I really need to be distracted to clean well. Be that great music, or talking to a friend. I figured my friends were tired of me lately, and while I love listening to my scriptures/conference talks — I needed something a little less righteous (shocking, I know).
I was desperate for some good news about motherhood. A particular child of mine wanted to argue until he gets his law degree and it was throwing me into a downward spiral. I saw on Power of Moms (I have been a big fan of Power of Moms for a long time) that their podcasts are available on Stitcher.
I had wanted to start listening to podcasts for while, but my attempts to get them on my phone had been fruitless. I have an Android phone and without itunes I thought I was out of luck. Stitcher made that all different.
I now use several podcasts to help me keep my mine off the monotonous tasks that fill much of my day. Here’s 5 of my favorites:
1. Power of Moms — their “big” idea is “deliberate” parenting. While sometimes they seem like too good of moms for me — they have SO many good ideas, and they are realistic about what you can really keep up with (at least most of the time). They talk about good things. Things I may not WANT to hear, but that I NEED to hear.
2. NPR News — this gives you all the important news of the day in 4 minutes. You really can’t beat that, can you? I used to be a religious Today Show watcher, but I have had to give that as it distracts me from my #1 job — getting my kids out the door. This at least keeps me up on what’s going on, and doesn’t tend to bum me out about all the horrible stuff going on in this world!
3. Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me — have you listened to this store on NPR before? It’s SO funny. You get some current events info but also a LOT of REALLY funny stuff. It’s a personal favorite while I am sweeping and mopping on Mondays (the episodes change on the weekend). SO funny. HIGHLY recommend!
4. Dave Ramsey — While I don’t agree with everything he says (stay tuned for things Dave Ramsey is wrong about). I think this gives me the opportunity to really THINK about our money, how we’re using it and goals we should be making. I also realize that while we’re not “rich” we are certainly doing just fine compared to a lot of people in this country.
5. Stuff You Should Know — This show takes a topic and really researches it. The first one I listened to was about how X-rays were discovered and how they worked. WOAH, all the ways they tested to see how it worked. Yuck! Anyway, very interesting. It will fill your mind with all sorts of good facts!
Those are my top 5 podcasts. Do you have favorite podcasts or channels I should subscribe to? I’d love to have a few more on my list. Tell me below!