Katie's Crib

Katie's Crib

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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May 13, 2021 57 min

Katie Lowes and Adam Shapiro welcomed their daughter Vera Fay to the world on November 22, 2020. In this episode, Katie invites her husband Adam and her doula Rebecca Benenati back to Katie’s Crib for a healing discussion about her delivery and the 9 months leading up to it. Through laughter and a few tears, the three recount the many obstacles brought on by COVID-19 and Katie learns all that was happening behind the scenes between...

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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 ...

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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!


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February 25, 2021 43 min

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!

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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!


Katie’s Crib Season 4 returns in the spring! Subsc...

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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 ...

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February 11, 2021 36 min

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 effectiv...

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Katie Lowes talks with sex therapist Dr. Shannon Chavez about sexual health and wellness for parents.


Dr. Chavez shares her mind and body approach to sex, why outercourse can be just as stimulating, and ways couples can spice up their sex life! 


Plus, what to do if you’ve lost your orgasm post-baby? Katie’s Crib is here to help.


Crib Notes:

https://drshannonchavez.com


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January 28, 2021 50 min

Pregnant with her own second baby, Katie Lowes asks Sarah Ockwell-Smith (author, “The Second Baby Book”) what growing families can anticipate the second time around.

 

Sarah discusses ways to reduce sibling jealousy, potential regressions from baby #1 , and the real life mom guilt.

 

Plus, IS there a perfect sibling age gap? Tune in to find out!

 

Crib Notes: 

 

The Second Baby Book: How to Cope with Pregnancy Number Two and Create a Happy...

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January 21, 2021 43 min

Katie Lowes chats with Dr. Adam Price (clinical psychologist) about how parents can further understand and develop their sons.

 

Dr. Price delves into roughhousing, bullying, consent, shame, and the key ingredient to motivating boys.

 

Plus, are we raising kids who are too sensitive? Turn up the volume and listen for the answer in this week’s episode!


Crib Notes: 

 

He's Not Lazy: Empowering Your Son to Believe In Himself - book by Ad...

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Leslye Headland (screenwriter) and Rebecca Henderson (actress) get candid with Katie Lowes about the avenues they’re exploring to have a baby. 


The couple walks Katie through their process in finding a sperm donor, the difference between IUI and IVF, and the effects of hormones. They also get into the advantages and disadvantages of known and unknown donors and reveal the “true” reason they’ve come on Katie’s Crib.


Plus, curious to k...

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Al shares how to counter the negative messages kids are receiving from porn, why pizza is a better model for sex than baseball, and ways to discuss consent and practicing safer sex. 

Also, at what age SHOULD we be talking to our children about sex? Hit that play button to find out!

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December 31, 2020 45 min

Oh, the twin-sanity!


Being pregnant with two babies can be difficult, but Katie’s two guests have got some stories and tips to help you pull through.


Marilyn Fu (screenwriter) and Graham Sibley (actor) share how they found out they were pregnant with twins, the labor process, and the importance of individuality in their children.


Plus, is favoritism a factor for parents of twins?

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December 24, 2020 33 min

Katie Lowes speaks with occupational therapist Marlene Handler about the role of these unsung heroes. Marlene outlines what all is involved within an OT’s typical work day, how insurance factors into the mix for patients, and success stories she’s seen up close with her students. 

Plus, Marlene discusses pelvic floor therapy and the alarming exchange with one doctor that motivated her to transition into this line of work.

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December 17, 2020 44 min

Katie Lowes talks with “Tomboy” author Lisa Selin Davis about gender norms within society. The two dive into the history of the term “tomboy,” the root behind and implications of reserving blue or pink for a specific sex, and gender identity. Plus, what are gender reveal parties really revealing about our kids? And should society retire them?

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“Mixed-ish” actress Tika Sumpter delights Katie's Crib listeners this week with the sweet and sour details of her own motherhood experience. Tune in as Tika talks all about pregnancy, preeclampsia, the journey of raising a child with a partner, and becoming an entrepreneur (Sugaberry) during a pandemic.


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www.sugaberry.com

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Is your little one ready to use the potty by his or herself? 

 

Tune in to today’s podcast episode as Katie speaks with Jamie Glowacki (author, “Oh Crap! Potty Training”).

 

The “Pied Piper of Poop” drops a number of pointers, from what signs signal a child baby is ready for potty training, to the most effective way to communicate with stubborn little ones. Jamie also outlines her proven 6-step plan to transition children from diapers ...

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Sharon Feldstein (co-founder of YourMomCares, mom to Jonah Hill and Beanie Feldstein) joins Katie to raise awareness for children’s mental health and urge people to get involved and use their voice! The celebrity mom talks about the heavy toll COVID-19 is taking on everyone and the ways her nonprofit is spearheading innovative, impactful programs and solutions for kids during this time. 


Crib notes:

YourMomCares website: https://www....

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Have you recently found out that your child suffers from allergies? Are you not quite sure what to do about it? Or are you looking for an easy way to explain allergies to your children?


Katie invites fellow mama Julie Feldman and her pediatric allergist Dr. Tricia Lee on the show to talk about what courses of action you can take. The three also go through different types of symptoms, how to take precautionary measures at public even...

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Actress Danielle Brooks of “Orange is the New Black” is an open book on motherhood in this week’s episode of Katie’s Crib. Danielle revisits her scary emergency C-section experience, and she and Katie get honest about losing the baby weight, breastfeeding, postpartum depression, and the identity shifts that can come with being a new mama.


Crib Notes: 

A Little Bit Pregnant – Netflix youtube series hosted by Danielle Brooks. Available...

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