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. 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

6. 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!

7. The Spot Family Podcast with Heidi Begg

If you have a family, are a teacher, health professional or are remotely interested in child development, health, or learning, this is the podcast for you! We cut through the snake oil, talk to doctors & health professionals, and deep dive into the science behind supporting everyone to reach their potential!  So, if you’re looking for tips, tricks and straight-forward tools to get there? You’re in the right place.

Listen to The Spot Family Podcast

8. 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

9. The Art of Decluttering

Amy Revell and Kirsty Farrugia are Professional Organisers and they chat about how they keep their homes organised and decluttered and how they help their clients to achieve the same.

Listen to The Art of Decluttering

10. Parenting in a Pandemic

Founder of the internationally acclaimed Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, Professor Matthew Sanders provides practical and actionable advice to help you steer your household through these uncharted waters.

Listen to Parenting in a Pandemic

11. The Modern Mommy Doc

Wouldn’t it be great to find a podcast for the Modern Working Mum that addresses life as a mum, life as a working mum with an ambitious career and life as a mum who wants to also have time for her own life? That is what the Modern Mommy Doc podcast is all about.

We live in a world where we are supposed to raise kids as if we don’t work and work as if we don’t have kids (and don’t even mention that we may also want to fit in some time for ourselves to read a book or take a SoulCycle class.)

Everyone has an opinion on what it takes to be the perfect Working Mom in today’s society. Most of the advice is unattainable, anxiety-provoking and certainly doesn’t address how the modern working mom is supposed to make time for her own life. The Modern Mommy Doc Podcast helps working moms say “no” to unrealistic expectations for a perfectly-balanced life and say “yes” to what really matters. 

Listen to The Modern Mommy Doc

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. Unruffled with Janet Lansbury

Each episode addresses a reader’s parenting issue through the lens of Janet’s respectful parenting philosophy, consistently offering a perspective shift that ultimately frees parents of the need for scripts, strategies, tricks, and tactics.

Listen to Unruffled

16. Turning this Car Around

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

Listen to Turning this Car Around

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

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