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Motherhood is all the things: exhausting, wonderful, maddening, joyful, overwhelming, impossible, glorious.

In the throes of our daily challenges, it can be easy to abandon our personal dreams as we struggle through survival mode.

But motherhood doesn’t have to mean the end of personal dreams. Your dreams and your big goals matter. And podcasts are an incredible free resource for getting pumped up to pursue the life of your dreams.

As an avid podcast listener, I can say that listening to the following podcasts has not only been inspiring, but life-changing. All are hosted by charismatic and accomplished hosts who are sure to inspire and uplift through sage advice and awesome interviews.

Here are my favorite inspiring podcasts for moms!

podcasts to inspire moms


Hosted by Ruth Soukup, this podcast is all about overcoming your fears and going for the goals that terrify you.

Her motto “do it scared” has pushed me to do things where I would normally hesitate. Like just this weekend, I conquered my fear of my Instant Pot and fell madly in love (OMG, I have been missing out).

Ruth’s story is incredible: she went form a depressed and suicidal college drop-out to massively successful blogger, New York Times Best selling author, and owner of a multiple 7 figure company. Kinda impressive, right?

Not only is she amazing and full of inspiring and actionable advice, but she interviews truly incredible people. I highly recommend getting started with episode 1 and starting your journey towards the life you love.


I knew I was a fan of this show 5 minutes into the first episode I listened to. Cathy Heller, singer songwriter & entrepreneur, is like a walking ray of sunshine. Her bubbly personality creates incredibly dynamic conversations with her guests.  She is so upbeat and encouraging and the people she interviews are incredibly inspiring.


Gretchen Rubin is amazing. Her books are among some of my favorites (like Better Than Before and The Four Tendencies).

Supreme Court clerk turned writer obsessed with happiness, she and her delightful sister Elizabeth (a Hollywood write) discuss very practical tips for creating a happier life in this podcast.

Occasionally, these very charming sisters interview other people doing amazing things and it’s always a delight. This is just all-around awesome podcast for anyone wanting to live a better life.

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It was one of the episodes of School of Greatness that inspired me to finally start this blog, something I’d been merely thinking about for years. Not only is Lewis Howes himself inspiring, but he interviews incredible people who are doing a wide variety of amazing things.


Chalene Johnson does just about everything. She is a fitness expert, the creator of PiYo, an entrepreneur, and a podcaster among other things.

She is peppy, kind, and the perfect cheerleader to inspire your on your health journey. If was on her show that I first learned about intermittent fasting, a tool that I’ve used to lose 40 lbs and reclaim my health.


Marie Forleo is pretty epic in her accomplishments (a trend among those on this list). Not only does Marie give so many quick and inspiring tidbits to live a happier, more productive life, but she interviews absolute rock stars who are accomplishing amazing things. I can’t imagine that it’s possible to listen to an episode of Marie Forleo and not feel inspired to do something great.

In the ups and downs of mom life, keep yourself inspired by these 6 inspiring podcasts for moms. Listening will lift you up and get you feeling ready to fulfill your potential.

So pick a podcast (or 6) and get listening today! And then tell me how it goes in the comments.