Moms, we know that life is busy. On top of making sure your children are alive and thriving, there’s that PTA bake sale coming up or that Booster Club meeting you need to go to. Taking care of your children (and keeping up with the activities that come with them) is a full-time job, which means finding time to read a good book or to see a new movie is difficult.
Podcasts, though… they are the way to go. You can listen to them as you drive to work or exercise or get ready in the morning… and it’s something for you to enjoy.
Here are the top five podcasts that we think every mom will love to hear:
1. For Research-based Parenting Ideas: Your Parenting Mojo
Jen, the host of this podcast, is a mom who never saw herself as the nurturing type. But as she started to grow as a mother, she realized the information out there on parenting was more philosophical than research-based. So, she decided to get her Masters Degree in Psychology and then later in Education to have a deeper understanding of children, people and parenting. Through her podcast, she shares all that she has learned through her education and shares her research-based ideas in hopes of helping other moms. Get it on iTunes here.
2. For Quick Tips and a Laugh: Spawned
Named a top podcast by the Washington Post, Spawned is hosted by two moms, Liz Gumbinner and Kristen Chase of Cool Mom Picks. Listening to them feels like chatting with your friends. They are full of empathy, smart tips, trends and laughs for every mom. Listen on iTunes here.
3. For Good Stories about Raising Kids: The Longest Shortest Time
Created by journalist Hillary Frank in 2010, The Longest Shortest Time is a podcast every parent can relate to. It is rich with funny, difficult and approachable stories about parenting from people from all walks of life. With awards from New York Festival’s World’s Best Radio, The Academy of Podcasters, the Webbys, and the Third Coast International Festival, you know it’s going to be a good one. Listen here on iTunes.
4. For Encouragement and Advice: The Mom Hour
With eight kids between them, co-hosts and moms Sarah Powers and Meagan Francis have a lot of stories and a bit of wisdom to share when it comes to motherhood. They don’t claim to be perfect or experts in parenting. They just claim that they’ve been there and that they are going to be real about it all. Subscribe to The Mom Hour.
5. For Interviews from Experts: Little Sprigs
With topics like how to build your child’s emotional intelligence or the difference between a threat or a consequence, Little Sprigs is a podcast that has it all. They interview experts from different fields to speak on subjects that are important to parents and to offer useful tips to help foster a healthy family. Subscribe to Little Sprigs.