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Alana Dawson

Summary: The Mom Wants More Podcast is for women who have a dream in their heart and a passion they want to pursue, women who believe that motherhood is their most important calling but not their only calling. Writers, Alana Dawson and Amber Salhus, discuss the tough topics that no one talks about when you set out to follow your dreams. Listeners will gain inspiration and encouragement from bi-weekly interviews with women who are uncovering and pursing their passion in the middle of their right now life. Women who have made their passion into successful businesses, side-hustles, or simply something they love to do.

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 Podcast Panel: How to Overcome Obstacles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:26

I’ve said this time and time again but it’s because it’s true! One of the greatest blessing of podcasting is all the amazing women I’ve met through it. Today I have the pleasure of bringing you not one, not two but FIVE of those women. Each of us began podcasting for different reasons but there ... Read More about Podcast Panel: How to Overcome Obstacles

 How to Create a Successful Podcast with The Mom Hour | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:41

Guys, today I am so excited to share with you this episode with the ladies from The Mom Hour Podcast. Meagan Francis and Sarah Powers, join me as we talk about ALL the podcast things: monetization, co-hosting, getting help, how to invest in your podcast, and the key to creating a successful and lasting show.  ... Read More about How to Create a Successful Podcast with The Mom Hour

 BONUS: Courtney Elmer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:29

Thinking about starting a podcast? Yes? Perfect, because today’s bonus episode is for you. Today I’m sitting down to chat with Courtney Elmer.  Courtney is a Wellness Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Stress Expert, Courtney is dedicated to showing high-achieving women how break up with “busy” and find true success in all areas of life — no hustle or hard work required.  ... Read More about BONUS: Courtney Elmer

 All Your Questions Answered About The Podcasting Party Podcast Course | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:51

Put on your party pants, because it’s launch day!! The Podcasting Party Podcast Course is LIVE!!!! Podcasting has changed my life. Honestly. What started as a hobby transformed me inside and out. But it didn’t come easy. In fact, I almost didn’t launch my first show. I was so overwhelmed by the technology, and the ... Read More about All Your Questions Answered About The Podcasting Party Podcast Course

 Why a Podcast is a Great Addition to any Business with Amber Housley | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Today I had the please of chatting with my Business Coach, Amber Housley. Amber Housley is a creative business owner and sweet life cultivator (don’t you just love that title?) who founded her first business in 2007. Today, she’s a Marketing Strategist for top creatives and influencers, producing hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue ... Read More about Why a Podcast is a Great Addition to any Business with Amber Housley

 How to Create a Clear Vision For Your Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In the last few episodes we’ve discussed: everything you need to know to start a podcast the equipment you’ll need how to know if now is the right time to start a podcast Today, I want to discuss how to create a clear vision, and firm foundation for your podcast.  We are going to do ... Read More about How to Create a Clear Vision For Your Podcast

 Stephanie Bagley | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

It’s so easy to forget what those early days of podcasting were like. Slugging through articles, blog posts, and You Tube videos. Googling literally everything. Feeling equal parts elation and trepidation. In this episode of The Podcasting Party, I’m chatting with newbie podcaster, Stephanie Bagley, and y’all if you’re just starting out you won’t want ... Read More about Stephanie Bagley

 How to Know if NOW is the Right Time to Start a Podcast. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:03

Have you been thinking about starting a podcast? Are you wondering if NOW is the right time? It’s an important question, and one I applaud you asking. Because by asking it means you are giving a podcast the weight it deserves. Instead of rushing into something or hopping on the bandwagon, you’re taking the time ... Read More about How to Know if NOW is the Right Time to Start a Podcast.

 Meghan Splawn & Stacie Billis- Didn’t I Just Feed You?! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Sometimes in life you’re lucky enough to find that one person that gets you, that you completely click with, and when you’re together pure magic happens. But I’m not talking about a soulmate or even a romantic partner. Nope, I’m talking about a podcast co-host! Today, I have the pleasure of chatting with co-hosts, Meghan ... Read More about Meghan Splawn & Stacie Billis- Didn’t I Just Feed You?!

 How to Start a podcast under a $100. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:16

Have you ever wonder what equipment you need to start a podcast, and how much it will cost? Have you been holding off starting a podcast because you’re pretty sure it’s not in the budget?  Well then today’s episode is for you!  Today I’m explaining the equipment you’ll need in order to start your podcast, ... Read More about How to Start a podcast under a $100.

 Libby John | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:29

Today I’m chatting with fellow podcaster, Libby John, Libby hosts the podcast Art & Faith Conversations. I was fortunate enough to be in the same writing group with Libby when we both made the decision to pivot to podcasting. Libby was a few steps in front of me and she was so generous to offer ... Read More about Libby John

 Everything You Need to Know to Start a Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:01

What better way to kick off the first episode of The Podcasting Party than to dive into to a full overview of podcasting, an A to Z, if you will.  When I began podcasting I had no idea where to start or what to do. I would have given anything for someone to break it ... Read More about Everything You Need to Know to Start a Podcast

 MWM 016: Amber Salhus | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:48

Today I am talking to my friend, Amber Salhus. Amber is a wife, mom, writer, house-flipper, GIF lover, and a burgeoning farmer. She lives in the Oregon countryside with her husband, their two tiny tenders, and their ever-growing here of animals. She is passionate about encouraging women to uncover and pursue their creative self in the middle of their right-now life. She writes over at where she openly shares the adventures of dreaming big in the midst of motherhood,Read More »

 MWM 015: How to Prioritize Your Passion | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:43

We’ve all been there. The list is long. The hours are short. There are the must dos, should dos, and then there are the want to dos. Those seem to be the ones that are left unchecked at the bottom of the page. Passion, dreams, gifts, talents, they seem to get stuck in that  want to do pile. If there is one complaint I hear more than all others from moms who want to pursue their passion but aren’t is this: I don’t have the time.Read More »

 MWM 014: Abby Buter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:46

Abby is the Founder and Owner of Abby Buter Coaching, an organization that exists to help individuals and organizations know who they are so that they can thrive and live into who they were created to be. She specializes in self-care and the personality typing tool, the Enneagram. Abby is a proud aunt, Michigan State Spartan fan and resident of Nashville. In this episode we talk about: What is the enneagram A brief overview of the nine different types How the Enneagram can help you pursue your passion Abby’s story of leaving her job and becoming an Enneagram coach How overcoming limiting beliefs allowed Abby to fully embrace what makes her come alive Abby’s advice on whether pursuing your passion is worth the risk Links we reference: Enneagram Tests: RHETI from the Enneagram Institute  The Road Back to You  Podcasts: Typology Books: The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron &Read More »


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