My Conversation With Kendall Rose, Author Of The Stepmoms’ Club: How To Be A Stepmom Without Losing Your Money, Your Mind, And Your Marriage

Click Here To Listen Kendall Rose The tips, tricks and support you need to survive stepmotherhood You've met the partner of your dreams and have gotten your happily ever after, but now you've taken on a new role: stepmom. And you have no idea what you signed up for. Or maybe you've been a stepmom for a while now, but things are getting you down. Who do you turn to for help? Where is the stepmothering support group that'll give you the advice you need? Who actually gets how hard being a stepmom can be? We do. We are the women who have chosen stepmotherhood and lived to tell the tale. This guide holds our [...]

Angela C. Santomero, Author Of Preschool Clues: Raising Smart, Inspired, And Engaged Kids In A Screen-Filled World Chats On DrAlvin.com

Click Here To Listen Angela Santomero The award-winning creator of Blue’s Clues, Super Why!, and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood shares the secret sauce behind her shows’ powerful, transformative results in the form of eleven research-based, foundational “clues” to ensure that preschoolers flourish academically, socially, and emotionally during this critical time.

Sara Zaske, Author Of Achtung Baby: An American Mom On The German Art Of Raising Self-Reliant Children Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Sara Zaske An Entertaining, Enlightening Look at the Art of Raising Self-Reliant, Independent Children Based on One American Mom’s Experiences in Germany When Sara Zaske moved from Oregon to Berlin with her husband and toddler, she knew the transition would be challenging, especially when she became pregnant with her second child. She was surprised to discover that German parents give their children a great deal of freedom―much more than Americans. In Berlin, kids walk to school by themselves, ride the subway alone, cut food with sharp knives, and even play with fire. German parents did not share her fears, and their children were thriving. Was she doing the opposite of what [...]

Dorcas Cheng-Tozun, Author Of Start, Love, Repeat: How To Stay In Love With Your Entrepreneur In A Crazy Start-up World Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Dorcas Cheng-Tozun A prescriptive guide to how to keep your relationship strong when there's a start-up in the family. The idea of starting your own business is exhilarating and inspiring. It's one over 30 million Americans pursue. But being the significant other of an entrepreneur is not so glamorous. Boundaries between work and home disappear. Personal savings and business funds become intertwined. You can feel like a single parent as your spouse travels, works late hours, and answers calls and e-mails 24-7.You may even sacrifice a career or move your home for the sake of the business. But there are strategies you can use to combat all this stress and uncertainty. [...]

Dr. Adam Price Author Of He’s Not Lazy: Empowering Your Son To Believe In Himself Chats With Dr. Alvin

Adam Price “Clinical psychologist Price offers one of the most significant books of the year in this new look at an old problem—the underperforming teenage boy… Price’s book brings an important voice to a much needed conversation.” —Library Journal (Starred review) On the surface, capable teenage boys may look lazy. But dig a little deeper, writes child psychologist Adam Price in He’s Not Lazy, and you’ll often find conflicted boys who want to do well in middle and high school but are afraid to fail, and so do not try. This book can help you become an ally with your son, as he discovers greater self-confidence and accepts responsibility for his future.

Greg Lewis, CEO Of The Tennessee Center For Family Business Chats With Dr. Alvin

Greg Lewis Greg Lewis is the CEO of The Tennessee Center for Family Business in Nashville, Tennessee. TNCFB is a diverse community of family business owners working together to grow their businesses through relationships, education and successful generational transition. (www.tncfb.com) Greg has over 25 years of experience being involved in his own family businesses. His personal experience in building and leading family businesses makes him a valuable resource to family business executives who want to become more effective leaders as they deal with the unique mix of family and non-family team members, values, culture and processes in which their family business operates. Drawing on his background as an entrepreneur and leadership trainer, Greg has provided [...]

This Is Ridiculous This Is Amazing: Parenthood In 71 Lists By Jason Good chats with Dr. Alvin

Jason Good Click Here To Listen Blogging sensation and family man Jason Good delivers a laugh-out-loud reminder that everything is easier and more fun when approached with a sense of humor—especially parenting. Each list captures a perfect (or perfectly terrible) aspect of parenthood while wholeheartedly embracing every moment: "You Deserve a Break" offers ideas for downtime, such as giving blood and untangling cords, while "Self-Help from a Three-Year-Old" collects such wisdom as "If you fall down, stay down. Someone will pick you up eventually." Sweet, sincere, and oh-so-true, this is the ideal gift for parents who could use a laugh. And isn't that every single one of them?

When The Cypress Whispers By Yvette Manessis Corporon chats with Dr. Alvin

Yvette Manessis Corporon Click Here To Listen On a beautiful Greek island, myths, magic, and a colorful cast of mortals come together in a lushly atmospheric debut celebrating the powerful bond between an American woman and her Greek grandmother. The daughter of Greek immigrants, Daphne has been brought up to believe in the American dream. When her husband dies in a car accident, leaving her with an inconsolable baby and stacks of bills, she channels everything she has into opening her own Greek restaurant. Now an acclaimed chef and restaurateur, she has also found a second chance at love with her wealthy, handsome fiance. Although American by birth, Daphne spent many blissful childhood summers on [...]

1,107 Baby Names That Stand The Test Of Time By Jennifer Griffin chats with Dr. Alvin

Jennifer Griffin Click Here To Listen There are tens of thousands of baby names out there—and books that dutifully list them. And then there is 1,107 Baby Names That Stand the Test of Time—a curated, considered, opinionated, and richly informative guide that winnows down the world of baby names to help moms and dads make smart choices, sidestep the trendiness trap, and avoid the ranks of parents (more than 54%) who later regret the name they chose.

How To Babysit Grandma By Jean Reagan chats with Dr. Alvin

Jean Reagan Click Here To Listen When you babysit a grandma, if you're lucky . . . it's a sleepover at her house! And with the useful tips found in this book, you're guaranteed to become an expert grandma-sitter in no time. (Be sure to check out the sections on: How to keep a grandma busy; Things to do at the park; Possible places to sleep, and what to do once you're both snugly tucked in for the night.) From the author-illustrator team behind the bestselling How to Babysit a Grandpa comes a funny and heartwarming celebration of grandmas and grandchildren.