No matter how you look at it, being a mom is an objectively hard job. Moms all over the world are expected to care for the kids, prepare meals, and attend to the house, often while holding down some form of gainful employment. It’s a tough gig that does not come with a manual.
Modern technology has afforded mothers of all walks of life to get creative, share tips, and laugh over relatable stories on the go, thanks to the internet. Whether you’re a stay at home mom feeling under-appreciated by the world around you, a single mom trying to make ends meet with a limited amount of time, or a mom in a traditional nuclear family wanting to share your increasingly unique experience, you probably sometimes feel overwhelmed by that virtual cornucopia of motherly advice and anecdotes. Where do you even begin? If you’re unsure where to start, fear not! We will break down this land of sonic ingenuity together with some of our favorite podcasts for moms, by moms.
1. Mom Life, Yo
This hour-long offering gives busy moms a venue for sharing their stories with all who choose to listen to. Funny, poignant, and highly entertaining, these moms know all about what you’re going through. Yo.
2. Super Mamas
By combining stories from experienced moms with those from expecting moms, this podcast provides uplifting, relatable tales. The idea is for all mothers of all ages and backgrounds to come together, laugh, and learn.
3. The Longest Shortest Time
While also tipping its hat to the many fathers out there who play an active role in the lives of their children, the perfectly rated Longest Shortest Time podcast is dedicated to all parents.
4. The Mamaload Podcast
Celebrating working mothers, teachers, and all who strive to make the world a better place while wearing their mom title with pride, Mamaload always drops the knowledge from a different, unique perspective.
5. Motherhood Sessions
The fact that children always find a way to say and do the darndest things is undisputed. While these tales of whimsy and woe can be entertaining, they often do not address the psychological toll being a mother takes on a woman. The Motherhood Sessions is here to specifically address the concerns that many moms won’t or can’t talk about. Highly recommended.
6. Mighty Parenting
Specifically created to help both mothers and fathers navigate the dangerous minefield that is the life of a teen, Mighty Parenting takes a deep dive into topics both familiar and often overlooked.
7. Edit Your Life
Not specific to parenting, hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest offer a fresh, often inspirational, take on the busy lives we all lead.
8. Grown-Ups Read Things They Wrote as Kids
This insanely funny and moving live podcast turns the table on parents by having them read things they wrote as children, giving a thoughtful insight into the generational mind of a child.
9. Mind Love
Taking time to remember to love ourselves can be difficult. This podcast serves to remind us that, though difficult, it is necessary to maintain sanity and a sense of self-confidence during even the most insane moments of our lives (even when chasing down the kids for bedtime).
10. Little Stories for Tiny People
Need to take some time to yourself while your child (hopefully) listens quietly to stories? Little Stories for Tiny People offers story time whenever you desire a moment of good momma thinking time.
11. Sleep with Me
Designed specifically to help a wandering mind relax and sleep, these stories get increasingly dry in an attempt to slow all the racing thoughts that keep us up at night.
12. The Marie Forleo Podcast
Host Marie Forleo, named by Oprah (yes, THE Oprah) one of the next generation’s thought leaders, offers advice for life, business, and how to conquer the world around you.
13. The Cult of Pedagogy
Created specifically by educators for educators, this podcast brings teaching strategies from a number of different teachers around the country. Though designed with educators specifically in mind, this thoughtful podcast offers enough insight into the development of a child for any parent to benefit from.
Take a Break and Tune In!
No matter what motherly pleasures or woes life may bring you, there is a podcast to meet your needs: from new moms to experienced moms, from those who need relatable stories of inspiration to those who may need a little extra push out the door in the morning. For anyone who may just struggle with adulting on a daily basis.
There is a podcast for you. What we have above is not at all a comprehensive list of what’s out there, either. Rather, just a sample platter gummy earworms. Now that you have a place to start, don’t forget to take some time (because you probably have so much of it) to dig a little deeper into the thousands of quality shows out there just waiting to put a much-too-needed smile on your face.