35 episodes

Join me, Taylor Kulik, an occupational therapist and sleep & well-being specialist, as we examine the mainstream narratives that dominate our culture. It's common to enter parenthood without really stopping to reflect on why we are doing the things we are doing. This is a space where we will challenge societal parenting and childhood norms and discuss biological infant sleep without sleep training. We'll also share real journeys of parents who have gone against the grain by practicing responsive and respectful parenting, and by following their intuition. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/taylorkulik/support

Let's Sleep On It: Reclaiming Parenthood Taylor Kulik

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 81 Ratings

Join me, Taylor Kulik, an occupational therapist and sleep & well-being specialist, as we examine the mainstream narratives that dominate our culture. It's common to enter parenthood without really stopping to reflect on why we are doing the things we are doing. This is a space where we will challenge societal parenting and childhood norms and discuss biological infant sleep without sleep training. We'll also share real journeys of parents who have gone against the grain by practicing responsive and respectful parenting, and by following their intuition. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/taylorkulik/support

    Rethinking Postpartum Movement & Exercise with Dr. Cait of Womanly Made

    Rethinking Postpartum Movement & Exercise with Dr. Cait of Womanly Made

    Today, I'm joined by Dr. Cait, a doctor of physical therapy and expert in movement and function of the womanly body, to discuss what is missing from standard postpartum care, and what kinds of movement is most helpful to women in the postpartum period. 



    Website: https://womanlymade.com 

    Postpartum Movement Guide: https://womanlymade.com/shop/p/postpartummovementguide. 

    Instagram: @womanlymadeco 


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    • 43 min
    Elimination Communication with Andrea Olson of Go Diaper Free

    Elimination Communication with Andrea Olson of Go Diaper Free

    Andrea Olson of Go Diaper Free and Tiny Undies joins me to discuss elimination communication, how the average age of toilet training doubled over the last 70 years, and how elimination communication can impact and even improve sleep. 



    Godiaperfree.com - the Go Diaper Free book and courses

    Tinyundies.com - small undies and potties, 6 months and up

    @godiaperfree on social media everywhere

    Podcast: The Go Diaper Free Podcast


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    • 51 min
    Bedsharing, Breastfeeding, and Mother's Mental Health with Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

    Bedsharing, Breastfeeding, and Mother's Mental Health with Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

    In this episode, Dr. Kendall-Tackett joins me to share her expertise and research on bedsharing, breastfeeding, sleep, and sleep training. We discuss: the safety of bedsharing, the complex interplay between breastfeeding, bedsharing, sleep, and maternal mental health. We also discuss whether sleep training actually improves maternal mental health. This will be the last episode of season 2. We'll be back during the new year!

    You can find Dr. Kendall-Tackett:

    www.praeclaruspress.com

    CODE: save 20% on praeclaruspress.com with code SLEEPONIT

    Kathleen Kendall-Tackett Facebook page

    Breastfeeding doesn't need to suck FB page


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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Stress & Trauma During Pregnancy & in Parenthood: An Integrative Approach with Parijat Deshpande

    Stress & Trauma During Pregnancy & in Parenthood: An Integrative Approach with Parijat Deshpande

    Parijat joins me to define stress, and to explain how stress impacts the body, specifically during pregnancy, and how she helps women feel safe in their bodies again after birth/pregnancy trauma.  We also discuss stress during parenting. Parijat explains how we can begin to retrain our stress response patterns to both during the pregnancy/childbirth stage and beyond in day to day life.



    You can find Parijat here: 

    W: parijatdeshpande.com

     IG: instagram.com/healthy.highriskpregnancy

     Book: pregnancybrainbook.com

    Seminar: parijatdeshpande.com/flp (Receive 15% off with code TAYLORK)


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    • 46 min
    Responsive Nighttime Parenting Twins with Emmie

    Responsive Nighttime Parenting Twins with Emmie

    Today mama of twins, Emmie, joins me to share her sleep journey. I know y'all will find her wisdom and advice helpful and encouraging!


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    • 37 min
    Living a Little Less Toxic with Shawna Holman

    Living a Little Less Toxic with Shawna Holman

    My sweet friend, Shawna, joins me on this episode to chat about living a little less toxic: why does it even matter? how do we prevent it from being overwhelming? where do we start? how to get your kids and spouse on board? We'll answer these questions and more!



    Find Shawna here:

    www.alittlelesstoxic.com

    www.instagram.com/alittlelesstoxic

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC001cLvqYloNScHXvXyvNGQ/featured


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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

KaitBray ,

The best❤️

Taylor is so relative and practical. She lives a life that questions the main narrative and brings it back to our biological norms. I love her podcast and following her on Instagram. Initially, I followed her for reassurance that rocking/nursing my baby to sleep and cosleeping was okay. But she quickly became my fav account for many other reasons. She has helped me slowly make other changes in my life and pushed me to do my own research. While also not overwhelming me with all the big changes. She's made non tox livelihood (eating, cleaning, etc.), gentle parenting and much more seem attainable for a normal mom who is slowly evolving herself. And does it in such a respectful way. Couldn't recommend her enough!

Munchkin37 ,

Must listen for new parents!

This podcast is so validating!! I recently started bedsharing with my 6 month old because his sleep took a nosedive and I couldn’t function. It’s been a lifesaver for me but I’ve been feeling shame. This podcast has given me a lot of good information and made me feel validated and not alone! Thank you!

isabelnickname ,

Thought provoking, supportive and my favorite podcast

I’m so thankful to have found this podcast. Taylor always discusses thought-provoking topics with respect to both sides. This podcast has been such a light for me as a FTM ashamed of some of my “mom instincts”. This podcast has helped to give me confidence in how I’m choosing to mother my child. Thank you Taylor, I appreciate your hard work

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