My 10 Favorite Podcasts Right Now

I discovered podcasts when my daughter, Waverly was first born in 2017. Before Waverly was born, I was a full time store manager of a clothing store. I spent 40-50+ hours a week managing a staff and dealing with customers on a daily basis. Even when I was at home I was calling to check in on the store's sales, mapping out floor sets, making schedules, planning meetings... I was busy.  I was constantly on the move and constantly talking to people. Leaving that all behind and becoming a work from home mom was a big change for me and I really struggled with this in Waverly's first year. I had such mom guilt and felt bad, but I absolutely hated being at home all the time. But then I wanted to be home with her so I didn't miss out on all the little things she was doing, but I also missed getting out of the house and interacting with adults.
I was scrolling Facebook one night and one of Allie Casazza's posts caught my attention. It was a post talking about her podcast and her latest episode "It's Okay to Change Your Mind." This podcast episode started it all for me. I was so excited to tune in to each episode and listen to conversations between real life moms and business owners about the things I was dealing with everyday. It felt good to listen to adult conversation and I start to see a shift in my mood and my mindset.  I've changed so many things for the better in my life and made so many positive decisions since I discovered Allie's podcast and others.
The biggest one was that my husband and I discovered minimalism, decluttered every inch of our house and downsized into a smaller home. One of our best decisions ever! We are so much happier in a smaller, more manageable home. I spend less time cleaning and we are so much more thoughtful and careful about what comes into our home. With podcasts, I've rediscovered my love of reading, have learned to make self-care a priority, gotten useful parenting hacks,  cleaning tips, and even ways to manage my time and business better.
I could go on and on about the benefits of podcasts. It's free entertainment that you can listen to anywhere. I love to listen in the car, while I'm cleaning the kitchen or even while I'm enjoying my weekly self care bath. I could go on and on about the benefits of podcasts, but here's a list of my current favorites!

1. The Purpose Show with Allie Casazza

Join Allie in conversations about simplicity, minimalism, and lots of other good stuff that leads to a life of less for the sake of enjoying more in motherhood.


2. Coffee + Crumbs

The Coffee + Crumbs Podcast is your companion for kitchen cleanups, stroller walks, or the daily carpool hustle. Join hosts Indiana Adams, Ashlee Gadd and April Hoss as they chat about the beautifully hard work of raising children.


3. The Mom Hour

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. They're not experts, they're moms who've been there. They're not perfect, they're real.


4. Catch This Mama

They are here to help make your life easier, by giving solutions to the challenges you face as a mom on a daily basis. Catch This Mama will enable you to own your mom life. They created a weekly podcast to showcase other Mom’s who have went head to head with adversity and overcome obstacles to design their life. This podcast is hosted by Danie Gohr and cohosted by Emily Ferguson.


5. Boutique Chat

Real life strategy, growth hacks, proven marketing advice and interviews of top leaders for boutique fashion industry businesses. Boutique Hub Founder, Ashley Alderson talks with retailers, boutiques, wholesale brands & vendors, industry insiders to bring you the proven, juicy secrets that have helped companies rise to the top, and balance life and business. Join the spirit of Community over Competition, and find the next idea or connection for your business.

6. Goal Digger

Week after week, host Jenna Kutcher brings you the productivity tips, social media strategies, business hacks, and inspirational stories that can help YOU design your dream career. Jenna shares tangible tips and hacks that she used to become a self-made millionaire in photography, online courses, Instagram sponsorships, and navigating the world of being a #girlboss social media influencer.


7. Mother Like a Boss

It's ok, you can admit it. Sometimes motherhood seems less like the sweetness of a Pamper's commercial and more like a scene out of Jaws. At the Mother Like a Boss Podcast,  they dive into the good, the bad and the ugly of motherhood and modern homemaking, with honest conversations, tips, strategies and tools.


8. Didn't I Just Feed You

Didn’t I Just Feed You?! is a candid weekly podcast about feeding their families -- because, man, kids need to eat a lot. And frequently too! Co-hosts Stacie Billis and Meghan Splawn dig into everything from the high highs and low lows of meal planning to coping with picky eaters, the joys of dining out with kids to real-life wellness for families, all with a mission to make family meal time more fun and less stressful for busy parents. Armed with culinary prowess, practical advice, guest experts ranging from celebrity chefs to everyday parents in the trenches (you know, the real experts), a microphone and, yes, sometimes whiskey, Stacie and Meghan make life as the family cook easier. Or at least funnier.


9. RISE with Rachel Hollis

Tangible and tactical tools for your life and business. Hosted by New York Times Best-Selling Author Rachel Hollis, RISE is a series of bold conversations with fellow business powerhouses and personal development leaders that provides the listener with real-life valuable takeaways.


10. The Boss Mom

The Boss Mom Podcast, where mompreneurs and women in all stages of raising their business and family come to get tools, tips and support to help make their Boss Mom world just a little bit easier. With host Dana Malstaff.


What are some of your favorite podcasts right now?