Barbara Goldberg


In 1987, I misplaced my first husband…similar to misplacing your car keys. I came home and my husband was gone, which led me to a life as a single mom for six years. I was a single mom to a darling, little boy, Ean. I am Barb Goldberg. I was about to embark on my next adventure. Read on…

Several years later, I was at a friend’s birthday party at a local restaurant. I noticed a lone gentleman in the room and knew immediately that I would someday marry that guy. I told my best friend to take a look at him because I would one day marry him. True to my word, I married “that guy”, my second husband, Bruce several years later: thus, began my journey as a stepmother to three wonderful kids: Adrienne, Nathan and Betsy. I now had the opportunity to parent children who ranged in age from six to fifteen. It wasn’t long before my children started to label me, “Wicked One”: a name I have worn with pride (especially when given the opportunity to shoot at them at laser tag).

I made it my personal mission to make sure that I showed those kids a good time and appropriate revenge on a daily basis. It has been quite the ride that I share with my readers and students.

Besides parenting, I am a Certified Life Coach, studying with Dr. Martha Beck. Dr. Beck has been seen on The Oprah Winfrey Show is a world-renowned author and Harvard graduate. I also have spent almost the last 20 years in corporate America with a large Fortune 500 company: skills that have certainly helped to create my evil methodologies. Previous to this career, I was a special educator: which gave me skills to survive the corporate America career.

My education includes a Masters in Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education.

Welcome to the World of the Evil Stepmother!
Barb Goldberg