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Ellie Knaus celebrates and commiserates with world class experts, best-selling authors, and listeners around the world on Atomic Moms podcast. She shares the sweet and messy journey of her growing family and welcomes complex discussions on topics from postpartum anxiety to schooling to marriage after kids to how to protect our children from sexual abuse to how to build your village of mom-friends. Since 2014, listeners have found a welcoming space Ellie calls "Switzerland in the Mommy Wars". Apple Podcasts features Atomic Moms podcast under its most popular “Kids & Family” recommendations. And Mental Floss named Atomic Moms in “19 Notable Podcasts About Parenting”. Listen up anywhere you get your favorite podcasts and find us at atomicmoms.com and on Instagram @atomicmoms.

Ellie Knaus celebrates and commiserates with world class experts, best-selling authors, and listeners around the world on Atomic Moms podcast. She shares the sweet and messy journey of her growing family and welcomes complex discussions on topics from postpartum anxiety to schooling to marriage after kids to how to protect our children from sexual abuse to how to build your village of mom-friends. Since 2014, listeners have found a welcoming space Ellie calls "Switzerland in the Mommy Wars". Apple Podcasts features Atomic Moms podcast under its most popular “Kids & Family” recommendations. And Mental Floss named Atomic Moms in “19 Notable Podcasts About Parenting”. Listen up anywhere you get your favorite podcasts and find us at atomicmoms.com and on Instagram @atomicmoms.
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Ellie Knaus celebrates and commiserates with world class experts, best-selling authors, and listeners around the world on Atomic Moms podcast. She shares the sweet and messy journey of her growing family and welcomes complex discussions on topics from postpartum anxiety to schooling to marriage after kids to how to protect our children from sexual abuse to how to build your village of mom-friends. Since 2014, listeners have found a welcoming space Ellie calls "Switzerland in the Mommy Wars". Apple Podcasts features Atomic Moms podcast under its most popular “Kids & Family” recommendations. And Mental Floss named Atomic Moms in “19 Notable Podcasts About Parenting”. Listen up anywhere you get your favorite podcasts and find us at atomicmoms.com and on Instagram @atomicmoms.

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Episodes

I'm So Jealous | Claire Coffee + Bridget Moloney-Sinclair

1/16/2019
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Kicking off 2019, longtime pals actor Claire Coffee and director Bridget Moloney-Sinclair discuss everything from Bridget’s naughty book picks to Claire's tips for getting as much work done as humanely possible during school hours. I chronicle my all-time favorite “parenting comedown” story involving bathtub puke and the Academy Awards, share how my long-time dry cleaner verbally attacked me (which would be straight out of a Seinfeld episode if it hadn't been so scary), and admit I ordered...

Duration:01:11:43

The Empathy Effect: Neuroscience-Based Keys to Connection | Dr. Helen Riess, Harvard Medical School

12/19/2018
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Dr. Helen Riess, associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, speaks with Ellie Knaus about her new book The Empathy Effect: Seven Neuroscience-Based Keys for Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Work, and Connect Across Differences. We discuss the straightforward steps Dr. Riess uses to teach empathy and what up to date scientific research reveals about empathy. In a Legally Blonde inspired moment, Ellie pitches her own empathy-related research study idea and is...

Duration:00:35:38

Disney's Frozen on Broadway Star Caissie Levy Teaches Us How to Let It Go

12/12/2018
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#202: Broadway star CAISSIE LEVY (RENT, WICKED, HAIRSPRAY) is now originating the role of Queen Elsa in the stage adaptation of the Disney juggernaut FROZEN. She chats with me about what it’s like playing Elsa in this historical year for women, the ways she helps her rambunctious two and a half year-old burn off steam in the city, and the secret as to why Let It Go resonates with so many people from all walks of life. We also talk about how ambition and professional high standards can seem...

Duration:00:31:07

Mike Birbiglia: "The New One" on Broadway| Hilarious, Reluctant Father of the First Year

12/5/2018
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#201: Comedian, director, and bestselling author MIKE BIRBIGLIA chats with host Ellie Knaus about his reluctance in becoming a father and his hilarious and moving solo show "The New One", a New York Times Critics' Pick, currently running on Broadway at the Cort Theater. Listen up! x Ellie Subscribe + Listen on the Go: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher Show Notes: AtomicMoms.Com Join our Instagram, Facebook, and private community. Special thanks to Ed and Whit for the introduction - and for...

Duration:00:33:30

#200: Our Family Life is a Sitcom. Seriously! (Plus the Piñata Story) |Ellie Knaus + Adam Sztykiel

11/28/2018
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I couldn't be more excited to share that we're in the thick of writing a multi-camera sitcom for ABC inspired by our family and the pod. In this episode, my husband, screenwriter Adam Sztykiel and I discuss what it's like working together as a writing team and take a moment to celebrate Atomic Moms' double century episode by sharing secrets to the podcast's longevity. Stick through the sweet reflective moments about how inspiring you, atomic moms listeners, are, because it gets super salty...

Duration:00:30:58

Jamie-Lynn Sigler on Mom Confidence, Sopranos Family Lessons, + Finding Strength through Chronic Illness

11/14/2018
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#199 Jamie-Lynn Sigler, boy mom of 2, and best known as Meadow in HBO’s The Sopranos, joins me in studio for a candid conversation that will stick with you. Jamie shares parenting lessons from her onscreen father, the beloved James Gandolfini, her favorite memories as Belle in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, and what it’s like being married to a much younger gentleman. She offers a candid perspective on parenting as a mother trying to keep up with two young boys while also battling...

Duration:00:51:10

Santi White a.k.a. Santigold on Music + Motherhood

10/31/2018
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#198 Santi White, aka Santigold, has performed around the world and collaborated with the best in the music industry. On Atomic Moms podcast, we chat about all things motherhood and her latest album I Don’t Want: The Gold Fire Sessions completed weeks before the birth of her twins, now seven months old. We laugh about her recent career day visit at her son's preschool. (Forget sold out arenas, nothing impresses a class of four year-olds like the idea of a bus with bunk beds). Santi openly...

Duration:00:59:01

Declutter Your Mind + Take Back Your Life | Bullet Journal Creator Ryder Carroll

10/23/2018
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A global phenomenon, the #bulletjournal has +2.5 million Instagram mentions. On Atomic Moms podcast, we're talking with #buju mastermind RYDER CARROLL about how we can use a blank notebook and a pen to get organized, increase productivity, and live intentionally. This digital product designer created the bullet journal as a way to cope with his ADHD and the method has since taken the millennial world by storm. Self-proclaimed productivity nerd and minimalist, stay-at-home mom Becca McHugh...

Duration:00:47:44

Ultimate Mom Boss! Happy Family Organics + Lovevery Co-Founder Jessica Rolph

10/17/2018
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Multi-million dollar company founding social entrepreneur and fun mom of three JESSICA ROLPH geeks out with us over baby brain development and start up #momlife. Jessica co-founded and sold the #1 organic baby food company Happy Family and is now putting her heart and soul into Lovevery, play products designed by child development experts. We discuss the greatest parenting lesson she learned from business school, overcoming the fear of starting something new, why the Idaho life is the best...

Duration:00:30:39

Our Great Escape: Sleep-Away Mom Camp!

10/10/2018
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Got cabin fever, atomic mamas? On the side of the road near Lake Arrowhead, CA, three recurring podcast friends: Bridget Moloney-Sinclair, Jessica Coulter, and Becca McHugh join me in a recap of our Mom Retreat experience, including how hard it is to get on the top bunk now that we're adults. We're chatting about an epic mom talent show, meeting moms in real life that we chat with in a secret mom Facebook group, a vintage PlayGirl featuring Brad Pitt, and most importantly, what's in the...

Duration:00:31:40

Solving Sensory Overload: From Bath Time Tears to After School Meltdowns |Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L

10/3/2018
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Pediatric occupational therapist Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L shares how parents can build their ‘sensory smarts’ and identify our children’s sensory needs. We’re talking about self-regulation, early signs of sensory processing differences, why we should all get dancing in the kitchen, and how to get through hairwashing with fewer tears. We also talk about creative ways to help our kids release all that pent up energy. Wanna go for a monster walk, anyone? (We'll explain). Lindsey Biel and Nance...

Duration:00:33:33

Jolie Jenkins on Netflix, The Apology Reflex, Getting To Know Your Partner as a Parent

9/26/2018
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Jolie Jenkins, Netflix star of "Alexa and Katie" and 38 weeks pregnant with boy #2, shares the extraordinary relational shift that happens when you get to know your husband as a parent. We also talk about how pregnancy has been different this second time around, the biggest lessons she learned on her fertility journey, and how her unique childhood has influenced her parenting choices. We also talk about the "life lesson" Ellie has learned in Janet Lansbury's RIE baby class with 14 month-old...

Duration:00:40:19

How to Keep the Love (and the Kids) Alive! | Karisa Bruin, comedy writer, director, actor

9/19/2018
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What starts as a relaxed tête-à-tête between old friends reminiscing about theater conservatory and miniature boobs evolves into a super honest conversation about the effects of our own mother’s parenting styles, pro tips from couple’s therapy, and what we’d perhaps do differently as 'creative moms' if we got another shot at caring for newborns. Meet Karisa Bruin, you'll be fast mom-friends. x Ellie Knaus Subscribe on iTunes.com/AtomicMoms Find us on social media: Instagram: @atomicmoms,...

Duration:00:51:20

Fierce Mamas + Tiny Miracles: Inspiring Stories of the NICU | Rachel Finger, Stacey Merwin

9/12/2018
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September is NICU Awareness Month, and we're chatting with Rachel Finger in Miami and Stacey Merwin in NYC about their adrenaline-inducing and heart-warming birth stories as first time mothers of preemie twins. We're talking about: a mother's mindset, kangaroo care, twin to twin transfusion syndrome, life-saving doctors and doctors who get it wrong, preeclampsia, a sweet husband who took a sleeping pill at the absolute wrong moment, and a New Year's Eve one mom will never forget. x...

Duration:00:56:04

Parenting Lessons from Neurodiverse Kids | Debbie Reber, TiLT Parenting, NYT bestselling author

9/4/2018
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#190 What are the invaluable lessons neurologically atypical children teach us as parents and as a society? One in five kids is "differently wired". Debbie Reber, New York Times bestselling author and Tilt Parenting founder, shares her personal motherhood journey and inspiring life tools for all of us from her new book: "Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World." We're talking: behavioral challenges, ADHD, autism, dyslexia, anxiety, accepting "what is", the...

Duration:00:29:50

How to Be a Happier Parent | KJ Dell'Antonia, The New York Times

8/14/2018
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KJ Dell’Antonia, mother of four and hockey mom extraordinaire, chats with us from New Hampshire about all the things she learned writing her new book “How to Be a Happier Parent: Raising a Family, Having a Life, and Loving (Almost) Every Minute” (August 21, 2018: pre-order now). I’ve admired this week’s guest for a long time. I would often share her New York Times Motherlode blogs on our #naptimereads. We’re breaking down some of the parenting “challenge spots” (her phrase, mine would be...

Duration:00:41:49

A Conversation About Gender Identity | Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy, USC's Keck School of Medicine + Children's Hospital Los Angeles

8/8/2018
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"Dr. Jo" aka Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy, medical director of the Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles and associate professor of clinical pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, gives us the low down on gender identity, the unique challenges facing transyouth, ways we can support a more gender inclusive community, and our #1 responsibility as a parent. Don't miss this one! xx Ellie Knaus Join us on Instagram| Facebook| and our private...

Duration:00:43:04

Family Huddle: When the Annoying Baby on the Plane is Yours

8/1/2018
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Family meeting! We're breaking down our second child's first birthday, our mother/daughter field trip to the ER, turtle races, a flight from hell, and audio of our family meeting gone wrong. Humiliation abounds in this Sztykiel family summer update. Cheers! x Ellie Knaus Join us on Instagram: @atomicmoms, Facebook, and our PRIVATE Facebook page: click here. And if you enjoyed this episode, please share with a friend and leave a written review! stream: atomicmoms.com special thanks: Maggie...

Duration:00:43:00

Minivan Confessions: Road Trip Hacks, Marriage Help, and Mama Anxiety Salve | Emily Price, LCSW Returns!

7/17/2018
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New! Can people really change? I can’t wait for you to hear what Emily Price has to say. My fave conversations are with experts who speak frankly as mom friends, so basically, in this one, I’m in heaven. Our returning guest Emily Price, a New York City based psychotherapist specializing in anxiety welcomes us into her minivan in the northern Michigan woods for a super fun conversation about teaching our kids indepedence in a big city (free range parenting in Queens), cross country road trip...

Duration:00:30:33

Getting Real about Stepmoms, Exes, and Blended Families | Nathalie Savell, LCPC

7/11/2018
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Today we’re empowering blended families and talking stepmom strategies! Holistic psychotherapist, step-mom coach, and #atomicmama Nathalie Savell tackles the biggest challenges stepmoms face. We’re talking high conflict exes, healthy boundaries, and smooth transitions between households. Then we turn the tables and share my guest interview with Nathalie from her “Empowering Stepmoms: Re-Imagining the Modern Family” series in May. I share my experience as a child of blended families — after...

Duration:00:40:39