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Okayest Moms: The Podcast is a community and podcast for modern moms hosted by Brittany and Heather. We believe in embracing imperfections, fostering inclusivity, and providing a safe space for unfiltered conversations about motherhood, self-care, reality TV, and more. We value humor and we celebrate the unique experiences and perspectives of moms from all walks of life, while normalizing imperfect motherhood. Join us as we navigate the joys and challenges of motherhood, celebrate the multi-faceted identities of moms, and empower each other to be more than *just* mom.

Okayest Moms: The Podcast Brittany Garner & Heather McTaggart

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 43 Ratings

Okayest Moms: The Podcast is a community and podcast for modern moms hosted by Brittany and Heather. We believe in embracing imperfections, fostering inclusivity, and providing a safe space for unfiltered conversations about motherhood, self-care, reality TV, and more. We value humor and we celebrate the unique experiences and perspectives of moms from all walks of life, while normalizing imperfect motherhood. Join us as we navigate the joys and challenges of motherhood, celebrate the multi-faceted identities of moms, and empower each other to be more than *just* mom.

    170. A Little Life Catch Up and An Announcement

    170. A Little Life Catch Up and An Announcement

    Brittany and Heather share a life update, and share an announcement about the pod. Make sure to follow us on Instagram!

    • 11 min
    169. Music Appreciation in Every Day Life with Jamie Kolnick

    169. Music Appreciation in Every Day Life with Jamie Kolnick

    In this episode, we chat with Jamie Kolnick of Jam With Jamie all about how to bring music into your own home and why music education is so important for kids.







    Founder and CEO of Jam With Jamie, a nationwide children's entertainment company joins us to talk about the importance of music appreciation with children of all ages. Jamie also shares about life as a mother and entrepreneur, and how she makes it all work.















    About Jamie







    Jamie Kolnick is a woman of many hats- entrepreneur, philanthropist, writer and performer are a few of those roles. She is a mother of three, the Founder/CEO of Jam with Jamie, a nationwide children’s music entertainment company, and the Co-founder of The “Epstein Reach for the Stars Scholarship Foundation” in memory of her parents and brother who have passed away.







    From Off-Broadway as the lead in “Wanda’s Monster" with music by Laurie Berkner to creating and starring in a highly awarded web series, Jamie has extensive experience in the theatrical and television world as a performer, producer, creator and writer. She has become a star personality in the parenting world through Jam with Jamie and is a familiar voice to families worldwide. Her upcoming children's music festival "Little Jam Fest" will launch March 3, 2024 in Miami.







    Jamie lives in her hometown of Miami with her husband and kiddos, Zach (7), Evan (5) and Zoey (2). 







    Follow Jam With Jamie, and Jamie Kolnick on Instagram.

    • 29 min
    168. Creating Resiliency In Kids With Michelle Icard

    168. Creating Resiliency In Kids With Michelle Icard

    We talk to Michelle Icard, author of Eight Setbacks That Can Make A Child A Success, about letting our kids make mistakes, and how to help them work through them.















    about michelle icard







    Michelle Icard has worked with parents, children, and teachers for more than 20 years, creating curriculum, books, and programs that help them better understand and navigate early adolescence. 







    Michelle is the author of three books on this subject. Her latest, 8 Setbacks That Can Make a Child a Success: What to Do and What to Say to Turn “Failures’ into Character-Building Moments (2023) is an invaluable playbook for anxious parents everywhere, ensuring that a child’s mistakes or rebellions don’t become the headline of their childhood, but instead become a launch pad to a better future. 







    She has two young adult children who mostly live elsewhere these days, which leaves lots of time for walking her dogs, binging shows, and puzzling (crossword and jigsaw) with her husband in Charlotte, North Carolina. 







    Follow Michelle on Instagram, or join her parenting group on Facebook.

    • 28 min
    167. Listener Q&A with S3x Debbie – Part 2

    167. Listener Q&A with S3x Debbie – Part 2

    Pardon our lack of intro in this episode but we had to bring you your sex questions answered with Debbie. Enjoy part 2 of our most requested episode!















    about debbie







    Debbie was the girl that bought in a book from the library into primary school to teach her friends about sex. The teenager who tore agony aunt pages from magazines and kept them in files for future reference. The student who held Ann Summers parties and held open conversations about sex. She went on to gain my BA (Hons) in Criminology & Sociology - focusing on Sex and Sex Education in Society. Since then she has gone on to complete a Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy (with Distinction).







    Sex and relationships has always fascinated her. From grown ups embarrassment and awkwardness, to social scripts and pressures and enjoyment for all. She wants to make it easier for you, to have those conversations, to help yourselves and to normalise sex and relationships for all. To improve our understanding, and accept and embrace sex and what that means to us as individuals.







    GET READY FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR WITH ESSENTIAL CALENDAR!







    Ready or not, the school year is just around the corner! Drop offs, pick ups, sports, lessons, activities, birthday parties- it’s all coming back at once, and you’re going to need a way to keep it all straight!







    With the Essential Calendar Quarterly Calendar Club you’ll receive a new calendar every 3 months and get a discounted subscription rate of 10% off. Each calendar is 3 months- at a glance, making sure you don’t overbook, or under-book depending on how many extroverts you have in your family.







    Click here to get 10% off your order at The Essential Calendar!







    SAVE TIME WITH HELLO FRESH







    With the busy back to school season just around the corner, there has never been a better time to try Hello Fresh. With Hello Fresh, you get everything you need to get dinner on the table delivered directly to your door. You choose the meals from their weekly menu, how many servings you’d like it to be and they do the rest! No more trips to the grocery store, or endless hours of meal planning because you can do that all in one step with Hello Fresh! And if your plans change you can easily skip a week on their user-friendly app.







    Okayest Moms listeners can get 18 meals free (50% off your first 4 boxes), making the price per serving under $5! To get this deal, just click here and complete your order. 

    • 17 min
    166. Let’s Talk About S3x with Debbie – Part 1

    166. Let’s Talk About S3x with Debbie – Part 1

    Our number one most requested episode! Sex educator, Debbie Bere, joins us to talk about sex after kids.















    about debbie







    Debbie was the girl that bought in a book from the library into primary school to teach her friends about sex. The teenager who tore agony aunt pages from magazines and kept them in files for future reference. The student who held Ann Summers parties and held open conversations about sex. She went on to gain my BA (Hons) in Criminology & Sociology - focusing on Sex and Sex Education in Society. Since then she has gone on to complete a Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy (with Distinction).







    Sex and relationships has always fascinated her. From grown ups embarrassment and awkwardness, to social scripts and pressures and enjoyment for all. She wants to make it easier for you, to have those conversations, to help yourselves and to normalise sex and relationships for all. To improve our understanding, and accept and embrace sex and what that means to us as individuals.







    things we mention







    Gottman Love Cards







    GET READY FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR WITH ESSENTIAL CALENDAR!







    Ready or not, the school year is just around the corner! Drop offs, pick ups, sports, lessons, activities, birthday parties- it’s all coming back at once, and you’re going to need a way to keep it all straight!







    With the Essential Calendar Quarterly Calendar Club you’ll receive a new calendar every 3 months and get a discounted subscription rate of 10% off. Each calendar is 3 months- at a glance, making sure you don’t overbook, or under-book depending on how many extroverts you have in your family.







    Click here to get 10% off your order at The Essential Calendar!







    SAVE TIME WITH HELLO FRESH







    With the busy back to school season just around the corner, there has never been a better time to try Hello Fresh. With Hello Fresh, you get everything you need to get dinner on the table delivered directly to your door. You choose the meals from their weekly menu, how many servings you’d like it to be and they do the rest! No more trips to the grocery store, or endless hours of meal planning because you can do that all in one step with Hello Fresh! And if your plans change you can easily skip a week on their user-friendly app.







    Okayest Moms listeners can get 18 meals free (50% off your first 4 boxes), making the price per serving under $5! To get this deal, just click here and complete your order. 

    • 45 min
    165. Female Friendships Through the Hard Sh!t with Olivia Howell

    165. Female Friendships Through the Hard Sh!t with Olivia Howell

    Life is hard, and knowing exactly what to say to show your loved ones you care can be even harder. Olivia Howell, creator of the Fresh Starts Registry, and co-author of Simple Scripts to Support Your People: What to Say When You Don't Know How to Say joins us to discuss how to keep your female friendships alive even when life is busy.















    Meet olivia howell







    Olivia Howell is the co-founder and CEO of Fresh Starts Registry, the first and only platform for everything you need to begin again, including divorce or breakup, moving, career changes, stepping into your truth, or starting again after grief. After her own divorce in 2019, Olivia had an 'aha moment' when she realized that we celebrate weddings and babies with a registry, but in the moments we really need to restock our life, like divorce, job loss, or any brave decision and major life change, we need the support, both in the form of support items for your home and the experts who become our hype team. From there, Fresh Starts Registry was born, the first Support Registry and Divorce Registry - and the only platform which aggregates support experts for all life changes and supports the Fresh Starts Experts in their marketing, business, and public relations. Olivia is also the co-host of the top rated podcast, A Fresh Story, and the co-author of Simple Scripts to Support Your People: What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say.







    You can find Olivia on Instagram.







    things we mention







    Buy a copy of Simple Scripts to Support Your People: What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say now!







    GET READY FOR the school year WITH ESSENTIAL CALENDAR!







    Ready or not, the school year is just around the corner! Drop offs, pick ups, sports, lessons, activities, birthday parties- it's all coming back at once, and you're going to need a way to keep it all straight!







    With the Essential Calendar Quarterly Calendar Club you'll receive a new calendar every 3 months and get a discounted subscription rate of 10% off. Each calendar is 3 months- at a glance, making sure you don’t overbook, or under-book depending on how many extroverts you have in your family.







    Click here to get 10% off your order at The Essential Calendar!







    SAVE TIME WITH HELLO FRESH







    With the busy back to school season just around the corner, there has never been a better time to try Hello Fresh. With Hello Fresh, you get everything you need to get dinner on the table delivered directly to your door. You choose the meals from their weekly menu, how many servings you’d like it to be and they do the rest! No more trips to the grocery store, or endless hours of meal planning because you can do that all in one step with Hello Fresh! And if your plans change you can easily skip a week on their user-friendly app.







    Okayest Moms listeners can get 18 meals free (50% off your first 4 boxes), making the price per serving under $5! To get this deal, just click here and complete your order. 







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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

winecouple24 ,

Keeping it real!

I have been listening to Heather and Brittany for awhile now. I listen to them on my long commute and it is the highlight of my week. People driving past me much think I have lost it because I am laughing and smiling as they breakdown the realities of motherhood. They also bring in some great guests too but I literally could listen to them and their stories all day long.

TamiHackbarth ,

Friends Who Laugh Together

Make me laugh and they help me chill out about my parenting.

I have been a guest and they made me laugh when we were recording too.

@quietbookqueen ,

I think we'd be friends!

I just love their dynamic. Brittany and Heather are relatable and fun, but also aren’t afraid to stand up for important social issues. I feel a part of their conversation, and I find myself nodding or smiling all the time. They validate my feelings and it's nice to know I'm not the only one!

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