The Motherly Podcast features honest conversations about modern motherhood with inspiring leaders—who also happen to be mothers. These incredible women, like Kristen Bell, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and Gabrielle Union, are helping to redefine motherhood, using their voices to uplift women with practical ideas and expert insights. The Webby Award winning podcast is hosted each week by Liz Tenety, an award-winning journalist and co-founder of Motherly.
Girlology’s Dr. Melisa Holmes on Talking to Your Kids about Puberty
In this episode, co-founder, and CEO of Girlology, Dr. Melisa Holmes, explains how to talk to your kids—both boys, girls, and gender nonconforming children—about reproductive health and sex from early childhood into their teen years so they can navigate puberty with confidence.
Dr. Christina Johns on handling medical emergencies and cold season
In this episode, Liz speaks with Dr. Christina Johns, who is a pediatrician, a pediatric emergency physician and senior medical advisor at PM Pediatric Care that is a specialized pediatric urgent care with locations across the country -- they tackle topics like how to survive cold, flu, and COVID season, as well as how to avoid common medical emergencies.
Dr. Yesmean Wahdan on navigating contraception options and how being a mom has shaped her perspective
In this episode, Liz talks with Dr. Yesmean Wahdan, OBGYN and the Vice President of U.S. Medical Affairs at Bayer Women’s Healthcare, about what women need to know about their contraception options and how motherhood has shaped her perspective as a healthcare provider and advocate for women.
Actress Diane Kruger on her new children’s book and why we need to better support moms in the U.S.
In this episode, actress Diane Kruger talks to Liz about her new children's book, what storytelling and literature have meant to her throughout her life, and what raising her daughter partly in Europe has taught her about ways that we could better support mothers in the US.
Holocaust survivor Dr. Edith Eger and her daughter Dr. Marianne Engle on trauma and resilience
Holocaust survivor and renowned trauma and healing psychologist Dr. Edith Eger and her daughter Dr. Marianne Engle, a licensed psychologist herself, talk about the new edition of their book The Gift: 14 Lessons to Save Your Life, and how we can find meaning, purpose, and resilient through even the most challenging times -- and help guide our children through their own suffering.
Jazmyn Simon on navigating different stages of motherhood and raising kids to love themselves
In this episode, Liz talks with actress Jazmyn Simon about all stages of motherhood, from her experience with hyperemesis gravidarum during pregnancy, to seeing her daughter off to college, to the moment that inspired her to write her new children’s book, Most Perfect You.