The 5 Best Podcasts for Moms
Are you into podcasts? I just recently became a regular podcast listener and I have to say, I’m hooked. I turn one on during my 1-hour commute or listen while I’m cleaning up the house during my toddler’s nap time. I listen to a few different genres of shows, including personal growth and business tips, but I’m particularly into podcasts on all things motherhood. There’s just something so relatable about episodes produced by moms, for moms. From tangible parenting tips to simply sharing stories and recognizing that we’re in the trenches together, they bring an element of solidarity to the parenting experience.
Here are the five podcasts for moms that I’m loving right now.
Coffee + Crumbs
If you read the Coffee + Crumbs blog (or even if you don’t!), you’ll love equally love the Coffee + Crumbs podcast. The ladies behind the popular and deeply relatable motherhood website tackle real topics that we as moms deal with in a lighthearted, conversational format that makes you feel like you’re sitting down with your best friends. They don’t shy away from the tough-but-important issues like motherhood & loneliness or the ups and downs of growing your family, but also touch on pragmatic ways to incorporate things like meal planning and self care into your routine. This podcast is most definitely worth a listen.
Hilaria Baldwin and Daphne Oz host this sometimes heartwarming, sometimes hilarious podcast. They recognize that motherhood is a full-time job that doesn’t come with an instruction manual. They chat with guests, from trusted experts to everyday moms about getting through motherhood and learning as we go. I always feel a sense of solidarity with my fellow mamas after having a listen.
Whole Mamas Podcast
This podcast is for mamas like me who are interested in embracing wellness. Whether you’re pregnant with your first baby or are looking to improve your overall physical and emotional health in a busy season raising teenagers, this online platform and podcast aims to support women in all stages of motherhood. I feel confident learning from various experts, from nutritionists to doctors to lactation consultants, and choosing the wellness strategies that I want to incorporate into my family life.
The Mamahood Podcast
The Mamahood Podcast is a brand new podcast co-hosted by an Instagram mama who I love to follow, since she shares the perfect combination of raw and real motherhood moments, good and bad. She truly values creating an uplifting community of mamas and the podcast strives to do the same.
I firmly believe that, if you’re in a relationship, you have a responsibility to model what it means to be in a healthy relationship or marriage for your kids. We give our kids so much time and energy, and often forget to make time to nourish the love that they were born from in the first place - that is, our relationship with our spouse. While Rise Together, hosted by the inspirational Rachel Hollis and Dave Hollis, doesn’t typically speak directly about parenthood, it does provide tangible tips for you and your partner to improve your relationship right now. It is has already benefitted my relationship and, by extension my whole family, so much.
Brittany Van Den Brink is a PhD Candidate and freelance writer living in small-town Ontario with her husband, baby son, and their Golden Retriever, Chevy. She founded Motherhood Her Way to collaborate with other moms as they go through the ups and downs of motherhood. Say hi on Instagram @brittanyvandenbrink.