20 episodes

Join writer Emily Farris and her mom friends every Tuesday as they get real about motherhood. From diversifying our social circles and managing our mental health to bra shopping after breastfeeding and peeing in private, no topic is off limits. Guests include writers, doctors, and other experts, as well as a handful of mothers who may not have a huge platform but whose voices are equally important as we all try to navigate this "new normal" — whatever the hell that means.
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Mother Mother Emily Farris

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 39 Ratings

Join writer Emily Farris and her mom friends every Tuesday as they get real about motherhood. From diversifying our social circles and managing our mental health to bra shopping after breastfeeding and peeing in private, no topic is off limits. Guests include writers, doctors, and other experts, as well as a handful of mothers who may not have a huge platform but whose voices are equally important as we all try to navigate this "new normal" — whatever the hell that means.
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    A Quick Note from Emily

    A Quick Note from Emily

    Hi! Just a quick note from Emily this week. And then I play the whole theme song because I know you love it.
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    The Mother Mother Podcast theme song, "Mother Mother" by Tracy Bonham, is performed by Jocelyn Mackenzie with Harry Bolles.
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    • 2 min
    Managing Maternal Mental Health with Aparna Iyer, MD

    Managing Maternal Mental Health with Aparna Iyer, MD

    Is it okay to take mental health meds when pregnant? What about breastfeeding? Where’s the line between normal new-mom anxiety and full-blown postpartum anxiety? Or is it all just a big murky swamp? Perinatal psychiatrist Aparna Iyer, MD joins writer Emily Farris to answer these questions and so many more in this week’s episode. 
    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
    WomensMentalHealth.org
    Postpartum Support International

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Happy Enough Ever After with Heather Havrilesky

    Happy Enough Ever After with Heather Havrilesky

    For this week’s episode, Emily was thrilled to chat with Ask Polly and Ask Molly columnist Heather Havrilesky, whose new book, "Foreverland: On the Divine Tedium of Marriage" is out February 8. Emily and Heather talk parenting in a pandemic, anxiety, exercise, ambition, what it takes to make a marriage work, and how being a good-enough mom is enough. 
    HEATHER’S NEW BOOK, FOREVERLAND
    Buy it on Amazon
    Buy it on Bookshop
    HEATHER’S OTHER BOOKS
    Heather Havrilesky’s books on Bookshop
    Heather Havrilesky’s books on Amazon
    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
    Treadmill desk
    Emily’s stepper
    Emily’s sparkly socks
    The NYT article we referenced at the end
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    The Mother Mother Podcast theme song, "Mother Mother" by Tracy Bonham, is performed by Jocelyn Mackenzie with Harry Bolles.
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Never Say Never

    Never Say Never

    This podcast just reached a huge milestone! To celebrate (but mostly to take a breather after a rough week and before next week's big episode), Emily recorded from her living room floor and responded to listener voicemails about the things they said they’d never do as a parent, but totally ended up doing once they had kids. 
    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    We All Know Too Much About Nutrition (Burnt Toast Podcast)
    Kindred by Parents | Kindred on Instagram
    This Food Writer Owes Parents an Apology (NY Times Article)
    Dear Moms-to-Be: Never Say Never (What's Up Moms Article)
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    • 28 min
    Parmesan and Perspective with Natasha Bailey

    Parmesan and Perspective with Natasha Bailey

    This week’s guest is Natasha Bailey, a chef, podcaster, cheese expert, and mom of five whose lockdown made Emily appreciate her own a little more. Emily and Natasha talk about medical marijuana, bloody nipples, leaning into formula, balancing compassion and charity with their own mental health, and SO much more.
    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Hungry for Mo Podcast
    Thelma’s Kitchen
    Reconciliation Services
    The Prospect
    I Traded Postpartum Anxiety for Pandemic Anxiety (Article)

    BOOKS MENTIONED: 
    Cheese Sex Death
    Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada Board Book
    Everything is Mama Board Book
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    The Mother Mother Podcast theme song, "Mother Mother" by Tracy Bonham, is performed by Jocelyn Mackenzie with Harry Bolles.
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    • 50 min
    A Collective Postpartum Check-In with Mandy Major

    A Collective Postpartum Check-In with Mandy Major

    This week, Emily is joined by Mandy Major, Founder and CEO of Major Care (a virtual postpartum care company) and creator of the MyFourth App. Emily and Mandy talk doulas, postpartum poops, the best ways to support new parents, and what moms can let go of in 2022. Also, Emily got another voicemail! 
    ARTICLES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Here’s the Scoop on Your First Post-Labor Poop
    Our #MomStrong Culture May Look Great On Instagram, But Here's The Troubling Truth
    9 Things to Know Before You Visit Me and the New Baby
    Why I Used a Doula For My Medicated Birth (and would again)
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    @doulamandy
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    Questions? Comments? Want to advertise? Contact Emily at info@mothermotherpodcast.com.
    Thanks for listening and be sure to subscribe so you get a new episode of Mother Mother every Tuesday! 
    The Mother Mother Podcast theme song, "Mother Mother" by Tracy Bonham, is performed by Jocelyn Mackenzie with Harry Bolles.
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

AllisonMarisa ,

Mother Mother, a motherhood podcast that doesn’t make you cringe.

Emily is a great host with a relatable, witty, & honest approach. This first season has had a great roundup of guests and listener question episodes. Subscribe and spread the word!

Greta M. ,

Relatable, thoughtful, delightful

If you can’t see your mom friends right now, or they live far away, or making mom friends is too awkward and overwhelming - you should probably listen to this podcast and feel like you’re in a friendly, honest conversation with Emily and her guests. There’s a lot of *stuff* around being a mom, and we just need to talk about it. I like listen to this on the rare occasions I drive somewhere by myself.

theblulux ,

Real, real!

Love this real, raw look at motherhood. Guests are diverse and interesting and help me think about life from a new angle. Check it out!

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