Manic Mommies

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From 2005 to 2014, my friend Erin and I shared the trials and tribulations, joys and triumphs of being working mothers trying to do it all, and do it all well (or just good enough)! The show, which was the first for working mothers, was regularly listed in the top of the charts for kids & family shows.

Must have been all that complaining. Or, to be more specific, our honest, often-funny chats about motherhood, pop culture, and the crazy act of balancing work and family.

Over 405 episodes, we had the pleasure of interviewing some amazing women—many of them moms—including:

  • Elizabeth Edwards, wife of presidential candidate John Edwards
  • Comedienne Dena Blizzard
  • Authors Jane Porter, Esther Perel, Cate Colburn Smith, Darci Klein, Trisha Ashworth and Amy Nobile, Caitlin Friedman, Abigail Jones, and Meredith O’Brien
  • Travel experts Tracy Gallagher and Anne McAlpine
  • The Meal Makeover Moms Liz and Janice
  • Cooking expert Kathy Maister
  • Pediatrician Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg
  • OB/GYN Dr. Hope Riciotti
  • Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Min Ahn
  • Author Mel Robbins
  • The cast of The New Adventures of Old Christine featuring our favorite actress, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Being a part of Manic Mommies was an honor and a privilege – and I will forever be grateful for the community of amazing women (including my co-host Erin) to whom I will be forever connected.

Manic Mommies stats as of April 2015:

  • 405 Episodes
  • 3,900,000+ Downloads
  • Seven “Manic Mommies Escapes”
  • Brands worked with: Intel, Microsoft, National Wildlife Federation, Brooks, Embassy Suites
  • Sponsored by Chevrolet

12 thoughts on “Manic Mommies

  1. I’m a Podcaster and blogger and therefore we can conclude that I am also a mother 😉 Why did you quit? I listened to your show probably as many times as you’ve listened to mine. I’m totally just curious. I have a thriving “mommy business” and am excited to branch out more with some great women along side me. What are you doing.. Now? Email me if this is a biggie. I’d really love to chat.

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    1. Hi Cassie – at one point we considered (briefly) selling the episodes on CD or as downloads. The issue is we felt (and still do), that we would need to review and edit them to ensure there isn’t anything that, in hindsight, we wish we hadn’t said (specifically as it relates to our kids). Given the quantity of shows, it just wasn’t feasible.


  2. I loved listening to you gals. Funny show! I miss those days of being a stay at home mom, and cleaning while the kids were napping and listening to your podcast! Sad it’s over but happy to have lived through it.


  3. I used to listen to you guys all the time on my commute to work. And I sometimes wonder how your kids are doing :). Wish you guys hadn’t stopped…


    1. Every now and then Erin and I will say “this would make a great story for the podcast…” so it’s safe to say, we sometimes wish we hadn’t stopped also. But then we remember that our kids would have killed us by now.


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