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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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United States

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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

You Are Not a Sh*tty Parent with Carla Naumburg

9/20/2022
International bestselling author Carla Naumburg, PhD, is back on the show with me to talk about her fifth and latest book, You Are Not a Sh*tty Parent: How to Practice Self-Compassion and Give Yourself a Break. In her unique down-to-earth, warm, and humorous way, Carla helps us understand the importance of self-compassion and gives us practical strategies to prevent and manage what she calls, “Sh*tty Parent Syndrome.” If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “I’m such a shitty parent” (and who...

Duration:00:52:59

Back-to-School Q&A, Second Edition – 214

9/13/2022
Did you know I used to be a K-8 School Counselor? That experience has helped me SO MUCH in my work with parents. Last week, I got curious and asked my Instagram followers what questions they had for a former K-8 school counselor. And they delivered! If your child is in elementary or middle school, you’ll definitely want to give this episode a listen and share it with others! Get full show notes and information at www.lessdramamoremama.com/214

Duration:00:13:19

7 Things Grandparents Wish You’d Say – 213

9/6/2022
Join me for this special Grandparents' Day episode to learn seven things your child’s grandparents wish you'd say to them. These seven statements will not only help them feel great, they'll also help position you as equals in adulthood and enhance your relationships! Get full show notes and information at www.lessdramamoremama.com/213

Duration:00:08:19

Managing Special Needs, Motherhood, and Money with Abbi Perets – 212

8/30/2022
My guest today is Abbi Perets, a mom of five who didn’t want to choose between spending time with her kids and having a successful career, so she figured out a way to do both. Abbi started freelance writing when her oldest child was born. When her third child (who had special needs) was diagnosed with cancer, Abbi joined an online community for moms of kids with cancer and began sharing freelance writing tips. The moms who implemented her suggestions began making money to be able to afford...

Duration:01:07:10

Impress Yourself – 211

8/23/2022
Moms don’t give themselves enough credit for the impressive things they do every day. Tune in for this brief, but powerful episode about noticing and appreciating the amazing person you are now, AND setting goals you to impress yourself even more in the future. Get full show notes and information at www.lessdramamoremama.com/211

Duration:00:07:04

Helping Kids Go Back to School – 210

8/16/2022
Growing up, the first day of school was always a big deal in my house. But along with the excitement of getting new school supplies and shoes were feelings of nervousness, stress, and worry, too. In today’s episode, I’m talking about the transition back to school and how you can make it easier on everyone. Get full show notes and information at www.lessdramamoremama.com/210

Duration:00:10:56

Helping Your Grieving Child – 209

8/9/2022
I just returned from a week-long camp for kids who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. It was my fourth summer there as a Grief Specialist, and every year I'm amazed by how transformative it is -- both for me and for the kids. Tune in to today's episode, where I share my top recommendations for how to support grieving kids, whether they’re grieving the loss of a parent, a sibling, a grandparent, other family members, pets, or peers. Get full show notes and...

Duration:00:11:03

Six Life-Changing Books All Moms Should Read – 208

8/2/2022
I love books. I love to read them, recommend them, share them, and give them as gifts. In this episode, I'm sharing six books that have had the biggest impact on me so far when it comes to parenting and life, and why I think they'd have a positive impact on you, too. Get full show notes and information at www.lessdramamoremama.com/208

Duration:00:16:55

How to Learn From Past Choices – 207

7/26/2022
If you've ever promised yourself that you would learn from your past choices only to find yourself repeating them, this episode is for you. I'm sharing a five-step process to help you learn from your past choices and actually change your behavior to create more peace and calm in your home. Join me as I walk you through each of the five steps and share insights from my own life and coaching practice. Full show notes and information at www.lessdramamoremama.com/207

Duration:00:14:51

Co-Parenting with Confidence: Interview with Mikki Gardner – 206

7/19/2022
Co-parenting after divorce gets a bad rap, but my guest today is proof that it's possible to have a good relationship with your ex and co-parent peacefully. Mikki Gardner is a Certified Life Coach and Conscious Parenting Coach. She's a mom to three boys (her son and two bonus sons) and a dog. She co-parents with her ex husband and his wife, her partner and his ex-wife. Mikki is the host of the Co-Parenting with Confidence podcast and has a private one-on-one coaching practice, helping moms...

Duration:00:46:30

What to Do When Your Child Is Upset and Won’t Tell You Why – 205

7/12/2022
Most parents assume the absolute worst when their kids are upset and won't share why. Their brains automatically make up the craziest stories about what might be going on. They also tend to take things personally, get defensive, and act in ways that reinforce their child's belief that it’s better to keep things to themselves when they’re upset. Tune in for this episode to learn how to respond to your kids when they won't talk with you about why they're upset. Get full show notes at...

Duration:00:08:40

Children and Choices – 204

7/5/2022
This episode was inspired by several factors that all seemed to converge at once: the Fourth of July, the Roe v Wade decision last week, and a session with one of my newest clients. All had themes of freedom, independence, and choice. And those three things make a huge impact on your relationship with your kids. Tune into today's episode to learn more about the importance of encouraging your child to make decisions and tips on how to do it. Get more information and show notes at...

Duration:00:13:02

Parenting Through Different Stages – 203

6/28/2022
Today we're wrapping up my greatest hits series of guest interviews with four amazing women. Claire Lerner offers help for parents of young children, Amy Kelly supports parents and teachers of middle school kids, Stephanie Haynes guides parents and kids through options after high school, and Alison Cady coaches women who want to lose weight and stop emotional eating. Don't forget to leave a review of the podcast before the end of June for your chance to win a book of your choice written by...

Duration:00:23:10

Vulnerability and Empowerment – 202

6/21/2022
We’re almost halfway through the year and halfway through the greatest hits guest edition of the Less Drama More Mama podcast. Each week in June I’m rounding up some of the best clips from my guest interviews over the last 200 episodes. Today, you'll hear from several Master Life Coaches, including Erin Aquin, Krista St.-Germain, and Aimée Gianni about relationships, grief, and the mind-body connection. You'll also hear from writer Andrea Askowitz about the power of personal stories. All of...

Duration:00:26:41

Multitasking, Mindfulness, Mom Guilt, and Mistakes – 201

6/14/2022
In case you missed it, I’m dedicating the whole month of June on the Less Drama More Mama podcast to greatest hits from my guest interviews. And, to say thank you for listening to and supporting the podcast, two lucky listeners will win a book of their choice written by one of my guests. All you have to do to enter is leave a review of the podcast during the month of June. This week, you'll hear from Carla Naumburg, PhD, mindfulness mentor Hunter Clarke-Fields, emotional well-being coach...

Duration:00:27:25

Perfectionism, Guilt, Screen Time, and More – 200

6/7/2022
I’ve decided to do something really special to celebrate the 200th episode of the Less Drama More Mama podcast. The entire month of June, I’m sharing the greatest hits from guest speakers I’ve had on the show. And, when you leave a review of the podcast during the month of June, you’ll be entered to win a book of your choice written by one of my guests. It’s my way of saying thank you to my guests for their partnership and to YOU for listening and supporting the podcast. Tune in to hear...

Duration:00:34:51

Parenting with Consistency – 199

5/31/2022
I can't believe it's been four years since I started the Less Drama More Mama podcast. It's one of my favorite ways to connect with you, and I appreciate your support so much. I'm really proud of the fact that I haven't missed a single Tuesday episode since I started. So, it's only fitting that the 199th episode is all about parenting with consistency. Tune in to learn why this is an important topic and how to create consistency in your words and actions. www.lessdramamoremama.com/199

Duration:00:11:04

Helping Kids Adjust to Change – 198

5/24/2022
From small transitions, like waking up in the morning, to bigger ones like going back and forth between two parents' homes, kids deal with lots of changes every day. While change can be difficult for adults, it can be even more stressful for kids because they haven't yet developed the cognitive, emotional, and executive functioning skills required to handle it. Even though we often resist it, change is inevitable. Tune into this episode and find out how you can help your kids learn the...

Duration:00:10:31

Mental Health for Moms – 197

5/17/2022
It's still Mental Health Awareness month and this week, we're getting a little more personal about how mental health affects the way you parent. In this podcast episode, I'm sharing my own mental health journey, and why my mental well-being is my top priority as a mom. If you’ve ever struggled (or are currently struggling) with your mental health, please know you’re not alone. There's no shame in recognizing and facing it, and there are lots of ways to get the support you need. You deserve...

Duration:00:11:14

7 Signs of Good Mental Health – 196

5/10/2022
Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness Month? I think it’s great that we have an entire month dedicated to mental health, but it seems like most of the conversations focus on mental illness. And while that's definitely a crucial part of the conversation, it’s not the whole picture. No one really talks about what good mental health means or how to cultivate it. Good mental health isn’t simply the absence of mental illness, and it isn’t feeling happy all the time. So what is it? And how...

Duration:00:08:55