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There’s something incredibly addicting about podcasts. Though you don’t get to partake in the conversations in your earbuds, you still feel like you get to know the hosts on the other end of the cord.
That’s especially true for the hosts of these podcasts for moms. Once you find a mommy podcast that you love, you’ll keep going back to it every week for more. Here’s a list of six podcasts we think all moms can find joy in.
Does the father of your child love podcasts, too? Send him our list of dad podcasts.
The Longest Shortest TimeYou know that moment, at 3 a.m., when you’re trying to get your baby to back to sleep? Or maybe the baby is fast asleep but now you’re wide awake and staring at your alarm clock / the void and wondering if you’ll ever be able to close your eyes again. This is a podcast for that moment in time! Hosted by Hillary Frank, a This American Life contributor, The Longest Shortest Time is a parenting podcast that’s thoughtful, sincere, and engaging–even when you’re not listening at 3 a.m.Listen on iTunes
Scummy MummiesDescribed as a podcast for "less-than-perfect" parents, Scummy Mummies is the perfect podcast for regaining some sanity after a crazy day of being a mom. It’s also a great antidote for holier-than-thou parenting advice that moms receive from the internet and their friends. Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn host this iTunes Top 40 podcast.Listen on iTunes
Pregnant PausePregnant Pause might seem like it’s more relevant to people who are moms-to-be. After all, it’s about a couple trying to decide if it’s the right time for them to have a baby. But their journey will be familiar to anyone who’s had — or is planning on having — that conversation with their partner. It’s an intimate look at the decision making that goes into being a parent that any mom will appreciate having spotlighted.Listen on iTunes
Read-Aloud RevivalIn this age of smartphones, internet, Netflix, iPads, video games, apps, and more multimedia distractions, it can be hard to remember the power of reading with your child. That’s why the Read-Aloud Revival aims to help you "build your family culture around books." The podcast answers questions like "What should you do if your child is struggling to read?" and features stories from writers whose parents first gave them the love of reading.Listen on iTunes
The Mighty Mommy’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical ParentingWhen you only have ten minutes or just need a simple answer to a complicated question, The Mighty Mommy has the answer for you. With over 300 episodes, you’re bound to find one that comes to the rescue. And as an added bonus, most episodes clock in at around eight minutes, so it’s not going to take a whole afternoon just to get to one great piece of advice.Listen on iTunes
Slate's Mom and Dad Are FightingA biweekly discussion with Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois about parenting news and issues facing modern parents. Topics include favorite moms on TV, confronting bullies, and how to talk to condescending non-parents. If you already love Slate’s suite of podcasts, you’ll probably end up loving this one as well.Listen on iTunes
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