Not for Lazy Moms with Monique Samuels

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Being a parent is one of the most challenging yet fulfilling jobs you can ever experience. It requires wearing several hats to multitask and get the job done. Not for Lazy Moms stars Real Housewives of Potomac's Monique Samuels; her husband, Chris Samuels, former Washington Redskins' offensive tackle; and Aly Jacobs, a former DC radio personality and mom of two boys. Not for Lazy Moms is a community for new-generation parents who want it all and do it all. We strive to be the best versions of ourselves - in our parenting, relationships, careers and self-care. Follow us on social media and share topics and questions you would like to chat about in future episodes! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @notforlazymoms. Visit our website,

Episode Date
Bonus Children: A Not for Lazy Moms Live Podcast Event
How difficult is it to date or marry a person that already has children? In our first live podcast, Monique, Chris, Aly and Cousin Hank break it down. Plus, we hear from Monique’s Real Housewives of Potomac co-stars Karen Huger, Candiace Dillard and husband Chris Bassett, and Ashley and Michael Darby. Former Redskin Fred Smoot also drops by!
Sep 27, 2019
The Overwhelmed Parent
What do you do on the days where everything is going wrong and you feel so overwhelmed? Monique, Chris and Aly share their own personal parenting tips (and vent a little bit too)!
Sep 11, 2019
Dealing with Loss
How do you deal with losing a loved one? How do you fully grieve and move forward with life? Has society desensitized us when it comes to dealing with death? Monique, Chris and Aly are joined by Cherie Rickard, host of the Real Girl Talk Podcast, to discuss dealing with life after dealing with loss.
Sep 04, 2019
The Honeymoon Phase is Over
Some real talk about what happens when the honeymoon is over in your marriage and reality sets in. Monique, Chris, Aly and Cousin Hank talk sex, weight gain, finances, communication and more. And then, how do you recover and restore your relationship when life inevitably happens?
Aug 28, 2019
Relationships with Special Needs Children
Our episode this week is super special. Monique, Chris and Aly are joined by guest Sara Hood, aka Sara Lovestyle, to discuss parenting special needs children. Sara, the mom of a child with autism, shares her family's emotional journey. What are the biggest challenges parents of special needs children face? And how do you deal with the outside world that may not always be accepting of your children.
Aug 21, 2019
Boobie Talk
From big boobs to small boobs to boob jobs and breastfeeding, nothing is off limits when Monique, Chris and Aly take on everything boobs in this week's episode.
Aug 14, 2019
Screen Time
How much screen time is too much? What do you do when your kid is obsessed with your iPhone or tablet? Monique, Chris and Aly talk through the positives and negatives of screen time that might surprise you. Plus, the tricks they've used with their own children to cut down on screen time.
Aug 07, 2019
Stay-at-Home vs. Career Moms
Listen as we break down the myths of being a stay-at-home or career parent. Is one role greater than the other? Our special guest, Rachel Perkins, has experienced it all! By the time you finish the podcast, we’re sure our listeners will have a better appreciation for themselves and others!
Jul 31, 2019
Do you get along with your in-laws? What can you do if you don't? What if your spouse doesn't realize their parents are causing issues in your relationship? How do you get past the issues and maintain peace?
Jul 24, 2019
Baby Weight
How do you stay in shape while you're pregnant? What is "normal" weight gain during pregnancy? And how do you lose the weight after? Plus, we ask Chris about his weight gain during Monique's pregnancies!
Jul 17, 2019
To Discipline or Not
How do you discipline your kids? Is there a right or wrong answer? What should you do when you and your partner disagree on a punishment? We get into it all on this week's episode. Plus, Chris, Aly and I discuss how our views on discipline have changed over the years.
Jul 10, 2019
Traveling with Kids
Is it possible to travel with kids and not be that parent everyone rolls their eyes at while boarding the plane? Yes! Listen to some of our funniest travel stories and how we overcome the stress of little humans on the road.
Jul 03, 2019
The Art of Balancing
What is your definition of balance? As life changes, we discuss how to maintain balance and a stress-free environment in your home, with your partner and your kids. This truly is an art that needs to be learned. But, we promise, it is attainable!
Jun 26, 2019
Not for Lazy Dads
Moms usually get all the credit but, on the heels of Father's Day, we want to give all the dads out there the credit they deserve. We're taking a time out to honor the accomplishments of the modern dad who not only provides for his family, but also spends quality, hands-on time with his kids. On this week's episode, we explore their secrets to being a Not For Lazy Dad!
Jun 19, 2019
My Two Moms, My Two Dads
In honor of Pride Month, we’re discussing the successes and difficulties the LGBTQ community faces when it comes to same-sex parenting. And, for straight parents, we're asking the questions many won't ask out loud. This episode is not only educational and informative but, as always, we’re covering the topic in a fun and loving way.
Jun 12, 2019
The Selfish Parent
We kick off Season 2 of our podcast with a load of confessions as we share some of our most selfish parenting moments! We all have selfish tendencies, but do they make or break your child? Is it ok to have those moments in order to maintain your sanity? Listen and find out!
Jun 05, 2019
Mom Friend Intervention
The man...the myth...the legend behind the Instagram account _thebosssquad, also known as Monique's brother Kevin, grabs the mic and delivers so much sass and honesty in our finale episode of the Not For Lazy Moms Podcast: The Mom Friend Intervention. "Be late and fabulous instead of on time and defeated," is one of the first pieces of advice that Kevin gives to the mom who just wants to roll out of bed and into the produce aisle of the grocery store.
Oct 16, 2018
First Time Moms
First time moms and moms-to-be, we are here for you! Monique and her co-hosts go over the laundry list of items that they wish they had known during that first month of motherhood. Monique says, "A lot of people don't keep it real about that first month. It's almost like they want you to suffer. Well, we are here to keep it real today." The only information Monique and Aly were given before giving birth was about the sleep deprivation, but there is so much more!
Oct 09, 2018
When Superwoman Is Exhausted
We want it all. We do it all. But what do we do when we are absolutely exhausted? It's indescribable yet inevitable. Episode 10 of our Not For Lazy Moms Podcast is all about what to do when you reach that level of being physically and mentally drained. Your tank is empty and yet, you still have so much to get done and want to be an engaged parent.
Oct 02, 2018
Monique and Aly open up about their experiences on this common, yet seldom discussed topic. Dr. Simone, an OB/GYN and Star of Bravo's Married To Medicine, joins the episode to answer all medical questions and set the record straight on some miscarriage myths. "Can you shed light on why it happens and why it is so common?" "How long do you have to wait until you can start trying again after a miscarriage?" "Is it true you are more fertile after a miscarriage?" The questions come at Dr. Simone from all different directions and she answers them in a honest, yet comforting tone. Oh, and just you wait for when she gives Cousin Hank relationship won't want to miss it!
Sep 25, 2018
Social Media and Relationships
Imagine being a fly on the wall as Chris confronts Monique about how he feels every time he spots her checking social media. No need to imagine, as Episode 8 of the Not For Lazy Moms Podcast brings you inside a counseling session between Chris and Monique. While this is an episode that highlights a point of contention in their marriage, in reality, this is something that affects all of us in all of our relationships. Social media. How does it affect your world? Whether that be in your marriage or the way you parent? We can all relate. As always, Monique and her team keep it raw and honest about their feelings on the topic.
Sep 18, 2018
Birth Stories
Who would've thought that Monique, Aly and Hank (yes, Hank...just wait for it) sharing their birth stories would result in uncontrollable laughter with intermittent references to The Color Purple. That's exactly what happens in Episode 7 of our Not For Lazy Moms Podcast. If you are pregnant or have a birth story of your own, you will definitely be intrigued by the teams' comedic interpretation of what labor and delivery is like.
Sep 11, 2018
I Love My Friend, Not Their Kid
The idea of your best friend having a child that's similar in age as yours sounds amazing, right? The vision of both of your kids holding hands, playing together, growing up together and becoming best friends, mirroring their parents. It just sounds perfect. Well, what happens when you prefer your friend over their child. Or as Monique says, "I love you but I can't stand your kid." 
Sep 05, 2018
Birth Control Methods
Monique and her squad talk all about their personal experiences using different methods of birth control. It's no surprise that this topic leaves everyone hysterically laughing, mostly at Cousin Hank's expense.
Aug 28, 2018
How To Detox Your Life
Eliminate certain foods and other stressors from your life in order to change your life. The team discusses how to cleanse your body without being intimidated by diet fads. It's a lifestyle journey!
Aug 21, 2018
Private Parts
Do you teach your kids the real name or the nickname of their body parts? The fab four discuss their concerns and possible dangers of nicknaming body parts. 
Aug 14, 2018
The Jealous Parent
Monique, Chris and Aly get real honest when they admit if they feel rejected when their child favors one parent over the other.
Aug 07, 2018
Sex After Kids
In the premiere episode, Monique and her team dish about what their sex lives are like after having kids and how to keep the passion alive.
Jul 31, 2018