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We get it. Being a mom is full-on and full-time. Equal parts FUN and WTF. Our kids don’t come with instructions, and it’s ok if we don’t have all the answers. We’ll figure it out together. The best advice comes from our favorite experts and doctors, trusted mom friends, and learning on the job. Get your coffee — or wine! — and tune in to hear us spill it all. We got this. This is MOM BRAIN with Hilaria Baldwin and Daphne Oz.
 
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Danica McKellar might just save you during quarantine. She not only has homeschooling tips, but she is currently holed up in Canada with her family, filming a Hallmark Christmas movie which will no doubt brighten up your holidays. Yes, Danica was Winnie Cooper on the iconic television show, The Wonder Years. Yes, she was in The West Wing. But did y…
 
You can't pigeonhole Natalie Portman's career. She was a child actor in 1994's "The Professional", a sci-fi matriarch in the Star Wars prequels, the Academy Award winning star of 2010's "Black Swan", and She's also a Harvard grad, activist and mother of two with her husband, Benjamin Millepied. Now with her latest book, Natalie Portman's Fables, sh…
 
Zanna Roberts Rassi is a New York-based (by way of Manchester, England) fashion journalist and entrepreneur. She's the co-founder of Milk Makeup and Style Correspondent for E!. She's also the mother of twin girls and is married to Mazdack Rassi. Recorded back in early March, pre-quarantine, this conversation is a fun look into Zanna's life. She tel…
 
This episode of Mom Brain covers a difficult topic, but it's a discussion that is necessary for the safety of children everywhere. The Child Rescue Coalition is a nonprofit organization doing an incredible job in the fight against child sexual abuse. They do this by building technology for law enforcement, free of charge, to track, arrest and prose…
 
Danielle Fishel Karp is an actress countless people grew up with while watching ABC’s popular sitcom, Boy Meets World. Every girl wanted to be Topanga and every boy had a crush on her. She recently reprised her role of Topanga in the Disney Channel spinoff series Girl Meets World. She's also now, a director, started a hair care product company call…
 
Maria Dueñas Jacobs is a mompreneur who has been through a lot as a mother. She's struggled with miscarriage. She's had a natural birth with her first daughter. Then she had a c-section with her 2nd birth with her twin daughters. She also launched her own business while working her day job. Maria is the Founder of Super Smalls kids accessories. Pre…
 
You probably know Claire Holt as the beautiful Rebekah Mikaelson in the television series ‘The Vampire Diaries' and 'The Originals.' This incredible actress is also a new mommy to son James, who was born last year, and her newborn baby girl, Elle. Claire is a strong advocate for mothers and the struggles they face. She continues to be vocal about m…
 
We had so much to discuss about IVF with Dr. Zaher Merhi that we brought him back for a 2nd episode. Once again Dr. Merhi is a Board-certified medical doctor in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and that he's the Director of Research and Development in IVF Te…
 
Jennifer Garner needs no introduction. You've seen her in countless movies and TV shows (13 Going on 30 is a personal favorite of ours). Outside of acting, Jennifer is a busy mom to 3, a producer and an entrepreneur. She's also the co-founder of organic children's food company Once Upon a Farm. Now, she's teaming up with Walmart for their Camp By W…
 
This week's Mom Boss is one incredible woman! Camilla Marcus is a chef and restaurateur, entrepreneur and angel investor. She is the founder of west~bourne, the popular all day, zero-waste restaurant in SoHo, Manhattan that operates with a unique, fully integrated philanthropic business model. Camilla joins Hilaria and Daphne to discuss how her cul…
 
Mom Brain tribe, you spoke and we listened. Since sleep training is one of the most requested topics in the Mom Brain inbox, and there are so many moms (Hilaria and Daphne included) who desperately crave more sleep. We invited Dr. Sophia Axelrod, PhD to help us all out. She is a neuroscientist, sleep researcher and mom of 2 with the superpower (and…
 
This week's Mom Boss is Jessica Saultz, founder of Dino Bars, a brand of the Functional Food Company, a small family-owned business owned and managed by Jessica and her husband, Ian. They believe in the positive effects of eating healthy, and want to provide like-minded parents with a healthy snack for their kids. Jessica realized there were limite…
 
This week's Mom Boss is serial entrepreneur & mom of two, Divya Gugnani, co-founder of Wander Beauty, a company that aims to disrupt the beauty industry and streamline makeup routines by creating beauty essentials for busy lifestyles. She decided to create Wander Beauty, a line of multitasking beauty essentials, to keep women everywhere gorgeous on…
 
In this day in age our reliance on screens and technology are a part of life but perhaps it is something we lean on too much. Dr. Lori Whatley is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the effects of digital device usage for businesses and individuals. Her new book is titled Connected and Engaged: How to Manage Digital Distractions and Reconnec…
 
This week's incredible Mom Boss is Jessica Rolph, Cofounder and CEO of Lovevery, an award-winning children’s education company that makes play products that are designed by child development experts. Lovevery's toys are thoughtfully crafted, and rigorously tested to encourage inspired learning for kids at every age, starting from birth. If that’s n…
 
Tatyana Ali is an incredible mom of 2 sons, who made a name for herself as Ashley Banks for 6 seasons on NBC's, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. She also played the role of Roxanne on CBS's The Young and the Restless, and had a successful music career in the late 90s. She graduated from Harvard in 2002 and is on the celebrity advocacy council for March…
 
This week's Mom Boss is Cristina Lynch, the founder and CEO of Mi Golondrina, a clothing line Cristina designed with the rich culture of her Mother’s Mexican heritage and love of Mexican art in mind. Mi Golondrina collaborates with more than 450 artisans in Mexico to create unique, one-of-a-kind, handmade clothing and accessories. The products are …
 
You know Sheinelle Jones best as the co-host of the third hour of NBC's TODAY Show. Pre-TODAY, she rose through the ranks of broadcast TV, working in Illinois, Oklahoma and Philly. In addition to co-anchoring a morning news juggernaut, Sheinelle co-hosts Sirius XM’s “Off the Rails” and hosts “Through Mom’s Eyes,” a digital series for TODAY where sh…
 
Another amazing Mom Boss joins us, and she has got one inspiring story. Dawn Russell is a cancer survivor, health advocate, entrepreneur, founder of 8Greens, mother and wife. She was named to Vanity Fair’s Hall of Fame, honored as one of Vogue’s four women of empowerment, featured in the book 100 Most Powerful Women of the Next Generation, and was …
 
As we continue to highlight amazing moms everywhere achieving incredible feats we wanted to talk to the moms that had a spark of an idea and ran with it. These are mompreneurs that started businesses with no business degrees or business plans, or any experience running a company, and then scaled that idea into a successful thriving enterprise, whil…
 
Katie Lowes is an actor's actor, a star on stage and screen. Her breakout role came as Quinn Perkins in the ABC drama Scandal. She got her start in shows like The Sopranos, Without a Trace, NCIS, and Grey's Anatomy. Katie and her actor husband, Adam Shapiro, made their Broadway debut in the musical, Waitress in 2018. She will star in the upcoming N…
 
We're spotlighting another amazing mom on the front lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Dr. Florencia Segura is a board-certified pediatrician, advocate and mother. She is a Children's National Medical Center trained pediatrician who works at Einstein Pediatrics in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. She talks to Hilaria and Daphne about her experience as …
 
After witnessing depression take hold of her students at Yale, Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University, Dr. Laurie Santos decided to do something about it. What she did was launch the most popular class in Yale's 300 year history. Laurie teaches the famous happiness course, Psychology and the Good Life and hosts the …
 
You might not realize it, but Angela Santomero is more than likely a seminal figure to your kids. She's the 30 time Emmy nominated producer behind Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues and creator of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, not to mention PBS's Super Why, Amazon's Wishenpoof and Netflix's Charlie's Colorforms City. Needless to say Angela has created, dev…
 
It's the father and daughter team of Deepak and Mallika Chopra, bringing some calm into our day. Deepak is one of the most well known figures in the wellness community. He is a physician, bestselling author, and Oprah pal. His most recent book is titled Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential. His daughter Malika is an author, motivational sp…
 
Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart is a pediatric psychologist and parenting coach. She is the President and Owner of a A New Day pediatric psychology in San Antonio, Texas. Originally from Saint Croix in the Caribbean, Ann-Louise is married with 1 daughter and 1 son. In light of the anti-racism protests and movement for change around the country, Hilaria and…
 
Lydia Denworth wants you to know the power of friendship. She's a mom of 3 boys, a science journalist, contributing editor of the Scientific American, and writer of multiple incredibly well researched and scientifically backed books tackling various topics like the relationship of sound in children or the debate about lead and children. Her latest …
 
Catherine Reitman is the creator, executive producer, writer and star (alongside her husband) of the popular Netflix series Workin' Moms, which just released its fourth season. You might have also seen her in shows like "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and "Blackish." Most importantly, she's also a wife, mom of two and is working full-time durin…
 
Tovah Klein was so delightful and informative the first time she was on Mom Brain—so it was a no brainer to get her back! Tovah is the author of 2014's How Toddlers Thrive: What Parents Can Do Today for Children Ages 2-5 to Plant the Seeds of Lifelong Success. The mother of 3 boys is also Director of the Barnard College Center for Toddler Developme…
 
Gabby Bernstein is a life coach, international speaker, and number 1 New York Times Bestseller, a prolific one at that. She has published 8 books in 9 years. Her most recent is titled, "Super Attractor: Methods for Manifesting a Life beyond Your Wildest Dreams". In her conversation with Hilaria and Daphne, Gabby covers a lot of ground. She gives us…
 
Dr. Cara Natterson is a pediatrician, New York Times bestselling author—and is currently quarantining at home with her family, just like you. If one thing is for sure, it's that Cara knows a lot about raising kids. The proof is in the book she wrote all about boys and puberty, Decoding Boys: New Science Behind the Subtle Art of Raising Sons. In thi…
 
If you're a child of the 90s, you no doubt know actress, author, and entrepreneur Alicia Silverstone. She was the star of hit movies like Clueless, The Crush or Blast From The Past and authored multiple books on diet, health and wellness. She also blogs at her website TheKindLife.com and her new film “Bad Therapy” with Rob Corddry is out now on vid…
 
We're thrilled to have a second episode with the funny and awesome, Laura Prepon. Of course you know her as the incredibly accomplished actor, director and best selling author from "That '70's Show" and Netflix's, "Orange Is the New Black." Her latest book is an incredible and unapologetic memoir, titled You and I, as Mothers: A Raw and Honest Guid…
 
If you're like us you're so much more appreciative of your kids' teacher these days. This episode is for all the quarantined moms that are drowning in emails of lesson plans and virtual conferences with teachers. For our Mom Brain tribe that's trying to decode how in the world teachers get kids to listen and focus. Mariah Bruehl is author of the 20…
 
Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge is a pediatric psychologist, founder and director of Dr. Roseann and Associates, and a neurofeedback practitioner. She is also co-author of 2018’s Brain Under Attack: A Resource for Parents and Caregivers of Children with PANS, PANDAS, and Autoimmune Encephalitis. In this episode, Dr. Roseann talks to Hilaria and Daphne ab…
 
As we all adjust to quarantined life and the norms of social distancing, we decided to open the Mom Brain inbox and answer your questions on another episode of Mom Mail! This edition is a rollercoaster ride as we cover topics that are silly, serious, and even deeply personal. Hilaria and Daphne go deep talking about everything from miscarriages to …
 
Tracy Anderson has made a name for herself training stars and training you. After Gwyneth Paltrow worked with Tracy for the first Iron Man film, the actress was so impressed she teamed up with Tracy and the two became partners. Releasing countless fitness DVDs, hosting online streaming sessions, and opening gyms in multiple continents, the Tracy An…
 
Daniella Monet juggles a lot these days. She's an actress, singer, entrepreneur, podcast host, partner and mother of one. You may know Daniella best from playing the fan-favorite character of Trina Vega throughout all four seasons of Nickelodeon's Victorious from 2010 to 2013. More recently, Daniella partnered up with actress Evanna Lynch to create…
 
Arielle Charnas started Something Navy, her fashion blog and Instagram account, in 2009 to impress her boyfriend at the time. By 2017 she had over a million followers on Instagram, launched her first collection with Nordstroms, and said boyfriend became her ex boyfriend. Now she has a long term contract with Nordstroms, and the release of her colle…
 
Lenore Skenazy has been fighting against helicopter parenting ever since 2008 when she published her controversial and eye-opening column about letting her then 9-year-old ride the subway home alone. That inspired her to found Free-Range Kids, which consists of a book, blog and movement dedicated to the belief that kids are not in constant danger. …
 
Jillian Michaels is a fitness superstar. You know her from NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and her numerous television appearances. She's also a bestselling author and businesswoman who launched the company Empowered Media in 2008. She now hosts "The Jillian Michaels Show" podcast and runs "My Fitness App" as well. She's also the mother of 2 kids. In thi…
 
Brittany Peltz Buerstedde is a former competitive ice skater turned wife, mom and designer. In 2018, Brittany launched Leah + Rae, a children's clothing brand named after her two daughters. Brittany also welcomed a boy into the family when she gave birth to her son, Phoenix Blue, last year. In this episode, Brittany discusses everything from launch…
 
It's time to get an international education on education. Teru Clavel is a comparative education and international education expert. She is the author of the Amazon bestselling book, World Class: One Mother's Journey Halfway Around the Globe in Search of the Best Education for Her Children. Teru is also an education journalist, college consultant, …
 
Having a baby is an extraordinary time of change, both physical and psychological. In this episode of Mom Brain, we talk about the latter – what to expect and how to prepare for the addition of a baby to your life. Not only is Dr. Alyssa Berlin a mother of four, but she is also a clinical psychologist who specializes in pregnancy, postpartum and pa…
 
Julie A. Fast is not only a bipolar expert, a national speaker, and author, she also has lived with bipolar disorder since she was a teenager. Julie is the author of numerous books including 2004's Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder. She was a consultant for Claire Danes on the Showtime series Homeland, as her character Carrie Mathison suffered f…
 
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