A "Bright Line" is a clear, unambiguous rule that you just don't break. It's a boundary you create for yourself that you simply don't cross.

Susan Peirce Thompson--one of the most compassionate, intelligent, deliberate mothers I know, joins us in this episode to talk about how Bright Lines can help us to reach our goals and live happy, healthy lives.

While Susan's specialty is supporting those who struggle with food addictions, we're going to talk about how Bright Lines impact our parenting, faithfulness to a spouse, and even phone use. (You won't want to miss any of the little gems that are embedded in this podcast.)

One of my favorite parts of this podcast was when we discussed the power of "reZOOMing," which is what happens if you DO cross a Bright Line.

We'll talk about the four "S's" of Speed, Loving Self-Talk, Social Support, and Seeking the Lesson.

Susan opens up in this interview about her years as a drug addict. She shares how she changed her life, put her energy into her education, overcame obesity, and then started a journey toward helping others find THEIR way.

The more I get to know her, the more I love her. I think you'll feel the same.

***Special Note***

Susan's work with Bright Line Eating is uniquely for those who struggle with food addictions, and if you are in that place right now (or even if you just want some new ideas for how to nourish your body healthfully), Susan has some incredible resources for you:

Option 1: The Susceptibility Quiz: Are you addicted to food? This five-question quiz will help you find out.

Option 2: Susan's Bright Line Video Series

For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/161

Direct download: 161.POMRadio.SusanPeirceThompson.mp3
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Those long, lovely days of summer can become some of our family’s best memories. But how do we create a little more structure so that summer break is enjoyable for EVERYONE?

April and Saren share detailed, tried-and-true ideas for summer learning and fun.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/159

Direct download: 159.POMRadio.Summer.AS.mp3
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For full show notes, visit powerofmoms.com/158.

Direct download: 158_POMRadio.KeepingYourCool_Saren_and_April.mp3
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Screen time is an issue for most deliberate mothers. How much time do your children spend in front of a TV, computer, tablet, or phone? Do you struggle to know how much is too much?  Show notes available at www.powerofmoms.com/157

Direct download: 028.POMRadio.Screentime.AS.mp3
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We want to make changes and improvements in our lives, but sometimes it feels like there are either WAY too many changes to make--or the changes themselves feel too big. Not anymore! Enter "Tiny Habits for Moms," a simple, amazing process that will make positive changes practically effortless.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/156

Direct download: 156.POMRadio.TinyHabitsForMoms.mp3
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I had this feeling that you needed someone to take care of you today--and there are a few specific ideas that have touched my life powerfully this past week that I thought could help you, as well.

For show notes, please visit https://powerofmoms.com/heart-heart-april-episode-155

Direct download: POMRadio155.HeartToHeart.mp3
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In this week's episode, Saren talks with Josie Lauritsen, Founder of Go Jane Give, about easy ways we can use our talents and interests to make fun and meaningful contributions to the causes that call out to our hearts.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/154

Direct download: 154.POMRadio.HeartYearnsToGive.mp3
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Direct download: 153_How_to_Run_Away_Saren_and_April.mp3
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Ever feel like there is WAY too much to do in a day? Could you use more sleep? More quiet time? More focus? Then you will not want to miss this powerful discussion with Greg McKeown, author of the phenomenal book, "Essentialism" and April Perry. (You'll immediately feel relief!)  For for information and full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/152

Direct download: 152.POMRadio.Essentialism.mp3
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Join Saren and Tiffany Sowby for a very real and candid discussion of some of their most pressing questions regarding their teenage (and pre-teen) children.  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/151

Direct download: 151.POMRadio.SarenTiffany.Teenagers.mp3
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