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SkipKid: a podcast for parents
36 minutes | Dec 17, 2017
Episode 07: Women aren't nags -- the truth about emotional labor
Hosts Callie and Denise get to the bottom of emotional labor: the unpaid, unrecognized, and often invisible work that (usually) women do to keep everyone in the household happy and comfortable. We talk to Gemma Hartley, author of the Harper's Bazaar article, "Women Aren't Nags--We're Just Fed Up," who is helping get the conversation started about why emotional labor always fall to us, and what can we do to begin to share it with our partners.
36 minutes | Nov 14, 2017
Episode 06: Give Me a Break
First-time mothers often have clear ideas about pregnancy, child birth, and nursing, but what if it doesn't all go to plan? And who came up with this "plan" anyway? Hosts Callie and Denise welcome Claire Howorth, author of the Time magazine article "The Goddess Myth: How a vision of perfect motherhood hurts moms" and Dr. Danis Copenhaver, a pediatrician and new mom herself.
25 minutes | Oct 30, 2017
Episode 05: The Best Breast Pump You've Never Heard Of
Callie and Denise introduce a new feature on the SkipKid Podcast: Parenting in the News. We welcome Jessica Winter, executive editor of Newyorker.com, to discuss her recent article on an amazing "smart" breast pump that can't get funding from venture capitalists. Entrepreneur and mother Desiree Vargas Wrigley, founder of Pearachute, a children's activities booking service, fills us in on the realities of female-led companies trying to raise money in a male-dominated VC world.
19 minutes | Oct 18, 2017
Episode 04: Yoga Like No One Is Watching
Hosts Callie and Denise delve into maternal self-care, from the five-minute shower new moms covet to the more complex question of what self-care looks like as those children grow older. Plus how to figure out who you are -- and what you need -- when you are no longer the same person you were before having children. Special guest: Adriane Stare, owner of Brooklyn-based baby store and post-partum community space Wild Was Mama.
56 minutes | Oct 4, 2017
Episode 03: Monkfish Livers and Roast Chicken
Hosts Callie and Denise take you from dinnertime with their children to their own childhood mealtimes to find out why feeding kids can feel so loaded. Guests Kelsey Banfield, the Naptime Chef, and Melissa Elders, founder of Nibble+squeak, offer expert advice for getting kids to eat good food most of the time.
24 minutes | Sep 18, 2017
Episode 02: Finding Your Work-Life Balance
Hosts Callie and Denise talk about their out-of-whack work-life balances, then welcome to the show certified coach and consultant Phoebe Vaughan to discuss stay-at-home parenting and how to position yourself to transition back (part-time?!) to the workforce.
30 minutes | Sep 12, 2017
Episode 01: Talk about Mom-Shaming!
Have you ever felt “mom shamed”? Evidently, you’re not alone. Join hosts and parents Denise and Callie for a thoughtful and frank discussion about the many faces of mom shaming: who’s doing it, why, and what the "shame" is really about.
4 minutes | Jun 27, 2017
Episode 00: The Pilot!
Callie and Denise introduce the SkipKid Podcast
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