The power of Getting Things Done is now available for teens, and I am excited to share this brand new book with the deliberate mothers of the world!

And when I found out that David Allen, Mike Williams, and Mark Wallace were publishing GTD for Teens, I KNEW we needed to bring them onto Power of Moms Radio!

Enjoy this interview where we discuss the why behind the movement--plus specific ways you can implement some of the ideas today!

Mike even shares a fun summer tradition he has with his kids where they write ideas for an optimal summer on 3 x 5 cards, and then they visually move them from the "dreaming state" to the "done state" on a cork board. Such a great idea!  

Enjoy the episode, and then pre-order the book if you're ready for more!
 
For full show notes, see www.powerofmoms.com/radio/
Direct download: S2E14_GTDforTeens.mp3
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This week, we're featuring three amazing posts created by deliberate mothers in our community: "Everyone Needs Backup" by Aubrey Degn, "Exercise Therapy" by Sarah Badat Richardson, and "How to Have Difficult Conversations with Your Child's Teacher" by Amanda Hamilton Roos. We're confident that by the end of this podcast, you'll have some creative ideas for managing the challenges in your home, you'll feel more committed to taking care of yourself, and you'll feel more prepared to tackle any difficult issues that may be going on with your child at school. So excited you're with us, and we're grateful to our team of deliberate mothers who made this podcast possible!

For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/2-13

Direct download: 2.13.POM.AudioPosts.mp3
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Today’s podcast was recorded with my sister Laura as we were sitting on the grass outside of a conference. Laura had shared a beautiful experience with our mom that happened about 20 years ago, and I just KNEW I needed to share it with you. 
 
It’s a simple story, but we hope that as you listen, you will come to more fully understand that there is power from above that is available for us and for our families. 
 
For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/2-12
Direct download: 2.12.POM.laruaapril.mp3
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We all want resilient children. We want them to be able to overcome worry, anxiety, stress, fear, and all those other emotions that we TOTALLY understand. But how do we do that? How do we incorporate that kind of training into our day-to-day lives as deliberate mothers? Today I'm joined by Sarah Boyd, a mother of two, a cancer survivor, an author, and an expert in the fields of psychology and neuroscience. She's sharing three ways we can help our children to have more courage--which you'll love. Plus, Sarah has created a list of her favorite children's books that teach principles of resilience, courage, and kindness.

For full show notes, visit powerofmoms.com/2-11

Direct download: 2.11.POM.SarahBoyd.mp3
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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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