As the majority of the moms in our community are thinking about the upcoming school year, many of us are trying to decide which extracurricular activities we should sign our children up for and figure out which activities that they want to do will really work for our children and our family as a whole.

In this episode, Saren and her 14-year-old daughter Eliza share experiences and offer ideas to help navigate the world of extracurricular activities.

Direct download: 220_Choosing_Extracurricular_Activities_Saren_Loosli.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

As a mom, you've likely found yourself in some pretty wild (and often very "yucky") situations that you never could have imagined before becoming a mother.

In this encore episode, join Saren and her friend Janelle for some good laughs as they share some of their craziest motherhood moments as well as sharing some of their tenderest experiences with the kindness that can be on the flip side of the craziness.

For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/219

Direct download: 219.POMRadio.CrazinessKindness.SarenJanelle.mp3
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In this encore episode, we revisit with Saren as she tells about her families travels around the 12 oldest National Parks in the west last summer (camping the whole way!). Saren shares how this all came about and what her family gained through this wild and wonderful adventure.

The principles offered apply to all families whether they’d like to do a big trip or simply spend a little more time outside together as a family.

Direct download: 218.WhyFamiliesNeedNature.mp3
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This mini podcast was recorded a few years ago by April and her friend Tricia.  Tricia had taken some parenting classes to certify to become a foster parent.  Here she briefly shares a few pearls of wisdom, and three of her tips have made a HUGE difference for our community! Come find out why!  For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/217

Direct download: 217.encore.simpleparentingideas.mp3
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Do you want to have a deeper connection with your children, but aren't quite sure how? You're not alone! In this audio post, we have 3 articles that detail easy ways to make the most of the time you have with your family. For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/216

Direct download: 216.POMRadio.Audio.3WaysToConnectWithKids_-_71017_3.56_PM.mp3
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Saren recently attended a marriage workshop with her husband and found it to be so helpful that she invited Dr. Jeremy Boden  - the therapist who conducted the workshop - to share some key principles on Power of Moms Radio.

In this episode, Jeremy shares some of the key principles of the "new science of love" and helps us learn how we can communicate more effectively, form more secure bonds, and break cycles of behavior that just aren't working.

For full show notes, see powerofmoms.com/215

Direct download: 215_Why_Connection_Really_Matters_Saren_Loosli.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21pm PDT

We all have days (or weeks or months) when when our best efforts just don't seem to be enough.

In this week's episode, Saren shares her own struggles with "being enough" and reads three powerful posts that offer concrete ideas to help us see the good when we're feeling pretty bad and recognize that we are enough.

This post comes with a big virtual hug from all of us as Power of Moms!

Direct download: 214_You_Are_Enough_Saren_Loosli.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

We all have days (or weeks or months) when when our best efforts just don't seem to be enough.

In this week's episode, Saren shares her own struggles with "being enough" and reads three powerful posts that offer concrete ideas to help us see the good when we're feeling pretty bad and recognize that we are enough.

This post comes with a big virtual hug from all of us as Power of Moms!

Direct download: 214_You_Are_Enough_Saren_Loosli.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

How can we as mothers bring healthy and positive emotions into our parenting? How can we get our kids to laugh more? In this episode of Power of Moms Radio, April and Kate Orson, author of the book Tears Heal, talk about how we can embrace the laughter and the tears and really connect with our children. Kate and April share ideas on how we can make space for our children's emotions, not only for our toddlers, but for our teenagers as well!

 

Direct download: 2xx_April_Kate_Orson.mp3
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In this fantastic encore episode, Saren talks with Katie Kimball from Kitchen Stewardship about how what we eat, the way we talk about food, and the way we prepare food is such an important part of parenting.

Katie offers concrete ideas about how to involve our children more in the preparation of food and really enjoy cooking alongside our children as we teach them responsibility and build their skills and self-confidence.

For full show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/212

Direct download: 212.POMRadio.KitchenStewardship.mp3
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