New To The Mom Hour? Start Here.

Welcome! We’re so glad you’re listening to The Mom Hour (or are interested in getting started). This page should have everything you need to get to know us, listen to our show, and become a part of our community. Ready? Let’s go.

(By the way, we’re Meagan and Sarah, your co-hosts since the show launched in 2015. You can find out more about us on this page.)


If you’ve never listened to a podcast before, that’s OK! Here’s a handy guide to get you started.

If you’re podcast-familiar but aren’t sure where to find our show, we’re pretty much everywhere. Here are links to find us on your favorite distribution platforms:


Here are some of our favorite episodes for new listeners to start with. You can click through to the show notes and press play on the media player at the bottom of each post, or search for the episode by name in your favorite podcast app.

If you don’t see the topics you’re looking for, use the search bar on the right to see if we’ve covered them. If you want to see one big list of all our episodes in chronological order, we have that here.

Episodes To Encourage All Moms

Episodes For Pregnant & New Moms

Episodes For Moms Of Toddlers & Little Kids

Episodes For Moms Of Older Kids

Episodes About Working Motherhood or Work/Life Balance

Listener Questions Episodes

The episodes that feature us answering listener questions are a great way to get to know us and hear a lot of parenting topics covered in a short amount of time. Here’s a handy list of all the episodes and the topics covered:

  • Episode 163: Helping a toddler with nighttime fears, taking a baby to the beach, the ideal age-spacing between siblings, and helping a two-year-old feel special when a new baby arrives
  • Episode 162: Helping a shy preschooler, saving money on groceries, and helping kids learn to deal with frustration
  • Episode 149: Setting up toddler playgroups, feeling overwhelmed by housework, and how to handle teachers who don’t see your kid the way you do
  • Episode 135: A toddler who won’t stay in his room at bedtime, a seven-year-old with a fibbing habit, what to do with a busy toddler while you nurse a new baby, and how to help kids who struggle with playing independently
  • Episode 123: When to start giving kids an allowance, whether or not to pay for chores, getting mentally psyched up for baby #2, and dealing with kids’ annoying habits
  • Episode 122: Closely spaced babies, tips on room-sharing, helping siblings get along, and dealing with super-shy toddlers
  • Episode 111: Transitioning a one-year-old to a big-kid bed, frustrating behavior patterns of toddlers and preschoolers, and evenings chaos at home with four kids
  • Episode 110: Requesting teacher changes at school, finding postpartum body acceptance while sticking to a realistic fitness routine, what to do when safety worries interfere with enjoying life as a mom
  • Episode 94: What we wish we’d worried about LESS in hindsight, what we’re doing differently–and the same–than our parents’ generation did, and our thoughts on sending a 7-year-old to sleepaway camp
  • Episode 93: Preschool boys interested in bad-guy play, fighting stereotypes while raising girls, and how to find the balance between self-acceptance and the desire to grow
  • Episode 73: Letting a five-year-old quit an activity she begged to start, helping a trio of cousins get along, and weaning a breastfeeding toddler
  • Episode 65: When a kid’s fears and anxieties dominate the household mood; a sticky situation involving wild kids, a restaurant, and a big family reunion; and a new mom struggles with her decision to co-sleep
  • Episode 52: Asking for help with childcare, what to do when close friends have dramatically different parenting styles, handling kids’ big emotions with elementary school friendship struggles, and how to stop apologizing for yourself and embrace chaos with confidence
  • Episode 41: Room-sharing siblings, planning first birthday parties, feeling left out when you have your kids earlier or later than your friends do, and the evolution of playdates


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We send a newsletter once a month with an essay about motherhood, life tips and hacks you didn’t hear on the podcast, and (wait for it) ALL OUR SPONSOR PROMO CODES all in one handy list. You can sign up for that list here.


Podcasts come to you for free (isn’t that amazing?). Our show is made possible in a few different ways, and you can show your support and help us continue to bring you encouraging comment by doing these little things:

  • Rate and review the show wherever you listen. Here’s a tutorial on How To Leave A Review in Apple Podcasts. The more reviews we have, the more other listeners can easily discover the podcast. It’s one of those algorithm things. 🙂
  • Support our sponsors! We work our tails off to bring you messages from brands we think you’ll like, and we only partner with brands we can get behind. When you use one of our promo codes or special links, you’re showing sponsors that our messages are resonating, and that helps the show. (FYI: Newsletter subscribers get a handy list of promo codes sent out each month.)
  • Shop our Amazon store! We have curated lists of our favorite Amazon products at We update these lists regularly, so it’s a fun place to bookmark to see what we’re loving lately. Because we participate in the Amazon Affiliate Program, we earn a small commission when you shop through those links (at no additional cost to you).
  • Tell a friend about The Mom Hour. Honestly? This is one of the biggest ways you can help. Thank you.


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