Do you find Halloween to be fun? Stressful? Scary? Annoying? All of the above? How can you make Halloween really work for your family?

In this week's episode, Saren reads her post, A Deliberate Mother's Guide to Simple Halloween Fun, and shares some of the many many great comments with further ideas added by readers. The principles shared here apply to ALL holidays!

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Direct download: 132.Halloween.AudioPost.mp3
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We talk a lot here at Power of Moms about dealing with stress. That's a regular part of motherhood, and because it comes in so many ways, there may never come a time when we are immune from the pressure.

But let's stop for a minute and think about it: When we are physically struggling with illness, fatigue, or injury, we don't hesitate to talk about it, to address it, and hopefully to fix it. However, when we are mentally struggling, we too often hide it, ignore it, or pretend it isn't even a problem. (But it still is.)

Carmen Rasmusen Herbert, American Idol Top 6 Finalist from Season 2, is now a mother of four young boys--and in a recent post she wrote (linked below and discussed in the podcast), she shares practical solutions for other moms who are doing everything in their power to maintain their mental health.

Recording this podcast with Carmen was a pleasure. It was a chance for me (April) to slow down for a moment and think--really think--about what I can do to make sure I'm taking care of myself as a mother.

So come join us for a totally down-to-earth conversation where we'll open our hearts, and then invite you to do the same.  (Comments always invited and appreciated!) 

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Direct download: 131.POMRadio.MentalHealthInMotherhood.AprilCarmen_-_102015_11.00_PM.mp3
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Every mother has to defy some type of gravity every single day. To become who we're meant to become takes work--and often that work feels impossible to accomplish. Listen to the ideas shared in this podcast, and then decide what YOU can do today and this week to defy gravity in your own life.

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Direct download: POMRadio130.DefyingGravity.mp3
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Join us as April reads a touching post by Katie Wetherbee.  For full show notes, please visit

Direct download: 128.POMRadio.JoyorJustWait.AudioPost.mp3
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