9 Podcasts for Working Moms

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Laura Berlinsky-Schine2.3k
June 21, 2024 at 5:15AM UTC

Sometimes, a working mom needs a little support, whether it’s from a friend, family member, book, movie, or another outlet. Podcasts present a wonderful opportunity for people to take a break, hear a great story, de-stress, and maybe even learn something new.

But they can do more than that: When done well, they may also serve as sources of inspiration, advice, compassion, and invaluable insights. So, when you’re in need of some tips from others in the same boat as you or just need to take a break and hear some words of wisdom, listen to these nine podcasts for working moms.

9 Podcasts for Working Moms

1. After Daycare Drop Off

Hosted by Natalie Derrickson, this podcast focuses on the demands working mothers face, from balancing family life and a career to finding the time to just wash your hair. The podcast features voices from a wide range of professionals, such as physicians, engineers, students, educators, marketers, and others.

Recent episodes include:

• Lesley/M/1 toddler/Strategic Community Outreach and Communications

• Allison/M/2kids/Developmental Pediatrics

• Kristen/M/2 kids/Music Educator

2. Best of Both Worlds Podcast

Discussing their own experiences as working mothers, Laura Vanderkam, author of I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time and mother of four, and Sarah Hart-Unger, a physician and mother of three, explore how to manage all aspects of life while still making time for self-care and fun.

Recent episodes include:

• Self-Care

• Life Management Systems

• Our Money Stories

3. Beyond Burnout: Solutions for Working Moms

Created by Dr. Tracey Marks, a psychiatrist focusing on lifestyle management, sleep challenges and the mind/body connection, Beyond Burnout presents resources that working moms can use to improve their mindsets and balance the demands of their busy lives while fitting in time for self-care. The podcast offers plenty of wellness, relationship, and other tips for listeners.

Recent episodes include:

• Coloring Is the New Meditation

• Are You Getting Close to Burnout?

• Why You Need to Affirm Yourself

4. Like a Mother

Featuring celebrity guests including Arianna Huffington, Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger, and Gigolo's Vin Armani, Emma Johnson’s Like a Mother delves into issues “moms care about,” including money, business, career, parenting, feminism, dating, and sex.

Recent episodes include:

• How this work-at-home mom launched a 7-figure social media business

• How to get dads involved with shared parenting after divorce

• How to start investing, get that raise, and be respected in the workforce

5. The Mom Hour

Working moms Meagan Francis and Sarah Powers discuss all things related to motherhood. While not specifically focused on working mothers, The Mom Hour frequently features episodes about balancing work and motherhood, touching on productivity and time management, strategies, calendar and to-do list tips, and more.

Recent episodes include:

• It’s Time To Plan For Summer

• More Than Mom: Smartphone Apps We Can’t Live Without

• A Week Of Real-Life Dinners

6. Mom Wife and Boss Life

Entrepreneur Yolanda Villa candidly recounts adventures in starting a business with her husband while raising two children. Mom Wife and Boss Life also features guests, including boss women who discuss careers, relationship advice, important issues like domestic violence, and more.

Recent episodes include:

• How do you define motivation?

• Do you question your parenting?

• What do you do on the weekends?

7. One Bad Mother

Sometimes, motherhood demands a little laughter. In One Bad Mother, Biz Ellis and Theresa Thorn contemplate the humorous side of being a mom with guests like Judy Greer, Jodie Patterson, and others. They discuss the joys, the embarrassments, the mistakes, and more.

Recent episodes include:

• Sickness Scrambling! Plus, Sex Therapy with Moushumi Ghose

• Scheduling Nightmares! Plus, Parenting Norms Throughout History with Jennifer Traig

• Food And The Lies We Tell...Live from Portland!

8. The Working Mother’s Mentor

Executive coach Julie Finn, who helps women build the work lives they aspire to have, discusses strategies for creating a happy and fulfilling life with guests, who include executives, entrepreneurs, and bestselling authors across a range of industries. 

Recent episodes include:

• Executive Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Jennifer Barlament on what it takes to balance family life with the rigors of orchestra management

• Mom hacks to help you eat right, move more, stress less and sleep better, with acclaimed media health expert, Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

• How to stop hiding and start living authentically with Rachel Martin, author of the wildly successful blog Finding Joy, and of the book, the Brave Art of Motherhood

9. Working Parent Resource

Hosted by Sarah Argenal, a trained psychotherapist and working mom herself, Working Parent Resource looks at issues such as marital conflicts, tricky child development milestones, managing life transitions, and more. Guests, including working mothers and fathers, are featured as well.

Recent episodes include:

• Coping with Infertility and Pregnancy Loss with Parijat Deshpande

Conflict Resolution Tips from a Mediator with Amanda Semenoff

• An Inside Look at My Marriage with Joey Argenal

More Podcasts

Looking for more podcasts to keep you entertained, offer a much-needed break, give you a little inspiration, and more? Check out 17 Podcasts to Listen to for 2019. Don’t forget to listen to Fairygodboss’s podcast, in which we present interviews and advice from top female professionals and executives.

Happy listening!

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