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 Jul 11, 2019

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We get it. Being a mom is full-on and full-time. Equal parts FUN and WTF. Our kids don’t come with instructions, and it’s ok if we don’t have all the answers. We’ll figure it out together. The best advice comes from our favorite experts and doctors, trusted mom friends, and learning on the job. Get your coffee — or wine! — and tune in to hear us spill it all. We got this. This is MOM BRAIN with Hilaria Baldwin and Daphne Oz.


Episode Date
Potty Training During The Pandemic With Momma and Actress Katie Lowes
00:43:43

Katie Lowes is an actor's actor, a star on stage and screen. Her breakout role came as Quinn Perkins in the ABC drama Scandal. She got her start in shows like The Sopranos, Without a Trace, NCIS, and Grey's Anatomy. Katie and her actor husband, Adam Shapiro, made their Broadway debut in the musical, Waitress in 2018. She will star in the upcoming Netflix series Inventing Anna. Katie is also the host of her own podcast Katies Crib, where she talks to different guests about the ups and downs of parenting. She and her husband live in LA with their 2 year-old son, Albee.

Katie gets real with Hilaria and Daphne about everything from potty training during the pandemic to the joys of hard kombucha, plus she gets honest and personal about her struggles with postpartum anxiety. These are our favorite kinds of chats, the girlfriend/mom kind!


Favorite Things:

Hilaria: Potette Plus 2-in-1 Travel Potty

Daphne: Eden Grinshpan's maple tahini banana bread and Mrs. Anderson’s Silicone Loaf Pan

Katie: Hard Kombucha


Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our YouTube channel! We also invite you to become a member of Mom Brain's official Facebook Group.

Jul 08, 2020
Front Line Mom | Dr. Florencia Segura
00:20:26

We're spotlighting another amazing mom on the front lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Dr. Florencia Segura is a board-certified pediatrician, advocate and mother. She is a Children's National Medical Center trained pediatrician who works at Einstein Pediatrics in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.

She talks to Hilaria and Daphne about her experience as a doctor during the pandemic and the common questions she gets from parents. Plus, the struggle to fulfill her oath as a doctor and care for her patients while being careful not to bring the virus home to her family. She also touches on the anxiety she's facing while being pregnant during the pandemic and the steps she's taking to give birth safely during this difficult time. 

Jul 03, 2020
The Secret To Happiness with Yale's Dr. Laurie Santos
00:52:41

After witnessing depression take hold of her students at Yale, Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University, Dr. Laurie Santos decided to do something about it. What she did was launch the most popular class in Yale's 300 year history. Laurie teaches the famous happiness course, Psychology and the Good Life and hosts the Happiness Lab Podcast. In 2007 she was featured in Popular Science's "Brilliant Ten" young scientists and the following year was awarded Yale's prestigious Stanton Prize.

Dr. Santos talks to Hilaria and Daphne about her research pertaining to happiness and fulfillment in humans. They cover the actual science and data that correlates to human fulfillment and happiness. Plus, young people's complicated relationship with social media and how it can lead to their feelings of unfulfillment. She discusses tips on how to feel happier and how happiness is a practice, which is quite attainable when you give your mind and body the right nourishment.


Favorite Things:

Hilaria: Goat-Milk children's clothing

Daphne: Mighty Kids

Laurie: The Stoic Challenge: A Philosopher's Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer, and More Resilient by William B. Irvine 


Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our YouTube channel! We also invite you to become a member of Mom Brain's official Facebook Group.

Jul 01, 2020
Front Line Mom | Dr. Hina Talib
00:28:22

There are so many amazing moms doing incredible things in the world and we want to shed some light on some of the unsung hero moms working on the front lines of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Hina Talib, MD is a board-certified Pediatrician and Adolescent Medicine sub-specialist, practicing at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in New York City, one of the Coronavirus’ hardest hit Burroughs, Bronx NY at the height of the pandemic. Although she is a Pediatrician, she was called to care for adult patients facing COVID-19 disease, during a recent deployment while her hospital faced the NYC peak. This was the first time she cared for adult patients since she was a medical student! 


Now, during the pandemic, she is caring for patients both in-person and by telehealth while wrangling her 2 and 4-year-old toddlers. She talks to Hilaria and Daphne about her experience on the front lines of the pandemic, the realities of stress and anxiety that quarantine is putting on children and how to handle these issues with our kids.


Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our YouTube channel! We also invite you to become a member of Mom Brain's official Facebook Group.

Jun 26, 2020
God Bless Angela Santomero, For Giving Us Daniel Tiger and Blue's Clues
00:47:20

You might not realize it, but Angela Santomero is more than likely a seminal figure to your kids. She's the 30 time Emmy nominated producer behind Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues and creator of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, not to mention PBS's Super Why, Amazon's Wishenpoof and Netflix's Charlie's Colorforms City. Needless to say Angela has created, developed, and executive produced numerous children's series all from her study of child development and psychology. Her new book is titled, Radical Kindness: The Life-Changing Power of Giving and Receiving. She is married and has two daughters.


Angela tells Daphne and Hilaria about creating programming for children that focuses on education and emotional learning. She discusses how teaching children through television is an ongoing process that evolves. Her belief is that moms shouldn't feel guilty about screen time as long as what kids are watching is educational and promotes development, which is her goal for all the kids shows she produces. She grew up on Mr. Rogers and Sesame Street and takes that wholesome programming with her into her own shows. Angela prides herself on the thorough research done to make her shows uniquely positive forces for kids.


Favorite Things:

Hilaria: Osmo 

Daphne: Andean Dream Gluten Free Quinoa Pasta

Angela: The Fosters series


Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our YouTube channel! We also invite you to become a member of Mom Brain's official Facebook Group.

Jun 24, 2020
Deepak and Mallika Chopra Want Us To Focus on Being Human
00:55:04

It's the father and daughter team of Deepak and Mallika Chopra, bringing some calm into our day. Deepak is one of the most well known figures in the wellness community. He is a physician, bestselling author, and Oprah pal. His most recent book is titled Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential. His daughter Malika is an author, motivational speaker, and meditation teacher. Her latest book is titled, Just Feel: How to Be Stronger, Happier, Healthier, and More.


Together Deepak and Malika talk to Hilaria and Daphne about how to stay grounded and focused in these turbulent times. They discuss how staying positive isn't as beneficial as giving yourself up to the unpredictableness of life. In this episode you will learn specific practices for you and your children to gain some perspective and stability. Above all, Deepak and Malika tell us to focus on our humanity and how our actions can help us to be in unison as a species in tune with everything on our planet. 


Favorite Things

Hilaria: Jack n' Jill Natural Sweetness Moisturizer

Daphne: Dino Bars

Mallika and Deepak: I am Never Alone Campaign


Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our YouTube channel! We also invite you to become a member of Mom Brain's official Facebook Group.

Jun 17, 2020
Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart on Talking To Our Kids About Racism
00:49:13

Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart is a pediatric psychologist and parenting coach. She is the President and Owner of a A New Day pediatric psychology in San Antonio, Texas. Originally from Saint Croix in the Caribbean, Ann-Louise is married with 1 daughter and 1 son. 

In light of the anti-racism protests and movement for change around the country, Hilaria and Daphne talked to Dr. Lockhart about educating our children about racism, inclusiveness and equality. Ann-Louise discusses teaching children not to be colorblind but to appreciate everyone's differences, and accept them. She shares her own experiences of being a person of color and raising children of color in these crucial times.

Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our YouTube channel! We also invite you to become a member of Mom Brain's official Facebook Group.


Favorite Things:

Hilaria: No Your Rights Camp

Daphne: Boys and Girls Club of America

Ann-Louise: Diversity in Parenting Conference and A Kids Book About Racism by Jelani Memory

Jun 10, 2020
A Moment of Pause
00:00:53

In an effort to pause and reflect on the events taking place in our country, and stand in solidarity with the movement for change, equality and inclusiveness happening right now, we've decided to skip this week's episode and instead amplify the voice for change.

Mom Brain will be back next week, in the meantime we encourage you to donate to Know Your Rights Camp, a nonprofit organization that aims to “advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization, and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders.” We support them in their mission and you can too. Visit https://www.knowyourrightscamp.com/ to donate and learn more. Together, let's create the change we desperately need.

Jun 03, 2020
The Science of Friendship with Lydia Denworth
00:53:04

Lydia Denworth wants you to know the power of friendship. She's a mom of 3 boys, a science journalist, contributing editor of the Scientific American, and writer of multiple incredibly well researched and scientifically backed books tackling various topics like the relationship of sound in children or the debate about lead and children. Her latest release, Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond is out now wherever books are sold. It delves into the neurological effects of friendship and socialization on humans. 

Lydia talks to Hilaria and Daphne about the health benefits and the science that goes into friendships. Not only do we as humans need friendship, but it affects every part of us both mentally and physically. Everything from our immune system and sleep patterns to our mental and cognitive health, right down to a cellular level. This conversation tackles friendships from a child's perspective, adult's perspective, and of course the perspective of people being in quarantine. 


Favorite Things:

Daphne: Chosen Foods 100% Pure Avocado Oil Spray

Hilaria: Christophe Robin Mask

Lydia: Merlin Bird ID Bird Watching App


Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our YouTube channel! We also invite you to become a member of Mom Brain's official Facebook Group.

May 27, 2020
Catherine Reitman is the Consummate Workin' Mom
00:43:22

Catherine Reitman is the creator, executive producer, writer and star (alongside her husband) of the popular Netflix series Workin' Moms, which just released its fourth season. You might have also seen her in shows like "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and "Blackish." Most importantly, she's also a wife, mom of two and is working full-time during the pandemic. 

Catherine talks to Hilaria and Daphne about staying sane during quarantine, homeschooling and working with your spouse. She also opens up about her personal experience with postpartum depression, which was the impetus that helped her create the concept of Workin' Moms—as the show is based on her experiences navigating life after childbirth, trying to balance motherhood, her professional career and personal relationships.


Favorite Things

Hilaria: Hatch Holly Jumper

Daphne: Tender Leaf Wooden Toy Espresso Machine

Catherine: Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3


Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our YouTube channel! We also invite you to become a member of Mom Brain's official Facebook Group.

May 20, 2020
Tovah Klein (The Toddler Whisperer) on Childhood Development During a Pandemic
00:54:14

Tovah Klein was so delightful and informative the first time she was on Mom Brain—so it was a no brainer to get her back! Tovah is the author of 2014's How Toddlers Thrive: What Parents Can Do Today for Children Ages 2-5 to Plant the Seeds of Lifelong Success. The mother of 3 boys is also Director of the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development and Adjunct Associate Professor. With all this under her belt, it comes by no surprise that she is dubbed "The Toddler Whisperer." 

This time around, Tovah talks to Hilaria and Daphne about raising toddlers while quarantining. Tovah discusses the best ways to utilize the available technology, how to discuss the virus with your children and the importance of keeping a rhythm as a family.


Favorite Things

Hilaria: Smart Kids book series by Roger Priddy

Daphne: Disney Storyteller Series 

Tovah: "This too shall pass" mantra


Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our YouTube channel! We also invite you to become a member of Mom Brain's official Facebook Group.

May 13, 2020
Gabby Bernstein Taught Us How To Be A Super Attractor
00:56:48

Gabby Bernstein is a life coach, international speaker, and number 1 New York Times Bestseller, a prolific one at that. She has published 8 books in 9 years. Her most recent is titled, "Super Attractor: Methods for Manifesting a Life beyond Your Wildest Dreams"

In her conversation with Hilaria and DaphneGabby covers a lot of ground. She gives us tools for self regulating like Japanese healing modality, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also known as tapping, her "rage on a page" practice, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). She's also a big fan of parenting books by Daniel J. Siegal, and Peter Levine. Additionally, Gabby opens up and shares her own challenging struggles with postpartum depression. If you're a single mother, Gabby wants to support you and offered to give access to her courses, if email support@gabbybernstein.com and mention you heard her talk about it on Mom Brain. She's also offering an anxiety relief workshop to any interesed moms. So take some breaths, relax, and use this episode to calm yourself during quarantining. 


Parenting Books Gabby Suggests:

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

Trauma-Proofing Your Kids: A Parents' Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience


Gabby's Anxiety Relief Course: https://www.gabbywebinar.com/relief/

Support for single moms: support@gabbybernstein.com


Favorite Things

Hilaria: Moroccanoil Dry Scalp Treatment

Daphne: Homemade Privacy Screen for Her Children

Gabby: Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer


Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our YouTube channel! We also invite you to become a member of Mom Brain's official Facebook Group.

May 06, 2020
Dr. Cara Natterson Tells Us How to Decode Boys
01:03:16

Dr. Cara Natterson is a pediatrician, New York Times bestselling author—and is currently quarantining at home with her family, just like you. If one thing is for sure, it's that Cara knows a lot about raising kids. The proof is in the book she wrote all about boys and puberty, Decoding Boys: New Science Behind the Subtle Art of Raising Sons

In this episode, Cara, Hilaria and Daphne get into all the nitty-gritty you're terrified to talk to your kids about. From sex and masturbation to the #MeToo movement, bullies, and how we handle boys and girls differently when it comes to puberty, for better or worse. Plus, they talk about the importance of communication, especially while you're socially distancing with your family.


Favorite Things

Hilaria: YOGA para niños - Las posturas de los animales del mar Yoga video

Daphne: Simple Mills Almond Flour Cracker Snack Pack

Cara: Hugs from her children


Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our YouTube channel! We also invite you to become a member of Mom Brain's official Facebook Group.

Apr 29, 2020
Embracing The Positives of Quarantine With Alicia Silverstone
00:34:37

If you're a child of the 90s, you no doubt know actress, author, and entrepreneur Alicia Silverstone. She was the star of hit movies like Clueless, The Crush or Blast From The Past and authored multiple books on diet, health and wellness. She also blogs at her website TheKindLife.com and her new film “Bad Therapy” with Rob Cordry is out now on video on demand. She's also a passionate vegan and animal rights activist.

Alicia talks to Hilaria and Daphne about how she's embracing the extra time with her son during quarantine and how they share moments together cooking and gardening. She also discusses how she raised her son vegan and encouraged him to love natural wholesome foods, which is the key to his calm demeanor. Plus, how a clean diet and enough sleep helps her keeping her cool when the challenges of parenting arise.  


Favorite Things:

Hilaria: Beyblades

Daphne: Professional Grade Gummy Bear Molds

Alicia: Quality time with her son lying in bed and living in the moment


Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our YouTube channel! We also invite you to become a member of Mom Brain's official Facebook Group.

Apr 22, 2020
Seeking Wisdom From All Moms with Laura Prepon
00:55:18

We're thrilled to have a second episode with the funny and awesome, Laura Prepon. Of course you know her as the incredibly accomplished actor, director and best selling author from "That '70's Show" and Netflix's, "Orange Is the New Black." Her latest book is an incredible and unapologetic memoir, titled You and I, as Mothers: A Raw and Honest Guide to Motherhood, in which she speaks to mothers of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds, including our very own Daphne Oz, to find wisdom from each unique mother's perspective. Laura is married to actor Ben Foster and is the mother of two, having just welcomed a new baby boy into their family.

This time around, Laura opens up to Hilaria and Daphne about how she's trying to find normalcy while quarantining with her family. They discuss Laura's personal experience of having a baby after a miscarriage and more intimate stories from her new book, including her relationship with her own mother. Also, why cooking is such a major part of her life, oh and Hilaria makes a pretty big announcement! 


Favorite Things

Hilaria: Late July Peanut Butter Crackers

Daphne: Traditional Medicinals Gypsy Cold Care Seasonal Tea

Laura: Margaux & May Swaddle Blankets


Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our YouTube channel! We also invite you to become a member of Mom Brain's official Facebook Group.

Apr 15, 2020
Homeschooling Help Is On The Way With Mariah Bruehl of Playful Learning
00:53:25

If you're like us you're so much more appreciative of your kids' teacher these days. This episode is for all the quarantined moms that are drowning in emails of lesson plans and virtual conferences with teachers. For our Mom Brain tribe that's trying to decode how in the world teachers get kids to listen and focus.  Mariah Bruehl is author of the 2011 book, Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder, and Founder of both Playful Learning, an online resource for children, parents, and teachers, and the Playful Learning Studio, an educational center for children 2 to 8. Her most recent book is 2018’s Real-Life Rules: A Young Person's Guide to Self-Discovery, Big Ideas, and Healthy Habits.

Mariah explains to Hilaria and Daphne how you can make teaching your kids at home easier and more efficient. She lays out helpful strategies and reminds us that parents shouldn't put too much pressure on themselves in these uncertain times.

Check out more about Mariah and Playful Learning online at Playfullearning.net. Plus a list of resources at https://linktr.ee/playfullearning.


Favorite Things:

Hilaria: Math Dice Jr. and Alphabet Jumbo Dice

Daphne: DIY Fairy Night Light

Mariah: Carson Magnifying Glass Bug Catcher and Carson Binoculars


Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our YouTube channel! We also invite you to become a member of Mom Brain's official Facebook Group.

Apr 08, 2020
Changing the Way We Treat and View Children's Mental Health With Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge
00:57:53

Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge is a pediatric psychologist, founder and director of Dr. Roseann and Associates, and a neurofeedback practitioner. She is also co-author of 2018’s Brain Under Attack: A Resource for Parents and Caregivers of Children with PANS, PANDAS, and Autoimmune Encephalitis.


In this episode, Dr. Roseann talks to Hilaria and Daphne about how she has helped to reverse some of the conditions of autism, ADHD, and PANS/PANDAS in children. She discusses how she uses diet, biofeedback, and neurofeedback to treat her patients. It's a deep conversation that covers a lot of ground that may be helpful to you or friend who has a child going through these debilitating conditions. 


Favorite Things:

Daphne: Siete Flour Grain Free Tortillas

Hilaria: Gryph and IvyRose Probiotic for Kids

Dr. Roseann: Heartmath device


Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our YouTube channel! We also invite you to become a member of Mom Brain's official Facebook Group.


Apr 01, 2020
You Asked We Answered - Mom Mail #7 (Breast Milk, Biting, Eczema, Beagle Ears and More!)
00:36:26

As we all adjust to quarantined life and the norms of social distancing, we decided to open the Mom Brain inbox and answer your questions on another episode of Mom Mail! This edition is a rollercoaster ride as we cover topics that are silly, serious, and even deeply personal. Hilaria and Daphne go deep talking about everything from miscarriages to how to exercise and wear your sports bra while jogging. Plus, switching from breast milk to baby formula and more!


Topics Covered: 

  • Transition from breast milk to formula
  • Baby biting
  • Handling your child's meltdown
  • Conceiving after a miscarriage
  • How to keep your boobs looking good while running
  • Eczema in moms and babies


Products Mentioned:

Holle goat milk formula

Nordic Naturals baby DHANuk Sippy Cups

Vanicream

Waxelene


Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our YouTube channel! We also invite you to become a member of Mom Brain's official Facebook Group.

Mar 25, 2020
We Fan-Girled Over Jane Fonda with Celeb Trainer Tracy Anderson
00:51:04

Tracy Anderson has made a name for herself training stars and training you. After Gwyneth Paltrow worked with Tracy for the first Iron Man film, the actress was so impressed she teamed up with Tracy and the two became partners. Releasing countless fitness DVDs, hosting online streaming sessions, and opening gyms in multiple continents, the Tracy Anderson Method is a major force in the fitness world. Everyone from Madonna to one of your girlfriends, sings the praises of Tracy Anderson and her method. 

In this episode, Tracy tells Hilaria and Daphne about her journey from a young, overweight dancer to fitness guru. Tracy discusses how she deals with the age gap between her two kids. Oh and the episode wonderfully evolves into a love fest for fitness pioneer, Jane Fonda


Favorite Things:

Daphne: Tacoola Bathing Suits

Hilaria: Smart Protection Shampoo and Conditioner

Tracy: C & the Moon Body Scrub


Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our YouTube channel! We also invite you to become a member of Mom Brain's official Facebook Group.

Mar 18, 2020
New Mom Daniella Monet Gives Us a Peek at How She Does It All
00:30:01

Daniella Monet juggles a lot these days. She's an actress, singer, entrepreneur, podcast host, partner and mother of one.

You may know Daniella best from playing the fan-favorite character of Trina Vega throughout all four seasons of Nickelodeon's Victorious from 2010 to 2013. More recently, Daniella partnered up with actress Evanna Lynch to create Kinder Beauty Box, a vegan and cruelty-free monthly subscription service that delivers clean products to your door. Aside from all that, Daniella is a co-owner of Los Angeles-based vegan Mexican restaurant Sugar Taco. Plus, she is an investor of Outstanding Foods, a cruelty-free, vegan snack company. She also hosts her very own podcast, Adulting like a Mother Father, alongside her partner, Andrew Gardner.

In this episode, Daniella dishes to Hilaria and Daphne about birthing her son last September – and the joys and challenges of being a first-time mom. Additionally, she talks about balancing her entrepreneurial projects and podcast while raising a new baby.


Favorite Things:

Daphne: Lenny the Lobster Can't Stay for Dinner by Michael Buckley

Hilaria: Think! Protein Bars

Daniella: Yeti Thermos


Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our YouTube channel! We also invite you to become a member of Mom Brain's official Facebook Group.

Mar 11, 2020
We Talked Fashion, Ex-Boyfriends and C-Sections With Arielle Charnas
00:50:06

Arielle Charnas started Something Navy, her fashion blog and Instagram account, in 2009 to impress her boyfriend at the time. By 2017 she had over a million followers on Instagram, launched her first collection with Nordstroms, and said boyfriend became her ex boyfriend. Now she has a long term contract with Nordstroms, and the release of her collections causes online site crashes due to insanely high demand. She juggles all of that with a loving supportive husband, and two beautiful kids. 

In this episode Arielle tells Hilaria and Daphne how her career took off, and what separates her from other fashion influencers. Plus, how she approaches assembling her popular outfits. She also goes opens up about her experience with her c-section and the struggles she faced afterward.


Favorite Things:

Hilaria: Ibiza Hair Brush

Daphne: Bright from the Start: The Simple, Science-Backed Way to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind from Birth to Age 3 by Jill Stamm

Arielle: Biologique Recherche VIP O2 Mask & Melissa & Doug Self-Correcting Alphabet Letter Puzzles


Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our new YouTube channel! Join our Facebook Group by searching Mom Brain Podcast on FB.

Mar 04, 2020
Lenore Skenazy Wants Us to Free Range Our Kids
00:51:01

Lenore Skenazy has been fighting against helicopter parenting ever since 2008 when she published her controversial and eye-opening column about letting her then 9-year-old ride the subway home alone. That inspired her to found Free-Range Kids, which consists of a book, blog and movement dedicated to the belief that kids are not in constant danger. Her book is titled Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry). Lenore is also president of Let Grow, a non-profit organization that promotes independence for kids. Previous to these roles, Lenore was a reporter-turned-columnist at The New York Daily News for nearly 14 years.

In this episode, Lenore tells Hilaria and Daphne about the virtues of allowing children to be reasonably more independent and take more chances. She says that letting kids play on their own can free them from fears and allow them to problem solve on their own, which will only benefit them as they mature. 


Favorite Things:

Daphne: Rite in the Rain All-Weather Top-Spiral Notebook

Hilaria: Carson BugView Quick-Release Bug Catching Tool

Lenore: Free to Learn by Peter Gray


Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our YouTube channel! We also invite you to become a member of Mom Brain's official Facebook Group.

Feb 26, 2020
Jillian Michaels Wants Us To Make Smart Choices
00:49:53

Jillian Michaels is a fitness superstar. You know her from NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and her numerous television appearances. She's also a bestselling author and businesswoman who launched the company Empowered Media in 2008. She now hosts "The Jillian Michaels Show" podcast and runs "My Fitness App" as well. She's also the mother of 2 kids. 

In this episode, Jillian tells Hilaria and Daphne how she attempts to get her kids to eat healthy and excited about being active. Plus, how maintaining your weight comes down to a simple equation. Jillian says it all comes down to smart choices. When you're not feeling motivated, be sure to do something, even if it's something small. Because something is better than nothing, and will lead to more. Just get started!


Favorite Things:

Hilaria: Big Block Singsong "Big Foot"

Daphne: Hu Grain-Free Crackers

Jillian: Alaya Organic Super Greens Powder


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Feb 19, 2020
Leah + Rae Founder Brittany Peltz Buerstedde on Family, Doulas and Crystals
00:39:20

Brittany Peltz Buerstedde is a former competitive ice skater turned wife, mom and designer. In 2018, Brittany launched Leah + Rae, a children's clothing brand named after her two daughters. Brittany also welcomed a boy into the family when she gave birth to her son, Phoenix Blue, last year.

In this episode, Brittany discusses everything from launching a kids' clothing line to balancing between a career and family. She also goes into detail about her reasons for choosing a doula for her most recent labor. She's even got some breastfeeding tips! Plus, the ladies get a little woo-woo when Brittany brings up her love of crystals. 


Favorite Things:

Hilaria: Oxo Containers

Daphne: Leah + Rae children's clothes

Brittany: Tatcha Face Mask


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Feb 12, 2020
Our Kids' Education At Home Vs Abroad With Teru Clavel
00:47:46

It's time to get an international education on education. Teru Clavel is a comparative education and international education expert. She is the author of the Amazon bestselling book, World Class: One Mother's Journey Halfway Around the Globe in Search of the Best Education for Her Children. Teru is also an education journalist, college consultant, and mother to three kids who have gone to school in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, California, and New York. 


Teru gives Hilaria and Daphne her take on why the United States is falling behind on education. She discusses how certain Asain countries value education and how the US can benefit from those lessons. Oh and Teru also touches on her love of hip hop.


Favorite Things:

Hilaria: Carson Dellosa Basic Sight Words Flash Cards

Daphne: Visual Calendar

Teru: Hip Hop


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Feb 05, 2020
Prepping For All That Comes Postpartum With Dr. Alyssa Berlin
00:44:00

Having a baby is an extraordinary time of change, both physical and psychological. In this episode of Mom Brain, we talk about the latter – what to expect and how to prepare for the addition of a baby to your life. Not only is Dr. Alyssa Berlin a mother of four, but she is also a clinical psychologist who specializes in pregnancy, postpartum and parenting. Alyssa is also the creator of The AfterBirth Plan Workshop, a program helping couples prepare for the challenges that come with raising a newborn. She believes these postpartum challenges are actually predictable and preventable – or at least addressable.


AlyssaHilaria and Daphne have a wide ranging conversation that focuses on postpartum and perinatal anxiety disorders (PMADs) and how they differ from the "baby blues." She also discusses how partners can keep their relationship alive while raising children. Maybe putting sex on the calendar isn't such a bad idea after all!


Favorite Things:

Hilaria: K9 Granola Factory Green Bean Chips Dog Treats


Daphne: Apple Park organic toys 


Alyssa: Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts: A Healing Guide to the Secret Fears of New Mothers by Karen Kleiman


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Jan 29, 2020
Understanding Bipolar Disorder In Children With Julie Fast
00:54:46

Julie A. Fast is not only a bipolar expert, a national speaker, and author, she also has lived with bipolar disorder since she was a teenager. Julie is the author of numerous books including 2004's Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder. She was a consultant for Claire Danes on the Showtime series Homeland, as her character Carrie Mathison suffered from severe Bipolar disorder. As a family and partner coach, Julie has incredibly specific systems when it comes to dealing with bipolar disorder in children and/or living with someone suffering from Bipolar. She is a nationally recognized expert in mental health.

In this fascinating episode, Julie defines bipolar disorder and discusses her systems of helping families deal with the illness. She talks about empathy training, charting, and treatments. Julie impresses Hilaria and Daphne with her command of the issue and her eloquence. This is an important episode whether or not bipolar is in your family or not.

Favorite Things:

Hilaria: Dazzle Dry Nail Polish

Daphne: Bjornqorn Popcorn

Julie: Being with Her Nephew


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Jan 22, 2020
Finding Order In The Chaos with Julie Morgenstern!
00:51:21

Julie Morgenstern is an organization and productivity expert. She is the author of several New York Times bestselling books including, "Time to Parent: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You" and "Organizing from the Inside Out." For over 30 years Julie has helped people, companies and most importantly PARENTS, overcome disorganization to achieve their goals by designing “Inside Out” systems of time and space that feel natural, and easy to maintain. Be sure to check out her latest book "Time To Parent" which is out now.

In this episode, Julie talks about becoming organized after she became a parent, and the benefits of being organized. The goal being organization helps you be present with your kids. Plus, how we can teach our children organization skills at a very young age! She provides tons of insight on being organized with parenting, your home and everything else in your life. 

Favorite Things:

Daphne: Sliced Tiger Nuts 

Hilaria: Nexel Wire Shelf

Julie: The Sleep Cycle App

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Jan 15, 2020
Babies, Backgammon, and Turning Hobbies into Businesses with Haylie Duff
00:35:25

Haylie Duff is an actress and singer you know from countless movies and tv shows. She was in the cult classic, “Napoleon Dynamite” and the series “7th Heaven” and “Lizzie McGuire”. She has a cooking blog, RealGirlsKitchen.com, and is the author of the cookbook The Real Girl's Kitchen. She is the co-founder of Little Moon Society, an ethically produced children and women’s clothing company. If that's not enough Haylie is the proud mama of two beautiful daughters, Ryan and Lulu.

Haylie tells Hilaria and Daphne about how she implements some of her favorite lessons from her childhood into her home and how she turned her hobbies into businesses. She discusses getting her picky eaters to try new foods, and tells a particularly good fish story. Be sure to stick around until the end to hear the true or false game!


Favorite Things:

Hilaria: Kosas Beauty Tinted Face Oil Foundation

Daphne: Little Moon Society Children's Clothes

Haylie: Spades and Backgammon


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Jan 08, 2020
Talking Women's Birth Rights With Sara Ojjeh
00:47:21

Sara Ojjeh wants you to have the birth you want to have. She's a trained birth doula, birth rights activist, philanthropist and mom of three young boys. After supporting her sister-in-law during her labor, Sara got the idea to go all in and become a doula. She has also become an activist focusing on women's birth rights here in the US. Sara is a producer for the upcoming documentary film "Born Free," which tackles maternal mortality in the U.S. 

In this episode, Sara discusses how it's the right of every woman to choose how she wants to deliver her baby, but in the U.S. it is not that simple. Many women face an uphill battle if they want something other than what insurance covers (or God forbid, they don't have insurance). Her documentary “Born Free” sheds light on some eye opening facts – like how in the U.S., the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 births between 1995 and 2015 has risen by 30% – or that black mothers in the U.S. are 4 times more likely to die of childbirth complications than white mothers.

Together with Hilaria and Daphne, they discuss Sara's choice of home birth and what it's like to give birth to twins. Plus, they talk about maternity mortality rates and how the U.S. can do better when it comes to how we treat mothers in labor. A great resource for expectant moms to be informed is childbirthconnections.org.


Favorite Things:

Hilaria: Orgain Organic Protein Powder

Daphne: Tangle Teezer

Sara: iPhone Bedtime Setting


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Jan 01, 2020
You Asked We Answered - Mom Mail #6 (How Do I Spice Up My Marriage After Having Kids???)
00:46:35

The Mom Brain email is overflowing, and that means it's time for another episode of Mom Mail. We answer all the questions on the minds of our Mom Brain tribe. Hilaria and Daphne delve into all kinds of topics, including postpartum fitness, organization, sex and romance in the aftermath of babies. There's a lot to go over, and we've got you covered!


Topics Covered:

  • Getting fit post labor
  • Where to store all those photos of the kids on your phone
  • Baby proofing the house
  • Organizing the chaos of toys
  • Keeping romance alive after having kids


Products Mentioned:


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Dec 25, 2019
Teaching Our Kids Mindsight and Fostering Their Internal Compass With Dr. Dan Siegel
00:56:30

If you've listened to past episodes of Mom Brain there's one name that has come up many times by past guests, and that name is Dr. Dan Siegel. He is a Neuropsychiatrist, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He's also the NY Times best-selling author of countless parenting books, most notably The Whole-Brain Child. His new book The Power of Showing Up will be out on 1/7/20.


Dr. Siegel discusses the importance of present parenting and building valuable relationships with our kids. Also, how to help our children listen to their WHOLE body (gut, heart, mind and more) to develop "mindsight," and the "internal compass" that will help them through emotionally challenging periods of life. Plus, a scientific look at the importance of empathy, tenderness, and presence.


Favorite Things:

Dr. Siegel: GRATITUDE and taking the time every day to acknowledge what we are grateful for. 

Hilaria: The documentary, America The Beautiful

Daphne : California Baby Eucalyptus Bath Drops for Kids


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Dec 18, 2019
We Learned All About The Sacred Feminine Arts And The Mystery Of The Jade Egg
00:49:31

This conversation if for the feminine collective. Get ready to hear all about the divine feminine energy in all of us, because when Fausta Tamburino stops by the conversation is going to get real exciting. Fausta is a yoga teacher and acupuncturist who has a private practice in New York City. She has been immersed in wellness practices for over 30 years. She specializes in pelvic floor rehab through taoist jade egg practice.

Fausta tells Hilaria and Daphne about growing up rejecting the church then finding herself in yoga and the wellness sphere. She goes through her different processes with clients and how the jade egg practice received criticism. It's a conversation about wellness, spirituality, sensuality, and orgasms. Enjoy!


Favorite Things:

Hilaria: Mutha Body Butter

Daphne: Lilys Chocolate Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

Fausta: Mixing Heritage Store Rosewater with Rose Essential Oil from Original Swiss Aromatics


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Dec 11, 2019
Surviving Breast Cancer With Gretta Monahan
00:58:18

Gretta Monahan is the Founder and CEO of Gretta Enterprises, an award winning beauty, spa, and fashion brand. You've likely seen her as the lifestyle expert on shows like The View and The Rachel Ray Show. She's also the superstar mom to Kai and Rio. She has an MBA from Harvard Business School, but nothing could prepare her for the emotional experience of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.


In this very special episode, Gretta walks Daphne and Hilaria through her journey that starts with a cancer scare 5 years ago while undergoing in vitro fertilization, then to her yearly mammogram last spring where her cancer was discovered. She eloquently discusses the complex issues of going through IVF while knowing she was at risk. She talks in detail her journey from diagnosis to treatment, and breast reconstruction. She completed her 12th and final round of chemotherapy the day before this recording and is a proud survivor! Listen to this episode without distraction. Take Gretta's advice, stay vigilant, and be the boss of your own body.


Favorite Things:

Hilaria: Beachwaver Curling Iron

Daphne: YETI Rambler Mug

Gretta: Toga Boots

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Dec 04, 2019
The Story Of How Sutton Foster's Daughter Found HER
00:46:33

Sutton Foster is a Tony Award-winning actress, singer, and dancer and yet she says the hardest thing she's ever done is getting her 2 and a half year-old daughter ready for school on time. Sounds like a perfect Mom Brain guest! Sutton has performed in 11 shows on Broadway, has won 2 Tony’s and is the star of the TV Land show, Younger. She has 3 albums out, most recently 2018’s “Take Me To The World”. More importantly, she is the mother of her 2 year-old daughter, Emily Dale Griffin. 

Sutton opens up to Hilaria and Daphne about deciding to be a mom later in life and the challenges she had conceiving. Plus, her difficult experience with IVF, which ultimately led to the decision to adopt. It's an emotional rollercoaster of a conversation that ends with a fun game of "How Well Do You Know Your Kid?"


Favorite Things:

Hilaria: Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

Daphne: Quinton Isotonic Dietary Supplement 

Sutton: Her childhood pillowcase


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Nov 27, 2019
Guiding Our Kids From Lizard Brain To Wizard Brain With Dr. Aliza Pressman
01:08:33

Here's another episode of Mom Brain chock full of practical advice, so break out your notepad. Aliza Pressman, M.A., Ph.D. is a developmental psychologist certified in parent management training from the Yale Parenting Center, and a mother of 2 daughters. Among her many accolades, she earned her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences with a fellowship at the National Center for Children and Families. She is also co-founder of SeedlingsGroup and co-founding director of the Mt. Sinai Parenting Center. Aliza helps parents, through science-based research, navigate the tricky aspects of raising kids. Be sure to check out her podcast "Raising Good Humans"

In this episode, Aliza talks with Hilaria and Daphne about the importance of moms finding groups where they feel comfortable, and where there is no judgment. Plus, she tackles issues like, how to address our children's irrational fears, whether or not we need to force our toddlers to apologize, making sure our kids accomplish important milestones without overreacting if they don't, and tons more!


Books mentioned by Dr. Pressman:

Dr. Dan Siegel: The Whole Brain Child and The Yes Brain

Dr. Marc Weissbluth: Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

Brazelton Touch Points


Favorite Things:

Hilaria: Origami Paper

Daphne: Omy Signature Ultrawashable Felt Pens

Aliza: A Baby Sound Machine


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Nov 20, 2019
Fostering Cosmic Inspiration In Our Kids With Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson
01:00:30

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist, head of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, bestselling author, host of the television series 'Cosmos,' the podcast StarTalk Radio and father of two children. He's arguably one of the most famous scientists in the world. His new book is titled Letters from an Astrophysicist – and in it, he answers random questions about the universe from fans all over the globe.

Neil joins Hilaria and Daphne to discuss sparking curiosity and imagination in our kids. Together, they talk about how to guide children's interests into math and science and how encouraging children to find answers on their own is much more enriching than giving them those answers. They also dive into how questioning the world around us is natural and that children already have an innate interest in science – but it's up to us as parents not to stifle that interest.


Favorite Things:

Hilaria: Sonix Phone Case

Daphne: The Game Changers film 

Neil: (favorite foods) Pepperoni Pizza from Joe's Pizza and Carnation Malted Milk


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Nov 13, 2019
Supermom To 6 Kids By Day, Dateline Correspondent By Night - It's Andrea Canning!!!
00:38:54

We finally found a mom with more kids than Hilaria and Daphne! Andrea Canning is a mom of six. That should be enough of an introduction, but she is also a Dateline correspondent at NBC, screenwriter for Hallmark and Lifetime movies, and wife of US Marine Lt. Col. Tony Bancroft. Born in Ontario, Canada, she became an ABC News correspondent covering the White House and the Iraq War. She also contributes to NBC's Today, NBC Nightly News, and MSNBC. 

Andrea tells Hilaria and Daphne how she juggles her hard-hitting career while raising 6 kids. She discusses how a cold email got her a gig writing movies for Lifetime and Hallmark, and how working for Dateline has shaped aspects of her parenting. You'll hear about her experience with in vitro fertilization which resulted in her 6th kid and first son. She brought along three of her daughters who participated in our Mom Brain game, "Name your kid's candy!"


Favorite Things:

Hilaria: Donna Salyers' Fabulous-Furs

Daphne: Bada Bean Bada Boom Snacks

Andrea: Bubblebum Booster Seat


Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our new YouTube channel!

Nov 06, 2019
The Fantastic Fashion Adventures of Eva Chen
00:46:44

Eva Chen is a mother of two and has the coolest day job, overseeing fashion as the Director of Fashion Partnerships at Instagram! Before that, she worked at Harper's Bazaar, Elle and Teen Vogue and was Lucky Magazine's youngest editor-in-chief who was handpicked by "The Devil Wears Prada" herself, Ana Wintour. 

Inspired by her daughter's attempts at trying new things to figure out what she likes, Eva started writing the Adventures of Juno Valentine, a children's series in which the young Juno learns about her likes/dislikes through new experiences. Make sure to pick up Eva's latest book, Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure.

Eva talks about her various career paths and the lessons she's learned from her kids. Plus, being a present parent, her top travel and beauty advice, and how she pulls off those signature IG selfies.


Favorite Things:

Hilaria: Marc Jacobs Eyeliner

Daphne: Dagne Dover Backpacks

Eva: Reusable Bamboo Makeup Remover and Reusable Paper Towels


Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our new YouTube channel!

Oct 30, 2019
Fun Is The Main Ingredient With David Burtka
00:50:56

We're increasing our dad count on Mom Brain with David Burtka! He's an actor, chef, father of twins, and the husband of Neil Patrick Harris. You've probably seen him in films like "Dance-Off", "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas", the series "How I Met Your Mother", "American Horror Story," and much more. He has also been a judge for "Beat Bobby Flay", "Top Chef Masters" and "Worst Cooks in America." His new cookbook is titled Life Is a Party: Deliciously Doable Recipes to Make Every Day a Celebration

In this episode, David discusses fatherhood, marriage, and relearning math through his kids. Also, the incredible story of how his twins were conceived with an egg donor, a surrogate, and both his and Neil's own DNA. Plus, David talks about the elaborate imagination that goes into every meal in their table, and why fun is always on the agenda in their household. 



Favorite Things:

Hilaria: GoMacro MacroBars

Daphne: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

David: Breathe B12 Methylated Vitamin B12 Diffuser


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Oct 23, 2019
Daphne's Back Just In Time For The Season 2 Premiere - Jeannie Gaffigan And Her Incredible Story!!!
00:56:33

In this very special season 2 premiere episode of Mom Brain, Jeannie Gaffigan stops by to tell us about incredible life changing story. Jeannie is a director, producer, writer, and mom of 5 children. Her husband is comedian Jim Gaffigan. In 2017 a benign tumor was found in Jeannie's brain the size and shape of a pear. For the past 2 years Jeannie has dealt with brain surgery, complications, throat surgery, and recovery. Her new book, When Life Gives You Pears: The Healing Power of Family, Faith, and Funny People, chronicles her amazing journey of family, love and what happens when a mom is faced with a life altering . 

In this episode Jeannie articulates what it's like to be an incapacitated mom, while she dealt with all of the issues stemming from her brain surgery. She discusses her tumor, her kids, her husband, the benefits (and trials) of having a large family, and faith. Make sure you stick around after the episode for the bonus Mom Brain game.


Favorite Things:

Hilaria: Curie White Tea Deodorant 

Daphne: Buckwheat Mushroom Rice Ramen by Lotus Foods

Jeannie: Smelling her children's heads


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Oct 16, 2019
Mindfully Navigating Tech and Parenting with Nancy Colier
00:52:54

Nancy Colier holds many titles. She's a psychotherapist, an interfaith minister, author, mindfulness educator, relationship coach, plus a wife and mom of 2 girls. Her most recent book is 2016's The Power of Off: The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World. You may have seen her featured on Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, RT America, and the New York Times. Nancy is also a regular blogger for Psychology Today


This episode of Mom Brain is all about technology and children. How we balance our need for technology while acknowledging some of the harmful effects screens and social media might have on us and our kids. Nancy discusses how both children and adults can change their mindset when it comes to dependency on cell phones and look to be more mindful while using their devices.


Favorite Things:

Hilaria: Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, by Peter A. Levine

Daphne: Blank journal

Nancy: A rubber bouncy ball 


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Oct 09, 2019
Seeing Is Believing - Eye Care For Our Kids With Dr. Emily Ceisler
00:50:36

It's time to talk about eye care for your children. Dr. Emily Ceisler is a board certified pediatric ophthalmologist and strabismus surgeon in a private practice in Manhattan. Emily has a medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed her residency in ophthalmology at Harvard’s Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She performs pediatric eye surgery at NYU Medical Center and the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary.

In this episode Dr. Ceisler covers a lot of ground. Things get technical when it comes to how to treat different forms of "lazy eye". She talks about the different ways to get kids comfortable when they have to wear glasses or even eye patches to school. A main takeaway is to remember to get your kids checked early.

Favorite Things:

Hilaria: Tinkle Eyebrow Razor 

Daphne: Healthy Vegan Twix Bars recipe from Alphafoodie

Emily: Miraflez glasses for children, Zoobug glasses for children

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Oct 02, 2019
Preschool Primer with Pre-School Teacher Jeanné Graham
00:55:52

For over a decade Jeanné Graham has been a preschool teacher in New York City for children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old. She is a practitioner of the Reggio Emilia approach which is based on children learning in a self-directed curriculum. 

In this episode, Jeanné talks about how she handles conflicts in the classroom between students and the dynamics between teachers and parents. She explains how she deals with kids saying bad words and how she doesn't encourage younger children to say sorry if they don't know what the word means. 

Favorite Things:

Hilaria: A blank book

Daphne: Kickee Pants Pajamas

Jeanné: Vivian Paley books and "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" by Dr. Seuss

Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our new YouTube channel!

Sep 25, 2019
Don't Dread the Dentist with Dr. Ruby Gelman
00:47:22

Dr. Ruby Gelman is a Pediatric Dentist in private practice in New York City and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Gelman is a member of the New York County Dental Society where she serves on the Board of Directors as the Chair of the Public and Professional Relations Committee, and leads the Society’s community service efforts in children’s dental health.

This episode is all about answering questions regarding kids and teeth. How often should you buy new toothbrushes, when should your kid start going to the dentist, when does grinding teeth become a problem? Dr. Gelman wants to make your experience at the dentist as painless as possible by making sure you know how to take care of your child's teeth.

Favorite Things:

Hilaria: Philips Sonicare Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush

Daphne: bbhugme Pregnancy Pillow

Ruby: Arm & Hammer Glōbrush


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Sep 18, 2019
Nurses Are A Mom's Best Friend With Maternity Nurse Katie Verbesy
00:45:37

Nurses play a HUGE and very important role for every mom, and there are many different kinds. Labor/Delivery nurses help during the actual labor of the birth and delivery. Then postpartum nurses help after the baby is born in helping new moms recover both physically and prepare emotionally for motherhood. Katie Verbesy is a maternity nurse who helped Hilaria with 3 of her postpartum experiences.

Together Katie and Hilaria discuss the plethora of things that moms go through and should prepare for before, during and after their labor and delivery date, including breast feeding, pumping, and postpartum bleeding. Plus, asking your doctor all the questions you can think of, what to expect if your baby has to spend time in the NICU and much more!

It's a clinical, casual, frank, honest, and fun conversation you don't want to miss!


Favorite Things: 

Hilaria: Boca Terry Womens Robe

Daphne: Seedlyfe Pregnancy Smoothie

Katie: Dermoplast spray


Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our new YouTube channel!


Sep 11, 2019
Sarah Thomas' Food Adventures for Picky Eaters
00:47:29

Part of Sarah Thomas' day is curating the wine at a fancy Manhattan restaurant while the other part is filled with getting kids to try diverse food. Sarah is the co-founder, Chief Imaginator, and Story Chef at Kalamata’s Kitchen, which is both a successful children's book series and organization that aims at transforming picky eaters into adventurous ones. Sarah has written 3 Kalamata's Kitchen books which deals with the young protagonist going on food-based adventures. Sarah deals with adult eaters at her other job as sommelier at Le Bernardin in New York City. 


Sarah discusses how the Kalamata book series encourages kids to try new foods, and how the Kalamata organization works with restaurants to get kids to expand their palate. 


Favorite Things:

Hilaria: GreenPan Pans

Daphne: Guidecraft Classic Kitchen Helper Stool

Sarah: Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine


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