Podcast Episode 160: Divorce as a Springboard for Personal Growth

Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 160 of The New Family Podcast where we talk about divorce as a catalyst for growth.

This episode talks about taking a difficult life event that affects many families and using it as a catalyst for positive change. I’m joined by mom of three and blogger Leisse Wilcox, who first shared the story of her family in The New Family’s 1,000 Families Project. But since then things have changed. She and the father of her girls are now living separately and co-parenting together. Leisse writes in honest and inspiring ways about turning around a difficult situation and, in fact, using it as a springboard for personal growth.

Here are some resources related to this episode.

Leisse’s 1,000 Families guest post

Leisse’s website

Leisse’s Instagram

Leisse on ‘How to Start the Healing Process’

Leisse on ‘How to Embrace Failure as Success’

Related Episode: To Stay or Go – Grappling with the End of a Marriage

Related Episode: The Optimist’s Guide to Divorce

Leisse’s Favourite Parenting Advice

“Hands down, the best piece of parenting advice I ever received was from Alyson Schafer. I was talking to her on the phone and I was like ‘I got to ask you — what’s the secret of parenting?’ Very cooly, very calmly she said to me ‘You really just have to raise them to be part of a group.’ The more I have thought about that over the years, the more life has unfolded, that could not be any truer. I think we make parenting very complicated and we get caught up in the shoulds and shouldn’t haves.”

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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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