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Screens are a part of everyday life for many families. No matter how much or how little you let your kids interact with them, it’s important that they learn how to stay safe online, on devices, and while playing video games. To help us navigate this conversation on the digital world, we’ve tapped screen safety expert and psychologist Dr. Tracy Bennett. Listen in to our latest episode to hear her important insight and advice on how to keep your kids safe.
The winter holiday season can be joyous, especially seeing it through the eyes of your kids. Yet it’s also easy to get swept up in the madness and overschedule and overbuy your way through December. In this episode, we talk to Nancy Colier, psychotherapist, author, and interfaith minister, to help us shift our mindset away from holiday consumerism and focus on what really matters. 
As parents, we have such a massive influence over how our kids eat, how they feel about their bodies, and so much more. How do we instill in them a healthy relationship with food and their bodies from a young age? To answer this question, we went to one of the originators of intuitive eating, nutrition therapist Elyse Resch. She is nationally known for her work in helping patients break free from diet culture through the Intuitive Eating process and has written many books on the subject. In this transformative episode, Elyse explains the principles of intuitive eating and shares important lessons for parents everywhere. 
Our kids crave our undivided attention. But we know, as parents with busy lives and never-ending to-do lists, it can be hard to actually be present with these little people we love so much. With seven kids between us, ranging from the baby stage to fourth grade, we’re chatting all about how to actually carve out intentional time with our kids. Listen along as we grade ourselves on our ability to be present, share our struggles, and also learn from each other on what works for each family.
Every parent dreads hearing that their child is being bullied, or that their child is a bully. Navigating these scenarios is tricky and oftentimes requires parents to take a step back and breath before reacting to do what’s best for their child. In this episode, hear from Danielle Matthew, a licensed marriage and family therapist, about how to prevent kids from becoming bullies and what to do if kids are being bullied. She shares valuable tips on how to talk to your children about bullying, what to do when others are being bullied, and so much more. 
A food allergy diagnosis can sometimes leave a parent grasping for answers. But recent research has shown that the gut microbiome may just be the key to understanding why a person develops an allergic disease. It can also clue us in to how to lower our child’s risk of developing a food allergy as well. In this episode, we hear from Dr. Elisa Song, an integrative pediatrician and functional medicine expert, about the fascinating connection between the gut microbiome and food allergies as well as overall health. We also take a deeper look into the developing research focused on potential therapies utilizing the gut microbiota.
Have you ever wondered where your water comes from or if it’s safe to drink? Clean drinking water is one of those things that many who have it may take for granted, but there’s so much more to it than just turning on the tap. In this episode, hear from Morgan Close, the Vice President of Projects and Programs at Project WET, about the importance of clean drinking water and how we can protect and conserve it.The current global water crises taking place in Mississippi in the United States, and across Pakistan highlight the importance and power of water. After massive flooding caused by storms, both places are experiencing displaced residents who only have access to unsafe drinking water. Many experts believe climate change is to blame for the storms while lack of infrastructure and planning exacerbates the impacts. 
We’ve collectively been through a lot as a society over the last few years, and finding joy in the everyday can be a challenge, especially for parents. In this episode, we're joined by Robin Shear, a joy coach, speaker, and founder of Joy To The World Coaching. We dig into how we as moms can actively choose joy for our families and ourselves, what we can do to ensure our “joy buckets” spill over, and more. 
As women and moms, we know it’s important to take care of our bodies through exercise and nutrition. But getting prepared, finding time, making a plan, and actually doing the work can be challenging. In this episode, hear tips from De Bolton, a mom of three and NASM certified personal trainer, on how busy parents can still keep up with their health and fitness goals. She’s sharing her advice for a realistic and balanced approach to wellness and so much more. 
It’s officially that time of year: back-to-school season! Between shopping for clothes and supplies, navigating new schedules, and meal prepping lunches, there’s a lot to keep track of.  We’re kicking off our first episode of season five by digging into all things back-to-school and sharing some of our knowledge about making this transition easier.
Your kids are screaming, the TV is on, someone is jumping on the couch, the doorbell just rang, you’re starting to question your ability to function, and it’s only 10 a.m. on a Tuesday. If that sounds familiar, you might be struggling with overstimulation and sensory overload. In this episode, hear from Holly Peretz, mom and pediatric occupational therapist, to discuss how sensory overload impacts us and learn ways we can cope with it as moms.
It’s no secret that having a healthy gut is important, but there’s so much more to it than that! Discover how nourishing your gut microbiome can improve your hormone balance, support your mental health, help your overall wellness, and more from integrative gastroenterologist Dr. Vanessa Mendez. In this episode, she shares more about what the gut microbiome is, why it’s so crucial, and her tips for keeping it happy and healthy.
From pregnancy to birth, to raising a child, we all need a lot of love and support as moms. During this episode, journey into the world of wellness surrounding women’s health before, during, and after pregnancy with Mama Glow founder, Latham Thomas. She shares more on how we as moms can feel empowered and strong during these often challenging times and tips on how we can advocate for ourselves.
Did you know that as consumers, food waste is one of our biggest impacts on the climate crisis? Discover how you can cut back on food waste and make more eco-friendly food choices from internationally recognized author and food waste warrior, Sophie Egan. In this episode, she covers the impact food waste has on our planet, shares her tips for reducing it in our everyday lives, and so much more.
You might not realize how many chemicals you and your kids are exposed to in a lifetime. Yet it’s important to understand where these exposures happen, how they impact your health, and how to best avoid them. In this episode, you’ll hear from Dr. Trasande, an internationally-renowned leader in environmental health, as we dig deeper into hormone-disrupting chemical exposure and what we can do to safeguard our families.
Summertime and the living is not always as easy as you think! Between managing the kids being home, vacation planning, and so much more, there's a lot going on this time of year. We’re kicking off our first episode of season four with our tips and stories about budgeting for trips, summer safety, summer activities, and everything in between. 
The mental health toll the pandemic has taken on our children is not something to take lightly. It’s important for parents to know the signs and signals kids give when they are struggling, and support them through the ups and downs. Hear from Dr. Joanne Frederick, a licensed professional mental health counselor, about how parents can listen and understand their children through the mental and emotional challenges they may face. 
Race, gender, and consent are important to discuss with our kids but they can be hard conversations to navigate as parents. We’re joined by Dr. Melissa Robinson-Brown, a licensed clinical psychologist, to talk about the importance of teaching our kids these topics. We dig deeper into intersectionality, how we as parents can address tough topics with our kids, parenting from a place of curiosity, and so much more. 
For women, and moms especially, understanding what the pelvic floor is and how to take care of it is incredibly important for our long term health and wellbeing. But what is the pelvic floor and why has it become such a hot topic? We’re joined by Dr. Gina Cunningham, a pelvic floor physical therapist, to learn more about what our pelvic floor is, why it’s so important, and what we can do to support it.
It’s easy to feel powerless in the face of climate change. With the constant bombardment of information it can be hard to know what the right actions are to take. In this episode, hear from the executive director of Project Drawdown, Dr. Jonathan Foley, about the many ways carbon drawdown is being used to fight the climate crisis. We’re digging into what that means, ways we as parents can help, everyday scientific solutions, and more.
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