20 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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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.4 • 68 Ratings

“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.

    Domestic Workers

    Domestic Workers

    In today's episode, Kimmy speaks with Ai-jen Poo. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of the non-profit National Domestic Workers Alliance. The organization works to bring quality work, dignity, and fairness to the growing numbers of workers who care for our loved ones and clean in our homes, the majority of whom are immigrants and women of color. Ai-jen is brilliant, funny and gives Kimmy hope about ways to change the system for everyone. 


    National Domestic Workers Alliance
    https://www.domesticworkers.org
    Sunstorm Podcast:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sunstorm-with-alicia-garza-ai-jen-poo/id1494375133


    Reference Buffy Wicks
    https://www.thelily.com/she-asked-to-vote-remotely-to-protect-her-newborn-but-was-denied-so-she-brought-her-baby-to-the-california-house-floor/


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

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68 Ratings

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