35 episodes

This is the podcast for moms who feel like they’re in the middle of it all—the chaos, the joy, the struggle—and are ready to get real about it all. Evanka Osmak hosts a national sports show late at night, and Melanie Ng is a news anchor on a morning show at the crack of dawn. Each week, these two friends will meet in the middle of their busy days to talk all things parenting. Tune in for Evanka and Mel’s own stories about the good and the bad, advice from experts and honest discussion. The reality is whether you’re a working mom, a stay-at-home dad, mom of many, mom of one, aunt of some, godmother of any—it’s hard! And it helps to know you’re not alone.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

This is the podcast for moms who feel like they’re in the middle of it all—the chaos, the joy, the struggle—and are ready to get real about it all. Evanka Osmak hosts a national sports show late at night, and Melanie Ng is a news anchor on a morning show at the crack of dawn. Each week, these two friends will meet in the middle of their busy days to talk all things parenting. Tune in for Evanka and Mel’s own stories about the good and the bad, advice from experts and honest discussion. The reality is whether you’re a working mom, a stay-at-home dad, mom of many, mom of one, aunt of some, godmother of any—it’s hard! And it helps to know you’re not alone.

    The truth about pandemic pregnancy

    The truth about pandemic pregnancy

    It’s been a year since everyone’s lives were flipped upside down because of Covid-19. Working from home, home-schooling our kids, and managing family expectations. It’s been hard.

    Now imagine getting pregnant and delivering a baby during a pandemic? OH wait…that’s exactly what happened to many of us this past year. Including our very own Evanka!

    In this episode, we dive into the world of pandemic pregnancy to share the ugly truths everyone is scared to talk about.

    • 32 min
    Taking care of mom’s mental health

    Taking care of mom’s mental health

    At this point, the pandemic is feeling like a marathon with no finish line in sight. If you’re a parent struggling to keep up with virtual learning, a spouse finding it hard to keep the peace with your partner, an employee fighting distraction while working from home, or all three (!!), the burnout is real. So how do we carry on and ensure that our mental health is taken care of?

    • 30 min
    Keeping women in the workforce

    Keeping women in the workforce

    Since the pandemic began, millions of Canadian women are struggling to juggle child care, household responsibilities, and paying jobs. Saying it hasn’t been easy is an understatement. Trust us, we’re right there with you! Now, recent reports are coming out with discouraging data that shows women are leaving the workforce. What does this say about our fight for gender equality? And how can we stop the backwards slide? To help us answer these tough questions we’re joined by Dr. Sonia Kang. Sonia holds the Canada Research Chair in Identity, Diversity, & Inclusion and is an associate professor of organizational behavior and human resources management at University of Toronto. She’s also the host of her own podcast, For the Love of Work.

    • 31 min
    Are you getting enough sleep during the pandemic?

    Are you getting enough sleep during the pandemic?

    If you said no, you’re not alone. Maybe this sounds familiar: As you head off to bed late at night, you have to remind your pre-teen (for the millionth time) to also hit the sack. In the other room your wee toddler can’t seem to get into a bedtime rhythm. Or maybe all the heavy news has you tossing and turning. Sleep has become one of the biggest challenges during COVID-19, so we turned to the go-to sleep expert, Alanna McGinn, to help us catch some much needed Z’s.

    • 28 min
    How to talk to your kids about racism

    How to talk to your kids about racism

    We, like many of you, have been watching the protests around the world, reading and listening to Black voices and having challenging conversations about race and racism in our lives. Systemic racism and social injustice have been happening for centuries but it’s only been a problem for some. And finally the world is waking up to it. But in order for this revolution to have positive change on our futures, and the futures of our little ones, parents need to include their kids in the conversation. So how do you do that? How can you engage them in meaningful and effective ways that they will understand? This episode we’re joined by Sportsnet personality and father of one, Donnovan Bennett, and writer and mom of two, Natalie Preddie.

    • 34 min
    Making sense of money in a Pandemic

    Making sense of money in a Pandemic

    We’ve all been affected financially by COVID-19. And when times get tough it’s easy to feel like you’re spiralling out of control. So how do you rein in your spending and rethink money to regain your power? Is it by deferring your mortgage? Or cutting subscriptions? Even if you’re still getting a paycheque, what can you do to make the most of this extraordinary time? This week we’re talking to certified financial planner, author and mother of two, Shannon Lee Simmons.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

EricaBushwell ,

Awesome podcast!

Evanka, host of the Moms in the Middle podcast, highlights all aspects of parenting, family and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!

Evanka, host of the Moms In The Middle podcast, highlight all aspects of parenting, family and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

malfoxley ,

Great show!

The hosts of the Moms in the Middle podcast, highlight all aspects of parenting and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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