Barb is the author/blogger of The Evil Stepmother Speaks and is one of the founders of stepmother and step couple retreats at the Stepmom Sanctuary Retreats. As a stepmother and mother to four children, Barb got tired of constantly being asked: How did you do it? Why are those kids constantly laughing? So, she applied her skills as a life coach, teacher and corporate businesswoman and created The Evil Stepmother Speaks as a resource and inspiration to all stepmothers. Barb’s frank style and ‘tell it like it is’ attitude will keep you laughing, and you will always leave with a practical idea.
Barbara has a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, a Master’s degree in Business Administration and is a certified Martha Beck life coach. You can hear Barb weekly on The Evil Stepmother Speaks Radio Show on BlogTalk Radio. Her book, The Evil Stepmother Speaks: A Guide for Stepfamilies Who Want to Love and Laugh is a favorite among step families. Barbara has been an expert guest on CBS Talk Radio, Martha Stewart Living Radio, the Dr. Beth Erickson Show, The Pat McMahon Show and other media outlets. She has also been an audience expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show. You can read Barb’s articles in The Huffington Post, and she was selected as a syndicated blogger for BlogHer. Her blog, “The Evil Stepmother Speaks” was chosen as #1 Blended-Family Blog by Circle of Moms. Her Facebook communities, The Evil Stepmother Speaks and the private community, Stepmom Life Class are outlets for thousands of stepmothers.
Barb lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her second husband. She has three stepchildren and one biological son.