Prioritizing Mental Health for Moms

Guest: Boston Moms team soundbites

Welcome back to the Wicked Good Momcast! Today’s episode is all about what it looks like for real moms to prioritize their mental health. We know there are so many obstacles standing between busy moms and self-care. We will hear from our own Boston Moms team members about the creative ways in which they maintain their own mental health, and we will hear from Meghan and Shannon about their unique journeys with mental health care. This is an important conversation, and we are so glad you’ve chosen to listen. 

About Our Guest

The Boston Moms team is comprised of 25 women who live in different parts of Greater Boston + beyond! They all have different backgrounds, different family makeups, different beliefs and different careers, but share in their love for Boston and the belief that while motherhood is HARD, it doesn’t have to be LONELY.

Local Mental Health Resources

https://namimass.org/resources/ – For a wide selection of supportive services in Massachusetts covering a broad range of topics.

https://www.betterhelp.com – A private therapy option keeping counseling affordable for the uninsured. 
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists – Therapist locator making it easy to find an in-network therapist in your area. 
https://nafcclinics.org/ – National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics
https://massachusetts.networkofcare.org/mh/content.aspx?cid=9261 – Network of Care Massachusetts for local behavioral health services

What is the Wicked Good Momcast?

Welcome to the Wicked Good Momcast! A podcast FOR Boston Moms, BY Boston Moms. A space to hear stories from real moms, to celebrate the beauty of motherhood, and to normalize its challenges. Tune in while you fold laundry, commute to work or school, or get cozy after a long day in the trenches. Motherhood is hard, but it doesn’t have to be lonely!

Boston Moms was launched in 2015 with a heart to connect Boston-area moms to each other through meaningful discussion, shared stories, and connection both on and offline. With over 5 million website pageviews since our founding and a reach of over 100k parents per month, Boston Moms is rapidly growing and scaling. We’ve been asked many times to bring our stories and resources to the podcast world, so we are taking the plunge!

We could not be more excited to formally welcome you to follow the Boston Moms Wicked Good Momcast! 

Who | The Wicked Good Momcast will be hosted by Meghan Block + Shannon Gibson, two local moms with a heart for community and with an undeniable connection that we hope you’ll hear through our voices. 

What | In each episode, you’ll hear from Boston Moms Contributing Writers who are putting a voice to the stories and perspectives they’ve shared on BostonMoms.com, local + national experts in various spheres relevant to parenting, local moms and business owners who you should know about, and special guests!

Where | You can listen wherever you listen to other podcasts! Please subscribe so you never miss an update!


Links We Mentioned (Or Should Have…)

How Breaking a Single Habit Helped My Mental Health

3 Easy Self-Care Practices for Moms on the Edge of Burnout


Meghan Block
Meghan was born and raised on the South Shore and attended college in Boston. After college, she married her high school sweetheart and followed him to Charleston, SC, and Groton, CT, where he served as a submarine officer in the United States Navy. Military life was an adventure, and after six crazy years of service (and two babies later!), the pair decided to move *home* to the South Shore in 2016 and put down some roots. Meghan is the proud owner of Boston Moms and work-at-home mom to William, Benjamin, and Caroline, born in 2013, 2015 and 2019. She loves meeting new people, encouraging moms, celebrating motherhood, and supporting small businesses.