Being a parent is a full-time job; when can you find the time to sharpen your skills as a mom or dad in the daily rush? In our current explosion of podcasts there are many terrific resources for eager parents, but don’t waste your time sifting through duds.
We’ve collected helpful and just plain fun parenting podcasts together in one convenient list. Download the latest episodes and have a listen on your way to work or during the afternoon soccer carpool. But hit “play” before you hit the gas – let the record show we don’t endorse distracted driving!
Did that get your attention? “The Boob Group” is a podcast entirely focused on breastfeeding. Hosted by lactation expert Sunny Gault, the podcast does a bang-up job of being supportive of all mothers regardless of their positions on breastfeeding vs. bottlefeeding.
Produced and hosted by two Slate editors, this podcast bares all when it comes to parenting. The hosts dive into their parenting successes and failures with equal candor, offering nuggets of wisdom for regular listeners.
Susan Cain is the bestselling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. In this podcast she applies her knowledge to parenting an introvert and the inherent challenges that come with the territory.
If you prefer insight over discussion download an episode of “Mamalode.” The podcast features parenting essays read by their authors so you can learn some new actionable parenting tips while heading to the grocery store or taking care of the yard work.
Does your temper sometimes get the best of you? “Little Sprigs” focuses on cultivating a peaceful relationship with your young children. The podcast centers on parenting without the use of bribes, threats, or punishments to forge a more lasting connection with your child.
If you don’t have time to attend a book club or just drink wine with some fellow moms, “The Mom Hour” has you covered. The hosts have eight children between them, and the fun conversations are candid, casual, and authentic.
Winner of the 2016 Iris Award for best parenting podcast, “Spawned” is hosted by two moms, Kristen Chase and Liz Gumbinner. This podcast features lively and rapidfire discussion about parenting news and tips. Keep an ear open for the occasional celebrity guest!
This “adults only” podcast features plenty of swearing and a frank look at the realities of parenting. A comedic look at parenthood, “One Bad Mother” makes for a comforting and enlightening listen when the kids are safely away at school.
Searching for more entertainment recommendations? Head on over to our list of favorite book club books. While you’re deep in the trenches of parenting don’t forget to document your journey – one day those messy floors will be cherished memories! Keep those memories safe with a Picture Keeper Connect – just plug it in and never miss a moment.