Secret Mom Hacks: Mom Life & Parenting Tips for Busy First Time Moms

By Krista Dykes

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As someone who was previously terrified of childbirth, parenthood and all that follows, I’m pulling back the curtain on all of it. Every now and then it may get a little messy. We may share a little TMI, but that’s why you’re here, right? Secret Mom Hacks covers topics every first-time mom needs: self-care and worthiness, mental and physical health, joy and grief in motherhood, fun family activities, creating happy memories, unique parenting obstacles, and more. This podcast is for new moms, busy working moms and mompreneurs who want pregnancy hacks, new mommy tips, seek progress over perfection, and wish to model the best version of themselves for the precious, tiny humans looking up to us. Listeners can expect new episodes every week that are positive, helpful, honest, and relatable that help every parent learn and grow - no matter how old your child is. You’ll leave every episode feeling refreshed and inspired, filled with hope and feeling better equipped, knowing you’re not on this mom journey alone. There’s a lot of subject matter to cover when it comes to #momlife and we’re leaving no stone unturned! Follow Secret Mom Hacks on your favorite podcast platform and check out show notes for every episode at SecretMomHacks.com. Connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter via the handle @secretmomhacks. When I became a new mom at age 35, I was a busy music industry publicist, filled with questions and anxiety. Life has a way of delivering experiences that help us confront those things. I’ve been through situations where I wished another full-time working mom who’d been through similar trenches could come alongside me, share a few inspiring words, and cheer me on through this uncharted territory. I’ve learned invaluable things from my circle of support - and I know that’s not something every new mom has. I hope you find that here. Krista Dykes is a 2005 Phi Rho Pi Gold Award winner in Persuasive Speaking, Communication Analysis, and Poetry Interpretation. She has worked on award-winning communications projects and campaigns in the online insurance lead space and the country music industry. In February of 2023, she transitioned from her music industry media relations role to full-time mompreneur - with the official launch of Secret Mom Hacks on March 1, 2023.

Episode Date
Athleisure clothes: The best active summer outfits for moms | Ep. 76
Jul 17, 2024
Navigating Nashville with kids: Uncovering family fun with Laura Hartley of TNLittles | Ep. 75
Jul 10, 2024
Franklin, Tennessee attractions: Kid-friendly, outdoor family fun near Nashville | Ep. 74
Jul 03, 2024
Family meal planning & self-care rituals with integrative health practitioner Jenny Goforth Hickerson | Ep. 73
Jun 26, 2024
Things to do in Murfreesboro: Kids activities & outdoor family fun near Nashville, TN | Ep. 72
Jun 19, 2024
[BONUS] Divorcing the narcissistic husband: Emotional Abuse is Real crossover, part 2
Jun 14, 2024
Beach bag essentials: Your family packing list for vacation | Ep. 71
Jun 12, 2024
[BONUS] Spotting signs of a narcissistic husband: Emotional Abuse Is Real crossover, part 1
Jun 07, 2024
Fun things to do with family in Nashville: Kids activities & outdoor fun in Music City, TN | Ep. 70
Jun 05, 2024
Father's Day gifts for dad under $50 | Ep. 69
May 29, 2024
My mental health journey: Overcoming anxiety and migraines with self-compassion, movement, & more | Ep. 68
May 22, 2024
Spring cleaning schedule for working moms & how to begin decluttering regularly | Ep. 67
May 15, 2024
Embracing imperfection as parents & loving well with Valerie Probstfeld | Ep. 66
May 08, 2024
Hand print Mother's Day crafts: 5 homemade gifts made easy | Ep. 65
May 01, 2024
Mother's Day gift ideas for busy moms - 5 thoughtful buys for every mom & budget | Ep. 64
Apr 24, 2024
Motherhood in Hollywood: Ditching mom guilt & chasing dreams with first-time mom & actress Emily Bolt | Ep. 63
Apr 17, 2024
Workouts for moms at home: My top fitness YouTube Channels for easy at-home strength and cardio | Ep. 62
Apr 10, 2024
Simple stress relief ideas to help mom relax | Ep. 61
Apr 03, 2024
Last-minute, non candy Easter basket ideas: Easy, fun gifts & activities to celebrate Spring | Ep. 60
Mar 27, 2024
10 must-listen podcasts for women by women | Ep. 59
Mar 20, 2024
Teaching tidiness early in life & giving back with home organizer Kristy Edwards | Ep. 58
Mar 13, 2024
Planning your international family vacation with Wanderlust Mama & Co's Debora Dielingen | Ep. 57
Mar 06, 2024
Healthy snacks for busy moms & active family tips to encourage heart-healthy habits | Ep. 56
Feb 28, 2024
Pregnancy must haves for first time moms: 5 essentials for comfort and support | Ep. 55
Feb 21, 2024
Parenting bipolar: Lightening the motherhood mental load with first-time mom and actress Alessandra Torresani | Ep. 54
Feb 14, 2024
Happy Valentines Mom! Galentine ideas & girls night activities to celebrate your mom friends | Ep. 53
Feb 07, 2024
Dating as a single mom: Find love again while raising your little(s) | Ep. 52
Jan 31, 2024
My 24 in '24: A unique New Years resolutions template | Ep. 51
Jan 24, 2024
How to find your tribe & destigmatize therapy with perinatal counselor Beth Wheeler [Part 2] | Ep. 50
Jan 17, 2024
After-birth essentials with perinatal counselor Beth Wheeler [Part 1] | Ep. 49
Jan 10, 2024
The importance of family budgeting, paying off credit cards, & the app that helps you do both | Ep. 48
Jan 03, 2024
2023 end of year goals: What I accomplished (and what I didn't) | Ep. 47
Dec 27, 2023
Breastfeeding support groups & finding your unicorn space with certified lactation consultant Lo Nigrosh | Ep. 46
Dec 20, 2023
Struggling to breastfeed? Certified Lactation Consultant Lo Nigrosh shares why it's not your fault | Ep. 45
Dec 13, 2023
The joys of motherhood: Surviving & thriving in your first year | Ep. 44
Dec 06, 2023
How to break free from emotional eating & pick healthy snacks for busy moms with fitness coach Vanessa Flores | Ep. 43
Nov 29, 2023
Meal prep for busy moms and prioritizing protein with fitness coach Vanessa Flores | Ep. 42
Nov 22, 2023
Divorce with a newborn: My story of empowerment and growth | Ep. 41
Nov 15, 2023
How to regulate your nervous system and let go of stress with Michelle Grosser | Ep. 40
Nov 08, 2023
Calmer parenting: Emotional management strategies for moms with nervous system expert Michelle Grosser | Ep. 39
Nov 01, 2023
Busy parents' October news briefing: Supporting those affected by the Gaza conflict | Ep. 38
Oct 25, 2023
Your birth plan checklist and postpartum hacks with Hilary Erickson | Ep. 37
Oct 18, 2023
Decluttering motivation & kids bedroom organization hacks with feng shui expert Patricia Lohan | Ep. 36
Oct 11, 2023
Creating a happy, healthy, harmonious home with feng shui expert Patricia Lohan | Ep. 35
Oct 04, 2023
Busy parents' September news briefing: Parenting stories & headlines you may have missed | Ep. 34
Sep 27, 2023
Mom 2.0 review: The must-attend event for mom influencers | Ep. 33
Sep 20, 2023
Back to school routine: Simple tips for transitioning your family from summer to fall | Ep. 32
Sep 13, 2023
Best tips for breastfeeding with virtual lactation consultant Kimberly Hampton | Ep. 31
Sep 06, 2023
Busy parents' August news briefing: Parenting stories & headlines you may have missed | Ep. 30
Aug 30, 2023
Overcoming parenting challenges & prioritizing yourself with Aditi Wardhan Singh | Ep. 29
Aug 23, 2023
Get free children's books mailed to your home with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library | Ep. 28
Aug 16, 2023
The case for calmer parenting & the effects of angry parents on children | Ep. 27
Aug 09, 2023
Benefits of homeschooling: Why we're trying it + free homeschooling resources | Ep. 26
Aug 02, 2023
Busy parents' July news briefing: Parenting stories & headlines you may have missed | Ep. 25
Jul 26, 2023
Swim safety: How to keep your kids safe with Coach Dana + finding the best swim vest for kids | Ep. 24
Jul 19, 2023
Why running is the perfect workout for busy moms | Ep. 23
Jul 12, 2023
Green therapy and more new mom self care tips with Meredith | Ep. 22
Jul 05, 2023
Busy parents' June news briefing: Parenting stories & headlines you may have missed | Ep. 21
Jun 28, 2023
Breast pump comparisons: Spectra vs. Medela vs. Willow | Ep. 20
Jun 21, 2023
Best preschools & childrens daycare: Why we chose Primrose Schools for early childhood education | Ep. 19
Jun 14, 2023
Baby sleep problems? 9 ways to eliminate bedtime battles | Ep. 18
Jun 07, 2023
Busy parents' May news briefing: Parenting stories & headlines you may have missed | Ep. 17
May 31, 2023
How to turn a breech baby: Acupuncture, moxibustion, chiropractic, & more | Ep. 16
May 24, 2023
Baby registry must haves: 10 new mom essentials | Ep. 15
May 17, 2023
Finding a lactation consultant and other first time mom tips with Audrey | Ep. 14
May 11, 2023
Mental health for moms: 6 tips to take care of yourself and your family | Ep. 13
May 03, 2023
Busy parents' April news briefing: Parenting stories & headlines you may have missed | Ep. 12
Apr 26, 2023
Finding a doula: Why hiring a birth coach is a smart investment | Ep. 11
Apr 19, 2023
Nursing essentials: 10 must haves for breastfeeding | Ep. 10
Apr 12, 2023
How to make yourself a priority, raise good humans + a birth story from WFH mom Alicia | Ep. 9
Apr 05, 2023
Busy parents' March news briefing: Parenting stories & headlines you may have missed | Ep. 8
Mar 29, 2023
Maternity clothes essentials for moms on a budget | Ep. 7
Mar 22, 2023
How to travel with kids and set self care boundaries with mompreneur Kia Jarmon | Ep. 6
Mar 15, 2023
Work life balance for working moms & baby must-haves | Ep. 5
Mar 08, 2023
Three decades of #momlife lessons with my mom! | Ep. 4
Feb 28, 2023
My birth story, part 2: Baby's here! | Ep. 2
Nov 24, 2021
Difficulty breastfeeding? Nursing tips for first time moms | Ep. 3
Nov 24, 2021
My birth story, part 1: Baby's on the way! | Ep. 1
Nov 23, 2021
Welcome to Secret Mom Hacks
Nov 23, 2021