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The most fun you’ve ever had with two moms you’ve never met. The most fun you’ve ever had with two moms you’ve never met. Co-hosts Meagan Francis and Sarah Powers have eight kids between them, preschool to teen. Weekly conversations offer practical tips and real-life encouragement for moms who want to enjoy motherhood more, and cut back on comparison, worry, and stress. We’re not experts, we’re moms who’ve been there. We’re not perfect, we’re real. Welcome to The Mom Hour.

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What’s One More? The Practical Realities of 3+ Kid Families: Episode 230
1:04:59
<p>From cars to houses to groceries to college, there are some functional elements to growing your family that give a lot of couples pause. We're not here to convince you one way or the other, but we do have experience to share when it comes to going from two kids to three (and then, in Meagan's case, to four... and five...). We also acknowledge the emotional and psychological implications of parenting a bigger brood, and we're here to discuss it all in Episode 230. Join us!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/230/">What’s One More? The Practical Realities of 3+ Kid Families: Episode 230</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Oct 15, 2019
More Than Mom: Behind The Scenes Of Our Partnership
1:00:42
<p>Curious what it’s like to run a business with your good friend? Or how we navigate money conversations, time commitments, and growth tension while mothering a collective eight children? Today’s More Than Mom episode pulls back the curtain on our 4-year business partnership (and 7+ year working relationship) with an honest look at how we</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2019oct13/">More Than Mom: Behind The Scenes Of Our Partnership</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Oct 13, 2019
Table Manners & Social Graces: Episode 229
58:43
<p>Teaching manners and social graces is about so much more than pleases and thank-yous; it's years of modeling and coaching with many shades of gray that bring together regional and cultural differences and expectations, and with a line of sight toward courtesy that's much bigger than any one dinner party or social faux-pas. Join Meagan and Sarah as we confess the manners our kids are still struggling with, celebrate the areas where things are working well in our families, and take a big picture look at raising courteous humans.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/229/">Table Manners & Social Graces: Episode 229</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Oct 08, 2019
Career Challenges & Working Mom Strategies With TheMomProject.com’s Colleen Curtis: Voices 41
56:40
<p>Navigating traditional employment while mothering small children brings up so many questions--from negotiating flexible schedules to getting hired while pregnant, promotion challenges and where to pump. In this month's Voices interview Meagan aims to answer the most common questions in a conversation with Colleen Curtis, head of community at The Mom Project, an organization dedicated to building better workplace environments for moms, and helping mothers remain active in the workplace, while acknowledging our need for flexibility and respect in their role as a mom, particularly in the early years of parenting. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/voices41/">Career Challenges & Working Mom Strategies With TheMomProject.com’s Colleen Curtis: Voices 41</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Oct 04, 2019
Parenting “Fair” vs. Parenting To The Child: Episode 228
56:05
<p>Do we set family rules that apply to everyone, or adjust our expectations for individual kids' and their different strengths, struggles, and personalities? Yes. Both. And it's complicated. We loved answering listener Hannah's thoughtful question about parenting "fair" versus parenting to each kid's individual needs, with Sarah discussing how it works with younger families and Meagan shining the light on how things look with teens and young adults. It's a great conversation and we hope you'll join us!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/228/">Parenting “Fair” vs. Parenting To The Child: Episode 228</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Oct 01, 2019
Female Friendships & Women We Admire (PLUS Picture Books with Katie): Episode 227
1:10:49
<p>Mom-friends are a true gift--but they're just one type of female friendship we've benefitted from over the years. Today we're talking about building relationships with women we admire - mentors, colleagues, fellow entrepreneurs, and just generally awesome ladies. From where we find them and how we initiate a first friend-date to what kinds of friendships we like to have in our professional circles, we're unpacking all the benefits to surrounding yourself with women you admire. PLUS Katie Addiss joins Sarah for another Books Talk segment, where you'll hear our list of picture books we're never giving away - these are the keepers on our shelves that have been loved for years, and for good reason.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/227/">Female Friendships & Women We Admire (PLUS Picture Books with Katie): Episode 227</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Sep 24, 2019
More Than Mom: Fall Fitness Pep Talk
56:57
<p>With kids back in school, we’re looking at taking care of our bodies through regular exercise. Meagan’s already established a new early morning workout routine with some accountability buddies, and Sarah’s ready to start. We talk about what’s worked in the past when committing to a new fitness routine, what obstacles we have to look</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2019sep22/">More Than Mom: Fall Fitness Pep Talk</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Sep 22, 2019
Finding Time & Making Time: Episode 226
56:42
<p>Time-strapped, mom? You’re not alone. This week Meagan and Sarah look at time management through two different lenses: first, how to find pockets of time in your existing schedule to make small but meaningful improvements to your overall productivity, AND second, how to carve out larger blocks of time for big changes and important priorities,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/226/">Finding Time & Making Time: Episode 226</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Sep 17, 2019
Sports Fandom & Family Culture: Episode 225
1:02:33
<p>Fall means football, whether you care a little bit, a ton, or not at all. This inspired us to talk about the way sports fandom relates to family culture in a broader way--from bonding across generations over a favorite team, to navigating marital stress when one partner prioritizes game day over family time. We also look at the positive lessons (and potentially troublesome ones) that kids can learn from watching televised sports, and how even fair-weather fans can find teachable moments in sports culture. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/225/">Sports Fandom & Family Culture: Episode 225</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Sep 10, 2019
More Than Mom: Being Alone
51:22
<p>Recently both Meagan and Sarah took trips where they spent significant time alone--like, alone-alone, not "5 minutes in the bathroom with a kid outside the door" alone. This got us thinking about alone-ness in motherhood: the quest to get some, how we feel about it when we do get it, and what types of activities we prefer to do alone vs. with others. This conversation also leads us into topics like anxiety, fear, loneliness, extroversion/introversion, and more.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2019sep8/">More Than Mom: Being Alone</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Sep 08, 2019
Feeding Your Family Without The Guilt with Stacie Billis & Meghan Splawn: Voices 40
1:14:34
<p>From picky eaters to snacking tweens, independent lunch-packers to dinner woes, this month’s Voices interview episode is packed with tips for feeding your family nutritious meals without the guilt. Hosts of the popular podcast Didn’t I Just Feed You? Stacie Billis and Meghan Splawn join Sarah to talk about their measured, nonjudgmental, and totally do-able approaches to family meals. This is a can’t-miss episode!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/voices40/">Feeding Your Family Without The Guilt with Stacie Billis & Meghan Splawn: Voices 40</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Sep 06, 2019
Listener Questions (Vol. 21): Episode 224
54:36
<p>A listener wonders if she's raising a mini-hoarder and we talk about kids who have a hard time parting with their stuff; a mom of elementary-aged kids asks us to talk about after-school grumpiness; a new mom of twins helps us reminisce about infant nap schedules; and a longtime listener asks about mass violence in the media and how we talk to our kids about it. It's another episode inspired by your parenting challenges, and we've got stuff to say--join us!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/224/">Listener Questions (Vol. 21): Episode 224</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Sep 03, 2019
Listener Questions (Vol. 20): Episode 223
45:15
<p>Preschoolers and violent pretend play, navigating changing relationships with grown children, advice for a mom whose 15-month-old is starting a preschool program, and thoughts on talking to our kids about inclusiveness and representation: We're taking your questions and offering our advice in this week's episode.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/223/">Listener Questions (Vol. 20): Episode 223</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 27, 2019
More Than Mom: Late Summer Check-In & Procrastination
58:01
<p>It happens every year: Meagan and Sarah get to the end of summer and just feel the need to take a pause and check in. Today's More Than Mom episode gives us that space to catch up about our summer travels, share some highlights (and also commiserate about end-of-summer woes), and reflect on the last couple months. We also respond to a listener suggestion to discuss procrastination and how it affects our work lives, personal lives, and kids' lives.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2019aug25/">More Than Mom: Late Summer Check-In & Procrastination</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 25, 2019
Morning Routines & Morning Makeovers: Episode 222
55:05
<p>That feeling when summer has all but killed your morning mojo and you're BEGGING for a fresh start? Yep, we're there. Sarah's kids are newly back in school and Meagan's are gearing up, so this episode is all about resetting our mornings. We talk about what has worked in the past, what needs a reset this year or will be changing completely, and offer our best tips for getting out the door on time, feeding yourself and your kids, and how to fit exercise in with it all. (Kidding. We haven't figured that part out yet, but we have much to say about the challenge!)</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/222/">Morning Routines & Morning Makeovers: Episode 222</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 20, 2019
Reading & Literacy Tips by Age & Stage
54:49
<p>Encouraging literacy and reading aloud to kids is something we all know we “should” do, and most of us do our best. But depending on your stage of motherhood and the age of your kids, this is easier said than done. In this special episode of The Mom Hour, Meagan and Sarah offer specific been-there-done-that tips for incorporating reading and literacy into home life for moms of kids at specific ages, including addressing specific challenges that come up during motherhood's many seasons.</p> <p>We talk about making time for reading when you have a new baby and a toddler, dealing with little kids who don't like to sit still for a story, tips for the managing bedtime reading with kids of different ages, encouraging reluctant readers, keeping up with voracious readers' book consumption, and how family culture around literacy changes as kids grow up.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/ded2019aug16/">Reading & Literacy Tips by Age & Stage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 16, 2019
Tips For Starting (Elementary & Middle) School: Episode 221
49:02
<p>Sarah has a new middle schooler and needs all the tips, which Meagan is happy to share. And many of you are launching new kinders or early elementary kids this year, something the two of us have done a combined eight times (!!). In Episode 221 Sarah leads a pep talk with tips for parents with kids starting elementary school and Meagan takes a turn with advice about middle and high school.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/221/">Tips For Starting (Elementary & Middle) School: Episode 221</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 13, 2019
More Than Mom: For The Love Of Libraries
50:27
<p>Do you remember the libraries of your past? We do. In fact, we have enough to say about the transformative power of libraries to fill an entire More Than Mom episode! From our earliest library memories (grouchy Mrs. Young!), to junior high school library adventures (that book was NOT appropriate for 11-year-old Meagan), to an accidental nap in dreary old England, we look back at our lives through the stacks.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2019aug11/">More Than Mom: For The Love Of Libraries</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 11, 2019
Home Management Systems That Work (For Now): Episode 220
53:47
<p>Donating used items, keeping track of library books, getting kids to put their own clean clothes away, and staying on top of the monthly budget: These are a few of the home management / life / adulting systems that are working well in our homes right now. In this episode we talk about what's working and why, how these systems necessarily change (and how nothing works well forever), and which areas of our home lives due for a system overhaul.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/220/">Home Management Systems That Work (For Now): Episode 220</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 06, 2019
Mothering & Running A Business Through Chronic Illness With Amy Clark: Voices 39
1:03:50
<p>Imagine you're a mom of two, successful entrepreneur, and self-confessed Type A personality...and then you find out that you have a chronic condition that will cause you to be in pain and sap your energy--daily--possibly for the rest of your life. How would you react? What would you let go of? And how would you re-adjust expectations of yourself and the world around you in order to continue to thrive in your new reality? That's the journey that today's guest, Amy Clark, faced. The founder of MomAdvice.com, Amy is a 16-year veteran of digital publishing, and for years really seemed to Do All The Things. Two and a half years ago, she was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a chronic condition that affects the connective tissue in her body, and everything changed. In this inspiring episode Amy shares how she's dealt with her diagnosis and her "new normal" and how her condition has forced her to let go of things that don't really matter and instead focus on her priorities - which include being a "good mom" in a totally different way than she might have once thought.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/voices39/">Mothering & Running A Business Through Chronic Illness With Amy Clark: Voices 39</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 02, 2019
Motherhood & FOMO: Episode 219
1:04:41
<p>The fear of missing out is real, and it preys on new moms in particular. Whether your FOMO flares up when you see other moms' lives play out on Instagram, or you feel it most when it seems like everyone else's kid is on a path to greatness, we can relate (and we've been there). In this episode, Meagan and Sarah look at the types of FOMO that come with motherhood, how we've personally experienced them, and how we've learned to manage the fear of missing out.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/219/">Motherhood & FOMO: Episode 219</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jul 30, 2019
More Than Mom: The Lives We Didn’t Lead
50:58
<p>Remember Sliding Doors? Today's episode asks the question: "Where would we be if...". Meagan and Sarah talk about the points in our lives where different decisions might have led us down dramatically different paths, and imagine what life would be like in these hypothetical alternate realities.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2019july28/">More Than Mom: The Lives We Didn’t Lead</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jul 28, 2019
Let’s Talk About “Sharenting”: Episode 218
52:47
<p>Concerns over safety and privacy are one thing (and worth discussing), but what about the broader implications of kids growing up with a digital identity shaped by their parents long before they were old enough to have a say? This week Meagan and Sarah talk about how we make decisions about what to share online (and on the podcast) about our own kids and how things shift as kids get older and technology evolves; we also tackle a few listener questions on the topic of "sharenting" from moms of younger kids.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/218/">Let’s Talk About “Sharenting”: Episode 218</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jul 23, 2019
Throwbacks & TimeHops (Why Looking Back Matters): Episode 217
45:21
<p>On this day in history, where were we? One year Sarah was stuck inside with littles in 115-degree Arizona heat; another year Meagan was directing her kids in a play. One July day many years ago, Meagan's four boys all fit on the same park swing; on another, more recent one Sarah sent a nervous kindergartener off to a full day of summer camp. Looking back at photos from the past, we reflect on the phases of motherhood we've survived through a series of ordinary July days.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/217/">Throwbacks & TimeHops (Why Looking Back Matters): Episode 217</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jul 16, 2019
More Than Mom: Would You Rather…
39:22
<p>Today is pure fun--a game of Would You Rather...?, in which Meagan and Sarah challenge each other with choices between wildly impossible scenarios. Which one of us would rather have a permanent three-year-old and which would rather have a permanent 18-month old? You'll have to listen to find out!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2019july14/">More Than Mom: Would You Rather…</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jul 14, 2019
Other People’s Babies: Episode 216
43:26
<p>Now that our kids are getting older, we have the opportunity to ooh and ahh over other people's babies, and we're here to talk about it. From how we are with our nieces and nephews to whether holding babies really makes our ovaries twinge, we look at the role of auntie, experienced/helpful friend, and even future grandparent (!!) and how they differ from the way we were with our own babies.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/216/">Other People’s Babies: Episode 216</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jul 09, 2019
Worth The Wait: One Mom’s Infertility Story with K.C. Clifford: Voices 38
1:06:01
<p>When starting a family didn’t go as planned and money was tight, singer-songwriter K.C. Clifford felt like she had no choice but to surrender to the devastating possibility that she would never become a mom. Then, just days after finding this acceptance, she got a phone call that changed her life. Join Sarah and K.C. for a real and raw conversation about the heartbreak of infertility, the hope that followed, and the kids who were worth the wait. You’ll also hear the debut of K.C.’s brand new single “Worth The Wait”, as well as an excerpt from the beautiful “Broken Things” , songs written about her journey to becoming a mom via IUI and IVF.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/voices38/">Worth The Wait: One Mom’s Infertility Story with K.C. Clifford: Voices 38</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jul 05, 2019
We Love Fun Now! (Or Do We?) PLUS Beach Reads: Episode 215
1:07:37
<p>We're known by many as fun-haters (see Episode 10 for the backstory!), but does this still hold true four years later? We revisit the fun-list today--everything from pushing kids on the swings, to parades and carnivals, to craft projects--to see whether our opinions have changed. PLUS Katie Addiss joins Sarah to talk about what we've been reading, what makes for a great beach read, and what's on our book list for this summer.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/215/">We Love Fun Now! (Or Do We?) PLUS Beach Reads: Episode 215</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jul 02, 2019
Must Have Gear For The Beach & Pool: Episode 214
45:25
<p>We've been to the beach and the pool with little kids...and survived! From what to take with you to how to carry it, from how to sit comfortably to the best ways to stay entertained, we've got you covered. Episode 214 is full of practical tips and our favorite products for beach days and pool trips with kids. Join us!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/214/">Must Have Gear For The Beach & Pool: Episode 214</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jun 25, 2019
More Than Mom: Dating As A Divorced Mom
59:29
<p>Meagan opens up about dating as a divorced mom after being partnered up for the better part of two decades, and Sarah has many questions. If you've ever wondered about dating apps, dating as a single parent, or starting a relationship with someone you've already Googled, this More Than Mom episode takes us all behind the scenes.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2019june23/">More Than Mom: Dating As A Divorced Mom</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jun 23, 2019
Adventure As A Family Value: Episode 213
1:00:44
<p>It can be as small as trying a new food or as big as starring in the school play; helping our kids feel the thrill of adventure doesn't have to mean putting them at risk or forcing an indoor-loving kid outside. In Episode 213 Meagan and Sarah talk about why creating a family culture around adventure is important to us AND tackle some of the obstacles to living a life of adventure when you have small children, including nudging anxious kids out of their shells and getting over our own hangups in the process. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/213/">Adventure As A Family Value: Episode 213</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jun 18, 2019
Parenting Siblings (Host Swap With Edit Your Life’s Asha Dornfest): Episode 212
1:05:52
<p>Introducing a new baby to a freshly-minted big sibling can be daunting, and it's only the beginning of parenting siblings. Join Meagan and Edit Your Life's Asha Dornfest, who are both now parenting teens and young adults, for a look back at how they managed new baby transitions with older siblings and how sibling relationships continue to evolve in new ways.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/212/">Parenting Siblings (Host Swap With Edit Your Life’s Asha Dornfest): Episode 212</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jun 11, 2019
More Than Mom: The Search For The Perfect Thing
48:31
<p>That product you've been searching for to do just that thing you need? We found it. Okay, well, we found a few of them...and we're still on the hunt for a few more. In this More Than Mom episode, Meagan and Sarah share a few "perfect things" and a few more that we'd love to find. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2019june9/">More Than Mom: The Search For The Perfect Thing</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jun 09, 2019
Having Kids Young & Building A Creative Business With Camp Climb Founder Emma Hicks: Voices 37
42:28
<p>Take a girl with a great eye for design and an entrepreneurial streak, add a just-out-of-high-school introduction to motherhood, and sprinkle with some good-old Midwestern pluck and determination, and you've got a great reinvention story. Our guest on today's Voices episode is Emma Hicks, founder of Camp Climb, a gathering for women entrepreneurs and creatives. Emma and Meagan talk about their similar backgrounds (having babies really young and raising a business alongside a family), the unconventional career Emma launched when her kids were small, and how she continues to pivot her career while building a community of creative entrepreneurs.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/voices37/">Having Kids Young & Building A Creative Business With Camp Climb Founder Emma Hicks: Voices 37</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jun 07, 2019
Listener Questions (Vacation Edition): Episode 211
1:00:35
<p>Creating family culture around vacations, whether we let our kids skip school for family trips, how to (and whether to) stick to sleep routines on the road, dealing with kid meltdowns while traveling, and budgeting tips for family travel--we're taking your vacation-related listener questions in Episode 211.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/211/">Listener Questions (Vacation Edition): Episode 211</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jun 04, 2019
Listener Questions (Vol. 19): Episode 210
52:42
<p>Coping tips for a mom whose husband travels for several weeks at a time, our thoughts on whether traditional preschool is "necessary" when a four-year-old's needs are being met at home, Sarah's detailed response to a listener anticipating a planned Caesarian birth, and encouragement for a mom of three who wonders when her family will all be able to enjoy the same activities together. Join us for a jam-packed Listener Questions episode!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/210/">Listener Questions (Vol. 19): Episode 210</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 28, 2019
More Than Mom: Adventures Great & Small
54:27
<p>What makes an experience an adventure, and how has motherhood changed our willingness to be up for it? Are Meagan and Sarah adventure-seekers, adventure-avoiders, or somewhere in the middle? And what types of adventures are our favorites? Join us for a More Than Mom episode all about living a life of adventure...even when (and especially if) you're in the trenches of motherhood.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2019may26/">More Than Mom: Adventures Great & Small</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 26, 2019
Screen Time Strategies Through The Years: Episode 209
58:18
<p>Whether you're more structured like Sarah or intuitive like Meagan, your parenting decisions around screen media will likely evolve as kids get older, new tech emerges, and expert recommendations shift again (and again). Here's a look at how our own feelings and approaches to screen time have changed over the years--and how you can lose the guilt and accept the journey for your own family.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/209/">Screen Time Strategies Through The Years: Episode 209</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 21, 2019
BONUS: Teachers Respond To May Madness
26:50
<p>May is so crazy for parents that it has a new internet nickname: MAYcember (like December, without the presents). We covered the parenting side of things in Episode 206 (listen here if you missed it), and in this special bonus episode, we hear from three teachers about what it's like from their perspective.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/bonus2019may17/">BONUS: Teachers Respond To May Madness</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 17, 2019
Royal Baby & Celebrity Parenting Culture: Episode 208
52:45
<p>Archie is seventh in line to the crown, and we have thoughts about it all: the royals, our cultural obsession with celebrity parents, and how becoming a new mom in the spotlight would be both harder and easier than for the rest of us. Sarah also shares her personal connection to the Duchess of Sussex (true story!), we talk about our celebrity pregnancy buddies, and more.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/208/">Royal Baby & Celebrity Parenting Culture: Episode 208</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 14, 2019
More Than Mom: Giving & Receiving Gifts
55:28
<p>Do you love giving gifts or sometimes stress over the obligation? Are you more of a spontaneous giver or a planner? And where does Receiving Gifts fall in your Love Languages? Meagan and Sarah discuss our own gift-giving personalities and quirks in this fun More Than Mom episode.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2019may12/">More Than Mom: Giving & Receiving Gifts</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 12, 2019
Our Kids & Their Friendships: Episode 207
58:41
<p>Between us we've seen it all: the shy kid, the sensitive empath, the loyal bestie, the social-savvy teen. In Episode 207 Meagan and Sarah look at our combined eight kids through the lens of friendships and social dynamics, unpacking their strengths and struggles and how they've changed over time.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/207/">Our Kids & Their Friendships: Episode 207</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 07, 2019
Spending, Saving, and Living Your Values with Natalie Taylor: Voices 36
1:07:25
<p>Credit card debt, saving for college, working full-time vs. part-time, and planning for the long term: there are big questions that come up in personal finance, and they manage to overlap and intertwine in ways that can be hard to sort out. That's why it's so helpful to have the counsel of a trusted advisor.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/voices36/">Spending, Saving, and Living Your Values with Natalie Taylor: Voices 36</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 03, 2019
Surviving The End Of School: Episode 206
55:42
<p>Brace yourselves, school moms: May is here. In Episode 206 Meagan and Sarah share time-tested tips for surviving the end of school--from volunteering our time without going nuts to keeping track of the crazy calendar. Join us for laughs and commiseration; this is the pep talk you need before the final stretch.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/206/">Surviving The End Of School: Episode 206</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Apr 30, 2019
Family Budgets & Personal Finance: Episode 205
54:21
<p>Meagan recently did a budget overhaul and has some thoughts. From getting really clear about expenses to taking an honest look at emotionally-motivated money decisions from the past, we're getting real about family finances in Episode 205. Join us!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/205/">Family Budgets & Personal Finance: Episode 205</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Apr 23, 2019
More Than Mom: Outdoor Décor & Patio Style
1:08:42
<p>From dream porches and fantasy backyards to the practical ways we currently enjoy our outdoor spaces, this More Than Mom episode is all about the homes outside our homes. We've got DIY (and hire-it-out) projects this spring, wish lists for updates, and thoughts on overgrown gardens.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2019apr21/">More Than Mom: Outdoor Décor & Patio Style</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Apr 21, 2019
Getting Outside With Kids: Episode 204
53:33
<p>Are you a total nature mama or more of an "indoor cat" (as Sarah calls herself)? Wherever you fall on the spectrum, there are big benefits that come with getting kids outdoors as much as possible...and there are also some tricky logistics. And bugs. In Episode 204 Meagan and Sarah discuss the why and the how of getting outside with kids.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/204/">Getting Outside With Kids: Episode 204</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Apr 16, 2019
BONUS: Introducing Motherhood Sessions from Gimlet
8:26
<p>Gimlet Media's new podcast for moms launches today! We're popping into your feed to air a special conversation between Julia, a mom grappling with her identity and family history after having her own kids, and Dr. Alexandra Sacks, a reproductive psychiatrist specializing in women's health and psychiatry.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/bonus2019apr11/">BONUS: Introducing Motherhood Sessions from Gimlet</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Apr 11, 2019
Knowing Yourself As A Mom: Episode 203
1:02:19
<p>Self-discovery doesn't always coincide with becoming a mom, but for many of us the identity shift that begins in new motherhood continues down a path of personal development through personality profiling, self-help books, and other modes of learning. In Episode 203 Meagan and Sarah look at our own interest in personality tests and self-discovery, and how knowing yourself as a mom can make you a more compassionate parent, partner and friend. Join us!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/203/">Knowing Yourself As A Mom: Episode 203</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Apr 09, 2019
More Than Mom: Hospitality & Customer Service
55:16
<p>What makes for a memorable restaurant meal or hotel stay? What’s the secret sauce involved in great hospitality? (Hint: Pricy does not always equal excellence.) In this More Than Mom episode, Meagan and Sarah share our own service industry experience working in restaurants and retail as we discuss great service, poor service, and everything in</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2019apr7/">More Than Mom: Hospitality & Customer Service</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Apr 07, 2019
Helping Kids Learn From Mistakes with Jessica Lahey: Voices 35
55:01
<p>Seeing our kids struggle is HARD–but the long game involves supporting them through mistakes and even failures in the pursuit of raising kids who take (appropriate) risks and can advocate for themselves competently and autonomously. In this month’s Voices interview Meagan chats with teacher, author, and mom Jessica Lahey about the connection between overparenting and academic learning, when the slippery slope of helicopter parenting really begins, and what parents can do at every stage to support kids’ tolerance for mistakes and the discomfort that necessarily accompanies growth and learning.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/voices35/">Helping Kids Learn From Mistakes with Jessica Lahey: Voices 35</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Apr 05, 2019
Spring Traditions & Spring Books For Kids: Episode 202
1:00:28
<p>Meagan wants to go lilac-hunting and Sarah might try something for Earth Day this year. Of course we're also dyeing eggs, hiding baskets, and sprucing up our homes and gardens for a new season. Join us as we discuss the rituals, routines, and traditions that Spring brings to our homes--plus Katie Addiss joins Sarah to talk Spring and Easter books for kids!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/202/">Spring Traditions & Spring Books For Kids: Episode 202</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Apr 02, 2019
It’s Time To Plan For Summer: Episode 201
59:45
<p>It's spring, which means we're thinking about summer. Cobbling together childcare as a working mom, giving kids a chance to try new activities without over-scheduling them, and making time to enjoy a simpler schedule in your own backyard--we've got a lot to talk about.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/201/">It’s Time To Plan For Summer: Episode 201</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Mar 26, 2019
More Than Mom: Making The Podcast (Then vs. Now)
58:47
<p>From microphones to sponsors, babysitters to sound engineers, the way we make The Mom Hour podcast has changed a ton in the last four years and 200+ episodes. In this fun lookback episode we laugh about what we've learned, what has changed, and what has stayed the same. Join us!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2019mar24/">More Than Mom: Making The Podcast (Then vs. Now)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Mar 24, 2019
What We’ve Learned From Each Other: Episode 200
1:17:40
<p>Four years to the day after dropping our very first episode of The Mom Hour, Meagan and Sarah are here with our 200th show. Join us as we reflect on what we've learned from each other, our guests, and you: our community. We also play voicemails from listeners, team members, and fellow podcasters from around the world. It's a four-year-old birthday party and a bicentennial all rolled into one...join us for the celebration!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/200/">What We’ve Learned From Each Other: Episode 200</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Mar 19, 2019
BONUS: Not Aunt Becky!? The College Scam & Parenting Culture
17:45
<p>Were you shocked - but, you know, not really all that surprised - to learn about this week's widespread accusations of wealthy parents using cheating, bribing, fraud and other nefarious means to get their kids into elite colleges? In a special "breaking" episode of The Mom Hour, Meagan sits down with Amy Joyce, the On Parenting editor at The Washington Post, to find out more about this case, the high-stress culture many kids are growing up in, and how we parents can resist.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/bonus2019mar15/">BONUS: Not Aunt Becky!? The College Scam & Parenting Culture</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Mar 14, 2019
Listener Questions (Vol. 18): Episode 199
44:10
<p>Helping a little kid deal with big feelings about an out-of-state move, traveling as a nervous flyer, finding your groove as an at-home mom when kids are in school full-time, and getting dad involved when a toddler only wants mama--we're taking more of your parenting challenges and listener questions in this week's episode. Join us!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/199/">Listener Questions (Vol. 18): Episode 199</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Mar 12, 2019
More Than Mom: Smartphone Apps We Can’t Live Without
59:11
<p>Those little squares on our phones are portals to a whole lot of essential--and nonessential--aspects of life. From navigation to shopping, social to fitness, mindless to productive, Meagan and Sarah break down the apps on our phones in today's More Than Mom edition of The Mom Hour. Join us!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2019mar10/">More Than Mom: Smartphone Apps We Can’t Live Without</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Mar 10, 2019
Listener Questions (Vol.17): Episode 198
55:48
<p>Helping school-age kids start to self-regulate around screens and sweets, navigating an awkward situation with a fellow preschool mom, and organizing the "drop zone" in our homes--we answer these great listener questions in Episode 198. PLUS Alison Thompson joins Sarah to answer more questions from listeners about her transition from one baby to two. We talk sleep, schedules, and getting ready to go back to work.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/198/">Listener Questions (Vol.17): Episode 198</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Mar 05, 2019
Parenting Only Children & Loving The Teen Years With Karen Walrond: Voices 34
1:03:44
<p>As a mom of an only child who came home through adoption to a family already rich with diversity, Karen Walrond has thought a lot about what it means to develop a family culture under your own roof. Combining influences from their countries of origin and cultural backgrounds, she and her husband have intentionally set out to give their daughter an appreciation not only for her own diverse background but also for that of others.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhvoices34/">Parenting Only Children & Loving The Teen Years With Karen Walrond: Voices 34</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Mar 01, 2019
BONUS: The Story Behind The “Surfboard Kid” Viral Photo…
11:41
<p>That “surfboard kid” meme you’ve seen all over the internet? That’s a photo of Meagan and her son Isaac in 2003. We’re popping in with the full backstory on the photo, how the meme took off without our knowledge or Meagan’s permission, and what we’re doing to bring the focus back to the real story.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/bonus2019feb27/">BONUS: The Story Behind The “Surfboard Kid” Viral Photo…</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Feb 27, 2019
Birth Order, Siblings, And Families Of Origin: Episode 197
53:56
<p>Meagan’s a youngest, Sarah’s a firstborn, and between us we have eight kids (not to mention a bunch of grown siblings ourselves). In Episode 197 we share insights into sibling relationships from little to grown, what it’s like raising a kid whose personality is similar to yours, and how our families of origin continue to</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/197/">Birth Order, Siblings, And Families Of Origin: Episode 197</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Feb 26, 2019
More Than Mom: Products We Love
55:36
<p>Best purchase we’ve made recently? Product we can’t believe we lived so long without? Splurges that were worth it and cheapos we love? Meagan and Sarah talk STUFF in this fun more than mom — all about the products and purchases that have made our lives better recently. Join us! Sponsor Spotlight: Native Native makes</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2019feb24/">More Than Mom: Products We Love</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Feb 24, 2019
A Week Of Real-Life Dinners: Episode 196
1:02:15
<p>Meal plans are one thing; real life is another. Join Meagan and Sarah as we look back at a recent week in our lives, detailing the dinners we planned, the ones that came together as expected, and the curve balls that led to pizza ordered in. We also share cooking tips, modifications for picky eaters,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/196/">A Week Of Real-Life Dinners: Episode 196</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Feb 19, 2019
Helping Or Helicoptering? (Part 2): Episode 195
1:10:27
<p>From baby safety to impulsive toddlers, school projects to friendship struggles, as moms we're given a ton of opportunities to get up in our kids' business or let them figure it out on their own. This week on the podcast we continue our look at helicopter parenting and the challenge of raising confident, independent kids.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/195/">Helping Or Helicoptering? (Part 2): Episode 195</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Feb 12, 2019
More Than Mom: Former Jobs & Style Aspirations
51:45
<p>Two things always fun to reminisce about: former jobs (especially the crazy ones) and style evolutions (our own, and fashion in general). Join Meagan and Sarah for a fun More Than Mom episode of The Mom Hour wherein we share weird or embarrassing things we’ve done for money, the fashion decade we’d most like to</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2019feb10/">More Than Mom: Former Jobs & Style Aspirations</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Feb 10, 2019
Helping Or Helicoptering? (Part 1): Episode 194
1:08:14
<p>It’s not as simple as “helicopter” vs. “free range”. It never is, right? Most of us want to raise resilient, fulfilled, happy future-adults, but the trajectory from high-needs infant to self-assured teen is really murky. What distinguishes over-involved from just, um, involved? What about the cultural pressure to produce kids with impressive, well-rounded résumés? And</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/194/">Helping Or Helicoptering? (Part 1): Episode 194</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Feb 05, 2019
The Pump & Dump Show: Voices 33
47:54
<p>All moms know that parenting is full of hilarious moments…well, hilarious in the “someday you’ll look back and laugh” kind of way. Tracey Tee and Shayna Ferm – friends, moms, comedians and creators of the Pump & Dump show – have turned those funny (and frustrating) moments into a stage show that invites moms to</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhvoices33/">The Pump & Dump Show: Voices 33</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Feb 01, 2019
What’s In Your Motherhood Time Capsule? Episode 193
55:00
<p>Everybody is getting rid of stuff…and we’re holding on! At least we’d like to. Join Meagan and Sarah as we talk about the stuff of motherhood–the material things that may not spark joy, but do hold meaning and memories. We build imaginary time capsules as we talk through sippy cup lids and old Lansinoh tubes,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/193/">What’s In Your Motherhood Time Capsule? Episode 193</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jan 29, 2019
More Than Mom: Grumpiness
46:47
<p>Ever have an inexplicably grumpy day? (Please say yes.) Meagan and Sarah chat all things grumpiness in this More Than Mom episode of The Mom Hour. We laugh about our personal grumpiness triggers, how we survive grumpy days as a mom, and even how our personality types play into grumpiness. Join us! Sponsor Spotlight: Picture</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2019jan27/">More Than Mom: Grumpiness</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jan 27, 2019
Toddlers vs. Teenagers: Episode 192
59:12
<p>Emotionally volatile, intellectually delightful (for the most part), overflowing bundles of growth and change: Toddlers and teens have a lot in common. Join Sarah and Meagan for a healthy debate about the trials and virtues of both stages, and how as moms we can support kids through their big feelings and changing worlds. It’s a</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/192/">Toddlers vs. Teenagers: Episode 192</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jan 22, 2019
Chores, Life Skills, & Household Contributions: Episode 191
58:37
<p>We know from research that kids who do chores become more successful adults…but we also know from experience that teaching kids to take on household responsibilities is challenging and often frustrating (and rarely results in less work for mom). In Episode 191 Meagan and Sarah share an honest look at where our combined eight kids</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/191/">Chores, Life Skills, & Household Contributions: Episode 191</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jan 15, 2019
More Than Mom: Sleep!
48:15
<p>Pillow quirks, perfect sheets, temperature preferences, and bedside clocks–we have a LOT to say about the role sleep plays in our lives. For this More Than Mom episode we’re not talking about kids’ sleep, we’re talking about our own: how we like it, how to get the best of it, and what happens when we’re</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2019jan13/">More Than Mom: Sleep!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jan 13, 2019
Little Steps, Big Leaps, & Setting Intentions As A Mom: Episode 190
58:25
<p>With New Year energy buzzing, it's easy to get excited about overhauling every area of your life from parenting to home to work and play. Continuing the conversation we started last week about choosing a word for the year, Meagan and Sarah tackle practical ways to keep your intentions, goals, and resolutions top of mind when real life resumes. Whether you resist goal-setting or love it, we're looking at approachable ways to continue that January 1st mojo well into the year.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/190/">Little Steps, Big Leaps, & Setting Intentions As A Mom: Episode 190</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jan 08, 2019
Your Potty Training Questions, Answered: Voices 32
51:20
<p>Is your toddler ready to begin potty training? What about a preschooler with frequent accidents or a fear of pooping in the toilet? And how long is it normal for kids to be dry during the day and still struggle with staying dry at night? We get so many questions about potty training that we</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhvoices32/">Your Potty Training Questions, Answered: Voices 32</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jan 04, 2019
We’re Not “Word Of The Year” Types…Or Are We? Episode 189
39:35
<p>Seems like everybody chooses a “word of the year” nowadays, and we’re conflicted. Both Meagan and Sarah can be trend-averse and skeptical of fads…but we’re also all-in on self-reflection and anything that gives moms a chance to prioritize their happiness and fulfillment. So in Episode 189, our first of the new year, we discuss the</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/189/">We’re Not “Word Of The Year” Types…Or Are We? Episode 189</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jan 01, 2019
Best Of The Mom Hour 2018: Episode 188
53:37
<p>From confessing our #MomFail moments to airing our (literal) dirty laundry, Meagan and Sarah are looking back at the best moments on the podcast from 2018. Join us for a brand new episode and fresh commentary, plus throwback clips from some of our favorite moments. It’s the very last episode of 2018–join us! Patreon Our</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/188/">Best Of The Mom Hour 2018: Episode 188</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Dec 26, 2018
More Than Mom: Our Favorite Products Of 2018
45:03
<p>From most embarrassing moments to favorite TV shows to what we learned about ourselves, Meagan and Sarah are taking a (mostly) fun and fluffy look back at 2018 for this More Than Mom episode of The Mom Hour. Join us! Patreon Our Patreon community is growing! Become a patron (that’s a fancy way of saying</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2018dec21/">More Than Mom: Our Favorite Products Of 2018</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Dec 21, 2018
Should I Get Pregnant Again? Episode 187
51:27
<p>On the fence about adding another baby to the family? You are not alone. We hear this a TON from listeners, and it’s a favorite topic among mom friends in the family-growing years. In Episode 187 Meagan and Sarah share our own experiences growing our families (with a special focus on the transition from two</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/187/">Should I Get Pregnant Again? Episode 187</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Dec 18, 2018
Listener Questions (Holiday Edition, Vol.3): 2018 Holiday Special #4
37:36
<p>Gift ideas for a second baby who wants for nothing, managing holiday hosting stress as a mom with a clingy toddler, tips for staying organized during the holidays, and standing your ground when extended family lays on the guilt. We answer these listener questions in this week's holiday bonus episode.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/2018holiday04/">Listener Questions (Holiday Edition, Vol.3): 2018 Holiday Special #4</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Dec 14, 2018
Raising Readers & Our Favorite Holiday Books: Episode 186
1:01:22
<p>We love books, and we hope our kids grow up to love them too…but how do we get there? Meagan and Sarah break down the ways we encourage literacy and a love of reading in our homes–without piling on the pressure. We talk about reading aloud, reading for homework, encouraging reluctant readers, and modeling a</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/186/">Raising Readers & Our Favorite Holiday Books: Episode 186</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Dec 11, 2018
Loving The Holidays As A Divorced Mom, Single Mom, Or Blended Family: 2018 Holiday Special #3
51:58
<p>Most families are touched by divorce in some way, and the holidays can bring up all kinds of questions and challenges for single or re-coupled parents, children of divorced parents (including adult children), and blended families. As Meagan enters her third holiday season post-separation, Sarah picks her brain about everything from the practical logistics of sharing the holidays with an ex, to the emotional landscape of the holidays as a divorced mom.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/2018holiday03/">Loving The Holidays As A Divorced Mom, Single Mom, Or Blended Family: 2018 Holiday Special #3</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Dec 07, 2018
Road Trips & Air Travel With Babies, Toddlers, & Littles: Episode 185
1:10:12
<p>Buckle up, mamas. We’re getting into the details of air travel AND car trips with babies, toddlers, and little kids. Meagan’s the expert on road trips, and Sarah has flown a ton with tiny kids. If you’ve ever wondered whether to buy an airplane seat for a one-year-old, how to plan stops on an 8-hour</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/185/">Road Trips & Air Travel With Babies, Toddlers, & Littles: Episode 185</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Dec 04, 2018
December Intentions For Busy Moms: 2018 Holiday Special #2
29:05
<p>This year’s December doesn’t have to be like last year. Join Meagan and Sarah as we set intentions for the busy holiday month ahead, everything from little ways to find joy in the messes to bigger stuff about changing traditions. It’s another Holiday Bonus episode of The Mom Hour! Sponsor Spotlight: Canvas People How’s the</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/2018holiday02/">December Intentions For Busy Moms: 2018 Holiday Special #2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 30, 2018
Change Is The Only Constant: Episode 184
54:13
<p>In Episode 184 we talk about the things that have changed since we became moms--from the superficial stuff like trends in baby gear to the more significant ways that the digital age has shaped parenting culture over the years.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/184/">Change Is The Only Constant: Episode 184</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 27, 2018
Kids & Gift Lists: 2018 Holiday Special #1
49:53
<p>Our kids have made their holiday wish lists, and we’re popping into your podcast feed on Black Friday to chat about them! Join Meagan and Sarah as we review our own kids’ Christmas lists, what we have our eyes on as we kick off holiday shopping season, plus the ways we get around those “ain’t</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/2018holiday01/">Kids & Gift Lists: 2018 Holiday Special #1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 23, 2018
“Mommy Needs Wine” & Other Problematic Mom-Tropes: Episode 183
51:52
<p>Meagan and Sarah both enjoy wine and cocktails, but coincidentally we both scaled back our drinking recently and have observations to share. We’re also wary of the pervasive “mommy needs a drink” trope and the way meme culture in general aims for cheap laughs with potentially harmful side-effects. Today’s episode gets into the gray area</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/183/">“Mommy Needs Wine” & Other Problematic Mom-Tropes: Episode 183</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 20, 2018
More Than Mom: Cheers!
47:43
<p>Heading into a holiday week, Meagan and Sarah are feeling festive and talking about our favorite adult beverages. We also talk about rituals and routines involving our favorite drinks, hangover cures, holiday drinking and more. Join us! Note: We know that alcohol is a tricky topic for a lot of people, and in this episode</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2018nov18/">More Than Mom: Cheers!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 18, 2018
Holiday Travel & Visiting Relatives: Episode 182
46:13
<p>Whether it’s across town for dinner or cross-country for a week, visiting family comes with challenges–especially at the holidays. There are relationship dynamics to consider, plus germs, traditions, sleep schedules, and a lot of public parenting. In Episode 182, Meagan and Sarah sit down for a thoughtful discussion on how to make family visits and</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/182/">Holiday Travel & Visiting Relatives: Episode 182</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 13, 2018
More Than Mom: Clutter
52:11
<p>Cupboards, cabinets, closets, and drawers: Meagan and Sarah are opening up and confessing what’s working and what isn’t when it comes to clutter and our homes. Join us for another fun More Than Mom episode of The Mom Hour! Patreon Our Patreon community is thriving! Become a patron (that’s a fancy way of saying you</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2018nov11/">More Than Mom: Clutter</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 11, 2018
How Baby’s Personality May (Or May Not) Predict Big Kid Character Traits: Episode 181
1:06:57
<p>Can a wild toddler become mellow teen? A shy preschooler an outgoing tween? Or do our littles’ personalities predict their big kid identities? As usual, we’re saying it’s a little of both, or somewhere in the middle. In this week’s episode Meagan and Sarah break down our combined eight kids and how they were as</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/181/">How Baby’s Personality May (Or May Not) Predict Big Kid Character Traits: Episode 181</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 06, 2018
Finding Your Voice As Your Kids Get Older With Asha Dornfest: Voices 31
1:01:44
<p>If your kids are little, maybe you’ve wondered what it’s really like to send a child off to college. Or maybe you’ve pondered how your mom-life – and the way you relate to the world – might change as your children grow. In this episode, Meagan and the always warm, wise and wonderful Asha Dornfest</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhvoices31/">Finding Your Voice As Your Kids Get Older With Asha Dornfest: Voices 31</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 02, 2018
Helping Kids With Doctor Visits, Shots, and “Appointment Fear”: Episode 180
1:01:04
<p>Hiding under the exam table, screaming and flailing, flat-out refusing to open up for the dentist: Our kids have done it all in the name of avoiding the needle or the checkup (or even a haircut!).In Episode 180 we cover appointments of all kinds and how to survive them when your kids are fearful. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/180/">Helping Kids With Doctor Visits, Shots, and “Appointment Fear”: Episode 180</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Oct 30, 2018
More Than Mom: Pets!
54:37
<p>Pets are fun, but they’re not easy. Meagan and Sarah both love animals, but we also keep it real about the times in our lives when pets have brought more trouble than delight to our busy homes. We also tell hilarious stories about the pets of our childhood and relive a few animal-related traumas. Join</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2018oct28/">More Than Mom: Pets!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Oct 28, 2018
First Babies Vs. The Rest: Episode 179
47:00
<p>First babies get all our attention...but they have to endure our most rookie mistakes and newbie neuroses, too. Join Meagan and Sarah for a fun flashback at how we planned for, fed, celebrated, and parented our firstborn kids in contrast to their younger siblings.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/179/">First Babies Vs. The Rest: Episode 179</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Oct 23, 2018
Co-Parenting In Real Life: Episode 178
1:03:56
<p>Co-parenting is tough, and we're here to talk about it. This week Meagan and Sarah talk about getting on the same page as your co-parent, how to handle personality differences and baggage from our backgrounds, and why we think kids benefit from different parenting styles (mostly). Plus, Alison Thompson joins Sarah for a fun chat about choosing baby names.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/178/">Co-Parenting In Real Life: Episode 178</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Oct 16, 2018
More Than Mom: Musical Theater
48:47
<p>It’s an all-Broadway edition of More Than Mom! We talk about Meagan’s recent performing stint as Roxie Hart in Chicago!, the stage shows we’ve seen lately or want to see, and respond to listener response to our first installment in this conversation, the More Than Mom episode on Movie Musicals that we did back in</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2018oct14/">More Than Mom: Musical Theater</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Oct 14, 2018
Halloween Costumes & Halloween Picture Books: Episode 177
1:02:17
<p>Halloween costumes come with parenting questions: Will baby keep the hat on? How scary is too scary? Can you figure out how to master that face painting technique your kid is dying for? When and how to veto a costume choice that isn’t your jam? How to help make costume dreams come true without spending</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/177/">Halloween Costumes & Halloween Picture Books: Episode 177</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Oct 09, 2018
Changing The Conversation With Jenny Schatzle: Voices 30
1:06:08
<p>Twin mom and motivational powerhouse Jenny Schatzle gets vulnerable about her transition to motherhood, her role as a leader and entrepreneur, and the tricky business of staying authentic AND positive online when you're a public persona.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhvoices30/">Changing The Conversation With Jenny Schatzle: Voices 30</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Oct 05, 2018
Listener Questions (Vol.16): Episode 176
48:35
<p>Parenting a strong-willed kid, handling criticism about your family size or kids' spacing, the first signs of kid crushes and puppy love, and gift ideas for your kids' grandparents. Meagan and Sarah take on these questions and offer our advice in Episode 176. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/176/">Listener Questions (Vol.16): Episode 176</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Oct 02, 2018
Listener Questions (Vol.15): Episode 175
59:56
<p>Losing your cool and yelling at your kids (how it happens to us ALL, how to prevent it, and how to cope after it happens), dealing with a pinching/biting 19-month-old, and extracting your family from a sticky situation with neighbor friends whose parenting style makes you uncomfortable. These listener questions PLUS a chat with newly-minted mom of two Alison!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/175/">Listener Questions (Vol.15): Episode 175</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Sep 25, 2018
More Than Mom: Fall!
57:02
<p>It's officially fall, no matter what kind of whether you're enjoying. Meagan and Sarah chat fall décor, fall wardrobes, experiencing fall in different parts of the country, and more in this More Than Mom episode of The Mom Hour. Join us!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2018sep23/">More Than Mom: Fall!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Sep 23, 2018
How To Be The Parent That Teachers (And Schools) Love: Episode 174
56:58
<p>Supporting your child's school experience doesn't have to look like tons of volunteer hours, chaperoning field trips, or organizing classroom parties. It CAN (and we salute those who do it!), but it doesn't have to.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/174/">How To Be The Parent That Teachers (And Schools) Love: Episode 174</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Sep 18, 2018
The Life-Changing Magic Of Arbitrary Rules: Episode 173
52:37
<p>Why? Because I said so. Has a nice ring to it, right? Even better, though (and more specific): because it’s a rule in our house. In Episode 173 Meagan and Sarah are talking about the beauty and hilarity of arbitrary rules, drawing from our own experience and some genius listener suggestions. Join us! Patreon We</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/173/">The Life-Changing Magic Of Arbitrary Rules: Episode 173</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Sep 11, 2018
More Than Mom: Podcasts We Love
45:34
<p>Meagan and Sarah talk about what podcasts WE listen to in this week’s More Than Mom episode! After a dry spell of discovering new audio shows, we each have a few new favorites–and they’re outside of the motherhood/parenting sphere. We’ll tell you what podcasts they are, who we’d recommend listen to them, and where to</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2018sep09/">More Than Mom: Podcasts We Love</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Sep 09, 2018
Stretched Too Thin With Jessica Turner: Voices 29
44:38
<p>Working moms: are you stressed, anxious, and tired of hearing about this mythical thing called "balance?" You aren't alone, and you've come to the right place.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhvoices29/">Stretched Too Thin With Jessica Turner: Voices 29</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Sep 07, 2018
Dirty Dishes In The Sink (No, It’s Not A Metaphor): Episode 172
53:07
<p>Do you have dirty dishes in your sink right now? So do we, but instead of washing them we decided to podcast about it! Join Meagan and Sarah for a look at the products and practices that keep things moving in our kitchens, plus stories of faulty dishwashers, dishes pet peeves, what keeps us company while we do the dishes and more.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/172/">Dirty Dishes In The Sink (No, It’s Not A Metaphor): Episode 172</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Sep 04, 2018
Mom Habits We Just Can’t Shake: Episode 171
54:00
<p>You're standing in the checkout line doing that familiar bounce-bounce-sway motion to soothe a fussy baby when suddenly you realize: you don't HAVE a baby. Ever been there? We're willing to be you have, and we're discussing a bunch more mom-habits that are hard to shake in Episode 171 of The Mom Hour.PLUS pregnant mama Alison Thompson joins Sarah to discuss first versus second pregnancies, staying comfortable in the third trimester, maternity clothes that fit and flatter, and more.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/171/">Mom Habits We Just Can’t Shake: Episode 171</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 28, 2018
More Than Mom: Splurges & Saves
55:16
<p>We all make choices about where and how we spend our money--so what areas of home, life, and style to Meagan and Sarah choose to save on, and which ones are our splurges? We discuss in this More Than Mom episode of The Mom Hour (suggested by listener Rachel!).</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2018aug26/">More Than Mom: Splurges & Saves</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 26, 2018
How To Be A Good-Enough Lunch Packer: Episode 170
1:02:43
<p>Boxes, bags, and bentos--here we go, friends. We're talking lunch-packing on this week's episode of The Mom Hour. From the gear we love (or like well-enough), to the stuff we pack (no, it's not pretty or perfect), to when and how we get lunches packed (and unpacked...ew), today's episode is FULL of tips and stories to encourage you this school year.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/170/">How To Be A Good-Enough Lunch Packer: Episode 170</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 21, 2018
Productivity & Time Management Tips For Moms: Episode 169
1:00:14
<p>How do the things get done? Where does the time go? These are the questions we look at in today’s podcast episode. We’ve got tips for making the most of your time and prioritizing well so you feel your most productive (yes, even in those early baby days where it seems like NOTHING gets done).</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/169/">Productivity & Time Management Tips For Moms: Episode 169</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 14, 2018
More Than Mom: Behind The Scenes & Business Updates
52:25
<p>By listener-request we’re taking you behind the scenes! We discuss the making of The Mom Hour, our recording quirks, tips for aspiring podcasters, how we work with brands, and more. We also give a little back-story on how the show has grown, how the Life, Listened network started, evolved, and continues to change, and what</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2018aug12/">More Than Mom: Behind The Scenes & Business Updates</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 12, 2018
Late-Summer Check-In & Managing Seasonal Transitions: Episode 168
53:35
<p>Sarah has one week left of summer and Meagan has a MONTH. We chat about late-summer malaise, seasonal energy slumps in general, how to (or whether to) get back to healthier habits and routines, and what (if anything) we're doing to gear up for the impending school year.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/168/">Late-Summer Check-In & Managing Seasonal Transitions: Episode 168</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 07, 2018
How To Be A Happier Parent with KJ Dell’Antonia: Voices 28
54:16
<p>Happiness in parenting doesn’t mean mean skipping through fields of daisies with a brood of clean, cheerful, never-whining children who eat their veggies and always put their dirty clothes in the hamper. In reality, it’s a much messier–but totally attainable–thing. In this episode of The Mom Hour Voices, Sarah talks with writer KJ Dell’Antonia about</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhvoices28/">How To Be A Happier Parent with KJ Dell’Antonia: Voices 28</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 03, 2018
Loads And Loads (And Loads) Of Laundry: Episode 167
55:48
<p>We’ve yet to meet a mom at any stage of parenthood who didn’t have to deal with laundry–it’s one of the great equalizers of the mothering experience, no? Today on The Mom Hour Meagan and Sarah take you inside their homes and laundry rooms for a look at how we keep up with the piles,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/167/">Loads And Loads (And Loads) Of Laundry: Episode 167</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jul 31, 2018
More Than Mom: Décor Nostalgia
39:02
<p>High school bedrooms, college dorm rooms, first apartments, first homes. Meagan and Sarah describe their home décor style through the years in this More Than Mom episode. Join us! Sponsor Spotlight: Campaign Living Campaign makes sofas, chairs, loveseats, and ottomans that are built to last. Their furniture is made using quality materials, arrives in just a</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2018jul29/">More Than Mom: Décor Nostalgia</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jul 29, 2018
Last Firsts & First Lasts (Milestones We Notice, And A Bunch We Miss): Episode 166
56:13
<p>The last day of preschool is one thing–poignant, and easy to see coming–but what about the last time your toddler uses your favorite adorable mispronunciation? The last time you step on a LEGO? The last time a kid needs your help in the bath, crawls into your bed in the wee hours, or reaches for</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/166/">Last Firsts & First Lasts (Milestones We Notice, And A Bunch We Miss): Episode 166</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jul 24, 2018
When You’re Feeling Criticized, Remember This: Episode 165
1:01:25
<p>Navigating decisions as a mom is hard enough; feeling judged, criticized, or shamed for those decisions? That feels like garbage. After years of practice, Meagan and Sarah have words of encouragement for dealing with criticism, including six things to keep in mind when you’re feeling judged by others about your parenting. PLUS Katie Addiss joins</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/165/">When You’re Feeling Criticized, Remember This: Episode 165</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jul 17, 2018
More Than Mom: Guilty Pleasures
30:43
<p>You’re home alone on a rainy Saturday afternoon and that movie comes on that you just HAVE to watch. What is it? In this More Than Mom episode Meagan and Sarah confess the books, movies, songs, and TV that maybe don’t get points for artsy intellectualism, but that we just can’t resist. Much pop culture</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2018jul15/">More Than Mom: Guilty Pleasures</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jul 15, 2018
Mamas Of The NICU with Bianca Dottin: Voices 27
47:51
<p>Bianca Dottin’s second pregnancy was long-awaited and relatively drama-free. But when baby Tristan arrived at 34 weeks and was admitted to the NICU unable to breathe on his own, it was clear that her life was about to change. In this month’s Voices interview episode, Bianca shares her NICU story with Sarah, including how 6</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhvoices27/">Mamas Of The NICU with Bianca Dottin: Voices 27</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jul 13, 2018
Nurturing Kids’ Talents (And When To Let Them Quit): Episode 164
1:00:11
<p>Your kid shows an aptitude for something...now what? Meagan and Sarah discuss the sometimes tricky topic of how to nurture our kids' natural abilities without pressuring or pushing. We also talk about when to support kids through an activity they may not be particularly talented at, the importance of dabbling, and when it's OK to let kids quit.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/164/">Nurturing Kids’ Talents (And When To Let Them Quit): Episode 164</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jul 10, 2018
More Than Mom: Would You Rather…?
23:47
<p>Who doesn't love a good old-fashioned game of "Would you rather...?"? Join Meagan and Sarah (recording together in person, which is always fun) for a surprisingly revealing exercise in hypothetical thinking.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2018jul08/">More Than Mom: Would You Rather…?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jul 08, 2018
Listener Questions (Vol.14): Episode 163
47:43
<p>Helping a toddler with nighttime fears, the logistics of taking a baby to the beach, the ideal age-spacing between siblings, and helping a two-year-old feel special when a new baby arrives. These are the listener questions we answer in this week's episode of The Mom Hour. Join us!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/163/">Listener Questions (Vol.14): Episode 163</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jul 03, 2018
Listener Questions (Vol.13): Episode 162
45:36
<p>Teaching social graces to a shy preschooler, saving money on groceries and household supplies, and helping school-aged kids learn to deal with feelings of frustration. These are three topics brought to us by listeners that Meagan and Sarah tackle on this week’s episode of The Mom Hour.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/162/">Listener Questions (Vol.13): Episode 162</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jun 26, 2018
More Than Mom: What’s In Our Purses?
35:37
<p>You can learn a lot about a person by taking a peek inside their purse. (Also: it’s time we cleaned out our purses!) In this episode of More Than Mom from The Mom Hour, Meagan and Sarah do a deep dive into their bags, laughing as they go. We also challenge listeners to share the</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2018jun24/">More Than Mom: What’s In Our Purses?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jun 24, 2018
The Life-Changing Magic of Opting Out: Episode 161
59:18
<p>No one mom "does it all"--or so we're told. But what exactly DON'T we do? In Episode 161 Meagan and Sarah share our experience finding ways to opt out of the little (and sometimes not-so-little) tasks and obligations that aren't meaningful to us as moms, making room for more of what is. PLUS resident new mom Katie Addiss joins Sarah at the end of the show to talk about a great swimsuit-saving strategy and other tales from the trenches.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/161/">The Life-Changing Magic of Opting Out: Episode 161</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jun 19, 2018
More Than Mom: Summer Bucket List (For Moms)
34:57
<p>Summer fun isn’t just for kids! Meagan and Sarah chat about their hopes, dreams, and plans for this summer–everything from their favorite indulgent magazines to read to what kind of outdoor adventures their families are ready for. It’s a More Than Mom episode all about SUMMER. Join us! Sponsor Spotlight: FabFitFun FabFitFun is a seasonal</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2018jun12/">More Than Mom: Summer Bucket List (For Moms)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jun 17, 2018
Feeding A Family (Dinner Woes, Part 2): Episode 160
50:48
<p>If you struggle with meal planning or dread the grocery store, you’re not alone. Today we tackle three more challenges to dinner-making success and offer our tips and solutions for overcoming them. This is a follow-up to last week’s episode, so be sure to catch that one as well (though you can listen in any</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/160/">Feeding A Family (Dinner Woes, Part 2): Episode 160</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jun 12, 2018
Strong As A Mother with Kate Rope: Voices 26
58:18
<p>“Having help and support is the way nature intended for us to make human beings”. So says journalist and author Kate Rope in her new book all about how moms can take better care of their mental, emotional, and physical selves from pregnancy through parenthood. Kate joins Sarah in Episode 26 in our Voices interview</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhvoices26/">Strong As A Mother with Kate Rope: Voices 26</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jun 08, 2018
Feeding A Family (Dinner Woes, Part 1): Episode 159
49:04
<p>No time to cook? Got picky eaters? Hate the “witching hour”? We’re with you. In this episode Meagan and Sarah tackle three common dinner-making obstacles and offer solutions and tips that help us in our own lives and kitchens. We’re not experts; we’re parents who’ve been there, remember? This episode is the third in our</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/159/">Feeding A Family (Dinner Woes, Part 1): Episode 159</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jun 05, 2018
More Than Mom: Movie Musicals
36:59
<p>Warning: this episode may make you want to ignore all responsibilities for an untold number of hours so that you can hole up and watch a movie musical marathon. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! Join Meagan and Sarah for a More Than Mom minisode about our favorite movie musicals (and stay tuned for a</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2018jun3/">More Than Mom: Movie Musicals</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jun 03, 2018
Kids’ Clothes, Shoes, and Gear for Summer: Episode 158
50:53
<p>The weather is warming up and everybody’s clothes are too small–time to talk summertime clothes, shoes, and gear for kids! Meagan and Sarah share our go-to tips and favorite brands for keeping kids comfy, cool, and affordably dressed during the summer. Join us! Partner Spotlight: Shoot Along! Are you ready really use your DSLR camera</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/158/">Kids’ Clothes, Shoes, and Gear for Summer: Episode 158</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 29, 2018
More Than Mom: Exercise & Fitness
27:52
<p>We’ve hit a mid-year slump in our fitness mojo, friends. Have you? Meagan and Sarah address where we are with working out, what has worked for us in the past, and discuss strategies for getting back on the wagon this summer. We also talk frankly about WHY working out matters to us (and it may</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2018may27/">More Than Mom: Exercise & Fitness</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 27, 2018
Our Worst #MomFail Moments: Episode 157
59:19
<p>We aren't perfect, we're real. It's the last line of our show intro and it's the guiding principle of this episode. Buckle up, guys, as Meagan and Sarah confess some really cringe-worthy mom fails that keep us humble to this day. From a major faux pas at the school Thanksgiving feast to some near-death (or at least near-injury) experiences that still make us shudder, we're serving up a whole lot of vulnerability in Episode 157. Plus Katie Addiss joins Sarah at the end of the podcast with a mom fail of her own plus a struggle, success, and discovery from her life as a mom of two little ones.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/157/">Our Worst #MomFail Moments: Episode 157</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 22, 2018
Potty Training & Other Bathroom Matters: Episode 156
52:16
<p>By popular request we’re tackling potty training in Episode 156! But if your kids are well beyond diapers by now, stick around. We extend the conversation to include other bathroom messes and realities that come with raising kids. From privacy to hygiene to showering solo to (gasp!) man-boys who shave, this entire podcast episode takes</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/156/">Potty Training & Other Bathroom Matters: Episode 156</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 15, 2018
Birthday Parties The Easier Way: Episode 155
43:11
<p>Between Meagan and Sarah we’ve celebrated our kids’ birthdays 95 times. NINETY-FIVE birthdays, guys. We share the lessons we’ve learned in scaling back while still keeping up some special traditions, make a case for opting out of birthday madness when it isn’t your jam, and confess some of our birthday party fails from over the</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/155/">Birthday Parties The Easier Way: Episode 155</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 08, 2018
More Than Mom: Mom 2.0 Conference Recap
28:02
<p>Meagan and Sarah recap their week at the Mom 2.0 conference in Pasadena, including that one time they lovingly accosted a breastfeeding mom in an evening gown, that other time Meagan had to be forcibly removed from a Rent The Runway dress, a sweet listener encounter, and more hijinks. (New to The Mom Hour? This</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2018may6/">More Than Mom: Mom 2.0 Conference Recap</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 06, 2018
Surviving A Major Health Scare with Kathreen Francis: Voices 25
50:27
<p>Meagan sits down with her sister Kathreen to talk openly for the very first time about the major health crisis that rocked their family last December. This special episode in our Voices interview series is full of really practical ways to support families going through a health scare, plus a vulnerable inside look at a</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhvoices25/">Surviving A Major Health Scare with Kathreen Francis: Voices 25</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 04, 2018
Feeding A Family (Snacks & Sweets): Episode 154
50:33
<p>No one tells you when you become a parent that you’ll spend a significant portion of the rest of your life in conversations about snacks and sweets–but it’s true! Most kids would snack and indulge their sweet-tooths all day long we if we let them, and in this episode of The Mom Hour Meagan and</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/154/">Feeding A Family (Snacks & Sweets): Episode 154</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 01, 2018
Moving, Remodeling & Other Home Transitions: Episode 153
52:54
<p>Moving, remodeling, and home renovations are never easy, but with kids in the mix the difficulty level goes up a notch…or twelve. Meagan is fresh off a cross-town move and Sarah has had several home improvement challenges in the last year. Join us for tips and tactics to minimize stress when your home in transition.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/153/">Moving, Remodeling & Other Home Transitions: Episode 153</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Apr 24, 2018
More Than Mom: Purses
28:42
<p>The search for the perfect purse (and laptop bag…and evening clutch) continues to elude Meagan and Sarah, but that doesn’t stop us from trying to find it. Join us for as fun More Than Mom minisode where we dig into the details of what makes the perfect bag and what we’re looking for in a</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2018apr22/">More Than Mom: Purses</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Apr 22, 2018
What’s Great (And Less-Great) About Our Eight: Episode 152
47:08
<p>Part of the fun of having so many kids between us is that we never run out of things to talk about! Join Meagan and Sarah for a quick look at what each of our eight kids is going through these days--this lets cover the phases from preschool through teen in a way that's personal, funny, and encouraging.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/152/">What’s Great (And Less-Great) About Our Eight: Episode 152</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Apr 17, 2018
Stepping Into Your True Self with Musician Sarah Sample: Voices 24
1:11:42
<p>Singer-songwriter and mom of two Sarah Sample joins The Mom Hour co-host Sarah Powers for a chat that feels like two old friends catching up. That’s because Sarah and Sarah ARE two old friends–of 25 years! Musician Sarah talks honestly about creativity in motherhood, being a traveling working mom, and making big career shifts in</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhvoices24/">Stepping Into Your True Self with Musician Sarah Sample: Voices 24</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Apr 13, 2018
Feeding A Family (Breakfast & Lunch): Episode 151
55:44
<p>Meagan and Sarah share what they feed their families for breakfast and lunch (and we’re keeping it VERY real here) in Episode 151 of The Mom Hour. We also take a look back and how we survived the breakfast and lunchtime challenges that come with early motherhood. This episode kicks off our new Feeding A</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/151/">Feeding A Family (Breakfast & Lunch): Episode 151</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Apr 10, 2018
More Than Mom: Travel
33:46
<p>Beaches or big cities? Rental cars or public transport? Where have we been and where would we love to go? Join Meagan and Sarah for a More Than Mom episode all about TRAVEL! Sponsor Spotlight: FabFitFun FabFitFun is a seasonal subscription box with full-size beauty, fitness, fashion and lifestyle products. Meagan and Sarah shared what</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2018apr8/">More Than Mom: Travel</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Apr 08, 2018
Meagan’s Divorce Update (One Year Later): Episode 150
56:47
<p>Meagan first shared that her marriage had ended last spring and we've heard from a lot of listeners that you guys would like an update on how things are going as she adjusts to life as a divorced mom. In Episode 150 Sarah checks in with Meagan on everything from how home life and work life have changed, to things like dating, friendships, parenting, health, and self-care--all of which have evolved over the last year and half.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/150/">Meagan’s Divorce Update (One Year Later): Episode 150</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Apr 03, 2018
Listener Questions (Vol.12): Episode 149
43:48
<p>Setting up toddler playgroups, feeling overwhelmed by housework, and how to handle teachers who don't see your kid the way you do. We got GREAT listener questions for this episode and do our best to answer this week!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/149/">Listener Questions (Vol.12): Episode 149</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Mar 27, 2018
School Projects, Homework, & How Much To Help: Episode 148
51:55
<p>If the mere thought of a tri-fold science project display board makes you want to run for the hills, we're right there with you. But we've also come to accept that as kids move into upper elementary, middle, and high school, school projects and increased homework demands are par for the course. Join Meagan and Sarah for a frank discussion about how we find the balance between supporting the work that comes home from school without hovering or helicoptering. We share successes and failures from our own experience, plus offer ideas for navigating homework parenting without going crazy.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/148/">School Projects, Homework, & How Much To Help: Episode 148</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Mar 20, 2018
More Than Mom: Hobbies
22:43
<p>What constitutes a hobby? Does it have to involve textiles? Does cheese count? Do people really have hobbies outside of singing, dancing, and writing? Meagan and Sarah laugh our way through another more-than-mom chat–all about our hobbies. Enjoy! More-Than-Mom Sponsor: KIND Snacks Our go-to just-for-mom snacks come from KIND, who believes you shouldn’t have to</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2018mar18/">More Than Mom: Hobbies</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Mar 18, 2018
Baby Shower Gift Ideas (& My, How Things Have Changed): Episode 147
53:42
<p>Whether you're expecting a new baby or love showering friends with thoughtful baby gifts, this episode is for you. Meagan and Sarah enlist the help of some savvy new moms to get the latest product must-haves, plus rely on our own experience and the benefit of hindsight to dissect what's really essential, what you can probably pass on, and which gifts go the distance.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/147/">Baby Shower Gift Ideas (& My, How Things Have Changed): Episode 147</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Mar 13, 2018
More Than Mom: Beverages
35:34
<p>Who knew we’d have so much to say about beverages? That’s the fun of our More-Than-Mom series–it’s a deep dive into the super superficial, with bits of nostalgia thrown in for fun. Join Meagan and Sarah as we discuss memories of our favorite childhood drinks, what kept us going in high school and college, and</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2018mar11/">More Than Mom: Beverages</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Mar 11, 2018
Kindergarten Readiness & Parent-Teacher Relationships with Kelly Hiltz: Voices 23
51:18
<p>We get a ton of listener questions on the topic of sending kids off to kindergarten--how to know if they're ready, what to do about those tricky summer birthdays in terms of sending a kid or holding him back, and how to prepare kids to be successful as they transition into elementary school. Kindergarten teacher and mom of two Kelly Hiltz brings a calming voice of reason to this often amped-up topic.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhvoices23/">Kindergarten Readiness & Parent-Teacher Relationships with Kelly Hiltz: Voices 23</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Mar 10, 2018
Other Adults In Our Kids’ Lives: Episode 146
59:59
<p>What if "I can't do it all" wasn't a statement of parenting failure and instead an opportunity to expand our kids' horizons and our own support system? What if instead of trying to be all things to each child, we recognized the importance of other role models in our kids' lives. Meagan and Sarah look at these questions in Episode 146 as we discuss the importance of other adults in our kids' lives and how to help kids cultivate these important extra-familial relationships. Plus, Katie Addiss joins Sarah for a struggle, success and discovery at the end of the show.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/146/">Other Adults In Our Kids’ Lives: Episode 146</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Mar 06, 2018
More Than Mom: Social Media
29:58
<p>Love it or hate it, social media is a part of our lives. Join Meagan and Sarah for a meandering chat about our favorite ways to be social online. This episode is part of our More Than Mom series, where we set aside the practical parenting tips (which you can still find in each new</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtm2018mar04/">More Than Mom: Social Media</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Mar 04, 2018
Stocking Your House For Stuck-Inside Days: Episode 145
47:48
<p>Between sick days and snow days, new babies and school holidays, we know firsthand how hard it is to be stuck inside with kids for what feels like eternity. In Episode 145 of The Mom Hour, Meagan and Sarah offer tips for stocking your home so that when that stomach flupocalypse does strike, you’re prepared</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/145/">Stocking Your House For Stuck-Inside Days: Episode 145</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Feb 27, 2018
More Than Mom: Beauty Product Nostalgia
39:01
<p>Can you remember the skincare products and fragrance you swore by in middle school? How do you feel about clear mascara or yellow nail polish? Can you sing the Jhirmack shampoo jingle at full voice? (One of us can. Guess who.) Laugh along with Meagan and Sarah in a more-than-mom special episode all about beauty</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/mtmep01/">More Than Mom: Beauty Product Nostalgia</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Feb 25, 2018
The Myth Of The Mom Tribe: Episode 144
50:21
<p>Moms need tribes, right? So we’re told. But what if friendships in motherhood are a little more dynamic, evolving, and complicated than just finding the right group and sliding on in. Join Meagan and Sarah for a thoughtful discussion about what it really means to “find your tribe” as a mom, PLUS we offer 10</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/144/">The Myth Of The Mom Tribe: Episode 144</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Feb 20, 2018
Tweens (Is This A Thing? Yes, It Is): Episode 143
59:45
<p>Tweens are not just overgrown little kids or mini-adolescents. Caught between the two, they really are in phase worthy of its own discussion–and its own podcast episode! Join Meagan and Sarah as we discuss what makes 8-12-year-olds unique and how to up our parenting game to meet their needs as they grow. Sponsor Spotlight: KIND</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/143/">Tweens (Is This A Thing? Yes, It Is): Episode 143</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Feb 13, 2018
Becoming A Maker With Christine Koh: Voices 22
39:51
<p>When Christine Koh started making t-shirts for herself as a creative release and weekend hobby, she had no idea that within a matter of months her designs would be seen on celebrities, in magazines, and as a meaningful part of social good movements around the country. Join Sarah as she chats with Christine (who is</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhvoices22/">Becoming A Maker With Christine Koh: Voices 22</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Feb 09, 2018
Listener Questions (Working Mom / SAHM Edition): Episode 142
49:17
<p>We’re taking listener questions this week, all around the topics of working outside the home, staying at home full-time, and the tension the often exists no matter where you spend your days. (Spoiler alert: Two moms with totally opposite schedules both wrote in to say that 4:00pm is a totally brutal time of day.) Join</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/142/">Listener Questions (Working Mom / SAHM Edition): Episode 142</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Feb 06, 2018
Busting Dad Stereotypes with Whit Honea: Episode 141
41:08
<p>The picture of fatherhood we see depicted in pop culture is fraught with stereotypes. From the bumbling dad who can’t fasten snaps on a onesie to the overly intense sports dad who pushes his kid on the ball field, the generalizations often don’t represent the truth and in many cases can be harmful to dads’</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/141/">Busting Dad Stereotypes with Whit Honea: Episode 141</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Feb 02, 2018
Meagan & Sarah’s Working-Mom Lives: Episode 140
56:53
<p>Meagan and Sarah are both working more than we have in a long time–and our work schedules have changed recently. In Episode 140 we talk about what’s working (ha!), what isn’t, and how things have evolved since the drop-a-toddler-off-at-daycare years. We also talk about how working moms and stay-at-home moms can support one another, how</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/140/">Meagan & Sarah’s Working-Mom Lives: Episode 140</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jan 30, 2018
State Of The Style Situation, Head To Toe: Episode 139
1:03:03
<p>What's the state of our wardrobes? Glad you asked. In Episode 139 Meagan and Sarah go Head-Shoulders-Knees-and-Toes through what's working and what isn't when it comes to style for us lately. Find out what Meagan loves about having longish hair for the first time in a decade, why Sarah continues to struggle with leggings and can never find her socks, and hear our takes on two different popular online bra retailers. Plus Katie Addiss joins Sarah at the end for a fashion-related struggle, discovery, and success.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/139/">State Of The Style Situation, Head To Toe: Episode 139</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jan 23, 2018
10 Habits of Happy Moms (Part 2): Episode 138
35:05
<p>What daily habits do happy moms practice? Our answers may surprise you. Join Meagan and Sarah for the second in our two-part series on cultivating happiness during motherhood. Listen to Episode 138 using the player below, and catch up on Part 1 in the series with Episode 137, too! Featured Sponsor: Epic! Epic! is a</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/138/">10 Habits of Happy Moms (Part 2): Episode 138</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jan 16, 2018
Leaning In To Chaos With Sarah R. Bagley: Voices 21
52:48
<p>Sarah R. Bagley mothers, writes, podcasts, teaches group fitness, and runs a local women’s entrepreneur group–all while keeping up with the demands and schedules of a toddler, a preschooler, and a first-grader. She’s the first to admit that this hybrid working/momming thing isn’t easy, but her philosophy is all about leaning in to both creative</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhvoices21/">Leaning In To Chaos With Sarah R. Bagley: Voices 21</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jan 12, 2018
10 Habits of Happy Moms (Part 1): Episode 137
31:17
<p>What do happy moms do on a regular basis to stave off stress, grumpiness, and dissatisfaction? We know that no mom is happy ALL the time, but in Episode 137 we’re digging deep into five habits of mostly-happy moms. Next week we’ll share five more habits to round out this two-part series. Enjoy! Part 2 of</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/137/">10 Habits of Happy Moms (Part 1): Episode 137</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jan 09, 2018
Looking Back To Look Forward (Our 2017/2018 Chat): Episode 136
53:07
<p>Happy New Year, friends! Before we launch headlong into 2018 we’re taking a quick look back at what happened for each of us–and the podcast–in 2017. Looking back at the year behind us is a helpful way to discover what we want to see more (or less) of in the coming year. Join us, and</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/136/">Looking Back To Look Forward (Our 2017/2018 Chat): Episode 136</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jan 02, 2018
Listener Questions (Vol.11): Episode 135
48:22
<p>A toddler who won’t stay in his room at bedtime, a seven-year-old with a fibbing habit, and the age-old questions of “what do you do with a two-year-old while you put the baby to bed?” and “why do my kids have such a hard time occupying themselves?”. In Episode 135 of The Mom Hour, Sarah and Meagan offer empathy, encouragement, and a few helpful tips for these listener questions.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/135/">Listener Questions (Vol.11): Episode 135</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Dec 26, 2017
Listener Questions (Holiday Edition, Vol.2): Episode 134
56:56
<p>We’re answering a TON of your parenting questions in this week’s episode, and it’s all about navigating the holidays. From getting kids to thank grandma appropriately to keeping toddlers on a schedule, we weigh in on the topics you suggested in this Instagram post. Take a listen! Featured Sponsor: Hello Fresh HelloFresh is a meal</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/134/">Listener Questions (Holiday Edition, Vol.2): Episode 134</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Dec 19, 2017
Struggles, Successes & Discoveries: Episode 133
56:24
<p>If you’ve enjoyed Katie’s new mom segments over the past year, you’ll love this week’s episode. We listen to Katie highlight one struggle, one success, and one discovery from her life as a mom of two littles, then Meagan and Sarah weigh in with their thoughts PLUS share struggles, successes and discoveries of our own.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/133/">Struggles, Successes & Discoveries: Episode 133</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Dec 12, 2017
Newborn Attachment with Alexandra Spitz: Voices 20
52:52
<p>Parent Educator Alexandra Spitz is passionate about helping new moms feel calm and confident in their parenting abilities, and attachment theory is one of the cornerstones of her 10-week newborn class at The New Mom School in Newport Beach, CA. Join Sarah for as she interviews Alex about newborn attachment, what new moms can do</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhvoices20/">Newborn Attachment with Alexandra Spitz: Voices 20</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Dec 08, 2017
Slowing Down To Catch Up: Episode 132
53:54
<p>Grab a cup of tea or a glass of wine and settle in for an entire episode of The Mom Hour that’s all about slowing down and catching up. We’ve been moving so fast this fall that we wanted to take time to update listeners on what’s been going on with us personally, some fun</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/132/">Slowing Down To Catch Up: Episode 132</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Dec 05, 2017
Holiday Meals, Messes, and Staying Sane Amid Kitchen Craziness: Episode 131
54:04
<p>Hosting a large family gathering and serving The Big Meal can be intimidating, especially if you didn't grow up schooled in the ways of traditional homemaking and entertaining. Meagan and Sarah break down the process of hosting and serving a holiday meal from beginning to end--from prepping and shopping to serving and cleanup.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/131/">Holiday Meals, Messes, and Staying Sane Amid Kitchen Craziness: Episode 131</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Dec 01, 2017
Sane & Satisfying Holiday Entertaining: Episode 130
45:07
<p>“Entertaining” sounds intimidating, but how about “open your doors and let people in”? Meagan and Sarah want you to feel like opening your home to guests is an opportunity, not a potential Pinterest-fail, and we’re here to offer some tips for scaling back the expectations and making entertaining fun, sane, and satisfying for everyone. Join</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/130/">Sane & Satisfying Holiday Entertaining: Episode 130</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 28, 2017
Gift Ideas For Teens & Adults: 2017 Holiday Special #3
41:15
<p>Need help with gift ideas for the teens and adults on your holiday shopping list? Meagan and Sarah are chatting about unique, surprising, and time-tested gifts for teens and adults in our third Cyber Monday Special Episode. Join us! Sponsor Spotlight ActionHeat makes the world’s best heated clothing, powered by rechargeable batteries. It’s the perfect</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhgg03/">Gift Ideas For Teens & Adults: 2017 Holiday Special #3</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 27, 2017
Gift Ideas For Big Kids & Tweens: 2017 Holiday Special #2
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<p>Kids ages 6-12 can be hard to shop for, having outgrown the obvious little-kid toys but still young enough to enjoy creative play and good old fashioned fun. Meagan and Sarah offer suggestions for gift giving to big kids and tweens in this Cyber Monday Special Episode. Join us! Sponsor Spotlight Stencil Revolution is a</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhgg02/">Gift Ideas For Big Kids & Tweens: 2017 Holiday Special #2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 27, 2017
Gift Ideas For Babies, Toddlers & Little Kids: 2017 Holiday Special #1
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<p>Shopping for babies, toddlers, or preschoolers? Sarah and Katie sit down in a Cyber Monday Gift Guide Special to brainstorm great gift ideas for ages 0-5. We share more than 40 ideas in about that many minutes–come along for the ride!  Sponsor Spotlight Telling family stories is a huge part of the culture in both</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhgg01/">Gift Ideas For Babies, Toddlers & Little Kids: 2017 Holiday Special #1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 27, 2017
Routines, Rituals, and Traditions (Part 2): Episode 129
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<p>Routines help us move through the day as busy moms, so what can we do to instill healthy ones, change up the ones we’ve outgrown, and add meaningful rituals into our family culture? Join Meagan and Sarah as they offer tips for using routines to make your life as a mom easier and more fun–have</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/129/">Routines, Rituals, and Traditions (Part 2): Episode 129</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 21, 2017
Routines, Rituals, and Traditions (Part 1): Episode 128
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<p>Meagan's divorce has shaken up the family schedule and plans for the holidays, and both she and Sarah are interested in exploring what happens to routines, rituals, and traditions in times of major change. Join us for a look at all this and more in Episode 128 (the first in a two-part series!).</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmh128/">Routines, Rituals, and Traditions (Part 1): Episode 128</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 14, 2017
Regional Parenting Differences (Host-Swap With What Fresh Hell’s Margaret Ables): Episode 127
52:40
<p>Are all East Coast parents uptight traditionalists grooming their kids for the Ivy League? Are all West Coast moms drinking kale smoothies while practicing yoga on a paddleboard? Of course not, but in this special episode of The Mom Hour Sarah (of the West Coast) is joined by guest co-host Margaret Ables (a New Yorker)</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/127/">Regional Parenting Differences (Host-Swap With What Fresh Hell’s Margaret Ables): Episode 127</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 07, 2017
Family Photography & Capturing Moments with Amy Tripple: Voices 19
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<p>Amy Tripple is a Chicago-based photographer who understands that it’s hard to get little ones dressed and out the door on a normal day–let alone for a family photo shoot. In Episode 19 of our Mom Hour Voices series Amy and Sarah talk about how to make the most of professional family photos, what to</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhvoices19/">Family Photography & Capturing Moments with Amy Tripple: Voices 19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 03, 2017
For The Love Of Cousins! Episode 126
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<p>Meagan’s family is full of cousins and Sarah’s more sparsely “cousined”, but we both have a lot to say about the cousins we grew up with as well as the cousins our kids have. Join us as we discuss these unique and meaningful extended family relationships, and how to make the most of them. PLUS,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/126/">For The Love Of Cousins! Episode 126</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Oct 31, 2017
Holiday Prep (Now!) For An Easier December: Episode 125
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<p>Too early to make meaningful progress on holiday to-do lists? Sarah says no, and Meagan is curious but skeptical. Whether you’re a plan-ahead type or not, we’ve got some practical tips for making December less hectic by doing a little planning right now. Join us! (For clarity’s sake, we are Team NO Decorations/Music Until After</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/125/">Holiday Prep (Now!) For An Easier December: Episode 125</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Oct 24, 2017
Headlines, Heartache, and Helping: Episode 124
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<p>It’s been a rough few weeks and we want to talk about it. Join Meagan and Sarah for an honest discussion about how we manage our media intake when the headlines are heartbreaking, how to identify the feelings that come up when we’re triggered in some way by the news, and how to help when</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmh124/">Headlines, Heartache, and Helping: Episode 124</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Oct 17, 2017
Listener Questions (Vol.10): Episode 123
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<p>When to start giving kids an allowance, paying for chores, getting mentally psyched up for baby #2, and dealing with kids' annoying habits--these are the parenting challenges and motherhood topics we're tackling in the latest Listener Questions episode of The Mom Hour.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/123/">Listener Questions (Vol.10): Episode 123</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Oct 10, 2017
Kids & Friendships With Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore: Episode 18
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<p>Helping kids navigate friendships and social dynamics is one of the most commonly-requested topics from our listeners. That’s why we’re so thrilled to welcome Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore, an author, psychologist, and expert on children’s friendships, to this special episode of The Mom Hour Voices series. Sarah asks Dr. Eileen about helping kids who feel left</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhvoices18/">Kids & Friendships With Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore: Episode 18</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Oct 06, 2017
Listener Questions (Vol.9): Episode 122
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<p>Closely spaced babies, tips on room-sharing, helping siblings get along, and dealing with super-shy toddlers. These are the topics we cover in this week’s episode–all of which are inspired by listeners’ real lives and kids. Join us as we hear from YOU and then offer our advice (which is as usual, mostly “hang in there…it</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/122/">Listener Questions (Vol.9): Episode 122</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Oct 03, 2017
Laid-Back Mom vs. Type A Mom: Episode 121
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<p>Sarah’s the Type-A, detailed one; Meagan’s the free spirit who’s super laid-back. Right? Or is there more? In Episode 121 we share the ways in which we break type from our typical molds–go figure! we’re not two-dimensional!–and challenge the idea that any one mom is either totally chill or totally stressed. Join us! Featured Sponsor:</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/121/">Laid-Back Mom vs. Type A Mom: Episode 121</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Sep 26, 2017
Sitters & Caregivers, Part 2: Episode 120
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<p>How much do we pay our babysitters? (Yes, we get real about numbers.) Do we expect sitters to do the dishes? (One of us gets super weird about this.) And what's the best way to get the potentially awkward conversations out of the way and start building great relationships with the people caring for your kids? (Early, often, and as clearly as possible.)</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/120/">Sitters & Caregivers, Part 2: Episode 120</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Sep 18, 2017
Sitters & Caregivers, Part 1: Episode 119
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<p>We've learned a lot from our own mistakes over the years about finding, hiring, and building relationships with non-family caregivers. In Episodes 119 and 120 we'll go on a deep dive into this topic, starting with general tips today for finding great sitters and making sure your childcare needs are covered--even if you're the primary parent at home.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/119/">Sitters & Caregivers, Part 1: Episode 119</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Sep 12, 2017
Motherhood, Creativity & Balance with Lesley Miller: Voices 17
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<p>Sarah sits down with fellow writer-turned-podcaster, mom of three, and California girl Lesley Miller in this month’s episode in our Mom Hour Voices series. Join them as they talk about their semi-parallel lives, the process of adjusting to life as a mom of school-aged kids, being a sorta-working/sorta-staying-home mom, and more. Sponsor Spotlight: Opinion Outpost</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhvoices17/">Motherhood, Creativity & Balance with Lesley Miller: Voices 17</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Sep 08, 2017
Our Favorite Fictional Moms: Episode 118
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<p>From Ma Ingalls to Claire Huxtable, Mrs. Pteranodon to Marmee March, we’re discussing our favorite moms from books, TV and movies this week on the podcast. We hope after listening you’ll be as nostalgic for classic literature as we are (and maybe that you’ll also want to binge-watch Arrested Development). Enjoy! Featured Sponsor: Epic! Epic!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/118/">Our Favorite Fictional Moms: Episode 118</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Sep 04, 2017
How To REALLY Help A New Mom: LIVE From Newport Beach
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<p>What’s your favorite way to help a new mom? In this very special episode–recorded LIVE at The New Mom School in Newport Beach–Meagan and Sarah offer some outside-the-box ideas for helping a new mom, PLUS our amazing live audience chimes in with stories and tips from their own new mom days. Enjoy! Links we mentioned</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhlive2017/">How To REALLY Help A New Mom: LIVE From Newport Beach</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Sep 01, 2017
How To Be A Happier Sports Parent: Episode 117
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<p>Sports and activities should add fun and fulfillment to your family culture--not suck the life out of it. And yet, between keeping wiggly babies occupied in the gymnastics waiting area and driving all over town for team sports commitments, it's easy to feel like there's a high cost to all that "fun". Meagan and Sarah offer concrete tips for being a happier sports parent as we head into this new school year. From opting out of mommy-and-me classes to letting older kids dabble instead of specialize, we're here to remind you that your happiness matters (and that your kid is probably not a future Olympian). PLUS, listen all the way to the end for a fun segment featuring Sarah and Katie Addiss. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/117/">How To Be A Happier Sports Parent: Episode 117</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 28, 2017
Back To School = The New Year For Moms: Episode 116
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<p>Whether you have kids heading back to the classroom or not, this time of year feels like an opportunity to renew routines, set some goals, and tackle some overdue projects. Back to school is like another New Year for moms, and in this episode of The Mom Hour, Meagan and Sarah get specific about their own "resolutions" in the areas of work, creativity, health, home, food, and parenting. Join us!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/116/">Back To School = The New Year For Moms: Episode 116</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 22, 2017
Back To School, Preschool To Teen: Episode 115
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<p>We’re looking ahead at the new school year and talking about what it means for each of our combined EIGHT kids, ages 4 through 19. Join Meagan and Sarah as we go age by age and discuss what the challenges, opportunities, and unique situations are for each grade level–everything from transitioning to middle school to</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/115/">Back To School, Preschool To Teen: Episode 115</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 15, 2017
Things We Shouldn’t Have Freaked Out About (Breastfeeding Edition): Episode 114
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<p>Supply envy, pumping woes, and prop overload: These are just a few of the things that Meagan, Sarah, and resident-nursing-mom Katie realize in hindsight that we worried way too much about in our early breastfeeding days. Join us for a frank discussion about the things we wish we’d known about breastfeeding, plus our tips for</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/114/">Things We Shouldn’t Have Freaked Out About (Breastfeeding Edition): Episode 114</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 08, 2017
Ignore Bad Behavior & Enjoy Parenting More with Catherine Pearlman: Voices 16
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<p>Dr. Catherine Pearlman has been helping parents with behavioral challenges and family dynamics for nearly 20 years through her private coaching practice and career as a social worker. In this special episode of The Mom Hour Voices, Catherine sits down with Sarah to talk about strategies moms can use to curb frustrating behavior patterns and enjoy parenting more.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhvoices16/">Ignore Bad Behavior & Enjoy Parenting More with Catherine Pearlman: Voices 16</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 04, 2017
Defining Your Family’s “Food Values”: Episode 113
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<p>What does “healthy” mean for your family? What are the behaviors and values around food you try to model for your kids? And what little things can we do as parents to show our kids a healthy relationship with food and eating that will (hopefully) create a lasting impression? These are the questions Meagan and</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/113/">Defining Your Family’s “Food Values”: Episode 113</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 01, 2017
How To Survive (And Even Enjoy) Playing Board Games With Kids: Episode 112
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<p>If one more game of Candy Land or Monopoly threatens to send you over sanity’s edge, this is the podcast episode for you. In Episode 112 of The Mom Hour, Meagan and Sarah offer practical tips for making game play as a family tolerable–and even fun. We talk about including little players who can’t quite</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/112/">How To Survive (And Even Enjoy) Playing Board Games With Kids: Episode 112</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jul 25, 2017
Listener Questions (Vol.7): Episode 110
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<p>Maryanne asks if we’ve ever requested our kid change teachers at school, Danya hopes to find balance between accepting her postpartum body and sticking to a realistic fitness routine, and Janine shares that her safety worries are keeping her from getting out with her little ones. In Episode 110 of The Mom Hour, Meagan and</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/110/">Listener Questions (Vol.7): Episode 110</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jul 11, 2017
Managing Stress and Uncertainty with Divorce Coach Jessica Ashley: Voices 15
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<p>Anyone who's been through a divorce or other major life change knows that stress, uncertainty, and feeling out of control are unavoidable. But you CAN find ways to quiet the chatter in your head, take care of yourself, and take steps toward creating the kind of life you want to live - no matter what circumstances you're in. Meagan chats with Jessica Ashley, certified divorce coach and founder of Single Mom Nation, about managing stress and getting your feet back on solid ground during uncertain times.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhvoices15/">Managing Stress and Uncertainty with Divorce Coach Jessica Ashley: Voices 15</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jul 07, 2017
We Hate Fun: Episode 109
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<p>What do parades, pretend play, Dr. Seuss books, and playground swings have in common? If you’re a longtime listener, you already know the answer. They’re all things Meagan and Sarah kinda-sorta hate and aren’t ashamed to admit it. Episode 109 is an encore presentation of one of our most popular episodes to date–the one where</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/109/">We Hate Fun: Episode 109</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jul 04, 2017
Things Kids Can Do By Themselves (If We Just Let Them): Episode 108
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<p>Can your preschooler unload the dishwasher? Can your 3rd grader walk the dog on her own? Can your middle schooler remember his sports gear before every practice? Or, maybe a better question: Can ours? Join Meagan and Sarah in Episode 108 of The Mom Hour for an honest look at how competent our kids are</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmh108/">Things Kids Can Do By Themselves (If We Just Let Them): Episode 108</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jun 28, 2017
Summer Fashion Trends We Just Don’t Get (And A Few We Like): Episode 107
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<p>Where have all the shoulders gone? Meagan needs to know. Sarah can’t figure out intentionally saggy boobs and is apologetically kind of over slogan tanks that reference coffee, wine, yoga, Jesus, or mascara. Join us for a fun discussion of fashion trends we just can’t get behind–plus a few we’re loving this summer. Sponsor Spotlight</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/107/">Summer Fashion Trends We Just Don’t Get (And A Few We Like): Episode 107</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jun 19, 2017
Smart Tech & Family Travel: Episode 106
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<p>Going off the grid for vacation sounds great in theory, but most of us rely on technology to make family travel possible. From iPad-enabled airplane rides to road trip playlists for the whole family, both Sarah and Meagan see tech as a great enhancement to vacation parenting in the digital age. In Episode 106 we</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/106/">Smart Tech & Family Travel: Episode 106</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jun 12, 2017
Happy Loud Life with Jill Krause: Voices 14
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<p>What happens when a busy family with four kids and a beautiful home decides to sell their house and hit the road in an RV for a year? Meagan chats with blogger Jill Krause of BabyRabies.com about her new adventure with Happy Loud Life.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhvoices14/">Happy Loud Life with Jill Krause: Voices 14</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jun 08, 2017
Stay At Home, Work Full-Time, Or Something In Between? Episode 105
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<p>Are you totally satisfied with your work/mom balance? Turns out, a lot of you are. But when we asked listeners to weigh in on this question, two-thirds said they either wished they could be home more (or work in a more flexible way) OR that they were home but wished they could find some fulfillment or income</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/105/">Stay At Home, Work Full-Time, Or Something In Between? Episode 105</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jun 07, 2017
Self-Care As Self-Preservation: Episode 104
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<p>There's everyday self-care, and then there's survival mode: when taking care of yourself isn't just a smart thing to do but also your only means of making it through the day. We're talking about the kind of physical, mental, and emotional self-care that becomes especially crucial in a crisis, and we're addressing it head-on in Episode 104.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmh104/">Self-Care As Self-Preservation: Episode 104</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 30, 2017
Awesome Things Our Kids Are Doing: Episode 103
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<p>We talk about raising kids on this show all the time, but we don’t always spend time talking about OUR kids specifically. In Episode 103 Meagan and Sarah discuss why it’s sometimes hard to talk about your kids without sounding like you’re bragging, especially as they get older. We then take turns sharing a few awesome</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/103/">Awesome Things Our Kids Are Doing: Episode 103</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 23, 2017
End of School Year Survival (It Ain’t Pretty): Episode 102
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<p>If you’re looking for tips and tricks for nailing the end-of-school-year parenting thing, this might not be the podcast for you. If, however, you’re looking for shared misery in that long, slow crawl to the finish that is late May, WELCOME. Let’s commiserate. In Episode 102 Meagan and Sarah share what’s worst about their end-of-school lives</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/102/">End of School Year Survival (It Ain’t Pretty): Episode 102</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 16, 2017
Becoming Screenwise with Devorah Heitner: Voices 13
53:39
<p>The relationship between kids and technology is often portrayed as something parents are supposed to fear, monitor, and and control as much as possible. But what if we approached it as an opportunity to mentor and connect with our kids instead? Sarah interviews author and speaker Dr. Devorah Heitner about her book Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhvoices13/">Becoming Screenwise with Devorah Heitner: Voices 13</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 12, 2017
In Your Own Words (Our Mother’s Day Challenge Special): Episode 101
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<p>When we invited listeners to send in handwritten cards and letters with encouraging words for fellow moms, we had no idea the response we’d get. Turns out, you have a lot to say–and we were truly blown away by your response. Join Meagan, Sarah, and fifteen very special guest readers for a special presentation of our</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/101/">In Your Own Words (Our Mother’s Day Challenge Special): Episode 101</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 08, 2017
It’s All Gonna Be OK (And Other Truths Moms Need To Hear): Episode 100
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<p>Sometimes the words we need to hear most are the simplest, the most obvious, and even a little cliché: this too shall pass, all kids are different, there is no one right way. In a very special (at one point even teary!) Episode 100 of The Mom Hour, Meagan and Sarah offer some of their</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/100/">It’s All Gonna Be OK (And Other Truths Moms Need To Hear): Episode 100</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 02, 2017
Talking Sex Ed, Puberty, & Growing Up with Nora Gelperin: Voices 12
39:57
<p>Does the phrase ‘sex ed’ conjure up super awkward memories of the low-production-value videos you had to watch with your 5th grade classmates? If so, we’ve got great news for you. When it comes time to talk about puberty, growing up, and relationships with your kids, there’s a much better way. In this episode of our</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhvoices12/">Talking Sex Ed, Puberty, & Growing Up with Nora Gelperin: Voices 12</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Apr 28, 2017
Body Confidence As A Mom: Episode 99
51:04
<p>Popular media tells us we’re supposed to love our bodies (and then gives us 19 Ways To Bounce Back After Baby), but coming to terms with the changes that childbirth, breastfeeding, and plain ol’ aging bring to our bodies is complicated and sometimes really hard. Join Meagan and Sarah for a frank discussion about body</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/99/">Body Confidence As A Mom: Episode 99</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Apr 25, 2017
Spring Cleaning & Entertaining Tips: Episode 98
56:20
<p>Does anybody really do a deep spring clean anymore? And what is it about the warmer weather that makes us want to open our doors–literally!–and have a few people over? In the latest in our More-Than-Mom Hour series we talk all about spring cleaning, spring home updates, and tips for casual entertaining. Join us! Featured</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/98/">Spring Cleaning & Entertaining Tips: Episode 98</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Apr 17, 2017
Financial Planning for Families with Jason Silverberg: Voices 11
40:36
<p>Longterm financial planning can seem like a lofty goal when you're faced with the immediate needs of a growing family: paying for childcare, putting food on the table, and maybe even springing for a date night once in a while. Thinking about retirement and college tuition is something grownups do, right? Not overwhelmed new parents?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhbonus11/">Financial Planning for Families with Jason Silverberg: Voices 11</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Apr 14, 2017
Minivans, Mom-Mobiles, and Grownup Cars: Episode 97
45:40
<p>Meagan's kids are getting older and car seats and boosters are a thing of the past. Sarah is still the thick of it with three young kids and lots of driving around town. Can you guess which of us a drives a brand new, "murdered out" crossover SUV and which of us is rocking a filthy, cluttered minivan?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/97/">Minivans, Mom-Mobiles, and Grownup Cars: Episode 97</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Apr 10, 2017
Magical Night Visitors (Elves, Bunnies, Fairies & Jolly Fat Dudes): Episode 96
49:59
<p>To Elf or not to Elf? What’s the going rate for a tooth these days? And when did a St. Patrick’s Day visit from the leprechaun become a THING? In Episode 96 of The Mom Hour Meagan and Sarah talk about how these magical night visitors–from St. Nick and the Easter Bunny to lesser-known myths like the pacifier</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/96/">Magical Night Visitors (Elves, Bunnies, Fairies & Jolly Fat Dudes): Episode 96</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Apr 05, 2017
Raising Lifelong Learners: Episode 95
42:15
<p>How do we raise curious kids who love to learn, and who discover and follow their own interests? How do we cultivate a home environment that supports kids' intellectual development without going overboard and zapping the joy right out of learning? These are questions that Meagan and Sarah tackle in Episode 95. Join us!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/95/">Raising Lifelong Learners: Episode 95</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Mar 28, 2017
Listener Questions (Vol.6): Episode 94
31:22
<p>What do we wish we'd worried about LESS in hindsight? What are we doing differently--and the same--than our parents' generation did? And just what do we think about sending a seven-year-old to sleepaway camp? We're taking on three more great listener questions in Episode 94, and offering our advice to moms Avery, Mandee, and Alicia.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/94/">Listener Questions (Vol.6): Episode 94</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Mar 21, 2017
Listener Questions (Vol.5): Episode 93
49:14
<p>Preschool boys interested in bad-guy play, fighting stereotypes while raising girls, and how to find the balance between self-acceptance and the desire to grow. These are BIG topics and we've got things to say in response to three fantastic listener questions.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/93/">Listener Questions (Vol.5): Episode 93</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Mar 13, 2017
Only Love Today with Rachel Macy Stafford: Voices 10
34:13
<p>Rachel Macy Stafford is the New York Times bestselling author of Hands Free Mama, Hands Free Life, and Only Love Today, and this week she joins Meagan in a special bonus interview episode of The Mom Hour. In this episode, Rachel and Meagan discuss Rachel’s journey from being a stressed-out, over-scheduled mom to scaling back</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhbonus10/">Only Love Today with Rachel Macy Stafford: Voices 10</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Mar 08, 2017
Milestones & Memory Keeping: Episode 92
47:25
<p>Is there anything sweeter than baby's first social smile (you know, the one that definitely ISN'T gas) or a two-year-old's adorable mispronunciations? In Episode 92 Meagan and Sarah revisit some of their favorite milestones from baby's first three years - including a few that don't get discussed very often.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/92/">Milestones & Memory Keeping: Episode 92</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Mar 07, 2017
Behind The Scenes (How We Make The Podcast): Episode 91
51:57
<p>Ever wondered what it takes to produce the show you listen to every week? In Episode 91 Meagan and Sarah take listeners behind the scenes on The Mom Hour, sharing everything from how we come up with show ideas, what goes on in each of our locations while we record, and what's involved on the technical side in taking a podcast episode from concept to completion. Join us!Plus, listen to the end of the show for a special segment featuring Katie Addiss, our Content Strategy Assistant and resident new mom. Welcome to the show, Katie!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/91/">Behind The Scenes (How We Make The Podcast): Episode 91</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Feb 28, 2017
Shopping, Styling & Storing Kids’ Clothes: Episode 90
44:02
<p>Which kids' clothing brands look great, don't cost a fortune, and wear well through the active years of childhood? In Episode 90 Meagan and Sarah talk all about kids' clothes - where we shop, how we style our kids, and tips for storing and organizing all those clothes. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/90/">Shopping, Styling & Storing Kids’ Clothes: Episode 90</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Feb 19, 2017
The Importance of Trying New Things: Episode 89
42:35
<p>Routines are crucial to a happy mom life, but what happens when the same-old-same-old needs some shaking up? In this episode, the latest in our “More Than Mom” Hour series, Meagan and Sarah talk about the importance of trying new things as a mom – whether it’s a new hairstyle, new recipes, or a new workout</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmh89/">The Importance of Trying New Things: Episode 89</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Feb 14, 2017
Chasing Slow with Erin Loechner: Voices 09
40:06
<p>By 2012, blogger and author Erin Loechner could boast a massively successful blog, an HGTV special, a beautiful home, and even a beautiful new baby. But amid all that success, Erin found herself feeling lost and unfulfilled. In this week’s bonus interview podcast episode, Erin describes her journey toward a slower way of life (and explains how even “slow” living can</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhbonus9/">Chasing Slow with Erin Loechner: Voices 09</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Feb 08, 2017
Postpartum Symptoms & Surprises: Episode 88
42:46
<p>The postpartum period is many things, but predictable isn't one of them. In this podcast episode, Meagan and Sarah share the symptoms and experiences after having a baby that surprised them most.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/88/">Postpartum Symptoms & Surprises: Episode 88</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Feb 07, 2017
Coping With Sleep Deprivation: Episode 87
50:21
<p>Not sleeping? You're not alone. In today's podcast Meagan and Sarah offer helpful tips for making it through the day when your nights are long and, uh, eventful. Weather you have a new baby, a kid with bad dreams, or a struggle with insomnia yourself, we're here to help. (If we could bring coffee, we'd do that too.)</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/87/">Coping With Sleep Deprivation: Episode 87</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jan 30, 2017
How (and Why) to Spend One-on-One Time with Your Kids: Episode 86
46:56
<p>We're moms. We already spend a lot (in some cases A LOT) of time with our kids. So why add the sometimes-complicated task of setting aside one-on-one time for each child on a regular basis? Is it really THAT important?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/86/">How (and Why) to Spend One-on-One Time with Your Kids: Episode 86</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jan 24, 2017
Meagan & Sarah Interview Each Other: Episode 85
43:21
<p>Whether you’ve listened to every podcast we’ve ever made or are a brand-new listener, we guarantee you’ll find out something you didn’t know about Meagan and Sarah after listening to Episode 85…the one where we interview each other. Want to know Meagan’s first real job? (It involved tassels…but not that kind.) Can you guess what</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/85/">Meagan & Sarah Interview Each Other: Episode 85</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jan 17, 2017
Radical Self Care & Cultivating Creativity with Doña Bumgarner: Voices 08
50:00
<p>We're so excited to bring you our first Bonus Interview of 2017! In this podcast episode, Sarah talks to Doña Bumgarner about what it means to nurture yourself during motherhood, how her health crisis caused her to look at the idea of self-care in a new light, and why creativity and passion are essential during the intense years of early motherhood. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhbonus8/">Radical Self Care & Cultivating Creativity with Doña Bumgarner: Voices 08</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jan 13, 2017
Moms Who Write (Or Who Want To): Episode 84
36:53
<p>Are you an aspiring writer? Curious about getting published? Interested in what's involved in a freelance writing career? In Episode 84 of The Mom Hour, Meagan and Sarah take a question from listener Mairin and share our own experiences on getting published in magazines and online over the last several years. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/84/">Moms Who Write (Or Who Want To): Episode 84</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jan 08, 2017
Calendar Tips & To-Do List Strategies: Episode 83
54:51
<p>How do YOU calendar? Paper planner, digital calendar, color-coded dry erase board, or all of the above? In Episode 83 Meagan and Sarah share our strategies for keeping appointments, deadlines, and family schedules organized. We talk about the pros and cons of both paper and digital systems, offer suggestions for managing large families’ many commitments,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/83/">Calendar Tips & To-Do List Strategies: Episode 83</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jan 02, 2017
Storing, Organizing & Creating with Your Family Photos: Episode 82
34:55
<p>Do you have 3,574 photos on your smartphone and not a print or photo book to show for it? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. In Episode 82 of The Mom Hour, Meagan and Sarah share smart tips for getting pictures off your phone and into the cloud, ideas for storing old printed photos, and a</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/82/">Storing, Organizing & Creating with Your Family Photos: Episode 82</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Dec 21, 2016
How To Take Better Photos of Your Kids: Episode 81
41:40
<p>All the holiday cards arriving in the mail this month have us thinking about family portraits, taking photos (or having them taken) of our kids, and documenting life with little ones throughout the year. In Episode 81 we talk about how to take better photos of your kids (with the camera you already own), why</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/81/">How To Take Better Photos of Your Kids: Episode 81</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Dec 20, 2016
Bedtime Routines at Every Stage: Episode 80
42:33
<p>Bath time, pajamas, a story, and a kiss goodnight. That's how it's "supposed" to go down, right? In Episode 80 of The Mom Hour, Meagan and Sarah talk about how bedtime routines change through various stages, and offer our tips for making it work - even when you have a new baby, a traveling spouse, or kids with wildly different get-to-sleep styles.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/80/">Bedtime Routines at Every Stage: Episode 80</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Dec 12, 2016
Listener Questions (Holiday Edition, Vol.1): Episode 79
33:39
<p>Sheri asks how we keep gift spending in check, and whether we have any budgeting tips to avoid going overboard on presents for our kids. Kelsey wonders about simple advent traditions to start with her two little ones. Emily is lucky enough to have two sets of parents/grandparents in the town where she lives, which during the holidays can lead to feeling like you're shuttling kids all over town and never slowing down to relax and enjoy. It's our first Listener Questions: Holiday Edition!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/89/">Listener Questions (Holiday Edition, Vol.1): Episode 79</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Dec 06, 2016
Keeping Friendships Alive: Episode 78
50:45
<p>How do we nurture the friendships we have? How to we make time to see our friends in person? How can technology support long-distance (and not-so-long-distance) friendships? These questions get tricky during the busy years of new motherhood, but they’re important no matter what phase of life you’re in. We’ve talked about friendship in other episodes, but</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/78/">Keeping Friendships Alive: Episode 78</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 28, 2016
Home Décor & Dining Out: Episode 77
49:50
<p>It’s time for another edition of The More-Than-Mom Hour! Every once in a while we set aside parenting and motherhood topics and catch up about what’s making us happy in other areas of life. In Episode 77 we talk about decorating! Meagan has a new nook of her own to make pretty, and we both</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/77/">Home Décor & Dining Out: Episode 77</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 22, 2016
A Foster Care Adoption Story with Erica Ladd: Voices 07
49:07
<p>November is National Adoption Awareness month, and for our latest Bonus Interview episode Sarah interviews adoptive mom (and podcaster/writer/teacher) Erica Ladd. Erica shares her family’s foster-to-adoption story, offers encouragement for others going through the process, and has great tips for friends who want to support adoptive families but aren’t sure what to say. Enjoy the</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhbonus7/">A Foster Care Adoption Story with Erica Ladd: Voices 07</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 18, 2016
On Greed and Gratitude: Episode 76
46:08
<p>How do we handle the holiday “gimmes,” when kids claim to NEED everything on their gift list? What’s the best way to cultivate a practice of gratitude (and does it have to involve a craft?)? How can we include kids in meaningful giving during the holidays – and all year round? These are big questions</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/76/">On Greed and Gratitude: Episode 76</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 15, 2016
Uggghhh…Sick Days: Episode 75
51:13
<p>It’s officially cold and flu season and we’re devoting Episode 75 to coping when kids get sick. Join Meagan and Sarah for our tips on knowing when it’s time to get in to the pediatrician, dealing with ER and Urgent Care visits, and making the best of those times when a virus seems to take</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/75/">Uggghhh…Sick Days: Episode 75</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 09, 2016
Getting Ready For Baby: Episode 74
46:59
<p>Nesting. Naming. Decorating. Gender revealing. There are so many fun ways to anticipate the arrival of a new baby, and we’re talking about all of them in this week’s podcast! Whether you’re expecting (congrats!) or just really love talking about baby names (Sarah raises hand), we think you’ll love Episode 74. Join us! Sponsor Spotlight</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/74/">Getting Ready For Baby: Episode 74</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 01, 2016
Listener Questions (Vol.4): Episode 73
37:47
<p>Rosalynn let her five-year-old quit an activity she had begged to start and wonders how to handle the same situation as kids get older and the commitment-stakes get higher for sports and activities. Tessa asks about helping a trio of girl cousins get along without forcing inclusiveness or letting hurt feelings dominate. Finally, we talk about weaning a breastfeeding toddler as suggested by an anonymous participant in our listener survey. Join us for another round of Listener Questions!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/73/">Listener Questions (Vol.4): Episode 73</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Oct 24, 2016
A Week of Real-Life Dinners: Episode 72
45:50
<p>Meal plans are great, but how often do we get to the end of a well-intentioned week and realize that things didn’t go exactly (or at ALL) as planned? Pretty often. So this week we’re giving you a look at a week of totally honest, no-filter dinners in our homes. We each kept track for</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/72/">A Week of Real-Life Dinners: Episode 72</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Oct 17, 2016
All About Family Pets: Episode 71
48:45
<p>If you’re a regular listener, you know all about the kids in Meagan’s and Sarah’s houses. But we haven’t shared much about our furry, feathered and scaly friends on the podcast. In this week’s show we talk about family pets – including the ones we own and have owned – and how they impact our lives</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/71/">All About Family Pets: Episode 71</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Oct 11, 2016
Motherhood, Politics & Nuance with Sarah Stewart Holland: Voices 06
47:13
<p>If you shy away from political discussions to avoid ruffling feathers, you’re not alone. But after listening to Sarah’s interview with writer, podcaster, and mom of three Sarah Stewart Holland, you might have a different perspective on those heated political Facebook comment threads. Join Sarah and Sarah in this special bonus episode for a thoughtful</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhbonus6/">Motherhood, Politics & Nuance with Sarah Stewart Holland: Voices 06</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Oct 07, 2016
Kids in the Kitchen: Episode 70
50:19
<p>When they’re tiny, having kids with you in the kitchen can be challenging (to put it mildly); during these little years it’s all about keeping them occupied while you put together a meal or put away the groceries as fast as humanly possible. As they get older, though, including kids in cooking and meal prep can</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/70/">Kids in the Kitchen: Episode 70</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Oct 04, 2016
Kid Birthdays, Part 2 (Other People’s Parties): Episode 69
48:25
<p>We’re back with more on the topic of kids’ birthday! Last week’s podcast episode was all about the kids in your house and this week we turn our attention to other people’s parties. Join us as we discuss RSVP etiquette, how and why you might want to opt out of going to EVERY party you’re</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/69/">Kid Birthdays, Part 2 (Other People’s Parties): Episode 69</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Sep 26, 2016
Kid Birthdays, Part 1 (The Kids In Your Family): Episode 68
49:30
<p>Welcome to a two-part episode all about kids’ birthdays! From simple family traditions to parties and classroom celebrations, we’ve got you covered. In Episode 68 we focus on your own kids, and how to make their birthdays special without making yourself crazy. Next week we’ll turn our attention to other people’s kids’ – getting invited</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/68/">Kid Birthdays, Part 1 (The Kids In Your Family): Episode 68</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Sep 19, 2016
Making Mornings Easier: Episode 67
58:51
<p>Mornings can be a challenge for busy families, and now that school is back in session we thought we’d take a deep dive into those tricky hours between dawn and drop-off. Join Meagan and Sarah for practical tips and “we’ve all been there” confessions on everything from wake-up times to breakfast routines and lunch-packing to</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/67/">Making Mornings Easier: Episode 67</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Sep 12, 2016
Building Wealth While Raising a Family with Kimberly Palmer: Voices 05
37:22
<p>In this month’s bonus interview Meagan chats with financial writer and mom Kimberly Palmer, whose new book Smart Mom, Rich Mom: How to Build Wealth While Raising a Family speaks to the challenges facing many parents today. What did you think of the interview? Let us know in the comments! Links & Resources Smart Mom, Rich</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhbonus5/">Building Wealth While Raising a Family with Kimberly Palmer: Voices 05</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Sep 07, 2016
What We’re Reading, Wearing & Listening To: Episode 66
38:00
<p>If you’re a longtime listener, you know that Meagan and Sarah like to occasionally set aside issues of parenting and family life and talk about all the other things making them happy: books, movies, podcasts, style, food, and creative pursuits. In this week’s show we kick off a new semi-regular series where we do just</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/66/">What We’re Reading, Wearing & Listening To: Episode 66</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 30, 2016
Listener Questions (Vol.3): Episode 65
37:40
<p>First we hear from Becky, whose son is going through a tough phase of fears and anxieties that are dominating the household mood and her energy. Then we tackle Claire's sticky situation involving wild kids, a restaurant, and a big family reunion. Finally, we help new mom Amanda think through her decision to co-sleep.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/65/">Listener Questions (Vol.3): Episode 65</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 23, 2016
Talking to Kids About Tragic Events: Voices 04
34:13
<p>When tragedy strikes and our news feeds fill with heartbreak and outrage, it’s hard enough to manage our own feelings of sadness and worry, let alone find ways to talk to kids about what’s happening and help them understand what they heard on the playground or saw on the screen. In this special bonus interview Sarah</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhbonus4/">Talking to Kids About Tragic Events: Voices 04</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 17, 2016
The Nitty-Gritty of Keeping a Clean-Enough House: Episode 64
1:03:17
<p>Are your floors dirty? So are ours, most likely. While you sweep, vacuum or mop, why not pop your earbuds in and listen to Meagan and Sarah talk about keeping a clean-enough house in Episode 64 of The Mom Hour! We offer practical tips and advice room-by-room, talk about some of our favorite cleaning products,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/64/">The Nitty-Gritty of Keeping a Clean-Enough House: Episode 64</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 16, 2016
What To Expect From The Middle School Years: Episode 63
54:19
<p>After last week’s episode all about starting school we heard from listeners who wanted some insight into the middle school years. Since Sarah’s kids aren’t quite there yet, she puts Meagan in the spotlight in this week’s show, asking about everything from academic expectations to awkward physical changes. As always, we’re judgement-free and totally honest. Join</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/63/">What To Expect From The Middle School Years: Episode 63</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 09, 2016
Things We Shouldn’t Have Freaked Out About (Starting School Edition): Episode 62
55:35
<p>When it’s your kid starting preschool or kindergarten for the first time, every detail seems mission-critical. But having sent our kids off to new classrooms year after year for quite a while now, we’re here to tell you: It’ll all be OK. In this fun addition to our “Things We Shouldn’t Have Freaked Out About” series, Meagan</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/62/">Things We Shouldn’t Have Freaked Out About (Starting School Edition): Episode 62</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Aug 01, 2016
This Is Where You Belong with Melody Warnick: Voices 03
54:07
<p>How do you make your town feel more like a home? That’s the question journalist and mom Melody Warnick set out to answer after moving her family to a new town for the sixth time. In this month’s BONUS interview episode Meagan interviews Melody about her book, This Is Where You Belong: The Art and Science of</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhbonus3/">This Is Where You Belong with Melody Warnick: Voices 03</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jul 29, 2016
Eight Kids, Toddler to Teen: Episode 61
52:49
<p>Isn’t it amazing how quickly we forget the details about each age and stage as soon as they’re behind us? In this week’s episode, Sarah draws numbers from a hat – literally – to prompt a little reflection on the ages our collective kids are right now. If you’ve got little kids have ever wondered</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/61/">Eight Kids, Toddler to Teen: Episode 61</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jul 22, 2016
How Do I Make Time For It All? Episode 60
37:33
<p>“Hi Sarah and Meagan, this is Sheena from Oregon, and I have two questions that both relate to time management. I have a 4-year-old, a 2-year-old and a 3-month-old and I’m finding that I’m always behind, and I’m wondering if you have any tips for how to get ahead? Also, how do you find time in the day to</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/60/">How Do I Make Time For It All? Episode 60</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jul 19, 2016
What We’re Watching, Reading & Listening To, Summer Edition: Episode 59
48:33
<p>It’s mid-July and time for an update on our summer travels! Join Meagan and Sarah for a fun conversation about cross-country road trips, flying solo with three kids, and what our families watched, listened to, read and played while on vacation. We also talk about what’s coming up for us, and for The Mom Hour,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/59/">What We’re Watching, Reading & Listening To, Summer Edition: Episode 59</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jul 12, 2016
Personalities, Part 2 (Our Myers-Briggs & Enneagram Types & More): Episode 58
44:37
<p>Welcome to part two in our series on personality types! Last week we discussed the general appeal of personality tests and delved into the concepts of introversion and extroversion (we recommend listening to that episode first if you haven’t already – CLICK HERE to play it now). This week we reveal our Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types (drumroll….) and</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/58/">Personalities, Part 2 (Our Myers-Briggs & Enneagram Types & More): Episode 58</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jul 05, 2016
Personalities, Part 1 (Myers-Briggs, Enneagram & Introversion / Extroversion): Episode 57
42:04
<p>Welcome to our two-part show all about personality types! In Episode 57 we discuss the general appeal of self-discovery and the lure (or, for some, skepticism) of personality tests and quizzes. We also discuss the concepts of introversion and extroversion, how neither of us fit a classic mold, and how our needs change over the course</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/57/">Personalities, Part 1 (Myers-Briggs, Enneagram & Introversion / Extroversion): Episode 57</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jun 28, 2016
Inside the Lives of 3 Working Moms: Voices 02
1:19:46
<p>Meet Elizabeth, Kelsey, and Angela. Three working moms who live in vastly different areas of the country, have different professions and kids of different ages. And while we know, of course, that no one mom's experience is representative of others', we did love hearing about their daily routines, tips and tricks, and what they love about working mom life.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhbonus2/">Inside the Lives of 3 Working Moms: Voices 02</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jun 24, 2016
Moving With Kids & Cultivating Community: Episode 56
1:02:39
<p>Moving with kids – whether it’s across town or out of state – is no easy task. Meagan and Sarah have each done it several times and share their tips and experiences in Episode 56. We also expand the conversation to the broader topic of cultivating community where you live, regardless of how long you’ve</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/56/">Moving With Kids & Cultivating Community: Episode 56</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jun 21, 2016
Saving Money on Groceries & Household Supplies: Episode 55
38:18
<p>We aren’t extreme couponers (or couponers at all, really), but as moms of many kids and growing families, we definitely have our eyes on the grocery budget. Join Meagan and Sarah for an inside look at our shopping habits when it comes to groceries and household supplies in Episode 55. We talk about where we</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/55/">Saving Money on Groceries & Household Supplies: Episode 55</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jun 15, 2016
Travel With Kids (Or, How To Enjoy Your Own Vacation): Episode 53
59:27
<p>If you’ve traveled with small children, you know that “enjoy” and “vacation” don’t always belong in the same sentence. In Episode 53 Meagan and Sarah share tips for reclaiming a little bit of R & R in your family travels, even during the little years. We talk about how to making packing and getting out the</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/53/">Travel With Kids (Or, How To Enjoy Your Own Vacation): Episode 53</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 31, 2016
Listener Questions (Vol.2): Episode 52
50:42
<p>Asking for help with childcare, close friends with dramatically different parenting styles, handling kids' big emotions with elementary school friendship struggles, and how to stop apologizing for where you are in life/motherhood and embrace the chaos with confidence. It's another Listener Q & A show!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/52/">Listener Questions (Vol.2): Episode 52</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 23, 2016
Getting Organized for Summer: Episode 51
51:13
<p>We're all about laid-back, low-key summer fun - but sometimes it takes a little planning ahead to make room for all that lazing around. In Episode 51 Meagan and Sarah talk about getting organized for summer - from what to do with the avalanche of school papers that come home this time of year, to looking at the calendar and making room for the stuff (literal and figurative) that matters.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/51/">Getting Organized for Summer: Episode 51</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 16, 2016
Asha Dornfest of Parent Hacks: Voices 01
47:32
<p>Parenting is hard enough – even when you’ve studied up on expert tips and have your diaper bag stocked and organized. But sometimes our most genius moments as moms and dads happen when we’re caught off guard – when we don’t have a clear-cut answer and have to rely on in-the-moment instinct and commonsense intuition.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/tmhbonus1/">Asha Dornfest of Parent Hacks: Voices 01</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 13, 2016
Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Episode 50
48:14
<p>50 episodes into The Mom Hour (!!) and some things never change. We laugh. We ramble a bit. We gush about how great you guys – our listeners – are. As we gear up for a summer full of some great shows, and some new ideas and improvements we’re making to the podcast, join us for</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/50/">Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Episode 50</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 10, 2016
Online Pals Turned Real-Life Friends (plus, #podcastinginbed): Episode 49
1:01:59
<p>If you follow us on social media, you probably saw that Meagan and Sarah got to hang out – and record this very podcast episode – in person over the weekend at the Mom 2.0 Summit in Laguna Niguel, CA. Not only did we get to hang out with one another, we shared a makeshift recording</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/49/">Online Pals Turned Real-Life Friends (plus, #podcastinginbed): Episode 49</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
May 03, 2016
Realistic Hair & Skincare Routines: Episode 48
41:02
<p>Last week we talked about our ever-evolving “mom style” and what looks we’re loving at this stage of life. This week we’re moving on to hairstyles, skincare, make-up and beauty routines. Join Meagan and Sarah for much confusion and hilarity – and hopefully a little insight – on growing out short hair, going gray in our 30’s,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/48/">Realistic Hair & Skincare Routines: Episode 48</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Apr 26, 2016
Our Ever-Evolving “Mom Style”: Episode 47
40:57
<p>When you spend years cycling through maternity, post-partum, nursing and “oh gee I’m pregnant again!” wardrobe pieces, thinking about your personal style can take a back seat. Now that Meagan and Sarah are squarely on the other side of those years, we’re talking about clothes, shopping and style in Episode 47. Join us for a</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/47/">Our Ever-Evolving “Mom Style”: Episode 47</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Apr 19, 2016
Finding Kids’ Media That Isn’t Terrible: Episode 46
53:24
<p>There’s no shortage of movies, television, books and music geared toward kids. The tough part is, some of it is pretty terrible, some is just okay, and some is truly fantastic (making us want to be a kid again, quite frankly). In Episode 46 Meagan and Sarah discuss helping our kids follow their interests into the</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/46/">Finding Kids’ Media That Isn’t Terrible: Episode 46</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Apr 12, 2016
Homework: At What Cost? Episode 45
55:50
<p>There's no question that the academic demands on kids - at school and at home - have increased since we were students. Join Meagan and Sarah for an honest, thoughtful conversation about elementary school homework and the continued pressure on our kids into their middle and high school years.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/45/">Homework: At What Cost? Episode 45</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Apr 05, 2016
What Are Your “Mom Superpowers”?: Episode 44
52:45
<p>Let's face it: most of us have certain areas of motherhood that feel easy-breezy and others where we tend to struggle. And while it's always possible to improve your parenting game, we think it's also helpful to acknowledge that one mom's superpower might be another's kryptonite...and that's okay.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/44/">What Are Your “Mom Superpowers”?: Episode 44</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Mar 29, 2016
Hobbies & Passions Outside Motherhood: Episode 43
45:26
<p>It's easy to let creative pursuits and hobbies fade into the background during the hectic years of early parenting. And when the time comes to make room for them again, we're sometimes left with questions: Am I too old? Is this still something I love to do? Maybe I should pick up something new? And how do I fit it all in?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/43/">Hobbies & Passions Outside Motherhood: Episode 43</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Mar 15, 2016
Parenting Through Hard Times: Episode 42
58:19
<p>Rough patches in (and out!) of parenthood: whether it’s a temporary crisis, a general mom funk, or full-blown depression, we’ve all been there. In this episode, Sarah and Meagan have a frank conversation about some hard times we’ve been through as moms, give advice for taking care of yourself when things aren’t going well, and offer encouragement to help you see the</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/42/">Parenting Through Hard Times: Episode 42</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Mar 07, 2016
Listener Questions (Vol.1): Episode 41
57:25
<p>We get so many great questions from listeners, and sometimes it doesn't work to devote a whole episode to them. So we decided to take on four questions submitted by listeners: listen as we chat about room-sharing siblings, planning first birthday parties, feeling left out when you have your kids earlier or later than your friends do, and the evolution of playdates. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/41/">Listener Questions (Vol.1): Episode 41</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Feb 29, 2016
How Does Birth Order Impact How We Parent? Episode 40
57:55
<p>How does birth order - both our own and our children's - affect how we relate to our kids? Do stereotypes like the bossy oldest, peacemaking middle and freewheeling youngest hold up, in our experience? What do we remember about our role as oldest (Sarah) and youngest (Meagan) and how does that influence our mothering?<br /> We tackle these questions and more in Episode 40 - all about birth order. If you're fascinated by family dynamics, pop psychology, and the human experience, we think you'll love this show!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/40/">How Does Birth Order Impact How We Parent? Episode 40</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Feb 23, 2016
The Picky Eater Problem: Episode 39
48:45
<p>Do you parent a picky eater? Then Episode 39 is for you. In this episode, Meagan and Sarah admit we don’t have the answers when it comes to this tricky (and oh-so-common) parenting challenge. But in lieu of solving all your problems, we share our own and talk through some of the complicated pieces of</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/39/">The Picky Eater Problem: Episode 39</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Feb 16, 2016
Pregnancy & Birth, in Hindsight: Episode 38
55:25
<p>One hospital birth. Two home births. Two birthing center deliveries. Three scheduled cesarean sections. </p> <p>Meagan and Sarah have had eight pregnancies between them (now eight kids ages 3-18!) and about as wide a cross-section of birth experiences as you can get. In Episode 38, at the request of several pregnant listeners, we travel back in time and share our pregnancy and birth stories with the benefit of hindsight. Join us as we talk about medical decision-making, finding your trusted pregnancy and birth cheerleaders, and what we might have done differently.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/38/">Pregnancy & Birth, in Hindsight: Episode 38</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Feb 09, 2016
Traveling Spouses / Traveling Selves (Part 2): Episode 37
37:59
<p>Last we talked about traveling spouses; this week's episode is all about what happens when MOM is the one taking off for a trip. Whether you travel rarely or regularly, we hope you'll join us for a great discussion on the prep, the guilt (or lack therof!), and the logistics of leaving your kids.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/37/">Traveling Spouses / Traveling Selves (Part 2): Episode 37</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Feb 01, 2016
Traveling Spouses / Traveling Selves (Part 1): Episode 36
44:45
<p>If your co-parent travels - occasionally 0r all the time - you know that holding down the home front is hard work. In Episode 36 we talk about what we've learned from years of experience about how to survive - and even thrive! - when your partner is away.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/36/">Traveling Spouses / Traveling Selves (Part 1): Episode 36</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jan 26, 2016
Stuff, Junk & Things: Episode 35
51:25
<p>(alternate title: The Non-Konmari Method of Dealing with Loads of C-R-A-P Year After Year)</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/35/">Stuff, Junk & Things: Episode 35</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jan 18, 2016
8 Milestones & When Our Kids Met Them: Episode 34
58:52
<p>Milestones tend to be something moms think a lot about in the first year or two of motherhood. But kids keep developing (at their own pace, as we all know) and moms keep celebrating, wondering, and sometimes worrying about them long after the baby years are behind us.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/34/">8 Milestones & When Our Kids Met Them: Episode 34</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jan 11, 2016
(Totally Not Overwhelming) Health & Wellness Inspiration: Episode 33
51:41
<p>Neither Meagan nor Sarah is a resolution-maker, but we both love starting fresh after the holidays with renewed energy and focus. Today we’re talking about fitness, food, and self-care – our own intentions for 2016 as well as what has worked for us (and not so much) in the past. Are you new here? Welcome,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/33/">(Totally Not Overwhelming) Health & Wellness Inspiration: Episode 33</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Jan 05, 2016
Great Gifts For Moms (Any Time Of Year!): Episode 32
49:35
<p>As Christmas fast approaches, we're here to remind you that YOU too deserve great, thoughtful gifts under the tree this year! Join us as we talk about our own wish lists and favorite gifts from holidays past, and get some ideas you can drop as not-so-subtle hints this week!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/32/">Great Gifts For Moms (Any Time Of Year!): Episode 32</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Dec 15, 2015
Meagan & Sarah’s December Favorites To Watch / Listen / Read: Episode 31
57:21
<p>Have you been meaning to watch old holiday film classics but never get around to it? Or are you just as disturbed as we are by some of the mid-century Christmas TV programming (looking at you, Rudolph)? In Episode 31 Meagan and Sarah talk about our favorite - and not-so-much - holiday movies, TV, books, and music. Join us!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/31/">Meagan & Sarah’s December Favorites To Watch / Listen / Read: Episode 31</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Dec 07, 2015
Moms Deserve A Magical Holiday, Too: Episode 30
56:45
<p>"Simplify" has become one of the buzziest holiday buzzwords over the last decade, and today Meagan and Sarah are unpacking what that really means in their homes. Whether you really do want to scale back this season or whether, like us, you're just out to maximize magic and minimize stress, we hope you'll join us for Episode 30!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/s30/">Moms Deserve A Magical Holiday, Too: Episode 30</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Dec 01, 2015
Raising Siblings Who Like Each Other: Episode 29
55:04
<p>From helping a toddler adjust to a new baby, to coping with bickering, to creating a family culture that honors both individual kids and sibling relationships, parenting siblings is no small task. Join us for Episode 29 of The Mom Hour, where we get real about the dynamics among our own kids and share thoughts on raising siblings who like each other (well, most of the time).</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/29/">Raising Siblings Who Like Each Other: Episode 29</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 23, 2015
Gifts That Go The Distance: Episode 28
52:57
<p>Get our complete guide to gifts that your kids will still be playing with next year (and beyond!), PLUS enter to win one of TWO amazing scooters from Micro Kickboard!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/28/">Gifts That Go The Distance: Episode 28</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 17, 2015
The Adults They’ll Be Someday: Episode 27
58:35
<p>Those sweet, pudgy things keep you up at night? News flash: they'll be adults before you know it. In honor of Meagan's oldest turning 18 this week, we're devoting Episode 27 to talking about the adults we're raising: what we hope for them, what we imagine they'll become, and just how much control we have over how they turn out.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/27/">The Adults They’ll Be Someday: Episode 27</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 10, 2015
Dealing With Criticism: Episode 26
50:51
<p>Episode 26 of The Mom Hour is all about dealing with criticism. Whether it's in-law tension, the "back in MY day" comments from relatives, or your own inner critic (isn't she the worst?), we offer our own stories and tips for taking it all in stride.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/26/">Dealing With Criticism: Episode 26</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Nov 03, 2015
Halloween Parenting At Every Age: Episode 25
54:16
<p>It's Halloween week! Whether it's your first time dressing up a little pumpkin or your teenagers are beyond trick-or-treating, we hope you'll join Meagan and Sarah as we share stories and tips to make Halloween fun, safe, and totally-not-stressful at every stage.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com/25/">Halloween Parenting At Every Age: Episode 25</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://themomhour.com">The Mom Hour</a>.</p>
Oct 27, 2015