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The Mom Confidential™
50 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Competitive Dance Tell All
Sisters, Kristin & Kelly McQuaid join me in studio for a competitive dance chat. They express both the pros and cons of competitions and why ultimately they feel dance shouldn’t be competitive after being in the industry as dancers, judges, and as choreographers most of their life. An episode you don’t want to miss.
49 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
Episode 51 - Uncovering The Real World Of Dance
Dance Mom, Melissa Gisoni, and Choreographer and Director, Kristin McQuaid, join me in studio for a dancer tell-all! What is a dance mom and how can you be a good one? Can you actually ruin it for your kid? And how do you handle competitive moms and the haters? If you have a child in dance, this show is for you! You won’t want to miss Melissa and Kristin telling it all!
33 minutes | Jul 12, 2020
Unmasking a Poet, Atticus
For our 50th show, we are welcoming a New York Times bestselling poet who has remained anonymous throughout his career. With three books to his name, a wine label, and over 1.5 million followers on Instagram it's no wonder so many people are drawn to his poetry. However, once you dive in you are left wondering who is he? Who were the women that inspired such tender-felt words? Atticus keeps his identity hidden, but we are unveiling the poet in this exclusive interview. The storyteller has some exciting news and we are some of the first to hear about it. Sit back, poor yourself a glass and enjoy the show.
35 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
Living As An Empath With Dr. Judith Orloff
Through life, we have always been told not to be so sensitive. To “Toughen Up.” But what if our sensitivity is what makes us unique? If an empath is someone who trusts their gut, can detect energy vampires, and who is there for their loved ones, then who says that’s bad? If you are carrying a heavy heart with the world in an uproar, this episode is for you! Dr. Judith Orloff breaks down being an empath on an episode you won’t want to miss.
31 minutes | Jun 7, 2020
Keeping it Real With The Schaffer's
Quarantine update: Bobby’s back to work, but what’s easier? Going back to work or working for Danielle? On todays show, Bobby and Danielle are keeping it real with who’s the tougher boss? Is Danielle holding down the fort on her own again or does she need an already-trained exec assistant with a bottle of wine in each hand? A show you won’t want to miss.
22 minutes | Apr 27, 2020
The Quarantine Chronicles - Dad’s Here Edition
After weeks of being home, we had a choice... either he joins me on my show or he joins me on my show. Things haven’t changed much, what's mine is mine and what’s his is mine. Bobby, AKA Dr. Flossy, joins Danielle in studio for a real happy hour with his wife. Bobby tells us how he really feels about going from dentist to working for Danielle’s brand. A fun, honest show you won’t want to miss!
29 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
Dad invades The Mom Confidential
On this home-bound episode Bobby Schaffer, (AKA Dr. Flossy) joins Danielle in studio to talk about the effects of social distancing on their family. What they are doing to not just survive, but thrive. How to homeschool 4 kids so the jokes not on us. And how to connect on a much deeper level during this global pandemic.
44 minutes | Feb 27, 2020
The Heart Of Hollywood, Joey Travolta Releases Ground Breaking Film, “Carol Of The Bells."
Hollywood legend, Joey Travolta joins us in studio for a heartfelt show you won’t want to miss. Mr Travolta shares the vision behind the heartwarming new film, "Carol of the Bells.” Mr. Travolta shares how he has been able to able to employ 70% of his staff with neurodiverse individuals through his film school, Inclusion Films. Besides being a writer, producer, filmmaker, and former special education teacher, his heart is behind the March 3rd release of "Carol of the Bells."
29 minutes | Feb 20, 2020
Takeaways from Grief Counseling
On this episode, Jenn Morris and I dive into dealing with grief. Its always going to hurt but grief has that capacity to transform people in very positive ways, if we just learn the tools. We discuss the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive responses to loss. I share my experience with grief counseling and dealing with non-supportive family, as well as, the tools I’ve learned when going through a loss.
28 minutes | Feb 4, 2020
Episode 43 - My Child Has Gone Viral, Now What?
Some boys play with trucks and want to play sports. And some want to put on an Elsa wig and dance down aisle five. We all have our true passion in life - who's to say we can't pursue it? On todays show Jenn Morris and Rebecca Riedy join us in studio for a heartfelt discussion about the importance of letting your kids shine, even if what brings them joy doesn't look like someone else's normal. We cover it all: From Brody going viral, from Oprah, to the Huffington Post, to Jessica Chastain, GMA and more, to what it’s like being at the forefront of social change by breaking gender barriers. You won’t want to miss our first show of 2020!
33 minutes | Oct 29, 2019
Even Marie Kondo Cant Help These People
While most of America is fully hooked on the ‘konmari’ method of tri-folding clothes and giving anything anyway that no longer “sparks joy", there’s many stuck in the disorganization and clutter of their own home. On today's show, Becky, Jenn, and I interview Helen Raymond, Administrative Assistant to the Hoarding Connection at the Benjamin Rose Institute of Aging. We talk about real hoarding stories, warning signs, and how to get people help. We also discuss if Bobby is right, am I a hoarder?!
35 minutes | Oct 22, 2019
Competitive Moms Are A Real Thing
Rebecca Riedy and Jenn Morris join me in studio today for a REAL discussion about competitive moms. After years of cheering on the sidelines of my son’s lacrosse games and ushering my daughter to dance shows and workshops, I realized I had been in a thick competition of my own: the unprovoked mom showdown. Today we share some hilarious truths and give get tips for dealing with competitive moms while staying sane.
66 minutes | Oct 14, 2019
Invoking Positive Change One Audience at a Time
Scott Mantz joins us in studio. Scott moderated numerous Q&As for many Oscar-winning films, most notably “Green Book,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and “Free Solo.” What exactly does reviewing films entail? He and Tonya Mantooth, CEO and Artistic Director for the San Diego International Film Festival share the inside scoop to the 2019 SD Film Festival. The power of film is always remarkable, it tells a story that leaves an impact and unites us all in ways we didn’t think possible. That's exactly what you can expect this year on October 15th-20th. The film festival is an incredible week of thought-provoking cinema that shares the perspectives of storytellers from all over the world. For more information you can visit sdfilmfest.com.
54 minutes | Sep 3, 2019
Episode 39 - Then Along Came BUMO! Founded By Chriselle Lim
Meet Chriselle Lim, mega force behind “The Chriselle Factor”, The #1 Fashion Expert on all of YouTube, now cofounder of BÜMO. This super mama, loving wife is also quite a trailblazer. Chriselle is the co-founder of BÜMO. BÜMO is a digital and physical community here to make the lives of busy parents a bit easier. What an amazing and dynamic woman. Enjoy this live on location podcast uncovering how BUMO can help the lives of parents.
44 minutes | Aug 16, 2019
Bringing Where’d You Go Bernadette To The Big Screen
Cate Blanchett, Richard Linklater and the cast of Where’d You Go Bernadette join us at the Four Seasons in Toronto for a fun conversation about this must-see film. Through wit, humor and sensitivity, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” pulls audiences into a captivating story every mother and daughter can connect to. With an all-star cast and impactful storytelling, we learn just how unbreakable a family’s bond can be and how it’s never too late to start over, no matter who you are or what you’ve done. You and your friends can share in this incredible journey when the beloved book turned film, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” is released in theaters on August 16, 2019. What a blast getting up and personal with the cast. A show you won’t want to miss!
40 minutes | Aug 6, 2019
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried and Director, Simon Curtis talk to us about “The Art Of Racing In The Rain.” Get ready to have your heartstrings pulled because this film gave us all the feels imaginable! Milo has mastered being a fantasy dad and he crushes it once again! I loved hearing from him and what went into playing Denny. Amanda truly inspired me with her talk about living in the present and how she was amazed at what a great father Milo plays even though he doesn’t have children “yet.” Simon talks about several scenes and how decisions were made to make this awe-inspiring must see film! A show you don’t want to miss!
47 minutes | Jul 22, 2019
KAABOO - Inspired to Rise to the Top
If you’ve not been to KAABOO, it’s certainly a must! KAABOO is a one of a kind 3-day experience, uniquely curated to appeal to all of your five senses. This 3-day adult escape combines world class music, hilarious comedy, incredible cuisine, inspiring art, craft libations, and personal indulgences. Today we interview the MEGA POWERHOUSE and creative mind behind KAABOO-Jason Felts. Mr. Felts is the Creative Brand Officer of KAABOO’s live entertainment events and ancillary product lines. Jason Felts also co-founded and serves as CEO of Virgin Produced, the entertainment arm of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group responsible for film, television, and branded entertainment content development, production and distribution, and so much more! You will definitely feel the passion Mr. Felts has for creating such a unique experience, and surely won’t want to miss KABOO this fall in Del Mar, California.
52 minutes | Jun 26, 2019
Preparing Your Teen for the Work World
Rebecca Riedy and Jenn Morris join me in studio to discuss how to prep your kids for their first job. Together, we uncover the most helpful tips from learning how to be on time to expanding your skill set with each challenge your child's job tosses their way. The first step can be scary! What if your kid is lazy? What if the job isn’t a fit? Do you make your kids fulfill what they committed to? What if they don’t have a strong work ethic? We’re breaking down how to prepare your kid for their first job, and sharing some personal horror stories along the way! A heart-felt podcast you won’t want to miss! Jenn Morris is a successful television host, radio host, and voice-over artist. Jenn has become a station host with NBC San Diego. In addition to being behind the mic and in front of the camera, Jenn recently co-founded the podcast production company, Podcast Duo. She also can be heard on iTunes and Audible as the voice of various New York Times bestselling audiobooks. Rebecca Riedy is no stranger to “The Mom Confidential” and besides acting she is an announcer for the American Music Awards, Golden Globes and is also known for her comedic bits on Jimmy Kimmel.
27 minutes | Jun 19, 2019
Behind the Scenes of Captain Marvel
Marvel Studios is known for releasing one Blockbuster hit film after another, Captain Marvel is the latest film to add to that impressive list! Today we are behind the scenes and on the set with legendary Executive Producer, Jonathan Schwartz, and two of the hit films’ bright young stars, McKenna Grace and Akira Akbar. We get the scoop on the making of the film, the lead actress flying in an F-16, and the powerful message behind the plot of the “Shero” In Captain Marvel.
42 minutes | May 29, 2019
A Netflix Original "Family Reunion" with Anthony Alabi
Anthony Alabi joins us in studio. Anthony can be seen starring in a new Netflix comedy show called “Family Reunion”, premiering this summer. He is a multi-talented actor and former NFL lineman for the Miami Dolphins. Hard work and passion are what drives him in his pursuits of acting, writing and performing. That dedication is now paying off. “Being a series regular on a Netflix show is a dream come true for me!”. “I’m very blessed”. His other credits include a previously recurring role on Amazon “Bosch”, along with being a guest star on CBS “NCIS”, HBO “Insecure”, ABC “Modern Family” and Fox “The Mick”. We dive into his pursuit of acting and what its like working with such an ensemble cast. A show you won’t want to miss.
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