I am a huge fan of podcasts. I’m not sure how I did my first few years of motherhood without them! They make the mundane tasks feel more purposeful. Unloading the dishwasher? Listen to a podcast. Watching the kids play outside? Listen to a podcast. Need to drown out the backseat chatter of the minivan? Listen to a podcast. I have some that support my business, others that tell stories, but some of my favorites are the ones about motherhood — the ones that cause me to say “me too!”

The crazy thing is that I know many mamas who haven’t ever downloaded a podcast. We wanted to give you suggestions for the best podcasts for moms!

Podcasts for moms

1. Coffee + Crumbs

This was the first podcast I subscribed to. One of my favorite blogs announced that they were creating a podcast, and I had to check it out! I’m so glad I did because now I feel like I have a better glimpse into the lives of the writers and each podcast is relatable! The discussions are real and vulnerable, and there’s no “mommy shaming” allowed!

Here are some of my favorite episodes:

Episode 28: Long Days Of Small Things With Catherine McNiel

Episode 20: The Broken Way With Ann Voskamp

Episode 11: Catching Creativity With Nicole DeFord

Episode 04: Mommy Doesn’t Go To Work With Elise Cripe

Episode 02: Making Mom Friends With Melanie Dale


Podcasts for moms

2. Risen Motherhood

This podcast fills me up spiritually! All the advice and topics are chosen based on what Christian mamas may be struggling with or where they need encouragement, A few topics are finding time in your day for God, feeling purpose in the mundane tasks, and how to include truths from the Gospel into our own lives and the lives of our littles.

Here are some of my favorite episodes:

EP. 64 : Making A Home: Decorating For The Glory Of God

EP. 53: Discerning Truth In A World Full Of Mom Advice

EP. 40: To-Do List And How To’s: Finding Practical Help In Motherhood 

EP. 18: Freedom To Be The Mother God Created You To Be: Why Comparison Doesn’t Work


Podcasts for moms

3. The Happy Hour 

This episode always makes me feel like I’m sitting with another mom friend and getting to know her for the first time. Jamie Ivey is a funny and authentic host who brings on the BEST guests to interview! They talk about motherhood as well as life outside of motherhood to remind you that you are more than just a mom!

Here are some of my favorite episodes:

Episode 129: Rebekah Lyons

Episode 121: Erin Loechner

Episode 11: Shauna Niequist

Episode 10: Emily P. Freeman


Podcasts for moms

4. The Mom Hour

This is the newest podcast I just started this week due to a recommendation from the Coffee + Crumbs podcast. I loved Sarah Powers advice in her interview and her humble approach to mamas! I am eager to listen to her and her co-host Megan Francis on all things motherhood! Their soul purpose of creating this podcast is to help offer moms encouragement and the confidence they need to be the best mamas they can be!


Podcasts for moms

5. Magic Lessons

Sometimes I need a reminder that my dreams matter! Sure, I want to nurture the dreams of my children, but how can I genuinely do that if I don’t care about my own dreams? Elizabeth Gilbert does a great job inspiring her listeners through each of her podcasts interviewing dream chasers!

Here are some of my favorite episodes:

Magic Lessons Ep. 201: “You Have a Screaming, Not a Calling.” Featuring Sarah Jones

Magic Lessons Se. 1, Ep. 12: Brene Brown on “Big Strong Magic”

Magic Lessons Se. 1, Ep. 1: “Do What Ignites Your Soul”

Tell us in the comments, what is YOUR favorite podcast and why? Share with us your favorite episodes!

podcasts for moms


Amanda Foust
Amanda is a wife, mother, writer/editor, and certified life coach. Pen and paper make her spirit come alive. She spends her creative time reading, decorating, and handwriting fonts. Her world is better with an assortment of chocolate and a stack of books packed and ready for travel. She works each day to be a creative maker and a light bringer. You can find more of her writing at Downs, Ups & Teacups and TheDailyPositive.com.