Working moms everywhere will hear themselves in the voices of Erin and Kristin, creators and hosts of Manic Mommies, the weekly podcast for moms trying to do it all!
Friends, neighbors, and communications professionals, Erin Kane and Kristin Brandt are moms juggling careers, children, husbands, and housework…and trying not to lose their minds! Living in the same suburban Boston neighborhood, the two moms first met on a beautiful Spring day in 2004, when Kristin walked up Erin’s sidewalk and simply introduced herself. After countless Saturday play dates for their toddlers, the women realized they had built an important support group for working moms. Problem was, they were the only two in it!
What started on a whim one Saturday morning has quickly become a wildly popular online destination for women balancing deadlines, diaper duty, and day care. The centerpiece of this community is the Manic Mommies podcast, which has been downloaded over 2 million times. Lighthearted and funny, Manic Mommies is a ritual for listeners, fully 95% reported downloading and listening to every new episode in a Podtrac Survey. One listener commented: “I like that Kristin and Erin are two moms just like me — they deal with the same issues that I deal with on a regular basis. Their conversations are just like the ones I have with my friends. Listening to their podcast is like dropping in on some friends for 40 mins.”
Everything related to Manic Mommies — producing the show, booking guests, editing and mixing the show, Web site content and design, promotion, the email newsletter, and much more — is handled by Erin or Kristin in their “spare” time. Listener support is their greatest motivation and reward.