Busy moms barely have time to jump in the shower, much less read a good book, luckily for us moms, the podcast was invented. Podcasts have been taking the world by storm over the past 10 years. Filling our ears with knowledge and at times, our hearts with laughter.
For moms on the go, or just moms who know how important multitasking is, those little downloadable audio files can be a ticket to self-help and entertainment. We've compiled a list of the 10 best podcasts for moms, old and new that cover everything from parent-child relationships to mom's health and well being to balancing a career and bake sales. Read on for more.
10 Coffee and Crumbs
Coffee and Crumbs first started out as a blog where moms displayed hundreds of unfiltered really raw essays about motherhood. It was so good that the creators made it into a book and now a podcast.
The hosts, Ashlee Gadd and April Hoss, tackle some of the most relatable mom issues like how to discuss 'taboo' subjects with your kids and raising an only child. The hosts get real and really dig into detail about how difficult, yet beautiful the journey of motherhood is. If you're looking for a podcast that will dawn some knowledge and inspire a few laughs this one's for you.
Liz Gumbinner and Kristen Chase offer up a lot of practical tips for moms to implement into their daily lives. Spawned is a fast-paced platform for moms who are looking to explore ways to tackle issues that only moms are confronted with.
It even won the 2016 Iris Award for Best Parenting Podcast, so you know they are doing something right. The podcast covers issues from being a "single mom" and a "working mom," the platform strives to debunk a lot of stereotypes surrounding the kinds of moms one may see on TV. Candid and relatable, what more can you ask for?
Looking for a podcast that's great for when you have one of those head-scratcher questions about your child? Hosted by Janet Lansbury, a parenting expert and the author of two books on babies and toddlers, Unruffled is perfect for moms who need some specific advice.
Do you remember those radio talk shows where callers call in and ask for advice? Think that with a philosophical, millennial twist. Lansbury talks a lot about accepting how to deal with her own emotions as a mother while staying firm, practicing respectful ways to educate children and setting limits on undesirable behavior.
7 Your Parenting Mojo
For parents who love research, Your Parenting Mojo is the parenting podcast Mecca. Hosted by Jen Lumanlan, the podcast presents "research-based ideas to help kids thrive.” If you find that you may not be the best at tapping into that natural maternal instinct, Lumanlan can relate.
She says that what she lacks in instinct she makes up for with outstanding research skills. Each episode covers topics like the type of school your little ones should attend based on his or her personality to how kids learn. For the research nerd in all of us, this podcast is absolutely worth a listen.
6 Earn Your Happy
For moms who need to find their happy place, Earn Your Happy is a podcast aimed at moms and women everywhere who need to stop waiting to be happy and instead go out and earn it. At times just being happy can be a struggle when moms are forced to balance so many things at once.
If you find you are struggling with identifying your happy place, this podcast may be for you. Hosted by Lori Harder, an expert in transforaminal mindedness, this podcast helps moms tackle fears, learn how to ask for help, and handle toxic people.
5 Little Sprigs
How to raise confident children without bribes and punishments is just one of many topics the insightful Little Sprigs podcast covers. Host, Christina Rochelle, uses a mix of interviews and recordings focusing on early childhood education, communication, mindfulness to bring parents some much-needed information to help them accel at this whole parenting thing.
From preparing for their first day of school to tackling the feat of becoming a big brother or sister, Little Sprigs offers an encyclopedia of information for curious parents that is bound to make one say, "wow, I hadn't thought of that."
4 Boss Mom
Great for working moms, no matter where they are in their lives or careers, Boss Mom is a must listen to podcast. What's unique about this podcast is that host, Dana Malstaff, weighs and compares a lot of the available tools out there for moms and brings you a breakdown of each to help you achieve 'boss status' that much easier.
Whether you're listening while in the car, prepping a meal, or at the gym, Boss Mom is sure to prove itself a valuable asset to moms looking to kill it in whatever they do. The podcast comes highly recommended from a number of mom blogs.
3 Mom And Dad Are Fighting
Looking for a podcast that's progressive enough to identify and address a 'different' kind of family structure? Then Mom and Dad Are Fighting might just be for you. Because, let's be honest, in a perfect world there is only one kind of family, in the real world families have a few different faces, for whatever family style you have, Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois are here for you.
Benedikt and Kois are really Mom and Dad, they just aren't together. Still, their podcast talks about their own parenting victories and fails in an honest, relatable, humorous way.
2 After Daycare Dropoff
So it's time for work and you're little isn't old enough to go to school? After Daycare Dropoff is a podcast series that depicts the realness of balancing motherhood and work. Being a working mom is hard.
This podcast brings the stories of how other women seem to make it all work. If you are working to juggle work, pilates, after school programs, and teaching your little one shapes and sizes, this podcast is probably for you. Host, Natalie Derrickson, really digs into how to deal with a joyful upbringing of educated little humans.
1 Mom Enough
Developmental psychologist Dr. Marti Erickson and her daughter, maternal-child health specialist Erin Erickson use their podcast, Mom Enough to explore the ever-changing reality of motherhood in today’s world.
What listeners really enjoy about this podcast is that it explores societal views about mothers and mothering using research and fact, but also brings about relatable personal confessions about balancing work and family all in a few audio files. This podcast packs in some expert advice and real life stories. So, do you think you're mom enough? Check out this podcast to find out.