Category Archives: Family

Episode 9.28.15 Going Debt Free – Tracie Fobes of the Penny Pinchin Mom Interview

Stressed about Money - interview with Tracie Fobes

Interview with Tracie Fobes
Show sponsored by PennyPinchinMom.com

On today’s Heart Filled Holidays radio show we’re tackling money, savings and debt with Tracie Fobes of the Penny Pinchin Mom. Sandy Fowler will interview Tracie to learn more about her story along with a few ideas about debt and savings including the role of couponing. You’ll hear about her blog and how she helps families save money and get out of debt while still enjoying life.

Along with Tracie’s words of wisdom, you’ll hear from Jude Bijou, the author of Attitude Reconstruction. Jude is an expert in helping people shift their attitudes and improve the way they feel about things. Today she’s sharing strategies for handling situations where you’re being blamed for things.

Before these great chats you’ll get to take a look at Halloween, including Sandy’s favorite idea for a baby carrier costume. If you have a tiny bundle of joy to haul around this Halloween you’ll want to hear about this fabulous costume. Closing out the show are 10 ideas for Elf on the Shelf hi-jinx along with one idea that lets Mom and Dad hide the Elf just once for the entire holiday season but still keeps the kids excited.

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Episode 9.21.15 The Truth About Eating Healthy While Staying Fit and Losing Weight – Darya Rose Interview

The Truth About Eating Healthy While Staying Fit and Losing WeightEating healthy, staying fit and losing weight are three big items on moms’ to-do lists but even when we do everything right the results aren’t always what we expect. Darya Rose, creator of the Summer Tomato blog and author of Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting, appears on Heart Filled Holidays radio to talk about why that is. Sandy Fowler will interview her about her brain-based approach to food, health and weight loss and along the way Darya will show us why some of our common beliefs about food, exercise and dieting are actually myths.

In addition to Darya’s interview, Sandy will share tips for a little fall fun. With football season at your door it’s time to tailgate. Sandy has a few tips for easier tailgating along with a check list of the must-have items. And Christmas Corner highlights some non-traditional holiday decorations including directions for making edible platters for your holiday foods.

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Episode 9.7.15 Drama Free Friendship for Teens and Tweens – Annie Fox Interview

Drama Free Friendship

Interview with Annie Fox, parenting expert and author

On today’s Heart Filled Holidays Radio Podcast Sandy Fowler is chatting with our guest, Annie Fox. Annie is the author of The Girls’ Q&A Book on Friendship. She’s an internationally respected parenting expert, a trusted online adviser for tweens and teens,  and she’s joining us today to share insights and tips on drama free friendships. She knows kids need to hone their friendship skills in the midst of some of the most confusing years of their lives. Her advice has been applauded by kids and parents alike and today she’ll help us so we can help our tweens and teens navigate their friendships without all the drama.

Sandy will also be sharing life hacks because every busy mom can use some shortcuts. She’ll include 6 kitchen hacks that can save you time, money and even decrease your stress. Then it’s over to Christmas Corner where you’ll become the coolest gift giver on the block. We’ve found some geeky and quirky gift ideas that might be the perfect fit for one of the geeks on your Christmas list.

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Episode 8.31.15 Handling a Bad Mouthing Ex – Sandra Beck Interview

Handling a Bad Mouthing Ex

Interview with Sandra Beck, mother and entrepreneur

Sandra Beck is interviewed by Sandy Fowler. Sandra is a mom and business owner who went through a difficult divorce and found life afterward to still be divisive. However, in her typical style, she found her way out of the mess and into the life she wants. On Heart Filled Holidays Radio, Sandra will share strategies for handling the curve balls a difficult ex can throw as well as simple ways to talk to your kids when you are dealing with a bad mouthing ex. From parental alienation to making your kids feel good through it all, Sandra’s got it covered.

This week you’ll get tips for making the school year better for both your kids and yourself. We’re sharing apps that help kids with homework and one that helps parents meet the bus without having to wait around. We’ll share those along with a simple trick for busy moms to keep the laundry under control.

And in Christmas Corner we’re talking about traditions and how they can make or break your holidays. Sandy has simple advice for making sure they don’t derail your joy. We’ll wrap things up with a look at a fun holiday celebration – caroling parties.

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Episode 8.24.15 Top 10 Ways to Organize Your Life – Beth Bracaglia Interview

Top 10 Ways to Organize Your Life

Interview with Beth Bracaglia, CEO of Simply Organized

Today’s Heart Filled Holidays radio show is all about simplicity and Beth Bracaglia is getting you there. Sandy Fowler will interview Beth about the top 10 ways to organize your life. Beth is a Baltimore/DC based Professional Organizer and Chief Organizing Officer of Simply Organized. She’ll share tips and strategies for keeping things organized so your life and your home can run more smoothly.

Before chatting with Beth, Sandy will share ideas for Simple Birthday Parties, Simple Chores, Simple Cleaning and Simple Relaxation. In Christmas Corner the show will wrap up with Simple Hostess Gifts. Selecting a great hostess gift can be a challenge but Sandy will share some unique and fun ideas.

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Episode 8.17.15 Back to School and Creating Resilient Kids – Dr Charlotte Reznick PhD Interview

Back to School and Creating Resilient Kids

Interview with Dr Charlotte Reznick PhD, child and educational psychologist

Dr. Charlotte Reznick returns to Heart Filled Holidays to talk about kids. Dr. Reznick helps children to be resilient and to be okay no matter what is going on in their lives. She says, “The challenges of growing up in today’s rapidly changing society are enormous. Children need to be equipped with skills for survival and growth that were never before imagined. I focus on teaching children and adolescents self-healing and self-control techniques that will empower them to realize their potential throughout their lifetime.” Today on HFHradio Sandy Fowler will chat with her about how your child can be their own best friend as well talking a bit about bullying, including what to do if your child is the bully.

Sandy is marrying some personal history with advice from the experts in order to share tips on exercise for the exercise averse. Then, after Dr. Reznick’s interview Sandy will spend a full segment sharing back-to-school tips. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill logistical tips. She’ll show you how you can leverage back-to-school time to bring your family closer together, reinforce your family rules, solve problems and lower stress while creating a better year, one that supports your values and priorities.

And Christmas Corner will showcase a plethora of gift ideas inspired by the back-to-school season, most of which can either be purchased or created personally by you.

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Episode 8.10.15 Pets and Raising a Compassionate Child – Diane Rose-Solomon Interview

Raising Compassionate Kids

Interview with Diane Rose-Solomon

Diane Rose-Solomon joins Sandy Fowler to chat about people, pets, the human-animal bond and raising a compassionate child. She’s the author of J.J. The American Street Dog and she helps pet-loving families raise compassionate kids. Diane teaches families the priceless gift of the human-animal bond as well as sharing tips and advice for pet ownership – including knowing when you shouldn’t get a pet!

Sandy is taking a look at how to enjoy a staycation along with tips for using organizational inspiration to decorate your home. And in Christmas Corner you’ll hear stories about homemade and experiential Christmas gifts the Fowler family has received over the years.

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