5 can’t-miss parenting podcasts

Unsure of how to handle tricky situations with your kids? Maybe you just need reassurance that you’re not alone in this parenting gig. Podcasts are a helpful and convenient way to get advice, tips and information from both experts and other parents in the trenches. The next time you’re stuck in your commute, turn on one of these shows to get your dose of parenting wisdom.

Coffee + Crumbs

Coffee + Crumbs started as a storytelling website where mamas shared deeply personal essays about their parenting experience, and the podcast is just as compelling. While the C+C podcast has plenty of advice, the focus is often placed on the importance of maintaining your identity while navigating the messy world of parenthood. Hosts Indiana Adams, Ashlee Gadd and April Hoss interview guests and discuss topics including marriage, fitness and making mom friends.

Also available on: Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Stitcher

Masters in Parenting

Hosted by Chicago Parent managing editor Hillary Bird, Chicago Parent’s own podcast features professionals tackling relatable parenting issues like feeding kids, school anxiety and more. Real moms also bring their experiences to the podcast with relatable and humorous advice.

Also available on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify 

The Longest Shortest Time

Host Hillary Frank launched her podcast as a way for new parents like herself to find a support system (because who doesn’t need a shoulder to cry on during those hectic first few months?). What started as a showcase for Frank to share her new mom tales has evolved into a podcast that discusses all aspects of parent-child relationships, from adoption to raising teenagers and everything in between.

Also available on: Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play Music

The Boob Group

Every nursing mom can relate to the breastfeeding ups and downs discussed on this podcast. The show features tips from lactation consultants and covers tricky subjects like supply, supplementing and even the somewhat controversial topic of milk-sharing. The Boob Group will be your best (dare I say breast) friend during those rough night feedings.

Also available on: Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Google Play Music

Pediacast

Nothing can substitute advice from your children’s’ own physician, but Pediacast’s resident pediatrician Dr. Mike is the next best thing. Whether you’re having anxiety over your child’s sleep habits or worried about an insect bite, he’s got you covered with helpful insight, expert interviews and the latest in news concerning kid’s health.

Also available on: Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play Music

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