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Hi, we're Liz Gumbinner and Kristen Chase of CoolMomPicks.com. We've got a microphone and more than the two minutes the Today Show gives us, and we're not afraid to use them. Join us (and some awesome celebrity guests) for candid parenting culture discussions, non-judgy (mostly) tips, and a good dose of humor, if we've had enough coffee. Which is always. Named a top podcast by The Washington Post, Mental Floss, Business Insider and Fatherly; 2016 Iris Award winner for best parenting podcast.

Hi, we're Liz Gumbinner and Kristen Chase of CoolMomPicks.com. We've got a microphone and more than the two minutes the Today Show gives us, and we're not afraid to use them. Join us (and some awesome celebrity guests) for candid parenting culture discussions, non-judgy (mostly) tips, and a good dose of humor, if we've had enough coffee. Which is always. Named a top podcast by The Washington Post, Mental Floss, Business Insider and Fatherly; 2016 Iris Award winner for best parenting podcast.
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Hi, we're Liz Gumbinner and Kristen Chase of CoolMomPicks.com. We've got a microphone and more than the two minutes the Today Show gives us, and we're not afraid to use them. Join us (and some awesome celebrity guests) for candid parenting culture discussions, non-judgy (mostly) tips, and a good dose of humor, if we've had enough coffee. Which is always. Named a top podcast by The Washington Post, Mental Floss, Business Insider and Fatherly; 2016 Iris Award winner for best parenting podcast.

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Episodes

What the heck is a Spinal CSF Leak?, with author Andi Buchanan | Ep 144

3/11/2019
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One day after battling a bad flu, Andi Buchanan walked out of her house and had a coughing fit. What happened next was the worst headache in her life. She later discovered that she actually had a Spontaneous Spinal CSF Leak. On this episode, Kristen chats with Andi about her diagnosis and recovery, all of which she chronicled so masterfully in her new memoir, The Beginning of Everything. We love hearing from you! Drop us a email at spawned@coolmompicks.com, and follow us on social media:...

Duration:00:42:25

The Great AMA (aka Ask Me Anything) Episode | Ep 143

3/6/2019
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It's time for another Spawned After Dark! On this episode, we use a random question generator and share our answers to some fun questions. From our worst habits and pet peeves, to the reason we were last in the emergency room (hey, we said random), you'll get to learn a little more about your favorite (we hope) podcast hosts. And as always, we'll share our cool picks of the week. We'd love to hear from you! You can visit us at CoolMomPicks.com, or follow us on social media: Facebook,...

Duration:00:36:00

How to raise creative, imaginative kids in a digital world | Ep 142

2/18/2019
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Raising creative, imaginative kids in a world where our kids are tempted by screens can be challenging, which is why we enlisted the help of podcasters and improvisers Peter McNerney, of Story Pirates and Beth Newell, of We Knows Parenting. They've got some helpful advice when it comes to using improv in your parenting, plus simple tips and tricks to do everything from change up your story time to making your meals more interesting. And, as always, we close our show with our Cool Picks of...

Duration:00:40:21

The Great Sleep Training Debate, Settled at Last | Ep 141

2/11/2019
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Is there any new parent struggle that generates more controversy than sleep training? Arguably...no way. But can we finally stop fighting about what's right and wrong? Yes! Maybe? Sleep training expert Tamiko Kelly, owner of Sleep Well Wake Happy, joins us for a fun (really!) and incredibly helpful discussion that may change what you think you know about sleep training your baby. And stick around for a particularly lively Cool Picks of the Week segment, full of self-care ideas we love. And...

Duration:00:37:53

Activism 101: How to get involved with causes you care about when you're not an activist

2/4/2019
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We talk a lot about being the change you want to see in the world, but how do you do that? How do you get started? What if you're like us, crazy-busy parents who are already juggling a lot of stuff? What if the word "activist" doesn't really apply to you at all? On this week's episode, join us for a lively chat and some really helpful, useful tips from Elisa Camahort Page, co-founder of the Blogher Network, activist, business coach, and the co-author of Amazon #1 release, Road Map for...

Duration:00:48:56

Talking about a feminine revolution, with Catherine Connors | Ep 139

1/28/2019
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We've talked at length about how the future is female, hey, it's even on shirts now, but the jury is still out on how female power impacts femininity and the associated stereotypes. That's where our guest (and dear friend) Catherine Connors comes in, who is addressing just that in her new book The Feminine Revolution. We chat about what exactly a feminine revolution looks like, how it affects our children, and what part we all play in forwarding change. We'd love to hear from you! Please...

Duration:00:35:53

How to make more time so you can do more of what you love | Ep 138

1/22/2019
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If you've ever wished for more time like us, then you'll be so glad to listen to the wise words and experience of author Jake Knapp. He shares some of the techniques from his new book, Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day. He's got so many amazing tips, tricks, and thoughtful tidbits that you can implement right now. And as always, we share our cool picks of the week. Head over to our Cool Mom Picks podcast page to get more information about Jake's book, our awesome episode...

Duration:00:42:48

How to cope with grief and loss (and support others who have) with Kate Inglis | Episode 137

12/19/2018
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On this episode of Spawned, we chat with author Kate Inglis about her new book: Notes for the Everlost: A Field Guide to Grief, where she provides a roadmap of the grieving process through her personal experience of losing her young on Liam. This topic is of a sensitive nature, so please be advised before listening, though we hope you do as we feel it's such an important discussion. You can reach out to us at spawned@coolmompicks.com, as well as on Twitter and Facebook. And, for more...

Duration:00:38:25

Last-minute holiday shopping problems solved! | Episode 136

12/17/2018
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Only one week left until Christmas, but fear not! We've got you covered with our annual Holiday Gift Guide! In this episode, we share some of our favorite holiday gifts, especially ones from indie artisans, handmade artists, and small businesses. And, don't miss our amazing Etsy giveaway! You can head over to Cool Mom Picks to get all the links and our favorite picks from the show. Plus, hit us up on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Or, drop us an email at spawned@coolmompicks.com

Duration:00:39:35

How to survive the holidays and not lose your mind | Ep 135

12/11/2018
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We know that the holidays can be a busy, stressful time for lots of families, which is why we thought it might be helpful to discuss ways we try to make the most out of the holidays (and not lose our minds) with our own families on our latest Spawned podcast. In this episode, we've got tips for creating moments that matter (that don't have to be expensive by the way), and well, just lots of inspiration to help you find more opportunities for comfort and togetherness. Our goal: to help you...

Duration:00:32:14

How to be a bare minimum parent | Ep 134

12/8/2018
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If you're familiar with helicopter parenting, sorry, we're not talking about that. We're welcoming back the hilarious James Breakwell (aka Xploding Unicorn on Twitter) to talk about pretty much the opposite: bare minimum parenting. It also happens to be the title of his new book. He chats with Liz about school, social media, sanctimommies, and other things that don't start with the letter "s." We love hearing from you! Drop us an email at spawned@coolmompicks.com, tweet us @coolmompicks...

Duration:00:28:58

Kids and video games: What you need to know! Ep 133

11/29/2018
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As we head into the holiday season with video games (and Fortnite) gifts topping our kids' wishlist, we're sharing one of our favorite Spawned episodes when we chatted with video game expert and author, Dr. Rachel Kowert. She discusses the benefits of video games, and when, if ever, you should be worried. Check out Dr. Kowert's book, along with the other links mentioned in this podcast, on our Cool Mom Picks podcast page. And we'd love to hear from you. Email us at spawned@coolmompicks.com,...

Duration:00:37:41

The importance of gratitude | Ep 132

11/26/2018
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We both have gratitude on our minds right now. At a time that there is so much abundance -- food, gifts, parties -- and conversely, so many of us struggling with the season in general, it's so valuable for us to consider ways to help develop more gratitude in our kids. And honestly in ourselves. So this week on Spawned, you'll find a really honest, helpful (we hope!) conversation about how to be more mindful everyday gratitude, as a way to ground ourselves this holiday season and beyond, and...

Duration:00:33:15

Surviving the Toddler Years with Dr. Heather Wittenberg: Ep 131

11/13/2018
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The toddler years come with quite a reputation for putting parents through the ringer. But thanks to this week's guest, Dr. Heather Wittenberg, aka The BabyShrink, you might be able to maintain a bit more of your sanity. She answers questions our readers and listeners shared with us on social media and well, we think you'll be glad you listened whether you have toddlers or not. And as always, we close out our show with our Cool Picks of the Week. You can find all the links from our show on...

Duration:00:29:44

Representation FTW! Ep. 130

11/8/2018
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We promised you an Election Day episode and well, we delivered. On this episode of Spawned with Kristen and Liz, we're chatting about the November 6 election and the big news: over 100 women in Congress! So what's next? How do we keep the momentum going? How do we keep our kids excited about civil service? We talk about this, as well as share our Cool Picks of the Week, in this week's episode. We love hearing from you! Drop us an email at spawned@coolmompicks.com, tweet us with the hashtag...

Duration:00:31:35

WHOOOPPPPPERRRRS! | Ep 129

10/26/2018
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In a much needed self-care break that includes laughing until we cry (for real), Liz and Kristen take on some of the greatest Halloween debates among parents -- like, the legal trick-or-treating maximum age, suburbs vs city Halloweens, the best candy-booze pairings and, well, Whoppers. We need you to break the tie, so take a listen now! || Questions? Comments? Hit us up at spawned@coolmompicks.com, find us on Insta, Facebook or Twitter @coolmompicks. Thanks for listening and subscribing! May...

Duration:00:27:36

Time saving hacks with Amiyrah Martin | Ep 128

10/7/2018
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Here's an episode just for those of you too busy to listen to podcasts (ha): Amiyrah Martin of 4 Hats and Frugal joins us this week to share the most brilliant -- and kind of shocking, honestly -- time-saving tips and hacks to help us prioritize our families a little more and put more energy towards what's important. Meal planning in five-minutes a week? Planning your whole year in a single day? Count us in! And of course you can read more about all the stuff we talk about on the...

Duration:00:38:49

Catherine McCord on making feeding kids more fun | Spawned 127

10/1/2018
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If you know cookbook author and food writer Catherine McCord of Weelicious and the creator of the One Potato family meal delivery service, you know she's all about making it more fun and easy to help get families eating together. Join us for a really lively chat, filled with honest anecdotes and helpful tips for those of us who don't necessarily live to cook (that's us!) She even schools us on benefits we never knew about frozen cauliflower...and her daughter does what with salt? Listen to...

Duration:00:37:05

Tech health expert Dr. Mike Brooks: How much screen time is too much? | Spawned 126

9/24/2018
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When work is online, communication is online, entertainment is online and it's all 24/7...it can be hard to get offline! So today, Kristen is have a smart, nuanced, truly helpful discussion with tech health expert Dr. Mike Brooks for lots of tips, advice and some of the tough love we might need. He's the author of TechHappyLife.com and the new book Tech Generation: Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World and we think you'll get so much out of his smart, researched-based ideas for...

Duration:00:53:13

Kids and nutrition: Tips from pediatric expert Dr. Tanya Altmann | Ep 125

9/21/2018
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This week on Spawned, we're talking kids and nutrition. Which, TBH, is one of those issues that nearly universally stresses out parents of all kinds, whatever the age of our kids. Fortunately, we've got an expert to help us out: Dr. Tanya Altmann, who you may better know as just...Dr. Tanya from TV! Take a listen as she helps us with topics like parents' biggest nutrition struggles, how much protein kids really need, tips to avoid added sugars in processed foods, helping kids make better...

Duration:00:24:22