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"Atomic Moms" is a podcast celebrating the beauty and diversity of modern parenting. New moms Bianca Kajlich (Rules of Engagement, Undateable) and Ellie Knaus (Huffington Post Blogger) explore the many different options we have when it comes to conception, birth, and raising a child. Through the personal stories of celebrity guests, experts and the hosts themselves, Atomic Moms leaves no stone unturned, no nose upturned. Welcome to the mothership!

"Atomic Moms" is a podcast celebrating the beauty and diversity of modern parenting. New moms Bianca Kajlich (Rules of Engagement, Undateable) and Ellie Knaus (Huffington Post Blogger) explore the many different options we have when it comes to conception, birth, and raising a child. Through the personal stories of celebrity guests, experts and the hosts themselves, Atomic Moms leaves no stone unturned, no nose upturned. Welcome to the mothership!
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"Atomic Moms" is a podcast celebrating the beauty and diversity of modern parenting. New moms Bianca Kajlich (Rules of Engagement, Undateable) and Ellie Knaus (Huffington Post Blogger) explore the many different options we have when it comes to conception, birth, and raising a child. Through the personal stories of celebrity guests, experts and the hosts themselves, Atomic Moms leaves no stone unturned, no nose upturned. Welcome to the mothership!

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Befriending Your Shadow| Barry Michels, Psychotherapist, Bestselling Author

10/16/2017
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#146 - You know that part of yourself you're always trying to hide, change, or overcompensate? That part of you that seems unlovable? That's your Shadow. We're talking about what the Shadow means, how it affects your parenting and the power it holds within you. Psychotherapist, and New York Times bestselling author BARRY MICHELS explains how recognizing and aligning with our Shadow, a term coined by Carl Jung, can actually lead us to a better relationship with our children and ourselves. And...

Duration: 00:31:01


The Most Important Year| Suzanne Bouffard, Ph.D.

10/3/2017
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Harvard researcher SUZANNE BOUFFARD, Ph.D. gives us a better understanding of the Universal Pre-K debate and insights from her brand new book: The Most Important Year: Pre-Kindergarten and the Future of Our Children. Clearly, it's an important conversation for all Americans, not just parents of young children. This early childhood education expert also shares problem solving and communication techniques we can steal from the classroom to make our lives easier at home. For guest bio and show...

Duration: 00:13:33


Dr. Elliot Berlin| Mama Wellness, Mommy Wars, VBAC, Breech

9/26/2017
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Dr. Elliot Berlin is known for his huge presence, big personality, and enormous heart in the Hollywood birthing scene (why yes, it's a scene). We talk about maternal wellness, the mommy wars, raising 4 kids in LA, all types of births including VBACS, BREECH, and the most important thing to remember no matter what type of birth you plan. For all info, go to atomicmoms.com! Join us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook: @atomicmoms and "Atomic Moms Podcast" Subscribe on...

Duration: 01:04:49


Elizabeth Day | People Pleasing, Infertility, "Perfect" Moms

9/20/2017
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Award-winning writer and journalist Elizabeth Day joins us from London to discuss Ellie's new favorite novel THE PARTY (August 15, 2017), what to say (or NOT SAY) to women dealing with infertility, the big lesson she learned from interviewing Sheryl Sandberg, and how she kicked "the good girl" habit. For show notes, guest bio, and more, go to www.atomicmoms.com Join us on social media: twitter.com/atomicmoms, instagram.com/atomicmoms, and facebook.com/atomicmomspodcast If you enjoyed...

Duration: 00:47:40


Dr. Shefali Tsabary | Oprah's Favorite Parenting Coach

9/12/2017
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It's a zoo at the Sztykiels. This up all night with the infant thing while trying to stay semi-sane for the other kid is for the birds. (Fun updates on Instagram!) Time to enjoy an Atomic Moms classic (5/31/16). In my second interview with conscious parenting trailblazer Dr. Shefali Tsabary, we share insights from her second New York Times bestseller "The Awakened Family: A Revolution in Parenting". This exclusive interview is for anyone who wonders why her kid can drive her crazy…for...

Duration: 00:36:47


How to Parent Through a Crisis | Stephanie Small, LMFT, Trauma Expert

9/6/2017
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With catastrophic hurricanes and wildfires displacing countless families, I reach out to child and adolescent trauma expert Stephanie Small, LMFT. In this in-depth interview, she shares invaluable tools to help guide our children through traumatic events. Whether it be a natural disaster, a car accident, a terrorist attack, mandatory evacuation, or surgery, she teaches us how to support a child's natural resilience in the aftermath. And listen up for her simple and effective exercises for...

Duration: 00:59:08


Gentle Discipline | Sarah Ockwell-Smith Author, Coach

8/29/2017
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Whining, biting, hitting, kicking, and screaming? What to do and how to discipline? Author, expert, and mom of 4, Sarah Ockwell-Smith is here to help. Y'all, the newborn honeymoon stage is wearing off, and we’re figuring out how to be this new and improved version of our family while juggling life and not completely losing our marbles. No surprise. I'm exhausted and a tad overwhelmed. Almost 4 year-old Big Sis is incredibly loving and patient with her baby sister's needs and colic wails....

Duration: 00:44:55


How to Reclaim Energy, Creativity, & Willpower| Barry Michels, Psychotherapist, Bestselling Author "The Tools"

8/22/2017
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Do you struggle to set aside time for yourself? Do you have a hard time not giving in when your child throws a tantrum? How about controlling your anger or unhealthy eating habits? Hollywood’s A-List psychotherapist BARRY MICHELS helps host ELLIE KNAUS address these mama issues and more. Go to TheToolsBook.com for more about Barry Michels and Phil Stutz groundbreaking work “The Tools: 5 Tools to Help You Find Courage, Creativity, and Willpower--and Inspire You to Live Life in Forward...

Duration: 00:43:20


Born Wild: Our 4 Hour Birth Story| Ellie Knaus & Adam Sztykiel

8/14/2017
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Meet the brand new love of our lives: Eliza Sztykiel (8 lbs, 8 oz, 21 inches long)! In this 'mom'umental episode, Ellie Knaus (hi!) and Adam Sztykiel share the highlights of our second daughter’s beautiful, hilarious, and wild unmedicated hospital birth, including audio footage Adam secretly and lovingly taped (best push present for a podcasting mom ever!) Special thanks to our birthing dream team: our mama bear doula Carmen, sunny OBGYN Dr. Susan Morrison, and all the fabulous nurses at...

Duration: 00:27:28


Swimming| Safety & Overcoming Fear!

7/18/2017
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A brand new podcast update from Ellie, including instructions for our baby naming contest, the insane LA LA Land things Ellie is doing in an attempt to flip her baby around from "sunny side up", and listener notes on last week's podcast "The Baby Waiting Game". Then we highlight this episode from February 2017 that could save your child’s life. I can’t wait for you to meet guest SELENA WILLOWS, a mom of two, a nutrition and wellness coach as well as the child swim instructor who taught my...

Duration: 01:14:44


Baby Waiting Game | Ellie Knaus + Adam Sztykiel

7/11/2017
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We could meet this baby any moment folks! My modified bed rest restrictions have been lifted and she’s welcome to join us anytime. The acid reflux situation is real (as you’ll hear in my voice on the show) and so is nesting at our new home. Literally. You will not believe what is oozing out of our walls. I’m serious. In this relaxed and fun episode, I grill my birth partner about whether he’s ready to be my pushing wingman again. And I ask him what he plans to do differently in raising...

Duration: 00:44:57


Dr. Harvey Karp |The Happiest Baby on the Block

6/27/2017
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Renowned pediatrician and international bestselling author Dr. Harvey Karp shares essential new mom advice regarding sleep (yours and baby's), signs you might have postpartum mood disorder and not know it, and effective ways to sooth your baby in the "4th trimester". His world famous 5 S's technique was so successful in getting Sabrina to stop crying, I'm excited to try again with baby #2. We also chat about Dr. Karp's new, revolutionary, safe and effective baby bed, the "Snoo" and what...

Duration: 00:47:31


In Case of Emergency | Dr. Kurt Newman "Healing Children"

6/20/2017
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Do you have an action plan if your child needs immediate emergency care? What if your mama gut instinct contradicts the specialist you are consulting with? And if your kid gets hurt, should you really drive to a children's hospital if it's further away than the good hospital down the street? Dr. Kurt Newman, CEO of one of the top children's hospitals in the country and pediatric surgeon extraordinaire, shares life lessons and life-saving tips from his new memoir "Healing Children: A...

Duration: 00:43:23


Renegade Mothering | Janelle Hanchett: Mom Friends, Parenting Styles, Addiction

6/13/2017
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With hundreds of thousands of RenegadeMothering.com readers, writer/blogger and mother of 4, JANNELLE HANCHETT is a force of nature, fearless in her authentic viewpoint, her hilarious trucker mouth, and deep-rooted connection to what matters in life. Her writing has been featured in Brain, Child, Unworthy, and Scary Mommy, among others. For those of you in search of your own mom squad, we talk to Janelle about her viral blog: “The No-Bullshit, No-Drama Friendship Manifesto”, the unspoken...

Duration: 00:44:45


10 Minute Meditation for Moms | Jennifer Waldburger

6/6/2017
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Need a mama recharge? Jennifer Waldburger’s voice is so soothing in this “mama and baby meditation" it'll work wonders for you with or without baby. Our recording together was perfectly timed for me because we've upped the ante on my bed rest. No more lifting anything, minimal physical movement, and they’ve taken away my car keys! This challenge is giving me a sneak peak of my upcoming Tour de Babyland. You know those hours when you think you should be getting a ton accomplished but you do...

Duration: 00:11:04


How to Get Your Kids to Sleep | Jennifer Waldburger

5/30/2017
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Infant, co-sleeper, toddler, and preschooler moms! World renowned parenting expert Jennifer Waldburger (sleepyplanet.com) shares decades of expertise helping families get their zzz's and regain their sanity. With her gentle and compassionate approach, practical advice, and no judgment attitude, Jen helps us debunk sleep training myths and answers all my questions when it comes to ages 0-5. Atomic Moms listeners still thank us for our first “sleep learning” podcast conversation with Jen two...

Duration: 00:42:44


Daddy's Home | Joe Ballarini, Writer, Director, Funny Dad

5/23/2017
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Funny work-from-home dads and best friends Joe Ballarini and Adam Sztykiel (my husband) riff on how fatherhood has changed them, how much us moms scare them, and how they’d man-handle the apocalypse (God help us all!). We share Sabrina’s latest antics (!!!), the dads’ opposing views on “maternal gatekeeping”, marriage after kids, Joe's epic Dad-urdays with his adorable, half British baby Theo, and what they hope to remember most about these intense early years of parenting. We also talk...

Duration: 00:50:13


How to Get Organized and Get It Done Fast!

5/16/2017
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Buh bye clutter! Robyn Reynolds swears we can organize ANYTHING that's worth keeping. This single mom with a can-do spirit and no-nonsense attitude whips Ellie's haphazard "put away" habits into shape. She teaches us how to streamline our kitchen in order to turn our morning routines into a well-caffeinated machine. She walks us through the process of getting our closets under control (and saving money in the process!), and gives an excellent mom hack for how the heck to keep track of...

Duration: 00:47:07


Extreme Nesting | Tips for Marriage, Renovations, & Moving On

5/9/2017
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Meet SARA REICHLING: Hollywood real estate agent and mama to Sabrina's best friend. The fact that our own mom-friendship is still going strong after signing on a new house and listing our old one is testament to her ability to remain the calm, focused, trusted leader every client dreams of and every kid hopes for in a parent. Together with her charming husband/ real estate partner JOE REICHLING, Sara reveals secrets for getting the most bang for your home renovation bucks, the neglected...

Duration: 00:41:11


Ch-Ch-Changes! Ellie & Adam on Moving, Bed Rest, & Third Trimester

5/2/2017
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In this madcap family huddle, comedy screenwriter Adam Sztykiel (aka “Sabrina’s favorite”) and host Ellie Knaus catch a breath from packing up the house and make light of the insanity that seems to be knocking on their door. Ellie replays a couple Friday nights ago when she suspected another woman of checking out her husband. (And it wasn't weird at all that Ellie wasn't wearing panties at the time.) Adam, who swears he just has a really high tolerance before feeling things, shares other...

Duration: 00:26:07

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