Podcasts are a great way for on the go parents to connect with practical tips and the occasional bit of parenting related humor. Most parents these days are incredibly busy but listening to these top five parenting podcasts by women who’ve been in the diaper trenches is easy, whether you are at the gym, in the car, or cooking dinner.
Author and parenting instructor Janet Lansbury hosts Janet Lansbury Unruffled as a free weekly podcast on iTunes. A must listen for stressed out parents navigating the younger years, Lansbury’s calming voice walks you through respectfully disciplining your toddlers and preschoolers. Plans are in the works for guest appearances by well known early childhood educators.
Atomic Moms, with Bianca Kajlich and Ellie Knaus, is an honest examination of the variety and diversity of experiences in raising a child. Topics range from the serious to the humorous. Dealing with postpartum depression? Are you a Burning Man devotee? There is an episode here for you. Through celebrity interviews and personal experience these women explore those universal experiences with a personal touch.
Nicole Tanner hosts the hilarious Gaming with the Moms, a podcast geared towards gamers with kids. Never feel like you have to give up your passion for gaming just because you are a parent. Gaming with the Moms provides video game reviews so you can find age appropriate games to play with the kids and learn about new opportunities for fun games to play. Let your inner geek run free with this entertaining and insightful podcast.
SPAWNED with hosts Kristen and Liz is a humorous, down to earth take on all aspects of parenting. From the dreaded birds and the bees talk to encouraging your daughter’s inner scientist, these ladies cover it all while cracking you up.
Elizabeth Laime is a comedy writer unafraid to tackle the triumphs and tribulations of parenthood of Totally Mommy. This podcast offers a distinctly feminist take on navigating the fraught waters of parenthood. Stay at home moms and working mothers alike will find a welcoming and uplifting space here.
Busy parents sometimes need a little time to unwind or simply hear some friendly reassurance that yes, this stage will pass. These podcasts will make you laugh and guide you in those tough moments.