Today We Tried is a parenting podcast brought to you by Colugo where you’ll find relatable and diverse stories, the best advice, and a chance to feel more connected and confident as you take on the adventure of parenthood. Each week, Christy, Colugo’s Chief Parent Officer and mom of 3, chats with a guest about a big moment in parenthood and breaks it down to make it feel less daunting and more doable. Remember: you got this!
Celebrating Moms and Prepping for Baby #2
As part of our Mother’s Day celebrations, Christy, Colugo’s Chief Parent Officer, is joined by Emily Juchau, a Customer Experience Lead at Colugo. They chat about Colugo’s Customer Experience Team, which is made up entirely of moms, and why they love chatting with other parents. Emily shares how she is preparing differently for baby #2 based on what she learned the first time around, including why lining up a therapist is key and the importance of advocating for yourself from the start.
Talking to Kids About Art
Christy, Colugo’s Chief Parent Officer, is joined by Liz Baill, Collections Interpreter for Youth and Families at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to talk about how to get kids excited and talking about art. Liz shares tips on how to engage your kids in art at home and at the museum by asking the right questions, embracing the process instead of the outcome, and letting your kids take the lead. She also recommends her must-have art supplies for kids.
Navigating Pregnancy After Loss
TW: Pregnancy Loss
Christy, Colugo’s Chief Parent Officer, is joined by Morgan Goodwin, a former college track star and current blogger and content creator who is married to NFL wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and mom to Marae. Morgan shares her heartbreaking and inspiring story of holding onto her certainty that she would be a mom through late-term pregnancy losses of 3 sons, including how she kept faith first, built a support network and found the right healthcare providers.
Finding Natural Products for Your Baby
Christy, Colugo’s Chief Parent Officer, is joined by Lauren Goldfaden, founder of Mini Bloom, to chat about finding natural products for your baby. Lauren has super actionable advice about what to look for and what to avoid when picking baby products. And, her advice translates easily to finding products for yourself, too! Lauren also shares what inspired her to start Mini Bloom and some of the joys and challenges of having 2 kids close together in age.
Special Episode: Design Talk with Rob Spalding
Christy, Colugo’s Chief Parent Officer, is joined by Rob Spalding, Colugo’s Head of Design, to talk about the innovative, super functional, and beautiful rain gear that he’s designed for Colugo. Rob shares insights into his background that inform his design process, how he and Laura, Colugo’s accessories designer, worked together to design Colugo’s 2020 outerwear during COVID, and how he is constantly incorporating feedback from parents into his designs in innovative and delightful ways.
Founding “Black Mom Google” and Navigating Infertility
Christy, Colugo’s Chief Parent Officer, is joined by Tomi Akitunde, journalist and founder of Mater Mea, a community for Black moms and gender non-conforming people. Tomi shares what inspired her to start Mater Mea and how it’s evolved over the years in its mission to provide answers and community and to depict the richness and diversity of Black motherhood. She also shares her own “mom-in-waiting” story and how it’s informed and intersected with her work.
Great podcast for parents
Love Christy’s style and podcast. Highly recommend!
Relatable, approachable, smart
Christy is so easy to listen to and to talk with - she’s like your brilliant mom friend next door. Loved being a guest and love listening to all the episodes. Grateful for this space to feel in solidarity with other moms.
Thoughtful, prepared, compassionate
Thank you for your latest episode. Your considerate approach to the interview helped me learn even more about my precious daughter.