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.
Kat McPhee-Foster on New Baby, Country Comfort and Breastfeeding
In the season four opener, Katie Lowes catches up with actress, singer, and brand new mama Kat McPhee Foster to hear all about her journey to parenthood with her husband David Foster.
Kat reveals all that went down (and came up) in her delivery room, how her son’s name was chosen, and how her pregnancy impacted her relationship with her body.
Plus, Kat offers perhaps the most practical advice in Katie’s Crib history that new mamas will definitely want to drink up!
Country Comfort – Series starring Kat McPhee Foster. Available now on Netflix.
Katie's Crib is Back! Season 4 Available May 6!
Hiyeee! Katie's Crib is back with a new season (and a new baby)! Join us for Season 4, Thursdays starting May 6.
In the meantime, you can listen in on the hilarity and perils of parenthood from seasons 1-3!
Shay Mitchell: Pre-Pandemic (Pt. 1)
In part 1 of this special double episode season 3 finale, pre-pandemic Shay shares what it’s like to be a new mom to her 5-month-old daughter Atlas. She talks about her birth story, what it was like going through pre-partum depression, and how she’s changing the diaper bag game with her travel brand Beis.
Head over to part 2 to find out if Shay kept her chill after a year in quarantine!
Shay Mitchell: A Year In Quarantine (Pt. 2)
Katie and Shay’s kinship continues with part 2 of the Katie’s Crib season 3 finale! In this episode, Shay updates us on how it’s been raising her now 1-year-old daughter in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, what motivated her to return to fitness in 2021, and how her priorities have shifted as a mother.
Plus, what advice would Shay have given her March 2020 self? Tune in for more!
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The Fight for Equity in Maternal Health w/ Latham Thomas
Katie Lowes invites master birth doula and advocate Latham Thomas to the podcast to speak to the urgent need for change amidst severe racial and ethnic disparities in the health care system.
Latham outlines the purpose of Mama Glow’s doula services, the systemic racism and white supremacy prevalent in medicine, and how to be your own medical advocate.
Plus, Black maternal mortality: do you know the statistics? Tune in to learn more and get involved in the fight for birth equity.
Mama Glow Doula: https://mamaglow.com
Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021: https://blackmaternalhealthcaucus-underwood.house.gov/Momnibus
The Conscious Kid w/ Ramon Stephens
Ramon Stephens (Executive Director, The Conscious Kid) joins Katie Lowes to highlight the power of books as a tool to disrupt racism and promote healthy racial identity development in youth.
Ramon shares the genesis of his organization, The Conscious Kid and what exactly goes into their curated children’s reading lists. Katie and Ramon talk about the curriculum in America’s education system and Ramon provides practical and effective ways parents can initiate critical conversations around race outside of school.
Plus, did you know that Dr. Seuss’s content is actually problematic? Tune in to learn why and what to encourage kids to read instead.
@theconsciouskid – Instagram
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick D. Barnes
The King of Kindergarten by Derrick D. Barnes
Dream Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison
George Crum and the Saratoga Chip by Gaylia Taylor, illustrated by Frank Morrison
Additional book recommendations from The Conscious Kid:
Sweetest Kulu by Celina Kalluk, illustrated by Alexandria Neonakis
All Because You Matter by Tami Charles, illustrated by Bryan Collier
I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James
Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero, illustrated by Zeke Peña
The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad and S.K. Ali, illustrated by Hatem Aly
As a mama of 2, I have so appreciated the realness of this podcast. It’s been informative but also helping me feel not so f*ing crazy amidst all the ups and downs of motherhood.
Please fix the audio
Please please fix the audio!! The gender episode was great but hard to listen to. Katie’s audio was too low and the guests was too high.
As a mom to be, I love this podcast.
This podcast makes motherhood very real and has helped me prepared for the unknown. It has taught me, just like no kid life I currently live, mom life is full of ups and downs and that’s part of what makes it great. I know it won’t be easy but at least I know not to feel guilty when it hard and that it’s all worth it no matter how tricky the journey. So happy to hear real moms talk about real things instead of just the magic.