People say we make a great pair, and we like to agree. We both love talking and writing. We both appreciate inappropriate humor (but don’t worry: the podcast stays clean!), great food, period British dramas, and musical theater.
But we don’t agree on everything. In fact, we’re pretty different.
Sarah’s all about the details. She keeps Meagan grounded, helps turn big ideas into action plans, and does a lot of the i-dotting and t-crossing. She nerds out about technical stuff and social media and can make a bullet-pointed list like nobody’s business. She drinks coffee in the morning and white wine at night and is, for the most part, pop-culturally illiterate.
Meagan’s a big picture thinker and big-time dreamer. She reminds Sarah to look up from the details and stay inspired, is always cooking up a new crazy idea, and is a natural-born entrepreneur. She likes to reinvent and question the status quo, and she loves drawing people together both online and in person. Meagan drinks tea in the morning and red wine at night and maintains a freakish mastery of 80s and 90s pop culture references.
Together, we are co-creators of The Mom Hour. In continuous publication since 2015 and with more than 600 episodes and 13.2 Million downloads, The Mom Hour has connected parents from all over the world to a message they’re desperate to hear: It’s all going to be OK. Between us we have eight kids from little to grown, and we often approach things with a markedly different set of life experiences, personalities, and parenting styles. We truly believe that there is no one right way to be a great mom – and a ton of different ways to raise great kids – and we’re so glad you’re here!
Ready to join us? Start listening to The Mom Hour now!
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As a nearly two-decade media veteran, Meagan has connected with audiences via nearly every medium, from magazines and books to blogs and social media, television, radio, and podcasts. She’s appeared as a guest, expert source, and contributor in a wide variety of media outlets including Fox & Friends Weekend, TODAY Parents, CNBC, The New York Times, the Washington Post, Parents Magazine, Good Housekeeping, and many more. As the mother of five kids ages 13-24, the author of four parenting books, host of podcasts including Mother of Reinvention and The Mom Hour, Meagan has long been a strong advocate for women and mothers and a celebrated voice in the parenting community. Audiences love the empathetic-yet-practical approach to sane, satisfying family life and self-care, which have been cornerstones of Meagan’s work in the women’s media space. Meagan lives in Michigan and can be found online at meaganfrancis.com and on Instagram @meaganfrancis.
Sarah Powers is a career communications professional and co-creator of The Mom Hour. With a background that spans corporate communications, journalism, and narrative personal writing, Sarah brings a clear voice and compassionate tone to conversations surrounding motherhood, family life, and getting things done. Her parenting essays and articles have been published online at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Today Parents, and more, and she is a frequent speaker at podcasting and social media conferences. Over the more than seven-year run of The Mom Hour and together with her co-host Meagan Francis, Sarah has produced more than 800 hours of audio content for parents, speaking from honest personal experience on topics such as adjusting to motherhood, cultivating community, nurturing family culture within the home, and identifying your strengths as a mom. Sarah lives with her husband and three kids, now ages 9-14, in her hometown of Santa Barbara, CA.
This all sounds great, but wait: what’s a podcast and how do I get one?
New to podcasts? No worries! A podcast is like a talk radio program that you can access anytime using your computer or smartphone. Ours airs 1-2 times a week and most episodes last 45-55 minutes.
To listen, head to our episode archives, click on a show you’d like to hear, and look for the media player at the bottom of that episode’s page. It looks like this:
You can listen right from your computer or mobile device by clicking the “Play” button (try it! go ahead!).
The easiest way to listen to podcasts, in our opinion, is the subscribe to them on your mobile device. We teach you how to get a podcast on your phone in this post.