14 Parenting Podcasts That Are Worth a Listen

If you haven't found your go-to podcast yet, then keep reading...

Do you love listening to parenting podcasts? Maybe you haven’t discovered the world of podcasts yet? Perhaps you can’t find the time to listen to podcasts or you haven’t found the right one? Well, we’ve listed some great parenting podcasts that are definitely worth listening to. Whether it’s whilst you’re cooking dinner, cleaning the bathroom, going for a run, grabbing some me-time with a cuppa or doing the school pick up; there’s something here for everyone.


1. Parental as Anything with Maggie Dent

Maggie Dent, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors and educators gives you practical tips and answers to your real-world parenting dilemmas.

Maggie talks to parenting experts from around the world to find practical solutions to the challenges every parent is facing today.

She’ll help you be the parent you really want to be and give you ideas on how you can raise healthy kids who thrive.

Listen to Parental as Anything


2. This Glorious Mess – Mamamia

A twice-weekly look at parenting as it truly is: confusing, exhausting, inspiring, funny, and full of surprises. Join Tegan Natoli and Leigh Campbell for This Glorious Mess Little Kids on Monday’s. And Andrew Daddo and Holly Wainwright for This Glorious Mess Big Kids on Friday’s. It’s all the disasters and delights of parenting with a healthy dose of advice from our trusted experts.

Listen to This Glorious Mess


3. BabyTalk with Penny Johnston

We know babies don’t come with instruction manuals; that just means that there’s a lot to learn and hopefully you’ll enjoy learning about what there is to know about living with your baby from this podcast.

Listen to BabyTalk


4. Birth, Baby & Beyond with Midwife Cath

Created for expectant parents, new mums, new grandparents and for anyone wanting to know more about becoming a parent. Cath Curtin shares over four decades of experience, guiding you through the highs and lows of being pregnant, giving birth and the complexities of parenting.

Birth, Baby & Beyond is a realistic yet gentle conversation aimed to inform and prepare you about the things you don’t yet know – you don’t know! Hear from a multitude of specialists; a paediatrician, an obstetrician & gynaecologist, a physiotherapist, a psychologist, a dad who talks about how life changes for a father, an expert in prams, car seat etc required for new babies, journalist and author Madeline Morris and some very interesting mums who openly discuss the challenges of becoming a mother.

Listen to Birth, Baby & Beyond


5. Year One – Mamamia

So, you’ve had a baby. Your life will never be the same. Your boobs will never be the same. And you’re probably thinking, “How do I do this?” Welcome to Year One, the podcast that will get you through the first year of your baby’s life, unscathed. Hosts Christie Hayes and Holly Wainwright have four kids under seven between them. Together with Mamamia’s in-house-dream team of experts, they will take you from the moment the baby pops out to blowing out the candles on their first birthday cake. It’s honest, practical and hilarious advice about everything from breastfeeding to milestones, in a judgement free environment. Year One, it’s like mother’s group on demand.

Listen to Year One


6. Happy Families Podcast with Dr. Justin Coulson

The Happy Families podcast with Dr Justin Coulson is for parents who want all the answers but don’t have any time! In each short, easily digestible episode Dr Justin will address a specific topic, offer his expert advice and provide simple strategies that will lead to positive results fast. Dr Justin’s podcast is the quickest way to gain the knowledge and information you need to make your family happier today.

Listen to Happy Families


7. Parentland

Parentlanders – welcome to your podcast. You ask the questions; we’ll ask the experts. Get past all those bumps in the road. The podcast for every parent in the world!

Listen to Parentland


8. Keep Calm Mother On! with Christy Thomas

Grab your pile of laundry and listen for coaching on how to care for yourself while mothering and walk away with a play idea to connect with your kids. You are the right Mum for your kids. You deserve self-care that isn’t hygiene every day.

Listen to Keep Calm Mother On!


9. Gotta Be Done

Two Melbourne mums obsessed with ABC TV’s Bluey, episode by episode! Join ex-journos Mary Bolling and Kate McMahonus as they analyse every episode of the ABC TV cartoon Bluey, with plenty of detours into parenting and childhood memories.

Listen to Gotta Be Done


10. TiLT Parenting

TiLT Parenting is a podcast and community aimed at helping parents who are raising differently-wired kids and to do so from a place of confidence, connection, and joy. Debbie Reber (founder) is passionate about the idea that being differently wired isn’t a deficit —it’s a difference. She hopes to change the way difference is perceived and experienced in the world so these exceptional kids, and the parents raising them, can thrive in their schools, in their families, and in their lives.

This podcasts covers topics such as, ADHD/ADD, Anxiety, Autism, Giftedness, Homeschooling, Learning Differences, Sensory Processing Disorder and so much more.

Listen to TiLT Parenting


11. The One in a Million Baby

This show tells the stories of the children and their parents who find themselves in that one in a thousand, or one in ten thousand, or even one in a million position of having a child with special needs and how they come to cope. Finding those odds apply to you and your child can be one of the most isolating and terrifying experiences of your life. But then sometimes it can also feel like winning the lottery.

Listen to The One in a Million Baby


12. Too Peas in a Podcast

Listen to Mandy and Kate laugh (a lot) and cry as they chat to each other and friends about parenting multiples with disabilities and additional needs.

Listen to Too Peas in a Podcast


13. Turning this Car Around

This is one from the Dads… This is a hilarious podcast about fatherhood with Lex Friedman, John Moltz and Jon Armstrong.

Listen to Turning this Car Around


14. The Dad Kit

The Dad Kit is the weekly podcast that gets under the hood of what’s really going on in the minds of modern men. Each week, host Sean Szeps sits down with a well-known Aussie dad to unpack some of the knotty cultural ideas we have about fathers.

Listen to The Dad Kit


We hope you find one that resonates with you and helps you long your journey. Happy Listening!

Melville Mums
Author: Melville Mums

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