Three incredible deliberate mothers have prepared some great posts featured in this week's podcast. And our team of editors has done a GREAT job preparing their posts for the site. To make it easy for you to enjoy their words and reflect on their beautiful thoughts, we've put together an audio version for Power of Moms Radio.

Enjoy this incredible advice from other deliberate mothers--and don't miss the question and challenge at the end of each one!

(Plus, did you know YOU could be an author at Power of Moms? Our Author Page is linked at the bottom of each page on the website....We'd love to hear from YOU!)

We hope this week's podcast episode provides support for you in your work as a deliberate mother!

 For full show notes, see www.powerofmoms.com/radio

Direct download: S2E10_Audio_Posts.mp3
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As a special Mother's Day podcast, I sat down with Rachel Nielson from the 3in30 podcast to share some of my favorite experiences with my own mother, Zoe. Would you like some incredibly simple ways to bring more power and joy to your mothering? We hope you love these ideas as much as we do!

 For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/2-9

Direct download: 2.9.POM.EverydayConnections.mp3
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Today's podcast is simply one side of a conversation between me and you where I talk about the following topics:
 
- "Mommy is a Person" - It's easy for us to become "responders" and even "people pleasers," but it's totally possible to balance the love we have for our families with our personhood.
- The importance of holding onto our personal power. Please learn from my mistakes. It's been a painful road, but I'm coming back.
- The process of acknowledging how much we ARE doing. I've had some conversations with a variety of mothers lately who are going through a lot, but often do not realize it. This needs to change for all of us.
- How to plan our lives in a way that makes sense. I'll walk you through David Allen's Natural Planning Model and explain how it can help!
- How we can be catalysts of change. I'll share a story from 10 years ago when Eric and I wanted to start a home business and make some other big changes in our lives, but all we had was a tight, cramped, cluttered office--and no energy to do anything but watch TV at night.
- Details about a "Command Central Boot Camp" coming soon at LearnDoBecome, if you want to be part of the fun with us!
 
We're so happy to have you here with us at Power of Moms Radio!
 
For full show notes, see www.powerofmoms.com/radio/
Direct download: S2E8_Mothers_Are_People.mp3
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Based on a post April wrote a while back, this “audio post” episode reaffirms that yes, life can be hard. Yes, sometimes we feel like giving up. But here is a reminder of a six powerful reasons NEVER to do so.

For full show notes, please visit: https://powerofmoms.com/2-7

Direct download: 2.7.POMRadio.SixReasonsToNeverGiveUp.AS.mp3
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I (April) have had some personal struggles over the past several months and years--particularly as I tried to do do more than one day's share each day, and as I tried to combat a really mean voice in my head that was waking me up each morning. I've finally found the solutions to these two challenges, and whether or not you struggle with the same kinds of things, I thought that perhaps my experiences could be helpful to you. Enjoy today's episode, and please share your thoughts and comments below!

For full show notes and links, see www.powerofmoms.com/radio/

Direct download: POMRadio-S2E6-Aha_Moments.mp3
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Jill Savage is an amazing woman. But not just because she speaks, writes, shares goodness and leads thousands of people around the world. It’s because she’s real. And she knows how to look at motherhood with a solid, beautiful perspective that can’t help but inspire you.
 
In today’s episode of Power of Moms Radio, we discuss some great topics that can help you better care for your family including
How to catch ourselves before we go down "the rabbit hole” of frustration and comparison.
 
- How to transform the challenges of marriage and use them as growing opportunities.
 
- How to recognize when we’re unfairly comparing our children—to each other, to kids we know, or to those “imaginary perfect kids” that we’re sure exist somewhere out there.
 
- How to use the “CLAP” acronym to help us respond to a child who is perhaps driving us crazy.  :)
 
- How to fill our wells and take care of ourselves—because all this work we’re doing to emotionally support our families require energy that must be replenished.
 
For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/2-5
 
Direct download: 2.5.POM.GettingOverThePerfectionInfection_.mp3
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For full shownotes, see powerofmoms.com/radio

Direct download: POMRadio-S2E4-Staying_Calm_in_a_Perfect_Storm.mp3
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Do you ever feel like "dreaming" is for OTHER people, but not mothers? Then honestly, you must listen to today's podcast. We're going to show you the world is open to all of us, even those who are in the trenches raising the next generation.

For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/2-3

Direct download: 02.03.POM.Dream.mp3
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In this episode Rachel and I talk about: having a focused list and clearly identified next actions, saying no graciously, and taking ownership for our overwhelm. If you’re feeling the least bit overwhelmed, these principles can help you breathe a little more easily and enjoy your family even more.

Direct download: 2.2.POMRadio.GettingOutOfOverwhelm.AprilRachel.mp3
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Each of us has “secret disasters”–moments that feel impossible, but no one ever sees. When we can learn to see these disasters as opportunities for beautiful change, we’ll welcome them with open arms. Join April Perry in this first podcast of Season 2, where she shares her recent post AND the incredible messages submitted by Power of Moms community members. Stay tuned at the end of the podcast for an update on what's happening behind the scenes and what's coming next!

For more info, see powerofmoms.com/2-1

Direct download: POMRadio-S2E1-SecretDisasters.mp3
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