Enjoy the inspiration of Power of Families while you exercise, commute, fold laundry, or relax!
Saren hosts this lively on-demand audio podcast where you’ll hear from popular authors, experts and regular parents as they discuss parenting and family-building.
To listen, scroll down and click on an individual episode link or click below for details on how to listen on your phone.
The easiest way to listen to a podcast is generally to sign up for that podcast through an ap on your phone. There are a whole lot of good aps for listening to podcasts. A couple of good ones that we’ve tried for Andriod phones are DoggCatcher (small charge) and PodcastAddict (free). You can also check out Stitcher Smart Radio which works on iOS and Android. For iPhones, it’s easy to listen via iTunes.
Simply get a podcast app set up then search “Power of Families Radio” to find our podcast. If you subscribe to it in your app, it will be easy for you to find each new episode.
“I’ve finally found a way to make folding laundry enjoyable… listening to Power of Families Radio while I tackle those mountains of clothes! It makes the time fly by and makes matching up socks a pleasure (ok, perhaps I wouldn’t go that far). I just wanted to say thanks for all you are doing.” –Jeanette Millward
“Just a few weeks ago I started listening to the podcasts and they are encouraging, motivating, give great ideas and information, help me have more confidence in my abilities as a mom, and most importantly (to me) they help me not be so hard on myself and to lose the guilt. I have realized I’m not alone in my feelings about various aspects of motherhood – during podcasts things are expressed and my jaw literally drops that there is another mother out there has a similar feeling about something. Keep the podcasts coming!” –Shannon Bryant
“Your podcasts are awesome. I listen when I go running and it is like running with a friend. I actually look forward to my exercise when I have a podcast from you to listen to! Thanks for being wonderful and keep up the great work!” — Ingrid Sorensen
“I started listening to your podcast in December (while I fold laundry. Of course, right?). The solidarity alone is wonderful, but you have also shared some great life philosophies and helpful parenting advice. I heard about these from a friend, and you have quickly become my favorite podcast! I was so excited to see a new one waiting for me today. Thank you so much for all you do–I already feel so much better as a person, and I really feel that several of these podcasts have already changed the way I approach my daily life with my kids in such a positive way. I so appreciate you! Thank you!” –Jamie Walton
“I love to listen to your podcast when I’m washing dishes or making a meal. Often what you talk about is an issue I’m thinking about and mulling over. But even if you’re not talking about something already on my mind, listening puts me in a mindset to do some problem solving. That happened for me today. You were talking about something unrelated, but my mind went to my concern about how to keep my 8-year-old occupied during her brother’s piano lesson that afternoon. (Yes, I know a silly, small concern but a concern, nonetheless.) We have to travel a little bit for music and so we end up hanging out there in that part of town. Lately she’s been so bored with playgrounds and doesn’t want to do homework, and it becomes a frustrating time for both of us. As you were chatting on the podcast, the thought came to me to bring her sketch book and colored pencils. It was a perfect solution. She did some drawing (her love) and got some space from people (which I think she needs after school) while I played hard on the playground with my toddler. He loved my attention and I was reminded how much more I need to take advantage of time with him at this age to just make him laugh. As I was loving that moment with him, I thought, I need to say thank you. So thank you. Thank you for reminding me of the kind of mother I want to be.” – Alice-Anne Johns
“I recently learned that in addition to the two well known gut responses—fight or flight—scientists have discovered a third: freeze. As a new, young mom (my daughter is almost nine months), I was frozen. I just felt so stuck in trying to address the immediate needs that come frequently with a baby that it seemed impossible to tackle and conquer bigger, ever-present challenges in my new role. To make matters worse, the longer I stood frozen, the easier it was for depression to settle in and attempt to take root. And that’s when my husband discovered Power of Families podcast and suggested I listen. Ohhhh my. I thought I was alone in my struggles, but immediately I was hearing all of my challenges and frustrations voiced by other women. My own very thoughts coming through the speakers of my smartphone. Yet, all of those concerns were coupled with such hope and positivity and realistic suggestions that I was able to unstick and move onward and upward again. Things aren’t perfect around here. I don’t expect them to be. However, things are happier because I am happier. Thank you so much. Your words and experiences have helped me and my family more than you know. With all the love and hope in the world,” Kristen B.