The Home Hour Podcast
By Meagan Francis - Blogger, Author, Mother
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Host Meagan Francis, author, blogger and mom of five, keeps you company at home with helpful tips and interesting interviews about family, food, parenting, motherhood and more.
||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...||4/17/14||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...||4/9/14||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...||3/26/14||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,||3/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Zen Parenting PLUS Spring Fashion: Podcast Episode 24||Have you ever wished you could be calmer in the face of tough parenting decisions - and feel more confident with your choices? If so, you'll love today's interview with Todd and Cathy Adams, the husband-and-wife team behind Zen Parenting Radio.||3/12/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Doing what lights you up with Toni McLellan: Podcast Episode 23||What lights you up? Is it drawing? Dancing? Coming up with business ideas? Working with kids? Cooking for your family? - If you haven't yet tapped into the thing you really want to be doing most in this world - or know what it is,||3/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Getting dinner on the table with Jenny Rosenstrach of Dinner: A Love Story (Podcast Episode 22)||Eating and sleeping. They're both necessary to life, and for most of us grownups they seem to come naturally. So why does having kids seem to make both of these very simple human functions so much more complicated? -||2/26/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Helping kids cope in a busy, distracted world & finding your mom style: Podcast Episode 21||Our kids are living in a distraction-heavy, rushed world. And as parents, it's not always easy to find the balance between creating a soft place to land and also helping them cope with the realities of life today. -||2/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Building Boys with Jennifer Fink: Podcast Episode 20||How to Raise Healthy, Happy Boys in a Not So Boy-Friendly World||2/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Supermarket Mastery & Steno Pad Recipes with Kyran Pittman – The Home Hour Podcast episode 19||Retro Recipes and Supermarket Mastery with Kyran Pittman||2/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Big Moves and Small Towns with Stephanie Precourt: Podcast Episode 18||This week's episode of The Kitchen Hour Podcast felt just like talking to an old friend. That's because, well, it consists mostly of me talking to an old friend. Stephanie Precourt has been blogging at Adventures in Babywearing since 2005,||1/22/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||“Hands Free” Parenting with Rachel Macy Stafford: Podcast Episode 17||Have you ever thought about what it might be like to live "hands free" - setting aside some of the digital distractions and outwardly-imposed priorities to focus on what really matters? Today's podcast guest, Rachel Macy Stafford,||1/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Blogging and Life with Rebecca Woolf of Girl’s Gone Child: Podcast Episode 16||These days, it seems like everyone and her sister writes - or used to write - a blog. But in the early to mid-2000s, say the word "blog" to your grandma and you'd probably get a blank stare, and the idea of earning a living by writing about your family...||12/17/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Having it All with Danielle Smith: Podcast Episode 15||- Since I can remember, the media has been battling it out over whether or not women can "have it all," and recently, the consensus seems to lean toward "no." - But what if we just need a new definition of what "having it all" means?||12/10/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Creating Low-Stress Holiday Traditions With Sarah Powers: Podcast Episode 14||In this episode of The Kitchen Hour Podcast, I kicked back with my good friend and Managing Editor of TheHappiestHome.com, Sarah Powers, to discuss holiday traditions. Are traditions something you have to "create" or do they just happen?||12/4/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eat Pie, Love Life with Linda Hundt: Podcast Episode 13||If you love vintage aprons and swoon over flaky pies served up on jadeite dishes - or just like to hear inspiring stories of women who pursue a passion and make it both their lifeblood and their livelihood - you'll love this episode of The Kitchen Hour...||11/26/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Licking the Spoon with Candace Walsh: Podcast Episode 12||Licking the Spoon: Interview with author Candace Walsh about a journey of life and love, as told through food and cookbooks.||11/20/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Minimalist Parenting with Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest: Podcast Episode 11||I am so excited about this week's podcast, my first with two guests at the same time (ooh, dangerous!) spoke with Asha Dornfest and Christine Koh, authors of the fantastic new book (affiliate link): Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More b..||5/16/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Math for Grown-ups with Laura Laing: Podcast Episode 10||I'm so excited about the latest episode of The Kitchen Hour Podcast, featuring author, blogger, and math instructor Laura Laing. In the podcast Laura and I discuss the "new math," how to beef up your child's (and your own!||3/15/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Saving Money at the Holidays with Amy Clark of MomAdvice: Podcast Episode 09||- This week I'm so excited to feature Amy Allen Clark, founder of the extremely helpful site MomAdvice.com and author of the fantastic new book The Good Life For Less. I'm lucky enough to have had the opportunity to hang out with Amy in person a few..||2/7/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Getting Un-Stuck with Kate Hanley of MsMindBody.com: Podcast Episode 08||It's back! After a longer-than-intended hiatus, The Kitchen Hour Podcast has returned with a great new episode featuring my friend Kate Hanley, yoga instructor, coach, author and creator of MsMindBody.com. As I explain in this episode,||1/23/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Simplifying the holidays with Tsh Oxenreider of Simple Mom: Podcast Episode 07||This week on The Kitchen Hour Podcast, I talk with Tsh Oxenreider of Simple Mom about simplifying the holiday, giving back, her newly-announced forthcoming book, and her experiences living and raising a family in Turkey (and how that compares and contr..||12/5/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||It’s okay NOT to share? with author Heather Shumaker: Podcast Episode 06||With the holidays coming up, many of us are going to be sharing space with other families and friends - including other kids (in my family, LOTS of other kids!) Will your house erupt with squabbles, spats and fights over toys? If so,||11/30/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Living Well on Less with Amy Suardi of Frugal Mama: Podcast Episode 5||Today I'm very excited to bring you a conversation between myself and Amy Suardi, mother of four and author of the blog Frugal Mama. Amy and I talk about Black Friday (or should we call it Black Thursday?), keeping holidays meaningful and low-key,||11/21/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Life, Work and Food with Melissa d’Arabian of the Food Network: Podcast Episode 4||I'm a sucker for competition shows where ordinary people battle it out for a life-changing shot at their own TV series. And I'm a sucker for the Food Network. So I guess it's not surprising that I have followed along with nearly every season of "The Ne...||11/14/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Creating a Happier Home with Gretchen Rubin: Podcast Episode 3||For this week's podcast, I'm very happy to share my recent chat with Gretchen Rubin, author of the NYT bestselling books The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. In Episode 3 of The Kitchen Hour Podcast, Gretchen and I talk about:||11/8/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mean Moms Rule with Denise Schipani: Podcast Episode 2||This week on The Kitchen Hour podcast, I'm happy to welcome my good friend, author and blogger Denise Schipani. Even though on the surface Denise and I might seem different (she's got a reputation for being a mean mom while I'm all about the happy mom.||10/31/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Celebrating moments big and small with Kelle Hampton: Podcast Episode 1||I had the pleasure of meeting Kelle Hampton (after admiring her blog from afar) last year, and just fell in love with her warm, down-to-earth, and hilarious personality. So I'm very excited to welcome Kelle to The Kitchen Hour as the guest on my first ...||10/23/12||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!