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The Mom Hour

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The Mom Hour

The Mom Hour

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The most fun you’ve ever had with two moms you’ve never met. 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.

Latest Episodes

Family Food Values & What’s Working For Us: Episode 244

We take the long view when it comes to feeding a family: What kind of food experiences and memories do we want our kids to have? What’s the culture around the dishes we serve and the tone around the table? And what are the core values around food and eating that we strive for in our families? In Episode 244 Meagan and Sarah share some of the “food truths” we aim for in our homes, as well as some specific areas of feeding a family that are working well right now (and a few that could use a 2020 reset).

51 MIN2 d ago
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Family Food Values & What’s Working For Us: Episode 244

10 Things We Love About Toddlers: Episode 243

Toddlers get a bad rap - out in the world and even here on the podcast, where we’ve occasionally uttered the phrase: “One-year-olds are the worst.” But there’s so much to love about the toddler stage, too—from verbal explosion to hilarious antics. In Episode 243 Meagan and Sarah share stories from our own toddler-parenting years and offer, with the benefit of hindsight, ten things we love about toddlers.

47 MIN1 w ago
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10 Things We Love About Toddlers: Episode 243

More Than Mom: Small Habits That Make A Big Difference

Overhauls and reinventions sound attractive, but they can be overwhelming and even cause us to crash and burn before we ever see results. We’re both interested in the role small habits and little improvements play in our daily rhythms, productivity, and overall happiness—we’re even reading books on the topic! Join Meagan and Sarah for a totally achievable approach to resetting our good habits and improving the ones that aren’t serving us as we head into the new year. Enjoy! Partner Offer: Jane Daily Boutique Deals Jane.com is a boutique daily deals marketplace featuring the latest in women’s fashion trends, home decor, and children’s clothing. With more than 350-500 deals daily, you can score great finds for yourself (like these Wide Leg Button Fly Denim jeans and London Flats that Sarah LOVES) and your family at fantastic prices. Shop our affiliate link at themomhour.com/jane–-and thanks for helping support the show! Sponsor Spotlight: StitchFix You’ve probably heard of Sti...

54 MIN1 w ago
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More Than Mom: Small Habits That Make A Big Difference

Staying Organized & Motivated As A Full-Time Working Mom with Sarah Hart-Unger: Voices 44

A full-time physician with three young kids and a couple of side hustles, Sarah Hart-Unger relies on some time-tested systems to make sure she doesn’t miss a meeting, carves out space for her own creativity, and prioritizes date nights with her partner. She’s here to share tips and ideas with Sarah Powers as they chat all things planners, planning, goal-setting, and to-do list management in this month’s Voices interview episode. Join us! Sponsor Spotlight: Prep Dish Prep Dish is a healthy subscription-based meal planning service designed to help you shop once, prep once, and enjoy wholesome, delicious meals that come together in minutes all week long. Sign up at PrepDish.com/themomhour to get your first 2 weeks FREE. Sponsor Spotlight: FabFitFun FabFitFun is a seasonal subscription box with full-size beauty, fitness, fashion and lifestyle products. Boxes retail for $49.99 but always have a value over $200! Use coupon code THEMOMHOUR for $10 off your first box when you order at ww...

47 MIN1 w ago
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Staying Organized & Motivated As A Full-Time Working Mom with Sarah Hart-Unger: Voices 44

More Listener Questions & Our Advice: Episode 242

Thoughts on how we handle sick days, encouragement for a mom of two-under-two struggling with accepting help when it’s offered, troubleshooting a six-year-old with a nightwaking habit, and commiserating with parents whose toddler only wants dad–Meagan and Sarah are here with advice, empathy, and our experience as we take on another round of your listener questions. Enjoy! Sponsor Spotlight: Lionrock Recovery Lionrock provides online substance abuse counseling, with evidenced-based, accredited outpatient treatment options and videoconference sessions led by licensed counselors. If you or someone you know wants help for a drug or alcohol problem, counselors are standing by to chat, text, or talk whenever you’re ready. Visit lionrockrecovery.com/mom for more. Sponsor Spotlight: Ritual Ritual is the obsessively-researched vitamin for women. From D3 to Omega 3, Ritual’s Essential for Women helps fill gaps in a woman’s diet. A subscription is easy to start, and, it’s easy to snooze....

49 MIN2 w ago
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More Listener Questions & Our Advice: Episode 242

Cozy Year-End Chat With Meagan & Sarah: Episode 241

We’re not quite ready to get all crazy-intentional about 2020, but we’re also over the holidays and feeling a little reflective. Episode 241 is a casual year-end fireside (we wish!) chat with Meagan and Sarah as we close out another year as moms, family managers, business owners, and humans. Join us! Links we mentioned (or should have) in Episode 241: The Spotify video that sums up our growth and stats for 2019 Listen to the full archives of The Mom Hour here Check out our page for new listeners here Our Podcast Club has launched! Our Word Of The Year discussion from early 2019 Kidliterate, Sarah’s podcast co-hosted with her 11-year-old daughter all about smart media picks for the whole family Expecting, our pregnancy podcast, launches in 2020 You can sign up now for our course Make Money Podcasting, and get $100 off when you sign up through that link Meagan and Sarah discussed that they love Kyran Pittman’s Instagram (specifically her 50th project) and her book, Planting Dandel...

32 MIN3 w ago
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Cozy Year-End Chat With Meagan & Sarah: Episode 241

Listener Questions & Our Advice: Episode 240

A mom in the trenches wonders exactly when things will start to feel easier, playdates with school-aged boys whose house rules differ on video games, dealing with disappointment as a mom (especially around built-up big days like holidays), and a request for Sarah to share where she gets her news media and how to consume it without getting anxious. Such great questions sent in by our listeners this week! Join Meagan and Sarah for a pre-holiday helping of nuanced advice, gentle encouragement, and our signature “It’s all gonna be okay”.

50 MIN2019 DEC 23
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Listener Questions & Our Advice: Episode 240

Kids’ Haircuts, Styling & Maintenance: Episode 239

When your baby comes home one with one of those hospital-issued fine-toothed combs, the nurses don’t warn you about awkward baby mullets, the heartache of cutting off toddler curls, or the volume of screeching elicited by soap in the eyes and combing out tangles. They also don’t mention lice, greasy tween hair, bad haircuts, getting slime stuck in long locks. In Episode 239 Meagan and Sarah discuss all things related to kids’ hair, from baby to teen. Join us! Sponsor Spotlight: Lionrock Recovery Lionrock provides online substance abuse counseling, with evidenced-based, accredited outpatient treatment options and videoconference sessions led by licensed counselors. If you or someone you know wants help for a drug or alcohol problem, counselors are standing by to chat, text, or talk whenever you’re ready. Visit lionrockrecovery.com/mom for more. Sponsor Spotlight: Save The Children For 100 years, compassionate people like you have been supporting Save The Children’s mission – th...

64 MIN2019 DEC 17
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Kids’ Haircuts, Styling & Maintenance: Episode 239

Must-Have Winter Gear For All Ages: Episode 238

Little kids have big needs when it comes to staying warm, comfortable, and happy in the winter, and even as the season returns again and again, growing kids seem to KEEP NEEDING WINTER STUFF. With Meagan’s decades of experience parenting five kids through Michigan winters plus the latest and greatest tips from our listener Facebook community, we’re rounding up all the footwear, apparel, car and stroller stuff, indoor and outdoor play, and miscellaneous products that will keep your whole family cozy all winter long.

56 MIN2019 DEC 10
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Must-Have Winter Gear For All Ages: Episode 238

The Thank-You Project with Nancy Davis Kho: Voices 43

Would it change your life to write thank you letters to the people who’ve helped you get to where you are? That’s what writer Nancy Davis Kho set out to do when she approached a milestone birthday while navigating a challenging series of family transitions and personal loss. In this month’s Voices interview Meagan chats with Nancy about the science behind gratitude and the connection to happiness, and what the thank-you project taught her. Enjoy! Sponsor Spotlight: Save The Children For 100 years, compassionate people like you have been supporting Save The Children’s mission – that the world’s most marginalized and deprived children have a healthy start in life, access to a basic education and protection from harm. Make change for children by donating or giving in a loved one’s name at SaveTheChildren.org/holiday Sponsor Spotlight: Canvas People Got gorgeous photos taking up space on your phone? Turn a favorite picture into a beautiful piece of art with Canvas People. Get a 1...

48 MIN2019 DEC 6
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The Thank-You Project with Nancy Davis Kho: Voices 43

Latest Episodes

Family Food Values & What’s Working For Us: Episode 244

We take the long view when it comes to feeding a family: What kind of food experiences and memories do we want our kids to have? What’s the culture around the dishes we serve and the tone around the table? And what are the core values around food and eating that we strive for in our families? In Episode 244 Meagan and Sarah share some of the “food truths” we aim for in our homes, as well as some specific areas of feeding a family that are working well right now (and a few that could use a 2020 reset).

51 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Family Food Values & What’s Working For Us: Episode 244

10 Things We Love About Toddlers: Episode 243

Toddlers get a bad rap - out in the world and even here on the podcast, where we’ve occasionally uttered the phrase: “One-year-olds are the worst.” But there’s so much to love about the toddler stage, too—from verbal explosion to hilarious antics. In Episode 243 Meagan and Sarah share stories from our own toddler-parenting years and offer, with the benefit of hindsight, ten things we love about toddlers.

47 MIN1 w ago
Comments
10 Things We Love About Toddlers: Episode 243

More Than Mom: Small Habits That Make A Big Difference

Overhauls and reinventions sound attractive, but they can be overwhelming and even cause us to crash and burn before we ever see results. We’re both interested in the role small habits and little improvements play in our daily rhythms, productivity, and overall happiness—we’re even reading books on the topic! Join Meagan and Sarah for a totally achievable approach to resetting our good habits and improving the ones that aren’t serving us as we head into the new year. Enjoy! Partner Offer: Jane Daily Boutique Deals Jane.com is a boutique daily deals marketplace featuring the latest in women’s fashion trends, home decor, and children’s clothing. With more than 350-500 deals daily, you can score great finds for yourself (like these Wide Leg Button Fly Denim jeans and London Flats that Sarah LOVES) and your family at fantastic prices. Shop our affiliate link at themomhour.com/jane–-and thanks for helping support the show! Sponsor Spotlight: StitchFix You’ve probably heard of Sti...

54 MIN1 w ago
Comments
More Than Mom: Small Habits That Make A Big Difference

Staying Organized & Motivated As A Full-Time Working Mom with Sarah Hart-Unger: Voices 44

A full-time physician with three young kids and a couple of side hustles, Sarah Hart-Unger relies on some time-tested systems to make sure she doesn’t miss a meeting, carves out space for her own creativity, and prioritizes date nights with her partner. She’s here to share tips and ideas with Sarah Powers as they chat all things planners, planning, goal-setting, and to-do list management in this month’s Voices interview episode. Join us! Sponsor Spotlight: Prep Dish Prep Dish is a healthy subscription-based meal planning service designed to help you shop once, prep once, and enjoy wholesome, delicious meals that come together in minutes all week long. Sign up at PrepDish.com/themomhour to get your first 2 weeks FREE. Sponsor Spotlight: FabFitFun FabFitFun is a seasonal subscription box with full-size beauty, fitness, fashion and lifestyle products. Boxes retail for $49.99 but always have a value over $200! Use coupon code THEMOMHOUR for $10 off your first box when you order at ww...

47 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Staying Organized & Motivated As A Full-Time Working Mom with Sarah Hart-Unger: Voices 44

More Listener Questions & Our Advice: Episode 242

Thoughts on how we handle sick days, encouragement for a mom of two-under-two struggling with accepting help when it’s offered, troubleshooting a six-year-old with a nightwaking habit, and commiserating with parents whose toddler only wants dad–Meagan and Sarah are here with advice, empathy, and our experience as we take on another round of your listener questions. Enjoy! Sponsor Spotlight: Lionrock Recovery Lionrock provides online substance abuse counseling, with evidenced-based, accredited outpatient treatment options and videoconference sessions led by licensed counselors. If you or someone you know wants help for a drug or alcohol problem, counselors are standing by to chat, text, or talk whenever you’re ready. Visit lionrockrecovery.com/mom for more. Sponsor Spotlight: Ritual Ritual is the obsessively-researched vitamin for women. From D3 to Omega 3, Ritual’s Essential for Women helps fill gaps in a woman’s diet. A subscription is easy to start, and, it’s easy to snooze....

49 MIN2 w ago
Comments
More Listener Questions & Our Advice: Episode 242

Cozy Year-End Chat With Meagan & Sarah: Episode 241

We’re not quite ready to get all crazy-intentional about 2020, but we’re also over the holidays and feeling a little reflective. Episode 241 is a casual year-end fireside (we wish!) chat with Meagan and Sarah as we close out another year as moms, family managers, business owners, and humans. Join us! Links we mentioned (or should have) in Episode 241: The Spotify video that sums up our growth and stats for 2019 Listen to the full archives of The Mom Hour here Check out our page for new listeners here Our Podcast Club has launched! Our Word Of The Year discussion from early 2019 Kidliterate, Sarah’s podcast co-hosted with her 11-year-old daughter all about smart media picks for the whole family Expecting, our pregnancy podcast, launches in 2020 You can sign up now for our course Make Money Podcasting, and get $100 off when you sign up through that link Meagan and Sarah discussed that they love Kyran Pittman’s Instagram (specifically her 50th project) and her book, Planting Dandel...

32 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Cozy Year-End Chat With Meagan & Sarah: Episode 241

Listener Questions & Our Advice: Episode 240

A mom in the trenches wonders exactly when things will start to feel easier, playdates with school-aged boys whose house rules differ on video games, dealing with disappointment as a mom (especially around built-up big days like holidays), and a request for Sarah to share where she gets her news media and how to consume it without getting anxious. Such great questions sent in by our listeners this week! Join Meagan and Sarah for a pre-holiday helping of nuanced advice, gentle encouragement, and our signature “It’s all gonna be okay”.

50 MIN2019 DEC 23
Comments
Listener Questions & Our Advice: Episode 240

Kids’ Haircuts, Styling & Maintenance: Episode 239

When your baby comes home one with one of those hospital-issued fine-toothed combs, the nurses don’t warn you about awkward baby mullets, the heartache of cutting off toddler curls, or the volume of screeching elicited by soap in the eyes and combing out tangles. They also don’t mention lice, greasy tween hair, bad haircuts, getting slime stuck in long locks. In Episode 239 Meagan and Sarah discuss all things related to kids’ hair, from baby to teen. Join us! Sponsor Spotlight: Lionrock Recovery Lionrock provides online substance abuse counseling, with evidenced-based, accredited outpatient treatment options and videoconference sessions led by licensed counselors. If you or someone you know wants help for a drug or alcohol problem, counselors are standing by to chat, text, or talk whenever you’re ready. Visit lionrockrecovery.com/mom for more. Sponsor Spotlight: Save The Children For 100 years, compassionate people like you have been supporting Save The Children’s mission – th...

64 MIN2019 DEC 17
Comments
Kids’ Haircuts, Styling & Maintenance: Episode 239

Must-Have Winter Gear For All Ages: Episode 238

Little kids have big needs when it comes to staying warm, comfortable, and happy in the winter, and even as the season returns again and again, growing kids seem to KEEP NEEDING WINTER STUFF. With Meagan’s decades of experience parenting five kids through Michigan winters plus the latest and greatest tips from our listener Facebook community, we’re rounding up all the footwear, apparel, car and stroller stuff, indoor and outdoor play, and miscellaneous products that will keep your whole family cozy all winter long.

56 MIN2019 DEC 10
Comments
Must-Have Winter Gear For All Ages: Episode 238

The Thank-You Project with Nancy Davis Kho: Voices 43

Would it change your life to write thank you letters to the people who’ve helped you get to where you are? That’s what writer Nancy Davis Kho set out to do when she approached a milestone birthday while navigating a challenging series of family transitions and personal loss. In this month’s Voices interview Meagan chats with Nancy about the science behind gratitude and the connection to happiness, and what the thank-you project taught her. Enjoy! Sponsor Spotlight: Save The Children For 100 years, compassionate people like you have been supporting Save The Children’s mission – that the world’s most marginalized and deprived children have a healthy start in life, access to a basic education and protection from harm. Make change for children by donating or giving in a loved one’s name at SaveTheChildren.org/holiday Sponsor Spotlight: Canvas People Got gorgeous photos taking up space on your phone? Turn a favorite picture into a beautiful piece of art with Canvas People. Get a 1...

48 MIN2019 DEC 6
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The Thank-You Project with Nancy Davis Kho: Voices 43
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