8 episodes

The Mean Moms Podcast encourages women through all stages of motherhood because every mom needs their own personal rooting section. From sibling rivalry to entitlement, God honoring faith to Facebook, discover how to parent when it's hard. Host, Joanne Kraft, takes her listeners by the hand and ignites a passion for parenting when motherhood is lonely. She sparks confidence in each mom’s God given role and knows something you may not know—mean moms raise great kids.

The Mean Moms Podcast Joanne Kraft, Author of The Mean Mom's Guide to Raising Great Kids

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

The Mean Moms Podcast encourages women through all stages of motherhood because every mom needs their own personal rooting section. From sibling rivalry to entitlement, God honoring faith to Facebook, discover how to parent when it's hard. Host, Joanne Kraft, takes her listeners by the hand and ignites a passion for parenting when motherhood is lonely. She sparks confidence in each mom’s God given role and knows something you may not know—mean moms raise great kids.

    Break Free From Busyness {Ep.08}

    Break Free From Busyness {Ep.08}

    Hey mom, how busy are you? Is your calendar bulging at the seams? Have you become your kids personal Uber driver shuttling them from activity to activity? 
    If you answered yes to all of the above, then this podcast was taped for you!
    Listen as author, Joanne Kraft, shares the ten reasons that opened her eyes to the cold hard fact: she was way too busy. 
    Learn the three things she does now before she says yes to anything.  
    Then take your own busy-mom assessment. A quick and fun way to learn if you really are a lot busier than you should be these days. 
    Purchase Joanne's books on Amazon - The Mean Mom's Guide to Raising Great Kids and Just Too Busy-Taking Your Family on a Radical Sabbatical.  
     
     

    • 39 min
    The Cure for Mom Guilt {Ep.07}

    The Cure for Mom Guilt {Ep.07}

    Mom guilt is that aching in the pit of our stomach. It comes on as soon as we hold our first child. That moment when we discover how much better we should be at motherhood. We torture ourselves with what we should’ve said or what we wish we shouldn’t have said or what we should’ve done but didn’t.
    Mom guilt is emotional cancer. It eats away at thousands of good memories of motherhood, leaving a highlight reel of a dozen painful mistakes.  A highlight reel that plays over and over and over in our mind, year in and year out.
    Mom guilt never grows smaller, it only grows bigger. That's why today, we're tackling it once and for all--and before we're done you're going to finally know the cure. 
     
    Purchase Joanne's Book - The Mean Mom's Guide to Raising Great Kids

    • 32 min
    Mean Moms Use Their Words {Ep.05}

    Mean Moms Use Their Words {Ep.05}

    Are there any magic words a mom can use to encourage her child?
    You're going to find out today on the Mean Moms Podcast.
    When my four were growing up I thought that telling them how great and wonderful they were was the right way to do it.
    If I only knew then what I know now.  
    I thought the right way was to say things  like, "Youre great." or."Youre so smart."
    Then I found out I was doing it all wrong.
    Tune in to my new episode - Mean Moms Use Their Words
    On the podcast today, you’re going to learn the right and the wrong way to encourage your kids too…and my guess is you’re going to be as surprised as I was to discover just what that looks like.

    • 35 min
    Must-Have Manners for a Great Thanksgiving {Ep.04}

    Must-Have Manners for a Great Thanksgiving {Ep.04}

    Would you like to enjoy a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner? Then, teach your child good manners. 
    A dry turkey and burnt stuffing is not the end of the world. if you bomb at cooking your meal this year it really has nothing to do with how good your holiday will be.
    The truth test of a successful family gathering is how well your kids behave around the table. 
    Take the Cold Turkey Cell Phone Challenge and download printables to tame your cell phone habit. 
    Discover simple manners every child should know, then hear what Joanne says about mom-manners that can be lacking and just what you need to do to be invited back over for Thanksgiving next year!
     Help other moms find The Mean Moms Podcast--make sure to subscribe, share and leave an iTunes review!

    • 25 min
    How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids {Ep.03}

    How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids {Ep.03}

    Do you want your home to be a sanctuary spot? Quit yelling. 
    Today on The Mean Moms Podcast I'm sharing tips and tricks to make your home a shout-free zone.
    Every mom gets frustrated and a lot of us find ourselves yelling to get our kids attention. But, what if there's a different way? Tune in as I share 7 Ways to Stop Yelling that will change your home completely. 
    Do you want your home to be a sanctuary spot? Tune in.
    Make sure to head over for your FREE PRINTABLE 7 Ways to Quit Yelling at Your Kids
    Help other moms find The Mean Moms Podcast--make sure to subscribe, share and leave an iTunes review!
     

    • 21 min
    Are You a Marshmallow Mom? {Ep.02}

    Are You a Marshmallow Mom? {Ep.02}

    A mother’s love is superhuman.
    Made up of impenetrable strength, a mother's love miraculously and unconditionally lasts longer than life. Yet, this titanium powerhouse of heartfelt emotion is known to melt under nothing more than a child’s wants and desires. Thus, the “marshmallow mom” is born.
    On today's episode of The Mean Moms Podcast:
    Discover the definition of a "Marshmallow Mom" and see if you fit the description.
    Get to know Patty Pinterest, Nancy Not-My-Kid and Penny Putsthekidsfirst-Everytime.
    Be inspired to make small changes in your parenting that reap BIG future dividends.
    Make sure to Download your FREE PRINTABLE to help curb the Marshmallow Mom in you! Head over at JoanneKraft.com. And, don't forget to leave an iTunes review before you leave!

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Jenn is my name ,

No pretense, all experience

It is surprising how many parenting podcasts and blogs out there are put on by parents still raising their children. I appreciate the perspective of this woman who has seen her parenting through to her kids becoming adults (not that it stops there, I’m sure) and share her experiences. There is no pretense or showiness here, and she has nothing to prove. Just a kind reality check. I am so grateful for these few episodes. Don’t let a whole year go by before you record another podcast, please!

Angie's 5C ,

Favorite podcast!!

This is probably my FAVORITE podcast! Joanne is so real and so wise. I love the topics she chooses and she always includes biblical insight. Thanks for encouraging me on my daily walks

Teasi ,

A true friend

Joanne is real and relevant...and the icing on top is that she speaks truth. Even truth that’s uncomfortable sometimes, and that is a true friend. She has a passion for equipping moms, and she does it so well.

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