Have you heard about S.M.A.R.T. Goals? This idea has been gaining momentum over the past several years, and today we're going back into our Power of Moms Radio archives to bring you one of the very first episodes with April and Saren. Join them for a down-to-earth heart-to-heart talk about how to set and achieve meaningful goals.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/92

Direct download: 092.POMRadio.SMARTGoals.AS.mp3
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How do you handle holiday giving? How many gifts do you buy for others? How do you keep spending and stress under control? Join this fun conversation and share YOUR thoughts!

For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/90

Direct download: 090.POMRadio.HolidayGivingIdeas.AS_1.mp3
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We've all heard that eating more vegetables is important. But actually DOING it can be challenging! In this podcast, April and Saren share what they're doing to make veggies a bigger part of their families' diets. For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/89

Direct download: 089.POMRadio.SANEUpdateVeggies.AprilSaren.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Ready to give yourself an emotional lift and create new, powerful habits that will make you a better mom (and person)? Join Rachel Nielson and April Perry in this powerful, honest discussion--packed full of strategies you can apply TODAY. Show notes available at www.powerofmoms.com/87

Direct download: 087.POMRadio.UnhealthyStress.AprilRachelNielson.mp3
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Have you heard about "the best nine minutes of the day"? Thousands of mothers worldwide have loved this simple, powerful idea we call "the best nine minutes." Join us here at Power of Moms Radio, and we'll you what it's all about!  For full show notes visit powerofmoms.com/86

Direct download: 086.POMRadio.BestNineMinutes.AprilAmyMakechnie.mp3
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In this week’s Radio Show, April and Saren share simple tried-and-true ideas for making gratitude and optimism a more prevalent part of our lives and our children’s lives.

Some ideas include being a bit more mindful of the examples we set (are we focusing on all the things we don’t have?), encouraging habits like writing frequent thank you notes or identifying our favorite parts of each day, and making it a point to keep a healthy internal dialogue going.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/85

Direct download: 2013.11.12gratitude.mp3
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Can you really get in shape by eating MORE and exercising LESS? If you're tired of doing math at the dinner table and/or starving yourself in order to lose weight, this podcast is for you. Jonathan Bailor and April Perry will discuss simple ways to help our families eat more healthfully. For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/80

Direct download: 080.POMRadio.CalorieMyth.AprilJonathanBailor.mp3
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Are you looking for a totally COMFORTABLE way to help your children learn about the dangers of pornography--and develop a strong internal filter? This interview with Kristen Jensen, author of "Good Pictures Bad Pictures" will show you exactly how to get started. For show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/79.

 

Direct download: 079.POMRadio.Pornography.AprilKristenJensen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Family fun doesn’t need to be about complicated decorations or wearing ourselves out with dozens of events.  But with a little bit of planning and a deliberate-motherhood mindset, this fall is destined to be the best one yet! 

For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/78

 

Direct download: 078.POMRadio.PlainAndSimpleFunThisFall.AS.mp3
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What can your family do to help change the world? In this 30-minute episode, Saren interviews her father, New York Times #1 Bestselling Author Richard Eyre, about his latest book, The Turning: Why The State of the Family Matters and What the World Can Do About It.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/76

Direct download: 076.POMRadio.TheTurning.SarenRichardEyre.mp3
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In this episode, Saren talks to Holly Hamilton-Bleakley, a college friend and mother of 6 who has a PhD in philosophy, about how motherhood is not only about helping our children become the people they need to be, it's about helping US become the people WE need to be.  For show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/75

Direct download: 075.POMRadio.MotherhoodISAboutYou.SarenHolly.mp3
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Join Saren and April as they share their "back to school" stories--along with plenty of practical tips for making the transition work for the whole family.  For show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/74

Direct download: 074.POMRadio.BackToSchoolRoutines.AS.mp3
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In this podcast, veteran teacher, Amanda Roos, talks with Saren about helpful principles that work really well in teaching AND in parenting. For show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/73
Direct download: 073.POMRadio.TeacherInspiredParentingPrinciples.SarenAmandaRoos.mp3
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If you often feel like you're surrounded with "stuff," you're not alone. Join April Perry and Alice Fulton Osborne as they discuss practical strategies for streamlining our lives. (It will do more for you than you think!) Show notes available at powerofmoms.com/71.

Direct download: POM71.GettingRidofClutter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Looking for some great Disney insider tips from moms you can trust? This episode features excellent ideas for making your Disneyland vacation a family-strengthening experience--plus you'll hear lots of practical suggestions for making day trips work--wherever you are! For a full Power of Moms Disney Guide, please visit www.powerofmoms.com/Disney.

Direct download: Disneyland_and_Making_Day_Trips_Work.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

If another mom knew that your child was posting inappropriate things on social media or doing something else that the majority of us would find concerning, would you want her to tell you? See what our community has to say.  Full show notes avaliable at powerofmoms.com/69

Direct download: 069.POMRadio.HowMuchDoYouWantToKnow.AS.mp3
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Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and felt incredibly frustrated by what you see?  Join April Perry, Power of Moms Co-Founder, and Lindsay Kite of Beauty Redefined as they discuss how to develop healthy perspectives and habits to strengthen mothers . . . and future generations.  Show notes avaliable at powerofmoms.com/68

Direct download: 068.POMRadio.BeautyRedefined.AprilLindsayKite.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

How do we raise children who feel at home in the world?  How do we create homes full of rich traditions, fun (and educational) discussions, and exciting new experiences that build character and compassion?  This podcast will show you how.  Full show notes at powerofmoms.com/67

Direct download: 067.POMRadio.RaisingGlobalChildren.AprilHomaTavangar.mp3
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Join Saren as she sits down with her nine-year-old twins and gets their perspective on summer goals.  They discuss some of their daily routines, what they look forward to, and how to keep motivated doing their daily must-do's, summer camp activities, and goals.  For show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/66

Direct download: 066.POMRadio.SarenTwins.mp3
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It's so easy to see the things in our lives that are left undone, not done to our standards, or forgotten, that we overlook all the good we are doing and all we are accomplishing. How can we concentrate on the positive? How do you keep your confidence up? How do you help your children see the progress they are making? How do you make sure your husband is appreciated for the things he does? In this podcast, Saren Eyre Loosli and Tiffany Sowby discuss their ideas and practical advice for building up our families and creating a positive attitude in our homes.  For show notes please visit powerofmoms.com/65

Direct download: 065.POMRadio.BuildingUp.AS.mp3
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Have you ever had a day where you didn't get to anything on your list because you were needed constantly by others? In this radio show, April and Saren discuss some of our community's best ideas for how we can avoid feeling overwhelmed and put-upon as we strive to find balance between working on our projects and meeting the needs of those we want to support. For show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/64

Direct download: 2013.7.13.mp3
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Are you familiar with that time every evening where your children require extra patience? Come listen to April and Saren discuss ideas for coping with the "Witching Hour." Show notes available at powerofmoms.com/63

Direct download: POMRadio.WitchingHour.AS.mp3
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Is it our job to make our children's childhood magical? Or should we simply get out of the way so our kids can make their own magic? Join Saren and April as they discuss a variety of perspectives to help us find the right balance. For show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/62

Direct download: 062.POMRadio.MagicInChildhood.AS.mp3
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We all go through hard things. And sometimes we can feel so alone as we face issues and trials that are very personal or that need to be kept somewhat confidential. In this episode, April and Saren share ideas for finding (and offering) support and comfort during those really hard times.  For show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/61

Direct download: 061POMRadio.NotAlone.AS.mp3
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Join April and Saren as they share what they've learned about exercise and healthy eating - and explain how what we LOOK like matters much less than how we FEEL. For show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/60

Direct download: 060.POMRadio.ExerciseAndHealth.AS.mp3
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Do you ever stop to think about what your children or grandchildren will remember about you once you're gone? It's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day family work, so today we're taking some time to really think about how our choices now will affect generations to come. Show notes at www.powerofmoms.com/59.

Direct download: 059.POMRadio.WhatLegacyAreYouLeaving.mp3
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Do you ever get to the end of the day and wonder if you're a motherhood "success"? Join April and Saren in this heart-to-heart conversation about defining success, enjoying the process, and recognizing that deliberate mothers ARE enough. For show notes, please visit, powerofmoms.com/58

Direct download: 058.POMRadio.SuccessfulAsAMother.AS.mp3
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Do you feel an urge to "jump in" whenever your child disagrees with another child? Do you sometimes get yourself too involved and then wish you'd just given your child a little space? Join in on this fun conversation as three moms share principles that help teach children to handle tricky situations that sometimes arise with their friends. Show notes available at www.powerofmoms.com/57.

Direct download: 057.POMRadio.KidsCanWorkThingsOut.mp3
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For a wide variety of reasons, there are MANY women who are mothering alone (and that is never easy). Join April Perry and Kristine Schellhaas, founder of USMC Life (an online community for military families) as they share strategies that will help.  Visit powreofmoms.com/55 for complete show notes.

Direct download: 055.POMRadio.MotheringAlone.AprilKristineSchellhaas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

If your children bicker and argue (and we’re guessing they do), what do you do about it? In this week’s radio show, Saren and April discuss some of their own experiences handling sibling rivalry (some that work, some that don’t!). It's always an adventure. Let's learn together!  For show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/54

Direct download: 054.POMRadio.SiblingRivalry.AS.mp3
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Those long, lovely days of summer can become some of our family's best memories. But how do we create a little more structure so that summer break is enjoyable for EVERYONE? April and Saren share their best tips here. / For show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/53

Direct download: 053.POMRadio.Summer.AS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Want to raise money-smart kids? In this fun, information-packed discussion with Rachel Ramsey Cruze (daughter of financial guru Dave Ramsey), you'll learn practical tips that will inspire the whole family. / For show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/52

Direct download: 052.POMRadio.SmartMoneySmartKids.RachaelCruze.mp3
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In this episode, Saren talks with her parents (Richard and Linda Eyre, NYTimes #1 Bestselling Authors of parenting books) about what they feel was most important as they reflect on their 43 years of parenting their nine children. This lively conversation offers some invaluable insights into deliberate parenting!  Visit powerofmoms.com/51 for show notes

Direct download: 051.POMRadio.WhatMattersMost.Eyres.mp3
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Some sort of grocery shopping typically needs to happen at least once a week. But how do you make this into a process that the whole family ENJOYS? Join Saren and April as they share their top tips (and biggest grocery nightmares) with Power of Moms Radio. Show notes available at www.powerofmoms.com/50

Direct download: 050.POMRadio.GroceryShoppingTips.AS.mp3
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In this podcast April Perry and Mary Jenkins discuss how Power of Moms has helped create more structure for Mary's two children who have both been diagnosed with autism. Mary also shares some of her favorite resources and offers encouragement for other families making a similar journey. Show notes available at www.powerofmoms.com/49.

Direct download: 049.POMRadio.MaryJenkins.mp3
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Deliberate mothers who celebrate Easter most likely want this to be a special time for the whole family. (But wow, all of the options out there for decorations, activities, gifts, and teaching opportunities can feel a bit overwhelming.) Join Saren and April as they discuss ways to make the coming week simple, fun, and beautiful.  For show notes please visit powerofmoms.com/48

 

Direct download: 048.POMRadio.Easter.AS.mp3
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Last Thursday we celebrated the launch of Motherhood Realized at a lovely event in Salt Lake City. In this podcast, April and Saren share what they learned from other moms at the event and offer great ideas for how you can build meaningful friendships with like-minded mothers, and realize the power and beauty of sharing our hearts, our needs, and our joys with other mothers.  Show notes avaliable at powerofmoms.com/47

Direct download: 047.POMRadio.GatherInPerson.mp3
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It's way too easy to forget that moms are people.  This week's Power of Moms Radio show will walk you through three simple steps for getting back on track. Show notes available at www.powerofmoms.com/46

Direct download: 046.POMRadio.RememeberYoureAPerson.AS.mp3
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You have a powerful voice, and the more you use it, the stronger it will become. Join Sarah Hull and April Perry (in their minivan-sound-studio) as they encourage you to confidently and deliberately develop your own voice. Show notes available at www.powerofmoms.com/45.

Direct download: 045.POMRadio.UsingOurVoices.SarahHull.mp3
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How on earth do you take a three-week road trip with five children and make it a fantastic experience?  In this radio episode, Saren will show us how.
We'll talk about preparing for the trip, making car-time fun, and implementing a "point system" that encourages children to use their time wisely.  We'll also discuss lots of great suggestions for dealing with the squabbling, building in down-time, and enjoying the process.  Visit powerofmoms.com/44 for show notes.

Direct download: 044.POMRadio.RoadTripTips.AS.mp3
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Power of Moms is a gathering place for "deliberate mothers," but what IS a deliberate mother? Come find out in this fun conversation with April and Saren. Show notes and information on Power of Moms two published books can be found at powerofmoms.com/43.

Direct download: 043.POMRadio.DefiningDeliberateMotherhood.AS.mp3
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Want to learn a little more about our brand new book that is currently #1 in all of Amazon's Motherhood category? This bonus radio interview with April Perry--by Dave Woodward and Ambyr Rose of 92.1 "The Frog" WFGF in Lima, Ohio--will give you a sneak peek into the book--along with some special additional content from April. We are within shouting distance of reaching the NYTimes Bestsellers' List, and we would LOVE for you to visit our book page at www.powerofmoms.com/mr. Thanks!

Direct download: POMRadio.BONUS.MRInterview1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:17pm PST

Motherhood is a beautiful, wonderful pursuit. But it sure involves a lot of mundane tasks that have to be done again and again and again! In this week's Radio Show, April and Saren discuss ways to find meaning and magic in the mundane. Show notes available at www.powerofmoms.com/42

Direct download: 042.POMRadio.JobNeverDone.AS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

"Hey, Mom! Can I _____?" (You fill in the blank!) It is SO easy to say no--especially when our children want to do something messy, time-consuming, or inconvenient. But what if we all decided to say "Yes!" just a little more often? Join Catherine Arveseth and April Perry as they share some powerful experiences and personal stories that will give you some GREAT food for thought that applies to children of all ages. Show notes available at www.powerofmoms.com/41. "Motherhood Realized," the brand new book co-authored by April, Catherine, and more authors from Power of Moms can be found at www.powerofmoms.com/mr.

 

Direct download: 041.POMRadio.SayYes.mp3
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Power of Moms Co-Founder, Saren, and her sister, Shawni, who runs the popular blog 71 Toes share what they're learning about building and maintaining strong relationships with teenagers. Show notes available at www.powerofmoms.com/40. (And there is a whole series of these Family Life podcasts--recorded for moms AND dads that you can access from that page. Thanks!)

Direct download: 040.POMRadio.StrongRelationshipwithTeens.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Most of our lives are filled with ordinary activities. And often we look at everyone whose life looks "fabulous," and we wonder, "What am I DOING?" This podcast with April Perry and Tiffany Sowby features a beautiful perspective that ALL of us need to remember. Show notes are available at www.powerofmoms.com/39. To find out about our new book, please visit www.powerofmoms.com/mr. Thanks!

Direct download: 039.POMRadio.FabulouslyOrdinary.mp3
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What IS a "good mom" anyway? Do you ever find yourself feeling frustrated with yourself because you don't meet those expectations you've built up in your mind? Join April and Allyson for a down-to-earth discussion that will help ALL of us redefine what it means to be a good mother. Show notes at www.powerofmoms.com/38 (And if you want to download a FREE chapter of the new book at Power of Moms, "Motherhood Realized," go to www.powerofmoms.com/mr.) Thanks!

Direct download: 038.POMRadio.GoodMomRedefined.mp3
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Do you ever feel like there are too many choices regarding how to spend your time? Join Saren Eyre Loosli, April Perry, Allyson Reynolds, and Kelly King Anderson in a fun Learning Circle-type discussion about how we devote our best energies to our top priorities (or, at least, how we're really trying).Show notes available at www.powerofmoms.com/37

Direct download: 037.POMRadio.PickingPriorities.AS.mp3
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If we want our CHILDREN to dream, we need to lead by example. This podcast features inspiring ways to take our dreams to the next level--and pursue them in tandem with deliberate motherhood. Show notes available at www.powerofmoms.com/36

Direct download: 036.POMRadio.Howmomscandream.AS.mp3
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What's the top piece of advice you'd give to an expectant mother? We posed this question to our community and received great responses. To see our show notes visit powerofmoms.com/35

Direct download: 035.POMRadio.ExpectantMothers.AS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

How do we avoid the "compare snare" and celebrate the unique strengths each mother brings to her family? GREAT ideas in this conversation. Show notes and printable worksheet available at www.powerofmoms.com/34.

Direct download: 034.POMRadio.Celebrateyourstrengths.AS.mp3
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The basic message of this podcast? ALL mothers can get through hard times and cherish the moments with their children. Jessee Stewart's first daughter was born with a rare heart disease and only lived for two months, but Jessee learned some powerful lessons in the process and is here to share with deliberate mothers everywhere.  For Show Notes and photos, see www.powerofmoms.com/33.

Direct download: 033.POMRadio.Cherishthelittlethings.Jessee.mp3
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Feeling overwhelmed by the stuff in your home? In this episode, April and Saren offer practical tips for streamlining and organizing the toys, clothes, dishes and furnishings. Join the conversation! Show notes available at www.powerofmoms.com/32

Direct download: 032.POMRadio.OrganizingStuff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Do you yearn to help solve the problems of the world? April and Saren discuss simple ways you and your family can make an impact on the larger world.  Show notes available at www.powerofmoms.com/31

Direct download: 031.POMRadio.AreYouMakingADifference.AS.mp3
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If making time for exercise, as a busy mom, has ever felt impossible to you, you NEED to listen to this podcast. Maybe you can even listen while you're out on a run! Show notes available at www.powerofmoms.com/30

Direct download: 030.POMRadio.MakingTimetoExercise.AS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Listen as April and Saren share their experiences with laundry--alongside lots of concrete tips from our community. There's no one "right" way, but with all these great ideas, you're sure to discover tips to make laundry work better in your home!  Show notes available at www.powerofmoms.com/29

Direct download: 029.POMRadio.Laundry.AS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

EVERY mother has times when she feels burned out. (We're only human!) In this radio show, April and Saren share their own stories--plus a variety of thoughts from our Power of Moms community that will help us identify our burn-out triggers (and prevent them!).  Show notes available at www.powerofmoms.com/27

Direct download: 027.POMRadio.MommyBurnout.AS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Ever find yourself putting off a big task or project? Wish you could conquer procrastination once and for all? April and Saren share their secret weapon for getting the right things done.  Show notes available at www.powerofmoms.com/26

Direct download: 026POMRadio.Procrastination1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Raising a strong, happy family is ideally a team effort, but we've found that before a couple can be on the same page concerning their children, we need to be on the same page as a couple. Join Power of Moms Co-Director, April Perry, and her husband, Eric, as they discuss powerful principles for building a strong family on a strong marriage.  Show notes available at www.powerofmoms.com/25

Direct download: 025.POMRadio.ExpectationsMarraige.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Ever feel like you're spread too thin? Join April and Saren (and our community of deliberate mothers) who share their best ideas for discovering and living by that deeper YES.  Show notes available at www.powerofmoms.com/24

Direct download: 024.POMRadio.DeeperYes.AS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Great relationships with our children require an investment of time and energy, and one-on-one time (though often tricky to get) is a fantastic way to build family bonds that will last. Join Saren and April as they share tried-and-true ideas for making one-on-one time effective and enjoyable. Show notes available at www.powerofmoms.com/22

Direct download: 022.POMRadio.OneOnOneTime.AS.fullradioshow.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:22pm PST

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