As the year comes to a close and a new one is upon us, we may be searching for new experiences in our everyday lives. For those of us who don’t have time to sit and read a book, podcasts are a wonderful alternative that you can listen to while your baby naps, you do laundry, or even when cruising through the Starbucks drive-through. (But, if you do have time and love to read, join our Dr. Noze Best new monthly book club HERE!)
10 Parenting Podcasts To Help You Kick Off The New Year
Whether you are new or old to listening to podcasts, we hope that you find our list of 10 parenting podcasts inspiring, heartwarming, and most of all - that you are part of a parenting community. We all need people to lean on while we are doing the hardest job in the world.
1. Good Inside With Dr. Becky
Dr. Becky Kennedy is a clinical psychologist, mom of three, and if you follow her on Instagram, know that she is a very calming source of inspiration when you are having a bad day. Her weekly podcast takes on tough parenting questions and delivers actionable guidance for parents going through all sorts of everyday parenting challenges.
2. Motherhood in Black and White
This podcast is hosted by two Gen X moms, Kaanji Irby and Tara Campbell - one Black and one White - who come from completely different backgrounds and are best friends. They chat together about parenting and pop culture and the tragedies and triumphs of motherhood with honesty, empathy, and humor, and also bring on some special guests along the way!
3. Raising Good Humans
Hosted by Dr. Aliza Pressman, who is a developmental psychologist, parent educator, asst. clinical professor, and co-founder of both Mount Sinai Parenting Center and SeedlingsGroup. However, the heart of the podcast is that she is a mom just like everyone else, trying to raise good humans.
4. One Bad Mother
Categorized as a comedy podcast, which we all need in our lives from time to time, One Bad Mother deals with the thrills and embarrassments of motherhood and strives for less judging, and more laughing. Sometimes motherhood looks and feels unnatural, so we talk about it!
If you are searching for candid, uncensored parenting advice, look no further! Unswaddled is hosted by two former labor and delivery nurses, who have five girls combined between the two of them. Each episode gives candid, real-life advice for parents in the stages of pregnancy through early childhood.
6. Science of Parenting
If you are a parent who craves evidence or the latest scientific research parenting advice, this is a great one for you. Parenting pros from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach share insights based on science to provide parents with real-life solutions to common problems.
7. Dad to Dad Podcast
Presented by the Special Fathers Network this podcast is hosted by David Hirsch and is 100% catered to fathers who are raising children with special needs. Through each episode, he interviews some amazing dads and tackles topics that can sometimes seem difficult to talk about.
8. Calm Parenting Podcast
Ready to put a to stop power struggles, yelling, and defiance NOW? This is the podcast for you. Celebrate Calm Founder Kirk Martin shares practical, life-changing strategies specifically targeting parents of strong-willed children. It is also a great resource for parents within the special needs community.
9. Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe's Parenting Hell
Two dads, Rob & Josh, share their bi-weekly insights on being a dad and aren’t afraid to say the things that everyone is thinking! They share their tales of parenting woes and chat to celebrity parents about how they're coping, or not coping. Think of it as the dad version of “celebrities are just like us!”
10. Mama Bear Podcast
Adult language, real-life raw experiences, and special needs parenting are all themes wrapped into this podcast, hosted by Mary Susan McConnell. She shares her experience of adopting a daughter from Ghana with profound special needs and uses this platform to candidly speak with other special needs moms and experts.
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