305 episodes

Co-hosts Meagan Francis and Sarah Powers have eight kids between them, little to grown. Weekly conversations offer practical tips and real-life encouragement for moms who want to enjoy motherhood more, and cut back on comparison, worry, and stress. We're not experts, we're moms who've been there. We're not perfect, we're real. Welcome to The Mom Hour.

The Mom Hour Life, Listened

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 1.3K Ratings

Co-hosts Meagan Francis and Sarah Powers have eight kids between them, little to grown. Weekly conversations offer practical tips and real-life encouragement for moms who want to enjoy motherhood more, and cut back on comparison, worry, and stress. We're not experts, we're moms who've been there. We're not perfect, we're real. Welcome to The Mom Hour.

    On This Day In (Our Motherhood) History: Episode 366

    On This Day In (Our Motherhood) History: Episode 366

    Looking back at old photos is a quick way to feel a ALL the feels: everything from "I can't believe they were ever that little" to "What was I thinking with that haircut?" to "Oh riiiiiiiight, that was one exhausting season of life." Looking back is also a great reminder of the value in documenting everyday life - whether we share it publicly or keep it tucked away for our future selves. In this episode, Meagan and Sarah take a stroll down motherhood memory lane as we look back at one day (May 24) in our motherhood lives over several years. Spoiler Alert—our kids are cute, we’ve had many life changes over the past ten years and Meagan will forever be paranoid about applying sunscreen (sorry Owen!). Enjoy!

    • 55 min
    More Than Mom: Products We’re Loving Lately

    More Than Mom: Products We’re Loving Lately

    Products. Just because. Yay! Meagan and Sarah pop into your Sunday feed with a light and fluffy chat about the products we are loving lately. From linen pants to fizzy beverage makers, pens for lefties and Very Many Opinions About Mugs, we cover our latest can’t-live-without products in this fun More Than Mom episode.

    • 58 min
    Real Stories About Postpartum Mental Health: Voices 74 With Emily Roark And Kia Hammond

    Real Stories About Postpartum Mental Health: Voices 74 With Emily Roark And Kia Hammond

    Between the raging hormones, sleep deprivation, and overstimulation that occurs on the daily, it's no wonder most moms feel a little "off" for a few weeks after delivery. But how do we know when the baby blues develop into something more? In this episode, Sarah chats with contributors Emily Roark and Kia Hammond, who share their personal postpartum mental health journeys, including how they recognized signs of postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety, when and how they got help, and which coping strategies worked best. We also get into preparing for mental health support during subsequent pregnancies, how the COVID upended mitigation strategies for pandemic babies, and more. We hope you'll join us for this important conversation.

    • 55 min
    Oh Hey, It’s May. (End of School Chaos, 2022 Edition): Episode 365

    Oh Hey, It’s May. (End of School Chaos, 2022 Edition): Episode 365

    Performances. Plays. Graduations. The lusty month of May is upon us as we ditch our well-oiled, calendar-planning systems and enter our end-of-school-year survival mode. In this episode, Meagan and Sarah share strategies for tackling the extra-ness of this season (like death by a thousand emails), setting intentions for the next few weeks and the many lessons May tries to teach us year after year (maybe someday we will learn?). Enjoy this May madness roundup as you dream of the peaceful, calm days of summer ahead (Ha, wouldn't that be great!).

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Talking About Our Own Kids. Or Not: Episode 364

    Talking About Our Own Kids. Or Not: Episode 364

    As moms, we are our kids' biggest fans. But when it comes to deciding when, how and what to share about them with others, the struggle is real. In today’s episode, Meagan and Sarah discuss how talking about our own kids in a public forum gets tricky as they get older (think bigger kids, bigger problems) - and not just for the reasons you might think. Join us for a real conversation about navigating the ever-changing seasons of motherhood and how we think you can be honest and authentic without sharing *everything* going on inside your four walls. We wrap up with some updates on our specific kids (all eight!).

    • 54 min
    More Than Mom: Marketing To Moms (We Have Thoughts)

    More Than Mom: Marketing To Moms (We Have Thoughts)

    Moms are savvy consumers, conscientious home managers, and discerning decision-makers. So why are we so often the target of hyper-generalized and cringey marketing efforts? In today’s More Than Mom episode - airing on Mother's Day! - Meagan and Sarah keep it light (and a bit snarky ?) as we vent about the sloppy intent, terrible puns and ridiculous stereotypes advertisers use to market to us moms.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Flaca1028 ,

The best mom podcast!

I only wish I had this podcast earlier in my mothering career. Meagan and Sarah are so positive and helpful. They give practical advice while also normalizing the stress and overwhelm so many women feel. Their guest interviews are fantastic and the more than mom series is the fluff we all need from time to time. Love the entire Mom Hour community.

kiamh ,

A hug in podcast form!

I found this podcast during my loneliest season of motherhood and over these last 4 years I have gained so many tips from Meagan & Sarah but also feel like I’m meeting with friends every Tuesday! They’ve created the most beautiful community for mothers in all seasons of life to feel heard and seen!

MichiganMom1980 ,

So sad to say goodbye!

I have been listening to the Mom Hour for years and it was one of my absolute favorite podcasts…You couldn’t listen to close 500 hours of them and think that Sarah is anything but a thoughtful and kind mother who wants to do what is best for her children. I truly, truly, believe that and I have nothing but love in my heart for her family. But I just can’t get on board with the transition from Allegra to Luc. Supporting your child and helping them to feel their best by looking however they are most comfortable is great. Same with challenging gender norms in activities or whatever. But changing their pronouns and name and wanting the rest of the world to see them as something they are not, I just think is going down the wrong path. Lots of us are uncomfortable with aspects bodies or frustrated with our limitations but there are some things that can’t be changed. She was born a girl and will remain a girl and I think it is better to teach her to accept this that then to deny it. Anything medical that is done can only cause damage. And I just can’t bear to listen to that. I know it’s unpopular to say and I know that it sounds unsupportive and I know I’ll get hate for this but I have to say it anyway. But only because I care. I would never think that Sarah doesn’t love her kid unconditionally, but I think this is a dangerous road. (And I do have a trans family member and one friend-life definitely did not get easier for them after transitioning)

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