Podcast Episode 98: The Transformation of a Single Mom

Podcast Episode 98: The Transformation of a Single Mom

Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 98 of The New Family Podcast where we hear an inspiring story about how a single mom has reinvented herself.

My guest on this episode has an inspiring story to tell about overcoming a difficult situation and learning to thrive. Alicia Graham is a mom of two, step-mom to two and entrepreneur from the little ski town of Rossland, B.C. in the Kootenay Mountains. When Alicia’s marriage ended in late 2014, she was in a bit of a bind. You see, Alicia had been a stay-at-home mom for close to a decade, homeschooling the kids for some of that and mostly not working outside the home. With a sudden financial need and a big gap in her resumé, things were pretty tough. But in a short time she’s turned that situation around and reinvented herself as an entrepreneur.

Her story is just the kind you need to hear when you’re going through a personal crisis, not just one brought on by separation and divorce, but by any change in circumstance, by a change of heart about your life’s work or any other of those things that throws a wrench into the machine of life.

Here are some great resources related to my discussion with Alicia.

Alicia’s store, “The Bombshack”

Profile on Bombshack in Kootenay Biz

Alicia’s blog post: What’s In a Name: Why I Decided to Change My Name After Divorce

Bombshack on Instagram

Related Episode: Wealthy Single Mom

Related Episode: From Solo Parent to Blended Family

Our Site’s Divorce Help Page

Our Facebook Community “Positive Co-Parenting After Divorce”

Blending Families: The Tricky Parts of Making Two Families into One

Alicia’s Favourite Parenting Advice
“Ironically, it comes from theatre school where we used to play this game called, ‘Yes, let’s.'” It was all about carrying on a scene without saying ‘no.’ Everything about that game was all about encouraging growth… and just how the word ‘no’ can really kill a scene… It’s so final. So I find that I try really, really hard not to say no. I’ll say something else, even if the answer is ‘no,’ I’ll say, ‘That sounds like a great idea. That’s something we can do tomorrow.'”

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Brandie Weikle

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Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today's Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here.


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