What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood

What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood

“What Fresh Hell” is a Top Ten comedy parenting podcast with over 3.5 million downloads! If you're looking for laughs, advice, and community, you've come to the right place.

Amy and Margaret are each moms of three, dealing with the same hassles as any parent– but with completely different parenting styles. Margaret is laid-back to the max; Amy never met a spreadsheet she didn't like.

We offer three episodes each week:
"Question of the Week" on Mondays
regular weekly episodes on Wednesdays
"Fresh Take" interview with experts on Fridays

Join us as we laugh in the face of motherhood!

Recent episodes

Fresh Take: Ilyse DiMarco on "Mom Brain"

May 14, 2021

Dr. Ilyse DiMarco’s new book MOM BRAIN explores the profound cognitive and emotional changes that o…

Let It Go? Or No?

May 12, 2021

Still mad about that thing from that time? This week we're reviewing listener grudges large and sma…

Ask Amy- Company's Coming. How Am I Going To Feed Everyone?

May 10, 2021

Find yourself stuck in the kitchen 24/7 when family comes to visit? You’re allowed to feel overwhel…

Fresh Take: Judith Warner on What Grownups Get Wrong About Middle School

May 7, 2021


When Your Kid Doesn't Fit The Mold

May 5, 2021

When kids don’t fit the mold, it can be even harder on us than it is on them. While they’re lying d…

Ask Margaret - My Son Can't Keep His Hands to Himself

May 3, 2021

Roughhousing and physical play between kids– especially boys– is natural, but that doesn't mean it …

Fresh Take: Michaeleen Doucleff on Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans

April 30, 2021

Michaeleen Doucleff is the author of Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About…

Wait, We're Not Ready

April 28, 2021

We thought we were ready. We were in fact quite excited for all of this to be over, white-knuckling…

Ask Amy- My 4-Year-Old Hates Transitions

April 26, 2021

Returning to non-Covid routines can be really hard for little ones. For a 4-year-old who’s spent a …

Fresh Take: Christina Martin on How Children Learn Through Play

April 23, 2021

Christina Martin, head of The Children's School, tells us how children learn through play, and why …


Are You The 'Good Parent' or the 'Bad Parent' in Your Home?

April 21, 2021

Are you the “bad parent” in your home? The enforcer of bedtimes, the stern shusher in the church pe…

Ask Margaret - My Spouse and I Disagree About Discipline

April 19, 2021

How should we handle differences of opinion with our spouse? The "number system" is one way to make…

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What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood