Spawned With Kristen And Liz Of Coolmompicks

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Synopsis

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.

Episodes

  • How to raise addiction-resistant children, with Jessica Lahey | Ep 233

    How to raise addiction-resistant children, with Jessica Lahey | Ep 233

    13/04/2021 Duration: 48min

    Welcome to our first kids and addiction episode of Spawned. It's long overdue. And; thanks to our guest Jessica Lahey, columnist and author of The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence, you'll come away feeling encouraged, empowered, with detailed guidance on what we can do and say that makes a difference. You won't want to miss this extremely important, honest discussion stemming from Jessica's own life raising kids as a recovering alcoholic. (Plus a few bonus cool picks of the week...we couldn't stop!) // Shownotes: Cool Mom Picks // Please support our amazing sponsors who support us: Use code "cool mom" at Our Green House for 10% off their gorgeous, eco-friendly, make-your-own gift baskets. And be sure to sign up for your free, unlimited 30-day trial of The Great Courses through this link. Take a course with us! They're fun!

  • Can You Really Be a Feminist Dad? With Jordan Shapiro | Ep 232

    Can You Really Be a Feminist Dad? With Jordan Shapiro | Ep 232

    08/04/2021 Duration: 45min

    Spawned listener favorite Jordan Shapiro is back! He totally changed the way we think about kids and tech, and now he's joining us to challenge our ideas about gender roles in parenting, and chat about his new book, Father Figure: How to Be a Feminist Dad. Is such a thing even possible? Well... We learn a whole lot about our own preconceptions here, how we can help change things -- and we get to laugh while doing it. (See why we love him so much?) Plus, some very cool Cool Picks of the Week. //Show notes: Cool Mom Picks podcast page // Chat with us in the Spawned FB Community // Graciously sponsored by the (very cool!) award-winning Panasonic Baby Video Monitor that's safe, secure, and even helps babies sleep. Really. // Thanks for listening and for subscribing! - L + K

  • Embrace the Janet Jackson rule: Supporting women in the workplace | Ep 231

    "Embrace the Janet Jackson rule": Supporting women in the workplace | Ep 231

    31/03/2021 Duration: 40min

    We love this talk with Kate Eberle-Walker, author of The Good Boss, on what's good and bad for women in the workplace right now, how we can better support women, how we can even change the game entirely. (And of course, some fun bad boss stories!) Whether you're a manager or have one yourself, whether you're temporarily out of the workplace, you'll love this helpful discussion, filled with inspiring tips. // Thanks to our sponsors Google Families, providing parents the help to raise healthy digital kids, and EcoFreaks Hand Sanitizers - use code COOLMOM to get a free fun keychain for kids along with the purchase of a family pack. // Shownotes: Cool Mom Picks podcast page. // Don't forget to subscribe, and give us a sweet sweet 5-star rating to help support Spawned. Thanks for listening!

  • Showing up for yourself and your friends in pandemic times | Episode 230

    Showing up for yourself and your friends in pandemic times | Episode 230

    25/03/2021 Duration: 30min

    This week, we're joined Rachel Miller, journalist and author of The Art of Showing Up: How to Be There For Yourself and Your People to chat about how we can take better care of ourselves and our friendships, especially during a time when we're all feeling extra depleted. And as always, we'll share our cool picks of the week. Hey, follow us on social! We're on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. We'd love to hear from you.

  • 14 talks to have with your child before 14: A conversation with author Michelle Icard | Episode 229

    14 talks to have with your child before 14: A conversation with author Michelle Icard | Episode 229

    12/03/2021 Duration: 36min

    As parents, we have an idea of what sorts of things we need to be talking to our kids about, but author Michelle Icard really lays them out and offers helpful guidance in her new book: Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen. She shares how to (and how not to) have these conversations, and offers insight into when to have them, and more. As always, we close our show with our Cool Picks of the Week. Join our We Time Project with our sponsor The Great Courses Plus. It's like all of us taking a course with all of you, then doing a Spawned Live to chat about it. You can sign up and get a free month trial, then join us on Facebook Live to chat. Details on our site. We're on social, follow us! Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Kate DiCamillo: Why kids need superheroes right now | Spawned 228

    Kate DiCamillo: Why kids need superheroes right now | Spawned 228

    10/03/2021 Duration: 33min

    We were so honored to sit down with Kate DiCamillo, the wildly popular author of The Tales of Despereaux, Because of Winn-Dixie, and Flora & Ulysses, to talk about kids, reading, writing, imagination, superheroes, the need for diverse protagonists, and so much more. And we especially love her answer to the question: Should we make kids read the book before seeing the movie? Wow, she is a joy! // Shownotes and Cool Picks of the Week:: Cool Mom Picks podcast page // Brought to you by Outschool, the platform offering thousands of engaging, live online classes for kids of all ages...from manga illustration to Hamilton choreography, coding to filmmaking.Some as affordable as $5 each! // Please subscribe and leave us a nice review! And thanks so much for listening.

  • Janice Johnson Dias: Parenting with joy, raising change-makers, and navigating the f*ckery of life. | Ep 227

    Janice Johnson Dias: Parenting with joy, raising change-makers, and navigating the f*ckery of life. | Ep 227

    02/03/2021 Duration: 41min

    Fair warning: This episode may really make you miss your IRL get togethers with your favorite mom friends, because that is exactly what this conversation with Dr. Janice Johnson Dias feels like. We knew that talking to Janice -- you might know her as "mom of Marley Dias" -- would be helpful, but we had no idea it be SO funny, so honest, so inspiring, and just so nourishing! (Also a little NSFW if you have little ones around.) Enjoy her tips about parenting and caregiving, joy, raising activists, nurturing kids' passions, and always always making time for yourself, // Brought to you by the 2021 3M Young Scientist Lab. Be sure your problem-solving kid enters by 4/27/21! // Shownotes and links: Cool Mom Picks podcast page // Thank you so much for listening, for subscribing...and extra socially-distant air hugs to those of you who take the time to write a nice review on iTunes!

  • Donzaleigh Abernathy, Martin Luther King Jrs goddaughter, on growing up in the civil rights movement | Spawned 226

    Donzaleigh Abernathy, Martin Luther King Jr's goddaughter, on growing up in the civil rights movement | Spawned 226

    23/02/2021 Duration: 54min

    This week, in honor of Black History Month, Liz has an incredible chat with Dr. Martin Luther King's goddaughter, activist and actress Donzaleigh Abernathy. Her stories about "Uncle Martin" and her childhood memories of the segregated south are simply riveting -- plus we talk current events, politics, racial justice, and being more engaged as anti-racist parents. She shares her honest views about what's changed in America, what hasn't, and what she finds incredibly encouraging. (Hint: it has to do with parents like us.) We also share a great love for scented candles and Meghan Markel! // Shownotes: Cool Mom Picks podcast page // Thank you so much for listening, sharing, and for your kind reviews. If you haven't yet, please leave us a five-star review, which is an easy way to support Spawned, totally free.

  • How organizing our homes is giving us some control we need | Ep 225

    How organizing our homes is giving us some control we need | Ep 225

    11/02/2021 Duration: 32min

    There's a reason lots of us are organizing, uh...everything right now -- it helps us feel in control, during a time that so much feels beyond our control. So we're thrilled to be joined by professional organizer and President of the National Association for Black Professional Organizers, Naeemah Ford Goldson. She shares some brilliant advice, insight, and tips that we're already putting to good use in our own homes. // Graciously brought to you by Chicco baby feeding essentials, which have the safety, function, style and performance parents love. They're also the sponsors of our new 2021 Guide to the Best Baby Gifts! // Thanks SO much for listening and subscribing, and if you have a sec, please give us a nice five-star review! We're so grateful for all your support.

  • Why we need to reframe how we view self-care, with Dr. Christine Koh | Episode 224

    Why we need to reframe how we view self-care, with Dr. Christine Koh | Episode 224

    29/01/2021 Duration: 36min

    We've talked a lot about self-care over the years, but nothing as deeply honest as we do in this week's episode with our friend, author and podcaster Dr. Christine Koh. She's been sharing her own journey of radical self care on her Instagram feed, so we wanted to tap her to share what she's discovered along the way, and how we can reframe our own view of self-care to get us through tough times. You can find our cool picks of the week, along with links from our show over at Cool Mom Picks. Make sure you're following us on social media: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Vaccine safety and Covid-19 with Dr. Perri Klass | Ep 223

    Vaccine safety and Covid-19 with Dr. Perri Klass | Ep 223

    18/12/2020 Duration: 39min

    If there's one thing we're all talking about, and maybe even tearing up about (if you're Liz), it's the arrival of the Covid-19 vaccines. So we invited the most perfect guest, vaccine expert, author, NYU professor, pediatrician, NY Times science columnist of "The Checkup," Dr. Perri Klass. She's offering a fantastic perspective about the vaccine that we hope will either help put you at ease, or give you another reason to continue celebrating. She's so informative and reassuring, that we really hope you'll take a listen. Be sure to share this episode with someone you know who needs to hear it too. // Shownotes: CoolMomPicks.com // Many thanks to our awesome sponsor Life360, the leading family safety membership service, which offers comprehensive, easy-to-use safety features for life at home, online, and on the road, all through one simple app.

  • Our favorite ways to support small business this holiday | Spawned 222

    Our favorite ways to support small business this holiday | Spawned 222

    10/12/2020 Duration: 30min

    Since we started Cool Mom Picks nearly 15 years ago (!) our hearts have always been with small businesses, especially those run by women and moms. So we're devoting this episode to sharing some of our favorite ways to shop small this holiday -- including lots of tips for shopping local and helping your own community businesses, that you may not have considered. Also, we talk about why we're tipping. A lot. And we share some of our favorite gifts from our 2020 Small Business Holiday Gift Guide should you need some great ideas! // With gratitude to our sponsor, Life360, which is keeping families safe in so many ways. Try it free now for 7 days! // Shownotes: Cool Mom Picks podcast page // Chat with our Spawned community on FB // Thank you for listening, subscribing and your kind, generous, lovely 5-star reviews which helps support our own small, mom-run business!

  • Making peace with A Very Pandemic Holiday ™ | Ep 221

    Making peace with A Very Pandemic Holiday ™ | Ep 221

    25/11/2020 Duration: 33min

    With Thanksgiving here, Kristen + Liz sat down for a really honest conversation about the holiday season during a pandemic: What we're missing, what we're grateful for, who we're judging, who we're trying not to judge, why women and moms bear most of the brunt of this (grrr), how our kids are doing,....and where are finding the silver linings. Even if you're cynical, they're there if you look for them! // Thank you for listening and subscribing. We're thankful for all of YOU. And thanks to our terrific sponsor, the Big Life Journal for kids and teens. Use code COOL10 for 10% off your order in time for holidays // Shownotes: Cool Mom Picks podcast page + Join our Spawned community chat on Facebook // Have a good one friends...be safe and healthy, and please wear a mask.!

  • What are you wearing: Pandemic quarantine edition (AKA A little, fun diversion) | Spawned Episode 220

    What are you wearing: Pandemic quarantine edition (AKA A little, fun diversion) | Spawned Episode 220

    03/11/2020 Duration: 29min

    We needed a little diversion because these last few weeks have been rough, so on this episode, we're chatting about what we're wearing these days. Are you wearing workout clothes? Or are you getting dressed and putting make-up every day? What are you buying? What will you never buy again? And how is that affecting your sense of body image? If you need a little break from the news, THIS IS IT! Thanks for listening! And huge thanks to our sponsor, The Connected Parent: An Expert Guide to Parenting in a Digital World, now available at Basic Books. Follow us on social: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, and be sure to check our podcast page for all the links from the show.

  • Helping kids with reading: What we dont know | Ep 219

    Helping kids with reading: What we don't know | Ep 219

    14/10/2020 Duration: 32min

    If you've had kids struggling with reading, writing, and other basic skills, you're not alone. (We've been there too!) Language expert and learning scientist Dr. Cindy Blanco is completely enlightening us with the connections between language and literacy, and let's just say...minds blown. We know you'll get some great tips here for helping even reluctant kids become readers, including a whole lot of tips that take the pressure off both of you. (Did you know cereal boxes count as reading? They do!) // This episode graciously brought to you by the new Duolingo ABC app for kids 3-7, FREE from the makers of the #1 educational language app in the world. Download today at the App Store.// Shownotes: Cool Mom Picks podcast page // Come chat with us in the Spawned FB community! // Don't forget to subscribe + leave us a nice review if you enjoy our show! - xo Kristen + Liz

  • One Good Thing A Day | Ep 218

    "One Good Thing A Day" | Ep 218

    08/10/2020 Duration: 23min

    Last week, Liz stumbled into a wonderful idea: Plan to do "one good thing today," each day. Just one. AScial media friends and followers responded with the most fantastic variety of ideas for their "one good thing," that we couldn't wait to share them on this week's episode to help inspire your own. We hope it gives you some positivity and lightness during some really tough times. We need it! // Grateful for our cool sponsor Gallileo Anywhere classes for kids. Save $5 off your first class thru 10/31/20 // Shownotes: Cool Mom Pick podcast page // Thanks for listening -- and for your kind reviews! (You know how we love those five-star reviews.)

  • So about those gender reveal parties...and other things parents need to know about gender stereotypes | Spawned Ep 217

    So about those gender reveal parties...and other things parents need to know about gender stereotypes | Spawned Ep 217

    15/09/2020 Duration: 42min

    With gender reveal parties on our minds these days, we were so glad to chat with author Lisa Selin Davis about gender stereotypes and what parents need to do to start to changing them, all of which she talks about in her new book, Tomboy: The Surprising History and Future of Girls Who Dare to Be Different. And as always, we close out our show with our cool picks of the week. Follow us on social: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and feel free to say "hi" with an email at spawned@coolmompicks.com. We'd love to hear from you. Thanks for supporting our podcast by subscribing, downloading our episodes, and giving us a 5-star review.

  • Lisa Damour on teens, school, and mental health | Ep 216

    Lisa Damour on teens, school, and mental health | Ep 216

    08/09/2020 Duration: 35min

    If you have an older child or teen who's just gone back to school, you're going to want to pay close attention to this week's episode of Spawned. Because we're talking with best-selling author, psychologist, and new podcaster Dr. Lisa Damour, who's here to elaborate on her her viral NY Times article, "The 2020 Back-to-School List for Teens' Emotional Well-Being." She helps us all learn a little more about 4 things we can do to support our kids right now through a school year that's bound to be like no other. To say the least. // Thanks so much for listening and subscribing, and for your kind 5-star reviews! (Write one: it only takes a few seconds.) // Find shownotes on Cool Mom Picks // Thanks to our sponsor, the Panasonic HomeHawk WINDOW security camera.

  • ELECTION FACT CHECK: Why voting by mail is safe + important | Ep 215

    ELECTION FACT CHECK: Why voting by mail is safe + important | Ep 215

    31/08/2020 Duration: 38min

    Whether you're pinned to election coverage right now, or avoiding it completely, we think everyone should listen to this interview with Amber McReynolds, CEO of the bipartisan National Vote at Home Institute. She's got the real facts (as in, not alternative facts) about voting by mail and absentee ballots. You'll learn some of the benefits we hadn't considered, the positive changes that vote-by-mail can make to our democracy, why voter fraud by mail is nearly impossible -- and the extra special advantage that voting by mail can have for parents. Take a listen right now! We walked away so much smarter from this interview and we hope you will too. // Graciously brought to you by PerfectClean - save 25% with discount code COOL // Shownotes: Cool Mom Picks // Thanks so much for subscribing, and for your kind reviews which help support our show. And don't forget to V O T E !

  • What we get wrong about kids and tech: Jordan Shapiro | Spawned ep 214

    What we get wrong about kids and tech: Jordan Shapiro | Spawned ep 214

    14/08/2020 Duration: 37min

    Jordan Shapiro is the author of The New Childhood: Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World, and he's about to blow your mind. We discuss the benefits of kids and tech,, embracing family screen time, why fear of technology may be worse than actual technology, how video games got such a bad rap, and so much more -- in fact he's completely reshaped our own attitudes about digital parenting. // Shownotes here. // Chat with us in the Spawned FB community and join our Out-Tech Your Kids community to find the most supportive parents! And hey, subscribe to our new Out-Tech Your Kids podcast, for easy 15 minute tech tips for parents each week. // Many thanks to our sponsor, Kobi Kids Natural Deodorant, formulated just for tweens and teens.

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