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The Mom Hour

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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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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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733 Ratings
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Fun!

By Mipsta2 - Aug 07 2019
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Perfect for my hour drive to the NICU!

Love this podcast!

By arstrob - Jul 01 2019
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I love Megan and Sarah, they are so uplifting, real and entertaining!

iTunes Ratings

733 Ratings
Average Ratings
663
33
14
12
11

Fun!

By Mipsta2 - Aug 07 2019
Read more
Perfect for my hour drive to the NICU!

Love this podcast!

By arstrob - Jul 01 2019
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I love Megan and Sarah, they are so uplifting, real and entertaining!
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The Mom Hour

Updated 12 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: More Than Mom: Fall!

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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!

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Sep 23 2018
57 mins
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Rank #2: 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
52 mins
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Rank #3: Should I Get Pregnant Again? Episode 187

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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

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Dec 18 2018
51 mins
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Rank #4: Let’s Discuss “Sports Parenting”: Episode 18

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Meagan has never identified as a "sports parent," but this fall she has four kids in four different sports. Sarah is still learning to find the balance between protecting precious time at home and allowing her younger kids to explore different activities.

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Sep 01 2015
42 mins
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Rank #5: December Intentions For Busy Moms: 2018 Holiday Special #2

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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

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Nov 30 2018
29 mins
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Rank #6: 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
47 mins
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Rank #7: 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
55 mins
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Rank #8: 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
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #9: 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
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #10: Family Budgets & Personal Finance: Episode 205

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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!

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Apr 23 2019
54 mins
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Rank #11: Fall Love, Fall Envy, Fall Favorites: Episode 22

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Where Meagan lives in Michigan, temperatures are dropping and leaves are turning. For Sarah in SoCal, people just wish those things were true. Join us as we laugh about everyone's favorite season to talk about - from Pumpkin Spice Lattes to late-90s J. Crew pea coats.

We also share a few ideas for bringing fall into the kitchen, no matter what the thermometer says outdoors. Enjoy Episode 22, and thanks for listening!

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Oct 06 2015
41 mins
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Rank #12: “Mommy Needs Wine” & Other Problematic Mom-Tropes: Episode 183

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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

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Nov 20 2018
51 mins
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Rank #13: More Than Mom: Musical Theater

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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

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Oct 14 2018
48 mins
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Rank #14: More Than Mom: Splurges & Saves

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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!).

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Aug 26 2018
55 mins
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Rank #15: Parenting Siblings (Host Swap With Edit Your Life’s Asha Dornfest): Episode 212

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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.

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Jun 11 2019
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #16: Road Trips & Air Travel With Babies, Toddlers, & Littles: Episode 185

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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

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Dec 04 2018
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #17: Screen Time Strategies Through The Years: Episode 209

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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.

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May 21 2019
58 mins
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Rank #18: Getting Outside With Kids: Episode 204

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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.

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Apr 16 2019
53 mins
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Rank #19: Listener Questions & Our Advice: Episode 210

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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!

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May 28 2019
52 mins
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Rank #20: Things We Shouldn’t Have Freaked Out About (As New Moms): Episode 19

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Once upon a time, Meagan and Sarah were new moms. And we worried - a lot. Years later, we look back at some of the things we could have lightened up about just a tad. (Or a lot.) Episode 19 is for new moms - and anyone who can remember being one. We talk about agonizing over ounces pumped and hours slept (or not slept), and offer a little perspective from where we are now.

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Sep 15 2015
54 mins
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