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Because Mom Said So

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Society & Culture, Kids & Family, Parenting

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Overview

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.

136 Episodes

Because We Said So

After 3 1/2 wonderful years, Because Mom Said So has come to a close. On this final episode join the moms as they remember some of their favorite discussions and their most fabulous guests. Like remember that time the moms railed against gender reveal parties? That topic still has them fuming just thinking about it! But fear not dear listeners for this is not the end! The moms are keeping the good times rolling with their newest podcast, Dear Dance Mom. Each week the moms take questions from their newest co-hosts (You, the audience!) and tackle everything from behind the scenes tales to life advice. Our listener episodes have always been fan favorites and Dear Dance Mom is just like those episodes, but now with video as well! This episode is sponsored by: Indeed Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 28 March 2024

Benign Neglect

How do you raise your kids? Are you a helicopter parent who tracks your child's every move, or are you more hands off? A recent video from "TODAY with Hoda & Jenna" got the moms thinking about what kind of parents they are. Specifically this week the moms discuss the values of benign neglect, an approach to parenting where you let your kids learn and grow through noninterference. It's a good idea, but these moms also love to be just a tiny bit hands on. Just don't call these moms helicopter parents! Or are they? It's a topic that has these moms vigorously debating on this penultimate episode of Because Mom said So. This episode is sponsored by: Lume Deodorant - promo code: bmss Honeylove - promo code bmss Indeed Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 14 March 2024

Dance Life (feat. Cassie Bartho)

On this week's episode the moms welcome special guest Cassie Bartho, an Australian choreographer who currently serves as the Creative and Training Assistant at Brent Street, Sydney's most prestigious school for dance. Recently Cassie's work has been the subject of the Amazon Prime series Dance Life, which follows a year in the life of some of Cassie's students. The moms are simply obsessed with her and are eager to find out how her experience filming a dance-centric reality show differs from their own. Tune-in to find out more! This episode is sponsored by: GoHenry Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! And follow Cassie on Instagram and TikTok!

Transcribed - Published: 29 February 2024

Rumor Has It

We're coming close to the end of Because Mom Said So, and if there's one thing these moms have heard a lot over the course of this podcast it's rumors about "what really happened on Dance Moms." By now some of these tall tales have gotten so outlandish that they're sick of it! So join us this week as the moms put the record straight on what really "really happened" on Dance Moms. Were the competitions rigged? Hear it straight from the source, but hopefully the answer won't surprise you! This episode is sponsored by: Honeylove - promo code bmss Lume Deodorant - promo code: bmss AG1 Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 15 February 2024

What's Out and What's In

Have you ever managed to follow through on a New Year's Resolution? It seems like every year we set ourselves up to fail. For these moms a resolution is just be another thing they "might" get to next year. But this year across social media there was a shift. Instead of making resolutions, people started asking themselves what they were leaving behind in 2023 and welcoming in 2024. So join us this week as the moms discuss what's out and what's in for 2024. "Drink More Water" of course is still 100% In! This episode is sponsored by: Indeed AG1 Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 1 February 2024

New Year's Catch-Up

It's 2024 and the holidays are officially wrapped-up, which means it's time for these moms to do some catching-up with one another! a new year means new pets, new goals and new problems. For instance: Which mom forgot to renew her passport and found out at check-in? Tune-in to find out! This episode is sponsored by: GoHenry Lume Deodorant - promo code: bmss Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 18 January 2024

Beauty and Health

It wouldn't be an episode of Because Mom Said So if one of the moms wasn't recommending their go-to beauty products. But sometimes, if they seize on that moment, you get a full episode of nothing but beauty talk! Join us today as the moms delve into their current beauty habits and recommendations. Can acupuncture be a one stop cure for all your chronic pain? How do you even begin to deal with wrinkles?! There's a million ways to tackle any problem, but these moms have a thought or two that can help you narrow down your beauty regiment. This episode is sponsored by: AG1 Honeylove - promo code bmss Indeed Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 4 January 2024

Holiday Party Planning

There's only 12 Days of Christmas left to go! Instead of starting day one with a partridge in a pear tree, these moms have to get prepped for all their holiday parties! With Kelly's party imminent, the moms share their best recommendations for the best food to serve, how to organize, but most importantly how to clean! It can certainly be a headache figuring out how to wrangle all this prep and turn it into festive cheer, but when you're a Dance Mom you're more than up for the job. This episode is sponsored by: Lume Deodorant - promo code: bmss Honeylove - promo code bmss OneSkin - promo code bmss Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 14 December 2023

Mathew Perry Remembered

On October 28th, actor Mathew Perry shockingly passed away in his home at the young age of 54. As lifelong fans of the show Friends, these moms were heartbroken and today they look back at both his time in the spotlight and the tragedy that ensued. He was a once in a generation talent and he'll be deeply missed. Tune-in as well for the moms deep-dive discussion on their fears of skiing, scuba diving, and flying in helicopters! This episode is sponsored by: Lume Deodorant - promo code: bmss Uncommon Goods Indeed Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 30 November 2023

Picks and Sticks

The holiday season is in full swing, with Thanksgiving just a week away and Christmas might as well just be around the corner! It seems every year people start prepping for Christmas earlier and earlier, and this week the mom's discuss how they're prepping for the Christmas rush. From wreath crafts to digging through boxes of ornaments in the attic, it's equal parts yuletide cheer and headache inducing work! Plus, what are the moms thankful for this Thanksgiving? Tune-in to find out! This episode is sponsored by: Uncommon Goods Indeed Honeylove - promo code BMSS Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 16 November 2023

Trader Joe's

If there's anything these moms can do it's talk about food for hours, so this week they've done just that! The moms gather to discuss everything Trader Joe's, from what's in season to their must-have meals. But not every mom has a Trader Joe's near them; will they be persuaded to make the great trek out for some of those Chocolate Banana Bites? Tune-in to find out! This episode is sponsored by: Indeed Franne Golde - promo code: mom Lume Deodorant - prom o code: bmss Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 2 November 2023

Tales from Target

This podcast may not be sponsored by Target, but if you've been listening over the years then you know there's nothing these moms love more than sharing their favorite Target deals. Today the moms gather to discuss the store in depth, lamenting the changes over the years and reveling in their best kept secrets. Plus, what oft recommended Target brand item do the moms discover they're divided on? Tune-in to find out! This episode is sponsored by: Indeed Honeylove - Get 20% OFF @honeylove with promo code BMSS at https://www.honeylove.com/BMSS #honeylovepod Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 19 October 2023

Pumpkin Spice for Halloween

It isn't fall until you get your pumpkin spice fix! The moms gather to discuss pumpkin spice and Halloween preperations. Seemingly everything has a pumpkin spice variation these days and today they'll share some of the wackiest pumpkin spice themed products they could find. Would these moms use pumpkin spice toilet paper? Would you?! This episode is sponsored by: Franne Golde - promo code: mom Indeed Acorns Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 5 October 2023

Memory Lane

On this week's episode the moms got so swept up reminiscing about their childhood memories they forgot to pick a topic! But consequently they learned things they never knew about one another. For instance, how did Holly and Evan meet? It's a Meet Cute you won't want to miss as the moms cover that story and more on their trip down memory lane. This episode is sponsored by: HelloFresh - promo code: 50bmss Lume Deodorant - prom o code: bmss Indeed Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 21 September 2023

Summer's End

This week the moms collect themselves and prepare for the end of summer. It was once a time preoccupied by back to school sales but now it's all about beating the heat! From Holly's multi-vacation plan to surprise camping trips, there's plenty still left to do as another summer comes to a close. This episode is sponsored by: Proactiv - promo code: mom Indeed Honeylove - Get 20% OFF @honeylove with promo code BMSS at https://www.honeylove.com/BMSS #honeylovepod Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 7 September 2023

Jill the Swiftie

The Taylor Swift Eras Tour has taken America by storm, and it's swept up a few of the moms in the process! Melissa and Jill discuss a night to remember while Holly and Kelly share their thoughts on the pop sensation. Plus, what did the moms think of the Barbie Movie? Tune-in to find out! This episode is sponsored by: Honeylove - Get 20% OFF @honeylove with promo code BMSS at https://www.honeylove.com/BMSS #honeylovepod HelloFresh - promo code: bmss50 Lume Deodorant - promo code: bmss Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 24 August 2023

Summer Catch-Up

After a couple weeks enjoying the summertime heat; the moms have reconvened to see what each-other has been up to. From golf to dog thongs, it's been one eclectic summer! This episode is sponsored by: Lume Deodorant - promo code: bmss HelloFresh - promo code: bmss50 Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 27 July 2023

Listener Questions #12

With so many questions pouring in every week, the moms just had to take more time and answer as many as they could! Was Abby as bad as she looked on TV and would any of the moms ever write a book about their Dance Moms experience? Tune-in to find out! This episode is sponsored by: Honeylove - Get 20% OFF @honeylove with promo code BMSS at https://www.honeylove.com/BMSS #honeylovepod Indeed Nutrafol - promo code: saidso Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 13 July 2023

Listener Questions #11

You asked and they answered! It's the return of Listener Questions and the moms are always open books. What's their go to clothing brand and what's the ideal American vacation spot? Tune-in to find out! This episode is sponsored by: Nutrafol - promo code: saidso Indeed Lume Deodorant - promo code: bmss Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 29 June 2023

More Favorite Things

It's been almost a year since the moms shared their favorite things and they're back with an updated list! Have they tried each others recommended beauty products? What new clothes have they fallen in love with? Tune-in to find out! This episode is sponsored by: Indeed LifeMD Honeylove - Get 20% OFF @honeylove with promo code BMSS at https://www.honeylove.com/BMSS #honeylovepod Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 15 June 2023

A Typical Day

On this week's episode the moms answer one of their most frequently asked questions, "What is a typical day like for you?" From erratic sleep schedules to cooking plans, each mom approaches things a little bit differently. Tune-in to find out more! This episode is sponsored by: Lume Deodorant - promo code: bmss Indeed Nutrafol - promo code: saidso Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 1 June 2023

May Catch-Up

The moms convene once more to catch-up and find out what's new in their lives. From vacation updates to their gardening habits, a lot can happen in just a month! Tune-in to learn more. This episode is sponsored by: Honeylove - Get 20% OFF @honeylove with promo code BMSS at https://www.honeylove.com/BMSS #honeylovepod Earth Breeze Indeed Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 18 May 2023

Menopause (feat Dr. Judith Joseph)

On this week's episode the moms are joined by medical media consultant Dr. Judith Joseph to discuss menopause and other health related topics. Between being the Chairwoman of the Women in Medicine Initiative at Columbia University and her numerous appearances on everything from Oprah Daily to Good Morning America; Dr. Judith's experience makes her an indispensable source for knowledge that the moms just can't get enough of! This episode is sponsored by: Jenni Kayne - promo code: bmss Indeed DockATot - promo code: momsaidso Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 4 May 2023

Catching Up with The Moms

This week the mom's gather together to catch-up with one another. Topics include everything from Melissa's TikTok challenge to "How many Oreo flavors can their possibly be?" This episode is sponsored by: Indeed Earth Breeze DockATot - promo code: momsaidso Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 20 April 2023

The Murdaugh Murders

On this week's episode, the moms discuss the ongoing legal proceedings of the Alex Murdaugh trials. From his most recent conviction to the ones yet to be resolved; it's hard to look away and even harder for these moms to believe anyone is capable of such things. This episode is sponsored by: iHerb - promo code: bmss Nutrafol - promo code: saidso Indeed Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 23 March 2023

Dance Moms Tips

On this week's episode, the mom discuss their most valuable lessons they've learned as Dance Moms. From trusting other moms to best costume practices, these ladies have been through it all and are here to share their best tips. Tune-in to find out more! This episode is sponsored by: Indeed Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 9 March 2023

Harry & Meghan (Part 2)

It's been a few weeks and the moms are ready to revisit the story of Harry and Meghan now that their documentary series has premiered. Not every mom sees eye to eye on what to make of these former royal's lives, but what do they all agree upon? Tune-in to find out! This episode is sponsored by: Indeed Nutrafol - promo code: saidso Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 23 February 2023

Super Bowl LVII

It's almost time for Super Bowl Sunday and the moms are getting geared up for the big day. Who's attending a Super Bowl party and which mom is secretly rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs? Tune-in to find out! This episode is sponsored by: Indeed Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 9 February 2023

Harry & Meghan (Part 1)

On this week's episode the moms discuss the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. In Part 1, the moms prep for the then upcoming Netflix series Harry & Meghan as well as Harry's memoir Spare. How do the moms feel about these polarizing figures? Tune-in to find out! This episode is sponsored by: Nutrafol - promo code: saidso Lume Deodorant - promo code: bmss Honeylove - promo code: bmss Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 26 January 2023

Listener Questions #10

It's time once again for the moms to answer your most pertinent questions! Do any of the ladies sing? If they could live anywhere in the world, where would they go? Tune-in to find out the answers to these questions and more! Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 12 January 2023

2022 In Review

With 2022 coming to a close, the moms come together to reflect on the year past. From those we've lost to the biggest TikTok trends, a lot can happen in a year. Tune-in to find out which mom hasn't heard of Wordle! Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 22 December 2022

Christmas Questions

With Christmas just around the corner the moms decide to ask one another some Christmas questions! What's their biggest Christmas shopping fail? And who threw away a Gameboy by mistake? Tune-in to find out! This episode is sponsored by: Uncommon Goods Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 15 December 2022

Gift Giving

The holiday season is in full swing once again and the moms are tackling it head on. Well, at least some of them are! What's the best gift to give your kids and is it easier or harder now that they're all grown up? Tune-in to find out! This episode is sponsored by: DockATot - promo code: momsaidso Uncommon Goods Manscaped - promo code: momsaid Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 8 December 2022

Free Time

On this week's episode, the moms discuss all their new free time as empty nesters. Which mom has been hitting Netflix hard and who has taken up cooking? Plus, have you heard of the Gobblerito? If not, tune-in to find out more! This episode is sponsored by: SkyLight Frame - promo code: because Manscaped - promo code: momsaid Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 1 December 2022

What We're Grateful For

On this Thanksgiving the moms have gathered together to discuss what they're most grateful for. From family to pets, the moms have a lot of gratitude to spare and plenty to be thankful for. This episode is sponsored by: Manscaped - promo code: momsaid SkyLight Frame - promo code: because Uncommon Goods Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 24 November 2022

Growing Old

On this week's episode the moms discuss getting old. How has their 50's changed their relationship with their children and what has it changed about their perspective on life? Tune-in to find out! This episode is sponsored by: StoryWorth SkyLight Frame - promo code: because Indeed Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 17 November 2022

Stay-at-Home-Moms

On this week's episode the moms discuss the life and times of stay-at-home-moms as well as their own experiences being one. It's a full time job that often goes unappreciated, but not here! This episode is sponsored by: Uncommon Goods Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 10 November 2022

Most Likely To

On this week's episode the moms play a little game of Most Likely To. Which mom is most likely to get caught skinny dipping? Most importantly, which mom is most likely to pee in public? Tune-in to find out! Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 3 November 2022

Adolescence

This week the moms tackle adolescence, what it was like to live through it and what it was like to raise children experiencing it. What factors of adolescence are universal and how might your background effect that? The moms are on the case to find out! This episode is sponsored by: Indeed Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 27 October 2022

Listener Questions #9

You asked and they answered! This week the moms tackle another round of fan questions. What are their children up to and, if given the chance, would the moms ever return to reality TV? Tune-in to find out! This episode is sponsored by: June's Journey Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 20 October 2022

Kitchen Gadgets

If there's anything these moms love more than food they haven't found it yet! On this week's episode the moms share their most indispensable kitchen gadgets. What's the best method to heat your food and what tool did these ladies never know they couldn't live without? Tune in to find out! This episode is sponsored by: Indeed Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 13 October 2022

Comfort Foods

On this week's episode the moms tackle comfort food. From mac and cheese to homemade brownies, there isn't anything better than a pick-me up meal and these ladies are prepared to dish it out. This episode is sponsored by: Ethos June's Journey Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 6 October 2022

Remembering Queen Elizabeth II

On this week's episode the moms discuss Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away at the age of 96 this month. From her history as the Queen of England to what lies for the British Monarchy, the moms are eager to share their thoughts. This episode is sponsored by: Mathnasium Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 29 September 2022

Pets

With the kids all out of the house the moms turn to their pets to shower with their love and affection. From proper grooming to their own personal doggie diaper bag; there's a million ways to spoil your pet and the moms are here to share their favorite ways with you. This episode is sponsored by: Mathnasium June's Journey Indeed Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 22 September 2022

School Lunch

With school back in full swing, the mom's discuss the ins and outs of school lunches. How much has changed since they were kids in the cafeteria, and what things seem to never change? Tune-in to find out! This episode is sponsored by: Mathnasium Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 15 September 2022

Healthy Eating

This week the moms discuss healthy eating and the changes they've made to their diets over the years. How much sugar is permissible? Is it better to exercise or adjust your diet? Tune-in to find out! This episode is sponsored by: Ethos Indeed Thrive Market Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 8 September 2022

Olivia Newton-John

This week, the moms gather together to discuss the recent passing of Olivia Newton-John and the impact she had on their lives. This episode is sponsored by: June's Journey Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 1 September 2022

Product Reviews

The moms have recommended a lot of things to one another over the years, and on this week's episode they discuss some of the best products they've tried out. From the best skincare creams to dish soap, they're eager to share their findings! This episode is sponsored by: Indeed Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 25 August 2022

Energy Reading (feat. Dustin James)

This week the moms welcome Dustin James, an Energy Reader who uses his skills of intuition and clairvoyance to help people and companies thrive. What precisely is Energy Reading, and can it help these moms? Tune in to find out more! This episode is sponsored by: Revela June's Journey Indeed Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 11 August 2022

Our Favorite Things

Boutique moisturizers and Target tees, these are a few of these mom's favorite things! On this week's episode the moms discuss some of their favorite purchases and their go to healthcare products. This episode is sponsored by: Mint Mobile Coterie - promo code: mom Outschool - promo code: bmss Be sure to follow Because Mom Said So on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Transcribed - Published: 21 July 2022

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