Many children today struggle with ADHD.  Dr. Jennifer Degler joins Arlene to talk about her son Jake who was diagnosed at a young age.  You'll learn important coping and helping strategies.  Even though he was told he wouldn't ever be able to read well, Jake went on to take AP classes, go to college and win awards.  Behind him was a mom who wouldn't take no for an answer.  

Direct download: Jennifer_Degler_on_Hope_for_ADHD.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30am PDT

Ruth Schwenk is a pastor's wife, mom of 4, author and blogger extraordinaire. Her new book is titled, "For Better or For Kids: A Vow to Love Your Spouse with Kids in the House." On today's podcast, you'll learn:

-How to regain proper perspective as a mom
-The mission of being a mom
-How to have a calmer, saner home
- How to make decisions about kids' sports and activities

You'll be encouraged to remember that the moments matter. What you do with your kids is not forgotten or unimportant.

Learn more about Ruth at ForTheFamily.org or TheBetterMom.com

 

Direct download: Ruth_Schwenk_on_Becoming_a_Happy_Mom.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:14am PDT

Mother of 7 Hannah Keeley joins Arlene in part 2 of this conversation about becoming a happy mom.  You'll learn how to: 

- Manage stress better 

- Have more fun as a mom 

- Limit screen time for your kids (including high schoolers) 

- Trust God more and worry less 

- Make peace with a less-than-perfect Pinterest life 

Hannah is the founder of Mom Mastery University, and the host of "Hannah Help Me!"  She has been featured on the Today Show, Fox & Friends, the Rachael Ray Show, and the Wall Street Journal. 

Learn more about Hannah at hannahhelpme.com 

Direct download: Hannah_Keeley_on_Becoming_a_Happy_Mom_Part_2.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:36am PDT

Arlene interviews mother of 7, TV personality, author, speaker and fun-loving wife Hannah Keeley.  If you've ever been overwhelmed as a mom, you'll want to listen to this energy boost about finding purpose and tackling life's greatest challenges - one step at a time. 

Learn how to turn your despair into hope and find more energy as a mom.  You'll be inspired to make positive changes in this lively conversation.  

Direct download: Becoming_a_Happy_Mom_with_Hannah_Keeley.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

Singer and author Gwen Smith talks about launching your teens successfully, the power of prayer and God's Word in parenting, and how to deal with tone (yours and theirs!).  You will be inspired to seek God's presence in your home and you will be equipped to better connect with your tween or teen.  Plus Gwen is hilarious!  

Direct download: Gwen_Smith_Becoming_a_Happy_Mom.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:34am PDT

Author, speaker, radio and TV host Kendra Smiley joins Arlene for an inspiring talk about:  

- Engaging your strong willed child
- Re-establishing family priorities

- Asking the parenting question, "What's my goal?"

Learn how Kendra responded to her strong willed son who didn't want to complete the "stupid assignment."  That sounds familiar right? 

 

Arlene interviewed Kendra for her book 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom.  And remember that eBook is only $1.99 in May 2016 (on Kindle, Nook, Google, Apple, etc).

Direct download: Kendra_Smiley_on_Becoming_a_Happy_Mom_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

Singer and author Gwen Smith talks about launching your teens successfully, the power of prayer and God's Word in parenting, and how to deal with tone (yours and theirs!).  You will be inspired to seek God's presence in your home and you will be equipped to better connect with your tween or teen.  Plus Gwen is hilarious!  

Direct download: Gwen_Smith_on_Becoming_a_Happy_Mom.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40am PDT

You will be inspired to live with gratitude after listening to this interview with Mary Carver.  Mary is the co-author of Choose Joy: Finding Hope and Purpose When Life Hurts.  It's a story of triumph over illness and pity party living.

Direct download: Choose_Joy_with_Mary_Carver.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30am PDT

Learn how to raise kids who know how to serve, say thank you, and limit screen time.  Blogger Kristen Welch joins Arlene for this encouraging conversation about motherhood, messes and redemption.   

Direct download: Kristen_Welch_Raising_Grateful_Kids_Pt_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:49pm PDT

Popular blogger Kristen Welch shows you how to raise grateful kids in an entitled world.  You will be inspired by her family's service to their non profit Mercy House in Africa.  Learn how to respond when your kids complain or whine about what they don't have.  

Direct download: Kristen_Welch_Raising_Grateful_Kids_Pt_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:22pm PDT