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Less Drama More Mama is the podcast for moms who want to feel calm, in control, and confident about how to handle anything life throws their way. As a Certified Life Coach, LCSW, School Counselor, and blogger, Pam Howard has been helping empower parents for years. In her podcast, she shares personal stories, case studies, and life coaching tools to help you go from feeling frazzled and disrespected to feeling calm and connected. Learn more at http://LessDramaMoreMama.com.

Less Drama More Mama is the podcast for moms who want to feel calm, in control, and confident about how to handle anything life throws their way. As a Certified Life Coach, LCSW, School Counselor, and blogger, Pam Howard has been helping empower parents for years. In her podcast, she shares personal stories, case studies, and life coaching tools to help you go from feeling frazzled and disrespected to feeling calm and connected. Learn more at http://LessDramaMoreMama.com.

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Less Drama More Mama is the podcast for moms who want to feel calm, in control, and confident about how to handle anything life throws their way. As a Certified Life Coach, LCSW, School Counselor, and blogger, Pam Howard has been helping empower parents for years. In her podcast, she shares personal stories, case studies, and life coaching tools to help you go from feeling frazzled and disrespected to feeling calm and connected. Learn more at http://LessDramaMoreMama.com.

Language:

English


Episodes

Proactive Parenting – 164

9/28/2021
There are two types of responses to the circumstances in your life: proactive and reactive. When you’re proactive, you make decisions ahead of time to solve potential problems before they occur, leaving you feeling calm and in control. When you're reactive, feelings of fear and powerlessness often bring about the very outcome you’re hoping to avoid. While reactive parenting is common and sometimes unavoidable, you can learn how to become a less reactive and more proactive mom. Tune into this...

Duration:00:10:36

Encouraging Your Child – 163

9/21/2021
The late philosopher and psychiatrist Alfred Adler believed that “a misbehaving child is a discouraged child.” In so many subtle ways, and without realizing it, we discourage our kids all the time. In this episode, I talk about the ways we unknowingly discourage our kids and offer some tips for encouraging them more. www.lessdramamoremama.com/163

Duration:00:09:47

Homework Help – 162

9/14/2021
Does your child struggle to do homework? Do you get into regular battles over it and question how much to get involved? In this episode, I offer my thoughts to get you in a calm and empowered frame of mind when it comes to your child's homework, so you know exactly how to help. www.lessdramamoremama.com/162

Duration:00:10:07

Grandparent Expectations – 161

9/7/2021
Do you wish your kids' grandparents acted differently? When you think about them, do you feel frustrated, resentful, hurt, or guilty? If you answered "yes," this episode is for you. Learn the secret to improve your relationships with your parents or in-laws, take back your power, and feel more at peace. www.lessdramamoremama.com/161

Duration:00:09:58

Why Is My Child In Charge? Interview with Claire Lerner – 160

8/31/2021
You have every intention of sticking to your limits, staying calm, and helping your kids through their difficult emotions. But in the heat of the moment, you find yourself giving into their demands, yelling, punishing them, or trying to fix their feelings. While counseling families with children ages six and under, today's guest sought to get to the root of what prevents moms from being the parents they want to be. Join me and Claire Lerner as we talk about making important mindset shifts to...

Duration:00:51:46

Back-to-School Q&A – 159

8/24/2021
You've got questions, I've got answers. In this Back-to-School episode, I'm answering questions submitted by moms when I asked, "What would be the most useful podcast for you right now about back-to-school issues?" Tune in to hear their concerns and questions, and how I addressed each one. If you have a question you'd like answered in a future episode, email me at pam@lessdramamoremama.com www.lessdramamoremama.com/159

Duration:00:15:05

Lessons from Grief Camp – 158

8/17/2021
I recently spent an unforgettable week working as a clinician at a grief camp for kids. While I'm sure I helped the campers learn and grow in many ways, they taught and inspired me a great deal, too. In this episode, I share my biggest takeaway from being at grief camp this summer and how it applies to you. www.lessdramamoremama.com/158

Duration:00:13:35

Dealing with Disappointment – 157

8/10/2021
The start of the school year isn't how we imagined it would be last May when COVID cases were declining and vaccines became available to kids over 12. It's natural and normal to feel disappointed when your expectations aren’t met or your plans change, but how good are you at actually allowing yourself to feel disappointed? In this episode, I talk about why it's important to allow disappointment and how resisting it can lead to greater suffering. www.lessdramamoremama.com/187

Duration:00:09:36

The Family Reset – 156

8/3/2021
Sometimes, families run like well-oiled machines. And other times, they don't operate as effectively. With summer schedules ending and school fast approaching, many families are all out of whack. In this episode, I share how you can do a 'reset' and get yours running smoothly again. www.lessdramamoremama.com/156

Duration:00:11:05

Parental Projection – 155

7/27/2021
Back in episode 79, I talked about four of the main psychological defense mechanisms I see in my work with moms. In today's show, I'm diving deeper into one of those defense mechanisms: projection. Tune in to learn what parental projection is, how it impacts you and your kids, and what you can do about it. www.lessdramamoremama.com/155

Duration:00:11:41

“I Want My Mommy!” – 154

7/20/2021
When you know your child misses you and feels sad or scared, you might feel guilty or anxious about being apart. In today's episode, I share a recent personal story in which I was able to quickly turn my guilt-inducing thoughts into ones that caused me to feel calm and confident instead. Join me as I share this experience with you and offer some useful ways to think about when your kids want their mommy. www.lessdramamoremama.com/154

Duration:00:09:14

How to Be Your Own Best Friend – 153

7/13/2021
It may sound like a bunch of self-help "fluff," but today's episode is anything but. The relationship you have with yourself is at the root of all of your successes and all of your problems. When you understand this, and take an honest look at yourself, you start to see where you can strengthen that relationship and develop a deeper connection with yourself. Tune in to hear how you can incorporate the seven qualities of a best friend into your life and become your own best friend....

Duration:00:16:54

Thought Patterns That Keep Moms Stuck, Part Two – 152

7/6/2021
In last week's episode, I shared five faulty thought patterns that keep moms stuck feeling anxious, guilty, disappointed, and discouraged. This week, I'm sharing another five thought patterns that, if unchecked, can lead to feelings of shame, inadequacy, anger, and depression. Tune in to find out what these patterns are, how they impact you, and how to break them. www.lessdramamoremama.com/152

Duration:00:11:02

Thought Patterns That Keep Moms Stuck, Part One – 151

6/29/2021
Identifying our own thought patterns isn't easy. Most of the time, we don't even recognize that our thoughts are thoughts at all...we just believe they're facts! To help you figure out why you might be feeling stuck when it comes to a situation in your life, today's episode reveals five common unhelpful thought patterns, how they impact moms, and how to begin changing them. www.lessdramamoremama.com/151

Duration:00:13:50

Physical Pain and Your Brain with Aimée Gianni – 150

6/22/2021
Physical pain is a part of life. Often, the way we think about our physical pain compounds our suffering by adding emotional pain on top of it. In this information-packed episode, I interview Marriage and Family Therapist and Master Coach Instructor, Aimée Gianni, about the mind-body connection and how life coaching not only helps with emotional pain, but can reduce symptoms of physical pain as well. www.lessdramamoremama.com/150

Duration:00:26:45

On the Same Team – 149

6/15/2021
Do you and your child's father parent differently? If so, you're in the same boat as most of the moms I know. In honor of Father’s Day, I'm addressing the issue of parents "getting on the same page." www.lessdramamoremama.com/149

Duration:00:14:11

More Time for Mom – 148

6/8/2021
One of the main things the moms in the Chill Out Challenge are saying is that they don’t have enough time to devote to self-care. In today's episode, I'll share a time-saving strategy used by the most productive and successful people in the world. There's also a free download to go along with the episode to help you figure out how to make time for the things that truly matter to you. www.lessdramamoremama.com/148

Duration:00:09:21

Bonus Episode – Chill Out Challenge for Moms

6/4/2021
LISTEN TO THE SHOW: In this special bonus episode, I invite you to sign up for this year's Chill Out Challenge for Moms. Ditch your excuses for putting yourself last Conquer the chaos at home and get more organized Carve out time each day just for YOU Focus on your own self-care and emotional well-being Meet other amazing moms Practice the 3 R's: relax, recharge, and reflect Participate to win prizes that will help you maintain your self-care Sign up for the challenge right HERE. ​

Duration:00:03:36

Creating Your Support System – 147

6/1/2021
Do you have a network of supportive relationships in your life? Having a strong support system in place before you actually need it can help you feel more confident about handling life's ups and downs. Tune in to this episode to learn about the different kinds of support you may need and how to start creating your own support system. www.lessdramamoremama.com/147

Duration:00:11:17

Building Self-Trust As A Mom – 146

5/25/2021
How much do you trust yourself? Trust is one of the most fundamental aspects of any relationship. You want to be able to trust your partner, kids, parents, friends, and coworkers. You want to be able to rely on them and know that they'll do what they say they'll do. Without that foundation of trust, it can be hard to have a good relationship. And so it’s even more important to have that kind of relationship with yourself and know you can count on yourself no matter what. I’ve identified...

Duration:00:17:44