141 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 • 412 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.

    Season Finale and Farewell: Reflections on the Journey of Katie’s Crib

    Season Finale and Farewell: Reflections on the Journey of Katie’s Crib

    With this episode being the end of Season 6, we also present this as the final episode of “Katie’s Crib.”  
     
    As this chapter draws to a close, Katie and her husband Adam Shapiro share the lessons they have learned from Katie’s journey as the show's host. The two first discuss how Katie hosting the podcast impacted their journeys as parents. They also discuss their personal growth, and how they navigated through the ups and downs of parenting in general. Finally, Katie and Adam provide last insights and gratitude toward listeners who have been with them through this entire ride.  
     
    Plus, don't miss two special guest speakers: Katie and Adam’s children, Albee and Vera! Their remarks sum up their growth so far with the show. Tune in for the wrap up of this special series, dedicated to all things parenthood.
     
    Executive Producers: Sandie Bailey, Alex Alcheh, Lauren Hohman, Tyler Klang & Gabrielle Collins
     
    Producer & Editor: Casby Bias
     
    Associate Producer: Akiya McKnight
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    • 52 min
    Riki Lindhome: Surrogacy, Heartache, and the Resilient Road to Motherhood

    Riki Lindhome: Surrogacy, Heartache, and the Resilient Road to Motherhood

    We’re almost near the end of Katie’s Crib season 4 - and the PODCAST, Katie’s Crib! 
     
    In the almost-last episode of the show, Katie welcomes Netflix’s “Wednesday” actress Riki Lindhome to the mic. Riki shares her unique journey of how she became a parent through surrogacy.
     
    Riki first discusses the challenges she faced in trying different ways to conceive before surrogacy, including the unexpected decision her ex-partner made along the way.
     
    The “Garfunkel and Oates” star then opens up about the balance between her career and motherhood. She also reflects on her son's personality, from his seriousness during infancy up to his now playful identity.
     
    Finally, did you know that Riki is coparenting within a new relationship? Tune in to hear more, and of other insights Riki has learned along the way in raising her son. 
     
    Executive Producers: Sandie Bailey, Alex Alcheh, Lauren Hohman, Tyler Klang & Gabrielle Collins
     
    Producer & Editor: Casby Bias
     
    Associate Producer: Akiya McKnight
     
    NOTE: This episode was recorded on May 2, 2023.
     
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    • 39 min
    Exploring Early Childhood Development w/ Carol Provost

    Exploring Early Childhood Development w/ Carol Provost

    This week’s Katie’s Crib episode is dedicated to topics surrounding early childhood development - featuring child development specialist, Carol Provost! Join us as we dig into Carol's 40+ years of knowledge as a parent support expert.
     
    We first explore how Carol found her passion for helping children learn and grow over the years. She then sheds light on understanding such things as handling tantrums and time outs appropriately. Carol also stresses how we can take a non-judgmental approach and help kids embrace their unique qualities (e.g., being shy, spirited, high sensory). 
     
    Plus, why should we be careful when it comes to making narrative for our kids? Carol explains all: tune in for the answer!
     
    Executive Producers: Sandie Bailey, Alex Alcheh, Lauren Hohman, Tyler Klang & Gabrielle Collins
     
    Producer & Editor: Casby Bias
     
    Associate Producer: Akiya McKnight
     
    NOTE: This episode was recorded on May 26, 2023.
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    • 50 min
    Nicolette Robinson: Broadway Trailblazer, Motherhood & Co-authoring a Children's Book

    Nicolette Robinson: Broadway Trailblazer, Motherhood & Co-authoring a Children's Book

    This week on Katie’s Crib, Katie sits down with “Waitress” stage star and television actress Nicolette Robinson! The two discuss the actress and her husband’s (Leslie Odom Jr., Aaron Burr from “Hamilton”) new children’s book, "I Love You More than You'll Ever Know." 
     
    Nicolette first opens up about raising two children while being in the entertainment industry with her husband. She also reflects on her birth experiences of both of her children, revealing the highs and lows along the way.
     
    Finally, Nicolette goes into the story behind her latest project with Leslie - a children's book titled "I Love You More than You'll Ever Know." Listen to how Nicole and Leslie worked together during the pandemic to co-author the piece.
     
    Plus, did you know that Nicolette’s children also make an appearance in the book? Tune in for the details on how the kiddos joined in on the book-developing fun. 
     
    Executive Producers: Sandie Bailey, Alex Alcheh, Lauren Hohman, Tyler Klang & Gabrielle Collins
     
    Producer & Editor: Casby Bias
     
    Associate Producer: Akiya McKnight
     
    NOTE: This episode was recorded on May 16, 2023.
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    • 45 min
    Cancer Survivor to Advocate: Empowering Solutions w/ Sara Olsher

    Cancer Survivor to Advocate: Empowering Solutions w/ Sara Olsher

    In this week's episode of Katie’s Crib, we are joined by Sara Olsher, the founder of Mighty + Bright. The mother and cancer survivor shares her joinery of developing a company that helps families through hard things like divorce, cancer, and other major changes (using calendars, daily charts and books).
     
    Sara first explains that led her to start her company, opening up about her personal experiences with divorce and cancer. She then goes into the creation of her coparenting calendars, and how it helped her daughter understand family adjustments after divorce. 
     
    The illustrator even elaborates how she first tried to explain her cancer diagnosis to her daughter, and how her mission to find an appropriate book to help with the conversation influenced her to develop additional content on general difficult conversations. 
     
    Plus, are you a parent who is nervous about discussing divorce or a parent's illness with your children? Sara givers her insight on why it is important to disclose such info to your children in this special episode. 
     
    Executive Producers: Sandie Bailey, Alex Alcheh, Lauren Hohman, Tyler Klang & Gabrielle Collins
     
    Producer & Editor: Casby Bias
     
    Associate Producer: Akiya McKnight
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    • 49 min
    Pregnancy, Heart Failure, and Peripartum Cardiomyopathy w/ Jordana Mollick

    Pregnancy, Heart Failure, and Peripartum Cardiomyopathy w/ Jordana Mollick

    Producer Jordana Mollick (HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS, Netflix’s THE LOVEBIRDS) presents her personal experience of peripartum cardiomyopathy and atrial fibrillation during pregnancy.
     
    The Semi-Formal’s co-founder addresses the two terms, and how she, her doctors, family and friends reacted to complications before, during, and after delivery. She also discusses how she continues to recover today, and how motherhood has been going so far.
     
    Plus, did you know that watching Grey’s Anatomy helped Jordana realize something was up with her heart in the delivery room? Tune in for the story.
     
    Executive Producers: Sandie Bailey, Alex Alcheh, Lauren Hohman, Tyler Klang & Gabrielle Collins
    Producer & Editor: Casby Bias
    Associate Producer: Akiya McKnight
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
412 Ratings

412 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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