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The Mom Hour

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Rank #10 in Parenting category

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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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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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This Podcast is Doing Great Things

By abyard16 - May 30 2020
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I adore this podcast. Meagan and Sarah are so helpful, supportive, open-minded, and down to Earth. They are very intentional about everything they do and I truly believe they are making the world a better place for families. Their information is relevant, non-judgey, inspirational, and FUN! Listening to them is like chatting with girlfriends and helps me feel uplifted, hopeful, and not alone. I love the pandemic perspectives and it really helps me understand the significance of getting through this situation together. I am so grateful for this podcast and the work they are doing 💗💗💗

Friends I’ve Never Met

By andoria4 - May 28 2020
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I found this podcast around the time I had my first baby (4 years ago) and since then it has been a constant source of comfort and entertainment. I truly feel like Sarah and Meagan are my friends (and I wish they were!). Thank you for your work!

iTunes Ratings

950 Ratings
Average Ratings
848
51
23
14
14

This Podcast is Doing Great Things

By abyard16 - May 30 2020
Read more
I adore this podcast. Meagan and Sarah are so helpful, supportive, open-minded, and down to Earth. They are very intentional about everything they do and I truly believe they are making the world a better place for families. Their information is relevant, non-judgey, inspirational, and FUN! Listening to them is like chatting with girlfriends and helps me feel uplifted, hopeful, and not alone. I love the pandemic perspectives and it really helps me understand the significance of getting through this situation together. I am so grateful for this podcast and the work they are doing 💗💗💗

Friends I’ve Never Met

By andoria4 - May 28 2020
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I found this podcast around the time I had my first baby (4 years ago) and since then it has been a constant source of comfort and entertainment. I truly feel like Sarah and Meagan are my friends (and I wish they were!). Thank you for your work!
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The Mom Hour

Latest release on Oct 27, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: More Than Mom: Smartphone Apps We Can’t Live Without

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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!

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Mar 10 2019

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Rank #2: More Than Mom: Products We Love

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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

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Feb 24 2019

55mins

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Rank #3: More Than Mom: Clutter

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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

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Nov 11 2018

52mins

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Rank #4: Potty Training & Other Bathroom Matters: Episode 156

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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

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May 15 2018

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Rank #5: Mom Myths & Mom Truths: Episode 234

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Heartburn in pregnancy means babies born with lots of hair; boys are harder when they're little, girls are harder later on; third babies are super chill: These are just a few myths and supposed truths that beg to be tested by reality. We asked YOU, our listeners, to help us come up with as many mom myths as possible, and in Episode 234 Meagan and Sarah discuss whether they've held true for our combined eight kids.

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Nov 12 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #6: Productivity & Time Management Tips For Moms: Episode 169

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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).

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Aug 14 2018

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Rank #7: Regional Parenting Differences (Host-Swap With What Fresh Hell’s Margaret Ables): Episode 127

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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)

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Nov 07 2017

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Rank #8: Home Management Systems That Work (For Now): Episode 220

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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.

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Aug 06 2019

53mins

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Rank #9: More Than Mom: Small Habits That Make A Big Difference

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Overhauls and reinventions sound attractive, but they can be overwhelming and even cause us to crash and burn before we ever see results. We’re both interested in the role small habits and little improvements play in our daily rhythms, productivity, and overall happiness—we’re even reading books on the topic! Join Meagan and Sarah for a totally achievable approach to resetting our good habits and improving the ones that aren’t serving us as we head into the new year.

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Jan 12 2020

54mins

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Rank #10: How To REALLY Help A New Mom: LIVE From Newport Beach

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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

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Sep 01 2017

51mins

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Rank #11: Staying Organized & Motivated As A Full-Time Working Mom with Sarah Hart-Unger: Voices 44

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A full-time physician with three young kids and a couple of side hustles, Sarah Hart-Unger relies on some time-tested systems to make sure she doesn’t miss a meeting, carves out space for her own creativity, and prioritizes date nights with her partner. She’s here to share tips and ideas with Sarah Powers as they chat all things planners, planning, goal-setting, and to-do list management in this month’s Voices interview episode.

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Jan 10 2020

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Rank #12: When You’re Feeling Criticized, Remember This: Episode 165

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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

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Jul 17 2018

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Rank #13: Laid-Back Mom vs. Type A Mom: Episode 121

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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:

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Sep 26 2017

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Rank #14: Motherhood & FOMO: Episode 219

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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.

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Jul 30 2019

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Rank #15: 10 Habits of Happy Moms (Part 2): Episode 138

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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

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Jan 16 2018

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Rank #16: More Than Mom: Fall Fitness Update

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Meagan and Sarah have been lifting weights this fall! After bemoaning our fitness situation back in late summer, we got (sorta) serious about doing trainer-led workouts--and we found a way to do it "together," remotely! In today's More Than Mom episode we're full of updates, from how sore we are to what changes we've noticed after 6+ weeks of weight training. We also discuss where we want to go from here with our fitness routine, tips for working with a trainer or accountability group, how we feel about smartphone apps for fitness, and more.

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Nov 10 2019

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Rank #17: First Babies Vs. The Rest: Episode 179

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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.

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Oct 23 2018

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Rank #18: Helping Or Helicoptering? (Part 2): Episode 195

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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.

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Feb 12 2019

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Rank #19: The Life-Changing Magic of Opting Out: Episode 161

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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.

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Jun 19 2018

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Rank #20: Knowing Yourself As A Mom: Episode 203

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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!

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Apr 09 2019

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