Last week I shared part one of my first-ever bonus episode - a crossover with Sarene Leeds, host of the Emotional Abuse Is Real podcast. If you missed that, go check it out HERE. You can pick up on part two HERE.

LISTEN ON: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Music | Pandora | Any Player

This part of my backstory plays out like a Lifetime Movie...or a country song. It's quite the rollercoaster.

Prefer to listen to this episode on YouTube?

This is quite different content than what I normally share around here, but given that it's a critical part of the journey that's gotten me where I am today, I felt compelled to share this as bonus content for those of you who'd like to get to know me a little better.

Listen to this podcast episode on Spotify.

It's the most I've shared about my story publicly thus far - and there are many details to digest - but if my vulnerability empowers one person to take a step forward in a positive direction, then it's worth it to me.

Resources & Support

Valuable resources are available for anyone experiencing emotional abuse. If you are a victim of emotional abuse and need help, please call or text the Suicide and Crisis Hotline at 988. Or, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. You can also text START to 88788, or visit

Connect with Secret Mom Hacks:

Connect with Sarene Leeds:

Thank you (again) Sarene for welcoming me onto your show and giving me the opportunity to share with your listeners.

(I can't wait to share your Secret Mom Hacks with mine soon!)

That's right...we have a whole series of hacks coming from Sarene, so standby for those!


Listen to these episodes next: