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Episode Info: **Disclaimer: This episode may not be suitable for children, and could be a trigger for some adults, as suicide is the main topic of discussion and rape is also mentioned.** In this episode of the Nacho Kids Podcast, Lori and David, co-founders of Nacho Kids, interview founder of “The Starving Stepmom” - LauraBeth Ferguson. She is also co-author of “Daily Bread for The Starving Stepmom” with Melanie Anthony. LauraBeth was a single mom for eight years. She was raised in a blended family and she thought her experience as a stepchild would be beneficial when she married a military man with full custody of his own kids. As many stepmoms do, LauraBeth jumped in full force in the “mom” role. And also as many bio parents do, her husband wanted her to be “mom” to his kids in all ways except for when it came to disciplining them. As the stepkids caregiver, while her husband was deployed, the stepdaughter accused LauraBeth of abuse. This accusation and things that resulted from it eventually led to the unthinkable… LauraBeth tried to commit suicide. Thankfully, she was unsuccessful and now shares her story in hopes of helping others.   In this episode, we discuss: Being raised in a blended family Bonds with stepparents Being a full-time stepmom Being the target of the stepkid’s lies LauraBeth’s suicide attempt and recovery Warning signs of suicide to watch for  Having a plan when suicidal thoughts try to creep in Rate & Review Our Podcast Please rate and review our podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. This helps others find the podcast and lets us know what our listeners want to hear.   Explore these Resources In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: Nacho Kids Facebook group Nacho Kids Facebook page  Nacho Kids Academy Facebook page The Starving Stepmom Facebook page Suicide Prevention Hotline CALL: 1-800-273-8255 CHAT ONLINE: HTTPS://SUICIDEPREVENTIONLIFELINE.ORG/CHAT/ WWW.SUICIDEPREVENTIONLIFELINE.ORG Crisis Text Line UNITED STATES, TEXT “HOME” TO 741741 CANADA, TEXT “HOME” TO 686868 UK, TEXT “HOME” TO 85258 WWW.CRISISTEXTLINE.ORG   Our Purpose Nacho Kids' purpose is to dramatically reduce the blended family and stepfamily failure rate by providing the information and tools needed to live a successful and healthy blended life.   Follow or Subscribe To Our Podcast On the web: iTunes: Stitcher: Google Play: Join The Conversation If you’d like to be a guest on the Nacho Kids Podcast, reach out to us and we’ll see what we can do! Or if you have a question you’d like us to answer, send us a message! We are very thankful to all of our guests and our listeners. Our hope for you is that something you hear here will help you in your blend!...
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