Scary Mommy Speaks

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From the #1 media and entertainment brand for parents in the country, Scary Mommy Speaks is a hilarious, unfiltered look at today’s trends and topics through the lens of motherhood. From pop culture to post-baby sex, nothing’s off-limits for hosts Keri Setaro and Ashley Hearon-Smith, who know firsthand that parenting is a mother. This is a podcast for women who are owning motherhood in all its glory, pain and playdates. New episodes drop every Wednesday.

Episode Date
Cabin Fever and Working Moms

On this week's episode Keri and Ashley are joined by RN Nancy Travis, who has been delivering babies for over 40 years! An AWHONN (Association of Women's Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses) member and grandmother of 14, Nancy is going to help us navigate the many new roles we've been tasked with while trying to work from home. We've also got an encouraging story from Scary Mommy Kassandra, which gives new meaning to the phrase, "Won't you be my neighbor?"

Jul 01, 2020
Coping With Fear and Anxiety

This week, Keri and Ashley are joined by AWHONN (Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses) member, Dr. Heidi Fantasia. Dr. Fantasia will be discussing how to care for our mental health during these uncertain times. We've also got an inspiring story about how one Scary Mommy has stayed connected to her mental health hero.

Jun 24, 2020
Having A Baby In Uncertain Times

On this week's episode, Keri and Ashley are joined by System Clinical Nurse Specialist, LaShea Wattie Haynes. A member of AWHONN (the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses), LaShea is going to answer all of our questions about labor and delivery during these uncertain times. We're also joined by a couple on a mission: to make it home with their new baby in time for their older daughter's third birthday. You don't want to miss this heartwarming dose of Helping Hugs!

Jun 17, 2020
Pregnancy In The New Normal

This week's episode features a one-on-one with certified nurse midwife Paris Maloof-Bury of AWHONN, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, all about what to expect during pregnancy in uncertain times. And, a feel good story about how a new mom received support from her circle when her baby shower was cancelled.

Jun 10, 2020
Scary Mommy Speaks is Back When We Need it Most!

Mommies can you hear me? We need to connect with you now more than ever! Brought to you by Huggies, we're going to be speaking with four incredible experts from AWHONN, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses, who will answer all of our questions regarding pregnancy and labor in the new normal, how to manage our mental health, and how to navigate life with older kids too. We'll also be featuring stories from the Scary Mommy Community about special people and moments that have helped get you through. We can't wait to catch up!

May 27, 2020
Blue's Clues' Steve Burns is Alive and Thriving

On our last episode of the year, Keri and Ashley are joined by the one and only Steve Burns, the original host of Blues Clues! Steve joins us for a very special Cartoon Confidential. Keri and Ashley reveal their resolutions for 2020, and of course we finish up with your confessions! Happy Holidays!

Dec 18, 2019
Eve Rodsky Talks How To Stop Arguing Over Housework

This week Keri and Ashley are joined by author Eve Rodsky, whose new book Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live) is the book you need on your holiday wish list. A revolutionary way to help bring light to the division of labor in partnerships, and the invisible workload many moms carry all day everyday, Eve's system rocked our worlds. We've also got a piece on winter colds, and of course, your confessions!

Dec 11, 2019
Not Your Mother's Holiday Movie Roundup

It's that time of year when a ton of terrific new films are released, and we are here for it all. Ashley shares about her experience meeting Emilia Clarke, mother of dragons, and star of the new flick Last Christmas. Then, in honor of the release of Frozen II, hear our Cartoon Confidential on Frozen! We're also bringing you to the red carpet of the new must see Mark Ruffalo project, Dark Waters. We round things out with the story of a heroic mom who saved the day in a parking lot, and close with your confessions!

Dec 04, 2019
Real moms meet random strangers who are kind. Yes it is a thing.

Join Keri and Ashley as they celebrate the holiday season with four stories about small acts of kindness that made a big impact. In this special edition of Scary Mommy Speaks we share listener submissions about memorable moments when someone's kind word or action meant the world. May these stories inspire everyone as much as they did us!

Dec 02, 2019
The Mr Rogers Movie is Everything. BRB. Going to Cry.

What a beautiful day in the podcast studio! Keri and Ashley are joined by Emmy winner, dad, and star of the new Mr. Rogers film, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Matthew Rhys! We got the inside scoop from Matthew about working with everyone's favorite, Tom Hanks, and how the movie changed him as a parent. We also learn more about cardigans in a game called, "Yay, or Nay." Then, a heartwarming story about the kindness of a stranger from one of our listeners, and of course, confessions!

Nov 20, 2019
The Author of "Go The F**k To Sleep," & Tips From a Top Sleep Expert!

Welcome to an episode dedicated to the thing all parents cannot get enough of.....SLEEP. We have two incredible sleep experts, Dr. Craig Canapari author of It's Never Too Late to Sleep Train, and head of Yale's Pediatric Sleep Center, as well as Adam Mansbach author of the bestselling Go The F**k To Sleep! We also talk about the power of song to lull our kids to sleep with a segment on Scary Mommy's hit series, The Lullaby League. Finally, we read some of the weirdest things our listeners have done to get their kids to sleep. Sweet Dreams, Scary Mommies!

Nov 13, 2019
Fire and Ice: Breast Milk and More

On this episode Keri and Ashley are joined by co-founder of The Breasties and all around badass, Paige More, who discusses her decision to undergo a double mastectomy at the age of 24. We prepare for the holiday season with a piece on Mother-in-Law dynamics, and high five moms in California who have been supporting each other through the recent wild fires.

For more information on The Breasties, please visit their website:

Nov 06, 2019
It’s Halloween. Give Out the Goddamn Good Candy.

Happy Halloween, Scary Mommies! First up, and back by popular demand, we've got a spooky Cartoon Confidential on your favorite merbabies, the Bubble Guppies! Keri and Ashley then get Momsplained on how to handle Halloween fun with their little ones. Finally, we discuss the creepy things kids say and....see. Happy Hauntings from all of us at Scary Mommy Speaks!

Oct 30, 2019
Screen Time Confessions

On this week's episode, Keri and Ashley discuss screen time limits for kids, and OG Mom drops by to offer her pov on tv, tablets, and gaming. We hear about a Scary Mommy who got caught in the rain with her baby and her groceries, and the everyday hero who saved the day, and the diapers. We are also celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness Month with an amazing Scary Mommy contributor, Amanda Dickinson. To find out more about Amanda's charity, Mighty Miracles Foundation, or the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network, please see the links below!

Mighty Miracles Foundation:

Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network:

Oct 23, 2019
Scary Mommy Speaks with Tia Mowry!

Tia Mowry, star of Sister, Sister, Family Reunion, and Cooking Channel's Tia Mowry at Home, joins Keri and Ashley to dish about 90s nostalgia, and how she gets her kids to eat! Keri encounters a crossroad with friendships in her life, and we also celebrate everyday kindnesses that make a huge impact. All this and your Confessions on this episode of Scary Mommy Speaks!

Oct 16, 2019
All Labias in Space: Majora News!

Madge the Vag is back this week to answer all of your most burning vaginal questions! We also share some trending news on the first all-female spacewalk, air out your confessions, discuss the division of labor in a marriage, and sort through this season's batch of "sexy" costumes.

Oct 09, 2019
Madge the Vag Answers Your Questions And More!

Madge the Vag is back this week to answer all of your vaginal questions! We're also awarding our Crushing it Crown to a MacGyver of a professor, reading your confessions aloud, celebrating the outrageous artwork our kids make, and breaking down a story about a marriage breaking up.

Oct 02, 2019
Lizzo Meets Downton Abbey

This week you are cordially invited to join Ashley and Keri as they hit the red carpet for the New York premiere of Downton Abbey! Our hosts then hit the street to seek out Downton's biggest fans, and test brave souls by having them read Lizzo lyrics in their best British accents. After all the scandals on six seasons worth of Downton, and now a motion picture, we decided to do a deep dive into the scandalous subject of cheating. Finally, we sew things up with your confessions!

Sep 25, 2019
Mom Guilt & Paw Patrol Deconstructed

This week Keri and Ashley are joined by Sekiya Dorsett, who shares stories about the Bahamas, and how we can help moms there struggling to rebuild. Later, OG Mom drops by to school us on Mom Guilt, Ashley and Keri take us on a deep dive through Paw Patrol in a new segment called Cartoon Confidential, and we round everything out with your confessions.

Scary Mommies, please follow the following links to contribute to the Bahamas relief effort:

Choose from requested items on the Red Cross' Amazon list:

Donate to Head Knowles Foundation For Hurricane Relief:


To keep updated on efforts directly:

The Bahamas Consulate

Emergency Management Bahamas

Sep 18, 2019
Milkers Gonna Milk (in public)

On this week's episode of Scary Mommy Speaks, Keri and Ashley take a moment to reflect on the 18th Anniversary of 9/11, praising first responders everywhere, and then get Momsplained on breastfeeding in public, go through all of the potty training tips you so kindly sent to Ashley, and end up celebrating the benefits of bidets.

Sep 11, 2019
Single, Moms, and Dates, Oh My!

On this Labor Day episode of Scary Mommy Speaks, Keri and Ashley recount some of the most dramatic moments from their labor days, and get the low down on coparenting from Milah and Erica of the popular podcast, Good Moms Bad Choices. We also shed light on the invisible workload parents carry all the time, everyday, and celebrate Naomi Osaka and Coco Gauff for their exemplary US Open post match interview.

Sep 04, 2019
Burning Forests and Swearing Vacuums
Aug 28, 2019
Cate Blanchett Is Just Like Us. Really.
Aug 21, 2019
Scary Mommy Speaks with Andy Cohen!
Aug 14, 2019
SPECIAL EDITION EPISODE: Scary Mommy Speaks on Gun Violence
Aug 09, 2019
Scary Mommy Navigates Tough Times, and Jessica Alba Shares Her New Skincare Line
Aug 07, 2019
We Get Momsplained on Pool Safety and Jessica Alba Reads Your Confessions
Jul 31, 2019
The Higher the Platform Sandal, the Closer to God
Jul 24, 2019
Jul 17, 2019
Buzz Buzz
Jul 15, 2019
Epidural Shame, Speculum Game
Jul 10, 2019
Tomorrow: Scary Mommy Speaks
Jul 09, 2019
Coming Soon: Scary Mommy Speaks
Jun 21, 2019