How does a deliberate mother celebrate Halloween? Here are three moms' ideas about how to bring in the fun and scare out the frightful!  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com

Direct download: 4.15.POM.Audio.Halloween.mp3
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It may seem like every moment of our days are filled with mom-duties, but the truth is that there are little pockets of time (or more, depending on your season of mothering) that you can claim all for yourself. And then when you do have a few minutes for you, what do you deliberately do with them? Here are three moms' ideas for how to wisely use that mom-time.

 For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com

Direct download: 4.14.POM.Audio.FillingTime.mp3
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The media may love a good fight... but moms do NOT! Is it even possible to keep our kids from fighting? Maybe not 100% of the time, but there are lots of ways to drastically reduce the fighting in our homes. Here are three moms' ideas for calling a cease-fire on the fights. Show notes at: powerofmoms.com/season4-episode13

Direct download: 4.POM.Audio.StopTheFighting.mp3
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While it doesn't always feel funny at the time, motherhood can be filled with lots of humorous moments! It's healthy to have a good laugh every once in a while and a relief to know that you're not the only mom "that" has happened to. Have a good laugh with three moms who chose to look at the humor in their mothering.  For full show notes please visit https://powerofmoms.com/season4-episode11

Direct download: 4.12.POM.Audio.mp3
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Extended family comes with their own set of joys and challenges. How can deliberate mothers connect their family with extended relatives in positive ways?  For full show notes visit https://powerofmoms.com/season4-episode11

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Our thoughts are powerful. What we think has the ability to influence what we say and what we do. Here are three mom's insights on how what we think can make all the difference in our life. Find show notes at: https://powerofmoms.com/season4-episode10

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Summer Vacation may be staring back at us like a big blank block of days. But with a little planning and a lot of balance, it can be a wonderful time to learn, play, and connect with our families. 
This audio contains: Ten Summer Activities for the Entire Family by Allyson Reynolds, Make Summer Learning Fun by Karin Brown, and 
Don't Fix the Pains of Summer by Amanda Hamilton Roos. Show notes at: https://powerofmoms.com/season4-episode9.

How do we end up with so much stuff? It can be a challenge to manage all of the things that purposefully (and not so purposefully) end up within our homes. Here are posts that three moms wrote about their experiences with all the "stuff!"

 For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com

Direct download: 4.9.POM.Organization.mp3
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Motherhood can sometimes be an isolating task, and we all need a community of friends to help support us in it. Today we read to you three articles from the Power of Moms blog that share thoughts and ideas for how to create and strengthen your relationships, particularly with other mothers.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com

Direct download: 4.8.POM.Mission_A_Compliment.mp3
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Getting the whole family on vacation certainly takes a little bit of effort, but the memories created together can be totally worth it. These moms share some creative ideas for making family vacation an enjoyable experience for everyone.   For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com

Direct download: 4.7.POM.Travel.mp3
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Technology for good or for bad is here to stay. It isn't a question about technology being a huge part of our lives, but it is worth the time to consider how we will let technology impact our decisions, and our mothering.  Deliberate mothers make intentional choices especially about how to use the tools we have available to us.  Here are three moms perspectives on how technology has impacted them and their families, and what they are choosing to do about it.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com.

Direct download: 4.6.POM.TechnologyAudio_-_4919_6.37_AM.mp3
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The family dinner dilemma! We know it's so valuable, but it is not always easy to get a meal on the table. Our authors today share some wisdom and strategies to not just 'get through' the experience, but even enjoy it.   For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com

Direct download: 4.5.POM.AudioPostMeals.mp3
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Enjoy today's audio post- all full of ways to be able to say no, in order to better say yes to what matters most for you! For full show notes, please visit https://powerofmoms.com/4-4.

Direct download: 4.4.POM.SayingNO.mp3
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Motherhood is important and we want to do it well. But sometimes this good desire creates "mommy guilt" when we don't think we're doing it well. These articles share three perspectives on how that guilt creeps in and how to kick it out.

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Motherhood can be tough and it can be messy. Included in these articles are ways to help you cope with all the craziness of motherhood, as well as helping assure you that what you are doing right now is enough.  For full show notes, visit powerofmoms.com

Direct download: 4.2.POM.EmbracingMessyMotherhood_-_21119_5.50_PM.mp3
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Power of Moms authors Andrea Rasband, Kristi Linton and Melissa Fredrick each share a unique and personal experience- adding to the thousands of stories from other deliberate mothers in our community. Their stories are a reminder that patience with ourselves helps us bring love to our families.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/4-1

Direct download: 4.1.POM.AudioPost.mp3
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