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Katie’s Crib is a weekly podcast covering the unexpected joys, pains, foibles, and hilarity of new motherhood hosted by Scandal actress Katie Lowes. Each episode will highlight a specific parenting issue from a variety of different points of view. Each week Katie conducts a frank, intimate conversation with a fellow mom about the ups and downs of being a new parent and then brings in an expert to help put things into perspective. With empathy, honesty, and a sense of humor about it all, Katie’s Crib is a relevant, relatable, indispensable guide for new parents trying to find their way.

Katie’s Crib is a weekly podcast covering the unexpected joys, pains, foibles, and hilarity of new motherhood hosted by Scandal actress Katie Lowes. Each episode will highlight a specific parenting issue from a variety of different points of view. Each week Katie conducts a frank, intimate conversation with a fellow mom about the ups and downs of being a new parent and then brings in an expert to help put things into perspective. With empathy, honesty, and a sense of humor about it all, Katie’s Crib is a relevant, relatable, indispensable guide for new parents trying to find their way.
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Katie’s Crib is a weekly podcast covering the unexpected joys, pains, foibles, and hilarity of new motherhood hosted by Scandal actress Katie Lowes. Each episode will highlight a specific parenting issue from a variety of different points of view. Each week Katie conducts a frank, intimate conversation with a fellow mom about the ups and downs of being a new parent and then brings in an expert to help put things into perspective. With empathy, honesty, and a sense of humor about it all, Katie’s Crib is a relevant, relatable, indispensable guide for new parents trying to find their way.

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English


Episodes

Finding Your Inner Mama Bear

3/25/2019
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Katie welcomes Whitney Port (TV Personality, Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur), who opens up about her maternal instinct — or lack thereof. Katie and Whitney discuss having trouble connecting to their babies when they were first born and discovering their identities as moms. They also talk about how Whitney handled The Hills: New Beginnings filming schedule as a new mom, and upending society's expectations about what a mom is supposed to look like.

Duration:00:44:34

Balancing MS and Motherhood

3/18/2019
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In this episode, Jamie-Lynn Sigler talks with Katie about being a mom with Multiple Sclerosis, a chronic, autoimmune disease which attacks the central nervous system. Jamie-Lynn shares her experience after being diagnosed with MS at 20 and how she manages the disease while raising her two young children.

Duration:00:49:00

How To Raise A Good Citizen

3/11/2019
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Katie talks with Michael Skolnik (entrepreneur and civil rights activist) and Paola Mendoza (filmmaker and activist) about some of the choices they've made to raise their 6-year-old son as a compassionate citizen of the world. They discuss what they've learned from having conversations about politics, gender, race, and a host of other social issues with their son.

Duration:00:53:38

Mom Entrepreneurs

3/4/2019
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Katie talks with a roundtable of mom entrepreneurs— women who started their businesses when they were pregnant and/or new moms. Sarah Gibson Tuttle, the founder and CEO of Olive & June nail salons; Angela Sutherland, the co-founder and CEO of Yumi, a baby food subscription service; and Katerina Schneider, the founder and CEO of Ritual, a vitamin company discuss their journeys of starting successful businesses.

Duration:00:47:44

Anxious AF

2/25/2019
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Katie Lowes sits down with actress and talk show host Busy Philipps--at the studio where she shoots Busy Tonight--to discuss dealing with the day-to-day stressors of being a person in the modern world as well as more debilitating forms of anxiety. They also explore the ways a parent’s anxiety can impact their kids, and how to know when it’s time seek professional help. Katie and Busy talk openly about their own struggles with anxiety and the importance of destigmatizing conversations about...

Duration:00:55:45

Understanding Overparenting

2/18/2019
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Katie Lowes talks to Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of The New York Times best-seller How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success. Lythcott-Haims breaks down what it means to overparent, and the impact it has on kids and society as a whole. They also discuss some helpful strategies on how to stop helicopter parenting in its tracks, so you can raise children who become independent adults that can fend for themselves in the real world.

Duration:00:53:33

Katie & Adam Answer Your Questions!

2/12/2019
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On this week's Katie's Crib, Katie welcomes a very special guest-- her husband, Adam Shapiro! The married couple and parents to Albee answer questions submitted by Katie's Crib listeners during an Instagram live Q&A. Together, they cover all sorts of topics, from tips on naps, to how they first met, to what's the best dairy-free accompaniment to Oreos. Katie has some questions of her own up her sleeve, too.

Duration:00:49:29

Is it Mom Brain or Burnout?

2/4/2019
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Mom Brain? Burnout? Depending on the woman, the mental and emotional exhaustion of motherhood can take many forms. In this episode, Katie talks to her friend, new mom, and actress Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars), about her experiences. They also discuss balancing their new mom identities while trying to maintain their own individuality.

Duration:00:52:13

Let's Take a Trip!

1/28/2019
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Katie talks to her dear friend, musician, mom of 2, and world traveler, Sam Shelton. Katie and Sam discuss the ups and downs of travel including flying with babies and toddlers, tips for international travel, and what to look out for when choosing hotels.

Duration:00:53:02

What Do I Feed My Kid?

1/21/2019
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Katie talks to Talia Moore, a childbirth educator and DONA Certified Birth Doula — and the founder of the healthy and organic baby & toddler food company Tummy Thyme. They discuss transitioning babies to solid foods, buying pre-packaged baby food or going the DIY route, experimenting with different flavor profiles, and establishing mealtime routines. Plus, they break down their own relationships with food and how the way we talk about it with young children can lead to good and bad habits...

Duration:00:57:25

WTF is IVF

1/14/2019
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In this episode, Katie sits down with her close friend and TV producer Bekki Offenheiser, who candidly shares her personal IVF story. Then, Katie welcomes Dr. Carolyn Alexander, a reproductive endocrinologist and fertility specialist, who explains exactly what IVF is and what those considering it should know.

Duration:01:04:16

Shondaland Moms

1/7/2019
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On this week's episode, Katie shares her experience of being pregnant while playing Quinn on "Scandal" with new moms Camilla Luddington, who plays Dr. Jo Karev on "Grey's Anatomy," and Karla Souza, who plays Laurel Castillo on "How to Get Away with Murder." The Shondaland moms talk pretending to give birth on TV (trust us, you'll never look at jelly and cream cheese the same) as well as the experience of returning to work, breastfeeding, dealing with new mom anxiety, and all the other...

Duration:00:51:23

New Baby, New Body

12/17/2018
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Katie sits down with celebrity stylist Nicole Chavez and celebrity trainer Amy Rosoff Davis to discuss how we can care for and find new ways to relate to our bodies in the months (and years) after giving birth. They provide some expert advice on fashion, fitness, and nutrition.

Duration:00:48:47

Dr. Harvey Karp Answers Your Questions

12/10/2018
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Katie talks to pediatrician and child development expert, Dr. Harvey Karp (author of The Happiest Baby on the Block, The Happiest Toddler on the Block, The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep, and creator of the SNOO). Dr. Karp explains his 5 S's for soothing babies and answers questions from listeners about how to help a baby sleep through the night, sleep training, and how to get a child to sleep in their own bed.

Duration:00:50:12

Faith and Family and Figuring It All Out

12/3/2018
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With the holiday season in full swing, Katie welcomes writer and filmmaker Sasha Sagan and "Orange Is the New Black" actress Yael Stone to talk about weaving faith and religion and their respective families' accompanying traditions and stories together.

Duration:01:00:55

Adoption 101 (PART 2) with Shonda Rhimes

11/26/2018
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November is National Adoption Awareness Month so this is the second of two episodes about adoption. This week's conversation is another must-listen as Shonda Rhimes shares her experiences with domestic adoption.

Duration:00:42:39

Adoption 101

11/19/2018
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November is National Adoption Awareness Month, so Katie's Crib is devoting the next two episodes to learning about the domestic adoption process and what it's like to be an adoptive parent. In the first episode, Katie talks to Dan Bucatinsky, her Scandal co-star, author of the book, "Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?" and father of two adopted children. Then, Katie speaks with adoption attorney, David Baum, about the legal process and what those considering adoption need to know.

Duration:01:29:28

Who Are You Calling a "Geriatric" Mom?

11/12/2018
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Katie and her roundtable of guests talk about becoming a mom when you're over 40. Writer and entrepreneur Rachel Sklar, as well as Broadway actresses Jennifer Bullock and NaTasha Yvette Williams share their experiences. Rachel gave birth to her daughter at 42, NaTasha gave birth to twins at 40, and Jennifer gave birth to her daughter at 44. They discuss how they dealt with medical hurdles, the physical and emotional toll of pregnancy, labor, and delivery, and the advantages of being an older...

Duration:00:50:19

Timeouts and Tantrums

11/5/2018
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In this week's episode, Katie talks with a roundtable of experts about figuring out the approach to discipline that's right for you. Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) instructor Kristin Eliasberg, mom and author Laurie Gelman, and child psychologist Dr. Rebecca Schrag Hershberg discuss how the way your parents handled discipline might not be right for you, the deeper work of anticipating your kid's needs, and whether discipline is even the right word to use in the first place for toddlers.

Duration:00:55:28

What Is a Conscious Parent?

10/29/2018
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In this week's episode of "Katie's Crib," Katie sat down for a one-on-one conversation with Dr. Shefali Tsabary, a clinical psychologist and the acclaimed author of "The Conscious Parent." Instead of relying on quick fixes, Dr. Shefali believes children can be catalysts for the deep soul-searching and personal transformation parents need to develop healthy patterns of behavior. Katie and Dr. Shefali talk about Dr. Shefali's philosophy and what it means to be a conscious parent. They also get...

Duration:00:45:23