They’re expensive, sometimes annoying and the best thing that’s ever happened to us. But there’s so much more to being a mom that no one really talks about. Betches Moms is a podcast that deals with all the real sh*t that happens - like what to do when your toddler figures out TikTok, the fact that the baby’s not the only one who has to wear a diaper after birth, or your mother-in-law constantly criticizing you for eating carbs or drinking coffee. Relax, it’s decaf. Every week, hosts Aleen Dreksler and Brittany Levine share stories and insights, interview guests, and have honest conversations about what it’s really like being, and becoming, a mom. They answer questions about the sides of pregnancy and motherhood that everyone experiences, but you rarely hear about. You know, the moments in between those perfect looking Insta posts. So get ready to lock yourself in the bathroom (or wherever else you hide from your kids) and listen to this podcast. Because you’ll literally never be alone again.View Promo Codes
Aleen Dreksler is a cofounder and Chief Executive Officer at Betches. She hosts the @Betches, Diet Starts Tomorrow, and Betches Moms podcasts.
In addition to hosting Betches Moms and running the @BetchesMoms IG account, Brittany Levine serves as the Art Director at Betches Media. She has a 2.5 year old son and one on the way.
Where to Start
Parenting From A Betches Dad
This week, Brittany brings on a very special guest, her husband, Noah Levine to get a dad’s perspective on parenting. Brittany starts off by asking how he felt when finding out he would become a dad and Noah shares some of his worries surrounding being a first time parent. Then, they talk about the differences in raising one vs. two children and Noah shares some tips on how dad's can best show up for their family (aka going to HomeDepot). Lastly, they end on an email from a Betches dad asking how to adjust to gentle parenting. Noah and Brittany both share their views on gentle parenting and how important it is to find balance when raising your children.
Why Is It So Hard To Make Mom Friends?
This week Brittany and Aleen are back to share all the details from Jack’s 1st birthday party where they were surrounded by family and friends. They then chat about how they met some of their mom friends and share some tips on how to overcome the hurdle of seeking out a new mom community. But how do you balance your pre and post baby friends? Lastly, they end on a “Am I A Mom-ster” email where this listener is curious if putting her entertainment before her baby’s will make her a Mom-ster.
Responding To Negative Postpartum Body Comments Ft. Brittany Cartwright
This week, Aleen and Brittany are joined by Bravolebrity Brittany Cartwright (formerly of Vanderpump Rules) to chat about all things mom life and her postpartum journey in the public eye. They start off by recapping Brittany and Jax’s experience with parenthood since leaving the show - from the first stressful car ride home, to Cruz’s 1st birthday. They talk about the struggles she has experienced since becoming a mom, including how she responded to hateful comments about her pregnancy weight gain, and how maintaining past VPR relationships has been difficult. Finally, she shares a “No Mom Guilt” about balancing her new mom life with her former - and how it’s okay to still be “The Shot Queen.”
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Think of Jordana and Dr. Naomi as your BFF and your therapist, sitting side-by-side at the brunch table trying to help you get through your problems. Because sometimes we really need advice from people with no skin in the game. And let’s face it, your friends can’t stand to hear that story one more time.