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Less Drama More Mama

Less Drama More Mama

Author: Pam Howard

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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
246 Episodes
For 16 years, my mom drove the same car until it literally wouldn't drive anymore. Despite knowing it was time to get a new one, she just kept putting it on hold. And when her car finally did go kaput, she ended up spending a lot of money on a car she didn’t really love. We often think that taking action early will be MORE costly than waiting it out. But that's rarely ever true. In today’s episode of the podcast, I’m getting really real with you about taking action to improve your family situation and what's likely to happen if you continue to wait. Get full show notes and information at
This week, I'm chatting with three incredible moms who are wrapping up the inaugural round of Damn Good Mama. First you'll meet Katie, who sometimes felt discouraged about the dynamics in her home with three kids, and wanted to be more intentional about the way she parented them. Next, you'll meet Amanda, who dreaded going home after work in the evenings. With two teenage daughters, she knew there would always be some kind of conflict when she walked in the door. And finally, you'll meet Jessica, who realized she needed help bringing peace and happiness back into her home after becoming a widow two years ago. Tune in to this episode to hear the incredible transformations of these three amazing mamas.Get full show notes and information at
In January, I committed to going to Barre classes three times a week and hip hop every Thursday night. Then I got COVID, and two weeks went by without me going to any classes. When I started to feel better, I had to decide: do I keep my commitment to myself to exercise four times a week? Or do I continue resting and relaxing? In this episode, I share my perspective on commitment and what I chose to do. If keeping commitments to yourself is something you struggle with, this episode will give you a giant dose of inspiration and determination. Get full show notes and information at
We're more than halfway through my group coaching program, Damn Good Mama, and two of our moms recently shared that they felt things were getting worse in their homes...not better. While that might sound frustrating, it's actually a very common occurrence. And surprisingly, it means they're doing something right. In this week's episode of the podcast, I’m sharing why you might feel like things get more chaotic or out of control in your home, especially after implementing the tools and techniques that I share on this podcast, and what you can do about it. Get full show notes and information at
Your imagination is a very powerful tool that you can use to create your ideal relationships. In today's podcast episode, I’m revealing how you can become the mom you want to be just by “acting as if” you're already her now. This is truly one of the simplest and most effective tools you can use to start seeing changes in your family. I can't wait to share it with you! Get full show notes and information at
Relationships don't happen by accident. And that is really good news. Even if you don’t love your relationships with your kids right now or wish your interactions with them were different – it’s good news because those things can change. This week on the podcast, I’m sharing a concept that has the power to transform your relationships into the beautiful, loving, and joyful ones they can be. And it starts by understanding that your kids are a mirror of the thoughts and assumptions you carry about yourself, your kids, and your relationships with them. It might sound a little "out there," but this is one of the most powerful things any mom can learn. Get full show notes and information at
Recently, I had an experience with my daughter where my initial reaction was to get scared and then so angry I wanted to yell at her. But I didn't. In today’s episode, I'm sharing exactly what I did to stay calm, connected, and confident in my parenting, and how you can learn to do the same in three really simple steps. This works at EVERY age and stage of parenting, so if your first reactions are usually like mine, make sure you listen in! Get full show notes and information at
Have you ever noticed how quick people are to assume the worst in others? Maybe you’ve even recognized this tendency in yourself. When we assume the worst in others, it negatively impacts our experience of life, our mood, and especially our relationships. How often are you assuming the worst intentions from your own kids? This episode is full of examples that every mom can relate to – from kids not doing their chores to teens who come home late. If you’re ready to instantly improve your relationship with your kids, this is one episode you don’t want to miss. Get full show notes and information at
Today's guest is my friend and colleague, Jamie Berman. She's a Master Certified Coach with a background in Spiritual Psychology, and specializes in all things money, mindset, and manifestation! Jamie helps her clients go from underearning to making 6-figures and beyond in their businesses without overworking or hustling. In this interview, Jamie shares how her views on money have changed over time. She also talks about issues specifically related to stay-at-home moms and working moms, and spills the tea on how she chooses to spend her money to get the most out of life. Get full show notes and information at
I'm a big believer in the power of affirmations. Not only have they made a huge difference in my own life, but my clients use them all the time to achieve results. This week on the podcast, I’m sharing all about affirmations – what they are, how to use them, and how they can specifically help you achieve your parenting and relationship goals. If you’re looking for a really simple way to start getting more of what you want, this is an episode you don't want to miss. Get more information and full show notes at
Today’s episode is about changing your state; not in the sense of shifting where you physically live, but where you mentally live. Your "state" refers to your dominant way of being in the world and consists of your attitudes, perceptions, assumptions, beliefs, feelings, and actions. If you don't like the results you're creating in your life, it may be time to change your state. Tune into this episode to learn more. Get full show notes and information at
When presented with an opportunity to make a change for the better or go after a goal, many moms don’t take it. They choose to stay stuck. But why? In today’s episode, I’m sharing my thoughts about what stops us from doing the things we KNOW will benefit us and move us forward in life, and how to get unstuck. Full show notes and information can be found at
Happy New Year, mama! I hope you're having an amazing start to 2023. Did you set a resolution or goal yet? I recently read that 54% of American parents make New Year’s resolutions, and while I think setting goals is amazing, why we set them and how we think about them ultimately determines whether or not we will attain them. Most of the time, I see parents set goals with the idea that they’ll be happier on the other side of achieving them. And it’s exactly that kind of thinking that prevents them from getting the happiness they want. This seems totally counterintuitive, I know, but it's true. And on today's first episode of the new year, I'm sharing why. Full show notes and information at
This week's episode is a twist on self-care that you probably haven't heard. When they think about self-care, many moms imagine bubble baths, a few minutes of quiet time (locked in the bathroom), or a warm cup of coffee before a hectic day begins. Today I'm sharing a strategy that's been a huge mood-lifter for me, and I know it can do the same for you. Plus, it’s not a run-of-the-mill idea you’d find on a Pinterest list of "25 self-care activities for moms." Take care of yourself, mama, and have a Happy New Year! Get full show notes and information at
We've already talked about the first two pillars of the More Mama Method – Control and Connection, and this week we're talking about Competence. Do you know what to do when your kids have totally different temperaments and don't respond to the same parenting approach? Or what to do when kids are uncooperative? Or when you feel totally overwhelmed by life? This episode addresses all those things from the lens of competence, and I can't wait to share them with you!
Damn Good Mama – 227

Damn Good Mama – 227


In today’s podcast episode, I’m sharing a really personal story about an argument I had with my ex-husband and some of the derogatory things he said to me. The reason I’m sharing this with you is because I know almost every mom deals with disparaging remarks at some point – whether they come from someone else or, more likely, their own mental narrative. But the story doesn’t end the way you probably think it does, and my reaction might surprise you. Tune in to hear what happened and how my experience can benefit you!
Last week, I shared the first pillar of my signature framework The More Mama Method, which is the process I take my clients through to help them create happier lives and better relationships with their kids. This week, I’m sharing the second pillar. It’s a word we use often in parenting, but it has a totally different definition in my method: Control. When you hear that word, you might think about controlling your kids or their behavior, or something you feel flew out the window a long time ago. In this episode, I’m sharing what control really means and what it looks like in a thriving family.
Since coaching so many clients over the past ten years, I’ve identified several common themes and obstacles moms face that I address again and again. With the help of my business coach, I thought through the exact steps I take to help moms overcome these obstacles and mapped out my unique process that I'm now referring to as "The More Mama Method." In this episode of the podcast, I'm delving into the first of three pillars that make up my signature framework. Understanding this pillar is the foundation for creating strong, safe, trusting, and loving relationships when it comes to parenting. I can't wait to share it with you! Get full show notes and information at
Do you feel overwhelmed just thinking about the amount of "stuff" your kids will get during the holidays and where to put it all? We’ve been conditioned (here in the U.S. especially) to believe that more is better. But where there is too much stuff, fewer things are truly valued. Attention spans are shorter. Anxiety, overwhelm, and boredom are greater. And there’s a need to fill every void with – you guessed it – more stuff! With holiday shopping about to be in full swing, I wanted to share a few ideas for how you can limit the amount of clutter that enters your home this year and still give your kids an unforgettable experience filled with meaningful gifts. Get full show notes and information at
The holidays are approaching, and your social media accounts are about to be flooded with photos and quotes about gratitude. This year, I wanted to talk about gratitude in a way you might not have heard before. Most of us are used to expressing gratitude after we receive a gift or achieve a goal (which is an excellent practice!), but today I’m sharing how you can practice feeling gratitude in advance of getting a result to attract the things you want into your life. I also discuss how to experience gratitude for the things you don't want, too. This episode could be the one that changes everything for you and your family, so don't miss it! Get full show notes and information at
Comments (6)

Laura Sockwell Raben

Love our Milk & Hunnies friendship! Keep rockin' these Podcasts. xo

Jun 11th

Laura Sockwell Raben

I love tuning in weekly! just yesterday I applied parenting with patience as my 13 year old son was projecting after a difficult day at school. His words turn to blaming me for everything going on. After completing my 3 months training and coaching with you, I was able to remind myself that these are his thoughts and recognize I had done nothing wrong. I stayed patient until he was ready to discuss things today. We talked through everything going on at school and we are closer because of it. thanks Pam!

Feb 21st
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Laura Raben

So true. Thank you for speaking about this topic.

Jan 16th

Laura Raben

Always love listening to new ways to declutter.

Jan 2nd

Laura Raben

I love this! Especially love the list of practical thoughts to "Say no without guilt"! I took notes & will be working on identifying My Essentials & "Living by design, not by default". Thank you Pam for sharing your wisdom. xo

Nov 8th
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