46 episodes

They’re expensive, sometimes annoying and the best thing that’s ever happened to us. But there’s so much more to being a mom that no one really talks about. Betches Moms is a podcast that deals with all the real sh*t that happens - like what to do when your toddler figures out TikTok, the fact that the baby’s not the only one who has to wear a diaper after birth, or your mother-in-law constantly criticizing you for eating carbs or drinking coffee. Relax, it’s decaf. Hosts Aleen Dreksler and Brittany Levine share stories and insights, interview guests, and have honest conversations about what it’s really like being, and becoming, a mom. They may not be experts (that’s what the expert guests are for) but they have plenty of opinions and life experience to share. Each week they answer questions about the sides of pregnancy and motherhood that everyone experiences, but you rarely hear about. You know, the moments in between those perfect looking Insta posts. So get ready to lock yourself in the bathroom (or wherever else you hide from your kids) and listen to this podcast. Because you’ll literally never be alone again.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 3.9 • 17 Ratings

They’re expensive, sometimes annoying and the best thing that’s ever happened to us. But there’s so much more to being a mom that no one really talks about. Betches Moms is a podcast that deals with all the real sh*t that happens - like what to do when your toddler figures out TikTok, the fact that the baby’s not the only one who has to wear a diaper after birth, or your mother-in-law constantly criticizing you for eating carbs or drinking coffee. Relax, it’s decaf. Hosts Aleen Dreksler and Brittany Levine share stories and insights, interview guests, and have honest conversations about what it’s really like being, and becoming, a mom. They may not be experts (that’s what the expert guests are for) but they have plenty of opinions and life experience to share. Each week they answer questions about the sides of pregnancy and motherhood that everyone experiences, but you rarely hear about. You know, the moments in between those perfect looking Insta posts. So get ready to lock yourself in the bathroom (or wherever else you hide from your kids) and listen to this podcast. Because you’ll literally never be alone again.

    Rebecca Minkoff On Career And Motherhood

    Rebecca Minkoff On Career And Motherhood

    This week, Brittany is joined by Rebecca Minkoff, co-founder and designer of the Rebecca Minkoff global fashion brand. To begin, Rebecca shares what it’s like being a mom of three while also running a business at the same time. She tells us how she got into the fashion industry, including some of the most valuable lessons from when she first started out. Next, they discuss how she empowers her kids to work hard, and the moment she felt like she was failing as a parent. Plus, they talk about her experience going into maternity leave (and the relatable feeling of wanting to just check out). Finally, Rebecca offers some tips for moms who are re-entering the workforce after maternity leave and the necessary things to ask for when making the return.

    • 37 min
    Being A Messy Mawma Ft. Snooki

    Being A Messy Mawma Ft. Snooki

    On this episode, Brittany is joined by reality TV star and entrepreneur, Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi. To start, they chat and reflect about Snooki's time on Jersey Shore, and why she decided to take some time off for herself. They also chat about Snooki's thoughts on Sissy and Meilani becoming reality TV stars in the future, and being mini-me versions of her and JWoww. Next, they talk all about her brand new wine line, 'Messy Mawma.' Snooki shares how she got into the liquor and wine business, the process behind creating her wines, and how her kids inspired her in the creation of Messy Mawma. Finally, Snooki shares how she finds time to unwind as a busy mom of three and some of the best parts of being a mom (and of course the toughest parts).

    • 24 min
    Aleen’s Birth Story Part 2: When Sh*t Gets Real

    Aleen’s Birth Story Part 2: When Sh*t Gets Real

    Aleen is back to continue sharing how life has been since the birth of her daughter Mila. First, Aleen talks about the impact of the amount of support she received after last week’s episode. Then she discusses her current experience with postpartum anxiety and how she’s managing to navigate through it all. She talks about her struggles with leaving the house, sleeplessness, and just a general feeling of being down. Brittany also shares her experiences in this difficult period, and how she managed to keep going forward despite these emotions. They end the show on a high note, as they both share some of the most rewarding parts of motherhood.

    • 1 hr
    Aleen Shares Her Birth Story & Struggles With Breastfeeding

    Aleen Shares Her Birth Story & Struggles With Breastfeeding

    It’s been two months since the birth of her baby, Mila, and Aleen is back to share her birth story! They dive right into Aleen’s labor and delivery experience, with details on just how chaotic (and not so easy) it was. Plus, she shares a story about her mom taking charge in the delivery room and the final push (with the help of Rusty’s playlist). Then, Aleen tells us about the postpartum challenges she’s been struggling with, including coming to terms with the struggle of breastfeeding and deciding to start weaning. Finally, Aleen answers a listener question about the biggest surprise during her postpartum journey, adjusting to new-mom life, and having a support system.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    WTF Is Newborn Gut Deficiency? Ft. Dr. Tanya Altmann

    WTF Is Newborn Gut Deficiency? Ft. Dr. Tanya Altmann

    This week. Brittany is joined by pediatrician, best-selling author, and medical correspondent, Dr. Tanya Altmann to chat all about infant gut health. To start, Dr. Tanya shares her background and focus in preventative health, nutrition, and sleep. She discusses signs of newborn gut deficiency in babies, what to ask your pediatrician if you see those signs, and steps parents can take to protect their baby's gut microbiome. They get into some practical nutrition tips, common allergies in babies, and how to choose the right probiotic (and what isn't so important when looking for one). Plus, they chat about how to keep children as healthy as possible going into the flu season and whether or not we should expect to see a rise in other illnesses. They wrap with a discussion all about solids, including when to start. weaning from breastfeeding, and what foods are most appropriate when transitioning.

    • 47 min
    What It's Really Like Returning To Work After Having A Baby

    What It's Really Like Returning To Work After Having A Baby

    It's been two weeks since Brittany has officially returned for maternity leave and this week, she is joined once again by Shira Dreksler for this special welcome back episode. To start, Brittany shares how she's feeling and what's been going on now that she's back to work. They also chat about Brittany's difficulty with breastfeeding, parenting without Noah in the house, and getting into that postpartum slump. Shira offers some advice on what she's learned after a year of returning back to work, the realities of the fourth trimester, and how to ignore the need to bounce back after having a baby. Then, it's time for some listener-submitted questions about separating yourself from work while on maternity leave, how much leave you should take, and taking care of a sick toddler around a newborn. Finally, we end with a No Mom Guilt all about balancing parenting, marriage, and personal time alone.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Fiddlegirl93 ,

Great content, awkward pre-recording integration

Love the content and I know from other Betches podcasts they will have some awesome guests with great insight! The hosts are lovely and funny and relatable.

There are a few things that I do find a little off putting. I find the voiceover person talks sooooo slowly and seems almost bored with what she’s saying. There is also so much pre-recorded content that sometimes information gets repeated three or four times (between pre-recorded and live), especially with the ads. The way the ads are integrated is very distracting and not very easy to skip through (there are frequent, shorter ads all throughout the episode). I think it could be edited in a way that makes it a little bit more seamless.

At this point it isn’t bad enough to deter me from listening, but it does make it a little more “involved” then just popping on my headphones and listening straight through.

Misssoroya ,

Great Listen

I love listening to Betches Moms. They are relatable and have great information. I have two kids (5 years old and 18 months) I am only at the beginning but hoping there is more information for older kids too!! It’s been fun following their pregnancy journey and I am looking forward to hearing from them once they have their new babies!!

JessdoesCX ,

Just what I needed

Found this podcast searching for some help with body image and pregnancy, loved it and will keep listening!

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