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Because Mom Said So

44 episodes - English - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings

Known as the Original Dance Moms, Melissa Gisoni, Holly Hatcher-Frazier, Kelly Hyland and Jill Vertes are not shy about sharing their opinions, stories, laughs and advice related to motherhood, womanhood, and anything else they encounter in life.  Never strangers to conflict, joy, tears, and triumph, these women have raised their children in the public eye and have shared over a decade of friendship. Join these ladies each week not on the dance floor but around the table where they discuss the hottest topics, latest trends, lifestyle and beauty that relate to a diverse range of women while offering advice to fans around the world. 

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Episodes

We’re Empty Nesters (mostly)!

July 22, 2021 08:00 - 43 minutes - 40.2 MB

Life moves forward, kids grow up, and the moms find themselves in a new situation: being at home alone! This week, we hear about adjusting to empty nester life, what the moms plan to do with their newfound free-time, and how they miss spending time with their kids. This episode is sponsored by: Pura Vida - text MOM to 38817 FLEX - code: mom JustFab Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Summer Plans

July 15, 2021 08:00 - 54 minutes - 50 MB

In the fourth episode of the summer series, the moms share their annual plans for the summer holiday–where they spend it, what they do, summer camps, golf memberships… You don’t have to leave home to enjoy your summer! This episode is sponsored by: Honey Agency gohenry - promo code: BMSS Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Summer Fashion

July 08, 2021 08:00 - 46 minutes - 42.4 MB

This week, the moms talk about the best clothes to wear during the summer, surfing, and which outfits they opt to go commando in. Also, it may benefit you to wear full coverage underwear when riding a bike with no pants. This episode is sponsored by: Ana Luisa - promo code: BMSS Cat Person - promo code: MOM Indeed Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Summer Recipes

July 01, 2021 08:00 - 45 minutes - 41.7 MB

In the second episode of the summer series, the moms share their favorite meals to make and eat during the summer. Nothing too hot or too heavy to enjoy outdoors. Plenty of fruit, veggies, and cool drinks. What do you like to enjoy in the hot weather? This episode is sponsored by Simply Earth. Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Beach Bodies

June 24, 2021 08:00 - 49 minutes - 45.5 MB

It's summertime! This week, the moms tell us about where they buy bathing suits, finding comfort in your own body, and what kind of snacks they bring to the beach. And if you see any of the moms out and about this summer, you better take your pictures with them from the waist up! This episode is sponsored by: Rothy's iD Tech - promo code: MOM Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Father's Day

June 17, 2021 08:00 - 47 minutes - 43.9 MB

This week, the moms talk about how they celebrate the men in their lives for Father's Day, how to get the best gifts, and even think about their past Mother's Days of eating burnt toast in bed. This episode is sponsored by: Indeed Honey Thrive Causemetics Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Listener Questions #3

June 10, 2021 08:00 - 51 minutes - 47.4 MB

In this week's episode, we get to hear more questions from listeners of the show. The moms talk about what other names they would've given their children, pet peeves, thoughts on quarter-life crises, and their opinions on the current trend of going out sans-bra. This episode is sponsored by: Simply Earth Public Goods - promo code: BMSS Ana Luisa - promo code: BMSS Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Home Decorations

June 03, 2021 08:00 - 56 minutes - 51.7 MB

This week, the moms talk about how they decorate their homes. We get some tips, some tricks, some insider info, and find out about a Los Angeles HomeGoods across the street from a massage place with really good food. Just when you think you've heard it all... This episode is sponsored by: gohenry (promo code: BMSS) Mathnasium Public Goods (promo code: BMSS) Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Behind the Scenes of Photoshoots

May 27, 2021 08:00 - 48 minutes - 44.2 MB

This week the moms remember all the ins and outs of dance photoshoots. The hairspray, tears, costumes, and weird shoot sets. But it was all worth it for those sweet, sweet glossy prints. This episode is sponsored by: Thrive Causemetics Simply Earth Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

We Need a Vacation!

May 20, 2021 08:00 - 56 minutes - 51.5 MB

This week, the moms reminisce on past vacations they've taken with family, together, and think about where they'd like to go next. Would anyone like to sponsor a Bora Bora trip for these ladies? This week's episode is sponsored by: Rothy's iD Tech (promo code: mom) Daily Harvest (promo code: bmss) Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Imagined Life Family

May 19, 2021 01:25 - 7 minutes - 6.49 MB

Imagined Life Family immerses you in the surprising moments and challenges that shaped someone’s life before they became successful-- but there’s a catch. You won’t find out who you really are until the end of the episode, unless you follow the clues along the way! In this episode, you long to go to Africa and have adventures like Tarzan. But everyone tells you girls aren’t supposed to do things like that. You’ll just have to prove them wrong. Take a journey with Imagined Life Family and se...

Join our Book Club!

May 13, 2021 08:00 - 56 minutes - 51.6 MB

This week the moms talk about books. Their favorite authors, recent reads, preferred genres, and why Kelly hates reading but has only ever read Fifty Shades of Grey. It's almost like you're in a book club with the moms! This episode is sponsored by: Mathnasium Public Goods (promo code: mom) Honey Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Exercise

May 06, 2021 08:00 - 48 minutes - 44.7 MB

This week, we hear about how the moms' stay fit, where they work out, what they think the best types of exercise are, and if eating Cheetos counts as real exercise. This episode is sponsored by: Simply Earth Gohenry (promo code: BMSS) Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Online Shopping

April 29, 2021 08:00 - 54 minutes - 50.2 MB

This week, the moms talk online shopping. It's more than just clothes! What makes it great, what makes it frustrating, grocery shopping online, and why there are so many young people with stacked carts at the supermarket. This episode is sponsored by: Daily Harvest (promo code: bmss) iwi Life (promo code: mom) Mathnasium Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Guilty Pleasures

April 22, 2021 08:00 - 37 minutes - 34 MB

This week, the moms share their guilty pleasures. Ice cream, shopping, self care, and of course, snacks. What really makes something you enjoy guilty? Tune in to find out! This episode is sponsored by: Simply Earth iD Tech (promo code: mom) Bulldog Online (promo code: MOM)

Let's Talk About Pets, Baby

April 15, 2021 08:00 - 52 minutes - 48 MB

This week, the moms talk all things pets. From travel, to treats, to letting pets sleep in bed with them. We also find out if the moms are dog people or cat people. This episode is sponsored by: KiwiCo (promo code: BMSS) Thrive Causemetics Rothy's Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Let's Get Mani-Pedi's!

April 08, 2021 08:00 - 44 minutes - 40.3 MB

This week, the moms talk all things manicures and pedicures, to illegal heel callus shavers, to appropriate tipping procedures for nail techs during a pandemic. Also, the verdict is in: feet are gross. This episode is sponsored by Simply Earth, Honey, + Bulldog Online (promo code: MOM). Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Let's Party!

April 01, 2021 08:00 - 53 minutes - 49.3 MB

Grab the chips and dip! This week, the discussion is about greatest and funniest party accomplishments, mixed in with a couple of blunders as well. Plus, a fan question about best party moments. Would you party with the moms? This episode is sponsored by: Bulldog Online (promo code: MOM) KiwiCo (promo code: BMSS) Kids Short Stories Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Listener Questions #2

March 25, 2021 08:00 - 48 minutes - 44.6 MB

Time to answer some questions! This week, the moms get insightful, joke around, and seriously answer some of your burning questions. This episode is sponsored by: Daily Harvest (promo code: bmss) Bulldog Online (promo code: MOM) Best Fiends Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Remembering... Restaurants

March 18, 2021 08:00 - 46 minutes - 42.9 MB

After being home for the past year, the moms take another trip down memory lane, this time remembering the lost art of going to restaurants. They discuss their favorites, what they miss, how they order, and think about food. Plus, a special story about a funny celebrity dinner. This episode is sponsored by: OpenFit (text MOM to 505050–standard message and data rates may apply) HelloFresh KiwiCo (promo code: BMSS) Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

It's Time for Family Game Night!

March 11, 2021 09:00 - 39 minutes - 36.5 MB

We're all spending a lot more time at home these days, and what better time than now to play some games? This week, the moms talk about what they love to play with their families, who's most competitive, and some games with some crazy names. This episode is sponsored by: Honey Bulldog Online (promo code: MOM) Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Competition vs. Recreational Dance

March 04, 2021 09:00 - 43 minutes - 39.8 MB

This week, we take a look at the differences between dancing for fun vs. dancing to win. The moms take a trip down memory lane, and remember when they started dancing, why their kids dance, and why it's so important to feel passion for what you do–dancing or otherwise! This episode is sponsored by: Bulldog Online (promo code: MOM) Acorn TV (promo code: mom) Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

How To: Organization

February 25, 2021 09:00 - 47 minutes - 43.1 MB

This week, the moms talk about how to best keep everything organized–home and mind–because nothing feels better than a clean home. This episode is sponsored by: OpenFit (text MOM to 505050–standard message and data rates may apply) Best Fiends Bulldog Online (promo code: MOM) Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Extracurriculars

February 18, 2021 09:00 - 40 minutes - 36.9 MB

This week, the moms talk about when they started letting their kids branch out in their free time. First dates, sleepovers, and hair dye, but NO piercings allowed! This episode is sponsored by: KiwiCo (promo code: BMSS) HelloFresh (promo code: 10mom) Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

How To: Staying Happy and Being Positive

February 11, 2021 09:00 - 35 minutes - 32.9 MB

This week, the moms discuss what motivates them to keep going, and remain happy and healthy during these trying times. This episode is sponsored by: Honey Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Cooking & Cleaning Hacks

February 04, 2021 09:00 - 38 minutes - 34.9 MB

This week, the moms discuss their favorite and weirdest hacks for meal preps and cleaning the house. Does anyone else use vinegar to clean just about everything? This episode is sponsored by: Pretty Litter (promo code: MOM) Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Beauty Tips

January 28, 2021 09:00 - 47 minutes - 43.1 MB

In this episode, the moms discuss their favorite and most questionable beauty tips, tricks, and mishaps. Beware: foot masks will make your feet peel. This episode is sponsored by: Best Fiends Sakara Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Winter Fashion

January 21, 2021 09:00 - 35 minutes - 32.5 MB

This week, the moms discuss their fave things to wear in the winter- both in cold weather and warm! Turns out, people wear scarves and boots even in LA winter! This episode is sponsored by: KiwiCo (Promo code: BMSS) Pipette (Promo code: mom) Sweaty Betty (Promo code: mom) Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Anybody Want a Snack?

January 14, 2021 09:00 - 45 minutes - 42 MB

What's your opinion on charcuterie boards? This week, the moms talk about their favorite and least favorite things to munch on, plus, a snack-related fan question. This episode is sponsored by: Honey Acorn TV (Promo code: mom) Pipette (Promo code: mom) Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Binge-Watch

January 07, 2021 09:00 - 50 minutes - 46.3 MB

The moms discuss what movies and television shows they’re currently obsessed with. Plus, Kelly’s Netflix brag and a “short binge” question from a listener. This episode is sponsored by: Sakara (Code: MOM) Sweaty Betty (Code: MOM) Pipette (Code: MOM) Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Gender Reveal

December 31, 2020 09:00 - 47 minutes - 43.8 MB

The moms discuss the popular trend of Gender Reveal Parties; the history, opinions, and fails. Plus, an “out of control” listener question and Jill’s blessed mom brag! This episode is sponsored by: Pipette (Code: MOM) Warby Parker PrettyLitter (Code: MOM) Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Photoshop

December 24, 2020 09:00 - 49 minutes - 45.1 MB

The moms talk about photoshop laws in other countries, retouching versus filters, and more! Plus, a selfie mom brag and a “too much” fan question. This episode is sponsored by: Natural Dog Company BetterHelp Little Spoon (Code: MOM) Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Winter Holidays

December 17, 2020 09:00 - 55 minutes - 50.7 MB

It's winter holiday time! The moms talk about their favorite foods, decorating habits, and the stresses this time of year brings. Plus a minimalist mom brag and a traditional fan question. This episode is sponsored by: Little Spoon (Code: MOM) Purple Homeschool Magnet Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Listener Questions #1

December 10, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 55.7 MB

It's an all-questions special! The moms answer all sorts of questions about career options, favorite costumes, and what it was like being on reality TV.  Be sure to reach out with your own questions for our second listener question special! This episode is sponsored by: Homeschool Magnet HelloFresh (Code: MOM80) Storyworth Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! 

Dance Etiquette

December 03, 2020 09:00 - 55 minutes - 50.6 MB

What are the spoken and unspoken rules of a dance studio? The moms talk what to do when you hate the costumes, when you think other moms are being cliquey, and when it's appropriate to bring out the sangria. Plus a scandalous mom fail and a sneaky fan question. This episode is sponsored by: Sakara Usual Wines (Code: MOM) Theragun

Thanksgiving

November 26, 2020 09:00 - 45 minutes - 41.7 MB

It's Thanksgiving! The moms talk favorite recipes, apple pie contests, and their family members' love/hate relationships with turkey. Plus, a forgetful mom fail and a tasty fan question! This episode is sponsored by: Homeschool Magnet ModCloth (Code: MOM) Usual Wines (Code: MOM) Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! 

Mom Shaming

November 19, 2020 09:00 - 55 minutes - 50.8 MB

The moms lament the scrutiny society and strangers alike put on kids and moms that are even a little bit in public - whether on social media or on the beach. How do different celebrtiy moms deal with it? And do dads face the same problems? Plus, a mom brag about double standards and a judgey fan question. This episode is sponsored by: Purple Usual Wines (Code: MOM) Homeschool Magnet Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! 

Cutting the Cord

November 12, 2020 09:00 - 51 minutes - 46.8 MB

The moms talk about the difficulties of letting your children out into the world on their own, including an attachment to laundry and an airport almost-mishap. Plus an adulting mom brag and a hindsight fan question. This episode is sponsored by: Better Help Sakara (Code: MomEarlyAccess) Usual Wines (Code: MOM) Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! 

Fall Fashion

November 05, 2020 09:00 - 45 minutes - 41.6 MB

The moms talk about their favorite thing about Sweater Weather, fashion no-nos, and fun finds. Plus, a mom fail about designer shoes and a trendy fan question! This episode is sponsored by: BetterHelp Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! 

Election 2020

October 29, 2020 08:00 - 43 minutes - 40 MB

The moms talk about how important voting is! They discuss political anxiety, the dramedy of their neighbors' lawn signs, and the dangers of social media. Plus, a non-political  election fan question and a coming-of-age mom brag. This episode is sponsored by: Magic Spoon ModCloth (Code: MOM) Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! 

Halloween

October 22, 2020 08:00 - 45 minutes - 42 MB

It's Spooktober! The moms talk about their favorite Halloween traditions, weird costumes, and what things might be like this year. Plus, a tasty Mom Brag, and a fashionable Fan Question. This episode is sponsored by: BetterHelp Aurate Purple Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! 

Teen Dating

October 15, 2020 08:00 - 46 minutes - 42.2 MB

This week, the moms tackle their experiences with teen dating. What if you don't like your kid's significant other? What in the world is the difference between "talking" and "seeing" someone? And how young is too young? Plus, a romantic Mom Brag, and a Fan Question about the spotlight! This episode is sponsored by: BetterHelp Peanut Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! 

School Life in 2020

October 08, 2020 08:00 - 48 minutes - 44.4 MB

Join Holly, Jill, Melissa, and Kelly on their first episode of Because Mom Said So!  This week, the Moms talk about the trickiness of navigating this quarantine world, including getting the kids back to school, and the fun of re-learning how to cook at home. Plus, a drive-by mom FAIL, and a Fan Question about family dynamics during this trying time! This episode is sponsored by: Peanut HelloFresh Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! 

Introducing Because Mom Said So

September 29, 2020 17:18 - 2 minutes - 2.09 MB

Join the Original Dance Moms: Melissa Gisoni, Holly Hatcher-Frazier, Kelly Hyland and Jill Vertes. Each week these close-knit friends discuss the hottest topics and latest trends, share their mom fails and wins, and take listener questions from around the world. Because Mom Said So premieres Thursday, October 8th!

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