July 1, 2020
On this week's episode Keri and Ashley are joined by RN Nancy Travis, who has been delivering babies for over 40 years! An AWHONN (Association of Women's Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses) member and grandmother of 14, Nancy is going to help us navigate the many new roles we've been tasked with while trying to work from home. We've also got an encouraging story from Scary Mommy Kassandra, which gives new meaning to the phrase, "Won't you be my neighbor?"
June 24, 2020
This week, Keri and Ashley are joined by AWHONN (Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses) member, Dr. Heidi Fantasia. Dr. Fantasia will be discussing how to care for our mental health during these uncertain times. We've also got an inspiring story about how one Scary Mommy has stayed connected to her mental health hero.
June 17, 2020
On this week's episode, Keri and Ashley are joined by System Clinical Nurse Specialist, LaShea Wattie Haynes. A member of AWHONN (the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses), LaShea is going to answer all of our questions about labor and delivery during these uncertain times. We're also joined by a couple on a mission: to make it home with their new baby in time for their older daughter's third birthday. You don't want to miss this heartwarming dose of Helping Hugs!
June 10, 2020
This week's episode features a one-on-one with certified nurse midwife Paris Maloof-Bury of AWHONN, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, all about what to expect during pregnancy in uncertain times. And, a feel good story about how a new mom received support from her circle when her baby shower was cancelled.
May 27, 2020
Mommies can you hear me? We need to connect with you now more than ever! Brought to you by Huggies, we're going to be speaking with four incredible experts from AWHONN, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses, who will answer all of our questions regarding pregnancy and labor in the new normal, how to manage our mental health, and how to navigate life with older kids too. We'll also be featuring stories from the Scary Mommy Community about special people and moments that have helped get you through. We can't wait to catch up!
December 18, 2019
On our last episode of the year, Keri and Ashley are joined by the one and only Steve Burns, the original host of Blue's Clues! Listen as Steve joins us for a very special Cartoon Confidential. Keri and Ashley reveal their resolutions for 2020, and of course we finish up with your confessions! Happy Holidays!
December 11, 2019
This week Keri and Ashley are joined by author Eve Rodsky, whose new book Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live) is the book you need on your holiday wish list. A revolutionary way to help bring light to the division of labor in partnerships, and the invisible workload many moms carry all day everyday, Eve's system rocked our worlds. We've also got a piece on winter colds, and of course, your confessions!
December 4, 2019
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!
December 2, 2019
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!
November 20, 2019
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!
November 13, 2019
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!
November 6, 2019
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:
October 30, 2019
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!
October 23, 2019
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: Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network:
October 16, 2019
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!
October 9, 2019
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.
October 2, 2019
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.
September 25, 2019
Keri and Ashley hit the red carpet of the Downton Abbey Premiere.
September 18, 2019
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: Donate to Head Knowles Foundation For Hurricane Relief: AND To keep updated on efforts directly: The Bahamas Consulate Emergency Management Bahamas
September 11, 2019
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.
September 4, 2019
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.
August 28, 2019
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: For Scary Mommy's video series on The Motherhood Center:
August 21, 2019
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: with questions, concerns, fun facts, and life hacks!
August 14, 2019
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.
August 9, 2019
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: is the hub through which listeners can join the org, get lots of information and look up local events. 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.
August 7, 2019
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.
July 31, 2019
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!
July 24, 2019
'90s sandals are back in style, a mom on the US Women's National Soccer Team crushes it all the way to the World Cup, Dr.'s office toys: nay or yaaay, and OG Mom is back to help us keep our cool, all on this week's episode of Scary Mommy Speaks!
July 17, 2019
Join Keri and Ashley as they discuss the ins and outs of kids birthday parties, the dos and don'ts of car seat sleeping, and high hopes for your child's eating habits. OG Mom stops by to school us on the etiquette of disciplining other people's kids.
July 15, 2019
Keri and Ashley discuss the latest buzz, from vibrators at your favorite store to hair clippers in the hands of children. Madge the Vag is back to discuss the painful topic of the post-birth poonany. Plus a question for couples; do you sleep on the same side of the bed every night, or are you a serial killer?
July 10, 2019
Ashley and Keri call out haters for judging childbirth choices and discover a new baby bottle shaped like a boob. Meanwhile, the internet asks clueless men if they know what a speculum is and their guesses are hilarious. Plus a drop-in from Scary Mommy's Madge the Vag to discuss how to handle nudity in front of the kids.
July 9, 2019
This is the podcast for women who are owning motherhood and all its glory, pain, and playdates. No topic is off limits for hosts Keri and Ashley. Subscribe now to get the first episode delivered to you tomorrow!
June 21, 2019
Scary Mommy Speaks launches July 10th and a new episode drops every Wednesday.
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