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Ellie Knaus celebrates and commiserates with world class experts, best-selling authors, and listeners around the world on Atomic Moms podcast. She shares the sweet and messy journey of her growing family and welcomes complex discussions on topics from postpartum anxiety to schooling to marriage after kids and how to build your village of mom-friends. Since 2014, listeners have found a welcoming space Ellie calls Switzerland in the Mommy Wars. Apple Podcasts features Atomic Moms podcast under its most popular Kids and Family recommendations. And Mental Floss named Atomic Moms in 19 Notable Podcasts About Parenting. Listen up anywhere you get your favorite podcasts and find us at atomicmoms.com and on Instagram @atomicmoms.

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Ellie Knaus celebrates and commiserates with world class experts, best-selling authors, and listeners around the world on Atomic Moms podcast. She shares the sweet and messy journey of her growing family and welcomes complex discussions on topics from postpartum anxiety to schooling to marriage after kids and how to build your village of mom-friends. Since 2014, listeners have found a welcoming space Ellie calls Switzerland in the Mommy Wars. Apple Podcasts features Atomic Moms podcast under its most popular Kids and Family recommendations. And Mental Floss named Atomic Moms in 19 Notable Podcasts About Parenting. Listen up anywhere you get your favorite podcasts and find us at atomicmoms.com and on Instagram @atomicmoms.

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Best Podcast for Moms

By RAJ141719 - Sep 24 2019
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Ellie’s podcast is my saving grace during my commute. Her conversations are so relatable and engaging, and in a time of life that can feel isolating and overwhelming, it’s comforting to hear her and her wonderful guests share their candid thoughts and experiences. Her conversations with regular guests Bridget and Claire are among my very favorite episodes — never a dull moment with them! Thanks for all you do, Ellie and team!

My #1 podcast

By Torie Henderson - Sep 09 2019
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This podcast has been at the top of my list for years and it still delivers. Don't miss it.

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407 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Best Podcast for Moms

By RAJ141719 - Sep 24 2019
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Ellie’s podcast is my saving grace during my commute. Her conversations are so relatable and engaging, and in a time of life that can feel isolating and overwhelming, it’s comforting to hear her and her wonderful guests share their candid thoughts and experiences. Her conversations with regular guests Bridget and Claire are among my very favorite episodes — never a dull moment with them! Thanks for all you do, Ellie and team!

My #1 podcast

By Torie Henderson - Sep 09 2019
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This podcast has been at the top of my list for years and it still delivers. Don't miss it.

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Ellie Knaus celebrates and commiserates with world class experts, best-selling authors, and listeners around the world on Atomic Moms podcast. She shares the sweet and messy journey of her growing family and welcomes complex discussions on topics from postpartum anxiety to schooling to marriage after kids and how to build your village of mom-friends. Since 2014, listeners have found a welcoming space Ellie calls Switzerland in the Mommy Wars. Apple Podcasts features Atomic Moms podcast under its most popular Kids and Family recommendations. And Mental Floss named Atomic Moms in 19 Notable Podcasts About Parenting. Listen up anywhere you get your favorite podcasts and find us at atomicmoms.com and on Instagram @atomicmoms.

"How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids" | Jancee Dunn, Bestselling Author

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Relationship tips + hilarious parenting stories. Podcast #122: New York Times best-selling author Jancee Dunn and host Ellie Knaus share the ins and outs of their relationships and compare funny notes on the home front. Dunn's new book, "How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids," (Little, Brown and Company) is described as "part memoir of discovery, part parenting and marriage how-to, and part intriguing exploration of science that explains why we behave the way we do." We laugh about what frustrates us most about our partners in Newbornland. For example, I remember in my sleep-deprived haze telling Adam he was not allowed to sit in the driveway with his phone after work and that if he wanted to go to the bathroom right when he got home then he should use the one at the office!... (Sorry, Adam. Can't wait to be back in the thick of it with baby #2 this July!) Jancee shares communication skills she learned from an FBI hostage negotiator (for her husband, but I swear it applies to toddlers as well), and we discuss the traps of "maternal gatekeeping". If you find yourself losing your cool with your partner in front of your child, Jancee offers a powerful suggestion for calming your temper. And if you're struggling to make Quality Family Time (Q.F.T.) in this crazy age of kids sports and non-stop birthday parties, Jancee offers the guilt-free, sure-fire way to get off the hook! Yes, buckle up. We cover a lot of ground! xx Ellie
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New York Times bestselling author Jancee Dunn is the author of five books, including "But Enough About Me", a memoir of her rock and roll years, (HarperCollins, 2008) and an essay collection, "Why Is My Mother Getting A Tattoo? And Other Questions I Wish I Never Had To Answer", a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor (Ballantine, 2009). In 2012, with Cyndi Lauper, she cowrote "Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir". Her first book for children, "I’m Afraid Your Teddy Has Been Naughty Today", will be published in 2017 by Candlewick Press. She was a staff writer at Rolling Stone for over a decade, and a veejay at MTV for five years. She writes for many publications, among them the New York Times, Vogue, Food & Wine, and Parents, and was a columnist for GQ and O, The Oprah Magazine. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, the author Tom Vanderbilt, and their daughter. JanceeDunn.net

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Mar 28 2017

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Compassionate Discipline | "Raising Lions" Joe Newman

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Joe Newman grew up with the labels: ADHD and "problem child". Now as parenting expert and author of "Raising Lions: The Art of Compassionate Discipline," he guides parents and teachers in supporting strong-willed children. Newman promises "Firm boundaries make happy, more relaxed children." In this #AtomicMoms, mom-pal Marie Horrigan and I celebrate our children's ferocity while we learn how to create firm boundaries, how to "stay on their side" while handling impulsive or inappropriate behavior, and how we can "shift from opponent to coach". If that's not enough, Joe also explains why I no longer need to ask my child to say "I'm sorry." Listen to find out why. Support for this episode comes from SPEAKABOOS.COM, a digital library for children ages 2-6. Use the code ATOMIC for your free trial!
x Ellie Knaus, Atomic Moms mom-in-chief

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Nov 08 2016

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Conscious Parenting Revolution | Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D.

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Returning to Atomic Moms, conscious parenting trailblazer Dr. Shefali Tsabary shares insights from her brand new book "The Awakened Family: A Revolution in Parenting" (on sale May 31). This exclusive interview is for anyone who wonders why her kid can drive her crazy…for anyone hungry for external validation…for anyone wishy washy with her parental boundaries. Honestly, it’s a conversation for all humans, with or without kids. And you don’t want to miss Dr. Shefali Tsabary give host Ellie Knaus the best spiritual pep talk ever so that Ellie can finally let go of the performance pressure she has carried since she was a kid. Since taking the the parenting world by storm with her New York Times bestseller "The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering our Children", Dr. Shefali Tsabary has changed the conversation from how can we fix our kids to how can we heal ourselves. Last month Oprah Winfrey said, “Parents…you will be wowed and awed by her.” Listeners, we can’t wait to hear what you think/feel. Please subscribe and leave a review on iTunes. And continue the conversation throughout the week on Twitter and Instagram @atomicmoms and on our “Atomic Moms” Facebook page.

May 31 2016

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Sleep Training & Co-Sleeping

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Sleep specialist & psychotherapist Jennifer Waldburger (co-author of "The Sleepeasy Solution") chats with Atomic Moms about tapping into mama instincts, getting rest, and transitioning to the crib.

Mar 18 2015

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Dr. Shefali: The Conscious Parent

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Oprah's favorite parenting expert and best-selling author DR. SHEFALI speaks to Bianca and Ellie about The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children and Out of Control: Why Disciplining Your Child Doesn't Work...And What Will. We discuss how to build authentic connections with our children, how to keep our parental egos in check, and how to honor each child's spirit.

Sep 30 2015

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How to Raise a Boy in 2019 | Michael C. Reichert, Ph.D.

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In this thought-provoking conversation, MICHAEL C. REICHERT, Ph.D., clinical practitioner and founding director of the Center for the Study of Boys' and Girls' Lives at the University of Pennsylvania shares transformational insights from his extensive studies and his book How to Raise a Boy: The Power of Connection to Raise Good Men (TarcherPerigee, April 2019). We discuss discipline and the single most important factor that shapes how a boy learns. This is a conversation every educator and parent will want to hear. Listen up! xx Ellie Knaus

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Apr 11 2019

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Organized Chaos with Claire Coffee

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#149 Get out the wine and the last of the Halloween candy! I’ve been leaning heavy on the experts as of late, and it was about damn time we had an unfiltered mom podcast full of laughter, commiseration, and perfectionism undone. TV star Claire Coffee played Adalind on NBC’s supernatural show GRIMM for six seasons. She, along with her musician husband Chris Thile (Yo Yo Ma told him where to get the engagement ring), and their son 2.5 year-old Calvin, rocked out at our home between A Prairie Home Companion with Chris Thile west coast shows. We talk about the struggle between being creatively fulfilled and getting Mom sh*t done, mama separation anxiety, traveling the world with a toddler, and how parenting is SO DIFFERENT with Ellie’s second child. We love to play into the ridiculousness of our wacky family life with our creative husbands, and jokingly give ourselves and each other a hard time in this episode, but I’d be remiss not to say Claire Coffee is one of the most generous and thoughtful women on this planet and a huge reason this podcast exists. We all need a mom friend who commiserates but doesn’t accept any self-defeating excuses and sends tubs of ice cream when you’re on bed rest. xx Ellie Knaus

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Nov 07 2017

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How to Be a Happier Parent | KJ Dell'Antonia, The New York Times

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KJ Dell’Antonia, mother of four and hockey mom extraordinaire, chats with us from New Hampshire about all the things she learned writing her new book “How to Be a Happier Parent: Raising a Family, Having a Life, and Loving (Almost) Every Minute” (August 21, 2018: pre-order now). I’ve admired this week’s guest for a long time. I would often share her New York Times Motherlode blogs on our #naptimereads. We’re breaking down some of the parenting “challenge spots” (her phrase, mine would be "moments that make me want to laugh-cry"), including chores, discipline, screen time, and getting ready in the morning.  I also share fabulous #atomicmama listener tips for how to be a happier parent! xx Ellie Knaus, mom-in-chief 

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Aug 14 2018

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Janet Lansbury : Elevating Child Care

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RIE parenting method expert Janet Lansbury (No Bad Kids, Elevating Child Care) talks about strengthening the parent/child bond and setting clear boundaries while still validating your child's feelings.

Sep 02 2015

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Dr. Shefali Tsabary | Oprah's Favorite Parenting Coach

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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 anyone hungry for external validation…for anyone wishy washy with her parental boundaries. Honestly, it’s a conversation for all humans, with or without kids. And you don’t want to miss Dr. Shefali Tsabary give host Ellie Knaus the best spiritual pep talk ever so that Ellie can finally let go of the performance pressure she has carried since she was a kid. Since taking the the parenting world by storm with her New York Times bestseller "The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering our Children", Dr. Shefali Tsabary has changed the conversation from how can we fix our kids to how can we heal ourselves. Last month Oprah Winfrey said, “Parents…you will be wowed and awed by her.” Listeners, we can’t wait to hear what you think/feel. Please subscribe and leave a review on iTunes. And continue the conversation throughout the week on Twitter and Instagram @atomicmoms and on our “Atomic Moms” Facebook page. Show notes: AtomicMoms.com

*Join Dr. Shefali Tsabary for her Evolve summit in Long Beach, Sept 15-17, 2017. Register at Dr.Shefali.com*

Sep 12 2017

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The Mother's Transformative Journey + How to Strengthen Your Marriage | Britta Bushnell, PhD

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#231 - This week on Atomic Moms we're highlighting two previously aired conversations with one of our most beloved guests: Britta Bushnell PhD with “The Mother’s Journey” and “How to Strengthen Your Marriage After Children”.

In this raw and real conversation, Britta and Ellie discuss the challenges of emotional intimacy in marriage after kids and the ways in which we can learn to reconnect as a couple post-children. We also dive deep into mythology, motherhood, and the identity shift we experience as mamas. Dr. Britta brings healing light to the unique challenges and shifts we experience as mamas and walks us through powerful steps to rekindle intimacy with our partner.

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Xx Ellie Knaus

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Oct 09 2019

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Martha Beck, Oprah's Go To Life Coach: On Loving Ourselves

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Oprah says of our guest Martha Beck: "She's one of the smartest women I know." In podcast #93 Martha Beck encourages host Ellie Knaus to get honest in every aspect of her life with an INTEGRITY CLEANSE. Of course, Ellie freaks out that everyone will abandon her. Could YOU do it? Wouldn't it be liberating to stop "dancing on eggshells"? We also discuss: the truth about pain, how to handle self-criticism, challenging the voices in our head, what our bodies are really trying to tell us, and how to be compassionate towards ourselves when we're mad at ourselves for how we're being so hard on ourselves (a double whammy and Ellie's longtime favorite conundrum until Martha solves it for us here. Huzzah!)
Martha's bestselling books include: Expecting Adam, Finding Your Own North Star, Steering By Starlight, and Finding Your Way in a Wild New World, and we discuss her new work of fiction: Diana, Herself: An Allegory in Awakening. Martha Beck has three degrees from Harvard. And every month we flip to Martha's column in O Magazine first.
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Aug 23 2016

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How to Strengthen Your Marriage After Children | Britta Bushnell, PhD

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#166 Dr. Britta Bushnell is back to discuss the challenges of emotional intimacy and the ways in which we can reconnect as a couple now that we’re parents. It’s part two of our extremely popular conversation: “The Mother’s Journey: Confronting the Unknown”. We’re taking baby steps, and Britta is here to help us wade through the metamorphic mama goo. 

Guest Bio: Our guest Britta Bushnell is a celebrated speaker, veteran childbirth educator, and expert in guiding audiences to revolutionary new approaches to childbirth, relationship, and parenting. Utilizing the timeless disciplines of cultural mythology and ritual preparation, Britta challenges unseen preconceptions and helps audiences cultivate new ways to approach life’s most important transitions.  

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Mar 14 2018

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Calm Mama, Happy Baby

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Calm Mama, Happy Baby co-authors Derek O'Neill (psychotherapist, motivational speaker, and energy healer) and Jennifer Waldburger (psychotherapist, baby sleep specialist) discuss parenting intuition, the sacred space of the family home, and how your energy is your child?s energy. Kids are wired to study you and to think, feel, and behave like you. So listen up!

Mar 23 2015

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Dr. Laura Berman on Elevating Our Relationships

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You’ve seen her as a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Dr. Oz Show, and The Steve Harvey Show. Our esteemed guest Dr. Laura Berman (New York Times bestselling author, world renowned sex and relationship educator, and clinical professor of ob-gyn and psychiatry at Northwestern University) is here to help us mamas elevate our relationships with the ultimate “Jedi Mind Trick.” She swears that mastering our energy is the key to living an empowered and loving life. We = atoms. Atoms = energy. And let’s face it, most of us go about our lives unconsciously playing off each other’s energy, for better or worse. In this podcast, Dr. Laura Berman shares with host Ellie Knaus and guest co-host Bridget Moloney-Sinclair findings from her latest book, “Quantum Love: Use Your Body’s Atomic Energy to Create the Relationship You Desire.” She schools us in how we can cultivate feelings of optimism, hopefulness, and curiosity, and act from an empowered and truthful place as "a co-creator of our reality". She swears it's possible to hold onto our positive energetic state (good vibes) regardless of the cranky downers we have to interact with. And you’ll be blown away by the life-changing events that led Dr. Berman to developing this book (it was 'another freak and growth experience’ (AFGE) after another).

Because Dr. Laura Berman is a leading expert in sex and love, we also talk about the first-year parenting phenomenon (ya know, the “I want to murder my partner” one) and what that’s really about. We also talk bedroom times: what sex means to men, how we can untangle ourselves from the associated shame, and also how we can raise sexually healthy children. Plus Dr. Berman shares a big-time parenting challenge she recently experienced with her impulsive teenage son and how she consciously handled it with both authority and love.

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Dec 06 2016

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The Fifth Trimester: A Working Mom's Guide | Lauren Smith Brody

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CNN host Kate Bolduan and former Glamour executive editor Lauren Smith Brody give tips for heading back to work after having kids. 

Just back from maternity leave, Kate Bolduan gives us three momhacks for transitioning back to work. And Fifth Trimester founder Lauren Smith Brody shares lessons from her fun, comforting, and informative book: The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom’s Guide to Style, Sanity, and Success After Baby. We talk about changing workplace culture, the gender pay gap as it relates to mamas, how to ask for flex time, signs of postpartum mood disorder, and what to do if you have the sudden itch to quit. xx Ellie Knaus

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About Our Guests:

Kate Bolduan is anchor and host of CNN's "At This Hour" and "State of America" on CNN International.

Lauren is the founder of The Fifth Trimester movement and the author of The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom's Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby (Doubleday), a simultaneous #1 best-seller in the Amazon categories of Motherhood, Women & Business, and Cultural Anthropology. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, CNN.com, Forbes, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Glamour, Refinery29, and dozens more outlets for business leaders and mothers. 

Apr 17 2018

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Gentle Discipline | Sarah Ockwell-Smith Author, Coach

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Fundraising Contest! Go to our social media posts for details! 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. (Seriously. She's crushing it). But I’m having hard time mustering up the energy to parent my eldest as patiently as I have in the past. Parent coach, author, and mother of 4 Sarah Ockwell-Smith gives me skills to make home life easier, a reality check about my expectations, and advice from her brand new book GENTLE DISCIPLINE: Using Emotional Connection – Not Punishment – to Raise Confident, Capable Kids (August 29, 2017). After listening to this episode, you better believe I'm marking my calendar for 2030. Listen to the episode to find out why.

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Aug 29 2017

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Understanding Montessori | Jeanne-Marie Paynel

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Mom pals Ellie Knaus and Bridget Moloney-Sinclair call on Voila Montessori founder JEANNE-MARIE PAYNEL to sort out our child-rearing chaos. We learn: how to simplify our family’s morning routine so we don’t lose our marbles, how to calmly handle mealtime struggles, why Montessori classrooms don't have pretend play objects or talking animal books, and how to create a home environment in which our children can thrive as independent learners. Thanks to podcast #97 Ellie is wondering how she’ll get her exercise now that she won’t be sunscreen play-wrestling her toddler every morning. And for listeners with older kids, you won’t want to miss the choice Jeanne-Marie Paynel's own remarkable mother gave her in high school.

Go to atomicmoms.com for show notes and to sign up for Jeanne-Marie Paynel's FREE summit this week! Ellie's video interview on all she's learned while hosting Atomic Moms is Saturday, Sept 24!
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Sep 20 2016

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We're Expecting!

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We're having a baby! Host Ellie Knaus (first trimester) consults best mom-friends Becca McHugh (second trimester) and Bridget Moloney-Sinclair (third trimester) about the ups and downs of pregnancy while toddler-wrangling at the same time. We discuss: expanding our families, “second child-itus” (it’s like my stomach was an instant pop-up tent this time), the “mini van stigma”, VBACS, IUI’s, and a bunch of other initials I knew nothing about before motherhood, and how our toddlers pressured us into making them siblings (Sabrina has convinced me that I'm the surrogate for “HER baby”). We hear Becca’s insane ZIKA-conception story, kiss goodbye to any illusions of a cocooned “4th trimester” with the newborn, and share how Sabrina broke the news to her entire preschool. After listening to this episode, our child-free sound engineer Owen O'Neill wrote Ellie: "Well, that episode was an eye opener to say the least."

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Jan 10 2017

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Parenting Without Ego | Dr. Shefali Tsabary, clinical psychologist, NYT bestselling author

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#220 - New intro/ interview aired May 31, 2016. With the recent College Admissions Scandal, this Atomic Moms replay couldn’t be more timely. Conscious parenting trailblazer and 2x Atomic Moms guest Dr. Shefali Tsabary returns to talk about ego, boundaries, and all the psychological sticky stuff that comes with parenting. Her New York Times bestseller The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering our Children , The Awakened Family: A Revolution in Parenting, and her appearance on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday has changed the conversation from how can we fix our kids to how can we heal ourselves. As Oprah Winfrey declared at a live event I attended, "Parents...you will be wowed and awed by her." Listeners, we can't wait to hear what you think/feel.

xx Ellie Knaus

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May 29 2019

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Separation Anxiety + "The Invisible String" Bestselling Phenomenon | Patrice Karst

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#238 • The bestselling phenomenon The Invisible String has helped countless families with separation anxiety and loss. Patrice Karst, author of The Invisible String, The Invisible Leash, The Invisible Web, You Are Never Alone: An Invisible String Lullaby, and the co-author of The Invisible String Workbook speaks with us about how this independently published book made it around the world, why it’s healing message is so important today, and the exciting backstory of her new Invisible String series (published by Little, Brown Books, Dec 3rd, 2019).

Hope you all survived the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving and made beautiful memories with your little ones. Post-Thanksgiving, I find that my kids have a really hard time heading back to school. The separation anxiety kicks in deep after so much fun, quality time with family. Thankfully, this week on the podcast, guest Patrice Karst has the most heart-warming solution to this challenging struggle. Can’t wait for you to take a listen.


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Dec 04 2019

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Momboss Medley: The Three Founders of Lovevery, State Bags, Aden + Anais

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#237 -Listening to entrepreneur podcasts like How I Built This, I can’t help but want to dig deeper into the guest’s personal lives. I want to ask crazy questions like: When building an empire, does your husband ever feel needy or jealous of your success? Or did your withholding mother drive you to prove yourself to the world? What kind of snacks do you keep at the office? You know, questions people don’t typically ask unless they’re your close girlfriend. And while I don’t know these wildly successful founders personally, Atomic Moms podcast felt like the perfect opportunity to do that. In this compilation episode, we share highlights with three trailblazing founders: Jessica Rolph, Jacq Tatelman, and Raegan Moya-Jones. I can’t wait for you to listen.

First up, Multi-million dollar company founding social entrepreneur, and super interesting/fun mom of three JESSICA ROLPH geeks out with us over baby brain development and start up family life. Jessica co-founded and sold the #1 organic baby food company Happy Family - selling it for hundreds of millions of dollars - and is now putting her heart and soul into Lovevery, play products designed by child development experts.

Then we catch up with Jacq Tatelman, Brooklyn-based social impact entrepreneur and mom of two is co-founder and creative director of the wildly popular STATE bags and the co-creator of the non-profit foundation Country Roads Foundation, est. in 2009.

And finally, we're talking to the creative entrepreneur who put baby swaddle blankets on the map and, eh hem, in Prince George’s “coming home from the hospital” photos, Australian mother of four RAEGAN MOYA-JONES. She shares with Atomic Moms what she learned building a $100 million company Aden + Anais from her kitchen table while raising four daughters. Enjoy!

X Ellie Knaus

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Show Notes: www.atomicmoms.com/podcast/mom-boss-medley-lovevery-state-bags-aden-and-anais

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Nov 21 2019

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How to Raise a Boy in 2019 |Michael C. Reichert, Ph.D.

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#235 - MICHAEL C. REICHERT, Ph.D., clinical practitioner and founding director of the Center for the Study of Boys' and Girls' Lives at the University of Pennsylvania shares transformational insights from his extensive studies and his book How to Raise a Boy: The Power of Connection to Raise Good Men (TarcherPerigee, April 2019). We discuss discipline and the single most important factor that shapes how a boy learns. This is a conversation every educator and parent will want to hear. You may have first heard this episode in April 2019. It's worth a revisit!

xx Ellie Knaus

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Nov 13 2019

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The Fifth Trimester: A Working Mom's Guide | Lauren Smith Brody & Kate Bolduan

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#235 - CNN host Kate Bolduan and former Glamour executive editor Lauren Smith Brody give tips for heading back to work after having kids.

Just back from maternity leave, Kate Bolduan gives us three momhacks for transitioning back to work. And Fifth Trimester founder Lauren Smith Brody shares lessons from her fun, comforting, and informative book: The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom’s Guide to Style, Sanity, and Success After Baby. We talk about changing workplace culture, the gender pay gap as it relates to mamas, how to ask for flex time, signs of postpartum mood disorder, and what to do if you have the sudden itch to quit. You may have first heard this episode in April 2018. It's worth a revisit! And it perfectly pairs with our recent podcast: Fair Play | NYT Bestselling Author Eve Rodsky on Rebalancing Family Responsibilities and Reclaiming Your Time with Eve Rodsky.

xx Ellie Knaus

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Nov 07 2019

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Family House Call | Flu Shot Rebellion, The 'Microdate', and The Silent Soccer Game

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#234 - Join Adam and me on our experimental 'microdate', the latest trend in staying connected after kids. In this episode, Coach Adam discusses what to do when your kid's soccer team loses every single game, and Ellie takes a premature super mom victory lap for organizing a flu shot house call for the whole family using a popular medical app. We report back after it goes horribly, insanely, outrageously awry.

You should definitely not take ANY advice from us. Enjoy!

Ellie Knaus and Adam Sztykiel


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Oct 30 2019

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Fair Play | NYT Bestselling Author Eve Rodsky on Rebalancing Family Responsibilities and Reclaiming Your Time

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#233 - A current New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine bookclub pick, FAIR PLAY by Eve Rodsky tackles the question: how can we share domestic responsibilities in a fair and systematic way so that mothers can reclaim their lives from the thankless time-suck of “invisible labor”? Backed with a Harvard Law degree and organizational management know-how, Eve Rodsky is here to share a clear cut system for our modern families. I don’t know about your household, but in ours, too much is falling through the cracks, from forgotten school forms to cherished relationships with friends. We’ve got this one life; how are we going to consciously choose to live it? Eve helps us cut through the crap and figure out a fair approach to managing our domestic lives. Adam and I have just started implementing this system and our marriage is stronger for it. Listen up!

Xx Ellie

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Oct 23 2019

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Actress Malin Akerman, Dr. Marika Lindholm | The Solo Mom: Redefining Single Motherhood, Plus Support

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#232 - Actress Malin Akerman (Watchmen, Couples Retreat, Billions) and Dr. Marika Lindholm (ESME.com founder) share their personal experiences as single mothers and ways in which we can support the 15 million single parent caregivers in America, including, but not limited to military moms, single moms, divorced moms, and widowed moms.

Our first guest Malin Akerman speaks to the challenges, lessons, and wins during her first year of motherhood that coincided with her divorce and shares the way she introduced co-parenting to the equation with her husband Jack Donnelly, whom she married last year.

And sociologist Dr. Marika Lindholm shares her mission behind ESME.com "Empowering Solo Moms Everywhere". In this wide-ranging conversation, we also discuss our own upbringings with single mothers and the new anthology Dr. Lindholm co-edited We Got This: Solo Mom Stories of Grit, Heart, and Humor, including essays by Anne Lamott, Amy Poehler, and 75 solo mothers. Xx Ellie Knaus

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Oct 16 2019

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The Mother's Transformative Journey + How to Strengthen Your Marriage | Britta Bushnell, PhD

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#231 - This week on Atomic Moms we're highlighting two previously aired conversations with one of our most beloved guests: Britta Bushnell PhD with “The Mother’s Journey” and “How to Strengthen Your Marriage After Children”.

In this raw and real conversation, Britta and Ellie discuss the challenges of emotional intimacy in marriage after kids and the ways in which we can learn to reconnect as a couple post-children. We also dive deep into mythology, motherhood, and the identity shift we experience as mamas. Dr. Britta brings healing light to the unique challenges and shifts we experience as mamas and walks us through powerful steps to rekindle intimacy with our partner.

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Oct 09 2019

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Beautycon: GloZell Green, Queen of Youtube (5M followers) + Sonni Abatta on All Things Beauty

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With nearly 5 million Youtube followers and credits including Trolls and Wreck It Ralph 2, The Queen of Youtube GloZell Green has done it all, including a sit down interview with President Barack Obama at The White House. 

In this live episode in front of an audience of diehard GloZell fans, we discuss everything from screen-time (how does a Youtube star manage to get an iPad away from her toddler?) to the harsh realities of becoming a first-time mother at forty-four. We dispel the myth of the "overnight sensation" and share her secrets to longevity as a content creator. Since this podcast is a live recording straight from the world's largest beauty convention Beautycon and hosted by our friends at The Jane Club, we had to get the inside scoop on GloZell's signature look: green lipstick. After all, when she went to the White House, she gave three tubes of the same green lipstick to President Obama to give to Michelle and their daughters who happen to be huge fans as well. 

We also chat with supermom Sonni Abatta, news anchor turned blogger and podcaster about how she looks so damn refreshed even after having three kids in five years! We're talking about skincare, makeup, and flirting with Botox.

Xx - Ellie Knaus

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Oct 03 2019

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Dan Kois "How to Be a Family" | A Global Parenting Expedition

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#229 - Quick! Find your passport! DAN KOIS, Slate editor, founding host of the podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting, and contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, joins us on Atomic Moms to chat about the truly insane year his family spent traveling the world, hilariously captured in his new book: HOW TO BE A FAMILY: THE YEAR I DRAGGED MY KIDS AROUND THE WORLD TO FIND A NEW WAY TO BE TOGETHER (Little, Brown; Publication Date: 9/17/19). We find out what it's like packing up your family and spending three months living in four vastly different locales: New Zealand, The Netherlands, Costa Rica, and... Kansas. He shares what he found once outside the coastal elite bubble. And we discuss "tall poppy syndrome" vs. the American hunger for exceptionalism — Speaking of my own hunger for exceptionalism, don't forget to rate, review, and give us five stars! Kidding. Not really. It does help new listeners find us. I'm eager for you to hear about Dan's travels and insights he gleaned as a father breaking out of the suburban dad mold. Bring mosquito spray! 

x Ellie Knaus 

Sep 25 2019

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"When the Kids Get Sick" Survival Guide | Becky Friedman, Nikki DeLoach, Caissie Levy

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#228 - New! How do you make it through the week when - surprise - the kids get sick? Quarantined in her podcast studio, Ellie Knaus sends out the mom-bat signal to returning beloved guests: Emmy-winner Becky Friedman (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood) and actress Nikki DeLoach. We break down: favorite hand sanitizers, back up babysitters, the social anxiety of having the kid with the cough, and what these mothers do to reboot before heading to work after all night up with the kids. We've all heard the show must go on, but Ellie also shares a truly incredible moment from her interview with Caissie Levy, ya know, Elsa in Frozen, the Broadway Musical about a recent experience when her toddler fell ill right before an evening performance. 

Also, thank you for all the love re: last week's episode "Apocalyptic Anxiety" with Claire Coffee and Bridget Moloney. Would you believe all three of us ended up with kids home sick from school. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe! x Ellie Knaus 

Sep 18 2019

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Apocalyptic Anxiety, Plus Making New Mom Friends | Claire Coffee, Bridget Moloney, Ellie Knaus

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#227 - Decade-long friends Claire Coffee (actor), Bridget Moloney (director/actor), and Ellie Knaus compare notes on their apocalyptic anxieties, commiserate over the awkwardness of making "back-to-school" mom friends, and play a round of "I'm So Jealous!" The returning bi-coastal mom squad also discuss their post-bedtime reading and watching rituals (hello, HBO's Succession), acknowledge the trickier parts of parenting, and get the New York private school admissions lowdown.

And check out this month’s sponsor: FETCH REWARDS (remember promo code: ATOMIC) for the easiest way to save money on groceries!

Xx Ellie Knaus

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Sep 11 2019

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The Motherhood Mind Game | A Pep Talk with NYT bestselling author Leslie Anne Bruce

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#226 - A five-time New York Times bestselling co-author, returning Atomic Moms guest, and Lauren Conrad's frequent collaborator/b.f.f., LESLIE ANNE BRUCE joins us in our podcast studio to discuss the MIND GAME that is early motherhood and her new book You Are a F*cking Awesome Mom: So Embrace the Chaos, Get Over the Guilt, and Be True to You (September - Hachette Book Group). We discuss why Newborn-land is so treacherous for Type A overachievers. We share our birth experiences and the post-baby marriage fireworks (not the pretty kind). And we compare notes on how we organize our lives now that we both have two kids. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review!

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Xx Ellie Knaus


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Sep 04 2019

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Mastering Back-to-School: Teacher Jennifer Hunt + Dr. Natasha Beck (@Dr.OrganicMommy)

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#225 - Dr. Natasha Beck, equipped with a doctorate in clinical pediatric neuropsychology, and teacher Jennifer Hunt, a second generation early childhood educator, help us tackle the home and classroom fronts in order to give our listeners the tools we need to crush this school year!

First, I have Dr. Natasha Beck walk me through “the systems” she has in place for her own young family and what a non-chaotic day could look like at our house if we make some simple but deliberate changes in our routine. We tackle everything from getting to school on time, to mastering the school lunch, to transitioning into the late afternoon without backpacks and shoes all over the floor, as well as techniques for soothing that “after-school” attitude. I even toss in a listener question: How a mother can find more patience with her three year-old now that she’s exhausted from a newborn? Cause honestly, who doesn't hope for a little more patience during major transitions.

And then I have a parent-teacher meeting with Jennifer Hunt, a second generation early childhood educator. “The best preschool teacher in the world” according to my daughter Sabrina shares with me how the heck she gets all those little kids to actually listen, what advice she has for concerned parents of “the new kid”, what it’s like having her own toddler start preschool, and how you might approach a teacher to be your ally if you’re having behavioral issues at home. Finally, we share children’s books tacking separation anxiety and back-to-school you’ll want to add to your bedtime reading. x Ellie Knaus

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Aug 28 2019

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Who's Watching Us? | Claire Coffee + Bridget Moloney-Sinclair

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BFF’s actress Claire Coffee, director Bridget Moloney-Sinclair, and host Ellie Knaus warm up to summer with travel talk and "family gap year" dreams and bring levity to the bone-chilling subject of privacy in 2019.

In this conversation, we address nanny cams, security cams, data collection, and if there’s any point in trying to protect their children’s faces on social media. Claire discusses her parenting theory regarding “specialness”. And Bridget introduces the listener question from Ann Shrake and Vivian Lee:

“If you could take your family anywhere in the world for a year, where would you go?”

We want to hear from YOU: where would you take your “family gap year”? 

X Ellie Knaus


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Jun 26 2019

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One Bad Mother Host Theresa Thorn on Career Shifts and Gender Exploration

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Theresa Thorn, host of the beloved “One Bad Mother” comedy podcast and mom of 3, joins us to celebrate her glorious new children’s book It Feels Good To Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity, illustrated by Noah Grigni.

In this episode, Ellie geeks out over how Theresa has co-hosted over 300 episodes of One Bad Mother, how she keeps the love alive with her high-school sweetheart turned husband, American Public Radio show host and Maximum Fun founder Jesse Thorn, and all that she has learned exploring gender with her children, including her daughter who identifies as transgender and her son who loves everything B-O-Y.

I can’t wait for all of you to check out the sweetness that is: It Feels Good To Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity.

Xx Ellie Knaus

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Jun 19 2019

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School's Out! Plus Dad's in the Hot Seat | Adam Sztykiel + Ellie Knaus

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Happy Father’s Day! In this family check in, we discuss our tactics for entertaining our kids over summer break, and we catch up with my husband with the impossible last name.

Interrupting our conversational flow, graduating preschooler Sabrina puts Adam in the hot seat and asks questions better than her mother.

And because it's the end of another school year, and we’re all grappling with the wacky passage of time thing, I recount an awkward dad moment at the neighborhood park when my kid-free past collided with a very sniffly present moment. xx Ellie Knaus

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Jun 12 2019

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The Sunscreen Controversy + Gut Health for Beautiful Skin | Dr. Whitney Bowe, Dermatologist, Research Scientist

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#221 - Did you see the FDA's recent sunscreen announcement? Not only are sunscreen chemicals absorbed into our blood, but it remains unclear whether 12 ingredients currently used in sunscreens are safe! We need to protect ourselves and our kids from skin cancer, but what’s a parent to do?

Well, of course, Ellie calls the best in skincare to find out. Dr. Whitney Bowe, research scientist, dermatologist, and mom, shares her thoughts on Atomic Moms about this latest sunscreen controversy, and how we can best protect our health.

And then, we riff on the microbiome, the gut-brain-skin axis, and the importance of cultivating the gut’s good bacteria in order to support our immune system, mental health, and our skin. Dr. Bowe’s Dirty Looks: The Secret to Beautiful Skin is full of scientific research and simple lifestyle changes with a big impact. This episode is for anyone who has ever suffered from anxiety or IBS or inflammation. Pretty much everyone who listens to Atomic Moms! 

xx Ellie Knaus

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Jun 05 2019

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Parenting Without Ego | Dr. Shefali Tsabary, clinical psychologist, NYT bestselling author

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#220 - New intro/ interview aired May 31, 2016. With the recent College Admissions Scandal, this Atomic Moms replay couldn’t be more timely. Conscious parenting trailblazer and 2x Atomic Moms guest Dr. Shefali Tsabary returns to talk about ego, boundaries, and all the psychological sticky stuff that comes with parenting. Her New York Times bestseller The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering our Children , The Awakened Family: A Revolution in Parenting, and her appearance on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday has changed the conversation from how can we fix our kids to how can we heal ourselves. As Oprah Winfrey declared at a live event I attended, "Parents...you will be wowed and awed by her." Listeners, we can't wait to hear what you think/feel.

xx Ellie Knaus

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May 29 2019

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Hollywood Director Julia Hart on Filmmaking, Confidence, and Motherhood

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#219 - Julia Hart shares her personal odyssey from HS English teacher to screenwriter and feature film director. Rachel Bresnahan, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and David Strathairn are just a few of the respected actors bringing her stories to life. In this in-studio conversation, Julia reveals how becoming a mother empowered her to step into the role of director and how motherhood influences the stories she tells. And Ellie shares an empowering matrilineal secret found in her grandmother’s locket. Also, we also discuss the importance of owning our stories as well as the sensitivities necessary in writing a character of another race. xx Ellie Knaus

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May 22 2019

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