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The Mom Hour

By Life, Listened

The most fun you’ve ever had with two moms you’ve never met. Co-hosts Meagan Francis and Sarah Powers have eight kids between them, preschool to teen. Weekly conversations offer practical tips and real-life encouragement for moms who want to enjoy motherhood more, and cut back on comparison, worry, and stress. We’re not experts, we’re moms who’ve been there. We’re not perfect, we’re real. Welcome to The Mom Hour.

  1. 1.
    More Than Mom: Ask Us Anything!09/27/2020
    1:03:48
  2. 2.
    Home Learning Success Strategies + Our Kids’ Fall Schooling Update: Episode 27909/22/2020
    1:00:48
  3. 3.
    How To Recover When You Lose Your Cool: Episode 27809/15/2020
    51:23
  4. 4.
    More Than Mom: COVID Made Us Do It (Weird Ways We’ve Changed Since March)09/13/2020
    49:14
  5. 5.
    7 Ways We’re Saving Money This Fall: Episode 27709/08/2020
    1:10:58
  6. 6.
    Decluttering Your Home For The Weirdest Fall Season Ever: Voices 5209/04/2020
    47:24
  7. 7.
    Behind The Scenes & End Of Summer Catch-Up: Episode 27609/01/2020
    1:01:48
  8. 8.
    More Listener Questions & Our Advice: Episode 27508/25/2020
    54:23
  1. 9.
    Listener Questions & Our Advice: Episode 27408/18/2020
    47:51
  2. 10.
    More Small Comforts (Because This Isn’t Over Yet): Episode 27308/11/2020
    1:03:40
  3. 11.
    COVID-19, Working Moms, and the Child-Care Crisis: Voices 5108/07/2020
    1:03:19
  4. 12.
    The Messes Of Motherhood: Episode 27208/04/2020
    1:10:33
  5. 13.
    School Decisions For Fall 2020 (Part 2): Episode 27107/28/2020
    1:04:03
  6. 14.
    School Decisions For Fall 2020 (Part 1): Episode 27007/21/2020
    59:39
  7. 15.
    Makeup & Mom Life: Episode 26907/14/2020
    1:03:16
  8. 16.
    Supporting Kids’ Behavioral Health As The Pandemic Stretches On: Voices 5007/10/2020
    50:21
  9. 17.
    Feeding A Family When Things Are In Flux: Episode 26807/07/2020
    1:02:14
  10. 18.
    Big Moves, Part Two (Prepping, Packing, Relocating): Episode 26706/30/2020
    48:16
  11. 19.
    Big Moves, Part One (Dreaming, Planning, Deciding): Episode 26606/23/2020
    1:03:12
  12. 20.
    More Things We Shouldn’t Have Freaked Out About: Episode 26506/16/2020
    54:20
  13. 21.
    Starting Small With Self-Reliant Living With Kris Bordessa: Voices 4906/12/2020
    51:07
  14. 22.
    Flattering Summer Fashion For Moms: Episode 26406/09/2020
    58:58
  15. 23.
    Talking About Racism As A Family (A Candid Conversation With Meagan’s Niece & Nephew)06/05/2020
    1:25:16
  16. 24.
    (Realistic) Summer Schedule Intentions: Episode 26306/03/2020
    51:19
  17. 25.
    Pandemic Perspectives: Church Leader + Café Manager + Daycare Owner05/31/2020
    47:11
  18. 26.
    10 Habits Of Happy Home Managers05/29/2020
    48:44
  19. 27.
    Baby Names & How We Chose Them: Episode 26205/26/2020
    1:08:09
  20. 28.
    Pandemic Perspectives: Solo Parenting (In Australia!) + Blended Family Of Many Littles + ICU Nurse05/24/2020
    39:00
  21. 29.
    Judgment, Criticism & Mom-Shaming In The Time Of COVID-19: Episode 26105/19/2020
    1:05:00
  22. 30.
    Pandemic Perspectives: Warehouse Worker + Child Welfare Attorney + 4th Grade Teacher05/17/2020
    46:03
  23. 31.
    Small Comforts (Part Two): Episode 26005/12/2020
    48:14
  24. 32.
    Pandemic Perspectives: Fabric Shop Owner + Blended Family SAHM + Steel Mill Essential Worker05/10/2020
    46:53
  25. 33.
    Small Comforts (Part One): Episode 25905/05/2020
    49:22
  26. 34.
    Pandemic Perspectives: Respiratory Therapist + University Psychologist + Foster Youth Social Worker05/03/2020
    41:55
  27. 35.
    Creativity & Connection During Hard Seasons With Coffee + Crumbs Founder Ashlee Gadd: Voices 4805/01/2020
    1:02:45
  28. 36.
    Life Skills We’re Glad Our Kids Have Right Now (And A Few They’re Still Working On): Episode 25804/28/2020
    1:03:47
  29. 37.
    Pandemic Perspectives: Child Welfare Advocate + ER Nurse + High School Teacher04/26/2020
    41:32
  30. 38.
    Getting A Break When There Are No Breaks (And Losing The Guilt About It!)04/24/2020
    57:43
  31. 39.
    Mom Milestones (By Popular Request!): Episode 25704/21/2020
    1:02:03
  32. 40.
    Pandemic Perspectives: Preemie Twin Birth + NYC Physician + Grocery Store Manager04/19/2020
    48:58
  33. 41.
    More Listener Questions & Our Advice: Episode 25604/14/2020
    1:04:18
  34. 42.
    Pandemic Perspectives: After-School Programs + Friends In China + Pregnant & Married To A Hospital Physician04/12/2020
    47:47
  35. 43.
    Introducing Pandemic Perspectives04/10/2020
    1:16
  36. 44.
    Listener Questions & Our Advice: Episode 25504/07/2020
    52:29
  37. 45.
    Freezer Meals, Pantry Staples & The New Reality Of Food Prep With Stacie Billis: Voices 4704/03/2020
    1:04:25
  38. 46.
    A Week Of Real-Life Dinners (COVID-19 Edition): Episode 25403/31/2020
    55:22
  39. 47.
    Spring Cleaning Your Digital Life, Part 3 (Files, Folders & Storage)03/27/2020
    26:10
  40. 48.
    Spring Cleaning Your Digital Life, Part 2 (Tackling Inbox Clutter)03/26/2020
    31:51
  41. 49.
    Spring Cleaning Your Digital Life, Part 1 (So. Many. Photos.)03/25/2020
    25:32
  42. 50.
    (Very Specific!) Self-Care Strategies For Stressful Seasons: Episode 25303/24/2020
    1:05:03
  43. 51.
    Homeschool Moms: “You’ve Got This. Here’s What’s Most Important.”03/19/2020
    58:13
  44. 52.
    Stuck At Home? Us Too. Here Are Some Ideas: Episode 25203/17/2020
    52:15
  45. 53.
    More Than Mom: How We’re The Same (And Also Different)03/15/2020
    54:52
  46. 54.
    Planning Travel & Family Vacations (Part 1): Episode 25103/10/2020
    1:05:46
  47. 55.
    Celebrating Neurodiversity & Parenting “Differently Wired” Kids With Debbie Reber: Voices 4603/06/2020
    1:07:31
  48. 56.
    What One-On-One Time Really Looks Like With Our Kids: Episode 25003/03/2020
    54:47
  49. 57.
    Life & Motherhood After A High-Risk Pregnancy & Premature Birth02/28/2020
    36:27
  50. 58.
    Sickness, Health, and Motherhood: Episode 24902/25/2020
    1:06:56
  51. 59.
    More Than Mom: Milestone Birthdays & Aging Gracefully02/23/2020
    51:01
  52. 60.
    10 Things We Love About Raising Siblings: Episode 24802/18/2020
    47:01
  53. 61.
    Having “The Talk” About Internet Safety With Kids Little To Grown: Episode 24702/11/2020
    49:26
  54. 62.
    More Than Mom: Pop Culture Sensations! (Do We Even Care?)02/09/2020
    49:18
  55. 63.
    Dating & Romance (For Single Moms & Married Ones, Too!): Voices 4502/07/2020
    47:53
  56. 64.
    Home & Life Products We’re Loving: Episode 24602/04/2020
    44:51
  57. 65.
    Embracing Real Life With Moments That Matter01/30/2020
    46:39
  58. 66.
    School Volunteering That Fits Your Personality: Episode 24501/28/2020
    58:28
  59. 67.
    More Than Mom: Talking About The Weather (No, Really.)01/26/2020
    1:02:57
  60. 68.
    Family Food Values & What’s Working For Us: Episode 24401/21/2020
    51:12
  61. 69.
    10 Things We Love About Toddlers: Episode 24301/14/2020
    47:26
  62. 70.
    More Than Mom: Small Habits That Make A Big Difference01/12/2020
    54:53
  63. 71.
    Staying Organized & Motivated As A Full-Time Working Mom with Sarah Hart-Unger: Voices 4401/10/2020
    47:05
  64. 72.
    Listener Questions (Vol. 23): Episode 24201/07/2020
    49:17
  65. 73.
    Cozy Year-End Chat With Meagan & Sarah: Episode 24112/31/2019
    32:31
  66. 74.
    Listener Questions (Vol. 22): Episode 24012/23/2019
    50:58
  67. 75.
    Kids’ Haircuts, Styling & Maintenance: Episode 23912/17/2019
    1:04:25
  68. 76.
    Must-Have Winter Gear For All Ages: Episode 23812/10/2019
    57:04
  69. 77.
    The Thank-You Project with Nancy Davis Kho: Voices 4312/06/2019
    49:02
  70. 78.
    The Holiday Meagan Went All In: Episode 23712/03/2019
    53:28
  71. 79.
    More Than Mom: Things We’ve Changed Our Minds About12/01/2019
    50:42
  72. 80.
    Holiday Shopping 03: Storing, Wrapping & Opening11/29/2019
    35:52
  73. 81.
    Holiday Shopping 02: Small Business, Maker & Handmade11/28/2019
    31:56
  74. 82.
    Holiday Shopping 01: Organizing, Planning & Purchasing11/27/2019
    34:49
  75. 83.
    Grab Bag Catch-Up & Reading While Traveling: Episode 23611/26/2019
    1:05:43
  76. 84.
    More Than Mom: Hair Styling & Hair Maintenance11/24/2019
    59:07
  77. 85.
    Creating Holiday Memories 03: Capturing11/22/2019
    26:18
  78. 86.
    Creating Holiday Memories 02: Appreciating11/21/2019
    23:05
  79. 87.
    Creating Holiday Memories 01: Noticing11/20/2019
    19:49
  80. 88.
    “Mom Brain” & Making Adult Conversation: Episode 23511/19/2019
    1:04:34
  81. 89.
    Mom Myths & Mom Truths: Episode 23411/12/2019
    1:16:19
  82. 90.
    More Than Mom: Fall Fitness Update11/10/2019
    1:03:43
  83. 91.
    Removing The Stigma Of Kids In Therapy With Dr. Erin Lanphier: Voices 4211/08/2019
    54:49
  84. 92.
    The Fall Sarah Quit Everything: Episode 23311/05/2019
    57:38
  85. 93.
    Celebrating Kids’ Birthdays & Family Culture: Episode 23210/29/2019
    57:46
  86. 94.
    More Than Mom: Things That Creep Us Out10/27/2019
    59:20
  87. 95.
    On Our Tables This Fall: Episode 23110/22/2019
    56:34
  88. 96.
    What’s One More? The Practical Realities of 3+ Kid Families: Episode 23010/15/2019
    1:05:07
  89. 97.
    More Than Mom: Behind The Scenes Of Our Partnership10/13/2019
    1:00:50
  90. 98.
    Table Manners & Social Graces: Episode 22910/08/2019
    58:50
  91. 99.
    Career Challenges & Working Mom Strategies With TheMomProject.com’s Colleen Curtis: Voices 4110/04/2019
    56:47
  92. 100.
    Parenting “Fair” vs. Parenting To The Child: Episode 22810/01/2019
    56:08
  93. 101.
    Female Friendships & Women We Admire (PLUS Picture Books with Katie): Episode 22709/24/2019
    1:10:49
  94. 102.
    More Than Mom: Fall Fitness Pep Talk09/22/2019
    56:57
  95. 103.
    Finding Time & Making Time: Episode 22609/17/2019
    56:41
  96. 104.
    Sports Fandom & Family Culture: Episode 22509/10/2019
    1:02:33
  97. 105.
    More Than Mom: Being Alone09/08/2019
    51:21
  98. 106.
    Feeding Your Family Without The Guilt with Stacie Billis & Meghan Splawn: Voices 4009/06/2019
    1:14:34
  99. 107.
    Listener Questions (Vol. 21): Episode 22409/03/2019
    54:35
  100. 108.
    Listener Questions (Vol. 20): Episode 22308/27/2019
    45:15
  101. 109.
    More Than Mom: Late Summer Check-In & Procrastination08/25/2019
    58:01
  102. 110.
    Morning Routines & Morning Makeovers: Episode 22208/20/2019
    55:05
  103. 111.
    Reading & Literacy Tips by Age & Stage08/16/2019
    54:49
  104. 112.
    Tips For Starting (Elementary & Middle) School: Episode 22108/13/2019
    48:59
  105. 113.
    More Than Mom: For The Love Of Libraries08/11/2019
    50:25
  106. 114.
    Home Management Systems That Work (For Now): Episode 22008/06/2019
    53:47
  107. 115.
    Mothering & Running A Business Through Chronic Illness With Amy Clark: Voices 3908/02/2019
    1:03:49
  108. 116.
    Motherhood & FOMO: Episode 21907/30/2019
    1:04:40
  109. 117.
    More Than Mom: The Lives We Didn’t Lead07/28/2019
    50:58
  110. 118.
    Let’s Talk About “Sharenting”: Episode 21807/23/2019
    52:47
  111. 119.
    Throwbacks & TimeHops (Why Looking Back Matters): Episode 21707/16/2019
    45:21
  112. 120.
    More Than Mom: Would You Rather…07/14/2019
    39:22
  113. 121.
    Other People’s Babies: Episode 21607/09/2019
    43:25
  114. 122.
    Worth The Wait: One Mom’s Infertility Story with K.C. Clifford: Voices 3807/05/2019
    1:06:01
  115. 123.
    We Love Fun Now! (Or Do We?) PLUS Beach Reads: Episode 21507/02/2019
    1:07:37
  116. 124.
    Must Have Gear For The Beach & Pool: Episode 21406/25/2019
    45:24
  117. 125.
    More Than Mom: Dating As A Divorced Mom06/23/2019
    59:28
  118. 126.
    Adventure As A Family Value: Episode 21306/18/2019
    1:00:44
  119. 127.
    Parenting Siblings (Host Swap With Edit Your Life’s Asha Dornfest): Episode 21206/11/2019
    1:05:52
  120. 128.
    More Than Mom: The Search For The Perfect Thing06/09/2019
    48:31
  121. 129.
    Having Kids Young & Building A Creative Business With Camp Climb Founder Emma Hicks: Voices 3706/07/2019
    42:28
  122. 130.
    Listener Questions (Vacation Edition): Episode 21106/04/2019
    1:00:35
  123. 131.
    Listener Questions (Vol. 19): Episode 21005/28/2019
    52:42
  124. 132.
    More Than Mom: Adventures Great & Small05/26/2019
    54:26
  125. 133.
    Screen Time Strategies Through The Years: Episode 20905/21/2019
    58:18
  126. 134.
    BONUS: Teachers Respond To May Madness05/17/2019
    26:49
  127. 135.
    Royal Baby & Celebrity Parenting Culture: Episode 20805/14/2019
    52:45
  128. 136.
    More Than Mom: Giving & Receiving Gifts05/12/2019
    55:17
  129. 137.
    Our Kids & Their Friendships: Episode 20705/07/2019
    58:40
  130. 138.
    Spending, Saving, and Living Your Values with Natalie Taylor: Voices 3605/03/2019
    1:07:25
  131. 139.
    Surviving The End Of School: Episode 20604/30/2019
    55:42
  132. 140.
    Family Budgets & Personal Finance: Episode 20504/23/2019
    54:20
  133. 141.
    More Than Mom: Outdoor Décor & Patio Style04/21/2019
    1:08:42
  134. 142.
    Getting Outside With Kids: Episode 20404/16/2019
    53:32
  135. 143.
    BONUS: Introducing Motherhood Sessions from Gimlet04/11/2019
    8:26
  136. 144.
    Knowing Yourself As A Mom: Episode 20304/09/2019
    1:02:19
  137. 145.
    More Than Mom: Hospitality & Customer Service04/07/2019
    55:16
  138. 146.
    Helping Kids Learn From Mistakes with Jessica Lahey: Voices 3504/05/2019
    55:01
  139. 147.
    Spring Traditions & Spring Books For Kids: Episode 20204/02/2019
    1:00:27
  140. 148.
    It’s Time To Plan For Summer: Episode 20103/26/2019
    59:44
  141. 149.
    More Than Mom: Making The Podcast (Then vs. Now)03/24/2019
    58:46
  142. 150.
    What We’ve Learned From Each Other: Episode 20003/19/2019
    1:17:40
  143. 151.
    BONUS: Not Aunt Becky!? The College Scam & Parenting Culture03/14/2019
    17:44
  144. 152.
    Listener Questions (Vol. 18): Episode 19903/12/2019
    44:09
  145. 153.
    More Than Mom: Smartphone Apps We Can’t Live Without03/10/2019
    59:10
  146. 154.
    Listener Questions (Vol.17): Episode 19803/05/2019
    55:48
  147. 155.
    Parenting Only Children & Loving The Teen Years With Karen Walrond: Voices 3403/01/2019
    1:03:44
  148. 156.
    BONUS: The Story Behind The “Surfboard Kid” Viral Photo…02/27/2019
    11:41
  149. 157.
    Birth Order, Siblings, And Families Of Origin: Episode 19702/26/2019
    53:56
  150. 158.
    More Than Mom: Products We Love02/24/2019
    55:36
  151. 159.
    A Week Of Real-Life Dinners (Vol. 2): Episode 19602/19/2019
    1:02:14
  152. 160.
    Helping Or Helicoptering? (Part 2): Episode 19502/12/2019
    1:10:26
  153. 161.
    More Than Mom: Former Jobs & Style Aspirations02/10/2019
    51:45
  154. 162.
    Helping Or Helicoptering? (Part 1): Episode 19402/05/2019
    1:08:14
  155. 163.
    The Pump & Dump Show: Voices 3302/01/2019
    47:53
  156. 164.
    What’s In Your Motherhood Time Capsule? Episode 19301/29/2019
    55:00
  157. 165.
    More Than Mom: Grumpiness01/27/2019
    46:46
  158. 166.
    Toddlers vs. Teenagers: Episode 19201/22/2019
    59:12
  159. 167.
    Chores, Life Skills, & Household Contributions: Episode 19101/15/2019
    58:37
  160. 168.
    More Than Mom: Sleep!01/13/2019
    48:14
  161. 169.
    Little Steps, Big Leaps, & Setting Intentions As A Mom: Episode 19001/08/2019
    58:24
  162. 170.
    Your Potty Training Questions, Answered: Voices 3201/04/2019
    51:19
  163. 171.
    We’re Not “Word Of The Year” Types…Or Are We? Episode 18901/01/2019
    39:34
  164. 172.
    Best Of The Mom Hour 2018: Episode 18812/26/2018
    53:36
  165. 173.
    More Than Mom: Our Favorite Products Of 201812/21/2018
    45:03
  166. 174.
    Should I Get Pregnant Again? Episode 18712/18/2018
    51:26
  167. 175.
    Listener Questions (Holiday Edition, Vol.3): 2018 Holiday Special #412/14/2018
    37:36
  168. 176.
    Raising Readers & Our Favorite Holiday Books: Episode 18612/11/2018
    1:01:22
  169. 177.
    Loving The Holidays As A Divorced Mom, Single Mom, Or Blended Family: 2018 Holiday Special #312/07/2018
    51:57
  170. 178.
    Road Trips & Air Travel With Babies, Toddlers, & Littles: Episode 18512/04/2018
    1:10:12
  171. 179.
    December Intentions For Busy Moms: 2018 Holiday Special #211/30/2018
    29:04
  172. 180.
    Change Is The Only Constant: Episode 18411/27/2018
    54:13
  173. 181.
    Kids & Gift Lists: 2018 Holiday Special #111/23/2018
    49:52
  174. 182.
    “Mommy Needs Wine” & Other Problematic Mom-Tropes: Episode 18311/20/2018
    51:52
  175. 183.
    More Than Mom: Cheers!11/18/2018
    47:42
  176. 184.
    Holiday Travel & Visiting Relatives: Episode 18211/13/2018
    46:13
  177. 185.
    More Than Mom: Clutter11/11/2018
    52:10
  178. 186.
    How Baby’s Personality May (Or May Not) Predict Big Kid Character Traits: Episode 18111/06/2018
    1:06:54
  179. 187.
    Finding Your Voice As Your Kids Get Older With Asha Dornfest: Voices 3111/02/2018
    1:01:43
  180. 188.
    Helping Kids With Doctor Visits, Shots, and “Appointment Fear”: Episode 18010/30/2018
    1:01:04
  181. 189.
    More Than Mom: Pets!10/28/2018
    54:36
  182. 190.
    First Babies Vs. The Rest: Episode 17910/23/2018
    47:04
  183. 191.
    Co-Parenting In Real Life: Episode 17810/16/2018
    1:03:55
  184. 192.
    More Than Mom: Musical Theater10/14/2018
    48:47
  185. 193.
    Halloween Costumes & Halloween Picture Books: Episode 17710/09/2018
    1:02:17
  186. 194.
    Changing The Conversation With Jenny Schatzle: Voices 3010/05/2018
    1:06:07
  187. 195.
    Listener Questions (Vol.16): Episode 17610/02/2018
    48:34
  188. 196.
    Listener Questions (Vol.15): Episode 17509/25/2018
    59:56
  189. 197.
    More Than Mom: Fall!09/23/2018
    57:01
  190. 198.
    How To Be The Parent That Teachers (And Schools) Love: Episode 17409/18/2018
    56:58
  191. 199.
    The Life-Changing Magic Of Arbitrary Rules: Episode 17309/11/2018
    52:37
  192. 200.
    More Than Mom: Podcasts We Love09/09/2018
    45:34

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