Motherhood is an integral part of my identity, in fact, it helped me understand my authentic self. My kids, Caden and Willow, are two of my proudest accomplishments. One of the many things I’ve learned from raising them so far is that as joyful as motherhood is, it can definitely be challenging too. I’ve found that learning from other moms’ experiences can help make the parenting journey easier.
Whether it’s reading parenting books, scrolling through Instagram or listening to podcasts, there are a ton of ways to learn more about raising kids. Personally, I really enjoy listening to podcasts because 1) its the ultimate multitasking hack – personal and professional development while accomplishing a workout, laundry, cooking or getting ready for bed and 2) there are so many that talk about the different aspects of motherhood.
I’ve learned so much from podcasts. I’ve also discovered a few really entertaining ones. If you’re looking for a podcast that you can easily relate to, no matter where you are in your motherhood journey, I’ve got you covered. I’m sharing 10 of the best podcasts for moms that are worth listening to whenever you have the opportunity.
10 Best Podcasts For Moms
If you’re looking for parenting tips: Good Inside
Hosted by Dr. Becky, a well known clinical psychologist, this podcast takes on the hard questions from parents. She focuses on how to build and maintain a close connection with your kids, while maintaining authority and navigating uncomfortable conversations.
Each episode is kept brief (typically less than 40 minutes), because Dr. Becky knows busy parents don't have time for lengthy discussions. Personally, I love following her advice on Instagram and love the more in depth look at parenting challenges during the podcast with actionable takeaways to improve difficult situations with my toddler.
If you’re looking for podcast hosts who feel like friends: The Mom Hour
The Mom Hour is a podcast loaded with sound advice and encouragement from real-life moms. It’s hosted by Meagan Francis and Sarah Powers, who have eight kids between them. They’re certainly not experts, but they’ve had plenty of experience wading through motherhood and all the challenges that come with it.
The Mom Hour is a weekly podcast that covers a bunch of different topics. In addition to discussing their own lives, Meagan and Sarah also interview guests and review products and books. (For one of my own product reviews, check out this post!)
If you’re looking for a therapy-oriented podcast meant for moms: Motherhood Sessions
Motherhood Sessions is an insightful podcast hosted by reproductive psychiatrist Dr. Alexandra Sacks. During each segment, Dr. Sacks allows readers to listen in on discussions with real mothers as they talk about their struggles and experiences.
Each segment provides insight into problems that some of us are too afraid to talk about, even with our closest friends. At the end of each episode, we’re treated to the relief each mom feels after Dr. Sacks helps lift the weight off her shoulders. This podcast is a true blessing for moms, whether you’re dealing with a heavy topic or simply looking for inspiration from moms who have overcome the seemingly impossible.
If you’re looking for a comedic viewpoint on motherhood: What Fresh Hell
Some difficulties are easier to face with laughter and a good sense of humor. That’s how the hosts of What Fresh Hell came up with their podcast. Margaret Ables and Amy Wilson are moms who decided to approach every bit of “fresh hell” that comes with motherhood.
With such a unique format, it feels like there’s always something new to listen to. They air three new episodes each week:
- On Mondays, they host the “Question of the Week.” During this five-minute segment, Margaret and Amy answer one question from their listeners.
- On Wednesdays, they release their regular episodes.
- On Friday, during their “Fresh Take” segment, they interview an expert or author.
If you’re looking for an unfiltered dive into raising children: The Longest Shortest Time
Admittedly, I was hesitant to include this one because it ended in 2019, but I would be remiss not to mention this award-winning podcast. During its long run, it became one of the most popular podcasts for parents.
The Longest Shortest Time is the masterful work of host Hillary Frank. The first episode was released in 2010 and quickly became a source of honest, touching stories about practically every aspect of parenthood.
There are more than 200 episodes to listen to. The topics range from looking for a sperm donor to polyamorous parenting. You can pick one at random or binge-listen from beginning to end. No matter how you listen, you’ll understand why this podcast is still being mentioned as one of the best.
If you’re looking for guidance on self-reflection: Mom Is In Control
As I strive to be the best mama I can be for my kids, I welcome guidance from various sources and regularly practice self-reflection. Mom Is In Control is a podcast that aligns with my ambitions.
Each week, Heather Chauvin, the host of Mom Is In Control, provides inspiration and motivation for conscious moms. She talks to different women about their successes, failures, and everything they’ve learned during their journeys.
If you’re looking for fast business news: The Best One Yet
For moms who like to stay in the know in the business world, I highly recommend The Best One Yet. During each 20-minute podcast, Nick and Jack share three business stories, complete with fresh takes on the latest happenings.
The Best One Yet is a great podcast to start your day with. It’s educational and entertaining, so much so that they’ve recorded more than 900 episodes and garnered over 40 million downloads two years in a row.
If you’re looking for career advice: Women At Work
From the editors of “Harvard Business Review” comes the podcast Women at Work. Hosts Amy Bernstein and Amy Gallo delve into various career topics for women, including what usually holds women back and the strategies you can use to overcome these obstacles.
If you’re a working mom, this is a podcast I highly recommend tuning into.
If you’re looking for financial advice: Money Girl
There’s so much to love about this podcast. Money Girl is perfect for moms who are looking for financial tips, but who don’t have a lot of time to tune in. This mega-popular podcast has been releasing new segments since 2008. Each segment is under 30 minutes.
During each segment, host Laura Adams shares realistic, valuable advice and motivation about a variety of finance topics. She covers investing, taxes, budgeting, and so much more. She shares actionable tips that you can put into place immediately to ease financial stress and reach your financial goals.
If you’re looking for real-life advice on marriage: Marriage and Martinis
Married couple and parents Danielle and Adam are the hosts of Marriage and Martinis, a podcast that offers a hilarious, authentic look into marriage. They share their own stories and experiences and also talk to experts about various parenting and relationship topics. This is a podcast you can listen to on your own, or together with your spouse.
What’s your favorite podcast to listen to?
Did I mention one of your favorite podcasts? Which one do you enjoy listening to the most? If I didn’t mention one that you think other moms should know about, share in the comments!
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