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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