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Being a solo parent might have come to you unexpectedly or it may be what you have always planned. Even the most resourceful parent may find themselves in need of support, ideas, and resources. No matter the circumstances, this is the right place to find everything you need to be an outstanding solo parent. Host Robbin Rockett brings on a different guest each week to discuss all the aspects of being a single parent. You may be solo in your parenting role, but you are not alone. Listen to the show each week to find refreshing new ideas, hear stories of other solo parents, and connect with the community that is here to support you! Get tips and resources to help you thrive as a single parent at http:/
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Jul 27, 2017

Life can really get you down, can’t it? As a Solo Parent, there are already so many limitations that seem like they are well beyond our control. We all sometimes feel alone, scattered, or misunderstood. No one could possibly know what I’m going through, right? Well…maybe not. This week, I am happy to share the story of one Mom who wasn’t content to let limitations be her master.

Sara Dean is a Seattle-based podcaster and gym owner. She runs the show at Shameless Mom Academy, a podcast all about sharing stories of parenthood in full honesty. Sara says that her podcast was born out of the struggles of parenthood, and she knew that if she shared how she beat her own limits, you and I might walk away with our heads a little higher. Our stories, our struggles, and our triumphs shape who we are, and transformation begins when we share them. I am consistently being inspired by Sara’s vulnerability, and I know you will be too.

What limits are you holding on to? Let them go today!

Also in this episode:

  • Sara created a business based around her motherhood, but it didn’t look like she thought it would!
  • Created a podcast to inspire and transform conversations with other women.
  • Sara’s steps towards “shamelessness.”
  • Learning from the power of our stories.
  • Be inspired by Sara’s challenging IVF journey.
  • Find spaces who know you and can listen to what you are going through.
  • Discover the Adaptive App for personal wellness and self-care.
  • Daily routines for cultivating peace.
  • Sara’s favourite personal development books.


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Jul 20, 2017

Hey there Solo Parents! This week is all about dating, with a fairly heavy emphasis on women and how they navigate relationships. For all our male listeners, we need your feedback too! There are tidbits of wisdom for everyone in this episode, and what a fun topic too. Dating, for better or for worse, is an exhilarating, complicated task. To help us out we sat down with Nichole DiRocco, a dating and life coach with an eye towards the kinds of struggles single parents will inevitably face once they step out into dating.

            Once she started coaching, Nicole noticed that women in leadership positions, while seeing success in the working world, had a much more difficult time in the dating realm. The same could be said for a Solo Parent. As Nichole says, we are essentially the “CEO of our lives.” Used to initiating, taking charge, and setting terms, it can be difficult for a single mom to sit back and be pursued… Not to mention all the other vulnerabilities and anxieties we go through waiting for the phone to ring!

            So how do we do it? How do we date with grace and respect towards ourselves and our unique stage of life? Check out this episode to see!

  • Nicole’s real world inspiration to form Dating With Grace.
  • Nicole discusses the biggest setback for “Alpha Females” in the dating world.
  • Initiating and taking charge in relationships.
  • Learning to say “Thank you,” without initiating. Receive his pursuit.
  • Self-care to combat the anxiousness within vulnerable moments.
  • Character, consistency, and communication.
  • What is the love-bomber? Nicole spills all the details!
  • Technology has changed the dating game. Save getting-to-know-you for in-person!


Nicole DiRocco, ACC                                                                

Dating and Relationship Coach for Executive Women

Visit:  Dating With

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Jul 13, 2017

This week, let’s sit down and do something a little different. I really wanted to share a co-parenting success story that is very near and dear to my heart. Kat was our beloved babysitter, and her parents divorced when she was young. If two parents managed to handle divorce the “right” way, it was Sandra and her husband.

I have Kat and Sandra on the show this week, and together they tell the story of their family, just so we can all gain a little perspective. Sure, their family may look a little different than what they had hoped it would be, but with sacrifice and intrepid spirits, their family still had two supportive parents doing everything in their power to be present with their children. Just like it takes work to make a marriage, it takes work to make a divorce too! I think Sandra’s courage and compassion is so inspiring, so join us this week to see how.

Also in this episode:

  • Learn from a divorce done “right.”
  • Learn from a divorce done “right.” The importance of a support system, even from the grandparents!
  • The importance of a support system, even from the grandparents! Family dynamics, cultural influences, and parental accountability during the divorce process.
  • Family dynamics, cultural influences, and parental accountability during the divorce process.
  • Being resolved to bite their tongue and make things work for the kids.
  • Letting go of the things we can’t change.
  • Showing compassion and kindness in co-parenting.
  • Keep regrouping! Work through the tough spots and grow together.
Jul 6, 2017

One of the best things about this podcast is that we have such a fabulous community. I am thankful for all the comments and questions, and so this week I wanted to change the pace just a bit and tackle one such questions I’m seeing more and more often: How can I take care of myself while my children are away?

Ah, yes. Times of separation from our kids can be painful, uncertain, and difficult to manage. When we spend so much of our time and energy making sure our children are happy, healthy, and cared for, it can be jarring to not have those concerns 24/7. What can we do to take care of ourselves when we have this time? I want to show you in this episode that time away from your kids can be a gift in disguise. I’ll share some of my best ideas, and I hope to hear your self-care ideas in return. Together, we can do this thing!

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In this episode:

  • What are we doing for ourselves when our children are away?
  • Understanding and working through the grieving process.
  • Not just dealing with loneliness, but embracing it.
  • Healthy habits you can use to work through childless times.
  • How to handle anxiety when your kids are away.
  • My suggestions for re-filling your bucket.
  • Plan something to look forward to.

Books I love

Radical Acceptance by Tara Brock

True Refuge by Tara Brock


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