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Whether you're longing for joy in your life or looking for ways to decrease stress and find more time, or you're searching for new traditions and interesting gift ideas you'll find it here!

Join Sandy Fowler, a mom who has gone from stressed to blessed in her own life, as she shares ideas, thoughts and insights for bringing more joy and meaning into your life. Listen in as she chats with the experts, finding out the tips and tricks you can use in everything you do to plan and enjoy your holidays and every day. 

Your Host - Sandy Fowler

Sandy Fowler is passionate about helping women de-stress their lives. She teaches, blogs, speaks and hosts a radio show all focused on weeding out stress and creating more joy. Using holidays and special celebrations as a springboard Sandy helps women create happiness in their lives every day . She's a wife, mom and business owner whose greatest joy, next to loving her family, is seeing the women she works with find the joy they've been looking for.

Inspiration for Great Home Entertaining – Chris Nease, creator of the Celebrations at Home blog, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, August 3

Back to school, off to college, saving money, having fun, great parties and a stress-free Christmas, all on today's Heart Filled Holidays radio show! Today we're talking back to school including a couple ideas that will save you time and money when it comes to getting the little kids ready to go. We're also taking a look at what your college student really needs as they head out on their own.

After we talk logistics and organizing then we're talking fun and entertaining! We have Chris Nease, creator of the Celebrations at Home blog, joining us to share ideas and inspirations for home entertaining. She has some fun ideas for parties along with tips for making them easy to host.

Then we're wrapping up in Christmas Corner with 3 things you can do now to reduce holiday stress and some tips for capitalizing on the fun you're having right now.

You can join in the conversation by commenting on blog posts, chatting on social media or emailing us. The links for all of these are on our radio page at radio.heartfilledholidays.com. On that page you'll also find blog posts for each show including links to resources mentioned on air.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

  

CHRIS NEASE - As a home entertaining expert and party stylist, Chris shows you how to celebrate every occasion with fun and flair.   Although she earned her degree in Fashion Merchandising, she turned her love of food, and visual display into home entertaining and tabletop design.  For over 15 years she's designed parties and small events for friends, clients, and charitable organizations.  

In addition to being creative director of Celebrations At Home, Chris shares her expertise through freelance contributions and has been featured in Celebrate magazineWoman's World, Cottages & Bungalows, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, Ocala Style, HGTV.com, and she authored a chapter on holiday party planning in the book Clutterbugs Guide to an Organized Christmas.  Chris also volunteers her time to Operation Shower, a non-profit organization providing group baby showers to wives of our deployed service men.

Chris works with brands and campaigns to bring awareness to readers through an entertaining setting, including BHG products at Walmart, World Market, Martha Stewart, Michelle Sparkling Wine, CorningWare, Apothic Wine, Betty Crocker, Hadley Pottery, International Delight, and more.   She's a regular contributor for Homes.com, SheKnows.com, and other quarterly publications.

 Chris lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, daughter {14}, and son {12}.  Her philosophy is that every celebration should include the right mix of people, and have interesting and memorable details.

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A couple fun posts from Chris' blog:

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio show. Sandy Fowler interviews experts and shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives. From Christmas Day to Every Day, moms will get tips, strategies and inspiration to make family life just what they want. Live radio shows air at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on http://www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows on the Heart Filled Holidays Radio page and on iTunes.

 

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Simple Solutions to Parenting Headaches – Doctor G, parenting expert and author of Get the Behavior You Want Without Being the Parent You Hate, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, July 27

Stress is everywhere, and so are suggestions for dealing with it. There are so many ideas, how do you know what works? Today we're giving you some guidelines for determining the best stress reducing activity for you. Then we're looking at the end of summer and some simple ways to enjoy what's left of this special season and the precious time it affords your family.

Then we're chatting with Dr. Deborah Gilboa. Simply known as Dr. G., she makes parenting easier and less stressful for parents around the world. Today she's tackling common frustrations that occur in every family; things like bickering and tattling as well as discussing resilience and why it's the most important trait you can foster in your child.

And we'll wrap up in Christmas Corner with 1 simple way to have a better Christmas, 18 ways your family can volunteer together and 4 ways to make this holiday season safer for your pet.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

Deborah Gilboa, MD (popularly known as Dr. G), is a go-to expert on raising and educating respectful, responsible, resilient young people. 

A parenting and youth development expert renowned for her contagious humor and no-nonsense prescriptions for character development and preventing risky behaviors, Dr. G inspires audiences with her illuminating stories and provides actionable tools to develop crucial life skills in children ages 2-22. 

Dr. G is a contributor on the CBS morning show Pittsburgh Today Live, and has shared her doctor-tested, kid-approved advice with the media, seen nationally from NBC, ABC and FOX, to Parents Magazine, Your Teen Magazine to The Wall Street Journal and Today.com.

As family physician and mom of four sons, Dr. G is a sought-after presenter to audiences including parents and educators, universities and military families.

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More books by Dr. G deborah gilboa

March 23, 2015 show with Jenny Friedman of Doing Good Together - Family Volunteering and Volunteering with Young Children 

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio show. Sandy Fowler interviews experts and shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives. From Christmas Day to Every Day, moms will get tips, strategies and inspiration to make family life just what they want. Live radio shows air at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on http://www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows on the Heart Filled Holidays Radio page and on iTunes.

 

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Healthy Foods Kids Love to Eat – Liz Weiss, co-founder of Meal Makeover Moms, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays radio, July 20

Today we're talking about guests; how to house them and entertain them. We'll kick off with a look at how to turn any room into a guest room so, even if you don't have a dedicated guest room, you can be a gracious hostess and give your guests a comfy place to rest. Then we have four entertaining hacks to make your next event easier and prettier.

Next we'll chat with Liz Weiss of Meal Makeover Moms. Liz works with her business partner, Janice Newell Bissex, to bring you great new recipes that are easy, fun, healthy and, most important, kid tested and mother approved. Today she'll share hints and tips for easier, healthier eating that your kids will love.

Today is the last installment of our DIY Christmas Wreath series. We're talking about our 10th and final project, a Grinch Christmas wreath. Then we're covering gift giving for the hard-to-buy-for people on your list. We all have them, those people who have everything or just don't want anything and now you can give them a gift they'll like and you'll feel good about.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

Liz Weiss, MS, RD

Liz Weiss is an award-winning broadcast journalist, speaker, blogger, and spokesperson. She is the co-author of two cookbooks, No Whine with Dinner: 150 Healthy, Kid-Tested Recipes from The Meal Makeover Moms (M3 Press, 2011) and The Moms' Guide to Meal Makeovers: Improving the Way Your Family Eats, One Meal at a Time (Broadway Books, 2004). Liz champions good nutrition on her website, MealMakeoverMoms.com where she shares healthy "makeover" recipes and practical mealtime advice for families.  Liz co-hosts the food and family radio podcast, Cooking with the Moms, and she's the co-creator of Meal Makeovers, a mobile recipe App filled with kid-friendly recipes and cooking videos. Liz is a columnist for Live Well Digest, a WIC publication, and in 2015, you'll find her picky eater tips in Relish magazine.

For nearly two decades, Liz wrote and reported on nutrition and health for CNN, PBS, Time Life Medical, ABC Boston, and Ivanhoe Broadcast News. Currently, she hosts the "Meal Makeovers" cooking segment for CNN Accent Health, which runs in 30,000 physician waiting rooms nationwide.

Liz is a sought-after cooking instructor, speaker, and consultant. She has extensive experience as a live television and radio guest. During her career, she has conducted hundreds of live and taped interviews, appearing on NBC's Today Show, CNN Headline News, the Food Network, FOX News, ABC-Boston, and many more.

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The Grinch Wreath  

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio show. Sandy Fowler interviews experts and shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives. From Christmas Day to Every Day, moms will get tips, strategies and inspiration to make family life just what they want. Live radio shows air at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on http://www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows on the Heart Filled Holidays Radio page and on iTunes.

 

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Christmas in July – Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman and Sarah Sundin, the authors of Where Treetops Glisten, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays radio, July 13

Today we're spending the whole show talking Christmas! We'll kick off with some Christmas in July ideas that are easy and fun. I'll share suggestions for party themes (beyond the obvious theme of Christmas) along with fun food and decoration inspiration. I'll even show you how you can bring a breath of summer into your Christmas decorations.

Then we're chatting with three wonderful women; Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman and Sarah Sundin. They are all authors and amongst them they've written over 70 books and won several awards. Today they're chatting with us about their unique project, Where Treetops Glisten. This book is the compilation of three novellas, one written by each author. Each is a heartwarming story of courage and Christmas romance during World War II. It's a fun bit of historical fiction created by three interesting women who we'll get to know on today's show.

Then we're wrapping up in Christmas Corner with the next installment of our DIY Christmas Wreath series - ribbon candy wreaths.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman and Sarah Sundin invite readers to turn back the clock to days gone by as they listen to Bing Crosby sing of sleigh bells in the snow and get to know the Turner family. Each of the three siblings is forging their own paths in their own love story filled with the wonder of Christmas. Hailing from the heart of America in Lafayette, Indiana, these characters will never be the same as the reality of America's involvement in World War II hits incredibly close to home.

The collaboration was unique and enjoyable for the writing trio. "We started in the brainstorming phase, throwing out character and family ideas and making them mesh," explains Sundin. "The collaboration was challenging since our stories are more tightly connected than in most novella collections, but it was a lot of fun."

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Christmas in July decorations with a summer flair

Ribbon Candy Wreath 

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio show. Sandy Fowler interviews experts and shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives. From Christmas Day to Every Day, moms will get tips, strategies and inspiration to make family life just what they want. Live radio shows air at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on http://www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows on the Heart Filled Holidays Radio page and on iTunes.

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Parenting Apart – Christina McGhee, divorce coach, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, July 6

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We have some great tips for you today starting out with an idea for helping your kids, and you, get a better night's sleep. Then we're chatting about rainy day fun. It used to be that a rainy day made me want to curl up in bed with a book. Once you have kids, that option goes right out the window! The good news is that there are tons of things you can do together - and you'll all have fun.

After we cover all that, we're talking to Christina McGhee. Christina is a divorce coach and the author of the highly acclaimed book, Parenting Apart, How Separated and Divorced Parents Can Raise Happy and Secure Kids. Divorce is difficult for many reasons, the least of which is parenting. Christina will share some tips and advice for heading off issues and dealing with the ones that come up as you co-parent with your ex. She'll also tell us the first thing moms need to do to care for their kids, which might just surprise you.

And then we're headed over to Christmas Corner with our next DIY Christmas wreath project. This week we have 3 DIY ideas for creating Christmas wreaths with holly berries.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

Christina McGhee, MSW is an internationally recognized divorce coach, speaker and author of the highly acclaimed book, Parenting Apart, How separated and divorced parents can raise happy and secure kids.

Christina, dubbed the "divorce coach by the UK press, gained worldwide attention for her work with three British families in the Channel 4 documentary "How to Divorce Without Screwing Up Your Kids." She has been featured on television, radio and in print around the US and abroad.

Today she spends much of her time doing outreach, promoting and speaking around the documentary SPLIT. Released in 2014, this compelling film about how divorce effects kids inspired McGhee to sign on as a subject matter expert and creative team member.

Christina is also a contributing author for the upcoming book ToughLOVE: Eighteen Top Experts Share Proven Strategies for Raising Confident, Kind, Resilient Kids (available September 2015)

Married for twenty-years, Christina and her husband live near Houston, Texas. As a stepmom and a mom of four, she has extensive on-the-job training as a chauffeur, negotiator, short-order cook, scheduler extraordinaire and finder of all things lost. You can find out more at www.divorceandchildren.com

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http://www.itsalwaysautumn.com/2014/02/05/best-indoor-kid-crafts-activities.html

http://mothernatured.com/2015/02/27/50-ways-to-play-in-the-rain/

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio show. Sandy Fowler interviews experts and shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives. From Christmas Day to Every Day, moms will get tips, strategies and inspiration to make family life just what they want. Live radio shows air at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on http://www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows on the Heart Filled Holidays Radio page and on iTunes.

 

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Healthy Foods Kids Love to Eat – Liz Weiss, co-founder of Meal Makeover Moms, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays radio, July 20
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