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With empathy and a sense of humor about it all, Katie’s Crib keeps it real while providing an indispensable guide for parents trying to find their way. Hosted by actress and mother Katie Lowes, each week the show welcomes guests for open and honest conversations about everything parenting from fertility and postpartum life to the trials and tribulations of raising tiny humans.  

50 Episodes
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:
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
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:    Thin from Within: The Go with Your Gut Way to Lose Weight by Robyn YouKilis:   Go with Your Gut: The Insider's Guide to Banishing the Bloat with 75 Digestion-Friendly Recipes by Robyn Youkilis:   “Good Gut Rule of Five” blog by Robyn YouKilis:
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:    Dr. Alyssa Berlin's website:   The After Birth Plan workshop:    Maternal Mental Health Now Training Institute:
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:     ParentsTogether's website:    New ParentsTogether Survey Reveals Kids Face Mental Health Crisis as Pandemic Enters Sixth Month:    Check your voter registration:      Register to Vote by Mail:    Find your polling place and any other kind of voter info you may need:
Katie chats with activist and thought leader Glennon Doyle about her latest memoir and New York times bestseller “Untamed.” Glennon wants us all to find our inner wild and she shares ways parents can encourage their daughters and sons to live authentically. She also opens up about her own decision to not become a martyr, the pains of divorce, and the process of growing a blended family. Plus, the former teacher gives her hot take on homeschooling during quarantine.  Crib Notes:   Glennon Doyle - “Untamed” (book)   Glennon Doyle - “Love Warrior” (book)
2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the iconic album Jagged Little Pill and today singer-songwriter, Alanis Morissette, joins Katie to talk new music and mothering. From home birthing her three children, to attachment parenting and the concept of unschooling our kids, Katie and Alanis cover a lot of ground in this episode.  Crib Notes: Alanis Morissette - Such Pretty Forks in the Road   Alanis Morissette - Ablaze (official video)   Alanis Morissette tour coming Summer 2021:   Alanis Morissette’s Four Boundaries article   Dr. Dan Siegel - The Whole Brain Child & Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain   John & Julie Gottman of The Gottman Institute - Repair Mothering the Mother: How A Doula Can Help You Have A Shorter, Easier, And Healthier Birth by Klaus, Kennell, Klaus
This week, Katie talks with Matt Beisner, Founder of Zen Dog and host of "Dog: Impossible", about kids and our favorite four-legged friends. Matt shares his best practices for introducing children to dogs, forging a healthy relationship between kids and dogs, dealing with aggressive pets, and setting your dog up for success in your household.  Crib Notes: The Zen Dog Dog: Impossible
Katie sits down with actress and author, Gabrielle Union. Gabrielle opens up about being diagnosed with Adenomyosis late in life, her struggles to conceive, and her family’s beautiful and inspiring surrogacy journey. The moms also talk imposter syndrome, raising Kaavia James aka ‘shady baby,’ and the unpleasant side effects of IVF. Crib Notes: Adenomyosis - Welcome to the Party - by Gabrielle Union and Illustrated by Ashley Evans   We're Going to Need More Wine -Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True - by Gabrielle Union   In the FLO: Unlock Your Hormonal Advantage - by Alisa Vitti   WomanCode: Perfect Your Cycle, Amplify Your Fertility, Supercharge Your Sex Drive, and Become a Power Source - by Alisa Vitti
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on lots of uncertainty for hopeful and expectant parents. Should families wait to try to conceive? Does COVID-19 affect male fertility? Are there increased risks for pregnant women? What can public health officials do to help Black, Latinx and indigenous mothers and those in communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic? Katie enlists guests Dr. Rashmi Rao (Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist) and Dr. Danielle Taylor (Pediatrics Specialist) to get listeners the most up-to-date information on coronavirus as it relates to pregnancy and our little ones.  Crib Notes: - PRIORITY: Pregnancy Coronavirus Outcomes Registry
In this week’s episode, Katie talks to Racial Justice Educator and author of Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, Debby Irving. Katie and Debby open up about recognizing and examining their own privilege, everyday habits to cultivate to build racial equity, and resources to enrich your child’s education around matters of race. Later, Katie welcomes Dr. Margaret Hagerman, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Mississippi State University and author of White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America, who discussed that even with good intentions, the choices that we make for our children can widen the racial divide.  Crib Notes: - Debby Irving’s website - Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving. - Resources list - Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. - The White Privilege Conference - 21 Day Racial Equity Challenge - Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility - Dr. Margaret Hagerman’s website - Research studies - White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America - by Dr. Margaret Hagerman
Katie talks to Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, teacher, race relations expert, and author of Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race. Dr. Tatum discusses what it means to be anti-racist, how the idea of color blindness can equal color silence, and how parents can prepare themselves for conversations about race with children at every stage of development. Crib Notes: Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race - By Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum Is My Skin Brown Because I Drank Chocolate Milk - TED X - Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum A People's History of the United States - by Howard Zinn 13th - a film by Ava Duvernay
Katie catches up with her longtime friend, Bryce Dallas Howard (actress, director, filmmaker). Just in time for Father’s Day, Katie and Bryce chat about all things dads. They also discuss postpartum depression and the challenges of letting go and allowing your partner to share an equal role in child raising.   Crib Notes: Dads – Documentary by Bryce Dallas Howard. Available on June 19th on Apple TV+  Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression - By Brooke Shields The Mandalorian - Chapter 3: The Sin – Directed by Bryce Dallas Howard. Available on Disney+
Katie talks to Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review and author of “How to Raise a Reader.” Katie and Pamela discuss how to nurture your child’s interest in reading and cultivate a lifelong love of books. They also get into the benefits of boredom and why it’s okay to not maximize every moment of kids’ lives. Crib Notes: How to Raise a Reader - By Pamela Paul and Maria Russo   My Life With Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Books of Books, Plot Ensues – By Pamela Paul  Let Children Be Bored Again – NYT opinion piece by Pamela Paul
It's a brand new season in a strange new world! Actress America Ferrera joins Katie to talk about what it’s like to be pregnant during a pandemic. They discuss fears triggered by childbirth and COVID-19, the anxiety of introducing siblings, her struggles with mom guilt, plus how motherhood has altered her body image issues and activist spirit.
Katie Lowes is back with a third season of Katie’s Crib! An array of knowledgeable experts and engaging guests offer experiences and perspective to help parents navigate taking care of their kids and themselves – even in the most trying times.
Katie welcomes Whitney Port (TV Personality, Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur), who opens up about her maternal instinct — or lack thereof. Katie and Whitney discuss having trouble connecting to their babies when they were first born and discovering their identities as moms. They also talk about how Whitney handled "The Hills: New Beginnings" filming schedule as a new mom, and upending society's expectations about what a mom is supposed to look like.
In this episode, Jamie-Lynn Sigler talks with Katie about being a mom with Multiple Sclerosis, a chronic, autoimmune disease which attacks the central nervous system. Jamie-Lynn shares her experience after being diagnosed with MS at 20 and how she manages the disease while raising her two young children.
Katie talks with Michael Skolnik (entrepreneur and civil rights activist) and Paola Mendoza (filmmaker and activist) about some of the choices they've made to raise their 6-year-old son as a compassionate citizen of the world. They discuss what they've learned from having conversations about politics, gender, race, and a host of other social issues with their son.
Mom Entrepreneurs

Mom Entrepreneurs


Katie talks with a roundtable of mom entrepreneurs— women who started their businesses when they were pregnant and/or new moms. Sarah Gibson Tuttle, the founder and CEO of Olive and June nail salons; Angela Sutherland, the co-founder and CEO of Yumi, a baby food subscription service; and Katerina Schneider, the founder and CEO of Ritual, a vitamin company discuss their journeys of starting successful businesses.
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Beth Brake

oh I needed this. thank you

Oct 30th
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