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44 minutes | 4 days ago
Shay Mitchell: Pre-Pandemic (Pt. 1)
In part 1 of this special double episode season 3 finale, pre-pandemic Shay shares what it’s like to be a new mom to her 5-month-old daughter Atlas. She talks about her birth story, what it was like going through pre-partum depression, and how she’s changing the diaper bag game with her travel brand Beis.Head over to part 2 to find out if Shay kept her chill after a year in quarantine!
36 minutes | 4 days ago
Shay Mitchell: A Year In Quarantine (Pt. 2)
Katie and Shay’s kinship continues with part 2 of the Katie’s Crib season 3 finale! In this episode, Shay updates us on how it’s been raising her now 1-year-old daughter in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, what motivated her to return to fitness in 2021, and how her priorities have shifted as a mother. Plus, what advice would Shay have given her March 2020 self? Tune in for more!Katie’s Crib Season 4 returns in the spring! Subscribe for the latest.
43 minutes | 11 days ago
The Fight for Equity in Maternal Health w/ Latham Thomas
Katie Lowes invites master birth doula and advocate Latham Thomas to the podcast to speak to the urgent need for change amidst severe racial and ethnic disparities in the health care system.Latham outlines the purpose of Mama Glow’s doula services, the systemic racism and white supremacy prevalent in medicine, and how to be your own medical advocate. Plus, Black maternal mortality: do you know the statistics? Tune in to learn more and get involved in the fight for birth equity. Crib Notes:Mama Glow Doula: https://mamaglow.com Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021: https://blackmaternalhealthcaucus-underwood.house.gov/Momnibus
37 minutes | 18 days ago
The Conscious Kid w/ Ramon Stephens
Ramon Stephens (Executive Director, The Conscious Kid) joins Katie Lowes to highlight the power of books as a tool to disrupt racism and promote healthy racial identity development in youth. Ramon shares the genesis of his organization, The Conscious Kid and what exactly goes into their curated children’s reading lists. Katie and Ramon talk about the curriculum in America’s education system and Ramon provides practical and effective ways parents can initiate critical conversations around race outside of school. Plus, did you know that Dr. Seuss’s content is actually problematic? Tune in to learn why and what to encourage kids to read instead. Crib Notes:www.theconsciouskid.org/resources@theconsciouskid – Instagram Book mentions:Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick D. BarnesThe King of Kindergarten by Derrick D. BarnesDream Big, Little One by Vashti HarrisonGeorge Crum and the Saratoga Chip by Gaylia Taylor, illustrated by Frank MorrisonAdditional book recommendations from The Conscious Kid:Board book:Sweetest Kulu by Celina Kalluk, illustrated by Alexandria Neonakis Picture books:All Because You Matter by Tami Charles, illustrated by Bryan Collier I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-NealMy Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero, illustrated by Zeke PeñaThe Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad and S.K. Ali, illustrated by Hatem Aly
45 minutes | 25 days ago
Becoming “Cliterate” w/ Dr. Shannon Chavez
Katie Lowes talks with sex therapist Dr. Shannon Chavez about sexual health and wellness for parents.Dr. Chavez shares her mind and body approach to sex, why outercourse can be just as stimulating, and ways couples can spice up their sex life! Plus, what to do if you’ve lost your orgasm post-baby? Katie’s Crib is here to help.Crib Notes:https://drshannonchavez.comSophia Wallace “Cliteracy” Jewelry: https://yescliteracy.com/collections/jewelry10 Comfortable Pregnancy Sex Positions for Every Trimester, Illustrated: Article by Healthline (https://www.healthline.com/health/pregnancy/pregnant-sex-positions#sex-from-behind)
48 minutes | a month ago
Baby #2 is Coming w/ Sarah Ockwell-Smith
Pregnant with her own second baby, Katie Lowes asks Sarah Ockwell-Smith (author, “The Second Baby Book”) what growing families can anticipate the second time around. Sarah discusses ways to reduce sibling jealousy, potential regressions from baby #1 , and the real life mom guilt. Plus, IS there a perfect sibling age gap? Tune in to find out! Crib Notes: The Second Baby Book: How to Cope with Pregnancy Number Two and Create a Happy Home for Your Firstborn and New Arrival - Book by Sarah Ockwell-Smith https://sarahockwell-smith.com/
40 minutes | a month ago
Boys Will Be Boys w/ Dr. Adam Price
Katie Lowes chats with Dr. Adam Price (clinical psychologist) about how parents can further understand and develop their sons. Dr. Price delves into roughhousing, bullying, consent, shame, and the key ingredient to motivating boys. Plus, are we raising kids who are too sensitive? Turn up the volume and listen for the answer in this week’s episode!Crib Notes: He's Not Lazy: Empowering Your Son to Believe In Himself - book by Adam Price The Sam & Devorah Foundation for Trans Youth: http://www.samdevorah.org
38 minutes | a month ago
A Tale of Two Moms-To-Be w/ Leslye Headland & Rebecca Henderson
Leslye Headland (screenwriter) and Rebecca Henderson (actress) get candid with Katie Lowes about the avenues they’re exploring to have a baby. The couple walks Katie through their process in finding a sperm donor, the difference between IUI and IVF, and the effects of hormones. They also get into the advantages and disadvantages of known and unknown donors and reveal the “true” reason they’ve come on Katie’s Crib.Plus, curious to know how much it costs to try and create a family? Listen now!
49 minutes | 2 months ago
Let’s Talk About S-E-X (and Pizza) w/ Al Vernacchio
Al shares how to counter the negative messages kids are receiving from porn, why pizza is a better model for sex than baseball, and ways to discuss consent and practicing safer sex. Also, at what age SHOULD we be talking to our children about sex? Hit that play button to find out!
46 minutes | 2 months ago
What To Do When You’re Having Two
Oh, the twin-sanity!Being pregnant with two babies can be difficult, but Katie’s two guests have got some stories and tips to help you pull through.Marilyn Fu (screenwriter) and Graham Sibley (actor) share how they found out they were pregnant with twins, the labor process, and the importance of individuality in their children.Plus, is favoritism a factor for parents of twins?
35 minutes | 2 months ago
What the Heck is Occupational Therapy?
Katie Lowes speaks with occupational therapist Marlene Handler about the role of these unsung heroes. Marlene outlines what all is involved within an OT’s typical work day, how insurance factors into the mix for patients, and success stories she’s seen up close with her students. Plus, Marlene discusses pelvic floor therapy and the alarming exchange with one doctor that motivated her to transition into this line of work.Crib Notes: www.marlenehandler.comWebsite: www.lifted-lotus.comEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
44 minutes | 2 months ago
The Pink & Blue Divide w/ Lisa Selin Davis
Katie Lowes talks with “Tomboy” author Lisa Selin Davis about gender norms within society. The two dive into the history of the term “tomboy,” the root behind and implications of reserving blue or pink for a specific sex, and gender identity. Plus, what are gender reveal parties really revealing about our kids? And should society retire them?
37 minutes | 3 months ago
Tika Sumpter: The Bittersweet Journey of Motherhood
“Mixed-ish” actress Tika Sumpter delights Katie's Crib listeners this week with the sweet and sour details of her own motherhood experience. Tune in as Tika talks all about pregnancy, preeclampsia, the journey of raising a child with a partner, and becoming an entrepreneur (Sugaberry) during a pandemic.Crib notes:www.sugaberry.com
41 minutes | 3 months ago
Oh Crap! Potty Training w/ Jamie Glowacki
Is your little one ready to use the potty by his or herself? Tune in to today’s podcast episode as Katie speaks with Jamie Glowacki (author, “Oh Crap! Potty Training”). The “Pied Piper of Poop” drops a number of pointers, from what signs signal a child baby is ready for potty training, to the most effective way to communicate with stubborn little ones. Jamie also outlines her proven 6-step plan to transition children from diapers to the potty.Crib Notes: Jamie Glowacki’s website: jamieglowacki.com
36 minutes | 3 months ago
Sharon Feldstein: The Sparkle Cell Phone for Mental Health
Sharon Feldstein (co-founder of YourMomCares, mom to Jonah Hill and Beanie Feldstein) joins Katie to raise awareness for children’s mental health and urge people to get involved and use their voice! The celebrity mom talks about the heavy toll COVID-19 is taking on everyone and the ways her nonprofit is spearheading innovative, impactful programs and solutions for kids during this time. Crib notes:YourMomCares website: https://www.yourmomcares.orgText MOMSMATCH to 44-321 to donate to YourMomCares
43 minutes | 3 months ago
Operation Achoo!: Treating Kids with Allergies
Have you recently found out that your child suffers from allergies? Are you not quite sure what to do about it? Or are you looking for an easy way to explain allergies to your children?Katie invites fellow mama Julie Feldman and her pediatric allergist Dr. Tricia Lee on the show to talk about what courses of action you can take. The three also go through different types of symptoms, how to take precautionary measures at public events, and upcoming treatments that are being developed for kids. Crib Notes: Daniel Has an Allergy (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood) - Book by Angela C. Santomero. Available now on Amazon Snuffle Sneeze - Sesame Street Episode. Available now on YouTube Eppie the Elephant - Book by Livingstone Crouse. Available on Amazon Food Allergy Research & Education: www.foodallergy.org
40 minutes | 4 months ago
Danielle Brooks: Mourning Pre-Mom Self, Embracing the NEW
Actress Danielle Brooks of “Orange is the New Black” is an open book on motherhood in this week’s episode of Katie’s Crib. Danielle revisits her scary emergency C-section experience, and she and Katie get honest about losing the baby weight, breastfeeding, postpartum depression, and the identity shifts that can come with being a new mama.Crib Notes: A Little Bit Pregnant – Netflix youtube series hosted by Danielle Brooks. Available now on YouTube
43 minutes | 4 months ago
Finding Your Calm Amidst the Storm w/ Robyn YouKilis
Robyn Youkilis, certified wellness coach, joins Katie this week to share the key to her calm during the COVID-19 pandemic. From finding mindful moments to maintaining good digestive health, the "Go with Your Gut" author offers practical methods of self-care that can fit into your life. Robyn also talks setting boundaries with your child, following your intuition, and dodging mom judgement on the playground. Don’t miss Robyn’s guided meditation at the end of the episode for an instant reset! Crib Notes: Robyn YouKilis’s website: https://www.robynyoukilis.com Thin from Within: The Go with Your Gut Way to Lose Weight by Robyn YouKilis: https://yourhealthiestyou.com/thinfromwithinbook/ Go with Your Gut: The Insider's Guide to Banishing the Bloat with 75 Digestion-Friendly Recipes by Robyn Youkilis: https://yourhealthiestyou.com/gowithyourgut/ “Good Gut Rule of Five” blog by Robyn YouKilis: https://experiencelife.com/article/how-to-build-a-gut-friendly-plate/
48 minutes | 4 months ago
Postpartum & Baby Proofing Your Relationship w/ Dr. Alyssa Berlin
Katie knows firsthand that postpartum can be a serious emotional rollercoaster, but prenatal and postpartum clinical psychologist Dr. Alyssa Berlin, PsyD has an AfterBirth plan to help navigate these choppy waters. On this episode, Dr. Berlin breaks down the different types of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and she provides steps couples can take to address postpartum pitfalls and safeguard their relationship.Crib Notes: Postpartum Support International: https://www.postpartum.net Dr. Alyssa Berlin's website: https://www.doctorberlin.com/dr-alyssa-berlin-psyd The After Birth Plan workshop: https://www.doctorberlin.com/the-afterbirth-plan Maternal Mental Health Now Training Institute: https://www.maternalmentalhealthnow.org/training/training-programs
47 minutes | 5 months ago
The ABCs Of Not Going Crazy From Virtual Learning
School is in session! Elections are near! Oh, and COVID-19 is still upon us. Dr. Laura Markham (Aha Parenting) and Bethany Robertson (ParentsTogether) join Katie this week to discuss strategies that can be used to make sure your kids thrive in virtual learning. They also outline how families can teach children about voting and remain stress-free during this difficult time.Crib Notes: Dr. Laura Markham's website: https://www.ahaparenting.com/ ParentsTogether's website: www.parents-together.org New ParentsTogether Survey Reveals Kids Face Mental Health Crisis as Pandemic Enters Sixth Month: https://parentstogetheraction.org/2020/09/23/new-parentstogether-survey-reveals-kids-face-mental-health-crisis-as-pandemic-enters-sixth-month/ Check your voter registration:https://parents-together.org/register-to-vote/?utm_source=podcast_pt&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=parentstogether&utm_term=check_registeror https://bit.ly/parentscheckreg Register to Vote by Mail: https://parents-together.org/register-to-vote-vbm/?utm_source=podcast_pt&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=parentstogether&utm_term=requestor https://bit.ly/parentsvotebymail Find your polling place and any other kind of voter info you may need:www.vote.org
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