What have you realized isn't as important as it seemed to be at first? We come into motherhood with ideals about how things are going to go - then we realize that some of those ideals just aren't realistic or aren't all that important. April and Saren discuss what they've "let go" of -...
The word “housework” is often corrected to “drudgery,” “whining,” “nagging,” and “necessary evil.” But housework can actually be a fun and meaningful relationship-building activity in our homes. Saren and April share practical and simple ideas for how we can get our children effectively and positively involved in keeping up our homes. Click below...
If another mom knew that your child was posting inappropriate things on social media or doing something else that the majority of us would find concerning, would you want her to tell you? See what our community has to say.
Listen and learn about how an "angry hat," a "gunny bag," some puppet shows or role plays, and the chance to "start over" can really teach and inspire positive behavior in your home.
In this Radio Show, April and Saren brainstorm the things they’re most grateful for right now and share what our Facebook community said they’re most grateful for. Plus they share a fun new Thanksgiving tradition that captures what everyone in your family is most grateful for each year (in writing or with a voice recorder)...
If you've seen the Six Sisters' Stuff blog, you know how amazing these ladies are. And now, we get to hear from their PARENTS. With down-to-earth wisdom that can be applied in any home, they are truly an inspiration.
In this 30-minute podcast, Power of Moms Founder, Saren, and her sister Saydi share their favorite Thanksgiving and Christmas memories and traditions and offer principles to guide you as you create unique traditions for your family for each holiday. (Spoiler alert - the traditions that are beautiful to your family may not be Pinterest-worthy -...
We posted this on our Power of Moms Facebook page: How do you handle holiday giving? How many gifts do you buy your husband and kids? How much does Santa bring? Do you buy gifts for all extended family members or draw names? Do you give something to neighbors? To friends? To teachers? How do...
In this week's Radio Show, April and Saren share simple tried-and-true ideas for making gratitude and optimism a more prevalent part of our lives and our children's lives.
Join Power of Moms Founders, April and Saren, for a 20-minute podcast where they share simple tried-and-true ideas for making one-on-one time with each child into a regular and meaningful part of the family routine. Here’s a sneak preview of some of the tips they share: Let each child take a turn staying up 15...
Do you yearn to help solve the problems of the world? April and Saren discuss simple ways you and your family can make an impact on the larger world.
Parenting teenagers is a whole new ball game! Power of Moms Co-Founder, Saren, and her sister, Shawni, who runs the popular blog, 71 Toes, have three teenagers between them plus a couple of pre-teens. They share what they’re learning about building and maintaining strong relationships with teenagers. Some of the main tips they discuss: Strive...
Don't we all want to make reading a bigger part of our family lives--and our personal lives? This week, April and Saren share lots of great recommendations for books to read with our children and books to read on our own, as well as tips for how to use audio books to integrate "reading"...
This lively podcast with Power of Moms Co-Director, April Perry, and motivational speaker, Chantelle Adams, will provide some great ideas to help all of us live with more courage, confidence, and compassion.
EVERY mother has times when she feels burned out. (We're only human!) In this radio show, April and Saren share their own stories--plus a variety of thoughts from our Power of Moms community that will help us identify our burn-out triggers (and prevent them!).
Building on what Saren learned and thought about during her grandmother's funeral a few days ago, April and Saren discuss the things they hope their children and grandchildren will be able to say about them one day.
Want to bring more happiness into your life? Join Power of Moms Co-Founder, April Perry, and NYTimes best-selling author, Gretchen Rubin, in this engaging podcast about happiness in the context of deliberate mothering.
Motherhood is a beautiful, wonderful pursuit. But it sure involves a lot of mundane tasks that have to be done again and again and again! In this week's Radio Show, April and Saren discuss ways to find meaning and magic in the mundane.
Family fun doesn’t need to be about complicated decorations or wearing ourselves out with dozens of events. But with a little bit of planning and a deliberate-motherhood mindset, this fall is destined to be the best one yet!
If your children bicker and argue (and we’re guessing they do), what do you do about it? In this week’s radio show, Saren and April discuss some of their own experiences handling sibling rivalry (some that work, some that don’t!). They talk about when to ignore the arguing, which discipline strategies work best for them,...
Nia Vardalos (from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding") has written a can't-put-it-down book about her journey through adoption. You'll love this podcast and special giveaway!
Since healthy eating for themselves and their families is something April and Saren think about and talk about a lot, this week's radio show is devoted to FOOD. Check out their tried-and-true concrete ideas plus their refreshing emphasis on heath and energy rather than how we look.
Do you ever get to the end of the day and wonder if you're a motherhood "success"? Join April and Saren in this heart-to-heart conversation about defining success, enjoying the process, and recognizing that deliberate mothers ARE enough.
Jessee's first daughter was born with a rare heart disease and only lived for two months. However, during that time, Jessee learned some powerful life lessons that have helped her to truly value her role as a mother.
Join Saren and April as they share their "back to school" stories--along with plenty of practical tips for making the transition work for the whole family.
If you're tired of yelling and/or feeling exasperated with your children, this ideacast with April Perry and Amy McCready will absolutely help. Amy's Positive Parenting Solutions website and programs are PHENOMENAL, and we're excited to share them with you!
Here at Power of Moms, we call ourselves a “gathering place for deliberate mothers.” But what IS a deliberate mother? Are YOU a deliberate mother? We bet you are. (Or you probably wouldn’t be here.) In this 30-minute radio show podcast, April and Saren build on the great definitions provided by our Facebook community and...
If making time for exercise, as a busy mom, has ever felt impossible to you, you NEED to listen to this podcast. Maybe you can even listen while you're out on a run!
How do we get things done and take care of ourselves when the unpredictable and important needs of our children, spouses, and friends keep cropping up?
If you're looking for ideas to help you balance the pursuit of meaningful projects with the desire to be a deliberate mother, this podcast with April Perry and Jon Acuff is a GREAT place to start.
In this podcast, professional photographer Candace Moss shares with April how we can shoot the "moments" AND remember being there!
In this week's Radio Show, Saren and April talk about how we can heighten the joy we feel in our lives as we "bring ourselves" more fully to our work as mothers.
Here are three simple ideas you can apply to your parenting today. If you're anything like me, you'll notice a HUGE difference.
In this podcast, April and Eric Perry share ideas for establishing a family culture that works.
How do you make a road trip into a great experience for the whole family? April interviews Saren during her cross-country Power of Moms Tour to find out how. (You'll love the creative ideas!)
Would you love to make family reading time a regular, joyful part of each day . . . but maybe it feels a bit daunting? Saren Loosli and Mandy Roos demystify the process in this fantastic podcast.
Have you ever wondered, "How am I supposed to find JOY in motherhood when I can barely handle my life?" Saren and April discuss the best ideas from our Power of Moms Community.
What are some basic principles that make family outings into pleasant experiences? Join April and Saren, recording from Disneyland, as they talk about ways every family can enjoy their day trips together.
This week's radio show is all about seeing the humor in the moment and learning to laugh through the craziness of motherhood. (Because isn't it more fun to laugh than to cry?)
Want to learn two specific things that can help you raise your teenager? This podcast with April and her 13-year-old daughter, Alia, can be a great jumping-off point for a discussion with YOUR teen.
In this 20-minute episode, Saren and April talk about their biggest takeaways from the Retreat they conducted last weekend. Among other things, they realized these important points: When we try to help others, we realize how much we know and how much we’ve progressed – which is very gratifying. Everyone else is having so many...
In 10 words or less, what did you love best about your mom while you were growing up? We asked our community this question, and their response was BEAUTIFUL. Hear all about it in our radio show broadcast.
Ever feel like you move from one task to the next, but never actually get the most important things done? We've been there, too. Join our conversation on how to reverse this . . . even as a busy mother.
Join April and Saren as they share what they've learned about diet and exercise and explain how what we LOOK like matters much less than how we FEEL.
This radio show podcast will help you learn how to give yourself a break, move forward at a pace that really works for you and your family, and realize that it's OK to have a down day and/or put some great ideas on the shelf for a while.
We have all been shocked by the tragedy at the Boston Marathon. In this post and podcast, April and Saren discuss our community's best ideas for talking with our children about hard things.
It's way too easy to forget that moms are people. This week's Power of Moms Radio show will walk you through three simple steps for getting back on track.
This podcast is for every mother who wants to slow down, see the value in her work, and experience true contentment (at EVERY stage of motherhood).
Ever feel like you're spread too thin? Join April and Saren (and our community of deliberate mothers) who share their best ideas for discovering and living by that deeper YES.
We need friends. We need to socialize. We need to have time face to face with other moms who "get" what we're going through. Join Saren and April as they discuss a variety of ways to make this happen.
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?
Oprah Winfrey, Rachael Ray, and Katie Couric have all featured NYT best-selling author Julie Morgenstern. And now she has stopped by Power of Moms!
Join Saren and April as they talk about how to decide what is most important for our families, how to strengthen family relationships in the midst of the "battles," and how to get the best out of our children--and ourselves.
As we jump into the month of February, these ideas for celebrating the love in our families will help us to put our primary focus on how our home and family FEELS.
Last week, we enjoyed a great 45-minute teleclass with Richard and Linda Eyre, authors of the NY Times Bestseller, Teaching Your Children Values. We invite you to enjoy the recorded teleclass which includes: a little history on how Teaching Your Children Values became the first parenting book since the 1950′s to hit #1 on the...
Linda Eyre, Saren Loosli, and April Perry share some of the best ideas from the Power of Moms "Dreaming Night" and inspire you to take the next step toward your personal dreams and deliberate motherhood.
What;s your Personal Best? Join April Perry and Andrea Davis as they discuss methods for focusing on our own "personal bests" and giving ourselves relief from trying to measure up to someone else's standards.
If you've ever felt overwhelmed (which we're pretty sure you have), this radio show will provide you with lots of helpful ideas to help you through those challenging moments--and provide great tips for setting up long-term solutions.
This month, Saren and April have officially become mothers to TEENS! Listen to the advice they've received from the Power of Moms Facebook community, and then share your thoughts!
For Amy's 40th birthday, she and a wonderful group of friends (who called themselves "The Giving Crew") decided to do 40 acts of kindness in their community. This inspiring podcast will show you how they did it--and how you could make this a new tradition in your own family.
2012 was a year of amazing growth for Power of Moms - as well as a whole lot of growth for its founders. In this podcast, April and Saren reflect on favorite experiences and lessons learned in 2012 while sharing thoughts on how to make 2013 a year of really living our priorities.
How does a mom de-clutter, organize, and maintain her home when there are children living in it . . . and when she has a zillion other things to do? This podcast with Marilyn DeBry and April Perry will point you in the right direction.
You have a powerful voice, and the more you use it, the stronger it will become. Join Sarah Hull and April Perry (in their minivan-sound-studio) as they encourage you to confidently and deliberately develop your own voice.
This 20-minute podcast by Saren, her mom, and her sisters, Saydi, Shawni and Charity, offers simple, meaningful ideas for creating a wonderful Thanksgiving season.
If you've ever felt uncomfortable about having "the talk" with your children--you'll love this podcast where April Perry and her 12-year-old daughter, Alia, discuss basic principles for having healthy, positive conversations about intimacy.
Based on ideas from the book, "Time Management from the Inside Out," Adina Soclof (from Parenting Simply) joins Power of Moms Co-Founder April Perry to discuss powerful ways mothers can become more productive and purposeful in the way they use their time.
Everyone has something to teach. Everyone has talents. But building those talents doesn't have to come at the exclusion of building our families. Join Power of Moms Co-Founder, April Perry, and Mindy from Cute Girls Hairstyles in this inspiring podcast.
Want to learn a simple method for helping children to accomplish their school work in a confident, timely manner? This podcast with Saren and April features powerful tips to help your whole family.
Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and felt incredibly frustrated by what you see? Join April Perry, Power of Moms Co-Founder, and Lindsay Kite of Beauty Redefined as they discuss how to develop healthy perspectives and habits to strengthen mothers . . . and future generations.
What does balance really mean? In this one-hour podcast, Saren Loosli and Chrysula Winegar discuss how examining your priorities will help you find balance.
Sometimes I (April) struggle to help my children set and achieve goals. I want them to be excited about life, and I want them to progress within their areas of interest, but the whole process can feel a bit overwhelming. So I teamed up with DeAnne Flynn, an inspiring mother of seven children (ages 8-22),...
Ever wondered how to appreciate your body (in spite of all its "imperfections"), while also making time to give yourself the nutrition and exercise you need? You'll love this podcast with Dawn Wessman and April Perry.
We've all had those days, haven't we? The groceries got left in the car, the sock got stuck in the vacuum . . .. And you think what else could possibly happen today?!" Join Kristine Jones and April Perry as they discuss ways to manage all those crazy moments.
April’s recent article, Your Children Want YOU, struck a serious chord with moms. In the last few days, over a million mothers have read and shared it. In this podcast, Saren and April, the founders of The Power of Moms, discuss thoughts on why this post went viral and what moms can to do avoid the “compare snare” and celebrate the unique strengths...
Come join April Perry in a fun and meaningful discussion with Sarah Osmotherly--where we discuss why we need social time with other mothers, what we loved about our experience at the Retreat, and what we can do to become really rockin' mums.
Do you have a passion that inspires you to get out of bed in the morning? Join us for our first international podcast, featuring Saren, April, and four powerful mums from Australia.
California Mother of the Year 2012, Beverly Nelson, mothered 11 teenagers. She calls them "baby adults" and in this podcast, she and Caryn Payzant discuss the tactics she used to maintain patience and instill values in her teenagers.
In this podcast April Perry with Mary Jenkins discuss how The Power of Moms has helped create more structure in her family. She also talks about her favorite resources for children with autism, and provides encouragement for other mothers as well.
How do we raise children who feel at home in the world? How do we create homes full of rich traditions, fun (and educational) discussions, and exciting new experiences that build character and compassion? This podcast will show you how.
Isn't love the most important element of discipline and conflict resolution? This 20-minute podcast offers lots of stories and methods for making love the key ingredient in our discipline strategies with our children and our resolution of issues with our spouses and friends.
Donna West is affectionately known as "Gaming Grandma"; her most prominent "I love you ritual" is playing games with her children and grandchildren. Listen to this podcast about the benefits of this important ritual.
What if your habits, preferences, or ideas clash with a child's? How do you decide when to accept that particular behavior of theirs (even if it conflicts with yours) and when to try to change that behavior?
Whether you're facing economic hardships, physical challenges, or emotional difficulties, the principles and stories offered in this 30-minute podcast can help you see the hope and find the power to change your mind and heart even when you can't change your circumstances.
We all know that motherhood is the best improv show out there. And things rarely turn out as planned. So in the midst of all the chaos and unmet expectations, how can The Power of Acceptance influence us as wives and mothers? What specific things can we do to become healthier, happier women? When a...
Have you ever wondered how your reality ended up so far from your plans? Join Whitney Winter and April Perry in a lively chat where they share their best ideas and discover the power that comes from accepting the not-so-perfect parts of our lives.
How do you develop the confidence to teach your children well? How do you help your children develop the characteristics that are important to a successful life? And where do you start if you feel like you’re failing miserably? Join April Perry, Co-Director of The Power of Moms, and Tina Marantette, of www.raisingyourchildren.net, as they...
Whether consciously or not, mothers are always teaching their children. Join us in this podcast as we discuss ways to make great teaching in our homes a reality.
As moms, we wish each moment of our parenting lives could be picture perfect. But, there are always things that we wish we'd done differently. In this podcast, our guest, Karen Baker, discusses some ways she's found to keep her thoughts clear of regret.
Not everyone has the choice to be a stay-at-home mom, but for those who do, and for those who feel like everyone's asking them "what they do all day," here are some ideas from two moms who know that they are more than "just" a mom.
In this podcast, Saren Eyre Loosli and Tiffany Sowby discuss their ideas and practical advice for building up our families and creating a positive attitude in our homes. How can we concentrate on the good things? How do you keep your confidence up? How do you help your children see all the...
In this podcast episode, Caryn Payzant and Sara Sahagun discuss ways that we can keep an attitude of gratitude and teach our children about being grateful. Sara is a caring mother of three who recently experienced the loss of her husband. She gives wonderful advice about being grateful for what she has. Sara says, "Gratitude...
Even moms make mistakes. In this podcast, Lacy Anderson and Emily Watts, talk about how seeing a mother admit mistakes and apologize for them can be the best lesson our children will ever learn.
Sometimes it feels like implementing quality traditions into our homes is "just one more thing" to do. In this podcast, you'll be reminded that traditions don't have to be "big" or stressful in order to be magical.
Extracurricular Activities are fun and add dimension to a child's life. These activities are a great way to discover and develop talents; but if you aren't careful- they can take over!
Finding time with your spouse is not a simple feat. And once you find that time, how do we focus our time with our spouses?
Alone time is an important part of nurturing the person inside the mom, but how do we make sure that we are accomplishing what's most important during that time?
Do you want to be sure that the time you spend with your children is quality time? Whatever the ages and stages of our children, our time together matters.
Join Power of Moms Co-Director, April Perry, and her husband, Eric, as they discuss powerful principles for building a strong family on a strong marriage.
Ever find yourself saying, “There isn’t enough of me to go around” or “I just can’t fit one more thing into this day” or “I’m feeling so frazzled right now”? Having time in each day to do all the things you want to do to be a great mom is a huge balancing act. ...
Do you ever feel empty, unsatisfied, or like something is missing? Do you feel guilty because you have a good life, but you are always looking for more? Are you under the impression that being a mom should fill and complete you . . . but it doesn’t? That’s okay! You’re in good company. After...
Today I had the privilege of podcasting with Whitney Johnson, a talented mother of two and the inspiration behind the blog, “Dare to Dream.” I feel so inspired from the experience, and I’m excited to share our conversation. Do you feel like nurturing your talents is nearly impossible if you’re simultaneously trying to be a...
Cookies in the milk jug, tantrums at the grocery store, strong personalities you wish you could control . . . . It feels nearly impossible sometimes to keep your wits about you when everything seems to be going wrong. In this podcast, we’ll discuss questions like the following: “What defines patience?” “Is anger a choice?”...
We all know that love is an important ingredient in any family, but how do you show love to yourself and your family members amidst all the thousands of things there are to do each day? Here's a podcast where we talk about ways to create a loving home. environment.
Does your situation, family, house, or life ever drive you crazy? Do you ever feel sub-par, behind the game, or like you’ll never “arrive”? Throughout the month of January, The Power of Moms is focusing on The Power of Acceptance–accepting ourselves, our family members, and our life situations. This also includes having realistic expectations and...
Hello! I’m Alia, April Perry’s daughter. In this podcast, we will be talking about Seeing Need. My sister (Grace), my mom (April), and I will explain the basic things about it. Seeing Need is VERY simple. All you need is somewhere to record points, ways to receive the points, and fun rewards from the points....
My children are dancing around me in the kitchen, anxious to go out to Chuck E. Cheese, and I am typing on my computer, trying to finish “just one more thing.” For many moms in this digital age, balancing on and off-line relationships, work, and activities can be a challenge. How can we let the...
Do you know what a S.M.A.R.T. Goal is? Using the letters of the word SMART, you can see what we are talking about: S = SPECIFIC–Pick a goal that is something you can “pin down.” M = MEASURABLE–You’ve got to have a way to measure your progress or you will never feel like you’ve accomplished...
Do you ever feel like there are too many choices regarding how to spend your time? Would you like some practical ideas and inspiration to help you live a life that emphasizes the things that matter most in your life? Join Saren Eyre Loosli, April Perry, Allyson Reynolds, and Kelly King Anderson in a fun...