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I Know I'm Crazy with NAJA HALL
61 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
070: We want PRENUP! Wills, trusts, & prenups with Natalie K. Howard
Love and money can make people act funny ESPECIALLY in blended families. Today Naja chats with Family Law Attorney, Natalie K. Howard about ALL things assets! How does one protect their coin from a rabid ex? Should you have a will or a trust? Should you do a postnup after marital infidelity? (hint: hell yes!) Attorney Natalie K. Howard specializes in all areas of family law, including divorce, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, custody, child support, legitimation, contempt actions, wills, and trusts. She understands that sometimes family and relationship problems can be emotionally draining, so she aims to lift a great deal of the burden from your shoulders by finding the best possible solution to your legal issue. Follow Natalie everywhere and if you're in Georgia, look her up! Website: https://www.nkhlegal.com/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/nkhlegal
34 minutes | May 18, 2021
069: Biomoms & Stepmoms, can't we all just get along? With Kisha Batsuli
Would you invite your stepchild's mom to your wedding? Stepmom Kisha Batsuli did! In this episode, Naja chats with Kisha Batsuli, creator of BlendedonTheRock.com, a community that bridges the gap between moms and stepmoms. About Kisha: Kisha is dedicated to bring unity in blended families and provide a community for bio and bonus moms to flourish. She is the facilitator of the Blended Mom Meetup which is a free virtual monthly meetup that gives bio and bonus moms a place to communicate, share their feelings, and connect with other moms.
45 minutes | May 4, 2021
068: How Teens HIDE their substance abuse from YOU
This week's guest Richard Capriola spent 11 years working as an addictions counselor for Menninger Clinic in Houston Texas before retiring in 2019. Menninger Clinic is one of the top ten psychiatric hospitals in the United States and specializes in the assessment, stabilization and treatment of adults and adolescents with substance abuse and psychiatric disorders. During his tenure there he worked in the Adolescent Treatment program and the adult Comprehensive Psychiatric Assessment and Stabilization program. Working closely with psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and nurses he was responsible for comprehensive assessments and individual and group counseling with patients diagnosed with substance use disorders. Visit Richard online at https://helptheaddictedchild.com/
56 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
067: 3 kids, 9 stepsons, and lots of crazy with Author Lorriane Rogers
Author Lorraine Rogers has a wonderfully large blended family of 14 children! During this chat, she shares her story of love, loves lost, and starting again. Follow her online at: Www.lcrogersbooks.com Facebook: @pocketbookdiaries Twitter: L.C. Rogers Instagram: l.c.rogers
44 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Part 3 of 3: Naja chats with Jessica's Gay Ex Husband, Steve
In the final installment of our pseudo case study on the members of the Husband In Law podcast, we are talking to Jessica's ex-husband Steve. He shares his entire transition from a married dad to living his truth. To check out their podcast Husband In Law on iTunes click here. Also, follow them on IG @husband_in_law.
40 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Part 2 of 3 Naja chats with Jessica's New Hubby
Last week we heard from Jessica about her unorthodox coparenting relationship. This week, we are meeting her husband, Matt. Matt came with two kids of his own. Jessica's family is blended on both sides and Matt is sharing what it's like to be a friend's with Jessica's gay ex and how he handles a less-than-ideal coparenting situation.
50 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Part 1 of 3: Naja chats with Jessica, her new Husband, & her gay Ex Husband
Jessica discovered her ex-husband was gay BUT they've since become great friends! Naja chats with Jessica about the breakdown of her marriage, the Morman Church, and finding love again. Jessica Frew is a mom, wife, ex-wife, step-mom, lover of all things active, and an entrepreneur. Jessica's Bio My first husband (Steve) and I were active members of the LDS/Mormon and just a few months into our marriage when my husband came to terms with the fact he is gay. We stayed married for another 6 years while he worked through understanding and accepting this part of himself. We had an amazing marriage at that time. It was hard but we loved and supported each other and at the same time, we came to love ourselves in a whole new way. We also brought an amazing little girl into our lives. We did eventually divorce but we have stayed best of friends through it all. Today I am remarried to another amazing man (Matt), I have 2 step kids, still active in my church, and my ex and I are still best of friends. Not only that, my husband and ex-husband are now great friends as well. We understand and relate to all things co-parenting because while we have an exceptional relationship with Steve, Matt's ex is very high conflict. My ex-husband, my husband, and myself host a podcast together called Husband in Law. We are sharing our stories of love, marriage, coming out, infidelity, divorce, and co-parenting. We are doing this to help individuals view themselves and others in a new light so that they can see not only their own self-worth but also the worth of others. We are changing how people view themselves and others to create stronger relationships. You can find our podcast, social media, accounts, Jessica’s Book, BOLDology Journal, and everything else we have to offer by following this link. https://linktr.ee/theboldlogic
33 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Episode 063: Can a HCBM ever change? Guest Aminah Imani
Coach Naja chats with New York-based comedian and host of Hulu's, Up Early Tonight, Aminah Imani. Once a member of the HCBM (high conflict biomom), through self-awareness, therapy, and the strong desire to protect her son, Aminah has transformed her coparenting relationship into a space of boundaries and mutual respect. Aside from cracking us up, Aminah is schooling us on her healing journey and encouraging all "angry baby mamas" to focus on what's most important. Visit Aminah Imani online at www.aminahimani.com and follow her on social media @aminahimani.
37 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
062: Naja chats with The Radical Stepmoms Podcast about drama, boundaries, & how to move past BS
Coach Naja and Christina Nelson, host of The Radical Stepmoms Podcast chat about stepparenting before an ours baby, handling a HCBM with finesse, and how to quickly get your relationship back on track post drama. If you enjoyed this podcast, visit https://vipstepmom.com to listen as we continue the conversation and go WAY deeper! The MEMBERS-ONLY version is exclusively available at https://vipstepmom.com. CHRISTINA NELSON, is a clinical social worker serving specialized populations in Seattle. This stepmom, mom and wife co-created the “Radical Stepmoms” podcast and says she’s committed to sharing her raw experience, letting others know they aren’t alone. Christina also provides support for stepmoms and their partners, helping them get unstuck so they can build on their love and live more happily.
25 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
060: KID FRIENDLY EPISODE: Naja interviews a stepkid
We know you're not used to Kid-Friendly content at IKIC but this week I'm talking to Avery, a 17- year old who lives with her dad and stepmom. Avery gives a VERY honest interview about her true thoughts about her blended family and what she wishes could be different.
57 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
060: Naja asks a bunch of crazy Family Court questions with Attorney Deborah Pino
In this episode, Naja chats with Deborah Pino about her CRAZY experiences as a Family Court Attorney. The two ladies managed to turn a very serious topic into a hilariously, REAL converstaion. Grab your notepad and your tea! Deborah is an attorney and Guardian Ad Litem in the State of Florida. She has conducted thousands of child support establishment and child support and alimony enforcement bench trials during her time with this office. After promotion to a Senior Attorney position and serving as acting Managing Attorney in that division, Deborah was offered a position as Senior Attorney enforcing support for all of Broward County, Florida. It was during her time with Broward County, that Deborah decided to open her own firm. The Law Offices of Deborah Pino, P.A. was founded in February 2005 where Attorney Pino currently practices family law, which includes paternity, divorce, adoption, child support enforcement and modification. The firm also handles personal injury matters and simple probate. The passion Deborah has for children has steered her in the direction of providing a voice for our youth and she has been trained to serve as a Guardia Ad Litem in all Florida Courts. Recognizing the importance of competent representation in non-traditional venues, Ms. Pino become a member of the Seminole Tribal Court. Visit Deborah online at https://dpinolaw.com/
74 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
059: The Wacky World of Online Dating, spotting fake love, & internet fame
Everyone, including Naja is finding love online. Naja chats with a few popular singles about the new trends in dating apps. Riot da God is the #1 Influencer on Plenty Of Fish, Natoya Matthews is a Pageant Queen, and Rox Amir divorced an online dud ALL from apps. This hilarious episode will thoroughly entertain you, even if you have a boo!
51 minutes | Dec 29, 2020
058: How To Thrive After Divorce with Dr. Toyin
This week's guest, Dr. Toyin was born in Ithaca, New York, grew up in Ibadan, Nigeria and she currently resides in Chicago. According to her personal bio: "As a clinician-researcher in Infectious diseases, I have published in the medical literature but always dreamt of writing at least one book. For the last 12 years, I have been a divorced mom of 2 amazing daughters who inspire and challenge me daily to be the best me. Our journey together inspired this book, my first. The decade after; thriving after divorce, is a labor of love and I am delighted to have you read it! While initially conceived as a model for "sharing tips" with divorced moms, this book emphasizes personal growth and empowers women of all ages, irrespective of marital status to celebrate their awesomeness." #getbetternotbitter #thrivingafterdivorce Visit Dr. Toy online at https://www.thedecadeafter.com/ and follow her on social media @drtfal
63 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
057: Belinda Munro talks marriage, relocation, fertility, and stardom
Belinda Munro stopped by IKIC to catch up with Naja and reminisce on their days as single Harlem girls. She talks glow up, marriage, stepparenting, fertility, and much much more! Belinda is a multi-talented Vocalist, Songwriter, Performance Coach, and Mentor who ignites the unspoken with her Powerful vocals, grace, poise, and dynamic stage presence. She transcends musical borders as she brings her Soulful styling, infused with Gospel, Jazz, and Blues flavoring, to the stage. Visit Belinda online at https://www.belindamunro.com/ and follow her on Instagram at @iambelindamunro
42 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
056: What about toxic siblings with therapist Jummy Olawale
We chat a lot about coparenting drama BUT what about toxic siblings?! Jummy joins IKIC to help us redefine how we see familial trauma and cutting ties with problematic relatives. Jummy is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Life Coach, Speaker and Podcaster. She is also the owner of Focus Counseling, a counseling group practice in Grandview Heights, Ohio where she provides individual and couples therapy.She earned her Bachelor's in Psychology and Natural Science from Canterbury Christ Church University College, England. She also has a Master's of Arts (MA.) degree in Counseling Ministries from Methodist Theological School in Ohio. You can find Jummy online at www.focuscounselingclinic.comwww.jummyolawale.comhttps://www.instagram.com/jummyolawale_the_therapist/channel/https://www.facebook.com/jummyolawaletherapyandcounselinglifeloveandtherapy.libsyn.comI am a married mother of 2 lovely children, I love coffee, cooking and listening to audiobooks and podcasts in my spare time.
43 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
055: Part 2 of 2: Dr. Torri J.rearranges her life and marriage and
In Part 2 or 2, Dr. Torri shares how her relationship with her stepdaughter and her mother almost caused her to lose her marriage. After meeting her father at age 31, only to have him pass away just 2 years later, Dr. Torri was forced to redefine her identity and her life in an instant. She shared some vulnerable moments and got really REAL. Grab a pen and pad because she's dropping jewels!
37 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
054: part 1 of 2 Dr. Torri J. reunites 3,302 families and inadvertently finds her OWN!
Naja has a high energy girlfriend chat with Dr. Torri. The conversation took a turn and ended up becoming a healing moment. This is a 2 part conversation fyi! Dr. Torri J. is the passionate CEO of The Fatherless Generation Foundation. She is a national speaker on the positive influence reunification of fatherless children with their biological fathers has on all parties involved and how reunification ignites the healing necessary to reduce the impact negative stigmas associated with growing up fatherless are having on our society. She is the proud recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from the 44th President of The United States Barack Obama. Dr. Torri J. is a regular on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show with her segment “Father’s Day.” She is also an author, speaker, wife and bonus mom.Her personal journey of growing up in a single-parent household and then reuniting with her biological father has fueled her mission to reunite fatherless children worldwide with their fathers.Dr. Torri J. launched The Fatherless Generation Foundation (TFGF) in 2009. TFGF is a non-profit organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia providing services to 98 cities within 33 states where we are reuniting fathers and their children all while providing the resources and services that strengthen, support, and elevate a commitment to fatherhood and family values. Our services include Husband & Wife Team Mentor Teams, Peer Groups hosted in The Boys & Girls Clubs across America, Tutoring through Kumon, and at the helm of the organization is the Commitment to Fatherhood Program.Since the launch, TFGF has hosted 52,000 fatherless children through their Peer Groups, mentored 216 fatherless children through our Husband & Wife Mentor Teams, Tutored 34, and reunited 3302 fatherless children with their biological fathers! Follow Dr. Torri: www.tfgf.orgwww.drtorrij.com@werfatherless@Iamtorrij
58 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
053: Girlfights, real life drama, and the men in the middle with Tim Watson
Naja chats with IKIC friend, Tim Watson of the Blendcredible podcast about getting caught in the middle of a stepmom/biomom battle. Naja and Tim's brands, integrity both came under siege and almost became casualties of the never-ending war between skirts. Check out this salacious, hilarious, and unbelievable episode while you're having your tea because this one is piping hot!
42 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
052: Naja's family navigates grief at breakfast
We buried my maternal Grandma Lillie on October 7th. My paternal Grandma passed away on July 30th. My Husband's maternal Grandpa passed July 17th. This season has taken the last of my family's elders and we all sat down for a coffee table chat over loss, love, and navigating grief. As my parents remember their mothers' and Tony and I embrace our Grandparents' deaths, we know we have a long road of healing ahead of us, but it sure felt good to talk about it. Life is but a dream.
48 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
051: Did working in a psych ward prepare Amelia for covert parental alienation?
Naja chats with Amelia Lane on convert parental alienation. Amelia Lane is a wife, mother of two and stepmom to one. She and her husband each brought a daughter into their relationship almost 10 years ago and added our “ours baby” 6 years ago. She's always had a passion for helping; previous to her current work as a certified stepfamily coach, she worked as a Personal Support Worker for 10 years in long term care as well as provided care in a variety outpatient psychiatric group homes. www.lanestepfamilycoaching.comFB & IG: lane.stepfamily.coaching
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