanding what role she plays and what she’s expecting from me. She said she wanted to single parent and that’s why I found this podcast, what she doesn’t realize is she’s expecting me to help parenting when it works for her but doesn’t want me to parent if it’s getting onto the kids. Feeling like I’m the only one in the house that wants to be active in making the changes to have a happy home again is really frustrating and hard. We’ve been together for 6yrs and this is my final effort. I’m also seeing a therapist for myself currently but still not seeing any plans or efforts from the Bio mom or the 16yr old daughter that thinks it’s ok to treat and talk to me like I’m a sibling instead of a parent or adult. My wife will watch this happen and only steps in when she doesn’t like how I’m handling it. Thank you for creating this podcast.
United StatesUnited States2020-10-215Kristen McmillenCouldn’t be anymore thankful for David & Lori from- Kristen McmillenBlending has been such a rollercoaster ride for our family. It was to the point that I wanted to file for divorce and be completely done.... I’ve been listening to David and Lori RELIGIOUSLY for some time and have learned soooo much about nacho and implementing ‘nacho-ing’. Bless y’all hearts for trying to help people like me who didn’t see any light at the end of the tunnel!!!!!
United StatesUnited States2020-10-255hsheufhfdOnwardJust found this podcast today and am already on episode 5. This is a God send. I have been at my breaking point for a while, almost ready to walk away. David and Lori have given me a renewed hope and optimism that things can be better. I’ve been a step mom for almost 10 years doing it wrong from the very start. It is so reassuring to hear others have been through some of the same things I have and made it!
United StatesUnited States2020-10-315ktdittmerAmazing resource for blended families!!This podcast has been invaluable to our family. Hearing stories from other blended families, particularly stepmothers, provides relief from feeling isolated in these roles. Many episodes identify common behaviors amongst step-children, and this podcast provides great resources and experiences that will help you navigate your blended family (and ex-spouse 😬) challenges. I haven’t found anything else yet that provides such useful guidance for step-families. Highly recommend!!
United StatesUnited States2020-11-035ktdittmerAmazing resource for blended families!!This podcast has been so helpful. Hearing stories from other blended families, particularly stepmothers, provides relief from feeling isolated in these roles. Many episodes identify common behaviors amongst step-children, and this podcast provides great resources and experiences that will help you navigate your blended family challenges. I haven’t found anything else yet that provides such useful guidance for step-families. Highly recommend!
United StatesUnited States2020-11-085DodeeCSWonderfulThis podcast is the best I have found. They made me realize that I am not alone in my struggles as a step parent and there is really great help out there. David and Lori have a way of making you laugh and learn new tools to use at the same time. I found this podcast at a time.

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