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As someone who was previously terrified of childbirth, parenthood and all that follows, I’m pulling back the curtain on all of it. Every now and then it may get a little messy. We may share a little TMI, but that’s why you’re here, right? Secret Mom Hacks covers topics every first-time mom needs: self-care and worthiness, mental and physical health, joy and grief in motherhood, fun family activities, creating happy memories, unique parenting obstacles, and more.

This podcast is for new moms, busy working moms and mompreneurs who want pregnancy hacks, new mommy tips, seek progress over perfection, and wish to model the best version of themselves for the precious, tiny humans looking up to us.

Listeners can expect new episodes every week that are positive, helpful, honest, and relatable that help every parent learn and grow - no matter how old your child is. You’ll leave every episode feeling refreshed and inspired, filled with hope and feeling better equipped, knowing you’re not on this mom journey alone. There’s a lot of subject matter to cover when it comes to #momlife and we’re leaving no stone unturned!

Follow Secret Mom Hacks on your favorite podcast platform and check out show notes for every episode at SecretMomHacks.com. Connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter via the handle @secretmomhacks.

When I became a new mom at age 35, I was a busy music industry publicist, filled with questions and anxiety. Life has a way of delivering experiences that help us confront those things. I’ve been through situations where I wished another full-time working mom who’d been through similar trenches could come alongside me, share a few inspiring words, and cheer me on through this uncharted territory. I’ve learned invaluable things from my circle of support - and I know that’s not something every new mom has. I hope you find that here.

Krista Dykes is a 2005 Phi Rho Pi Gold Award winner in Persuasive Speaking, Communication Analysis, and Poetry Interpretation. She has worked on award-winning communications projects and campaigns in the online insurance lead space and the country music industry. In February of 2023, she transitioned from her music industry media relations role to full-time mompreneur - with the official launch of Secret Mom Hacks on March 1, 2023.

Secret Mom Hacks: Mom Life & Parenting Tips for Busy First Time Moms Krista Dykes

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 72 Ratings

As someone who was previously terrified of childbirth, parenthood and all that follows, I’m pulling back the curtain on all of it. Every now and then it may get a little messy. We may share a little TMI, but that’s why you’re here, right? Secret Mom Hacks covers topics every first-time mom needs: self-care and worthiness, mental and physical health, joy and grief in motherhood, fun family activities, creating happy memories, unique parenting obstacles, and more.

This podcast is for new moms, busy working moms and mompreneurs who want pregnancy hacks, new mommy tips, seek progress over perfection, and wish to model the best version of themselves for the precious, tiny humans looking up to us.

Listeners can expect new episodes every week that are positive, helpful, honest, and relatable that help every parent learn and grow - no matter how old your child is. You’ll leave every episode feeling refreshed and inspired, filled with hope and feeling better equipped, knowing you’re not on this mom journey alone. There’s a lot of subject matter to cover when it comes to #momlife and we’re leaving no stone unturned!

Follow Secret Mom Hacks on your favorite podcast platform and check out show notes for every episode at SecretMomHacks.com. Connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter via the handle @secretmomhacks.

When I became a new mom at age 35, I was a busy music industry publicist, filled with questions and anxiety. Life has a way of delivering experiences that help us confront those things. I’ve been through situations where I wished another full-time working mom who’d been through similar trenches could come alongside me, share a few inspiring words, and cheer me on through this uncharted territory. I’ve learned invaluable things from my circle of support - and I know that’s not something every new mom has. I hope you find that here.

Krista Dykes is a 2005 Phi Rho Pi Gold Award winner in Persuasive Speaking, Communication Analysis, and Poetry Interpretation. She has worked on award-winning communications projects and campaigns in the online insurance lead space and the country music industry. In February of 2023, she transitioned from her music industry media relations role to full-time mompreneur - with the official launch of Secret Mom Hacks on March 1, 2023.

    Athleisure clothes: The best active summer outfits for moms | Ep. 76

    Athleisure clothes: The best active summer outfits for moms | Ep. 76

    Since we're in the throes of summer, today we're diving into essential athleisure and athletic wear for active moms balancing fitness and family.
    The summer heat may be uncomfortable, but you don't have to be! Today's episode covers everything from moisture-wicking tops and bottoms to must-have accessories that keep you cool and stylish all summer long. Hear my lessons learned from thigh-chafing during runs to finding the perfect skort for park playdates. I'm spilling all the tea in this week's episode with a curated list of athleisure must-haves.
    Whether you're running errands or on the treadmill, this episode is packed with tips to keep you comfortable and active. Tune in now!
    Read my show notes HERE to learn more.
    Get every new episode of Secret Mom Hacks delivered to your inbox by subscribing for free HERE!
    Connect with Secret Mom Hacks:
    Join newsletter: https://www.secretmomhacks.com/about/#/portal/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@secretmomhacksLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristamischell/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretmomhacks/
    Listen to these episodes next:
    Workouts for moms at home: My top fitness YouTube Channels for easy at-home strength and cardio | Ep. 62Why running is the perfect workout for busy moms | Ep. 23Healthy snacks for busy moms & active family tips to encourage heart-healthy habits | Ep. 56
    Favorite resources for listeners:
    Instacart for grocery delivery - use code KFARMER39312D to get $10 off your first order.Qube for managing your family spending plan - use code SECRETMOMHACKS to get two months free.Herbaly wellness tea for my daily cuppa.HOKA for moms on the run.
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    Navigating Nashville with kids: Uncovering family fun with Laura Hartley of TNLittles | Ep. 75

    Navigating Nashville with kids: Uncovering family fun with Laura Hartley of TNLittles | Ep. 75

    Today we're joined by Laura Hartley - the lovely mom behind TNLittles! We'll hear about Laura's journey as a part-time school librarian to running her thriving Instagram account, TNLittles. She shares how the platform started in the spring of 2021, inspired by activities post-COVID, and grew into a community gem with pop-up story times. From navigating outdoor adventures with her kids, to offering practical self-care tips, Laura gives us an inside look at her secret mom hacks. And for all you moms in Nashville or planning a visit, she offers can’t-miss family activities and tips. Whether you're looking for fun activities, want advice on balancing it all, or seeking practical parenting tips, this episode covers it. Tune-in now!
    Read my show notes HERE to learn more.
    Get every new episode of Secret Mom Hacks delivered to your inbox by subscribing for free HERE!
    Connect with Secret Mom Hacks:
    Join newsletter: https://www.secretmomhacks.com/about/#/portal/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@secretmomhacksLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristamischell/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretmomhacks/
    Connect with TNLittles:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tnlittles/
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    Things to do in Murfreesboro: Kids activities & outdoor family fun near Nashville, TN | Ep. 72Beach bag essentials: Your family packing list for vacation | Ep. 71Motherhood in Hollywood: Ditching mom guilt & chasing dreams with first-time mom & actress Emily Bolt | Ep. 63
    Favorite resources for listeners:
    Instacart for grocery delivery - use code KFARMER39312D to get $10 off your first order.Qube for managing your family spending plan - use code SECRETMOMHACKS to get two months free.Herbaly wellness tea for my daily cuppa.HOKA for moms on the run.
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    • 29 min
    Franklin, Tennessee attractions: Kid-friendly, outdoor family fun near Nashville | Ep. 74

    Franklin, Tennessee attractions: Kid-friendly, outdoor family fun near Nashville | Ep. 74

    On today's show, we wrap our celebration of Great Outdoors Month with the best outdoor family activities in Franklin, Tennessee, perfect for summer adventures!
    We explore iconic spots like Gentry's Farm, known for its pumpkin patches and hay rides, and Harlinsdale Farm, a historic site with scenic trails and polo matches. For history buffs, we highlight must-visit places like the Carter House, Carnton Plantation, and LotzHouse, each key players in Civil War history. And don't miss The Factory at Franklin, a vibrant hub of shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Whether you're seeking education, recreation, or a bit of both, this episode offers top picks for family-friendly outdoor fun in Franklin. Tune-in now!
    Read my show notes HERE to learn more.
    Get every new episode of Secret Mom Hacks delivered to your inbox by subscribing for free HERE!
    Connect with Secret Mom Hacks:
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@secretmomhacksLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristamischell/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretmomhacks/
    Listen to these episodes next:
    Things to do in Murfreesboro: Kids activities & outdoor family fun near Nashville, TN | Ep. 72Fun things to do with family in Nashville: Kids activities & outdoor fun in Music City, TN | Ep. 70Embracing imperfection as parents & loving well with Valerie Probstfeld | Ep. 66
    Favorite resources for listeners:
    Instacart for grocery delivery - use code KFARMER39312D to get $10 off your first order.Qube for managing your family spending plan - use code SECRETMOMHACKS to get two months free.Herbaly wellness tea for my daily cuppa.HOKA for moms on the run.
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    Family meal planning & self-care rituals with integrative health practitioner Jenny Goforth Hickerson | Ep. 73

    Family meal planning & self-care rituals with integrative health practitioner Jenny Goforth Hickerson | Ep. 73

    Today we dive deep into the inspiring journey of Jenny Goforth Hickerson, an integrative health practitioner and mother of two. We explore Jenny's unexpected path to motherhood at 37 and she shares her expertise in personalized nutrition plans, battles with inflammation, and helping clients everywhere through her wellness app and personalized coaching. From managing stress through meal prep to embracing self-love, this episode is a treasure trove of wisdom for every mom seeking balance and health. Tune in now!
    Read my show notes HERE to learn more.
    Get every new episode of Secret Mom Hacks delivered to your inbox by subscribing for free HERE!
    Connect with Secret Mom Hacks:
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@secretmomhacksLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristamischell/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretmomhacks/
    Connect with Jenny Goforth Hickerson:
    Website: https://www.goforthwellness.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/goforthwellness/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@goforthfitness
    Listen to these episodes next:
    Workouts for moms at home: My top fitness YouTube Channels for easy at-home strength and cardio | Ep. 62Healthy snacks for busy moms & active family tips to encourage heart-healthy habits | Ep. 56Why running is the perfect workout for busy moms | Ep. 23
    Favorite resources for listeners:
    Instacart for grocery delivery - use code KFARMER39312D to get $10 off your first order.Qube for managing your family spending plan - use code SECRETMOMHACKS to get two months free.Herbaly wellness tea for my daily cuppa.HOKA for moms on the run.
    Favorite resources for podcasters:
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    • 39 min
    Things to do in Murfreesboro: Kids activities & outdoor family fun near Nashville, TN | Ep. 72

    Things to do in Murfreesboro: Kids activities & outdoor family fun near Nashville, TN | Ep. 72

    Today we're diving into the best outdoor family-friendly activities in Murfreesboro, just a short drive from Nashville, TN. I've got local gems that cater to curious minds, animal lovers, and more!
    Read my show notes HERE to learn more.
    Get every new episode of Secret Mom Hacks delivered to your inbox by subscribing for free HERE!
    Connect with Secret Mom Hacks:
    Website: http://www.secretmomhacks.comJoin newsletter: https://www.secretmomhacks.com/about/#/portal/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@secretmomhacksLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristamischell/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretmomhacks/
    Listen to these episodes next:
    Pregnancy must haves for first time moms: 5 essentials for comfort and support | Ep. 55Your birth plan checklist and postpartum hacks with Hilary Erickson | Ep. 37Maternity clothes essentials for moms on a budget | Ep. 7
    Favorite resources for listeners:
    Instacart for grocery delivery - use code KFARMER39312D to get $10 off your first order.Qube for managing your family spending plan - use code SECRETMOMHACKS to get two months free.Herbaly wellness tea for my daily cuppa.HOKA for moms on the run.
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    [BONUS] Divorcing the narcissistic husband: Emotional Abuse is Real crossover, part 2

    [BONUS] Divorcing the narcissistic husband: Emotional Abuse is Real crossover, part 2

    This bonus episode returns us to my conversation with Sarene Leeds, host of the Emotional Abuse Is Real podcast. I get raw about my journey, from discovering infidelity through bank statements and phone records to the shocking criminal investigation that ultimately led to me filing for divorce. We explore the significance of open financial communication, emotional abuse, and the power of trust. We also talk about resilience, the importance of therapy, and the supportive network that helped me through. This was not an easy chat, but if sharing my story helps one person move forward in a positive way, it's worth it.
    Read my show notes HERE to learn more.
    Get every new episode of Secret Mom Hacks delivered to your inbox by subscribing for free HERE!
    Connect with Secret Mom Hacks:
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@secretmomhacksLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristamischell/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretmomhacks/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/secretmomhacks
    Connect with Sarene Leeds:
    Podcast: https://emotionalabuseisreal.buzzsprout.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sareneleedswrites
    Listen to these episodes next:
    Divorce with a newborn: My story of empowerment and growth | Ep. 41Dating as a single mom: Find love again while raising your little(s) | Ep. 52My mental health journey: Overcoming anxiety and migraines with self-compassion, movement, & more | Ep. 68
    Favorite resources for listeners:
    Instacart for grocery delivery - use code KFARMER39312D to get $10 off your first order.Qube for managing your family spending plan - use code SECRETMOMHACKS to get two months free.Herbaly wellness tea for my daily cuppa.HOKA for moms on the run.
    Favorite resources for podcasters:
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

ToshJ ,

Personable

Great tips that can be apply to those with or without kids. Love the athleisure episode.

Kathleen Flanagan ,

Create as you go.

I thought she would offer something new. But I get that manuals in life are learned on the fly. Kudos for sharing that.

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Nice and simple channel

I like her quick and easy hacks for daily life. She covered various topics as well and since she is also a mom, she knows how to relate to other moms.

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