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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.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 1.6K 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 Reparenting Ourselves: Episode 475

    On Reparenting Ourselves: Episode 475

    Today Joanna, Kia, and Sarah L. get vulnerable on the topics of reparenting ourselves, healing through therapy, and setting boundaries with extended family. We discuss our specific experiences with anxiety and depression in motherhood, the process of identifying patterns from our own childhoods we hope to break in raising our families, and how seeking help and healing through therapy has looked for us. We’ve also gathered actionable steps and helpful resources to support your journey toward self-care and emotional growth.

    Meagan and Sarah have passed the mic over to our team this summer. Enjoy the fantastic, all-new podcast episodes they’ve prepared for you, and we’ll talk to you in August!

    HELPFUL LINKS:Follow Joanna Martin, Kia Hammond and Sarah Limberg on InstagramReparenting in Therapy, by Jodi Clarke, MA, LPC/MHSP (VeryWellMind.com)The definition of boundaryOur recommended books on boundaries (these include affiliate links):Set Boundaries Find Peace: Drawing The Right Lines by Joe MontgomeryGood Boundaries And Goodbyes by Lysa TerKeurstStrong Like Water by Aundi KolberWhat My Bones Know by Stephanie FooBoundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Dr. Henry CloudBraving the Wilderness by Brene BrownGood Inside by Dr. Becky KennedyAdult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents  by Lindsay C. Gibson, PsyDListen to the podcast We Can Do Hard ThingsKatie Stricker Naptime KitchenKendra Adachi, The Lazy GeniusSimilar episodes from our archives:Strong As A Mother With Kate RopeReal Stories About Postpartum Mental HealthBlack Motherhood & Mental HealthSelf-Improvement & Self-Acceptance In MotherhoodOTHER HELPFUL LINKS:Visit our websiteCheck out deals from our partnersFollow us on InstagramJoin our private listener group on Facebook (be sure to answer the membership questions!)Sign up for our newsletter


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    • 56 min
    The Myth Of The Mom Tribe [Classic Replay]

    The Myth Of The Mom Tribe [Classic Replay]

    A mom needs her squad, right? So we’re told. But what if friendships in motherhood are a little more dynamic, evolving, and complicated than just finding the right group and sliding on in. In this classic replay from 2018, Meagan and Sarah navigate a thoughtful discussion about what it really means to “find your tribe” as a mom, PLUS we offer 10 kinds of friends we think every mom needs. Enjoy!

    HELPFUL LINKS:Episodes From The Archives On Friendships:Friendships in Motherhood, Part One (Redefining “Ride Or Die”): Episode 307Friendships In Motherhood, Part Two (Deepening & Widening Your Circle): Episode 308Female Friendships & Women We Admire (PLUS Picture Books with Katie): Episode 227Keeping Friendships Alive: Episode 78MORE HELPFUL LINKS:Visit our websiteCheck out deals from our partnersFollow us on InstagramJoin our private listener group on Facebook (be sure to answer the membership questions!)Sign up for our newsletter


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    • 42 min
    The Evolution Of Friendships In Motherhood, Part One: Episode 474

    The Evolution Of Friendships In Motherhood, Part One: Episode 474

    Forging, navigating and maintaining friendships in the whirlwind of motherhood isn’t easy. It’s hard work! Today, Jayme Sherrod is on the mic with Katie Gouldner as they candidly discuss how their friendships have evolved since becoming moms, the challenges of making “mom friends,” and the valuable lessons learned along the way. This episode focuses on the early years of friendships in motherhood, and we’ll also tee up Part Two (coming next month!) with questions for Meagan and Sarah to keep the conversation going. Enjoy!

    Meagan and Sarah have passed the mic over to our team this summer. Enjoy the fantastic, all-new podcast episodes they’ve prepared for you, and we’ll talk to you in August!

    HELPFUL LINKS:Follow Jayme Sherrod and Katie Gouldner on instagramJayme chatted with Jennifer about kids in kindergarten in BONUS: Our First Year As Kindergarten Moms Is Done & Here’s What We LearnedJayme joined Fit4Moms Stroller Stride program to meet other momsJayme and Katie referenced The Enneagram, which is a personality assessment. Meagan and Sarah talk about this in Personalities, Part 1 (Myers-Briggs, Enneagram & Introversion / Extroversion): Episode 57 and Personalities, Part 2 (Our Myers-Briggs & Enneagram Types & More): Episode 58Episodes from the archives on Friendship:Friendships in Motherhood, Part One (Redefining “Ride Or Die”): Episode 307Friendships In Motherhood, Part Two (Deepening & Widening Your Circle): Episode 308Female Friendships & Women We Admire (PLUS Picture Books with Katie): Episode 227Keeping Friendships Alive: Episode 78OTHER HELPFUL LINKS:Visit our websiteCheck out deals from our partnersFollow us on InstagramJoin our private listener group on Facebook (be sure to answer the membership questions!)Sign up for our newsletter


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    From NICU To Now: A Mother's Journey: Episode 473

    From NICU To Now: A Mother's Journey: Episode 473

    Kathryn Whitaker is a mother of six and an advocate for NICU families, and today she joins contributor Joanna Martin to share her family’s story. Joanna and Kathryn discuss what to expect from a NICU stay, the impact of NICU experiences on a marriage and on older siblings, and how Kathryn’s family continues to navigate her son Luke’s medical needs and their own mental health. Kathryn also shares how she got involved with Hand To Hold, a national nonprofit offering personalized support, resources and community to NICU families. This episode is a must-listen for anyone experiencing a NICU stay, and for those who want to support them.

    Meagan and Sarah have passed the mic over to our team this summer. Enjoy the fantastic, all-new podcast episodes they’ve prepared for you, and we’ll talk to you in August!

    HELPFUL LINKS:Follow Joanna Martin on InstagramLearn more about Kathryn Whitaker on her Website, Facebook or InstagramHand To Hold podcast is a great resource for those experiencing, or have experienced, NICU staysHand To Hold episodes you may be interested in:Episode 85: Just Landed in the NICU? Start Here!Episode 97: What You Need to Know About NICU Medical Billing & InsuranceEpisode 98: Should I Pay that Medical Bill?Episode 90: Chaplaincy and the NICUEpisode 86: Did I Leave the NICU with PTSD?Episode 72: Mental Health: Why We Said Yes to Marriage Counseling (Part 3 of 4)Joanna recommended the book What Happened To You (affiliate link) for those who experienced childhood trauma.OTHER HELPFUL LINKS:Visit our websiteCheck out deals from our partnersFollow us on InstagramJoin our private listener group on Facebook (be sure to answer the membership questions!)Sign up for our newsletter


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    • 36 min
    Returning To Work After Staying Home With Kids: Episode 472

    Returning To Work After Staying Home With Kids: Episode 472

    "Am I ready to go back to work?" It's a question we get a lot in this community. Today Jayme chats with regular contributor and working mom of four Kia Hammond, who made the choice to stay home full-time during the pandemic and has since returned to the career she loves. Jayme and Kia delve into the logistical challenges and big emotions that accompany reentering the workforce, and lean on Kia's recent experience to offer practical insights and tips for making it work. Enjoy!

    Meagan and Sarah have passed the mic over to our team this summer. Enjoy the fantastic, all-new podcast episodes they've prepared for you, and we’ll talk to you in August!




    HELPFUL LINKS:Follow Jayme Sherrod and Kia Hammond on instagram Cozi AppEmployment Characteristics of Families In 2023Episodes From The Archives On Working Motherhood:Working Motherhood & Behind The Scenes At The Mom Hour: Voices 63 With Amanda ParkTime Management & Productivity Tips For Savvy Working Moms: Voices 54 With Whitnee HawthorneCareer Challenges & Working Mom Strategies: Voices 41Stretched Too Thin With Jessica Turner: Voices 29Stay at Home, Work Full-Time, Or Something In Between? [Classic Replay]Blog Posts On Working MotherhoodHow To Start A Freelance Career Without Spending MoneyI Bought A Treadmill Desk And Yes, It’s As Life-Changing As The TikTok Influencers Claim


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    • 46 min
    Raising Readers In 2024: Episode 471

    Raising Readers In 2024: Episode 471

    From e-readers to audiobooks, graphic novels to good ol' paperbacks, the methods may have changed, but the essence of reading remains timeless. Today Jayme and Joanna dive into the wonderful world of raising readers in 2024. We share personal anecdotes and insights into our own reading habits, those of our children, and offer valuable perspectives and actionable tips for raising readers. Join us!

    Meagan and Sarah have passed the mic over to our team this summer. Enjoy the fantastic, all-new podcast episodes they've prepared for you, and we’ll talk to you in August!




    HELPFUL LINKSFollow Jayme Sherrod on InstagramFollow Joanna Martin on InstagramThe National Assessment of Educational Progress Survey that was referenced in the episodeJoanna shared the phrase DEAR Time (Drop Everything And Read Time)Read Aloud Revival blog with booklists for kids of all ages@EverydayReading on instagram is a great resource for book recommedations for you and your childrenSimliar Episodes from the archives:Cultivating A Reading Life: Voices 73 With Amy ClarkReading & Literacy Tips by Age & Stage


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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Slarson5 ,

Informative, Relatable and Real

The heart-felt perspectives of moms, practical tips and research that goes into each episode help me feel more informed and reminds me that I am not alone in this motherhood journey.

smwpac ,

Relatable topics

I loved this week’s dinner episode. It was fun to hear from so many moms. Dinner is my kryptonite- it’s good to know I’m not alone in my struggles!

TwinMomEsq2012 ,

Relatable and useful

I have been listening to this podcast for several years. I find Megan and Sarah very relatable and enjoyable to listen to, and they have some great practical tips for people who are in the trenches of parenting.

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