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The Mom Hour

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Rank #10 in Parenting category

Kids & Family
Parenting
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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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769 Ratings
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So good

By Churlee84 - Sep 29 2019
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I’ve listened to all the episodes and they’re so helpful. Please keep up the good work ladies!

Fun!

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

iTunes Ratings

769 Ratings
Average Ratings
692
39
15
12
11

So good

By Churlee84 - Sep 29 2019
Read more
I’ve listened to all the episodes and they’re so helpful. Please keep up the good work ladies!

Fun!

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

Updated 7 days ago

Rank #10 in Parenting category

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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: Change Is The Only Constant: Episode 184

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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.

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Nov 27 2018
54 mins
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Rank #2: Self-Care As Self-Preservation: Episode 104

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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.

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May 30 2017
44 mins
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Rank #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: Helping Or Helicoptering? (Part 1): Episode 194

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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

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Feb 05 2019
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #6: More Than Mom: Grumpiness

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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

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Jan 27 2019
46 mins
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Rank #7: 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
1 hour 4 mins
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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
53 mins
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Rank #9: Asha Dornfest of Parent Hacks: Voices 01

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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.

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May 13 2016
47 mins
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Rank #10: 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 #11: More Than Mom: Being Alone

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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. Join us for another More Than Mom episode of The Mom Hour!

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Sponsor Spotlight: FabFitFun

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Sponsor Spotlight: UCI’s Division of Continuing Education

Ready to advance your career? UCI’s Division of Continuing Education offers certificate programs and specialized studies programs in everything from business to IT, healthcare, finance, and Law. Classes are offered on campus or online, and registration is open for fall quarter. Visit ce.uci.edu/momhour to learn more and use promo code THEMOMHOUR to save 15% off one course.

Partner Offer: Jane

Jane.com is a boutique daily deals marketplace featuring the latest in women’s fashion trends, home decor, and children’s clothing. With more than 350-500 deals daily, you can score great finds for yourself (like these Strappy Criss-Cross Flip Flops that Sarah LOVES) and your family at fantastic prices. Shop our affiliate link at themomhour.com/jane–and thanks for helping support the show!

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Meagan documented her solo trip in Northern Michigan through micro-essays on Instagram. Check them out on these topics:

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Sep 08 2019
51 mins
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Rank #12: How To Be A Good-Enough Lunch Packer: Episode 170

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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.

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Aug 21 2018
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #13: Morning Routines & Morning Makeovers: Episode 222

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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!)

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Aug 20 2019
55 mins
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Rank #14: 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 #15: 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 #16: 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 #17: Feeding Your Family Without The Guilt with Stacie Billis & Meghan Splawn: Voices 40

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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–join us!

Sponsor Spotlight: Force of Nature

Force of Nature helps you create a safe, nontoxic, and effective cleaning solution at home using their unique technology that turns tap water, plus a capsule of salt, water, and vinegar into a cleaner, deodorizer and disinfectant as effective as bleach. Use code THEMOMHOUR for 40% off & free shipping on the starter kit when you visit forceofnatureclean.com/themomhour.

Sponsor Spotlight: America’s Test Kitchen Kids

The Young Chef’s Club from America’s Test Kitchen Kids is a brand new monthly activity box that gets kids excited about cooking and eating! Each box includes kid-tested, kid-approved recipes that your family can make together, plus hands-on activities, experiments, and fun extras. Get 10% OFF your first subscription box at atkkids.com/themomhour with promo code ATKKIDS10.

Sponsor Spotlight: Teenology

Teenology hair and body care help prevent breakouts caused by parabens in traditional products. Find Teenology Hair on Amazon, OR save 15% off your entire order go to teenologyhair.com/themomhour

Partner Offer: Jane

Jane.com is a boutique daily deals marketplace featuring the latest in women’s fashion trends, home decor, and children’s clothing. With more than 350-500 deals daily, you can score great finds for yourself (like these Wide Leg Button Fly Denim jeans and London Flats that Sarah LOVES) and your family at fantastic prices. Shop our affiliate link at themomhour.com/jane–-and thanks for helping support the show!

Links we mentioned (or should have) in Voices 40:

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Sep 06 2019
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #18: Your Potty Training Questions, Answered: Voices 32

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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

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Jan 04 2019
51 mins
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Rank #19: Listener Questions (Vol.1): Episode 41

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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.

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Feb 29 2016
57 mins
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Rank #20: More Than Mom: The Lives We Didn’t Lead

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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.

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Jul 28 2019
50 mins
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