Podcasts are one of my favorite forms of free entertainment. I like to listen to a podcast on my way to work or while I’m doing something boring like folding laundry or doing dishes. It helps pass the time without being distracting.
There are so many podcasts out there for pretty much everyone. But what are the best podcasts for moms? I listened to hours and hours of podcasts to bring you a list of my favorites. Here are the top podcasts for pregnancy, motherhood, and just for fun.
If you want to hear about all kinds of birth stories, The Birth Hour is for you. They cover everything from natural birth to c-sections to adoption and postpartum. All kinds of birth and pregnancy related topics!
I listened to Pea in the Podcast when I was pregnant with Toot! It has a podcast for each week of pregnancy with tips and info about what you’re currently experiencing.
This podcast was the reason I didn’t freak out when I stood up from a squatting position at Walgreen’s and had sharp pain. I knew it was round ligament pain because they talked about it on Pea in the Podcast!
Pregnancy Podcast / 40 Weeks Pregnancy Podcast
Obviously, this is a pregnancy podcast. They have a general podcast and one that goes over each week of pregnancy.
On the general one there are Q&A episodes and what to expect episodes about specific pregnancy topics. It’s easy to search their website if you’re looking for something in particular. They also talk about breastfeeding and newborns.
Parenting and Mom Life Podcasts
Dr. Meg is a pediatrician and a mom. She knows her stuff. She has written multiple books about raising strong kids and has been featured on Oprah, NPR, and The Today Show.
In her podcast for moms, she talks about all sorts of parenting struggles like disciplining kids, dealing with anxiety, finding balance as a working mom, and talking to your kid about sex.
This one is rated as one of the top podcasts for moms.
Cheryl Butler is a mom of 8. She has struggled with infertility, adopted, and gave birth. She shares tips about parenting and motherhood in her podcast.
Every episode is only about 12 to 15 minutes long so they’re great if you don’t have a lot of time to listen. She already has over 400 episodes so you can scan through the titles and find ones that interest you.
This is THE podcast for dealing with toddlers and big emotions in a positive way. Janet Lansbury is an experienced mom and a certified Parent/Infant Guidance Class instructor.
Her philosophy (which is derived from Magda Gerber’s) is to treat babies and toddlers with respect from the beginning. Her parenting podcast offers a lot of great advice for new moms, and I highly recommend it.
You know that saying about parenting that the days are long but the years are short? That’s where they got the title for this podcast.
The Longest Shortest Time is actually an award winning podcast for parents but you don’t even need to be a mom to listen to it. It’s for everyone. The stories they tell are more in depth than other podcasts. Yes, they’re mostly about parents and children, but they’re very human. And interesting!
There are actually two moms that host this comedy/parenting podcast. And there is swearing in this one. They warn you about it at the beginning because they don’t want you to listen to it around little ears.
The hosts are really relatable, and they talk about general parenting topics. A recent one I listened to that was really interesting was about the idea that we as moms put things “on hold.” We wait until the time is right to do certain things in our lives and usually that means waiting until our kids are in school or out of school or out of the house. It’s a very interesting episode.
They also have guests on the podcast to talk about motherhood and parenting. Overall, it’s just fun to listen to. It’s one of my favorite podcasts for moms.
This parenting podcast has a great mix of hosts. They alternate but they usually have at least one mom and one dad. And they all have kids of varying ages from toddlers to teens.
The hosts start off with parenting wins and fails in their own lives. It’s so nice to hear that I’m not the only one that fails at parenting. lol And they take questions from their Facebook group and each give advice on how to handle certain situations or problems. I like the community aspect of it.
There’s cussing in this one too so keep your headphones in.
Other podcasts you need in your life just because
Ok these aren’t related to parenting or mom life, but I really enjoy listening to these podcasts on a weekly basis. So check these out too!
I listen to The Daily when I drive to work just to catch up with the big news stories. The New York Times picks out one main story to talk about for 20 to 30 minutes. It’s great if you don’t have a lot of time but want to keep up with the news.
You probably know Anna Ferris from her movies like House Bunny and most of the Scary Movies or her show Mom on CBS. She was also married to Chris Pratt. I know, I was devastated when they got divorced too.
She gives out relationship advice to callers even though she’s completely unqualified. She also has celebrity guests. They talk about pretty much everything. She also does little improv things with them, and it’s pretty funny. She’s so down to earth, and it’s interesting to hear real conversations with celebrities.
Crooked Media has a bunch of great political podcasts. (They’re obviously left leaning so you probably won’t like it if you’re not at least a little to the left.) Pod Save America is their most popular one. It’s hosted by four of Obama’s former speechwriters/aides: Jon Favreau (no not the guy that directed Iron Man), Jon Lovett (no not Jon Lovitz), Dan Pfeiffer, and Tommy Vietor.
Lovett has his own podcast called Lovett or Leave It, and I find that one more fun to listen to. They play fun games with the audience and he has some good panelists. If I only have time for one political podcast, I usually pick Lovett’s.
What are your favorite podcasts for moms?
Let me know in the comments below! I’m always looking for new podcasts to check out.
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