123 episodes

With empathy and a sense of humor about it all, Katie’s Crib keeps it real while providing an indispensable guide for parents trying to find their way. Hosted by actress and mother Katie Lowes, each week the show welcomes guests for open and honest conversations about everything parenting from fertility and postpartum life to the trials and tribulations of raising tiny humans.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 409 Ratings

With empathy and a sense of humor about it all, Katie’s Crib keeps it real while providing an indispensable guide for parents trying to find their way. Hosted by actress and mother Katie Lowes, each week the show welcomes guests for open and honest conversations about everything parenting from fertility and postpartum life to the trials and tribulations of raising tiny humans.

    Life, Death, & Baby Headbutts w/ Rachel Bloom

    Life, Death, & Baby Headbutts w/ Rachel Bloom

    It's the season 5 finale of Katie's Crib! To wrap up the season, Katie brings in “Crazy Ex Girlfriend” co-creator and star Rachel Bloom to share what it was like stepping into motherhood for the first time during a pandemic.

     

    The comedian reflects on the paradoxical experience of welcoming her daughter into the world around the same time as losing her close friend due to COVID-19. Rachel and Katie also talk couples therapy, intrusive thoughts, and why they're both team epidural.

     

    Plus, Rachel has strong feelings around breastfeeding in public. Tune in for her pointed (and hilarious) message!
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    • 43 min
    This is Motherly w/ Jill Koziol

    This is Motherly w/ Jill Koziol

    Katie is joined this week by Co-founder and CEO of Motherly Jill Koziol. The two chat about how Jill and her co-founder Liz Tenety brought the modern motherhood lifestyle brand to fruition while raising a family, and how COVID may have set mothers back a generation.

    As an entrepreneur and mom of two who felt like she needed to handle it all, Jill shares the steps she took to scale her business AND better show up for her children. She also gives her honest perspective on mom guilt, and how she practices self-care - especially after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis soon after launching her company.

    Plus, what advice does Jill have for career-driven women who are becoming first-time moms? Tune in for more.
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    • 49 min
    Shame No More: Body Image, Miscarriage and Parenting w/ Melanie Lynskey

    Shame No More: Body Image, Miscarriage and Parenting w/ Melanie Lynskey

    Melanie Lynskey is fed up with the patriarchy and its impact on Hollywood and Mommyhood. The Emmy-nominated star talks candidly about her experience working on Yellowjackets after losing a pregnancy and three unsuccessful rounds of IVF. On the heels of accepting her first Critics Choice Awards, Melanie reacts to the attention garnered after she thanked one of the most important people in her orbit – her nanny, Sally. She and Katie swap stories about their own battles with body shaming in the industry, and how they’re actively protecting their daughters from internalizing the same toxic messaging.Melanie also opens up about her miscarriage, the emotional and physical toll it had on her, and why she felt it was important to speak up. Plus, what was the thing that convinced Melanie that Jason Ritter was real dad material? Hit that play button!
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    • 42 min
    Milana Vayntrub on Motherhood, Online Harassment & Abortion

    Milana Vayntrub on Motherhood, Online Harassment & Abortion

    Actress, comedian, activist, and all-around multi-hyphenate talent Milana Vayntrub joins Katie Lowes for an electric and honest conversation on the birth of her son, the struggles of juggling parenthood with online harassment, and her abortion story.

     

    The "Werewolves Within" star relives her home birth-turned-hospital labor, and reflects on how she's working on prioritizing herself and her marriage since stepping into motherhood.  Milana also shares how she came to the decision to have an abortion in a prior pregnancy.

     

    Plus, what is a sitz bath, and how can it help your vagina? Milana breaks it down for you: tune in and try it out yourself!
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    • 53 min
    Jenny Slate: “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,” Mommy Fatigue, & Identity Shifts

    Jenny Slate: “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,” Mommy Fatigue, & Identity Shifts

    Katie sits down with actress and comedian Jenny Slate as she opens up about how her artistic life has shifted since having her daughter, Ida Lupine. 

     

    Jenny also talks about the struggle of having work-life balance while going through extreme exhaustion from motherhood, and coming to terms with her postpartum identity shift.

     

    Plus, did you know that Jenny and her husband used a Tinder-type baby-naming app to name their child? Tune in for the full story!


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    • 55 min
    Yvonne Strahovski Talks The Handmaid's Tale, Raising Two Boys, & Roe v. Wade

    Yvonne Strahovski Talks The Handmaid's Tale, Raising Two Boys, & Roe v. Wade

    “The Handmaid's Tale” star Yvonne Strahovski joins Katie Lowes to chat about the pregnancies and labors of her two boys, work-life balance, and her thoughts on Roe v. Wade. 

     

    Yvonne describes the moments when she found out she was pregnant, and how her first labor was different from her first. She also went into detail about how the transition was for her to go from having one child to two, and how she was able to juggle responsibilities while filming on set.

     

    Plus, speaking of “The Handmaid's Tale,” what was Yvonne’s reaction when she heard about Roe v. Wade? Listen in for the answer.
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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
409 Ratings

409 Ratings

AdizzleW ,

Such great, real, raw and needed information!

I am three babies in and will still refer back to episodes from even season 1! The content of this podcast is so helpful and straight forward. And relatable. It helped me with so many decisions like sleep training and breastfeeding. Pregnancy, pregnancy loss, fertility, parenting.. it’s all so unapologetic and raw and this podcast captures it in every light.

Kphel886 ,

The BEST!

Katie Lowe’s is a girls, girl. I not only love this podcast and have loved her for many years but hearing her on so many other podcasts this week has just confirmed my love even more. She can relate to all us moms, no matter what birth you had, if you breastfeed or not, stay home or work, etc. As much as I LOVE Kelly Ripa, I would be okay if she one day replaced her on Live. 😉 Thank you for being so relatable and vulnerable. You truly are helping us all.

WowwItsBrooke ,

Love this show!

I have listened to the Breastfeeding episode with Kristen Bell multiple times. I love all of the raw truths and stories told. It’s all the things that no one tells you!

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