Rank #1: Knowing Yourself As A Mom: Episode 203
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!
Rank #2: Raising Siblings Who Like Each Other: The Mom Hour, Episode 29
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).
Rank #3: 10 Habits of Happy Moms (Part 1): The Mom Hour, Episode 137
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
Rank #4: Bedtime Routines at Every Stage: The Mom Hour, Episode 80
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.
Rank #5: Self-Care As Self-Preservation: Episode 104
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.
Rank #6: Parenting Only Children & Loving The Teen Years With Karen Walrond: Voices 34
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.
Rank #7: Things We Shouldn’t Have Freaked Out About (As New Moms): The Mom Hour, Episode 19
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.
Rank #8: Routines For A Happy Mom-Life: The Mom Hour, Episode 20
Routines are powerful. When they're just right, we feel energized and balanced. When they're a little off, we feel unsettled. And when they completely fall by the wayside, we sometimes need a complete reset to get back on track (looking at you, back-to-school season).
Rank #9: The Nitty-Gritty of Keeping a Clean-Enough House: The Mom Hour, Episode 64
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,
Rank #10: Productivity & Time Management Tips For Moms: The Mom Hour, Episode 169
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).
Rank #11: Calendar Tips & To-Do List Strategies: The Mom Hour, Episode 83
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,
Rank #12: Routines, Rituals, and Traditions (Part 1): Episode 128
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!).
Rank #13: Are You “Done” Having Babies? The Mom Hour, Episode 7
When listener Jacquie emailed us this question, we knew right away we wanted to answer it on the show: I am contemplating having one more baby. [Having three kids] is pretty unusual in my area/social circles so I don’t have a lot of people to ask. What surprised you about having a third baby? Are there things
Rank #14: Chores, Life Skills, & Household Contributions: The Mom Hour, Episode 191
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
Rank #15: Laid-Back Mom vs. Type A Mom: The Mom Hour, Episode 121
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:
Rank #16: Making Mornings Easier: The Mom Hour, Episode 67
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
Rank #17: Stuff, Junk & Things: The Mom Hour, Episode 35
(alternate title: The Non-Konmari Method of Dealing with Loads of C-R-A-P Year After Year)
Rank #18: More Than Mom: Clutter!
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
Rank #19: 10 Habits of Happy Moms (Part 2): The Mom Hour, Episode 138
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
Rank #20: Stay At Home, Work Full-Time, Or Something In Between? The Mom Hour, Episode 105
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