We have put together a list of our favourite podcasts that cover all things motherly.
While on the search a couple of months ago for some inspiring podcasts for creatives I also discovered some insightful and helpful podcasts about motherhood and parenting hosted by Australian mothers and parents.
Whether you’re at home craving adult conversation or doing the daily travel routine to work, why not sit back, relax and press play on some of these motherhood podcasts?
1. The MotherHood
Dedicated to exploring the truth about parenting, Jodi Speers and Lauren Dubois chat about the joys and frustrations of being a modern parent such as: finding time to be alone, fussy eaters, being a single child parent to having more kids, mother’s guilt, pregnancy and travelling with kids.
2. ABC Babytalk
Covering a number of topical issues relating to parenting and babies, Penny Johnston talks about child digital detoxing, breastfeeding, therapies for childbirth, and making your home baby safe, and chats with our previous Editor, Karen Miles about championing diversity.
3. The Slow Home Podcast
Blue Mountains resident Brooke McAlary chats to people and parents who have learned to adopt a similar approach to life with minimalist living, slowing down, opting out, saying no. With focus on simple living with kids, creating a community, the slow movement, and de-cluttering.
4. Happy Mama
Sydney mother Amy Taylor Kabbaz chats about child-rearing and the day-to-day demands of motherhood and how to harness spiritual growth and be mindful of your own health and wellbeing, which can be easily put on hold when raising your family.
5. The Mummy Soul Sessions
Brisbane Kid wrangler and blogger Karin O’Grady serves up an earful of parenting knowledge on calling time out on that unachievable daily to do list mothers give themselves, cracking the ‘sads’, morning routines, naming babies and puberty blues.
6. Over The Back Fence
Beth Macdonald, blogger at BabyMac and Southern Highlands local, discusses all the big issues ‘over the back fence’ with her neighbour. No topic is off limits, covering everything from ’80s TV shows, the perils of the work from home Dad, household etiquette, baby souvenirs, bra algorithms, making friends over 30, hipster baby names, pop culture and apps that assist in personal decision making.
7. This Family Life
Melbourner Nicole Avery interviews everyday parents who work full-time, mums on maternity leave and families with special needs children who share their honest and practical advice about daily family life. Some highlights include discussions on managing mealtimes, sharing household workloads, working part-time with kids, child dyslexia, relocating and changing schools, managing weekend sport activities and encouraging kids to find active interests they enjoy.
8. The New Normal Podcast
Hosts Emma Clark and Melbourne-based designer + publisher Tess McCabe chat to creative parents about balancing work, life and parenting. A long list of Australian creatives such as crafter Katie Evans, stylist Rebecca Jane, photographer Martina Gemmola and many more about Christmas traditions, motherhood stories, sexist parental leave policies, surviving kids’ birthday parties and ‘mumpreneur’ being a nasty word.
9. Raising Children
Psychologist Warren Cann shares a series of podcasts about common obstacles parents face while rearing children and teenagers. Topics include: effects of advertising on children, what to do if your child is being bullied, tips to help parents deal with conflicts and aggression between siblings, highlighting children’s development stages, and family separation.
10. Show & Tell
Katie ‘Monty’ Dimond chats to well-known Australian women and media personalities about current family and parenting topics such as elective C-sections, pelvic floors, postnatal depression, mother’s guilt and crying over spilt breast milk.
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Words: Jenna Templeton
Featured image: Bruno Gomiero