34 episodes

Katie’s Crib is a weekly podcast covering the unexpected joys, pains, foibles, and hilarity of new motherhood hosted by Scandal actress Katie Lowes. Each episode will highlight a specific parenting issue from a variety of different points of view. Each week Katie conducts a frank, intimate conversation with a fellow mom about the ups and downs of being a new parent and then brings in an expert to help put things into perspective. With empathy, honesty, and a sense of humor about it all, Katie’s Crib is a relevant, relatable, indispensable guide for new parents trying to find their way.

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Katie’s Crib is a weekly podcast covering the unexpected joys, pains, foibles, and hilarity of new motherhood hosted by Scandal actress Katie Lowes. Each episode will highlight a specific parenting issue from a variety of different points of view. Each week Katie conducts a frank, intimate conversation with a fellow mom about the ups and downs of being a new parent and then brings in an expert to help put things into perspective. With empathy, honesty, and a sense of humor about it all, Katie’s Crib is a relevant, relatable, indispensable guide for new parents trying to find their way.

    Finding Your Inner Mama Bear

    Finding Your Inner Mama Bear

    Katie welcomes Whitney Port (TV Personality, Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur), who opens up about her maternal instinct — or lack thereof. Katie and Whitney discuss having trouble connecting to their babies when they were first born and discovering their identities as moms. They also talk about how Whitney handled The Hills: New Beginnings filming schedule as a new mom, and upending society's expectations about what a mom is supposed to look like.

    • 44 min
    Balancing MS and Motherhood

    Balancing MS and Motherhood

    In this episode, Jamie-Lynn Sigler talks with Katie about being a mom with Multiple Sclerosis, a chronic, autoimmune disease which attacks the central nervous system. Jamie-Lynn shares her experience after being diagnosed with MS at 20 and how she manages the disease while raising her two young children. 

    • 49 min
    How To Raise A Good Citizen

    How To Raise A Good Citizen

    Katie talks with Michael Skolnik (entrepreneur and civil rights activist) and Paola Mendoza (filmmaker and activist) about some of the choices they've made to raise their 6-year-old son as a compassionate citizen of the world. They discuss what they've learned from having conversations about politics, gender, race, and a host of other social issues with their son.

    • 53 min
    Mom Entrepreneurs

    Mom Entrepreneurs

    Katie talks with a roundtable of mom entrepreneurs— women who started their businesses when they were pregnant and/or new moms. Sarah Gibson Tuttle, the founder and CEO of Olive and June nail salons; Angela Sutherland, the co-founder and CEO of Yumi, a baby food subscription service; and Katerina Schneider, the founder and CEO of Ritual, a vitamin company discuss their journeys of starting successful businesses.

    • 47 min
    Anxious AF

    Anxious AF

    Katie Lowes sits down with actress and talk show host Busy Philipps--at the studio where she shoots Busy Tonight--to discuss dealing with the day-to-day stressors of being a person in the modern world as well as more debilitating forms of anxiety. They also explore the ways a parent’s anxiety can impact their kids, and how to know when it’s time seek professional help. Katie and Busy talk openly about their own struggles with anxiety and the importance of destigmatizing conversations about mental healt

    • 55 min
    Understanding Overparenting

    Understanding Overparenting

    Katie Lowes talks to Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of The New York Times best-seller How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success. Lythcott-Haims breaks down what it means to overparent, and the impact it has on kids and society as a whole. They also discuss some helpful strategies on how to stop helicopter parenting in its tracks, so you can raise children who become independent adults that can fend for themselves in the real world. 

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

DDefer ,

We want more!!

I’ve binged all these episodes and I’m obsessed! First time mom due this summer! So much fun listening and Katie always has great guests! Favor episodes are Kristin bell, hubby Adam, pelvic floor expert, and building your village.

portercst ,

Let the guests speak!

Literally unlistenable due to the host interrupting CONSTANTLY.

ycmamaof2 ,

Too many interruptions.

I enjoy the topics and guests, and I'm sure I will listen to more episodes; however, like a few others here, I get annoyed by the interruptions.

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