I'm a full-blown podcast addict. Any time I have even a minute alone, I'm reaching for my phone to queue up a little nugget of audio enjoyment. Podcasts make normally boring "mom tasks," like folding laundry or packing lunches, feel downright relaxing. Plus, I can actually get mom advice without having to do a deep dive into one of the parenting books that may or may not be collecting dust on my nightstand. Here are some awesome podcasts for moms that get real about motherhood, without being sanctimonious or snooze-inducing.
Finding the right parenting podcast is like finding your go-to mommy blog or Instagram feed. You want it to feel both "so you" and so "everything you want to be." Or put another way, relatable yet inspirational. All of the podcasts below hit that sweet spot. I also need my podcasts to deliver parenting advice in a light, entertaining way. Because let's be honest, sometimes it's easier when the parenting knowledge you need is delivered straight to your ears while sipping a glass of rosé.
Perhaps most of all, I appreciate the motherhood podcasts that make me feel connected to a big, beautiful, empowering community of moms, all just trying to figure it out one day at a time. Fortunately, there's no shortage of amazing options out there: Podcasts such as Unspoken Stories: A March of Dimes Podcast, hosted by Tatyana Ali, which focuses on sharing those stories from both "real-life" moms and celebs like Jamie Lynn Sigler. Or Anna Faris Is Unqualified, starring hilarious actress and mom Anna Faris, one of the many celeb podcasts exploring the foibles and frustrations of motherhood (among other things). As these moms cope with the changing needs of their families, their material grows... and so does their audience base. No matter where you're at in the parenting game, there's definitely a podcast out there for you.
So, without further ado, here are seven momcasts I love to listen to, and I think you will too.