In this encore post, we revisit how to make the long, lovely days of summer become some of our family’s best memories. Join in to listen on how we can create a little more structure so that summer break is enjoyable for EVERYONE!

For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/208

Direct download: 208.POMRadio.Making_Summer_Awesome.mp3
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At Power of Moms, we believe that motherhood is beautiful, noble, and essential for growing strong families and strong communities.

But since it's so easy to get distracted, we asked our community to answer this question and remind all of us what matters most:

In 10 words or less, what did you love best about your mom while you were growing up? We're guessing you're not going to pick her "rock-hard abs," but is there a specific experience or characteristic that stands out in your mind?

We were deeply touched by the comments we received, and it was wonderful to see that deliberate motherhood isn't about our employment status, our looks, our exotic vacations, or our ability to be "perfect."  It's simple.  It's personal.  And it's, quite honestly, amazing.

Click this link to read the whole Facebook thread and then click the link below to hear April and Saren discuss this conversation and share their thoughts about their own mothers. (Add your thoughts in the comments!)

 

For full show notes, see www.powerofmoms.com/207

Direct download: 207_What_Your_Children_Will_Remember_of_Mom_April_and_Saren.mp3
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With everything that happens inside of a family, who doesn't need a little more life balance? Christy Wright, an amazing mother, author, speaker, and member of the Dave Ramsey team, has some incredible words of support to share with the deliberate mothers at Power of Moms. Join us for today's episode and take a mental deep breath! (You've earned it!)

For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/206

Direct download: 296.POMRadio.MomConf.ChristyWright.mp3
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Since healthy eating for themselves and their families is something April and Saren think about and talk about a lot, they decided to devote this week's radio show to this important and often tricky topic. In this 35-minute show, they share:

  • some simple the food "rules" they've made for themselves
  • tips for eating healthily while on the run as moms
  • ideas for helping ourselves and our kids develop a real appetite for healthy foods
  • thoughts on how we can develop a more positive and realistic attitude towards food and towards our bodies

For full show notes, see powerofmoms.com/205

Direct download: 205_Healthy_Eating_Saren.mp3
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When our children throw a tantrum, sometimes we feel like throwing a tantrum ourselves!

While some children are more prone to tantrums than others, most moms need to deal with their kids’ emotional outbursts or uncontrolled anger at some point.

In this encore episode (was originally posted as Episode 13), April and Saren offer some very helpful ideas!  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/204

Direct download: 204.POMRadio.Children.Tantrums.mp3
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In this episode, April and Saren share ideas for celebrating Easter in a meaningful, but very simple way.

For full show notes, see powerofmoms.com/203

Direct download: 203_Low-Stress_Easter_Ideas_Saren_and_April.mp3
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These three posts were read by Jennifer Brimhall.  We hope they give you a jump start on organizing.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/202

Direct download: POMRadio.Organization.mp3
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Power of Moms Co-Director, Saren, spent a solid month visiting the 12 oldest National Parks in the west last summer (camping the whole way!). In this week’s episode, Saren shares how this all came about and what her family gained through this wild and wonderful adventure.

For full show notes, see powerofmoms.com/201

Direct download: 201_WhyFamiliesNeedNature_Saren.mp3
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Children of all ages often feel that they don't have all the freedom they want and this can be manifest in tantrums and power struggles and teenage rebellion. How do we decide what choices our children should have? How do we help them recognize the freedom they already have? How do we help them learn to make good choices?

In this episode, April and Saren discuss how and when to give our children the freedom and control they crave.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/200

Direct download: 200.POMRadio.Choices.AprilSaren.mp3
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It's easy to criticize our children and notice everything they're not doing, but how can we acknowledge their VALUE and help them to also acknowledge value in their siblings?

Listen to a fun interview with April Perry and Colin Boyd--and then a lively discussion with April and Saren as they learn how to apply those great ideas.

You'll find the results will empower your whole family!

For full show notes, see powerofmoms.com/199

Direct download: 199_Acknowledgement_April_and_Saren.mp3
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