Parenting is full of triumphs and challenges. Many of these moments we experience as parents are unique to parenthood, and therefore moms and dads need experiences in their lives that feel relatable and hilarious. The good news is that with podcasts, anyone can find a radio show on a topic that resonates with them — even parenting.
Trust me when I say that these seven parenting podcasts are more than worth any mom or dad’s time.
Entrepreneur moms Kristen Chase and Liz Gumbinner of Cool Mom Picks started Spawned to discuss the challenges of parenting in a humorous, non-judgmental way. Each episode includes discussions about modern parenting issues and/or current events. Occasionally the hosts bring on an expert or celebrity guest, but other times it’s just the hosts providing all of the commentaries. Regardless of the content, every episode brings something insightful to the table, and most parents can’t get enough of this delightful podcast.
With 249 episodes and counting, this podcast has plenty of material to keep you busy for a while. Each episode runs approximately 40 minutes, and you’ll enjoy every second of each one.
Your Parenting Mojo
Host Jen Lumanlan decided to share her journey to receive her Masters in Psychology focusing on Child Development along with her personal journeys as the mother of a toddler in her podcast Your Parenting Mojo. In each episode, Lumanlan shares her research on a topic of interest for parents of toddlers and preschoolers while suggesting tips parents can use to help their little ones thrive during this very important time in their child’s development.
New episodes usually drop every other week, and they never disappoint.
One Bad Mother
If you’re looking for a comedic podcast about motherhood, look no further than One Bad Mother. Hosted by Biz Ellis and Theresa Thorn, this weekly podcast focuses on both the thrills of motherhood and the embarrassing moment it can bring. While this one will definitely provide you with lots of info on highly relevant parenting topics, it also includes lots of laughter and swearing, which can be a great escape for moms who just need to let it all out.
One Bad Mother already has 425 episodes recorded, with new ones launching each Wednesday.
Mom & Dad Are Fighting
The team at Slate and hosts Jamilah Lemieux, Dan Kois, and Elizabeth Newcamp bring you a hilarious take on all of the triumphs and failures of parenting in their weekly, hour-long podcast Mom And Dad Are Fighting. Each episode focuses on a unique, tricky family situation and provides expert advice with lots of playful banter during the recording. However, the best part of this podcast isn’t the advice — it’s the genuine parenting triumphs and fails the hosts share each week.
This is a great podcast for any parent with kids ranging from toddlers to teens.
Mom & Mind
If you’re a mom who needs help putting your mental health first, you may want to check out the Mom and Mind podcast hosted by Dr. Katayune Kaeni. As a registered psychologist, Dr. Kat provides comforting bi-monthly episodes filled with lots of support and expert interviews. Dr. Kat focuses on breaking down stigmas and helping moms out there who deal with postpartum depression, parental anxiety, and other mental health conditions tied to parenting.
Dr. Kat says these episodes each come filled with information that moms and dads need to know in a real, honest way. Any parent of a young child will benefit from this, but older parents can absolutely relate too.
In Dadcast, four men talk about how hilarious, difficult, and brilliant parenthood is. Hosts Adrian Barry, Nathan Murphy, Dave McIntyre and Ger Gilroy talk about everything from sleep deprivation and disgusting poop to dealing with middle age (and more). With weekly episodes that drop every Tuesday, you’ll want to carve out time for these hilarious, yet relatable episodes.
Don’t let the name fool you, though: Moms and dads alike will laugh and connect with this podcast.
Stuff Mom Never Told You
If you’re looking for a podcast that explores motherhood and how society sees working women with children, then you’ll definitely want to check out Stuff Mom Never Told You. The hosts, Anney and Samantha, chat about gender roles and stereotypes in modern times, but not in the same way many other parenting podcasts do. With a combination of research-based discussions, pop culture, and politics, the hosts explore what it means to be female and how societal expectations for women affect our everyday lives as moms.
With daily episodes, you won’t run out of content with this one anytime soon.
Podcasts are a great way to pass the time, especially for working parents who have long commutes or moms and dads who need a break from full-time parenting every once in a while. With these seven podcasts specifically for parents, you’re bound to find your next favorite show by listening to an episode or two!
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