I became a huge podcast junky starting in the winter of 2020 when I was super pregnant with my 4th baby and wanted to watch less TV, but still have some sort of entertainment. It was during Lent that I was determined to find good Catholic podcasts that would help me become a better SAHM. I had started staying home only 5 months prior and was not good in the domestic arts.
The first podcast I found was the best podcast to start me on my enriching journey to thriving in Catholic motherhood and that is why it is first on my list.
1. The Modern Lady Podcast
I have religiously listened to every episode of this podcast, and it does not disappoint. Lyndsay and Michele are so much fun to listen to. They give great tips on all thing’s motherhood with a subtle Catholic edge to it. They aren’t overbearing in their delivery. On the contrary you will feel like you are sitting in the living room with them. They thoroughly research their topics beforehand and have a wealth of knowledge. I love the etiquette tips that they give at the beginning of their episodes, and I will go back to their cleaning episodes periodically for advice, tips, and hacks.
2. Catholic Mom Mindset (Coffee & Pearls)
I only recently found this podcast in the last few weeks, but Sterling Jaquith is amazing. When I started my obsession with Catholic podcasts, I initially found her original podcast Coffee & Pearls. She has since moved on to some new ventures including this podcast and #3 on this list. Sterling Jaquith is so real and down-to-earth. The Catholic Mom Mindset Podcast is Sterling teaching moms how to reframe our thoughts in everyday situations to help us better deal with our families. It has helped me to become better at regulating my own responses to my children so that they can learn to do the same.
If you have never listened to her Coffee & Pearls Podcast, I recommend that you try it, especially her episodes on Catholic Minimalism.
I also recommend you check out this post on 8 Great Books for Catholic Moms which includes two books of Sterling’s because she is brilliant.
3. Catholic Moms Made for Greatness
This podcast is also performed with Sterling Jaquith and her cohost Lorissa Horn. These two are wonderful life coaches that “lead Catholic moms to the Holy Spirit by showing them how to have more confidence, clarity, and focus on their journey of motherhood with life coaching tools that are grounded in the truth, goodness, and beauty of our Catholic faith.” I really enjoy listening and learning new skills to better my own journey in motherhood.
This is another podcast that I found back in 2020 and fell in absolute LOVE with Danielle Bean. She is a Catholic mother of 8 kids and an author. She has so many episodes on practical tips that help with pretty much every topic. Recently, Kendra Tierney was on the podcast to talk about Liturgical Living, Sterling Jaquith was on to talk about Catholic Minimalism, and she has episodes where she gives advice based on her many years of motherhood too. The title of her podcast is appropriate to how personable she is and what a delight it is to listen to her perspective.
5. Laughs and Littles
I cannot begin to describe how much I love this podcast. Sarah and Annie are so sweet and funny. They truly bring my life so much laughter. They are both converts, but so strong in their faith. Annie was just blessed with her 4th child and Sarah will be having her 5th any day now. They talk about all the nitty gritty details that come with lots of littles. They have great episodes on NFP, potty training, parenting styles, all things crunchy, and so much more. Their podcast is so relatable and just a joy to listen to.
6. Healthy Catholic Moms
Brittany is amazing. Her Podcast is all about giving moms simple, actionable tips to living a healthier maintainable lifestyle. She is a personal trainer and mom of 3 little boys. Her podcast has an episode for everything fitness health related: from eating an 80% clean (“from the ground or from a mother” as she puts it) and 20% less healthy more processed goods, workouts to do, the benefits of making healthier swaps, tracking macros, etc. She does online coaching and is fantastic.
I did her beginner 8-week challenge last April and she was so genuine, very responsive, and it was obvious that she wants to help in any way, so you succeed. I will also say that I was unable to finish her 8-week course (I obviously was able to keep all of the challenge details and work on it later when it better suited my situation) because I unfortunately miscarried 4 weeks into the program and didn’t feel comfortable focusing on working out and tracking macros while I was grieving. Brittany was so supportive, and it was like having a big sister during a rough time. Her podcast is just wonderful, and you should definitely check it out.
7. Balancing Hormones Naturally
Leah’s podcast is exactly what I needed after my miscarriage this summer. After my loss, I struggled with so many health issues and none of my doctors could really tell me what was causing them. I knew it had to be hormone related and that was when I found Leah’s podcast. She is a Functional Diagnostic Nutritional Practitioner.
Her tips are so simple and actionable. She had a couple of episodes on how working out based on where you are in your cycle can actually help you lose weight faster and I did this for a few cycles, and it was absolutely correct and makes so much sense. She has episodes on small changes that make big impacts on your menstrual health. If you have any hormonal issues, menstrual struggles, or even need help balancing your blood sugar, seriously go listen to her podcast. Also, I met her in real life at my church when she was visiting, and she is so kind.
8. Pruning to Prosper
I love this podcast. Gina is so calm, and super motivating. She is a declutter coach and she makes me want to clean my house every time I listen to her. I love how she always starts with bringing it to Christ and ends it back with Christ as well. Her tips are golden. She not only talks about decluttering, but also money management tips, meal planning, and mindset. Her episodes are short and sweet, and I look forward to them every week.
These are 8 of my favorite Catholic Mom Podcasts. I look out for new episodes every week from all of these fantastic women and recommend you do the same.
Do you have Catholic Mom Podcasts that you would add to this list? Please leave a comment below. I love finding new podcasts that I can fold laundry, wash the dishes, or just listen to in the car.