Okayest Moms: The Podcast

Brittany Garner & Heather McTaggart

The Okayest Moms is a community for the modern mom. Each week, co-hosts Brittany and Heather talk about a range of topics from motherhood to frivolous reality tv and everything in between. We believe in self-care, mom friends as our sanity, and that motherhood looks different for everyone. Most of all, we believe that you are more than *just* mom. Welcome to the Okayest Moms podcast!

All Episodes

Heather and Brittany sit down with Marti Kerner of Everyday Jewish Mom to talk about Hanukkah and Judaism. Marti shares a little history of Hanukkah, what it looks like for her family to celebrate, and how you can honor and learn more about Hanukkah in your home, even if you are not Jewish. About Marti ... Read More about 87. Cultural Conversations: Hanukkah and Judaism The post 87. Cultural Conversations: Hanukkah and Judaism appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Nov 30

43 min 50 sec

We all know of different holidays celebrated at the end of the year, but most don't know what they are truly about, or how they are celebrated. In this first episode of the Cultural Conversations series, Brittany and Heather talk to Danitzia of The Momtessori Life about her multicultural family celebrations. Danitzia shares how they celebrate Dia de Los Muertos and Diwali respectively with her young family. The post 86. Cultural Conversations: Dia de Los Muertos and Diwali appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Nov 23

38 min

While Heather and Brittany recover from their MTHR Collective Retreat, they are bringing you a chat from the archives with the founders themselves! Heather and Brittany speak to Danielle Kelly and Liz Franco, creators of MTHR Collective. The post {From The Archives} 18. Cultivating Friendships in Motherhood appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Nov 16

1 hr

It's that time of year and we're talking holiday gift guides! Heather and Brittany share their favorite things from their various gift guides. The unique thing about the guides is that these are all things that the Okayest Moms already own and love, have gifted in the past to critical acclaim, or have on their own lists. The post 85. Holiday Gift Guides appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Nov 9

1 hr 11 min

Once Halloween is over, its game on for the holiday season, which means lots of holiday prep and routines for moms everywhere. Brittany and Heather talk about finding balance in the upcoming holiday season, how they're preparing (or not preparing) for holiday shopping, gift giving, all the activities, treats, and everything in between. The post 84. Holiday Prep & Routines appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Nov 2

1 hr 13 min

Heather and Brittany share the shows they've been watching from reality TV to dramas. They also share what shows they've been watching as a family, as well as kid shows that are actually worth watching. The post 83. What We’re Watching appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Oct 26

59 min 26 sec

Heather and Brittany share simple ways to go green. This episode is designed to give you actionable takeaways to empower you to make changes that reduce your family's carbon footprint. It may seem overwhelming at first, but we promise these are easy and will probably save you some money! The post 82. Simple Ways for Okayest Moms To Go Green appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Oct 19

1 hr 4 min

Listen in as we read and hear your stories about imperfect motherhood in our new series, Okayest Mom Moments! The post Okayest Mom Moments 3 appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Oct 15

10 min

Family photo season is here! Heather and Brittany talk to Tina Swain, a professional photographer about how to take the stress out of family photos, what a professional does behind the scenes, and why the relationship you have with your photographer is important for a successful outcome. The post 81. Effortless Family Photos with Tina appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Oct 12

58 min 58 sec

The Okayest Moms talk to Giselle Schroer about how hormones, nutrition, and wellness work together. The older we get, the harder it can be to keep any one of those in check, and Giselle shares how focusing on one can improve the others. The post 80. Hormones, Nutrition, and Wellness with Giselle appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Oct 5

1 hr 8 min

Listen in as we read and hear your stories about imperfect motherhood in our new series, Okayest Mom Moments! The post Okayest Mom Moments 2 appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Oct 1

13 min 4 sec

You've heard Brittany and Heather talk about the enneagram before. They've even had an episode with an enneagram expert! Today, the Okayest Moms are sharing how they found the enneagram, some of their favorite resources, and how the enneagram has been a useful tool for marriage, motherhood, and life in general. The post 79. The Enneagram Episode appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Sep 28

44 min 38 sec

others being financially savvy, and how to build a financial legacy for your family. Tiffany also shares her approach to household chores with her kids, and shares a few outdated financial tips. The post 78. Building a Financial Legacy with Tiffany appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Sep 21

46 min 53 sec

Heather and Brittany reveal whether or not they are Animal People, and talk about the impact family pets have on their families. They talk about having to say good bye to their family dogs, and their plans to add pets to their respective families in the future. The post 77. Family Pets appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Sep 14

52 min 41 sec

You know those moments in motherhood that make you pause and whisper "WTF?" under your breath? Those moments that are so unique to motherhood that if you don't laugh, you might cry? These stories are meant to reassure you that no one is doing motherhood perfectly, and that there is beauty in the imperfection. The post Okayest Mom Moments 1 appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Sep 10

14 min 4 sec

Heather and Brittany chat with Tami Hackbarth, host of the 100% Guilt Free Self Care podcast. Tami is a life coach and believer in self care, and The Okayest Moms talk about the importance of carving out that time for yourself, despite all the demands in your life. The post 76. Happy Hour: Self Care With Tami Hackbarth appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Sep 7

1 hr 15 min

Brittany and Heather talk about kids in sports and how to navigate sports culture. The discuss what sports they participated in as a child, how they approach their kids playing sports, and how to find balance between finding the joy in athletics and being a full out sports mom. The post 75. How To Be An Okayest Sports Mom appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Aug 31

55 min 25 sec

Heather and Brittany are back with more real meals and sharing what their families actually ate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This week was especially unique because it was the first full week back to school and soccer practice began. The post 74. Another Week of Real Meals appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Aug 24

34 min 3 sec

Feeling like you're missing out on girl time? The Okayest Moms are back with a happy hour episode just in time! Heather and Brittany talk to Stephanie of Olive and Tate about motherhood, being an influencer, and her new book, Toddler Tuesdays: Tales From The Toddler Trenches. The post 73. Happy Hour with Stephanie of Olive and Tate appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Aug 17

1 hr 18 min

Brittany and Heather are back with the latest round of entertainment favorites including what they're watching, reading and listening to. They share their favorite (and least favorite) things they've watched recently, the most recent books they've read, and the podcasts and audiobooks they've been listening to. The post 72. What We’re Watching, Reading, and Listening To Right Now appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Aug 10

54 min 17 sec

for their families, how they are feeling going into the new year, and what expectations they have. The Okayest Moms also talk their favorite back to school gear and share a few lunch ideas for picky kids. The post 71. Back To School Season Is Here appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Aug 3

51 min 14 sec

Brittany and Heather talk implementing chores, kids, and teaching financial literacy at a young age. They share how chores work in their respective families, how much allowance their children earn, and touch on some of their values around teaching the value of a dollar and the importance of hard work in their kids. The post 70. Chores, Kids, and Teaching of Financial Literacy appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Jul 27

1 hr 6 min

Heather and Brittany talk to Ashley Brown, the brilliant woman behind Routine and Things. Ashley shares her passion for building routines, outlines their importance, as well as where to start if you are new to routines, and why routines are a form of self care for women, especially mothers. The post 69. Building Routines with Ashley Brown appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Jul 20

42 min

Did you know that Brittany had a graphic design business, Brittany Garner Design? She walks us through the evolution of BGD, the ways she pivoted to grow her business as her family was also growing, and the challenges that ultimately lead her to scale back. The post 68. The Evolution of Brittany Garner Design appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Jul 13

42 min 4 sec

Heather and Brittany share their recent travels, both on the road and in the air. They also share a few tips and tricks for riding in cars with kids, staying in a hotel as a family, and staying in a rental as a family. The post 67. Summer Travel appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Jul 6

50 min 46 sec

Brittany and Heather talk to Janet Allison about the complexities of raising boys. Topics covered include how boys typically express emotion, how to handle their big emotions, and how the pandemic has affected boys specifically. The post 66. Raising Boys with Janet Allison appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Jun 29

51 min 40 sec

We're back from our summer break and ready to celebrate this weird summer of cautious fun. That's a thing, right? We're talking about a little bit of everything, including what we've been up to, products that are saving our sanity, and what we've been watching and reading. The post 65. The Summer of Cautious Fun appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Jun 22

55 min 54 sec

It's the last week of Heather and Brittany's podcast summer break! We will be back next week but in the meantime, here is a popular episode from the archives: all about home organization! The post {From The Archives} 48. Home Organization appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Jun 15

1 hr 4 min

It's still summer break over here but today we bring you a replay of one of our most popular episodes ever: Our Pre-Pinterest Weddings. The post {From The Archives} 24. Our Pre-Pinterest Weddings appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Jun 8

54 min 10 sec

While we wrangle kids asking for nonstop snacks and screens, we are bringing you a classic episode where we discuss if we will be adding a baby to our respective families in the future. The post {From The Archives} 8. So… Are You Gonna Have More Kids?? appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Jun 1

34 min 34 sec

As school winds down, we find ourselves on the brink of yet another schedule change. With kids home for the summer, we have decided to take a few weeks off from recording. We will still be doing fun things behind the scenes and checking in periodically, but we need some time to regroup and relax with our families. Relaxing with your family is a thing, right? The post School’s Out For Summer…And So Are We appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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May 25

3 min 28 sec

Inspired by other podcasts they admire, Brittany and Heather share a week of real life meals that they ate. No special influence because they knew they'd be sharing- just a real life peek behind the curtain to share what it really looked like when feeding their families for a week. The post 64. What We Ate: A Week of Real Life Meals appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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May 18

48 min 50 sec

Brittany and Heather discuss which Real Housewives franchises are their current favorites, and talk about the conclusion of Summer House, as well as the Bravo Blast From The Past episodes of Watch What Happens Live. Heather declares this person the "best thing on Bravo," and Brittany shares which franchise she's basically given up on. The post 63. A Pink Suitcase Full of Receipts: Bravo Talk appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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May 11

1 hr 4 min

Supporting small business has never been more important, and Heather talks with Olivia Howell of March Lion Media about easy ways to support your favorite small businesses during Small Business Month. The post 62. How To Support Small Business with Olivia Howell appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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May 4

1 hr 8 min

It's a challenge for Millennial mothers to accept help because we've been programed to think we have to do it all to be good moms. Every mother knows in theory that asking for help saves our sanity and can even be a form of self care. Yet, so many of us (Brittany and Heather included) struggle to ask for and accept help in practice. Brittany and Heather talk with Caitlyn Wallinger, author of Mother Mule, about the importance of asking, receiving, and giving help within our community. The post 61. Learning to Accept Help with Caitlyn Wallinger appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Apr 27

56 min 20 sec

Brittany and Heather discuss their imperfect fitness routines, and the role fitness has played in their lives before and after having kids, including the impactful role fitness plays in their mental health. Also discussed is their collective love for the Peloton platform. The Okayest Moms share their favorite instructors, rides, and the pros and cons of owning a Peloton bike. The post 60. Our Imperfect Fitness Routines appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Apr 20

1 hr 7 min

Hi friends! We’re just popping in to tell you we are taking this week off. Brittany has some family business to attend to that requires her to be out of town, and posting an episode is outside of Heather’s pay grade. If you’ve been around a while, you know Brittany is the tech guru! Join ... Read More about Just a Quick Word The post Just a Quick Word appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Apr 13

2 min 11 sec

Have you always loved reading horoscopes, but never really understood how astrology works? This episode is for you! Heather and Brittany sit down with Carol of Friendly Brown Hottie to discuss all things astrology. The post 59. Happy Hour Astrology with Friendly Brown Hottie appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Apr 6

41 min 25 sec

Heather and Brittany discuss the happenings in the Bravo Universe including Real Housewives of Dallas, Real Housewives of New Jersey, Real Housewives of Atlanta, the trailer for the upcoming Real Housewives of New York season, Summer House, and Below Deck Sailing Yacht. The Okayest Moms also discuss if Covid is playing a role in these lackluster seasons or if the Housewives formula is growing stale. The post 58. An Airing of Our Bravo Grievances appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Mar 30

1 hr 3 min

In this episode in the Happy Hour Series, Heather and Brittany sit down to talk with Val from Lovely Lucky Life. The post 57. Happy Hour with Val of Lovely Lucky Life appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Mar 23

50 min 51 sec

The Okayest Moms are back with another round of "Ask Us Anything" questions from our audience! Brittany and Heather talk about date night ideas in a pandemic, they're thoughts on being on the brink of "normal", and how they split up the work involved to make a podcast. The post 56. Ask Us Anything Part 3 appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Mar 16

1 hr 5 min

We are missing happy hour chats with girlfriends now more than ever, so we were excited to sit down with Jessica of Frosting and Fringe. The post 55. Happy Hour with Jessica of Frosting and Fringe appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Mar 9

48 min 9 sec

The Okayest Moms share the reality of a day in the life, and share things they do to get their days back on track, and preventative routines and habits they are putting in place to get ahead of a bad mood. The post 54. Mood Boosting Routines & Habits appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Mar 2

1 hr 5 min

Heather and Brittany discuss the latest in the Bravo World, including the much awaited bachelorette party on Real Housewives of Atlanta, the wild allegations on the Real Housewives of New Jersey premiere, and part two of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City reunion. The post 53. The Bravo World is Abuzz appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Feb 23

58 min 55 sec

Life feels a little random right now, and that's exactly what this episode is! Brittany and Heather share what they're loving right now, including their new found love of house plants, a few things they're watching, current favorite skin care products, and a little home design. See, random, but entertaining nonetheless! The post 52. What We’re Loving Right Now appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Feb 16

47 min 24 sec

Nothing will stop the grocery shopping and meal planning hamster wheel from turning, even a pandemic! Heather and Brittany share how they grocery shop for their families, how that process has changed over the last year, and how they approach meal planning. WHAT TO LISTEN FOR: Grocery shopping Where we do our grocery shopping Pantry ... Read More about 51. How We Do Grocery Shopping + Meal Planning The post 51. How We Do Grocery Shopping + Meal Planning appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Feb 9

55 min 45 sec

Heather and Brittany discuss how they consume news, what outlets they trust, and how their kids participate in their news consumption. Later in the episode, they are joined by Jennifer Sullivan, founder of The Middle, where they discuss why it's important to stay current as mothers, how to approach fake news, and the media's responsibility in a democracy. The post 50. How We Get Our News appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Feb 2

1 hr 8 min

Our first Bravo breakdown of the new year! Heather and Brittany recap Real Housewives of Atlanta, Dallas, Orange County, and Salt Lake City. They also confess that they are slightly bored by everything Housewives are offering. Just another thing claimed by the pandemic! The post 49. Bravo Breakdown + What We’re Watching Now appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Jan 26

1 hr 4 min

In this episode, we talk about how we approach keeping our homes organized, even with young kids who are spending the majority of their time at home these days. We also share a few of our favorite hacks and products that make home organization a little easier. The post 48. Home Organization appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Jan 19

1 hr 4 min

In this episode, we discuss how our self care has evolved over the last year, and the changes we've made in order to meet our needs, including habit tracking. The post 47. Hello 2021 + Why We’re Habit Tracking appeared first on Okayest Moms.

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Jan 12

38 min 56 sec