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As first time parents, we often struggle with navigating our new roles. Whether we're Googling for answers at 3 am, joining groups, or taking advice from friends, we must realize there’s no substitute for our intuitive superpower - "mom sense" and "dad sense."

CNN television journalist, podcaster, & mother of three (twins + 1), Kanika Chadda Gupta aims to give credit where its overlooked - the lasting impact of good parenting. On That's Total Mom Sense, she interviews industry leaders on not only their career success but their life lessons and the legacy they aspire to leave for their children - the change-makers of tomorrow. The show has been featured in Forbes and on ABC, NBC, Fox, and Thrive Global. Grab your chai and laugh while you learn with "That's Total Mom Sense.

That's Total Mom Sense Kanika Chadda-Gupta

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 159 Ratings

As first time parents, we often struggle with navigating our new roles. Whether we're Googling for answers at 3 am, joining groups, or taking advice from friends, we must realize there’s no substitute for our intuitive superpower - "mom sense" and "dad sense."

CNN television journalist, podcaster, & mother of three (twins + 1), Kanika Chadda Gupta aims to give credit where its overlooked - the lasting impact of good parenting. On That's Total Mom Sense, she interviews industry leaders on not only their career success but their life lessons and the legacy they aspire to leave for their children - the change-makers of tomorrow. The show has been featured in Forbes and on ABC, NBC, Fox, and Thrive Global. Grab your chai and laugh while you learn with "That's Total Mom Sense.

    Heather Wishart-Smith: Leading with Intention & Integrity

    Heather Wishart-Smith: Leading with Intention & Integrity

    As an innovation strategist, digital disruption integrator, and business leader with proven experience managing and turning around large engineering, consulting, and professional services practices, Ms. Wishart-Smith provides board, advisory and consulting services to corporates, startups, and venture capital funds. Previously, she was the Senior Vice President of Technology & Innovation for Jacobs, the $14B world-leading professional solutions provider. Prior to this role, she led innovation and digital strategy for Jacobs’ Buildings, Infrastructure and Advanced Facilities and led the Mid-Atlantic region, a $150 million business including design, consulting and program management/construction management projects in the rail, highway, transit, Federal, corporate/commercial, science and technology, and related markets. Other notable roles include Jacobs’ Federal Department of Defense Market Sector Leader, Sales Executive, and Principal of multiple large, full-service programs for the Army, Navy and Air Force worldwide.

    Ms. Wishart-Smith was the national President of the Society of American Military Engineers for its centennial year. She has published and presented articles in various publications on leadership, architecture, engineering and construction topics in the military and transportation sectors, and she is currently a regular Forbes contributor. A former U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps officer, Ms. Wishart –Smith is recognized as a strong leader with outstanding financial, business development, and operational skills, and a mentor to rising professionals. She holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia. Awards include the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Gerald C. Brown Mentoring Award (2018); Eno Center for Transportation “Top 10 Women to Watch in Transportation” (2016); University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science Outstanding Young Engineering Graduate (2013); and ENR “Top 20 Under 40” Mid-Atlantic (2013). She is a Fellow of the Society of American Military Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
    Meet My Guest: LINKEDIN: Heather Wishart-Smith, PE, PMP, LEED AP BD C

    • 27 min
    Maz Jobrani: Immigrant Dads & Comedy Life

    Maz Jobrani: Immigrant Dads & Comedy Life

    Throughout the pandemic, we’ve been watching a ton of comedy + Netflix. My next guest

    Maz Jobrani is a comedian, actor and host of his own podcast, Back to School with Maz Jobrani, on the All Things Comedy Network.
    His new standup comedy special, Pandemic Warrior, is now available for streaming on PeacockTV. Maz’s other specials include Immigrant, which was filmed at the prestigious Kennedy Center and is a Netflix original, as well as 3 additional solo specials on Showtime: Brown and Friendly, I Come in Peace, and I’m Not a Terrorist But I’ve Played One on TV.
    As an actor, Maz starred as the title character in the award-winning indie comedy, Jimmy VestVood: Amerikan Hero, a feature which he co-wrote and co-produced. He played the lovable “Fawz” on the CBS comedy Superior Donuts and has appeared on Grey’s Anatomy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Better off Ted, Last Man Standing, and Shameless. He has co-starred in films including Sydney Pollack’s The Interpreter, Disney’s Descendents and Ice Cube’s Friday After Next. He’s a regular guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden.
    In the Spring of 2016 he performed at the White House where he had the privilege of introducing Michelle Obama. As a UC Berkeley alum, Maz gave the keynote speech to the graduating class of 2017. Maz served as the host for the 45th International Emmy’s in New York. He was a founding member of The Axis of Evil comedy tour, which aired on Comedy Central. He is a regular panelist on NPR’s “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” and has given 2 TED Talks.
    His LA Times Best Selling Book, I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One on TV, published by Simon & Schuster. Maz executive produced Everything Must Change, a documentary about his sister’s battle with breast cancer which is currently available on iTunes.
    Meet My Guest: WEBSITE: MazJobrani.com INSTAGRAM: @mazjobrani FACEBOOK: /mazjobrani Press DEADLINE: Maz Jobrani Developing Animated Comedy With Curiosity Ink Media

    • 31 min
    What Matters Most with Maple: Talk With Her: Helping Dads Relate to Their Daughters — with Kimberly Wolf

    What Matters Most with Maple: Talk With Her: Helping Dads Relate to Their Daughters — with Kimberly Wolf

    Are you a daddy’s little girl or have you been deemed as someone who has “daddy issues”? Today, we’re talking about how fathers can relate to their daughters which as psychology has shown is integral in a woman’s sense of self worth and confidence.
    Kimberly Wolfe has been championing the health and wellbeing of teenagers since she was 18, sitting on the quad at my Los Angeles high school, talking with her friends through broken hearts, crises in body confidence, fights with friends, and battles with perfectionism.
    She has an undergraduate degree from Brown University, where her thesis on the history and evolution of sexual health content in SEVENTEEN earned honors in gender studies, and she has a master's in human development and psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her approach blends integrative wellness with positive psychology and entrepreneurial leadership frameworks to equip today's young people with the wisdom and skills they'll need to succeed in their personal, academic, and professional lives after high school.
    Her work has been featured and promoted by platforms including Huffington Post, Forbes, NPR, The Representation Project, and DrGreene.com. Lately, she has been focused on closing the gender gap: teaching Kimberly Wolf's Love Class (TM), an exploration in self-love, relational communication, and sexual health for high schoolers; helping fathers communicate more effectively with their teenage daughters, so young women are more prepared to succeed in their personal and professional lives; and collaborating with other media producers and entrepreneurs promoting gender equality around the globe.
    Talk with Her: A Dad’s Essential Guide to Raising Healthy, Confident, and Capable Daughters (Penguin Life) is Kimberly’s first book.
    Meet My Guest: WEBSITE: KimberlyWolf.com LINKEDIN: /kimberlyspector Press LITHUB: Why Fathers Need to Talk Talk Talk To Their Daughters

    • 33 min
    Lara Heimann: Moving Better to Feel Better

    Lara Heimann: Moving Better to Feel Better

    Lara Heimann is an international yoga pioneer and Physical Therapist focused on evolving the practice of yoga to empower movement and balance amidst a modern lifestyle of technology and sedentariness. She is redefining the modern practice of yoga through her comprehensive LYT Method®, emphasizing smart alignment, functional movement, and spiritual wellness. Lara has taught her methodology to thousands of students in more than 50 countries and has led workshops worldwide to speak about and explore consciousness, anatomy and purposeful movement. She is a regular contributor to Women Fitness, and has been featured in outlets like NBC News, Today Show, Inside Edition, Yahoo, Shape, Scientific American, MSN, Nylon, Pop Sugar, Elite Daily, Well+Good and so many more. She has also partnered with the New York City Department of Transportation to lead a city-wide yoga class to nearly 400 participants during its Summer Streets initiative.
    Through its holistic connection between body and mind, Lara’s methodology is a clear and influential roadmap to ignite the spirit to operate at its highest potential. Coined a “yoga mama” by students across the globe, and a teacher of teachers, Lara is also a certified Natural Food Chef (Natural Kitchen Cooking School) and Holistic Health Coach (Institute of Integrative Nutrition) who champions healthy habits beyond the mat and advocates for the environment and all species of animals.
    Meet My Guest: WEBSITE: LYTyoga.com INSTAGRAM: @lara.heimann INSTAGRAM: @lytyogamethod

    • 37 min
    Cat & Nat: #MomTruths + #MomSecrets Revealed

    Cat & Nat: #MomTruths + #MomSecrets Revealed

    Finding the humor in motherhood is tough. But laughter is the best medicine and it’s the best way to get through the daily challenges and fires we put out as moms. Today’s guests are the hilarious duo, Cat & Nat.
    With seven kids between the two of them, Cat & Nat know just how lonely and isolating motherhood can be. So, they set out on a mission to bring women and moms together.
    CATHERINE BELKNAP and NATALIE TELFER have been friends since they were teens but grew closer with motherhood when they chose to confide in each other about the more taboo topics of parenting. It wasn’t long after that when they decided to bring the conversation online in hopes of helping other moms feel less isolated. Their rapidly exploding community of like-minded moms tune in every day to watch them rewrite the paradigm of “the perfect mom.”
    Cat & Nat's rapidly-exploding community of like-minded moms tune in every day to watch them rewrite the paradigm of “the perfect mom.” With honesty and humor, Cat & Nat dismantle the unrealistic portrayals of motherhood that are often presented throughout social and traditional medias. Through their virally famous #MOMTRUTHS, which have garnered hundreds of millions of views around the world, their Facebook livestreams and Instagram stories, their best-selling book, and iHeartRadio award nominated podcast, Cat & Nat share everything moms think but are too afraid to talk about.
    Meet My Guest: WEBSITE: CatandNat.ca INSTAGRAM: @catandnat TWITTER: @catandnat FACEBOOK: /catandnat Mom Haul: Twin Truths Wine

    • 27 min
    America Ferrera: Parenting in the Pandemic

    America Ferrera: Parenting in the Pandemic

    America Ferrera is an award-winning actress and producer known for her breakthrough role as “Betty Suarez” on ABC’s hit comedy, Ugly Betty. For her performance, Ferrera was recognized with a Golden Globe®, Emmy® and Screen Actors Guild Award®, as well as ALMA and Imagen Awards.
     
    Meet My Guest: INSTAGRAM: @americaferrera TWITTER: @americaferrera  
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: #WeCanDoThis #Ad Paid for by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Talk to a doctor if you have questions about the vaccine. Find vaccines near you at https://www.vaccines.gov.
    https://www.hhs.gov https://www.instagram.com/HHSGov https://twitter.com/HHSGov

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

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159 Ratings

159 Ratings

sammy g berg ,

Love this show…

Kanika is so earnest and compassionate that her show exudes the kind of comforting maternal advice everyone could use…myself included (a Dad of 1 with another on the way). Love this podcast!

RC123321 ,

Wonderful, informative & fun!

Absolutely love Kanika and this podcast. Highly recommend!!!

NinaM3 ,

Fantastic!

Really love listening to this podcast. Each interview is insightful and thoughtful. Always leaves me with some new tidbit of information and inspiration.

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