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Three Mom Podcasts for Summer Listening

Chumcast Comedy – #IMOMSOHARD

Imagine sitting behind two best friends at the Cheesecake Factory — overhearing every self-deprecating joke and all the rip-roarious laughter. That’s what an episode of #IMOMSOHARD feels like.

Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley coincidentally hail from Minnesota but didn’t meet until moving to Los Angeles. Funny enough, their lives look nearly identical — one boy, one girl, one husband, and a house full of dogs — and their personalities totally mesh despite their differences. Jen’s the girly girl, and Kristin uses red Solo cups at dinner.

Each episode follows a different premise, like “You Think Side Parts Are Bad? Try a Perm.” But Kristin and Jen frequently veer (way) off track. They’re moms, friends, and funny women with a relatable way of looking at life and parenting.

Bonus: Head to YouTube for the original videos that put Kristin and Jen on the map. “I Spanx So Hard” has over a million views!

What Moms Are Saying
4.9 / 5 stars on Apple Podcasts (1.4K ratings)

“Just love listening to all the banter I can relate to. I don’t do the dishes until everyone else is asleep and usually that puts me close to midnight wrapping up. It is totally bearable with #IMOMSOHARD.”

Self-Improvement – No Guilt Mom

Joann Crohn and Brie Tucker recognize that moms carry the weight of the world on their shoulders but seldom give themselves a break. No Guilt Mom (co-hosted by Crohn and Tucker) puts things into perspective so moms can shed the guilt. Both hosts have years of experience speaking widely on parenting, and they bring a welcomed dose of levity to stress-inducing topics.

With 30-minute episodes, No Guilt Mom is a quick pick-me-up for women on the move. You’ll feel more empowered, less guilty, and a whole lot better as a perfectly imperfect momma!

What Moms Are Saying
5.0 / 5 stars on Apple Podcasts (57 ratings)

“I am so glad I found this podcast! Such relevant information and practical ways to apply it to our real lives. I love that you put so much accountability on the kids and help moms feel like they’re not in this alone!”

How-To – The Mom Hour

Some podcasts cover high-level conceptual stuff — like, why does my mom brain think this way? — while other shows dive into the nitty-gritty parts of everyday parenting. The Mom Hour falls into the latter category with episodes like “Life On the Road … With a Toddler” and “A Week of Real-Life Dinners.” Co-hosts Meagan Francis and Sarah Powers bring relevance to the show by tackling situations that hit close to home for most parents. And, with a whopping eight kids between them, there’s confidence Meagan and Sarah know what they’re talking about.

Listen to The Mom Hour for practical tips on how to survive each day with the joyous demands of motherhood.

What Moms Are Saying
4.8 / 5 stars on Apple Podcasts (1.2K ratings)

“The Mom Hour is one of the few podcasts that can cover a wide range of topics with grace, humor, and nuance. This is one of my favorites.”

Originally posted 2021

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