Stay curious, be kind, and listen with the same passion that you want to be heard.
Listening is an art I consciously practice. In the craziness of each day, my mind is anything but quiet – too many to do lists, reminders, and distractions that clog up my mental space to think and hear clearly. Meditation helps me make mental and emotional space to ground and feel, and podcasts filled with stories of light, love, strength, and motivation expand my perception of what is possible. Hearing these voices of fellow moms who are just as busy as me but make the space and time to focus on what lights them up is essential for me and my wellness. So in honor of making space and expanding our potential and possibilities, I’ve put together a list my 15 best motherhood and parenting podcasts to share with you today. So scroll along to learn, discover, and listen to the voices that inspire me in all things motherhood.
15 Best Motherhood & Parenting Podcasts
Co-hosts Kaanji and Tara use their podcast platform to have conversations about celebrating diversity and raising children who are race-conscious. They have new guests every week to talk about the journey of motherhood through a different kind of lens than you may be used to. Race and culture are discussed and you will be motivated to learn more after listening to their discussions..
Dr. Aliza Pressman is seriously a superwoman. Not only is she a developmental psychologist, but she is a mom, parent educator, assistant clinical professor, co-founder of two organizations and a podcast host! Every week, Dr. Aliza talks with experts and parents to talk about the bigger picture of raising our children in this world. With two kids keeping her life busy, Dr. Aliza really does know how to make parenting seem less overwhelming than it feels.
This podcast, co-hosted by Kristyn Miller and Laura Barr, focuses on motherhood and photography. Kristyn and Laura have discussions with women who are in the photography industry to learn about what life is like juggling motherhood and a passion for art. They talk about their fears, life thoughts, successes, and everything in between.
This podcast, hosted by Tonya Mosley is amazing for advice about life and overcoming daily obstacles. She’s basically that bestie that just seems to get it. Tonya is sure to be there to laugh with you until you cry, be that shoulder for you to cry on, and even listen to you complain about anything and everything.
While this podcast is about much more than motherhood, it’s hosted by three generations of amazing women and mothers who I love listening to. Jada Pinkett-Smith, her daughter Willow Smith, and mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris use this podcasting platform to have strong conversations where no topic is off limits.
I love this podcast when I’m needing an inspirational pick-me-up. Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest talk about the ins and outs of editing the unnecessary things out of your life. They focus on encouraging their listeners to really dig deep inside themselves to decide what is causing unnecessary stress and what is making life more enjoyable. Give this one a listen, because these women have really helped me with editing my life.
This podcast is hosted by Jen Lumanlan who has a toddler of her own and offers the greatest advice, tips, and tools to crush the mama game. She talks about tools for parents as she is learning a lot on her journey towards obtaining her Masters in Psychology with a Child Development focus. I trust Jen’s advice and always find myself looking to her for advice because of her knowledge and expertise.
Sarah Powers is known from the popular weekly parenting show called The Mom Hour, but I want to focus on her other podcast called KidLiterate. I love everything about this because it’s hosted by Sarah and her 11 year old daughter. I love that they do this together. They talk about all things books, shows, movies, music, and how you can find media options for kids. I love listening to them go back and forth and really find joy in listening to this podcast.
What could be better than drinking your morning coffee, snacking on some goodies, and listening to stories about mommy life? This podcast is hosted by Indiana Adams, Ashlee Gadd and April Hoss, who spend time talking about the art of raising kids. I love listening to them while I’m cleaning the house or driving in the car because they seriously are the best company.
Dr. Denaye Barahona offers the greatest tips for healthy living with kids. She talks about how important minimalism with kids is, as well as positive parenting tips. Dr. Denaye has her doctorate in Child Development and gives amazing perspectives on parenting through research and life.
This podcast is a must-listen! Karen Lock Kolp uses this platform to talk about how and why we should “hover less” so we can enjoy time with our kids more. She tells stories about her mistakes and successes and has guests who do the same. All of the conversations are lively, fun, and will make you worry less and enjoy more.
Ellie Knaus, host of Atomic Moms, talks with world experts, bestselling authors, and listeners of her podcast to discuss topics ranging from postpartum anxieties to gaining mom friends and sending your kids to school. You name it, she talks about it. Ellis makes sure to share the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of mom life and is very candid with her parenthood journey.
This podcast is hosted by two former neighbors, Kelsey and Erica, who have stayed in touch and become best friends. From book club chats to motherhood transitions, they have a podcast that you’ll definitely find interesting. They maintain a personal relationship with their listeners by talking about unique perspectives on families, life, parenting, and everything in between.
I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy podcasts where I feel like I’m part of the conversation too. I like to feel like I’m with the hosts, even though I know I’m not. Friendlier, hosted by longtime friends Sarah and Abby, is basically like being in a real conversation with two of the greatest people. They share their favorite books, recipes, and obviously…motherhood!
If you need advice on anything home related, this is the podcast for you. Two mamas, Graham Smith and Kirsten Dunlap, share their tips and trick on creating a livable, welcoming space for you and your family. I love listening to their knowledge on budgeting and the stories they tell about homemaking fails and successes. This podcast is very insightful and will have you wishing for a new home project to work on.
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