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Ep 18: Finding a Therapist—a baby steps special

How do you start your search for your *very own* therapist? What should you be looking for online and on your health insurance card? What if you don’t have insurance? Is it kosher to ask your potential therapist questions about themselves? In thsi first part of a baby steps special, we go deep inside the mental health system to help YOU navigate finding a therapist of your very own, IRL. Momma B PhD puts on her detective cap to sleuth out mental health solutions as she investigates three...


Episode 16: Caught Between Coasts with Call Your Girlfriend

How do you build a substantial life for yourself in a new place? How do you nourish old friendships from afar? How do you keep from doubting a big decision you’ve made? On this episode, we explore all this and more with a listener letter from “Coast Between Coasts,” Dr. Momma B, PhD, and guest gal pals Aminatou & Ann from Call Your Girlfriend—a “podcast for long distance besties everywhere!”: Happy Galentine’s Day, everyone!...


Episode 15: Successfully Single with Moira Weigel

Whether you’re single, coupled-up, or not even interested in cuddle buddy at the moment, this episode’s question about dating is really about so much more. It’s time to explore the mind-opening world of personality temperaments with letter from a listener who signs her name as “Successfully Single” and a chorus of bored children from your Teddy Ruxpin dreams. Our guest for this episode is the brilliant Moira Weigel, author of Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating. She’s a writer,...


Episode 14: Heart Left Hanging with Esther Perel

What do you when your partner finds your vulnerability unattractive? On this episode, we answer a letter from a listener who signs her name as “Heart Left Hanging.” Our guest for this episode is none other than renowned couples therapist and TED speaker, Esther Perel. She is the bestselling author of Mating in Captivity and the host of top Audible original series Where Should We Begin? Her newest book, The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity, published in October 2017. Learn more at...


Season 2 Sneak Peek: The Momtage & so much more

Get ready for Season 2 of Advice from Mom! We’ve got more advice adventures with expert guests, more fascinating questions from listeners like you (maybe even YOU in particular!), and the same great Momma B, PhD, dishing up her signature emotionally-savvy advice and motherly love. And this season, you can get Advice from Mom every week—Season 2 will be coming to you every #wisewednesday starting Jan 31. Check out this preview to hear what’s ahead and subscribe now to be the first to hear...


New Year’s Bonus: Beyond the Resolution!

Your potential for 2018 doesn’t have to be squeezed into just one phrase or resolution. Here at Advice from Mom HQ, we believe self-improvement and self-reflection can come in a LOT of different forms. For this last bonus episode before we kick off Season 2, Momma B and Rebecca talk about how to head into 2018 and go BEYOND THE RESOLUTION. Happy New Year! PS: We’ll be releasing the first episode of Season 2 in just a few weeks (yay!!). If you have 30 seconds to spare and would like to help...


Home for the Holidays

We hope you enjoy this pre-holidays bonus episode of Advice from Mom. We are coming to you in our off-season to deliver a holiday gift before many of our listeners head home and encounter difficult situations with their loved ones. There are so many ways that family gatherings can stress us out—whether it’s what your family expects of you, what might be said, unsaid, or yelled at the dinner table, or sometimes even just seeing certain family members. Momma B is here to help with motherly...



This is a special off-season bonus episode of Advice from Mom! With these recent headlines about Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment in the workplace, and over a million people sharing their stories with #MeToo, Momma B has a few stories of her own. Also, here’s your gateway to all the quick ways you can help us make Season 2 great: Give us your feedback, send in your questions, and find all the other fun (and free!) ways you can help. We appreciate it so much!...


Episode 10: Family Dynamics — season 1 finale

On this episode, we answer questions about the challenges of family dynamics. You’ll hear questions from Wounded Not Broken, Solamente Uno?, and New Auntie, and advice from Momma B, the director of America’s first crisis hotline, a photographer chef, and a woman in the wilds of Wisconsin. This episode also marks the finale of Season 1! Thank you so much for listening and we’d LOVE your help in making Season 2 even better -- it will take just a few moments and won’t cost you a dime. Please...


Episode 9: The Long Haul

All summer, we’ve been exploring what it means to make progress—professionally, personally, and creatively. But how do we make that progress last? Momma B is here to help with advice for the long haul of a creative project, the strategic planning of a fruitful career, and the balancing act between your work and personal life. This episode also includes solid advice from a rock-&-rolling engineer, an actress you’ll recognize from TV, and the founder of a start-up. We are on the quest for...


Episode 8: Making Progress

Figuring out your personal process of progress can be tricky! Momma B is ready to help with advice for taking feedback on your work, balancing your creative pursuits with your responsibilities, and playing well with others. We also get stellar advice from some Nashville songbirds, a novelist currently on the NYT best seller list, and the one of NPR’s favorite duos. Leave us a message about your summer project progress at 1-706-9-ASK-MOM and your success could be included on a future...


Episode 7: Starting Something Big

Hitting some stumbling blocks when it comes to starting something BIG? Momma B is here to help with advice for your creative pursuits, professional endeavors, and personal plans. This episode also includes solid advice from all-star guests like world-touring DJ Atish Mehta, New York Times illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, Zak and Shira from the Pregnant Pause podcast and Doree Shafrir, author of the novel Startup. Complete show notes, questions and more available:


Episode 6: Wise Moms of Pittsburgh

For this special Mother’s Day episode, we are going into mom-overload with listener questions about how to talk to your mom about her mental health, how to help little ones adjust to an environment where they are different, and how to convince your wife that you should adopt. Momma B is joined by three of her wise mom friends! Each question will still be slathered in 3 doses of advice, and we’ll still be playing plenty of mother daughter pickleball, but this time, I’m not in San Francisco,...


Episode 3: Workplace Woes

This episode is crafted to help you with your workplace woes. This month we take on three classic workplace woes: toxic work environments, losing your job, and feeling like you can’t be yourself at work. Every question you’ll hear on today’s show has been sent in by a fellow listener. We are always taking new questions, so if you want some advice from Momma B, please request advice: You can also leave a voicemail or text us your request: 706-9-ASK-MOM....


Episode 2: Dating Advice from Mom

On this episode, we provide advice for those who miss the puppy love of younger years, for those who feel misunderstood while dating, and for those who are looking to make a friendship into a romance and so much mawwwwr!!! For advice from Momma B, go to or leave a voicemail or text: 706-9-ASK-MOM aka (706) 927-5666. We are currently working on upcoming episodes about working woes and break-ups. Send those questions in pronto! Each question on this episode gets 3...


Post-Election Advice — Bonus: Home of the Holidays

This is a holiday bonus segment for Episode 01 of Advice from Mom. If traveling for the holidays means visiting politically-divided households, this bonus is for you. Momma B & me would like to offer you a little audio care package for your journey. Each question gets 3 doses of advice. First you’ll hear Momma B’s advice. Next: You’ll hear a segment called Mother-Daughter Pickleball, where your host, Rebecca presents some clarifying questions and builds on Momma B's advice. Last, you’ll...