Okayest Moms: The Podcast

Okayest Moms: The Podcast

Okayest Moms: The Podcast is a community and podcast for modern moms hosted by Brittany and Heather. We believe in embracing imperfections, fostering inclusivity, and providing a safe space for unfiltered conversations about motherhood, self-care, reality TV, and more. We value humor and we celebrate the unique experiences and perspectives of moms from all walks of life, while normalizing imperfect motherhood. Join us as we navigate the joys and challenges of motherhood, celebrate the multi-faceted identities of moms, and empower each other to be more than *just* mom.

Episodes

October 3, 2023 11 mins
Brittany and Heather share a life update, and share an announcement about the pod. Make sure to follow us on Instagram!
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In this episode, we chat with Jamie Kolnick of Jam With Jamie all about how to bring music into your own home and why music education is so important for kids. Founder and CEO of Jam With Jamie, a nationwide children's entertainment company joins us to talk about the importance of music appreciation with children of all ages. Jamie also shares about life as a mother and entrepreneur, and how she makes it all work. About J...
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We talk to Michelle Icard, author of Eight Setbacks That Can Make A Child A Success, about letting our kids make mistakes, and how to help them work through them. about michelle icard Michelle Icard has worked with parents, children, and teachers for more than 20 years, creating curriculum, books, and programs that help them better understand and navigate early adolescence.  Michelle is the author of three books on thi...
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Pardon our lack of intro in this episode but we had to bring you your sex questions answered with Debbie. Enjoy part 2 of our most requested episode! about debbie Debbie was the girl that bought in a book from the library into primary school to teach her friends about sex. The teenager who tore agony aunt pages from magazines and kept them in files for future reference. The student who held Ann Summers parties and held op...
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Our number one most requested episode! Sex educator, Debbie Bere, joins us to talk about sex after kids. about debbie Debbie was the girl that bought in a book from the library into primary school to teach her friends about sex. The teenager who tore agony aunt pages from magazines and kept them in files for future reference. The student who held Ann Summers parties and held open conversations about sex. She went on to ga...
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Life is hard, and knowing exactly what to say to show your loved ones you care can be even harder. Olivia Howell, creator of the Fresh Starts Registry, and co-author of Simple Scripts to Support Your People: What to Say When You Don't Know How to Say joins us to discuss how to keep your female friendships alive even when life is busy. Meet olivia howell Olivia Howell is the co-founder and CEO of Fresh Starts Registry, the...
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Tami Hackbarth, 100% Guilt Free Self Care Coach, rejoins us to talk about why you need to put your physical health as a top priority by making that appointment you've been putting off, and how to clear room on your plate to actually make it happen. meet tami hackbarth Tami Hackbarth helps women feel less like shit so they can create the world they want to live in. She is a life+work coach, Fair Play Facilitator, author, s...
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The term may be from the 70's, but matrescence is slowly becoming a part of our Zeitgeist in 2023. Google may not recognize its spelling, but any mother can quickly identify with the physical, emotional, mental, hormonal, and spiritual transition a woman goes through after becoming a mother. We talk with Heather Boneparth about navigating this life stage, the role the patriarchy plays, and how to help other mothers through it. ...
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All of our summer time favorites, and a few others we've collected along the way. Heather's favorites Harper Wilde Bliss Triangle Bralette Glass straws Plastic cups Vuori knock offs brittany's favorites @mmonicajoycee on TikTok G2G Chocolate Chip Protein Bars Rattan All-in-One Serving Caddy HP Victus Gaming Computer Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza GET READY FOR the school year WITH ESSENTIAL CALEN...
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July 25, 2023 39 mins
If your summer has been anything like ours, you've been spending a lot of time thinking about snacks. We talk the snacks our kids are loving right now, and adult snacks too. things we mentioned Dot's Pretzels Barebell's Protein Bars G2G Protein Bars GET READY FOR the school year WITH ESSENTIAL CALENDAR! Ready or not, the school year is just around the corner! Drop offs, pick ups, sports, lessons, activities, b...
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We asked our audience for their best back to school advice/hack/wisdom, and did you guys deliver! We know every house and school has it's own set of needs, but there is a pearl of wisdom for everyone to get your school year off on the right foot! things we mentioned The Boys Body Book The Care and Keeping of You Part I Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker GET READY FOR the school year WITH ESSENTIAL CALENDAR! ...
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We talk to Kim Jaxon, a Professor of English at Chico State (both or our alma mater!) about what it means to raise a reader. about kim jaxon Dr. Jaxon is a Professor of English (Composition & Literacy) at California State University, Chico and Coordinator of Undergraduate Research for Undergraduate Education (UED). She received her Ph.D. at UC, Berkeley in the Language & Literacy, Society & Culture program in the Graduate...
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July 4, 2023 49 mins
We opened up the conversation about volunteering, and boy did you all have a lot to say! In this episode, we share your thoughts (and ours) about how parents are showing up in volunteer organizations, ways you've been able to recruit and keep volunteers, why volunteers are hard to come by, and some of the unseen challenges volunteers who take on larger roles face. GET 50% OFF A SAM’S CLUB MEMBERSHIP Our listeners know my ...
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June 27, 2023 21 mins
Brittany and Heather chat about recovering from the chaos of the end of the school year, how summer break is going, summer travel plans. Get 50% off a sam's club membership Our listeners know my love and devotion for a certain big box store, but you might be surprised to know there’s a new big box store in my life.  Sam’s Club offers the bulk pantry staples, snacks, and fresh produce you’ve come to expect, but it also ...
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This summer is the perfect time to revisit processes and the division of labor in your home. Listen to this sponsored episode for the first time if you're a new listener or re-listen and get reinvigorated to create a more equitable household. This episode is part of a sponsored series, and part of our sponsorship was to do coaching sessions with Felicia, one of Tend Task's CEOs. We had our coaching sessions with Felicia, so we ...
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Our popular bedtime and sleep episode is back! We know it's summer and routine is relative but it's never a bad idea to think about sleep. This episode is all about sleep and bedtime, the dreaded parenthood conundrum. We both have very unique child sleep situations. Sleep was a hot button for both of us because it was so hard when we were in the throes of dealing with it. We polled our audience recently about their sleep sto...
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It's our annual summer break but it's the perfect time to have a few of the "thousands of tiny conversations" we talk about in this episode. Heather and Brittany talk to sex educator Amy Lang, MA. With over 25 years of experience as a sex educator, Amy shares a practical, scalable approach to having the birds and bees conversation with your kids, and why it's never too early to start. ABOUT amy lang Amy Lang, MA has been...
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We may have spent last episode complaining about May, so we thought we'd balance it out by sharing our favorites of the month. Spoiler- our most favorite thing about May is that it's over! Heather's favorites Lightweight Hoop Earrings Fleishman Is In Trouble Hello Molly The Other Two House of Wise Daily Sleep Gummies Outdoor TV Stand Smoker Elta MD Sunscreen brittany's favorites Queen Charlot...
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May 24, 2023 42 mins
We are back! Between tech issues, scheduling conflicts, and literally every event/activity/appreciation day, May has been a rough month. Come catch up on what's been going on behind the scenes and commiserate with us about all of the craziness that is the month of May as a mom. LEARN MORE ABOUT HARPER WILDE When was the last time you replaced your bra? How about your underwear? If you’re anything like us, it’s probably be...
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May 12, 2023 12 mins
Listen in as we read and hear your stories about imperfect motherhood in our series, Okayest Mom Moments! You know those moments in motherhood that make you pause and whisper “WTF?” under your breath? Those moments that are so unique to motherhood that if you don’t laugh, you might cry? These stories are meant to reassure you that no one is doing motherhood perfectly and that there is beauty in the imperfection. SUBMIT YO...
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