The Home Hour Podcast
By Meagan Francis of TheHappiestHome.com
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Host Meagan Francis, author and mom of five, keeps you company at home with helpful tips and inspiring interviews about family, homemaking, food, parenting, motherhood and more.
||Making a Style Statement with Shana Draugelis: The Home Hour Episode 54||Want to update your look without buying a whole new wardrobe? In this episode Shana of The Mom Edit and I discuss statement pieces, fun accessories, and how to give your makeup routine some oomph. We also discuss mock turtlenecks (yes, again!||3/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Making Time For You with Jessica Turner: The Home Hour Episode 53||Do you have difficulty finding - or setting aside - time and space for yourself? Time to do what you love, dream, set goals, play? - In today's episode I talk with Jessica Turner, creator of TheMomCreative.||3/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Love, Marriage and Co-Parenting: The Home Hour Episode 52||Ever wonder how a couple who got hitched at 20 manage to make it work almost eighteen years and five kids later? In celebration of Valentine's Day, my husband Jon and I got real about marriage, love and co-parenting. -||2/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Working Mom, Traveling Mom With Carol Cain: The Home Hour Episode 51||Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel for a living? What if it meant taking your kids on exotic trips - and sometimes, leaving them home so you could do your job? - Building a career as a travel writer takes a lot of work and determi..||2/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||State Of The Blog & Behind The Scenes In My Home! The Home Hour Episode 50||This is Episode 50 of The Home Hour! Hard to believe, right? Fifty episodes! - For this week's podcast Sarah and I got together and chatted about a few things. First, I give a "state of the blog" address, with updates on where we're headed in 2015,||1/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Parent-Teacher Relationship With Erica Ladd Of Candid Classroom: The Home Hour Episode 49||Do you ever wonder what your kids' teachers really wish you knew? This time of year, it can be easy to start feeling like a slacker in the "school mom" department. Re-entry after winter break is difficult,||1/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Showing Love Through Every Day Care, with Leticia Barr & Jim Higley: The Home Hour Episode 48||Is doing a load of laundry or washing the dishes really just a "chore"? Or could the act of caring for our families in these little, everyday ways add up to much more over the course of a year, a childhood, a life? -||1/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Living With Intention In 2015 With Karen Walrond: The Home Hour Episode 47||It's a new year, and that means many of us are thinking about how to make big or small changes to improve our lives. If you're looking for inspiration, you're going to want to listen to my conversation with Karen Walrond: photographer, author, speaker,||1/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Christmas At Home With Meagan & Sarah: The Home Hour Episode 46||With just a week left until Christmas, things are both ramping up and winding down - depending on whom you ask. School lets out this Friday for both Sarah's and my kids, and since neither of us is traveling for the holidays this year we're both looking...||12/17/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Holiday Style For Moms With Shana Draugelis: The Home Hour Episode 45||Did you know plaid pants are back? Did you know turtlenecks are, too? - If not (I didn't!) you definitely need to tune in to this week's episode of The Home Hour, where Shana Draugelis of The Mom Edit and I discuss holiday style - what to wear to pa...||12/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Create A Calmer Holiday With Doña Bumgarner: The Home Hour Episode 44||To those of you who celebrate, Happy Thanksgiving! If you're cooking, cleaning, or traveling this weekend, I hope you'll take a little time to let this week's episode of The Home Hour keep you company. In it,||11/26/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Your Thanksgiving Questions, Answered: The Home Hour Episode 43||After a break last week (I was traveling in Florida with the whole family), The Home Hour is back this week with a brand new episode I think you're going to love. - In this episode, Sarah and I answer - to the best of our ability - YOUR questions abou...||11/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Healthy Eating & Habits With Liz Della Croce: The Home Hour Episode 42||With all the special diets trending right now, do you ever wonder what it really means to eat healthy? According to today's podcast guest, Liz Della Croce of The Lemon Bowl, it's simple: eat foods packed with strong flavors, like citrus and herbs...||11/6/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Read-Aloud Revival With Sarah Mackenzie: The Home Hour Episode 41||We all know we're supposed to read to our kids every day, right? But it can be easier said than done. Between tongue-twisting passages in picture books and toddlers crawling over you while you're trying to read to older siblings,||10/23/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Discipline At Every Age: The Home Hour Episode 40||What's your discipline style? Are you relaxed? Authoritative? Do you use punishments, rewards, natural consequences? - When a reader asked Sarah and I for some advice on a common - but totally exasperating - toddler tendency,||10/16/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Can “Mean Moms” Raise Happy Kids? Denise Schipani On The Home Hour Episode 39||Has anyone ever told you that you're a "mean mom?" Today I’m happy to welcome my good friend, author and blogger Denise Schipani, who takes pride in her "mean mom" title. - Even though on the surface Denise and I might seem different (she’s the mean||10/9/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Party Planning The Easy Way With Kristen Forgione: The Home Hour Episode 38||If you love the idea of throwing parties and entertaining but are intimidated by the thought of decorating, buying the supplies, creating a menu, making the invitations - not to mention getting your house in tip-top shape beforehand - you're definitely..||10/1/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Comfy Cool: Leggings, Boots, Jackets & Other Fall Fashion Must-Haves on The Home Hour Episode 37||Did you know you can totally pass off stretch pants as street clothes now? In today's episode of The Home Hour, Shana Draugelis of The Mom Edit shows us how. (Hint: it's all about the jacket, the boot, and the accessories.) -||9/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Children’s Book Author Sarah Maizes: The Home Hour Show, Episode 36||Have you ever thought about writing a children's book? According to today's guest, author Sarah Maizes, everyone has! (I might be the one exception to the rule, but hey, I've got a lot of life yet.) - If you're curious about the process of getting a ...||9/17/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Lunch-Making Tips & Ideas with Laura Fuentes of Momables: The Home Hour Episode 35 (Plus Giveaway!)||If you're packing lunches for your kids this year, you might, like me, already be facing some logistical and creative hurdles. For example: How do I keep cold food safely cold? How do I keep warm foods appetizingly warm?||9/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Back to School with Sarah and Meagan: The Home Hour Episode 34||Okay, so remember that month long hiatus I was going to take from the podcast back in June? - Yeah, that. - Suffice it to say that summer happened, and my recording system mysteriously stopped working, and Sarah moved from Arizona to California,||9/4/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Crafting, Kids, & Career with Nikki McGonigal PLUS Dressing For Your Skin Tone||Have you ever dreamed of turning your creative passion into a career? Or are you a crafter at heart who's having a hard time staying organized and inspired around small children? You'll love my interview today with crafter, blogger and educator (plus,||6/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||How To Make Mom Friends PLUS Getting Over a Kitchen Rut : Podcast Episode 32||Are you having trouble meeting other moms or building a strong real-life social circle? In today's episode of The Home Hour Podcast, Sarah (who claims I hired her to be my friend - wait, that's not quite right...||5/29/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Spring Clean Your Finances PLUS Cute and Comfy Summer Shoes: Podcast Episode 31||We're well into spring, and for many of us with school-aged kids, summer break is almost here. Is your budget ready for the onslaught of camp options and kids begging for snacks all day? That's just one of the things Kelly Whalen of The Centsible Life ..||5/22/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Two mothers. Two paths. Two real-life “Beyond Baby” stories. Podcast Episode 30||Have you ever marveled at how many different paths are open to us over the course of our lives? And that can lead to a lot of pressure - pressure to make the "right" choice, or fear of moving in the wrong direction. -||5/7/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Own Your Weekends with Laura Vanderkam PLUS A Sneak Peek at Beyond Baby: Podcast Episode 29||Do you ever find yourself wondering, come Sunday evening, "What happened to the weekend?" (And did you know that if you live to be 80, you'll only have 4000 weekends - total! - to fill in your lifetime?) - Laura Vanderkam,||4/23/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Traveling The World, Kids In Tow, with a Globetrotting Mama: Podcast Episode 28||Have you ever dreamed of leaving everything behind and traveling the world with your children? If so, you're sure to love listening to my conversation with Heather Greenwood Davis, mom of two boys, travel writer and the creator of the blog Globetrotti...||4/17/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Musician Mama Heather Reid PLUS Dressing For Your High School Reunion: Podcast Episode 27||I admit that whenever I find out that a professional actress, dancer, or musician is also a mom, I feel a little jolt of surprise. "How does she do it?" I wonder, for a half second imagining the life of a working performer to be so incredibly glamorous...||4/9/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rookie Motherhood with Whitney Moss & Heather Flett PLUS Bite-Sized Serenity for Busy Moms: Podcast Episode 26||If you're a new mom, you've probably found yourself facing some tricky questions, like: how the heck do I manage a trip to the grocery store with a new baby? And wait, once I've done my shopping, how do I get both the baby and the groceries back in the...||3/26/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Living with Spice with Monica Bhide, PLUS Kids’ Birthday Parties: Podcast Episode 25||- If you've ever wanted to add a little more spice to your cooking - or your life! - you're going to love my conversation with Monica Bhide. In Episode 25 of The Home Hour Podcast, we discuss the influence of food on family culture,||3/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
Such a great concept for a podcast!
I love the concept behind this podcast - it’s all about fun and interesting conversations to make getting dinner on the table easier and more interesting. I love that much of the content is related to food - but it’s not a cooking podcast, per se. I’ve enjoyed hearing Meagan interview all kinds of authors and bloggers. Subscribing for sure!
I've listened to several episodes of Meagan's podcast, and I have been so impressed with the caliber of her guests and the substantive conversation topics. This is an excellent resource!
Fun and Helpful
Thanks for a great listen, Meagan. I love the updates you've made to formatting lately. Keep it up!