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Author: Kaanji and Tara

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Hosted by Gen X moms, Kaanji Irby and Tara Campbell. These two women- one Black and one White- come from different worlds, but have become close friends through their shared experiences as suburban ‘boy moms,’ working women in male-dominated workplaces, and their love of 90s hip-hop. Listen in as they chat with each other and connect with guests about parenting and pop culture and the tragedies and triumphs of motherhood with honesty, empathy and humor.
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Surviving Snovid

Surviving Snovid

2021-02-2129:07

 This episode, Kaanji and Tara share their experiences surviving the Texas winter storm that resulted in record low temps, historic snowfalls, statewide power outages, school closings, and more uncertain times! Our hosts chat about how the experience brought their parenting skills to a new level of anxiety and the lessons that they took away from this week.  They talk about the importance of community and connection, and how they and their families survived 4 days of power outages and state-mandated 'rotating blackouts' during Snovid '21.Connect with us:Clubhouse: @Kaanji and @TaraallyceBecome a Podcast Patron: www.patreon.com/blackandwhitemomcastIG:@blackandwhitemomcastKaanji: @Kaanji_irbyTara: @TatstarFor those looking to help, check out these organizations you can donate to or even volunteer with in Texas. IG:@dfwmutualaidwww.mutualaidhou.comIG: @austinmutualaidIG: @feedingtexaswww.redcross.org/local/texas/north-texas/ways-to-donate.htmlhttps://breadoflifeinc.org/
Mom, Can I Say The N** Word?  In this deeply raw and honest episode, Kaanji and Tara discuss the N word and how they have addressed the use of this word in their homes and with their families.  The discussion turns deeply personal as Kaanji discusses one of her experiences with racism. Stay tuned to the end, as our hosts lighten the mood a bit by showcasing their acting chops.  This is a can't miss episode for everyone.Connect with us:Clubhouse: @Kaanji and @TaraallyceBecome a Podcast Patron: www.patreon.com/blackandwhitemomcastIG: @blackandwhitemomcastKaanji: @Kaanji_irbyTara: @tatstar
 Do you find yourself repeating negative parenting patterns with your kids and want to break the cycle? This week, Kaanji and Tara sit down with positive parenting expert, Alexis, as she shares the pillars of this parenting style, how to incorporate positive parenting in your life, and how it changed her motherhood journey. Listen to the end for some hilarious outtakes and find out the one thing Kaanji and Alexis, unfortunately, have in common. Please subscribe, rate, and review @ Apple Podcasts. Follow us on Spotify, Amazon, Google, or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow Alexis for more positive parenting tips on IG  @motherhoodmenageries.Alexis' recommended parenting books:The Whole Brain Child by Dr. Daniel Siegel and Dr. Tina Payne BrysonThe Awakened Family by Dr. Shefali TsabaryThe Gifts of Imperfect Parenting by Brene BrownConnect with us:Become a Podcast Patron: www.patreon.com/blackandwhitemomcastClubhouse @Kaanji and @TaraallyceIG: https://www.instagram.com/blackandwhitemomcastKaanji: https://www.instagram.com/kaanji_irby/Tara: Tara Toland Campbell (@tatstar)
 Kaanji and Tara share how they celebrate and teach Black History to their kids and use February as Black History Month as a starting point for these conversations. Listen to the end of this powerful episode for our special tribute to Black legends, Henry "Hank" Aaron and Cicely Tyson. Please subscribe, rate, and review @ Apple Podcasts. Follow us on Spotify, Amazon, Google, or wherever you get your podcasts. Connect with us:Become a Podcast Patron: www.patreon.com/blackandwhitemomcastIG: https://www.instagram.com/blackandwhitemomcastKaanji: https://www.instagram.com/kaanji_irby/Tara: Tara Toland Campbell (@tatstar)
Breaking News

Breaking News

2021-01-2906:15

Podcast Family, listen up! Are you ready  to listen to bonus episodes and support keeping this podcast ad-free? Well, you can now join our exclusive private, patreon community and support this show! Check out this quick update and a sneak peek at some of the behind-the-scenes content that our patrons will have access to. Check out this quick clip as our hosts showcase their (lack of) rapping skills with a shout-out to one of Tara's favorite 90s rap songs. Mark your calendars for February 1 to sign up and join the community with other moms who are #doingthebestwecan,When you join our private, patron community and for exclusive access to unfiltered, and extra content, access to a private community, and bonus episodes each month.  Connect with us:Become a Podcast Patron: www.patreon.com/blackandwhitemomcastIG: https://www.instagram.com/blackandwhitemomcastKaanji: https://www.instagram.com/kaanji_irby/Tara: Tara Toland Campbell (@tatstar) • Instagram photos and videosPlease subscribe, rate, and review @ Apple Podcasts. Follow us on Spotify, Amazon, Google, or wherever you get your podcasts.
 This week, Kaanji and Tara get real about why so few women have friendships across racial lines. We share some life experiences and shine a light on why it is important  for moms to expand  our friendships across color lines.  Listen in as we open up and try to understand how race and fear affect our friendships and how to be intentional in promoting cross-racial friendships in our mom groups and circle of friends.Please subscribe, rate, and review @ Apple Podcasts. Follow us on Spotify, Amazon, Google, or wherever you get your podcasts.Connect with us:Podcast Fam: https://www.instagram.com/blackandwhitemomcastKaanji: https://www.instagram.com/kaanji_irby/Tara: Tara Toland Campbell (@tatstar) • Instagram photos and videosBecome a Podcast Patron: www.patreon.com/blackandwhitemomcast
Sign of the Times

Sign of the Times

2021-01-1746:01

 Listen in as we talk about the language of love - sign language - with special guest Elise Tate, CEO & author of Sign Me Up for a Happy Home. This week, Kaanji and Tara chat with Elise, as she opens up about her life as an NFL wife, mothering 2 toddlers, and her diverse and inclusive parenting resource about teaching sign language to kids. Welcome to the conversation.Learn more about Elise's book: https://www.shopsignmeup.comPlease subscribe, rate, and review @ Apple Podcasts. Follow us on Spotify, Amazon, Google, or wherever you get your podcasts.Connect with us:Podcast Fam: https://www.instagram.com/blackandwhitemomcastKaanji: https://www.instagram.com/kaanji_irby/Tara: Tara Toland Campbell (@tatstar) • Instagram photos and videos
This week's episode is all about dollars and sense.  Join us as we discuss how to talk with kids about money, budgets and financial responsibility, and how to break a cycle of financial chaos in your family.  The Motherhood and Black and White Podcast is a weekly conversation with Kaanji and Tara about motherhood- the challenges and celebrations.  This momcast is a place where motherhood and cultural learning intersect.  This week's episode is an Introduction to the momcast and the hosts- as we begin to dive into how we learn to love ourselves, flaws and all.  Welcome to the conversation. Kaanji and Tara are both anti-racism advocates and members of the leadership team for Embrace Action, an anti-racism advocacy and educational nonprofit organization.  You can learn more about Embrace Action by visiting www.embraceaction.org  Tara is a bank executive living in North Dallas with her husband and son.   A recovering overachiever that tends to stretch herself a bit thin trying to be all things to all people, she’s learning more and more about how to strive for ordinary.  She loves Beyonce, dancing in the kitchen, inappropriate conversations with her girlfriends, laughing with her family, and hyping other people up.  She’s currently halfway through an MBA program and aspires to serve in a capacity that empowers women in her community.  She is always a work in progress. Kaanji is a coach, anti-racism advocate and practicing attorney.  She’s passionate about engaging people in honest and authentic conversations about the Black experience in America.  California-born and raised and a recovering New Yorker, proud Georgetown alum Kaanji resides in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, TX with her husband and 11-year old son.  A self-professed wine connoisseur and lover of all things Prince, she holds space in the company of amazing friends and a supportive family.  Please subscribe, rate, and share!  It all begins  August 2, 2020.Join the conversation on Instagram now! https://www.instagram.com/blackandwhitemomcast/#blackandwhitemomcast
Our Year in Review

Our Year in Review

2021-01-0319:54

A new year is the perfect time for reflection and goal-setting.  This week, tune in for a mini-episode as we recap of our favorite moments from 2020 and share some of our goals for 2021. Listen to find out how Tara's New Year's Eve celebration inspired her 2021 Word of the Year.
Celebrating Kwanzaa

Celebrating Kwanzaa

2020-12-2545:50

Join us for our first annual Joyous Kwanzaa Celebration.  First, Kaanji and Tara discuss the history, practice and principles of Kwanzaa.  And later, we are joined by Kaanji's mom for a special, virtual Kwanzaa candle lighting ceremony. Listen and learn how to explain Kwanzaa to your family and friends, and recognize and honor celebrants as we amplify this African-American celebration of culture and heritage with our final episode of 2020.  Habari Gani!Follow Podcast so we can keep you up to date on things to come @blackandwhitemomcast.  Follow Tara @Tatstar and Kaanji@kaanji_irbyKaanji and Tara are both anti-racism advocates and members of the leadership team for Embrace Action, an anti-racism advocacy and educational nonprofit organization.  You can learn more about Embrace Action by visiting www.embraceaction.org  Tara is a bank executive living in North Dallas with her husband and son.   A recovering overachiever that tends to stretch herself a bit thin trying to be all things to all people, she’s learning more and more about how to strive for ordinary.  She loves Beyonce, dancing in the kitchen, inappropriate conversations with her girlfriends, laughing with her family, and hyping other people up.  She’s currently halfway through an MBA program and aspires to serve in a capacity that empowers women in her community.  She is always a work in progress. Kaanji is a coach, anti-racism advocate and practicing attorney.  She’s passionate about engaging people in honest and authentic conversations about the Black experience in America.  California-born and raised and a recovering New Yorker, proud Georgetown alum Kaanji resides in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, TX with her husband and 11-year old son.  A self-professed wine connoisseur and lover of all things Prince, she holds space in the company of amazing friends and a supportive family.  Please subscribe, rate, and share!  More coming in #2021Join the conversation on Instagram now! https://www.instagram.com/blackandwhitemomcast/#blackandwhitemomcast
 Looking to get in the holiday spirit? Grab your winter drink of choice and tune into Kaanji and Tara’s joyous jingle-jangling chat about their favorite parts of Christmas! Find out their favorite holiday music, movies, memories, and moments, and get some ideas for inclusive gifts that challenge gender and cultural norms. Let us know your favorite holiday traditions and make sure to tune in for next week’s episode where Kaanji will share with us about Kwanzaa … featuring a special celebratory moment with her mom!Don’t forget to make Tara’s Christmas wish come true by subscribing, rating and reviewing on Apple Podcasts!Follow us on social media!IG @blackandwhitemomcast
Never Have We Ever...

Never Have We Ever...

2020-12-1229:50

Have you ever forgotten your kid's birthdate?  Have you ever lied about your kid's age to get that child discount?  This week, Kaanji and Tara get to know each other a little better by playing Never Have I Ever - the Mom Edition!  Listen to this joy-inducing episode and play along. Even though this version does not include alcohol and is most definitely family friendly, it's still hilarious and very telling about our hosts' parenting choices.  Join us to find out who wins the award for Best (Worst?) Mama in this game. After hearing our answers, come over to visit us on IG, comment and let us know what you scored in our version of the game!Follow us on IG for show updates:@blackandwhitemomcastKaanji: @Kaanji_IrbyTara: @tatstar
This time of year is all about gifts, giving, and generosity. But this week’s guest mom, licensed therapist Vanessa M. Sanford, challenges us to think bigger.  How do we nurture generosity in our kids while appreciating and acknowledging the generosity they already have? Vanessa has answers for us as she challenges us to model and pursue a generosity that is collective and authentic. Join us for this week’s episode to hear Kaanji and Tara's reactions to their kids' podcast takeover, what Tara is reading on her Kindle, and which Biggie Smalls song got Kaanji through college.If you’re like us and can’t get enough of Mrs. Sanford’s wisdom, check out her website: sanfordsupportsystem.com to schedule a virtual session!Follow us on IG for show updates: @BlackandwhitemomcastKaanji: @Kaanji_IrbyTara: @TatstarLearn more about Little Loving Hands here: https://www.littlelovinghands.com/ Podcast fam, what are you reading? 
Pass the Mic

Pass the Mic

2020-11-2930:57

It's a Family Affair this episode as Kaanji and Tara take a break and pass the mic to their sons, Roman and Gage, and their college intern Tevah. This episode gives us the chance to see our hosts like never before (and maybe never again, since one son said his mom isn’t funny!) Listen with your kids to this hilarious inside look at how our hosts are REALLY doing at motherhood - straight from the source.   #doingthebestwecan #takingabreak #mute #ReviewswithRage #digressingIG: @ blackandwhitemomcastTara's IG: @tatstarKaanji's IG: @kaanji_irby
Over the Wi-fi and Through the Zoom, Thanksgiving 2020 is Here!  Grab a bite to eat and join us for this delicious, sorry, delightful Thanksgiving episode! Kaanji and Tara dish on their favorite Thanksgiving memories and traditions, and share what they're grateful for this year. The episode turns a bit more serious as Kaanji shares some health challenges and reminds us as women and moms to take our health as seriously as we would for our family members. Tara also gives us some best practices for bringing more joy into our lives through gratitude practices! Grab a slice of Patti Labelle's pumpkin pie and join the conversation.What are you grateful for this year and what are your favorite Thanksgiving dishes? Let us know on IG!IG: @ blackandwhitemomcastTara's IG: @tatstarKaanji's IG: @kaanji_irby
In this episode, we catch up and chat with journalist, author, nonprofit founder, and mother, Gretchen Carlson. You may know Gretchen as a former Miss America and the courageous woman who has been a leading voice in speaking out about workplace harassment. But you may not know what her kids thought about her stance or what she has been up to recently. Listen to this week’s powerful episode to find out more and be inspired by Gretchen’s journey, her resilience, and her courage.Follow us on IG @BlackandwhitemomcastWant to get involved in Gretchen’s work?Donate to Lift Our Voices: https://www.liftourvoices.org/ Read Be Fierce: https://www.gretchencarlson.com/books Listen to Get the News with Gretchen Carlson: https://quakemedia.com/Gretchen/ Most of all, keep supporting women in your life. As Gretchen has shown, 'One woman can make a difference, but together we rock the world.'" If you or someone you know is experiencing workplace harassment and wants free legal counsel visit: betterbrave.org or https://nwlc.org/legal-assistance/ “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey
Raising Kidpreneurs

Raising Kidpreneurs

2020-11-0834:33

This week we break tradition.  We welcome our first kids to the show! Be inspired by both kidpreneurs' desires to share their experiences and uplift others. Meet Madison, a  7-year old author with big dreams and a bigger heart, and Milo, a fearless 13-year old coding expert with a coding school for kids. And meet their incredible moms, Fionna and Sojo, who love, support, and encourage these visionaries! Join us for this fun episode that reminds us to encourage our kids to follow their passions (and to follow our own!). As Milo says, “No idea is too big.”   Follow us @Blackandwhitemomcast.Sign up for Milo’s coding class here: www.thekexpert.comFollow Madison & Fionna on IG: @100daysinsidebookKaanji's IG: @Kaanji_irbyTara's IG: @tatstar. 
The Mompostor Syndrome

The Mompostor Syndrome

2020-11-0134:46

Do you ever show up at work and feel like a fraud? Like you have to pretend your job is more important than your family? And then, when you come home, like you have to be a supermom? This one is for you.  This episode Kaanji and Tara get real about facing imposter syndrome, pay disparity, and role modeling authenticity for their children. Clutch your pearls and join us for this hilarious and heartbreaking analysis of the emerging motherhood category, “the Stuck-at-home mom.”IG: @blackandwhitemomcast
We are Survivors

We are Survivors

2020-10-2540:07

One in 8 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.  This week, runner, mom and coach, Shaluinn Fullove, shares her previvor story and talks about having a Champion mindset.  Coach Shal's story of strength and courage teaches us all about navigating sickness and setbacks, and racism and redemption as a parent. We revisit Tara's unhealthy obsession with Zac Efron and learn Kaanji's favorite distance to run.  About Coach Shal.  Shaluinn Fullove is a mom first.  She is a coach, professional runner, Director of People of autonomous technology at Lyft, and a cancer survivor.  She currently runs for Oiselle, a women's team based in Seattle. Follow us on IG @blackandwhitemomcast Find out more about Oiselle here: https://www.oiselle.com/Follow us on IG @blackandwhitemomcast
Talking Politics and Puberty w/ Child Counselor Jenny GomezWith just over 2 weeks before the election, the news cycle and social media are dominated by partisan issues and rhetoric — and our kids notice.  How can we engage them in positive, meaningful discussions? This week, Kaanji and Tara sit down with child counselor Jenny Gomez to get official guidance on how to talk to kids about politics. Do we initiate conversations or let our kids come to us? How do we give our kids space to find their own political identities? Find out in this week’s episode, and along the way, enjoy some hip-hop references and hilarious stories about talking to our kids about puberty. Voter Registration info: https://vote.gov/ We'd love to hear your experience talking with your kids about politics (or puberty!) and your word for this upcoming week. If you are enjoying the conversation, please take a moment to rate, review, subscribe and share with your friends.IG: @blackandwhitemomcastTara's IG: @tatstarKaanji's IG: @kaanji_irby Contact Jenny: https://www.gomezcounseling.com/contactwww.koonsfuller.com#newpodcastepisode #podcastsforparents #election2020 #momcrew #wereallinthistogether  #journey 
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