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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 Continue Reading >>
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 << Show Less
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How to Help Your Children Through Divorce: Regulating Their Emotions and Managing Transitions Between Homes; with guest Linda Matthews When it comes to working through emotions, it can be hard on children to understand and regulate their feelings during the divorce process. Pediatric Occupational Therapist Linda Matthews joins the podcast to discuss how parents can help their children during divorce and when making the transition between homes.Linda explains that children only need one parent who is promoting a positive and safe space for them when going from one house to another. We dive into teaching your children healthy boundaries, internal regulation of emotions, and much more.Linda Matthews, of HealthykidsOT, has been serving children and families for over 25 years in both Miami and New York City. She provides services in schools and homes to serve children in their natural environments and to best support their changing needs. Linda believes in play based learning and utilizes play to target a variety of skills, including sensory regulation, social and emotional growth, reflex integration, fine motor skills, and gross motor skills, in addition to cognitive, visual and handwriting development. What sets Linda apart from others is that she not only addresses traditional “Occupational Therapy” related skills but utilizes a whole child approach, addressing the gut, mind, and body as a whole to facilitate success and fulfillment. She is passionate about working together with families and sharing knowledge, in order to empower children to progress in all areas of development.      You can reach Linda at:   Healthykidsot@gmail.com   @healthykidsot on Instagram  www.healthykidsot.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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How to Help Your Children Through Divorce: Regulating Their Emotions and Managing Transitions Between Homes; with guest Linda Matthews When it comes to working through emotions, it can be hard on children to understand and regulate their feelings during the divorce process. Pediatric Occupational Therapist Linda Matthews joins the podcast to discuss how parents can help their children during divorce and when making the transition between homes.Linda explains that children only need one parent who is promoting a positive and safe space for them when going from one house to another. We dive into teaching your children healthy boundaries, internal regulation of emotions, and much more.Linda Matthews, of HealthykidsOT, has been serving children and families for over 25 years in both Miami and New York City. She provides services in schools and homes to serve children in their natural environments and to best support their changing needs. Linda believes in play based learning and utilizes play to target a variety of skills, including sensory regulation, social and emotional growth, reflex integration, fine motor skills, and gross motor skills, in addition to cognitive, visual and handwriting development. What sets Linda apart from others is that she not only addresses traditional “Occupational Therapy” related skills but utilizes a whole child approach, addressing the gut, mind, and body as a whole to facilitate success and fulfillment. She is passionate about working together with families and sharing knowledge, in order to empower children to progress in all areas of development.      You can reach Linda at:   Healthykidsot@gmail.com   @healthykidsot on Instagram  www.healthykidsot.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
An Interview with a Real Mom Moving On; Jill Gulotta, Single Mom of 2 and When She Realized Divorce Would Be Healthier for Her Kids As moms, we know the most important thing we can do is to set the example of healthy and loving relationship. Jill Gulotta, a real mom moving on, joins to podcast to discuss her personal divorce story and the moment she realized she needed to show her two sons that what was being shown in her marriage wasn't healthy.JIll is a life coach, Registered Dietitian and soon to be therapist as she is currently working on completing her master's in mental health counseling. She started her private practice in nutrition 5 years ago and saw first hand the struggles of women going through divorce and how it was impacting their health. It was through this work and her own personal experience with divorce and disordered eating which led her to start her coaching business helping women transition through divorce in the healthiest, happiest way possible.  Jill helps women reclaim their independence and confidence, rebuild their self-esteem and repair their mental, emotional and physical health. She is a single mom of two amazing little men who she is raising just outside New York City. You can follow Jill on Instagram @jill.gulotta Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Healing After Divorce: The Importance of Allowing Yourself to Feel Bad When Bad Things Happen, with guest Dr. Jen Wolkin When it comes to healing after divorce, some might think that blocking out the negative feelings; the anger, the pain, the grief, the sorrow - will make the process less arduous. This couldn't be further from the truth, our podcast guest Dr. Jen Wolkin shares.The feelings you push to the surface don't just magically disappear, which is why Dr. Jen Wolkin is giving us permission to feel all of the feels so that you can heal from divorce - in a really healthy way.Jennifer Wolkin, PhD is a New York City based licensed clinical neuropsychologist, writer, speaker, and mental health advocate.Dr. Jen runs a private practice with an appreciation that our mind, body, brain, and spirit are intimately intertwined and impacted upon by one another. She draws from such tools as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based techniques, the creative arts (including music), and biofeedback training.She is currently pursuing her master’s in creative writing with a poetry focus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How to Co-Parent Peacefully; with Katie Davie If you think the words "co-parenting" and "peacefully" don't belong in a sentence together, then you've never met Katie Davie, co-parenting coach and mastermind behind the popular Instagram account @coparentingpeacefully.Katie, like so many of the rest of us, entered this space after struggling to adapt to co-parenting after her own painful divorce. Today, as a coach, Katie helps her clients set + enforce boundaries, as well as different techniques and ways to communicate with your coparent(s) - and she is giving us a whole lot of her tips and tricks in this episode of Moms Moving On.Katie is a co-parenting coach, who, for the past two years, has been focusing on reducing conflict between co-parents and has found a way to help that doesn't require your high-conflict co-parent to be a part of the process. Coparenting Peacefully was formed in 2021, and has been helping co-parents, biological parents, and stepparents become the best versions of themselves ever since. After you listen to this amazing episode on how to co-parent peacefully, you'll want to run - not walk - to Katie's website to grab her free boundaries worksheet, available here, and make sure to follow Katie on IG for helpful tidbits to keep you co-parenting peacefully.To get an extra $100 when you sell your engagement ring to Worthy by going to https://worthy.com/moms Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Diagnosing Toxic Relationships - and What to Do When You Realize You're In One; with Guest Dr. Heidi Brocke The queen of diagnosing toxic relationships - and helping women leave them - is back on the podcast for another deep dive into toxic relationships - and what to do when you realize you're in one.Dr. Heidi Brocke joins us on Moms Moving On once again, because you can never have enough support when it comes to diagnosing toxic relationships. Dr. Heidi shares advice for how to know if your relationship is toxic, what to do when you realize it is, and most importantly, the importance of trusting your gut in this situation.Dr. Heidi Brocke is a Toxic Relationship Healing & Awareness Specialist who helps people get out, heal, and recover from toxic relationships + emotional abuse. She hosts the podcast, "It's Not Normal - It's Toxic" and works with women to help them heal from toxic relationships and the emotional fatigue that comes along with it.Take Heidi's toxic personality assessment and learn more about her, here.To get an extra $100 when you sell your engagement ring to Worthy by going to https://worthy.com/moms Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Regaining Confidence After Divorce: Avoiding Self-Sabotaging Behaviors and Letting Go of "Baggage"; with Author Monica Berg On this episode of Moms Moving On, we're regaining confidence after divorce, avoiding self-sabotaging behaviors, and letting go of the baggage we *think* we're burdened with. If this sounds like a tall order, you're in luck, because we have the perfect guest to help us accomplish this task.Monica Berg, author of Fear is Not an Option and Rethink Love, shares "If you wan't real change to occur it only comes from a place of love and self-acceptance," and we couldn't agree more.In this episode, Monica is helping us:
Regain confidence after divorce
Avoid self-handicapping, or self-sabotage
Lose our insecurity
Let go of the idea that our "baggage" is too heavy to carry
Monica Berg is the author of Fear Is Not an Option and Rethink Love, co-hosts the Spiritually Hungry podcast, and serves as Co-Director & Chief Communications Officer for Kabbalah Centre International. She lives in New York with her husband Michael and their children David, Joshua, Miriam, and Abigail. Learn more about Monica, here.To get an extra $100 when you sell your engagement ring to Worthy by going to https://worthy.com/moms Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tips, Tricks, and Truths for Rediscovering Yourself and Thriving As a Single Mom; with Author, Realtor, and former Bravo Housewife, Kelly Bensimon You may remember Kelly Bensimon - her striking beauty, remarkable fashion, and feuds with castmates - from her days on Real Housewives of New York. What you may not know about her, however, is how hard she has worked to rediscover herself after divorce, and all the ways she is thriving as a single mom to her two daughters, Sea and Teddy."I'm not just a single parent on weekends," Kelly shares. "I'm a 24/7, 365 days a year single-parent," she says, and it's a role she owns and loves.Now a successful real estate agent in New York City, Kelly shares all of her tips, tricks, and truths regarding single motherhood, and you'll be so glad you got to know Kelly in this light.Kelly Killoren Bensimon is an American Lifestyle Icon. The New York Times counts her as one of the "most fabulous tastemakers,” but millions know her as a noted author, model, tv personality, influential editor, and now, real estate phenom. Kelly has made a successful career of editing fashion, style & lifestyle publications with her own insights gathered from years in the fashion, entertainment, and real estate industry. Known for her refreshingly modern sensibility, Kelly translates trends & contemporary culture for the public with her unique take; one that is fresh, playful, and always accessible. In 2009, Kelly hit the reality streets running as a cast member of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City for three seasons, introducing her world to a national tv audience. In recent years, Kelly’s passion for luxury real estate has led to a well-publicized career turn with takes at Warburg Realty and now as a leading realtor with Douglas Elliman, where she has sold over $100 million in luxury properties in 2021 alone. Her expertise and access have led to exclusive listings in NYC, the Hamptons, South Florida, Aspen, St. Barth, and now, London and Paris. Her impressive ascent in the real estate world earned her a 2022 Ellie Award for Rookie of the Year from Douglas Elliman for excellence in the field. Kelly provides an insiders take on where to find the best shopping, dining, drinking, and entertaining in the most exclusive neighborhoods around the globe. As a result, Kelly has appeared on Bravo’s hit show Million Dollar Listing and the new Discovery+ popular series, Selling the Hamptons. She is also currently at work on a new coffee table book that combines two of her passions, fashion and luxury real estate. In spite of her busy schedule, philanthropy has always been paramount to Kelly’s DNA. She is the celebrity ambassador for Generosity Water, and also sits on the Directors Council for Food Bank for NYC. She is proud to support the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a portion of the proceeds for her book, American Style (2004) were directed to support the Costume Institute. She is also an advocate for Madison Square Garden’s Garden of Dreams, and Animal Haven, a nonprofit organization finding homes for abandoned pets in the tri-state area. To get an extra $100 when you sell your engagement ring to Worthy by going to https://worthy.com/moms Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The ABC's of Getting Your Finances in Order for Divorce; with Catherine Shanahan of My Divorce Solution Of course, when it comes to getting your finances in order for divorce, there's a lot to know, but money mastermind Catherine Shanahan helps narrow down the basics in this episode of Moms Moving On."It's all about knowing your financial ABC's, Catherine shares, which, in her experience, is the best way to understand what your financial future will look like after divorce.Listen to all of Catherine's trips and tips for finances and divorce in this episode of Moms Moving on.Catherine Shanahan is Co–Founder of My Divorce Solution. With over 30 years of experience in the financial industry, Catherine serves clients as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CFDA) and trained mediator. A Professional Daily Money Manager, Catherine is also a former VP of the Bucks County Collaborative Law Group, American Association of Daily Money Managers, Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA), National Association of Women Business Owners, advisory council of Support Pay, and the Association of Divorce Financial Planners.As a mom of five and financial expert, Catherine’s experience with divorce left her wishing for better information, resources, and process for the financial separation that comes with divorce. As a result, Catherine co–founded My Divorce Solution – the company she needed in her divorce.To get an extra $100 when you sell your engagement ring to Worthy by going to https://worthy.com/moms Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Divorce and Money: Understanding Your Financial Options in Divorce So That You Can Leave a Marriage Safely and Securely; with Certified Divorce Financial Analyst Stacy Francis Divorce and money are as lethal a pair as fire and gasoline, and can be a very confusing topic for so many. In fact, one of the top reasons women don't leave unhealthy marriages is their fear of how their financial lives will change, which is why Stacy Francis, President and CEO of Francis Financial helps women understand their financial options so that they can leave their marriage safely and securely.In this episode of Moms Moving On, Stacy shares:
Important financial tips for women considering divorce
Financial dos and don'ts when preparing for divorce
How to create a "financial freedom file"
How to broach the uncomfortable money topic with your spouse
and SO MUCH MORE

Stacy Francis, CFP, CDFA, CES, is a nationally recognized financial expert with over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. She is one of twenty of the nation’s leading wealth managers on CNBC’s Digital Financial Advisor Council, and frequently appears in media outlets such as Forbes, Kiplinger, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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