The many f*cking realities of life, one episode at a time.

Hi Mother Fuckers! This podcast was created for all the parents who want to feel seen. Episodes feature real moms (and dads, fascinating people, and super smart experts) who aren’t afraid to get vulnerable, in a good way, and share their authentic stories. Maybe you can relate to their hardships, or maybe you cannot relate at all but you are willing to listen with respect. Who knows, maybe you can learn something new from our show! We do, from every single guest. Heck, we didn’t know you can steam your crotch for potential health down there.

Be sure to listen to the end of each episode. We ask our guests the same three (3) questions and it’s incredible how much we can resonate with the answers.

What’s your baggage?

Formerly, this question was “what’s in your purse and what does it say about you?” Personally, we love our updated question so much more.

What or who inspires you?

When did you fuck up recently (as a mom) and what did you learn from it?

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A Mother’s Truth About Down Syndrome
A Mother’s Truth About Down Syndrome
This interview is a testament to the power of authenticity and vulnerability, as Anna Alcorn fearlessly opens up ...
01:22:04
May 20, 2024
Steph leaves the pod
Steph leaves the pod
Hey Mother Fuckers, this is Steph. I’m bowing down from the podcast and Vanessa will keep it alive as a solo pod...
01:04:03
May 13, 2024
Lindsay Byron, Lux ATL + stripper with a PhD
Lindsay Byron, Lux ATL + stripper with ...
Lux ATL is a former stripper with a PhD in literature. If you're feelin' fancy, you may call her Dr. Linds...
01:06:58
May 06, 2024
Reyna Beckler + imposter syndrome
Reyna Beckler + imposter syndrome
Reyna Beckler runs a thriving yoga studio (also our first sponsor!!!) and has built a loyal customer base yet she ...
01:19:51
April 29, 2024
Mikaela de la Myco + psilocybin and mothers
Mikaela de la Myco + psilocybin and mot...
Mikaela is a trailblazer who defies norms and we love her courage, her passion, and our educational experience wit...
01:13:57
April 22, 2024
Chintu Shah + a West meets East approach to breath
Chintu Shah + a West meets East approac...
Our modern lives lead us in constant search to chill the F out. Mom rage is a thing. Anxiety and depression are in...
00:58:26
April 15, 2024
Nicole Meline + mind, body, spirit mentor
Nicole Meline + mind, body, spirit ment...
Nicole is a Peloton founding master instructor, four-time Ironman triathlete, and has spent a decade in NYC as a w...
00:58:52
April 08, 2024
Anaya Rosado-Malavé + suicide-attempt survivor
Anaya Rosado-Malavé + suicide-attempt ...
What’s it like to grow up in Generation Z? Often labeled as the lonely generation, the young adults of our socie...
00:59:54
April 01, 2024
Julia Wilkinson + losing a child to suicide
Julia Wilkinson + losing a child to sui...
Julia’s son, Kyle, died by suicide at age 22. Steph found her on the writer platform, Substack, where she writes...
01:00:26
March 25, 2024
Shana Minei Spence + rethinking our relationship with food
Shana Minei Spence + rethinking our rel...
Shana has opened our eyes on how we might want to think, act, and talk about food in our homes. 22% of children an...
01:10:17
March 18, 2024
Jeanne-Marie Paynel + birth doula
Jeanne-Marie Paynel + birth doula
Vanessa was fortunate to have experienced working with a doula for her second birth. What a difference she made. W...
00:53:24
March 11, 2024
Kristen Leanne + influencer life
Kristen Leanne + influencer life
Kristen is a widely followed woman online. As of writing this description, she has 691K followers on IG, 580K on Y...
01:01:53
March 04, 2024
Julie Stotlar + helping families grieve child loss
Julie Stotlar + helping families grieve...
In 2000, Julie Stotlar’s 6-year-old daughter, Lauren, was killed by the school bus that took her to school every...
01:20:29
February 26, 2024
Grace Spath + sustainable project (mom)way
Grace Spath + sustainable project (mom)...
In America alone, an estimated 11.3 million tons of textile waste – equivalent to 85% of all textiles – end up...
00:53:09
February 19, 2024
Anita Coyle + “widow we do now” with 4 kids?
Anita Coyle + “widow we do now” wit...
Anita has been a widow since January 3, 2019, when her husband Jason, died of sudden cardiac death while lap swimm...
00:58:13
February 12, 2024
Lola L’Amour + sex, part 4
Lola L’Amour + sex, part 4
How many sex editions can we get to?! We can’t believe we are actually writing these words down for our descript...
00:56:49
February 05, 2024
Amy Brockhaus + clutter cutter
Amy Brockhaus + clutter cutter
Professional organizer Amy Brockhaus joined the pod to talk about our relationship with consumption, owning and ch...
01:05:37
January 30, 2024
Wintering away (not withering away)
Wintering away (not withering away)
We took a winter break, folks. It was lovely, it was difficult, it was weird, and it was much needed. Some people ...
00:55:59
January 26, 2024
Jenna Leann + Angelman syndrome
Jenna Leann + Angelman syndrome
Get your seatbelt on. Jenna is a vibrant mama to Josh. She is a badass with very little filter, especially when sh...
01:47:30
January 15, 2024
4 ladies (including Steph’s mom) share their holiday traditions
4 ladies (including Steph’s mom) shar...
We interviewed 4 beautiful women on the many ways they celebrate the winter holidays. We kick off with Steph inter...
01:30:33
December 24, 2023
Is Santa real?
Is Santa real?
Did you hear about parents asking Google to update its search results to not ruin the magic for curious kids on th...
00:40:59
December 18, 2023
Gianina Naghavian + TTTS and SIUGR, daisy babies
Gianina Naghavian + TTTS and SIUGR, dai...
Gianina joined us on the pod to talk about the hardest day of her life. Her story involves an incredible journey o...
01:00:50
December 11, 2023
Vacation without kids
Vacation without kids
Do you go on vacation without your child/children? How much time away do you have from your kids? When was the fir...
00:53:01
December 04, 2023
Caitlin y Brandon + world traveling family
Caitlin y Brandon + world traveling fam...
Today’s guests are master masochists and we love them for it. Four years ago, Caitlin and Brandon decided to mov...
01:18:06
November 27, 2023
Ethan Gregory Dodge + losing my (Mormon) religion
Ethan Gregory Dodge + losing my (Mormon...
We’ve got our first dude on the show, ya’ll! In this episode we sit down with Ethan Gregory Dodge, the first d...
01:14:22
November 13, 2023
Kelly Fisher + psychic medium
Kelly Fisher + psychic medium
The beautiful Mexican tradition, Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a time for family and friends to hono...
01:24:01
November 07, 2023
Fears in motherhood + what scares you?
Fears in motherhood + what scares you?
For our Halloween episode, we’ve got spooky stories for you! As a mom podcast many of you listen only but this t...
01:03:52
October 30, 2023
Anonymous survivor + healing from sex trafficking and child abuse
Anonymous survivor + healing from sex t...
One of our previous guests is back on our pod to tell more of her story.  She is a survivor of child abuse, dome...
01:22:16
October 23, 2023
Steph McKay + freedom fighter
Steph McKay + freedom fighter
Steph is one of those moms where you ask yourself… how the heck does she do it all?! She is a woman of many hats...
01:02:38
October 16, 2023
Stephanie Martinez + teen mom
Stephanie Martinez + teen mom
Steph and Vanessa became moms in their 30s, well into adulthood, and that shit was hard enough. What is it like to...
00:56:59
October 09, 2023
Lola L’Amour + vagina self-care
Lola L’Amour + vagina self-care
Our vulvas, vaginas, labias, coochies, yonis – whatever you call it – need love, too. Many of us spend a solid...
01:13:19
October 02, 2023
Jessica Richer + cage fighter, puzzle solver
Jessica Richer + cage fighter, puzzle s...
DESCRIPTION “It’s not a fight. It’s a puzzle.” Steph and Vanessa love it when someone gives them an entire...
00:55:04
September 25, 2023
Veronica Fox + unusual baby maker, sober lawyer
Veronica Fox + unusual baby maker, sobe...
This one is a mixed bag so come and join Steph and Vanessa as they sort through it all. Veronica is an independent...
01:22:50
September 18, 2023
Kelley Delotch + firefighter
Kelley Delotch + firefighter
Description: This week’s guest holds a position in a demanding, selfless, and courageous profession where some d...
00:53:46
September 11, 2023
We made a podcast and we didn’t know shit but now we do (a little)
We made a podcast and we didn’t know ...
"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." Socrates Listen up, Real Mother Fuckers. Its OK t...
00:50:17
September 05, 2023
Melissa Staricka + foster, adoption, and feeling wanted
Melissa Staricka + foster, adoption, an...
We love a love story. This one comes from Melissa Staricka, who was fostered and adopted as a baby. We often hear ...
00:58:49
August 31, 2023
Anonymous guest + a sex trafficking survivor
Anonymous guest + a sex trafficking sur...
Victims of human trafficking are often left in the dark, voiceless, and completely unseen by society. Vanessa and ...
01:08:13
August 21, 2023
Luana Barajas + autism
Luana Barajas + autism
According to the CDC, as of 2023, around 1 in 36 children in the U.S. has been diagnosed with autism.  This week,...
01:06:49
August 15, 2023
Lola L’Amour + sex, part 2
Lola L’Amour + sex, part 2
Lola is back, bitches. Hang out with the ladies to talk about dom vs. sub roles, no whips needed. Thanks to pop cu...
01:05:02
August 08, 2023
Diana Bamford + maternal mental health, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs)
Diana Bamford + maternal mental health,...
For complex, uncomfortable and serious topics, awareness is often the first step to understanding and healing. Thi...
01:21:48
August 02, 2023
Suzy Aslam + postpartum depression, anxiety
Suzy Aslam + postpartum depression, anx...
Join Vanessa and Steph as they have an honest chat with Suzy Yatim Aslam, who wrote the book Post Pardon Me. For t...
00:42:21
July 25, 2023
Vacation with kids
Vacation with kids
Did you know the preferred age to take children on vacation in the U.S. is between the age 6 and 9? Taking your to...
00:51:46
July 18, 2023
Lola L'Amour + sex, part 1
Lola L'Amour + sex, part 1
Lola L'Amour joined Steph and Vanessa to chat about the thing that’s often on our minds but we don’t talk ...
01:05:09
July 11, 2023
Hilary Erickson, The Pregnancy Nurse + creating a hospital birth plan
Hilary Erickson, The Pregnancy Nurse + ...
Remember when Vanessa and Steph talked about their birth stories in "What the birth?" This sparked their...
00:32:10
July 05, 2023
Winter Redd + her stillborn story
Winter Redd + her stillborn story
This week, guest Winter Redd helps listeners better understand stillborn and infant loss from her own story. Winte...
00:38:29
June 27, 2023
Security blankets
Security blankets
Also known as transitional objects, security blankets can be an important emotional support for children, accordin...
00:29:40
June 20, 2023
Shanna Tabron + mending broken hearts
Shanna Tabron + mending broken hearts
Shanna's daughter received a heart transplant at the age of 3 and her husband, a professional BMX champion, su...
01:05:36
June 11, 2023
Back the fuck up (boundaries)
Back the fuck up (boundaries)
What is a boundary? It’s a force field meant to protect you and your loved ones - physically, mentally, emotiona...
00:34:18
June 04, 2023
What the birth
What the birth
What. the. birth. We all have unique and different birth stories. Heck, each one of Vanessa and Steph’s pregnanc...
00:49:13
May 28, 2023
Working while mothering
Working while mothering
Vanessa and Steph talk about working, before and during motherhood. Have some tea while they spill the tea on... p...
00:58:04
May 21, 2023
Next-generation parenting
Next-generation parenting
This one is deep. Vanessa and Steph explore their rich family histories, how they were parented, and their approac...
00:54:28
May 14, 2023
Identity
Identity
Becoming a mom can feel like an identity crisis. Vanessa and Steph get real about the struggles with who they were...
00:38:11
May 14, 2023
Sex and body after kids
Sex and body after kids
Vanessa and Steph get real about sex, changing body parts after baby, sex after baby, pooping while giving birth, ...
00:37:20
May 14, 2023
Friendships
Friendships
Being a mom can feel isolating even though you’re always surrounded by little humans, or partners, or animals, a...
00:28:48
May 14, 2023
Overscheduling
Overscheduling
How many times have you put too much on your plate? Are you guilty of the rushy-rushy crime? Steph talks about how...
00:31:21
May 14, 2023
Introducing the Real Mother Fuckers
Introducing the Real Mother Fuckers
New podcast, who dis? Vanessa Anderson and Stephanie Cooley are friends, moms and co-hosts of the Real Mother Fuck...
00:10:59
May 13, 2023
A little preview of the ladies of Real Mother F*ckers
A little preview of the ladies of Real ...
Hi mamas! We are working on a podcast about motherhood. Will you come hang out? We will release our first episodes...
00:00:53
April 21, 2023

Episode Blogs

Julia Wilkinson + losing a child to suicide 

Julia’s son, Kyle, died by suicide at age 22. Steph found her on the writer platform, Substack, where she writes about mental illness, suicide, and alternative treatments for depression. She wrote about recent statistics: “Suicide is the second leading cause of death...
Shana Minei Spence + rethinking our relationship with food

Shana Minei Spence + rethinking our relationship with food

Shana has opened our eyes on how we might want to think, act, and talk about food in our homes. 22% of children and adolescents worldwide show disordered eating, according to JAMA Pediatrics. What if there’s a better way for us to have a relationship with food? A...

Jeanne-Marie Paynel + birth doula

Jeanne-Marie Paynel + birth doula

Vanessa was fortunate to have experienced working with a doula for her second birth. What a difference she made. We talked to the thoughtful, lovely and elegant Jeanne-Marie to explore why one of these professionals might be a great option for your birth, no matter...

Kristen Leanne + influencer life

Kristen Leanne + influencer life

Kristen is a widely followed woman online. As of writing this description, she has 691K followers on IG, 580K on YT for her personal channel, and 188K for her animal channel. She talks about the early days of being online, before it was even called “influencing” and...

Julie Stotlar + helping families grieve child loss

Julie Stotlar + helping families grieve child loss

In 2000, Julie Stotlar’s 6-year-old daughter, Lauren, was killed by the school bus that took her to school every day. In their grieving process, Julie and her husband found that the support available just didn’t resonate. They found that the most helpful way to...

Grace Spath + sustainable project (mom)way

Grace Spath + sustainable project (mom)way

In America alone, an estimated 11.3 million tons of textile waste – equivalent to 85% of all textiles – end up in landfills on a yearly basis (source: EPA). Today’s guest, Grace Spath has many incredible talents as an artist, fiber artist, fashion designer, master of...

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