While we’re still on our two week holiday break, we wanted to share with you a list of our best podcast episodes from 2020. If you’ve been a longtime listener, you know we know how wild this year has been, has felt. When we started this venture, we had no idea that we would be recording a majority of it during a global pandemic but here we are.
If you’re new here, we’ve outlined below our most popular episodes, fan favorites, and more.
New Here? The Most Popular Episodes of Okayest Moms: The Podcast
Where To Start
Episode 14: Ask Us Anything –– Questions ranged from how we’re handling the current quarantine/social distance challenges, business, marriage and questions about mom life. One of our favorite things about our community is connecting with all of you, and in this episode we got to do just that.
Episode 26: Ask Us Anything Part 2 –– In this AUA episode we discuss our best mothering quality, our thoughts on sleep training, and how we fed our babies. We also talk about our Trader Joe’s favorites for a charcuterie board, and lessons we’ve learned navigating this brave new COVID world.
Episode 4: We Love TV And Don’t Care Who Knows It –– We were raised by the TV and we’re not ashamed. Can the rest of you 90s kids relate? In this episode you’ll get influential programing that shaped us and got us hooked and our thoughts on reality shows. We also touch on how we consume TV and our favorite streaming channels and our recent binge-worthy favorites.
Episode 16: What To Binge Watch Next –– Take a stroll down Pandemic memory lane as we discuss Tiger King after we watched in real time. We also discuss our favorite shows to binge watch, broken down by genre. Check out this post for a list of binge-worthy TV shows to keep right by your remote!
Most Popular Episodes
Episode 31: Why Politics Matter with Brynne Kennedy –– In September, we had the honor of speaking with Brynne Kennedy, the Democratic challenger to Republican incumbent Tom McClintock in CA’s 4th Congressional district.
Bonus Episode 1: Motherhood with a Side of Pandemic –– This conversation was meant to be a therapeutic way for us to process everything that has happened and to possibly serve to help you sort through some of your feelings on the current events.
Episode 20: Attention White Women: An Honest Conversation About Our Privilege –– Like most Americans, the death of George Floyd profoundly changed the way we look at the world. In this episode, we discuss race, privilege, and why it’s on white people to make systemic change.
Episode 21: Raising An LGBTQ+ Child with Mama Dragons –– Mama Dragons works to bridge the gap and offer support for mothers of the conservative faith community who have children who have come out. We spoke with Marion and Rachel and they shared their experiences of raising a gay son and a transgender daughter, respectively.
All Things Mom
Episode 8: So…You Gonna Have More Kids?? Expanding Our Families –– Whether it’s small talk or a meddling question, chances are you have gotten this time approximately a million times. There are so many factors that weigh on a decision like adding another child to your family. In this conversation, we weigh the pros and cons of adding another child to our respective families and where we stand.
Episode 28: Positive Parenting For Cool Moms with Kelly –– In this episode with positive parenting expert, Kelly Bandas, we discuss what positive parenting is and isn’t, evidence as to why Positive Parenting works, how Positive Parenting works, and practical ways to apply Positive Parenting in your home.
Episode 17: Raising Kind Kids with Diedre –– Diedre leads a thoughtful, candid conversation about the importance of talking to your children about differences and ways you can incorporate and celebrate diversity into your daily lives.
Episode 25: Breaking Down The School Year –– In this episode, we discuss how we survived Crisis Learning at the end of the 19-20 school year, how school will look for our children at the start of the school year, our biggest concerns for the upcoming school year, what we aren’t worried about, and intentions we are trying to set to diffuse the stress of the situation.
More Than Just Mom
Episode 46: Reflecting on 2020: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly –– If it’s been said once, it’s been said a million times- 2020 was a dumpster fire of unprecedented times. In this episode, we reflect on 2020 by breaking down the most memorable year in our lifetime. We talk about everything from starting our podcast on the brink of a pandemic, how it has affected our business, how our mental health has faired throughout the never-ending emotional rollercoaster, the political landscape of the year, as well as how our relationships changed.
Episode 24: Our Pre-Pinterest Weddings –– In honor of celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversaries, we recount their wedding days planned before Pinterest. No mood boards filled with a million different pictures of bouquets, the exact cake you wanted, and countless dress options- they did it the old fashioned way with Google searches and bridal magazines!
Episode 41: Modern Policing with AJ –– This year brought up even more conversations about racial justice in our country, and the role modern policing plays in the fight for equality. In the spirit of continuing the conversation, we speak with law enforcement officer, AJ, Heather’s husband.
Episode 18: Cultivating Friendships in Motherhood with MTHR Co. –– In this episode, we talk with Liz and Danielle of MTHR Co. We talk about the importance of cultivating friendships in motherhood, how to search for your village, how to grow new friendships, and mourning the loss of old friendships.
We talk all the time about how lucky we feel to create this podcast. It has not only allowed us to grow and learn but we get to do that right alongside a wonderful community of likeminded, engaged, and bold community––you! We can’t wait to bring you more in upcoming year.
As we start to plan content for 2021, we would love your input. What would you like to see from us? What topics would you like us to cover? Do you have any burning questions? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!