Reading parenting books is something all parents would love to do but don’t always have time for. In today’s busy world, more and more people are turning to podcasts for education and entertainment. Playing a podcast while you’re working, making dinner, or just relaxing is a wonderful way to find out more, and parenting is no exception.
We’ve put together a list of the top 5 parenting podcasts out there. From interviews with education specialists to laughing with mums as they talk about the ridiculous situations they find themselves in, there is something out there for everyone.
Top Parenting Podcasts
1. Little Sprigs Podcast
Little Sprigs is a podcast dedicated to early childhood communication and mindfulness. Each episode focuses on various aspects of parenthood from understanding ADHD to accepting your child’s change from infant to child. Episodes usually feature experts in their field be they child psychologists, doctors, or education experts. This podcast is a must if you’re looking to learn more and communicate better.
2. One Bad Mother
One Bad Mother is hosted by Biz Ellis and Theresa Thorn. With over 300 episodes these mums host a relaxed, adult-only podcast ideal for anyone who wants to laugh, commiserate and find camaraderie with these everyday parents. The hosts and guests speak candidly about everything from gender roles to topical news stories providing hilarious takes and endearing anecdotes alone the way. Please note, they often use strong language so this isn’t one for the kids.
3. Happy Mum Happy Baby
Hosted by Giovanna Fletcher, Happy Mum Happy Baby invites celebrities to have frank discussions about what it’s like to be a parent. There is no such thing as the perfect parent and Giovanna and her guests show that all parents go through similar trials and tribulations. With guests like Emma Bunton, Liv Thorne, and Joe Wicks, this podcast gives you insight into how people from all walks of life enjoy parenthood.
4. The Longest Shortest Time
This podcast, initially aimed at new parents, has grown to cover parenting all ages from teens and children to grown-up kids. Hosted by Hilary Frank, this podcast is intellectual yet accessible and often features high profile guests. No topic is off-limits as Hilary questions everything you know, even whether or not to have children in the first place.
5. Mom and Dad Are Fighting
This podcast is hosted by Alison Benedikt (mom) and Dan Kois (dad), although they are not together. They are both parents themselves and editors of Slate who discuss parenting triumphs and tribulations in a funny and humorous way. Listeners also call in to have their parenting questions answered. The show is also kept fresh with a host of guest appearances.
Stepping Stones Day Nursery is a lovely Nottingham-based day nursery situated on the edge of the Arboretum. We are committed to helping your little one develop in a safe and happy environment and we hope these podcasts help make parenting that little bit easier. To book a visit or find out more contact us today and we’ll discuss our next earliest appointment.