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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 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 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 LessDramaMoreMama.com.

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Episodes

Overcome Your Overwhelm – 054

8/20/2019
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Do you wish you could stop feeling so overwhelmed all the time? As moms, we take on a lot of responsibilities -- housework, meal prep, shopping, driving, helping with homework, and cleaning up messes. There never seems to be enough money to deal with all the home repairs, after school activities, family vacations, and car payments. Keeping up with health goals and friendships seems impossible. Who has the time? There are so many decisions to make every day and so many options from which to...

Duration:00:15:41

Adjusting to a New School Year – 053

8/13/2019
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How are you feeling about the new school year? Are you relieved? Overwhelmed? A nervous wreck? Don't miss this episode, where I'll share my tips for feeling calm and confident about the year ahead, and how to help your kids through their transition back to school. www.lessdramamoremama.com/053

Duration:00:17:41

What It Means To Be a Good Mom – 052

8/6/2019
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The majority of my clients come to me believing that they’re bad moms. They feel like failures. They feel guilty, ashamed, and inadequate. They tell me they just want to be good moms. But what does that even mean? Who decides what makes a good mom, anyway? Join me for today's episode, where I talk about how I define being a good mom for myself and how you can define it for yourself, too. www.lessdramamoremama.com/052

Duration:00:17:18

The Problem with I-Statements – 051

7/30/2019
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I-Statements are a technique often recommended by counselors and therapists to help with communication. They're supposed to reduce defensiveness when trying to resolve conflicts by focusing on how you feel, rather than attacking the other person's behavior. As a school counselor, I used to teach I-Statements to my students until I realized that they were mostly ineffective and dis-empowering. Join me for this episode as I explain my thoughts about I-Statements and a more useful way to go...

Duration:00:13:34

Out of the Mouths of Babes: Conversations with Marissa and Dalia – 050

7/23/2019
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Today on the podcast, I interview two VERY special guests. They're the ones who call me "Mommy." Marissa (13) and Dalia (almost 10!), share what they know and understand about what I teach as a life coach. They offer their advice to moms about parenting and self-talk. They discuss making mistakes, siblings, growing up, girl drama, their relationships with me, and more. Please enjoy these conversations with my most FAVORITE people in the world. www.lessdramamoremama.com/050

Duration:00:27:01

Bridging the Belief Gap – 049

7/16/2019
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When my clients first learn that they're in control of their thoughts and feelings, they’re blown away. They feel like they've just unlocked the secret of the Universe...which, of course, they have. They want to start changing all of their negative thoughts right away, but often, they get stuck. The thoughts they’ve been thinking up until that point feel TRUE. Join me for this episode to learn a powerful tool that will help you change your beliefs -- even the ones that you think are true....

Duration:00:13:18

When Mom Has Separation Anxiety – 048

7/9/2019
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When you hear the term “separation anxiety,” you probably think of a toddler clinging to his mother’s leg and crying while she’s trying to leave the house or the preschool. I wanted to do an episode about separation anxiety for moms who become excessively anxious when separated from their kids. It’s a lot more common than you think. And so this is for you, whether your kids are going off to Kindergarten, camp, or college. www.lessdramamoremama.com/048

Duration:00:14:34

Put Down the Parenting Book – 047

7/2/2019
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As of today, there are more than 50,000 parenting books on Amazon. These books are filled with different techniques, strategies, theories, and opinions related to parenting that often contradict one another, which can leave parents feeling confused, frustrated, and even hopeless. Of course, reading parenting books can be very helpful to learn about topics such as child development and effective parenting strategies. But in today's episode, I share about when reading parenting books isn’t...

Duration:00:13:40

When Your Child Lies to You – 046

6/25/2019
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Nothing seems to upset parents more than when their child lies to them. But since lying is a normal and natural part of child development, every parent deals with it at some point. While you may not have control over whether or not your kids lie to you, you do have control over how you think, feel, and act when they do. Join me in this episode as I talk about why kids lie, and how to think about lying and trust in ways that serve you and your family. www.lessdramamoremama.com/046

Duration:00:17:15

Keeping Friendship Strong – 045

6/18/2019
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We’re taught to believe that the quality of a friendship depends on how people behave toward each other. But that's not true. The quality of a friendship really depends on how people think about each other. If you're feeling dissatisfied with a friendship or want to know how to enhance the ones you've got, join me in this episode as I go into depth about what friendship actually is, and how to keep yours going strong. www.lessdramamoremama.com/045

Duration:00:11:32

Making New Friends – 044

6/11/2019
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From an early age, friendships are a vital part of our social development and emotional well-being. As we grow older, and especially after having kids, we tend to get so caught up in our responsibilities at home and at work that we sometimes neglect to foster our connections with people other than our kids, spouses, and immediate family members. But before you go start looking for new friends, it's important to make sure you have the right mindset. Join me for today's episode, where I share...

Duration:00:20:19

Overcoming Loneliness – 043

6/4/2019
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I've coached many moms who struggle with loneliness. Their husbands travel for work. Their families live far away. They've been through a divorce. And yet, I've also worked with moms in these same exact situations who don't feel lonely at all. How is that possible? Join me for this episode where I talk about what actually causes loneliness (it's not what you might think!) and how to overcome it. www.lessdramamoremama.com/042

Duration:00:13:59

How to Stop Beating Yourself Up – 042

5/28/2019
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Most of us would never speak to our best friends the way we speak to ourselves. When we make a mistake or act in a way we regret, we mentally beat ourselves up with harsh, negative self-talk. Our brains think that this kind of self-punishment is somehow protective and helpful. In this episode, I explain why we beat ourselves up, why it's counterproductive, and the process for how to stop doing it. www.lessdramamoremama.com/042

Duration:00:12:39

Dealing with Entitlement – 041

5/21/2019
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Entitled kids believe the world revolves around them. They want what they want, when they want it, and they don’t know when enough is enough. The rules don’t apply to them. They will resort to whining, negotiating, begging, pleading, guilt-tripping, arguing, and tantruming to get their way. They're not born with a sense of entitlement; they learn it from well-intentioned parents who unwittingly teach it to them by giving in to their demands. If you have kids who act entitled, today's episode...

Duration:00:23:06

Switched On Parenting with Dr. Kristy Goodwin – 040

5/14/2019
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With technology constantly changing and evolving, it can feel overwhelming to parent in the digital age. There are so many decisions to make when it comes to setting appropriate screen-time limits for our kids and for ourselves. Join me for today's interview with Dr. Kristy Goodwin, one of Australia's leading digital wellness experts, as we discuss guilt-free parenting strategies for raising kids who thrive both online and off. www.lessdramamoremama.com/040

Duration:00:33:29

Feeling Appreciated on Mother’s Day (and every day) – 039

5/7/2019
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Mother's Day is the one day of the year specifically dedicated to appreciating moms. But not every mom feels appreciated on Mother's Day. In fact, many of the moms I coach tell me that they feel unappreciated, or taken for granted, on most days. Don't miss this important episode where I talk about how to feel appreciated on Mother's Day and every day -- no matter what anyone else says or does. Happy Mother's Day! https://lessdramamoremama.com/039

Duration:00:12:16

The Power of Play – 038

4/30/2019
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Long before kids speak their first words, they learn the language of Play. As they get older, play continues to be their main way of communicating and learning. But play isn't only necessary for kids. It's essential for adults, too. Join me for this episode, where I talk about the importance of play and how to bring more fun, laughter, and connection into your life. www.lessdramamoremama.com/038

Duration:00:17:46

Are You Raising a People Pleaser? – 037

4/23/2019
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Are you raising a people-pleaser? Do you suffer from the "disease to please?" While it may seem easier to have a child who’s always agreeable, has a strong desire to be liked, and goes out of his or her way to please you, the long-term consequences of people pleasing can be detrimental. Join me for today's episode, where I talk about the damaging effects of people-pleasing, how you can help your child avoid the habit, and how to break it for yourself. www.lessdramamoremama.com/037

Duration:00:14:49

Emotional Adulthood – 036

4/16/2019
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Most people go through life living in a state of emotional childhood, blaming external circumstances for their feelings. When you combine kids who have no ability to manage their minds with parents who don't manage their own, it can spell trouble. Join me for today's episode, where I talk about the concept of emotional adulthood and why you should strive to attain it.www.lessdramamoremama.com/036

Duration:00:15:23

Consequences with Love – 035

4/9/2019
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Did you know that you can set and enforce consequences with love? It’s not only possible, it’s also much more effective. Tune into today's episode where I talk about the differences between consequences and punishments, the different types of consequences, and how to feel calm, loving, empowered, and confident when helping your kids experience and learn from the consequences of their actions. www.lessdramamoremama.com/035

Duration:00:17:50