Mom Wants More
By Alana Dawson: Dream Defender, Passion Pursuer, Mom Who Wanted More
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Mom Wants More is a podcast for women who have a dream in their heart and a passion they want to pursue, women who have a burning desire for more. Writer, Alana Dawson, discusses 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 pursing their passion in the middle of messy life, difficult circumstances, when the odds seem stacked against them. Women who have made their passion into successful businesses, side-hustles, or simply something they love to do.
||CleanMWM 21: Melissa Blair||My guest today is, Melissa Blair. Melissa is a writer and recovering Texan now living and playing in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas. She finds small talk and high heels painful…and believes in fun marriages, raising good humans,||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWM Summer Book Club: Kate Motaung||Kate Motaung is my third guest on the Mom Wants More podcast’s Summer Book Club. She is the author of A Place to Land: A Story of Longing and Belonging, A Start-Up Guide for Online Christian Writers, and Letters to Grief.||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWM 020: The Benefits of Pursuing Your Passion in the Middle of Motherhood||Amber Salhus is joining me as a summer co-host! Today we are talking all about the benefits of pursuing your passion in the middle of motherhood. In this episode we talk about: The benefits of pursuing your passion in the middle of motherhood a few a||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWM 019: Dorina Lazo Gilmore||Today my guest is Dorina Lazo Gilmore. I have had the privilege of getting to know Dorina through an online writing group. I was moved by Dorina’s amazing story and her powerful writing. Dorina lives in Fresno,||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWM Summer Book Club: Crystal Stine, Holy Hustle||I am so excited to bring you, The Mom Wants More Podcast’s, very first Summer Book Club episode! This summer, in addition to the regular weekly podcast, I am hosting what I’m calling the MWM Summer Book Club,||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWM Summer Book Club: Marissa Henley, Loving Your Friend Through Cancer||Today I am chatting with author, Marissa Henley about her book, Loving Your Friend Through Cancer: Moving Beyond I’m Sorry to Meaningful Support. Marissa is a writer, speaker, and cancer survivor who lives Northwest Arkansas. Most days,||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWM 018: How to Continue to Pursue Your Passion During Summer||Ah summer. A less rigid schedule, late summer nights, camping trips, vacations, sleep-overs, swimming lessons. It’s a season of fun, but it can also be a season of distraction. With kids out of school, a more flexible schedule, and lots of time off,||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWM 017: Charlotte and Lily Dawson, Encouraging Your Kids to Pursue their Passion||Today, I have two very special guests on the show, my daughters, Charlotte and Lily Dawson. When brainstorming this episode, Encouraging Your Kids to Pursue their Passion, I had the idea to include Charlotte and Lily. And I’m so glad I did.||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWM 016: Amber Salhus||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.||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWM 015: How to Prioritize Your Passion||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,||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWM 014: Abby Buter||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 personalit.||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWM 013: How to Pivot your Passion||In Episode 007, we talked about how to find your passion. But what happens when you find yourself in a new season or different decade and find yourself wanting or needing to pursue a different passion than the one you first started?||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWM 012: The Minimalist Moms Podcast||I am so excited about today’s podcast, for the first time on the show I’m talking to fellow podcasters. The Minimalist Moms Podcast is a weekly show for moms who want to be more minimal and more mindful, but don’t want to get rid of all their stuf||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWM 011: Learning to Rest While Pursuing Your Passion||I was walking around her office space, taking it all in. I had seen lots of pictures of it before, ones from her blog and instagram, it was so much fun to be here, in person, in her white barn, and office. I was attending my first writing workshop,||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWM 010: Meredith Wouters, The Palette Muse||Today on The Mom Wants More Podcast, I am so excited to have my friend, Meredith Wouters, from The Palette Muse. Meredith is an artist turned Designer and DIY Blogger. She is a wife and mom of two girls, and has trained the whole family to expect plent.||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWM 009: The Advantages of Growing Slow While Pursuing Your Passion||Probably the hardest part of pursuing my passion of writing/speaking/blogging/podcasting has been the waiting. The growing slow. I started writing, with the intent for actual people, like real life people, to read it in 2013.||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWM 008: Christie Johnson, Purpose Boutique||When I first started dreaming up the idea of this podcast, I knew I had to have my friend and fellow military spouse Christie Johnson on. Not only is Christie a bubbly, fun personality but a go-getter who literally started pursuing her passion in her l.||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWM 007: 3 Questions to Ask to Identify Your Passion||Since starting this podcast I’ve had one question asked more than any other: “How do I know what my passion is?” It’s a question I’ve wondered many times in my own life. One, that at times, the answer has felt so distant and unreachable.||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWM 006: Amanda Phillips||I am so happy to have Amanda Phillips joining me today!! Amanda Eileen Phillips is a survivor of many things: rejections from every Ivy League college, a condemning mental illness diagnosis, the death of her best friend,||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWM 005: How Fear Can Keep You From Your Calling||When it comes to pursuing dreams and passions, embracing their calling, I have found there are four main areas that typically hold women back: time money guilt fear Today were are going to talk about fear and how it can keep you from your calling.||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWM 004: Kelly Beckley Shank||Today I’m chatting with, Kelly Beckley Shank. She encourages women to cultivate their passions in the midst of motherhood. Her journey from “dream job” to writer includes some very unlikely stops in Guatemala and grad school that have completely c||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWM 003: Where to Start||Welcome to Episode 003 of Mom Wants More! You know it well, that feeling of wanting a little more, perhaps it started for you when you were smack dab in the middle of raising babies, you found yourself daydreaming while changing diapers. Or maybe,||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWM 002: Belinda Kelly of Happy Camper Cocktails||You guys are going to love this interview with Belinda from Happy Camper Cocktail Company out of Seattle, WA. I started following Belinda on “the Gram” and I love, love, love her adore mobile bar, ya’ll it’s an RV (said with cousin Eddie inflect||2/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMom Wants More 001: Why You Need to Pursue Your Passion||Hey guys! Welcome to Episode 001 of Mom Wants More. If you haven’t already listened to the short Introduction Episode it’s a great place to start. It explains why I started Mom Wants More, the vision behind it, and what you can expect to hear.||2/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWM Introduction Episode: Welcome to Mom Wants More||Hi there! I am so glad you are joining me. Welcome to Mom Wants More! This is the Introduction Episode. I wanted to take a few minutes and explain why I started Mom Wants More, the vision behind it, and what you can expect to hear.||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Authentic, Fun Podcast
I am excited about this podcast! As a mom I often get so distracted with the needs of my small kids that I forget to take time for myself and what I’m passionate about. An authentic podcast with real women forging ahead and pursuing their dreams, while still fulfilling all their other roles, is exactly what I need.
Happy Camper Cocktail Company constantly inspires me which is how I found this podcast! I love it! I am excited to see what other mom bosses you feature! I also love how authentic and unpretentious this podcast is!
I love how genuine Alana is. She is a mom we all can relate to. She is honest and tells it like it is. It’s nice to know that I’m not alone when it comes to the struggles of being a mom. Love listening to her advice and stories.