Mom Brain

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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
We Got Poked! The Acupuncture Episode

You're in for a hefty episode of Mom Brain chock full of detailed information! Hilaria and Daphne both swear by the practice of acupuncture and credit it for resolving many of their issues, be they digestion, postpartum recovery, menstrual cycle regulation and a lot more. They each invited their acupuncturists in to discuss the science behind how this ancient eastern form of medicine works in alleviating pain, helping with fertility, weight loss and so much more.

Also, it wouldn't be a Mom Brain episode of the ladies didn't get poked with needles live on the show. So they both got their pulses checked and were administered needles according to what the acupuncturist found was causing problems.

First up was Ann Cecil-Sterman, Hilaria's acupuncturist, a teacher, writer and fertility specialist. She is the author of the widely acclaimed, best-selling book, Advanced Acupuncture: A Clinic Manual, a required text in many acupuncture schools in the United States and more recently, The Art of Pulse Diagnosis, already a widely used text. She travels all over the United States, Europe and Australia to teach the application and methodology of the Complement Channels, the art of pulse diagnosis, (and with her husband Andrew, the use of food as medicine).

Then it was Michelle Spina, Daphne's acupuncturist, expert in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology and Oriental Medicine. Her core specialty is Women’s health issues and fertility and she's trained in Arvigo Mayan fertility massage. She’s a registered yoga teacher trained in the Core Strength Vinyasa style. 

Our Favorite Things: Brodo Bone Broth, Kings Spa and Sauna, and Jade Harmony Yoga Matt.

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Dec 12, 2018
Teaching Our Kids About Money With Alexa Von Tobel

Alexa Von Tobel has done it all. She's a NY Times best selling author and the founder and CEO of LearnVest, an award-winning financial planning site. A columnist for Vogue and Inc. She is a Certified Financial Planner who attended Harvard Business School. She’s been featured as a financial expert in countless publications and on shows like the Today show, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper 360, Katie, ABC News, Bloomberg News, and more.

Most importantly Alexa is a wife and mother of 2 (and 1 more on the way), daughter Toby and son Cashel.

Hilaria & Daphne talk with Alexa about how to introduce the concept of money and savings to our kids, practicing delayed gratification in front of our kids when it comes to being examples for them, expressing our love for our work to our kids, and so much more!

Our Favorite Things: Tracy Martyn and Tata Harper skin care products and R+Co TROPHY


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Dec 05, 2018
That Magical New Mom Bliss With Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks is a Grammy nominated singer/songwriter and actress. She rose to fame after winning season six of American Idol at age 17, becoming the youngest winner in the series' history. She’s released multiple chart topping albums and acted in numerous films. She recently gave birth to her first baby 6 months ago, a beautiful boy named Dana Isaiah Thomas Jr.

Hilaria and Daphne chat with Jordin about being a new mom, the uncanny connection between mommy and baby, and breast feeding challenges like peppermint affecting your milk supply. Plus, overcoming anxiety, her new baking series Heart of The Batter and movie Heart of The Broken Road.

Our Favorite Things: Herban Cowboy Deodorant and Simply Devine Botanicals Deodorant.

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Nov 28, 2018
Raising Our Kids In A Constantly Connected World With Stephanie Ruhle

Another dad joins us on Mom Brain! Daphne was away for today's episode so Hilaria's husband Alec Baldwin jumps into the Mom Brain co-pilot seat to give us some insight from Dadville. Together Hilaria and Alec talk to Stephanie Ruhle, NBC News correspondent and anchor of MSNBC Live. They discuss her chaotic schedule, working in media and the 24-hour news cycle. She joins us to discuss balancing a demanding career with a beautiful family, how she chooses how much of the news she exposes her kids too, why she doesn't do face painting or cotton candy and why she won't take her kids to Disney world.

We'll be back with more favorite things when Daphne returns next week!

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Nov 21, 2018
It's Ok To Be A Natural Disaster With Ginger Zee

Ginger Zee is Chief Meteorologist for ABC News and you can catch her every morning on Good Morning America, as well as contributing to other ABC shows like Nightline and ABC World News Tonight! She joins Hilaria & Daphne to discuss the parallel's between her job chasing storms and the chaotic storm of her personal life as a mom of 2, wife, author and so much more!

Ginger pulls back the curtain on her life and discusses her new book, Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I am One, where she talks about her lifelong battle with crippling depression and how she stresses the importance of mental health for all women. She discusses her romances that ranged from misguided to dangerous, and her love for her career chasing storms that sometimes takes her into the most dangerous weather events on earth. Plus, her run on Dancing With The Stars 6 weeks after giving birth, new ear piercings, tattoos and her newfound obsession with cashews.

Most importantly that it's ok for moms to make mistakes and the importance to forgive others and themselves-no matter what the outcome.

Our Favorite Things: Pure Spoon natural baby food, Cera Ve Foaming Facial Cleanser and Tata Harper Facials Cleanser.

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Nov 14, 2018
You Ask We Answer - Building Our Mom Brain Community

Our Mom Brain community is growing so fast and we love hearing from you guys so much. We've gotten so many emails from moms everywhere that we decided to dedicate a full episode to answering some of our wonderful mom emails, because we're all in this thing together! Hilaria and Daphne answer questions about traveling with kids, the mom brain dilemma, tips and hacks for keeping track of everything, the terrible twos, horrible threes and so much more!

Our Favorite Things: Hooked On Phonics books and Sisley Phyto-Cernes Eclat Under Eye Concealer.

Keep those emails coming! We read each and every one and do our best to answer them through out our episodes. We may not respond to each one but promise to get to them on the podcast. Remember to email us your questions at!

Nov 07, 2018
Teaching Our Kids Meaning, Generosity, and Originality With Adam Grant

It's our first dad on Mom Brain! Adam Grant’s list of accolades goes on and on. He’s Wharton’s top-rated professor for seven straight years. He studies how human beings can find motivation and meaning, and live more generous and creative lives. He has been recognized as one of the world's 10 most influential management thinkers and Fortune's 40 under 40. He’s a NY Times best selling author who’s books have been praised by J.J. Abrams, Richard Branson, and Malcolm Gladwell just to name a few. He hosts his own podcast, called WorkLife produced by TED. He earned his Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan, completing it in less than three years, and his B.A. from Harvard University, magna cum laude with highest honors and Phi Beta Kappa honors.

Adam is a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, and live more generous and creative lives and he applied his study of human motivation to children in aspects of giving and generosity and how that correlates to growth and positive development. Together, Adam, Hilaria and Daphne discuss how to implement kindness and giving, as well as self reliance and meaning in our children. Plus, how to discipline and compliment our kids in new ways, how to make our kids feel like they matter, and so much more!

Our Favorite Things: Waxelene Skincare products, Babyganics foam hand sanitizer and waterwipes baby wipes.

Remember to email us your questions at!

Oct 31, 2018
What is Diastasis Recti With Erika Bloom

You asked and we listened! The Mom Brain email has been blowing up and one of our most requested topics is help with Diastasis Recti, the condition which most women go through after child birth, in which the abdominal muscles separate during pregnancy and the healing process postpartum can be overwhelming for many women.

Hilaria and Daphne are joined by Erika Bloom, 20 year veteran Pilates instructor, former professional dancer, a trained doula and pre and postnatal Pilates and yoga specialist. Erika works with countless women to help them rebuild their bodies, using her custom methods to help women throughout all stages of life in rebuilding and syncing their minds and bodies. Try to get a private session at one of her studios and you'll be waiting for a while. Her client list includes, professional athletes, dancers, and celebrities, as well as those young and old, injured and healthy.

She holds dozens of certifications including 600+ hour Pilates mat and apparatus, therapeutic yoga, Klein, Alexander, Feldenkrais, Protocols of Osteoporosis, Muscle Imbalance Assessment and Correction, Nutrition, and Gait Analysis. 

Together they discussed exactly what is Diastasis Recti, how to tell if you have it , methods of healing, and much more! Erika is also a mother of 2 beautiful children and tells us how she balances her successful business with being present for her kids, and shares her nutrition and wellness routine. And as always, stuff we love that we think you will too.

Favorite Things: Arrowhead Mills Whole Grain Pancake Mix and Honest Diapers

Remember to email us your questions at!

Oct 24, 2018
Old Fashioned Family Values With Single Mom Sheryl Crow

We can list Sheryl Crow's accolades for days. Let's face it, she's an American music icon. She's a nine-time Grammy Award recipient, and her nine studio albums have sold 35 million copies worldwide; seven of them charted in the Top 10 and five were certified for Multi-Platinum sales. In addition to such No. 1 hits as “All I Wanna Do,” “Soak Up the Sun” and “The First Cut Is the Deepest,” she's lofted 40 singles into the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Top 40, Adult Contemporary, Mainstream Top 40 and Hot Country Songs charts, with more No. 1 singles in the Triple A listings than any other female artist.

She's a philanthropist, donating to numerous charities and causes, and a breast cancer survivor. What you may not know is how incredible of a mom she is. She didn't become a mom until later in life at age of 45, when she adopted her 2 beautiful boys, Wyatt then Levi. Family roots are deep in Crow's family and she is a strong and caring mom who believes in old fashioned values, and honest and communication with your kids.

Together Hilaria and Daphne talk with Sheryl about her decision to become a mom at a later stage in her life, balancing her artistic endeavors with being a full-time single mom, being strong for your kids in the face of health issues like breast cancer and so much more! Plus, stuff we love that we think you will too, and we answer your emails!

Favorite Things: Dang Bars, Simply Devine Botanicals

Remember to email us your questions at!

Oct 17, 2018
Vagina Therapy With Rebecca Minkoff

For our inaugural episode, we are rolling out the Mom Brain red carpet for none other than, Rebecca Minkoff

Today, Rebecca Minkoff is a global brand with a wide range of apparel, handbags, footwear, jewelry and accessories (including tech) as well as men’s accessories under the label Uri Minkoff. Her brand has four domestic retail stores, nine international locations, and is distributed in over 900 stores worldwide. She even hosts her own podcast called "Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff" where she talks to inspiring women who are redefining culture as we know it.

She has won countless awards and supports multiple philanthropies, she is a pioneering designer, accomplished business woman and entrepreneur. But, her most important and challenging role is that of a mother of 3 beautiful children. Luca Shai, Bowie Lou and most recently, Nico.

She joins Hilaria and Daphne for a candid discussion about her experience during child birth and the postpartum recovery, balancing her busy work schedule with her responsibilities as a mom, making time for date nights and much much more. Plus, the stuff we love that we think you will too!

Rebecca shops for her kids clothes at: Rockets of Awesome, Stitch Fit Kids, Zara, Old Navy

For kid health: Vitamin D gummies, Colloidal Silver

Hilaria/Daphne's favorite things: Munchkin baby wipe warmer, Optique1 Eye Drops

Remember if you have questions for us, email them to and we will answer them on the next show! 

Oct 09, 2018
Welcome To Mom Brain!

Being a mother is rewarding and challenging, but it doesn't come with a handbook. Mom Brain is a podcast hosted by best friends (and moms) Hilaria Baldwin and Daphne Oz! These Moms, along with their Mom guests talk about the ups and downs of trying to be the best Mom they can be!

Oct 06, 2018