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Hosted by Gen X moms, Kaanji Irby and Tara Campbell. These two women- one Black and one White- come from different worlds, but have become close friends through their shared experiences as suburban ‘boy moms,’ working women in male-dominated workplaces, and their love of 90s hip-hop. Listen in as they chat with each other and connect with guests about parenting and pop culture and the tragedies and triumphs of motherhood with honesty, empathy and humor.
 
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How much time is too much screen time? How old should kids be when they get cell phones? This week, we dive into a discussion on how we can manage our kids' non-educational screen time and the ways that we have been challenged to monitor their usage of devices and computers. Listen for some tips on realistic screen time solutions, and listen as our…
 
This week, we are joined by Nadine Fonseca, Founder and CEO of Mighty Kind, a publication company dedicated to providing anti-bias resources for parents and kids. Nadine talks about how Mighty Kind focuses on kindness and compassion as the foundation for anti-bias learning, and why discussing these issues with our kids is more important than ever. …
 
This week, Kaanji andTara discuss their changing relationships with their pre-teen sons and share how they are working to keep those bonds strong as their kids grow into adulthood. As usual, our hosts look to pop culture to help, as the conversation views parent/child relationships through the lens of some well-known movies. Listen as Kaanji shares…
 
This week, listen to a throwback episode from October 2020, when our guests sat down and chatted with child counselor Jenny Gomez about how to talk to our kids about anxiety-inducing events like puberty and political unrest. The conversation is as relevant in 2021 as it was when it first aired. Stay tuned for tips on how to navigate challenging con…
 
Our hosts are back from a hiatus to kick off Season Two. The discussion centers on self care, how they replenish their spirits in this season, and how they cultivate their children's well being. Kaanji and Tara share their tips for changing your environment, disengaging from screens, and avoiding the overscheduling trap. Listen to the end for Kaanj…
 
It's our podcasting 1 year anniversary and we are celebrating with this hilarious and introspective episode featuring clips and highlights from this year's favorite moments and guests. If you have been listening since day one or this is your first day listening, you will be entertained by this week's episode. Connect with us: Clubhouse: @Kaanji and…
 
This week, we discuss the transformation that comes along with parenting, and Kaanji and Tara share how their lives and personalities have changed since they have become parents. Listen to learn more about our hosts' teenage personalities and the most positive ways that motherhood has shaped their identities. Connect with us: Clubhouse: @Kaanji and…
 
This week, Kaanji and Tara talk about double standards, unfairness, and injustices. From small daily moments like missing out on a piece of pizza to larger social debates such as Sha’Carri Richardson’s suspension to the Olympics, unfairness is a constant in life, yet difficult for kids to understand. Stay tuned to hear the tough life lessons that K…
 
In the spirit of Independence Day, Kaanji and Tara talk about the importance of independence in a context separate from this national holiday—raising children. They share their personal challenges and successes when it comes to raising independent children, and talk to their intern Pip about a path of independence leading up to her college years. C…
 
We love intentionally, we learn intentionally, we live intentionally, but sometimes, we forget about parenting intentionally. This week, Kaanji and Tara create a roadmap for anyone who wants to parent with intentionality. They discuss their experiences and share simple, mindful ways to approach this parenting style. Listen to the end to find out wh…
 
How do you give and receive love to your kids and your loved ones? This week, we talk about all things love - Loving Day and love languages. We begin with an important discussion on Juneteenth and then share how we honor our kids' and partners' love languages and explain why we should all follow the Platinum Rule. 5 Love Languages Test: https://www…
 
This week, Kaanji and Tara sit down with Jessica Nazario, who discusses the steps she has taken to transition back into the workforce after taking a sabbatical to stay home with her children. Jessica shares her insights and offers suggestions for any mom who may be looking to re-enter the workforce. Listen to the end to find out the Bday gift Kaanj…
 
What's the cure for the summertime blues that affected many of us last summer? This week, we talk about plans for summer 2021 - the camps, the vacations, and the workload! We share some of our memories of past summers and discuss how we plan and prepare for summer break. Listen to the end to find out our hosts' dream vacations and why they may do a…
 
Our Gemini twin co-hosts, Kaanji and Tara, invited you to join their Birthday Extravaganza this week. Join this fun-filled episode as they talk about how they celebrate their birthdays, birthday celebrations from their past and for their kids, and the one gift that Kaanji has outlawed in her house and why. Listen to find out what Kaanji gifted Tara…
 
This week, Kaanji and Tara discuss The Sandwich Generation, a term used to describe women who are both raising young children and taking on the additional responsibilities of caring for their aging parents. They each discuss the additional responsibilities they are taking on with their mothers, and how that affects their own mental health. Kaanji r…
 
As May in Mental Health Awareness Month, Tara and Kaanji discuss the importance of having open conversations about mental health and getting the help you need. They talk about their own mental health struggles and what has helped them, the different messages they received growing up about therapy, and they share ideas for their listeners on how to …
 
Tara and Kaanji discuss whether Mother's Day should be an official holiday or whether it's time to cancel this century-old celebration. They talk about the contradicting origin tale and reflect on their own experiences, expectations and attitudes around Mother's Day and how - or if - they "celebrate" it in their households. Connect with us: Clubhou…
 
Kaanji and Tara discuss why work life balance doesn't exist and how they handle being working mothers. They share the stress of being pulled in many different directions and how they keep their priorities in check. The conversation takes a vulnerable turn as they uncover a glaring discrepancy between their experiences over the last year, but they f…
 
On this poignant episode, Kaanji and Tara share their initial reactions and thoughts on George Floyd's murder and the guilty verdict handed down against his killer. Their conversation centers on how their lives have been forever changed by George Floyd's murder in May 2020, and how they have talked to their adolescent sons about the murder, racial …
 
How can we raise our kids to be as strong as possible while shielding them from the harsh realities of a (sometimes) cruel and unequal society? In this episode, Kaanji and Tara discuss how their childhood traumas and experiences impacted their parenting choices and have taught them to be resilient adults. They share how they have learned to teach t…
 
What's it like to raise a Muslim child in American society? This week, we are joined by Dr. Shazia Anwar, a physician, certified life coach and community builder. Listen in as Kaanji and Tara have an enlightening and honest conversation with Shazia about the challenges, opportunities and pressures of raising Muslim children in America, misconceptio…
 
This week, we are joined by Kelly Walker, host of the sports-focused podcast, Hustle & Pro. We chat about why involving our kids in youth sports benefits their overall development, how to navigate challenges of a demanding extracurricular schedule, and finding the right activity for your kids. Listen as Kelly bravely shares her personal antiracism …
 
Kaanji and Tara welcome Connection Coach Emily Siegel to the podcast this week to talk about the importance of friendships and connection. They discuss their difficulties with creating new friendships and why connected relationships are so important to all of us. They discuss how to build a friend circle when you’re new in town and how vulnerabilit…
 
Kaanji and Tara have a vulnerable conversation this week about their complicated relationships with food and their bodies. Listen as they each share their stories of when they first internalized the idea that they weren't enough as they were and how having adolescent kids is shining a light on a lifelong struggle. They discuss radical self love, pa…
 
Kaanji and Tara talk to the co-hosts of Didn't I Just Feed You about the struggle with feeding our families and establishing healthy food relationships. What was meant to be a conversation about picky eaters and meal planning turns into an amazing and insightful conversation about our complex relationship to food. Listen as Stacie and Meghan talk a…
 
Kaanji and Tara sit down with Alison Lumbatis, style guru and founder of Get Your Pretty On, the go-to resource for inclusive fashion inspiration and lifestyle advice. Listen as Alison explains her journey from engineer to blogger to entrepreneurship, helping over 30,000 discover their authentic style as GYPO community members. Check out Get Your P…
 
This episode, Kaanji and Tara discuss the rise in violence in Asian-American communities and talk about how we can educate and inform our kids about hate crimes, racism and discrimination. Our hosts talk about how we can work together to ensure safety for all of our kids and offer some strategies for we can work in solidarity to end violence agains…
 
This episode, Kaanji and Tara share their experiences surviving the Texas winter storm that resulted in record low temps, historic snowfalls, statewide power outages, school closings, and more uncertain times! Our hosts chat about how the experience brought their parenting skills to a new level of anxiety and the lessons that they took away from th…
 
Mom, Can I Say The N** Word? In this deeply raw and honest episode, Kaanji and Tara discuss the N word and how they have addressed the use of this word in their homes and with their families. The discussion turns deeply personal as Kaanji discusses one of her experiences with racism. Stay tuned to the end, as our hosts lighten the mood a bit by sho…
 
Do you find yourself repeating negative parenting patterns with your kids and want to break the cycle? This week, Kaanji and Tara sit down with positive parenting expert, Alexis, as she shares the pillars of this parenting style, how to incorporate positive parenting in your life, and how it changed her motherhood journey. Listen to the end for som…
 
Kaanji and Tara share how they celebrate and teach Black History to their kids and use February as Black History Month as a starting point for these conversations. Listen to the end of this powerful episode for our special tribute to Black legends, Henry "Hank" Aaron and Cicely Tyson. Please subscribe, rate, and review @ Apple Podcasts. Follow us o…
 
Podcast Family, listen up! Are you ready to listen to bonus episodes and support keeping this podcast ad-free? Well, you can now join our exclusive private, patreon community and support this show! Check out this quick update and a sneak peek at some of the behind-the-scenes content that our patrons will have access to. Check out this quick clip as…
 
This week, Kaanji and Tara get real about why so few women have friendships across racial lines. We share some life experiences and shine a light on why it is important for moms to expand our friendships across color lines. Listen in as we open up and try to understand how race and fear affect our friendships and how to be intentional in promoting …
 
Listen in as we talk about the language of love - sign language - with special guest Elise Tate, CEO & author of Sign Me Up for a Happy Home. This week, Kaanji and Tara chat with Elise, as she opens up about her life as an NFL wife, mothering 2 toddlers, and her diverse and inclusive parenting resource about teaching sign language to kids. Welcome …
 
This week's episode is all about dollars and sense. Join us as we discuss how to talk with kids about money, budgets and financial responsibility, and how to break a cycle of financial chaos in your family. The Motherhood and Black and White Podcast is a weekly conversation with Kaanji and Tara about motherhood- the challenges and celebrations. Thi…
 
Join us for our first annual Joyous Kwanzaa Celebration. First, Kaanji and Tara discuss the history, practice and principles of Kwanzaa. And later, we are joined by Kaanji's mom for a special, virtual Kwanzaa candle lighting ceremony. Listen and learn how to explain Kwanzaa to your family and friends, and recognize and honor celebrants as we amplif…
 
Looking to get in the holiday spirit? Grab your winter drink of choice and tune into Kaanji and Tara’s joyous jingle-jangling chat about their favorite parts of Christmas! Find out their favorite holiday music, movies, memories, and moments, and get some ideas for inclusive gifts that challenge gender and cultural norms. Let us know your favorite h…
 
Have you ever forgotten your kid's birthdate? Have you ever lied about your kid's age to get that child discount? This week, Kaanji and Tara get to know each other a little better by playing Never Have I Ever - the Mom Edition! Listen to this joy-inducing episode and play along. Even though this version does not include alcohol and is most definite…
 
This time of year is all about gifts, giving, and generosity. But this week’s guest mom, licensed therapist Vanessa M. Sanford, challenges us to think bigger. How do we nurture generosity in our kids while appreciating and acknowledging the generosity they already have? Vanessa has answers for us as she challenges us to model and pursue a generosit…
 
It's a Family Affair this episode as Kaanji and Tara take a break and pass the mic to their sons, Roman and Gage, and their college intern Tevah. This episode gives us the chance to see our hosts like never before (and maybe never again, since one son said his mom isn’t funny!) Listen with your kids to this hilarious inside look at how our hosts ar…
 
Over the Wi-fi and Through the Zoom, Thanksgiving 2020 is Here! Grab a bite to eat and join us for this delicious, sorry, delightful Thanksgiving episode! Kaanji and Tara dish on their favorite Thanksgiving memories and traditions, and share what they're grateful for this year. The episode turns a bit more serious as Kaanji shares some health chall…
 
In this episode, we catch up and chat with journalist, author, nonprofit founder, and mother, Gretchen Carlson. You may know Gretchen as a former Miss America and the courageous woman who has been a leading voice in speaking out about workplace harassment. But you may not know what her kids thought about her stance or what she has been up to recent…
 
This week we break tradition. We welcome our first kids to the show! Be inspired by both kidpreneurs' desires to share their experiences and uplift others. Meet Madison, a 7-year old author with big dreams and a bigger heart, and Milo, a fearless 13-year old coding expert with a coding school for kids. And meet their incredible moms, Fionna and Soj…
 
Do you ever show up at work and feel like a fraud? Like you have to pretend your job is more important than your family? And then, when you come home, like you have to be a supermom? This one is for you. This episode Kaanji and Tara get real about facing imposter syndrome, pay disparity, and role modeling authenticity for their children. Clutch you…
 
One in 8 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. This week, runner, mom and coach, Shaluinn Fullove, shares her previvor story and talks about having a Champion mindset. Coach Shal's story of strength and courage teaches us all about navigating sickness and setbacks, and racism and redemption as a parent. We revisit Tar…
 
Talking Politics and Puberty w/ Child Counselor Jenny Gomez With just over 2 weeks before the election, the news cycle and social media are dominated by partisan issues and rhetoric — and our kids notice. How can we engage them in positive, meaningful discussions? This week, Kaanji and Tara sit down with child counselor Jenny Gomez to get official …
 
This week Kaanji and Tara discuss Mommy Wine Culture and how each of them views the sometimes hilarious, other times problematic messaging that women receive about the role that alcohol plays in their motherhood journey. They each share some of the funniest memes and marketing taglines they've seen, how many more options people have for drinking to…
 
What do you wish you had known before becoming a mom? This week, Kaanji and Tara each discuss 5 things they wish they had known before having kids. The discussion runs through a wild range of topics, including how hard it is to keep kids in shoes that fit, the complexity of postpartum emotions, and the importance of those pelvic floor muscles. They…
 
Sabrina Parsons, CEO of Palo Alto Software, joins the conversation this week. This episode is a mini-reunion for Kaanji and Sabrina, whose friendship goes back to the late-1980s, when they attended the same, all-girls high school in the Bay Area. We discuss the benefits of a single-sex education for girls, the legacy of RBG, and tips on how to live…
 
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