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
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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
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Are you getting worried about summer? Often we want to use this season wisely and well, but be relaxed at the same time. We want to spend time with our kids, but we also don't want them to drive us crazy! This audio post has three articles with lots of ideas about how to achieve that perfect summer balance! For full show notes, visit powerofmoms.com/211

Direct download: 211.POMRadio.NoStressSummer.mp3
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In this week's encore episode, Saren and her friend Janelle discuss what they believe is most important for preschool-aged children and share what the Joy School program can offer to kids - and moms!

While this episode focuses on the benefits of the Joy School co-op preschool curriculum, the principles that Saren and Janelle discuss apply to any mom of preschoolers.

For show notes, please visit powerofmoms.com/210

Direct download: 210.POMRadio.FindingTheRightPreschoolOption.SarenJanelle.mp3
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In this week’s episode, Saren interviews Heather Clayton Staker, mother of five and national expert in online learning.

Saren and Heather talk about how we can help our children more fully reap the benefits of the vast online learning opportunities now available, while keeping their screen time under control.

For full show notes, see www.powerofmoms/209

Direct download: 209_NavigatingOnlineLearningForOurKids.SarenHeather.mp3
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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
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am PST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PST