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From the #1 media and entertainment brand for parents in the country, Scary Mommy Speaks is a hilarious, unfiltered look at today’s trends and topics through the lens of motherhood. From pop culture to post-baby sex, nothing’s off-limits for hosts Keri Setaro and Ashley Hearon-Smith, who know firsthand that parenting is a mother. This is a podcast for women who are owning motherhood in all its glory, pain and playdates. New episodes drop every Wednesday.

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It's that time of year when a ton of terrific new films are released, and we are here for it all. Ashley shares about her experience meeting Emilia Clarke, mother of dragons, and star of the new flick Last Christmas. Then, in honor of the release of Frozen II, hear our Cartoon Confidential on Frozen! We're also bringing you to the red carpet of the new must see Mark Ruffalo project, Dark Waters. We round things out with the story of a heroic mom who saved the day in a parking lot, and close with your confessions!
Join Keri and Ashley as they celebrate the holiday season with four stories about small acts of kindness that made a big impact. In this special edition of Scary Mommy Speaks we share listener submissions about memorable moments when someone's kind word or action meant the world. May these stories inspire everyone as much as they did us!
What a beautiful day in the podcast studio! Keri and Ashley are joined by Emmy winner, dad, and star of the new Mr. Rogers film, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Matthew Rhys! We got the inside scoop from Matthew about working with everyone's favorite, Tom Hanks, and how the movie changed him as a parent. We also learn more about cardigans in a game called, "Yay, or Nay." Then, a heartwarming story about the kindness of a stranger from one of our listeners, and of course, confessions!
Welcome to an episode dedicated to the thing all parents cannot get enough of.....SLEEP. We have two incredible sleep experts, Dr. Craig Canapari author of It's Never Too Late to Sleep Train, and head of Yale's Pediatric Sleep Center, as well as Adam Mansbach author of the bestselling Go The F**k To Sleep! We also talk about the power of song to lull our kids to sleep with a segment on Scary Mommy's hit series, The Lullaby League. Finally, we read some of the weirdest things our listeners have done to get their kids to sleep. Sweet Dreams, Scary Mommies!
On this episode Keri and Ashley are joined by co-founder of The Breasties and all around badass, Paige More, who discusses her decision to undergo a double mastectomy at the age of 24. We prepare for the holiday season with a piece on Mother-in-Law dynamics, and high five moms in California who have been supporting each other through the recent wild fires.For more information on The Breasties, please visit their website: https://thebreasties.orgANDPaige More's Instagram: @Paige_previvor
Happy Halloween, Scary Mommies! First up, and back by popular demand, we've got a spooky Cartoon Confidential on your favorite merbabies, the Bubble Guppies! Keri and Ashley then get Momsplained on how to handle Halloween fun with their little ones. Finally, we discuss the creepy things kids say and....see. Happy Hauntings from all of us at Scary Mommy Speaks!
Screen Time Confessions

Screen Time Confessions

2019-10-2300:37:552

On this week's episode, Keri and Ashley discuss screen time limits for kids, and OG Mom drops by to offer her pov on tv, tablets, and gaming. We hear about a Scary Mommy who got caught in the rain with her baby and her groceries, and the everyday hero who saved the day, and the diapers. We are also celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness Month with an amazing Scary Mommy contributor, Amanda Dickinson. To find out more about Amanda's charity, Mighty Miracles Foundation, or the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network, please see the links below!Mighty Miracles Foundation: https://www.mightymiraclesfoundation.orgDown Syndrome Diagnosis Network: https://www.dsdiagnosisnetwork.org
Tia Mowry, star of Sister, Sister, Family Reunion, and Cooking Channel's Tia Mowry at Home, joins Keri and Ashley to dish about 90s nostalgia, and how she gets her kids to eat! Keri encounters a crossroad with friendships in her life, and we also celebrate everyday kindnesses that make a huge impact. All this and your Confessions on this episode of Scary Mommy Speaks!
Madge the Vag is back this week to answer all of your most burning vaginal questions! We also share some trending news on the first all-female spacewalk, air out your confessions, discuss the division of labor in a marriage, and sort through this season's batch of "sexy" costumes.
Madge the Vag is back this week to answer all of your vaginal questions! We're also awarding our Crushing it Crown to a MacGyver of a professor, reading your confessions aloud, celebrating the outrageous artwork our kids make, and breaking down a story about a marriage breaking up.
Lizzo Meets Downton Abbey

Lizzo Meets Downton Abbey

2019-09-2500:28:19

This week you are cordially invited to join Ashley and Keri as they hit the red carpet for the New York premiere of Downton Abbey! Our hosts then hit the street to seek out Downton's biggest fans, and test brave souls by having them read Lizzo lyrics in their best British accents. After all the scandals on six seasons worth of Downton, and now a motion picture, we decided to do a deep dive into the scandalous subject of cheating. Finally, we sew things up with your confessions!
This week Keri and Ashley are joined by Sekiya Dorsett, who shares stories about the Bahamas, and how we can help moms there struggling to rebuild. Later, OG Mom drops by to school us on Mom Guilt, Ashley and Keri take us on a deep dive through Paw Patrol in a new segment called Cartoon Confidential, and we round everything out with your confessions.Scary Mommies, please follow the following links to contribute to the Bahamas relief effort:Choose from requested items on the Red Cross' Amazon list: tinyurl.com/helpforbahamasDonate to Head Knowles Foundation For Hurricane Relief: https://together.bealiv.com/campaign/28/headknowles-foundation-relief-fundANDTo keep updated on efforts directly: The Bahamas Consulate https://m.facebook.com/BAHCONNY/Emergency Management Bahamas https://m.facebook.com/NEMA242/
On this week's episode of Scary Mommy Speaks, Keri and Ashley take a moment to reflect on the 18th Anniversary of 9/11, praising first responders everywhere, and then get Momsplained on breastfeeding in public, go through all of the potty training tips you so kindly sent to Ashley, and end up celebrating the benefits of bidets.
On this Labor Day episode of Scary Mommy Speaks, Keri and Ashley recount some of the most dramatic moments from their labor days, and get the low down on coparenting from Milah and Erica of the popular podcast, Good Moms Bad Choices. We also shed light on the invisible workload parents carry all the time, everyday, and celebrate Naomi Osaka and Coco Gauff for their exemplary US Open post match interview.
This week's episode features a very special interview with Paige Bellenbaum, LMSW, and Catherine Birndorf, MD of The Motherhood Center, a treatment facility in NY for moms who are struggling with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Keri and Ashley also question whether Amazon might save the Amazon, whether two sentences can help keep us from yelling at our kids, and applaud a naughty little Roomba, all on this episode of Scary Mommy Speaks.For more information on The Motherhood Center: https://www.themotherhoodcenter.comFor Scary Mommy's video series on The Motherhood Center:https://www.scarymommy.com/category/motherhood-center-partnership-geico/
Keri and Ashley discuss allowing kids to dye their hair for the first day of school, give props to all of the teachers out there, applaud one school district's unisex dress code, and bow down to the queen, Cate Blanchett, who reads your confessions, all on this Back to School Episode of Scary Mommy Speaks!We want to hear from you! Please drop us a line at: speaks@scarymommy.com with questions, concerns, fun facts, and life hacks!
Keri and Ashley Spill the Tea with Andy Cohen, discuss the pros and cons of leashing your kids, riff on a Disney sized rant, and commend Selma Blair with the Crushing it Crown.
Keri and Ashley are joined by Diane Rinaldo of the NY chapter of Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America to discuss gun violence in the United States, and how we can face this epidemic proactively.For those who would like to know more:MomsdemandAction.org is the hub through which listeners can join the org, get lots of information and look up local events. Everytown.org/act is where listeners can sign up to participate in weekly phone banks called GSAN, Gun Sense Action Network. Listeners can also text “join” to 64433, to become a Moms Demand Action supporter immediately. 
Keri and Ashley reflect on the events of the past weekend, find hope in small victories, debate whether a dip in a chlorine filled pool counts as a bath, and the lovely Jessica Alba shares her new line of skincare products created especially for relieving eczema.
On this episode of Scary Mommy Speaks, Pink gets props for naying the naysayers, Momsplained schools us on water safety tips, how to teach our girls to defend themselves, and supermom Jessica Alba reads your confessions!
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Aubrey Schultz

my oldest is 12 and he didn't sleep through the night consistently until he was about 5 or 6 because he suffered from night terrors. I started a routine with him the summer after he finished Kindergarten where I would "pull" the bad dreams and thoughts out of his head, smash them, and then "pull" good thoughts and dreams from my head to put into his. He stopped having nightmares. I didn't have my second child until my oldest was 10, and being 30 and more educated on the importance of routines definitely helped me get my youngest to be a great sleeper (most of the time).

Nov 13th
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Hope Hellstern

I love this podcast I was hoping that you would want to maybe help spread the word about childrenhood cancer my daughter is two years in remission she is almost 5. and it's just really need to spread the word about childrenhood cancer until no child die for any cancer

Oct 27th
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Aubrey Schultz

I really enjoyed listening to so many relatable stories on this episode! I almost peed from laughing!

Aug 9th
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