What do you think is the key to happiness? Could it be gratitude?

In this episode, Saren shares three great posts on gratitude. Each post offers stories and concrete ideas to help you pump up the gratitude and experience greater happiness in your life.

For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/135

 

Direct download: 135.POMRadio.KeyToHappiness.mp3
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With the holidays right around the corner, Saren and April offer great ideas to help you figure out what events and activities are most important for YOUR family and plan how to get things done in an efficient and stress-free way.

Want to download your own free Holiday Planning Guide? Please visit powerofmoms.com/134 for the full show notes.

Direct download: 134.POMRadio.Holiday2015.mp3
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Whitney Johnson understands disruptive innovation on both a personal and corporate level better than just about anyone else in the world. Whitney Johnson used the theory of disruptive innovation to invest in publicly traded stocks and private early-stage companies. In her recently published book, Disrupt Yourself, she helps people like us understand how the frameworks of disruptive innovation can apply to our own chosen paths. In this episode hosted by Saren, Whitney talks us through how we can heighten our effectiveness and enjoyment as moms.

For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/133

Direct download: 133.POMRadio.DisruptYourself.SarenWhitneyJohnson.mp3
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Do you find Halloween to be fun? Stressful? Scary? Annoying? All of the above? How can you make Halloween really work for your family?

In this week's episode, Saren reads her post, A Deliberate Mother's Guide to Simple Halloween Fun, and shares some of the many many great comments with further ideas added by readers. The principles shared here apply to ALL holidays!

For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/132

Direct download: 132.Halloween.AudioPost.mp3
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We talk a lot here at Power of Moms about dealing with stress. That's a regular part of motherhood, and because it comes in so many ways, there may never come a time when we are immune from the pressure.

But let's stop for a minute and think about it: When we are physically struggling with illness, fatigue, or injury, we don't hesitate to talk about it, to address it, and hopefully to fix it. However, when we are mentally struggling, we too often hide it, ignore it, or pretend it isn't even a problem. (But it still is.)

Carmen Rasmusen Herbert, American Idol Top 6 Finalist from Season 2, is now a mother of four young boys--and in a recent post she wrote (linked below and discussed in the podcast), she shares practical solutions for other moms who are doing everything in their power to maintain their mental health.

Recording this podcast with Carmen was a pleasure. It was a chance for me (April) to slow down for a moment and think--really think--about what I can do to make sure I'm taking care of myself as a mother.

So come join us for a totally down-to-earth conversation where we'll open our hearts, and then invite you to do the same.  (Comments always invited and appreciated!) 

For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/131

Direct download: 131.POMRadio.MentalHealthInMotherhood.AprilCarmen_-_102015_11.00_PM.mp3
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Every mother has to defy some type of gravity every single day. To become who we're meant to become takes work--and often that work feels impossible to accomplish. Listen to the ideas shared in this podcast, and then decide what YOU can do today and this week to defy gravity in your own life.

To print your own copy of this article and to explore the Learning Circles program at Power of Moms, please visit this link: https://powerofmoms.com/learningcircle

Direct download: POMRadio130.DefyingGravity.mp3
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Join us as April reads a touching post by Katie Wetherbee.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/129

Direct download: 128.POMRadio.JoyorJustWait.AudioPost.mp3
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In this episode, Saren interviews Stephanie Langford, real food expert, mom of five little ones, and blogger at Keeper of the Home, about how we can realistically make "real food" a bigger focus on our homes.  Stephanie explains what "real food" is, why it's so important, and shares concrete and totally doable tips for integrating more healthy foods into our family's diet - without spending a lot of time or money. For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/128

Direct download: 128.POMRadio.RealFoodMadeSimple.SarenStephani.mp3
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This Audio Post is an article April wrote four years ago and is based on Mind Organization for Moms, a GTD®-based system developed by April Perry at Power of MomsShe reminds us that living with intention means that we take the time to assess our lives and figure out what we’re actually doing with our time and energy.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/127

Direct download: 127.POMRadio.CreatingABeautifulLifeThatFitsOnOnePlate.mp3
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Join April and Saren for a lively discussion about three of the main issues we struggle with in our families - positive communication (reducing all that yelling and whining!), effective routines, and helping our children become more capable and independent.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/126

Direct download: 126.POMRadio.SettingUpYourFamilyForSuccess.mp3
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What do you do if your child is overweight? Do you just not say anything about it? Do you feed your child less? Do you encourage your child to exercise more? Join April Perry and Jonathan Bailor as they share sound advice--based on experience AND science to help any child or any family looking for long-term health and wellness. (BONUS material included in this podcast...meet Jonathan Bailor's mother in an exclusive Power of Moms interview.)  For full show notes and for the link to the video, please visit powerofmoms.com/125

Direct download: 125.POMRadio.ChildOverweightJonsMom.AprilJonathanBailor.mp3
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Looking for ways to make your morning as a mom more productive and happy--so you can have a great start to each day? This interview with MoneySavingMom.com's Crystal Paine will show you the principles to help you get started.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/124

Direct download: 124.POMRadio.Mornings.AprilCrystalPaine.mp3
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Join Saren and Holly Hamilton-Bleakely, PhD as they discuss how we can figure out our REAL purpose in parenting while helping our children develop into the people they are meant to be.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/123

Direct download: 123.POMRadio.ReflectionsOfAFailedTigerMother.SarenHolly.mp3
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This enlightening podcast with "Hands Free Mama" is exactly what every mother needs. Join us for powerful reminders and strategies to overcome distraction, live better, and love more.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/122

To learn more and to connect with Rachel, please visit:

Hands Free Life (Rachel's newest book.  Click to learn more about it and to order it)
Pre-order bonus and Hands Free Life book page (Click to learn more and pre-order)
Direct download: 122.POMRadio.HandsFreeLife.AprilRachelStafford.mp3
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In this week's episode, Saren interviews our good friend Amy McCready about her exciting new book, the Me, Me, Me Epidemic. Amy shares three powerful tools from the "Un-Entitler Toolbox" included in her book and offers perspective on the underlying causes and solutions for entitlement.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/121

Direct download: 121.POMRadio.ProtectingKidsFromTheMeMeMeEpidemic.SarenAmyMcCready.mp3
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Join April Perry & Dina Alexander (from Educate & Empower Kids) as they discuss the book series "30 Days of Sex Talks." 

Then you will most definitely want to order these books:

30 Days of Sex Talks for Ages 3-7

30 Days of Sex Talks for Ages 8-11

30 Days of Sex Talks for Ages 12+

Articles:

Why We Need to Fight for Our Kids' Healthy Sexuality

4 Simple Activities That Can Enhance Communication With Your Kids

Direct download: 000.POMRadio.30DaysofSexTalks.AprilDinaAlexander.mp3
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If you're looking for ways to be more productive and happy as a mother, and if you'd like help applying the principles of "Getting Things Done" to family life, this podcast will provide tangible ways to get started.
 
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Direct download: POMRadio.118.BeyondTheToDoList.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43pm PST

We recently received an email from one of our community members who wants to feel more joy in motherhood, but who is going through some incredibly difficult challenges. In this audio post, April Perry shares the anonymous email, reads several of the beautiful responses posted by our community members, and invites YOU to share your wisdom, as well!  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/117

Direct download: POMRadio117.QofWeek.WhenThingsFeelOutofControl.mp3
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In this week's episode, Saren and her friend Janelle discuss what they believe is most important for preschool-aged children and share what the Joy School program can offer to kids - and moms!  While this episode focuses on the benefits of the Joy School co-op preschool curriculum, the principles that Saren and Janelle discuss apply to any mom of preschoolers.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/116

Direct download: 116.POMRadio.FindingTheRightPreschoolOption.SarenJanelle.mp3
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In this episode, Saren shares some personal experiences, eye-opening statistics, and research about how important it is for children to engage with nature. She also shares some concrete and easy ways that we can make nature a more meaningful part of our children's lives. For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/115

Direct download: 115.POMRadio.PuttingMoreNatureInOurNurturing.Saren.mp3
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In this episode, Saren shares some experiences she's had with one of those age-old parenting issues - getting kids to clean up their room. She also shares some helpful tips for figuring out when it may be time to "give up" or simply let up on certain things that we want our children to do as we respect their opinions and needs and build our relationships with them.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/114

Direct download: 114.POMRadio.GivingUp.mp3
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Ever wondered how to broaden your children's horizons and help them contribute to the larger world? This interview with Saren (who just got back from a family trip to Europe!) will spark some great new ideas.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/113 

Direct download: 113.POMRadio.BroadenAndContribute.mp3
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If you're a mother who feels like there is NEVER enough time to sit, think, rest, or just enjoy a little peace and quiet all by yourself, this post is for you. What will you get? At least one extra hour of quiet every single day.

For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/112

 

Direct download: 112.POMRadio.MommysQuietTime.mp3
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At a recent Power of Moms Retreat, Saydi Shumway (a social worker and professional photographer), presented important research about happiness as well as simple but very effective ways to find greater joy in motherhood. In this episode, Saydi shares the main points from her presentation and Saren and Saydi offer further ideas on how we can more fully see and treasure the glistening moments motherhood can offer. For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/111

Direct download: 111.POMRadio.EnjoyItBecauseItsHappening.mp3
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Ever feel like your life consists  of one chaotic event after another? Here are four practical tips to help you remember how important you really are.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/110

Direct download: 110.POMRadio.MotheringMayhem.audio.mp3
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Ever feel like you simply need a break? Do you feel guilty if you sit down to rest at night...especially if there are still dishes in the sink? This wise post by Pricilla Dickinson has really resonated with our Power of Moms community, and April and Saren are excited to talk about it...and share some of their own stories. Come join the conversation at https://powerofmoms.com/109.

Direct download: 109.POMRadio.DirtyDishes.mp3
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In 10 words or less, what did you love best about your mom while you were growing up?  We asked our community this question, and their response was BEAUTIFUL.  Hear all about it in our radio show broadcast.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/____

Direct download: 000.POMRadio.WhatOurChildrenWillRemember.AS.band
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Should you take that assignment to school that your child left at home? Should you pick them up from school whey they say they feel sick when their sickness seems highly dubious?  It's such a challenge to figure out when we're crossing the line from showing compassion for our children to coddling and enabling them!  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/108

Direct download: 108.POMRadio.AreYouCoddlingYourKids.AS.mp3
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In this week's episode, Saren interviews Heather Staker, mother of five and national expert in online learning, about how we can get help our children more fully reap the benefits of the vast online learning opportunities now available, while keeping their screen time under control.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/106

Direct download: 107POMRadio.NavigatingOnlineLearningForOurKids.SarenHeather.mp3
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Ever feel like you "don't compare" to the other moms on social media? You'll love this sweet, powerful message that has been loved by millions worldwide. For links to the full post and information about the upcoming book, please visit https://powerofmoms.com/106

Direct download: 106.POMRadio.YourChildrenWantYOU.AprilPerry.mp3
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In this episode, Saren reads a post she wrote back when her oldest was just entering the teenage years as well as a very honest post she just wrote about what she's currently learning and struggling to understand about teens.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/105

Direct download: 105.POMRadio.ToughTimesWithTeens.Saren.mp3
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In this week's Radio Show, Saren talks with her two teenage sons about cell phones. They discuss how to enjoy the benefits of phones and technology while avoiding the drawbacks and share some points from their family's "Technology Contract."

Direct download: POMRadio103.technology.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Are you going through a difficult challenge right now? Something you wish would go away? Here's a question that has changed my perspective...and my life.  Join April Perry as she discusses What Our Challenges Make Possible. For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/102

Direct download: 102.POMRadio.WhatOurChallengesMakePossible.mp3
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Do you sometimes wonder whether you're really making a difference? Do you see your dreams of doing big things fading away as you deal with all the little things that the little people around you need, day in and day out?

In this audio post, Saren shares an "a-ah" moment that helped her to see that all those seemingly little things we do every day as moms add up to be really big and beautiful things in the end.  For Full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/101

Direct download: 101.POMRadio.BigThingsAreMadeOutOfLittleThings.Saren_2.mp3
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This week’s episode is the ONE HUNDREDTH episode of Power of Moms!

To celebrate, April and Saren share what they’ve learned over the past seven and a half years as they’ve co-directed the Power of Moms website and interacted with hundreds of thousands of moms around the world.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/100

Direct download: 100.POMRadio.TopThreeThingsWeveLearned.AS.mp3
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In this episode, Saren (mother of five children ages 10-5) talks with Janelle (mother of 5 children ages 1-7) share their best ideas for dealing with the hard stuff that comes with having a lot of small children who are close in age.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/99

Direct download: 000.POMRadio.ToolsForYoungMoms.SarenJanelle.mp3
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In this episode, Saren reads and discusses her popular and heart-tugging post, Are You Getting What YOU Need Out of Motherhood? She shares great stories and offers concrete ideas for how we maximize the wonderful fulfillment that motherhood can offer. For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/____

Direct download: 000.POMRadio.AreYouGettingWhatYouNeed.Saren.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:22pm PST

Do your children disagree about who sits where in the car? Is the very back seat of your van reserved for the unlucky person who gets out to the car last? Join April Perry and her 13-year-old daughter, Grace, as they share a method that has totally stopped the "where-do-we-sit-in-the-car" fighting. For more tips and ideas, check out our Family Systems program at Power of Moms.  All links are available within the Show Notes at powerofmoms.com/97.

Direct download: 097.POMRadio.FightingOverWhoSitsWhereInTheCar.AprilGracePerry.mp3
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Join Saren and her friend Janelle for some good laughs as they share some of their craziest motherhood moments - and maybe a tear or two as they share some tender experiences with the kindness that can be on the flip side of the craziness.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/96

Direct download: 096.POMRadio.CrazinessKindness.SarenJanelle.mp3
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Yes, life can be hard. Yes, sometimes we feel like giving up. But here are six powerful reasons NEVER to do so.  For full show notes, pelase visit powerofmoms.com/95

Direct download: 095.POMRadio.SixReasonsToNeverGiveUp.AS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

In this episode, Saren offers great ideas on how we can more happily accept the hard stuff that is inevitably part of our lives as mothers while figuring out how to decrease or eliminate some things that just aren't working for us.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/94

Direct download: 094.POMRadio.ItsGoingToBeHard.Saren.mp3
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In this episode, April and Saren talk you through how you can realistically clean out your home and make it the beautiful place you dream of - plus help your whole family KEEP it that way.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/93

Direct download: 093.POMRadio.HomeTransformations.AS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

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