118 episodes

Brainy Moms is a psychology and parenting podcast with smart ideas to help moms and kids thrive! Hosted by cognitive psychologist (and mom of 3) Dr. Amy Moore along with rotating co-hosts Dr. Jody Jedlicka, Teri Miller, and Sandy Zamalis, this weekly show features conversations and guest experts in parenting, psychology, child development, and education with practical tips to help moms navigate the ups and downs of parenthood.

Brainy Moms Dr. Amy Moore

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

Brainy Moms is a psychology and parenting podcast with smart ideas to help moms and kids thrive! Hosted by cognitive psychologist (and mom of 3) Dr. Amy Moore along with rotating co-hosts Dr. Jody Jedlicka, Teri Miller, and Sandy Zamalis, this weekly show features conversations and guest experts in parenting, psychology, child development, and education with practical tips to help moms navigate the ups and downs of parenthood.

    Empowering Teen Girls: An Insider Shares What She’s Learned from Young Women with guest Chelsey Goodan

    Empowering Teen Girls: An Insider Shares What She’s Learned from Young Women with guest Chelsey Goodan

    Join Dr. Amy and Sandy for this insightful episode of the Brainy Moms podcast as activist and author Chelsey Goodan shares what she’s learned from years of mentoring teen girls. Based on conversations that laid the foundation for her new book, “UNDERESTIMATED: The Wisdom and Power of Teenage Girls,” this episode delves into the challenges, feelings, and wisdom of young women. From social media and unrealistic beauty standards to the end of “mean girls” and what they actually want from their parents, Chelsey shares real stories, feedback, and unique perspectives from years of tutoring, mentoring, and listening to what teen girls think, feel, and want to see change. Tune in to learn more about how this young but wise cohort is changing perceptions, demanding change, and creating a better future for the girls that come after them. 
     ABOUT CHELSEY GOODAN: 
    Chelsey has been an academic tutor and mentor for 16 years, with a particular emphasis on the empowerment of teenage girls. She speaks regularly to audiences about gender justice, conducts workshops, and coaches parents on how to better understand and connect with their daughters. She is the mentorship director of DemocraShe, a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring and empowering female-identifying high school students to become future elected leaders and founder of The Activist Cartel, where she guided an influential, nationwide subscriber base to take political and social action for gender and racial equity. As an activist, she advises public figures, galvanizes volunteers, and organizes large-scale events for national nonprofits, while also serving on the board of A Call to Men, which is working to end gender-based violence. Her passion to explore humanity’s potential for authenticity, liberation, and empowerment permeates all of her work. She is the author of the  book,  “UNDERESTIMATED: The Wisdom and Power of Teenage Girls”.



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    Website: www.TheBrainyMoms.com
    Email: info@TheBrainyMoms.com
    Social Media: @TheBrainyMoms
    Dr. Amy's website: www.AmyMoorePhD.com
    Sponsor's website: www.LearningRx.com

    • 53 min
    The Ages & Stages of Anxious Kids: A Guide for Parents with guest Dr. Regine Galanti

    The Ages & Stages of Anxious Kids: A Guide for Parents with guest Dr. Regine Galanti

    Whether you’re parenting a 19-year-old or a preschooler, there’s a lot to be understood about anxiety at different ages and developmental stages. Author and clinical psychologist Dr. Regine Galanti joined Dr. Amy and Sandy for this episode about the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors associated with anxiety, why kids and teens are experiencing it, and what parents can do to help. She also explains what parents often do to make anxiety worse for their kids or teens and how to support our kids by looking at things through a lens that may be very different from our own upbringing and life experience. If you’re raising a kid with anxiety, check out this Brainy Moms podcast episode to get practical tips and advice from a true expert on the subject.
     
    ABOUT DR. REGINE GALANTI
    Dr. Galanti is a clinical psychologist and founder of Long Island Behavioral Psychology, a cognitive behavioral psychology practice in Nassau County, Long Island. She specializes in anxiety and OCD in children and teens, as well as parenting concerns. She is the author of three books, including the new book, “Parenting Anxious Kids: Understanding Anxiety in Children by Age and Stage.”

    CONNECT WITH DR. REGINE GALANTI
    Website: www.LongIslandBehavioral.com
    Instagram: @regine.galanti
    TikTok: @dr.galanti
    Twitter: @reginegalanti
    ABOUT US
    Brainy Moms is a parenting podcast hosted by cognitive psychologist Dr. Amy Moore. Dr. Amy and her rotating co-hosts bring listeners conversations with experts on topics in parenting, child development, education, psychology, mental health, and neuroscience. Listeners leave with tips and helpful advice for helping moms and kids thrive in life, learning, and relationships. This episode is co-hosted with Sandy Zamalis. 



    CONNECT WITH US


    Website: www.TheBrainyMoms.com
    Email: info@TheBrainyMoms.com
    Social Media: @TheBrainyMoms
    Dr. Amy's website: www.AmyMoorePhD.com
    Sponsor's website: www.LearningRx.com

    • 53 min
    Calm Your Anxiety with Food: Understanding the Gut-Brain Connection with Dr. Uma Nadoo

    Calm Your Anxiety with Food: Understanding the Gut-Brain Connection with Dr. Uma Nadoo

    On this episode of the Brainy Moms podcast, Dr. Amy and Dr. Jody welcome Dr. Uma Naidoo, author of the international bestseller, “This Is Your Brain on Food” and the new book, “Calm Your Mind with Food: A Revolutionary Guide to Controlling Your Anxiety.” Tune in to learn more about how (and why!) what you eat affects your brain—including mood, energy, and cognition—with practical advice on how to make small changes for yourself or your family. From turmeric and omega-3s to the effects of dairy, sugar, and gluten, this is a must-watch episode for everyone who wants to impact their brain health through what they eat—or don’t. 
     
    ABOUT DR. UMA NAIDOO: Uma Naidoo, MD, is a board-certified Harvard Nutritional Psychiatrist, professional chef, and nutritional biologist. She is the Founder and Director of the first and only hospital-based Nutritional and Metabolic Psychiatry Service in the United States which is housed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Naidoo also serves as the Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at MGH Academy, the world-renowned educational organization, for which she designed and released the only CME-based Nutritional Psychiatry educational program for clinicians at an academic teaching hospital. Additionally, Dr. Naidoo serves on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, the Harvard Department of Nutrition, and is an instructor at The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. Dr. Naidoo frequently speaks at conferences around the world and is a regular contributor at CNBC, Harvard Health, mindbodygreen, and Psychology Today, among others. She has appeared as a Nutritional Psychiatry expert on ABC, Live with Kelly & Ryan, Today, and has been featured in AARP, New York Times, Thrive Global, Wall Street Journal, and more. Dr. Naidoo’s first book, the international bestseller This Is Your Brain on Food has been published in 22 countries and 18 languages.

    ABOUT US: Brainy Moms is a parenting podcast hosted by cognitive psychologist Dr. Amy Moore. Dr. Amy and her rotating co-hosts bring listeners conversations with experts on topics in parenting, child development, education, psychology, mental health, and neuroscience. Listeners leave with tips and helpful advice for helping moms and kids thrive in life, learning, and relationships. This episode is co-hosted with Dr. Jody Jedlicka.





    CONNECT WITH US


    Website: www.TheBrainyMoms.com
    Email: info@TheBrainyMoms.com
    Social Media: @TheBrainyMoms
    Dr. Amy's website: www.AmyMoorePhD.com
    Sponsor's website: www.LearningRx.com

    • 45 min
    Managing Your Mind and Energy with Systems to Organize Your Life with guest Leah Remillet

    Managing Your Mind and Energy with Systems to Organize Your Life with guest Leah Remillet

    On this episode of the Brainy Moms podcast, balance strategist Leah Remillet returns to share more tips on how to organize the “busy” of your life in ways that help you manage your energy and your mind. From setting timers with messages to remind you about tending to relationships to scheduling time for joy and fun, her advice is about regaining control of your time in ways that feel healthy. If you’re constantly telling yourself that there “just aren’t enough hours in the day” to get it all done or you’re constantly feeling unbalanced in your work-play life, this episode with Dr. Amy and Sandy is for you! 
     
    ABOUT LEAH REMILLET: Leah is the host of The Balancing Busy Podcast, an international speaker, and a Balance Strategist. She helps women do less, but better. Simply put, if you’re a woman with a mission, but worry that growing your dreams means failing at home, then Leah can show you how to spread your message, make an incredible income, and do it all in less time!

    ABOUT US: Brainy Moms is a parenting podcast hosted by cognitive psychologist Dr. Amy Moore. Dr. Amy and her rotating co-hosts bring listeners conversations with experts on topics in parenting, child development, education, psychology, mental health, and neuroscience. Listeners leave with tips and helpful advice for helping moms and kids thrive in life, learning, and relationships. This episode is co-hosted by  Sandy Zamalis. 



    CONNECT WITH US


    Website: www.TheBrainyMoms.com
    Email: info@TheBrainyMoms.com
    Social Media: @TheBrainyMoms
    Dr. Amy's website: www.AmyMoorePhD.com
    Sponsor's website: www.LearningRx.com

    • 57 min
    Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder with guest Dr. Katharine Phillips

    Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder with guest Dr. Katharine Phillips

    On this episode, Dr. Amy and Teri welcome Dr. Katharine Phillips, one of the leading experts on body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), to discuss what it is, how it manifests in terms of symptoms, and how it’s treated. Dr. Phillips explains what “red flags” parents might see, the causes of BDD, and how to talk to your kids or teens if you have concerns. She also shares the difference between anorexia and BDD, two different disorders, and why BDD has nothing to do with vanity. Tune into this podcast to learn who is typically affected by BDD and when it usually sets in, as well as the three most common areas of the body that usually cause concern for those who suffer from BDD. You don’t want to miss this interview with a true subject-matter expert!
    ABOUT DR. KATHARINE PHILLIPS
    Dr. Phillips is internationally renowned for her clinical expertise and pioneering medical research studies on body dysmorphic disorder. She is a professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, where she has her clinical practice. She has more than 350 scientific publications, has given more than 600 presentations in the U.S. and abroad, and has given more than 500 media interviews, including Newsweek, Time, the BBC, NPR, 20/20 and the Oprah Winfrey Show. She’s published many books on body dysmorphic disorder, including “The Broken Mirror: Understanding and Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder,” “The Adonis Complex; The Secret Crisis of Male Body Obsession,” and the first edited volume on BDD, “Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Advances in Research and Clinical Practice.”

    ABOUT US
    Brainy Moms is a parenting podcast hosted by cognitive psychologist Dr. Amy Moore. Dr. Amy and her rotating co-hosts bring listeners conversations with experts on topics in parenting, child development, education, psychology, mental health, and neuroscience. Listeners leave with tips and helpful advice for helping moms and kids thrive in life, learning, and relationships. This episode is co-hosted by  Teri Miller, MS PSY. 



    CONNECT WITH US


    Website: www.TheBrainyMoms.com
    Email: info@TheBrainyMoms.com
    Social Media: @TheBrainyMoms
    Dr. Amy's website: www.AmyMoorePhD.com
    Sponsor's website: www.LearningRx.com

    • 54 min
    The Sex Talk: Tips for Discussing Sex, Intimacy, and Consent With Your Kids with guest, Clint Davis, MS, LPC

    The Sex Talk: Tips for Discussing Sex, Intimacy, and Consent With Your Kids with guest, Clint Davis, MS, LPC

    On this episode of the Brainy Moms podcast, Dr. Amy and Teri welcome back trauma therapist Clint Davis for the third time. He’s appeared on two previous seasons of the podcast to discuss things like pornography and the dangers of social media for kids. Today, he joined us to discuss the topic of talking to your kids about sex and shares some wonderful insights from his new book, “Building Better Bridges: A Guide to Having Difficult Conversations that Can Save Our Children.”
     
    About Clint Davis: 
    Clint Davis, MS, LPC is an Army Veteran with a bachelor’s in psychology from Louisiana Tech University and a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister and Licensed Professional Counselor trained in EMDR for trauma, Restoration Therapy for couples and families, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), and is a certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT). He’s also the host of his own podcast, Asking Why with Clint Davis. He has a new book called, “Building Better Bridges; A Guide to Having Difficult Conversations that Can Save Our Children.”
     
    Connect with Clint:
    https://www.instagram.com/clintdaviscounselingllc
    https://www.facebook.com/clintdaviscounseling 
    Visit his website:
    http://www.clintdaviscounseling.com/ 
    Listen to his podcast:
    https://clintdaviscounseling.com/askingwhy/ 
    Visit Clint’s YouTube Channel:
    https://youtube.com/channel/UCspNkrmUF_J-PrEUdzp4ylA

    ABOUT US: Brainy Moms is a parenting podcast hosted by cognitive psychologist Dr. Amy Moore. Dr. Amy and her rotating co-hosts bring listeners conversations with experts on topics in parenting, child development, education, psychology, mental health, and neuroscience. Listeners leave with tips and helpful advice for helping moms and kids thrive in life, learning, and relationships. This episode is co-hosted by Teri Miller, MS PSY.





    CONNECT WITH US


    Website: www.TheBrainyMoms.com
    Email: info@TheBrainyMoms.com
    Social Media: @TheBrainyMoms
    Dr. Amy's website: www.AmyMoorePhD.com
    Sponsor's website: www.LearningRx.com

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

DonnaAJ ,

I always learn from the Brainy Moms podcast!

I love this podcast! Dr. Amy Moore’s enthusiasm for helping parents is a gift! I always learn something new!

LMDRSE ,

Smart Conversations !

I recently had the privilege of being a guest on the Brainy Moms Podcast and and highly recommend it as a solid resource for people who are looking for elevated conversations about parenting.

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Mom of 2

I love the positive, practical tips and authentic conversations I hear from these Brainy Moms! They offer a wide variety of helpful information for parents who have children of any age!

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