19 episodes

“F*ck! I’m pregnant.” Glow actress Kimmy Gatewood is here to tell you... It’ll. Be. Okay. How long should you breastfeed? Does your baby need to wear organic, homeopathic onesies? How do you find work-life balance? What if you suck at motherhood? Through investigative journalism, comedy, and honest interviews, Kimmy aims to uncover what it truly means to be a modern parent in an over-informed, Google-obsessed, placenta-eating world. Parenting: When you feel like you’re faking it, you’re doing it just right.

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“F*ck! I’m pregnant.” Glow actress Kimmy Gatewood is here to tell you... It’ll. Be. Okay. How long should you breastfeed? Does your baby need to wear organic, homeopathic onesies? How do you find work-life balance? What if you suck at motherhood? Through investigative journalism, comedy, and honest interviews, Kimmy aims to uncover what it truly means to be a modern parent in an over-informed, Google-obsessed, placenta-eating world. Parenting: When you feel like you’re faking it, you’re doing it just right.

    Childcare

    Childcare

    In the United States, women face a professional penalty for having children. As a working mom, Jess Zaino knew there had to be a better way for new parents to work and receive childcare, so she founded Ahmni Co. Her organization is a family solution for corporate America. It is a program for employers to support working parents. Jess was preparing to launch Ahmni Co. when COVID-19 hit, and she quickly shifted gears to help essential healthcare workers with emergency childcare relief. She is a mom that gets things done!! Kimmy and Jess talk about how the pandemic has forced a conversation about the issues working parents face and how to create a system that supports new moms. 


    Find Jess, the Founder & CEO of Ahmni Co. on her socials @jesszaino
    Visit https://www.ahmni.co to learn more.


    Also mentioned in this episode: The event company, Mesh Kids Co. - Find them @meshkidsco


    References:
    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/16/womens-earnings-drop-after-having-a-childbut-mens-do-not.html


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/07/03/big-factor-holding-back-us-economic-recovery-child-care/


    Write to Kimmy at motherofallshows.com  motherofallshows@gmail.com or through social media @MOASpod, Facebook page Mother of All Shows.  
     
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    • 40 min
    Talking to Your Kids About Race and How to Raise an Anti-Racist Kid

    Talking to Your Kids About Race and How to Raise an Anti-Racist Kid

    In today's episode, Kimmy speaks with Amber Coleman-Mortley about how to talk to your kids about race. Amber is the Director of Social Engagement at iCivics -the nonprofit founded by Sandra Day O'Connor to promote civic engagement among children and educators using games and digital resources. She is the mom of three daughters and has a blog MomOfAllCapes, which covers parenting strategies in edtech, civic education, parent-teacher partnerships, and social-emotional development. She is AWESOME and shares with Kimmy the importance of understanding the United States complicated history, how to raise an anti-racist kid, and visual suggestions/ tools to help parents have this important conversation. 


    Amber Coleman-Mortley 
    Blog https://www.momofallcapes.com
    Twitter @MomOfAllCapes
    https://www.icivics.org


    Amber's Podcast with her daughters -Let's K12 Better
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lets-k12-better/id1509974517


    Recommended reading, viewing, listening
    The 1619 Project - https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html?referringSource=articleShare
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/podcasts/1619-podcast.html?referringSource=articleShare


    Eyes On The Prize - https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/eyesontheprize/


    Watchmen -
    https://www.hbo.com/watchmen


    Write to Kimmy at -motherofallshows.com  motherofallshows@gmail.com or through social media @MOASpod, Facebook page Mother of All Shows.  
     
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    • 45 min
    Parenting in Pandemic: What to Expect When You are Expecting During a Global Pandemic

    Parenting in Pandemic: What to Expect When You are Expecting During a Global Pandemic

    Congratulations, you are pregnant, and now you are about to embark on one of the most life-changing experiences in the middle of a global pandemic! Kimmy interviews her pregnant friend comedy writer Hanna LoPatin. They discuss Hanna's recent InStyle magazine essay about the fear and hope that is she is feeling, and Kimmy discovers the benefits of social distancing while being pregnant. Kimmy also has a quick chat and gets advice from midwife Aleksandra Evanguelidi. Alek has delivered over 1000 babies and helps Kimmy demystify home births.  


    Please check out Hanna's InStyle essay -https://www.instyle.com/videos/pregnant-during-coronavirus-experience-essay.
    And here is a link to Hanna’s podcast Encore! Encore!, recapping the Disney+ series Encore.
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/encore-encore/id1499410522


    You can also listen to more advice from Aleksandra on the podcast Under the Hood. Here is the link-
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-the-hood/id1412425226


    Write to Kimmy at -motherofallshows.com  motherofallshows@gmail.com or through social media @MOASpod, Facebook page Mother of All Shows.  
     
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    • 35 min
    Parenting in Pandemic: Homeschooling Part 1

    Parenting in Pandemic: Homeschooling Part 1

    I homeschool my daughter: Dr. Noosha Niv


    Welcome to part one of a two-part series we are doing on homeschooling. Kimmy knows many parents have been struggling with how to educate their children, keep themselves sane, and balance work from home. We've got you covered with our homeschooling series. In part one, Kimmy interviews Dr. Noosha Niv. She is a homeschooling pro and has been teaching her daughter for the last couple of years. She has some fantastic advice on how to survive and tips so parents won't lose their minds. 


    You can find out more about Dr. Noosha Niv on her website: tools4families.com 


    Homeschool resources and articles:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/04/02/homeschool-working-home-coronavirus/
    Here is a link to sites offering free learning tools and apps. 
    https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/31/wide-open-school-organizes-free-educational-resources-to-help-parents-and-teachers-homeschool/


    Write to Kimmy at -motherofallshows.com  motherofallshows@gmail.com or through social media @MOASpod, Facebook page Mother of All Shows. 
     
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    • 29 min
    Parenting in Pandemic: Homeschooling Part 2

    Parenting in Pandemic: Homeschooling Part 2

    I was homeschooled: Felicia Day
    Many of you may know Felicia Day - actor, bestselling author, writer, producer, and web content maker, but did you know she was homeschooled? Felicia breakdowns what she gained by being homeschooled and Kimmy finds out how Felicia's upbringing prepared her for the pandemic. 


    Check out what Felicia Day is up to on Instagram and twitter @feliciaday or her website http://feliciaday.com


    Write to Kimmy at motherofallshows.com  motherofallshows@gmail.com or through social media @MOASpod, Facebook page Mother of All Shows.  
     
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    • 31 min
    Parenting in Pandemic Special #2: Immunocompromised with Jen Curran

    Parenting in Pandemic Special #2: Immunocompromised with Jen Curran

    What does "immunocompromised" mean? And what does it mean in the context of a pandemic? This week we speak to comedian Jen Curran who is a new mom and currently going through chemo for blood cancer. She is smart, witty, and immunocompromised. Kimmy gets the low down from Jen on why handwashing and social distancing are saving lives and how she's found comfort in the global pandemic fears.


    If you have any additional questions for Jen Curran reach out to her on twitter @jencurran or Instagram @jencurran.


    Write to Kimmy at motherofallshows.com,  motherofallshows@gmail.com or through social media @MOASpod, Facebook page Mother of All Shows.  


    Here are follow-up questions answered by Dr. Jennie Johnson, an infectious disease doctor, and our guest from Parenting in Pandemic #1. 


    Question 1: 
    I would love to know about cloth masks, whether they can work (for mere humans or healthcare workers), and if we should wear them when we go out.


    Here are the new recommendations from the CDChttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html: 
    CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States. We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms ("asymptomatic") and that even those who eventually develop symptoms ("pre-symptomatic") can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms. In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.


    Also from NPR:
    https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/04/03/826996154/coronavirus-faqs-is-a-homemade-mask-effective-and-whats-the-best-way-to-wear-one


    An article and video from The Guardian on how to make homemade masks. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/apr/06/how-to-make-no-sew-face-mask-coronavirus


    Useful tips from the NY Times on what fabrics work best for homemade masks. https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-homemade-mask-material-DIY-face-mask-ppe.html


    Question #2 
    I'd like to know more about possible treatments on the horizon, especially the Mt Sinai antibody tests. Is there any hope that those things will really help to slow this thing down anytime soon? Or at least slowdown/curb the death rate?
    There are a number of different treatments currently being studied for the treatment of COVID19. It is too soon to know how promising any of these are, but hopefully, there will be more data published over the next few weeks. Some of the treatments being studied included:


    Remdesivir - a broad-spectrum antiviral that is administered as an infusion (via an IV vs. taken as a pill) that previously showed promise with other coronaviruses and is in large scale randomized control trials in China, the US, and other countries. This is thought to be a promising treatment for hospitalized people with moderate to severe COVID19, but again, we need more data, which hopefully we will have soon. 


    Convalescent serum - this is taking serum (blood without the cells) from patients who have recovered from COVID19 and giving it to people with active infection. That serum contains antibodies against COVID19 to provide passive immunity to those with active infection. This was used during the Ebola epidemic in 2014, for other types of infections and for "post-exposure prophylaxis" (to prevent an infection from occurring in a person who was exposed to an infected person) for other viral infections such as hepatitis B. To my knowledge, worldwide, this has

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