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With empathy and a sense of humor about it all, Katie’s Crib keeps it real while providing an indispensable guide for parents trying to find their way. Hosted by actress and mother Katie Lowes, each week the show welcomes guests for open and honest conversations about everything parenting from fertility and postpartum life to the trials and tribulations of raising tiny humans.  

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 58 Ratings

With empathy and a sense of humor about it all, Katie’s Crib keeps it real while providing an indispensable guide for parents trying to find their way. Hosted by actress and mother Katie Lowes, each week the show welcomes guests for open and honest conversations about everything parenting from fertility and postpartum life to the trials and tribulations of raising tiny humans.  

    Pete & Val Holmes: Psychedelics, Trauma & Hand in Hand Parenting

    Pete & Val Holmes: Psychedelics, Trauma & Hand in Hand Parenting

    Father’s Day is around the corner! To celebrate, Katie is joined by her TV husband in the upcoming CBS sitcom Smallwood, comedian Pete Holmes and his wife IRL Val Holmes.

    Pete and Val recall how a bad mushroom trip triggered Val’s trauma-healing journey before their daughter arrived. The two also discuss why they decided on “Lila Jane” for their daughter’s name, and how they would handle her challenging behaviors through a technique called Hand in Hand parenting.

    Also, do you know how to respond when your child asks “What is God?” Pete and Val have a few ideas that involve Beyonce and Toy Story.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Labor in a Parking Garage: Troian Bellisario & Patrick J. Adams’ Shocking Baby Delivery!

    Labor in a Parking Garage: Troian Bellisario & Patrick J. Adams’ Shocking Baby Delivery!

    Pretty Little Liars’ Troian Bellisario and Suits’ Patrick J. Adams share the wild and unexpected way they welcomed their second baby into the world!

    Troian and Patrick may not have had a firm birth plan, but delivering in a car was NOT exactly what they had in mind. Tune in as the two detail everything about Troian’s pregnancy and a labor experience that they (and one security guard) will never forget.
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Parenting Lessons from Ancient Cultures w/ Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff

    Parenting Lessons from Ancient Cultures w/ Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff

    Katie Lowes talks with Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff about her journey to writing New York Times bestseller “Hunt, Gather Parent” and what she discovered Western parents have been missing out on along the way. 

    Admittedly feeling ill-equipped to handle her three-year-old daughter, Michaeleen travelled the world to observe and implement parenting practices from different cultures. Struck by the results in her own household, she shares the lessons learned – including ways to respond to kids who are acting out and techniques that teach children emotional intelligence and raise confident and helpful little humans. (SPOILER: it’s NOT a chore chart) 

    Plus, what is TEAM parenting? Tune in and find out!

    Katie’s Crib Notes:
    Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans - Book by Michaeleen Doucleff
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    • 56 min
    Let’s Talk Postpartum Depression w/ Dr. Kira Stein

    Let’s Talk Postpartum Depression w/ Dr. Kira Stein

    Katie Lowes opens up about her own experience with postpartum depression and invites to the show a key person who helped her through, psychiatrist Dr. Kira Stein. 

    Through Katie’s survivor story, Dr. Stein addresses some of the most common stigmas associated with this treatable disorder. Katie and Dr. Stein talk through the signs and symptoms of PPD and how it differs from baby blues and postpartum psychosis. Together they share how medical care saved Katie and can help fellow parents suffering from PPD feel like themselves again. 

    Katie’s Crib Notes:

    Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale


    Understanding Maternal Depression - UCLA Maternal Mental Health Program

    The American Psychiatric Association’s postpartum depression information page


    Harvard’s Massachusetts General psychiatry program’s Women’s Mental Health webpage 

    Georgetown University’s Postpartum Depression: Signs and Resources for Help



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    • 43 min
    Michelle Buteau Is Done With Suffering in Silence

    Michelle Buteau Is Done With Suffering in Silence

    Comedian, actress and “The Circle” host Michelle Buteau gets real about what led her to surrogacy and how she and her husband are navigating their different parenting styles as they raise their twin toddlers.

    Michelle also shares with Katie her thoughts on work-life “balance” as a parent, future school plans for her children, and diaper duty.

    Plus, are you a mom who is struggling to conceive and need tips on what steps you can take? Tune in to hear what advice Michelle has to offer on the topic.
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    • 48 min
    My Daughter’s Birth Story! w/ Rebecca Benenati & Adam Shapiro

    My Daughter’s Birth Story! w/ Rebecca Benenati & Adam Shapiro

    Katie Lowes and Adam Shapiro welcomed their daughter Vera Fay to the world on November 22, 2020. In this episode, Katie invites her husband Adam and her doula Rebecca Benenati back to Katie’s Crib for a healing discussion about her delivery and the 9 months leading up to it. Through laughter and a few tears, the three recount the many obstacles brought on by COVID-19 and Katie learns all that was happening behind the scenes between Rebecca and Adam in order to best support her. 

    Plus Katie shares a very special moment in delivery that no one saw coming!
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Leanne_payne ,

What I really needed to help me get through loss

I started to listen to this a few weeks ago when I was what I thought was 11 weeks with my second baby. I found out just a few days later my baby stopped growing at 8.5 weeks and I remembered seeing the episode about miscarriage so I waited a week to grieve and went back and listened. This is just all the things I needed to hear and to hear the opinions and thoughts of 3 amazing women that went through what I went through and am going through.

Mm.motteram ,

Too many interruptions from host

I am not normally a listener but wanted to hear Patrick and Troian’s interview. Despite being very interested in the guests and their story I nearly turned it off because of how frequently they were being interrupted by Katie. Please just ask a question and let them finish speaking.

MrsOssie ,

Interruptions

LOVE this podcast but it’s hard when the host keeps interrupting the guests, cutting off stories, and talking over guests. It’s rude and distracting. For example - the adoption episodes were a beautiful, missed opportunity for the host to sit back, listen, learn and allow listeners to learn.

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