I love reading books and blogs to learn more about topics which I’m passionate about. But I only have so much free time in a day to take in all the information that I want to know. Fortunately, there’s another way to consume content: podcasts. I really enjoy being able to hear the person who’s sharing the content, and what’s better is that I can listen while I’m doing other tasks like working out, cooking dinner, filling Girls Crochet Headbands orders or driving to the store and grocery shopping. Here’s a list of some of my favorite podcasts for moms:
The Art of Simple- Tsh from The Art of Simple blog is all about keeping things simple so she can enjoy life to the fullest with her husband and kids. She frequently has a guest host, including fellow mommy bloggers, authors and entrepreneurs, who chats with her on a mom-centric topic for about an hour.
The Jillian Michaels Show- Laugh-out-loud funny, but often not suitable for kids to overhear (due to the occasional slip of the tongue, or during Love Doctor segments) Biggest Loser trainer Jillian and her hilarious co-host Janice talk about everything from relationships, children, answer listener questions, give fitness tips and share Top 7 lists from a medical professional.
The Andy Andrews Show- New York Times bestselling author Andy Andrews spends half an hour each week talking, with a co-host and sometimes a guest, about real life principles and how listeners can better their lives and the world with these principles. A devoted husband and dad to two preteen boys, Andy often delves into topics related to marriage and parenting.
Pregtastic- Listen to a panel of veteran and soon-to-be first time mamas share the ups and downs of pregnancy, delivery and the newborn stage. Pregtastic panelists each share their own stories, share their birth plans–be it home birth or hospital–and opinions on child raising in general.
The Smarter Science of Slim- A wealth of information for the health-conscious mom who wants to feed her family well, and possibly slim down. Don’t let the name fool you; it’s not dry and boring science. Researcher Jonathon Bailor and his co-host, chef Carrie Brown, explain scientific research in easy-to-understand language and offer up some exceptionally delicious but perfectly healthy recipes for listeners.
All of these podcasts can be listened to on your computer, through the show’s site or iTunes. Or use an app on your mobile device to listen on the go.
What’s your favorite podcast? Do you have your own show? Share with us in the comments!