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Podcasts, Podcasts, Podcasts: A Few Recommendations for Parents

The everyday runaround between school, work, extracurriculars, and family life leaves little time for personal development or brushing up on the latest parenting philosophies. But that doesn’t change our need for information and encouragement.

This is where podcasts can be so helpful! Car rides could become your place for spiritual encouragement through podcasts like Risen Motherhood, and washing the dishes your chance to hear from experienced fellow parents through podcasts like The PedsDocTalk Podcast. The possibilities are truly endless!

Have some fun and try a bunch of different podcasts to find the ones that suit you best. Here are just a few you may want to check out.

For those interested in homeschooling, podcasts like Wild + Free or The Morning Basket offer parents insight into the homeschooling life alongside tons of encouragement and specific philosophies you can adopt at home.

The 1,000 Hours Outside Podcast gears toward combatting the enormous amount of time—currently 1,200 hours per year—kids spend looking at screens. Episodes include topics such as: camping, growing your own food, dealing with boredom, and survival skills. Help your students get outside more and enjoy the adventure together!

Ensuring the next generation is ready to hit the ground running after school is critical to our economy, and few things are more important than raising children who grow into independent, self-sufficient adults. If your kids are older, you may want to check out podcasts like the High School Hamster Wheel, where episodes center around career searching and the many opportunities awaiting your student after graduation.

Learning more about financial stability can also greatly impact your family’s life. And podcasts like How to Money can help build your knowledge about a multitude of financial issues, including debt payoff, budgeting, investing, and even saving on groceries.

These are just a few places to start. Your friends and family may have some podcast recommendations to share, as well. And remember, let podcasts be a place you go to get encouragement and ideas—not more chores or guilt!