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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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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 109 Ratings

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.

    Michelle Waterson, "the Karate Hottie" Is A Bad Ass Fighting Momma

    Michelle Waterson, "the Karate Hottie" Is A Bad Ass Fighting Momma

    Michelle Waterson must always win career day at her daughter's school. She is an MMA fighter and the former Invicta FC Atomweight Champ who was ranked the #1 women's Atomweight fighter in the world between 2013–2014. Currently she is #7 in the UFC women's Straw-weight rankings. Michelle is married and welcomed her daughter Araya in 2011. 

    Hilaria and Daphne have all kinds of questions for Michelle. Want to know what it's like to breastfeed your daughter minutes before an MMA bout? Michelle dishes about all of it in this conversation about athletics, combat sports, motherhood, and what happens when your daughter watches you lose a fight. Most importantly, Michelle talks about being a role model for her daughter and showing her how she goes above and beyond to achieve her dreams and follow her passions.




    Favorite Things:

    Daphne: Wouf Black Leopard Laptop Sleeve

    Hilaria: Blue Light Blocking Anti Blue Ray Computer Glasses for adults, Kids Blue Light Blocking Glasses, and Night Vision Driving Glasses

    Michelle: Vitamix Blender and her Kia Telluride




    Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our YouTube channel! We also invite you to become a member of Mom Brain's official Facebook Group.

    • 59 min
    'Stepmother' is No Dirty Word to Lisa Edelstein

    'Stepmother' is No Dirty Word to Lisa Edelstein

    Lisa Edelstein is the actress you know from numerous series and is currently in Netflix's final season of The Kaminsky Method. She was also in The West Wing, Ally McBeal, House and she was the lead in Bravo's Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce. Catch Lisa in season 2 of Fox's 9-1-1:Lonestar alongside Rob Lowe, which premieres in January. Lisa is a proud stepmom to 2 beautiful boys and loves them just as if she was their biological mom. She wrote a really heartfelt, open and honest piece about her experience as a stepmom for Redbook that you should definitely take a minute to read.

    Lisa tells Hilaria and Daphne about the complicated nature of being a stepmother. She explains how language and labeling become issues, how she has to navigate her role in their family, and sometimes know when it's important to take a backseat and just be supportive to her husband and sons. Plus, how she juggles marriage, raising kids, a career, and a relationship with the kids' mother. It's an honest conversation about what it is to be a stepmother.




    Favorite Things:

    Daphne: Busy Box Child sensory boxes

    Hilaria: Zara Newborn Knitwear

    Lisa: Making art with Prismacolor markers, 




    Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our YouTube channel! We also invite you to become a member of Mom Brain's official Facebook Group.




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    • 44 min
    "Let's Talk About Sex Bay-Bee" With Dr. Lea Lis

    "Let's Talk About Sex Bay-Bee" With Dr. Lea Lis

    If you're dreading the day you have to have "the sex talk" with your kids, this is the episode for you. We talked with Dr. Lea Lis (a.k.a “The Shameless Psychiatrist”) all about getting into the birds and the bees with our kids. She's a double board-certified Adult and Child Psychiatrist and an Assistant Clinical Professor at New York Medical College, who's active in the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Lis dives right in and nothing is taboo to her. She literally wrote the book on talking to your kids about sex and it's called, No Shame: Real Talk With Your Kids About Sex, Self-Confidence, and Healthy Relationships.

    In this episode, Dr. Lis tells Hilaria and Daphne to be honest, open and unashamed when approaching our kids about sex and their bodies. If we have reservations, our kids will too. She discusses how sex is addressed differently between cultures, whether it's in Europe or the U.S. and there are many approaches. Dr. Lis' opinion is to just go for it, take the plunge and your kids will follow. 




    Favorite Things:

    Daphne: Homemade Funfetti Cake

    Hilaria: Monat Baby Soaps

    Lea: Supporting other mothers, It's Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends, and Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU




    Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our YouTube channel! We also invite you to become a member of Mom Brain's official Facebook Group.

    • 59 min
    Race, COVID, and Mom Advice with Danielle Brooks

    Race, COVID, and Mom Advice with Danielle Brooks

    Danielle Brooks is an accomplished actress and Juilliard graduate. You know her as Taystee in Netflix's Orange is the New Black. She's done Shakespeare and was also nominated for a Tony for her role of Sofia in the 2015 Broadway production The Color Purple. In November of 2019, Danielle gave birth to her daughter, Freeya. 

    This episode is all about giving and receiving mom advice. Danielle joined Hilaria and Daphne right in the streets of Brooklyn—because in reality, being a mom means adapting to the situation at hand, and that's just what Danielle did. She talked about her pregnancy, her C-section, and why she wants to move back to the south. They also cover the subject of race and how Danielle will prepare her daughter for the world. You'll hear great advice and honest conversation (plus, a train or two in the background, and probably a crying baby)!




    Favorite Things:

    Daphne: Loum Stress Detox Enzymatic Cleanser

    Hilaria: Patched & Sewn Sweatsuits

    Danielle: Be You: Affirmation Cards




    Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our YouTube channel! We also invite you to become a member of Mom Brain's official Facebook Group.

    • 57 min
    The Gift Of Surrogacy With Angela Richardson-Mook

    The Gift Of Surrogacy With Angela Richardson-Mook

    Angela Richardson-Mook is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Alcea Surrogacy, a female owned and operated holistic fertility collective. Angela not only works in the field, she also lives it. She's been a gestational carrier, an egg donor, and a mother via IVF. She has given birth to (wait for it) TEN babies! That includes her own children and as a surrogate to 3 different families. Her goal is to help connect couples who are exploring the option of using a surrogate, with surrogate mothers (or gestational carriers) through Alcea Surrogacy. 

    Angela’s story is incredible, and she has a wealth of knowledge on the topic of surrogacy and answers all of Hilaria and Daphne's questions on the subject. They go over how to get started with the process, the legalities, the financial issues, and so much more. Whether you're interested in using a surrogate, being a surrogate, or just curious about how all of it works, this episode will scratch your itch. 




    Favorite Things:

    Daphne: Leallo Sweatpants

    Hilaria: Healthynest Cleaning Supplies

    Angela: Fertility for Colored Girls




    Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our YouTube channel! We also invite you to become a member of Mom Brain's official Facebook Group.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Danica McKellar Has Been Homeschooling Before It Was Cool/Mandatory

    Danica McKellar Has Been Homeschooling Before It Was Cool/Mandatory

    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 you know this momma is also a New York Times bestselling author, internationally-recognized mathematician and advocate for math education? Danica has authored 10 math books, with her most recent release being The Times Machine!: Learn Multiplication and Division. . . Like, Yesterday! She’s even got a mathematical theorem named after her!

    In this mom chat with Hilaria and Daphne, Danica gives homeschooling advice to parents who are new to it, since she's been doing it for years with her 10-year-old son, Draco. She also discusses her passion for mathematics and how it actually gave her confidence. Plus, she talks about her goal to pass on that confidence to other young girls by making math more relatable in her book—and why it's cool to be smart!




    Favorite Things:

    Daphne: Portola Paints & Glazes

    Hilaria: Medela Breast Pump Bottle Tray

    Danica: The soft sheets at the house she's staying in while in Canada




    Email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our YouTube channel! We also invite you to become a member of Mom Brain's official Facebook Group.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
109 Ratings

109 Ratings

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Love it!

I really enjoy this podcast. I love listening to the perspectives of the different guests. I take away important parenting advice from each episode. I really like the favourite things segment at the end and the question and answer piece. Awesome podcast!

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I’m sure these ladies and guests are lovely people. But they are privileged upper class folks. Ended up feeling kind of sad after listening.

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Amazing!

Great dynamic between these two and entertaining and informative guests! Love this podcast!

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