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Life doesn't always turn out as we planned. The same is true for relationships. April and Loren Kirk, the hosts of CoParenting Past Chaos, take you on a journey through marriage, divorce, and coparenting and so much more! Listen as these women discuss the trials, tribulations, and triumphs they encounter while attempting to build a positive relationship and productive communication after a bitter custody battle. These two courageous women share one very common bond – the same husband. April ...
 
Once you become a parent you are always a parent. It’s difficult to raise kids and even harder on your own, but throwing another Parent into this mix provides another set of unique challenges. From toddler to teenager, this Podcast is about what it takes to be a Courageous CoParent and create the Culture you deserve.
 
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In this episode, April and Loren discuss mom burnout. After two weeks of quarantine, this conversation is so relevant. How have the women handled coparenting with two family members testing positive for Covid? Listen to Loren's experience of being exhausted in motherhood, especially after a bitter custody battle. Hear April's take on being a young …
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss setting boundaries in your romantic relationships. Can you be in a marriage and take a break? Is it ok to "be on a break"? Hear how the women feel about setting their own rules when it comes to relationships. Find out why Loren blocked her boyfriend on social media? Also, did the women survive the first week…
 
In this episode, April and Loren recount their cross-country adventures. the women decided to take a journey to find themselves and do a little self-reflection. Did their friendship survive nine days of travel? Find out how Loren made April face her fears and the extreme measures she took to do so. Also, April experienced a lot of "firsts". Listen …
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss friendships and how important they are. The women talk about past relationships with friends and how they have changed them for future friendships. Has being on a reality television show changed their outlook on friendships? April has a question for Loren about feeling left out with other moms. Loren admits …
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss living someone else's happily ever after. Following a day spent reminiscing with Loren, April realizes that she may be having doubts about her future. Will Loren be able to tell April, "I told you so"? Does Loren feel like she should have stayed married to John? What is her boyfriend doing the is causing her…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss annoying spouses. More specifically, the women divulge their significant other's most annoying traits. They balance out the roast fest by admitting their most annoying qualities. The women also debate a sticky situation as a listener needs advice. Don't forget to tune in every Sunday at 10pm EST on TLC to th…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss who got the best years of their lives. Do you think one of your exes took your best years? Or are your best years yet to come? Loren discusses a parenting moment, and the women decide how to tackle a teachable moment with one of their sons. April has an epiphany and decides to make a big change in her life. …
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss intimacy. Let's talk about sex, baby! The women wonder if their sex is broken or just as normal as the next person. Does size matter? How often should you have sex? Does your partner compare you to his or her ex? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this episode. Don't forget to tune in to the…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss how the truth can hurt once we hear it. The women talk about decisions they have made in their lives and relationships that come back to haunt them later in life. They also reveal how it feels to hear the men in their lives divulge feelings on national television that they have never revealed to them in pers…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss expectations in relationships versus the reality of them. The women also divulge what it is really like watching their lives unfold on a reality television show. April admits how the 90/10 rule of relationships has affected her outlook on her marriages to Roy and John. Loren tells us how difficult it has bee…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss the mom "dress code". They debate the age-old question of, "Can moms be sexy?" April recalls the triggers of her past that cause her to have issues when it comes to being body shamed. Loren talks about her feelings of needing approval and validation to dress the way she wants. Is it ok for women to feel sexy…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss the difficulties of being married to someone else's ex. The women divulge the most difficult aspects of their relationships with the same man. April talks about how hard it was to accept the end of her first marriage and how horrible she was to Jerry's new wife. Loren tells us the struggles she had in the be…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss traveling with their exes. The women give details of the recent trip they took as a BIG blended family. April recounts her travels with her first husband, Jerry. She also talks about traveling with Roy and how she feels about it. Loren admits that she prefers to not travel with John, due to the lack of commu…
 
In this episode, April and Loren talk about their top three triggers that set them off during their bitter custody battle. Loren discusses an interesting parenting moment with one of the boys. April reveals a big move in her career, and how she will be taking time to focus on being a mom and working closely with Loren to build their business. Don't…
 
In this episode, April and Loren announce the BIG secret they have been keeping! Their blended family will be featured on a reality television serious titled, "You, Me & My Ex" that will premier on TLC June 20th at 10PM EST! The women have special guests Ben and Nikki, authors of "Our Happy Divorce". Ben and Nikki got a divorce, but decided to take…
 
In this episode, April and Loren talk about how changing your attitude can help create a better coparenting relationship with your ex. Loren tells us how she was a bitter baby momma and what made her decide to take a different approach. April recalls how she learned valuable lessons from her first coparenting relationship with Jerry and that she de…
 
In this episode, April and Loren talk about relationship red flags. The women discuss some of the red flags they have personally dealt with in past relationships, as well as ones you should generally look out for prior to dating someone. The women also discuss the great advice their moms gave them growing up and why we often choose to learn lessons…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss divorce and the damage it does. More importantly, they argue the point of staying in an unhealthy marriage and the lasting harm it can have of your children. The women discuss growing up and witnessing abuse in their homes. They confess their feelings about their parents' divorces and how it was a blessing i…
 
In this episode, April and Loren celebrate their 100th Podcast! They are joined by special guest, John. He talks about how far this blended family has come and how his relationship with Loren has changed over the years. In honor of 100 episodes, the women answer questions sent in from their followers. Among many topics, they discuss step-parent com…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss leaving things that no longer serve you and how the universe moves us when we are unsure of what we should do. The women also open up about how they learned to accept change, say no, and find peace. April confesses about something she has not been honest about for years. She finally opens up and make a huge …
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss the continuation and culmination of their divorces and child custody battle. April remembers the call from Loren that lead to the beginning of their friendship. She goes into detail about her feelings and how things could have gone very wrong if she would have allowed the volatile nature of their past to con…
 
In this episode, April and Loren continue the saga of the early stages of their relationship. April opens up about the dark place she was in during the end of her relationship to Roy. Loren also details how she was feeling on the other side of the fence, having some of the same emotions. The women discuss the loneliness and heartache they felt at s…
 
In this episode, April and Loren continue the saga of their love story. They discuss how they met for the first time and their feelings on first impressions of each other. The women recount the emotional struggles they were dealing with while both of their marriages were ending. April talks about the start of her friendship with John, while Loren r…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss the most sensitive, yet craved topic listeners always inquire about...the love child. The women go into uncomfortable detail on the bombshell dropped in the first year of marriage for Loren and John, and how this still affects their entire family. April discusses her recent spike in irritability, which leads…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss their second marriages. Loren goes into detail about the shame she felt in the beginning of her relationship to John. April talks about the similarities between her marriage to Roy and the marriage of Prince Harry and Megan. The women discuss the courage it takes to admit your own faults that contribute to t…
 
In this episode of Co-Parenting Past Chaos, April and Loren discuss their first marriages. They talk about how those relationships and divorces set the tone for their future relationships. They also discuss the impact that marrying young had on their self-worth. Thank you to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. To find out more about them please vi…
 
In this episode of Co-parenting Past Chaos, April and Loren go back and dissect the very first blog they ever wrote. The women dive into more details about the events from their past and how that has shaped them as mothers and allowed them to build such a strong co-parenting bond. April tells us how she keeps John walking the line. Loren divulges h…
 
In this episode of Co-parenting Past Chaos, the women discuss the difficulties of coparenting in two separate homes. Loren gives us an insight into just how petty she is willing to be when pushed to the limit, and April reveals whether or not she supports Loren's reaction to the situation. The women also talk about how hard it is to deal with trans…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss WHY they became friends and what makes their relationship work. They have been getting a lot of questions about their friendship lately, so they decided to explain their situation in detail. The women also give their take on the new Britney Spears documentary and how it relates to their high-conflict custody…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss how misery loves company in divorce and co-parenting. The women dissect their divorces and how miserable they attempted to make their exes throughout the process. April and Loren also go into the miserable aspects of their bitter custody battle and give examples of how they let their misery dictate their act…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss how having different parenting styles have affected the blending of their families. They remember their bitter custody battle and the aftermath it had with their children and the relationships between them. The women divulge which one of them has gone rogue in their parenting dynamic and discuss ways to reel…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss moms that cuss. The ladies talk about their past co-parenting experience with their attorneys advising them to be "perfect" in front of the children. When April let a naughty word slip, John's head spun. They also talk about growing up and what types of language was appropriate in their homes. April and Lore…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss the ways they have sabotaged their relationships. Are we our own worst enemies? Find out how we answer that question. Listen as we discuss how the trauma from our past relationships affected the beginning of our co-parenting relationship. Also, we talk about how our past issues have molded us, as well as cre…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss the possibility of having it all. As women, wives, and moms - can you really have it all, or does it come with a price? First, the women define what it means to have it all. Then, they discuss how to prioritize the things you want and how that fits in with your lifestyle. Listen as they rationalize what havi…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss reasons why bio mom dislike stepmoms. They remember a time, not so long ago, when they disliked each other so much they could not stand being in the same room as one another. The women consider the different ways they reacted to circumstances during their custody battle and how they relate to how other bio m…
 
In this episode, April and Loren take it back to the beginning. They discuss what led to them creating the relationship they have today. The women give a recap on what it took to develop the co-parenting dynamic they currently have. April and Loren also talk about how they all ended up living in the same neighborhood. Times were difficult in the be…
 
In this episode, April and Loren teach you ways to fight with your spouse. Well, maybe not so much how to fight - but how to disagree in a healthier way. The women discuss their marriages and the ways they argued in each of them. They discuss all the unhealthy aspects of the disagreements they faced during their previous marriages, as well as how t…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss finding your sanity during this pandemic. They talk about how hard it has been to find an outlet and a release while working, owning a business, being wives, and taking care of all the children during this chaos. Joining them to shed some clarity on the chaos is Josephine Atluri. Josephine is an expert in me…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss why moms shame themselves into feeling like they aren't a good enough mom. They also talk about how they tend to allow one of their children in particular, to set the standard for how they parent in their households. The women share an incident from recently where they felt like horrible moms and what led up…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss finding your thanks and discovering your clarity through the chaos of a coparenting relationship. The women remember their bitter custody battle and how they could have changed their mindset early on to prohibit so much animosity. They offer three steps that you can follow in order to find clarity through th…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss how their views on bonus parent involvement has evolved since they began coparenting. Loren explains how her opinions have changed the most. In the beginning, she believed that April should not have such a leading role in the parenting decisions. Now that their relationship has grown, and they have become be…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss the difficulties of parenting and co-parenting a child that looks and acts just like your ex. They recall their experiences with each child they have that highly resembles their ex husbands. The women talk about how hard it was to heal and move forward while parenting tiny versions of the person that broke t…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss turning tragedy into triumph in your co-parenting relationship. Joining them to tell their amazing story of rising above the chaos and creating a positive co-parenting relationship are Denny, Jamie, and Amanda from the "Thank God Cancer Saved Our Divorce" podcast. Denny and Jamie are two divorced parents tha…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss how easy it can be to compare your current relationship with those from the past. They talk about jealousy and how it was a major contributing factor to the cause of their bitter custody battle. The women tell us how they were able to overcome comparison and jealousy in order to build a stronger relationship…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss how they managed to keep the spark in their relationships while going through a bitter custody battle and blending their family. They discuss how hard it can be to maintain the romance in your marriage when dealing with a mentally and an emotionally draining court case. A huge thank you to Podcorn for sponso…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss the difficulties of parenting naughty children. They talk about their current situation of coparenting and how it is affecting their ability to be at the top of their game in motherhood. The ladies give a glimpse into their raw lives of being "bad moms" and how uncomfortable it once was to admit their faults…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss how to overcome lies that were told in the beginning of a relationship and move on to your happy ever after. They talk about how the end of Loren's second marriage intertwined with the beginning of April's third marriage. Most importantly, how they were able to look past all the negatives in order to reach f…
 
In this episode, April and Loren discuss how to not kill your ex - not in a literal manner, of course! The women talk about their marriages and divorces and the things they could have done differently before saying, "I DO" to ensure a healthier relationship. Also, what they could have done to have a more civil divorce. They reveal how they wish thi…
 
Today I speak with Victoria Glasier & Lem Wheeles. Victoria Glasier is the U.S. Census Bureau Chief responsible for explaining to children what the census is and why an accurate count matters. Lem Wheeles is a High School Teacher in Dimond, Alaska who has partnered with the Census to create "Statistics in Schools". Do the census with your kids by g…
 
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