Ep. 95 - Blended Families with Kyleen Baptiste
Hey everybody! We hope you had a fantastic 4th of July! We are back at you this week, with another fantastic episode! This one is going down as one of our favorites - we LOVE our guest’s story and what she is doing!
In this episode, we get to chat with Kyleen Baptiste. Kyleen shares her story with us of becoming a stepmom when she married her husband who had three children. Her experience in those initial years, and since, set her on a path to begin a ministry for those in blended families, called Blended Family Hope, where she can come alongside those in blended families as well. Here is what her website says, which we couldn’t say any better! “Kyleen spent the early years of stepfamily life experiencing the common struggles most stepmoms face and learning how to navigate the unfamiliar journey. She focused on cultivating healthy bonds in her new family and found many of the same strategies from her career as a former child life therapist effective to help her step kids adjust and strengthen her family. In recent years she’s merged her background with helping children and families cope, with her first hand experience as a stepmom, to launch a community where blended families can learn how to connect and live with freedom.”
We mentioned two episodes in this conversation: Ep. 86 - Mommin’ Without a Mom, with Jennifer’s mom, and Ep. 17 - Talking Adoption with Special Guest Katie Finklea.
We absolutely loved, loved, loved this conversation with Kyleen and what she is doing for blended families. If you are in a blended family, give her a call! God always sends people along to meet us right where we are, to encourage us and support us. We allllll need that support and encouragement, as well as wisdom and counsel in this mommin’ journey, and Kyleen can be that very “co-mom-unity” for you!
From our “I’m Totally Into…” segment:
Jennifer is totally into Snyder’s of Hanover Jalapeno Pretzel Pieces - get you sommmmme!
Courtney is totally into Grab the Gold Bars (Jen totally is, too!)
Don’t forget to keep reading Make Something Good Today by Erin & Ben Napier! We are excited to discuss this one! Have a great week, mamas!